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Thursday, February 21, 2019

Cat ladies will love it!

You can't make this stuff up. You really can't. A "glowing review" of the forthcoming Captain Marvel movie:
Some initial #CaptainMarvel reactions:

1. Cat people will love this movie.
2. Several truly magnificent music moments for this 90s kid.
3. Carol's hero moment was very cathartic/true to the female experience, imho.
4. The MCU feels more complete now that Carol is in it. ♥️
I suspect serious Marvel fans are going to hate this thing with a fury hotter than angry Star Wars fans contemplating the next entry in the Disney Wars movie franchise: Rose Tico: Poledancer: A STAR WARS Story.

When - not if, when - Arkhaven Studios begins making movies, I guarantee that they will not merely be better than this SJW nonsense, they will be vastly better despite having budgets that are two orders of magnitude lower.

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120 Comments:

Blogger One Deplorable DT February 21, 2019 8:07 AM  

1. Cat people will love this movie.

As if they didn't have enough of a problem getting men to see this movie.

Blogger Pavlosky Ufanov February 21, 2019 8:11 AM  

Don't you all understand "Carol and her cat are in it"

(facepalm)

Blogger Heian-kyo Dreams February 21, 2019 8:15 AM  

"true to the female experience" is the final nail in the coffin.

Blogger Mr.MantraMan February 21, 2019 8:17 AM  

From the vibe I get from reading that website it is fat white and jewish chicks dragging down chicks that still show some sexual market value to their level, and then shaming males to accept it.

Isn't a feminized society that communicates in obtuse language just grand? Thank you white knight conservatives, I hope your balls fall off.

Blogger Johnny February 21, 2019 8:22 AM  

We just have to wait until the movie comes out, but on the face of it I find it very hard to believe that they can make that yellow cat fit into a superhero movie. Not that I am down on cats, or even yellow cats, but in a Marvel movie? A Siamese cat might do, or better yet a lynx, shades of Bubastia, Adrian Veidt's big cat in Watchmen.

Blogger Mr.MantraMan February 21, 2019 8:30 AM  

As a cat person I'll take a swing at this, Goose will probably not beat out the cat in that one Star Trek episode where Jim and Spock time travel back on Earth to stop an airburst nuclear test by the US Gov, and cross paths with Agent 7 and his harem.

Blogger Cataline Sergius February 21, 2019 8:35 AM  

I suspect serious Marvel fans are going to hate this thing with a fury hotter than angry Star Wars fans contemplating the next entry in the Disney Wars movie franchise: Rose Tico: Poledancer: A STAR WARS Story.

When I want to have a quick and dirty laugh, I read the headlines in The Mary Sue.

"A Rose Tico Series Is Everything We Want and Deserve From Star Wars"

And you know what? Every word of that headline is true, if you are an SJW.

Blogger pdwalker February 21, 2019 8:36 AM  

It’s like they are deliberately trying to sink the movie.

Blogger Johnny February 21, 2019 8:37 AM  

What is potentially borderline hilarious if you stop to think about it is Hollywood fighting stereotypes. Movies are little more than a long string stereotypes. The thing is, they want the audience to immediately go along with most of the people they see in the movie. A cop has to look like a cop, a wife a wife, and so on. It distracts the audience if an actor goes against type, so it almost never happens.

Blogger The Cooler February 21, 2019 8:47 AM  

A cop has to look like a cop, a wife a wife, and so on. It distracts the audience if an actor goes against type, so it almost never happens.

Almost never happens? A big chunk of why movies and TV programs are so intolerably bad today is that the casting is consistently terrible and motivated by something other than meriting the relevant stereotype.

I blame David Caruso.

Blogger Rough Carrigan February 21, 2019 8:54 AM  

I don't know if the Captain Marvel will be bullet proof but it's obvious that these "reviewers" are impervious to irony.

Blogger Cataline Sergius February 21, 2019 8:54 AM  

While the MCU appears to be heeding the siren call of feminism to it's own destruction, there is a glimmer of hope elsewhere.

Is Ghostbusters Saved?

And yes, feminists are mad about this.

Blogger Cloudbuster February 21, 2019 8:54 AM  

"Empowering," "true to the female experience," "a world in which women are encouraged to succeed and thrive." "So many girls are gonna see themselves, their struggle & fight!" " I would die for Goose the cat." Gag.

You could just put up a sign that reads "Boys. Stay away."

Blogger Long Live The West February 21, 2019 8:54 AM  

"Thank you white knight conservatives, I hope your balls fall off."

I believe the problem is that they never had any to start with.

Blogger Cloudbuster February 21, 2019 8:57 AM  

God, I thought VD was kidding about the Rose Tico thing:

https://www.themarysue.com/rose-tico-disney-star-wars-series-yes-please/

Blogger Cataline Sergius February 21, 2019 9:00 AM  

@12

Trying not to count my chickens before they are hatched but that teaser trailer gets every right that Ghostbusters: The Vulvanation, got wrong.

Blogger Duke Nukem February 21, 2019 9:02 AM  

Stop watching capeshit

Blogger Mr.MantraMan February 21, 2019 9:02 AM  

The White "male" project in America has literally been to make this place a safe shopping experience for our little white princesses. We got Wyoming the Equality state, "Big Valley" Princess 10 saved by Stronk Woman, and now the culmination of that project, dumpy, frumpy <6s having mental breakdowns so Conservative Papas fold on literally every issue so Frumpy Dumpy doesn't cut herself with the urging of evil people.

Blogger Robert What? February 21, 2019 9:06 AM  

Does Disney have so much money that they can piss on their fans? Maybe they do.

Blogger Johnny February 21, 2019 9:09 AM  

The Cooler wrote:A cop has to look like a cop, a wife a wife, and so on. It distracts the audience if an actor goes against type, so it almost never happens.

Almost never happens? A big chunk of why movies and TV programs are so intolerably bad today is that the casting is consistently terrible and motivated by something other than meriting the relevant stereotype.

I blame David Caruso.


I watch so little TV now that I may not know what is going on. And movies only on occasion. But the thing is, when they cast against type you tend to notice it, and so it seems way more common than it is.

And by the way, a movie is never any better than its worst scene or its worst character because it breaks the suspension of disbelief. The thing is you notice and it kills the plot line. I am reminded of Captain Kirk fighting the crocodile man down on the planet. Or was it an alligator head thing? I am not sure.

Blogger Ransom Smith February 21, 2019 9:13 AM  

3. Carol's hero moment was very cathartic/true to the female experience, imho.
Too many jokes, not enough time.

Blogger Damelon Brinn February 21, 2019 9:14 AM  

It’s like they are deliberately trying to sink the movie.

They kind of are. They know the movie sucks and there's no way to get the conventional genre audience to see it in big numbers. If they can sink it harder with that audience, they can get SJWs to do free promotion and convince women to go see it twice to spite men, while blaming the male audience for the entire failure. That's how they kept Ghostbusterettes from losing *over* $200M. Also, that movie proved that you can shame people away from even discussing the real budget numbers, and get mainstream reviewers to accept whatever you tell them about the budget and box office.

Also, Black Panther, a mediocre movie by all objective accounts, got nominated for an Oscar purely because it was very important to black people. If they can make this movie very important to women, they earn diversity points for it, which will help ease the financial loss.

Blogger 2Bfree February 21, 2019 9:14 AM  

Supreme Dark Lord, I have failed you, I was unable to contain my mirth at your utterance denoting "...Marvel fans are going to hate this thing with a fury hotter than angry Star Wars fans contemplating the next entry in the Disney Wars movie franchise: Rose Tico: Poledancer: A STAR WARS Story."

I seek your forgiveness in being unable to keep from snorting coffee out my nose onto my keyboard. Knowing your suspicions are not mere supposition, rather dictates to the universe, I look forward to your future pillory of poor hapless Disney/Marvel, they know not their weakness compared to your awesome evilness.

Blogger VD February 21, 2019 9:15 AM  

Stop watching capeshit

You know we produce superhero comics, right? Complete with capes, right?

Stop commenting here.

Blogger Cloudbuster February 21, 2019 9:16 AM  

Cloudbuster wrote:God, I thought VD was kidding about the Rose Tico thing:

https://www.themarysue.com/rose-tico-disney-star-wars-series-yes-please/


OK, in that Rose Tico piece I picked up an interesting little thread and started unraveling it. The author says: "Again, I use the term “people” loosely, not just because most of these trolls can barely understand human decency, but because a huge percentage of them were literally not people, but bots created in Russia to sew social discord and distress."

Note "huge percentage."

So I follow her link: https://www.wired.com/story/star-wars-russian-trolls-study/

"According to a new paper from Morten Bay at the University of Southern California's Center for the Digital Future, a large majority of the social media comments about the film were 'deliberate, organized political influence measures disguised as fan arguments.'"

"'The results of the study show that among those who address The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson directly on Twitter to express their dissatisfaction, more than half are bots, trolls/sock puppets or political activists using the debate to propagate political messages supporting extreme right-wing causes and the discrimination of gender, race or sexuality. A number of these users appear to be Russian trolls.' Ultimately, Bay determined 50.9 percent of people tweeting negatively about the movie to Johnson were 'likely politically motivated or not even human.'"

First, that's an awfully big "or" there in "politically motivated or not even human." And the Russian estimate goes from "a huge percentage" to "a number."

And if you get down to the actual "research" itself, it's the usual specious garbage that masquerades as "social science":

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/328006677_Weaponizing_the_haters_The_Last_Jedi_and_the_strategic_politicization_of_pop_culture_through_social_media_manipulation

It's eight pages before you get to the study's methodology. And, oh lord. And even if you trust his very subjective methodology, how many bot accounts did he find making negative comments? 11 out of 206 negative commenters. We're way down from "a huge percentage."

It's like the "telephone game" people played as kids. People have no idea what they're talking about.

Blogger Iron Spartan February 21, 2019 9:18 AM  

Other than every Twit regurgitating the same talking points, does anyone seriously think this is good marketing?

Blogger Man of the Atom February 21, 2019 9:23 AM  

Both World Class Bullshitters and Midnight's Edge have takes on this. Midnight considers some twists that are worth considering, but they introduce Disney to S'Woke Wars-level risks.

Blogger Johnny February 21, 2019 9:26 AM  

>>Other than every Twit regurgitating the same talking points, does anyone seriously think this is good marketing?

Apparently there is a return to it or they wouldn't be doing it. Think of it not by itself but part of the overall whole. Probably not that expensive.

Blogger Cloudbuster February 21, 2019 9:26 AM  

VD wrote:Stop watching capeshit

You know we produce superhero comics, right? Complete with capes, right?

Stop commenting here.


Gotta admit, I side with Edna Mode on this one: "No capes." Capes are just an accident waiting to happen!

Bob : Yeah. Something classic, like, like Dynaguy. Oh, he had a great look! Oh, the cape and the boots...
Edna : [throws a wadded ball of paper at Bob's head] No capes!
Bob : Isn't that my decision?
Edna : Do you remember Thunderhead? Tall, storm powers? Nice man, good with kids.
Bob : Listen, E...
Edna : November 15th of '58! All was well, another day saved, when... his cape snagged on a missile fin!
Bob : Thunderhead was not the brightest bulb...
Edna : Stratogale! April 23rd, '57! Cape caught in a jet turbine!
Bob : E, you can't generalize about these things...
Edna : Metaman, express elevator! Dynaguy, snagged on takeoff! Splashdown, sucked into a vortex!
[shouts]
Edna : No capes!

Blogger MendoScot February 21, 2019 9:26 AM  

Cataline Sergius wrote:While the MCU appears to be heeding the siren call of feminism to it's own destruction, there is a glimmer of hope elsewhere.

Is Ghostbusters Saved?

And yes, feminists are mad about this.


Epic comment:

Just to really piss the people off who will already be pissed. The trailer should have "the boys are back" playing

Blogger The Deplorable Podunk Ken Ramsey February 21, 2019 9:30 AM  

SJW girls are going to love it reliably. They're so NPC. Rawr, Grryl Power! For normie femmes, however, gah. When their guy takes the out to a movie they want their guy to have fun. Fun dates beget more fun dates. When you go out to see an action movie, which ought to be your man's wheelhouse, and all they do is beat him over the head with Grrl Power pedestalizing and man-shaming, well that's not optimal.


It's supposed to be fun date with a man, not a hen party. It's not the place for that.

Blogger Mr Smith February 21, 2019 9:37 AM  

Vox only a few more of these Hollywood wamen flops and it will be time for you to release a movie.

Doesn't need a massive budget to have an entertaining plot, a greenscreen with decent actors, and ok special effects should be enough.

Blogger Uncompliant February 21, 2019 9:39 AM  

OT, but where does this go? -- In other news, butterflies will not prevent the Wall.

https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/dc-district-court-follows-ninth-circuit-10896/

Blogger Silent Draco February 21, 2019 9:41 AM  

What if the film opens with this notice: " Captain Marvel was relieved for cause, inability to command. She has been replaced by Captain Napalm." (enter Calvin and First Tiger Hobbes)

Help us, Ben Watterson. You are our only hope.

Blogger sammibandit February 21, 2019 9:42 AM  

>true to the female experience, imho.

I have no idea what the female experience is.

Blogger Silent Draco February 21, 2019 9:49 AM  

Tin Lizzie, now we're talking, MendoScot. That tease, though, used the campy setup music and abrupt cuts which made the original great.

Bill Murray should have a big supporting part as a retired exorcist hawking his book, 'Lost in Evocation.'

Blogger sammibandit February 21, 2019 9:51 AM  

Okay, would anyone have watched Alien if the marketing featured the cat as a main draw? I think not. There is a palate for ~strong whammen~ but not for strong cat whammen afaik.

Blogger Barbarossa February 21, 2019 9:51 AM  

@29 "I never look back, darling. It distracts from the now."

Blogger Peaceful Poster February 21, 2019 9:55 AM  

It's supposed to be fun date with a man, not a hen party. It's not the place for that.

They missed releasing this movie for Galentines Day.

Blogger horsewithnonick February 21, 2019 9:59 AM  

And Teri Garr, just trying to keep up? Great one!

Blogger TheMaleRei February 21, 2019 10:00 AM  

35. sammibandit February 21, 2019 9:42 AM
>true to the female experience, imho.

> I have no idea what the female experience is.

I don't think the writer of the original article does, either.

Blogger Daniele Grech Pereira February 21, 2019 10:06 AM  

Just a suggestion for the upcoming movies: No tights. Honestly, I can imagine someone having superpowers even if they are wearing olive drab BDUs and the type of clothing you would expect heroes in a tactical scenario to wear.

Blogger swiftfoxmark2 February 21, 2019 10:08 AM  

Black Panther was a horrible movie. It was bland, predictable, and downright racist and globalist in its premise (and I don't use the racist term lightly). It also introduced a black Mary Sue character in Black Panther's sister, who shows up super-genius Bruce Banner and Tony Stark in Avengers Infinity War.

That picture is nominated for an Oscar, despite Infinity War being a vastly superior movie in every way.

And so the MCU decided that one Mary Sue wasn't enough, they needed one more whose power level is not like anything seen before, despite Thor, Hulk, and Thanos all basically at god-like levels. No, we need someone to be better and it has to be a girl with constant fart-face.

Blogger VD February 21, 2019 10:08 AM  

Just a suggestion for the upcoming movies: No tights.

Yes, we'll be ignoring that. If you want to know what to expect from our movies, look at the comics.

Blogger Johnny February 21, 2019 10:12 AM  

>>No, we need someone to be better and it has to be a girl with constant fart-face.

Disdain is the right word here. You know she doesn't like you just by how she looks at you.

Blogger Damelon Brinn February 21, 2019 10:13 AM  

There was a sci-fi movie last year called Annihilation, which starred four women. I didn't see it (apparently no one did), but the Red Letter Media guys liked it. They wondered why the people who made such a fuss over Ghostbusters didn't get behind this other sci-fi movie starring women, if their goal is moar women in movies. But Annihiliation was an original movie, not a gender-swapped reboot. It gave something to women without taking anything away from men, and taking things from men is what gets them jazzed up.

That's why Wonder Woman didn't get the full cat-lady treatment either. She was always a woman, so a movie about her didn't score points against men just by existing.

Blogger Daniel February 21, 2019 10:14 AM  

Arkhaven films will be able to produce Marvel beaters on 2-percent of the budget of Marvel. The proof of concept is a Russian movie called "Guardian" in English.

Blogger JohnofAustria February 21, 2019 10:16 AM  

That is a bad sign. Means its propaganda packed.

Blogger Rick February 21, 2019 10:24 AM  

Better question:

Will VD direct his movie, or if not, who is his dream director for it?

If I get a vote, I vote for David Lynch. He got robbed doing Dune.

Blogger Amos Bellomy February 21, 2019 10:25 AM  

I thought somebody wrote that as a parody until I saw the link. Ah, The Mary Sue.

Blogger Rick February 21, 2019 10:26 AM  

Also, add 10 points for Lynch because he dislikes George Lucas.

Blogger Praise Snyder (t. /tv/ shitposter) February 21, 2019 10:28 AM  

If you ever get around to making movies, you should hire Zack Snyder. Batman V Superman (exntended edition) was excellent and a greta followup to the better Man of Steel.

Marlel Studios has nothing that comes close.

Blogger wahr01 February 21, 2019 10:30 AM  

Honestly, at this point "Movies" are as dead a medium as radio.

The industry had a chance to hitch their cart to to the online streaming revolution were they not so greedy, but they did not, and sealed their fate by turning around and cracking down so hard on people pirating the content they refused to make available that younger people simply "moved on".

It's been years since I've consumed anything "hollywood", and I can only look at this cannibalism of dead media for propaganda purposes with bemusement.

Blogger Anthony February 21, 2019 10:31 AM  

"Several truly magnificent music moments for this 90s kid."

Does this mean the good music of the 90s, or that pathetic gamma whining that clogged the airwaves back then?

Blogger Johnny February 21, 2019 10:37 AM  

>>Zack Snyder

I get off big time on the visuals that Zack Snyder turns out. But his story telling is not that strong. He does great work if he has a great script. Otherwise not so much. And now that he has had huge amounts of money to spend, I doubt he would churn out a good low budget film.

Blogger SciVo February 21, 2019 10:42 AM  

sammibandit wrote:>true to the female experience, imho.

I have no idea what the female experience is.


She spends nine months eating, and then endures a day or three of intermittent agony without killing herself or anyone else? :confused:

Johnny wrote:>>No, we need someone to be better and it has to be a girl with constant fart-face.

Disdain is the right word here. You know she doesn't like you just by how she looks at you.


Trivia: the facial expressions for lust and disgust are close enough that people can get them confused. I suspect that this frequently happens with porn performers, as the nature of their work is such that they likely have defective disgust reflexes.

Blogger camcleat February 21, 2019 10:49 AM  

@46

An excellent red-pilling analysis there.


And, pop culture mimics the culture at large. This is not just about movies, books, comics and games.

What you described is the same explanation for why the Hate Machinery did go all-in over Michael Brown but did not over John Crawford.

It's always about the narrative. Reality, truth, morality need not apply. In the case of Crawford vs Brown, one was innocent and the other not, yet the machinery backed the thug and ignored the innocent.

Evil truly walks and speaks among us.

So, when "normies" pull out the "it's just games | movies |comics, who has time to care about that" crap, I do try to convince the games, movies and comics are just snapshot close-ups of a much larger picture.

Blogger tublecane February 21, 2019 10:50 AM  

Who is Carol?

Can you imagine reviewing the new Superman movie and calling him "Clark?"

Blogger Joe Smith February 21, 2019 10:54 AM  

Is this Rose Tico thing true? I wish it was a priori insane, but it seems completely possible to me.

Blogger Josh Randle February 21, 2019 10:54 AM  

Shut up and take my money for Arkhaven Studios, Vox!

Blogger Cloudbuster February 21, 2019 10:56 AM  

Silent Draco wrote:What if the film opens with this notice: " Captain Marvel was relieved for cause, inability to command. She has been replaced by Captain Napalm." (enter Calvin and First Tiger Hobbes)

Help us, Ben Watterson. You are our only hope.


I'm going to have to dig out my GROSS membership card.

Blogger tublecane February 21, 2019 11:01 AM  

@10- That's a bit too much burden to lay on the shoulders of Caruso. But I do see where you're coming from, I suppose. He was good in supporting roles as violent, intense cops in movies like Mad Dog and Glory and King of New York. But to make him the co-lead as the "smoldering" romantic opposite Dennis Franz as the "hothead" doesn't make much sense.

Blogger JohnofAustria February 21, 2019 11:08 AM  

>It gave something to women without taking anything away from men, and taking things from men is what gets them jazzed up.

Perfectly said, and I'd forgotten that aspect.

Blogger Diogenes February 21, 2019 11:08 AM  

I would watch that movie at least three times, Draco. Especially if Danvers' punishment was to be fed to Hobbes.

Blogger tublecane February 21, 2019 11:08 AM  

@26- It's more public relations than marketing, and feminine PR at that. "I didn't get dumped, I dumped him!"

But the hope is that they can stir up enough femino-political feelz to get people to see the movie despite its quality.

Blogger tublecane February 21, 2019 11:12 AM  

@35- My first thought would be that the feminine experience is menstruation, but probably it means satisfaction at having kicked a guy in the jewels.

Blogger The Cooler February 21, 2019 11:14 AM  

@62 I was (half) joking, of course. He's a dorky ginger paste. His role as Alpha in whatever CSI show he was in and especially that movie he did with Nicolas Cage were cringe and razzy-worthy mis-castings. Those stick out as comedic muses.

The 'WTF..?' casting, in movies, especially, began right around the time his career took off. It's been a premeditated shitshow ever since.

Blogger #6277 Hammer February 21, 2019 11:30 AM  

"When - not if, when - Arkhaven Studios begins making movies,.."

And that will be the day I start paying to watch movies again.

Blogger sammibandit February 21, 2019 11:37 AM  

@tublecane

>@35- My first thought would be that the feminine experience is menstruation, but probably it means satisfaction at having kicked a guy in the jewels.

That makes sense. I'm still confused why that reviewer threw in "imho". So unsure of herself like TheMaleRei said above.

I'm expecting a lot of "oh we whammen have to do everything and that's why I always look like I smell farts".

I was reading blind items about Larson yesterday. Her engagement to a gay cokehead ended early January. Other rumours were that she shags executives on set.

Blogger Innamorato February 21, 2019 11:40 AM  

Proposal to make an Arkhaven stream. (Who What Why)

Blogger Innamorato February 21, 2019 11:41 AM  

They’ve lost the narrative on what life with men should be

Blogger Warunicorn February 21, 2019 11:42 AM  

Damelon Brinn wrote:There was a sci-fi movie last year called Annihilation, which starred four women. I didn't see it (apparently no one did), but the Red Letter Media guys liked it. They wondered why the people who made such a fuss over Ghostbusters didn't get behind this other sci-fi movie starring women, if their goal is moar women in movies. But Annihiliation was an original movie, not a gender-swapped reboot. It gave something to women without taking anything away from men, and taking things from men is what gets them jazzed up.

That's why Wonder Woman didn't get the full cat-lady treatment either. She was always a woman, so a movie about her didn't score points against men just by existing.


I saw Annihilation. It was pretty decent. Wahmen would probably get worked up about it since there's some character conflict between the women, plus one gets pretty brutalized (and there's no flinching from it).

About the only movie I would like to see is Godzilla: King of the Monsters, but even I'm apprehensive about that. I just want to see giant Kaiju beat the sh*t out of each other, not get lectured about how terrible we are to the planet. (The trailer alludes to us being a cancer, which is a complete 180 from the first 2014 film, where we're just bystanders that can do nothing about these giant monsters wreaking havoc.)

Blogger Jack Amok February 21, 2019 11:42 AM  

Carol's hero moment was very cathartic/true to the female experience

So, she made some incredibly stupid, irresponsible blunder that created a problem for a man, told him he needed to fix the problem - probably right after he got done dealing with some other problem and was looking forward to a drink - didn't even apologize to him for causing it, and said she was the victim when he got mad at her selfish antics?

Just a suggestion for the upcoming movies: No tights

I'd encourage them to take it to the next level. Ditch the tights and go with body paint.

Blogger Bogey February 21, 2019 11:43 AM  

I saw a movie last night by time that Noovie garbage ended and the previews were done I was already demoralized before the damn thing even started.

I'll pass on Marvel's Captain Marvel, but I'm still holding out some hope for Shazam (the real Captain Marvel).

Blogger Bogey February 21, 2019 11:47 AM  

When - not if, when - Arkhaven Studios begins making movies

Good, could use something to look forward to, I've cut way back on seeing new movies.

Blogger Cataline Sergius February 21, 2019 11:52 AM  

VD wrote:Just a suggestion for the upcoming movies: No tights.

Yes, we'll be ignoring that. If you want to know what to expect from our movies, look at the comics.


Will I love Rebel as much when she is three dimensional? I...I just don't know.

Blogger Jack Amok February 21, 2019 12:15 PM  

Other rumours were that she shags executives on set.

Most actresses do. Same with singers, ballerinas... basically any high level performance industry has the majority of female "stars" sleeping their way into the job.

Oh yeah, and also California Democrat politicians.

These are industries with a glut of marketable talent, so jobs are handed out based on other criteria.

Blogger Jack Amok February 21, 2019 12:19 PM  

When - not if, when - Arkhaven Studios begins making movies

Superhero flicks aren't my thing, but I'll be there on opening night.

Blogger K G February 21, 2019 12:28 PM  

Well the movie is releasing up against nothing. The empty field will be a significant benefit during this movie drought. It’ll still suck though. But they will ignore this obvious reason for it making any money and claim it’s due to the quality, similar to black panther that was a heavily advertised controversial super hero movie released against nothing.

Blogger Sean Carnegie February 21, 2019 12:33 PM  

Just a suggestion for the upcoming movies: No tights.

Yes, we'll be ignoring that. If you want to know what to expect from our movies, look at the comics.


They're not tights, they're the required uniform.

Blogger Damelon Brinn February 21, 2019 12:44 PM  

I'm still holding out some hope for Shazam (the real Captain Marvel).

When I was a kid, we watched The Shazam & Isis Hour every Saturday morning, unless we were being punished for something. I found an episode on Youtube recently, and man, it was awful. But if they embrace the cheesy sincerity of those shows, they could have a hit.

Blogger sammibandit February 21, 2019 12:55 PM  

@Jack Amok

>These are industries with a glut of marketable talent, so jobs are handed out based on other criteria.

And everyone knows it, which is why poundmetooTM hasn't caught on much at all.

Blogger Doktor Jeep February 21, 2019 1:19 PM  

"When - not if, when - Arkhaven Studios begins making movies"

Tease

Blogger Up from the pond February 21, 2019 1:21 PM  

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Blogger Up from the pond February 21, 2019 1:23 PM  

tublecane wrote:My first thought would be that the feminine experience is menstruation

If she throws her menstrual blood on the baddie, causing the baddie to dissolve into smoke, then the soy boys in the audience will squeal in unconstrained delight.

God will judge this nation.

Blogger Desdichado February 21, 2019 1:26 PM  

When - not if, when - Arkhaven Studios begins making movies, I guarantee that they will not merely be better than this SJW nonsense, they will be vastly better despite having budgets that are two orders of magnitude lower.

To be fair, that probably won't be very hard. My kids recently went on an old(er) movie bender watching stuff like Aliens and Terminator 2 and The Untouchables and stuff, and of course I've showed them movies like Errol Flynn's Robin Hood or Where Eagles Dare and Hatari! and the Richard Lester Three Musketeers, and stuff like that too.

They were really struck by how without the crutch of big-budget spectacle and special effects these movies actually had to be well-crafted, well-written, well-paced and well-acted in order to succeed. Even 15 year olds can easily tell when a movie has gotten lazy and relied on cheap tricks to make up for lack of craftsmanship.

Blogger Elijah February 21, 2019 1:26 PM  

captain mary sue is the last minute FU to all male marvel fans. the studio spent 10 years building up a universe based on the mostly male heroes that the audience grew up with.

while staying mostly on point marvel and disney get to the big finale with thanos. fans are invested by a decade of movies and money spent, then out of the blue the studio brings in the ultimate mary sue. after setting up the worst disaster that could ever happen ( genocide of half the people in the universe) and after the avengers are thoroughly defeated and unmanned, we get a female character that mysteriously steals her power from the true male hero (Mar-Vel) she stalked and lusted after,and now is the grrrrl power most powerful being in the universe.

she will easily beat thanos sort of like squirrel girl easily beat Doctor Doom.

now the studio can kill off all the male heroes and push the new transgender or colored girls to take over.

this has been a huge bait and switch and marvel and disney have basically stolen billions from the movie going public while killing off their child hood heroes.


i, for one, will not be watching captain mary sue and her jive talking dindu side kick.

Blogger Jeroth February 21, 2019 1:26 PM  

Super Hero on a low budget could be interesting. Everyone expects very expensive CGI with their super heroes, but no CGI is almost always better than bad or even mediocre CGI.

Blogger sammibandit February 21, 2019 1:40 PM  

>They were really struck by how without the crutch of big-budget spectacle and special effects these movies actually had to be well-crafted, well-written, well-paced and well-acted in order to succeed. Even 15 year olds can easily tell when a movie has gotten lazy and relied on cheap tricks to make up for lack of craftsmanship.

Exactly. The Saw movies are a huge franchise and the first had a 1.2M budget with 103.09 at the box office. Saw VII had a 17M budget and 136.1 at the box office. That movie had the highest budget of the franchise that I could find. These are horror movies that don't tend to blow out the box office but nevertheless command loyal, cult following fans.

Blogger Iron Spartan February 21, 2019 1:44 PM  

Hollywood marketers seem more afraid of the point and shriek brigades than they are of share holders and the ticket buying audience. How can we change this?

Blogger Man of the Atom February 21, 2019 2:04 PM  

Iron Spartan wrote:Hollywood marketers seem more afraid of the point and shriek brigades than they are of share holders and the ticket buying audience. How can we change this?

Why change it? The SJW "point and shriek brigades" don't buy tickets, so if the shareholders and ticket-buying public get the message that they aren't wanted, then Hollyweird dies faster. Less money in the hands of those that hate you.

Win-win.

Blogger Kat February 21, 2019 2:30 PM  

Why are all you bigots saying that menstruation is true to the female experience when we know that plenty of women will never menstruate in their lives?

The true female experience is overcoming the violence and oppression they experience due to toxic masculinity and sadomasochistic beliefs of TERFs.

Blogger Unknown February 21, 2019 2:33 PM  

I've always though King David's Spaceship by Jerry Pournelle would make a great movie. It's one of those novels that has scenes and dialogue written in a way that would translate easily to the screen. From a red pill perspective, it has Moslems, Christians, and the women are officially under the protection of the men.
However, the red pill stuff is just icing on the cake. It's a great story, with a high concept central idea and lots of action.

Blogger camcleat February 21, 2019 2:42 PM  

@86

"They were really struck by how without the crutch of big-budget spectacle and special effects these movies actually had to be well-crafted, well-written, well-paced and well-acted in order to succeed. Even 15 year olds can easily tell when a movie has gotten lazy and relied on cheap tricks to make up for lack of craftsmanship."

My son is presently 13. It's been a couple of years since we watched it, but he still talks about how awesome 12 ANGRY MEN was. He loved it.

Perhaps his favorite movie is the original THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL. Loves that one to death. The first time he watched it he was mesmerized the entire run time.

These are not "spectacle" movies by any stretch, but they have both substance and staying power.

Agree with your comment 100%. The young ones can sense "good" when they watch it, and what Hollyweird has identified as "good" they recognize as shallow, unsatisfying crap.

The truth will out. Always.

Blogger tublecane February 21, 2019 3:27 PM  

@89- Big studios apparently aren't interested in making a profit, even by huge margins, on modestly-budgeted movies. They want to make a billion dollars worldwide on opening weekend. If you want to see something for adults of middling intelligence that aren't genre flicks, you must look to television and streaming.

Blogger Angantyr February 21, 2019 3:36 PM  

OT but closely related:
https://www.military.com/daily-news/2019/02/12/air-forces-1st-female-demo-team-commander-relieved-after-2-weeks.html?ESRC=airforce_190219.nl

The Drive, a website covering aviation and military news, added this gem on the above announcement:
“Suffice it to say that in a year when the Air Force is set to make a major media splash with the highly anticipated blockbuster action film ‘Captain Marvel,’ which stars Brie Larson as a superhero that has a fighter pilot past, axing its first female demo team lead is far from convenient,...”
“It’s not all that uncommon for the Air Force to remove people from command, but it is quite rare that something like this occurs after just a matter of days of taking up the new position.”

Blogger swiftfoxmark2 February 21, 2019 3:42 PM  

Angantyr wrote:OT but closely related:

https://www.military.com/daily-news/2019/02/12/air-forces-1st-female-demo-team-commander-relieved-after-2-weeks.html?ESRC=airforce_190219.nl

The Drive, a website covering aviation and military news, added this gem on the above announcement:

“Suffice it to say that in a year when the Air Force is set to make a major media splash with the highly anticipated blockbuster action film ‘Captain Marvel,’ which stars Brie Larson as a superhero that has a fighter pilot past, axing its first female demo team lead is far from convenient,...”

“It’s not all that uncommon for the Air Force to remove people from command, but it is quite rare that something like this occurs after just a matter of days of taking up the new position.”



The fact that Carol Danvers in the MCU was a fighter pilot doesn't bother me. After all, we are dealing with a fantasy world here, complete with advanced tech, magic, and cosmic gems that affect existence itself in some way.

Blogger Stg58/Animal Mother February 21, 2019 4:15 PM  

For high quality yuks, use your preferred search engine to look up "Brie Larson has no ass".

Blogger Lance E February 21, 2019 4:20 PM  

TheMaleRei wrote:35. sammibandit February 21, 2019 9:42 AM

>true to the female experience, imho.

> I have no idea what the female experience is.

I don't think the writer of the original article does, either.


Guessing it has something to do with inciting unnecessary conflict between men she's doing or intends to do, using a series of increasingly elaborate shit-tests, all while being endlessly praised and provided for by simpering betas who, for dramatic purposes, are also implausibly moronic and always either messing up or taking credit for her clever plans and brilliant insights.

In other words, like every female role in the new Star Wars movies and pink SF.

I've found that women can be surprisingly honest about their experience as long as you don't take them too literally.

Blogger Ariadne Umbrella February 21, 2019 4:25 PM  

um, kevin spacey's production partner made mid-range films for grownups. He's not implicated in anything KS did. But: he's Appalachian, Coast Guard alum, patriotic and probably Christian. Everyone in H'wood said he was terrifying.

Blogger Ariadne Umbrella February 21, 2019 4:31 PM  

I genuinely look forward to the Arkhaven/ Castalia House films. I sincerely want to watch an excellent popcorn epic adventure with my family. Really good movies are such a memorable pleasure.

And, yes! Capes and tights! Have you seen the costumes that McCalls and Simplicity are putting out? Mad popular! Regular people like imaginative clothes!

Blogger Stg58/Animal Mother February 21, 2019 4:37 PM  

Ariadne,

What's that guy's name, and why would Spacey work with all of that horrifying triggering?

Blogger Longtime Lurker February 21, 2019 4:47 PM  

Movies have a big problem: Ticket prices continue to rise to record levels. But movie quality? Meh.

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/average-price-a-movie-ticket-soars-911-2018-1178410

Blogger Eli February 21, 2019 4:59 PM  

Seeing Arkhaven Studios confirmation brings a smile to my face. Glad to see that you won't be holding back. Now the question remains who will direct? I'm guessing someone is already lined up behind closed doors. I checked to see if Vox had an imdb page and it's actually been updated based on his youtube appearances darkstream or otherwise. Be great to see it updated with a film production credit in the future. Great times ahead.

Blogger Stg58/Animal Mother February 21, 2019 5:04 PM  

Get Mel Gibson and Kenneth Branagh to direct.

Blogger sammibandit February 21, 2019 5:27 PM  

I would be all over that collab

Blogger MrNiceguy February 21, 2019 5:29 PM  

Or even a good quality animated movie. They're audio books demonstrate they know how to find great voice actors.

Blogger Sean Carnegie February 21, 2019 6:49 PM  

Why are all you bigots saying that menstruation is true to the female experience when we know that plenty of women will never menstruate in their lives?

The true female experience is overcoming the violence and oppression they experience due to toxic masculinity and sadomasochistic beliefs of TERFs.


When satire and possible seriousness are at the point of being indistinguishable from each other.

Blogger sammibandit February 21, 2019 6:58 PM  

@tublecane

>@89- Big studios apparently aren't interested in making a profit, even by huge margins, on modestly-budgeted movies. They want to make a billion dollars worldwide on opening weekend. If you want to see something for adults of middling intelligence that aren't genre flicks, you must look to television and streaming.

You're right. Proportionate to budget Saw makes more if it has a 17M budget and 136M box office (136/17 is 8) vs 152M (the CM budget projected) into 1B (1000/152 is ~6.58). Of course that doesn't mean much if the goal is to just get as much money as possible before theatre-goers figure out the movie isn't worth seeing twice because the gross take home is so, so much higher.

Blogger Skyler the Weird February 21, 2019 7:07 PM  

There is a picture out there from the set of Avengers 4 where Tom Holland is standing next to Brie Larson. Spiderman s butt is way more sexy than Carol Manvers. Not that there's anything wrong with that.

Blogger Michael Maier February 21, 2019 7:09 PM  

tublecane wrote:Who is Carol?

Can you imagine reviewing the new Superman movie and calling him "Clark?"


That's a good point.

Blogger Mark Stoval February 21, 2019 7:17 PM  

"um, kevin spacey's production partner made mid-range films for grownups. He's not implicated in anything KS did. But: he's Appalachian, Coast Guard alum, patriotic and probably Christian. Everyone in H'wood said he was terrifying."


But: he's Appalachian ... that says it all right there.

Funny thing. I never met a real Appalachian in the southern mountains (family there for generations) who was NOT Christian. I know they must exist, but I never met one.

Blogger Heian-kyo Dreams February 21, 2019 7:32 PM  

Semi OT: Has anyone seen Battle Angel Alita? Thoughts?

Blogger maniacprovost February 21, 2019 8:16 PM  

I want to see a Rose Tico movie, directed by Kevin Smith, plot treatment by Owen Stanley.

Blogger Sillon Bono February 21, 2019 9:12 PM  

Heian-kyo Dreams wrote:Semi OT: Has anyone seen Battle Angel Alita? Thoughts?

Very good adaptation of the source material.

I'm shocked seeing how Marvel is chocking everything via inundating all media with the CM SJW stuff.

There is more noise in the media about CM's cat than about Alita.

The SJW are complaining that Alita has a too much feminine body, go watch it.

Blogger Heian-kyo Dreams February 21, 2019 9:35 PM  

Sillon Bono said: "The SJW are complaining that Alita has a too much feminine body, go watch it."

She looked like a cute anime girl/robot and didn't scowl once in the trailer, not surprised that triggered sjws. Thanks for your reply.

Blogger Angantyr February 21, 2019 10:49 PM  

@97
Missing the point, methinks...

Blogger Desdichado February 22, 2019 7:30 AM  

Stg58/Animal Mother wrote:For high quality yuks, use your preferred search engine to look up "Brie Larson has no ass".
Yeah, the butt double gate is kind of hilarious. Someone needs to tell Larson that squats are a girl's best friend.

Blogger InformationMerchant February 22, 2019 9:16 PM  

https://mondrian.mashable.com/uploads%252Fcard%252Fimage%252F918190%252Fcdf0b5d1-fc1a-47c8-9786-e7df88904e48.jpg%252Ffit-in__1200x9600.jpg?signature=5XrTL8RWuVk2XwVslwDmtVUOlA0=&source=https%3A%2F%2Fblueprint-api-production.s3.amazonaws.com

https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/dLSBMuMQ6tdAkkvlo9BQ33ldVPk=/0x0:1920x1080/920x613/filters:focal(807x387:1113x693):format(webp)/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/62629621/Untitled_design__5_.0.jpg

Those are both official. They are serious about the cat lady angle. On the other hand, the cat might actually be likable, so it may not be as bad as it sounds.

Blogger Bee February 22, 2019 10:17 PM  

If the cat is based on the one in the comic book, it should actually be pretty decent. Spoiler:

In the comics, that cat is not a cat - it's actually more like a pint-sized version of Cthulhu (or a xenomorph) that is masquerading in a cat body...

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