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  1. So, that sure was a movie.
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    Deadpool 2

    I think the first one is tighter, but this movie entertained me more. The directing was a lot more interesting this time, the new characters were great and I just had a really good time. I appreciated the smaller scale (in relation to other blockbusters) and the fact that it wasn't as mean-spirited as it could have been. Loved Domino, need more of her ASAP.
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    Marvel Comics Discussion Thread

    The Birth of Venom trade had text pages to describe some of the events in-between major issues, plus panels from small stories that have some relevance. I'm trying to recall other books that have this. It's really useful though.
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    Avengers: Infinity War

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    Avengers: Infinity War

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    I was 16 when ASM came out so the series was just right for me. I watched the first one 4 times in the cinema, something I haven't done before or since. I'm bothered with the antihero label they're putting in the publicity for this, when there seems to be no real hero to contrast with.
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    Every Film You've Watched in 2018

    Tomb Raider - Decent movie. The action scenes were well-done, I really felt some of the hits. Her first kill was intense. Alicia Vikander is perfect, she embodies all of the core personality of Lara in a believable way. Would really like to see more of her version going forward. Everybody else is kinda eh. The performances were decent but the writing wasn't there. I liked that they combined the story of the first reboot game with elements from the second, and threw in some twists for those familiar with those. I can see myself watching this again, maybe when it comes out on Blu-Ray.
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    Thor: Ragnarok

    But wouldn't Lee and Kirby ramp up the drama if Asgard gets destroyed? That moment was more Taika Waititi. It'd be funny as a deleted scene or a How It Should Have Ended but it cumulatively deflates the movie. It could've had some real weight if it was shot like the Valkyrie flashback, in all honesty.
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    John Mulaney is the only one I've really followed. Love that guy, saw his show in Radio City Music Hall and was just dying the whole time. Probably the person I quote the most, honestly. Of course, there's the Salt and Pepper Diner bit, but he has what I consider funnier material. "Could be a nursery...", One Small Black Coffee, and "Ooh ducklings!" crack me the fuck up.
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    What games are you currently playing?

    Finished Dark Souls III. Great stuff. Best boss battles in any Souls game I've played. Abyss Watchers, Nameless King, Dancer, all classics in my eyes. Locations are a bit repetitive, but when it opens up (Irithyll, Archdragon Peak, the last area) it's jawdropping. Combat and general gameplay feels so slick now, minus the usual framerate issues. I still prefer Bloodborne for the visceral combat (regain is the greatest innovation), aesthetic and lore, but overall this might be the best. Gonna try to finish the DLC, but Ariandel's final boss kicks my ass so hard.
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    Happy Birthday Mike!

    Happy birthday sir!
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    Every comic you've read in 2018

    I remember reading What If...Newer Fantastic Four as a kid and finding it bizarre, with stuff happening just because. I also got the original New Fantastic Four storyline at a convention years later and was so disappointed. For one thing, there was so much convoluted then-current stuff happening that I didn't know about. Also, it didn't seem like all that much happened. What should've been just a crazy fun adventure was bogged down by stuff that doesn't really matter in the long run. Still dig the concept of the team though, and I really enjoyed the homage last year, with the new Ghost Rider, Hulk, Spidey and Wolverine. And I wish the Mike Wieringo tribute What If FF issue was easier to find.
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    Black Panther

    I felt that, definitely. I loved his armored look in the middle of the movie, with the horned mask. I think his fight scenes in the panther suit were great, but Marvel has really run the evil mirror image thing to the ground. I agree with Will, this had the best, most interesting, supporting cast of any comic book film. Can't wait to see where they go from here.
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    What games are you currently playing?

    They made it easy for me to leave Dark Souls behind by announcing a remaster for the PS4. Good thing I didn't try to beat Quelaag yet. Got Dark Souls III, and I think I enjoy it a little more than Bloodborne at this point. The level design is really good, with an even better sense of direction. I don't think I've gotten lost or not had a sense of purpose as much as in the other Souls games, though I wonder how much of that is just familiarity with the series at this point. The combat just feels so good, blending Dark Souls intricacy with Bloodborne's intensity. The boss battles have been really good so far, with the only clunker being Cursed Rotted Greatwood. Abyss Watchers could be one of the best of the series, actually. Also, finished Mass Effect: Andromeda. Unpopular opinion, maybe, but I think it could be my favorite of the series. I really fell for this cast of characters, in such a shorter span of time than I did with the Trilogy's cast. I enjoyed Sara Ryder's journey a lot, I feel there's so much more to build on here than with Shepard, who was already at their peak when the Trilogy started. They had a good rate of success with the squadmates. Of course, the humans are the weak links, but I found moments to enjoy from Cora (that little scene with them growing flowers in Eos) and Liam (his hilarious loyalty mission). I also romanced Suvi, who was such a sweetheart. The aliens were great. Drack's wonderful, especially with other people. Vetra was hilarious, and had some of the best lines. I felt that Jaal was shoved down the player's throat too much, with him insisting to be on a good number of missions, but he was a really interesting character. And Peebee, dumb name aside, is now one of my favorites of the games. I loved the banter system they had, playing a line or two everytime you got on the Nomad, and reconfiguring them every other mission at the Tempest. Felt like the characters building up to be a team, and family, in an organic way. Combat was really good, it's a little more chaotic than it was, but overall I had fun. I'm not sure if I prefer only having three skills at a time, as opposed to having a whole wheel available, but I enjoyed the loadout I had, only switching one thing out at a time. I always had backlash, the skill where you reflect shots back into enemies, because it's the single greatest pleasure to go "why are you hitting yourself" on bad guys. I didn't mind lack of squad customization, honestly. I felt like managing their points was enough to make a difference without adding armor and weapons to the mix. Keeping in mind that I only got this last month, after all the patches have come out, I didn't encounter too much in the way of technical difficulties. Once I got locked out of a room for a quest, and at some point I encountered such bad lag I reinstalled the game wholesale. It's a shame that this game had to come out when it did, in an unfinished state and with all-time classics (Zelda, NieR, Horizon) at the same time. It could have been a great start, a better beginning to a series. But nobody can change that now, and that's fine. It's just a shame that its disastrous launch has seriously hurt Bioware, which is already in a precarious state.
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    Comic Book of the Month?

    I'm down for that. Might not be able to do every one, depending on the book and time, but I'd still be interested in reading the threads.