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Sunday, September 30, 2007

What am I watching?

Hey, Michael Clayton I'm lost. I've watched the trailer for the new movie "Michael Clayton" a few times. I still don't know what it's about. I know I'll see it because I like George Clooney and he generally picks good movies. BUt I can't follow what's going on. The guy from "The Full Monty" who more recently dressed up like a woman on HBO, is crazy. The hot British chick is tell George that he can't do something. Then the guy from Tootsie tells George "they" are already doing it. I don't know what it is - but it is happening. Oh and the big time lawyer is running through the woods in a suit. Confused. I was hoping the title would help me figure it out. Nope, just a name of a character that I don't know what it means.

Friday, September 28, 2007

Reaper Review and Bionic revelation

It's 3 AM and I can't sleep. I cleaned out my dvr (which I hate. I want TIVO back) and here's what I watched...

I've watched reaper which was funny for a minute. The premise and the joke about the ham made me laugh.

BUT: why not tell the girl that you are a soul collector? Is it better to let her know that you are a liar? It's always the woman the guy lusts for or the wife he has to hide this stuff from. "I'm so glad you hid that you catch souls for the Devil. There was no reason to hide it, but that's what I love. other major life changing events are happening that you aren't telling me? Wait...It's better if I just don't know."

He tells his idiot best friend and random dude in a pony tail, but not the woman who's smart and going to college. No reason you'd want a smart person with access to a college on your team.

Grey's Anatomy - always good, but isn't it illegal for a regular doctor to operate on an animal? Or is that just on nip/tuck when that curl haired guy did plastic surgery to a poodle?
It's good to see that everyone there is still totally self centered. "You think you have problems? Instead of talking to you about them I will tell you my whole back story and history."

Plus- was the whole Bambi thing a shout out to the show "Scrubs?" the sitcom makes no bones about feeling ripped off by a show about hospital interns. The only difference is people will watch Grey's. the mean-but-well meaning Dr. Baily, I mean Dr. Cox calls former waiter and now director phenom Zach Brafferstienbergelman's character "Bambi" for the past 5 or 6 years. Last night on Grey's everyone was calling each other Bambi and they even had to save a dear. Was this an on air rebuttal to Scrub's on air attack on Grey's? Or did no one check to see if the dear reference was used before on an intern at a hospital.

Bionic Woman - in the original pilot Jaime Sommers has a deaf younger sister. they replaced the actress and gave her hearing. Why? It was a cool addition to the story.

If you get a chance rent the original "Bedazzled." Much funnier than most things. Including the dreadful remake and the funny Reaper. You can see they borrowed a little from this movie. Which is fine by me. They didn't take much and it's a great movie.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

re-reporting the news:

NBC is considering a new "Knight Rider."
That makes sense. It's part of NBC's mandate: "Normal people with extraordinary powers put on them."

I bet that the new Michael Knight is a regular guy who some how ends up with a talking car and a new life.


If this was two years ago, it would be a reality show. "Finding the Next Knight Rider."

Of course there was the syndicated "team Knight Rider" which made no sense since the announcer on the first show described Michael Knight as loner.
Chuck - regular guy with all the world secrets in his head
Journeyman - a regular guy who just starts floating through time
Bionic Woman - a regular woman who's in a car accident and now has metal parts


NBC taps Liman for 'Knight Rider'
Network readying two-hour backdoor pilot
By JOSEF ADALIAN
NBC is bringing back "Knight Rider," tapping Doug Liman to produce a "Transformers"-inspired reworking of the 1980s hit action-drama series about a man and his indestructible supercar.

Peacock is readying a two-hour backdoor pilot for the project, with tentative plans to air it as a telepic later this season. Liman is open to the idea of directing, assuming his feature sked allows. If the telepic clicks, a new-model "Knight Rider" could be on the air as early as next fall.

Dave Andron ("Raines") is writing the pilot script and will serve as supervising producer alongside exec producers Liman and Dave Bartis ("The O.C.," "Heist") for Universal Media Studios and Dutch Oven Prods.

Success of "Transformers" had a role in inspiring NBC Entertainment chief Ben Silverman's decision to revive "Knight." The thinking is that smallscreen f/x have advanced to the point where it'd be feasible to have a weekly series in which cars shift shapes.

It's also likely the new show will explore the idea of "evil" cars to offset the heroic talking K.I.T.T. car of the original skein, which starred David Hasselhoff. That said, skein is expected to essentially remain focused on the story of a single man fighting for justice with the help of his superadvanced car.

There's also huge potential for advertiser integration. General Motors was all over "Transformers," and it's easy to see NBC striking a rich deal with a single automaker to serve as the exclusive auto brand for the new "Knight." It's understood preliminary talks have already begun.

Peacock is also veering from current conventional wisdom by moving forward with a telepic/backdoor pilot for "Knight." Nets rarely produce telepics with an eye on turning them into series anymore, in part because the telepic has essentially disappeared from the broadcast network scene.

But NBC execs no doubt feel "Knight Rider" is enough of a pre-sold brand to lure an audience. What's more, the telepic could serve as a good replacement for repeats come spring, perhaps replacing an encore of "Heroes" or "Bionic Woman."

"Knight" originally aired on NBC from 1982 until 1986, with Hasselhoff playing smooth crimefighter Michael Knight. A spinoff skein, "Team Knight Rider," aired in syndication during the 1997-98 season.

Project was put together by CAA and Adam Kolbrenner of Madhouse Entertainment.

Glen Larson created the original "Knight Rider" for Universal Television.

Read the full article at:
http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117972829.htm

Friday, September 21, 2007

John W. Ennis mashes (or combines) The Leave Britney Spears Alone guy with the taser guy.

In defense of FOX. That's right, I said it.

I'm curently listening to Nick Madigan's Minding the Media. He's complaining that FOX censored Sally Field's acceptance speech. Madigan and other like those at the Huffington Post feel that FOX censored Field for her anti-war stance. But the actress said "goddamn" a word FOX had a problem with it being on primetime. They also censored Ray Romano saying Fraiser Crane was screwing his TV wife. He was not making an anti war comment, he just didn't want a fiction guy to have fictional sex with his fictional wife.

It's FOX's job to censor themselves. If Sally Field a TV vet wanted her anti-war statement to go uncensored she should've kept it clean.

This is not a conspiracy on FOX's part. The FCC is still fucking with CBS over nipple gate. So let FOX be too careful.

I'm not saying FOX never does stuff that's political, I'm just saying that isn't one of them.


This guy below is not only wrong but boring...

Wednesday, September 19, 2007


TMZ has a poll...would you rather be with Jimmy Falon or Adam west.

Please vote West:


The only connection is that they have the same birthday. One is 34 and the othe is 79.
They really know how to ask the tough questions. Right now the 34 year old is winning. Please do your country proud and Vote for Batman himself.

TMZ is very tricky. They don't say "sex" but boy can tehy hint it! Whew! I get the vapors just reading it.
Anyway, who wants to have sex with Jimmy Fallon? Trust me he'll just laugh in the middle of it and pull focus.

Saturday, September 15, 2007