Dread

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    Every Film You've Watched in 2019

    Friday the 13th: legitimately good. A half smart screenplay and some really clever filmmaking. Adrienne King and Betsy Palmer FUCKING KILL IT. Great reminder that this series started off as one of the best slashers of all-time. Friday the 13th Part 2: Amy Steel doesn't have the line delivery of the previous film's final girl, but she does have the intensity. Her character is written awesomely as an intelligent and resourceful badass. Sack-face Jason is a favourite of mine, but he isn't really Jason here. He comes across as ineffective at times. Even doing a pratfall or two. Fun. The gore is amped up a bit and spread out. Nothing as spectacular as the first movie's decapitation, but better across the whole film. Features: 16 Shorts: 0 Documentaries: 1 Rewatches: 0
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    Every comic you've read in 2019

    Shadow Roads #1: this was not a great first issue The Realm #7: not the best issue of this series, but still solid. The Silencer #6: this is good, but I hope there's a focus shift soon. The Terrifics #5: pretty solid. Thor #2: yeah, I'm out. Not a great start. Comics: 46 Trades: 2 Graphic Novels: Omnibus: 1
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    Every Film You've Watched in 2019

    Beverly Hills Cop: wanted to watch something completely not connected to research or podcast reviews or whatever and thought this would be good. Man, it isn't great. Murphy is just playing off of his own popularity, so there's no character there. The acting is pretty terrible in general (whoever thought Judge Reinhold was a good idea for anything?) and it isn't very funny. Except for one scene where Murphy is freaking out at a hotel front desk. The dialogue isn't funny, just the performance. That's about the only time. Give this a pass. Watch 48 Hours instead. Features: 14 Shorts: 0 Documentaries: 1 Rewatches: 0
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    Every comic you've read in 2019

    Hunt for Wolverine Mystery in Madripoor #2: this was really good. Infinity Countdown Darkhawk #3: I'm out. Nowheresville John Carpenter's Tales of Science Fiction The Standoff #1: horrible. Marvel Two-In-One #7: so fucking good. Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer #1: hard case picking this up was a grand idea. Great stuff. Multiple Man #1: fuck...I've missed this character. Old Man Hawkeye #6: still great. Old man Logan #42: Kraven vs Wolverine in the Savage Land. Great. Pestilence a Story of Satan #2: still cool. Red Sonja #17: good. Sentry #1: Jeff Lemire is the perfect guy to write this. Comics: 41 Trades: 2 Graphic Novels: Omnibus: 1
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    Every Film You've Watched in 2019

    Reign of the Supermen: not as solid as the previous film, but still a great Lois Lane story and I enjoy the villainy of Cyborg Superman a lot. St Agatha: interview forthcoming Features: 13 Shorts: 0 Documentaries: 1 Rewatches: 0
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    Every Film You've Watched in 2019

    I'd agree with that summation. It's my least favourite of that film troupe.
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    Every Film You've Watched in 2019

    The Guardians/The Abominable Dr. Phibes: reviews forthcoming. A Quiet Place: this was exceptionally well-acted and wonderfully set directed with some genuinely solid scares. The story is EXTREMELY light and the ending is very unsatisfying. Still, I'd like to see more of Krasinski's work in the horror genre. And I want to see more Emily Blunt. Period. Features: 11 Shorts: 0 Documentaries: 1 Rewatches: 0
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    Every Film You've Watched in 2019

    Jesus...I guess I really don't watch movies anymore. I'm crazy low for 20-odd days into the year. The Death of Superman: watched this with the boys and had a blast. It's more a transposing than an adaptation, and it does it well. While I would have enjoyed seeing animated Guy Gardner, Booster and Beetle, NO ONE needs Maxima and <shudder> Bloodwynd...Also, keeping the team more popular makes Doomsday more of a threat. Loved Lois in this one as well as Wonder Woman. Solid. Not ever going to get used to the giant necks on the male characters, but other than that, the animation is beautiful. It's funny that this doesn't feel reduced at all cramming the whole DoS story AND Funeral for a Friend into 80 minutes. Having just read DoS again, it makes sense. Not a lot was going on in those books. Features: 8 Shorts: 0 Documentaries: 1 Rewatches: 0
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    Every comic you've read in 2019

    Think Tank vol 1: I sat on this for a while, but it's really good. Ninja-K #8: this was not great. Peek a Boo #4: not bad. Taarna #2: this feels a lot more like Heavy Metal. Good stuff. Tony Stark Iron Man #1: pretty much a dud. Weapon H #4: this is still really good. X-Men Gold #30: is a wedding issue EVER good? Bedtime Games #1: not the best, but I will try more. Brothers Dracul #3: motherfucker, this is good. Cyber Force #4: This got good. Detective Comics #983: Bryan Hill is doing something good here. I'm intrigued. Harbinger Wars 2 #2: ehh...I think I'm done. Comics: 30 Trades: 2 Graphic Novels: Omnibus: 1
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    Every Film You've Watched in 2019

    Rocky IV: there is none more 80s. Features: 7 Shorts: 0 Documentaries: 1 Rewatches: 0
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    Every comic you've read in 2019

    X-Men Blue #28, 29: this was good story-wise. Tough art. Too bad. Archie's Superteens vs Crusaders #1: fun. Batman #49: this was great. Great visual storytelling for two characters who don't move. Black Hammer Age of Doom #3: fucking great. Captain America #704: I wish they never did this run. How inconsequential was this bullshit? Especially after the future storyline they just came out of? Champions #21: more rough art here. Crude #3: ehh...this took a turn for the boring. Daredevil #604: this was awesome, especially for the random insertion of a millennia-old secret society to deus ex machina a boss fight. it worked. Evolution #7: I think this has run its course. Hunt for Wolverine Claws of a Killer #2: solid. Infidel #4: this was way better. I'll give it another issue. Infinity Countdown Black Widow #1 Infinity Countdown Champions #1: I'm not sure this needed to be a tie-in, but it was really good. A bit of a flashback to the Nova series. Justice League #2: this was not good. I'm out. Comics: 19 Trades: 1 Graphic Novels: Omnibus: 1
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    Everything Marvel

    Yeah, there's clearly a sand/rock dude, a water dude and a fire dude, ,and perhaps a wind lady.
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    Everything Marvel

    I think it's the Elementals instead.
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    The great online deals thread

    I haven't really listened to Buckethead since I did that weird experiment and really fucked my mental health up for a bit. I'll pass. Hahaha!
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    What are you watching and enjoying?

    Powered through the rest of season one of NORSEMEN last night. Fuck I love this show. I avoided it for AGES as I thought it was just a lower budget version of Vikings, which is plodding at best. Had I known it was a comedy, I would have checked it out sooner.
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    Every comic you've read in 2019

    Limbo: I abandoned the monthlies in favour of the trade and then never got around to the trade. What a fun, visually striking book. A unique world with familiar mythologies. Beautiful colours. I wish there was more. The Punisher #226: God, this is fucking rad. Thor #1: This is great too. Looking forward to more. Titans Special #1: Kind of dug this, but then just not enough to follow up on it. Comics: 4 Trades: 1 Graphic Novels: Omnibus: 1
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    Every comic you've read in 2019

    The Death of Superman: this is the first in that series of trades that came out a couple years back detailing the whole era of Superman. Looking forward to reading more. Impressions of this one have me impressed for the most part. Forgot how much I missed the work on Jon Bogdanove and Louise Simonson on Superman. Good shit. Still not sure about the issue of splash pages. I get what they were going for, but it doesn't ring true to me. Comics: 1 Trades: Graphic Novels: Omnibus: 1
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    Every Film You've Watched in 2019

    My only issue with the film (ONLY issue) is that Apollo Creed, who by all accounts is retired, comes back to train Rocky. That's cool, but the marker by which they determine Rocky's readiness for Clubber Lang is beating an older guy in a race on the beach. It's a little weird, but it does lead to the greatest ocean hug in cinema history.
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    Every Film You've Watched in 2019

    It might be my favourite Rocky film so far. Talia Shire IS sexy in this one and not like a mousy second thought. Carl Weathers in 1982 is body goals and kicked off my recent workout frenzy. I don't do resolutions, but I do now. I want to bench 300 lbs by the end of this year and that's basically because of this movie.
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    Every Film You've Watched in 2019

    Brian Regan Nunchuks and Flamethrowers: performance films are documentaries on my count. Once upon a time, Brian Regan was the funniest man alive. I sat through half of this and decided to smoke a bowl, but, even then, only a couple belly laughs and the rest was peppered with a few chuckles. This was not up to snuff for him. Kind of sad, actually. Then I saw the trailer for his Netflix show and thought it was hilarious. What the fuck is going on? Features: 6 Shorts: 0 Documentaries: 1 Rewatches: 0
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    Every Film You've Watched in 2019

    Tremors: A Cold Day in Hell: review forthcoming The Night Comes For Us: I'll probably talk about this in action movie month, but holy shit. This was a gorier extension of The Raid. Man, those Indonesian martial arts films are sick to a degree that I am impressed. Features: 6 Shorts: 0 Documentaries: 0 Rewatches: 0
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    Every Film You've Watched in 2019

    Rocky III: fuck this was fun. I don't want to be the "Rocky was the worst movie in the series" guy because I know I've seen Rocky V and it's garbage but this movie is fun as fuck. 1. Carl Weathers in 1982 is 100% body goals. 2. Burgess Meredith gives his best and final performance as Mickey. 3. Mr. T as Clubber Lang almost makes this a fucking monster movie, he's so badass. 4. Hulk Hogan's greatest wrestling match ever is in this movie and 5. Creed comes back as a force of brotherhood which is brilliant and only a little homoerotic. Features: 4 Shorts: 0 Documentaries: 0 Rewatches: 0
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    Every Film You've Watched in 2019

    I enjoy it more than the original.
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    Every Film You've Watched in 2019

    The Voices/Turkey Shoot: reviews forthcoming Framed: feature for the festival. Features: 3 Shorts: 0 Documentaries: 0 Rewatches: 0
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    Every comic you've read in 2019

    The Drive-In 2 #1: oof...worse adaptation that the first series. I'm out after one. A resolution is being more discerning in my comic reading this year. If something isn't lighting me on fire, I'm fucking off immediately. I'm still reading books from October. Comics: 1 Trades: Graphic Novels: Omnibus: