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Dr. MID-Nite

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  1. Saw this last night. It was okay, but they really upped the camp level to the point where you can't take any of the characters seriously. They're ALL played for laughs while doing not for laughs things. McGregor is WAY over the top as the Black Mask. The fight scenes are cool, but it all seems so superficial that you're never really invested in the proceedings. I'd say rent it.
  2. Ultraman...the original 1966 series. This show is not only great on its own merits...it was so good that it led to the decline of kaiju films in the 70's. (Why pay to see monsters in the cineplex when you can see them every week on TV for free.) The show was the brainchild of Eiji Tsuburaya, the SPFX master behind the classic monster films. As such, the cast, effects, and style are all very familiar to fans of the genre. Each episode is like a short Toho monster movie. Combine that with the wide variety of different styles and tones present in the 39 episodes of the series and you have a classic for the ages. It spawned a franchise that has continued to this day/
  3. Not the first story arc as the Demon Bear story doesn't really start until issue #18. It is alluded to at many points in the early issues though.
  4. IT Chapter One and Two: Good casting, but the second part was a bit long for the story they were telling. Tim Curry is still the better Pennywise. The first part is the more interesting of the two. Rise Of Skywalker: Underwhelmed....again. King Kong vs Godzilla(1962)- The original Japanese version. While this film is definitely still in the bottom half of the Godzilla series, the original Japanese version is VASTLY superior to the heavily cut and edited version that was shown in the States. Game of Thrones: Rushed at the end, but otherwise pretty good.
  5. I got Blu Rays of the Ultra Q, Ultraman, and Ultraman Geed shows as well as the latest Godzilla movie. Also got D'aulaires' book of Greek and Norse myths and some additional figures for my kaiju collection.
  6. Unfortunately, this particular design is very popular with the Japanese.
  7. There have been plenty of kaiju movies with good plots....and casts..and ones with little to no "cheese". There's been a lot of material over the years. I don't like kaiju films JUST for the monsters...though that is a draw. My favorites are ones that have a nice balance of numerous elements or which appeal to me in some other way. And being a HUGE fan of the classic Toho movies...yes...I DO watch them for the humans as well.
  8. Gojira(1954)- Though this is considered the prototype for all the "kaiju" films that followed(which really isn't true...1961's Mothra is a much more representative prototype of the Japanese kaiju film), it really is a masterpiece of cinema. More than just a metaphor for the atom bomb, the film is representative of war itself and of the difference even one person can make. It's all played straight...and....seen in its original Japanese form...is one of the most thoughtful and influential films of all time. The documentary style directing, black and white cinematography, and brooding powerful music all help to create a film that still impresses even today.
  9. Angelina Jolie as the Shadow Queen Patrick Stewart as Lamplighter
  10. Galaxy Quest. It's everything a good spoof should be. Alan Rickman steals the show, but not without some competition. Great all around.
  11. Scanners. To me, this is among the best "people with powers" movies ever made. Michael Ironside is also terrific in this.
  12. I'll second Mark Gruenwald and nominate John Buscema for his work on Conan and The Avengers and David Michelinie fof his work on Iron Man, Spider-man, and Aquaman.
  13. It's been mentioned several times already....Green Lantern. It was worth it for Mark Strong as Sinestro alone. In fact, had the entire movie been about Sinestro...I'd have been fine with that.
  14. I've upgraded a large number of villains to 6th ed..including all of the characters from Scourge from the Deep, Demons Rule, and Roadkill, along with a good chunk of characters from other books.
  15. The 4th ed VIPER sourcebook also had a villain who could turn into a dragon.
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