I didn’t see anything here I don’t think I’ve already seen, but this just landed in my inbox so I’m running it. It debuts on HBO on June 24th. It’s hard to believe HBO could possible have yet another terrific show, but since Luck died a quick death there’s certainly room in my entertainment schedule. (read…)

I’ve been banging the drum for the fantastic documentary Where Soldiers Come From since I saw it at LAFF over the summer and I’m happy to see that it will soon be available to everyone via PBS.

I know it’s ridiculous to start calling Oscars before the nominations have even been announced, but sometimes if you say something loud enough and often enough, it comes true. Black Swan is my favorite of the Oscar-buzziest movies (read my review here) and 75% of that is because of Natalie Portman. It’s a great performance (read…)

Unless you lived in Washington in the late ’80s and early ’90s like I did, you probably have no idea who Booth Gardner is. Suffice it to say he was Washington’s 2-term Republican governor and instantly forgettable as far as history is concerned. Unfortunately for Mr. Gardner, he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1994, (read…)

Banksy, the graffiti artist behind one of the best documentaries of 2010, Exit Through the Gift Shop, provides a hilarious storyboard for the opening of The Simpsons. Warning: video may include disturbing scenes of panda and unicorn slave labor. The YouTube version was taken down so I’ve replaced it with the Hulu version. via: Rope of Silicon

CBS has only put up a shabbily condensed clip of Joaquin Phoenix’s return to The Late Show with David Letterman (I almost called it Late Night) and there’s no telling if these sub-legal clips (Part 1 and Part 2) will stay up at YouTube for much longer, but give them a shot. It’s about 16 (read…)

The laundry list of great movies this year I should’ve reviewed but didn’t is long and sad. Near the top of that list is the documentary The Oath. Luckily, PBS’s essential P.O.V. program will be airing the film on September 21st and it will be streamable online in its entirety from September 22 – 27. (read…)

Martin Scorsese and Kent Jones’ Elia Kazan documentary A Letter to Elia, which recently played to solid notices at Venice and Telluride, has been picked up by PBS’ American Masters series for an October 4th airing and by Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment for a November 9th DVD release. The survey of Kazan’s career does (read…)

Well, Michael Phillips and A.O. Scott made a good last run for the show begun by Roger Ebert and Gene Siskel, but no one cared and now Disney is closing its doors for good. At least it’s going out with a degree of dignity.

Jerry Mundy, Joan Gaudet and Bill Knight The excellent PBS documentary program POV is screening The Way We Get By for Veterans Day tonight and I recommend you check it out. It tells the moving story of a group of Bangor Maine senior citizens who have taken it upon themselves to greet soldiers coming in (read…)

Everyone knows you’re not supposed to feed a Gremlin after midnight, but it turns out you should also avoid giving Ewoks martinis before noon. Today Show space filler Al Roker learned this the hard way as one of the horny little bastards humped his leg on this morning’s Halloween episode after breaking into mom and (read…)

20th Century Fox is hoping to get the word about about AVATAR in a big way during Fox NFL Sunday this weekend.

South Park takes on The Cove

I missed Michael Phillips’ and A.O. Scott’s  new incarnation of At the Movies on Sunday because I was busy jamming my pie hole with barbecue and booze. Luckily, the website has clips of all of their reviews (including the promo which we already ran, but you can skip past that) and here is their take (read…)

Anne Thompson points us to this promo video for the latest incarnation of At the Movies starring A.O. Scott and Michael Phillips. I love where they instantly put the emphasis: “accomplished” “smart” “serious” “journalists” That’s right ladies and gentlemen. It’s safe to watch movie reviews on TV again. Check them out after the jump.

Mankiewicz and Lyons get replaced by Phillips and Scott.

I know this isn’t strictly movie related (Ed. turns out it’s also a couple years old), but don’t worry, LiC isn’t suddenly being sponsored by an Australian deodorant company. The thing is, when I was a little kid I used to jump off the monkey bars at recess in preparation for my future career as (read…)

Emma Watson comports herself perfectly on David Letterman.

Here are Zachary Quinto and Chris Pine on Saturday Night Live defending the new Star Trek to some of the hard core fans who have a problem with the film. Do those people exist? Really? Yeah, the movie actually had more humor in it than this or any typical episode of the modern SNL. Now (read…)

The Oscar short-listed doc I.O.U.S.A. is running on CNN on Saturday January 10 at 2pm EST (11am PST) and Sunday January 11 at 3pm EST (12pm PST). Taking a frightening and non-political look at the ballooning federal deficit, I.O.U.S.A. predicts disaster on the near horizon if we don’t change our over-spending ways. Rather than point (read…)

Among the LiC circle of friends, Dear Zachary a Letter to a Son About His Father has certainly been among the more buzzworthy films of late. Evan Derrick at MovieZeal was the first one to really bring it to my attention and MZ’s Phillip Johnston wrote a stirring 5-star review of his own. Sam Juliano (read…)





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