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All I gotta say is, Halle Berry looks mighty sexy in this one—which is all the motivation I need to see it.
WEAKEND PLANNER GETS DOWN TO THE REAL NITTY-GRITTY
Je-C and J.J. Thoughtfully Lay Out Your Options for the Weekend
Due to an overwhelming public outcry…well, we did get one email complaint...Weakend Planner will henceforth be just what its name indicates, while Trakin gets his own space in which to blather about whatever is on his mind. Thank you for your concern and patience in this matter. You can now safely return to your Friday the 13th. —The Editor

CALENDAR
Friday, April 13th
6:00pm
Madina Lake @ Country Club Theatre, Ogden, UT

8:00pm
The Killers @ Frank Erwin Center, Austin

9:00pm
The 44’s @ 2nd Street Jazz Bar & Grill, L.A.

Saturday, April 14th
7:10pm
Padres @ Dodgers (Prime Ticket): Schmidt against Peavy—should be quite a pitcher’s duel.

7:30pm
KCRW Presents A Sounds Eclectic Evening 6 featuring The Shins, Lily Allen, Cold War Kids and more @ Gibson Amphitheater, Universal City

8:00pm
Augustana @ House of Blues San Diego

Nekromantix @ House of Blues on Sunset

The English Beat w/ The Plimsouls @ House of Blues (Downtown Disney), Anaheim

10:00pm
Freakhouse @ The Whisky, West Hollywood

Sunday, April 15th
10:00am
KDGE 102.1 Fest featuring Jet, Sparta, AFI, Blue October, Kaiser Chiefs, Finger Eleven, Bullet For My Valentine and other @ Pizza Hut Park, Frisco, TX

7:00pm
Buckcherry @ Palladium Ballroom, Dallas

Andrew W.K. @ Broken City, Calgary

JE-C’S NEW-MOVIE RUNDOWN

Disturbia
Starring:
Shia LaBeouf, Sarah Roemer, Carrie-Anne Moss, David Morse, Aaron Yoo
Synopsis:
Distressed by his father's untimely death, a teenager begins acting out and soon finds himself under house arrest after getting into trouble one too many times. To help pass the time stuck indoors, he begins spying on his neighbors, only to become convinced that the guy living across the street is killing young women.
Thoughts: I’m on the fence about this movie—part of me thinks it’s gonna be stupid and bad, part of me thinks it could be really good and surprise a lot of people. Either way, I’ll most likely find myself there on opening night.

Perfect Stranger
Starring:
Halle Berry, Bruce Willis, Giovanni Ribisi, Gary Dourdan, Patti D'Arbanville, Clea Lewis
Synopsis:
Desperate to solve the bizarre murder of a childhood friend, an undercover reporter creates several online aliases to lull the killer out of hiding. With her new identities in place, the nosy newswoman's Internet snooping leads her straight to the powerful CEO of a major advertising agency.
Thoughts:
All I gotta say is, Halle Berry looks mighty sexy in this one—which is all the motivation I need to see it. Plus, it has a really good cast.

Also Opening this week:
Year of the Dog:
Starring Molly Shannon; from the mind of Mike White.

JE-C’S RANT OF THE WEEK
Ok, so here is what is bugging me: Sanjaya!! I understand why people are fascinated with him and how it’s a ploy to ruin American Idol, but there are some really talented people on the show this season, as there were last year, who seem to get overlooked. I thought the point of the show was finding the most talented singer, rather than running a popularity contest—but that’s what it has become. I mean, last year, Taylor Hicks won it over Daughtry and Katharine McPhee, and it seemed obvious to most that Daughtry was the best, and he’s proved it with his record sales, Taylor has pretty much disappeared. I got so annoyed by Sanjaya still being on the show that I booted it off my TiVo. If It were really about talent, to me, the obvious choice this year would be Jordan Sparks. The reason I say this is because she’s young, pretty and has just as strong a voice as Melinda and Lakisha, both of whom appear to be one-trick ponies. I find most of the other contestants to be dull and boring. If you strongly disagree with me, please email me at [email protected], because I’d like to see the Planner become more interactive with its readers.

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