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  1. On 6/1/2023 at 8:57 PM, SpaceChampion said:

    The Brazilian dub of No Way Home contains captions of the background voices (where Peter is settling in to his apartment) mentioning "Miles".  The speakers are identified as Jeff and Rio, who are the parents of Miles Morales.   So a live-action Miles maybe be coming soon.



    I get why some people might be excited for this, but I’m not one of them.

    we already have a brilliant animated Miles Morales who’s starred in two of the best CBM’s I’ve ever seen. A live action MCU version would almost certainly be a disappointment by comparison.

    Still, it’s probably inevitable.

  2. 9 hours ago, The Grey Wolf Strikes Back said:

    I couldn't understand anything Spider-Punk said.

    Glad I wasn’t the only one, although there were other lines I had trouble hearing. The soundtrack was definitely not optimized in my theater.


    Also, was I the only one uncomfortable with Spider-Woman swinging around while heavily pregnant? 

    I was more concerned with Spider-Toddler being strapped to Peter B Parker’s torso. That bit of knitting isn’t going to provide much protection. Get the kid a helmet for Pete’s sake.

    But only in a cartoon could a pregnant woman ride a motorcycle with those ergonomics. 

  3. 25 minutes ago, Derfel Cadarn said:

    He’s now got a feud with Momoa apparently 

    How could anyone have a feud with Mamoa?

    14 hours ago, IlyaP said:

    Fast X really leaves me wondering: can two different series of movies (Fast & Furious and Mission: Impossible) cross over despite being produced by two different studios (Universal and Paramount)? 

    I don't know the ins and out of IP law for something like this, but more than ever, I am convinced that it would be goddamn awesome. Hell, someone went and imagined a crossover trailer a few years ago that's great fun.

    is this before or after the FF - Transformers crossover? Because that I’d like to see.

    if the money was there, the contracts would get sorted I'm sure.

  4. OK

    1. The sound mix in the theater was really messed up. There’s were big boomy parts where you could literally feel the floor shake but there was a lot of dialogue that I had a problem hearing. “metaphor for capitalism” was one of them. I only got it after the woman next to me started chuckling but even she waited half a beat to do so, which suggests to me I wasn’t the only one having problems. That character’s voice was unintelligible like, 50% of the time.

    2. To my shame, some of the people in my group were a bit too chatty during the film and were chuckling during one of the heavier scenes. These were my nieces. It’s like they forgot they weren’t watching a movie at home. There were others who also got a bit chatty and it was also annoying.

    3. About half way through, a gang of idiots (possibly drunk) came into the theater to watch the film. They had obviously come out of some other screening and decided to sneak into this one. Except they didn’t sneak in. It’s like they were going out of their way to make as much noise as possible. Someone must have complained because they got booted after a few minutes. 

    So maybe I need to rewatch before giving an opinion, but my feelings are a bit mixed. I loved the film. It started strong, ended really strong, and had a lot of really great stuff in between, but man is this film messy. It gets a bit clunky in the middle and the pacing is kind of weird at times. It could have easily lost about 20 minutes of runtime. Great antagonist.

    I’m definitely going to see this again, but on balance I’d say I liked the first one better. 


    I loved the Spider-Gwen prologue and holy crap that ending was devistating, -cough- BackToTheFuturePartTwo -cough-, but I think the dads party scene went on too long or could have been removed completely. 

    ETA: the way it handles the multiverse concept and Miles’ place in it is brilliant.  It’s something that was subtly set up in the first film and I never would have seen it coming.

    Also ETA: Shea Wingam as Capt. Stacy FTW.

  5. 1 hour ago, Zorral said:

    In the show, if I recall correctly, the sly references to this were made only among Liddy, Hunt and Hunt's wife -- and one or two of the Cuban Plumbers, one of them the Miami guy who -- in the show! -- also exhibits marks of Mafia, nobody else.

    Frank Sturgis;  born Frank Angelo Fiorini. I don’t think he had any mafia connections, but it’s plausible he had contact with guys like Giancana and Roselli because of his activities related to Cuba. Mostly he’s CIA. 

    I knew nothing about Dorothy Hunt until this show. However, there’s a scene in Nixon where Hunt and Dean have a secret meeting and Dean offers condolences for Hunts wife. Hunt’s reaction is odd but makes a lot more sense in context. I think Stone is either suggesting Hunt was involved in her death or that he’s not surprised she died.

  6. 15 minutes ago, Ran said:


    Wikipedia says he claims to have sung the Horst Wessel song the day he arrived in prison, so the circumstances that the show gives -- thankful convicts applauding him for his free lawyer help, led by an observant Jewish inmate -- are made up. 

    According to the shows producers, there’s a basis in fact for that stuff as well.

  7. 44 minutes ago, Ran said:

    Finished White House Plumbers. It was enjoyable enough, and had some fun madcap energy at times (particularly the last episode, there's an absurd, darkly funny scene with Liddy in prison). I'll see if I can find Gasllit somewhere. Lena Headey as Howard Hunt's wife was pretty good, but Justin Theroux's absurd G. Gordon Liddy is a bit of a scene stealer.

    Very surprised by how small Kiernan Shipka's role was on the show. Guess she had a hole in her schedule and the pay was good.


    I was listening to the White House Plumbers podcast today. Apparently the “absurd, darkly funny” scene in prison was real. Liddy was a weird guy.

    I assume you’re talking about the scene in the cafeteria.

  8. 24 minutes ago, Corvinus85 said:

    Do we really need a live-action How to Train Your Dragon? Universal just copying Disney's model.


    I will be shocked if live-action Toothless will match the cuteness of the animated one.

    Copying Disney’s model of “I can’t hear you over the sound of all this money, son!!!” Say what you will about Disney’s remakes, on balance they’ve been incredibly profitable. One or two of them even spawned a franchise. 

    At least this story is fairly contemporary compared to the Disney stuff. It’s also not a musical, which might be more suitable for a live action adaptation.

    This also has the advantage of being directed by the same guy who wrote/directed the original. My only concern is that his live-action directing credits are pretty thin. 

    As long as Gerard Butler gets to play Stoic the Vast, I’m in.

  9. 3 hours ago, BigFatCoward said:

    Spiderverse, flash and transformers all being released absurdly close together doesn't seem wise for box office success  

    One will rise. One shall fall. One shall… never mind. 

    ‘Going to see Spiderverse on Sunday. 

    ‘finished White House Plumbers. I got to like this more and more as it went on. It’s interesting that it was a drama told from the POV of the plumbers themselves; especially E Howard Hunt. I learned a few things I wasn’t aware of, like the fate of certain people.

  10. 3 hours ago, Myrddin said:

    Plus, I think most people stopped watching Bayformers well before Last Knight. 

    But they kept buying them action figures, Son! Cha Ching!!

    If there’s a fandom that is totally unbothered by continuity errors, plot holes, and lack-of-fidelity to the source material, it’s TF cinematic fans. They’re like, “yeah, fuck it. Give us giant robots smashy smashy.”

    they have much to teach us.

  11. 7 hours ago, Derfel Cadarn said:

    Saw the trailer for Transformers Rise of the Beasts (set in 1994). Bumblebee at least tried to maintain some form of continuity with tue earlier films, but this one isn’t bothering.

    Unicron is thr villain, coming to earth, which contradicts The last Knight, which has Unicron as being earth.

    I think it’s safe to say Bumblebee was a reboot. It’s not like Bay was overly concerned with a coherent continuity in his films.

  12. I went back and rewatched DC: League of Super Pets. Still great. I honestly think this is the best thing they’ve done in a while.

    4 hours ago, Rhom said:

    As terrible as you make this sound… it was Batgirl they chose to never even release.  How bad must it have been?!!!?

    I saw the leaked “trailer” for Batgirl. There’s a reason it didn’t generate much buzz. It definitely had a feel of “feature-length CW show”. 

    Though sometimes I fall into this trap, I don’t want to be that guy that piles on. There’s way to much of that in the CBM space and it always leaves a bad taste. I kind of feel sorry for the people involved in this because there’s no reason this couldn’t have been great. It’s probably a good thing that Shazam 2 and Batgirl have already fallen down the memory hole.

    At the end of the day, these are studio driven films. If the thing ends up being an incoherent mess, you can bet the lions share of the blame lies with the producers and executives. 

    That said, it looks like The Flash might open soft and I’m detecting zero buzz for Blue Beetle. It’s going to be a rough summer for WB I think.

  13. I’m watching Shazam! Fury of the Gawds.

    I’m kind of on-the-fence about the first film, as it had things I liked and things that just bugged the hell out of me. Sure, some of them are nitpicks, but they’re nitpicks that take me out of the film. On balance I’d rate it neutral to mildly negative. It’s one of those, “Check it out if there’s nothing else on” films for me.

    Yeah, one or two good scenes aside, this one is complete shit.  I don’t know where to start. 

    I don’t know what’s more depressing; that Black Adam was better than this or that WW84 wasn’t an accident.


    ETA: dear god I’m only half way through this.

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