Wayhomer Review #140: Titanic 3D

Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio from Titanic

From the previously unpublished Wayhomer archives, it’s Episode #140 for Titanic 3D, in which our protagonist revisits a review he did fifteen years ago, is pleased with Cameron‘s ability to rock 3D like few others and basically defends the film that Celine Dion tried her best to ruin in the pages of history.

P.S. I have no idea what the hell is up with my beard in this video.
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By | 2017-09-24T22:28:34+00:00 January 2nd, 2013|Reviews, Video Podcasts, Wayhomers|0 Comments

Your Weekend Justice #154: The Editing Nightmare!

It’s Weekend Justice: the Internet’s #1 audio trainwreck. It’s the podcast that will always be bigger when it’s being recording than it seems when it finally assaults your ears. 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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Richard Boone in I Bury the Living

Agenda:

  • The many names, titles and confusions of Serv
  • An innocent discussion of percussive instrumentation
  • Inexplicable HockeyCast!
  • Crazed Vehicular BaseballCast!
  • Deep math questions with phones and such
  • Alcohol report
  • Us vs. The Library of Congress
  • Mouth farts!
  • Jon vs. Foley Work
  • Jon vs. alcohol vs. gravity
  • Drinking with Dali
  • Jon vs. a Heck’s Angel
  • Rox misses the gypsy funeral (damn)
  • Ron Perlman wept
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    By | 2017-09-24T22:32:12+00:00 April 6th, 2012|Podcasts, Weekend Justice|6 Comments

    Your Weekend Justice #132: The Regeneration of Sherman

    It’s Weekend Justice: the Internet’s #1 audio trainwreck. It’s the podcast that is stuck between the twin pop culture gravity wells of Doctor Who and Jedward. And is pulled in twain, shrieking. 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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    Harpers Bizarre: Feelin Groovy

    Agenda:

  • Jon vs. weather
  • Aaron vs. The Wayback Machine
  • The biology of Shermans
  • Sleazy suicides!
  • “Hang out” with “Four Guys”
  • Aaron’s George Harrison docu review
  • Terra Nova
  • Disney‘s 3D
  • Stop cleaning new films
  • James Cameron, 3D and cinemas
  • Mad Men Lite. And Guinness.
  • Hollywood. Is stupid.
  • Star Trek madness
  • Rob’s record find!
  • The inevitable Doctor Who tirade
  • We must understand Dollhouse
  • Inexplicable Jedward discussion
  • …which devolves into an X-Factor discussion
  • Honey badger flu and the vaccine
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    By | 2017-09-24T22:36:59+00:00 October 7th, 2011|Podcasts, Weekend Justice|6 Comments

    Top 10 Films That Screw With an Aquaphobe’s Head

    Sanctum

    Yes, Sanctum hits today. And it’s obvious, given the amount of water involved in the film that James Cameron was going to be involved in some form or fashion. I think that’s a law or something. It’s also clear from the trailer that I may have some moments of WTF while watching it. That’s because I am a recovering aquaphobe.

    That’s right: I’m afraid of water. And before you make a joke about my bathing habits: no, I’m not that bad off. I’ve heard of some people who literally can’t put their heads under the spray in the shower. No, I just have had a problem in the past with deep water. This due to the fact that I almost drowned twice when I was a very small Widglet. It took me forever to learn to swim because of this (you sort of need to get your face wet) and as a kid I learned the hard way that hydrophobia and aquaphobia are two completely different things–introducing your affliction with the wrong terminology can cause quite the kerfuffle.

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    By | 2017-09-24T22:44:14+00:00 February 4th, 2011|Stimuli|8 Comments

    AvatAGGRAVATING, or What the F&$@ is Unobtainium Anyway?

    Unobtainium

    I just stepped out of James Cameron’s Masterpiece and I still can’t believe that was the script he put forward after twelve years. Twelve years. TWELVE. YEARS. Now, let me get a few things out of the way first. Avatar‘s visuals are positively stunning and I’m going to give Cameron the pass on his Na’vi treading dangerously close to the uncanny valley, because the environments were really, really cool to watch. However, there are several issues in Avatar that need to be considered. All in good fun of course–I’m not even going to pretend that this won’t make money or that we won’t be seeing sequels–but twelve years? Really?

    I’m just saying that if a filmmaker of Cameron’s caliber is working on a script for twelve years, it should be better than this. I came away with so many questions about character motivation, unexplained plot devices, and generally not remembering the names of anything, that I was confused about whether or not I even liked the damn thing. However, we at Needcoffee realize this problem might be widespread, so we are going to answer many questions about the plot of Avatar by answering one of the biggest ones:
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    By | 2017-09-24T22:56:12+00:00 December 29th, 2009|Stimuli|17 Comments

    Stuff You Need to Know: Kids in the Hall “Come to Town” in January

    Because there’s a lot of pop culture stuff going on. We sift out the best bits so you don’t have to, saving you time and energy. Somebody has to go have a life, right?

  • Amazon has fifty albums on sale in MP3 form for $5 each. YMMV for stuff you can find there, but at first glance, the one that sticks out as a must-own above all others is Rodrigo y Gabriela’s self-titled one. To hear them playing a track live on David Letterman, go here. See the available albums here.
  • So the aforementioned Chris Nolan flick Inception has a teaser trailer. Check it out:

    Direct link for the feedreaders.

    I dunno, it’s got sort of a Matrix meets Dark City-done-correctly vibe to it. I’m game.

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    By | 2017-09-24T23:00:15+00:00 August 25th, 2009|Stuff You Need to Know|2 Comments

    James Cameron’s “Avatar,” Fourteen Years in the Making

    James Cameron from Your Studio and You

    When I started at Corona’s Coming Attractions, around 1997 or so, there were a number of pages that predated me getting there. One was Cameron‘s Avatar. And before the site went away, that page was one of the most convoluted that we had: it was project-lives, project-is-dead over and over and over again. From 1996 to 2000. One of the most amusing things for me is that the bit about this being Cameron’s follow-up to Titanic turned out to be accurate. Of course he’s been busy filming at the bottom of the ocean and playing amateur archaeology sponsor for fake relics, but hey, the man can have his hobbies.

    Now I know I try to break down a lot of news for you, but this Hollywood Reporter article you really just need to go read for yourself. This movie sounds like it might be the cure for the Robert Zemeckis CG Zombie Blues. Check out this taste:

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    By | 2017-09-24T23:14:34+00:00 August 7th, 2008|Headsup|2 Comments

    Dark Angel: The Complete First Season (2000) – DVD Review

    Dark Angel: The Complete First Season DVD cover art

    Film:
    DVD:

    Series Created by: James Cameron and Charles H. Eglee
    Starring: Jessica Alba, Michael Weatherly, Jensen Eckles, John Savage, Valerie Rae Miller, Richard Gunn and Kevin Durand

    Features:

    • Running audio commentary on the pilot by creator Eglee and director David Nutter
    • Running audio commentary on episode “Rising” by Eglee and writer René Echevarria
    • Running audio commentary on episode “And I Am a Camera” by Eglee, Echevarria and director Charles Woolnaugh
    • Three Behind-the-scenes featurettes
    • Audition tapes
    • Blooper Reel
    • James Cameron’s “Dark Angel” video game trailer

    Released by: Fox
    Region: 1
    Rating: NR (violence)
    Anamorphic: N/A; appears in its original 1.33:1 format

    My Advice: Rent it.

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    By | 2011-01-02T03:48:12+00:00 December 7th, 2003|DVD Reviews|0 Comments

    Rambo: First Blood, Part 2 (1985) – DVD Review

    Rambo: First Blood, Part 2 Special Edition DVD cover art

    Film:
    DVD:

    Written by: James Cameron & Sylvester Stallone
    Directed by: George P. Cosmatos
    Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Richard Crenna, Charles Napier, Steven Berkoff, Julia Nickson-Soul

    Features:

    • Running audio commentary with director Cosmatos
    • Documentary: “We Get to Win This Time: The Rambo: Phenomenon”
    • Production notes
    • Cast and crew info
    • Theatrical trailer

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

    My Advice: Skip it.

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    By | 2011-05-11T13:54:17+00:00 December 7th, 2003|Reviews|0 Comments