Go out of your way to talk about: "An Education"
More Nick Hornby, I know. But his small Sundance film "An Education," is too good to miss. In the postwar, pre-Beatles London suburbs, a bright schoolgirl played by Carey Mulligan is torn between studying for a place at Oxford and the alternative offered to her by a charismatic older man played by Peter Sarsgaard. If only life were full of these kind of choices. (Friday)
Is there ever a bad time to talk about: "South Park"?
Nope. The show has already done big Kanye West and Michael Jackson episodes, so it's anyone's guess what we'll see, but take note: Season 13 starts at 10 Wednesday on Comedy Central. Be there. (Wednesday)
And I'll still talk about: "The Next Iron Chef"
There is just no way it will compare to "Top Chef Masters," but anything hosted by food whiz Alton Brown is good enough for me. Will also cheer on our hometown contestant Eric Greenspan, chef-owner of the Foundry on Melrose. (Today)