Stuff You Need to Know: Do You Think They’ve Offered “Gobots” to Uwe Boll Yet?

Stargate SG-1 cast
  • Amazon has the entire series of Stargate SG-1 on sale today for $131.99, which is 60% off. While stocks last, of course.

    Also Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz are out on Blu-Ray September 22nd. Click on the titles to pre-order yours…although I see Hot Fuzz is just a reminder thing and not an order yet. I’ll keep an eye on it.

    And Tuffley reminded me that Windows 7 is available for pre-order on Amazon as well: here.

    Speaking of Nick Frost and Simon Pegg, in case you hadn’t seen it, Nick’s on Twitter. We need Simon on there. And their next film, Paul, has a website up where they’re going berserk with the behind the scenes stuff.

    Direct link for the feedreaders.

    And speaking of Blu-Ray, the original film MASH is hitting it September 1st. No pre-order available yet.

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    By | 2017-09-24T23:01:44+00:00 June 30th, 2009|Stuff You Need to Know|0 Comments

    Stuff: Fleeting Expletives = Deck Chairs on the Decency Titanic

    Many sites want you to spend all day reading their regurgitated press releases. We would never dream of wasting your time like that. But like this–this is fair game.

    Gremlin Shoe by Reebok
  • In a bit of retro madness/genius, Reebok is putting out shoes based on the movie Gremlins, which I’m sad to say, turns 25 this year. Shown is a snippet of the Gremlin shoe. There’s also a Mogwai shoe. No idea where you can get a pair for yourself, though. Source.
  • Is it possible? Can it be? After years of lamenting over the loss of funnyman Chevy Chasehe’s in a pilot for NBC that looks like it’ll get picked up for series? It’s called Community and I fear it will either be brilliant and last all of four episodes or be shit and last for all of four seasons. We shall see.
  • Death Note is going to be remade into a live-action film by Warner Brothers, or at least the first three volumes of the manga. The scribes who did Tarsem’s aforementioned War of the Gods are on board. Source.
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    By | 2017-09-24T23:03:20+00:00 May 2nd, 2009|Stuff You Need to Know|1 Comment

    Stuff You Need to Know, Tuesday, August 26, 2008

  • The Nightmare Before Christmas Ultimate Collector’s DVD Set? I’m looking forward to it, not just because you get a bust of Jack Skellington. Not because you can dress him like Santa. But because I’m looking forward to having him wear lots of hats for every holiday. I’ve run out of room on my hat rack. Here’s Jack:

    You can order yours by clicking here.

  • Kristen Bell has joined the cast of Astro Boy and will voice the female lead. Source: Variety.
  • Cracked’s “5 Most Badass Presidents of All-Time” is comedy gold. Go read it.
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    By | 2013-07-22T13:13:43+00:00 August 26th, 2008|Stuff You Need to Know|1 Comment

    Headsup: Tornadoes, Killers and Elves

    An ongoing attempt to make sense of the onslaught of new swag that people want you to buy. Should you? I’ll try and help.

    The Best of Draw! Volume 3 Cover Art
    Bad Blood DVD Cover Art
    Twister DVD Cover Art

    There are lots of people out there who can draw and are very talented at it. I am not one of those people and harbor a secret hatred for anyone who has that talent. Well, it was secret until I just revealed it in this post. But think of it as a respect wearing the trappings of hatred. So the most frustrating thing for me about a book like TwoMorrows’ The Best of Draw!, Vol. 3 is that when I read through it, I can’t use any of this stuff. Honest. I can barely draw a straight line if armed with a ruler. But if I had a lick of talent in the field, I would be on this like kung pao chicken on rice. This book collects stuff from issues five through seven of the mag with some bonus bits from issues three and four. Interviews, how-tos, and plenty of examples are on hand from the late great Mike Wieringo, Bret Blevins and Dan Brereton, among scads more. If you want to get into illustration, whether comic or otherwise, you could hardly do better than to grab this. It can’t help me, though. Even TwoMorrows has limits. (Click here to buy it from TwoMorrows.)

    Bad Blood is a film about a guy named Stan Graham who finds himself backed into a corner by economic problems (and a bit of paranoia), and then responds with violence when they come to conscript his rifle for the war effort. Then it’s a manhunt after the guy, played by Jack Thompson. This is an interesting release from Umbrella Entertainment, not just because it’s a true story, but also because it’s an early film from director Mike Newell. Yes, the Four Weddings and a Funeral director. A mass murderer seems like a perfect fit, doesn’t it? This release is an all-region release, and comes with a interview with Thompson. This is an improvement over a previous Region 1 release which, from what I can tell anyway, was bare bones. (Click here to buy it from Umbrella.)

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    By | 2017-09-24T23:16:55+00:00 June 24th, 2008|Headsup|0 Comments

    Headsup: The Bard, The Wolf, and the Drunk Superhero

    Twelfth Night DVD cover art
    Wulf and Batsy #1 cover art
    BackIssue #28 cover art

    Excellent Shakespeare available from Koch Vision here: it’s Twelfth Night–the ITV Saturday Night Theatre version from 1969. It stars Alec Guinness, Joan Plowright and Ralph Richardson. Twins each think the other drowned. So Viola (Plowright) disguises herself as a man in order to stay safe and tries to help a Duke with his chosen lady, only to have the lady in question fall in love with the disguised Viola. In the meantime, Viola has fallen for the Duke. And then when Sebastian, the other twin (also played by Plowright), arrives on the scene–hijinks ensue. Guinness is in the role of Malvolio, the Duke’s steward. No bonus bits, but this one’s worth it for the excellent performances alone. Any collector of Shakespeare adaptations will definitely want to snag it. (Click here to buy it from Amazon.)

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    By | 2017-09-24T23:18:21+00:00 June 1st, 2008|Headsup|0 Comments

    Headsup: Because Everyone is Beautiful at the Ballet

    An ongoing attempt to make sense of the onslaught of new swag that people want you to buy. Should you? I’ll try and help.

    The Point Is... by Dov Davidoff CD Cover Art
    Storming Las Vegas by John Huddy Cover Art

    The cool thing about Comedy Central putting out scads of comedy albums is that even a shut-in like myself who never goes to comedy clubs and doesn’t watch television can suddenly find himself confronted with new comedy. Such is the case with Dov Davidoff (and his disc here, The Point Is…) who I had never heard of before but now won’t forget because A) he has a really cool name and 2) the dude is actually quite funny. He reminds a bit of Bobcat Goldthwait in that his material comes from all over the place and his delivery is deceptively manic which hides how thoughtful (and sometimes hilariously wrong) it is. Fans will want to grab this, people who aren’t fans will want to give it a try. (Click here to buy it from Amazon.)

    Okay, here’s the title of this audiobook. Check this out. Storming Las Vegas: How a Cuban-Born, Soviet-Trained Commando Took Down the Strip to the Tune of Five World-Class Hotels, Three Armored Cars, and Millions of Dollars. That title of this book by John Huddy is the best goddamn title you will hear this week. Is there anything about that which doesn’t draw you in? It’s summons up an image of Tom Clancy rewriting Ocean’s Eleven and getting Michael Bay to direct the damn thing. Blackstone Audio has it unabridged read by Stefan Rudnicki. And get this: it’s not even like Ocean’s in that they only had an hour or so to get in and get out. This assault on Vegas took place over sixteen freaking months. In-sane. The book clocks in at thirteen and a half hours across eleven discs. (Click here to buy the audiobook; click here to buy the book, both from Amazon.)

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    By | 2017-09-24T23:19:48+00:00 April 27th, 2008|Headsup|0 Comments

    Headsup: We Love Lucy And Several Audiobooks

    An ongoing attempt to make sense of the onslaught of new swag that people want you to buy. Should you? I’ll try and help.

    I Love Lucy: The Complete Series DVD cover art

    First up, a boxed set that fills me with untold amounts of glee. It’s I Love Lucy. And if you don’t love Lucy, then I highly recommend ECT as soon as possible, because you’ve got some serious issues. And did I say it was all of Lucy? Because it is. Thirty-four freaking discs of the entirety of the run. Nine seasons. Close to 200 episodes. Now, some people are going to get upset because they bought all the season releases only to find this huge set from Paramount with all of that and a bag of chips–and they are now devoid of chips. But those people are probably surprised when the sun goes down each night as well. The new special features on this set include the I Love Lucy: The Movie with never before seen scenes, I Love Lucy at the 1954 Emmys, highlights of the 1949 first joint television appearance of Lucy and Desi, and more. My favorite bit is that they’ve recreated an episode of I Love Lucy that was broadcast in color but the color version wasn’t extant–so based on color photos, they’ve gotten the episode colorized to match what it would have looked like had you seen the episode at the time–nifty. Make no mistake, it’s not cheap–Amazon lists it as $190 as I write this–but it’s worth every penny. (Click here to buy it from Amazon.)

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    By | 2017-09-24T23:21:27+00:00 February 21st, 2008|Headsup|0 Comments

    Gumby, The Living Bomb

    Gumby, dammit

    TwoMorrows has so much good stuff that I can’t keep up, I swear. So I was reading BackIssue! #16 and the interview by Michael Eury with Arthur Adams. Adams has done much in the way of badass work, including one of my favorite Marvel two-parters, the X-Men/New Mutants/Asgard storyline from back in the day. He, of course, has done scads of work before and since, and did the artwork on two Gumby specials. So here’s the bit I wanted to share:

    EURY: Do you think that Gumby and Pokey could be terrorists?

    ADAMS: Not on purpose, but they might accidentally do something where high jinks might ensue.

    EURY: Like what?

    ADAMS: They might accidentally get some plastique mixed in with their bodies, you never know.

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    By | 2017-09-24T23:29:05+00:00 July 28th, 2007|Stimuli|0 Comments

    TwoMorrows: Silver Age Sci-Fi, Mego Toys and More Ships September 2007

    RALEIGH, North Carolina, USA (13 June 2007) — TwoMorrows Publishing to publish SILVER AGE SCI-FI COMPANION, ALTER EGO 72, BACK ISSUE 24, and MEGO 8″ SUPER-HEROES: WORLD’S GREATEST TOYS this September! (Our MEGO book actually ships in October, but will be included in Diamond’s July Previews which features September shipping items.)

    Silver Age Sci-Fi Companion by Mike W. Barr

    SILVER AGE SCI-FI COMPANION
    by Mike W. BARR

    In the Silver Age of Comics, space was the place, and this book summarizes, critiques and lovingly recalls the classic DC Comics science-fiction series edited by JULIUS SCHWARTZ and written by GARDNER FOX and JOHN BROOME! The pages of DC’s science-fiction magazine of the 1960s, STRANGE ADVENTURES and MYSTERY IN SPACE, are opened for you, including story-by-story reviews of complete series such as ADAM STRANGE, ATOMIC KNIGHTS, SPACE MUSEUM, STAR ROVERS, STAR HAWKINS and others! Writer/editor MIKE W. BARR tells you which series crossed over with each other, behind-the-scenes secrets, and more, including writer and artist credits for every story! Features rare art by CARMINE INFANTINO, MURPHY ANDERSON, GIL KANE, SID GREENE, MIKE SEKOWSKY, and many others, plus a glorious new cover by ALAN DAVIS and PAUL NEARY!

    The 160 page 8 1/2″ x 11″ Trade Paperback with a full color cover and black-and-white interiors retails for $19.95 in the U.S. and ships 19 September 2007.

    ISBN-13: 978-1-893905-81-8
    ISBN-10: 1-893905-81-0

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    By | 2017-09-24T23:30:25+00:00 June 29th, 2007|Press Releases|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. Tried to get this up yesterday, I know, I said so in the recording, but that’s what I get for thinking.

    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.

    Like the podcast? Tell us about it. Fill out a PodTrac Survey today. The Baby Jesus would want you to.

    And yes, I know it was actually the first appearance of Davison as The Doctor in the previous episode, but I meant to say first full appearance. I was thinking in old school Overstreet terms, I guess.

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    By | 2017-09-24T23:30:37+00:00 June 17th, 2007|Archives, Podcasts|0 Comments