Your Weekend Justice #22: The Pudding That Came to Spazhouse

Shemp Howard

And we’re back. We don’t remember where we were, though. So don’t ask us, please.

Agenda:

  • Catfights at Spazhouse
  • Vagina accessories
  • What Can We Learn About Jon This Episode?
  • More about Jon’s eating habits–but we’re learning nothing new about it
  • Red Nose Net
  • Caffeine-o-Vision!
  • Guinness Book of Lame Records
  • Who will fall out first?
  • Widge and naps
  • Brian Blessed audiobooks
  • Rob on Watchmen
  • WTF happened to Widge?
  • Widge’s Watchmen screenplay review
  • (more…)

By | 2017-09-24T23:05:13+00:00 March 6th, 2009|Podcasts, Weekend Justice|0 Comments

Stuff You Need to Know, Wednesday, December 24, 2008

The Voyage of the Dawn Treader book cover art
  • Dawn Treader has no Disney. Hollywood Reporter does an analysis of the situation fairly well, showing that the Narnia franchise is on a downward slope and Disney feels like it’s time to get while the getting’s good. Of course, what they leave out is that the reason Lion did well as compared to Caspian is that fool us once shame on you, fool us twice shame on us. Your Caspian audience, I think, were the kids who just didn’t know any better. But of course, Hollywood, since it can’t accept responsibility when it fucks up something, will simply show this as waning interest in fantasy flicks for kids. Morons.
  • Clive Owen will star in Cartagena a story about the fit hitting the shan for an undercover agent who’s in the middle of the Colombian drug cartel scene. Source: Hollywood Reporter.
  • Interesting. Rather than screw around with the censors and so forth in China, Warner Brothers just isn’t releasing Dark Knight in China. Which means that those who haven’t already purchased a pirated copy in that country will now. Source: Variety.
  • (more…)

    By | 2017-09-24T23:07:59+00:00 December 24th, 2008|Stuff You Need to Know|0 Comments

    Stuff: I Sell the Dead Talk Show

    I Sell the Dead
  • Jay Leno is staying at NBC and getting a show at 10pm. Basically this is to keep Leno in-house and yet still let Conan have The Tonight Show. This also, as the article points out, saves the network money because it’s cheaper to have a Leno-fronted talk show than to have five hour-long series to fill that Monday through Friday hole in their schedule. And now CBS and ABC get the eyes of anybody who doesn’t want to watch a talk show. Of course, this all assumes that people watch anything when it actually airs anymore. Seriously: do you know anybody who doesn’t timeshift using some sort of DVR product?
  • Have you heard of a film called I Sell the Dead? Starring Ron Perlman, Dominic Monaghan, and…yes, Angus Scrimm is in there too. Some sort of period grave-robbing/zombie/comedy?
    (more…)
  • By | 2017-09-24T23:08:45+00:00 December 9th, 2008|Stuff You Need to Know|0 Comments

    Stuff You Need to Know, Friday, December 5, 2008

    Fred Thompson

    Every so often there’s a story that warrants 500 words. These are not those stories. Enjoy.

  • Amazon‘s deal today? 62% off The X-Files: Complete Collector’s Edition, which is the whole series plus the first movie. It’s normally about $330, right now it’s $123.99 or until they run out. You can snag yours here.
  • Fred Thompson returns to television in a guest shot on Life on Mars U.S. as the chief of detectives. Look on the bright side, Fred: it probably pays better than the job you were trying for earlier. Source: EW.
  • Dark Knight is getting re-released on January 23rd. This to push it past the $1B mark. If you didn’t catch it on the big screen, in the name of Adam West himself, I demand you fix this situation at that time. Source: Variety.
  • Give Disney credit: sometimes they ain’t dumb. Where a slew of Broadway shows are shuttering starting January 4th, Disney has introduced the “Kids Go Free!” deal. For their shows The Lion King, Mary Poppins and Little Mermaid–you get a free ticket for a child for every adult ticket purchased for performances between January 6th and March 13th. The deal is good through December 12th assuming they don’t run out. Three days of sales = $1M. Source: Variety.
  • (more…)

    By | 2017-09-24T23:09:11+00:00 December 5th, 2008|Stuff You Need to Know|0 Comments

    Win Dark Knight on Blu-Ray!

    Dark Knight Blu-Ray cover art

    So there was a Batman movie this year. Maybe you’ve heard of it. We happen to have a spare copy of the thing on Blu-Ray. And if you’re interested in winning one, then I think you should enter using the form below.

    You can enter once a day–not just this contest, but every contest we’re running. We’ll pull a lucky person’s name from the hat–and they win. Huzzah.l

    (more…)

    By | 2017-09-24T23:09:20+00:00 November 29th, 2008|Contests|0 Comments

    Stuff: Krofft Properties Being Mined By Hollywood

    Sigmund and the Sea Monsters
  • Sigmund and the Seamonsters is going to be a live action film, so they say. Land of the Lost, with its $100M budget, has wrapped and is due out in June, and apparently Universal feels so snappy about it, they’ve cut the deal to go back to the Krofft well. Dana Gould (Simpsons) is scribing. The Variety article also points out that Sony is working up a H.R. Pufnstuf live action flick to be helmed possibly by Conran Vernon (director of Shrek 2 and voice of the Gingerbread Man). The Kroffts want to make all of their properties into feature films, including, yes, you guessed it: Bigfoot and Wildboy. Source: Variety.
  • Missed Dark Knight in cinemas? No worries. Warner Brothers is going to re-release the flick for Oscar season, at least at IMAX screens, but they’d be stupid not to bring it back to regular cinemas as well. I bet you they would make a little more coin. Also, here’s something WB needs to do: the moment they’ve squeezed all the green juice they can from screens, release a single-disc edition that’s bare bones. The fanbase is so rabid for the film, they’ll buy it by the hordes. Then come out with your two-disc or three-disc special edition in time for whatever major holiday is next. Then have your ubermongo limited edition insane bit for right before Batman Begins 3 comes out. I know that sounds like I’m advocating triple-dipping, but if people will buy it, why shouldn’t a studio? If there’s a market for people wanting to legitimately own the movie before an uber-edition is ready to hit shelves, then go for it, I say. Regardless, the DVD is set to hit in November. If they do go for a three-disc out of the starting gate, it will crush all other feature film releases. Bet on it. Source: Hollywood Reporter.
  • (more…)

    By | 2017-09-24T23:13:08+00:00 September 11th, 2008|Stuff You Need to Know|0 Comments

    Stuff You Need to Know, Sunday, August 10, 2008

    Robert Englund in V

    Why spend your time reading press releases hopped up as features? We run the stuff through a juicer so you can get your 100% RDA of pop culture updates in less time.

  • It that should surprise no one that Kenneth Johnson is shopping a V feature film. What’s new is that Latino Review has a review of the script, which sounds like a heavily condensed and slightly less interesting version of the beloved 80s series. I say beloved because, well, I might be speaking for myself–but I dug the hell out of the original miniseries and the followup. When it went to full-on series territory, it got a little too cheeseball even for me, but still: the original concept was solid. I almost feel like I’d rather see a small screen update rather than a sequel or a feature film remake; the whole Visitor reveal was effective because they really played it out before letting it rip. Also, the giant saucers have already shown up on screens, borrowed from this series by Independence Day. But what do I know? Found via io9.
  • (more…)

    By | 2017-09-24T23:14:24+00:00 August 10th, 2008|Stuff You Need to Know|0 Comments

    Your Dark Knight vs. Mummy 3 Box Office Wrap Up Report…

    Batman vs. The Mummy for Hostess

    It was payback time from their previous battle, but Mummy came up short. Even at $42.5M estimated take couldn’t stop The Dark Knight‘s utter and complete thrashing of the box office, which came in with an estimate of $43.8M.

    But can we please stop saying that The Dark Knight could be the number one grossing film of all time? Because when you level the playing field, you see that Titanic is only #6.

    Update: Four freaking weeks at #1. Impressive. That hasn’t happened since Fellowship of the Ring.

    (more…)

    By | 2017-09-24T23:14:43+00:00 August 3rd, 2008|Headsup|0 Comments

    The Dark Knight (2008) – Movie Review

    Dark Knight poster

    Written by: Christopher Nolan & Jonathan Nolan, based on a story by David S. Goyer & Christopher Nolan, which was based in turn on characters created by Bob Kane
    Directed by: Christopher Nolan
    Starring: Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart, Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Gary Oldman

    My Advice: Don’t miss it.

    Batman (Bale) has been doing a good job cleaning up the streets of Gotham. In fact, he may be doing too good a job. Or too bad a job, depending on how you look at it. The organized crime collective is getting backed into a corner. Not only do they have Batman after their asses, but a new DA, Harvey Dent (Eckhart), actually wants to clean things up. And of course, Jim Gordon (Oldman) and his crew are fighting the good fight as well. Seeing no other way to deal with the situation, they accept the assistance of a newcomer: The Joker (Ledger). Trouble is, they don’t know what they’ve unleashed.

    (more…)

    By | 2017-09-24T23:14:44+00:00 August 3rd, 2008|Reviews|7 Comments

    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.
  • (more…)

    By | 2017-09-24T23:15:25+00:00 July 21st, 2008|Stuff You Need to Know|3 Comments