Your Weekend Justice #205: Gwyneth Paltrow

It’s Weekend Justice: the Internet’s #1 audio trainwreck–the podcast that, in the end, is neutral about who plays Luke Cage, since pretty much anyone who would be up for the role could kick our collective asses.

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Terry Crews

Agenda:

  • Tips for Portland
  • Not talking about Thor: The Dark World
  • Not talking about Ender’s Game
  • J.J. and Serv talk about Iron Maiden for a few minutes
  • The self-referential moment
  • Marvel, TV and Netflix
  • A moment of Daredevil perspective
  • Disney and Ben 10
  • Halloween costumes today and yesterday
  • Barney Miller and the case for Terry Crews
  • Power Man casting
  • Agents of SHIELD (SPOILERS)
  • Ender’s Game and making sure Card gets no money (HUGE SPOILERS)
  • Movies vs. books
  • Thor: The Dark World (HUGE SPOILERS)
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    By | 2017-09-24T22:26:46+00:00 November 15th, 2013|Podcasts, Weekend Justice|0 Comments

    Your Weekend Justice #169: The Best Podcast Adaptation of Ethan Frome. Ever.

    It’s Weekend Justice: the Internet’s #1 audio trainwreck. It’s the podcast with show notes that are the best show notes based on the novel Robinson Crusoe that you’ve ever read. Or not read. Does anyone actually read these words?

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    Chris Sarandon from A Tale of Two Cities

    Agenda:

  • Jon’s troublesome bulge
  • That mysterious Scott guy
  • MARTA, escalators and fun without them
  • Respect the penis
  • The Shia filmography mini-discussion
  • Avengers 2
  • The inevitable non-discussion of Dark Knight Rises
  • Fun with bulging
  • Literacy vs. recommendations
  • Badminton
  • The Michael Caine Theories
  • Warehouse 13
  • Disney Cruise reviews. Plus gambling.
  • Sex and historical callbacks. Plus the strip club story revisited. With boners.
  • Fun with stripper names
  • Rox, comedic stripper
  • Stephen King and experimentation. In books. In books.
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    By | 2017-09-24T22:30:39+00:00 August 10th, 2012|Podcasts, Weekend Justice|1 Comment

    Stuff: New Daredevil, Old Zemeckis & Zombie Pets

    Ben Affleck as Daredevil

    Why didn't I just let Nic Cage have the role? Damn.

    There are pop culture websites out there that want to stretch every little snippet of news into its own post. They’re squeezing blood from each metaphorical turnip they get hold of. Not us–we figure you don’t have time for that. So we squeeze the blood out for you and give it to you with a little umbrella in it.

    That metaphor didn’t quite work out. Oh well. Enjoy.

  • Amazon‘s deal of the day is The Little Rascals: The Complete Collection for 68% off its usual price of $89.95. It’s $28.49 as I type this and will be that way for today or until they run out. It’s eight discs containing 80 original theatrically released shorts. Thought you might like to know. You can snag it here–but move if you’re gonna.
  • Yup, another Daredevil movie. Being handled still at Fox, who Variety confirms they need to keep this project in some form or fashion lest the rights revert. David Slade (30 Days of Night) has been tapped to helm–he’s also on board the previously mentioned Last Voyage of the Demeter. No scribe on board yet, but according to Hollywood Reporter they’re going for the Frank Miller/David Mazzucchelli “Born Again” storyline. Okay, that could be interesting.
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    By | 2017-09-24T22:42:55+00:00 March 16th, 2011|Stuff You Need to Know|0 Comments

    Why We Think Parkour Is Cool

    Daredevil and Spider-Man

    Last time we spoke, I said I’d have more to say about Parkour at a later date. Well that date is now. Several weeks ago, the website AmericanParkour.com reported that Parkour had been explicitly banned, in name, in the Battery Park area of NYC. This caused a flurry of Internet reaction from those connected to or concerned with practicing the art of Parkour, including yours truly (see picture at right *ahem*).

    Fortunately, when they issued an update on the situation, it became clear that we were all over-reacting, and that the supposed “parkour ban,” was really just the same NYC Law 2008/042 (File Int 0721-2008), “prohibiting climbing, jumping or suspending of oneself from structures.” This is for the best, because it means that traceurs (a term for those who practice the art) are not specifically prohibited from doing Parkour, provided they are in or on spaces and structures that have been approved for Parkour. Ideally, this means that the door is still open for those in the NYC Parkour community to have a conversation with those in power, to start working to craft more Parkour-friendly legislation. This can have multiple benefits.

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    By | 2017-09-24T22:47:34+00:00 October 10th, 2010|Stimuli|4 Comments

    Four Color Fury: What Do Marvel Comics Covers Say About Their Fans?

    Nova #3 cover art

    Well, after my survey of the April Previews for DC covers, I wondered what I would find when I looked through all the Marvel covers.

    By my count there were sixty titles that qualified, leaving off stuff like the licensed titles, Marvel Adventures and so forth. I left out the Ultimate titles but kept in Marvel Knights titles, since I’m not even sure what Marvel Knights means anymore as an “imprint.” It used to be the place they sent titles that needed serious retooling, but now it’s for “darker” characters. That don’t swear, I guess. Because that would mean Marvel Max. I don’t know. Anyway.

    Covers where blood was in evidence? A lot less. Only three. And two probably shouldn’t count, because they involve zombies. Those would be Black Panther #29 and Marvel Zombies/Army of Darkness #4. But fair is fair. The other one is Battling Jack Murdock #1, but that’s about a fighter. So. We should count our blessings they didn’t call it Jack Murdock: Born, I guess.

    Oddly, there were no covers that featured heroes suffering or having been smacked down. At least not like over at DC. Instead the pattern I did see was ten covers that featured the new sales gimmick du jour at the Shack of Shite (formerly the House of Ideas): heroes smacking other heroes.

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    By | 2017-09-24T23:33:30+00:00 April 11th, 2007|Stimuli|0 Comments

    Daredevil vs. Spider-Man (1997) – DVD Review

    Daredevil vs. Spider-Man DVD cover art

    Film:
    DVD:

    Based on characters created by: Steve Ditko & Stan Lee
    Written by: Mark Hoffmeier, Doug Booth and Stan Berkowitz
    Starring the Voices of: Christopher Daniel Barnes, Sara Ballantine, Roscoe Lee Browne, and Edward Albert

    Features:

    • Bonus Fantastic Four episode featuring Daredevil
    • 1966 Spider-Man episodes: “King Pinned”
    • Stan Lee intros for all episodes
    • Stan Lee’s Soap Box featurette
    • Trailers

    Released by: Buena Vista
    Region: 1
    Rating: NR, suitable for most audiences
    Anamorphic: N/A; episodes appear in their original 1.33:1 format

    My Advice: Skip it.

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    By | 2009-02-09T04:04:52+00:00 December 7th, 2003|Animation, Reviews|1 Comment

    Daredevil (2003) – Movie Review

    Daredevil Poster

    Written by: Brian Helgeland & Mark Steven Johnson, based on characters created by Bill Everett, Stan Lee & Frank Miller
    Directed by: Mark Steven Johnson
    Starring: Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner, Colin Farrell, Michael Clarke Duncan, Jon Favreau

    My Advice: Wait for cable.

    Matt Murdock (in the older version, played by Affleck) was a good kid. His dad, Jack (David Keith), is a mildly washed up boxer who doesn’t want it to be known to his son that he’s working for a local hood. When an accident blinds Matt, Jack decides to straighten up and start kicking ass again–a decision that ultimately leaves Matt alone. But he’s not really alone–and he’s not really blind, of a sort. You see, what blinded him was some biohazardous goop that also jacked up his other senses like you wouldn’t believe. He’s able to, with his other four senses, create a picture of the world around him that enables him to be even better than before. He decides to put on some tights (and a dog collar, apparently) and go out into the world and kick ass–as Daredevil.

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    By | 2009-08-23T04:39:25+00:00 February 15th, 2003|Movies, Reviews|0 Comments