Stuff: So We Have The Sequel Pitch Already, It’s Called Plurality…

Ray Kurzweil

I want to hear a DVD commentary from this guy. Who's with me?

Each week, a lot goes on in the world of pop culture. Most of it you don’t care about, but most websites want to tell you about it anyway. Not us. Here, in just over a thousand words, is really the stuff you absolutely need to know. This leaves you more time to…I dunno, sleep or something. I hear that’s an interesting hobby. Enjoy.

  • Apparently, Roland Emmerich’s next bigass film is sci-fi and called Singularity. And has a budget of $175 million. Rewrites are happening and apparently who better to come in and help than the guy who came up with the term, Ray Kurzweil. Damn. It’s due out May 2013. According to Variety, “Set 50 years in the future, story follows a famous nanotechnology pioneer who uses a dangerous new procedure to save his badly-injured son, Adam, whose consciousness is transferred into a swarm of nanobots that take his physical form, giving him all sorts of powers. Protag ends up on the run from an evil corporation that developed the technology.” If you didn’t want Emmerich to direct sci-fi again, you should have gone to see Anonymous. I’m just saying.
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    By | 2017-09-24T22:35:25+00:00 November 11th, 2011|Stuff You Need to Know|0 Comments

    Your Weekend Justice #116: Pancakes…In! Your! Face!

    It’s Weekend Justice: the Internet’s #1 audio trainwreck. It’s the podcast that is drowning its sadness over No Rapture in maple syrup. Anyway, 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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    That's Incredible

    Agenda:

  • The loss of Macho Man
  • Post-Post-Rapture Discussion
  • Alcohol Report
  • Widge vs. His Waistline
  • Rox vs. Ben and Jerry’s
  • Leigh’s shocking revelation
  • Oprah’s new life
  • Television networks
  • Classic networks!
  • Idiots Killing Themselves
  • Rox’s new television shows
  • Bob Dylan
  • Wil Wheaton’s precarious position
  • Lars Von Trier
  • Dr. Tongue: The Feature Film
  • Rock Lobster!
  • Steampunk IHOP
  • Pancake tip!
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    By | 2017-09-24T22:40:28+00:00 May 27th, 2011|Podcasts, Weekend Justice|0 Comments

    Stuff You Need to Know: You Say Faora, I Say Ursa, Let’s Call The Whole Thing Off

    Antje Traue

    Could this woman use a manhole cover as a weapon? I think so.

    Pop culture news is a constant bombardment of bloated informational pieces that sites use to draw traffic. That might work for them–but we know you have better things to do. Here’s all the news with all the irrelevant bits taken out. We kept it on a warmer, so don’t worry. You can subscribe to the Stuff feed solo or get this as a free email newsletter.

  • Amazon headsup for a killer deal: today and today only they have The Immaculate Collection of Dawn French’s The Vicar of Dibley for 60% off the list price of $98.98, putting it at $39.49. While stocks last. Thought you’d like to know. Snag yours here.
  • Superman: Man of Steel has a Zod (Michael Shannon–yes, the creepy agent from Boardwalk Empire–which is good casting, methinks) and now has a Faora. Which is apparently Ursa. Or…something. The female villain. Antje Traue (Pandorum), a name designed to screw me up when I inevitably try to Wayhomer any film she’s in, is been cast, according to Variety. Production starts this summer.
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    By | 2017-09-24T22:41:33+00:00 April 27th, 2011|Stuff You Need to Know|2 Comments

    Your Weekend Justice #100: We Shave the Turkey and Stroke the Bacon

    It’s Weekend Justice: hitting its 100th episode. We recorded this mostly live with a number of horrible, disfiguring technical difficulties and a very patient Ustream audience, who we all love dearly. 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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    Willard Scott

    Agenda:

    • Preliminary alcohol report
    • Marvel Universe Scott?
    • Leigh finally drinks
    • Serv brings the orgy
    • Brownie demands
    • More alcohol report and Widge has a child-proof beer
    • Full access pants
    • Black Lodge vs. Menstrual Hut
    • Leigh vs. the uterus pinata
    • NCIS news and a painful squee
    • Electroflush!
    • The podcast laps itself about Leigh’s lap
    • The Sound Board (not the podcast) brings about Skynet and the end of the world
    • Weekend Justice vs. the Killer Island
    • Inexplicable poker discussion
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    By | 2017-09-24T22:44:13+00:00 February 5th, 2011|Podcasts, Weekend Justice|7 Comments

    Your Weekend Justice #95: Gift Cards for the Savior

    It’s Weekend Justice: the podcast that will come down your chimney and let its reindeer piddle on your tree. 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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    ScottC and Elmer

    Agenda:

    By | 2017-09-24T22:45:07+00:00 December 24th, 2010|Podcasts, Weekend Justice|3 Comments

    The Week in Stuff: June 1, 2010 – Life and Then More Life

    There are a lot of things out there you can buy. We try to give you the information you need to make an educated purchasing decision. Because we have no lives. If you find the info here to be of use, do us a favor and purchase via Amazon through our links. That gives us kickbacks, which help pay for things. Like the server. And coffee. And therapy. Thanks.

    Life Blu-ray Cover Art
    Life DVD Cover Art

    Life premiered on the Discovery Channel here in the States in March. It’s a BBC nature documentary, which tells you a few things right out of the starting blocks. First, it looks amazing (and it does). Second, a crapload of work went into making it (quite true). And chances are you’re going to get narration by David Attenborough. Well…yes and no. The version that aired here stateside is narrated instead by Oprah Winfrey.

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    By | 2017-09-24T22:51:26+00:00 June 2nd, 2010|Headsup|2 Comments

    Win Life on Blu-Ray!

    Life Blu-ray Cover Art

    The acclaimed series from the BBC is coming out on Blu-Ray and we have three copies to give away.

    Filmed entirely in high-definition, and presented by Oprah Winfrey, LIFE is packed with excitement, revelation, entertainment and a myriad of awe-inspiring facts. The four-disc Blu-ray and DVD sets feature all 11 episodes from Discovery’s broadcast, including the spectacular The Making of Life, showcasing the exhaustive, remarkable and record-breaking efforts by the LIFE filmmaking team to bring this remarkable series to the screen. Exclusive bonus features include deleted scenes, a “music only” viewing option, and Life on Location, a collection of ten astonishing production video diaries further documenting the extraordinary lengths the film crew took to capture the footage in LIFE.

    Yes, please note there’s an Oprah narration version and a David Attenborough narration version. We have the former.

    Would you like it? Just fill out the form below, and if we draw your name when the contest ends, it’s yours. You can even enter once a day for multiple chances to win. Good luck!

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    By | 2017-09-24T22:51:28+00:00 June 1st, 2010|Contests|0 Comments

    The Princess and The Frog (2009) – Movie Review

    The Princess and the Frog poster

    Written by: Ron Clements, Rob Edwards & John Musker, based on a story by Clements, Greg Erb, Musker and Jason Oremland (with story supervision by Don Hall), all of this based (kinda) on The Frog Princess by E. D. Baker
    Directed by: Ron Clements & John Musker
    Starring: Anika Noni Rose, Bruno Campos, Keith David, Michael-Leon Wooley, Jennifer Cody, Jim Cummings, Peter Bartlett, Jenifer Lewis, Oprah Winfrey, Terrence Howard, John Goodman

    My Advice: Matinee.

    Tiana is a young lady who has a purpose. It’s the 20s in New Orleans and ever since she was a little girl she and her father dreamed of opening a restaurant. Her father gone, Tiana soldiers on alone, working tons and hardly sleeping, socking away whatever money she can in order to get an establishment of her own. Into town strolls Prince Naveen, a bit of fun-loving and flat broke royalty, who falls for the tricks of the evil voodoo magician, Doctor Facilier (David). The Doc changes Naveen into a frog and the only thing that can break the spell is the kiss of a princess. Mistaking Tiana for a princess, Naveen talks her into kissing him, but it only makes things go from bad to worse, turning Tiana into a frog as well. And thus, hijinks ensue.

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    By | 2017-09-24T22:55:50+00:00 January 3rd, 2010|Movie Reviews|1 Comment