Duelling Leno perspectives

Posted by · 10:18 pm · September 4th, 2009

Most of the invective, notably, has been leveled not at [Jay] Leno specifically but rather at NBC for having “given up,” as writer-producer Peter Tolan put it, by abandoning scripted dramas in an hour where the Peacock once aired such acclaimed programs as “Hill Street Blues” and “ER.” Nevertheless, for the ire expressed toward NBC […]

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7/16 Web Round-up

Posted by · 8:32 am · July 16th, 2009

• Emmy nominations unleashed, Denis Leary robbed again. [Emmys.tv] • Xan Brooks and the “Antichrist” debate.  One more time around. [The Guardian] • Jonathan Romney, meanwhile, tries to break down the mind of Lars Von Trier. [The Independent] • 25 new faces of independent film. [Filmmaker Magazine]

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More with Leary

Posted by · 9:50 am · July 13th, 2009

Just before I ducked out on vacation last week (big thanks to Guy for keeping the boat afloat), you might have caught my interview with comedian Denis Leary of FX’s “Rescue Me.”  Even though TV isn’t something we cover much around here, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to chat with a personal favorite of […]

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INTERVIEW: 20 questions with Denis Leary

Posted by · 11:32 am · July 3rd, 2009

We rarely cover television with any real focus around these parts, but as you’ve probably gathered from my sporadic posts on the matter, I’m really digging the new season of “Rescue Me.”  So it was a little difficult to pass up an opportunity to sit down with the film’s star and co-creator Denis Leary recently. […]

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Previewing tomorrow’s interview

Posted by · 4:52 pm · July 2nd, 2009

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*chirp* *chirp*

Posted by · 12:53 pm · June 11th, 2009

Wow, there is quite literally nothing worth discussing today.  This has been a pretty eventless two-week spread, actually.  I have no interest in writing about the baseless “G.I. Joe” speculation.  Nothing to offer the “Taking of Pelham 123” discussion because I’ve yet to make my way to a screening.  Nothing to say about the limited […]

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‘Rescue Me’ is on fire this season

Posted by · 5:44 pm · May 27th, 2009

Anyone watching this?  Best season yet.  Leary’s monologue at the end of this clip (from last night’s episode) is an Emmy clip if I ever saw one:

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Tom O’Neil’s Emmy intervention with Denis Leary

Posted by · 10:08 am · May 13th, 2009

I don’t know how many fellow “Rescue Me” fans are out there, but if you’ve been watching this season, you know that the FX series is probably hitting its most powerful stretch.  Everyone is on their game, the writing is as crisp as ever and frankly, if ever a case has been glaringly obvious for […]

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Good rant

Posted by · 7:31 am · February 21st, 2009

Okay. First of all — I’d like to thank God for just taking time out of His busy schedule curing cancer and feeding the hungry and solving the crisis in Darfur with George Clooney and helping so many different wide receivers and quarterbacks to throw and catch footballs and instead making sure that I got […]

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