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MacGruberIn this week’s /Filmcast, David Chen, Devindra Hardawar, and Adam Quigley compare and contrast Lost with Battlestar Galactica and Shattered Glass. Special guest Dan Eckman joins us for this episode. Dan’s new film Mystery Team is out on DVD today.

You can always e-mail us at slashfilmcast(AT)gmail(DOT)com, or call and leave a voicemail at 781-583-1993. Join us next week on Monday night at 9 PM EST / 6 PM PST at Slashfilm’s live page as we review Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time.

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This Week in DVD & Blu-ray is a column that compiles all the latest info regarding new DVD and Blu-ray releases, sales, and exclusive deals from stores including Target, Best Buy and Fry’s.

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THE ROAD
The apocalyptic/post-apocalyptic subgenre has been worn out. Between recent outings such as The Book of Eli, 2012, Daybreakers, Doomsday, and The Happening, it’s becoming apparent that there’s really not a whole lot else that can be done with it, and at this point they’re just recycling clichés (e.g. villainous hillbillies, wandering through destroyed landscapes, people turning on each other). The Road though, while not at all exempt from these clichés, is different in one very significant way: It’s not meant to be “fun”. Most movies of this ilk are designed specifically to find the entertainment value in a world reduced to chaos, but very rarely do films ever attempt to find real meaning in that premise. And while The Road may not be as balls-out exciting as some were hoping (you can thank the deliberately deceptive trailer for that), it does put its desolate backdrop to good use, thoughtfully and believably exploring the ways in which our sense of humanity can become lost in times of fear. Those that have read the book will be sure to note how lacking the film is without the artistry and flow of Cormac McCarthy’s prose, but given the limitations of the medium, this is a fine adaptation.
Available on Blu-ray? Yes.
Notable Extras: DVD & Blu-ray – Commentary by director John Hillcoat, deleted and extended scenes, and a Making of The Road featurette.

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LOL: Derrick Comedy’s “Thomas Jefferson”

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Mystery Team was released on DVD today everywhere (under $20 on Amazon right now or VOD now). To celebrate, Derrick Comedy has released a new original sketch called “Thomas Jefferson”. Watch it now, embedded after the jump.
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Derrick Comedy (DC Pierson, Donald Glover, Dominic Dierkes, director Dan Eckman, and producer Meggie McFadden) will be appearing at Laser Blazer on 10587 W. Pico Blvd in Los Angeles on Saturday, June 5th 2010 from 2:00pm-3:30pm to sign copies of the Mystery Team DVD and hold a Q&A. Full details after the jump.
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On Saturday Night I had a chance to see Mystery Team again for the first time since the 2009 Sundance Film Festival midnight premiere. Mystery Team is one of those movies that I get e-mails week after week, from readers thanking me for recommending the film, as they probably wouldn’t have otherwise sought it out. Having talked about the film for over a year on the site, it was great to see it again on the big screen. Laughing out loud with a packed crowd of moviegoers in Westwood, most of which were seeing it for the first time.

Sadly, it seems like the film’s distributor, Roadside Attractions, isn’t really promoting this film. This is the same distributor that has been unable to make money on The Cove, a critically acclaimed Academy Award-winning documentary which could have easily been the next An Inconvenient Truth. The Derrick Comedy guys have been taking a 35mm print on tour across the US, and it appears they’ve been trying to promote the film themselves. The movie will finally hit DVD this Summer, but Los Angeles will have one last chance to see the movie on the big screen this week.

Mystery Team is playing at the Nuart Theatre in Los Angeles, CA, and I urge you all to go check it out.  I’ve been told Derrick Comedy members will be appearing in person at all the evening screenings for the entire run (through next Thursday). At the screening last night, they were giving anyone who had seen the movie twice special “Team LA Heroes” membership cards signed by all five members of Derrick. They told me they’ll be doing that for the rest of the week.

Mystery Team Extends NYC Run, Demand It!

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DERRICK Comedy’s feature film debut Mystery Team had the fourth-highest per screen average this past weekend, a period during which they were the second-most Demanded thing on Eventful. Demand the film come to your city.  I’ve been told that they’re trying to respond to those demands in as timely a fashion as their schedule and budget will allow.

The film’s New York City run has been extended through next week (showtimes), and they will have a special limited engagement this Friday and Saturday night at the Guild Cinema in Albuquerque, NM. Several more cities will be announced soon. Derrick will be in New York doing Q&As every night, and handing out swords to people who see the movie twice, until the end of the run.

This morning we received a very nice e-mail from DERRICK, which they said we could share with you, our readers. You can read that letter after the jump.

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New Derrick Comedy Video: Don’t Jerk Off To This

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There’s something heartening about Derrick Comedy’s solidarity as they engage in promoting their feature-length debut, Mystery Team. When all the elements are taken together, the whole enterprise seems like a triumph of the web: Derrick’s online roots and Youtube success; the blogger/festival circuit buzz about the film; the use of the Demand It campaign to bring the movie to specific cities; and the video at hand that was recently posted on their Youtube page, “Don’t Jerk Off to This.”
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Fantastic Mr. Fox For Your Consideration AwardsThis week, Dave Chen, Devindra Hardawar and Adam Quigley check out Dan Eckman and Derrick Comedy’s Mystery Team, wonder how Hollywood was able to make ninjas boring, question the directing talents of Shawn Levy, and reflect on the possibility of a Greengrass-less Bourne film. Special guest C. Robert Cargill joins us from a bunch of different sites, including Aint It Cool News.

You can always e-mail us at slashfilmcast(AT)gmail(DOT)com, or call and leave a voicemail at 781-583-1993. Join us next Tuesday at 9 PM EST / 6 PM PST at Slashfilm’s live page as we review The Road.

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