Headsup: Swords, Aliens and Effective Chaps

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.

Conan the Barbarian 2011 Blu-Ray
Our Idiot Brother Blu-Ray
Super 8 Blu-Ray

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By | 2017-09-24T22:34:35+00:00 December 11th, 2011|Headsup|0 Comments

Headsup: Of Bats, Birds, Sharks and Dudes

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.

Batman: The Brave and the Bold Season 2, Part 1 DVD
Hey Arnold Season 1 DVD
Rio Blu-Ray

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By | 2017-09-24T22:38:15+00:00 August 23rd, 2011|Headsup|1 Comment

Wayhomer Review #79: Conan the Barbarian (2011)

Jason Momoa as Conan the Barbarian

Episode #79 for Conan the Barbarian (2011), in which our protagonist apologizes to Jason Momoa, berates Fandango and AMC and winds up taking a wrong left turn at Kobayashi Kalibak. Please note: at some point, I may have inadvertently said “Burroughs” instead of “Howard.” For some reason, especially when driving, I mix up William S. Burroughs and Robert E. Howard. Go figure.
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By | 2017-09-24T22:38:20+00:00 August 20th, 2011|Reviews, Video Podcasts, Wayhomers|10 Comments

Your Weekend Justice #114: Naptime is Terror Time!

It’s Weekend Justice: the Internet’s #1 audio trainwreck. It’s the podcast that wants to flash you on chat roulette. Or make you put all your money on red. Or both. It’s definitely not for the faint of heart. The only man alive who could take this podcast unscathed…is Rutger Hauer. 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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Gun show

Agenda:

  • Steve
  • The gun show
  • Exorcist Babies!
  • Rox vs. Fisher King
  • Chat Roulette?
  • Rox vs. Mr. Lizard
  • Leigh vs. technology
  • Packing and drinking
  • Sleeping in the car
  • Happy hour at Starbucks
  • Jon’s bowel movements
  • Cosette vs. Transformers
  • A paucity of Starbucks
  • Doctor Who vs. Scooby-Doo
  • Sandal innuendos
  • Scott and too much information about shaving
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    By | 2017-09-24T22:41:01+00:00 May 13th, 2011|Podcasts, Weekend Justice|0 Comments

    Hodgman With the Tough Questions for Obama, By Crom

    John Hodgman

    Friend to you and me, Prof. John Hodgman, was the entertainment speaker at the Radio & TV Correspondents’ Dinner. He took the opportunity to explain the difference between nerds, geeks and jocks–and strives to place President Obama into one of those groups.

    Direct link for the feedreaders.

    Both Paul and Storm and Ken Plume make a case that perhaps Hodgman should be our current the Minister of Geek Affairs rather than Wil Wheaton. But, hey, I must say: the people elected Wheaton. So you know how that goes.
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    By | 2017-09-24T23:01:56+00:00 June 20th, 2009|Stimuli|3 Comments

    Stuff You Need to Know, Monday, November 10, 2008

    On some sites, each of these snippets would be an entire 500 word post. We don’t have time for that crap and neither do you. Enjoy.

  • A Happy Days musical? Apparently so. And apparently it’s been around since 2006. If you want to see a review of the latest incarnation, check it out here. And I found a commercial for it with some bits.

    Direct link for the feedreaders.

    Did he say “kickass”? Is that allowed?

  • Well apparently they got what they wanted: Djimon Hounsou will voice the Black Panther in the BET/Marvel animated series. They still haven’t come to their senses and used a decent storyline to adapt, however. Christopher Priest or nothing, folks. I’m sorry, but that’s how it goes. Source: Variety.
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    By | 2017-09-24T23:10:07+00:00 November 10th, 2008|Stuff You Need to Know|0 Comments

    Stuff You Need to Know, Wednesday, August 13, 2008

  • Witches of Eastwick: The Series. Okay, sure. So it’s like an older, wiser Charmed? Maggie Friedman, scribe for Dawson’s Creek, will scribe here as well. Apparently NBC has a pilot in 1992 for one version, starring Catherine Mary Stewart, Julia Campbell, Ally Walker and Michael Siberri. Yes, Stewart from Last Starfighter and Night of the Comet and Walker from Profiler. Then in 2002 there was Eastwick for Fox, which “focused on the teenage sons of the original witches,” with Lori Loughlin, Marcia Cross and Kelly Rutherford. And yes, Loughlin was Becky on Full House and Cross went on to star in Desperate Housewives. Has anyone seen either of those pilots? I’d be fascinated to hear about them. Then–and I knew this and had forgotten–it was a musical.

    Here’s a taste of said musical.

    Direct link for the feedreaders.

    No offense to the cast of that–I think they did the best they could with subpar source material. Seriously. That song’s pretty terrible. Source: Variety.

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    By | 2017-09-24T23:14:20+00:00 August 13th, 2008|Stuff You Need to Know|1 Comment

    Stuff: At the Movies Goes the Way of All Flesh

    Snow Glass Apples by Julie Dillon
  • At the Movies will keep on keeping on, but without Ebert and Roeper. Roeper has exited the show and Ebert hasn’t renewed his contract because the network wants to “take the show in another direction.” What directional choices there are for a show that’s reviewing movies, I have no idea. Knowing Disney and ABC, they’re probably wanting to turn it into an Entertainment Tonight clone hosted by some of the kids from High School Musical. Crap. I didn’t mean to give them ideas. Mea culpa. Source: Variety.
  • A Batman fan has figured out how to make me want to go see What Happens in Vegas.
  • Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab is releasing a limited edition chapbook of The Neil‘s “Snow, Glass, Apples” and a perfume oil scent based on the same. They’re US$50 a shot–but there’s not a lot of shots. It’s a limited edition run of 1000. 250 get sold at San Diego, and the rest go on sale the 30th at their website. This is all to benefit the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, which is a Good Thing. The chapbook also features artwork by Julie Dillon–who I had honestly never heard of before. But God Damn, I love her stuff. Having read the story and heard the audio play, I can’t wait to see what she does with the story. (That’s a snippet of her cover up there–check out the full thing at the CBLDF site.) And if you don’t own a copy of the audio play, you really should.
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    By | 2017-09-24T23:15:25+00:00 July 21st, 2008|Stuff You Need to Know|3 Comments

    Conan: Hour of the Dragon, Part 1 – Toy Review

    Conan fights the Haunter

    Produced by McFarlane Toys

    Asking Price: $14.95 each.
    My Advice: If you’re a total Conan freak, grab them.

    On further with McFarlane’s second series of Conan toys, “Hour of the Dragon,” and we come to two figures which were, for all intents and purposes, made for each other, so we’ll tackle them together, shall we? We’re talking about Conan the Warrior and the Man-Eating Haunter of the Pits. Conan is the same old asskicker we’ve come to know and love, while the Haunter is the thing that looks like Gorilla Grodd on a really, really bad day.

    The sculpts are impressive as hell, and that’s par for the course with McFarlane’s stuff. Conan is muscular out to here and his clothing and gear are all excellently represented. Considering Conan’s leaping from a considerable height, the body pose reflects that well. The only grief I have is with his sword, which bent a little in the packaging and I simply couldn’t get to straighten out. Conan comes with the sword and axe you see pictured, plus a rod that goes into his right thigh to enable him to do that leaping thing. The base comes with it too, obviously, and the sculpt on it is quite nice. Mmmmm, gristle and bone. He also has eight points of articulation (upper thighs, waist, neck, upper arms and wrists).

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    By | 2017-09-24T23:58:08+00:00 May 31st, 2005|Reviews, Toys|0 Comments

    King Conan of Aquilonia – Toy Review

    King Conan of Aquilonia by McFarlane Toys

    Produced by McFarlane Toys

    Asking Price: $39.99.
    My Advice: If you’re a total Conan freak, it’s worth it.

    McFarlane’s second series of Conan toys, “Hour of the Dragon,” has this as its flagship/deluxe boxed set. And it is a sweet one. Based on an older Conan who’s the big cheese (and looking pensive and a little bored about it) from the Robert E. Howard stories, it’s dead on in its recreation of the character. It’s evident that our friend Conan would be much happier if he were sinking a sword into the head of something large and disagreeable, for example. It’s a nice portrait of a guy who came, saw, conquered and is now really wondering what the hell the big deal was all about.

    The figure itself has two points of articulation, one for the right arm, which is kinda useless since it’s meant to sit on the arm of his throne, and his neck. This is also pretty useless, since his left cheek is meant to sit propped there against his left fist, like you see in the pic. The detail on the figure is just as intricate as we’ve come to expect from McFarlane, with all of the armored bits nice and ornate and the fabric all flows well. The throne is detailed as well, with scenes on the sides and the crazed, spiny back and top, along with the base, curtain and lion head that forms the backdrop.

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    By | 2017-09-24T23:58:14+00:00 May 28th, 2005|Reviews, Toys|0 Comments