"Batgirl" Film Was Nearly Completed and Cost Between $70 and $100 Million, But Test Audiences Found It "Unspeakable"

It had finished principle photography and was in post-production, where special effects and music and sound effects and editing would be completed.

And also, mostly likely, reshoots. Especially with big "blockbuster" movies, and especially with big bad "blockbuster" movies, you probably need a two or more (maybe even six) weeks of reshoots with the cast and crew, which can get expensive.

I heard a guy estimate that post-production costs could run maybe $80 million more.

And then advertising and prints could cost, well, a hundred or two hundred million, i they were going to run it in theaters.

But a source said the film was "unspeakable" and "irredeemable" -- and likely to damage the DC Brand, which is already in the toilet.

So Zaslev is putting a completed (or near-completed) film in the vault, forever.

Andrej from Midnight's Edge thinks that the "poor test screening reaction" story might be a cover story for what's really going on, but let's deal with the cover story for now.


The DC Comics film "Batgirl" will be completely "shelved" by Warner Bros., a top Hollywood source told The Post.

That means it won't hit theaters or the streaming service HBO Max. Fans will not see it.

The reportedly $70 million movie (the source said the budget was actually more than $100 million), which was doing test screenings for audiences in anticipation of a late 2022 debut, would rank among the most expensive cinematic castoffs ever.

Those tests were said to be so poorly received by moviegoers that the studio decided to cut its losses and run, for the sake of the brand's future. It's a DC disaster.

"They think an unspeakable 'Batgirl' is going to be irredeemable," the source said.

The Post has reached out to Warner Bros. for comment.

By the way, there was yet another race-swap in the casting, and another Gingercide.

Barbara "Batgirl" Gordon, a white redhead in the comics, was made into a black (or half-black) girl.

If you haven't heard of "Gingercide," it refers to Hollywood's weird insistence on race-swapping every single ginger in the comics to a black actor or sometimes a Hispanic one. Disney does this too (The Little Mermaid).

I sort of can explain this: In comic books, "redhead" is usually "the other other other color" to distinguish from the "main color" (brown hair) and "the other other color" (black hair) and "the other other color" (blond hair). I guess maybe Hollywood figures if red hair is just used in comic books to indicate "some other color besides the usual ones," it's a fair move to change all the redheads to black or Hispanic.

The gingers -- who are a real minority, of course -- can't be happy about this, though.

Where's their representation?


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Shelving a multimillion-dollar effort would not be unusual for Zaslav, a ruthless cost-cutter. Remember, he's the same guy who gave the $300 million streaming service CNN+ the ax just days after its splashy launch because it didn't snare enough subscribers.

The budget-conscious CEO, according to Variety, has split WB into multiple segments, including a reorganized "DC-based film production" group.

With that in mind, WB is said to be searching for a head honcho to run the flailing DC Extended Universe and whip it into coherent shape, like Kevin Feige did with the far more successful Marvel Cinematic Universe, which is owned by Disney. The current president of DC film production is Walter Hamada.

Not for long.

DC urgently needs all the help it can get.

...

Soon, however, Wonder Woman won't be the one holding the golden lasso anymore. Instead, power will be wielded by an all-controlling DC film production head who will attempt to turn things around. Before they arrive, killing "Batgirl" is Step 1.

"This is the end of DC as a hobby," the source said.

"We are leaving ClownWorld," I read that as meaning.

Now, is this really being shelved because of poor audience reaction? Virtually every DC movie has been poorly received; that hasn't stopped them from shitting these things out into American theaters.

Probably the movie is terrible but so what? They're all terrible.

Here's the backstory as to why Andrej from Midnight's Edge thinks that the real reason for the shelving is about the #Woke path the film was intended to commit the DC movie universe to.

Yesterday I reported that David Zaslav, CEO of Discovery Warner, had fired female CEO Ann Sarnov and had replaced her not with a White Man but with... nobody. He just fired her, and replaced her with no one, deciding that what she had been doing simply did not need to be done by anyone.

And what was she doing? Well, Andrej says she was pushing Feminist Agenda into movies.

Specifically, he says she was the motivating force behind the master plan to eliminate the "problematic" figures of the troublesome, toxically-masculine figures of Superman and Batman from the DC Extended Universe, and replace them with... Supergirl and Batgirl.

Note that the Robert Pattison Batman movie exists in its own separate Batman universe where there are no other superheroes or real superpowers so that isn't affected. This refers to the crossover universe, the "Justice League" universe.

And in that universe, Batman was going to be replaced by Batgirl, and Superman by Supergirl.

Now, I don't think this is only about agenda: Ben Affleck simply does not want to play Batman ever again, and is only playing him in short appearances to finish up his contract, and DC cannot come to terms with fan favorite Henry Cavill, who wants a multipicture deal and a firm commitment to make standalone Superman movies.

Maybe it's a mix of both Feminist Agenda and the brilliant idea of "Let's just replace the male actors with female ones, who work for 70% of the male actors' salaries!"

The plan goes like this: In the Flash movie, due to time-travel and multiverse-crossing nonsense, the Michael Keaton Batman enters the Justice League Universe and gets to share screen time with the Ben Affleck Batman. But the Ben Affleck Batman dies, making the older, retired Michael Keaton Batman the official, and only, Batman of the Justice League universe.

Being older and retired, his main role will be to serve as a Mr. Miyagi like mentor to his replacement, the race-swapped Batgirl.

Meanwhile, the Flash movie also introduced Supergirl (also race-swapped, if you can believe that!). She will be replacing Superman.

Henry Cavill isn't coming back to film a death scene, so they'll just have to claim he went back to Krypton but died on the way back to his home planet.

When Zaslav -- or whoever the source for this story -- says that the Batgirl movie will irreparably damage the DC brand, he's almost certainly not just talking about the film's quality, which is, of course, almost certainly down to the low level we've come to expect from DC.

He's also talking about this movie establishing that Batman -- the real one, the active one -- and Superman are dead in this universe and have been replaced by Younger, More Diverse Female Replacements Who Are Superior In Every Way, Bigot.

Which he suspects won't play as well with the mostly-male comic book movie audience as Girlboss feminist CEOs might. Activist Twitter lunatics demand that Hollywood make movies for them... and then never actually see these movies.

They just want the movies taken away from straight men, whom they hate with the intensity of a burning cross.

Andrej further speculates that if Zaslav is willing to #cancel a $70 or probably $100 million movie just to save some of the remaining brand value of DC, he's probably also willing to #cancel the $200 million Flash movie, which both sets up all of this #Woke crap -- in fact, the movie hardly seems to have any other purpose except to set up the future #Woke assumptions of the DC universe -- and also stars a violent, woman-strangling groomer lunatic.

The Ace of Spades Decision Desk is ready to make the call: The Flash movie will also be cancelled, decision to be announced within the next two weeks.

Ethan Van Sciver points out that feminists are whining and complaining (no wait, there's more, that's not the story) that this Batgirl movie was cancelled, but that the woman-strangling, underage-girl-grooming Ezra Miller's Flash movie has not been cancelled yet.

Which is, you know: A rare good point from the feminists.

Which makes it even more likely the Flash will be cancelled.

Jezebel -- the AllahPundit of film commentary -- also suspects... racism.

Although Variety's sources say the decision to axe the project wasn't due to quality, I have to wonder if the studio would really cut a $90 million movie altogether solely because of a sudden strategy pivot. $90 million is, like, a lot of money!! The "badassery" quote certainly raises a question or two about possible cringey "girlboss" lines and plot points, but still, just scrapping the entire project--starring, written, and directed by women and people of color--seems... dramatic.

All the more so given other projects Warner Bros. still appears to be moving forward with: Ezra Miller's The Flash, for instance, remains slated for a 2023 release. This, of course, is despite how Miller is accused of grooming teens and going on the run with an Indigenous teen whose parents have accused Miller of grooming their child. Miller has been missing for almost two months now, evading being served court papers. Trouble started brewing for Miller earlier this year when they had several run-ins with law enforcement on vacation in Hawaii, allegedly starting fights, breaking into guests' hotel rooms, and making threats to other tourists.

Warner Bros. has reportedly been weighing how to handle Miller's upcoming movie given their recent behavior--but it certainly hasn't pulled the plug on the project. Nevertheless, the studio clearly had no trouble throwing out a movie starring an Afro-Latinx heroine. Grace, her fellow cast-mates, and others who worked on Batgirl have yet to speak out on what exactly happened, and we all have lots and lots of questions.

The Ace of Spades Decision Desk stands by its call.

He doesn't mention it, but as to DC Comics itself? If DC Comics isn't seeing mass firings yet, that's only because it's such a small corner of the behemoth that is Discovery Warner that no one's noticed it yet.

But when they do...

Posted by: Ace at 01:23 PM




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1 Race swapping follies.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at August 03, 2022 01:23 PM (dNqv+)

2 HAW-haw!

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at August 03, 2022 01:23 PM (DTX3h)

3 They're only doing this because WB hates stronk, independent womens.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 03, 2022 01:23 PM (LvTSG)

4 But JK Simmons was supposed to be her father. Kind of a very odd race swap.

My guess: her character attitude was the worst part.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at August 03, 2022 01:24 PM (dNqv+)

5 It must have truly been an astonishing turd for the already-debt ridden WB to pull the plug on the film. But it does signal that the new ownership wants to get better quality stuff out and move away from the past.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 03, 2022 01:24 PM (Ivdso)

6 Awful long post for something unspeakable.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic, Ashli Babbitt/Rosanne Boyland at August 03, 2022 01:24 PM (GYIa4)

7 Do these things still make money overall? I'm not in the least into this stuff, but the only good things I've heard about comic movies lately had to do with Gal Godot in the Wonder Woman movies.

Posted by: Catherine at August 03, 2022 01:24 PM (ZSsrh)

8 Someone should leak this baby to the internet.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at August 03, 2022 01:25 PM (ppBhU)

9 I saw a YT documentary about Julie Newmar. No one did Catwoman like Julie did.

Posted by: kallisto at August 03, 2022 01:25 PM (dCxaZ)

10 Bat Girl has her own Batawang

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at August 03, 2022 01:25 PM (OgrpQ)

11 Not even straight-to-video huh.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at August 03, 2022 01:25 PM (yQpMk)

12 I came back for this and the Flash?

Posted by: Michael Keaton at August 03, 2022 01:25 PM (jQQct)

13 The sad part: the gal is pretty. She could have been a good new character if her acting was halfway decent and they could actually produce a likeable character.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at August 03, 2022 01:25 PM (dNqv+)

14 I sort of can explain this: In comic books,

I sense a certain lac

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 03, 2022 01:25 PM (Ivdso)

15 Wish I could dump $100 million dollars.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 03, 2022 01:25 PM (M4uPp)

16 Batgirl joins The Day the Clown Cried.

Posted by: Darth Randall at August 03, 2022 01:26 PM (zL564)

17 "I sort of can explain this: In comic books,"...

Go on.

Or maybe Hollyweird hates gingers? As a ginger myself, go fuck yourself Hollyweird!

Posted by: Thrawn at August 03, 2022 01:26 PM (Rl7KJ)

18 Someone should leak this baby to the internet.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at August 03, 2022 01:25 PM (ppBhU)

Like the pirated copies of Corman's Fantastic 4 movie from the 80's.

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at August 03, 2022 01:26 PM (OgrpQ)

19 But JK Simmons was supposed to be her father.

Seriously? They cast J Jonah Jameson as Commissioner Gordon???

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 03, 2022 01:26 PM (Ivdso)

20 WEll hell, everybody knows white people only make up 16 % of the population. On this planet anyway.

Posted by: Eromero at August 03, 2022 01:26 PM (0OP+5)

21 Annie is a black girl now too.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at August 03, 2022 01:26 PM (OalnH)

22 I'm aware of a lot of this stuff, but I don't actively pay attention to it.

Zaslev is turning into my hero.

I hope it's just a capitalistic instinct to increase profits without motive towards ideology, and I hope he succeeds.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 03, 2022 01:26 PM (LvTSG)

23
Not even direct-to-video?

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 03, 2022 01:26 PM (1Nxff)

24 7 Do these things still make money overall? I'm not in the least into this stuff, but the only good things I've heard about comic movies lately had to do with Gal Godot in the Wonder Woman movies.
Posted by: Catherine at August 03, 2022 01:24 PM (ZSsrh)

Spiderman: No Way Home definitely made money. The others, you have to remember that if they do not make a billion, the studios consider them a failure regardless.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at August 03, 2022 01:26 PM (dNqv+)

25 15 Wish I could dump $100 million dollars.
Posted by: rickb223 at August 03, 2022 01:25 PM (M4uPp)

Just wait. With inflation going on as is, soon a "Benjamin" will be worth $100 million.

Posted by: Thrawn at August 03, 2022 01:27 PM (Rl7KJ)

26 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at August 03, 2022 01:27 PM (Zz0t1)

27 Another sign of the end times?

Posted by: BignJames at August 03, 2022 01:27 PM (AwYPR)

28 I saw Batgirl's outfit earlier and she looks like Batboy. Frigging terrible. Who wants to see that?

Posted by: Dr. Bone at August 03, 2022 01:27 PM (WHt4f)

29 I object this film could damage the DC brand. I'll bet it is very inline with the CE shows and what DC comics is putting out right now.

Posted by: Bete at August 03, 2022 01:27 PM (jQQct)

30 80 million worth of suck musta been hard to swallow.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at August 03, 2022 01:27 PM (QSjkU)

31 8 Someone should leak this baby to the internet.
Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at August 03, 2022 01:25 PM (ppBhU)

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"I'm an assistant editor that worked 90 hours a week to make Batgirl the best it is. I cannot stand by silently as my work goes into the crapper. Here is the movie, that I stole from the servers."

"Holy shit, this is awful."

"I can't believe you're attacking me!"

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 03, 2022 01:27 PM (LvTSG)

32 So you left me hanging about my favorite subject: redheads

There is nothing worse than a redheaded tease.

Posted by: ... at August 03, 2022 01:27 PM (Ab1JM)

33 DC = Dark Cock

It's coming for you.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at August 03, 2022 01:28 PM (Zz0t1)

34 Reposting Eruption link in case ace is having a slow day.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-j6qnUVH3I

Posted by: You Really Don't Want to Know at August 03, 2022 01:28 PM (5Qjf9)

35 World wide these movies are licenses to print money, yes. I don’t get it myself, but I am obviously in the minority.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at August 03, 2022 01:28 PM (OalnH)

36 That means it won't hit theaters or the streaming service HBO Max. Fans will not see it.
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What fans? If we're going by the CW's "Batgirl" series, there are essentially no fans.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 03, 2022 01:28 PM (WWh8n)

37 The Injustice series gave Supergirl a pretty good character arc and reason to be.

She tries to be the peace maker between the now transnational technocrat Superman and traditional freedom loving Batman...and when it fails she joins Batman because she's a hero and Superman became a villain in a somewhat believable way.

Of course she's also a big breasted pretty white girl in a mini-skirt.

Posted by: 18-1 at August 03, 2022 01:28 PM (ESjRY)

38 Specifically, he says she was the motivating force behind the master plan to eliminate the "problematic" figures of the troublesome, toxically-masculine figures of Superman and Batman from the DC Extended Universe, and replace them with... Supergirl and Batgirl.

"We will discard the heroes people actually like and replace them with the WNBA of superheroes." Now that's A PLAN. Pure effing genius. What are Ann Sarnov's hobbies? Setting cash on fire and laughing maniacally?

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at August 03, 2022 01:28 PM (ppBhU)

39 Batman Shampoo and Conditioner Gordon

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at August 03, 2022 01:28 PM (OgrpQ)

40 11 Not even straight-to-video huh.
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at August 03, 2022 01:25 PM (yQpMk)

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They have a streaming service up and running. It doesn't require any extra cost beyond building the loading pages and connecting the file to the right server.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 03, 2022 01:28 PM (LvTSG)

41 Maybe they can open the comments back up now.

Posted by: SHCon at August 03, 2022 01:28 PM (2+CZ5)

42 Redhead support pic:

https://tinyurl.com/4zke3uku

Although I suspect she is not a real redhead.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at August 03, 2022 01:28 PM (dNqv+)

43 HA HA!



How frkn hard is it to tell a good story, anyway? Unless of course your real intention is to lecture people...

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at August 03, 2022 01:28 PM (llON8)

44 Was Dark Brandon in it?

Posted by: wth at August 03, 2022 01:28 PM (v0R5T)

45 It seams that clown world extends to only having movies about 60+ year old children's comic books.

More proof that our culture is not just decaying but dying.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at August 03, 2022 01:29 PM (u4CEu)

46 36 That means it won't hit theaters or the streaming service HBO Max. Fans will not see it.
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What fans? If we're going by the CW's "Batgirl" series, there are essentially no fans.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 03, 2022 01:28 PM (WWh8n)

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Batwoman was canceled because it was too popular and too awesome.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 03, 2022 01:29 PM (LvTSG)

47 By the way there ARE black superheros who have interesting back stories like...Cyborg.

There is no need to blackwash existing heroes.

Posted by: 18-1 at August 03, 2022 01:29 PM (ESjRY)

48 "We are leaving ClownWorld," I read that as meaning.
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Boy, do I hope your translation matrix is firing on all cylinders.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 03, 2022 01:29 PM (WWh8n)

49 DC cannot come to terms with fan favorite Henry Cavill, who wants a multipicture deal and a firm commitment to make standalone Superman movies.

Cavill doesn't need DC. One of the virtues of streaming services is that you can see who can carry pictures and who can't; who's guaranteed box office and who isn't.

DC: Do it our way
Cavill: Witcher. *mic drop*

Posted by: Archimedes at August 03, 2022 01:29 PM (/NCI4)

50 Great news, but can we now do all the other hyper-woke movies that make billions?

I watched the new Doctor Strange "In the Multiverse of Wokeness" last night. Wtf? Everything we complain about in terms of annoying wokeness was in that movie: weak, stupid men; strong, heroic women and girls; gratuitous homosexuality; mothers who don't need no stinking husbands; making male characters female; minority actors stuck in everywhere, etc.

Yet the movie made a shitload of money.

Posted by: Elric Blade at August 03, 2022 01:29 PM (iFTx/)

51 49 Cavill doesn't need DC. One of the virtues of streaming services is that you can see who can carry pictures and who can't; who's guaranteed box office and who isn't.

DC: Do it our way
Cavill: Witcher. *mic drop*
Posted by: Archimedes at August 03, 2022 01:29 PM (/NCI4)

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Ah, but retort:

The Witcher sucks.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 03, 2022 01:29 PM (LvTSG)

52 I saw Batgirl's outfit earlier and she looks like Batboy. Frigging terrible.

Yeah the costume was bad. She's really a pretty actress with a nice body and they put her in this hideous padded thing.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 03, 2022 01:29 PM (Ivdso)

53 28 I saw Batgirl's outfit earlier and she looks like Batboy. Frigging terrible. Who wants to see that?
Posted by: Dr. Bone at August 03, 2022 01:27 PM (WHt4f)

This is another thing. They padded her out to the point it looks like she is hunting vampires or zombies.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at August 03, 2022 01:29 PM (dNqv+)

54
And fake Star Trek "Andor" is all about...guess who?


Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at August 03, 2022 01:30 PM (xWhqL)

55
Andy Sidaris would have made it work for 5% of the cost.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 03, 2022 01:30 PM (1Nxff)

56
It's a DC disaster.

Just like me

Posted by: Joe Biden at August 03, 2022 01:30 PM (63Dwl)

57 So Bat Girl is black with red hair ? Half ginger ?

Posted by: It's me donna at August 03, 2022 01:30 PM (bs+z0)

58 I was amazed that the main leads in the DC movies were all good (Cavill) to acceptable (Affleck).

The problem was the script.

Posted by: 18-1 at August 03, 2022 01:30 PM (ESjRY)

59 I'm waiting for the woke remake of EX-Men, with more trannies.

Vulvarine and Bi-Clops are my two favorite characters.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at August 03, 2022 01:30 PM (+JIgU)

60
And fake Lord of the Rings is all about today's politics, 100%.

Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at August 03, 2022 01:30 PM (xWhqL)

61 "So Zaslev is putting a completed (or near-completed) film in the vault, forever."

That actually makes me want to see it. Weird.

Posted by: Keep gp Out Yo MF'n Mouf at August 03, 2022 01:30 PM (qpX6U)

62 Icelandic volcano youtubers.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IpleQD3mXYQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o45ReRKf7vs

Posted by: You Really Don't Want to Know at August 03, 2022 01:30 PM (5Qjf9)

63 47 By the way there ARE black superheros who have interesting back stories like...Cyborg.

There is no need to blackwash existing heroes.
Posted by: 18-1 at August 03, 2022 01:29 PM (ESjRY)

Sam Wilson in Winter Soldier was actually perfect. Strong character. Good acting. NO MENTION OF HIM BEING BLACK. He just happened to be black. THIS is the way.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at August 03, 2022 01:31 PM (dNqv+)

64 Don't really care. The new batgirl is FUGLY. It actually warms my heart to see these woke fucksticks lose millions.

Posted by: Minnfidel at August 03, 2022 01:31 PM (532WG)

65 Jezebel -- the AllahPundit of film commentary -- also suspects... racism.


Woof. That cuts. Deep.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at August 03, 2022 01:31 PM (Zz0t1)

66 Black Panther died IRL and they couldn't even leave his overrated film alone. Now it will feature a stronk empowered woman... of color. It's just what he would have wanted.

Posted by: ... at August 03, 2022 01:31 PM (Ab1JM)

67 He's also talking about this movie establishing that Batman -- the real one, the active one -- and Superman are dead in this universe and have been replaced by Younger, More Diverse Female Replacements Who Are Superior In Every Way, Bigot.

Which he suspects won't play as well with the mostly-male comic book movie audience as Girlboss feminist CEOs might. Activist Twitter lunatics demand that Hollywood make movies for them... and then never actually see these movies.

They just want the movies taken away from straight men, whom they hate with the intensity of a burning cross.

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Even they do go see them, there probably aren't enough blue-haired feminist girlboss twitter types to justify a big-budget movie. That audience is what the shitty art house pictures are for.

This isn't about serving an audience. There are ways to serve that audience. This is about hatred and vengeance for men and storytelling that doesn't beat the audience about the face and neck with the blunt end of their "girl good, boy bad" premise.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 03, 2022 01:32 PM (WWh8n)

68 $90 million wasted on a stupid comic book movie. That qualifies as a sin requiring penance.

Posted by: Ordinary American at August 03, 2022 01:32 PM (H8QX8)

69 50 I watched the new Doctor Strange "In the Multiverse of Wokeness" last night. Wtf? Everything we complain about in terms of annoying wokeness was in that movie: weak, stupid men; strong, heroic women and girls; gratuitous homosexuality; mothers who don't need no stinking husbands; making male characters female; minority actors stuck in everywhere, etc.

Yet the movie made a shitload of money.
Posted by: Elric Blade at August 03, 2022 01:29 PM (iFTx/)

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It did, but it didn't have great legs. It made a lot (no doubt), but not as much as it could have.

Thor 4 I was convinced would pull a billion worldwide without trying, but it's stalling around $700,000,000. I imagine it might get to $800 million.

Are these failures? No, not at all. Are they meeting expectations? No, they're not. And let's not forget Eternals that made only $402 million worldwide, which probably represented an actual loss on the investment. The MCU is in a very precarious situation.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 03, 2022 01:32 PM (LvTSG)

70 Dr. Ding has spoken!

The Monkeypox is such a danger to the kiddos that this coming school year will require radically new/more safety modifications:

https://tinyurl.com/42bafyjs

Dr. Ding's timeline offers all the ways that monkeypox can spread, other than the obvious.

Posted by: kallisto at August 03, 2022 01:32 PM (dCxaZ)

71 It used to be nice to wait for the next Star Wars or Marvel or DC movies, but now they come so often that I have missed a entire buttload of them and have decided to not try to catch up. It took me 18 months before I saw Endgame. I have no idea which Harry Potter film I am looking at because they all seem just more of the same as the last one.

Frankly, they just aren't special any more.

Posted by: SMOD at August 03, 2022 01:32 PM (RHGPo)

72 Ah, but retort:

The Witcher sucks.


Let's see, that's one nay, and a bazillion yeas. I wonder who will win.

Posted by: Archimedes at August 03, 2022 01:32 PM (/NCI4)

73 I would hope every person who signed off on this along the way would be nervous right about now.

I would be wrong, wouldn't I?

Posted by: t-bird at August 03, 2022 01:32 PM (ugV9/)

74 34 Reposting Eruption link in case ace is having a slow day.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-j6qnUVH3I

Posted by: You Really Don't Want to Know at August 03, 2022 01:28 PM (5Qjf9)


LOL. I just noticed there are already a dozen people who've hiked out to look at the eruption.

Posted by: You Really Don't Want to Know at August 03, 2022 01:32 PM (5Qjf9)

75 Redhead support pic:

https://tinyurl.com/4zke3uku

Although I suspect she is not a real redhead.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at August 03, 2022 01:28 PM (dNqv+)



Had to close the tab. I could feel her stealing my soul.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at August 03, 2022 01:33 PM (Zz0t1)

76 66 Black Panther died IRL and they couldn't even leave his overrated film alone. Now it will feature a stronk empowered woman... of color. It's just what he would have wanted.
Posted by: ... at August 03, 2022 01:31 PM (Ab1JM)

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The trailer is something like 90% women crying about something. They never mention that Black Panther is dead.

I fail to see how this excites superhero movie fans.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 03, 2022 01:33 PM (LvTSG)

77 It took me five years to figure out the anagram for ginger, and that explained why it was used in the South Park episode.

Posted by: Kindltot at August 03, 2022 01:33 PM (xhaym)

78 59 I'm waiting for the woke remake of EX-Men, with more trannies.

Vulvarine and Bi-Clops are my two favorite characters.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at August 03, 2022 01:30 PM (+JIgU)

*ahem* We can't have "Men" in the title of your glorious movie. Now it'll be just "The Mutants".

Posted by: Thrawn at August 03, 2022 01:33 PM (Rl7KJ)

79 This was a wise decision, cancelling this crap. They'd lose so much more money going forward.

The chick playing Batgirl was hot, tho

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at August 03, 2022 01:33 PM (XvPQV)

80 Don't really care. The new batgirl is FUGLY. It actually warms my heart to see these woke fucksticks lose millions.
Posted by: Minnfidel at August 03, 2022 01:31 PM (532WG)


She looks a bit like AOC.

Posted by: Jordan61 at August 03, 2022 01:33 PM (DRSnL)

81 Batgirl shelved? Guess she didn't show us her tits.

Posted by: wth at August 03, 2022 01:33 PM (v0R5T)

82 Also, last I heard, Cavill was in the running for the new Bond. How these idiots will ruin Bond remains to be seen.

Posted by: Archimedes at August 03, 2022 01:33 PM (/NCI4)

83 Dr Strange 2: the one where he's the sidekick made $954,805,609 worldwide, according to Box Office Mojo. IT cost around $250 million to make, including reshoots, so it would have to make over 500 million to "break even". That means it made pretty good money for Marvel despite being a pretty bad movie that most people have panned.

So why did it do so well? For one thing Sam Raimi, who is a fan favorite and real talent. For another, Dr Strange was really liked and so is Bandersnatch Cummerbund. And this looked like the film that would actually give Phase Four some meaning and was important in the storyline (although it was not). So people went hoping they'd get old MCU and got new MCU without much Dr Strange and a pointless odd storyline and crappy writing.

And Sam Raimi tried to make a movie then got stomped all over by the studio, again. You'd think he would have learned his lesson after Spider-Man 3.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 03, 2022 01:33 PM (Ivdso)

84 Let's see, that's one nay, and a bazillion yeas. I wonder who will win.
Posted by: Archimedes at August 03, 2022 01:32 PM (/NCI4)

I do dislike the first two witcher games. Too much gritty, empty nihilism for me. Tried to get into them, but never could.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at August 03, 2022 01:33 PM (dNqv+)

85 Yvonne Craig will ALWAYS be the one and only Batgirl

Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at August 03, 2022 01:34 PM (flINI)

86 "Batgirl" Film Was Nearly Completed and Cost Between $70 and $100 Million, But Test Audiences Found It "Unspeakable"

Shit. Now I have to see it. I want Ishtar 2: Eccentric Boogaloo levels of cringe. I want some Tom Cruise witchcraft crazy.

Posted by: Bilwis Devourer of Innocent Souls, I'm starvin' over here at August 03, 2022 01:34 PM (cupoy)

87 Release it. On VHS. Then have a marathon with it and the Star Wars Holiday Special.

Posted by: Another Anon at August 03, 2022 01:34 PM (iHDAd)

88 72 Let's see, that's one nay, and a bazillion yeas. I wonder who will win.
Posted by: Archimedes at August 03, 2022 01:32 PM (/NCI4)

Whoever is better at violence.

It's the natural law.

Posted by: Allie at August 03, 2022 01:34 PM (UnA8+)

89 The Witcher sucks.

It does. But less than much of the other offerings out there. And somehow Cavill remains likeable despite the suckitude.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at August 03, 2022 01:34 PM (ppBhU)

90 Redhead support pic:

https://tinyurl.com/4zke3uku



Is that a choke chain?

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at August 03, 2022 01:34 PM (yQpMk)

91 42 If she were holding a nice cake, she'd be famous, real redhead or not.

Posted by: Erik In Texas at August 03, 2022 01:34 PM (X6512)

92 oh sweet mother of God ...

DC is a hot mess

this week will be the official Gaiman-sanctioned Shitting on Sandman

I'm so there for it

Posted by: BlackOrchid at August 03, 2022 01:34 PM (w0NJk)

93 Probably lucky they didn't make them *trans*"women" of color.

The most retarded thing about this is how they're so sure that it's Stunning and Brave and Groundbreaking, even the hundredth time they do it.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 03, 2022 01:34 PM (bW8dp)

94 The chick playing Batgirl was hot, tho
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at August 03, 2022 01:33 PM

Really? Meh.

Posted by: Minnfidel at August 03, 2022 01:34 PM (532WG)

95 Redhead support pic:
https://tinyurl.com/4zke3uku
Although I suspect she is not a real redhead.
Posted by: Aetius451AD

who is this person, I need to report them to someone

Posted by: ace at August 03, 2022 01:34 PM (B3oWe)

96 Well the latest Batman made Jim Gordon black so...

Posted by: steevy at August 03, 2022 01:35 PM (NMHe5)

97 This is the Purge Quarter. Zaslav is trying to clean up the inevitable mess of the dubious merger between two companies that have more over-lap and redundancy than "synergies." This is classic conduct in the quarter or so following a merger: shitcan every possible thing you can. Don't think too much about it; just throw everything in the trash.

You get the tax write-offs, you get to unload dead weight, and you get to blame all of it on the former companies and management who were not nearly as wise as you.

This happens so often there's a name for it: The "Purge Quarter."

Posted by: Elric Blade at August 03, 2022 01:35 PM (iFTx/)

98
The Monkeypox is such a danger to the kiddos that this coming school year will require radically new/more safety modifications:

https://tinyurl.com/42bafyjs

Dr. Ding's timeline offers all the ways that monkeypox can spread, other than the obvious.
Posted by: kallisto at August 03, 2022 01:32 PM (dCxaZ)



There are less than 6,000 cases in the US.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at August 03, 2022 01:35 PM (Zz0t1)

99 Warner Bros. has reportedly been weighing how to handle Miller's upcoming movie given their recent behavior--but it certainly hasn't pulled the plug on the project.
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Dear journalists,

Please quit with the unclear virtue-signaling language. If you absolutely must avoid the use of proper pronouns, replace it with the name. "Warner Bros. has reportedly been weighing how to handle Miller's upcoming movie given their recent behavior" is clear as mud. It's the plural, which would imply Warner Bros. itself, and it is only through wider context about Miller than I know this is about *him* and not the company, in addition to the subsequent use of "it" to refer to the company itself - if, of course, my assumption about the use of "their" was correct.

Disambiguate your damned language. Next time, go with, "Warner Bros. has reportedly been weighing how to handle Miller's upcoming movie given Miller's recent behavior"

Sincerely,
Literate people everywhere

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 03, 2022 01:35 PM (WWh8n)

100 83 Dr Strange 2: the one where he's the sidekick made $954,805,609 worldwide, according to Box Office Mojo. IT cost around $250 million to make, including reshoots, so it would have to make over 500 million to "break even". That means it made pretty good money for Marvel despite being a pretty bad movie that most people have panned.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 03, 2022 01:33 PM (Ivdso)

=========

Theaters make some of those ticket sales as well.

So it's not $500 million that's the break even point, it's about $750 million.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 03, 2022 01:35 PM (LvTSG)

101 BTW... for those keeping track, and even those who aren't, it is now

2SLGBTIA+

It really is. I mean that's funnier than anything the Babylon Bee could ever do. The truly hilarious part is it won't end.

Posted by: ... at August 03, 2022 01:35 PM (Ab1JM)

102
watched The Wrath of Man with Stratham

It was fun, a remake of a French one

Posted by: Yo! Ultra MAGA at August 03, 2022 01:35 PM (9WXVU)

103 The trailer is something like 90% women crying about something. They never mention that Black Panther is dead.

The trailer looked awful and cloying, no interest whatsoever in seeing that. Shazam 2 and Black Adam look intriguing, and they got the visual sense of Sandman just right, even if the writing is probably terrible.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 03, 2022 01:36 PM (Ivdso)

104 I'm waiting for the woke remake of EX-Men, with more trannies.

Vulvarine and Bi-Clops are my two favorite characters.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at August 03, 2022 01:30 PM (+JIgU)

I LOL'd

Posted by: Tex Lovera at August 03, 2022 01:36 PM (wtvvX)

105 Movies I would rather watch than Batgirl:

The Day the Clown Cried, written, directed, and starring Jerry Lewis.

Anything by Spike Lee.

(The joke is, I hate Jerry Lewis and Spike Lee.)

Posted by: Pete in Texas at August 03, 2022 01:36 PM (b8LUX)

106 I need to report them to someone

Posted by: ace at August 03, 2022 01:34 PM (B3oWe)

Lower case ace?

Posted by: Comrade flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur at August 03, 2022 01:36 PM (U3uv2)

107 an Afro-Latinx heroine

Hey, wokies, keep fucking that chicken all the way to 90% Hispanic support for the GOP.

Posted by: Ian S. at August 03, 2022 01:36 PM (ZGrMX)

108 97 This is the Purge Quarter. Zaslav is trying to clean up the inevitable mess of the dubious merger between two companies that have more over-lap and redundancy than "synergies." This is classic conduct in the quarter or so following a merger: shitcan every possible thing you can. Don't think too much about it; just throw everything in the trash.

You get the tax write-offs, you get to unload dead weight, and you get to blame all of it on the former companies and management who were not nearly as wise as you.

This happens so often there's a name for it: The "Purge Quarter."
Posted by: Elric Blade at August 03, 2022 01:35 PM (iFTx/)

Strangely, He's NOT cutting the axe on All Elite Wrestling's television deal.

Posted by: Allie at August 03, 2022 01:36 PM (UnA8+)

109 103 The trailer is something like 90% women crying about something. They never mention that Black Panther is dead.

The trailer looked awful and cloying, no interest whatsoever in seeing that. Shazam 2 and Black Adam look intriguing, and they got the visual sense of Sandman just right, even if the writing is probably terrible.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 03, 2022 01:36 PM (Ivdso)

=========

I've become dismissive of pretty much the entire genre. I simply do not care about the latest episode of glorified, expensive television in either universe.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 03, 2022 01:36 PM (LvTSG)

110 The plan goes like this: In the Flash movie, due to time-travel and multiverse-crossing nonsense, the Michael Keaton Batman enters the Justice League Universe and gets to share screen time with the Ben Affleck Batman. But the Ben Affleck Batman dies, making the older, retired Michael Keaton Batman the official, and only, Batman of the Justice League universe.


Couldn't they just make it the Social Justice League?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at August 03, 2022 01:37 PM (+JIgU)

111 "Cost Between $70 and $100 Million"

So, $30 mil. unaccounted for? Sounds about right.

Posted by: BignJames at August 03, 2022 01:37 PM (AwYPR)

112 David Zaslav, CEO of Discovery Warner, had fired female CEO Ann Sarnov and had replaced her not with a White Man but with... nobody. He just fired her, and replaced her with no one, deciding that what she had been doing simply did not need to be done by anyone.

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What would you say you do here?

- The Bobs

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now Is the Summer of Our Discontent n at August 03, 2022 01:37 PM (FVME7)

113 Read the content

*moves David Zaslav to "CEOs I like" list*

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at August 03, 2022 01:37 PM (gbzeC)

114 I think that Cavill is one of those actors with only one look. Even when he is Superman he is still Charles Brandon.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at August 03, 2022 01:37 PM (yQpMk)

115 I've become dismissive of pretty much the entire genre. I simply do not care about the latest episode of glorified, expensive television in either universe.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 03, 2022 01:36 PM (LvTSG)
++++
But if you miss out on the latest $20-per-ticket episode of The Marvel Show, what will you talk about around the water cooler?!

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 03, 2022 01:37 PM (WWh8n)

116 So this is The Day the Clown Cried for the modern era.

Posted by: Jim Rose at August 03, 2022 01:37 PM (VFl7m)

117 watched The Wrath of Man with Stratham

It was fun, a remake of a French one
Posted by: Yo! Ultra MAGA at August 03, 2022 01:35 PM (9WXVU)
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Good, but, boy, was it dark.

The score was relentlessly ominous, too.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at August 03, 2022 01:37 PM (aaGzp)

118 DC deserves everything it's getting in this post and the comments. But there's a deeper problem here: Batgirl is an inherently inferior knock-off product. Yes, the movie sucks. But it was always going to suck. It was destined to suck. In an alternate universe where the DC films are glorious and wonderful, Batgirl still sucks there too.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at August 03, 2022 01:37 PM (ppBhU)

119 97% of movies are shit. How incredibly bad does a movie have to be to get this treatment?

R.I.P.D. got released. Ghost Rider got released. Mr and Mrs Smith got released. Ender's Game got released. Kingdom of Heaven got released.

These are all movies that cost about the same as Batgirl, and they're all awful.

Posted by: bonhomme at August 03, 2022 01:37 PM (eyxn4)

120 Is that a choke chain?
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at August 03, 2022 01:34 PM (yQpMk)

LOL! I did not even notice, but I think you are right.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at August 03, 2022 01:38 PM (dNqv+)

121 That means it won't hit theaters or the streaming service HBO Max. Fans will not see it.
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What fans? If we're going by the CW's "Batgirl" series, there are essentially no fans.
Posted by: Joe Mannix

Adam West Batman was 120 episodes from 1966 - 1968.

Bat Gurl was in 26 of them.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 03, 2022 01:38 PM (M4uPp)

122 good grief, I look at the pic from Batgirl and all I can wonder is, "Is there a face somewhere around those lips?"

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(5pTK/) at August 03, 2022 01:38 PM (5pTK/)

123 Hmm ... I'm detecting just a little annoyance within Ace's comments directed toward Decision Desk.

I admit, I was grinding my teeth last night every time I saw someone say "I'm getting my results from the Decision Desk" last night.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at August 03, 2022 01:38 PM (5p7BC)

124 No worries, we'll make it look profitable while owing no taxes.

Posted by: Hollywood Accountants at August 03, 2022 01:38 PM (jTmQV)

125 Wait, feminists are going to run to strong empowerment fantasy films?!? Uh...can we change some marketing to maybe fool them?

Posted by: Birds of Prey at August 03, 2022 01:38 PM (jQQct)

126 I was looking forward to a Batgirl movie, I wanted to see what the 2022 actress version is of the charming, sexy, wonderful Yvonne Craig once was. I understand that tastes change, but what a disappointment today's version is. She is not trigglypuff, thankfully, but the anger in her face is off-putting and is no comparison to Yvonne. Plus Yvonne had those elegant limber high leg kicks, I suspect that element was also missing from the scrapped film.

Posted by: Chuck Martel at August 03, 2022 01:38 PM (fs1hN)

127 The only way I'd watch any of this dreck. ALL the superman, batman, wonder woman, spiderman, etc. etc. etc. every cast member from every movie and remake was in it. And they were all hit with a nuclear bomb and nothing would ever be remade.

Posted by: Minnfidel at August 03, 2022 01:38 PM (532WG)

128 Whoopi says that people can't afford food or gas because of student debt.

"You talk about 'people can’t get gas, they can't buy food, they can't put their children through any kind of college' — that’s because they’re paying off these freaking student debts!"

.. most people can get gas from a can of beans

Posted by: SMOD at August 03, 2022 01:39 PM (RHGPo)

129 You know who wouldn't have screwed this up that much?

Joss Whedon.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 03, 2022 01:39 PM (LvTSG)

130 When the boss looks at a movie and the people who made it and says, "I'd rather lose the hundred million bucks I've already spent than shovel another hundred million into the cesspit your represent," well, that's not a great sign for you.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 03, 2022 01:39 PM (WWh8n)

131 2SLGBTIA+

It really is. I mean that's funnier than anything the Babylon Bee could ever do. The truly hilarious part is it won't end.
Posted by: ... at August 03, 2022 01:35 PM (Ab1JM)


What the hell is the 2S part now? I thought the + covered everything already.

Posted by: Jordan61 at August 03, 2022 01:39 PM (DRSnL)

132 I simply do not care about the latest episode of glorified, expensive television in either universe.

I haven't gone to see a superhero movie since, um... Iron man 3. And it sucked despite Shane Black writing.

I might see one or more of them on streaming, maybe but I doubt it because they only show up on Disney+ these days and I won't pay for that crap.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 03, 2022 01:39 PM (Ivdso)

133 I'm not much into comic book heroes.. I'd say the only one I like is Antman

Posted by: It's me donna at August 03, 2022 01:39 PM (bs+z0)

134 When I see all of this "creative destruction," I'm reminded of the scene from Fight Club where Cornelius goes beast mode on Jared Leto and Tyler Durden asks Cornelius, where'd you go psycho and Cornelius responds, "I just wanted to destroy something beautiful."

All of these people are Cornelius.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at August 03, 2022 01:39 PM (O7MKG)

135 I admit, I was grinding my teeth last night every time I saw someone say "I'm getting my results from the Decision Desk" last night.
Posted by: Dave in Fla at August 03, 2022 01:38 PM (5p7BC)

Inertia man. Don't take it personally.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at August 03, 2022 01:39 PM (dNqv+)

136 FDA emails show pressure to approve boosters while some doctors didn't see the need for Americans to get additional shots, especially since much of the globe hadn't yet received the first two.

https://tinyurl.com/4rjkyypw

Irony alert: the least-jabbed nations are those who are not currently experiencing wave after wave of the coof.

Posted by: kallisto at August 03, 2022 01:39 PM (dCxaZ)

137 Redhead support pic:
https://tinyurl.com/4zke3uku
Although I suspect she is not a real redhead.

That is some hungry cleavage, devouring all who approach it

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at August 03, 2022 01:39 PM (XvPQV)

138 @7 Do these things still make money overall? I'm not in the least into this stuff, but the only good things I've heard about comic movies lately had to do with Gal Godot in the Wonder Woman movies.

----

The first Wonder Woman movie did well. The sequel, however, was not well received. Aquaman and Shazam were both popular, and are getting sequels.

That's pretty much it for DC successes.

Marvel's been slipping lately in audience returns.

Sony did well -again - with their last Spiderman movie. I've heard the Venom sequel was well-received. But Morbius bombed. And then it got rereleased to bomb again.

Posted by: junior at August 03, 2022 01:39 PM (JcWDp)

139 These are all movies that cost about the same as Batgirl, and they're all awful.
Posted by: bonhomme

But it doesn't have the potential to damage a larger brand.

Batman is DC's most valuable property.

Posted by: Hylian at August 03, 2022 01:39 PM (YsTC1)

140 an Afro-Latinx heroine
.........

A fried chicken breakfast taco?

Posted by: wth at August 03, 2022 01:39 PM (v0R5T)

141
What the hell is the 2S part now? I thought the + covered everything already.
Posted by: Jordan61 at August 03, 2022 01:39 PM (DRSnL)



2 spirit felt left out.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at August 03, 2022 01:39 PM (Zz0t1)

142 129 You know who wouldn't have screwed this up that much?

Joss Whedon.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 03, 2022 01:39 PM (LvTSG)

Point of order!

Justice League

Posted by: Aetius451AD at August 03, 2022 01:39 PM (dNqv+)

143 btw, first movie I recall seeing Henry Cavill in was that awful "Hellraiser: Hellworld" movie.

I bring it up because since Cavill gets oral decadence in that movie, this answers the question that Supes can be orally serviced without killing a woman...as long as said woman is a drug-induced hallucination.

Posted by: Thrawn at August 03, 2022 01:40 PM (Rl7KJ)

144 And in other show biz news . . .

Star Wars Actress Describes New Series "Andor" As “Great, Scurrilous Take On The Trumpian World,” Says Showrunner Created “A Whole New Morality”

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I guess they detected a slight heart beat in Star Wars so decided to smother it with a pillow. Euthanasia, really.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now Is the Summer of Our Discontent n at August 03, 2022 01:40 PM (FVME7)

145 142 Point of order!

Justice League
Posted by: Aetius451AD at August 03, 2022 01:39 PM (dNqv+)

==========

Did not screw it up as much as Batgirl apparently does.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 03, 2022 01:40 PM (LvTSG)

146 Forgot to show it to the woke audience?

Posted by: Skip's phone at August 03, 2022 01:40 PM (bUizJ)

147 I'm currently watching the keynote at an educational conference. The presenter showed a clip from Game of Thrones. Now everyone in the chat is discussing GoT and not paying attention to the speaker. It's hilarious.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at August 03, 2022 01:40 PM (K5n5d)

148 I'm reminded of the "Girls Get It Done" arc in season 2 of The Boys.

Posted by: ptschett at August 03, 2022 01:40 PM (32eGV)

149 R.I.P.D. got released. Ghost Rider got released. Mr and Mrs Smith got released. Ender's Game got released. Kingdom of Heaven got released.

...I liked Mr and Mrs Smith

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 03, 2022 01:40 PM (Ivdso)

150 I cannot remember ever banging a redhead. Now I won't be able to sleep tonight.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at August 03, 2022 01:40 PM (QSjkU)

151 I sense a certain lac
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 03, 2022 01:25 PM (Ivdso)


THIS IS FUNNY BECAUSE LAC IS A RED COLORED PAINT AND DYE

Posted by: BEN ROTHENSOMETHINGOROTHER at August 03, 2022 01:40 PM (xhaym)

152 The modern crop of idiots, whether they're SJWs or not, don't really understand or care about the source material.

Batgirl, and especially Robin, were always intended to be sidekicks to Batman. Making them the central point of a movie much less the starring role is dumb.

That's because when you're fighting criminals, you need a big hulking guy who's trained for years in hand-to-hand combat. Robin was always intended to be a self-insert for the young readers to relate to. I mean come on...how much help is the average 10 year old in a fight?

Batgirl was added later in a reaction to charges of homosexuality by some idiot who wrote a book no one remembers. Later comics managed to fit her into canon fairly well despite the lunacy of a hot 110 lb woman going up against bad guys just because she has a utility belt and a batarang.

Posted by: Azathoth at August 03, 2022 01:40 PM (wb1YC)

153 > Redhead support pic

WOW! That's a stunningly gorgeous woman.

Posted by: bonhomme at August 03, 2022 01:40 PM (eyxn4)

154 Here's a real question I wish leftists/feminists would answer:

---how is it "empowering" to take a beloved character and change the character into a woman? How is that feminist?

Isn't that just riding the coat-tails of a man to try and get popularity for a woman a la Hillary Clinton?? (As an aside, I could never understand how feminists thought Hillary was a hero, considering that her success was entirely based on her husband - her Rose law firm success was b/c of Bill's political career - her political success was b/c of Bill's political career and the political machine he built - how is that a "strong, powerful" woman?)

Isn't it far more "empowering" to create an entirely new female character that is popular?

Isn't gender-switching just telling girls that the only way they can succeed is to steal stuff from successful boys?

Posted by: Mehive at August 03, 2022 01:40 PM (ky+MF)

155 "I've become dismissive of pretty much the entire genre."

Hear, hear!

Posted by: Keep gp Out Yo MF'n Mouf at August 03, 2022 01:40 PM (qpX6U)

156 I admit, I was grinding my teeth last night every time I saw someone say "I'm getting my results from the Decision Desk" last night.

A lot of more recent Morons don't understand that Decision Desk is quadrant forbidden. Ace is doing his part to educate them.

Posted by: Ian S. at August 03, 2022 01:40 PM (ZGrMX)

157
I just started a new series called Wire In The Blood, it's an older brit production. So far, so good.

Also, just watched the first series of "Jack Irish," the australian tv series from a few years back.

I don't watch none of the new shit except shit like The Terminalist and The Old Man and Reacher, which are just Okay.

Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at August 03, 2022 01:41 PM (xWhqL)

158 100 83 Dr Strange 2: the one where he's the sidekick made $954,805,609 worldwide, according to Box Office Mojo. IT cost around $250 million to make, including reshoots, so it would have to make over 500 million to "break even". That means it made pretty good money for Marvel despite being a pretty bad movie that most people have panned.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 03, 2022 01:33 PM (Ivdso)

=========

Theaters make some of those ticket sales as well.

So it's not $500 million that's the break even point, it's about $750 million.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 03, 2022 01:35 PM (LvTSG)
_____________________

Maybe, but as I said it made a ton of money despite being nauseatingly woke and pretty crappy overall. (Although I did like the first hour, and the battle with the octopus was good.) My main point was that we say "go woke, go broke" but that's mostly wishcasting and not reality. I would add the last Spider-Man to the list as well.

Posted by: Elric Blade at August 03, 2022 01:41 PM (iFTx/)

159 That is some hungry cleavage, devouring all who approach it

It's rare to see cleavage with an event horizon.

Posted by: Archimedes at August 03, 2022 01:41 PM (/NCI4)

160 There's been gossip that Kevin Feige will leave Disney + ghetto and go to DC to make movies with James Gunn.

Just gossip but who knows.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at August 03, 2022 01:41 PM (XvPQV)

161 I admit, I was grinding my teeth last night every time I saw someone say "I'm getting my results from the Decision Desk" last night.

Ace should livecast his own decision desk, which should be Dave in Fla in a refrigerator box under an underpass periodically yelling out results at bewildered motorists.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at August 03, 2022 01:41 PM (ppBhU)

162 I'm not much into comic book heroes.. I'd say the only one I like is Antman
Posted by: It's me donna at August 03, 2022 01:39 PM (bs+z0)
........

I kinda liked Dork Brandon, but he didn't last long.

Posted by: wth at August 03, 2022 01:42 PM (v0R5T)

163 Give Marvel credit. They at least waited until their "universe" was very popular before doing the politically correct garbage. Then you can get away with foisting some turds on people.
But right out of the gates? Come on, Lefties. Don't you want to destroy a successful franchise? Anyone can destroy an unsuccessful one.

Posted by: Wally at August 03, 2022 01:42 PM (H4YDz)

164 Did not screw it up as much as Batgirl apparently does.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 03, 2022 01:40 PM (LvTSG)

Yeah, but the trainwreck he set in motion with his personal actions kind of goes beyond even the movie.

Too bad, he COULD do some great stuff. He's just a gigantic asshole.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at August 03, 2022 01:42 PM (dNqv+)

165 150 I cannot remember ever banging a redhead. Now I won't be able to sleep tonight.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at August 03, 2022 01:40 PM (QSjkU)


Let me check my bf's schedule, he may be available one night this week.

Posted by: kallisto at August 03, 2022 01:42 PM (dCxaZ)

166 By the way there ARE black superheros who have interesting back stories like...Cyborg.

There is no need to blackwash existing heroes.

Posted by: 18-1 at August 03, 2022 01:29 PM (ESjRY)

I'd be happy if they could just manage to not make crap. But yeah, when you have to destroy something to give a place for a black or brown person, your message is destruction, not creation of a great role/character involving a black or brown person that audiences can really enjoy and/or relate to on their and the story's own creativity and merits.

It's a giant fail fest all around.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur at August 03, 2022 01:42 PM (U3uv2)

167 I'd say the only one I like is Antman

Antman was one of the few that felt most like a comic book, rather than an action movie with special abilities and a sort-of-not-really costume.

The second one was bad but the first was a neat little movie.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 03, 2022 01:42 PM (Ivdso)

168 154 Isn't it far more "empowering" to create an entirely new female character that is popular?

Isn't gender-switching just telling girls that the only way they can succeed is to steal stuff from successful boys?
Posted by: Mehive at August 03, 2022 01:40 PM (ky+MF)

Because it's not about wanting their own thing.

It's about taking YOUR thing away from you, so YOU don't have it anymore.

Posted by: Allie at August 03, 2022 01:42 PM (UnA8+)

169 Marvel's been slipping lately in audience returns.

Sony did well -again - with their last Spiderman movie. I've heard the Venom sequel was well-received. But Morbius bombed. And then it got rereleased to bomb again.

Posted by: junior at August 03, 2022 01:39 PM (JcWDp)

Not to mention the 4th reboot of Fantastic Four. Word is MU is doing Secret Wars also. Kang the Conquerer and possibly the Beyonder. Stop killing my childhood Disney.

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at August 03, 2022 01:42 PM (OgrpQ)

170 Isn't that just riding the coat-tails of a man to try and get popularity for a woman a la Hillary Clinton?? (As an aside, I could never understand how feminists thought Hillary was a hero, considering that her success was entirely based on her husband - her Rose law firm success was b/c of Bill's political career - her political success was b/c of Bill's political career and the political machine he built - how is that a "strong, powerful" woman?)

As always with leftists, look at what they do, not what they say. The answer is that, yes, they think riding the coattails of a man is awesome and girlboss. Hillary, Kamala, the list keeps growing.

Posted by: Ian S. at August 03, 2022 01:42 PM (ZGrMX)

171 I made the point recently: Comic book films aren't that good. They are OK action films with characters we have recognize and have nostalgia for that are in many cases older than our grand parents. We are interested in watching them for nostalgia reasons alone, even if we rarely picked up comics as kids, we still had Superman movies, Superfriends cartoon series, Batman, Superman and Justice League (JLU) animated series. And so we can get nostalgic and even share these characters that were a part of our childhood with our kids and form a common cultural bond.

None of that sh!t works if you make the characters completely unidentifiable from their historic (yes historic at this point) depictions or make the movies into woke crap that has me explaining why Superman's support of X or Y stupid woke agenda item is political crap put into the movie by it's arrogant writers, and Superman isn't *REALLY* like that.

I won't watch woke crap for nostalgia reasons because it kills the nostalgia.

Posted by: mikethemoose at August 03, 2022 01:43 PM (T/vhV)

172 NTs are really butthurt over Meijer

NTs need to learn to get with the team or get out

don't care how they are ousted

if a dim takes the seat, so be it

tired of these NT GOP posers being used by the dims as "bipartisan" cover

Meijer is just a whiff away from being the next Liz

Posted by: REDACTED at August 03, 2022 01:43 PM (us2H3)

173 You know who wouldn't have screwed this up that much?

Joss Whedon.


Hey you want hot girls in miniskirts kicking people (and getting it on with me on the casting couch), I'm your man!

Posted by: Joss Whedon at August 03, 2022 01:43 PM (ESjRY)

174 Irony alert: the least-jabbed nations are those who are not currently experiencing wave after wave of the coof.
Posted by: kallisto at August 03, 2022 01:39 PM (dCxaZ)

#coofthrutheroof

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at August 03, 2022 01:43 PM (BgMrQ)

175 >>>She's really a pretty actress with a nice body and they put her in this hideous padded thing.

>You could put Michelle Obama in that padded thing and she could be Battranny. Batsquatch?

Posted by: Dr. Bone at August 03, 2022 01:43 PM (WHt4f)

176 155 "I've become dismissive of pretty much the entire genre."

Hear, hear!
Posted by: Keep gp Out Yo MF'n Mouf at August 03, 2022 01:40 PM (qpX6U)

Samaritan looks interesting. Only one trailer, but it looks like an interesting idea. I have not read that comic.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at August 03, 2022 01:43 PM (dNqv+)

177 158 Maybe, but as I said it made a ton of money despite being nauseatingly woke and pretty crappy overall. (Although I did like the first hour, and the battle with the octopus was good.) My main point was that we say "go woke, go broke" but that's mostly wishcasting and not reality. I would add the last Spider-Man to the list as well.
Posted by: Elric Blade at August 03, 2022 01:41 PM (iFTx/)

=========

The MCU brand was built up very strongly over a decade. It takes more than Captain Marvel punching a dude because he told her to smile to tear that down.

It's not an overnight thing, but none of these movies (Spidey-excepted) are making the right kinds of money anymore. They're profitable (except Eternals which probably cost Disney a couple hundred million), but not the same kind as profitable. If things continue, they're going to be barely scraping even soon.

What's obvious is that it's the heroes introduced before Endgame that are driving sales. The ones after are less enticing for audiences. Plus, over-saturation with all the Disney+ shows.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 03, 2022 01:43 PM (LvTSG)

178
Meanwhile, "Rippaverse" is still succeeding.

Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at August 03, 2022 01:43 PM (xWhqL)

179 Whoopi says that people can't afford food or gas because of student debt.

"You talk about 'people can’t get gas, they can't buy food, they can't put their children through any kind of college' — that’s because they’re paying off these freaking student debts!"

.. I have a real problem with Mz Goldberg’s nonsense.
It seems that the federal government has suspended payments for the last two years, so nobody HAS TO PAY their debt right now. Supposedly, payments must resume in October, so until then … a better argument is required.

Posted by: SMOD at August 03, 2022 01:43 PM (RHGPo)

180 Ace should livecast his own decision desk, which should be Dave in Fla in a refrigerator box under an underpass periodically yelling out results at bewildered motorists.
Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at August 03, 2022 01:41 PM (ppBhU)


Get your own underpass! We were here first!

Posted by: Dan Rather and Keith Olbermann at August 03, 2022 01:43 PM (H4YDz)

181 A lot of more recent Morons don't understand that Decision Desk is quadrant forbidden. Ace is doing his part to educate them.

Noobies, another word to the wise when discussing male sport jackets: don't.

Posted by: Archimedes at August 03, 2022 01:43 PM (/NCI4)

182 Welp.....Looks like Critical Drinker will have one to add to his list.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at August 03, 2022 01:43 PM (Zz0t1)

183 I just started a new series called Wire In The Blood, it's an older brit production. So far, so good.

Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at August 03, 2022 01:41 PM (xWhqL)


I watched that way back when. I liked it.

Posted by: Jordan61 at August 03, 2022 01:43 PM (DRSnL)

184 I get paid over $85 per hour working from home with 2 kids at home. I never thought I'd be able to do it but my best friend earns over 10k a month doing this and she convinced me to try. The potential with this is endless.
Here's what I've been doing... http://www.salarycash1.com

Posted by: Sarah at August 03, 2022 01:43 PM (PY3/O)

185
The concept of Batgirl has always kind of eluded me. I mean, I get the whole hawt gal with a rocking' bod in a skin-tight suit dealio,but -

Batman's whole raison d'etre is to throw criminals in jail after beating the holy hell outta them,

which ain't happening with a 92-115 lb gal.

Supergirl and Wonder Woman have "super" powers, Batgirl? Sadly, no.

Posted by: naturalfake at August 03, 2022 01:43 PM (5NkmN)

186 >>> 168 154 Isn't it far more "empowering" to create an entirely new female character that is popular?

Isn't gender-switching just telling girls that the only way they can succeed is to steal stuff from successful boys?
Posted by: Mehive at August 03, 2022 01:40 PM (ky+MF)

Because it's not about wanting their own thing.

It's about taking YOUR thing away from you, so YOU don't have it anymore.
Posted by: Allie at August 03, 2022 01:42 PM (UnA8+)

*ding ding ding*

"You will eat bugs, you will live in a pod, you will own nothing and be happy"

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at August 03, 2022 01:44 PM (llON8)

187 I cannot remember ever banging a redhead. Now I won't be able to sleep tonight.

Posted by: Xipe Totec

Let me check my bf's schedule, he may be available one night this week.
Posted by: kallisto

OMG! Shots fired! Shots fired!

Posted by: rickb223 at August 03, 2022 01:44 PM (M4uPp)

188 Because it's not about wanting their own thing.

It's about taking YOUR thing away from you, so YOU don't have it anymore.
Posted by: Allie at August 03, 2022 01:42 PM (UnA8+)

This.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at August 03, 2022 01:44 PM (dNqv+)

189 Henry Caville was the 15yo who gets the great toast in Count of Monte Cristo.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at August 03, 2022 01:44 PM (44ww/)

190 I do not doubt a single word in this post.

Ace knows shelving.

Posted by: 496 at August 03, 2022 01:44 PM (VJsqe)

191
One of the state’s largest conventions is threatening to pull out of Indianapolis over the abortion ban bill. The president of Gen Con says the convention supports a woman’s right to choose and that what’s happening at the Statehouse could threaten Gen Con’s relationship with Indiana.

“We released a statement to our community affirming our stance that reproductive rights are human rights and that we support a woman’s right to choose,” said David Hoppe, at a press conference Wednesday morning outside the Indiana Convention Center.

If you plan to attend you will also be required to wear a mask and be vaccinated against COVID-19, a decision Hoppe said was made in January. Gen Con is an outlier in Indianapolis in that regard, with many conventions successfully and safely having held events in the city. When asked, Hoppe said the decision was based on what the people who attend Gen Con would want, need and support and not on what Comic Con and other conventions have done.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 03, 2022 01:44 PM (63Dwl)

192 The movie will be re-released next year with a new cast, they'll title it FATGIRL.

Posted by: Maj. Healey at August 03, 2022 01:44 PM (m7R0k)

193 Candidate for Biggest Junta Lie of the Year:

Minutes ago Karine J-P told reporters, "The President wants to see oil supply meet oil demand."

Posted by: Gref at August 03, 2022 01:44 PM (AMIL/)

194 Posted by: kallisto at August 03, 2022 01:42 PM (dCxaZ)
Prefer Karen Gillan, if you can swing that.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at August 03, 2022 01:44 PM (QSjkU)

195 Whoopi says that people can't afford food or gas because of student debt.

Fifteen percent of the population of the United States has student debt.
Median student debt is less than 20K.

The number of people who went 200K into debt to get their gender studies/film studies degree at NYU is minuscule.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at August 03, 2022 01:44 PM (I2/tG)

196 OT/ So the SOS in AZ is holding back the ballots in Mariposa County ? Is that true ?

Posted by: It's me donna at August 03, 2022 01:44 PM (bs+z0)

197 You know who wouldn't have screwed this up that much?

Joss Whedon.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 03, 2022 01:39 PM (LvTSG)

Point of order!

Justice League
Posted by: Aetius451AD at August 03, 2022 01:39 PM (dNqv+)

A: Fuck Joss Whedon with a rusty chainsaw
B: Justice League is not his fault. He was brought in at the literal last minute to try to save that shit sandwich. He still managed to make Superman likable, which Zach Snyder failed to do. Three Times.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at August 03, 2022 01:44 PM (XvPQV)

198 Stop killing my childhood Disney.

They're doing an entire Star Wars series about how Trump is bad. Between that and their animation going to shit since they defenestrated John Lassiter Disney is done.

Posted by: Ian S. at August 03, 2022 01:45 PM (ZGrMX)

199
Meijer is a billionaire who peddles chinese junk, same as justin amash.

Meijer stores are Shite and Piss.

Menards > Meijer

Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at August 03, 2022 01:45 PM (xWhqL)

200 Superhero movies are a CGI delivery system, and I am fine with that.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at August 03, 2022 01:45 PM (yQpMk)

201 189 Henry Caville was the 15yo who gets the great toast in Count of Monte Cristo.
Posted by: BourbonChicken at August 03, 2022 01:44 PM (44ww/)

Yes. Another underappreciated movie. Love that one. Some broad acting, but a not horrible version of the story.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at August 03, 2022 01:45 PM (dNqv+)

202 Here's what I've been doing... http://www.salarycash1.com

Posted by: Sarah at August 03, 2022 01:43 PM (PY3/O)


Does your husband know about this ?

Posted by: You Really Don't Want to Know at August 03, 2022 01:45 PM (5Qjf9)

203
Minutes ago Karine J-P told reporters, "The President wants to see oil supply meet oil demand."
Posted by: Gref at August 03, 2022 01:44 PM (AMIL/)



Lies. They all lie incessantly.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at August 03, 2022 01:45 PM (Zz0t1)

204 201 189 Henry Caville was the 15yo who gets the great toast in Count of Monte Cristo.
Posted by: BourbonChicken at August 03, 2022 01:44 PM (44ww/)

Yes. Another underappreciated movie. Love that one. Some broad acting, but a not horrible version of the story.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at August 03, 2022 01:45 PM (dNqv+)

=========

He was the pompous jerk in Stardust. I love Stardust.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 03, 2022 01:45 PM (LvTSG)

205 Isn't gender-switching just telling girls that the only way they can succeed is to steal stuff from successful boys?
Posted by: Mehive at August 03, 2022 01:40 PM (ky+MF)
_________

Isn't stealing stuff from the successful always the only way to succeed????
-Socialists everywhere

Posted by: Chuck Martel at August 03, 2022 01:45 PM (fs1hN)

206 Batman is in the bathhouse. I study bathhouses and I've seen Batman there. While I study monkey pox which we're all going to catch unless we get vaccinated. Like with coronavirus.

Posted by: Dr. Fauci at August 03, 2022 01:45 PM (Y274z)

207
Akshually, we have no Menards (or Meijers) here in the northeast.

Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at August 03, 2022 01:46 PM (xWhqL)

208 Samaritan looks interesting.

Yeah its intriguing, and Sly has a knack of turning movies good even if they aren't great movies if that makes any sense.

It's about taking YOUR thing away from you, so YOU don't have it anymore.

Exactimundo.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 03, 2022 01:46 PM (Ivdso)

209 193 Candidate for Biggest Junta Lie of the Year:

Minutes ago Karine J-P told reporters, "The President wants to see oil supply meet oil demand."
Posted by: Gref at August 03, 2022 01:44 PM (AMIL/)

This is actually true. He wants to tank demand for oil.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at August 03, 2022 01:46 PM (dNqv+)

210 Shockingly, the new Predator movie, "Prey" AKA "Mary Sioux Goes Hunting" may not be the worst movie in the Predator franchise:

https://youtu.be/Ix19MPbJmIA

Posted by: Sharkman at August 03, 2022 01:46 PM (kaQXB)

211 I cannot remember ever banging a redhead. Now I won't be able to sleep tonight.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at August 03, 2022 01:40 PM (QSjkU)

They mostly come at night. Mostly.

Posted by: Newt at August 03, 2022 01:46 PM (U3uv2)

212 Posted by: Xipe Totec at August 03, 2022 01:44 PM (QSjkU)

I don't know her, but after seeing her pics, I can see the attraction.

Posted by: kallisto at August 03, 2022 01:46 PM (dCxaZ)

213 Gen Con's got less than 5 years and it's done.

Posted by: Azathoth at August 03, 2022 01:46 PM (wb1YC)

214 Is it possible it is so bad that it can become a cult classic and be shown at midnight on weekends?
Or is it just plain bad

Posted by: Avi at August 03, 2022 01:46 PM (pBm5k)

215 You know who wouldn't have screwed this up that much?

Joss Whedon.


The first Avengers is still the best MCU movie, and it's because he wrote it like they were the crew from Firefly.

Posted by: Ian S. at August 03, 2022 01:46 PM (ZGrMX)

216 OMG! Shots fired! Shots fired!
Posted by: rickb223 at August 03, 2022 01:44 PM (M4uPp)



Moron down!

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at August 03, 2022 01:46 PM (yQpMk)

217 210 Shockingly, the new Predator movie, "Prey" AKA "Mary Sioux Goes Hunting" may not be the worst movie in the Predator franchise:

https://youtu.be/Ix19MPbJmIA
Posted by: Sharkman at August 03, 2022 01:46 PM (kaQXB)

========

They screened it a few weeks ago at ComicCon, and the reaction was apparently very positive. Doesn't surprise me, the guy's previous film, 10 Cloverfield Lane, is awesome.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 03, 2022 01:47 PM (LvTSG)

218 Scientists have been left baffled after discovering the Earth is spinning faster than normal -- making days shorter than usual.

https://tinyurl.com/2s3vtczc

Posted by: redridinghood at August 03, 2022 01:47 PM (NpAcC)

219 I'd say the only one I like is Antman

Antman was one of the few that felt most like a comic book, rather than an action movie with special abilities and a sort-of-not-really costume.

The second one was bad but the first was a neat little movie.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor


Who was the blue bug superhero? The one that poked fun at superhero movies.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 03, 2022 01:47 PM (M4uPp)

220 Barbara Gordon is a weird choice for a girl power action hero anyway.

Unless they diverge from the comics, she eventually ends up in a wheelchair playing a support role. So an absolute dead end for an action hero vehicle. The team of screenwriters for DC movies have been pretty awful at making original content so not following the published material seems ill-advised too.

Posted by: Sjg at August 03, 2022 01:47 PM (gDSJf)

221 @196

>>OT/ So the SOS in AZ is holding back the ballots in Mariposa County ? Is that true ?

Looks like AZ SOS is trying to take the election corruption crown from the GA SOS.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at August 03, 2022 01:47 PM (O7MKG)

222 Stealing elections is my job.

Posted by: Steele Dossier at August 03, 2022 01:47 PM (Y274z)

223 210 Shockingly, the new Predator movie, "Prey" AKA "Mary Sioux Goes Hunting" may not be the worst movie in the Predator franchise:

https://youtu.be/Ix19MPbJmIA
Posted by: Sharkman at August 03, 2022 01:46 PM (kaQXB)

That is some TOUGH competition.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at August 03, 2022 01:47 PM (dNqv+)

224 >>> 191
==
When asked, Hoppe said the decision was based on what the people who attend Gen Con would want,
==
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 03, 2022 01:44 PM (63Dwl)

He might well be correct but I love how he just *declares* this is what several other people want.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at August 03, 2022 01:47 PM (llON8)

225 Posted by: Sarah at August 03, 2022 01:43 PM (PY3/O)


You DICK!!!!

Posted by: Jeff Spicoli at August 03, 2022 01:47 PM (Zz0t1)

226 But it doesn't have the potential to damage a larger brand.

Batman is DC's most valuable property.


Catwoman didn't kill Batman, and that movie was awful. Maybe Batgirl would bring blowback on Batman.

Posted by: bonhomme at August 03, 2022 01:47 PM (eyxn4)

227 Justice League is not his fault. He was brought in at the literal last minute to try to save that shit sandwich.

Yeah he did the best he could with the crap he was handed. Watch the bot-requested "Snyder Cut" for what they were trying to do and you can get a sense of the misery and soul-grinding emptiness he had to work with.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 03, 2022 01:47 PM (Ivdso)

228 I am so distraught over Bat Girl being canceled. I had to cancel my tattoo appointment. It is a struggle, but I am determined. Hopes and prayers, please.

Posted by: Lost In Space at August 03, 2022 01:47 PM (FF+On)

229 42 Redhead support pic:

https://tinyurl.com/4zke3uku

Although I suspect she is not a real redhead.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at August 03, 2022 01:28 PM (dNqv+)
----
Did you look under the tail?

Posted by: Ciampino -- the cleavage plane looks real at August 03, 2022 01:47 PM (qfLjt)

230 >>>Minutes ago Karine J-P told reporters, "The President wants to see oil supply meet oil demand."
Posted by: Gref

she means that she wants demand to decrease

Posted by: ace at August 03, 2022 01:48 PM (B3oWe)

231 Stop killing my childhood Disney.
Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at August 03, 2022 01:42 PM (OgrpQ)
-

I went out of my way to buy a non-Disney and non-Mattel princess doll for my granddaughter's birthday. It's the least one can do.

Posted by: Biden's Dog at August 03, 2022 01:48 PM (bwQt7)

232 Who was the blue bug superhero? The one that poked fun at superhero movies.
Posted by: rickb223 at August 03, 2022 01:47 PM (M4uPp)

The Tick. Another decentish amazon series that got cancelled.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at August 03, 2022 01:48 PM (dNqv+)

233 Who was the blue bug superhero? The one that poked fun at superhero movies.

The Tick?

Posted by: Archimedes at August 03, 2022 01:48 PM (/NCI4)

234 The concept of Batgirl has always kind of eluded me. I mean, I get the whole hawt gal with a rocking' bod in a skin-tight suit dealio,but -

Batman's whole raison d'etre is to throw criminals in jail after beating the holy hell outta them,

which ain't happening with a 92-115 lb gal.

Supergirl and Wonder Woman have "super" powers, Batgirl? Sadly, no.
Posted by: naturalfake

It was for teenage boys getting to gawk at a sexy pretend chick in a skin tight costume with unreal dimensions. Like looking at lingerie catalog.

There weren't really Batgirl, female fans.

Posted by: Hylian at August 03, 2022 01:48 PM (YsTC1)

235 Maybe the real reason they can't afford gas or food is because they have the same unrealistic expectations that led them to go hugely into debt for a worthless degree.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - move forward at August 03, 2022 01:48 PM (5HBd1)

236 Here's what I've been doing... http://www.salarycash1.com

Posted by: Sarah at August 03, 2022 01:43 PM (PY3/O)


Does your husband cats know about this ?
Posted by: You Really Don't Want to Know at August 03, 2022 01:45 PM


FIFY.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at August 03, 2022 01:48 PM (4p7Em)

237 OMG! Shots fired! Shots fired!

Posted by: rickb223 at August 03, 2022 01:44 PM (M4uPp)


meh

you morons are always on about teh crazy ginger women, the men are really not wrapped all that tight either

Posted by: kallisto at August 03, 2022 01:48 PM (dCxaZ)

238 So what am I? Chopped liver?

Posted by: Captain Pike at August 03, 2022 01:48 PM (Y274z)

239 Who was the blue bug superhero? The one that poked fun at superhero movies.
Posted by: rickb223 at August 03, 2022 01:47 PM (M4uPp)

SPOOOOON!!!!

Posted by: The Tick at August 03, 2022 01:48 PM (PeNw6)

240 189 Henry Caville was the 15yo who gets the great toast in Count of Monte Cristo.
Posted by: BourbonChicken at August 03, 2022 01:44 PM (44ww/)

Holy shit...you're right.

Good looking kid grew up to be good looking guy.

#nohomo

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at August 03, 2022 01:48 PM (BgMrQ)

241 Government needs a Purge Quarter
Maybe a Purge Quarter Decade

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at August 03, 2022 01:49 PM (gbzeC)

242 218 Scientists have been left baffled after discovering the Earth is spinning faster than normal -- making days shorter than usual.

https://tinyurl.com/2s3vtczc


Global warming melting the ice off mountain peaks.

Posted by: You Really Don't Want to Know at August 03, 2022 01:49 PM (5Qjf9)

243
Big CGI fight and a skybeam?

Big CGI fight and a skybeam!!!

Posted by: ... at August 03, 2022 01:49 PM (Ab1JM)

244 I want some Tom Cruise witchcraft crazy.

-
I don't know if this is even true but . . .

Tom Cruise dropped out of a helo onto a mountaintop, apologized to a couple for interrupting their hike, said he liked their dog, then just cliff-jumped into the abyss

https://bit.ly/3zT8gtJ

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now Is the Summer of Our Discontent n at August 03, 2022 01:49 PM (FVME7)

245 I am so distraught over Bat Girl being canceled. I had to cancel my tattoo appointment. It is a struggle, but I am determined. Hopes and prayers, please.

But now that an hour has opened up in your schedule, how will you avoid monkeypox?

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at August 03, 2022 01:49 PM (ppBhU)

246 Who was the blue bug superhero? The one that poked fun at superhero movies.

The Tick?
Posted by: Archimedes


THAT'S the one. Thank you! LOL. I liked that show.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 03, 2022 01:49 PM (M4uPp)

247 Shockingly, the new Predator movie, "Prey" AKA "Mary Sioux Goes Hunting" may not be the worst movie in the Predator franchise


The Predator ( 2018 ) has made that a pretty low bar.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at August 03, 2022 01:49 PM (yQpMk)

248 Bruce Wayne as a bisexual?

Is there a huge, gay, community of comic readers just waiting for this?

Posted by: Seems Legit at August 03, 2022 01:49 PM (9M3Vu)

249 Don't mention Star Trek: Andor. That's a different Andor than Star Wars: Andor.

Posted by: Thing From Pinkskin Mountain, Cryptid Anarchist at August 03, 2022 01:49 PM (bWsS/)

250 I hope all our Kentucky friends are ok!

Posted by: Infidel at August 03, 2022 01:49 PM (mn1Pi)

251 The Tick. Another decentish amazon series that got cancelled.


the first one with Warburton was way way better

at any rate there weren't THAT many books so it should stick to a short run on TV, unless they get the original writer to do more

Posted by: BlackOrchid at August 03, 2022 01:49 PM (w0NJk)

252
she means that she wants demand to decrease
Posted by: ace


Eggzactly.

Ace is getting wiser by the day.

Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at August 03, 2022 01:49 PM (xWhqL)

253 Shockingly, the new Predator movie, "Prey" AKA "Mary Sioux Goes Hunting" may not be the worst movie in the Predator franchise

The premise is intriguing and reasonable; Arnie didn't beat the Predator with superior strength and firepower either. It has the requisite grrrl power dialog in the preview but otherwise didn't look terrible.

I am not sure how honorable and skilled a hunt against stone age people is, but apparently that's where the Predator is going this time

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 03, 2022 01:49 PM (Ivdso)

254 meh

you morons are always on about teh crazy ginger women, the men are really not wrapped all that tight either
Posted by: kallisto at August 03, 2022 01:48 PM (dCxaZ)

They at least take their shirts off. I am tired of movies being aimed at ace and garrett.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at August 03, 2022 01:49 PM (dNqv+)

255 >>> 218 Scientists have been left baffled after discovering the Earth is spinning faster than normal -- making days shorter than usual.

https://tinyurl.com/2s3vtczc
Posted by: redridinghood at August 03, 2022 01:47 PM (NpAcC)

On June 29, the Earth’s full rotation took 1.59 milliseconds less than 24 hours — the shortest day ever recorded

That's 1.59 *thousandths* of a second. OMG we're all gonna die!

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at August 03, 2022 01:49 PM (llON8)

256 184 I get paid over $85 per hour working from home with 2 kids at home. I never thought I'd be able to do it but my best friend earns over 10k a month doing this and she convinced me to try. The potential with this is endless.
Here's what I've been doing... http://www.salarycash1.com

Posted by: Sarah at August 03, 2022 01:43 PM (PY3/O)



Have you tried AllahPundit?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at August 03, 2022 01:49 PM (+JIgU)

257 Scientists have been left baffled after discovering the Earth is spinning faster than normal -- making days shorter than usual.

***

Have they checked Tolkien's grave? It's probably him.

Posted by: Azathoth at August 03, 2022 01:50 PM (wb1YC)

258 the first one with Warburton was way way better

The animated series was even better.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 03, 2022 01:50 PM (Ivdso)

259 >>> 220 Barbara Gordon is a weird choice for a girl power action hero anyway.

Unless they diverge from the comics, she eventually ends up in a wheelchair playing a support role. So an absolute dead end for an action hero vehicle. The team of screenwriters for DC movies have been pretty awful at making original content so not following the published material seems ill-advised too.
Posted by: Sjg at August 03, 2022 01:47 PM (gDSJf)

How dare you!!! During Disability pride Month?!?!?!

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at August 03, 2022 01:50 PM (llON8)

260 The blue bug was The Tick. I was a fan of the comic and the 90s cartoon. It was remade again twice as live action.

I maintain that the jazz band on the soundtrack was what made the show.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at August 03, 2022 01:50 PM (44ww/)

261 Scientists have been left baffled after discovering the Earth is spinning faster than normal -- making days shorter than usual.

https://tinyurl.com/2s3vtczc


Global warming melting the ice off mountain peaks.
Posted by: You Really Don't Want to Know


Illegals moving unchecked from one area to another. Leaves Earf lopsided.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 03, 2022 01:50 PM (M4uPp)

262 OMG! Shots fired! Shots fired!
Posted by: rickb223 at August 03, 2022 01:44 PM (M4uPp)

Moron down!

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at August 03, 2022 01:46 PM (yQpMk)

Fetch me the hot iron and leeches!

Posted by: Comrade flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur at August 03, 2022 01:51 PM (U3uv2)

263
By the way there ARE black superheros who have interesting back stories like...Cyborg.

There is no need to blackwash existing heroes.
Posted by: 18-1


Capital G

https://tinyurl.com/2p8zzz8m

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 03, 2022 01:51 PM (63Dwl)

264 "When Batmanuel gets rejected, he does not get despondent. He mingles."

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 03, 2022 01:51 PM (LvTSG)

265 ... Isn't gender-switching just telling girls that the only way they can succeed is to steal stuff from successful boys?
Posted by: Mehive at August 03, 2022 01:40 PM (ky+MF)
++++
Your terms of understanding are incorrect because you don't understand the systems of oppression. Those male characters were only popular due to male privilege (white privilege) and thus their existence was at the expense of women (people of color) and at the expense of female characters (characters of color) that were *not* written. By undoing the male character (white character) and replacing him with a woman (woman of color), they are bringing about restorative justice, both by destroying the character that existed only because of privilege (thus destroying the manifestation of privilege) and also through reclaiming the colonized space by replacing the character with a new archetype that had been previously oppressed.

The old character existed only because of privilege and so replacing it with a new counter-colonial, counter-oppressive character of the same name is a meaningful realization of justice.

Posted by: Your Kid's Screenwriting Professor at August 03, 2022 01:51 PM (WWh8n)

266 I love when they say things like, "Well, this new version of your favorite cinematic universe that completely undermines what you loved about the universe isn't meant for you."

Nobody watches.

"Hey, where'd all you racist, sexist bigots go? Why aren't you watching?!"

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at August 03, 2022 01:51 PM (KbCG3)

267 I never liked Batman.
He obviously had a crush on Robin. Which is a girl's name. It was weird.

Posted by: torabora at August 03, 2022 01:51 PM (Y274z)

268 Maybe a nation of adult men being seriously hooked on stories designed specifically to entertain kids was a bad idea...?

Or nah bro.

Posted by: ... at August 03, 2022 01:51 PM (Ab1JM)

269 Sarah does butt stuff.

Posted by: Minnfidel at August 03, 2022 01:51 PM (532WG)

270 the Prey trailer looked pretty

I think that will be a good movie

am there for that

and yeah CJT I am still hopeful for the Netflix Sandman... what do I care what they do with Rose Walker? she was always basically annoying. most of the characters are. excited about John Dee casting. very good choice.

Posted by: BlackOrchid at August 03, 2022 01:51 PM (w0NJk)

271 Scientists have been left baffled after discovering the Earth is spinning faster than normal -- making days shorter than usual.

https://tinyurl.com/2s3vtczc
==
This is a good sign. . . what could possibly go wrong?

Posted by: You go through wormhole to the Cthuluverse this is the shit that happens at August 03, 2022 01:51 PM (YNpCG)

272 The Predator ( 2018 ) has made that a pretty low bar.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at August 03, 2022 01:49 PM (yQpMk

Very low and that movie was written by Shane Black. The same Shane Black that wrote Predator and Lethal Weapon.

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at August 03, 2022 01:51 PM (OgrpQ)

273 Pretty funny all these incompetent 'storytellers' are getting their comeuppance.

70M down the drain. At least the crew got paid.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at August 03, 2022 01:51 PM (ufFY8)

274
lol, Mickey Rourke, who looks like a plastic woman, takes a shit on Tom Cruise in a fake interview with the goofball peers morgan.

Rourke says, at one point, he decided to "be a man" and not be like all those other hollywood pussies. lulz.

Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at August 03, 2022 01:51 PM (xWhqL)

275 Say what you will about "Batman and Robin" movie but one thing they did get right was Alicia Silverstone in her Batgirl costume.

Posted by: TheMitch at August 03, 2022 01:51 PM (cDITE)

276 258 the first one with Warburton was way way better

The animated series was even better.


oh god yes

Posted by: BlackOrchid at August 03, 2022 01:52 PM (w0NJk)

277 Can't let Kari Lake win, she's too good looking and happy.

Posted by: wth at August 03, 2022 01:52 PM (v0R5T)

278 Antman was one of the few that felt most like a comic book, rather than an action movie with special abilities and a sort-of-not-really costume.

The second one was bad but the first was a neat little movie.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor

I find Evangeline Lilly easy to look at. And I actually like her.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, there are chickens in my trench at August 03, 2022 01:52 PM (eGTCV)

279 Batgirl worked as a detective/acrobat. She was never a physical powerhouse like Batman or Nightwing.

It's a comic book. You have to suspend disbelief a bit.

As Oracle...she kinda rocked. She knew everyone, had cameras everywhere, she was the stringer puller behind the scenes. You could write a movie with her with real drama and stakes, because she can't physically protect herself.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at August 03, 2022 01:52 PM (XvPQV)

280 30 80 million worth of suck musta been hard to swallow.
Posted by: Xipe Totec

Paging Veep Throat, please pick up the cream-colored courtesy phone

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at August 03, 2022 01:52 PM (h2V1y)

281 The potential with this is endless.
Here's what I've been doing... http://www.salarycash1.com


Yeah yeah yeah. Selling your pee. It's all fun and games until some guy's work tells him he's pregnant after a drug test and he hunts you down.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 03, 2022 01:52 PM (M4uPp)

282 Maybe Batgirl would bring blowback on Batman.
___________

So, Kamala?

Posted by: Chuck Martel at August 03, 2022 01:52 PM (fs1hN)

283 "When Batmanuel gets rejected, he does not get despondent. He mingles."
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 03,

LOL.

Posted by: Minnfidel at August 03, 2022 01:52 PM (532WG)

284 I thought the present theory about the Bat Girl cancellation relates to merger accounting rules. The options were something like releasing a movie of dubious quality (that you'd also have to spend another 10-30 million promoting) and taking most the losses in future quarters or just writing the whole thing right now as a merger related expense.

Posted by: Match Checksout at August 03, 2022 01:52 PM (IK4m/)

285 But now that an hour has opened up in your schedule, how will you avoid monkeypox?

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at August 03, 2022 01:49 PM (ppBhU)


well according to dr. Ding, the only way to avoid the MPX is to never touch anything and only breathe through your ears

Posted by: kallisto at August 03, 2022 01:52 PM (dCxaZ)

286 Sarah earns 10K a month sucking homeless cock under an overpass! Just go to WWW.fuckme.com for details, and pics!

Posted by: Xipe Totec at August 03, 2022 01:53 PM (QSjkU)

287 Very low and that movie was written by Shane Black. The same Shane Black that wrote Predator and Lethal Weapon.
Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at August 03, 2022 01:51 PM (OgrpQ)

He was IN Predator, he did not write it.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at August 03, 2022 01:53 PM (dNqv+)

288
What the hell is the 2S part now? I thought the + covered everything already.
Posted by: Jordan61 at August 03, 2022 01:39 PM (DRSnL)


I suspect it is "two souled" which I do believe means "furry without the suit"

Posted by: Kindltot at August 03, 2022 01:53 PM (xhaym)

289 >>>Is there a huge, gay, community of comic readers just waiting for this?

No it's a bunch of woke snowflakes who can't have *any* popular character be a straight white man. If he's straight, well oops he got killed, his replacement is not white, not straight, not male. Or ooops he went somewhere for a loonnnnnng time and look who's covering for him is not straight etc etc. If they can't get rid of the character by shipping him out or killing him, they say oooops he's actually been Bi the whole time, pulled that with WW too.

Posted by: mikethemoose at August 03, 2022 01:53 PM (T/vhV)

290 restorative justice

FYI - two wrongs, don't make a right

Posted by: justice doesn't need a modifier at August 03, 2022 01:53 PM (AzB5C)

291 Is it so hard to just make a good movie like The Fugitive?

Posted by: SH (Roe Overturned) at August 03, 2022 01:53 PM (sX1BW)

292 I am so distraught over Bat Girl being canceled. I had to cancel my tattoo appointment. It is a struggle, but I am determined. Hopes and prayers, please.

But now that an hour has opened up in your schedule, how will you avoid monkeypox?
Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls

I am proud that I didn't contract the monkey gay butt sex pox today. It is a struggle, but I am determined. Hopes and prayers, please. Plus, N95 underwear.

Posted by: Lost In Space at August 03, 2022 01:53 PM (FF+On)

293 I stand four-square against Ginger-cancelling. Who will take over the midnight to 0500 slot in my hut from Mary Ann?

Posted by: The Professor at August 03, 2022 01:54 PM (a3Q+t)

294 "They think an unspeakable 'Batgirl' is going to be irredeemable"
--------------------------------------------
So close to deplorable.

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at August 03, 2022 01:54 PM (yikp0)

295 He was the pompous jerk in Stardust. I love Stardust.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 03, 2022 01:45 PM


I loved the book. Haven't seen the movie yet.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at August 03, 2022 01:54 PM (4p7Em)

296 @69 Thor 4 I was convinced would pull a billion worldwide without trying, but it's stalling around $700,000,000. I imagine it might get to $800 million.

----

I saw it. It was fun, but very uneven, imo, with Taika Watiti going too far on some of the stuff that made the third Thor film fun. So I suspect word of mouth hurt it.

There was also a plot leak just before the film released. The leak wasn't entirely accurate, though, and the inaccuracies tended to be subtle ones that made the plot look worse (including the resolution). That also may have hurt the film's chances.

Posted by: junior at August 03, 2022 01:54 PM (JcWDp)

297 Can't let Kari Lake win, she's too good looking and happy.
Posted by: wth

I've heard she really is stunning in person, more so than on TV.

Her Democrat opponent in the general election, Hobbs, really is the ultimate stereotype of a Karen cat lady.

Posted by: Hylian at August 03, 2022 01:54 PM (YsTC1)

298 Yeah baby! Boom, baby, BOOM! I'm the Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight!!!!

Posted by: The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight at August 03, 2022 01:55 PM (PeNw6)

299 This busty bikini brunette weeps not for Batgirl:
https://is.gd/r13rOg

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 03, 2022 01:55 PM (WWh8n)

300 I find Evangeline Lilly easy to look at. And I actually like her.
Posted by: N.L. Urker

That red hair and pointed ears in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.

Hubba hubba.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 03, 2022 01:55 PM (M4uPp)

301 Scientists have been left baffled after discovering the Earth is spinning faster than normal -- making days shorter than usual.

Core shifting around, related to the magnetic poles moving.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 03, 2022 01:55 PM (Ivdso)

302 293 I stand four-square against Ginger-cancelling. Who will take over the midnight to 0500 slot in my hut from Mary Ann?
Posted by: The Professor at August 03, 2022 01:54 PM (a3Q+t)

------

This place never disappoints.

Posted by: Seems Legit at August 03, 2022 01:55 PM (9M3Vu)

303 284 I thought the present theory about the Bat Girl cancellation relates to merger accounting rules. The options were something like releasing a movie of dubious quality (that you'd also have to spend another 10-30 million promoting) and taking most the losses in future quarters or just writing the whole thing right now as a merger related expense.
Posted by: Match Checksout at August 03, 2022 01:52 PM (IK4m/)

All of that does assume losses though. The blog post seems to propose theories that attribute the losses.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at August 03, 2022 01:55 PM (b2nrj)

304 The movies biz in the last 40 years must be what it felt like to live in the UK in the 1830's

yeah, I love Georgian furniture but some of this William IV stuff aint bad

and then came Vicky and everything went to shit

Posted by: REDACTED at August 03, 2022 01:55 PM (us2H3)

305 > I suspect it is "two souled" which I do believe means "furry without the suit"

I believe you're right.

Like where you think you're a were-crab-louse or something.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at August 03, 2022 01:55 PM (bW8dp)

306 284 I thought the present theory about the Bat Girl cancellation relates to merger accounting rules. The options were something like releasing a movie of dubious quality (that you'd also have to spend another 10-30 million promoting) and taking most the losses in future quarters or just writing the whole thing right now as a merger related expense.
Posted by: Match Checksout at August 03, 2022 01:52 PM (IK4m/)
____________________________

Please see my comment above about the "Purge Quarter"

Posted by: Elric Blade at August 03, 2022 01:55 PM (iFTx/)

307 Why in the world does Batgirl have to be a woman? Isn't that transphobic?

Posted by: 29Victor at August 03, 2022 01:55 PM (BJKQV)

308 As Oracle...she kinda rocked. She knew everyone, had cameras everywhere, she was the stringer puller behind the scenes. You could write a movie with her with real drama and stakes, because she can't physically protect herself.
==
Rockstar last batman video game utilized this magnificently.

Posted by: they made some great games at August 03, 2022 01:55 PM (xyd/L)

309 A fried chicken breakfast taco?
Posted by: wth at August 03, 2022 01:39 PM (v0R5T)


Catibias or fried plantain?

Posted by: Kindltot at August 03, 2022 01:55 PM (xhaym)

310 Maybe the real reason they can't afford gas or food is because they have the same unrealistic expectations that led them to go hugely into debt for a worthless degree.

Posted by: Notsothoreau 

IKR? Just because whoopie is 450 lbs doesn't mean she's an oracle.

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at August 03, 2022 01:56 PM (h2V1y)

311 301 "Scientists have been left baffled after discovering the Earth is spinning faster than normal -- making days shorter than usual."

Core shifting around, related to the magnetic poles moving.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 03, 2022 01:55 PM (Ivdso)

The eldritch horror that lairs in the core shifted around a bit and then went back to sleep.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at August 03, 2022 01:56 PM (b2nrj)

312 61 "So Zaslev is putting a completed (or near-completed) film in the vault, forever."


Fantastic 4 with Jessica Alba was shelved for a long time then soneone pulled it down and said, "send it!"
Saw it, they should have left it up there.

Posted by: Inogame, non alius regit at August 03, 2022 01:56 PM (53oGX)

313 If DC wants to make quality comic book movies with their characters, they already have a guy: Bruce Timm.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at August 03, 2022 01:56 PM (p+1gI)

314
Menards > Meijer
Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales


Menards was the first business her in IN to institute a mask mandate.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 03, 2022 01:57 PM (63Dwl)

315 Rockstar last batman video game utilized this magnificently.
Posted by: they made some great games

That Batman game franchise really was amazing (at least most of them)

Posted by: Hylian at August 03, 2022 01:57 PM (YsTC1)

316 Sarah's husband came home after her last "client" and he asked how much she made today. Sarah said $320.75
Her husband asked, who paid you 75 cents? Sarah replied. All of them!

Posted by: Minnfidel at August 03, 2022 01:57 PM (532WG)

317 Isn't gender-switching just telling girls that the only way they can succeed is to steal stuff from successful boys?

Posted by: Mehive at August 03, 2022 01:40 PM (ky+MF)

Probably. I mean, they hate women. Like revile them. They don't want ACTUALLY want women to get ideas above their station. See how they treat any woman who doesn't live on the plantation.

Also Jordan would it surprise you to know I don't know what 2S is.

Posted by: ... at August 03, 2022 01:57 PM (Ab1JM)

318 The problem with Taika Wahtiti is he thinks he's Terry Gillium and he can do slapstick and kooky, he's no Terry Gillium.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at August 03, 2022 01:57 PM (O7MKG)

319 He was IN Predator, he did not write it.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at August 03, 2022 01:53 PM (dNqv+)

(Jump to top of page)

My bad, he wrote Monster Squad. "See, she wanted a little one 'cause hers was big as a house."

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at August 03, 2022 01:57 PM (OgrpQ)

320 Fantastic 4 with Jessica Alba was shelved for a long time then soneone pulled it down and said, "send it!"
Saw it, they should have left it up there.
Posted by: Inogame, non alius regit at August 03, 2022 01:56 PM (53oGX)
----------

*fast forward*

Jessica Alba

*fast forward*

Jessica Alba

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(5pTK/) at August 03, 2022 01:57 PM (5pTK/)

321 218 Scientists have been left baffled after discovering the Earth is spinning faster than normal -- making days shorter than usual.


1.59 milliseconds shorter.

Not sure what I could do in that time span that didn't involve Anna Kournikova.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at August 03, 2022 01:57 PM (+JIgU)

322 Economists call it demand destruction.
But the junta are economic idiots. Less demand means PRICES DROP.

ARE THEY THAT STUPID that they don't know what that does to demand?

And they're the bunch that helicoptered cash into the economy.

Posted by: torabora at August 03, 2022 01:57 PM (Y274z)

323 Yesterday I reported that David Zaslav, CEO of Discovery Warner, had fired female CEO Ann Sarnov and had replaced her not with a White Man but with... nobody. He just fired her, and replaced her with no one, deciding that what she had been doing simply did not need to be done by anyone.
----------------------------
Michelle Obama knows that pain too.

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at August 03, 2022 01:57 PM (yikp0)

324
Scientists have been left baffled after discovering the Earth is spinning faster than normal -- making days shorter than usual.

https://tinyurl.com/2s3vtczc
Posted by: redridinghood


Baffled??
A few years ago I quipped on this very blog that there's No Way our calendar Solstices are still aligned with June 21/December 21.

Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at August 03, 2022 01:57 PM (xWhqL)

325 287 Very low and that movie was written by Shane Black. The same Shane Black that wrote Predator and Lethal Weapon.
Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at August 03, 2022 01:51 PM (OgrpQ)

He was IN Predator, he did not write it.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at August 03, 2022 01:53 PM (dNqv+)

==========

Yes he did. They hired him as an actor so he could do rewrites on set.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 03, 2022 01:57 PM (LvTSG)

326 pretty cool that Kari's general election opponent is the person in control of the election returns

seems totally Zona legit

Posted by: REDACTED at August 03, 2022 01:57 PM (us2H3)

327 How dare you!!! During Disability pride Month?!?!?!
Posted by: Helena Handbasket at August 03, 2022 01:50 PM (llON

My bad, Warner should definitely greenlight a $200 million Oracle movie right away.

90 minutes of Barbara Gordon staring at computer screens as the rest of the Bat Family does their action hero stuff.

Posted by: Sjg at August 03, 2022 01:58 PM (gDSJf)

328 Anyone might have said "I'M MAKING GRAVY WITHOUT THE LUMPS" and I would have got the reference 25 years later.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at August 03, 2022 01:58 PM (44ww/)

329 318 The problem with Taika Wahtiti is he thinks he's Terry Gillium and he can do slapstick and kooky, he's no Terry Gillium.
Posted by: Thomas Bender at August 03, 2022 01:57 PM (O7MKG)

=========

That's not Terry Gilliam.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 03, 2022 01:58 PM (LvTSG)

330 230 >>>Minutes ago Karine J-P told reporters, "The President wants to see oil supply meet oil demand."
Posted by: Gref

she means that she wants demand to decrease

Posted by: ace at August 03, 2022 01:48 PM (B3oWe)


Absolutely. She said it in the context of Joe's desire for increased oil supply to keep reducing gasoline prices. So the Junta is pretending, for the rubes, it want more oil produced in the US. Of course she did not say where the oil to meet demand could come from. They lie by omission as much as by outright lies.

Posted by: Gref at August 03, 2022 01:58 PM (AMIL/)

331 Hey, Zaslev. If the "batgirl" film is that shitty, don't just put it in the vault. Shitcan it, and destroy any and all media polluted by its presence, so no future idiots can dig it out and exhibit it.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 03, 2022 01:58 PM (sS+01)

332 Why in the world does Batgirl have to be a woman? Isn't that transphobic?
Posted by: 29Victor at August 03, 2022 01:55 PM

Batthey/Them, opening next summer!

Posted by: Minnfidel at August 03, 2022 01:58 PM (532WG)

333 299 This busty bikini brunette weeps not for Batgirl:
https://is.gd/r13rOg
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 03, 2022 01:55 PM (WWh8n)

It's a good, good day. My God....that rack.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at August 03, 2022 01:58 PM (XvPQV)

334 He was the pompous jerk in Stardust. I love Stardust.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 03, 2022 01:45 PM

I loved the book. Haven't seen the movie yet.
==
book quite a bit better than the movie. But the movie was pretty good. Good cast and well done. Worth watching.

Posted by: guy can write a book or a movie at August 03, 2022 01:58 PM (xyd/L)

335 I lost all interest in superhero movies once I saw the awesomeness that was Hit-Girl in the first Kick-Ass movie..


No one else comes close.

Posted by: davidt at August 03, 2022 01:58 PM (oTZbj)

336 Her husband asked, who paid you 75 cents? Sarah replied. All of them!

Posted by: Minnfidel at August 03, 2022 01:57 PM (532WG)


Each of them.

Posted by: Grammar Police at August 03, 2022 01:58 PM (5Qjf9)

337 Shane Black also wrote Lethal Weapon 3-4 and Iron Man 3 so he's kind of uneven. Sometimes he's just not very good as a writer, or at least the director takes his writing to bad places.

But he wrote Kiss Kiss Bang Bang which is one of my favorite underrated little known movies.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 03, 2022 01:58 PM (Ivdso)

338 Meijer is just a whiff away from being the next Liz
Posted by: REDACTED at August 03, 2022 01:43 PM (us2H3)
*********
Rich Baris "The People's Pundit"
@Peoples_Pundit
As the pollster for
@votejohngibbs

I can tell you, there's no chance @RepMeijer could've held that seat.
He was struggling to get 6/10 base support, something evidence from his crushing defeat.

On that alone, John was/is the stronger candidate and you are irrelevant.

Posted by: redridinghood at August 03, 2022 01:59 PM (NpAcC)

339 They're *colonizing* our entertainment spaces. Get it?

Posted by: ... at August 03, 2022 01:59 PM (Ab1JM)

340 Batgirl bores The Daily Daddario:

https://tinyurl.com/ycx3tems

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 03, 2022 01:59 PM (LvTSG)

341  it's a bunch of woke snowflakes who can't have *any* popular character be a straight white man. If he's straight, well oops he got killed, his replacement is not white, not straight, not male. Or ooops he went somewhere for a loonnnnnng time and look who's covering for him is not straight etc etc. If they can't get rid of the character by shipping him out or killing him, they say oooops he's actually been Bi the whole time, pulled that with WW too.
Posted by: mikethemoose

When you put it that way, I got off easy, I guess

Posted by: Jake, from State Farm at August 03, 2022 01:59 PM (h2V1y)

342 Yvonne Craig was THE Batgirl. Always was, always will be.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at August 03, 2022 01:59 PM (lf83v)

343 Jezebel, the Allahpundit of film commentary. That's top shelf Ace repartee there. Another reason I come here.

Why are the actors complaining? They still get paid for their work...they just don't make the residuals from the "box office."

Posted by: That Guy What Always Says Yeah Buddy TM at August 03, 2022 01:59 PM (R5lpX)

344 90 minutes of Barbara Gordon staring at computer screens as the rest of the Bat Family does their action hero stuff.
Posted by: Sjg at August 03, 2022 01:58 PM (gDSJf)

If that's all that happens, your screenplay sucks.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at August 03, 2022 01:59 PM (XvPQV)

345 267 I never liked Batman.
He obviously had a crush on Robin. Which is a girl's name. It was weird.

Posted by: torabora at August 03, 2022 01:51 PM (Y274z)

The problem with Batman has always been (in both the comics and movies) that he is supposed to not have super powers but they always have him doing things no human being could ever do and/or survive.

Also, at some point any rational person would simply kill the joker. After the 1,000th time the Joker escapes and kills people, you gotta just give up the "no killing" motto b/c it ain't working.

Posted by: Mehive at August 03, 2022 01:59 PM (ky+MF)

346 Put your pants on, morons. Mollie Hemingway just tweeted a link to Ace.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 03, 2022 02:00 PM (ptqGC)

347 That's 1.59 *thousandths* of a second. OMG we're all gonna die!

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at August 03, 2022 01:49 PM (llON

I'm going to start an anti-rotation offset scam to get the gullible virtue signalers to send me cash to offset their Anthropomorphic Rotational Change footprint.

Who's with me?

Posted by: Comrade flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur at August 03, 2022 02:00 PM (U3uv2)

348
I think Summer is starting a bit later than our stupid pope-made calendars say and Winter begins later, too.

I don't believe the Earth is spinning faster, though. That's fuckingstupid.

Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at August 03, 2022 02:00 PM (xWhqL)

349 291 Is it so hard to just make a good movie like The Fugitive?
Posted by: SH (Roe Overturned) at August 03, 2022 01:53 PM (sX1BW)

They don't WANT to make a good movie like the Fugitive. They want to make a movie that is remembered and enjoyed like the Fugitive that includes their messaging. That is why they have gone so hard after the comics and games. They want to use those as a vector to get their message out.

The thing is that their message is toxic to the medium. Remove attractive women that guys like to look at. Mess up characterization, not as the intent, but it is VERY hard to write a good character and story when your prime focus is getting out your message.

They CANNOT write heroes. They do not understand them. That is why Superman is so fucking difficult for them to do (or Captain America.) These are just decent men, who happen to have super powers. They are characters first, the story is about the characters, not the powers.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at August 03, 2022 02:00 PM (dNqv+)

350 Scientists have been left baffled after discovering the Earth is spinning faster than normal -- making days shorter than usual.

Hmmm...

Posted by: Large Hadron Collider at August 03, 2022 02:00 PM (Xrfse)

351 Yeah Buddy

Posted by: That Guy What Always Says Yeah Buddy TM at August 03, 2022 02:00 PM (R5lpX)

352 Put your pants on, morons. Mollie Hemingway just tweeted a link to Ace.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 03, 2022 02:00 PM (ptqGC)

*dons assless chaps*

Posted by: Comrade flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur at August 03, 2022 02:00 PM (U3uv2)

353 340 Batgirl bores The Daily Daddario:

https://tinyurl.com/ycx3tems
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 03, 2022 01:59 PM (LvTSG)

She has 2 super powers

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at August 03, 2022 02:00 PM (XvPQV)

354 Ok, i have a solution and willing to accept a one-time payment of $8 million USD for it - keep the film AS IS. Change the name of the main character to 'Batshit-crazy Girl'. You're welcome.

Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid at August 03, 2022 02:00 PM (3Or4S)

355 Her husband asked, who paid you 75 cents? Sarah replied. All of them!

Posted by: Minnfidel at August 03, 2022 01:57 PM (532WG)


Each of them.
Posted by: Grammar Police at August 03, 2022 01:58 PM

Thanks for the FIFY

Posted by: Minnfidel at August 03, 2022 02:00 PM (532WG)

356 So if the Earth is spinning west to east too fast, perhaps everyone in the world can point their asses east and break wind at the same instant and reverse this catastrophe.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at August 03, 2022 02:00 PM (QSjkU)

357 Prefer Karen Gillan, if you can swing that.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at August 03, 2022 01:44 PM (QSjkU)

You stay away from her

Posted by: ... at August 03, 2022 02:00 PM (Ab1JM)

358 Message movies can be good.

They have to embrace subtly, though.

Modern Hollywood is not interested in subtly, but they are very interested in sending a message.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 03, 2022 02:01 PM (LvTSG)

359 When you put it that way, I got off easy, I guess
Posted by: Jake, from State Farm at August 03, 2022 01:59 PM (h2V1y)

Well, you sound hideous!

Posted by: Disbelieving hausfrau at August 03, 2022 02:01 PM (MFphb)

360 Also Jordan would it surprise you to know I don't know what 2S is.
Posted by: ... at August 03, 2022 01:57 PM (Ab1JM)


I looked it up. I still don't get it.

The term Two Spirit (original form chosen) was created in 1990 at the Indigenous lesbian and gay international gathering in Winnipeg, and "specifically chosen to distinguish and distance Native American/First Nations people from non-Native peoples".

Posted by: Jordan61 at August 03, 2022 02:01 PM (DRSnL)

361 I am shocked, SHOCKED, that they actually took any stock of viewer feedback! Getting off the woke path sounds expensive, even if the bad feedback gave them a good excuse. Prolly shoulda pulled the plug sooner.

Posted by: She Hobbit (out and about in Middle Earth) at August 03, 2022 02:01 PM (vWLIv)

362 Candidate for Biggest Junta Lie of the Year:
Minutes ago Karine J-P told reporters, "The President wants to see oil supply meet oil demand."
Posted by: Gref at August 03, 2022 01:44 PM (AMIL/)


basic economics, even Krugman's, says that when the price of something goes up, demand goes down to reach an equilibrium point. So, any supply will find the demand level based on/expressed by price.
However, he is probably talking about restraining demand by rationing, so say bye-bye to the economy

Posted by: Kindltot at August 03, 2022 02:01 PM (xhaym)

363 @329

>>That's not Terry Gilliam.

When I say kooky and slapstick I mean the sort of absurd "comic" veneer he puts into his films, not outright kookiness and slapstick of It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World.

Wahtiti is a poseur, he's also a leftist dips*t which makes him a horrible person.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at August 03, 2022 02:01 PM (O7MKG)

364 Oracle was a great character and a great result from a pretty miserable comic (Joker raping and paralyzing her in Killing Joke). She was why Birds of Prey worked, which they didn't grok in the crappy film.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 03, 2022 02:01 PM (Ivdso)

365 Sarah, you gutless whore...

Posted by: ... at August 03, 2022 02:01 PM (Ab1JM)

366 and then came Vicky and everything went to shit

Posted by: REDACTED at August 03, 2022 01:55 PM (us2H3)


some of the Victorian era furniture was just monstrous

Posted by: kallisto at August 03, 2022 02:01 PM (dCxaZ)

367 353 She has 2 super powers
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at August 03, 2022 02:00 PM (XvPQV)

=========

The Daily Daddario surely doesn't know what you mean:

https://tinyurl.com/m6ye45bh

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 03, 2022 02:02 PM (LvTSG)

368 I want Sgt. Rock and Easy Company go to Ukraine.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at August 03, 2022 02:02 PM (WHt4f)

369 Afternoon.

Warner Bros. would seriously consider giving the Poochie treatment?

Wow.

Anyway...Batgirl sucks.

Posted by: Robert at August 03, 2022 02:02 PM (1Yy3c)

370 Prefer Karen Gillan, if you can swing that.
Posted by: Xipe Totec at August 03, 2022 01:44 PM (QSjkU)
++++
Man, that photo shoot where she was in front of that blue brick wall is pretty close to peak hotness:
https://is.gd/8P2Vk3

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 03, 2022 02:02 PM (WWh8n)

371 I'm going to start an anti-rotation offset scam to get the gullible virtue signalers to send me cash to offset their Anthropomorphic Rotational Change footprint.

Who's with me?
Posted by: Comrade flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur at August 03, 2022 02:00 PM (U3uv2)
*****
Count me in.

Posted by: redridinghood at August 03, 2022 02:03 PM (NpAcC)

372 They CANNOT write heroes. They do not understand them. That is why Superman is so fucking difficult for them to do (or Captain America.) These are just decent men, who happen to have super powers. They are characters first, the story is about the characters, not the powers.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at August 03, 2022 02:00 PM (dNqv+)

Some of them can.
Captain America trilogy
Avengers 1
Hell, Guardians of the Galaxy has heroism

They choose not to write heroes now.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at August 03, 2022 02:03 PM (XvPQV)

373 Also, at some point any rational person would simply kill the joker. After the 1,000th time the Joker escapes and kills people, you gotta just give up the "no killing" motto b/c it ain't working.
Posted by: Mehive

The hero not killing the villain was always more about not losing the villain as a character in future stories than it was some statement about the death penalty.

I think there's literally stores where say the Joker gets their hands on nuclear weapons. You really think that's not justifiable homicide at that point?

Posted by: Hylian at August 03, 2022 02:03 PM (YsTC1)

374 Reposting Eruption link in case ace is having a slow day.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-j6qnUVH3I
Posted by: You Really Don't Want to Know at August 03, 2022 01:28 PM (5Qjf9)

Well, seeing as Iceland is an emergent hunk of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, volcanic eruptions there are pretty much SOP.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 03, 2022 02:03 PM (sS+01)

375 290 Restorative Justice is just revenge packaged nicely for stupid people.

Posted by: Erik In Texas at August 03, 2022 02:03 PM (BdEiJ)

376 When you put it that way, I got off easy, I guess
Posted by: Jake, from State Farm at August 03, 2022 01:59 PM


Not so fast, khaki-boy. Here's your tiki-torch.

Posted by: F.B.I. at August 03, 2022 02:03 PM (a3Q+t)

377 If the Icelandic volcano eruption puts a lot of ash in the air, everyone's temperatures will cool down. And the weather people will say it's climate change.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - move forward at August 03, 2022 02:03 PM (5HBd1)

378 The Baltimore man who has painted hundreds of "No Shoot Zones" on sidewalks and buildings around the city was shot this morning in East Baltimore. Police say he is in serious condition..

https://bit.ly/3btq8Cc

Posted by: bonhomme at August 03, 2022 02:03 PM (eyxn4)

379 I'm going to start an anti-rotation offset scam to get the gullible virtue signalers to send me cash to offset their Anthropomorphic Rotational Change footprint.

Who's with me?
Posted by: Comrade flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur at August 03, 2022 02:00 PM (U3uv2)



Oooh, pick me!!

Posted by: Jordan61 at August 03, 2022 02:03 PM (DRSnL)

380 356 So if the Earth is spinning west to east too fast, perhaps everyone in the world can point their asses east and break wind at the same instant and reverse this catastrophe.
Posted by: Xipe Totec at August 03, 2022 02:00 PM (QSjkU)

I proposed a study on that exact method for my college thesis

Posted by: Hank Johnson/Commenter What Got a Shirt at August 03, 2022 02:03 PM (CJAql)

381 363 When I say kooky and slapstick I mean the sort of absurd "comic" veneer he puts into his films, not outright kookiness and slapstick of It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World.

Wahtiti is a poseur, he's also a leftist dips*t which makes him a horrible person.
Posted by: Thomas Bender at August 03, 2022 02:01 PM (O7MKG)

==========

When it comes to Waititi, I think you need to separate his big comic book movies with his smaller things like Hunt for the Wilder People. His comic book stuff is about colors and hitting lowest common denominator. His smaller stuff is quieter and sweeter.

I don't care much about him, but he got a good performance out of Sam Neill, though, to be fair, Sam Neill could give a great performance in a Star Wars prequel.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 03, 2022 02:04 PM (LvTSG)

382 59 I'm waiting for the woke remake of EX-Men, with more trannies.

Vulvarine and Bi-Clops are my two favorite characters.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at August 03, 2022 01:30 PM (+JIgU)
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Vulvarine eh! That's funny right there.
The other maybe BiCheeks?

Posted by: Ciampino -- fartclam a la mode? at August 03, 2022 02:04 PM (qfLjt)

383 340 Batgirl bores The Daily Daddario:

https://tinyurl.com/ycx3tems
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 03, 2022 01:59 PM (LvTSG)

Low effort. She looks like death warmed over there.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at August 03, 2022 02:04 PM (dNqv+)

384 I'm going to start an anti-rotation offset scam to get the gullible virtue signalers to send me cash to offset their Anthropomorphic Rotational Change footprint.

Who's with me?
Posted by: Comrade flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur at August 03, 2022 02:00 PM (U3uv2)
*****
Count me in.
Posted by: redridinghood at August 03, 2022 02:03 PM


Me, too.

Posted by: Hank Johnson at August 03, 2022 02:05 PM (a3Q+t)

385 >>> 254 meh

you morons are always on about teh crazy ginger women, the men are really not wrapped all that tight either
Posted by: kallisto at August 03, 2022 01:48 PM (dCxaZ)

They at least take their shirts off. I am tired of movies being aimed at ace and garrett.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at August 03, 2022 01:49 PM (dNqv+)

We aren't!

Posted by: Men on Film at August 03, 2022 02:05 PM (llON8)

386 Also, at some point any rational person would simply kill the joker. After the 1,000th time the Joker escapes and kills people, you gotta just give up the "no killing" motto b/c it ain't working.

This is why the Joker was better written when he was crazy and dangerous, but not crazy and a mass murdering psycho. He'd kill a person, threaten people with dangerous stuff, do crazy unknowable things, but he wasn't killing entire fairgrounds of little kids.

Joker back then was a menace, but he didn't require any moral person to end him to stop the horror. Today he's written so evil and bleak and awful that his every reappearance makes Batman look even more weak and terrible.

People had to one-up the previous Joker story every time and it spiraled into just horror.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 03, 2022 02:05 PM (Ivdso)

387 Pretty sure the "Batman doesn't use guns and doesn't kill people" comes entirely from "The Animated Series."

He killed plenty of people in the Tim Burton movies and didn't seem sad about any of them.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at August 03, 2022 02:05 PM (p+1gI)

388 Two Spirited = Native Indian fags and lesbians.

Welcome to p.c. Canada.

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at August 03, 2022 02:05 PM (yikp0)

389 363 @329

>>That's not Terry Gilliam.

When I say kooky and slapstick I mean the sort of absurd "comic" veneer he puts into his films, not outright kookiness and slapstick of It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World.

Wahtiti is a poseur, he's also a leftist dips*t which makes him a horrible person.
Posted by: Thomas Bender at August 03, 2022 02:01 PM (O7MKG)

I don't know, I think Time Bandits kind of crosses that line.

Posted by: Allie at August 03, 2022 02:05 PM (UnA8+)

390
Peter Meijer is a ginger, and was replaced yesterday by a fat black guy, so this does work the other way.

Posted by: Auspex at August 03, 2022 02:05 PM (j4U/Z)

391 Less boobsome, but more vivacious Daddario.

https://tinyurl.com/f3vjk5n6

Posted by: Aetius451AD at August 03, 2022 02:06 PM (dNqv+)

392 I must admit I'm actually enjoying Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. Their treatment of the Pride and Prejudice part is far better to me than the 2005 shitshow with Keira Knightley.

Darcy is oddly cast but Elizabeth is excellent. And the women are unabashedly cute even though they are supposed to be trained warriors.

This was 2016 when we weren't quite through the Celebrate Ugly Angry Manliness in People Who Identify As Menstruators looking glass.

Posted by: ... at August 03, 2022 02:06 PM (Ab1JM)

393 "I don't feel the pain of inflation anymore. I see prices rising but I have enough... I sometimes balk at the price of things, but I don't find myself in a space where I have to make tradeoffs because I have enough, and many Americans have enough."

- SF Fed President Mary Daly

Thank God our overlords are not suffering!

P.S. Marie Antoinette was pithier.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now Is the Summer of Our Discontent n at August 03, 2022 02:06 PM (FVME7)

394 Some of them can.
Captain America trilogy
Avengers 1
Hell, Guardians of the Galaxy has heroism

They choose not to write heroes now.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water

Chris Evans douchiness reduced my enjoyment of Captain America.

Posted by: She Hobbit (out and about in Middle Earth) at August 03, 2022 02:06 PM (vWLIv)

395 389 I don't know, I think Time Bandits kind of crosses that line.
Posted by: Allie at August 03, 2022 02:05 PM (UnA8+)

=========

There's danger at the heart of his lighter stuff. Gilliam is also far more emotionally grounded. He also has something to say.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 03, 2022 02:06 PM (LvTSG)

396 This is why I'm thankful for people like ace and the critical drinker. with the drinker I'm able to watch a concise rundown of these movies without actually watching them and still be entertained. For free!

Posted by: The Unvaxed and Unmasked Ranger - Emotionally Supporting Sexy Russian Women Who Have Been Cancelled at August 03, 2022 02:06 PM (VTu1l)

397 64 Don't really care. The new batgirl is FUGLY. It actually warms my heart to see these woke fucksticks lose millions.

Posted by: Minnfidel at August 03, 2022 01:31 PM (532WG)
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Agree on the ugly.

Posted by: Ciampino -- FJB ice-cream: fartclam a la mode? at August 03, 2022 02:06 PM (qfLjt)

398 They had no idea their movie sucked until they asked John Q Public.
Its like nobody knows how to do their jobs anymore. Everyone just goes to work to try to fake it long enough to get another paycheck.

Posted by: Bandana Dee at August 03, 2022 02:06 PM (oy4r9)

399 I'm waiting for the woke remake of EX-Men, with more trannies.

Vulvarine and Bi-Clops are my two favorite characters.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at August 03, 2022 01:30 PM (+JIgU)
---------

*chokes with stifled laughter due to not wanting to explain to wife*

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(5pTK/) at August 03, 2022 02:06 PM (5pTK/)

400 If that's all that happens, your screenplay sucks.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at August 03, 2022 01:59 PM (XvPQV)

I don't see how Oracle could ever be the main character of a good screenplay, unless you just rip off Rear Window or something.

Posted by: Sjg at August 03, 2022 02:06 PM (gDSJf)

401 though, to be fair, Sam Neill could give a great performance in a Star Wars prequel.

Yeah he's just talent and likability in a single package. Perfect for Jurassic Park.

That reminds me: Pierce Brosnan as one of my favorite characters Dr Fate in the Black Adam preview was nice to see. Great casting. Lots of cameos in there.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 03, 2022 02:07 PM (Ivdso)

402 The hero not killing the villain was always more about not losing the villain as a character in future stories than it was some statement about the death penalty.

I think there's literally stores where say the Joker gets their hands on nuclear weapons. You really think that's not justifiable homicide at that point?

Posted by: Hylian at August 03, 2022 02:03 PM (YsTC1)


I get that, but it makes the hero seem pretty lame when the same villain he catches time and again keeps at it. I know, I know, - it's just a comic book.

I guess it's like in action movies where the protagonist's kid or wife is kidnapped and the protagonist and the rest of the police force destroy half the town, kill tons of civilians in police chases and shoot-outs, and tons of un-named cops die in those chases and shoot outs all to save the wife/kid.

At the end of those movies I'm always like - was the death of 20 cops and 50 civilians plus the destruction of all of downtown worth saving your wife?

Posted by: Mehive at August 03, 2022 02:07 PM (ky+MF)

403 218 Scientists have been left baffled after discovering the Earth is spinning faster than normal -- making days shorter than usual.
-------

It's the SUV's and the straws.

Posted by: ... at August 03, 2022 02:07 PM (Ab1JM)

404 What does having a movie shelved do to the pay cheques of the actors involved?

Posted by: N.L. Urker, there are chickens in my trench at August 03, 2022 02:07 PM (eGTCV)

405
Speaking of idiotic hollywood celerys and Fake News bullshit....every single time that dumb shit "demi lovato" opens her stupidfuckingmouth, it makes the Fake News cycle.

This literal nobody of a hollywood celery that you've never heard of literally wakes up every day and has an identity politics epiphany.

This Idiotic Oracle of Obtuseness shares her fake woke epiphany on social media to be lapped up and spread like a new cancer.

Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at August 03, 2022 02:07 PM (xWhqL)

406 I want to see this movie and compare it to THE ROOM,

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at August 03, 2022 02:07 PM (cxG4V)

407 The Baltimore man who has painted hundreds of "No Shoot Zones" on sidewalks and buildings around the city was shot this morning in East Baltimore. Police say he is in serious condition.

https://bit.ly/3btq8Cc

Posted by: bonhomme at August 03, 2022 02:03 PM (eyxn4)

Kind of ironic, since they didn't take him serious.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur at August 03, 2022 02:07 PM (U3uv2)

408 Well, seeing as Iceland is an emergent hunk of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, volcanic eruptions there are pretty much SOP.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 03, 2022 02:03 PM (sS+01)


It's a replay of last year's tourist volcano. One of the volcano youtubers says that they've mapped the magma chamber this year and concluded that it's double the size of last year's. If that is correct then they may be able to predict exactly when it fizzles out.

Posted by: Grammar Police at August 03, 2022 02:07 PM (5Qjf9)

409 But we still get our Oscar nominations, right?

Because we are sooper Stunning and Brave and all that stuff.

Posted by: Batgirl Cast and Writers at August 03, 2022 02:07 PM (Gcf6O)

410 The Baltimore man who has painted hundreds of "No Shoot Zones" on sidewalks and buildings around the city was shot this morning in East Baltimore. Police say he is in serious condition..

https://bit.ly/3btq8Cc
Posted by: bonhomme at August 03, 2022 02:03 PM


Well...that's awkward.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at August 03, 2022 02:07 PM (4p7Em)

411 Chris Evans douchiness reduced my enjoyment of Captain America.
Posted by: She Hobbit (out and about in Middle Earth) at August 03, 2022 02:06 PM (vWLIv)
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I'm with you there.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(5pTK/) at August 03, 2022 02:07 PM (5pTK/)

412 Also, at some point any rational person would simply kill the joker. After the 1,000th time the Joker escapes and kills people, you gotta just give up the "no killing" motto b/c it ain't working.

****

If people want to blame anyone, blame the Gotham City justice system. Batman turned criminals over to the police or at least left them ready for their new friend in life, the wheelchair. In any case, the cops found them.

Nothing stopping Gotham City from strapping Joker to Old Sparky.

Posted by: Azathoth at August 03, 2022 02:08 PM (wb1YC)

413 This busty bikini brunette weeps not for Batgirl:
https://is.gd/r13rOg
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 03, 2022 01:55 PM (WWh8n)

It's a good, good day. My God....that rack.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at August 03, 2022 01:58 PM (XvPQV)

Not to be completely off the topic of the girl, but questions, man.
If you're a photographer (creep who wants to get with models) or an "influencer" (model who attracts thirsty creeps for money, do you get to write off the expenses of going to beautiful locales to for the background of these pics? In essence, free vacations because Business Expense?
Sweet gig, if true

Posted by: OneEyedJack at August 03, 2022 02:08 PM (MFphb)

414 "I don't feel the pain of inflation anymore. I see prices rising but I have enough... I sometimes balk at the price of things, but I don't find myself in a space where I have to make tradeoffs because I have enough, and many Americans have enough."
- SF Fed President Mary Daly ...
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now Is the Summer of Our Discontent n at August 03, 2022 02:06 PM (FVME7)
++++
Did she really say this? "It's okay because we elites are okay?" Seriously?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 03, 2022 02:08 PM (WWh8n)

415 Chris Evans douchiness reduced my enjoyment of Captain America.
Posted by: She Hobbit (out and about in Middle Earth) at August 03, 2022 02:06 PM (vWLIv)

I still love the character portrayal. Probably the best of the MCU for actually doing the character from the comics (as opposed to Iron Man for example.)

I just ignore his stupid shit.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at August 03, 2022 02:08 PM (dNqv+)

416 410 The Baltimore man who has painted hundreds of "No Shoot Zones" on sidewalks and buildings around the city was shot this morning in East Baltimore. Police say he is in serious condition..

https://bit.ly/3btq8Cc
Posted by: bonhomme at August 03, 2022 02:03 PM

Well...that's awkward.
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at August 03, 2022 02:07 PM (4p7Em)

========

The shooting was intended satirically.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 03, 2022 02:08 PM (LvTSG)

417 Put your pants on, morons. Mollie Hemingway just tweeted a link to Ace.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 03, 2022 02:00 PM (ptqGC)
........

Maybe we could just ask her to take hers off.

Posted by: wth at August 03, 2022 02:08 PM (v0R5T)

418 Oooh, pick me!!

Posted by: Jordan61 at August 03, 2022 02:03 PM (DRSnL)

It requires walking West to East, at least once per day, for Gaia.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur at August 03, 2022 02:08 PM (U3uv2)

419 Pretty sure the "Batman doesn't use guns and doesn't kill people" comes entirely from "The Animated Series."

It came from the Silver Age comics. Both he and Superman killed people not uncommonly in the early golden age stuff (Batman was a Shadow ripoff, he even carried a holstered pistol for a while). The Silver Age they toned back all that and came up with the "superheroes don't kill" motto which I think is a great one.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 03, 2022 02:08 PM (Ivdso)

420 Supergirl and Wonder Woman have "super" powers, Batgirl? Sadly, no.

Her bat signal is a hogie.

Posted by: Bosk at August 03, 2022 02:09 PM (v4L7Y)

421 I didn't know Melinda Gates dumped her lizardly husband because of Jeffrey Epstein:

https://tinyurl.com/nhecfh8e

Posted by: kallisto at August 03, 2022 02:09 PM (dCxaZ)

422
Well...that's awkward.
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at August 03, 2022 02:07 PM (4p7Em)

========

The shooting was intended satirically.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 03, 2022 02:08 PM (LvTSG)

He forgot to mark his own body as a no shoot zone.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, there are chickens in my trench at August 03, 2022 02:09 PM (eGTCV)

423 go woke , get choked

Posted by: REDACTED at August 03, 2022 02:09 PM (us2H3)

424 I haven't been to the theater in forever, do they even make anything besides goddam superhero crap?

Posted by: Colonel Travis at August 03, 2022 02:09 PM (qpukd)

425 Joker back then was a menace, but he didn't require any moral person to end him to stop the horror. Today he's written so evil and bleak and awful that his every reappearance makes Batman look even more weak and terrible.

People had to one-up the previous Joker story every time and it spiraled into just horror.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 03, 2022 02:05 PM (Ivdso)


good point.

Posted by: Mehive at August 03, 2022 02:09 PM (ky+MF)

426 122 good grief, I look at the pic from Batgirl and all I can wonder is, "Is there a face somewhere around those lips?"

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(5pTK/) at August 03, 2022 01:38 PM (5pTK/)
----
Goodyear lips.
They need to meet Mick Jagger's or Steve Tyler's lips.

Posted by: Ciampino -- Lips-fronted bands at August 03, 2022 02:09 PM (qfLjt)

427
demi lovato is literally the woke's equivalent to the Dalai fucking Lama

I'm neither joking nor exaggerating.

She is the Oracle of the Woke and her publicists are Fake News and her church is social media.

Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at August 03, 2022 02:09 PM (xWhqL)

428 Someone needs to tell Daddario to pick an emotion other than bored, disappointed, or irritated when a still camera is pointed at her.

Posted by: bonhomme at August 03, 2022 02:09 PM (eyxn4)

429 They at least take their shirts off. I am tired of movies being aimed at ace and garrett.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at August 03, 2022 01:49 PM (dNqv+)

We aren't!
Posted by: Men on Film at August 03, 2022 02:05 PM (llON

**

What's wrong with that?

Posted by: Shep Smith's Sore Ass at August 03, 2022 02:09 PM (R5lpX)

430 The Baltimore man who has painted hundreds of "No Shoot Zones" on sidewalks and buildings around the city was shot this morning in East Baltimore. Police say he is in serious condition..

https://bit.ly/3btq8Cc
Posted by: bonhomme

Well, those weren't official gun free zones.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now Is the Summer of Our Discontent n at August 03, 2022 02:09 PM (FVME7)

431 she means that she wants demand to decrease

Posted by: ace at August 03, 2022 01:48 PM (B3oWe)

There it is.

Posted by: ... at August 03, 2022 02:09 PM (Ab1JM)

432 It requires walking West to East, at least once per day, for Gaia.
Posted by: Comrade flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur at August 03, 2022 02:08 PM (U3uv2)


Oh. Never mind.

Posted by: Jordan61 at August 03, 2022 02:10 PM (DRSnL)

433 Caesar Romero was the greatest joker ever.

FIGHT ME!!!!

Posted by: Thomas Bender at August 03, 2022 02:10 PM (O7MKG)

434 I just ignore his stupid shit.
Posted by: Aetius451AD

I usually can ignore an actors politics, I just assume 99.9% of them dont vote the way I do.

But when they are really in your face about it, makes it hard.

He's in the "giant asshole" category for me where I feel I need to boycott.

Posted by: Hylian at August 03, 2022 02:10 PM (YsTC1)

435 396 This is why I'm thankful for people like ace and the critical drinker. with the drinker I'm able to watch a concise rundown of these movies without actually watching them and still be entertained. For free!
Posted by: The Unvaxed and Unmasked Ranger - Emotionally Supporting Sexy Russian Women Who Have Been Cancelled at August 03, 2022 02:06 PM

I wouldn't take anyone's word for whats good or bad. The Drinker liked Squid Game and Alita Battle Angel which were complete garbage. He has all kind of dumb criticisms of the last season of Game of Thrones, which I actually liked (I know Im not allowed to say that on the internet, but there it is).

Posted by: Bandana Dee at August 03, 2022 02:10 PM (oy4r9)

436 424 I haven't been to the theater in forever, do they even make anything besides goddam superhero crap?
Posted by: Colonel Travis at August 03, 2022 02:09 PM (qpukd)

Top Gun Maverick is supposed to be good.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at August 03, 2022 02:11 PM (dNqv+)

437 There are less than 6,000 cases in the US.
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at August 03, 2022 01:35 PM (Zz0t1)

And all but a truly tiny number spread solely by teh butt-secks.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 03, 2022 02:11 PM (sS+01)

438 >>>Batman doesn't use guns and doesn't kill people

I know his non-use of guns has been a conscious decision and overt major feature of the comics for a long time since the 40's I think.

Posted by: mikethemoose at August 03, 2022 02:11 PM (T/vhV)

439 I don't see how Oracle could ever be the main character of a good screenplay, unless you just rip off Rear Window or something.
Posted by: Sjg at August 03, 2022 02:06 PM (gDSJf)

You write a good antagonist and he comes after the Oracle.
Act 1 is introductions of your cast and world
Act 2, you have Oracle do her talking and camera thing which breaks the plans of the antagonist
Act 3, the antagonist begins figuring out what went wrong while the Oracle has a physical relapse of some sort, has to go to doctor, etc
Act 4 is Oracle realizing someone is tracking her and playing cat and mouse covering her tracks
Act 5 is the physical confrontation
Totally doable and not rocket science. And that's without using all the story lines from the comics, which you could use for story ideas.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at August 03, 2022 02:11 PM (XvPQV)

440 Did she really say this? "It's okay because we elites are okay?" Seriously?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!)

Yes, peon, now bring me my martini and prepare the Peleton!

Posted by: Mary Daly at August 03, 2022 02:11 PM (vWLIv)

441 435 I wouldn't take anyone's word for whats good or bad. The Drinker liked Squid Game and Alita Battle Angel which were complete garbage. He has all kind of dumb criticisms of the last season of Game of Thrones, which I actually liked (I know Im not allowed to say that on the internet, but there it is).
Posted by: Bandana Dee at August 03, 2022 02:10 PM (oy4r9)

==========

He loves themes in movies until he doesn't like the specific themes, then it's all about how the structure of the movie is dumb because this theme is dumb.

I think he's entertaining, but he doesn't have a terribly clear vision of what storytelling can or should be.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 03, 2022 02:11 PM (LvTSG)

442 Scientists have been left baffled after discovering the Earth is spinning faster than normal -- making days shorter than usual.
.........

I blame the windmills.

Posted by: wth at August 03, 2022 02:12 PM (v0R5T)

443 I find Ace's commentary on these movies entertaining enough that I don't have to watch any of them.

Commenters fill in whatever he missed. Nice job all on saving me money and time and preventing me from giving money to people that hate me.

Posted by: whig at August 03, 2022 02:12 PM (CXr4y)

444 I get that, but it makes the hero seem pretty lame when the same villain he catches time and again keeps at it. I know, I know, - it's just a comic book.

The thing is, back when they knew how to write comics, one of the main themes they used was the illusion of change. They'd have a special issue where Spider-man quit and took off his costume, but he'd be back the next issue. Bad guys got caught but came back when someone had a story to tell about that bad guy. Nothing really changed; Sue and Reed Richards got married and had a kid in the 60s; the kid is still a toddler. Kitty Pryde was 13 1/2 years old for 10 years.

It works because comics were a medium people picked up, read and threw away, they weren't considered hot commodities to collect and re-read or put in a graphic novel collection. They didn't care that much about continuity because each issue was its own story.

Now... all that's been forgotten.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 03, 2022 02:12 PM (Ivdso)

445 Hey, all,

The Internet went out at work about 3.5 hours ago, so I've been incommunicado. ("Communicado," I've recently discovered, is a small town on an island off the Cuban coast.) Looks like I missed some cool stuff.

Nurse, you asked about Stirling, the Evil Kitten of War and Pestilence. "Sweet" and "monster both apply. Yesterday he got lots of petting and I played with him -- throwing toys, dangling others on a cord attached to a stick -- to try and make him a bit tired. (Didn't really work.)

He is growing like a weed. He gained 1.5 lbs. in his first month with me, about a 25% increase. At only 5 months he already looks like a very small adult cat!

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 03, 2022 02:12 PM (txdEq)

446 LOL

Seven out of eight incumbents in our county commissioner election got booted.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at August 03, 2022 02:13 PM (ufFY8)

447 436 424 I haven't been to the theater in forever, do they even make anything besides goddam superhero crap?
Posted by: Colonel Travis at August 03, 2022 02:09 PM (qpukd)

Top Gun Maverick is supposed to be good.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at August 03, 2022 02:11 PM (dNqv+)

==========

I saw Vengeance this past weekend, BJ Novak's directorial debut.

It was a couple of decisions away from greatness. I wanted to love it so much, but those couple of decisions held it back a fair bit. He needed a writing partner to go through that script of his and iron things out.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 03, 2022 02:13 PM (LvTSG)

448 Who was the blue bug superhero? The one that poked fun at superhero movies.
Posted by: rickb223


The Tick?

Posted by: Oedipus at August 03, 2022 02:13 PM (UHpiw)

449 Scientists have been left baffled after discovering the Earth is spinning faster than normal -- making days shorter than usual.
.........

I blame the windmills.
Posted by: wth

Well just turn them the other way! Duh.

Posted by: Tonypete at August 03, 2022 02:13 PM (LsEU/)

450 Who decide it was a good idea to make the Joker a role model for serial killers? So Dark. And not even entertaining in my world.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at August 03, 2022 02:13 PM (WHt4f)

451 Did she really say this? "It's okay because we elites are okay?" Seriously?
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!)

She's got her thumb on the pulse of the American people.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now Is the Summer of Our Discontent n at August 03, 2022 02:13 PM (FVME7)

452 Although Variety's sources say the decision to axe the project wasn't due to quality, I have to wonder if the studio would really cut a $90 million movie altogether solely because of a sudden strategy pivot.
Unless, of course, the strategy they're pivoting to is to actually make money for a change.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com - Email for morons. at August 03, 2022 02:13 PM (Bd6X8)

453 R.I.P.D. got released. Ghost Rider got released. Mr and Mrs Smith got released. Ender's Game got released. Kingdom of Heaven got released.
===
*coughprometheuscough*

Posted by: the mania that dare not speak its name at August 03, 2022 02:13 PM (iequL)

454 Two Spirited = Native Indian fags and lesbians.

It's been retconned by white activists to mean "trans, but with extra social credit points". In much the same way that if you argue them into a corner about what a woman is, they break out hermaphrodites. Which are extremely rare.

Posted by: Ian S. at August 03, 2022 02:13 PM (ZGrMX)

455 Oh. Never mind.
Posted by: Jordan61 at August 03, 2022 02:10 PM (DRSnL)
-------------

*psst: there's a compass app on your phone, most likely*

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(5pTK/) at August 03, 2022 02:13 PM (5pTK/)

456 Lego Batman explaining that he doesn't have a nemesis, while demonstrating endless grip-strength, is the most devastating thing any Batman has done.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at August 03, 2022 02:14 PM (44ww/)

457
Speaking of witch...

anyone keeping of track of how many Rotten local city/town council members and schoolboard Shits have been primaried out??

Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at August 03, 2022 02:14 PM (xWhqL)

458 So is the audience for Super Heros largely black or white? Anyone know?

Posted by: Puddinhead at August 03, 2022 02:14 PM (Z6LNn)

459 I don't see how Oracle could ever be the main character of a good screenplay, unless you just rip off Rear Window or something.

Yeah she's more a resource or supporting character that could tie all DC's movies together without having to be overtly tied together in one big megastory.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 03, 2022 02:14 PM (Ivdso)

460 "I don't feel the pain of inflation anymore. I see prices rising but I have enough... I sometimes balk at the price of things, but I don't find myself in a space where I have to make tradeoffs because I have enough, and many Americans have enough."

- SF Fed President Mary Daly

Truly, truly tone deaf.
Good thing the people most likely to hurt her for that comment won't be the ones reading it.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at August 03, 2022 02:15 PM (MFphb)

461 Is this why some AWFLs are on a mission to stack up as many advanced degrees as possible?

https://tinyurl.com/8yeshx67

Posted by: kallisto at August 03, 2022 02:15 PM (dCxaZ)

462 I wouldn't take anyone's word for whats good or bad. The Drinker liked Squid Game and Alita Battle Angel which were complete garbage. He has all kind of dumb criticisms of the last season of Game of Thrones, which I actually liked (I know Im not allowed to say that on the internet, but there it is).
Posted by: Bandana Dee at August 03, 2022 02:10 PM (oy4r9)

THIS. I have been thinking for a while about a phenomena I have observed for about two decades. Everyone hates or likes something because everyone else hates or likes something. However, there may be good things in the show or game that NEVER get mentioned and are just thrown out with the bathwater. Also, a lot of the most strident defenders or critics of something never seem to have actually played or watched the thing. I respect a critics position (if he agrees with me) but I do that AFTER I have formed my own opinion.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at August 03, 2022 02:15 PM (dNqv+)

463 453 R.I.P.D. got released. Ghost Rider got released. Mr and Mrs Smith got released. Ender's Game got released. Kingdom of Heaven got released.
===
*coughprometheuscough*

Posted by: the mania that dare not speak its name at August 03, 2022 02:13 PM (iequL)


Ready Player One got released. Now that is a book that could have been a really good movie except neither the person who wrote the screenplay or directed the movie read the book or understood the book's appeal.

Posted by: Mehive at August 03, 2022 02:15 PM (ky+MF)

464 ho decide it was a good idea to make the Joker a role model for serial killers? So Dark.
==
Mark Hamill voices the joker in the Rockstar Batman games. HOLY Fcuk is he an awesome joker.

Posted by: really, no kidding, awesome at August 03, 2022 02:15 PM (f5Uz7)

465 "DC urgently needs all the help it can get."

No they don't. Let 'em burn.

Set the creative forces free to create somewhere else.

Posted by: CZ = FNG, Free Republic of Florida at August 03, 2022 02:15 PM (MkuC5)

466
He is growing like a weed. He gained 1.5 lbs. in his first month with me, about a 25% increase. At only 5 months he already looks like a very small adult cat!
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 03, 2022 02:12 PM (txdEq)

Have you started a YouTube channel? Kitties are popular.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, there are chickens in my trench at August 03, 2022 02:15 PM (eGTCV)

467 404 What does having a movie shelved do to the pay cheques of the actors involved?
Posted by: N.L. Urker, there are chickens in my trench at August 03, 2022 02:07 PM (eGTCV)

Nothing. They have 'pay or play' contracts, so they got paid already.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at August 03, 2022 02:15 PM (XvPQV)

468
Wow.

Leslie Grace is the Brie Larson of tits. Batsomething, I guess. Who knows?

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at August 03, 2022 02:16 PM (IXpV7)

469 *psst: there's a compass app on your phone, most likely*
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(5pTK/) at August 03, 2022 02:13 PM (5pTK/)


It was the walking part I was objecting to. I'm pretty lazy.

Posted by: Jordan61 at August 03, 2022 02:16 PM (DRSnL)

470 @373 hands on nuclear weapons. You really think that's not justifiable homicide at that point?

----

The story in which he killed the second Robin had that, iirc.

He also tried to gas the UN General Assembly in that story, while serving as the delegate from Iran. He subsequently suffered a "No one could survive that!" incident while attempting to escape from the UN.

Posted by: junior at August 03, 2022 02:16 PM (JcWDp)

471 Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at August 03, 2022 02:11 PM (XvPQV)

Sounds nice until you realize a decent chunk of that is going to be people in chairs staring at computers. There's just no way that doesn't pace horribly on film.

Posted by: Sjg at August 03, 2022 02:16 PM (gDSJf)

472 It requires walking West to East, at least once per day, for Gaia.
Posted by: Comrade flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur at August 03, 2022 02:08 PM (U3uv2)

Oh. Never mind.

Posted by: Jordan61 at August 03, 2022 02:10 PM (DRSnL)

lol

Start at bar 1 in the West, travel to bar 2 in the East. You can do this.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur at August 03, 2022 02:16 PM (U3uv2)

473 Ready Player One got released. Now that is a book that could have been a really good movie except neither the person who wrote the screenplay or directed the movie read the book or understood the book's appeal.
Posted by: Mehive at August 03, 2022 02:15 PM (ky+MF)
-----------

Yeah, "Ready Player One" could have been a good movie. It chose poorly.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(5pTK/) at August 03, 2022 02:16 PM (5pTK/)

474 The animated series was even better.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor


LOL, apparently I let work distract me and I'm way late on the Tick bandwagon.

But yes, the animated, to me, is the only Tick.

Posted by: Oedipus at August 03, 2022 02:16 PM (UHpiw)

475 He forgot to mark his own body as a no shoot zone.
Posted by: N.L. Urker, there are chickens in my trench at August 03, 2022 02:09 PM


Well there's your problem right there!

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at August 03, 2022 02:16 PM (4p7Em)

476 The Baltimore man who has painted hundreds of "No Shoot Zones" on sidewalks and buildings around the city was shot this morning in East Baltimore. Police say he is in serious condition..

https://bit.ly/3btq8Cc
Posted by: bonhomme at August 03, 2022 02:03 PM

Well...that's awkward.
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at August 03, 2022 02:07 PM

Well I guess he wasn't in the zone.

Posted by: Minnfidel at August 03, 2022 02:16 PM (532WG)

477 Mark Hamill voices the joker in the Rockstar Batman games. HOLY Fcuk is he an awesome joker.

Yeah he was terrific in the animated series (so was Harley Quinn who just annoys me now). Hamill's Joker is both chilling and funny and pathetic and serious at the same time. He's great at it, but of course the writing helps, too.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 03, 2022 02:17 PM (Ivdso)

478 Accidently commented on an old thread but in my opinion the Pelosi Taiwan excursion is linked to her losing money in the bad publicity of the insider stock trades her husband did. Someone should check the luggage compartment for stacks of cash when she returns.

Posted by: scruboak at August 03, 2022 02:17 PM (I+dwr)

479 419 It came from the Silver Age comics. Both he and Superman killed people not uncommonly in the early golden age stuff (Batman was a Shadow ripoff, he even carried a holstered pistol for a while). The Silver Age they toned back all that and came up with the "superheroes don't kill" motto which I think is a great one.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 03, 2022 02:08 PM (Ivdso)

Can't trust anyone without a body count.

Although, you can't trust most people WITH one, either.

But at least you know they have high a high T-count.

Posted by: Allie at August 03, 2022 02:17 PM (UnA8+)

480 anyone keeping of track of how many Rotten local city/town council members and schoolboard Shits have been primaried out??

Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at August 03, 2022 02:14 PM (xWhqL)


None where I live.

Posted by: Jordan61 at August 03, 2022 02:17 PM (DRSnL)

481 "Truly, truly tone deaf. "
The big problem (for decades) is that people responsible for causing the pain for others are insulated from experiencing the consequences of their actions.

Posted by: gourmand at large at August 03, 2022 02:17 PM (jTmQV)

482 The X-Presidents

https://ytube.io/3Uzk

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at August 03, 2022 02:17 PM (yQpMk)

483 Have you started a YouTube channel? Kitties are popular.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, there are chickens in my trench

Tell me where to find the YouTube kitties now and nobody has to get hurt.

Posted by: She Hobbit (out and about in Middle Earth) at August 03, 2022 02:18 PM (vWLIv)

484 >>>The Drinker liked

Based on what you just said, sounds like Drinker is the reviewer for me.

Posted by: mikethemoose at August 03, 2022 02:18 PM (T/vhV)

485 Wow.

Leslie Grace is the Brie Larson of tits. Batsomething, I guess. Who knows?
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at August 03, 2022 02:16 PM

I don't mind smaller racks but she is ugly.

Posted by: Minnfidel at August 03, 2022 02:18 PM (532WG)

486 It was all fun and games until the music stopped.

I love that Ann Sarnov was fired with no replacement. I hope Zaslav had her frogmarched out of the building by security.

Posted by: quantum mechanic at August 03, 2022 02:18 PM (vcv8B)

487 *scrolling down the post*

Don't care, don't care, don't care....

GINGERCIDE?!?!?!

You bastards!!! Burn Hollywood to the f*cking ground!!!!!

Posted by: Dr. T at August 03, 2022 02:18 PM (tp+tP)

488
Anyone can be at least a good "voice actor." Anyone.

Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at August 03, 2022 02:18 PM (xWhqL)

489 The movie that I was shelved that I would like to see is the O.J. Simpson film that he made right before he killed Nicole and Ron.

He played a SEAL-type commando who killed with a knife.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at August 03, 2022 02:18 PM (lf83v)

490 The funny thing is, I think they could do a good Batgirl with the exit of Batman by having her be Bruce Wayne and Catwoman's daughter.

The premise is, Selina Kyle hangs up her suit and ends up married (or not actually married could go either way) Bruce Wayne (big scandal). They have a kid, and then Selina vanished. The public assumption is Catwoman took Bruce Wayne for a chump and bailed. Nobody actually knows what happened to her, she's just vanished.

Kid figures out that her dad is/was Batman, and after growing up in the shadow of the whole living scandal thing, thinks this would be an awesome thing to do/be. Bruce thinks that this is an incredibly bad idea. She's not ready for that, and the Joker will kill her. (He's right btw.)

She doesn't listen, and this ends up in the Joker figuring out both who she is, and who Batman is, and realizing, why yes if he kills her horribly, that will get at the Batman.

This culminates in Bruce realizing the only way to stop this is if he kills the Joker. Since Batman does not kill, he abandons the cowl and ends up killing the Joker as Bruce Wayne in a cataclysmic fight. Then turns himself in for life in prison.

Posted by: Voyager at August 03, 2022 02:18 PM (u5PZm)

491 Top Gun Maverick is supposed to be good.
==
There is a metric SHIT TON of pent up demand for stories that don't shi+ all over masculinity, tradition, apple pie and the flag.

That guy who made all the transformer movies got rich off that pent up demand, not talent.

Posted by: really, no kidding at August 03, 2022 02:18 PM (SUhIf)

492 There is a 1960's Mexican Batgirl movie on YouTube. She runs around in a mask, cape, and bikini. Too lazy to look for it. Also, at work.

Posted by: Butch at August 03, 2022 02:18 PM (0APJ3)

493 Who's with me?

Posted by: Comrade flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur at August 03, 2022 02:00 PM (U3uv2)

If you're in, I'm in.

Posted by: ... at August 03, 2022 02:18 PM (Ab1JM)

494 Lego Batman explaining that he doesn't have a nemesis, while demonstrating endless grip-strength, is the most devastating thing any Batman has done.
Posted by: BourbonChicken

Yes. The utter narcissism of Lego Batman is perfect.

Posted by: TexasDan at August 03, 2022 02:19 PM (8qBEY)

495 481 "Truly, truly tone deaf. "
The big problem (for decades) is that people responsible for causing the pain for others are insulated from experiencing the consequences of their actions.
Posted by: gourmand at large at August 03, 2022 02:17 PM (jTmQV)

Which is the entire point.

You won't be jealous of their luxuries if you're comfortable.

Posted by: Allie at August 03, 2022 02:19 PM (UnA8+)

496 >>> The Baltimore man who has painted hundreds of "No Shoot Zones" on sidewalks and buildings around the city was shot this morning in East Baltimore.

I liked this one better from yesterday.

Armed robber flees in panic when Norco liquor store owner blasts shotgun

"He shot my arm off! He shot my arm off!"

https://youtu.be/CEqly0eHxeY

Posted by: Comrade flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur at August 03, 2022 02:19 PM (U3uv2)

497 I don't mind smaller racks but she is ugly.
Posted by: Minnfidel at August 03, 2022 02:18 PM (532WG)
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Can't be any worse than the lesbian 007 introduced in Skyfall, or whatever that Bond film was named.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(5pTK/) at August 03, 2022 02:19 PM (5pTK/)

498 I'm glad that ginger cocksucker Peter Meijer got fvcking primaried.

The first thing he did when he was elected was turn on Trump.

Grand Rapids finally did something right.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at August 03, 2022 02:19 PM (ufFY8)

499 Emperor Palpatine:

...now his son, who was =VERY= pozzed, tried to blow up the second one too! And when I invite him to stab me, he turns into a pacifist.

Well! I trolled him hard.

I told him he was going to die, and I tazed him until he shit his pants.

His father took it ... poorly. And in his rage he threw me over the railing.

That was the end of the Galactic Empire.

The Halcyon Age that he and built together. He was a cunning warrior, and a good friend, but he tossed it all like rebel scum.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at August 03, 2022 02:20 PM (44ww/)

500 He shot my arm off! He shot my arm off!"

https://youtu.be/CEqly0eHxeY
Posted by: Comrade flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur at August 03, 2022 02:19 PM

Loved that, play stupid games, win stupid prizes. One armed bandit GFY.

Posted by: Minnfidel at August 03, 2022 02:20 PM (532WG)

501 The big problem (for decades) is that people responsible for causing the pain for others are insulated from experiencing the consequences of their actions.

Posted by: gourmand at large at August 03, 2022 02:17 PM (jTmQV)

For the time being.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur at August 03, 2022 02:20 PM (U3uv2)

502 I love that Ann Sarnov was fired with no replacement. I hope Zaslav had her frogmarched out of the building by security.

Yeah he's doing what Trump should have done, firing people whose jobs had no purpose. He's being the Bobs in Office Space.

The man has a tough job, he has to find a way to turn a corrupted, systematically worthless business that is enormously in debt into a money maker. And he has to be successful because he's so high profile that if he fails, he's done.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 03, 2022 02:20 PM (Ivdso)

503 X-Presidents 2

https://ytube.io/3Uzo

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at August 03, 2022 02:20 PM (yQpMk)

504 The funny thing is, I think they could do a good Batgirl with the exit of Batman by having her be Bruce Wayne and Catwoman's daughter.

The premise is, Selina Kyle hangs up her suit and ends up married (or not actually married could go either way) Bruce Wayne (big scandal). They have a kid, and then Selina vanished. The public assumption is Catwoman took Bruce Wayne for a chump and bailed. Nobody actually knows what happened to her, she's just vanished.

Kid figures out that her dad is/was Batman, and after growing up in the shadow of the whole living scandal thing, thinks this would be an awesome thing to do/be. Bruce thinks that this is an incredibly bad idea. She's not ready for that, and the Joker will kill her. (He's right btw.)
... Then turns himself in for life in prison.
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Infinitely better than anything coming out of hollywood.

Posted by: really, no kidding at August 03, 2022 02:20 PM (xyd/L)

505 I liked this one better from yesterday.

Armed robber flees in panic when Norco liquor store owner blasts shotgun

"He shot my arm off! He shot my arm off!"

https://youtu.be/CEqly0eHxeY
Posted by: Comrade flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur at August 03, 2022 02:19 PM


That one did warm my subcockle regions.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at August 03, 2022 02:20 PM (4p7Em)

506 Um guys that Kansas ballot question wording?!?!

Posted by: BlackOrchid at August 03, 2022 02:20 PM (w0NJk)

507 I'm beginning to think this blog is written by a 29-year-old.

Posted by: Sphynx at August 03, 2022 02:20 PM (P6qMv)

508 There's only one Batman and this stupid Batgirl movie ain't gonna change that. Get over it.

Oh, and Robin wasn't a twink. He just acted like one.

Batgirl may have been a lez, though. I did get that vibe from her.

Posted by: A. West at August 03, 2022 02:21 PM (1DgE4)

509 Piglet McCain is in a complete meltdown because her repugnant dead fathers party is toast in AZ. She'll weigh 450lbs by the end of the year.

Posted by: Maj. Healey at August 03, 2022 02:21 PM (m7R0k)

510 If you haven't heard of "Gingercide," it refers to Hollywood's weird insistence on race-swapping every single ginger in the comics to a black actor or sometimes a Hispanic one. Disney does this too (The Little Mermaid).

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"Come on, man! Breakfast Tacos > Breakfast Chitlins > Breakfast Haggis ..."

Posted by: ShainS -- Welcome to the boneyard, it gets worse here every day at August 03, 2022 02:21 PM (AfkyQ)

511 @464 Mark Hamill voices the joker in the Rockstar Batman games. HOLY Fcuk is he an awesome joker.

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Mark Hamill voiced The Joker in Batman the Animated Series, and played Prankster in both Flash TV series. There's a funny animated short in which both characters kidnap Mark Hamill.

Posted by: junior at August 03, 2022 02:21 PM (JcWDp)

512 I liked this one better from yesterday.

Armed robber flees in panic when Norco liquor store owner blasts shotgun

"He shot my arm off! He shot my arm off!"

https://youtu.be/CEqly0eHxeY
Posted by: Comrade flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur at August 03, 2022 02:19 PM (U3uv2)


LOL, I didn't know that happened in Norco.

Posted by: Jordan61 at August 03, 2022 02:21 PM (DRSnL)

513
The man has a tough job, he has to find a way to turn a corrupted, systematically worthless business that is enormously in debt into a money maker. And he has to be successful because he's so high profile that if he fails, he's done.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 03, 2022 02:20 PM (Ivdso)

I dunno.

Zucker wrecked two straight national news nets, and I expect he'll fetch up as the new Troll King of Somewhere soon enough.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at August 03, 2022 02:21 PM (IXpV7)

514 ZephyrNCC1701RN2@ZephyrNCC1701
My husband thinks I'm crazy because I refuse to visit or even drive THROUGH a red state because I dont feel safe.
Would you drive through Kentucky or Texas with NY State license plates? Am I being obtuse?

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Yeah, boy, for real freedom from violence go to NYC.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now Is the Summer of Our Discontent n at August 03, 2022 02:21 PM (FVME7)

515 The new Timmy is a Big Fat transgendered black female who is being played by Stacey Abrams.

Posted by: BLACK LASSIE at August 03, 2022 02:22 PM (z9V4B)

516 The famous debate between Frank Castle and Murdock, I was entirely on Frank's side. He could have had a picture of some kid who was killed by a lately-released criminal, and that would have ended it.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at August 03, 2022 02:22 PM (44ww/)

517 128 Whoopi says that people can't afford food or gas because of student debt.

"You talk about 'people can’t get gas, they can't buy food, they can't put their children through any kind of college' — that’s because they’re paying off these freaking student debts!"

.. most people can get gas from a can of beans

Posted by: SMOD at August 03, 2022 01:39 PM (RHGPo)
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"You talk about 'people can’t get gas," coming from a woman called Whoopi?

Posted by: Ciampino -- this is a joke, right? at August 03, 2022 02:22 PM (qfLjt)

518 There is a metric SHIT TON of pent up demand for stories that don't shi+ all over masculinity, tradition, apple pie and the flag.
Posted by: really, no kidding


Reminds me of what people used to say about Murdoch when he was in maximum expansion mode in the US in the 80s: he found a niche in the market - 50% of the viewers.

Posted by: quantum mechanic at August 03, 2022 02:22 PM (vcv8B)

519
It came from the Silver Age comics. Both he and Superman killed people not uncommonly in the early golden age stuff (Batman was a Shadow ripoff, he even carried a holstered pistol for a while). The Silver Age they toned back all that and came up with the "superheroes don't kill" motto which I think is a great one.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 03, 2022 02:08 PM (Ivdso)

Well he was a ZORRO rip off so yeah he killed people. Watch the old Superman cartoons and he doesn't really fly but leaps from Building to building and Batman will soon enter the Public Domain, like ZORRO has. My Dad had the old Justice Society.

FYI Spain has released the Song of the South on Blue ray since it entered Public domain there and you can order it thru Amazon and yes it's in English

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at August 03, 2022 02:22 PM (dTgOy)

520 There is a metric SHIT TON of pent up demand for stories that don't shi+ all over masculinity, tradition, apple pie and the flag.


Yeah its not that Maverick is such a great movie, its just that its a pretty fun movie that finally delivers what fans want: fun. Its not trying to make a grand statement, its not trying to subvert expectations, its just entertainment.

The ENORMOUS success of that film (which has made Tom Cruise even more stupidly rich) should be a huge tell for movie studios: people are starved for just fun entertainment.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 03, 2022 02:22 PM (Ivdso)

521 He shot my arm off! He shot my arm off!"
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Sounds like a cartoon character: "He shot my widdow arm off! He shot my widdow arm off! Bad kitty!"

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at August 03, 2022 02:22 PM (lf83v)

522 The Tick?
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The fat guy in the bar that Saul Goodman punked on Monday is an actor from The Tick TV series. I think he looks like a chubby Will Riker!

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at August 03, 2022 02:22 PM (yikp0)

523 493 Who's with me?

Posted by: Comrade flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur at August 03, 2022 02:00 PM (U3uv2)

If you're in, I'm in.
Posted by: ... at August 03, 2022 02:18 PM (Ab1JM)

If he's in, I'm in.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at August 03, 2022 02:23 PM (XvPQV)

524
I showed the "he shot my arm off" vid to the kids.

"See? This is why you don't commit armed robbery, children."

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at August 03, 2022 02:23 PM (IXpV7)

525 omeone should check the luggage compartment for stacks of cash when she returns.
Posted by: scruboak

You think she has to go thru customs on a Military flight?

Wha' chu talk'ng about Scruboak?

Posted by: Scott_T at August 03, 2022 02:23 PM (2waQ7)

526 ZephyrNCC1701RN2@ZephyrNCC1701
My husband thinks I'm crazy because I refuse to visit or even drive THROUGH a red state because I dont feel safe.
Would you drive through Kentucky or Texas with NY State license plates? Am I being obtuse?

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Yeah, boy, for real freedom from violence go to NYC.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now Is the Summer of Our Discontent n at August 03, 2022 02:21 PM (FVME7)
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I think her husband may just have a point. Worse, somewhere, deep inside, she knows her husband is right, but, due to grrrl power, she cannot admit it.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(5pTK/) at August 03, 2022 02:23 PM (5pTK/)

527 https://youtu.be/WiXIlvdBeI0

The Batwoman!

Purple bikini included.

Looks hilarious.

Posted by: anchorbabe fashion cop at August 03, 2022 02:23 PM (ufFY8)

528 Lego Batman explaining that he doesn't have a nemesis, while demonstrating endless grip-strength, is the most devastating thing any Batman has done.
Posted by: BourbonChicken

Yes. The utter narcissism of Lego Batman is perfect.
==
That is a magnificent movie. No shit. If you want to laugh out loud, that movie will do it.

Posted by: really, no kidding at August 03, 2022 02:23 PM (Bomep)

529 Piglet McCain is in a complete meltdown because her repugnant dead fathers party is toast in AZ. She'll weigh 450lbs by the end of the year.

Posted by: Maj. Healey at August 03, 2022 02:21 PM (m7R0k)

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So she'll lose about 150?

Posted by: ShainS -- Welcome to the boneyard, it gets worse here every day at August 03, 2022 02:23 PM (FfVw3)

530 And all but a truly tiny number spread solely by teh butt-secks.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 03, 2022 02:11 PM (sS+01)

Well at least we know viruses can't mutate so we're probably safe if they just keep doing that over and over.

Posted by: ... at August 03, 2022 02:23 PM (Ab1JM)

531 This busty bikini brunette weeps not for Batgirl:
https://is.gd/r13rOg
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 03, 2022 01:55 PM (WWh8n)

Goddamn, bro, you are on fire today.

Posted by: Robert at August 03, 2022 02:23 PM (1Yy3c)

532 ZephyrNCC1701RN2@ZephyrNCC1701
My husband thinks I'm crazy because I refuse to visit or even drive THROUGH a red state because I dont feel safe.
Would you drive through Kentucky or Texas with NY State license plates? Am I being obtuse?

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Yeah, boy, for real freedom from violence go to NYC.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now Is the Summer of Our Discontent n at August 03, 2022 02:21 PM

There was some female blogger a long time back who did some expeirment that was similar and was shocked! That people in red state flyover deplorable country were very pleasant and nice. She didn't get the esperience she thought she'd get.

Posted by: Minnfidel at August 03, 2022 02:23 PM (532WG)

533 490 The funny thing is, I think they could do a good Batgirl with the exit of Batman by having her be Bruce Wayne and Catwoman's daughter.

Bruce Wayne, accidentally clawed to pieces in the hot tub.

Catwoman on the run, preggers, hiding out in Patagonia, dealing with a problem pregnancy caused by the superforces growing in her womb.

Yes. Compelling. At least 50 sequels.

Posted by: CZ = FNG, Free Republic of Florida at August 03, 2022 02:23 PM (MkuC5)

534 Since the Black Panther actor is dead they need to replace him with Michael Fassbender.

Posted by: roc Ingersol at August 03, 2022 02:23 PM (Vt2+G)

535 An attractive woman just asked me if I like pillow fights.
Would collapsing from a pillow-fight related incident be bad for my reputation?

Posted by: N.L. Urker, there are chickens in my trench at August 03, 2022 02:24 PM (eGTCV)

536 Piglet McCain is in a complete meltdown because her repugnant dead fathers party is toast in AZ. She'll weigh 450lbs by the end of the year.
Posted by: Maj. Healey at August 03, 2022 02:21 PM (m7R0k)

I think she and Ben have a spousal wager on who gets there first.

Posted by: lowandslow at August 03, 2022 02:24 PM (qH6FZ)

537 1950's-1960's-Comics were for preteens and teen dorks for a diversion from masturbating.

2000-2022- Comics are now movies where grown men argue who makes the best Batman while masturbating.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at August 03, 2022 02:24 PM (2CExO)

538 534 Since the Black Panther actor is dead they need to replace him with Michael Fassbender.
Posted by: roc Ingersol at August 03, 2022 02:23 PM (Vt2+G)

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Sharlto Copely.

He's actually African.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 03, 2022 02:24 PM (LvTSG)

539 Would you drive through Kentucky or Texas with NY State license plates? Am I being obtuse?

Actually you guys are taking a big chance driving through parts of Delco. (PA)

Posted by: kallisto at August 03, 2022 02:24 PM (dCxaZ)

540 Mark Hamill voices the joker in the Rockstar Batman games. HOLY Fcuk is he an awesome joker.
Posted by: really, no kidding, awesome at August 03, 2022


***
Didn't he also do the Joker in the Animated Series back in the '90s? I hear tell that whoever did those performances was awesome too.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 03, 2022 02:24 PM (txdEq)

541 I was done with comic book movies 20:years ago and really tired of them after the second batman in the 90s. If the money is running out for this tired old and busted and gone woke genre, can it please go towards a real movie?

Posted by: Sarahw at August 03, 2022 02:25 PM (g1vnC)

542 ZephyrNCC1701RN2@ZephyrNCC1701
My husband thinks I'm crazy because I refuse to visit or even drive THROUGH a red state because I dont feel safe.
Would you drive through Kentucky or Texas with NY State license plates? Am I being obtuse?


Tell you what. Let's try this experiment. You leave your Subaru with the Bernie 2024 sticker parked anywhere in Kentucky, and I'll leave my an old, worthless beater with a Trump 2024 sticker on it parked in Harvard Square. First one to get vandalized wins.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at August 03, 2022 02:25 PM (4p7Em)

543 539 Would you drive through Kentucky or Texas with NY State license plates? Am I being obtuse?

Actually you guys are taking a big chance driving through parts of Delco. (PA)
Posted by: kallisto at August 03, 2022 02:24 PM (dCxaZ)

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Would she drive through Harlem with NY plates?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 03, 2022 02:25 PM (LvTSG)

544
I can't believe they shelved this cuck movie RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF ALLAHPUNDIT GETTING FIRED MONTH.

He'll be inconsolable.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at August 03, 2022 02:25 PM (IXpV7)

545 @504 The funny thing is, I think they could do a good Batgirl with the exit of Batman by having her be Bruce Wayne and Catwoman's daughter.

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This was the backstory to one version of the character Huntress.

Posted by: junior at August 03, 2022 02:25 PM (JcWDp)

546 516 The famous debate between Frank Castle and Murdock, I was entirely on Frank's side. He could have had a picture of some kid who was killed by a lately-released criminal, and that would have ended it.
Posted by: BourbonChicken at August 03, 2022 02:22 PM (44ww/)

Same (Plus Punisher is my Spirit Guide).
Daredevil can be just as sadistic as Punisher and will cause the death of mooks, while taking a moral high ground. Punisher calls him on his bullshit a lot...when he's not getting his ass kicked. Because spandexers are OP in Marvel Comics.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at August 03, 2022 02:25 PM (XvPQV)

547 ZephyrNCC1701RN2@ZephyrNCC1701
My husband thinks I'm crazy because I refuse to visit or even drive THROUGH a red state because I dont feel safe.
Would you drive through Kentucky or Texas with NY State license plates? Am I being obtuse?



I see those plates in Texas every day and haven't done one thing rude to them.

You're a stupid bint.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at August 03, 2022 02:26 PM (Zz0t1)

548 Whole family is redheads...yes, we are insulted that The Little Mermaid and Batgirl can't even be real redheads. Don't get us started on how everyone in Hollywood who is a redhead is a fake one!

We're a true minority, but never get benefits as one. I think we need to come together!

Yes, I'm kidding, but in this day and age, maybe I shouldn't be!

Posted by: Nova local at August 03, 2022 02:26 PM (exHjb)

549 Piglet McCain is in a complete meltdown because her repugnant dead fathers party is toast in AZ. She'll weigh 450lbs by the end of the year.
Posted by: Maj. Healey at August 03, 2022 02:21 PM

Her and Liz Chinney are going to destroy the buffet at Golden Coral after November.

Posted by: Minnfidel at August 03, 2022 02:26 PM (532WG)

550 An attractive woman just asked me if I like pillow fights.
Would collapsing from a pillow-fight related incident be bad for my reputation?
Posted by: N.L. Urker, there are chickens in my trench at August 03, 2022 02:24 PM (eGTCV)
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It depends on who you're pillow fighting. If it's Triggly Puff, then, yes. If it's Karen Gillan, then, no.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(5pTK/) at August 03, 2022 02:26 PM (5pTK/)

551 550 An attractive woman just asked me if I like pillow fights.
Would collapsing from a pillow-fight related incident be bad for my reputation?
Posted by: N.L. Urker, there are chickens in my trench at August 03, 2022 02:24 PM (eGTCV)

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Remember, the point of pillow fights it to win ruthlessly and by any means necessary.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 03, 2022 02:27 PM (LvTSG)

552 It's because redheads are the whitest of the white, almost always the palest skin and light eyes. It's like double plus ungood for modern hollywood

Posted by: brak at August 03, 2022 02:27 PM (j5Tg0)

553
ZephyrNCC1701RN2@ZephyrNCC1701
My husband thinks I'm crazy because I refuse to visit or even drive THROUGH a red state because I dont feel safe. Would you drive through Kentucky or Texas with NY State license plates? Am I being obtuse?


This is one of the chief purposes of Twitter: a platform to post Bullshit to elicit a response and help tear this country apart.

This is a totally Fake complaint posted by someone who spends all day on social media shit-posting for political purposes. Twitter is 90% this.

Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at August 03, 2022 02:27 PM (xWhqL)

554 529 Piglet McCain is in a complete meltdown because her repugnant dead fathers party is toast in AZ. She'll weigh 450lbs by the end of the year.

Posted by: Maj. Healey at August 03, 2022 02:21 PM (m7R0k)

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So she'll lose about 150?

Posted by: ShainS
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Hey, give her a break, her father's funeral is still going on. Dontcha know families are still bringing comfort food for the bereaved.

Posted by: whig at August 03, 2022 02:27 PM (CXr4y)

555 It depends on who you're pillow fighting. If it's Triggly Puff, then, yes. If it's Karen Gillan, then, no.
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(5pTK/) at August 03, 2022 02:26 PM (5pTK/)

Not Karen Gillan but far, far, far closer to her than to Triggly Puff.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, there are chickens in my trench at August 03, 2022 02:27 PM (eGTCV)

556 https://youtu.be/WiXIlvdBeI0

The Batwoman!

Purple bikini included.
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Mexican Batwoman, hot as fire. No surprise.

Posted by: really, no kidding at August 03, 2022 02:27 PM (M3AMM)

557 549 Her and Liz Chinney are going to destroy the buffet at Golden Coral after November.
Posted by: Minnfidel at August 03, 2022 02:26 PM (532WG)

Kidney Failure
Kidney Failure
Time to get your Kidney Failure
Time to get insulin and dialysis!

Posted by: Allie at August 03, 2022 02:27 PM (UnA8+)

558 Where's their representation?

Representation is bullshit. I don't need something to look like me to enjoy their performance, or identify with them. I loved watching John Shaft beat the crap out of criminals, I loved watching Ripley fire up that loader to protect Ripley. I loved watching Jackie Chan use the furniture to beat up bad guys. None of these people LOOK like me.

Its an utter lie to say that people need someone to have their physical characteristics in order to look up to them, have a role model, identify with, or enjoy them.

Its more leftist crap to tear us apart and put us in little baskets, fighting each other.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 03, 2022 02:28 PM (Ivdso)

559 think he's entertaining, but he doesn't have a terribly clear vision of what storytelling can or should be.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 03, 2022 02:11 PM (LvTSG)


I dunno. I probably don't pay enough attention but he did an "alternate" Star Wars shit movie number whatever and his ideas were so engaging and perfect I actually found myself wishing someone would have made it the way he laid it out. And I don't even GAF about Star Wars.

Posted by: ... at August 03, 2022 02:28 PM (Ab1JM)

560 The funny thing is, I think they could do a good Batgirl with the exit of Batman by having her be Bruce Wayne and Catwoman's daughter.

That was a different character, "Huntress".

Honestly, I would say there are no good ideas left to try, but that's not true, there are plenty of good ideas left to try, many of which are proven. They just don't want those ideas, because it doesn't fit their "vision".

Which, my vision with glasses off is way better than their "vision", and I can't make out facial features at six paces without glasses, so.

Posted by: Brother Tim, actually a random opossum with a VPN at August 03, 2022 02:28 PM (OUMaO)

561 Mark Hamill voices the joker in the Rockstar Batman games. HOLY Fcuk is he an awesome joker.
Posted by: really, no kidding, awesome at August 03, 2022

***
Didn't he also do the Joker in the Animated Series back in the '90s? I hear tell that whoever did those performances was awesome too.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 03, 2022 02:24 PM (txdEq)

Yeah, Mark did Joker in the TAS

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at August 03, 2022 02:28 PM (XvPQV)

562 135
Inertia man. Don't take it personally.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at August 03, 2022 01:39 PM (dNqv+)
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That's it! InertiaMan - the new superhero. It reflects most of us I'm sure. We can all relate.
He has friends: Couchman and Lazyboy. Also Beerman and Cakegirl (another one).

Posted by: Ciampino -- New Superheroes we can all appreciate at August 03, 2022 02:28 PM (qfLjt)

563 Not Karen Gillan but far, far, far closer to her than to Triggly Puff.
Posted by: N.L. Urker, there are chickens in my trench at August 03, 2022 02:27 PM (eGTCV)
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This, then, is what's known as a "No lose" situation.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(5pTK/) at August 03, 2022 02:28 PM (5pTK/)

564 > That guy who made all the transformer movies got rich off that pent up demand, not talent.

Sort of. Look at the production budget and the domestic box office numbers for the Transformers movies.

https://bit.ly/2K2rQY3

The rule of thumb is movies typically have an ad budget equal to their production budget. So they don't start making money until after that.

The 2007 and 2009 movies are just breaking even domestically. By the 2011 movie, they're slipping fast. The 2014 movie was 210MM production and only 245MM domestic, which is a DISASTER if you don't factor in the worldwide box office numbers.

That's one reason those movies get even dumber and more action-y over time. They're not appealing to an English speaking audience anymore. It's all flash.

Posted by: bonhomme at August 03, 2022 02:29 PM (eyxn4)

565 Would you drive through Kentucky or Texas with NY State license plates? Am I being obtuse?

Actually you guys are taking a big chance driving through parts of Delco. (PA)
Posted by: kallisto at August 03, 2022 02:24 PM (dCxaZ)

I moved to Texas with NY plates and had them on my car for almost a year.

Posted by: roc Ingersol at August 03, 2022 02:29 PM (Vt2+G)

566 FBI came out with a directory of "Violent Military Extremism" symbols. Punisher symbol is one of them.

As is the Betsy Ross flag and the Gadsden flag.

shorturl.at/ciNW9

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at August 03, 2022 02:29 PM (lf83v)

567 Last good Adult movie I saw was THE BULL good revenge movie about a guy that was gone and comes back wanting to find his son, the only good thing he ever did with his life from a scumbag (addict) of a wife in Hiding

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at August 03, 2022 02:29 PM (dTgOy)

568 Honestly, I would say there are no good ideas left to try, but that's not true, there are plenty of good ideas left to try, many of which are proven. They just don't want those ideas, because it doesn't fit their "vision".

Which, my vision with glasses off is way better than their "vision", and I can't make out facial features at six paces without glasses, so.
Posted by: Brother Tim, actually a random opossum with a VPN at August 03, 2022 02:28 PM (OUMaO)

Nightwing vs Deathstroke would be my ideal comic book movie...sorta done badly in Titans Season 2 (okay, really done badly)...

Posted by: Nova local at August 03, 2022 02:29 PM (exHjb)

569 FYI Spain has released the Song of the South on Blue ray since it entered Public domain there and you can order it thru Amazon and yes it's in English

Posted by: Patrick
-------------------
Thx. On it.

Posted by: whig at August 03, 2022 02:29 PM (CXr4y)

570 https://youtu.be/WiXIlvdBeI0

The Batwoman!

Purple bikini included.
===
Mexican Batwoman, hot as fire. No surprise.
Posted by: really, no kidding at August 03, 2022 02:27 PM (M3AMM)



Go to around the 25 minute mark.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at August 03, 2022 02:29 PM (Zz0t1)

571 558 Representation is bullshit. I don't need something to look like me to enjoy their performance, or identify with them. I loved watching John Shaft beat the crap out of criminals, I loved watching Ripley fire up that loader to protect Ripley. I loved watching Jackie Chan use the furniture to beat up bad guys. None of these people LOOK like me.

Its an utter lie to say that people need someone to have their physical characteristics in order to look up to them, have a role model, identify with, or enjoy them.

Its more leftist crap to tear us apart and put us in little baskets, fighting each other.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 03, 2022 02:28 PM (Ivdso)

A lot of it now is because of conventions and cosplay, and people want to see themselves (or someone who looks like them) wearing the costume of a character that isn't their own race.

Posted by: Allie at August 03, 2022 02:29 PM (UnA8+)

572 when he's not getting his ass kicked. Because spandexers are OP in Marvel Comics.

Given that the Punisher is an ex marine with guns and Daredevil is a massively trained ninja with superpowers um... yeah. Its like Matt Hughes vs me in a fight.

The Punisher is insane, he'll shoot someone for jaywalking. Yes, his "end the bad guys" attitude is fun in a vigilante way but he's not a good guy.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 03, 2022 02:30 PM (Ivdso)

573 Paul Pelosi pleads NOT guilty to DUI charges two months after arrest
://mol.im/a/11073209
He needs jail.

Posted by: Ciampino -- will he see jail? at August 03, 2022 02:30 PM (qfLjt)

574 He is growing like a weed. He gained 1.5 lbs. in his first month with me, about a 25% increase. At only 5 months he already looks like a very small adult cat!
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 03, 2022
*
Have you started a YouTube channel? Kitties are popular.
Posted by: N.L. Urker, there are chickens in my trench at August 03, 2022


***
Maybe I should, huh? He certainly is energetic enough to entertain cat lovers.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 03, 2022 02:30 PM (txdEq)

575 @558

>>Its an utter lie to say that people need someone to have their physical characteristics in order to look up to them, have a role model, identify with, or enjoy them.

Hawk became a fan favorite in Spencer For Hire and became the template for Samuel Jackson's entire acting career.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at August 03, 2022 02:30 PM (O7MKG)

576 An attractive woman just asked me if I like pillow fights.
Would collapsing from a pillow-fight related incident be bad for my reputation?
Posted by: N.L. Urker, there are chickens in my trench at August 03, 2022 02:24 PM (eGTCV)

If you're not joking you'd best find a restroom and wash your junk.

Posted by: Stuff a wingman might say at August 03, 2022 02:30 PM (MFphb)

577 573 Paul Pelosi pleads NOT guilty to DUI charges two months after arrest
://mol.im/a/11073209
He needs jail.
Posted by: Ciampino -- will he see jail? at August 03, 2022 02:30 PM (qfLjt)

========

He'll get $100,000,000 instead.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 03, 2022 02:30 PM (LvTSG)

578 Didn't he also do the Joker in the Animated Series back in the '90s? I hear tell that whoever did those performances was awesome too.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius


There were some great voices in that series (I think that's the one I'm thinking of). Olivia Hussey (the one and only Juliet) did Ra's al Ghul's daughter (forget her name) in one.

Posted by: Oedipus at August 03, 2022 02:31 PM (UHpiw)

579 FBI came out with a directory of "Violent Military Extremism" symbols. Punisher symbol is one of them.

As is the Betsy Ross flag and the Gadsden flag.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at August 03, 2022 02:29 PM (lf83v)

--------------

*looks out front door*

*notes row of flags bearing mentioned symbols*

Groovy.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(5pTK/) at August 03, 2022 02:31 PM (5pTK/)

580 566 FBI came out with a directory of "Violent Military Extremism" symbols. Punisher symbol is one of them.

As is the Betsy Ross flag and the Gadsden flag.

shorturl.at/ciNW9

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at August 03, 2022 02:29 PM (lf83v)

We have a Betsy Ross flag .. Put it up on Jan. 20th to replace the American flag .. I guess I'm militia

Posted by: It's me donna at August 03, 2022 02:31 PM (bs+z0)

581 There's a story that Sony's honcho for the Spider-Man franchise, literally cried and later complained by email about trying to compete with the Marvel "Universe" of characters and potential stories.

"All *I* have is Spider-Man, his enemies, his relatives, and his girlfriend. How am I supposed to build a universe out of that?"

Posted by: Pouncer at August 03, 2022 02:32 PM (OZFvt)

582
Hawk became a fan favorite in Spencer For Hire and became the template for Samuel Jackson's entire acting career.
Posted by: Thomas Bender


lolz

Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at August 03, 2022 02:32 PM (xWhqL)

583 Didn't he also do the Joker in the Animated Series back in the '90s? I hear tell that whoever did those performances was awesome too.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius

There were some great voices in that series (I think that's the one I'm thinking of). Olivia Hussey (the one and only Juliet) did Ra's al Ghul's daughter (forget her name) in one.
Posted by: Oedipus at August 03, 2022 02:31 PM (UHpiw)

Talia. The canonical mother if Batman's child (Catwoman is always borderline fan shipping, depending on writer)

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at August 03, 2022 02:32 PM (XvPQV)

584 Would she drive through Harlem with NY plates?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 03, 2022 02:25 PM (LvTSG)


Harlem, lol. Doubtful.

Staten Island though? Definitely not

Posted by: kallisto at August 03, 2022 02:32 PM (dCxaZ)

585 Test audiences also found it eldritch, cyclopean, and trapezoidal.

Posted by: The Chap in the Deerstalker Cap at August 03, 2022 02:32 PM (N/KJF)

586 573 Paul Pelosi pleads NOT guilty to DUI charges two months after arrest
https://mol.im/a/11073209
He needs jail.
Fixed the link

Posted by: Ciampino -- will he see jail or ...? at August 03, 2022 02:32 PM (qfLjt)

587 Mark Hamill voices the joker in the Rockstar Batman games.

Rocksteady, not Rockstar. That would be very different.

Posted by: Ian S. at August 03, 2022 02:32 PM (ZGrMX)

588 It depends on who you're pillow fighting. If it's Triggly Puff, then, yes. If it's Karen Gillan, then, no.
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(5pTK/) at August 03, 2022 02:26 PM (5pTK/)


Dude!

I'm genetically predisposed to heart attacks as it is; don't mention Karen Gillan and pillow fights in the same comment!

Posted by: Dr. T at August 03, 2022 02:33 PM (tp+tP)

589 Last good Adult movie I saw was THE BULL good revenge movie about a guy that was gone and comes back wanting to find his son, the only good thing he ever did with his life from a scumbag (addict) of a wife in Hiding
Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at August 03, 2022 02:29 PM (dTgOy)


I thought you guys just fast-forwarded to the good.

Posted by: Jordan61 at August 03, 2022 02:33 PM (DRSnL)

590 Ready Player One, don't read or bother to buy the sequel, he went all in on the WOKE crap and trans Crap, read the reviews people say it garbage.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at August 03, 2022 02:33 PM (dTgOy)

591 Good parts, dammit.

Posted by: Jordan61 at August 03, 2022 02:33 PM (DRSnL)

592 586 He needs jail.
Fixed the link
Posted by: Ciampino -- will he see jail or ...? at August 03, 2022 02:32 PM (qfLjt)

He needs Bubba to bend him over and do what Prison exists for.

Posted by: Allie at August 03, 2022 02:33 PM (UnA8+)

593 Patrick From Ohio at August 03, 2022 02:22 PM (dTgOy)

I've waited all my life to see "Song of the South." I loved the "Uncle Remus" stories as a little girl; I had an LP narrated by Huckleberry Hound. Thank you so much for posting its availability--I just ordered it.

Posted by: goddessoftheclassroom at August 03, 2022 02:33 PM (REJkJ)

594 Talia. The canonical mother of Batman's child (Catwoman is always borderline fan shipping, depending on writer)
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at August 03, 2022 02:32 PM (XvPQV)

And current Robin, Damian, is the son.

Posted by: Nova local at August 03, 2022 02:33 PM (exHjb)

595 Hawk became a fan favorite in Spencer For Hire and became the template for Samuel Jackson's entire acting career.

He's a bizarre space cadet in real life, but Avery Brooks did a great job as Spencer in the TV show. It wasn't very good Spencer but he was cool.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 03, 2022 02:33 PM (Ivdso)

596 Someone should provide McConnell the suicide hotline number. Send it to McCarthy, Rove, and Luntz as well.

Posted by: Maj. Healey at August 03, 2022 02:33 PM (m7R0k)

597 We have a Betsy Ross flag .. Put it up on Jan. 20th to replace the American flag .. I guess I'm militia
Posted by: It's me donna

Me too. Also happen to be wearing an Ashli Babbitt Society tshirt right now. Originated out of TX.

Posted by: Infidel at August 03, 2022 02:33 PM (mn1Pi)

598 The only merger worse than the U.P./MoPac was the original TimeWarner/AOL one. Right up until then TimeWarner was riding high in both print and film media. But they got greedy, thinking AOL was going to increase their empire. The whole thing started to sink before the ink was dry on the marriage license, and it just keeps sinking more and more with every passing day. Jack Warner has been spinning in his grave so furiously the twenty-five years, he's probably half way to China.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin -- I wasn't particularly fond of the '70s the first time around at August 03, 2022 02:34 PM (H31K8)

599 Sometimes I type a lengthy comment then delete it without posting. That is hard. But has to be done sometimes.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at August 03, 2022 02:34 PM (n/9WP)

600 There was some female blogger a long time back who did some expeirment that was similar and was shocked! That people in red state flyover deplorable country were very pleasant and nice. She didn't get the esperience she thought she'd get.
Posted by: Minnfidel at August 03, 2022 02:23 PM (532WG)
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Reminds me of the old Eddie Murphy bit from (I think) Delirious (Maybe Raw), where he goes to Texas looking for racism.

"Uh excuse me sir, is this your bag?"
"YEAH WHAT A BLACK MAN CAN'T HAVE A SUITCASE?!"

"...what the hell is that n----s problem?"

LOL

Posted by: ballistic at August 03, 2022 02:34 PM (oXNqT)

601 If I was going to make a movie with a truly dark character, I'd probably go with, "The Shadow."

What's not to like about someone who shoots first, asks questions later?

Bonus: Twin 1911's.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(5pTK/) at August 03, 2022 02:34 PM (5pTK/)

602 566 FBI came out with a directory of "Violent Military Extremism" symbols. Punisher symbol is one of them.
As is the Betsy Ross flag and the Gadsden flag.
shorturl.at/ciNW9
Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at August 03, 2022 02:29 PM (lf83v)

I guess my Major League Infidel t-shirt is right out then.

Posted by: CZ = FNG, Free Republic of Florida at August 03, 2022 02:35 PM (MkuC5)

603 The Punisher is insane, he'll shoot someone for jaywalking. Yes, his "end the bad guys" attitude is fun in a vigilante way but he's not a good guy.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 03, 2022 02:30 PM (Ivdso)

Utterly incorrect. You either read his crappy Gerry Conway introduction comics or the crappy Garth Ennis comics.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at August 03, 2022 02:35 PM (XvPQV)

604 Hollywood can't die off fast enough for me.

Posted by: Bea Arthur's Dick at August 03, 2022 02:35 PM (TU8Tj)

605 Me too. Also happen to be wearing an Ashli Babbitt Society tshirt right now.
__________________________________________

The FBI directory lists Ashli Babbitt as a martyr for violent military extremists.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at August 03, 2022 02:35 PM (lf83v)

606 599 Sometimes I type a lengthy comment then delete it without posting. That is hard. But has to be done sometimes.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at August 03, 2022 02:34 PM (n/9WP)

This is the way.

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at August 03, 2022 02:35 PM (gbzeC)

607 wow has visitphilly.org found out about the diss against Ms. Betsy Ross?

https://tinyurl.com/54bt4wkh

this is a huge tourist destination

Posted by: kallisto at August 03, 2022 02:35 PM (dCxaZ)

608 599 Sometimes I type a lengthy comment then delete it without posting. That is hard. But has to be done sometimes.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at August 03, 2022 02:34 PM (n/9WP)

We can still see those.

Posted by: The NSA at August 03, 2022 02:35 PM (UuD2k)

609 Good piece on how Biden "broke" the US.

And by "good" I mean depressingly accurate.

https://tinyurl.com/2s3nxyj6

Posted by: 496 at August 03, 2022 02:36 PM (VJsqe)

610 Hawk became a fan favorite in Spencer For Hire and became the template for Samuel Jackson's entire acting career.
Posted by: Thomas Bender


***
You know, I think you're right. Except that Samuel Jackson (a) could never have played Hawk, ever, and (b) his characters have none of the hard-won dark elegance of Avery Brooks's Hawk (the one and only).

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 03, 2022 02:36 PM (txdEq)

611 Yeah let's see DCEU has had a handful of OK movies, (Man of Steel, Batman V Superman, Aquaman) a couple of pretty decent movies (Wonder Woman, Shazam) a barely passable Team Up movie that was released before half of the teams origin stories or character development (Aquaman, Flash, Cyborg) that should have been a big cash in on all the great work they did a plus set up a second wave of character based films but was barely good enough to keep DCEU afloat.

And after that rocky start the decision was made to piss away what little recognizable brand and they had built and nostalgia interest inherent in the characters in favor of woke *gurllllpower* super hero flix which Marvel did piss poor job making work in the solidly established and massively popular MCU.

And you are saying management pulled the plug, maybe this isn't the best direction for DCEU? The deuce you say?

Posted by: mikethemoose at August 03, 2022 02:36 PM (T/vhV)

612 Ra's al Ghul's daughter (forget her name) in one.
-----------------------------
Marlo Thomas -- That Gul.

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at August 03, 2022 02:36 PM (yikp0)

613 and was shocked! That people in red state flyover deplorable country were very pleasant and nice. She didn't get the experience she thought she'd get.

Every few years, some lefty urbanite does a deep cover spelunk into flyover country and discovers that these are great people who are not racist at all and are very pleasant to be around to their shock and horror.

Every single one of these bits is the same: "I snuck into their church and found out they weren't lynching anyone. They still are crazy because they like Trump but didn't seem so in person and it made me question my presumptions about people for about 30 seconds then I ran back home to write this."

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 03, 2022 02:36 PM (Ivdso)

614
I thought you guys just fast-forwarded to the good.
Posted by: Jordan61 at August 03, 2022 02:33 PM (DRSnL)

HAHA should have said rated R, Still a good violent Movie


Punisher War Zone, I will say I enjoyed that movie.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at August 03, 2022 02:36 PM (dTgOy)

615 If I was going to make a movie with a truly dark character, I'd probably go with, "The Shadow."

What's not to like about someone who shoots first, asks questions later?

Bonus: Twin 1911's.
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(5pTK/) at August 03, 2022 02:34 PM (5pTK/)

There's an ok movie version made in the 90's, but with Alec Baldwin. Talk about shooting first..

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at August 03, 2022 02:36 PM (XvPQV)

616 Ready Player One, don't read or bother to buy the sequel, he went all in on the WOKE crap and trans Crap, read the reviews people say it garbage.
Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at August 03, 2022 02:33 PM (dTgOy)


Read the first chapter of RP One, got bored, never picked it up again. Don't think I need to worry about the sequel.

Posted by: Dr. T at August 03, 2022 02:36 PM (tp+tP)

617 572 The Punisher is insane, he'll shoot someone for jaywalking. Yes, his "end the bad guys" attitude is fun in a vigilante way but he's not a good guy.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 03, 2022 02:30 PM (Ivdso)

Don't we WANT the most brutal killer possible?

Posted by: Allie at August 03, 2022 02:36 PM (UnA8+)

618 If I was going to make a movie with a truly dark character, I'd probably go with, "The Shadow."
What's not to like about someone who shoots first, asks questions later?
Bonus: Twin 1911's.
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(5pTK/) at August 03, 2022 02:34 PM (5pTK/)

The Phantom > The Shadow

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at August 03, 2022 02:37 PM (2CExO)

619 Harlem, lol. Doubtful.

Staten Island though? Definitely not
Posted by: kallisto at August 03, 2022 02:32 PM (dCxaZ)

Bruce Willis in Harlem with the N sign hanging around his neck .

Posted by: roc Ingersol at August 03, 2022 02:37 PM (Vt2+G)

620 I visited Utah for over a week recently. My rental had CA plates. I wasn't thrilled about that, but I wasn't worried either. I didn't have a single problem with other drivers or leaving the car parked and I drove all over S Jordan, up to Box Elder County, down to St George, and back up to SLC.

Posted by: bonhomme at August 03, 2022 02:37 PM (eyxn4)

621 Hawk became a fan favorite in Spencer For Hire and became the template for Samuel Jackson's entire acting career.
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He's a bizarre space cadet in real life, but Avery Brooks did a great job as Spencer in the TV show. It wasn't very good Spencer but he was cool.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 03, 2022


***
Brooks played Hawk, the self-described legbreaker who often backed Spenser up in both the novels and TV series. Robert Urich was Spenser.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 03, 2022 02:37 PM (txdEq)

622 Last good Adult movie I saw was THE BULL good revenge movie about a guy that was gone and comes back wanting to find his son, the only good thing he ever did with his life from a scumbag (addict) of a wife in Hiding

That's a lot of plot for an adult movie.

Posted by: Ian S. at August 03, 2022 02:37 PM (ZGrMX)

623
Samuel Jackson's entire career is just perpetuating a negative black stereotype for the white man's money. No sarcasm.

That man has NO place calling Justice Thomas "Uncle Clarence."

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at August 03, 2022 02:37 PM (IXpV7)

624 Perhaps Ace should start Ewok Desk for election results. It shows the results, and those who are going down in flames get featured as victims in Ewok battle scenes. Imagine your least favorite governor's head on an At-St walking through the forest, and Ewoks cut two hanging tree trunks to squash the candidate. In large primaries, the losers can share space as the Ewok's victory drum helmets.

Posted by: Hour of the Wolf at August 03, 2022 02:37 PM (oGiDo)

625 > If I was going to make a movie with a truly dark character, I'd probably go with, "The Shadow."

Nah, bro. Darkwing Duck.

Posted by: bonhomme at August 03, 2022 02:38 PM (eyxn4)

626 >>>Ready Player One, don't read or bother to buy the sequel

The original sounded like an informercial for transhumanism which I find repulsive so I've never even approached it.

Posted by: mikethemoose at August 03, 2022 02:38 PM (T/vhV)

627 He also tried to gas the UN General Assembly in that story, while serving as the delegate from Iran. He subsequently suffered a "No one could survive that!" incident while attempting to escape from the UN.
Posted by: junior at August 03, 2022 02:16 PM (JcWDp)

See? You can find some good in the worst of people.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 03, 2022 02:38 PM (yVlD3)

628 We have a Betsy Ross flag .. Put it up on Jan. 20th to replace the American flag .. I guess I'm militia
Posted by: It's me donna


Ditto. But I've had mine up for a decade. It's actually been replaced once, and this one is not as bright or crisp as it has been in the past.

Posted by: Oedipus at August 03, 2022 02:38 PM (84Mkk)

629 Whoospi thinks inflation is only a problem because of student loan payments? So is she going to do an Oprah one day and pay off the debts of everyone in the studio audience?

HA HA HA HA HA HA HA

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at August 03, 2022 02:38 PM (llON8)

630 Utterly incorrect. You either read his crappy Gerry Conway introduction comics or the crappy Garth Ennis comics.

I'm not sure what comics of Punisher you've read but I read him since his beginning (when he was a bad guy Spider-Man fought who tried to literally shoot a Jaywalker). He's not a good guy at all. Not even a little. He's a total bastard who kills bad guys. There may have been a print run you read where someone tried to make him more likable and nicer, but the greatest bulk of his existence in the comics makes it pretty clear.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 03, 2022 02:38 PM (Ivdso)

631 Free Guy > Ready Player One

Posted by: roc Ingersol at August 03, 2022 02:39 PM (Vt2+G)

632 Samuel Jackson's entire career is just perpetuating a negative black stereotype for the white man's money. No sarcasm.

The guy is Irate Black Man. He's a stereotype of a cliche of a slur.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at August 03, 2022 02:39 PM (ppBhU)

633 Brooks played Hawk, the self-described legbreaker who often backed Spenser up in both the novels and TV series.

Right, I got the name wrong, as can be seen in context. He's a really weird dude in real life though. Like a clove-smoking jazz piano dabbling hipster douchebag.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 03, 2022 02:40 PM (Ivdso)

634 I didn't know Melinda Gates dumped her lizardly husband because of Jeffrey Epstein:

https://tinyurl.com/nhecfh8e
Posted by: kallisto

IIRC Epstein was the last straw. Billie dallied with MS ladies; but, this was to public to gloss over for Melinda.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at August 03, 2022 02:40 PM (MxUom)

635 Samuel Jackson's entire career is just perpetuating a negative black stereotype for the white man's money. No sarcasm.

That man has NO place calling Justice Thomas "Uncle Clarence."
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at August 03, 2022 02:37 PM (IXpV7)


Especially given Django Unchained, in which he played a literal....rhymes with "louse digger."

Posted by: Dr. T at August 03, 2022 02:40 PM (tp+tP)

636 Samuel Jackson in The Long Kiss Goodnight was way less over the top Sam Jackson.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at August 03, 2022 02:40 PM (yQpMk)

637 Great photo of Batmooch.

https://bit.ly/3PW8xBO

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now Is the Summer of Our Discontent n at August 03, 2022 02:40 PM (FVME7)

638 @594 And current Robin, Damian, is the son.

----

Dead son, isn't he? Or did they reverse that?

Posted by: junior at August 03, 2022 02:40 PM (JcWDp)

639 I'm not sure what comics of Punisher you've read but I read him since his beginning (when he was a bad guy Spider-Man fought who tried to literally shoot a Jaywalker). He's not a good guy at all. Not even a little. He's a total bastard who kills bad guys. There may have been a print run you read where someone tried to make him more likable and nicer, but the greatest bulk of his existence in the comics makes it pretty clear.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 03, 2022


***
He sounds kind of like Spillane's Mike Hammer in a superhero costume.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 03, 2022 02:41 PM (txdEq)

640
Anyone remember that movie with Gerard Butler in which he plays a gamer in a real-life video game? I forget what it's called. Good movie, I thought.

Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at August 03, 2022 02:41 PM (xWhqL)

641 Samuel Jackson in The Long Kiss Goodnight was way less over the top Sam Jackson.

Great movie, very underrated.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 03, 2022 02:41 PM (Ivdso)

642 Speaking of woke arts...

I saw about 10 mins of Bill Burr the other night, some Netflix special that my oldest wanted to watch. He's another one, like early Colbert, who I would call a "white-conservative minstrel." That is, he "plays" a white-guy-conservative, but is really just a lot of broad "look-at-how-white-guy-stupid-I am.. yuk yuk.."
And, he had a whole routine about "both side" in the Coronavirus. The "Karens" who were so afraid. And, all those "beer belly pro America guys" who all of a sudden "don't trust the government!" "But I thought all you guys were so ra-ra America !" Ha ha yuk yuk.

Yes, conservatives are about loving more government, except for Covid. What an ignorant, unfunny clown.

Posted by: Zek at August 03, 2022 02:41 PM (OzNIz)

643 Black Snake Moan was Jackson's best role.

Posted by: roc Ingersol at August 03, 2022 02:41 PM (Vt2+G)

644 640
Anyone remember that movie with Gerard Butler in which he plays a gamer in a real-life video game? I forget what it's called. Good movie, I thought.
Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at August 03, 2022 02:41 PM (xWhqL)

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Gamer

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 03, 2022 02:41 PM (LvTSG)

645 I always thought that Spencer for Hire was a knock-off of the old radio and TV series "Boston Blackie."

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at August 03, 2022 02:41 PM (lf83v)

646 Rocksteady, not Rockstar. That would be very different.
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Thanks, I'm old, so name stuff is my kryptonite.

Posted by: really, no kidding at August 03, 2022 02:42 PM (s50BM)

647 Samuel Jackson in The Long Kiss Goodnight was way less over the top Sam Jackson.
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at August 03, 2022 02:40 PM (yQpMk)


Definitely. I liked that movie.

Posted by: Jordan61 at August 03, 2022 02:42 PM (DRSnL)

648 More and more I realize that the leftist movement is mostly about destroying good things than it is about creating something better.

Posted by: TB at August 03, 2022 02:42 PM (LJrwl)

649 He sounds kind of like Spillane's Mike Hammer in a superhero costume.

That is a pretty good way to describe the character. He's on the side of justice, but will let no one get in his way, and has zero tolerance. They've toned him down significantly since his Spider-Man origin, but he's still heartless and utterly fixated on his war on crime.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 03, 2022 02:42 PM (Ivdso)

650 >>> 602 566 FBI came out with a directory of "Violent Military Extremism" symbols. Punisher symbol is one of them.
As is the Betsy Ross flag and the Gadsden flag.
shorturl.at/ciNW9
Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at August 03, 2022 02:29 PM (lf83v)

I guess my Major League Infidel t-shirt is right out then.
Posted by: CZ = FNG, Free Republic of Florida at August 03, 2022 02:35 PM (MkuC5)

I know someone who has a Punisher symbol on the back of a sports car. I'm sure this person (and the zillions of others with the same on the truck or whatever else) will be thrilled to know the Eff.Bee.EYE has eliminated the threat of Islamic terrorism and is now moving on to them.

...and you people keep telling me the commies aren't stupid.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at August 03, 2022 02:42 PM (llON8)

651 Utterly incorrect. You either read his crappy Gerry Conway introduction comics or the crappy Garth Ennis comics.

I'm not sure what comics of Punisher you've read but I read him since his beginning (when he was a bad guy Spider-Man fought who tried to literally shoot a Jaywalker). He's not a good guy at all. Not even a little. He's a total bastard who kills bad guys. There may have been a print run you read where someone tried to make him more likable and nicer, but the greatest bulk of his existence in the comics makes it pretty clear.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 03, 2022 02:38 PM (Ivdso)

The Punisher is a Mack Bolan knock off who avenges the death of innocents, like his family's murder. I started with the Steven Grant series, on thorugh Carl Potts editing it, with Mike Baron. Grant recots the stupid 'shooing jaywalkers' bullshit Conway wrote. From there to (1986) to 1995 I consider the canonical Punisher. Before they turned him into a zombie and other bullshit.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at August 03, 2022 02:42 PM (XvPQV)

652 Piglet McCain is in a complete meltdown because her repugnant dead fathers party is toast in AZ. She'll weigh 450lbs by the end of the year.
Posted by: Maj. Healey at August 03, 2022 02:21 PM (m7R0k)

Somebody needs to make a meme picture of a harpoon-toting Captain Ahab staring at Meggie Mac with dollar signs in his eyes.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 03, 2022 02:42 PM (yVlD3)

653 I liked Batgirl, peasants.

Posted by: Allahpundit's Weepy Ass at August 03, 2022 02:42 PM (47hkP)

654 Joe still has the china flu.. Wonder if he wants to taunt Trump again

Posted by: It's me donna at August 03, 2022 02:43 PM (bs+z0)

655 Great movie, very underrated.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 03, 2022 02:41 PM (Ivdso)
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Geena Davis was on her way up, then, for some reason, she made, "Cutthroat Island."

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(5pTK/) at August 03, 2022 02:43 PM (5pTK/)

656 I've waited all my life to see "Song of the South." I loved the "Uncle Remus" stories as a little girl; I had an LP narrated by Huckleberry Hound. Thank you so much for posting its availability--I just ordered it.
Posted by: goddessoftheclassroom at August 03, 2022 02:33 PM (REJkJ)

I read the reviews and people say it's the best they have seen and you will have to choose the audio and if you have to strip the region from it use DVDFAB, I used to upload all of my Dvd's to my server and they let you try if for free and use it 3 times before you buy it.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at August 03, 2022 02:43 PM (dTgOy)

657 Andrej further speculates that if Zaslav is willing to #cancel a $70 or probably $100 million movie just to save some of the remaining brand value

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Nice.

Posted by: runner at August 03, 2022 02:44 PM (aTol7)

658 Well, the thread has run its course, so it's time to propose a big-budget replacement for these DC films. My proposal is a movie duet: Shatgirl & Stuporwoman. Sort of Cheech & Chong meets Two Girls, One Cup. I think I can tick off all the boxes Hollywood is looking for in my treatment.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at August 03, 2022 02:44 PM (ppBhU)

659 I saw about 10 mins of Bill Burr the other night, some Netflix special that my oldest wanted to watch.

Yeah Burr has... changed. He's lost his nads, I think his wife has them in a jar somewhere. His latest special of "risk taking rebel" comedians was a who's who list of woke loser not-funny guys.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 03, 2022 02:44 PM (Ivdso)

660 Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men but doesn't know if they're men men? Woke Shadow.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now Is the Summer of Our Discontent n at August 03, 2022 02:44 PM (FVME7)

661 Who's with me?

Posted by: Comrade flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur at August 03, 2022 02:00 PM (U3uv2)

If you're in, I'm in.
Posted by: ... at August 03, 2022 02:18 PM (Ab1JM)

If he's in, I'm in.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards
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If these three are in, I'm out!

Posted by: ShainS -- Welcome to the boneyard, it gets worse here every day at August 03, 2022 02:44 PM (ysRX/)

662 Would it be racist to think Idris Elba would make a great Shadow?

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(5pTK/) at August 03, 2022 02:44 PM (5pTK/)

663 I liked Batgirl, peasants.
Posted by: Allahpundit's Weepy Ass at August 03, 2022 02:42 PM (47hkP)


The "weepy" refers to tears, right?

Posted by: Dr. T at August 03, 2022 02:44 PM (tp+tP)

664 What an ignorant, unfunny clown.
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He's boston irish married to a black lady, and in the entertainment business. He's pretending that he isn't threading the needle, but that's what he's trying to do.

Posted by: I've enjoyed his stuff in the past, but now he's got something to lose at August 03, 2022 02:44 PM (iequL)

665 Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men but doesn't know if they're men men? Woke Shadow.
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how do you know thy're men? Are you a biologist?

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at August 03, 2022 02:44 PM (lf83v)

666 >>>Gerard Butler in which he plays a gamer

Yeah that's actually the title, "Gamer"

A lot of cautionary warnings about transhumanism there, along with another film I like Surrogates.

Posted by: mikethemoose at August 03, 2022 02:45 PM (T/vhV)

667 Batgirl was as black as my liver.

Posted by: Allahpundit's Vodka Breath at August 03, 2022 02:45 PM (47hkP)

668 Ginger 666!!!!

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at August 03, 2022 02:45 PM (yikp0)

669 I'm always kind of amused at how pop culture is pretty much the biggest draw here at the HQ. Absolutely nothing wrong with that. Just an observation.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at August 03, 2022 02:45 PM (Xrfse)

670 There were some great voices in that series (I think that's the one I'm thinking of). Olivia Hussey (the one and only Juliet) did Ra's al Ghul's daughter (forget her name)

Bitsy al Ghul.

Posted by: naturalfake at August 03, 2022 02:45 PM (5NkmN)

671 The greatest vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings. The greatest virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of misery. - WC

Posted by: roc Ingersol at August 03, 2022 02:45 PM (Vt2+G)

672 @655

>>Geena Davis was on her way up, then, for some reason, she made, "Cutthroat Island."

I think she was married to the director and he was like babe, hook a hubby up.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at August 03, 2022 02:45 PM (O7MKG)

673 If these three are in, I'm out!
Posted by: ShainS -- Welcome to the boneyard, it gets worse here every day at August 03, 2022 02:44 PM (ysRX/)


That took a lot longer than I thought it would.

Posted by: Jordan61 at August 03, 2022 02:45 PM (DRSnL)

674 Completely agnostic on this - never see this kind of film, so, could not care less. Hollywood/filmmaking has always been a financial business more than the artistic venture that some believe it to be. A decision to cut losses and stop throwing good money after bad is part of everyday.

The remark about the cost of distribution and the making of "prints" is probably in error. Most films are distributed digitally, no need to make "prints" and ship them all over.

Posted by: Emil Blatz at August 03, 2022 02:46 PM (7mRgx)

675 @669

>>I'm always kind of amused at how pop culture is pretty much the biggest draw here at the HQ. Absolutely nothing wrong with that. Just an observation.

I would say pop culture of the 40s to the late 90's.

We mostly rag on everything from 2000 on.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at August 03, 2022 02:46 PM (O7MKG)

676 666 >>>Gerard Butler in which he plays a gamer

Yeah that's actually the title, "Gamer"

A lot of cautionary warnings about transhumanism there, along with another film I like Surrogates.
Posted by: mikethemoose
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Almost fitting...666.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at August 03, 2022 02:46 PM (wHazn)

677 Who doesn't like a little ass buggering?

Oh, sorry. I misread badassery. Irrespective the point still stands.

Posted by: Allahpundit's Vodka Breath at August 03, 2022 02:47 PM (47hkP)

678 The Phantom> The Shadow>>>>> The Spirit

Posted by: Aetius451AD at August 03, 2022 02:47 PM (dNqv+)

679 IIRC Epstein was the last straw. Billie dallied with MS ladies; but, this was to public to gloss over for Melinda.
Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at August 03, 2022 02:40 PM

Funny that a billionaire who had all these high powered people to pedo island and the only thing to come out of it was Prince Andrew paying some money to a victim and Maxwell doing yoga and staying at club fed. And that's it. Well other than Epstein suiciding himself (cough) Then all quiet. nothing. No journalist looking into it. Records sealed. Nothing to see.

Posted by: Minnfidel at August 03, 2022 02:47 PM (532WG)

680 It's just like Lord of The Flies except more currency.

Posted by: humphreyrobot at August 03, 2022 02:47 PM (IpRgd)

681 "FBI came out with a directory of "Violent Military Extremism" symbols. Punisher symbol is one of them.
As is the Betsy Ross flag and the Gadsden flag.
shorturl.at/ciNW9
Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at August 03, 2022 02:29 PM (lf83v)"

I have plans to swap out my Stars and Stripes for a Moultry Liberty flag.

Posted by: Zek at August 03, 2022 02:47 PM (OzNIz)

682 Almost fitting...666.
Posted by: SMH
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Sure! Rub my face in missing it, SMH!!

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at August 03, 2022 02:47 PM (yikp0)

683 >>>Absolutely nothing wrong with that. Just an observation.

We learned our lesson after losing the culture war, and as a result almost losing everything. We need to be engaged in the culture war. That you Andrew Breitbart for putting us back in the fight we had lost.

Posted by: mikethemoose at August 03, 2022 02:48 PM (T/vhV)

684 I'm always kind of amused at how pop culture is pretty much the biggest draw here at the HQ. Absolutely nothing wrong with that. Just an observation.
Posted by: Notorious BFD
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Considering the lot of us were born in the 60s and 70s, not too surprising.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at August 03, 2022 02:48 PM (wHazn)

685 There's been some good films since 2000 but the rate of good ones per year slowed immensely. I've done this experiment before, but its easy to do: pick any month from 1939 to 2000 and look at the list of films released that month. Chances are there's at least one really great classic if not more.

Until 2000 when suddenly you're lucky to get one really great movie a year.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 03, 2022 02:48 PM (Ivdso)

686 This culminates in Bruce realizing the only way to stop this is if he kills the Joker. Since Batman does not kill, he abandons the cowl and ends up killing the Joker as Bruce Wayne in a cataclysmic fight. Then turns himself in for life in prison.
Posted by: Voyager at August 03, 2022 02:18 PM (u5PZm)

I can't get over how good this is, but no way in hell a city like Gotham is jailing Bruce Wayne over killing the Joker. Billionaires don't even go to jail for rabid Epsteinism.

I can see Bruce Wayne being absolutely disgusted over being acquitted for straight up killing the Joker despite a full and total confession, renouncing his wealth to become a pediatrician.

Posted by: trev006 at August 03, 2022 02:48 PM (3eRYu)

687 lol andycannuck.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at August 03, 2022 02:48 PM (wHazn)

688 Whoopi Goldberg starring in. Fatgirl!

Posted by: Minnfidel at August 03, 2022 02:48 PM (532WG)

689 I'm always kind of amused at how pop culture is pretty much the biggest draw here at the HQ. ... just an observation
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Politics is downstream from Culture

And Culture is downstream from Religion.

Posted by: some other observations at August 03, 2022 02:48 PM (cYwTe)

690 I see Zaslev wasn't suckered in by the sunk cost fallacy.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM Guy at August 03, 2022 02:48 PM (ZSK0i)

691 aos used to be 50% politics 50% cultural / entertainment/ history

Now it's 95% politics except on the weekends,

Posted by: roc Ingersol at August 03, 2022 02:49 PM (Vt2+G)

692 Geena Davis was on her way up, then, for some reason, she made, "Cutthroat Island."

I think she was married to the director and he was like babe, hook a hubby up.
Posted by: Thomas Bender at August 03, 2022 02:45 PM (O7MKG)


Ackshewallee, I remember reading that "Cutthroat Island" was Geena Davis' baby all the way.

She wanted to make the feminist point that women could make great action heroes as well.

so, she roped hubby Rennie Harlan into that deal.

Posted by: naturalfake at August 03, 2022 02:49 PM (5NkmN)

693 Chances are there's at least one really great classic if not more.
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I was fifteen in 1984.

I was covered up in good movies.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at August 03, 2022 02:49 PM (wHazn)

694 I could play Batgirl bring that I'm now unemployed and don't have a penis.

Posted by: Allahpundit's Vodka Breath at August 03, 2022 02:49 PM (47hkP)

695 I always thought that Spencer for Hire was a knock-off of the old radio and TV series "Boston Blackie."
Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at August 03, 2022


***
Robert Parker was a big devotee of Raymond Chandler, in fact wrote his dissertation on RC. He bounced a lot of his ideas about Spenser off of Chandler's Philip Marlowe, but gave him a more cheerful and optimistic outlook. And Parker was from and lived in Boston. At that time (ca. 1972) it was a new idea to base a private eye in written fiction there.

The TV series was later, around 1985-87, around there.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 03, 2022 02:50 PM (txdEq)

696 Geena Davis a real head turner. So too, Jeanne Triplehorn, back in the day.

Posted by: CZ = FNG, Free Republic of Florida at August 03, 2022 02:50 PM (MkuC5)

697 Remember wheN HP bought Palm for $1 billion then pissed it away.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at August 03, 2022 02:50 PM (n/9WP)

698 don't watch none of the new shit except shit like The Terminalist and The Old Man and Reacher, which are just Okay.

Try "Mr In-Between" and "The Bear" on Hulu.

Hulu is now eating Netflix's lunch dinner and afternoon snack.

Posted by: Box Culvert, Cynic at Large. Okay, Medium. at August 03, 2022 02:50 PM (9s20h)

699 Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at August 03, 2022 02:47 PM (yikp0)

Thank for the Coast Guard link this morning. I sent it to husband and he's pissed. He's talking about getting rid of personalized plates (CG plates that has his rate and the years he served).

Posted by: Jordan61 at August 03, 2022 02:50 PM (DRSnL)

700 694 I could play Batgirl bring that I'm now unemployed and don't have a penis.
Posted by: Allahpundit's Vodka Breath at August 03, 2022 02:49 PM (47hkP)

Not enough mentions of eating feces by choice to be Allah.

Posted by: Allie at August 03, 2022 02:50 PM (UnA8+)

701 Wow, the thread in the movie thread is longer than the movie post.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(5pTK/) at August 03, 2022 02:50 PM (5pTK/)

702 >>>The guy is Irate Black Man. He's a stereotype of a cliche of a slur.

>Don't forget he culturally appropriated Nick Fury.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at August 03, 2022 02:50 PM (WHt4f)

703 I'm rarely typical for women in general. But I was never into super hero comics. I liked the funny ones somewhat. So aside from the fact that I'm not into woke BS of Girrrrrllls being stronger, faster, better than men I'm not interested in plunking down bucks to watch a super hero flick or to read a super hero comic book.

And in spite of the fact that I'm not super typical, I think statistics shows that most women, who might be more interested in a woman hero or lead are not into the super hero genre. If I want to see a tough woman character I want the Gunsmoke Miss Kitty model. Tough w/o any BS about being stronger than the Marshall.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at August 03, 2022 02:51 PM (3cGpq)

704 The crap that is put out now...no thanks.

And I'm finding it harder and harder as I get older to separate the actor from the performance, since they insist on letting me know what they think 24/7.

So it's easier to just not watch except on rare occasions.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at August 03, 2022 02:51 PM (wHazn)

705 659 I saw about 10 mins of Bill Burr the other night, some Netflix special that my oldest wanted to watch.

Yeah Burr has... changed. He's lost his nads, I think his wife has them in a jar somewhere. His latest special of "risk taking rebel" comedians was a who's who list of woke loser not-funny guys.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 03, 2022 02:44 PM (Ivdso)

Bill Burr and his Wife made a Documentary about Patrice O'Neal and because the Bill Burr's wife HATES Anthony Cumia didn't interview him or include him in the Documentary about Patrice's life and they were best friends.

Anthony and Patrice did a bit where Anthony wearing a NAZI helmet see's if a Taxi will pick him up vs a Black Man Patrice O'Neal. it's some of the funniest radio I have ever heard.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at August 03, 2022 02:51 PM (cxG4V)

706 I saw Cutthroat Island in the theater. And empty theater.

I liked Frank Langella.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at August 03, 2022 02:52 PM (dNqv+)

707 Posted by: Box Culvert, Cynic at Large. Okay, Medium. at August 03, 2022 02:50 PM (9s20h)

Mr In Between is my favorite. Most disappointing thing about it is it ended too soon.

Posted by: roc Ingersol at August 03, 2022 02:52 PM (Vt2+G)

708 I'm surprised no one brought up Joaquin Phoenix's Joker yet. The fact was it's easily one of the most iconic Joker portrayals, and its success is really an indictment of superhero movies in general. You don't need big budgets, you just need good writing.

How awful did the Batfemale movie have to be to fail clearing a very low bar? One can only imagine. I suspect something else had to make this movie too toxic to risk. Sacrificing and using young girls isn't enough for Hollywood: so what is?

Posted by: trev006 at August 03, 2022 02:52 PM (aILFM)

709 Posted by: SMH at what's coming at August 03, 2022 02:48 PM
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Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at August 03, 2022 02:52 PM (yikp0)

710 > Remember wheN HP bought Palm for $1 billion then pissed it away.
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I still have a Palm Pilot. Also a Motorola StarTac flip phone.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at August 03, 2022 02:52 PM (BFigT)

711 Story at ZH about a 25 year old tranny cheerleader who is charged with assaulting a 17 year old actual girl at cheer camp for misgendering.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at August 03, 2022 02:52 PM (n/9WP)

712 Robert Parker was a big devotee of Raymond Chandler, in fact wrote his dissertation on RC.

You can see it more clearly in his first books, but Parker found his own voice and built his own character eventually. Some of it was... less successful than other parts. Hawk was great. Susan was miserable.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 03, 2022 02:52 PM (Ivdso)

713 Love the Baldwin Shadow.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at August 03, 2022 02:52 PM (44ww/)

714 I'm rarely typical for women in general. But I was never into super hero comics.
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Same here, and I was a big Transformers fangirl.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at August 03, 2022 02:52 PM (wHazn)

715 Did a man in a van full of DC comics lure Ace in and drive away?

Posted by: Sphynx at August 03, 2022 02:52 PM (P6qMv)

716 I looked up "Ann Sarnoff" and one of the links was an interview made 11 months ago. At the time, Sarnoff had over 400 productions in the pipeline, including 25 feature films. A busy girl.

Posted by: mrp at August 03, 2022 02:52 PM (6eRlp)

717 NOODlum.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at August 03, 2022 02:52 PM (Zz0t1)

718
nooooddddd

Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at August 03, 2022 02:53 PM (xWhqL)

719 Geena Davis a real head turner. So too, Jeanne Triplehorn, back in the day.
Posted by: CZ = FNG, Free Republic of Florida at August 03, 2022


***
Watching that turkey Basic Instinct, I could not understand why Michael Douglas's character would throw over Jeanne's gorgeous psychologist, who loved him, for the blonde cobra of Sharon Stone.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 03, 2022 02:54 PM (txdEq)

720 Thank for the Coast Guard link this morning.
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You're welcome.

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at August 03, 2022 02:54 PM (yikp0)

721 The Sarnoff interview was a CNBC item.

Posted by: mrp at August 03, 2022 02:54 PM (6eRlp)

722 @690 excellent point, stunning for Hollywood as well. Quit digging is useful life advice.

Posted by: Indignacio Vindacatorem at August 03, 2022 02:55 PM (oWBc3)

723 I looked up "Ann Sarnoff" and one of the links was an interview made 11 months ago. At the time, Sarnoff had over 400 productions in the pipeline, including 25 feature films. A busy girl.
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Most of the them prolly can't be salvaged. Talk about eating losses. But if you got a cancer, they only chance you may have is to cut it out.

Posted by: observation at August 03, 2022 02:55 PM (Bomep)

724 638 @594 And current Robin, Damian, is the son.

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Dead son, isn't he? Or did they reverse that?
Posted by: junior at August 03, 2022 02:40 PM (JcWDp)

Reversed...Ras is dead for the moment, though...

Posted by: Nova local at August 03, 2022 02:55 PM (exHjb)

725 Robert Parker was a big devotee of Raymond Chandler, in fact wrote his dissertation on RC.
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You can see it more clearly in his first books, but Parker found his own voice and built his own character eventually. Some of it was... less successful than other parts. Hawk was great. Susan was miserable.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 03, 2022


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True, mostly, though I liked Susan quite a bit in the early novels as well. She and Hawk are manifestations of different parts of Spenser's personality, the way McCoy and Spock are of Kirk's.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 03, 2022 02:56 PM (txdEq)

726 Watching that turkey Basic Instinct, I could not understand why Michael Douglas's character would throw over Jeanne's gorgeous psychologist, who loved him, for the blonde cobra of Sharon Stone.

Even less explicable: Fatal Attraction with him throwing aside Ann Archer A DAY AFTER SHE TOOK A TRIP for ... Glenn Close????

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 03, 2022 02:57 PM (Ivdso)

727 I could not understand why Michael Douglas's character would throw over Jeanne's gorgeous psychologist, who loved him, for the blonde cobra of Sharon Stone.
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B.L.O.W.J.O.B.S.

Posted by: let me spell it out for you at August 03, 2022 02:57 PM (nlWBn)

728 Star Wars Actress Describes New Series "Andor" As “Great, Scurrilous Take On The Trumpian World,” Says Showrunner Created “A Whole New Morality”

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I would not go by what that washed up Vanessa Redgrave wannabe postulated .

Posted by: runner at August 03, 2022 02:57 PM (aTol7)

729 Watching that turkey Basic Instinct, I could not understand why Michael Douglas's character would throw over Jeanne's gorgeous psychologist, who loved him, for the blonde cobra of Sharon Stone.
*
Even less explicable: Fatal Attraction with him throwing aside Ann Archer A DAY AFTER SHE TOOK A TRIP for ... Glenn Close????
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 03, 2022


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I know: Douglas has played that kind of sucker at least twice. And Anne, his wife character, is not painted as a monster or a shrew, right?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 03, 2022 02:58 PM (txdEq)

730 Star Wars Actress Describes New Series "Andor" As “Great, Scurrilous Take On The Trumpian World,” Says Showrunner Created “A Whole New Morality”

I am guessing this is just her demented take because the planet is run by an evil tyrant and that means Trump in her mind.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 03, 2022 02:58 PM (Ivdso)

731 I would not go by what that washed up Vanessa Redgrave wannabe postulated .
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I think you meant PUSTULATED.

Posted by: SWIDT? at August 03, 2022 02:59 PM (nlWBn)

732 Even less explicable: Fatal Attraction with him throwing aside Ann Archer A DAY AFTER SHE TOOK A TRIP for ... Glenn Close????
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 03, 2022

***
I know: Douglas has played that kind of sucker at least twice. And Anne, his wife character, is not painted as a monster or a shrew, right?
==
Do not underestimate the power of a sloppily enthusiastic blowjob.

Posted by: you know what i mean? at August 03, 2022 03:00 PM (nlWBn)

733 Ya know..."Ginger" is just an anagram for "N" word...

Posted by: birddog at August 03, 2022 03:15 PM (uAI4S)

734 This movie was a diversity hire shit show from the start. A black/ Hispanic actress with 1 credit to her name, where she basically played herself. Two middle eastern directors who directed crap, then shit the bed with badboys, then directed the biggest diversity hire series, Ms Marvel. And finally a writer who again wrote two awful films, then somehow was hired to write big blockbusters, that failed miserably, but continued to get hired because she's an ugly female. Hopefully studios will see how when you keep just hiring people because of their race or sexuality, instead of skill, you will produce garbage. Someone like Justin Lin got a huge movie business because he's Asian, but because he made a huge movie on his own before a studio dared look his way.

As someone in this business it's hilarious how people somehow think that a white kid walks on set and the next day is made a director. Most work 18 hour days for slave wages, for years, before maybe moving to something better. These low level jobs almost always white or Asian kids, because the others walk in on day one and think they should be the director, and quit days later after minimal hard work.

Posted by: Rbastid at August 03, 2022 03:24 PM (fqb04)

735 Between this debacle and the "Top Gun" revenues execs would add 1+1.

But that requires an understanding of elementary arithmetic and common sense.

Posted by: Levin at August 03, 2022 03:24 PM (yMQGD)

736 There's an ok movie version made in the 90's, but with Alec Baldwin. Talk about shooting first..
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at August 03, 2022 02:36 PM (XvPQV)


Razorfist does a podcast called The Shadowcast

He goes over the early pulps, the early radio shows and talks a lot about that
Worth listening to, he is very committed to the series and does reenactments of the "lost" shows that only have scripts

Posted by: Kindltot at August 03, 2022 03:25 PM (xhaym)

737 because she can't physically protect herself.

When Chuck Dixon was writing Birds of Prey, Barbara learned stick fighting. She was no sitting duck.

Posted by: Weak Geek at August 03, 2022 04:31 PM (Zfke9)

738
Commissioner Gordon's daughter!?
ok, baking in Heat Wave,
coast on light thoughts thru sundown.

Posted by: zigzag at August 03, 2022 05:44 PM (Z6jUA)

739 Wait a minute… how can batgirl be Latinx if she identifies as a girl? That sort of nails down the Latina doesn’t it?

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Posted by: Sarah at August 03, 2022 11:13 PM (JJqDA)

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Posted by: halfear at August 04, 2022 07:18 AM (Jbgzu)

742 The movies biz in the last 40 years must be what it felt like to live in the UK in the 1830's

yeah, I love Georgian furniture but some of this William IV stuff aint bad

and then came Vicky and everything went to shit
---
Not really, this is like living in the US in any period.
The US is not exactly known for being the land of good taste. I mean , the UK didn't suddenly find itself awash with street-crapping ,obese junkies.

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