DAVID BIANCULLI

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2010
Feb
28
 
 
Those wacky DVD distributors, always looking for a bandwagon to jump on. This week, it's the one led by Tim Burton's phantasmagorical movie Alice in Wonderland starring Johnny Depp, which hits theaters Friday...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2010
Feb
26
 
 
Should've known this would happen. I just duped a bunch of blurry old VHS-taped episodes with my DVD recorder. And now it's coming out on real, pre-recorded DVD. (Gotta try this trick with my other wants)...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2010
Feb
26
 
 
Maybe you're Olympic-ed out. Don't wanna hear any more about Jay or Dave. Couldn't care less about a marriage ref or any of TV's other current Big Deals. I hear you. I, too, like to zig where others zag. (But apparently not enough to avoid invoking the cliche)...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2010
Feb
18
 
 
Oops, missed something big from the Vancouver Olympics? You can always try to catch it on one of NBC's myriad broadcasts across its network (NBC) and cable channels (USA, CNBC, MSNBC, Universal HD, Universal Sports)...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2010
Feb
18
 
 
Now's the time when viewers start wondering if their favorite network shows are going to get renewed. Turns out The Hollywood Reporter isn't just wondering, they're laying odds...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2010
Feb
15
 
 
Today's culture is so celeb-saturated that we know everything about everybody famous, and start to wish we didn't. Yet "regular" people have almost ceased to exist. Every ordinary American now seems to be appearing on a "reality" show or rehearsing for one. That's why I'm so addicted to Mill Creek's four new budget DVD sets of vintage game shows...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2010
Feb
10
 
 
Why isn't Batman out on DVD? Or Max Headroom? Or The Wonder Years? Or China Beach? Our good friends at TV Shows on DVD have answers to many questions like these in a handy What's the Hold-Up?...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2010
Feb
8
 
 
Wow. Seems that Who-Dat/resurrection-of-New Orleans storyline attracted the masses. And having Peyton Manning in the mix didn't hurt. Sunday night's Super Bowl XLIV (that's 44 in non-pretentious language) scored more than 106 million viewers, Nielsen says, nudging out the 1983 finale of M*A*S*H as American TV's most-watched show ever...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2010
Feb
8
 
 
Live TV creates its own unique brand of electricity. We watch Saturday Night Live and American Idol as they happen -- and we see whatever happens. There's no second take, no safety net. We're sharing the same time and (virtual) space as the people staging the show. And that's a direct connection that taped/filmed shows simply can't match...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2010
Feb
5
 
 
TV critics learn pretty quickly how to judge the importance of a show to its network. Sometimes publicists mail us a plain brown envelope with a screener disc in it. Sometimes they send out a swank press kit with info printed on custom show letterhead, in...And then there's the press kit for Discovery's upcoming Life nature miniseries...