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  1. Bastard of Boston

    Titans -- a DC Universe Series

    Yeah, I don't blame you. But I'm so jaded by "darkdarkdark," it's become white noise to me. I accept it as a thing which happens, like a creaky floor I just walk over without thinking about anymore. It's so weird to me that DC is going in this direction with a Titans show.
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    Titans -- a DC Universe Series

    Anyone see the first episode? I just finished. I didn't hate it. Yes, the tone was a little bit "tryhard," but once you get through the gratuitous violence, I was intrigued enough with what was left to continue watching for the rest of the season. First episode focused on Dick, Raven, and Kory. Thankfully, there appears to be a story reason why Kory looks the way she does, and Diop -- in limited time -- managed to give the most charismatic performance of the featured cast. The guy they have playing Dick didn't "wow" me, but he didn't do anything to turn me off. I guess I'm just waiting for him to become the Dick I recognize. Right now, he's your standard distant and enigmatic young antihero.
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    DCEU: Suicidal Insanity

    This reeks more of "Hey, let's hire the guy Marvel fired because it's the best headline!" than "Hey, this guy would be a great fit."
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    MCU - X

    I'm baffled at the way Venom was marketed. Make no mistake, the movie was not good -- if it was, I'd be motivated to make a new topic about it, heh -- but Hardy's performance is a ton of fun. He felt like he was in a different movie than everyone else. And that's the problem, everything else about the movie -- literally everything else about the movie -- was terrible. There's a scene in a restaurant with Eddie Brock and a lobster where I "got it." This movie should've been Little Shop of Horrors. Instead, it was Hardy gleefully running in circles around a group of grownups talking about the weather.
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    DCEU: Suicidal Insanity

    RE: The villain in Birds of Prey -- it's rumored to be Black Mask. Aquaman! "Real" Aquaman, too! I'm digging the orange suit. They made it work.
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    Dark Phoenix -- the FoX-Men finale

    Gotta say, it's cool to finally see the Phoenix avatar after so long.
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    DCEU: Suicidal Insanity

    Jurnee Smollett-Bell and Mary Elizabeth Winstead are confirmed as Black Canary and Huntress in Birds of Prey.
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    MCU - X

    RE: The Eternals. The movie could be extremely cool. The people who concerned about the staleness of this entire genre, I think, would be given a ton more to chew on if Eternals is taken to its potential. I first started reading comics during the leather coat Avengers years, with Black Knight and white Vision. I'll always have a soft spot for Sersi.
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    MCU - X

    I get your apprehension, but honestly, I don't know if I consider this appropriation. I think this is a milestone. As you alluded to, black children had to dress up as white heroes for a long time due to lack of representation. I think it's great that Black Panther has become a mainstream success and white children are seeing and admiring strong and positive representations of black heroes in fiction. I think you only fall off the slippery slope if the costume evokes Black African culture, of which, I don't notice too much in Black Panther's costume. Now, a kid dressing up as M'Baku or Shuri, I think, veers more toward appropriation, as those costumes are so heavily rooted in African culture.
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    MCU - X

    Disney streaming service rumored to feature MCU actors This is a pretty big deal. Disney plans to come out swinging, appears like. They'll be doing series featuring MCU characters, starring MCU actors. Top two names on the list are Tom Hiddleston as Loki and Elizabeth Olson as Scarlet Witch. Allegedly.
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    MCU - X

    New poster. I'm glad they went with the "Higher, Further, Faster" tagline.
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    The Last Airbender: Live Action on Netflix!

    I'll be cautiously optimistic given who is showrunning. But I'd still rather have more cartoons based in this world.
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    MCU - X

    Persistence pretty much sums Carol up. She'll inevitably be compared to Wonder Woman, but she's a totally different aesthetic. Carol is a bruiser. She's brash. She's a leader, not so much because she's exceptionally eloquent or tactful, but because you know she'll get the job done. The closing shots of the trailer exemplify what you get with her -- she falls down a lot, but she gets up a lot.
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    MCU - X

    Captain Marvel has arrived!
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    DCEU: Suicidal Insanity

    Cavill is playing coy on social media. This could be a game of chicken. WB has shown no signs of committing to the character of Superman -- with the litany of DC films rumored to be in various stages of development, we've gotten no news that Superman is one. Cavill could just be tired of being strung along. This "halfway out the door" stuff could be his way of drumming up internet fervor, forcing WB's hand. That said, I think it would be absolutely hilarious if Marvel Studios nabbed him and put him in a movie as bearded Captain Britain.
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