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DVDuesday

On today's edition of DVDuesday, Chris Gore will be looking at Oliver Stone's controversial portrait of our last president, W. For today's DVDuesday Bonus Features, we wanted to talk about some other movies that you might not know were also about George W. Bush, whether they were poorly promoted, or just hiding their true intent. So, here we go.

E.T. (The Extra Terrestrial) - We've all seen this prescient look at the life of George W. Bush, perhaps without realizing that the film was even meant to be about the man who would eventually become our 43rd President, however, looking at the character of Gertie, as played by an adolescent, drug-addled Drew Barrymore, proves the truth behind the cover-up. Confused, infantile, and wandering lost through the movie while her older brothers dealt with the horror of an invading alien, one need only look at the sad, simple girl to see W. poking through.

Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins - Snubbed by his family, even after achieving a modicum of success, one can't help seeing Martin Lawrence's character of Roscoe as an allegory for the then-current POTUS, who also came from a family who, for whatever reason, failed to be impressed by the level of success he had achieved. Also, the subliminal idea that Martin might, at some point in the process, run out into the street and lay down in traffic had to do with his casting in this Presidentially-influenced art film.

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AOTS Tuesday, February 03

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Posted February 3, 2009 - By Eugene Morton
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'Coraline' is a new film being released this weekend based on a 2002 Neil Gaiman novel and we got the opportunity to sit and chat with the cast and crew about what makes the world of stop motion film making so challenging and so rewarding.
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Just five dudes who met at Hofstra University in New York and have a penchant for the comedy filmmaking, that's all these dudes are. And they're good at it, too.
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Times are tough and everyone's trying to figure out how to cut corners to save dough, but don't cut coupons like your Grandma, go hack yourself instead!
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Every once in a while Olivia gets a little anxious and she has to bust up a drug ring. Maybe that's why she knows so much about the sweetest new handheld weapons that can help you get the jump done should you decide to join her.
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Alison hates to bring bad news but it looks like companies publishing their earnings from the fourth quarter of '08, are taking huge hits. Motorola lost 3.6 billion dollars despite having a 100 million surplus and that's not all.
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Batman Flips Out, Kevin is 40, L337 Granny, Kid After Dentist, Songsmith Economy.
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Check out this TV ad we found for an "alternative" medicine dentist named Dr. Pangolin who works out of a nasty mobile home.
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Chris Gore, our resident film expert, is back for his weekly movie advice segment and today he's got the juice on 'Zack and Miri Make a Porno,' 'His Name Was Jason,' and 'Hulk Vs.' as well as a quick pick that will blow your face off.

Today's DVDuesday Bonus Features centers on our big, green (or grey, or red) friend, The Hulk. On the show, Chris Gore will review a couple of Hulk Vs... titles, which feature Dr. Bruce Banner's id-driven monster getting it on with Thor and Captain America, but we'd like to suggest some other foes that he might face, should there be a series of sequels.

Hulk vs. Hulk - What could be more fascinating than watching The Incredible Hulk take on himself? Not in a 'HULK SMASH' sort of way, but in a "what am I doing with my life?" battle of existential despair that would be fought on a couch in an office somewhere. After hours of thought, Hulk realizes that the only logical step for him next is to get a pint of Ben & Jerry's 'Everything But The...' and watch a Sex and the City marathon.

Hulk vs. The 1986 Mets - Perhaps The Hulk could do what the Boston Red Sox failed to 23 years ago, and vanquish the evil Metropolitans from New York. And this would be a better battle than you would think. Hulk might be a monster at the dish, but he'd have to face Doc Gooden's curveball, not to mention his weak fielding percentage in 1986, which would really have been put to the test with all of the speedsters in the Mets' lineup. My prediction? Mets 2, Hulk 1.

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AOTS Tuesday, January 27

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Posted January 27, 2009 - By Eugene Morton
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It's a rock-themed DVDuesday and Chris Gore turns up to let us know what he thinks of Guy Ritchie's 'Rocknrolla' and Rainn Wilson in 'The Rocker.' Also, there's a special surprise review for a fantastic old school 3D film.
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Blair Butler returns to deliver reviews of her favorite new comics like the bombastic Red Hulk, the fully adult-rated Acme Novelty Library #19, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Wolves at the Gate.
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In today's effin' science we go a bit old school and talk about what makes the fiery lightning of the Van de Graaff generator pop so wildly and so safely.
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It's the thick part of the winter, ladies and that means if you haven't grabbed up some of the gear that makes living in the snow worthwhile, it's time you track it down and make your move. Take for instance, a snowball cannon. You'll thank us later.
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Chick Faceplant, Where's Satan Dog, Cadbury Viral, Banned PETA Commercial.
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Alison Haislip would like to feed you some news on Apple's patent on touchscreen gestures, the FCC enforced digital switch date for tv, and the surprising Netflix earnings report.
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Kevin is tempted by some sexy veggies as they try to pull him away from the delicious world of processed meat. Who knew carrots could have such great legs?
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Olivia sweetens the pot as we take a look at the numbers for the National Pie Week initiative.

In honor of Chris Gore's weekly look at movies, we're instigating a new feature here on Attack of the Blog, called DVDuesday Bonus Features, which takes a look inside the movies that Chris will feature on the show. This week, Chris is looking at RockNRolla and The Rocker, which caused us to think of other movies with 'rock' figured prominently inside.

So, here we go...

1. The Rock (1996)  - Those who despise Michael Bay should take a harder look at this movie, which takes a whimsical look at biological terrorism using the awesome backdrop of Alcatraz for its setting. As if that weren't enough, Sean Connery is the only man to have ever successfully escaped The Rock (the nickname for 'Traz), and he's called in to help. It doesn't get any better than Connery getting down and dirty in the San Francisco Bay.

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AOTS Tuesday, January 20

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Posted January 20, 2009 - By Eugene Morton
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Chris Gore has returned in time to review today's big DVD releases in the form of 'Max Payne,' 'Skins Volume 1,' and the venerable online sensation from Joss Whedon, 'Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog.'
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Inspired by a Hack Yourself segment about getting free drinks in bars, Alison tells us about Missy and Shenequa, her own free-drink snatchers that happen to live in her sweater.
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Smug Mug is for photographers who are looking for something a little more professional than Flickr in an online photo service. Membership isn't free, but users are able to better display their work and easily sell professional prints.
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Kristin Adams has your Inauguration Day Feed, with stories about Google streaming Obama, the car that carries the President, Belkin getting in hot water, and a new virus to watch for.
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Times are tough, which is why you should take our bar tricks to heart if you want to scam a few free drinks off some suckers the next time you take to the bar scene.
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Alison and Kevin have monkeyed with the new ultralight Acer Aspire laptop which is a steal at $650 with its Intel dual-core processor and up to 4 GB of RAM. But does all this add up to a worthy purchase?
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Face Slam, Curious Case of Forrest Gump, Dad Can't Fix Toy, Hug Defense, Doctor Fisting.

AOTS Tuesday, January 13

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Posted January 13, 2009 - By Eugene Morton
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One of the cooler, non-invasive trends in the underground artworld is a new approach to graffiti. Today's Blog Watch outlines the history of digital graffiti with links to blogs with examples, techniques, and free software so you can try it, too.
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Our own resident wack-job is back to give us another poorly thought-out stub of an idea where virtually every sentence is parentheticized with "citation needed." This time we learn about the Nintendo Entertainment System, sort of.
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It's Tuesday and that means its time to review some DVDs with the gallant Chris Gore. This week, he's got copies of the original 1981 'My Bloody Valentine,' 'Appaloosa,' and Season 2 of 'Frisky Dingo.'
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Olivia Munn finally flips out and goes after cardboard cutouts of herself throughout the studio, like a housecat on a destructive, territorial mission.
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Late in 2008, Mr. Chi City burst onto the YouTube scene and has quickly garnered tons of views with his own unique style and smart quippery. Today, we induct him into our hallowed hall of Who's Who on YouTube.
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Senior Editor for alleyinsider.com, Dan Frommer, joins Kevin to talk about a modem modding practice that's stirring up a load of controversy.
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Alison reports the latest news regarding Barack Obama's choice for Chairman of the FCC, the arrest of a Pennsylvania man over the sale of hacked modems, the increase of Chinese internet users, DivX being able to play Blu-ray rips and more.
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Paintball Firing Squad, L4D Macho Man, Cat vs. Fake Cat, Killer Frisbee, Old Stoner.

AOTS Tuesday, January 6

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Posted January 6, 2009 - By Eugene Morton
Special guests, hot movie coverage, on-location shoots and everything else that only a show like Attack of the Show can show.
Chris Hardwick is at the Macworld Expo in San Francisco to see what computer giant, Apple and all of its buddies are up to and to hear the big announcements from the house that Steve Jobs built.
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.
Technology has come a long way since the primitive days of enslaved dinosaurs, and Steve Jobs is finally able to reveal what makes the iPhone so magical.
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Anna David knows a thing or two about sex and that's why she has returned for the first In Your Pants of 2009 to dole out advice regarding the female virgin's first time and how to get the girl who is anti-oral to become pro-oral.
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Chris Gore has got the tips on newly released DVDs, so you don't spend your hard earned holiday bonus cash on crap. He'll take a look at 'Pineapple Express,' 'Battlestar Galactica' Season 4 and 'The Wackness.'
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.
Alison Haislip kidnapped Mr. Kennedy of WWE fame and quizzed him about his first feature film which follows him and a band of Navy SEALS as they take on Columbian Special Forces in an effort to rescue a hostage and clear their names.
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Layla's got the news on iPhone's popping up for sale at Best Buy and Wal-Mart, as well as the closing of Secret Stash, Kevin Smith's memorabilia/comic book shop in Los Angeles. Today's Feed also has, of course, the ever-present much, much more.
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Bike Faceplant, Theremin Hero, Tongue vs. Mousetrap, Robocop Chicken, Hobo Rollercoaster.

AOTS Tuesday, December 23

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Posted December 23, 2008 - By Eugene Morton
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Resident Film Expert Chris Gore takes us through the topsy turvy world of DVD new releases with today's 'Eagle Eye' starring Shia LaBeouf and 'Ghost Town' with Ricky Gervais.
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Anna would like to help you out with your naughty bits, in a clinical sense, which is why she's answering questions about how to let your roommate know you're crushing on him or her and what to do when you're lacking in the tackle department.
Special guests, hot movie coverage, on-location shoots and everything else that only a show like Attack of the Show can show.
The iPhone has some pretty impressive applications, but Google's Android OS has some fancy tricks up its sleeve, too.
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.
'The Spirit' is apparently not the only primarily greenscreen-shot film out there for imminent release. 'Attack of the Show' has just gotten its hands on an exclusive trailer that mimics that style and we pass it along to you now.
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So, your Drunckle Ted is coming to crash the holiday festivities at your house and you need some quick and cheap junk to put in his stocking. Chris is gonna tell you all about the owl pellets, the child bubble, and the 2009 Time Warner Cable Guy Calendar.
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Archos has combined the portability of an iPod and the access and power of a notebook into one pocket sized internet media device. With a 320 GB hard drive and Wi-Fi capability, is it set to become the must-have media player for '09? We'll see.
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Giant Snowball, Christmas Morning, Judge Dredd Quote, CD Makin', Stacking Food on Animals.
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Alison reports the latest news including stories about 'Spore' going DRM free, YouTube's removal of Time Warner content, President Elect, Obama potentially scrapping future NASA projects and a recent study which has discovered why octopi love HD TV.
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.
Inspired by the weird, Japanese phenomenon of stacking food on pets, Kevin tests Olivia's pavlovian fortitude by burying her under her favorite edible treat, pie.

AOTS Tuesday, December 16

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Posted December 16, 2008 - By Eugene Morton
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Film expert, Chris Gore is back to let us know how he feels about 'Death Race,' 'Lost' Season 4, 'Burn After Reading' and 'Dr. Horrible.' He'll set you up with a classic buy, rent, or pass rating so you can feel informed.
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Kevin and Olivia are joined live by users from across the country in a concerted effort to crash the Home Beta servers while possibly ruining everyone else's new Home experience.
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Blair Butler takes some time off from Fresh Ink duties and goes to New York to visit the cast and crew of the new comic book adapted film, 'The Spirit.'
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We're joined live by Drew McWeeny AKA "Moriarty" who has an exciting announcement to make on the show. He's breaking away from Ain't it Cool News and has launched his own entertainment site called Hit Fix.
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The new Olympus 1050 SW is a point and shoot with a few interesting features, one of them being something called "tap control" that allows you to take a picture by tapping any side of the camera. It's also waterproof, freeze-proof, and drop-proof.
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Alison is dropping some knowledge about an Internet Explorer security flaw that could be huge if exposed, a rumor regarding upgrading the Mac Mini, and the triumphant and mysterious return of Scrabulous to Facebook!
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Dating Advice, Onion Stepdads, Pencil, Cookie Jar, Celery Drop, Denis Leary Movies.
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David Fettig reveals his other talents beyond what we've seen in his balisong (butterfly knifing) video. The butterfly knife skills he's developed have nothing on the other techniques his honed.

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