Aug 24 2011

OK Go + Muppets


Unlike the Weezer video way back when, this actually seems like what we’d get if OK Go had guested on the Muppet Show. Loving parody of the artists in question while embracing their strengths. Wait a go, Muppets.

Aug 19 2011

Ghost Rider Rides Again


Ghost Rider sucked. But the sequel has some promise, what with the Crank  guys behind it. The trailer bears that theory out:

So yeah, he pisses fire now. I have to say if there was any Marvel character who I’d want to see piss fire, it’d be Ghost Rider. So…yeah, okay I’m in.


Aug 17 2011

Paul Rudd is Funny


And he so rarely gets to show it on this level, so watch and learn, even though the movie he’s flogging is probably mediocre at best.


Aug 15 2011

The REAL Change-Up


Happy Monday, folks.

Aug 12 2011

Al Pacino sure is in a lot of made-for-TV movies these days, huh?


Like this one he’s doing that tells the true story The Hair Bear Bunch.

[Badass Digest]

Aug 10 2011

Critical End! (The Podcast) #99: The Mathmatics


REVIEWED: Cowboys & Aliens. You know what this was movie was missing? SPACE TUCO.

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Aug 5 2011

Okay, The Change-Up


You have me interested…

Aug 4 2011

What if John Landis made a movie and nobody cared?

Such seems to be the case with Landis’ Burke and Hare which now has a trailer and a small US release next month.  Let’s take a look:

Yup. Just about. Let’s hope that this trailer, which mostly consists of poop jokes, isn’t any indication of what the movie is really like. I was so hoping to be excited about this.

Aug 3 2011

Critical End! (The Podcast) #98: Eldorado Chase


REVIEWED: Captain America: The First Avenger. This episode ain’t kissing ya. PLUS: We talk about some POSITIVE theater experiences!

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Aug 2 2011

Yippee-ki-yay, Motherfucker…Jr.

What's that? You say this isn't a picture of Bruce Willis? Oh. Rumer Willis? What the hell is a Rumer Willis?

Remember how excited you were about Live Free or Die Hard?  The teaser trailer, with it’s rockin’ version of “God Bless America”, made it seem like John McClane was back and as ready to kick some ass as before.  However, things turned sour pretty fast.  Bruce Willis was playing now McClane as “Old Man Bruce Willis”, Justin Long was no Sam Jackson, Kevin Smith showed up for some reason, and finally, the final stab to fans hearts, a PG-13 rating.

Okay, so honestly, it wasn’t that bad.  The R rated cut that later showed up on DVD made it more enjoyable, but let’s not kid ourselves: It mostly fell into the “Unnecessary Sequel” category.  But that was that.  I’ve moved on and so has Bruce’s career (kinda). 

But wait!  Hollywood has more to say!  The internet is abuzz with talk of Die Hard 5, and it looks like we’re finally getting plot details.  So what’s it all about?  Well…do you remember John McClane, Jr.?  You know, Bruce’s son that we saw for maybe fifteen seconds in the first film and was later mentioned in passing in Live Free or Die Hard?  Yeah, he’s taking over the series.  You read that right.  The plot of Die Hard 5 will feature John and John Jr. both having a pretty rough day.  Oh, and in Russia for some reason.

I can only assume that the studio is currently shopping for such fine modern thespians as Channing Tatum, Paul Walker, Justin Long, James Franco, or (dare I say it), Seth Rogan.  That’s right, I went there.  Who knows?  Maybe they’ll even go younger to pull in the tween crowd.  I hear Justin Bieber is looking to break into movies.  “Yippie-ki-yay, featherplucker”, anyone?

I’ll keep an eye on this for you all.  Until then, I’m going to go calm down by watching Die Hard with a Vengeance.  Now that’s a Die Hard movie.

Jul 29 2011

Critical End! (The Podcast) #97: Pad me anytime


REVIEWED: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2. Well, I guess we’re all going to get into Game of Thrones now? PLUS: There’s still time to contribute to our 100th episode.

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Jul 28 2011

In a Perfect World…

In a perfect world I would be roommates with Joe Dante.  Obviously, this would lead to all sorts of wacky sitcom style hijinks (I would accidentally set fire to Joe’s rare copy of Hellzapoppin’, Joe would ruin my dinner with Roger Corman by informing him that I’m not actually Paul Bartel’s son), but the best part would be our goofy lug of a next door neighbor, John Landis.  He would always be walking in unannounced and saying all of the wrong things to the dates we brought home.  Now that I think about it, here’s a clip from that show:

All kidding aside: That show I just pitched needs to happen. Joe, if you’re reading this, call me. I work cheap.

Jul 26 2011

It’s Official: Hell to Freeze Over on October 4th

It is with tears of joy that I bring you the following news:

When I’m finally holding this in my sweaty, Ben Savage-lovin’ hands, this will mean that over a decade of waiting has come to an end.  Whatever will I do with myself now?

Jul 15 2011

Spring Break ’97


Man, it’s getting lazy around here! Yes, we’re taking next week off, both from the blog and the podcast. Why, you ask? Because we’re ramping up to our super awesome 100th podcast! So hang tight, and we’ll be back week after next with our thoughts on Harry Potter AND Captain America.

Until then, I bet you saw that trailer Logan posted yesterday and thought “Gee, I wonder what deceased Oscar-winning actor George C. Scott would have thought of this?” Well, wonder no more:

[Badass Digest]

Jul 14 2011

Happy Madison presents…the usual shit

Don’t say we didn’t warn you.

I fully expect this to be the biggest hit of the upcoming holiday season.