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Best Of 2014 - Top Five Blu-rays

December 29th, 2014 11:20am EST
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Jason Coleman's Top Five Blu-ray's of 2014

This year there were some very notable and particularly tasty collectable home releases that got the geek in me excited. Scream Factory kept up the steady stream of flicks from yesteryear (see Sam Raimi’s "Darkman" and George P. Cosmatos’ "Leviathan!"), Mill Creek got in on the act too (everything from "Flatliners" to TV’s "Good Times!") and there were plenty of errant special editions to keep the cinematically interested busy. But below are my cream of the crop top five personal favorite Blu-ray releases from this year that I’m proud to say now...
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Paul Reubens Announces Third 'Pee-Wee Herman' Film On 'The Tonight Show,' Does Hilarious Voiceover For 'Avengers: Age Of Ultron'

October 30th, 2014 9:47pm EDT
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Actor Paul Reubens is bringing his classic character Pee-wee Herman back to the big screen!

The 62-year-old star became a cult icon after his first appearance on film, in 1980's "Cheech & Chong's Next Movie," before spinning the character off into his own TV series, "Pee Wee's Playhouse," and a pair of feature films.

The first of those films, "Pee-Wee's Big Adventure," was the directorial debut of Tim Burton.

Reubens guested on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" Wednesday night and revealed that the third Pee-Wee Herman film has been in the works since 2010, and now the film is fin...
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Blu-ray Review: 'Pee-wee’s Playhouse: The Complete Series'

October 28th, 2014 10:00am EDT
Blu-ray Review: 'Pee-wee’s Playhouse: The Complete Series'
Ready for Pee-wee Herman in high def? Then follow us as we check out the new to Blu-ray remastered "Pee-wee’s Playhouse: The Complete Series" out now from Shout! Factory Home Entertainment. The secret word today is….review!

Title: "Pee-wee’s Playhouse: The Complete Series"

Grade: 5

Cast: Paul Reubens, Laurence Fishburne

Director: Various

Rating: Not Rated

Runtime: 1600 minutes

Release Company: Shout! Factory Home Entertainment

Website: www.shoutfactory.com

The Flick: There’s no denying that as a show, "Pee-wee’s Playhouse" is a wondrous experience for both kids and adults. ...
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'Pee-Wee Herman Show' To Air On HBO

December 23rd, 2010 8:29am EST
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Paul Reubens' madcap "Pee-Wee Herman Show" is heading back to TV.

Bosses at HBO have announced they will broadcast the Broadway production based on Paul Reubens' original stage show early next year.

Reubens has recreated his Saturday morning kids show, "Pee-wee's Playhouse," as an adult production for the stage and the concept has been a big hit in both Los Angeles and New York.

A statement from HBO reads, "Before his hit series and movies, HBO introduced Paul Reubens' Pee-wee Herman to a national audience in the Young Comedians series, followed by the groundbreaking 1981 special.

"It's...
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Pee-Wee Herman's Stage Show Moves To Broadway; Promotional Poster Released

July 28th, 2010 2:44pm EDT
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Most '80s kids know him as a beloved icon of their childhoods, but Pee-wee Herman is soon to be better-known among theater-goers.

Paul Reubens has reprised his role as the energetic man-child in "The Pee-wee Herman Stage Show: The Return," a live stage version of his TV show's familiar formula. The stage show ran for four weeks in L.A. last January, but the production's garnered enough critical praise to move to New York in October.

The classic show that served as inspiration, "Pee-wee's Playhouse," ran from 1986 to 1990 on HBO. The Pee-wee Herman character has also spawned a couple...
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This Week's Shining & Falling Stars: Pee-wee Herman & Chris Brown

July 2nd, 2010 9:18am EDT
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Shining Star of the Week - Pee-wee Herman: Who would've thought that in 2010 Pee-wee could be the "Shining Star of the Week"?

Director Judd Apatow, the guy behind "The 40-Year-Old Virgin" and "Knocked Up", says he's on board to produce a new movie that would bring back the character from the 80's cult classic T.V. show and movies. Apatow told Variety, “Let’s face it, the world needs more Pee-wee Herman,".

Pee-wee himself, actor Paul Reubens, is also signed on for the flick (come on, what else is he doing these days?).

The only potential downside of a new Pee-wee movie? Millions of kids ...
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Top 20 Kid Shows From The 80s & 90s

April 29th, 2008 11:35am EDT
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Remember the innocence of childhood? The birthday parties. The water gun fights. The sleep overs. Oh, and the television shows! This is a countdown of the top 20 kids shows from the mid 80s and mid 90s. There are some exceptions, though, and they are as follows:

Though excellent shows, programs such as Pee Wee’s Playhouse, Sesame Street, and "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" are absent from this list. This isn’t just because they premiered decades ago but also because their target demographic was roughly children six and under, rather than kids aged seven to fifteen, which this coun...
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'Pee Wee's Playhouse' Coming To Adult Swim

June 5th, 2006 11:17am EDT
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Pee-wee’s Playhouse, the winner of an astounding 22 Emmy Awards and a pop culture touchstone nearly 20 years after its debut, returns to TV, joining the Adult Swim lineup beginning Monday, July 10. The acclaimed series, which has been largely absent from the airwaves for nearly 15 years, stars Paul Reubens as his alter-ego Pee-wee Herman, and features a rich cast of characters who drop by “the place where anything can happen.”

Adult Swim will air the series Monday-Thursday at 11 p.m. (ET, PT), airing all 45 original half-hour episodes of the series and the rarely-seen Pee-wee’s Play...
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