Geekery Release Friday – September 29

Movies! Films! Records! Albums! New! Here! Let’s go!

Is September the month of horror remakes? Looks like it! Even though IT is still tearing up the box office, FLATLINERS may offer some strong competition. Starring Ellen Page, the film updates this 1990 tale of five medical students who trigger near-death experiences – giving them a firsthand account of the afterlife. It doesn’t go well.

AMERICAN MADE is an action-thriller about a pilot that lands work for the CIA and as a drug runner in the south during the 1980s. It stars Tom Cruise, so expect quips, billion-watt smiles and lots of running. At the very least, it looks better than THE MUMMY.

Also out: LUCKY, the last film of Harry Dean Stanton, who stars as a 90-year-old atheist undergoing a spiritual journey. Another pick is TIL DEATH DO US PART, about a nightmarish, abusive relationship. There’s also SUPER DARK TIMES, about best friends who are driven apart when forced to cover up a gruesome accident.

The biggest of the new albums out this week is likely Miley Cyrus’ YOUNGER NOW. Unlike the more provocative, wild image of recent years, this release finds Cyrus leaning into her country pop roots.

If you like your music a bit more out there, but still melodically-focused, give a listen to Torres‘ THREE FUTURES. The singer-songwriter’s third album explores the sensations and desires of the body and how those relate to the human spirit. The songs range from gorgeous to creepy, a whole variety of flavors!

If you like your music, ummmm, really, really out there, Primus is back! Their new record, THE DESATURATING SEVEN, features the return of drummer Tim Alexander. It’s a loose concept album based on the children’s book “The Rainbow Goblins.” Because of course it is.

Other music picks include the varied alt-rock of VISIONS OF A LIFE by Wolf Alice, TELL ME YOU LOVE ME by pop star Demi Lovato, David Crosby’s new folk record SKY TRAILS, the downtempo R&B of Ibeyi on ASH and the mind-bending jazz of Kamasi Washington on HARMONY OF DIFFERENCE.

Any weekend plans out there? Bueller?

384 thoughts on “Geekery Release Friday – September 29”

    1. Tis a weird movie. People at the other place have mentioned it’s actually a sequel. Has that been communicated any where or in marketing? (Plus, would that even help? Who gives a shit about the original?)

  1. Without having to drop stooges off at school any more, I’m getting in later and later this year. Need to adjust as I used to get all my crap done in that gap between drop off and my first bell

  2. Got our ass chewed this morning because the guy that has been inspecting the intermodals before they leave the yard wasn’t doing his (easy) job. The gasket on one of the lids was completely fucked, and when he was confronted he got indignant. This is the same dude that got me yelled at the other day. FUCK.

  3. Some good and really good videogames that are underrated,underappreciated, or sold poorly:

    Max Payne 3
    Enslaved: Odyssey To The West
    Sleeping Dogs
    LEGO City Undercover
    Watch Dogs 2
    Mad Max
    Prince Of Persia (2008) & PoP: Forgotten Sands
    Batman: Arkham Origins
    Everybody’s Gone To The Rapture
    Alan Wake

          1. Depends on what you have and have not seen.

            If you have not seen any of

            Citizen Kane
            The Third Man
            Modern Times
            It happened One Night
            Singing in the rain
            Casablanca
            Psycho
            North by North West
            Sunset Boulevard
            Rear Window
            On The Waterfront
            City Lights
            The Big Sleep
            Bringing Up Baby
            Philadelpha Story.

            That’s a good start

      1. Yes, I ended up going and got a horrific cut. Ended up with the one woman alive who doesn’t know how to work a #1 up the sides.

  4. Fridays are annoying, one thing I think I wouldn’t mind about being a regular teacher is just being able to shut down the day with tests. Having to give the same lesson for the 7th or 8th time of the week is all the ugggggggggggggggggggggggggggh

        1. I asked for that same thing, just with a 1 instead of 2. Woman started giving me all sorts of excuses as to why a 1 wouldn’t “look right” and said she would to a fade with a 1 and 2. Then she barely cut the top!

        1. I was a sports clips guy until I finally decided to go for a barber… best decision ever though I’m sure not everyone is offered free beer with their hair cut. So your barber experience may vary

          1. I used to go to a barber place called Goodfellas. Best fucking place ever. But they closed 🙁

          2. We have a new barber chain here called Bird’s but I’ve never been because I hear it’s always at least a 2 hour wait

    1. Scott must still get a shitload of page views, or the posters there are so dependent on that site that they don’t mind because I don’t know how that shit is still there

  5. I used to go to a proper barber but now I just get my hair cut downtown near work (for years now) and the only options less than 40 bucks are Super Cuts or the academy and I do like the academy for having young busty girls for the most part, but they always take a long ass time and still cost more than Super Cuts.

    1. This is why i go to the local cosmetology school….always boobs in the face….and a haircut no worse, probably even better, than what Diddly got

  6. The Marty Jannety thing going on over there………….I .just can’t……..
    and It’s not even me condemning them and their conversation….just…….wrestling people…..are gross

        1. My favorite Cult-ism is when he doesn’t like where a conversation is going so he randomly replies with stuff about a fantasy trade.

    1. Phred reposted a creepshow article about that show Heroes by that movie review guy that looks like a sports mascot.

      He was on about the cheerleader character having a healing power that manifested while she was still a virgin and so whenever she had sex her hymen would heal up and maintain perpetual virginity.

      So it’s not just wrestling fans.

  7. I guess I worded my comment poorly I was not attacking anyone over there or their conversation just… that a situation is there for a conversation because Marty felt it was a good idea to poll facebook if he should bone the 20 something he once thought was his daughter and now knows is not.

  8. Had a wild evening last night…went to my Elks Lodge meeting and instead of me and the 15 old guys that are usually there for the meeting, there was at least a hundred people there. Odd i think to myself and then the first order of new business is brought up……Lets make the building smoke free! And the shit storm went on for an hour and a half

        1. Ugh, Auburn needs to ditch Tigers and just be War Eagle and then LSU and Mizzou can battle in every sport (not just basketball and football but golf and everything) for five years and whoever wins gets to keep the name…..just think instant rivalry!

  9. A man wakes up early one morning to go ice fishing. He dresses warmly, and heads out onto the ice with his tent, his ice auger, his fishing rods, and his sittin’ bucket, and begins to auger a hole in the ice. After just a few seconds of drilling with the auger a big booming voice from above intones: “THERE ARE NO FISH UNDER THE ICE HERE!” The man looks around and, not being a very religious man, resumes drilling his hole in the ice. Again, he hears the thunderous voice: “THERE ARE NO FISH UNDER THE ICE HERE!” Becoming a little spooked, the man packs up his gear and moves 30 feet from where he was and begins making a new hole in the ice. “THERE ARE NO FISH UNDER THE ICE HERE EITHER!” the voice thunders again.

    The man looks up, “God, is that you?”

    The voice responds “NO, IT’S THE MANAGER OF THE ICE RINK!!”

    1. Here’s a joke to brighten your day:

      A man wakes up early one morning to go ice fishing. He dresses warmly, and heads out onto the ice with his tent, his ice auger, his fishing rods, and his sittin’ bucket, and begins to auger a hole in the ice. After just a few seconds of drilling with the auger a big booming voice from above intones: “THERE ARE NO FISH UNDER THE ICE HERE!” The man looks around and, not being a very religious man, resumes drilling his hole in the ice. Again, he hears the thunderous voice: “THERE ARE NO FISH UNDER THE ICE HERE!” Becoming a little spooked, the man packs up his gear and moves 30 feet from where he was and begins making a new hole in the ice. “THERE ARE NO FISH UNDER THE ICE HERE EITHER!” the voice thunders again.

      The man looks up, “God, is that you?”

      The voice responds “NO, IT’S THE MANAGER OF THE ICE RINK!!”

    1. The Cardinals shit the bed again last night and our idiot manager said “this is the first time we have fallen short of our goal” God i seriosuly want to kill him

  10. mmmmmm good morning, catching up here: Yes wrestling fans are gross, Diddly should’ve just used my bicycle spoke idea, I have no idea what the sex robot stuff is about and don’t want to

  11. My wife hates the shower here, “Chirp chirp no water pressure didn’t stay hot long enough left her skin all scratchy such a terrible shower chirp chirp.” I’m just like cool that means we should probably go home a proper shower is very important.

  12. Had a bit of a slow morning what with I get hom from a 6.5 mile run and she goes… get cleaned up we are going drinking…i..uh…. ok
    At the brewery on my second beer finishing my sandwich
    “shots”
    “what?”
    she points to the distillery across the street
    “shots”

      1. suspect seen fleeing the scene of a crime in a FERRARI
        suspect seen fleeing into an AMC theater
        suspect seen with BAD HAIR
        suspect seen drinking bourbon attempting to be fancy

  13. Going to the game with my dad, who wants to get their hours early because “I’m not fucking standing up at the bar” and wants to leave by the 7th inning to beat traffic.

  14. So today is hair cut day and I have a bit of an issue with my hair. I’m very happy to be circling in on 40 and still have pretty much all my hair but it is a little thinner in front. My issue is the widows peak I always hated growing up is mostly gone but there are like these random hairs still holding on of the peak that I feel makes me look lame

  15. the plans are hair cut at 2:30, hit the gym. be home in time to see Blanche off (they are driving to chicago tonight for a flight out tomorrow) hit the store for food and drinks order my pad thia and curry puffs and then finish season 2 of preacher

  16. Sup folks, so I scored a rare SNES Classic last night at Walmart, and I just realized again how much people annoy the hell out of me. This lady in front of me must’ve said like 100 times how worried she was her card might be declined trying to buy this thing. Maybe lady you shouldn’t be buying it if it’s cutting that close….

      1. The more I read, the more I have to agree with you. Some of these takes aren’t really hot. Some are actually pretty thoughtful and I’m not on social media for that.

  17. Well she got her daddy’s car
    And she cruised through the hamburger stand now
    Seems she forgot all about the library
    Like she told her old man now
    And with the radio blasting
    Goes cruising just as fast as she can now

    And she’ll have fun fun fun
    ‘Til her daddy takes the T-bird away
    (Fun fun fun ’til her daddy takes the T-bird away)

        1. It was a cool show. They played Pet Sounds in its entirety.

          Wilson’s voice was pretty well shot but Jardine still sounds good and they had other guys to pick up the high notes where Wilson couldn’t do it. The crowd was super into it though and lots of fun.

    1. OKC dodged a bullet there. I thought there was a real chance he wouldn’t re-sign. The Lakers drafting Lonzo Ball may have saved OKC’s franchise.

  18. After hearing it on the radio on my way to work, I had the Song Rasputin stuck in my head: “Ra, Ra Rasputin, Russia’s greatest love machine”

  19. I don’t care that the meat is basically mouse cut with Grandma bones and grade school chalk, Taco Bell is delicious. Eating a Taco Bell taco is like running a track meet, being in first continually, and seeing Jesus and your dad in the stands and they are both proud of you and your life choices.

    1. I just wish their burritos had more “meat” and less of the refried beans… or at least if they would learn to distribute that evenly. Hate biting in and getting only beans

  20. Just like Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, 2016’s The Nice Guys
    is going to become another Shane Black joint that everybody loves, but
    not enough people saw in the theaters (though its $60 million at the box
    office is certainly an improvement). Jackson Healy (Russell Crowe) and
    Holland March (Ryan Gosling) are another iconic pairing of investigators
    in the writer/director’s filmography, and their journey through 70s LA
    is hilarious, while still ending on a perfect pitch black film noir
    note.

    But Joel Silver isn’t done with The Nice Guys, only now it won’t be Healy and March, but rather two women PIs teaming up to solve crimes in a new Fox television series, The Nice Girls.
    What’s disheartening (though not unexpected, as he’s not a TV writer)
    is that Shane Black isn’t penning the pilot. Instead, it’s Michael
    Diliberti (30 Minutes Or Less) who’s scribbling down funny words for these lady dicks to spit.

    ………what the fuck. This wasn’t even that big a hit and its only job is to piss people off for the gender swap

      1. At least that was huge enough to pseudo-justify. There’s no a single person other than Joel Silver saying “Wouldn’t this be great to re-do with chicks?”

        Why not remake Cagney and Lacey, already chicks, nostalgia pop, far out enough that you could do whatever with it really

  21. Chinese is coming for dinner!

    The food. I didn’t invite Chinese people over for dinner.

    Not that I wouldn’t invite Chinese people over for dinner.

          1. Not this year. I would have gone to the Toronto one today but I’ve got to take The Boy to a birthday party tomorrow and I don’t want to be viciously hung over for that. It’s not fair to him if I’m a miserable prick.

            The K-W one is actually over his bday, so that’s a no go.

  22. Dinner tonight:
    Ham wrapped figs with marinated bean salad and hazelnuts
    Chicken schnitzel with mushroom sauce and noodles
    Pickled red cabbage
    Potato and bierwurst salad
    Vanilla bean custard with sour cherry sauce
    Beer obviously (on my second)

    Doubt I’ll drink enough to try this later:
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=zxRACYQAkgA

  23. These people have a pit bull and he’s really cute and fun and everything but he gets excited and licks my kids face so hard he falls over every time and I can’t help but laugh and anyway I’ve been drinking and don’t know where he is

  24. Has anyone else been having trouble with Disqus on mobile? For the past couple days it has not let me log in to Disqus on mobile.

          1. I’m so down for robotic cars. Which is a shame because while I don’t mind driving, I hate other drivers

  25. The Mumbai stampede really brings out the worst in everyone in this godforsaken country. The federal and state governments,city councils,NGO’s and yes ordinary citizens-every single one is to blame.

    1. Something like that I can see though, actual scarcity for something you can’t get dozens of other places on hundreds of other devices

      1. She told me she was looking to hawk them and I offered her $150 – because I knew she was looking for a profit. She said she had offers of $250. Today, I see on Facebook that she’s looking for someone to take them at that price. It’s nice to have confirmation she was trying to con me

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