Jennifer Aniston NUUUUUUUUUUUDE! We’re pretty sure. But it might be kinda mild? Ok, glad we got that out of the way. Paul Rudd (who is far too funny to be a straight man) plays the straight man to her straight wife as they leave the rat race and accidentally get caught up in a pro-nudist granola-riffic commune. With David Wain in the director’s seat, fans of MTV’s legendary comedy troupe The State will recognize a small mob of former Wet Hot American Summer/Reno 911/Stella actors that he’s brought along (Rudd notwithstanding). Malin Akerman of Watchmen fame also makes a memorable appearance offering to make some free love to Rudd – tough life there, buddy.
Disc: Bong of the Dead
We here at the Mancave try to ensure nothing but the best possible suggestions week in and week out. We are responsible for scouring the web for only the best and brightest entertainment worth partaking of in your Mancave, and we would never recommend anything less than a cinematic triumph to our loyal readers. That being said, this week we’re definitely recommending a movie called Bong of the Dead. Two stoners survive the zombie apocalypse and then discover that their weed is gone. The solution, as you have probably guessed by now, is to fertilize weed with zombie brains to make it grow super-fast and super-potent (of course). When they run out of zombie noggins for their nugs, they enlist a badass gal to stage an assault on zombie ground zero, hopefully procuring enough zombrains to keep them in the green for life. The biggest question we have: can it possibly top the movie that started the weed-zombie genre, Evil Bong? That’s a tall order. Maybe at least as good as Evil Bong II: King Bong? Heck…we’ll settle for it being better than that one scene from Freddy vs. Jason.
Album: Sleigh Bells – Reign of Terror
Girl singing hard, dude rocking out in the background – it’s worked for the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Crystal Castles, CSS and many others. So what made Sleigh Bells worth paying attention to in the first place? Juxtaposition. While Derek Miller’s snarling guitarwork and industrial-level drum machine usage indicate heavy metal excess, it’s Alexis Krauss‘s bubblegum vocals over the top that call for a double-take. But rather than making a train wreck, the duo make a snarky, head-banging girl into an unlikely star for both 80′s metalheads and modern punker gals alike (some subject to violent disagreement, but so it goes). For their second LP, the band is keeping the jams set to “monster”: tracks like “Comeback Kid” show off the band’s sunny cheerleading brand of pop – albeit with a lot more power chords than pom poms.
Video Game: Ninja Gaiden Sigma Vita
As always, there’s no point in buying the latest technology until there’s something cool to use it for. The PS Vita is a pretty fantastic gaming device in the palm of your hand, but what’s the title that’s going to finally convince you to drop the dime on it? Well, you can hardly ask for a better pedigree than Ninja Gaiden. And seeing as how this particular title has been been revamped and ported three different times now, it’s pretty much the perfect bellwether for a new system. So what’s it got going? Smooth controls. Touchscreen controls, even! And an almost perfect-port of the atmospheres and graphics of the previous Sigma. You’ll still need to get your dodging and blocking up to par before you can go on a slicing rampage, but look at it this way – you’ll never have to face those 8-bit falcons ever again.