"Silent Night of the Living Dead" Nativity Set Casts Jesus, Parents as Zombie-Fighters

Monday, September 22, 2014 at 10:00 am

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The brain of the Son of God would probably be a pretty valuable morsel for zombie magi and shepherds consuming their own flocks...but fortunately, Joseph's packing a mean katana, and the virgin Mary's aim with a crossbow is as flawless as her immaculately conceived soul.

So if you like zombies, need an excuse to display them during the holiday season, but want to do so without actually defaming the baby Jesus, who looks here as he normally does in such displays, this might be the Kickstarter for you. If anybody's still offended, you can always paint a beard on Mary and say the baby's Brian of Nazareth instead.

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Blu-ray Today: Eraserhead, Ghostbusters, Godzilla and a Butt-Ton of TV Box Sets of Interest

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 8:00 am

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Eraserhead (Criterion Collection) - There is a wealth of great stuff available on Blu today; so much so that it was a real challenge to pick a headliner. In the end, I went with the one I figured probably the least of you have seen who need to.

David Lynch's first film is still in many ways his best. It's weird but not indecipherable - even a viewer determined to avoid subtext will know it's about a lonely guy with a vertical hairdo who's forced to care for a mutant worm-baby that may or may not be his, while a woman with bee-stung cheeks sings songs inside the radiator, and a man inside a planet pulls levers that make it rain fetuses. It seems to be a dark fable about the fear of fatherhood, but I'd hesitate to say for a fact what it is, lest I ruin your personal interpretation - suffice it to say it's dark, funny, disturbing and compelling, and this Blu-ray has a whole lot more extras than the DVD Lynch initially made available only online. They're all sorted by year, so you have to click on the timeline to reveal what kind of archival footage you may be getting, from early trailers to interviews (none of which will explain the plot to you; Lynch has also famously never told how the baby was made). There's even a featurette where the director walks you through perfectly calibrating your TV for his film, though you may want to remember your default settings first.

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Pre-Posed 10-Inch Walking Dead Rick Grimes Figure Allegedly Has "Multiple Points of Articulation"

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 2:47 pm

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Says so in the product description: "This figure boasts multiple points of articulation." "Multiple" only has to mean more than one, of course. Aside from the elbows, I don't see where this figure can move. But his right arm does pop off, replaceable with an alternate depending on which weapon you want to have him holding.

It's a better forced-pose than the Daryl Dixon 10-incher that has him pointing the bow downward, anyway. But if McFarlane Toys is going back to less articulation and more detail, I wanna see more old-school dioramas of these guys killing walkers...or people.

Weekend Hangover: 15+ Stories You May Have Missed - Official Kevin Smith Weed and Cinderella Porn

Monday, September 8, 2014 at 6:00 am

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It's Hangover time again! Start your week right with some of the best reader-submitted stories from the weekend, compiled with the help of Kyle LeClair. We'll start with the official medical marijuana tie-in to Kevin Smith's newest movie Tusk, pictured above.

This week's tipsters include: franciebrady27, Anyone00, Gallen_Dugall, Edwin Santos, SlyDante777, troi, andre_morelo, FakeAssName, skrag2112

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Dead Snow: Red vs. Dead Poster Has the Best Bad Pun You'll See All Day

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at 3:59 pm

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It's a movie about an amputee with the sewed-on arm of a Nazi zombie, resurrecting dead Russian POWs to fight more Nazi zombies. It obviously has some comedy elements - in fact, I'm sure it's Heil-arious.

The first film taught me useful information about how to tell up from down if you're disoriented (spit, and if it "falls up," you're upside down), so I hope this sequel is similarly educational.

17 Stories You May Have Missed: Chicken Gimp Suit, Lego Mario, Weaponized Horse Crap, More

Monday, August 18, 2014 at 6:00 am

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SummerSlam happened this weekend (result: John Cena gets time off to make movies), as did my best friend's birthday, so it's a treat to catch up on things that happened elsewhere, about which I did not know. With the aid of Kyle LeClair, here are some reader-submitted stories we might not have caught otherwise.

This week's tipsters include: troi, Anyone00, jaganar, SlyDante777, Gallen_Dugall, Timely_Flower-Hermit, Dr.Gonzo82

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Arnold Schwarzenegger as a Midwestern Farmer With a Zombie Daughter Fills Me With Glee

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at 2:30 pm

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In the very best Schwarzenegger movies, they never, ever bother explaining his accent and give him a regular ol' American name like "Ben Richards" or, um, "Johnny Matrix." So when I read this description of his new movie Maggie:

A Midwestern farmer stays by the side of his beloved teenage daughter even as she slowly turns into a cannibalistic zombie, in this daring, genre-bending debut feature.
...I was sold. I mean, just look at that picture. Then imagine him saying "Auugh! My dauda isss a zahmbie!" Gold

Imdb says his name is "Wade" in this one.

Ask Luke's Mother-in-Law: Sharknado, Volleyball and Zombies

Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 8:00 am

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A veteran of the LAPD, widow of a Green Beret and self-described crazy cat lady, Luke's Mother-in-Law fears no questions. Ask her anything in the comments section - no issue is too big, too trivial or too weird for her to tackle, but if you get out of line, she will let you know!

All questions and answers are real.

Hello all. We are in another excessive heat warning period. Weather is, they say, 116 degrees for today thru the end of the week - joy of joys. Still have not heard anything from Contact in the Desert as to if I am going to volunteer. I almost assume by now that I am not. I really hate, however, that people have gotten really rude and or stupid. If you ask for volunteers would not it be nice to let people know that they are not needed? Another pet peeve: I waited to pick up a key to do an appraisal for a sale this week. Had asked the agent if she could put a lock box on the property and she said no. So I pick up the key, it is already 100 outside, get to the house and guess what there is a lock box on the back door. How rude. Anyway, it has been one of those weeks in the appraisal business.

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28 Things To Do and See at Comic-Con That Aren't Movie, TV or Comics Panels

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 6:00 am

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Well, we've spent the past week giving you detailed previews about what to expect from this year's San Diego Comic Con when it comes to films, television, comics, and various exclusives, but now it's time to take a step back and look at everything else this show has to offer...as written by a man who admittedly has never been to any incarnation of Comic Con before.

But now that I've had an insane load of various panels, programs and events dumped into my lap to look at, it actually did get to me thinking that as a first-timer of sorts, what could the behemoth that is SDCC offer that tickles my fancy the most? Where would I go there, assuming I also had infinite money and could be in two places or more at the same time? Well, let's take a look and find out, and maybe highlight some places all of you had best check out as well...

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Funko's Amputee Obsession: Armless Wampa, Headless Hershel Toys for Comic-Con

Friday, July 11, 2014 at 2:30 pm

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Funko, known for their black-eyed bobbleheads of almost every successful property there is, seem like they're showing a bit of a dark side. For Comic-Con, they're doing not one, but TWO toys based on popular dismemberment scenes. Oh, sure, the Wampa in Empire Strikes Back had it coming, and considering what happened to Darth Maul, the ice beast got off easy.

Not so Hershel Greene on The Walking Dead...

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