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Blu-Ray Review: RoboCop 3 (Collector’s Edition)
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Blu-Ray Review: RoboCop 3 (Collector's Edition)

RoboCop 3
Blu-ray (Collector’s Edition)
Director: Fred Dekker
Screenwriter: Fred Dekker, Frank Miller
Cast: Robert John Burke, Nancy Allen, Rip Torn, John Castle, Jill Hennessy, C. C. H. Pounder, Robert DoQui, Shane Black, Jeff Garlin, Stephen Root, Daniel von Bargen
Distributor: Scream Factory
Rated PG-13 | 105 Minutes
Release Date: March 21, 2017

“My friends call me Murphy. You call me… RoboCop.”

Co-written and directed by Fred Dekker (Night of the Creeps, The Monster Squad), 1993’s RoboCop 3 is the final installment in the RoboCop trilogy, with Robert John Burke (Dust Devil) as RoboCop, replacing Peter Weller, who left the series to star in David Cronenberg’s Naked Lunch.

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TV Review: The Goldbergs 2.21 “As You Wish”
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The Goldbergs
Season 2 Episode 21: “As You Wish”
Directed by David Katzenberg
Written by Alex Barnow
Created by Adam F. Goldberg
Starring Wendi McLendon-Covey, Hayley Orrantia, Sean Giambrone , Jeff Garlin, George Segal
ABC
Air Date: Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015, 8:30pm

The Goldbergs have often tackled iconic ’80s pop culture references. Adam (Sean Giambrone) and Pops (George Segal) re-enacted Ghostbusters, and earlier this season he and big brother Barry (Troy Gentile) were a New Kids on the Block cover band. On the latest episode of the show, “As You Wish,” yet another ’80s classic gets The Goldbergs treatment: The Princess Bride.

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TV Review: The Goldbergs 2.17 “The Adam Bomb”
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The Goldbergs 2.17 The Adam Bomb

The Goldbergs
Episode 2.17 “The Adam Bomb”
Created by Adam F. Goldberg
Directed by Lew Schneider
Written by Chris Bishop
Starring Wendi McLendon-Covey, Jeff Garlin, Sean Giambrone, Troy Gentile, Hayley Orrantia, George Segal
ABC
Air date: April 1, 2015, 8:30pm

Happy April Fool’s Day! The Goldbergs 2.17 “The Adam Bomb” review has a few spoilers, if you haven’t seen the episode yet, but it’s a half hour comedy where the problem is always resolved in 23 minutes, so how much can I really spoil anyway?

It is April 1st, 1980-something as we visit our favorite 80’s family on April Fool’s Day. Adam (Sean Giambrone) compared his and Barry’s (Troy Gentile) relationship to the Cold War – Reagan vs Gorbachev and Rocky vs “that ‘roided out monster that killed Apollo Creed.” So Adam decides to play the greatest April’s Fool prank ever. He took Barry’s prize possession, the one thing he was “never to touch with my human oils.” And pretended to destroy it in the dryer.

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Disney In Depth: 10 Disney Movies That Deserve Theme Park Attractions (Part 2)
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Welcome back to Disney In Depth for the “top five” of a special two-part edition that explores the movies that deserve theme park attractions. Just in case you missed the previous edition, you can check it out here.

Before exploring the “most deserving” films, we cannot ignore the movies that would least work as attractions. Among them are great films and some bad ones, too.

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Watch This Behind-The-Scenes Footage For Laika’s Newest Animated Feature ‘ParaNorman’
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Putting together a full-length stop-motion animated feature is perhaps the most tedious thing to watch. Every movement has to be just right, it may be a long process, but it will all pay off in the end. So now a new featurette for ParaNorman shows just how important it is to get things right. Check out the video below.

The production process for a stop-motion animated feature is just amazing. Watching the ParaNorman animators piece together all the characters, design the set pieces, and make the puppets move is something that future filmmakers and animators will truly enjoy. But if you’re of the group that just loves these behind-the-scenes footage, then I suggest you watch the video below.

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Contest: Win 2 Tickets To ‘ParaNorman’ Premiere in L.A. This Sunday
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ParaNorman Premiere

THIS JUST IN! One of our lucky West Coast readers is about to win a pair of tickets to the Los Angeles, CA premiere of the newest stop-motion effort from LAIKA, ParaNorman! This lucky winner will be attending the glitzy & glamourous L.A. premiere with the stars of ParaNorman, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Anna Kendrick, Leslie Mann, Tempestt Bledsoe, Jeff Garlin, and Tucker Albrizzi.

ParaNorman is premiering in Hollywood, CA this Sunday afternoon, and if you’re the type of geek who can make your own way to/from the the screening, we’re the geeks to provide you with the pair of tickets.

One (1) winner will receive:

  • One (1) Pair of tickets to the ParaNorman premiere in Los Angeles, CA

Note: This giveaway is open to Los Angeles-based fans that can provide their own transportation to/from this event on Sunday 8/5. Will Call information will be provided to the winners.

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(1) Go LIKE Geeks of Doom on Facebook. If you’re not a Facebook user, alternately, you can follow us on twitter, or subscribe to the Geeks of Doom email digest. Click here to sign up.

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Good luck!

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Deal: ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm: The Complete Seasons 1-6’ DVDs
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DVDsWe’re nearing the end of Amazon’s week of HBO deals, with today’s Gold Box spotlight deal being Curb Your Enthusiasm: The Complete Seasons 1-6 on DVD for $89.99 (that’s 62% off the list price $238.98).

This sale is only for today til midnight PST while supplies last.

This deal bundles together the six individual season DVDs (meaning, it’s not a box set). If you do the math (which I typically do), you’ll that that works out to about $15 per season as opposed to the nearly $40 list price — even with Amazon’s usual discount, each season averages around $30. Therefore, this is a huge savings and definitely worth getting if you’re a fan of the series.

For those of you not familiar with this half-hour HBO series, it stars Larry David, who co-created Seinfeld and was the basis for the George Costanza character. In Curb, David plays himself, which if you thought Costanza was outrageous, you should see the “real” Larry David.

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‘Toy Story 3’ Casting & ‘Cars 2’ Details Announced By Disney/Pixar
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It feels like it has been a week since any news that didn’t involve Disney has come out. The Mouse House recently held their D23 Expo and a flood of announcements were made, including some new information on the highly anticipated sequels Toy Story 3 and Cars 2.

Toy Story 3 basically just made a bunch of casting announcements. /Film picked up on some Tweets from director Lee Unkrich and Disney that revealed that John Morris, the boy who voiced Andy in Toy Story and Toy Story 2, has been cast once again in the role, which now sees Andy as an 18-year-old young man. Also added to the cast is a great collection of names, some of which are Pixar veterans. Lending their voices once again will be Bonnie Hunt (A Bug’s Life/Cars/Monsters Inc., Jerry Maguire) and Jeff Garlin (Wall-E, Curb Your Enthusiasm); while new to the Pixar dance is Whoopi Goldberg (Ghost) and Timothy Dalton (Hot Fuzz), who will apparently be playing someone named Mr. Pricklepants.

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Deal: Curb Your Enthusiasm: The Complete Seasons 1-6 For $83
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DVDsContinuing their week of HBO deals, today’s Gold Box spotlight deal at Amazon is Curb Your Enthusiasm: The Complete Seasons 1-6 for $82.99 (down 65% from $238.98).

If you do the math (which I typically do), you’ll that that works out to less than $14 per season as opposed to the nearly $40 list price — even with Amazon’s usual discount, each season averages around $30. Therefore, this is a huge savings and definitely worth getting if you’re a fan of the series.

For those of you not familiar with this half-hour HBO series, it stars Larry David, who co-created Seinfeld and was the basis for the George Costanza character. In Curb, David plays himself, which if you thought Costanza was outrageous, you should see the “real” Larry David. Most episodes are packed with famous actors, also playing themselves, and typically, Larry David will always put his foot in his mouth and do something extremely inappropriate. It’s funny as hell, but also so cringe-inducing, as you can’t believe some of the things he does. What makes this show really stand out is the fact that the episodes are not scripted. Each episode has a storyline, but then the actors improvise their dialogue, which is what makes the situations they’re in seem all the more real.

Comedians Cheryl Hines and Jeff Garlin (Wall-E) are in character as David’s wife and best friend, respectively, while frequent reoccurring guest stars are Richard Lewis, Ted Danson, and Wanda Sykes (all as themselves).

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DVD Review: Wall•E (3-Disc Special Edition Blu-ray)
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Wall•E Blu-ray dvd
Wall•E
3-Disc Special Edition Blu-ray
Directed by Andrew Stanton
Starring Ben Burtt, Elissa Knight, Jeff Garlin, Fred Willard
Walt Disney Home Entertainment
Release Date: November 18, 2008

The states of bewilderment and wonderment that was colonized in characters and stories involving toys, fish, cars and rats isn’t as powerfully conceived with robots. That is not to say Wall•E falls flat on its face either. There is truth to be told in a post-apocalyptic animated film that echoes a kids version of An Inconvenient Truth. Yet, as the ego unceasingly begins to swell at the studios of Pixar, they should realize that conquering space is much more arduous than conquering a boy’s bedroom, a French restaurant, a run down Route 66, and the Atlantic Ocean.

There is something magnificent lurking in the first half of Wall•E, the half that winces at the use of any dialogue for the first 40 minutes and magically pulls it off. The camera comprehends the same magnificence as well as it journeys down from space playing the tune “Put On Your Sunday clothes,” only to find itself coming through the clouds to meet a desolate Earth where the human race is no longer present. We glimpse massive skyscrapers that aren’t made of metal but of neatly packed squares of rubbish. They are neatly placed atop of each other courtesy of the last trash clean-up robot on Earth named WALL•E. He continues his normal routine everyday not really knowing that he’s all alone save for his best friend, a cockroach.

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