Headsup: 3D Dogs, Chickens, Guinea Pigs and Other Mayhem

There’s a lot of stuff that comes out all the time, and the companies are want your attention and mostly…your coin. But, you know, it’s your coin and you have to take care where you spend it. With these posts we try to take you through recent releases so you can make up your mind. If you find the info here to be of use, do us a favor and purchase stuff from Amazon through us. Especially if you were going to buy the stuff anyway. That gives us kickbacks, which help pay for things. Like the server. And coffee. And therapy. We thank you.

Bolt 3D Blu-Ray
Chicken Little 3D Blu-Ray
Meet the Robinsons 3D Blu-Ray

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By | 2017-09-24T22:35:16+00:00 November 17th, 2011|Headsup|0 Comments

Win Atlas Shrugged: Part 1 on DVD!

Atlas Shrugged: Part 1 DVD

It’s the first part of Atlas Shrugged, hitting DVD from Fox. Here’s what they have to say for themselves:

Set in 2016, the country is on the verge of economic collapse. Young executive, Dagny Taggart (Taylor Schilling, “Mercy”) runs one of the largest remaining railroads despite her inept CEO brother, James (Matthew Marsden, Resident Evil: Extinction). To save the railroad from financial ruin, Dagny seeks out entrepreneurial industrialist Henry Rearden (Grant Bowler, “True Blood”), whose super-strength metal alloy holds the promise of the future. As government interference abound continues and the country’s most competent and productive workers systematically disappear, Dagny refuses to give up. As she bears witness to seeing the motor of the world stopped, Dagny increasingly hears people reciting: Who is John Galt?

And if you want a review of the film itself, I just happened to have made one:

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By | 2017-09-24T22:35:48+00:00 November 1st, 2011|Contests|1 Comment

Stuff: Andrew Garfield Spidey-Suits Up

Amazing Spider-Man

The Pareto Principle states that 80% of the worthwhile pop culture news can be snagged by only taking in 20% of the volume of regular pop culture news coverage. (Or something like that.) This post is designed for anyone who wants pop culture news in digestible bits, all in one shot, so that person can take a few minutes to get up to speed and then get on with their lives. Enjoy.

  • Amazing Spider-Man has a release date: July 3, 2012. And while a previous picture showed a slightly battered Andrew Garfield in most of the Spidey suit, the official site now has a pic that’s supposed to be Garfield in full gear. I dunno…works for me. Click through to the official site to embiggen it.
  • Dominic Cooper has signed on to play Henry, the friendly neighborhood vampire, in Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter. Source.
  • Atlas Shrugged Part 1 has a trailer and a release date of April 15th. It looks, however, frighteningly good. Whatever it turns out to be, I imagine it has a screenwriter that didn’t blatantly misread the original novel. I won’t mention any names, because that would be indiscreet. Randall Wallace. Trailer comes after the break.

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  • By | 2017-09-24T22:44:03+00:00 February 16th, 2011|Stuff You Need to Know|1 Comment

    Stuff: Send Some Birthday Love to Uncle Ray

    Ray Bradbury
  • Uncle Ray Bradbury is celebrating his 89th birthday and there’s apparently a party taking place on August 22nd at Mystery and Imagination in Glendale. Sadly, I won’t be able to make the shindig, but here’s the cool bit: the bookstore will pass any birthday cards off to the man himself. So if you owe him some snippets of imagination that he inspired or if he helped shaped your writing (his Zen in the Art of Writing is an invaluable resource), then shoot him a card, why don’t you? I’m sure you can still find a meatspace mailbox somewhere near where you are. Found via.
  • An Alien prequel? Ugh. I know. It just makes your head hurt. But when you tell me that Ridley Scott is attached to direct? Then I’m just…terribly confused. The way you revitalize the franchise is to go backwards? When all you need to do is make an actual Aliens vs. Predator film based on the comic? But later in the article, it’s referred to as a “reboot.” So are people learning the wrong lesson from the latest Star Trek film? No idea. I just know the script hasn’t been written yet and it’s a long, long road between pre-script and hitting the cinema. And Ridley’s a busy guy, as has been discussed before. So I’ll believe this when it starts shooting.
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    By | 2017-09-24T23:00:29+00:00 August 7th, 2009|Stuff You Need to Know|2 Comments

    Stuff You Need to Know: Atlas Shrugged Gets Shrugged Off. Good.

    Atlas Shrugged
  • Atlas Shrugged has fallen through, although Lionsgate is still interested after Angelina Jolie passed on Dagny. This is for the best. It can’t be made into a film. Sorry, but it can’t. Especially with a screenwriter who doesn’t even grasp the basic plot points of the book–not even talking philosophy, just, you know, events and timelines. Source.
  • We’ve asked before, hypothetically (allegedly), “How hard is it to rob a bank?” And now we must ask it again, because they’re auctioning off the historical bits owned by the late, great Forry Ackerman. “Ackerman’s will stipulates that his estate’s share of the profits be divided among his friends.” Well done, Forry. Source.
  • Apparently Amazon is offering free game trial downloads now…? And some real downloads for $9.99 and under? Also, speaking of Amazon, they have Wiis in stock. So if you were looking for one…well, they annoyingly won’t let me direct link–no idea what nonsense that’s about–but if you go to the front page of the Video Games section you’ll find them.
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    By | 2017-09-24T23:06:21+00:00 February 6th, 2009|Stuff You Need to Know|1 Comment

    Stuff You Need to Know, Friday, June 20, 2008

    Keira Knightley
  • The director of Atlas Shrugged has been shunted from the project, so Cinematical reports. I’m in favor of this. Maybe the next director can jettison the screenwriter, in favor of somebody who’s actually read the book–and understood it. In the interview I read with him, I got the feeling that Randall Wallace figured he could make up a new ending to the book, because surely no one’s finished a book that size, right? Surely not… Found via Atlasphere.
  • Disney parks are being Dixarified. Don’t panic, because the Pixar folks have been working closely on the projects. Okay, well, it is Disney. I suppose a little panic is warranted.
  • Hedviga Golik was last seen in 1966. She was found this past May sitting in front of her television, dead for forty-two years. All I can say is that some people took the cancellation of The Donna Reed Show harder than others.
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    By | 2017-09-24T23:17:03+00:00 June 20th, 2008|Stuff You Need to Know|0 Comments