8 items from 2010
American history can turn up all over the place, even your neighbor's garage. History Channel presents all new episodes of .American Pickers.. Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz are once again searching the back roads, junkyards, and barns in America for .rusty gold.. This series is the #1 new cable series of 2010, returns for new episodes of its second season tonight, Monday, December 6 at 9pm Et on History. Traveling along with the duo, viewers will meet an assortment of American originals and watch as a patchwork of history unfolds . one treasure at a time. .We.re caretakers of treasures and the stories behind them,. says Mike. Official Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/AmericanPickers Official site: http://www.history.com/shows/american-pickers Addictive »
- April MacIntyre
History presents all new episodes of .American Pickers.. Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz are scouring the back roads, junkyards, and filled-to-the-brim barns in America for dusty, cobwebby finds and the .rusty gold.. This series was the #1 new cable series of 2010. Official Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/AmericanPickers Now it returns for new episodes of its second season beginning Monday, December 6 at 9pm Et on History. Traveling along with the duo, viewers will meet an array of folks who have contacted them and are ready to unload. You see as a patchwork of history unfold . one treasure at a time. .We.re caretakers of treasures and the stories behind them,. says Mike. Part sleuths, part antiques »
- April MacIntyre
DVD Playhouse—June 2010
The White Ribbon (Sony) On the eve of Ww I, a small village in Germany is struck by a series of tragic, seemingly unconnected events until the townspeople, and the audience, start to connect the dots. Shot in stark, beautiful black & white, director Michael Haneke has fashioned a haunting metaphorical drama that is as coldly chilling as anything made by Ingmar Bergman, and darkly unsettling as anything from the canon of David Lynch. A rich, tough, brilliant cinematic experience you’re not likely to forget. Also available on Blu-ray disc. Bd bonuses: Interviews with cast and crew; featurettes. Widescreen Dolby and DTS 5.1 surround.
Alice In Wonderland (Disney) Tim Burton’s take on the Lewis Carroll classic finds young Alice (Mia Wasikowska), a 19th century girl who finds herself in an unhappy engagement to a boorish suitor, tumbling down the rabbit hole into Wonderland, where she encounters magical cakes, »
- The Hollywood Interview.com
If Pawn Stars is my new favorite show, then American Pickers has to be my new second favorite show. A scarecrow and a bear drive around the country and find stuff to sell, well figuratively. What hidden treasure that these two guys find is the charm and delight of the show. Sometimes they.re just as surprised and amazed as we are. Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz are pickers. I.ve been known to do some picking while reviewing. First you put your finger in your nostril. Oh wait, not That kind of picking. Actually, Mike and Frank own a business called Antique Archeology in Iowa. What they do is drive around areas on the look out for old »
- Jeff Swindoll
So which is it? Are we supposed to hang on to all of our old crap just in case it turns out to be valuable, or is that kind of packrattery the sign of a disordered mind? Let’s leave it to basic cable docu-series to weigh the evidence, pro and con. In the “pro” column: The History Channel’s American Pickers, which follows the cross-country adventures of Antique Archeology’s Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz, two men dedicated to salvaging artifacts from junkyards and backyards and thus “telling the history of America, one piece at a time.” A typical »
Imagine if the Antiques Roadshow was more proactive. Instead of setting up tables in local convention centers it went out into people’s backyards, scavenged in the dark, murky attics and garages, and didn’t just offer appraisals. American Pickers is the Antiques Roadshow with a business sense; it’s out to buy stuff and convert each salvaged item to a sale. Hosts Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz have an instinct when it comes to putting a number to other people’s rusted relics, and they use that skill to great aplomb in American Pickers.
American Pickers operates on two different strategies: for the most part Mike and Frank just drive about rural neighborhoods looking for houses with huge stockpiles of junk in their yard, but occasionally their office assistant, Danielle Colby-Cushman, generates leads for them to go out and investigate. Each episode is named after the more amazing find/purchase of the episode. »
- Lex Walker
11 March 2010 4:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Toronto -- Canadian indie producer Cineflix Productions is opening a second beachhead to aid its U.S. expansion: British studio-based entertainment programming.
After striking U.S. ratings gold with The History Channel's docuseries "American Pickers," Toronto-based Cineflix is now working to produce entertainment format series in Britain for possible migration to the American market.
The strategy, explained Cineflix CEO of programming Simon Lloyd, is making friends with industry trends.
Lloyd argued U.S. networks remain on the hunt for reality formats that produce big audience spikes and, like "Dancing With The Stars" and "American Idol," first proved themselves in the British market.
"Often the best way to get a show on a U.S. network is to hang on a British network first of all, and try to improve it there. What we're hoping to do is to have hits in Britain, and we're hoping that some of those »
- By Etan Vlessing
"American Pickers" resident antique expert Frank Fritz isn't just into old boring things -- the "History Channel" star once took part in a wet T-shirt contest, where he expressed a passion for some x-rated classics.Turns out Fritz was the water boy for the visually stimulating aquatic event at an Iowa biker convention back in 2007 -- before he was tapped for "American Pickers." By the looks of the photos, first posted on NebraskaCoeds.com, Fritz definitely found something worth appraising. »
8 items from 2010
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