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    The Music Thread

    So, listened to Chris Jericho's podcast episode with the Classic Album Clash between Aerosmith's Permanent Vacation & Pump. Now, when analyzing lyrics somethings are less obvious and songs can have different interpretations for different people. That said, I don't know how Jericho came to the conclusion Janie's Got A Gun is about Gun Control.
  2. My favorite is Santo Y Blue Demon Contra Dracula Y El Hombre Lobo.
  3. Wizard is something thing that I have a memory of great fondness for, but very little actual memory of the magazines themselves. About once a month I would go to the grocery store with my mom (which was an hours long process). I'd go straight to the spinner rack and grab everything and sit in the pharmacy chairs and read everything. And Wizard was always the last thing I was reading when my mom came to get me. And then I got ice cream. Pretty much everything you guys talked about in this episode does not ring a single bell to me. Strikes me as odd. And randomly, when Dan
  4. WALTER vs. Ilja Dragunov from this past weeks NXT UK is 25 minutes of two men beating the shit out of each other. And it was awesome. This is all.
  5. Marvel is doing a thing with AAA.
  6. Revenge (2017) - Shockingly, it is a revenge film. It was okay. Main problem I had was the pacing. It took too long to get going. Then every scene afterwards went on a tad too long. Very linger-y. I get that was the style they were going for, but didn't work for me.
  7. From what I remember from a podcast I listened to in April, Gustin is only under contract for one more season and contract talks had stopped during lockdown. Edit: My memory is better than I thought. Looks like the show runner wants an 8 & 9.
  8. The Hurricane Heist - I wanted stupid fun. It is about a heist during a hurricane. That screams stupid fun. The trailer even blasts Rock You Like A Hurricane while spewing horrible taglines. This was just bad. Uninteresting and worse, just plain boring. And no Scorpions in sight. Took itself way too serious. Peppermint - About as standard a shoot-em-up revenge film as you can get. Rocky - Not exactly sure what to think. First time watching, yet I knew 75% of this movie (via general pop culture really). A bit of a problem I have with most classics: if I know the ending, I get
  9. A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood - I got what I expected going in. That is to say a movie about dealing with emotions and compassion. Tom Hanks killed it as you knew he would. But he wasn't the main character of the story, which I think was for the best. This was never meant to be about Mr. Rogers (even tho the trailers heavily implied it was). While I enjoyed it, I do think it went a bit '4th wall-y' in places. But it also used model cities for transitions, which I loved. The documentary was better insight into Fred Rogers, but this was a nice side companion piece. After readi
  10. No past tense needed. Still being published to this day. Only reason I know this: my local shop has a spot reserved on the wall for these. No idea why, as it looks like four issues a year come out. Cannot imagine enough (or any) demand.
  11. Rookie of the Year - Finally clicked why I like this the least of the kid baseball movies. And I quote everyone I met in Chicago when I went to see a Reds game in Wrigley, "Fuck the Cubs". Dealt - A documentary about card magician Richard Turner. He just happens to be blind. I was familiar with him from Penn & Teller's Fool Us and YouTube. But this has little to do with his magic, and more to do with his relationship with blindness. Can't say I was all that interested after a while. Really repetitive in the storytelling. Probably would have been a solid 45 minutes, and n
  12. Finally got around to finishing Swamp Thing. I watched the first eight episodes awhile ago and then not entirely sure why I didn't finish. What I will say is that I remembered pretty much everything after a months long gap. That doesn't happen often for me. I enjoyed the show. Probably the 'best' live-action show that DC Universe put out, but I enjoyed Doom Patrol more. Just personal preference. I can only think of two negatives. The first being some bad CG. Swamp Thing himself looks great, but thinks like blood are PS2 levels bad. The other negative is the entire Ian Ziering pl
  13. A point made by Lance Storm: What about someone like Xavier Woods? Xavier Woods is his WWE stage name. WWE owns that name. That is clear and justified. No issues. Real name is Austin Watson. WWE claims they own that too. Big issue there, not sure if legal, but say it is. (I doubt that, but not a lawyer.) But Austin Creed is his online name. Everything he does online is branded under the Austin Creed name. Can WWE (falsely) claim ownership of that as well? What if he decides one day to put on a lucha mask & calls himself El Hijo Del Creed? Or he changes it to
  14. Bill & Ted Face the Music - Was going to wait to watch, but it was at the local drive-in so why not? General thought is I liked it, but it is the clear number 3 of the series. But really, it was always going to be in my head because the other two are such a part of my childhood. More specific spoiler-rich thoughts: Minions - The penance I had to sit thru to watch Bill & Ted. I have no idea why these were paired together. I don't think I have seen a worse movie in a theater (close enough). I hated this. Your mileage may vary.
  15. It was kinda the philosophy they went with when they moved to Fox last year. Put the more established names on the new Fox show to drive numbers. At the same time, you let Paul Heyman (who was 'in charge' of RAW at the time) take up-and-coming, somewhat unknowns and slow build them into stars. Then ratings started to go down (because obviously they would), but it was reported that Vince was finally onboard with a long play this time. Then pandemic, ratings fall faster and Heyman is fired as guy in charge.
  16. Had a random thought about the Disney/Mulan release. The focus has been on theatrical vs. streaming release, as well as 'the future of theaters'. But could this also be a turning point in streaming services as we know them? It was not conveyed clearly in the initial announcement was that the $30 is not just a 'digital rental', Mulan will be available as long as you have your Disney+ account. That lessens the shock of the $30 (not by much). However, Mulan normally would make its way to standard Disney+ at some point. Will that still be the case? I'd assume so, but would it take longer
  17. Iron Man for me. Ragnarok never really stuck with me. Plus, I don't think it is the best Thor film.
  18. Batman & Robin - It's nostalgic cheese at this point. The fact that I watched this on a second-hand VHS on a wooden console television doesn't hurt with those feelings. Two takeaways. First, not that I watch any George Clooney movies, but in my head he has always been grey. Odd not seeing it here. And secondly, if I imagine this movie as a sequel to Batman 66 then more things make sense. Arnold telling Adam West to chill seems right.
  19. I haven't see Cap in forever (and only the once), so I don't know if I remember it all that well. And I've been kinda voting on 'immediate thought' and Far From Home didn't jump out as better. So, bad choice on my part, but I think I have to push.
  20. Black Panther is what I went with.