Go With The Flow?

Resolve right now to longer be a stool pigeon in 2019 but rather:

Do What You Love

Love What You Do

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#SetTheVCR for Sunday December 30, 2018 to Saturday January 5, 2019

Everything goes back to normal; no more Christmas specials or Lifetime movies about romantic wishes coming true starting Tuesday January 1…so any shows you watch will be back in business as per their regular time slots. I didn’t include any of em here but they are there.

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Safety First Is Killing Me!

Had a unprompted moment of reflection about my life…the direction it’s going and the choices I’ve made.

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The Flash of Ignorance

At lunch and the child at the table beside me is passionately extolling the virtues of The Flash.

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Ice Ice Jingle Bells

That distinct disappointment…

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#SetTheVCR for Sunday December 16, 2018 to Saturday December 22, 2018

This week is bookended by the American Dream and the subtle darkness of capitalism. We start strong with Bruce Springsteen’s Netflix special (so worth seeing…his Broadway show is sublime) and then…conclude with a Suge Knight documentary. On the surface it appears like Suge and Bruce are 2 different individuals but really they’re just trying to survive as best as they know how. America ain’t easy.

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A Dick About Christmas Music

At the risk of opening this Pandora’s Box…

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Trailer Alert: Godzilla: King of the Monsters

Monster Fight Club!!

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The Bedazzled Nerd

They mocked us. Said we weren’t cool. Rejected us. They exiled us…probably to what they imagined is a wood-paneled basement.

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Trailer Alert: Captain Marvel

A much better Captain Marvel trailer!

Still conflicted though…

As I didn’t enjoy Kelly Sue DeConnick’s Captain Marvel run and I don’t consider Captain Marvel as a character all that engaging…there’s at least some solid space ruckus…I can get into that and Skrulls are always good for a Freaky Friday laugh or two. Still not opening weekend PantsWorthy though.

(Speaking of pants…at the risk of getting your knickers in a bunch: I’d much rather a Captain Britain Marvel movie than a Captain Marvel movie: never mind her bullocks.)

Ant-Man as an analogy is apt…both Marvel movies Ant and Captain operate at about the same level of expectation. Low stakes for Marvel after the intense pressure of Avengers (the budget and the ROI on Avenger movies alone!). Or I guess one could include the intense pressure we saw recently with Black Panther.

According to the Hollywood Reporter Disney wisely and effectively spent $200 million marketing Black Panther as a “cultural touchstone” even though it was just another Marvel movie.

Granted Marvel’s Captain Marvel is better than DC Comics’ Captain Marvel still cue the hype/predictable tweets and social media white noise…like all our pop culture this’ll be a “referendum” on diversity (which so far has been effective marketing). Thankfully there’s no CONsensus on that. So it’ll be interesting to see the track Disney takes with Captain Marvel…maybe follow up Black Panther with yet another “Momentous Event In Pop Culture History!” jam. Look a woman superhero! (How many times can you play that card?)

Look my issue isn’t with the cheezy marketing or the Captain Marvel movie per say it’s the character…I’m not a fan of Captain Marvel. 2 more hours with her when we don’t get along is like scoring that dude on the airplane who talks the whole flight missing all the valid leave me alone cues. Sigh…I guess we gotta do this.

In comics it’s much easier to skip the tie-ins (they often don’t count or move the story forward). In this space case Captain Marvel is connected in some way to the upcoming Avengers 4 movie that’s why I used the analogy of being stuck with her on a flight. I kinda hafta do this.

Doesn’t help the screenplay credits 4 people which is not always a good sign…still it is a Marvel movie. So…

I better get a pad and a paper and make 2 columns…not sure how this’ll internal debate turn out.

Captain Marvel is out March 8, 2019, far more importantly Avengers 4 is out on May 3, 2019.

Let’s Do This Judas.


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