Your Weekend Justice #199.9 With a Line Over the Last 9

It’s Weekend Justice: the Internet’s #1 audio trainwreck–the podcast that’s going to record its 200th episode at DragonCon if it kills you.

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Electric Company Spider-Man: What Happened?

Agenda:

  • The price of sex?
  • Messaging and emailing while drunk?
  • Aaron will be blind soon, we’re certain
  • Number swizzling
  • Half a conversation about beer. Quiet.
  • Bottle hygiene
  • Derelict snail mail and a review
  • How to double your pleasure
  • Kenneth Hite at DragonCon
  • J.J. vs. The Gun
  • Geeks vs. football fans
  • Rox’s mighty hoodoo
  • Scott’s grandmother and voodoo
  • Tuffley’s research (not a euphemism)
  • When are introductions not introductions?
  • Introducing…Kim. As Kim.
  • Things not to do while driving
  • Rox’s practice cane
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    By | 2017-09-24T22:27:18+00:00 August 17th, 2013|Podcasts, Weekend Justice|4 Comments

    Headsup: Boom, It’s Bond on Blu-Ray

    Die Another Day Blu-Ray cover art
    Dr. No Blu-Ray cover art

    Well, I’ve mentioned that Bond is the last film you have to worry about, at least box office-wise, between now and the end of the year. In fact, I think we’ll be so goddamn ready for a serious hero that the present condition of the world might make Quantum of Solace go apeshit as far as ticket sales go. So we’ve got a new Bond movie coming out, the second chapter of a successful relaunch of the dead franchise–it only makes sense that MGM would try to capitalize on this. And give them credit: they’ve done it by throwing six pre-Craig Bond (hereafter known as PCB) flicks onto Blu-Ray.

    I say “throwing” just because you’re pretty much looking at the previous Ultimate Collection releases ported to the Blu-Ray format. But that’s necessarily a bad thing. The Ultimate Collections were nothing to sneeze at. And while we see a lot of releases these days that might make you wonder whether or not they really need the hi-def treatment–just to pick the first one that springs to mind…Drillbit Taylor?–Bond is an action franchise with explodo to spare. So even the weaker installments of PCB at least look and sound a helluva lot better.

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    By | 2017-09-24T23:10:47+00:00 October 20th, 2008|Headsup|0 Comments

    Win Badass Bond on Blu-Ray!

    Die Another Day Blu-Ray cover art Dr. No Blu-Ray cover art
    For Your Eyes Only Blu-Ray cover art From Russia With Love Blu-Ray cover art
    Live and Let Die Blu-Ray cover art Thunderball Blu-Ray cover art

    In today’s panicky economy, there’s one big movie coming that there’s no question as to whether or not it’s going to draw audiences. That’s the new Bond. And while we’re ramping up for the new Bond, it’s time to get the old Bond on the new medium. That’s why it’s time for Badass Bond on Blu-Ray. You’ve got Pierce Brosnan in Die Another Day, Sean Connery in Dr. No, From Russia With Love and Thunderball, and Roger Moore in For Your Eyes Only and Live and Let Die. Oh, and we’ve got two complete sets of all six that you get a chance to win. All you have to do is enter–and you can enter once a day!

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    By | 2017-09-24T23:10:55+00:00 October 17th, 2008|Contests|0 Comments

    Adverse Video Review: Zardoz

    Zardoz

    Oh, Sean, Sean, Sean, how I loved thee in this film, let me count the dead bodies.

    Okay, everyone wants to be Bond or at least they pretend they are in the shower so they can kick ass and take names while humming that notorious Bond tune. But I have some bad news for you folks: on one occasion or another our Bonds have disappointed us. Granted, Zardoz does have its brilliant moments, trying to get over Sean Connery with long hair in a braid and a red Speedo running around killing people is a hard thing to do. And no, ladies, the film was not made when he was young and buff and the Bond we oh so love. The film was made in 1974, that’s 3 YEARS AFTER Diamonds are Forever!

    I’m going to say it. That’s right, I am going to say it. Connery’s performance in this is worse than Roger Moore playing an over-the-top gay guy who hits on Cuba Gooding Jr. in Boat Trip.

    Bringing new meaning to 1970s films, Zardoz takes British avant garde, fantasy, and what-the-hell to a new level. On paper, this UK blunder has potential, in practice just try to get all the way through it without grinding your teeth.

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    By | 2017-09-24T23:35:44+00:00 February 15th, 2007|DVD, Reviews|0 Comments

    Wrong is Right (1982) – DVD Review

    Wrong Is Right cover art

    Film:
    DVD:

    Written by: Richard Brooks, based on the novel The Better Angels by Charles McCarry
    Directed by: Richard Brooks
    Starring: Sean Connery, George Grizzard, Robert Conrad, Leslie Nielsen, Herny Silva, Hardy Kruger

    Features:
    None

    Released by: Columbia-Tristar
    Region: 1
    Rating: R
    Anamorphic: Yes

    My Advice: Rent Network or Dr. Strangelove instead.

    Nathan Hale (Connery) is the TV journalist’s journalist: getting into the thick of the action, interviewing the famous and infamous, and looking good doing it. And there’s always something for Hale to stick his lens in. The latest crisis is in the oil-rich kingdom of Hagreb where the sultan might ally with the Arab terrorist Rafeeq (Silva) and may have purchased two suitcase nuclear bombs for the jihad. The President (Grizzard) obviously sees this development as bad for his reelection campaign, so he orders the CIA to bump him off. With the king dead and unable to pay, the arms dealer Unger (Kruger) holds on to his merchandise. The President wants the bombs so he can show he was justified to killing the sultan, his presidential opponent Mallory (Nielsen) wants the bombs so the President can’t show he was justified and so lose the election, Refeeq wants the bombs so he can blackmail the world, and Hale’s network wants the bombs because the Nielsens will shoot through the roof. With people blowing themselves up, top General Wombat (Conrad) screaming for war with somebody, and the world going to hell in a hand basket, maybe it’s accurate to say that Wrong Is Right.
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    By | 2012-09-07T03:25:49+00:00 June 21st, 2004|Reviews|0 Comments

    Dr. No (1962) – DVD Review

    Dr. No DVD

    Film:
    DVD:

    Written by: Richard Maibaum, Johanna Harwood, and Berkley Mather; based on the novel by Ian Fleming
    Directed by: Terence Young
    Starring: Sean Connery, Ursula Andress, Joseph Wiseman, Jack Lord, and Bernard Lee

    Features:

    • Commentary with director Young and assorted cast and crew
    • “Inside Dr. No” documentary
    • “Terence Young: Bond Vivant” documentary
    • Original TV featurette
    • Still gallery
    • Original TV and radio ads
    • Original trailers
    • Making-of booklet

    Released by: MGM
    Region: 1
    Rating: PG
    Anamorphic: Yes.

    My Advice: Are you kidding? Own it.

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    By | 2011-05-19T02:48:01+00:00 December 7th, 2003|Reviews|0 Comments

    Goldfinger (1964) – DVD Review

    Goldfinger DVD`

    Film:
    DVD:

    Written by: Richard Maibaum and Paul Dehn, based on the novel by Ian Fleming
    Directed by: Guy Hamilton
    Starring: Sean Connery, Honor Blackman, Gert Fröbe, Shirley Eaton, Tania Mallet

    Features:

    • Remastered audio and video
    • Audio commentary with Guy Hamilton
    • Second commentary with cast and crew
    • The Making of Goldfinger documentary
    • The Goldfinger Phenomenon documentary
    • Massive still gallery
    • Original publicity featurette
    • Original radio interviews with Connery
    • Making-of booklet
    • Original trailer, TV, and radio spots

    Released by: MGM
    Region: 1
    Rating: PG
    Anamorphic: Yes.

    My Advice: Own it, natch.

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    By | 2011-02-16T01:02:32+00:00 December 7th, 2003|DVD Reviews|0 Comments

    The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003) – Movie Review

    The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Poster

    Written by: James Robinson, based on the comic book series by Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill
    Directed by: Steve Norrington
    Starring: Sean Connery, Naseeruddin Shah, Peta Wilson, Shane West, Stuart Townsend, Jason Flemyng, Tony Curran & Richard Roxburgh

    My Advice: Don’t even think about it….

    The European Nations have been manipulated to the brink of war. The British government, however, is on to said manipulation and puts the call out to a collection of “gothic curiosities” and one formerly bona fide hero. These individuals you might recognize: Allan Quatermain (Connery); Captain Nemo (Shah); Mina Harker (Wilson); Tom Sawyer (West); Dorian Gray (Townsend); Dr. Henry Jekyll (Flemyng) and The Invisible Man (Curran). This–in a nutshell–describes both the film and the comic series The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. Mostly.

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    By | 2009-08-13T15:25:54+00:00 July 12th, 2003|Movies, Reviews|0 Comments

    The Hunt for Red October (1990) – DVD Review

    The Hunt for Red October DVD cover art

    Film:
    DVD:

    Written by: Larry Ferguson & Donald Stewart, based on the novel by Tom Clancy
    Directed by: John McTiernan
    Starring: Alec Baldwin, Sean Connery, Scott Glenn, Sam Neill, James Earl Jones

    Features:

    • Running audio commentary by director McTiernan
    • Beneath the Surface making-of featurette
    • Theatrical trailer

    Released by: Paramount
    Region: 1
    Rating: PG
    Anamorphic: Yes

    My Advice: Fans of the movie should own it.

    It’s 1984. Captain Ramius (Connery) has been given the command of the newest class of Soviet sub–one that’s got a certain something extra under the hood, if you catch my drift. Ramius has something secret under his hood, too–he and a select group of his officers are trying to defect and take this new sub, Red October, with them. Enter Jack Ryan (Baldwin), an analyst who’s gotten some clandestine shots of the hull of the October and is trying to figure out what the sub’s strange new feature is. Things get especially tense when the Soviets claim Ramius has gone rogue–and now both Soviets and Americans are looking for the poor captain to blow him to kingdom come. Only Ryan thinks he knows what the man’s really up to, and only Ryan can save the life of him and his crew.

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    By | 2011-06-28T02:30:23+00:00 May 6th, 2003|Reviews|0 Comments

    Time Bandits: Criterion Collection (1981) – DVD Review

    Time Bandits Criterion Collection DVD

    Film:
    DVD:

    Written by Terry Gilliam & Michael Palin
    Directed by Terry Gilliam
    Starring Craig Warnock, Sean Connery, David Warner, David Rappaport, Jack Purvis

    Features:

    • Running audio commentary by Gilliam, Palin, Warner and Warnock, with an appearance by John Cleese
    • Scrapbook of behind-the-scenes photos, press images and posters
    • Original theatrical trailer

    Released by: The Criterion Collection.
    Region: 1.
    Rating: PG.
    Anamorphic: No.

    My Advice: Own It.

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    By | 2011-05-19T02:47:31+00:00 July 30th, 2002|Reviews|0 Comments