Monthly Archives: September 2009

the real worst accents in movies

Some other awful movie accents lost from this list, or maybe ones they just skipped over because they’re famously good actors: Tom Hanks in Forrest Gump. Perhaps he was spit-balling with Bob Zemeckis and came to an epiphany. ”I got it! I’ll take the most stereotypical Southern accent I can find, then make it more Southern, then slow it [...]

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the tv chopping block: who’s next?

Every TV season has to have a pioneer. The one TV show that brazenly leaps into the unknown and says, “Yes, it’s OK to be canceled.” Welcome to infamy, The Beautiful Life. Who could have foreseen a show about horrific excess in modeling wouldn’t have been relatable to a generation of kids dealing with their parents [...]

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fall premieres (flashforward, cleveland show, cougar town, more)

Hey, it’s a day of keeping promises! OK, so only half of the promise since only new shows are on the review menu today. It’s for space more than anything — I’ll get to returning shows tomorrow, along with Trauma. These reviews just got too long, which is what happens when you put it off [...]

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tom cruise can’t save mgm now

I think I’m ready to make an official promise — we’ll be doing PopRox TV reviews Monday for new shows I haven’t gotten to yet (The Good Wife, Modern Family, Cougar Town, Community, FlashForward) and returning shows so far (Fringe, Office, Parks and Recreation, maybe Dollhouse). Sorry I haven’t gotten to those yet. Don’t you [...]

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glee and the best of bruce willis

Waaayyyyy behind on throwing some thoughts out on new and returning shows, but I’m going to take care of all of that with a full-sized batch of reviews Monday. I think. I hope. I seriously doubt any other new shows are going to be as good as Glee. Some lingering thoughts from last night’s episode (SPOILER [...]

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the future of music is in serious jeopardy

Wanna know how desperate the music industry is right now? You’re about to see a whole new genre of music, the reissuing of classic albums and compilation CDs, thanks to the success of the Beatles reissues last week. The Beatles had similar success a couple times before like this, but when put in comparison to [...]

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you take the president out of the white house, but . . .

Straight links today, hopefully I can get some reviews of upcoming TV shows posted tomorrow: The last time we heard about a sequel starting before the movie came out it was Hangover 2. That turned out pretty well. When it happens, the studio is basically saying, “This is so freakin’ good there’s no chance people [...]

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told you so

Emmy wrap-up: Hate to say I told you so, but looks like PopRox had its way at the Emmys last night, as the funniest TV show won Best Comedy and the best show won Best Drama. This is three years in a row that 30 Rock has been named Best Comedy. It’s been on the air [...]

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thursday tv is hard

Not much going on today, so let’s just get some quick links out there: Just as I thought, I couldn’t keep up with everything I wanted to watch last night, I only managed Parks and Recreation (decent), The Office (pretty funny) and Community (somewhat promising). Now I’m taking to the computer sometime today to watch [...]

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emmy predictions

Just so my Emmy picks are on the record: OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES I just burned through season 5 of Entourage, and for all the talk about how much it’s fallen off and isn’t relevant anymore, I completely disagree. I wouldn’t go as far as to say I loved it, but it took me about three [...]

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