Welcome to Crush This, your weekly guide to what’s new in movies, music and TV. We’ve navigated the inner reaches of our entertainment-obsessed brains in search of all the pop culture landscape has to offer. This week, the last of The Hills, new music from an infamous female rapper and a movie that will invade your dreams.
Movies: Can’t wait until Friday for a new movie release? Check out the mid-week debut of The Sorcerer’s Apprentice on Wednesday. This Disney live action film based on a short from the cartoon Fantasia stars Nicolas Cage, Jay Baruchel and Alfred Molina (as the bad sorcerer, of course). It looks like one part Harry Potter, one part Enchanted — what could be wrong with that?
And Friday, The Dark Knight‘s Christopher Nolan is back with his latest mind-bending thriller, Inception, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon Levitt and Ellen Page. Leo can invade people’s dreams to steal information, but where do dreams end and reality begin? What is left when even dreams can be invaded?
TV: It’s premiere week on USA, with the second season debut of White Collar, starring Matt Bomer and Tim DeKay, and the premiere of new series Covert Affairs with Coyote Ugly‘s Piper Perabo and Ugly Betty‘s Christopher Gorham on Tuesday. On Monday, catch the newest (and only?) female detective buddy show Rizzoli & Isles on TNT, starring Law & Order‘s Angie Harmon playing a detective and Mission Impossible III‘s Sasha Alexander as her buddy, a medical examiner, which premieres after a new season of The Closer.
And you better believe we’ll be watching as The Hills‘s season finale airs Tuesday night on MTV. What we’re ready to see: Kristin Cavallari and Brody Jenner finally part ways, Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt finally have no real reason to be famous (though we’re sure they’ll think of something new soon) and even Lauren Conrad returns for the aftershow.
Music: Controversial rapper M.I.A.‘s much-anticipated, confusingly named new album, /\/\ /\ Y /\ (aka Maya), drops Tuesday, just a few weeks after a New York Times profile pushed the star to tweet out a writer’s phone number. Also out on Tuesday, a new album full of standards and cabaret tunes from 30 Rock‘s Jane Krakowski.