Thursday, August 25, 2011

What to Watch Tonight- I Am Moving so...Your Choice


I am moving this weekend, so I have been packing all day and taking care of things at the new place. Therefore, I have not posted today. I will be finishing up packing for the rest of the night, so go ahead and pick what you want. Here are a few suggestions.

Wipeout (ABC)- This will be on in the background as I pack, but it will probably distract me.

Big Brother (CBS)- This is the only show I will probably watch tonight. Jeff back-doored Dani last night at the POV ceremony, so she is most likely going home. Tonight is a double elimination night, so two people are going home in this one-hour episode.

Louie (FX)- Louie heads to Afghanistan in this one hour episode tonight. I do not know much more about this, but I will catch up with this season when it comes on Netflix.

Project Runway (Lifetime)- The designers have to run one lap around a track, but apparently someone goes down. I don't see how one lap can take somebody down. Also, why are they running on a track? Is this a 'Biggest Loser' crossover?

Netflix: Stripes- This classic comedy stars Bill Murray as a slacker turned Army recruit. Directed by Ivan Reitman and also starring Harold Ramis go ahead and watch this movie again. If you haven't seen this, then you need to put it in your instant queue.

(TV Guide)


Wednesday, August 24, 2011

What to Watch Tonight- Big Brother's Puffy Taco


Sorry about the lack of posts today and the timing of them. I am in the process of moving and today was a big day for packing. The summer season is winding down and the fall season is still a few weeks away, so we are in a purgatory of television programming. I will try my hardest to find quality shows for the next few weeks of "What to Watch Tonight," but I can't promise anything. On to the shows.

Big Brother (CBS)- Jeff is the head of household and he has nominated Porsche and Kalia for eviction. Tonight is the POV competition. If you have been following this blog you know I will be watching tonight.

Buried Treasure (FOX)- Series premiere. Former 'Antiques Roadshow' experts Leigh and Leslie Keno (both guys by the way) search through peoples junk in hopes of finding valuables. I made mention of a picking show yesterday and now this? Fox is trying to cash in on the recent success of junk=money shows like 'American Pickers', 'Picker Sisters', 'Storage Wars', 'Pawn Stars', and several other shows on basic cable. I am interested to see if this will catch on to a major broadcast network.

Man v. Food Nation (Travel)- Adam Richman "coaches a retired Navy officer who's trying eat 23 puffy tacos in 90 minutes." What is a puffy taco? It sounds like a sexual innuendo.

Top Chef: Just Desserts (Bravo)- Season premiere. I love 'Top Chef' and I was really jonesing for it this week, but 'Just Desserts' can't satisfy my cooking competition needs. There is no Tom Colicchio, so I just can't do it.

Netflix: The Extra Man- This was a recommendation by my father, but I haven't seen it. He tells me that Kevin Kline puts in some fine acting because he is an "actour." I will check it out soon, but if you do first, post a review under the comments. Also starring Katie Holmes and John C. Reilly

(via TV Guide)

Pat Summitt Diagnosed with Early Onset Dementia


Legendary Tennessee Lady Vols' basketball coach Pat Summitt has been diagnosed with early onset dementia. Summitt plans to continue coaching, but she knows she will have to work at it.
"Obviously, I realize I may have some limitations with this condition since there will be some good days and some bad days."
Summitt plans on slowing down her condition by doing mental exercises and taking medication.  Summitt is a competitive person and does not want to be treated differently.
"There's not going to be any pity party and I'll make sure of that," she told the Knoxville News Sentinel Monday evening. 
This is unfortunate for Summitt. I have researched into the long term effects of concussions on NFL players and I know that dementia can be a debilitating disease. I hope that Summitt can stay as sharp as possible and postpone longterm effects such as Alzheimer's.

(via ESPN)

Colts Sign Collins- Peyton Manning May Not Be Ready


To the disappointment to my fantasy football team and Colt's fans everywhere, the Indianapolis Colts have signed veteran quarterback, Kerry Collins. Collins had originally retired, but signed with the starting position seemingly on lock for the season opener. Apparently not everyone is happy with this decision:
"We don't even know him, we ain't vanilla, man, we ain't no simple offense," receiver Reggie Wayne said. "So for him to can come in here and be the starter, I don't see it. I think that's a step back."
Man this is a bummer. Peyton was my franchise player for my fantasy league and now he may not play the first few games. Peyton has a starting streak of 208, every game he has been able to start. The Colts offense is centered around Peyton and he runs the show. I wonder if the Colts will water it down for Collins?

(via ESPN)

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

What to Watch Tonight- Butterbean Makes a Good Target


Today has been a busy day, so this will be my last post of the day. Not much to watch tonight, but here is what caught my eye. I will end up watching my DVDs of 'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.' If you happen to own these, go ahead and watch them instead.

Take the Money and Run (ABC)- I can't get myself to watch this show. It hasn't caught on, so I doubt it will last past this season. This would probably be a better show if it were about professional purse nappers.

It's Worth What? (NBC)- I think this is a game show of some sorts. At first glance I thought this was a knock off of 'Antiques Roadshow.' I wish it were 'Antiques Roadshow.' Wouldn't that make great primetime television?

G4's Proving Ground (G4)- Tonight Ryan Dunn tries to recreate "the force" from the Star Wars franchise. I could say something real inappropriate about his death, but I will hold back. Although, if Dunn had found a way to recreate the force do you think he shows up to Bam Margera as a spirit like Obi Wan did for Luke?

Big Law: Deputy Butterbean (ID)- 400 pound, former boxer Eric "Butterbean"takes a bite out of crime and many a sandwich. I am sorry. I couldn't resist. Why do police departments allow unqualified celebrities (or quasi-celebrities) to have badges?

Picker Sisters (Lifetime)- Like 'American Pickers,' but with women. I can barely get through an hour of 'American Pickers', so I will pass on 'Picker Sisters'.

Netflix: The Pixar Story- If yesterday's news excited you, then check out 'The Pixar Story.' Pretty cool behind the scenes look at how Pixar started and how they make their award winning movies.

(via TV Guide)

OK Go Teams Up with Muppets for Youtube Gold



OK Go's whole career is based upon its ability to produce viral music videos and in recent years the only glimpse of the Muppets we have had were on Youtube. It was only a matter of time before these two groups teamed up. This video is essentially all of OK Go's previous music videos intermingled with Muppets. I have no complaints, only a slight jealousy of OK Go. Who doesn't want to wake up to Muppets?

(via Youtube)

New Ghost Rider Sequel Preview



I just came across the new 'Ghost Rider' sequel preview and I am here to tell you that this movie has it all. The quintessential, Bat Shit Crazy Nic Cage scream, some sort of gonorrhea reference and an ever-changing Nic Cage hair-line. I don't know who decided this would be a good idea for a sequel, but it got made. Nic Cage is trying to squeeze every penny he can out of Hollywood to pay for all of his debts and I cast no blame.

(via Youtube)

Monday, August 22, 2011

What to Watch Tonight- American Ninja Warrior!



Bachelor Pad (ABC)- The "guys and gals face a synchronized-swimming challenge." Seriously ABC? This is what you are trying to pass as television?
American Ninja Warrior (NBC)- Wow! I didn't know this was on NBC. I love this show. This is the finale in Japan. I have been a huge fan of 'Sasuke' which is basically a four level obstacle course. There has been 26 of these now and every single one has been thrilling.
Project Runway (Lifetime Real Women)- I am a sucker for any reality competition. I am steadily becoming a big fan of this show. Tim Gunn is so fabulous!
HGTV'd (HGTV)- 'HGTV'd' teams up with Ellen Degeneres to make over a military family's home. Are they going to put jeans and a vest on it?
Netflix: Louie (TV Series)- I started watching this today as I promised I would do. Netflix is streaming season one currently, which is 13 episodes. I have caught the first 4 episodes and this is a great way to get invested.

(via TV Guide)

Pixar Reveals Next Two Original Films


Two new Pixar movies were announced at the D23 Expo. Pixar is already scheduled for two movies in the next two years including 'Brave,' a film about a Scottish girl-warrior. Pixar also has a 'Monsters Inc' prequel set for release in 2013. Beyond that, two new movies are still in pre-production.

At the D23 Expo, Pixar announced a new movie with the premise that dinosaurs were never wiped from the face of the earth. I hope it is just 'The Flintstones' set in the 21st century. The other movie is going to explain the inner workings of the mind. That's all I know. Hopefully, these get back to what makes Pixar so great. I was disappointed to see the greed in making 'Cars 2.'

(via USA Today)

Good Read on Skip Holtz's Return to Notre Dame with USF


If you follow Greg Auman's blog http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/bulls/ or read the St. Petersburg Times than you have already read this article, but if not go check it out.

This article is about the Holtz family's connection with USF season opening opponent, Notre Dame. It's a good read that included some stuff I didn't know about my former coach, Skip Holtz. I wish I could be South Bend in two weeks to root my former team on, but alas money is tight. I will be cheering from my couch though! Post in the comments if you are going!

(via St. Petersburg Times)

Pryor to Raiders- Offered Bacon as Signing Bonus


Terrelle Pryor was selected by the Oakland Raiders in the third round of today's supplemental draft. Pryor was the only player taken in today's draft. Pryor should see a decent chunk of change from this pick. ESPN reports:
Based on the rookie scale used to sign picks from April's draft, Pryor would be expected to get a four-year deal at $2.36 million, including a $591,000 signing bonus.
That's a lot of tattoos or if you are former Raiders first overall pick, Jamarcus Russell, a lot of bacon. Russell was the last big name quarterback the Raiders drafted, but he was cut after three seasons for several reasons including reports of him weighing over 300 pounds.

(via ESPN)

Winners of the Weekend Box Office Race- 8/22


Nobody won this weekend. It was a disappointing weekend for Hollywood. 'The Help' topped off the list with $20.5 million, but Hollywood should be embarrassed considering 'The Help is in its second week of release. This means that the box office gross is down 25% from last week.

What strikes me about this list is 'Conan the Barbarian.' It pulled in $10 million dollars in its first week, which would be okay if its budget weren't $90 million. Why did it cost so much? I guarantee you most people could not name one person involved with this project (unless they have access to Google). 'RotPotA' cost $93 million to make in comparison. Conan is a huge flop which is disappointing.

Here is the list without further a do.


1
2
$20,479,000
$71,801,000
$25
2
2
1
$16,300,000
$133,764,000
$93
3
3
N
$12,020,000
$12,020,000
$27
1
4
N
$10,000,000
$10,000,000
$90
1
5
4
$8,000,000
$117,745,000
$110
4
6
N
$7,900,000
$8,300,000
$30
1
7
3
$7,705,000
$32,328,000
$40
2
8
5
$6,300,000
$25,762,000
$28
2
9
N
$5,128,000
$5,128,000
$15
1
10
9
$4,950,000
$64,420,000
$50
4


(via Box Office Mojo)