Monthly Archives: August 2010

Rescue Me from Boredom

Two reminders, the same two reminders we’ll have all week: Reminder 1: The season finale of Rescue Me is tonight. Just kidding. The actual reminder is that we’re doing another PopRox live chat Friday at noon. We’ve had fun with these so far, so we’re going to keep doing them as long as it stays [...]

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Contest Time!

Before we get to the contest, this programming note: The next PopRox live chat is Friday at noon. Between the Emmys, the new TV season, fall movies and whatever else might be on your mind, there should be plenty to talk about. So come armed with some good questions and we’ll hang out for a [...]

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Emmy Predictions

When the Emmy nominations came out in July, it was glorious. For the first time in … ever? … the Emmy people seemed to get things right honoring the best TV has to offer. There was no Boston Legal to laugh at, no Mentalist to scratch our heads over, no Entourage to make us think [...]

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Your Fall Viewing Guide

We’ll be in TV overload for a couple weeks here. There isn’t a good movie coming out for more than a month and with the Emmys coming Sunday (picking the winners in Friday’s blog) and a new TV season on the way, there’s gonna be plenty of TV to cover. For now, it’s the fall [...]

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Learning About Movies, Mad Men and the Emmys

Even though the movies blew, there was a lot to be learned this weekend at the box office, stuff we and every Hollywood studio should already have known, but apparently needed convincing: –Buddy Ackerman would be proud, because “male macho bullsh!t” wins out again. Sylvester Stallone took a cheesy idea, one that could easily have gone [...]

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The Weekend Awaits

First notice — we’re two weeks away from another PopRox chat. Just thought I’d throw that out there. Today’s links: This is always the most depressing box office week of the year, when studios trot out its trailer trash hoping to get some kind of return on the fact that it’s still summer, even though the movies [...]

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The Advent of Poconos 3-D

The Poconos has 3-D! Well, not yet, not til Friday, when the Poconos Movieplex unveils its new 3-D screen for the release of Piranha 3-D. And not that it matters to me since I have yet to even consider seeing a 3-D movie, but not having one feels like we’ve been living in some barren Arctic outpost. [...]

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The Summer That Was

The good news about the box office for the weekend is that all three of the new releases were non-sequels, one of the few times that’s happened this summer. The bad news is that there’s probably already an Expendables 2 script being written right now, the other two were book adaptations and Scott Pilgrim laid [...]

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Belushi, Britney, J-Lo and Kayne. That Should Be Enough for One Day.

Because I went all Office on everyone Wednesday, let’s hit the links and play catch-up: As if Artie Lange wasn’t depressed enough about his drug habit and how it forced him to leave The Howard Stern Show, now comes the news that the part he’s been dying to play his entire career — his hero, [...]

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The Next Michael Scott Should Be …

As we all get over the idea that Steve Carell will be gone from The Office in a year and accept that NBC intends to continue the show without him, it’s time to start realizing that Carell has gone out of his way to make sure the show is in good hands. He’s worked his [...]

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