[LESS INFO] 202 VIEWS | ADDED 23:01:00 03/28/11
Brett Erlich and Ellen Fox review "Paul," the extraterrestrial romp from the British comedy duo of Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, creators of "Hot Fuzz" and "Shaun of the Dead." Seth Rogen lends his voice to the seemingly stoned alien of the title whom Pegg and Frost help get back home. Both Brett and Ellen say Paul is a film you should leave home to see. Join hosts Brett Erlich and Ellen Fox on Thursday nights at 11/10c on Current TV.
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Brett Erlich and Ellen Fox review "Jane Eyre," the latest cinematic take on the classic 19th Century novel by Charlotte Bronte. Mia Wasikowska ("Alice in Wonderland") makes an excellent Jane, while Michael Fassbender from "Inglorious Basterds" is a pleasantly brooding Rochester. Brett and Ellen each give the film a "fresh" rating. Rotten Tomatoes is a recurring infoMania segment dedicated to the movies. Join hosts Brett Erlich and Ellen Fox on Thursday nights at 11/10c on Current TV as they roll out updates on the latest Hollywood news and judge the freshness of studio blockbusters and independent hits.
[LESS INFO] 27 VIEWS | ADDED 17:23:00 03/25/11
Brett Erlich welcomes Riki Lindhome and Kate Micucci, aka Garfunkel & Oates, to the infoMania studios. The better halves of Paul Simon and Daryl Hall perform their hit song "Self Esteem," which issues a fully justified rebuke to guys who make booty-call texts at 3 a.m. yet misspell your name. Be sure to visit Garfunkel & Oates' website [http://www.garfunkelandoates.com/] and check out their new album, "All Over Your Face." infoMania airs on Thursdays at 11/10c on Current TV.
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Ben Hoffman buys a collector gas can (yes, a can designed to hold gasoline) on Craigslist, but that's almost beside the point. The beauty of "The Craigslist Interviews" is that the sellers' stories are more priceless than any collectible. This week's edition magically transforms into an elegiac ode to a beloved pet snake, Medusa, a royal python who passed away the day after filming at the age of 27. infoMania is proud to show Medusa's final hours. She'll be missed. infoMania airs on Thursdays at 11/10c on Current TV.
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The incredible success (even if intended ironically) of 13-year-old Rebecca Black's music video "Friday" has also shined a spotlight on the producing duo behind the song, Ark Music Factory. So infoMania musicologist Sergio Cilli delves into the company's back catalog to select his top five Ark Music Factory videos. The songs and artists might not be "good" in any conventional sense, but you won't be able to get them out of your head. Or your soul. infoMania airs on Thursdays at 11/10c on Current TV.
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Worried about the effect of federal budget cuts? Don't be. Professor Brett Erlich demonstrates in this week's Viral Video Film School that even if our debt-swamped government is indeed forced to slash vital services, the Internet is teeming with "experts" eager to fill the gap. A little too eager, perhaps. infoMania airs on Thursdays at 11/10c on Current TV.
[LESS INFO] 23 VIEWS | ADDED 22:57:00 03/23/11
Have you met Sergio Cilli? There hasn't been much background on infoMania's resident music guru, so host Brett Erlich, and the rest of the infoMania cast discuss what it's like to work with their favorite indie hipster, who isn't only into indie and actually just a part-time a hipster. Sergio even drops a few more details about himself, including what it's like to work on infoMania's set and where else comedy-lovers might spot him in Los Angeles. infoMania airs on Thursdays at 11/10c on Current TV.
[LESS INFO] 9 VIEWS | ADDED 22:48:00 03/23/11
The iPhone can do most anything. But is it powerful enough to turn gay folks straight? That's the question that infoMania's "That's Gay" correspondent, Bryan Safi, tackles this week in examining the new iPhone app issued by Exodus International. The Christian group seeks to curb what it considers to be the scourge of homosexuality, and is now doing so on the hippest smartphone around. As Bryan notes, who knew all that hatred could fit in your pocket? infoMania airs on Thursdays at 11/10c on Current TV.
[LESS INFO] 21 VIEWS | ADDED 19:15:00 03/18/11
Randy and Jason Sklar visit Brett Erlich to reveal everything you need to know about the NCAA basketball tournament. They won't waste your time with arcane statistics, since the office pool will almost certainly be won by Marcie in Accounting, who picks teams based on uniform colors. infoMania airs on Thursdays at 11/10c on Current TV.
[LESS INFO] 24 VIEWS | ADDED 15:04:00 03/18/11
Brett Erlich visits Austin, Texas, to check out the interactive portion of the South by Southwest festival. Once there, Brett meets some odd game designers, gets mechanically paddled on the posterior and asks boxing great Mike Tyson about his favorite candy bar. It'll make more sense once you watch. infoMania airs on Thursdays at 11/10c on Current TV.
[LESS INFO] 19 VIEWS | ADDED 15:38:00 03/17/11
If yesterday was Thursday, tomorrow is Saturday, and Sunday comes afterwards, then what day is it? If you answered "Friday," you either a) can read a calendar or b) have seen the music video from 13-year-old Rebecca Black that's sweeping the Web. Or both. infoMania's resident musicologist, Sergio Cilli, drops by to deconstruct the song's peculiar popularity. infoMania airs on Thursdays at 11/10c on Current TV.
[LESS INFO] 185 VIEWS | ADDED 18:28:00 03/16/11
Brett Erlich and Ellen Fox put "The Adjustment Bureau" to the test. The thriller-romance based on a Philip K. Dick short story stars Matt Damon and Emily Blunt as a would-be couple being kept apart by a mysterious suit-wearing collective led by John Slattery of "Mad Men." infoMania airs on Thursdays at 11/10c on Current TV.
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There's one major problem with security camera footage: no audio. That's where infoMania's crack team of lip-readers and forensic experts come in. Here, they provide the missing dialogue to help you make sense of what looks to the untrained eye like mayhem in a liquor store. Enjoy. infoMania airs on Thursdays at 11/10c on Current TV.
[LESS INFO] 12 VIEWS | ADDED 21:31:00 03/14/11
Brett Erlich and Ellen Fox review "Rango," the new CGI-animated film featuring the voice of Johnny Depp as a chameleon who suddenly finds himself transported to the American West. infoMania airs on Thursdays at 11/10c on Current TV.
[LESS INFO] 39 VIEWS | ADDED 19:01:00 03/11/11
Terry Snash (Bryan Safi), aka the "TV Traveler," returns to bring his globe-trotting goofiness to Brazil. OK, Terry never leaves his couch, but he's convinced that the best (and certainly the easiest) way to learn about foreign cultures is to watch their TV shows and then draw outlandish conclusions. infoMania airs on Thursdays at 11/10c on Current TV.
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Thousands poured into New Orleans earlier this week to celebrate the annual bacchanalia known as Mardi Gras. Ben Hoffman was not among them. That's because infoMania's resident curmudgeon hates Mardi Gras. Watch him explain why in rather graphic detail while standing on a roof in downtown Los Angeles. Oh, that Ben - what a grump! infoMania airs on Thursdays at 11/10c on Current TV.