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March Is Metal: Disturbed’s ‘The Sickness’ MP3 For $6.99

Posted: 31 Mar 2012 05:00 AM PDT

This month has been very special. March Is Metal says Amazon and to celebrate your favorite music, the site has decided to offer hundreds of metal albums at low prices. One choice pick is that of the MP3 version of Disturbed's debut album The Sickness available for $6.99. The Sickness was released in 2000 and [...]

Blu-ray Deal: Toy Story Ultimate Toy Box Collection

Posted: 30 Mar 2012 08:00 PM PDT

Toy Story Trilogy Blu-ray

Right now the Toy Story Ultimate Toy Box Collection Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Combo Edition Box Set is on sale for $49.99 (that's 50% off the list price of $100).

This 10-disc Blu-ray Combo box set contains all three Disney/Pixar animated Toy Story films -- Toy Story, Toy Story 2, Toy Story 3 -- in collectible packaging. The sert also includes the movies on DVD, as well as digital copies for each, along with tons of bonus features.

Note, this sale is valid only through Saturday, March 31, 2012, until 11:59pm PST while supplies last.

There's also a sale through the end of the month where you can save 50% on Disney Movie Collections on Blu-ray box sets, on titles like The Lion King Trilogy, Pirates of the Caribbean Four-Movie Collection, and Cars Director's Edition [...]

$5 MP3 Album Deal: David Bowie’s ‘Hunky Dory’

Posted: 30 Mar 2012 07:00 PM PDT

David Bowie: Hunky Dory

As part of Amazon's monthly $5 MP3 album deal for March 2012, David Bowie's Hunky Dory is on sale for only $5.

This wonderful 1971 album by music's greatest chameleon, David Bowie, finds him in an early phase of his career. But, it is still a mélange of different sounds and styles that he would find himself interchanging as easily as shedding musical skin later on in his career. Hunky Dory, which contains one of his most well known songs, "Changes," also has tunes as diverse as the cabaret style "Fill Your Heart," the aching "Life on Mars?," the steely knives pointed at the songs "Andy Warhol" and "Song for Bob Dylan," the out and out rocking "Queen Bitch," and the haunting "The Bewlay Brothers."

Browse the main sale page to see the other 99 albums on sale for only $5 each in MP3 format through the end of March 2012.

Also, don't forget, March Is Metal, so check out all the sales on all things metal! [...]

Netflix Review: American: The Bill Hicks Story

Posted: 30 Mar 2012 06:00 PM PDT

Netflix Review: American: The Bill Hicks Story

American: The Bill Hicks Story Netflix Streaming
DVD | Blu-Ray
Written, Produced, and Directed by Matt Harlock and Paul Thomas
Starring Bill Hicks, Dwight Slade, Kevin Booth, John Farneti
BBC Worldwide
Originally Released: October 23, 2009

"That's right. When L.A. falls in the fuckin' ocean and is flushed away, all it will leave is Arizona Bay" – Bill Hicks, 1993.

American: The Story Of Bill Hicks is actually a UK-made film that takes a look at the life, the history, the drive, the wit, and the significance of the visionary comic Bill Hicks. With a unique visual presentation, and interviews with family members and friends who he performed with, the documentary gives a unique inside view into the advancement of Hicks both as a person and as a performer [...]

The Hunger Games: The Film vs The Book

Posted: 30 Mar 2012 05:02 PM PDT

Hunger Games

I read The Hunger Games for a couple of reasons: pop culture relevance and simple curiosity. I wanted to get it read prior to the release of the film, too. The book is simple and incredibly melodramatic, but it's also surprisingly engrossing and the characters are quite well rendered. It feels like a hundred other genre all-ages books I've read and it also lacks a central voice, other than the fact that "bad people suck," to quote a friend. The classic genre films and books of this type had something to say deeper, and at least to the author, more important than just the adventures of so and so.

What this book and film has is a well-developed and interesting female hero in Katniss Everdeen. She's strong and imperfect, but a good role model for young girls, unlike a certain vampire lover we all know too well. Now a good role model for young girls isn't a requirement for me to like a book or movie, but if kids are going to grab onto this story, at least the hero is worth their time [...]

Must Watch: Incredible Fan-Made ‘BioShock’ Short Film ‘New Year’s End’

Posted: 30 Mar 2012 04:00 PM PDT

BioShock Banner

Being internet-less for a few days can feel like an eternity when you know how many bits of news and entertainment and information you're missing out on. For me, that was this week.

Of of the gems missed out on earlier this week was this fan-made short prequel to the brilliant video game BioShock, titled New Year's End: A BioShock Short Film, which anyone who's played and loved the games should enjoy watching immensely. [...]

Got $6,000 To Blow? Sideshow Collectibles Offering Life-Size ‘Star Wars’ Darth Malgus Figure

Posted: 30 Mar 2012 03:00 PM PDT

Darth Malgus Figure #1

Have you ever thought to yourself "Gee whiz, could I sure use a terrifying life-size Sith lord standing guard over my home!"? Well, if you happen to have $6,000 hiding somewhere deep within the cushions of your couch, you can now have it.

Sideshow Collectibles has unveiled a life-size Darth Malgus figure from Star Wars: The Old Republic, which is now available for pre-order.

You can see a full-size image of the figure below. [...]

Watch Now: ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ Trailer Done LEGO-Style

Posted: 30 Mar 2012 02:00 PM PDT

The Dark Knight Rises

In the past three months we've seen the theatrical trailer for this summer's eagerly-awaited Bat-sequel The Dark Knight Rises redone in the style of Batman: The Animated Series and mashed up with The Lion King. Now the inventive minds at Paranick Filmz have painstakingly created their own version of the trailer using LEGO toys and stop-motion animation.

You can watch the video here below [...]

Marvel’s Director Shortlist for ‘Captain America’ Sequel Revealed, Joe Johnston Not On There

Posted: 30 Mar 2012 12:45 PM PDT

With The Avengers set for release a little over a month from now Marvel Studios has good reason to celebrate. A decade ago the idea of getting Earth's mightiest heroes together in one movie was laughable given that the film rights to the various characters were owned by different Hollywood studios who weren't exactly receptive to the idea of a collaboration that would force them to share the potential wealth with their Tinseltown rivals. It wasn't until Marvel formed their own movie division and started financing blockbusters like Iron Man and Thor that the company could finally take control of their celluloid destiny [...]

$5 MP3 Album Deal: Blondie’s Greatest Hits

Posted: 30 Mar 2012 10:50 AM PDT

Blondie: Greatest Hits

As part of Amazon's monthly $5 MP3 album deals for March 2012, Blondie's Greatest Hits is on sale for only $5.

Born from the first wave of New York City punk rock in the mid 1970s, Blondie went from playing CBGB's to touring all around the world in a scant few years. They became a big part of the New Wave sound of the early 1980s, with memorable hit songs as "Call Me," "Heart of Glass," "The Tide is High," and "Rapture." This 19-song collection nicely includes those and other well known hits and not so well known nuggets.

Browse the main sale page to see the other 99 albums on sale for only $5 each in MP3 format through the end of March 2012.

Also, don't forget, March Is Metal, so check out all the sales on all things metal! [...]

Wait, What?! Eddie Murphy Playing Arnold Schwarzenegger, Danny DeVito’s Brother In ‘Twins’ Sequel?

Posted: 30 Mar 2012 10:00 AM PDT


1988's Twins is one of many guilty pleasures born of the '80s that plenty of people have seen and enjoyed for what it is. It's not a movie, however, that anyone ever expected to see a sequel for.

But we should all be familiar with the times we currently live in, and now, over two decades later, a sequel to Twins might just be heading our way.

And what's even more unexpected? It appears as though the hopes for said sequel is to have Eddie Murphy play the third brother to the original's oddball twins, returning stars Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito. [...]

Warner Bros. Unveils The Official ‘Man of Steel’ Logo

Posted: 30 Mar 2012 09:00 AM PDT

Henry Cavill - Superman

Other than an image released last year of Henry Cavill looking mighty Kryptonian, there hasn't been much seen on the promotional front for Man of Steel, the Zack Snyder-directed reboot of the Superman movie franchise. Now, Warner Bros. has released the film's official logo.

You can check out the image here below.

While there will probably never be a better Superman movie in my lifetime than the 1978 epic original directed by Richard Donner that cast the late Christopher Reeve in the role that would come to define his career (and in a sense his life), I am looking forward to seeing how Snyder, co-writers David Goyer and Jonathan Nolan, producer Christopher Nolan, and their amazing cast attempt to make the Last Son of Krypton a 21st century badass to compete on the big screen with his DC brother Batman and the Mighty Marvel Movie Bullpen [...]

‘Mars Attacks’ Musical Coming To Broadway

Posted: 30 Mar 2012 08:00 AM PDT

Mars Attacks: 21st Century Slaughter

Mars Attacks, the famous science-fiction trading card set, is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. And in doing so, its original creator and licensor Topps, one of the biggest companies of trading cards in the world, is partnering with comic book publishers IDW to take on a massive venture, taking the aliens attacks Earth story that it's based on to Broadway as a musical.

This big-budget musical, entitled Mars Attacks: 21st Century Slaughter, is to be written and produced by comic book veteran John Layman (Chew, Marvel Zombies vs. The Army of Darkness). In a statement released by Topps and IDW, Layman describes the undertaking of this project as an upbeat, sci-fi version of West Side Story. He also went on to say that like any good Broadway show, there will be catchy songs as well in the production [...]

March Is Metal: Anthrax ‘Among The Living’ CD For $5.99

Posted: 30 Mar 2012 07:25 AM PDT

Anthrax - Among The Living

Amazon has declared March Is Metal and is offering hundreds of metal albums at low prices. It doesn't come much more metal than Anthrax and their third album, Among The Living. The CD is available right now for only $5.99.

It's impossible to keep still to this album; it makes you want to jump around and bang your head. Recorded by what many consider to be the 'classic' Anthrax line-up of Scott Ian, Joey Belladonna, Frank Bello, Charlie Benante, and Dan Spitz, tracks like "Indians," "Caught In A Mosh," "Efilnikufesin (N.F.L.)," and not forgetting "I Am The Law" have become live staples in the 25 years since it was first released.

If you would like a digital copy of Among The Living, the MP3 download is available at $8.91 [...]

The Drill Down 227: A Journey Into Tech

Posted: 30 Mar 2012 06:53 AM PDT

This week, The Drill Down team (including occasional co-host TechMeme editor Lidija Davis) talk about employers asking prospective new hires for their Facebook (and other social) passwords and Facebook's reaction to that. Also, we look at the issues and reactions that have emerged in the two weeks since the launch of Apple's new iPad.

But first, this week's headlines... Apple to pay dividends, Kevin Rose to work for Google, Zynga buys OMGPOP, Facebook buys 750 patents from IBM, Nokia's Lumia 900 comes to AT&T, Obvtuse vs Svbtle, and Google shows you what you've been doing...on Google [...]

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