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New "What's In My Bag?" Episode With Tim & Eric

Posted by Amoebite, April 30, 2013 02:46pm | Post a Comment

Tim & Eric

The awkwardly hilarious comedy duo Tim & Eric are some of the busiest funnymen in showbiz. Gaining legions of cult-like fans from their successful Adult Swim shows (Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! and Tom Goes to the Mayor), Tim & Eric continue to bless us with more left field content via their popular website, timanderic.com. They also recently partnered up with fellow comedians Sarah Silverman, Reggie Watts and Michael Cera to launch the new Jash Network YouTube channel. If you simply can't be fulfilled by Internet videos, then pick up Tim & Eric's Billion Dollar Movie. If you need even more Tim & Eric, grab the new film that stars the pair alongside LCD Soundsystem frontman James Murphy, The Comedy

Tim & Eric wandered into Amoeba Hollywood in search of very specific and maybe even peculiar selections. We got it all on video for another awesome episode of What's In My Bag?. Find out which of the two is a fan of a famous Mexican comedian and which one needs two copies of a 30 Seconds To Mars album. Oh yeah, and check out their very funny impromtu cover of Smash Mouth's "All Star."

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edgar wright vs. the world...

Posted by Brad Schelden, November 12, 2010 02:05pm | Post a Comment
I have had a long love affair with zombies. Since I can remember I have always been obsessed with them. There is just something about the undead! I have been a long time horror fan and zombie movies have always been my favorite within that genre. They are a bit scary but I always thought they were a bit hilarious as well. The original Dawn of the Dead by George Romero was released in 1978. The movie is nothing short of brilliant. It combines my two favorite things...shopping malls and zombies! It remains my favorite of all time. There were many great zombie movies throughout the 70s and 80s but I had pretty much given up on the zombie movie in recent years... That is, until Edgar Wright came around and released the brilliant Shaun of the Dead in 2004! This was my first introduction to Edgar Wright but he had already created the amazing British TV series Spaced. I highly recommend that you check out this DVD -- it is really some amazing stuff -- but Shaun of the Dead is really Edgar's masterpiece. I still don't think I have met anyone who doesn't love this movie. I just don't know how you can't. Comedy zombie films don't always work but Edgar Wright just got it perfect. I really can't ever get enough of this movie and I usually laugh throughout the whole thing! The movie stars Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. This was also my first introduction to them as well. Edgar's take on the buddy cop film came out a couple of years later in 2007. Hot Fuzz was highly anticipated for me. I couldn't wait to see what Edgar would come up with next. It was amazing, just as I had hoped. You can read my review of the Hot Fuzz DVD from a couple of years ago right here.
shaun of the dead
Both Hot Fuzz and Shaun of the Dead are also now available on Blu-ray. I am huge fan of the director's and actors' commentaries. It was one of my favorite things about DVDs when they first started adding them to the releases, although some are, of course, better than others. Shaun of the Dead has an amazing commentary from Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg together. I could really listen to this without even watching the movie! You will learn a lot about this movie but mostly you'll just hot fuzzlaugh along with them as they laugh at each other. The Hot Fuzz ultimate edition Blu-ray actually comes with 5 commentaries! Both these movies are two of my favorites of the decade. I just can't express my love of Edgar Wright enough! I love horror movies and the buddy cop action movies of the 80s and Edgar Wright somehow managed to reinvent both of these genres and make them his own. He ended up creating two of the most hilarious dark sort of comedies of the decade. I really was not sure what Edgar could have done next to impress me. I was waiting in anticipation for his next move for what seemed like forever...

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