Videos du jour

Posted by · 8:12 am · November 24th, 2010

A number of videos have been making the rounds this week, so I figured I’d consolidate.  Starting with Facebooking Aaron Sorkin’s sharp dialogue:

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Ford does Letterman

Posted by · 10:20 am · November 9th, 2010

I’m not all that high on Roger Michell’s “Morning Glory” or Harrison Ford’s gravelly-voiced portrayal of a curmudgeonly news man, but I enjoyed his sit-down with David Letterman last night.  Part two after the jump.  (Mike Ryan, meanwhile, charts the actor’s response to “Star Wars” questions throughout the years at Movieline.)

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Phoenix “apologizes” as Letterman plays it straight

Posted by · 9:16 am · September 23rd, 2010

Joaquin Phoenix made his return to The Late Show last night following his performance art appearance a year and a half ago which made plenty of headlines.  With the reality of “I’m Still Here” out in the open, it made for a “how could you not know” session.  Letterman was reportedly in on the gag […]

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Teasing Phoenix’s return to Letterman

Posted by · 4:48 pm · September 22nd, 2010

Now that the cat’s out of the bag on “I’m Still Here,” all eyes are on The Late Show tonight where Joaquin Phoenix parks it on David Letterman’s chair one more time. Courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter, here’s a rather, well, nothing teaser clip of tonight’s appearance, which would have wrapped filming I guess about […]

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‘Avatar’ on late night

Posted by · 9:38 am · January 7th, 2010

Sigourney Weaver stopped by The Ed Sullivan Theater last night to talk “Avatar” with David Letterman.  My jaw dropped when she explains that the Weta guys spend 47 hours of manpower per each 1/24th of a second in translating the data received from the motion-capture sensors.  Wow. Check out the clip below, and after the […]

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Baldwin on Letterman

Posted by · 11:14 am · December 30th, 2009

This is from the holiday episode, which aired 12/23.  Early in the interview they touch on the Oscar hosting gig and later, of course, there’s “It’s Complicated” talk.  And a great story mid-way through about when Baldwin met Burt Lancaster in an elevator.  Hilarious stuff.  Here’s part one, part two after the jump.

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Carey Mulligan on Letterman

Posted by · 12:20 pm · October 8th, 2009

I love that Paul and the band played “Hot For Teacher” as she walked out.  She handled herself well, I thought.  But, let’s face it — it’s difficult not to think of Letterman’s scandal given the plot of the film.  Speaking of which, I think Letterman totally spoils the film toward the end (and a […]

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Letterman and Brüno sell the movie

Posted by · 12:09 pm · July 10th, 2009

“Don’t you want to see a crazy gay Austrian who isn’t the governor of California?” What can I add to that? Enjoy:

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O’Brien’s first shot at ‘The Tonight Show’ — How’d he do?

Posted by · 10:05 am · June 2nd, 2009

In his first shot at hosting “The Tonight Show,” I think it’s safe to say Conan O’Brien has tamed things down from his “Late Night” antics of old. Tapping comedian Will Ferrell and musical guest Pearl Jam as introductory guests might be seen as indication of a “hipper” or younger direction, but came off as […]

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Jay Leno’s closes a chapter on ‘The Tonight Show’

Posted by · 4:08 pm · May 29th, 2009

I’ve been pretty hard on Jay Leno over the years. In the late night wars, he’s had neither the comedic inventiveness nor (certainly) the journalistic capacity to become must-watch TV like David Letterman and, to a lesser extent, Conan O’Brien. Even the sober Tom Snyder proved a more intriguing watch for me when he was […]

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Stewart and Letterman dish the Oscar hosting gig

Posted by · 11:31 am · March 14th, 2009

Thanks to Gold Derby for pointing us to this YouTube clip of Jon Stewart on The Late Show wondering why the heck they were ever asked to host the Oscars. Stewart: “The problem with having us host it, if I may, is that at some level, deep in our hearts, we think it’s stupid.” Letterman: […]

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Conan bids farewell to ‘Late Night’

Posted by · 1:19 pm · February 21st, 2009

I told myself all week to make sure I caught Conan O’Brien’s last show on Late Night yesterday, and, no big surprise, I totally forgot.  I told myself it was probably just as well since for many, many years the show fell out of favor with me.  I was a huge fan in the Andy […]

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Is this a new strategy?

Posted by · 12:36 am · February 12th, 2009

I’ve been flipping back and forth between Leno and Letterman and so far I’ve seen four Oscar TV spots: two for “The Reader,” one for “Slumdog Millionaire” and one for “The Wrestler.”  Instead of the usual 30 second trailers, there is interview footage edited in.  Rourke from “The Wrestler,” Boyle from “Slumdog” and besting the […]

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Citizen Dave

Posted by · 7:01 am · February 6th, 2009

We don’t get into television much around these parts.  I don’t have the heart, really, what with “24” sucking the life out of me, “Heroes” spiraling out of control and “Friday Night Lights” and “Entourage” gone for the moment.  “Lost” helps soothe the irritation, but we certainly don’t talk late night very much. But for […]

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Mickey Rourke on Letterman

Posted by · 6:49 am · December 24th, 2008

From last night’s show:

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