Hobo Stu’s Weekly Recap

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Hobo Stu

Hello everyone,

While many of you spent weeks looking forward to Valentine’s Day, I spent weeks looking forward to the day after Valentine’s Day. Once the romantic holiday has come and gone, I love to go to the supermarket and pick up all of the half-priced leftover Valentine’s Day candy. Nothing beats relaxing in front of a campfire with half a dozen boxes of chocolates and 20 bags of those tiny little candy hearts.

Here’s what’s new on HoboTrashcan.com this week:

One on One with James Morrison
You can’t stop Jack Bauer, you can only hope to contain him. Dennis Hopper couldn’t kill him, the Chinese government couldn’t keep him imprisoned and even Congress seems unable to force him to testify about his previous transgressions.

However, there is one man who Jack Bauer answers to – Bill Buchanan. Buchanan was Bauer’s boss at CTU until the government agency was disbanded and this season Buchanan is back as the leader of Bauer’s ragtag faction operating outside of the government that is attempting to bring down Colonel Iké Dubaku.

Playing Buchanan is accomplished stage actor James Morrison, who recently talked to us about the new season of 24, guest starring on crap TV shows and his former career as a satanic, drug-addicted clown.

Lost: Down the Hatch – The voyage home
The Oceanic Six are back where they belong, Jack finally became a man of faith and Ben got his ass kicked. Chris Kirkman provides a brief recap and in-depth analysis of the Lost episode “316” and shares the recipe for a Lady Killer, which is this week’s episode-inspired drink recipe.

Murphy’s Law – A new Street Fighter movie, really?
After seeing the trailer for Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun Li, Joel Murphy attempts to figure out why Hollywood insists on making another fight game movie after the first Street Fighter film and the Mortal Kombat movie were so terrible.

Note to Self – No end in sight
While teams like the Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Lakers and the San Antonio Spurs are successful year after year thanks to solid short and long-term planning, the Washington Wizards seem incapable of getting their act together and making a playoff run. Brian Murphy analyzes the Wizards’ mistakes this week.

Outside of the In-Crowd – Romantical
Feeling vindicated after seeing that Friday the 13th beat He’s Just Not That Into You and Confessions of a Shopaholic at the box office this past weekend, Courtney Enlow revisits the topic of chick flicks this week and offers a list of “The Six Romances That Will Change Your Life.”

Guest Blog – Zach Cumer update
In 2007 we profiled Zach Cumer, who had just had his breakout role in the film Smokin’ Aces. This week, we decided to give Cumer a chance to catch us all up on what he’s been working on since then and this time we let him do it in his own words.

From the Vault – One on One with Michael Kostroff
It’s ironic that on The Wire, a show focusing on the drug trade in Baltimore, one of the most evil characters is the lawyer who represents the street thugs. But Maury Levy, played brilliantly by Michael Kostroff, is a smarmy, unapologetic villain who fans love to hate. Last year, we talked to Kostroff about his character, the show and why fans won’t let him pick out a tomato in peace. If you missed the interview then, here’s your chance to read it now.

– Hobo Stu

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