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Eh, I think that was damned if you do, damned if you don't re: timelines. I'd rather the creative team pull it into the '80s if that helps them to find more authenticity in their development of the story. (It could also be an effort to play into the insufferable '80s nostalgia going on in the culture right now.)
Mar 29, 2017 8:31 PM
Janson JinnistanHuh. ?Just found out that Netflix is airing a film version of Gerald's Game this year with Carla Gugino. ?That's....intriguing.

edit: and directed by Mike Flanagan, for Hush fans.

And there's the Dark Tower film that's coming out this summer but ominously doesn't have a trailer yet.
Mar 29, 2017 6:55 PM
Colonel Mortimer
King Elessar 8Of course not.

Yeah I know, I just had to bring it up, because I'm still butt-hurt about it. ?(I finished the audiobook last week) ?I liked the book so much and then that happened and it really soured the whole 47 hour experience for me. lol

It's such a weird thing. On the face of it, it makes some amount of sense... (spoilers)... Bev's "fears" are all about sex, right down to the blood manifesting in the sink, and they chase her for her entire life, to the point that she's making terrible choices in men (she even calls sex "It" at one point, making the parallel pretty dang clear), and the children being right at the moment before they transition into adulthood, sex would naturally be a sort of seismic shock that announces that transition. Bev comes up with the idea and guides them along, so it's not some sort of surrender or cruelty. And there's a part of me that sorta respects the fact that adolescence is often marked by a sexual curiosity/interest that this puritanical society chooses to ignore or castigate instead of better understand, so better to not act like it's not there.

But on the other hand, it's six boys running a train on a young girl in the middle of a sewer, what the FUCK. And I think King was off the coke by then, so I don't know why he didn't think about it and just say, "Well, maybe they can just get out of the sewer without all the kid sex - maybe that's an option."

Anyway, trailer looks good.
Mar 29, 2017 6:02 PM
Death Proof

... but I guess I'm just stupid because I think it looks good and has a lot of heart.

Why are you making this personal?
Mar 29, 2017 4:09 PM
D.H.Is that Dr. Manhattan at 1:49? Those housefly guys don't stand a chance.

Just how Snyder likes Crudup: covered in blue, trapped behind glass.
Mar 28, 2017 4:06 PM
DaMUYa know...

I'm starting to think this guy wasn't the best choice for president.

Well, nearly everything & anything, that really really matters, guy touches will be reversed &/or corrected beginning in 4yrs.
In the big picture, giving the ball to the lunatics for a single mandate to prove their ineptitude maybe isn't as bad as 8 more years of gridlock & backwoods chaos on Hillary.
$999 million for 62 miles of Mexican wall I see is in the works. That unfinished wall will be Trump's grand permanent legacy of impotence.
Sure they have the conch, for now. They've already failed & there is absolutely no where else to go but up for the next person in charge. An inanimate object like a pumpkin seed could do less damage to the country in 2021 than Trumpworld has already.
The next POTUS will probably, surely, start with the highest first month's approval rating. Ever.
Also, Putin will be dead soon enough.

Hah! I don't think the conch makes for the best analogy, given that Jack and his crew smash the conch, kill Piggy, and raze the entire island in their quest to decapitate Ralph.

Although that does bring up the question: how soon can you start a campaign for Pig Head on a Stick 2020?
Mar 28, 2017 5:01 AM
Ya know...

I'm starting to think this guy wasn't the best choice for president.
Mar 28, 2017 4:27 AM
Obi SpenobiJust to play Devil's advocate, I'm going to throw it a bone and note that at least this one is trying to be fun.

Reasons to be optimistic: looks like a simpler story, a standard Avengers setup (villains want the thing for cross-dimensional stuff, let's stop 'em), but after the aggressively obscurantist tone of BvS, yes, please, I'll take a familiar story if it's clear and direct. Tone of character interactions looks less stoic/hateful than BvS - almost like these people enjoy each other's company. I actively liked a couple of the exchanges, especially the "I'm rich" and Aquaman's dude-bro "Yeah!" on top of the Batmobile (I will take dopey over dour, no question). And if erstwhile sexual assaulter and blogger extraordinaire Devin Faraci is to be believed, that shift in tone and approach is done with a sincere desire to correct the perceived problems with BvS.

Reasons to worry: it's still DCCU, it's still Snyder, and ultimately a rearranged version of the same brain-trust that gave us the gloomadammerung BvS and the incoherent Suicide Squad.

Mar 28, 2017 12:23 AM
BaadroneI sat through that entire trailer wondering why Batman was riding a horse?

Because Snyder values the image of Batman on a horse over the logic of Batman on a horse.
Mar 27, 2017 3:18 PM
Mar 25, 2017 10:46 PM
Rumpled 4 SkinMeanwhile at marvel...


Wait, are you telling me we're gonna be seeing a Lampman origin film soon?
Mar 25, 2017 9:08 PM
Sidebar: so happy that the reaction to the film's been so positive, from audiences and critics alike. It's encouraging to see Get Out do so well and show that there is a market out there for different kinds of horror/thrillers with fresh perspectives. Props to Jordan Peele for making such an insanely good debut and to Blumhouse for being one of the only studios in Hollywood that would take this kind of risk.
Mar 25, 2017 2:43 AM
Per the "Biden Rule," we shouldn't be appointing justices in the final year of a president's tenure.
Mar 24, 2017 5:24 PM
Worried the conservatives are gonna pull an upset tomorrow with the health care bill. It'd still have to clear the Senate, but still.
Mar 24, 2017 3:58 AM
The situation is clear. You either weren't paying attention or didn't understand the situation.

I mean, clearly you weren't, since you keep muttering about black male prostitutes.
Mar 23, 2017 4:53 PM
Legolas saying "a diversion" and Gandalf ignoring him.
Mar 22, 2017 10:18 PM
Black PhilipThe other way Ben gets a boner is jerking off to pictures of his mom.

Funny, the only way I can get a boner is with pictures of Ben's mom.
Mar 22, 2017 10:15 PM