Category Archives: Television

Falling Skies Arrives on DVD/Blu-ray on June 5th

Attention men and women of the 2nd Massachusetts Militia Regiment:

Just in time for the TNT premiere of season 2 this summer, Warner Home Video has announced a release date of June 5th for the season 1 DVD and Blu-ray sets of one of my favorite new Sci-fi series of last year, Falling Skies. A fantastic balance of suspense and action with a healthy dollop of heebies and jeebies, Falling Skies was a welcome addition to the summer TV season. It ended the season as cable TV’s #1 new show of 2011 and if this preview is to be believed, season 2 looks to ratchet up the Skitter killing excitement!

Golden Globes, Hour Three: 7pm – 8pm

Thanks for joining me in my Tweet/blog of the Golden Globes and tune in on Thursday as I start in on the 2012 Sundance Film Festival!

7:58 – Ricky Gervais puts a final touch on an uneven night by a last minute mention of the largesse of the evening and how that doesn’t really jibe with the economy. Basically, “I hope you all enjoyed the champagne and gold on the food. I hope it took your mind off the recession.”

7:56 – The Descendants wins the final award of the night. Have I mentioned how much I LOVE this movie? Congrats to Alexander Payne, Fox Searchlight and a fantastic cast and crew.

7:55 – Harrison Ford only has to say 16 words, so if he was drunk, he skated.

7:49 – Clooney wins. Again, my favorite film of the year.

7:48 – Can we PLEASE have an actress who doesn’t look 25 lbs underweight? Sometimes I hate this business.

7:39 – Too bad The Iron Lady is a bad film and Margaret Thatcher was an horrific Prime Minister.

7:37 – Meryl says “shit” and then proceeds to give big props to the amazing year in female performances that 2011 was.  Nice to see David Bowie circa 1983 there (Tilda Swinton).

7:32 – I ADORE Queen Lateefah. All Hail The Queen!

7:24 – Michelle Pfeiffer looks fantastic. War Horse is still fucking boring.

7:20 – Maybe the best acceptance speech, ever. Steve Levitan FTW.

7:19 – Modern Family routinely makes me laugh out loud. Then again, I’m usually 3 or 4 drinks in by the time I watch it.

7:16: What did Ricky just say? UPDATE: I wasn’t watching, but apparently he said: “I couldn’t understand a fucking thing they said.”

7:13 – Angelina looks like a flight attendant on Needs a Sandwich Airways.

7:11 – This show needs an injection of fun.

7:05 – At least I have some time to get some cheese.

6:57 – I’m 11 – 7 in my predicitons. Pretty horrible.

6:56 – I love Sydney but this is where the show grinds to a halt.

Golden Globes, Hour Two: 6pm – 7pm

6:50 – Ok, two-thirds of the way in and Ricky better up his game. He’s been shockingly tame. And MIA.

6:48 – Shockingly, I have no opinion on The Help, since I haven’t seen it, yet. If Disney wants to send me a screener, I’ll watch it. (Hint. Hint.)

6:42 – Can we please issue a moratorium on Bridesmaids/poop jokes?

6:38 – Time for another drink.

6:36 – Claire Danes is maybe the most deserving winner of the night. An absolutely fantastic performance in Homeland. If you haven’t seen this show, watch it, now!

6:33 – A Separation is a magnificent film. So very happy for Asgahar Farhadi and Sony Pictures Classics.

6:31 – Madonna’s can’t really ad lib.

6:25 – I love Jessica Lange and think she’s pretty amazing in American Horror Story but Dame Maggie deserved this one.

6:23 – Felicity Huffman & Willian H. Macy just became the cutest couple EVER.

6:22 – The Woodman Doesn’t Cometh, but wins!

6:15 – The Adventures of Tintin was another obvious win. It’s a HUGE series everywhere in the world. On a personal note, another one I got right. I’m 8 for 12, so far.

6:13 – Two actors who will never win a Golden Globe: Jessica Alba and Channing Tatum!

6:11 – I have a story about me and Peter Dinklage, but I am not going to tell you. Congrats!

6:01 – In 2 seconds, Seth Rogan manages to upstage Ricky Gervais! Presenting with Kate Beckinsale: “Hello, I’m Seth Rogan and I am currently trying to conceal a massive erection.” Beckinsale is completely knocked off her game! He also ad-libs, pointing out that My Week With Marilyn is not exactly a comedy.

5:58 – HOORAY! Idris Elba wins for Luther! Why was Luther the only nominee without a production company listed?

5:58 – Here we go! Hour two of the 69th Golden Globe Awards!