CHICAGO – The issue of gender identity, especially for those who are born with a vagueness as to what to call themselves between/beyond boy and girl, has come front and center in the U.S., both with the legalization of gay marriage and the callous repudiation of identity by trying to pass laws dismissing it (the North Carolina “bathroom” laws). The performance companies of The Living Canvas and Nothing Without a Company is currently staging “[Trans]formation,” which presents gender identity art by six performers, who perform most of the play in the nude.
DVD Review: Hysterical ‘Archer: The Complete Season Three’
CHICAGO – You should buy the third season of “Archer,” just released on Blu-ray and DVD, if just for the season premiere, “The Man from Jupiter,” featuring an absolutely amazing guest performance from Burt Reynolds. Actually, that is the fourth episode of this season as the three-part “Heart of Archness” aired three months earlier and kicks off this DVD. Whatever you call it, it’s hysterical. In a crowded field that includes former titans like “Family Guy,” “South Park,” and “The Simpsons,” “Archer” is the funniest animated show on TV.
H. Jon Benjamin brilliantly voices spy Sterling Mallory Archer on his adventures with and without ISIS, the most notorious international spy agency in the world. “Archer” is consistently smart, perfectly paced, and damn funny with some of the best voice work in years from Benjamin, Aisha Tyler, Jessica Walter, Chris Parnell, Judy Greer, Amber Nash, and a revolving door of guest stars. It’s a spy spoof but it’s also just a funny comedy without the pop culture references, not unlike “The Office Meets 007.” It’s a workplace comedy and the workplace just happens to be that of a bunch of borderline-sociopathic super spies.
Archer: The Complete Season Three was released on Blu-ray and DVD on January 8, 2013
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Join suave master spy Sterling Archer and his team at ISIS for another hilarious season of over-sexed, hard-drinking espionage and insanity!
With a crisis brewing aboard the international space station, Earth may be doomed, but the world’s most dangerous secret agent has bigger worries. Archer’s dead fiancée returns to life as a cyborg. His nemesis, Bionic Barry, takes over the KGB, and Archer’s mother has steamy affairs with both the Italian prime minister and Archer’s man-crush. Packed with outrageous operations and irreverent intrigue, Season Three comes armed to the teeth with exclusive, highly classified animated extras.
Your Mission: Get Archer…Today!
o Heart Of Archness Trilogy Enhanced
o Book To Tape Fail
o Cooking With Archer
o Gator 2 -Trailer
o Commentary On Select Episodes