Director/writer J.J. Abrams and producer Steven Spielberg didn't tell us much with the secretive trailers released for their movie "Super 8," although we did know it had something to do with a camera, a train accident and non-human life forms.
Opening this Friday, "Super 8" stars Joel Courtney, Elle Fanning and Kyle Chandler in the tale about a group of six Ohio kids in 1979 who witness a train collision that unleashes something inhuman onto their small town.
Here's what else you shouldn't miss this week:
- Also on TV tonight is the premiere of "Food Network Star" on the Food Network at 9 p.m. ET.
- After the “MTV Movie Awards,” the new series “Teen Wolf” is airing at 11 p.m. ET/PT. It may have the same name as the ‘80s movie, but it’s definitely darker. Take a look at a preview here.
- Over on Fox, a new season of “MasterChef” premieres at 8 p.m tonight.
- No, you’re not alone in your excitement for the season premiere of “Covert Affairs.” CNN’s Henry Hanks is too – catch it on USA at 10 p.m. ET, and look for his recap of the premiere on Wednesday!
- “Breaking Bad” won’t return to AMC until July 17, but the entire third season is available on DVD today.
- Also arriving on DVD is the Coen brothers' Oscar-nominated Western starring Matt Damon and Jeff Bridges, “True Grit.”
- After much buzz, Ann Patchett's latest novel "State of Wonder," set in the Amazon jungle, arrives today.
- If you like it a little bit (or a lot) country, be sure not to miss the 2011 CMT Music Awards on CMT tonight at 8 p.m. ET.
- Other than "Super 8," your other options at the cineplex this week include the family film "Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer" and "The Trip," a comedy about a guy who was hoping to take his girlfriend on a wine excursion but ends up stuck with his best friend instead.