Eric RobertsWe’re now just one week away from our 5th anniversary! But before that happens, we’ve got another standard issue episode of crap that caught our eye this past week. For example, Ridley Scott revealed on the DVD commentary of PROMETHEUS that he is, in fact, working on a sequel to BLADE RUNNER. You’re probably aware that this is Dennis’ favorite movie, so he shares some choice thoughts and words on the matter.
That’s just the beginning though! Did you know that John Travolta has a brother who is also an actor? If you’re like us, the answer to that question is ‘no’. We ponder how many other A-listers have B-lister siblings prominantly displayed on the straight-to-video rack at Blockbuster. Oh, excuse me… we live in the age of Roku and Xbox 360. The equivalent to that statement would be, the suggestion cue on Flixter. Which coincidentally, might be described as the B-List Netflix. You’ll also learn about the Hagfish on today’s show. ‘Nuff said.
In Charlie’s view, the show is once again brought to a grinding hault by the Fantasy Football Update in which Dennis explains to Jabari the complexity of trading players that aren’t currently doing well but will later.
Director’s commentary for the theater? That’s right, we may be seeing the birth of a new trend when heading out to the cinema. And LOOPER director Rian Johnson is leading the way. After previously offering up a downloadable MP3 for his film, THE BROTHERS BLOOM, he received requests to do it again. So he did with his latest time travel actioner starring Bruce Willis and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Here’s how it works. You download the track, put it on your iPod — or in my case, Zune — play the file when the instructions tell you to as the movie starts and it should be syncronized. They ask that you wear headphones so you don’t disturb others, obviously. And Johnson recommends you only listen to his commentary on second viewing. I’m beginning to wonder if this could turn into a dirty scheme by Hollywood. Think about it… 3D didn’t take off like they were expecting, so lets start doing DVD-style commentaries that require you to go back and pay to see a movie a second time. At $10 a ticket, they’re damned lucky they’re getting me a first time around. I’ve never really listened to the commentaries on my DVDs. I’m just not that interested with most movies. Maybe you feel differently? This is the subject of this week’s We Ask You Poll. Make sure you cast your vote. And if you have additional thoughts on this, send us an E-Mail or voice message.
An amusing prank pulled on the make believe world of Azeroth had some World of Warcraft players, as well as Blizzard, fuming while others simply laughed it off. A few hackers found an exploit in the game allowing them to instantly kill anyone in their path. They ran with it and created what was dubbed “The Rapture” last weekend killing thousands of other players over the course of four hours before Blizzard was able to patch the bug. Now an investigation is underway and Blizzard is pissed. Is it really that big of a deal though? We cast our spell of discussion over this question and increase your knowledge skill tenfold.
WoW has been known to end marriages and in some cases, cost people their jobs. It didn’t receive the nickname “World of Warcrack” for nothing. People who play not just this game, but all online games, or even use Facebook and Twitter may have what’s now being called “Internet Use Disorder”. Those of you who have a compulsory need to check your E-Mail, Facebook feed or any number of social apps on your phone could be suffering from it. The debate is on in the mental health field as to whether this should be an official mental illness or not. Some think it needs more study. But when you look at the brain scans of kids who use a lot of Internet and they’re strikingly similar to those of drug abusers… you kinda have to wonder if there isn’t something there. We run down the symptoms so you can decide for yourself if you or a loved one is suffering from “Internet Use Disorder”. If you are, stop using the Internet immediately except for downloading our show.
And speaking of using the Internet, we hope you’ll do so next week as we turn the mics on and bring you our 5th anniversary show. Some of us may (i.e. will) be drunk. And you can join us in the chat room and help guide the totally unplanned conversation. This should be interesting.
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