Wayhomer Review #181: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1

Jennifer Lawrence from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1

Note: This episode is taken from the archives and was recorded before A) Widge’s computer blew up and 2) Widge’s car’s transmission died. It’s been fun.

It’s Episode #181 for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, in which our protagonist discusses franchise creep, a cast that’s doing the best they can with the material they’ve been given and a film that feels like its two and a half pod races too long.
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By | 2017-09-24T22:25:33+00:00 April 10th, 2015|Reviews, Video Podcasts, Wayhomers|0 Comments

Your Weekend Justice #206: And a Tuba Full of Cranberry Sauce

It’s Weekend Justice: the Internet’s #1 audio trainwreck–the podcast that is holding a Black Friday sale like no other: 15% off all bullshit if you just say the phrase that pays. That phrase is, of course, “Who set the weasels in my pants on fire?”

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Simply orange

Agenda:

  • Rox and the Ring
  • The Hunger Games update
  • Creepy oranges by way of Canada
  • Awkward cans of worms
  • Thirteen years from now, oh shit
  • The Price is Right With Jesus
  • Boardwalk Empire
  • Sleepy Hollow
  • Sequined lizards
  • Agents of SHIELD
  • Bigfoot…still not found
  • Spontaneous shoe size discussion
  • Leigh, portable
  • The Day of Discussing The Day of The Doctor
  • The Doctor Who Adventure Hour
  • An Adventure in Which We Discuss An Adventure in Space and Time
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    By | 2017-09-24T22:26:44+00:00 November 29th, 2013|Podcasts, Weekend Justice|1 Comment

    The Hunger Games – 27 Second Review

    Katniss Hunger Games Poster

    Written by: Suzanne Collins, Billy Ray and Gary Ross, based on the novel by Collins
    Directed by: Gary Ross
    Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Donald Sutherland, Elizabeth Banks

    Review: First off, no one is happier than me that child gladiatorial combat has become as popular as it is with this movie. But if you’re going to go that route, why are you going to spend half your movie on dream sequences about bread instead of child-on-child brutality? And why is it okay for a movie to pit children against each other, but when I do it with the preschool class at that church on the corner, it’s “an atrocity”? Mine turned out better than the movie, dammit.

    Time: 22 seconds

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    By | 2017-09-24T22:31:37+00:00 May 24th, 2012|27 Seconds, Reviews|0 Comments

    The Eagle (2011) – 27 Second Review

    The Eagle (2011) poster

    Written by: Jeremy Brock, based on the novel by Rosemary Sutcliff
    Directed by: Kevin Macdonald
    Starring: Channing Tatum, Jamie Bell, Donald Sutherland, Mark Strong

    Review: As much as I enjoy Roman-style bloodshed, this one bored me. When the face-stabbing and limb-hacking was actually on screen, it was quite enjoyable. But those few and far between sequences were interluded with far too many sitting-around-a-fire and riding-horses-through-the-flowing-hills sequences. And the ending was far too much like a buddy cop movie. Now I want to see an actual buddy cop movie set in ancient Rome.

    Time: 20 seconds

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    By | 2017-09-24T22:43:49+00:00 February 17th, 2011|27 Seconds, Reviews|5 Comments

    32 Days of Halloween IV, Day 30: Trailers of the Living Dead!

    Christopher Lee in Castle of the Living Dead

    Today has been traditionally a day we kick off with zombie goodness. And most recently, it’s been trailers.

    So okay, admittedly, there’s no zombies in this (snippet?/Japanese trailer?) for the 1964 Italian flick, Castle of the Living Dead. Not even any version of the wide-eyed hypnotized zombies that came before Romero. No, instead it’s just the taxidermy of Psycho taken to a crazed extent. And it’s sort of hard to get anything out of this…whatever this is, but it does have Christopher Lee and Donald Sutherland in what I believe is his first major role in a feature film. So you have to give respect to that.
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    By | 2017-09-24T22:46:47+00:00 October 29th, 2010|32 Days of Halloween|0 Comments

    2012 Film Actually a Remake

    Our amigo Kebe pointed this out: Roland Emmerich is apparently not the first person to try and beat Irwin Allen at his own game. Long ago, there was a disaster movie classic that Emmerich appears to be trying to remake. Seriously, it’s almost a shot for shot deal except for now we have better FX and no Donald Sutherland.

    Direct link for the feedreaders.

    The resemblance is downright eerie, don’t you think? I’m not usually a fan of litigation, but if John Landis, Jim Abrahams and the Brothers Zucker decided to sue, I’d laugh my ass off.

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    By | 2017-09-24T23:01:56+00:00 June 21st, 2009|Stimuli|2 Comments

    32 Days of Halloween II, Movie Night No. 14: Dr. Terror’s House of Horrors

    Peter Cushing from Dr. Terror's House of Horrors

    This film boasts an excellent Christopher Lee, Michael Gough, a young Donald Sutherland, and–as a long distance dedication to Rox–a wicked cool Peter Cushing as “Dr. Terror!” Yes!

    Direct link for the feedreaders.

    Last year on this fourteenth night of our festival, we were watching the original House of Wax!
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    By | 2017-09-24T23:11:23+00:00 October 13th, 2008|32 Days of Halloween|1 Comment