Last Link of the Day: Strong Coffee

Awww, dude. Dude?

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After two years in the making and over $600,000 raised through crowdfunding, Kung Fury, the retro-80’s-comedy-kung-fu-fantasy-sci-fi epic is finally here for us all to enjoy, released for free on Youtube by its creators. When a kung fu renegade cop decides to go back in time to kill Hitler the Kung Fuhrer, his hacker buddy Hackerman accidentally sends him back to the Viking Age! Now Kung Fury has to contend with Laser Raptors and make friends with the gun-wielding barbarian women he meets in a big to ally with Thor and save the world. Talk about a jam-packed half hour! Be sure to stick around to hear the theme song True Survivor by David Hasselhoff.

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Shouts From the Back Row – Episode 215 – Mad Max: Fury Road and the Career of Tom Hardy

madmaxfuryroadposterI LIVE! I DIE! I LIVE AGAIN! It’s the long-awaited Shouts From the Back Row review of Mad Max: Fury Road on this week’s episode as Gill, Robin and TK are joined once again by Sarah Boutcher to discuss George Miller’s much-awaited post-apocalyptic masterpiece. Following the main review, the gang also devotes some time to discussing the career of Mad Max‘s star Tom Hardy. So get your silver spraypaint ready! And please forgive Gill for repeatedly saying that our last episode was dedicated to review the other Mad Max movies. That was two episodes ago, and he’s been really busy. Click here to download the episode!

Shouts From the Back Row’s theme music was composed and performed by Vince Nitro!

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Before They Were Stars: Aaron Paul Does a Voice in “Help! I’m a Fish”

In 2000, a Danish animated film was produced called Help! I’m a Fish, the story of three kids who are forced to swim the ocean after taking a potion which turns them into fish. Help! I’m a Fish never got a major release in North America, but it was dubbed into English and was released theatrically in the United Kingdom. When you watch the trailer, you’ll probably instantly recognize Alan Rickman as the voice of the villain. But believe it or not, you’ll also hear the voice of a then-unknown Aaron Paul as Chuck, the overweight nerdy kid who becomes a fish.

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Last Link of the Day: If you’re happy and you know it…


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The Raptor Whisperer

I hate to admit it, but I actually felt a bit of tension at the end of this clip. But that doesn’t mean that I think Jurassic World is going to be good, mind you. I think the movie is going to be a theme park ride – entertaining for the duration, but immediately forgettable once it’s over. And let’s face it: Chris Pratt, Raptor Whisperer is pretty silly.

Jurassic World comes out June 12, 2015.

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Scientifically Accurate Catdog

Fun fact about me: I loathe Catdog. Just something about that cartoon was a little too grotesque and weird for me to willingly subject myself to it. I’m no stranger to the bizarre, but that doesn’t mean I want to look at it. Anyway, this “Scientifically Accurate” Catdog video perfectly illustrates why I dislike the show.

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Before They Were Stars: Evangeline Lilly as an Extra in “The Lizzie McGuire Movie”

During the early portion of her career, Evangeline Lilly seemed to alternate between doing phone sex ads and playing uncredited extras in Hollywood films shot in Vancouver, including Freddy vs. Jason. Here’s Evangeline popping up in The Lizzie McGuire Movie in the uncredited blink-or-you’ll-miss-it role of an airport police officer. It would actually be funny if this was a flashback from an alternate timeline on Lost where Kate was an airport cop who prevented Lizzie McGuire from getting on that fateful flight.

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You do it because he’s brilliant

I have been anxiously awaiting this movie since I first heard of its development, and now we finally have a trailer! The End of the Tour is based off of David Lipsky’s account of travelling with esteemed author David Foster Wallace during the book tour for the novel that made him famous.

The book that this is based on is a beautiful narrative combined with the staggering genius of Wallace and his work, and is well worth a read. I’ve heard good things about Segal in this role, and it really looks like he’s killing it.

If you haven’t read any Wallace before, Infinite Summer is just around the corner – read Infinite Jest at the pace of just 75 pages a week!

The End of the Tour is scheduled for wide release on July 31st, 2015

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Last Link of the Day: Car to Ship via Planks

This is some white-knuckle footage! I hear George Miller is going to be adapting this as his next project.

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