Monday, April 23, 2012
"Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol" was the No. 1 Redbox rental in Shorewood last week.
Once again, Shorewood and Dave Wilson are going to have to agree to disagree. See, Shorewood seems to love Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol (at least love it enough to make it the No. 1 Redbox movie rental last week), and Dave, not so much. Here's what Dave had to say about Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol in his review back in January: Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise, who also produced) is out to save the world once again in Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (we’ll call it M:IGP from here out), and throughout this flick, I was rooting for the bad guys to destroy Earth and prevent us from watching another dreadful sequel like this one (it’s the fourth installment — it only feels like the 24th). Well, Dave's words of warning appear to have …
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Lifetime posted huge numbers in the first quarter of 2012, and the Drew Peterson movie was a big reason, according to television website TheFutonCritc.com
Drew Peterson: Untouchable, the smash-hit movie based on the critically acclaimed true crime sensation Fatal Vows: The Tragic Wives of Sergeant Drew Peterson, by Joseph Hosey (me), was a driving force in the Lifetime network's incredibly strong showing in the first quarter of 2012, says the website TheFutonCritic.com. TheFutonCritic said Lifetime "posted major growth in viewership among the key demographics in First Quarter 2012 versus First Quarter 2011," and pointed to Drew Peterson: Untouchable as a big reason: "Lifetime was the quarter's #1 basic cable network for movies among Women 25-54 and Women 18+ across total day and the debut of Drew Peterson: Untouchable, starring Rob Lowe, was the #1 movie telecast across basic cable among …
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
If you thought the preview was cool, you better check out this two-minute commercial.
Lifetime has a new two-minute commercial for Drew Peterson: Untouchable, and it is packed with action and drama. Rob Lowe is there pushing Kaley Cuoco into a big-screen TV. He's wearing a Hawaiian shirt in a bar and talking like Dennis Farina. It even looks like the guy playing Joe Hosey shows up for a few seconds. What else could you possibly want? But why talk about the commercial when you can watch the commercial. So go ahead. Click play and check it out. And then check out the movie on Lifetime Jan. 21.
Friday, December 30, 2011
And I got a nicer ride too.
Dan Rozek from the Sun-Times got his hands on an advance copy of the new Drew Peterson movie and he says I'm a "key character" in it. "Hosey is a key character in the film, but he’s portrayed as relaxed, polite and, well, Californian," Rozek wrote. "Hosey, a native New Yorker and die-hard Mets fan, is far more brash, aggressive and intense than his soft-spoken, reel-life counterpart. Besides, the movie version of the reporter drives a boring, four-door brown sedan; Hosey actually drove a beat-up white pickup that always seemed to be parked in front of Peterson’s house or at the ex-cop’s latest hangout." Relaxed, polite, Californian and a new car. Hey, I'll take it.
Sunday, December 18, 2011
Every day is Christmas when you live in Shorewood.
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, at least when it's not 50 degrees out and raining cats and dogs. But even when it's unseasonably warm and unbearably wet, Shorewood is bursting with Christmas spirit. And that goes for every day of the year. Shorewood has so much Christmas spirit that Santa Claus actually wanted to set up his headquarters there, right on Earl Road. And he would have too, if it wasn't for that tax break he got from the North Pole. Hey, it's his loss. If Santa Claus had chosen to open up shop in Shorewood, he might have been able to get in on some of the fantastic things that happened there last week. Let's take a look at what he missed with yet another SHOREWOOD REWIND: Neighbors of the Shorewood house state Rep…
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Drew Peterson's lawyer told the Tribune the locked up accused wife-killer found the trailer for Lifetime's movie about him "hilarious."
A story on the Tribune's website Thursday night reported that one of Drew Peterson's attorneys, Joel Brodsky, "spoke to his jailed client on the phone Thursday morning and played him the just-released online trailer of the upcoming Lifetime movie Drew Peterson: Untouchable." "He laughed and said, 'That's hilarious,'" Brodsky said, according to the Tribune. The Tribune failed to explain how Peterson managed to see the trailer over the phone, or if it was just the dramatic music and single line of dialogue — "I'm untouchable, bitch" — that Peterson found so funny. If they can't watch Lifetime in the jail, maybe Brodsky can play Peterson the whole movie over his phone.
Sunday, December 11, 2011
All sorts of people this week were bound for places they don't belong, or at least not for such a long time.
Things make sense in Shorewood. Shorewood's a great place, and the marvelous people who are its citizenry belong there. No, it's more than that. They deserve to be there. Everything's very reasonable and adds up. But once you get outside Shorewood, once you're in other places, things fall apart. Take Cooperstown, NY, for instance, where they are going to put Ron Santo in the Hall of Fame. Ron Santo! What? If they're letting that guy in, Mark Teahen should have something to look forward to after he retires. Whose idea was it to let Santo in anyway? Were they trying to make enshrining Ryne Sandberg look less ridiculous? So Santo and Teahen are in the Hall of Fame forever. Then, the day after that travesty, up in Chicago, they sentence …