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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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  • Emo Boy is coming to the big screen. In case you don’t know the comic, I admit I haven’t kept up with it, but what I read of it was terribly amusing. The guy is so emo that he has emo superpowers. Kyle Newman (Fanboys) is set to helm. If Emo Phillips himself doesn’t have a cameo, then there is no justice in this world. Source: Hollywood Reporter.
  • Al Gough and Miles Millar (Smallville) are going to helm their first feature for Disney: Salisbury. There’s no word on what’s about beyond some vague supernatural town thing, but I’m think we can rule out the involvement of both the steak and the hill. The one project of theirs we haven’t mentioned before is Jungle Cruise for Disney. Yes, the Jungle Cruise you’re thinking of. Source: Variety.
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