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I normally do not write about Saturday Night programming. Why? Because there is nothing worth mentioning — until now!

Did you know that Brian Austin Green (Beverly Hills 90210) and Harold Perrineau Jr (Sons of Anarchy) star in a hour long musical comedy series on TBS called The Wedding Band?!? Most people do not because TBS dumped the series on Saturday’s- yet the series has been breaking cable Saturday night viewing ratings records for the network and has actually been making a case for a renewal — though I still feel like TBS is trying to burn off the series after changing its mandate from producing a mix of hour and half hour comedies. And I will say this though, the series is actually pretty funny with good covers of popular songs making me question TBS’ decision to dump the show on Saturdays.

So, what is The Wedding Band about for those who have not heard about it? The series follows a group of lifelong friends and the new guy (Perrineau) who are in a wedding band (called Mother of the Bride) and get into trouble with each and every gig they play. It is a strange mix of comedy and procedural which actually works in favor for the show as they play at different parties and get to know the people they are playing for. It works. The episodes already have ranged from weddings (that’s what they normally do) to playing at a house party for two geeky guys trying to land the girls of their dreams. The show also has had quite the guest list for a new series and has included appearances by Megan Fox, Ryan Hansen, and Bree Turner amongst others.

The show’s main strength lies in the ensemble cast. Besides BAG and HP, the series features the likes of Jenny Wade (Reaper), Melora Hardin (The Office), and Peter Cambor (NCIS: LA). This group clicks in ways most shows wish they could because they all play off each other strongly. The covers are actually pretty good, better then what we’ve seen on shows like Glee  and they twist them in ways you wouldn’t expect. Brian Austin Green shows that he actually has a pretty good singing voice (he plays the lead singer of the band), as do the others in the cast as they sing songs every so often as they switch off singing duties from time to time.

Is The Wedding Band amazing TV? No, but it’s fun and deserves a lot more attention then it is getting. If you go out on Saturdays (like most people do) I suggest that you DVR this show. It actually is worth your time. It is fun and a little bit quirky and that’s all you can ask for from a show like this and I’m glad it’s around for now (even if it is being burned off).

Episode Description, “Time of My Life:” Rutherford plans an adult prom, but she must deal with her high-school nemesis in the process. Elsewhere, Tommy woos everyone’s fantasy woman, and Stevie dates a florist with some lusty talents.

Catch the all new episode of The Wedding Band on TBS at 10pm! What else can you watch tonight (there isn’t much- but there are some good classic Holiday movies on)!

8PM

HALLMARK: A Bride for Christmas (holiday movie)
NICK: Victorious/Marvin Marvin (comedies)
NBC: It’s a Wonderful Life (classic holiday movie)
DISNEY: The Santa Clause 3 (holiday movie)
LIFE: Undercover Christmas (holiday movie)
TLC: Extreme Christmas Trees (holiday repeat)
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9PM

DISNEYXD: Kickin’ It (teen comedy)
BIO: Celebrity Ghost Stories (docu)
CMT: Redneck Island (reality)
ID: Motives & Murders (docu)
SYFY: Dragonwasps (tv movie)
ABC: College Football (sports)
FOX: College Football (sportS)

10PM

CBS: 48 Hours (news showcase)
ANIMAL: Pit Bulls and Parolees (docu)
BIO: The Haunting of… (docu)
CMT: Chainsaw Gang/Big Texas Heat (reality)
ID: Fatal Vows (docu)
MTV: House of Style (behind the scenes)
ABCFAM: Elf (holiday movie)

New posters from the new Warner Brothers adaptation of DC Comic’s Jonah Hex have been released. These feature cast members Josh Brolin and Megan Fox.

jonahhex-posters

The film comes out on June 18th, and co-stars John Malkovich and Michael Fassbender. Check out the film’s trailer on it’s official site.

Lots and lots of cool stuff is coming out from the San Diego Comic-Con (the first one I haven’t attended in the past five years). At the end of the weekend, I’m going to have a special Comic-Con round-up version of The Pit with my thoughts on some of the news coming out of the con. I figure there are enough sites with round the clock coverage that are actually there, so I can back off this one. But I did see this poster online that was revealed at the con and I think it is too cool not to post!

Josh Brolin and Megan Fox in our first Jonah Hex movie poster! This is a film that can still go either way in my mind, but I trust Brolin as an actor and the source material is awesome. We’ll see. But for now, we can enjoy this poster…

Jonah Hex Poster

New Lara Croft Tomb Raider Actress

With how fast news travels, it is already old news that Warner Brothers has acquired the film rights to the Lara Croft Tomb Raider video game franchise.  The WB has confirmed that their plans will ignore the past two Angelina Jolie Croft films and they will relaunch and completely overhaul the franchise’s film series. Personally I think this is awesome news. Even though Jolie was perfect for the artifact-collecting beauty, the films were sub-par at best. A fresh approach and series is just what they need. And that is going to start with a new actress.

E! Online is reporting that Megan Fox (Transformers) is a front runner for the role, while Ain’t It Cool News is pushing for Rhona Mitra (Underworld: Rise of the Lycans) to take over for Jolie.  Megan Fox is a fan favorite and the role could push her into superstar status (not that she isn’t seen that way already by teenage boys world wide).  Mitra would be an interesting choice for the role. AICN reports that she was the original inspiration for the video game version of Lara, which means she fits the part physically and with Doomsday and an Underworld sequel under her belt, she has shown that she can handle the action.

Personally, neither Fox or Mitra would be my number one choice for the role. I’d much rather see Mila Kunis as Lara Croft. Kunis has the right amount of attitude and hotness for Croft, and she has also proven her place in the video game action genre (Max Payne).

What do you think? Who would you like to see take over as Lara Croft?

Transformers 2 Photos

Empire and USA Today got their hands on a few new images from Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.

The new film, directed by Michael Bay, promises to have 40 different warring giant robots while the film has a mega budget of over 200 million dollars. In the new film, Optimus and the Autobots are forced to team up with the U.S. military after the Decepticons invade Earth in an attempt to capture Sam (Shia LaBeouf). Megan Fox, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson, and John Turturro all return for explosion filled sequel.

I’m not quite sure how Toby Young’s life story came to be a book or a movie, but luckily they got Simon Pegg to translate Young’s arrogance into comedy.

The Book:
Reading this book made me angry. Throughout Toby Young’s memoirs you want to reach through the pages and strangle him for being such an enormous idiot. And yet, he is presented with opportunity after opportunity that he continues to mess up in one way or another. Young’s memoirs follow him from the start of his career at The Modern Review in London to his years at Vanity Fair in New York and through his descent into oblivion after messing up every opportunity handed to him. The memoir reads like fiction, and would be a quick, funny read if Young didn’t go off on so many uninteresting tangents. It’s as though once the word restrictions of journalism are lifted he’s got so much to say, regardless of whether it’s relevant or not. His tendency to ramble and vast amount of name dropping cause him to come off as a bit of a pompous ass. Still, the story has a complete arc and taken with a grain of salt actually makes for an interesting narrative, and is really an inspired source for a film adaptation.

The Movie:
It’s impossible for Simon Pegg not to be funny, and he brings a sort of sympathy to Toby that the book lacks, yet it’s still very hard to relate to such a despicable character. The movie changes nearly everything- only Toby, now Sydney, and Graydon, now Clayton (Jeff Bridges), remain relatively the same, with a few anecdotes making it to film such as the incident in which Sydney asks a famous actor if he is Jewish and gay (in the book it’s Nathan Lane) and Sydney ordering a strip tease in the office on Take Your Daughter to Work Day. Other than that there are new characters, such as Alison (Kirsten Dunst) who plays Sydney’s unlikely love interest and Sophie Maes (Megan Fox) a hot young actress who Sydney relentlessly tries to land in bed. The film has its moments of being laugh out loud funny (most of which are lifted straight from the book), but when it comes down to it Sydney is not a character that we want to see rise to success and get the girl.

What’s Missing:
Almost all of the tangents from the memoir, plus a ton of characters including Alex di Silva, Toby’s good friend who meets great success in Hollywood as Toby falls from grace; Chris Lawrence, Toby’s office mate who he immediately bonds with and shares his love for all things British and James Bond; and Caroline, the little sister of a friend from London who comes to live with Toby and whom he falls helplessly in love with.

What’s New:
Alison is like a hybrid of Elizabeth, the smart successful fashion director of Vanity Fair, Aimee who co-heads the department that Toby works in, with a little bit of Caroline thrown in for the romance. The actress Sophie Maes mixes Sophie Dahl the supermodel who befriends Toby and becomes his roommate with the many actresses and supermodels who rejected Toby along the way, plus a little bit of Pippi, the assistant whose dog incident makes it to the film in the form of Cuba, Sophie’s ill fated Chihuahua. Eleanor (Sophie’s publicist), Lawrence Maddox (Sydney’s boss), and Vincent LePak (the young, “it” director) are all completely new to the story. Also, the character of Elizabeth Maddox doesn’t exist in the book, but the characteristics and scenes they applied to her are that of Anna Wintour in the book. I think it would have been a cute little throwback had they gotten someone who at least looked like Meryl Streep (if not Meryl herself) and named the character Miranda.

Overall Adaptation:
I was pretty lukewarm on the memoir, but it had the possibility of being a great source of adaptation. However, the film left me feeling pretty lukewarm as well, but I did find Simon Pegg a tad less pompous than the original Toby Young and more of the bumbling idiot that Pegg plays so well.

This book did not impress me, but this trailer on the other hand makes the film look very funny.  Probably because it’s better to watch someone funny like Simon Pegg play an idiot who screws everything up, than it is to read the actual accounts of a real life idiot who was handed everything and flushed it all away.

The best elements from the memoir are there- from asking a popular actor if he’s gay in an interview (in the memoir it was Nathan Lane) to the stripper on “Take Your Daughter to Work Day.”  However, it looks like they’ve changed and blended a lot of the characters, for instance I’m pretty sure Kirsten Dunst’s character is a mix of two female characters from the book with a little bit of fictional character to beef up her part.  And I’m pretty sure Sophie (Megan Fox) was a model in the book, though the whole thing with the dog happened to a hot, young assistant.

I think this movie looks hysterical.  Simon Pegg is perfect to play the sad sack Toby/Sydney Young and as morbid as it may seem- I can’t wait to see how his missteps play out on screen.  His bad fortune may make for comedy gold.