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  1. What are you watching and enjoying?

    Finished GLOW and am brutally sad that it's over. Can't wait for more. A few episodes into Friends From College and Megan and I are liking it pretty well. First couple episodes of The Keepers and it's decent. The first episode is a real failure, but the second episode is so much better.
  2. Every Film You've Watched in 2017

    Hot Girls Wanted: honestly, some porno docs are amazing experiences of sleaze and/or tragedy on a level so human it's almost unbearable. Stuff like Catching the Muse, The Girl Next Door and the Serbian one I saw are powerful films. This is fucking terrible. Not a single person is likeable. Hard to give a shit about these girls as they are some of the most annoying people on the planet. I have to think that they failed in almost every aspect of what makes a good doc. Money Pit: admittedly very low on the scale of quality Tom Hanks 80s comedies but it has its moments, especially a Buster Keaton-sequel set piece of physical comedy that is sheer perfection. Never been a huge fan of Shelley Long and while I didn't like her character very much, she acts the hell out of this movie. The Simpsons Movie: this is clearly the year's first rewatch. Features: 75 Shorts: 22 Documentaries: 8 Rewatches: 1
  3. Episode 514

    This is the first I've heard of that. Worth a look? Also, eXistenZ would probably fall into the slot of Cronenberg's most underrated films in my opinion. Very much a companion piece to Videodrome. Nowhere near as good as that film but only like three movies ever made are.
  4. Every Film You've Watched in 2017

    Harry Potter and The Grail of Fire: or whatever the title is. This is the second or third time I've seen this movie because it's my kids' favourite. I wanted to watch a Harry Potter film with them after going to the WB Harry Potter Studio Tour (which was admittedly pretty awesome) and we had this one and Order of the Phoenix and Prisoner of Azkaban to choose from. I wanted either of one of those as they're clearly much more up my alley and they're also not one of the 2 Potter films that I actually have seen. Next time we'll look at one of those. This was alright. Some bright moments, but I'm still not entirely sold. I will actively avoid watching this again. Features: 74 Shorts: 22 Documentaries: 7 Rewatches: 0
  5. Every Film You've Watched in 2017

    Casting JonBenet: I'ma huge fan of weirdo documentaries and this is another one that ticks that box. I thought it would be an examination of the case but really it's a lot like Room 237 in that the film casts stars of a Lifetime-style movie based on the murder but instead of really doing the film, they merely interview all their "stars" about what they thought happened as well as filming some reenactments. I love that people will rail against violence in video games and movies and complain about Satanic themes in heavy metal, but this kind of shit gets a total pass, and even some critical splendour. This is nothing but crass and vile fantasy murder porn over a dead little girl by people from her community. But I'll be damned if it isn't entertaining as fuck. Features: 73 Shorts: 22 Documentaries: 7 Rewatches: 0
  6. Every Film You've Watched in 2017

    Movies I watched it on the plane to London: A Cure for Wellness: well, holy fuck if THAT wasn't directly up my alley. Woman behind me had a kid with her that was like 6 so I hope she was't watching through the seats. Hahahaha. Split: Part delightful surprise, part a little too goofy. I know James MacAvoy is being lauded for this but I think the girl from The VVitch was even better than him. However, the best parts of the movie by far are the conversations he has with his therapist. Fist Fight: this was totally fucking dumb, but kind of funny at parts. A small part of the plot is that a lot of teachers are being fired and that's usually a thing where viewers are like "damn, that's bad," and especially teachers think that. But, watching this, I'm like "damn, this all takes place in one day? Are these teachers ever going to step into a classroom?" Airplane movies over. Nobody Speak: The Trials of the Free Press: a Netflix doc positing the Hulk Hogan/Gawker lawsuit as the beginning of the eradication of free press in America. I liked it but I feel like I should be angrier. Features: 73 Shorts: 22 Documentaries: 6 Rewatches: 0
  7. Every Film You've Watched in 2017

    Regardless of which version, I think Clive Barker is tied for the best record of making kickass films of any director: 100%.
  8. Random wrestling thoughts

    Almost all the way through watching WSX just today and it really carries the ECW aesthetic well past the point where the ECW brand had been necro-raped by WWE. Pretty solid old timers and new guys. Also: there's a Lucha Underground alumni or two in every episode.
  9. Every Film You've Watched in 2017

    The Belko Experiment: jesus, almost 2 weeks without watching a movie! That's what happens when you need to bank 6 episodes of your podcast, I guess. Anyway, review forthcoming because you know I wouldn't be doing anything else than working on upcoming episodes of Dread media right now. Features: 70 Shorts: 22 Documentaries: 5 Rewatches: 0
  10. Every comic you've read in 2017

    Uber Invasion #5: holy shit. This is really good. Unfollow #17: mother. fucker. I didn't think they could turn this on its head any more than the premise suggests, but fucking hell, they just did and it changed the whole seires immediately. Total writing clinic here. X-Men Prime #1: good primer for where the X-books are going. I like the idea of what the young original X-Men are going to do and totaly want to do more. Gold will have my interest with Kitty Pryde as team leader. I like that she'll be calling the shots to Wolverine and Storm. X-Men Gold #1: Ok. Besides the anti-semitic stuff layered in that I never would have noticed unless it was pointed out, this was ok. Not great. I'll read another one or two issues before deciding on it. I won't miss Syaf on art. The guy is, and always has been, unremarkable. Comics: 672 Trades: 27 Graphic Novels: 18 Omnibuses: 12
  11. Every comic you've read in 2017

    Suicide Squad/Banana Splits #1: I loved this. Really fun. Superman #20: slower start than previous arcs in this series, but the art will keep me around a little bit longer. The Fall and Rise of Captain Atom #4: Jesus, this is terrible. I'm so out. The Flintstones #10: Fantastic, again.Truly one of the best comics going right now. The Sovereigns #0: a taster of the various characters and stories. Fun. I'm in. Especially excited about Turok and Doc Spektor. The Visitor How and Why He Stayed #2: so sweet and down to earth )pun intended). Wonderful. The X-Files #12: A story about Skinner. Cool. Comics: 668 Trades: 27 Graphic Novels: 18 Omnibuses: 12
  12. The "I need to vent" thread

    Working for hours on an episode of Dread Media to bank while I'm away for all of July and then accidentally deleting it before uploading it to the server is EXACTLY what I didn't need.
  13. Everything Marvel

    I'd actually like to show young me the Suicide Squad volumes and Night Force volume that I had library bound because adult me had his mind blown when i realized I could do that.
  14. Random wrestling thoughts

    Also, anyone know why I can't load dailymotion videos? It's not at work. It's at home too, on two separate computers. Weird
  15. Random wrestling thoughts

    The revise and expanded is what I'm reading but I don't know what's new and what isn't other than the last chunk. The author is burying TNA as well. Pretty brutal. Edit: so the end is just listing all the stupid shit that TNA did.