Donomark

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  1. Parasite: The second Bong Joon Ho film I've seen after Snowpiercer, it's one of the most tonally elastic movies I've seen in recent memory. Wonderfully shot and excellently acted, I defy you to predict a single thing out of this movie.
  2. My head is spinning from the following: I don't know what any of that is about. I kinda wish they went with the title "Morbius: THE LIVING VAMPIRE" but I figure it's slightly cheesy. Honestly this does not look that bad as an adaptation of the character. Especially that shot of him all mutated. As a spin-off, I think this is more honest than a Spidey-less Venom movie.
  3. It's the whole tech-whiz business that started with Batman Begins. I liked it alright for those movies, but in order to wholesale steal it for the comics, it's sapped Lucius of all of his agency. For years he was the sharpest guy in Gotham who didn't have anything to do with Batman. He made Wayne Enterprises into of the the DCU's most powerful companies, and he had his own family and host of problems with them. Now he's this bow-tie wearing subservient one-dimensional character who'll do whatever Bruce needs of him, and now knows Batman's identity. I feel that it's a borderline offensive turn for what used to be a really good character, but DC Comics in general doesn't have the patience for nuance when it comes to their supporting characters anymore.
  4. Immortal Hulk #26-#29: Still the best "superhero" comic out right now. I love a Bruce Banner that's arrogantly had it with humanity. Amazing Spider-Man #37 (2020): Spencer continues to deliver a solid Peter Parker. I was beginning to fade on the tie-in issues to all the Marvel stuff going on, especially the Doom stuff, but this is a back to basics in his story and I'm back in for it. Batman #86 (2020): Decent start to James Tynion IV's run, with some of the best Tony Daniel artwork I've seen in a while. He's a less engaging, B-grade Jim Lee for me, but he's still a solid artist. I don't like House Negro Lucius Fox tho, but Tynion didn't invent that. Batman and the Outsiders #9: I want to like Bryan Edward Hill as a writer more than I can, because he's a Cassandra Cain fan and his discussions about writing all seem well informed. But his output rarely goes above mediocre for me. It's hardly ever bad, but it still hovers around stock and archetypal. So this was decent, but I wish it were better. Young Justice #12 (2020): There's way too much dialogue in this issue to feel like you're drawn into caring what everyone is saying from panel to panel. It's ridiculous. I'm still digging this team but Bendis' infamous verbosity is swallowing this series whole. There's hardly a speck of space to breathe. Issues: 10
  5. I dug it. It was definitely shaggy in spots and I agree with Mike in questioning the purpose of the two historical figures (unless they come back down the line), but the Doctor/Master dynamic was fun to watch and it just made Jodie Whitaker become more intense. Additionally, having fallen behind last season it's interesting to me that she still hasn't been totally forthright with her companions this far into their relationship. Is that a first? Speaking of them, I like their dynamic as a three-pronged effort team. They're very much human and vulnerable, but they pull it together when the Doctor's not present. Sometimes when the companions go without the Doctor they become a little too hyper-competent IMO. I agree that they should FAIAP "become the Doctor", but some of the characters like Clara just seemed to take on things with little fear and zero trepidation. I thought the three of "The Doc's" friends came off more believable in their fuddling around. I also agree with Mike that jumping back into a Gallifrey mystery this soon feels like a misstep, as it's clear no show runner has any idea how to deal with the Doctor's home planet. But I like that it gives the Doctor a personal investment in something to concern herself about at the same time. And the fact that the Master fucked up the planet himself was pretty cool to me.
  6. Rocky is a must. Demolition Man for the wacky action lulz. Cop Land is the one movie beyond Rocky and First Blood franchises where Stallone was lauded for his acting chops.
  7. Spongebob Narrator: "TWO DAYS LATER"
  8. Ok, cool. The first episode of season 11 is all I've seen.
  9. I missed out on most of season 11. Do I have to have seen it before jumping into Spyfall? I've got the season on DVD, just haven't had time to watch it yet.
  10. Daredevil #16 (2020): Like he was with Spider-Man, Chip Zdarsky knows Daredevil in that real old school way. I've been digging his run consistently since it began. In this latest issue, there's a lot of the Netflix show in here, but with the circumstances of the storyline and the fact that the show ended a year ago, it's free from feeling forced or contrived. Jorge Fornes easily jumps from King's Batman to this book. Miles Morales Spider-Man ##14: This book is almost as fun but the dialogue is a bit more hit or miss. But I'm now used to an older Miles and I'm loving the balance between his crime fighting life and his student life. Issues: 2
  11. Has anyone seen this? It's a short film mock-up of a 1985 interview with Hollis Mason and Sally Jupiter for the 2009 film, adapting much of the content of Mason's tell-all book not depicted in any of the cuts of the movie. I just watched it on DC Universe. Much like the 2009 movie, the attention to detail (including a poster of the failed Silk Spectre movie) is incredible. There are even interstitial commercials advertising Nostalgia perfume and more scenes with Matt Frewer's Moloch, Bernie the news vendor and the like. It does a terrific job of fleshing out the Watchmen movie world and depicting more of the comic world on-screen. On the other hand, it's bizarrely hammy as fuck. Except for maybe Stephen McHattie who plays Hollis Mason, everyone is overacting like crazy and the whole effect comes off as cheesy and ridiculous, which I don't understand. It's not just making things look dated and old to play to the decade, it's actively ridiculous. It's as though if it were a fan-film, it'd be glorious, but because this is an earnest, genuine film production you're left scratching your head at the whole thing. Much like the movie itself (which I feel I'm going to come away with the harshest opinion after soon revisiting), there's a sense of a missed point that you can't escape from.