I know we all feel utter contempt for the constant resetting of comic book numbering back to number one, and we pity the weak-minded fools who are swayed by this to pick up a comic book that they haven’t read in a while. The only people we reserve more disdain for are the publishes who pander to this ingrained flaw in human nature by constantly resetting their comic books back to issue one.
I just saw Avengers: Infinity War and, just like everyone else on the Internet, I have some thoughts about it. Sometimes when I’m writing about a book or a movie I try to avoid spoilers, but not this time. This time I’m going to just jump right in and spoil away, so if you have not seen this film, go do that, it is a very enjoyable night at the movies and you won’t regret it.
I’m listening to podcasts again today, this time to The Canon, a podcast about movies. The Canon, with Amy Nicholson, asks what films should be included in the list of all-time greats. Amy Nicholson (a film critic with MTV News) and a guest debate and discuss whether a film should be Canon-ized. Listeners then cast their vote in the Earwolf forums, and decide if they agree, or not, and this fixes the legacy of each movie forevermore.
I have started watching the second season of Legion, and it is not as instantly arresting as season one, but I am enjoying it. The dialogue starts our making no sense at all, for example, with just vague hints of a maze and of the characters feeling like they are trapped. Then the dialogue goes all the way to the other extreme, Loudermilk comes right out and explains that it is possible David’s mind is locked in the astral plain.
Black Panther premiered in Los Angeles on January 29, 2018, and was released theatrically in the United States on February 16, 2018. That is almost a month ago now, but there is still palpable buzz about the movie in the air, and across the Internet. This is well deserved, of course, and I am very much among the people who absolutely loved the movie. It has also been a big financial success, as of a couple of days ago, Black Panther had grossed 940.
I’ve been dipping in and out of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. for years. I’ve always thought it was an intriguing show, and fearless in the crazy stuff it has been willing to try over the years, but I’ve never tuned in for an entire season before. In the end, no matter what cerebral concepts it was toying with, I always ended up drifting away. The subjects this show has put on screen have included; a Matrix like immersive computer environment, artificial intelligence, and a trip to a parallel universe.
I’ve just started reading Doctor Aphra, and like most things I’m late to the party. Doctor Aphra first appeared in the third issue of the Darth Vader comic book. I have been aware of the Darth Vader book and Doctor Aphra for a while, but although I was intrigued I didn’t immediately check it out. One reason I haven’t checked out the Star Wars comic books, including Darth Vader, is that we live in a golden age of sci-fi, where spaceships and superheroes are welcomed into the mainstream like never before.
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