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Messages - BillCable

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
« on: April 21, 2015, 08:54 AM »
Who really wants to see this?  So joyless.

One of the reasons The Dark Knight Returns (comic) was so effective in this conflict was because the two guys had been allies for decades.  Batman was convinced his true friend had been corrupted, and had to be taken down.  That's powerful stuff.

Here, there's no conflict.  Who knows if they've even met.  It's two strangers wailing on one-another.

It's the same kind of mistake JJ made in Trek 2 - trying to recreate something beloved without any foundation to support it.  And it makes no sense.

I'm sure there will be lots of pretty explosions, though.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Netflix's Marvel Comics Shows
« on: April 7, 2015, 05:06 PM »
Daredevil Series Review

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In the comics, they call him “the man without fear,” and there certainly is fearlessness to this new series debuting April 10 on Netflix.

As my video review above says, Marvel’s Daredevil is the TV offering from the superhero giant that we’ve been waiting for. With Spartacus creator Steven S. DeKnight as showrunner and Boardwalk Empire alum Charlie Cox as the blind protector of a very rotten Big Apple, the 13-episode first season leaves the painful 2003 Ben Affleck movie a very distant memory.

With influences including features The Raid,  District 13 and Taxi Driver, this very stylized Daredevil is hard to take your eyes off – which is a way of warning you that there might be some bingeing in your weekend. To that end, let’s give a shout-out to former showrunner Drew Goddard, who wrote the opening episodes.

So... my level of excitement just jumped a few notches.

My plan is to get Netflix streaming after the season finales in May.  So I'll probably get through DD at the beginning of June.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Top 5 Hotties
« on: April 3, 2015, 08:09 AM »

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: April 2, 2015, 02:45 PM »
Yeah, I don't consider names of future characters to be spoilers, unless you say "Zeek is definitely going to appear at the start of Season 6" because you saw it on IMDB.

But the fact that there's a dude named Nagan in the comics isn't a spoiler.  I saw the dude from Mad Men is rumored to get the role.

I'm through about the first 55 issues of the books.  Trying not to get ahead of the show.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
« on: April 2, 2015, 02:12 PM »
I pretty much have no idea what's going to happen next.  Are Skye and Raina gonna become BFFs at Inhumans camp?

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: March 30, 2015, 08:28 AM »
That was one heck of a Rube Goldberg way of trapping "prey" implemented by the Wolves.  You force a dude to walk around in a red poncho, but NOT get caught, and lure people into a zombie trap.  Thinking about the initial effort to set it up, multiple trials before it actually works, audio equipment maintenance, etc. etc...  seems like there'd be more efficient ways to score a couple backpacks.

I was fine with the finale, but I was expecting some deaths.  All through the last half of the season cast members have been hyping the finale.  "You're gonna want a box of tissues" type stuff.  So it was a bit of a let down on that front.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
« on: March 25, 2015, 01:47 PM »
In other news...

Green Lantern cast?

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
« on: March 25, 2015, 11:51 AM »
I just think there's no real impact.  I see bald white dudes every day.  Lex was invented back when it was considered shameful to be without hair.  A sign of disease or old age.  That Superman caused it was a big factor in Lex's obsession.

Now, it's like "Eh..."

Reminds me of the Seinfeld issue where Elaine was dating a guy who shaved his head.  Jerry was like "Is he from the FUTURE??"

Yes, Jerry - he was.  He was from 2009.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
« on: March 25, 2015, 11:10 AM »

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: March 24, 2015, 07:36 AM »
Don't they have a pretty stout supply of ammo?  I remember racks of rifles and a freezer full of handguns, but I don't remember seeing ammo boxes.  I think if there was any hint of a shortage the quartermaster would stop handing it out.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Avengers (and sequels)
« on: March 24, 2015, 07:33 AM »
Russo Brothers set to direct Infinity War

Can't argue with the quality of Winter Soldier, so I think the franchise is in good hands.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: March 23, 2015, 01:48 PM »
Sasha was looking at the crowd rush to see the fight.

I think the loose limbs are somehow associated with that truck full of torsos they ran into earlier in the season.  I'd guess they're trying to weaponize them somehow, but I can't imagine how being limbless would make them effective.  Maybe they fill a pit with them and toss in enemies?

Doesn't make sense at all how Rick's lost his ****, but I expect a lot of people are going to suffer as a result of it.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Super Hero / Comic Book TV Development
« on: March 20, 2015, 11:54 AM »
Actually, vampires have very little to do with Preacher (other than his best mate being a vampire - a classical one allergic to sun and drinking blood).  The main story is about a disillusioned minister who gets possessed by the offspring of an unnatural celestial coupling, which grants him the power of command.  Basically anything he says, you do.  And if you piss him off, he might command you to count every grain of sand on a beach.  He and his pals decided to go and find God, encountering all manner of insanity along the way.  It was a rip-roaring yarn.

I wouldn't call this casting "against type."  All I really recall of Tulip was that she was a junkie, abrasive, and competent.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
« on: March 19, 2015, 03:19 PM »
So last night's reveal was pretty big.  I was certain Mockingbird and Mac were working for Talbot.  But it turned out they're working for the "real" SHIELD.  Pretty clever way, IMO, to have SHIELD as a viable player in Age of Ultron (and a legitimate "secret" agency to boot).  Not looking forward to seeing how the TV squad reacts when they find out they've been a decoy for the past year.

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