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    New Mutants

    There are rumors floating around that Dark Phoenix is going to be one of the biggest cinematic disasters. It's a shame that a franchise that helped redefine the comic book movie is projected to go out so poorly.
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    New Mutants

    If rumors are to be believed, it's been pushed back again. This time from August 2 to October or November. And it might just go straight-to-Hulu. At this point, I kinda feel bad for the cast and crew.
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    Use this thread to post random pictures and thoughts.
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    Every Film You've Watched in 2019

    Reign of the Supermen: This was a rather decent Lois Lane movie. The story structure felt a little unfocused at times, though.
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    Every Film You've Watched in 2019

    The Death of Superman: This is shockingly good. Like, serious contender for Best Superman Movie good.
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    Suggest future actors for the HAA! spotlight

    Josh Brolin The Goonies No Country for Old Men Avengers: Infinity War
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    Every comic you've read in 2019

    Young Justice #1 (2019): Eh, it's alright. I'll probably trade-wait this one. Comics: 13
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    Every comic you've read in 2019

    It's been too long since I've read The Nail. Might have to remedy that soon.
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    The great online deals thread

    For the students out there with .edu e-mail addresses, Amazon is offering free upgrades to Amazon Prime for one year. Click here to sign up.
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    Batman and Harley Quinn?

    Welcome back, and thank you for the kind words about the forums. There are no plans for an official WFP resurrection, but James and I have spoken about covering more DC animated movies on The Show.
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    Everything Marvel

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    Every comic you've read in 2019

    Journey into Mystery #83: Surprisingly, Thor's first appearance holds up all these years later. Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #1: Oh no. Aunt May is sick. Batgirl: Year One #1-9: Thoughts coming in episode 1045. Detective Comics #359: This was a fun origin story. Comics: 12
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    Suggest future actors for the HAA! spotlight

    I know 2019 is booked with Lord of the Rings actors, but can you guys possibly do Dolph Lundgren in 2020? He's a solid 1980s / 1990s actor that doesn't get the same play as Stallone, JCVD, or even Steven Seagal. I'd suggest: Rocky IV The Punisher Masters of the Universe
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    Every Film You've Watched in 2019

    Rocky IV: This is quite bad. It's not even fun like it used to be. (Well, save for Apollo's pro-American OTT introduction and the in-Russia training montage.) It's simply one shitty montage after another, with horrid pacing, bad editing, no characterization, and a fight that's more of a brawl than a boxing match. With that in mind, this is the first Rocky movie I'd call an action flick. Rocky and Rocky II are dramas with boxing. Rocky III is a movie about boxing, but is still a character study. But Rocky IV? Pure 1980s, sweaty action with punches that sound like explosions. Funnily, Ivan Drago is not a bad guy. Yeah, he kills Apollo and drops the "if he dies, he dies" line, but that's how he's been manufactured. It's his handlers that are the bad ones. He really gets the short end of the stick in terms of movie villains.
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    Every Film You've Watched in 2019

    There's a lot of racial subtext going on in the gym, most of which I think was unintended by Stallone. But watching Rocky III in 2019, it's hard to miss. Something I find interesting about Rocky in parts II and III is that he's taught new techniques (right-handed fighting and rhythm / speed), yet he really doesn't use those tactics to win either fight. In Rocky II he reverts to southpaw boxing almost right away, and while his newfound speed does help in Rocky III, really, he just goes back to tiring people out by using his face as a punching bag.
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    The Master's eBay auctions

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    Every Film You've Watched in 2019

    Mr. T does not get enough credit for his performance in Rocky III. He's basically playing a mean, angry Rocky, whereas Stallone has slipped into the Apollo role of rich, seasoned champ.
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    Every Film You've Watched in 2019

    Rocky III: It's been at least 30 years since I've seen this one straight through, and holy fuck is this good. Rocky is literally my favorite movie of all time. Its story about a guy from nowhere getting an impossible shot and running with it, learning he can't win but can prove himself to the world -- and himself -- is perfectly told. Rocky III, though, takes the same character and shows how much he's grown and changed over the last four-ish years, and does it in a tight-as-fuck 95 minutes. Everyone is at the top of their games, even Talia Shire who finally gets something to do in one of these movies besides looking concerned. She's also amazingly hot during the brief moment when she's washing her hair in the hotel. And speaking of hot: Carl Weathers! Goddamn, that man is cut from stone. (Hell, the camera even takes some time to linger on his dick during one of the running scenes, because even the camera can't contain itself while looking at Apollo.) Pauly's racism I could absolutely do without, but it makes sense for the character and shows how much he's grown by the end of the film. But eh, I don't like it. And Des is spot on: Clubber is a literal monster. Sure, Thunderlips is a beast, but it's an act with him. He's a carny. Clubber's anger and power and determination is all him. Perfect performance, especially the chilling fourth wall break: "Pain."
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    New Q&A / AMA segment

    In the very near future, I'm looking to introduce a new Q&A / AMA segment to the opening of The Show. If you would like to send in questions: Leave them here or in my DMs Send me DMs on Twitter. Or email them to me at They can be serious or cheeky, about movies, comics, the production of The Show, or anything really. I cannot promise I will answer them all, but send away!
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    The Convention Thread

    Ha! I was just about to post this.
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    The All-Purpose Flickchart thread

    Commando. I've never been a big fan of the Austin Powers series.