Tweet of the Day, …Worth It edition.

I cannot resist.

Tweet of the Day, This Is A Good Point About GotG/Ghostbusters.

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…and it’s one reason why I think GHOSTBUSTERS: AFTERLIFE worked better than either of the other two sequels/reboots. The first and fourth movie in that series both recognized that their heroes were in an old-school Lovecraftian cosmos — and by ‘old-school’ I mean ‘the heroes can actually win*.’ The fourth flick could have been funnier, but at least it was thematically congruent with the first.

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*I have nothing against today’s nihilist neo-Lovecraftian cosmic horror oeuvre. In fact, I read it all the time. But the old stuff did allow for more satisfying tactical victories.


James Gunn rehired for Guardians of the Galaxy 3.


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Tweet of the Day, Marvel Studios Is F*cking With Us Again edition.

Witness what a studio drunk on its own power looks like. Via Nerdbastards:

For those following at home: that is the tweet of the teaser to the trailer of the Guardians of the Galaxy sequel that is coming out in a couple of months. AND MARVEL KNOWS THAT THE CLIP IS GONNA GO FAR AND WIDE ANYWAY.  Look at me: I put it up, just like a rat with his paw on the wirehead button. Because they know.  Oh, do they know…

Guardians of the Galaxy 2 continues on, inexorably.

Thunderstorms coming, so let me make this an early night: Guardians of the Galaxy 2 is  wrapped. Apparently filming came in on time and under budget, which is not exactly normal for a movie of this size, especially when the director knows how much freaking money it’s liable to make for the film studio. Also: it’s going to be shown at Comic Con in May 2017. So if you were looking for a reason to go…

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PS: Before anybody asks: I don’t think that I can really do Comic-Con unless it was as media; and it’s unlikely that I’m going to have a third-party group pay my way for that one. Such is life.

Movie of the Week: Guardians of the Galaxy.

I’m a little surprised that I haven’t done Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy yet, but then Movie of the Week gets less love than Book of the Week. Probably because I don’t watch as many movies or television shows as I used to, but I still get in a lot of books.  Anyway: this was the film that convinced Marvel that it was unstoppable. …And, to be fair, so far they’ve been right. Anyway, if you haven’t seen this film – come on, you’ve seen this film. It has a raccoon with a machine gun in it. You are reading this site. Let’s be honest, here.

And so, adieu to Dark City.

Meanwhile, in other news ZOMG GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY.



There will be no stopping Stan Lee now.  He will do as he pleases, and Hollywood must bend to his whim, or be broken upon it. If Marvel can turn the original concept into a summer blockbuster mega-hit – and may I remind you that there is a goram talking raccoon in this picture – then they’ll be able to do anything.

Yes, even that.  The bit in the final post-credits scene.