February 12th, 2017, 10:39 AM
Ah, not envious at all! :-)
Originally Posted by JoshInKC
I've actually managed to miss most of his New Mutants work. I tried subscribing way back when (not necessarily an easy thing to do from abroad), but Bret Blevins was the art guy by the time the issues began arriving.
I'll have to order the tpbs one of these days.
Is your wife a famous comic book person too?
Returning to the thread, I finished watching The OA earlier today. It mostly had me hooked throughout, but seemed to lose some substance and drive in the last couple of episodes.
I'll have to ponder it a little before I arrive at a final verdict.
I'm sure I'll be there for the second season though, from what I understand it is in the pipeline.
February 12th, 2017, 12:01 PM
We went and saw the John Wick sequel last night. It is what it is. We laugh at the euphemisms (like in the first one), and I laugh at the fact he shoots everybody in the fucking face.
February 12th, 2017, 06:46 PM
His New Mutants run is great - the Demon Bear saga and his art for Warlock are wonderful expansions of the medium. My wife wrote a novel with her best friend who is in a comedy group that performs at cons, so they were selling that.
Back on topic - I watched the Australian series Rake over the past week. It was fun - Imagine Dr. House as an Aussie Lawyer. It's very much in the white male antihero protagonist genre, but the charm of the lead actor sells it. First 2 seasons are on netflix.
Also, the great and hilarious Crazy Ex-Girlfriend has its second season up on netflix which I've already seen but cannot recommend strongly enough.
February 13th, 2017, 05:18 AM
February 13th, 2017, 05:54 AM
Yeah, Don't Trust the B was great, though hampered by a rough title - much like crazy ex girlfriend
February 13th, 2017, 09:24 AM
Don't trust the b**** was a brilliant series, so sad that it died.
Crazy Ex Girlfriend I liked the first series, but the second series isn't doing much for me. Lead female character is just getting too unsympathetic.
February 17th, 2017, 10:22 AM
Saw Hidden Figures last night. It was alright. Rent it when it becomes available. There were a few scenes that seemed forced or contrived, but it was overall enjoyable.
February 28th, 2017, 08:05 PM
February 28th, 2017, 10:34 PM
Black Mirror: quite a disappointing show. It's like TV get around to what has been in 40-60 years of literature and comics, in a fake intellectual way. First season I really liked only the first episode, Second season 2 out of 3 (which is actually unexpected). Christmas special was almost ok; almost. Then first episode of season 3... blah.
It's the same luddite antitecnological crap as usual. Dystopic copy-and-paste futures with gimmicks and over pastel colours. Waste of time, really.
Dr. Strange: was ok I guess, but a bit small scope feel, even if the subject was about dimensions, time, space and whatever. Felt like a secondary low budget movie with decent photography and good effects. Like all Marvel movies... it's a long expanded tv series episode, really.
Sing Street: sweet, nostalgic vibes of the 80s. Romantic and funny at times. Not to rival with Once from the same director.
March 1st, 2017, 05:08 AM
I loved Black Mirror when it started but the returns have been diminishing. S2 wasn't as good as S1, and I've heard nothing good about S3.