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25 Aug 02:24

"Curt Schilling Is the Next Donald Trump"

by noreply@blogger.com (John)
RS:
He's living proof of a truism H.L. Mencken noted nearly 100 years ago, i.e. that for a certain kind of person in America, failure is something you've got to sprint after at full speed to catch – it won't come to you:

"In the United States the business of getting a living is enormously easier than it is in any other Christian land – so easy, in fact, that a forehanded man who fails at it must almost make deliberate efforts to that end.

"Here the general average of intelligence, of knowledge, of competence, of integrity, of self-respect, of honor is so low that any man who knows his trade, does not fear ghosts, has read fifty good books, and practices the common decencies stands out as brilliantly as a wart on a bald head."

...

he might run for high office anyway, and would get lots of people to fund his effort, still more proof of how awesome it is to be a white guy in America.

Here you can be not just a failure, not just a spectacular failure, but a spectacular public failure, and people will keep throwing money and opportunities at you.
25 Aug 02:40

Gilbert Gottfried podcast about the The Golden Girls

by noreply@blogger.com (John)
Corey

I may have to add this to my list.

He interviewed the author of a book about the show--anecdotes include Bea Arthur so hating being teased about her looks that she was driven to tears at a script-reading.
25 Aug 03:23

converse

by Lunarbaboon

22 Aug 19:32

Biggie’s Clam Bar Will Close Hoboken Restaurant On Madison Street: Report

by Eric Kiefer
Corey

Good sandwiches. I will have to get one before they close.

Biggie’s Clam Bar is about to consolidate its Hoboken presence, a report says.
22 Aug 22:12

"Snatch" TV Series Nabs "Harry Potter" Star Rupert Grint

Ron Weasley will swap the wizarding world of Hogwarts for London's criminal underbelly in Crackle's adaptation of Guy Ritchie's cult crime classic.
18 Aug 17:00

‘Step Brothers’ Stars Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly Reunite For Sherlock Holmes Movie

by The Movie God

Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly To Re-Unite For Sherlock Holmes Movie

Remember way back in 2008, right around the time that the first of Guy Ritchie's action movie takes on Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes character was on the way starring Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law, when there was a second more comedic Sherlock project in the works starring Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby co-stars Sacha Baron Cohen and Will Ferrell as Holmes and Watson?

The screenplay for the movie was written by Etan Cohen, but the movie didn't materialize at the time. Now comes word that the project, titled Holmes & Watson, is up and moving again. This time around Ferrell is set to play Holmes instead of Watson and another one of his Talladega Nights co-stars, John C. Reilly, who also starred with Ferrell in Step Brothers, is taking on the role of Watson. [...]

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13 Jul 17:25

Sponsored locations will eventually come to Pokémon GO

by Ryan Whitwam
Corey

Very smart.

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Pokémon GO is a massive hit for Niantic and The Pokémon Company. After just a few days, the game has rocketed to the top of the Play Store, including the list of top grossing apps. So, it's already making a ton of money, but it's going to be making even more in the not too distant future. Niantic CEO John Hanke recently noted that sponsored locations will be part of the game.

Players of Niantic's last AR game Ingress will be familiar with sponsored locations.

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Sponsored locations will eventually come to Pokémon GO was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

22 Aug 15:00

PATH suspension – so what?

by hoboken411
Corey

This is actually a huge pain in the ass.
I. Fucking. Hate. This. Guy.

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PATH suspension [you’ll live] A few weeks ago, the Port Authority “suspended” weekend PATH service from Hoboken to 33rd street. For what will be barely over two months. Yet the media (and the lemmings...

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21 Aug 07:00

AUGUST 21, 2016

IT’S FUCKING SUNDAY. DID YOU KNOW AIR IS 78% NITROGEN AND 21% OXYGEN?

WORDS OF WISDOM OF THE FUCKING DAY:

IF WE WAIT UNTIL WE’RE READY, WE’LL BE WAITING THE REST OF OUR LIVES.

PERSON OF THE FUCKING DAY:

MOTHERFUCKER INVENTED THE BROWN PAPER BAG. more>>

EDUCATE YOUR IGNORANT ASS:

REALLY REALLY SHORT FUCKING WORKOUTS. more>>

FUCKING MIND-BLOWING BOOK OF THE DAY:

HOW TO BE A PERSON. more>>

USEFUL SHIT OF THE GODDAMN DAY:

FIGHT THOSE CAVITIES ONE LOLLIPOP AT A FUCKING TIME. more>>

WEBSITE OF THE FUCKING DAY:

CANCEL SHITTY PAID SUBSCRIPTIONS. more>>

AWESOME-AS-SHIT VIDEO OF THE DAY:

HOW THE FUCK DO YOU MAKE A NUCLEAR BOMB. more>>

SWEET-ASS PICTURE OF THE DAY:

FUCKING FRANCE. more>>

19 Aug 21:00

JCVD's Amazon pilot is streaming

by noreply@blogger.com (John)


He plays a former superspy who decides he's bored in retirement.
21 Aug 04:31

Stranger Kids

by Jon
Stranger Kids“Stranger Kids” by Zerobriant Stranger Things kids in the style of Experimental Jetset Mike & Lucas & Dustin & Eleven & Will.
19 Aug 18:42

Researchers have developed lithium batteries with twice the capacity of current ones and expect to have them ready for smartphones by 2017

by Jacob Long

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The MIT researchers-turned-entrepreneurs at a company called SolidEnergy have something you've probably heard before but also something you haven't. A battery breakthrough that will drastically increase your future phone's battery life? We've heard that before. New battery tech that is ready for production within a year? That's new.

Most reports of major improvements in battery technology are high on optimism but low on information about reaching the marketplace. More often than not, research discoveries on batteries make it through one news cycle and if we ever hear about them again, it is many years later.

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Researchers have developed lithium batteries with twice the capacity of current ones and expect to have them ready for smartphones by 2017 was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

17 Aug 15:00

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18 Aug 15:24

ShopRite Recalls Bakery Cookies: Hoboken Store Included

by Eric Kiefer
The recall involves store-baked and take-and-bake cookies that were sold between July 19 through Aug. 15, the company stated.
16 Aug 17:00

Robert Downey Jr. and ‘True Detective’ Creator Nic Pizzolatto Teaming for ‘Perry Mason’ HBO Series

by Angie Han

Robert Downey Jr HBO Series

It remains unclear whether True Detective will return for a third season, following a critically acclaimed first season and a widely panned second one. But in the meantime, it looks like creator Nic Pizzolatto will have a different HBO project to keep him busy. He and Robert Downey Jr. are in talks for a drama series at HBO that’s probably a reworked version of the Perry Mason movie that Downey has been trying to get off the ground for a while. 

Variety reports Pizzolatto is attached to write and Downey is attached to lead the unnamed HBO drama project. Both will additionally produce, alongside Joe Horacek and Susan Downey. Confirmed details are scarce, but the trade’s sources say the new series is based on Downey’s long-gestating Perry Mason feature film. According to Deadline, the HBO drama will have shorter seasons (a la True Detective, which has had 8 episodes per season), with future seasons depending on Downey’s availability.

The Perry Mason character first appeared in the 1930s, in a series of novels Erle Stanley Gardner, but is probably best remembered as the lead character of the Perry Mason TV series that aired on CBS from 1957 to 1966 and starred Raymond Burr as the criminal defense lawyer. Other key characters include Perry’s secretary Della Street, private detective Paul Drake, and district attorney Hamilton Burger.

Downey has been working on a Perry Mason movie since about 2011, when he first set up the project at Warner Bros. The Perry Mason feature never got very far, and so Team Downey decided to shift gears and try again on the small screen. The big-screen version of the project was to be a period piece set in 1930s Los Angeles, but it’s unclear whether the HBO TV series will keep that retro setting. The Perry Mason HBO series will be Downey’s first regular TV role since Ally McBeal in the early 2000s.

While HBO has yet to announce a third season of True Detective, the premium cable network has made it clear they’d like to stay in business with Pizzolatto, signing him for an overall deal that keeps him in their stable through 2018. Pizzolatto’s other screen credits include episodes of AMC’s The Killing and the screenplay for Antoine Fuqua’s upcoming The Magnificent Seven remake.

Downey has spent most of the past few years playing Iron Man in the Marvel movies, returning earlier this year for Captain America: Civil War. He’ll reprise the role again in next year’s Spider-Man: Homecoming. His recent non-superhero roles include the Sherlock Holmes franchise and another lawyer drama, The Judge.

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16 Aug 22:00

‘Popstar’ Deleted Scene: Andy Samberg Takes a Stand Against Grumpasaurus Parents & Teachers

by Ethan Anderton

Popstar Deleted Scene

If you didn’t see Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping this summer, you’re part of the problem. Universal Pictures gave us this glorious, original comedy chock full of outstanding new songs from The Lonely Island, a barrage of incredible cameos, and some of the biggest laughs of the year. And how did audiences respond? Well, they didn’t, because the movie didn’t even hit $10 million in its theatrical run. But next month, you can make up for it when the movie hits home video.

Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping is coming to Blu-ray and DVD on September 13, and it will hit VOD a couple weeks earlier on August 30. To help promote the arrival of the movie, a Popstar deleted scene has made its away online featuring an entire song that didn’t make the final cut of the movie (though you could have listened to it on the soundtrack). But beware that this scene is NSFW due to language, because the song is called “Fuck Off,” and they repeat that phrase more than a few times throughout.

These concert sequences are some of the best parts of the movie, mostly because the production value behind them is off the charts. Conner4Real feels like a real pop star, and his concerts have all the bells and whistles of real concerts from some of today’s biggest musicians. The authenticity behind this music industry mockumentary is what makes the comedy work so well, and all the cuts to the crowd singing the song along with Conner helps to sell it even more.

In a summer of disappointing sequels and blockbusters, Popstar went by the wayside when it probably should have gotten a comfortable early spring or fall release so it didn’t get buried by all the other summer movies. So if you missed Popstar in its theatrical run, you really should make up for it by at least renting the movie when the time comes. If you need more convincing, read my glowing review of the comedy right here.

Universal Pictures’ Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping is headlined by musical digital-shorts superstars Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone, collectively known as The Lonely Island. The comedy goes behind the scenes as singer/rapper Conner4Real (Samberg) faces a crisis of popularity after his sophomore album flops, leaving his fans, sycophants and rivals all wondering what to do when he’s no longer the dopest star of all.

The latest comedy from blockbuster producer Judd Apatow (Trainwreck, Superbad, Knocked Up) co-stars Sarah Silverman, Tim Meadows and Maya Rudolph and many of the biggest names in comedy and music in cameo performances. Co-directed by Schaffer and Taccone and written by The Lonely Island trio, Popstar is also produced by Rodney Rothman (producer of Get Him to the Greek, Forgetting Sarah Marshall; co-writer of 22 Jump Street), as well as Samberg, Schaffer and Taccone.

Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping hits Blu-ray and DVD on September 13 and VOD a couple weeks earlier on August 30.

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16 Aug 18:03

Hoboken Biergarten Celebrates 5 Year Anniversary With Danke Schoen Event

by Eric Kiefer
The Hoboken event will feature a performance by the Josef Kroboth Polka Band, a pig roast, drink specials and giveaways.
11 Aug 17:00

One Of The World's Crappiest Jobs- Professional Poo Diver

by Zeon Santos
Corey

Oof.

Sewage is constantly flowing beneath our major cities, our every flush adding to the sea of sewage beneath our feet that we try not to think about very often.

But how can you stop thinking about it, and therefore stop being reminded of your crappy job, when you're a professional poo diver?

If you're Brendan Walsh, owner of Melbourne's East West Dive and Salvage, you remind yourself that your job keeps the waste flowing, and without you people would be plodding around in that fithy muck.

Brendan's company dives into other no-air environments besides sewage, but the poo diving gig is the most important for the community because Australia's sewage system is a bit different than most:

...in Australia, we don’t process our sewerage with chemicals. We get bacteria to break down the solids by aerating them with big stirring machines, 24 hours a day. It’s a very aggressive environment, and moving parts constantly break.

Because the stirring machines are constantly breaking down, and all that crap can't be drained away, sewage farms hire divers like Brendan to do the repairs in a pitch black sea of poop.

And as long as Melbourne keeps crapping Brendan and his team of turd divers will always have their really crappy job.

Read more about being a Professional Poo Diver here

13 Aug 04:29

Why You Should Revisit One Crazy Summer Every Summer

by Brian Salisbury

Junkfood Cinema explores essential summer cinema.

Continue reading on Film School Rejects »

16 Aug 14:36

Shane Black Calls A Monster Squad Sequel “Interesting”

by Erik Amaya
Corey

Yeeeeeessssssss

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Shane Black of Iron Man 3 and The Nice Guys fame says it would be “interesting” to come back to The Monster Squad.

The original film, directed by Fred Dekker, was one of Black’s first projects. Looking back on it now, it features early versions of hallmark Black ideas and characters. It was a box office dud, but found a loyal audience on cable; thanks to latchkey kids who no doubt identified with the group of horror movie fans united to fight classic movie monsters like Dracula, Frankenstein’s Monster and the Wolfman.

A remake has been in the works for sometime, but when IGN asked Black about coming back to the original characters thirty-odd years on, he said it “would be interesting” to approach the concept from both angles: remake and sequel. “They’re thirty years apart and so are the kids; the characters have aged. As long as people understood that’s what we’re doing, I think that could be fun.”

But he also noted the premise — bringing a group of kids who fought evil back together as adults — is quite similar to Stephen King‘s It. That novel is currently being adapted into a feature by Andrés Muschietti. “I don’t know how you would distance yourself from that,” said Black.

Also, thirty-year later sequels haven’t exactly worked, with only Star Wars: The Force Awakens avoiding a lot of the pitfalls by successfully shifting the series’ original cast into supporting roles. And while a lot of 80s movies have the potential for remakes, many of them do not lend themselves as well to getting the band back together. Perhaps Black could make it work, but it would be a tall order to capture that magic again.

Then again, he is trying to recapture magic with his upcoming Predator film.

Shane Black Calls A Monster Squad Sequel “Interesting”

16 Aug 17:16

Mr. Robot Receives Third Season Renewal

by Dan Wickline

USA has given the green light to Mr. Robot for a third season. The series from creator Sam Esmail was recently nominated for six Emmy’s including best drama series and Rami Malek for best actor. The renewal was a little in doubt as the series traditional ratings have been dipping, but the show has faired well with multi-platform / on-demand viewing and reaches an edgier, younger-skewing audience that USA wants.

The series follows Elliot Alderson (Malek), a cyber-security expert who is recruited by the leader of an underground hacker group (Christian Slater) as they go up against Evil Corp. The series also stars Portia Doubleday, Carly Chaikin, Martin Wallstrom and Grace Gummer.

[Source: Deadline]

 

 

 

Mr. Robot Receives Third Season Renewal

16 Aug 15:54

Star Wars Sith vs Jedi Wall Clock

by Marty Shaw

Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, and even Emperor Palpatine help you keep track of time with the Star Wars Sith vs Jedi Wall Clock. If you’ve been waiting for the perfect Star Wars clock to arrive, your wait is over because this 16-inch tall clock is loaded with epic Star Wars: Return of the Jedi goodness. […]
15 Aug 20:59

Parental Advisory Site Trying to Describe Sausage Party Is More Entertaining Than the Actual Film

by Bryan Menegus
Corey

Haha fantastic.

R-Rated food comedy/Seth Rogen wiener vehicle Sausage Party opened this weekend, and I saw it along with plenty of other people (though not as many as Suicide Squad.) It wasn’t very good! What it had—in spades—was a lot of dirty jokes, racially-charged “humor,” and graphic food sex.

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14 Aug 20:09

Joseph Gordon-Levitt Keeps Banging On

by Dan Wickline

Joseph Gordon-Levitt set up and played drums on a subway platform for his Everyday, Spectactular project. It was posted to Hit Record’s Youtube page, that is the production company that the star of the upcoming Snowden film started. Gordon-Levitt has been around the pop culture for years staring with 3rd Rock from the Sun and appearing in both Inception and The Dark Knight Rises.

The best part of the video, and no slight meant towards the drumming, is the guys comment from the subway at the very end.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt Keeps Banging On

02 Aug 21:30

‘Deadwood’ Movie Screenplay Now Being Written

by The Movie God
Corey

Cmoooon. Do it!

Deadwood

Earlier this year we found out that HBO had committed to making a Deadwood movie after those whispers that they were considering it made the rounds a year ago.

At the time series creator David Milch was working on another project, and the plan was that he would begin working on the Deadwood movie screenplay after he finished work on that project. All of this appears to be falling into place with word that Milch is in fact writing the script now. [...]

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12 Aug 03:59

Han Solo Standalone ‘Star Wars’ Story Eyeing Donald Glover To Play Lando Calrissian

by eelyajekiM
Corey

I like it.

Lando Calrissian and Han Solo

Finding the right person to play Han Solo wasn't easy, but directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller found their smuggler in Hail, Caesar! star Alden Ehrenreich. The film won't be released until 2018, but we are slowly learning more about it. In recent weeks, rumors like Solo appearing in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story have been shot down, but there has also been confirmation that Chewbacca would appear.

Now there is word that another legendary Star Wars character will make an appearance in Solo's solo film. According to a new report Lando Calrissian will be part of the film, and it's who might be playing him that has many of us interested. The Martian and Community star Donald Glover is being eyed to play him. More on the story below. [...]

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12 Aug 18:50

'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' trailer brings back Darth Vader

by M. Susie Schmank

Guess who's back? Back again? Vader’s back, tell a friend. The new trailer for "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" brought everyone’s favorite big bad villain back.

After multiple suspenseful teaser trailers, fans have been eager for a more narrative hint at the new Disney and Lucas film’s plot and...

13 Aug 07:00

AUGUST 13, 2016

IT’S FUCKING SATURDAY. DID YOU KNOW STEPHEN KING HAS PUBLISHED 54 BOOKS AND WRITTEN NEARLY 200 SHORT STORIES?

WORDS OF WISDOM OF THE FUCKING DAY:

YOU CAN FAIL IN LIFE DOING THINGS YOU HATE, SO YOU MIGHT AS WELL TAKE A CHANCE DOING WHAT YOU LOVE. -JIM CARREY

PERSON OF THE FUCKING DAY:

MOTHERFUCKER HAS SUED A LOT OF PEOPLE. more>>

EDUCATE YOUR IGNORANT ASS:

HOW TO FUCKING VOTE. more>>

FUCKING MIND-BLOWING BOOK OF THE DAY:

FOR THE STONER MOTHERFUCKER. more>>

USEFUL SHIT OF THE GODDAMN DAY:

THE ULTIMATE GODDAMN SNACK PACKS. more>>

WEBSITE OF THE FUCKING DAY:

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT GODDAMN CAR MAINTENANCE. more>>

AWESOME-AS-SHIT VIDEO OF THE DAY:

THE PARADOXES OF PERCEPTION. more>>

SWEET-ASS PICTURE OF THE DAY:

BRYCE FUCKING CANYON. more>>

23 Jul 20:28

Guy Ritchie’s King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword Trailer Is Incredibly Guy Ritchie

by Patrick Dane
Corey

Ehhhhhhhhhh

It’s been a fair while since we had a good old fashioned King Arthur movie. They used to be a staple, but the last major stab at the legend is quite some time ago.

It’s nice to see a return though, and thanks to Warner Bros.’ SDCC panel today, we have our first look at Guy Ritchie‘s stab. With Charlie Hunnam as the title star, I’ll leave it up to you as to how he fits here.

This certainly feels incredibly Guy Ritchie.

Give it a look:

Guy Ritchie’s King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword Trailer Is Incredibly Guy Ritchie

12 Aug 16:51

Pilsener Haus to celebrate 5 years

by hoboken411

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Pilsener Haus & Biergarten 5th Birthday Celebration in Hoboken, NJ Wow, five years flies by, doesn’t it? It seemed like yesterday that Pilsener Haus took Hoboken by storm. Block your calendars from Friday, August...

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