Wayhomer Review #172: Robocop (2014)

Joel Kinnaman as Robocop

'Well thank Christ for that...at least I have a real hand left so I can still unlock my iPhone 5S.'

It’s Episode #172 for Robocop (2014), in which our protagonist enjoys back story and setup as much as the next bearded lunatic who can drive, but really wants the story to just get underway. Also, he defends remakes (no, really)…and applauds the new black color scheme for Robocop. It’s just a sensible choice.
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By | 2017-09-24T22:26:33+00:00 March 15th, 2014|Reviews, Video Podcasts, Wayhomers|5 Comments

Your Weekend Justice #210: Can You Hear the Snowman?

Faith No More with Chuck Moseley: We Care a Lot

It’s Weekend Justice: the Internet’s #1 audio trainwreck–the podcast that is stuck outside of our reality trying to talk over another completely different podcast.

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Agenda:

  • Testing for Jon’s personality
  • Revisiting Frozen
  • Marry, Fuck, Kill
  • Liming David Cronenberg
  • Kids and Avenue Q
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    By | 2017-09-24T22:26:36+00:00 February 15th, 2014|Podcasts, Weekend Justice|1 Comment

    Headsup: Peculiar Places Like London, Paris & Jupiter

    There’s a lot of stuff that comes out all the time, and the companies are want your attention and mostly…your coin. But, you know, it’s your coin and you have to take care where you spend it. With these posts we try to take you through recent releases so you can make up your mind. If you find the info here to be of use, do us a favor and purchase stuff from Amazon through us. Especially if you were going to buy the stuff anyway. That gives us kickbacks, which help pay for things. Like the server. And coffee. And therapy. We thank you.

    J. Edgar Blu-Ray
    To Kill a Mockingbird Blu-Ray
    Track 29 DVD

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    By | 2017-09-24T22:32:48+00:00 March 1st, 2012|Headsup|0 Comments

    The Book of Eli (2010) – 27 Second Review

    Book of Eli poster

    Written by: Gary Whitta
    Directed by: The Brothers Hughes
    Starring: Denzel Washington, Gary Oldman, Mila Kunis, Jennifer Beals, Ray Stevenson

    Review: Mix together Mad Max and Leon, then form it into a holy arrow of some kind, and fire it through the testicles of a would-be rapist, and this is what you get. It’s good to see Oldman return to his psychotic bad guy role, which he does very well, and even better to see Denzel Washington flip out and kill tons of dudes.

    Time: 14 seconds

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    By | 2017-09-24T22:54:56+00:00 January 27th, 2010|27 Seconds, Reviews|0 Comments

    Planet 51 (2009) – Movie Review

    Planet 51 movie poster

    Written by: Joe Stillman
    Directed by: Jorge Blanco, Javier Abad & Marcos Martinez
    Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Justin Long, Jessica Biel, Gary Oldman, Seann William Scott, John Cleese

    My Advice: Not just no, but hell no.

    It’s a lovely place to build a home and raise a family. There’s classic music, there’s good wholesome values and as long as you can deal with alien dogs that pee acid, you’re fine. Of course, what ruins everything is the arrival of one of those pesky humans in the form of Chuck Baker (Johnson), who is no doubt, being an alien, the vanguard of an alien force. Baker must be found and turned over to the government before it’s too late. The only person…um, yeah, sure, person…standing in the way is Lem (Long), a kid who has dreams of working at the local observatory.

    The shame is that I was perfectly willing to go along with this quirky alien-to-us world. The alien dog peeing acid thing was amusing (the last scatalogical joke in the film to be funny, in fact), the animation and character designs were decent enough and the setup was funny. Then the actual plot of the film started. The astronaut shows up and quickly sets back–about ten years–the opinion of NASA in the minds of those with single digit ages. Now I know that astronauts probably have some ego–that’s to be expected when you’re chosen to be part of a small elite cadre that the U.S. government will spend billions on to light a fire under your ass and send you off-planet–but I certainly hope they’re not the smug, cowardly, self-centered pricks that Baker makes us think they are. I’d ask Buzz Aldrin but he might punch me.

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    By | 2017-09-24T22:56:58+00:00 November 28th, 2009|Movie Reviews|3 Comments

    Miscellaneous Pics From D23 Day 1’s Rambling

    So with only a day’s rest (or lack thereof) between DragonCon and the next stop, it was off to Anaheim for Disney’s D23 Fan Expo. I’ve been wandering around, taking pictures, taking videos, talking to folks, attending screenings and panels and such, and I’m working to process all of that. The fact that I got a good dose of what somebody referred to as DragonSARS didn’t help matters. All I can say is that the part of NyQuil that knocks you out hasn’t been outlawed yet, so I was able to take advantage. Anyway, so: D23.

    Mickey welcomes you to D23

    It’s Disney basically opening up the floodgates and letting a slew of fans get washed away, with announcements, screenings, archival bits, and celebrities out the wazoo. As prologue to this madness, I wandered about on Thursday taking some snaps of things. (Also, D23? Law of Five? How many fnords can you spot, fearless reader?)

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    By | 2017-09-24T22:59:47+00:00 September 12th, 2009|Stimuli|2 Comments