Posts tagged "dvds"

Punky Power Up Your DVD Player

My after-school routine every day when I was a kid went like this: take the bus home, open the door, grab a box of raisins for a snack, and watch “Punky Brewster” reruns. The best episode being, of course, the one where Cherry gets stuck in the refrigerator. So imagine how excited I am to…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / September 1, 2011

An Ode To “Hey Dude”

Before there was “Clarissa Explains It All” and the “Adventures of Pete & Pete,” Nickelodeon made its first foray into live-action teen television with “Hey Dude,” which ran from 1989 to 1991. The show was about a nerdy ranch owner named Mr. Ernst and the cool teenagers he hired to work on the…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / July 19, 2011

Mega Enjoy Tiffany And Deborah Gibson’s “Mega Python Vs. Gatoroid” On DVD

Even if you are not quite talented enough to be their opening act, you are no doubt checking Ticketmaster obsessively to see when tickets for Debbie Gibson and Tiffany’s “Journey Through The ’80s Tour” go on sale. Really—it’s our wildest ’80s neon and denim dream come true. But you don’t have to wait until the…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / July 5, 2011

Give Whitney Cummings A Shot

There’s a lot of female comedians we love — Tina Fey, Kristin Wiig, Margaret Cho — but Whitney Cummings has a special place in our heart. For starters, her name is a joke in and of itself. Secondly, the frequent “Chelsea Lately” guest is an avid Frisky reader. But beyond the fact that she obviously…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 15, 2011

Fashion, Music, And Forbidden Love

“Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky,” the true story of forbidden romance between two of the most creative minds of the 20th century, is out on Blu-ray and DVD today. Roger Ebert said this film, which was directed by renowned French filmmaker Jan Kounen, is an excellent biopic. It stars Anna Mouglalis, a former Chanel model,…

By: Annika Harris / September 28, 2010

And The Prize Goes To … The Most Rewarding Trivia Experience

Last we asked you to tell us your most rewarding trivia experience in exchange for a Smithsonian Channel swag bag. And boy, do a lot of you spend your time drinking and answering trivia. But, Bitsy Ravenclaw won the prize for this story because even we had to consult the dictionary after reading the story…

By: Annika Harris / March 12, 2010

Win This! Smithsonian Channel Swag Bag

We might love celebrity gossip and trashy reality TV, but we’re science, art, and history buffs, too. Some weekends, we even watch documentaries to enrich our knowledge and trivia reserves instead of putting on “Real Housewives” marathons. So if you’re anything like us, then you’re sure to enjoy quality programming from the Smithsonian Channel, including…

By: Annika Harris / March 5, 2010

Win This! “Shall We Kiss?” DVD

Now that Valentine’s Day is over, we can finally get back to a more realistic depiction of relationships, one that doesn’t revolve around romantic dinners and sexy lingerie. “Shall We Kiss?” tells what happens when two friends share a kiss, changing their lives in unexpected ways. And, unlike American romantic comedies, you won’t be able…

By: Catherine Strawn / February 19, 2010

“Daria” On DVD, Finally!

La, la, la, la, la, I’ve got to be direct, I’ve been waiting for “Daria” on DVD ever since MTV took the “Beavis and Butt-Head”-spinoff off the air. Daria was to alt-girls what Cher Horowitz was to Valley girls. She made it okay to wear combat boots and not care about the latest…

By: Annika Harris / July 7, 2009

Crave: Romance Collection Special Edition DVD Set

Who doesn’t need a little bit of romance in their life (even if they haven’t been on a date in seven months)? This collection of 14 DVDS includes “Emma,” “Jane Eyre,” “Victoria and Albert,” “Tom Jones,” and enough other A&E classics to keep your heart occupied for at least another two months. If watching Coli…

By: Catherine Strawn / December 16, 2008

Sweet Release: What’s In And Out The Week Of July 15th 2008

BOOKS
Life With My Sister Madonna by Christopher Ciccone
Surprisingly enough, the thing we’re excited the most about this week is a book…okay, so it’s not War and Peace obvi, but it is about Madonna! Written by her brother, (who is gay of course), it’s supposed to be a tell-all that shows the real way…

By: Simcha / July 15, 2008

Crave: Absolutely Fabulous Boxset

Sin is in, sweetie. And it’s all been put together in one silver quilted boxset of Absolutely Fabulous episodes and specials written by the funniest comedy team from across the pond, Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders. From flashing off the Eiffel Tower to snorting cocaine off work papers, with almost 24 hours worth of hanging…

By: Simcha / June 5, 2008

Crave: SJP In Square Pegs

Confession: I’ve actually never seen Square Pegs, the short-lived series from 1982 starring Sarah Jessica Parker. The show is about Patty (SJP) and Lauren (Amy Linker), who are just two freshman high schoolers trying to fit in. Lately, with all of the press for the Sex and the City movie, I’ve been reading a lot…

By: Catherine Strawn / May 21, 2008

Crave: A DVD To Sink Your Teeth Into

Teeth, out on DVD today, is a movie about a girl whose vagina is a little special. She’s got a little thing called “vagina dentata”, which means her coochie bites. Literally. Anyway, you might think this film would be an utter crapfest, but it’s not — at all. The star, Jess Weixler, won the Sundance…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 6, 2008

Sweet Release: What’s In And Out The Week Of April 15th 2008

Gnarls Barkley are The Odd Couple, also the name of their great second album, out today. You can always count on the dynamic duo of Cee-Lo and Danger Mouse for soulful dance party starters like their new single Run and silly couples costumes like Wayne and Garth. Just like track three, Going On,

By: Simcha / April 15, 2008

Crave: “We Rob Banks”

Grab your beret! The Bonnie and Clyde Ultimate Collector’s Edition is available on DVD. [Amazon.com]…

By: Catherine Strawn / March 26, 2008