Releases Worth Getting September 18, 2012

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Music:

Muncie Girls: Revolution Summer
Brother Ali: Mourning in America and Dreaming in Color
Kanye West: Kanye West Presents Good Music Cruel Summer
Dinosaur Jr.: I Bet On Sky
DVD/Blu-Ray:

The Cabin In The Woods
Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures
Modern Family: The Complete Third Season
Halloween II
Halloween III: Season of the Witch
Devil’s Advocate
Steve Martin: The Television Stuff
Get A Life: The Complete Series
Katt Williams: Kattpacalypse
Judge Dredd
Daimajin – Triple Feature Collector’s Edition
Black Sunday: Remastered Edition
Lisa and The Devil / The House of Exorcism: Remastered Edition
Savage Streets

Top 25 Albums of 2011

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Albums this year was pretty tough, there are some good ones that were left off. Speaking of ones left off there are some releases that were not included. Some of the reasons were if they were compilations, covers and live material. While there has been some great stuff this year put out that matches this I don’t think it’d be fair. There are even one or two things I left off of here because it was mostly compilation, or previously released material. So if you think I missed something, think about that first…then violently disagree with me.

 

 

  1. Motorhead: The World Is Yours
  2. House Boat: The Thorns of Life
  3. Alestorm: Back Through Time
  4. Deep Sleep: Turn Me Off
  5. Sundials: Never Settle
  6. Raphael Saadiq: Stone Rollin’
  7. Night Birds: The Other Side of Darkness
  8. Rendondo Beat: Meet Rendondo Beat
  9. Samiam: Trips
  10. Alice Cooper: Welcome 2 My Nightmare
  11. Dude Jams: How To Abuse Everything
  12. Wizard: …Of Wariwulfs And Bluotvarwes
  13. Power Quest: Blood Alliance
  14. Joss Stone: LP1
  15. Timeshares: Bearable
  16. Mind Spiders: Mind Spiders
  17. The Underground Railroad to Candyland: Knows Your Sins
  18. The Dwarves: Are Born Again
  19. The Slow Death: Born Ugly Got Worse
  20. Spraynard: Funtitled
  21. The Carmines: Older, Fatter, Wider
  22. Brickmower: Under The Sink
  23. Steve Martin & Steep Canyon Rangers: Rare Bird Alert
  24. Young Mountain: Billion Times Around
  25. The Barreracudas: Nocturnal Missions

I hate Christmas, but there are 20 things I like about it

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I hate Christmas, I really do. I’m a scrooge, A Grinch, whatever, fuck it, Bah! Humbug! However there are a fair amount of Christmas movies I do like, most of them not the traditional kind but in the spirit of the holiday season (my boredom) here is, I’m pretty sure, every good Christmas movie ever made.

A Charlie Brown Christmas – It’s Charlie Brown, I dare you to hate it.

A Christmas Story – Probably the greatest Christmas movie ever made. When this is shown on TNT for 24 hours every year, I watch it back to back as many times as possible. I’ve probably seen this movie close to 200 times.

Babes in Toyland – The classic Laurel and Hardy version. Can’t hate on it.

Black Christmas – They remade this great horror movie, I haven’t seen the remake but I hear it’s bad from all accounts, the original is pretty great.

Christmas Carol – Probably the one real soft spot I have for Christmas, I like this story in every version. It’s just good.

Die Hard – Fuck you, it counts.

Don’t Open Till Christmas – 80’s horror, you know what to expect.

Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas – The live action version of the movie was pretty good but the timeless cartoon is basically perfect.

Ernest Saves Christmas – Do I really need to say why an Ernest movie is great? Granted this is ranked in the lower half of the Ernest movies but still has some good stuff in it.

Home Alone – Brilliant, what kid didn’t love Home Alone?

Home Alone 2: Lost in New York – The not as good but still better than any of the sequels, sequel to the original. Still has all the people from the first one, still fun.

Jingle All the Way – Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sinbad, Phil Hartman – it’s stupid, it’s fun, enjoy it.

Mixed Nuts – A Steve Martin movie I’m sure most people don’t like much. It’s a holiday movie so it’s got that working against it big time but Martin makes it at least decent.

Muppet Christmas Carol – Much like Charlie Brown, you can’t hate a Muppet movie.

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation – Maybe the second best (close second) Christmas movie ever made.

The Ref – When Denis Leary first started to try to be an actor, much like Mixed Nuts it’s not great but it’s pretty alright.

Scrooged – Ranking very high in the Christmas movie scale Bill Murray is in this fucking brilliant dark comedy with an updated spin on the Christmas Carol story. When this movie came out I watched it like 20 times.

Silent Night, Bloody Night – 70’s horror, you get it.

Silent Night, Deadly Night (series) – This whole series of 80’s slasher movies is great to good, all of them are fun. You get some stuff repeated but who the hell cares?

Trapped in Paradise – I’m not sure I’ve ever met anyone else who likes this movie….or for that matter anyone else that’s even SEEN this movie. Nicolas Cage, Jon Lovitz, Dana Carvey rob a bank in this pretty decent comedy. Underrated as hell, it’s not great but it ranks pretty good.

Releases worth getting Nov 17, 2009

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DVD:

Star Trek – The reboot of the series, it was much better than I expected (read the review!)

Rome: The Complete Series – If you don’t have this on DVD already here’s a chance to get it all at once.

Andy Barker, P.I.: The Complete Series – The 2nd show from Andy Richter, it got even less respect than the first. Didn’t last very long but was great, go buy this.

Drawn Together – The Complete Series – If you don’t have this on DVD already here’s a chance to get it all at once.

Sex Is Zero – Korean sex comedy about a dude that can’t get the girl, pretty fucking funny.

WWE: Hulk Hogan’s Unreleased Collector’s Series – Oh shit, it’s HULK HOGAN!

Music:

Buddy Holly: Not Fade Away: The Complete Studio Recordings and More

The Doors: Live in New York (Box set)

Paul McCartney : Good Evening New York City [2 CD/1 DVD Combo]

Hawkwind: Shot Down in the Night: Live UK 1979 (Vinyl)

Morrissey: Swords-Deluxe Edition

Morrissey: Swords (Vinyl)

Miles Davis: Kind of Blue

Miles Davis:Live In Vienna 1973

Overkill: Killbox 13/Wrecking Everything Live

Dan the Automator: Rapper’s Delight

Uncle Tupelo: Anodyne (Vinyl)

Steve Martin: The Crow: New Songs for the Five-String Banjo (Vinyl)

Inglorious Bastards Soundtrack (Vinyl)

Carl Reiner/Mel Brooks: The 2000 Year Old Man:The Complete History

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