Wednesday, May 27

TV airing delays from UK to US make for a baffling case

It's baffling that British broadcasters delay the airing of new seasons of shows that are already popular in America. Read more...


“Doctor Who” was a rare example of a British show which aired simultaneously in both the U.K. and the U.S. This was done in order to counteract piracy. Pictured above is Matt Smith, who plays the Doctor, in the TARDIS.

Virtual frights

It took a series of events to occur for Tim Shechmeister's dream to come true. Read more...


MFA film candidate Tim Shechmeister got his thesis short “Viral” picked up by Screen Gems for a feature film.

Remote Life: Celebrity cameos can be challenging

Sometimes I think I must be ridiculous to get so excited about television. Then last week I read that Paul Rudd ("I Love You, Man") will guest star on "Parks and Recreation" as Leslie Knope's political opponent, and I start jabbing the arm of the person sitting next to me in blind excitement. Read more...


THE OFFICE — “Training Day” Episode 720 — Pictured: (l-r) Angela Kinsey as Angela Martin, Brian Baumgertner as Kevin Malone, Will Ferrell as Deangelo Vickers, Jenna Fischer as Pam Beesly, Steve Carell as Michael Scott, John Krakinski as Jim Halpert — Photo by: Chris Haston/NBC

Melnitz Movies spotlights independent and foreign cinema

The UCLA community enjoys a prime view of the West Coast film scene in action. Read more...


“The Secret World of Arrietty” plays on Feb. 16 as part of Melnitz Movies’ monthly film series entitled “New Vision of Japanese Cinema.” The series was conceived as part of a commemoration for the Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies’ 20th anniversary. (Image courtesy of Ghibli/Walt Disney Studios)

Remote Life: Television shows important to college students

My dad has mentioned time and again the portable television he brought with him to college. He and a friend would convene each week to watch "Saturday Night Live" and huddle around the ten-inch black and white screen. Read more...


SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE — “Jimmy Fallon” Episode 1608 — Pictured: (l-r) Horatio Sanz, Jimmy Fallon, Chris Kattan, Tracy Morgan — Photo by: Dana Edelson/NBC

Best of 2011

2011 is officially in the books. It was a year filled both with exciting new musical releases and films. Read more...


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