Stuff: So We Have The Sequel Pitch Already, It’s Called Plurality…

Ray Kurzweil

I want to hear a DVD commentary from this guy. Who's with me?

Each week, a lot goes on in the world of pop culture. Most of it you don’t care about, but most websites want to tell you about it anyway. Not us. Here, in just over a thousand words, is really the stuff you absolutely need to know. This leaves you more time to…I dunno, sleep or something. I hear that’s an interesting hobby. Enjoy.

  • Apparently, Roland Emmerich’s next bigass film is sci-fi and called Singularity. And has a budget of $175 million. Rewrites are happening and apparently who better to come in and help than the guy who came up with the term, Ray Kurzweil. Damn. It’s due out May 2013. According to Variety, “Set 50 years in the future, story follows a famous nanotechnology pioneer who uses a dangerous new procedure to save his badly-injured son, Adam, whose consciousness is transferred into a swarm of nanobots that take his physical form, giving him all sorts of powers. Protag ends up on the run from an evil corporation that developed the technology.” If you didn’t want Emmerich to direct sci-fi again, you should have gone to see Anonymous. I’m just saying.
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    By | 2017-09-24T22:35:25+00:00 November 11th, 2011|Stuff You Need to Know|0 Comments

    Your Weekend Justice #123: Extreme Shorts Adventures!

    It’s Weekend Justice: the Internet’s #1 audio trainwreck. It’s the podcast that’s available on a Blue Light Special for a limited time only–now how much would you pay?? Anyway, this podcast was engineered–some might say over-engineered–by experts to escort you from the work week in the most chaotic manner possible. Please note: this podcast is profane, definitely oversexed and definitely overwrought. It is wrong and unsafe. You have been warned.

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    Starpower by Jackie Stallone

    Agenda:

  • Rox’s troll doll
  • Visited by Rock Lobster in the night
  • Nudity report
  • Widge vs. Oakley
  • Tanning notes
  • Tuffley vs. Jim Croce
  • Comic-Con vs. DragonCon
  • Pixar, Billy Crystal and Robin Williams
  • Christopher Lee, God
  • Who is Larry the Cable Guy in Bahrain?
  • Harry Potter vs. Pooh
  • The UK vs. Pooh
  • Jon and the Black Lotus
  • Magic: The Gathering tales
  • Kim makes a break for it
  • Men Without Hats?
  • Rox’s kryptonite
  • Chocolate Flavored Sandwich Cookie
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    By | 2017-09-24T22:39:04+00:00 July 22nd, 2011|Podcasts, Weekend Justice|11 Comments

    Win Comic Relief on DVD!

    Comic Relief: The Greatest… and the Latest DVD cover art

    Comic Relief: in the UK, it’s a party like you wouldn’t believe, culminating in Red Nose Day every two years and finds an entire country having a good time and doing good for other.

    In the United States, you’d be hard pressed to remember the last time it aired on television. Or at least the last time it aired and anyone paid attention.

    Still, there has been some funny stuff on Comic Relief, and that’s what Shout Factory is celebrating with the recent release of Comic Relief: The Greatest… and the Latest. You get uncensored footage, behind the scenes stuff, interviews and more, across two discs.

    Comedians on the DVD include Billy Crystal, Whoopi Goldberg, Robin Williams, Lewis Black, Dane Cook, John Candy, Jennifer Coolidge, George Carlin, Mike Epps, Jim Carrey, Susie Essman, Dave Chappelle, D.L. Hughley, Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Kimmel, Eugene Levy, Richard Lewis, George Lopez, Jon Lovitz, Bill Maher, Howie Mandel, Dennis Miller, Dudley Moore, Catherine O’Hara, Jeremy Piven, Harold Ramis, Carl Reiner, Chris Rock, Ray Romano, Rita Rudner, Bob Saget, Garry Shandling, Martin Short, Sarah Silverman, Jon Stewart, Fred Willard and Steven Wright.

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    By | 2008-03-17T20:45:15+00:00 February 16th, 2008|Contests|2 Comments

    Saturday Night Live: 25th Anniversary (1999) – DVD Review

    Saturday Night Live 25th Anniversary DVD

    Film:
    DVD:

    Written by Tina Fey, et al.
    Directed by Beth McCarthy-Miller
    Starring Bill Murray, Billy Crystal, Tom Hanks, Tim Meadows, Christopher Walken, etc.

    Features:

    • The Today Show Looks Back at SNL
    • Media coverage from Access Hollywood
    • Tim Russert Talks With Lorne Michaels

    Released by: Lions Gate Home Entertainment.
    Rating: NR
    Region: 1
    Anamorphic: N/A; appears in its original 1.33:1 format.

    My Advice: Find a better SNL resource.

    From out on the comedy edge to comedic institution, Saturday Night Live has survived twenty-five years through cast changes, controversy, and at times not being very funny. For their silver anniversary, NBC gave the show a full night, star-studded tribute. Along with the obligatory clips from past shows, several former cast members, like Bill Murray and Billy Crystal, break out some old characters to entertain the audience. We also see some very nice tributes to cast members no longer with us: Jim Belushi, Gilda Radner, Chris Farley, and Phil Hartman. And it wouldn’t be Saturday Night Live without music, so we see performances by the Eurhythmics, Elvis Costello with the Beastie Boys, and the Rev. Al Green.

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    By | 2017-09-24T23:52:30+00:00 November 14th, 2005|Reviews|0 Comments

    Monsters, Inc. (2001) – DVD Review

    monsters inc dvd cover

    Film:
    DVD:
    Soundtrack:

    Written by: Dan Gerson & Andrew Stanton
    Directed by: Pete Docter, with David Silverman & Lee Unkrich
    Starring: John Goodman, Billy Crystal, Steve Buscemi, James Coburn, Mary Gibbs

    Features:

    1. Running audio commentary with director Docter, co-director Unkrich, executive producer John Lasseter & executive producer/writer Stanton
    2. “Sneak Peeks” for Finding Nemo, the Beauty & the Beast DVD, the Lilo and Stitch DVD, Inspector Gadget 2 and Treasure Planet
    3. Mike’s New Car: new animated short with audio commentary by Docter & Gould
    4. For the Birds: animated short with audio commentary by director Ralph Eggleston
    5. Outtakes
    6. Put That Thing Back Where It Came From or So Help Me: The Monsters, Inc. Company Play and Program
    7. Pixar production tour
    8. Monstropolis and Setting the Scene featurettes
    9. Color Scripts & Master Lighting galleries
    10. Location flyarounds
    11. Monstropolis art gallery
    12. Guide to In-Jokes
    13. Cast of Characters & What Makes a Great Monster? featurettes
    14. Character Designs gallery
    15. Story is King and Monsters Are Real featurettes
    16. Original Treatment
    17. Story Pitch session: “Back to Work (early version)”
    18. Banished Concepts
    19. Original Sulley Intro
    20. Storyboard to Film Comparison
    21. Animation Process featurette
    22. Early Test Footage with audio commentary by Supervising
    23. Technical Director Thomas Porter, Simulation/FX Sequence Supervisor Steve May and Sequence Supervisor Michael Fong
    24. Opening Title Animation featurette
    25. “Hard Parts” featurette regarding technological innovations
    26. Shots Department featurette
    27. Production Demo
    28. “If I Didn’t Have You” music video and featurette
    29. Sound Design and foley featurette
    30. Binaural Recording explanation and demonstrations
    31. Footage from the movie’s premiere
    32. Toys featurette
    33. Poster gallery
    34. Trailers & TV spots
    35. International Inserts
    36. Multi-Language Clip Reel
    37. Monster TV Treats: interstitial bits from Monday Night Football, the holidays, etc.
    38. Exclusive animation created for the Japanese kids’ show, Ponkickies 21
    39. Peek-a-Boo: Boo’s Door Game
    40. Disney Storytime: “Welcome to Monstropolis”
    41. On the Job With Mike and Sulley animated short
    42. Monsters, Inc. TV commercial, New Employee Orientation Video, and Employee Handbook
    43. History of Monster World
    44. Collectible Monsters, Inc. Scarer Cards, with commentary by Needleman and Smitty

    Released by: Disney/Pixar
    Region: 1
    Rating: G
    Anamorphic: Yes

    My Advice: Own it.

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    By | 2009-08-04T12:06:58+00:00 October 8th, 2002|DVD, Reviews|0 Comments