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While all the TV shows and commercials are depicting snow, here in L.A. it’s raining ash and debris. Happy holidays!
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Warner Bros. Wants to Customize Your DVDs

March 24, 2009 – 11:45 pm | 11 Comments
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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
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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
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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
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I’m speechless.

Actor Plays Subway Hero in Real Life

March 18, 2009 – 11:42 am | 7 Comments
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One of my pet peeves is how the word “hero” is overused. Tom Cruise is labeled a hero because he helps tow a woman’s car out of a snow bank or stops for an injured …

AMERICAN IDOL Season 8 — Grand Ole Opry Night

March 18, 2009 – 2:17 am | 5 Comments

As someone who has very little love for country music, I was not looking forward to tonight’s episode. Two hours of twangy songs about people whose wives/girlfriends/husbands/dogs/kids/mothers have left them? Surprise! It was better than …

Winner of WHITE WITCH, BLACK CURSE Prizes

March 16, 2009 – 10:39 am | 12 Comments
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Congratulations to Viktoria of North Hollywood, CA, who won the black tour T-shirt and tomato seeds from the Angel Corporation! Viktoria sent along these pictures of her wearing the shirt and, um, the ketchup she …

Audrey Niffenegger's Second Novel Coming Out in September 2009!

March 14, 2009 – 1:24 pm | 5 Comments
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Earlier this week, we discussed the upcoming movie version of The Time Traveler’s Wife. Now, the New York Times reports that Audrey Niffenegger’s next novel, Her Fearful Symmetry, will be coming out late September! [UPDATE: …

AMERICAN IDOL Season 8 — First 2 Finalists Cut

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

Kelly Clarkson was back in the house! She rocked it hard! Usually when previous contestants come on, they put me to sleep so fast I wonder if I have narcolepsy. But Kelly belted out “My …

Rupert Penry-Jones Coming to America!

March 10, 2009 – 11:29 pm | 8 Comments
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When I heard a couple years ago that Rupert Penry-Jones was leaving the superb British series MI-5 aka Spooks (Netflix it immediately if you’ve never seen it), I was crushed. I adored RPJ as the …

AMERICAN IDOL Season 8 — Top 13 Compete

March 10, 2009 – 11:12 pm | 6 Comments

I went into Michael Jackson-theme night with high hopes because whatever you may think of him as a person, the guy’s had tons of good catchy hit songs. But does that mean the contestants chose …

When Will TIME TRAVELER'S WIFE Travel to Movie Screens?

March 9, 2009 – 11:19 pm | 30 Comments
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A source of mine sent me the following e-mail after attending a test/preview screening of The Time Traveler’s Wife. Please keep in mind this isn’t a formal review. The movie is still a work in …

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