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Movin’ On Up!

Posted in To care on January 30, 2011 by Nick Caruso

The Littlest Winslow has moved! Check me out at the new address:!

Huzzah, muthatruckas! Thanks for all your continued visits and comments!



Betty White/SNL update: It’s actually happening!

Posted in To care, What's on the telly? on April 26, 2010 by Nick Caruso

A few months back, the Internet spoke and someone actually listened – Lorne Michaels that is. Betty White is set to host Saturday Night Live May 8th.

I think it will be rad. I’m going to watch it. You should watch it too.

The 82nd Annual Academy Awards

Posted in To care with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 8, 2010 by Nick Caruso

Here is my commentary on last night’s Oscar ceremony, as promised. Hopefully, this post will take you less time to read than it took to watch the absurdly long and drawn out show.

Though the show seemed to be progressive (probably thanks to my DVR), it still clocked in at a lengthy three-and-a-half hours. Hosts Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin were just OK for me. They had a few funny punchlines, but with Neil Patrick Harris opening the show with another musical number, it seemed like Baldwin and Martin were barely a part of the broadcast. Is anyone else feeling the NPH overexposure? Between How I Met Your Mother, The Emmys, and his role last night – enough is enough already.

Putting the awards aside for a second, my favorite parts were the tributes to John Hughes and the Horror genre. Molly Ringwald and Matthew Broderick began what was a very touching and classy tribute to the director. Ringwald said that Hughes “saw something in me at the age of 16 I didn’t even see in myself.” Ally Sheedy, Macaulay Culkin, Jon Cryer, Anthony Michael Hall, and Judd Nelson joined Ringwald and Broderick on stage after an amazing montage of all of Hughes’ finest work. Bravo, Academy! Nicely done.

The Horror tribute was also quite a treat, especially for this Horror fan. The two assclown Twilight stars set up the clip, but once the reel started I was in glee. Horror provides a starting ground for so many A-listers. It was nice to see the genre get at least a little recognition. Shock Til You Drop posted the clip in full.

And then the awards happened. And The Hurt Locker bitchslapped Avatar into submission taking almost everything out of the hands of Cameron and his blue Na’vi (full list of winners here). I have to say it – as much as I thought Avatar was amazing, and as much cred it’s getting for “changing filmmaking as we know it,” I was still on Team Hurt Locker ever since I saw it a few months ago. Kathryn Bigelow created a  movie portraying soldiers in Iraq that was not only gripping and real, but free from any political agenda. It was honest, relavant, and moving, winning Best Picture deservedly. Avatar, at the end of the day, is a blockbuster. It won every category that it should have won, but to this day I still think Cameron could’ve made so many different statements with a different ending. But nope – they fall in love and live happily ever after. Best Picture? I think not.

Christophe Waltz wins Best Supporting Actor and Mo’Nique wins Best Supporting Actress. Were these categories even a competition? Waltz tore it up in Inglourious Basterds. Precious was a fantastic movie and Mo was a large part of what made that movie so heartbreaking. Her speech could’ve been better, so check out her Golden Globe acceptance instead. But who cares really? It was her moment and she said what she wanted to.

Am I the only person on earth who doesn’t really care about all the Sandra Bullock hype? Best Actress? For The Blind Side? Really?? I’ll admit I haven’t seen the movie. I thought the trailer looked stupid and the movie looked incredibly fake. It’s based on a true story, but one they surely re-wrote and made Hollywood. Even though Gabourey Sidibe had zero chance in hell, I was still rooting for the underdog who sat in her seat beaming as Oprah Winfrey praised her. I guess I have nothing to do but watch The Blind Side, if only to validate (or refute!) my presupposition. I don’t dislike Bullock by any means; I just don’t really buy all the buzz.

I’m in danger of this becoming just as long as the damn awards, so thanks to those still with me. The Hurt Locker – very good. See it! While you’re doing that, I’ll promise to get my Crazy Heart on.

Honorable Mentions

Posted in Check this bee.., To care with tags , , , , , , , , , on March 4, 2010 by Nick Caruso

A few rad honorable mentions to suck on:

*MusicRadar has a track-by-track guide to the upcoming SLASH solo album. It’s self-titled and it’s out April 13th. Can’t wait for this one!

*Hulu threw British comedy Spaced up on their site. It stars Simon Pegg and Jessica Stevenson, and is directed by Edgar Wright. It’s totally worth it – trust!

*In other TV-on-the-web news, Rescue Me is now available for Instant Viewing on Netflix. Haven’t seen it, but I hear good things.

*Neil Patrick Harris. So hot right now. He’s signed on to lead in the upcoming live-action/CGI’ed Smurfs movie. It’s got to be better than Garfield…right!?

Betty White For President

Posted in GLORIOUSNESS, To care with tags , , , , , , on February 22, 2010 by Nick Caruso

After a Facebook group was created (Betty White to Host SNL (please?)!), the Interweb went on a general crusade bidding everybody’s favorite Golden Girl for an SNL hosting gig. Originally, SNL refused to comment. Now, Ausiello over at says it’s close to happening!

There’s one catch – if everyone goes according to plan, White will be one of many hosts in a “Women of Comedy” episode that is currently being planned. Rumored to be a part of it (or at least approached for) this opportunity are Molly Shannon, Amy Poehler, and Tina Fey. Whether they’ll sign on or not remains a mystery, but this blogger is hoping they do!

The half-a-million (!) Facebook fans will be appeased, while White won’t necessarily have the pressure of the entire 90-minute-long show on her back. She is 88 after all!

MAKE IT HAPPEN, LORNE MICHAELS! I’m sure the episode’s ratings will confirm your stellar decision making.

‘Funny or Die’ sketch comedy TV show hits HBO

Posted in To care, What's on the telly? with tags , , , , , , , , , on January 29, 2010 by Nick Caruso

Friday, February 19 HBO will premiere an epic new series, Funny or Die Presents, which will hopefully be world’s better than Eastbound and Down and have a limited inclusion of not-funnyman Danny McBride. (Or better yet – how about not including him at all!)

Will Ferrell and Adam McKay’s website, Funny or Die, is the site that brought you The Landlord starring that adorable little Pearl, and also features clips made by actors such as Elizabeth Banks, Aziz Ansari, Zach Galafianakis, Tiffani Thiessen, and many others with equally as hard-to-spell names.

I must admit – I do need more Funny or Die in my life. Check these: PeeWee gets an iPad, Breakups in a noisy diner, or even Terrible Decisions with Ben Schwartz (and also the Tiffani Thiessen clip! mmm, Kelly Kapowski).  They’re all so amazing. So yes, HBO. I am totally down for this series.

And when does Will Ferrell ever go wrong? Ok, there was that Bewitched remake. And Land of the Lost. And Woody Allen’s Melinda and Melinda (oof).

But seriously – as long as Danny McBride doesn’t show up every week, I think we’re in for a treat.

Big shoutout to Paste Magazine. That magazine (and site) is the cat’s pajamas.

Rihanna – ‘Redemption Song’ cover

Posted in Check this bee.., To care with tags , , , on January 20, 2010 by Nick Caruso

Gotta give credit where it’s due – Rihanna’s cover of Bob Marley’s “Redemption Song” is good. I mean…really, really good!

The song is being sold on iTunes with proceeds going towards the Haiti relief efforts. Check out the song below, and if you dig it, spend the $1.29.