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  2. I was actually playing Lufia 2. Not really in the mood for a Platformer right now while a SNES JRPG was striking my fancy. Mandy: Weird and trippy as all fuck. I'm not sure how I feel. Heathers: Was trying to organize a Movie Night for my D&D group over Discord but no one could make it so I just decided to pick a film and start watching it. One of my favorites and definitely something that I can always come back to. The Producers: The musical version. Parts of the film are way too stagy but I still enjoyed it all. Films: 40 Mst3k/Rifftrax/Other Assisted: 6
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  4. I never understood why Life Force was not Gradius II even though that game was clearly part of the Gradius series. Gradius II should have been Gradius III, and Gradius III should have been Gradius IV.
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    Randomness

    Nano (a Beagle / Rat Terrier mix) is on the same medicine Tera was the last 8 months of her life. He was having trouble taking stairs, and doesn't get up on his hind legs any more. Went to the vet one week ago today, and unlike his "sister" he loves taking his pill. (At least the first eight days anyway.) He appears to be a lot more comfortable now. He will be 16 in May. Yes, I named my dogs after mathematical prefixes.
  6. From your avatar, I would have never imagined you are a fan of Duck Tales. ­čÖé I was in junior high and high school when that and Rescue Rangers were mega popular. My nieces and nephews loved it. I'm pleased my sons like it now, too, watching on Disney Plus. Which version of the game were you playing? The remastered version or the Disney Afternoon collection? I have the former on Steam. Cool. Just downloaded and put it on my MP3 player. It will be nice to hear @D.W.'s voice again too.
  7. Yesterday
  8. Duck Tales The Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp: Wanted something in the background while I played a video game. I remember rewatching the VHS of it like a million times. It's okay. Animation is slightly above the quality level of the tv show. Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie: Everyone's non-major character's Australian accent leaks through on a regular basis. It's okay, nothing special. Jack The Giant Killer: Watched with the Rifftrax. I'm realizing how much MST3k and Rifftrax I'm gonna be watching in the next few weeks. The movie itself has some alright stop-motion animation, some weird acting choices. Films: 37 Mst3k/Rifftrax/Other Assisted: 6
  9. You're in luck! I interviewed the director and talked about the entire Cube series with DW almost exactly ten years ago:http://www.earth-2.net/podcasts/dreadmedia/episodes/dreadmedia_143.mp3
  10. The Cube: It has Ezri Dax, so that is a big plus. Quite good. I think @Dread would like this and would be interested to hear his thoughts on the Dread Media podcast. I definitely recommend. Films Watched: 13
  11. Yeah, I knew you didnÔÇÖt mean it that way. Just thought it was funny.
  12. Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn): This is exactly what I needed tonight. It's like "What if Quentin Tarantino and James Gunn had a baby and it made a diamond heist set in a the cocaine-fueled Suicide Squad Universe?" Cathy Yan's directorial style and tone are precisely the shot in the arm the DCEU needs. Even though this has a lot of F-Bombs and "Did they really just do that?" violence, there's absolutely no reason it cannot exist in the same universe as Wonder Woman and Shazam. Everyone is spot-on to who the movie asks them to be. No, they are not the exact representations of Cassandra, Huntress, and Canary, but they are in this universe, and that's what matters. I'll be revisiting this many times.
  13. Satanic Panic: review forthcoming F´╗┐ea´╗┐tures: 29 Shorts: 2 Documentaries: 4 ´╗┐Rewatches: 1
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  15. HA! Hadn't thought about that. It wasn't meant as a shot. Just something about the flow of it reminded me of the original Saw to some degree.
  16. I find I'm liking the lack of an audience for some of the promos. Edge from last week, Orton from last night, and Cena from two weeks ago (?) were much more real to me. The wrestling aspect is very odd though.
  17. Coming from you, I take that as a major shot at the movie's quality. ­čÖé
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    Random wrestling thoughts

    Watching clips of Raw & Smackdown on WWE's YouTube channel and having no crowd is surreal. The audience is as much of a character as the performers themselves are and the lack of crowd interaction is strange. My idea: Kill in-ring promos if there is no crowd. Go backstage only.
  19. A Million Ways to Die in the West: watched this with the boys. Some solid jokes. Giovanni Ribisi is amazing as always, but Charlize Theron is transcendent. She's in a different, much better film here. Masterminds: Been wanting to watch this since it came out, but got the opportunity on Netflix. I loved it. Solid laughs. Great performances. The Head Hunter: this is grim dark, like I love my fantasy. But it shies away from the monsters far too much. Definitely to keep their film looking higher budget than it is, but it is just a disappointment in that way. Great ending though. F´╗┐ea´╗┐tures: 28 Shorts: 2 Documentaries: 4 ´╗┐Rewatches: 1
  20. Racket Girls: It's a 50s movie about mobsters and women wrestlers but the wrestling parts are all padding and the plot is less than interesting. Red Zone Cuba: Vanity project that still leads to some good MST3k riffs. The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension: While not as good as I was being led to believe it would be, still pretty entertaining and something I would watch again. Films: 35 Mst3k/Rifftrax/Other Assisted: 5
  21. Oddly, I didn't know Leigh Whannell directed it until the credits came up. That said, during the hospital fight scene I thought, "This looks like Upgrade," and as the final scene played I thought, "Something about this dialog reminds me of Saw." So that all makes sense now.
  22. It continues to amaze me that the Saw guy is directing really banger movies.
  23. The Invisible Man (2020): This is fucking good! The direction, specifically, is solid. There are some shots that are purposely off just a little in an attempt to make you wonder if anyone else is in the room with Cecilia. Cannot recommend this enough.
  24. Robin 80th Anniversary Special: Dick Grayson stans have argued that the special should be squarely on him, and they're not *wrong*, but the other Robins aren't going to get this much appreciation, so I don't mind. Dick gets the bulk of the stories anyway, whereas everyone else gets one-to-two. Overall the stories were pretty good, with some classic writers like Chuck Dixon and Devin Grayson returning to the characters which I didn't think would ever happen considering how much they were burned by DC. (Granted Dixon did the Bane series but nevertheless). The Jason Todd and Steph Brown stories were my favorites. I complained on Twitter how try-hard a couple of the Dick stories were in trying to distinguish him and Bruce by writing Bruce as this inhuman monster, but even then they almost redeem themselves by the end. It's weird that the first one was written by Marv Wolfman, with yet another retelling of how Dick left the Batcave to become Nightwing. I think this was more consistent than the Batman special, which was good but a couple of the stories in that were not as interesting. All of the Robins in this had at least one I liked, if not all of them.
  25. Marvel Comics #1000 hardcover: Collects Marvel Comics #1000-1001. So #1000 was pretty good. 80 single-page stories celebrating the company year-by-year, all by a different team of creators, with a throughline from writer Al Ewing trying the history of the Marvel Universe together and reintroducing the concept of the Masked Raider, a minor Western character from Marvel Comics #1 that Mike and I spent a not-zero amount of time bagging on back in episode 750 of The Show, as a cosmic entity of vengeance that sounds like it might have the potential to be interesting if done right. Lots of good stuff in this. Issue #1001, not so much. The loose story is done away with entirely and this feels like an issue cobbled together out of the unused pages from the previous issue.
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    Episode 656

    This week on Dread Media, try to take your mind off of the global pandemic with us as we rejoice in the insane spectacle that is the live concert film of German Industrial Metal titans Rammstein. Desmond and Darryll stumbled upon this masterpiece as they are left agog after a viewing of Jonas Akerlund's Rammstein: Paris. Then, Desmond runs down his favorite Rammstein music videos in a Dread Media Top 5. Finally, Tom keeps the weird German train rolling as he takes a look at Roland Emmerich's bizarre early film, Making Contact (or Joey, depending on where you live). Songs included: "Wollt Ihr Das Bett In Flammen Sehen," "Mein Til," and "Deutschland" all by Rammstein, "Delicious Demon (Life's Too Good)" by The Sugarcubes, and "We Like to Party (Vengabus)" by Devin Townsend, Anneke Van Giersebergen and Che Aimee Dorval. [ 1:10:30 || 34.1 MB ]
  27. Cujo: S'alright. I was actually interested in the domestic story, but the threat of a rabid killer dog never landed as all that terrifying to me.
  28. Raiders of the Lost Ark: I haven't seen this in a very long time. I've always really liked it. This time I loved it. C'mon, it's Raiders. Also, this is the first time I was really struck by how gorgeous Karen Allen is.
  29. Black Christmas (2019) - Really goes overboard at the end and it undercuts the film. Films watched: 12
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