Archive for November, 2011
Watch Now: Teaser Trailer for ‘Tim & Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie’
November 30th, 2011 at 11:15 pm | |
Kind Of First Look At Daniel Day-Lewis As ‘Lincoln’ Is More Than Kind Of Awesome
It was almost two years ago when I first read in an interview with Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim, the creators of Adult Swim’s oddball sketch comedy series Tim & Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!, that the duo were working on their first theatrical feature. Titled Tim & Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie, the movie would star Heidecker and Wareheim in addition to some big name comedy stars and famed character actors, two groups the show itself never had a shortage of in the cast. But since then little has been heard about the status of the movie or when it would be released. More importantly, once finished would this movie ever be seen?
Today we are happy to report that not only has Billion Dollar Movie been completed but it has a distributor, a release date set in stone, and an actual, honest-to-Spagett trailer! [...]
November 30th, 2011 at 10:25 pm | |
Holiday Geek Gift Guide 2011: DVDs & Blu-rays
From shoemaker to one of the most iconic presidents in U.S. history, actor Daniel Day-Lewis has been one of the greatest actors of his generation for, well, a generation. And now, he’s taking on Abraham Lincoln, and we have our first, albeit out of context, look at what we may have in store.
The Film Stage has the first photo of what appears to be Day Lewis in beard and all, just relaxing, taking in what looks to be quite a delicious meal [...]
November 30th, 2011 at 8:28 pm | |
I was about to start out this gift guide by writing some pretentious crap about the unifying power of cinema and television and how the greatest art form of the past century would make the perfect Christmas gift for that demanding loved one of yours, but then I put down the cough syrup and slapped some sense into myself.
But it is true that when you’re not sure what to buy someone as a present you can always surprise them with a fine movie or a boxed set of their favorite television series. Then as you sit back and watch their face light up with the joy of angels singing harmoniously in Heaven when they open the gift you can take a sip of spiked egg nog and let out a hearty Errol Flynn laugh because you are victorious and you didn’t even try.
That’s why we here at Geeks of Doom want to aid you in your soul-destroying quest to find that ideal DVD or Blu-ray if you’ve got the extra dough (and you drink silver chalices full of orphan tears), for that special someone in your life [...]
Francesco Francavilla’s Variant Cover For ‘Archie Meets KISS’ Reminds Me What Love Is
November 30th, 2011 at 7:06 pm | |
‘The Book of Mormon’ Recoups Its Budget, Now Officially Making Money
I’m really kind of ashamed to admit that I don’t read Archie Comics regularly. There’s no reason for me not to, I mean, I don’t dislike them. In fact, I like them a lot more than a great deal of comics I read on a regular basis. Sure, sometimes Archie and the gang don’t provide a whole lot of excitement for a lot of readers, but then they go and do something like bringing KISS to Riverdale. And what could be better than that? Only one thing, getting Francesco Francavilla on variant cover duties.
You can check out the cover below. [...]
November 30th, 2011 at 3:40 pm | |
Daniel Radcliffe To Play Allen Ginsberg In ‘Kill Your Darlings’
The Book of Mormon, the comedic Broadway musical created by South Park masterminds (and BASEketball stars) Trey Parker and Matt Stone along with Robert Lopez, has become the toast of the Great White Way since opening on March 24.
Recently the critically-acclaimed show, which has won nine Tony awards and five Drama Desk awards, finally recouped its production costs and is now turning a profit for its investors [...]
November 30th, 2011 at 1:16 pm | |
The GoD List: Comics For November 30, 2011
One of the more interesting projects being batted around Hollywood has been the long talked about film, Kill Your Darlings. Originally announced in 2009, the film has been relatively stagnant when it comes to production moving forward, but that’s about to change.
Twitch is reporting that Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe will star in the film, which is set to be helmed by John Krokidas. Kill Your Darlings will follow the story of Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, and Lucien Carr, and their relationship with one another. The film was originally set to star Jesse Eisenberg, Ben Whishaw, and Chris Evans, but will now see Radcliffe taking on the role originally set for Eisenberg, that of Ginsberg himself [...]
November 30th, 2011 at 12:00 pm | |
Each and every week “The American Dragon” MK2Fac3 and “Hall of Pain” Henchman21 read a lot of comics. Seriously you guys, a lot of comics. Maybe too many comics. I mean, it is possible… theoretically. They look forward to some more than others, I mean, who doesn’t? So, let’s take a look into the depths of their pull lists, grab some comics, and we’ll let YOU know what the top books to look forward to are for the week of November 30, 2011. Single issues and trades, they’re all here.
So, how was everyone’s Thanksgiving, huh? Did you get all full on your family dinners? Was it a lot of fun? Did you go out and shop at midnight on Black Friday? Or maybe you waited by your computer for all the Amazon Black Friday deals! I’ll bet that was a blast! Well, get over it! It’s a new week and hardly anything is coming out, so you can either be thankful that you don’t have to spend that much money this week, or you could head over to look at our Amazon wish lists and get US something! You ever think of that?? Sorry folks, I’m bitter and grumpy because I haven’t slept in days. Our editor has chained me to my laptop and it’s burning my arms. Make it stop! [...]
Google Honors Mark Twain With Doodle
November 30th, 2011 at 11:01 am | |
David Ayer To Write ‘Scarface’ Reboot
In honor of Mark Twain’s 176th birthday today, Google has created for their home page a doodle depicting the famous fence painting scene from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. While it may seem like an odd milestone to celebrate, the fact is, nothing else of note has ever happened on this date in American history.
So, let’s whoop it up for Twain, for his life’s work has entertained multiple generations with his unique vernacular and poignant social commentary that some well-intentioned lunatics would like to censor at this late stage [...]
November 30th, 2011 at 10:08 am | |
Cyber Monday Week Kindle Deals: eBooks Under $4
We’ve reached the top of the mountain. Things appear to only be looking down from this point on.
Deadline is reporting that David Ayer has been tapped to scribe a new project, a reboot of Scarface. That’s right, everyone’s favorite coke snorting gangster is heading back to the big screen for the third time [...]
November 30th, 2011 at 8:55 am | |
19 Days of Video Game Deals – Day 2: Action Games
For Cyber Monday week, Amazon is offering up hundreds of Kindle eBooks for under $4 in their The Big Deal sales event.
From now through December 3, you can get select Kindle eBooks for $.99, $1.99, $2.99, and $3.99.
What caught my eye right away on this list was S.G. Browne’s zom-com Breathers: A Zombie’s Lament for only $.99 [...]
November 30th, 2011 at 8:29 am | |
Geek Gear: Firefly ‘Malvin and Cobbes’ Shirt
Amazon is running a 19 Days of Deals sales on video games, with today’s entry being Action Games Day, where you can save up to 50% select action video games and up to 85% on select digital video game downloads.
Here’s just a few of the items included in this sale:
- Dead Island PC – $19.99
- Dead Island Download – $19.99
- Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Standard Edition Download – $19.99
- Dead Rising 2 Xbox 360 – $18.99
- Dead Rising 2 PS3 – $18.99 [...]
November 30th, 2011 at 7:50 am | |
$5 MP3 Album Deal: Temple Of The Dog
The $10 t-shirt deal of the day over at RIPT Apparel is a mash-up of Firefly and Calvin and Hobbes called “Malvin and Cobbes” by Karen Hallion.
The sale at RIPT began today, Wednesday, November 30, 2011, at midnight CST, and will continue for 24 hours from then, and once it’s over, it will not be sold on the site anymore [...]
November 30th, 2011 at 1:27 am | |
Deal: ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ DVD & Blu-ray
Fans of grunge should be delighted to learn that during its 20th anniversary year the excellent Temple Of The Dog album is available on MP3 as part of Amazon’s monthly $5 MP3 Album Deals.
Following the death of Mother Love Bone singer Andrew Wood, Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell wanted to put together a tribute to his late friend. The roots of grunge behemoth Pearl Jam are here with Jeff Ament and Stone Gossard finally joining up with future Pearl Jam bandmates Eddie Veddar, Mike McCready and Soundgarden drummer Matt Cameron (who is now Pearl Jam’s drummer). The result was this: the eponymous album Temple Of The Dog [...]
November 29th, 2011 at 11:12 pm | |
Holiday Geek Gift Guide 2011: Video Games
For Cyber Monday week, Amazon is selling the holiday classic It’s a Wonderful Life for up to 55% off on 2-Disc Collector’s Set DVD for only $8.99 and Blu-ray for only $13.99.
Both editions included the Making of It’s a Wonderful Life featurette, while the DVD also contains the featurette “A personal remembrance: A special tribute to Frank Capra narrated by his son, Frank Capra Jr.” The DVD also has a colorized version of the film, as well as a restored black and white version [...]
November 29th, 2011 at 8:02 pm | |
Put on your coats and caps, everybody! There’s pine needles on the living room floor, snow on the ground, and a scent of cinnamon in the air. Your dogs and cats are tearing apart wrapping paper, your family’s in town, and you can’t stop drinking eggnog for some reason. That could only mean one thing, folks, it’s the nondescript religious holiday season! And that means that it’s time to go into credit card debt so that you can show those closest to you that you care, you know? And to make it a little bit easier on you guys, we here at Geeks of Doom have been shoveling our driveways so that we can deliver to you this, The Holiday Geek Gift Guide! The best gifts possible for the geeks on you gift-giving list!
Got a gamer on your holiday list? Well this list is for you! Or, if you are a gamer with limited funds, this list is also for you! It’s a list of a lot of the most popular and revered games of the year, and in the interest of full disclosure, I have not played any of these, but I want to. I’ve got all these games on my Christmas list, so I’m sure someone you know will want one of these, as well. So, let’s get to it! Here’s a list of some of the hottest games of 2011! [...]