Screen Junkies » Thanksgiving http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Tue, 30 Sep 2014 18:44:25 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Happy Thanksgiving From ‘The Screen Junkies Show’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/happy-thanksgiving-from-the-screen-junkies-show/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/happy-thanksgiving-from-the-screen-junkies-show/#comments Wed, 21 Nov 2012 13:53:13 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=252100 Happy Thanksgiving, jerks!!

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It’s Thanksgiving. A time to give thanks. So we at Screen Junkies want to thank all of the haters.

On this episode of The Screen Junkies Show, Hal gives thanks by reading your most Thankful (Hateful) comments. So, happy Thanksgiving and choke on some stuffing, jerks!

We’ll be back next week with a highly-requested Honest Trailer.

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9 Of Our Favorite Cyborgs In Honor Of Cyber Monday http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/9-of-our-favorite-cyborgs-in-honor-of-cyber-monday/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/9-of-our-favorite-cyborgs-in-honor-of-cyber-monday/#comments Mon, 28 Nov 2011 22:42:53 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=237897 What better way to celebrate Cyber Monday? Besides buying crap.

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Today is Cyber Monday. This does not mean you should engage in cyber sex with strangers in chat rooms (though if  you want to, I won’t judge). Rather, cyber Monday is a day to enjoy tremendous deals at various online stores. Or, if online shopping’s not your thing, you can say screw it and check out this rundown of all the awesome cybernetic characters from television and film. If you do, I’ll take the time to thank you later in a chat room of your choosing.

The Cybermen

The Cybermen are a consistent pain in Dr. Who‘s ass. Originally an organic species from Earth’s twin planet, the Cybermen began to replace their bodies with artificial parts as a means of survival. This action caused them to slowly grow less human until they were completely governed by logic. Just like Melanie Griffith.

Jax Briggs

Jax Briggs is already a tough-as-nails major in the U.S. Special Forces, but he finds he needs an extra edge when dealing with evil karate sorcerers in the shadow realm of Outworld. That’s where the bionic arm shells come into play. With them, he’s able to punch his way through thick walls and beat on robot ninjas. You’re first inclination may be to shrug him off as a pussy, but please keep in mind, these sorcerers are quite good at karate.

Lawnmower Man

Much like your mom with Facebook, Jobe Smith was once a simple-minded gardener. However, after discovering the wondrous world of computers, a bright intelligence is awakened inside of him. Suddenly he can speak Latin and win chicks. Eventually, his mind expands to the point where he is essentially all powerful with telepathic and pyrokinetic abilities. Unfortunately, it goes to his head and makes him a real dick.

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How To Brine And Roast A Star Of ‘The Expendables 2′ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/how-to-brine-season-and-roast-a-star-of-the-expendables-2-for-thanksgiving/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/how-to-brine-season-and-roast-a-star-of-the-expendables-2-for-thanksgiving/#comments Wed, 23 Nov 2011 19:35:45 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=237771 Delicious!

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If you really want to get the most flavor out of your Expendables 2 star or co-star for Thanksgiving dinner, let me let you in on a little secret: brine, brine, brine. While the cast of the action sequel are undoubtedly well-marbled and juicy enough to stand on their own, bringing in this step will ensure that they’re also fall-off-the-bone tender.

For those that don’t know, brine is a salt marinade that will break down the proteins of The Expendables 2 stars (and they have a LOT of protein) allowing them to hold more water and juices.

NOTE: IF YOU PICKED A KOSHER OR SELF-BASTING EXPENDABLES 2 STAR, DO NOT BRINE HIM! HE WILL BE TOO SALTY.

Generally, for a 13 lb. turkey, you want to use about a gallon of water and a cup each of salt and sugar, along with various other spices and aromatics. Well, to give you an idea of scale, Dolph Lundgren weighs 225 pounds, so you’d want to use about 17-18 gallons of water and that many cups of both sugar and salt. Also, you can’t use your standard turkey bag for obvious reasons, so I suggest going to a medical supply store and buying a body bag that seals (the kind used for someone who dies of an extremely communicable disease). Level III or higher should be fine.

If you get some weird looks while buying the body bag, just smile at the cashier and say, “The holidays!” with a smile.

Before we get too far down the road talking about brining techniques, let’s talk about spices. Obviously this is one area that’s highly subjective. Let’s say you’re thinking of brining and roasting Jason Statham. I would suggest nothing more than perhaps a half-can of lager and some pepper. You don’t want to over-season the British. Same goes for Arnold Schwarzenegger. Maybe just a squeeze of lemon and some olive oil. If I was to brine and cook Jet Li, however, I would use a medley of coriander seed, cumin, five spice, soy sauce, and Sriracha. He would be my little Asian firecracker!

Once you’ve picked out your spices, you’ve got your bodybag, and of course, your actor of choice, you’re ready to get your brine on! Oh, listen to me! I sound like a Black Eyed Pea!

First, you want to thaw out your Expendables 2 star. Then, it’s very important that you remove their neck and giblets from their cavity. They make a great gravy, but that’s outside the scope of this article. Either way, set them aside for the time being. Rinse the inside and outside of the star thoroughly. Especially Chuck Norris or Terry Crews. I have it on good authority that they are both dirty and full of disease.

Next, place your star of choice in the body bag. Now, you can’t very well just place an Expendables 2 star in your fridge, and the last thing you want to do is refreeze them, so don’t even think about dumping them in your industrial freezer. What I do is find a friend with a pickup truck (they’re never using them around Thanksgiving anyway) and put the body bag, filled with brine and a person, in the bed, then fill the bed with cold (but not ice-cold!) water. Voila! You’ve got your brining vessel.

Now, a turkey takes about one day to brine, so using that same ratio we used earlier, Dolph Lundgren would take about 17-18 days. A smaller Expendable, like Sly Stallone, would probably only take 15 days or so. Do the math.

If you’re like me, you don’t plan far enough ahead to find a star of the Expendables 2, slaughter them, then remove their neck and giblets a full TWO WEEKS before Thanksgiving, so I’m going to let you in on another little tip: If you pierce the skin of your movie star with a fork all over their body, they will accept the brine much quicker. You can subtract 20% from your brining time, which could be as much as 3-4 days if you’re dealing with a very large Expendable.

Now, you can baste the exposed side of your Expendable, switching sides when you flip, but I honestly wouldn’t bother. See, when you have a corpse sitting in water for two weeks, the skin starts to slough off, and you can really end up with quite a mess on your hands. Besides, as we all know, the skin’s the best part, so I wouldn’t fuss with basting too much while it’s brining.

When you’re done with that step, it’s time to get to roastin’, so make sure that all the brine is out of the body cavity. Really get up there to ensure that no brining liquid is inside your Expendable, and be careful. It comes out in powerful spurts, so try not to get any in your mouth.

Now, the nice thing about brining is that it means you don’t have to baste later on, so put your brined Expendable in a roasting pan (even commercial roasting pans aren’t big enough, so I use an unused urinal trough so the juices don’t get every where) and toss him in a preheated oven.

Then, just set the timer and have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

The Expendables 2 is in theaters August 17, 2012.

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Eli Roth Confirms Plans for ‘Thanksgiving’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/eli-roth-confirms-plans-for-thanksgiving/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/eli-roth-confirms-plans-for-thanksgiving/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Grindhouse has already been responsible for two spin-off films: Machete and Hobo with a Shotgun. Now Eli Roth has confirmed that he will bring that total to three with a full-length adaptation of his Grindhouse trailer, Thanksgiving. I’ve been working on the script with my co-writer, Jeff Rendell, who plays the pilgrim in the trailer. And it’s me imitating Jeff’s voice [for the narration]. But Jeff has been working. I said that his deal is he has to work on the script while I’m promoting The Last Exorcism, and as soon as I’m done in mid-September he’s going to fly to California, we’re going to sit down, and bang out the script. I guess it shouldn't be surprising that most of these trailers are being turned into features. Hollywood is already scraping the bottom of the barrel with adaptations of friggen boardgames. Thanksgiving looks like Citizen Kane in comparison. (Cinema Blend)

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<p><em>Grindhouse</em> has already been responsible for two spin-off films: <em>Machete</em> and <a href=Hobo with a Shotgun. Now Eli Roth has confirmed that he will bring that total to three with a full-length adaptation of his Grindhouse trailer, Thanksgiving.

I’ve been working on the script with my co-writer, Jeff Rendell, who plays the pilgrim in the trailer. And it’s me imitating Jeff’s voice [for the narration]. But Jeff has been working. I said that his deal is he has to work on the script while I’m promoting The Last Exorcism, and as soon as I’m done in mid-September he’s going to fly to California, we’re going to sit down, and bang out the script.

I guess it shouldn’t be surprising that most of these trailers are being turned into features. Hollywood is already scraping the bottom of the barrel with adaptations of friggen boardgames. Thanksgiving looks like Citizen Kane in comparison. (Cinema Blend)

 

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