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    Doctor Geek’s Lab – Episode 14 (S2 E8) – Pedantic’s Lab!

    Rita and JC guest star in the latest episode of Dr. Geek!

    The episode summary:

    The next chapter in our season two finale is here! Professor Pedantic struggles through his first day as the director of the Laboratory of Applied Geekdom.  But, he does manage to introduce our first interview into bionics, with Mr. Mike Hogan.  What bionics is actually capable of surprised even Doctor Geek.

    Oh and what of Doctor Geek?  In his exile, he has teamed up with The Cobalt Parrot’s Cantina’s own Rick and Sam.  While building a dimensional backdoor to the lab, Doctor Geek is sent to the far future where, no pressure or anything, he learns that the universe depends on him retaking the lab.   

    Check out the zany madness of Doctor Geek by clicking here!

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    Ratchet RetroCast Episode 35 – And Now for Something Completely RetroCast

    Ratchet RetroCast Ep 35Message for you sirs! Stop us if we’re being too silly, but today, the RetroCast is talking about Monty Python. Listen in as Q, Ratchet, John and Ashley share their favorite memories and sketches from the legendary comedy troupe as well as their final live show and their impact on comedy. They also manage to pull it together for the most coordinated show ever in the Ratchet Retrospective about Weird Al Yankovic and the Clockwork Conversations interview with Kato before throwing it to the llamas in Final Thoughts. So don’t grumble and be prepared to whistle for this episode of the Ratchet RetroCast!

    Show Notes:
    Monty Python’s Flying Circus
    Monty Python Live (Mostly)
    Life of Brian’s Heresy Debate circa 1979
    Monty Python and the Holy Grail
    Graham Chapman’s Eulogy
    Live at Aspen
    Superman Skit
    Undertaker Skit
    Top 10 Skits
    Cleese on Creativity

    Ratchet RetroSpective: Weird Al Yankovic
    Weird Al
    His latest album, Mandatory Fun

    Clockwork Conversations with Kato
    Kato

    SteamGirl
    Steampunk Couture
    Salt City Steamfest

    Final Thoughts
    R.I.P. James Garner
    Dash Con
    Monster Con

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    Movie Review: 30 Minutes Or Less

    51-SFHZn4cLThe R-rated comedy has been making a comeback in recent years and some of them have been quite notable such as “Tropic Thunder” “The Hangover” “Next Day Air” “The Wedding Crashers” “Superbad” “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” “Pineapple Express” and “Horrible Bosses” All of which I’ve seen and all of which I recommend to you before you waste your time on 30 MINUTES OR LESS.

    Not that it’s really all that bad a movie.  The plot actually is one that provides plenty of material for either comedy or suspense.  Two adult delinquents, Dwayne (Danny McBride) and Travis (Nick Swardson) need $100,000 dollars to hire a hit man to kill Dwayne’s dad (Fred Ward) who hit the lottery for $10 million bucks.  Dwayne’s dream is to open up a tanning salon/whorehouse and he’s terrified that his dad is going to burn through the whole $10 mil before he drops dead and thereby depriving Dwayne of the chance to waste the money.

    The two get an idea; get hold of some innocent guy and strap a bomb to his chest and send him to rob a bank.  If he doesn’t do it or gets caught, they’ll blow him up.  The innocent they pick is Nick (Jesse Eisenberg) a pizza delivery guy who just cannot get the hang of the “30 Minutes or Less or It’s Free” policy.  Dwayne and Travis call him up to deliver a pizza to them.  When Nick arrives he’s jumped and knocked out by the gorilla mask wearing duo.  When Nick wakes up he’s wearing a vest rigged with explosives buckled to his torso.  He can’t take it off without it blowing up.  He’s given ten hours to rob a bank or ka-boom.

    Jesse_Eisenberg_30_Minutes_or_Less_imageRight then and there, they lost me.  In ten hours even a moron could figure out a way how to get out of that situation.  And considering that the movie is titled 30 MINUTES OR LESS I figured that in a bit of sadistic cruelty, Dwayne and Travis would give Nick just 30 minutes or less to rob the bank.  That would have made for a tighter, more intensive plot.  But with ten hours to kill, it gives the screenwriters time to bring in unnecessary characters and scenes that have nothing to do with the story and seem inserted into the movie just to get that R rating.

    Jesse Eisenberg is actually quite funny at times and the biggest laugh he got out of me is when his girlfriend asks him a question about Facebook.  He has good chemistry with Aziz Ansari who plays his best friend Chet who helps him rob the bank.  They have some scenes together that are pretty funny and I wouldn’t mind seeing them together in another, better comedy.  There was a couple of moments where they almost had a Richard Pryor/Gene Wilder kinda vibe going back and forth and I think they do have the potential to be a good movie comedy team.  But not if they keep doing movies like this one.

    951020 - 30 Minutes or LessIt’s Danny McBride who sinks this movie for me.  It seemed to me as if he couldn’t make up his mind if he’s in a comedy or a straight-up crime thriller.  Especially in the last 20 minutes or so of the movie where the violence escalates wildly out of control in proportion to what we’ve been watching for the previous 60.  But it’s always good to see Fred Ward again and in the brief scenes he has, especially his showdown with the hit man hired to kill him (Michael Pena) he shows why he’s been around in the business for so long and why he’s so much fun to watch on screen.

    So should you see 30 MINUTES OR LESS?  Well, if you do decide to check it out, it’s only 83 minutes long so it’s not like you’re gonna blow a whole afternoon or evening on it.  I’m not saying it isn’t funny.  It’s just not funny enough for me.  It may be for you.

    2011

    Columbia Pictures

    Directed by Ruben Fleischer

    Produced by Stuart Cornfeld and Ben Stiller

    Screenplay by Michael Diliberti

    Based on a story by Michael Diliberti and Matthew Sullivan

    Rated R

    83 minutes

     

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    DEVIANT PICTURES RELEASES FAT CHANCE TRAILER (Featuring ESO’s Bobby Nash)

    Fat Chance Trailer #1

     

    Deviant Pictures has released the first trailer for the comedy/horror flick, Fat Chance. ESO co-host Bobby Nash plays Clark Wagner in this movie and you can catch 3 quick shots of him in the trailer.

    Fat Chance Movie Poster

    Fat Chance Movie Poster

    About Fat Chance:

    From the sick minds behind The Hospital, FAT CHANCE stars Bree Olson (THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE III), Dick Warlock (HALLOWEEN II), Al Snow (WWE legend), Jim O’Rear (THE DEAD MATTER), Daniel Emery Taylor (THE RETURN OF SWAMP THING), and Scott Tepperman (GHOST HUNTERS INTERNATIONAL).

    THE BIGGEST LOSER meets FRIDAY THE 13TH. Ten overweight men appear on a weight loss reality show that threatens to push them to the edge. As contestants start to disappear in the night, it is up to the survivors to figure out what is going on. Are they sneaking away while everyone else sleeps? Has one of the contestants snapped? Or is something more nefarious going on?

    Fat Chance. Coming Soon.

    Watch the trailer here.

     

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    DEVIANT PICTURES RELEASES FAT CHANCE TRAILER (Featuring ESO’s Bobby Nash)

    Fat Chance Trailer #1

     

    Deviant Pictures has released the first trailer for the comedy/horror flick, Fat Chance. ESO co-host Bobby Nash plays Clark Wagner in this movie and you can catch 3 quick shots of him in the trailer.

    Fat Chance Movie Poster

    Fat Chance Movie Poster

    About Fat Chance:

    From the sick minds behind The Hospital, FAT CHANCE stars Bree Olson (THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE III), Dick Warlock (HALLOWEEN II), Al Snow (WWE legend), Jim O’Rear (THE DEAD MATTER), Daniel Emery Taylor (THE RETURN OF SWAMP THING), and Scott Tepperman (GHOST HUNTERS INTERNATIONAL).

    THE BIGGEST LOSER meets FRIDAY THE 13TH. Ten overweight men appear on a weight loss reality show that threatens to push them to the edge. As contestants start to disappear in the night, it is up to the survivors to figure out what is going on. Are they sneaking away while everyone else sleeps? Has one of the contestants snapped? Or is something more nefarious going on?

    Fat Chance. Coming Soon.

    Watch the trailer here.

     

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