Six Picks for the Week of March 28-April 3

Source Code Read Reviews
In theaters Friday

Director Duncan Jones returns to theaters Friday with his sophomore feature film. Source Code follows Jones’ strong debut Moon and is a high-concept, sci-fi-tinged story of the noble Captain Colter Stevens (Jake Gyllenhaal), who must investigate a deadly Chicago train bombing by participating in a secret government experiment (Source Code) that will allow him to cross over into a dead train passenger’s life for his last eight minutes. Experiencing the explosion over and over, Stevens collects clues that might prevent a larger attack and becomes attached to fetching female passenger Christina, played by the excellent Michelle Monaghan (Kiss Kiss Bang Bang). 

Check out the Groundhog Day-type thriller at the official website.

The Killing
Two-hour series premiere Sunday at 9p on AMC

AMC’s latest original series is a set-in-Seattle remake of a 2007 Dutch Danish program (Forbrydelsen) about the police investigation that follows the death of young Rosie Larsen. The grieving family and friends become suspects, and each of the 13 episodes follows one day in the investigation. Wait. Is this Twin Peaks? It sure sounds like it. The series stars TV vets Mireille Enos (Big Love) as the lead detective, Billy Campbell (Once and Again, The 4400) as a politician running for mayor and Michelle Forbes (Star Trek: The Next Generation, Homicide: Life on the Street, Battlestar Galactica, True Blood) as Rosie’s mother.  After Sunday’s two-hour premiere, the subsequent one-hour episodes will air at 10pm ET/PT.

Start guessing who killed Rosie Larsen at the official website.

Belong by The Pains of Being Pure at Heart Read Reviews
New album in stores Tuesday

New York’s very own The Pains of Being Pure at Heart return with their eagerly anticipated second full-length. Belong, arriving in stores Tuesday and available now digitally, brings listeners shoegazey ’90s alt-pop with producer Flood (The Smashing Pumpkins, U2, Nine Inch Nails) and mix master Alan Moulder (My Bloody Valentine, Ride, Swervedriver) on board contributing to the musical bliss. Instead of signing to a major label after their acclaimed debut, The Pains remain at their excellent label Slumberland Records, one-time home to pop predecessors Velocity Girl, Lilys, and the Swirlies.

See if you Belong and stream the album at the official website, or listen to the album below:

Jackass 3.5
First installment debuts online Friday at

Arguably the best 3D movie of last year, Jackass 3D redefined what you could throw at an audience in the third dimension. Now, the deleted scenes and outtakes from the film are being trickled out as episodic slugs on peer-to-peer on-demand website Joost. Starting Friday, April Fools’ Day, you’ll be able to witness Steve-O getting his butt bitten by a snapping turtle, a rocket-propelled attack on Bam Margera’s ass, and other anally fixated pranks. God bless you, Internet.

Go back to viewing bodily fluids in 2D at the official website.

The Borgias
Two-hour series premiere Sunday at 9p on Showtime

Now that The Tudors has ended its run on Showtime, The Borgias, debuting Sunday with a special two-hour episode, is here to fill your violent and sexy costume drama needs. Created by Neil Jordan (The Crying Game) and starring Jeremy Irons as Rodrigo Borgia, the series is about the powerful Borgia dynasty in 15th century Renaissance Italy. The Borgias are often referred to as the original crime family, and the series will cover their ascension into wealth, politics, and religion.

Jeremy Irons is a dead ringer for Rodrigo Borgia at the official website.

Super Read Reviews
In theaters Friday

Were you let down by the broadly subversive self-made comic book hero flick Kick-Ass? Then Super might be for you. Written and directed by James Gunn (Slither), the low-budget film, opening in limited release on Friday, stars Rainn Wilson as a broken man who transforms himself into The Crimson Bolt after his wife (Liv Tyler) cheats on him. The Crimson Bolt then teams with sidekick Boltie (Ellen Page) and wages a war on crime. Kevin Bacon plays the bad guy, and the supporting cast includes Michael Rooker (Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer), Linda Cardellini (Freaks & Geeks), and Nathan Fillion (Firefly, Castle) as The Holy Avenger. We’ve got our geeky hopes up again for this one.

The official website is super; thanks for asking.

Closing the book on last week

#1 Movie Weekend Box Office Champion (Estimated, U.S. only; source:
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules 52 $24.4 million; 1st week at #1
#1 Album #1 Album on Billboard 200 (Source: SoundScan)
Adele: 21 76 3rd week (1st consecutive) at #1
Top-Rated TV Show Top-Rated Primetime Broadcast Show (Source: Nielsen)
American Idol [Wed] (Fox) 22.6 million viewers; week of 3/14-3/20

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Comments (2)

  • Richard  

    Super is going to rock. First day view. Now only have to wait for Hobo with a Shotgun-

  • Robert  

    The Killing is a remake of a Danish series. Not freakin' Dutch.


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