Monthly Archives: September 2011

Your Weekend Fun Time Guide

Been a terrible blogger this week. Sorry. Let’s try and make up for it with some local links: Let’s be honest. Not many of us will be able to complete in an Ironman triathlon. Nor would we want to. It takes a certain kind of person to run these races, and it’s only about .000000000001 [...]

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TV’s Winners and Losers … So Far

Is it too early to start talking about winners and losers for the fall TV season since there are about a dozen shows that haven’t even premiered yet? You bet it is. Think that’s stopping me? You bet it won’t. WINNERS FOX: X-Factor may not be the American Idol-like hit the network wanted. And Terra [...]

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I’m Sorry. This Never Happened Before.

Missed Monday, so let’s hit the links, but we have to do it really, really quickly, I’m in a big rush today. Couple of TV reviews down at the bottom. Bonus blog tomorrow. This is not an endorsement that anyone should go see the new Footloose. Far from it. If Tiffani-Amber Thiessen asked me to [...]

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Your Weekend Guide and Some (Disappointing) New Pilots

Some local links for the weekend, then on to more TV reviews as the pilots keep on comin’: I’m on record early and often for not being a fan of jam bands. Or the whole jam thing. But I’m also on record as knowing this area is, and many readers are too. Know what I [...]

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The Office Without Steve Carell

For seven years, The Office has been the biggest scripted show on NBC, much of it thanks to the comedic talents of Steve Carell. Those days are over, as Carell has left to focus on his movie career. Now the show has to prove it’s still one of the funniest on TV without its funniest [...]

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Stray Emmy Thoughts, Cameron Crowe and More TV Reviews

The new TV season is underway and I’m already behind. I actually thought about DVR-ing the 2.5 Men premiere to see what Ashton Kutcher was like, but thought my DVR privileges might forever be taken away from me if I did. Like, I’d go and try to tape Breaking Bad and the DVR wouldn’t let [...]

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The Weekend is Here and New Show Reviews

Wanna make sure we get through some TV reviews, but also had to mention a couple local events this weekend: Ribfest has been gone for a year while Big Daddy’s built its new place on Route 611 in Bartonsville, six miles away from its former spot across from Woodland Road. But it’s back this year at the [...]

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Emmy 2011 Preview

See that little ginger girl whose mom remarried some guy named Oscar a couple years ago? She’s the Emmys. The red-headed stepchild of the Oscars. That’s what makes it so weird that I enjoy the Emmys more than the Oscars. It’s more fast-paced, there always seems to be a major award being handed out and people seem to [...]

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Wrong Number on Ringer

A word of pre-warning, there is an additional warning at the bottom. But in my review for Ringer further down the page, I give away the twist ending. And I don’t feel even remotely bad about it. I just want to make sure everyone knows it’s coming. Links: Remaking classic movies is one thing, it tends [...]

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Your Movie News Fix

We’re about to go into full-on TV mode for about a month or so with the new season starting this week and the Emmys on Sunday, so let’s get some movie news in before we completely forget about it. Just so everyone knows, looks like I’ll be able to have reviews this week of new [...]

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