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Stuff: Python Reunion, Hold the Cleese
Posted on 07.07.09 by Widge @ 11:52 am
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John Cleese and Snake

To paraphrase Lewis Carroll, we give you the stuff you need to know. When we get to the end of that, we stop. Enjoy.

  • It's an almost Monty Python reunion as everybody but John Cleese is on hand for when Not The Messiah (He's A Very Naughty Boy) hits Europe at last on October 23rd. It's for the 40th Anniversary of the show, and the fact that only a six-part docu is going to be aired and then hit DVD doesn't make sense--in the sense that that's all they're going to do. Blu-Ray release or...what? Because it's not like them to not try and make more money. Not that I necessarily blame them. I'm just saying. Source. Rob gave us the headsup.
  • Considering how much shit Tony Jaa's Ong Bak 2 went through to get made, I'm even more impressed with the trailer. Because it makes it look good.

    Seriously, the dude just ran up an elephant's face to flip-kick a guy. How cool is that? Found at Twitch, where they have the French trailer in which Jaa fights a crocodile. Nice. Direct link for the feedreaders. Headsup via Unidentified Madman.

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    Stuff You Need to Know: Do You Think They've Offered "Gobots" to Uwe Boll Yet?
    Posted on 06.30.09 by Widge @ 6:54 pm
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    Stargate SG-1 cast

  • Amazon has the entire series of Stargate SG-1 on sale today for $131.99, which is 60% off. While stocks last, of course.

    Also Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz are out on Blu-Ray September 22nd. Click on the titles to pre-order yours...although I see Hot Fuzz is just a reminder thing and not an order yet. I'll keep an eye on it.

    And Tuffley reminded me that Windows 7 is available for pre-order on Amazon as well: here.

    Speaking of Nick Frost and Simon Pegg, in case you hadn't seen it, Nick's on Twitter. We need Simon on there. And their next film, Paul, has a website up where they're going berserk with the behind the scenes stuff.

    Direct link for the feedreaders.

    And speaking of Blu-Ray, the original film MASH is hitting it September 1st. No pre-order available yet.

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    Stuff: Biggest Zombie Party on the Planet Nigh
    Posted on 06.11.09 by Widge @ 1:50 pm
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    I Spit on Your Rave poster

  • I Spit on Your Rave has the best movie title you will hear this week. The concept is it's 2018 and six years since a zombie virus unleashed upon the 2012 Olympics and mankind has gone the way of the dodo and good Marvel Comics. So out of boredom, a zombie music festival is born. This sounds so mental, I am filled with glee just telling you about it. Apparently, they're filming this at the Big Chill Festival with production starting on August 6th and they want everybody to show up and play a zombie extra. Not only do they get their movie, but they get the world record for "Most Amount of Zombies Captured on Camera". Is there anything about this film to not respect? Not at present. Here's their official site for more info. Source.
  • The Coraline musical is now running through July 5th. It seems to have pleased The Neil, so my hope is that a DVD of the performance will be on sale for those of us who don't have a prayer of seeing it in NYC before it closes. Source.
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    Stuff: E3 is Just a Big Conspiracy to Get Me to Buy a Gaming System
    Posted on 06.03.09 by Widge @ 2:33 am
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    Beatles Rock Band

  • So it's E3 time again, and these bastards are doing everything in their power to break down my will and make me buy a gaming system. As I mentioned before, they struck a low blow by partnering with The Beatles to create a version of Rock Band that's all their own. Then, knowing I was already weakened, they put out a trailer like this:

    Direct link for the feedreaders.

    See what I mean? Total. Bastards. You can pre-order Beatles Rock Band here. I am still holding out.

    Not helping is the fact that the zombie games just get more and more incredible looking. Be warned, though, the next trailer is...well, it's got zombies. So you can pretty much guess its nature.

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    Stuff You Need to Know: Ghostbusters 3 Still Has Some Life After Death In It. Allegedly.
    Posted on 05.19.09 by Widge @ 9:40 pm
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    Because if you want to read an entire site devoted to this stuff, be our guest. But trust us, the news is still fresh when we get around to sharing it. And we get it out of the way quickly so you can grit your teeth and get it over with. Enjoy.

  • Sherlock Holmes trailer is up. And even Doc thinks it has some promise, so all is definitely not lost. Yet.

    Direct link for the feedreaders.

    You can take a look at the round-up of various previous versions of Holmes here. Thanks to Occasional Superheroine (@ohsuperheroine) for the headsup.

  • Some bits from the Coraline musical are going up for auction over at the MCC Theater's website. Check their site out for more information. Via The Neil (@neilhimself).
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    Stuff: America Has the Pop Factor? What, Are You Nuts?
    Posted on 05.10.09 by Widge @ 11:37 pm
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    Peter Kay as Geraldine McQueen with Paul McCartney

    Because there's a lot of pop culture stuff out there. And you don't need an entire website to cover it minute by minute. It'll still be there when we get there. Trust us.

  • Peter Kay was in Los Angeles to snag an award and said he had been asked to make an American version of Britain's Got the Pop Factor and Possibly a New Celebrity Jesus Christ Soapstar Superstar Strictly on Ice. If you have seen it--and if you haven't, you should by *cough* any means necessary--then you, like me, know that it would never, ever work in America. We're still angsting over a tit from five years ago--I doubt if the wildly un-PC show would work even on cable. Kay seems not to be crazy about the idea for other reasons--he says he has no desire to "crack America"--but the show works in the UK and shouldn't be imported. It just can't translate. America's just not mature enough for that level of genius. Source. (To get a bit of Peter Kay as Geraldine McQueen, we posted her Christmas single here.)
  • Technically, this Day The Earth Stood Still shirt isn't something you need to know, but it's nice to know about if you saw the remake and felt dirty afterwards and feel like you need to do something to make amends.
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    Stuff: Supreme Court Breast Fixation Requires an Intervention
    Posted on 05.04.09 by Widge @ 5:45 pm
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    Woody Allen vs. Breast

    Pop culture news you can actually use. Or if not use, then at least read without feeling like you just lost five minutes of your life. Because those five minutes...they do add up.

  • The Supreme Court, because it didn't have anything else better to do, has ordered a federal appeals court to take another look at the thrown-out $550K fine against CBS for the 2004 Janet Jackson wardrobe malfunction.

    Let me repeat that in simple terms: in the midst of an international recession and a flu hysteria pandemic, the U.S. government wants to re-open a case about a tit appearing on national television...five years ago. Dear rest of the world: please mock us for this. Because, honestly, we deserve it. What the fuck. Source.

  • Battlestar Galactica: The Complete Series is coming out July 28th. It's big. Twenty-five DVDs or Twenty Blu-Rays. You can pre-order the DVD version here or the Blu-Ray version here.
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    Stuff: Fleeting Expletives = Deck Chairs on the Decency Titanic
    Posted on 05.02.09 by Widge @ 5:43 am
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    Many sites want you to spend all day reading their regurgitated press releases. We would never dream of wasting your time like that. But like this--this is fair game.

    Gremlin Shoe by Reebok

  • In a bit of retro madness/genius, Reebok is putting out shoes based on the movie Gremlins, which I'm sad to say, turns 25 this year. Shown is a snippet of the Gremlin shoe. There's also a Mogwai shoe. No idea where you can get a pair for yourself, though. Source.
  • Is it possible? Can it be? After years of lamenting over the loss of funnyman Chevy Chase--he's in a pilot for NBC that looks like it'll get picked up for series? It's called Community and I fear it will either be brilliant and last all of four episodes or be shit and last for all of four seasons. We shall see.
  • Death Note is going to be remade into a live-action film by Warner Brothers, or at least the first three volumes of the manga. The scribes who did Tarsem's aforementioned War of the Gods are on board. Source.
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    Stuff: Abraham Lincoln to Fight Vampires; Gillian Anderson to Fight Who
    Posted on 04.27.09 by Widge @ 1:59 am
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    Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter

  • Abraham Lincoln will soon be kicking vampire ass, apparently. Seth Grahame-Smith, author of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, will be updating Lincoln's biography with his anti-vampire fu. io9 poo-poos this idea with the air of people who are pissed they didn't think of it first, frankly. Because while this isn't the Abraham Lincoln vs. zombies book I wanted to read, I'm still behind it 100%. Especially when it turns out Booth was just the blood slave of Dracula.
  • This is the trailer for One-Eyed Monster, which is what happens when the adult film industry and horror collide. It's funny. But it's wrong. And it has Ron Jeremy in the cast. And whether or not it's SFW is up to you. Just wear headphones at least.

    Direct link for the feedreaders.

  • Amazon has a crapload of sci-fi titles on sale. I've picked out some choice ones...

    And there's a slew of television--like Stargate, X-Files and Trek--for decent prices as well. Check it all out here.

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    Buskers Around the World Unite and Jam
    Posted on 04.18.09 by Widge @ 7:17 pm
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    Playing for Change

    A documentary about street musicians around the world looks like it's going to be amazing if it spawns something like this, in which a musician in Santa Monica lays down the main track and then buskers around the world join in and jam out on Ben E. King's "Stand By Me." Ken shared this via Twitter and it is fan-freaking-tastic.

    Direct link for the feedreaders.

    The CD/DVD is available for pre-order here for $9.99. And I can't wait to see it. Their website is here. And I've embedded the trailer below. Enjoy.
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