'She-Ra' at 25: A look back
January 25th, 2011
04:09 PM ET

'She-Ra' at 25: A look back

When we reported on the 25th anniversary of "She-Ra" a couple of months back, we were amazed at the number of Facebook recommendations, retweets and comments that poured in from die-hard fans of the Princess of Power.

"She-Ra's" Silver Jubilee continues as the entire series has been released today in a DVD box set.

The set includes all 93 episodes of "She-Ra: Princess of Power," which began airing in 1985. The cartoon series was initially a spin-off of "He-Man and the Masters of the Universe," as She-Ra was the twin sister of He-Man and essentially served as his female counterpart in order to acquire an entirely new demographic: little girls. (Talking, flying rainbow unicorn, anyone?) Translation: they wanted to sell more toys!

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'Pretty Little Liars': 'Careful What U Wish 4'
January 25th, 2011
04:04 PM ET

'Pretty Little Liars': 'Careful What U Wish 4'

Like I’ve said in the past, after every action-packed hour of “Pretty Little Liars” comes an episode with the sole purpose of setting up next week's action-packed hour.

And despite a solid run of nail-biters since season one returned on January 3, last night’s episode, true to form, was just plain slow. Until the end, but I’ll get back to that.

The episode opens with the girls re-watching the shocking yet inconclusive video of Alison and Ian in the woods. Ian just so happens to walk into the kitchen while the video is paused on a frame of his guilty mug, though he doesn’t seem to notice.

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The 'Fantastic Four' member who dies is...
January 25th, 2011
04:01 PM ET

The 'Fantastic Four' member who dies is...

[WARNING! Major spoilers here - Do not read if you don't want to know what happens in "Fantastic Four" #587.]

"Everything has led to this moment," "Fantastic Four" writer Jonathan Hickman told CNN in December about the impending death of a member of the classic comic book superhero team.

The biggest mystery and the best-kept secret in the world of comics over the past few months has been revealed: Johnny Storm, better known as the Human Torch, dies in issue #587, released in stores a day early on Tuesday.

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‘Chuck’: Leave this to the professionals
January 25th, 2011
02:02 PM ET

‘Chuck’: Leave this to the professionals

Maybe it’s true that blondes have more fun, because from the minute that Sarah dyes her hair black, I’d say her life takes a decided turn for the worse. But that’s what you get when you try to infiltrate a criminal mastermind’s organization.

I said last week that I was looking forward to how this whole storyline would play out. So far, mostly good.

With Sarah working her way into Volkoff’s inner circle, we get the awesome return of Timothy Dalton as the evil genius himself. Dalton picks right up where he left off with his last appearance, somehow oozing enough charm and personality to make the sociopath Volkoff eminently likable.

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Filed under: Chuck • television • TV recaps
Oscar nominations: Who got snubbed?
January 25th, 2011
01:29 PM ET

Oscar nominations: Who got snubbed?

It's not surprising that "The King's Speech" is up for a whopping 12 Oscars, or that the Academy has plenty of love for “The Social Network,” but there are quite a few names left off this morning's Oscar nominations list that have some crying "snubbed!"

Nearly everyone is surprised that while three of Mark Wahlberg’s co-stars in “The Fighter” are nominated – Melissa Leo and Amy Adams are dueling in the best supporting actress category while Christian Bale is nominated for best supporting actor – Wahlberg himself didn’t make the best actor category.

The same goes for Ryan Gosling, who was skipped over for a best actor nomination while his “Blue Valentine” co-star Michelle Williams is up for a best actress Oscar. Paul Giamatti, fresh off his Golden Globe win for best actor in a comedy/musical for his “Barney’s Version” role, was also left out.

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Filed under: Awards Season • Oscars 2011
It's Michelle vs. the world on 'The Bachelor'
January 25th, 2011
01:21 PM ET

It's Michelle vs. the world on 'The Bachelor'

Last night's episode of "The Bachelor" began with Michelle waking up with a black eye, which she reminds us of about every two minutes or so. She was hoping to get a one-on-one date so Brad could kiss the black eye, thereby making the other eye jealous.

But the first individual date went to Chantal the slapper, with the clue of "how deep is your love." Were Chantal and Brad going to meet the two surviving Bee Gees?

Nope, they went to Catalina Island, still located 26 miles across the sea, to walk the sea floor. After seeing lots and lots of fish, the two headed over to what looked like an abandoned tiki bar, where Chantal apologized for that whole face-slapping thing. Brad accepted the apology by giving her a rose.

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