It’s Weekend Justice: the Internet’s #1 audio trainwreck, the podcast that wears the Hat of Evil as well as the Socks of Malice.
It’s Weekend Justice: the Internet’s #1 audio trainwreck, the podcast that is going to show up at your house tonight to Trick or Treat and by God, you better have some good candy. Or next time we’re recording at your place.
It’s Weekend Justice: the Internet’s #1 audio trainwreck, the podcast that is the one thing that we have up on John Waters.
So, the pilot for Constantine–NBC’s live-action adaption of DC Comics’ HellBlazer—leaked to the internet, as was bound to happen, and it isâ€¦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!”
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.
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.
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.)
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.
Wonder Woman is NOT CONFUSING. If you tried to reconcile every version of Superman or Batman in a film, it wouldn't work for them, either.
— GailSimone (@GailSimone) July 31, 2013
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…
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.
It’s Episode #154 for Man of Steel (2013), in which our protagonist finds himself fighting the very thing that gives Superman his powers (what else is new?), is amazed he can believe that somebody besides Christopher Reeve can fly and, amazingly, gets tired of watching cities get punched in the face.