Monday, September 21, 2009

My Name is Earl Interview with Jason Lee

Because My Name is Earl is now in syndication, a local news station ( interviewed Jason Lee just a few days ago. It's a nice interview, and the station kindly included the code to embed the interview, so here it is:

I hope you enjoy it, as I did.

Monday, September 14, 2009

My Name is Earl Season 4

Good news! The DVD of My Name is Earl Season 4 will be released tomorrow!

You can pre-order it here:

If you prefer the Blu-Ray edition, which is more expensive, you can get that here:

I don't know about you, but this is some consolation for me. My Name is Earl has been my favorite show since it began in 2005. It's the reason I realized what an amazing actor Jason Lee is. I sorta knew who he was before, but hadn't realized how good and interesting an actor he was.

My Name is Earl inspired me to watch his other films and look up clips on YouTube. Which led to this vlog.

I'm very sad that it won't be back this fall, but at least we can all keep watching it over and over again until we get so sick of it we won't mind anymore that it's canceled.

Meanwhile, I hope the wonderful cast gets lots of new work so we can enjoy them in other roles.


Friday, September 11, 2009


Jason Lee gets to make out with Jennifer Love Hewitt in Heartbreakers, a 2001 comedy.

If you can get past the creepy premise, Heartbreakers is a pretty entertaining movie.

Max (Sigourney Weaver) and Page (Hewitt) are mother-daughter con artists. Max gets rich men to marry her while keeping the men from - er - enjoying the marriage.

Page then seduces the frustrated grooms, while Max conveniently catches them about to cheat, allowing the pair to split some generous divorce settlements.

When Page wants to go out on her own, there's trouble. Max knows her daughter isn't ready and sure enough, Page falls in love with the first guy she tries to con (Jason Lee as Jack Withrowe).

Meanwhile, Max is seducing the hilariously disgusting, chain-smoking tobacco mogul Tensy (Gene Hackman). To complicate matters, her last victim (Ray Liotta) is looking for her.

This got mixed reviews, but I enjoyed it. Ray Liotta and Gene Hackman are especially funny.

I did find Max's fake Russian accent annoying. It's not clear why she needs to affect a Russian accent until she tells Tensy she's about to be deported.

Lee's character is pretty bland and it's hard to understand how Jack sees the good in Page, who is really nasty to him throughout most of the movie. While he does get to respond to her nastiness with some good wisecracks a couple of times, it would've been nice to see more give and take when she gives him a hard time.

One more important fact for Jason Lee fans: He looks hotter in Heartbreakers than in any other movie he's been in. Too bad Jack isn't as interesting as some of Lee's other characters. But Jack is sweet. And, like I said, hot.

Overall, Heartbreakers is an entertaining movie, as long as you don't take it too seriously. It's meant to be frivolous entertainment. If you analyze the icky nature of what Max and Page are doing (and Dean does tell them they'll need years of therapy), you'll spoil all the fun.

Here's the trailer: