Headsup: Decepticons, Diamonds, and Dystopia

 

Transformers 4K Transformers - Revenge of the Fallen 4K
Transformers - Dark of the Moon 4K

Out now on 4K Blu-ray are the first four Transformers films, each in a 3-disc combo pack which includes a digital copy and a host of extras.  Transformers (2007) features audio commentary from director Michael Bay, a Transformers Heads Up Display, and featurette compilations “Our World” (exploring the world of Transformers), “Their World” (examining the Autobots and Decepticons), and “More than Meets the Eye” (a look inside the desert attack scene, including concept boards), along with some Easter eggs.  Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009) boasts an audio commentary by Michael Bay, Roberto Orci & Alex Kurtzman along with deleted and alternate scenes, Easter eggs, and multiple featurettes (including “Deconstructing Visual Bayhem” with commentary by pre-vis supervisor Steve Yamamoto, “25 Years of Transformers”, and “The Matrix of Marketing”, among many others.  Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011) doesn’t have the audio commentary or Easter eggs featured in the previous two sets but does include multiple featurettes— notable among them are “Above and Beyond: Exploring Dark of the Moon”, “Uncharted Territory: NASA’s Future Then and Now”, and “The Art of Cybertron.”  Rounding out the release is Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014), which (like Transformers: Dark of the Moon) doesn’t have audio commentary, Easter eggs, or alternate and deleted scenes.  Extras on this one include the behind-the-scenes special “Evolution with Extinction: The Making of Transformers: Age of Extinction” along with some featurettes about the design of the film and the action sequences.  You can find the Blu-ray 4K Combo sets of TransformersTransformers: Revenge of the FallenTransformers: Dark of the Moon, and Transformers: Age of Extinction on Amazon for $19.99 each.

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By | 2017-12-09T03:29:23+00:00 December 9th, 2017|Headsup|0 Comments

Headsup: That’s Life… Being a Drunk, Being a Girl, Being a Ninja

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

 

Shameless Season 7 Blu-rayA remake of the British series of the same name, Shameless is a comedy-drama series that follows the misadventures of alcoholic single father Frank Gallagher (Oscar nominee William H. Macy) and his six children. In Season Seven, Frank wakes up from being in a coma for the past month only to realize that no one came looking for him when he went missing (having been tossed into the Chicago river). Things aren’t calm for the rest of the clan either, as they deal with relationship and job problems, the challenges of single parenthood and post-rehab life, and important decisions such as whether to get circumcised and if starting a topless maid service is a savvy business decision. Now out on DVD and Blu-ray is Shameless: The Complete Seventh Season, featuring all twelve episodes of Season Seven. Special features include two new featurettes, “Growing Up Shameless” (where Emma Kenney and Ethan Cutkosky discuss their amusing real-life journey growing up on the set of Shameless) and “The Shameless Politics of Frank” (which examines Frank’s politics while drunk and sober), along with some unaired scenes.  The season is available digitally on Amazon (which includes “The Shameless Politics of Frank”) and on iTunes (which includes both featurettes) for $29.99, but the cheaper option on this one would definitely be to get it in disc format—on Amazon you can currently snag the DVD for $22.99 and the Blu-ray for $27.99.

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By | 2017-10-04T20:13:17+00:00 October 4th, 2017|Headsup|0 Comments

Stuff You Need to Know: When Harrison Ford Signs Onto Your Film, Okay, It’s Probably Happening

Enders Game cover

Trying to get you pop culture news at least once a week, because doing it more often than that would be excessive and time consuming for everyone involved. One post catches you up to speed on the important bits and you can then breeze through the rest of your day enlightened. Huzzah.

  • I’m now willing to admit that Ender’s Game is probably happening. As I may have mentioned before, the last time it was supposed to kick off, it was Haley Joel Osment as Ender. Now the previously might-be Harrison Ford is definitely on board to play Hyram Graff. Hailee Steinfeld is also locked to play Petra while Abigail Breslin is on tap to play Valentine. Source: Variety.
  • The Bugle, the hilarious satirical podcast hosted by John Oliver and Andy Zaltzman that I recently recommended, has gotten evicted by current host The Times Online (I notice the link on their HelloBuglers Twitter page has been redirected to the Times’ front page as well). They report that it will have a new home somewhere in 2012, so that’s good news out of the ashes and madness.
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    By | 2017-09-24T22:34:04+00:00 December 29th, 2011|Stuff You Need to Know|2 Comments

    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 #121: Those Little Slices of Friction

    It’s Weekend Justice: the Internet’s #1 audio trainwreck. It’s the podcast that sets the land speed record for euphemisms with one arm tied behind its back. So 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.

    Bananaphone

    Agenda:

  • Technical issues!
  • The suckline
  • Aaron’s odd sleep patterns
  • Jon and the ongoing problem with almonds
  • TravelCast!
  • Aaron’s odd sex patterns
  • Quandry vs. Situation!
  • How to deal with Best Buy
  • Universal Studios hates blind kids
  • Disney‘s bigass mistake
  • Universal vs. Disney in The Tunnel
  • Invitation for crickets
  • Bridesmaids
  • Aaron and the $600
  • Scott and popcorn abuse
  • Transformers 3
  • Playing out Scott
  • Shia LaBeouf
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    By | 2017-09-24T22:39:33+00:00 July 8th, 2011|Podcasts, Weekend Justice|0 Comments

    Your Weekend Justice #120: The Ballad of the Sad Boners

    It’s Weekend Justice: the Internet’s #1 audio trainwreck. It’s the podcast that gives your kids graphic novels to warp their minds. So 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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    Rock Em Sock Em Robots

    Agenda:

  • ScottC in drag…yes, again
  • Heels, sex and confusion
  • Aaron’s idea of steampunk
  • ScottC, method actor
  • Accents
  • Murder in the yard
  • Goddamn Skrulls
  • Rock Em Sock Em Robots and sex
  • Snoopy‘s family
  • Karen Gillan, seriously, we do love you, naked or otherwise
  • Cars 2
  • Rox and the Disney snuff film
  • Kids and The Walking Dead
  • Young Spazhouse!
  • Werner Herzog
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    By | 2017-09-24T22:39:42+00:00 July 1st, 2011|Podcasts, Weekend Justice|2 Comments

    Your Weekend Justice #114: Naptime is Terror Time!

    It’s Weekend Justice: the Internet’s #1 audio trainwreck. It’s the podcast that wants to flash you on chat roulette. Or make you put all your money on red. Or both. It’s definitely not for the faint of heart. The only man alive who could take this podcast unscathed…is Rutger Hauer. 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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    Gun show

    Agenda:

  • Steve
  • The gun show
  • Exorcist Babies!
  • Rox vs. Fisher King
  • Chat Roulette?
  • Rox vs. Mr. Lizard
  • Leigh vs. technology
  • Packing and drinking
  • Sleeping in the car
  • Happy hour at Starbucks
  • Jon’s bowel movements
  • Cosette vs. Transformers
  • A paucity of Starbucks
  • Doctor Who vs. Scooby-Doo
  • Sandal innuendos
  • Scott and too much information about shaving
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    By | 2017-09-24T22:41:01+00:00 May 13th, 2011|Podcasts, Weekend Justice|0 Comments