That’s Disappointing

It’s been kinda a crummy weekend so far. Jen and I were looking for an old timey holiday friendly movie to watch to brighten things up a smidge. Something possessed me to suggest Holiday Inn, the Bing Crosby movie that includes the debut of the song White Christmas.

We made it as far as the black face scene.

Well, that’s disappointing.

Halloween Plans

So with over 1400 new cases of Covid-19 in Massachusetts today, and over 80,000 new cases nation wide, I figured I’d bring up the topic of Halloween plans.

What are you folks doing?

Wanna know what we’re doing?

Our plans are to turn off all the lights outside of the house, turn off all the lights inside the house that face the street, close all of the curtains, lock ourselves into a room in the back of the house and act like Shaun and Liz and Ed and Dianne and David and Shaun’s mom from Shaun of the Dead and wait for this whole thing to blow over.

Happy Covid-ween, everyone. Stay home and wash your damn hands!

Diana Rigg

Diana Rigg passed away. Cancer. I’m so sick of cancer.

She was wonderful. You all know her as the Queen of Thorns in Game of Thrones. You may all know her from the old TV series, The Avengers (not Marvel).

What we all should know her from though… the most important role she played… One of the most important roles in film history…

She played Mrs James Bond.

Rest in Peace, Mrs Bond.

Chadwick Boseman

It feels a little like Neil Peart, doesn’t it? I mean, no offense to Mr Boseman, his memory, his fans, his family, his friends, but this isn’t devastating to me the way Neil Peart was, but it probably is to more people. I just mean, one day he’s there and the next day he’s not, and not only do you learn he’s gone, but you learn he’d been suffering for years and none of us knew.

We’re going to watch Black Panther today. I think we should watch Civil War and Infinity War and Endgame too. The only non-Marvel movie I’ve seen him in is 42. We should watch that one too.

Minority Opinion

We watch a lot of Marvel movies in our house. I think I’ve seen them all but one (Thor 2… I’ll get to it, don’t worry) and even when they aren’t that good they are still great.

I have to confess something though. Most people will disagree, and it may be shocking to hear but…

I still prefer DC Comics to Marvel.

Always have, always will.

Are the DC Movies great? Not even close. Are they as bad as people say they are? Probably. Do I still enjoy them? Yup. I most definitely do.

I’m a little behind right now. I haven’t seen Birds of Prey or Joker. Even with all the rave reviews and Oscar buzz, I still haven’t seen Joker. I’ll get to it, don’t worry.

Two things happened yesterday that relate to this. First, I was looking through the menus on HBO Max and came to their DC page. Joker is there, and I’ll get to it, but the one that jumped out at me was The Killing Joke. I’d heard it was okay. Like most of the DC movies, nothing special. I actually read that book though so I gave it a look. It was okay. Mark Hamill pretty much IS The Joker. The only real thought I had was that it’s time to bring Bat Girl into the live action movies. I once heard someone suggest Margaret Qualley from The Leftovers and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood for the role and from that moment on she’s been it for me. Whatever.

The other thing was I saw a cast photo from Wonder Woman 1984. It comes out in October, but I’m ready. Wonder Woman is hands down the best DCEU film. It’s the only one that holds up in comparison to Marvel. It was fantastic. Is it the best DC movie ever? For my money it’s either that or Dark Knight.

Anyway, looking at all the DC movies listed in the HBO Max menu, and knowing that Wonder Woman 2 is on the way, I decided to binge/prep for it. I started watching Batman vs Superman. I was about an hour into it when I realized that HBO doesn’t have the extended version, so I switched over to Apple. I’ve had to start and stop a bunch of times but once I finish (40 minutes to go) I’ll move on to Wonder Woman, and then to Justice League, and then I’ll be fully prepared for the next movie. I’ll also be prepped for the Snyder Cut of Justice League, even though it’s going to take a long time for them to have that release ready to go. I’m looking forward to that one too.

So yeah. I still like the DC movies. Wanna make something of it, tough guy? I didn’t think so.

Buddy Christ

Cleaning the kitchen…

Opened a cabinet that hasn’t been opened in almost 10 years…

BAM!

“The Buddy Christ. Now that’s not the sanctioned term we’re using for the symbol, just something we’ve been kicking around the office, but look at it. Doesn’t it… pop? Buddy Christ…”

Thank you, Kevin Smith. We are forever in your debt… even if I haven’t seen Jay and Silent Bob Reboot yet…. or Tusk…. or Yoga Hosers. Gimme a break, dude. I’m getting to it. I mean I did see Red State, so I’ve got that to bring to the table at least.

It’s About God Damn Time!

The first trailer for The Dark Tower movie has arrived.  I’m not going to lie to you, this doesn’t appear to have all that much to do with Stephen King’s books. I’m a little nervous about that.  I don’t want to just see the books on the screen, I want them to make the movie stand on it’s own, but I’m a little nervous to say the least.

 

Though I have to be honest… hearing the whole I do not aim with my hand mantra out loud was pretty freaking awesome.