This week’s suggestions include seeing “Our Idiot Brother” or another new movie, watching the MTV Video Music Awards, celebrating Women’s Equality Day and more.
1. You can tell it’s back-to-school time by the movies opening this week: The big ones are R-rated, and the third is PG-13, bordering on R. First we have “Our Idiot Brother,” R, starring Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks, Zooey Deschanel and Rashida Jones; then the horror movie “Don't Be Afraid of the Dark,” R, co-written by Guillermo del Toro and starring Katie Holmes; and the PG-13 revenge thriller “Colombiana,” starring Zoe Saldana.
2. Friday is Women’s Equality Day, a holiday that was created to commemorate the 19th Amendment, which was passed on this date in 1920. The amendment gave women in the U.S. the right to vote. Some local organizations will be having events to mark the day, so check the newspaper for listings.
3. Friday also is National Dog Day, a holiday designed to celebrate canines. Today, pamper your pooch by playing in a park, going to the groomer’s – whatever you can think of to “spoil” your furry friend.
4. Sunday night at 9 EDT is the annual MTV Video Music Awards. This awards show generally produces more than a few good storylines, not to mention the music. Find the list of nominees and other information by clicking the link above.
5. The weekend wouldn’t be complete with some sports, and this one will see plenty. The NFL preseason is well under way, and Saturday will see a host of games. Baseball is still in action and nearing playoff time, as is Major League Soccer. If you like European soccer, their leagues recently kicked off; find TV info at ESPN and Fox Sports.
GateHouse News Service