Screen Junkies » Oprah http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Mon, 13 Oct 2014 23:03:11 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Were Once On ‘Oprah’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/the-teenage-mutant-ninja-turtles-were-once-on-oprah/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/the-teenage-mutant-ninja-turtles-were-once-on-oprah/#comments Mon, 12 May 2014 20:42:17 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=261627 The new movie doesn't look so bad all of a sudden.

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You might have thought that the most 90′s thing ever was the coupling of Madonna and Vanilla Ice but you would be mistaken. In 1990, Oprah dedicated an entire episode to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles so they could promote their “Coming Out of Our Shells” album and tour. Things got so weird.

Sidenote: the album is surprisingly GREAT.

 

 

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Watch Oprah Milk Tears Out Of Pharrell’s Eyes http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/watch-oprah-milk-tears-out-of-pharrells-eyes/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/watch-oprah-milk-tears-out-of-pharrells-eyes/#comments Tue, 15 Apr 2014 17:06:21 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=261074 "Why'm I crying on Oprah?"

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Oprah sat down with Pharrell to seemingly interview him about his career in music, but her secret motive was to harvest his tears for use in various potions. Oprah shows Pharrell a supercut of people around the world making their own videos to his song “Happy,” and the result causes him to mist up. That’s when she drops the hammer by mentioning his deceased grandmother. That’s some expert tear-jerking, Oprah. Now all you need is a dragon scale and a child’s love and you’ll rule all the kingdoms.

Seeing Pharrell this overcome makes me want to give him a pass for writing one of the more infectious and grating songs in recorded history. I ain’t even mad. Though, I do find it disingenuous that man who loves hats so much should sing about a room without a roof.

 

 

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Pursuant To Television Law, Oprah Will Interview Jason Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/pursuant-to-television-law-oprah-will-interview-jason-collins/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/pursuant-to-television-law-oprah-will-interview-jason-collins/#comments Wed, 01 May 2013 17:19:57 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=254657 Ope-rah! Ope-rah!

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No one does the dramatic emotional pause like Oprah, so to get the most bang for the buck in an interview with Jason Collins, the NBA player who recently came out as gay, it’s no surprise that she’s going to get a crack at him in the coming days.

The interview will air Sunday, and will mark Jason Collins’ historic 1,000,000,000th interview this week. PROUD OF YOU, JASON!

It’s unlikely Opes will break any new ground in her interview, as the subject became well-worn territory the afternoon that it was announced, but she can inject a gravitas to the interview that no one else can. And to her legions of followers, Oprah

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Oprah Does The Internet http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/oprah-does-the-internet/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/oprah-does-the-internet/#comments Fri, 11 Jan 2013 16:13:59 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=252837 Oprah and Gayle take to the Internet to recreate classic viral videos.

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In a bid to boost the popularity of the OWN Network, Oprah and Gayle take to the Internet to recreate classic viral videos. Thankfully, they don’t try to reenact “Two Girls, One Cup.”

DOUBLE RRRAAAAIINNNNBBBOOOWWWWWW!!! (Above Average)

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Forbes’ 20 Highest Paid Celebrities Is A Depressing List http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/forbes-20-highest-paid-celebrities-is-a-depressing-list/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/forbes-20-highest-paid-celebrities-is-a-depressing-list/#comments Tue, 28 Aug 2012 17:02:32 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=250597 They're the richest, and, therefore, the best.

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The Venn diagram of this set along with the set of the 20 most obnoxious celebrities pretty much looks like just one circle.

Oprah’s leading the charge, but Michael Bay is right there with her. And, with the exception of Steven Spielberg and Tiger Woods, the list just gets worst. When Ryan Seacrest is the third most-tolerable person on a list of 20, you know it’s a bad, bad list.

What’s most annoying are the people here that haven’t seemed to do anything not only this year, but in the past decade. Like Dr. Dre. The last noteworthy thing he did was discover Eminem. Do Dr. Pepper and headphones really pay that well?

Tyler Perry? I’ve come to expect it. Donald Trump? Dr. Phil? Glenn Beck? Manny Pacquiao is an outspoken homophobe, but at least he accomplished something this year.

I wish Forbes would start hosting an event where all these people got together for dinner and mingling. I would love to be a fly on the wall for a conversation between Ryan Seacrest, Dr. Dre, and Rush Limbaugh.

  • Oprah Winfrey — $160 million
  • Michael Bay — $160 million
  • Steven Spielberg — $130 million
  • Jerry Bruckheimer — $115 million
  • Dr. Dre — $110 million
  • Tyler Perry — $105 million
  • Howard Stern — $95 million
  • James Patterson — $94 million
  • George Lucas — $90 million
  • Simon Cowell — $90 million
  • Glenn Beck — $80 million
  • Elton John — $80 million
  • Tom Cruise — $75 million
  • Dick Wolf — $70 million
  • Rush Limbaugh — $69 million
  • Manny Pacquiao — $67 million
  • Dr. Phil — $64 million
  • Donald Trump — $63 million
  • Ryan Seacrest — $59 million
  • Britney Spears — $58 million
  • Tiger Woods — $58 million

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Last Night Oprah Begged For Ratings In A Very Un-Orpah-Like Fashion http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/last-night-oprah-begged-for-ratings-in-very-un-orpah-like-fashion/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/last-night-oprah-begged-for-ratings-in-very-un-orpah-like-fashion/#comments Tue, 14 Feb 2012 00:46:55 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=245242 My prayers have been answered.

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If you were checking Oprah‘s Twitter feed during the Grammys, then at around 8:03 last night, you were asked by Ms. Winfrey to turn to her OWN station. Not because they had something good on, but because they REALLY wanted high ratings last night.

February marks sweeps for TV stations, which means that the ratings they garner during February are used to set their ad rates for the next few months. Rather than scheduling some compelling television, Oprah figured she would cut some corners and simply ask her minions to tune in in the most brusk way possible.

Further, she may have violated a contract made with the Nielsen company, who collects the data and creates the ratings for television stations. When stations team up with Nielsen, they pledge to not go out of their way to solicit viewers that have Nielsen boxes, which it appears Oprah very overtly did with this Tweet.

I’m sure very little will come of that breach, but more interesting is the wholesale consumption of her own pride in Oprah’s plea to the people. You’re coming off as a little desperate, Oprah.

Click here to enjoy Deadline’s objective analysis of OWN’s fare in the last line of this article.

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5 People Who Deserve An Honorary Oscar More Than Oprah Winfrey http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/5-people-who-deserve-an-honorary-oscar-more-than-oprah-winfrey/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/5-people-who-deserve-an-honorary-oscar-more-than-oprah-winfrey/#comments Thu, 04 Aug 2011 23:55:30 +0000 Jame Gumb http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=223531 In protest of Oprah's honorary Oscar, here are five people who should have received it instead.

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has decided to bestow a very special award on a very special lady: Ms. Oprah Winfrey. Despite the fact that she hasn’t appeared in a film since 1998 and only has three movie appearances to her name, the now-retried talk-show queen will receive an honorary Oscar. While that might be inspiring to millions of overweight housewives who refuse to watch the Oscars unless Billy Crystal is hosting, it’s a slap in the face to anyone who takes cinema half-way seriously. This is especially true when considering the numerous actors and actresses who have been overlooked throughout the years, and have never been given an honorary award to make up for it.

So, in protest of Oprah‘s honorary Oscar, here are five people who should have received it instead.

Peter Lorre

With a career spanning over three decades, Peter Lorre starred in some of the 20th century’s most memorable films. From M to Casablanca, the actor’s strange appearance and unique voice endeared him to audiences despite the fact that many of his characters were less than sympathetic. But at the end of the day, he died without an Oscar to his name while in a morphine induced haze. When Oprah dies, she’ll do so with an Oscar in hand, and the only haze she’ll see will be surrounding the Santa Ynez Mountains near her beautiful Monticito home.

Paul Schrader

Whil Paul Schrader is a well respected director in his own right, he is perhaps best known as the writer behind such classic Martin Scorsese films as Raging Bull and Taxi Driver. That’s right, the man behind Raging Bull and Taxi Driver doesn’t have an Oscar, but a raging cow who hasn’t had to ride in a Taxi since 1982 does. God, I hope some day a real rain comes and washes all this scum.

Sergio Leone

Sergio Leone is the director most associated with the Spaghetti Western. This is a result of his renowned Dollars Trilogy (A Fistful of Dollars; For a Few Dollars More; and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly), films that helped make Clint Eastwood a household name. Yet despite the fact that Leone contributed so much to the world of cinema, he has no Oscar to show for it. Yet Oprah, who is best known for screaming “my vajayjay is paining” on national television does. Classy.

Glenn Close

If Glenn Close’s only role had been as Alex Forrest in Fatal Attraction, that alone would have made her worthy of an honorary Oscar. But the fact that she’s had a spectacular career spanning decades (along with the fact the the Academy has overlooked her all these years) should all but assure her of the award. But not this year. This year, they’re giving it to the woman who gave us Dr. Phil.

Rob Schneider

Yeah, that Rob Schneider. His movies are awful, he can’t act, and he has no business winning a real Oscar, much less an honorary one. But at the end of the day, he’s somewhat likable, and at least he’s involved in the film industry. And to top it off, if you watch Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo wasted, you might actually enjoy it, which is more than can be said of Oprah.

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Advertisers Paying An Ass-Ton For ‘Oprah’ Finale http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/advertisers-paying-an-ass-ton-for-oprah-finale/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/advertisers-paying-an-ass-ton-for-oprah-finale/#comments Tue, 12 Apr 2011 18:02:02 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=206666 Getting rid of Oprah is expensive.

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Looks like all of that free stuff wasn’t really that free. ABC is going to get P-A-I-D for “Oprah’s” May 25th finale. Ad buyers are charging $1 million per 30-seconds of ad time when Opes says goodbye to viewers in her send-off episode. And that all depends on placement in the show. It’s likely that some slots could cost even more.

Seems especially steep for a daytime program considering prime-time finales for shows like “Lost,” “The X-Files,” and “Cheers” all commanded less than a million. And what strain will this put on Oprah‘s advertisers? The good folks at Activia are just trying to sell affordable yogurt that will prevent us from shitting our pants while waiting in traffic. Also, they’re trying to keep Jamie Lee Curtis in jazzy pantsuits. Are we to just let America’s Scream Queen walk around looking like a commonplace pauper? (THR)

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Garfield, Garner, and Harden Are Going To Show Us How Tough Life Can Be http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/garfield-garner-and-harden-are-going-to-show-us-how-tough-life-can-be/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/garfield-garner-and-harden-are-going-to-show-us-how-tough-life-can-be/#comments Thu, 10 Feb 2011 01:06:11 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=25979 Oprah's so powerful that she can recommend a book in her book club, then 11 years later, like *that*, it will be made into a moderate-budget movie.

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Oprah’s so powerful that she can recommend a book in her book club, then 11 years later, like *that*, it will be made into a moderate-budget movie with megastar Marcia Gay Harden. This time around, the beneficiary of Oprah‘s stranglehold on female minds is Back Roads, by Tawni O’Dell. What are the odds that an author named “Tawni O’Dell” DOESN’T make Oprah‘s book club? A million to one? A billion?

Back Roads follows adolescent Harley Altmyer (who I believe wrote the Beverly Hills Cop theme song), while he is forced to care for his sisters after his mother is sent to jail for killing their abusive father. The book is set in Pennsylvania coal country, so one could expect a Winter’s Bone/The Deerhunter vibe from the bleak setting.  This light-hearted romp will feature Andrew Garfield as Harley, Jennifer Garner as the object of his lust, Callie, and Marcia Gay Harden as Harley’s therapist. Veteran helmer Adrian Lyne (Unfaithful, Fatal Attraction) will direct the adaptation. Bring on the laughs!

While I always take anything Oprah does with a grain of salt, her minions are generally pretty good at picking out books, and both the cast and plot sound engaging, so I’m gonna go ahead and give this news two loud “You Go, Girl”s (Coming Soon)

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‘Bride Of Chucky’ > Oprah http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/bride-of-chucky-oprah/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/bride-of-chucky-oprah/#comments Thu, 13 Jan 2011 13:32:27 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=15974 At last, Oprah has revealed her one weakness... Chucky.

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At last, Oprah has revealed her one weakness… Chucky.

In an interview with Larry King-surrogate Piers Morgan, Oprah tells that the shitty box office returns of Beloved were the biggest failure of her life. The Jonathan Demme adaptation of Toni Morrison’s novel didn’t expect any competition when it opened against Bride Of Chucky. The film ended up being a steaming turd and came in at fifth place while Chucky came in second (Practical Magic took first).

“It premiered on a Friday night and I remember hearing on Saturday morning that we got beat by something called Chucky. I didn’t even know what Chucky was,” Winfrey told Morgan.

In all fairness Opes, if you’re going to get into the Child’s Play movies, Bride is a bad place to start. You really need the scares of the original if you’re to respect the series.

“I don’t want to call it a turkey, but it didn’t work, and it sent me into a massive, depressive macaroni and cheese-eating tailspin. Literally!”

So, she was literally falling through the air while eating macaroni and cheese? Literally. I’m sure.

“It was the only time in my life that I was ever depressed, and I recognized that’I am depressed,’ because I’ve done enough shows [on the topic]. ‘Oh, this is what people [read: poor people - Ed.] must feel like who are depressed.’”

That’s what depressed her the most? I’d have thought it would have been when she opened that school for girls in South Africa and didn’t do proper background checks. Which, of course, lead to the girls being sexually abused by the staff. Twice. Or, maybe she’d be depressed by all the sadness she’s exploited on her show over the years. None of those things depressed her as much as having a bomb at the box office? Man, somebody better go over and check on M. Night Shyamalan. Make sure he isn’t hitting the macaroni and cheese too hard. (Vulture)

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Are Oprah and E.T. Lost Soulmates? http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/are-oprah-and-e-t-lost-soulmates/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/are-oprah-and-e-t-lost-soulmates/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 The resemblance is uncanny.

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The resemblance is uncanny.

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Ebert Speaks! In This Clip from ‘Oprah’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/ebert-speaks-in-this-clip-from-oprah/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/ebert-speaks-in-this-clip-from-oprah/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000   Yesterday I told you about Roger Ebert's miracle voice computer that he is premiering on today's episode of Oprah. It's understandable that you may not be able to watch the episode due to your busy work schedule or presence of testicles. With that in mind we have this sneak peek. It's actually really amazing how accurate the voice sounds and it's completely heart-warming to see how happy Ebert is to have it back. Though if he were frowning, we would have no way of knowing. The science for that doesn't exist yet. (Videogum)

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Yesterday I told you about Roger Ebert‘s miracle voice computer that he is premiering on today’s episode of Oprah. It’s understandable that you may not be able to watch the episode due to your busy work schedule or presence of testicles. With that in mind we have this sneak peek. It’s actually really amazing how accurate the voice sounds and it’s completely heart-warming to see how happy Ebert is to have it back. Though if he were frowning, we would have no way on knowing. The science for that doesn’t exist yet. (Videogum)

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Roger Ebert Debuts New Old Voice on ‘Oprah’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/roger-ebert-debuts-new-old-voice-on-oprah/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/roger-ebert-debuts-new-old-voice-on-oprah/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Opes helps Roger Ebert promote his new line of novelty "weird beards."After losing his jaw and subsequently his voice to cancer, it seemed that Roger Ebert would never be able to speak again. Thanks to CereProc, the famed critic has regained his voice, and is no longer forced to communicate using only 'thumbs up' or 'thumbs down' gestures.The Scottish company has been able to capture audio from Ebert's DVD commentaries to create a system where he can type and listeners hear a voice that sounds like him. From Yahoo:The new voice, which Ebert calls "Roger Jr.," will be heard predicting Oscar winners on a segment of "The Oprah Winfrey Show" airing Tuesday."Yes, 'Roger Jr.' needs to be smoother in tone and steadier in pacing, but the little rascal is good," Ebert wrote. "To hear him coming from my own computer made me ridiculously happy."I'm happy for Roger Ebert because it must be completely frustrating to lose the ability to communicate, but this isn't exactly new technology. In fact, the disembodied voice of Arnold Schwarzenegger has been asking Chinese take-out workers "Who is your daddy and what does he do," for the better part of the last fifteen years. (Yahoo)

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Opes helps Roger Ebert promote his new line of novelty "weird beards."

After losing his jaw and subsequently his voice to cancer, it seemed that Roger Ebert would never be able to speak again. Thanks to CereProc, the famed critic has regained his voice, and is no longer forced to communicate using only ‘thumbs up’ or ‘thumbs down’ gestures.

The Scottish company has been able to capture audio from Ebert’s DVD commentaries to create a system where he can type and listeners hear a voice that sounds like him. From Yahoo:

The new voice, which Ebert calls "Roger Jr.," will be heard predicting Oscar winners on a segment of "The Oprah Winfrey Show" airing Tuesday.

"Yes, ‘Roger Jr.’ needs to be smoother in tone and steadier in pacing, but the little rascal is good," Ebert wrote. "To hear him coming from my own computer made me ridiculously happy."

I’m happy for Roger Ebert because it must be completely frustrating to lose the ability to communicate, but this isn’t exactly new technology. In fact, the disembodied voice of Arnold Schwarzenegger has been asking Chinese take-out workers "Who is your daddy and what does he do," for the better part of the last fifteen years. (Yahoo)

 

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