Jul. 29th, 2014

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I tried to Netflix The Walking Dead after having heard so much about it. I've never read the comics series but I went into it knowing that the comic and the TV show have diverged so much that knowing one means fuck-all when it comes to the other. I liked several of the characters (Rick and Michonne are the best) but my problem is that I'm so scared of zombies that I can hardly watch an episode all the way through! I'm having a fit the whole time waiting for a zombie to jump out from behind a rock. I wish someone would make a 'no zombies' cut of TWD just to indulge me.

However, it's hilarious to watch the cast struggle to hang on to their Southern accents. Merle's is the best of the bunch; turns out his actor, Michael Rooker, is from Alabama. Big surprise! Several of the other main actors are British -- poor Britons, y'all's actors will work for peanuts because the four episodes of Sherlock y'all get a year ain't enough to keep them employed.

I watched Fright Night, the 1985 comedy-horror movie, and LOVED it (btw, if anyone wants to watch it, it's still on crackle.com for the next couple of days, free of charge). I can't believe I've never seen it before -- but I didn't see Lost Boys until I was in college, either, and that along with Fright Night basically created Buffy the Vampire Slayer and that genre. Chris Sarandon is super-sexy as Jerry the vampire, with his dark eyes and smirk that seems to warn you: "Girl, I am so fuckable but do not, under any circumstances, let me stick my dick in you. My dick is poison." His oh-so-80s wardrobe, which was fashionable at the time, is giggle-worthy now. Check out that dad sweater he wears in the club scene! Amanda Bearse (Marcy from Married With Children!) spends the entire movie looking like a 15-year-old boy with a sock in his hair.

Onto my rant. It bugs the hell out of me when people blithely equate Moon Knight to Batman, saying that Moon Knight is Marvel's equivalent to the Dark Knight. This is foolishness. The two characters have little in common, personality-wise, thematically, or in any other way. Marvel's equivalent to Batman is really Night Thrasher of the original New Warriors; like Batman, he is a child of privilege who saw his parents killed before his eyes, and dedicated his life to training to the height of physical perfection and punishing evil-doers. The parallels between Night Thrasher and Batman are clear. Marc Spector, the working-class Jewish kid from Chicago, has little in common with either of them. He and Batman differ so much in what they do and how they do it -- Batman has a strictly-observed "no killing" policy, while Marc Spector spent years as a ruthless mercenary. If Marc has a talent for anything, it's turning warm bodies into corpses!
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First up, your moment of Tumblr Zen:

Talk about missing the point. Work on your basic reading comprehension, blastortoise. Comic books are 80% pictures, how fucking hard can it be?

How boss was Queen Stephanie McMahon on RAW?! Holy shit, when she tearfully accepted Brie Bella's demand for a match against her at Summerslam, and then smacked Brie off the ring apron and snarled, "I'm gonna make you my BITCH!" and then flung the mic at her?! And then Triple H and like 3 other guys have to bodily drag Stephanie out of the ring to separate her from Brie! This is one of the things I love about wrasslin. There is no feminine-mystique 'closer to the earth' nurturing bullshit with the female characters. They are every bit as vicious, self-serving, and ambitious as their male counterparts. Forget John Cena vs. Brock Lesnar. I hope they both lose. I am here for Queen Steph vs. Brie. I want to see them fuck each other up!

Brie Bella Stephanie McMahon Segment by wwefan53


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