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Linking a Thursday

Some links: I’m prefectly OK that this new Criticis Choice Television Awards thing pretty much reads like my weekly viewing calendar. If that makes me snooty, so be it. Sixteen of the 20 nominated shows are in my rotation — even if I really soured on Louie by the end of the first season and […]

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An Early Start on Upfronts

Don’t forget to enter for tickets to see the Cole Bros. circus next week! I’ve got three sets of four tickets to give away. We’re in finale season and heading into D-Day for bubble TV shows, so we’re all TV all the time today: We’re less than a week from Upfront Week, where we find […]

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Ticket Contest Time is Here Again

Seeing as I’ve been promising this for more than a week now, let’s get down to it and give something away for the first time in a while. I’ve got three sets of four tickets to the Cole Bros. Circus of the Stars that will be at Camelback on May 18 and 19 that I’m going […]

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Later, Lights

 Some links to get you to the weekend … The deck was stacked against Lights Out from the get-go. Boxing show. Starless. Slow-moving. TV shows like that just don’t have much success — and Lights Out never did. It’s a good show, better than most on TV now, but ultimately, just not good enough to […]

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Cancellation bombs Will Be Dropped — Soon

Monday links on a slow news day: OK, so I didn’t explicitly say it, but when I predicted we’d get five movies over the weekend to debut over $20 million, I meant the entire holiday weekend, which includes today. So when the top five movies through Sunday ranged between $21.8 million and $17 million, they’ll […]

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Paycheck. Big Paycheck.

Linkage: It was only a matter of time before it happened, but James Bond will be back, with Daniel Craig starring and Sam Mendes directing, in 2012. There was just too much easy money at stake for the movie not to happen. It’s not surprising that the movie is getting made, what is surprising is […]

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Turn of the Spider-Man

In the entertainment world, it’s always interesting to wonder why people take on impossible projects. Why did James Cameron want to go through pain-staking efforts, delays and budget upheavals to make Titanic? Why did Fox greenlight a single-minded serial show like 24 when just about every other serial show in TV history failed miserably? Why would […]

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The Top 10 TV Shows of 2010

News and inbox are getting full, but I wanted to get this on the record before everyone else starts putting out their own lists — the PopRox top 10 shows of 2010. There are some definite changes from last year’s list. 10. AMERICA: THE STORY OF US (HISTORY CHANNEL): The greatest compliment to pay this miniseries of […]

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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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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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