Monthly Archives June 2008

Yup, More Updates

Well, I've moved the RSS Feed and Twitter links to the right hand side, and we have our first advertisements.  We've decided that instead of just getting a Google ad or some other ad network, we would seek out advertisers that fit what we're about and can be complimentary to our content.

I actually watched/listened to the Rifftrax version of Transformers and it really is a blast.  We're going to try to do reviews of different riffs once in awhile.  These guys still have their “A” game and we're psyched to have them advertising on the site.  We're looking into a couple other sites that we may also add, but we will NEVER to popups and we'll try to keep the ads from being much more intrusive than what you see now.

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SG Film Snob 11 – Red Balloon

If you've seen Wall-E, you know just how funny it is that we would talk about this brilliant short film this week.

Film Snob Episode 11

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SGR Episode 39 – Pixar Flixars

Yup, corny name, but we really had a good time.  We ended up losing track of time a couple times, but this was fun!

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Reminder: Deep Discount and DVD Planet 20% Off Sales End Today!

his is more of a public service announcement than anything.  I promise, we're not getting a dime from the parent company of these sites for all this pimping.  It's just a really good sale and well worth taking advantage of.  If you're the type who waits until the last minute, this is it.  If you're looking for suggestions on stuff to get, check out my guide to great deals at Deep Discount

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More Updates…Now With Twitter and RSS Feed!

We’re getting ready to record this week’s show in about three and ahalf hours, but I’ve added a couple things that will hopefully make listening to the show and keep up with what we’re up to a bit easier.

Both buttons are located on the header of every single page you may read.  The first is where I’ve finally created a link to our Twitter page.  It’s mostly going to be about cool news and stuff I’m watching.  I’ll try to keep the silly personal stuff to a minimum, and you just might hear about SG goings on there before you even it here.  The second is more the result of a recent forehead-slapping moment of clarity than anything.  I realized that there is an RSS feed for the entire page, but the only other way to listen to the show through an RSS feed is either through iTunes or the Zune marketplace.  Well, that’s been fixed.  If you click the RSS button, you will be taken directly to the feed for both ScreenGeeks Radio and the SG Film Snob.

So follow us on Twitter and feel free to ask questions or leave comments!  I tend to check it at least a couple times a day and I WILL respond.

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Ethan’s Wall*E Review

    Ethan’s Score : 10/10

    Pixar’s latest film is quite possibly their best. It’s thrilling, emotional and beautiful all at the same time. It’s why we go to the movies in the first place.

    Wall*E is a simple waste collecting robot. He’s spent over 700 years alone and doing the same duties every day. He collects left-over items that will amuse him. He has a particular love of the classic musical “Hello Dolly” (of which he was able to find a tape of). But one day, a ship lands and comes a robot named Eve. This robot’s duty is to find traces of life on Earth. Eve and Wall*E eventually fall in love. But once the ship comes back to get Eve, Wall*E hitches a ride to be with his true love. What follows is the best part of the film. It’s where all the emotion and creativity really kicks into high-gear and you’re left breathless.

    What also makes this a great film is it’s message about humanity. Wall*E is left to clean the Earth that we polluted with waste. And all humans are now fat and lazy. All relying on technology to do everything for them. The film is telling us to take of our planet because it’s our greatest treasure.

    I have to admit that I was on the verge of tears about five times throughout this film. The two robotic main characters may have no dialogue, but they are more well defined than any other characters you’ll probably see this year. Their love story puts anything you’ll see in any Hollywood melodrama to shame. A particular scene where the two “dance” outside a spaceship will stay with me forever. Really, it’s a perfect date movie.

    So please, see this movie. Throw away any pre-conceived notions you may have about family films and just embrace it. It’s a truly unique experience.

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Truly Amazing Photorealistic Man

The most common complaint about The Polar Express is cold, dead eyes of every single character in that movie.  Well, checking Marc Lougee’s Twitter page has shown up what can only be called amazing.  It’s a CGI man doing some basic tests of the face and neck.  I don’t know that it’s completely perfect.  But it’s fascinating to take a look at.  Mark found it over at the Groovy Like A Movie Blog

This is crazy awesome!

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pyhf3JmODHE&eurl=http://www.groovylikeamovie.com/blog/index.php[/youtube]

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SG DVD Picks Special Edition: Last Minute DD Deals

Instead of doing our usual list of what we actually suggest that came out this week along with a deal, I thought I’d come up with a list of DVD’s that are a really great deal that can be picked up during the final days of the Deep Discount sale.  Were you to actually buy every single thing I point out in this week’s column, you’d end up blowing just under $700 in one blow.  Now you know what I mean about making your wallet scream and bleed.  I’m trying to cover as much ground as possible and keep it to really good stuff.

Please remember that all of these prices include free shipping.  If you are anxious and don’t want to wait, you can upgrade your shipping method for a pretty reasonable fee.  The sale is running through Sunday, June 29th.  On to the goodness!

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Josh’s Review: Wanted

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Josh’s Score: 7/10

Ever think that you should be doing much more with your life than you monotonous daily routines?  Well, Wesley Gibson (James McAvoy) does.  After seeing him deal with his annoying boss, cheating girlfriend, and horrible “best friend”, we start to understand that Wesley should be doing something different with his life.  Luckily, faster than you can say Brad Pitt, Fox (Angelina Jolie) shows up to inform Wesly that he needs to come work for a secrete society of assassins known as The Fraternity, who is lead by Sloan (Morgan Freeman).

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Jonja.net Interview With Mike Nelson

Any geek who was a teenager through the 90’s knows all about Mystery Science Theater 3000.  We all know the glory of that show with Joel Hodgson and then the continuing greatness with Mike Nelson.  Ever since that show went off the air, there has been a void.  A void of awful movie mocking.

Coming back to our rescue a few years ago was Mike along with some previous MST3K people to form The Film Crew and then Riff Trax.  I proudly own the Night of the Living Dead DVD with commentary by Mike.

 Well, our good friend Timelord from over at Jonja.net had a chance to talk with Mike Nelson and really had a fun chat with him.  It’s well worth checking out.

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