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PARTY DOWN Scoop, Videos and Exclusive Interview!

Posted in Interview, Television News with tags , , , on June 30, 2011 by xymarla

Last weekend, I attended The Ultimate Party Down Marathon in Austin, and I’ve been writing it up all week!

I got to interview the cast and creators, which was pretty much the biggest thing I’ve ever done, including being born and getting married. Read it!

You can watch the intro from the marathon and see some great pics here. And here are some great vids, including creator Rob Thomas talking about the very real possibility of a Party Down movie and Adam Scott and Lizzy Caplan discussing their karaoke numbers from the night before!

Dudes, look. IT’S NICK OFFERMAN.

So yeah, it was pretty much the greatest weekend of my life. The ensuing 70 years or so are just one dismal descent into tedium and mediocrity. Cheers!

[photos by Jack Plunkett]

Borders Line: I Seriously Want To Love RINGER

Posted in Television News with tags , , , , on June 2, 2011 by xymarla

Sarah Michelle Gellar is returning to our TV sets, and I’m kind of insanely invested in that fact. Please, oh please, let Ringer be good!

Read about it over at Badass Digest!

Borders Line: Farewell To Michael Scott, The World’s Best Bad Boss

Posted in Television News, Television Review, Top List with tags , , on May 4, 2011 by xymarla

Tonight marks Steve Carrell’s departure from The Office after seven seasons of making us cringe, flinch, wince and laugh as the bumbling Michael Scott. For the Dunder Mifflinites, Michael’s move to Colorado with Holly Flax (Amy Ryan) will surely be bittersweet. As tenderly and tearfully as his employees serenaded him last week, I have to imagine that in reality, the change would be more sweet than bitter. Michael Scott can be well-meaning and loyal, true. He can also be ignorant, small-minded, petty and often cruel. He’s the boss you’d hate to have but love to watch. He has reached moderate heights of surprising competence, and far more often, staggering depths of humiliating ineptitude. In honor of Steve Carrell’s brilliant, hilarious, painful performance, I offer you several of Michael Scott’s most excruciating moments–and a precious few moments of triumph.

Forgot to post this last week–check it out over at Badass Digest!

AMC’s THE KILLING Gives Us A New Laura Palmer

Posted in Television News with tags , , , on March 16, 2011 by xymarla

 AMC has a new murder mystery series premiering April 3rd, and it looks all kinds of badass and sort of Twin Peaksy!

Read all about it over at Badass Digest!

It’s News Day Tuesday!

Posted in Movie News, News Day Tuesday, Television News with tags , , , , , , , , , on March 1, 2011 by xymarla

And it’s a real quickie today, folks, because I am officially on vacation as of tomorrow, but unofficially in vacation mode as of last week.

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The Oscars happened.

Tarantino is making a spaghetti western next! Starring Christoph Waltz, awesomely. Get the details here.

Check out some vids from David R. Ellis’ upcoming 3D shark movie. Let’s be honest here. We’re all going to see this. It won’t be any Sharktopus, however. Continue reading

Borders Line: GRIMM And TOUCH On The Lackluster TV Horizon

Posted in Television News with tags , , , , , , , on February 24, 2011 by xymarla

Two new supernatural dramas lined up for next season make it clear that mainstream genre television isn’t going anywhere, and it isn’t getting any better. One is the newest show by Tim Kring of Heroes infamy. The other is a blatant rip-off of Fables. Read about them in my post over at Badass Digest!

It’s News Day Tuesday!

Posted in Movie News, News Day Tuesday, Television News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 22, 2011 by xymarla

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As you’ve likely heard by now, Adrianne Palicki is David E. Kelley’s new Wonder Woman. Solid casting. Pity she’ll be wasted on such a suck of a show. Linda Carter supports the new show, for whatever that is worth.

Mila Kunis is out for the Hughes Bros.’ live action Akira and in for Sam Raimi’s Oz, The Great and Powerful along with James Franco (replacing Robert Downey, Jr.) in the titular role. Kunis will play the Wicked Witch of the West in her younger, fairer years. Raimi, Franco and Kunis make an appealing team, particularly when paired with the great writer David Lindsay-Abaire. I’m in. (Read my review of Raimi’s Drag Me to Hell here.)

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As desperately hoped for last week, Shane Black is confirmed to direct Iron Man 3. Hells to the yes!

As desperately dreaded last week, DJ Caruso will be directing the Preacher adaptation. This is going to be devastatingly shitty, y’all. Continue reading