Wayhomer Review #137 – Lincoln (2012)

Daniel Day-Lewis as Abraham Lincoln

Episode #137 for Lincoln, in which our protagonist wants to just skip to the part where we give Daniel Day-Lewis and Sally Field their Oscars, tries to put a finger on what didn’t quite work about the direction and script, and forgets to mention that the film shawshanks by a good two minutes. Because it did. Seriously, when you see the silhouette and you think, “Oh, it’s over, this is perfect,” get up and walk out. You’ll be happier.
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By | 2017-09-24T22:29:02+00:00 November 17th, 2012|Reviews, Video Podcasts, Wayhomers|0 Comments

Your Weekend Justice #178, A Subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company

It’s Weekend Justice: the Internet’s #1 audio trainwreck. It’s the podcast that was also purchased this week by Disney for $1.45, two bags of Doritos and a half-eaten cinnamon roll. They’ll be coming for you next.

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Stevie Wonder: Master Blaster

Agenda:

  • Your sports talk
  • Scott returns and a revelation. Plus details.
  • Leigh’s memory and context
  • Interpreting Shakespeare with sex toys
  • Dreamcasting Witchiepoo
  • Marvel, Lucas and lots and lots of money
  • Howard the Duck reborn?
  • DisneyWorld changes
  • Things the dog ate
  • The return of Jem plus chicks dressed as cats
  • Trick or treating and street candy
  • Xmas decorations. Yes, already.
  • Thanksgiving music
  • Crisis on Infinite Disney
  • Working Star Wars to Once Upon a Time
  • Walking Dead and the upcoming zombie apocalypse
  • Boardwalk Empire
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    By | 2017-09-24T22:29:08+00:00 November 2nd, 2012|Podcasts, Weekend Justice|2 Comments

    Your Weekend Justice #177: Glitter and Our Fists

    It’s Weekend Justice: the Internet’s #1 audio trainwreck. It’s the podcast that hasn’t found Bigfoot either. So we all have that in common.

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    Wooly Willy

    Agenda:

  • Jon sings and then becomes Psycho Santa
  • Dissecting the Mini (plus other Apple shenanigans)
  • The $250 Breaking Point
  • Serv gets the points
  • Size matters, mostly, but maybe not
  • Surfacing…or not
  • Taking geek jokes too seriously
  • Leigh on crack (very similar to Leigh, full stop)
  • Kissing from a distance and, naturally, how to abuse it
  • Cats and strip clubs don’t mix
  • Crime and capes
  • Not finding Bigfoot (mostly due to sexism)
  • Professional skunk ape exterminators
  • Universal love of bacon
  • How to screw up a Boston Kreme
  • Walking Dead and why Carl should never go to Rox’s neighborhood (SPOILERS)
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    By | 2017-09-24T22:29:12+00:00 October 26th, 2012|Podcasts, Weekend Justice|0 Comments

    Your Weekend Justice #143: So You Think You Can Prance

    It’s Weekend Justice: the Internet’s #1 audio trainwreck. It’s the podcast that wants to rub things on your unmentionables–but it’s okay, it’s all in the name of exercise. Just keep telling yourself that. 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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    Thurston Howell

    Agenda:

  • Scott’s Lilith Fair adventure
  • Atlanta, peaches and beer
  • Widge vs. Skype
  • Dogs and food
  • Cats that will eat your face
  • Book recommendations for Aaron!
  • Xbox talk
  • Walking Dead game
  • Lunchables for Kidlet
  • Jon’s run
  • Running vs. body parts
  • Scott and “it.”
  • Deodorizing testicles
  • Crazy walkin’ bitch!
  • Jon’s pre-run routine
  • The secret of Gu
  • Women vs. toenails
  • Sherlock discussion (spoilers)
  • Leigh vs. Rob
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    By | 2017-09-24T22:33:53+00:00 January 13th, 2012|Podcasts, Weekend Justice|4 Comments

    Stuff You Need to Know: Daniel Day-Lewis is Abe, Honestly

    Daniel Day-Lewis as Abraham Lincoln

    The frustrating thing about pop culture websites is they try to slam you with update after update–and most of it you simply don’t need to know. One post a week, catching you up with everything. That’s what we do. Pour some espresso and get your dose.

  • The Lincoln biopic, helmed by Spielberg, is a month into production and Hollywood Reporter had the first glimpse of Daniel Day-Lewis in full makeup as Abe. And damn. That’s pretty awesome. Cosette’s response: “Did he build a log cabin this time?” Yes. And studied his lines off a shovel. Is it just me or does this just make you want to see Day-Lewis fight vampires? Also, note that Variety says Jared Harris (the upcoming Moriarty–who, holy shit, that’s Richard Harris’ son!) will play Ulysses S. Grant and Sally Field as Mary Todd Lincoln.
  • Akira reworked plot points pointed out over at io9. Dindrane and fans of the original are warned to stay away, as you will have a severe allergic reaction. Here’s a taste: “Kaneda (Garret Hedlund) is a bar owner in Neo-Manhattan who is stunned when his brother, Tetsuo, is abducted by government agents led by The Colonel (Ken Watanabe).” And on from there.
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    By | 2017-09-24T22:34:43+00:00 December 1st, 2011|Stuff You Need to Know|1 Comment

    The Award for Best Movie-Related Swag in a Long While Goes to…

    I Drank Your Milkshake glass

    There Will Be Blood, for taking the craziest bit of movie dialogue to go meme in some time now, “I drank your milkshake!”, and putting it on…well, what else? A glass with a metal handle that you can use for milkshakes. It’s got the logo for the film on the other side.

    For the record, I drank the coffee and caramel milkshake from Chick-Fil-A out of it. Because…well, you sorta have to, don’t you?
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    By | 2012-02-23T14:35:53+00:00 April 12th, 2008|Stimuli|0 Comments

    Headsup: Of Comedy, Bees, Conspiracy and Oil

    An ongoing attempt to make sense of the onslaught of new swag that people want you to buy. Should you? I’ll try and help.

    Bee Movie Very Jerry 2-Disc Edition DVD Cover Art
    Father Ted The Definitive Collection DVD Cover Art
    Helen Mirren at the BBC DVD Cover Art

    I first began to have hope for Bee Movie after seeing the series of live action commercials/trailers in which the “decision” to go with a CG-animated movie was reached. It became apparent that with Jerry Seinfeld on board, the laughs would be above par. And apparently, Dreamworks raised their game to meet it. Their animation style is improving somewhat too. But it’s still not Pixar–but I won’t beat them up too much for that. They get an E for Effort and manage for a decent rental in the process. (I wasn’t going for the easy B joke.) And it’s available in a two-disc set. There’s a commentary with Seinfeld, some TV bits he did for the film, alternate endings and deleted scenes, featurettes and more. (Click here to buy it from Amazon.)

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    By | 2017-09-24T23:20:36+00:00 April 1st, 2008|Headsup|1 Comment

    There Will Be Blood (2007) – Movie Review

    There Will Be Blood movie poster art

    Written by Paul Thomas Anderson, inspired by the book Oil! by Upton Sinclair
    Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson
    Starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Paul Dano, Ciarán Hinds, Kevin J. O’Connor, Dillon Freasier

    My Advice: Could do with a matinee.

    The 20th Century is young. The land is alive with oil and the land is filled with people like Daniel Plainview (Day-Lewis) trying to dig down deep enough to tap into said oil. Plainview works hard and starts to build an empire based upon his knowledge, his land ownings and, of course, what seeps up from underneath. When he’s tipped off to a huge “ocean of oil” under a small town, he, his son (Freasier), and his company move in to take advantage. This brings him into direct and indirect conflict with a young evangelical preacher (Dano) who is also there to…take advantage.

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    By | 2017-09-24T23:22:13+00:00 January 28th, 2008|Reviews|2 Comments