Untertainment Weakly (10-21-11)

By Jake

ABC has canceled Glenn’s favorite new show of the season, “Charlie’s Angels.”  He was just telling me how much he loved it and that I should check it out.

Shia LaBeouf is not returning for more “Transformers” films, but the studio is in talks with Jason Statham to take the lead!  That is some weird news.

The season 2 premiere of “The Walking Dead” made cable ratings history, drawing 4.8 million viewers.  Keep in mind that "Saved by the Bell: The College Years" got canceled for low ratings and it had 7 million viewers a week.

NBC is doing a heavy push for “Prime Suspect” next week.  It will air on 5 times next week.  Then it will get canceled probably.

Fox is looking to turn “Zombieland” into a half hour TV series.  I hated “Zombieland,” did you?

ABC has ordered a pilot for a Mandy Moore family comedy.  Nobody does comedy as well as Mandy Moore!

French Stewart will guest star on an episode of “Community.”

Guy Ritchie is planning on remaking “Cannonball Run” and wants Brad Pitt to star.  If you know why any of this is taking place please leave a comment explaining.

“The Punisher” could become a TV series on Fox.  As long as it’s like Lexi Alexander’s “Punisher: War Zone” I’ll be on board.

Movies Out Today
The Three Musketeers - While I am inherently against remakes, I am not against adaptations.  That being said, there is no way in hell you should see this movie.  First, it’s directed by Paul W.S. Anderson (of "Alien vs. Predator" fame).  Secondly, have you seen the trailer?  It looks awful.

Paranormal Activity 3 - This film has been getting some strong reviews, which I find surprising.  I absolutely hated the original film.  It was so boring.  If I wanted to watch people sleep I would get a job at a sleep clinic or crack open a bottle of chloroform.

Johnny English Reborn - I do not hate Rowan Atkinson.  I love “The Black Adder.”  I hate “Mr. Bean.”  Johnny English seems stupid in the vein of “Mr. Bean."  This movie looks like shit.  When people say that British humor is more refined than that of Americans, they are not talking about "Johnny English Reborn."  Who knows what they are talking about.  Have you seen "Coupling"?  It's worse than "Friends."

Other Thoughts
I need to clear something up that seemed to become an issue in last week’s article.  I am not disparaging the original movies that are being remade.  I hate remakes.  I just don’t want you fine folks to think of me as only negative.  In fact, I would say that I am not negative at all, I just like creativity and originality so much that I find it necessary to rally against remakes.  Just to make sure that nobody thinks I’m negative, I am now adding a top 10 list of media I enjoyed over the week.

Top 10 Things I Like This Week
1. Community
2. Upstairs, Downstairs
3. Friday Night Lights (Watching season 3 currently)
4. Arena (1989) Review
5. Jordan, Jesse GO! (Podcast)
6. Cut Copy (Band)
7. The Thing (1982)
8. Parks and Recreation
9. Rodney Dangerfield “It’s Not Easy Being Me” (Book, Currently Reading)
10. Dead Rising (XBOX 360)


  1. Last week I got 32 likes and several comments. What did I do wrong this week?


  3. Next week's article is going to be so fucking angry!

  4. That's what Obama asks himself every day.

  5. I can't BELIEVE they canceled Charlie's Angels. It was hands down the best show on CBS, except for Big Bang Theory and Evening Shade.

  6. Barf Bag Theory is my favorite CBS show.

  7. "Evening Shade" was really funny. I doubt anything funnier has ever been on television. Maybe "Whitney."

  8. From Mandy Moore's Wikipedia article:

    "Moore has become a fan of mixed martial arts, often attending UFC events."

    UGH. Ryan Adams wearing a fucking TapOut shirt, yelling at bloodied, homophobic meatheads pummellng each other while Mandy Moore pegs him & gives him a reacharound is not a picture I needed in my head. Maybe I'm projecting.

  9. Wow, guess no one has the guts to even mention Ron Paul in this news article. Typical liberal media bias.