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  1. So it turns out that if you combine Star Wars and Lord of the Rings and Raiders of the Lost Ark and H.P. Lovecraft and Edgar Rice Burroughs and slather a huge coat of Marvel all over everything, you get Aquaman, the biggest, noisiest, gloriously dumbest movie I've seen in years, and it was an absolute blast.
  2. This might honestly have been the best movie I've seen all year. Yeah, it pushed the "I like Spidey" buttons, and the script was funny and clever, but as someone who pays way more attention to animation than most people, this was one of the most original pieces of animated work I've ever seen. And HOLY SHIT, the post-credits. I'm still in the middle of "Yes, finally, they bring HIM in" when he winds up... where he winds up.
  3. I can't imagine that Arrow's going to be around too much longer; I assume the CW needs another "I can't believe its not Batman" show in the pipeline.
  4. It wasn't just the theme song; that was the Kent Farm set, wasn't it? Is Hoechlin supposed to be grownup Tom Welling?
  5. The fact that the Skrulls are in Captain Marvel makes me think they have some kind of pathway in mind.
  6. Yeah, this has been making the rounds for a week or so now. We have yet to hear anything from either Chibnall or Whittaker, and "professional TV producer wakes up one day to discover the Beeb can be hard to work with" is an interesting take, but neither does this sound totally out of left field. I'm not panicking yet.
  7. This has been very clearly coming for a very long time (it was heartbreaking to see the shape he was in at the C2E2 autograph line). His name was one of the first things I ever learned to read.
  8. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Stan Lee is dead at 95.
  9. In no particular order: Superman '78 Captain America: The First Avenger Adventures of Captain Marvel Captain America: The Winter Soldier Thor: Ragnarok Spider-Man 2 The Avengers Avengers: Infinity War Black Panther Batman '66
  10. The HBO Watchmen adaptation has gone to series.
  11. Gerard Jones has been sentenced to six years in prison for possession and distribution of child pornography.
  12. James Gunn has been fired from Guardians Vol. 3 following the resurfacing of older tweets he made when he was kind of a shithead.
  13. I guess I'd throw in Larry Lieber. He's certainly not a big name, but he's credited as co-creator of Iron Man, Thor, and Ant-Man. This is enormous. Not only did Ditko give us Spider-Man and Doctor Strange (as well as The Question, and Squirrel Girl, and Lord knows however many I'm not thinking of), but his storytelling and imagery were unmatched. I could look at his work in Strange Tales all day. Damn.
  14. Is Stan the last man standing?
  15. Dan

    The Music Thread

    I LOVE Moon Safari.
  16. Solo: Fun. Not great. Not even sure if it's good. But it kept me relatively entertained for it's far-too-long running time, and Donald Glover doesn't need another plug from me, but yeah, he's easily the best thing here.
  17. That needs to be better known for many reasons, not least of which is the utter meltdown a certain corner of fandom is certain to have. In all sincerity, though, it's awfully good to hear that. I'm pleased he's in a place where he can be open.
  18. Not even kind of. He has another mega-franchise in Jurassic World, but they've given him the "beloved cinematic icon with a decades-long career" credit. He must have a hell of an agent.
  19. Loved it, can't wait to see it again and drag Wendee to it. One big question I had:
  20. SIM-bee-oat and SIM-bye-oat are both considered correct, although Marvel properties have only ever used the former.
  21. The only show I can think of offhand that I don't see there is iZombie.