Wayhomer Review #35: Takers


Idris Elba from Takers

Episode #35 for Takers, in which our protagonist talks about the durability of heist flicks, his self-imposed edict to see everything that Idris Elba does, and also makes a plea for sanity in regards to cinematographers shooting action sequences like they’ve injected espresso straight into their eyeballs.

Direct link for the feedreaders. Downloadable iPod version here.
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By | 2017-09-24T22:48:40+00:00 September 15th, 2010|Video Podcasts, Wayhomers|0 Comments

Win Jumper on DVD!

Jumper DVD Cover Art

What’s more exciting than the movie Jumper, starring Hayden Christensen? The fact that it gave a check to both Samuel L. Jackson and Jamie Bell. This 2-disc special edition is here with a digital copy that you can download to your computer/iPod without black helicopters showing up with people in hazmat suits who want to lobotomize you and steal everything you own. Yes, in that order.

Anyway, we’ve got three extra copies here of this sci-fi bit from Fox. Want to snag it? Be our guest. Enter like the mad weasels you are.

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By | 2017-09-24T23:17:01+00:00 June 22nd, 2008|Contests|0 Comments

Needcoffee Picks the Razzies

Razzie Award

Yes, it’s that time of year again where Hollywood gets a well deserved slap in the mouth. The nominations for the 2007 Golden Raspberries have been announced and the selections truly demonstrate what spectacles of shit can be produced with millions and millions of dollars. Widge and I decided to take a look at the list and see who will receive the Razzie this year. But remember, all the nominees are losers, big fat losers.

Worst Movie:

  • Bratz
  • Daddy Day Camp
  • I Know Who Killed Me
  • I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry
  • Norbit

Widge: Toss-up. Bratz is sheer crap whereas I Know Who Killed Me stars the much loathed-Lohan.
Scott: I’m going with Norbit. It got more public notice than it deserved because of Murphy’s role in Dreamgirls and will be in more voters’ minds.

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By | 2010-05-21T03:16:20+00:00 January 22nd, 2008|Stimuli|0 Comments

Neuromancer Finally Getting Made?

Neuromancer cover art

Well, io9 is passing along the word that Neuromancer has gone back into active development now that Hayden Christensen is reportedly attached.

Now first of all, let’s not get overly excitable about this. Films go in and out of development all the time. If I had a dime for every time the Interwebs went apeshit because of the latest Superman 5 news, I would already be able to quit my day job. And how long did that film take to hit cinemas so it could fail? Years and years. Neuromancer has been in development for the last ten years at least. And people get attached to films all the time, for various and sundry reasons I won’t get into here. So let’s all stay as calm as we can, caffeinated as we are.

As for who we think should be cast, I would still think a great deal of our old DreamCast (still in the archive, we’ll get to it eventually) would be valid. I don’t have a problem with Christensen personally, although I think Jumper will prove him one way or the other to sci-fi geeks, now that he’s got a real director working with him. I mean, let’s face it: if all you knew about Natalie Portman was the prequel trilogy, you’d think she sucked too.

For the way not to do Neuromancer, we’d point you to our previous post about the comic book adaptation.

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By | 2017-09-24T23:22:49+00:00 January 9th, 2008|Movies|2 Comments

Star Wars, Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (2005) – Movie Review

Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

Written & Directed by George Lucas
Starring Hayden Christensen, Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman, Ian McDiarmid, Samuel L. Jackson

My Advice: To hell with it.

War! Huh. Good God, y’all. That’s right, it’s war. General Grievous (voiced by Matthew Wood), a supposedly fiendish badass villain who’s really just a level boss from Doom in need of an inhaler, and Count Dooku (Christopher Lee) have kidnapped Senator Palpatine (McDiarmid). Obi-Wan and Anakin (McGregor and Christensen), those whacky fun-loving Jedis, have hauled ass to go and save him. But little do they know that this is all part of Palpatine’s fiendish plot, which is finally going to come to fruition thanks to the stupidity of the Jedis, the selfish brat-nature of Anakin, and his and Padme’s (Portman) desire to play house.

Wow. Wow. This was really, really bad. And let’s leave aside for the moment how this sullies the original trilogy–because it does. Let’s just concentrate on what we have here. Acting-wise, I’ve pretty much decided to give everyone a pass here, because let’s face it: they didn’t know what they were signing onto. They, like all of us, thought the prequel trilogy would rock ass. So I can’t blame anybody in the cast. McGregor’s about the best thing going, despite his brand new accent for the film, because I figure he’s just about given up and decided to roll with it. Portman and Christensen are still terrible, but that’s because they’re younger actors who need direction. See any other movie outside of the franchise with them in it and you’ll see: with a real director at the helm, they can do wonders. But for this, you could have picked two random high school age actors from anywhere in the country and probably would have been better off. Jackson seems kind of bored, but considering how stupid a character he’s given to play, I don’t necessarily blame him. And McDiarmid isn’t bad either, he’s just, again, this side of moustache-twirling. The rest of the bit parts are just that: bit parts.

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By | 2017-09-24T23:58:17+00:00 May 23rd, 2005|Movie Reviews|28 Comments

Star Wars, Episode III: Revenge of the Sith – 27 Second Review

Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith

Written & Directed by: George Lucas
Starring: Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman, Hayden Christensen, Ian McDiarmid, Samuel L. Jackson

Review: Where to begin… somehow, we’ve dropped even further down the “Oh shit, what have we done!?” chain. This one is comically bad. Where did congruency go? Now all droids have magically become sentient, one of which coughs incessantly due to his vestigial lungs. R2-D2 suddenly gains self defense measures, and an attitude to match. Ewan McGregor randomly grows a Welsh accent, and Yoda starts spouting one-liners that would be badass were it not for his constant confusion of subject placement in his speech structure (suck diseased pig ass, this movie does). I once said it’s time for George Lucas to put down the shovel. I take it back. Keep digging George. We’ll fill in the hole when it’s deep enough.

Time: 27 seconds (had to push the limits for this one)
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By | 2017-09-24T23:58:18+00:00 May 19th, 2005|27 Seconds, Reviews|2 Comments

Star Wars, Episode II: Attack of the Clones (2002) – Movie Review

Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones poster

Written by: Jonathan Hales & George Lucas
Directed by: George Lucas
Starring: Ewan McGregor, Hayden Christensen, Natalie Portman, Ian McDiarmid, Samuel L. Jackson

My Advice: Matinee

It’s been ten years since we last visited the Star Wars universe in Episode I. In that time, Amidala (Portman) has fulfilled her term as queen of Naboo and is now acting as their representative in the Senate. Anakin (Christensen) is now a strapping young lad who’s been galavanting around with his mentor, Obi-Wan (McGregor), having a buttload of adventures. But there’s a disturbance in the…politics. A group of separatists is trying to throw the Republic into chaos by signing an alliance between multiple federations–entire star systems are on the verge of leaving the Republic. Because Amidala is such an important figure in the Senate (though I was never sure why this was, I must admit), these separatists are after her head. An attempt on her life leads her path back in line with that of Anakin and Obi-Wan–and the investigation into the incident leads them all into the machinations that have been going on behind the scenes for the last ten years, dragging the entire Jedi Council with them along the way.

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By | 2011-01-20T03:33:01+00:00 May 17th, 2002|Movie Reviews|0 Comments