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  2. The Walking Dead #1-193 The Walking Dead: Michonne Special The Walking Dead: The Governor Special The Walking Dead: Tyreese Special The Walking Dead: Here's Negan Well, that was a hell of a series. Glad it ended where it did, because it was getting rather predictable: Rick & Co. setup a safe place, invaders storm the gates, Rick & Co. fight them back, people die, repeat. Not sure the series could handle another war between humans / communities. I also feel it didn't really begin until #50, which is when it clearly became Carl's story. It didn't find its feet until #100, when Negan made his presence known. And it didn't get great until #115-126 ("All Out War"). Mostly this is because Rick was a horrible protagonist until "All Out War came to its conclusion. Until then (and even some afterwards) he was a self-righteous nob who shouted everyone down until they gave in and let him have his way. Kirkman mellowed him out in the final third of the series, however, turning him into a much more palatable character. Charlie Adlard is the real star of this series. Even when zombies take a back seat and the characters sit around talking, he kept the scenes fresh. His use of angles, shadows, and facial expressions brought the book to life. (Oof! Pardon that pun.) His role in making The Walking Dead the phenomenon it is today cannot and should not be understated.
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    Episode 621

    This week Desmond and Tom Deja have a frank discussion about mental health and its portrayal in genre cinema through their review of an unlikely film: The Voices. Then, Rich the Monster Movie Kid reviews The Limehouse Golem. Songs included: "Voices" by Sturgill Simpson, "The Fox" by Black Ingvars, "Golem" by The Maladies, and "Mirror Reflection & The Hammer Reinvention" by Woods of Ypres. [ 1:10:32 || 34.1 MB ]
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  5. Shazam: Very fun movie, and I was surprised to see them draw inspiration from an obscure source like Flashpoint. DCEU movies are much better than they get credit for being. My only problem is the level of violence. I don't have a problem with violence in movies, but I wish a movie like Shazam could be a little more kid-friendly. Films Watched: 21
  6. John Wick 3: Nowhere near as good as the first one, but still really good. The worldbuilding is what really sold this movie for me, tbh. Films Watched: 29
  7. Dawn of the Dead (2004): review forthcoming Features: 65 Shorts: 15 Documentaries: 7  Rewatches: 4
  8. Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods: I've seen most of the Dragon Ball movies. This might be the one that felt most like a movie and less like an extra long episode/extra short story arc of Dragon Ball. Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection F: This... was good but was back to the kind of formula of feeling like an extra long episode/extra short story arc of Dragon Ball. The Phantom of the Opera: Honestly, I was drunk and wanted to watch a musical. It's okay but has some real problems. Films: 81 MST3K/Rifftrax Assisted: 2 Repeats: 3
  9. Point Blank: an action movie as generic as the title. I won't say anymore as I may be reviewing this. Superbad: watched this with my sons. It holds up. Some really funny shit in this. We Sold Our Souls for Rock N' Roll: this may as well be called The Decline of Western Civilization: The Nu-Metal Years. Penelope Spheeris apparently followed Ozzfest on tour in 1999 (the year I saw it) and made a documentary that has never seen the light of day until now. Someone dumped it on YouTube. I'm guessing her daughter who notoriously does not give a fuck. This was really fun. Spheeris captures live bands better than any director. Bald and pure. She also exposes shitty live bands for who they are: shitty live bands. Decline I was The Germs and this movie was Deftones. Lots of fun memories watching this one. Features: 64 Shorts: 15 Documentaries: 7 Rewatches: 4
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    Episode 620

    This week on Dread Media, we welcome director Timo Vuorensola to talk about the sequel to his 2012 film Iron Sky: Iron Sky: The Coming Race. We talk about the weather, weird conspiracy theories people tell, and how Tom Green and Udo Kier got along on set. Then, Desmond and Tom go underground with their review of the teen horror comedy Slaughterhouse Rulez. Songs: "In the Craters on the Moon" by The Mountain Goats, "Born Under a Hollow Moon" by Doublestone, "Tick Tick Boom" by The Hives, and "Subterranea" by Tribulation. [ 1:04:33 || 31.2 MB ]
  12. The Secret Life of Pets 2: Definitely worth the ticket price. LOVED Harrison Ford as Rooster. Fun all-around film for the family.
  13. Terminator: Sector War #1-4: Thanks to a conversation on the patron-exclusive Q&A, I decided to finally give this miniseries a read. Taking place on the same night Sarah Connor was being hunted in LA, Sector War follows an NYC police officer as she's being tracked by another Terminator. It's a very quick read and hits some of the same beats as the original film, but the action is solid and the ending sets up a potential sequel with Sarah.
  14. Final Destination 4: It's like they tried to make a movie that makes as little sense as possible. I won't go into all of the things that are wrong with it, because that has already been done. Still fun though. The Rage: Carrie 2: They did not do a good job of establishing the main protagonist as someone who has been tortured and was ready to snap, like they did in the original movie. But it's worth a watch, and it is free on YouTube Movies.
  15. Super Smash Bros Ultimate: Just finished my first round through Adventure Mode, which was a fun way to turn off my brain. As far as I can tell there’s a new game +, so I’ll probably do that too. Haven’t tried fighting online yet, should probably do that. Cadence of Hyrule: Yeah, this is Good Shit. Rhythm game plus Zelda plus rogue like elements (but what feels like way more player friendly from what I know of Crypt of the Necrodancer = fun times, for actual real. I generally use rhythm games to relax, but this was just straight up fun to do, especially as you got a hang of things and got better weapons. Did I play this through mostly as Zelda? Absolutely yes. Though I want to try this in 2P mode.
  16. Spider-Man: Far From Home: this was pretty excellent. It was cute like the first one, but the action was insane. The visual aspect of the battle with the villain was next level. I never expected to see comic book stuff like that in a Marvel movie until tonight. Beautiful. Mysterio It's only appropriate that it all happened after Tony died. The mid-credit stinger was amazing. The post-credits thing was horseshit, as it so often is. Features: 62 Shorts: 15 Documentaries: 6 Rewatches: 4
  17. Midsommar: That was a fucking ride and a goddamn half. Films Watched: 28
  18. Yeah after watching II, I can see Kirk being devastated by his son's death. They had that coming together moment at the end, and nobody likes anyone getting murdered. I loved Dan's imitation of Shatner's acting, tho.
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    Episode 49

    The password discussion was great. I can just imagine what Mike deals with. I am sure many of my fellow employees have really weak passwords, but all employees have been required to use two factor authentication for a while now in addition to special characters required. Nothing is 100% perfectly safe but that's at least something. As far as Kirk only having known his son for a few days, that would still be painful to lose someone in that situation. You finally re-connect, and you are starting to catch up after all of the years you missed, and then your son (or father, or mother, or daughter) is taken tragically.
  20. Finished up the Vice documentary series The Wrestlers. Host by Damian Abraham, the show goes around the globe exploring the non-WWE world of wrestling. I quite enjoyed this. I generally have a problem with documentaries on subjects I know. And three of the first four episodes (Indy talent, MVP & Death Match) fall into this: I gained very little new information. Yet, I understand why they went with these first for a wide audience. Easing them in with something familiar to a WWE. But when they leave the United States, this series shines. 2 in Mexico (Indy Lucha & Exóticos) & 2 in Japan (Stardom & DDT) went into topics that I knew on a surface level, but went deeper. The three best episodes (Fighting Cholitas of Bolivia, Canada's Reserves & Voodoo Witchcatch in Congo) show wrestling in ways that I had no idea existed and was fantastic. Seriously, if you only watch one episode, the Congo episode in a must.
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    Damn straight.
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    Episode 619

    This week on Dread Media, venture back to Desmond's teenagehood, or just see what it was like as Duane and Des review the wonderful Boys in the Trees. Then, stick around for something Desmond might have liked in his teenage years as he reviews Rondo. Songs included: "Drowning in a Daydream" by Corrosion of Conformity, "1996" by Marilyn Manson, "Blood Sisters" by Huntress, and "Alive and Screaming" by Death Angel. [ 53:02 || 25.7 MB ]
  23. Shit...been a while since I updated this. Might be missing something here. Rondo: review in this week's episode of DM Zombie Fighter: feature for the film festival. Reed Unbound: the Joel M Reed Story: documentary for the festival Iron Sky: The Coming Race: research for an interview Features: 61 Shorts: 15 Documentaries: 6 Rewatches: 4
  24. The Master


    to Granny Wilson!
  25. Batman Vs TMNT: My friends hadn't seen it and I figured I should watch it sober. Half thinking next year, I should keep track of how many movies I watch drunk. Spider-Man: Far From Home: Like a lot of Marvel films since Guardians did so well, there's a little too much comedy in the film but there are so many parts that I love regardless of that. Jake Gyllenhaal is very charming for the entire film and is very great. Films: 78 MST3K/Rifftrax Assisted: 2 Repeats: 3
  26. In The Heat Of The Night: It's been fucking ages since I've watched anything, goddamn. Anyway, this is fucking great. Films Watched: 27
  27. slothian


    I am currently staying with my (and Pandy's) grandmother, who turned 99 6 weeks ago, had a pacemaker fitted on Friday and still lives independently - I know, she's awesome. Anyway, in between the fact that she consumes all manner of Freeview evening programming from the US (CSI, NCIS, Big Bang Theory, Bones etc), she casually mentioned that she watched Star Trek contemporaneously, when she would have been mid-late 40s. After a little prying, it turns out she also would watch The Avengers, the Man from U.N.C.L.E., and The Prisoner (which she found too surreal). Whilst it shouldn't surprise me that someone alive at the time would watch populist programming, it's weird to think both Granny and Grandpa Wilson watched them. Specifically Grandpa.
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