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#1102 May 04 2017 at 8:47 PM Rating: Good
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Finally got around to watching Gotham from this week. At first I thought the monk who was sorta-not-really "training" Bruce was the same guy who played Stick from daredevil. But it appears they are not.
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#1103 May 04 2017 at 9:58 PM Rating: Good
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I got to the theater late so I missed the trailers. A little disappointed in that.

Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol 2 - The short and long of it is that it's basically the same as the first, but with everything amped up. It's not really trying to do anything new, but building on what it already was. So if you liked the first movie, you'll like the sequel. If you didn't like the first, then you won't. There are a lot of sub plots to juggle, a couple work and a couple don't. Drax x Mantis, Rocket x Yondu, Gamora x Nebula, Peter x Gamora. Hell, there's even a sub-sub plot with the Ravagers. The first two were the best. Mantis' and Drax' interactions were absolutely great, and Rocket and Yondu were just heavy on the feels. The second two not so much. They just felt like they were added to balance out the other sub-groups so everyone had a bonding experience with someone else. Groot was just kind of there. He's tiny and adorable. We get it. We got it with the first trailer. Move on. Also 90% of everything involving the Sovereigns felt like last minute decisions. Not necessarily bad, just felt weak or unneccessary. The end credits that people still walk out on were amusing, though only one could possibly be considered a lead-in to a sequel. The rest are just nice little Easter Eggs. The first one is the best.

It worked for the movie, but the purist in me raged against the lineage reveal. It's something that has been introduced into the universe so they don't have to deal too much with explaining it, and it does make sense. In a space sci-fi kind of way. Doesn't take away from the movie or anything, just a nitpick. I do appreciate the lengths they went to explain how Ego was a planet, though. Ego Spores aren't exactly an easy thing to make a movie about, so gotta give them credit on that.

The ending is pretty sad, so get ready to think up excuses to explain why you've got tears.
If I were to rank it, I'd put it somewhere above the original but below the last two Captain Americas.

Promo group image for The Inhumans. Medusa looks ... well, absolutely horrible.

A Otis Dhanji has been cast as young Arthur Curry in Aquaman. No need to look him up, this is pretty much his first flick. Only really mentioning it because Man of Steel had a young Clark, Dawn of Justice showed us a young Bruce seeing his parents die for the umpteenth time, and one of the Wonder Woman trailers shows young Diana listening to her mother telling a story about the gods so it's looking like a trend.

Edited, May 5th 2017 12:04am by lolgaxe
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#1104 May 04 2017 at 10:14 PM Rating: Good
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I prefer going to mid day releases... But until Labor Day ("Summer") the local theater doesn't open until 4pm on Weekdays. So while I have tomorrow off, I won't be able to watch GotG 2 until 4 pm when they have their first showing.

I usually go on the weekends at Noon-1pm, but since I'm traveling this weekend, either I have to wait a whole week and see it next Sunday, or watch it in the afternoon tomorrow. Which I'm sure will be packed. (Which is why I prefer mid day showings, far fewer people).



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I enjoyed the movie, but as usual, not the movie theater. This time I was surrounded by people with some pretty offensive BO.

No Dark Tower trailers shown. I was a bit saddened since I had heard some theaters had received "Trailer 2" and "Trailer 3" to show.

The latest Pirates of the Caribbean. "Pirates of the Caribbean, More people out to get Revenge on Jack" (I'm sure it will be fun. I think I've liked all of them, even though I just wait for them to come out on TV).

Spiderman Homecoming Trailer was mostly just Peter being an awkward teenager with a fat friend. And hugging Tony.

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (or what ever subtitle it is). Seems to me like a movie with potential that won't go over well. Like that John Carter Mars movie. First time I saw the trailer I thought the girl was Christina Ricci. But I don't think it is. Haven't bothered looking up who it is.

Transformers movie had a Girl-Power trailer. I'll probably see the movie, but overly cliche girl power cliches are a bit eye rolley to me.

Defenders commercial/trailer shown (during the pre-trailers "Get here early to listen to us talk about stuff" time)


Movie itself played out as expected. No real surprises Except when I thought Nebula killed Yandu right in the beginning. I really avoided looking up stuff about the film and even avoided TV spots during shows. So for a moment I really thought Yandu had died then.

Baby Groot was overused. Though apparently some people didn't think so. When he presses the right button, a woman in the row ahead of me actually yelled "YES!" and threw her arms up in a "Touchdown" signal. All I could think when she did that was "Did you really expect anything else?"

I don't know enough about the source material to know who/what Adam is.

Predictable, or surprise free, doesn't mean bad.

Stan Lee's cameo with the Watchers seemed to say something about him (Been around forever, sitting back and just watching it all happen). Kind of hoping they don't actually show up in the movies. Just stay in the cameo scenes like that.


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#1105 May 05 2017 at 7:47 PM Rating: Decent
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I'm Mary Poppins ya'll.

#1106 May 06 2017 at 9:31 PM Rating: Good
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I'm Mary Poppins ya'll.


That was a good part.


Samurai Jack: Is that an ancient, mystical sword with the power to defeat Aku in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me?

Part of me thought "Jack, you were fighting along side her naked for most of the series." Then I remembered that Jack doesn't know that Ashi's black outfit previously was not actual clothing.

The prisoners didn't break out of their cells. The one big prisoner freed during the crash broke in to their cells and ate them all.
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#1107 May 08 2017 at 7:34 AM Rating: Good
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I felt like every Michael Rooker scene was great.

American Gods: Was that Scully as I Love Lucy? Also I love Cloris Leachman. Her and Czernobog are my favorite characters. Not that there are a lot of characters to choose from yet.

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Jack: Is that an ancient, mystical sword with the power to defeat Aku in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me?
The last few episodes I'd have argued that they weren't flirting, it was just people seeing it as such. Can't do that no more. Not a huge fan of the ship. Guess I still got my fanart.

End of Tomorrow 2 has a title: Live, Die, Repeat, and Repeat.

Final Wonder Woman trailer that aired during something or the other that was on MTV. It's definitely epic.
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#1108 May 09 2017 at 7:40 AM Rating: Good
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According to Mike Mignola, Hellboy is going to be getting an R Rated reboot with Neil Marshall directing and not Ron Perlman as the title character, but David Harbour. I mean, I'm glad Hellboy is coming back, but not Perlman? That's a bit disappointing, especially since the man has regularly brought up reprising the role.
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#1109 May 09 2017 at 9:56 PM Rating: Good
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Central Time Zone sucks.

(How do people enjoy TV when it starts so early...)

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DVR obviously... but Hotels tend to lack modern TV features.

Edited, May 9th 2017 11:58pm by TirithRR
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#1110 May 10 2017 at 8:16 AM Rating: Good
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Flash: Even with amnesia Barry has access to the Speed Force

It's weird seeing Cut-throat Bitch acting like Felicity-Lite.

According to the Defenders costume designer Stephanie Maslansky, Sigourney Weaver's character is "the head of an ancient organization which is grounded in the comics. I hope that her wardrobe reflects that kind of ancientness. I hope I haven’t said too much. I hope Marvel doesn’t come after me." I'm guessing that before she was shot by the Marvel Snipers in charge of keeping leaks in check what she means to say is that Alexandra is similar to The Crane Mother Madame Gao in that she's immortal and the leader of the Hand. I mean, a lot of the Netflix shows kind of feature the Hand so it'd be weird for her to be the head of a different ancient organization. Some people are already overreacting to the whole "white person leading ninjas" rumor. But, as unlikely as it may be, if it isn't the Hand then the one I'd guess would be the "Secret Order," which was a splinter group from Hydra. Well, a splinter group of a splinter group, but semantics. There's also a faction of the Hand that's composed of women only called The Nail (get it? Hand? Nail?), including a homicidal cheerleader but I'm kind of doubting that.

Promotional image for a new TV series, Judge Dredd: Mega-City One. Could be neat.

Official teaser for Fox's The Gifted. Full trailer on Monday.
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Neat, Deadpool cartoon. I wonder if they'll get Ryan Reynolds or if they'll go with Nolan North, who regularly voices Wade.

Edited, May 10th 2017 1:03pm by lolgaxe
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#1111 May 11 2017 at 7:22 AM Rating: Good
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CW gave an official series order to Black Lightning. No word on time slot or whether or not the character will be introduced in either Supergirl's or Arrow's universe or it's own. Can't imagine it'd be Legend's, since the entire premise is about a retired hero returning to the cape business. Well, I guess he could show up as a "before he retired" episode.
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#1112 May 12 2017 at 7:40 AM Rating: Good
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After years of speculation and rumormongering, it appears that that it has been confirmed that Anya Taylor-Joy will portray Illyana Nikolievna Alexandria Rasputina and Maisie Williams will be Rahne Sinclaire in Josh Boone's X-Spinoff New Mutants. That would be Magik and Wolfsbane to the uninitiated. The Hollywood Reporter also says that the rest of the team will consist of Danielle Moonstar, Sunspot, Cannonball, and Warlock, and that the studio is "making a concentrated effort" to find ethnically appropriate actors for the roles. So a Native American, a Brazilian, a Hillbilly and a Robotic Space Virus respectively. THR's Borys Kit also states that James McAvoy won't be reprising as Charles Xavier, and that Nat Wolff won't be Cannonball. Hoping the next rumor confirmation is in the movie's plot being The Demon Bear Saga.

Buzzfeed (I know, I know) released a list of renewed and canceled shows. Most notable is that Agents of SHIELD are still in the game, after the move to a death time slot. A little disappointed APB sunk in one season, I was kind of enjoying it. But that's Fox, they just needed more airtime for another Gordon Ramsay reality show. Kind of figured Sleepy Hollow was gone after the last season finale. And NBC is spinning off Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update as it's own series so basically Last Week Tonight with a higher budget and numerous network restrictions that 45 will tweet about every week. Powerless is officially out, but no word on whether or not the final episodes will air.

Rob Cohen, director of The Fast and the Furious and xXx movies, has signed on to film a pair of superhero movies: Razor and its sequel, Stryke. The only comics more quintessentially 90s than these two books is probably Spawn. Razor is about a young woman named Nicole Mitchell who turns to the life of a vigilante after her father and sister are murdered -- using her martial arts skills and deadly wrist blades to achieve violent justice. All things considered, pretty good fit for someone like Cohen.

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#1113 May 13 2017 at 9:29 PM Rating: Good
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Samurai Jack: I did not expect them to make Ashi an actual daughter of Aku. I figured it'd all have been a crazy lady. But Ashi's mom drank Aku's finger juice.

Doesn't look like this will end the way I'd have guessed.


One episode left. And it's only a half hour (including commercials).
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#1114 May 15 2017 at 7:45 AM Rating: Good
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One episode left. And it's only a half hour (including commercials).
I'm guessing the last episode is going to have Jack choose between using a portal to return to the past to take out Aku there, or for him to stay and rescue Ashi, effectively abandoning his mission, family, countrymen, etc to remain in the future. Of course he'll stay with Ashi.

Besides thinking I should bite the bullet and read/listen to the book, I'm also thinking that in American Gods that Shadow isn't a regular human. All these deities are vying for his attention in one way or another. I'm guessing he's the god from the first episode that tormented the vikings before they were rescued, which would explain why Wednesday is all about recruiting him. Wednesday really is a fun character. Not that it made any sense, but the whole Djinn scene I kept singing lines from Never Had a Friend Like Me. The overall moral of the show seems to be never fuck a divine being.

WB is doing the same thing with Wonder Woman that they did with the rest of their cape movies: Delaying the review embargo until the last possible minute while releasing a slew of twitter reviews. I think that about drains any curiosity I had in wanting to see it opening weekend. And if you look for signs, there was a NASCAR race with a Wonder Woman car that crashed and burned over the weekend.

Full length trailer for The Gifted. Looks more interesting than what I imagined "Mutant Family Drama" it is billed as, though that son character is way over acting.


Joss Whedon might have killed his mother.
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#1115 May 16 2017 at 7:48 AM Rating: Good
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So someone on reddit says they have inside information on Justice League. You know, grains of salt. Multi-tier spoilers. Copied directly from the thread.
- Superman's body was taken before the events of the film and was revived by Darkside(He meant Darkseid), he's not familiar with the character.

There was alot of unfinished cg scenes so they showed the storyboards for those scenes with voice over. The vfx was not completed in most areas either.

For most of his screen time Superman is bad and does wear the black suit. He doesn't have a mullet or beard, his hair is just a little longer than usual.

The villain(Steppenwolf) goes rogue. In the final battle he defeats & kills all of the league except Flash who travels back in time to prevent it. Steppenwolf is sent back to Darkseid where he is killed by ''lasers''(Omega beams), this is the only time we see Darkseid. He said the cg wasn't completed so it was some guy in a mo-cap suit acting next to green screen and vfx lasers.

Aquaman steals the show. Mera joins the league in the final fight. During the opening battle(Which reminded him of Game of Thrones apparently) a green lantern fights against Darkseid's army.

- Each character has their own story arc except WW who he felt was forced into it. Aquaman's arc is about returning his motherbox to Atlantis, Cyborg's arc is about his connection to a motherbox, Flash's arc is about the speed force(He said they explain it perfectly), Batman's arc is about forming the league & Superman's arc is about the codex in his blood.

Aquaman lives in a lighthouse, he refuses to be the king of atlantis.

Flash is only able to time travel 3 minutes into the past. In the end Bruce gives him a new armored suit that will help him to go farther.

WW returns to Themyscira after a century because she will die if she doesn't, amazons are only immortal if they remain on Themyscira. We see her mother Hippolyta.

Superman has about 30mins of screen time. He's bad for at least 15mins of it. Steppenwolf convinced him that during the battle of Doomsday(He doesn't actually call him that) Lois was killed, Batman had a chance to save her but he saved himself. Steppenwolf says ''He killed your world, now kill his''. There's a little short fight between Batman & Superman, Superman wins and is about to kill Batman when Lois arrives(Flash).

- The parademons impregnat hosts, similar to Aliens. I found this very interesting and horror like. I wonder what he meant by it exactly but I trust Snyder's vision(He has great detail).

Steppenwolf is a pretty intimidating villain, a little intense at times but underused(Makes sense since the focus is on the league).

When Steppenwolf goes rogue he takes Superman to the scout ship to extract the codex from his blood, this is also the scene where he fights Batman and Flash brings Lois to stop him. Superman is alot more happy after the final fight, more ''hopeful'' I guess you could say. The final shot is of him in the red & blue suit watching over Metropolis(Apparently it's a great visual shot).

To convince Superman of joining him Steppenwolf uses his axe to create a fake holographic projection of Batman not saving Lois. Superman continues to think about whether or not he's wrong but Steppenwolf just shows him the fake images again.

When Superman becomes good and Steppenwolf retreats to the parademon hive for the final fight, the league discuss in the scout ship. Cyborg hacks into the scout ship computer and finds some kind of hidden AI, he activates it(Apparently says Booyah) and it's none other than Jor-el from MOS. He gives them the information they need about Darkseid and what he wants with the motherboxes. Superman asks why he didn't tell him before, Joe-El reveals Darkseid has been at war with kryptonians for thousands of years, if he had told Kal about him in MOS he would of gone searching for him, giving Darkseid the one thing he wants ''the codex'' to create a new & powerful army. Steppenwolf wanted to create the army on his own to exact his revenge on Darkseid and take Earth for his own, he thinks Darkseid is nothing without him.

Gordon has 3 scenes, he namedrops Joker & Harley when talking to Batman, but what he really says is ''The clown and his *****'', meant for humor."
Sounds like a lot of BS to me.

First look at Spider-Man: Homecoming's Michael Chernus as The Twinkier, and a look at Michael Keaton as the Vulture with the facemask off, which makes him look remarkably like Bird Person from Rick & Morty.

I think we can all agree, whether we like or dislike the toyline, that we all need the custom Yondu as Mary Poppins Funko Pop figure.

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#1116 May 16 2017 at 8:57 PM Rating: Good
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I caught up on American Gods. My cable subscription has been good for something at least. Free watching on their websites.

Episode 3 was unexpectedly funny. I liked the interactions between Wednesday and Shadow. Like the marshmallow scene, "Why are you talking to me about Marshmallows.... Ya I like Marshmallows". All the different Jesuses. How Mexican Jesus was an illegal immigrant.

I do think Shadow is a deity. Just not aware of it. Being the one that was present when the vikings first arrived in North America would be a likely scenario.

As for Scully playing Lucy. When she asked "Do you want to see Lucy's tits?" I was hoping Shadow would say "yes."


I hope to see more of the Leprechaun. But most of the characters are good. And I really like the whole drive behind all these gods to be remembered and have worshipers.


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I tried to catch up on SHIELD before the finale tonight, but missed it. But did catch up on everything up to the finale. Seems like this whole season is just "Why are the hot ones always crazy?" I liked the teaser leading into the finale. Now I'm sad that I didn't get it in time and have to wait til tomorrow to watch it.

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#1117 May 17 2017 at 7:30 AM Rating: Good
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Lyla, The Flash wrote:
I couldn't let Iris die knowing this could save her.
Bitch, your not giving it to him is literally why Barry had to steal the McGuffin in the first place. Time travel is really wonky in the DCCWverse. Barry can change things in time at a whim except something as important as Iris? He saved Cop Dad Joe the first time he time traveled, and saved and killed his mom like a dozen times. And god the Legends of Tomorrow change time every episode like it's nothing.
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Now I'm sad that I didn't get it in time and have to wait til tomorrow to watch it.
Long and short is that SHIELD always seems to have decent season finales. Goes to show that shooting Talbot in the head isn't all that effective an idea. Some definitely metal kills, from what looks like the show dumping the last of their budget for this finale. Hate that the predicted "Mack won't escape unscathed" came true though Hope disappearing in his arms was well done. Equally disappointed that the "Ward downloads into an LMD" theory didn't happen (Or has it? DUN DUN DAAAAAAA). Yeah, Coulson becoming the Spirit of Avengence was boss, and looks like he sold his soul for it.MFW Robbie can use Doctor Strange's Sling Ring Teleport. Radcliffe was a great addition to the show and it's a shame to see him go. All the side jumping and such made things interesting. Also reasonably sure that was a Sonic Immobilizer from Iron Man 1 used at that resteraunt. And if it wasn't, I'm head-canoning that it was anyway. As far as that last scene, I am almost 1,000% certain we're Agents of S.W.O.R.D. now. ABC revealed that The Inhumans will air on Fridays at 0900pm, and once it's eight episode season is concluded AoS' next season will take over the time slot.

Unrelated, but there was a commercial for Valerian and I swear the song was Gangsta's Paradise which I thought was absolutely crazy. So I looked it up. While my sanity is still questionable even on my best days, at least this isn't a sign of my crazy.


Wreck-It Ralph's sequel has a title: Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2. I'm guessing it'll be about the spread of emulators. I'm pretty sure I'm a month or few late to this one.

Aquaman adds Black Power Ranger Ludi Lin as Murk, the leader of the front-line army of Atlantis known as the Men-of-War and a long time friend/ally of Aquaman.

She's Mary Poppins y'all.

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#1118 May 17 2017 at 10:40 AM Rating: Excellent
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#1119 May 17 2017 at 4:16 PM Rating: Decent
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Seth McFarline has new show coming to Fox called The Orville. It's basically a Star Trek parody starring Seth McFarline, pretty much just playing himself. Here's a preview:



I chuckled a couple of times. I might give it a chance, but since it's on Fox, I don't expect it to last long.
#1120 May 17 2017 at 5:17 PM Rating: Decent
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I caught up on American Gods. My cable subscription has been good for something at least. Free watching on their websites.

Episode 3 was unexpectedly funny. I do think Shadow is a deity. Just not aware of it. Being the one that was present when the vikings first arrived in North America would be a likely scenario.


Yeah. I think he is as well. Not sure yet whether he's someone very new, or someone very old. But there must be something about him, else both sides wouldn't seem to be trying to recruit him. I'm assuming at this point that it was his power that destroyed the techbots/whatever thingies. It was interesting that the girl on the roof mentioned that he was once protected by the sun, and now he was protected by the moon (don't remember precisely what was said)? The name Shadow Moon is interesting in this context, given that it would seem to be referring to an eclipse, which would involve both things.

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And I really like the whole drive behind all these gods to be remembered and have worshipers.


I've never read the book. One of my friends, however, was really really exited about the series (I was kinda on the fence about watching it, until he recommended it). It's his favorite Neil Gaiman book, apparently. It does appear as though the concept for the gods is that they are more or less manifestations of man's "worship" throughout time. I'm assuming that the twist here is that man's placement of importance on new things (technology, communications, etc), has caused new "gods" to appear which are aspects of those things. And, of course, would lead to a conflict with the old gods, many of which may range from "nearly forgotten" (the old fertility/mother goddess that keeps eating people), to "remembered, but not so much worshiped" (Wednesday and others like the various mythologies that everyone knows), to "actively worshiped" (Jehova, Alla, Jesus, apparently in multiple aspects, etc).

I'm really enjoying the story so far. Don't yet know what the heck's going on though. Not sure if that's good or bad. I suspect, given that this is just the first 3rd of the book, and there's only 8 episodes, that this first section will probably just introduce us to the concept of the story, and the conflict (a bit), and perhaps some reveal about Shadow Moon (maybe). Assuming a somewhat classic three act style story, that is, this is the "introduction" act. It's looking so far like this will be enough to wet people's appetites for the second and third seasons (I hope!).
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#1121 May 17 2017 at 7:41 PM Rating: Good
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American Gods:

gbaji wrote:
It was interesting that the girl on the roof mentioned that he was once protected by the sun, and now he was protected by the moon (don't remember precisely what was said)?


I thought it was a reference to the Leprechaun's coin he had tossed on his wife's grave? She gives him this coin as protection, which I assume was what allowed him to beat Czernobog at checkers the second time around, or at least assisted. And she says not to toss this one. I think it's supposed to be a mate to the coin Leprechaun is now looking for.
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#1122 May 18 2017 at 7:55 AM Rating: Good
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It's basically a Star Trek parody starring Seth McFarline, pretty much just playing himself.
I think if I accidentally saw it I wouldn't change the channel. Wasn't a fan of Million Ways to Die in the West.
gbaji wrote:
It's looking so far like this will be enough to wet people's appetites for the second and third seasons (I hope!).
Starz has already greenlit a second season after a decent premiere, so there's that.

CBS' Star Trek: Discovery first trailer.


CW's Black Lightning traier. Looks like a combination of tech and natural powers. I'm also relatively sure that while they might not cross over, they are using Barry Allen's lab and Jitter's sets in at least the trailer.


CW released their Fall Schedule, which showed they're moving Riverdale to Wednesday and Arrow to Thursday following Supernatural. Kind of a weird move, because now there's a break in the "Superhero Block" of shows, but seeing as how Black Lightning doesn't appear yet I'm guessing that's where they'll stick it midseason.

And just as I finished posting, network chief Mark Pedowitz released a statement: "We do not aim to do a five-way crossover. Black Lightning, at this time, is not part of the Arrowverse. It is a separate situation. But there will be a big fourth quarter crossover with all four of the shows that are on in the fall." I guess the new question is whether it'll be part of the Supergirlverse or a -verse of it's own. I can't imagine any scenario where a CW cape show doesn't connect with the rest of the shows in some way.

Along with the time change, have some next season synopseseses.
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Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) lived a normal life as a perpetually tardy C.S.I. in the Central City Police Department. Barry’s life changed forever when the S.T.A.R. Labs Particle Accelerator exploded, creating a dark-matter lightning storm that struck Barry, bestowing him with super-speed and making him the fastest man alive — The Flash. But when Barry used his extraordinary abilities to travel back in time and save his mother’s life, he inadvertently created an alternate timeline known as Flashpoint; a phenomenon that gave birth to the villainous speed god known as Savitar, and changed the lives of Caitlin Snow (Danielle Panabaker) and Wally West (Keiyan Lonsdale) forever. With the help of his adoptive father, Joe West (Jesse L. Martin), his lifelong best friend and love interest Iris West (Candice Patton), and his friends at S.T.A.R. Labs -- Cisco Ramon (Carlos Valdes), C.S.I Julian Albert (Tom Felton), and an Earth-19 novelist named H.R. Wells (Tom Cavanaugh) -- Barry continues to protect the people of Central City from the meta-humans that threaten it.
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After a violent shipwreck, billionaire playboy Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) was missing and presumed dead for five years before being discovered alive on a remote island in the North China Sea. He returned home to Star City, bent on righting the wrongs done by his family and fighting injustice. As the Green Arrow, he protects his city with the help of former soldier John Diggle (David Ramsey), computer-science expert Felicity Smoak (Emily Bett Rickards), his vigilante-trained sister Thea Queen (Willa Holland), Deputy Mayor Quentin Lance (Paul Blackthorne), brilliant inventor Curtis Holt (Echo Kellum), and his new recruits, street-savvy Rene Ramirez (Rick Gonzalez) and meta-human Dinah Drake (Juliana Harkavy). Oliver has finally solidified and strengthened his crime-fighting team only to have it threatened when unexpected enemies from his past return to Star City, forcing Oliver to rethink his relationship with each member of his “family”.


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#1123 May 19 2017 at 7:20 AM Rating: Good
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Early twitter critic reviews for Wonder Woman are showing up, and they're all good. But then early twitter reviews from critics are always good.

According to Variety Sony, the Spider-Man spinoff and currently untitled Venom movie will be directed by Ruben Fleischer, written by Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinkner and star Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock/Venom who posted a picture of himself wearing a Venom shirt and using the Logan Filter on his cellphone camera. Don't know how to feel about it. Hardy is a good actor when he has good material to work with, and you can't really be a Spider-Man fanboy and not like Venom, but it's just weird. It's not connected to the MCU, so ... how without Spider-Man? Kind of fun Six Degrees trivia at least, since he played Bane who uses venom to become super strong, and now he's Eddie Brock who uses the Venom symbiote to become super strong. Just hope there isn't any of the recent space knight nonsense from the comics.

Some more synopsis, this time from the movies. No real new information.
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Thor's world is about to explode in Marvel's Thor: Ragnarok. His devious brother, Loki, has taken over Asgard, the powerful Hela has emerged to steal the throne for herself and Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe. To escape captivity and save his home from imminent destruction, Thor must first win a deadly alien contest by defeating his former ally and fellow Avenger... The Incredible Hulk!
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After the events of Captain America: Civil War, King T'Challa returns home to the reclusive, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to serve as his country's new leader. However, T'Challa soon finds that he is challenged for the throne from factions within his own country. When two foes conspire to destroy Wakanda, the hero known as Black Panther must team up with C.I.A. agent Everett K. Ross and members of the Dora Milaje, Wakandan special forces, to prevent Wakanda from being dragged into a world war.
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As the Avengers and their allies have continued to protect the world from threats too large for any one hero to handle, a new danger has emerged from the cosmic shadows: Thanos. A despot of intergalactic infamy, his goal is to collect all six Infinity Stones, artifacts of unimaginable power, and use them to inflict his twisted will on all of reality. Everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment - the fate of Earth and existence itself has never been more uncertain.


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SHIELD finale: Finally got around to watching it. Was much easier once I was in my own home and turned on my DVR. Catching up on as much as I can until I am traveling again on Sunday.

So, are they doing a tie in with the next Thor movie? That's the first thing I thought when I saw Coulson waking up in what appeared to be a forced labor camp in space. Seemed like something they'd be able to explore in a Thor movie with a Planet Hulk story.

Hope being deleted from Mack's arms was a definite tear jerker.


Also, I appreciated the Slow-Mo Jemma Jiggle. (Edit: Maybe not all that slow-mo, but still a nice, if short lived, jiggle).

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Samurai Jack:
As expected, all his friends show up. More Celtic Magic.

Then it gets all happy. "What? This doesn't seem right..."

Then it gets sad. "Ok, that's more like it."

Time took a little while to correct itself. Long enough to give Jack his own Hope to be taken away. Aku's last act of revenge.


American Gods: Starz has it on demand ahead of time on their website. Good thing cause I my hotel doesn't have Starz. Very weird episode. Anubis is up there on top of my list of characters.

So did Shadow's powers bring Laura back, or was it the coin he tossed on her grave? I'm thinking it's Leprechaun's coin that did it.

Mystery of who saved Shadow from the lynching is solved. It was his Zombified Ex Wife. Who actually kicked a guy in the crotch so hard that he split in half and his spinal cord and skull flew straight up.

Also curious if Shadow's glow is because of his relationship with Laura, or if Laura can just perceive something in this half-dead world she now occupies, and is just interpreting it as because of her relationship with Shadow. Too bad they didn't show any scenes where she would have seen Wednesday. Curious what if any aura he would have. Though, if the aura really was due to Shadow's power, we'd probably have seen another aura near him in the distance because Wednesday and Shadow were side by side of most of this trip.

And thinking about whether or not we are supposed to know who Wednesday is yet, I don't recall fully and can't look back yet, but did Czernobog call him by the name Woden after Shadow beat him?

Side Note: The lack of actual nude scenes with Emily Browning feels strange. The steps they take to cover her up and not show anything feel more out of place than actually showing.


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Jack: Hn. Not the ending I expected them to go with, I'll give them that. The second Ashi opened the portal the ending was easy to see coming. Though I found Gurren Lagann did it better. Even when accomplishing his goal Jack's life is suffering. Worse yet Ashi never said she loved Jack. A little sad that the Scotsman and his daughters, the Ravers, Archeologist Dogs, pretty much everyone ceased to exist as well. Without Aku's meddling, the way people behaved to avoid him/follow him over the hundreds of years their ancestors would have also drastically changed and they'd have never been introduced to each other. Ashi disappearing means there isn't a divergent time line. it really was a sad ending. Nice, solid and decent, but sad.

Murkin Gawds: Leprechaun's Lucky Coin: All Hits Critical For Duration of Combat

I guess that does explain the whole embalming fluid question when it comes to zombie resurrections. Though that does have to suck to not believe in an afterlife, only to die with a dick in your mouth and find out there really is one but because you didn't believe you get stuck with eternal nothingness.


Arnold SchwarzeAfricanAmerican had an interview during the Cannes Festival, and according to him he and James Cameron will be continuing the Terminator franchise. I guess it's fitting, considering how old Arnie is he's probably more machine than human anyway.

Universal Pictures announced their collective character franchise will be called the "Dark Universe," and also officially confirmed that The Invisible Man and Frankenstein’s Monster will be played by, respectively, Johnny Depp and Javier Bardem. No word whether or not Russel Crowe will rape Depp in a future installment.

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I didn't think Snyder's DC movies were that bad.

Anyway, having read American Gods, I could, if you guys want, clear up any confusion the show may be causing you. If you want. I'm not really going to go to the effort if nobody is interested.

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I feel bad for the guy, but now I feel bad for Whedon as well. If Justice League fails to appeal to the audience he'll get blamed for it and all he's really in charge of is post production at best, but if it succeeds Snyder will get the credit. Me, I think that if the pattern holds (which I have no real reason to believe it won't) it'll be real easy to tell that they both botch up the project in their own ways. One of the reasons Whedon gave for leaving Marvel after Age of Ultron was that the "process was beating him down," and this move really isn't going to help his nerves any. I also have to feel guilty because Catholicism for the longest time I've felt that Snyder should be removed from these movies at any cost and, well, hindsight some costs are too high.
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Well, I wouldn't mind finding out if my guesses are accurate or not.

Gotham: A police station full of on duty cops and not one of them managed to shoot Barnes' giant watermelon of a head at ten paces? No wonder Gotham has such a crime problem. I like Michael Chiklis as an actor, but watching him waddle on screen just removes any possible intimidation he may try to portray.

Supergirl: Lena was adopted. Cliffhanger is evil space cult sends baby after Clark. COINCIDENCE?

Yes, I'm purposefully ignoring the ridiculously hamfisted GRRL POWER scenes. I think that's better for all of us.
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#1129 May 23 2017 at 8:20 PM Rating: Decent
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Besides thinking I should bite the bullet and read/listen to the book, I'm also thinking that in American Gods that Shadow isn't a regular human. All these deities are vying for his attention in one way or another. I'm guessing he's the god from the first episode that tormented the vikings before they were rescued, which would explain why Wednesday is all about recruiting him. Wednesday really is a fun character. Not that it made any sense, but the whole Djinn scene I kept singing lines from Never Had a Friend Like Me. The overall moral of the show seems to be never fuck a divine being.
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Well, to say that Shadow is special sort of goes without saying, otherwise the story wouldn't be about him. But, you are way off on who he actually is. The rest of this is going to be very spoilery, so if you don't want to know, don't look.



The main theme of the story is the power of belief. Things are the way they are because of people's belief. When it comes to gods, they only exist and have power because of the people that believe in them. Now, this has a couple of consequences. First, things that not necessarily have a religion built around them, like technology end up spawning a physical god. That's who the little **** in the limo that interrogated and tried to kill Shadow is. He's one of the most powerful of the new gods. Secondly, when people stop believing, the physical incarnation of that particular god gets weaker, if nobody believes in them, the god can cease to exist. Third, when people first started coming to the Americas, they didn't bring their gods with them. The physical incarnation of their gods are still back in the old world. When they came to America, their beliefs spawned new versions of their gods, the American Gods. That's what that bit with the vikings was about at the start of the first episode. Now, if you know anything about Norse mythology then it becomes obvious that they vikings were praying to Odin (gouging out their eyes sort of gives that one away) for help.

Now, when Wednesday and Shadow first meet on the airplane and Wednesday introduces himself, he asks himself what day it is. He realizes that it's Wednesday, and says something like, "Oh, it's my day, you can call me Wednesday". Again, if you know a bit about Norse mythology, then it becomes apparent who Wednesday really is. The day of Wednesday is named after the Norse god Wodan (Odin).

Now, this next bit is extra spoilery, you've been warned. Now, the gods in general are sterile, they can't have children. But, every now and again, very rarely, a god can have a child. That's who Shadow is, the child of one of the new American Gods. Not a lot of people know this, but Wednesday does, and he wants to use Shadow's latent power to further his own ends. Wednesday doesn't have a lot of followers left in America, he's very weak at this point and comes up with a scheme to regain his lost power. How he plans to do this is actually a fairly complicated plan to cause something fairly simple to happen. He wants to cause a war between the old weak gods and new strong ones and have it dedicated to him. That's the other important bit to take away from the opening scene with the Vikings. The new American version of Odin only came about when the vikings started battling and killing each other in his name. All of those gods fighting and killing each other in his name would give him a massive infusion of new power.


Anyway, there's ton of stuff I left out, but those are the basics.

Edited, May 23rd 2017 10:26pm by Turin
#1130 May 24 2017 at 8:17 AM Rating: Good
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Anyway, there's ton of stuff I left out, but those are the basics.
Makes sense, especially after the whole speech about multiple Jesuses. Overall good to know. Thanks.

Flash Finale: RIP Wells v 3.0 Remember how Jay took Wally's place in the Speedforce Prison (which is apparently a weapon of mass destruction if there isn't a speedster in it) a few episodes back? Nice of FastDad to just stand back and hide behind everyone when the option came up again, but this time for Barry. About time Barry pay for constantly ruining the timeline. Even if he'll be back first episode next season so it's pretty inconsequential. Caitlyn's Ice can defeat Zombie Flash, so I just picture Eobard punching himself for not getting Snart to do the same when he had the chance.

Deadline reports that Jack Kesy has joined the cast of 20th Century Fox's upcoming Deadpool sequel as a major new villain. No word on exactly which major new villain that would be, but they're speculating that it'll be Black Tom Cassidy, Banshee's cousin and oft times Juggernaut friend and ally. Which if they did bring both Cassidy and Juggernaut in would be spectacular.

Final Spider-Man: Homecoming trailer. True to Sony tradition the trailers have probably given away the whole movie so I'm not even sure what's left. But alas, my childish fanboyicity makes me immune to any attempts to talk myself out of going to the theater to see it. At the very least it can't be worse than Spider-Man 3. My biggest fear is that it's just Iron Man 5 guest starring Peter Parker. The Web Parachute is a nice throw back, though.


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#1131 May 25 2017 at 8:22 AM Rating: Good
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Arrow Finale: Everyone but Olli blowed up (like there's any chance Felicity is gone. Can't kill the main character, after all) and the flashbacks are over. Mon-El flew into a wormhole. Flash is in Speedforce Infinity Prison but his show and Legends don't really matter for what I'm predicting, so I'm betting next season is all based on timeskips just to give Arrow more seasons to have flashbacks. As for the episode itself, not so horrible considering the disaster that was Supergirl and Flash's, and past Arrow seasons.

New Mutant's director Josh Boone says that they "are making a full-fledged horror movie set within the X-Men universe. There are no costumes. There are no supervillains. We’re trying to do something very, very different." None of which confirms or denies the possibility of the Demon Bear Saga. Kind of leans towards it, actually. Also revealed that Storm won't be making an appearance after all, and that Rosario Dawson, Claire from every Marvel Netflix show, will be showing up as Dr Cecilia Reyes which pretty much sounds a lot like an Easter Egg in and of itself.

Gina Prince-Bythewood will helm Sony's Silver Sable and Black Cat team up movie, which is being called Silver & Black. She'll also be rewriting Christopher Yost's script for the movie. No other details, including much like Venom why and how are available.

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#1132 May 28 2017 at 7:46 PM Rating: Good
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American Gods: Opening animated story, a little more hint on the possibility of Shadow being an ancient god. Could have been his origin story.

More fun with Leprechaun.

Leprechaun: She's not dead, She's not dead! ... Oh you're an asshole, Dead Wife.

Mr. World. Quite the character. Some representation of information and globalization? And Gillian Anderson as David Bowie and Marilyn Monroe.

Wonder what this Tree/Wood thing was supposed to be. Wednesday didn't seem to comment on it at all. And looks like they've finally said the name. Wednesday, Woden, Grimnir, and finally Odin. At least, in the context of a weapon that would be used to wipe North Korea off the face of the Earth. Giving rise to a new generation of Odin Worshippers...

Technology Boy is a bit of a douche


I went and saw Alien Covenant. If you liked Prometheus, you'd probably like Covenant. If you didn't like Prometheus... well... you might still like Covenant. I didn't look into the movie much before watching it, but it's pretty much a direct sequel. More Magneto Androids. Overall I don't think there was much action. Movie felt short.

As for trailers, turns out they are making a Transporter-Jr. movie. Baby Driver. Where the Transporter's name is Baby.

Another hot girl kicks as movie with Charlize Theron. Atomic Blonde. Sounds familiar.

Another Kingsman movie. This one has what looked like Channing Tatum playing a "Statesman". I assume that is going to be the US equivalent of the Kingsman and will be your stereotypical wild west cowboy. Or like Sean Connery's character in League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.

More Valerian, I find that lead actress appealing, but can't help but think both her and the lead actor look a bit drugged out.

The next planet of the apes trailer.

Debating whether or not to go see the Pirates movie tomorrow. Stuck in a hotel so I don't have much to do, so it may be worth it.
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#1133 Jun 02 2017 at 7:37 PM Rating: Good
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I just got back from seeing Wonder Woman. The story was more or less what I expected. The big villain reveal was only a shock if you're blind, dumb, deaf, stupid, and mildly drunk. There were some decent fight scenes and the characters, while not terribly fleshed out, at least got the job done. Overall, it was entertaining enough that I don't regret seeing. It's one of the better DC movies, though at this point, that's not saying much. There is no after credits scene, so if you plan to see it, save yourself the line at the bathroom and head out as soon as the movie ends, you won't miss anything.
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Saw Wonder Woman tonight. I liked it and though Gadot did a great job. The villains were the weakest part. Liked the WWI fight scene stuff, the villain fight less so but I don't really have any complaints. For a superhero movie that was playing it straight versus the MCU constant-quippiness, none of it made me roll my eyes and think "this is dumb" which is probably a first for me in a DC flick from 2000 onward.

Trailers:
Valerian and The Mummy had "Behind the scenes" previews as part of the pre-movie stuff
Hitman's Bodyguard looked like it should have been funny but I didn't laugh or really even smile once through the preview
Bladerunner 2049 looked visually interesting but, I hate to say it, Ford is looking geriatric throwing punches these days.
Atomic Blonde better be awesome because I'm totally going to see it
Murder on the Orient Express just made me think of Clue: the Movie. And that Michelle Pfeiffer is playing widows these days.
Geostorm is stupid and maybe I'll stream it someday for brain candy but I sure as hell ain't paying for it.
Transformers: The Last Knight was... they're still making these, huh? I'd go see it but, uh, I haven't seen the last thirty Transformers movies and I'd hate to be lost.
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#1135 Jun 04 2017 at 1:02 PM Rating: Good
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The big villain reveal was only a shock if you're blind, dumb, deaf, stupid, and mildly drunk.

Curious, what about it gave it away so easily? The character it turns out to be was on screen three times, a whole maybe 4-5 minutes total. And his only interactions were that of the annoyed boss-man who helps once. Very little given to the character to foreshadow that he was actually Ares. Maybe if you interpreted his shock at Diana in the council room originally due to recognition instead of the fact that she was a woman as everyone else was going on about, sure. But I can't seem to think that interpretation should have been obvious at that point in the movie. The only other times he really interacts with the group is when he gives them the green-light at the bar, and then when Mr Spy calls in and talks to the Secretary.

It was pretty obvious it wasn't going to be the original bad guy. Thought for a moment they'd make it Miss Poison, and be like "Haha, Ares was a woman all along." But that never panned out.

I know there are a lot of similarities between the characters of Wonder Woman and Captain America. But the movie itself had a very Captain America feel to it.


No new trailers. At least none of that have not already been discussed. Geostorm was shown, and it hadn't been when I saw the Alien movie last week. Definitely FX fodder there.


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The seemed to have ditched the token hot girl in favor of a "girl power" kid. That's something new, right? I've liked the transformers movies for what they are (robots blowing **** up). I think I only saw one in the theaters though, rest were on TV.

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#1136 Jun 04 2017 at 2:05 PM Rating: Decent
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[quote=Turin]The big villain reveal was only a shock if you're blind, dumb, deaf, stupid, and mildly drunk.

Curious, what about it gave it away so easily? The character it turns out to be was on screen three times, a whole maybe 4-5 minutes total. And his only interactions were that of the annoyed boss-man who helps once. Very little given to the character to foreshadow that he was actually Ares. Maybe if you interpreted his shock at Diana in the council room originally due to recognition instead of the fact that she was a woman as everyone else was going on about, sure. But I can't seem to think that interpretation should have been obvious at that point in the movie. The only other times he really interacts with the group is when he gives them the green-light at the bar, and then when Mr Spy calls in and talks to the Secretary.

It was pretty obvious it wasn't going to be the original bad guy. Thought for a moment they'd make it Miss Poison, and be like "Haha, Ares was a woman all along." But that never panned out.

I know there are a lot of similarities between the characters of Wonder Woman and Captain America. But the movie itself had a very Captain America feel to it.


Because of the law of economy of characters.
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American Gods: Turns out the tree was Mr. World. And Odin (called Grimnir again) is actually afraid of him. Mr World is the oldest God it seems. He used to be the a god of Nature. Maybe the story told last episode was his.

Odin also wants to avoid Dead Wife.

More Leprechaun and Dead Wife fun. This times that equal you're a cunt. Did you have a Genie in your butthole? This guy isn't actually fully possessed by the Genie. Or if he is, he is not aware of it, somehow.

Mexican Jesus got crucified using Vulcan bullets. I wonder if that happened before or after the bullets were infused with Vulcan himself and cursed by Odin?

The show is out there. Only two episodes left, I suspect zero answers, mostly just character development and setting up the story this season. I always hate these shows with short premiere seasons. Nothing ever actually gets concluded.



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I guess. Still think it wasn't all that obvious, and could have been a couple others instead, and if not them, then literally any random person from the German army and would have almost as much foreshadowing as the person it turned out to be.

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WW spoiler:I didn't guess who the Big Bad was but I had stepped out to use the restroom in the period right after Diana interrupted the British meeting to right before when they hit the pub to get the band back together. So I think I was at a disadvantage. But I didn't see any reason to assume that the super-gas huffing renegade general with the poison-loving sidekick WASN'T the bad guy until he died and then thought the lesson was going to be that people are shitty without any divine help. Obviously once the British dude was in the tower, I knew but no points for that since he says so about five seconds later.

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Trying to get back into the swing of things.

The American Gods Must Be Crazy pt 1: There's really no bad characters. Even Zombie Wife has her moments. (That beat down on Leprechaun, and then playing dead in the tub certainly were high points for her) There's definitely some delicious schadenfreude with Leprechaun's quest to get his lucky coin back. World definitely has to represent information, and Anderson represents being awesome.

The American Gods Must Be Crazy pt 2: I think at this point I'm just watching for Leprechaun one liners. I think I annoyed my wife when I started laughing the moment they showed the people standing in front a river. I knew Mexican Jesus was going to show up. After Wednesday's little speech about multiple Jesuseses there was no way they weren't going to capitalize on that. Seems a bit off a God of Fire and Forges dies in a, you know, fire and forge. I'd imagine they'd have some kind of immunity to it. Mr World being a tree makes sense. Tree of Knowledge from the Bible, Yggdrasil, the Acacia Tree of Lusaaset, trees are pretty common in religion.

Deadpool Blooper/Gag Reel. It's exactly what you think it is, so not the most appropriate for work and child friendly enviroments.


Harley Quinn confirmed to appear in the season 3 finale of Gotham. I need to find last Monday's episode.

Finn Jones reportedly confirmed that Iron Fist has gotten a second season. Hopefully it can fix all the problems with the first season.

Silver & Black, the Silver Sable and Black Cat movie is rumored to include Kraven The Hunter, two Spider-Womans, and cameos of various other Spider-Man characters, which I assume is Sony's way of ******** over the MCU and preventing them from being used in the bigger MCU universe. According to the Splash Report, this is in part with Sony planning an Avengers type team up movie that will feature only females from Spidey's deep pool of rogues and allies. Avi Arad is in charge here, the guy that brought Venom into Spider-Man 3 so ... well, my hopes certainly aren't that high.

Sin City is getting a TV reboot, with Glen Mazzara writing and Len Wiseman to direct.

Henry Zaga and Blu Hunt will be joining Maisie Williams and Anya Taylor-Joy in New Mutants as Sunspot and Danielle Moonstar, and rumor has it that Charlie Heaton is in talks to play Cannonball. I'm too old to recognize names anymore and too geek to let it affect me. Blu?

Dan Aykroyd says Paul Feig won't be back to the Ghostbusters franchise due to overspending and not listening to scene suggestions and generally just doing whatever he felt like doing. I'm sure that the movie he did make being a dumpster fire was amongst the reasons as well, but no one wants to say that live.
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#1140 Jun 05 2017 at 7:48 AM Rating: Excellent
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rumor has it that Charlie Heaton is in talks to play Cannonball. I'm too old to recognize names anymore and too geek to let it affect me.

If it makes you feel better, I scanned that as Charlton Heston. Which was a little confusing.
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#1141 Jun 05 2017 at 8:02 AM Rating: Good
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WW spoiler: But I didn't see any reason to assume that the super-gas huffing renegade general with the poison-loving sidekick WASN'T the bad guy until he died and then thought the lesson was going to be that people are shitty without any divine help.


My belief that he wasn't going to be Ares was because of how sure Diana was that it would fix everything, and how they had been focusing pretty heavily on her being generally naive of how the "real world" worked. And Stephen (is that his name?) kept doubting her and doubting the fact that his death would solve anything.

Though, when the real Ares was defeated, all the Germans took off their masks and were young boys waking up from a mind controlled stupor. So in the end Diana was really shown to be correct. But at the time there was no real reason to assume everyone would go back to playing nice if this Ares (who wasn't even 100% certain to be real, in the context of the movie's "real world") was to be defeated. Cause we all know Germans were just assholes.
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WW: Yeah, I didn't necessarily know if the German dude WAS "Ares" or not but I assumed that, if/when he wasn't then the lesson was going to be that there was no Central Bad Guy to pin the conflict on. A learning experience for young Diana and all that. I did not suspect that the lesson would be "Ares is real and he inexplicably had that goofy old-timey British mustache back thousands of years ago when he fought Zeus."

Anyway, she only took Ares out for about twenty years if my sixth grade World History textbook is to be believed which is like a quarter heartbeat in God-Time so, c'mon and step up your Godslaying game, girlfriend!
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#1143 Jun 05 2017 at 4:54 PM Rating: Decent
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On the Americans Gods front, until this week I was shocked at how faithful they were being to the book. The episode that showed Shadow and Laura getting together and Shadow going to jail was greatly expanded, but was more or less accurate to the source. Aside from that, it was almost scene for scene out the book. Then we got this pile crap side story with Vulcan. Not only was it written in as filler, it doesn't even make sense in the overall narrative. It felt like they writers had to come up with something to happen after Wednesday healed Shadow, and that was all they could manage. In the book, after they get away, and Shadow gets sorted out, there is a bit of a time jump (the book is broken up into three separate acts, with a bit of time in between each).

Then we get the team up of Laura, Mad Sweenie, and the Arab fellow, who honestly was never mentioned outside of f*cking the Djinn in the book. Granted, what happens to the Leprachan and Dead Wife in the book is more or less glossed over until it's time for them to be relevant again, but I'm not really liking the idea of them hanging out together. Given what happens later on to both of those characters, having them travel together doesn't work out very well, they end up in two completely different parts of the story, hundreds of miles apart.


Anyway, that's more or less all of the ******** I've got in me on the subject for the moment.
#1144 Jun 06 2017 at 8:15 AM Rating: Good
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Annoying as it can get, you have to expect some variation from the source. I figure as long as it doesn't go off the rails as badly as ... like ... the last Fantastic Four movie then you're ahead of the curve.

I stepped away for a moment during the Gotham finale, and when I got back I was confused as to why William Shakespeare was trying to convince Bruce to kill Alfred. Was kind of amusing how they showed Butch to be Solomon Grundy. Overall the episode was long, chaotic, and ridiculously unfocused with inconsistent pacing but still a better season finale than the CW shows. Although I was lead to believe there'd be a Harley Quinn and either it happened before Shakespeare or it didn't happen at all so that was a little disappointing. Though I guess I could have also dodged a bullet since it'd probably be Waypool Quinn and that version just sucks.

Zari Adrianna Tomaz is coming to Legends of Tomorrow's next season as Isis. According to the report, however, instead of being Black Adam (the guy Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is portraying for the DCEU)'s wife, she'll be a "a Muslim-American woman from the year 2030, who becomes 'grey hat hacktivist' in an attempt to combat 'humanity’s fear, prejudice, and mistreatment of the planet,'" because what better way to hit every token demographic than to bundle them all up in one character. All things considered, I'm wondering if they're just naming her Isis and she's an original character Donut Steele, or if they're actually going to try to pass her off as a variant of the original character. I know I just said some variation is to be expected, but this is approaching that F4 realm.

Edited, Jun 6th 2017 2:18pm by lolgaxe
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#1145 Jun 09 2017 at 9:11 PM Rating: Decent
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...and we've got a Black Panther teaser trailer.

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Adam West has died. 88 years old.

Hope they did make an episode of Powerless with him in it. And hope if it exists they air it.
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#1147 Jun 12 2017 at 7:16 AM Rating: Good
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Hope they did make an episode of Powerless with him in it.
There's been a lot of noise on twitter, including from the cast of Powerless themselves, about the episode so it does exist. Hopefully NBC is smart enough to air it now. Even if the show itself was a ratings sinkhole, an Adam West tribute will definitely win viewers. Or at least leak the episode online. I was thinking what Family Guy is going to do. I'm hoping they get Burt Ward to be the new mayor.

Gods: Sweeney is more of a nice guy than he lets on. Nice story about how gods and legends and such move around, though. Probably filler, but I liked it.

Panther: T'Challa with a beard just looks so alien to me. I can usually let things like that go, but for some reason that beard just doesn't stop nagging at me. It's been eating at me since Civil War.

Lucy Liu spotted on the set of Luke Cage 2, and also spotted having coffee with Mike Colter. Actually coffee, not "coffee." Video suggests she might be directing an episode, not so much actually acting in one. Either way, mildly interesting.


Edited, Jun 12th 2017 10:31am by lolgaxe
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On the Americans Gods front, Then we got this pile crap side story with Vulcan. Not only was it written in as filler, it doesn't even make sense in the overall narrative. It felt like they writers had to come up with something to happen after Wednesday healed Shadow, and that was all they could manage.


The writers couldn't pass up an opportunity to reinforce that angry white folks clinging to their guns and religion are "bad". Seemed quite clear to me. Only thing that surprised me was the absence of someone wearing a Make America Great Again hat or something. I might just have missed it though.
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#1149 Jun 12 2017 at 5:00 PM Rating: Decent
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On the Americans Gods front, Then we got this pile crap side story with Vulcan. Not only was it written in as filler, it doesn't even make sense in the overall narrative. It felt like they writers had to come up with something to happen after Wednesday healed Shadow, and that was all they could manage.


The writers couldn't pass up an opportunity to reinforce that angry white folks clinging to their guns and religion are "bad". Seemed quite clear to me. Only thing that surprised me was the absence of someone wearing a Make America Great Again hat or something. I might just have missed it though.
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#1150 Jun 13 2017 at 7:49 AM Rating: Good
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Shioli Kutsuna in a key role for the upcoming Deadpool sequel. Safe money on either Armor or Jubilee, as she is absolutely adorable.
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#1151 Jun 15 2017 at 8:00 AM Rating: Good
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First Zack Snyder stepped back due to family issues with Joss Whedon taking over directorial duties for Justice League's final touchups, and now Junkie XL has stepped away from scoring (giggidy) the film, with Danny Elfman taking over. Not sure if that means they're dumping XL's work (doubtful) or if it'll be like Age of Ultron where Elfman composed like a quarter of the tracks. Also in, I guess "taking over" news, Bryan Singer officially passed the X-Torch to Simon Kinberg to direct X-Men: Dark Phoenix.

Legends of Tomorrow will bring in Billy Zane as nineteenth century politician, showman, and businessman PT Barnum.

Edited, Jun 15th 2017 1:58pm by lolgaxe
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