Hip Hop/Rap Ryan Querbach
Atlanta rapper T.I. has released Trouble Man: Heavy Is the Head,
his eighth studio album and the first since his most recent stint in
prison. The title is no doubt a reference to his legal troubles on
federal weapons charges, but it also makes reference to the Marvin Gaye
song of the same name, which is sampled in the album’s opening track.
RiffTrax offers a second chance to see them eviscerate a shlock sci-fi classic.
Plan one: Any self-respecting fan of Mystery Science Theater 3000 should go see the RiffTrax gang do its thing tomorrow night to Ed Wood’s Plan 9 from Outer Space. Not for nothing has the 1959 sci-fi turkey starring Bela Lugosi and Bela Lugosi’s chiropractor been dubbed the “worst movie ever made.”
The 7:30 p.m. Thursday showing isn’t live, but it was four years ago, and if you didn’t see it then, trust me: It was hilarious.
Or don’t trust me and see it yourself. That’s what I’m urging you to do, anyway, and you may do so at either AMC Quail Springs Mall 24, 2501 W. Memorial, or Tinseltown USA, 6001 N. Martin Luther King.
Sci-Fi Rod Lott
In the trash classic The Incredible Melting Man,
the titular creature — aka astronaut Steve West (Alex Rebar), returned
home from a botched mission to Saturn as a walking pile of goo — claims
his first victim less than 10 minutes after the MGM lion roars, but only
after he's given a nurse such a shock that she jumps through a glass
door. What’s not to love?
Television series Rod Lott
Not everything on television has to appeal to mass audiences. In fact, with the further fractioning of viewership thanks to alternatives like Netflix and VOD, more series can afford to become more niche. Here are five examples of shows both past and present — and new to DVD and/or Blu-ray — that encompass some of the more outrageous ideas ever to go beyond boardroom discussion.