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. We’re finally over our Labor Day hangover, and settling into this crazy new season called fall. The best thing about fall? New seasons of our favorite television shows premiere, along with new shows altogether, like Top Chef: Just Desserts and Boardwalk Empire.
Movies: So many good movies hit theaters this week, after a glum last few weeks. Emma Stone (mostly known as that girl from Superbad) stars in her first leading role — as a girl who lets guys pretend that they’ve had sex with her in Easy A — and we can’t wait. And Ben Affleck is back in fine form with The Town, which he also directed. And, it stars our favorite actor of the moment Jon Hamm. Plus, Never Let Me Go, starring Keira Knightley, Hollywood It Girl Carey Mulligan and the new Spider-Man Andrew Garfield, opens Wednesday. And if you’re looking for something quirky to see, what about Alpha and Omega, a cartoon voiced by Christina Ricci, Hayden Panettiere, Justin Long? Or Jack Goes Boating, an indie directed by and starring Philip Seymour Hoffman along with Amy Ryan? Too many to choose from!
TV: Fall TV season starts to kickoff this week in full effect. Gossip Girl and 90210 are back on the CW on Monday, along with new MTV reality show The World of Jenks. Tuesday, new seasons of CW shows Life Unexpected and One Tree Hill debut, as well as new TLC reality show Sextuplets Take NY. A new episode of Survivor starts Wednesday and new Apprentice kicks off Thursday. We’re also excited for brand new food reality show Top Chef: Just Desserts, which premieres Wednesday. Yum. And Sunday, with True Blood over, we’ll be tuning in to HBO to see the debut of new series Boardwalk Empire.
Music: Two anticipated albums are out this Tuesday: Weezer‘s Hurley with our favorite Lost character on the cover and up-and-coming band 2AM Club’s What Did You Think Was Going To Happen, along with cutie Trey Songz‘s Passion, Pain & Pleasure.