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It’s been 110+ degrees here and I’ve been hiding in places with A/C because I’m trying to avoid an electric bill for $47K next month. This means lots of time at the library and movie theater. …

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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.

Actor Plays Subway Hero in Real Life

March 18, 2009 – 11:42 am | 7 Comments

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 …


March 16, 2009 – 10:39 am | 12 Comments

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

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 …

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