REVIEW - CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER
Guess who saw an early screening of Winter Soldier and had his mind completely blown away. This guy.
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I grew up a Marvel kid. I was mostly into Spider-Man and the X-Men universe. For some reason, the more straight-laced heroes like Iron-Man and Captain America were too boring and goody-goody for my super edgy 10-year-old tastes. I eventually got more into Image Comics and random other indie stuff, but I’d always go back to Marvel just to see what was up.
Then Iron-Man came out in theaters. It took a character I’d previously thought of as boring and turned him into a lovable, cocky, smart-ass version of Bruce Wayne. Then Captain America: The First Avenger was announced. Was it possible that Cap on screen could be more interesting than the corny whitebread Cap I remember from the 90’s?
Sort of.
Captain America was an alright movie (aside from the distractingly weird Skinny Steve Rogers), but it felt too montage-y — like they were trying to pack in too much. I’ve seen it about 5 times and still don’t remember most of what happens in the third act. That’s where my brain just switches off and I just stop caring.
But then Avengers (a.k.a. the greatest superhero movie of all time. Fight me.) came out followed by the trailers for Winter Soldier making it look all intense and epic, like Marvel’s version of Dark Knight Rises. And that’s basically what it is, but better.
The first bit of the film is just one giant awesome espionage scene on a ship that plays out like a stealth action game. Then some serious shit goes down, peeps can’t be trusted, and Cap and friends set out to right wrongs by punching faces and blowing things up.
Without spoiling anything, I can say that the choreography of not just the hand-to-hand combat, but the action sequences as a whole, are easily the best of any Marvel movie to date. The camera zooms and spins between Falcon dodging bullets in the sky, cars exploding into the air, Cap taking on swarms of dudes on the ground, and then there’s Nick Fury and Black Widow espionage stuff. It’s SO. DAMN. GOOD!
I feel like Chris Evans plays a way better Steve Rogers this time around. He has more of the character to work with. He misses his past, he feels betrayed by the government that he strove so hard to fight for in the first film, and he’s at a point where there’s really no one he can trust.
Anthony Mackie does as much as he can with the role. His character, Falcon, is introduced as a stand-up guy that Steve views as a trustworthyfellow soldier. He eventually becomes the only person he can turn to and is reduced to little more than a really cool device for action scenes and spouting the occasional campy one-liner while a majority of the real talking is left to the grown-ups. To be fair, he plays the role with all the enthusiasm and charm necessary to make the character likeable and it would have been tough to cram in some ridiculous backstory with all the other craziness going on.
Scarlett Johansson definitely takes the Black Widow character to a new level compared to previous films. She’s sort of a hit-or-miss actress for me, but she nailed it this time around. She displays a bad-ass tough chick confidence, but does a terrific job at adding a layer of sadness and vulnerability behind it all.
As for the Winter Soldier, Sebastian Stan freaking KILLS it. He’s menacing as shit and commands each scene he’s in with a vicious and lethal presence. The dude wears a mask covering his mouth for most of the film and has to do most of the acting with his eyes which is way harder than it sounds. I’ve already seen a crazy amount of fangirl swooning on Tumblr about his “OMG poor brainwashed sad guy I want to save” performance, so expect more once the film actually releases. A weird part of me kind of wants to see who gets fangirl’d on harder: Tom Hiddleston as Loki or Sebastian Stan as Winter Soldier. Chicks love tragic-ass bad boys.
What i love is how the whole scope of the film escalates from small-team-of-agents-on-a-boat to holy-shit-everyone-is-bad-everyone-will-die-this-is-epic-as-shit by the end of the second act; the repercussions of which will definitely be felt by the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe to a crazy degree. It will definitely be interesting to see how Captain America: The Winter Soldier will impact the next few films as well as the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. series.
All in all, Captain America: The Winter Soldier brings a well-balanced mix of action, intrigue, rich character moments, and is complete with all the fanboy inside winks and nods you’d expect from a Marvel film (and a pitch-perfect Pulp Fiction reference for Samuel L. Jackson fans). This film is leaps and bounds greater than the first Captain America and is on the same level as Avengers. If anything, this will definitely get you pumped for Phase 2.

REVIEW - CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER

Guess who saw an early screening of Winter Soldier and had his mind completely blown away. This guy.

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CAPTAIN AMERICA’S TO-DO LIST IS DIFFERENT IN OTHER COUNTRIES
Not sure if this is real or fake, but as more and more countries get their advance screenings of Winter Soldier, it seems like the scene of Cap’s to-do list that was posted last week has been tweaked for different territories. Makes sense to have different cultural references for different cultures. Above is a shot from the Korean version listing Dance Dance Revolution, Oldboy, and Ji-Sung Park. The version shown in England reportedly includes The Beatles, Sean Connery, and 1966 World Cup while the Colombian version apparently listed Shakira, of all things.
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CAPTAIN AMERICA’S TO-DO LIST IS DIFFERENT IN OTHER COUNTRIES

Not sure if this is real or fake, but as more and more countries get their advance screenings of Winter Soldier, it seems like the scene of Cap’s to-do list that was posted last week has been tweaked for different territories. Makes sense to have different cultural references for different cultures. Above is a shot from the Korean version listing Dance Dance Revolution, Oldboy, and Ji-Sung Park. The version shown in England reportedly includes The Beatles, Sean Connery, and 1966 World Cup while the Colombian version apparently listed Shakira, of all things.

(via Reddit)

RECORD STORE DAY GETS GEEKY WITH SCOTT PILGRIM AND GHOSTBUSTERS

Record Store Day is April 19th and the closer we get, the more info on exclusive releases trickles out. Sure, there’s plenty of cool stuff from all your favorite obscure indie bands or whatever (like a 5 LP set of LCD Soundsystem’s last show!), but what’s REALLY awesome is the Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game soundtrack featuring sexy tunes from Anamanaguchi. If that’s not enough awesomesauce to pour down your pants, there’s also a single of "Ghostbusters" by Ray Parker Jr. with the original song plus dance remixes, but more importantly, it glows in the motherfreaking dark.

Record Store Day is a way to celebrate and support independently owned record stores all over the world. Each year musicians release exclusive rare vinyls and, in a way, it’s kind of like collecting Pokémon. Check out the full list of releases announced so far here and be sure to check with your local record store to make sure they’re ordering that weird rare thing you want.

CAPTAIN AMERICA’S TO-DO LIST
Here’s a screenshot from Captain America: The Winter Soldier showing Cap’s to-do list. Poor dude. Frozen for nearly 70 years, there’s a lot he has to catch up on like Thai food, educating himself on the ups and downs of the Berlin wall, and apparently he’s unsure about Rocky II.  At least he got Star Wars out of the way.
Sheesh, Steve! You should put buy a smartphone on that list because there’s totally an app for keeping track of all that stuff. Christ, you could knock that list out in a few days ON a smartphone!
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CAPTAIN AMERICA’S TO-DO LIST

Here’s a screenshot from Captain America: The Winter Soldier showing Cap’s to-do list. Poor dude. Frozen for nearly 70 years, there’s a lot he has to catch up on like Thai food, educating himself on the ups and downs of the Berlin wall, and apparently he’s unsure about Rocky II.  At least he got Star Wars out of the way.

Sheesh, Steve! You should put buy a smartphone on that list because there’s totally an app for keeping track of all that stuff. Christ, you could knock that list out in a few days ON a smartphone!

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DAILY GRAFFITI: EDWARD SCISSORHANDS EDITION
All of the angst.
Obligatory Johnny Depp GIF:

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DAILY GRAFFITI: EDWARD SCISSORHANDS EDITION

All of the angst.

Obligatory Johnny Depp GIF:

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DAILY GRAFFITI: SPOCK CROSSING EDITION
Look sharp, guys and gals. This is Spock country!
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DAILY GRAFFITI: SPOCK CROSSING EDITION

Look sharp, guys and gals. This is Spock country!

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WES ANDERSON: CENTERED
Below the break is a cool little supercut by Kogonada highlighting Wes Anderson's mad symmetrical skills behind a lens. Sounds simple on paper, but that 3-shot pan in Moonrise Kingdom had to have been a beeyotch to plan out.


Dude’s easily the most original writer/director alive today and I’m constantly disgusted/baffled when I see people bashing him or calling him a parody of himself. His stories, characters, scenes, and shots are all meticulously crafted in a style that is entirely his own. You might not “get” his films, and if you do, you might not like them, but there’s no denying the man’s a cinematic genius.
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WES ANDERSON: CENTERED

Below the break is a cool little supercut by Kogonada highlighting Wes Anderson's mad symmetrical skills behind a lens. Sounds simple on paper, but that 3-shot pan in Moonrise Kingdom had to have been a beeyotch to plan out.

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Seven of the Best Film Themed Slot Machines
American poet and philosopher, Henry David Thoreau once said, “This world is but a canvas to our imagination.” Nothing seems to emphasise the concept of art being all around us quite like the idea of theme based slot machines. With online gambling sites like jackpotjoy Bingo, we find endless examples of fantastically themed slots, although the true art can be found outside of the web, with the ‘read deal’ slot machines. Film themed slots are personally my favourite, deeper analyzing how creators have transformed a film and its complex ideas into a gambling machine is rather interesting. Here are seven of my favourite film themed slot machines.
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The Hangover

With this film taking place in Las Vegas, and with many scenes inside of a casino, The Hangover is an obvious choice for a film based slot machine. In case the symbols, which include a baby, tiger, bloody tooth, liquor and Alan’s infamous man-bag are not enough, the main voiceover that hosts the game is none other than the hilarious Mr. Chow (Ken Jeong). What’s not to love?

Star Wars

With one of the greatest followings of movie history, this Star Wars themed slot has three base games that correspond with the three original movies, A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. With a large number of images and sounds from the films, this will have any Star Wars fan hooked.

Star Trek

Another film with a massive following, these slots see symbols of iconic characters, such as Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock, as well as the legendary Enterprise. Keeping it old-school with sounds and images, the Trekkies are in for a treat.

The Lord of the Rings

Based on Peter Jackson’s movie adaption of Tolkien’s epic book series, this machine takes you on an adventure through Middle Earth, with the breathtaking official soundtrack to keep you company. ‘The Balrog’, ‘Isildur’s Sword’ and ‘Gandalf’s Fireworks’ are only a few of the fantastic bonuses players can choose from.

Indiana Jones

When the iconic Indiana Jones theme song begins to play, everyone in the casino knows that some brave soul has just begun an adventure of wit and bravery. Outsmart the booby-trap-ridden machine, and you’ll be leaving heavy pocketed.

Ghostbusters

Who you gonna call? Slimer? If you are able to ignore the sarcastic teasing and mocking of Slimer, the ghost that leads players through the game, you are definitely in for a treat. With additional graphics, sound effects and the ever-popular theme song, you’ll be a regular ghost buster after your first spin. 

Willy Wonka

Based on the 1971 classic, this slot bring Roald Dahl’s magical chocolate factory to life. With the perfect amount of adventure, theatrics and whimsical characters, this slot will leave you wanting more… chocolate!

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Seven of the Best Film Themed Slot Machines

American poet and philosopher, Henry David Thoreau once said, “This world is but a canvas to our imagination.” Nothing seems to emphasise the concept of art being all around us quite like the idea of theme based slot machines. With online gambling sites like jackpotjoy Bingo, we find endless examples of fantastically themed slots, although the true art can be found outside of the web, with the ‘read deal’ slot machines. Film themed slots are personally my favourite, deeper analyzing how creators have transformed a film and its complex ideas into a gambling machine is rather interesting. Here are seven of my favourite film themed slot machines.

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MAGIC: THE GATHERING IS GETTING A MOVIE
It was bound to happen. 20th Century Fox scooped up the rights to Hasbro's trading card game Magic: The Gathering. The studio wants to turn it into a big franchise like Lord of the Rings which sounds awesome. The bad news? They’re getting Simon Kinberg to help bring it to life. Let’s just hope it’s not as awful as another beloved franchise that he brought to life on the silver screen: Fantastic Four.
I’m actually a huge MTG fan and, yes, I even follow the lore. While I’d much rather see a Game of Thrones-esque TV series, I’ll gladly settle for a movie. The lore isn’t anything mindblowing to begin with, so there’s definitely room to improve upon the foundations for a film franchise.
[Via The Hollywood Reporter]

MAGIC: THE GATHERING IS GETTING A MOVIE

It was bound to happen. 20th Century Fox scooped up the rights to Hasbro's trading card game Magic: The Gathering. The studio wants to turn it into a big franchise like Lord of the Rings which sounds awesome. The bad news? They’re getting Simon Kinberg to help bring it to life. Let’s just hope it’s not as awful as another beloved franchise that he brought to life on the silver screen: Fantastic Four.

I’m actually a huge MTG fan and, yes, I even follow the lore. While I’d much rather see a Game of Thrones-esque TV series, I’ll gladly settle for a movie. The lore isn’t anything mindblowing to begin with, so there’s definitely room to improve upon the foundations for a film franchise.

[Via The Hollywood Reporter]

THE SIMPSONS DID A MIYAZAKI TRIBUTE

Hayao Miyazaki, he Japanese master of animation celebrated his 73rd birthday on January 5th and The Simpsons paid tribute. There’s references to My Neighbor Totoro, Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle, Ponyo, and more.

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HOW MANY TIMES WOULD HARRY AND MARV HAVE DIED IN THE ‘HOME ALONE' MOVIES?
I always wondered this, even as a kid. Sure, I’d seen hundreds of boulders, anvils, safes, pianos and more dropped on Wile E. Coyote’s head in cartoons, but I still wince when that iron drops on Marv’s head in Home Alone. And then there was the scene in Home Alone 2 where Kevin is chucking bricks at Marv’s skull from a rooftop and I always thought he’d be dead as shit in real life.
Screen Junkies got a doctor to diagnose every injury sustained by the Wet Bandits across both Home Alone and Home Alone 2: Lost In New York and the final conclusion is further proof that they just don’t make kid flicks like they used to.
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HOW MANY TIMES WOULD HARRY AND MARV HAVE DIED IN THE ‘HOME ALONE' MOVIES?

I always wondered this, even as a kid. Sure, I’d seen hundreds of boulders, anvils, safes, pianos and more dropped on Wile E. Coyote’s head in cartoons, but I still wince when that iron drops on Marv’s head in Home Alone. And then there was the scene in Home Alone 2 where Kevin is chucking bricks at Marv’s skull from a rooftop and I always thought he’d be dead as shit in real life.

Screen Junkies got a doctor to diagnose every injury sustained by the Wet Bandits across both Home Alone and Home Alone 2: Lost In New York and the final conclusion is further proof that they just don’t make kid flicks like they used to.

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Best Ad of 2014

I was snowed in today. That means I got to watch TV while I worked. I saw this and it was amazing. Dog, owl, fish, poodle. It has everything.

THINGS ARE LOOKING BLEAK IN THIS NEW TRAILER FOR ‘DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES

When I first saw the trailer for Rise of the Planet of the Apes, I thought it looked kinda’ sucky, but then I saw the actual movie and was pleasantly surprised. Seems like there’s no James Franco this time around, but Gary Oldman's in it, so that more than makes up for it. CG apes still look dumb though.

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes hit theaters July 11, 2014.

ALBOTAS.COM’S 2013 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE
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brownkidd’s picks

CRITICAL HIT SHOT GLASS
Perfect for dungeon raids with friends, duels between planeswalkers, or just sipping solo by the fire.
Price: $12

BREAKING BAD: I AM THE DANGER
This visual companion to all five seasons of the greatest scripted drama in television history is the perfect way to relive the best moments from the series if you don’t have time for a Netflix marathon.
PRICE: $12

TREATS! MAGAZINE
Think of it as a more highbrow, artsy-fartsy version of Playboy. Each issue of this quarterly fine art periodical features beautiful photographs of gorgeous women and so much care is put into the design of each issue that it’s more like a coffee table book than an actual magazine.
PRICE: $40 print / $10 digital

SONY SMARTSHOT DIGITAL CAMERA LENSES
Turn your smartphone into a legit cameras with the QX10 and QX100 lenses from Sony. The lenses sync wirelessly to your iOS or Android device and will make all your selfies and cat pics look super pro. Considering the QX100 features the same sensor and lens as Sony’s RX100MII and is a few hundred smackers less, we’d say these give you plenty of bang for your holiday buck.
PRICE: $250 (QX10) | $500 (QX100)

PADDLE YOUR OWN CANOE: ONE MAN’S FUNDAMENTALS FOR DELICIOUS LIVING BY NICK OFFERMAN
From the official product description:

Growing a perfect moustache, grilling red meat, wooing a woman—who better to deliver this tutelage than the always charming, always manly Nick Offerman, best known as Parks and Recreation’s Ron Swanson?

'Nuff said.
PRICE: $16

POCKET WATERCOLOR KIT MADE FROM AN ALTOIDS TIN
You can never go wrong with cool handmade shit for the holidays. There’s a buttload of tutorials showing different ways to turn an Altoids tin into a watercolor paint box, but if you’re a bit more adventurous when it comes to crafting, the Altoids Survival Kit, mini flashlight, and portable BBQ are all pretty impressive.
PRICE: Like a few bucks.

HOBONICHI TECHO 2014 DAILY PLANNER
Forget Moleskine, the new go-to cult favorite stationary for creative types is the Hobonichi Techo. This daily planner is fully customizable with heaps of sweet accessories and covers available - and it was designed by Shigesato Itoi, the creator of the Earthbound/Mother series which is also a cult favorite!
PRICE: $25

MOONRISE KINGDOM BLURAY/DVD/DIGITAL COMBO PACK
Wes Anderson is by far the most stylishly unique film directors alive today. While this may not be the best Wes Anderson story, it’s easily his most well-crafted film to date. The characters and setpieces are brilliant, the genius pacing of the story is accompanied by a pitch-perfect score that crescendos into an mighty explosion in the third act. Moonrise Kingdom is a must-have for anyone who appreciates the arts of acting and film making.
PRICE: $35 $20
marc’s picks

AKIRA 25TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION BLURAY/DVD COMBO
Akira is 25 years old and still looks amazing. The 25th Anniversary Edition Bluray is the best you’re going to get, short of viewing the movie in a theater.
PRICE: $25

S.H. FIGUARTS GREEN RANGER FIGURE
The original Power Rangers toys were incredibly well done for their time. And they were huge, too! This series has even more intricate details and articulation and comes with all sorts of accessories. Currently, the Green Ranger, Pink Ranger, and two versions of the Red Ranger are available, with the rest of the team arriving in 2014.
PRICE: $30


¥3,000 PLAYSTATION NETWORK CARD
There are so many great vintage games on the Japanese PSN. If a game isn’t quite awesome enough that I want to have a physical copy in my collection - or i the physical copy is just too damn expensive — I’ll just pick it up here for way cheaper.
PRICE: $50

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1Q84 BY HARUKI MURAKAMI
If you ask me, Haruki Murakami is the best living fiction author. His most recent story sounds as trippy as ever. Put aside some time though. This one clocks in at nearly 1,000 pages.
PRICE: $13
kevin’s picks

ANYTHING FROM HARI KARI
I mean, this is my clothing company. I’m kinda trying to push sales here. If you could buy that one shirt called “The Burger Shirt,” that’d be really cool. Andrew “Angimoto” Douglas, who also works pretty close with Mega64 and Math the Band, made our last batch of shirts and he did an awesome fucking job with them. Seriously, they look incredible in person and they feel great on your body, so it’d be pretty neat if you guys bought a couple of shirts this holiday season for yourself and/or others. And keep in mind I don’t sell shirts at dumb prices so people can afford them, so feel free to buy two Hari Kari shirts for the price of one Supreme garment.
Price: $15-$30


VERY CASUAL BY MICHAEL DEFORGE
In a world where everyone is all too familiar with superheroes like The Hulk, Iron Man, and Batman, it’s hard pushing the idea of originality in comics for folk who don’t read them. I love showing people the weird and insane comics that are constantly being created and take full advantage of the comic book medium altogether, and if I had to choose one staple from 2013 that did just that, it’d be Very Casual by Michael DeForge. This is a gift I’d give to someone who appreciates art and storytelling with an open mind for oozing creativity and sickening unique fantasy, sprinkled with superb black humor.
Price: $13


ZIIIRO SATURN GUNMETAL DIGITAL WATCH
Ziiiro makes a ton of badass watches, but this one uses the word “gunmetal,” to describe its color. Holy shit that’s hot. It looks super future and its digital segments around its face tells you the hour, while the tiny lines toward the center shows you the minutes. If I were a super rad wife, I’d get this for my husband, but I’m not so I’m probably going to get it for myself this holiday season.
Price: $230

…LIKE CLOCKWORK BY QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE
The entire year had some amazing music releases from Kanye West, Earl Sweatshirt, Deafheaven, and so many others, but Queens of the Stone Age released an absolute masterpiece called …Like Clockwork back in June that needs to be forever remembered. There’s a really nice double LP set that includes lyrics, and artwork from illustrator, Boneface, for every single song on the record. It looks insanely nice. I grabbed it earlier this year and it’s an absolute essential for a music aficionado that collects vinyl.
Price: $30



HEX GALLERY 13” CONVERTIBLE SLEEVE
Yo this shit is sexy as FUCK. This baby has a pocket for your Macbook Air AND your iPad. It keeps its rectangle shape and it doesn’t ever appear bulky, granted you actually have stuff to put in it. This is the perfect backpack for everyone who wants covert comfort for their electronics and pocket items, as well as having some sleek style to still mack on bitches while wearing a backpack.
Price: $60


MINDSPLOITATION: ASININE ASSIGNMENTS FOR THE ONLINE HOMEWORK CHEATING INDUSTRY BY VERNON CHATMAN
This year, I got really into Wonder Showzen and PFFR, the dudes behind Adult Swim shows Delocated and Xavier: Renegade Angel. Vernon Chatman, a member of PFFR who currently writes and produces for Louie and used to write Wonder Showzen, wrote a book this year that perfectly captures PFFR’s humor and concepts. The book is called Mindsploitation: Asinine Assignments for the Online Homework Cheating Industry and it is absolute genius. Vernon emails these homework websites that write essays for students and asks them to write the most insane shit he could possibly think of, like a eulogy for the dead grandma he always hated and a love letter to the teacher he’s turning his essay assignment to. It’s one of the funniest things I’ve read all year and I highly recommend gifting it to weirdo friends with a great sense of humor. 
Price: $13


GOD IS DISAPPOINTED IN YOU BY MARK RUSSELL
Well, the other thing I read this year that I thought was absolutely hilarious is a book called God Is Disappointed In You, which was written by Mark Russell and illustrated by New Yorker cartoonist, Shannon Wheeler. It’s a sharp, witty rewrite of the entire Holy Bible, giving rules and stories from Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. The book is profane and excellent prose, giving some solid satire and cutting the unnecessary fat out of the Bible’s stories to provide some comedy gold.
Price: $20



HEAVYWEIGHTS ON BLURAY
Yeah, I’m putting this on my list, fuck you if you don’t like this movie. Everyone always talks about Good Burger and no one ever talks about Heavyweights and it’s upsetting. Grab the Blu-ray edition of this Disney beauty for reasons explained here by yours truly. You have no soul if you don’t enjoy this flick.
Price: $15



WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT: 25TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION BLURAY
This is actually my favorite Disney movie. It’s now released on Blu-ray and its two-discs are packed with new commentary, a documentary on Roger Rabbit, a couple of shorts, and some other sweet extras. An absolute classic.
Price: $15


HIP-HOP FAMILY TREE BY ED PISKOR
If there’s anything I’ve learned about Ed Piskor, it’s that he does his research. Hip-Hop Family Tree conveys that perfectly. This is an essential graphic novel for hip-hop heads and comic book readers everywhere — it’s accurate and shows the stories of some of hip-hop’s earliest rap stars. A great gift for music lovers who also appreciate the arts.
Price: $15

ALBOTAS.COM’S 2013 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

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MACAULEY CULKIN HAS A PIZZA THEMED VELVET UNDERGROUND COVER BAND
The Home Alone star is all grown-up and in a band called The Pizza Underground. They cover Velvet Underground songs, but change the lyrics to make them more pizza-y. Sounds about right.
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The band recorded an EP at Macauley’s house back in November. You can check them out on Bandcamp and in the 15-minute video below.

Enjoy a sampling of random images from the official Pizza Underground Tumblr.




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MACAULEY CULKIN HAS A PIZZA THEMED VELVET UNDERGROUND COVER BAND

The Home Alone star is all grown-up and in a band called The Pizza Underground. They cover Velvet Underground songs, but change the lyrics to make them more pizza-y. Sounds about right.

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