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Screener Squad: Justified: City Primeval

Justified: City Primeval Review


Thirteen years ago a neo-noir western crime thriller on F/X called Justified aired its series finale. Raylan Givens (Timothy Olyphant) said goodbye to being justified in gunning down the no good scum of Kentucky. Now, streaming as a new mini-series on FX presented by Hulu, Justified: City Primeval has the US Marshall on a man hunt in the mean streets of Detroit. This new run is based on the novel City Primeval by Elmore Leonard. Raylan’s road trip to Florida with his daughter Willa (Vivian Olyphant) is cut short when duty calls. There’s a traffic collision, a murdered judge, a stubborn defence attorney, Armenian mobsters, and one itchy trigger fingered psychopath Clement Mansell (Boyd Holbrook). Everyone is after the dead judge’s little black book with a list of names tied to the corrupt rot enabling the city’s crime infestation. The bar owner Sweetie (Vondie Curtis-Hall) wants a chance at the fortune that passed him by. The defence attorney Carolyn (Aunjanue Ellis) wants to replace the corrupt judges with a black robe and gavel of her own, and Raylan wants to justifiably end Mansel’s killing spree before it puts his own family in Mansel’s crosshairs. Bradly, Matt, Dogget, and Jordan discuss their relationship with the Justified series and how they all feel about the revival series trend. They ponder the relationships between psychopaths and the badges that hunt them down, then pay respects to the many timeless voices of Keith David.


CREATED BY: Dave Andron and Michael Dinner

STARRING: Timothy Olyphant, Aunjanue Ellis, Vondie Curtis-Hall, Adelaide Clemens, Marin Ireland, Victor Williams, Norbert Leo Butz, Boyd Holbrook, Vivian Olyphant, Ravi V. Patel, Paul Calderón, Amin Joseph, Regina Taylor, Keith David, David Cross, Terry Kinney, Walton Goggins, Natalie Zea, Luis Guzmán, Matt Craven, David Koechner




Bradly Martin (Screener Squad, Eye on the Prize, Breakfast Pub)

Bradly Martin was born in the united states and grew up on a healthy diet of sports, films, and books. A rather shy lad who kept to himself, Bradly soon discovered the best way to know a person was to know what people liked. Throughout the years Bradly became a fan of many things and a fanatic of none. From Doctor Dre, to Doctor Strange and the who’s who of Whos. From Playstation to the Dreamcast and Marvel to DC. From LeBron James to James Bond and Lord of the Rings to Lord Palmerston (or Pitt the Elder if you agree with Wade Boggs) and is a huge fan of dad jokes and randomly obscure Simpsons references. Armed with a vast knowledge of comics, films, and pop culture. Bradly traveled the world making friends and sharing takes. As a young man Bradly married the love of his life young and grew older every year with each new child brought into the brood. If trends continue, Scientists predict that .2% of Canada (where Bradly and family reside) will be populated by Bradly’s children by the year 2029. You can hear him leading and listening to his favorite critics on the Screener Squad and Eye on the prize and maybe even provide some comments of his own.



Matt Foster (Screener Squad)

Matt Foster is a stand up comic, podcaster, and movie critic currently living in the greater Salt Lake City area. His lifelong love of genre film began early, when he realized they freaked out his mom. He performs (epidemics permitting) regularly on Dungeons and Comedy, a DND live play with standup comedians, and is the slightly less mustache-y half of the Nighthawks Podcast, a cinema-centric discussion cohosted by Trevor T. Trujillo.




Danny Dogget (Screener Squad)

Hey persons, it’s your favorite canine Dogget! As many of you know, I don’t identify as a critic as much as a classy shock jock. That being said, I do my best to give all of you a well-balanced review filled with my true opinions and hopefully a few laughs. You can occasionally find me on other persons podcast like Mission Impodible (that’ll be 10 dollars Nathan). For the most part, you can find me doing reviews on




Jordan Cobb (Screener Squad)

Born with a comic book in one hand, a camera in the other, and in front of the television as WrestleMania played out, Jordan Worth Cobb was thus birthed into this crazy world. A Digital Filmmaking major from the University of Central Arkansas, Jordan has done it all in film from directing, writing, editing, and producing in addition to skills involved in film and TV criticism, journalism, and years of podcasting experience. On any given day, her ADHD riddled brain bounces focus from film to pro wrestling to TV to superheroes to noir to video games to espionage and yes, even to sports. She played little league you know. For more of this eccentric nerd, you can follow her on Twitter here and read her original writings on Deepest Corners of My Notebook.



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