Oct
09
2018
2

My mini-review of Venom.

Short version:

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Oct
07
2018
1

Venom brings in an $80/$205 million opening weekend.

Didn’t expect thatVenom is turning out to be one of those flicks that the critics hate and the movie-going public maybe doesn’t; I say ‘maybe’ because Solo had a decent opening weekend* and then proceeded to go belly-up. But if Venom has any legs, Sony is going to keep going with the Spider-Verse stuff.  At least, until Disney buys them, which probably will happen in 2025 or so**. (more…)

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Oct
03
2018
7

Trying to decide on Venom.

No, I don’t know why, either.  Venom does not look promising.  The critics are largely horrified by it.  I have been, at best, open yet skeptical about its likelihood of not sucking.  And yet I am thinking about seeing it anyway.

Am I really that desperate to get out of the house this Friday? Well, possibly. Although there is that new bookstore opening up at the mall…

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Sep
16
2018
1

Venom to get PG-13 rating.

Okaayyy… “The upcoming Spider-Man spinoff Venom has landed a PG-13 rating, according to the MPAA. …Director Ruben Fleischer was eager to push the limits of what he could do with the comic book property, and it seems that this new rating means he was able to do so.”  Is the male teenager demographic really that important to this movie’s success?

:pause:

Right. Strike that. The question looked stupid even when I typed it out.  Still, this is a movie about a barely-anti-hero that goes around and, at various points in the comics, eats bad people.  Certainly the trailers imply that.  But at the same time, they kind of also suggest that nobody really gets eaten.  It is, as they say, a puzzler.

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Aug
30
2018
1

Can’t *quite* believe that Spider-Man will be in the Venom flick.

I mean, I understand the tactical surprise, here.  Having Spider-Man show up in Venom would be a lot like having That Thing That Happened In That Movie recently.  I just don’t know how they’d keep it a secret for this long, is all.  Or even if they’d want to.  When they got Spidey for Civil War, Marvel made really, really sure that you knew about it ahead of time.

Also, there’s That Thing That Happened In That Other Movietoo.  I mean, yes, obviously things will be resolved there. But trying to put Venom in the middle of the MCU’s continuity is going to be… interesting.

Jul
31
2018
4

The second Venom trailer.

I dunno, folks.

The very last bit suggests that it could be screwed up enough to be good.  I mean, they got Deadpool to work, right?  And, believe me: Venom wouldn’t have gotten greenlit if Deadpool hadn’t somehow figured out how to work.

Guess we’ll see.

Apr
24
2018
1

Tweet of the Day, I Can’t Argue With This Take On The Venom Trailer edition.

What is going on with that actor?

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Feb
08
2018
2

The Curious Incident of the Venom suit in the Venom trailer.

“There was no Venom Suit shown in the Venom trailer.”

“That was the curious incident.”

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Mar
16
2017
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The most interesting cinematic conspiracy theory I’ve seen today (Spider-man/Life/Venom).

OK, so basically Sony is going to make a Venom movie.   …OK.  You know something?  That’s fine. That could be watchable. Lord knows Sony is probably smarting at the way that it had to kiss up to Marvel to get Spider-Man to appear in the MCU; they want to make some money of their own, they’ve got the rights to Venom, it might not suck.  And, hey, it can back into the MCU the way that Deadpool kind of pretended to do with the Helicarrier and everything. So… all right.  Good luck with that, Sony. I mean it. (more…)

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