Not an amazing week at theaters, but some new DVD releases should keep us occupied, Marvel continues to focus on the upcoming Avenger movie, and of course we keep an eye on SXSWi in Texas this week: The Adventures of Tin Tin, Super Jail season 2 and Avengers Assemble #2. How could we forget, Wednesday is Pi Day, we show you where you can find fun stuff to celebrate a very geeky holiday.
All week in Austin, Texas top innovators and up and comers in the worlds of music, film, technology and even fashion are meeting and discussing (and at times coming up with) the “Next Big Thing” in their fields. SXSW Interactive is of special interest to us, because of how it relates to the future of the technology industry: crowd sourcing, social media, phone/tablet apps, etc. If you aren’t lucky enough to be there, they have a great link that let’s you keep an eye on the action SXSW Accelerate.
The Adventures of Tintin comes out on DVD on March 13th. The visually stunning family movie from Paramount Pictures and director Steven Spielberg comes home. I always look forward to a movie we can watch with the kids that has a plot I can enjoy.
In the completely opposite direction Superjail: Season Two comes out on DVD on March 13th also. I love the animation of this psychedelic cartoon about a huge futuristic prison run by a disturbed Willy Wonka -esque warden. The humor is vulgar, but it’s twisted AND funny.
Marvel Comics gets ready for its super team-up movie with Avengers Assemble #1, out March 14th. They call it a jumping on point for new readers who want to get to know “Earth’s Mightiest Heroes” in the main continuity of the Marvel universe.
The geekiest holiday of all 3/14, or Pi Day is coming up, check out PiDay.org to find gear, ecards and info about this “irrational and transcendental number”.
If you check any of these things out, or notice a new release that should have made the list this week, let us know in the comments or even on Twitter.