BionicDave

BionicDave

Name: Dave

Bio: Writer - Lover - King of the Impossible

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Deathstroke_10_Full

After listening to Rob Liefeld on a Word Balloon podcast and loving his energy and enthusiasm – and loving his…

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The Shade_6

This is one whackadoodle miniseries. I mean don’t get me wrong, I am thoroughly enjoying it – there are few…

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Wonder Woman_7_Full

This title is easily one of the brightest to come out of the New 52. Chiang’s fantastic art combined with…

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BionicDave's Recent Comments
April 15, 2017 4:53 pm Finally got around to listening to this Talksplode, and am very glad I did. Learned a lot about Winick's career and artistic perspective, stuff I'd never heard him discuss before. You really are a skilled interviewer, Josh
April 15, 2017 4:48 pm Commissioner Gordon, to Batman with awe: "...You paladin of virtue!" This animated movie rocked. What a pleasant gift to fans of the original series. And I so enjoyed Wally Wingert's Gorshin imitation (NOT an easy thing to pull off) that I had to stop the movie to research the man's entire voice-acting career lol Am eagerly looking forward to the sequel. Genius hams Shatner & West together for the first time?? Count me in!
April 8, 2017 3:02 am Like Pompster, I also wanted to rewatch the original / didn't get around to it / am thrilled I didn't - the nostalgia theme of this sequel worked better for me that way, too. And like all you guys, I thoroughly enjoyed this film! Danny Boyle is a hell of a director to have pulled this off, making magic the first time and now a different kind of magic twenty years later. And as if I wasn't kvelling in the theater enough? How about that awesome "Blade Runner" end sequence of Begbie stalking Renton up into that building?! The head through the wall, the chase to the rooftop, our villain watching our hero dangling for his life... but Begbie's no Batty, he'll never learn to revere human life (though it was sweet seeing him express support for his son). And on top of it all, that music... that blessed 1996 soundtrack which seduced me as much as the movie did way back when... as much as any film soundtrack has ever seduced me... and Boyle knew exactly how to use it to its best effect here. Damn. I had no idea this movie was coming for me. But I am so grateful for it!
April 7, 2017 12:03 am CashWho, I know you will appreciate this. As luck would have it, while I was at WonderCon last Saturday, I stumbled into having lunch with Carla Perez - the main Rita Repulsa from the 90s TV series! She was there to sign some new Rita doll. I posted a pic of us (with the new Rita doll lol) if you'd like to see: www.instagram.com/bionicdave :)
April 3, 2017 7:38 pm I heard Mark Wahlberg in Josh's Snagglepuss and forming that image in my head made me laugh on-and-off for most of this morning
March 27, 2017 6:40 pm When I read Black Hammer, which I love, I must do so with two or three fingers of scotch, because I get nervous that Lemire & Ormston are gonna get sued, as their DC/Marvel "homages" seem way more on-the-nose than most non-Big Two books go.
March 13, 2017 2:38 am [I meant Logan's funeral scene, not death scene]
March 13, 2017 2:34 am I fucking LOVED this movie. Actually, and I've thought it about it now for six and a half hours - this is my favorite Marvel movie, period. It was lean, mean, and high octane from the start, and relied on no gimmicks. No costumes, no codenames, no posing. No obnoxious easter eggs every five minutes dragging me out of the drama. No annoying humor taking the weight out of every single impactful scene. And *real stakes.* Like you guys said, this is comic book storytelling finally freed from the genre's eternal Act 2. We get bleak but blessed closure. And while I got really emotional at Logan's death scene, what teared me up even more was Charles' funeral earlier. Because Jackman was there - acting his heart out. In his eyes I saw the depth of Logan's grief for this old man who saved him a lifetime ago and tried to the very end to give Logan a better life. Just gutted me. I also loved seeing flickers of so many other great films inspiring beats in this one; I saw some "King Kong," "Frankenstein," "Shane," "Terminator 2," "Léon: The Professional," "The Wrestler"... HOWEVER, Eriq La Salle's son would have *wireless* headphones in 2029, so I must take points off! haha
February 27, 2017 9:34 pm If you guys ever do a "best of" clipshow, it'd be awesome to use Conor-as-late-night-smoov-radio-DJ for the framing device, to intro each segment. Or maybe after a half-hour shift, he could pass the studio over to Ron-as-after-party-punk-new-wave-radio-DJ, who, when done, would then pass the studio over to Josh-as-alt-rock-and-parenting-tips-radio-DJ
February 19, 2017 1:15 am Saw the movie today, had the same opinions you guys do about it (and was also exhausted! lol). I liked it, and laughed a lot, though it was not as deep and entertaining as "The Lego Movie." And yes - everything Conor said about Bruce & Barbara Gordon, x1000. I am so creeped out and baffled by WB's continued effort to play romance between these two characters, it's the very reason I refused to see the DCAnimated "Killing Joke." Does a Lego Batman movie really need a romantic subplot, anyway? The script works so hard to underscore that the Batman/Robin relationship is a father/son relationship; did the script need to go that extra mile to prove beyond any doubt that Batman does indeed like females? If so, couldn't they have plugged in Selina Kyle or Vicki Vale as the mayor character, to let Bruce have the hots for her instead - while playing Batgirl as another member of the Batman/Robin fight squad? I'd've preferred any replacement scenario, really. Bruce + Barbara = disgusting. Fortunately I was calmed down by seeing Apache Chief, Black Vulcan and Samurai on a movie screen! And The Martian Dancehunter.