Headsup: A Dose of the Sillies

 

If you need a little bit of silliness mixed into your weekend, check out these recently released titles:

 

Johnny and Friends Steve Martin Robin Williams Eddie Murphy

First up is The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Johnny and Friends featuring game-changing comedians Steve Martin, Robin Williams, and Eddie Murphy.  This three-disc collection includes nine episodes of The Tonight Show that span across the seventies, eighties, and nineties in the heyday of host Johnny Carson.  All nine shows are complete (including the commercials from when they aired— a fun bonus!) and have not been previously released for retail.  Disc One includes three episodes (from 1976, 1982, and 1991) with the legendary once-banished guest (and eventual fill in host) Steve Martin, who appears alongside Jimmy Stewart, Karen Black, Sylvester Stallone, Cathy Ladman, Leon Redbone, and others.  Disc Two centers on the incomparable Robin Williams, whose three episodes (one from 1984 and two from 1991) show the unpredictable entertainer cracking Johnny up as he appears with Phyllis Newman, Steve Lawrence, Jonathan Winters, and Park Overall.  Disc Three belongs to Eddie Murphy, whose three episodes (all from 1982) show how Murphy skyrocketed to stardom in less than a year as he appears with fellow guests McLean Stevenson, Wayne Rogers, Albert Hague, Randal “Tex” Cobb, and Angela Bofill.  The DVD set is out now from Time Life but isn’t available on Amazon (except for one third party seller here) or Barnes and Noble as of yet, so keep an eye out for it at other places (suggested retail: $29.95).

 

 

Adventure Time Complete Seventh Season

Next we have Adventure Time: The Complete Seventh Season, which follows the much-loved citizens of Candy Kingdom as they embark on more adventures.  In this season of the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning series, we see Marceline’s quest to throw off vampirism and become human in the eight-part “Stakes” story arc, Jake and Finn being freaked out by the Blank-Eyed Girl, Princess Bubblegum’s attempt to grow a vegetable kingdom while exiled at Lake Butterscotch, BMO’s aspirations to become a cowpoke, and the stop-motion episode Bad Jubies, which won the Best Animated Television/Broadcast Production For Children Annie Award back in April.  Out now from Cartoon Network are all twenty-five episodes (at a run time of around eleven minutes each) across a 3-disc DVD set housed in a nice die-cut cover.  Bonus material on this one includes animatics, galleries, song demos, the featurette “Good Jubies: the Making of Bad Jubies” a hyperlapse of Bad Jubies, and “Behind the Title Cards” videos.  If you’re one of the literally millions of fans of the show (18 million on Facebook alone!), you can grab the DVD set on Amazon for $17.18.

 

 

 

 

By | 2017-09-24T22:24:31+00:00 July 20th, 2017|Headsup|0 Comments

Stuff You Need to Know: Marvel Cinematic Universe Boxed Set to Come With Light-Up Soul of Marsellus Wallace

A primer for these posts: they’re to keep you up to date on what’s happening in the world of pop culture. Just the highlights and such, because the market on paraphrasing press releases is more than taken. Enjoy.

Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase One Blu-Ray Limited Edition

  • The Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase One boxed set just got a great deal sexier. On September 25th, it’s coming in a briefcase with a replica of the Cosmic Cube that actually glows. I mean…Jesus Christ, people. It also comes with an exclusive bonus disc. You can pre-order it here.
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    By | 2017-09-24T22:30:49+00:00 July 14th, 2012|Stuff You Need to Know|0 Comments

    Win Three Amigos on Blu-Ray!

    Three Amigos Blu-Ray

    It’s that comedy classic, Three Amigos, out on Blu-Ray thanks to HBO. Here’s what they have to say for themselves:

    ¡Three Amigos! 25th Anniversary Edition features over 20 minutes of never-before-seen footage and a beautiful Blu-ray transfer overseen by director John Landis (Animal House). Emmy® Award winners Steve Martin (It’s Complicated), Chevy Chase (Community) and Martin Short (Damages) star in Three Amigos, an uproarious comedy classic about three out of work silent movie actors who think they have stumbled upon the role of a lifetime. In 1916, the notorious bandit El Guapo and his gang are terrorizing a remote Mexican village. The daughter of the village leader, having seen a silent film featuring “The Three Amigos,” sends a telegram to the trio, believing them to be real heroes, asking them for help. Thinking they’re being offered a fortune for a personal appearance, the actors arrive in Mexico, only to discover they will be dodging real bullets!

    We’ve got two copies of the Blu-Ray to give away. Want to win one? 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!
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    By | 2017-09-24T22:35:27+00:00 November 11th, 2011|Contests|1 Comment

    Stuff You Need to Know, Tuesday, January 13, 2009

  • Rowan Atkinson apparently did his “Amazing Jesus” sketch at the We Are Most Amused show last November for the Prince of Wales. And in doing so, pissed off a whopping 540 people who were part of a campaign to declare the thing blasphemous. I say again: Britain. You are making us Americans look sane. What the fuck, people? Anyway, the group’s statement included the following: “It would not have been clear to someone unfamiliar with the scriptures what was from the Bible and what was not.”

    Here’s the bit. You tell me if you think somebody could get confused. And the sound’s a little jumpy, because this is the unedited version I could find. Somebody’s tried to edit bits out to make it like it’s really an affirmation of Christian beliefs, which is…amusing and sad, to say the least.

    Direct link for the feedreaders.

    Read the original article at Chortle.

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  • By | 2017-09-24T23:07:14+00:00 January 13th, 2009|Stuff You Need to Know|1 Comment

    Stuff You Need to Know, Tuesday, October 14, 2008

    Don Cheadle
  • Don Cheadle is Rhodey in Iron Man 2. Apparently talks with Terrence Howard just didn’t work out. So far, it looks like everybody else is coming back. Source: Hollywood Reporter.
  • Noel Coward’s Blithe Spirit is being revived on Broadway, starring Christine Ebersole, Rupert Everett and Angela Lansbury. Lansbury is in the role of Madame Arcati. Performances start in February. I would love to see Lansbury perform. Source: Variety.
  • Steve Martin, or what’s left of him, is joining Alec Baldwin to play rivals for the affections of Meryl Streep in an untitled romantic comedy. Nancy Meyers wrote and will helm, just like she did for Something’s Gotta Give. Source: Variety.
  • Mulan is getting adapted. Your first two guesses will probably be Broadway and a live-action adaptation. You’re correct on the latter, although it will be based on the original legend and not the Disney film, and will be made by a partnership of Xinhua Media and China Film Group, which is steered by the Chinese government. It will shoot this spring. Source: Hollywood Reporter.
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    By | 2017-09-24T23:11:21+00:00 October 14th, 2008|Stuff You Need to Know|0 Comments

    Happy Birthday, Steve Martin

    Steve Martin

    Ah, Steve. Even though these days you seem to alternate between serious indies and cheesy remakes, we still love you, deep down in the sub-cockle regions of our hearts. Thank you for being the wonderful whackjob you are.

    The biggest problem is deciding which clips to use to pay homage to you, sir. You’ve done so much funny shit in your time. There’s one no brainer we’ve posted previously. But I think this next one is simply necessary:

    Embedding’s been killed…go check out the direct link.
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    By | 2017-09-24T23:28:19+00:00 August 14th, 2007|Stimuli|0 Comments

    Your Weekend Justice

    Sloshing through the swamp of pop culture so you don’t have to. We bring you ideas for how to waste your weekend.

    Of course, special thanks go out to Clutch for letting me use their absolutely badass song, “Promoter (of earthbound causes)” as my theme music for this.

    Buy Blast Tyrant, which is where you can find “Promoter”. Buy their latest album, Pitchforks and Lost Needles. Send them love and coin.

    BTW, you iTunes subscriber types can nab this feed here.

    Or if you want to do something else with it, the feed feed is here.

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    By | 2017-09-24T23:34:54+00:00 March 16th, 2007|DVD, Podcasts, Recommendations|0 Comments

    Leap of Faith (1992) – DVD Review

    Leap of Faith DVD cover art

    Film:
    DVD:

    Written by Janus Cercone
    Directed by Richard Pearce
    Starring Steve Martin, Debra Winger, Lolita Davidovich, Liam Neeson, Lukas Haas, Meat Loaf, and Philip Seymour Hoffman

    Released by: Paramount
    Rating: PG-13
    Region: 1
    Anamorphic: Yes

    My Advice: Eh, rent it if there’s nothing else.

    Jonas Nightingale (Martin) is a faith healer and he’s a good one. There’s only little problem. He’s only in it for the money. The only faith he has is for the suckers who fill his tent every night to receive salvation. He travels across the county with his tour bus and tractor trailer rigs full of equipment looking for places to set up his tent and separate people from their money. His team has got this down to a science. The ushers who are seating people are writing down little bits of information that they overhear and pass them along back to Jane (Winger) who is connected to Jonas via a wireless speaker that he wears in his ear during the show. She passes along the information to make it look like Jonas is actually communicating with the Holy Spirit. The local sheriff (Neeson), who also has a thing for Jane, is on to Jonas and vows to shut him down one way or another. All of their lives are changed when a little boy with bad legs (Haas) sets foot on the stage and is really healed.

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    By | 2017-09-24T23:35:32+00:00 March 2nd, 2007|DVD, Reviews|0 Comments