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#1577 Apr 11 2018 at 1:58 PM Rating: Good
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I was going to post this like twenty minutes ago but I've been laughing my balls off at it. There's a Teen Titans live action show in the works, and here's Starfire. So far the going theory is that it's her "civilian" clothes, but no one wants to answer why they think her civilian job is being a hooker. I swear, I'm in tears laughing at DC's version of The Inhumans.
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#1578 Apr 11 2018 at 2:10 PM Rating: Good
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So far the going theory is that it's her "civilian" clothes, but no one wants to answer why they think her civilian job is being a hooker. I swear, I'm in tears laughing at DC's version of The Inhumans.


Clearly in this Universe, the first Human she met and kissed to learn our language was Butters
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#1579 Apr 12 2018 at 6:13 PM Rating: Good
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I finished reading listening to American Gods yesterday so now I'm ready to tackle to Starz series and bitch about how they ruined everything.


It's actually surprisingly accurate. They've had to expand on some things to stretch the story to fill a series, and you only get the first third of the book in the first season. The series has a lot more of Shadow's wife than the book does. Same for the Leprechaun fellow. They only bit that really doesn't work is an episode that is complete filler that wasn't in the book at all. You'll recognize it when you see it.

Do yourself a favor, don't bother reading (listening) to Anansi Boys. The couple of bits in the series with Anansi will make a little more sense since you'll be familiar with the character, but it's not worth it. The story in that one is just so boring, I had to force myself to finish it.
#1580 Apr 12 2018 at 6:21 PM Rating: Good
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lolgaxe wrote:
I was going to post this like twenty minutes ago but I've been laughing my balls off at it. There's a Teen Titans live action show in the works, and here's Starfire. So far the going theory is that it's her "civilian" clothes, but no one wants to answer why they think her civilian job is being a hooker. I swear, I'm in tears laughing at DC's version of The Inhumans.


This isn't even the production where Nick Cage is playing Superman...
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#1581 Apr 13 2018 at 4:17 PM Rating: Good
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Finally caught up on Legends... and... wow. Rory: ARE WE MAKING A BABY!

And of course that Baby eventually turns out to be a giant ***-kicking Beebo.

Afterward:
Rory: Worst. Orgy. Ever.



Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay came out recently. And it was good. Up there with Flashpoint Paradox. And much better than the last few DC films to be released (Gotham by Gaslight, Vixen, Harley Quinn). DC Universe animated films tend to be better than the Marvel ones, but there are also some lower quality ones out there. This one I'd say definitely watch.



Perfect Reaction picture for the Live Action Teen Titans Starfire picture.



Finally saw Ready Player One. Overall it was a decent movie, but... I really thought the first key puzzle would fit well with the movie. Maybe not the actual Joust game challenge at the end, but a Zelda-esque mini dungeon crawl on a hidden door that poor old Parzival stumbled upon would have work. Well, maybe not so easily since they had removed the part about him being stuck in an online school with no money.

Instead they make it a simple race. And I'm to believe that in 5 years no one drove backward just because? I drove backward on game races all the time when I was screwing around. In the book, it was a bit more believable that the first puzzle stayed hidden for so long. No one even knew where to find it. Yet the puzzle existed and was attempted for years in the movie with no one driving backward... (and only a few hundred feet)

Parzival helping Artemis "hack" her way out of the box, only to have the box let her out on a 10 minute break with everyone else? That was seemingly pointless.

I didn't like the subtle change to the Aunt. She was abusive and a money grubber herself in the book, I don't recall the boyfriend(s) interacting with Parzival. In the movie they played the weak woman in an abusive relationship and the **** boyfriend angle. Parzival didn't really care that his Aunt died, but did care that the old lady died. And it looked like the old lady survived as she was the first one to stand up to Sorrento in the end.

Needed more giant mechs. Gundam wasn't as fun as Ultraman would have been I think.

The lack of one of the "High Five" sacrificing themselves or being killed by IOI was a bit disappointing. When I saw Daito and Sho(to) still alive and friends from the very beginning I figured Daito wouldn't die, but I still felt it would be worth having a real sacrifice to progress the story.


Overall, enjoyable. Probably more so by people not expecting any specifics. The usual changes from Book to Movie format. I think Movie -> Book would have been a better order to enjoy the formats. Book was different and detailed enough to be almost new if you had seen the movie first, I think. But events in the movie were simplified and sped up a bit that you knew what to expect having read listended to the book beforehand.


Gotham: Not Not-Joker is now Joker. Seems kind of stupid to introduce a twin brother, just to kill off the original and make the twin the Joker. Did the writers just want to find a way to make his face-peeling scars go away?

Edited, Apr 14th 2018 5:40pm by TirithRR
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#1582 Apr 16 2018 at 7:27 AM Rating: Good
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Finally caught up on Legends... and... wow.
I think that's a standard that just isn't ever going to be reached again. I hope they never write Rory off the show.

Westworld returns Sunday, and after the findmuck that was the first season I'm looking forward to see how Samurai World works out.
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#1583 Apr 16 2018 at 9:20 PM Rating: Good
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Recent trailers for for Jurassic World show things like Dinos sneaking into little girls' rooms at night. Are they going to pull a Jurassic Park 3 with this one? Just make all the Dinos run loose in a major city, eating peoples' dogs and scaring kids and their parents who don't believe them when they say there's a Dino in the backyard?
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#1584 Apr 17 2018 at 6:25 PM Rating: Decent
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"Into the Badlands" also returns on Sunday. This could be a problem....
#1585 Apr 18 2018 at 6:05 AM Rating: Good
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My DVR Box has close to 10 shows recording on Sunday night. Four of them all at 9pm (Obviously it only records up to two things at once, so two of them are ignored...)

Legion: 40 minutes in, and Legion shows Spielberg that characters playing thru a game of Zork on screen can actually work. And it wasn't even a 3D representation of it. Merely a big dark room with a keyboard, and the shows characters typing out their commands then reading the text as it appeared in the black air above them.

Walking Dead finale followed by Fear premiere. But the Fear premiere wasn't really the premiere of Fear. More like "Walking Dead finale side story". The first 57 minutes of Fear didn't have a single Fear character show up. The two shows are now linked at happening at the same time. The cynic in me feels this was merely a ploy to get more people watching Fear. Most of my friends / coworkers dropped Fear half way thru Season 1. And while last season was better (and, better than Walking Dead recent seasons I think) they haven't bothered jumping back in.
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#1586 Apr 18 2018 at 7:36 AM Rating: Good
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I'm going to have to dig through my DVR's scheduling to see what I can cut and what I have to keep recording.

I enjoyed Garret Dillahunt's gunslinger in Fear the Walking Dead. Morgan going from Punisher to Pacifier over and over again is a bit tedious though, since it's almost certain that's exactly what he's going to do in Fear before the season's end. Black Lightning had a solid season, excluding the first quarter of the pilot. And that weird paranoia cricket chicken in Legion creeps me the hell out, though the MUD / Zork scene was pretty well executed, but I liked the pool scene more, where Lenny kept trying to kill him/herself in the background while Shadow King and David were talking.

Suicide Squad 2 seems to have been pushed back on DCEU's schedule, while Birds of Prey, which will also apparently feature Robbie's Harley Quinn, has been moved up and a director in Cathy Yun because "Christina Hodson's script blew the exec's minds". The same execs, mind, that are also responsible for the rest of the DCEU.

Steven Spielberg also seems to be on board to produce, and rumor to maybe even direct, a movie for WB based on an old DC property Black Hawks, which are basically the Howling Commandos. A bunch of World War 2 elite soldiers doing elite things. No word beyond that, but I can't help but be reminded that Spielberg said that these movies were on their way out like Westerns and now he's wading into the pool like everyone else.

Edited, Apr 18th 2018 9:43am by lolgaxe
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