Monthly Archives: July 2007

late-night troubles

It’s setting up as one of the bigger TV power struggles of the 21st century so far. One man in the prime of his career being forced out for the quirky new blood of a former sitcom writer who turned awkwardness and self-loathing into a cool factor. Then there is the really young blood waiting [...]

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not again

I just got over my apprehension of seeing “Live Free Or Die Hard” for the grave fear it would ruin one of my favorite movie franchises. Now, I’m going through it all over again. I don’t want the Simpson name besmirched. I don’t want one of the greatest shows in television history vilified for a [...]

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catching up

I missed a couple days, so let’s try and catch up: Drew Carey is the new host of “The Price is Right” and I’m not sure what to think about that, exactly. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a huge Drew fan from his stand-up days and his first regular gig on a little-known show called [...]

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Emmy this!

I’ve been mad before. When Joe Carter hit the home run that ended the ‘93 World Series. When I missed a foul shot in high school with no time on the clock that would have clinched a championship. When “Saved By the Bell: The College Years” ended its run with Zack and Kelly planning to [...]

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no subject

You are officially welcome. As a public service, instead of everyone getting suckered into an HBO marketing stunt, I’ve dissected the “Medellin” Web site. And you know what? It’s exactly what I thought it would be. The trailer, clips from the season premiere that were used as interviews, and a synopsis of the movie. That’s [...]

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summer winners, losers

I love July 4. One of the best holidays on the calendar. But I also hate it, because it means summer is about half over. Boo. As long as we’re at the halfway point, though, it’s time for a summer pop culture report to this point: WINNER: Spider-Man 3. For anyone who doubted the franchise [...]

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more than meets the competition

Get ready for a shocker: “Transformers” won this weekend at the box office. Not exactly big news. But take a look inside the numbers: At $152.5 million, it took in more money in one week than any other movie ever, and made $27.5 million July 3 (a record for a Tuesday) and then $29.1 million [...]

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