Hi! Dave the DVD Guy here. I've got home-video scoop, so I couldn't resist popping in and breaking the news!Number 5 is alive... on Blu-ray! Ally Sheedy (Wargames, The Breakfast Club) and Steve Guttenberg (Cocoon, Police Academy) star in 1986's Short Circuit, about a heavily armed (but oh-so-cute!) military robot that escapes from the Defense Department after he short circuits in an electrical storm and begins to think for himself. His designer (Guttenberg) wants to find him before the military does, but Stephanie (Sheedy) has found him first. No disassemble!It's directed by John Badham, who has also directed Wargames, Blue Thunder and lately a couple of episodes of Heroes and other TV shows. Image Entertainment is releasing Short Circuit for Blu-ray Disc on May 20. Besides the high definition image, the $19.98 SRP disc will also sport a nice English-DTS HD Master Audio 5.1 soundtrack.I hope that helps freshen your day! David Lambert
Eat your heart out, Molly Ringwald! Breakfast Club weirdo Ally Sheedy has just been tapped to join the cast of Kyle XY.No, you read that right your computer didn't "short circuit." (Sorry couldn't resist.) The St. Elmo's Fire pixie will play Jessi XX's mom, Sarah, in the final three episodes of the ABC Family hit's sophomore season (airing in 2008).So what do you think? Good for the show (she was amazing in High Art) or bad (she killed Hedwig and the Angry Inch Off-Broadway)? And would you have preferred Jami Gertz to have gotten the part?
As USA Network's The Dead Zone returns for a new season (premiering Sunday at 10 pm/ET), series star and former Brat Packer Anthony Michael Hall ponders what's in his future.
TV Guide: You filmed the past two seasons of Dead Zone in Vancouver a year ago. Any hints about what's in store for your character, Johnny, this season?
Anthony Michael Hall: He's just finished tracking down Sean Patrick Flanery [who plays corrupt congressman Greg Stillson] for four years.... I can't rememb
Halfway through 1986, the show hooked me in that campy, guilty-pleasure kind of way. And that's despite being hit repeatedly over the head with awkward '80s pop-culture references. I'm going to forget one guy just called Wham! the next Beatles (my apologies to George Michael). What isn't '80s enough about these flashbacks is the hair. I'm sorry. Back then, the hair was big. Like Mt. Everest big. And there was no such thing as too much blue eye shadow. Now, on to the drama: Sure, we've seen it all before, but I admit I want to find out how in 20 years, six buds go from Friends to an episode of Law & Order: SVU. But for now I'm digging the fact that Six Feet Under's Keith is once again a cop. Yeah! And I'm having fun matching the characters to '80s movie icons:
Craig: Looks like Tom Cruise in Risky Business. Acts like Pretty in Pink bad-boy James Spader.
Aaron: Just called him Duckie the