This week the KERN Krew and I will be talking tonight about “Days of Future Past,” which will serve as the basis of Fox’s next installment of the durable X-Men franchise.
We may discuss Mike Ehrmantraut’s legacy expenses and Walter White’s Victor-flying-too-close-to-the-sun speech from last week’s “Breaking Bad.”
We’re probably going to talk about whether ABC Family’s “Bunheads” is better than HBO’s “The Newsroom.”
We may talk about the Olympics generally, and 6’2” Russian beach volleyball player Anastasia Vasina in particular.
19-year-old Australian hurdler Michelle Jenneke.
We may talk about the British Film Institute elevating “Vertigo” (directed by a dirty foreigner) over “Citizen Kane” (directed by the visionary American Orson Welles). Next they’ll be telling us “The Office” is better than “Eastbound and Down” and “Doctor Who” is better than “Star Trek.”
This, by the way, is the sober and responsible American Film Institute’s top ten:
1. Citizen Kane
2. The Godfather
4. Raging Bull
5. Singin’ in the Rain
6. Gone With The Wind
7. Lawrence of Arabia
8. Schindler’s List
10. The Wizard of Oz
We’re also going to finally talk about autumn movies we’re most excited about. SPOILER! My candidates don’t necessarily include “The Hobbit”:
* SEPT. 14: “The Master,” the not-Scientology-that’s-for-sure project from Paul Thomas Anderson, of “Punch Drunk Love” and “There Will Be Blood” fame. (Maybe it’s secretly about the Mormons?)
* SEPT. 28: “Looper,” the time-travel tale from “Brick”/”Brothers Bloom” boy Rian Johnson.
* OCT. 12: “Argo,” the fake-sci-fi-movie Iran-hostage-rescue thriller from Ben Affleck (“Gone Baby Gone,” “The Town”).
* NOV. 9: “Skyfall,” Sam Mendes (“Revolutionary Road,” “Away We Go”) directing a James Bond movie.
* DEC. 21: “This Is 40,” writer-director Judd Apatow checking in on the Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann characters from “Knocked Up.”
* DEC. 25: “Django Unchained” puts Sam Jackson and Christoph Waltz back in proximity to Quentin Tarantino. It should have starred Idris Elba, but whatever.
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