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  1. The original. It's such a wildly uneven film. Excited to review it with Duane. Lots to talk about. The Upside: not bad. Terribly predictable, but anchored by some amazing performances. Night School: I think I'm in love with Tiffany Haddish. 21 Jump Street: still fucking hilarious. 22 Jump Street: beating a dead horse. Features: 84 Shorts: 15 Documentaries: 7  Rewatches: 4
  2. Cabin Fever: review forthcoming Knock Knock: review forthcoming Black Panther: Killmonger is probably Marvel's best villain. Everything of this film outside the Black Panther scenes makes it one of the very best MCU films, but the action looks so horrible, it detracts for the rest fo the film. I'll never watch this again. It's going to age even worse. Features: 80 Shorts: 15 Documentaries: 7  Rewatches: 4
  3. The Hills Have Eyes 2 (2009): review forthcoming Hellboy: inappropriately maligned. Not a good movie, but not the turd everyone said it was. It felt like a Hellboy movie, but cheaper. The CGI was pretty awful for a movie like this in 2019. I liked Harbour just fine and the nods to the comic, but the story suffered as a result of all the "hey, let's homage the comics with this scene" scenes (spoiler: there are a lot of them). The Mule: Probably Eastwood's best performance since Unforgiven. This was really great. The Old Man and the Gun: Robert Redford, Danny Glover and Tom Waits as a gang in a heist film in 2019? Yes, please. Unfortunately, not a lot of Waits or Glover. Too much Casey Affleck as the investigator. Thinking back about the Game for Real Men: Sissy Spacek can still get it, man. A Simple Favor: pabulum. But decent pabulum. I'm over Anna Kendrick. I really liked Blake Lively in this one. More dimension than I've seen her do before. Skyscraper: this was just pure dumb fun. As plausible as any Mission Impossible film. The Rock is obviously charismatic and Neve Campbell was lovely. Adrift: I don't get the appeal of Shailene Woodley. I don't understand it. Like watching someone who never knows where she is. Awful. Ant Man & The Wasp: I don't think I've seen this this year so I won't count it as a rewatch. Features: 77 Shorts: 15 Documentaries: 7  Rewatches: 4
  4. The Hills Have Eyes (2007): review forthcoming Features: 69 Shorts: 15 Documentaries: 7  Rewatches: 4
  5. Still really slow with my comic reading this summer. Harem Nights: Eros graphic novel set in the middle east a couple hundred years ago. Not great. Old Man Logan #44: still pretty great. Pestilence A Story of Satan #3: still one of the best horror comics of the year. The Sentry #2: I'm really liking this. Never got the character or bothered reading any of the other series, but I'm digging this. Sort of Superman in the MU but through the lens of Alan Moore's Supreme but completely fucked around with. Songs for the Dead #4: yikes. Why am I still reading this? I'm not anymore. The Cape Fallen #2: Jesus. Did not expect it to dive into that realm that quickly. The Long Con #1: definitely not for me. Punisher #228: Whata way to end it! Looking forward to catching up on the new numbered series. Why the fuck does Marvel constantly do this shit? Comics: 130 Trades: 11 Graphic Novels: 8 Omnibus: 3
  6. I'm doing a very bad job of keeping track of all the movies I'm watching. This troubles me. Top Gun: I haven't seen this since it first came out on video, but I got it in a bundle of steenboks I bought and it's one of my girlfriend's favourites, so we watched it together. It was a lot of fun. Some cheese. Good lord, drunken hippie Meg Ryan... Mission Impossible: Fallout: good. These movies are basically all the same. Last Action Hero: solid. A ton of cheese, but this is really fun meta stuff before meta was popular. The lead kid is garbage, vet Arnold is great. Also, Tywin Lannister is the big band and that's fun. TONS of character actors here. Really fun. Features: 68 Shorts: 15 Documentaries: 7  Rewatches: 4
  7. Dawn of the Dead (2004): review forthcoming Features: 65 Shorts: 15 Documentaries: 7  Rewatches: 4
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Doomsday Clock #6: this is still pretty great. Enjoyed the backstory of these weirdos. Hunt for Wolverine Mystery in madripoor #3: this is the first issue of this one I wasn't captivated by. Infinity Wars Prime #1: I know I'm months behind on comics, but is this the longest and plodding event in Marvel's history? Probably. Justice League Dark #1: decent start. I'll try more. Marvel Two-in-One #8: great issue. Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer #2: I don't need this in my life. Mr. and Mrs. X #1: terrible. Nancy In Hell #1: I liked this. Is it following something else up? Seems dropped right in situ. Decent. Comics: 123 Trades: 11 Graphic Novels: 7 Omnibus: 3
  12. There was no way I would ever miss an appearance, however small, by the future Mrs. Reddick.
  13. Twins: this holds up. Ridiculous premise served up by two amazing comedic performances. Also, young Kelly Preston. Wowza. I started watching It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia with the boys and they are in love with Danny Devito, so I thought I'd introduce them to his older movies. Elvira Misterss of the Dark: corny and dumb as it would be expected. Been a long time since I've seen this. I did the innuendo jokes and Elvira was my first crush. Great make-up effects in the third act. Features: 58 Shorts: 15 Documentaries: 5 Rewatches: 4
  14. Rocketman: Taron Egerton was fucking ridiculously good. Ridiculously good. Was I supposed to be so sexually attracted to Elton John's mom? Has all the traps and beats of music bios and all the things you'd expect with a more esoteric approach and some fantastical elements that set it apart. The scene on stage at the Troubadour with him and the crowd is probably the best scene of a movie for the year for me. It captures the beauty of transcendant rock music between artist and fan better than anything I've ever seen on screen. I haven't seen Bohemian Rhapsody, but I can't believe Rami Malek is anywhere near as good as Egerton here. Features: 56 Shorts: 15 Documentaries: 5 Rewatches: 4
  15. Dread

    Episode 617

    Haha! Editing this, I was like "Stephen King episode? Have we ever talked about doing that before?" Shit, you never know, I guess. Also, BOY did I oversell how good The Outsider is. It isn't as good as Drunk Des says it is, guys.