Ian J. Ball <IJB...@mac.invalid> wrote:
> On 2022-06-23 08:30:41 +0000, Ubiquitous said:
>> What did you watch?
> I got my car serviced in the morning, so I dialed back on movies on
> Wed., though I still got through one good flick... and one other!:
> The Outpost (recorded) - "Something to Live For" (ep. #4.10).
> The show continues to furiously kill off characters as it races
> towards a "only Talon survives! (and maybe not even her!!)" series
> finale. >:/
Oooo! Oooo! I know! I know!
> In this one, 313 busts one of his race out of the pod, which is
> revealed to be his son (it looked more like his daughter!!),
A couple days ago my ex messaged me a picture of her with her
granddaughter. I mentioned that her granddaughter looks a lot like the
peaches granddaughter. And… It turned out it was her grandson. I’m going
to be paying for that one for a while.
but he did
> it before Janzo had prepped for it, so the son dies. Garret is revived
> by Warlita, and races down to the chamber with some guards, and both
> Janzo and Wren agree that 313 now needs to be imprisoned for attacking
> them (just to get his son killed!!).
> Talon and Luna head back to where Talon discovered Zed's kinj, but
> are unable to find the location of Aster's tomb.
> Zed, Nedra and Munt head for Golu's tomb, and Nedra discovers its
> location, and they burn Golu's body to ash! But they are ambushed by
> Levare (teleporting "God") and Tera ("death God"). Zed messes up Tera
> fairly well, and hides the kinj in the other two, but Munt is seriously
> (mortally?) wounded, and Nedra is toasted. Janya
> (soul-sucking/resurrecting "God") then uses most of her "soul" energy
> store to bring Golu back (considering he was ashes, the show is pure
> fantasy now!!).
> Just 3 more episodes to go! (Planning to finish this out on Friday.)
Just wait for the sexy energy dance finale!
> Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (Disney+) - I really liked
> this - I think this was one of the best MCU flicks, especially one of
> the best (if not the best) non-Ant-Man, non-GotG flicks.
It’s a good one, although Iron Man one is still at the top of my list.
> One of the things I really like is that this gives us a meaningful
> followup to "WandaVision" - if you were one of those people that
> concluded that Wanda was "evil" from WandaVision, this movie's for
OK here’s my big problem with the set up.
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> Elizabeth Olsen turns in an actual acting performance, in an MCU
> flick no less! But her performance here is really good in a couple of
> scenes - probably too good for an MCU flick!
> This film does seem to definitelively answer, with a *negative*,
> about whether there will ever be another season of "WandaVision", and
> indeed seems to write Wanda out of the MCU for good.
Except it just introduced an infinite number of alternate wanders.
> The film also crosses over with several other properties, including
> Prof. X from the original "X-Men" (he was the only "Illuminati" who was
> making any sense!!), along with "Captain Carter" (from "What If"),
> Anson Mount as Black Bolt (from "Inhumans"!!1!) and John Krasinski as
> Reed Richards!
Yeah that’s actually the actor and character from the Inhumans TV series.
There’s good odds he’s also a Skrull imposter. Professor X is a live
action version of the one from one of the cartoon series (that’s his yellow
cartoon wheelchair and they played the cartoon theme). There’s an entire
council of alternate read Richards in the comics, and usually him having a
beard is a bad sign. But this was actually Mr. fantastic, right down to the
costume and powers! And the four on his chest implies a Ben and a Sue and a
It hadn’t occurred to me we were actually seeing any marvel illuminati
group. If we were they sure should’ve had Tony Stark in there. In costume
if they didn’t want to pay Robert Downey Jr.!
> Love Bruce Campbell cameoing in this - his post credits scene was
> perfect! ;)
> Anyway, this flick is a pretty dang good "ride" - it has a decent
> story, with some good acting (esp. from Olson) along the way. I even
> thought America Chavez's character was fine here.
> Not sure I'm enthused what the mid-credits scene sets up - I think
> I'd rather they do something else with "3"...
Are you kidding? Do you know who that was? Do you know who she was playing?
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Man, not since Eddie Benton …
> Some general comments: Elizabeth Olson has put weight back on - she
> was "voluptuous" back when she did "Martha Marcy May Marlene", then got
> pretty skinny back during the mid-MCU period, but has clearly put
> weight back on here... Am I crazy, or did Rachel McAdams not always
> have that thing on the side of her face?! I'd have to go check, but I
> don't remember that being there back during, say, "The Hot Chick"!
I kept not being sure if that thing on her face was dirt or was supposed to
differentiate her from her other characters or what. Also she was a bit
broad in the beam to be wearing that unitard.
> Fortress (Tubi) - Another Bruce Willis special!! And it has a sequel!
> It stars a cast of thousands! - Willis, *and* Jesse Metcalfe, *and*
> Chad Michael Murray (chewing the scenery as the villain!!), *and*
> Shannen Doherty!!! Hell, even Sean Kanan pops up in this! I think I
> also know Ser'Darius Blain from somewhere, though I couldn't tell you
> from where. Kelly Greyson co-stars, and she is a very muscular woman
> who looks like she could *hurt* you, but not in a good way!
> The plot of this one is rather preposterous - Metcalfe's character
> shows up at a "retirement compound" to visit his father (Willis), but
> it turns out this isn't any regular "retirement community", but is
> literally a government-type fortress. It is soon attacked by a squad of
> mercenaries, led by Blain, and Willis' "skills" are revealed as he
> fights off the attackers, and tries to protect his son. Doherty and
> Murray don't show up until later.
> I have no clear idea how they squeeze a sequel out of this! but the
> sequel was just recently released and hasn't shown up on a streamer yet.
> This 2021 flick looks to be later in Willis' decline. In this
IMDb says they were shot back to back and that there was supposed to be a
> there are almost *no* scenes of Willis directly interacting with his
> costars - there's one direct scene between Willis and Metcalfe, and
> another between Willis and Doherty, and that's it. Every other scene is
> just a framed shot on Willis delivering lines, with either no one in
> the scene with him, or a stand-in barely visible at the very edge of
> the frame. This is the very noticable structure of all of Willis' last
> Sidenote: This was filmed in Puerto Rico, as Willis' earlier "Out of
> Death" was - I wonder if he filmed these back-to-back.
Added to my watch list, thanks
“The last thing I want to do is hurt you, but it’s still on my list.”