Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Dick Cavett and Mel Brooks' interview from last year will be aired on Sept 9th on HBO. You may remember I attended this interview at the Saban Theatre ,follow the link and read all about it. It really was great, so don't miss it!
Also, if you've never seen the old Dick Cavett show interviews I highly reccommend them. They are sometimes run on TCM, and you can rent them on Netflix.
Monday, August 29, 2011
I just found out about The Hour on BBC America. It's a great show set in 1956 TV news. It stars Dominic West, Romola Garai, and Ben Wishaw. I really love it and I've only seen 2 episodes. Episode 3 is airing this Wednesday, but you can get all caught up if you have On Demand. Unfortunately, this is a British series and they only make 6 episodes a season! I know...It makes me grateful for the paltry 12 episodes we get of our cable series. Darn English reserve...
Anyway, I highly recommend you check this one out, even if it is going to make you crazy when you have to wait for the next season after only six installments.
Friday, August 26, 2011
Eric Stonestreet from Modern Family is attached to portray Fatty Arbuckle in a HBO movie. I love the idea of this long forgotten silent film star getting his record set straight. If people know anything about him they know he was charged with rape. What they often don't know is that he was aquitted and there was really never any evidence that he had committed the crime. It was all newspaper creation, which ruined his reputation.
I really don't have any more to tell you about the HBO film, but stay tuned!
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Toyota had the most amazing reveal party for the 2012 Camry the other day at Paramount Studio. This picture doesn't even do it justice.
The car is beautiful, apparently it has an engine that does stuff, it's even going to cost less, but you know what my two favorite things about this car are? First it has a blind spot monitor that shows up on the side view mirror to let you know if someone is in your blind spot. Love that! The other thing I was excited about is the EnTune system which provides GPS (yawn) and you can link your phone with it to stream Pandora and I Heart Radio. I love my driving music so that is HUGE!!!!
So if you don't want to bump into people in your blind spot while listening to your favorite home town radio station or obscure selections on Pandora The new Camry is for you.
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
PBS' Antique Roadshow Keno Twins have a new show starting tonight on Fox called Buried Treasure. If you love Antique Roadshow as much as I do, you're jumping up and down right now. Still I hope this doesn't mean they'll be leaving PBS.
For now you can see them Wednesday nights at 8pm on FOX and of course on your local PBS station. Set your DVR's!
Saturday, August 20, 2011
D23 Expo is happening this weekend in Anaheim. If you attend you will see all things Disney. You may ask yourself how much Disney stuff is there? The answer is A LOT. There's the parks of course, then movies, toys, video games, vacation resorts, housewares, TV,fashion, and so much more.
I spent a day touring around the expo and it is amazing, but a few weeks ago I met with some of the people who run the Disney Fan Club D23 and they are so much more than the expo. They have many spectacular events throughout the country all year round. If you're a Disney fan (read fanatic) it would be well worth it for you to join.
If you join there's a beautiful magazine, discounts for Disney events and resorts, and special events. You can get access to screenings, and tours of the studio and parks. You really will be thrilled with all the special treatment.
Friday, August 19, 2011
George Clooney is starring in a new film, The Ides of March. It's based on the play Farragut North. You may remember I saw this play at The Geffen Playhouse just over 2 years ago, and loved it. George Clooney can only make it better.
Really looking forward to seeing the film which will be released October 7th.
You can see an advanced screening of the film at The Geffen Playhouse September 26th.
Here are all the details:
Thanks to the generous sponsorship of Sony Pictures, we are pleased to present a special screening of the forthcoming political thriller The Ides of March. Based on Beau Willimon’s play Farragut North, which had its West Coast Premiere at the Geffen Playhouse, the film stars Ryan Gosling, George Clooney, Paul Giamatti, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Marisa Tomei and Evan Rachel Wood. Regular tickets starting at $75 may be purchased using the link below. VIP packages are also available.
Call Jamie at 310.208.6500 ext. 128 to purchase the following VIP packages:
Regular Tickets Start at $75
Private Pre-Screening Dinner & Prime Orchestra Tickets: $1,000
VIP Row - 13 tickets in Center Orchestra: $3,500
Ticket purchases are fully tax deductible and all proceeds for this event will be shared among three non-profit organizations: Children Mending Hearts, Satellite Sentinel Project and the Geffen Playhouse New Play Development Fund. Special thanks to Sony Pictures, Grant Heslov & George Clooney.
Monday, August 15, 2011
Very excited to hear TCM is reairing Moguls & Movie Stars: A History of Hollywood in it's entirety Monday, September 5. I think that's Labor Day, so we'll all have the day off to park on the couch and enjoy the whole thing.
Here's the press release for all the details:
Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will present a special encore of its Emmy® nominated documentary series Moguls & Movie Stars: A History of Hollywood. The expansive seven-part series will air in its entirety on Monday, Sept. 5, beginning at 12:45 p.m. (ET).
Moguls & Movie Stars has earned three Emmy nominations, the most ever for a TCM production. The nominations included Outstanding Nonfiction Series, Outstanding Voice-Over Performance for narrator Christopher Plummer and Outstanding Writing for Nonfiction Programming for writer/producer Jon Wilkman.
Moguls & Movie Stars: A History of Hollywood tells the extraordinary tale of the American movie industry. Spanning from the invention of the first moving pictures to the revolutionary, cutting-edge films of the 1960s, this ambitious production is an epic history of Hollywood, detailing the personalities, inter-personal relationships, collaborations and conflicts that created an industry and established a new art form. Moguls & Movie Stars was produced by TCM in association with Bill Haber’s Ostar Productions
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
The Help comes out tomorrow August 10th and I suggest you high tail it to your nearest theatre to see it. It is an amzing film that manages to be both highly emotional and extremely funny. Much in the way that Steel Magnolias was. Laughter through tears that's the experience.
There will definitely be Oscar buzz by the end of the week if not sooner. I'm sure all the main ladies will be nominated but if Sissy Spacek isn't nominated for a supporting actress I'll eat my laptop!
Monday, August 1, 2011
The HedgeHog or Le Herisson as it's called in french is a beautiful film. I won't say I laughed but I did cry a little. It is an intriguing character study. That leaves you wanting more.
Here's the studio synopsis:
Inspired by the beloved New York Times bestseller, The Elegance of the Hedgehog, by Muriel Barbery, THE HEDGEHOG is the timely story of Paloma (Garance Le Guillermic) a young girl bent on ending it all on her upcoming twelfth birthday. Using her father’s old camcorder to chronicle the hypocrisy she sees in adults, Paloma begins to learn about life from the grumpy building concierge, Renée Michel (FRENCH TWIST’s Josiane Balasko). When Paloma’s camera reveals the extensive secret library in Renée’s back room, and that the often gruff matron reads Tolstoy to her cat, Paloma begins to understand that there are allies to be found beneath the prickliest of exteriors. As the unlikely friendship deepens, Paloma’s own coming of age becomes
a much less pessimistic prospect.
You can see it in theatre around the country. See below
August 19, 2011
LINCOLN PLAZA - New York, NY
ANGELIKA FILM CENTER– New York, NY
THE LANDMARK – Los Angeles, CA
Laemmle’s SUNSET 5 – Los Angeles, CA
Laemmle's PLAYHOUSE 7 – Pasadena, CA
Laemmle's TOWN CENTER – Encino, CA
Regal’s EDWARDS UNIVERSITY TOWN CENTER 6, Irvine, CA
August 26, 2011
Landmark’s CLAY THEATRE, San Francisco, CA
Landmark’s SHATTUCK CINEMAS, Berkeley, CA
Christopher B. Smith’s RAFAEL FILM CENTER, San Rafael, CA
Camera cinemas’ CAMERA 12 DOWNTOWN, San Jose, CA
Landmark’s RITZ AT THE BOURSE, Philadelphia, PA
September 2, 2011
Landmark’s BETHESDA ROW CINEMA, Bethesda, MD
Landmark’s KENDALL SQUARE CINEMA, Cambridge, MA
CAMELOT Theatres, Palm Springs, CA
Landmark’s LA JOLLA VILLAGE CINEMAS, San Diego, CA
September 9, 2011
Landmark’s CENTURY CENTRE CINEMA, Chicago, IL
Landmark’s RENAISSANCE PLACE, Chicago, IL
Regency PASEO CAMARILLO Cinemas, Camarillo, CA
September 16, 2011
Landmark’s EDINA CINEMA, Minneapolis, MN
Landmark’s THE MAGNOLIA, Dallas, TX
ANGELIKA PLANO, Dallas, TX
Landmark’s CHEZ ARTISTE, Denver, CO
Landmark’s MIDTOWN ART CINEMA, Atlanta, GA
Cleveland Cinemas’ CEDAR LEE THEATRE, Cleveland, OH
And nationwide in September and October 2011