Constantine: Fear, Loathing and Leaked Pilots

Constantine

So, the pilot for Constantine–NBC’s live-action adaption of DC Comics’ HellBlazerleaked to the internet, as was bound to happen, and it is…certainly a pilot. The bad notes aren’t insurmountable, and the good will hopefully be built-upon, because the sooner they recognise and correct their issues as well as reinforce their strengths, the better off we’ll all be.

Story starts with John Constantine having checked himself into Ravenscar Sanitarium after having caused the gruesome death of a young girl named Astra. He’s ranting and railing at the head psych there, talking about a girl’s soul being damned to Hell and dragged off by a demon. And so of course the lead doctor tells him “There’s no such thing as demons!” Our John’s reply?

“So you keep telling me. Now make me believe it!”

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By | 2017-09-24T22:26:25+00:00 July 3rd, 2014|Stimuli|0 Comments

Your Weekend Justice #213: Podcasting is No Longer a Crime, It’s the National Sport!

Hugo Drax with fingers steepled from Moonraker

It’s Weekend Justice: the Internet’s #1 audio trainwreck–the podcast that expects the skies of Florida to be filled with zeppelins any day now.

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Agenda:

  • Recommending movies for Cosette
  • The Hills Have Diapers
  • Florida, Evil Empire of Rox
  • Where to get orange juice in Washington D.C.
  • Governmental key parties
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    By | 2017-09-24T22:26:32+00:00 March 29th, 2014|Podcasts, Weekend Justice|2 Comments

    Sandman’s Three Gs: Gaiman, Gordon-Levitt & Goyer

    Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Morpheus from Sandman

    So, as Tor.com had it, “Joseph Gordon-Levitt to direct and star in Sandman movie, possibly the first in a multi-film franchise.” Granted, JGL clarified later on that he was only on board (for the moment) as a producer. David S. Goyer is, of course, also attached to produce.

    As long-time followers of the Sandman film adaptation debacle will recall: this film has been stuck in development hell for over a decade and a half–and thankfully so. The most recently discussed draft had capes and superhero-esque origins and all kinds of foolishness. So thankfully, this iteration looks basically exactly like I said it would need to look, in order to get me interested: it looks like they’ve erased literally all of the film script work done on it, to this point, and started over from scratch. And I’m okay with that.

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    By | 2017-09-24T22:26:41+00:00 December 18th, 2013|Stuff You Need to Know|2 Comments

    Headsup: Jarvis, Execute the “Frustrate DC” Protocol…

    Iron Man 3 Blu-Ray

    So, Iron Man 3 kicks off the second phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. I know there’s some division among people as to what they did with this film–stuff we can’t go into here for spoiler reasons–but I’m on the side of enjoying it. After rewatching #2 in prep for The Avengers, I figured the worst thing you could say about #2 is that, well, it wasn’t the first film. And the first film was a pretty mind-blowing experience. I think #3 here ranks higher than that–it’s not the first film, no, but it at least shows that the people running this train are aware that, unlike the comics, we can’t just have Tony facing down Other Guys In Armor every time he shows up. Because that would get old as hell. I was sent a Blu-Ray disc to check out the setup, and it’s a decent haul: the main event’s audio and video are very solid and, for fans of the film, worth snagging on their own. The commentary with writer/director Shane Black and writer Drew Pearce takes a while to get going but when they are actually delivering info, it’s good stuff. Other small bits include a gag reel, deleted scenes, and a behind the scenes featurette. Highlights include the One Shot “Agent Carter” which brings Hayley Atwell back in the role–and is pretty sweet (and might be a fifteen minute TV pilot?)–and also a breakdown of how much of the Air Force One attack was actually shot. I got the same feeling from it that I got from the semi-flip in Dark Knight…sort of not surprised to learn it was real. But all the people involved are fairly insane. Again, if you’re enjoying the Marvel CU, then this is worth snagging. (Click here to buy it from Amazon.)

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    By | 2017-09-24T22:27:06+00:00 October 15th, 2013|Headsup|0 Comments

    The Short Film That Should Be the Trailer for a New Wonder Woman Feature

    Wonder Woman short film by Rainfall

    Just the other day, Rainfall Films and director Sam Balcomb proved they could do what DC Entertainment has so often said was impossible: they’ve made what looks like it should be the trailer for a feature-length Wonder Woman movie.

    This is an amazing piece of proof-of-concept fan-art, made more amazing by the quality of the effects done by a smaller studio, and the amount of narrative layering they do in such a short space. the story moves from present day to Themyscira and back, showing Diana acting alone and as a part of a tactical force.

    But I’ve talked it up, enough; take a look after the jump…

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    By | 2017-09-24T22:27:11+00:00 October 3rd, 2013|Stimuli|0 Comments

    Your Weekend Justice #202: Podcasting is Not Consent

    It’s Weekend Justice: the Internet’s #1 audio trainwreck–the podcast that survived DragonCon, survived its own Ultimate Universe and now comes face to face with the Black Bolt equivalent of a squeegasm. Thanks, Clark Gregg. Thanks a bunch, buddy.

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    Vintage Tampon Ad: Where is the line between the generations?

    Agenda:

  • Agents of SHIELD absentees
  • Defining The Night’s Watch
  • Boardwalk Empire
  • The taste of Widge
  • Killing the wild tampons
  • The Crime College
  • The Blacklist
  • Ironside
  • Sleepy Hollow
  • Agents of SHIELD people show up
  • Dressing left or right
  • Fangasm of epic proportions
  • Fangasm extends to Mitch Pileggi
  • Sleepy Hollow again
  • The Maria Hill Bodysuit Gambit
  • DC vs. Lycra
  • Apologies to Tuffley. Often.
  • Hot Toys
  • How Time Magazine suddenly became relevant again
  • The Uncanny X-Out
  • (more…)

    By | 2017-09-24T22:27:12+00:00 September 28th, 2013|Podcasts, Weekend Justice|1 Comment

    Your Weekend Justice #176: Things You Should Know Before Trimming Your Chives

    It’s Weekend Justice: the Internet’s #1 audio trainwreck. It’s the podcast that talks a lot about art crime and hygiene…usually in the same sentence. And while doing so, picks your pocket. Yeah, that was the podcast. Sorry.

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    Hulk Hogan: Pastamania!

    Agenda:

  • Eating butter
  • Pulling for Florida and pushing your luck
  • Discounting for friends
  • Leigh, surrendering re: the screme egg
  • Alcohol report
  • Porn cinematography
  • Rox and Leigh gives you porn how-tos
  • The Art Heist
  • Leigh and the glowing rabbit. Either that, or Tourette’s.
  • Boardwalk Empire (SPOILERS)
  • Walking Dead (SPOILERS)
  • Proportional porn
  • Holliston report
  • A rum primer
  • Serv vs Listserv
  • Spouses who listen to this show (we’re f***ed)
  • Thanksgiving plans
  • We’re not talking about canadian bacon again
  • (more…)

    By | 2017-09-24T22:29:32+00:00 October 19th, 2012|Podcasts, Weekend Justice|6 Comments