Saturday, August 28, 2010

57 Channels and Only This Is On vol. CXLV

Quote of the Week: I wanted to post Will’s quote about fear from Rubicon, but AMC doesn’t stream the show and when I tried checking On Demand, my cable box went all wonky (and that is if it even they yet because the latest Leverage episode hadn’t shown up). I hate when technology isn’t easy.

Song of the Week: The Ghost Inside – Broken Bells (Covert Affairs)

Big News of the Week: August Sucks: I have had a long standing theory that February is the worst month of the year: it is bitterly cold, the nights are at their longest, there are no interesting sports events unless the occasional Olympics. But I am beginning to reevaluate that. The NFL season has pushed the Super Bowl into the month and August is just becoming more unbearable each year. It is excruciatingly hot, allergy season makes me walk around half the month in a fog, and unless the NFL pushes games before Labor Day (which it should do instead of pushing the Super Bowl to March), there is nothing interesting to do with sports except the occasional Olympics. August is so blah there isn’t even one holiday to celebrate. February even has three. September cannot come soon enough; Labor Day, NFL Kickoff, the new television season, the first frost (hopefully), and the relief of fall.

Rescue Me: Finally things are picking up. It is pretty clear someone was going to die soon with the leading candidates being Lou and Damien (Tommy will at least make it to the series finale). It should make for an interesting season finale to see if either of them makes it out of the fire. You can stream recent episodes on Hulu. You can also download Rescue Me on iTunes.

Free Download of the Week: I Don't Wanna Dance – Hey Monday (iTunes)

Video of the Week: The trailer for the latest AMC show The Walking Dead hit the internets this week. With all the zombies I am going to assume it won’t be as pretentious as all the other shows on the channel. On the flip side it doesn’t look as cool as Zombieland (which came in at 7 on my list of the Greatest Movies of the 00’s).

The Walking Dead

Next Week Pick of the Week: Rescue Me, Tuesday at 10:00 on FX: It has been bit of a low key season up to this point. But with two men down at the end of the last episode, it should make for an explosive season finale. Look for a full recap of the season and a preview of the finale before the episode.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Around the Tubes vol. LXIV

I have gotten a plethora of cool press releases have been flooding my inbox recently that you may find interesting. This post will include blurbs on Community, Don't Forget the Lyrics, Shaquille O’Neal All Star Comedy Jam, Falcon Quest, Lost, PBS, Slash, Pandora and 1001 reasons not to vote for Harry Reid.

- The year of Betty White is still going strong as she will be appearing in the season premiere of Community.

- Don’t Forget the Lyrics will be returning to television for a new season to MyNetworkTV every Tuesday starting October 5 with host Mark McGrath of Sugar Ray. For those that cannot get enough of the show, it is also going into five days a week syndication starting September 20. Check your local listings.

- The latest Shaquille O’Neal All Star Comedy Jam is this weekend on Showtime. Tune in Saturday at 100:00 to see Paul, Corey Holcomb, George, and Michael Blackson with host Mo’Nique as they rip into everything from Tiger Woods & President Barack Obama.

- If you are a fan of eighties soap operas, get ready for the release of the second season of Falcon Crest this Tuesday exclusively at

- With the new television season right around the corner, the Daily Beast as compiled a list of the most groundbreaking and envelope breaking sex scenes ever in the history of the small screen complete with video. In last season news, the site also breaks down the twelve minute Lost epilogue.

- A new PBS website launched earlier this week, head over to where you can view four “virtual exhibitions” including Ruin and Recovery which follows New Orleans artist Thomas Mann and his series of sculptures that commemorate the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.

- Famed guitarist Slash is getting his own radio station over at A.P.E. Radio starting next Thursday. Naturally expect some heavy guitar for Slash FM.

- In other internet radio news, Pandora fans there is a new genre station-creation feature. More than 100 other micro-genre stations have also been created for listeners. Head over to to check them out.

- Do you live in Nevada and hate your current senator Harry Reid? Then you will definitely want to check out for 1001 reasons to vote against him come November. Remember the good old day when we voted for politicians, not just against them. Yeah, neither do I.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Breaking Down the 100 Greatest Movies of the 00’s

I have never claimed to be some sort of film connoisseur as I only cared enough to make it inside a movie theater twice last decade, but when the holy grail of movie awards handed out a Best Picture award to crap like Crash, who can really trust? But anyway. Here is how my list of The 100 Greatest Movies of the 00’s broke down by the numbers.

Movies by Year
2000 – 8
2001 – 8
2002 – 8
2003 – 4
2004 – 12
2005 – 8
2006 – 11
2007 – 14
2008 – 14
2009 – 13

Movies by Genre
Comedy – 31
Drama – 24
Action – 18
Romantic Comedy – 7
War – 5
Animation – 3
Documentary – 3
Horror – 3
Sports – 3
Suspense - 3

Foreign Language Films - 4 (5 if you count Inglorious Bastards which was German heavy)

Actors Who Appeared in Multiple Movies
Jason Bateman – 6
Justin Long – 6
Seth Rogan - 6
Bill Hader – 5
Jay Baruchel – 5
Natalie Portman – 5
Samuel L. Jackson - 5
Adam Sandler – 4
Ben Stiller – 4
Christine Taylor - 4
Craig Robinson - 4
Danny McBride – 4
Jack Black - 4
Jonah Hill - 4
Keira Knightly – 4
Kristen Bell - 4
Mandy Moore – 4
Orlando Bloom – 4
Vince Vaughn – 4

Directors with Multiple Films
Clint Eastwood – 3
Ridley Scott - 3
Ben Stiller – 2
Cameron Crowe – 2
Edgar Wright – 2
Guillermo del Toro – 2
Jason Reitman – 2
Judd Apatow – 2
Kevin Smith – 2
Martin Scorsese – 2
Paul Thomas Anderson – 2
Peter Berg – 2
Quentin Tarantino – 2
Robert Rodriguez – 2
Sam Raimi – 2
Steven Spielberg – 2
Zach Snyder - 2

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

The 100 Greatest Movies of the 00's

1. The Dark Knight

2. Memento

3. The Lord of the Rings

4. Tropic Thunder

5. Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story

6. Forgetting Sarah Marshall

7. Zombieland

8. Spider-Man

9. Black Hawk Down

10. High Fidelity

11. The Departed

12. (500) Days of Summer

13. Wedding Crashers

14. Inside Man

15. Love Actually

16. Atonement

17. Shaun of the Dead

18. Hellboy

19. Funny People

20. 300

21. Pan's Labyrinth

22. Inglourious Basterds

23. There Will Be Blood

24. American Gangster

25. Gran Torino

26. Sin City

27. District 9

28. Flags of Our Fathers

29. Elizabethtown

30. Gladiator

31. Superbad

32. Drag Me to Hell

33. Almost Famous

34. Watchmen

35. Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl

36. Traffic

37. Star Wars Episode III: The Revenge of the Sith

38. Bend it Like Beckham

39. Knocked Up

40. Gangs of New York

41. School of Rock

42. Hancock

43. Up in the Air

44. Wall-E

45. Slumdog Millionaire

46. Letters from Iwo Jima

47. O Brother, Where Art Thou?

48. Waitress

49. Pineapple Express

50. Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist

51. Grindhouse

52. 2012

53. Garden State

54. Catch Me if You Can

55. Dead Snow

56. American Dreamz

57. Murderball

58. The Incredibles

59. Iron Man

60. Legally Blonde

61. I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry

62. Pootie Tang

63. Supersize Me

64. Snakes on a Plane

65. Fahrenheit 9/11

66. Zoolander

67. Up

68. V for Vendetta

69. Mean Girls

70. Idiocracy

71. Closer

72. Eastern Promises

73. Hot Fuzz

74. Saved!

75. Brick

76. Juno

77. Zach and Miri Make a Porno

78. Munich

79. Sunshine Cleaning

80. Bring it On

81. Half Nelson

82. Maria Full of Grace

83. Team America: World Police

84. Blue Crush

85. Fanboys

86. Couples Retreat

87. American Pie 2

88. Orange County

89. The Rundown

90. A Walk to Remember

91. Lars and the Real Girl

92. Serenity

93. Punch Drunk Love

94. The Hurt Locker

95. Dedication

96. Remember the Titans

97. Little Nicky

98. Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back

99. Avatar

100. Red Eye