Plenty of words in today's Beacon Journal and on Ohio.com. Among them, a look at the century-old practice of movie sequels, and a reviews of two of those sequels, "The Hangover Part III" and "Fast & Furious 6." In some respects, "Hangover" is the more prestigious project. But "Furious" for all its ludicrousness is much more enjoyable.
Also, today's mailbag,which includes questions about "Dexter," "The Lone Ranger" and more.To read more or comment...
The bio-pic loving network (it has a June Carter Cash movie premiering May 27) will air the Smtih movie on June 29 For the sake of context, I have followed the press release with a couple of things I wrote about Smith, including a piece when she died in 2007. The official word:
The Lifetime Original Movie Anna Nicole tells the rags-to-riches story of the iconic supermodel who captured the world’s attention with her beauty and unconventional lifestyle. Exploring the sordid details that created her infamous persona, from stardom to untimely death, the world premiere will be on Saturday, June 29, at 8:00pm ET/PT.To read more or comment...
The official word: As part of its recently announced agreement with AMC Networks, Anchor Bay Entertainment is set to release the complete first season DVD of the most compelling new series on TV, Sundance Channel’s “RECTIFY,” on June 18th. The two-disc set contains all 6 hour-long episodes of the Sundance Channel’s critically-acclaimed series that created buzz among critics and broke new ground in style and substance when it premiered in April. The DVD campaign builds on this excitement with an accelerated release that is only weeks after the season finale that aired May 20th. The release also features bonus materials which explore the creation of this unique character study of a man recently released from prison and now trying to put his life back together in his old hometown. The DVD set will have an SRP of $29.98.
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Back in April, Discovery said its new series plans included "CUTTER OIL (WT) - A small family run oil company competes against the big corporations in a race for black gold in the heart of Ohio. It's a fiercely competitive dirty business. When rigs break and land is swiped from underneath them, hundreds of thousands of dollars can be lost in an instant. The Cutter's will be running on blood, sweat, tears and pure instinct in an all-out struggle to keep the business and this family together."
Now the series has a new title, "Blood and Oil," and a premiere date, June 18, with this longer official word:To read more or comment...
With Wilma Smith winding up her local broadcast career on Wednesday, I thought it would be fun to look at clips of her work over the years. YouTube has thousands of pieces, but here's a sample.
Smith (and other WEW personalities) looking back at their early years. (The first minute and a half involve Wilma, the rest Nev Chandler, Ted Henry and Don Webster.) You can also check out a Bill Sheil interview with Smtih about her youth here.To read more or comment...
- 2013 (385)
- 2012 (637)
- 2011 (597)
- 2010 (817)
- 2009 (725)
- 2008 (758)
- 2007 (603)
- 2006 (596)
- 2005 (262)