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    Aladdin Trailer Out

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    MCUniverse- Captain Marvel Rises!

    This is a marketing masterpiece. Be still my geocities heart. https://www.marvel.com/captainmarvel
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    MCUniverse- Captain Marvel Rises!

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    DCEU: Suicidal Insanity

    Some other movement on the DC front tonight. Affleck *officially done* as Batman. Reeves' film to be released June 25, 2021. Predictably, James Gunn now negotiating to direct Suicide Squad 2 -- after being tapped to write it -- with all-new team.
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    DCEU: Suicidal Insanity

    Harley Quinn/Birds of Prey tease.
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    MCUniverse- Captain Marvel Rises!

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    Black Mirror - Spoilers after the first post

    I thought this worked only as proof of concept. The story itself was rather bland and I felt no connection. Maybe this will ultimately provoke Netflix into investing in a more robust "choose your own adventure" type project in the future.
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    SYFY's Deadly Class Is in Session

    SYFY dropped the pilot episode early on YouTube, based on a series by Rick Remender and Wesley Craig. I started reading this series last year, around the time I found out SYFY was producing a show. It's a really good series. Saved by the Bell with hard drugs and murder. It's so good, it was hard for me to watch the pilot and compartmentalize. My mind was just checking off a list with every scene. I'm hoping the actors really give enough life to the roles that I won't continue to do that. So far, so good, though. I think the cast shows a lot of promise.
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    Titans -- a DC Universe Series

    First season finished up today. I think the showrunners definitely tried to use the Marvel Netflix model, as I noticed the extremely familiar choice to utilize an extremely slow build. But, unlike the Marvel Netflix shows, this show didn't have strong enough character work to sustain the string along. I felt the overall season arc to be pretty flimsy. I was more intrigued by what were supposed to be the secondary cast -- Donna Troy and Hawk and Dove. My favorite episodes of the season focused on them. The season itself ended with no real compelling cliffhanger -- felt like a standard cliffhanger for a normal episode, not propulsion into the next season. Keep in mind, I don't mean the post-credits scene, because that was a ton of fun. All in all, it's worth continuing to watch. There's enough there. I'm just anxious to see where the show will go when there's a legit team. Call my crazy, but if I'm watching a show called Titans, I kind of expect the team to be fully realized by the end of the first season.
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    Aquaman surely deserves its own spoiler topic, right? Anyone?

    My bad, I forgot to answer. Like william confirmed, she's not in it a ton -- she opens the film and shows up in time for the climax. But she does make a pretty substantial impression when she's around.
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    Aquaman surely deserves its own spoiler topic, right? Anyone?

    Touche, you're not wrong. I think I was more referencing the idea that Michelle was Janet Van Dyne, who in my mind, is the true Wasp. I think my head just automatically inserted her into the role of badass even if she didn't get to do much in the movie -- which is one of the major problems that movie had.
  12. It wasn't...bad? I don't dislike any of the DC movies -- except maybe Suicide Squad -- and Aquaman falls in line with what I think of the other ones. I'd place it below Man of Steel, Wonder Woman, and Batman v Superman in my rankings. It's dumb fun...literal dumb fun. The fact that Aquaman isn't too bright is a running joke throughout the whole movie. It's an interesting take. It was fine. This version of Aquaman isn't the Aquaman I'm used to, but I get it. It definitely makes him someone we haven't really seen featured in a superhero movie before. In that sense, Momoa is the MVP of the film. He's fun to watch be stupid and hit shit. I was surprised with how much I liked Amber Heard as Mera. I wasn't that familiar with her as an actress and saw some not-nice things about her said by people on the internet. She was solid, though. I thought her chemistry with Momoa was strong. If you're going to have a movie featuring a dumb hero, you need a co-star to stand in as the obligatory eyeroller, and Heard was good at that. I'll tell you who surprised me -- Nicole freaking Kidman. Between Nicole and Michelle P. in Ant-Man, I'm loving that Hollywood's elder stateswomen are not only getting roles in these big action film franchises, but they're actually getting to be action stars as well -- not just action star's mom. The Dolph Lundgren-aissance continues. What kept this movie from being strong was sketchy story. I appreciated that there wasn't a ton of exposition to bog the movie down, but the script was unwieldy. Things just seemed to happen because they needed to happen. Some of the lines were really clunky and awkward. Ultimately, the film was probably too ambitious with the story it was trying to tell, but then again, I kinda respect them for having the balls to try...? I'm torn on it. Underwater Game of Thrones is a great fucking elevator pitch. But I'd think it would look better over the course of three films instead of one.
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    Elseworlds -- Arrowverse crossover

    I'm hoping the fact that they're teasing it so far in advance means that they're taking a movie-like approach. Meaning, this won't be a quick/rushed shoot. I hope it means they're writing the script now and lining up an extensive list of characters they plan to use, including ironing out cameos by famous DC TV shows of yesteryear.
  14. Okay, believe the hype. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is something special. I think it'll do for comic book films what Deadpool did -- absolutely propel them forward. The movie doesn't break the fourth wall like Deadpool, but there was something really meta about it. It was the way it engaged the comic book medium. This was a cartoon, but it felt almost like a moving comic. That's the best way to describe it. The way it used narration boxes, the different styles of animation all happening at once -- it was a visual masterpiece. A literal comic book movie, which engaged comic books like no other movie could before it. The story itself was a ton of fun. I loved the way it didn't hold your hand. It just assumes everyone knows who these characters are, no matter how obscure/strange. Yeah, there was the dossier-type origin breakdowns, but they made them all entertaining via the visuals -- the exposition didn't matter. Can't wait to see more films based in this universe!
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    Elseworlds -- Arrowverse crossover

    It's the weird film vs. television schism. For whatever reason, WB is content to half-ass television content as they continue to try and make their films work. I'm not sure what they think they're accomplishing. All of these "We're going to give you the thing you want, just not really" tactics are becoming tedious. That Crisis tease for next year was pretty freaking great. My expectations are through the roof. I want to see Lynda Carter Wonder Woman...the characters from that horrible Birds of Prey show from the early 00s...definitely Tom Welling or Rosenbaum from Smallville...damn it, throw in some movie characters of yesteryear, like Chris O'Donnell as Robin or Alicia Silverstone's Batgirl. I want it all.
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