When Scott and Kate Johansen’s daughter gets into the college of her dreams it’s cause for celebration. That is, until Scott and Kate (Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler) learn that the scholarship they were counting on didn’t come through, and they’re now on the hook for tuition they can’t begin to afford. With the help of their friend and neighbor Frank (Jason Mantzoukas)—also in need of a major payday—they decide to open an illegal casino in his suburban house, risking everything together on a Vegas-style bacchanal where money flows, inhibitions are checked at the door, and all bets are
Geek Music Episode 106: The Velveteen Band
In this episode of the Fandomania: Geek Music podcast, I talk to Jason Amelio (and Foe the Destroyer!) from the Velveteen Band. Their latest release is What’s on the Other Side?. The album itself is really great, but a large part of the appeal of the band is in their visuals and stage presence. The lead singers are puppets, Foe (voiced and controlled by Jason) and Fum the Puppet (voiced by Captain Dan Flores and brought to life by Claire Flores), and their lead guitarist / trumpeter is Baron von Velveteen, an anthropomorphic rabbit (whose “real” identity remains a mystery). Yup, it’s pretty crazy and
Contest: Win Shot Caller on Blu-ray and Digital HD!
Shot Caller follows the harrowing, often heartrending journey of successful businessman Jacob Harlon (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) who is transformed into Money – a stoic, ruthless prison gangster – after a DUI sends him down the rabbit hole of the American prison system. As he navigates the brutality of his new home, adapting to its violent codes of ethics and rites of passage that will ensure his survival, he slowly loses his previous identity and his relationship to his former life, including his wife and son. The grip of his new family, the prison gang, extends beyond the prison walls. Upon his release, chased by law enforcement and threatened by his incarcerated “protectors,” Money must orchestrate one last dangerous crime. All is not what it seems. The ruthless process of fulfilling his obligations also becomes his path to sacrifice, retribution, and
Geek Music Episode 105: Bryan Baker
In this episode of the Fandomania: Geek Music podcast, I talk to Bryan Baker. I discovered his music because he emailed me as a fan of the podcast. After listening to his music, I knew he needed to be a guest. Check out his music, and you’ll quickly see
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is releasing some of Peanuts’ most beloved seasonal television specials on 4K Ultra HD for the first time ever, with Peanuts Holiday Collection! Peanuts fans can now enjoy their favorite animated holiday classics in 4K Ultra HD resolution with High Dynamic Range (HDR), for the ultimate home entertainment viewing experience. This compilation is comprised of nine Peanuts TV specials, including classics It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown; A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving, and A Charlie Brown Christmas, which will be offered together in a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack. The Combo-Pack includes a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray disc with the episodes in 4K with HDR, a Blu-ray disc, and digital version of all nine
Contest: Win Impractical Jokers: The Complete Fifth Season on DVD!
In season five of Impractical Jokers, the guys visit the world-famous Madame Tussauds Wax Museum in New York, play an epic game of catch-and-release at the supermarket and go on a helicopter ride from hell. The four jokers also pose as receptionists, cashiers, restaurant hosts, pet store employees and wreak havoc at a pawn shop. The season ends with a two-hour event in which the guys team with NITRO CIRCUS and face obstacle courses, high-flying jumps, and much more. It’s a season loaded with hysterical antics no Impractical Jokers fan will want to
Geek Music Episode 104: Jace McLain
In this episode of the Fandomania: Geek Music podcast, I talk again to Jace McLain from Nuclear Bubble Wrap and Holy Bongwater. NBW have released a few videos and some songs from their upcoming album which you can find on their YouTube channel and the FuMP respectively. Holy Bongwater keeps releasing new parodies, including their election-themed EP, Mock the Vote!
Contest: Win Reign: The Fourth and Final Season on DVD!
Season four of Reign finds Mary rising to the challenge, taking back her country and establishing her rule in Scotland, the land of her birth but a wild nation foreign to her, and now, once again, her home. Even as our canvas expands to welcome a new court in Scotland with new players, including Mary’s half-brother James, and the men who vie for her hand, the French Court grows as well. Catherine gave France many heirs – too many, as it turns out. We will meet more of her brood, who are amusingly and dangerously at each other’s throats. Our queens will make wise choices and knowingly brutal sacrifices; their fates, especially Mary’s and Elizabeth’s, are not only intertwined but increasingly inescapable. It is a season of impossibly high stakes, unexpected betrayals, sexual exploits, a royal wedding, a royal birth and a rising body count as three queens in three nations fight for their people, their loves, and their
Georges Jeanty has been the regular series artist for the Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8 comic book from issue #1, but an old face from the Buffy comicverse will return to art duties, beginning with issue #16. Read More
Castle Crashers is an upcoming game for the XBox Live Arcade that’s being developed by Behemoth. It’s been highly anticipated for a while now and features adorably animated knights that hack their way through awesomely drawn levels. Read More
The next animated movie from Marvel won’t feature Ultimate versions or even classic versions of the publisher’s superheroes. Rather, the focus will be on an alternate-universe new generation of heroes—namely, the children of the Avengers. Read More
The big story in Marvel Comics these days is the upcoming Secret Invasion, an infiltration of the superhero ranks by the shapeshifting alien Skrull race. Speculation and hype has been running high for this controversial crossover series, and EW has a first look. Read More
Bowen Designs continues to put out amazing pieces in their line of statues of Marvel heroes and villains. The latest full size statue in the series is Wolverine. Bowen recently released Wolvie in two costume versions: a classic yellow “tigerstripe” edition and a Frank Read More
DC Direct’s newest entry in their Women of the DC Universe series is the Starfire bust. The bust hit stores last week, and we have some photos to show off this awesome new piece. Upcoming busts in the series include: Batwoman Catwoman Cheetah Huntress Wonder Girl This is the Read More
An animator named Montyoum has posted a new video on Gametrailers.com, and it’s definitely worth checking out. It’s the second installment in his Dead or Alive Vs. Final Fantasy series called Dead Fantasy: Technorati: video+games, dead+or+alive, final+fantasy, videos Read More
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