Thursday, April 9, 2015

Fonda & Tomlin are Grace and Frankie @netflix #TV @GraceandFrankie #GraceandFrankie

Grace and Frankie Cast Waterston, Tomlin, Fonda, Sheen

Netflix is releasing Grace and Frankie May 8th. Make note of that I will be completely off the grid that day to binge all 13 episodes. Just look at the cast and you know it's going to be amazing. Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda play the wives of two men who announce they are in love and want to get married. Afterward they develop a "friendship" to cope with their stages of grief for their respective marriages. I have no problem believing hilarity will ensue. I could watch these four read the phone book, but this looks to be a very funny situation set in a painful life transition.

Here's the trailer

Monday, April 6, 2015

Mad Men Same as It Ever Was - Severence S7 E8 #MadMen #TV

Don Mad Men Severence S7 E8

Mad men returned last night for it's final episodes. I had hoped that all the money from being bought out by McCann Erickson and the character developement we saw in our Mad Men friends brokering that deal would result in better/happier people for these last episodes...NO DICE. It's almost 10 months later (April 30, 1970) and we're back to the same old issues. 

Don seems to have revert to his miserable self where he just drowns everything out with liquor and women. He is talking about his childhood but he is sugar coating it a bit, changing the whore house to a boarding house. Still it does seem he is integrating his personas as everyone has suspected would be the case. He is still going by Don Draper though, so that cat is in the bag.

Roger rocking a stache in Mad Men Severence S7 E8
Equally disappointing is Roger's return to his womanizing, though he seems to have cut back to one at a time, telling the ladies above he'll have to take one of them home. I was imagining he and Mona rekindling their marriage. Based on last nights episode that is not the case. Further it looks like McCann has more of a hand in the management of the agency with the firing of Ken. They said Ken had to go and out he went. Of course Ken can hold a grudge with the best of them and will be making his former employers lives miserable as the new head of accounts at Dow Chemical. So much for that novel.

Mad Men Severence S7 E8 Peggy and Joan
We got a look at a day in the life at work for Peggy and Joan and it wasn't too pretty either. Joan is still just an object to men. She has all this money and power but they can still belittle her. Hope she doesn't blow all her money on retail therapy.

Peggy seems to be carrying on in her usual fashion though she still seems to be looking for love. I would love to see this thing with Stevie work out for her. She can be quite mercurial and a guy who will take veal when he ordered lasagna may be just the ticket for her.

Finally, we got to find out what happened to Rachael Menken. She got everything, the job, the husband, the kids and then she died of Leukemia way too young. So sad and probably just an affirmation for Don to keep "living like there's no tomorrow, because there isn't"

Overall it was kind of a bummer. No one really seems happy. The Peggy Lee song IS THAT ALL THERE IS, was definitely fitting. The entire cast seems nonplussed by their achievements and rewards. Hoping things take a turn for the brighter next week...

More Mad Men

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Returning The Favor Robert Osborne #TCMFF #RTFRobert


The news was just released that our beloved Robert Osborne won't be able to attend the TCM Classic Film Festival this year due to health issues. I know we all want him to take care of himself so we are glad that he is putting his health first.

Let's all let him know that we will do everything in our power to keep the festival humming along this year and look forward to seeing him next time. In interviews he has mentioned all the TCM fans who tell him how he (and TCM) got them through an illness, let's return the favor.

You can send a card to

Robert Osborne
c/o TCM
1050 Techwood Drive NW
AtlantaGA 30318

And PS good luck to Ben Mankiewicz, Scott McGee, and Sean Cameron. I'm sure you guys will rise to the occasion, cover everything beautifully and do Mr. Osborne proud.

UPDATE: For those going to TCM Film Fest there will be a mail box at the info desk, outside of Club TCM, where you can drop off cards for Robert.


Here is the release:

To all you members of the TCM family:

 I'm Robert Osborne and I want to tell you about a funny thing that happened to me on the way to this year's Film Festival. I’ve been putting off a minor health procedure (as everyone tends to do now and then). I planned to take care of it as soon as the Festival was over but my doctor said, "enough already, Osborne. Let’s get this done now so that sooner rather than later you can get back to introducing movies on TCM.” So that's what I'm in the process of doing right now—taking care of that medical procedure.

 The downside is that it means I won’t be joining you at this year’s Festival in Hollywood—very disappointing for me because for the past six years the TCM Classic Film Festival has been one of the things I've enjoyed most: sharing the Festival with you, the great sense of community we have, the conversations with so many of you Festival goers as well as the gifted actors and artisans who are part of the classic films we show, the pure joy of it all. But as we all know, one's health is a gift, and has to be protected and put first. Rest assured that the many talented hosts at the Festival, including Ben Mankiewicz, will be helping you have the very best Festival going experience.

 I know you'll enjoy the wonderful films we have programmed, and meeting the gifted artists who are participating in this exceptional event. Enjoy every moment of it and make as many memories and new friends as you can. And rest assured, I’ll be seeing you again, very soon.

 But right now: on with the show. 

Cheers, 
Robert Osborne 


Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Get Tickets To Attend Antiques RoadShow #PBS @RoadshowPBS


PBS' Antiques Roadshow is accepting application for ticket to attend Antiques Roadshow. If your'e going to be in one of the towns listed above, this summer, you better get yours in!You never what treasures you may have. Even if it turns out that your items aren't going to pay for your lavish retirement it is still a really fun day, talking with people and seeing their treasures. I highly recommend attending!

 Due date is MONDAY APRIL 6TH.

Here's all the details

Complete the form to apply for two free tickets to one of the 2015 ANTIQUES ROADSHOW events. It's easy and will take only a few minutes.

If you would prefer to apply by postcard, you can find those instructions here.

Applicants will be selected at random to receive tickets. Your chances of being selected will depend on the number of eligible applicants for each city and are not affected by how early or late you apply within the application period.

Online ticket application ends at 11:59PM PT, Monday, April 6, 2015.

BEFORE YOU BEGIN, A FEW RULES AND REMINDERS:


• Online ticket application is open only to residents of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia and Canada who are 18 or older. No purchase necessary, void where prohibited.

• Ticket recipients are selected by a random drawing and will receive two tickets. There is a two-ticket limit per household.

• Only one application per household, either postcard or online, to one city, will be accepted. Duplicate applications from the same household or mailing address will be discarded.

• Your name, mailing address, and a valid email address will be necessary to apply online.

• Tickets will be mailed to successful applicants approximately three weeks prior to the event date.

See Complete Rules and Regulations for more information.

If you have applied online, you can use your email address to check your ticket status using the online Ticket Checker.

We will e-mail all online ticket applicants a reminder about the online Ticket Checker in early-May.

This will be the only way to find out if you were selected to receive tickets. We will not send email notifications.

If you applied for tickets by postcard and are chosen to receive tickets, you will not receive a confirmation prior to receiving the tickets.

For more information, see the Complete Ticketing Rules and Regulations »

And for answers to frequently asked questions, see our FAQs »

Monday, February 23, 2015

Mad Men Posters from Beginning To End #MadMen #TV

Mad Men Final 7 Episode Poster

Well here it is our last ever Mad Men Poster. Don is driving off into the sunset glancing in his rear view mirror. If we really wanna pick it a part his collar is loosened. I'm hoping this is an indication that he is free of all his lies and is moving on to the real Dick Whitman/ Don Draper. 

OK I admit I blew it up and tried to figure out what was reflected in the back of the side view mirror. Could be a train or a plane..or really anything. It's probably nothing but I want clues! We have 5 weeks  to wonder and then 7 episodes to find out.

Just for "Nostalgia" sake here are all the past posters.

Mad Men Season 7 First Half Poster

Mad Men Season 6 Poster



Mad Men Season 5 Poster

Mad Men Season 4 Poster

Mad Men Season 3 Poster

Mad Men Season 2 Poster

Mad Men Season 1 Poster