New Laidback Gourmet – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Food Gimmicks is UP~!~

The delightful Mr. Eddie just finished his latest edition of the Laidback Gourmet and in keeping up with Turtles Week, Mr. Eddie has decided to take a good, long, green look at the numerous Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles foods that were released in the early 90s and late 80s – food that I still wish existed.

Check it out here

Also check out the entire Laidback Gourmet collection here.

DVD of the Day: Let The Right One In (2008)

Let The Right One In

I’m twelve. But I’ve been twelve for a long time.

The Stats
The Director:  Tomas Alfredson
The Cast:  Kare Hedebrant, Lina Leandersson
The Release Date: 2008
The Runtime: 115 Minutes

The Plot

Oskar is a friendless little boy that is constantly bullied at school. One day he meets a strange little girl, and the two develop a sweet friendship. The twist: She’s a vampire.

The Lowdown

O.K. Let me just take the official Superfriends Universe stance right now: FUCK TWILIGHT! Ah. There. That feels so much better.

Seriously, though. Remember when vampires were awesome? They were bad ass monsters that you were glad weren’t real. They were bloody, they had fangs, they could rip your throat out and, most importantly, they did NOT glitter in the sunlight. They fucking exploded. The vampires found in the Blade, From Dusk Till Dawn, Dracula and Buffy… REAL VAMPIRES. Robert Pattinson? LAME ASS VAMPIRE.

Now. With that rant out of the way, I present to you today’s DVD of the Day. Let The Right One In is a Swedish vampire movie that goes back the basics. Vampires are dangerous, and bloody, and violent. Yeah, this is a story of a little girl and a little boy and their friendship. But it’s also a story of this little girl going out killing people and sucking their blood.

The story revolves around Oskar, who is essentially the little weird kid that was in everyone’s 4th grade class. This kid is constantly beat up and bullied. Nobody likes him. He meets Eli… who seems to like him back. The two form a cute little friendship, but in the mean time she’s getting her vampire on behind his back. And this movie pulls no punches. It is BLOODY as hell. Once Oskar figures out her secret, will he reject her or will their friendship last? I won’t spoil it, but let’s just say the climactic scene is satisfying for anyone in the audience who has ever been bullied.

You gotta watch this film soon, though, because Hollywood is so damn unoriginal that they remade this film with an American cast and is set to be released in theatres this fall. And as we all know, remakes are never as good as the originals.

A note on the blogtalk player

Just letting anybody know we had the blogtalk player turned on for most of the day because we need to test a certain coding within blogtalk. We apologize for the annoyance. We will be replaying some other shows this weekend to continue tests and should have everything worked out by Tuesday. We will continue to air our live podcasts as originally planned. Thanks!

RETRO-Review – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III [1993]

Apologies for not having this up sooner, folks – have not been home all day, and this is the first chance I’m getting to work on it. Anyway, without further adieu, the third installment of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film series…


Sports News: Ilya Kovalchuk a New Jersey Devil

Darren Dreger

Kovalchuk deal will also get approved as part of the new global settlement.
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Translation: The Ilya Kovalchuk saga is finally over, the former 50 goal scorer will be a member of the Devils this upcoming season. It took nearly two months for this frenzy to come to an end. Congratulations to Ilya, GM Lou Lamoriello, and the NHLPA for getting the deal done.

Full Mega Man Universe gameplay trailer

When I posted the gameplay trailer for Mega Man Universe, I was unaware of the fact that Capcom had apparently sent out three different trailers to three different sites: 1Up, IGN, and Gamespot. The three videos begin with the Keiji Inafune intro and end with the Ryu tease and Inafune outro. But the middles are different. The IGN video I showed has Mega Man, but the others include Rockman (a more 8-bit look) and Bad Box Art Mega Man (based on the original Mega Man box art).

Thankfully this YouTube video combines the three trailers. Have a look.

I must say that I really like the Rockman model. It looks much more like Mega Man than the Mega Man model does. Also at the end of the Rockman part, we see Metal Blade. All three also seem to go through a stage that has the same theme as Crash Man’s stage. I can’t exactly place the others, though one has a floor that looks like it’s from Wood Man’s stage. With all this Mega Man 2 influence, I really hope it isn’t just Mega Man 2: Powered Up.