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#1377 Nov 14 2017 at 9:54 PM Rating: Good
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Flash, this episode, Plastic Man seems to have been a welcome addition to the series. All the versions of Wells was a fun little side thing. Plastic Man and Flash at the start completely ignoring the mugger, and then the whole "Stop shooting yourself, stop shooting yourself."

Looks like there is a CW Crossover coming up the week after Thanksgiving. Says it's two days. I am assuming that means Monday and Tuesday, Supergirl, Flash, and Legends. Arrow will probably be out again. And I assume it will only actually involve Supergirl through a 30 second blurb at the end of the episode leading into what amounts to a two part episode on Tuesday with Flash/Legends.
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#1378 Nov 15 2017 at 8:28 AM Rating: Good
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Looks like there is a CW Crossover coming up the week after Thanksgiving.
If the overall trend of the channel's shows are any indication, prepare for a lot of "subtle" political commentary since the bad guys are Fascist/Nazi versions of the title characters.

The whole "stop shooting him!" sequence and the Council of Wells scenes were gold, though I wish they kept Wizard Wells around. The main plot was pretty meh, and I'm pretty sure the whole "Indian With Powers Over Totems" was mildly racist (and therefore unintentionally funny)

What's His Name that place Jefferson seems to have like zero acting range. He was not very convincing as Stein.


Deadpool 2 teaser. With a few little happy trees.
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#1379 Nov 15 2017 at 4:56 PM Rating: Good
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Starting tonight on SciFi, at Midnight 11pm EST they are showing some animated Justice League movies.

Legion of Doom tonight
Crisis on Two Earths on Thursday
Flashpoint Paradox on Friday

I haven't seen Crisis on Two Earths or Legion of Doom. Flashpoint Paradox animated film was good. I guess Crisis on Two Earths is the storyline that the CW Crossover event will be based on?

Edit:
Started watching Legion of Doom, and got about half way thru to around where Savage and his crew are successfully defeating all the super heroes. I ended up getting really tired so I decided to just go to sleep. Plenty of chances to finish off the movie later (though, I did not set to record, I'm sure I can find them streaming). It was holding my interest though, just too tired since it was Midnight. Annoyingly though they had some sort of Sci Fi Live Twitter banner thing scrolling along the bottom with people saying stuff about random **** like Stranger Things.

Strangely enough though, I woke up and turned my TV on, still on Sci Fi. And they were airing episodes of CSI. Didn't strike me as a Sci Fi type show.

Edited, Nov 16th 2017 7:57am by TirithRR
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#1380 Nov 16 2017 at 8:32 AM Rating: Good
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Starting tonight on SciFi, at Midnight 11pm EST
First, thanks for that. I missed the first hour. Smiley: motz Second, digging through the guide they're also marathoning all three movies on Saturday starting 1000am EST so there's the second chance to catch them all.

Apparently Rotten Tomatoes accidentally released their Justice League yesterday, and before it was taken down it was at the high 40%s. Most of the complaints seem to stem from the movie's less-than-blockbuster level CG, pacing, villain and Superman's resurrection scene, but most concede that it's also better than BvS, MoS, and Suicide Squad which is like being the best Thor movie. Guess I'll check a cam over the weekend.

You know, between episodes of The Punisher.

Looks like there's going to be reason to watch Fear the Walking Dead next season as Garret Dillahunt joins the cast. Is there any role that man can't handle? Man is freakin' everywhere.

New rumor from Deadline, placing James Franco (starred in pretty much everything in the early '00s) as Jamie Madrox, the Multiple Man. If true, here's hoping it's the later version of the character that was kind of sort of a detective set just after the M-Day storyline. Also involved in the rumor is Wonder Woman's writer Allan Heinberg will be responsible for the screenplay and at one point Matthew Vaughn's name was brought up as possible director. All pretty good signs.

Edited, Nov 16th 2017 2:02pm by lolgaxe
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#1381 Nov 16 2017 at 9:41 AM Rating: Good
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lolgaxe wrote:
First, thanks for that. I missed the first hour.

I blame my brother on that one. He came out of his room and said "Sci Fi is showing Justice League movies for the next three days at Midnight". And I opened the guide to just see their names, didn't actually check start times. Smiley: oyvey I just happened to switch over to Sci Fi shortly before 11 cause nothing was on, to see what if anything they were showing before it. Turns out it was CGI-Suit Ryan Reynolds Green Lantern.

Good to know they are going to show them all Saturday. That'll give me something to tune into since nothing I watch airs on Saturday.

Edit:
Tried to watch Gotham and Orville tonight. Local Fox Station took a ****.

"This network is currently experiencing technical difficulties".

Guess I won't be watching new shows tonight...

Edited, Nov 16th 2017 8:50pm by TirithRR
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#1382 Nov 17 2017 at 9:11 AM Rating: Good
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Gotham was pretty good, if you exclude the Meg Bruce scenes. Though disappointing there wasn't anything with Nygma and Solomon Butch.

Looks like the premiere date for CW's next social commentary disguised as a super hero show Black Lightning has been set. It'll start airing January 16th, at 0900pm EST, following The Flash. Which means it'll be taking Legends of Tomorrow's place. According to the report, after the midseason break LoT will return on a new night in February, while Supergirl will return January 15th, The Flash on the 16th, and Arrow on the 18th[/sup]. If I were to bet, I'd place LoT on Monday after Supergirl to keep the blocks kind of even.

Daisy Ridley, Josh Gad, and Luke Evans are attached to a new Netflix show called Super-Normal, which is described as "a character-driven subversive take on the genre that Hollywood and the rest of the world loves too much." Josh Gad is also producing it with Dan Lin, and Jonathan Eirich of Lin Pictures, and it's being scripted by the people that worked on Moana, Aaron and Jordan Kandell.
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#1383 Nov 18 2017 at 5:48 PM Rating: Good
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I liked Justice League. Some of the jokes were funny, some were... awkward. And a handful felt out of place. Flash was... disappointing. Mostly cause he was, I think, under utilized. I think Gal Gadot's Ass may have had more face time than Flash (Or Aquaman, Or Cyborg). They seemed to make him autistic. Or somewhere on "the Spectrum". I'm not a comic reader, so I don't know much beyond what is shown in TV and Movies. The scene were he lands face down in WW's chest and quickly gets up before anyone notices then looks around nervously. A bit funny, but ultimately felt out of place.

I didn't care much for Cyborg. The character was pretty "Emo". But, still says "Boo-yah!" at the end. Which while, yes, that is the Cyborg most people know... again did feel a bit out of place with the movie.

Key scene mid movie Superman's Resurrection, and Recovery, summed up in just about as much time as they spent on it in the movie (In case that link doesn't go to the right time... 37 seconds in).

The big baddy... WW explains the whole character while walking by a lake. You don't see much in terms of his character. You just hear it. And I think they could have done better than a 100% CG villain.

The End... Another out of place comedy scene. "I work with a bunch of Children." As they all laugh and chum it up. That scene seemed to be more of a failure of Cyborg's character development. Up til then he had been the whole "Emo" thing. Then he starts joking about feeling his toes.

It feels weird to criticize a movie for its comedy scenes, when previous movies building up to it have been criticized for being too serious. But I guess once you started with the serious, and then try to sprinkle in some laughs, it's easy to get it wrong.

After Credits (clip during, and at the very end). Superman vs Flash race. A nice little joke with a call back to the beginning of the movie. I liked it.

Last one. Lex and Slade. Sure, was hoping for something a bit "Dark"er. Only time he was mentioned (I think) was when Steppenwolf randomly says "For Darkseid!" once.


Still enjoyed it. My brother doesn't watch the DC movies in theater though.

Trailers:

Black Panther... I dunno, feels like a Marvel filler movie to me. I'm not all that excited for it, but will likely still watch it.

Quiet Place... Something hunts people by sound. And tip-toeing everywhere makes it so you can survive. It would not surprise me at all if it was an M. Night Shamalamadingdong movie (I haven't bothered looking it up).

Ad for the Punisher (Thanks for reminding me Movie Theater, I forgot it came out this weekend).

Nothing all that good. Oh wait. Pitch Perfect 3! Ya!... Smiley: oyvey No matter how happy my penis might get looking at Anna Kendrick, I'll pass.

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OK. I forgot one trailer.
Rampage. With Jeffrey Dean Morgan. That alone makes it a step up.

Edited, Nov 19th 2017 8:25am by TirithRR
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#1384 Nov 19 2017 at 6:32 PM Rating: Decent
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Justice League. I liked it.

It's not as good as Wonder Woman, but it's also a much better effort than the DCU has put forth in the past. There is much story, basically, Steppenwolf shows up, steals some stuff he needs to start the apocalypse, the Justice League gets together and eventually stop him. Some of the character interaction is fairly solid, some of the jokes are funny, and some of the action is entertaining. You'll notice I said "some", that's because some of it fails as well. The biggest problem I have with movie is the competing styles. The action scenes have a very comic feel to them, everything else has a more realistic look. It's a bit jarring when they switch back and forth. That said, it's worth watching, there's enough good in there that I didn't mind cost of admission.

The Punisher. I also liked it.

Solid acting (except for Dinna's partner, he's pretty bad), strong action, a little lite on story. Definitely better than The Defenders. Biggest complaint, Frank spends more time as Frank than the Punisher. He spent more time as the Punisher in season two of Daredevil, than he does in his on series. I suppose you could argue that the two are one and the same, that he doesn't need to have the skull body armor on to be the Punisher, but it's a small complaint anyway. The side story with the Wilson kid, the one with PTSD seemed a bit shallow. They could have done a better job with that. Overall though, very entertaining.
#1385 Nov 20 2017 at 2:02 PM Rating: Good
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I was mostly preoccupied over the weekend, so I didn't really see anything. Saw a couple of episodes of Punisher today, though. Into the third episode, and so far the show is okay. Not a particular fan of turning Castle's simple story ("Family ded, so make crime ded.") into an elaborate conspiracy theory. It's not horrible, and there's definitely worse Punisher storylines in existence, but I guess we'll see if it pays off in the end. Also how easily Micro knocks him out. I mean, really? WTF? I love Bernthal, but man his screaming like Sylvester Stallone during his rage-fits got old fast. Liked the callback to Daredevil S2 with the Major and his hand.
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#1386 Nov 20 2017 at 9:24 PM Rating: Good
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Gifted is going to get messy, fast. Not 100% sure I'm into the way the story is unfolding with the siblings. But it is what it is.

Supergirl wasn't all that interesting. But looking at next week's crossover. It's a 4 parter. 2 on Monday and 2 on Tuesday.

1 Supergirl
2 Arrow (Surprising... and moved to Monday)

3 Flash
4 Legends (I assume, my box ended at Flash, 3/4).
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#1387 Nov 21 2017 at 8:53 AM Rating: Good
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Gifted is going to get messy, fast.
I kind of like how it went DEEPEST LORE this episode. The whole twins contact to use their powers thing, their ancestor's names (Andrea and Andreas), pretty much comic accurate. A few differences, like their having abilities without skin contact, the obvious time period, and that the genetic testing in the show was to prevent powers and not give powers like in the books, but over all that's some commitment to the source material.

There's possibly an R-Rated animated Harley Quinn series on the way from Powerless executive producers Justin Halpern & Patrick Schumacker and Dean Lorey for DC's Streaming Service. There's also talk that they're going to approach Margot Robbie to voice the Clown Princess of Crime. So that's like four or five reasons I don't want to check it out.

A video from Screen Crush about the similarities between Justice League and The Avengers.


Oh **** I just found out that the first three episodes of Hulu's The Runaways is out today. Now I'm not sure if I like shows coming out in parts like this and The Tick or all at once like Marvel's Netflix shows. All I know is my watch list is getting overloaded either way between regular tv, movies, and streaming services. Almost makes all that torture I took in the 80s and 90s over being a comic book geek worth it.

Edited, Nov 21st 2017 2:28pm by lolgaxe
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#1388 Nov 22 2017 at 6:07 AM Rating: Good
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Flash: I really thought DeVoe was going to be monitoring from a Future/Alternate reality and that the team would be interacting with a past version of him. I like the character though.

Legends: I like Grodd episodes. The other guy playing his version of Rory was pretty good.

Ray: First Lady pie is pretty good!

Also:
Rory: If you guys ever have kids and one of them when he's eight years old accidentally sets fire to the living room rug... Go easy on him.


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