Monthly Archives: November 2010

The Comic Genius Discovered Too Late

Three things you might not realize about Leslie Nielsen, the comic spoof movie genius who died Sunday: –He was Canadian. Never had a clue. –He was a perpetrator of one of my least favorite TV tricks — he played different guest characters on the same TV shows. Not just little shows either, we’re talkin’ shows like [...]

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Black Friday Updates All Morning Friday!

Three cool days coming up here. Tonight is the biggest bar night of the year, tomorrow is Thanksgiving, designed to be the most laid-back holiday of them all and Friday is Black Friday, which has become an unofficial holiday around here because of all the shopping and all the prior arrangements that need to be [...]

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No More Russell Crowe-in’

Straight links, let’s hit it: There’s yet another lesson in the weekend’s box office, where Harry Potter managed its biggest opening in the franchise’s history and the sixth-biggest of all time. The lesson? Don’t eff with Harry. Not even you, Russell Crowe. Opening Crowe’s The Next Three Days was a gamble, but since the audiences were completely [...]

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The NBC Thursday Dilemma

Congratulations to Carla Parnes of Gilbert, who won the tickets for the Harry Potter midnight show last night! Hope it was a great show! Anyone who did get to any of the shows last night and want to shoot me their quick review, I’ll try to post them later on the blog. Or just leave [...]

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Lessons from the Box Office

We’re a little later today, sorry about that. Quick note to remember our contest for the Harry Potter midnight show tickets at the Pocono Community Theater. Deadline is Wednesday at noon to enter. Also, I’ve been directed to blow out some Harry Potter coverage for Thursday’s paper too. So if you’re a Harry Potter fan, you’re in [...]

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Only Night Owls Need Apply … er, Enter

Big news! We got confirmation Wednesday from our friends at Pocono Community Theater that they’re supplying us with a pair of tickets to the midnight showing of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I — and I’m giving those tickets away to one lucky reader. And it’s not just tickets, it’s a movie package. [...]

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Poconos Got Talent

One local note, which is probably the only way I’d pump a reality show, because it has a local tie. Tomorrow at Mount Airy Casino Resort there will be open auditions for America’s Got Talent, NBC’s summer answer to American Idol, which is actually this century’s answer to Star Search. The auditions start at 11 a.m. [...]

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Late Night TV: Can We Stomach Anymore?

Yup, it’s been almost 10 months since we last saw Conan O’Brien in late night TV. So that’s 10 months that we were subject to the getting-old shtick of David Letterman, the politically charged rants of Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert and the decidedly unfunny Jay Leno. That’s the state of late night TV these [...]

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There’s This Movie Coming Out, Not Sure If You Heard About It, Stars Downey Jr. …

I really wanted to do the second part of the State of the TV post today, but I’ve accumulated so much news over the last couple days — news you may have missed — that I just can’t avoid going straight links today. Did you know Due Date starts this weekend? No, really, it does! [...]

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State of the TV, Part 1

We’re about to get into November Sweeps hardcore in the next couple of days, so you know what that means … Guest stars! Deaths! Births! Hook-ups! Crazy plot twists that seem so unbelievable you’d think Stephen King had been hired as showrunner! That’s what sweeps are all about — doing something so outlandishly loud you can’t [...]

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