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Charles Durning, Actor, 1923 - 2012

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Versatile character actor Charles Durning passed away on Monday, December 24, 2012, at his home in Manhattan at the age of 89. Durning was born in poverty (the ninth of 10 children, only 5 of whom lived to adulthood) and went through harrowing combat experiences during World War II, surviving the assualt on Omaha Beach […]

PR: "Ultimate Spider-Man" Thwips Into Season Two with One-Hour Prime-Time Premiere on January 21, 2013

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HIT MARVEL SERIES ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN THWIPS INTO SEASON TWO WITH A SPECIAL ONE-HOUR PRIMETIME PREMIERE ON MONDAY, JANUARY 21 ON DISNEY XD – “Marvel Comics Close-Up” Interstitials Promoting Literacy To Debut -– Hit Marvel animated series “Ultimate Spider-Man” thwips into season two with a special one-hour primetime premiere on MONDAY, JANUARY 21 (7:00 – 8:00 […]

How To Survive The Cartoon Apocalypse, The Toonzone Way!

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Feeling down about the end of the world? Four out of five dentists say you shouldn’t be. Sure, December 21st could unleash untold cataclysms that will destroy all life as we know it, but the funny thing about the end of the world is that it’s never truly the end. Life always finds a way, […]

Review: "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic - Adventures in the Crystal Empire" & "Mickey & Donald Have a Farm"

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In my review of the first season DVD set of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, I compared the show to playing the blues, noting that blues is simple music and simple music is the hardest music to play. The five episodes of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic on the latest “soccer mom” DVD […]

Review: "My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic" Season 1: Pony Up for This One

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The late, great blues guitar player Albert Collins once said, “Simple music is the hardest music in the world to play. And blues is simple music.” The basics of a 12-bar blues and a minor pentatonic scale are simple, but “simple” does not mean “easy.” There’s a gigantic and somewhat ineffable gap between understanding those […]

PR: "Animaniacs" Joins the Hub Lineup with Four-Hour Marathon and Movie on December 24, 2012

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*TUNE-IN ALERT* GIVE A WACKY WELCOME TO ANIMANIACS! FAN-FAVORITE JOINS THE HUB’S LINE-UP WITH A FOUR-HOUR MARATHON AND MOVIE THIS CHRISTMAS EVE BEGINNING AT 4 PM ET! ALSO TUNE-IN FOR AN ALL-NEW EPISODE OF LITTLEST PET SHOP, SATURDAY AT 11:30 AM ET AND SPECIAL BACK-TO-BACK HOLIDAY EPISODES OF FAMILY GAME NIGHT, CHRISTMAS DAY AT 12 […]

Arrow Episode Recap - Year’s End - Season 1, Episode 9

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Synopsis: With potential Mrs. Arrow, Helena the Huntress, seemingly on vacation in the Bahamas after last episode’s Dirty Harryesque meltdown, Oliver – aka Arrow – keeps himself busy by tussling with a copycat vigilante known as the Dark Archer, who is evidently either trying to make Arrow/Oliver look bad or reveal his true identity or […]

Arrow Episode Recap - Vendetta - Season 1, Episode 8

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Synopsis: Oliver – aka Arrow – hooks up with Helena the Huntress in a sort of pre-marital test of vigilante philosophies [revenge vs. sweet justice] before going down the possible path to Mr. and Mrs. Arrowdom. It looks like Mr. and Mrs. Arrow are in business as a crime fighting couple until – oh no […]

Arrow Episode Recap - Muse of Fire - Season 1, Episode 7

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Synopsis: Oliver – aka Arrow – inadvertently hooks up with the Bertinelli mafia family of Starling City and sorta, on purpose, hooks up with the crime boss’s daughter who also turns out to be The Huntress – a vigilante superhero like him. Details: The opening has a mysterious all-black-clad motorcycle gunman seemingly making an assassination attempt […]

Childrens Hospital Episode Recap – Eulogy – Season 4, Episode 14

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Synopsis: Doctor Blake Downs died at the hand of Chief or maybe Detective Briggs [one or the other – take your pick] in the previous episode and Newsreaders are there to reveal the expose behind the scenes of his startling on-screen death seen by millions [or possibly hundreds]. Details: Everybody saw it last week – […]

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