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  1. Yeah, same. Then he watched it at school the next day. Hahaha! Martyrs/Blood Vessel: reviews forthcoming Features: 133 Shorts: 2 Documentaries: 13 Rewatches: 3
  2. Porno/VFW/Terrified: reviews forthcoming National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation: Youngest is blue he can't see his grandparents at Christmas and wanted to watch this movie the other night. I was shocked to discover I don't own it and it isn't streaming. I guess I probably could have rented it on Amazon, but it was on Blu Ray for $10 at Wall-Mart. This movie never gets fucking old. Features: 131 Shorts: 2 Documentaries: 13 Rewatches: 3
  3. P2: review forthcoming Being Frank: This is pretty much The Great Outdoors if John Candy's role was played by Jim Gaffigan and he had a secret second family. Title on IMDB is "You Can Choose Your Family." It's set in 1992 probably more to do with a lack of cellphones than any other reason, but it has a feeling of the movies of that era. Just not that funny. Features: 127 Shorts: 2 Documentaries: 13 Rewatches: 3
  4. Due Date: this is a complete ripoff of Planes, Trains and Automobiles (a genuinely perfect film and total classic), but it is still pretty great. Tons of laughs. Good performances. Better than the Hangover movies. 0.0 MhZ/Illang: The Wolf Brigade/: reviews forthcoming. Game Over, Man: dumb fun. Upgrade: I haven't seen a sci fi film this good in the last ten years. Incredible. Features: 125 Shorts: 2 Documentaries: 13 Rewatches: 3
  5. The Empty Man #2: I like the art, I like the premise, but it isn't lighting me on fire. I'm out. Typhoid Fever Iron Fist #1: what a weird minicrossover. I enjoyed it.. Uncanny X-Men #5: I'm loving this. I guess this leads right into Age of X-Man or whatever. Vampironica #5: not a bad finale. Weapon X #27: what a weird finale. Good though. X-23 #7: Can't have a storyline without a new clone, I guess. I'm getting bored of this. X-Men Red #11: great ending! Zorro Swords of Hell #2: Dumb. I'm out. Betty & Veronica #1: the set-up is a two-way misunderstanding about boys. Boring. Captain America #6: not bad. Dead Man Logan #2: really digging this. Defenders The Best Defense #1: what a fucking weird mini crossover. Haha! I don't get it, but whatever. Extermination #5: a decent ending Fantastic Four #5: a lovely issue. Freedom Fighters #1: this reads like the exact kind of shit I'd write, but it isn't hitting me heavily. I'll give it another issue. Hardcore #1: lame. Same premise as the movie Possessor with zero of the tone or thematic weight. Infinity Wars Fallen Guardian #1: lame. Infinity Wars #6: pretty unmemorable. Definitely not what you want for a crossover. Livewire #1: yeah, naw. Marvel Knights 20th #4: still weird and intriguing Megaghost #1: this is awful. Old Man Hawkeye #12: hell of an ending. Season's Beatings #1: awful Superior Spider-Man #1: it's alright. I'll give it another. The Cape: Fallen #3: finally popped off. Editing to add the stack of books on my bedside table: Harleen: Sejic was already one of (if not THE) best comics artist alive, but he also wrote one of the best things in the Bat-universe in the past decade or so. A brilliant book. The Wild Storm vol 4: We get real introductions to Midnight sand Apollo here. Solid. I guess it's done though? Is that it? Kind of a bummer. I thought there were going to be more crossover aeries like Michael Cray, but maybe sales weren't big enough. Sad, it's the best thing Ellis has done in ages. Birthright vol 8: Amazing as always. M.O.D.O.K. Head Trips: why they named the brand new miniseries about him the exact same thing as this will be confusing for people buying it in a few months in trade, but this collects some early stories of the character with some new. A few issues of Kirby's Captain America in Tales of Suspense, an Iron Man annual drawn by Tuska, and a bunch of Hulk issues drawn by Sal Buscema. Not bad. It also collects the Juan Doe FF one shot, a Marvel Adventures Avengers issue which is really fun, the MODOK's 11 miniseries and MODOK Assassin during that Battleworld thing that I gave up an issue into. But it's actually really funny to see him falling in love with Angela. The definition of a mixed bag but great overall. The Man-Thing by Steve Gerber vol 1: rereading this to follow along with Defenders Dialogue. I'm a few issues into volume 2 and I'm delighted to find volume three coming out early in 2021. The Umbrella Academy volume 3: I've sure put some money into buying a series I've only ever really liked one single issue of. Beasts of Burden: Neighborhood Watch: delightful. I wish there was more of this stuff. Swing vol 2: not quite as enticing as the first volume. Jack Kirby's Dingbat Love: this great collection collects three unpublished 70s works by the King and they're great. Yes, even the Dingbats of Danger Street have their charm, but True-Life Divorce and Soul Love are amazing. Batman: the 1989 Movie Adaptation: I read this way back when, but it still holds up. It's a great adaptation of the movie, actually. X-Factor Epic Collection: X-Aminations: fantastic. This Peter David run on X-Factor is very underrated. The art is up and down. Mutant X The Complete Collection vol 2: not as good as vol 1, but still really fun. Adding a few more: The Punisher #5: this rules. I don't give a shit. Rsenberg is officially the definitive Punisher writer for me. The guy integrates him into the regular Marvel universe like no other writer before him. The Warning #2: naw...it's a science fiction comic and apparently I don't ever enjoy those anymore. Uncanny X-Men #6, 7: This storyline is rad. So good. Weapon H #11: Still so good. Issues: 325 Trades: 20 Omnibus: 9 Graphic Novel: 8
  6. The Glorias: Not a huge fan of artsy fartsy biopics, but this one was pretty good. Julianne Moore and the woman who plays slightly younger Gloria Steinem were great. Clueless: watched this with Stacy and her girls last night. Fuck, this movie is fucking funny. It holds up incredibly well. It also mixes very broad comedy and slapstick with clever satire delightfully. Vampires vs. The Bronx: oldest is in quarantine thanks to his fast food job at his mom's so youngest and I watched this tonight. Not bad. Simple PG 13 fair. The main kid would be great as a live action Miles Morales. Speaking of... Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse: hands down the best Marvel movie. Like, there's this, there's Spider-Man 2, and then X2 and then a bunch of others in some random order because they can't compare. Features: 120 Shorts: 2 Documentaries: 13 Rewatches: 3
  7. Goddess Mode #1: not my thing, and I am not the audience. Hellboy Winter Special 2018: Why not? It was good for the most part. Infinity Wars Sleepwalker #4: I really lost steam on this one. Justice League Dark #6: fuck this book's good! Miles Morales Spider-Man #1: so very little happened in this issue that it's just not the type of storytelling I'm looking for now. Seems like a waste of time. I haven't used the term "decompressed" in reference to storytelling in a long time, but this is just overboard. Murder Falcon #3: This series is so damned fun. Outer Darkness #2: Ok, this one gets one more from me. Not the best. But I'm still intrigued. Quantum Age #5: this got sentimental really quick. Sweet issue. Sasquatch Detective Special #1: they had me with the title and lost me with the awfulness of the book. Silver Surfer The Best Defense #1: I have no idea what the fuck is happening in these books, but I need to see the last issue. Snap Flash Hustle #1: while this feels like a failed TV pitch, it is still great concept and the first issue pulled me in. I'll give it another. The Batman Who Laughs #1: Ok, somehow I got pulled into this and didn't hate it like I did that first Death Metal issue. I'll see where this goes a little bit. Issues: 295 Trades: 13 Omnibus: 5 Graphic Novel: 7
  8. Observe and Report: this was pretty funny at parts, and Ray Liotta was great. Anna Faros is great as per usual. It has one of the most shocking things I've ever seen in a comedy. Other than that, it's a pretty rough watch. All 6 live action Resident Evil Films: reviews forthcoming Features: 116 Shorts: 2 Documentaries: 13 Rewatches: 3
  9. Die Kitty Die #1-4: Dan Parent (Archie) doing fun sexy comics is good. Suicide Squad Black Files #2: not as in to the Katana story as the other magic-based one, but that tracks for my regular thoughts. Not too bad, Not as good as #1. I'll give it one more. The Freeze #1: the first high-concept sci fi comic to catch my attention in issue one in ages. I'll check out more. Uncanny X-Men #4: this shit is bonkers and I love it. Winter Soldier #1: not bad, but not good enough to read more. X-Men The Exterminated #1: not bad. Asgardians of the Galaxy #4: still really fun. Black Hammer: Cthu-Louise: Jesus, I wish this was a miniseries. What a beautiful story. I wish I had more time to live in this character. Champions #27: this series really went off the rails. Come Into Me #4: dies with a whimper. Daughters of the Dragon #2: another issue collecting two digital books (?) but this one was quite good. Doctor Strange : The Best Defence: what the fuck is happening? Fantastic Four Wedding Special: how do they not actually have the wedding in this issue? Weird. Issues: 283 Trades: 13 Omnibus: 5 Graphic Novel: 7
  10. Captain Fantastic: funny, charming, smart, beautifully acted and shot, and achingly painful. Beautiful. Watched this with the girlfriend last night and we both cried several times throughout. To say it's beautifully-acted with Viggo Mortensen is involved is obvious, and there's probably no other actor who emotes with their face as well as him, but there isn't a single actor in this movie who doesn't kill it from beginning to end., Yes, Frank Langella, and Ann Dowd, but all the kids are great too. Lovely film. Stacy also said that Viggo's character "is totally you if you liked the outdoors." Haha! Features: 109 Shorts: 2 Documentaries: 13 Rewatches: 3
  11. Naked Gun: holy fuck, this movie rules. Both sons laughed their asses off. It holds up incredibly well. Features: 108 Shorts: 2 Documentaries: 13 Rewatches: 3
  12. Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm: Sidesteps how impossible it is for him to ambush people in America anymore pretty well. I heard bad things, but I thought it was pretty great. Not as funny as the first, but this has a story, and it's a pretty good one. The real star is Maria Bakalova. Man! She's great. Features: 107 Shorts: 2 Documentaries: 13 Rewatches: 3
  13. Wish Upon: the Halloween night movie with the girlfriend. It was pretty inert throughout. Basically what you expect with a "wishes go bad" movie. Still: brings up a Chinese demon that never appears and that's bullshit. Give me a monster to look at, motherfuckers. Borat: will probably watch the new one tomorrow. But this was hilarious. Features: 106 Shorts: 2 Documentaries: 13 Rewatches: 3
  14. Knives Out: seeing Ready or Not prompted me finally watching this, and man! I could live in this cast forever. Great movie. And I generally hate whodunnits. Blood Quantum: review forthcoming Features: 104 Shorts: 2 Documentaries: 13 Rewatches: 3
  15. Fuck. That's brutal. I'm sorry.
  16. Am I the only one who's seen the horror workout video with Quigley? I mean, it's the only workout video I've seen that starts out with a shower scene and devolves into a zombie attack.
  17. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes: seriously, the only thing wrong with this movie is that its title might as well be a translation of the first film's title. That's it. War for the Planet of the Apes: brilliant. Honestly,if a green screen actor was ever going to get an Oscar, it would have had to be Serkis for this one. Features: 102 Shorts: 2 Documentaries: 13 Rewatches: 3
  18. Spontaneous: it has to be one of the best movies of the year. Underwater: this is like The Descent meets Alien underwater (duh). It's solid and occasionally surprising. Very well-acted. Rise of the Planet of the Apes: Been a while since I'd seen this one, but rewatched it with the boys last night. It holds up really well. Shocking that it's the worst of the trilogy, but it's still so good. Features: 100 Shorts: 2 Documentaries: 13 Rewatches: 3
  19. At this point, I've seen that movie, probably 30 times and the nurse station jump scare still gets me. It's PERFECT. Ready or Not: review forthcoming Features: 97 Shorts: 2 Documentaries: 13 Rewatches: 3
  20. Uncanny X-Men #3: Man, this series is killing it. I still haven't gotten to the "X of" event, but the X-books are rocking in 2019 Border Town #4: eh...kind of boring and then a hammer smash of an ending. Doomsday Clock #8: still pretty great. Grumble #1: couldn't even finish it. Hack/Slash vs. Chaos #1: Jesus, this is trash. Maybe I'll read the rest if it makes the next H/S compendium. But not otherwise. Immortal Hulk The Best Defense #1: this is great Marvel Knights #3: this was the worst of the three so far, but the others were amazing, so I'm sticking with it. Namor: The Best Defense #1: WTF is happening here? Ninja-K #14:Fuck. This has been the best run that Valiant has done since its rebirth. Looking forward to see what spins out of this. Prodigy #1: A Millarworld thing that I'll probably give another issue. Shatterstar #3: not great. I'll give it one more. Shazam! #1: this is basically a direct sequel to the movie, but they whitewashed the foster parents,, which I found weird. Still good. Issues: 267 Trades: 13 Omnibus: 5 Graphic Novel: 7
  21. The Church: review forthcoming. Hubie Halloween: this was stupid but fun. About as enjoyable as Happy Gilmore, which I've rewatched relatively recently. I still don't like Sandler, but my kids really do. Kick-Ass: this movie is fucking great. I don't care what anyone says. It's wonderfully acted, choreographed and violent. In fact, the fight choreography is some of the best I've seen in an American film in the past 20 years. Certainly big blockbuster films. Kick-Ass 2: I hadn't seen this before, but I liked it too. There's a major step down from the first film, but that's not out of the question for sequels. Dig it. Features: 96 Shorts: 2 Documentaries: 13 Rewatches: 3
  22. DC Nuclear Winter Special: last Christmas DC put this out instead of a Christmas special, because they saw 2020 coming. It's post-apocalyptic. The art is great for the most part and some of the stories are great. Daredevil #612: still pretty great. Dead Man Logan #1: not bad Fantastic Four #4: This is the most I've ever liked Dan Slott's writing. It's concerning. Heroes in Crisis #3: still good. Ironheart #1: not a fan of the art, or the character redesign. I'm out. Justice League Odyssey #3: I was really under the impression that Sejic did the art on all of these. He doesn't I'm out. Marvel Two In One #12: a sweet story of Invisible Woman and Human Torch. Old Man Hawkeye #11: really good. Return of Wolverine #3: pretty good. The Warning #1: This was pretty good. I'll give it one more. Issues: 255 Trades: 13 Omnibus: 5 Graphic Novel: 7
  23. The scene in front of the mirror was actually entirely Ted Levine's idea. He auditioned and they were like "thank you." Walking out, he was like "I did have another angle," and they were like "show us." He left the room and came back in naked with that moment.
  24. Possessor/Hellbenders/Scare Me/ The Shed: reviews forthcoming. Features: 92 Shorts: 2 Documentaries: 13 Rewatches: 3
  25. Train of the Dead: review forthcoming, but yikes. Paper Tiger: this is classic Bill Burr. So good. Lucy: somehow managed to never watch it. The premise turned me off because the "humans only use 10% of their brain capacity" thing is just plain made-up bullshit. If I recall, this was around the time of Under the Skin, so I guess Scarlett wanted to go for the "alien" character during this era of her career. It's a stupid movie, but it's beautiful. It's also very scattershot in its editing. I guess I understand what they were going for injecting the images of the wild, but it felt very unnecessary. Min-Sir Choic is always rad. Features: 88 Shorts: 2 Documentaries: 13 Rewatches: 3