For years now, I have been quite the DVD commentary enthusiast. It all began with the infamous drunken commentary track on the Cannibal: The Musical DVD featuring intoxicatingly funny conversation from very intoxicated stars...
All spotlights seem to be focused squarely on Tina Fey every weekend as America fervently tunes in to see her portray Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin. But is this good for the Obama/Biden campaign, or simply adding more fuel to the Palin media mania sweeping the nation?
Watching the VMAs last night was, in a word, torture. The only saving grace was Russell Brand, who managed to actually be entertaining during the ignominious joke of a ceremony we were all watching. Read Pat Sue Gentry’s write-up about the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards here, or on the Trashwire Blog.
I have a very dangerous addiction to MTV’s Rock the Cradle, the American Idol style show where the children of music stars compete for viewer votes. I would compare this to a drug addiction because, while it’s probably destroying my brain to watch this trash-tastic series, I just can’t stop tuning in. It’s the ultimate guilty pleasure!
The annual White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner in Washington D.C. can be one of the most bizarre and surreal events of the year. Where else are you going to be able to chat with Henry Kissinger and Heidi Montag in the same room? This year’s event marked the fourth time Trashwire has covered the pre-party scene and, as usual, it didn’t disappoint.
These days, there are hundreds of ways to watch videos online and sometimes it can be hard to weed out the crap from the good stuff. Sites like YouTube are polluted with poor quality user-submitted videos or catch-them-while-they-last clips from your favorite TV shows, which are often pulled from the site before you can even copy the embed code to your blog. That’s where Hulu.com comes in.
An astounding nine regional movie premieres will be taking place at this year’s South by Southwest (SXSW) film festival in Austin, TX. All of these premieres are early screenings of new mainstream movies that will serve as a testing ground for how the films will be marketed and distributed to the rest of America. The only major difference from a regular trip to the movies is that, at these screenings, there is a major opportunity to see the cast of the films and chat with them about each production.
Trashwire writer Wil Chinchilla will be covering SXSW for Trashwire, so keep checking back for more from the fest.
Trashwire contributor Erin Florence Dean brings us her thoughts on the Academy Awards.
Whenever anyone mentions the Oscars and their sponsoring organization, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), there are two questions that run through my ever-questioning mind: What is The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and why should I use their opinions to evaluate the quality of a film?