Tuesday, April 12, 2011

TiVo Guide Week of April 11, 2011

"How I Met Your Mother" Marshall quits his job to volunteer for an environmental organization; and Ted and Zoey's opposing views on the Arcadia are troubling for their relationship. Monday at 8 on CBS.

"Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution" Jamie Oliver brings his Food Revolution to Los Angeles in the Season 2 opener, and things get off to a rough start when the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) refuses him access to their schools. Tuesday at 8 on ABC.

"Dancing With the Stars" The fourth-round results show. Tuesday at 9 on ABC.

"Game of Thrones" In the premiere of this adaptation of author George R.R. Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire" medieval fantasies, King Robert Baratheon journeys north to offer Lord Ned Stark an important position in his court after the death of a trusted mentor. Meanwhile, the exiled Prince Viserys Targaryen uses his sister, Daenerys, as a pawn in his plot to return to power. Sunday at 9 on HBO.

"TV Land Awards" Honorees for the ninth annual ceremony, which recognizes revered shows and stars from TV's past, include Regis Philbin (Legend Award); "Family Ties" (Fan Favorite Award); "The Cosby Show" (Impact Award); and "The Facts of Life" (Pop Culture Award). Also: Daryl Hall and John Oates receive the Music Icon Award; and "Welcome Back, Kotter" is feted with the 35th Anniversary Award. Sunday at 9 on TV Land.

Monday, April 11, 2011

MTV Movie Awards finalists

Best Kiss
Amanda Crew & Zac Efron "Charlie St. Cloud"
Amanda Seyfried & Shiloh Fernandez "Red Riding Hood"
Amy Adams & Mark Wahlberg "The Fighter"
Angelina Jolie & Johnny Depp "The Tourist"
Anne Hathaway & Jake Gyllenhaal "Love and Other Drugs"
Drew Barrymore & Justin Long "Going the Distance"
Ellen Page & Joseph Gordon-Levitt "Inception"
Emily Blunt & Matt Damon "The Adjustment Bureau"
Emma Stone & Penn Badgley "Easy A"
Emma Watson & Daniel Radcliffe "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1"
Jennifer Aniston & Adam Sandler "Just Go With It"
Jim Carrey & Ewan McGregor "I Love You Phillip Morris"
Jonah Hill & Russell Brand "Get Him to the Greek"
Katherine Heigl & Josh Duhamel "Life as We Know It"
Kristen Stewart & Robert Pattinson "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse"
Kristen Stewart & Taylor Lautner "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse"
Lyndsy Fonseca & Aaron Johnson "Kick-Ass"
Minka Kelly & Cam Gigandet "The Roommate"
Natalie Portman & Ashton Kutcher "No Strings Attached"
Natalie Portman & Mila Kunis "Black Swan"

Best Fight
Amy Adams vs. The Sister "The Fighter"
Angelina Jolie vs. Liev Schreiber "Salt"
Bruce Willis vs. Karl Urban "Red"
Chloe Mortez vs. Mark Strong "Kick-Ass"
Daniel Radcliff & Rupert Grint vs. Helena Bonham Carter "Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows: Part 1"
Garrett Hedlund vs. Anis Cheufra "TRON: Legacy"
Jaden Smith vs. Zhenwai Wang "The Karate Kid"
Jake Gyllenhaal vs. Guards "Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time"
Jason Statham vs. David Leitch "The Mechanic"
Jeff Bridges vs. Jeff Bridges "TRON: Legacy"
Jeffrey Dean Morgan vs. Zoe Saldana "The Losers"
Joseph Gordon-Levitt vs. Subconcious "Inception"
Michael Cera vs. Jason Schwartzman "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World"
Robert Downey Jr. vs. Mickey Rourke "Iron Man 2"
Robert Pattinson vs. Bryce Dallas Howard & Xavier Samuel "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse"
Sam Worthington vs. The Kraken "Clash of the Titans"
Scarlett Johansson vs. Guards "Iron Man 2"
Seth Rogen vs. Jay Chou "The Green Hornet"
Tom Cruise vs. Airplane Passengers "Knight & Day"
Vince Vaughn vs. Channing Tatum "The Dilemma"

Best Villain
Ben Kingsley "Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time"
Billy Burke "Red Riding Hood"
Bryce Dallas Howard "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse"
Chloe Mortez "Let Me In"
Christoph Waltz "The Green Hornet"
Christopher Mintz-Plasse "Kick-Ass"
Dev Patel "The Last Airbender"
Jackie Earle Haley "A Nightmare on Elm Street"
Jason Schwartzman "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World"
Jeff Bridges "TRON: Legacy"
Leighton Meester "The Roommate"
Mark Strong "Kick-Ass"
Mickey Rourke "Iron Man 2"
Ned Beatty "Toy Story 3"
Ralph Fiennes "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1"
Ryan Phillippe "The Lincoln Lawyer"
Tom Felton "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1"
Val Kilmer "MacGruber"
Xavier Samuel "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse"

Best Jaw Dropping Moment
Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, David Spade, Kevin James & Rob Schneider "Grown Ups" Five old dudes take a whiz in the kiddie pool. So refreshing.
Ashley Bell "The Last Exorcism" A possessed Ashley Bell twists her spine more than a sippy straw.
Ben Stiller & Robert De Niro "Little Fockers" Stiller sticks a hypodermic needle in De Niro's "manhood." Cue family bonding.
Bradley Cooper "Limitless" The taste of your own enemy is darn tasty when it's filled with the right drug.
Chloe Mortez & Nicolas Cage "Kick-Ass" Poppa Nic gives his baby girl a taste of lead, so she can man up a bit.
Dwayne Johnson & Samuel L. Jackson "The Other Guys" Samuel L. and Dwayne can do anything, except survive a leap off a building.
James Franco "127 Hours" It's all fun and games 'til your arm is trapped, numb and bleeding under a rock.
Jonah Hill, Russell Brand & Sean "Diddy" Combs "Get Him to the Greek" Everything will be cool as long as you stroke the furry walls.
Justin Bieber "Justin Bieber: Never Say Never" Who knew a Bieber lap dance would only cost as much as movie ticket?
Leonardo DiCaprio & Ellen Page "Inception" Sometimes you have to blow apart a cafe to prove a point.
Natalie Portman "Black Swan" It begins with a hangnail, and suddenly you're ripping off your skin.
Nick Swardson "Just Go With It" Just a little "tongue and hump" and a sheep comes back to life.
Seth Rogen "Paul" An invasion of little green cheecks.
Sprague Grayden & Molly Ephraim "Paranormal Activity 2" Night vision + evil spirits + basement = lost lunch.
Steve-O "Jackass 3D" Steve-O flies through the air with the greatest of ease: in a Porta-Potty filled with feces.
Topher Grace "Take Me Home Tonight" Topher goes ballin' the best way: inside a large metal ball.
Will Forte & Ryan Phillippe "MacGruber" Will Forte takes down a few gun-totin' bad guys with a celery stalk. Chew on that!
Zach Galifianakis & Dog "Due Date" Zach and his French bulldog massage the magic stick.

Biggest Badass Star
Aaron Eckhart
Alex Pettyfer
Angelina Jolie
Ashton Kutcher
Chloe Mortez
Dwayne Johnson
Jackie Chan
Jaden Smith
Jake Gyllenhaal
Jason Statham
Jeff Bridges
Jeremy Renner
Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Mark Wahlberg
Milla Jovovich
Robert Downey Jr.
Russell Crowe
Sam Worthington
Scarlett Johansson
Tom Cruise
Tom Hardy

Best Scared-as-S**t Performance
Ashley Bell "The Last Exorcism"
Elias Koteas "Let Me In"
Ellen Page "Inception"
Jackie Earle Haley "A Nightmare on Elm Street"
James Franco "127 Hours"
Jessica Szohr "Piranha 3D"
Katie Cassidy "A Nightmare on Elm Street"
Kelly Brook "Piranha 3D"
Kodi Smit-McPhee "Let Me In"
Max Thieriot "My Soul to Take"
Minka Kelly "The Roommate"
Natalie Portman "Black Swan"
Renee Zellweger "Case 39"
Rhys Wakefield "Sanctum"
Rooney Mara "A Nightmare on Elm Street"
Ryan Reynolds "Buried"
Sprague Grayden "Paranormal Activity 2"

Best Line from a Movie
Aaron Johnson "Kick-Ass" "With no power, comes no responsibilty."
Alexys Nycole Sanchez "Grown Ups" "I want to get chocolate wasted!"
Armie Hammer "The Social Network" "I'm 6'5", 220 pounds and there are two of me."
Chloe Mortez "Kick-Ass" "You just contact the mayor's office. He has a special signal he shines in the sky; it's in the shape of a giant c***."
Danny Trejo "Machete" "Machete don't text."
Emma Stone & Amanda Bynes "Easy A" "There's a higher power that will judge you for your indecency." "Tom Cruise?"
Greta Gerwig "No Strings Attached" "It's like a crime scene in my pants."
Jackie Chan "The Karate Kid" "Your focus needs more focus."
Jeff Bridges "TRON: Legacy" "You're really ruining my Zen thing."
Jesse Eisenberg "The Social Network" "If you guys were the inventors of F******k, you'd have invented F******k."
Justin Timberlake & Andrew Garfield "The Social Netowrk" "...A million dollars isn't cool. You know what's cool?" "What?" "A billion dollars."
Leonardo DiCaprio "Inception" "What is the most resilient parasite? Bacteria? A virus? An intestinal worm? An idea."
Liam Neeson "Clash of the Titans" "Release the Kraken!"
Mark Wahlberg "The Other Guys" "I'm like a peacock; you gotta let me fly!"
Robert Pattinson "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" "Doesn't he own a shirt?"
Sean "Diddy" Combs "Get Him to the Greek" "I've got six f*ckin' kids! Do you know how many Air Jordans six black kids wear?"
Steve Carell "Dinner for Schmucks" "When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade. Unless you don't have any water or sugar. And then you just eat the lemons, and the rind will give you diarrhea."
Taylor Launter "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" "Let's face it, I'm hotter than you."
Tom Hardy "Inception" "You mustn't be afraid to dream bigger, darling." - Eames pulling out a gigantic machine gun that dwarfs Arthur's tiny firearm.
Will Ferrell "The Other Guys" "This meal is terrible... it tastes like roasted dog asshole. I asked myself, 'Who would slow roast a dog's asshole and feed it to me?' You would."

Best Female Breakout Star
Alyson Michalka "Easy A"
Ashley Bell "The Last Exorcism"
Bailee Madison "Just Go With It"
Brooklyn Decker "Just Go With It"
Chloe Mortez "Kick-Ass"
Christina Aguilera "Burlesque"
Dianna Agron "I Am Number Four"
Hailee Steinfeld "True Grit"
Jennifer Lawrence "Winter's Bone"
Jessica Szohr "Piranha 3D"
Jodelle Ferland "Case 39"
Joey King "Romana and Beezus"
Leighton Meester "The Roommate"
Mary Elizabeth Winstead "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World"
Minka Kelly "The Roommate"
Nicola Peltz "The Last Airbender"
Olivia Wilde "TRON: Legacy"
Rooney Mara "The Social Network"
Sharni Vinson "Step Up 3D"

Best Male Breakout Performance
Aaron Johnson "Kick-Ass"
Alex Pettyfer "I Am Number Four"
Andrew Garfield "The Social Network"
Armie Hammer "The Social Network"
Garrett Hedlund "TRON: Legacy"
Jackson Rathbone "The Last Airbender"
Jay Chou "The Green Hornet"
Josh Hutcherson "The Kids Are All Right"
Keir Gilchrist "It's Kind of a Funny Story"
Kodi Smit-McPhee "Let Me In"
Ne-Yo "Battle: Los Angeles"
Noah Ringer "The Last Airbender"
Rick Malambri "Step Up 3D"
Shiloh Fernandez "Red Riding Hood"
Tom Hardy "Inception"
Tom Sturridge "Waiting for Forever"
Xavier Samuel "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse"

Best Comedic Performance
Adam Sandler "Just Go With It"
Ashton Kutcher "No Strings Attached"
Ben Stiller "Little Fockers"
Chris Rock "Grown Ups"
Emma Stone "Easy A"
Jason Sudeikis "Hall Pass"
Jim Carrey "I Love You Phillip Morris"
Jonah Hill "Get Him to the Greek"
Mark Wahlberg "The Other Guys"
Martin Lawrence "Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son"
Nick Frost "Paul"
Owen Wilson "Hall Pass"
Paul Rudd "Dinner for Schmucks"
Russell Brand "Get Him to the Greek"
Simon Pegg "Paul"
Sean "Diddy" Combs "Get Him to the Greek"
Steve Carell "Date Night"
Tina Fey "Date Night"
Tracy Morgan "Death at a Funeral"
Vince Vaughn "The Dilemma"
Will Ferrell "The Other Guys"
Zach Galifianakis "Due Date"

Best Female Performance
Amanda Seyfried "Red Riding Hood"
Amy Adams "The Fighter"
Angelina Jolie "The Tourist"
Anne Hathaway "Love and Other Drugs"
Blake Lively "The Town"
Cameron Diaz "The Green Hornet"
Ellen Page "Inception"
Emma Stone "Easy A"
Emma Watson "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows: Part 1"
Jennifer Aniston "Just Go With It"
Jennifer Lopez "The Back-Up Plan"
Kristen Stewart "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse"
Melissa Leo "The Fighter"
Michelle Williams "Blue Valentine"
Mila Kunis "Black Swan"
Milla Jovovich "Resident Evil: Afterlife"
Natalie Portman "Black Swan"
Scarlett Johansson "Iron Man 2"
Tina Fey "Date Night"
Zoe Saldana "The Losers"

Best Male Performance
Ashton Kutcher "No Strings Attached"
Bradley Cooper "Limitless"
Christian Bale "The Fighter"
Daniel Radcliffe "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1"
Jaden Smith "The Karate Kid"
Jake Gyllenhaal "Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time"
James Franco "127 Hours"
Jeremy Renner "The Town"
Jesse Eisenberg "The Social Network"
Johnny Depp "The Tourist"
Joseph Gordon-Levitt "Inception"
Justin Timberlake "The Social Network"
Leonardo DiCaprio "Inception"
Mark Wahlberg "The Fighter"
Matthew McConaughey "The Lincoln Lawyer"
Robert Downey Jr. "Iron Man 2"
Robert Pattinson "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse"
Rupert Grint "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1"
Seth Rogen "The Green Hornet"
Shia LaBeouf "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps"
Taylor Lautner "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse"
Zac Efron "Charlie St. Cloud"

Best Movie
"127 Hours"
"Black Swan"
"Despicable Me"
"Easy A"
"The Fighter"
"Grown Ups"
"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1"
"Iron Man 2"
"Jackass 3D"
"The Karate Kid"
"The Lincoln Lawyer"
"The Other Guys"
"Red Riding Hood"
"Scott Pilgrim vs. the World"
"The Social Network"
"Toy Story 3"
"TRON: Legacy"
"The Twilight Saga: Eclipse"

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

TiVo Guide Week of April 4, 2011 *spoiler alert*

"American Idol" The finalists perform songs from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Guitar virtuoso Jeff Beck accompanies the contestants. Wednesday at 8 on Fox.

"Breaking In" In the premiere of this comedy about a high-tech security firm that protects clients by exposing their vulnerabilities, Contra boss Oz (Christian Slater) blackmails a perpetual college student-cum-computer hacker (Bret Harrison) to be his intern, but the newcomer is out of his league when he's tasked with stealing an expensive car from a dealer, and adjusting to an office full of eccentrics doesn't make life any easier. Adam Sandler is an executive producer. Wednesday at 9:30 on Fox.

"The Big Bang Theory" Sheldon and Amy spread gossip as part of an experiment; and Howard and Bernadette's relationship gets serious. Physicist Brian Greene has a cameo. Thursday at 8 on CBS.

"Merlin" Conclusion. The Season 3 finale finds Camelot crumbling under the control of Queen Morgana and Morgause's immortal army. While Arthur, Lancelot, Elyan and Percival prepare a counterattack, Merlin rushes to retrieve the Excalibur sword from the Lake of Avalon. Friday at 10 on Syfy.

Sunday, April 03, 2011

WrestleMania XXVII card and picks

WWE Title Match
John Cena vs. The Miz

No Holds Barred Match
Triple H vs. The Undertaker

World Heavyweight Title Match
Alberto Del Rio with Brodus Clay vs. Edge with Christian

Randy Orton vs. CM Punk

John Morrison, Trish Stratus and Snooki vs. Dolph Ziggler, Layla and Michelle McCool

Ezekiel Jackson, Heath Slater, Justin Gabriel and Wade Barrett vs. Big Show, Kane, Santino Marella and one other Superstar TBA

Rey Mysterio vs. Cody Rhodes

Special Referee: Steve Austin
Jerry Lawler vs. Michael Cole with Jack Swagger

WWE United States Title Match
Daniel Bryan vs. Sheamus

Well, here's what it comes down to, the World Series, Super Bowl, Stanley Cup Finals, NBA Finals, BCS National Championship Game and the NCAA Tournament Final all rolled into one if you're a wrestling fan. Last time I made picks for a WWE PPV, I was perfect to raise my record to 280-241. Now, I want to be sure that on WWE's biggets night, I succeed again. That's why tonight, I'm going with John Cena; Undertaker; Edge; Randy Orton; Dolph Ziggler, Layla & Michelle McCool; Ezekiel Jackson, Heath Slater, Justin Gabriel & Wade Barrett (subject to change); Rey Mysterio; Michael Cole; and Sheamus. Wish me luck.

Monday, March 28, 2011

TiVo Guide Week of March 28, 2011 *spoiler alert*

"Nurse Jackie" Jackie is not too happy to hear that Eddie now considers Kevin a good friend and will not continue to lie to him. She is also unhappy to learn that Dr. O'Hara is seeking a new job because of her. And Mrs. Akalitus announces the hospital may receive a visit from the first lady. Monday at 10 on Showtime.

"Grey's Anatomy" As a momentous event hits Seattle Grace-Mercy West, Callie (who's about to undergo something big herself) imagines the hospital in a new way. Songs performed by the cast include "Chasing Cars," "How to Save a Life" and "The Story." Thursday at 9 on ABC.

"Camelot" A historical drama chronicling the Arthurian legend. In the series opener, King Uther dies, leaving young commoner Arthur as heir to the throne of England, where he is championed by the wizard Merlin but destined to tangle with his evil half sister, the sorceress Morgan. Friday at 10 on Starz.

Monday, March 21, 2011

TiVo Guide Week of March 21, 2011 *spoiler alert*

"Pretty Little Liars" In the first-season finale, the girls recruit an unexpected ally to assist them in stopping "A." Monday at 8 on ABC Family.

"Hot in Cleveland" Elka finally goes on trial, but she'll have to rely on someone other than her lawyer to stay out of jail. Meanwhile, Joy does a favor for the First Lady of Ohio (Amy Sedaris) that makes the wrong kind of headlines. Wednesday at 10 on TV Land.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

2011 NCAA Tournament predictions

It's that time again, to fill those brackets and cry in agony when you see a No. 4 seed you picked to win it all go down to No. 13 seed in the first round. Anyways, here's my predictions for the Tournament. It will be light on opening weekend upsets, but rest assured, there were will be plenty of shockers.

First Round
Texas-San Antonio defeats Alabama State
UAB defeats Clemson
Virginia Commonwealth upsets USC
North Carolina-Asheville defeats Arkansas-Little Rock

Second Round
Ohio State defeats Texas-San Antonio
George Mason defeats Villanova
West Virginia defeats UAB
Kentucky defeats Princeton
Xavier defeats Marquette
Syracuse defeats Indiana State
Washington defeats Georgia
North Carolina defeats Long Island
Duke defeats Hampton
Michigan defeats Tennessee
Arizona defeats Memphis
Texas defeats Oakland
Cincinnati defeats Missouri
Connecticut defeats Bucknell
Penn State upsets Temple
San Diego State defeats Northern Colorado
Kansas defeats Boston University
UNLV defeats Illinois
Vanderbilt defeats Richmond
Lousiville defeats Morehead State
Georgetown defeats Virginia Commonwealth
Purdue defeats St. Peter's
Texas A&M defeats Florida State
Notre Dame defeats Akron
Pittsburgh defeats North Carolina-Asheville
Old Dominion upsets Butler
Kansas State defeats Utah State
Belmont upsets Wisconsin
Gonzaga upsets St. John's
Brigham Young defeats Wofford
UCLA defeats Michigan State
Florida defeats UC Santa Barbara

Third Round
Ohio State defeats George Mason
Kentucky defeats West Virginia
Xavier upsets Syracuse
Washington upsets North Carolina
Duke defeats Michigan
Arizona upsets Texas
Cincinnati upsets Connecticut
San Diego State defeats Penn State
Kansas defeats UNLV
Vanderbilt upsets Louisville
Purdue defeats Georgetown
Notre Dame defeats Texas A&M
Pittsburgh defeats Old Dominion
Kansas State defeats Belmont
Brigham Young defeats Gonzaga
Florida defeats UCLA

Sweet Sixteen
Ohio State defeats Kentucky
Washington upsets Xavier
Duke defeats Arizona
San Diego State defeats Cincinnati
Kansas defeats Vanderbilt
Purdue upsets Notre Dame
Kansas State upsets Pittsburgh
Florida defeats Brigham Young

Elite Eight
Ohio State defeats Washington
Duke defeats San Diego State
Kansas defeats Purdue
Kansas State upsets Florida

Final Four
Duke upsets Ohio State
Kansas defeats Kansas State

Championship Game
Duke upsets Kansas

Elimination Chamber results

Things had a way of working out for me during the Elimination Chamber PPV. I went 5-0 on the night, boosting my all-time record to 280-241. John Cena, Edge, The Miz, Heath Slater & Justin Gabriel, and Alberto Del Rio all won, giving me a perfect night. Next up, WrestleMania XXVII. See ya then.

TiVo Guide Week of March 14, 2011 *spoiler alert*

"Glee" The glee kids face stiff competition from the Warblers and Aural Intensity (coached by Sue) at the Regionals, so to impress judges Tammy Jean Albertson (Kathy Griffin) and Sister Mary Constance (Loretta Devine), they decide to perform original material. Meanwhile, Quinn wants to win Finn back to regain her standing at McKinley High. Tuesday at 8 on Fox.

"Justified" Three robbers, led by an aging ex-con who has emphysema and a history with Art, hold up a bank while Winona is in it. Meanwhile, the marshals question Boyd and Ava about the robbery at the coal-mine office. Wednesday at 10 on FX.

"Parks and Recreation" The fate of the Parks Department rests on the success of the Harvest Festival, which is plagued by last-minute problems, including a Wamapoke tribal leader who threatens to put a curse on the event. Thursday at 9:30 on NBC.

"30 Rock" Angie's reality show visits "TGS," resulting in a red-faced situation for Jack, Jenna pining for attention, and Liz leading a scheme to lure Tracy back from Africa. Meanwhile, Frank reconnects with a lost love. Susan Sarandon guest stars. Thursday at 10 on NBC.