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Spooky Halloween

jack o' lanternsIt’s the end of October. The time of year when, theoretically, we dust off our jackets, watch TV while curled under a blanket on the couch, eat soup every night, and plan the outdoor excursions we didn’t want to take at the height of summer. The end of October also brings with it the first of the fall holidays: Halloween. Although Halloween isn’t one of my favorite holidays, I do love certain aspects of it. Candy is highest on that list, but I also adore Halloween themed movies, particularly those appropriate for the whole family. This year alone, three new movies in the spirit of Halloween (Paranorman, Hotel Transylvania and

Backwards & in High Heels

Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers

In 1933, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers first danced their way across the silver screen as supporting characters in Flying Down to Rio. Over the next seven years, Astaire and Rogers would partner in eight more movies, easily dancing their way into moviegoers’ hearts. After The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle in 1939, Astaire and Rogers went their separate ways, each establishing their own solo careers. Rogers quickly won an Academy Award for Best Actress in the movie Kitty Foyle (1940), then continued on to act opposite stars like Cary Grant in

2012 Primetime Emmy Winners

emmy awardLike many TV enthusiasts, last Sunday I watched the 2012 Primetime Emmy Awards.  I have to confess, I wasn’t overly thrilled with the complete list of winners, but all of the nominees were deserving of recognition for their work in television. Even if my some of my favorites didn’t take home the statue, the telecast itself was enjoyable with moments both funny (an intentional speech mix-up in the Lead Actress in a Comedy category, and the faux In Memoriam to Jimmy Kimmel as sung by Josh Groban) and touching (a standing ovation for Michael J. Fox, and Ron Howard’s heartfelt tribute to Andy Griffith).

If you missed the nominations, check out these blog posts to find the complete list in the

Are You Ready for Fall TV?

tvSeptember is a month of beginnings: The beginning of school, the start of football season, the official first day of fall and, most importantly, the season premieres of many fall television shows. With many cable channels taking advantage of network reruns to air TV shows of their own, the summer months are no longer the TV dead zone they were previously. But there is nothing quite like favorite shows airing new episodes just in time to help push viewers through the slog towards Thanksgiving and the winter holidays. This fall, I’m most anxious to see how the huge cliffhangers at the end of The Vampire Diaries and NCIS are resolved. What shows are you most looking forward to watching?

If you’re out of the TV loop, or just want to catch up on previous seasons of curre...

A Thrill A Minute

north by northwestThis past weekend Premium Rush, an action-packed film starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt as a bike messenger in New York City, opened in movie theaters. The movie wasn’t thought provoking and certainly didn’t inspire introspection, but after spending ninety minutes watching chaotic bike chases through the busy streets and back alleys of NYC, I did leave the theater with phantom pains and an elevated heart rate. In 2001, the American Film Institute unveiled a list of the 100 Most Thrilling American Films. The list is a mix of silent and CGI, psychological thriller and high action. I’m not sure I agree with every movie on the list, but it is worth browsing. Did your...

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