Remember when Saturday mornings were worth getting up for? While we can’t provide a four-hour block of programming, here’s some retro news you may have missed (or simply want to revisit) from the past week.
Saturday Morning Programming:
The Smurfs hold a special place in Linz’s heart– she watched it every weekend morning with her dad while her mom slept in. When mom would wake up, dad would exclaim, “AHHH! It’s Garga-mom!” This did not go over well. And we still call her that.
Although the movie itself is… special… the Blu-Ray version of the Super Mario Bros. movie sounds like it’s actually worth buying! The blu-ray will be available on November 3, 2014 and includes This Ain’t No Video Game (60 minute documentary featuring new interviews with: Co-directors Rocky Morton and Annabel Jankel, Producer Roland Joffe, Actors John Leguizamo and Richard Edson, Writer Parker Bennett, Production Designer David Snyder, Art Director Walter Martishius, FX Artists Paul Elliot, Vincent Guastini and Rob Burman, Visual FX Designer Chris Woods, Editor Mark Goldblatt and Creature Designer Patrick Tatopoulos. Archive interviews with Bob Hoskins and producer Jake Eberts) AND a Making of Featurette. There’s other stuff, but considering all the stories we’ve heard from the film’s less than optimal making… these should be more entertaining than the movie itself!
Video Games and Music, Together At Last:
A new documentary series, Diggin’ in the Carts, explores the history of video game music. That. Is. Awesome.
TV Show Meta-ness:
The Simpsons will be doing another crossover episode. No, the Critic isn’t making a fourth appearance on the show. In what seems too self-aware, yet entirely appropriate, the Simpson family will be encountering their 1980s version of themselves. Pretty sure I saw this in a Ninja Turtles movie a few years back…