Movies & TV

August 17, 2004
Oprah Book ‘Em Club premium
Let me preface this post by saying that I’m not knocking Oprah here, lest she get all litigious like those ornery beef-loving cowboys in Texas. In retrospect that worked out okay for both sides, didn’t it? Oprah was able to add another signature fist-pumping victory to her already life-affirmation packed resume, and with Atkins-mania sweeping […]
August 11, 2004
Nyuk Nyuk Nyuk premium
It appears as though the great movie colorization debate of the Ted Turner era is back. So what great cinematic gem are people up in arms about this time around? The Three Stooges. That’s right, Moe, Larry, and Curly (And to a lesser degree Shemp) are getting the digital dye job. It’s one thing to […]
July 12, 2004
The Tube premium
I’d watch more tv this summer, but I’m not really interested in any of the following subjects: Criminal Forensics Nazis Painting, reorganizing, or otherwise improving my home Law and/or order Baseball That pretty much rules out everything except for ABC’s TGIF lineup, and I swore off Jim Belushi for life after The Principal.
June 29, 2004
Stick to the Sports Reporting Fellas premium
As part of it’s 25th anniversary, ESPN is releasing a ‘Top 25 of the Past 25 Years’ list of something sports-related every week. Top 25 Hockey moments, Top 25 Olympic Stars, Top 25 Groin Injuries, you name it, they’re listing it. This week they announced their Top 25 Sports Movies of the Past 25 Years, […]
June 18, 2004
The Top 10 Decades of the 1900’s premium
What’s the newest trend in television programming? No, not reality tv. That’s more weathered than Richard Hatch’s bare ass. It’s ‘List Shows.’ List shows either numerically rank or randomly riff on a wide-range of of pop-culture phenomena. Wise-ass c-list celebrities commonly spice up the proceedings with intercut droll commentary. Whether they’re skewering decades (VH1’s I […]
June 13, 2004
And Me Without My Coconut Radio premium
The producers of The Bachelor are in the early stages of creating a reality TV version of Gilligan’s Island. Real-life skippers, professors, movie stars, and millionaires are being encouraged to apply. Contestants will ‘re-enact’ classic episodes of the Nick at Nite standard while attempting to escape the titular tropic island nest. I guess I’m not […]
June 11, 2004
Daytime TV News & Notes premium
A few notes from my marathon week of daytime television viewing. I love the Price is Right. Where else in the world can military personnel, college students, and the elderly get along so famously? Plus, there’s Plinko. C’mon, admit it… you dig Plinko. The thought occurred to me, of course some nostalgic nerd had to […]
May 13, 2004
The 2004 Summer Movie Preview! premium
The summer movie season is already upon us. I, for one, couldn’t be happier, not because I’ll actually get to see any of the movies being rolled out during the dog days, but because I will get to see which ones fail miserably. I take great delight in bellicose celluloid monstrosities getting chopped off at […]
March 24, 2004
I’ll Take Televised Humiliation for $200 Alex premium
Is there a more awkward two minutes in television than the obligatory Jeopardy contestant chit chat? First of all, who decided we as television viewers want to know more about these people? Don’t the producers of the show know we’ve already passed judgment on the participants based on the criteria already provided: appearance, place of […]
March 16, 2004
The Year of the Pimp premium
What can one say about MTV’s newest offering, Pimp My Ride. Genius, pure genius. The title alone warrants a viewing. Pimp My Ride is like Trading Spaces for cars, except you replace Paige Davis with “Pimp Master of Ceremonies” Xzibit (Natch.) Also, I don’t think you’ll see any fat, white, middle-aged housewives wearing matching smocks […]