Wednesday, October 17, 2007

4th\SW Quadrant 10/22 '07

The Approval Matrix: Week of October 22, 2007

"Prison Break" Rips Off "Se7en"

Jump the Shark related, "Three little words come to mind: Jump the shark! Instead of the writers/producers developing a different storyline, and taking their time to figure out a way to make her exit more believable (and less gruesome and tragic), the went straight to the she's-not-coming-back-so-let's-put-her-head-in-a-box solution. I get it, something went down in contract negotiations with Sarah Wayne Callies, and she's not coming back. But, first of all, her death is sort of a rip-off of Se7en, and second, it's completely over-the-top for the current storyline. LJ is fine, but Sara gets beheaded? Hmmm. I'm thinking they messed this one up big time..."

The Farrelley's
"The Heartbreak Kid"

Plot Summary: Eddie is forty, owns a sporting-goods store, and is still single. After watching his ex-fiancée walk down the aisle, he meets Lila, an environmental researcher, who seems too good to be true. Pressured by his father and best friend, Eddie pops the question and marries Lila after only 6 weeks. However, as he almost instantly discovers, his new bride is a nightmare with more baggage than he can handle. She's immature, foolish, a monster in bed, owes a tremendous amount of money to various sources, and as it turns out, is only a volunteer and doesn't actually have a job. While on their honeymoon in Cabo, Eddie meets Miranda, a down-to-earth lacrosse coach who is visiting with her family. Sparks fly, and Eddie falls for her. Now comes the tricky part of breaking off his marriage to crazy Lila, all while keeping the truth from Miranda about why he's in Cabo in the first place... (IMDb\ Written by Lex)

The Heartbreak Kid Trailer

Monopoly: Boutique Edition

This is Monopoly like you have never seen it - dressed up in pink and all about things girls love! Buy boutiques and malls, go on a shopping spree, pay your cell phone bill, and get text and instant messages. You and your friends will adore the funky tokens, cool buildings, and cute illustrations. Best of all, the game is stored in a beautiful keepsake box which doubles as a jewelry box. Cool game features include: 8 collectible tokens just for girls, keepsake storage box with removable tray and mirrored insert, pink gameboard with fun properties, pink and purple translucent boutiques and malls instead of houses and hotels, Instant Message and Text Message cards instead of Chance and Community Chest, pink Title Deed cards, redesigned Monopoly money, flocked banker's tray, 2 pink dice, and instructions. Paint the town pink with Toys R Us Exclusive! (Toys R Us)

Seth Rogen on "Saturday Night Live"

Annie Wu of TV Squad said, "Seth Rogen shared the Saturday Night Live monologue that he's supposedly always dreamed of doing, complete with Bill Hader as Steven Segal. It was cute but, again, didn't get huge laughs. Oh, and speaking of Rogen and Hader, I totally expected more of them working together."

"Saturday Night Live" MacGruber

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