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by Matt Mazur

24 Aug 2011


Oscar Nominees:

Ingrid Bergman ... Gaslight
Claudette Colbert ... Since You Went Away
Bette Davis ... Mr. Skeffington
Greer Garson ... Mrs. Parkington
Barbara Stanwyck ... Double Indemnity

Mazur Nominees:

Tallulah Bankhead … Lifeboat

by Jessy Krupa

23 Aug 2011


The CW's Ringer starring Sarah Michelle Gellar.

New TV series were hyped at an all time high in 2010, only to see disappointing ratings and early cancellations. As a result, this fall will see more new series debuts than last year. But what will stay and what will get cancelled before Christmas? Looking at a show’s premise and competition, I previously predicted the demises of Running Wilde, Detroit 1-8-7, My Generation, and Outlaw, so let’s see about this year. 

(The listings shown are for the Central Standard time zone.)

by Cynthia Fuchs

23 Aug 2011


A chimpanzee attacks a woman in Connecticut. An elephant is discovered starving in a yard in Indiana. A little boy plays with an African viper in Ohio. Such stories make local headlines, seemingly sensational and frivolous. But they also reveal serious misunderstandings of wild animals, with potentially serious consequences. These and other animals, especially monkeys and reptiles, are often available for purchase at exotic animals sales. Michael Webber’s The Elephant in the Living Room, available today on DVD, includes interviews with emergency room doctors, big cat owners, and public safety officers like Dayton’s Tim Harrison. A former lion owner himself, Harrison works with private owners in order to find new and safer homes for pets who have grown beyond the owner’s ability to care for them. The film follows his story as it intertwines with that of Terry Brumfield, a former big rig driver suffering from depression following debilitating injuries in a truck accident. When his African lions, Lambert and Lacey, get loose one night and chase cars on a Columbus, OH highway, Tim has to step in, but even as he convinces Terry it’s in the lions’ best interest to move from the cage in his backyard, both men are shocked to learn that Lacey is nursing two cubs. The film observes the two men as they face all manner of emotional, legal, and moral complexities.

See PopMattersreview.

by John Bergstrom

23 Aug 2011


The self-titled debut album from Pajama Club, the new band featuring Crowded House’s Neil Finn and his wife Sharon Finn, is coming in September. The 11-track Pajama Club is released on September 13 in the US and September 19 in the UK. According to the band’s website, Sharon plays bass, “and Neil plays drums [and] performs vocals on all tracks.” After signing up for the band’s mailing list here, you can download the album’s first two tracks, “From A Friend to A Friend” and “These Are Conditions”. Watch the official video for the first single, “Tell Me What You Want”, below.

by Jessy Krupa

22 Aug 2011


New TV series were hyped at an all time high in 2010, only to see disappointing ratings and early cancellations. As a result, this fall will see more new series debuts than last year. But what will stay and what will get cancelled before Christmas? Looking at a show’s premise and competition, I previously predicted the demises of Running Wilde, Detroit 1-8-7, My Generation, and Outlaw, so let’s see about this year. 

(The listings shown are for the Central Standard time zone.)

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