Monday, January 31, 2011

Just Go With it

Just Go With It is Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston's new movie. I gotta say I don't hold much hope for it on the surface. But I read the synopsis and it looks like it's a remake of Cactus Flower, which was an amazing film with Walter Mathau, Ingrid Bergman, and Goldie Hawn. I'm sure it won't be as good, but it does peak my interest.
If nothing else make sure you see Cactus Flower.

Here's a clip from the original

Thursday, January 27, 2011

James Ellroy's LA: City of Demons

A few weeks ago I went on a tour of LA crime scenes hosted by crime writer James Ellroy (LA Confidential, Black Dahlia). It was possibly the strangest bus ride of my life. That says a lot coming from someone who grew up in LA. The whole thing was to promote his new show on Investigation Discovery, LA:City of Demons. Which airs Wednesday nights and explores old LA crimes.

If you doubt me, here's a bit of it I video'd. Ellroy is an amazing speaker, with incredible stamina, he spoke at this energy level for the entire 3 hours...

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Nissan Altima Hybrid

Nissan let me borrow one of their new Altima Hybrids a few weeks ago to test drive. I really want my next car to be less of a burden on the eco system, so it will definitely be a hybrid or electric or maybe even both.

The Altima really felt luxurious, and it could hardly have been any more spacious. They start at just under $27,000, which seems pretty inexpensive for this type of vehicle.

Here's my video of it, see for yourself. If you're in the market too, I'd recommend checking one out.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Mad Men Season 5 Premiere

Mad Men season 5 which I had assumed would be arriving sometime in August, I now hear hasn't exactly been renewed. Apparently there are some contractual negotiations going on with AMC. I'm sure the cast and Weiner are due whatever they ask for, but I'm going to freak out if it delays the start of the 5th season. I'll keep you posted on any developments.
In the mean time Season 4 of Mad Men will be released on March 29th. I gotta say I find the cover art extremely derivative on Hitchcock's Vertigo,but regardless, I can't wait to get my hands on it.
That's it in Mad Men News!

Friday, January 7, 2011


This week is the Television Critics Association convention. This is a two week series of panels present by almost all the TV and Cable Network to all the critics. Unfortunately, I still have not been excepted as a member, though I keep trying. I still get to attend though because of my relationship with many of the networks. Yesterday was my first day at the convention, as a guest of the Discovery network.
They had a lot of great shows on all their channels. The high lights for me were.

Idiot Abroad-Science ChannelRicky Gervais, Stephen Merchant, and funniest of all Karl Pilkington. The premise is that Karl, who is not a very worldly guy, travels the world. Based on the satalite interview we watched with these three, the show is a must watch. I would warn you not to try to drink anything during this program unless you enjoy blowing beverages through your nose.

Gold Rush: Alaska-Discovery ChannelThis is my husband's favorite new show. the premise is a group of men, some family some just friends, mortgage themselves to the eyeballs and go to Alaska to mine for gold. It's an amazing and dangerous adventure.

The Injustice Files-Investigation DiscoveryThis show seeks to solve crimes that occured during the civil rights era. It seems like a very emotional show, not just another Cold Case. Not only is it cathartic for the families involved but educational about a shameful time in our countries history.

Finally, the grand finale of the day was Oprah's OWN network. I don't know if you've been watching, but I've been glued to OWN since it's launch New Years day. Here are my favorites thus far.

Master Class-
I loved these first two Master Class episodes with Jay Z and Diane Sawyer. They are fascinating looks into the mind set and life of it's subjects.

Miracle Detectives-
I think this show is something everyone will enjoy. It's exactly what it sounds like two detectives investigate miracles around the country. One believes in miracles emfatically, while the other is a scientist, who doesn't believe a bit of it.