Spaced: The Complete Series

by Zach Oat July 31, 2008 4:01 pm
Spaced: The Complete Series

Finally! Unless you're one of the initiated, you don't know how long we've been waiting for this. Available on DVD in its native U.K. for years, this 14-episode TV series was directed by Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz helmer Edgar Wright, starred both films' comedy team of Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, and was co-penned by Pegg as well. Also, it makes a lot of references to Star Wars, hence the Drew Struzan-esque painting of the cast on the cover of the box. Is it any wonder that American fans have been dying to get their hands on it? I mean, literally, through the black market? What a senseless waste of human life. The first Region 1 set ever would be worth it for the show alone, but the set is so packed with extras, you're really getting a bargain.

Return of the Lazy-Eyed Psycho

by Kasey McDonald July 31, 2008 3:58 pm
Return of the Lazy-Eyed Psycho

Get ready for more Swedish-made penis enlargers (if that's your bag) to come to a theater near you. Nikki Finke's Deadline Hollywood reported today that Mike Myers is currently in the middle of writing Austin Powers 4. With The Love Guru having tanked at the box office, Myers looks to be getting back into his most successful franchise, and is teaming up with old collaborator Mike McCullers, who worked with him on Austin Powers 2: The Spy Who Shagged Me and Austin Powers 3: Goldmember. It's rumored that the film will revolve around Dr. Evil and his son, Seth Green's Scott Evil, in an homage to Myers' own father.

Howard Stern Rocks

by Kasey McDonald July 31, 2008 3:06 pm
Howard Stern Rocks

Gag. In the interest of full disclosure before I even get into this story, I will admit to you right off the bat: Howard Stern, with his raunchy humor and more than a little misogynistic style, is not my favorite person. In the same spirit, I must also admit that like many, many other people in the greater Los Angeles area, I am one in a long line of people who has worked for Roger Corman, and being that he's a really nice guy and also gave me my first job out of college, I have a soft spot for the man. So imagine my surprise this morning upon finding out that my two worlds of like and hate have collided: Stern announced this morning that he will be producing a remake of the 1979 Corman classic Rock 'n' Roll High School.

If There's One Thing Kerri Kenney Knows, It's Whores

by Mindy Monez July 31, 2008 12:17 pm
If There's One Thing Kerri Kenney Knows, It's Whores First she brought us the beautiful be-wigged sore factory that is Jackie from Reno 911!, and now, Ms. Kerri Kenney-Silver has stepped up her whore comedy game and promoted herself to madam! And not just any madam -- a royal madam, thank you very much. Ladies and gents, get ready for Dame Delilah's Fantasy Ranch & Gift Shoppe, Nevada's most hilarious and regal fake bunny ranch! As a courtesy, I've rounded up a few do-not-miss Dame Delilah highlights after the jump, because I know none of you can resist a Charles Busch-esque hooker with real live lady parts and a strong background in sketch comedy work. Who could blame you? You're not made of stone!

Costner Casts Swing Vote, Country Goes To Hell

by Odie Henderson July 30, 2008 4:55 pm
Costner Casts Swing Vote, Country Goes To Hell With news of comedies suffering at the box office, Disney must be sweating over releasing Kevin Costner's Swing Vote on Friday. The film stars Il Costino as a good ol' boy whose single vote will determine the Presidential election. That alone should file this under "Suspension of Disbelief the Size of Jupiter Needed," but when the trailer reveals that Costner has to choose between Dennis Hopper and Kelsey Grammer, we're talking universe-sized pretending here. Whom would you vote for? I can't decide, and the only pull for me to see the film is to discover who actually wins.

Sesame Street, We Need To Talk

by Lauren Gitlin July 30, 2008 4:35 pm
<i>Sesame Street</i>, We Need To Talk I have a bone to pick with you, Sesame Street. I'll give you the Feist sing-along skit -- who can really eff with "1 2 3 4 Monsters Walking 'Cross the Floor"? And I'll most assuredly give you St. Neil as the Shoe Fairy because, um, genius? But what's all this celeb-courting, high-concept, vaguely inappropriate biznass of late? When you have Kim Cattrall invoking her sexed up cougar incarnation Samantha Jones in close proximity to Oscar's trash can, I can't help but wonder if things have gone a little too far. Playing up to the parents is nothing new -- cuz really, is a kid who doesn't yet know how to control his bowels gonna get a 30 Rock parody? -- but when we have Jonah Hill, who is known nearly exclusively for playing sailor-mouthed stoners, waxing poetic about mustaches that look like outtakes from a seventies porno, it's time to rein it the hell in. What sorts of values are we teaching kids when a talking cake tries to make out with Jessica Alba? US Weekly will have them in a death vice soon enough. Does the one unspoiled place where a kid can hang out with monsters and learn to tie his shoes in peace need to beat the trashy tabs to the punch?

Someone Finally Heard My Prayers!

by Angel Cohn July 30, 2008 3:32 pm
Someone Finally Heard My Prayers!

Apparently the god of all cheesy teen shows of yore has seen fit to grant my fondest wish and put the Nickelodeon shows Clarissa Explains It All (which I just gleefully babbled about the other day) and Hey Dude on iTunes! There will be a bunch of other shows, like The Amanda Show, Rugrats (or as my 2-year-old likes to call it "The Babies"), Rocko's Modern Life (he's a wallaby) and Doug, available for download as part of Nick Rewind. I know what I'm buying myself for my birthday this year.

I Don't Understand It, But I Hate It

by Mindy Monez July 30, 2008 2:20 pm
I Don't Understand It, But I Hate It

You know when you read a wacky news item that makes you think, "Hey! Is it April Fool's day or something?!" but it's totally not because it's July? That happened to me today when I read this Hollywood Reporter piece of nonsense about Freddie Prinze Jr. landing a mysterious behind-the-scenes job at World Wresting Entertainment. Yes, you read that right. World. Wrestling. Entertainment. Some quotes therein and what is wrong with them:

A Dance Show That Rocks

by Kate Rogan July 30, 2008 2:02 pm
A Dance Show That Rocks

I know, every network has its own dance show and you're sick of it! I'm with you; I can't handle another elimination-based dance show. However, I am hooked on TLC's new dance show, where there is no elimination, no winner and no dance crews. Each week, choreographers Tabitha and Napoleon (who have hit the dance show trifecta by also doing choreography this season for America's Best Dance Crew and judging on So You Think You Can Dance) teach two couples their first dance as husband and wife.

White Stripe Writes Song of Solace

by Odie Henderson July 30, 2008 1:53 pm
White Stripe Writes Song of Solace Finally some good news from the set of the latest 007 movie. Alicia Keys and Jack White are set to record the theme song for the 23rd James Bond film, Quantum of Solace. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the duo will make history by performing the first Bond song duet. It's not as impressive as Sheena Easton's history making appearance in For Your Eyes Only -- she remains the only singer to appear onscreen to serenade Mr. Bond's credits--but it'll have to do. I'll reverse that opinion if Jack White delivers a credible Shirley Bassey imitation. After all, she's the queen of Bond themes.

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