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HERCULES ON MOVIES!!
Learn What Ain’t It Cool’s TV Critic Thinks Of Soderbergh's MAGIC MIKE!! And SAFETY NOT GUARANTEED!! Plus Herc’s Seen The Next Two BREAKING BAD Episodes!! Listen And Call In LIVE 8pm PT / 11pm ET Saturday!!

I am – Hercules!!

On Saturday night’s “Ask Mr. KERN,” I’ll be discussing Steven Soderbergh’s male-stripper epic “Magic Mike” and Colin Trevorrow’s time-travel comedy “Safety Not Guaranteed.”

I’ve also seen the next two episodes of AMC’s “Breaking Bad,” so that should come up. (Mr. KERN, if you’re reading this, we might talk a bit about the carriage situation with AMC and The Dish Network, which I find fascinating.)

My radio colleagues Stefani Dias, “Movie Mike” Armendariz and “Sports Night”-loving Mr. KERN himself may or may not have seen the premiere of HBO’s “The Newsroom,” so it’s possible we’ll talk a bit about that.

The radio show airs Saturday 8:05 p.m. to 10 p.m. Pacific Time.

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  • June 30, 2012, 1:49 a.m. CST

    FIRST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    by WeLiveStill...OrNot

    BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!!

  • June 30, 2012, 1:57 a.m. CST

    Everything Herc wrote about above...

    by WeLiveStill...OrNot

    ... we will get into... time permitting, of course. TED will also be reviewed, and I have a lot to say about the premier of THE NEWSROOM. One last thing... DISH Network sucks. You heard it here first.

  • June 30, 2012, 2:05 a.m. CST

    Hey, Kernradio! Very cool!

    by Xenodistortion

    As a former resident of Kernville & Bakersfield, that made me smile. Nothing awesome comes from that part of California so it's cool to see people doing fun things in otherwise shitty places. Also, that Spider-Man 2 bluray cover looks like a blind retarded man made it 4th grade collage style. That shit looks horrific.

  • June 30, 2012, 2:35 a.m. CST

    Whoops. I thought this was last week's Herc on movies.

    by L.H.Puttgrass

    I've been doing my posting in that one. I guess we start posting here now?

  • June 30, 2012, 2:56 a.m. CST

    xenodistortion, I feel your Spider-Man 2 keepcase pain

    by Hercules

    but at $9.99 Blu, I snapped that shit up in a hurry, ugly cover and all. Spidey 2 is awesome piled on wonderful.

  • June 30, 2012, 3:07 a.m. CST

    I haven't had a chance to see Safety Not Guaranteed.

    by L.H.Puttgrass

    I'm gonna get spoilt tonight. Ain't I? On another note, I had no idea that there was such a Hatfield & McCoy-like feud over spoiled vs spoilt. Amazing.

  • June 30, 2012, 3:10 a.m. CST

    Savages!

    by gotilk

    You ANIMALS! Hey. What's up?

  • June 30, 2012, 3:12 a.m. CST

    welivestill...ornot

    by gotilk

    I feel your Dish Network pain. DirecTV isn't much better. Is it dish that's dumping AMC in HD? What a STUPID move. Some of the best programming on TV and they dump IT and keep ..... golf in HD or bowling, or some reality TV trash channel in HD. But no AMC? Are they HIGH? Nah, if they were high, they would keep AMC in HD. Idiots.

  • June 30, 2012, 3:13 a.m. CST

    hercules

    by gotilk

    Looks like I nabbed your "feel your pain" line without realizing it. Is there some Clinton in the air? I don't smell any. Oh well.

  • June 30, 2012, 3:15 a.m. CST

    Yeah, that cover makes Doc Ock look like he has

    by gotilk

    a very threatening, prehensile penis. In Photoshop 3. By a 7th grader.

  • June 30, 2012, 3:16 a.m. CST

    Seriously....

    by gotilk

    what intern did they not pay to make that cover?

  • June 30, 2012, 3:18 a.m. CST

    By the way, I .....

    by gotilk

    ADORED the Newsroom. Sure it's pure fantasy, but it's a damned fine fantasy. And it has an amazing cast as well as outstanding writing.

  • "No money for you and your silly Blu-Ray, Mr. 2!" "We got a new kid in town!" Sad. That is one sloppy cover.

  • June 30, 2012, 3:22 a.m. CST

    Best part of the week.

    by gotilk

    At least on the Internet/Radio.

  • June 30, 2012, 3:36 a.m. CST

    l.h.puttgrass you havent seen the marketing strategy?

    by walt

    everything raimi....trash tobey....trash were you in the raimi spidey movies? trash and then send the old liar out to spin a new web of lies on how he (basically alone) created spidey, and how his own cuz, goodman, tried to kill it http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/movies/spider-man-start-a-fly-wall-marvel-stan-lee-article-1.1102658?pgno=1#commentpostform maybe mr kern would like to discuss the above article, as it seems the so called reporter did absolutely no research interesting though, everything that is pointed out to have made the character popular...isnt in this movie...and yet it is getting mostly positive reviews....so maybe marty was right and stan is a fucking hack

  • June 30, 2012, 4:42 a.m. CST

    I finally watched The Newsroom yesterday

    by American Mythos

    As a fan of Boss, West Wing, Rubicon, and basically anything considered "talky," or that delves into the often tedious inner workings of a particular subject -- I had some mixed feelings about the premiere. It was sanctimonious. Some of the characters were a little overbearing and annoying. There was even a scene where I found myself wanting to bitch slap Sam fucking Waterston, the least annoying man in America. But that's because Aaron Sorkin is a self-absorbed, sanctimonious man, and you have to recognize that, heading into any of his material, parts of his ego will show in his characters and writing. But the premiere did shine in areas, especially when it got to the actual frenzied tension of covering the news. And some of the characters I found myself annoyed with were, by the end, tolerable, and even a little endearing, particularly the Jim Harper (who immediately reminded me of an r-rated Jim from the office) and Charlie Skinner (Waterston) characters. I do want to see more, but I also want to see it improve. A little less exposition. We need to learn things about the characters without being spoonfed everything up front, like Emily Mortimer's time in the Mid-East and her being stabbed. It's like I was being told why I should like this often grating woman, instead of being introduced to her and letting her grow on me. But I will be tuning in Sunday. This show has a lot of potential.

  • They're even worse. Good god, those have to be the absolute worst movie covers I've ever seen.

  • June 30, 2012, 8:26 a.m. CST

    so fucking jealous

    by jsfithaca

    that youve already seen the first two episodes of breaking bad. like holy shit we still have half a month till the premiere. also curious to see what you thought of ted seeing as youre a macfarlane hater. i thought it was definently funnier than most eps of family guy (especially these last few seasons) and certainly better than any of his other shows. didnt think i would like ted as much as i did

  • June 30, 2012, 8:29 a.m. CST

    "male-stripper epic"

    by buggerbugger

    ...is a phrase that should be used more often in everyday conversation.

  • June 30, 2012, 9:54 a.m. CST

    gotilk and blu-ray

    by WeLiveStill...OrNot

    I have been with DirectTV for a long time and other than when they dropped the G4 network, I have nothing but praise for their service and product. It's the best. I was going to comment about that Spider2 blu-ray cover and then thought, "No, that can't be the real cover. Who would release something like that?" That's embarrassing. But, Herc is correct... at that price? To hell with the cover.

  • June 30, 2012, 11:29 a.m. CST

    T.G.I.S.

    by adeceasedfan

    Yay!!!

  • June 30, 2012, 11:37 a.m. CST

    Has SAFETY NOT GUARANTEED been released wide yet?

    by DrMorbius

  • June 30, 2012, 11:40 a.m. CST

    Have yet to purchase a BLU/DVD because of cover art!

    by DrMorbius

    I'm content with the contents.

  • June 30, 2012, 1:10 p.m. CST

    herc

    by Jared Parker

    why bother going to see a movie geard towards gay men and straight women, when you could've seen TED?

  • June 30, 2012, 1:30 p.m. CST

    welivestill...ornot

    by gotilk

    Yeah DirecTV was great for me for a while, and usually still is. That's the problem. I don't "usually" pay my bill. I "always" do. They have weird compression artifacts here, have had the dish adjusted and multiple visits here by techs. Yet, about once a month a single local HD network channel decides it will be unreliable, and just will not ever fully tune shows in.... but usually only during prime time. That can't be a dish position problem. I'm glad it's working out for you, the only other options here are Dish and Comcast/Xfinity. Both are horrible, and Xfinity is a word to best describe the upper limits of their bills. And they used to throttle me while I was downloading files from my E-MAILS!! Talk about paranoia. I use sDSL/DirecTV now, and pay more , but at least... well it all usually works reliably now at the least. Predictably insufficient would be a better way to describe it. I'll stop bitching now. Hey at least they give you good service. I know they do for a lot of other people I know. Maybe they just need to send out a new DVR receiver.

  • June 30, 2012, 1:31 p.m. CST

    drmorbius

    by gotilk

    Yeah, when I think about it, I never have either. Most probably do not. These are just particularly awful.

  • June 30, 2012, 1:33 p.m. CST

    Spiderman 3 is the worst of the bunch, I think.

    by gotilk

    Spidey in color on left, Spidey in B&W in right upper corner. Hulk make cover. Hulk should have smashed instead.

  • June 30, 2012, 1:34 p.m. CST

    Hulk never make Blu Ray cover again.

    by gotilk

    Hulk better at smashing.

  • June 30, 2012, 1:35 p.m. CST

    Hulk maybe try architecture someday.

    by gotilk

    Hulk like buildings. Mostly for smashing.

  • June 30, 2012, 1:37 p.m. CST

    Hulk try making movies.

    by gotilk

    But Hulk no like being called Paul WS Anderson. Hulk make bad choice for name.

  • June 30, 2012, 1:51 p.m. CST

    Anybody had ATT U-Verse?

    by adeceasedfan

    I had it awhile back and its DVR capability was awesome. Great selection of channel packages, but it got to be expensive after the deals dried up. I was (am) a loyal DirecTV subscriber when I could afford it. I never had any issues other than weather related ones. HATE Time Warner and their endless price gouge though. Now I'm down to rabbit ears and netflix. Times is tight.

  • June 30, 2012, 1:55 p.m. CST

    adeceasedfan

    by gotilk

    I never tried Uverse. I don't think it's an option here, but I'll check. I'm close to your solution.... Internet and HD broadcast, over the air. I would love to blame weather for my DirecTV problems, but it's pretty much sunny and clear here.

  • June 30, 2012, 1:59 p.m. CST

    The thing with Uverse...

    by gotilk

    I like my chunk of static IP addresses. I like toying around with servers and services.

  • June 30, 2012, 2:27 p.m. CST

    Damn you gotilk and your good weather.

    by adeceasedfan

    Fucking California! I spent some time in Santa Barbara area, so yeah I'm jealous.

  • June 30, 2012, 2:50 p.m. CST

    adeceasedfan

    by gotilk

    Well, we are more likely to have a Katrina-like disaster than New Orleans is at this point. So we have that. lol Yeah, even I get sick of the sunshine here. It is pretty constant. Then again, we have summer days in the 100s. For WEEKS. It gets pretty exhausting.

  • June 30, 2012, 2:56 p.m. CST

    Man, that Friday TV talkback...

    by gotilk

    I swear that thing is filled with Maher-hating troll sock puppet accounts. I don't fall in line with Maher all the time. I'm not some super-fan. But man, the criticisms there against him don't even make sense. I looked into that "racism" accusation. Umm... he mentioned primates and in another part of the article mentioned the name of one black politician. And the accusation is that he was basically calling the guy a monkey. But he didn't. He said the primate comment at the beginning of the article, and named a few names later in the article. So... now it's racist to call Republicans monkeys IF a black Republican is mentioned in another part of the article? Yeah... those Republicans and their battle against racism. lol What a bunch of 'tards. Oops. Did I just insult Boehner? How do you put up with it, Herc? Without whipping out the banhammer. Obvious troll is obvious. I gotta give you credit for restraint.

  • June 30, 2012, 3:07 p.m. CST

    gotlik

    by adeceasedfan

    Try 100° days with 100% humidity. North Carolina summers can be brutal. Had a few unusually dry 80° days this month so that was nice. Herc, we need a Weather Channel Talkback around these parts. Captivating stuff. :)

  • June 30, 2012, 3:47 p.m. CST

    Uh oh, we're resorting to talking about the weather.

    by gotilk

    Is this the beginning of the end?? Nah. Ouch. I visited that area years ago. It was muggy, hot, wet and we had a plague of locusts or something when I was there. Then a mild hurricane. Great vacation. lol But then again I'll never forget Charleston, SC and visiting an aircraft carrier. Awesome.

  • June 30, 2012, 3:48 p.m. CST

    AICN is having real problems today.

    by gotilk

    Anyone getting pages that won't load randomly?

  • June 30, 2012, 4:01 p.m. CST

    AICN problems.

    by adeceasedfan

    Yes, since yesterday on mobile and online. Major hiccups.

  • June 30, 2012, 4:38 p.m. CST

    Weather? Okay.

    by L.H.Puttgrass

    South Louisiana: 94F tomorrow w/ 62% humidity I'd rather not talk about the heat index 'cuz it's been freakin' HOT!!

  • June 30, 2012, 4:42 p.m. CST

    Problems with the site? Just this.

    by L.H.Puttgrass

    "We're sorry, but something went wrong." "We've been notified about this issue and we'll take a look at it shortly." Otherwise, nothing. No problems at all. Time for homework. Gotta watch The Newsroom.

  • June 30, 2012, 6:48 p.m. CST

    Mitigating Steps

    by gotilk

    Weren't they a ska band in the 80s?

  • June 30, 2012, 8:17 p.m. CST

    I usually hate anything "indie" or "hipster"

    by gumbyandpokey

    But I really enjoyed Safety Not Guaranteed (don't know why it got to SE Wisconsin already). One question...can Aubrey Plaza act or is she just herself in every tv show or movie? And if you thought The Newsroom's premiere was a bit strident, preachy and sanctimonious, you ain't seen nothing yet, lol.

  • June 30, 2012, 8:56 p.m. CST

    AICN

    by WeLiveStill...OrNot

    I had problems with the site earlier. All good now. Inter-webs... what can ya do?

  • June 30, 2012, 9:25 p.m. CST

    North Carolina heat

    by Thomas

    I feel ya adeceasedfan... I think it hit 100 here in Wilmington yesterday and maybe again today. At least there is an ocean nearby...

  • June 30, 2012, 9:32 p.m. CST

    naggers_annoy_you

    by WeLiveStill...OrNot

    LMAO! Always good to see a SOUTH PARK fan around...

  • June 30, 2012, 9:39 p.m. CST

    gotilk

    by DrMorbius

    Totally agree that the Spidey covers are horrendous, but in the bookcase, all you see are the titles on the 'spines.' 20 minutes, and counting ... down.

  • June 30, 2012, 9:45 p.m. CST

    naggers...yeah man 105° today.

    by adeceasedfan

    That ocean breeze doesn't quite make it to Raleigh.

  • June 30, 2012, 9:46 p.m. CST

    drmorbius

    by WeLiveStill...OrNot

    You think THAT Spidey cover is bad... check out what's on the website. www.askmrkern.com

  • June 30, 2012, 10 p.m. CST

    spidey sux, he really, really sux

    by walt

    this spidey is for all the kids who grew up on the arad produced cartoons arad sux too

  • Spider-Man 2012 (Long version)? Bad? Egad! My dog ran out the room.

  • June 30, 2012, 10:05 p.m. CST

    puttgrass

    by WeLiveStill...OrNot

    LOL

  • June 30, 2012, 10:07 p.m. CST

    mr kern...do you ever go to grizzly games?

    by walt

    you should you should also support the blaze

  • June 30, 2012, 10:10 p.m. CST

    CALL IN

    by sparkyj7

    842-5376 or 1-800-640-5376 !

  • June 30, 2012, 10:10 p.m. CST

    I must say that I really liked The Newsroom.

    by L.H.Puttgrass

    Especially the first 9 minutes and the little twist at the very end. Being in Southern Louisiana, I may be a bit partial to the subject matter of their first broadcast.

  • I make that statement strictly on the principle of the thing alone.

  • and you have to hit the demo and you can say nothing and spidey sux

  • June 30, 2012, 10:20 p.m. CST

    those call in numbers need a black box

    by Hercules

    842-5376 or 1-800-640-5376 !

  • June 30, 2012, 10:20 p.m. CST

    waltkovacs

    by WeLiveStill...OrNot

    I'm a big supporter of minor league baseball. Havent been to see the Blaze this year and they are doing very well.

  • June 30, 2012, 10:23 p.m. CST

    Hiya fellas!!! Im on!!!!!! Great to see you all!!!

    by Jonathan

  • June 30, 2012, 10:23 p.m. CST

    l.h.puttgrass what does that mean?

    by walt

    i wouldve had no problem with a reboot had they either made it closer to the original series, or made it the ultimate spidey (which sux, but kids like) but they did neither and critics like it...cuz it aint a superhero movie...its a teen love story...and i believe that the majority of critics are closet pedo;s

  • June 30, 2012, 10:26 p.m. CST

    SPOILERS???

    by DrMorbius

  • June 30, 2012, 10:27 p.m. CST

    .....Question

    by sparkyj7

    Can someone please tell me who keeps paying for these Tyler Perry movies ?? It feels he puts out a new movie every 3 months.

  • June 30, 2012, 10:29 p.m. CST

    Aubrey Plaza hot? or average?

    by adeceasedfan

    And not average meaning bad, but just normal. Opinions.

  • June 30, 2012, 10:29 p.m. CST

    Can't help ya there Sparky, never seen one.

    by DrMorbius

  • June 30, 2012, 10:31 p.m. CST

    HOT

    by CelluloidNitrate

    But that's just, like, my opinion, man.

  • June 30, 2012, 10:31 p.m. CST

    Has SAFETY NOT GUARANTEED opened wide yet?

    by DrMorbius

  • June 30, 2012, 10:31 p.m. CST

    sparkyj7

    by adeceasedfan

    Opening weekends are always packed for Perry's films around my parts anyway.

  • June 30, 2012, 10:34 p.m. CST

    i wanna know how many times tom cruise has seen magic mike

    by walt

  • June 30, 2012, 10:35 p.m. CST

    Aubrey Plaza

    by Hercules

    SUPER hot.

  • June 30, 2012, 10:36 p.m. CST

    Drmorbius

    by CelluloidNitrate

    It expanded, but still not that wide, sadly. Yeah, sadly, that's what she said.

  • June 30, 2012, 10:36 p.m. CST

    Olivia Munn topless scene in Magic Mike.

    by DrMorbius

  • June 30, 2012, 10:36 p.m. CST

    Magic Mike broke Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes up????

    by Jonathan

  • June 30, 2012, 10:38 p.m. CST

    thnx celluloidnitrate

    by DrMorbius

  • June 30, 2012, 10:40 p.m. CST

    penis in a penis pump scene!!!

    by DrMorbius

  • June 30, 2012, 10:41 p.m. CST

    Stefani, does the guy playing Tarzan have a big part in the movie?

    by adeceasedfan

  • June 30, 2012, 10:43 p.m. CST

    soooo..................................

    by Jonathan

  • June 30, 2012, 10:43 p.m. CST

    why the hell is Magic Mike even a damn topic??

    by Jonathan

  • June 30, 2012, 10:44 p.m. CST

    adeceasedfan ... not really.

    by DrMorbius

  • June 30, 2012, 10:45 p.m. CST

    Thx doc.

    by adeceasedfan

  • June 30, 2012, 10:46 p.m. CST

    Magic Mike or Tyler Perry ?

    by sparkyj7

  • June 30, 2012, 10:47 p.m. CST

    Jon

    by CelluloidNitrate

    It's a big release, and making a heck of a lot of money. It'd be a little disingenuous to not cover it.

  • June 30, 2012, 10:47 p.m. CST

    if magic mike had balls, it would be based in gay clubs

    by walt

    where most of these guys actually get work

  • June 30, 2012, 10:49 p.m. CST

    magic mike needs carlton and the fresh prince

    by walt

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GCFRJEjM3fc

  • June 30, 2012, 10:53 p.m. CST

    TED was very funny, sometimes extremely so ...

    by DrMorbius

    the ending was pretty wak though.

  • June 30, 2012, 10:55 p.m. CST

    cut off the best part of that bit ... what gives?

    by DrMorbius

  • June 30, 2012, 10:56 p.m. CST

    Funny thing about Showgirls...

    by adeceasedfan

    It opened same weekend as Seven. At the theater I saw it all the guys went to Showgirls and their gf's went to Seven b/c of Brad Pitt. It was the most bizarre reconciliation of couples afterwards.

  • June 30, 2012, 10:57 p.m. CST

    does kunis get naked?

    by walt

    i wanna see her tiny boobies

  • June 30, 2012, 11:01 p.m. CST

    Mmm...meatloaf monday. Was that you welivestill...ornot?

    by adeceasedfan

  • June 30, 2012, 11:01 p.m. CST

    Wasn't there supposed to be a giveaway of some sort, last week?

    by DrMorbius

  • June 30, 2012, 11:03 p.m. CST

    Weeds last season starting tomorrow

    by sparkyj7

    ...am I the only one that watches this show...sorry I'm in love with Mary Louise Parker

  • Just kidding.

  • June 30, 2012, 11:10 p.m. CST

    Better late than never. What'd I miss?

    by gotilk

    Hi savages.

  • June 30, 2012, 11:11 p.m. CST

    Its been a boring show...all talk about Magic Mike

    by Jonathan

  • June 30, 2012, 11:11 p.m. CST

    gotilk...Magic Mike talk.

    by adeceasedfan

  • June 30, 2012, 11:11 p.m. CST

    Not exciting stuff

    by Jonathan

  • June 30, 2012, 11:12 p.m. CST

    Good luck with the tickets!

    by gotilk

    Not in LA area here.

  • June 30, 2012, 11:12 p.m. CST

    Machete don't tweet!!!

    by DrMorbius

  • June 30, 2012, 11:12 p.m. CST

    had to make it an orci movie...didntya

    by walt

  • June 30, 2012, 11:13 p.m. CST

    And a new Carpet Cave spot...

    by adeceasedfan

    Now with Urineoff!

  • June 30, 2012, 11:13 p.m. CST

    Where's l.h.puttgrass

    by gotilk

    Not the same without him. Hope he shows.

  • June 30, 2012, 11:13 p.m. CST

    Im not gonna tweet...I live in GA...no chance I could go

    by Jonathan

  • June 30, 2012, 11:14 p.m. CST

    Carpet Cave with URINEOFF???

    by gotilk

    Genius!

  • June 30, 2012, 11:16 p.m. CST

    mr kfi is mark germaine...brilliant radio host

    by walt

    now basically out of the biz because of the fucks at cumulus

  • June 30, 2012, 11:17 p.m. CST

    You know what? I think I pulled in Ask Mr KFI

    by gotilk

    years ago. I think I remember that show. I used to try to pull in distant stations on AM years ago. Huge antennae.

  • June 30, 2012, 11:18 p.m. CST

    waltkovacs

    by gotilk

    Always sad news. I hate what's happened to radio. We're lucky this show exists. There are others, but this one is pretty precious.

  • June 30, 2012, 11:20 p.m. CST

    I get shows out of Boston and Chicago late nights on AM.

    by adeceasedfan

  • June 30, 2012, 11:21 p.m. CST

    germaine did a show with no call screener, guest or topics

    by walt

    it was flying without a net...it got wacky he was the first guy who said the power crisis was bullshit and being created by enron and other power companies...they called him a leftwing nut...he was right he was taken off the air and replaced by phil hendrie...another genius he then went to kabc...and became mr kabc then citadel bought the station and fucked it up now he is basically out of radio, cuz the huge conglomerates dont get him radio sux

  • June 30, 2012, 11:23 p.m. CST

    TED shoulda been dressed as an EWOK or CHEWBACCA!

    by DrMorbius

  • i think this and one show in florida (which is more cult) are all that are left everything else is podcast

  • June 30, 2012, 11:24 p.m. CST

    Ive met patrick Stewart...glad there's work for him after X-Men

    by Jonathan

  • June 30, 2012, 11:25 p.m. CST

    Too soon mike.

    by adeceasedfan

  • June 30, 2012, 11:25 p.m. CST

    THATS RACIST!!!!!!!!

    by Jonathan

  • June 30, 2012, 11:25 p.m. CST

    Oh man, that's great.

    by gotilk

    Worst rap of all time. Hilarious.

  • June 30, 2012, 11:25 p.m. CST

    Spiderman theme...on ebonics????

    by Jonathan

  • June 30, 2012, 11:26 p.m. CST

    so racists!!!! and its not even the south?

    by Jonathan

  • June 30, 2012, 11:28 p.m. CST

    welivestill...ornot / waltkovacs - Okay, here's my problem with it.

    by L.H.Puttgrass

    Raimi. The suits at Sony bent him over and just went to town! After doing such a great job with Spidey 1 & 2, they for some reason felt it was necessary to mess with him on Spidey 3. Shoehorning in the Venom character. I don't know how far that went. Did it include the symbiote alien that becomes the black suit? The Emo Peter Parker? How much further did their meddling go? What would it have been if they just left him alone? How pissed off was Raimi during filming? Did that affect the outcome? We'll never know. What we do know is that while he was putting together Spidey 4, the suits yanked the rug out from under him. Apparently, they didn't like where 4 was going and blamed him for the problems with 3. They said they wanted to reboot the franchise with a teenage, still in high school Peter Parker. And then they cast a guy who is ten years too old. He'll be 30 next year. Can he play the part? I don't know. I just know what they said they were going to and what they've done. And that they thought this was better than letting Raimi do Spidey 4. They created the problem in 3 and now, trying to cover their asses after cutting out Raimi and needing to make a movie to keep the rights to make Spiderman movies, they're putting out this quickly made reboot. Maybe Webb made a good movie, maybe he didn't. I just hate all the behind the scenes shenanigans that led to this. Screw those stupid Sony suits!

  • June 30, 2012, 11:29 p.m. CST

    kidding about the racism...Im just sleepy...and white

    by Jonathan

  • June 30, 2012, 11:31 p.m. CST

    LOVED The Newsroom.

    by gotilk

    I think people are missing it when they say the show is preachy. It's more of a fantasy. It's what you'd WANT a newsroom to be. Young, enthusiastic people DYING to get to the truth. Saying F the corporation that owns the show and the advertisers. Just bringing you the raw truth. Definitely a fantasy.

  • June 30, 2012, 11:32 p.m. CST

    THERE YOU are L.H.! Great to see you.

    by gotilk

    You scared me, man.

  • June 30, 2012, 11:33 p.m. CST

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ShZja8RlLlc&feature=related

    by Jonathan

  • June 30, 2012, 11:34 p.m. CST

    Run an ad....

    by gotilk

    get a pizza.

  • June 30, 2012, 11:36 p.m. CST

    Save with the cave!

    by gotilk

    Modern day floors at prehistoric prices. I mean these prices are Jurassic. Paleolithic!! We're practically Neanderthal , but that came later.

  • June 30, 2012, 11:37 p.m. CST

    gotilk - The Newsroom

    by L.H.Puttgrass

    I really liked this show. It's on my DVR for series recording. There's so many ways to interpret that last scene after the elevator doors close...

  • June 30, 2012, 11:38 p.m. CST

    Thanks, jon_n_ga

    by gotilk

    I'm looking forward to reading his book.

  • June 30, 2012, 11:38 p.m. CST

    Louie was hilarious.

    by gotilk

    Love that show. But man, Herc. You've seen new Breaking Bad!! That's killing me.

  • June 30, 2012, 11:38 p.m. CST

    Puttgrass

    by CelluloidNitrate

    I agree with you completely. I was really looking forward to the fourth Raimi based on what was leaking out at the time. Sony dropping Raimi and company and announcing the reboot in such short order left a really bad taste in my mouth.

  • June 30, 2012, 11:39 p.m. CST

    Louie fucking rules! Love that man.

    by adeceasedfan

  • June 30, 2012, 11:41 p.m. CST

    The expressions on his face as his girlfriend is talking to him

    by gotilk

    at the beginning... expressed every frustration I have ever had in a relationship.

  • June 30, 2012, 11:42 p.m. CST

    l.h.puttgrass

    by gotilk

    It's okay... AND I get it.

  • June 30, 2012, 11:44 p.m. CST

    What does this site need?

    by L.H.Puttgrass

    A way to Expand the talkback from the bottom of the stack. There's an Expand All / Collapse All at the top. But no where else.

  • June 30, 2012, 11:44 p.m. CST

    As a divorced father of two, I live vicariously through Louie's misery.

    by adeceasedfan

  • June 30, 2012, 11:45 p.m. CST

    Im not ready for a new Spidey movie....

    by Jonathan

  • June 30, 2012, 11:46 p.m. CST

    Well at least the episodes are awesome.

    by gotilk

    So glad Mike is back. I was scared for him.

  • June 30, 2012, 11:48 p.m. CST

    Oh man... see every Breaking Bad episode asap.

    by gotilk

    You're missing the best show on TV.

  • June 30, 2012, 11:48 p.m. CST

    Cat talk...Yes!

    by adeceasedfan

  • June 30, 2012, 11:49 p.m. CST

    BASH the living HELL outta SPIDERMAN!!!!!

    by Jonathan

  • June 30, 2012, 11:49 p.m. CST

    bash spidey. cuz if guardians is animated, could be good

    by walt

  • June 30, 2012, 11:49 p.m. CST

    As a fan of Guardians of the Galaxy from way back...

    by gotilk

    I want to see it, but I'm not sure the audience will show up for it.

  • June 30, 2012, 11:50 p.m. CST

    or talk about Tom Cruise breaking up with Jerry Sandusky

    by Jonathan

  • June 30, 2012, 11:50 p.m. CST

    I mean, Katie Holmes

    by Jonathan

  • June 30, 2012, 11:50 p.m. CST

    On behalf of L.H. I vote pre-bashing Spidey.

    by gotilk

    My vote for you friend.

  • June 30, 2012, 11:50 p.m. CST

    I submit that the last segment be about Prometheus.

    by adeceasedfan

  • June 30, 2012, 11:51 p.m. CST

    adeceasedfan

    by gotilk

    ROFL!!

  • June 30, 2012, 11:51 p.m. CST

    Ahhhhh....

    by NOBLOODNODALLAS

    must.....wait.....2 ....more......weeks! Breaking Bad.......AHHHHHHHHH!

  • June 30, 2012, 11:51 p.m. CST

    We're number one.

    by gotilk

    By the way.

  • June 30, 2012, 11:54 p.m. CST

    Great one, Stefani!

    by gotilk

    That was funny. You need to speak up more, you're funny.

  • June 30, 2012, 11:55 p.m. CST

    fuck breaking bad season 5 sounds awesome

    by jsfithaca

    herc did jesse plemons show up in the first two eps? are you allowed to say? i know hes been cast

  • June 30, 2012, 11:57 p.m. CST

    Prometheus vs. Spidey...black goo = symbiote.

    by adeceasedfan

  • June 30, 2012, 11:57 p.m. CST

    waltkovacs

    by gotilk

    When I was a kid, a friend of my sister gave me a huge box of comics to read and Gaurdians was my absolute favorite. Out of Avengers, Iron Man, Spidey, etc etc. Just adored those comics.

  • June 30, 2012, 11:58 p.m. CST

    MORE SM BASHING!!!!!!

    by Jonathan

  • June 30, 2012, 11:58 p.m. CST

    A lot of people dislike Kirby.

    by gotilk

    I'm not one of them, but I have talked to a ton of people who thought that all the characters looked related to each other, stuff like that.

  • June 30, 2012, 11:58 p.m. CST

    what???????? that was a micro segment!!!!

    by Jonathan

  • June 30, 2012, 11:59 p.m. CST

    It cannot be over...

    by gotilk

    Man that last hour went by fast. Bummer. THIRD HOUR!!!

  • July 1, 2012, midnight CST

    herc hates kirby? even the 4th world stuff?

    by walt

    omg. if it wasnt for kirby, i wouldnt have gotten into comics you bastard raimi used the death of gwen stacey arc for the first movie...sans the death he didnt know that he would be getting a sequel, or else he wouldve stuck closer to the comics

  • July 1, 2012, midnight CST

    I missed most of the first hour, but great show guys!

    by gotilk

    I'll catch it in the archives.

  • July 1, 2012, midnight CST

    THIIIIIIIIIIIRRRRRRRDDDDDD HOOOOOOUUUUUURRR!!!!!!!!

    by adeceasedfan

  • July 1, 2012, 12:02 a.m. CST

    Back to the stop Obama express now...

    by gotilk

    :( First stop, OhcrapRomneyIsTheAlternativeVille.

  • July 1, 2012, 12:02 a.m. CST

    It's been fun guys.

    by gotilk

    But not fungi. I'll be back in a while.

  • July 1, 2012, 12:03 a.m. CST

    gotilk guardians was pretty much a remake of john carter

    by walt

    the badoon? earthman out of time and place i just didnt know it at the time if they use the first series, will make a great animated feature...and could lead to sequels they should not try it as live action, as it will be far too expensive

  • July 1, 2012, 12:05 a.m. CST

    Thanks, everyone!

    by WeLiveStill...OrNot

    You guys make my week. Be safe and have a great 4th.

  • July 1, 2012, 12:06 a.m. CST

    Guardians of the Galaxy

    by CelluloidNitrate

    I *loved* the 80s Guardians and have liked what I've seen of the recent revival. Vance Astro was one of my favorite heroes, and I'll line up now if a vacuum-sealed Vance is the head of this cinematic team. I wonder if they'd use the Cosmic Cube to beam Captain America to the future and have him take the Vance role, giving it an intimate connective tissue to The Avengers.

  • July 1, 2012, 12:08 a.m. CST

    Waltkovacs

    by CelluloidNitrate

    The little info that's come out about Guardians is that it'll lead directly into Avengers 2, so it's looking live action of the rumors are to believed.

  • July 1, 2012, 12:09 a.m. CST

    Goodnight all. :'(

    by adeceasedfan

  • I'll go with one from last week's TB that has probably been seen by no one: Tribble String Theory This one is rumored to be directed by Tom Six. It apparently has something to do with tribbles, string, KY jelly, and oddly enough, some kind of perverse activity.

  • July 1, 2012, 12:14 a.m. CST

    People Like Us (also from last week's TB)

    by L.H.Puttgrass

    Capt. Kirk (Pine) and the Enterprise crew try to figure out why all the aliens they meet seem to always look like humans with different kinds of bumps and shapes on their heads. Somebody asks about Spock's ears and a fight breaks out on the bridge. At no point in the movie is Facebook mentioned. And I think that's for the best.

  • July 1, 2012, 12:15 a.m. CST

    "herc hates kirby?"

    by Hercules

    Believe me, I wish I could see what everybody else sees in the guy. But I'd be lying if I said I love his stuff. I apparently have odd taste in art generally. I love Bryan Hitch's stuff, for example, but people are always telling me he's a hack.

  • July 1, 2012, 12:27 a.m. CST

    "Where Shatner has gone before..."

    by L.H.Puttgrass

    More time travel shenanigans. This time we end up with Pine's Kirk vs Shatner's Kirk. Shatner's 60's Kirk! Over here we have Mr. Shit. And over here we have Mr. Fan. Have you guys met? Don't answer that! 'Cuz you're about to bros!

  • July 1, 2012, 12:31 a.m. CST

    hitch is not a hack. love his stuff

    by walt

    i would never have picked up the ultimates if it wasnt for his art...millar is the hack and his work on the authority is brilliant...especially his take on kirby....hah btw, if you ever watch docs on kirby, most artists say they first hated his work, as it doesnt follow any rules...and thats the point he made them up...and its brilliant

  • to do it right would cost 250 mil....and the guardians are supposed to take place in 3000 put it in our universe and say goodbye to vance remember, these studios dont want an actor to not show his face

  • July 1, 2012, 12:55 a.m. CST

    The Search for Magrathea

    by L.H.Puttgrass

    Turns out in this alternate timeline / universe, when Vulcans hit their Pon Farr they don't just have to get to their mates or die. They both have to get to Vulcan also. Which is now a problem since somebody destroyed it. Kirk and the Enterprise are asked to find a place that is thought to be only a legend in writings of old civilizations. The planet making planet, MAGRATHEA! Will they find it? Can they find a myth? How improbably-likely is it? Vulcans are dropping dead left and right with nowhere to go. Somebody needs to make another Vulcan before we run out of Vulcans! And there ain't that many Vulcans left to begin with! Drink some beer! Relax! Grab your towel and get ready! J.J.Abrams is coming at you with dynamite in both fists! It's "The Search for Magrathea"!!!

  • July 1, 2012, 1:44 a.m. CST

    The Enemy Within

    by L.H.Puttgrass

    McCoy gets split into two people after a transporter malfunction. One seems to be the good old country doctor we all know and love. The other appears to be disoriented by his new surroundings. After obtaining a weapon, he goes on a paranoid rampage thru the ship. He kills several crewmen, telling them that "they have been judged guilty!". Spock fights him and subdues him with a neck pinch. Both doctors are put on the transporter pad. Before Scotty energizes the transporter, the other McCoy mutters,"...man, I... gotta get back to Mega-City One..." Bones seems fine after, but later Kirk notices that he is more of an asshole than normal.

  • July 1, 2012, 1:46 a.m. CST

    Oh well, I got no more tonight.

    by L.H.Puttgrass

  • July 1, 2012, 2:06 a.m. CST

    This is for l.h. and gotilk. Magic Pike

    by adeceasedfan

    The Enterprise embarks on a rescue mission after receiving a distress call from a long lost ship. Turns out to be a ruse and Capt. Pike is captured by a race of giant gay scrotum headed beings, The Tailosians. They probe his 'ahem' mind to create a fantasy world where he must strip in a cage to entice a female crash survivor and eventually repopulate the planet with male stripper slaves. Pike refuses and narrowly escapes. Meanwhile, Nu-Spock willingly agrees to stay behind and 'Work it' for the sack domed captors. Set phasers to 'Stunning!' Followed by sequels Magic Pike II: The Bath of Khum and Magic Pike III: The Search for Cock

  • July 1, 2012, 2:09 a.m. CST

    To think this is why I can't sleep.

    by adeceasedfan

    This talkback has broke my brain.

  • July 1, 2012, 3:18 a.m. CST

    welivestill...ornot NO thank YOU

    by gotilk

    You and your show make my week. Is that sad in a way? Who cares? True is true. Love it all, wish I had heard 100% of the show this time, but duties called. With bad timing. What can you do? See you next week. Hope I get a chance to actually call in some time.

  • July 1, 2012, 3:19 a.m. CST

    adeceasedfan

    by gotilk

    You had me at "set phasers for STUNNING". I can just hear that being said in that stereotypical gay voice. Too funny, man. Too funny.

  • July 1, 2012, 3:20 a.m. CST

    Ask Mr KERN!

    by gotilk

    It breaks your brain. Okay, maybe not the best slogan. Back to the drawing board.

  • July 1, 2012, 3:24 a.m. CST

    On Kirby

    by gotilk

    I remember as a kid trying to draw characters with that characteristic Kirby "energy" stuff (lots of circles and color, beams of light, energy bubbles, etc) shooting out of their hands, weapons, etc. I did that for years and eventually kind of got it down.

  • July 1, 2012, 10:45 a.m. CST

    adeceasedfan - Now that's twisted fun!

    by L.H.Puttgrass

    Magic Pike Magic Pike II: The Bath of Khum Magic Pike III: The Search for Cock That's just too damn funny! Well done!

  • July 1, 2012, 11:25 a.m. CST

    So now comes the second most fun part, huh L.H.?

    by gotilk

    Keeping this sucker going all friggen week. We can do it!! and THIRD HOUR!!! THIRD HOUR!!! We could call all their sponsors and request that they call the station and ask for a third hour. NO!!! NO!!! That might actually have the opposite effect. Just kidding, guys.

  • When I was a kid I just thought it was jibberish. Maresedose n dohseedotes n liddleamseydivey! Funny. Well, at least to me it is after getting very little sleep. I'm going to check my pill box and make sure that Saturday's slot is indeed empty. lol

  • July 1, 2012, 11:28 a.m. CST

    Gosh. I am still awake.

    by gotilk

    I got maybe 2 hours sleep. It gets literally nuts here sometimes at night. Dang dementia. Seriously. I have to deal with that crap every day.

  • July 1, 2012, 11:35 a.m. CST

    thx guys. The floor is yours until next Saturday. Have fun!

    by adeceasedfan

  • Just kiddin', man. Would love to have ya, but I get it. Stick around if you can, but see you Saturday if you can't.

  • July 1, 2012, 12:47 p.m. CST

    No, seriously. This is a blast.

    by gotilk

    Trust me.

  • July 1, 2012, 1 p.m. CST

    Okay so many blast is a slight exaggeration.

    by gotilk

    But we do enjoy our traditions here.

  • July 1, 2012, 1:01 p.m. CST

    Okay so many was supposed to be maybe.

    by gotilk

    And all that.

  • July 1, 2012, 1:02 p.m. CST

    So, umm... how did Olivia Munn's boobs look?

    by gotilk

    Nice and perky, or did she get a boob job? Hope not.

  • July 1, 2012, 1:07 p.m. CST

    It seems like these days the only time they do whip them out

    by gotilk

    is to show them off after they get those horrific, mutilating boob jobs. Someone should take out an ad in Variety saying simply... "Dear Hollywood actresses' boobs: We love you just the way you are. And after you get a boob job, we'd rather not see them. The time to show them off is when they're still attractive. END the shame! Accept yourselves just the way you are. We love you already." Signed: Everyone with taste and over 28-ish. Let's face it, for the most part the only people who actually like boob jobs are teens and other guys who are more interested in impressing their dads and male friends than what the ladies themselves look like. I know, harsh. But I think there's at least a little bit of truth to it. Bottom line... boobs sag a little after a few years. It's natural. It's maturity.

  • July 1, 2012, 1:09 p.m. CST

    Jeeze, is it really going to be just me this time?

    by gotilk

    I got your back this week, L.H. I swear.

  • July 1, 2012, 2:38 p.m. CST

    I guess so

    by gotilk

    at least for a while. C'mon folks! This carpet cave aint gettin' any plusher.

  • July 1, 2012, 5:45 p.m. CST

    I gotta check out the archive.

    by Shermdawg

    God damn lightning storms and power outages causing to miss the show.

  • July 1, 2012, 7:10 p.m. CST

    Breaking Bad

    by the_ted

    So...what was discussed? Any word on whether it has maintained its quality?

  • July 1, 2012, 7:11 p.m. CST

    shermdawg - You didn't get any damage from those storms did you?

    by L.H.Puttgrass

    Looks like it caught people by surprise. It got bad in a hurry. Hope you and yours are okay.

  • July 1, 2012, 8:17 p.m. CST

    gotilk - You got that right!

    by L.H.Puttgrass

    Hey! Hollywood Starlets! Leave your breasts alone! I like a natural looking body. That's true beauty. And while we're on the subject, I don't really care for tattoos or piercings either. Look your age ladies, and own it!

  • July 1, 2012, 8:42 p.m. CST

    Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Blown Out an Airlock

    by L.H.Puttgrass

    The Enterprise gets into some very heavy shit involving a large Klingon fleet of warships, their invasion of Federation space, and a "Q" apparently stirring it up! But we don't see all of this because the entire movie is seen thru the eyes of two scared shitless red shirts. Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are two guys in the Engine Room whose duties usually keep them in the bowels of the ship. But not anymore! They spend their time in the movie running from explosions, Klingons, more explosions, more Klingons, general anarchy and high anxiety. And then they're blown out an airlock. In Imax 3D.

  • July 1, 2012, 8:47 p.m. CST

    Oh shit Sherm, you're in VA, right?

    by adeceasedfan

    Hope everything's alright.

  • July 1, 2012, 9:03 p.m. CST

    Should I have said, "blown out OF an airlock."?

    by L.H.Puttgrass

    Naaaa. I like the curt, irreverent, "fuck you, you're a red shirt" feel of 'blown out an airlock.'. It fits.

  • July 1, 2012, 9:11 p.m. CST

    Everything's fine, no damage.

    by Shermdawg

    Just a lot of sitting around and sweatin', and yeah that shit came out of nowhere.

  • July 1, 2012, 9:21 p.m. CST

    gotilk - Maresedose n dohseedotes n liddleamseydivey?

    by L.H.Puttgrass

    Do you mean http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3oSyr8mHY4 or http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dny_JDlwGFM or perhaps http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CtkeJdNtmkM or even perhaps maybe http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_1uQ9wn0qQ ??? Never heard of it. ;)

  • July 1, 2012, 9:52 p.m. CST

    shermdawg - Glad you're okay.

    by L.H.Puttgrass

    Mother Nature can be a real Bitch!

  • July 1, 2012, 10:40 p.m. CST

    Ya know, Stargate isnt such a bad movie

    by Jonathan

  • July 2, 2012, 12:53 a.m. CST

    L.H.

    by gotilk

    Yep. Those.

  • July 2, 2012, 12:54 a.m. CST

    jon_n_ga

    by gotilk

    Yeah, not too bad. They'll never turn it into a franchise though.

  • July 2, 2012, 12:55 a.m. CST

    Yeah shermdawg, you were missed.

    by gotilk

    It was a pretty good show. Herc said that Breaking Bad just keeps getting better each season. So I assume that means.... OH HELL YES!! I love that show.

  • July 2, 2012, 12:56 a.m. CST

    So what's with this Jack Reacharound movie?

    by gotilk

    Something about Beers, steers and....

  • July 2, 2012, 1:33 a.m. CST

    I suggest a Jack Reacharound re-boot already.

    by gotilk

    The Amazing Reacharound!!

  • July 2, 2012, 1:34 a.m. CST

    ...with sneakers.

    by gotilk

    That one's for you jon_n_ga.

  • The Amazing BAD! ...with sneakers.

  • July 2, 2012, 1:03 p.m. CST

    Dang....no-one here this time.

    by gotilk

    I expected a few at least. Oh well. I'll keep checking in. Hope you're all having a great Monday.

  • July 3, 2012, 2:08 a.m. CST

    Just me I guess.

    by gotilk

    That's fine, I'll take it.

  • July 3, 2012, 2:09 a.m. CST

    I'm reading A Clash Of Kings.

    by gotilk

    Great so far. I love all the detail left out of the series. I'm having a blast with it.

  • July 4, 2012, 1:35 a.m. CST

    Andy Griffith is gone.

    by L.H.Puttgrass

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNxLxTZHKM8& I will miss him.

  • July 4, 2012, 10:12 a.m. CST

    I'll miss him too.

    by gotilk

    He always reminded me of my dad. Except always there, nicer, more reliable and with a most likely listed phone number. No, but seriously, I will dearly miss the man. I could always count on Andy for a wholesome laugh and a sense that there was fairness in the world still. He played a good man and he was a good man. He will be missed.

  • July 4, 2012, 10:13 a.m. CST

    Happy Fourth of July you Savages/Animals! And Mr KERN folks!

    by gotilk

    Blow some stuff up! Make some stuff smoke (or alternately... you know) and celebrate our independence. Have a great holiday, people!

  • July 4, 2012, 2:10 p.m. CST

    Gotilk and l.h.puttgrass. Re: Andy Griffith

    by adeceasedfan

    Very sad indeed. The Andy Griffith Show was a staple in my house. I can only hope to instill the kind of values and lessons that show exhibited to my children. We frequent a local park near N.C. State that has a wonderful bronze of Andy and Opie with their fishin' poles that is a great reminder of simpler times. RIP Andy.

  • July 4, 2012, 2:56 p.m. CST

    Btw Savage Animals sounds like a Scorpions album.

    by adeceasedfan

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