Wednesday, August 05, 2009


Home Box Office, Channel #82

The great and grand channel for all things TV. This season garnered the 99 Emmy nominations the most for any channel and more then most others combined. 9 years of leading the Emmy nod and there is no end in sight as broadcast TV just slaughters every good scripted show.

Emmy Nominated:
Flight of the Conchords - The best New Zealand-sheperds turned into novelty-musicians musical-sitcom ever.

Grey Gardens - The movie based on the groundbreaking documentary, I have yet to watch it since I want to see the documentary first.

True Blood which is great that last episode, Release Me, has revealed all the secrets and next week we will see the consequences.

As great as HBO is they have fallen lately because of the movies. This is not HBO's fault instead most movies today are awful.

This month's movie:
The Women - Ok but far from heart warming.
Apollo 13 - A modern classic but again not as riveting as presented.
The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor - Awful, it could have been better if Rachel Weisz came back.
Forgetting Sarah Marshall - Funny but laughs did not make it to the end.
Wanted - Decent for the cool killings but not for anything else.
Jumper - I enjoyed it but it needs a sequel.
Harold & Kumar: Escape from Guantanamo Bay - Funny and sick, maybe too much.
The Fifth Element - On my list of favorite movies of all time, I just watched it again a few nights ago.

With the exception of Fifth Element I would not pay 99 cents for these movies or the rest of the ones scheduled to premiere. When your best movie is a 12 year old sci-fi hit then I would recommend keeping up on the original programming.

Sidenote: I've been waiting for The Mist and Cloverfield to come to television so if anyone knows when they will be on please leave a coment.

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