Kristen Stewart's New Flick Panned by Critics
As America waits with baited breath to see which girl Bachelor Jake Pavelka offers the final rose, UsMagazine.com rounds up the weekend's can't miss movie and TV moments.
On Monday's Bachelor finale, Pavelka reportedly takes finalist Vienna Girardi to a steamy mud bath and goes snorkeling with Tenley Molzahn in St. Lucia.
Should Pavelka and his lucky lady work out, they won't need the services of NBC's The Marriage Ref, which kicks off with a sneak peek Sunday at 10:30 p.m. In the show, executive produced by Jerry Seinfeld, real-life couples confess their relationship feuds to a panel of celebs including Eva Longoria and Tina Fey. Comic Tom Papa decides the winner.
In theaters this weekend is Kristen Stewart's quirky indie The Yellow Hankerchief, which Us' Thelma Adams declares to be an Us Bust. Shot back in 2007, the flick stars Stewart -- who shows promise, though she's twitchy -- as a Southern teen who picks up an ex-con (William Hurt) for a journey into post-Katrina New Orleans. While beautifully shot, Adams reasons Hankerchief is a limp road movie that doesn't cover any new territory.
A better flick pick would be the foul-mouthed bromance Cop Out, which pairs Tracy Morgan and Bruce Willis as NYPD detectives recently suspended after a botched drug bust. Us' Adams gives the film three stars out of four and says director Kevin Smith capitalizes on the duo's great chemistry. Smith gets laugh-out-loud performances from Morgan as a bag of insecurities and Willis as the stoic macho man.
DVR alert for next week: NBC's new family dramedy, Parenthood -- based on the hit 1989 movie -- debuts Tuesday, March 2 at 10 p.m. Ready for a by-the-numbers rundown? Lothario bro Crosby (Dax Shepard) gets a paternity shock; single mom Sarah (Lauren Graham) gets set up on a disastrous blind date; and earnest family guy Adam (Peter Krause) must deal with a family setback.