Weekly Recap – April 5, 2013

Hobo Stu

Hobo Stu

Hello everyone,

Here’s what’s new on HoboTrashcan.com this week:

One on One with Joelle Carter
Much like Shaft, Justified‘s Boyd Crowder is a complicated man and no one understands him but his woman. As this season has progressed, Boyd and Ava’s relationship has blossomed into a really moving love story about two people looking for a better life for themselves and their future generations. Of course, they are looking to pay for that life by selling drugs and running a prostitution ring.

Playing the wonderfully complex Ava Crowder is Joelle Carter, a talented model-turned-actor who uses her own experiences growing up in Georgia to relate to Ava’s life in Harlan County, Kentucky. With the season finale of Justified airing this week on FX, Carter took a few moments to talk to us about the joys of gardening, the sweetness of being proposed to over a box of cash and the chances Boyd and Ava live happily ever after in Clover Hill.

Justified – “Ghosts”: What makes a good man
With the search for Drew Thompson over (and its sequel, the search for Ellen May, also wrapped up), the season finale of Justified finds Raylan Givens and Boyd Crowder both trying to protect the women they love. And in doing so, the lines are blurred as to which one of them is the good guy and which one is the villain. It’s a finale full of shootouts, grave robbing and good ol’ fashioned Southern sassing. Joel Murphy shares his thoughts on “Ghosts,” the final episode of season four in his in-depth review.

Doctor Who – “The Bells of Saint John”: There’s no such thing as free Wi-Fi
Doctor Who returned from hiatus on Saturday to bring fans “The Bells of Saint John,” which features The Doctor’s newest companion Clara Oswald (Jenna-Louise Coleman). Fans have seen version of Clara twice before – one that lived in Victorian England and one that lived in the future – but both of those Claras ended up dead. The Doctor tries to get to the bottom of the mystery of the “twice dead” girl by tracking down the modern-day version of Clara. But first, he’ll have to battle with a new villain – the Spoonheads – who are controlled by an old foe. Joel Murphy has an in-depth recap of this week’s episode (complete with theories on where Clara’s story is headed).

Hobo Radio Puppet Theatre Presents: Fixing G.I. Joe: Retaliation
G.I. Joe: Retaliation seems like a film destined to fail. The studio shelved it for nine months for reshoots, but that rarely, if ever, works. So this week, Puppet Joel and Puppet Lars discuss their plan for fixing G.I. Joe: Retaliation, a plan that involves copious amounts of Back to the Future. The audio for this week’s Hobo Radio Puppet Theatre comes from Hobo Radio 224 – The rise of the face-eating zombies. You can listen to full episodes by visiting the archives or subscribing on iTunes.

Positive Cynicism – Solidarity does not equal activism; cynicism does not equal brilliance
Last week, an impressive number of Facebook users changed their user icons to red equal signs to show their support for gay marriage while the Supreme Court heard arguments in a case that could allow gays across the country to get hitched. While many saw the red icons as a touching sign of solidarity, there were others who complained that it wasn’t true activism because these people weren’t really doing anything proactive to affect change. This week, Aaron R. Davis looks at this cynical argument.

Review – Evil Dead
The original Evil Dead was made by a group of friends on a shoestring budget. It spawned a franchise that included two subsequent films and a musical adaptation and it launched the careers of the director (Sam Raimi) and the star (Bruce Campbell). Over 30 years after the original was released in theaters, the franchise is being relaunched with a big budget Hollywood remake. Find out if it captures the charm and the fun of the original film or if it turns out to be just another empty Hollywood remake in our review.

– Hobo Stu

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