On this episode of the Picture Show, as is customary (kinda) during the summer months Dan & Greg start with the box office report for the past week and talk about how Avengers is swallowing all the other summer movies whole, how bad an idea Battleship was and hope for a forthcoming Ants in the Pants movie.
Lurching forward they also fit in some Avengers Blu-Ray and DVD release talk.
Next up, now that all of the networks have had their upfronts, they skip around the upcoming fall television schedule touching on Revolution, Ben & Kate, Elementary and Animal Practice, among others.
That discussion leads into the news over the last few weeks that Community was renewed for a 13 episode 4th season and Dan Harmon was fired as showrunner (the very definition of bittersweet).
Lastly (full show) is the recent news that DC Comics has announced that a prominent male character will be revealed as homosexual in the next few months but they haven’t said who yet.
Thing of the Week:
On the show this week Greg and Melissa are joined by the sorely missed Dan Larson and in honor of Dan’s appearance they start with news that the film Top Gun is being post converted to 3D for a possible theatrical re-release. As expected, this news is not met with much enthusiasm.
Then, they move onto talking about the possible forthcoming Blu-Ray release of E.T. in which Steven Spielberg has stated it may contain only the original 1982 version and not the 2002 altered special edition, which he has expressed regret about.
Lastly, as a result of the slow news week, Melissa steps in to save our butts with the first “Strange Ink Slow News Week New Release Preview” in which we talk about some of the DVD and CD releases for the current week.
Thing of the Week:
Melissa — St. Vincent — Strange Mercy
Greg — TV 74 (a preview, in book form, of the 1974 TV season)
Good news everyone!
Good news everyone! The Strange Ink Picture Show will be returning with new episodes starting next Tuesday. It’ll be a different show but also very much the same. Joining Greg Petrin (that’s me) for the time being is semi-permanent co-host Melissa Dunham (also known as Tumblr Melissa). New theme song, new logo, same Things of the Weeks. Shut yo mouths.
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First look at Daniel Radcliffe in “The Woman In Black”. Directed by James Watkins.
Hitting theaters on Feb. 3, 2012, in “The Woman In Black,” Radcliffe plays a father and grieving widower who discovers the ghost of a scorned woman set on vengeance. “Harry had his share of harrowing moments, but this film is far more harrowing than any of the Potter films,’’ Radcliffe told EW this week, who says that it was relatively easy to portray a dad because he got his real-life godson to play his onscreen son. ‘‘I guess I cheated a bit,’’ he laughed. Directed by James Watkins (”Eden Lake”), the horror/thriller and drama also stars Ciarán Hinds