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Oh. My. GLOB.
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I've been preaching the complete and total awesomeness of Black Dynamite since it came out to anybody who will listen. It was easily the most underrated movie of last year. The only reason I can figure every single man woman and child on this earth hasn't seen it yet is because of KONG FU TREACHERY. Please, people - PLEASE. See this movie. Rent it, buy it, whatever you have to do but see it. Movie making of this caliber needs to be supported and encouraged so we can enjoy more movie making of this caliber. Just trust me. It'll give you 'OOOOOOOOO!'
Toggle Commented Jul 12, 2010 on code kansas at WWdN: In Exile
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I'm about your age Wil, maybe a little older. I was a teenager at the same time you were, although you were having awesome adventures in space and I was doing history homework, but whatever. I was an awkward kid, lost in my comic books, my science fiction and my graphic novels. I lived in a room above our garage, because I didn't live with my dad and my mom and I didn't get along. It's taken a long time and some therapy to figure out how alone I was back then. I thank FSM for Star Trek and comic books and science fiction novels because they kept me sane for years. The only connections I made outside of those things were friends from school. My 20th reunion is later this month, and surprisingly, I am really looking forward to it. Over the years since graduating, I've developed a sharp awareness of how sort of graceless and tactless I was in high school. And despite that, I had friends, good ones, through the whole run. What you said when you were talking to LeVar... I know how that feels. I know exactly how it feels. I've been feeling like my friends from high school were kind beyond reason to put up with me, and stay friends with me, even though looking back I see myself as kind of a jerk– or socially inept at least. I feel like I owe them. And now almost my whole class is getting together later this month (small class, 18 people I think) to hang out for a weekend, and it feels like an opportunity. Maybe I can thank them for helping me through high school like you were able to thank LeVar. I totally get it, and I was really happy to read about that. Thanks for sharing it.
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Continuing what I said above, guess what? Remember when Disney bought Pixar, making Steve Jobs Disney's single biggest shareholder? You remember who else Disney bought recently? Marvel Comics. And what's this? There's a Marvel Comics app for the iPad now. http://www.suntimes.com/technology/ihnatko/2134294,marvel-ipad-comixology-ihnatko-033110.article Nothing mentioned about subscriptions, but I'm going to be optimistic and just assume that there will be some kind of subscription option.
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WHAT IS THIS I DON'T EVEN
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Comic book readers. Mark my words, these will be HUGE (ha!) on the iPad. If somebody works out a subscription deal with Marvel, DC and the others, it's going to turn conventional comic book buying on its ear. As it is, the comic book readers being made for it now look really good. Can you imagine it? Turn on the iPad, there's a little badge with a "1" on it on your comic book reader icon. Open it up, and there's a brand new issue of one of your favorite comics sitting there waiting for you to read it, and on that 10" screen it's not quite but almost full size. Yes sir, I love living in the future. Or close to it, anyway.
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I loved this movie. I've seen it twice now. I'm almost sorry it came out the same year as a Pixar movie, because TFMF didn't seem to get the recognition it deserved - despite getting a 100% rating from the top critics on rottentomatoes. 100%! And as good as TFMF is, as brilliant as the voice acting is and as incredible as the animation is, the soundtrack... oh, the soundtrack. Perfection is almost not a good enough descriptor. It has three Burl Ives songs. I grew up with those songs as a kid, and when I heard them in the context of this movie my brain began spewing happy at me. It has "Love", which was written for the Disney animated version of Robin Hood, in 1973. It has Beach Boys! And then there are the original songs by Alexandre Desplat. I actually bought this soundtrack, which is something I haven't done in a very long time. Desplat's songs for this movie are so pure, so full of everything that is good about music, and all the massive compression, overproduction and autotuning of the damn kids' music these days is completely absent. "Mr. Fox In The Fields", for example, puts a smile on my face that stays there for a good long while. "Canis Lupis" brings a real tear to my eye. It's powerful, real music, and I think it serves this movie as well as it possibly could. I can't remember the last time the soundtrack of a movie kidnapped me, threw me in a van and tied me up in a basement like this. And now I think I have Stockholm syndrome. "Up" was a great movie too, but it was really only the first part of "Up" that deserved the Oscar for best animated film. I think TFMF should have won, as I believe it's a better film overall. But what do I know, I'm just the schmuck who pays money to see them. I do know I'm buying TFMF on blu-ray.
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I just sqeee'd so hard my lung reached up and slapped me. My day is made.
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Haha, and I just wrote something about how my brain is plotting against me just this morning. -------- Dear Brain: You may have noticed that since I almost never drink alcohol I can't kill you with beer. However, make no mistake - I will kill you if you don't stop screwing around. You're not the biggest, you know. I've seen bigger, so don't be all proud of yourself. Sorry if that hurts your brainhood, but you ain't all that and a bag of chips. What's that? You're going to make me punch myself in the spleen? I'd like to see you try. Well played sir. As I recover, think about this: What has two thumbs and supplies your oxygen? This guy. So stop screwing around. Love, The sack of meat that lives only to serve the glorious brain I SAID CUT THE SHIT.
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