For only two bucks, you can buy a Mike Nelson mp3 commentary of new movies. Looks like right now they only have Roadhouse, but I love this idea.
A few facts about Samoa Joe:
1. The eternal conundrum "what happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object" was finally solved when Samoa Joe punched himself in the face. 2. When the Boogeyman goes to sleep every night he checks his closet for Samoa Joe. 3. A Handicap parking sign does not signify that this spot is for handicapped people. It is actually in fact a warning, that the spot belongs to Samoa Joe and that you will be handicapped if you park there.
I saw this as well, and I'm intrigued by the idea. Then again, and as they admit, you would pretty much have to not pause the movie at all during your viewing because it would be very easy to lose the sync-up. I wouldn't have room on my iPod Shuffle, so I would have to keep it on iTunes, and just play the movie in the background.
Then you run into the issue of how loud to put on the movie vs. Mike Nelson's commentary. Plus, the example they give you from Roadhouse is actually not that funny.
Anyways, and despite all the issues I stated, I still actually plan on purchasing the first one because the 2 dollar pricetag is too good to give up. Plus, if I can get it to work properly, this will allow me to relive my favorite TV show of all time.
By the way, I would love to hear Mike Nelson do the movie Showgirls next!
While it's good to see Mike back doing what he does best, it feels a little strange without his usual wingmen. I'm sure I can get used to that eventually, but I hope he'll bring in a guest commentator now and then as the FAQ says. I wonder what Trace Bileau is up to these days?
This is both brilliant and genre destroying. The barrier to entry for amateurs to do this was obtaining the copyright. By making this a second audio track to be played alongside the movie, you skirt the copyright issue. I'd be curious to see if this is considered a derivitive work. I don't think it is if there is no audio from the movie, but he'd have to be careful about what kind of language he uses (direct quotes from the movie, etc).
Then again, I never went to law school so why would you take legal advice from me?
Trace Beaulieu lives in the Los Angeles area. When America's Funniest Home Videos made its return a couple of season ago, Trace rejoined the show as a staff writer. He continues to write for it.
Trace had a small part in a 1998 movie written and directed by Wendell (Jon) Andersson -- who served at BBI as an intern (Season 6) and production manager (Season 7) -- called With or Without You. Trace appeared in five episodes of the NBC series Freaks and Geeks and make an extremely brief cameo in an episode of The West Wing. He also hosted and was a writer for People Traps, a pilot for the Animal Planet cable channel, but the pilot did not go series.
Trace wrote the script for a one-time-only special comic book for Event Comics called Here Come the Big People. If you'd like signed copies (it was released with two different covers), send a check for $9.00 (made out to "Trace Beaulieu") to him at: PO Box 931357, Los Angeles, CA 90093. He'll ship you out the two books, signed within 2-3 weeks.
I don't like this, but I think it has to be so. If you have a theme network with very broad appeal (like, say, "sports") you could possibly survive as a standalone channel because lots of people would want it.