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January 10, 2009

United States of Tara Update

Filed under: Entertainment,TV — CPav @ 4:55 pm

Earlier this week, I mentioned a free screening of The United States of Tara, Showtime’s new, highly pedigreed series about a woman with MPD. In that note, I mentioned that it was a free screening, but did not specify that the screening was of the first two episodes of the series, and that there will be free refreshments.

If you don’t want to see the episodes at the theater, Showtime is offering the first episode for viewing online prior to the premiere of the show next Sunday.

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January 5, 2009

Free Showtime Series Screening

Filed under: Entertainment,TV — CPav @ 8:25 pm

If you live in any of the cities listed below, you can go to http://www.ew.com/ew/static/freescreening/tara/ and sign up for a free screening of the new Showtime series “The United States of Tara”, starring Toni Collette and John Corbett, written by Diablo Cody (Juno, the upcoming Jennifer’s Body), and produced by Steven Spielberg. It’s the story of a suburban wife and mother who suffers from Multiple Personality Disorder.

The screening in the St. Louis area is next Tuesday evening at the Plaza Frontenac theater.

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December 23, 2008

Holiday Marathons

Filed under: Entertainment,TV — CPav @ 9:48 am

For those who, because of weather or inclination, will be inside over the holidays, a list of all of the television marathons that will be airing over the next few days is available at http://charlierb3.blogspot.com/2008/12/christmas-tv-show-marathon-list.html.

November 21, 2008

Smallville Spoiler Image/Title

Filed under: Comics,Entertainment,TV — CPav @ 11:26 am
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Okay, comic book fans.  Here’s a spoiler image from the January 15 episode of Smallville that, if you’re a long-time DC Geek like I am, will get your heart aflutter.

I can’t even tell you the title of the episode, since that’s as much a spoiler as the picture, but if you drag over the blank between the quotes, you’ll see that it’s “Legion“.

Smallville January 15 Spoiler

TV Cancellations

This morning, in blogging the new version of Cupid, I observed that the show probably wouldn’t last, since it’s hard to keep such shows on tv for long.  (The video is now working in that post, btw).

This afternoon bore out my pessimism in general; two of the more original and distinctive shows to debut in the 2007/2008 strike-shortened season, Pushing Daisies and Eli Stone, were cancelled today, along with Dirty Sexy Money.  All three will finish out their original 13-episode orders for this season, but won’t make any additional episodes.  Hopefully, the networks will air all of those episodes, and not wait to feature them on DVD collections.

Daisies, while visually stimulating and wittily written, was easily predictable as having a short life expectancy; it lived and died on its frenetic pace, something that wasn’t really sustainable long term. The creators have said that the storyline will finish up in comic book form (probably from corporate siblings DC Comics or Wildstorm), which is actually somewhat fitting, since the show was previewed in comic book form at the 2007 San Diego Comic Book Convention.

I’m more disappointed by the demise of Eli Stone, a quirky, fun series which was more-or-less a conventional legal comedy/drama (think LA Law), with a weekly musical number and an aneuryism-induced vision or two thrown in to keep it interesting.  With good, sometimes subtle performances by Jonny Lee Miller (the first Mr. Angelina Jolie), Victor Garber, Natasha Henstridge, and Julie Gonzalo, this one had a good chance of staying around for quite some time.  Too bad it won’t get the chance.

I also watch Dirty Sexy Money, but it’s more of a guilty pleasure.  I’ll miss it, but not in the same way as the other two, and not for as long.

November 20, 2008

Cupid Trailer

I was skeptical when they said that Rob Thomas (Veronica Mars) was going to remake his classic (well, to me, anyway) tv show, Cupid, the first version of which was a short-lived showcase for Jeremy Piven and Paula Marshall, but the trailer below makes it look like it could be fun.  Bobby Cannavale doesn’t mimic are Piven; there are similarities, but enough differences that it isn’t a ripoff.

I don’t give it long on-air, though; there just seems to be trouble keeping shows like this alive for long.

Cupid – Remake Trailer (ABC)

October 22, 2008

Thank Heaven For Second Chances

Filed under: Entertainment,TV — CPav @ 10:57 pm
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The First Season 5 trailer for LOST has hit Youtube, and it had me grinning ear-to-ear.  If you’re following the show, and haven’t finished Season 4, you may not want to watch this, but for everyone else who is following the tale of Oceanic Flight 615, this is a welcome balm to start the countdown to 2009.

August 28, 2008

Labor Day Marathons

Filed under: Entertainment,TV — CPav @ 6:27 pm
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If you’re holed up in a hotel room riding out Gustav, or just want to celebrate Labor Day with no labor, the link below will take you to a list of television marathons that will be taking place this weekend.

Enjoy.

Interesting Pile: Labor Day Weekend 2008 TV Marathons

The 300 Project: 13/129

June 1, 2008

Michigan and Florida, Re-Resolved

On Face the Nation just now, Senator Carl Levin from Michigan just claimed that both Clinton and Obama have indicated to Michigan that once either is officially the nominee, they’ll make sure that Michigan and Florida get full representation at the Democratic Convention.

Bob Schieffer has also called Mandy Grunwald on the Clinton campaign not counting caucus states, and changing the rules midstream, and spoke to Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill and Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell about the campaign endgame.

Video will be available on the Face the Nation website later today.
 
 
 
The 300 Project: 3/111

May 31, 2008

Lost Videos

Filed under: Entertainment,TV — CPav @ 9:37 pm
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I’ve had this sitting in my Google Notebook for a couple weeks. This video, courtesy of YouTube user lostuncut takes the opening theme music and style of Battlestar Galactica and plugs in video and credits for Lost.

Probably only amusing for fans of both shows, but funny for those of us in that category.

And, for those who are still trying to figure out how all the flash-forwards on Lost fit together, here’s a video that puts them in chronological order:

 
 
 
The 300 Project: 31/106

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