lol: Disney and Sony Unable to Reach Deal on Renewing Rights-Sharing Agreement Over Spider-Man; Disney/Marvel Will Go Back to Plan of SJW Characters No One Cares About

lol.

Now, this could very well just be saber-rattling. As a James Bond fan, I heard many times that Roger Moore was done with the role, before news broke that he'd just signed to do another one at for an assumedly-larger paycheck.

But at the moment, Sony thinks it doesn't need Marvel to make Spider-Man work.

Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige won't produce any further Spider-Man films because of an inability by Disney and Sony Pictures to reach new terms that would have given the former a co-financing stake going forward. A dispute that has taken place over the past few months at the top of Disney and Sony has essentially nixed Feige, and the future involvement of Marvel from the Spider-Man universe, sources said.

Sony is probably fighting for some kind of deal that cedes them the Spider-Man character in perpetuity or near-perpetuity. Marvel is meanwhile thinking that if they let Sony make Spider-Man movies, they'll just fail again, and eventually give the character up due to not making movies at the contractually-specified pace (something like a minimum of one Spider-Man movie every 4 or 5 years or something).

The article explained the disagreement. It's just about money:

There is a lot of webbing here, but it all comes down to money, and itís easy to understand why both sides refused to give ground. Disney asked that future Spider-Man films be a 50/50 co-financing arrangement between the studios, and there were discussions that this might extend to other films in the Spider-Man universe. Sony turned that offer down flat, and I donít believe they even came back to the table to figure out a compromise. Led by Tom Rothman and Tony Vinciquerra, Sony just simply didnít want to share its biggest franchise. Sony proposed keeping the arrangement going under the current terms where Marvel receives in the range of 5% of first dollar gross, sources said. Disney refused.

This leaves Marvel Disney with:

Iron Man dead

Captain America retired and "super-aged"

Black Widow dead

Hawkeye retired and even when he wasn't retired, still just Hawkeye

Hulk still partly controlled by Universal

Spider-Man apparently departed for the sure-to-fail "Sony Spider-Man Cinematic Universe"

Thor supposedly still around, but probably soon to be replaced by his gender-swapped replacement, also called "Thor" because no one would see a movie called "The Savage Sword of Jane Foster."

Marvel still has:

Captain Marvel, a character no one cares about played by an actress no one likes

Ms. Marvel, a Muslim-American girl who can stretch and enlarge her body like Mr. Fantastic, who no one really likes

The Fantastic Four, a team that has failed three times at the box office before, led by Mr. Fantastic, who no one really likes

The badly damaged X-Men, a very diminished brand due to overexposure and bad movie outings

The Eternals, a group of cosmic beings who never did much in sales or impact, who are complete ripoffs of DC's New Gods, another group of cosmic beings who never did much in sales or impact. Both groups were created by Jack Kirby in his declining years.

Nova, a character you never heard of and for good reason too

Quasar, a character who can be described as "the poor man's Nova"

Pulsar, a character who could be described as "a gender- and race-swapped Quasar"

Black Panther, a very overpowered and overrated character that White Liberals and Fake Geeks pretended to be totally in love with for two months

Ant-Man, a character that even Marvel itself treats like an embarrassing joke

and the Guardians of the Galaxy. I always thought this franchise was dumb, "science fiction" for people who don't like science fiction, "action" for Fake Geek Girls who don't like actual action, and I gotta think the public appetite for this crew is fading.

Oh, and I forgot: They're reviving Blade, which people are pretending to be excited about. And rumor has it that Blade will be religion-swapped to be... duh duh duh... a Muslim.

Despite the fact that characters in Marvel movies who might be expected to be Christian are never noted as such. "Christian" means, in Marvel, not really religious at all, but Blade, rumor has it, will be characterized with religious belief.

There will be no religion in all of Marvel except for Islam and... well, Norse, I guess.

So that's what Marvel has to work with going forward. Some old characters no one really cares about and some new characters no one's ever really liked.

In unrelated yet related news, Disney's stocks slid a bit due to a whistleblower claiming that Disney had overstated its income by billions in years past.


A former Walt Disney Co. accountant says she has filed a series of whistleblower tips with the Securities and Exchange Commission alleging the company has materially overstated revenue for years.

Sandra Kuba, formerly a senior financial analyst in Disney's DIS, -0.12% revenue-operations department who worked for the company for 18 years, alleges that employees working in the parks-and-resorts business segment systematically overstated revenue by billions of dollars by exploiting weaknesses in the company's accounting software.

Kuba said she has met with officials from the SEC on several occasions to discuss the allegations.

A spokeswoman for the SEC declined to comment.
...

Kuba's whistleblower filings, which have been reviewed by MarketWatch, outline several ways employees allegedly boosted revenue, including recording fictitious revenue for complimentary golf rounds or for free guest promotions. Another alleged action Kuba described in her SEC filing involved recording revenue for $500 gift cards at their face value even when guests paid a discounted rate of $395.


Kuba has also alleged that employees sometimes recorded revenue twice for gift cards, both when guests bought the gift card and when it was used at a resort. Sometimes, revenue was recorded even though a gift card was given to a guest for free following a customer complaint, for instance, according to the whistleblower's allegations.

Disney calls these charges "without merit."

Which is what I call its dying Star Wars brand, but that's a separate issue.

Posted by: Ace of Spades at 05:05 PM




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1 first.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at August 20, 2019 05:04 PM (JUOKG)

2 First?

Posted by: CliffClavin at August 20, 2019 05:04 PM (dyCMp)

3 Time machine strikes again!

Posted by: CliffClavin at August 20, 2019 05:05 PM (dyCMp)

4 "and the Guardians of the Galaxy. I always thought this franchise was dumb,"

Huh?

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at August 20, 2019 05:06 PM (JUOKG)

5 I love GOTG. Only Marvel I plan on seeing in the future besides Dr Strange (who gets custody of that?).

Posted by: Ann at August 20, 2019 05:07 PM (NDO5Q)

6
When you fuck up Star Wars,
to please SJW whores,
That's a Disney...

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 20, 2019 05:07 PM (zBaqJ)

7 Disney IS EVIL

Posted by: comrade nurse ratched at August 20, 2019 05:07 PM (d7Ww2)

8 Well at least we have the AOC superhero to look forward to -- maybe DC Comics can change their name to Donkey Choppers Comics.

Posted by: ShainS -- in registry of disreputable federal law-abiding commenters at August 20, 2019 05:07 PM (k1+vk)

9 >>>4 "and the Guardians of the Galaxy. I always thought this franchise was dumb,"

Huh?
Posted by: The Great White Scotsman

...

I hate it and have no idea why people like it. It's like a Nickelodeon sketch show with some cheesy special effects.

Posted by: ace at August 20, 2019 05:08 PM (PbpT7)

10 Next up, fourth go at it with Fantastic Four, but they are gay.

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at August 20, 2019 05:08 PM (5l6gb)

11 >>>5 I love GOTG. Only Marvel I plan on seeing in the future besides Dr Strange (who gets custody of that?).

that's still Marvel's.

Posted by: ace at August 20, 2019 05:08 PM (PbpT7)

12 Not really related, but I do love it when The Critical Drinker always pairs any mention of Captain Marvel with 'My favorite movie'.

Posted by: El Kabong at August 20, 2019 05:08 PM (datdl)

13 The Guardians of the Galaxy movies are the only ones of this genre that I liked. Still, I don't know how much appetite I have for another one.

Posted by: Mark1971 at August 20, 2019 05:08 PM (xPl2J)

14 The GOTG is "dumb"?

Hey, I was all 'cited about some guy holding a purple thingy and a babe in green paint.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at August 20, 2019 05:08 PM (6qErC)

15 Disney, killing my childhood one license at a time.

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at August 20, 2019 05:09 PM (5l6gb)

16 You really need a Subaru when you're trolling for mall trim to munch in NH mud season

Posted by: Maggie Horn at August 20, 2019 05:09 PM (6/uwW)

17 Yep. Guardians is dumb. I like em anyway.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at August 20, 2019 05:09 PM (7jTtI)

18 and the Guardians of the Galaxy. I always thought this franchise was dumb,"



Huh?

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman



...



I hate it and have no idea why people like it. It's like a Nickelodeon sketch show with some cheesy special effects.





Posted by: ace at August 20, 2019 05:08 PM

---

It's literally like some people love Monty Python and others don't get it. Same thing IMO and I love the series.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at August 20, 2019 05:09 PM (JUOKG)

19 What are you talking about? My brain is working just fine!

Posted by: Joe Biden at August 20, 2019 05:10 PM (CPk08)

20 Spiderman
Spiderman
Does whatever a tranny can.
Woke as fuck
Appeals to cucks --
Look out!
We ruined Spriderman.

Posted by: New Democratic Party Anthem at August 20, 2019 05:10 PM (Q3dyo)

21 zero fucks given about anything disney. the anal discharge of satan.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at August 20, 2019 05:10 PM (KP5rU)

22 Are we doing a post on Dove Cameron's nipples next?

https://tinyurl.com/y5ue4qax

Posted by: Guy Smiley at August 20, 2019 05:10 PM (O8WFE)

23 They should have ended it with Infinity War.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at August 20, 2019 05:11 PM (1g7ch)

24 The SEC thing is interesting. Accounting fraud is treated pretty seriously. That would have to be a pretty systemic practice for it to amount to billions of dollars though.

Posted by: Someguy at August 20, 2019 05:11 PM (yOykd)

25 Ooops -- off "New Democratic Party Anthem" sock.

Posted by: zombie at August 20, 2019 05:11 PM (Q3dyo)

26 I hate it and have no idea why people like it.

Posted by: ace at August 20, 2019 05:08 PM (PbpT7)

Shirtless Chris Pratt.

Posted by: Jordan61 at August 20, 2019 05:11 PM (Ez6QX)

27 When DC franchises (outside Batman and Superman) look better than Marvel, wow.

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at August 20, 2019 05:11 PM (5l6gb)

28 Don't worry....5'1", 115 lbs Natalie Portman as Thor will surely save them.

Posted by: El Kabong at August 20, 2019 05:11 PM (datdl)

29 Who has rights to Solomon Kane?

Posted by: Jean at August 20, 2019 05:11 PM (aBDLm)

30 Zzzzzz!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at August 20, 2019 05:12 PM (BiNEL)

31 Joe Biden:Kill Swallows hard.

Lol

Posted by: Redenzo at August 20, 2019 05:12 PM (14qvS)

32 How the hell can you do Blade again without Wesley Snipes? He's got to at least "pass the baton" or some such shit.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at August 20, 2019 05:13 PM (RD7QR)

33 Die disney Die!

The fucking big ass rat needs to Die!

Posted by: USNtakim profoundly deplorable. at August 20, 2019 05:13 PM (0OmEj)

34 Shoving Islam down everybody's throats should do WONDERFUL business for them in China.

Posted by: Hikaru (Allie) at August 20, 2019 05:13 PM (8QqO/)

35
...
Ms. Marvel, a Muslim-American girl who can stretch and enlarge her body like Mr. Fantastic, who no one really likes
...
Oh, and I forgot: They're reviving Blade, which people are pretending to be excited about. And rumor has it that Blade will be religion-swapped to be... duh duh duh... a Muslim.

+++++++++++
Are both of those things real? I don't pretend to be "down" or "hip" or whatever people are saying these days, but both of those seem like terrible and unworkable ideas. Blade *was* cool - but a lot of that was Wesley Snipes. I don't know if I'd like a non-Snipes Blade - especially if it's a woke-ass "he's a Muslim now just because it's transgressive and we pathologically hate the normals and need to fix them" variant.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 20, 2019 05:13 PM (I2dne)

36 I finally saw "Aquaman" (on an airplane) -- not bad, I suppose. They went to a LOT of trouble to set up some upcoming "Manta" movie, though.

I hate how about 50% of the screentime of any of these comic book movies is spent setting up sequels and spinoffs. Damn it -- jut show me THIS story NOW.

Posted by: zombie at August 20, 2019 05:13 PM (Q3dyo)

37 Captain Marvel, a character no one cares about played by an actress no one likes

Her gluteals are 'functional'.

Posted by: Brie's co-stars at August 20, 2019 05:13 PM (rxbgV)

38 Natalie Portman"

In another skin tight suit?

Yes plz

Posted by: Anon a mouse at August 20, 2019 05:13 PM (6qErC)

39 Does Disney still have the licenses for Litterbug and Dr. Bong?

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at August 20, 2019 05:14 PM (5l6gb)

40 Disney Executive: "Our negotiations on the Spiderman Property have broken down! Any ideas?"

Disney Writer: "Let's just reboot the character for the fifth time in the last 14 years with a new actor and redo the Origin Story!"

DisEx: "Won't that be difficult with today's super-clever, picky and discerning movie-goers?!?!"

DisWrit: "Nope, Super Easy, Barely An Inconvenience(tm)!"

DisEx: "Endlessly rebooting characters and reshooting Origin Stories every 1.75 years is TIGHT!"

Posted by: Sharkman at August 20, 2019 05:14 PM (S6rpg)

41 Oopsy -- "Mantis" movie, not "Manta."

Posted by: zombie at August 20, 2019 05:14 PM (Q3dyo)

42 Since I am older than 14, I have no idea what any of this is about. But I think it means Disney got fucked, so I'm happy.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at August 20, 2019 05:14 PM (FiUMj)

43
At least the Miracle of Sound song
about GOTG is pretty good:



https://tinyurl.com/y7ev283u






Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at August 20, 2019 05:14 PM (ufFY8)

44 It's literally like some people love Monty Python and others don't get it. Same thing IMO and I love the series.
Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at August 20, 2019 05:09 PM (JUOKG)

Good example.

I love Guardians. I think part of it is that I've never been a part of the comic book thing. Not because of any kind of sniffy I'm-above-such-trivialities, but simply be cause I didn't get into it.

May explain why I like those movies without comparing it to other things.

I seriously doubt I'll ever bother watching the majority of these, because my list of dumb but fun movies is already long enough.

And frankly, the SJW aspect of all this is infuriating.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at August 20, 2019 05:14 PM (xPJvm)

45 Ask them to show Song Of The South on the Disney Channel.

Posted by: Goofy at August 20, 2019 05:15 PM (V4+zP)

46 Not only is female Thor fucking gay as fuck, but it's turning me off from the other movies.

Spider-man Far From Home, was pretty good. But I don't feel like a Marvel superfan anymore. The bloom is off the rose.

10 years is a good run.

Posted by: Max Power at August 20, 2019 05:15 PM (q177U)

47 disney told sony

"lolfg we are reimagining Goofy. who needs your stupid bug man."

Posted by: yankeefifith at August 20, 2019 05:15 PM (HALdu)

48 Roger Corman made the best Fantastic Four.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at August 20, 2019 05:16 PM (Mevy0)

49
Why Hasn't The Cockcusking Secret Service Investigated And/Or Charged That Illinois State Senator For His Threat Against The President's Life?

Posted by: Soothsayer Fake Commenter at August 20, 2019 05:16 PM (wM5Dx)

50 The Devil Mouse - making profit is secondary to destruction of what is beautiful, good, and true.

Posted by: Ostar at August 20, 2019 05:16 PM (gc83Y)

51 I want to plug Pom Klementieff.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at August 20, 2019 05:16 PM (7jTtI)

52 Movie idea: The Booty Calls of the Elders of Zion.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at August 20, 2019 05:16 PM (+y/Ru)

53 I'm sure the Muslim faithful will be thrilled to have a vampire pushing their ideology. This is the same group who kills people for drawing cartoons.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at August 20, 2019 05:16 PM (CQ3Qb)

54 I hate it and have no idea why people like it. It's like a Nickelodeon sketch show with some cheesy special effects.†

Posted by: ace at August 20, 2019 05:08 PM (PbpT7)

That's just...WRONG.

How can you not love a feral raccoon with an automatic rifle?

Posted by: Sharrukin2 at August 20, 2019 05:16 PM (ltuaO)

55 Next up, fourth go at it with Fantastic Four, but they are gay.
Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at August 20, 2019 05:08 PM


"Flamer ... on! And I look fabulous!"

Posted by: Johnny "Lance" Storm at August 20, 2019 05:17 PM (rxbgV)

56 Bring back the worst comic book of all time.....

Clean Fun starring Shoogafoots Jones.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at August 20, 2019 05:17 PM (Z+IKu)

57 41
Oopsy -- "Mantis" movie, not "Manta."

Posted by: zombie at August 20, 2019 05:14 PM (Q3dyo)

No no, you were right. Manta is the retarded Aquaman person, Mantis is the retarded GotG person.

Liked her in the Silver Surfer comics.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at August 20, 2019 05:17 PM (CPk08)

58 Spiderverse was actually a really good movie. Sony probably thinks it can keep it going.

Posted by: MAGA at August 20, 2019 05:17 PM (6fPrQ)

59 26 >>> Shirtless Chris Pratt.
Posted by: Jordan61 at August 20, 2019 05:11 PM (Ez6QX)

{cough} Certainly doesn't hurt. :-)

Posted by: Ann at August 20, 2019 05:17 PM (NDO5Q)

60 Never smoked a cig

never played a vid game

never read a comic book

I have no idea who these characters are

positive I don't care

Posted by: REDACTED at August 20, 2019 05:17 PM (+8+gB)

61 I've made several movies, mostly in the Lethal Weapon genre.

Posted by: Dr. Mantis Toboggan at August 20, 2019 05:18 PM (PbpT7)

62 i was a d.c fan, and before it all turned "dark" (both visually and the stories), so i'm out of it.

proceed.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at August 20, 2019 05:18 PM (Pg+x7)

63 you know, were someone to hire me to reboot the fantastic four I would start by adding a fifth character, kind of like going to 11 for 4

you see it is still four but it is more too

Posted by: yankeefifith at August 20, 2019 05:18 PM (HALdu)

64 Disney, Hollywood, etc.

Things I do not give a shit about. I watch want I want to watch on my own terms.

The whole "Comic Book" genre is crap. Ruined by dumb fuckers who never read the originals. May they rot in hell.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at August 20, 2019 05:18 PM (3H9h1)

65 Without sucky Marvel movies, Pitch Meeting man would have to cut his output in half.

Posted by: MAGA at August 20, 2019 05:18 PM (6fPrQ)

66 GOTG was fun and the best part for me was the absence of SJW-ismness. The second one wasn't quite as much fun as the first one IMO, but any movie with Kurt Russell in it can't be awful. They may do one more and then fold up the tent on that franchise. Just a WAG on my part.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #PurgeProgressivism at August 20, 2019 05:18 PM (HaL55)

67 Manta is the retarded Aquaman person, Mantis is the retarded GotG person. "

And Mathis is a pretty decent crooner

Posted by: Anon a mouse at August 20, 2019 05:19 PM (6qErC)

68 Just looked at my supply of fucks. Nope. Not a one to give.

Posted by: Sooner at August 20, 2019 05:19 PM (amER0)

69 52 Movie idea: The Booty Calls of the Elders of Zion.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at August 20, 2019 05:16 PM (+y/Ru)

Consider me intrigued.

Posted by: Someguy at August 20, 2019 05:19 PM (yOykd)

70 60>>>

I see we've found the Fun Police.

Not that SJW Marvel is anything resembling fun...

Posted by: Hikaru (Allie) at August 20, 2019 05:19 PM (8QqO/)

71 Never smoked a cig

never played a vid game

never read a comic book

I have no idea who these characters are

positive I don't care
Posted by: REDACTED at A



you need to take a break from the hardcore and introduce some variety into your routine

Posted by: yankeefifith at August 20, 2019 05:20 PM (HALdu)

72 Accounting fraud is treated pretty seriously.

-
A few days ago, the Wall Street Journal said that GE's books are an Endon level fraud.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at August 20, 2019 05:20 PM (+y/Ru)

73 Caught a bit of a Disney show the other day while dining out. They had it on one tv instead of sports. Crap, pure crap. Walt must be rolling in his grave. I believe it may have been Descendants, not sure. But crap.
If their movies are like this crap I'm happy about not supporting Disney or Hollywood in general.
I will still watch movies from the golden age of Hollywood. Eyes wide open knowing that most of the actors are probably perverts.

Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at August 20, 2019 05:20 PM (N3JsI)

74 24
The SEC thing is interesting. Accounting fraud is treated pretty
seriously. That would have to be a pretty systemic practice for it to
amount to billions of dollars though.


Posted by: Someguy at August 20, 2019 05:11 PM (yOykd)

Nonsense. The SEC has maybe 300 full-time lawyers on staff to oversee something like 20,000 publicly-traded tickers, each filing between 250-1000 pages of financial data per year. They are overwhelmed. How many people went to jail over the blatant frauds that lead to the 2008 crash? One person? The OTC market thrives every day on outright fraudulent pump-and-dump scams. Elon Musk has single-handedly shown how useless the SEC is. He should've been barred and\or prosecuted by the DOJ half a dozen times in the past 5 years.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at August 20, 2019 05:20 PM (CQ3Qb)

75 manta is aquaman's alter ego in a gimp suit

Posted by: yankeefifith at August 20, 2019 05:20 PM (HALdu)

76 10 years is a good run.
Posted by: Max Power at August 20, 2019 05:15 PM (q177U)
++++++++++
Character fatigue is real. They've been pumping these out at a rapid clip for a long time now. Superhero movies got a new lease life on with the early-2000s X-Men. It was a breath of fresh air. It showed that superhero movies didn't have to be like they were in the (campy) 90s or go over the top weird like Ang Lee's Hulk. X-Men and X-2 stand alone as good movies in their own right.

Then spend a decade dialing it in and ramping up enthusiasm.

Then exploit that enthusiasm for a decade. No one should think that goes on forever. The characters and stories are tapped out now.

The real winners were Marvel executives - they sold to Disney dear the peak.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 20, 2019 05:20 PM (I2dne)

77 Political Correctness idiots have wreaked havoc with a company that used to be a powerhouse of originality.

All I have to say is LOLGF.

Posted by: Gmac - Winning never gets old, like me ... But I'm still winning dammit! at August 20, 2019 05:20 PM (qZdIZ)

78 Ben Grime The Thing ITS COLBBERIN TIME out on a joy ride with Thing 1 and Thing 2 with Thing in a V.W. Thing Swamp Thing and Manthing taking a ride in the swamp in a Jeep

Posted by: Tamaa the Drongo Bird at August 20, 2019 05:20 PM (wGqjj)

79 The only overtly Christian character I can remember in Marvel Comics is Nightcrawler, and his religion was limited to once in a while fingering a rosary.

Oh and Daredevil, but its pretty obvious his faith is more just "my mom is a nun"

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 20, 2019 05:21 PM (KZzsI)

80 I think Fantastic Four might be Marvel's ace in the hole.

I disagree with Ace about the Guardians movies, they were excellent if you don't mind silly, corny humor. They are basically space musicals.

Posted by: Max Power at August 20, 2019 05:21 PM (q177U)

81 So are they going to claim that in "marvel universe" Islam, that Allah is really just an alien, and that Mohammad is a Chinese guy?

Because that's basically what they did with Norse paganism, and I didn't see any Odinists (except for one buddy of mine) get pissed about it.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 20, 2019 05:21 PM (Ct55T)

82 A long time ago Disney made cartoon films everyone liked. I guess they have given up on that proven strategy. Even though frozen is only 5 years old.

Posted by: SH at August 20, 2019 05:21 PM (qBbz7)

83
The whole Marvel vs DC vs Disney thing is beyond me. All I know is, I like Antman and Deadpool because they're funny, and I may check out Thor because I heard it's also witty. And Star Wars is dead to me.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at August 20, 2019 05:21 PM (dstcr)

84 the Kingdom of DIS.

Its not a fantasy. Well except for the financial statements.

Posted by: simplemind at August 20, 2019 05:22 PM (VY4bA)

85 Does movie Aquaman do the water-skiing on 2 dolphins thing?

Posted by: Guy Smiley at August 20, 2019 05:22 PM (O8WFE)

86 Willowed.
Re: Taylor Swift.

Taylor is what you get when you indulge your 14 year old daughter who dreams of being a rock star and songwriter by moving your family, sans Dad who still has to work to provide for the family, to Nashville. You then allow her to sit with adult males into the wee hours writing songs, talking about life, and dragging on joints, etc. By the time she's sixteen, your a stage mom, dragging along while she opens concerts for people such as Toby Keith. And then she becomes this big , ungodly wealthy recording artist, whose entire teenage years were obliterated so she appears to this day to be trapped in perpetual 17 year old boys are awful type of emotional stagnation.
She can't stay involved with anyone for more than a few months, it always ends in hysterics and a song describing what an asshole she dated. So now she's gone into politicking, and believing she knows about a world in which she herself, since age 14 has only known within the ability to buy whatever she wants, wear high fashion, buy mansions, defy record labels, music distributors, etc. drive fancy cars and have a cadre of help catering to her every whim.

She is no different than other "child stars" who are screwed up, other than she hasn't jumped on a wrecking ball naked, bragged about her abortions, cut her hair off with a set of clippers before she ran into the street, etc.

But it's coming.
Posted by: Jen the original at August 20, 2019 05:17 PM (6rjhq)

Posted by: Jen the original at August 20, 2019 05:22 PM (6rjhq)

87 how it is ge wound up where it is is the anti-American success story.

Posted by: yankeefifith at August 20, 2019 05:22 PM (HALdu)

88 I saw a Buster Keaton movie this morning. Better entertainment than what's coming out of Hollywood at the present.

Posted by: dantesed at August 20, 2019 05:22 PM (88xKn)

89 22 Are we doing a post on Dove Cameron's nipples next?

___


Of sorts...

Posted by: CHunk Hunger at August 20, 2019 05:23 PM (sN9mD)

90 Die disney Die!



The fucking big ass rat needs to Die!

^^^^This!^^^^
Oh, soooo much of this.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #PurgeProgressivism at August 20, 2019 05:23 PM (HaL55)

91 saw a Buster Keaton movie this morning



Michael Keaton is a bankable star.

Posted by: SH at August 20, 2019 05:23 PM (qBbz7)

92 Lost interest in the Marvel movies about four years ago.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at August 20, 2019 05:23 PM (oVJmc)

93 I'm no Tay-Tay fan but I read an interesting article once online that pretty much decimated the "she writes bitter songs about all her exes" thing. I think the final tally, at the time of writing, was something like 3 out of over 30 singles.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at August 20, 2019 05:24 PM (O8WFE)

94 I hate GE. They were the company to emulate when I was in the electrical industry and this caused companies like mine to do some very stupid stuff. However the recent news may not be legit. The whistle blower may not be exactly pure as the driven snow. Somehow connected to a short trader. This one needs to sort itself out.
My former company never could emulate GE and I'm happy to say that it is trading in the $140 range where GE is blowing chunks! Good for my pension.

Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at August 20, 2019 05:24 PM (N3JsI)

95 Oh, they are looking at doing a movie Hawkeye when he inexplicably became a super ninja with a sword after his family was dusted. Who cares?

I know what the Marvel execs are about, they never really liked those old characters. Not the current crop of millennial douchebags in charge today. They are glad those old characters are gone and out of the way.

The problem is, people really only liked the Avengers, and mostly because of Iron Man, Captain America, and the Hulk.

Ant Man movies are fun (at least the first one was) but they aren't big earners. Who's left after that? The rapidly approaching her shelf life Black Widow who only ever had one good scene and struggles to beat up normies? Falcon, who is Captain America's crappy sidekick with wings that crap out regularly? They have really screwed the pooch with this move and I think they'll start to feel it soon.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 20, 2019 05:24 PM (KZzsI)

96 Ice man would be a cool movie except i am sure it would be all about global warming.

Posted by: SH at August 20, 2019 05:25 PM (qBbz7)

97 Still waiting for a Green Arrow movie.

Posted by: teh Wind at August 20, 2019 05:25 PM (apyTf)

98 I hate GE. They were the company to emulate when I was in the electrical industry and this caused companies like mine to do some very stupid stuff. However the recent news may not be legit. The whistle blower may not be exactly pure as the driven snow. Somehow connected to a short trader. This one needs to sort itself out.
My former company never could emulate GE and I'm happy to say that it is trading in the $140 range where GE is blowing chunks! Good for my pension.
Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at A



the guy was hired to do research by a short seller, however, he was also the guy that blew the whistle on madoff.

Posted by: yankeefifith at August 20, 2019 05:26 PM (HALdu)

99 A former Walt Disney Co. accountant says she has filed a series of whistleblower tips with the Securities and Exchange Commission alleging the company has materially overstated revenue for years.

Hmmm. I don't get overstating revenue. Must be a stock market thing.

Posted by: olddog in mo at August 20, 2019 05:26 PM (Dhht7)

100 I hate it and have no idea why people like it. It's like a Nickelodeon sketch show with some cheesy special effects.


Posted by: ace at August 20, 2019 05:08 PM (PbpT7)

---
My family assured me that I would love the movies because it features the era of music I grew up with.

Yep.

It was still dumb.

Sequel also dumb.

But Disney was willing to rehab the guy with the sick sense of humor because dollars matter than morals, and they're totally out of both.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at August 20, 2019 05:26 PM (cfSRQ)

101 Let's put Disney, Google, Microsoft, Apple and Facebook on a Pacific Island and bring back open-air nuclear testing.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at August 20, 2019 05:26 PM (oVJmc)

102 They will reboot Spider-man ala The Electric Company, I hear Morgan Freeman is on board.

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at August 20, 2019 05:26 PM (5l6gb)

103 Guardians of the Galaxy is the only Marvel movie I like . I must be a geek girl.

( take that back, I liked the first Iron Man too)

Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at August 20, 2019 05:26 PM (+bKWx)

104 "and the Guardians of the Galaxy. I always thought this franchise was dumb,"

Huh?


Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at August 20, 2019 05:06 PM (JUOKG)

It's 12 year-old humor. Parts are okay, but for the most part the movies are simply too stupid. I agree with the ewok.

Posted by: WOPR - Ewoks, it's like Chuck Norris went to Build-A-Bear and built a super army at August 20, 2019 05:26 PM (J70i0)

105 Dr. Robert Epstein
@DrREpstein
#Hillary has long depended on #Google for both money & votes. Her largest donor in 2016 was Alphabet/Google. Her Chief Technology Officer during the campaign was Stephanie Hannon, a former Google exec. And then there's #EricSchmidt, longtime head of Google - the guy in the pic:

Posted by: Deep State is in Deep Shit at August 20, 2019 05:26 PM (BqBId)

106 ... d.c. - superman, batman, the flash, thor, aquaman (sometimes), those guys, and before they became dark and complex. i liked the bright colors and stories.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at August 20, 2019 05:27 PM (Pg+x7)

107 Since I missed saying it in the last thread:

"I've got a ggg-g-good brain..." - Simple Joe

Posted by: Sporkatus at August 20, 2019 05:27 PM (CGB5H)

108 In unrelated yet related news, Disney's stocks slid a bit due to a whistleblower claiming that Disney had overstated its income by billions in years past.

Hard to say with this since "Hollywood Accounting" keeps several sets of books;

One to show the IRS and CA Franchise Tax Board, one to show the writers, both showing "losses"

One for the banks and SEC to show revenues are kicking ass.

One for the general public because no matter what Disney does to piss you off, they show those books and say LOLGF

Posted by: kbdabear at August 20, 2019 05:27 PM (qAR6u)

109 yankeefifth. Will hold my opinion until the facts come out, if they ever come out.

Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at August 20, 2019 05:27 PM (N3JsI)

110 GOTG is a soundtrack album, not a movie.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at August 20, 2019 05:27 PM (oVJmc)

111 I like the Guardians movies. They're fun.

Posted by: Sooner at August 20, 2019 05:27 PM (amER0)

112 they are all superman's bitches anyway.

Posted by: yankeefifith at August 20, 2019 05:27 PM (HALdu)

113 Might I suggest Amazon's take on Super Heroes in, "The Boys?"

R rated, definitely.

Posted by: blake - used pronoun salesman
at August 20, 2019 05:27 PM (qC1Sy)

114 Dove Cameron's nipples"

Okey dokey...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at August 20, 2019 05:28 PM (6qErC)

115 ... i also liked the justice league cartoons and the batman and superman cartoons, better than the movies, actually.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at August 20, 2019 05:28 PM (Pg+x7)

116 From DM:

Twenty three cities in Texas are under ransom ware attack. They have not paid the ransom; however, the Governor Abbott has called upon the Texas Military Department, Texas A&M University System's Cyberresponse and Security Operations Center, Texas A&M Information Technology and Electronic Crime Unit, also FEMA and DHS.

It has been deemed a level 2 threat which is beyond the scope of local jurisdictions.

Texas Rangers ask, what are we chopped liver?

Posted by: Braenyard at August 20, 2019 05:28 PM (nuOac)

117 yankeefifth. Will hold my opinion until the facts come out, if they ever come out.
Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at A



not sure what ge's financial reserves are, but as much difficulty as they are having it would make sense that they were playing fast and loose

Posted by: yankeefifith at August 20, 2019 05:28 PM (HALdu)

118 Like Thor 3, Guardians of the Galaxy films are stupid but funny, so they are okay on their own.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 20, 2019 05:29 PM (KZzsI)

119 Maybe I'm just super-aged, but I couldn't care less. As long as they don't screw with Donald Duck (nobody knows who he is anymore so chances are slim) I'm fine with all of this.

Die Spiderman, Die whoever the hell is in Star Wars now, Die foul mouthed raccoon, all of you die. Die, die die. In a grease fire. A grease fire inside of It's a Small World where the music never ends.

I'm a bit sad that I'll never go back to Disneyland, but it's really not there anymore. I've got my memories. Just make sure anything you lovee you've got actual physical copies of, because that's next.

The movies, the books, all that digital stuff you think you own... The cloud will start dry humping it.

Posted by: Clutch Cargo at August 20, 2019 05:29 PM (imEOB)

120 My brain works fine!

Posted by: Joe Biden at August 20, 2019 05:29 PM (CPk08)

121

There was an old SNL skit that lampooned all the various stupid superheroes.

Belushi was the hulk, of course.

Posted by: E buzz the Reverend at August 20, 2019 05:29 PM (S4bTp)

122 Texas rangers deal in riots. Not data hostage

Posted by: SH at August 20, 2019 05:29 PM (qBbz7)

123 What I don't understand is the massive amounts of money they are pouring down the sjw hole. Where are they getting it and why would any investor be okay with losing or reducing their profits that way?

It doesn't take a genius to know Brie Larson isn't bankable and their reducing her role in the infinity war part 2 suggests they know that and then they trot out even worse ideas.

WTF?

Posted by: Sharrukin2 at August 20, 2019 05:29 PM (ltuaO)

124 just curious, but, as a chronological adult who never got into this shit as a kid, why do i give even the smallest of fucks about this "issue", other than hoping everyone involved in it goes broke?

Posted by: redc1c4 at August 20, 2019 05:30 PM (EOMoX)

125 Blonde M, I am the one person that liked the first Thor. But I liked it because it was kenneth branaugh directing a Shakespearan family saga using Norse superheroes. The second Thor movie is the worst in the whole Marvel movie canon. Skip it. The third Thor movie was a lot of campy fun.

Thor and Valkyrie had some chemistry, I am sad they are killing any chance of that in the Lady Thor movie by making her char gay. I guess I am not Woke enough. Natalie Portman is going to be insufferable.

Posted by: LizLem at August 20, 2019 05:30 PM (hvf9s)

126 Since I missed saying it in the last thread:

"I've got a ggg-g-good brain..." - Simple Joe

-
M - O - O - N. That spells president!

Posted by: Joe Biden at August 20, 2019 05:30 PM (+y/Ru)

127 If conservatives pushed for copyright reform, Hollywood would be done.

Make copyright law like patents, 20 years. Then it's public domain.

It's honestly a winning issue, but hand GOP-e a $1,000 check and they'll swear money is better than votes.

Posted by: Blago at August 20, 2019 05:30 PM (zuvmW)

128 I've mentioned this before, but I think they are trying to get "woke" because they know their all white cast for Fantastic Four will be controversial. They know they can't race swap their A list characters so they are getting SJW with all the other ones.

Posted by: Max Power at August 20, 2019 05:30 PM (q177U)

129 96 Ice man would be a cool movie except i am sure it would be all about global warming.
___

Not exactly. Ice Man is now openly gay and if we're going by the comics, the movie would be all about that.

Posted by: Chunk Hunger at August 20, 2019 05:30 PM (sN9mD)

130 Dr. Robert Epstein
@DrREpstein



This guy's bringing some fire down on Google and the 'beast.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at August 20, 2019 05:30 PM (oVJmc)

131 The whistle blower may not be exactly pure as the driven snow. Somehow
connected to a short trader. This one needs to sort itself out.

I read that too. Sour grapes. I don't like that accusations can drop the market like that. You know they will wreck it if they can just to fvck Trump. I'm thinking of pulling everything out until Trump gets in again.

Posted by: dartist at August 20, 2019 05:30 PM (K22Va)

132 I can always hope that people get tired of being teenagers or pre-teens and start looking for more mature entertainment, even just a little.


But the lowest common denominator usually wins out over anything with any sort of intelligence in Hollyweird anymore.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #PurgeProgressivism at August 20, 2019 05:30 PM (HaL55)

133 "Guardians" were the only two Marvel movies I kind of liked - well, I liked Thor Ragnarok too. The common denominator is that none of those movies take themselves seriously. I can't take anything in the Marvel universe seriously either, so I only enjoy the movies that admit it, and even flaunt it.

Ok, Antman too. Antman almost being run over by Thomas the Train. Heh. Now that was funny.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 20, 2019 05:30 PM (Kpl3J)

134
The Pepe the Frog Cinematic Universe is poised for a major, major launch!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at August 20, 2019 05:30 PM (pNxlR)

135 ... and for what's happened to disney, just compare the wonderful "duck tales" to the execrable reboot they're knocking out - cheap, choppy animation, dark, and "pro-girl". why, even. intolerable and charmless.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at August 20, 2019 05:30 PM (Pg+x7)

136

Disney spent billions and billions on Star Wars

What did they do with it?

Ruined the entire goddamned thing.

How is the a good business deal again? Awful

Posted by: E buzz the Reverend at August 20, 2019 05:30 PM (S4bTp)

137 One theory on why Disney F'd up Star Wars and killed off the original characters, is that Lucas got a cut of any movies with them in it.

Seems like cutting off your nose to spite your face, but it's Disney

Posted by: I'm the Honey Badger, BITCH! at August 20, 2019 05:30 PM (EkO2d)

138 i also liked the justice league cartoons and the batman and superman cartoons, better than the movies, actually.

Yeah, they are a lot better. DC does their animated stuff FAR better than live action.

But the, Earth's Mightiest Heroes Avengers was way better than the movies too so...

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 20, 2019 05:31 PM (KZzsI)

139 Dove Cameron's nipples

Insty did a post. Why should they have all the nippular fun.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at August 20, 2019 05:31 PM (O8WFE)

140 Roger Corman made the best Fantastic Four.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at August 20, 2019 05:16 PM (Mevy0)
The RLM guys said it actually wasn't too bad for the budget. It had a story and worked within its constraints. Pretty much the definition of a Corman film.

Posted by: WOPR - Ewoks, it's like Chuck Norris went to Build-A-Bear and built a super army at August 20, 2019 05:31 PM (J70i0)

141 It's not always possible to predict whether a movie will be good. I think that the average person didn't care at all about either Iron Man or Captain America, but their movies were quite good and people began to care. In particular, Robert Downey Jr. surprised everyone and the success of Iron Man owed a great deal to him.

Absolutely nobody cared about The Guardians of the Galaxy until the first movie came out. Then they became a big deal.

So it's possible that with the right actors and the right movies that Captain Marvel, Ms. Marvel, Nova, and the others could all become characters we like or even love. But at this point it looks very unlikely.

We've already had a Captain Marvel movie and it wasn't as horrible as the anti-fanboys were claiming, but it wasn't really that great. I'd predict that will be the pattern going forward... technically competent movies with good special effects, but not that great performances and not that great scripts. The MFM will try to whip up enthusiasm but it will burn out quickly as there won't be much actual love for the new characters and movies.

They've still got Doctor Strange and they haven't screwed him up yet. (I'd like to see them introduce Clea, Dr. Strange's love interest. But Ya Boi Zack has observed that modern Marvel can't seem to ever do anything with heterosexual romance.)

I never would have thought of Thor as being suited for comedy films, but they went down that road and... it worked. So they will do more of that. I'm on board.

They will be introducing Lady Thor. (Cue the SJWs shouting "She's not Lady Thor, she's just Thor!!!!") Whether I hate this or not will depend entirely on the script. At the moment, I'm not expecting it to be great.

Returning to this Sony news, I'm wondering if Marvel will now try to do something with Miles Morales, the half-black and half-Hispanic iteration of Spider-Man. Enter the Spiderverse did well and the character is generally well-received, so they might go for it and it might not suck.

I don't think it's guaranteed that Marvel movies are all going to suck going forward, but I wouldn't bet they are all going to be great or even good.

Posted by: mr_jack at August 20, 2019 05:31 PM (57l0O)

142 The first Guardians of the Galaxy is in my top 3 movies.

Peter Fucking Quill is my spirit animal.

Guy shots people, bangs alien hotties and has his own spaceship.

But...yeah, Marvel had a HELL of a good 10 year run.
And now it's over and it's SJW crap on the horizon for years to come. Not to mention liberal pedo-curious James Gunn being able to escape consequences that's ended many a career.

Ah well.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Relax, buy ammo and don't give one inch at August 20, 2019 05:31 PM (bcbK8)

143 Wish Tuca would go after some of the "news" people at Fox the way he goes after Lemon.

Would take some balls for him to take on Brett. who's a stiff

Posted by: REDACTED at August 20, 2019 05:31 PM (+8+gB)

144 "....said Tlaib, who broke down crying at another point in the press conference."

Our legislatures are packed full of the mentally ill. Perhaps we should be, oh I don't know, a bit more selective?

Posted by: MAGA nana mouse at August 20, 2019 05:31 PM (LINkS)

145 81
So are they going to claim that in "marvel universe" Islam, that Allah
is really just an alien, and that Mohammad is a Chinese guy?



Because that's basically what they did with Norse paganism, and I
didn't see any Odinists (except for one buddy of mine) get pissed about
it.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 20, 2019 05:21 PM (Ct55T)

---
Muslim Blade is going to be LIT, I tell you!

Muslims will thrill to having one of their co-religionists drink blood (just like the you-know-whoos).

Nope, no outrage over him getting blood on his prayer rug or anything.

How does Ramadan work for him, anyway? He's always eating after sundown.




Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at August 20, 2019 05:31 PM (cfSRQ)

146 soon

Posted by: taytay's penis at August 20, 2019 05:32 PM (QwmrN)

147 Ice Man is now openly gay and if we're going by the comics, the movie would be all about that.

Yeah that was a JK Rowling-level retcon if there ever was one. Out of the blue, just to have a homo character, they totally reverse the guy's past.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 20, 2019 05:32 PM (KZzsI)

148 Oh and the Nova comics written by Dan Abnett are good. The guy has a knack for turning crap into interesting sci fi.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Relax, buy ammo and don't give one inch at August 20, 2019 05:32 PM (bcbK8)

149 Well Marvel has yet to tap Alpha Flight...

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 20, 2019 05:32 PM (XkX6f)

150 Frozen 2 will make like a billion dollars so they've got that in the pipeline

Posted by: brak at August 20, 2019 05:32 PM (4U+CB)

151 21 zero fucks given about anything disney. the anal discharge of satan.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at August 20, 2019 05:10 PM (KP5rU)

I just want to highlight this.

The man has a gift.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Relax, buy ammo and don't give one inch at August 20, 2019 05:33 PM (bcbK8)

152 I tapped some of Alpha Flight.

Posted by: Northstar's first gay boyfriend at August 20, 2019 05:33 PM (PbpT7)

153

Why didn't Ace post a pic of Marty Feldman in his biden brain poat?

Posted by: Soothsayer Fake Commenter at August 20, 2019 05:33 PM (wM5Dx)

154 >>They're reviving Blade, which people are pretending to be excited about. And rumor has it that Blade will be religion-swapped to be... duh duh duh... a Muslim.




Alrighty! A muslim vampire.

Say, any characters that appeal to the Chinese market. That seems to be a "ting" nowadays in order to appeal to the Chinese audience.

Posted by: Lizzy at August 20, 2019 05:33 PM (bDqIh)

155 One theory on why Disney F'd up Star Wars and killed
off the original characters, is that Lucas got a cut of any movies with
them in it.



Seems like cutting off your nose to spite your face, but it's Disney

Posted by: I'm the Honey Badger, BITCH! at August 20, 2019 05:30 PM (EkO2d)

I tend to believe that rumor. Why they didn't work our a trilogy where the old characters slowly fade out while handing the baton to the new characters I'll never know.

Posted by: WOPR - Ewoks, it's like Chuck Norris went to Build-A-Bear and built a super army at August 20, 2019 05:33 PM (J70i0)

156 Given how Sony has crapped all over Spider-Man, I can't see them going very far with this. They keep spending a ton of money on him and keep turding up the bed once they got rid of Sam Raimi.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 20, 2019 05:33 PM (KZzsI)

157 140
Roger Corman made the best Fantastic Four.



Posted by: BourbonChicken at August 20, 2019 05:16 PM (Mevy0)
The
RLM guys said it actually wasn't too bad for the budget. It had a story
and worked within its constraints. Pretty much the definition of a
Corman film.


Posted by: WOPR - Ewoks, it's like Chuck Norris went to Build-A-Bear and built a super army at August 20, 2019 05:31 PM (J70i0)

I have a bootleg copy on VHS of the final cut, actually a lot better than the other crap. But its Corman, small budget and big boobs.

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at August 20, 2019 05:33 PM (5l6gb)

158

biden/abby normal
2020

Posted by: Soothsayer Fake Commenter at August 20, 2019 05:34 PM (wM5Dx)

159 Like Thor 3, Guardians of the Galaxy films are stupid but funny, so they are okay on their own.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 20, 2019 05:29 PM (KZzsI)

Stupid in what way and compared to what? Other superhero movies? I find it hilarious that fans of superhero movies think other superhero movies are stupid. Not you specifically but in general.

Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at August 20, 2019 05:34 PM (+bKWx)

160 Or how about a bunch of super powered kids?

Power Pack anyone?

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 20, 2019 05:34 PM (XkX6f)

161 Savage Sword of Jane Foster, made me laugh -- thanks for that

Yeah, Marvel's Cinematic Universe peaked with Endgame, but like so many franchises, they HAVE to try to wring every last dollar out of it instead of going out on top.

You'd think after they put Star Wars in a grave (hat tip to Red Letter Media) they might have learned ...

LOL NOPE!

Posted by: acethepug at August 20, 2019 05:34 PM (zHVcO)

162 >>> How the hell can you do Blade again without Wesley Snipes? He's got to at least "pass the baton" or some such shit. Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at August 20, 2019 05:13 PM (RD7QR)

Shhhh, don't you know Black Panther was the first black superhero film ever? Stop ruining the narrative, jeez!! That also goes for Halle Berry Catwoman.

I hate they are obviously making Blade Muslim because the actor is Muslim. It's called ACTING, do it!

Posted by: LizLem at August 20, 2019 05:34 PM (hvf9s)

163 60 Never smoked a cig

never played a vid game

never read a comic book

okay any teen like that whacked off for 20 hours every day.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 20, 2019 05:34 PM (Kpl3J)

164 Luke--Use the Meh!

Posted by: Obi Bland at August 20, 2019 05:35 PM (DuZls)

165 (Cue the SJWs shouting "She's not Lady Thor, she's just Thor!!!!")

Yeah, Thor isn't a job. Its not a costume you put on. That's his name.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 20, 2019 05:35 PM (KZzsI)

166 105 Dr. Robert Epstein
@DrREpstein
#Hillary has long depended on #Google for both money & votes. Her largest donor in 2016 was Alphabet/Google. Her Chief Technology Officer during the campaign was Stephanie Hannon, a former Google exec. And then there's #EricSchmidt, longtime head of Google - the guy in the pic:

Posted by: Deep State is in Deep Shit at August 20, 2019 05:26 PM (BqBId)


He also said Google was responsible for between 2,000,000 and 6,000,000 votes for Hillary in the 2016 election. For certain. _Math

Posted by: Braenyard at August 20, 2019 05:35 PM (nuOac)

167 They need to do a comic book about a bizillonaire who flys people off to his island for fun and adventure.

Needs a catchy name though.....



Posted by: Hairyback Guy at August 20, 2019 05:35 PM (Z+IKu)

168
Posted by: LizLem at August 20, 2019 05:30 PM (hvf9s)

=====

Thanks for the tip!

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at August 20, 2019 05:36 PM (dstcr)

169
I love Blade. It would be hard to make a cool new Blade with a cool new twist, because there aren't any cool new young black actors like Denzel or Wesley or Idris to stuff into the costume.

But if the twist is "Blade goes to prison and converts to Islam, so he now has to smash the white Vampire patriarchy in the name of Feminist Allah," I swear I'll puke all over myself.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at August 20, 2019 05:36 PM (eGEVz)

170 Might I suggest Amazon's take on Super Heroes in, "The Boys?"

R rated, definitely.

Posted by: blake - used pronoun salesman
at August 20, 2019 05:27 PM (qC1Sy)



Meh. I wanted to like it more than I did.

The premise was good.

A buncha Joe Lunchboxes take on asshole pseudo-superheroes and kill/incapacitate them as revenge
for the damage the "heroes wrought in their lives.

So-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o slo-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-ow.

It turned into a v-e-e-e-e-e-r-r-r-r-ry slo-o-o-o-o-o-ow soap opera, instead of the action thriller promised by the trailers.

Already, needs a complete rewrite and reboot.

Blarg.

Posted by: naturalfake at August 20, 2019 05:36 PM (SHtRW)

171 Muslim blade is gonna be played by Ilahn Omar. I KEEEL YOU!!!!

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 20, 2019 05:36 PM (Kpl3J)

172 But the lowest common denominator usually wins out over anything with any sort of intelligence in Hollyweird anymore.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy



* * * * *

Similar to to that incredible waster of time called video games. What's worse? The YouTube craze of WATCHING a livestream of someone playing a video game. This is beyond Idiocracy.

Posted by: MAGA nana mouse at August 20, 2019 05:36 PM (LINkS)

173 Thanks for the tip!
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at A




that's what she said

Posted by: yankeefifith at August 20, 2019 05:36 PM (HALdu)

174 Who has the rights to Fredo-Man- CNN, right?

Posted by: t-bird at August 20, 2019 05:36 PM (CMq2e)

175 The Corman FF is better than the other two.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at August 20, 2019 05:37 PM (oVJmc)

176 Still waiting for a Green Arrow movie.

Being a sci-fi/hardware/gearhead geek, I'd like to see a Magnus, Robot Fighter flick. It'd prolly need to be all CGI, but it could be done by someone with some imagination and good storytelling skills...
Aw shit, forget it. There's nobody in Hollyweird like that these days. What was I thinking?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #PurgeProgressivism at August 20, 2019 05:37 PM (HaL55)

177 Blade a muslim? The wesley snipes Blade movies didn't indicate any religion at all. Eh, dumb.

Posted by: Puddleglum at August 20, 2019 05:37 PM (H46wA)

178 Yup, blood from any source is totally haram for muslims.

Posted by: KungPow at August 20, 2019 05:37 PM (3Idu1)

179 One can only milk so many comic book/movie threads per week.

Posted by: Braenyard at August 20, 2019 05:38 PM (nuOac)

180 Heh, I liked Far From Home and was going to be tempted to see the sequel - now I won't have to, because Sony basically will have to do the THIRD soft reboot of Spider-Man. Unless all the characters introduced in those films so far belong to Sony and not Marvel. In which case the only thing they'd have to drop is Tony Stark references and the Happy + Aunt May relationship.

Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at August 20, 2019 05:38 PM (oZ6kz)

181 Check out Alt-Hero. No one knows the characters yet, but in 5 years, everyone will.

Posted by: Rather Not at August 20, 2019 05:38 PM (oPogG)

182 170 Might I suggest Amazon's take on Super Heroes in, "The Boys?"

R rated, definitely.

Posted by: blake - used pronoun salesman
at August 20, 2019 05:27 PM (qC1Sy)


Meh. I wanted to like it more than I did.

The premise was good.

A buncha Joe Lunchboxes take on asshole pseudo-superheroes and kill/incapacitate them as revenge
for the damage the "heroes wrought in their lives.

So-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o slo-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-ow.

It turned into a v-e-e-e-e-e-r-r-r-r-ry slo-o-o-o-o-o-ow soap opera, instead of the action thriller promised by the trailers.

Already, needs a complete rewrite and reboot.

Blarg.
Posted by: naturalfake at August 20, 2019 05:36 PM (SHtRW)

The Boys was created by Garth Ennis, who wrote Preacher and hates heroes. Not just superheroes, but the idea of heroism. There is nothing and no one to root for in The Boys and that's despite having the mighty and amazing Karl Urban in it.

He's cancer.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Relax, buy ammo and don't give one inch at August 20, 2019 05:38 PM (bcbK8)

183 171
Muslim blade is gonna be played by Ilahn Omar. I KEEEL YOU!!!!

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 20, 2019 05:36 PM (Kpl3J)

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Yep, a guy who slices people open for Allah will now be considered a positive role model, amirite?

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at August 20, 2019 05:38 PM (cfSRQ)

184 If they really wanted diversity they could have done like the comics and put in Betamax Bill for Thor.

C'mon! That's a deer Thor!

Posted by: Axeman at August 20, 2019 05:38 PM (DuZls)

185 It turned into a v-e-e-e-e-e-r-r-r-r-ry slo-o-o-o-o-o-ow soap opera, instead of the action thriller promised by the trailers.

Already, needs a complete rewrite and reboot.

Blarg.
Posted by: naturalfake at August 20, 2019 05:36 PM (SHtRW)
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Ah, darn it. My wife and I didn't get that far into it. The first few were okay but we moved on.

Figures.

Posted by: blake - used pronoun salesman
at August 20, 2019 05:38 PM (qC1Sy)

186 We are watching the demented form of the superheroes, The Boys on Prime. Hoo-boy. It's a strange show. They are not who they are portrayed to the public.

https://tinyurl.com/y352mvzo

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at August 20, 2019 05:39 PM (vEIlU)

187 If you want to play in the X-Men[ universe without dragging the whole team in, there is always Colossus' little sister who IIRC gets kidnapped by a demon and tortured because she has such magical abilities.

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 20, 2019 05:39 PM (XkX6f)

188 86- Has Taylor Swift chimed in about climate change? I just learned yesterday she owns three private jets and has her own hangar.

Posted by: vivi at August 20, 2019 05:39 PM (11H2y)

189 I thought Black Panther was the only black superhero film when it was released. At least that was the woke promotion for the film.

At the time I said Wesley Snipes must be pissed.

Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at August 20, 2019 05:40 PM (+bKWx)

190 167 They need to do a comic book about a bizillonaire who flys people off to his island for fun and adventure.



Needs a catchy name though.....

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Millipedo?

Posted by: Chunk Hunger at August 20, 2019 05:40 PM (sN9mD)

191 they made the new Mary Jane a homely SJW.

it's like they wanted to fail

Posted by: Retard Strength Trumps Smart Power at August 20, 2019 05:40 PM (RKQ/v)

192 #129 "Ice Man is now openly gay"

According to Ya Boi Zack (and the comic pages he showed) Iceman became, overnight, for no obvious reason, 100% flaming mincing obnoxious stereotype gay. His parents reacted like it was still the 1950's. And he acted like a horrible jerk. It's all just horrible writing.

Zack pointed out that we have decades of thought bubbles showing what Iceman was thinking, and those thought bubbles established him pretty firmly as heterosexual. Zack suggested that making Iceman bisexual would have been more plausible, but this is SJW Marvel so forget plausible; go full virtue-signaling SJW.

By the way, it has already been leaked that Valkyrie (from Thor: Ragnarok and briefly in Avengers: Endgame) is a lesbian and will have some kind of female love interest. Sure, why not. But will there be any heterosexual love interest characters going forward? Will Captain Marvel turn out to be gay for Monica Rambeau? If they bring Ms. Marvel to the big screen will they also bring along her crew of sidekicks, of whom roughly 40% are lesbians?

Posted by: mr_jack at August 20, 2019 05:40 PM (57l0O)

193 Technically, at one point, Thor kind of *was* just a job - Donald Blake was Thor and only became Thor with the hammer. And he was, IIRC, just a doctor from Earth, not the actual Norse deity.

During one of the roughly 8,005 rebrandings/reboots/reshuffles/universe shifts Marvel has done since the 1960's, that changed and Thor became the actual Thor and Donald Blake was just his human disguise, and then I believe that alter ego basically got thrown into the ashbin at some point.

Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at August 20, 2019 05:41 PM (oZ6kz)

194 >>> Like Thor 3, Guardians of the Galaxy films are stupid but funny, so they are okay on their own.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 20, 2019 05:29 PM (KZzsI) Stupid in what way and compared to what? Other superhero movies? I find it hilarious that fans of superhero movies think other superhero movies are stupid. Not you specifically but in general.
Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at August 20, 2019 05:34 PM (+bKWx)

I would say GOTG and Thor 3 are a little irreverant, as is Ant Man, to the "Muh Mythos!" side of the Marvel canon. They got to be a little quirky and off kilter compared to the other films in the series. I still think the Jackson Pollock joke is hilarious and disgusting.

But because GOTG franchise has made a ton of money, and because of James Gunn's very strange personal behavior almost imploding the franchise, I suspect the director will not have as long a leash as he did on previous films. So we will see if GOTG 3 gets to be its quirky weirdo self, off in its own universe, or gets sucked into the Marvel Borg.

Posted by: LizLem at August 20, 2019 05:41 PM (hvf9s)

195
OT

I'm detecting a slow news week and I am beyond ready for something to Happen.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at August 20, 2019 05:41 PM (dstcr)

196 Garth Ennis is cancer, not Karl Urban...just to be clear.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Relax, buy ammo and don't give one inch at August 20, 2019 05:41 PM (bcbK8)

197 Yep, a guy who slices people open for Allah will now be considered a positive role model, amirite?
Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at August 20, 2019 05:38 PM (cfSRQ)

Oh I already figured it out! All of the top Vampires are going to be JOOOSSS!!!! and they're going to disguise their activities by utilizing their ownership of all of the worlds banks, and their secret control over all of the worlds governments! Only Muslim Blade can save the world from the Elders of Zion!!!!

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 20, 2019 05:41 PM (Kpl3J)

198 A muslim Blade will be fighting the JOOOOOS then?

Posted by: Puddleglum at August 20, 2019 05:41 PM (H46wA)

199 178
Yup, blood from any source is totally haram for muslims.

Posted by: KungPow at August 20, 2019 05:37 PM (3Idu1)

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Since when has Hollywood cared about getting religious details right?

They'll probably make him drink pig's blood because he's too righteous to drink the blood of humans.

His nemesis will be named Shlomo Rabbinowitz.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at August 20, 2019 05:41 PM (cfSRQ)

200
The Boys was created by Garth Ennis, who wrote Preacher and hates heroes. Not just superheroes, but the idea of heroism. There is nothing and no one to root for in The Boys and that's despite having the mighty and amazing Karl Urban in it.

He's cancer.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards,

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The guy REALLY hates Christianity. And they make sure to throw that in there even though it has absolutely nothing to do with the story.

I'd give the TV series maybe a C+, some episodes I genuinely enjoyed and it was a cool concept, but as a whole it was something of a misfire for me.

Posted by: Blago at August 20, 2019 05:41 PM (zuvmW)

201 I mean even when Blade was released it wasn't the first big box office black superhero movie - that would have been Spawn.

Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at August 20, 2019 05:42 PM (oZ6kz)

202 Another movie to totally skip, Taylor Swift in the box-office version of Cats with Rebel Wilson.

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 20, 2019 05:42 PM (XkX6f)

203 Posted by: Jen the original at August 20, 2019 05:22 PM (6rjhq)

She was, repeat *was*, incredibly smart to avoid all that politicking.

Now? The bottom's gonna fall out.

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at August 20, 2019 05:42 PM (ijEPD)

204 187 If you want to play in the X-Men[ universe without dragging the whole team in, there is always Colossus' little sister who IIRC gets kidnapped by a demon and tortured because she has such magical abilities.
Posted by: Anna Puma at August 20, 2019 05:39 PM (XkX6f)

I had a serious crush on Magik in her teenaged version.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Relax, buy ammo and don't give one inch at August 20, 2019 05:43 PM (bcbK8)

205 If you think the Devil Mouse "screwed the pooch" on the Marvel Cinematic Universe, dumpster dive into the abomination that is the current crop of Marvel Comics.

Posted by: Ostar at August 20, 2019 05:43 PM (gc83Y)

206 And rumor has it that Blade will be religion-swapped to be... duh duh duh... a Muslim.

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I sort of like this.

Is he a female genitalia surgeon of some sort?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Eight Has No Home Here at August 20, 2019 05:43 PM (A8W5E)

207 Now? The bottom's gonna fall out.
Posted by: Jeff Weimer at August 20, 2019 05:42 PM (ijEPD)
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You're telling me.

Posted by: Brie Larson in chaps at August 20, 2019 05:43 PM (DuZls)

208 Anna no way am I going to pay for their wokeness

Posted by: Skip at August 20, 2019 05:43 PM (BbGew)

209
just curious, but, as a chronological adult who never got into this shit as a kid, why do i give even the smallest of fucks about this "issue", other than hoping everyone involved in it goes broke?
Posted by: redc1c4

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I'm with you. Well, except the creators of the *funny* superheroes, Antman, Deadpool, and (with LizLem's caveats) Thor.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at August 20, 2019 05:43 PM (dstcr)

210 >>> But if the twist is "Blade goes to prison and converts to Islam, so he now has to smash the white Vampire patriarchy in the name of Feminist Allah," I swear I'll puke all over myself. Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at August 20, 2019 05:36 PM (eGEVz)


A muslim Blade vs a magically reincarnated Vlad the Impaler...now that film would actually interest me!

Posted by: LizLem at August 20, 2019 05:44 PM (hvf9s)

211 195
OT

I'm detecting a slow news week and I am beyond ready for something to Happen.

Barron Trump got 3 scoops of ice cream!

Posted by: dantesed at August 20, 2019 05:44 PM (88xKn)

212 Hey, this sounds like a lot of cultural appropriation!!!

For instance, vampires are Romanian and specifically fought with Christian crosses and holy water. What the heck does one use to fight a muslim vampire?

Or are they really going there: a muslim vampire turned vampire-hunter who kills evil vampires who were originally Christian??? That's the opposite of Vlad (the Impaler} Dracula killing muslim invaders - insulting, no?

Posted by: Lizzy at August 20, 2019 05:44 PM (bDqIh)

213 Well I guess I don't need to watch the infinity battle or finish game episodes.

Thanks for that ace!

Posted by: Defenestratus at August 20, 2019 05:44 PM (kI/3T)

214 f you think the Devil Mouse "screwed the pooch" on the Marvel Cinematic Universe, dumpster dive into the abomination that is the current crop of Marvel Comics.
Posted by: Ostar at August 20, 2019 05:43 PM (gc83Y)
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What story? We just want to fight Evil and tell our truths!

Posted by: The Entire Marvel Writing Staff at August 20, 2019 05:44 PM (DuZls)

215 It wouldn't shock me a bit to learn that Disney bought out hundreds of theaters of their Captain Marvel tickets, just so they could generate the illusion of a "woke hit film."

Actually, it would surprise me if they did that, but I never would have entertained the idea at all in the past.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at August 20, 2019 05:44 PM (l9m7l)

216 Posted by: Blago at August 20, 2019 05:41 PM (zuvmW)

"Superheroes are assholes" was done better in Watchmen.

However, I like the Boys. It's a thinly-veiled treatise on fame and the privilege that comes with that.

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at August 20, 2019 05:45 PM (ijEPD)

217 Who didn't see this coming
Fox at 5 - CDC looking into vaping causing cancer

Posted by: Skip at August 20, 2019 05:45 PM (BbGew)

218 I'd give the TV series maybe a C+, some episodes I genuinely enjoyed and it was a cool concept, but as a whole it was something of a misfire for me.
Posted by: Blago at August 20, 2019 05:41 PM (zuvmW)
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Probably a pretty good summation.

Posted by: blake - used pronoun salesman
at August 20, 2019 05:45 PM (qC1Sy)

219 You can't do a new Blade movie without having Wesley Snipes in at least a cameo role. Maybe as an aging hunter or even as a vampire.

Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at August 20, 2019 05:45 PM (oZ6kz)

220 ...There is nothing and no one to root for in The Boys and that's despite having the mighty and amazing Karl Urban in it....

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Relax, buy ammo and don't give one inch at August 20, 2019 05:38 PM (bcbK



Yeah, Karl Urban is great in everything he does.

How come this guy doesn't get more work?

Posted by: naturalfake at August 20, 2019 05:45 PM (SHtRW)

221 We are watching the demented form of the superheroes, The Boys on Prime. Hoo-boy. It's a strange show. They are not who they are portrayed to the public.




Posted by: artisanal 'ette at August 20, 2019 05:39 PM (vEIlU)

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They need to make a show out of Marshall Law.

It's the only comic I ever collected.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at August 20, 2019 05:45 PM (cfSRQ)

222 How about Muslim Blade fighting that Pig Spider-Man that I didn't see in whatever movie was just released?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Eight Has No Home Here at August 20, 2019 05:45 PM (A8W5E)

223 201 I mean even when Blade was released it wasn't the first big box office black superhero movie - that would have been Spawn.
Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at August 20, 2019 05:42 PM (oZ6kz)

Actually that would have been BLAKULA!

SCREAM, BLAKULA, SCREAM!!!

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 20, 2019 05:45 PM (Kpl3J)

224 Aquaman's actor along Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, and Tulsi Gabbard with potential anti-Falafal supporters have been blocking the construction of a thirty meter telescope in Hawaii.

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 20, 2019 05:45 PM (XkX6f)

225 Supposedly Moon Knight is in development. He started out as Marvel's blatant rip off of Batman. But the writers started making him more and more insane over the years. Eventually he became a fairly compelling character in his own right.

Posted by: Max Power at August 20, 2019 05:45 PM (q177U)

226 Nova, Quasar, and Pulsar? Did L. Ron Hubbard take over the writing/typing there for a while? Just got carried away and his fingers left his brain behind?

Posted by: AnonyBotymousDrivel at August 20, 2019 05:45 PM (6eEQ+)

227 Wait, wouldn't Muslim super heroes/villains be trivially easy to defeat?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Eight Has No Home Here at August 20, 2019 05:45 PM (A8W5E)

228 200
The Boys was created by Garth Ennis, who wrote Preacher and hates heroes. Not just superheroes, but the idea of heroism. There is nothing and no one to root for in The Boys and that's despite having the mighty and amazing Karl Urban in it.

He's cancer.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards,

_____________

The guy REALLY hates Christianity. And they make sure to throw that in there even though it has absolutely nothing to do with the story.

I'd give the TV series maybe a C+, some episodes I genuinely enjoyed and it was a cool concept, but as a whole it was something of a misfire for me.
Posted by: Blago at August 20, 2019 05:41 PM (zuvmW)

Jah.

I say Garth Ennis is cancer because when I say he's evil, no one pays attention to the word. But people get cancer. Cancer is evil. Fuck cancer.

And fuck Garth Ennis with a splintered fence post. The guy ruins everything he touches.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Relax, buy ammo and don't give one inch at August 20, 2019 05:46 PM (bcbK8)

229 But...yeah, Marvel had a HELL of a good 10 year run.
And now it's over and it's SJW crap on the horizon for years to come. Not to mention liberal pedo-curious James Gunn being able to escape consequences that's ended many a career.
...
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Relax, buy ammo and don't give one inch at August 20, 2019 05:31 PM (bcbK
+++++++++++
I think that 10-year run caused it. They made umpteen billions over that decade and enthusiasm has started to flag. Audiences are burned out on it. I liked Iron Man but I got my fill and didn't watch the rest of them - and I imagine that I am not the only one.

I suspect that Disney is looking at the eye-watering sum they paid for Marvel Studios (and Lucasfilm, etc.), assessing it in light of flagging audience delight, and rolling the dice on "subverting expectations" and "getting woke" to keep the money rolling in.

If it doesn't work, they probably aren't actually losing much compared to the natural downtrend and all the press keeps them in the conversation - good, bad or indifferent.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 20, 2019 05:46 PM (I2dne)

230 Supposedly Moon Knight is in development.

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Frank Zappa's kid has super powers?!!

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Eight Has No Home Here at August 20, 2019 05:46 PM (A8W5E)

231 heh? Wheres my pudding cup?

Posted by: The Notorious RBG at August 20, 2019 05:46 PM (bAEZD)

232 Yep, a guy who slices people open for Allah will now be considered a positive role model, amirite?

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The Decapitator! His catch phrase is, "Djew wanna dance?"

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at August 20, 2019 05:47 PM (+y/Ru)

233 Well compared to the rest of the X-Men, Magik was easier to relate to.

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 20, 2019 05:47 PM (XkX6f)

234 So, where are the nipples? What's the tale?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at August 20, 2019 05:47 PM (6qErC)

235 167 They need to do a comic book about a bizillonaire who flys people off to his island for fun and adventure.

Needs a catchy name though.....
__________________

Juicy Juvenile Jaunts with Jeffrey?

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at August 20, 2019 05:48 PM (k4dH2)

236 For instance, vampires are Romanian and specifically
fought with Christian crosses and holy water. What the heck does one
use to fight a muslim vampire?



Posted by: Lizzy at August 20, 2019 05:44 PM (bDqIh)
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Pork.

And Hellfire missiles.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at August 20, 2019 05:48 PM (cfSRQ)

237 Seems like that Death comic book (vertigo?) would make a pretty good one-off movie.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Eight Has No Home Here at August 20, 2019 05:48 PM (A8W5E)

238 Somebody should look into how much Trump is paying Zooker to run CNN into the ground.

This fight is fixed for sure!

Posted by: Axeman at August 20, 2019 05:48 PM (DuZls)

239 Yeah, Karl Urban is great in everything he does.

How come this guy doesn't get more work?

Posted by: naturalfake at August 20, 2019 05:45 PM (SHtRW)

I watched Priest on the tube last week. I think it got a 10% rotten tomatoes rating. It wasn't that bad . I watched the whole thing and didn't wish I had my time back. ( I like all vampire movies though)

Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at August 20, 2019 05:48 PM (+bKWx)

240 230 Supposedly Moon Knight is in development.
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Frank Zappa's kid has super powers?!!
Posted by: Moron Robbie - Eight Has No Home Here at August 20, 2019 05:46 PM (A8W5E)

They want to appeal to the Far East market, so the project's name has been changed to Sailor Moon Knight.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 20, 2019 05:48 PM (Kpl3J)

241 You know the 'what would you do with massive power' question was handled better in Shazam than in most of the Marvel movies.

I kinda hated the kids but the movie was pretty good.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Relax, buy ammo and don't give one inch at August 20, 2019 05:49 PM (bcbK8)

242
For instance, vampires are Romanian and specifically fought with Christian crosses and holy water. What the heck does one use to fight a muslim vampire?


Pork products. Really rub it in!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at August 20, 2019 05:49 PM (pNxlR)

243 Seems like that Death comic book (vertigo?) would make a pretty good one-off movie.

it would be easy NOT to ruin b/c it's so good

but they're gonna ruin it

Posted by: BlackOrchid at August 20, 2019 05:49 PM (Rarvo)

244 Seems to me the only lasting superhero franchises that can be re- re- reintroduced are Superman and Batman. Everything else is just a wall of spaghetti made and performed by CGI. With doses of average to bad acting.

Posted by: AnonyBotymousDrivel at August 20, 2019 05:49 PM (6eEQ+)

245 Wow, there was a TV version of Cloak and Dagger. Obviously it bombed as bad as the comic since I had never heard of it.

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 20, 2019 05:49 PM (XkX6f)

246 How did Captain America age? And why didn't Iron Man heal himself when he had all the stones? He resurrected everyone else.

Posted by: Dr Spank at August 20, 2019 05:50 PM (4e+hS)

247 Modern remakes of 70s kung fu movies in the goofy vein of Kung Fu Hustle.

I'd love to see The Master Killer re-done by the same guy. Maybe.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Eight Has No Home Here at August 20, 2019 05:50 PM (A8W5E)

248 I hate it and have no idea why people like it. It's like a Nickelodeon sketch show with some cheesy special effects.

Posted by: ace at August 20, 2019 05:08 PM (PbpT7)

It's campy and fun. The characters are quirky and well acted. I find it a more amusing outlet for the Marvel comedy approach than the other properties.

Strange thing happened recently. I began having a hard time (at least in flashes) suspending disbelief for the traditional superhero "fly through the air, super punch through walls" characters. Like a switch was tripped. They just started looking ridiculous here and there.

I would blame it on the overpowered Captain Marvel who few a ship thousands of light years though hyperspace apparently using her own power as a warp drive, but I'm not sure that was it.

Posted by: Keith at August 20, 2019 05:50 PM (jdGlx)

249 107
Since I missed saying it in the last thread:



"I've got a ggg-g-good brain..." - Simple Joe

Posted by: Sporkatus
Literally President Fredo's dumber sidekick.

Posted by: Dirks Strewn at August 20, 2019 05:50 PM (/Fmtj)

250 Oh, MCU, you were fun for a while. Now you're just old and busted.

I'm still totally excited about signing up that Disney+ streaming service for some reason. Maybe I need to lie down until that feeling goes away.

Posted by: sinalco at August 20, 2019 05:51 PM (yODqO)

251 Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 20, 2019 05:46 PM (I2dne)

Disney IS the movie industry right now. 6 films this year that went over a BILLION dollars.

Honestly, I almost want the Marvel movies to crash and burn just to keep the industry from being a one-company town.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Relax, buy ammo and don't give one inch at August 20, 2019 05:51 PM (bcbK8)

252 I suspect that Disney is looking at the eye-watering
sum they paid for Marvel Studios (and Lucasfilm, etc.), assessing it in
light of flagging audience delight, and rolling the dice on "subverting
expectations" and "getting woke" to keep the money rolling in.


Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 20, 2019 05:46 PM (I2dne)

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You give them too much credit.

Once upon a time, you could assume that people in charge knew somewhat of what they were doing. Now?

They're all proudly ignorant. They know best, the market is dumb and screw the shareholders.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at August 20, 2019 05:51 PM (cfSRQ)

253 Garth Ennis is one of those Irishmen who truly, deeply, insatiably hates Roman Catholicism - not exactly Christianity.

And the Irish version of Catholicism is... well... it's very strict and it's very Irish. It has a definite tinge of violence and despair. It's got the Irish tone or something.

So, I kind of get why he is like that, but he does also suck.

Posted by: BlackOrchid at August 20, 2019 05:51 PM (Rarvo)

254 All those dead and gone popular super heros?

You underestimate their stupidity.

They will be a reboot.

BTW-- I think the popularity of The Boys shows most of the public is tired of all the super hero movies.

Posted by: RoyalOil, Vicroy Canadian Territories at August 20, 2019 05:51 PM (k81AA)

255 If you want Magical Girls with Mecha, new series called Granblem will meet your desires.

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 20, 2019 05:51 PM (XkX6f)

256 Disney should shoot a Politeness Man film.

Seeing him take after ne'er-do-wells will his Stainless Steel Hanky would be cool.

Posted by: Sharkman at August 20, 2019 05:51 PM (S6rpg)

257 Marvel still has:
...


Hah! Shows what you know, Mr. Smarty Guy. You totally forgot about Squirrel Girl.

Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg at August 20, 2019 05:52 PM (qc+VF)

258 have no idea why people like it..."

And the music. Fun stuff.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at August 20, 2019 05:52 PM (6qErC)

259 Strange thing happened recently. I began having a hard time (at least in flashes) suspending disbelief for the traditional superhero "fly through the air, super punch through walls" characters. Like a switch was tripped. They just started looking ridiculous here and there. "

I been there a long time. It's like when you start watching Godzilla movies and all you can see is a 5 foot tall Japanese guy in a rubber suit, knocking over painted cardboard boxes.

That's why the only Marvel movies I can enjoy are those where the entire concept is treated as one big joke.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 20, 2019 05:52 PM (Kpl3J)

260 “"I won’t speak to details of what we’re planning and what we’re doing, but we remain ready to implement policy decisions and we remain on the balls of our feet,” Faller told reporters.

He added: “The United States Navy is the most powerful navy in the world. If a policy decision is made to deploy the navy, I’m convinced that we’ll be able to do what needs to be done.”

His remarks came just weeks after President Donald Trump said he was considering a “blockade or quarantine” of the Latin American country."

Posted by: Frosty at August 20, 2019 05:53 PM (CFSlN)

261 another vote for a Marshal Law movie

'I'm a hero hunter. I hunt heroes. Haven't found any yet.'

Posted by: Retard Strength Trumps Smart Power at August 20, 2019 05:53 PM (RKQ/v)

262 245 Wow, there was a TV version of Cloak and Dagger. Obviously it bombed as bad as the comic since I had never heard of it.
Posted by: Anna Puma at August 20, 2019 05:49 PM (XkX6f)

Most of the good stuff from the comic just wouldn't fly in TV or movies. Because it was the tension between good and evil protagonists, male and female, black and white that made it work. That's TNT Dynomite and nobody would be willing to play with that today.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Relax, buy ammo and don't give one inch at August 20, 2019 05:53 PM (bcbK8)

263 I liked Ennis's Punisher run, though to be fair I have read very little Punisher outside of that run. But the bleak nihilism works with a character like Frank Castle.

Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at August 20, 2019 05:53 PM (oZ6kz)

264
I remember when Blade was THE SHIT. Every kid in my school wanted the Oakleys Snipes wore when the second one came out, and they were cranking them out for $150 a pop, in the in the early 2000s.

I wonder how many kheffiyehs they'll be able to sell off the new Blade.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at August 20, 2019 05:53 PM (eGEVz)

265 >>Pork products. Really rub it in!

You think they'd allow that? Instant protest.
Seriously though, they're going to have a muslim vampire killing vampires with Christian weapons - how could that work, since he doesn't have the belief to back up the cross and holy water.

Posted by: Lizzy at August 20, 2019 05:54 PM (bDqIh)

266 The Boys was anti-hero all the way around. Bonus for all the cheap shots at the expense of the deplorables.


Typical SJW bullshit.

Save your time.

Posted by: USNtakim profoundly deplorable. at August 20, 2019 05:54 PM (0OmEj)

267 Not a superhero series, but-

If you haven't seen "Mindhunters" on Netflix,

you need to correct that.

2nd season just stared.

It's a fictionalized version of the story of the FBI learning about serial killers. And trying to profile them and catch them via the profiles.

The interviews with the serial killers are very very well done. Super creepy.

Check it out.

Posted by: naturalfake at August 20, 2019 05:54 PM (SHtRW)

268 The guy REALLY hates Christianity. And they make sure to throw that in there even though it has absolutely nothing to do with the story.

Posted by: Blago at August 20, 2019 05:41 PM (zuvmW)

I liked Preacher at first, until they had a retarded Jesus. And yes I know it's in the graphic novel, but it was just so gleeful and mean-spirited. Turned me right off.

Posted by: Jordan61 at August 20, 2019 05:54 PM (Ez6QX)

269 #193 "Technically, at one point, Thor kind of *was* just a job - Donald Blake was Thor and only became Thor with the hammer. And he was, IIRC, just a doctor from Earth, not the actual Norse deity."

Okay, it's been decades since I read those comics, but here's what I remember:

Thor was getting too obnoxious and Odin decided to teach him a lesson. So Odin trapped Thor on Earth with his memories wiped, and with a bad leg besides (he needed a cane to walk). Then after years of this, he decided to let Thor become himself again from time to time, and gave him back his hammer, but with an enchantment on it. "Whosoever holds this hammer, if he be worthy, shall wield the power of THOR" (something like that)

So Dr. Donald Blake went on vacation in Norway and found the hammer, and found that it turned him into Thor. And he could turn back into Dr. Donald Blake, and the hammer would become a cane so he always had a plausible reason to carry it everywhere he went.

The whole "teach Thor a lesson" thing, where Dr. Donald Blake was Thor all along, is plausibly a retcon. I'll bet they were making that stuff up as they went along; the initial setup was a straightforward secret identity thing.

Just as Superman had a weakness (Kryptonite), this version of Thor also had a weakness: he had to be near his hammer. And remember the hammer is a throwing weapon! It returns, but if someone could keep it from returning he would revert back to the frail Dr. Donald Blake.

By the 80's the comic was tired and not super popular, but then Walt Simonson started writing and drawing it, and he breathed new life into the comic. One of his stories had Odin tell Thor "you know, you've really learned your lesson, you don't have to be Dr. Donald Blake anymore." And Thor was a little bit sad because there were good aspects to his life as Dr. Donald Blake, but on the whole it was a positive step forward, and it removed his big weakness. Thor was now just Thor, the whole secret identity thing was played out. I thought it was another inspired idea from Walt Simonson.

Posted by: mr_jack at August 20, 2019 05:55 PM (57l0O)

270 >>> I suspect that Disney is looking at the eye-watering sum they paid for Marvel Studios (and Lucasfilm, etc.), assessing it in light of flagging audience delight, and rolling the dice on "subverting
expectations" and "getting woke" to keep the money rolling in.


Replace Disney with Netflix, same sitch. Who thought paying the two guys who created one decent series, GoT, and then imploded it at the end, was a good thing? I do not see how Netflix will ever be able to make enough returns on what they are paying out for content right now. Especially with their normie customers fleeing in droves at all the woke red flags popping up.

Posted by: LizLem at August 20, 2019 05:55 PM (hvf9s)

271 I'd like a Superman movie where he is shown struggling with having to hold back to keep from murdering everyone and destroying everything, and then getting to fight a baddy and letting it roll.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Eight Has No Home Here at August 20, 2019 05:55 PM (A8W5E)

272 266 The Boys was anti-hero all the way around. Bonus for all the cheap shots at the expense of the deplorables.


Typical SJW bullshit.

Save your time.
Posted by: USNtakim profoundly deplorable. at August 20, 2019 05:54 PM (0OmEj)

I've only seen the first episode and it looked interesting. I take it gets too woke?

Posted by: Keith at August 20, 2019 05:55 PM (jdGlx)

273 "There will be no religion in all of Marvel except for Islam and... well, Norse, I guess."



If they wanted to actually try for a bit of renewed awesomeness, going full - bore Asatru would be a good play.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at August 20, 2019 05:57 PM (XNDy+)

274 263 I liked Ennis's Punisher run, though to be fair I have read very little Punisher outside of that run. But the bleak nihilism works with a character like Frank Castle.
Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at August 20, 2019 05:53 PM (oZ6kz)

That's what pisses me off about Ennis.

He turned Frank Castle into a sociopath.

The 'Born' comic was almost great and then it had to do that thing where the Punisher is the avatar of death personified (literally, he 'works' for death).

The Punisher is a Mack Bolan rip off who, when written well, kills bad guys who get away with flouting the law. He is a soldier fighting a war on crime.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Relax, buy ammo and don't give one inch at August 20, 2019 05:57 PM (bcbK8)

275 BTW-- I think the popularity of The Boys shows most of the public is tired of all the super hero movies.

Posted by: RoyalOil, Vicroy Canadian Territories at August 20, 2019 05:51 PM (k81AA)

They don't have much of anything else if those fail. Everything is a reboot, sequel, re-imagining, or a movie version of a graphic novel.

Almost nothing original anymore.

Posted by: Sharrukin2 at August 20, 2019 05:57 PM (ltuaO)

276 Who owns Witchblade? SJWs would never let them hire a busty actress to wear that costume. But if someone had the balls to greenlight it and ignored the hate, they would make a bazillion dollars easy.

Posted by: LizLem at August 20, 2019 05:57 PM (hvf9s)

277 I"m a Marvel fangirl from way back, and the SJW BS will ruin the franchise. I liked GOTG and Ant-man because neither took themselves too seriously (plus the GOTG soundtrack) and the characters and actors were engaging and likeable. Dr. Strange was fun and I hope they do another one.
But that's it for Marvel for me.
I lost interest in X men due to overexposure. Lady Thor is an abomination as is Ms and Captain Marvel.

Robert Downey Jr.'s Tony Stark character was all kinds of awesome; he is a fantastic actor, but now Iron Man's gone, so I"m not interested in any other Avengers or Iron Man -- or Spiderman -- or Fantastic Four reboot.

Posted by: vivi at August 20, 2019 05:57 PM (11H2y)

278 I put away comic books years ago in whatever media form, and have devoted myself solely to shuffle girl videos on youtube.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at August 20, 2019 05:58 PM (FTlwv)

279 I thought The Boys was a worthwhile binge with some subtle stuff to notice on second viewing too.

I don't know if I would call it woke or SJW by any stretch of the imagination though.

Sacrilegious, sure, but not woke.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at August 20, 2019 05:58 PM (YcLo4)

280 I saw earlier that Jewells is OK, but has anyone heard from Vmom about her eye problem?

Posted by: Empire1 at August 20, 2019 05:58 PM (eEqvl)

281
It's campy and fun. The characters are quirky and well acted. I find it a more amusing outlet for the Marvel comedy approach than the other properties.

Posted by: Keith at August 20, 2019 05:50 PM (jdGlx)
---
This. And Bradley Cooper really surprised me as to how compelling a character actor he could be.

Posted by: Axeman at August 20, 2019 05:58 PM (DuZls)

282 278 I put away comic books years ago in whatever media form, and have devoted myself solely to shuffle girl videos on youtube.
Posted by: Jinx the Cat at August 20, 2019 05:58 PM (FTlwv)

well I can't fault you there.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Relax, buy ammo and don't give one inch at August 20, 2019 05:58 PM (bcbK8)

283 Can you please take Allahpundit, Seth Mandel and conservative AG to the woodshed? i've never seen such a bunch of spoiled whiners in my life. Trump is delivering beyond their wildest dreams yet the bitch on twitter all day about him.

Posted by: hoey at August 20, 2019 06:00 PM (JZxH2)

284 I mean it's been a while but I still seem to remember Ennis's Punisher doing mostly "Punisher" stuff - killing bad guys while trying to minimize collateral damage, but willing to kill just about anybody if it's the only solution.

Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at August 20, 2019 06:00 PM (oZ6kz)

285 In other news - Italy. The conservative Northern League has just engineered a collapse of the Italian Government. Several possibilities for what happens next. Maybe new elections.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 20, 2019 06:00 PM (Kpl3J)

286 Marvel has become so toxic that I would not even watch an interesting character anymore.. I was only ever interested in comic book movies incidentally, anyway..... meaning not ever a fan boy.... that being said, would be interested in anyone's comparison with DC Comics..... and just where does R Crumb fit in with all this??

Posted by: kraken at August 20, 2019 06:01 PM (bCLt0)

287
I'd love to do a poll here asking this Yes or No question:

Would You Give A Shit If No More New TV And Movies
Were Produced?

I would not. I could re-watch all my favorite tv shows and movies forever. Game of Thrones taught me something: It's All gonna be garbage like that from now on.

Posted by: Soothsayer Fake Commenter at August 20, 2019 06:01 PM (wM5Dx)

288 Last comic I read was in the late 60's.. had Issue #1 of Fantastic Four and Spider Man.. those were fun times in comics.. I can't believe the shit they try to sell as comics these days..
I mostly read DC as a kid because that pretty much was all there was, except for the aforementioned Marvel comics.. I got a paper route when I was 9 to support my habit.. and Saturday afternoon was a trip to one of the comic book stores and back home to read..
and a BIG bag of Fritos corn chips was 25 cents and lasted all afternoon!
good times.. good times..

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at August 20, 2019 06:01 PM (438dO)

289 None of the characters are good or heroic, not even the anti-hero "good" guy regular joe's that stand up to big evil "hero" megacorps. Not one character is likable.

Bonus cheapshots against christians and the religious, painting a flawed and hate filled picture of the deplorables.

Boys sucks ass.

Posted by: USNtakim profoundly deplorable. at August 20, 2019 06:01 PM (0OmEj)

290 and just where does R Crumb fit in with all this??
Posted by: kraken at August 20, 2019 06:01 PM (bCLt0)

He's being purged for obvious reasons with the SJW set.

Posted by: Keith at August 20, 2019 06:02 PM (jdGlx)

291

btw, I wrote that 'ment above while watching Chips.

I am quite content wathcing all the tv shows I grew up with.

Preacher, my ass. I watched one episode that show and I thought it was trash.

Posted by: Soothsayer Fake Commenter at August 20, 2019 06:03 PM (wM5Dx)

292 @289: "... "painting a flawed and hate filled picture of the deplorables."

It's a hate filled picture of everyone, not just deplorables, and that's kinda the whole point.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at August 20, 2019 06:03 PM (YcLo4)

293 Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at August 20, 2019 06:01 PM (438dO)

Sgt. Fury.
Howling Commandos
Haunted Tank

The good old days when being heroic and killing REAL Nazis was allowed.

Posted by: Don QQQ... at August 20, 2019 06:03 PM (NgKpN)

294 I met R Crumb several times - I knew an artist who used to date him. He's a cool guy. Not at all what you'd expect honestly. He's not that incredibly introverted (even tho he is) he comes off pretty outgoing. Maybe just in bars tho.

ANYWAY - news from Philly! Our Police Chief just quit. Honestly can anyone blame him?!?!

Posted by: BlackOrchid at August 20, 2019 06:03 PM (Rarvo)

295 I would not give a shit if no more new movies or shows were produced for a generation or two. It's all crap now anyways. Maybe in 50 years a new generation will arise with new ideas, and they can do interesting things that we weren't able to.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 20, 2019 06:03 PM (Kpl3J)

296 The conservative Northern League has just engineered a collapse of the Italian Government.
The Mensheviks won this time?

Posted by: bonhomme at August 20, 2019 06:04 PM (9t0Zz)

297 I would blame it on the overpowered Captain Marvel who few a ship thousands of light years though hyperspace apparently using her own power as a warp drive, but I'm not sure that was it.
Posted by: Keith at August 20, 2019 05:50 PM


Lemme tell ya, that really flattens one's physique.

Posted by: Brie Larson at August 20, 2019 06:04 PM (YOYED)

298
Facebook has just banned the ads from "Women For Trump". You see "women for" is exclusionary or something.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at August 20, 2019 06:05 PM (f1Vqw)

299 Getting ready to see open air concert, a Johnny Cash tribute. Young guy sounds just like the Man in Black.

Posted by: kallisto at August 20, 2019 06:05 PM (xnN7n)

300 I look forward to both Sony and Marvel going broke after getting 'woke'. Go Trump MAGA!

Posted by: Kenny The G from AZ at August 20, 2019 06:05 PM (BNZkU)

301 Speaking of a long-running franchise losing its appeal . . .

Brian Stelter@brianstelter
"Robert Mueller's Russia report has largely faded from the airwaves less than a month after the former special counsel'$s high-profile congressional testimony, a possible warning sign to Democrats that most voters have lost interest in the probe..."

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at August 20, 2019 06:05 PM (+y/Ru)

302 Isn't Daredevil Catholic? I remember Frank Castle shows him up, completely demolished his moral stance by putting a gun in his hand while he is chained down. The show made a reference to it, of course without undermining him. Ennis hateboner is a context I didn't know.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at August 20, 2019 06:05 PM (Mevy0)

303 "287
I'd love to do a poll here asking this Yes or No question:

Would You Give A Shit If No More New TV And Movies
Were Produced?

I would not. I could re-watch all my favorite tv shows and movies forever. Game of Thrones taught me something: It's All gonna be garbage like that from now on.

Posted by: Soothsayer Fake Commenter at August 20, 2019 06:01 PM (wM5Dx) "



Boom. This.
Totally down with a moratorium until we have gotten bored with making the rubble bounce and pissing on the graves of every last SJW on the planet.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at August 20, 2019 06:05 PM (XNDy+)

304 Dr. Robert Epstein @DrREpstein
A leaked email showed that in 2014 #Google's #EricSchmidt offered to run #Hillary's tech campaign (see pic). In 2015, Schmidt in fact funded The Groundwork, a highly secretive tech company, the sole purpose of which was to put Clinton into office.
***********
http://bit.ly/2KTqfFS

Posted by: Deep State is in Deep Shit at August 20, 2019 06:05 PM (BqBId)

305 Lemme tell ya, that really flattens one's physique.
Posted by: Brie Larson at August 20, 2019 06:04 PM (YOYED)

Yeah. Her ass got sanded off by the solar wind.

Posted by: Keith at August 20, 2019 06:05 PM (jdGlx)

306 R Crumb
Is that one of them mumble rappers?

Posted by: bonhomme at August 20, 2019 06:05 PM (9t0Zz)

307 Would You Give A Shit If No More New TV And Movies†
Were Produced?†

Posted by: Soothsayer Fake Commenter at August 20, 2019 06:01 PM (wM5Dx)

Not much. There are a few movies produced that are worth watching but the vast majority are crap.

Posted by: Sharrukin2 at August 20, 2019 06:05 PM (ltuaO)

308 I thought The Boys was a worthwhile binge with some subtle stuff to notice on second viewing too.

I don't know if I would call it woke or SJW by any stretch of the imagination though.

Sacrilegious, sure, but not woke.
Posted by: Walter Freeman

________________

I definitely think "Christians are the REAL bigots!!!" is textbook "WOKE" SJW bullshit.

Plus it's very ant-capitalism with the whole superhero "business" model being evil, etc.

I didn't think any of it was subtle. I can still enjoy media that doesn't reflect my politics, but I didn't think any of this was subtle.

Posted by: Blago at August 20, 2019 06:06 PM (zuvmW)

309 Might I suggest Amazon's take on Super Heroes in, "The Boys?"



R rated, definitely.



Posted by: blake - used pronoun salesman

at August 20, 2019 05:27 PM (qC1Sy)
No, it's perverse, anti-Christian trash.

Posted by: WOPR - Ewoks, it's like Chuck Norris went to Build-A-Bear and built a super army at August 20, 2019 06:06 PM (J70i0)

310 Boys sucks ass
___

Gotta say I had a similar reaction. It pushed all the wrong buttons for me. 30 minutes in, I wanted every character, including the bereaved boyfriend, to die a horrible death. It really felt like I was being hit on the head with some well-worn cudgels by some very, very lazy writers.

Posted by: Chunk Hunger at August 20, 2019 06:06 PM (sN9mD)

311 Boys could have left christianity out entirely and it would have been a better story. Nooooo they could not resist beating Christians over the head just for yuks.

Posted by: USNtakim profoundly deplorable. at August 20, 2019 06:07 PM (0OmEj)

312 Dr. Robert Epstein @DrREpstein
A leaked email showed that in 2014 #Google's #EricSchmidt offered to run #Hillary's tech campaign (see pic). In 2015, Schmidt in fact funded The Groundwork, a highly secretive tech company, the sole purpose of which was to put Clinton into office.

--

Oh, you mischievous scamps!

Don't let it happen again, kids, or we'll tell you not to let it happen again!

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Eight Has No Home Here at August 20, 2019 06:07 PM (A8W5E)

313 306 R Crumb
Is that one of them mumble rappers?
Posted by: bonhomme at August 20, 2019 06:05 PM (9t0Zz)

Artist with a lot of longevity.... politically incorrect... which used to be not a stoning offense....

Posted by: kraken at August 20, 2019 06:07 PM (bCLt0)

314 I remember Frank Castle shows him up, completely demolished his moral
stance by putting a gun in his hand while he is chained down.


Huh? His moral stance depends on never touching a gun, even when forced to?

Posted by: bonhomme at August 20, 2019 06:07 PM (9t0Zz)

315 Plus it's very ant-capitalism with the whole superhero "business" model being evil, etc.
Posted by: Blago at August 20, 2019 06:06 PM (zuvmW)

kind of reminded me of the NFL

Posted by: Keith at August 20, 2019 06:07 PM (jdGlx)

316 311 Boys could have left christianity out entirely and it would have been a better story. Nooooo they could not resist beating Christians over the head just for yuks.
Posted by: USNtakim profoundly deplorable. at August 20, 2019 06:07 PM (0OmEj)

You've all told me enough to guarantee that i will never waste any time on it.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 20, 2019 06:08 PM (Kpl3J)

317 When they make a Mickey Mouse superhero movie, call me.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at August 20, 2019 06:08 PM (3H9h1)

318
You guys would really be chafing my ass. If I had one.

Posted by: Brie Larson at August 20, 2019 06:08 PM (f1Vqw)

319 Huh? His moral stance depends on never touching a gun, even when forced to?

--

Daredevil? Heck no I don't want him with a gun. Driving, either.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Eight Has No Home Here at August 20, 2019 06:08 PM (A8W5E)

320 I know that there's a show about a book by Terry Pratchett and someone else-Don't recall the name but it's about Satan's son.

Havre there every been any other animated series or movies based on Terry Pratchett?. Don't really want to see one about Satan's son (I didn't want to see "The Omen either", and yes, I know the show about Satan's son is supposed to be funny) but I really enjoyed Pratchett's books and think they could be good as "superhero" movies

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 20, 2019 06:08 PM (+0VWg)

321 Marvel, Disney, *dismissive hand wave*

Posted by: kallisto at August 20, 2019 06:08 PM (xnN7n)

322 >>> Facebook has just banned the ads from "Women For Trump". You see "women for" is exclusionary or something.

FB/Google/Twitter all are doing in kind donations to the DNC by banning anything pro Trump. Leaked Google intel shows they admitted they are trying to sway the election. They all need to be trust busted but it's not happening.

Posted by: LizLem at August 20, 2019 06:08 PM (hvf9s)

323 http://bit.ly/2L0CBMB
*******
Epstein's Former Cell Mate Nicholas Tartaglione is Receiving Threats From Prison Guards to "Shut Up" and "Stop Talking" About Epstein

Posted by: Deep State is in Deep Shit at August 20, 2019 06:08 PM (BqBId)

324 Sgt. Fury.
Howling Commandos

-
I loved this as a kid. I saw a reasonably priced compilation of the old stuff the other day so I bought it. What a disappointment!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at August 20, 2019 06:09 PM (+y/Ru)

325 319 Huh? His moral stance depends on never touching a gun, even when forced to?

--

Daredevil? Heck no I don't want him with a gun. Driving, either.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - Eight Has No Home Here at August 20, 2019 06:08 PM (A8W5E)

That's a Batman thing..... ( and Daniel Craig in real life)....

Posted by: kraken at August 20, 2019 06:09 PM (bCLt0)

326 You guys would really be chafing my ass. If I had one.
Posted by: Brie Larson at August 20, 2019 06:08 PM (f1Vqw)

Maybe he ego swollen big head makes her ass look small by comparison?

Posted by: Keith at August 20, 2019 06:09 PM (jdGlx)

327 No, it's perverse, anti-Christian trash.
Posted by: WOPR - Ewoks, it's like Chuck Norris went to Build-A-Bear and built a super army at August 20, 2019 06:06 PM (J70i0)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 20, 2019 06:09 PM (+0VWg)

328 Havre there every been any other animated series or movies based on Terry Pratchett?

--

Good Omens is what you're thinking of. The book was pretty charming, the Amazon show is okay.

There have been a few Hogfather attempts and witches animated shows, but none really capture the appeal of the books.

Like most movies and TV shows, I guess. So maybe they're all pretty great if you don't read the books.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Eight Has No Home Here at August 20, 2019 06:09 PM (A8W5E)

329 I enjoyed latest Tarantino flick over the weekend. Might be my favorite, idk, need to rewatch and let some time pass before I can fully make that call. It was sweet, if you know what I mean, in a way that I don't think I've ever thought about a Tarantino movie. I actually wasn't embarrassed this time to take my wife.

Posted by: matty at August 20, 2019 06:09 PM (zQA40)

330 Nood.

Posted by: Chunk Hunger at August 20, 2019 06:09 PM (sN9mD)

331 and just where does R Crumb fit in with all this??

I heard he is currently retired in Portland, down the street from his old pals Fritz the Cat and Mr. Natural.

Posted by: dartist at August 20, 2019 06:10 PM (K22Va)

332 22
Are we doing a post on Dove Cameron's nipples next?



https://tinyurl.com/y5ue4qax

Posted by: Guy Smiley at August 20, 2019 05:10 PM (O8WFE)
********Umm, Like..Go Feminism, and Stuff!Oh, and here are my tits! Yay Feminism!

Posted by: elliot at August 20, 2019 06:10 PM (1PAtI)

333
Epstein's Former Cell Mate Nicholas Tartaglione is Receiving Threats From Prison Guards to "Shut Up" and "Stop Talking" About Epstein


Tomorrow we'll find out these guards were "sleep talking" and didn't mean it.

Posted by: Soothsayer Fake Commenter at August 20, 2019 06:10 PM (wM5Dx)

334 @308: "Plus it's very ant-capitalism with the whole superhero 'business' model being evil, etc."

There's almost always a big, evil corporation in every superhero story! That doesn't make them all anti-capitalism!

I thought The Boys was way more insulting towards American popular culture and consumerism in general, and honestly, I think that's a fair critique.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at August 20, 2019 06:10 PM (YcLo4)

335 Seems silly to assign a religion to a vampire since vampires are arguably more powerful than any god.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at August 20, 2019 06:10 PM (rnXGe)

336 Artist with a lot of longevity.... politically incorrect... which used to be not a stoning offense....
Posted by: kraken at August 20, 2019 06:07 PM (bCLt0)

It's a shame - you can't understand the underground art movement of the late 60's, early 70's, without knowing about R. Crumb. Now that's when are truly was subversive! Today it's all about sucking up to the dominant leftist culture while *pretending* to be subversive, which is why it is all so boring. It's all just a big fraud.

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 20, 2019 06:10 PM (Kpl3J)

337 Sorry, WOPR, Jumpy computer

And the movie is taking in money hand over fist. Figures.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 20, 2019 06:10 PM (+0VWg)

338 I'm quite happy not to have any emotional investment in any comic book characters.

If someone comes out with a fun comic book movie, I can enjoy watching the characters. If someone uses a character especially poorly, it's not a personal affront to me. I just won't see that movie.

Posted by: bonhomme at August 20, 2019 06:11 PM (9t0Zz)

339 FS -

Try a movie called, I think, Hogfather ... kind of a Discworld version of The Grinch Stole Christmas, very strange like most Pratchett.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at August 20, 2019 06:11 PM (XNDy+)

340 Weird War Tales, GI Combat (Ghost Tank for the win!), SGT. Rock

Posted by: Keith at August 20, 2019 06:11 PM (jdGlx)

341 I really really loved Guardians of the Galaxy.

The "big" Marvel comic characters have been done and redone to death.

Pulling up some smaller properties isn't automatically a bad idea.

Posted by: Synova (reversion to pseudonymous) at August 20, 2019 06:11 PM (BD/yx)

342 It's a hate filled picture of everyone, not just deplorables, and that's kinda the whole point.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at August 20, 2019 06:03 PM (YcLo4)

No it isn't. It's pretty selective in who it denigrates. Tired of the "it's nailing everyone" defense. Plus, what's the point of it then? I get to watch everyone be perverted, immoral, and hateful. That sounds really....pathetic.

Posted by: WOPR - Ewoks, it's like Chuck Norris went to Build-A-Bear and built a super army at August 20, 2019 06:11 PM (J70i0)

343 To the fans of Illyana/Magik, she is supposed to be in the New Mutants movie (if it is ever released...)

Posted by: acethepug at August 20, 2019 06:11 PM (zHVcO)

344 Havre there every been any other animated series or movies based on Terry Pratchett?

--

Also I think the witches books are great in large part because the witches are mostly just old ladies who do stuff nobody else is willing to do like trim old decrepit people's toenails.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Eight Has No Home Here at August 20, 2019 06:11 PM (A8W5E)

345 I'm fine everybody. Sorry.. I have it's been the day from hell at work. Will explain it all later.

Posted by: Jewells45 at August 20, 2019 06:13 PM (dUJdY)

346 Christian bakers cant deny ghey marriage cakes but Leftist Facebook can deny Republicans.

Posted by: Skip at August 20, 2019 06:13 PM (BbGew)

347 Would You Give A Shit If No More New TV And Movies
Were Produced?


Not a bit. Plenty of other things to do, like reading or writing or crafts. (Of course, I haven't watched TV or movies for several years anyway ... )

Posted by: Empire1 at August 20, 2019 06:14 PM (eEqvl)

348 There's almost always a big, evil corporation in every superhero story! That doesn't make them all anti-capitalism!

I thought The Boys was way more insulting towards American popular culture and consumerism in general, and honestly, I think that's a fair critique.
Posted by: Walter Freeman

_____________

You're the one that thought it wasn't "woke", I was just pointing out where I thought it was.

anti-christian, anti-capitalist, plus some anti-gun commentary thrown in.

What other levers do they need to pull?

I'm not saying boycott it, just that it was over the top

Posted by: Blago at August 20, 2019 06:15 PM (zuvmW)

349 I did like Wonder Woman.

Gal Gadot was excellent.

Posted by: mpfs, Waiter, I'll have the Juan de Fuca Plate at August 20, 2019 06:17 PM (79p/O)

350 Blade was shown as a Buddhist in the Wesly Snipes iteration.No huge thing they show him lighting incense and that is it iirc.

Posted by: steevy at August 20, 2019 06:18 PM (l9mVC)

351 348 The guy who wrote The Boys comic is of course an atheist and he HATES superheroes.

Posted by: steevy at August 20, 2019 06:21 PM (l9mVC)

352 Technically, at one point, Thor kind of *was* just a job - Donald Blake was Thor and only became Thor with the hammer.

Nah. Thor was cursed by Odin to learn some humility and the stick brought Thor back temporarily, it was never a job. Donald Blake was Thor on earth.

Huh? His moral stance depends on never touching a gun, even when forced to?

There was one issue by Frank Miller after Bullseye killed Elektra and Daredevil dropped him off a ledge, breaking his back... DD goes to visit Bullseye in the hospital with a pistol and they play russian Roulette while Matt talks about losing the love of this life. Its incredibly good but in the end...

the pistol is empty.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 20, 2019 06:24 PM (KZzsI)

353 The Incredibles > Fantastic Four

Posted by: Jean at August 20, 2019 06:29 PM (42Tia)

354 If you can't spot overt manipulation of political correctness in todays movies. YOU ARE BLINDER THAN A BAT ! wHO'S THAT BAD GUY ? WHITE GUYS, CHRISTIANS, Conservatives, police-law enforcement, notice a crucifix ?
Theres the bad guy, and the brave noble righteous muslim/foreigner working to save us from the evil aforementioned. Some times be a few token whites thrown in to help.

Posted by: ron n. at August 20, 2019 06:32 PM (om5HK)

355 Posted by: Jewells45 at August 20, 2019 06:13 PM (dUJdY)

Glad to hear you are o.k. Was praying for you, and I'm sorry you had a really bad day at work, dear..

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 20, 2019 06:35 PM (+0VWg)

356 @271 - from Justice League Unlimited, facing Darkseid:
"I feel like I live in a world made of cardboard, always taking constant care not to break something, to break someone. Never allowing myself to lose control, even for a moment, or someone could die. But you can take it, can't you, big man. What we have here is a rare opportunity for me to cut lose, and show you just how powerful I really am."

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at August 20, 2019 06:39 PM (l9m7l)

357 I would go see a movie called "The Savage Sword of Jane Foster".

Posted by: Sen. Corey Bearder at August 20, 2019 06:54 PM (Ndje9)

358 Sorry, Ace - you're Wrong about Ant-Man and GotG. But I don't think they're enough to keep the MCU going.

Posted by: Calvin Dodge at August 20, 2019 07:36 PM (1Blh9)

359 "Peter F###ing Quill is my spirit animal."

Rocket Raccoon is mine.

Posted by: Calvin Dodge at August 20, 2019 07:39 PM (1Blh9)

360 The only explicitly Christian superhero, in the movies at least, was Nightcrawler, a one-shot character. And the creators treated it as if it were some sort of mental illness.
As for the advent of openly Muslim characters, I'm reminded of what Mark Steyn observed years ago: "Multiculturalism is simply the period of transition from one dominant culture to another."

Posted by: Brown Line at August 20, 2019 10:22 PM (S6ArX)

361 Would Dreadstar have the potential for a good movie?

Not that I'm champing for that. I'm perfectly happy with some comics stories staying on the page.

I've enjoyed most of the MCU, but I never could understand the mind-set that a comic NEEDED to be put on film.

That said, Grimjack could work on film.

Posted by: Weak Geek at August 20, 2019 11:01 PM (zbyVY)

362 That said, Grimjack could work on film.
Posted by: Weak Geek at August 20, 2019 11:01 PM (zbyVY)

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The Russo brothers (Avengers: Infinity War, Endgame) are in talks with Amazon about making it a possible series.

Posted by: Darth Randall at August 20, 2019 11:20 PM (QD9b6)

363 I'm a comic book geek, so I'll probably still watch some of these. I didn't watch Capt. Marvel and laughed when Thanos hit her with the Power Gem. Nobody really asked for a Guardians of the Galaxy movie, either, but both of those were great. True, the comics are SJW stuff, but a comic is easy to change. A movie, not so much. Nobody really wants to flush a multi million dollar movie down the tubes for some SJW points. I think Ace doth protest too much. The last man standing against Thanos was Cap (white, hetro, American) and while Capt. Bree Larson is on the cover of Ultimate Alliance 3, she's in the back. Marvel's own poster child for Toxic Masculinity, WOLVERINE, is in the front. If they were really pushing Larson, she'd be in front.

Posted by: hurricane567 at August 21, 2019 01:09 AM (I2AW2)

364 Wait, i figured it out, Ace is Alan Moore!

Posted by: hurricane567 at August 21, 2019 01:10 AM (I2AW2)

365 Again, what is your deak? Did a spider or a mouse touch you in a bad place?

Posted by: Joseph Kastner at August 21, 2019 02:24 PM (9A0lH)

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