The Wire gets better snooping resolution with Blu-ray in June

The greatest series about cops eavesdropping on robbers is getting a better resolution. »»

Monday Morning Critic - The Wire (Season 1), The 10 Directors Who Should Direct Bond 24 … But Probably Won't

A look at the first season of "The Wire" and speculating on who'll be the next Bond director »»

DVD Review: S.W.A.T. (The Final Season)

S.W.A.T.: The Final Season is perfect for someone who enjoys the goofiness of '70s TV. »»

Elite Squad: The Enemy Within - Review

Brazilian release shows crime and corruption with gunplay, wiretaps »»

DVD Review: Murphy's Law (Complete Collection)

Murphy’s Law rates up with The Wire, Cracker and Prime Suspect in its elevation of character and crime. »»

New TV Shows - How long do you give them?

Every fall we're bombarded with a plethora of new TV shows, and every fall I ask myself the same question: "What am I going to watch?" Some years, I completely miss the mark. I was willing to suffer through half of Melrose Place in 2009, but skipp »»

Micmacs - DVD Review

Latest film from Jean-Pierre Jeunet takes on heavy issues; whimsical director makes them heavier by coating issues in a thick candy shell. »»

Robert Saucedo's Top 10 of 2010

Anybody who says 2010 wasn’t a good year for film is in serious need of more trips to the theater or a Netflix account. »»

Trailer Watch: Cedar Rapids with Ed Helms and John C. Reilly

This 2011 Sundance Film Festival entry looks to get Ed Helms out of the office and to a convention. »»

Boardwalk Empire – Episode 1-3 Review

OK, I'll keep watching. I have a rule about TV shows, especially when it comes to dramas. Three episodes. That's the rule. If I watch three episodes and think "I really don't give a crap what happens next", then I give up. But I try to always give »»

2010 Fall TV Premiere Week: 10 Thoughts On...Detroit 1-8-7 Review

It wouldn't be a new season with a new cop show hoping to become the next big hit. At first, Detroit 1-8-7 was supposed to be a fake-documentary style cop show, but they had to change it due to tragic real-life events. This series also marks the retu »»

Weeds - Episode 6-3 Review

A guest-star heavy third episode brings back memories of Clarissa Explains It All and the mother who birthed John Conner. »»

Inside Pulse TV's Top 15 Shows of the Decade

2009 has come to a close, and by now you have probably read or heard a lot of "best of" lists. This happens at the end of every year, but 2009 was also the close of the "00" decade. Not only do you have to deal with "Best of the Year" lists, you al »»

Traffik: 20th Anniversary Edition - DVD Review

Traffik is a six episode mini-series that involves all levels of the heroin business. The camera follows it from poppies in Pakistan to the veins of upperclass London kids. The flow is constantly interrupted at all levels by law enforcement. This is a textured tale that reminds us of the toll of getting high and why people stay in the business. »»

Obsessed - Blu-ray Review

If you are a super fan of Idris Elba, Beyonce, or Ali Larter, Obsessed might be worth a rental. All others should probably pass on this, except for those that love a good catfight. »»

News and Notes From HBO's Presentation At TCA's Summer Press Tour

Here are the highlights from HBO's presentation at TCA's Summer Press Tour ... - HBO announced that True Blood, Hung and Entourage will all be back in the Summer of 2010 for new seasons. - Curb Your Enthusiasm will open its seventh season at 9 p.m. »»

Cracker: The Complete Collection - DVD Review

Robbie Coltrane is now embraced around the world as the hulking and fuzzy Hagrid in the Harry Potter film series. He’s a friend to all the good kids at Hogwarts. For decades he’s been known for appearing in various English TV comedy shows including The Young Ones and The Black Adder. The comic actor became legendary with an extremely serious turn as Dr. Eddie “Fitz” Fitzgerald in Cracker. He’s a psychologist in Manchester who doesn’t suffer fools. He has plenty of self-inflicted suffering with his drinking and bad luck gambling streak. While he works with the police, he doesn’t wear a badge. This doesn’t make his wife any happier that his moonlighting gig doesn’t pay. He owes a lot. Cracker: The Complete Collection boxes up all 11 mysteries that made him icon of crime solving. »»

HBO Adds To The Casts of New Shows, Treme and Boardwalk Empire

A pair of high-profile HBO pilots -- The Wire creator David Simon's New Orleans drama Treme and the Martin Scorsese-helmed Boardwalk Empire -- have added to their casts. Steve Zahn is in talks to play one of the lead roles in Treme, which looks at p »»

Wire Star, Idris Elba To Be On The Office

Michael Scott, you better watch out. Stringer Bell is coming after you. Idris Elba, who played the cerebral but ruthless drug dealer Stringer Bell on The Wire, is joining The Office for several episodes later this season. He'll play a new hire at Du »»

Hitting Shelves This Week...

It appears to me that August is getting everyone ready for the upcoming fall television season because there are tons of TV DVD box sets on the way, and I don't just mean this week. But let's start there shall we? Old school hits the DVD waves as sets of Caroline In The City, That Girl, The Love Boat, and Dave's World laugh it up for everyone. Comic book fans will be happy to see Filmation's DC Superheroes series also making it into their DVD players. Other then, there really is virtually nothing but TV DVD sets this week. Well, hope you like thirty minute to hour long shows instead of feature length films because that's all you're gonna get! »»

Remote Destination - The Wire: The Debates

First off, and I don't know why I'm writing this part since the season has ended, but if there's anyone reading this that doesn't want tine final season of The Wire completely ruined you should read no further. I plan on discussing two kind of pivotal moments and I'd hate to ruin them for you. So, read no further. »»

Remote Destination - Thoughts on The Wire Finale

This past Sunday HBO aired the final episode of The Wire. It was the episode that fans never wanted to arrive and couldn't wait to watch. It was both satisfying and heartbreaking. The finale was an episode that I couldn't wait to talk about and dissect. And in the days past I've watched it a few more times and it continues to impress. »»

Remote Destination - How HBO Cost Me $100

I'm one of those people who doesn't make a statement unless they're 99% positive that they can back it up. I'm not going to enter into a discussion unless I feel that I'm well versed enough in the topic at hand. So if I say something, rest assured, I'm sure that it's true. »»

Remote Destination - The Wire

I feel like I'm dying a slow and painful death. My On Demand isn't working. I've been watching The Wire six days early all season long because of HBO On Demand. Y'see, HBO every episode of The Wire available On Demand the Monday before the episo »»

Remote Destination - The Wire 4-6

The Street I've got to say that I've got a newfound respect for Marlo. I mean the way that he's toying with the cops. I wonder if he's not being a bit cockier than he needs to be. Maybe his move in this episode was just to flush them out, but I'm »»

[SPOILERS] Remote Destination - The Wire 4-5

You know you're in for a powerful ride when the episode begins with childhood innocence, or at least The Wire's version of childhood innocence. There is so much going on this episode. For the story of the police seeing Lester and Freemon on the »»

A Beginner's Guide To The Wire

Most everyone knows of, or at least heard of, all the TV shows on the major networks. You all know C.S.I., 24, Lost, The Office, Grey's Anatomy, Veronica Mars, etc. But what about shows on channels other than the major networks? What about shows t »»

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