Hobo Stu’s Weekly Recap

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Hello everyone,

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

Review – Sin City (Blu-ray)
Sin City, the dark collection of noir stories based on the comics of Frank Miller, was recently re-released as a special two-disc collector’s edition on Blu-ray. This week, we take a look at the film and its new bonus features to see if it is worth picking up.

Lost: Down the Hatch – Mommy dearest
Desmond made it to the hospital, Radzinsky and his lackeys made a bold fashion choice and Daniel did a 180 on his own time travel theory. Chris Kirkman provides a brief recap and in-depth analysis of the Lost episode “The Variable” and explains how to make Carrot Cake, which is this week’s episode-inspired drink recipe.

Murphy’s Law – Saving Chuck
Things don’t look good for the NBC series Chuck. There is a very good chance the show could be canceled due to low ratings, despite a loyal and rabid fanbase that is trying to save the show. This week, Joel Murphy checks in with Chuck castmembers Mark Christopher Lawrence and Scott Krinsky to ask them if they think the show will be back next season.

Note to Self – Back from the dead
After the NHL’s lockout and ESPN’s decision to ignore hockey after losing the broadcasting rights, many casual sports fans stopped paying attention to hockey. However, a rockstar named Alex Ovechkin came along and reinvigorated the sport and now ESPN is paying attention once again. This week, Brian Murphy says that you should start paying attention too.

Positive Cynicism – Boldly wasting my 10 bucks
With the release of J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek reboot rapidly approaching, Aaron R. Davis shares five reasons why the new film might be terrible. Then he explains why he will still going to see the movie anyway.

Guest blog – Spoiler alert
Former HoboTrashcan columnist Brian Shea returned to the site this week with a special guest blog post. Shea shared his thoughts on movie spoilers and the people online who get a little oversensitive about reading them. We would tell you more about his column, but we are afraid we would spoil it for you.

From the Vault – One on One with Mike Nelson
Michael J. Nelson spent five years standing next to puppets and making fun of cheesy movies on the beloved cult hit Mystery Science Theater 3000. Since the show ended in 2000, Nelson has continued screaming back at the culture with his three books (Mike Nelson’s Movie Megacheese, Mike Nelson’s Mind Over Matters and the novel Death Rat) and Rifftrax, a series of MST3k-esque downloadable commentaries to accompany movies ranging from Roadhouse to Spider-man.

Last year we got the chance to sit down and talk to Nelson about his career. Though one of the masterminds behind that famous “cowtown puppet show” has moved out west, we learned he’s still ever the sweet Midwestern guy. If you missed the interview then, here’s your chance to enjoy it now.

– Hobo Stu

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