Win Margin Call on DVD!

Margin Call DVD

It’s Margin Call, out from Lionsgate on DVD on December 20th. Here’s what they have to say for themselves:

Set in the high-stakes world of Wall Street, MARGIN CALL is an entangling thriller involving the key players at an investment firm d uring the earliest hours of the 2008 financial crisis. When an entry-level analyst unlocks information that could prove to be the downfall of the firm, a roller-coaster ride ensues as the firm’s employees must weigh whether to save their own company (and their jobs) at the risk of fleecing millions of investors.

The film picked up the Best First Feature prize from the New York Film Critics Circle, as well as two Independent Spirit Award nominations including Best First Feature and Best First Screenplay for J.C. Chandor. The film has also been honored with a Robert Altman Award for ensemble.

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By | 2017-09-24T22:34:42+00:00 December 3rd, 2011|Contests|0 Comments

Headsup: Pirates, Talking Animals, Young Werewolves and More…

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.

Lion King 3D Blu-Ray
Beauty and the Beast 3D Blu-Ray
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides 3D Blu-Ray

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By | 2017-09-24T22:35:49+00:00 October 31st, 2011|Headsup|0 Comments

Win Beyond the Sea on DVD!

Beyond the Sea DVD

It’s Kevin Spacey starring in, co-writing, producing and helming Beyond the Sea, the Bobby Darin biopic. And seriously, they look enough alike to make it downright eerie. But we’ve got the Music Makers release from Lionsgate, with the DVD and a CD of various songs from the first volume of Music Makers releases, including “Beyond the Sea” and “Mack the Knife” from Darin.

Here, have a trailer:

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By | 2017-09-24T22:55:05+00:00 January 23rd, 2010|Contests|0 Comments

Kevin Spacey Wants You to Go to Lunch

So I was just moving my Glengarry Glen Ross DVD review out of the archives and into WordPress when I found the mention I made of Spacey on Inside the Actor’s Studio. He was asked by one of the students to read the scene from the film with him in which he tells Alan Arkin’s character to go to lunch. I realized when I wrote that review we didn’t really have YouTube or Daily Motion or anything, so I couldn’t share.

It is 2009, after all. And just because I enjoy it so much, here’s the bit. Starts at four minutes in.

Direct link for the feedreaders.

Poor bastard, shaking like a leaf. Wouldn’t you be in his position?

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By | 2009-01-21T00:31:58+00:00 January 19th, 2009|Stimuli|0 Comments

Stuff You Need to Know: Angels, Demons, Canadians & Damages

Moby Dick by Ray Bradbury

Because some things you simply need to know. But it’s silly to make you read a whole post about each one. The only thing sillier is us writing an entire post about each one. Enjoy.

  • Amazon has a DVD sale that looks a lot like the old DVD sale, but they do have a bunch of stuff for 50% off if you didn’t take advantage last time. Maybe they’re trying to make up for all the God! Damn! Down! Time! Found via Dealhack.
  • The Animated Adventures of Bob & Doug McKenzie, which we’ve mentioned before, has Fox on board. 13 episodes are ordered for 2009 by Global Television. In addition to Dave Thomas and Rick Moranis reprising their roles, at least vocally, also in the cast are Dave Coulier (yes, from Full House), Colin Mochrie (Whose Line All-Star), Pat McKenna, Derek McGrath, Ron Pardo, Jayne Eastwood and Ho Chow.
  • Angels & Demons, the follow-up to The DaVinci Code, can’t film in any of Rome’s churches, according to Hollywood Reporter: “Traditionally, we read the script, but in this case that was not necessary,” said Fr. Marco Fibbi, spokesman for the Diocese of Rome. “The name Dan Brown was enough.” Funny, that’s how we feel about his stuff, too. This, of course, the latest in a conspiracy whereby whenever Dan Brown is out of the news for six weeks or more, Rome does something to remind us he exists.
  • There’s a Beowulf musical. Of course we’re serious.
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    By | 2017-09-24T23:17:29+00:00 June 16th, 2008|Stuff You Need to Know|3 Comments

    A Bug’s Life (1998) – DVD Review

    A Bug's Life: 1999 Collector's Edition DVD cover art

    Film:
    DVD:

    Written by: Don McEnery, Bob Shaw & Andrew Stanton based on a story by John Lasseter, Joe Ranft & Andrew Stanton
    Directed by: John Lasseter & Andrew Stanton
    Starring: Dave Foley, Kevin Spacey, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Denis Leary, Phyllis Diller

    Features:

    • Audio commentary with Lasseter, Stanton and supervising film editor Lee Unkrich
    • Early executive presentation starring “Fleabie”
    • Behind-the-scenes coverage of the film with introductions and explanations by the filmmakers
    • Original story treatment and pitch boards
    • Character designs, concept art and color script
    • Sequences abandoned for the final film
    • Storyboard-to-final-film split-screen comparison
    • Behind-the-scenes look at voice talent
    • Early production tests
    • Production progression demonstration with each of the stages of production represented
    • Sound designer Gary Rydstrom on the sound effects in the film
    • Trailers and posters
    • Behind-the-scenes look at how the film was altered to accomodate whackos who like full-frame movies
    • Both takes of outtakes along with a featurette regarding them
    • Pixar’s short, “Geri’s Game”

    Released by: Disney
    Region: 1
    Rating: G
    Anamorphic: Yes

    My Advice: Own it.

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    By | 2017-09-25T00:01:32+00:00 December 7th, 2003|Reviews|0 Comments

    The Usual Suspects (1995) – DVD Review

    Usual Suspects DVD

    Film:
    DVD:

    Written by: Christopher McQuarrie
    Directed by: Bryan Singer
    Starring: Stephen Baldwin, Gabriel Byrne, Chazz Palminteri, Kevin Pollak, Kevin Spacey

    Features:

    • Deleted scenes with John Ottman introduction
    • “Pursuing the Suspects” Featurette
    • “Keyser Soze – Lie or Legend” Featurette
    • Original “Heisting Cannes with The Usual Suspects” Featurette
    • Gag reel with an introduction by Singer
    • Running audio commentary with Singer & McQuarrie
    • Running audio commentary with composer John Ottman
    • TV spots
    • Theatrical trailers

    Released by: MGM
    Region: 1
    Rating: R
    Anamorphic: Yes

    My Advice: Own it.

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    By | 2011-07-19T07:45:03+00:00 December 7th, 2003|Reviews|0 Comments

    Glengarry Glen Ross (1992) – DVD Review

    Glengarry Glen Ross DVD cover art

    Film:
    DVD:

    Written by: David Mamet, based on his play
    Directed by: James Foley
    Starring: Al Pacino, Jack Lemmon, Ed Harris, Alan Arkin, Alec Baldwin

    Features:

    • Individual scene specific commentaries by director Foley, actors Baldwin and Arkin, cinematographer Juan Ruiz Anchia, and production designer Jane Musky
    • Magic Time: A Tribute to Jack Lemmon
    • ABC: Always Be Closing featurette
    • J. Roy: New and Used Furniture documentary
    • Jack Lemmon clip from The Charlie Rose Show
    • Kevin Spacey clip from Inside the Actor’s Studio
    • Cast and crew biographies
    • Production notes

    Released by: Artisan
    Region: 1
    Rating: R
    Anamorphic: Yes

    My Advice: Own it.

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    By | 2009-01-19T17:27:28+00:00 November 17th, 2002|DVD, Reviews|0 Comments