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November 23, 2015 – 12:27 am | 4 Comments

Like last year, many of this year’s batch of award-baiting movies are based on real people or stories. I’m not a big fan of this genre because unless you know very little about the subjects, …

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Hang with Leo, Save the World

April 15, 2009 – 1:04 am | 5 Comments
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Happy Tax Day!
Wanna know how you can get a cool tax write-off next year? By clicking here and bidding on autographed memorabilia from Leonardo DiCaprio’s movies and a chance to spend time with the man …

AMERICAN IDOL Season 8 — Bloodless Tarantino Night

April 15, 2009 – 12:29 am | 8 Comments

You’d think that in the presence of mentor Quentin Tarantino, the remaining 7 contestants would kill some of the songs on movie-theme night. Didn’t happen. Most of them just ended up torturing me with overwrought …

Interview: Nerdy Questions for Author Steve Amick–Part Two

April 13, 2009 – 8:50 pm | 5 Comments

This is the conclusion of an interview with Steve Amick (click here for part one), who wrote the 1940s love story, Nothing But a Smile.
PCN: If a movie of your book had been made …

Interview: Nerdy Questions for Author Steve Amick–Part One

April 12, 2009 – 7:04 pm | 12 Comments

One of the reasons I started this blog was to spotlight writers/artists/actors who may not be household names yet but I feel deserve attention. Last month, I received Steve Amick‘s book Nothing But a Smile …

More Stuff to Watch on Crowded Thursday Nights

April 10, 2009 – 1:23 am | 4 Comments

I came home just in time to check out two midseason series’ premieres last night, NBC’s Amy Poehler-starrer Parks and Recreation and CBS’s heavily promoted Harper’s Island. Parks has potential, with Poehler being reliably funny …

Unplugging from the Culture

April 10, 2009 – 12:21 am | 6 Comments

I haven’t written in the last few days because this is where I was. Went away for a little R & R in Desert Hot Springs where there’s no phone, TV or Internet, just lots …

BBC's STATE OF PLAY Left Me in State of Awe

April 5, 2009 – 11:45 pm | 4 Comments

Last year, when I first heard about the cast for the American version of State of Play , I thought, Dang, that script must be really bangin’ to get all those stars to sign up! …

Warner Bros. and New Line Bringing SEXy Back

April 2, 2009 – 5:23 pm | 8 Comments

You’ve already heard that there will be a Sex and the City movie sequel, with all four lead actresses and writer/director Michael Patrick King returning. Now, a release date has been set: May 28, 2010. …

SPELLMAN FILES Handed to Director Barry Sonnenfeld

April 2, 2009 – 10:36 am | 2 Comments

Couple weeks ago, I reviewed the third book in Lisa Lutz‘s series about a family of private investigators, Revenge of the Spellmans. Now Variety reports that the movie of the first book, The Spellman Files, …

AMERICAN IDOL Season 8 — Results for Top Downloads Night

April 1, 2009 – 11:29 pm | 3 Comments

Megan Joy‘s gone. She started out so strong but last night’s performance was messier than the trunk of my car. Based on that, she deserved to be voted off. Plus, she was extra goofy tonight, …

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, …