32 Days of Halloween XI, Day 1: Just When You Thought It Was Safe…

Halloween Eyes

Holy crap, we’ve done so many of these we’ve actually run out of the regular Friday the 13th films to grab titles from. So I guess that makes this…32 Days of Halloween vs. Jason. Halloween is just like honey badger, it takes your September 30th because October is not big enough to contain this madness. We kick off with some Oingo Boingo, which I honestly had forgotten was tied to the Rodney Dangerfield film Back to School.

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Things: An Uncharacteristic Plea for Ice Cream Sanity

Tower of ice cream

This is going to be strange. I am someone who makes desserts and tries to use every possible dessert ingredient in the pantry. My last batch of brownies was titled The Rise and Fall of Western Civilization as Expressed in Brownie Form. (Yes, that’s italicized. That batch was truly a work of art.) I believe that nothing exceeds like excess.

And yet.

Ben & Jerry’s needs to calm the hell down. There is a time to lump ingredients (turn turn turn) and there is a time to just let one thing speak for itself. For example: there is a new line of “Truffles” flavors. It appears to be exclusive to Wal-Mart. At least, that’s the only place I’ve found it locally. (Update since my first draft of this: I found the Milkshake flavor at a Kroger.)

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Your Weekend Justice #275: The Power of Coconuts, Man

Wax cylinders

It’s Weekend Justice: the Internet’s #1 audio trainwreck…and here’s the latest of the new(ish) batch.

Agenda:

  • Premature Rock Lobstering
  • Dodging the Dire Straits conversation
  • Sound Board spring cleaning
  • Jon is still homeless, mostly
  • Evil research companies
  • Facebook is evil but RTFM
  • Remembering the Gabfest
  • Rox hipping people up
  • Movies based on video games
  • Congrats to Scott
  • Three Little Pigs brought to you by Wendy’s
  • Target vs. Wal-Mart
  • Not watching The Walking Dead
  • Being prophetic about Rick leaving
  • Lost in Space: Oh, the pain
  • Bass Protopia
  • Isle of Dogs and the Wes Anderson Players
  • Pacific Rim: Uprising
  • The truth about Froggy
  • Thoroughbreds
  • Wax cylinders
  • David Byrne biking
  • 1980s coming around again again
  • Printing press accuracy
  • Widge’s nipples vs. Infinity War
  • Bad country music about Texas
  • Mister Rogers
  • Soundbreaking
  • Bing Crosby
  • ODB is The Beyonder
  • Concert ticket prices
  • The many faces of Donald Sutherland
  • You got your Whedon in my Snyder
  • Life with a mustache
  • AquaDudeBro
  • Johnny Cash vs. James Bond
  • The Ballad of Indy Jones
  • New Mutants
  • Toys Were Us
  • Kansas City
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    Headsup: The Good, The Bad, and The Supernatural

    Disclaimer: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment requests we note that it provided a free copy of Supernatural: The Complete Thirteenth Season, The Flash: The Complete Fourth Season, and Lucifer: The Complete Third Season.  The opinions I share are my own.

    Criminal Minds Season ThirteenCriminal Minds revolves around an elite team of FBI profilers who analyze the country’s most twisted criminal minds, anticipating their next moves before they strike again. The Behavioral Analysis Unit’s most experienced agent is David Rossi, founding member of the BAU, who is essential in helping the team solve new cases. Special Agent Simmons joins his colleagues in the BAU after consulting them when he was a member of the International Response Team. Simmons is an ex-Delta soldier with deft profiling skills and military special-ops expertise. As the team evolves together, the BAU continues its dedication to using their expertise to pinpoint predators’ motivations and identify their emotional triggers in the attempt to stop them. —from CBS

    Now out on DVD is Criminal Minds: Season Thirteen, which includes all twenty-two episodes of the thirteenth season along with over ninety minutes of extras. Special features include five featurettes (“Getting Lucky”, “Bunker Mentality”, “Breaking up the BAU”, “Thirteen Minds”, and “Would You Make a Good FBI Agent?”) along with the table read of Episode 21 (“Mixed Signals”), a gag reel, and deleted and extended scenes. Viewers are also treated to the pilot episodes of CBS favorites Bull and SEAL Team (a nice way to get a sneak peek at them if you somehow missed them on regular TV and don’t have a CBS All Access subscription.) Criminal Minds: Season Thirteen is available on Amazon on DVD for $29.99 or digitally for $24.99 (although the extras there are limited to a one-minute special with Kirsten Vangsness talking about her favorite moments from the previous season.) You can also get the same digital presentation on iTunes, but the price goes up dramatically to $34.99, so either way Amazon is probably your best bet on this one.

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    DragonCon 2018: Gird Thy Loins

    Tres Weirdos

    DragonCon is on the horizon once more. Here is where we shall make our stand against boredom and sanity:

    TL/DR NOTE: The Fun Fest is Sunday, September 3rd starting at 10:00pm in Regency V in the Hyatt.

    Follow our Needcoffee feed for last minute updates. Where available, everyone’s first mention has their Twitter ID linked up–so feel free to follow folks for their latest weirdness. (Except in cases where they’ve been added to an earlier panel than I first had them–so they’re Twitter-linked on here somewhere. I’m old and lazy.) As always, this list is subject to change without notice or reason or rhyme.

    As always, inevitably, there will be formatting and other stupid errors on this schedule. If you find something wrong, just ping me and we’ll get it fixed. DON’T PANIC. Trust me, I’ll tell you when to panic.

    Changelog: 8/29 – Rob’s schedule added.

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    Headsup: Tales from the World of Comics

    Disclaimer: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment requests we note that it provided a free copy of the titles below.  The opinions I share are my own.

     

    Riverdale Complete Second SeasonRiverdale follows the characters of the Archie Comics series as they tangle with love, loss, and divided loyalties. Season Two sees Archie reeling from his father’s shooting at the hand of the Black Hood, while Betty and Jughead’s relationship is tested as he joins the Southside Serpents and her brother Chic suddenly returns. Veronica’s father brings his own machinations to the mix, and the town struggles to keep itself together while under the shadow of the Black Hood and a dangerous new drug sweeping through the teenage population. Now out on Blu-ray and DVD is Riverdale: The Complete Second Season, which includes all twenty-two episodes from Season Two along with two hours of bonus content. Extras include four featurettes, the Riverdale 2017 Comic-Con panel, deleted scenes, and a gag reel. Riverdale: The Complete Second Season is available on Amazon, with the Blu-ray priced at $37.87 and the DVD at $24.99.

    Arrow Complete Sixth SeasonOliver Queen can conquer any challenge in his secret identity as the Green Arrow– but can he embrace his new identity as a father?  In Season Six of Arrow, Queen strives to protect the city both as its mayor and its vigilante superhero while contending with enemies Black Siren, Vigilante, Ricardo Diaz, Cayden James, and others. With relations between his team beginning to break down, Queen must do all in his power to fight past and present enemies before Star City is lost for good. Arrow: The Complete Sixth Season is out now on Blu-ray and DVD, featuring all twenty-three episodes as well as several extras. Special features include all four DC super hero crossover episodes (with DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, The Flash, and Supergirl), three featurettes focusing on Deathstroke, the crossover / Earth-X, and Cayden James, and a best-of compilation of DC TV’s Comic-Con panels from 2017. Arrow: The Complete Sixth Season is available on Amazon on Blu-ray and DVD (for $40.70 and $29.96, respectively).

    Gotham the Complete Fourth SeasonIn Season Four of Gotham, Bruce Wayne begins to follow his future path toward becoming the caped crusader as he sees Penguin, Riddler, Barbara Kean, Tabitha Galavan, and Poison Ivy threatening his beloved city.  With the help of his trainer Ra’s al Ghul, his butler Alfred, and previous Wayne Enterprises executive Lucius Fox, Bruce begins to form his vigilante identity in an attempt to bolster the peace-keeping efforts of Jim Gordon and Harvey Bullock. Gotham: The Complete Fourth Season is out today on DVD and Blu-ray, including all twenty-two episodes of the fourth season, two featurettes (“Solomon Grundy: Born on a Monday” and “The Sirens Take Gotham”), the best-of Comic-Con compilation featured in the Arrow extras above, and deleted scenes.  Gotham: The Complete Fourth Season is available now on Blu-ray (at $37.99) and DVD (at $29.96) on Amazon.

    Aquaman - Rage of AtlantisAlong with his pals Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, and Green Lantern Jessica Cruz, Aquaman must face enemies in the air, on land, and in the sea in Aquaman: Rage of Atlantis, the latest animated feature from LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes. Facing an attack from Atrocitus and the Red Lanterns, Aquaman must make the difficult choice to leave his kingdom to answer the call of the Justice League or risk the destruction of all he holds dear. DC Comics Super Heroes: Aquaman – Rage of Atlantis is now out in a Blu-ray Combo Set and DVD. There are no bonus features on this one, but (while supplies last) both formats include a limited-edition exclusive Jessica Cruz / Green Lantern LEGO minifigure. The film is available now on Amazon on DVD (for $9.99) and on Blu-ray Combo Pack (for $14.99).

    Death of SupermanIn The Death of Superman, an asteroid crashes into the ocean bringing an uncontrollable force (known only as “Doomsday”), compelling Batman, Wonder Woman, Superman, and the rest of the Justice League come together to fight the all-powerful enemy and save Metropolis.  As the battle comes to a head, Superman and Doomsday face each other in the ultimate showdown, with the outcome determining the fate not only of Metropolis, but Earth itself.  The Death of Superman is out now on DVD, Blu-ray Combo Pack, and Blu-ray 4K Combo Pack.  The Blu-ray sets boast a few bonus features, including the featurette “Death of Superman: The Brawl that Topped Them All”, two bonus cartoons from the DC Comics Vault, and a sneak peek at Reign of the Supermen, DC Universe’s next animated movie set to be released in 2019.  All formats are available on Amazon, with the DVD priced at $12.96, the Blu-ray Combo Pack at $17.96, and the Blu-ray 4K Combo Pack at $24.99.  There is also a limited-edition gift set (currently on Amazon for $23.74) which includes a Death of Superman figurine.