Stuff: Plush Birds Are Angry; So Probably is Julie Taymor

Jumbo Angry Birds Plush

You know, some people actually have time to watch movie news websites for every scrap of stuff that comes in. They want their news immediately. This feature isn’t for them. It’s for the rest of us, who have lives, and don’t have to know what’s happening on the new live action Peanuts movie right this second. We filter out the nonsense and give you a single post with everything you need to know within. Enjoy.

  • Amazon’s deal of the day is for the Blu-Ray/DVD collector’s set version of The Sound of Music. If you have any interest in the film, I suggest clicking through to check it out, because it comes with a lot of stuff including a music box, scrapbook, soundtrack, souvenir program reproduction and more. You can find it on Amazon here.
  • Angry Birds mania continues…ThinkGeek is now offering Jumbo Angry Birds Plushes. They give this as a reason to build a cushion fort. I’m just wondering who’s bought the film rights. What do you think?
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    By | 2017-09-24T22:43:03+00:00 March 10th, 2011|Stuff You Need to Know|1 Comment

    Your Weekend Justice #97: Cautionary Tales of Pop Rocks Abuse

    It’s Weekend Justice: the podcast that scoffs at your Snowpocalypse and hoses down your driveway in the middle of the night. 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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    Krull Comics

    Agenda:

    • R. Kelly, poet
    • Leigh’s great-grandmother travels through time!
    • Let’s start a rumor!
    • Axis & Allies enthusiasm
    • Stephen King‘s Dark Tower: The Board Game
    • Demon wrapping
    • Gifts going wrong
    • Pop Rocks going wrong
    • Leigh was right
    • Dare levels
    • The Ginger Story
    • Meredith Baxter-Birney
    • The Comic-Con Parade
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    By | 2017-09-24T22:44:48+00:00 January 14th, 2011|Podcasts, Weekend Justice|1 Comment

    Stuff: Four Legs Good, Two Legs Bad… Except for Dancing

    If they start singing Mr. Jones by the Counting Crows, then there will be serious repercussions.

    Some movie news websites want to make you read 700 words just to find out who was cast in what. Screw that. We read all the nonsense and pass the time savings onto you. All the pop culture news you need, at your leisure, in a single post. You’re welcome.

  • Animal Farm…the musical. No bullshit. Apparently the people that brought you the musical version of Billy Elliot are working on this, but no start date yet. Not for a while. Let me break that down for you: Elton John, the man who wrote the songs for The Lion King is working on songs to put in the mouths of Snowball and Napoleon. Weigh that. Source.
  • Russell Brand, who is killing me loudly with his Arthur remake (currently in production) is in talks to play the swashbuckling John Hawkwood at Fox. (Don’t worry, I had never heard of him before either. Go here.) Jared Stern, who’s apparently done work for Disney, is scribing. And will “create a screenplay tailored around Brand’s image.” So…Hawkwood will have…huge…hair…? Source.
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    By | 2017-09-24T22:49:31+00:00 August 2nd, 2010|Stuff You Need to Know|0 Comments

    Stuff You Need to Know, Thursday, October 9, 2008

  • Julie Taymor, after astounding with The Lion King musical and confounding with a gorgeous but flawed Titus, she’s doing The Tempest. Helen Mirren will be playing Prospera and not Prospero. Also in the cast are Russell Brand (as Trinculo), Djimon Hounsou (as Caliban), Jeremy Irons (as Alonso), Felicity Jones (as Miranda), Alfred Molina (as Stephano), Ben Wishaw (as Ariel)–and Geoffrey Rush is in talks to join them as Gonzalo. Sweet damn. Production looks like it will start in Hawaii next month. Can somebody release a Region 1 of Prospero’s Books because of this? Please? Source: Hollywood Reporter.

    This would seem like a great opportunity/excuse to have some Gielgud on the site.

    Direct link for the feedreaders.

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    By | 2017-09-24T23:11:31+00:00 October 9th, 2008|Stuff You Need to Know|1 Comment