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Friday, April 8, 2016

Casa Video Top 10

Posted By on Fri, Apr 8, 2016 at 9:00 AM

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Tucson, if this gorgeous rain-adjacent weather keeps up, you're going to need to promise me you'll spend some time outside this weekend.

When you've done that for a few hours, you can go pick up some movies. Here's your list of the Top 10 most rented DVDs at Casa Video last week.  

1. The Hateful Eight

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Friday, April 1, 2016

Casa Video Top 10

Posted By on Fri, Apr 1, 2016 at 9:00 AM

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While I bet it's safe to assume you're planning your weekend around a food tour of Tucson, you're still going to need something to watch when you and your happy belly make it home.

Here's your weekly list of the movies (and one TV show!) you and the rest of the Old Pueblo want to rent this weekend:

1. The Hunger Games: Mocking Jay Part 2

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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Samantha Bee Reminds States They're Not Auditioning for 'Hoarders: Rape Kit Edition'

Posted By on Tue, Mar 22, 2016 at 2:38 PM


You've probably heard before about the nation's rape kit problem: Rape kits often go untested or are destroyed before the case has been closed.

That's right. We put sexual assault survivors through a long and invasive exam to gather evidence before putting that evidence in a box, never to be opened again. Luckily, we're seeing some progress.

My new favorite late night TV host, Samantha Bee, dives into the issue in the video above.


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Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Happy Super Tuesday! Let's Watch John Oliver Dive into the World of Trump

Posted By on Tue, Mar 1, 2016 at 9:00 AM

"Donald Trump is America's back mole—it may have seemed harmless a year ago, but now that it has gotten frighteningly bigger, it is no longer wise to ignore it."

It's Super Tuesday, and as John Oliver points out at the beginning of the video below, that's a big deal—In every election since 1998, the candidate who has won the most states on Super Tuesday has gone on to be picked as their party's nominee.

Well, Super Tuesday is here and reality TV star, human piñata and recipient of one small million dollar loan is our Republican frontrunner. 

In a segment from Sunday's show, Oliver takes a look at four things Trump supporters name as his assets: he tells it like it is, he's funding his own campaign and is not beholden to anyone, he's tough and he's successful.


Super Tuesday may be a big indicator in the upcoming election, but Arizona voters still have some waiting to do—Our primary takes place on March 22, three weeks from today.

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Monday, February 22, 2016

The Donald Trump/Game of Thrones Mashup You Never Knew You Needed

Posted By on Mon, Feb 22, 2016 at 9:00 AM


For the campaign is dark and full of terrors. Pure genius.

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Friday, February 12, 2016

'Powerpuff Girls' Goes Undeniably Feminist, Beats Up Sexist Lumberjack

Posted By on Fri, Feb 12, 2016 at 3:00 PM


Like most women in their mid-20s, I've got a soft spot for the Powerpuff Girls. Those flying children were tough, cute and complete badasses. Their villains were ridiculous and ruthless. They exploded into existence because The Professor was an idiot who didn't understand spacial relationships. I couldn't get enough.

I was obviously delighted when I found out Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup would once again be using their Ultra Super Powers to fight the forces of evil. We don't yet have a release date, but we do have a preview of Buttercup losing her damn mind when a lumberjack bent on getting Townsville back to its "manly roots" tells her to "go play with her dollies, princess."

And once again, the day is saved...

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Thursday, February 4, 2016

Time to Write Out Your Captain Mal/Wash Fantasies

Posted By on Thu, Feb 4, 2016 at 2:09 PM

Con Man Fanfiction Contest Launch Video from Con Man Web Series on Vimeo.


Ages ago
, we talked about Con Man—Alan Tudyk's long overdue Firefly spinoff/replacement/bandage. Tudyk and Nathan Fillion raised cash for the project through Indiegogo. Obviously, people were excited, all kinds of cash was raised and fan bonuses were added as the money came in.

One of those bonuses just took off, and it's even open to those of us who didn't put any cash into the project in the first place:
Alan Tudyk, star of "Firefly," "Serenity," and the soon-to-be released "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story," is launching his own writing contest for his latest web series "Con Man!" The winner of the contest will have the first chapter read by Alan himself in a video personally addressed to the author!

Put on your fanfiction hats and get inspired by Firefly, Serenity, or Alan's latest show, 'Con Man.'

Start writing already, so you can submit as early as you can!
You can submit your creation (or peruse the others) online. The deadline is March 2!

And for the writers out there, here's a little Fan Fic inspiration: 

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Late Night TV is About to Get Better

Posted By on Tue, Jan 26, 2016 at 6:00 PM


February is going to pretty great in terms of late night television. Yes, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver will be back mid month and that's wonderful—but I'm more excited about what is popping up on TBS. Samantha Bee, who left the Daily Show last year after more than a decade, is getting her own show: Full Frontal with Samantha Bee. 

I recommend you watch all of the previews for the new show, or at the very least go revisit some of her Daily Show highlights.  New York Magazine published a long interview with Bee, beautifully titled "Smirking in the Boy's Room." An excerpt:

To succeed at producing a weekly show that slices headline news to the quick, she must be two things that women are not always embraced for being — very funny and a little angry — and she must be those things while exuding a quality almost never afforded women: authority.It’s quite a bit easier to sound like a hero in a deeper register and like a scold in a higher one, even if you are saying the same kind of words and doing the same kind of job as Jon Stewart or Stephen Colbert or John Oliver.

But Bee is perhaps uniquely equipped to give this kind of role a test drive. She’s a news junkie, an unapologetic feminist; she is direct and sincere and also bitingly funny; in her corner office is a large painting of a bare-chested Vladimir Putin riding a bear, a prop taken from The Detour, a half-hour comedy she co-created with her husband, Jason Jones, planned for later this year. The absurdly silly image seems to reflect some of Bee’s comedic DGAF drive to make her point. When Vanity Fair last year published a photo of all-male late-night hosts, she infamously retweeted the image doctored to include her as a tattooed centaur with laser eyes.
As Bee says, we're kinda done with sausage. 


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