Headsup: Missions Impossible

 

In the Mission Impossible series of films, Tom Cruise stars as secret agent Ethan Hunt, who along with an elite support team chases down a variety of bad guys with lots of action, firepower, and kicksplosions in the mix.  Now out for the first time on 4K Ultra HD are all five films in the franchise, released just in time for the theatrical premiere of Mission: Impossible – Fallout. This is mostly a re-release as all of the bonus features outlined below have appeared on previous Blu-ray sets, but it’s important to note that the 4K Ultra HD, while just a bonus for some other films, may make a huge difference in your at-home viewing experience due to the extremely visual nature of the Mission: Impossible cinematic world.

Mission Impossible 4KMission: Impossible includes featurettes covering the history of the franchise (including the television series), Tom Cruise’s dedication to doing his own stunt work, the roles of real-life spies, and the creation of the film’s final action sequence. It also features a special look at the International Spy Museum in Washington, D.C. (hosted by the museum’s Executive Director Peter Earnest), award ceremony tributes to Tom Cruise, “dossiers” on the film’s characters, promotional trailers and TV spots, and a photo gallery.  The 4K set is available on Amazon for $25.79.

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Your Weekend Justice #253: That’s Just Manilow and Stop It

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It’s Weekend Justice: the Internet’s #1 audio trainwreck…and we flop back into the past to fill in the time-jump gap. Eventually.

Agenda:

  • Stanley Cup talk, whatever that means
  • Dieting
  • 2016 and why it’s Tuffley’s fault
  • Remembering Prince
  • Widge sucks and should be destroyed
  • Your Guns n’ Roses/ ACDC update
  • Crisis on Infinite Beyonces
  • WEJ v Batman v Superman
  • Disney and Marvel theme parkage
  • Universal Studios…still there
  • The new Who companion
  • Green Room
  • ID4 sequel
  • The latest from Godzilla
  • Iron Fist and Doctor Strange
  • The road to Defenders
  • Fun with vehicle collisions!
  • Hulk acting like the Hulk
  • No Inhumans movie
  • Fear Fear the Walking Dead
  • Being old and hating live music shows
  • The good old days of buying tickets
  • How to keep those pesky kids out of the cinemas
  • Soundtracks
  • Tarsem the Heartbreaker
  • Legends of Tomorrow
  • More remembering Prince

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Your Monday Morning Mental Sorbet: Neil Fallon, Leader of the People

Clutch: How to Shake Hands

It’s no secret that we think Clutch rocks balls. And not just because they let us use “Promoter (Of Earthbound Causes)” as our Weekend Justice theme song. Because ever since Doc introduced me to them via their self-titled album, they have kicked ass straight through to today. And now, they keep getting me more excited about their latest effort, Book of Bad Decisions, out in September.

Their latest music video, for “How to Shake Hands,” makes me laugh every time I watch the goddamn thing. Enjoy. And remember to vote.

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Headsup: Laughter, Tears, and Terminators

Forrest Gump 4KWinner of six Academy Awards (including Best Picture), Forrest Gump remains an iconic film that is beloved by old and new fans alike. Tom Hanks plays the endearing title character, whose incredibly sweet disposition and loyalty to family and friends more than compensates for his intellectual shortcomings. A rockstar roster of actors fills out the main cast as their stories of love and loss weave together against the backdrop of some of the most notable events of the twentieth century. The film is now out in a new 4K HD / Blu-ray set packed with special features. Bonus content includes multiple commentaries from the production team, featurettes on the production processes, special looks at the film’s innovative visual special effects and sound design, the historical significance of the film’s music, screen tests, and more. (It is important to note that several of these bonus featues mirror those on the film’s 2009 Blu-ray release, so if you already have that on the shelf, do some comparison before jumping into this new set to make sure you know what you’re getting.) The new 4K HD / Blu-ray is currently avaiilable on Amazon for $25.78.

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MasterClass: My Latest Obsession

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Malcolm Gladwell Teaches Non-Fiction Writing

I think we’re in violent agreement that there are just too many good TV shows these days. The way things have been going, only the coming global armageddon and a media server in my fallout shelter will enable me to catch up. I’m especially screwed on most stuff this year because I’ve been almost exclusively watching courses from MasterClass.

After hearing me go on and on about how cool it looked, Cosette scored tremendous points by getting me the All-Access Pass for Xmas. When you consider that one course is $90 and all the courses are $180, well, it’s a no-brainer.

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Top Ten Tips for Ultimate Thrift Store Shopping

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[Editor’s Note: Thrifting is fantastic. I’ve gotten some of my favorite t-shirts and jackets from such places. But nobody out-thrifts Thespia. If it becomes an Olympic sport, with her on the team, we’ve got it in the bag. No pun intended. She knows her stuff. -Widge]

How many times have you complimented a friend on a piece of clothing and heard the response, “Isn’t it great? And I got it for only five dollars!” Finding great deals isn’t as hard or as time consuming as many of us may believe. One of the easiest (and I daresay most fun) ways of saving tons of money on clothing, household items, etc. is to check out your local thrift store. Whether you’re a seasoned “thrifter” or have never set foot in a second-hand shop before, check out the tips below on how to make your trip smooth, effective, and enjoyable.
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Headsup: Check Out These Complete Collections and Buy South Park a Drink

Jackass Complete TV Movie CollectionIf you’re a fan of the Jackass television series and movies, you’ll be excited to know that the Jackass Complete Movie and TV Collection is now available in an eleven-disc DVD set.  Released just in time for Action Point (the newest movie in the franchise), the set features all seven films and the entire television series (presented in its unrated version). Thrilling stunts and uproarious pranks abound as Johnny Knoxville, Bam Margera, Steve-O, Chris Pontius, and Jason ‘Wee Man’ Acuña seek to fill their lives with as much hilarity as possible.  Sadly there are no bonus features in this collection (I imagine all the hijinks create some fairly lively behind-the-scenes action and that these guys would provide some pretty colorful audio commentary, but there you have it.)  The Jackass Complete Movie and TV Collection is available on Amazon for $18.59, which considering the total run time of 979 minutes means you’re paying less than two cents a minute to experience everything Jackass.

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