School’s back (which if you live in the college town that I do is NOT a bad thing), Football season is up and running, and pretty soon we’ll be rocking our favorite hoodies – indeed summer is over.
Even though our time in the sun has come to a close, here are some awesome events going down this fall that’ll have you forgetting the beach in no time.
September 15 & 17: It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
On the 15th season 4 finally comes to DVD, and I can’t wait to get my hands on it. Last season could have been the show’s best, just watch the first two episodes and tell me I’m wrong. The best part is two days later, season 5 begins. I think that the gang is going to top themselves this season. Oh yeah, the cast will also kick off a live tour of “The Nightman Cometh” in Boston on the 15th. That should be an awesome show.
September 18: The Informant! & Jennifer’s Body
Matt Damon and Steven Soderbergh reunite for what looks like a quirky take on corporate greed and the man trying to bring it down.
Then there’s Jennifer’s Body. We know that this is going to be horrible. But it’s got Megan Fox literally being a man eater and its cheese factor will probably make it a classic.
September 20: Pearl Jam – Backspacer, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Bored to Death
Target will release the Seattle band’s ninth studio album on a Sunday, which should cure the Mondays. From what I’ve heard, this album is going to be a solid rocker that proves that Pearl Jam has still got it.
HBO looks like it’s going to continue to lock down Sunday nights with the return of Curb Your Enthusiasm, with that Seinfeld reunion, and the debut of Bored to Death.
September 25: I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell and The Surrogates
The whole bachelor party-turned-nightmare-movie has been done a lot, but not only does I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell have one of the greatest titles ever, it’s also apparently based in a true story, which means any of us could get into these shannighans.
Bruce Willis in a sci-fi murder mystery, yeah, I’m already there.
September 29: Alice in Chains – Black Gives Way to Blue
Nothing says fall like music from Seattle. This time it’s Alice in Chains with their first album in over a decade. Frontman Layne Staley is obviously not around, but the remaining members found a great replacement in William DuVall. From the two tracks that I’ve heard, this album is going to rock.
October 2: Zombieland
How can this zombie comedy starring Woody Harrelson not be awesome?
October 2-3: NHL Drops the Puck
More people should watch the NHL. Even if you can’t follow along with the lengthy schedule, you should at least check out the season opener when the Red Wings and Blues battle in Stockholm and then there’s the Blackhawks/Panthers squaring off in Helsinski. Another game you should mark on your calenders is the ever cool Winter Classic on New Year’s Day, when the Flyers and Bruins play in Fenway Park.
October 13: Wolfmother – Cosmic Egg
The Australian rockers will release their sophomore album Cosmic Egg after four years between albums, although I’m not crazy about the title. Their self-titled debut was awesome, and despite replacing their bassist and drummer, this is still going to be a balls to the wall album.
October 16: Law Abiding Citzen, Black Dynamite & Where The Wild Things Are
Gerald Butler is really trying to prove that he’s a badass this fall.
Black Dynamite is finally coming to a theatre near you. Now I could try to be clever and try to write something wimiscal about this movie, but I’ll let the official site do it instead: When “The Man” murders his brother, pumps heroin into local orphanages, and floods the ghetto with adulterated malt liquor, Black Dynamite is the one hero willing to fight all the way from the blood-soaked city streets to the hallowed halls of the Honky House.
Don’t be afraid to embrace your inner child when Spike Jonze releases this live action rendition of one of everyone’s favorite childhood books.
October 23: Them Crooked Vultures
Back in August this new supergroup (Josh Homme from Queens of the Stone Age, Dave Grohl from Nirvana and Foo Fighters and Led Zeppelin’s John Paul Jones) made their live debut during a Lollapalooza after party and released a promo video which states: “On October 23, the Devil will be happy.” Of course most people assumed that this would be the release date of their debut album, but that has since been denied. Regardless, something should be going down on October 23 and we can be certain that it’s going to melt our faces.
October 27: NBA tip-off
The 2009-2010 NBA season gets things rolling when the Cavs face off against the Celtics. Damn, that’s gonna be a showdown. Afterwards, the Lakers play the Clippers in the Battle of Los Angeles.
October 28: The Boys of Summer’s Last Hoorah
The World Series kicks off to end the 2009 MLB season. Obviously we don’t know who’s in it, but the Phillies are looking good enough to repeat.
November 13: 2012
Roland Emmerich is back at destroying the world, this time by showing how it will go down if that whole Mayan calender prophecy comes true.
Who needs beach babes and cookouts with all this entertainment to keep us busy? Here’s to what looks to be some new “fall classics”.
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