Your Weekend Justice #205: Gwyneth Paltrow

It’s Weekend Justice: the Internet’s #1 audio trainwreck–the podcast that, in the end, is neutral about who plays Luke Cage, since pretty much anyone who would be up for the role could kick our collective asses.

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Terry Crews

Agenda:

  • Tips for Portland
  • Not talking about Thor: The Dark World
  • Not talking about Ender’s Game
  • J.J. and Serv talk about Iron Maiden for a few minutes
  • The self-referential moment
  • Marvel, TV and Netflix
  • A moment of Daredevil perspective
  • Disney and Ben 10
  • Halloween costumes today and yesterday
  • Barney Miller and the case for Terry Crews
  • Power Man casting
  • Agents of SHIELD (SPOILERS)
  • Ender’s Game and making sure Card gets no money (HUGE SPOILERS)
  • Movies vs. books
  • Thor: The Dark World (HUGE SPOILERS)
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    By | 2017-09-24T22:26:46+00:00 November 15th, 2013|Podcasts, Weekend Justice|0 Comments

    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 #194: The Leonard Nimoy Hobo Denial Incident

    It’s Weekend Justice: the Internet’s #1 audio trainwreck–the podcast that wants Martha Stewart and Snoop Lion to get together and do…whatever. Cook. Fight crime. Smoke weed. Whatever. Just film it.

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    Snuggle Bear in Japanese

    Agenda:

  • Ed Helms has a hard drive?
  • Leigh and her dirty mind
  • It’s the time of the non-season
  • Rox on override
  • Vague spoilers! For…something
  • Warehouse 13 praise
  • Of Hannibal and amnesia
  • Kim and autographing geekery
  • Leigh-sized vehicles
  • Sleeping with Jon
  • Why Kim hates villagers
  • How to have an orgy in a video game
  • How not to treat your carpet
  • Non-fun with disgusting drinks
  • Iron Man 3 vs. Great Gatsby (SPOILERS)
  • What the Ultimate Universe did wrong
  • How many boobs equal a swear word?
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    By | 2017-09-24T22:27:47+00:00 May 17th, 2013|Podcasts, Weekend Justice|0 Comments

    The Avengers (2012) – 27 Second Review

    Thor Avengers poster by Mondo

    Written by: Joss Whedon, based on a story by Zak Penn & Whedon, which was in turn based on the comic created by Stan Lee & Jack Kirby
    Directed by: Joss Whedon
    Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Clark Gregg, Tom Hiddleston

    Review: As a Batman Loyalist, I hesitate to say this is the greatest comic book movie of all time, but only for a second. Because it was the GREATEST comic book movie of all time. The action was awesome, no character was under-utilized, and there were four separate instances that made me fall out of my chair laughing with glee. Also because the Hulk is my spirit animal. See it, and be more awesome for it.

    Time: 20 seconds

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    By | 2017-09-24T22:31:57+00:00 May 12th, 2012|27 Seconds, Reviews|2 Comments

    The Avengers (2012) – Movie Review

    Samuel L. Jackson is Nick Fury in The Avengers

    Written by: Joss Whedon, based on a story by Zak Penn & Whedon, which was based in turn on characters appearing in Marvel Comics
    Directed by: Joss Whedon
    Starring: Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Mark Ruffalo, Samuel L. Jackson, Tom Hiddleston

    Where to begin? Let me predict just one simple thing: Starting May 4th, you will believe the hype. The Avengers is everything you would want from a blockbuster movie. It’s loud, fast, charming, funny and such a ride, you will want to see it on the biggest screen, in the best theater.

    The story is pretty simple and uses a lot of the more subtle elements that were introduced in the “prequels” to this big superhero team-up: Loki (Hiddleston) is back in a big bad way, with the aid of an alien race, he is trying to conquer the world and to be worshiped as the god he is. In order to do so, he uses the energy cube we were introduced to in Captain America to arrive on earth. Since it has been analyzed by SHIELD, his arrival is neither unnoticed nor without consequence. Loki’s escape and theft of the energy cube is the introduction to the movie and gives you a good idea what’s about to come: a very fast and loud ride. Nick Fury activates the Avengers Initiative to fight Loki and protect the earth from whatever else might be coming.

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    By | 2017-09-24T22:32:06+00:00 April 21st, 2012|Reviews|1 Comment

    The Sound Board #11: Old Rockers Never Die, They Just Book Another Tour

    Needcoffee podcasting

    This podcast generally covers music and other transgressions. This episode is hosted by Prof. Rob Levy, with Dr. J.M. Tuffley and Widgett Walls in attendance.

    This episode’s central topic is aging musicians: can you be too old to rock? Should they stop? Are they embarrassing themselves…or just embarrassing themselves with ongoing riches?

    Other topics include new releases, Gwyneth Paltrow, Wyclef, the Beach Boys and Katy Perry, Radiohead, the Library of Congress, Soundgarden and Guitar Hero, Arcade Fire and more.

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    Headsup: You can find the music we discuss at our Amazon Store.
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    By | 2017-09-24T22:49:20+00:00 August 17th, 2010|Podcasts, Sound Board|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