Remember old PBS kids shows from the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s? This post brings them all back, complete with videos of your favorite old school PBS kids TV shows.
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Little-known facts and behind-the-scenes info about popular movies and TV shows. We watch movies a LOT! Our favorites are true stories, reality TV, comedy, and drama / suspense movies. These are some of the most interesting things we've learned about random movies. Enjoy!
What are the best Super Bowl ads of all time? Here are 20 of our top picks, including the 1984 MacIntosh ad, Mean Joe Greene & Coke, and more classics!
Everybody has a favorite Disney song. Is yours in this list of 25 classic Disney music moments in animated feature films?
You (and your kids) will enjoy watching these old school Sesame Street videos online. Hours of fun – and FREE – entertainment!
Here’s a list of the worst network decisions in TV history, according to Entertainment Weekly. It’s no secret that NBC’s late-night fiasco regarding Jay Leno and Conan O’Brien’s shows topped the list. See the others here…
I am SO glad I saw each of these movies for myself — without hearing about them from other people first. I’m not for or against any of the things they stand for. I’m simply one who likes to have an open mind and be aware of others’ points-of-views and how they impact mainstream America. These 3 movies do just that!
Blockbuster video is a trusted name that’s been around for a long time. By striving to stay one step ahead of the competition, Blockbuster has been able to make videos and related product rentals both convenient and cost-effective.
Here are some of the modern, high-tech ways that you can rent movies these days… whether you have a computer or a TV.
Here is my review of the movie, My Kid Could Paint That. It’s a controversial documentary about 4-year-old Marla Olmstead. I would love to see a recent update, now that she is 9 years old and has had her artwork scrutinized by everyone under the sun.
A brief rant about national advertisers and the untimeliness of the TV commercials they’re running lately. Hint: It’s not the holidays anymore!…
Some questions I have about talk show hosts Kelly Rippa, Regis Philbin, Montel Williams, Ellen DeGeneres, Larry King, Oprah Winfrey, Steve Wilkos, Dr. Phil McGraw, Donny Deutsch, and Leo Laporte.
This movie is based on the book ‘Charlie Wilson’s War: The Extraordinary Story of the Largest Covert Operation in History’ by George Crile. Tom Hanks plays a U.S. Congressman from Texas who earned himself the nickname ‘Good Time Charlie’.
I’m a sucker for anything that’s fact-based in some way. And the phrase ‘based on a true story’ will get me to the movie theater every time. Here are some true stories that are our personal favorites…
American Gangster is based on a true story. Like usual, after I see a ‘fact-based’ movie, I run home to learn all I can about the REAL characters that the movie is based on. In this case, Frank Lucas. Here’s what I found out about Frank ‘Superfly’ Lucas… a drug lord of the 1970’s and 80’s.
Doritos is looking for an undiscovered music artist to perform a great song for a Doritos commercial. This is part of Doritos’ annual superbowl contest event, with the winner to get their song aired on TV, along with a record deal.
Did you know?… If you want to keep your movie PG-13, you can only have one F-bomb in it. Any more than that, and they bump you up to an R rating. BUT… if you precede your F-bomb with the word ‘mother’… then you automatically get an R rating!
Okay, so the Momix dancers may not be the same as the Jello dancers, but they are the new Hanes dancers! Check out the Hanes commercial which features performers from the Momix Dance Company…
Much to our surprise, we actually enjoyed Quentin Tarantino’s double-feature movie, Grindhouse. We preferred ‘Death Proof’ over ‘Panet Terror’… but both were enjoyable to watch because they were so different from traditional movies you see in the theater these days. Stuntwoman, Zoe Bell, and Kurt Russell made the movie ‘Death Proof’.
Some movie reviews for new releases we’ve seen recently at the movie theater. Included: Fracture, Shooter, Disturbia, Wild Hogs, Reign Over Me, Happy Feet, The Lookout, Letters From Iwo Jima, Breach, and Alpha Dog.
In light of today’s announcement that Larry Birkhead was officially determined to be the father of Anna Nicole Smith’s baby, Dannielynn, I feel a little closer to this story than most. Here’s why…
Did you see Adam Sandler hosting The Late Show for David Letterman last night??? Good stuff! Some highlights…
The Late Night TV Page helps you stay on top of who’s going to be on all the talk shows. Plus, see who’s going to be on the daytime talk shows, too. You’ll never miss your favorite celebs making their rounds on the talk show circuit again!
Here are two little-known secrets about movies… 1. When the best day & time to see a movie at the theater is. 2. Who the new ‘greeters’ in movie theaters across the country are. Enjoy!
Two interesting news bytes regarding Netflix and YouTube that I thought were interesting…
Personally, I think the best thing that Al Gore can do at this point is to come out with a Sequel to his movie ‘An Inconvenient Truth’. In it, he should videotape a day in the life with the Gore family showing exactly the things that they are doing in their everyday lives to make this space a better place — for themselves, their children, and their children’s children.
The Psych TV show on USA Network features a fake psychic and real detectives. It’s a whodunit show gone awry… In that same vain, here are some interactive online games you can try your hand at. They’re actually quite fun. They are for people who are good at spotting details. Enjoy!
Some information that I found interesting about Billy Bob Thornton…
‘Design Star’ is like Reality TV for interior designers… but better — because they’re actually helping people, and making significant changes in people’s everyday houses. Think: ‘Extreme Home Makeover… as a competition’.
Here’s my take on the following movies: The Breakup starring Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Aniston, Brokeback Mountain, and the DaVinci Code with Tom Hanks.
I went to see ‘Click’ starring Adam Sandler last night — I won free Sneak Preview tickets! It was HILARIOUS…
Watch these video clips for popular movie trailers and you’ll see just how much the movie’s preview influences your decision whether or not to see the movie in theaters!
Try your hand at cracking the code online… Here is the online DaVinci Code Puzzle, brought to you by Google and Sony Pictures. Good Luck!
The movie ‘High Roller: The Stu Ungar Story’ is about poker legend, Stu Ungar — aka Stuey ‘The Kid’ Ungar — who was a man with a gift for cards. The movie’s writer and director is A.W. Tony Vidmer, who hails from Nashville, Tennessee. Here’s why I am in awe of both the movie, and the movie’s writer/director. We’re talking about more than just poker here…
Here’s our review of the movie ‘Faith of My Fathers’ — Senator John McCain’s personal story.
All about Timothy Treadwell movie, Grizzly Man, airing on the Discovery Channel on TV, and now available on DVD. This guy was ‘one’ with the bears.
A rundown of Howard Stern’s first day on SIRIUS radio, plus some little-known facts about the King of All Media, Howard Stern.
Here’s the story behind the story of Analiese Michel — the young girl about whom a movie was created and titled ‘The Exorcism of Emily Rose’. Yes, the Catholic church approved the exorcism, but check out everything that went wrong!…
What makes Steven Soderbergh’s movie, Bubble, so interesting? It is the first movie ever released in theaters …and on DVD…and on hi-definition TV at the same time. And it’s guaranteed to shake up the way things are done in the movie industry.
Whether or not you’ve ever seen RENT the musical on- or off-Broadway… I would encourage you to go see RENT the movie in theaters opening November 23rd. Here’s a little background on the Broadway play/musical and its writer, Jonathan Larson. It’s a truly inspiring story…
The Walk The Line movie looks into the world and music of Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash. Here’s some behind-the-scenes scoop about the filming and actors, including Joaquin Phoenix as Johnny Cash and Reese Witherspoon as June Carter Cash.
Here are some little-known facts about the movies ‘Saw’ and ‘Saw II’. We’ve seen both, and here’s our review.
I remember when “LIVE From New York – It’s Saturday Night!” was an anthem that always brought a smile to my face. But, it’s been a decade or more since SNL has been worth staying up for.
Google has posted the complete Chris Rock show “Everybody Hates Chris” on its video page. Watch it online here. I’m glad they did, because I like Chris Rock.
The movie 40 Year Old Virgin is just plain FUN. It’s loaded with laughs from start to finish. It’s about a laugh a minute. Shock & awe type BELLY laughs!
I think this movie is a class act, and an exceptionally fine tribute to firefighters of yesterday, today, and tomorrow. Movies like Ladder 49 help to remind us of all that we take for granted on a daily basis, and those who regularly put their lives on the line for others. It’s a rollercoaster ride of emotional ups & downs, but there’s a TON of humor and good-hearted fun all throughout the movie as well.
I’ve always wanted to try something FUN during an awards show — like I’ve heard other couples do. You know, invite some friends over and do your own voting during the show!
A review of the movie ‘A Lot Like Love’ and how this theme has probably worked its way into the lives of many…
Four Brothers was #1 at the box office – bumping Dukes of Hazzard to #3 after being at #1 for the past 2 weeks. Unfortunately, it was kind of a disappointment.
SONY has been ordered to pay $1.5 million to moviegoers for using “a fake Connecticut-based movie critic” in ads for several of their films. The Good News… If you saw any of these films: “Vertical Limit” (Bill Paxton) “A Knight’s…
Which is ‘The Best Online Movie Rental Company’? Our review of online movie rental companies, with the pros and cons of each (including Netflix and Amazon).