Archive for January, 2012

Looking For A Hit? NBC Just Might Have One In “Smash”!

It’s no secret, if you’ve been paying any attention to this space at all over the past few months, that there are two new mid-season TV series that I’m very excited about, both surprisingly  from the embattled NBC.
The first is Awake, starring bonafide movie star Jason Issacs (Lucius Malfoy in the Harry Potter films) [...]

This Just In! Bits and Pieces of TV Fluff and Nonsense, and Some News in General!

Ah, January! Blow winds, and crack our cheeks! Stay inside and put up a fire and while away the cold (what am I saying? Here in Florida the high these days hits 70-72 degrees! It’s gorgeous!) with a book or your favorite TV show and wait for spring…
In other words, time to do some following [...]

Here Are The Oscar Noms, But Do We Care?

Here is the complete list of the 84th Annual Academy Award nominations announced Tuesday (1/24/2012), as complied by Variety:
1. Best Picture: “The Artist,” “The Descendants,” “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close,” “The Help,” “Hugo,” “Midnight in Paris,” “Moneyball,” “The Tree of Life,” “War Horse.”
2. Actor: Demian Bichir, “A Better Life”; George Clooney, “The Descendants”; Jean Dujardin, “The [...]

“John Carter”: Warlord Of The Disney Boardroom

Online Hollywood trade site The Wrap has a solid take on the challenges Disney faces with this March’s release of John Carter, aka John Carter: Warlord Of Mars, especially since Disney just jettisoned their President of Marketing, MT Carney.
What’s my take on all this? In all candor, I fear that Mars no more needs John Carter [...]

popGeezer’s Pop Culture Top 10 of 2011 (Spoliers Ahead)

The turning of the year has come upon us. And, by golly, it brought us an actual blog entry from your all-t0o-absent popGeezer. Rather than a year-end ranking of TV and movies, or some such blather, let’s take a broader view. Here, for the second year in a row, are our choices for the Top Ten most [...]