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  • Two BILLION people watch Usain Bolt's win... but none of them in America

    08/06/2012 5:03:02 AM PDT · by C19fan · 52 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 6, 2012 | Staff
    An estimated two billion people around the world saw Jamaica's Usain Bolt thrash his rivals to win gold in the men's 100m final - but none of them were in the U.S., as NBC declined to broadcast the historic moment live. Bolt sailed through the semi-finals before successfully defending his Olympic title - against a field that included three Americans - at 4.50pm EDT. But, not for the first time this Games, NBC took the controversial decision to hold off broadcasting the hugely popular event until prime time, leaving millions of track and field fans outraged.
  • Aykroyd: 'Ghostbusters 3' Won't Include Murray, Will Setup 'New Generation'

    08/05/2012 5:39:27 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 53 replies
    TV Shark ^ | August 3, 2012 | unattributed
    Dan Aykroyd has finally given up hope that Bill Murray will be part of 'Ghostbusters 3'. "I can tell you he won't be involved," Aykroyd tells MetroUK. "It's sad but we're passing it on to a new generation." "Ghostbusters 3 can be a successful movie without Bill. My preference would be to have him involved but at this point he doesn't seem to be coming and we have to move on. It's time to make the third one." "Now we've got the studio on side. We've tried a few concepts which weren't right but now we've got a good structure...
  • Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (08/05/12)

    08/05/2012 11:09:53 AM PDT · by KevinDavis · 12 replies
    08/05/12 | Kevin Davis
    Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (08/05/12) Sunday: 9/8 -- Falling Skies -- TNT Monday: 9/8 -- Warehouse 13 -- SyFy 10/9 -- Alphas -- SyFy Wednesday: 10/9 -- Futurama -- Comedy Central
  • “Holiday Inn” (Movie Review-8/5/42)

    08/05/2012 5:27:57 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 14 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 8/5/42 | T.S.
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  • Drew Barrymore “Essential” Drinking Game!

    08/04/2012 7:46:39 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 7 replies
    Do you enjoy watching TCM’s “The Essentials”? Are you often perplexed by some of the observations which come out of Drew’s mouth? Do you like tacos? Well, then you’re going to love this edition of Drinking Games: “Drew-ssentials” Edition. As always: “Drinking” doesn’t mean you have to use alcohol. Seriously. Water, lemonade, Diet Coke, fruit juice are perfectly acceptable substitutes. Sweet tea, however, is grounds for dismissal. You have been warned. Take a Drink every time: 1-Drew mentions watching that week’s movie ‘as a child’; 2-You think that perhaps the movie was not 100% appropriate for a child, and thus,...
  • Tribute to film composer David Raksin - live stream online today

    08/04/2012 12:27:54 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 2 replies
    KUSC - FM 91.5 - Los Angeles | August 4, 2012
    Today 4-6 PM Pacific / 5-7 PM Mountain / 6-8 PM Central / 7-9 PM Eastern A Song After Sundown: a 100th Birthday Tribute to David Raksin Hosted and produced by Jon BurlingameSaturday, August 4th, 4-6 p.m. He wrote one of the best-loved and most familiar themes in Hollywood history, the haunting Laura, for the Otto Preminger film starring Gene Tierney. Over a 70-year career he penned scores for movies, themes for television, songs for the theater and works for the concert hall... MoreListen to live stream here
  • NBC forced to apologise after ill-timed ad features a monkey doing gymnastics..(trunc)

    08/04/2012 11:59:04 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 51 replies
    NBC has become the centre of a race storm after airing an ad featuring a monkey performing gymnastics, right after showing the performance of Gabby Douglas, the first African-American to win Olympic gold. The network has since apologised for the advert's poor timing, explaining: 'No offense was intended.' The controversy ignited as sportscaster
  • Christopher Eccleston ["Doctor Who"] Is THOR 2 Villain, Malekith The Accursed

    08/04/2012 3:33:07 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 4 replies
    twitchfilm.com ^ | 08/02/12 | Todd Brown
    The role was initially supposed to go to Mads Mikkelsen, but with the Danish star unavailable thanks to his leading role on TV's Hannibal, word is now out that Christopher Eccleston has been tapped to take on the part of Malekith The Accursed in the upcoming Thor 2. The leader of the Dark Elves of Svartalfheim, Malekith is one of Thor's major opponents in the comic books and it would appear the part is in good hands with Eccleston. Though most known recently for his stint as Doctor Who, Eccelston has a long, long list of stellar performances in intense...
  • Charisma Carpenter, who survived horrific attack, will host ‘I Survived Evil’ (-snip)

    08/03/2012 5:37:37 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 12 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | August 3, 2012 | BY JOANNA FANTOZZI
    After 1991 attack by gunman, network felt actress Charisma Carpenter was perfect host for new series on miraculous stories of survival. Actress Charisma Carpenter was just 22 years old in 1991, when she escaped a brutal attack by a serial rapist that left two of her friends shot and seriously wounded. Now 20 years later, the "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Angel" actress is tapping into that horrific experience as host of Investigation Discovery's newly announced show, "I Survived Evil."
  • Clint Eastwood endorsing Romney's presidential bid

    08/03/2012 4:55:21 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 34 replies
    Clint Eastwood just made Mitt Romney's day. The Oscar-winning director and longtime movie star says he's endorsing the Republican presidential candidate.
  • The 10 worst movie remakes of all time (Who ordered the Total Rehash?)

    08/03/2012 12:29:50 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 135 replies
    The Orange County Register ^ | August 2, 2012 | Barry Koltnow
    With the opening Friday of "Total Recall," thoughts immediately turn to the subject of movie remakes... Remakes are nothing new in Hollywood, although movie studios prefer to call them "reboots" or "re-imaginations." For some reason, the word "remake" has a negative connotation among moviegoers. Perhaps it's because it seems like a lazy and unimaginative way to make movies...
  • Olympic fans unhappy with NBC find a way to access BBC

    08/03/2012 10:02:08 AM PDT · by iowamark · 13 replies
    LA Times ^ | August 01, 2012 | Laura Hautala
    <p>There's an online alternative that's commercial free, more international in scope and does not feature Ryan Seacrest.</p> <p>It's at the BBC website, where the British broadcaster streams the Games live and offers clips in high-quality video just a tantalizing click away.</p>
  • On TCM Sunday Afternoon: Ronald Reagan in "Kings Row"

    08/03/2012 6:39:22 AM PDT · by opineapple
    Sunday at 2:30 PM (ET), August 5, 2012 Starring Ronald Reagan, Ann Sheridan, Robert Cummings Small town scandals inspire an idealistic young man to take up psychiatry. Drama/1942 Kings Row On TCM
  • Out of his depth? 'Clueless' Ryan Seacrest under fire over 'bland' NBC interviews..

    08/03/2012 5:05:21 AM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 2, 2012 | Staff
    NBC's coverage of the London Olympics may have drawn record ratings, but it has been met with an often derisive reception from many parts of the internet. While most of the criticism has focussed on the controversial tape delay, several commentators have now turned on host Ryan Seacrest, who anchors much of the coverage. Many have attacked Mr Seacrest's background in showbiz rather than sport, with one journalist describing him as 'a personality marked mostly by lack of personality'. However, the star hit back at the criticism, saying: 'You can't please everyone.'
  • TCM features Johnny Weissmuller on August 3 (Video)

    08/02/2012 7:29:08 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 11 replies
    Turner Classic Movies continues its 2012 Summer Under the Stars programming by dedicating Friday, August 3, to Olympic athlete and “Tarzan” star Johnny Weissmuller. A gold medalist swimmer, Weissmuller was an obvious choice for the iconic jungle lord and played the character in a dozen films, becoming for many fans the definitive embodiment of Edgar Rice Burrough’s legendary hero. The full day of Tarzan films begins at 6 a.m. Eastern with “Tarzan and the Mermaids” (1948).
  • The Jeff Probst Show (daytime talk show on NBC)

    08/02/2012 12:37:44 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 3 replies
    YouTube ^ | June 7, 2012 | jeffprobstTV
    Provocative conversation. Compelling real-life drama. Unexpected adventures. Celebrity revelations. Audience participation. And the opportunity to say YES to life! The Jeff Probst Show premieres September 10, 2012. To learn more visit http://www.jeffprobst.com/.
  • Dramatic new Doctor Who trailer hits web (series 7)

    08/02/2012 10:21:43 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 17 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 2nd August 2012 | Ben Skipper
    'The Daleks are back in a dramatic new trailer for the upcoming seventh series of ‘Doctor Who', and can be viewed over on the BBC. A new promotional image has been released too, starring a battle-worn Doctor (Matt Smith) holding assistant Amy Pond (Karen Gillan) in his arms. It's an image more akin to a Hollywood blockbuster than the British sci-fi series. 'Opening episode ‘Asylum Of The Daleks’ promises more of the classic sci-fi villains than we’ve ever seen before and the return of some fan favourites like Special Weapons Dalek, who can be seen in the middle on the...
  • Shocked NBC viewers watch as Olympic water polo player's breast is exposed underwater (trunc)

    08/02/2012 4:23:56 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 76 replies
    It may have arguably been the first time in this summer's Olympics a tape delay would have been useful. On Wednesday NBC's underwater camera captured a women’s water polo player briefly exposing another player's breast to shocked reaction from viewers watching live at home. 'You see a lot of suit grabbing going on underwater,' an NBC sports broadcaster said after the control room cut to the live underwater swimsuit fight between Spain and the U.S
  • 'Sight and Sound' announce their new list of the greatest films ever made

    08/01/2012 11:29:18 AM PDT · by Borges · 49 replies
    Criterion Cast ^ | 8/1/12 | JOSHUA BRUNSTING
    So, it’s finally here. Every decade, the team of critics and filmmakers selected by Sight And Sound come up with their new list of the ten greatest films of all time, and today that list has been announced. Rumors leading up to the announcement had pegged Hitchcock’s Vertigo as the newly minted “greatest film of all time” over the long-standing champion Citizen Kane, and shockingly, that has come true. Kane falls to number two, followed by Ozu’s masterpiece Tokyo Story, and followed by Renoir’s The Rules Of The Game and Murnau’s silent stunner Sunrise rounding out the top five of...
  • ‘The Matrix’ director transgender: Larry Wachowski now Lana

    07/31/2012 10:23:07 PM PDT · by SmithL · 47 replies
    Director Larry Wachowski has publicly revealed that she is transgender and now goes by the name Lana in a new promo for her upcoming Tom Hanks film “Cloud Atlas.” The 47-year-old moviemaker has undergone a sex change operation and now goes by the name Lana. With her hair in pink dreadlocks, Wachowski introduced herself for the first time as a woman in a behind-the-scenes trailer for the new drama, saying, “Hi, I’m Lana.”