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Amazon's Gold Box Deal of the Day is HBO's The Wire: The Complete Series for $74.99 (63% off the regular $199 price). By now you must have heard the buzz on The Wire as most critics think it's one of the best series to ever air on any channel. I'm of the same opinion. If you've never seen The Wire, do yourself a favor and pick up this box set. You'll absolutely be blown away by the quality of the writing, acting, and scope of the series. It's a 10 out of 10. An A+. The Wire is brilliant. Like all Gold Box Deals, it's only good for today. Here's a few other deals today on Amazon. Up first are the DVD deals: Exit Through the Gift Shop DVD 11.99 (60%) Red Dwarf: The Complete Collection $80.99 (60%) The West Wing: The Complete Series Collection $144.49 (52%) Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip – The Complete Series $17.99 (70% off) V: The »
- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
When I first heard about Gulliver's Travels starring Jack Black, during one of the Orange Wednesday adverts, I assumed it to be a rather amusing joke. The juxtaposition of rent-a-slacker Jack Black with a classic satirical novel made for a hilarious spoof of the way children's films have been headed in recent years.
Imagine my surprise, then, when this turned out to be a real film, out in cinemas this Boxing Day. I tried to reserve judgement. I've seen School of Rock many times, Tenacious D songs Tribute and Wonderboy are regular visitors to my MP3 player, and I even tried to like The Pick of Destiny. As I went into the screening, I was trepidatious - would it turn out to be a Christmas cracker, or a cold, »
As most of you know, we post links to great deals at Amazon all the time. However, they switch a lot of the deals every Sunday, so the links listed are most likely going to end tonight at midnight. If anything looks good, today’s your last day. Look for a lot of new links tomorrow:
Toy Story (Two-Disc Special Edition Blu-ray/DVD Combo w/ Blu-ray Packaging) $11.99 (70% off) Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip – The Complete Series $17.99 (70% off) V: The Complete Series $14.99 (63% off) The Flash: The Complete Series $16.99 (72% off) Night at the Museum Collection [Blu-ray] 18.99 (53% off) Inception (Three-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy) 17.99 (50% off) District 9 [Blu-ray] 8.99 The Last Starfighter (25th Anniversary Edition) [Blu-ray] 8.99 Buck Rogers In the 25th Century: The Complete Epic Series $9.99 Watchmen (Director’s Cut + Bd-Live) [Blu-ray] $8.99 The Greatest American Hero: The Complete Series $11.99 The Incredible Hulk – The Complete First Season $11.99 The Incredible Hulk: The Complete Second Season »
- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
With the holidays approaching, here’s a few great deals at Amazon. If you’re a fan of TV box sets, they’ve got Aaron Sorkin’s Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip on sale for 70% off and they’ve also got the original V and The Flash (1990) for great prices:
Toy Story (Two-Disc Special Edition Blu-ray/DVD Combo w/ Blu-ray Packaging) $11.99 (70% off) Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip – The Complete Series $17.99 (70% off) V: The Complete Series $14.99 (63% off) The Flash: The Complete Series $16.99 (72% off) Night at the Museum Collection [Blu-ray] 18.99 (53% off) Inception (Three-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy) 17.99 (50% off) District 9 [Blu-ray] 8.99 The Last Starfighter (25th Anniversary Edition) [Blu-ray] 8.99 Buck Rogers In the 25th Century: The Complete Epic Series $9.99 Watchmen (Director’s Cut + Bd-Live) [Blu-ray] $8.99 The Greatest American Hero: The Complete Series $11.99 The Incredible Hulk – The Complete First Season $11.99 The Incredible Hulk: The Complete Second Season$11.99 The Incredible Hulk – The Complete »
- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
ABC will follow NBC's lead in trying a full night of comedy later this season -- but before that, one "Friend" will take the place of another on the network's Wednesday-night schedule.
The Alphabet has set premiere dates for the two midseason comedies on its slate, and both will work their way into the Wednesday rotation. "Mr. Sunshine," which stars Matthew Perry as the misanthropic manager of a sports arena, will debut at 9:30 p.m. Et Wednesday, Feb. 9 -- where it will take the place of "Cougar Town," which stars Perry's former TV wife, Courteney Cox.
"Mr. Sunshine" will air for nine weeks through April 6; "Cougar Town" returns April 13, at which point ABC will make its Wednesday night an all-comedy lineup with the addition of another new show, "Happy Endings." It will air at 10 p.m. Et, followed by "fan favorite" episodes of "Modern Family." (The 10 o'clock hour will »
This is a Pure Movies exclusive video Interview with Jesse Eisenberg for The Social Network. The film is written by Aaron Sorkin (The West Wing, A Few Good Men, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip), is directed by David Fincher (Fight Club, Zodiac, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo) and stars Jesse Eisenberg (Zombieland, Adventureland), Andrew Garfield (Untitled Spider-Man Reboot), Rashida Jones, Brenda Song, Justin Timberlake and Joseph Mazzello. The Social Network is both a fiction for and a document of the 21st century’s first influential generation. It tells a story which, if not fabricated, is at the very least, generously embellished – but it also realistically reflects back to us how technology has the power to deepen our latent compulsion for controlling our own narratives, at the expense of our personal relationships. This is a challenging subject to tackle onscreen without resorting to sensationalism, and the creators of The Social Network »
- Suki Ferguson
If you're anything like me, you wake up Far Too Early on the morning after Thanksgiving. You get your boots on, grab an extra large coffee, crank those christmas tunes on your stereo and get out to the stores as soon as humanly possible.
I've even been known to be at the shops by midnight. For many, Black Friday has always been a day to get all their Christmas shopping done on the cheap... but for me, it's also been a day to increase my movie and TV collection by leaps and bounds. With today's economy the way it is, we need these deals.
So since i've done a lot of research, I wanted to spread the wealth and share what i've found with all of our awesome readers! I don't think you'll be disappointed. You can find scans of these ads and more information over at bfads.net.
Former Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip stars Steven Weber and D.L. Hughley are to reunite in a new TNT drama pilot. It was previously announced that Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps writer Allan Loeb was adapting the Marshall Karp novel The Rabbit Factory for the cable channel Deadline now reports that Weber will play widowed Los Angeles detective Mike Lomax in the project. Hughley has also (more) »
- By Morgan Jeffery
Steven Weber joined his former “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip” co-star D.L. Hughley on the new cop drama pilot from “Wall Street” Money Never Sleeps” scribe Allan Loeb. According to “Deadline,” TNT picked up the pilot based on Marshall Karp’s novel “The Rabbit Factory.” Weber signed on to play Detective Mike Lomax, recently widowed and trying to figure out the singles world. Hughley joined the show as Terry Biggs, Lomax’s newly married partner. »
The program is based on Marshall Karp’s novel The Rabbit Factory, and centers on a recently-widowed police detective (Weber) and his newly-married partner (Hughley), who “delve into a world of mystery, intrigue and occasional hijinks.”
Weber’s character receives weekly “humorous and heartfelt” letters from his dead wife, while trying to reenter the singles dating pool, and also keeping up with his duties as on of L.A.’s finest.
Nothing has been revealed about Hughley’s character, although, reading Amazon.com’s review of the novel the show is based on, he’s “drop-dead funny,” and both are described as “irreverent as two guys can be.” As already noted, he’s married. However, the book review adds that his »
In lieu of the midterm elections today, it’s only fitting that we bring you this bit of news regarding The West Wing creator Aaron Sorkin. Hot off the success of The Social Network screenwriter/playwright Sorkin is now working on a Broadway musical based upon the life of Harry Houdini. The project has been in the works for a while, with composer Danny Elfman at the helm of the music. Back in 2008 Elfman told us that he was working on his 5th or 6th song at the time, but that it’s a long process. EW’s PopWatch reports that Hugh Jackman will star as the famed escape artist, with lyricist Glenn Slater (stage version of The Little Mermaid) and Tony Award-winning director Jack O’Brien (Hairspray, Henry IV) also attached to the project.
Elfman described the project back in 2008 as a bit manic, sad, and a little dark. »
- Adam Chitwood
Hughley (The Hughleys, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip) will play Coach Franklin, a man desperate to be a father, and McKean (Smallville, Best in Show) will play the quirky and passionate head of campus maintenance. Gershon (Rescue Me, Bound) plays a tough-as-nails military instructor determined to whip her students into fighting machines.
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- Adam Bryant
The 2010-11 season is still pretty young, but it's safe to say that it's not going down in TV history as the start of a new golden age.
So far no new series has established itself as a breakout hit or etched itself on the pop-culture landscape. Yes, there have been some popular successes ("Hawaii Five-0," "Mike & Molly") and a few critical darlings ("Boardwalk Empire," "Terriers"), but nothing so far has broken into the Holy-cow-did-you-see-that-last-night club.
The relative lack of buzz around this fall's crop of new shows got us thinking: Which season in the past decade or so has produced the best new TV? There have been two pretty amazing brilliant years, a handful of so-so seasons and a couple of real stinkers. Zap2it ranks the best seasons for new shows since 2000-01 in ascending order:
The strike year: 2007-08
The 2007-08 season started promisingly with a crop »
Veteran actor Ed Asner is breathing new life into his TV career - the 80 year old is set to co-star in a new U.S. sitcom about a single mum.
Asner, who turns 81 next month, is best-remembered for his signature role as journalist Lou Grant on hit 1970s sitcom The Mary Tyler Moore Show. It's his first role as a series regular since 2006 comedy Studio 60.
His return to TV follows recent late-career successes for two former Mary Tyler Moore co-stars - Betty White is experiencing another wave of success with her own U.S. series, Hot in Cleveland, while Cloris Leachman features in TV comedy Raising Hope.
Asner's 12-episode comedy is scheduled to premiere in January. »
16 October 2010 7:00 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
A seven-time Emmy winner, Asner is returning to primetime television in Cmt's first scripted sitcom, "Working Class."
The "Mary Tyler Moore Show" and "Lou Grant" star is joining previously announced lead Melissa Peterman in the series about a blue-collar single mom who moves her family to a well-to-do suburb. Asner plays her misanthropic neighbor. The move is not entirely unlike TV Land striking ratings gold with its first comedy, "Hot in Cleveland," casting fellow small-screen legend White in a supporting role.
The move is Asner's first regular series commitment since NBC's "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip" in 2006. He also was recently cast as Warren Buffett in HBO's telefilm "To Big to Fail." The Green & Associates-repped actor was previously announced as having been cast in another Cmt comedy pilot, "Regular Joe."
"We are thrilled to have the »
- By James Hibberd
From the first sentence, the first word, the first nervily in-drawn breath, this compulsively watchable picture announces itself as the unmistakable work of Aaron Sorkin. His whip-smart, mile-a-minute dialogue made The West Wing deeply addictive on TV, and after uncertain works such as Charlie Wilson's War and the strange, small-screen drama Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip – in which Sorkin's distinctive, faintly martyred seriousness was bafflingly applied to the backstage shenanigans of a fictional television comedy – this writer is triumphantly back on form. He's found an almost perfect subject: the creation of the networking website Facebook, and the backstabbing legal row among the various nerds, geeks, brainiacs and maniacs about who gets the credit and the cash.
Part boardroom drama, part conspiracy thriller, the story is adapted from Ben Mezrich »
- Peter Bradshaw
“The Social Network” is about a young man who possessed an uncanny ability to look into a system of unlimited possibilities and sense a winning move. His name is Mark Zuckerberg, he created Facebook, he became a billionaire in his early 20s, and he reminds me of the chess prodigy Bobby Fischer. There may be a touch of Asperger’s syndrome in both: They possess genius but are tone-deaf in social situations. Example: It is inefficient to seek romance by using strict logic to demonstrate your intellectual arrogance.
David Fincher’s film has the rare quality of being not only as smart as its brilliant hero, but in the same way. It is cocksure, impatient, cold, exciting and instinctively perceptive…read more [Roger Ebert]
- Allan Ford
Believe it or not, it’s that time again: The calendar has turned its pages, and we arrive once again on the doorstep of the end-of-year deluge known to the film world as “awards season”. Rest assured, the Oscar Grouch will be here to gripe all along the way.
One could reasonably argue that awards season kicked off extra early this year, as the expanded field of ten Best Picture nominees will almost surely include summer’s Inception and Toy Story 3. Interestingly enough, the minds behind both projects are almost directly responsible for the category’s expansion in the first place, as the 2008 double snub of The Dark Knight and Wall-e in favor of milquetoast “prestige” like The Reader and Frost/Nixon nearly doomed AMPAS to eternal irrelevance. If District 9 gained inclusion among last year’s top ten, this year’s tentpoles from Christopher Nolan and Pixar will certainly do the same. »
- Corey Chambliss
You would think that a movie about Facebook would be stuffy and not interesting at all. One could picture various shots about people coming up with the right code and it being the highlight. “The Social Network” proves that all wrong. This is one of the best movies of the year. It is vibrant, exciting and not to be missed. The energy is intense right from the start. We see Mark Zuckerberg (Jesse Eisenberg in his best role) and his girlfriend Erica Albright (Rooney Mara) having a rapid fire discussion at a bar. It is like watching a tennis match, but with words instead of the tennis balls. Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin deserves the credit for this. It erases the memory of the failure of “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip” and harkens back to the glory days of “The West Wing” and the vastly underrated “Sports Night”. It reminds us »
This is the first full length trailer for The Social Network. The film is written by Aaron Sorkin (The West Wing, A Few Good Men, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip), is directed by David Fincher (Fight Club, Zodiac, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo) and stars Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Rashida Jones, Brenda Song, Justin Timberlake and Joseph Mazzello. You don't get to 500 million friends without making a few enemies. The Social Network – At UK & Ireland Cinemas 15 October 2010 via Sony Pictures Releasing. »
- Dan Higgins
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