Your Weekend Justice #159: Sally Field and the King of the Mole People

It’s Weekend Justice: the Internet’s #1 audio trainwreck. It’s the podcast that is outrageous. Truly outrageous. 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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Agenda:

  • Leigh and meds
  • Andy Griffith outtakes
  • Multiple attempts to discuss Russian politics…finally, success
  • Massive Avengers Cast!
  • Scott vs. volume. Repeatedly.
  • Serv vs. Kirsten Dunst
  • Saturday Night which?
  • Harry Dean Stanton
  • Time tampons
  • Ethnicity and comics
  • Comics and continuity
  • The Expendable 2
  • North Carolina, redneck central
  • The emptiness of life and Gobots
  • Where is MASK? Wait, for God’s sake, we were talking about MASK!
  • Furbies and espionage
  • Rob’s Dark Shadows review
  • (more…)

    By | 2017-09-24T22:31:59+00:00 May 11th, 2012|Podcasts, Weekend Justice|0 Comments

    Pretty in Pink (1986) – DVD Review

    Pretty in Pink DVD cover art

    Film:
    DVD:

    Written by: John Hughes
    Directed by: Howard Deutch
    Starring: Molly Ringwald, Andrew McCarthy, James Spader, Jon Cryer, Harry Dean Stanton

    Released by: Paramount
    Region: 1
    Rating: PG-13
    Anamorphic: Yes

    My Advice: If you were in high school in the 80s, own it…at least until a better DVD presentation comes out.

    Andie (Ringwald) lives in a small house with her single father, Jack (Stanton) in a sort of role reversal. She is always the one getting him to get out of bed and telling him to get a job. They love each other very much, but Jack is still getting over his wife leaving him. Anyway, it’s Andie’s senior year and she is focused on the prom. Her friend Duckie (Cryer) is completely in love with her, but he just can’t bring himself to tell her. He is also completely blind to the fact that she is crazy about a boy from the other side of the tracks named Blaine (McCarthy). Blaine asks her out on a date and eventually out to the prom, but there are other problems. His friends don’t like her, and her friends don’t like him. Will the socio-economic divide between them be too much for their relationship to handle?

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    By | 2009-08-07T03:05:47+00:00 December 7th, 2003|DVD, Reviews|0 Comments

    The Last Temptation of Christ (1988) – DVD Review

    last-temptation-of-christ-dvd-cover

    Film:
    DVD:

    Written by: Paul Schrader, based on the novel by Nikos Kazantzakis
    Directed by: Martin Scorsese
    Starring: Willem Dafoe, Harvey Keitel, Barbara Hershey, Verna Bloom, David Bowie.

    Features:

    • Commentary by Scorsese, Dafoe, Schrader and film critic Jay Cocks
    • Production notes
    • Collection of research materials, artistic references, stills and costume designs
    • Location behind-the-scenes footage shot by Scorsese
    • Video interview with composer Peter Gabriel
    • Gallery of stills from musical instruments used in the film

    Released by: Criterion
    Region: 1
    Rating: R
    Anamorphic: Yes

    My Advice: Own It.

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    By | 2010-02-20T03:11:04+00:00 June 9th, 2001|DVD, Reviews|0 Comments

    The Mighty (1998) – Movie Review

    The Mighty movie poster art

    Written by: Charles Leavitt, based on the novel Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick
    Directed by: Peter Chelsom
    Starring: Elden Henson, Kieran Culkin, Gillian Anderson, Harry Dean Stanton, Sharon Stone

    My Advice: Don’t miss it.

    It’s movies like this that make all the other crap I’ve had to wade through this year almost worth it. Max (Henson) is literally a gentle giant in the seventh grade (for his third crack at passing the year) and a pacifist though he doesn’t know what that means. The boy is with a great largeness, and I mean he’s built like a truck. He generally keeps himself to himself and doesn’t want to make waves, cause trouble, or even live it almost seems like. Then a woman (Stone) moves next door with her son, Kevin (Culkin). Kevin seems like a junior Stephen Hawking in the brain department, and like the illustrious Dr. H, his body isn’t working so good. He has a degenerative illness that retards his bone growth while his internal organs all keep right on going. He’s in a leg brace and crutches. But still he’s courageous and takes his cues from King Arthur, wanting to be chivalrous and go about accomplishing good deeds. The movie relates how these two misfits become partners and even to a degree a single entity, which they dub “Freak the Mighty,” and how together they’re able to bring to the table what the other is lacking. As Kevin puts it, Max needs a brain and Kevin needs legs. What a deal, right?

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    By | 2009-04-26T23:15:27+00:00 October 10th, 1998|Movies, Reviews|1 Comment