July 2011

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Yessireebob, it’s another Four Color Freak-Out! This time Alan & Aaron talk about Cowboys & Aliens, the newest twists in Fear Itself, Flashpoint, the continuing tragedy of Dynamite Publishing, and why Marvel really is the House of Ideas.

What are you waiting for? Listen below or on iTunes! If you don’t Alan will come to your house and force you to watch Condorman over and over and over again.

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The Smurfs

by mr sparkle on July 29, 2011 · 0 comments

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Anyone who’s kept an eye on recent box office dynamos like the Alvin and the Chipmunks or Transformers franchises won’t be surprised to find that another 80s cartoon, The Smurfs, has been given the big screen treatment.

Like most of Hollywood’s adaptations, The Smurfs has been given a budget that could put a dent into any Congressional Debt Relief plan, all without any expectation of quality in the final product.  In that sense, The Smurfs might slightly exceed expectations, but by any other criteria the movie is hardly worth mentioning. [click to continue…]

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With a title that consists of three nouns that sound like they could have come out of any Hallmark card, Crazy, Stupid, Love seems like a pandering Romcom meant for middle-aged mothers who just want to go to the movies and watch some people fall in love. You know, just like it happened in all their other favorite movies.

It turns out that Crazy, Stupid, Love, despite flirting with taking a darker view on Love and Relationships, isn’t that far off from the Romcom formula. But unlike its genre brethren, Crazy, Stupid, Love actually earns its sappy moments, and for once this 23-year-old dude can totally see himself enjoying a movie with a bunch of middle-aged moms. [click to continue…]

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Cowboys and Aliens

by Cap'n Carrot on July 29, 2011 · 0 comments

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It begins with a cowboy waking up in the desert with no memory of who he is and ends with cowboys and Indians fighting aliens for gold. Yeah, you heard me, gold.

Although I enjoyed it, with a title like Cowboys and Aliens I expected the film to be a little zanier, goofier, and far more of a fun summer popcorn flick. What director Jon Favreau delivers is entertaining, at times, but it also feels unimaginative and uninspired.

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The creators and cast of The Big Bang Theory showed up at Comic-Con to discuss impressions of Howard’s mother, Emmy nominations for Johnny Galecki and Jim Parsons, Simon Helberg‘s road rage against a fan, dancing on elephants, Mayim Bialik‘s miscellaneous skills, the moment that nearly broke Jim Parsons as a man, Melissa Rauch‘s sex change, and the cast’s favorite moments of the season. Here’s Part One, you’ll find the rest of the panel after the jump.

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Splitting the story between the perspectives of both Batman and Commissioner Gordon, the latest episode gives us a Joker story that’s not really a Joker story at all.

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Heh.

Harry Potter: “Big Beat Repeat” Music Video via Get Cynical

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When seven oil executives are taken hostage in Mexico City, one of whom is a deep undercover CIA operative (Sonya Salomaa) on a time-sensitive mission, Annie (Piper Perabo) is sent down to assess the situation and provide intel for an extraction. Just to makes things a little more interesting, her team includes Joan (Kari Matchett) and Ben Mercer (Eion Bailey).

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Jon Favreau enlisted FreddieW for this fun Cowboys and Aliens parody. You can find a behind-the-scenes making of the video after the jump. Thanks to pal Andrew for the heads up!

Cowboys & FreddieW (ft. Jon Favreau)

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James Van Der Beek guest-stars on a very special episode of Franklin & Bash as Peter’s (Mark-Paul Gosselaar) ex-girfriend’s (Claire Coffee) current fiance. Why does he need a lawyer you ask? Seems he’s been charged with soliciting a prostitute at his bachelor party. Oh that Dawson Leery, will he never learn? Good thing he’s got Zack Morris to stand up for him in court!

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