Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance – 27 Second Review

Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance poster

Written by: Scott M. Gimple, Seth Hoffman & David S. Goyer, based on a story by Goyer, which was in turn based on the Marvel character created by Roy Thomas, Gary Friedrich & Mike Ploog
Directed by: Mark Neveldine & Brian Taylor
Starring: Nicolas Cage, Ciaran Hinds, Idris Elba, Violante Placido, Anthony Head & Christopher Lambert

Review: Aside from the occasional really fun demon-murder sequences (see spitting bullets, quarry machine hell-steed), I was largely unimpressed. And I’m easy to impress with a fire demon that can kill with a chain. But the biggest disappointment was the fact that you can have Idris Elba in an action movie and have it still suck. Like many things, he loses some appeal when he’s French.

Time: 17 seconds

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By | 2017-09-24T22:31:26+00:00 June 10th, 2012|27 Seconds, Reviews|0 Comments

Win Season of the Witch on DVD!

Season of the Witch DVD

It’s Season of the Witch with Nicolas Cage, out from Fox. Here’s what they have to say for themselves:

Oscar© winner Nicolas Cage (National Treasure, Best Actor, Leaving Las Vegas) and Ron Perlman (Hellboy, TV’s “Sons of Anarchy”) star in SEASON OF THE WITCH, a supernatural action adventure about a heroic Crusader, Knight Behmen (Cage) and his fellow soldier, Felson (Perlman) who must transport a woman accused of being a witch to a remote monastery. The arduous journey across perilous terrain tests their strength and courage as they discover the girl’s secret and find themselves battling a terrifyingly powerful force that will determine the fate of the world. Directed by Dominic Sena (Gone in Sixty Seconds, Swordfish), SEASON OF THE WITCH comes to Blu-ray and DVD June 28 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment and includes a shocking alternate ending, deleted scenes, behind-the-scenes featurettes, commentaries (Blu-ray only) and more.

We’ve got two copies of the DVD 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 | 2017-09-24T22:40:08+00:00 June 18th, 2011|Contests|1 Comment

Drive Angry 3D (2011) – 27 Second Review

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Written by: Todd Farmer & Patrick Lussier
Directed by: Patrick Lussier
Starring: Nicolas Cage, Amber Heard, William Fichtner, Billy Burke, David Morse

Review: The latest installment of The Nicolas Cage Crazy Eyes Chronicles arrives with some fancy 3D effects–that only pay off once or twice–and a surprisingly well-built cast. Cage’s demonic wrath is okay, I guess, but it pales in comparison to Fichtner’s performance as Satan’s accountant, and Heard’s psycho bitch rendition of Daisy Duke. Not to mention a five-barreled shotgun called the Godkiller. Gotta love it.

Time: 20 seconds

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By | 2017-09-24T22:43:33+00:00 March 1st, 2011|27 Seconds, Reviews|0 Comments

Your Weekend Justice #98: Upton Sinclair Wept

It’s Weekend Justice: the podcast that don’t need no steekin’ batches. 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:

  • ScottC vs. students
  • Vampiric beer
  • Jaffa cake ice cream
  • Alcohol report!
  • Leigh’s Canadian report
  • Curling hall of fame?
  • Cubano-Style!
  • Bra fest!
  • Leigh’s Toronto report
  • Running in the snow
  • Leigh’s Led Zeppelin education
  • The King’s Speech/Doctor Who crossover?
  • Nicolas Cage
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By | 2017-09-24T22:44:28+00:00 January 21st, 2011|Podcasts, Weekend Justice|2 Comments

Wayhomer Review #28: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

Nicolas Cage from The Sorcerer's Apprentice

Episode #28 for The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, in which our protagonist talks about the Bruckheimer machine, postulates as to how the film was written, and gets a bit more ranty about the words “suggested by” than he intended to.

Direct link for the feedreaders. Downloadable iPod version here.

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Special thanks to PhantomV48 for the closing animation.

Previous episode here.
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By | 2017-09-24T22:50:02+00:00 July 15th, 2010|Reviews, Video Podcasts, Wayhomers|7 Comments

Kick-Ass (2010) – 27 Second Review

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Written by: Jane Goldman & Matthew Vaughn, based on the comic book by Mark Millar and John Romita Jr.
Directed by: Matthew Vaughn
Starring: Aaron Johnson, Chloë Grace Moretz, Mark Strong, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Nicolas Cage

Review: This movie in and of itself was funny, and delivered on the character-driven attempt to evoke every kind of emotion among the audience members (those of us who feel feelings, anyway). And then the reason I saw it. The movie had to be cut three times in order to achieve an R rating, so I’m anxiously awaiting the director’s cut that will deliver more of the balls-out action sequences of an eleven-year-old girl kicking the unholy shit out of anyone she sees. It’s some of the craziest fight choreography I’ve ever seen. And I’m a Tony Jaa fan, so that says a lot.

Time: 20 seconds

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By | 2017-09-24T22:51:46+00:00 May 20th, 2010|27 Seconds, Reviews|0 Comments

Win Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans on Blu-Ray!

Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans Blu-Ray

It’s Nicolas Cage and Eva Mendes in Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans, which was initially painted as a sequel because…I mean, well, what’s the film’s name? But it wasn’t an attempt at a franchise, just a Werner Herzog film. And here’s what they have to say for themselves:

In Werner Herzog’s BAD LIEUTENANT: PORT OF CALL NEW ORLEANS, Nicolas Cage plays a rogue detective who is as devoted to his job as he is at scoring drugs — while playing fast and loose with the law. He wields his badge as often as he wields his gun in order to get his way. In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina he becomes a high-functioning addict who is a deeply intuitive, fearless detective reigning over the beautiful ruins of New Orleans with authority and abandon. Complicating his tumultuous life is the prostitute he loves (played by Eva Mendes). Together they descend into their own world marked by desire, compulsion, and conscience.

We’ve got three copies of the Blu-Ray, thanks to your friends at First Look. If you want to snag one, enter using the form below. And enter once a day. If we draw your name when the contest ends, you snag it. Good luck.
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By | 2017-09-24T22:53:33+00:00 March 30th, 2010|Contests|0 Comments