Monday, April 14, 2014

AMC #MadMen Time Zones Season 7 epi 1


AMC's Mad Men final season premiered last night. Jeremiah and I had a great time talking about it on tonight's edition of the Mad Men Podcast. Don't forget to enter to win the Joan Barbie doll. Details on how to enter are in the podcast.



I'm also including this promo for Bracken's World, the show Megan will screen test for.



For all my post on Mad Men

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Jerry Lewis Print Ceremony Pictures #TCMFF

Jerry Lewis Print Ceremony TCL (Grauman's) Chinese Theatre

Jerry Lewis had his hand and feet prints immortilized at TCL (Grauman's) Chinese Theatre today. Once again because of the TCM Classic Film Fest I was there. This was a quick ceremony with Robert Osborne introducing Quentin Tarantino who then introduced Jerry Lewis as his favorite childhood actor. But once Jerry took the stage the hi jinks began.

Robert Osborne at Jerry Lewis Print Ceremony TCL (Grauman's) Chinese Theatre

Quentin Tarantino Jerry Lewis Print Ceremony TCL (Grauman's) Chinese Theatre

Jerry Lewis Print Ceremony TCL (Grauman's) Chinese Theatre
 First Jerry heckled the stage hand who was removing the podium, insisting he bring it back.

Jerry Lewis Print Ceremony TCL (Grauman's) Chinese Theatre
 Then telling him to take it away, then to bring it back, then to move it around the stage. Finally asking the kid how long he'd been in show business.

Jerry Lewis Print Ceremony TCL (Grauman's) Chinese Theatre
 Then it was time for the cement, but Jerry needed to stretch first. The more he hammed it up the more the audience laughed, so this went on for awhile.

Jerry Lewis Print Ceremony TCL (Grauman's) Chinese Theatre

Jerry Lewis Print Ceremony TCL (Grauman's) Chinese Theatre

Jerry Lewis Print Ceremony TCL (Grauman's) Chinese Theatre

Jerry Lewis Print Ceremony TCL (Grauman's) Chinese Theatre

Jerry Lewis Print Ceremony TCL (Grauman's) Chinese Theatre

Robert Osborne and Jerry Lewis at Print Ceremony TCL (Grauman's) Chinese Theatre

Quentin Tarantino and Jerry Lewis at Print Ceremony TCL (Grauman's) Chinese Theatre
 Here Quentin comes up to shake hands with Jerry and it results in their hands getting all tangled. Then Jerry starts chewing on Quentin's hands. In the end they're both laughing and holding hands with fingers interlaced.

Quentin Tarantino and Jerry Lewis at Print Ceremony TCL (Grauman's) Chinese Theatre

Quentin Tarantino and Jerry Lewis at Print Ceremony TCL (Grauman's) Chinese Theatre

 Jerry Lewis with wife and daughter at Print Ceremony TCL (Grauman's) Chinese Theatre
 Jerry was very proud to have his daughter witness the ceremony. He asked her to stand up and take a bow.

 Jerry Lewis Print Ceremony TCL (Grauman's) Chinese Theatre
 After having the press yell at him for about a half hour to look this way and that Jerry asked for his camera and started taking pictures of us. He asked one member of the press to stand and then asked if he felt like a schmuck standing while the rest of us sat.

I think everyone had a really good time, including Jerry! It wasn't as emotional as the ceremonies I have previously attended but it was by far the silliest.

 Jerry Lewis Prints TCL (Grauman's) Chinese Theatre

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Opening Night TCM Classic Film Fest 2014 #TCMFF

TCM 20th Anniversary Promotion Set


Thursday was the first day of the TCM Classic Film Festival and it was spectacular as always. This year was the 5th year of the festival and celebrates the 20th year of TCM. I have been lucky enough to attend every year and am amazed at the ways it's grown and developed into a full fledged fan convention. Not only do we get to see the movies we love, in the theatres they were made to be shown in, but we also get to meet some of the stars, attend lectures and interviews about related topics, and finally meet like minded people who enjoy nothing better than talking old movies!

Here are some pictures of the first day's red carpet screening of Oklahoma and some of the sets and costumes from other films on display. Hope you enjoy them as much as I did.


Marty Ingels at TCM red carpet screening of Oklahoma

Merrie Spaeth (The World Of Henry Orient) at TCM red carpet screening of Oklahoma

Illeana Douglas at TCM red carpet screening of Oklahoma

Shirley Jones at TCM red carpet screening of Oklahoma

Leonard Maltin at TCM red carpet screening of Oklahoma

Producer Walter Mirisch (Some Like It Hot) at TCM red carpet screening of Oklahoma

Wink Martindale at TCM red carpet screening of Oklahoma

Robert Osborne and Diane Baker (The Best Of Everything) at TCM red carpet screening of Oklahoma

Kim Novak (Vertigo) at TCM red carpet screening of Oklahoma

Ben Mankiewicz at TCM red carpet screening of Oklahoma

Maureen O'Hara (How Green Was My Valley) at TCM screening of Oklahoma

Margaret O'Brien (meet Me In St. Louis)  at TCM red carpet screening of Oklahoma

Candy Clark (American Graffiti) at TCM red carpet screening of Oklahoma

Casablanca set pieces in Club TCM

Casablanca letter of transit Club TCM

Wizard of Oz very scary monkey costume Club TCM


                                          For more posts about TCM Classic Film Festival

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

BBC America #OrphanBlack Posters


Orphan Black Sarah (Tatiana Maslany) and Cal Morrison (Michiel Huisman)

BBC America just released these great Orphan Black Season 2 posters. Wonder who the new fella is? Even though I'm halfway out the door to a 4 day film festival I had to get this out. I love this show and if you haven't seen the first season, get on it!

Season two of Orphan Black premieres Saturday, April 19 at 9:00pm ET/PT on BBC AMERICA.

Orphan Black Sarah (Tatiana Maslany) and Dr. Delphine Cormier (Evelyne Brochu) 

Orphan Black Felix (Jordan Gavaris), Alison (Tatiana Maslany), and Donnie (Kristian Bruun)

Orphan Black Sarah (Tatiana Maslany), Dr. Aldous Leekie(Matt Frewer), and Donnie (Kristian Bruun)

Monday, April 7, 2014

Mad Men Podcast Season 7 Predictions


Jeremiah and I get out our crystal balls and make our Mad Men season 7 predicition. Will Don and Megan get back together, has Sally forgiven Don,Will Henry be elected to the senate? We really have no idea but we can't help trying to guess.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Dom Hemingway Opens Today April 2



Dom Hemingway opens April 2nd. Fox Searchlight invited me to a screening last week and after a bumpy start I have to say I really enjoyed it. I say Bumpy start because the film opens with our lead character, Dom Hemingway (Jude Law), involved in a prison scene that is a bit of a jolt. It does tell you a lot about the character however, as well as set you up for the unusual journey that is this film.

Dom Hemingway, is recently released from prison after 12 years and he is attempting to assimilate to being on the outside. His progress is definitely up and down, but he does make some progress. Mixed in with a lot of extremely violent scenes is an emotional tale of the family he lost when he made the decision to go to prison rather than rat out his crime boss.

Interestingly the film seems to float in time. Dom and his buddy played by Richard E. Grant are costumed like they just fell out of a 1970's Michael Caine film. In fact Laws performance is reminiscent of  Michael Caine in the 1971 Get Carter but perhaps on steroids. The soundtrack bounces from 1980s to present day but over all sets a very 80s sound with the likes of Motorhead, Big Country and The Pixies. But the sets are all modern day. 

From beginning to end I was completely engaged and even shed a tear in the final scenes, which is not what I would have expected from the opening scene. The film definitely runs gamut of emotions with a few laughs too. I think it is a great movie, destined to be a cult classic if not just a straight up classic! Don't miss it.



Sunday, March 30, 2014

PBS Call The Midwife and Mr. Selfridge Return Tonight

PBS Call The Midwife Season 3

Call The Midwife returns to PBS tonight for a 3rd season followed by Mr. Selfridge. It makes for a great Sunday night of TV. First in mid century London and then roll back the clock to turn of the century ( that's 1900, not the millenium) London.

Of course it also means our DVRs will be in overdrive as usual on Sunday nights. Adding 2 more great shows to that night, not to mention that BBC's Orphan Black returns in 2 weeks, as does AMC's Mad Men. Yikes!

Well it's a good problem to have, too many good things to watch!