Stuff You Need to Know: The Dawn of The Modern Marital Aid. Oh, and Judge Dredd.

Victorian vibrator

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  • Move swiftly, friends. Any season of X-Files you want is $13.99 today only–for just a few hours more–at Amazon. Here’s that link you need.
  • Considering a recent episode of Weekend Justice, this news will interest some members of the league. The movie is Hysteria and takes place in Victorian-era England around the same time that the vibrator was invented. It stars Hugh Dancy and Jonathan Pryce as doctors treating the titular affliction. Dancy and Rupert Everett experiment with the new device while Maggie Gyllenhaal will play Pryce’s daughter. Yes. I say do a double feature between this and the Darwin movie Creation and that way you’re sure to offend somebody! Source.
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    Your Weekend Justice #42: Silver Shamrock

    Needcoffee podcasting

    And we’re back. Please note: this podcast, if you haven’t figured it out, is profane and not safe for consumption by children or animals. Or sentient creatures of any sort. You can’t say we didn’t warn you.

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    Agenda:

    • The Rox Halloween Randomizer
    • The obligatory discussion about the obligatory Torchwood discussion
    • Leigh’s Canadian adventure
    • Tweet protection
    • Leigh, “nice girl”
    • Dead Snow
    • American Werewolf in London
    • Fun with slasher films
    • The truth about Canadian bacon
    • The truth about Curly Wurlys
    • UK candy vs. US candy
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    By | 2017-09-24T22:57:50+00:00 October 30th, 2009|Podcasts, Weekend Justice|2 Comments

    Stuff You Need to Know, Friday, December 5, 2008

    Fred Thompson

    Every so often there’s a story that warrants 500 words. These are not those stories. Enjoy.

  • Amazon‘s deal today? 62% off The X-Files: Complete Collector’s Edition, which is the whole series plus the first movie. It’s normally about $330, right now it’s $123.99 or until they run out. You can snag yours here.
  • Fred Thompson returns to television in a guest shot on Life on Mars U.S. as the chief of detectives. Look on the bright side, Fred: it probably pays better than the job you were trying for earlier. Source: EW.
  • Dark Knight is getting re-released on January 23rd. This to push it past the $1B mark. If you didn’t catch it on the big screen, in the name of Adam West himself, I demand you fix this situation at that time. Source: Variety.
  • Give Disney credit: sometimes they ain’t dumb. Where a slew of Broadway shows are shuttering starting January 4th, Disney has introduced the “Kids Go Free!” deal. For their shows The Lion King, Mary Poppins and Little Mermaid–you get a free ticket for a child for every adult ticket purchased for performances between January 6th and March 13th. The deal is good through December 12th assuming they don’t run out. Three days of sales = $1M. Source: Variety.
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    By | 2017-09-24T23:09:11+00:00 December 5th, 2008|Stuff You Need to Know|0 Comments

    The X-Files: The Complete Eighth Season (2000) – DVD Review

    X-Files Season 8 DVD

    Film:
    DVD:

    Series Created by Chris Carter
    Starring Gillian Anderson, Robert Patrick, Mitch Pileggi, Annabeth Gish, and David Duchovny

    Features:

    • Documentary: “The Truth About Season Eight”
    • Seven deleted scenes with optional commentary by directors Frank Spotnitz and John Shiban
    • Seven special effects sequences with commentary by producer Paul Rabwin
    • Running audio commentary on “Alone” by director Spotnitz
    • Running audio commentary on “Existence” by producer/director Kim Manners
    • Character profiles on Alex Krycek, Gibson Praise, and John Doggett
    • Forty-two promotional television spots
    • Six international language clips
    • DVD-ROM game: “Existence”

    Released by: Fox Home Entertainment
    Rating: NR (some violence)
    Region: 1
    Anamorphic: Yes

    My Advice: If you are a fan, you will want to own it

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    By | 2017-09-25T00:00:55+00:00 February 24th, 2004|DVD Reviews|0 Comments

    The X-Files: The Complete Seventh Season (2000) – DVD Review

    Film:
    DVD:

    Series Created by Chris Carter
    Starring David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi, William B. Davis, Tom Braidwood, Dean Hagland, Bruce Harwood, and Nicholas Lea

    Features:

    • The Truth About Season Seven Docu
    • 10 deleted scenes with optional commentary by Carter
    • 13 special effects sequences with commentary by producer Paul Rabwin
    • Running audio commentary on episode “First Person Shooter” by Carter
    • Running audio commentary on episode “all things” by actress Anderson
    • Running audio commentary on episode “Je Souhaite” by writer Vince Gilligan
    • 44 promotional television spots
    • 17 international language clips
    • DVD-ROM game “Maitreya 2.0”
    • PS2 game preview

    Released by: Fox
    Rating:NR (some violence and scary images)
    Region: 1
    Anamorphic: Yes
    My Advice: Own it, if you’re a fan of the show

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    By | 2017-09-25T00:02:27+00:00 December 7th, 2003|Reviews, TV|0 Comments

    The X-Files: The Complete Sixth Season (1999) – DVD Review


    Film:
    DVD:

    Series Created by Chris Carter
    Starring David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi, and William B. Davis

    Features:

    • Season 6 documentary
    • Production featurette
    • Deleted/alternate scenes with optional commentary
    • Effects shots with commentary
    • CSM character profile
    • “Triangle” episode commentary with writer/director Chris Carter
    • “Milagro” episode commentary with director Kim Manners
    • Dozens of TV promo spots
    • International language clips
    • DVD-ROM game

    Released by: Fox
    Region: 1
    Rating: NR, suitable for audiences 13+
    Anamorphic: Yes

    My Advice: Own it.

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    By | 2017-09-25T00:02:27+00:00 December 7th, 2003|Reviews, TV|3 Comments

    The X-Files (1998) – Movie Review

    X-Files: Fight the Future movie poster art

    Directed by Rob Bowman
    Written by Chris Carter & Frank Spotnitz
    Starring David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Martin Landau, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Blythe Danner

    My Advice: Wait for Cable.

    It is my sincere hope that someday, thirty years or so in the future, when Hollywood gets around to doing a remake of The X-Files movie (which you know they will), they make one better than this turned out to be. Basically, hardcore X-Philes should catch a matinee and have a blast, but anyone else should stay away. Before I start ranting, here’s the synopsis: Agents Mulder and Scully (Duchovny and Anderson, respectively) run around and investigate weird goings-on for the FBI (or rather, despite the FBI). Their project (“The X-Files,” it’s called, natch) has recently been shut down and they’ve been relegated to an FBI office in Dallas. There they stumble onto a bomb threat, which leads them deeper into the conspiracy they’ve known was going on all along.

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    By | 2011-04-22T01:04:52+00:00 January 1st, 2000|Movie Reviews|0 Comments