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Disclaimer: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment requests we note that it provided a free copy of the first DVD featured below. The opinions I share are my own.

Ah, the 90s…the days of the Clinton White House, double-reverse front pleated pants, Fuller House Season 1 DVDand of course, Full House on ABC. The story of widower Danny Tanner raising his three young daughters as part of a mixed family unit, it was ever a fan favorite, launching the careers of the Olsen Twins and showing America that John Stamos is so outrageously handsome he can even look good in a mullet. Last February series creator Jeff Franklin debuted its sequel, Fuller House, on Netflix, which this past Christmas was approved for a third season (now 18 episodes) to be released later this year. This sequel series follows the family’s eldest daughter D.J. Tanner-Fuller (now a widow herself) as she navigates raising her three sons with the help of friends and family. In addition to some fresh faces, the cast of the original series (minus the Olsen twins doubling as Michelle) returns, including original “dads” Bob Saget, Dave Coulier, and John Stamos (also one of the show’s producers). While the reboot has received mixed reviews from critics, it has already received two Teen Choice Awards (one for Choice Comedy TV Show and one to Candace Cameron Bure as Choice Actress in a TV Comedy) and a People’s Choice Award (Favorite Premium Comedy Series). Now out on DVD is the complete first season, which includes all thirteen episodes across two discs. Even though there is plenty of room for bonus features a la interviews with the creators and cast about what it’s like to breathe life into the story again after twenty years, etc, this set just features the episodes themselves (they may very well be waiting to include such extras in future releases, especially since the show is already in its third season). Since it’s a Netflix original you can obviously get it there, but if you don’t have that access (or you’re gifting to someone who doesn’t) and you’re a big fan of the Full / Fuller House world (also remember DVD sales is one way they judge whether or not to renew a series), you can currently snag the DVD on Amazon for $17.99.

 

Allied 4K Ultra HD Blu-raySo you meet this girl. She’s sexy. She’s smart. And (both of you being WWII spies) you have so much in common. But when it’s revealed that she might be working with the enemy and you either have to prove her innocent in three days or take her out, what’s a guy to do? Such is the quandary of Intelligence Officer Max Vatan (Brad Pitt) in Allied as he struggles to discover the truth about his wife Marianne (Marion Cotillard). Directed by the Academy Award-winning giant Robert Zemeckis (Forrest Gump, Back to the Future, Who Framed Roger Rabbit?) and packed with the talent of two Oscar-winning co-stars, the film received favorable reviews from critics and fans alike, grossing $118 million worldwide during its theatrical run.  Allied is now out on DVD, Blu-ray Combo Pack, and 4k Ultra HD Combo Pack, the latter two featuring over an hour of extras. Bonus features on these include Guys and Gals (a featurette on the ensemble cast), ‘Til Death do Us Part (an examination of the relationship between the two main characters), From Stages to the Sahara (which discusses the film’s production design), A Stitch in Time (examining the Oscar-nominated costume design), Through the Lens (a special on Zemeckis and his direction of the film), as well as featurettes on the story, visual effects, vehicles, weapons, and awesome 1940s music of the film. Throughout all of the special features, you get a real sense of how excited and privileged the cast and crew felt to be part of this particular project (and to be working with the talent involved). All three media formats of the film are available on Amazon— currently the DVD goes for $14.99 (remember no bonus features on that one), the Blu-ray Combo Pack goes for $19.99, and the 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack goes for $26.99. Amazon also offers a digital rental option for $5.99 and both it and iTunes offer digital purchase for $14.99 (although note that you can get the DVD for the same price as that option). Basically, if you’re a fan of the film and have $6-$27 to spend, you have five different options of how to get it, so doubtless at least one will fit your needs.

By | 2017-09-24T22:24:36+00:00 March 9th, 2017|Headsup|0 Comments

Stuff You Need to Know: Comic-Con in a Nutshell. A Very Large Nutshell.

Ezekiel & Shiva

In case you hadn’t noticed, San Diego Comic-Con just happened. And lots of stuff gets announced and lots of trailers happen and it’s basically just crammed with things. Here, I’ve tried to take the high points of the chaos and condense them into one huge post. There are lots of videos. You might want to go get a sandwich.

  • Firstly, we have tiger. Walking Dead had their Season 7 trailer which held to their desire to keep the Lucilled victim from the end of last season a secret. This is something, to be honest, I’m amazed hasn’t leaked yet considering how the maniacs (read: fans) of the show watch everything they do like overly caffeinated hawks. Regardless, we got a look at Shiva and no doubt the giant feline and Carol got the biggest laughs from Hall H. Khary Payton will be playing the Dread King Ezekiel.
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    By | 2017-09-24T22:25:06+00:00 July 26th, 2016|Stuff You Need to Know|0 Comments

    Your Weekend Justice #205: Gwyneth Paltrow

    It’s Weekend Justice: the Internet’s #1 audio trainwreck–the podcast that, in the end, is neutral about who plays Luke Cage, since pretty much anyone who would be up for the role could kick our collective asses.

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    Terry Crews

    Agenda:

  • Tips for Portland
  • Not talking about Thor: The Dark World
  • Not talking about Ender’s Game
  • J.J. and Serv talk about Iron Maiden for a few minutes
  • The self-referential moment
  • Marvel, TV and Netflix
  • A moment of Daredevil perspective
  • Disney and Ben 10
  • Halloween costumes today and yesterday
  • Barney Miller and the case for Terry Crews
  • Power Man casting
  • Agents of SHIELD (SPOILERS)
  • Ender’s Game and making sure Card gets no money (HUGE SPOILERS)
  • Movies vs. books
  • Thor: The Dark World (HUGE SPOILERS)
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    By | 2017-09-24T22:26:46+00:00 November 15th, 2013|Podcasts, Weekend Justice|0 Comments

    Your Weekend Justice #166: Special Truncheon Night!

    It’s Weekend Justice: the Internet’s #1 audio trainwreck. It’s the podcast that comes up with comic book ideas that are so lung-shatteringly original that the comic book companies hold us back for your own safety. 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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    Anne of Green Gables 1919

    Agenda:

  • Beachy people
  • DragonCon lodging fun
  • Beer vs. cookie dough
  • Aaron Poole, professional whore
  • Old jokes and irony
  • Toast and height
  • Chuck E. Cheese and Cumberbatch
  • Salt water taffy and opium
  • Leigh vs. Fake Leigh
  • Special Truncheon Night
  • Spider-whoa, wait, no–Katy Perry!
  • A distinct lack of pancakes
  • Spider-Man at last
  • Marmite and film
  • A long and extensive discussion of Marvel and their film business history
  • The Marvel Cinematic Universe vs. The Spider-Universe and other such fun
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    By | 2017-09-24T22:30:51+00:00 July 13th, 2012|Podcasts, Weekend Justice|3 Comments

    Stuff: Questlove is Grounded and I Don’t Feel So Good Myself

    Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow - Avengers poster

    Each week we try to bring you a catch-up post on the latest in pop culture news. Because reading a whole bunch of individual posts just takes too much bloody time. And we want you to have a life. So enjoy.

    Speaking of having a life: it’s Black Friday. And if you’re going to snag some Black Friday deals (or anything at all, really) from Amazon, please do it through us. You can even use this link. When you do, we get kickbacks and those help to keep Need Coffee alive. Many thanks, amigos.

  • Marvel has released a series of Avengers teaser posters. That’s a snippet there with Scarlett as Black Widow. For the whole lot, featuring all the major characters, check out this link.
  • Arrested Development lives. It’s coming back in early 2013 thanks to Netflix. No idea where a rumored feature film is at this point. Dear Netflix: keep some money handy for when AMC gets stupid and decides Walking Dead is too expensive. Just a tip. Source: Variety.
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    By | 2017-09-24T22:35:05+00:00 November 25th, 2011|Stuff You Need to Know|0 Comments

    Your Weekend Justice #135: Día de las Personas Que Necesitan Ayuda Psiquiátrica

    It’s Weekend Justice: the Internet’s #1 audio trainwreck. It’s the podcast that will mistake your head for a sugar skull and take out a huge bite. Then it will decide it likes the taste and finish it off. 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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    Death Takes a Holiday

    Agenda:

  • Defending Halloween from Leigh
  • Rox gives you the corporate history of Halloween
  • Sugar skulls
  • Serv’s fantastic new theme music!
  • Widge loses at maths
  • Walking Dead
  • Zombie trivia! And clowns!
  • Widge talks way too much about zombies. Please stop him.
  • Aaron’s new allergy
  • Day of the Dead breakfast cereal! Sugar skulls!
  • Nostalgia and breakfast cereals
  • What kids get
  • Rox and the Unloved Townhouse
  • How to get Young Widge to shut the hell up
  • The Adventures of Young Rox
  • The problem with siblings and the inevitability of failure
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    By | 2017-09-24T22:35:53+00:00 October 28th, 2011|Podcasts, Weekend Justice|4 Comments