Here’s some short takes to tide you over why I get the energy up for a full post.
-For those of you who haven’t checked out The Criterion Collection’s recently revamped website yet, you really need to give it a gander. Besides it’s usual catalogue of the best of American and World Cinema, they now give you the option of streaming selected title for five dollars a pop. And if you like the move, you can apply the charge to the purchase of the DVD or Blu-ray.
Oh, and did I mention that CRITERION DOES BLU-RAYS NOW?
And as always, their site is a repository for some damn fine film writing. Case in point, Geoffrey O’Brien’s essay on Douglas Sirk’s “Magnificent Obsession”
Seriously, do yourself a favor and head down there and prepare to get your art-house geek on.
-From Crooks and Liars: It looks like Glenn Beck is amping up the crazy to eleven for his new Fox audience.
-Looks like we’re getting another season of tasty ass grifting!
TNT’s critically acclaimed hit series LEVERAGE will be back for a second season, according to an announcement today by Michael Wright, executive vice president, head of programming for TNT, TBS and Turner Classic Movies (TCM). TNT has ordered 15 new episodes of the popular, high-octane series, which stars Oscar winner Timothy Hutton (Ordinary People, Nero Wolfe), Gina Bellman (Coupling), Christian Kane (TNT’s Into the West), Beth Riesgraf (Without a Trace) and Aldis Hodge (Friday Night Lights).
LEVERAGE currently airs Tuesdays at 10 p.m. (ET/PT), with the second season slated to begin later this year. The series is produced by Dean Devlin’s Electric Entertainment. Dean Devlin (Independence Day, TNT’s The Librarian movie series), John Rogers (Cosby) and Chris Downey (The King of Queens) serve as executive producers.
H/T and congrats to John Rogers over at Kung Fu Monkey for the major score!
Age of the geek, bitches!!! Age of the Geek!!!