Your Weekend Justice #223: Who Says You Can’t Buy Anything For $2 Anymore?

Christopher Walken

It’s Weekend Justice: the Internet’s #1 audio trainwreck, the podcast that prefers to hang out on Chap Roulette, where we sit around and smoke pipes and drink tea. Occasionally, Rox wears a pith helmet.

Note: Please excuse random and brief noises. Not sure where they came from. Maybe it’s all in my head.

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By | 2017-09-24T22:26:06+00:00 October 3rd, 2014|Podcasts, Weekend Justice|0 Comments

Your Weekend Justice #121: Those Little Slices of Friction

It’s Weekend Justice: the Internet’s #1 audio trainwreck. It’s the podcast that sets the land speed record for euphemisms with one arm tied behind its back. So 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:

  • Technical issues!
  • The suckline
  • Aaron’s odd sleep patterns
  • Jon and the ongoing problem with almonds
  • TravelCast!
  • Aaron’s odd sex patterns
  • Quandry vs. Situation!
  • How to deal with Best Buy
  • Universal Studios hates blind kids
  • Disney‘s bigass mistake
  • Universal vs. Disney in The Tunnel
  • Invitation for crickets
  • Bridesmaids
  • Aaron and the $600
  • Scott and popcorn abuse
  • Transformers 3
  • Playing out Scott
  • Shia LaBeouf
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    By | 2017-09-24T22:39:33+00:00 July 8th, 2011|Podcasts, Weekend Justice|0 Comments

    Your Weekend Justice #61: Adequate and Yet Awesome

    And we’re back. Please note: this podcast, if you haven’t figured it out, is profane and not safe for consumption by children or animals. Or sentient creatures of any sort. Or even cardboard boxes. Nothing. Nobody. Got it?

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    Mazes and Monsters

    Agenda:

    • iPad! Or…not!
    • Recreation
    • Widge and the Nazi DS
    • Gaming MILFs
    • Gaming secret origins
    • King of Kong
    • Rob doesn’t save Leigh’s kid
    • The cutthroat world of competitive Scrabble
    • Phalanx!
    • Hot Tub Time Machine
    • Lars Von Trier, Dick
    • Crispin Glover Returns!
    • Leigh is moving it. Or something.
    • Captain America
    • John Cusack, standoffish
    • Aaron likes getting wet
    • Ken Plume, Super Pimp
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    By | 2017-09-24T22:53:04+00:00 April 9th, 2010|Podcasts, Weekend Justice|6 Comments

    Headsup: The Buddha, The Conqueror and The Composer

    Tchaikovsky DVD Cover Art
    Grace is Gone DVD Cover Art
    The Buddha of Suburbia DVD Cover Art

    Tchaikovsky is a BBC production that mixes dramatic recreations of the composer’s life with conductor Charles Hazlewood trying to seek out what the man means in Russia. He does this by providing commentary and interviews, which can be a little jarring since the cover would make this seem to be a straight up biopic of some sort. Instead you get two hours of essentially a primer, which should get you setup to learn more should you choose to. The disc comes with a single extra–“Who Killed Tchaikovsky?”–which covers the controversy of his death. Music lovers should consider renting. (Click here to buy it from Amazon.)

    John Cusack surprises no one by being excellent in Grace is Gone, the story of a man at home with two daughters while his wife is deployed in Iraq. Then he receives the word that his wife has died–and has to figure out a way to break the news to his kids, not to mention tell with the loss himself. I don’t suppose I need to point out that this isn’t going to be a film you watch to make yourself feel peppy and happy and light, right? But that’s okay–strong performances, good story = good release from The Weinstein Company. The features are scant–a short batch of interviews, a featurette on a Marine who lost his wife, and more. Worth a rental, but only when you feel like crying for a while. (Click here to buy it from Amazon.)

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    By | 2017-09-24T23:16:04+00:00 July 7th, 2008|Headsup|0 Comments

    Win Grace is Gone on DVD!

    Grace is Good DVD Cover Art

    If you like John Cusack–and I think by law you have to–then you should check out the drama Grace is Gone out from the Weinstein Company. He plays a new widower who lost his wife in the Iraq War, and has to figure out a way of breaking the news to his children. So. Not exactly a feel good film, as the title alone might have clued you in…but. We’ve got a spare copy here we can shoot your way if you win. And you know how that works…

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    By | 2017-09-24T23:17:36+00:00 June 13th, 2008|Contests|0 Comments

    The Grifters (1990) – DVD Review


    Film:
    DVD:

    Written by: Donald E. Westlake, based on the novel by Jim Thompson
    Directed by: Stephen Frears
    Starring: John Cusack, Anjelica Huston, and Annette Bening

    Features:

    • Commentary with director Frears, screenwriter Westlake, actors Cusack & Huston
    • The Making of The Grifters
    • The Jim Thompson Story
    • The Grifters scrapbook

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

    My Advice: Own it.

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    By | 2009-08-04T01:52:43+00:00 March 3rd, 2003|DVD, Reviews|0 Comments

    Better Off Dead (1985) – DVD Review

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    Film:
    DVD:

    Written and Directed by: Savage Steve Holland
    Starring: John Cusack, David Ogden Stiers, Diane Franklin, and Kim Darby

    Released by: Paramount
    Region: 1
    Rating: PG
    Anamorphic: Yes. 16×9 enhanced.

    My Advice: Buy it if you were in middle or high school during the film’s theatrical run. Rent it otherwise.

    Before the days of Being John Malkovich, John Cusack made his name in Hollywood in exactly one fashion – he was perpetually cast as the vaguely lovable but goofy teenager constantly mooning over any of a variety of girls, and inevitably ending up in love with the right one by accident. He just happened to be one of the few actors to survive the 80s teen movie apocalypse (anybody know where Jon Cryer and Patrick Dempsey left their careers, incidentally?), and the best reason for Cusack’s survivor was his willingness to play the fool for directors like Savage Steve Holland. Better Off Dead marked the first of two such gems, followed the next year by One Crazy Summer.

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    By | 2011-08-06T19:11:18+00:00 July 17th, 2002|Reviews|0 Comments

    High Fidelity (2000) – DVD Review

    High Fidelity DVD cover art

    Film:
    DVD:

    Written by: John Cusack, D.V. DeVincentis, Steve Pink & Scott Rosenberg, based on the novel by Nick Hornby
    Directed by: Stephen Frears
    Starring: John Cusack, Iben Hjejle, Jack Black, Todd Louiso, Tim Robbins

    Features:

    • Conversations with Cusack and Frears
    • Deleted scenes
    • Theatrical trailer

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

    My Advice: Rent it.

    One of John Cusack‘s most criminally underviewed films. Rob Gordon (Cusack) is what you would call “adrift in life.” He’s just lost his girlfriend (Hjejle) and decides to go on a tour of his past romantic failures to try and figure out exactly why he’s had it so rough when it comes to matters of the heart. Not exactly helping matters are his two pseudo-employees, Barry (Black) and Dick (Louiso), who are fueling his musical snobbery and sometimes frightening away customers.

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    By | 2009-01-15T04:26:01+00:00 March 31st, 2002|DVD, Reviews|0 Comments