Marvel Media (This is the spoiler thread, Q-Stone - You're welcome)

Needs some midi, otherwise hella rad.

Running Man wrote:

Needs some midi, otherwise hella rad.

And a little flying Captain Marvel mouse cursor trail.

Make sure to scroll all the way to the bottom.

Disney's upping the Hulu (now that they own 60%) content with five animated shows:

Howard the Duck:

Marvel’s Howard The Duck is trapped in a world he never made, but America’s favorite fighting fowl hopes to return home with the help of his unstoppable gal pal Beverly before the evil Dr. Bong can turn him the crispiest dish on the menu.

MODOK:

Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K. centers around an egomaniacal supervillain with a really big head and a really little body, who struggles to maintain control of his evil organization and his demanding family.

Hit-Monkey:

Marvel’s Hit-Monkey tells the tale of a wronged Japanese snow monkey, mentored by the ghost of an American assassin, as he cuts a wide swath through the Tokyo underworld in this darkly cinematic and brutally funny revenge saga. Writers Josh Gordon and Will Speck will executive produce along with Jeph Loeb.

Tigra & Dazzler:

Marvel’s Tigra & Dazzler Show is a story about two woke superheroes and best friends, Tigra and Dazzler, as they fight for recognition among powered people who make up the eight million stories in Los Angeles. Writers Erica Rivinoja and Chelsea Handler serve as executive producers along with Jeph Loeb.

The Offenders:

Marvel’s The Offenders, is a story in which nobody asked them to — and we’d be better off if they didn’t — but MODOK, Dazzler, Tigra, Hit Monkey and Howard the Duck are all forced to team up in order to save the world and certain parts of the Universe. Jeph Loeb will executive produce.

Brie Larson is starting the press tour for Captain Marvel, and she is on record as saying she wants to see more diversity in the press room.

“About a year ago, I started paying attention to what my press days looked like and the critics reviewing movies, and noticed it appeared to be overwhelmingly white male,” she said.

With this in mind, Larson personally selected Keah Brown – a woman of colour with cerebral palsy – as her interviewer for a Marie Claire feature. Brown noted that: “Nobody usually wants to take a chance on a disabled journalist.”

Larson made a rigorous attempt to confirm that her eyes weren’t deceiving her. There really did seem to be a bias towards the male and the pale.

“I spoke to Dr Stacy Smith at the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative, who put together a study to confirm that,” she said. “Moving forward, I decided to make sure my press days were more inclusive.”

Naturally, certain dark corners of the internet have taken this... poorly.

One site I saw blamed the drop in Deadline's opening weekend projection on her "mouthing off," and YouTube videos are bemoaning the projected box office for similar reasons.

I just... what?

I'm also wondering how those garbage sites ended up in my Google Assistant suggestions. Am I a closet SJW hater and I don't even know it?

This is probably what Liam Neeson should have dropped during his Mr. Plow presser.

BadKen wrote:

Brie Larson is starting the press tour for Captain Marvel, and she is on record as saying she wants to see more diversity in the press room.

“About a year ago, I started paying attention to what my press days looked like and the critics reviewing movies, and noticed it appeared to be overwhelmingly white male,” she said.

With this in mind, Larson personally selected Keah Brown – a woman of colour with cerebral palsy – as her interviewer for a Marie Claire feature. Brown noted that: “Nobody usually wants to take a chance on a disabled journalist.”

Larson made a rigorous attempt to confirm that her eyes weren’t deceiving her. There really did seem to be a bias towards the male and the pale.

“I spoke to Dr Stacy Smith at the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative, who put together a study to confirm that,” she said. “Moving forward, I decided to make sure my press days were more inclusive.”

Naturally, certain dark corners of the internet have taken this... poorly.

One site I saw blamed the drop in Deadline's opening weekend projection on her "mouthing off," and YouTube videos are bemoaning the projected box office for similar reasons.

I just... what?

I'm also wondering how those garbage sites ended up in my Google Assistant suggestions. Am I a closet SJW hater and I don't even know it?

I saw the deadline one too. That was an impressive piece of garbage.
*edit* I think it was deadline, I can't seem to find the article again.
*edit2*Found it:cosmicbook.news/captain-marvel-trouble. Not deadline,still dumb.
*edit3* As usual, don't read the comments.

Too be fair (there's probably a better word), I'm glad when this pops up so I can be aware of it since otherwise I don't hear until the idiot sh*tstorm is in full effect.

That quote from the journalist just breaks my heart, too.

Brown noted that: “Nobody usually wants to take a chance on a disabled journalist.”

As if... disabled journalists are somehow incapable of doing their job, writing an entertainment piece?

BTW, I intentionally did not link to the site that slagged Larson, but maybe it's better to have a link so people will know who not to give views to.

BadKen wrote:

That quote from the journalist just breaks my heart, too.

Brown noted that: “Nobody usually wants to take a chance on a disabled journalist.”

As if... disabled journalists are somehow incapable of doing their job, writing an entertainment piece?

BTW, I intentionally did not link to the site that slagged Larson, but maybe it's better to have a link so people will know who not to give views to.

Fair enough. I'll edit to mention them, but not link.

Finally finished Season 2 of Punisher, and I was very unimpressed. They apparently forgot midway through the season that Frank isn't supposed to be a hero. The start of the storyline with Amy is okay, and is at its best during the standoff in the sheriff's office. The sheriff knows Frank is a monster, but also realizes that unleashing him is their only hope to survive. That sort of moral quandary evaporated once he was back in New York. Mahoney had a small one, but he wasn't allowed to really explore it.
I wholeheartedly agree with what everyone has already said about Billy's Jigsaw being disappointing (the actor did great with the material he had, but what he had was pretty bad). The only part of that story I liked was Frank killing him mid-sentence. His wanna-be Harley Quinn getting pushed out a window was also good, but I would have preferred her character not existing at all.
Pilgrim was a far more threatening opponent than Billy was, so it's a shame he wasn't the main villain of the season. I'd have much preferred if all of Billy's story had been condensed and contained to one or two episodes, and then the remainder focused on Pilgrim & the rich a-holes behind him. Like the rest of the post-Defenders seasons, the story was stretched too thin in order to meet the episode count, which made it drag horribly in the middle.

So it's not surprising to me that Netflix has cancelled Punisher and Jessica Jones. Jessica Jones will still have the third season, but it's done after that.

lunchbox12682 wrote:
BadKen wrote:

Brie Larson is starting the press tour for Captain Marvel, and she is on record as saying she wants to see more diversity in the press room.

“About a year ago, I started paying attention to what my press days looked like and the critics reviewing movies, and noticed it appeared to be overwhelmingly white male,” she said.

With this in mind, Larson personally selected Keah Brown – a woman of colour with cerebral palsy – as her interviewer for a Marie Claire feature. Brown noted that: “Nobody usually wants to take a chance on a disabled journalist.”

Larson made a rigorous attempt to confirm that her eyes weren’t deceiving her. There really did seem to be a bias towards the male and the pale.

“I spoke to Dr Stacy Smith at the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative, who put together a study to confirm that,” she said. “Moving forward, I decided to make sure my press days were more inclusive.”

Naturally, certain dark corners of the internet have taken this... poorly.

One site I saw blamed the drop in Deadline's opening weekend projection on her "mouthing off," and YouTube videos are bemoaning the projected box office for similar reasons.

I just... what?

I'm also wondering how those garbage sites ended up in my Google Assistant suggestions. Am I a closet SJW hater and I don't even know it?

I saw the deadline one too. That was an impressive piece of garbage.
*edit* I think it was deadline, I can't seem to find the article again.
*edit2*Found it:cosmicbook.news/captain-marvel-trouble. Not deadline,still dumb.
*edit3* As usual, don't read the comments.

Too be fair (there's probably a better word), I'm glad when this pops up so I can be aware of it since otherwise I don't hear until the idiot sh*tstorm is in full effect.

And now they're pounding Rotten Tomatoes with negative reviews.
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/he...

So bad that Rotten tomatoes shut down the "tomatometer" for the movie.
https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/cap...

God, geeks are the worst f*cking people.

Trophy Husband wrote:

And now they're pounding Rotten Tomatoes with negative reviews.
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/he...

So bad that Rotten tomatoes shut down the "tomatometer" for the movie.
https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/cap...

Good. I will never understand how so many of my fellow geeks have become the new pioneers of self-righteousness, bigotry, and sexism.

vypre wrote:
Trophy Husband wrote:

And now they're pounding Rotten Tomatoes with negative reviews.
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/he...

So bad that Rotten tomatoes shut down the "tomatometer" for the movie.
https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/cap...

Good. I will never understand how so many of my fellow geeks have become the new pioneers of self-righteousness, bigotry, and sexism.

What's one more power fantasy among the rest?

I keep sayin', we could solve this problem easily. Just stop production of Hot Pockets for 3 months or so, and it'll be taken care of.

BUT WHAT ABOUT ALL THE COLLATERAL DAMAGE, SPP?!

*cries in woefully understuffed hot pockets*

I have faith you can do without for 12 weeks, even if you don't.

Just because I like lists and nitpicking.

10 MCU Plot Points Marvel Has Completely Abandoned

vypre wrote:
Trophy Husband wrote:

And now they're pounding Rotten Tomatoes with negative reviews.
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/he...

So bad that Rotten tomatoes shut down the "tomatometer" for the movie.
https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/cap...

Good. I will never understand how so many of my fellow geeks have become the new pioneers of self-righteousness, bigotry, and sexism.

Meh, let them wither on the vine. This movie is going to kick all kinds of ass in theaters and in our hearts.

I can't wait for Carol Danvers to kick my heart in its ass.

BadKen wrote:

I can't wait for Carol Danvers to kick my heart in its ass.

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"Butter origins!"

Marvel Oscar winners:

Black Panther won Best Score, Costume Design and Production Design (yay!). The Production Design win is impressive, since it was up against The Favourite, First Man, and Mary Poppins Returns, all of which had great production design work. I was very pleased to see the creators of Black Panther's Afro-futurist design take home the statue. The costume design win was great, too, up against The Favourite, Mary Poppins, and Mary, Queen of Scots, and Buster Scruggs. The Best Score was a no-brainer to me. Goransson's Black Panther score is outstanding.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse won Best Animated (yayx2!), though it was a disappointment to see Isle of Dogs snubbed. Wait, no it wasn't. Don't get me wrong, Isle of Dogs is a perfectly cromulent movie, but I'm not sure it's really Oscar-worthy.

I loved Chris Evans’ fist pump when the envelope for Black Panther’s Best Production Design award (he was presenting).

Of course he has been getting a lot of praise for helping Regina King up the steps to receive her reward.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse definitely deserved its reward for animated film. I felt that Mirai was the only one that came close, and that was only in story content. Spider-Man was by far he most visually stunning.

Production designer Hannah Beachler had a hell of a time getting to the stage, too. With all those women tripping on their gowns, you would think they would use a ramp instead of steps! Not to mention the ADA considerations...

Her speech was so moving! Won't lie, my monitor was making the room dusty as I watched.

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bnpederson wrote:
SpacePPoliceman wrote:

Spider-Verse has a way better Kingpin than Daredevil S1's laughable attempt.

I liked both of them. I don't really get the hate for Daredevil's Kingpin, both the writing and acting were solid.

Baron Of Hell wrote:

Kingpin in Daredevil was fantastic. Easily one of the best marvel villains for me and I didn't really like daredevil as much of other people. The shining scene for me is when he realizes he is the bad guy.

Didn't mean to snark and run on this, so in honor of Spider-verse's win:

I feel like D'Onofrio D'Onofrioed, so, fine, though it sounded like Kingpin spent a lot of time on the verge of getting verklempt. But most of his scenes felt like they should have been really campy, but the show played everything with the same po' faced thundering seriousness that it all came off as laughable, especially when he's expositing his backstory and questioning his goodness or expositing his goodness. You sorta crushed a guy's head with a car door in a fit of rage two episodes ago, dude, I think you know the answer.

Spider-verse's arc for Kingpin isn't complex or deep, but it's elegant, effective, and memorable. He just wants to get back what he lost, but he loses it again in the exact same way, because like a proper villain, he refuses to change. Also feeds back into the core theme of anyone being Spider-Man.

"I love you dad."