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  1. 3 From Hell: Maybe I was a little stoned last night, or maybe it was just too much Zombie for one day, but I woke up this morning with almost ZERO memory of this movie. Sadly, I had to rewatch it because I'm covering it on the show. Bright side: it got me to sign up for Shudder. Heavy Trip: review forthcoming. Features: 24 Shorts: 2 Documentaries: 4 Rewatches: 1
  2. The Devil's Rejects/3 From Hell: reviews forthcoming 30 Days in Hell: this is the feature-length documentary about the making of TDR that is pretty solid. It's one of the greatest dvd specials features ever. Features: 23 Shorts: 2 Documentaries: 4 Rewatches:
  3. Parasite: the hype is real and the awards deserved. What a fantastic fucking movie! House of 1000 Corpses: review forthcoming. Brick: jeeez...I'm really bad at logging films this year. This was really good. Not great, but really good. Features: 21 Shorts: 2 Documentaries: 3 Rewatches:
  4. The Genius Lanny Poffo: as much a story about Randy Savage as it is his brother. It's hardly gritty as it's told from Lanny's POV. Still a fun read. Weapon H #7: this doesn't fail to impress. Just really fun pulp comics. Love the Captain America angle. X-23 #4: starting to tire of this series. Never dug the Cuckoos. Black Hammer Age of Doom #5: decent. Not great. X-Men Blue #35: this was good. Captain America Annual #1: harmless. Zero impact to the story, though. Secret Agent Deadpool #2: I might give it one more issue. Dick Tracy: Dead or Alive #1: No thanks. I'm out. G.I. Joe Silent Option #1: not bad. I'll try one more. Ice Cream Man #7: still great. Impossible Incorporated #1: nope. Not for me. Infinity Wars: Soldier Supreme #1: I like the main series, but this is kind of eh... Moth & Whisper #1: not my thing. I'm out. Multiple Man #4: so great. Looking forward to the finale. Issues: 37 Trades: 2 Omnibus: 2 Graphic Novel: 2
  5. It's great all around, but yeah, great music.
  6. Nacho Libre: I rewatch this occasionally with the boys. Fun movie. Sort of bittersweet now that Silver King is dead. Features: 18 Shorts: 2 Documentaries: 3 Rewatches:
  7. When I lived in Glasgow, I was in a group project with a girl from Belfast. She walked up to me and asked me (in her very fast cadence) "what's craic?" and I honestly thought she was trying to sell me crack.
  8. Booksmart: look, this is essentially Superbad but with girls instead. I loved it. It's better than Superbad. Smarter, funnier and the two leads have INCREDIBLE chemistry. Features: 17 Shorts: 2 Documentaries: 3 Rewatches:
  9. Fantastic Four #2: Look, it's not too innovative, but I dug the shit out of it. I am a fan, and I am just fine with being serviced. Thank you. Hot Lunch Special #2: this doesn't know what it is, but I know I'm not all-in. House of Whispers #1: new Sandman-Universe series that I will also be bypassing. Iceman #1: I liked the story just fine but holy hell is this art awful. How does Marvel think that's ok in 2019? (yes, old issue, like most of the stuff I'm reading as I'm behind). Infinity Wars #3: still really good. Intriguing cliffhanger that I saw coming because of the issues published after this. It Came out on a Wednesday #1: not my thing. I don't know the last time I've enjoyed an anthology comic. Maybe I need to go back and reread my DHP issues. Journey Into Mystery: The Birth of Krakatoa #1: This reads like really fucking good fanfic, and I'm totally ok with that. Going back to one of the weirdest creations in the Marvel U and telling its story with classic war heroes? Please. More. Newbury & Hobbes #1: not my thing. Old Man Logan #47 shocking how consistent this has been. Red Hood and the Outlaws #26: solid. Sunstone: Mercy vol 6: this is so consistently good. I love this series. It's a weird black sheep in all the modern stuff I'm reading. Closer to 90s slice of life comics than the Eros GN erotic comics stuff. Good shit. X-Factor Epic Collection: All New, All Different X-Factor: this is my jam. I hope they collect the entire run of this line-up. It was underrated at its time. Though, I have to say that Larry Stroman pales in comparison to a lot of his similar contemporaries of this era, two of whom have stories in this collection and outshine him (Quesada and Raney). Havoc is my all-time favourite X-Man. No question. Beasts of Burden: Wise Dogs and Eldritch Men: so good. Beautiful art. I was worried that it would not compare to Jill Thompson's stuff, but it access beyond it in many ways. Legends of the Dark Knight: Norm Breyfogle vol 2: Excellent. This is the start of Anarky and we're starting to bump up against Nightfall. Such a great era of Batman comics. Issues: 24 Trades: 2 Omnibus: 2 Graphic Novel: 1
  10. It's great. I've seen it, but I should totally rewatch it. Anchorman: still fucking rules ass. Don't @ me. Features: 16 Shorts: 2 Documentaries: 3 Rewatches:
  11. A Year and a Half in the Life of Metallica Part Two: nowhere near as good as the first part. This one covers roughly the first year (of three and a half) that they toured the Black Album. The performances are a little lackluster. Out of the six proper performance videos (there are tons of clips and micced from the stage stuff, but proper being audio from the soundboard multiple camera shoots) two of them are Enter Sandman (I get it, it was the biggest song in the world, but it's in my bottom ten Metallica songs) and one of them is the performance of Nothing Else Matters after James got burned. I get they included it for the story of triumph over adversity, but he clearly is not a fan of sitting down and singing while not playing his guitar and I clocked TWO mistakes in a pretty easy song by his guitar tech. Still, worth the two hours just to see Jason Newsted at the deli table. Features: 15 Shorts: 2 Documentaries: 3 Rewatches:
  12. Birds of Prey: a really fun and funny action movie. The motorcycle/rollerskates thing was the most Hong Kong action movie thing I've seen in a decade. Robbie is excellent. So is Jurnee Smollett-Bell. Ewan McGregor is a GREAT villain. The film is very fun to look at and has a decent script with some good comedy. A Year and a Half in the Life of Metallica Part One: watching a clip of this a couple weeks back made me want to rewatch the whole thing. I watched this religiously when it came out. It gave me a fascination with the studio process. Bob Rock is an intimidating figure even if you aren't dating his daughter. I want to watch part two now. Features: 15 Shorts: 2 Documentaries: 2 Rewatches:
  13. Groundhog Day: watched this again at the behest of the youngest last night. Was struck by how not jokey it is. It's comedy based on line delivery and reactions from Bill Murray almost solely. Features: 14 Shorts: 2 Documentaries: 1 Rewatches:
  14. I haven't been reading a lot of comics, but I have a chunk to put on here, and another chunk of stuff in the other room, I'll get to posting another time. Pleasure Bound Pretorious: one of the last Eros GNs I've got. S&M without the Sunstone touch...or good art. Nancy In Hell #2: Reads like one of the bad girl comics from the 90s. Not good. Old Man Logan Annual #1: great. Fun to see The Punisher in this universe. Pestilence: A Story of Satan #4: so good. One more to go I think. Project Superpowers Chapter Three #2: I'm out. Sad that these characters so rarely get the treatment they deserve. Thanos Legacy #1: Not great. The Dreaming #1: Also not great. United States vs Murder Inc. #1: great start. First Bendis I've enjoyed in years. Vampironica #3: this has more legs than the Jughead horror one. I dig this. Weapon X #23: when all else fails, bring Deadpool in to guest. And it works. X-Men Gold #35: not bad. This arc was pretty underwhelming even though it started off really well. Archie 1941 #1: a depressing war story? Did not expect that. Don't expect to continue either. Cemetery Beach #1: also haven't dug Ellis for years, but I'll give this another issue Champions #24: a gun violence issue. Interesting Daredevil #608: I have no idea where this is going. And I kind of love it. Issues: 14 Trades: Omnibus: Graphic Novel: 1
  15. Jesus...I haven't watched a movie in some time. Ted 2: at the boys' behest. Not bad. Some solidly funny moments. Amanda Seyfried is a total delight and an improvement on the Mile Kunis character. The movies probably isn't as funny as the first, but it's more tolerable if that makes sense. Five Course Meal/Don't Sneeze: shorts for the festival Features: 13 Shorts: 2 Documentaries: 1 Rewatches:
  16. Dread

    The Music Thread

    Mr. Bungle's first show in 20 years with Scott Ian and Dave Lombardo...goddamn. I wish I could have gone to this.
  17. MacGruber: the boys are both addicted to The Office, so they wanted to watch this. Boy does it ever suck? Yes, it does. Features: 12 Shorts: Documentaries: 1 Rewatches:
  18. Tammy and the T-Rex: wow...review forthcoming. (Yes the gore cut) Knowing: this was a genuinely good movie. It has some bad CGI, but I really enjoyed it. I don't know how I feel about the ending, but I enjoyed the bulk of it. Cage is...subdued here. And it works. Features: 11 Shorts: Documentaries: 1 Rewatches:
  19. The Sheik: what a delightful man. Honestly. His drug addiction stuff is hard to watch, but it never turns him into a monster. Next: trying to fill the holes in my Nic Cage filmography with watches and long overdue rewatches. This was a first time watch for me. It's actually pretty fun. It is pulpy AF. It's stupid, but it's got a lot of heart. Jessica Biel deserved the Oscar for this. I was surprised by the end. I would watch this again. Next up...Knowing. Features: 9 Shorts: Documentaries: 1 Rewatches:
  20. I can't think of two different movies: Hot Tub Time Machine 2: This was fun as fuck. I enjoyed the change in template, but I feel like the film suffers from lack of Cusack. Midsommar: I don't want to say much about this film, because I feel a review is in the making. But, holy shit. Wish I'd been able to see this in 2019 now that I think of last year's best, if you catch my drift. Features: 8 Shorts: Documentaries: Rewatches:
  21. Hot Tub Time Machine: pretty decent. Very predictable, but there are good performances. Sebastian Stan as the villain of EVERY eighties movie was a delightful surprise. Wishmaster 3: Beyond the Gates of Hell: review forthcoming Features: 6 Shorts: Documentaries: Rewatches:
  22. That looks fucking great.
  23. Wishmaster 2: Evil Never Dies: review forthcoming Features: 4 Shorts: Documentaries: Rewatches:
  24. This is the director's cut. The reshoots apparently introduced a new character and they aren't using them.
  25. I haven't seen a hell of a lot of the past two years, but here goes: Best 2010: I Saw The Devil 2011: Melancholia 2012: Cabin in the Woods 2013: Spring Breakers 2014: The Guest 2015: Mad Max: Fury Road (seriously, though. A horrible year in film.) 2016: The Handmaiden 2017: Logan 2018: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse 2019: US Favourite 2010: Valhalla Rising 2011: Drive Angry 2012: The Raid: Redemption 2013: Hard to Be a God 2014: The Guest 2015: The Lobster 2016: The VVitch 2017: Get Out 2018: Isle of Dogs 2019: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood