Welcome to Crush This, your weekly guide to what’s new in movies, music, TV, and DVD. We’ve navigated the upcoming release calendars in search of all the pop culture landscape has to offer. On deck this week are New Moon on DVD, The Bounty Hunter and The Runaways in theaters, and the American Idol top 12 Rolling Stones show.
You’re probably already camping outside Best Buy, waiting for your local New Moon release party at midnight tonight, right? (Kidding. Well, half-kidding.) If vampire/werewolf stories aren’t your jam, try Disney’s reentry into hand-drawn animation, The Princess and the Frog, or Broken Embraces, a.k.a. the movie Penelope Cruz should’ve been Oscar nominated for. Also Ninja Asassin, if that’s the sort of thing you’re into.
Jailbait girl rocker biopic The Runaways hits theaters on Friday (Kristen Stewart! Dakota Fanning! They kiss!), along with the Jennifer Aniston/Gerard Butler fighting-exes-who-will-surely-fall-in-love-again rom com The Bounty Hunter, and Repo Men, a.k.a. the reason Jude Law hosted Saturday Night Live this week, a thriller about a man who repossesses organs.
The White Stripes release Under Great White Northern Lights on Tuesday, the soundtrack to the band’s documentary chronicling their 2007 trek through Canada to celebrate their 10-year anniversary.
If you’ve managed to recover from last week’s American Idol elimination tragedy, the two-hour top 12 performance show on Tuesday is Rolling Stones-themed. Wonder what Lilly Scott would’ve done with that? Wednesday night’s got the season finales of Scrubs (possibly the series finale, since Scrubs: The New Class didn’t do too hot ratings-wise) and The Real World (if this season didn’t bore you too much). FlashForward returns from its ultra-long hiatus on Thursday night.