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It Rained All Night

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I know, the title of the post is actually a Thom Yorke song, not a Radiohead song. But it’s very appropriate, as you’ll soon read.

Last night, I had the amazing pleasure of seeing Radiohead. Hot in the middle of their 2008 tour supporting the stupendous album In Rainbows, it was a fantastic show at Bristow, VA’s Nissan Pavilion. I mean, look at this set list!

All I Need
Jigsaw Falling Into Place
Lucky
15 Step
Nude
Pyramid Song
Weird Fishes/Arpeggi
Myxomatosis
Idioteque
Faust Arp
Videotape
Paranoid Android
Just
Reckoner
Everything In Its Right Place
Bangers + Mash
Bodysnatchers

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Like Spinning Plates
Optimistic
Karma Police
Go Slowly
Planet Telex

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Fake Plastic Trees
The National Anthem
House of Cards

How could that not be a good show?

A mix of Mother Nature and inept staffing.

Without going into too much detail (honestly, I’m too angered to get into it all now), there was a torrential downpour the entire evening…and the staffers at Nissan Pavilion did nothing to assist the matter, closing roads, bringing movement to a crawl, not being helpful to ticketholders, and even sending people away.

This was a sold out show. 25,000 people. Why are you sending away people who dropped an average of $50 to see the show?

Luckily, the internet has voiced my anger far better than I could, with this post at DCist, this followup at The Consumerist, and ranting and raving across message boards nationwide.

As for the actual show? I finally got in (1 hr.+ waiting for parking) just in time to see “Just”, and despite the rain, cold, and miserable setting, they were absolutely transcendent. It’s just a shame what could’ve been an amazing show was marred by people who had nothing to do with what was on stage.

I will never go to Nissan Pavilion again. And you better believe they’ll be hearing from me.

It’s Not Summer Without Weezer…

And granted, I can only give you 8 out of 10 tracks…so far….

BUT WHO WANTS THE RED ALBUM!?!?

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Enjoy.

More GI Joe. Interest? Falling.

More images of the cast of GI Joe hit the web today…

And I have to say, it’s not looking good.

IESB got a look at Christopher Eccleston (who you may remember as the 9th Doctor in Doctor Who, and Claude the Invisible Man from Heroes), as Destro. Note, as he hasn’t been disfigured yet, he doesn’t wear a silver mask. In turn…he looks like every eastern european terrorist ever.

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LatinoReview.com got this look at the masked version of Storm Shadow…looks better, but isn’t quite there yet.

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Finally, ComingSoon features this image of Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Heavy Duty.

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Uh…at least they got the gun right?

I seriously hope this looks better in action. As it is, my faith in the project is faltering.

EDIT, 7:04pm: Two More Images!

From Dark Horizons, we have Saïd Taghmaoui, playing Breaker, who I believe is an original character for the film…

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And lastly, from IGN, we have another look at Sienna Miller as Baroness. WHO FINALLY HAS THE EYEGLASSES. NERDS/GLASS-FETISHISTS REJOICE!

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EDIT, 8:12pm – More!

Collider gives us a look at General Hawk. Eh. He looks bored.

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MTV gives us a look at Duke!

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And CHUD gives us a look at Ripcord…because a Wayans Brother…means quality.

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Mmm. Fried Gold.

For a few years now, I’ve been telling anyone who would listen, that if you loved Hot Fuzz and Shawn of the Dead, you REALLY owe it to yourself to watch Spaced.

Aired on the BBC in 1999 and 2001, running for 2 seven episode seasons, Spaced was the TV show that put Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and Edgar Wright on the map, and holds up as one of the finest bits of television programming I’ve had the pleasure of watching.  Unfortunately, due to the fact that legal issues held the show up from being released in the US, the only way people could see it was via region 2 DVD, or illegal downloads.

This changes now.

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Finally, Spaced hits DVD here in the US on July 22nd.  And don’t worry, it’s not some quick cash grab release. Oh no, there’s a SHIT TON of extras.  Check it out…

  • New exclusive commentary with director Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg, Jessica Hynes (nee Stevenson) and guests Quentin Tarantino, Kevin Smith, Bill Hader, Matt Stone, Patton Oswalt and Diablo Cody.
  • Exclusive Spaced On Stage reunion Q&A recorded at the National Film Theatre, London in October 2007.
  • “Skip to the End” – Exclusive feature length documentary
  • “Spaced Jam” by Osymyso
  • Outtakes
  • Trailers
  • Deleted scenes
  • Raw footage
  • Photo gallery
  • Homage-O-Meter – An onscreen feature that tracks each pop-culture reference
  • Newly updated cast and crew biographies

Now you have no excuse. July 22nd. Be there. Hell, I own the British DVD, and I’ll be there.

For the full press release, including a ton of testimonials from some of the more well known fans of the series, click here.

THUNDERBIRDS–er–JEDIS ARE GO!

The never ending cash cow known as Star Wars is rolling on this August with the theatrical premiere of the forthcoming CG toon The Clone Wars.

Despite being phenominally done in standard animation a few years back, the soon-to-be released CG film and future series shows the much spoken of Clone Wars, which took place between Star Wars Episodes 2 and 3.

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As the flick hits theaters on August 15, the hype train starts this week, with the first one-sheet hitting theaters this Friday (seen above), plus the official release of the first trailer, which airs on Cartoon Network, TNT, TBS, CNN, and Boomerang at 7:58pm in all U.S. time zones on Thursday…and is attached to Speed Racer this Friday.

Personally? While the CG is looking nice, with great shading work, I keep getting reminded of the old British Supermarionation shows like Captain Scarlett and Thunderbirds. Besides, didn’t Genndy Tardiofsky already do this…and really FREAKING well?

Oh well. I know they’re gonna sucker me out of my $10. Such a cheap whore am I.