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wilfred-holding-a-balloonIf you’re a Wilfred fan, get ready for a fourth season on FXX. If you’re not a Wilfred fan, get ready for everyone to shut up about it, as the fourth season will be it’s final. Who would have thought a series about a pot-smoking dog (Jason Gann) that appears as a human in a dog costume would have three seasons to begin with? Elijah Wood has played Ryan, the only person that can see his neighbor’s dog as a full grown man in a dog suit. I’m depressive and I don’t see that…maybe it’s the manic side that brings it out?

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Sony has released an exclusive clip from San Diego Comic Con, showing us a little glimpse of Jamie Foxx as the villain Electro in the upcoming sequel, ‘Amazing Spider-Man 2‘. The clip teases completely and the full panel will be held on Friday, so expect some more coverage on that. Marc Webb is returning as director with Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone reprising their roles as well.

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The FX Network Will Launch a New Network Called FXX!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Mar 28th, 2013

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The FX network has just confirmed that it will be launching a new network called FXX on September 2nd of this year.  This means that FX will have three networks as it needs the space for it’s major increase in original programming. FX president John Landgraf said that it hopes that FX would double its original programming to 25 original series within a few years to compete with the major networks.

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TNT is developing a new buddy cop action drama series titled ‘Hit‘ (High Impact Team), which was the idea of actor Jamie Foxx.  Hit follows two former high school football teammates who are also best friends. One was the QB and the other was a Wide Receiver. After high school they are drafted in to the Miami P.D. and taken in by HIT, which is the elite team in charge of dealing with the nastiest of criminals.

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Join the crew of the Satellite of Love as they spread holiday cheer with the newest release in theMystery Science Theater 3000 line:Mystery Science Theater 3000: XXV. Available on DVD December 4th from Shout! Factory, this 4-DVD set is a must-have for fans of cult television shows and B-movies alike and features four episodes previously unreleased on DVD:Robot Holocaust, Operation Kid Brother, Kitten With A WhipandRevenge Of The Creature. Also included are all new bonus features, including introductions by Mike Nelson and Joel Hodgson, Life AfterMST3K: J. Elvis Weinstein, Jack Arnold at Universal, Life AfterMST3K: Bill Corbett and four exclusive Mini-Posters by artist Steve Vance.

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Columbia Pictures is courting Jamie Foxx to star as the next villain in the sequel to ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’, which already has Andrew Garfield returning to star as Spidey and Marc Webb returning to direct. The script for the new film was written by Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, and Jeff Pinker, which was based on a previous treatment by James Vanderbilt. Remember Kurtzman and Orci wrote the reboot of ‘Star Trek’ for JJ Abrams.

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Good news for your Tarantino fans out there.  Actually, I don’t know whether to be happy or angry about this.  Lionsgate and Miramax are releasing a big Tarantino movie set on bluray on November 20th.  It will contain 8 films and two bonus discs.  This kind of sucks, because I imagine most of us already own all of these on bluray already individually.  Now we have to purchase all of these again.  And, why are the ‘Kill Bill’ films not in one film like we have been promised for years now.  I will admit, the artwork is cool from MondoTees, but I can’t justify purchasing this, for two extra bonus discs.  These look to be the same blurays that we already have.  And why did they not wait till next year to release this, so they could include ‘Django Unchained’?    Official press release below.

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‘The Simpson’s’ is coming up on its 24th season, which means that the famous Halloween special we have all come to love, ‘Treehouse of Horror’ will be returning.  This will mark the 23rd Halloween episode for the series.  The episode will air Sunday, October 7th according to TVline.  So set your recording devices to see demonic posession, Black Holes, time travel, and the end of the world in the upcoming ‘Treehouse of Horror’ episode.

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Classic Waxxx: Jimmy Reed “At Soul City”

by NapkinArt on Jan 5th, 2012

With the start of a new year at Classic Waxxx HQ there are large stacks of incredible vinyl to sort through that was obtained over the holidays. Rock n’ Roll, Jazz, Country, Bluegrass and the like all wait to be played and shared. It’s such a treat to discover new music by groups loved and practically unknown, and with another year come and gone it means there is just more music out there that needs some attention.

It was a difficult decision to pick the new year’s first record review, but Jimmy Reed’s “At Soul City” LP snuck in from left field for several reasons. First of all, I love blues records. Maybe more than most other records in the CW collection. I also love live recordings, and especially live blues records. But, I do have a little bone to pick with Vee-Jay Records for their release of “At Soul City.” Read the rest of this entry »

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It’s hard to believe that another year is just about over, and the spirit of Christmas is already swirling in the air. All the department stores and specialty shops will no doubt be playing a bevy of Christmas music over the speaker system, but I can almost guarantee you they won’t be playing anything as cool as “The Ventures’ Christmas Album.”

The surf guitar quartet that made the original ‘Hawaii Five-O’ theme song popular (“Walk, Don’t Run”) trades in the beach and sand in favor of snow and mistletoe with their ever-awesome renditions of holiday classics. Read the rest of this entry »

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Christmas is definitely one of my favorite times of the year, despite the crazy holiday shoppers, insane schedules to keep and the stress of travel the season brings with it. However, the thought of Loretta Lynn’s “Country Christmas” seems to make all those anxieties disappear.

I’ve always thought of Loretta Lynn as an awesomely warm and caring aunt, much like Rosalind Russell in the film “Auntie Mame.” She’s been there and done that, has all the great stories to tell from her experiences, and is definitely a hip lady you want to listen to. Read the rest of this entry »

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It’s that time of year again where traditions reign supreme: Yule tide greetings, holiday parties, fighting with family, caroling, trimming the tree, spiked egg nog and awesomely bad Christmas album covers. It’s nice to know some things never change, like there being no such thing as a good Christmas album cover. So, as you settle in for your long winter’s nap with a cup of hot cocoa, here is another round of groovy Christmas albums covers to give you a giggle. Read the rest of this entry »

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It can be argued that The Rolling Stones are in fact the greatest rock and roll band in the world, one that is still touring and recording music nearly 50 years after their debut. In that period of time the band certainly has amassed one hell of an impressive archive of unreleased studio and live recordings, and to every fan’s delight, The Stones recently launched their ‘Stones Archive’ website, which gives fans the incredible opportunity to take a peek inside that treasure trove of material, bit by bit. Read the rest of this entry »

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As time goes by the albums that have already obtained classic status continue to become greater classics, nay, timeless. Of course, there is also room for more recent albums of late to obtain such status, but some become classics the day of their release, such as The Black Keys’ debut LP “The Big Come Up.”

I thought I take a moment to recognize a really great record from the last ten years into a new segment for Classic Waxxx. It was also an opportune moment to word play on “Black Friday” as well as celebrate the band’s first release, as they ready their seventh and latest LP “El Camino,” which is sure to be a great addition to the rest of their catalog. Read the rest of this entry »

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Seems like most of the really important music to come out of the 20th Century was very topical in nature, songs that reflected what was happening in life and society at that time.

Take one of Bob Dylan’s early songs, “The Times They Are A-Changing”, Woody Guthrie’s “Dust Bowl Ballads” and The Weavers’ rendition of “What Side Are You On,” a song originally written for the United Mine Workers Union in Kentucky in the early 1930s, shifted slightly to bring attention to the growing fears of Communism and McCarthyism in the 1950s. All of these songs were powerful then and still very much are today, as well as being important documents of the American fabric of history, how the music has shaped our people as a country, and how change in our society has been brought through by the platform of music. The exact same can be said of John Lennon and his Plastic Ono Band’s “Power To The People” song, written and released in 1971. Read the rest of this entry »

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