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Happy October! Have you eaten all the pumpkin spice-flavored things yet? I have some pumpkin-flavored mochi balls calling my name from the refrigerator as I type. But I digress.
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BETTER OFF TED Better Than Some Sitcoms

April 1, 2009 – 12:15 am | 12 Comments

Other than 30 Rock, I haven’t seen a good network comedy in a long time so I had no expectations when I tuned in for the pilot of ABC’s Better Off Ted, a new sitcom from Victor …

AMERICAN IDOL Season 8 — Top 9 Stay Current

March 31, 2009 – 11:10 pm | 5 Comments

You’d think that on Top iTunes Downloads night, the nine remaining contestants wouldn’t have any trouble picking some great songs, considering the vast number of choices available. But there were very few high notes tonight, …

Interview: Misty Upham — Frozen River Less Scary Than Hollywood

March 30, 2009 – 12:00 am | 12 Comments

Sometimes when I talk to someone who doesn’t work in the entertainment industry, I find they have this notion that being an actor is all glamorous and exciting, that actors make tons of money, live …

LONG LOST Myron and Win Are Back!

March 26, 2009 – 11:01 pm | 14 Comments

I hate Harlan Coben. Every time I pick up one of his books, I think, Oh, I’ll just read one chapter and then I’ll get on with my work/grocery shopping/showering, whatever. But it never works …

AMERICAN IDOL Season 8 – And Then There Were 9

March 26, 2009 – 10:57 pm | 7 Comments

Unlike last week when Alexis Grace was rudely cut, I think America got it right this week. Michael Sarver was sent home but he took it graciously. At one point, when he was standing there …

MGM Throws Three Stooges Together

March 25, 2009 – 11:43 pm | 12 Comments

In one of the more interesting casting announcements in recent months, Variety reports that MGM is making a Three Stooges feature with Sean Penn set to play Larry while Jim Carrey and Benicio Del Toro …

AMERICAN IDOL Season 8 — One "Smokey" Motown Evening

March 25, 2009 – 11:34 pm | 7 Comments

Tonight covered Motown hits and I never thought I’d write this but Adam Lambert turned in the best performance. Shocked? Me, too. When he appeared all cleaned up, with his hair slicked back off his …


March 25, 2009 – 5:15 pm | 7 Comments

After years of anticipation, we finally get a taste of what Spike Jonze has been working on. Watch the trailer below or click here for the HD version.
I like it, how it’s more a music …

Warner Bros. Wants to Customize Your DVDs

March 24, 2009 – 11:45 pm | 11 Comments

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Warner Bros. is introducing a novel way for you to get your hands on movies previously unavailable on DVDs. Just go to WarnerArchive.com, look through their library, purchase a film …

The Spellmans' Satisfying REVENGE

March 23, 2009 – 5:10 pm | 10 Comments

The Spellmans are back in Lisa Lutz‘s Revenge of the Spellmans, the third in her series about the lovably dysfunctional family of private eyes. The story begins with Izzy, the 31-year-old underachieving middle child, attending …

DUPLICITY Duo Does Wrong Right

March 20, 2009 – 1:20 am | 5 Comments

Julia Roberts and Clive Owen radiate enough chemistry to blow up a lab in Tony Gilroy’s follow-up to Michael Clayton. Whereas that George Clooney-starrer left me a little cold, Roberts’s presence warms up Duplicity and the …

Natasha Richardson 1963-2009

March 18, 2009 – 9:22 pm | 5 Comments

I’m speechless.