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heyoscarwilde:

The world is a vampire…

Smashing Pumpkins circa 1993 :: via  Mark Benney 

Billy Corgan looks very strange with hair. 

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Being totally slow to bat, here are some quick thoughts on Looper. I’m still fully in love with anything Rian Johnson and JGL do:

1) I think we need to see more “futuristic” sci-fi movies like this. I’d totally file this under a realistic portrayal of the future a la 2001, based on the information we have currently. Both say a lot about the time those respective films were made in. Rian Johnson’s 2040 is a grungy world of haves and have-nots (I also thought what social commentary did exist in the movie was far more subtle and well-done than Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Rises could have ever hoped for, but another argument for another time). The last 30 years haven’t been kind to the country in Looper, and it shows. In 2001, you see the optimism and hope for a future where space travel is not just a reality, but people can use the videophone on a space station to call home for Pete’s sake. Totally a product of the 1960’s. Looper’s a far more cynical film about the state, and overall direction, of the country.

 
2) I want to give Paul Dano a hug. Really, he seems to gravitate towards such damaged, deranged, and/or helpless characters. Fantastic actor, and was thrilled to see him in this movie, but as soon as he showed his face, I knew he was either dying a grisly death, or, well, dying a grisly death.
 
3) I realize with the gangster “Gat Men” they were going for a very Old West, black hat kind of aesthetic. So much of the movie is a love letter to Americana with those kinds of touches. But I really thought this was something they missed on. They all totally looked like Hasidic Jews. Swear to Yahweh, my first thought was “Wow, this seems a little Anti-Semitic.”
Then the Old West thing clicked…but still….
 
4) Piper Perabo has clearly crossed into the “I need to do nudity as a way to restart my career” phase, what with her CIA-agent in parking lots USA drama.
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themarvelageofcomics:

Here’s the first page to DAREDEVIL #191 by Frank Miller and Terry Austin.

Really when Frank Miller had his fastball. Just astoundingly good.

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themarvelageofcomics:

The best news story ever. From 1951.

Awesome or terrible.

themarvelageofcomics:

The best news story ever. From 1951.

Awesome or terrible.

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Very small indeed.

(via wilwheaton)

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themarvelageofcomics:

Cover pencils by Mike Zeck for AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #294, along with the published cover.

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dcu:

So true.
(wish I had a source for this)

dcu:

So true.

(wish I had a source for this)

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mattasticfour:

HIGHLY sensitive

Fantastic Four #17

What in God’s name is Reed wearing?

mattasticfour:

HIGHLY sensitive

Fantastic Four #17

What in God’s name is Reed wearing?

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dcu:

How The Dark Knight Rises should have ended.

That’s either Batman’s finest or worst moment. I can’t decide which.

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  • "We talked at length as far as what her story could be, and it came down to a single question: What does she want? For Sif, what she wants above all is to be a better warrior. How far would she go for that? She makes some terrible decisions and puts a lot of people in peril."
  • "One of the really interesting things about Sif to me is that she's defined by absence, with her lover, Thor, and brother, Heimdall, always away from her."
  • "There will be familiar faces showing up, but none I think anybody would expect."
  • "What's most interesting to me about the Asgardians is the inevitability of them. So much of their conflict is internalized because they don't have alter egos. They're also almost more human because of that."
  • "Sif is not just a warrior. We've often seen her leading the charge, but I don't feel like we've ever seen her in charge. Bear with me, but she's kind of like my dog. He's very committed to his pack, but never looks back because he assumes everybody else is as committed as he is. Sif is the same way"
  • "I see a similarity between Sif and Loki because neither of them can ever be Thor. I think that has more effect on her then she'll admit. She's been told she's capable of anything, but at the end of the day, she will never be Thor. It's a matter of finding out how to be enough anyway."
  • “Sif has been an important but ancillary character and I think there’s a lot of her that has yet to be explored.”
  • "It would be disingenuous of me to say what Kieron did wasn't daunting. I loved his approach. Having said that, my fervent hope is to follow the same spirit of adventure, but there is not a 23-issue arc currently planned out."
  • "Sif is an action hero. Loki is not. They're fundamentally different. I don't use the talking to get to the fighting, I use the fighting to get to the talking."
  • [Kathryn will be exploring the relationship between Sif and Heimdall in more detail than in the past.]
  • Sif will be battling "lots of monsters" and falling in with "a group of fellow warriors with a different outlook on what's right and proper...they're a little out of touch."
  • Becoming more interested in this, despite losing what has been an unbelieveable run by Gillen and what will likely go down as one of the definitive takes on Loki. More female leads is a definite plus, and Sif is the kind of character who has plenty of depth to explore that others have largely left fallow.
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