Show Notes for Episode 45, “Secret Origins”


It’s that time of year again: Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony time!

If you don’t think Once Upon a Time in America is long enough already, get ready for the even longer 269-minute cut.

Neil Gaiman will script an adaptation of the Chinese epic Journey to the West.

Michael Chabon developing Hobgoblin, an HBO series about magicians who fight Nazis. Sold.

After Batman: Arkham City, Mark Hamill will walk away from the Joker.

Surprising approximately no one, Blockbuster is going up for sale.

Here’s the full-length trailer for Super 8.

Warner Bros. is launching movie rentals through Facebook, starting with The Dark Knight.

Ron Moore is loading his new fantasy series 17th Precinct with most of the cast of Battlestar Galactica.

Julie Taymor is done wrestling with the thongs and sarongs of Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark‘s creative fire.

It’s that time of year again, again: Daylight Savings Time, y’all!


Here’s a Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy text game.


The Fighter (DVD/BD)

Sharktopus (DVD/BD)

Hereafter (DVD/BD)


Ratings system:

  • 5 Wattles – Maximum Gobbling
  • 4.5 Wattles – Gobble It
  • 4 Wattles – Worth Gobbling
  • 3.5 Wattles – Worth Gobbling
  • 3 Wattles – Gobble?
  • 2.5 Wattles – Gobble?
  • 2 Wattles – Do Not Gobble
  • 1.5 Wattles – Do Not Gobble
  • 1 Wattle – Run, Don’t Gobble!
  • .5 Wattles – Run, Don’t Gobble!

The Adjustment Bureau (AJ: 2.5 Wattles; Paul: 4 Wattles)

The Troll Hunter (AJ: 4 Wattles)

Another Year (AJ: 4.5 Wattles)

How Do You Know (AJ: 3 Wattles)

Rango (Paul: 5 Wattles; AJ: 4 Wattles)


  1. “Thank You Jack White” by The Flaming Lips, Flight Test (2003)
  2. “Rango Theme Song” by Los Lobos, Rango (2011)

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