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by Dogfish
19 hours ago
Forum: General Movies & TV
Topic: Andor (2022)
Replies: 6
Views: 165

Re: Andor (2022)

Yeah that's the guy. I don't think he goes up in the world after this. He might go sideways into the empire if the intel droogs try to make use of him, but the thing is, he wasn't competent. He ignored wiser heads and got men killed and ships lost. Vader force chokes five guys like him a day. I thin...
by Dogfish
1 day ago
Forum: General Movies & TV
Topic: Andor (2022)
Replies: 6
Views: 165

Re: Andor (2022)

I really like the look and feel of the show. The worlds look rich and full of detail and populated by interesting characters. The acting all round has been solid and the effects unobtrusively good. The plotline though - I feel like the true direction of Cass hasn't emerged yet and I wonder how its ...
by Dogfish
1 day ago
Forum: Superheroine Lounge
Topic: Amidst “The Little Mermaid” and “Rings of Power” backlash, studios FAN BAIT playbook is REVEALED
Replies: 33
Views: 627

Re: Amidst “The Little Mermaid” and “Rings of Power” backlash, studios FAN BAIT playbook is REVEALED

P.S. - Also 4 episodes in and I can say Rings of Power is actually GOOD...... so the crybaby bitching about it is more moot than ever. Wait until you get six episodes in. I wondered what the better part of a billion dollars spent on a TV show would look like, now I know. And it's fucking amazing. A...
by Dogfish
1 day ago
Forum: General Movies & TV
Topic: The Rings of Power
Replies: 68
Views: 1483

Re: The Rings of Power

Wow. That last episode was epic as fuck.
by Dogfish
1 day ago
Forum: General Movies & TV
Topic: Andor (2022)
Replies: 6
Views: 165

Re: Andor (2022)

Bumping this thread on the off chance anybody has cast an eye over the show yet. Episode four was also good. So far it is showing its huge Rogue One energy. We're getting a look behind the curtain at the bickering Imperials and the misery people endure under their control, however distant it may see...
by Dogfish
1 day ago
Forum: Superhero Movies & TV
Topic: She-Hulk (Disney +, 2021)
Replies: 153
Views: 6439

Re: She-Hulk (Disney +, 2021)

I still watch it, doesn't seem to be going anywhere but it makes a nice buffer between Archer and Lower Decks on a Thursday morning. Also, and here's the dirty little secret, Tim Roth and Benedict Wong are watchable. I can suffer the rest of this for them. Also it feels wrong to dump a show this sea...
by Dogfish
1 day ago
Forum: Superhero Movies & TV
Topic: Deadpool 3 (Marvel, 2024)
Replies: 5
Views: 133

Re: Deadpool 3 (Marvel, 2024)

Given the second Deadpool wasn't very good I'm waiting to be impressed rather than hyped for it.
by Dogfish
1 week ago
Forum: General Movies & TV
Topic: Andor (2022)
Replies: 6
Views: 165

Andor (2022)

New Star Wars thing derived from the Only Good Modern Star Wars thing, namely Rogue One. First three episodes were released in a big clump, and it made sense to do it that way, all felt like a little origin movie. Lot of cool stuff in there, especially the look at the industrial and corporate sides ...
by Dogfish
1 week ago
Forum: General Movies & TV
Topic: The Rings of Power
Replies: 68
Views: 1483

Re: The Rings of Power

Weird to think there's only three episodes left, kind of figured this was going to be a one and done, but there's definitely a lot more to cover so there might have to be a lot more. I've really only just now started looking into what the story essentially needs to cover, and the second age is big.
by Dogfish
1 week ago
Forum: General Movies & TV
Topic: The Rings of Power
Replies: 68
Views: 1483

Re: The Rings of Power

I guess we're going to find out what the beef is with Numenor. Seems to be a contentious issue within the kingdom itself and I suspect it was news to Galadriel too. And yeah, taking the jerbs is dumb, but it's always a dumb issue that is going to come up for a mob like that. Nobody whipped up a raci...
by Dogfish
1 week ago
Forum: General Movies & TV
Topic: The Rings of Power
Replies: 68
Views: 1483

Re: The Rings of Power

I didn't mind it but I can see why folks might think it was a bit on the nose. The arguments the guy was making were incredibly stupid, but then appeals to bigotry and xenophobia are inherently stupid. The stupids are the target audience, they don't want you to bring a Powerpoint presentation with a...
by Dogfish
1 week ago
Forum: General Movies & TV
Topic: The Rings of Power
Replies: 68
Views: 1483

Re: The Rings of Power

Wasn't aware there was a controversy. Although to be fair the only news I've been able to get for the last week has been QUEEN DEAD BE SAD PEASANT.
by Dogfish
2 weeks ago
Forum: General Movies & TV
Topic: The Rings of Power
Replies: 68
Views: 1483

Re: The Rings of Power

I'm enjoying how it is allowing itself to have good characters. Like, there are folks in this show who are good people, and there's no shade of grey to them, they're not waiting for a chance to do a heel turn and kill everybody, they're just good folks with various plans that'll probably go very wro...
by Dogfish
2 weeks ago
Forum: Superheroine Lounge
Topic: Does Anyone Want Brie Larson To Play Capt Marvel Again?
Replies: 75
Views: 1358

Re: Does Anyone Want Brie Larson To Play Capt Marvel Again?

The problem is that she's never been given space to earn the status she has in Endgame. In Endgame she's one of the most awesome characters in the whole thing and she's barely in it. She almost steals the movie. The whole bit where the starship starts firing and nobody knows what they are firing at ...
by Dogfish
3 weeks ago
Forum: General Movies & TV
Topic: The Rings of Power
Replies: 68
Views: 1483

Re: The Rings of Power

cheer up guys. :) https://i.redd.it/iaruqbkr01m91.png See I must be insane but I really like the return to Tolkien's vision of Galadriel as a warrior queen. He envisioned her as the mightiest of all the elves, describing her as like an Amazon. Key part there is not, "She's pretty handy with a ...
by Dogfish
3 weeks ago
Forum: Misc Topics, Links and Pics
Topic: Veteran Actor James Caan, Star of ‘Godfather,' ‘Elf' Dies at 82
Replies: 6
Views: 188

Re: Veteran Actor James Caan, Star of ‘Godfather,' ‘Elf' Dies at 82

Got to be honest, saw a post on here a month after the news broke and hoped they'd double checked the test results and he was actually alive and well.
by Dogfish
3 weeks ago
Forum: Superhero Movies & TV
Topic: Thor Love & Thunder
Replies: 20
Views: 885

Re: Thor Love & Thunder

I've heard so many bad things that I'm thinking I might skip it just so I don't have my appreciation for anything ruined.
by Dogfish
3 weeks ago
Forum: General Movies & TV
Topic: Primal (2019-2022 - Adult Swim, then HBOMax)
Replies: 4
Views: 247

Re: Primal (2019-2022 - Adult Swim, then HBOMax)

I saw some clips of it and it had Victorian era weirdos in it. So now I know even less about it than before I read this post.

Looks vaguely interesting though.
by Dogfish
3 weeks ago
Forum: General Movies & TV
Topic: The Rings of Power
Replies: 68
Views: 1483

Re: The Rings of Power

I watched the first episode. Thought it was brilliant. I could almost feel how impatient people would be seething as it plodded along. That's how you know the writers understood the source material. Tolkien's work moves slow. This moves slow. Also I love this version of Galadriel and Elrond. I don't...
by Dogfish
3 weeks ago
Forum: General Movies & TV
Topic: The Rings of Power
Replies: 68
Views: 1483

Re: The Rings of Power

Yeah but there's a real problem with racist fantasy fans who can believe a dragon but who become enraged at the sight of a black person with a sword. Best to ignore them.

Mob review scores are literally worthless and should never have been encouraged.
by Dogfish
3 weeks ago
Forum: General Movies & TV
Topic: The Rings of Power
Replies: 68
Views: 1483

Re: The Rings of Power

People need to be annoyed by things, like, it's their job. So something is always going to make them angry based on a weekly deadline schedule. And nobody who matters needs to give a fuck because those people have no value. Could easily be said about the woke. Always annoyed, always being angry. Al...
by Dogfish
4 weeks ago
Forum: Superhero Movies & TV
Topic: She-Hulk (Disney +, 2021)
Replies: 153
Views: 6439

Re: She-Hulk (Disney +, 2021)

It's interesting that She-Hulk has always been social commentary, and the incel outrage against women in media is an issue that needs to be commented on, and She-Hulk is exactly the sort of vehicle that will provoke further incel outrage. I still think it needs to be funnier though. Feels like we're...
by Dogfish
1 month ago
Forum: Superhero Movies & TV
Topic: Harley Quinn animated series Season 3 (HBOMax, 2022)
Replies: 10
Views: 231

Re: Harley Quinn animated series Season 3 (HBOMax, 2022)

https://variety.com/2022/tv/news/harley-quinn-renewed-season-4-hbo-max-1235355170/ Renewal for season 4, so at least some good news. King Shark got a subplot in episode 7, but it wasn't that great. The Joker being a family man really could be there to upset Harley. Up until the end of season 1 wher...
by Dogfish
1 month ago
Forum: Superhero Movies & TV
Topic: Harley Quinn animated series Season 3 (HBOMax, 2022)
Replies: 10
Views: 231

Re: Harley Quinn animated series Season 3 (HBOMax, 2022)

I did like the bit with Batgirl and Mad Hatter where Harley leaves and you see them all creep out on Batgirl. Harley then killing him just to make a point was cool too. Important to maintain that she will still straight up murder people more or less on a whim. Batgirl trying to be her friend is fun...
by Dogfish
1 month ago
Forum: Superhero Movies & TV
Topic: Harley Quinn animated series Season 3 (HBOMax, 2022)
Replies: 10
Views: 231

Re: Harley Quinn animated series Season 3 (HBOMax, 2022)

It's about supervillains and the bat family. Nobody there except Alfred is going to be functional. Past that though, yeah it's not been a great season. I'm resigned to it being cancelled because of the takeover but hopefully it goes out on a high. Highlights of the season thus far though are Nora Fr...
by Dogfish
1 month ago
Forum: Superhero Movies & TV
Topic: She-Hulk (Disney +, 2021)
Replies: 153
Views: 6439

Re: She-Hulk (Disney +, 2021)

Nobody learns history from statues. It'd be like learning literature from looking at books on a shelf.

But yeah, She-Hulk. Wonder when the show is going to start, y'know, doing stuff.
by Dogfish
1 month ago
Forum: Superhero Movies & TV
Topic: "Batgirl" movie canceled by WB (Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah directed)
Replies: 246
Views: 18110

Re: "Batgirl" movie canceled by WB (Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah directed)

I am watching the hell out of Harley Quinn season 3. They've already shitcanned a Batman project from the guy behind the 90s animated series (which I maintain is probably the best Batman thing ever and which probably would have been a 'can't miss' kind of show) so Harley's probably fucked as far as ...
by Dogfish
1 month ago
Forum: Superhero Movies & TV
Topic: "Batgirl" movie canceled by WB (Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah directed)
Replies: 246
Views: 18110

Re: "Batgirl" movie canceled by WB (Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah directed)

Yeah it seems utterly insane that the system, while working as intended, rewards destruction of assets with a tax break. How is that productive? How is that capitalism?
by Dogfish
1 month ago
Forum: Superhero Movies & TV
Topic: "Batgirl" movie canceled by WB (Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah directed)
Replies: 246
Views: 18110

Re: "Batgirl" movie canceled by WB (Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah directed)

The elephant in the room as far as I've been able to tell is debt. I'm not up to speed on it all and somebody can probably fill in the blanks, but didn't AT&T get drawn into a merger with one or other of these companies, and then go sideways very hard, and saddle everybody with billions in debt?...
by Dogfish
1 month ago
Forum: Superhero Movies & TV
Topic: She-Hulk (Disney +, 2021)
Replies: 153
Views: 6439

Re: She-Hulk (Disney +, 2021)

It's 40 years old and was of its time That is no excuse. That comment smacks of the arrogance and vanity of presentism. Though it is nice to build our ego by looking on the past and casting judgement while being prideful of our own wonderful morality, may we not suffer the same from the pretentious...
by Dogfish
1 month ago
Forum: Superhero Movies & TV
Topic: She-Hulk (Disney +, 2021)
Replies: 153
Views: 6439

Re: She-Hulk (Disney +, 2021)

It's 40 years old and was of its time That is no excuse. Benny Hill is still highly regarded in Britain. Off camera he was supposedly an absolute gentleman and was very protective of the women on the show. If you read about a lot of what was going on in show biz in that same era, it was pretty toxi...
by Dogfish
1 month ago
Forum: Superhero Movies & TV
Topic: "Batgirl" movie canceled by WB (Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah directed)
Replies: 246
Views: 18110

Re: "Batgirl" movie canceled by WB (Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah directed)

Looks like Warner and by extension DC and HBO Max are completely fucked. The whole enterprise is saddled with colossal debts now.
by Dogfish
1 month ago
Forum: Superhero Movies & TV
Topic: She-Hulk (Disney +, 2021)
Replies: 153
Views: 6439

Re: She-Hulk (Disney +, 2021)

The second episode didn't really do much so I'm getting the feeling this one will be better watched all in one sitting. You can have fairly bland plot heavy episodes in a binge, but as a week to week it's not that interesting.
by Dogfish
1 month ago
Forum: Superhero Movies & TV
Topic: Red Sonja movie in production (Millennium Media)
Replies: 5
Views: 258

Re: Red Sonja movie in production (Millennium Media)

In awe of how weak that looks. Millennium Media are sub-garbage tier and this does not sound promising. Like not even a little bit.
by Dogfish
1 month ago
Forum: Superhero Movies & TV
Topic: She-Hulk (Disney +, 2021)
Replies: 153
Views: 6439

Re: She-Hulk (Disney +, 2021)

Welp, saw the first episode. They had a lot to cram in there story-wise because they presumably didn't want to pay Mark Ruffalo to be around for too much of it. Was okay though. There's a bunch of very silly debates going around about the design of the character. Seems fine to me, but some people's ...
by Dogfish
1 month ago
Forum: General Movies & TV
Topic: Addams Family Reboot
Replies: 9
Views: 217

Re: Addams Family Reboot

Just looks like some sort of Sabrina the Teenage Witch kind of deal. Might watch it at some point, but since the focus is on Wednesday not Morticia and Gomez I'm less interested. Also wizard schools can fuck off. Holy shit enough already. I think they did a good job casting Gomez though. There was s...
by Dogfish
1 month ago
Forum: General Movies & TV
Topic: Prey (2022)
Replies: 24
Views: 532

Re: Prey (2022)

I never understood the fixation on Aliens as bioweapons, which is another recurring theme to the point they were retconned into being them. It's mentioned a lot in Aliens in particular and yet there is no rational explanation given for what it is about the Alien that gives it appeal in that directio...
by Dogfish
1 month ago
Forum: General Movies & TV
Topic: Prey (2022)
Replies: 24
Views: 532

Re: Prey (2022)

My hunch is that it might be the first Predator on Earth. Is this a culture that sends a team or scientists, or a scrappy youngster with instructions to 'let us know if its worth going back there sometime'. It's a shame that the movie didn't get a cinema release right now, but I suspect it might ge...
by Dogfish
1 month ago
Forum: General Movies & TV
Topic: Prey (2022)
Replies: 24
Views: 532

Re: Prey (2022)

Predator got killed by a native hunter gatherer, Terminator gets killed by a waitress. Neither of them that great tbh. Then again the xenomorph kept getting beaten by a space trucker.
by Dogfish
1 month ago
Forum: General Movies & TV
Topic: Dr Who has not learned its lesson
Replies: 52
Views: 865

Re: Dr Who has not learned its lesson

Energy Vampire in Dr Who? Would explain a lot.
by Dogfish
1 month ago
Forum: General Movies & TV
Topic: Prey (2022)
Replies: 24
Views: 532

Re: Prey (2022)

If people can't put aside their differences to laugh at Morbius what have we become?
by Dogfish
1 month ago
Forum: General Movies & TV
Topic: Prey (2022)
Replies: 24
Views: 532

Re: Prey (2022)

My hunch is that it might be the first Predator on Earth. Is this a culture that sends a team or scientists, or a scrappy youngster with instructions to 'let us know if its worth going back there sometime'. It's a shame that the movie didn't get a cinema release right now, but I suspect it might get...
by Dogfish
1 month ago
Forum: General Movies & TV
Topic: Prey (2022)
Replies: 24
Views: 532

Re: Prey (2022)

Yeah, it's classic Predator stuff. The Predators are big and bulky, they're not light on their feet or particularly agile. Dutch can't fight the alien man to man in the first movie, he gets slapped around, and he's too big himself to duck and weave. But these lads aren't. Dancing around it and taki...
by Dogfish
1 month ago
Forum: General Movies & TV
Topic: Prey (2022)
Replies: 24
Views: 532

Re: Prey (2022)

Spoiler hat time... I know where the Mary Sue stuff came from, it's inevitable at this stage that the reactionary film critic industry would see a woman in a movie and chimp out about it. I agree though she's exactly what her character ought to be. It's a classic Predator movie, in that the protagon...
by Dogfish
1 month ago
Forum: Superhero Movies & TV
Topic: "Batgirl" movie canceled by WB (Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah directed)
Replies: 246
Views: 18110

Re: "Batgirl" movie canceled by WB (Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah directed)

Just saw in the similar topics panel we had a thread from four years ago about this movie. Feels like it kind of illustrates the problem. Marvel would have made the movie. DC/WB dick around for half a decade, and then shitcan it at 90% done. Why even bother trying at this point? Grab everything usef...
by Dogfish
1 month ago
Forum: General Movies & TV
Topic: Prey (2022)
Replies: 24
Views: 532

Prey (2022)

Holy shit you guys somebody made another good Predator movie! It's been so long since that happened I didn't really know what to think, but they did it. I don't think it has the impact, or the moments, of the original movie. There whole obliteration of the jungle scene isn't going to be bettered on ...
by Dogfish
1 month ago
Forum: Superhero Movies & TV
Topic: "Batgirl" movie canceled by WB (Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah directed)
Replies: 246
Views: 18110

Re: "Batgirl" movie canceled by WB (Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah directed)

This seems like it's a much larger scale ratfucking of DC and its related properties than we first thought. Especially as the Batgirl movie apparently wasn't as bad in test screenings as the rumour mill immediately wanted to claim. Have to think something like that is going to cause genuine damage t...
by Dogfish
1 month ago
Forum: General Movies & TV
Topic: Dr Who has not learned its lesson
Replies: 52
Views: 865

Re: Dr Who has not learned its lesson

The thing with Russell T Davies is that he's probably the best Dr Who showrunner of the modern era, but if you put him in charge of something it's going to be gay as fuck. This isn't a case of people not learning lessons, this is what you get with Davies. If anybody can make Dr Who a functioning, en...
by Dogfish
1 month ago
Forum: Superhero Movies & TV
Topic: "Batgirl" movie canceled by WB (Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah directed)
Replies: 246
Views: 18110

Re: "Batgirl" movie canceled by WB (Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah directed)

Looks like HBO Max is also getting cut to the bone. The merger with Discovery+ seems apparently going to cause them to stop making scripted programming entirely. So likely no more Harley Quinn, possibly no more Peacemaker (although Gunn has said it's safe). There have been other movies getting canne...
by Dogfish
1 month ago
Forum: Superhero Movies & TV
Topic: "Batgirl" movie canceled by WB (Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah directed)
Replies: 246
Views: 18110

Re: "Batgirl" movie in development (Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah to direct)

Shades of Adrianne Palicki as Wonder Woman from a decade ago. https://www.empireonline.com/movies/news/adrianne-palicki-wonder-woman/ I managed to track that one down. It was Catwoman bad. But then it was a pilot, so it was always a gamble. With a movie even if it's bad you're not throwing anything...