TV/Movies

30 Rock recap: “Plan B”

By | March 25, 2011 at 12:34 pm | One comment

This week’s 30 Rock was going to mark the return of Tracy Jordan. Something this writer had anticipated for a long time. As I mentioned last week – the story lines without Tracy were starting to lag. There was only so long we could watch Liz talk about not having him...

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Video: Portlandia's Fred Armisen gives you a terrible guitar lesson

By | March 25, 2011 at 10:15 am | No comments

Hey, Portlandia fans. Have you been able to manage your end-of-season withdrawal symptoms? Keep your chins up; the IFC series will return for a second season in January of 2012 with 10 new episodes! But now, to further assuage the emptiness you'll feel until then, let's check...

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Community recap: Critical Film Studies

By | March 25, 2011 at 8:06 am | 3 comments

If the prospect of last week’s Chang-focused episode brought annoyance, the idea of this week’s Pulp Fiction–centric installment brought trepidation—if not to the fan in me, then to the recapper. I saw Pulp Fiction once, years ago, and I thought it was like, ok? The...

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Preview: Conan O'Brien and Seth Meyers sit down with Martha Stewart

By | March 24, 2011 at 2:17 pm | No comments

This Sunday, Martha Stewart, one of the queens of unintentional comedy, will premiere her hour-long special Men Who Make Us Laugh. It all goes down on the Hallmark Channel at 8 pm EST. The title of the show is incredibly accurate, yet simultaneously misleading. It seems like it...

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Video: Lewis Black says Donald Trump is the 'crazy dictator this country needs'

By | March 23, 2011 at 4:22 pm | One comment

On last night's Daily Show, we were gifted with a much-needed Back in Black segment. In it, Lewis Black opines on the fact that Donald Trump is seriously considering running for president. And with tongue planted firmly in cheek, Black submits it might not be such a bad idea,...

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Zach Galifianakis strikes HBO series deal

By | March 23, 2011 at 12:10 pm | 2 comments

Zach Galifianakis has once again bolstered his comedy dominance in the entertainment industry-- this time, by striking a first-look deal with cable giant HBO. Along with Mike Gibbons, the bearded one has co-created a comedy series, in which Los Angeles stand-up fixture Brody...

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South By Southwest Comedy recap: Day 6 (the final day)

By | March 21, 2011 at 12:33 pm | No comments

Well folks, SXSW 2011 has come to an end. Saturday marked the final day of the 9-day festival and the stellar stand-up comedy showcases and performances put the week to pasture in the best way possible. Slight change for tonight’s recap: we’re sparing you the nitty-gritty...

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South By Southwest Comedy: Day 5

By | March 19, 2011 at 3:43 pm | No comments

AUSTIN-- The penultimate night of SXSW festivities began with a one-two-three punch: three comedy shows, one venue, one night. It was also the first evening of comedy shows for the music segment of the festival, the interactive segment having shut down last Tuesday. So, instead...

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Parks and Recreation recap: “Harvest Festival”

By | March 19, 2011 at 8:30 am | No comments

Parks and Recreation recap: “Harvest Festival” The event of all events is taking place tomorrow in Pawnee, Indiana. And Li’l Sebastian is the guest of honor, yo! So get ready for some fried dough and sidle up to Leslie Knope’s poor, cursed All-American (complete with...

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