My Geek Confessions #25 – 08/24/2012

Welcome to our episode for August 24, 2012!

Krista and Cori are both with us as we discuss “Hairspray” and the Academy Awards, a very naked Prince Harry, and some very prominent deaths. And it wouldn’t be another week in Talk Nerdy to Me without more Batman parody videos.

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This video is outside our usual fare, but was too funny or catchy to not include. It’s the latest in auto-tuned YouTube clips. About Five Guys hamburgers.

Here’s a Batman parody video that I wasn’t going to post but Krista suggested that it need to happen anyway. Here was have a Batman: The Animated Series and Pokemon mashup. I present Zubatman!

The guys at How It Should Have Ended have made parodies of lots of movies before but this time they bring up some really excellent points on possible solutions to some big problems with The Dark Knight Rises. 

Have you ever wished for a mashup between Batman and Sesame Street and be honest, who hasn’t, but it never existed? Well now you finally get your wish. This may be the best explanation for Nolan’s weird voiced Batman ever.

Now this isn’t a parody. This is a real life event when Toronto Batman interrupted a car review website recording a video. Then they decide to keep rolling. Watch as Batman helps to review the Hyundai i30. Just remember his “PARENTS ARE DEAD!”

If you haven’t seen this video by now, I don’t know where you’ve been but the parody video of it doesn’t work without it so I present Gangnam Style! The most ridiculous music video ever.

That video, while Korean, sounds like he’s saying Gundam the entire time. Luckily, I wasn’t the only one on the internet to think so. So they made their own version of the video that replaces every head with Gundam heads. Unfortunately the full finished version was taken down but if you wanted to download the whole video you can by visiting their page and downloading the video.

Box Office

Box Office Mojo  for August 17 – 19, 2012

In Theaters – August 24, 2012 

New Releases for August 21, 2012

Movie News

Nobody Wants to Build the Dark Tower

UK newspapers steer clear of naked Harry photos

‘Hairspray’ producers Zadan, Meron to run Oscars

Good-intentioned elderly woman ruins priceless fresco

Prince Harry challenges USA’s Lochte in swim race

Vivienne Jolie-Pitt makes her film debut with mom

Avril Lavigne to marry Nickelback frontman

Barnes & Noble sees ‘Fifty Shades’ of green

Fox to distribute DreamWorks Animation movies

Dick Van Dyke to get SAG Life Achievement Award

Humorist Phyllis Diller dies at 95 in Los Angeles

Hunt for answers in ‘Top Gun’ director’s death

Comedic actor William Windom dead at 88

TV News

TV Trifecta: Blake’s 7, Arrow, Doctor Who

ABC Is Gluing Gears on Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer

AP Source: Strahan close to deal with ‘Live!’

‘The Office’ will end its run on NBC next season

Kimmel moving into thick of late-night fight

NBC snags new Michael J. Fox TV series

Olympics gone, so are many viewers

Olympics viewer boost for ‘Today’ show short-lived

Rosie O’Donnell suffers heart attack, gets stent

The Tonight Show cuts staff; Leno trims pay

CBS drops suit against ABC over ‘Glass House’ show

‘The Walking Dead’ gets a ‘Good’ guy; plus, casting scoop on ‘Dexter,’ ‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘CSI: NY’ and more 

‘Sopranos’ cast members reunite … for a Nickelodeon movie

Talk Nerdy to Me

Movie News Trifecta: Evil Dead, Dark Tower, Thor 2

Nintendo Power, 1988-2012

The Doctor Lies

Superman and Wonder Woman Are Doin’ It

Batman Does Not Care for the Hyundai i30

‘Hyrule Historia’ overtakes ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ for Amazon’s No. 1 spot

‘Ender’s Game’ Getting IMAX Release

Digimon Xros Wars getting a dub (possibly unconfirmed)

 

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