The Filtered Forecast: Feb. 23 – Mar. 2nd

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We’ve got kind of a big week coming up for you here. The culmination of awards season is upon us. Along with that comes one of my favorite films of 2012 on Blu-ray and DVD. Plus, a very non-awards-y movie is coming to theaters. All that and some TV tidbits below!



Photo Credit: Girls- 

Now that we’re more than halfway through the sophomore season of HBO’s hit comedy, the consensus between the writers here is that it’s utterly bizarre, but still one of the best shows on TV. This week sees Hannah and Jessa heading upstate to visit the latter’s parents. One, it’s exciting to be meeting Jessa’s family. Two, it’ll be great to see the characters in a setting that isn’t New York City. Three, the clips released from it are hysterical. If you’re a fan, don’t miss this episode. (Sunday at 9 pm on HBO)


Photo Credit: The Master on Blu-ray/DVD-

I’m still amazed this film didn’t get some more recognition from the Academy. It wasn’t exactly the “feel good movie of the year” but it featured several of the best performances of 2012, who did get recognized by the Academy. It also featured a weirdly inspiring character arc for its lead. Something only the likes of Paul Thomas Anderson could deliver. (In stores Tuesday)


Photo Credit: Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season Finale-

It’s been a bit of a rocky season over at The Clone Wars, but the season certainly seems to be ending on a high note. The current arc puts Anakin’s padawan Ahsoka in trouble with the law, even if she didn’t commit the crime. Could this be the end of our ill-fated lead? She certainly is no where to be found in Revenge of the Sith, and the finale could show us why. (Saturday at 9:30 am on Cartoon Network)


Photo Credit: Jack the Giant Slayer

Bryan Singer directs this fantasy re-imagining starring Nicholas Hoult, Ewan McGregor and Stanley Tucci. That cast alone is enough to get me to the theater. But what really attracts me to the film isn’t the action but the humor. The trailer alone features a ton of charming moments from every name listed above. It could end up being the surprise hit of the season. (In theaters Friday)


Photo Credit: The 85th Annual Academy Awards-

Seth MacFarlane hosts Hollywood’s biggest night in what was probably the most competitive year in about a decade. Will Argo win it all despite Ben Affleck’s snub? How much will other favorites like Lincoln and Silver Linings Playbook take home? I would care more about those things if I didn’t know Adele was singing “Skyfall” live at some point. Because let’s face it, that’s going to be the highlight of the night. (Red Carpet starts at 5:30 pm on E!, the actual ceremony starts at 8:30 pm on ABC)


Who do you think will take home the Oscar gold? Check out our predictions and follow us during our live tweet of the awards @dr_dougherty.

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