We dive deep and unpack our feels…well just a bit for Paul Walker and Furious Seven. Then we get big into Avengers 2: Age of Ultron which has rather mixed feelings from us all.
Show Notes for 07/03/14
# New Releases
## In Theaters:
1. Deliver Us From Evil – Based on the true stories of a police officer who’s beat often seems to tie into the occult.
2. Tammy – To help herself recover from an unloyal husband Tammy decides to take her grandmother on a road trip. The trip takes a turn for the weird as robbery and other hijinks ensue.
3. Life it Self – A documentary about the life of Roger Ebert.
## Video Games:
1. Mouse Craft (PS4/PS3, PS Vita, PC)
This game aims to be a mix of Tetris and Lemmings. It also features a level editior so you can challenge your friends and the world!
2. One Piece: Unlimted World Red (PS3, 3DS, Wii U, PS Vita)
An Action RPG set in the weird and wonderful One Piece universe.
3. Legions of Ashworld (PC)
Legions of Ashworld is a turn based strategy war game with elements of role playing games. The player needs to build an alliance of kings and domain lords and lead them against enemies.
4. Battleplan: American Civil War
Welcome to fastplay wargaming, a new kind of strategy game experience. Battleplan: American Civil War is an exciting top-down real time/turn-based hybrid strategy game. Take command of either Confederate or Union troops and fight your way through ten of the American Civil War’s most famous battles.
– Upcoming – Wolf Among us episode 5 (season final)
– not this week due to technical difficulties.
1. The Unknown Known – Blu/DVD – This documentary attempts to show the complex facets of the man Donald Rumsfeld. Instead of an interview, this film goes into the deep piles of “snowflakes” aka the many many memos that Rumsfeld wrote as congressman, advisor to four presidents, and as Secretary of Defense. The film maker aims to look at the events of history and compare them to Rumsfel’s view. Your opinions may vary.
2. The Lunchbox – Blu/DVD – In Mumbai there is a fantastic lunch delivery service that brings thousands of lunches from homes to work every day. One goes astray, and leads an older gent and a young house wife into a romantic fantasy facilitated by notes carried in the lunchbox. Inevitably the question of fantasy over reality rears it’s ugly head.
3. The Killing: The Complete Third Season – DVD – A year since the close of the Rosie Larsen case finds Sarah Linden no longer with Seattle homicide. Unfortunately her former parter, Stephen Holder, in in the middle of an investigation that may connect back to the Larsen case. Thus drawing Sarah back into the depths she thought she had left behind.
4. The Legend of Korra – Book Two: Spirits – Blu/DVD – Korra and her team, now embark on a journey into the spirit world. In this brave new world they find creatures unlike any seen before and learn about the secrets of the first Avatar!
5. Vamperifica – DVD – When confronted with the fact that he contains the soul of an ancient vampire king, a clueless college kid is faced with choosing between friendship and destiny.
* Superman Unchained #7 – Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman team up to take down Wraith. The Batcave is gonna need some renovation when this fight is done.
* Rocket Raccoon #1 – A brand new series featuring our favorite mal-tempered mutant mammal! But can this hero of the people out run the forces that have placed a bounty on his head. Brought to us by the fantastic Skottie Young. – Note Star-Lord is also getting a title this week Legendary Star-Lord #1.
* Rogue Trooper Classics #3 of 12 – A world ravaged by chemical weapons, the only ones that can survive this toxic environment are the Genetic Infantrymen. In the ongoing war between the Norts and the Southers, the story of one trooper, Rogue is being told. Now in full color!
* Thief of Thieves #22 – Conrad is drawn deeper into the underworld as “The Hit List” story continues. Taking a side in this criminal war has brought him a dangerous ally.
### Dark Horse
* Angel & Faith Season 10 #4 – Still spanning the globe this duo is doing their best to keep the magical forces in check. Faith is dealing out the bruises while Angel seems to be taking them as they keep the world safe from a demonic rock god and a city flooding with magic.
News: FDA approves first exoskeleton – http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/185758-fda-approves-first-ever-personal-exoskeleton
News: NASA to launch satellite to study CO2 in the atmosphere – http://www.cnn.com/2014/07/02/tech/nasa-carbon-satellite/index.html
News: A Beautiful, Impractical, Expensive Frank-Lloyd-Wright-Designed 1927 Gas Station Finally Gets Built – http://www.core77.com/blog/architecture/a_beautiful_impractical_expensive_frank-lloyd-wright-designed_1927_gas_station_finally_gets_built_27251.asp
News: Some scholars thing there is a missing period in the Declaration of Independance – http://www.vox.com/2014/7/4/5868525/does-the-declaration-of-independence-have-a-typo-that-makes-us-selfish
News: CDC study says influenza vaccine is really helpful – http://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2014/p0327-flu-study.html
News: Alien: Isolation Is 1080p on Xbox One and PS4 http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/06/26/alien-isolation-is-1080p-on-xbox-one-and-ps4
News: Facebook manipulated users news feeds … for science – http://www.forbes.com/sites/kashmirhill/2014/06/28/facebook-manipulated-689003-users-emotions-for-science/
News: Edible cupcake wrappers! http://gizmodo.com/edible-wrappers-just-solved-the-only-bad-thing-about-cu-1596380536
News: Boko Haram tormented by bees and snakes – https://uk.news.yahoo.com/nigeria-boko-haram-members-being-killed-mystical-bees-083435454.html#vogZTxf
## Geek Talk
* EU institutes “right to be forgotten” – http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-27394751
* Trailer for The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0dtk9yJDckw
* Woman gets interesting results by sending a photo to photoshop
* Caleb goes on about Assassin’s Creed … again.
* Jason brings up Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel
artists across the world asking only “Make me beautiful”. – http://www.estherhonig.com/#!before–after-/cvkn
* Coffee in Spaaaaace – http://boingboing.net/2014/06/27/a-proper-espresso-coming-soon.html
## The Core
* Exo suit that is mind controlled! – http://www.engadget.com/2014/06/12/paraplegic-exoskeleton-world-cup/
* Best Designed stuff of 2014 … so far – https://www.yahoo.com/tech/the-best-designed-products-of-2014-as-chosen-by-design-90557934209.html
Episode 23! Listen live on Thursdays from 7pm to 9pm on 103.3 FM KSCU Santa Clara, or online at http://www.kscu.org/
Tunes for 5/31/2012
- R U Mine? by Arctic Monkeys from R U Mine?
Hot Button by Anya Marina from Felony Flats
- Kiss Them For Me by School of Seven Bells
Stormy Weather by The Coastals from Burn White Hot
- No list this week.
- No Corner this week.
- Abraham Lincoln vs Zombies – Blu/DVD – While the Civil War rages on, President Abraham Lincoln must undertake an even more daunting task: Destroying the Confederate Undead. (via amazon.com) Another Mockbuster from Asylum, less horror more action. Fans of the studio will probably enjoy it, others well maybe less so.
- Best of the Best 3: No Turning Back – DVD – Tommy Lee takes on a band of ruthless white supremacists that are planning to shatter the peace of a small rural community. (via amazon.com)
- Bridge to the Sun – DVD – 1961 feature based on a true story of an American woman who falls in love with an marries a Japanese diplomat. The story follows their life and trials as they deal with the fall out of the Pearl Harbor bombing, agression against foreigners, and then the surrender of Japan to the USA. This disk comes from Warner Brothers Archive Collection, which means a make on demand DVD. Which seems like a smart idea, no massive back log of disks and the option to make money off of old movies.
- Coriolanus – Blu/DVD – The classic legend of honor and betrayal has been astonishingly re-imagined in this exhilarating action thriller that wields a profound relevance for today. Caius Martius ‘Coriolanus’ is a feared and revered Roman General, suddenly pitted against his own city and fellow citizens. Rebelling against the power-hungry designs of his manipulative mother and rejected by his own people, Coriolanus incites a riot that expels him from Rome. The banished hero joins forces with his sworn enemy Tullus Aufidius to exact his revenge — and determine his destiny. (via amazon.com) This film features Ralph Fiennes as director and lead actor, Gerard Butler, Brian Cox, and Vanessa Redgrave.
- Dragon Age: Dawn of the Seeker – Blu/DVD – In a land where battles are fought with swords and magic, a young heroine rises to glory as Templars, mages, and dragons clash. Cassandra, a brash and beautiful warrior, must stop a conspiracy that threatens the realm’s most powerful religious order. Accused of treasonous crimes and hunted by friend and foe, Cassandra must clear her name and overcome her rage in order to save the day and take her place in legend. (via amazon.com)
- Joyful Noise – Blu/DVD – Joyful Noise tells the story of an unlikely partnership between two strong-minded women who are forced to work together to save a small town Gospel Choir after budget cuts threaten to shut them down. (amazon.com) Featuring Queen Latifah and Dolly Parton.
- Life Without Principle – DVD – Life Without Principle delves into Hong Kong’s money-obsessed culture through three characters whose destinies collide one fateful day when a loan shark gets assaulted after withdrawing $10 million from the bank. (via amazon.com) Sounds like classic Hong Kong action goodness.
- A Necessary Death – DVD – Film student Gilbert has a novel idea for his final thesis project — find someone who wants to kill themselves and follow them through the final days of their life. Gilbert posts a message on the internet looking for a suitable subject, and after interviewing a handful of people with various reasons for taking their life, he chooses a British expatriate who is slowly dying of an inoperable brain tumor. Assured that his subject will actually commit suicide on film, Gilbert believes he has found the perfect candidate to explore the nature of the act objectively. But as filming goes on, it soon becomes apparent that the creative process is impacting the man’s road towards death, and before long Gilbert and his crew become more involved than they ever wanted to be. (via amazon.com)
- We Need to Talk About Kevin – Blu/DVD – A suspenseful and gripping psychological thriller, Lynne Ramsay’s We Need To Talk About Kevin explores the fractious relationship between a mother and her evil son. Eva contends for 15 years with the increasing malevolence of her first-born child, Kevin. Based on the best-selling novel of the same name, We Need To Talk About Kevin explores nature vs. nurture on a whole new level as Eva’s own culpability is measured against Kevin’s innate evilness. Ramsay’s masterful storytelling simultaneously combines a provocative moral ambiguity with a satisfying and compelling narrative, which builds to a chilling, unforgettable climax. (via amazon.com)
- Wing Commander Academy: the Complete Series – DVD – A spirited and elite corps of novice fighter pilots attends the Wing Commander Academy in the year 2655. Often thrust into battle against the mighty and ruthless Kilrathi race, the crew must master daring maneuvers and veer through constant danger to save the world. (via amazon.com) Animated series based on a very the very successful video games of the time.
- Atelier Meruru: The Apprentice of Arland
- Max Payne 3 (PC)
- Batman: Arkham City – Harley Quinn’s Revenge
- Resistance: Burning Skies
- Powers #10 (vol.3) – a police procedural story set in a super powered universe – mature readers
- Amazing Spider-Man Annual #36 – Gotta love a reality unraveling Spidy story.
- Animal Man Annual #1 – Said to be pulling together the threads of The Red, the Green & the Rot.
- Ravagers #1 – Will have Fairchild (Gen13), Beast Boy (Teen Titans), and Terra (Teen Titans) as part of a new team. The jury is conflicted about whether the title will be any good or not. Written by Howard Mackie and Drawn by Ian Churchill – so the art should be pretty solid at least.
- Doctor Who/ST:TNG – IDW – A collision of massive universes is about to happen. I’d love to see Matt Smith and Patrick Stewart face off! Written by Scott & David Tipton and Tony Lee, drawn by JK Woodward.
- Garfield Minus Garfield – http://garfieldminusgarfield.net/ – A fascinating look at what Jon’s world would look like if he didn’t have a smart alec cat to play against. It’s a weird and awesome comic.
Episode 21 of the Main Show! Listen live on Thursdays from 7pm to 9pm on 103.3 FM KSCU Santa Clara, or online at http://www.kscu.org/
Tunes for 5/17/2012
- Speakeasy by Anya Marina from Felony Flats
Beast Size by Dirty Ghosts from Metal Moon
- No list this week.
- No Corner this week.
Cast: Taylor Kitsch, Alexander Skarsgård, Rihanna, Brooklyn Decker
Synopsis: In this movie inspired by the popular board game, a small fleet of naval ships wages war against an alien force intent on enriching Earth’s valuable assets to ensure their survival.
Synopsis: A sedated woman with ESP tries to escape from the secluded commune where she’s been held captive.
Crooked Arrows PG-13
Synopsis: A Native American lacrosse team faces an uphill battle against its privileged prep-school rivals.
- Afghan Luke (dvd) – When his story about Canadian snipers possibly mutilating corpses in Afghanistan is buried, Luke gets disheartened and quits his job. However, it makes him all the more determined to return to Afghanistan to get the real story.Through a friend, he’s offered a job by a stoner magazine to write a “gonzo” story about the best hashish in Afghanistan. While there, Luke plans to gather enough evidence to get his old story into print. But he soon finds out Afghanistan is an even more dangerous place than when he left and the trip turns into a surreal and perilous adventure.
- Astro Zombies: M4 – Invaders from Cyberspace (dvd) – Couldn’t find any synopsis but if the cover pic on IMDB is anything to judge by it looks like it could be low budget fun.
- Being John Malkovich (blu/dvd) – Criterion Collection release of the off beat 1999 film where a puppetter finds a mysterious door that leads into John Malkovich’s mind, where the visitor takes control.
- Chronicle (blu/dvd) – A group of teens find a cave which grants them telekinetic powers. After the initial joy of exploration things start to go sideways as one of them turn his power to dark ends.
- DOA (blu) – Time is running out for Dexter Cornell. He has just 24 hours to unravel the bitter truth surrounding his own poisoning. In his desperate search, everyone’s a suspect, even the woman who loves him.
- Fantastic Four and Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (blu) – duo of Fantastic Four movies, sadly they aren’t very good. They aren’t horrible but they aren’t good either.
- Holy Man (blu) – Eddie Murphy plays a charismatic and unusual holy man who helps revive a flagging home shopping network.
- Immortality (dvd) – A seductive vampire who always gets what he wants finds his latest conquest to be frustratingly elusive. While that’s not much of a description it stars Jude Law, Jack Davenport, and Timothy Spall.
- In the Name of the King / Kingdom of Heaven (dvd) – Appears to be a combo pack to unload the In the Name of the King back log off on the unsuspecting.
- Jean-Claude Van Damme Double Feature (DVD) – Collects The Order with Nowhere to Run. The muscles from Brussles strike back!
- Kill Bill Double Feature (blu/dvd) – Brings together the two parts of the film back into one package.
- Predator / Predator 2 (blu) – Two awesome classics in one tidy package.
- Transporter & Transporter 2 (blu) – Two pack of Jason Statham fun.
- Woman Knight of Mirror Lake (blu/dvd) – In late-19th century China, Qui Jin was many things: a defiant rebel armed with both blades and guns; a paramilitary leader dedicated to overthrowing an unjust government; a non-conformist who boldly donned men’s attire in spite of tradition; a radical poet whose words inspired the oppressed; a heroic martyr whose views on equality altered history. Her steadfast resolve to improve the plight of women and her bravery in the face of tyranny led her to the executioner – but her determination to topple the status-quo changed a nation forever. (according to Amazon.com)
- Diablo 3 (PC/Mac)
- Max Payne 3 (360, PS3)
- Game of Thrones (360, PS3, PC)
- Akai Katana (360)
- Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 2 (360, PS3, PC, AND)
- Battleship (Wii, 360, PS3, DS, 3DS)
- Daredevil #13 – Mark Waid is doing a good job of reviving the title, and has the help of excellent artists, including Mike Allred who has just been added.
- Fury Max #1 and 2 – Spy action by Garth Ennis
- JLA #9 – Mostly because the new Shazam is apparently quite good, and it’s in the back.
- New 52 TPBs are coming out! Batman and Animal Man are already on shelves. Catwoman and Green Lantern are new this week. A good way to get caught up.
- Atomic Robo: Real Science Adventures #2 – retro future joy!
- Wondermark – http://wondermark.com/ – Using public domain images from the turn of the century Malki ! creates a unique and absurd view of the world.
Episode 20 of the Main Show! Listen live on Thursdays from 7pm to 9pm on 103.3 FM KSCU Santa Clara, or online at http://www.kscu.org/
Tunes for 5/10/2012
- Shake the Ground and Too Many Faces by Cherri Bomb from This is the End of Control
- R U Mine? by Arctic Monkeys from R U Mine?
- No Video by Dirty Ghosts from Metal Moon:
- Dad straps kids to car hood:http://usnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/05/09/11618158-dad-straps-4-kids-to-car-hood-and-drives-away-police-say?lite
- Bunking with cats: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2012/05/03/national/a012610D36.DTL
- Mozilla may make Flash click-to-play by default in future Firefox – http://arstechnica.com/open-source/news/2012/04/mozilla-may-make-flash-click-to-play-by-default-in-future-firefox.ars
- Proview and Apple … spitting into the wind? – http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-05-07/proview-sees-big-gap-after-apple-offers-to-settle-ipad-dispute.html
- Oh what? REAL plan to use robots to mine Asteroids! – http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2012/04/planetary-resources-asteroid-mining/
Science! and batteries – http://arstechnica.com/science/news/2012/04/composite-material-bring-metal-air-batteries-a-step-closer.ars
- Dark Shadows
Starring Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Helena Bonham Carter, Eva Green
“Vampire Barnabas Collins escapes from his tomb after 200 years and returns to his family estate.”Dragon Eyes
Starring Cung Le, Jean Claude Van Damme, Petter Weller, Crystal Mantecon
“Hong uses his moral vision and fighting skills to save a neighborhood from durg dealers”
Starring Chloe Moretz(Hit Girl), Blake Lively(super hot chick), Alec Baldwin, Eddie Redmayne
“A pistol-packing teen flees her abusive parents and hitchhikes her way West.”
and for the ladies
Girl in Progress
Staring Eva Mendes, Matthew Modine, Cierra Ramirez, Patricia Arquette
“Grace neglects to give her daughter the attention she desperately needs.”
- Queen of Hearts – Romantic comedy (dvd)
- Beautiful Wave – In Santa Cruz for the summer, a young woman discovers the sport of surfing — and a family secret as well. (blu/dvd)
- Chuck S 1-5 (Blu/DVD); Fantasy Island: S2 (dvd)
- Gremlins 2: The New Batch (blu)
- Happiness is Peanuts: Team Snoopy (dvd)
- Humans Vs. Zombies (blu/dvd)
- Lady Ninja Kasumi Col. 1 (dvd)
- Mel Brooks Collection (blu) – http://www.amazon.com/The-Mel-Brooks-Collection-Blu-ray/dp/B002PHI2N8 –
- Tora Tora Tora (blu)
- Underworld: Blu ray set and Underworld: Awakening (blu/dvd)
- Avengers Vs. X-men is heating up
- Oz series – very solid and lovely art by Skottie Young
- Night of the Owls
- Dial H
- Mystery in Space Vol. 3 #1
- Frakenstein Alive Alive
- Spacetrawler – http://spacetrawler.com/ – unusally delightful mix of thoughtful, humorous, action, and occasionally disturbing
Lots of Avengers!
- Fox cancels Alcatraz and The Finder: http://www.ign.com/articles/2012/05/10/alcatraz-cancelled-by-fox
- Another ME3 multiplayer weekend special: http://www.ign.com/articles/2012/05/09/mass-effect-3s-upcoming-n7-bounty-weekend
- kick ass 2: http://movies.ign.com/articles/122/1224529p1.html
We experienced a slight hiccup with the studio’s recorder during this particular episode. Which resulted in only recording the first hour(the “What’s Up and “News” segments of the show)It’s why you have to listen Live, you never know what craziness will ensue! Anyway, here’s (sort of)Episode 18 of the Main Show! Listen live on Thursdays from 7pm to 9pm on 103.3 FM KSCU Santa Clara, or online at http://www.kscu.org/
Tunes for 4/26/2012:
- “Cats” by You Say France & I Whistle from Angry Men
“Carolina Rua” by The Chieftains from Voices of Ages
- “T.O.Y.S.” by Secret Music from Secret Music
“Need Your Love” by Temper Trap from Temper Trap’s newest single
- Major book publisher TOR (imprint of Macmillan) goes fully DRM free! – http://boingboing.net/2012/04/24/tor-books-goes-completely-drm.html
- Reinventing glass – http://www.mit.edu/newsoffice/2012/glare-dust-and-fog-free-glass-0426.html
- Why some can’t tell left from right – http://bodyodd.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/04/24/11359120-why-some-cant-tell-left-from-right?lite
- Converting poop to wifi – http://creativity-online.com/work/terra-poo-wifi/27321
- See what Pizza Hut is offering now…http://bites.today.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/04/24/11372878-pizza-hut-ploy-crust-stuffed-with-cheeseburgers-chicken-nuggets?lite
Robot Story: Robo Lovers by 2050? – http://www.livescience.com/19855-high-tech-sex-prostitute-robots-service-humans-2050.html
- Follow up – Caine’s Arcade helping more kids than just Caine – http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Society/2012/0416/How-Caine-s-Arcade-raised-164-000-for-a-boy-from-East-L.A.-video
- Backing a Kickstarter project, the smarter way – http://lifehacker.com/5898965/how-to-vet-a-kickstarter-project-before-you-back-it
- Stripped – a documentary about the history of cartooning – http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/smallfish/stripped-the-comics-documentary
- New Releases
- Movies in the Theater: The Five Year Engagement, Safe, The Pirates! Band of Misfits, and The Raven
- Video Games: Prototype 2(360, PS3), The Walking Dead(PC, PSN, XBLA), Bloodforge(XBLA), Risen 2: Dark Waters(PC), UEFA Euro 2012(PC, 360, PS3)
- 11-11-11 (d) – from the director of SAW 2,3,4
- 1900 (b/d)
- Albatross (d)
- Ancient Alien Agenda-Aliens & Ufos from the Area 51 Archives (d)
- Billy the Exterminator s4 (d)
- Contraband (d/b)
- Darktide (d/b);
- Full Metal Alchamist: Brotherhood collection1 (d/b)
- FMA: Brotherhood – Sacred Star of Milos (d/b&d)
- Indemnity: Rage Of A Jealous Vampire (d)
- Karate Girl (d);
- Kite (d) – very odd not kid friendly;
- Let the Bullets Fly (b/d)
- Marvel Anime: Iron Man – Complete Series (d)
- Marvel Anime: X-Men – Complete Series (d)
- Masterpiece Theater Classic: Birdsong (b/d)
- Nazis at the Center of the Earth (d/b) – crazy horror film much like the SAW movies until near the end
- Patton Oswalt: Finest Hour (d)
- Scheherazade Tell Me a Story (d) – An interesting look at eastern culture and women and how some have stood up to it
- The Innkeepers (b/d)
- Thor at the Bus Stop (d) – no idea what it’s about but with a title like that … who really cares
- Titanic (d/b)
- New Avengers # 25
- Secrect Avengers #6
- Wolverine #305
- American Vampire #26
- Popeye #1
- Mass Effect Homeworlds (written by BioWare writers)
- Ninjettes #3 – so it’s doing at least that well
- Sam and Fuzzy – http://samandfuzzy.com/ – S&F goes back to 2002, I started in Vol.5: Sam and Fuzzy Fix Your Problem, which requires no prior knowledge to get started. Is equal parts mystery, adventure, comedy.
- Penny Arcade Adventures 3 coming this summer: http://xboxlive.ign.com/articles/122/1222138p1.html
- Valve preferes to be quiet about projects in development. Is better? http://arstechnica.com/gaming/news/2012/04/valves-newell-explains-continuing-silence-on-next-half-life.ars
Episode 17 of the Main Show! Listen live on Thursdays from 7pm to 9pm on 103.3 FM KSCU Santa Clara, or online at http://www.kscu.org/
Tunes for 4/19/2012:
- White Rabbits: Hold it to the Fire from Milk Famous
The Chieftains: When the Ship Comes In from Voice of Ages
- Charlotte Gainsbourg Live: Paradisco from Stage Whisper
The Spiracles: End of the Affair from How Things Went When I Met You
- story about hitman – http://jezebel.com/5888929/idiot-hitman-uses-hitmanforhire-domain-name?tag=badideas
- Man and bear meet in LA – http://boingboing.net/2012/04/10/another-reason-not-to-text-and.html
- Revolutionary stacking chairs made of … liquid wood – http://gizmodo.com/5903490/stacking-chairs-will-soon-be-made-from-liquid-wood-and-finally-no-longer-an-eyesore
- Beginnings of the Sonic Screwdriver – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-17760077
- Dogs get their own TV channel: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2012/04/17/entertainment/e090903D28.DTL
- Bank robbery attempt http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2012/04/13/national/a055956D66.DTL
- Real “live” robots! – http://blog.makezine.com/2012/04/17/2012-international-robogames-this-weekend/
- 10 sympathetic super villains: http://listverse.com/2012/04/06/top-10-sympathetic-super-villains/
- New Releases
- www.metacritic.com for movie releases of the week.
- 7 Below (b/d), American Dad Vol. 7, Backdraft (b/d), Ben 10 Ultimate Alien: Ultimate Ending (d), Blake of Scotland Yard (d), Bob’s Burgers s1 (d), Buck Privates (b) – Abbot & Costello, Children of Men (b), Conan the Barbarian & Destroyer (b), Conan the Adventurer (d) s2d2, Crew 2 Crew (d) – looks like a dance battle movie, Dance off the Inches (in 2 varieties): Hip Hop Body Blast & Sizzling Salsa, Doorway to Hell (d), End of Days (d/b), Eight is Enough s1 (d), Fast & Furious (d), Grateful Dead: All the Years Combine: The DVD Collection (d), Green Zone (b/d), Halloween: Resurrection (b), Hanna (d), Harold & Maude (b/d), High Road to China (b/d) – Tom Seleck not bad but not great, Jarhead (b), Legend (b/d), The Man on the Train (d), Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol (b/d), Pitch Black (b), Prophesy & Hellraiser Complete Miramax Collection (d), Public Enemies (b/d), Robotropolis (d), Sanctum (d/b), Serenity (b), Shaun the Sheep: Sheer Madness (d), Starman complete series (d), The Eagle (b/d), The Last Starfighter (d), The Mummy Returns & Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (b), The Scorpion King and Scorpion King 2: Rise of a Warrior (b/d), U-571 (b/d), Young Justice s1d1-3 (d)
- Marvel: Scarlet Spider (Brian Yost – writer) seems to churning out solid stories, Venom another solid choice – seem to be on a spiderman kick
- DC: Night of Owls – multi title cross over (scott snyder – writer, greg capullo – art); Birds of Prey – Duane Swierczynski (writer) Jesus Saiz (art) – Saiz is critized for drawing all the the same faces but seems that his story telling and ability to keep the characters sexy w/o stepping into cheesecake land is winning over readers
- Indie: The Beauty (first issue preview – http://www.newsarama.com/php/multimedia/album.php?gid=4119 ); The Secret Service – Mark Millar (writer) and Dave Gibbons (art), Saga #2, The Shadow #1 Garth Ennis (writer) Aaron Campbell (art) – lets forget the movie and tip our hat to the pulp icon that helped usher in the modern hero comic,
- Web: Deliah Dirk – http://www.delilahdirk.com/ – really beautiful line and physical movement and a really well written story. – Currently up for an Eisner – Full list: http://www.comic-con.org/cci/cci_pr12_eisners_nominees.php ; voting page – http://www.eisnervote.com/
Beware the Batman – First 3D CGI series http://tv.ign.com/articles/122/1223251p1.html
Silent Hill 2 – comes to the states with Open Road Pictures http://movies.ign.com/articles/122/1223248p1.html
Norwegian terrorist(?) claims Moder Warfare game was his training ground – http://arstechnica.com/gaming/news/2012/04/norwegian-shooter-breivik-says-he-trained-using-modern-warfare.ars
Assassin’s Creed a copyright infringement? – http://arstechnica.com/gaming/news/2012/04/sci-fi-author-sues-ubisoft-over-assassins-creed-copyright-infringement.ars