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July 28, 2021 2:43 pm It may be too late to be of any use, but Conor, the first two Fast and the Furious films are on HBO Max and 3-5 are available free with ads on Peacock.
August 3, 2020 10:32 am Just in case you were wondering, Sway and Petra, the two girls who were "partying" with Vulcan were part of the lost team introduced in X-Men Deadly Genesis, the same series that introduced Vulcan and the team Charles sent to save the original X-Men before he gathered the classic "Giant Size X-Men" team. Considering both girls died on Krakoa, it's not entirely surprising that they may prefer to drink at the Summer's moon house rather than hang out with the rest of the mutants living on their killer.
August 19, 2019 11:51 am So Moira's deal is that she's playing Groundhog's Day but with her entire life. Every time she dies, her mind and memories go back to the point she was born. Different events happen differently because, even if she's not meaning to, Moira simply knowing how events are supposed to unfold causes the butterfly effect to happen. She's not going to different timelines, she's just rewriting time in the main 616 (Hickman has been on the record saying that there's no alternate timeline) Or at least, that's the theory. There's enough weirdness in the four House/Power of X issues so far it's hard to know what exactly is directly tied to what.
August 12, 2019 4:46 pm I believe the scene with Moira that Ryan was recalling was from last week's Power of X #1.
October 3, 2018 3:05 pm I can get that Man-Eaters is probably not for everyone, but what marks it and Mockingbird as being really remarkable for me is that so many writers come from outside comics and they take a while to get used to the format. They're overly wordy or the pacing is weird etc etc. But Cain is able to take a medium that she's relatively a novice in and act like she's been doing it for years. Infographics, visual humor. I totally don't want to come across as negative towards Josh and Conor's review of it, I get that it doesn't suit their sensibilities (and it's not like they were bashing it), but I really do think Cain is someone to watch. Assuming she stays in the medium of comics, eventually, someone is either going to give her a book or she'll start her own that will click with a larger audience and really get the industry's attention.
April 30, 2018 4:13 pm Since Thor was in the ship as it exploded, I don't think he would say Thanos killed "half my people." I assume they were forced onto escape pods and/or sent to the nearest habitable planet. No way they're going to kill off Valkyrie off-screen.
April 29, 2018 7:26 pm Thor actually makes a point to say that they killed *half* of the Asgardians. Which, ya know, still sucks, but is consistent with everything Thanos has done in this movie: he culls populations by half. The Gauntlet is basically just a cheat code to speed up the process rather than doing it one-by-one. So until otherwise explicitly stated I choose to believe Valkyrie, Korg and Miek are on escape pods somewhere. And I assume the same for Xandar, half of the world is still there (possibly working on upgrading the Nova Corps to prevent this sort of thing from happening again). I mean... it's not happy, certainly but it's not completely relentless either.
May 16, 2016 1:44 pm Minor nitpick that I really don't care about, but I figured I'd mention because someone is bound to: Pepper didn't break-up Tony at the end of Iron Man III. In fact, in Age of Ultron, he and Thor were in bragging competition who had the best (absent) girlfriend. Plus, I got the impression that the breakup was pretty recent as she was scheduled to be at the MIT presentation and then seeing her name on the teleprompter really threw off Tony. Ok, nitpick over. Anyways, what I wanted to say, was I have to admit, Ron's review of BvS bothered me a little, not because I disagreed with him, I think the movie was pretty bad for the most part, but yelling the same thing over and over again felt kind of beneath you guys. It felt like a reading a Youtube comments section rather than a review. I realize that the more Ron said the more it was becoming a joke that he was saying to get a reaction, but it still rubbed me the wrong way. That said... as someone who's done a review or two himself in the past, I never understood the reaction of "Your subjective opinion is wrong, let me explain why it is." I might try to say "I disagree, and this is what I got out of it." But I think there are people who genuinely liked BvS or hated Civil War and feel put off when it seem the rest of the world disagrees. Which leads to some kind of wild accusations/conspiracy theories like Disney paying off reviewers to trash non MCU superhero films which is just kind of silly.
October 19, 2015 11:59 am While I can see it might be a bit odd, I think you're way over-reading it, Conor. NOTHING in the story other than the phrase Doom Dog implies this is set in Battleworld and plenty of evidence that it's not. I don't say this to be mean, god/Doom knows I've grasped onto minor details before that turn out to be meaningless, but I think that G. Willow Wilson is a good enough writer to know that a "It took place in Battleworld all along!" type twist and the only clue is the name of the hot dogs is a pretty poor bit of storytelling. Yeah calling it a "Doom Dog" right before a major Doctor Doom heavy event might be a small mistake, but the entirety of the story is them dealing with the end of the world, something we've not seen at all in Battleworld, so if it looks like a duck, and quacks like a duck... than it's probably a weird Howard crossover, but one that's set pre-Secret Wars.
October 28, 2014 10:11 am It should be noted that the version Paul and Conor watched is different than what actually aired. Not by a huge amount, but I can't say it made it better. Bizarrely they made the demon at the end now take John's shape, which I guess was to remind the viewers of the stakes of John being damned to hell? Because the audience needs to be reminded that hell is bad? I dunno. The other noteworthy change was they entirely reshot the scene in the bar where we're told that Liv, after seeing the place that she scried, is now scared away from the supernatural world, thus answering why she won't be in future episodes. I suppose it was a necessary patch job, I doubt the actress was really interested in coming back to film a scene giving her character some closure after being fired, but it still felt really sloppy. I think the series has potential, I'm definitely going to keep watching, but yeah out of the five (!) current comic related tv series, this was definitely the weakest and the only one I won't be surprised by if they cancel before the season's up.