Ahead of the Curve: Weekly pop culture sheet
June 5th, 2011
04:06 PM ET

Ahead of the Curve: Weekly pop culture sheet

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.

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  1. test

    ..........╭╬╮ ◢
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    April 27, 2013 at 7:39 pm | Report abuse |
  2. blah


    April 26, 2013 at 10:56 pm | Report abuse |
  3. @ just ted

    Is that uverse nation wide? Tv no good anymore, I like old reruns

    June 6, 2011 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
  4. Hersheys Butt Syrup

    Chocolate anyone?

    June 6, 2011 at 10:07 am | Report abuse |
  5. Just ol Ted

    Hi Our Good Friend. I have AT&T Uverse. It is pretty good. A zillion channels with good reruns of older shows. We hope yall are doing super good.

    June 6, 2011 at 9:52 am | Report abuse |
  6. Instigator

    Elle Fanning is almost as cute as her big sister Dakota.

    June 6, 2011 at 9:48 am | Report abuse |
    • eaton manasses

      I like Elle and Dakotas boyfriends. Would love them to do a number on my moist brownie filled hiney.

      June 6, 2011 at 9:54 am | Report abuse |
    • Rastas

      Me and my homies did both of them last night at a Holiday Inn Express. Tight doesn't begin to decribe them.

      June 6, 2011 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
  7. sarah

    My boyfriend will be happy when i tell him about the coen brothers movie. we're big fans.

    June 5, 2011 at 11:34 pm | Report abuse |
  8. twisted

    Another week of bs on tv yeah!

    June 5, 2011 at 11:06 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Billy The Kid

    Yep! Tv sucks! That's why we come on here.

    June 5, 2011 at 10:16 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Cookie Monster

    @TED, what do you have, time warner? I don't have the chiller channel. I got optimum, don't know if I can it on there. Blasted man! All I get is $h!t. I'm eatting chips ahoy cookies!! Need fricken milk though 🙁

    June 5, 2011 at 8:10 pm | Report abuse |
  11. -.-

    I have no comment at this time.

    June 5, 2011 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Just ol Ted

    Guess i will be watching the Chiller channel again this week. They always have something good on. ITs scarry good.

    June 5, 2011 at 4:56 pm | Report abuse |

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