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GOLDEN GLOBES: Winners and Shoulda Wons

By at January 14, 2008 | 7:25 pm | 1 Comments

GOLDEN GLOBES: Winners and Shoulda Wons

We're already skeptical of the Golden Globes, so Sunday night's awards announcement was surely a gift from the movie gods: It lasted 35 minutes. The downside: It was hosted by personalities from the flashy gossip shows. C'mon, folks like Mary Hart presenting award-worthy movies is like Perez Hilton hosting CNN Reports. With Billy Bush. Best Picture winners: Tim more...

International Cinema , On TV

The Golden Globes: A Golden Dud?

By at January 13, 2008 | 6:36 pm | 2 Comments

The Golden Globes: A Golden Dud?

So there's no Golden Globes awards presentation tonight. Boo-freakin'-hoo. The world could use one less back-patting, ass-kissing, fake-smiling Hollywood freakfest. (Even if this is the one where half-blitzed actors forget they're on camera...) Instead of a full-blown, Dick Clark-produced live TV program, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association will have a press more...

Comedies , International Cinema , On TV

SERIES FINALE: Ricky Gervais’ “Extras”

By at December 16, 2007 | 4:14 pm | 4 Comments

SERIES FINALE: Ricky Gervais’ “Extras”

Goodbye Little Fat Man... (ahem) little fat man, pug-nosed face...  Consider that a David Bowie musical farewell to Ricky Gervais and the comedy series Extras, wrapping on HBO tonight with an 80-minute film special. (In the UK, this is being called the "Christmas Special," and will air December 27). How has film extra Andy Millman (Gervais) handled his newfound more...

Comedies , On TV

NEW MOVIE PREVIEW: Pu-239

By at November 17, 2007 | 12:08 am | 4 Comments

NEW MOVIE PREVIEW: Pu-239

You're soon going to die from exposure to radiation. And your family desperately needs cash. Would you sell plutonium to strangers to provide for loved ones before you die? That's the premise for the mysteriously named Pu-239, premiering on HBO Saturday night. REVIEW UPDATE: Just finished seeing this one, a few hours before its premiere. A tragic story, more...

Movie Previews , On TV