The Sound Board #31: A Rose By Any Other Name Would Still Be a Bette Midler Reference

Michael Madsen from Reservoir Dogs

This podcast generally covers music and other transgressions. This month’s episode stars Prof. Tuffley and Rob Levy with Widgett in the pilot’s seat, crashing into buildings more often than not.

This episode’s central topic is name changes. What do they mean and do we even care? We also discuss the latest in live music, including what God has against Lollapalooza, what London has against Bruce Springsteen, and why you would attend a festival on a boat. In addition, we discuss the Olympics, punching Bieber and remember Kitty Wells.


Special thanks to Hyperbubble for our lead-in music. Show them love and buy their stuff.

By | 2017-09-24T22:30:23+00:00 August 18th, 2012|Podcasts, Sound Board|0 Comments

Win A Cold Day in Hell on DVD!

Cold Day in Hell DVD

It’s A Cold Day in Hell, out on DVD from Lionsgate, starring Michael Madsen. Here’s what they have to say for themselves:

Sierra Nevada Mountains, 1887: William Drayton, once a crack sharpshooter in the Civil War, has lost his wife and home. He has ascended to the high country, wanting never to be heard from again. But someone is trying to find him — a long-lost daughter, Elizabeth, whom Drayton thought had died long before. Meanwhile, banker-turned-robber baron Horace Scarsdale has mustered an army of cutthroats and guns for hire to help him build his railroad empire. When Drayton returns to “civilization” with his daughter and friends, he decided to make a stand against Scarsdale, his former employer. Against impossible odds, he faces down the vicious band of raiders that Scarsdale calls “The Company Men.”

We’ve got a copy of the DVD to give away. Want to win it? Excellent. Here’s how that happens: you enter using the form below. Remember you can enter once a day. If we draw your name when the contest ends, you snag it! Good luck!

By | 2017-09-24T22:39:33+00:00 July 8th, 2011|Contests|0 Comments

Stuff: Dear Federal Courts: Please Kick the FCC Again. Love, America.


There’s a lot of entertainment news going on. You honestly don’t need to know most of it. And the bits you do need to know, you don’t need to know them the second they happen. You, after all, have a life. Rather than write up a bunch of individual posts you have to read, here’s one post with everything. Enjoy.

  • The Amazon deal of the day is the complete series of The Brady Bunch. While stocks last and today only–it’s 55% off. Regularly $129.99 and it’s $58.99. Thought you’d like to know. Snag it here.
  • The FCC and federal courts are in a tussle again about whether or not we’re all adults and can handle a bit of profanity. The good news is a federal court has overturned the FCC’s silly “fleeting profanity” fees. It’s simple, folks. If you don’t like the language, change the channel. When you had only three channels to choose from, then maybe you had a case for sanitizing everything. But now we have limitless choices. So get the fuck over it already. Read the whole article here.
  • Avatar is being re-released in cinemas August 27th. But don’t get excited–the difference this time is eight minutes of extra footage. Seriously, people. You own the DVD and/or Blu-Ray. It’s eight minutes. Come on. Source.
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    By | 2017-09-24T22:50:02+00:00 July 13th, 2010|Stuff You Need to Know|0 Comments

    Bloodrayne (2005) – 27 Second Review


    Written by: Guinevere Turner, based on the video game
    Directed by: Uwe Boll
    Starring: Kristanna Loken, Ben Kingsley, Michael Madsen, Michelle Rodriguez, Matthew Davis, Billy Zane

    Review: It has Ben Kingsley, so it can’t be all bad, right? Wrong. I have the sneaking suspiscion this movie was made only to show off Loken’s boob job and Madsen’s mullet. “Madsen’s Mullet” should be a grunge rock band.

    Time: 12 seconds.

    By | 2017-09-24T23:50:19+00:00 January 8th, 2006|27 Seconds, Reviews|0 Comments

    Kill Bill, Volume 2 (2004) – Movie Review

    Kill Bill Vol. 2

    Written & Directed by Quentin Tarantino
    Starring Uma Thurman, David Carradine, Daryl Hannah, Michael Madsen, Gordon Liu
    My Advice: Don’t Miss It.

    When we last left our heroine, The Bride (Thurman), she had opened up twin cans of whoopass on two of her former teammates, Vernita (Vivica A. Fox) and O-Ren (Lucy Liu). And who can blame her? These are two of the people that crashed her wedding by massacring everyone present and putting The Bride in a coma for four years. Now there’s two other former compatriots left…and Bill (Carradine). And well, you know what the title is.

    The good news is that the second installment is a worthy ending to this two-parter. The three main villains, Bill, Elle (Hannah) and Budd (Madsen) are like a container of dangerous Neapolitan ice cream. Madsen plays redneck dangerous, Elle plays bitter, vengeful dangerous and Carradine goes for the quiet, zen-like, I-could-kill-your-ass-at-fifty-yards-with-a-credit-card deadly. They’re all very effective and believable. And they also make formidable enemies for our already kill-crazy Bride–which is a very good thing, since after The House of Blue Leaves, what could be worse? Well, there are answers to that, oh yes. As for Thurman, she’s still so perfect it hurts, showing off her acting chops in these two films like never before.


    By | 2017-09-25T00:00:34+00:00 April 16th, 2004|Movies, Reviews|0 Comments

    Reservoir Dogs (1992) – DVD Review

    Reservoir Dogs Special Edition DVD cover art


    Written & Directed by: Quentin Tarantino
    Starring: Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Steve Buscemi, Chris Penn, and Lawrence Tierney


    • Deleted scenes
    • New interviews with Quentin Tarantino, Lawrence Bender, Tim Roth, Chris Penn, Michael Madsen, Eddie Bunker, and Kirk
    • Tribute to Lawrence Tierney
    • Director Tribute to Tarantino’s influences
    • “Class of ’92”: documentary about the indie films of the ’92 Sundance festival
    • “Small Dogs”: Action figure development documentary
    • Film Noir Web: interactive text database on the noir genre
    • Select scene commentary with cast, crew, and critics
    • K-BILLY interactive radio
    • Reservoir Dog style guide
    • Location scouting featurette
    • Theatrical trailers
    • Poster gallery

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

    My Advice: Own it or we’ll sic Mr. Blonde on you


    By | 2017-09-25T00:01:20+00:00 December 7th, 2003|DVD Reviews|0 Comments