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40 Years of the Partridge Family

The Partridge Family is celebrating 40 years.  On September 25, 1970 the first episode of The Partridge Family aired.   The showed aired for 4 seasons and had an audience of teens and preteens girls in their trance.  Today reruns of the show can be seen in syndication.    Along with being a hit television show The Partridge family had several hit albums and songs.  Hit singles like  “I Think I Love.”

Steve Carell and Chili’s Add Comedy to the Lebron James and Cavaliers Drama

If you have not been living under a rock you know that Lebron James made it known that he was leave the Cleveland Cavaliers, the NBA team he had played for since coming out of high school, for the Miami Heat during a live television broadcast on ESPN.  To say that the owners and fans were not angry would be like saying Lost was the worst television show ever(I’m a huge Lost fan and I know that it is was one of the best shows ever and it needs to have a movie-but I digress. )  After the announcement Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert wrote angry open letter to Cleveland fans that blasted Lebron and the way he made his decision.

In a spoof during the ESPY Awards Steve Carell parodied the Lebron James’s announcement by declaring he was taking his appetite to Outback Steakhouse.  He was asked to explain what he would say to the management and staff of Chili’s.   Chili’s then issued a satirical letter to Steve Carell that mimicked the letter Dan Gilbert wrote to James.   It really softened a very emotionally tense situation.  Carell was great and showed why so many fans love watching him on The Office.

Toy Story 3 Doesn’t Dissappoint at the Box Office

 

It must be the summer for the animations.  First  Shrek Forever After ruled the box office this summer with several weeks at the top.  Now Toy Story 3 is set to top this weeks box office sales. .  Current projections for this weekend is over $100 million in box office sales for Toy Story 3. It made $41 million on its opening day, June 18th.   I have to say that I loved both of the two previous Toy Story stories and they did not dissappoint  It was a while since Toy Story(1995) and and Toy Story 2(1999) has been released.  Last fall Disney released a double feature of the Toy Story and Toy Story 2, which is a good move since a lot of young viewers were not familiar with the first two Toy Story movies; and those that are old enough to remember them may have forgotten a lot of the movies.   Hopefully it will not take as long to release Toy Story 4, because sequels are always a good idea when they are full of good ideas.   

11 years between the release of Toy Story 3 and its predecessor makes me hopeful that there will be The Incredibles 2.   If you are reading Pixar, we are still waiting.

Shrek Forever After Still Number One at the Box Office After 3 Weeks

 Shrek Forever After is one of those sequels that still has audiences interested.   The title has everyone speculating that this will be the last Shrek movie made, but when there are still people coming out to watch the film there is still a chance for more Shrek movies to be made.  

 Shrek Forever After debuted at number one its first week and has kept that spot for the last three weeks.  According to, Box Office Mojo, Shrek Forever After, had a budget of $165 million.  During its first 3 weeks it grossed $188,602,643 in domestic sales; internationally it grossed $255,752,942 worldwide. 

If you want to catch up on other Shrek movies you can take a look at the Shrek DVDs available.  You can purchase all the previous Shrek movies (Shrek, Shrek 2, Shrek the Third) separately or as set containing all three of the movies together.  All films are available for DVD and Blu-Ray.

Lost Finale gets 13.6 Million Viewers

The Lost Finale had 16.6 million viewers.  That was a great number, but not more than some other great finales. 

Seinfeld, that comedy about nothing, had 76 million viewers.  Friends said goodbye with 52 million viewers.  Everybody Loves Raymond  had 33 million viewers.  The one that tops the list, and probably will forever was M*A*S*H with 133 million viewers.

One thing that you have to consider is the amount of things that are now fighting for people’s attention.  As time have gone by, there have been more television networks and more television shows that have divided people’s interests.  There are also more DVRs to record show and on demand programs that allow people to watch television shows whenever they want.  Television ratings are not what they use to be.  Although 16.6 million viewers is not the greatest record, it is pretty good for considering the amount of entertainment sources we have today.  

Source:USAToday.com

Last Season of “Lost” Continues Tomorrow Night

Lost took a week hiatus and left fans at the edge of their seats waiting for a new episode and answers to questions they have had since the first season of “Lost.”  Last week was a rerun of the episode that dealt with the history of Richard Alpert.   Richard Alpert has been one of the big questions of the island.  How could one man never age and be the same all through time?  It was a surprise to see that he had less knowledge about the island and Jacob than some of the “candidates.”   

This week’s preview of “Lost” seems to feature more than one “Lost” character, unlike the previous episodes.   The finale is just a few weeks away so we can see a lot more revelations.  Right  now we do not know who really is evil and who really is good.  What will Charles Whitmore do when he finally get a hold of Benjamin Linus.   Whitmore has finally reached the island after being kicked off by Linus years ago.  Now that Whitmore has so much power in his hands, what will happen to Linus?  Also,how will the memories of the Losties in the Flash sideways on the mainland play into the Losties on the island?   Those are just a few questions that will hopefully get answered.      

Personally, I hope that John Locke can be alive in the season finale and not possessed by the smoke monster.  He is one of my favorite characters and it was a huge letdown when he was murdered by Linus and then when we realized the island had not allowed him to come back to life.

With the finale coming May 23, 2010, the anticipation of what is to come is almost unbearable.

Preview of Lost: “The Candidate”

Lost DVDs

Creed Bratton from NBC’s “The Office” Releases a New Album

Creed BattonSinger-songwriter and actor-comic Creed Bratton, currently best-known for the quirky former 60s rock-star character he portrays on the NBC TV hit comedy series “The Office”, is scheduled to release Bounce Back, his first CD of new material in two years. Assisted by his backing band, The 3DVB’s and his Office co-star Ed Helms, Bratton returns yet again to his passion as a serious and accomplished musician.

Creed Bratton is musician that portrays the character with the same name on “The Office.” Before that, he was a musician that has been performing since the 1960s.

Couples Retreat Tops Blockbuster’s Rental and DVD Sales List

Couples retreat was a box office hit for Vince Vahn and the rest of the cast.  The romantic comedy opened last year at number with over $34 million in box office ticket sales.    In the United States it grossed $109 million and almost $169 million worldwide.   Couples retreat star Vince Vahn, Jason Bateman, Jon Favreau, Faizon Love, Kristin Davis, Kristen Bell and Malin Akerman.

This past week it also scored some big numbers by being the number one rented and purchased DVD from Blockbuster.    

The complete List is Below:

Top 10 Renting DVD Titles at U.S. BLOCKBUSTER stores for the week ending Feb. 14, 2010:

  1. Couples Retreat

  2. The Time Traveler’s Wife

  3. The Stepfather

  4. Zombieland

  5. Love Happens

  6. Surrogates

  7. The Hurt Locker

  8. The Collector

  9. Amelia

  10. A Serious Man

Top 10 Online Renting DVD Titles at Blockbuster.com for the week ending Feb. 14, 2010:

  1. Couples Retreat

  2. The Time Traveler’s Wife

  3. Zombieland

  4. The Stepfather

  5. Surrogates

  6. Amelia

  7. Love Happens

  8. The Hurt Locker

  9. Whip It

  10. Inglourious Basterds