The ShowBuzz Weekly Forecast

John Cusack in Warner Bros. Pictures' Must Love Dogs - 2005
This week, there is a little something for everyone, whether you are a Stephen King fan or in to country music. You will get your pop-culture fix somewhere.


"1408" is a horror movie staring John Cusack about Suite 1408 at the Dolphin Hotel, where demons that threaten Cusack's life really exist. Samuel Jackson plays the hotel manager in the movie, which is based on a Stephen King story.

Steve Carell returns to the big screen in "Evan Almighty", in which he plays a newly elected congressman from Buffalo who is approached by God, played by Morgan Freeman. Evan is then commanded to build and ark and become something of a modern-day Noah.

Photos: "Evan Almighty" Debuts
Elisha Cuthbert plays top model Jennifer Tree in "Captivity" and is adored by all. But when she attends a charity event, she is drugged and then kidnapped. The movie follows her abduction, torture and her overwhelming desire to escape and live.

The long-awaited film starring Angelina Jolie and produced by her partner Brad Pitt, "A Mighty Heart," is finally here. Based the story of Mariane Pearl and her murdered journalist-husband, Daniel Pearl, in 2002, the film explores life in the post 9/11 world and Mariane's ability to rise above violence and hatred.

Photos: On Location With Angelina
"Broken English", starring Parker Posey is about a woman in her 30s looking for love while surrounded by people who are married and have kids. Meanwhile her mother won't leave her alone about being single. Out of the blue she meets Julien, an oddball Frenchman who turns her life around.


"Power of Art," the new PBS series from Simon Schama, explores powerful turning points in the lives of eight artists and the masterpieces that resulted — defining their careers and forever changing the way the world sees art. The series begins Monday with Vincent Van Gogh and then continues with Pablo Picasso.

"Meadowlands:" This new show is about an upscale town that is full of secrets. The offbeat Brogan family moves in and takes the intrigue up a notch. The series premieres Sunday on Showtime.

Just when we need another medical drama, "Heartland" comes to the rescue. Set at Pittsburgh's St. Jude Regional Transplant Center, it focuses on Dr. Nathaniel Grant, a driven, domineering surgeon. It premiers Monday on TNT.


Jersey boys Bon Jovi's new CD "Lost Highway" has a distinctly country feel. It features new songs like "Lost Highway" and "Stranger" with LeAnn Rimes.

Photos: Country Stars Put On A Show
Also for country fans is Brad Paisley's "5th Gear". The song for which the album is named tells the story of a 16-year-old scrimping and saving to buy his first car.

Reformed pop-tart Mandy Moore is now an adult and is back with a new CD "Wild Hope". For this folksy album, she worked with John Alagia, who has produced songs for John Mayer and Dave Matthews Band.

The ex-married couple Meg and Jack White are back as The White Stripes with their sixth album "Icky Thump". The album, Jack White said, is a tribute to redheads.

Photos: The White Stripes
For those who want to travel back in time, check out "Summer of Love: The Hits of 1967" which features songs like "San Francisco" by Scott McKenzie and "Somebody to Love" by Jefferson Airplane.

Photos: Monterey Pop
"Who We Are" is the new CD by the group behind "Hanging by a Moment," Lifehouse. This album is full of up-tempo new songs.


The story of legendary children's author Beatrice Potter, "Miss Potter" starring Renée Zellweger and Ewan McGregor, can now be viewed in the privacy of your living room.

Photos: 'Miss Potter' Debuts

The brother-sister love triangle "Gray Matters" starring
Heather Graham, Tom Cavanagh and Bridget Moynahan, is out on DVD. When a brother and sister ballroom dancing pair falls for the same woman, things start to get complicated.

"Lucille Ball Film Collection" contains many of the films that the unforgettable comedic actress did from "Dance, Girl, Dance" to "Mame."

"Reno 911!: Miami" is based on the Comedy Central show, but this time the cops from Reno are in Miami for a police convention. Hilarity ensues.

"Bridge to Terabithia" is based on the book by Katherine Paterson, was produced by the same people who did "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe." It's the story of two best friends who create a secret kingdom called Terabithia, where they are not outcasts like they are in school.


Janet Evanovich's new novel in her Stephanie Plum series, "Lean Mean Thirteen," has the heroine digging into the past and looking to the future to solve crimes.

Jane Green's new book, "Second Chance," is about a tragic death that brings old friends back together.

"The Green Book: The Everyday Guide to Saving the Planet One Simple Step at a Time" by Elizabeth Rogers and Thomas M. Kostigen is for anyone who wants to find out how they can help make the world a greener place.

"Innocent As Sin" by Elizabeth Lowell tells the story of dissatisfied banker Kayla Shaw and the tortured Rand McCree. The two meet and their lives become intertwined by crime.


"Eurydice" opens at the Off Broadway Second Stage Theater on June 18 and runs through July 21. It's an updated version of the classic Greek myth.

"Beyond Glory" is the theatrical adaptation of the book "Beyond Glory: Medal of Honor Heroes in Their Own Words" by Larry Smith. It tells the harrowing tales of eight veterans from World War II, Korea and Vietnam. The show opens June 21 and runs through Aug. 19 at the Off Broadway Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre.