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15 items from 2010


Geek shows and movies on UK TV in the coming week

16 December 2010 10:06 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Misfits! K-9! Little Crackers! Movies! Check out the joys heading to UK TV over the coming days...

This week, our TV highlights and recommendations take you only through the middle of the week and no further. But, please don't feel shortchanged, as we'll have a special Christmas holiday edition of Geek UK TV on Wednesday, to bring you through the holiday in telly style.

So, don't fret at the brevity of shows and films that follow, because a lorryload of great programming is winging it's way to us as we write this, and it's a heavy, heavy consignment, indeed, with more treats than coal, we hope, in store for us to enjoy.

So, here's the abbreviated version of new shows and specials arriving before the holiday dash...

Finding shared interests with children gets harder as we, and they, get older. So, now's the time for any Who devotees to instil »

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Golden Globe Nominations, Julian Assange And 'The Fighter' In Today's Twitter-Wood

14 December 2010 2:17 PM, PST | MTV Movies Blog | See recent MTV Movies Blog news »

You definitely haven't seen Christian Serratos in the "Twilight" series wearing the kind of makeup she put on for a Black Keys video in her feed this week. She and Danny Masterson both sported some new looks and posted pics.

The big trending topic in international news today, though, was WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange getting granted bail in London, where Michael Moore stepped in and got personally involved. His reaction to the situation and a roundup of Golden Globe nomination chatter have been retweeted for you after the jump.

I'm @brianwarmoth, and this is Twitter-Wood for December 14, 2010.

Twitter Pic of the Day:

@cserratos The Black Keys, Howlin' For You music video. This is my assassin look. I had so much fun. http://twitpic.com/3fqexm

-Christian Serratos, Actress ("Twilight," "New Moon")

@dannymasterson im beefing up for my portrayal of jake lamotta in Raging Bull 2 "bulls revenge" ... pretty excited. http://twitpic. »

- Brian Warmoth

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Celebs Pay Tribute To Elizabeth Edwards And John Lennon In Today's Twitter-Wood

8 December 2010 12:59 PM, PST | MTV Movies Blog | See recent MTV Movies Blog news »

Between Elizabeth Edwards' death and the anniversary of John Lennon's passing this week, the Twitter-Wood feed has been filled with condolences and memorial posts. Simon Pegg noted Lennon's legacy today, while Michael Moore, Alyssa Milano and Paris Hilton all shared their thoughts on Edwards' life.

Elsewhere, Eli Roth finally made it around to seeing the "Simpsons" "Inglourious Basterds" parody he was itching to find earlier this week, while Jeremy Piven hung out with some people in crazy masks. It's all documented along with Damon Lindelof's reaction to "Tron: Legacy."

I'm @brianwarmoth, and this is Twitter-Wood for December 8, 2010.

Twitter Pic of the Day:

@jeremypiven About to go on stage... http://yfrog.com/h2ctzj

-Jeremy Piven, Actor ("Entourage," "The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard")

@simonpegg Remembering the great John Lennon today. Thirty years gone and no less present. Imagine that.

-Simon Pegg, Actor ("Shaun of the Dead, »

- Brian Warmoth

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Justin Bieber's 'Never Say Never': The Rejected Movie Posters!

15 October 2010 11:00 AM, PDT | MTV Newsroom | See recent MTV Newsroom news »

Having already conquered the worlds of music, literature and nail polish, Justin Bieber will be taking over your local cinema early next year. Bieber's film (which includes both backstage and performance footage and delivered in glorious 3-D) has been talked about for a while, but this morning it finally got a title. "Never Say Never" (which shares its name with the song that Bieber made with Jaden Smith for the soundtrack to "The Karate Kid") will be hitting a theater near you this coming February. The reveal came after two days' worth of puzzle pieces getting dropped around the Internet. When those pieces finally came together, they formed the poster for the film.

"Never Say Never" is a good title, as it reinforces the fact that Bieber's rise to fame has all been about making the improbable totally normal. But there had to have been a handful of titles left on the cutting room floor, »

- Kyle Anderson

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Geek shows and movies on UK TV in the coming week

23 September 2010 11:42 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Ask Rhod Gilbert, Alan Davies in Whites, Harry & Paul return, the end of This Is England '86 and a lot more besides in our UK TV round-up!

Comedy veterans return, the new guard challenges, and a freshly peeled sitcom is brewing on the burners. Plus, a brilliant little bit of geek film lovers' animation wraps up the next seven days of telly goodies.

Ask Rhod Gilbert is new to BBC1 and airs Monday at 10:35pm. The first of an eight episode run sees the stand-up comedian answer questions, from the considered to the ridiculous, with the help of guest comedians and other personalities joining regulars Greg Davies and Lloyd Langford.

Another new series, this time on BBC2, is Whites, starring Alan Davies as a country house hotel chef. A similar role was this TV fan's favourite performance by Lenny Henry in Chef! (apart from the wonderful Christmas fantasy flick, »

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Doc Talk: On the Ropes, Kid Stays in the Picture, American Teen

1 September 2010 7:02 PM, PDT | Cinematical | See recent Cinematical news »

Historically it's nothing new. Just look at Merian C. Cooper for a prime example. Or go back to the Lumiere brothers. But these days it's becoming more and more common for successful documentary filmmakers to jump ship, most of the time only temporarily, and give fiction a try. Michael Moore, Barbara Kopple and Errol Morris have all done it. Seth Gordon seems to be sticking with it. Werner Herzog has been balancing both mediums for a while. And now the latest documentarian to make the transition is Nanette Burstein, whose fiction debut, the raunchy yet sweet rom-com Going the Distance, opens this Friday.

Usually I'm disappointed with the filmmakers who try it, even while recognizing that maybe a cash-grab fiction project here will help finance a great non-fiction film there. The truth is few documentarians make good narrative features (see Canadian Bacon, Havoc, The Dark Wind, Four Christmases). Burstein is the exception, »

- Christopher Campbell

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Alt.TV – 12/8/10

12 August 2010 11:58 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Are you bored of the same old TV shows? Tired of the mainstream? Then check out this round-up of alternative movies and series showing on UK television tonight…

8.00pm Suicide Commando (Movies4Men 2 +1)

A group of Commandos roughnecks must go behind enemy lines on an impossible mission to destroy a secret air field which could disrupt the plans for an allied invasion. Classic Italian war flick starring Aldo Ray.

9.00pm Model By Day (Movies4Men)

A glamorous model trained in martial arts becomes a nighttime vigilante know as ‘Lady X’ But the authorities soon turn against her and she is forced catch a killer in order to clear her name. Stars Famke Janssen as Lady X.

9.40pm Titanic 2 (Syfy)

A cruise liner sets sail on the 100th anniversary of the Titanic’s doomed maiden voyage. When a tsunami hurls an iceberg into the ship’s path, the crew and passengers »

- Phil

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Memories of Golden Girl Rue McClanahan And Jim Joyce Criticism In Today's Twitter-Wood

3 June 2010 3:15 PM, PDT | MTV Movies Blog | See recent MTV Movies Blog news »

Former "Golden Girls" actress Rue McClanahan spent half a century in TV and film, so it only stands to reason that she had a fair number of fans and former collaborators ready to speak up in the Twitter-Wood feed today after news of her death broke. Rose McGowan, John Larroquette and the writer of "Hot Tube Time Machine" were among them.

Tigers fans felt more anger than grief last night, as a call by umpire Jim Joyce cost pitcher Armando Galarraga a perfect game. You'll be able to see what Michael Moore and Christopher Mintz-Plasse thought about that after the jump, as well as who Michael Chiklis supports in the NBA Finals and who thought "Sex in the City 2" was underrated.

I'm @brianwarmoth, and this is Twitter-Wood for June 3, 2010.

Twitter Pic of the Day:

@RachelleLefevre Lobbying w Amy & Rosario in Sacramento - the plastic bag ban passed in the assembly! »

- Brian Warmoth

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Twitterwatch: Tweets From Our Favorite Celebrities, Who's Got a Crush Edition

22 April 2010 6:16 AM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

Aww! Someone noticed us!

Last week, we mentioned that Brett Claywell had done some name dropping in his tweet about his birthday party. Shortly after it went up, this appeared in my feed:

So, based on how you party in that picture at the top, the answer is yes! Yes we would like to know who "the homies" are. And if possible, please provide photos. 

It seems like so much of Tinseltown has an unrequited crush these days. Probably a sign that spring is in the air. But crushes take many forms.

The adorkable Tom Lenk seems to be crushing on Chelsea Handler, which is confusing, because he plays for our team. It turns out he's just crushing on her book, which he's been sleeping with each night. He should try a man instead. I'm available.

Nate Berkus seems upset that he can't fly Jet Blue on his next trip. »

- lostinmiami

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Alt.TV – 20/4/10

20 April 2010 12:13 PM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Are you bored of the same old TV shows? Tired of the mainstream? Then check out this round-up of alternative movies and series showing on UK television tonight…

8.00pm Suicide Commando (Movies4Men 2 +1)

A group of Commandos roughnecks must go behind enemy lines on an impossible mission to destroy a secret air field which could disrupt the plans for an allied invasion. Classic Italian war flick starring Aldo Ray.

8.10pm Meteor Apocalypse (SyFy)

A gigantic meteor enters the Earth’s orbit and begins to disintegrate, raining space debris across the globe. Los Angeles is destined to be destroyed within three days, leaving one man in a race against time to find his wife and son before it is too late. Sci-fi thriller starring Babylon 5’s Claudia Christian.

9.00pm Doctor Who (Watch)

In an old, abandoned house, the Weeping Angels wait. Only the Doctor can stop them, but he’s lost in time. »

- Phil

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Alt.TV – 24/3/10

24 March 2010 12:39 PM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Are you bored of the same old TV shows? Tired of the mainstream? Then check out this round-up of alternative movies and series showing on UK television tonight…

8.00pm Canadian Bacon (TCM 2)

The Us president decides to boost his popularity by declaring war on Canada. It’s just a PR exercise but Sheriff Boomer of Niagara Falls is taking it rather too seriously. Directed by Michael Moore and starring the late John Candy.

9.00pm Jake 2.0 (CBS Action)

Christopher Gorham (Ugly Betty) is Jake Foley, a very ordinary technician who becomes a superhero when a ‘computer virus’ infects him. Do not miss one of my favourite sci-fi adventure shows of recent years. Season One, episode 1.

10.30pm The Night Before (Film24)

Winston Connelly wakes up in the middle of the night in an alley with no idea of how he got there. Nor does he know where in Los Angeles he »

- Phil

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Buzz Break: Skull and Stallones

19 March 2010 1:50 PM, PDT | Movieline | See recent Movieline news »

· The poster for Sylvester Stallone's The Expendables features something that looks like it should either be a mid-level enemy from Castlevania III or the genesis of an Ed Hardy fashion story. Click for bigger.

· Lionsgate has acquired the rights to the thriller Dibbuk Box. So it's like the first scene of A Serious Man, but feature-length?

· To no one's great surprise, a Final Destination 5 is coming.

· The classic novel A Wrinkle in Time is having a moment right now: Not only was it featured in this week's Lost, but Jeff Stockwell's been hired to adapt it into a feature.

· "I did not like The Hurt Locker," confesses Michael Moore. "It's a lazy way to make a movie, frankly. I could put you on the edge of your seat quite easily, and have you feel the tension for 2 hours." That's how I felt during Canadian Bacon! »

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Parks and Recreation Review: "Sweetums"

5 February 2010 6:36 PM, PST | TVfanatic | See recent TVfanatic news »

Parks and Recreation had a lot to live up to after Leslie's amazing dinner party two weeks ago.  While not as funny as the previous episode, this week still had plenty of laughs, some solid character development, and brought us much closer to an April-Andy pairing.

In this week's episode, "Sweetums," the show took on the ongoing concept of government privatizing its concession stands.  Heck, Ron Swanson was ready to privatize the parks while he was at it.  Put in a token, see a duck!

We've definitely seen the effects of privatization at our local park and appreciate the satire, but let's be honest, we watch the show for the jokes.  Don't worry, Ron Swanson and crew were able to bring in the main story line.  Turf and turf?  Amazing.

Meanwhile, in the side story, Tom manages to sucker the rest of the office into helping him move and introduce »

- eric@iscribelimited.com (The Barnacle)

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'Parks and Recreation' recap: R.I.P. DJ Roomba

5 February 2010 4:21 AM, PST | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

Last night's Parks and Recreation continued to prove what we've all been preaching for a while now: Aziz Ansari needs more screen time and Ron Swanson (Nick Offerman) can make any lackluster plot bearable. In the episode, Leslie and Ann try to prevent a local corporation (Sweetums) from taking control of the park's concession stands after discovering that their NutriYum health bars were actually pre-packaged, corn syrup-laden bars of death. Meanwhile, with Tom's divorce from Wendy approaching, he found himself a bachelor pad, but needed everyone's help moving. Enter the dream team: Donna, April, Andy, Jerry and Mark, who had a pick-up. »

- Sandra Gonzalez

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Exclusive! Bethenny Frankel Tells Us: How To Lose Weight Without Dieting or Counting Calories!

7 January 2010 8:26 AM, PST | HollywoodLife | See recent HollywoodLife news »

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If you’re ready to stop crazy dieting and to makeover the way you eat so it’s easier, healthier, tastier And you’ll end up skinnier without counting calories, then I can full-heartedly recommend Real Housewives of New York star Bethenny Frankel’s new cookbook – “The Skinnygirl Dish.” ($16 from Fireside.)

Bethenny is one of those gals that is grounded about eating thin. No cleanses, starvation periods, or kooky cutting out of things from your diet. So we shot her some questions, and she sent HollywoodLife.com some great advice.  And we’re sharing it with you!

What are your tips for getting back on track with your diet after the holiday season?

Truthfully, there should be no drastic resolutions or I’m going to be “good” now. This will set you up to have grandiose resolutions a year from now. Whether it’s Dec. 31 or Jan. 1, if »

- Corynne

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