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Trailer: “Dexter” Season 5 by Barbecue Bros
August 19, 2010, 5:59 pm
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The latest promo trailer for the upcoming season, which starts September 26 on Showtime. The trailer features the Clint Mansell score from Requiem for a Dream.

(via Slashfilm)

Trailer: “Dexter” season 5 by Barbecue Bros
July 26, 2010, 12:46 pm
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Wow, this upcoming season looks really intense. Flavorwire’s got 5 predictions based on this trailer, which debuted at Comic-Con over the weekend.

Linkdown: 7/14/10 by Barbecue Bros
July 14, 2010, 11:26 am
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Interview with Rob Corddry, co-creator of the hilarious “Scrubs”/”Grey’s Anatomy” spoof “Children’s Hospital”

– Peter Weller (aka RoboCop) joins the cast of “Dexter”

10 Kids’ Book Heroines Who Need a Sassy Gay Friend

A roundup of the “meanest and funniest” reviews of M.I.A.‘s latest album

Wilco have left their record label Nonesuch and will possibly be starting a label of their own

Interview with the ridiculously hot Christina Hendricks, co-star of “Mad Men,” on her Emmy nomination

Interview with Amy Poehler on her Emmy nomination

– Tim Goodman’s Emmy snubs and surprises

– Spin’s 20 Best Albums of the Year thus far, a pretty decent list

Linkdown: 5/27/10 by Barbecue Bros

Interview with Band of Horses singer Ben Bridwell

The latest flop examined by AV Club is Ricky Gervais’ The Invention of Lying, “[o]ne of the most promising, inspired, and disappointing comedies of recent years”

Details on the 12-14 “Lost” epilogue to be included on the complete series dvd set

“Dexter” gets a new cast member for season 5 in Julia Stiles

– Cinematical: Have Movie Titles Become Too Long?

– The new Arcade Fire album The Suburbs will be released in August

– EW: David Sedaris lends his support to National Audiobook Month

– Albums from LCD Soundsystem, The Black Keys, and Band of Horses all wind up in the Billboard top ten for last week

Read This: TV’s Extraordinary Season and the Rules That Shaped It by Barbecue Bros

NY Mag’s latest feature story is an in-depth piece on the rules that governed the success of many of this past season’s tv shows, including “Modern Family,” “Parks and Recreation,” “Bored to Death,” “Dexter” and “Party Down,” among others.

When all else fails, try being good. This may seem like an awfully cynical way to start an analysis of how great TV gets made. But TV is the most finely tuned of commercial instruments (up there with boy bands and political attack ads as a regurgitated product of the conscious and subconscious public will), and it does nothing merely for its health or to get to heaven. This is not to say that the creative process in TV is entirely without merit: Like almost any commercial product, it lives somewhere on the axis between commerce and art. And right now it’s more about art than commerce.

I especially liked the long article on “Modern Family,” ABC’s “warm family sitcom” which has been the biggest surprise for me and one of the biggest generators of LOLs.


Linkdown: 11/4/09 by Barbecue Bros

Hey, how about a linkdown…

Interview with Chris Pratt of “Parks and Recreation”

– After Hugh Jackman dropped out of hosting this year’s Oscars, Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin have been tapped to co-host but it was almost Steve Martin/Tina Fey

James Franco will guest on “30 Rock” after his arc on “General Hospital”; Padma from “Top Chef” will also guest

Highlights from the “Bored to Death” panel at the Paley Center last night

– Ryan Adams released a new song you guys

– The Village Voice speaks with Julian Casablancas

“Dexter” hit a season high with last Sunday’s episode, and has gained 600k viewers over the past three weeks

And finally, “in its debut on German television Sunday night, Emmy-winning comedy “30 Rock” scored a 0.0 rating, meaning fewer than 5,000 viewers tuned in.”

Tuesday Trailers: 9/22/09 by Barbecue Bros
September 22, 2009, 1:00 pm
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A Single Man – Tom Ford’s directorial debut got a lot of nice buzz from last week’s TIFF. The trailer shows off some pretty cinematography. Cast includes: Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Matthew Goode, Lee Pace and Nicholas Hoult

“Dexter” – One last trailer (albeit very in-depth, so spoiler alert) before the season 4 premiere on Sunday. I’ve officially re-added Showtime  to my cable package and am officially pumped.

“FlashForward” – Will this turn out to be a breakout hit for ABC, or another failed attempt at capturing the “Lost” effect on viewers (a la “Daybreak” or “Invasion” or “The Nine”). David S. Goyer, a co-writer on both Batman Begins and The Dark Knight, co-created the show and it even has both Dominic Monaghan (Charlie) and Sonya Walger (Penny) from “Lost.”