Donomark

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    Every Film You've Watched in 2019

    I KNOW RIGHT???
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    Everything Marvel

    Really, how so?
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    Every Film You've Watched in 2019

    Dragon Ball Super: BROLY: Far and away one of the best animated entries in the DB movie canon, possibly the best looking of all time. This was really good. Super's blandness and lack of imagination has left me cold, but the direction for this film was a real return to form for a series that can't fully recapture the magic of the 90s but has been trying like hell for the past five years. After hundreds of episodes and over two-dozen movies, this one manages to produce arguably the best Dragon Ball action ever. I also really enjoyed the expansion on the continuity. Yes, there are some mighty retcons but they didn't bother me nearly as much as I thought they might. Highly recommended for fans.
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    Every comic you've read in 2019

    The Nail: A three-issue DC Elseworlds miniseries written and pencilled by Alan Davis, who blesses each page and as many DC characters as possible with his energy and wonderful style. An AU where the Kents never adopted Kal-El and the DC world slowly goes to hell years later as a result. Another Nail: Sequel to the nail, now with more Green Lantern Corps and Kirby's Fourth World. Once that first chapter is over and done with, it's a decent read but not as engrossing as it's predecessor. Still good though. Single Issues: 14 Trade Paperbacks: 2
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    Every comic you've read in 2019

    Amazing Spider-Man #814: I liked this. Spencer is really spending his run healing old wounds, and the continuity is well utilized again. Superman #7 (2019): This was cool. I've been digging Action more than Superman, but this brings it all back to Clark's family and signals an endgame for the Jor-El plot. Detective Comics #996: I'm seeing where Tomasi is going with this story, and I'm digging it. Plus, Kyodai Ken is in continuity now! Sweet! Single Issues: 14
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    Every Film You've Watched in 2019

    Reign of the Supermen: Pleasantly enjoyable. I didn't like it as much as "Death of", which I still think is arguably the best Superman movie ever, but this was still fun. The Reign story is still difficult to fully adapt, so halfway through it becomes another Darkseid story that feels right out of the animated series. That and some of the direction makes this feel a bit padded and not as urgent, but it's not a huge detractor. Loved the "classic" Superboy. The animation was excellent with the third act giving us some of the most fearsome images of Darkseid ever delivered in animation. Also, there's a scene halfway through with the Justice League that's genuinely funny and witty and almost worth the price of admission. This was nice. Not a classic like its predecessor, but still fun. Coupled together, they're the best versions of the character since the DCAU.
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    Everything DC

    WOAH😲 Now this I didn't see coming. The question remains, are we getting Phil Lamaar, Maria Canals, Carl Lumbly, Michael Rosembaum, Michael Bean and Kin Shriner?
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    Episode 1045

    Two things as sort of a post-script follow up: As much as we praised Chuck Dixon, just as much credit should go to Scott Beatty who co-authored the book and Robin Year One. Second, this was my favorite page in the entire story.
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    Everything Marvel

    Real talk, no lie: I was going to completely write this movie off when they introduced Mysterio with no fish-bulb helmet. But then he had it. Looks fine. I like the more Ultimate Spider-Man From The Comics direction with Nick Fury. But on a serious tip I've mostly written off this version of Spider-Man after seeing Spider-Verse. Looks closer to Ant-Man's ilk than anything heavy-hitting.
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    Every Film You've Watched in 2019

    School Daze: I've this before in college where I watched a spate of Lee's filmography. The ending really through me, and though it's ultimate meaning did not escape me, my confusion came from the fact that it's not a particularly deftly written screenplay. It bangs into its themes with as much blaring percussion as its soundtrack. The ending doesn't *not* make sense, but it's escalation feels incomplete. But ultimately, this is a very enjoyable, entertaining movie that highlights some of the best early work of terrific actors such as Lawrence Fishburne, Giancarlo Espositio, Tisha Campbell, Jasmine Guy, Kareem Hardison, Bill Dunn, Samuel L. Jackson and several more. It has a fun vibe, despite the bleakness of the climax. The song numbers are all great even though they're done without the frequency to make this a musical, and even in some cases seem unnecessary and are just for show. But it's not as big a structural failure as Lee's later film "Jungle Fever", which abandons its central plot like a red-headed step-child to focus on Sam Jackson's crackhead character. This isn't a perfect movie by any means, buy what's on-screen is so engaging that I defy anyone to not like it despite themselves by the end.
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    Every Film You've Watched in 2019

    That bugged me too
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    What are you watching/reading?

    Back in the early days of Z's US production, I remember Ranman 1/2 regularly being promoted alongside it.
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    Every Film You've Watched in 2019

    Yeah in III he basically rope-a-dopes Clubber. In IV the strategy is to see how long his bones and organs last before they're pounded into jelly.
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    Every Film You've Watched in 2019

    The best thing about the Creed series is that it's a celebration of Carl Weathers' Apollo Creed character, who you don't think the series recognized how unbelievably awesome he was throughout. In the Creed movies, he's basically treated like a god, and Weathers' performance really makes that work. It's an almost super-heroic presence. There is some funny racial stuff in that the subtext for Creed training Rocky is basically teaching him how to dance in a room full of black people. I say funny because it's kind of dumb and could only be thought up by the writer and director (Stallone), but ultimately harmless because it's not as though Rocky's newfound sense of rhythm really saves him. It's the EYE OF THE TIGER.
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    Young Justice

    I'm surprised how much of a backseat the season 2 team has taken so far, considering they were the promoted characters. That might change though just three eps in.
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    Every comic you've read in 2019

    I'm sorry for your loss Will. Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #1 (2018): Batman #62 (2018): Whatever. This wasn't a badly done comic but I did not give a fuck. People said Grant Morrison's Batman run was pretentious, but at least he had fun with the character. Nightwing #56 (2018): Decent but this storyline is going on too long. Young Justice #1 (2018): Solid stuff, but I have questions that Bendis needs to answer regarding continuity with these characters. But overall, solid. Miles Morales: Spider-Man #2: The older designs of Miles and Ganke is hella distracting. Story's so-so. Single Issues: 11
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    Episode 1044

    Appreciated the acknowledgment of Howard Chaykin's pattern of misogyny.
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    Young Justice

    THIS is the show that is the best representative of the DC World. Titans is more Snyder-ish, where this is more Nolan-ish, meaning that there's a much better tonal balance while still telling a strong story. It's very dark, but isn't mired in it and doesn't suffer for it. It's also stunning accurate to the comics. The first three episodes are heavily inspired by the first arc of the original Batman and the Outsider series by Mike Barr and Jim Aparo. I love how modern yet classic everything works out to be.
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    Every Film You've Watched in 2019

    ^Just a little?! Concur'd
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    The All-Purpose Flickchart thread

    Commando is funnier, and yet more earnest. I like Austin Powers tho
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    Every comic you've read in 2019

    Heroes in Crisis #4: Holy Shit. This is FUCK-ING AWWW-FULLL. Wonder Woman literally yells out "Suffering Sappho!" and knocks over Batman's giant penny in the Bat-Cave, causing everyone to quip in the middle of a heinous murder mystery of their friends and colleagues. Action Comics #1006: Loving this book, this is one of my favorites right now. Detective Comics #996: I think the death of the long-running supporting is questionable, but I trust Tomasi. He's doing the vengeful, angry, scary Batman way better than King though. Batgirl #30 (2018): Scott's focus on Jim and Barbara's relationship is much appreciated, but it's jarring from issue to issue. Don't think Gordon would pull a gun on Batgirl as fast as he did. Savage Dragon #241: IDK with this book anymore. Larsen's wading in some very very troubling territory, and I'm reading for the trainwreck factor basically. Single Issues: 6
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    Every comic you've read in 2019

    Killmonger #3: This story and its writing is getting better. Still some glitches for me in the reading experience. The sex scene was entirely unnecessary, despite the page full of caption boxes preaching its justification like a defense attorney. St. Louis is spelled "Saint Louis", which is weird. But Bryan Edward Hill writes a badass Bullseye. Single Issues: 1
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    Happy birthday Koete!

    Happy Belated B-Day!!!
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    Every comic you've read in 2018

    Dragon Ball: That Time I Got Reincarnated as Yamcha: An AU three-chapter volume by dragonarow LEE about a kid who seemingly dies and is reincarnated as Yamcha, a character who's general lameness in the Dragon Ball series has become so complete a meme of the franchise, it's crossed both US and Japan understanding. (Think people believing Aquaman is lame, but on an international scale). He seeks to use his knowledge of the DB franchise to survive the intense battles and hook up with Bulma. This is a blast. Short but sweet. There's a lot of time-skips which left me wanting more but what's given and the ending is terrific. LEE's art style is almost identical to 90s, old-school Akira Toriyama in a way that's nearly indistinguishable. Unlike much of the DB franchise which, since Resurrection F has more or less left me cold, this is a must-read for fans. Trade Paperbacks: 23 Single Issues: 282
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    Happy Holidays '18!

    Happy Holidays!