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Friday, May 28, 2010

Caption Contest #1

Welcome to the first of many exciting Have You Seen... caption contests! Simply come up with a caption for the photo below and email it to us. We'll choose the best one and the weiner, I mean _winner_ will receive a free DVD rental. Submit as many as you'd like and we'll post the best one in 2 weeks time.

Send 'em to haveyouseenvid[at]gmail.com

Thursday, May 27, 2010

The New Stuff Cometh!

Is it hot out there or is is just me?! Hey-o!

With weather like this, who needs enemies? Zzzzziiiiinnnggg!

OK, really, let's get serious for a moment: it's hot. So much so that doing anything beyond pressing play on a DVD remote could cause serious complications. So do your body a favour and load yourself up with a few shiny Have You Seen... discs of choice, hit the couch and do not move most muscles. Eyes and thumb only. For your health!

JUST LIKE NEW

THE ROAD
Adapted from the novel by Cormac McCarthy, Aragorn stars as a papa fighting to survive in a really not so nice post-apocalyptic world while taking care of his son against all odds when two become one. No sightings of Frodo or Pippin but I'll bet you those buggers were hiding somewhere in the background. Will need to watch it again to try and spot them. Just a caution: you may feel slightly guilty eating snacks while watching this film. I didn't, but you might.


"Aragon like soda pop. Soda pop taste good in mouth."

TRUE BLOOD Season 2
Oh boy, does this show ever SUCK! Ahahahahahahahaaha...no. I don't think I've seen Elliott this excited* about a series before and on his strong recommend, check, check it out if you have not done yet. *Not since The Golden Girls of course.

Billy Connolly: Journey to the Edge of the World
Funny Scottish man-guy trudges through sleet, snow and blubber with a smile in order to bring you a chuckle-ridden travelogue. See Billy teeter on the edge of the world. Does he fall off and discover a hidden tribe of floating Air People? Watch the discs to see!



DAVID CROSS: Bigger and Blackerer
Speaking of funny man-guys, everybody's fave sarcastic comedy maker David Cross hits back hard with a stand-up performance filled with very little sitting down on his part. The audience sits a whole bunch though, lazy bastards.



BULLETPROOF SALESMAN
Doc about war profiteer Fidelis Cloer who is in the business of selling armoured vehicles in Iraq and Afghanistan. I do believe I'll stick to renting movies.



RECENT CRITERION ADDITIONS
- STAGECOACH (1939) John Ford/John Wayne
- FUGITIVE KIND (1959) Sidney Lumet/Marlon Brando/Joanne Woodward

And since we haven't done a proper update in some time, here are a few from the past couple of weeks that are worth a mention!

MESSENGER
Someone has the unenviable job of notifying the families of soldiers killed during conflict and The Messenger details this task. Ben Foster and Woody Harrelson portray these military personnel and their performances are super solid. Samantha Morton is excellent as a woman just informed about the death of her husband. One of the most believable and realistic characters in recent American film. Heavy duty, yes, but the top notch acting makes it all worthwhile.



SOUTH PACIFIC
No, not the musical. Although, I really wish BBC had decided to include some footage of the rare singing Samoan eel in this Planet Earth/Blue Planet calibre collection. Many moments that will inspire both awe and bitter jealousy at the fact that we don't have any parrotfish in the Otonabee. Got some great gnarly carp though. Film that BBC!



This is just the tip of the veritable virtual iceberg as it relates to new additions to the store. To fully grasp the extent of new stuff you'll need to creep on down here, hopping between patches of shade. Tons of Brit TV and so much more!

And remember TV Carnage comes to town Sunday the 30th @ The Spill - 8pm!

Over and out.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

TV Carnage Is Coming to Buff Your Butt!

The rumours are true and this time, Fleetwood Mac had nothing to do with it!

That doesn't actually make any sense and neither does TV Carnage. This insidious video creation is the work of a mysterious and frightening entity known only as "Pinky." And to really creep you out, even his own family don't know if Pinky is his first name or his last! Hell, they're not even sure if Pinky is a guy. Regardless, because "irregardless" isn't actually a word, Pinky is coming to bust a cap deep into the backside of this town on Sunday May 30th with a new regime of exercise-related Carnage. It all goes down at The Spill with doors moving on their hinges at 8pm.

We at Have You Seen... LOVE TV Carnage and we are eagerly awaiting the next installment of Emmy award not-winning excellence. Advance tickets are available right here at the shoppe (I say "right here" because I'm typing this from work-if I were typing this from home I'd say "right there") and are available to you the viewer for $6. If you wait until show day, you're gonna have to cough up another $2 which when added to the aforementioned $6 makes a total of $8. So snag your seat early!

The trailer below is merely a taste, a veritable dinkling of what you can expect on that cold, snowy May night. So join some guy named Zach and us for Pinky, TV Carnage & hot chocolate. And be sure to bring a blanket to snuggle under with a stranger!

video

Monday, May 17, 2010

Are You Receiving Us?



Hey there! Just checking in to see if anyone is actually reading this. If you'd like this magical blog to continue sucking up bandwidth, let us know the next time you're in the store & we'll keep providing you with useless information and really dumb attempts at humour. Thanks!



UPDATE: The blog lives!! And it's all thanks to Iris! All one of you say "Thanks Iris!"