Archive for the ‘televsion’ Category

the fixers by ej fleming

Sunday, March 13th, 2011

just finished reading the fixers by e.j. fleming about the early days of the mgm studio. the book, which partially inspired the film hollywoodland, ends with the mysterious death of george (superman) reeves.


bill o’reilly goes to bat

Thursday, October 21st, 2010

bill o’reilly and roger ailes go to bat for juan williams after his outster from the u.s. radio network, n.p.r. juan was taken to task by the station for making what his superiors believed to be an inappropriate comment. the specifics of which have been thoroughly explored over the past day and a half.

and as we here don’t simply express an opinion but dress down opinions, we’re here to talk about juan williams’ expanded role with fox news. now everyone knows that for most people working at or even listening to npr is more a labour of love than anything else. or a labour of hate – depending on which side of the political spectrum you fall under.

in juan williams’ expanded role with the rupert murdoch network, williams will sit in for bill o’reilly once-a-week and do a back-and-forth with him a la glenn beck once-a-week. guess juan just made out like a bandit.

we at a blog about whatever believer npr provides a lot of quality programming and offers listeners an alternative resource for news that fills avoid. its always good to have a variety of POVs on the airwaves. the ceo of npr defends her POV regarding the juan william situation. you can watch her interview here.

will tarantino’s films suck now that sally menke is dead?

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

sally menke, editor of reservior dogs, pulp ficition, kill bill, and basically all of the tarantino films that don’t suck–with the exception of inglorious bastered, has died apparently while hiking in an area usually frequented by yuppies. but unfortunately, she had the misfortune of being out in 113 degree farhrenheit heat (yes, americans still haven’t followed the world and switched to celsius) and so no yuppies were around. arguably it is the editor who makes a film. and by looking at tarantino’s body of work without her name on it, we learn a bit more where his signature style came from and probably who picked all of his music. or at least integrated all the tunes effortlessly into his films. like in signature sequences like the ear scene in reservoir dogs. but, and we just have to point this out, she also edited teenage mutant ninja turtles.

gary coleman has died

Saturday, May 29th, 2010

r.i.p gary coleman.

kelsey grammer launches new network

Monday, April 19th, 2010

kelsey grammer launches a conservative t.v. network this summer in the u.s. at the moment it is unclear as to whether or not arnold schwarzennegger, bruce willis, chuck norris, clint eastwood will be involved. according to yahoo (the always reliable website whose links disappear at the drop of a hat), comcast is not involved at this point. more information can be found here. we will now file kelsey’s name between keanu reeves and ken livingstone. because here on wordpress, it’s first names first and last names last.

kathryn bigelow does a bit of TV

Monday, February 15th, 2010

kathryn bigelow will be directing a pilot of cable TV. which is a good thing, since it’s not cable, its HBO. let’s hope she’s also a producer on the series.

james cameron on charlie rose

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

here’s the long version. below is a snippet.

sarah palin reads from william shatner's biography

Saturday, December 12th, 2009

sarah palin reads from william shatner’s biography as conan and william shatner observe.

joseph fiennes gets a wig

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

joseph fiennes, the last time we saw him was at a gq party in los angeles during which he displayed something we would call, beyond male pattern baldness. but we gave him the big thumbs up for not doing a sweep over and just going with the flow.

but guess the glat look doesn’t work well on the small screen. joseph fiennes, who used nepotism (we would imagine) to claw his way into hollywood and ‘shakespeare in love’ almost 10 years ago has now been reduced to acting on television. he stars in the sci-fi television series flash forward. thank goodness it’s not called flash gordon.

tom delay does the tango

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

this video brings back memories of the episode of ‘lone gunmen’ when melvin frohike did the tango in miami. except tom almost drops his dancing partner. which is too bad. click here to see delay’s moves.

andrew breitbart from (and formerly of the drudge report) recently said that conservatives should never have abandoned popular culture to the liberals. –wonder if he thinks this is the way to reclaim it by putting tom delay on ‘dancing with the stars.’ hopefully he won’t get voted off. despite his slip-up, which was partially due to his having injured his foot a few weeks ago while dancing (apparently), he still managed to tie for last place.