The Avengers: Age of Ultron – Movie Review

Avengers: Age of Ultron

Written by: Joss Whedon, based on the Marvel comic created by Stan Lee & Jack Kirby
Directed by: Joss Whedon
Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, James Spader, Samuel L. Jackson, Don Cheadle, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Cobie Smulders, Anthony Mackie and about 1500 other people

Age of Ultron is just another day at the office

How does one follow up a movie that is arguably the most entertaining display of blockbuster prowess in recent memory? How does the ever growing Marvel Cinematic Universe hold up these days? The answer is a straight forward and simple as it is beautiful: everybody is doing their job.

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By | 2017-09-24T22:25:31+00:00 April 25th, 2015|Reviews|1 Comment

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

    Iron Man 3 (2013) – 27 Second Review

    Iron Man 3 Poster

    Written by: Drew Pearce & Shane Black, based on the character created by Stan Lee, Don Heck, Larry Lieber & Jack Kirby and the comic book storyline by Warren Ellis & Adi Granov

    Directed by: Shane Black
    Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Ben Kingsley, Jon Favreau and Paul Bettany

    Review: Tony Stark. Genius. Billionaire. Superhero. Bit of a dick. And once again, Robert Downey Jr. plays it all out masterfully. Of course, I go to movies for the ‘splode, and that was present in droves as well. If you go more than fifteen minutes in this movie without an explosion, you should make sure you’re in the right theater. And that’s a good thing. It’s also a good thing to finally have a superhero role model who can be an asshole to children.

    Time: 22 seconds

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    By | 2017-09-24T22:27:38+00:00 June 27th, 2013|Reviews|0 Comments

    The Avengers (2012) – 27 Second Review

    Thor Avengers poster by Mondo

    Written by: Joss Whedon, based on a story by Zak Penn & Whedon, which was in turn based on the comic created by Stan Lee & Jack Kirby
    Directed by: Joss Whedon
    Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Clark Gregg, Tom Hiddleston

    Review: As a Batman Loyalist, I hesitate to say this is the greatest comic book movie of all time, but only for a second. Because it was the GREATEST comic book movie of all time. The action was awesome, no character was under-utilized, and there were four separate instances that made me fall out of my chair laughing with glee. Also because the Hulk is my spirit animal. See it, and be more awesome for it.

    Time: 20 seconds

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    By | 2017-09-24T22:31:57+00:00 May 12th, 2012|27 Seconds, Reviews|2 Comments

    The Avengers (2012) – Movie Review

    Samuel L. Jackson is Nick Fury in The Avengers

    Written by: Joss Whedon, based on a story by Zak Penn & Whedon, which was based in turn on characters appearing in Marvel Comics
    Directed by: Joss Whedon
    Starring: Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Mark Ruffalo, Samuel L. Jackson, Tom Hiddleston

    Where to begin? Let me predict just one simple thing: Starting May 4th, you will believe the hype. The Avengers is everything you would want from a blockbuster movie. It’s loud, fast, charming, funny and such a ride, you will want to see it on the biggest screen, in the best theater.

    The story is pretty simple and uses a lot of the more subtle elements that were introduced in the “prequels” to this big superhero team-up: Loki (Hiddleston) is back in a big bad way, with the aid of an alien race, he is trying to conquer the world and to be worshiped as the god he is. In order to do so, he uses the energy cube we were introduced to in Captain America to arrive on earth. Since it has been analyzed by SHIELD, his arrival is neither unnoticed nor without consequence. Loki’s escape and theft of the energy cube is the introduction to the movie and gives you a good idea what’s about to come: a very fast and loud ride. Nick Fury activates the Avengers Initiative to fight Loki and protect the earth from whatever else might be coming.

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    By | 2017-09-24T22:32:06+00:00 April 21st, 2012|Reviews|1 Comment

    Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows – 27 Second Review

    Jude Law as Dr. Watson from Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows

    Written by: Michele and Kieren Mulroney, based on the characters created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
    Directed by: Guy Ritchie
    Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Jared Harris, Noomi Rapace, Stephen Fry, Rachel McAdams

    Review: While not as much fun as the first one (few things are), it’s still a successful character-driven blow-shit-up-athon. Downey Jr. and Law are just as good as ever, Harris does evil mastermind quite well, and Fry is always good, even while nude. And while the slow-mo zoomy bits are excessive, the visual rewards are there too.

    Time: 14 seconds

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    By | 2017-09-24T22:33:57+00:00 January 7th, 2012|27 Seconds, Reviews|0 Comments

    Wayhomer Review #96: Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

    Jared Harris as Moriarty and Robert Downey Jr. as Sherlock Holmes in Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

    Episode #96 for Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, in which our protagonist tries to explain the difference between having fun and trying to have fun, touts excellent performances by the leads and neglects to mention that the ability to call down slo-mo must mean Holmes possesses the Speed Force.

    Wayhomer Review of the first film is here.
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    By | 2017-09-24T22:34:28+00:00 December 19th, 2011|Reviews, Video Podcasts, Wayhomers|4 Comments