Dread

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    Every comic you've read in 2018

    Joe R. Lansdale's The Drive-In #1-4: from what I recall, this is really early Avatar. Christopher Golden adapting Lansdale's novel. VERY early Jacen Burrows work is rough, but it hints at his later triumphs. Savage Tales of Vampirella: not bad. Not that good either. Suicide Squad #41: still killing it. Immortal Men #2: I'll give it one more issue. Venom #1: Nawww....I'm good. X-Men Blue #27: Great! A Walk Through Hell #1: I'll bite for one more. All-New Wolverine #35: profoundly good. I'll miss this book. Avengers #2: what a dud this reboot has turned into so quickly. I'm out. Batman #47: Jesus, I'll give this one more issue. Bubba Ho-Tep and the Cosmic Bloodsuckers #1: this was really fun. Captain America #702: alright. Crude #2: Jesus...it's hard to breathe reading this book. Daredevil #602: really good. Death of Love #4: oof...what a drop in quality. Comics: 935 Trades: 33 Graphic Novels: 16 Omnibus: 13
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    Every Film You've Watched in 2018

    My Dead Dad's Porno Tapes: this is a short doc about a man's relationship within distant father. It hits pretty hard for me, but it's light and very well put together. Find it on vimeo or embedded here. Features: 139 Shorts: 43 Documentaries: 10  Rewatches:
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    Random movie and tv thoughts

    I swear that the Bennett character was supposed to be played by Robert Z'dar or something. Would have made a lot more sense.
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    Everything DC

    Ha! Nope. Never even caught it until you mentioned it. I think the general company line on Batman is that he wears the symbol on his chest to offer a target as a subconscious suggestion to shoot there rather than anywhere else.
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    Every Film You've Watched in 2018

    Beyond the Mat: watched this again because the episode of Bruce Prichard's podcast that I've caught up to is basically a commentary on it. It's a disjointed but powerful film. It's funny now that I'm watching it when the first time I dialled in hard to Jake the Snake, but this time I really dialled in to Mick Foley. Prichard's got great story about Foley coming into the back after the Hell in a Cell match apologizing for forgetting to do the thumbtack stunt when he was completely covered in thumbtacks. That poor man. I hope he lives a long and healthy life. Strange Nature: review forthcoming John Wick: review forthcoming John Wick 2: review forthcoming Features: 139 Shorts: 42 Documentaries: 10  Rewatches:
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    The leisurely comic discussion thread

    Fandom is ill. It's rotten. My one saving grace is knowing these shitbags tried to do this with horror fiction a couple years ago and were soundly run out. The horror fiction crowd is too small and tight knit and tolerant of each other to put up with this kind of shit.
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    The leisurely comic discussion thread

    Chuck Wendig got fired from Marvel's Star Wars books two issues before the end of his miniseries basically because he fought back against online comicsgaters. So fuck Mark Paniccia and Marvel.
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    Everything DC

    Right, but specifically if you're coming up behind someone.
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    Everything DC

    Not in the comics though, right?
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    Everything DC

    I love the visual of Batwoman, but it isn't very practical to wear a helmet but then leave giant gaps for you luscious red hair to flow out of. Again...I appreciate it aesthetically, but like...that's where you aim your shots.
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    Every Film You've Watched in 2018

    American Guinea Pig: Sacrifice/Molly: reviews forthcoming Features: 136 Shorts: 42 Documentaries: 9  Rewatches:
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    Every Film You've Watched in 2018

    Warcraft: a perfectly good fantasy film. Great effects, like next level beautiful and a serviceable story. Surprised it didn't hit bigger. It's as good or better than all of the Tolkien adaptationsJackson did. Holidays: review forthcoming. Features: 134 Shorts: 42 Documentaries: 9 Rewatches:
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    Legion

    Whoa! Did not see that coming.
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    Every comic you've read in 2018

    Despicable Deadpool, #300: ok, I finally enjoyed a solo Deadpool comic. Half of this site page special is a puke joke and the other half is an attempted suicide, and yet it all falls together wonderfully. Detective Comics #980: I'm getting tired of this series. Might just drop it. Shame. I wanted to follow it though to 1000 but it is just becoming a chore. Domino #2: This was really good. DOES NOT read like a second issue. More like the end of an arc. Weird. Solid though. Eternity Girl #3: Ok, I'm out. Weird for weird sake never has a long shelf life. Hunt for Wolverine Adamantium Agenda #1: This was really fucking fun. Incredible Hulk #716: Also really fun. Isola #2: This is good but it isn't for me. Too whimsical and anime-ish. Justice League No Justice #1: Sweet. I'm in. Medieval Spawn and Switchblade #1: This was also pretty good. I'll check out more. Old Man Logan #39: Wow...I was really involved in Glob's love life. Haha! Pumpkinhead #3: Great! I only wish the movies had gone in this direction. Red Hood and the Outlaws #22: Most of this issue was a snooze for me but the Jason/Bizarro relationship salvaged it for me at the end. Robocop Citizens Arrest #2: Ok, I hope it goes somewhere next issue. Comics: 917 Trades: 33 Graphic Novels: 16 Omnibus: 13
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    Every Film You've Watched in 2018

    Venom: I said on social media that it's basically a late 90s/early 00s action/horror/sci-fi film a la FAUST LOVE OF THE DAMNED or GUYVER with a nine figure budget. Your mileage may vary. Hardy gives a delightfully Nic Cage-esque performance. Michelle Williams, who I've liked in basically everything I've seen of her, did not appear to want to be in this movie or understand what this movie was in any way. Really radically differing qualities of performances all around. CGI fuckfest. Fun car chase. As entertaining as any Marvel/DC movie I've seen in the past few years. Shocking casting in the first post-credits sequence. The second post-credit sequence made me and my kids want to see that new animated Spider-man thing. Bang Bang Baby: review forthcoming. Guess I forgot to add this a couple days ago. Features: 132 Shorts: 42 Documentaries: 9 Rewatches:
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    Venom

    I'm thinking the reviews are "this is a Marvel product but not a Marvel Studios film, so it is inferior." That's how those things work.
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    Every comic you've read in 2018

    Infinity Countdown #3: this was mostly pretty bog standard but it had a great fucking ending. Red Sonja/Tarzan #1: nawww...this is terrible. Red Sonja #15: this was ok. Rogue & Gambit #5: oof...this was a rough ending. Too bad. The set-up was good and I even sort of enjoyed the doppleganger fight thing. This was a terrible ending. X-Men Gold #27: I liked this, but I kind of wish more time was spent on Colossus trying to reason with the Sentinel AI. I thought they abandoned what was likely the best part of the story in favour of the large cast, but I see what they're doing as they crash toward a new status quo as the Xbooks often do. Superman and the Justice League of America vol 1: I wanted to read this before diving into the series of big Death and Rebirth of Superman trades to get the feel for the era again, but, man, this era of JLA is garbage. I like Jurgens, and his art with finishes by Burchett and Guice looks good, but the whole Maxima/Bloodwynd thing is no fun. They try to grasp onto the Bwahahaha era without any of the fun. I probably should have skipped this. Comics: 904 Trades: 33 Graphic Novels: 16 Omnibus: 13
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    Every Film You've Watched in 2018

    The Whip and The Body: review forthcoming Features: 130 Shorts: 42 Documentaries: 9 Rewatches:
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    Every Film You've Watched in 2018

    The Nice Guys: a lot of this feels like KISS KISS BANG BANG BUT IN THE 70S and that's ok, mostly. It comes into its own in the third act. Crowe and Gosling are great, seemingly playing my id and superego which was pretty weird. The standout is Angourie Rice who plays Gosling's daughter. I'm all for a Nancy Drew TV series led by her. Fuck, I'll write it! Features: 129 Shorts: 42 Documentaries: 9 Rewatches:
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    Every comic you've read in 2018

    Doctor Star & The Kingdom of Lost Tomorrows #3: Beautiful. Harbinger Wars 2 Prelude: It's off to a good start. Hunt For Wolverine Weapon Lost #1: really solid. Liked this a lot. Iron Devil: an Eros graphic novel from Frank Thorne (Red Sonja) that is just ok. Beta Sexus Masquerotique: an Eros graphic novel from what appears to be a video game design company. And it's surprisingly good. Thunderbolts vol 1 No Quarter: I avoided this the first time around. It's the Way/Dillon run, but I've since become a bit of a Red Hulk fan and decided to go back. This is fun as fuck. It isn't new but it is distinct in style. Good to see Dillon on Punisher again. I'll be reading more of these. Comics: 899 Trades: 32 Graphic Novels: 16 Omnibus: 13
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    First time you felt old

    Hahahaha!
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    X-Men: Dark Phoenix

    I'm in. Bigly.
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    The Defenders

    Yeah, the only Netflix Marvel I give a shit about is Daredevil, and I'm stoked for this.
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    Every Film You've Watched in 2018

    The Power of Grayskull: this Netflix doc covers the toys and brand of He-Man. It's about as interesting and good as that Thundarr the Barbarian one on youtube but it's three times longer, so that kind of gets dragged out. They pass over the film pretty quickly and don't touch on the later comics at all, but it's still an interesting story, if a little inflated. I mean, at times I was like "c'mon, guys, it's just fucking He-Man." Features: 128 Shorts: 42 Documentaries: 9 Rewatches:
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    Every comic you've read in 2018

    Coda #1/DC Nation #0/Death or Glory #1: no on all accounts. Comics: 896 Trades: 31 Graphic Novels: 14 Omnibus: 13