Tuesday, August 16, 2011

THIS JUST OUT: Period Pieces, Period edition

Posted By on Tue, Aug 16, 2011 at 1:33 PM

DVD

THE CONSPIRATOR
Old-timey courtroom drama, following the trial of the mom of an old-timey presidential assassin.

JANE EYRE
Old-timey workplace romance. (Rated PG-13)

HOODWINKED TOO: HOOD vs. EVIL
Old-timey fairy tale given new-timey retelling. No twinkling vampires, though, sorry. (Rated PG) 

PRIEST
Old-timey Warrior Priest hunts down new-timey vampires (this period is the post-apocalyptic future, so we're clear). (Rated PG-13)


MUSIC

Watch the Throne | Jay-Z and Kanye West
When artists think they're bigger than rap, they start trying to conquer pop. When they think they're bigger than all music, they begin releasing their albums on Fridays, as Jay-Z and Kanye have done. Sampling heavily from old-timey greats like James Brown, Otis Redding and Nina Simone, it's clear the two don't just consider themselves bigger than media. They think they've transcended space and time.

Jeff Bridges | Jeff Bridges
In other news, Lebowski released an album. The normal way.


VIDEOGAMES

El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron | PS3, XBox 
Old-timey story looooooosely based on the non-canonical Book of Enoch (Noah's grandpappy), in which players try to thwart the fallen angels in order to get God to call off that whole Biblical flood thing he ordered. Action gamers give the game very high marks. Ask, "holy shit, why'd they leave this out of the bible?"

Jerry Rice and Nitus' Dog Football | Wii
Further example of why, in every household in America, there is a Wii, covered in dust.

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