Your Weekend Justice #189: Yard Sales of the Apocalypse

It’s Weekend Justice: the Internet’s #1 audio trainwreck–the podcast that, if you were holed up during the zombie apocalypse in a military bunker, would pull a Miguel on your ass. And you know it, too.

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Rox of Spazhouse: The Dark Years

Agenda:

  • Freestyle rap and Silver Linings Discomfort
  • In defense of Christoph Waltz
  • Iron Man 3 trailer–oh shit, discuss it quick! In pieces!
  • Kid cranium sub sandwiches
  • Cart Talk!
  • The Mystery of the Unipickle
  • Pickle talk that isn’t actually sexual
  • What not to do at the Carnegie Deli
  • The Walking Dead (SPOILERS)
  • Downton Abbey, period soap opera (slight SPOILERS)
  • The best gig
  • Quartets
  • Tom Clancyverse
  • Wolverine hair
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    By | 2017-09-24T22:28:19+00:00 March 8th, 2013|Podcasts, Weekend Justice|0 Comments

    Gosford Park (2001) – DVD Review

    Gosford Park DVD

    Film:
    DVD:

    Written by: Julian Fellowes, based on an idea by Robert Altman and Bob Balaban
    Directed by: Robert Altman
    Starring: Maggie Smith, Kelly MacDonald, Kristen Scott Thomas, Alan Bates, Helen Mirren, Emily Watson

    Features:

    • Feature Commentary with director Altman, production designer Stephen Altman, and producer David Levy
    • Screenwriter’s commentary with Fellowes
    • Deleted Scenes with optional commentary
    • Featurette: “The Making of Gosford Park”
    • Featurette: “The Authenticity of Gosford Park”
    • Q&A session with cast and filmmakers
    • Theatrical trailer
    • Selected cast and filmmaker filmographies

    Released by: Universal
    Region: 1
    Rating: R
    Anamorphic: Yes.

    My Advice: Rent it.

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    By | 2017-09-25T00:01:15+00:00 December 7th, 2003|Reviews|0 Comments

    Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002) – DVD Review

    harry potter chamber of secrets dvd cover

    Film:
    DVD:

    Written by: Steven Kloves, based on the novel by J.K. Rowling
    Directed by: Chris Columbus
    Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Richard Harris, Maggie Smith

    Features:

    • Year One at Hogwarts intro
    • Theatrical trailer
    • Conversation with author Rowling and scribe Kloves
    • Interview section with snippets from the cast
    • Gallery of production sketches
    • Build a Scene featurette
    • Tours of the sets for Dumbledore’s Office, Diagon Alley, and the Chamber of Secrets
    • The Chamber Challenge game
    • The Forbidden Forest Challenge game
    • Colin’s Darkroom
    • Gilderoy Lockhart’s classroom with reading list, certificates and a Lockhart photo gallery
    • Spellcaster Knowledge Challenge game
    • Additional scenes
    • Game preview of the Chamber game by EA
    • DVD-ROM:
    • Weblinks
    • Voice-activated navigation
    • Game demo
    • Challenge games: Photo Hunt, Sliders, Jigsaw Puzzles, Matching Potions
    • Hogwarts timeline
    • Screensaver
    • Activities: 3-D Great Hall Cutout, Printable Mazes, Folding Posters

    Released by: Warner Brothers
    Region: 1
    Rating: PG
    Anamorphic: Yes

    My Advice: Own it.

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    By | 2009-07-21T05:18:44+00:00 May 2nd, 2003|DVD, Reviews|0 Comments

    Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002) – Widge’s Movie Review

    harry potter chamber of secrets movie poster

    Written by: Steven Kloves, based on the novel by J.K. Rowling
    Directed by: Chris Columbus
    Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Richard Harris, Maggie Smith

    My Advice: Don’t Miss It

    Welcome to Year Two. Harry (Radcliffe) has been imprisoned yet again at the home of his only living relatives, the Dursleys (whom we don’t see a lot of, but are perfectly horrid–Richard Griffiths, Fiona Shaw, Harry Melling). He’s not allowed to practice magic outside of school (Hogwarts’ rules) and not allowed to do much of anything else either (the Dursleys’ rules). He’s also bummed because he hasn’t heard a peep out of either of his best friends from school, Hermione or Ron (Watson and Grint, respectively). However, when a house elf (voiced by Toby Jones) shows up unexpectedly in his room and warns Harry that he must not, under any circumstances, go back to Hogwarts this year…Harry understands that he’s in for trouble–but he has no idea that size of said trouble.

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    By | 2009-07-22T01:16:38+00:00 February 9th, 2003|Movies, Reviews|0 Comments

    Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002) – Catalyst’s Movie Review

    Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets movie poster

    Written by: Steven Kloves, based on the novel by J.K. Rowling
    Directed by: Chris Columbus
    Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Richard Harris, Maggie Smith

    My Advice: Don’t miss it.

    To give a plot summary of this movie is almost pointless–everyone knows what’s going to happen because they’ve read the books. But for that one guy who hasn’t, Harry is back at school for the second year. Now there’s another threat in the works: someone has opened the legendary Chamber of Secrets, and there’s a monster roaming the school petrifying (yes, literally turning them to stone) “mudbloods”, i.e. witches and wizards who don’t come from magic families.

    The good news is that Daniel Radcliffe is still able to channel Harry perfectly, and in fact grows a little with the role–especially since he doesn’t spend half the movie asking expository questions or being lectured at.

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    By | 2009-07-22T02:33:34+00:00 November 17th, 2002|Movies, Reviews|0 Comments

    Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (2002) – Movie Review

    Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood movie poster

    Written by: Mark Andrus & Callie Khouri, based on the novels by Rebecca Wells
    Directed by: Callie Khouri
    Starring: Sandra Bullock, Ellen Burstyn, Maggie Smith, Shirley Knight, Fionnula Flanagan

    My Advice: Wait for cable.

    Sidda (Bullock) finally seems to have it made–she’s a successful playwright (successful enough to be written up in Time anyway) and is almost pretty much engaged to the handsome Connor (Angus MacFadyen) who seems to be a perfect match for her. However–in that aforementioned Time write-up, Sidda says some things about her family history that her mother, Vivi (Burstyn) takes offense to. Serious offense, in fact. A petty war of wills takes place between mother and daughter, and it’s up to Vivi’s lifelong friends, the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (Smith, Knight and Flanagan), to try and bridge the ever-widening gulf between Vivi and Sidda before it screws up their lives even worse than it has already.

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    By | 2009-10-04T03:41:42+00:00 June 7th, 2002|Movies, Reviews|0 Comments

    Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001) – DVD Review

    Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone DVD cover art

    Film:
    DVD:

    Written by: Steve Kloves, based on the novel by J.K. Rowling
    Directed by: Chris Columbus
    Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Robbie Coltrane, Richard Harris

    Features:

    • Seven deleted scenes (good luck finding them)
    • Self-guided tour of Hogwarts
    • Production and art gallery
    • Interview featurette with Columbus, Kloves and producer David Heyman
    • Theatrical trailers
    • International clip
    • DVD-ROM features include a trading card game demo and voice recognition

    Released by: Warner Home Video
    Region: 1
    Rating: PG
    Anamorphic: Yes

    My Advice: Rent It.

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    By | 2011-05-27T23:56:59+00:00 May 25th, 2002|Reviews|0 Comments

    Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001) – Movie Review

    Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone movie poster art

    Written by: Steve Kloves, based on the novel by J.K. Rowling
    Directed by: Chris Columbus
    Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Robbie Coltrane, Richard Harris

    My Advice: Don’t Miss It.

    After the death of his wizarding parents at the hands of the terrible He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named, Harry Potter (Radcliffe) as an infant is left with his closest living relatives–the magic-hating Dursleys (delightfully hateable Richard Griffiths and Fiona Shaw, along with Harry Melling). This was a decision made by Albus Dumbledore (Harris), Minerva McGonagall (Maggie Smith) and Rubeus Hagrid (Coltrane), all on staff at Hogwarts–the premiere wizardry and witchcraft school. Now that Harry has turned eleven, it’s time from him to come back to the world of magic and claim his heritage. But there’s more afoot at Hogwarts than just teaching. Hagrid and Dumbledore are trying to protect something–something secret and very powerful–and someone else is trying to steal this particular something. Harry, along with his newfound friends Ron (Grint) and Hermione (Watson) find themselves caught in the middle–and in grave danger.

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    By | 2011-03-02T01:01:04+00:00 November 15th, 2001|Movie Reviews|0 Comments