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  1. The Equalizer: Boy I slept on this one. I loved it. I want to watch the sequel ASAP. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood: wonderful film. I was thinking that Tarantino's movies where he subverts history (Inglourious Basterds and this one) are my favourites, but then I remembered Jackie Brown and realized I love all his films that he doesn't appear in. But then I guess that counts Kill BIll, so I don't know what's going on. Pitt is excellent in this one. DiCaprio is having a blast. Kind of wish there was more for Margot Robbie to do, but the scene in the movie theatre was beautiful. Wishmaster: review forthcoming. Features: 3 Shorts: Documentaries: Rewatches:
  2. It looks pretty heavily implied that she's Miss Sinister. Is that why the delay I wonder? Same character in Dark Phoenix? They trying to wait for the stink to waft away? Like I said for the last trailer a bajillion years ago: I'm in. Looks great!
  3. Major League: was going to count this as a rewatch, but I guess I watched it in 2018. Still pretty great. Final tally: Features: 186 Shorts: 15 Documentaries: 13 Rewatches: 6
  4. Immortal Hulk #5-16: tried to get started on catching up on the best comic series of the year. Twelve more issues and it's undeniable. Legion of Super-Heroes Enemy Rising: this was awful. Savage Dragon #244-5: still fun.One classic villain and another brand new one. Larsen is doing fan service AND creating new characters like he always has consistently. The Wild Storm Volume 3: still outstanding. Captain America Epic Collection The Super Stratagem: Mark Gruenwald's run on this book is quite possible the greatest writer run on a superhero comic of all-time. Just so vibrant and powerful and fun and dramatic consistently. Comics: 218 Trades: 18 Graphic Novels: 11 Omnibus: 4
  5. Uncle Drew: dumb and fails that it's cast with athletes and not comedic actors. This is the ultimate example of a meme that became a movie and it sucks. But, good lord, am I in love with Tiffany Haddish? Yes, yes I am. Ted: I never thought I would say this, but one of the best fight scenes of the past ten years was a man and a CGI teddy bear in a hotel. Honestly, Family Guy comedy works better asw a movie than it does a nonstop pukefest of stupid bro-shit on a TV show. Paperhouse/Blood Punch/Starfish: reviews forthcoming Old School: Doesn't hold up completely, but still tons of laughs. Features: 185 Shorts: 15 Documentaries: 13 Rewatches: 6
  6. Long Shot: not bad. I never saw the trailer, just heard the premise, not the whole premise. I was surprised that this wasn't JUST a movie about a normal guy and supernaturally hot woman. Decent date movie. Late Night: You can tell that Mindy Kaling really loves Emma Thompson, and you can't blame her. This feels very autobiographical and I appreciated it. The Mindy show never hit me because I couldn't give a shit about an upscale office of bumbling idiot gynaecologists. This was good. Emma Thompson is incredible. So is John Lithgow. Hugh Dancy was great to see too. Are We Not Cats/Darling: reviews forthcoming Godzilla: King of the Monsters: review forthcoming Features: 179 Shorts: 15 Documentaries: 13 Rewatches: 6
  7. Asgardians of the Galaxy #1: this was alright. I'll give it one more. Border Town #1: completely surprised by this. I loved it. Captain America #3: just...not good. It doesn't feel natural >Very forced, which is a shame, because I enjoy the angle. Maybe I'll give it one more. Cover #1: Ok, I'll give it one more. Secret Agent Deadpol #1: I think we've found it! The solo Deadpool book I'll actually read more than one issue of! Comics: 203 Trades: 16 Graphic Novels: 11 Omnibus: 3
  8. FX #1: "Sure," I said. "What could hurt trying out John Byrne's series from 2008?" Everything. Everything hurts. 100 Bullets vol 1: holy shit, this does NOT hold up. Rereadthrough of the series...cancelled! Red Hood and the Outlaws Annual #2: not great, but I don't think I remember the last time I've read a good annual. Weird. Joker/Daffy Duck: terrible. X-Files Case Files Hoot Goes There #2: fun. Venom First Host #1: eh...not terrible, but not terribly good. X-23 #3: brilliant. Great book. X-Men Blue #34: excellent. Aphrodite IX Ares: a Top Cow talent search book. Not great. Comics: 198 Trades: 16 Graphic Novels: 11 Omnibus: 3
  9. The Fear of Looking Up/Under ConTROLL/Await the Dawn/In their Eyes/Paranormal Systems/Live or Let Die/Survival Guid/Captain Jarvis and the Red Soda Kid/Fornacis/When the Fever Breaks/Lake Michigan Monster/Artik/Luz: The Flower of Evil/ Santet/Deathcember: features for the festival Features: 174 Shorts: 15 Documentaries: 13 Rewatches: 6
  10. Believe it or not these are all from the last four days, and I didn't watch anything yesterday. Might try and get another in tonight. Harvest Lake/Borgman/Atomic Blonde: reviews forthcoming Nail in the Coffin: The Fall and Rise of Vampiro/Rammstein: Paris: reviews forthcoming The Pool: Cool premise. Stupid characters. Awful CGI crocodile. 1000 Eyes of Dr. Mabuse: Fritz Lang teaches a masterclass on editing in this one. Any other filmmaker would have made this 90 minute film into a two and a half hour snooze fest. Everything is so tight and moves at breakneck pace, but it still manages to slow down and show some amazingly quiet suspense. Manriki/Beyond Hell/Stomach/Hunter's Moon/Fragmentary: features for the festival. Features: 159 Shorts: 15 Documentaries: 13 Rewatches: 6
  11. My understanding is, his run begins in the backup of next issue (85).
  12. They lost me in the horribly bloated wedding storyline. I'll jump in and check out the Tynion run next issue, though. I like his Batman. He did that Batman Eternal series as well as Detective for a while.
  13. Feast: review forthcoming. Features: 149 Shorts: 15 Documentaries: 11 Rewatches: 6
  14. Final Ride/Heks: features for the festival Clockwork Orange Country: a documentary about the So Cal punk scene of the late 70s early 80s. Mostly an oral history of a specific club. Not bad. Not great. Features: 148 Shorts: 15 Documentaries: 11 Rewatches: 6
  15. Christmas Chronicles: to show my girlfriend I wasn't a complete Scrooge, we checked this out. Kurt Russell is awesome. The kids are alright. It's another dead dad movie. It's basically a Hallmark film with a huge budget, but Russell sells it hard. Features: 146 Shorts: 15 Documentaries: 10 Rewatches: 6
  16. Wes Craven's New Nightmare: this movie was way ahead of its time. Craven can't act for shit, but he sure can come up with a fresh idea for a sequel The Hangover Part III: youngest asked to watch this. It's wayyyy better than the second one, but that one is shit. Some solid comedy and John Goodman is great. Much more of a crime/adventure film than the others. Decent but not good. Features: 145 Shorts: 15 Documentaries: 10 Rewatches: 6
  17. Masters of the Universe: Origin of Hordak: this is such a definitive work for me. It's funny because this encompasses like, basically everything I try to do in my writing. Cosmic horror mixed with a heavy dose of Kirby influence. Keene and Giffen teaming up on the script is inspired. I wish that team did more. Hammer Locke #1: I've been wanting to read this for close to twenty years based on how cool the cover was and the art style. Never found it. Then Mike helped me out. It did not live up to the hype I'd built in my head. Sad face. Extermination #2: sooooo X-Menny and I love it. House Amok #1: I couldn't describe a single thing from the plot to you if you put a gun to my head. Forgettable. Hunt for Wolverine Dead Ends #1: this one shot basically runs down how the other miniseries didn't really amount to anything. It's a housekeeping issue. Not bad, Leviathan #2: I'll pass thanks. Lex Luthor/Porky Pig #1: this was pretty fun. Marvel Two-In-one #9: still great. The Monster Hunters Survival Guide Case Files Wendigo: I'll pass. Comics: 190 Trades: 15 Graphic Novels: 11 Omnibus: 3
  18. Dread

    The Music Thread

    Not my thing, but Poppy and Babymetal are really pissing off a lot of metal purists and I love it.
  19. I, Madman: review forthcoming Rabid (2019): review forthcoming Features: 143 Shorts: 15 Documentaries: 10 Rewatches: 6
  20. It has its moments. The Johnny Depp cameo is top notch. The Tom Arnold and Roseanne Barr cameo is hilarious for the four seconds of screen time they get not because of the script or acting, but because they're so coked out you can see them grinding their teeth.Some of the kills are fun, but yikes.
  21. Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare: woof. Found the worst one in the series. This is the first one I saw in the theatre, but I haven't rewatched it since. Yikes. Features: 141 Shorts: 15 Documentaries: 10 Rewatches: 6
  22. Gothic: really looking forward to discussing this on the podcast Features: 140 Shorts: 15 Documentaries: 10 Rewatches: 6
  23. Suicide Squad Annual #1: pretty decent. I enjoyed this. Terminator Sector War #1: decent but not necessary as it basically takes the plot of the recent movie and transposes it over the first film's time period. But I guess that's the unique thing about it compared to other T movies. Oh well. The Punisher #1: damn...this might be the golden age of Punisher comics. There's only one of them and it's really fucking good. That's a rarity. The Silencer #8: this isn't bad, but it's just the same thing over and over. I'm out. X-Men Gold #34: pretty good. Never been a huge fan of Storm-Centric stories. I feel she's always misused. X-Men Red #7: great. Beyonders #1: not great. I'm out. Brothers Dracul #5: solid. Catwoman/Tweety and Sylvester #1: these have broken down like so: 1, wow, this is the best single issue of the year, 50% of the leftovers "this was ok" and the other 50%, why did I waste my time. This one is the latter. Cyber Force #5: this commits a comics cardinal sin for me: the cover has a character who does not appear in the issue. But I guess that is happening more and more these days. Anyway, this was a Ripclaw-centric issue and I dug it a lot. Daredevil Annual #1: not great, but these Marvel annuals tend not to be. Comics: 181 Trades: 15 Graphic Novels: 11 Omnibus: 3
  24. Fang/Hag of Black Howe Moore/Benny Loves You: features for the festival Features: 139 Shorts: 15 Documentaries: 10 Rewatches: 6
  25. Stripes: a few days ago, Davin requested we watch this one, which I have no idea how he even knew it existed, but it didn't matter. I had it on Blu Ray steelbook. It holds up immensely well. Bill Murray is a genius. Harold Ramis is not a great comedic actor, but he sure plays off other people well. He smirks his ass off the entire film. LOTS OF POT WAS SMOKED. Sean Young and PJ Soles are ridiculously hot. This is the golden age of feature film comedy. Commando: showed this to the boys tonight, and it's a small piece of action movie perfection. Eminently quotable. Features: 136 Shorts: 15 Documentaries: 10 Rewatches: 6