It’s the Victoria Beckham show!

February 27, 2007 at 2:35 pm | Posted in TV News | 1 Comment

Though her fashion choices are often appalling and her boob job is … not well-constructed, Posh Spice remains one of my favorite Spices.  It looks like her recently announced reality tv show will be a lot of fun.

For one thing, her life is kind of fascinating — she’s got a hot husband, cute kids, and goes to lots of fancy parties, and yet doesn’t appear to have a serious drug problem.  For another, even though it says David Beckham isn’t participating, you know he’s going to make a squeaky-voiced cameo or two.  Plus, she’s got a cool British accent.

The Oscars were totally lame

February 26, 2007 at 3:33 pm | Posted in Movies | Leave a comment

It is complete and total bullshit that Pan’s Labyrinth didn’t get nominated (and win) for Best Picture, so I am furious that it lost out for Best Foreign Language Film. Now, I haven’t actually seen whatever German movie won, but I’m standing by my opinion. I’ll Netflix it just to be sure, but come on. Maybe the Academy just didn’t get around to seeing it?

Also, I love Alan Arkin, but was a disappointed for Eddie Murphy — I mean, Arkin died halfway through his film.   Eddie made it almost until the end!  And, even though it seemed inevitable, I was a little disappointed Jennifer Hudson won. She was fantastic, I know, but better than those Babel chicks? Better than Cate Blanchett? I guess the Babel vote was split … I dunno, it just seems weird.

Anything else I can complain about? Oh yeah, the length. Why go to the trouble of shushing the winners and then use the saved time to show Michael Mann-directed montage about America? Nonsensical. Ellen did a good job, but when the show’s running long, cut the skits and the montages, please. Don’t take it out on the winners.

Pop goes my heart

February 22, 2007 at 3:58 pm | Posted in Friday Night Lights, Movies, TV News | Leave a comment

I saw Music & Lyrics last night because, I’ll admit it, you tell me Hugh Grant and Drew Barrymore, I say yes, please. It’s not what you’d call a “good” movie, but definitely cute, and the music’s super catchy. Hugh Grant’s this aging pop star who used to be part of an eighties boy band. Even better, Scott Porter from Friday Night Lights was in it! He played the George Michael to Hugh’s Andrew Ridgeley, and it was such a relief to see poor, paralyzed Jason Street up and running around.

And now, a must-watch: Hugh and Scott’s hilarious boy band video is below.

Late Night with Jimmy Fallon?

February 22, 2007 at 3:14 pm | Posted in TV News | Leave a comment

The New York Times is speculating that NBC wants Jimmy Fallon to take over Conan O’Brien’s hosting gig in 2009, when Conan replaces Leno as host of the Tonight Show.  I’m actually not appalled by the idea.  He’s a lot better than Carson Daly, for one thing.  (Eat a sandwich, Carson.)  For another, I think he’d be a good interviewer.  That’s one of Conan’s great strengths; he’s able to take even the most boring guests and make the conversation interesting without resorting to mocking them.  In contrast, the last time I watched Carson Daly, he made some smartass comment about the musical guest’s outfit while introducing them, like, way to make your guests feel welcome, CARSON.  He’s also relatively young — he’d be 35 in 2009 — and more importantly, youthful, which is a good contrast to Craig Ferguson.

Still, there’s always potential for disaster.  I’ve never thought that Jimmy Fallon was the strongest comedy writer, and now that Tina Fey’s doing her own stuff, he’d have to assemble a new writing team.  He’d also have to play up his goofy, nice-guy image, instead of going for that master of ceremonies-type typical talk show persona.  And I hope he’ll break out the guitar every once in while.

Go Panthers!

February 22, 2007 at 2:04 am | Posted in Friday Night Lights, TV News | Leave a comment

Tonight’s episode of Friday Night Lights was fantastic! And amazingly, people are finally starting to watch it. Last week, the show got its highest ratings yet. I’m so glad that the new time slot is working out, and I can’t wait to see how the ratings turn out this week. (And I’m so relieved that adorable Matt and Julie didn’t do it.) Suck it, American Idol.

Off to see the wizard

February 22, 2007 at 1:57 am | Posted in TV News, Veronica Mars | Leave a comment

Oh, Veronica Mars, la douleur exquise! My thoughts about last night’s episode will go up tomorrow probably, but first let’s take a moment to say goodbye to a fave character. I’ll continue below the jump for the spoiler-phobes:

Continue Reading Off to see the wizard…

Grey’s Anatomy divides and conquers

February 22, 2007 at 1:48 am | Posted in Grey's Anatomy, TV News | Leave a comment

Today big news, amazingly, does not involve Britney Spears whatsoever. (Rehab, shmeehab.) ABC is planning a Grey’s Anatomy spinoff starring Addison Montgomery-Shepard. I assume she’s going back to New York, so … who will she take with her? Mark? Should be fun to check out.

Updated: Taye Diggs is joining the cast of the spinoff.

Veronica Mars: Postgame Mortem

February 21, 2007 at 7:11 pm | Posted in TV News, Veronica Mars | Leave a comment

Awesome, awesome episode.  More after the jump: Continue Reading Veronica Mars: Postgame Mortem…

An Office full of vampires

February 14, 2007 at 1:55 am | Posted in TV News | Leave a comment

Joss Whedon’s episode of The Office airs this Thursday, and it looks slayer-tastic:

Frakking toasters

February 13, 2007 at 2:20 pm | Posted in Battlestar Galactica, TV News | Leave a comment

Michael Ausiello’s reporting that Battlestar Galactica has been renewed for a fourth season — but only for thirteen episodes. You know who I blame for this? Cylons.

Speaking of which, who’s the Cylon? (I hope it’s Dualla.)

An even more unlikely pairing than Marilyn Manson and Evan Rachel Wood

February 13, 2007 at 2:14 pm | Posted in Movies | Leave a comment

It is my duty to inform you that Tom Cruise and Ben Stiller will be starring in a Hardy Boys update called, shockingly, The Hardy Men. A title like that won’t really help with the gay jokes. Of course, neither will the subject matter.

I wonder if Ben Stiller’s going to resurrect his old Cruise impersonation, viewable here. I have to say, I find the concept to be appalling, but I’d still pay ten bucks to see it, so: good call, financiers.

Updated: More impersonating below.

Veronica Mars: There’s Got to Be a Morning After Pill

February 7, 2007 at 7:46 pm | Posted in TV News, Veronica Mars | 1 Comment

Another Tuesday, another great Veronica Mars episode.  Thoughts after the jump:

Continue Reading Veronica Mars: There’s Got to Be a Morning After Pill…

Veronica Mars: Poughkeepsie, Tramps and Thieves

February 7, 2007 at 2:41 pm | Posted in TV News, Veronica Mars | Leave a comment

First things first: Veronica Mars Q&A with creator Rob Thomas at TVGuide.com. He answers some great questions, like why Veronica ever bothers talking to Dick Casablancas after the whole rape drama.

Next: thoughts on the episode after the jump. Continue Reading Veronica Mars: Poughkeepsie, Tramps and Thieves…

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