BY: FRANCISCO FLORES
FilmsThis is Where I Leave You
Judd Foxman lives an easy life. He loves his house, his job and is completely worry-free. On his birthday, he goes home to celebrate with his wife only to find her in his bed with his boss. As if things couldn’t get worse for Judd, he receives a call from his sister saying their father passed away. To grant his father’s last wish, Judd and his three siblings go back to their hometown and spend a week with their mother. This “dramedy” stars Jason Bateman, Tina Fey and Jane Fonda and will be released on September 19.
The Green Inferno
Eli Roth is known for creating twisted and eerie works that are not only chilling, but also downright creepy. “The Green Inferno” is no different. The film follows a group of New York students as they travel through the Amazon forest in Peru. They arrive with the intentions of helping the rainforest, but soon find out they have a bigger problem, running into an unknown tribe that has had no contact with the modern world before. The film hits theaters September 5.
No Good Deed
“Love thy neighbor” gets a whole new meaning in “No Good Deed”, out September 12. When an escaped convict named Colin (Idris Elba) comes knocking on a random door asking to use the phone for a car emergency, a woman named Terri (Taraji P. Henson) unknowingly lets the man in. Terri stays cautious but quickly becomes infatuated with Colin’s good looks and charm. Colin eventually disappears into her home and terrorizes her and her children while they try to escape. With no power and complete darkness, Terri does all she can to save herself and her family.
Cheek to Cheek
Pop superstar Lady Gaga will join forces with renowned singer Tony Bennett this fall. The two musicians will release an album full of jazz standards titled “Cheek to Cheek.” Lady Gaga, known for her huge pop hits, formed a close relationship with Bennett throughout the last few years. The unlikely duo became close friends in 2011 when Lady Gaga was featured on Bennett’s “Duets II.” Though both artists have completely different audiences, Bennett and Gaga are sure to bring their musical elements to a new high as they cross paths and present “Cheek to Cheek” on September 23.
Everything Will Be Alright in the End
After joining Republic Records for their ninth studio album, Weezer will release “Everything Will Be Alright in the End” on September 30. The first single, “Back to the Shack,” premiered in February of this year on the band’s 2014 Weezer Cruise. The single was released for download in July in anticipation of the September release of the album. The new album is produced by Ric Ocasek, who also produced their iconic “Blue Album” and “Green Album.” This ninth album, “Everything,” takes fans right back to the band’s first album in a nostalgic rollercoaster of 90’s rock music.
Neon Future I
Orange County native Steve Aoki is set to release his second full-length studio album on September 30. Aoki has been releasing dance music since 2008, but has been a disc jockey since his time at UC Santa Barbara in the mid-90s. “Neon Future I” is the first of a two-part album, with the second half planned for release in early 2015. It will feature a different artist on each of the ten tracks, including Fall Out Boy and will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas. The album is full of lively beats that coincide with the album title.
Sons of Anarchy
“Sons of Anarchy” returns this fall for its seventh and final season. The FX-network show began in 2008 and gave the network its highest ratings for a TV series. In the season seven poster, Jax, played by Charlie Hunnam, is seen ready to kill. The final season will begin with Jax being in and escaping from jail to hunt down his wife’s killer for the ultimate revenge. Will someone try to stop him? Keep an eye out for guest appearances from Marilyn Manson and Lea Michele in “ Sons of Anarchy,” which premieres on September 9.
Superheroes have been on the rise, dominating both big and small screens. Many know some of the origin story of Bruce Wayne and Batman through a multitude of movie and TV adaptations, but Fox’s “Gotham” other residents in the corrupt city before Wayne picked up the cowl. Starring Ben McKenzie, Sean Pertwee, Jada Pinkett Smith and more, fans of the characters and comics will sure to be pleased with the easter eggs scattered throughout each episode of this fresh adaptation. This series premieres September 22.
The fourth season of “Scandal” is sure to be the best season yet. When the third season ended, fans were left with a cliffhanger after Olivia is seen boarding a plane to an undisclosed location. Kerry Washington will return as Olivia while the new season focuses on her point of view for the show. Due to Washington being pregnant for much of the third season, the show focused more on other characters rather than hers. The fourth season of the show premieres on September 25 on ABC.