Aug
03
2020
1

In the Mail: SS-GB.

I picked SS-GB up because – well, this is actually kind of entertaining. A couple of people on Twitter got exceptionally pissy just because I made the perfectly reasonable observation that Philip Roth’s The Plot Against America was such a godawful book and crappy alternate history that I couldn’t finish it, which gets funnier and funnier the more I think of it. I mean, why the hell do they care if somebody thinks a book is awful*? Anyway, I forget how I found out that the BBC actually made a miniseries based off of Len Deighton’s SS-GB (which was an infinitely better alternate history novel**); but I did find out, and I purchased it accordingly. And here it is! Hope it doesn’t suck.

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Aug
03
2020
0

SHANG-LI AND THE LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS resumes production.

In Sydney, Australia. Better late than never, hey? Supposedly this one is going to have the actual Mandarin, instead of the Mandarin from Iron Man 3 (I’m just going to flat-out admit that I liked Iron Man 3, okay*?).

Moe Lane

*Look, I’m not saying it was Arrival. But I wanted what it gave me, and I particularly enjoyed the decade-long pander that was the MCU. I’m not gonna get mad that a popcorn movie came in and did the job it was contracted to do.

Jul
29
2020
0

The ET Honest Trailer.

…Oh, that was perfect. You’ll know what I mean when you see it.

Jul
29
2020
1

The “Well, THAT was rude” THE PALE DOOR trailer.

[Edit: Just for the record, it doesn’t look like THE PALE DOOR is going to be a BAD horror movie. I just feel that the villains of it are demonstrating that they have made poor unlife choices.]

(Via GeekTyrant) I suppose that there may be extenuating circumstances not present in the trailer for THE PALE DOOR. But as presented, the response seems… intemperate. And ultimately self-defeating, surely?

I mean, obviously yes it’s a horror movie and a supernatural one at that. But really: if this is how you treat people who have done you a favor, then it’s no wonder that nobody will ever do you any favors! Next time, try enlightened self-interest. It’s not perfect, but it’s rarely stupid.

Jul
27
2020
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TENET to get a staggered release date.

August 26th abroad, September 3rd here. And September 3rd is probably not going to be the release date around here, because I live in an area where coronavirus cases have gone back up*. GeekTyrant’s assuming that spoilers are going to happen, and I can’t say that I disagree, there.

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Jul
27
2020
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Tweet of the Day, That Poor Man edition.

I have the security system set to vaporize any copy of the 2019 version that comes within five feet of the house. I had argued twenty, but that wouldn’t have been appropriate, apparently.

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Jul
26
2020
5

Man, my KIDS are gonna love ‘Such A Beautiful Day.’

My KIDS. When they watch Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Candace Against the Universe, next Tuesday, August 28th on Disney+. Oh, I’m sure that I might catch a bit or two, since it’ll be on and everything.

I wonder when exactly it drops on August 28th, though. You know. Simple curiosity, and all that. I mean, would it be available at, say, 00:01 AM? And which time zone? It’s an interesting theoretical question.

Jul
23
2020
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The TRUTH SEEKERS Amazon series trailer.

TRUTH SEEKERS looks fun.

I like Simon Pegg and Nick Frost’s stuff, in case you didn’t know that already. Watching them have fun on TV for a season or so sounds like it would be fun. And, of course, they’re both big ol’ geeks so that’ll be a plus.

Jul
22
2020
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Jul
21
2020
1

Oh, nice: COBRA KAI coming to Netflix.

I saw the first episode of COBRA KAI, but I have enough streaming services as it is. Happy to finally get access to it!

(H/T: GeekTyrant)

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