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If We Controlled Your Remote… 9/13/15

Have you ever been at a loss as to what to watch? Too many shows to pick from? We’re here to give you our opinions on what we feel is worth watching. Check it out and then let us know in the comments below what you’re choosing for tonight!

Kyle’s Choice

projectgreenlightsmallI’m really excited for the return of Project Greenlight to HBO tonight. The series, which is executive produced by Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, gives viewers a look at the entire movie-making process, from choosing a script, to selecting a director, assembling the cast, and filming, editing, marketing, and releasing the film. The series originated on HBO back in 2001, where in the first 2 seasons, we got to see dramas Stolen Summer and The Battle of Shaker Heights (starring a before-he-went-crazy Shia LeBouf) being made. Then the series moved to Bravo for its third season, for a very different kind of film, horror movie Feast.

Last year, we got a similar series on Starz called The Chair from Chris Moore, one of the Project Greenlight executive producers, and watching that series reminded me just how much I had missed Project Greenlight. I’m so glad to see the original show returning — and to its original home on HBO. For this new season, the Farrelly brothers have joined Ben Affleck and Matt Damon to judge the submissions and choose a script and a first-time director to make the movie. We’ll get to follow along with the process as this fresh filmmaker deals with the challenges of pre-production, principal photography, and post-production, and gets some guidance from the mentoring producers. I’m assuming with the Farrelly brothers involved, it will be a comedy this time around, but no matter what the film, I’m looking forward to another season of behind-the-scenes movie magic and drama!

On tonight’s premiere, 13 finalists are chosen from a pool of thousands of aspiring filmmakers and travel to Los Angeles to meet the series’ judges, who discuss the merits of each contestant’s short-film submission before announcing a winner.

Check out the finalists and hear the judges’ comments tonight on HBO at 10/9c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Big Brother, The Strain, The Great Food Truck Race, and Fear the Walking Dead.

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