Stuff You Need to Know: If Ned Gets Involved in Blackest Night, Consider Me On Board

San Diego Comic-Con happened this weekend. We, like you, are trying to pick up the pieces. We’ll break out the Shop-Vac and let you see the results. You just relax and have an espresso.

  • So here’s the trailer from Comic-Con for the upcoming Starz mini, Spartacus: Blood and Sand (which we warned you about previously). Which is cool, as long as you understand it appears to be Zack Snyder‘s Gladiator.

    Direct link for the feedreaders. Found via TV Squad.

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    By | 2017-09-24T23:00:57+00:00 July 26th, 2009|Stuff You Need to Know|0 Comments

    Stuff: Ernest Borgnine, Acting Machine

    Ernest Borgnine
  • Jordan Ladd and Sally Kellerman will star in The Wishing Well for the Hallmark Channel. Do you need to know that? No. What you need to know is that also on board is Ernest Borgnine and this will be his 200th movie. He was in The Black Hole. He was in The Wild Bunch. He was in The Dirty Dozen. And if that wasn’t enough, he was co-pilot of Airwolf. Ernest Fucking Borgnine, ladies and gentlemen. 200 movies to his name, still working. Hell yes. Source: Hollywood Reporter.
  • Absolutely Fabulous is going to attempt to be Americanized. Fox is working on it. Jennifer Saunders is on board as one of the executive producers. It will be based in L.A. “but retain the basic template of the original, revolving around the friendship of two boozy, over-40 best friends who are desperate to stay hip and youthful and who carry on under the disapproving eye of Edina’s teenage daughter, Saffy.” You may commence betting whether the pilot ever airs and how many episodes it will last…startiiiing…now. Source: Variety.
  • Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland has its queens: Anne Hathaway is White, Helena Bonham Carter is Red. Not bad. Source: Hollywood Reporter.
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    By | 2017-09-24T23:11:34+00:00 October 7th, 2008|Stuff You Need to Know|2 Comments

    The Boy Wonder Live From Joyland

    Here’s an interview bit with Burt Ward as Robin, where we can see the beginnings of the creepy evil influence of the New New DC, in which everything has to be dark and seedy. As we’ve previously observed, it was the lack of Hostess sponsorship that screwed up everything.

    Update: Sadly, the vid’s been taken down. Somebody let me know if it comes back–it’s classic.

    Found via Classic Television Showbiz.

    And as a bonus, after the break is a great selling reel, promoting Batman as well as the Green Hornet. If NeedCoffeeTV was a reality, I would definitely sign us up for both shows.

    Direct link for the feedreaders.
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    By | 2017-09-24T23:25:55+00:00 October 23rd, 2007|Archives|0 Comments

    Your Weekend Justice

    Sloshing through the swamp of pop culture so you don’t have to. We bring you ideas for how to waste your weekend. Tried to get this up yesterday, I know, I said so in the recording, but that’s what I get for thinking.

    Of course, special thanks go out to Clutch for letting me use their absolutely badass song, “Promoter (of earthbound causes)” as my theme music for this.

    Buy Blast Tyrant, which is where you can find “Promoter”. Buy their latest album, Pitchforks and Lost Needles. Send them love and coin.

    BTW, you iTunes subscriber types can nab this feed here.

    Or if you want to do something else with it, the feed feed is here.

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    By | 2017-09-24T23:30:23+00:00 July 1st, 2007|Recommendations|0 Comments

    Weekend Recommendations: DVDs

    Here’s yer DVD goodness…

    DVD of the Week: Carlito’s Way. Al Pacino is in fine form here (as is Sean Penn) in this Brian DePalma-directed flick about a felon trying to go straight (hmm, I’ve heard this somewhere else) who is having difficulties doing so. Considered a fine gangster pic, this gets a better release from Universal than we had previously, anyway. It comes with a featurette talking with DePalma along with deleted and extended scenes. There’s also a making-of featurette and more. This was released, no doubt, to capitalize on the direct to video prequel. Well, take advantage if that’s your thing. (Buy it)

    TV DVD of the Week: The Peter Jennings Collection. For any fan of the late newscaster, Anchor Bay has just the ticket for you. Here’s six of his investigative reports, love em or lump em, from ABC…covering subjects from the drug ecstasy to American obesity to American privacy in a post-9/11 world. You’d have to be a serious hardcore fan to want to invest in this, but if nothing else, if you want to revisit, I’m sure somebody has it for rental. (Buy it)

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    By | 2017-09-24T23:52:31+00:00 November 13th, 2005|Recommendations|0 Comments

    Game of Death 2 (1981) – DVD Review

    Game of Death 2

    Film:
    DVD:

    Written by Ting Chak Luen and Ho Ting Sing
    Directed by Ng See Yuen
    Martial Arts Choreography by Yuen Woo Ping
    Starring Bruce Lee, Tong Lung, Roy Chiao, and Wong Ching Lei

    Features:

    • Trailers

    Released by: Fortune Star/Fox Home Video
    Region: 1
    Rating: R
    Anamorphic: Yes

    My Advice: Avoid it.

    Bruce Lee‘s tragic death while in the process of filming Game of Death gave birth to the most bizarre series of exploitation attempts in film history. At least four films were released claiming to be the “real” version, most involving a variety of Lee lookalikes, and here, we get the most audacious cheap stunt of them all…a sequel to the film, billing Bruce Lee as the star, nearly a decade after his funeral. How can this be, you might ask? Cheesy camera tricks and stock footage, my friends.

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    By | 2017-09-24T23:59:13+00:00 April 9th, 2005|Reviews|0 Comments