Morgan Freeman, Jon Stewart & The Balloons of the Cosmos

Morgan Freeman with cigar

Morgan Freeman: so smooth that this image doesn't even have to actually relate to this post.

Showing that he knows how to maximize good interview time, Jon Stewart wastes no time in discussing Morgan Freeman‘s soon-to-hit Now You See Me and goes straight to discussing science. The conversation covers not only Stephen Hawking‘s party skills but also how you can use balloons to explain damn near anything in physics.

I have not caught Freeman’s show, Through the Wormhole, but all I can say is that if you paired these two on some sort of science road trip documentary series, I would watch the living hell out of it. It’s after the jump.

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

Wayhomer Review #146: Olympus Has Fallen

Gerard Butler from Olympus Has Fallen

Episode #146 for Olympus Has Fallen, in which our protagonist hopes that the Secret Service is better trained than they are in this movie–because if not, we’re screwed. He also struggles with problematic spoilers. He starts writing this, then thinks maybe he was too harsh–then realizes that eighteen months is more than sufficient time to change some passwords. And thinks he probably got it right the first time.
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By | 2017-09-24T22:27:58+00:00 April 13th, 2013|Reviews, Video Podcasts, Wayhomers|0 Comments

Wanted (2008) – DVD Review

Wanted DVD cover art

Film:
DVD:

Written by: Michael Brandt, Derek Haas and Chris Morgan, based on a story by Brandt and Haas, which was in turn based on the comic book by Mark Millar and J.G. Jones
Directed by: Timur Bekmambetov
Starring: James McAvoy, Angelina Jolie, Morgan Freeman, Terence Stamp, Thomas Kretschmann

Features:

  • Extended scene
  • Cast and characters featurette
  • L Train stunt featurette
  • Two stunts featurettes
  • Graphic novel featurette
  • Director featurette
  • Eight motion comics
  • “Little Things” music video
  • Video game making-of

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

My Advice: Nice, but wait for the deluxe version.

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By | 2017-09-24T23:08:02+00:00 December 22nd, 2008|DVD Reviews|0 Comments

Wanted (2008) – Movie Review

Wanted poster

Written by: Michael Brandt, Derek Haas and Chris Morgan, based on a story by Brandt and Haas, which was in turn based on the comic book by Mark Millar and J.G. Jones
Directed by: Timur Bekmambetov
Starring: James McAvoy, Angelina Jolie, Morgan Freeman, Terence Stamp, Thomas Kretschmann

My Advice: Matinee

What are you when you’re less than nobody? Whatever that is, it’s Wesley Gibson (McAvoy). He works a cubicle job, has a girlfriend who’s being bent over by his best friend anytime Wesley’s out of eyeshot, is constantly browbeaten by his supervisor, and has to take anti-anxiety medication because he’s just a complete and utter waste of flesh. Then one day he gets contacted by a mysterious woman named Fox (Jolie) who tells him the truth: the father that he never knew? Was one of the greatest assassins of the modern age. And said father has been recently put down by a rogue assassin who now is trying to put Wesley down. And the balance of the world rests on Wesley’s shoulders: learn how to kill or learn how to be dead. The latter is frighteningly simple. The former…not so much.

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By | 2017-09-24T23:13:56+00:00 August 17th, 2008|Movie Reviews|2 Comments

Good News: Morgan Freeman Going To Be Okay

Morgan Freeman

Morgan Freeman‘s publicist released the following and since I’ve seen everything from “serious condition” (although broken bones to me is serious enough, no doubt) to a YouTube RIP memorial for the guy by somebody trying to be first to post one, I thought I would share. Bottom line: he’s going to be all right.

Regarding Morgan’s injuries – “Morgan has a broken arm, elbow and has minor shoulder damage but was in good spirits when I spoke with him a short time ago at the Elvis Presley Memorial Trauma Center at The MED, a Level 1 Trauma Center at the Regional Medical Center at Memphis.

He is having a little bit of surgery this afternoon or tomorrow to help correct the damage. He says he’ll be OK and is looking forward to a full recovery.”

Folks are welcome to send well wishes – no flowers or gifts – to:
PO Box 16548, Encino, CA 91416 in care of Morgan Freeman
Or they can blog him at: http://www.planitnow.org/morgan/

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By | 2017-09-24T23:14:40+00:00 August 4th, 2008|Headsup|4 Comments