Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Saturday, May 24, 2008
Yay - laptop issues resolved (for the time being anyway)!! As I mentioned, this episode was recorded about 2 weeks ago, so the news and stuff is kind of old - but I wanted to get it up on the feed. Enjoy!
Shownotes will be up shortly.
TV News: Rob Thomas ceding reins of new 90210; Shenae Grimes (and possibly Hillary Duff), Dustin Milligan, Lori Loughlin, Jessica Walter, Michael Steger, and Tristan Wilds join the cast of the new 90210; Michael Rosenbaum will not be a series regular on Smallville next season; Gossip Girl's Leighton Meester will be back on Entourage next season to reprise her season 1 role of Justine Chapin; Alyssa Milano and Nathan Fillion have two ABC pilots; Gale Harold on Desperate Housewives; Mike O'Malley on Christian Slater's NBC spy drama My Own Worst Enemy; Katee Sackoff didn't get new CSI role; Lindsay Lohan has new recurring role on Ugly Betty; Jimmy Fallon to replace Conan O'Brien on Late Night; Nick Lachey gets new series on MTV; "Legally Blond" reality show on MTV; ABC has cancelled Men In Trees; Renee Zellweger's new Lifetime TV Movie; Catherine O'Hara to head up Good Behavior family; Brea Grant added to Heroes cast
Movies: Iron Man
DVD News: Birds of Prey: The Complete Series coming out on DVD (It will be available on Amazon.com on July 15th - check it out HERE)!
Podcasts: P.G. Holyfield/Murder at Avedon Hill; Podcast Junky; Mannerscast; The Geek Spin; PodCulture; Metamor City Podcast; Official Lost Podcast; Geek By Night; Chasing The Bard; Smodcast; Wormwood; Onthepodcast; Two Geeks A Mic And A Podcast; Joss'd; Let's Talk Joss
PLAYLIST OF THE WEEK
(1) "Dirty City" - Steve Winwood featuring Eric Clapton
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(3) "If You Leave" - OMD
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Friday, May 23, 2008
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Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Monday, May 12, 2008
Wednesday, May 07, 2008
1. INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL (May 22) - I'm not even gonna describe this one. If you don't know the deal, and don't already have a less-gainfully-employed friend holding your space on line, then you're not a real geek, and we can't even go any further.
2. THE MOTHER OF TEARS (June 6) - No, I don't know what this is about, and I'm a little too lazy to look it up (hey, my eyes are sleepy from GTA IV), but it's directed by Italian horror maestro Dario Argento — which automatically makes it worth investigating.
3. THE HAPPENING (June 13) - M. Night Shyamalan has a lot to answer for, after the floater that was Lady in the Water. The trailer for this Mark Wahlberg ''eco-thriller'' looks like he may be ready to make amends.
4. THE INCREDIBLE HULK (June 13) - Yes, from what we've seen in the most recent trailer, this looks like The Banner Identity. And the CG Hulk still looks a little rubbery. But I'll give Edward Norton the benefit of the doubt and check it out. (It's gotta be better than the last Hulk movie...right?)
5. GET SMART (June 20) - Could be drop-dead hysterical. Could be another stillborn TV-show revamp. Either way, it gives us another chance to gaze on the brunette wonder that is Anne Hathaway, so we're all good.
6. WANTED (June 27) - Okay, I didn't understand a blessed thing that was happening in director Timur Bekmambetov's Nightwatch Russian sci-fi flicks. But they looked marvelous, and I'm hoping that look — layered over a story, about bad-ass assassins, that makes sense — will make this Angelina Jolie-James McAvoy-Morgan Freeman flick a comic-based film to reckon with.
7. HANCOCK (July 2) - Will Smith as a homeless superhero trying to get his crap together? Sold.
8. HELLBOY II: THE GOLDEN ARMY (July 11) - Guillermo del Toro is an honest-to-goodness artiste who just happens to really dig comics. I remember talking to The O.G. himself, Owen Gleiberman, about the first Hellboy movie and he said something to the effect of, ''Say what you will about what the movie's about, it's abundantly clear that del Toro is a real filmmaker.'' So, yes, go see.
9. THE DARK KNIGHT (July 18) - Yes, please.
10. SPACE CHIMPS (July 18) - On the title alone. But only after seeing The Dark Knight.
11. THE X-FILES: I WANT TO BELIEVE (July 25) - I really, really want to believe that this David Duchovny-Gillian Anderson sequel is better than the title.
12. THE ROCKER (August 1) - Rainn Wilson can do no wrong. Okay, that ''home skillet'' line in Juno was almost a criminal offense, but not his fault. Here, he's playing a middle-aged dude who becomes the drummer of a high-school band. Which sounds like the makings of a fine night of comedy.
13. THE MUMMY: TOMB OF THE DRAGON EMPEROR (August 1) - I think we can admit to ourselves that this one probably won't be very good. But Brendan Fraser does have a certain goofy charm, and Jet Li's the bad guy (probably, unless they make him the misunderstood antagonist — which is just lame enough to probably be what's going on). **Note - I am, however, a bit disappointed that Rachel Weisz isn't reprising her role as Evelyn. I mean, I adore Maria Bello but it will be weird to see a different person in the role.
14. PINEAPPLE EXPRESS (August 8) - Seth Rogen + James Franco + pot-ty humor = the awesome.
15. TROPIC THUNDER (August 15) - While my tolerance for Ben Stiller can run hot and cold, a couple of people here have already seen this one, and we're singing its hosannas. Plus: Robert Downey Jr. as a black dude!
16. STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS (August 15) - One can only hope that this CG sequel isn't another opportunity for fond Star Wars memories to be dashed by the Lucasfilm machine. We can dream, can't we?
17. BABYLON A.D. (August 29) - Here's the thing: As a geek, there are just some movies you're honor-bound to see. And Vin Diesel as a post-apocalyptic courier transporting a hot diseased lady through the danger zone? Yes, you must go, or we take away your membership card.
So, what do you guys think? Did they leave any essential summer Geek movies out? Which ones are you excited to see?
Sunday, May 04, 2008
LOVED it! I'm not going to say anything more about it other than I think the casting was amazing and Jon Favreau did an awesome job directing a comic book superhero movie. Who knew? I mean, don't get me wrong - i adore Jon Favreau - but wasn't so sure he could pull off the superhero thing. And, oh yeah, it made me remember once again how much I am in love with Robert Downey, Jr. - something I seem to have forgotten since the last time I watched Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang or Good Night, and Good Luck. You people need to keep reminding me of these things - that's what I pay you for isn't it? *cough*
I also followed the advice of all my Twitter friends and stayed through the (amazingly long - or was it just me?) end credits to watch the additional scene (which my roommate and his friends didn't know about and, consequently, missed - HA!), but I have to admit I'm probably going to lose some Geek Cred because I didn't understand what it meant. I mean, it was cool and everything - but I was totally confused as to why it was so important. So, I had to come home and Google it. So, yeah, I'm sure I just totally lost a lot of my Geek Cred (if I even had any to begin with). It's just that I don't really know anything about comics. Anyway, thanks to my best friends Google and Wikipedia, I found the answer HERE. **SPOILER WARNING - the end of this Wikipedia entry is a SPOILER for the post-credits Iron Man scene, so DO NOT CLICK IT UNLESS YOU WANT TO BE SPOILED!!!
And a big "YAY" to me finally getting to see a movie in the theater!! I think the last movie I saw in the theater was Jumper - so it's been a while. Hopefully, it won't be quite so long before my next trip to the theater ...
ETA: Actually, I rememberd that I saw Vantage Point in March, so it's only been 2 months since I last saw a movie in the theater ...
Thursday, May 01, 2008
Finally - Episode 006 is finished! Sorry for the delay.
Shownotes will be up soon. Feedback is greatly appreciated. It's a long one, folks, so I hope y'all enjoy!
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ETA: Episode Shownotes:
TV: Gossip Girl; Grey's Anatomy; Lost; Dirty Sexy Money will be down a Darling next season; CSI's Grissom returns for at least 1 more season but Warrick is leaving (or was he fired?); 90210 spinoff pilot info; AnnaLynne McCord joins the cast of the new 90210; Outrageous Fortune info; Cupid casting info; NBC's 2008-09 TV Schedule; Caprica character summaries; Olivia Williams, Harry Lennix, Miracle Laurie and Amy Acker join Joss Whedon's Dollhouse; new animated pilot from the creator of Arrested Development; TV on DVD release dates
Playlist of the Week: [**Note, you can listen to full versions of the songs on the playlist using the playlist player below; also Email me if you would like info on getting a playlist CD with full versions of all 10 playlist songs]
(1)(a) "No More" - Heidi Montag from The Hills --> Buy from Amazon.com
(1)(b) "Supernatural Superserious" - R.E.M. --> Buy from Amazon.com
(2) "I'm Not A Loser" - Nerf Herder [Geek By Night Theme Song] --> Buy from Amazon.com
(3) "Your Hometown" - Finest Dearest --> Download for FREE from Amazon.com
(4) "Asking For Flowers" - Kathleen Edwards --> Download for FREE from Amazon.com
(5) "Talkin To You Eye To Eye" - Roomful of Blues --> Download for FREE from Amazon.com
(6) "Two Times" - The Blakes --> Download for FREE from Amazon.com
(7) "A Mile Above A Small Town" - Christian Brown --> Download for FREE from Amazon.com
(8) "Hard Feelings" - The Constantines --> Download for FREE from Amazon.com
(9) "Matador" - Claire Guerreso --> Buy from Amie Street Music
(10) "Almost Lover" - A Fine Frenzy --> Buy from Amazon.com
[PLAYLIST PLAYER WILL BE UP SOON!]
Outtro: Sex and the City Trailer