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  • Birthday 06/19/1974

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  1. Dan added a post in a topic Spider-Man: Homecoming   

    So, that was pretty much the entire movie, yes?
  2. Dan added a post in a topic Why is that in continuity?   

    The Sentry, and specifically the tortuous retconning that swirled around him. He's been ignored long enough that it's almost like he never happened, but he bugged the shit out of me.
  3. Dan added a post in a topic The Defenders   

    Finally finished. It did improve about halfway through, but still never really rose above the level of adequate. Far too much time was spent on the corporate stuff, the action tended to be dull and badly choreographed and shot (the episode directed by Kevin Tancharoen was a notable exception), Finn Jones was totally miscast both in terms of his acting and his ability to fight, and the writing was very weak.
    However, it looked good, was generally an easy way to kill a couple of hours at a time, and if you had told me at the beginning that Ward would turn out to be the most interesting and three dimensional character in the series by orders of magnitude, I would have pointed and laughed at you, but here we are.
    Also, does Colleen Wing even OWN a pair of shoes?
  4. Dan added a post in a topic Spider-Man: Homecoming   

    I doubt that is unintentional. 
  5. Dan added a post in a topic The All-Purpose Flickchart thread   

    Mary Poppins.
  6. Dan added a post in a topic Every comic you've read in 2017   

    I love this era of Batman, but I think it's really interesting that his reaction to Jason's death - becoming super grim, angry, "I don't need anyone's help", really just a huge asshole - which was presented as precisely the reason why it was so important that he bring Tim Drake on board, essentially became the default Batman characterization within a few years.
  7. Dan added a post in a topic Random movie and tv thoughts   

    If nothing else, they got the look right.
    I mean, there's no way to know until it actually airs, but I'm still giving it a shot.
  8. Dan added a post in a topic Random movie and tv thoughts   

    The trailer for the new season of MST3K is up. 
  9. Dan added a post in a topic Best/Favourite films in your lifetime   

    You are the literal worst.
    1974 - Young Frankenstein
    1975 - Jaws
    1976 - All the President's Men
    1977 - Star Wars
    1978 - Superman
    1979 - The Muppet Movie
    1980 - The Empire Strikes Back
    1981 - Raiders of the Lost Ark
    1982 - Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
    1983 - Monty Python's The Meaning of Life
    1984 - Ghostbusters
    1985 - Back to the Future
    1986 - Big Trouble in Little China
    1987 - The Untouchables
    1988 - A Fish Called Wanda
    1989 - The Little Mermaid
    1990 - Goodfellas
    1991 - The Silence of the Lambs
    1992 - Unforgiven
    1993 - Schindler's List
    1994 - Pulp Fiction
    1995 - Toy Story
    1996 - Fargo
    1997 - L.A. Confidential
    1998 - Saving Private Ryan
    1999 - Magnolia
    2000 - O Brother, Where Art Thou?
    2001 - The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
    2002 - The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
    2003 - The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
    2004 - Spider-Man 2
    2005 - Batman Begins
    2006 - The Departed
    2007 - Juno
    2008 - The Dark Knight
    2009 - Up
    2010 - Toy Story 3
    2011 - Captain America: The First Avenger
    2012 - The Avengers
    2013 - The Wolverine
    2014 - Captain America: The Winter Soldier
    2015 - Star Wars: The Force Awakens
    2016 - Captain America: Civil War
    This drove home just how many movies I haven't gotten around to seeing in the past five or so years. I was also a little surprised at how many genre films I listed, though I probably shouldn't have been.
  10. Dan added a post in a topic RIP Bernie Wrightson   

    Damn. RIP.
  11. Dan added a post in a topic The Defenders   

    Even if you discount the unfortunate "white guy goes to the East to learn Eastern things and becomes the best at all the Eastern things" motif (and so soon after Doctor Strange, which was really poor planning),my main thing is that the whole point of Iron Fist is that he's the greatest martial artist who ever martial arted, and if that's the case, the fight scenes in this should be fucking spectacular, and they just aren't. I'm not looking for another hallway fight or Luke marching through the community center, but these are just standard issue TV fight scenes that aren't even as good as some of what they've been able to do on Agents of SHIELD.
  12. Dan added a post in a topic The Defenders   

    Yeah, Iron Fist isn't great.
    It's not TERRIBLE, but it's nowhere near at the level of any of the other Marvel Netflix series.
  13. Dan added a post in a topic The "Good news, everyone!" thread   

    Wendee and I are actually gonna make things official.
  14. Dan added a post in a topic Episode 944   

    They used to fill the five-minute shortfall in the Danger Mouse slot with Bananaman. That was some wacky shit right there. 
  15. Dan added a post in a topic The Flash   

    It's gotten ridiculous.
    Grant Gustin is bloated with likability, so they've been able to wallpaper over the fact that Barry's really been kind of a dick this season.