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#1152 Jun 16 2017 at 8:58 AM Rating: Good
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There's been a massive casting call for X-Men: Dark Phoenix. As with all casting calls, names are just labels that aren't totally indicative of who the characters will actually be. The Hashtag Show with some speculation on the topic. They're speculating that Sunfire, Dazzler, Mimic, Karl Lykos/Sauron and Mastermind may be introduced. As well as the Shi'ar and the Hellfire Club. Dunno about specific characters, but the groups are possible since they're pretty heavily used during the entirety of the Phoenix Saga. I know I'd be giddy if they brought back Kevin Bacon, even if his Shaw was one of the most butchered characters of the movies. Only Darwin was worse, really.


Speculation that Whedon's reshoots for Justice League will involve the Hall of Justice. No word if the announcer from the old cartoon will be involved yet or the Darth Vader head Legion of Doom's swamp hideout showing up.

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#1153 Jun 19 2017 at 8:07 AM Rating: Good
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American Gods: Not really much of a reveal with Wednesday. I mean, it was pretty obvious day one. I did like all the faceless dancers with World, Tech, and Media. Real suave. Nice place to put a cliffhanger. There were so many Jesuses that I half expected a pick up truck to drive by and haul a few of them away. Dead Wife vs Wednesday should be fun. Hoping Anansi shows up more often next season.

Good timing, as American Gods goes down Preacher comes back on Sunday. Also Monday, because why not.

Edited, Jun 19th 2017 10:12am by lolgaxe
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#1154 Jun 21 2017 at 7:33 AM Rating: Good
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The Han Solo solo project has hit a bit of a snag as it's directors have been let go over creative differences. Word on the tubes is that there is already some talk over Phil Lord and Chris Miller's replacement(s), with Lawrence Kasdan, Joe Johnston, and Ron Howard at the top of the short list according to Twitter. Phil and Chris wrote a treatment for The Flash several years ago, and instead of directing they jumped at the chance to direct Han Solo. So now there's a rumbling that maybe they're crawling back to the directorless Scarlet Speedster movie.

From the realm of nightmares comes a rumor that Fox is at it again with yet another Fantastic Four movie, this time a "family friendly" take that is rumored to keep Ben Grimm and Johnny Storm but exile Reed and Sue in favor of their kids Franklin and Valeria, which is obviously lacking an infinite number of books worth of backstory but hey, let's be real here for a second. Could it really be worse than the last F4ntastic movie? More rumortastic is that Seth Grahame-Smith is behind the script for this alleged rerereboot, who you might remember as the guy that was previously attached as the writer/director of The Flash.

While Kevin Feige and Amy Pascal contradict each other on exactly where the Lethal Protector exists, there's a new rumor that Sony is going ahead and also introducing Cletus "Carnage" Cassidy into upcoming Venom movie. That's not so much a pacing issue than a whiplash lawsuit in the making. Barely introduced a new Spider-Man and already jumping into Venom and then adding Carnage on top? My neck hurts just thinking about it.

Edited, Jun 21st 2017 12:29pm by lolgaxe
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#1155 Jun 22 2017 at 8:05 AM Rating: Good
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Brian Tyree Henry and Mahershala Ali will be providing voices for Jefferson and Aaron Davis for the upcoming animated Spider-Man movie, Miles' father and uncle respectively. Brian was/is okay on Atlanta, but Mahershala definitely killed in Luke Cage. Both solid additions to what is, sadly, a movie about the least entertaining Spider.

What passed under most radars, mine included, is that during the Black Panther trailer that is actress Nabiyah Be standing next to Michael B Jordon's Killmonger, and she's portraying Tilda Johnson / Nightshade. It was confirmed yesterday on Twitter by the actress' sister. Would have been a nice Easter Egg to have noticed in the movie instead of Twitter, but genies and bottles and whatnot. No word if she's survived Marvel's NDA Sniper Team.

Ron Howard officially directing the Han Solo spinoff. Now if some other movies could find directors (at all) as quickly as this project did we'd have no reason to be concerned for them. Talking to you, DCEU.

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#1156 Jun 22 2017 at 5:20 PM Rating: Good
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The Mist tv series starts up tonight on Spike TV. 10PM EST.

Based on the Stephen King story. Like the Movie, but probably better (could it be worse? Maybe. But it'd have to try hard).

I am slowly trying to catch up on 40 days of DVR backlog, but video games cut into that time. Got Flash and Supergirl done. about 4 or 5 episodes each. So lots of stuff, but overall they were good enough to keep me interested.

My DVR is still half full...

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Not a bad start for The Mist. Other than being full of cliche characters. Gay Emo friend of the HIgh School Girl. Jock with a sheriff father who rapes the girl. Drug dealer with a hidden cache of money. Overprotective parents that can't agree on how to raise their kid.

At least the first bitchy woman gets killed off quickly.


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#1157 Jun 23 2017 at 8:13 AM Rating: Good
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Not a bad start for The Mist.
Not even five minutes into the show and they kill a dog. Smiley: mad

Edited, Jun 23rd 2017 10:13am by lolgaxe
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#1158 Jun 27 2017 at 7:42 AM Rating: Good
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Preacher: First, why isn't the Hardwick aftershow called "Speacher"? Seems like a completely lost opportunity. Anyway, everything was pretty much over the top as expected, though if I had anything to really complain about it was that yet another dog was killed. As much as I liked the Saint of Killers, what I'm really waiting for is The Grail to appear, and especially Herr Starr. Mostly to see just how much of what happens to him in the comics finds it's way on screen because, simply, I doubt a lot of it can possibly show up even if were HBO, much less AMC.
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#1159 Jun 28 2017 at 9:06 AM Rating: Good
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Julian Dennison cast in Deadpool 2. He was great in Taika Waititi's comedy The Hunt for the Wilderpeople so as far as I'm concerned he's a welcome addition.

Wolverine in The Greatest Showman trailer. Not exactly what I was expecting, but at the same time even I'm not exactly sure what I was expecting. Looks like something I'd see.
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#1160 Jun 29 2017 at 8:07 AM Rating: Good
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Trailer for Jumanji 2. Looks more interesting than I initially thought it would be. Enough to watch on basic cable, I guess. I like how the "ancient technology" of board games has been less anciented into what looks like an Atari with graphics that are three or four generations advanced for it. I'm sure the geeks won't find exception to that.


Trailer for The Inhumans. Lockjaw doing his doggy teleportation thing is neat, but that was about it. Hopefully they show the first Imax movie as episodes on ABC. Don't feel like I'd see this in the theaters either.


Michael Mando instagrammed a picture confirming that he'll be playing Mac Gargan, the Scorpion in Spider-Man: Homecoming. While the Lego is in costume, no real confirmation whether he will suit up or not, or if he'll be anything more than a transitional Easter Egg, since there are rumors he'll also show up in the Black & Silver spinoff.

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#1161 Jun 30 2017 at 7:34 AM Rating: Good
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Rosario Dawson, pretty much only known as Claire Temple in the Marvel Netflixverse, has departed from the New Mutants movie where she was going to play Dr Cecilia Reyes, but apparently has already been replaced by Alice Braga. Also in the X-Verse, Evan Peters will return as Quicksilver for X-Men: Dark Phoenix, so expect a third musical montage. Also Lamar Johnson has joined the project, but no word on who he will portray.

To noone's surprise Patty Jenkins will return for Wonder Woman 2.

Rick & Morty returns July 30th, and has a new trailer. Some new clips with several clips from that horrible horrible April 1st stunt.
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#1162 Jul 05 2017 at 7:27 PM Rating: Good
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Preacher: Eugene broke Hell. So turns out he didn't kill a girl who rejected him. The girl was an emo bitch who friend zoned him and in death by suicide, ruined his life. I'm curious if his situation actually broke the Hell Projector. Or if it's just a coincidence. The guard didn't seem all that surprised that it stopped working. So I guess it happens often.

Also, was Tulip's mob boss guy Bruce Willis? I couldn't make him out in the next episode preview.


Fear the Walking Dead was better this season so far. Mid Season finale next week.

Saw Despicable Me 3 over the Holiday. Liked it more than 2. Though 1 was better I think.

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#1164 Jul 06 2017 at 7:37 AM Rating: Good
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Preacher: The guard didn't seem all that surprised that it stopped working.
It wouldn't be hell if all the equipment worked. Probably a crew of Tech Demons cursing their existence having to constantly repair things. I'm mildly curious what Hitler's hell is like. I want to look it up, but either way whoever they got to play Herr Starr is a dead ringer for the guy. Makes me feel a little bad for the torture the guy is about to go through for who knows how many seasons.

Some casting news for Luke Cage 2. Joining Luke, Misty, and no doubt Claire because she's the Stan Lee of the Netflix shows will be Mustafa Shakir as John McIver "Bushmaster," and Gabrielle Dennis as Tilda Johnson the "Deadly Nightshade." Bushmaster is being described as a "natural leader, brimming with charisma, whose mission is focused on Harlem and vengeance." Tilda is "a brilliant, holistic doctor with a complicated history in Harlem where, as much as she tries to stay far from trouble, it seems to always find her." Though there's some speculation rumor talk about how Gabrielle is going to be the current current incarnation of the character, who last week dressed up as an alternate reality Nighthawk (who himself was so much a Batman proxy that even his costume could confuse you at first glance.) who apparently died off camera panel. Me, I doubt that.

Spider-Man: Homecoming tonight. People are saying some good things about it, but people are on average stupid so we'll see. Again, I'm bias so crank whatever I write back about a peg or two to get an accurate interpretation. Just off the trailers and promotional materials and toys I'm already digging the Ben Reilly "Scarlet Spider" inspired costume.

Edited, Jul 6th 2017 9:41am by lolgaxe
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#1165 Jul 06 2017 at 8:40 PM Rating: Good
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Stan Lee's wife died yesterday at the age of a billion. Pretty sure Stan Lee's immortality had something to do with it. Also in the movie news, apparently Jeremy Reinner broke both his arms on the set of Avengers: Infinity War. Which seems like quite the injury for an archer.

Spider-Man: Homecoming Reaction: More thorough to follow tomorrow. Better than both Amazing Garfield-Man and at least two of the Tobey-Man movies. Pretty much exactly as one would expect a high school age Peter to be. The inexperience and awkwardness really add a nice depth to the movie. Lots of little Easter Eggs. Lots. Obviously stick to the end, totally worth it.

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First, let me air my grievances. Top of the list is that Aunt May has no excuse being as hot as she is. I'm so accustomed to the little old biddy that has a heart attack when someone so much as sneezes that it's kind of unnerving to see Melissa Tomei in the role. Like incest hot. That's just not fair. And the movie makes it a point to remind you of it. I also don't care what anyone says, including the script, but that was not Ned Leeds. That was Ganke Lee, Miles Morales' best friend from the Ultimate universe. There's no real reason why they couldn't just call him Ganke and be done with it.

Next, no Uncle Ben. Lots of fighting over Peter's need for a real life and the responsibility thrust upon him by the spider bite, but thankfully this was not an origin movie. They mention the spider in passing, but beyond that it's just two months after Captain America: Civil War. Not even a flashback ... unless you count some of the PSAs, which in themselves were absolutely hilarious. Well, that's not quite true, the movie starts basically after Tony recruits Peter for the fight in Civil War up to a bit of the fight itself, but no more flashing back.

Keaton's Vulture was extremely complex, but well written and believable enough in his motives to be thoroughly enjoyable. Probably the next best thing to Loki at this point. Marvel tends to have issues with their villains, and for once this one wasn't just a place holder for plot advancement. Likewise, Holland's Spider-Man was exactly what you'd expect of a 15 year old with super. Highly inexperienced and bullheaded, making one bad decision after another.

I was kind of curious who they were going to throw into the love interest role, because you really can't do a high school movie (much less a Spider-Man) without some kind of unrequited love interest. Thankfully it was neither Mary Jane or Gwen Stacy, but definitely a name that has popped up numerous times in the books. "Michelle" was amusing, but pretty transparent that she was pretty much Mary Jane. MJ was aloof to deal with her family issues which pretty much translated to "party girl" back in the 70s, and Michelle is pretty much the current equivalent, so I wouldn't be surprised in the least if future installments of this series doesn't address that.

I get what they wanted to do with Eugene "Flash" Thompson, but it just didn't do anything for me. The new bullying thing is cerebral and less physical so they wanted a jerkass Flash, which he certainly was. Just not my cup of tea.

The jokes were well spaced, unlike Guardians of the Galaxy 2 where if you weren't expecting it it would feel overwhelming, and the story was paced well enough that the story never felt like it was either dragging or racing to plot points.

I'm still debating whether I liked it more than Spider-Man 2, but there's very little denying (for me. Remember: bias) this reboot is better than at least four of the last movies.

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#1166 Jul 07 2017 at 7:55 PM Rating: Decent
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Actually, Renner fractured his right elbow and his left wrist while filming “Tag.” Some movie I've never heard of and probably won't watch.

As to Spiderman, I'd give it a solid 7.5/10. It was funny, Holland was good, fat friend Ned was good, love interest Liz was sort of there, Flash was terrible. The action scenes got the job done, but were nothing to write home about. The Vulture was a pretty boring villain. He had a half decent justification for his criminal behavior, but the big shocking twist that he was Liz's father was needless, not to mention, not terrible shocking. Speaking of shocking, Shocker didn't last long. At least his jacket looked the part.

It was a fun fairly light hearted movie that set up Holland as a different but very likable Spiderman, but we already knew that from Civil War. I would have liked to see a little more, but what was there was worth watching. The second end credits scene is a sort of funny, but if you have to hit the bathroom, you won't miss any important story line tidbits.
#1167 Jul 10 2017 at 10:45 AM Rating: Good
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I did see Spiderman over the weekend. And enjoyed it. I didn't think they overplayed the "Hot Aunt May" thing much. A few jokes in the beginning, then they moved on. So is Peter going to move on to the one loner chick as his love interest next?

I think my next movies will probably be Planet of the Apes, Valerian, and Dark Tower.

Not sure if I'll see Atomic Blonde when it comes out or not. I usually watch those types of movies when they come out on the movie channels or air on FX.

I did see a trailer for Daddy's Home 2. I did not think that movie would have done well enough to make another. I watched it on TV on day a while back, while funny, not something I'd visit the theater to see. Jumanji 2 looked a little disappointing. Guess I was thinking they'd just rehash the storyline with a trapped person like they did in Space Jumanji a while back. I thought I read somewhere that Karen Gillan's character was supposed to be someone trapped in there from a young age, but this trailer had her (and the others) just being video game avatars for the players of this "VR Jumanji" game.
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#1168 Jul 11 2017 at 8:35 AM Rating: Good
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If I were to check out another movie that doesn't involve colorful tights and nonsensical storylines I'd probably pick Dark Tower.

Kevin Biegel officially announced that Milana Vayntrub will be Squirrel Girl and Derek Theler will be Mister Immortal in Freeform's New Warriors. Which is weird because they're both Great Lakes Avengers X-Men Avengers, but whatever. They'll be joining Jeremy Tardy (Night Thrasher) Calum Worthy (Speedball) Matthew Moy (Microbe and Kate Comer (Debrii).
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#1169 Jul 18 2017 at 9:23 AM Rating: Good
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Summer is pretty bleak as far as news is concerned, since all the blockbusters are done and just waiting to be released.

Four members of Thanos' Black Order, with Super Giant seemingly on vacation. Ebony Maw, Proxima Midnight, Corvus Glaive hiding behind a giant Infinity Gauntlet, and Black Dwarf.

So here's James Franco as Tommy Wiseau in a movie about the making of The Room called The Disaster Artist. People keep calling The Room as the worst movie ever, but at the very least Birdemic and Troll II were far worse. Though that doesn't really lessen just how bad The Room was. Oh hi Mark.
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#1170 Jul 19 2017 at 7:41 AM Rating: Good
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Walton Goggins signed his name on the dotted line for a key role in Ant-Man and the Wasp. I'd speculate either Crossfire or Eric O'Grady. Both are the types of characters Goggins tends to be cast for.

AMC to continue their tradition, as The Walking Dead will be returning October 8th with their 100th episode. Considering that particular milestone, Glenn died in issue 100 so will someone die in episode 100?

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#1171 Jul 21 2017 at 8:08 AM Rating: Good
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According to Noah Hawley, the guy in charge of FX's Legion, he's working with Fox on a film involving Doctor Doom. Even considering Fox's track record I'm still intrigued with the idea. No word if it's a Fantastic Four movie or a straight Doctor Doom flick.

DC's Shazam finally has a director in David F. Sandberg. He's worked on Lights Out and the upcoming Annabelle: Creation.
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#1172 Jul 24 2017 at 7:42 AM Rating: Good
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Bunch of Comic-Con trailers.

Justice League.


Justice League for four minutes.


The Defenders. Oh look, another hallway.


The CW shows leading to a Black Lightning trailer.
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Lockjaw The Inhumans.


Gifted. Now with 42% more correct link.


The Defenders + Punisher Reveal, or more appropriately known as The Stan Lee Trailer.


Thor: Ragnarok International Trailer 2. Now with 14% more Thori the Hel Hound. Looks like the Hulk persona has some merging with Banner. That's Surtur revealed at the end, who will be voiced by Clancy Brown.


Death Note Light meets Willem Dafoe


Michelle Pfeiffer will be Janet Van Dyne, the original Wasp in Ant-Man and the Wasp. Hot. Also joining the cast will be Hannah John-Kamen as Ghost (a neat villain), Walton Goggins will be Sonny Burch (A Cross Tech chairman. We'll see.) and Lawrence Fishbone will play Bill Foster, aka Goliath (Kind of an "old" choice for the character, so I'd assume an acquaintance of Hank Pym before retiring). That's quite the cast.

Little bit of confirmation involving Captain Marvel. It'll be a period piece, set in the 90s, and the Skrulls will be involved. If you don't know who they are, they're a bunch of green, ridge-chinned shapeshifting aliens, who were kind of involved with the Silver Surfer Fantastic Four movie. Some concept art of Brie Larson as Captain Marvel fighting what appears to be some Kree Jobbers. As I said since this project was announced: As long as they don't use that stupid helmet I'll be fine with pretty much whatever direction they go.

Iron Fist and Daredevil both got renewed for another season, no surprise. Though Iron Fist did get a bit of a creative shakeup behind the scenes by picking up a different showrunner. Buck is out, and Raven Metzner is taking over. He worked on Sleepy Hollow, so I imagine extreme hype with lackluster payoff.

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#1173 Jul 24 2017 at 6:45 PM Rating: Good
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I'm looking forward to those shows (Gifted, Inhumans) more than I am Justice League.

That Trailer for Thor Ragnorak was the first one I've watched so far. It is so... colorful. Makes me think of a Scooby Doo movie where KISS is going to show up and start singing. The villain even have spikey helmet thingies. Seems that GotG is rubbing off on the other Marvel Universe movies.

I did not care for last week's Preacher. Kind of boring. Hope they make up for it tonight.

The Mist... why did they make the mother such a horrible character? The worst kind of stereotypical female character.

Rick and Morty finally starts up this Sunday. They've only shown S3 Ep1 about 2,500 times since April 1st. I do like that Trailer song though.

My local theater has been crappy with the last couple weekend showtime schedules. No Noon or early afternoon showings for Valerian or Planet of the Apes, so I haven't gone. Looks like I'll wait until August 4th and see Dark Tower. Maybe I'll invite my parents. Give my mom a preview of the (potentially) new Randall Flagg. She's keeps asking me every couple weeks about The Stand movies ever since I told her of the possibility of them making them. She wasn't too keen on the idea of Mcconaughey possibly playing him. But maybe he'll do a good enough job in Dark Tower.
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#1174 Jul 24 2017 at 6:46 PM Rating: Good
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Guess I'll just get used to doing this now. Since it's every time I post. Not sure what changed.

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#1175 Jul 25 2017 at 8:37 AM Rating: Good
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I did not care for last week's Preacher. Kind of boring. Hope they make up for it tonight.
I'm a little disappointed with how the Saint of Killers storyline has been going, but now that he's been incapacitated for the time being maybe they'll dig into the Holy Grail and Herr Starr, which I'm hoping gets really outlandish and over-the-top.

The first four episodes of The Defenders seems to have been released to reviewers, and from what they're saying they start slow to pick up but enjoyable, and most notably that while Finn Jones still doesn't look like an expert martial artist he is doing better here than in Iron Fist. The Hallway Fight™ is talked about being particularly well done, as to be expected, with each of the four main characters displaying their own distinct fighting styles. And that the hallway itself is actually well lit.

For whoever is interested, Daniel Craig will continue being Bond into at least the next movie.

Ready Player One trailer I forgot. Easter Eggs: The Movie.


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#1176 Jul 25 2017 at 10:53 PM Rating: Decent
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So, Ready Player One. I just don't get the hype over this. A work buddy wouldn't shut up about the book to the point that he eventually brought in his copy and practically forced me to read it. It wasn't terrible, but it also wasn't very good. The writing was amateurish, the plot was painfully cliched and predictable, and most of the characters were shallow as f*ck. I suppose all the '80s nostalgia bits were fairly well researched and weren't terribly implemented, but that only carries so far. Honestly, the entire thing felt like '80s based fan fiction that got out of hand. The trailer for the movie version didn't do much for me either.
#1177 Jul 27 2017 at 8:50 AM Rating: Good
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Yahya Abdul-Mateen revealed what his Black Manta costume will look like in Aquaman.

Keith David joins the cast of Freeform's New Warriors in a yet unnamed villainous role described as "a caustic municipal employee who butts up against the hopeful energy of the New Warriors.". Which sounds about as evil as Newman from Seinfeld, but Keith David has a great voice so that alone is worthwhile. Might be better than I initially figured it would.
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#1178 Jul 31 2017 at 12:02 PM Rating: Good
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First look of Zazie Beetz as Domino in Deadpool 2. I can't say I'm not disappointed at the decision to completely abandon source material for the sake of political correctness, but Zazie is a pretty good actor in Atlanta and if the script is any good then I'll just bite my lip over it. So, ignoring the SM I'll say that she does look good in the outfit.

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#1179 Aug 01 2017 at 7:11 AM Rating: Good
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Preacher was good. Herr Starr was a refreshing change to the last few episodes. When he grabbed the golf club(? I think) and beat the guy. Then his "romance". And the predictable ending of the test with him shooting the last competition. I did not actually think he was going to kill the head guy that way until just before it happened as they panned away from the balcony.

Dark Tower. A lot more trailers and snippets playing this week. And one of the snippets I saw had shown twin children. That is a good / bad sign. It's one of the better books of the series (probably my favorite), but it's also book number 5. Which means they really are going to mash up all seven books into a blender here and pour out this hour and a half long movie. Guy in charge did an AMA apparently, and said that he wanted more movies, with the missing characters. But if this first movie covers so many aspects of the books, I cannot imagine sequels working well. The characters he claims to want to add to sequels are kind of key characters in the events he would have already covered. I think he just did those answers on the AMA to appease the questioners, knowing that another film is likely never happening.

I'm still going to watch it Saturday.
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#1180 Aug 01 2017 at 7:56 AM Rating: Good
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When he grabbed the golf club(? I think) and beat the guy.
I lost it when he walked back on screen with the golf club and started waling on the guy. And that episode was just to introduce the character. Pretty good, got the spirit of the character at least. Everything else about the episode was pretty forgettable.

Hartley Sawyer has been cast as the Ralph Dibney, the Elongated Man for the next season of The Flash. Dibney is a detective with Mister Fantastic-like abilities to stretch his body. He'll be joining Neil Sandilands as The Thinker, Kim Engelbrecht as The Mechanic, and Danny Trejo as Breacher, who I know even less about but come on. Danny Trejo.
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#1181 Aug 02 2017 at 7:38 AM Rating: Good
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Jessica Chastain confirmed on twitter that she'll be playing Lilandra, the Shi'ar Empress and main villain of X-Men: Dark Phoenix. Also on twitter, Dave Bautista says he'll be playing The Eternal Warrior for the Valiant Shared Universe. Didn't even know Valiant still existed, but all the more power to them. They're also making Shadowman, Harbinger, and Bloodshot movies, the last possibly starring Jared Leto.

Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen adds Mr Wednesday Ian McShane as Professor Broom, the main character's adoptive father.

Roughly sixteen days until Netflix's The Defenders releases.

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#1182 Aug 03 2017 at 7:33 AM Rating: Good
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So the annual CW Cape Crossover event has been announced for November 27th and 28th. Supergirl and Green Arrow, followed by Flash and Legends the next day. The crossover is introducing Jes Macallan as Special Agent Ava Sharpe, who is "A hard working agent for a secret branch of the Federal Government (the Time Bureau) dedicated to the regulation of time-travel and the protection of history. She is very smart and incredibly ambitious and always believes she is the smartest person in the room. She is often quite ruthless in obtaining her goals and her drive for perfection has left many discarded friendships (and relationships) in her wake."

Here's a better look of Zazie in costume. Hopefully this is beta and not the final.

From what I'm reading about The Dark Tower it sounds like it's a good enough movie for casual movie-going but not much of a franchise launcher.
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#1183 Aug 04 2017 at 9:18 AM Rating: Good
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Teagan Croft has managed to secure a coveted role of series regular Raven in Greg Berlanti's upcoming Titans show in 2018, which will be on a "direct-to-consumer digital service." Robin/Nightwing should be named soon enough, and I'd assume Starfire, Beast Boy, and Booyah Cyborg won't be long after. Croft is 13, so I imagine everyone except Cyborg will be around that. Cyborg, of course, will be in his 40s.

Season 3 of Legends of Tomorrow will apparently be more occulty than sciency, and there's rumors that Matt Ryan will be brought in for a guest appearance or two. He's a great Constantine and it stinks that the best they can do with him is a yearly cameo. Also rumored is that the Kree will play a role in Season 5 of Agents of SHIELD. It's about time we get some more answers over the blood.

Some reviews are in for The Inhumans and according to them it's "atrocious," and "Scott Buck's worst work." I'm kind of not surprised after those trailers.

Unrelated, Netflix has announced a brand new true crime series called American Vandal, which will be an eight half-hour episodes series about the aftermath of a costly high school prank that left twenty-seven faculty members' cars vandalized with phallic images. Yes, it's satire.


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#1184 Aug 04 2017 at 5:15 PM Rating: Good
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The 4 part "Night Begins to Shine" TTG episode wasn't that bad. But Cartoon Network can seriously start showing something other than TTG now.

I am still going to see The Dark Tower tomorrow. But I know I won't like it as anything based on the books. The other day when I thought I noticed twins during a trailer I was half paying attention to, turns out it was two twins, the same ***. And that part in the books I thought it was based on, the twins are always opposite ***. That piece in the trailer was apparently just a reference to the twins in the Shining. So... nothing good so far.

Voltron Season 3 on Netflix today. I liked the first two seasons enough, I'll tune in and watch this one.

The Mist: If I'm not the only one watching... Part of me thinks that the *** friend is the one that poked her while she was passed out, in some sort of self hating confusion. He seems to be into self hatred. Some subtle hints as he was confessing his sins to the priest. Or as he watched her father describe what he wanted to do to the person who raped his daughter. But both scenes have other explanations given. He was playing the priest for the keys, he was truly shocked by the father's words, etc. I still think it'd be a good twist if the jock really didn't do it, and the best friend who did it.

The priest being taken out by the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse was a nice touch.

Still hate the mother's character though. I hope she doesn't make it.
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#1185 Aug 05 2017 at 3:09 PM Rating: Good
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Dark Tower: I enjoyed like... the middle 50% of the film. And the ending was rushed. Seems clear they did it so it would sort of "stand alone" if nothing else comes from it. Disappointing. In the end it was less "Dark Tower" and more "Stephen King Name Drop: The Short Film".

Theater had technical difficulties and only got to see a couple trailers. They reset things and took about 25 minutes to get the movie playing. So they ended up fast forwarding thru most of the trailers to catch up. Only notable one was Stephen King's IT. At least that one is an easier adaptation. Only a single (if very long) book that's already been adapted to film.

Even people who know nothing / care little about the Dark Tower series will likely find this movie rushed and disappointing.


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Looks like Dark Tower is getting a TV series. But it will cover one of the Flashback books in the series, Wizard and Glass. Which covers an adventure that Roland had in his very early Teen years. It was up there on the top of my list of books. Wolves of the Calla being top of the list, and Wizard and Glass being second.

They say that Idris is committed to the series. I hope that he's not the "main Roland" though. I'd hate to have that story rewritten to cover a middle aged Roland instead of a Teenage Roland. That would just ruin the feel.


Also, Voltron Season 3 was good. But too short. Half the length of the previous seasons. But very little filler. 4th season isn't very far out either. Sometime in October. Seems more like a "part 1 and part 2" of Season 3, but they did call it Season 4 in the trailer.

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#1186 Aug 07 2017 at 7:21 AM Rating: Good
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First official look at Brolin as Cable in Deadpool 2: Electric Boogaloo. And a closeup of his face. Definitely offsets the disappointment I feel in Domino. Evangeline Lilly took a picture before filming of Ant-Man & The Wasp starts. Thems some jacked up arms.

So this is a thing.


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First official look at Brolin as Cable in Deadpool 2: Electric Boogaloo. And a closeup of his face. Definitely offsets the disappointment I feel in Domino.


At first I thought that was Michael Rooker.


Preacher: Zagnut Bars and Duck Tape Toiler Paper. For what it's worth, the few times I've had Zagnuts, I enjoyed them. I'm liking Hell.

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Preacher: I'm feeling like Hell's Waiting Room is kind of bringing down the whole image of Hell for me, but that Advanced Hell section certainly was brutal. Hopefully this B-Story leads somewhere, unlike in the books where Arseface is pretty irrelevant to the goings-on of the main narrative. The rest of the episode was painfully drab.

Batman vs Two Face gets a release date. Adam West's last voice role as Batman will be released October 17th.

Karl Urban confirmed that he's talked to the people in charge of the Judge Dredd TV Spin-Off show Mega-City One, stating "I am in discussions with them about that. I told them that if they write the material and give Dredd something to do and give him a function, I will be there. I would love to." I thought he was a good Dredd, so having him back would be a definite plus.

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Mist: Very surprised that my impression of the gay friend turned out correct. Didn't think they'd actually make him a bad guy. Turns out he did rape the girl and frame the jock. But not out of sexual confusion. He straight up hated the jock and didn't want his friend to like him. So he did it so she would end up hating him.

Mother still worst character in show.
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TirithRR wrote:
Mist: Very surprised that my impression of the gay friend turned out correct.
I expected he was going to be a bad guy of some sort (I kind of expect it of everyone in this show), but I didn't expect that.

According to Joe Morton, who plays Cyborg's father in Justice League, some of the Whedon reshoots revolve around the middle-aged-guy-pretending-to-be-a-teen to lighten the movie.
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I know that with Ray [Fisher], the young man who plays Victor, there were some adjustments that they made in terms of the tone of that character. I think what I heard was that there was a need from the studio to lighten up the film in a way, that the film felt too dark. I don't know what that meant in terms of how it actually got translated in terms of the reshoots but that's what I heard. That's what I thought some of the reshoots were about.
I'm expecting more Booyas.
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lolgaxe wrote:
I'm expecting more Booyas.

I'm expecting the entire footage to be dubbed over with Khary Payton's voice.

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Does this mean instead of double posting, now it will give us this error? I guess that's better than double posting.

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I got a triple post the other day so I wouldn't bank on it.
Tim Miller about Arnold Schwarzenegger's role in Terminator 6 wrote:
Yeah, you got to ask yourself, ‘Why did they make these characters look and sound like Arnold? There has to be a reason. So yeah, it has flashed through my mind that there has to have been a prototype. There has to have been a guy who’s DNA was harvested from – that they grew the organic outer layer that they grew the Terminator from…and that presumably was a real person at some point. Now, the question is, did that person have some sort of meaning to Skynet on WHY they chose that one (Arnold)? Or was it like a whole rack of Terminators and the one that happened to be the Arnold model just happened to be closest to the door going out to the time displacement center and all the others looked different? I’ve asked myself these questions but it’s never been resolved…so stay tuned!
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Set photo leaked on reddit for Ant-Man & The Wasp, this time a van that is an Easter Egg slash Homage to a van in Nick Spencer's recent Ant-Man book. Which, hell, that book was great so I hope they take more from it. I'd squeal in the theater like a schoolgirl if they brought in Grizzly. From this we can speculate that Scott's new job for the next movie is to test people's security systems and possibly upgrade them afterwards. Also X-Con: Antony Unknown

Final trailer for Friday's The Defenders.

Speaking of Friday, The Hitman's Bodyguard looks like the kind of movie I'd enjoy but not in a theater.
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It’s an interesting predicament. To put [the Punisher] as the central character is interesting, I think that my big struggle with him is that one of my biggest kind of things that I’m always fighting for on set is, I always want to preserve the essence of Frank, and have the right and be bold enough to really turn my back on the audience, and not do things to win the audience’s favor, but rather stay true to the character and the essence of who he is.

So I think that’s the real challenge: being bold enough to not make him too heroic, at least ‘heroic,’ is important to me. That being said, I think there’s Frank Castle inside of everybody, I think being a father and being a husband, he’s a character that I deeply empathize with.
Have I mentioned how much I like Bernthal as the Punisher? Might be the best thing to come out of the Netflix franchise.

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Preacher: For a rape scene that was ridiculously tame. I wasn't expecting graphic, since it is AMC, but I'm sure they could have done more. Now I'm concerned about how they're going to deal with Allfather D'Aronique and the Messiah. I'm guessing we're just going to skip DeSade altogether.

"Strong" rumor has it that Halston Sage from The Orville is in line to play Dazzler in the upcoming X-Men: Dark Phoenix flick.

Marvel Studios has apparently hired Geneva Robertson-Dworet to replace Meg LeFauve and Nicole Perlman as the screenwriters for Captain Marvel. LeFauve and Perlman were hired back in April 2015, but it seems LeFauve's work on Disney's Gigantic kept them from ever finishing a script for Carol.

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Preacher: For a rape scene that was ridiculously tame. I wasn't expecting graphic, since it is AMC, but I'm sure they could have done more.


The whole thing seemed so out of character. One big joke. From what Herr Starr previously had been shown to be, how would he have let that happen? We already know he's some bad *** willing to do anything to climb the power ladder (side note, seems like he now has his eye on becoming God? No God means there's a spot to fill...). He was more than capable of killing all three men the moment he realized what they were there for. Yet he let's them bend him over, and stays there rolling his eyes in an "Oh boy, look what silly situation I'm in?" way...

I get the whole thing was a joke. He wanted to have some rape-play with some hookers, and instead has some male prostitutes bend him over. Karmic-justice type comedy. But it was so out of place for that character even with what little we had seen of him in the series so far.

Also, I'm disappointed that we didn't get to see where "holding a stick of butter under your chin" and "how long can you hold your breath" was leading to...
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Preacher: For a rape scene that was ridiculously tame. I wasn't expecting graphic, since it is AMC, but I'm sure they could have done more.


The whole thing seemed so out of character. One big joke. From what Herr Starr previously had been shown to be, how would he have let that happen? We already know he's some bad *** willing to do anything to climb the power ladder (side note, seems like he now has his eye on becoming God? No God means there's a spot to fill...). He was more than capable of killing all three men the moment he realized what they were there for. Yet he let's them bend him over, and stays there rolling his eyes in an "Oh boy, look what silly situation I'm in?" way...

I get the whole thing was a joke. He wanted to have some rape-play with some hookers, and instead has some male prostitutes bend him over. Karmic-justice type comedy. But it was so out of place for that character even with what little we had seen of him in the series so far.

Also, I'm disappointed that we didn't get to see where "holding a stick of butter under your chin" and "how long can you hold your breath" was leading to...
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The whole thing seemed so out of character. One big joke.
It's kind of his shtick. Comically bad things happen to him that are out of his control. Really, really bad things. If memory serves the next thing to happen is an incident that leaves him with a scar.

Sasha Lane will play Alice Monaghan in the Hellboy reboot. From what I remember she's an Irish girl who was kidnapped as a kid by fairies and eventually rescued by Hellboy and she retains some magical abilities. Julian McMahon has found his way onto the Runaway set as Jonah, "a pivotal player in the main characters’ rebellion against their parents." He was on Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency, and more embarrassingly was Doctor Doom in the 2005 Fantastic Four. Kirk Avocado Acevedo has been cast as Richard Dragon, a martial arts expert in the DCverse, as next season of Arrow's big bad. Also in casting news, Freeform is looking for two more people for Cloak & Dagger.
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[Pastor Francis Diaz] – Recurring Male(25-40)

Pastor Diaz didn’t always intend to become a man of the cloth. Struggling with many demons, Francis Diaz joined the military looking for guidance and stability. But he found himself in religion, becoming a chaplain and pursuing advanced degrees in theology and education to try to discover his own humanity. Still without answers but armed with a position at a prestigious prep school, Pastor Diaz is now helping sculpt young minds. As a school counselor and priest, Diaz is a rock to Travis and sees a lot more in the boy that he would be comfortable admitting. Oppressed by the collar, he leads more through words than example as he still struggles daily with the chaste life he has chosen. Try as he may, Francis still finds himself slipping. He can’t escape his own deep shame. To pay penance, he forces himself to witness the life he could have had, seeing the love that got away. Pastor Diaz is constantly seeking redemption in spite of the fact that he’s not sure he deserves it. But it is in his raw humanity that we see the hand of God. RECURRING

[Bailey Callahan] – Recurring Female (30-37)

A self-possessed woman in her 30s, Detective Bailey Callahan comes off as cold or unfriendly upon first impression. Her New York sensibilities have hardened her from being too friendly or open, setting her apart from her Louisiana counter parts. Accustomed to working in a man’s world, Callahan isn’t looking to be “one of the guys.” She isn’t going to let a room full of men dictate how often she changes the color of her fingernails (almost daily). She won’t meet expectations of women cops as ball busting bitches. The rest of the station need to find their way to her impression of the world, not the other way around. Callahan believes in justice and doesn’t thing that anyone should be above it, including other cops. Especially other cops ... RECURRING
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I was watching Cartoon Network yesterday after work. They have a new show about a kid growing up in a world where super heroes / villains are common (varying in strength / importance). But there was an old retired villain who started up a fight, and most of the lines said during the battle where actually lyrics from songs from Linkin Park, System of a Down, Korn, and Evanescence. Turns out the character was voiced by Jonathan Davis from Korn. And one of the other characters mocked the music with a "Was this really what we were like 11 years ago".

But then I thought. Some of those songs were from like... 1998. Almost 20 years ago. Then I almost felt old. Then I realized I was watching cartoons, so I felt like a kid again.



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I think I had those pants. And by had I mean they might still be deep in my closet somewhere. I've been meaning to check out OK KO, but every time I try to watch Cartoon Network it's Teen Titans Go and I just can't take hours upon hours of that. That clip definitely makes it more appealing.

The Defenders is on Netflix, and between that, a little We Happy Few, and family my weekend is pretty much entirely accounted for. Also there's a nice Punisher teaser.


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