Episode 78: The Science Oven

The Science Oven

Join TJ, Chad, and Fizz for the ultimate Microsoft Windows Fail! Well, okay, that did happen to poor Chad, but the show must go on! It’s sad, but to start things off, the trio discuss the death of Philip Seymore Hoffman. It’s a downer, but it would have seemed wrong not to address it. Then they briefly find out if Chad and TJ did okay discussing Fizz’s top 13 films of 2013. Follwed by a good discussion on the casting of Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luther. Given TJ’s supreme disdain for ‘Man of Steel’, you wouldn’t think he would have so much to say about it but he does, as do Chad and Fizz. Also in question and discussion, has J.K. Rowling lost her mind? Probably. Then Chad and Fizz get to talk about ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ trailer. And don’t miss out on the spirited discussion of David O. Russell’s latest film, ‘American Hustle’.

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  • Windows Crashes

  • Philip Seymour Hoffman Dies at 46

    Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead of an apparent heroin overdose — with a hypodermic needle still stuck in his arm — inside a Greenwich Village apartment on Sunday, cops said.

    Screenwriter and friend David Bar Katz called 911 around 11:30 a.m. after he and a female friend found Hoffman in his underwear on a bathroom floor at 35 Bethune St., sources said.

    The pair went to check on Hoffman after he missed an appointment to pick up his three kids from longtime girlfriend Mimi O’Donnell, sources said.

  • OD eyed in Philip Seymour Hoffman death

    Hoffman — a versatile and prolific actor famed for his vivid portrayals of troubled souls — had repeatedly struggled with substance abuse. He spent 10 days in rehab last year for abusing prescription pills and heroin after 23 years of sobriety.

  • Jesse Eisenberg Cast as Lex Luther — Jeremy Irons as Alfred

    Warner Bros. Pictures has cast Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor and Jeremy Irons will play Alfred in the upcoming Superman-Batman film.

    The castings, announced Friday, come two weeks after Warner pushed production on the untitled “Superman-Batman” movie to the second quarter of this year and set a release date of May 6, 2016 as the studio departed from a July, 2015 slot.

  • Who is Jesse Eisenberg Really Playing in ‘Batman Vs. Superman’?

    An interesting bit of thinking and reasoning going on here. I wish I liked Man of Steel enough to have a well formulated opinion on this subject. As it is, I can already feel the rage building in me about how bad this franchise has started off and how they’re probably going to continue the downard spiral…

  • J.K. Rowling Has Lost Her Mind, Regrets Hermione and Ron Pairing

    Okay, now she’s just messing with us. Harry and Hermione were never meant to end up together. Harry and Ginny were always the correct (and perfect pairing) and I couldn’t have been happier that in the epilogue of the book, Harry and Ginny are happily married with children. Putting Harry and Hermione together would have been catering to the classic trope of leading man and leading lady should be together. And that just doesn’t seem very much like something Rowling would do. She sticks to conventions throughout her story-telling, but in much more subtle ways.

  • J.K. Rowling questions Ron and Hermione’s relationship

    In a new interview conducted by Emma Watson, Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling drops a bombshell: She’s not so sure she should have put Ron and Hermione together.

    The shocking revelation came in the new issue of Wonderland, of which Watson is a guest editor this month. The comments were obtained by The Sunday Times.

  • ‘Amazing Spider-Man 2’ Superbowl Ad and Long-form Trailer

    Chad tells me that he looks forward to reading any of my Spider-Man related articles just so he can see if I’ve found new and creative ways to express my hatred of the new series. I’ll try not to disappoint.

  • American Hustle — IMDb

    A con man, Irving Rosenfeld, along with his seductive British partner, Sydney Prosser, is forced to work for a wild FBI agent, Richie DiMaso. DiMaso pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and mafia.

  • American Hustle — Rotten Tomatoes

    A fictional film set in the alluring world of one of the most stunning scandals to rock our nation, American Hustle tells the story of brilliant con man Irving Rosenfeld (Christian Bale), who along with his equally cunning and seductive British partner Sydney Prosser (Amy Adams) is forced to work for a wild FBI agent Richie DiMaso (Bradley Cooper). DiMaso pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and mafia that's as dangerous as it is enchanting.

  • American Hustle — Box Office Mojo

    Domestic Total as of Feb. 3, 2014: $133,827,214
    Distributor: Sony / Columbia Release Date: December 13, 2013
    Genre: Drama Runtime: 2 hrs. 18 min.
    MPAA Rating: R Production Budget: $40 million

  • Golden Globes 2014: David O. Russell notes 'Hustle' not improvised

    Asked whether there was a lot of improvisation on the set of “American Hustle,” Russell said that even though it may have come across that way, there was not.

    “I want to correct the notion of improvisation,” the co-writer/director said. “You can’t make a film that complicated and improvise it.”

  • Award Shows and Every American’s Hustle — Reel World Theology

    We tackle another fine offering from David O. Russell, American Hustle (rhyming unintentional!). Russell, has been a part of a number of really thought-provoking character-driven films, such as Three Kings, I Heart Huckabees, The Fighter, and last year’s critically acclaimed, Silver Linings Playbook. American Hustle brings us a story of a con man, Irving Rosenfeld, along with his seductive British partner, Sydney Prosser, being forced to work for a wild FBI agent, Richie DiMaso. Though selfish ambition has DiMaso pushing them all into a world of Jersey power-brokers and mafia big men.