Daily Call Sheet: Rabbit Ears Return, Depp Is No Kolchak, Spectacular Links!

Daily Call Sheet: Rabbit Ears Return, Depp Is No Kolchak, Spectacular Links!

RABBIT EARS MAKE A COMEBACK TO SUPPLEMENT STREAMING

WSJ:

With an increased array of online video programming now drawing viewers’ attention, companies are starting to pitch consumers on complementing online video streamed from the Web with broadcast-TV signals as a way to save money on cable subscriptions.

If it gains traction, this trend could undercut part of the rationale for selling off TV spectrum in voluntary auctions, approved by Congress on Friday, aimed at freeing up spectrum for wireless broadband.

Bundled cable programming is a scam, a way to force us to pay for anti-American programming that mocks our values and who we are. If you pay for cable, you are subsidizing OWN, Current TV, MSNBC, among many others …

For America, cancel your cable today!

EDGAR WRIGHT IN NEGOTIATIONS TO DIRECT JOHNNY DEPP IN “THE NIGHT STALKER”

Horrible, horrible idea. Darren McGavin IS Carl Kolchak. You can’t reproduce that any more than you could reproduce Jim Rockford, Fred Sanford, or Ralph Kramden.


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LAST NIGHT’S SCREENING

Ash Wednesday mass.

My favorite time of the year.

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COMING SOON TO HOME VIDEO

THE WAR: KEN BURNS AND LYNN NOVICK’S AWARD-WINNING,* MONUMENTAL DOCUMENTARY DEBUTS ON BLU-RAY™

Just in Time for Father’s Day, Critically-Acclaimed Epic Arrives in High Definition on May 15, 2012 Loaded with Bonus Material Including Commentary by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, Deleted Scenes, Additional Interviews and More

Called “A new masterpiece…” (TV Guide) Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s powerful and acclaimed documentary THE WAR arrives for the first time ever on Blu-ray May 15, 2012 from PBS Distribution and Paramount Home Media Distribution.  Six years in the making, the epic, seven-part film directed and produced by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick explores the history and horror of the Second World War from an American perspective through the personal accounts of men and women from four quintessentially American towns.  Revealing the most intimate human dimensions of a worldwide catastrophe, the 15-hour documentary paints a vivid portrait of how the war touched the lives of every family on every street in every town in America.

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Albert Nobbs: Lionsgate is proud to present the Blu-ray Disc, DVD, Digital Download and On Demand release of Albert Nobbs, available on May 15th, 2012.

A man with a secret. A woman with a dream. Experience the critically acclaimed story of a woman living her life as a man when Lionsgate debuts Albert Nobbs on Blu-ray Disc, DVD, Digital Download and On Demand this May. The drama stars six-time Oscar® nominee* Glenn Close, who gives a “powerhouse performance” (New York Post), as Albert.

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SCOTTDS’ EPIC LINKTACULAR

NEW SERVICE CALLED TUGG HELPS AUDIENCES DEMAND AND BOOK THEIR OWN MOVIE SCREENINGS

“SPARTACUS” ACTOR JAI COURTNEY CAST AS JOHN MCCLANE’S SON FOR THE NEXT “DIE HARD”

DISNEY’S MATTERHORN GETTING THE BIG SCREEN TREATMENT?

“BREAKING BAD” CONTRIBUTES ITEMS FOR AUCTION BENEFITING LEUKEMIA SOCIETY

HOW “JOHN CARTER” SHOULD BE MARKETED

“SHAME” SCREENING PROMPTS “DEN OF SIN” CAMPAIGN IN SOUTH CAROLINA

5 REASONS “STAR WARS” SEQUELS WOULD BE WORSE THAN THE PREQUELS

13 TV SERIES THAT (LOVINGLY) RIPPED OFF “THE X-FILES”

“DAY OF THE LOCUST” AND MOVIES THAT ARE TOO BIG TO FAIL

PJ MEDIA: REMEMBERING 1993’S “FALLING DOWN”

DECONSTRUCTING THE TITLE SEQUENCE OF “THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO”

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CLASSIC PICK FOR THURSDAY,  FEBRUARY 23

TCM:

11:00 AM  Sundowners, The (1960) —  An Australian sheepherder and his wife clash over their nomadic existence and their son’s future. Dir: Fred Zinnemann Cast:  Deborah Kerr, Robert Mitchum, Peter Ustinov.  C-133 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format.

Truly underrated classic courtesy of a great director and cast. You will be so glad you tuned in. Swear.

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My apologies for a weak Call Sheet. About two hours ago the flu hit. The good news is that I was going to take tomorrow off anyway. The bad news is that I’m probably going to be sick as a dog on a day off.

I think it’s food poisoning. Who gets food poisoning on Ash Wednesday?

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