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  1. Finished season 1 of Hunters tonight. After a couple episodes of super heavy emotion and intensity, the last fifteen minutes still have me wondering if I enjoyed the show or not.
  2. That's beside the point, but I can't disagree. Death By Metal: a documentary about one of the most influential musicians almost no one knows about: Chuck Schuldiner of Death.This is told from the perspective of family and bandmates and is pretty heartfelt. It's a sad story, and I guess I made the connection that he was basically the Brian Wilson of death metal. Verotika: review forthcoming, but wow... Features: 50 Shorts: 2 Documentaries: 6 Rewatches: 1
  3. Forgot to add these: Crucifixion/Eaten Alive: reviews forthcoming Features: 49 Shorts: 2 Documentaries: 5 Rewatches: 1
  4. I feel like one of the main problems with this run was that Jennifer Lawrence became a massive star and, as such, drove the focus of the rest of the series. Her character was a cypher to begin with. A toy between Xavier and Magneto, she was never written as anything else. Does it suck? Yup. Does it mean they tried to do more with her? Yup. But the more they did, did nothing to expand on her character other than thrusting her to the forefront. Honestly, it would have been more interesting had January Jones become a big star after the first movie. That, at least, has more story potential.
  5. I've had that fucker in my Amazon wishlist for so long. Deadly Class vol 8 Never Go Back: this series continues to kill it. Jim Cornette Presents Behind the Curtain: Real Pro Wrestling Stories: eh...it was more like a history comic without real storytelling. Most of the stories are pretty well-known to me and there are much bigger wrestling fans than I). I could do without hearing Cornette's voice in my head as I read it though. Future Quest Presents vol 2: legitimately one of the best superhero books on the market. Hack/Slash Resurrection Vol 2: I wouldn't have ordered this if I'd known there was a new omnibus coming, but I did, so I read it. I really enjoy Vampirella in this book. Her continue involvement in the H/S world is cool. The Sandman: Overture: lordy, this was not good. It was nigh-unreadable at times. The art was incredible, though. Memorabilia: This is a fun sort of anthology graphic novel about the actual artist introducing a young artist to the greats: Ditko, Kirby and Wood including sections done homaging those artists' style. It's good. In the graphic novel version there's extra stories on Eisner (my least favourite in the book) and Richard Corben of all people. Really lovely tribute to them all. It's not a complicated story in any way. My Heroes Have Always Been Junkies: This is another Brubaker/Phillips graphic novel. It's better than Scene of the Crime but it didn't light me on fire. Exterminator 17: this is a set of two graphic novels by Dionnet, drawn by Bilal and Baranko respectively. I love BIlal as an artist, but Baranko's GN is way better story-wise. Issues: 76 Trades: 6 Omnibus: 2 Graphic Novel: 7
  6. Incubus/Incident In a Ghostland: reviews forthcoming Features: 47 Shorts: 2 Documentaries: 5 Rewatches: 1
  7. It's a pretty great impression... Hot Rod: Watched this because youngest is a huge Brooklyn Nine-Nine fan. This was alright. Some decent laughs. Probably would have been better had I seen it when it came out. Zombieland Double Tap: This was not as good as the first film, but, like the first film, it definitely had its moments. Rosario Dawson is a hell of an addition to the cast because she's delightful. The best part of the film is the flashback in the mid-credits sequence. Beverly Hills Cop:Fuck this movie is good. So funny, so action-packed. It's easy to see why Murphy was one of the biggest stars in the world. Sam Was Here/Wax Mask: reviews forthcoming Features: 45 Shorts: 2 Documentaries: 5 Rewatches: 1
  8. Yeah, I think he was hampered by more than family illness. Not sure the story. He was one of my favourite artists, and I really dug Wetworks.
  9. The Image Revolution: I helped Kickstart this documentary and it's great. This was the extended version which is about 11 minutes longer than the DVD release. I don't really see where the extra footage is, but it's still compelling. I kind of wish there was more with Whilce Portacio. His is a story that deserved more screen time. I don't know the whole story, but right about the time Wetwork was getting traction his sister got really sick or something? Not Sure. That still, all these guys are compelling onscreen. Great doc. Highly recommended. This is one of three IMDB credits I have. The other two are Frankenstein Created Bikers and Space Babes from Outer Space, so I'm kind of a big deal. Features: 40 Shorts: 2 Documentaries: 5 Rewatches: 1
  10. I can't think of a more watchable or exciting fight.
  11. The Mangler/The Mangler 2: Graduation Day/The Mangler Reborn: review forthcoming. Whatever could the theme be? Features: 40 Shorts: 2 Documentaries: 4 Rewatches: 1
  12. And at least two Joe R. Lansdale short stories. A couple days ago it was the anniversary of one of UFC's best fights. The two top contenders from that reality show they did face off and the winner gets a six figure contract. Spoiler alert but they don't tell this story in this video: it was such a battle that they gave both guys contracts. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGRlzVEezm8
  13. Office Space: watched this with the boys and it holds up. Shockingly. It's a great comedy. Features: 37 Shorts: 2 Documentaries: 4 Rewatches: 1
  14. Tart!: an eros graphic novel. Quite good, actually. Better than most. Marvel Two-In-One #10: still really good. Old Man Hawkeye #9: low-key one of Marvel's best lately. Old Man Logan #48: still great. Sentry #4: losing its shine. Stranger Things #1: jesus, what's the point? Punisher #2: this is great and I love that there is a consistently good Punisher book out regardless of how they renumber. Rosenberg is proving himself to be definitive. Asgardians of the Galaxy #2: decent, but they had better amp it up. The Realm #9: I'm bored with this one now. Very solid first arc and now floundering. I'm out. Batman/The Maxx #1: holy shit...awful. Blackbird #1: Not for me. Border Town #2: this is great. X-Men Blue #36: wonderful end. Champions #25: kind of fun. We'll see where it goes. X-Men Red #8: excellent and intense. Dead Rabbit #1: interesting. I'm around for more. Secret Agent Deadpool #3: I'm really enjoying this. Death Orb #1: nonsensical. Errand Boys #1: not for me. Infinity Wars Sleepwalker #1: It's 2020 and I really kind of enjoyed a books featuring Sleepwalker in the main role. Iron Fist #1: yeah, not bad. I'll do another. Jook Joint #1: not for me. Issues: 76 Trades: 2 Omnibus: 2 Graphic Novel: 3
  15. Private Parts/The Dead Don't Die: reviews forthcoming Features: 36 Shorts: 2 Documentaries: 4 Rewatches: 1
  16. That's where my crush on Jenny Lewis began!
  17. Horse Girl: I could watch Alison Brie craft for 90 minutes and be happy. That's kind of what happens in this movie. Also, she goes nuts. It's ok. Molly Shannon is, as always, a delight. Stuck/White God: reviews forthcoming Features: 34 Shorts: 2 Documentaries: 4 Rewatches: 1
  18. Dread

    Episode 143

    I distinctly remember doing this interview in my car on a break from work and fucking sweating buckets in the hot-ass car. Not pleasant.
  19. Dread

    Episode 143

    That twist is one fo the best things about a masterpiece.
  20. The Cable Guy: becoming a ritual to watch this every six months with my boys. I can't complain. This is Jim Carrey at his manic best. His actual acting caps really showed through here. So good. Color Out Of Space: review forthcoming. Features: 31 Shorts: 2 Documentaries: 4 Rewatches: 1
  21. You're in luck! I interviewed the director and talked about the entire Cube series with DW almost exactly ten years ago:http://www.earth-2.net/podcasts/dreadmedia/episodes/dreadmedia_143.mp3
  22. Satanic Panic: review forthcoming Features: 29 Shorts: 2 Documentaries: 4 Rewatches: 1
  23. A Million Ways to Die in the West: watched this with the boys. Some solid jokes. Giovanni Ribisi is amazing as always, but Charlize Theron is transcendent. She's in a different, much better film here. Masterminds: Been wanting to watch this since it came out, but got the opportunity on Netflix. I loved it. Solid laughs. Great performances. The Head Hunter: this is grim dark, like I love my fantasy. But it shies away from the monsters far too much. Definitely to keep their film looking higher budget than it is, but it is just a disappointment in that way. Great ending though. Features: 28 Shorts: 2 Documentaries: 4 Rewatches: 1
  24. Ninja-K #11: still great. This is solid espionage storytelling with great action. By far the best thing the new Valiant has produced. Patience! Conviction! Revenge! #1: Yeah, definitely not for me. Return of Wolverine #1: this is really solid. X-Men Gold #36: a fitting end. Not too bad. Cold Spots #2: forgettable. I'm out. Cyber Force #6: this is fun. Die!Die!Die! #3: this is dumb. I'm out. Doomsday Clock #7: still pretty solid. Extermination #3: this is so 90s X-men event it's great.Love it Faith Dreamside #1: Nawww...this character doesn't grab me the way she did in the 90s. I'm out. Fearscape #1: kind of interesting premise. Not too far away from something I has planned to write. I'll stick around for another. Friendo #1: nope. I'm out. Gamma #1: WTF? I'm out. Heroes in Crisis #1: ok, I'm intrigued. Infinity Wars Iron Hammer #1: this sucked. Justice League Dark #3: ok. Justice League Odyssey #1: this is too weird not to check out further. Also: Sejic art. Man-Eaters #1: ok, I'll do another. Issues: 55 Trades: 2 Omnibus: 2 Graphic Novel: 2
  25. Tropic Thunder: movie night with the boys. Solid. One of those where you laugh and miss jokes that happen while you laugh. Features: 25 Shorts: 2 Documentaries: 4 Rewatches: 1