Dread

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    Every Film You've Watched in 2018

    TAU: review forthcoming Features: 85 Shorts: 42 Documentaries: 4 Rewatches:
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    Every comic you've read in 2018

    Vampironica #1: Jughead the Hunger is leaving me pretty cold, but I'm digging this right off the bat. Weapon X #15: this is my jam. Classic Wolverine comics stuff right here. X-Men Blue #23: this is what Ultimate X and Bloodstorm have been up to while the other XB folk were off fighting symbiotes in space with Venom. Fun. Archie #29: this will be my last straight Archie comic for a while. It's the same it's always been, maybe a little of the shine is off, but I'm bored of it. Avengers #685: solid. Why do I like Red Hulk so much? Babyteeth #9: killer. Batman #43: this is fucking terrible. God. Poison Ivy is the all-time worst Batman villain. Damage #3: three issues in to his own series where he was introduced and Damage has already fought Suicide Squad and Wonder Woman, and it looks like they're spiralling out into the JL. Cool. How about establishing your character a little bit because this is just Hulk vs. The Marvel Universe with a Hulk that no one gives a shit about. I'm done here. Death of Love #2: this is weird and fun and I enjoy the art. Deathbed #2: ehhhh...I'm not really into this. Evolution #5: still great. Ice Cream Man #3: this was really cool and weird. Comics: 745 Trades: 21 Graphic Novels: 9 Omnibus: 10
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    Every Film You've Watched in 2018

    Major League: watched this with my youngest today as he's been asking for it. Far more straight-faced than I remember as a kid. I distinctly remember it being more screwball, but this comes across more Bull Durham with a wink and a laugh. Maybe I'm thinking of the sequel which I also haven't seen since it came out. Haven's End: feature for the festival Features: 84 Shorts: 42 Documentaries: 4 Rewatches:
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    Every Film You've Watched in 2018

    Motherland/Lucero: features for the festival Features: 82 Shorts: 42 Documentaries: 4 Rewatches:
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    Every comic you've read in 2018

    Infidel #1: holy shit, this is great. Justice League of America #26: not how I expected this to go, but a solid end to this arc. Marvel Two-In-One #4: this is awesome. Really awesome ending too. This is the kind of FF shit I want to see! Mister Miracle #7: so great. New Mutants Dead Souls #1: terrible. Ninjak vs. The Valiant Universe #3: I like this, but is the web series, just going to be...this? If so, why are they releasing this at all, let alone before the web series comes out. Old Man Logan #36: still really good. Peek a Boo #1: this was a fun first issue. Art is inconsistent, great at times, seemingly rushed at others. I like it though. Pumpkinhead #2: this is fun. Red Hood and the Outlaws #20: liking this. Secret Weapons Owen's Story #0: Holy shit. This was a perfect oneshot. Beautifully told story. Sideways #2: I'm half interested in this and half put off. I don't like a character within the DC Universe referring to another character being "like something out of a Jack Kirby comic book." That bugs me. Suicide Squad #37: awesome. Punisher #222: fucking great. VS #2: this was ok. Not sure if I'll read another. Comics: 733 Trades: 21 Graphic Novels: 9 Omnibus: 10
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    Every Film You've Watched in 2018

    Ghost Squad: film festival entry. Men in Black 3: this is such fun. I think it's probably the best of the franchise. It has emotional weight, fun time travel stuff, great alien design and a wonderful villain. Also, Brolin is awesome. Features: 80 Shorts: 42 Documentaries: 4 Rewatches:
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    Every Film You've Watched in 2018

    Central Intelligence: just dumb fun. It would never win a screenwriting award as it's pretty hack, but there's a lot of solid performances, Kevin Hart and The Rock have great chemistry and it's got a bunch of solid jokes. Good for family movie night. Also: family movie nights have hand job jokes now. Leaf Blower Massacre 2: film festival entry. Features: 78 Shorts: 42 Documentaries: 4 Rewatches:
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    Every Film You've Watched in 2018

    Super sexy Rae Dawn Chong in that movie, though. But yeah, that's some late 80s garbage. Reign of Fire: review forthcoming Features: 76 Shorts: 42 Documentaries: 4 Rewatches:
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    Steve Ditko RIP

    Lee and Romita are the only two icons from the Marvel Age still standing.
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    Every comic you've read in 2018

    She-Hulk #163: this ended kind of ho-hum. It was headed down after the first few issues anyway. Bummer. Superman #42: this was so damned fun. The Ballad of Sang #1: this one plays out like the pre-credit flashback sequence in a classic kung fu film. I'll check out another and see where it's going. The Highest House #1: snooze-worthy. Uber Invasion #12: this was great. It's all fucking great. X-Men Gold #23: this was really fun. Solid and tense. X-Men Red #2: if this becomes the regular x-book then I'm in with both feet. Action Comics #999: a lovely detour from the lameness of the Booster Gold run. This is a great picture of what makes a Superman comic awesome: he's out in the cosmos trying to find something to help rehabilitate one of the greatest villains the earth has ever seen while Lois and Superboy are in Metropolis arguing with Lois' dad about why the world needs Superman. It's beautiful and simple. If this is the last Superman comic I enjoy, it will be a good one. All-New Wolverine #32: this was great. Consolidating Laura's whole new mission into one issue and smart and funny and violent and in perfect keeping with the rest of the series. Avengers #684: ok. Everyone knows what's going on but the fucking Hulk is back. I'm in. Betrothed #1: ugh... Come Into Me #1: I was hoping for some solid body horror, but this is not that. Detective Comics #976: solid. I was ok with the issue, but I LOVED the ending. Eternity Girl #1: I loved this. Feels more like a Black Hammer comic than Vertigo, but I'm in for more. Giants #4: solid. I really enjoy this world they've built here. Comics: 718 Trades: 21 Graphic Novels: 9 Omnibus: 10
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    Every Film You've Watched in 2018

    That's one of the greats. Lost In Apocalypse: feature of the festival Features: 75 Shorts: 42 Documentaries: 4 Rewatches:
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    Every comic you've read in 2018

    Prism Stalker #1: the story is mostly over-written pap, but the art is remarkably beautiful in places. Weirdly, some of it is terrible. Very odd. I'm out. Rogue & Gambit #3: solid. Never a huge fan of "fighting different versions of myself" stories, but the interplay is fun. Lann: a terrible Eros graphic novel by Frank Thorne (the creator of Red Sonja) and it is terrible. Mage-The Hero Defined vol 3, 4: this series is a huge growth from the first story (The Hero Discovered). The first story is raw and angry, violent and plain. This one, on the other hand, is a masterwork. It's truly beautiful. This explodes the world into several different mythos and is really formative for me as a writer. I was always missing a couple issues of this, so it's nice to finally read it in total. Can't wait to get my hands on the next storyline. The Flash by Mark Waid Book Four: This one kicks off with the Zero Hour zero issue, then spins off into the massive Terminal Velocity storyline which makes Impulse seem like a character and not a caricature. Then there's some really marginal stuff afterwards. Birthright Volume 6 Fatherhood: fuck, this is amazing. Comics: 703 Trades: 21 Graphic Novels: 9 Omnibus: 910
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    Every Film You've Watched in 2018

    A Boy and His Dog: review forthcoming Ghost Mask - Scar - : festival season has begun once again. This was the first feature I watched. Features: 74 Shorts: 42 Documentaries: 4 Rewatches:
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    Every comic you've read in 2018

    Exit Stage Left The Snagglepuss Chronicles #3: I get it, and it's good, but it's just not exciting. I'm out. Gideon Falls #1: I'm intrigued. I'll give it another. Green Hornet #1: terrible. Just...so typical. Iceman #11: not the best ending. This turned into some lame-ass shit at the end. Infinity Countdown #1: I get that GOTG was cancelled and then said it would spin into this but I've read issues of GOTG with fewer pages devoted to the characters from that team. This is supposed to be a big event, but so little is dedicated to doing anything with the setup that I'm a little suspect. Not sure why they didn't do the "Infinity Countdown Guardians of the Galaxy #1" thing that they're doing with the other characters that crossover into it. I'll give it another but my expectations aren't high. Jughead The Hunger #4: this was ok. Oblivion Song #1: holy shit...terrible. Comics: 701 Trades: 18 Graphic Novels: 8 Omnibus: 9
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    Harlan Ellison is dead

    Fucking brutal, man.
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    Every Film You've Watched in 2018

    The Vault/Man Hunt: reviews forthcoming Features: 72 Shorts: 42 Documentaries: 4 Rewatches:
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    What are you watching and enjoying?

    I quit on it. I would still watch if Megan wanted to, but since she lost interest, mine wasn't strong enough to continue.
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    The DCBS thread

    Fuck, man. Just got a notification that my June shipment will be delivered tomorrow. I'm still waiting on my May shipment. That's the difference between UPS and Fedex. Update: Insanely, both packages arrived today.
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    The Predator

    That trailer shows WAYYYYYYY too much.
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    Every comic you've read in 2018

    The Silencer #2: this is turning out pretty fun. Very cinematic. The Terrifics #1: I'm intrigued. It's so obviously DC's Fantastic Four that it really puzzles me why they haven't done it before (obviously besides Challengers of the Unbeknown which the FF was based on, don't @ me, I'm aware). It didn't light me on fire, but I'll give it another issue or two. The Wilds #1: not my bag at all. Venom #162: this is really fun. Contnuing the crossover with... X-Men Blue #22: these guys. Still great. Avengers Back to Basics #1: oof...terrible. I'm out. Avengers #683: well, they finally figured Voyager out. Great ending to this issue. Batman #42: God, this is terrible. Betty the Slayer Mitchell #1: Naw....I'm good. Captain America #699: this turned out a lot better than I expected. Doctor Star & The Kingdom of Lost Tomorrow #1: solid. Right up my alley. Dodge City #1: not for me at all. Redlands vol 1: i read the first 2 issues of this and didn't like it, but I had already ordered the trade by the time I got around to them. So, I decided to give it a fresh pair of eyes. I still did not like this. I like the premise a lot, but the opening issue tries to be an entire John Carpenter film, but then we're supposed to follow the villains from the first issue as our protagonists with zero regard to the fact that they basically murdered a bunch of people and took over a town. It's so truncated a story that it leaves my head spinning by the time it just turns into a stock serial killer story. What the fuck? Comics: 694 Trades: 18 Graphic Novels: 8 Omnibus: 9
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    Every Film You've Watched in 2018

    She thought some of the set pieces were clever (paraphrasing her there) but she wasn't entirely interested. She couldn't get through 15 minutes of Fargo, so it is most definitely a Coen Brothers thing.
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    Every Film You've Watched in 2018

    Hail Caesar!: weird tone to this (of course...it's the Coen Bros.) but I really enjoyed it. Megan did not. I thought it was flippant and weird and Josh Brolin was fucking incredible. Most everybody else is just moonwalking through the roles. Brolin is the least quirky actor and he seems to be the only one doing the work. It's kind of funny. I really enjoyed the stylistic approach of showing the kind of films they were making, but in a weird in-universe HD example. It was otherworldly. Frances McDormand steals the show with her minute and half of screen time. Features: 70 Shorts: 42 Documentaries: 4 Rewatches:
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    Every Film You've Watched in 2018

    God...again. More than two weeks since I've watched a movie. Oh well, summer is almost here and film festival adjudication season is upon me, so that will amp up. Three Stooges: tonight the boys picked the movie and we watched this nonsense again. I would never argue that this is a great film, but parts of it are fucking hysterical, and it contains one of my all-time favourite slapstick moments. The performances are impressions, but they are fucking incredible. Great supporting cast. Also: Sophia Vergara and Kate Upton in the nun habit bikini? I mean...come on! Features: 69 Shorts: 42 Documentaries: 4 Rewatches:
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    2018-2019 Television Season

    Yeah, this has been in the works for a couple years. Nice to see it's going forward, but I'll reserve my squeeing until it's sold the pilot. The last Barker show this team spent years developing never got off the ground.