Tweet of the Day, Why The HELL Was I Not Notified Of This? edition.

This was literally the only reason I wasn’t planning to see the new Top Gun flick. The only reason. Now it’s back on the rotation…

Via @presjpolk.

The ANDOR teaser trailer.

Ain’t gonna lie: ROGUE ONE is my favorite movie of the new bunch of Star Wars movies. Which is not a hard bar to clear, but I thought it was legitimately good. And surprisingly resistant to being Disneyfied*. I’m inclined to see what ANDOR does with itself.

*There’s just something entertaining about the way that the production crew expected the Mouse to come in and point out the logical implications of the plot, and its rather dramatic effect on possible sequels. But the Mouse never did. One must treasure these brief, shining moments of artistic integrity, in an uncaring world.

#commissionearned

The John Carpenter’s THE THING’s 40th anniversary theatrical release.

Two days: June 19th and 22nd. I just need to figure out which day will be easier to schedule. Get tickets here.

Tweet of the Day, This Is Not Incomprehensible… edition.

…it’s just vaguely stupid.

Seriously, I know that now that I’m in my fifties I’m supposed to be overwhelmed by future shock, or whatever the term is. But this isn’t gonna do it. I understand perfectly what happened: some crystaljock jacked some data, sold it to a gonk via a fixer, and now this mediaposter thinks the gonk somehow owns the data and can get away with telling the corpos where to stuff it.

This is not hard. And, at that: it’s barely cyberpunk.

The strategically pixelated THOR: LOVE AND THUNDER trailer.

Worried that THOR: LOVE AND THUNDER might be a solemn affair? Concerned that the general ‘Jack Kirby drops some acid but was able to maintain’ vibe of the original might have been an one-time thing? Unsure whether Chris Helmsworth has gone off the Marvel boiled-chicken-and-Sisyphus exercise routine?

Then do I have a trailer for you.

It’s dumb and I love it.

Tweet of the Day, That Episode Was Genuinely Lovecraftian edition.

And definitely Delta Green-ish, too. If you still have Netflix, it’s fifteen minutes’ worth of icepick-style cosmic horror. Worth a watch.

The “NO! DUMBASS! DON’T WISH FOR ANYTHING!” THREE THOUSAND YEARS OF LONGING trailer.

YOUR ACADEMIC INSTINCTS ARE SPOT-ON, MADAM. DO NOT WISH FOR ANYTHING. I DON’T CARE IF HE LOOKS LIKE IDRIS ELBA.

The amazing thing is, the character in THREE THOUSAND YEARS OF LONGING knows this. And clearly she’s going to do it anyway. I may even go see this film, if only to see if she does the smart thing with said wish. Because there’s only one way out of this kind of mess.

“I wish they’d make something DIFFERENT.” :monkey paw’s finger curls:

Well. It’s certainly different.

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