Jul 19

Fox Friday: Wilfred Season 2

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When I was asked if I wanted a copy of Wilfred to review, I thought that it might be that movie that was based on a David Mamet play that I watched a whole bunch of years ago. I was appalled that they would want me to review such a racially charged movie and then write about it on my blog. That’s lunacy.

Then I remembered Scooter speaking of some hilarious show about a guy in a dog suit.

I looked it up.

The movie was called Edmond, and it was actually really good. I can handle a whole bunch of racial slurs as long as someone gets prison raped in the end. Pun intended.

So back to Wilfred. I went back and watched some shows from season 1, and then I fell in love.

Then I did a giveaway and watched the second season, and it was fan-fucking-tastic.

Oh good, I really did love it. Sometimes I love the first part of something, but grow bored after a while, but not this time. This time it was like Breaking Bad, just as good, and with some new characters. I have found my new favourite show. My replacement for John From Cincinnati.

Look at the gaiety of it all.

Look at the gaiety of it all.

Now don’t go run out and buy it, because I say it’s good. It’s probably not for everyone. There are no laugh tracks or gratuitous pauses to let you know when something funny is said. Not one redneck hooks up a conveyor belt to their vehicle to step up production, and nobody enters their kid in a pageant while they siphon go go juice down the little bastard’s throat. It’s dark, subtle, intelligent, and fucking funny.

There is the obligatory drug, poop, and sexual humour, but it’s totally in line with Wilfred’s character. He is a dog after all, and really enjoys everything in excess. Do you know many pooches that practice moderation in anything? I sure don’t. (I’m looking at you, Blue.)

Now we have a smart, well written, hilarious show, but that’s not all. It will also make you think. A lot.

Doesn't everyone's dog read the paper?

Doesn’t everyone’s dog read the paper?

It’s also a psychological show, and there are lessons learned each week. One lesson is that you can’t always trust Wilfred. Another is that some girls have squishy tits. You’ll have to check it out to find out what the others are.

I don’t want to give anything away, but I do want to say that you should watch season 1 first, then go get season 2. It’s not something to jump right in the middle, because there is a story behind it all.

You say that it’s over baby, you say that it’s over now,

Birdman

Jul 05

Fox Friday – Kung Fu Panda: Legends Of Awesomeness

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Fox sent me this dvd to review and I finally got a chance to watch it the other day. I thought that it was the second movie, but it turned out to be a disc with a bunch of episodes from a [easyazon_link identifier=”B00G32Q5HG” locale=”US” nw=”y” nf=”y” tag=”granligh-20″ cart=”n” cloak=”y” localize=”y” popups=”y”]Kung Fu Panda TV show[/easyazon_link].

At first I was a bit disappointed.

Then I started watching it.

It was actually quite good. The voices, the CGI work, and the music in each episode are really well done. There is tons of silly humour and all-around goofiness for the kids. Add to that a whole bunch of ass kicking by animals, and you have a pretty entertaining couple of hours.

Is it the same as the movies? No.

I have only seen the first one, but the show is a bit different in that it probably appeals more to kids than adults. It also has different bad guys and scenarios as Po studies in and protects the Valley Of Peace with the rest of the Furious Five and Master Shifu. There’s a lot of the same elements, but these shows are pretty “lesson” driven, with less adult oriented humour.

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Unless of course you are me. I get chuckles out of some of the corny jokes on here. I also loved [easyazon_link identifier=”B0000AYJXS” locale=”US” nw=”y” nf=”y” tag=”granligh-20″ cart=”n” cloak=”y” localize=”y” popups=”y”]Bugs Bunny[/easyazon_link] though, so take that as you will. They had some pretty corny one-liners on that show.

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Oh, and did anyone else get a chub from Tigress? No? Me neither. She’s too intense for me, but I bet she’s a wildcat in the sack. So much precision and accuracy. Rawr.

You creeped out yet? Cool, you might as well check out the trailer for this then.

So, in a nutshell we have a pretty entertaining show, but more so for children than adults. If you’re looking for extensions of the movie, don’t bother, because these aren’t them. They are good, just different, so don’t go watch them and tear them down because they aren’t the same; you should tear them down because they are only two hours long, and it takes you three hours to get the full benefit of the magnum of Baby Duck you just drank in the laundry room.

This means that mommy is going to have to switch DVDs with a big dent in the motor skills section of her brain, and that someone is probably going to get a time out when mommy can’t get the upside down [easyazon_link identifier=”B015HO8672″ locale=”US” nw=”y” nf=”y” tag=”granligh-20″ cart=”n” cloak=”y” localize=”y” popups=”y”]Harry Connick Jr. CD[/easyazon_link] to play [easyazon_link identifier=”B0028SVY2K” locale=”US” nw=”y” nf=”y” tag=”granligh-20″ cart=”n” cloak=”y” localize=”y” popups=”y”]Backyardigans[/easyazon_link] in the [easyazon_link identifier=”B01AT6B0DK” locale=”US” nw=”y” nf=”y” tag=”granligh-20″ cart=”n” cloak=”y” localize=”y” popups=”y”]BluRay player[/easyazon_link]. You should never snicker at mommy when her lips are pink and she’s burping a lot.

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Birdman

P.S. Comment on here if you want this copy. I’m not putting g i v e a w a y in the posts anymore because there are a bunch of people that just Google that and other keywords and go around trying to win shit. If one of our readers doesn’t want our schtuff, then one of our friends will. Cheers.

Jun 10

Wilfred Season 2 Bluray Giveaway

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Yep, Fox has said I could give a Bluray of Wilfred away to coincide with it’s release on DVD and Bluray later on in June. It’s open to people in Canada and the US, and they will ship it right to your door. If you have one. If not, it will come to wherever you tell them to send it.

When they got in contact with me I was all like, “I wonder what Wilfred is? Must be a mini-series about the life of Wilfred Brimley.” Then I remembered that he spells it “Wilford”. I looked it up on Wikipedia and thought it looked pretty cool, so I started watching season 1 online.

It’s fucking hilarious. Check out this 30 second clip. It doesn’t show the whole pelican scene, but you kind of get the gist. The dark humour is fantastic, and Frodo’s timing is bang on, as is that of Jason Gann, who plays Wilfred.

I seriously get short of breath, laughing at some of this show. It’s not for everyone, but if you don’t mind potty, drug, and sex humour, you should really enjoy this. I would watch season one while they are mailing this one to you. You’ll be happy you did.

Win a copy of WILFRED SEASON TWO

Available on Blu-ray and DVD June 18

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Apr 22

Cheech And Chong Are Back???

Well, they’re sort of back…

I took the time on April 20th 🙂 to watch Cheech And Chong’s Animated Movie. Even though I was sick as a dog, I took an extra shot of Nyquil and settled in for 83 minutes of fart and weed jokes. I want to be able to tell you that it was filled with amazing wit and animation, but that would be less than truthful.

I was born in East LA, man.

The licence plate says MUF DVR, in the movie.

I was expecting it to be fucking hilarious, because I had watched and loved all of their movies back in the 80s, but it wasn’t really comparable. It turns out that this was just old album material that has been rudimentarily animated and put out for public consumption. Continue reading

Apr 17

Koala Kid Giveaway – Yes, Two Copies For Free

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Well, this worked out in my favour. I was going to not write a post for tomorrow, because I’m bed-ridden with flu like symptoms and an overdose of Calmylin. As I was crying, because I would be letting down so many adoring fans, an email came in from the absolutely lovely Mandy over at Think Jam. She has offered up a couple of DVD’s for a giveaway, and I gladly accepted. I guess we’ll just do it the regular way. Put in a comment, and on Friday morning we’ll do a draw on the Facebook page.

Okay, now read and comment. Or don’t. I guess my nephews and nieces would use them if you don’t want to.

Top Australian Animated Characters

To celebrate the release of Koala Kid on DVD April 30 featuring Johnny, we’re going down-under to explore the exciting world of Aussie animation. Our research has led us to a crowd of friendly critters, both old and new. We’ve listed best of the bunch below!

The Tasmanian Devil

Often referred to as ‘Taz’, the character is the youngest of the cartoon characters from the Warner Bros. Looney Tunes series. He is a ferocious yet dim creature with an extremely short temper and boundless appetite. Distinguishing features include communicating mainly through grunts, growls and blowing raspberries. He also has the impressive ability to spin like a vortex when on the chase for a tasty morsel (Bugs Bunny or Daffy Duck). Continue reading