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83’rd Oscar Predictions

February 27, 2011

From the psychosexual tension of Black Swan to the mind bending panache of Inception, 2010 was fraught with new takes on some old concepts. Tomorrow night the gold statuettes at the 83’rd Academy Awards will be handed out and the winners and losers of millions of office pools around the country will be determined. Throwing […]

Avatar Returns?

March 13, 2010

With its wildly successful theatrical run nearing its end, will Avatar be re-released in the summer? Possibly. At a Gabelli & Co investor’s conference IMAX CEO Richard Gelfond said that Cameron had about 40 minutes of additional material that didn’t make the theatrical cut. He also predicted a rerelease, which he said probably would occur in […]

Lady GaGa Releases Telephone

March 13, 2010

It appears as if the more normal the setting, the crazier it is with GaGa as she parades in fishnet stockings around a prison in her new video for Telephone. Once again displaying her many eccentricities and then some, she teams up with Beyonce and the PW from Kill Bill to spread some camp. Sunglasses with cigarettes […]

Music Corner: Uffie

March 4, 2010

Uffie, the 22 year old indie musician who Ke$ha is often cited as “shamelessly ripping off” has dropped a killer single with the potential to be a huge club hit. An addictive beat mixed with Uffie’s hipster witticism combines to form the track MC’s Can Kiss. You can hear it here: Her debut album Sex […]

Carrie Underwood on Sesame Street

February 9, 2010

See that little squiggly, [maybe] weirdly shaped worm in the above video? It’s American Idol season four winner Carrie Underwood making a guest appearance on Sesame Street. She’ll first appear this Thursday with more appearances on March 17, April 8 and April 26. She may have lost to Taylor Swift at the Grammy’s this year but […]

Will This Be the End of Heroes?

February 9, 2010

After a spectacular first season back in 2006, NBC’s hit Heroes has been met with nothing but rocky criticism since. Season two was panned for slowing down too quickly, season three for just being plain awful and four, well four is actually being well received right now. Though fans and critics alike have been pleased […]

A Laverne & Shirley Movie?

February 9, 2010

Though director Garry Marshall’s newest flick Valentine’s Day doesn’t hit theaters until this Friday, he’s already sharing his thoughts on a possible screen adaptation of the classic 76′-83 Laverne & Shirley tv series he helped create. The stars? None other then Jennifer Garner and Jessica Biel, who in addition to co-starring in VD have also struck […]

The Who Rocked The Superbowl

February 8, 2010

Even though they’ve gotten older, the Who were still able to maintain the same rock spirit they’ve always had. This year’s superbowl wasn’t just entertaining on the field (with a second half that saw New Orleans really up their game) but with a half time show that had a mix of four of the Who’s […]

Christoph Waltz Deserves An Oscar Win

February 2, 2010

All the way back in September we here at The Media Crunch vouched for an early Oscar nomination for Christoph Waltz’s incredible performance in QT’s Inglorious Basterds. As the rest of ’09 flew by and more stellar performances were given (in particular, Stanley Tucci as George Harvey in The Lovely Bones) our position that Mr. Waltz deserved […]

2009: The Best of the Year

December 31, 2009

2009 marks the end of a decade filled with a cultural shift in terms of music, film and technology. Like other best of lists, this one compiles what TMC feels are the best releases in every category. Picks are selected on craftsmanship, ability and the potential they have to stand the test of time. All […]