From Weekly Wazzup
- TV, Radio & Movies
Dateline: Southern California,
Friday May 01, 2009
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you know - TV
The History Channel :: Past Master
- very neat for history buffs.
Reminds me of "Trivial Pursuit." Single Player or Head-to-Head Games
Shows - online game shows. - Play many old-time TV favorites: Family
Feud, The Match Game, Password, To Tell the Truth
For the Muppets, which
are TV & Movies (Where to put them? Not both places.
Follow the link to the Movies section)
|KOCE - PBS (OCE = Orange County
Detectives . Home | PBS - one of my favorite shows. (Games &
|In Search of Myths &
Heroes | PBS - I'm going to have to get my work done early enough
today to watch this one. Love history and myths, plus am a Joseph
Campbell and Carl Jung fan. Jason (The Quest archetype), Shangri-La
(The Paradise archetype), the Queen of Sheba (The Woman of Power archetype),
and King Arthur (The Hero archetype) are featured in this series.|
|NOVA | PBS - NOVA's
Home Page - for all kinds of fascinating science features. And, be
sure to check out NOVA's archived programs which you can watch online.
The Drew Carey Show - Dancing Drew - The reggae stuff kinda confuses me
(why?), but whatever. Music and dancing - almost always a good thing.
CLASSIC MOVIES - If you are a fan of old movie classics. TCM.
(Okay, okay, this link is repeated in the
Movies section - the dilemma being similar to the Muppets: TV?
Movies? TV? Movies? Sorry, Muppets, but TCM is worthy
Tunes - the site for those wascally Warner Bros. cartoon characters
BBC NEWS |
Entertainment | Fawlty Towers flying high at 30 - Love this show.
Catch it on our PBS. John Cleese of
"Monty Python" fame is responsible for this show, as well as wonderfully
playing the obnoxious Basil Fawlty. "I kno-ow..., I kno-ooow.....", to
quote Basil's show wife (Prunella [!] Scales).
Gadgets - No wonder "Get Smart" spun off the cartoon series
"Inspector Gadget." Note all the many different phones Agent Smart had -
I had forgotten that. And I thought he only had his shoe phone...
The Get Smart
Page - homage to the late, great Agent Smart, aka Don Adams.
Housewives - Home - okay, I'm a fan... Good site for a fan,
especially if you want to catch up with an episode you've missed.
Commander In Chief Television Show - TV.com - are you ready for a woman
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno - found during my search for a
recent Seinfeld animation shown on the show. Lots of goodies here: funny
videos, funny headlines, political humor, "Jaywalking", etc.
Late Night's Conan O'Brien video highlights
|The Norman Rockwell Code
Movie - A short film parody inspired by The Da Vinci Code. - and dedicated
to Don Knotts. Cast includes the son of Barney Fife, the son of Floyd
the Barber, and Opie's decoder ring. A long video, but worth it.|
|YouTube - The
Haircuts: So Rare & Flippin' (Sid Caesar) - Carl Reiner,
Sid Caesar, and Howard Morris. Be sure and catch the Flippin' dance
YouTube - Star Trek Karaoke - an entire series of animated
Star Trek action figures here, actually. This is a Spock you have never
- for those who can't get enough of TV commercials. Classics,
mostly. .WAV files.|
Yahoo! Video - Classic TV Commercials |
|TVparty! / Classic TV - still
more classic TV|
|YouTube - The
Simpsons vs Star Trek - a performance of both themes, blended
(yes, it's elsewhere on this website - it fits so many of my categories...)|
|If you grew up watching George Reeves as Superman - OIOW, if you're a
Boomer, check out the movie section just below, down at the bottom, is a link
to the new movie "Hollywoodland" starring Ben Affleck as a very believable
George Reeves (yes!). The movie's about George Reeves' startling (and
somewhat mysterious) death. The movie has received some good reviews (I
look forward to seeing it...)|
|ReFrederator, Featuring Popeye
- especially curious considering how much spinach (sadly!) is in the news
these days. (Of course, Popeye could also be in the "Movies" section...,
but, well, he fits better here, IMHO.) I especially like the older "Popeye"s.
Isn't it amazing how politically-incorrect good ol' Popeye, Bluto, Olive Oyl,
and even Wimpy (oh the cholesterol!) would be nowadays.|
|YouTube - The Daily
Show 10 F-ing years: Even Steven - Stephen Colbert vs. Steve
Carell. Great stuff.|
Stay tuned. Content coming. Really.
And here it finally is! (See, told ya so.)
A Prairie Home
Companion from American Public Media - I do believe I have this
elsewhere on this site, somewhere... (this site is getting to be like a vast
basement or attic...) Anyway, this show is worth a repeat here - a gem
with Garrison Keillor, live music (live everything, actually, unless
it's a re-run), great comedy... Of special interest to those from the
Midwest, especially upper Midwest, Lutherans, and those of Scandinavian
descent - often all the same thing. Show's right on target too (I should
know - I fit all those demographics, although I am no longer a Lutheran and
live in California now...) Keillor's a Baby Boomer - sometimes it shows,
another common demographic.
Every Movie Ever Made - A one-line summary of each and every movie ever
Do Movies - Yes, you read me correctly. "Thumb Wars", "Thumbtantic",
and more. |
be famous - Get your own Hollywood star here. |
|Bunnies re-enact the story of the
Titanic in 30 seconds |
|Jaws in 30
Seconds, re-enacted by Bunnies - another offering of the 30-second famous
movie series re-enacted by bunnies (see link directly above). |
|The four word film review|
|The Movie Quote Quiz!
Test your movie quote knowledge!|
CLASSIC MOVIES - If you are a fan of old movie classics|
- the site for those wascally Warner Bros. cartoon
characters (another link which belongs in both the TV and the Movie
The Da Vinci Code - Believe it or not, there is actually promotional
material out there (at Sony) for this movie even though it won't be in the
theaters until May 2006. I like the video, the graphics work and the
music on this site. (Yes, I'm one of the umpteen million people who
have read the book.)|
Gospel of Mary [Magdalene] from the fascinating and valuable website
"Early Christian Writings."|
from Jesus to Christ: primary sources: the Gospel of Mary - from KCET
- PBS-TV in Los Angeles, from the program "Frontline"|
www.beliefnet.com - About Mary M. and the Da Vinci Code
|Beliefnet: 'The Da Vinci
Code' Faith, Doubt, and the Search for Truth|
& Views Page on this site for more Code controversy|
The Da Vinci Code on Yahoo! Movies|
CNN.com Video -
The Albino Code - a parody of "The Code"
by - who else? - an albino.
|The Norman Rockwell
Code Movie - A short film parody inspired by The Da Vinci Code - yet
another link which could be in both the TV and the Movie sections.
Professor Fife (the guy they really wanted was in Paris) and Sopha this
time. (Paraphrasing Fife: "Sopha, sit here on the, uh...,
couch." [drumshot]) Video starts with Sopha's grandfather running past
Norman Rockwell paintings. The keystone code thingie in this movie is
Opie's decoder ring. You'll never guess who (what?) Sopha is
really. The movie is dedicated to Don Knotts, BTW, and
absolutely no Christians will be offended by the making of this film.|
Da Vinci Code - the movie's site. The movie based on that
extremely popular novel of the same name. Tom Hanks will be playing
the main character. Ron Howard directs.|
|Under the "Games" - yes, Sudoku in disguise as "Symbol Logic" (I
couldn't link directly to it, sorry.)|
|The Da Vinci Code
- the novel's site. (With games and codes to solve.)|
|Mona-mania - much about The Mona Lisa, mostly funny
|The Da Vinci Code parodies...|
|The Albino Code --
"Echo Not a Lie, DB." - funny, yet serious about albinism|
The Norman Rockwell Code
- Be patient with "The Toll"
stuff in the intro, and be aware that the video runs for about half an
hour, but it's all very worth it. Believe it or not, this "Code"
parody is dedicated to Don Knotts. You'll see why.|
|YouTube - Das Vinci Code
- hey, I like Tom Hanks' hair that way!|
Psychodelic Mona Lisa "The Da Vinci Code." - Far out, man...|
the dino code (The Da Vinci code) - The big
secret/cover-up: Jesus rode dinosaurs?!|
Unused Da Vinci Code Movie Titles - not
sure what this is, but it's interesting and worth a look|
YouTube - Da Vinci Code Parody Trailer -
The Liberace Code
- could Liberace still be alive...?!|
|iCryptex.com - Welcome to the
Cult of Apple - Not a video this time, but an Apple Dei Home
Page (Apple as in Steve Jobs, Mac, and iPod, not as in the fruit).|
Mona Lisa 'speaks' thanks to [Japanese] acoustics expert - be sure to look at
"Related Links" to hear Mona Lisa, as
well as Leonardo da Vinci "speak" - and don't let the Japanese scare you
away. Naturally enough, these voices are speaking in Italian - not
in Japanese or English.|
AFI List of Top 100 Quotes From U.S. Films - Yahoo! News|
cranks Statler & Waldorf as they review recent trailers - Remember
these wise-cracking old grouches from the balcony on "The Muppet Show"?
They're back, they're online, they're funnier than ever, and they're
reviewing the latest movies. May be better than Ebert & What'sHisName.
It's the Muppets
|Niagara Motel - The Game
- staple Kevin Pollak. Yes, staple. Why? Why not?|
|IFILM - Viral Videos:
Bill Gates Goes to College - Bill Gates and Napoleon Dynamite
college roommates who go on a mission to save Microsoft from itself.
Yes, it ends with a dance scene.|
|The 30-Second Bunnies Theatre Library
- ALL of the "quick bunny" movie parodies, also with notices of "quick bunny"
movies coming up|
|The Movie Timeline
- a world history timeline based on movies. Two examples: "1810
Beethoven kidnapped mid-performance (Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure)" and "1908
Chicago Cubs win the World Series, for the last time for 107 years (Back To
The Future Part II)"|
Snakes on a Plane on CNN - Nothing like a movie craze before anyone has seen the movie. But, after all, it's about freakin'
snakes on a plane, for cryin' out loud. I believe the movie's
coming out in August, with Samuel Jackson.(Yes,
copied from Wazzup, do you blame me?)|
Studios: United 93 - Talk about snakes on a plane!
This is another - serious! - version of the same thing. Replace snakes
with Al-Qaeda jihadists (is that a redundancy?) - same difference, no worse!
Anyway, the website for the well-reviewed movie about United Flight
93, the jet that the passengers crashed into the Shanksville, PA field in
an effort to keep the terrorist pilots from flying the hijacked plane into the
Capitol Building on September 11, 2001. (even the trailer and other
promo material are powerful - it certainly brought back 9/11, with all its
thoughts, sights, and feelings!, to me)|
An Inconvenient Truth - Google Video - a trailer for "the most
terrifying film you will ever see" (you'll recognize the narrator unless
you've been living in a cave for the past 15 years)
Presents a Pixar film 'Cars' :: The Official Movie Site - saw this
movie last weekend and enjoyed it. This is a great movie site with all kinds of neat goodies
for the whole family.|
|The Internet Movie Database (IMDb)
- the "Earth's Biggest Movie Database" is their claim.|
- the movie's official site
|Pirates of the
Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest -- The Official Website - OMG, all in one
Summer: good old Tom Hanks; also
Keanu Reeves (Neo!), Orlando Bloom, Johnny Depp - and, ta da - Superman!|
|A Prairie Home
Companion | Official Movie Site Movie Trailers & Clips & Robert Altman
- yes, repeated in the "Radio" section, please excuse. This is, after
all, a movie. A pretty good one, actually, IMHO. Better
than I thought. When I heard that Keillor was going to sing in ten
songs in the movie I was less than enthused, not appreciating his occasional
radio show efforts to sing out of his vocal range (Keillor's a bass, not
a tenor. To his credit, he does do a wonderful job at part-singing and
is a good musician.) However, all the music was great, Keillor's singing
was great, and Kevin Kline was a terrific Guy Noir (a character on the radio
show), Maya Rudolph great as the frazzled, harried stage manager, and Meryl
Streep and Lilly Tomlin remarkably good as the singing Johnson Sisters ("like
the Carters, but not famous", one of the sisters explains). Writing's
good, too - not surprising in that Keillor is a terrific writer.|
|Hollywoodland - I
hope this movie is good and well-reviewed, both because of the subject matter,
and I'd like to see (hunky) Ben Affleck turn his career around. I'm
looking forward to this movie, as I grew up with this TV version of "Superman"
- "It's a bird, it's a plane - no! it's Superman! Faster
than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, able to leap tall
building in a single bound..." And he stood for (as Superman stood in
front of a waving American flag) "Truth, Justice, and the American Way!"
Or, at least, that's how I remember it, consider my quotes paraphrase in case
I get them wrong. I was shocked and saddened by the news of this
Superman's reported suicide - it was hard to believe. BTW, in my
informed opinion (I've seen sooo many of the old George Reeves' Superman
shows.), Affleck does a pretty good job of sounding like Reeves, in both sound
and timing. While Affleck doesn't look exactly like Reeves, he looks
close enough in this movie.
http://www.apple.com/trailers/fox/borat/tralierg - This is a link to the
G-rated "Borat" trailer. Ver-ry niiiice! Two thumbs up, high five.
His name a Borat, he VERY funny - but also rather crude, hence the R-rating
for the movie. But, Borat ver-ry funny, two thumbs up, high five.
P.S. Borat reminds me of Groucho Marx, a very good thing. Two thumbs up,
| (see Borat link above: this is what I have to do to get a
hyperlink in this blasted FrontPage with my new tabbed IE 7 browser.
Fie on you, Microsoft!!)|
|"Happy Feet" @ Yahoo Movies
(more "Happy Feet" links) - check out the
clips while you're here|
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