Sep
25
2017
1

Tweet of the Day, …Inconceivable*! edition.

I once woke my sister up from her nap just because the Inigo/Six-Fingered Man fight scene was coming up. She forgave me for it, of course. It was necessary.

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Sep
20
2017
8

The ‘Wonder Woman’ Honest Trailer.

Honest Trailers gave Wonder Woman a fair assessment, I think.

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Sep
19
2017
3

Netflix nicely cease-and-desists a Stranger Things pop-up bar.

My first reaction: “What’s a pop-up bar?” I don’t know this because I’m old (for the purposes of this discussion), have never been particularly hip, and genially loathe the nearest major metropolitan area to me*.  Anyway, Netflix found out that there was a Stranger Things-themed pop-up bar, and they managed to find a way to warn  the owners that “the Netflix lawyers will rip them into a parallel dimension and suck the life from their bodies” (if the pop-up continues, unsanctioned) without actually sounding like jackwagons:   (more…)

Sep
18
2017
0

The Jack Ryan series trailer for Amazon.

It’s an interesting technique that they’re using here; you can see what the theme of what Jack Ryan will be without Amazon saying a word. I’m also fascinated at the thought of a Tom Clancy movie that doesn’t jump through hoops to avoid admitting… ah, yes, never mind. Let’s just say that this appears to be accurate in a way that the The Sum of All Fears movie could not be.

 

Sep
18
2017
1

Tweet of the Day, It’s Hard To Argue Against This edition.

Assessment: true, alas.

The rule of thumb is that pop culture comes back around every twenty years — much like the ravenous Pennywise who awakens every twenty-seven years to feed.

In fact, contemplating It as a metaphor for nostalgia itself kind of works.

Sep
16
2017
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Movie of the Week: Wonder Woman.

Sure, it comes out next week (on International Talk Like A Pirate Day, by the powers!), but if you’re going to use Wonder Woman as a quick-and-easy Christmas present for your nieces or whatnot you might as well order it through this site.  Besides, it was a good movie.  And a good superhero flick, which is not exactly the same thing.

And so, adieu to Kong: Skull Island.

Hmm.

Hey! (more…)

Sep
15
2017
2

Tweet of the Day, Jamie Lee Curtis Returns To The Halloween Series edition.

So they’re making another Halloween movie.  Yes, Jamie Lee Curtis’s character died onscreen in the 2002 movie in this series.  And apparently they’re just going to ignore everything that happened after Halloween 2 and go on from there.

Which isn’t what of interest to me.  And what is?  Well, I’m gonna be honest, here.  The phrase ‘won the genetic lottery’ comes to mind:

Sep
15
2017
4

*Finally* saw ‘It.’

Short version: It – heh – Did Not Suck! Always nice when that happens with a Stephen King movie. If you like the book, this adaptation will not grate on you.  Even if you were originally raising an eyebrow at how they broke up the book.

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Sep
14
2017
2

As God is my witness, I plan to go watch “It” tomorrow.

If I don’t see it tomorrow, I won’t get a chance until next week.  Besides: third time’s the charm, right?  I mean, technically I could have not actually gotten my new phone Wednesday, and maybe I could have rushed to the theater today and left my newly-fixed computer in the car, but either way it seemed more grownup to not try to force my schedule to conform. But tomorrow is free and clear, so I can go see It.  Surely this will be possible.

Surely.

Moe Lane

PS: Yes, I’m quite keen to see what happens tomorrow, too.  I’m worried that it’s going to be a meteor strike, or something. Not that a meteor strike wouldn’t be cool, but I’d rather that I not endanger others in all of this.

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Sep
14
2017
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Shocker: they’re making John Wick 3.

May 17, 2019.  Spoiler warning: it’s not actually a shocker. John Wick 2 performed better than John Wick, and the critics were all pleasantly surprised to see how much It Did Not Suck.

And then there’s this: “We want, not so much to go bigger on the third one, but to show you more of the intricacies of the world… I think it would be a mistake budget wise and creatively to just go big and blow up a freeway. That’s not our gig.” If John Wick 3 actually goes for a self-contained trilogy that actually resolves Wick’s character arc in an internally self-consistent (and likely permanent) way then we’ll have gotten something rather nice out of the deal.  I don’t want to make it sound like I hate popcorn movies; I love ’em. But it’s always nice to get a story.

Besides, this way we might get a cool video game out of it. You know my arguments on this topic already, I’m sure.

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Sep
13
2017
2

I’m sold on Disney/Pixar’s Coco, methinks.

I don’t know if Coco is a ripoff of The Book of Life or not — I never got around to seeing it* — but the friendly dead could have been right out of Corpse Bride, and I am very fond of Corpse Bride.  Plus, of course, Spanish guitar.  There’s gonna be tons of it. Which more or less means that I’ll go watch it.

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