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BadKen wrote:

They had a cracker female DP though.

BTW, I want to make it crystal clear that this is completely tongue in cheek. A female cinematographer is a unicorn. Only 5% of the top grossing 250 movies in 2016 had a female cinematographer. Rachel Morrison, Black Panther's cinematographer has an Oscar nomination for Mudbound, and the look she gave to Black Panther is unique and amazing. Especially compared to the washed-out look of many other Marvel movies, which I never really picked up on until she mentioned it in an interview. (The exception there is the Guardians movies, but that's all CGI colorfulness.)

A surprising amount of the Black Panther sets and lighting were not done with CGI. Saw some production stills and the physically constructed sets are breathtaking.

bnpederson wrote:

I read a thing basically saying if the queer overtones were what's was reported (flirting and mentions like the one cut in Thor Ragnarok, basically) then fine, because at this point there should be an out and out queer character rather than ambiguous teases. Much like with a woman lead, Marvel needs to write a character as unambiguously queer.

Yeah, culture's reaching a point where they just need to f*cking do it, and be neither coy about it, nor sing that they're doing it from the top of...some in universe building name that's a super clever reference, I'm blanking at the moment.

I remember an episode of The Mentalist in which they were investigating a man’s murder, in the process interviewed his husband. I appreciated that, in this case, their sexuality and marriage had nothing to do with the plot. It was a nice sign of where we are headed.

The police captain in the Flash was well done, I thought. Just part of his character but not once was it specifically a plot point.

lunchbox12682 wrote:

The police captain in the Flash was well done, I thought. Just part of his character but not once was it specifically a plot point.

Same with Curtis in Arrow, and . . .

Spoiler:

Alex's coming out story on Supergirl was just amazingly well done

Spoilered just because if you have watched Supergirl you should.

Luke Cage - Season 2: JUNE 22nd

Looks like I'll try to take a day off work June 22nd.

Watched Thor Ragnarok and liked it more this time around. I think once I accepted it was comedy and just a partial inspiration of Planet Hulk I could enjoy it. Might be another 5th Element situation for me. I hated that movie the first time I seen it now it is one of my favorite movies. I like it more each time I see it.

Things I picked up on this go around was how much Hulk looks like Banner. And I'm pretty sure the actor is voicing Hulk. I also picked up on all the aliens. I didn't notice how cool some of them were before. One lady had a suit that looked like it was the suit from Half Life or at least inspired by it.

Liked Hela more but she was still lacking compared to fully fleshed out villains like Killmonger, Kingpin, Magneto, Killgrave or Zemo. Power set and looks were on point though.

Oh my god Jessica Jones starts in like 15 minutes.

Man Jessica Jones season 2 really does just kind of... meander around a lot.

I loved that first season and I'm not completely down on this one but if it doesn't stop wandering through inconsequential junk I might end up that way

farley3k wrote:

Jon Favreau Is Writing Lucasfilm's First Star Wars Live-Action Show

Star Wars is expanding even more beyond the big screen with live-action television shows, and film veteran Jon Favreau is paving the way. Lucasfilm has announced that Favreau will executive produce and write a new live-action show set in the Star Wars galaxy.

Is Star Wars now Marvel? Crossover confirmed with Guardians?

Happy is now a jedi?

It probably should be in the Star Wars catch all instead.

MannishBoy wrote:
farley3k wrote:

Jon Favreau Is Writing Lucasfilm's First Star Wars Live-Action Show

Star Wars is expanding even more beyond the big screen with live-action television shows, and film veteran Jon Favreau is paving the way. Lucasfilm has announced that Favreau will executive produce and write a new live-action show set in the Star Wars galaxy.

Is Star Wars now Marvel? Crossover confirmed with Guardians?

Happy is now a jedi?

Well, Happy *is* creating that Star Wars TV show, so...

11 episodes in and Jessica Jones has not improved so far.

Season 2 is a mishmash of a plotlines that don't ever seem to coalesce into a meaningful whole. They'll get deep into one strand and then just sidebar into some bloated dalliance that drains what bits of momentum they had built. The show has no sense of pace and doesn't seem to be moving toward any kind of meaningful payoff.

Characters take big swerves that don't seem to have any internal logic behind them at all and are frankly just kinda out of character.

It's bumming me out.

Huh. Already on Wikipedia:

It received mostly positive reviews from critics, who once again praised Ritter's performance, but felt the season suffered from pacing issues and a lack of a compelling villain after David Tennant's Kilgrave from season one.

I checked to see if it was the same showrunner, and it most certainly is. I just haven't been much into Western TV as of late so I haven't bothered with season two yet, but I was wondering if they could manage the thematic elements as tightly as season one did in regards to "control". Perhaps the problem with every character somehow embodying a different aspect – be it literal control over another, intense control over one's life, self-control, etc. – means it's harder to evolve them for a coherent intent moving forward.

Just guesswork though. I'll have to see for myself but after Defenders and previously verbal vomit about the films I'm not even looking forward to the Netflix shows anymore.

BadKen wrote:
MannishBoy wrote:
farley3k wrote:

Jon Favreau Is Writing Lucasfilm's First Star Wars Live-Action Show

Star Wars is expanding even more beyond the big screen with live-action television shows, and film veteran Jon Favreau is paving the way. Lucasfilm has announced that Favreau will executive produce and write a new live-action show set in the Star Wars galaxy.

Is Star Wars now Marvel? Crossover confirmed with Guardians?

Happy is now a jedi?

Well, Happy *is* creating that Star Wars TV show, so...

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ccesarano wrote:

Huh. Already on Wikipedia:

It received mostly positive reviews from critics, who once again praised Ritter's performance, but felt the season suffered from pacing issues and a lack of a compelling villain after David Tennant's Kilgrave from season one.

I finished it. That's a fair enough shorter summary.

Ritter is still great. It did get to me pretty good in one moment toward the end in which her performance is particularly good, but it's one moment and it's undermined by other aspects of the very same scene.

My only complaint about Season 2 is that they released it the weekend where if I try to watch three episodes a night I'll really end up watching about two and a half.

Thin_J wrote:
ccesarano wrote:

Huh. Already on Wikipedia:

It received mostly positive reviews from critics, who once again praised Ritter's performance, but felt the season suffered from pacing issues and a lack of a compelling villain after David Tennant's Kilgrave from season one.

I finished it. That's a fair enough shorter summary.

Ritter is still great. It did get to me pretty good in one moment toward the end in which her performance is particularly good, but it's one moment and it's undermined by other aspects of the very same scene.

Pretty much. I am not sure what to think about the season. Jessica is a great character well acted by Ritter.

I found the season pretty dull.

If the goal was to make the song "I Want Your Cray, Cray" the worst piece of music I've ever heard, mission accomplished.

Rat Boy wrote:

If the goal was to make the song "I Want Your Cray, Cray" the worst piece of music I've ever heard, mission accomplished.

Spoiler:

David Tennant’s “singing” at the prison exit was my highlight of the season.

Finally saw Thor Ragnarok. Funny.

Felt like it belongs in the GotG universe.

Stele wrote:

Finally saw Thor Ragnarok. Funny.

Felt like it belongs in the GotG universe.

Watched it for the second time last night on a rental. Liked it even more. Love the GotG style and visual direction.

I thought I'd end up slightly disappointed because I'm such a huge fan of Planet Hulk. I think it ended up being my favourite Marvel film to date.

I really appreciate how it looks like an old comic book. Lots of bright primary colours, interesting buildings and vehicles etc.

Plus it’s funny. I was really relieved to watch a comic movie that felt 100% like a comic movie.

Just saw a commercial about an Avengers trailer tomorrow. Jeez.

Stele wrote:

Just saw a commercial about an Avengers trailer tomorrow. Jeez.

As an aside, the "March is TruTV Awareness Month" campaign is a stroke of genius.

Rented Thor Ragnarok last night. What a fun ride. I'll have to see the dark world again but for me it was as fun as the first one, as action packed as avengers, and had the feel of guardians with a great music set.

Loved it. My friend is doing gladiator hulk cosplay and just did a shoot of the suit in foam. It's go8ng to be amazing. I'll have to grab a few of his and post them in the cosplay thread.

Ragnarok was so much fun. I didn't enjoy Guardians 2 as much as the first, and even that felt a bit laboured at times. The humour in Ragnarok was, IMO, much more deftly handled.