Archive for January 2015

TV Tidbits: Game of Thrones IMAX locations, more washed-up white guys getting TV shows

Here’s a list of the IMAX theaters participating in the Game of Thrones “come pay us money to see episodes you’ve already scene plus a couple minutes of stuff you’ll see for free in a few months when you borrow your parents’ HBO GO password” event. There are nine locations in Illinois, so chances are... Read more »

10 Talking Points From This Morning's Oscar Nominations

10 Talking Points From This Morning's Oscar Nominations
Nominees for the 87th Academy Awards (airing Sun., Feb. 22) were announced this morning, and as usual, there were the expected nominations, surprises, and snubs.  The Academy never gets it right every year, but isn’t that what the Oscars are about?  What else would we bitch about on Twitter if they did get all the... Read more »

Sometimes it feels like someone's watching

Sometimes it feels like someone's watching
I could’ve died last night. That’s not hyperbole. That’s actual fact. My son woke up at 2:30 AM with a bloody nose. I jumped out of bed to help him. He sat on the toilet while I held a tissue to his nose. As I stood there counting the seconds, I started to feel lightheaded.... Read more »
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TV Tidbits: Eat like King Joffrey Baratheon; Woody Allen gets a TV deal, THANK GOODNESS

You can get a 12-course Game of Thrones-themed dinner at Elizabeth restaurant in Chicago. Peas porridge and lemon cakes for everyone! TV Land may have pulled reruns The Cosby Show, but it’s good to know there are still options for alleged sexual predators. Woody Allen is developing a new show for Amazon Prime. CBS’s new... Read more »

TV Tidbits: Game of Thrones theory debunked, Hammervision on the radio

NEWS that is not Golden Globes related. And, man, if you’re not talking about the Golden Globes today, there’s not a lot to report, TV-wise. Game of Thrones book theory debunked. This is kind of awesome. A new trailer for The Walking Dead‘s second half, which starts on Sunday, February 8 AMC trailers galore! Here’s... Read more »

The Best Tweets of the Golden Globes

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Pre-emptive condolences to <a href="https://twitter.com/OfficialJLD">@OfficialJLD</a> on her Golden Globes loss this evening. Work harder, you are embarrassing us.</p>&mdash; Timothy Simons (@timothycsimons) <a href="https://twitter.com/timothycsimons/status/554393970474631168">January 11, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
Like Blake Lively and artisan jam or some such, I’ve curated all the best tweets from last night’s Golden Globes. The show itself was DULL. Amy Poehler and Tina Fey were barely there. They had promised a no-holds-barred romp. We got…Margaret Cho dressed up as a North Korean soldier. The jokes were lame, but, for... Read more »
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My babies are big kids now -- thank goodness

My babies are big kids now -- thank goodness
John and I did something scandalous this afternoon, something we hadn’t done in years. Not since, probably, the boy one was a baby, definitely not since he stopped taking naps. We watched an adult television program in the afternoon. By ourselves. In the basement. Gives a whole new meaning to “afternoon delight.” We watched Top... Read more »

TV Tidbits: Game of Thrones premiere date, Justin Bieber's package, and Golden Globes predictions

TV Tidbits: Game of Thrones premiere date, Justin Bieber's package, and Golden Globes predictions
Sorry for no TV Tidbits yesterday. It wasn’t my fault! This wasn’t me saying I’m going to do something and then dropping the ball a few days later. This wasn’t 40 Bags in Forty Days, Redux. I liked a post on Facebook that spoke favorably about net neutrality and then Comcast put me in internet... Read more »

15 Recent Movies You Probably Haven't Seen But Should (2014 Edition)

15 Recent Movies You Probably Haven't Seen But Should (2014 Edition)
Every January, moviegoers are faced with underwhelming choices.  You’re either playing catch-up with all the Oscar bait, or you’re stuck seeing movies like Tak3n or The Wedding Ringer or The Boy Next Door.  Yikes. Never fear though.  As we’ve done for the past two years, Hammervision is here again to whisk you away from the... Read more »
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TV Tidbits - Wednesday, January 7, 2015

TV Tidbits - Wednesday, January 7, 2015
I’m going with TV Tidbits as the title of this feature. Thank you, Kim Dale of Listing Beyond Forty for the suggestion. And here’s your news for the day: So, yeah. Game of Thrones is not *just* showing a trailer in IMAX. It’s also showing two episodes you’ve already seen. I’m fine with waiting until... Read more »