Your Weekend Justice #197: The Guy Who Bags Your Groceries is Not a Quest Giver

It’s Weekend Justice: the Internet’s #1 audio trainwreck–the podcast that wants to send you on a quest… to Dream The Impossible Dream.

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Toucans

Agenda:

  • Jon and the Porn Router
  • Every 80s film ever
  • Serv trying to be reassuring about porn (failing)
  • Canada Track
  • Jon and the Alien-Blocking Router
  • The NSA discovers Jon’s Routering
  • Man of Steel
  • Technologically advanced civilizations don’t require screens
  • Laurence Fishburne‘s earring
  • Nerves Like Serv
  • Drink report
  • The Weekend Justice Book Club Review
  • Neil Gaiman and The Ocean at the End of the Lane
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    By | 2017-09-24T22:27:37+00:00 June 29th, 2013|Podcasts, Weekend Justice|2 Comments

    The Problem with Hannibal

    Mads Mikkelsen as Hannibal

    Preface: I’ll warn you: This one requires a bit of ancillary reading on your part. Not books or anything (though they are always good things to read), but blog posts and articles. I hope you’re all right with that…because it’ll be worth it.

    I am a huge fan of the world and mythos of Hannibal Lecter, and so I’m a bit ashamed of myself that I didn’t know, until the week of airing, that NBC was creating a new ongoing series called Hannibal, based on the events directly preceding Thomas Harris’ novel Red Dragon. But, upon hearing of what should have been a wondrous occurrence, I was what I’ll call “Aggressively Meh” about the whole thing.

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    By | 2017-09-24T22:27:44+00:00 May 27th, 2013|Stimuli|0 Comments

    Headsup: Of History and Hitchcock

    There’s a lot of stuff that comes out all the time, and the companies are want your attention and mostly…your coin. But, you know, it’s your coin and you have to take care where you spend it. With these posts we try to take you through recent releases so you can make up your mind. If you find the info here to be of use, do us a favor and purchase stuff from Amazon through us. Especially if you were going to buy the stuff anyway. That gives us kickbacks, which help pay for things. Like the server. And coffee. And therapy. We thank you.

    Josephine Baker Story Blu-Ray
    Thurgood Blu-Ray
    Tuskegee Airmen Blu-Ray

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    By | 2017-09-24T22:33:20+00:00 February 3rd, 2012|Headsup|0 Comments

    Win The Tuskegee Airmen on Blu-Ray!

    Tuskegee Airmen Blu-Ray

    It’s The Tuskegee Airmen, out on Blu-Ray from HBO. Here’s what they have to say for themselves:

    The Tuskegee Airmen, winner of three Emmy® awards, comes to Blu-ray disc this January. Debuting just days before the theatrical release of the George Lucas-produced film Red Tails, which was inspired by the story of the Airmen, the film is encased in a stunning 32-page hard-bound book featuring sweeping unit and historical photography. Featuring an outstanding cast lead by two-time Emmy® award winner Laurence Fishburne (Miss Evers’ Boys, Tribeca), Academy Award® winner Cuba Gooding Jr. (Jerry Maguire) and Emmy® nominee Malcolm-Jamal Warner (The Cosby Show), The Tuskegee Airmen tells the story of the first squadron of African-American pilots allowed to fight for their country. It is 1943 and the Germans are winning the Second World War as the U.S. suffers huge losses on the ground and in the air. Four newly recruited pilots are united by a desire to serve their country, at a time when African-American flyers are not welcomed in the Air Force. Now, through the brutal demands of their training, to the perils of flying over nations at war, the men they call “The Tuskegee Airmen” must undertake the riskiest mission of their lives – to prove to America that courage knows no color.

    We’ve got two copies of the Blu-Ray to give away. Want to win one? Excellent. Here’s how that happens: you enter using the form below. Remember you can enter once a day. If we draw your name when the contest ends, you snag it! Good luck!
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    By | 2017-09-24T22:33:22+00:00 February 2nd, 2012|Contests|0 Comments

    Win Thurgood on Blu-Ray!

    Thurgood Blu-Ray

    It’s Thurgood starring Laurence Fishburne, hitting Blu-Ray from HBO. Here’s what they have to say for themselves:

    HBO Films’ critically-acclaimed Thurgood was nominated for three Emmy® awards including Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie for star Laurence Fishburne (Oscar ®nominee, What’s Love Got to Do with It). Shot before a live audience at the Kennedy Center’s Eisenhower Theater in Washington, D.C., the film is a one-man show that traces the personal and professional history of civil rights pioneer and Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall. This enlightening portrait comes to DVD and Blu-ray Disc on January 17, 2012; The release comes on the eve of the 45th anniversary of Marshall’s appointment to the Supreme Court as well as being just in time for Black History Month.

    Told in the first-person, Thurgood is a compelling present-tense narrative that uses a wealth of personal stories and anecdotes to show how Marshall’s life and outlook were shaped, along with background images and archival photos of Marshall throughout different stages in his life. From childhood stories of his family and home life in Baltimore, to his college days at Howard University School of Law in Washington, D.C., Marshall recollects his triumphs over adversity to pursue a successful career in the judicial system fighting for human rights. Establishing benchmarks in civil rights advancement, Marshall tried the historic case of Brown vs. Board of Education before the Supreme Court, successfully challenging the unconstitutional segregation of black and white students in public schools. His achievements eventually led him to become the first African-American to serve as a Supreme Court Justice.

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    By | 2017-09-24T22:33:23+00:00 January 31st, 2012|Contests|0 Comments

    Wayhomer Review #27: Predators

    Alice Braga from Predators

    Episode #27 for Predators, in which our protagonist talks about a fine example of character building, answers the Obvious Question and sizes up the value of injecting Laurence Fishburne into your film.

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    Special thanks to PhantomV48 for the closing animation.

    Previous episode here.
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    By | 2017-09-24T22:50:06+00:00 July 11th, 2010|Reviews, Video Podcasts, Wayhomers|3 Comments

    Osmosis Jones (2001) – DVD Review

    Osmosis Jones DVD cover

    Film:
    DVD:

    Written by: Marc Hyman
    Directed by: Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly (live action); Piet Kroon, Tom Sito (animation)
    Starring: Chris Rock, David Hyde Pierce, Laurence Fishburne, William Shatner, Bill Murray

    Features:

    • Audio commentary by Kroon, Sito, Hyman and producer Zak Penn
    • “Frank’s Gross Anatomy” rehash of disgusting scenes
    • “Under the Microscope”: Behind the Scenes from HBO First Look
    • “Investigating the Vocal Chords”: Behind the Scenes look at recording sessions
    • Deleted scenes
    • Theatrical trailer

    Released by: Warner Home Video
    Region: 1
    Rating: PG-13
    Anamorphic: No.

    My Advice: Rent It.

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    By | 2017-09-25T00:02:20+00:00 December 7th, 2003|DVD Reviews|0 Comments

    The Matrix Revolutions (2003) – Movie Review

    The Matrix Revolutions movie poster

    Written & Directed by The Brothers Wachowski
    Starring Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, Laurence Fishburne, Hugo Weaving, Mary Alice

    My Advice: Rent the DVD when it comes out for the FX, otherwise skip it.

    We’re right where we left off in the last film: Neo (Reeves) is in a coma, Bane (Ian Bliss) has somehow gotten Agent Smith (Weaving) inside of him, Zion is about to get its tits shot off, and Morpheus (Fishburne) is feeling like a dumbass because, seemingly, the Oracle (now played by Alice after the untimely death of Gloria Foster) lied. Now Neo’s lost somewhere between worlds and if he doesn’t get back soon, then the human race is toast.

    Congratulations, Brothers Wachowski! You’ve given us the worst third movie in a series since Superman III. Or, since you’re comic fans, I’ll put it another way: you’ve given us the cinematic equivalent of Secret Wars II. After the completely brilliant setup of the second film, the brothers manage to fumble the ball in a spectacular, tragic way. The first film set up everything, the second debunked the first film and the third film manages to disappoint almost from jump: after a completely pointless opening sequence, the highlight of which is people running upside down and shooting, we’re treated to an endless series of missed opportunities. All of those neat questions you conceived from the enigmas in the second film? None of them are answered. And they’re not even not-answered in that, “Ooh, we’re being mysterious and mystical and cheerily obtuse” way–you know, the one that can be endearing and thought-provoking. No, no. They’re just not addressed. At all. Which is amazing, considering that this film is even “talkier” than the second–the difference being the second film’s dialogue had meat to it. This time around, we’re given nothing but third-rate overwrought “heart felt” garbage, with none of the philosophy or banter that makes the series function.

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    By | 2009-12-05T20:20:50+00:00 November 5th, 2003|Movies|0 Comments