The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug – 27 Second Review

Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Written by: Peter Jackson, Guillermo Del Toro, Fran Walsh, and Phillipa Boyens, based on the novel by J.R.R. Tolkien
Directed by: Peter Jackson
Starring: Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Orlando Bloom, Evangeline Lilly, Luke Evans, Stephen Fry, Benedict Cumberbatch

Review: In what’s winding up to be a six (possibly seven?) part Tolkien franchise, I enjoyed this one more than its predecessor. The action, while cartoonish, is fairly consistent, and we get several little treats in the form of cameos, combat barrels, and elves using various enemies as surf boards. Not to mention Cumberbatch and Armitage having a sassy insult throwdown.

Time: 18 seconds


By | 2017-09-24T22:26:38+00:00 January 20th, 2014|27 Seconds, Reviews|0 Comments

Your Weekend Justice #144: Cumberbitches, Just For the Hits

It’s Weekend Justice: the Internet’s #1 audio trainwreck. It’s the podcast that spends an undue amount of time discussing Sherlock. But we are not Cumberbitches. Cumberbastards, maybe. Anyway. 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.


Eric Roberts as Doctor Strange, no, The Mandarin, no The Master from Doctor Who the TV Movie


  • Jon and Serv think globally, podcast locally
  • Alcatraz and Lost
  • Florida and Hawaii winters
  • Leigh’s dog guest stars on the show
  • Fun with dead cons
  • Whose penis made that noise?
  • Kim makes an entrance
  • Sherlock, Doctor Who and Steven Moffat (huge MAJOR spoilers)
  • Writing women
  • Wold Newton and Tommy Westphall
  • Scott’s grandmother vs. dentistry
  • Much love to Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch
  • Nobody mentions the Olympics
  • Irene Adler is Catwoman. And awesome. And hot.
  • (more…)

    By | 2017-09-24T22:33:33+00:00 January 20th, 2012|Podcasts, Weekend Justice|1 Comment

    Stuff You Need to Know: Catching Up With Trailers

    Bruce Willis in G.I. Joe: Retaliation

    Okay, there’s lots of things that happen on a pop culture basis. You don’t have time to read a site that wants to pick them apart one by one. So we try to make the process as painless as possible so you can be up to speed. Thus, we will do a drive-by commentary, so to speak. That’s the plan with catching up on trailers–we got a bit behind with the holidays attacking us like they did. So here we go.

    By | 2017-09-24T22:34:05+00:00 December 28th, 2011|Stuff You Need to Know|0 Comments

    Win Sherlock: Season One on Blu-Ray!

    Sherlock: Season 1 Blu-Ray

    It’s the first season of BBC’s new Sherlock out on Blu-Ray from BBC Home Video. And we have two copies of it to give away. Want to snag it? Of course you do. The way you do that is easy: enter using the form below. Remember you can enter once a day. If we draw your name when the contest ends, the aforementioned snagging is accomplished by you. Good luck!

    By | 2017-09-24T22:46:18+00:00 November 10th, 2010|Contests|0 Comments

    Win Sherlock: Season One on DVD!

    Sherlock: Season One DVD

    Sherlock is from the BBC and the guys who brought you the latest iteration of Doctor Who. Also, it’s badass. My go-to Sherlock Holmes expert, Cosette, gives it a thumbs-up. It also stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman. Cumberbatch has quite possibly the most British name I have ever heard.

    Anyway, to the point: we have two copies of the first series to give away on DVD. Trust me, you want this. Enter using the form below. Never forget: you can enter once a day. So do that to get extra entries…and you want those because we randomly draw an entry…and if it’s yours, you win. Good luck!

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    By | 2017-09-24T22:46:21+00:00 November 7th, 2010|Contests|2 Comments

    Win Nightwatching on DVD!

    Nightwatching DVD cover art

    I must admit I hadn’t heard of this before I received the outreach from E1 Entertainment. But Martin Freeman playing Rembrandt in a movie by Peter Greenaway? Hell, that sounds fantastic. (But can somebody please put Prospero’s Books out on DVD? Please?) Anyway, to get a taste of it, here’s a trailer. Please be aware this is a Peter Greenaway film, so the trailer will no doubt contain nakedness if not outright lustful machinations. So NSFW trailer, in other words.

    Direct link for the feedreaders.

    We’ve got five copies of the 2-disc set to give away. One of those is reserved for our gold sponsors. To find out more about that, please click here. But if you want to win the usual way, you enter using the form below–and enter once a day. And if we draw your name when the contest ends, you win. Good luck!


    By | 2017-09-24T22:59:48+00:00 September 1st, 2009|Contests|0 Comments

    Stuff You Need to Know, Monday, August 11, 2008

    Big Lebowski 10th Anniversary Bowling Ball Edition
  • I know a lot of you have a tremendous love for The Big Lebowski. I’m not one of you. I know, I know, but if we agreed on everything then you’d be the one in therapy and not me. But then again, if you’re into it–the 10th Anniversary Edition is coming September 9th from Universal. New bonus bits appear to be a lot of featurettes. There’s the normal edition and an “individually numbered, limited edition, two-disc set encased in specially designed ‘bowling ball’ packaging.” Pre-order your normal version here or the bowling ball version here.
  • Nativity sounds like a brilliant concept for a comedy: “two rival English schools vying to outdo each other in the annual Christmas nativity play.” Martin Freeman, Arthur in the Hitchhiker’s Guide movie, is attached. Source: Variety.
  • Nissan has pissed off the Arab world for a commercial in which a sheik attacked the car because it was fuel efficient.

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  • By | 2017-09-24T23:14:22+00:00 August 11th, 2008|Stuff You Need to Know|0 Comments

    The Office: The Complete First Series (2001) – DVD Review

    Office UK: Complete First Season DVD cover art


    Series Created by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant
    Starring Ricky Gervais, Martin Freeman, Mackenzie Crook, Lucy Davis


    • Contains all six episodes of the first season
    • Documentary: “How I Made The Office
    • Deleted scenes
    • Wernham-Hogg News booklet containing: Wernham-Hogg Personnel Files and Slough Slang – Glossary of the local lingo

    Released by: BBC Video.
    Rating: NR
    Region: 1
    Anamorphic: Yes.

    My Advice: Rent it first before you buy.


    By | 2017-09-24T23:52:45+00:00 October 30th, 2005|Reviews|0 Comments