Your Weekend Justice #211: How to Make a Margarita With a Shredder (in a Clown Car)

Its Hummer Time - Not Happy Birthday!

It’s Weekend Justice: the Internet’s #1 audio trainwreck–the podcast that can’t hear you because it’s got a bottle of Prosecco in its ear. We said: we can’t hear you, because the podcast has a bottle of Prosecco in its ear!

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Agenda:

  • Doc brings the pain
  • Gaming consoles and home fix-it mayhem
  • Somebody shoot Jack Frost in the face
  • Rox, who hasn’t killed Widge
  • Who’s going to die? You know, die?
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    By | 2017-09-24T22:26:34+00:00 March 1st, 2014|Podcasts, Weekend Justice|0 Comments

    Your Weekend Justice #208: Christmas on Trenzalore, Labor Day on Alderaan

    Hawkeye Hawkblocking Aw Bro

    It’s Weekend Justice: the Internet’s #1 audio trainwreck–the podcast that’s already been kicked out of 2014. Twice.

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    Agenda:

  • The Rox Update
  • Microsoft and your lack of Skype choices
  • Alcohol report
  • Horse Bull
  • Lovecraft in art class, could try harder
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    By | 2017-09-24T22:26:39+00:00 January 17th, 2014|Podcasts, Weekend Justice|2 Comments

    Stuff You Need to Know: “Norman Bates Begins” and More…

    Bates Motel with Bud Cort and Lori Petty

    Pop culture news. There’s a lot of it and before you can say Jack Robinson and wonder who the hell Jack Robinson is…there’s more of it. Here we try to give you a week’s worth of updates in a single post so you can read it all at once and get it out of the way. This week we have a large amount of home video updates…so we’ve given them their own section at the bottom. Enjoy.

  • They’re trying Bates Motel again? Yes, apparently so. I’m referring to the 1987 TV movie which had Bud Cort as the new owner of the Motel…but in this case, we’re talking a TV series prequel to the original film. In this case we’re also talking it showing up on A&E. This is in development, so a pilot hasn’t been greenlighted yet. I have a suspicion it won’t go any further. Pictured there is a bit from a TV Guide issue promoting the TV movie. Yes, that’s Lori Petty. Yes, it also says “Guest Starring Jason Bateman.” Yes. Article source. Image source.
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    By | 2017-09-24T22:33:51+00:00 January 14th, 2012|Stuff You Need to Know|0 Comments

    Headsup: We Love Lucy And Several Audiobooks

    An ongoing attempt to make sense of the onslaught of new swag that people want you to buy. Should you? I’ll try and help.

    I Love Lucy: The Complete Series DVD cover art

    First up, a boxed set that fills me with untold amounts of glee. It’s I Love Lucy. And if you don’t love Lucy, then I highly recommend ECT as soon as possible, because you’ve got some serious issues. And did I say it was all of Lucy? Because it is. Thirty-four freaking discs of the entirety of the run. Nine seasons. Close to 200 episodes. Now, some people are going to get upset because they bought all the season releases only to find this huge set from Paramount with all of that and a bag of chips–and they are now devoid of chips. But those people are probably surprised when the sun goes down each night as well. The new special features on this set include the I Love Lucy: The Movie with never before seen scenes, I Love Lucy at the 1954 Emmys, highlights of the 1949 first joint television appearance of Lucy and Desi, and more. My favorite bit is that they’ve recreated an episode of I Love Lucy that was broadcast in color but the color version wasn’t extant–so based on color photos, they’ve gotten the episode colorized to match what it would have looked like had you seen the episode at the time–nifty. Make no mistake, it’s not cheap–Amazon lists it as $190 as I write this–but it’s worth every penny. (Click here to buy it from Amazon.)

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    By | 2017-09-24T23:21:27+00:00 February 21st, 2008|Headsup|0 Comments

    The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004) – Criterion Collection DVD Review

    The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou DVD cover art

    Film:
    DVD:

    Written by Wes Anderson & Noah Baumbach
    Directed by Wes Anderson
    Starring Bill Murray, Owen Wilson, Cate Blanchett, Willem Dafoe, Anjelica Huston

    Features:

    • Running audio commentary by Anderson & Baumbach
    • Behind the scenes footage
    • “Talk show footage” with Anderson & Baumbach
    • Interview with composer Mark Mothersbaugh
    • Ten video performances of Seu Jorge singing David Bowie songs in Portuguese
    • Behind the scenes docu by actor/intern Matthew Gray Gubler
    • Interviews with cast and crew
    • Behind the scenes featurette
    • Deleted scenes
    • Behind the scenes photo gallery and artwork
    • Trailer

    Released by: Criterion/Touchstone.
    Rating: R.
    Region: 1
    Anamorphic: Yes.

    My Advice: Sadly, skip it.

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    By | 2017-09-24T23:58:09+00:00 May 31st, 2005|DVD, Reviews|2 Comments

    The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou (2004) – Movie Review

    The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou poster

    Written by: Wes Anderson & Noah Baumbach
    Directed by: Wes Anderson
    Starring: Bill Murray, Owen Wilson, Cate Blanchett, Willem Dafoe, Anjelica Huston

    My Advice: Skip it.

    Steve Zissou (Murray) is in more than a rut…he’s in the Marianas Trench, practically. His underwater documentaries haven’t been well received in years, his wife (Huston) is this close to walking out on him, his crew is suffering from terrifically low morale, a reporter (Blanchett) has shown up to write an article that could either break or break him, and some guy (Wilson) has shown up who may or may not be his son. And worst of all, his long-time compadre (Seymour Cassel) was eaten by a very rare jaguar shark. There’s only one thing to do: rally the troops and go seek revenge on said shark.

    Well, this is a painful review to write. After overcoming the profoundly unfunny Bottle Rocket to deliver two sublime pieces of film, Rushmore and The Royal Tenenbaums, Anderson steers his star-studded fourth feature right back into unfunny hell. The thing about an Anderson film, and what makes it effective, is that it takes place in a world that’s just slightly more askew than our own. Things are odd, but not so odd that it feels unrealistic. The characters in this world are also rather odd, but not so much so that you can’t recognize them as people you could know in your real life. Because this is played just a little bit off kilter, when the weird shit happens (a rich businessman decides to build a giant aquarium or a guest arrives late at a wedding party high out of his mind and driving a car into the building), you take it in stride.

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    By | 2017-09-24T23:59:54+00:00 December 26th, 2004|Movies, Reviews|11 Comments

    The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) – DVD Review

    The Royal Tenenbaums DVD cover

    Film:
    DVD:

    Written by: Wes Anderson & Owen Wilson
    Directed by: Wes Anderson
    Starring: Gene Hackman, Luke Wilson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ben Stiller, Anjelica Huston

    Features:

    • Running audio commentary with director Anderson
    • Theatrical trailers
    • “With the Filmmaker”, where they follow Anderson around on set
    • Video interviews and behind-the-scenes footage with the cast members
    • Behind-the-scenes easter eggs
    • “The Peter Bradley Show,” interviews with other cast members
    • “The Art of the Movie,” covers the murals and paintings from the show, still photos, info on painter Miguel Calderón, and storyboards
    • Booklet contains “Young Richie’s” drawings by Eric Anderson and an essay on Anderson’s films
    • Cut scenes

    Released by: Touchstone Pictures
    Region: 1
    Rating: R
    Anamorphic: Yes.

    My Advice: Own It.

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    By | 2017-09-25T00:01:23+00:00 December 7th, 2003|DVD Reviews|0 Comments

    The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) – Movie Review

    The Royal Tenenbaums movie poster

    Written by: Wes Anderson & Owen Wilson
    Directed by: Wes Anderson
    Starring: Gene Hackman, Luke Wilson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ben Stiller, Anjelica Huston

    My Advice: Don’t miss it.

    The Tenenbaums were a bit of a sensation way back when. They’re a portrait of a family that peaked way too early. Richie (Luke Wilson) was a star tennis pro. Margot (Paltrow) was an award-winning playwright. Chas (Stiller) was a very successful businessman. They were all prodigies, which means when you and I were sitting around watch the Bozo show, they were out getting famous. But now, times have changed, and the three siblings have lost their luster. Was it because of the split between their father and mother (Hackman and Huston)? Was it because they just blew their wad too soon? Or was it just the general neuroses that come with being part of a family?

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    By | 2010-03-25T02:54:20+00:00 December 13th, 2001|Movies, Reviews|0 Comments