By EW Staff
September 14, 2009 at 08:13 PM EDT

Movies 9

Elijah Wood, Jennifer Connelly, and Christopher Plummer lend their voices to this animated parable about a group of creatures fighting for survival in a post-apocalyptic world.

TV The Jay Leno Show series premiere (NBC, 10 p.m. EDT)

NBC’s big gamble — forsaking 10 p.m. dramas to bring Jay Leno to primetime every night — launches tonight. Will it pay off? We’ll see, but landing Jay-Z and Rihanna, who’ll sing “Run This Town” for the opening act, is definitely a good way to start.

Music 11:11, Rodrigo y Gabriela

Rodrigo y Gabriela are, without question, the world’s premiere Mexican acoustic metal duo. Dig their unique instrumental stylings once again on their first album since their 2006 breakout. Read an EW profile of R&G

Books A Gate at the Stairs, Lorrie Moore

Moore’s first novel in a decade chronicles a Midwestern girl’s coming-of-age, as she takes a part-time job as a nanny. Fans of Moore’s short story collection, “Birds of America,” will not want to miss this. Read our review of ‘A Gate at the Stairs’

Tech Site: Learn Something

Come for the trivia, stay for the super simple — and completely delightful — line illustrations. Go ahead, learn something