The Avengers: Age of Ultron - Movie Review

Avengers: Age of Ultron

Written by: Joss Whedon, based on the Marvel comic created by Stan Lee & Jack Kirby
Directed by: Joss Whedon
Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, James Spader, Samuel L. Jackson, Don Cheadle, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Cobie Smulders, Anthony Mackie and about 1500 other people

Age of Ultron is just another day at the office

How does one follow up a movie that is arguably the most entertaining display of blockbuster prowess in recent memory? How does the ever growing Marvel Cinematic Universe hold up these days? The answer is a straight forward and simple as it is beautiful: everybody is doing their job.

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By |April 25th, 2015|Reviews|0 Comments

Your Weekend Justice #235: By the Way, Aaron and J.J. Have a Kickstarter

Avengers Grimm

Okay, admittedly, once you blow it up this big you can tell which one's Rapunzel.

It's Weekend Justice: the Internet's #1 audio trainwreck...the podcast that says if you do nothing else with this episode, visit this link and contribute what you can.

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By |April 13th, 2015|Podcasts, Weekend Justice|0 Comments

Wayhomer Review #130: The Bourne Legacy

Jeremy Renner from The Bourne Legacy

Episode #130 for The Bourne Legacy, in which our protagonist talks about a slow first act, a second act that seems borrowed from a piece of well-known literature, and a third act that really seems like it was another film. Especially the fact they're on motorcycles.
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By |August 19th, 2012|Reviews, Video Podcasts, Wayhomers|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 |May 12th, 2012|27 Seconds, Reviews|2 Comments

Wayhomer Review #117: The Avengers 3D (2012)

Thor, Iron Man and Captain America from The Avengers

Episode #117 for The Avengers 3D, in which our protagonist is so drunk with glee he has to get Bailey to drive (and co-review), thinks Disney is feeling a lot better about their year and only has one nit that he has to pick. Otherwise, this is him drunk on just the film. He wants to make that clear.
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By |May 5th, 2012|Reviews, Video Podcasts, Wayhomers|9 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 |April 21st, 2012|Reviews|1 Comment

Wayhomer Review #95: Mission: Impossible: Ghost Protocol

Paula Patton and Simon Pegg from Mission: Impossible: Ghost Protocol

Episode #95 for Mission: Impossible: Ghost Protocol, in which our protagonist explains his history with the feature film franchise, brings up Incredibles 2 simply because he can, and offers Brad Bird another directing job (not that it's his to offer, but why not, right?).
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By |December 17th, 2011|Reviews, Video Podcasts, Wayhomers|6 Comments

Dahmer (2002) - DVD Review

Dahmer DVD cover art

Film:
DVD:

Written & Directed by: David Jacobson
Starring: Jeremy Renner, Artel Kayaru, Bruce Davison, Kate Williamson, Dion Basco

Features:

  • Running audio commentary by writer/director Jacobson and actors Renner and Kayaru
  • Featurette: The Mind is a Place of its Own
  • Trailer

Released by: First Look Pictures
Region: 1
Rating: R
Anamorphic: No, full-frame only.

My Advice: Rental.

How does someone become a serial killer? Experts point to childhood abuse, neurological damage, or even genetic predisposition. But none of these theories fully explain why some people turn to murder and some don't. These concepts are addressed, if not answered, in Dahmer. Taking place near the end of his run, Dahmer (Renner) is busy collecting victims, but is in a reflexive mood. This mood intensifies when he doesn't give one of them, Rodney (Kayaru), enough drugs to knock him out and he remains conscious. Having to actually interact with him, Dahmer flashes back to the incidents that may have started him on this course and on his father (Davison) who also tried to reach out to Jeffery, but couldn't begin to see what dark desires lurked behind his son's eyes.

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By |December 7th, 2003|DVD, Reviews|0 Comments