Headsup: Catching Up With Animation

Elsa and Anna from Frozen: Disney Short Films Collection Blu-Ray

First up, we have the Walt Disney Short Films Collection on DVD and Blu-Ray. It has twelve animated shorts on it, ranging from 2000’s “John Henry” to the recent “Frozen Fever.” First, the good news. They’re Disney animated shorts. They’re that thing that, no matter how many times I go see a Disney film these days, I keep forgetting they’re preceded by one of these. So, thanks to my goldfish-esque memory, it’s a delightful surprise every time. Granted, your mileage may vary as to how these individual shorts play with you personally. The further good news is that these are the Blu-Ray debuts (as far as I can tell) for some of these, such as “Henry” and “Lorenzo.” And because they’re all recent animation, they look and sound fantastic in the hi-def format. The downside is that this has a number of repackaged shorts you probably own on previous releases, although if you’re a short-form animation enthusiast, then getting the debuts will probably offset that. There are never enough extras for me, but in this case, you get a short animation featurette and super-brief intros on all of the films. Commentary tracks would have been most welcome. The brilliantly wrong “Runaway Brain” was, I had thought, supposed to be included as a BD debut, but it’s instead a digital-only release.

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By | 2017-09-24T22:25:11+00:00 September 2nd, 2015|Headsup|0 Comments

Your Weekend Justice #211: How to Make a Margarita With a Shredder (in a Clown Car)

Its Hummer Time - Not Happy Birthday!

It’s Weekend Justice: the Internet’s #1 audio trainwreck–the podcast that can’t hear you because it’s got a bottle of Prosecco in its ear. We said: we can’t hear you, because the podcast has a bottle of Prosecco in its ear!

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Agenda:

  • Doc brings the pain
  • Gaming consoles and home fix-it mayhem
  • Somebody shoot Jack Frost in the face
  • Rox, who hasn’t killed Widge
  • Who’s going to die? You know, die?
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    By | 2017-09-24T22:26:34+00:00 March 1st, 2014|Podcasts, Weekend Justice|0 Comments

    Your Weekend Justice #198: Son, Never Mind Them Brakes

    It’s Weekend Justice: the Internet’s #1 audio trainwreck–the podcast that’s locked in a basement and singing the same song over and over and over.

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    Convoy on 45

    Agenda:

  • Beware the centaur poop. Plus, Aaron steals Jon’s material.
  • Jon vs. Gin
  • Rob, calling in from the 12th Dimension
  • Viva Mexico!
  • Who was Mole Man in the hotel room and why?
  • The worth of $300 back in the day
  • DreamCon leads off the podcast. Mostly.
  • Why has Kim’s voice gotten so deep?
  • Living in a post-Sharknado world
  • Pacific Rim
  • Scott uses his mic to freak out Aaron (not a euphemism)
  • Why Kidlet is a lost cause (albeit probably due to malnutrition)
  • Defending Battlefield Earth and other supposedly horrible films
  • Rob’s The Way Way Back review
  • In praise of Sam Rockwell
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    By | 2017-09-24T22:27:34+00:00 July 19th, 2013|Podcasts, Weekend Justice|1 Comment

    Your Weekend Justice #197: The Guy Who Bags Your Groceries is Not a Quest Giver

    It’s Weekend Justice: the Internet’s #1 audio trainwreck–the podcast that wants to send you on a quest… to Dream The Impossible Dream.

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    Toucans

    Agenda:

  • Jon and the Porn Router
  • Every 80s film ever
  • Serv trying to be reassuring about porn (failing)
  • Canada Track
  • Jon and the Alien-Blocking Router
  • The NSA discovers Jon’s Routering
  • Man of Steel
  • Technologically advanced civilizations don’t require screens
  • Laurence Fishburne‘s earring
  • Nerves Like Serv
  • Drink report
  • The Weekend Justice Book Club Review
  • Neil Gaiman and The Ocean at the End of the Lane
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    By | 2017-09-24T22:27:37+00:00 June 29th, 2013|Podcasts, Weekend Justice|2 Comments

    Disney Makeovers: Why Stop With Merida?

    Merida Brave Makeover

    On the left, Merida-Prime. On the right, the Merida from the New 52.

    So…many people are complaining that Merida, the heroine from Pixar’s Brave, has been given a sparkly makeover that robs her of her awesome hair, her bow and arrow, and her draw (no pun intended) as an animated role model for female children everywhere.

    I, on the other hand, ask this: why stop there? I see this as an opportunity for Disney to clean house. Many of their character designs are, like Merida, simply not optimized to move product. Since even Pixar appears to be more focused on making money than they were in the past, we’d like to take this opportunity to offer up merely a smattering of the brilliant marking-enhancing-synergy-snorting ideas we can bring to the table. Our rates are reasonable.

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    By | 2017-09-24T22:27:48+00:00 May 15th, 2013|Stimuli|0 Comments

    Your Weekend Justice #191: Schrodinger’s Michonne

    Sorry for the delay…was busy doing the things that help pay the mortgage so I have a roof over my blogging cave. Want to help with that and thus remove roadblocks to podcasting? Find out more here. Any and all help is greatly appreciated and helps delay the further greying of Widge’s beard.

    It’s Weekend Justice: the Internet’s #1 audio trainwreck–the podcast that was ready to be the first beer growler store in Woodbury…and then it all went to shit. Thanks a lot, Gov. Prick.

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    Every Ounce Counts Growler from Norther Brewer

    Agenda:

  • Celebrate 500 years of Florida with growlers
  • Feet hatred, Easter and patch avoidance
  • Huey Lewis and the advancing decrepitude
  • Introducing Leigh to Back to the Future
  • Duran Duran retrospective
  • Catching up with David Bowie
  • Trying to catch up with Grimm
  • Mini bonding
  • Non-fun with road rash
  • From behind: Microsoft vs. Apple
  • Need Coffee vs. the Final Four
  • The latest with Doctor Who (SPOILERS)
  • Haunted by the cardboard Hitchcock
  • Lindsay Lohan and the demon seed
  • Bioshock: The Thesis
  • Walking Dead‘s season end (SPOILERS) and unemployment
  • If only the zombie apocalypse had a Professor
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    By | 2017-09-24T22:28:12+00:00 April 6th, 2013|Podcasts, Weekend Justice|2 Comments

    Headsup: The Fish and Balloons Are Coming Right At Me!

    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.

    Finding Nemo 3D Blu-Ray
    Up 3D Blu-Ray

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    By | 2017-09-24T22:28:34+00:00 December 31st, 2012|Headsup|0 Comments