Your Weekend Justice #125: James Spader, Acting Gristle

It’s Weekend Justice: the Internet’s #1 audio trainwreck. It’s the podcast that creates verbs where they are proper nouns just to see if anyone’s paying attention. Usually they are, but they couldn’t care less. This podcast was engineered–some might say over-engineered–by experts to escort you from the work week in the most chaotic manner possible. Please note: this podcast is profane, definitely oversexed and definitely overwrought. It is wrong and unsafe. You have been warned.

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Agenda:

  • Irish sex
  • A lack of understanding of James Spader
  • Defining lesbianism
  • Alec Guinness disappoints as a Jedi
  • Hobo weddings
  • Hobo catch and release program
  • When steampunk is too labor intensive
  • Alcohol report and lack of Leigh
  • Porn testimonials
  • Free inspection!
  • Exorbation!
  • James Franco is not a verb
  • The problem with kissing Sean Penn
  • Fighting Viggo
  • Rock Lobster Fail
  • Alternate spellings and pronunciations
  • Portkey parties
  • Rowling vs. Martin
  • Harry Potter and Sherlock Holmes
  • House of M and Age of Apocalypse
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    By | 2017-09-24T22:38:51+00:00 August 5th, 2011|Podcasts, Weekend Justice|11 Comments

    Win The Alec Guinness 5-Film Collection on DVD!

    Alec Guinness 5-Film Collection DVD cover art

    Lionsgate has released the Alec Guinness 5-Film Collection, which is basically the same five films you got when Anchor Bay put them out: The Captain’s Paradise, Kind Hearts and Coronets, The Ladykillers, The Lavender Hill Mob and The Man in the White Suit. And I will say this: if all you know Guinness from is Star Wars, then man, are you missing out.

    Now’s your chance to improve yourself. We’ve got a spare copy of this to giveaway–all you have to do to snag it is enter–and you can enter once a day (see here for clarification on this), and if we draw your name from the prize sombrero, you win. Good luck!

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    By | 2017-09-24T23:05:42+00:00 February 26th, 2009|Contests|1 Comment

    Headsup: Avoid Aliens and Cursed Antiques

    There’s a lot of stuff coming out each week that people want you to buy. Too much stuff. I’ll try and wade through it on your behalf. Enjoy.

    Alec Guinness 5-Film Collection DVD cover art
    Peter Sellers 5-Film Collection DVD cover art

    Lionsgate is essentially re-releasing the contents of the respective collections put out by Anchor Bay (and now discontinued) for both Peter Sellers and Alec Guinness, with one exception. First, the Guinness collection is the same five films as before: The Captain’s Paradise, Kind Hearts and Coronets, The Ladykillers, The Lavender Hill Mob and The Man in the White Suit with the same lack of features. The Sellers collection was originally a six-film under Anchor Bay, and now it’s Carlton-Browne of the F.O., Heavens Above!, I’m All Right Jack, The Smallest Show on Earth and Two-Way Stretch. What’s missing is Hoffman. Either set is worth owning, while the Sellers completist will definitely want that box, anyone who doesn’t know Alec Guinness’ work definitely needs the Guinness set. You can get the six-film version of the Sellers set on Amazon used for a reasonable price. The Guinness set you can snag here.

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    By | 2017-09-24T23:05:51+00:00 February 17th, 2009|Headsup|2 Comments

    Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949) – DVD Review

    Kind Hearts and Coronets DVD cover art

    Film:
    DVD:

    Written by: John Dighton & Robert Hamer, based on the novel Israel Rank by Roy Horniman
    Directed by: Robert Hamer
    Starring: Alec Guinness, Dennis Price, Joan Greenwood, Valerie Hobson, Audrey Fildes

    Features:

    • Theatrical trailer
    • Guinness bio

    Released by: Anchor Bay
    Region: 1
    Rating: NR
    Anamorphic: N/A; appears in its original 1.33:1 format.

    My Advice: Own it.

    Louis Mazzini (Price) has had a pretty hard life. As he sits in prison, waiting to be executed, he puts down his tale for posterity. It’s a story of his mother (Fildes), who married beneath her sphere for the sake of love–and who hoped that one day her son would be accepted by her family, the D’Ascoynes (Guinness–yes, that’s right, all eight of them). You see, the D’Ascoyne family has a dukedom–and Louis’ mama married a singer. However, fate and the elitist nature of the D’Ascoynes leads to tragedy…and to Louis’ solemn vow: despite the sheer number of family members standing between him and the title of Duke–he’ll just kill all of them one by one till he gets what he feels is rightfully his.

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    By | 2009-01-28T01:53:36+00:00 November 5th, 2002|DVD, Reviews|0 Comments

    The Ladykillers (1955) – DVD Review

    The Ladykillers (1955) DVD cover art

    Film:
    DVD:

    Written by: William Rose
    Directed by: Alexander Mackendrick
    Starring: Alec Guinness, Katie Johnson, Herbert Lom, Peter Sellers, Cecil Parker

    Features:

    • Theatrical trailer
    • Guinness bio

    Released by: Anchor Bay
    Region: 1
    Rating: NR
    Anamorphic: Yes

    My Advice: Own it.

    Meet Mrs. Wilberforce (Johnson). She’s a kindly old lady who lives alone in a house at the end of a line by some train tracks. Nicest woman you’d ever want to meet–but she does get some rather crazy ideas, though…you know, about extraterrestrials and whatnot. She’s very easy to unsettle. Be that as it may, she’s leasing one of her rooms–and this draws the attention of Professor Marcus (Guinness), an intellectual who just so happens to be the leader of a string quintet. At least…that’s what Marcus tells Mrs. Wilberforce. He’s really a demented criminal mastermind who’s going to perform a daring heist–and use Mrs. Wilberforce as an integral part of his plan.

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    By | 2009-01-28T02:03:08+00:00 October 31st, 2002|DVD, Reviews|3 Comments