Video Tapeworm

Bill here. Dave and I took the wives to see Counting Crows last week, where Dave caught the flu. I contend he caught it sniffing up that redhead in the tubetop. Doesn’t matter. According to him, it’s all just dreadful. What a drama queen. To help, I mixed up some homemade Tamiflu from stuff I … Continued

FILM/TV: The Ballad of Dave and Bill and Dave

Episode 2: The Shtick Hits The Fans David B. King and Bill Raker have been writing the VideoTapeWorm for LEO for almost two decades, but almost none of the current editorial staff or readers knew anything about them. We set out to solve this mystery by inviting David and Bill to the LEO offices. It … Continued

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This Week’s Twin Peeks ENTER THE DRAGON 1973; $28.98-49.98; R Arguably the greatest martial arts movie ever made – certainly the most iconic – this has already been released on every form of video known to humans. So why are we mentioning it again today? Because (1) this 40th anniversary Blu-ray version is about half … Continued

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This Week’s Twin Peeks LORD OF ILLUSIONS 1995; $24.98-29.98; R This had the potential to be author Clive “Hellraiser” Barker’s greatest movie – if only he hadn’t directed it. Scott Bakula plays a private eye investigating the murder of a sleazy magician, but the more he learns about the man and his magic, the more … Continued

FILM: The Ballad of Dave and Bill and Dave

Despite having appeared in nearly every LEO over the past 19 years, not one person in our office had ever met or spoken with the mysterious authors of The Video TapeWorm, David B. King and Bill Raker. Four months into my job as managing editor and the TapeWorm remained a cheesy enigma. I had to … Continued

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MISTER ED: THE COMPLETE SERIES 1958; $94.98-139.99; UR  Holy Expletive Deleted! The entire six-season, 143 episode run of America’s greatest talking horse sitcom! (Okay, “only” talking horse sitcom …) And best of all, it contains broadcast-length Season 1 episodes – previously only available in shorter “syndicated” form – and Season 6, available here for the … Continued

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This Week’s Twin Peeks   DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES 2014; $18.98; PG-13 While the first chapter in this “POTA” reimagining was exceptional, we like this sequel even better. Head ape Caesar (Andy Serkis) and his growing band of simian followers are peacefully ensconced in the mountains outside San Francisco, with most of … Continued

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This Week’s Twin Peeks   JEEVES & WOOSTER  COMPLETE COLLECTION 2014; $37.98 – 59.98; UR  If there was ever the perfect pairing of actors, it has to be in this gut-busting Limey series starring Hugh “House M.D.” Laurie and Stephen “V for Vendetta” Fry from 1990. Laurie plays Bertie Wooster, a brainless, lazy, aristocrat/layabout whose … Continued

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(Dear Readers: Bill is back on the job again after spending last week in the pokie — and learning all too well what that term implies — for abusing a popular men’s magazine. He was released after the Commonwealth was found guilty of not minding its own business.)   This Week’s Twin Peeks   THE … Continued

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(Dear Readers: Dave here. I’m filling in for editor Bill this week while he winds his way through the legal system, accused of abusing a popular men’s magazine. Enjoy.)   This Week’s Twin Peeks   HERCULES 2014; $24.98; PG-13/UNRATED  At first glance, Dwayne “The Former Rock” Johnson may seem a bit old for the title … Continued