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  1. Bad News Bears: Boy, this was a blast from the past. I love how pure thesis. It doesn't give a fuck about anything outside the baseball team. There's a machination at the league level to get this team out of there, but the film doesn't give a fuck. There's a former love story with a player's mom, but the film doesn't give a fuck. It's just about alcoholic Walter Matthau coaching a bunch of nerds, Oscar Winner Tatum O'Neal and young Rorshach even though he's not really interested. Loved it. Boys did too. It actually took me to the credits to realize it was Jackie Earl Haley. I'd completely forgotten. So I showed the boys the "You're locked in here with me" scene from Watchmen. I may have to watch that with them next. Always Be My Maybe: this was really fun. It's pretty standard romantic comedy until Keanu Reeves shows up and it kicks into wildly hysterical comedy territory. He's a treasure. Randall Park is a legitimate movie star too. Features: 50 Shorts: 15 Documentaries: 5 Rewatches: 4
  2. Really slowed down on my comics reading lately. Locke & Key vol 1 Welcome to Lovecraft: wanted to do a reread of this for a while until I get to the new stuff I haven't read yet. A very solid little weird supernatural horror comic. Beauty and the Beast: a late 80s graphic novel featuring the amazing art of Jordi Bernet. Definite influence on Sin City here. It's undeniable. Bone Parish #1: I don't remember much from this read-through, to be honest. So, I think I'll drop it. Lots of stuff to catch up on. Brittania Lost Eagles of Rome #1: not lighting me on fire. I'm out. Brothers Dracul #4: still great. Good stuff. DC's Beach Blanket Bad Guys Summer Special #1: I almost skipped this. But how often have you read an anthology comic where every story is good? Fucking rare. This might be the best one shot of the year. Lots of different styles of story here. All are interesting. Comics: 115 Trades: 11 Graphic Novels: 7 Omnibus: 3
  3. So, I think it is an adaptation of the book, but on further thought, it only really makes sense to incorporate elements of the Kubrick film into the film version of the book. Otherwise, it's a pretty intensely missed opportunity. Just visually, I mean. And the staggering amount of people who have seen The Shining versus those who have read it would probably agree. I'm willing to bet there's very little if anything that is rehashed from Kurbick's film beyond what was shown in the trailer. I could be wrong though.
  4. Looks like maybe they're reconciling Danny's past with the events of the film, but then just adapting the novel. I'm not sure how much the book references The Shining as I haven't read it yet.
  5. Us: review forthcoming Features: 48 Shorts: 15 Documentaries: 5 Rewatches: 4
  6. Point Break: this is pure, perfect trash cinema. Davin loved it. Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: not bad. But it suffers from the exact problems the comic it's adapted from does. The boys seemed to enjoy it for the most part. Features: 47 Shorts: 15 Documentaries: 5 Rewatches: 4
  7. Because North Carolina fucked them on the tax credit. It was supposed to be half the budget. It no longer exists. The show was bankrupted immediately.
  8. Jesus...weird order this month:
  9. Jason X: probably the fourth best film in the series. Complete dumb-fuckery. Very much a post-Matrix, post-Scream film. Features: 45 Shorts: 15 Documentaries: 5 Rewatches: 4
  10. Widow's Point: getting to see a friend's movie before anyone else is peak podcast perk. Features: 44 Shorts: 15 Documentaries: 5 Rewatches: 4
  11. Hot Fuzz: Youngest wanted to watch this, and since it's probably in my top 5, I jumped on it. The movie is perfect. The direction, the editing, the performances...everything. It's maybe the smartest and most compact comedy script I've ever seen put to film. Even if it wasn't all that good, I would still love it for the singularly brilliant comedic performance of Paddy Considine. Features: 43 Shorts: 15 Documentaries: 5 Rewatches: 4
  12. Jason Goes To Hell: The Final Friday: "I know what this series needs: a brand new incomprehensible supernatural mythology and a random bounty hunter character who somehow knows all about it!" - New Line Cinema suits in 1993 probably. Features: 42 Shorts: 15 Documentaries: 5 Rewatches: 4
  13. Forgot to log these: Slaughterhouse Rulez/The Man Who KIlled Kitler and then The Bigfoot: reviews forthcoming. Features: 41 Shorts: 15 Documentaries: 5 Rewatches: 4