May the 4th - She's Fast Enough for You Old Man by Tim Anderson

Everyone’s making plans for Star Wars Day on May the 4th. After the jump:

  • Future Star Wars games will be canon, says Lucasfilm
  • Timothy Zahn weighs in on the EU and official canon
  • Chris Miller points out his own contribution to the canon
  • See a promo for The Big Bang Theory‘s Star Wars episode
  • Browse some Star Wars Day prints from Dark Ink
  • Get details on Disney’s Stormtrooper-centric art exhibit
  • Watch the first full Star Wars Rebels trailer on May 4
  • In the meantime, flip through some Star Wars Rebels pics
  • … and read a lengthy interview with RebelsDave Filoni

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May 4th has become an unofficial Star Wars holiday. This year, two of the biggest sitcoms on television are officially celebrating. Lucasfilm has signed deals with CBS’s The Big Bang Theory and ABC’s The Goldbergs to air special Star Wars-centric advertisements, er, episodes around May 4.

With Star Wars Episode VII rumored to start shooting May 14 in Morocco, the fact Lucasfilm is acknowledging “May the Fourth Be With You” in such a public way suggests these episodes could be timed to a big announcement. Below, read about what the Star Wars Big Bang Theory and Goldbergs episodes will each hold. Read More »

This morning Megan Fox, Ed Helms, and Jessica Alba announced the nominations for the 2013 Golden Globes. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the organization behind the event, is famous for nominating films and performances simply based on their star factor — if there’s an actor that members of the HFPA want to hang out with, they’re sure to get a nomination.

But the HFPA is great at putting on a show, and so the Golden Globes generate a lot of attention every year. And, as the NY Times points out, with the Globes nominations coming just days before Oscar nomination voting starts, there’s a possibility that nominations here could affect Oscar voting. The Best Picture nomination set includes what is already becoming a standard set of awards favorites, such as Lincoln, Silver Linings Playbook, and Zero Dark Thirty, but there are also nominations for Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, and Django Unchained. Salmon Fishing in the Yemen picked up a few nominations, actually, which was one of  the big surprises.

The Golden Globes will air on January 13, 2013, hosted by Amy Poehler and Tina Fey. The full nomination list is below. Read More »

VOTD: TV Kisses

In honor of Valentine’s Day, TV Squad created a three minute supercut montage of both contemporary and classic television characters kissing. Hit the jump to watch the video.
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What Are The Most Pirated TV Shows of 2010?

Earlier this month we published the list of the most pirated movies of 2010. Today we bring you the listing of the most pirated television series of 2010.  The number one show seems pretty obvious to me…  Any guesses? See the full list after the jump.

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More and more 2009 San Diego Comic Con Announcements begin to roll in. Information on the panels (both of which include special screenings and Q&A) for The Big Bang Theory and Fringe can be found after the jump.
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VOTD: Rock, Paper, Scissors, Lizard, Spock


I just heard about Rock, Paper, Scissors, Lizard, Spock (a trekkified version of Rock, Paper, Scissors) from this scene from the television sitcom The Big Bang Theory. Apparently Sam Kass created the game variation in 2005. Thanks to Miss Geeky for the tip.

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

The Good

THE OFFICE (SEASON 4)
Season Four of The Office may not be the best display of episodes the show has to offer, but it’s still a great season all the same. The most notable issue is that the story arc isn’t quite as well-rounded this go around, which is due in large part to the season being truncated to 14 episodes (thanks writer’s strike!). That’s not to say there haven’t been some interesting developments. For one, Jim and Pam are officially together now, and somehow the writers were able to carefully downplay it so the character’s wonderful dynamic together hasn’t been affected at all. Even more interesting though is Michael’s relationship with Jan, which is taken to a much darker place than ever has been before and continues to reverse our perceptions of him. It’s things like this that are part of what makes The Office above and beyond one of the best comedy shows on television.
Blu-ray? No.
Notable Extras: Four commentaries, deleted scenes, outtakes, “Did I Stutter?” Read-Through, The Office Convention Invitation, The Office Convention: Writer’s Block Panel, and a Goodbye Toby Music Video.

BEST PRICE
Target Best Buy Circuit City Fry’s
$29.99 $32.99 N/A
Amazon – $30.99

EXCLUSIVE DEAL:
What? Deluxe edition ($36.99) with 60 minutes of bonus cast footage and notepad.
Where? Target.

EXCLUSIVE DEAL:
What? Gift set ($42.99) with t-shirt, water bottle, and wristband.
Where? Best Buy.

EXCLUSIVE DEAL:
What? Free The Office Stapler in “Gelatin” Mold.
Where? Circuit City.

THE PROMOTION
Starring Seann William Scott and the always hilarious John C. Reilly as two assistant managers of a corporate grocery store dueling for the same promotion, this comedy seems like a halfway decent version of Employee of the Month. It’s gotten a pretty mixed response from critics and audiences, as apparently it’s a low-key and forgettable affair, but if you’re feeling lazy and are in need of a video rental, this seems like a decent choice.
Blu-ray? No.
Notable Extras: Filmmaker commentary, deleted scenes, making-of featurette, webisodes, and outtakes.

BEST PRICE
Target Best Buy Circuit City Fry’s
N/A $14.99
Amazon – $13.99

DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES (SEASON 4)
Admitting to people that I like this show is almost like I admitting I have a vagina, but after three seasons of sneaking around to avoid people finding out my terrible secret, I just can’t contain it any longer. I love Desperate Housewives. There, I said it. And even though I haven’t yet had the privilege of checking out Season 4, I will happily pick up the DVD box set, as I’ve heard from some that this is the best season since the first. Don’t disappoint me, you drama-filled, love-entangled crazy Wisteria Lane bitches! [Season 4 contains 17 episodes, also shortened due to the writer's strike.]
Blu-ray? No.
Notable Extras: “Couples commentary” (in which the stars pair up to talk about favorite season 4 moments), two featurettes (‘Getting Desperate From Beginning To End’, ‘ Men of Wisteria Lane’), deleted scenes, and bloopers.

BEST PRICE
Target Best Buy Circuit City Fry’s
$37.99 $39.99 N/A
Amazon – $38.99

EXCLUSIVE DEAL:
What? Free $10 Target GiftCard with purchase of both Desperate Housewives (Season 4) and Eli Stone (Season 1) ($29.99).
Where? Target.

EXCLUSIVE DEAL:
What? Save $10 when you buy both Desperate Housewives (Season 4) and Eli Stone (Season 1) ($29.99).
Where? Best Buy.

EXCLUSIVE DEAL:
What? Free ABC TV sampler with pilot episodes.
Where? Circuit City.

SUPERNATURAL (SEASON 3)
I’ll leave it up to you guys to tell me whether this show about two brothers who battle evil spirits deserves to be in “The Good” section or not. Critical reaction seems to lean toward the negative, whereas audience response seems to be exceptionally positive. Being that I’m a big fan of this demon-infused genre (less so of WB teenager melodramas), and since you guys did such a job convincing me Prison Break was worth checking out, I’d love to hear whether I’m missing out by not giving it a chance. [Season 3 contains 16 episodes.]
Blu-ray? Yes (releases November 11, 2008).
Notable Extras: Seven “A Closer Look” featurettes, Ghostfacers! Confessionals, a special effects featurette, a featurette on Dean’s car, and a gag reel.

BEST PRICE
Target Best Buy Circuit City Fry’s
$37.99 $39.99 $36.99 N/A
Amazon – $38.99

EXCLUSIVE DEAL:
What? Calendar.
Where? Target.

EXCLUSIVE DEAL:
What? Free collectible ’67 Chevy Impala model on pack.
Where? Best Buy.

THE BIG BANG THEORY (SEASON 1)
Yet again we’ve struck a show that I don’t watch, this one being a sitcom about “a woman who moves into an apartment next door to two brilliant but socially awkward physicists who shows them how little they know about life outside of the laboratory.” (IMDB) Much like Supernatural, critics seem to be divided on this one, yet it has a select group of self-proclaimed “geek” fans who are absolutely nuts about it. Personally, I might’ve been willing to give it a chance before watching several clips online, but being that I didn’t laugh once, and am also wondering how there’s enough material for more than an episode (let alone a season), I think I’ll pass. [Season 1 contains 17 episodes.]
Blu-ray? No.
Notable Extras: A making-of featurette (‘Quantum Mechanics of the Big Bang Theory’).

BEST PRICE
Target Best Buy Circuit City Fry’s
$18.99 $24.99 $21.99 N/A
Amazon – $18.99

MARRIED LIFE
According to the reviewer response on Rotten Tomatoes, the best thing Married Life has going for it is the fantastic performances from its talented ensemble cast, which includes Chris Cooper, Pierce Brosnan, and Rachel McAdams. The film is a darkly witty “1940s-set drama where an adulterous man plots his wife’s death instead of putting her through the humiliation of a divorce.” (IMDB) Despite that great premise, it’s been said that the movie has tone and pacing problems that prevent it from reaching greatness.
Blu-ray? Yes.
Notable Extras: Audio commentary and three alternative endings.

BEST PRICE
Target Best Buy Circuit City Fry’s
N/A $19.99
Amazon – $9.99

The Bad

LIFE (SEASON 1)
Some people may find it unfair of me to instantly label a show as bad due to a single video clip, and normally I would agree with the sentiment… Then I saw THIS. As a gamer, it actually pains me to watch that footage. Any show that can combine so many illogical concepts, poorly handled clichés, and a complete disregard for reality in such a short span of time just cannot be considered quality television.
Blu-ray? No.
Notable Extras: Five audio commentaries, deleted scenes, a blooper reel, and several featurettes.

BEST PRICE
Target Best Buy Circuit City Fry’s
$19.99 N/A
Amazon – $19.99

Other noteworthy DVDs available this week…
Then She Found MeEli Stone (Season 1)Bright Lights, Big CityCheers (Season 10)How to Rob a BankGhost Whisperer (Season 3)Itty Bitty Titty CommitteeOutsourcedThe Next Avengers: Heroes of Tomorrow

Discuss: What are you planning to rent or buy this week?

The Specials
NOTE: Some deals may be in-store only.


Exclusive: Free exclusive comic book included with purchase of Next Avengers ($14.99).

$9.99 – Charlie Wilson’s War, The Bourne Ultimatum, Superbad, 10000 BC, American Gangster, 3:10 to Yuma, Gone Baby Gone, We Own the Night, 30 Days of Night, Cloverfield, Bee Movie, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, The Simpsons Movie, Atonement, The Fast and the Furious (Franchise Collection), and more…


$4.99 – The Monster Squad (2-Disc 20th Anniversary Edition), Crash, Walk the Line, Dirty Dancing (20th Anniversary), The Punisher (Extended Cut), Lord of War, Cast Away, First Blood, Alien, and more…


$3.99 – The Silence of the Lambs, Robocop, Raging Bull, When Harry Met Sally, This is Spinal Tap, The Usual Suspects, Rocky, The Good the Bad and the Ugly, Hoosiers, Back to School, Walking Tall, The Amityville Horror, and more…

$6.99 – Donnie Darko (Director’s Cut), Little Miss Sunshine, The Illusionist, Kingdom of Heaven, and more…

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