The Avengers: Age of Ultron – Movie Review

Avengers: Age of Ultron

Written by: Joss Whedon, based on the Marvel comic created by Stan Lee & Jack Kirby
Directed by: Joss Whedon
Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, James Spader, Samuel L. Jackson, Don Cheadle, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Cobie Smulders, Anthony Mackie and about 1500 other people

Age of Ultron is just another day at the office

How does one follow up a movie that is arguably the most entertaining display of blockbuster prowess in recent memory? How does the ever growing Marvel Cinematic Universe hold up these days? The answer is a straight forward and simple as it is beautiful: everybody is doing their job.

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By | 2017-09-24T22:25:31+00:00 April 25th, 2015|Reviews|1 Comment

Iron Man 3 (2013) – 27 Second Review

Iron Man 3 Poster

Written by: Drew Pearce & Shane Black, based on the character created by Stan Lee, Don Heck, Larry Lieber & Jack Kirby and the comic book storyline by Warren Ellis & Adi Granov

Directed by: Shane Black
Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Ben Kingsley, Jon Favreau and Paul Bettany

Review: Tony Stark. Genius. Billionaire. Superhero. Bit of a dick. And once again, Robert Downey Jr. plays it all out masterfully. Of course, I go to movies for the ‘splode, and that was present in droves as well. If you go more than fifteen minutes in this movie without an explosion, you should make sure you’re in the right theater. And that’s a good thing. It’s also a good thing to finally have a superhero role model who can be an asshole to children.

Time: 22 seconds

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By | 2017-09-24T22:27:38+00:00 June 27th, 2013|Reviews|0 Comments

Your Weekend Justice #158: The Worst Podcast Ever (Arguably)

It’s Weekend Justice: the Internet’s #1 audio trainwreck. It’s the podcast that only has a certain amount of games, so if too many people get game, the podcast falls off track. And onto the third rail. And its keys. At the same time. 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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Howard Cosell and Gabe Kaplan in Battle of the Network Stars

Agenda:

  • This is only a test
  • Way too much information about somebody’s mom’s arse
  • Miss Henkle is missing!
  • Airing out the Sound Board
  • The Post-Dystopian Society
  • Hook Finn!
  • Smug Avengers bastardy
  • Rox’s new art project
  • The jig is up
  • The Smiths vs. the government
  • Monk complaints
  • Don Cheadle potshots
  • Zac Efron baiting!
  • Three Stooges movie and the end of the world
  • Never podcast sober
  • Musical games
  • (more…)

    By | 2017-09-24T22:32:00+00:00 May 4th, 2012|Podcasts, Weekend Justice|0 Comments

    Win Brooklyn’s Finest on Blu-ray!

    Brooklyn's Finest Blu-ray Cover Art

    Brooklyn’s Finest, starring Richard Gere, Don Cheadle, Ethan Hawke, and Wesley Snipes, is coming to Blu-ray, and we have a copy to give away. Here’s what they have to say for themselves:

    When NYPD’s Operation Clean Up targets the notoriously drug-ridden BK housing project, three conflicted New York City police officers find themselves swept away by the violence and corruption of Brooklyn’s gritty 65th Precinct and its most treacherous criminals. Each man finds himself spiraling toward the same fatal crime scene and a shattering collision with destiny, in this action-packed crime drama directed by Antoine Fuqua (Training Day).

    Trailer? Okay, sure.

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    By | 2017-09-24T22:50:17+00:00 July 5th, 2010|Contests|0 Comments

    Iron Man 2 – Spoilerific Review and Analysis

    Iron Man 2 Whiplash poster

    So I saw Jon Favreau‘s Iron Man 2, staring Robert Downey, Jr. as Iron Man (Tony Stark), Gwyneth Paltrow as Virginia “Pepper” Potts, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Favreau as Happy Hogan, Sam Rockwell as Justin Hammer, Mickey Rourke as Ivan Vanko (Whiplash), and Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanov (Black Widow), and Don Cheadle as James “Rhodey” Rhodes (War Machine). What follows is what I’d call a review of medium-high-level spoilerage; I give away some plot points–but nothing that you couldn’t infer from the trailer–and a working knowledge of the Iron Man comics. If you’ve not yet seen the movie, and that worries you, please: Read no further. We can always talk after you watch the glory that is this film. I’ll still be here. Also? This one’s a bit longer than Dom’s. Sorry about that. Kind of.

    Now, to continue into the heart of this review, I have to say that I was extremely wary of the replacement of Terrence Howard with Don Cheadle. Not because I thought the latter man couldn’t do the work–if you’ve ever seen him in anything, you know that isn’t the case–but because, no matter the actor or their skill, there will always be a disconnect when a character you love is played by someone else. Always. We are looking at a completely different person, and nothing you do or say can make that not be the case. Your best bet is to just hang a lantern on it, as they say–draw attention to the fact that you’re aware of the problem–and let it be. This is masterfully handled in the film in the very first exchange between Tony and Rhodey. It is so subtle, in fact, that I missed it until I was writing this paragraph.

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    By | 2017-09-24T22:52:11+00:00 May 12th, 2010|Reviews|4 Comments

    Iron Man 2 (2010) – Movie Review

    Iron Man 2 poster

    Written by: Justin Theroux, based on the character created by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Don Heck and Larry Lieber
    Directed by: Jon Favreau
    Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Mickey Rourke, Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Sam Rockwell, Scarlett Johansson, Samuel L. Jackson

    Tony Stark (Downey) is the king of the world. Since we left the man in the suit, Stark single-handedly brought our world to peace. Although one superhero could never be enough to stop war all over the world, the movie suggests a situation similar to the fear of nuclear weapons: nobody is making a move because they’re afraid Iron Man will intervene, at the same time they are trying to develop their own warsuits.

    The tides turn for the eccentric billionaire with the rock star image, when he is being attacked by Ivan Vanko (Rourke) during a car race in Monaco. Stark was able to shrug off the government’s attempts to get the suit into their hands before the incident, but after the attack, even his friend Rhodey (Cheadle) turns against him. And things just proceed from there.

    You only need to know one thing about this movie: before the flick started, I was not in a good mood, mostly because the people behind were loud and annoying. When the movie was over, I had a big smile on my face. If you want to know why, keep on reading.

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    By | 2017-09-24T22:52:17+00:00 May 9th, 2010|Movie Reviews|0 Comments

    Your Weekend Justice #65: Margaret Thatcher vs. Piranhas (in 3-D!)

    And we’re back. Please note: this podcast, if you haven’t figured it out, is profane and not safe for consumption by children or animals. Or sentient creatures of any sort. Or even cardboard boxes. Nothing. Nobody. Got it?

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    Commodus, teen heartthrob

    Agenda:

    • Wes Craven‘s Harry Potter
    • Peter Greenaway’s Lost
    • Rox finally snaps
    • British racing green
    • Mummy cobblers
    • Here Thar Be Dragons
    • Apocalypses at Night
    • Streets of Fire
    • Din vs. Gladiator
    • Crush on Commodus
    • Mr. T, mathematician
    • NPR thief!
    • The best way to bake a potato
    • Phantom bacon
    • White Castle candles
    • White Castle recipes
    • (more…)

    By | 2017-09-24T22:52:21+00:00 May 7th, 2010|Podcasts, Weekend Justice|0 Comments