The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug – 27 Second Review

Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Written by: Peter Jackson, Guillermo Del Toro, Fran Walsh, and Phillipa Boyens, based on the novel by J.R.R. Tolkien
Directed by: Peter Jackson
Starring: Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Orlando Bloom, Evangeline Lilly, Luke Evans, Stephen Fry, Benedict Cumberbatch

Review: In what’s winding up to be a six (possibly seven?) part Tolkien franchise, I enjoyed this one more than its predecessor. The action, while cartoonish, is fairly consistent, and we get several little treats in the form of cameos, combat barrels, and elves using various enemies as surf boards. Not to mention Cumberbatch and Armitage having a sassy insult throwdown.

Time: 18 seconds

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Your Weekend Justice #184: Two Tables Flipped For Your Face

It’s Weekend Justice: the Internet’s #1 audio trainwreck. It’s the podcast that is waiting for the spaceship to arrive and take it to safety as the world ends. It’s not here yet but we expect it at any moment. Honest.

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Spider-Man Sheets

Agenda:

  • Stop bothering Rox with your last minute crap Xmas gift ideas
  • The danger of Amazon Prime
  • The evil of raisins
  • Fun with Instagram
  • Cat butt coffee ale!
  • Leigh vs. gravity and the death of keyboards
  • The Hobbit and hotness
  • Kids and fandom
  • Aaron Sorkin, making people sad
  • Spazhouse: The Barbershop
  • Angela Lansbury, not dead
  • The Flaming Keyboard
  • French Cumberbatch
  • Rox’s search for cake
  • The Search for Star Trek Sex Toys
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    One Big Happy Family (That Wants to Gnaw On You)

    Family Once: Threadless

    No doubt inspired a little bit by Dead Island, we are compelled by our rule (“If it’s undead and bleeds, it leads”) to place this on the front page. It’s “A Family Once” by Jay Fleck. It’s a bloody shame it’s the wrong color, however. But man, it’s one of Threadless’ best zombie shirts in some time.

    Also of note for recent updates is the Lord of the Rings vs. Monty Python mashup, “Impasse” by Verso. And they’ve reduced the awesome pirates vs. dog t-shirt “Reburied Treasure” by David Soames and Nathan W. Pye to $12.

    Grab them with the links above or browse the sit by clicking here.
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