St. Louis Cardinals at Cincinnati Reds (2014) (TV)
Mythbusters “Hidden Nasties” (2009) (Netflix) Continue reading
The Celluloid Closet (1995) (DVD)
Community “Bondage and Beta Male Sexuality” (2014) (Hulu)
Parks and Recreation “Anniversaries” (2014) (Hulu)
The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2014: Live Action (Helium , The Voorman Problem , Avant que de tout perdre [Just Before Losing Everything] , Aquel no era yo [That Wasn't Me] , and Pitääkö mun kaikki hoitaa? [Do I Have to Take Care of Everything?] ) (2014) (Amazon) Continue reading
My Oscar predictions have a history of being thoroughly, spectacularly wrong. But if that didn’t stop me before, why should it stop me now? Here are my wild guesses for how this year’s Academy Awards will play out. Disclaimer: Using this as a guide for your Oscar pool is a surefire way of losing five bucks in your Oscar pool.
Community “Analysis of Cork-Based Networking” (2014) (Hulu)
Parks and Recreation “Ann and Chris” (2014) (Hulu)
Mythbusters “Air Cylinder Rocket” (2006) (Netflix)
The Square (2013) (Netflix)
Mythbusters “Exploding Water Heater” (2007) (Netflix)
Mythbusters “Blind Driving” (2008) (Netflix)
Mythbusters “Mini Myth Mayhem” (2009) (Netflix)
Mythbusters “Dumpster Diving” (2009) (Netflix) Continue reading
Sure, there were a few surprises in this morning’s batch of Academy Award nominations – no Hanks! no Phoenix! no Johansson! no Lee Daniels or his Butler! not much Llewyn Davis! – but nothing to cause too much of an internet freak-out. So instead of complaints, I offer a random list of facts and figures from this year’s batch of nods.
It’s not the holidays until Darlene Love belts it out. Merry Christmas, everybody!
Mystery Science Theater 3000 “I Accuse My Parents” (1993) (Netflix)
Mythbusters “Exploding Port-A-Potty” (2005) (Netflix)
Saturday Night Live “Josh Hutcherson/Haim” (2013) (Hulu)
Mythbusters “James Bond Special” (2008) (Netflix)
Mythbusters “James Bond Special 2″ (2008) (Netflix) Continue reading
Earlier today, Deadline Hollywood broke the story: after decades of legal battles, MGM and EON Productions – the owners of the James Bond film franchise – finally acquired the rights to Blofeld and his terrorist organization, SPECTRE, both mainstays of the series’ Connery era. The history of EON’s courtroom troubles is tangled stuff; this James Bond news site does a fine job explaining things, but the main point, simply, is that EON now has full creative control of intellectual property not seen on screen since 1971′s Diamonds Are Forever. But what does this mean for the movies to come, most notably Sam Mendes’ not-yet-titled follow-up to Skyfall?