Monday, September 27, 2010

Check It. Weekend entertainment letdown.

We're usually pretty positive here at the BEAT--pointing out awesomeness here, there, and everywhere. Well ... this weekend, at the movie theater and on TV (excuse me, HBO) it was disappointment after disappointment.

Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps was lacking that movie magic that pulls you in. It all just felt staged, which was really odd considering the great talents involved. Aside from The Bowery Hotel duvet cover briefly/strangely featured in the LeBeouf/Mulligan apartment, it was sadly uninteresting.

Boardwalk Empire picked up a bit this week, with Steve Buscemi leading the way. It still feels a bit long, even though this week's episode was under the hour mark.

Bored to Death was on following 'Boardwalk', and before Eastbound & Down, so I watched it. The best part was a conversation about Orangina. I do love a good cold Orangina.

And, to wrap up the weekend of less-than-thrilling entertainment--the season two premiere of Eastbound & Down. After loving season one, I had been waiting for this episode for some time. It just didn't deliver. Kenny Powers is in Mexico, has hideous corn rows in his hair, and is less funny than he was before.

Next weekend--I do have hope for David Fincher's The Social Network.

-- Leslie Anne Wiggins

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