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Spritenaut 32

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  1. Bull was really good last night.  Didn't expect that.  I thought season 1 was average, or maybe even a bit below.  Only watched a couple eps last season.  Last night was really, unexpectedly entertaining with Bull  working for an insurance company instead of his usual underdog client.  Some good character stuff.  i really like the cast.  I don't want to get my hopes too high, but I'm in for at least a while this season.

    And..... I made it through about 15 min of Magnum this morning before deciding I had better things to do and I Magnum can wait.  Didn't watch enough to fairly judge the show but the setup seemed very by the numbers.  I dunno.  His reaction to (conveniently) driving up just in time to see one of his best friends being kidnapped seemed kinda muted, and the dude in question had about two lines before he was drug off, so I don't really see any reason to care too heavily. Nothing in the opening minutes gave the impression the writing is going to be particularly good and Jay Hernandez seems more suited to take over in Burn Notice 2 than to fill the shoes of Tom Selleck.

    Also, the preview for next week shows Magnum driving a black ferrari.  Hold my beer.  It's time for some NERD RAGE.

  2. 10 hours ago, Tromatagon said:

    John Romita Jr. is just the guy I don't "get" now.  I used to think it was because he drew lips weird and seemed to be trying to ape the worst parts of 80s Miller but even when that stuff changes, I still don't like it.  So of course, he gets to illustrate a bunch of huge crossovers from both companies (his art actively killed World War Hulk for me and I was FUCKING HYPED going into it).  I love his dad's work so much.

    First name I thought of when i saw this thread (for current-ish guys, anyway).   Yeah, JRJR kills a lot of books for me.  Dear God, I wish someone else had drawn Ann Nocenti's Daredevil run.

    To be honest, I don't get a lot of "classic" writers and artists.  I've never liked Sal Buscema even a little.  Didn't dig Joe Staton's art for a long time.  Didn't like Kirby when I was a kid (though i've come around on him in a big way).  There's a long list of Golden/Silver Age creators i just can't get into.

    Speaking of recent-ish names, Tim Sale doesn't do much for me.  I want to like him because he's doing something different, but I really don't.

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  3. I am really eager for Kevin Hart's new movie to be released.

    Mostly so they stop running the trailer.

    I like Hart well enough and Tiffany Haddish seems to be getting a lot of work, but there are probably about 4,005 unpleasant things I'd prefer to do rather than see Night School.  Get bit by a poisonous snake, spend four hours at the DMV, tell my wife how much I secretly dislike her sister (been married 26 years and never admitted that one), go see the new Predator movie instead. etc.


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  4. 4 hours ago, RIPPA said:

    I feel bad for laughing on the YOSHI-HASHI one since that busted him open and I think he might have concussed himself.

    I mean I still laughed but I felt bad for it.

    That's terrible.

    Especially since the other gif of the big man trying to step over the top rope and ending up falling on his head is sooooo much funnier.

  5. I have no idea why, but I'm rather looking forward to the Magnum P.I. pilot tonight.  I haven't read any reviews and the trailers haven't done much to convince me the show will be good, but, for some inexplicable reason, it's the new show I'm most interested in at the moment.  I'm not a nostalgia buff either, and don't really have any sort of attachment to the original show.

  6. 23 hours ago, D.Z said:

    All Night Nippon Super Mario Bros for famicom. The goombas are dudes with sunglasses and so are the plants. Several other changes.

    I had no idea this existed.  Thanks.

    And Glover rocks!  Honestly, the Rare games dominate the n64 platformer talk - for good reason - but there were some very good second-tier platformers.  Space Station Silicon Valley, Glover, Rocket: Robot on Wheels, and Mischief Makers are all favorites of mine.  And, of course, there's Rayman 2 (though I think I like the PS2 and Dreamcast ports a little more).

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  7. 13 minutes ago, mattdangerously said:

    He sends them out in bright red costumes. He's subconsciously hoping they get shot.

    Sooo.... does anyone want to say aloud what Bats is subconsciously hoping to get out of Robin's tiny, tiny green swim trunks?

    'Cause I certainly don't.

    Regarding the spoiler:

    1 hour ago, Eivion said:


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    my understanding is Dick will survive, and they will be running an amnesia angle. Scott Lobdell I think is taking over the writing duties for Nightwing where the story will further unfold.


    I've got no real hope that writer will do anything interesting or readable with the situation.  Been a long time since I thought he wrote a decent book.

  8. Think I'm going to start concentrating on collecting platformers.  I have most of the major fighting game franchises on some system or other, a good puzzle game collection, the major action adventure titles like God of War and Zelda, a deep RPG library.

    I have a lot of great platformers, but have some huge gaps.  Don't have any of the 2D Sonic games.  Don't have the NES Super Mario Bros. games.  Don't have a lot of the second tier platformers like the Rocket Knight Games, Skullmonkeys, Oddworld, the N64 3D Bomberman games, etc.  

    That's going to be my focus for the next 6-12 months. 

    To that end, just bought Napple Tales for the Dreamcast, Super Bonk 2 for SNES (Japan exclusive) and Bomberman Hero for N64. 

  9. Watched Superfly last night.  No idea why, other than it was a rental from the public library and thus free.  It was an easy watch and mildly diverting, but I never felt like I was watching a good movie.  Honestly, I thought it would be an action flick.  Nope.  There's a couple mild fight scenes, and some (a lot) gun violence, but it's definitely not an action movie.

    Really felt like the movie needed to be more over the top.  The direction is surprisingly pedestrian and the story is flat.  LOt of tropes from drug culture movies 101 that we've seen done better.  Also, I had a hard taking a street gang that dresses entirely in white and calls themselves the "Sno Patrol" seriously.

    Was kinda bemused when Jennifer Morrison (House, Once Upon a Time) showed up as a badass crooked cop.  I'm not a big fan of her acting, but she was surprisingly decent in the role.

  10. On 9/13/2018 at 1:35 PM, Craig H said:

    I doubt it goes anywhere, but the idle speculation from yesterday about Michael B.Jordan playing Superman sounds so awesome for two reasons.

    1) I think he'd knock it out of the park playing that role, but I'm biased because I love everything he's done.

    2) Oh man, the sweet, sweet tears of all of the racists and idiots on twitter will be very, very salty.

    Dude, that's no way to talk about our President.

    Hold on.  Gotta call the Secret Service.  Be right back.

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