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TV/Movies (Bloggers & Personal)

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  • On "Mad Men", We Are All Sally Draper

    01/29/2012 3:20:48 PM PST · by OrangeHoof · 62 replies
    na | 01-29-2012 | OrangeHoof
    I didn't start watching the television series "Mad Men" until this past September. I had heard things about it from Rush Limbaugh and others and decided to watch the first few episodes online to see if it was worth my time (and because ensemble series always require that you start at the beginning to understand the show). I eventually watched all four seasons on DVD and often went back and listened to the audio commentary to catch the director's perspective. For those not familiar, the series is about a small advertising firm at the turn of the 1960s and centers...
  • What indoor antennas do FReepers recommend for digital TV receptions (for Super Bowl)

    01/28/2012 2:05:41 PM PST · by Paleo Conservative · 73 replies ^ | 1-28-2011 | Paleo Conservative
    Due to an ongoing dispute between Time-Warner and my local NBC affiliate KRIS, NBC is not currently carried on my cable system. It's pretty likely this dispute won't be resolved before the Super Bowl next weekend, so I want to find out what model of antennas, I should buy in order to watch the Super Bowl next week. I bought a Terk amplified antenna prior to the Houston Texan's game in the first round, and it didn't work at all. The clerk at the return desk at Best Buy said that lots of people were returning that model.
  • Monty Python members to reunite for new film

    01/28/2012 6:19:13 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 21 replies · 1+ views
    NY Post ^ | 1/26/12 | AFP Newscore
    Members of iconic British comedy group "Monty Python" will reunite for a new film, a science fiction farce, ex-Python Terry Jones said in comments published Thursday. "Absolutely Anything" will not be a Python film as such, but key members of the gang -- John Cleese, Michael Palin and Terry Gilliam -- are involved, said Jones, who will direct the movie. US comic Robin Williams will also lend his voice to the film, which will combine animation and live action, while producers are attempting to sign up the other surviving Python member, Eric Idle, for the project.
  • True Crime-Cowardice at Sea; Rev-The Revolution-The "Experts" Lecture Us-The Stupid

    01/27/2012 8:10:55 AM PST · by Fishtalk · 2 replies
    Pat Fish's Blog ^ | 1/27/12 | Pat Fish
    The Crime of Cowardice at Sea, a Couple of Delaware True Crimes Ongoing, MORE The Revolution-The Intelligent Make Over Us, The Stupid
  • Why Do We Like These Clips? Maybe Because Most Of Us Regard Criminals As Slimeballs…

    01/26/2012 11:18:07 AM PST · by sussex · 4 replies
    The Aged ^ | 26/01/12 | The Aged P
    This suspicion that we have exorcised the fear of the law from the criminal mind with soft policing and a “caring” judiciary is often reinforced by the actions of the law when an ordinary citizen seeks to defend his or her property or physical safety when confronted by lawbreakers – hence the frisson of delight most of us have in movie scenes where the tables are turned on some criminal who expects his victim to be terrified into meek obedience when faced with the threat of violence by knife….
  • Glen Beck going ROGUE: Conservative? Independent? No I don't think so, Beck's bought and paid for!

    01/23/2012 11:46:52 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    Nolan Chart ^ | January 23, 2012 | Mark Vogl
    Governor Mitt Romney, moderate from Massachusetts, father of Romney Care, wealthy, Mormon, and blue blood took a pretty good stomping in South Carolina. Why? Well, one reason appears to be he would not reveal his tax returns. By his own admission Mr. Wealth admitted that he was paying about 15% as his federal income tax rates! What's that mean? It means he is so wealthy he lives off his long term investments. Now this is the politician who creates a state health care program in Massachusetts, and wants the tax payers of the state to pay for it. Romney's plan...
  • President Blames Media for Bad Image

    01/22/2012 2:01:41 PM PST · by John Semmens · 30 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 21 Jan 2012 | John Semmens
    President Obama laid the blame for impressions that he is “cold and aloof” at the feat of what he called “a largely hostile media.” “It’s lonely at the top,” Obama complained. “The average person has plenty of equally situated people who share similar day-to-day experiences. But who shares what I go through on a daily basis? I’m one-of-a-kind. No one is my equal. I can’t hang out with anyone without having to reach down to a lower social strata.” “Instead of praising my magnificence, though, the media foments criticism and complaints,” Obama continued. “A person reading a newspaper or watching...
  • Marianne Doubtful

    01/21/2012 12:43:07 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 20, 2012 | Elise Cooper
    Newt Gingrich's personal life has become an issue. What a surprise! I was waiting to see how long it would take. Personally, I would rather have the candidates and media focus on what is needed to make America great again, instead of this sideshow. Marianne Gingrich, the former Speaker's second wife, has made allegations in an ABC interview about her relationship with her former husband, which has turned into a "he said, she said." She has accused him of requesting an open marriage and asking for a divorce shortly after she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. During the South Carolina...
  • The Best and Worst of Newt

    01/20/2012 6:02:49 PM PST · by Sick of Lefties · 14 replies
    Noman Says ^ | 1/17/12 | Noman
    Newt Gingrich had a good night in Fox News's South Carolina debate. All of the candidates besides Ron Paul did in Noman's estimation. Newt was especially strong when deflecting Juan Williams's race baiting (on Martin Luther King day), and generally by laying out intelligent ideas in compelling language. His only faux pas was going after Mitt Romney's super-pac for running misleading ads, when his own has been less than circumspect. It's hard not to like Newt when he's demonstrating how smart he is, and exposing how smart Lefty reporters aren't. But, it's hard to like him when he gets strategic,...
  • And Then There Were Four

    01/20/2012 12:02:02 PM PST · by Sick of Lefties · 3 replies
    Noman Says ^ | 1/19/12 | Noman
    The second South Carolina Republican presidential debate started off with a bang, or was it a thump? Newt Gingrich demonstrated why he is dangerous enough to the media's agenda setters for ABC and the rest of the establishment to take him out by flattening--and Noman means crepe thin--their mouthpiece, CNN moderator John King, over his opening question about Marianne Gingrich. Both Gingrich and King handled it well--especially King, who had just had his posterior kicked up to his anterior--as did the other candidates, who were invited to opine. They more-or-less rallied around Gingrich, and agreed to talk about issues that...
  • Gingrich's Explosive Remarks "Could Win Him South Carolina"

    01/20/2012 1:23:14 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    Neon Tommy - Annenberg Digital News ^ | January 19, 2012 | Paige Brettingen
    The Southern Republican Presidential Debate Recap: Thirty-six hours before polls open in South Carolina, the four remaining GOP candidates were fired up- starting with Newt Gingrich. Gingrich began the night slamming the network broadcasting the debate, saying CNN "should be ashamed" for asking him about his open marriage. He called the open marriage accusation by his ex-wife "despicable." His explosive response got him a standing ovation and CNN's recap said he could win South Carolina for his answer. To spark the tax-return issue, Gingrich had released his an hour before the debate. When the inevitable got tossed to Romney, he...
  • the Age of Kardashian

    01/18/2012 9:53:08 AM PST · by Sick of Lefties · 26 replies
    Noman Says ^ | 1/13/12 | Noman
    The ubiquitous Kim Kardishian is in the news for apparently no longer being newsworthy. [quote] Everything the reality family touches turns absolutely toxic — with party promoters, magazine editors and television execs all scrambling to blacklist them, insiders told The Post. Ratings for the family’s reality show have plummeted, sales of magazines with Kim Kardashian’s mug go unsold, and her products are unmarketable, insiders say. [end quote] The writer opines that her fall from grace stems from her publicity-stunt marriage to New Jersey Net's forward Kris Humphries, which afforded those who consume celebrity objects only 72 days of vicarious thrills....
  • Whitey Bulger Wants Sitdown With Mark Wahlberg

    01/16/2012 5:42:10 AM PST · by AtlasStalled · 4 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 01/15/12 | Friends of Ours
    Irish mobster Whitey Bulger has reached out to Hollywood actor Mark Wahlberg as reported by Shelley Murphy for The Boston Globe: Wahlberg, a Dorchester native, startled listeners during an interview Friday on The Hill-Man Morning Show on WAAF radio when he revealed that he'd been asked to a jailhouse meeting with Bulger. "He wants me to come down and visit," Wahlberg said on the show. "Maybe he'll give me the exclusive rights to tell his story. 'Cause he knows, you know, we can do it better than anybody else." Bulger was on the lam for sixteen years after being tipped...
  • 10 Best Survival Movie Lessons

    01/15/2012 9:29:12 PM PST · by Kartographer · 87 replies · 1+ views
    Here is a look at the 10 best survival lessons from the big screen. From time to time the motion picture industry produces movies and TV shows which convey a good representation of “worst case scenarios” that mankind could face in a post-apocalyptic world.
  • Final Score: SF 36 - NO 32

    01/15/2012 3:17:29 PM PST · by Sick of Lefties · 10 replies
    Noman Says ^ | 1/14/12 | Noman
    Noman got the score wrong, but not the result! The San Francisco 49ers scored a touchdown in the final seconds to defeat the New Orleans Saints in a thriller. Vernon Davis, shown above crying in his coach's arms after making the game winning catch with :09 seconds remaining, was magnificent. He came to play. His final line: 7 catches for 180 yards--a single game, post-season record for tight ends--and 2 touchdowns. And, that doesn't capture how well he performed, especially in the clutch with the game on the line. Davis's catch and tears of joy reminded 49er fans everywhere of...
  • Obama re-election team has celebrity endorsement wish list

    01/14/2012 8:35:19 AM PST · by Justaham · 36 replies · 1+ views ^ | 1-14-12 | Taylor Bigler
    President Barack Obama’s December wish list didn’t include what he hoped to get from Santa Claus. Instead, he listed big names whose endorsement he hopes to secure before Election Day in November. The star-studded list, dated December 5 and published on Wednesday by The Tennessean, contains past and current “surrogates” who Obama hopes will support him this year. In all, the list of Hollywood heavyweights, professional athletes and Washington power players is seven pages and 194 names long. It includes entertainers like Jay-Z, the Counting Crows, Tina Fey, Tom Hanks, Lea Michelle, Robert Cray, the Jonas Brothers and Oprah Winfrey...
  • Ron Paul's bizarre appearance on "The Morton Downey Jr. Show" (July 4, 1988)

    01/13/2012 10:35:15 AM PST · by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard · 33 replies
    YouTube ^ | July 4, 1988 | Me
    Libertarian presidential candidate Ron Paul ranting, raving and screaming for drug legalization 24 years ago on "The Morton Downey Jr. Show". With special guest appearance by Charles Rangel, as The Voice of Reason. Lunacy on parade (on all sides in this freak show of a debate). Ron Paul on Morton Downey Jr. - 1988
  • Angelina Jolie’s ‘Blood and Honey’ directorial debut a ‘flop’

    01/12/2012 10:43:29 AM PST · by Ravnagora · 17 replies
    1389 Blog - Counterjihad! ^ | January 12, 2012 | Peter Brock
    The critics and movie-goers “doth protest too much.” Make that a silent protest because apparently they have better things to do than say much of anything about Angelina Jolie’s inaugural attempt at writing/directing “In the Land of Blood and Honey.” The first month’s box office take will likely not even amount to a .01-percent trickle of the $13 million blown on this celluloid cliché that promoters had tried to hype as a Romeo and Juliet tragedy set against the recent Bosnian war. By late January, the three-week mini-run that soaked $90,000 in ticket sales from gullible movie-goers is sputtering. Only...
  • Under the Hammer (Milt as BJ Clinton, Newt wins straw poll, BHO recess appointments)

    01/12/2012 12:30:02 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    The Greensboro Rhino Times ^ | January 12, 2012 | John Hammer
    Maybe I just wasn't reading the correct articles, but most of the reports I have read on the recess appointments made by President Barack Hussein Obama have left out some key facts. The main one is that the Senate is not in recess. There is no question about that. The technique of pro forma sessions was first implemented by Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to prevent President George Walker Bush from making recess appointments. These current pro forma sessions are certainly not Reid's idea, since he is a supporter of the president. But in order for a house of...
  • Iron Lady, Feeble Film

    01/11/2012 7:23:51 PM PST · by stolinsky · 18 replies ^ | 01-12-12 | stolinsky
      Iron Lady, Feeble Film David C. Stolinsky Jan. 12, 2012 The current film “The Iron Lady” purports to give an account of the life and career of Margaret Thatcher, former prime minister of the United Kingdom. In this the film fails. It does provide a superb vehicle for Meryl Streep to display her well-known acting talent. But instead of an overview of Lady Thatcher’s career and accomplishments, it portrays a version so slanted that one might suspect it was written and produced by leftists who were no admirers of Thatcher. Oh wait, it was. We are shocked...