Bonus View Digest - October 28, 2011

Posted Fri Oct 28, 2011 at 10:35 AM PDT by

Hope everyone has fun plans for Halloween weekend. Before you head on out to your friends' costume party, make sure to give The Bonus View a once over because we posted quite a few great articles this week.

Whether you're looking for news and reviews of the latest TV shows, or commentary on the state of modern action movies, you've come to the right place. So before you strap on you mask and take your kids out trick-or-treating, stop by the blog to see what you may have missed.

Theatrical News

This week was chock-full of news on the new movies releasing at a theater near you. Luke gave us the rundown on 'Paranormal Activity 3's spectacular take at the box office this past weekend. Who knew it would rake in $54 million on opening weekend?

Also check out Luke's favorable review of 'The Rum Diary' and his not so favorable review of Justin Timberlake's action movie 'In Time .'

E took time to highlight some of the industry's new trailers in this week's Trailer Park . Check out trailers for 'The Raven' and the greatly anticipated Marvel movie 'The Avengers.'

Finally, Aaron takes a good hard look at the state of today's action movies and how their general feel and filming style has drastically changed. Check out the article, and let us know how you feel about the new movement of Chaos Cinema.

Home Theater News

Staying inside this Halloween weekend? Well, we have all the information of what's new on the Netflix stream as well as what you'll be able to find on VUDU movie service. Also, check out Josh's weekly Blu-ray rundown to see what movies are worth purchasing.

TV Recaps and News

The Sitcom Scorecard made a triumphant return as readers debated on whether or not they like the two new ABC sitcoms, 'Last Man Standing' and 'Man Up. Aaron hated both of them and graded them poorly on the Scorecard. What do you think?

In another popular article Aaron pleaded with readers to watch three of his favorite TV shows . Shows that the blog didn't have much time to cover, but shows that should be watched anyway.

Looking to discuss the plotlines of your favorite shows with fellow readers? Well we have recaps for 'Castle ,' 'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia ,' 'Modern Family ,' 'Once Upon a Time ,' and 'American Horror Story .' We also have a recap of this week's 'Walking Dead ' episode. Both of the 'Walking Dead' recaps have turned into quite heated debates in the comments section. If you're a fan of the show, make sure you're making your voice heard.

Special Features

This week's Mid-Week Poll asked if you still dress up for Halloween. The Weekend Roundtable dealt with everyone's favorite Criterion release. What's yours?

Thanks for reading! We'd like to wish all of our readers a happy and safe Halloween. Enjoy your weekend; we'll be right here (raiding the candy bowl) when you get back!

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