Following a less-than-stellar outing with 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' star Josh Hutcherson and a holiday break, 'SNL' will return this weekend with its first of three major December installments. This time out, the sketch comedy show will return 'Anchorman' star Paul Rudd to the stage for his third hosting duty and his first alongside UK sensation One Direction.
The summer is over and September is upon us. The result? One of the most boring weekend box office reports in months. Months! The month or so following the end of the summer movie season is traditionally one of the worst of the year, the time when Hollywood unleashes all of the films that they have little faith in, a buffer between the blockbuster months and the award season months. In other words, it's the exact kind of climate where a movie like 'One Direction: This is Us' can thrive.
U.K boyband One Direction, the five-man (err, boy) British/Irish pop group who first came to prominence on the U.K version of 'The X Factor' two years ag,. are already poised to win the hearts of tween girls stateside. First it was a stint on the Nick hit 'iCarly' and a performance on the upcoming Kids' Choice Awards. And now, One Direction is about to invade the U.S. with their windswept hair and lilting accents on their own Nickelodeon show. But not all their fans are giddy with glee.