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Travis Sheldon

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  1. He'd probably miss wide left.
  2. Too bad there's no deal for Outer Worlds on Black Friday. I have some Gamestop credit and don't relish the thought of giving them actual $$.
  3. Chris Carter is available for the broadcast booth. (And probably for the starting lineup if he has enough soft substance.)
  4. Read about his passing yesterday. Sad news, indeed. What a legacy he leaves, the first two Mercyful Fate and King Diamond albums are iconic (absolutely no slight to In The Shadows!) and will be remembered in metal history forever. R.I.P.
  5. Georges Melies created the genres of cinema I enjoy most.
  6. I recently revisited the Rob Zombie Halloween saga courtesy of the Blu-Ray set that came out a few years back. My entire purpose in viewing these films was to show my wife the "origin" of Michaels Myers. She loves the psychological examination of serial killers and this was as close as it was going to get. My theory is too much backstory can backfire easily. Originally I saw these two flicks on DVD shortly after the release of each. I'm not a fan of the original film, but the sequel has the white horse stuff that tickles me. The original Halloween 2 was a favorite of mine for many years and that may have been due to repeated viewings on old UHF stations. Zombie's part 2 pays slight homage to the original in the early sequence and then goes on to PTSD/WTF-land. I do love Zombie's penchant for getting genre veterans work, so I can't bad-mouth the stuff with actors like Ken Foree. I once heard/read that Rob Zombie writes white-trash like no one else, in this point I am inclined to agree. In the original John Carpenter's Halloween there's nothing to indicate that the Myers' household was anything more than mundane suburbia. But Zombie has to throw in all the skull-fucking dialog he can. The Zombie Halloween's are one case in which I think the Theatrical versions are superior, in that they are much tighter with the story and rein in some of Zombie's over-the-top indulgence. The ending to RZH2 is a great example of this with the removal of Hobo Michael's "Die!" line, Laurie going stabby, and her subsequent putdown. The YouTube channel Dead Meat has a good comparison videos between the Theatrical and Director's Cut of each film.
  7. I think that's Rob Liefeld's Hulk Hogan.
  8. Totally flaked on that one. My bad. Guess that means Lando is next.
  9. Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't Leia the last human from the original trilogy that they haven't killed off? The droids and Chewbacca are portrayed by people in suits, so there's no need to replace them. With Leia's death they can finally rid themselves of any physical link to the old characters.
  10. Well, at least I can make a Big Van Vader.
  11. I was 9 when the original Phantasm was released, so there was no way I would have been allowed to see it in a theater. Though I do have vivid memories of tuning in an old black and white television to a UHF station to see it a few years later. (If you've never seen classic genre films on a static-y UHF station, you're really missing out.) It was, however, probably the first film I can remember that was a mindbender. The concept of non-linearism, multiple timelines, timespace, etc... storylines didn't click with me until the mid-80s. (Even though I had been a Doctor Who fan since the mid-70s!) The combination of the chemistry of the main cast, the Tall Man, the 'Cuda, and the overall fantastic tone of the film hooked me hard. It's a film I love to revisit often and am really looking forward to WellGo USA's new box set with the remastered Phantasm II.
  12. Anybody playing Asphalt Legends on the Switch? It's a fun time-waster in the Burnout sense. Looking to join a club in the game.
  13. I've been checking daily to see if there's any pre-order info, because I need that sphere in my life.
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