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On today's DVDuesday, Chris Gore talked about The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, based on the short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald, and it got me thinking that, sometimes, you can make a great long film based on a very short story. Examples? Thought you'd never ask. Here we go.

DVDuesday Bonus Features: Short Story Into Film

Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption, Stephen King - This very short, nearly throw-away story from Stephen King's Different Seasons, which came out in 1982, formed the basis for the one movie on Earth that it seems that everyone likes. Seriously, you can not find anyone who doesn't like The Shawshank Redemption. The story, though, is a lot more heady, and detail-oriented than the film's brilliantly drawn characters. Still, it's worth a read, so you should check it out.

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'AOTS' Tuesday, April 28

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Posted April 28, 2009 - By Eugene Morton
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Girlverine takes a "Me Day" and treats herself to a pedicure. A mutant lady's got to look good, bub.
On set or on location, Attack Of The Show brings you the deets on your favorite things to watch when you're not watching us.
Late night talk show host, and former ‘Saturday Night Live' star Jimmy Fallon is here live and on-set to talk with us about his television resurgence.
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Our own Kristin Adams is here to give us a Tuesday feeding, including stories about Microsoft's Vine and 'WoW' on the iPhone.
On set or on location, Attack Of The Show brings you the deets on your favorite things to watch when you're not watching us.
We're taking a peek behind the curtain at J.J. Abrams' ‘Fringe,' to learn about an upcoming episode that focuses on a killer who steals spines.
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Chris Gore is here with reviews of the original series of ‘Star Trek’ on Blu-Ray, as well as ‘JCVD’ and ‘One-Eyed Monster.’
On set or on location, Attack Of The Show brings you the deets on your favorite things to watch when you're not watching us.
With the upcoming release of ‘X-Men Origins: Wolverine,' we thought you might like to brush up on your mutant history and get a roadmap of where the movie might take you.
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Kevin Pereira and Alison Haislip show us their booty shaking ability by getting low in this clip from today's AOTS.

DVDuesday Bonus Features: Best Non-Khan 'Star Trek' Films

On today's edition of DVDuesday, Chris Gore talks about the Blu-Ray edition of Star Trek: The Original Series, in advance of JJ Abrams' Star Trek, which comes out next Friday, May 8th. So, it got me thinking...if you had to pick the Top 3 films in the Trek franchise, how would you do it? And then, to make it more difficult for me, I decided to omit the obvious best film in the series, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, because that would be like comparing Michael Jordan to the Washington Generals*.

So, here we go. In order of quality.

1. Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986) - This time-travel Trek story involves traveling back in time to modern-day Earth (when modern-day was 1986) to bring home a humpbacked whale, in the hopes that it will communicate with an alien that only speaks whale, and is hell-bent on destroying 23rd Century Earth. It's funny, it features a newly reborn Spock renewing his friendly rivalry with 'Bones' McCoy, and the single best Scotty moment in history, as he tries to interact with what, to him, is an ancient computer.

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'AOTS' Friday, April 24

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Posted April 24, 2009 - By Eugene Morton
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In an effort to class up this week's Women of the Web, we are harnessing the awesome power of Google and giving you a list of the top ten most searched-for ladies of the internet.
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The Dark Knight knows Kevin Pereira a little too well, and invites himself to dinner. Special thanks to thebronzearmory.com for the batsuit.
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Chris Gore is back once again to guide us through the tumultuous world of new DVD releases with some advice on 'Caprica', 'The Wrestler', and 'Top Gear: Volume 10', the first full season to be released in the U.S.
Attack Of The Show knows what you like, what makes you laugh, and has an exhaustive list of your private information that includes your PIN numbers.
In this edition of O.C. Munn's Mysterious Girls, we learn why girls go to the bathroom in groups, why girls aren't funny, and what's up with boobs all looking different sizes at different times.
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With tough names like Laguna Biotch, Gory Spelling, and Amber Alert, the Los Angeles Roller Derby team is the greatest show on wheels, and we sent Alison Haislip to the track to get in on the girl-on-girl action.
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The Twitter interface isn't exactly the most user-friendly in the world, so today, we're showing you how to simplify, extend, and beautify that little blue bird on our newest edition of Web Tools.
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2004 Formula D Champion and Tokyo Drift Stunt Driver, Samuel Hubinette drifts in and burns some rubber
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When Google unveiled their Android operating system last year, everyone was wondering when they were going to put it on other devices, well now you don't have to wait, you'll just have to hack this!
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We've got the low down on the sweetest blogs to follow if you're into the DJ scene, so set up your wicky wickies and your sherup sheroups and read all about it.

'AOTS' Tuesday, April 21

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Posted April 21, 2009 - By Eugene Morton
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Chris Gore is back once again to guide us through the tumultuous world of new DVD releases with some advice on 'Caprica', 'The Wrestler', and 'Top Gear: Volume 10', the first full season to be released in the U.S.
Attack Of The Show knows what you like, what makes you laugh, and has an exhaustive list of your private information that includes your PIN numbers.
To make up for a gaffe from a previous episode, Kevin Pereira and Alison Haislip present this salute to The Buckeye State.
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The Twitter interface isn't exactly the most user-friendly in the world, so today, we're showing you how to simplify, extend, and beautify that little blue bird on our newest edition of Web Tools.
Attack Of The Show knows what you like, what makes you laugh, and has an exhaustive list of your private information that includes your PIN numbers.
Our chronicling of the sickest Boba fetishes we can find continues as we delve deep into the world of disgusting alien perverts.
Special guests, hot movie coverage, on-location shoots and everything else that only a show like Attack of the Show can show.
With tough names like Laguna Biotch, Gory Spelling, and Amber Alert, the Los Angeles Roller Derby team is the greatest show on wheels, and we sent Alison Haislip to the track to get in on the girl-on-girl action.
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Last Friday, the Pirate Bay, and file-sharing as a whole, was dealt a huge blow when four men helping to run the site were found guilty in a Swedish court and sentenced to 1 year in prison with a fine of $4 million to be paid to big Hollywood studios.
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Best John Mayer Fan, Jones BBQ, Acoustic Black Metal, Snakes on a Plane Edited, Weed Milk.
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Alison's got the tough Feed news on Pirate Bay's UK ISP blocking issues, an improvement to Google's image searching interface, and the classic, yet underrated oh so much more.

'AOTS' Tuesday, April 14

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Posted April 14, 2009 - By Eugene Morton
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Kevin and Chris Gore are talking new and old DVD releases with wise words on Frank Miller's 'The Spirit' as well as 'Skins' Volume 2. Then it's on to a rapid fire attack of the best stoner movies to help prep you for 420.
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They may be a total mystery to the opposite sex, but you've got to admit there's something important about interacting with a female human. That's why Ms. Olivia Munn has seen to it to reveal a little something about women to make them less mysterious.
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We've got the Executive Director of the Webbie awards with us in the Loop to talk about this year's nominees and apparent trends in the vast realm of the internet. (echo)
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Marijuana has been decriminalized in California for quite a while now, which means its legal if you have a prescription, but where do you go and how to you shop your prescription around once you've got it? Alison went on a tour and here's what she saw.
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This week on Fresh Ink, Blair Butler's got breaking news from Image Comics you'll only see right here, and a countdown of three brand new graphic novels, including the comic book version of a Stephen King classic.
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Kristin Adams is here with your Tuesday Feed, including stories about bandwidth capping and legalizing sexting in Vermont.
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Mom Flip, Glenn Beck Pass Out, Earth Rocks, Rocket Sled Car Explosion, Redneck Rodeo.

Chris Gore will be on hand in today's show to talk about the DVD release of The Spirit. Before the movie got the grand treatment on the silver screen, it was a comic book by legendary creator, Will Eisner that most people hadn't heard of. Accordingly, today's Bonus Features will profile the big screen adaptations of some of the more obscure comic book characters ever created.

DVDuesday Bonus Features: Obscure Comic Characters WIth Major Motion PicturesHoward the Duck - Before he was the centerpiece of a bad Lucasfilm endeavor, Howard the Duck was the foul mouthed, acerbic, truth-spewing star of his own title from Marvel Comics. The character still makes appearances in Marvel books today (you can spot him in issue #6 of Secret Invasion, for example), although you're not likely to ever see him on the silver screen again.

Tank Girl - This multimillion dollar dud from 1995, actually helped bankrupt the magazine in which the Tank Girl comic originated. Who would have thought that an adaptation of a comic book about a chick in a tank who fights an evil megacorp, along with talking kangaroos, would fail?

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DVDuesday Bonus Features: Game Show MoviesSlumdog Millionaire follows the story of a ghetto kid in rural India who finds success on the Indian version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? We'd like you to buzz in and check out these other movies that feature game shows as well.

Magnolia 1999 - Philip Baker Hall's portrayal of the troubled alcoholic, adulterous game show host Jimmy Gator in P.T. Anderson's masterpiece film is enough reason alone to revisit this 10-year old film or watch it for the first time, especially if you've forgotten how amazing Tom Cruise can be in the right setting. Also game show related is the storyline of Quiz Kid Donny Smith played by William H. Macy who has some of the funniest and darkest moments in the film. Sure, it's 3 hours long and there's some weird stuff in it, but it's all worth it.

Quiz Show 1994 - John Turturro plays dorky pushover Herbie Stempel in this tense thriller about a real-life cover up on a 50s game show where the prettier contestant, played by Ralph Fiennes, who had been a longtime champion on the show, was fed answers to questions. How the whole thing unfolds is really fantastic and amazing performances are turned in by everyone involved.

The Running Man 1987 - If you want to see Arnold in his heyday this is the film to do it, if you don't count Total Recall and Commando and Predator. But anyway, The Running Man is a great comic look at the future of entertainment in America as it chronicles the story of a group of prisoners put into the country's most popular game show where they have to escape a series of deadly murderers sent after them in a giant playing field. Maria Conchita Alonso is hot and Arnold is bulky and crazy like usual. Also note Richard Dawson, the real-life original host of Family Feud, who stars as the villainous host of the game show, who turns in a sweet performance as well.

National Lampoon's European Vacation 1985 - In this first sequel to the wildly successful Vacation film from National Lampoon, the Griswolds find themselves on the Pig in a Poke game show where they win a European family trip. Once this opening scene is over however, nothing good happens until the German chick shows her boobs to Rusty. Eric Idle falls into a big fountain on crutches and you retroactively learn that "sex" is German for six. That's really what you've got to look forward to in this one.


Just keeping you abreast, as we are want to do. You're welcome.

'AOTS' Tuesday, March 24

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Posted March 24, 2009 - By Eugene Morton
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Chris Gore returns from his Austin sojourn to give us this week's picks from the DVD release crop including 'Tales of the Black Freighter' and 'Quantum of Solace.'
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John Cena stops by to put the smack down on the AOTS set and to talk wrestling but mostly about his new cop thriller, '12 Rounds,' that comes out this Friday.
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Kevin and Olivia become maskers and get really freaky in this ad-libbed soup of nastiness. Where's my Purell?
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It's not every day you get to see Olivia Munn drive over Kevin Pereira while he sings a treasured American tune. But today is one of those days.
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In this edition of WTF, we're looking at folks on the web who like to wear masks or even lots of masks when getting their jollies off.
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Sometimes with a live show you realize that there's a large chunk of time at the end of the show that needs to be filled. Hence, this disgusting, beautiful, completely not TV-14 display of jackassery.
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We're joined once again by Jimmy the Geek, who is on the move to another exotic locale, to give us his updated picks on the Sweet 16 round of the NCAA basketball tournament.
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Blair Butler reviews a gaggle of classic graphic novels including 'Runaways,' 'Wolverine: Origin' and 'Starman' Omnibus Vol. 2.
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Alison Haislip has a hold on your Tuesday Feed with stories about China not being all that into YouTube, the UK trying to ban Google Street View, and more.
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DVDuesday Bonus Features: Badly Named FilmsOn today's DVDuesday, Chris Gore reviews the newest Bond film, Quantum of Solace, which has to be one of the worst names for a film that we've ever seen, but it's not the only poorly named film out there...so, we're making a list of some of those films so that you can see what bad film names are all about.

The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain (1995) - The who who did what and came down what now? This Hugh Grant film about the exciting world of cartography was likely meant to be whimsical and terribly British, but the title made it seem like it was going to be all about reading a topographical map.

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