Stuff: Beatles to Tempt Me Into Finally Buying a Gaming System

The Beatles

Because some people just want to read a single post with all their pop culture snippets in it, instead of following an entire website about it. Essentially: this is pop culture news for people with lives. Enjoy.

  • The Beatles‘ Apple Corps have signed a deal with MTV and Harmonix to bring about some form of Rock Band game that will feature the Beatles’ music. This will hit next year and comes with the full blessing of Paul, Ringo, along with Yoko Ono and Olivia Harrison. Giles Martin, who co-produced Love–the Beatles/Cirque du Soleil pairing–is going to be music producer on this. The press release I read doesn’t have the official title of the game, although they’d be nuts not to call it Rock Band: The Beatles Edition or something. I will give a dollar to the first team who can do “Revolution 9” on the hardest level and give me photographic evidence of that fact.
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    By | 2017-09-24T23:10:12+00:00 November 3rd, 2008|Stuff You Need to Know|5 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.


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

    The Dark Knight (2008) – 27 Second Review

    The Dark Knight poster

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

    Review: The best part of this movie wasn’t the fact that it was kickass in every way, or Heath Ledger‘s mythical performance as the Joker, and his “disappearing pencil” magic trick. It was the fact that I was sitting next to a five year old whose father obviously thought that a Batman movie would be perfectly safe for children. Ha. Chump. Now that child is traumatized forever. One more in the movie’s favor.

    Time: 15 seconds (more…)

    By | 2017-09-24T23:15:27+00:00 July 20th, 2008|27 Seconds, Reviews|1 Comment

    Batman Begins (2005) – 27 Second Review

    Batman Begins poster

    Written by: David S. Goyer & Christopher Nolan, based on a story by Goyer, which was in turn based on the character created by Bob Kane
    Directed by: Christopher Nolan
    Starring: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, Cillian Murphy, Gary Oldman, Rutger Hauer, Katie Holmes

    Review: We were all cautious about a new Batman movie, because its predecessors were below utter and complete crap (are you thinking bat-nipples? of course you are). But hey, I liked this one. They did a good job going dark, and I don’t care what any traditionalist says, the new Batmobile kicks jolly amounts of ass over the old one.

    Time: 14 seconds


    By | 2017-09-24T23:57:28+00:00 June 26th, 2005|27 Seconds, Reviews|0 Comments

    The Fifth Element (1997) – DVD Review

    The Fifth Element dvd cover


    Written and Directed by: Luc Besson
    Starring: Bruce Willis, Milla Jovovich, Gary Oldman, Ian Holm, Chris Tucker

    Released by: Sony Pictures
    Region: 1
    Rating: PG-13
    Anamorphic: Yeah buddy.

    My Advice: Borrow It.

    A big ball of Evil is heading straight towards Earth. Assisted by the evil businessman and gunrunner Zorg (Oldman), it will extinguish all life on the planet. Why would Zorg and the ball do something like that? Because they’re Evil. The only thing that can stop them is the Supreme Being, who is actually a young woman (Jovovich) who doesn’t speak any English. She happens to runs into (or crashes into) cab driver Corbin Dallas (Willis) who just happens to be an ex-soldier. Along the way, the flamboyant DJ Ruby Rod (Tucker) and the priest Vito Cornelius (Holm) join them on their adventure. This unlikely band of misfits has to stop the Big Ball of Evil (and its entourage) from destroying the Earth.


    By | 2011-05-11T01:16:51+00:00 January 20th, 2002|Reviews|0 Comments