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 Post subject: Re: 2019 50/50 Challenge - 50 Books and/or 50 Movies in One
PostPosted: Fri March 08, 2019 10:40 pm 
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They could/should totally do a Parker movie. The most expensive thing would be the cast.

They have. Point Blank with Lee Marvin and Payback with Mel Gibson are both based on the first book, The Hunter.

The Outfit, with Robert Duvall, is based on The Outfit.

The Split, with Jim Brown (yes, the football player), was based on The Seventh.

Slayground with Peter Coyote, based on Slayground.

Parker, with Jason Statham is based on Flashfire. And is the only one in which he’s actually called Parker.

I confess I’ve never seen any of these, but am dying to see Point Blank. It’s supposed to be the most faithful to the book. I wish they’d get somebody cool signed up for a whole series, like the Bond flicks/ books. But remain more faithful to the books.

I've seen Payback, I wouldn't call it a Parker movie if you didn't tell me that. Huh.

I should have checked out Wikipedia to see the list! :) I'll have to put those in the queue as well.
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17/50 Movies

Fruitvale Station
Beautiful Boy
Mission Impossible Fallout
Venom
Ant-man and the Wasp
Sorry To Bother You
Incredibles 2
The Dark Tower
Ocean's 8
The Quick and the Dead
North by Northwest
The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)
BlacKKKlansman
Mildred Pierce (1945)
Bohemian Rhapsody
Friday
Molly's Game

12/50 Books

The Gunslinger (Dark Tower 1) - Stephen King
The Drawing of the Three (Dark Tower 2) - Stephen King
New Orleans Stories - edited by John Miller
Portnoy's Complaint - Philip Roth
The Waste Lands (Dark Tower 3) - Stephen King
The Postman Always Rings Twice - James Cain
The Ocean at the End of the Lane - Neil Gaiman
The Origin of Others - Toni Morrison
The Water Cure - Sophie Mackintosh
Black Leopard, Red Wolf - Marlon James
They Can't Kill Us Until they Kill Us - Hanif Abdurraqib
Paradise - Toni Morrison



Love the cliffhanger for The Waste Lands


Book 4 is my favorite.

Four is great. I need to re-read these.

You know, in between everything else going on! :)


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 Post subject: Re: 2019 50/50 Challenge - 50 Books and/or 50 Movies in One
PostPosted: Fri March 08, 2019 11:51 pm 
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bune wrote:
wease wrote:
bune wrote:
They could/should totally do a Parker movie. The most expensive thing would be the cast.

They have. Point Blank with Lee Marvin and Payback with Mel Gibson are both based on the first book, The Hunter.

The Outfit, with Robert Duvall, is based on The Outfit.

The Split, with Jim Brown (yes, the football player), was based on The Seventh.

Slayground with Peter Coyote, based on Slayground.

Parker, with Jason Statham is based on Flashfire. And is the only one in which he’s actually called Parker.

I confess I’ve never seen any of these, but am dying to see Point Blank. It’s supposed to be the most faithful to the book. I wish they’d get somebody cool signed up for a whole series, like the Bond flicks/ books. But remain more faithful to the books.

I've seen Payback, I wouldn't call it a Parker movie if you didn't tell me that. Huh.

I should have checked out Wikipedia to see the list! :) I'll have to put those in the queue as well.


I just finished Dirty Money a few minutes ago. Man, it’s a shame Westlake passed away. There’s just so much that could’ve happened after the end of it.

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 Post subject: Re: 2019 50/50 Challenge - 50 Books and/or 50 Movies in One
PostPosted: Fri March 08, 2019 11:53 pm 
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28/50 Books

The Green Eagle Score- Richard Stark
The Sour Lemon Score- Richard Stark
Hellboy: Omnibus Vol 1
Hellboy: Omnibus Vol 2
Essential Captain Marvel Vol 2
Steely Dan: The Complete Guide to Their Music
Deadly Edge - Richard Stark
Slayground - Richard Stark
Plunder Squad - Richard Stark
The Damsel - Richard Stark
The Blackbird - Richard Stark
Hellboy: Omnibus Vol 3 (over 500 pages)
Butcher’s Moon - Richard Stark
Lemons Don't Lie - Richard Stark
Comeback - Richard Stark
Backflash - Richard Stark
Born Standing Up - Steve Martin
Flashfire - Richard Stark
The Complete Making of Indiana Jones - JW Rinzler
Firebreak - Richard Stark
Hellboy: Omnibus Volume 4
Hellboy: The Short Stories Vol 1
Hellboy: The Short Stories Vol 2
Breakout - Richard Stark
Nobody Runs Forever - Richard Stark
Ask the Parrot - Richard Stark
Dirty Money - Richard Stark

And with that, I have completed all the Stark Parker and Grofield books. Greatly looking forward to a re-read.

5/50 Movies

Raiders of the Lost Ark
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
Sin City
Sin City: A Dame To Kill For
Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

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 Post subject: Re: 2019 50/50 Challenge - 50 Books and/or 50 Movies in One
PostPosted: Sat March 09, 2019 11:21 pm 
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Movies:

01. The Hill (1965)
02. Sahara (1943)
03. Island in the Sky (1953)
04. Shalako (1968)
05. The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (1958)
06. Death Rides a Horse (1967)
07. Zardoz (1974)
08. The Revenant (2015)
09. Blood Father (2016)
10. Edge of Tomorrow (2014)
11. Murder on the Orient Express (1974)
12. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
13. Point Blank (1967)
14. Solomon Kane (2009)
15. The Professionals (1966)
16. Aquaman (2018)
17. Deadpool 2 (2018)
18. Suicide Squad (2016)
19. Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018)
20. Vera Cruz (1954)
21. Bad Day at Black Rock (1955)
22. Thor: The Dark World (2013)
23. Justice League Dark (2017)
24. Paths of Glory (1957)
25. Sorcerer (1977)
26. The Death of Superman (2018)
27. Reign of the Supermen (2019)
28. Watusi (1959)
29. The Legend of Tarzan (2016)
30. Son of Batman (2014)
31. Batman vs. Robin (2015)
32. Batman: Bad Blood (2016)
33. Police Story (1985)
34. Warriors Two (1978)
35. Lucky Logan (2017)
36. The Nice Guys (2016)
37. The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017)
38. Drive (2011)
39. John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)
40. Kingdom of Heaven - Director's Cut (2005)
41. Hostiles (2017)
42. Hell or High Water (2016)
43. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017)
44. The Wages Of Fear (1955)
45. Drunken Master (1978)
46. Executioners from Shaolin (1977)
47. The Third Man (1949)
48. Master of the Flying Guillotine (1976)
49. Ride Lonesome (1959)
50. Rio Conchos (1964)
51. The Inglorious Bastards (1978)
52. Clan of the White Lotus (1980)
53. Rolling Thunder (1977)
54. MacKenna's Gold (1969)
55. Vanishing Point (1971)
56. The Sisters Brothers (2018)
57. Der Fan (1982)
58. Truck Turner (1974)
59. 10 Brothers Of Shaolin (1977)
60. Kung Fury (2015)
61. Black Dynamite (2009)
62. Pretty Maids All in a Row (1971)
63. Thriller: A Cruel Picture (1973)
64. The Predator (2018)
65. Nighthawks (1981)
66. Django (1966)
67. Waterloo (1970)
68. Duck, You Sucker! (1971)
69. Black '47 (2018)
70. Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song (1971)
71. Dr. No (1962)
72. The Seventh Seal (1957)
73. Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972)
74. Throne of Blood (1957)
75. From Russia with Love (1963)
76. Arrival (2016)
77. Annihilation (2018)
78. Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)
79. The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
80. Ms .45 (1981)


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 Post subject: Re: 2019 50/50 Challenge - 50 Books and/or 50 Movies in One
PostPosted: Sun March 10, 2019 3:01 am 
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bune wrote:
wease wrote:
bune wrote:
They could/should totally do a Parker movie. The most expensive thing would be the cast.

They have. Point Blank with Lee Marvin and Payback with Mel Gibson are both based on the first book, The Hunter.

The Outfit, with Robert Duvall, is based on The Outfit.

The Split, with Jim Brown (yes, the football player), was based on The Seventh.

Slayground with Peter Coyote, based on Slayground.

Parker, with Jason Statham is based on Flashfire. And is the only one in which he’s actually called Parker.

I confess I’ve never seen any of these, but am dying to see Point Blank. It’s supposed to be the most faithful to the book. I wish they’d get somebody cool signed up for a whole series, like the Bond flicks/ books. But remain more faithful to the books.

I've seen Payback, I wouldn't call it a Parker movie if you didn't tell me that. Huh.

I should have checked out Wikipedia to see the list! :) I'll have to put those in the queue as well.
wease wrote:
blueviper wrote:
Stardog Champion wrote:
17/50 Movies

Fruitvale Station
Beautiful Boy
Mission Impossible Fallout
Venom
Ant-man and the Wasp
Sorry To Bother You
Incredibles 2
The Dark Tower
Ocean's 8
The Quick and the Dead
North by Northwest
The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)
BlacKKKlansman
Mildred Pierce (1945)
Bohemian Rhapsody
Friday
Molly's Game

12/50 Books

The Gunslinger (Dark Tower 1) - Stephen King
The Drawing of the Three (Dark Tower 2) - Stephen King
New Orleans Stories - edited by John Miller
Portnoy's Complaint - Philip Roth
The Waste Lands (Dark Tower 3) - Stephen King
The Postman Always Rings Twice - James Cain
The Ocean at the End of the Lane - Neil Gaiman
The Origin of Others - Toni Morrison
The Water Cure - Sophie Mackintosh
Black Leopard, Red Wolf - Marlon James
They Can't Kill Us Until they Kill Us - Hanif Abdurraqib
Paradise - Toni Morrison



Love the cliffhanger for The Waste Lands


Book 4 is my favorite.

Four is great. I need to re-read these.

You know, in between everything else going on! :)


It'll probably be April by the time I get to the fourth book. I needed a break for a little while. I just needed some new characters to follow. I'm working through some short story collections for work, but I'll definitely be back to the Dark Tower when spring break hits. I'm not bailing on the series.


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 Post subject: Re: 2019 50/50 Challenge - 50 Books and/or 50 Movies in One
PostPosted: Sun March 10, 2019 8:41 pm 
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6/50 Movies:
1. The Avengers: Infinity War
2. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
3. Ocean's 8
4. Fyre
5. Tag
6. Greta

4/50 Books:
1. The End of the End of the World - Jonathan Franzen
2. Children of Blood and Bone - Tomi Adeyemi
3. Becoming - Michelle Obama
4. Another Country - James Baldwin

8/50 Albums:
1. Around the Sun - R.E.M.
2. Accelerate - R.E.M.
3. Here We Rest - Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
4. Lifers - Cody Jinks
5. Ash & Ice - The Kills
6. Canterbury Girls - Lily & Madeliene
7. My Woman - Angel Olsen
8. Horses - Patti Smith (revisiting after more than a decade)


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13/50 Movies:
1. Blue Velvet (1986) [re-watch]
2. Trolls (2016) [re-watch]
3. Sing (2016) [re-watch]
4. Frozen (2013) [re-watch]
5. Lady and the Tramp (1955) [re-watch]
6. Get Out (2017)
7. Cinderella (1950) [re-watch]
8. The Sixth Sense (1999) [re-watch]
9. Mulan (1998) [re-watch]
10. Beauty and the Beast (2017) [re-watch]
11. Tangled (2010) [re-watch]
12. Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)
13. Apocalypse Now (1979)

6/50 Books:
1. The Musical Brain - Cesar Aira
2. Hannah Versus the Tree - Leland de la Durantaye
3. An Episode In The Life Of A Landscape Painter - Cesar Aira [re-read, last read 2009]
4. Fever Dream by Samanta Schweblin
5. Down the Rabbit Hole by Juan Pablo Villalobos
6. The Spirit of Science Fiction by Roberto Bolaño

23/100 Albums:
1. Laura Gibson - Goners (2018)
2. The 1975 - The 1975 (2013)
3. The Decemberists - Traveling On (2018)
4. Beck - Colors (2017)
5. Laura Marling - Once I Was An Eagle (2013)
6. Feist - The Reminder (2007)
7. Haley Bonar - The Size of Planets (2003)
8. Cat Power - Wanderer (2018)
9. Stella Donnelly - Thrush Metal EP (2017)
10. Cherry Glazerr - Stuffed & Ready (2019)
11. William Tyler - Goes West (2019)
12. Sarah Jaffe - Bad Baby (2017)
13. Phosphorescent - C'est La Vie (2018)
14. William Tyler - Impossible Truth (2013)
15. The 1975 - I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It (2016)
16. Courtney Barnett - How To Carve A Carrot Into A Rose (2013)
17. The Casket Girls - The Casket Girls EP (2013)
18. Broken Social Scene - Let's Try The After (Vol 1) (2019)
19. Peter Bjorn and John - EPBJ (2019)
20. Strand of Oaks - Eraserland (2019)
21. Will Oldham - Songs of Love and Horror (2018)
22. Jim James - Tribute To 2 (2017)
23. Stella Donnelly - Beware of the Dogs (2019)

7/30 Etc.
1. Game of Thrones Season 1 [re-watch]
2. Making a Murderer Season 2
3. No One Loves You - Roy Wood Jr.
4. The Office Season 4 [re-watch]
5. Big Mouth: My Furry Valentine
6. The Office Season 5 [re-watch]
7. True Detective Season 3

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28/50 Books

The Green Eagle Score- Richard Stark
The Sour Lemon Score- Richard Stark
Hellboy: Omnibus Vol 1
Hellboy: Omnibus Vol 2
Essential Captain Marvel Vol 2
Steely Dan: The Complete Guide to Their Music
Deadly Edge - Richard Stark
Slayground - Richard Stark
Plunder Squad - Richard Stark
The Damsel - Richard Stark
The Blackbird - Richard Stark
Hellboy: Omnibus Vol 3 (over 500 pages)
Butcher’s Moon - Richard Stark
Lemons Don't Lie - Richard Stark
Comeback - Richard Stark
Backflash - Richard Stark
Born Standing Up - Steve Martin
Flashfire - Richard Stark
The Complete Making of Indiana Jones - JW Rinzler
Firebreak - Richard Stark
Hellboy: Omnibus Volume 4
Hellboy: The Short Stories Vol 1
Hellboy: The Short Stories Vol 2
Breakout - Richard Stark
Nobody Runs Forever - Richard Stark
Ask the Parrot - Richard Stark
Dirty Money - Richard Stark



6/50 Movies

Raiders of the Lost Ark
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
Sin City
Sin City: A Dame To Kill For
Won’t You Be My Neighbor?
Captain Marvel

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 Post subject: Re: 2019 50/50 Challenge - 50 Books and/or 50 Movies in One
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1. Nightwing (1979) :thumbsup:
2. DreamChild (1985) :wave:
3. Second Act (2018) :thumbsdown: :thumbsdown:
4. Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) :thumbsup:
5. Hell Fest (2018) :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
6. Stephanie (2018) :thumbsdown:
7. Roadgames (1981) :wave:
8. The Last Laugh (2019) :thumbsdown:
9. Eye See You (2002) :wave:
10. Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween (2018) :thumbsup:
11. Seeds (1968) :thumbsup:
12. Short Eyes (1977) :thumbsup:
13. Fyre (2019) :thumbsup:
14. Brides of Blood (1968) :thumbsup:
15. Guru, the Mad Monk (1970) :thumbsdown:
16. Flesh & Blood (2018) :thumbsup:
17. Night Train Murders (1975) :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
18. Joy Ride (2001) :thumbsup:
19. Who Can Kill a Child? (1976) :wave:
20. Beast with a Gun (1977) :thumbsup:
21. The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018) :thumbsup:
22. Your Vice is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key (1972) :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
23. Kin (2018) :thumbsdown:
24. Kidnapped (1998) :wave:
25. Deep Cover (1992) :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
26. The Learning Tree (1969) :thumbsup:
27. Skinner (1993) :wave:
28. Philadelphia (1993) :thumbsdown:
29. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992) :thumbsdown:
30. Rituals (1977) :thumbsdown:
31. Shock Corridor (1963) :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
32. Carnival of Blood (1970) :wave:
33. The Fan (1982) :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
34. The Devil's Honey (1986) :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
35. Intruder in the Dust (1949) :wave:
36. Overlord (2018) :thumbsdown:
37. Corruption (1983) :thumbsup:
38. Last House on Dead End Street (1977) :thumbsup:
39. Vapors (1965) :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
40. Red Roses of Passion (1966) :wave:
41. Fair Game (1986) :wave:
42. BlacKkKlansman (2018) :thumbsdown: :thumbsdown:
43. Manhattan Baby (1982) :wave:
44. Murder Rock (1984) :wave:
45. SexWorld (1978) :thumbsup:
46. Greta (2019) :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
47. Pazuzu (1975) :thumbsup:
48. Hotel Artemis (2018) :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
49. The Children (1980) :thumbsup:
50. Mad Doctor of Blood Island (1968) :thumbsup:
51. Beast of Blood (1970) :wave:
52. I Can Do Bad All by Myself (2009) :thumbsup:
53. Anna Karenina (1935) :thumbsup:
54. The Outrage (1964) :thumbsup:
55. The Great White Hope (1970) :wave:
56. Robin Hood (2018) :thumbsdown:

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Some of y'all need to start reading some goddamned books.

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Some of y'all need to start reading some goddamned books.

which harry potter was your favorite?

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Mickey wrote:
Some of y'all need to start reading some goddamned books.

which harry potter was your favorite?


The one Cuarón directed, duh.

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29/50 Books

The Green Eagle Score- Richard Stark
The Sour Lemon Score- Richard Stark
Hellboy: Omnibus Vol 1
Hellboy: Omnibus Vol 2
Essential Captain Marvel Vol 2
Steely Dan: The Complete Guide to Their Music
Deadly Edge - Richard Stark
Slayground - Richard Stark
Plunder Squad - Richard Stark
The Damsel - Richard Stark
The Blackbird - Richard Stark
Hellboy: Omnibus Vol 3 (over 500 pages)
Butcher’s Moon - Richard Stark
Lemons Don't Lie - Richard Stark
Comeback - Richard Stark
Backflash - Richard Stark
Born Standing Up - Steve Martin
Flashfire - Richard Stark
The Complete Making of Indiana Jones - JW Rinzler
Firebreak - Richard Stark
Hellboy: Omnibus Volume 4
Hellboy: The Short Stories Vol 1
Hellboy: The Short Stories Vol 2
Breakout - Richard Stark
Nobody Runs Forever - Richard Stark
Ask the Parrot - Richard Stark
Dirty Money - Richard Stark
The X-Men Companion Vol 1 - Peter Sanderson



6/50 Movies

Raiders of the Lost Ark
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
Sin City
Sin City: A Dame To Kill For
Won’t You Be My Neighbor?
Captain Marvel

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14/50 Books
    Cable & Deadpool, Volume 1: If Looks Could Kill by Fabian Nicieza (GN)
    Wool Omnibus (Silo, #1) by Hugh Howey
    Wrapped-Up FoxTrot: A Treasury with the Final Daily Strips by Bill Amend
    Space Unicorn Blues by T.J. Berry
    Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald - The Original Screenplay by J.K. Rowling
    Breach (Cold War Magic #1) by W.L. Goodwater
    Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse by Steve Behling
    Hark! the Herald Angels Scream: An Anthology by Christopher Golden (Editor)
    Atomic Marriage by Curtis Sittenfeld (AB)
    The Winter of Frankie Machine by Don Winslow (AB)
    Seed by Ania Ahlborn (AB)
    Dark Corners Collection by Various (AB)
      Oak Avenue (Dark Corners Collection #7) by Brandi Reeds (AB)
      The Remedy (Dark Corners Collection #6) by Adam Haslett (AB)
      The Tangled Woods (Dark Corners Collection #5) by Emily Raboteau (AB)
      Miao Dao (Dark Corners Collection #4) by Joyce Carol Oates (AB)
      There's a Giant Trapdoor Spider Under Your Bed (Dark Corners Collection #3) by Edgar Cantero (AB)
      The Sleep Tight Motel (Dark Corners Collection #2) by Lisa Unger (AB)
      Hannah-Beast (Dark Corners Collection #1) by Jennifer McMahon (AB)
    Wool: The Graphic Novel by Hugh Howey (GN)
    Out of Spite, Out of Mind (Magic 2.0 #5) by Scott Meyer (AB)

Oak Avenue was not a good story, and the terrible narrator did not help things. Her guy voice made it sound like the voice you'd use back in the 90's to make fun of retarded people* and it was really jarring.

The Remedy had a better narrator and was just OK right up to the end where the Remedy is realized. Bold choice.

The Tangled Woods was also pretty bad but the description of the hell that is Great Wolf Lodge was pretty spot on. Like, I could see them suing him for how close it comes to being libel. Also the main character made me think of LV for some reason.
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Also the ending would have been much better if the kid had killed the guy instead of the guy committing suicide. Would have been a stronger horror story instead of a really bad Black Mirror episode.

Miao Dao I completely get what the story was trying to do and it succeeded in that (holy crap did I feel uncomfortable) but the overarching 'part of a scary story collection' was lost on me. Chekov's gun was in the beginning and so I was expecting it to go off and yup, there it is. Oh there's a spooky cat! But nope, just a cat with a weird eye affliction. I will fully grant that one of my problems I had was with the narrator. I don't know what kind of editing they did but some sentences sound like they are pieced together poorly from different takes because the delivery just changes, or there's an awkward pause between words. It was a very frustrating thing to listen to.

There's a Giant Trapdoor Spider Under Your Bed was wild. Still not 100% if it was real or just a good imagination on the kids but it was a great story.

I quite liked The Sleep Tight Motel. I figured out the twist fairly quickly as ghosts don't eat but that's OK, it was still a fun story. Well, "fun"...the guy character and some of the scenes were more than a little rapey so if that would disturb you - especially the more than a little detailed descriptions offered here - maybe head somewhere else for a lighthearted ghost story.

Hannah-Beast was all over the place for me. I liked the time jumps, but also it's not a story about a haunting - more a story about someone who suddenly (and inexplicably, if you think about the fact she's only now thinking about that night 34 years later) thinking about her childhood friend. She gets drunk and her imagination gets the better of her and she ends up killing the "ghost" she imagined. Whoops. Spoiler: it was her daughter.

Wool GN was such a condensed version of the story, but also had one or two little tidbits that weren't in the book. But then again the novel was huge and this...was not.

Spite/Mind was hard for me. I really wanted to like it because I love the series and I adore the narrator but this one was just bad. Actually ties into my dislike of the Umbrella Academy except in this one they beat to death how time is a flat circle and what happens will happen because that's the way it happened the first time and you can't change that. Cue three hours later and they're still having the conversation except now everyone's angry and fighting each other (literally, since time travel is involved) and I still don't get why this was a book instead of a short story.

22/50 Movies
[list]Hogfather (2006)
Adventures in Babysitting (1987)
Brigsby Bear (2017)
Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993)
Better Off Dead... (1985)
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)
LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes: Aquaman - Rage of Atlantis (2018)
¡Three Amigos! (1986)
For Your Consideration (2006)
Bumblebee (2018)
Sorry to Bother You (2018)
Blood Father (2016)
Seven Psychopaths (2012)
Sicario (2015)
Bronson (2008)
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (2017)
Christopher Robin (2018)
Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (2015)
Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
Top Secret! (1984)
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019)
Captain Marvel (2019)

Watched Spider-Verse again, still loved it.


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30/50 Books

The Green Eagle Score- Richard Stark
The Sour Lemon Score- Richard Stark
Hellboy: Omnibus Vol 1
Hellboy: Omnibus Vol 2
Essential Captain Marvel Vol 2
Steely Dan: The Complete Guide to Their Music
Deadly Edge - Richard Stark
Slayground - Richard Stark
Plunder Squad - Richard Stark
The Damsel - Richard Stark
The Blackbird - Richard Stark
Hellboy: Omnibus Vol 3 (over 500 pages)
Butcher’s Moon - Richard Stark
Lemons Don't Lie - Richard Stark
Comeback - Richard Stark
Backflash - Richard Stark
Born Standing Up - Steve Martin
Flashfire - Richard Stark
The Complete Making of Indiana Jones - JW Rinzler
Firebreak - Richard Stark
Hellboy: Omnibus Volume 4
Hellboy: The Short Stories Vol 1
Hellboy: The Short Stories Vol 2
Breakout - Richard Stark
Nobody Runs Forever - Richard Stark
Ask the Parrot - Richard Stark
Dirty Money - Richard Stark
The X-Men Companion Vol 1 - Peter Sanderson
The X-Men Companion Vol 2 - Peter Sanderson



6/50 Movies

Raiders of the Lost Ark
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
Sin City
Sin City: A Dame To Kill For
Won’t You Be My Neighbor?
Captain Marvel

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17/50 Movies

Fruitvale Station
Beautiful Boy
Mission Impossible Fallout
Venom
Ant-man and the Wasp
Sorry To Bother You
Incredibles 2
The Dark Tower
Ocean's 8
The Quick and the Dead
North by Northwest
The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)
BlacKKKlansman
Mildred Pierce (1945)
Bohemian Rhapsody
Friday
Molly's Game

12/50 Books

The Gunslinger (Dark Tower 1) - Stephen King
The Drawing of the Three (Dark Tower 2) - Stephen King
New Orleans Stories - edited by John Miller
Portnoy's Complaint - Philip Roth
The Waste Lands (Dark Tower 3) - Stephen King
The Postman Always Rings Twice - James Cain
The Ocean at the End of the Lane - Neil Gaiman
The Origin of Others - Toni Morrison
The Water Cure - Sophie Mackintosh
Black Leopard, Red Wolf - Marlon James
They Can't Kill Us Until they Kill Us - Hanif Abdurraqib
Paradise - Toni Morrison



Love the cliffhanger for The Waste Lands


Book 4 is my favorite.


Spoiler: show
I was wary of a mostly flashback book, but it was really good.

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blueviper wrote:
wease wrote:
blueviper wrote:
Stardog Champion wrote:
17/50 Movies

Fruitvale Station
Beautiful Boy
Mission Impossible Fallout
Venom
Ant-man and the Wasp
Sorry To Bother You
Incredibles 2
The Dark Tower
Ocean's 8
The Quick and the Dead
North by Northwest
The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)
BlacKKKlansman
Mildred Pierce (1945)
Bohemian Rhapsody
Friday
Molly's Game

12/50 Books

The Gunslinger (Dark Tower 1) - Stephen King
The Drawing of the Three (Dark Tower 2) - Stephen King
New Orleans Stories - edited by John Miller
Portnoy's Complaint - Philip Roth
The Waste Lands (Dark Tower 3) - Stephen King
The Postman Always Rings Twice - James Cain
The Ocean at the End of the Lane - Neil Gaiman
The Origin of Others - Toni Morrison
The Water Cure - Sophie Mackintosh
Black Leopard, Red Wolf - Marlon James
They Can't Kill Us Until they Kill Us - Hanif Abdurraqib
Paradise - Toni Morrison



Love the cliffhanger for The Waste Lands


Book 4 is my favorite.


Spoiler: show
I was wary of a mostly flashback book, but it was really good.

Oooooooohhhhh yeeeeeeaaaaaahhhhhh

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31/50 Books

The Green Eagle Score- Richard Stark
The Sour Lemon Score- Richard Stark
Hellboy: Omnibus Vol 1
Hellboy: Omnibus Vol 2
Essential Captain Marvel Vol 2
Steely Dan: The Complete Guide to Their Music
Deadly Edge - Richard Stark
Slayground - Richard Stark
Plunder Squad - Richard Stark
The Damsel - Richard Stark
The Blackbird - Richard Stark
Hellboy: Omnibus Vol 3 (over 500 pages)
Butcher’s Moon - Richard Stark
Lemons Don't Lie - Richard Stark
Comeback - Richard Stark
Backflash - Richard Stark
Born Standing Up - Steve Martin
Flashfire - Richard Stark
The Complete Making of Indiana Jones - JW Rinzler
Firebreak - Richard Stark
Hellboy: Omnibus Volume 4
Hellboy: The Short Stories Vol 1
Hellboy: The Short Stories Vol 2
Breakout - Richard Stark
Nobody Runs Forever - Richard Stark
Ask the Parrot - Richard Stark
Dirty Money - Richard Stark
The X-Men Companion Vol 1 - Peter Sanderson
The X-Men Companion Vol 2 - Peter Sanderson
Essential Ms Marvel Vol 1



6/50 Movies

Raiders of the Lost Ark
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
Sin City
Sin City: A Dame To Kill For
Won’t You Be My Neighbor?
Captain Marvel

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13/50 Movies:
1. Blue Velvet (1986) [re-watch]
2. Trolls (2016) [re-watch]
3. Sing (2016) [re-watch]
4. Frozen (2013) [re-watch]
5. Lady and the Tramp (1955) [re-watch]
6. Get Out (2017)
7. Cinderella (1950) [re-watch]
8. The Sixth Sense (1999) [re-watch]
9. Mulan (1998) [re-watch]
10. Beauty and the Beast (2017) [re-watch]
11. Tangled (2010) [re-watch]
12. Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)
13. Apocalypse Now (1979)

7/50 Books:
1. The Musical Brain - Cesar Aira
2. Hannah Versus the Tree - Leland de la Durantaye
3. An Episode In The Life Of A Landscape Painter - Cesar Aira [re-read, last read 2009]
4. Fever Dream by Samanta Schweblin
5. Down the Rabbit Hole by Juan Pablo Villalobos
6. The Spirit of Science Fiction by Roberto Bolaño
7. McSweeney's Quarterly Concern Volume 28

23/100 Albums:
1. Laura Gibson - Goners (2018)
2. The 1975 - The 1975 (2013)
3. The Decemberists - Traveling On (2018)
4. Beck - Colors (2017)
5. Laura Marling - Once I Was An Eagle (2013)
6. Feist - The Reminder (2007)
7. Haley Bonar - The Size of Planets (2003)
8. Cat Power - Wanderer (2018)
9. Stella Donnelly - Thrush Metal EP (2017)
10. Cherry Glazerr - Stuffed & Ready (2019)
11. William Tyler - Goes West (2019)
12. Sarah Jaffe - Bad Baby (2017)
13. Phosphorescent - C'est La Vie (2018)
14. William Tyler - Impossible Truth (2013)
15. The 1975 - I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It (2016)
16. Courtney Barnett - How To Carve A Carrot Into A Rose (2013)
17. The Casket Girls - The Casket Girls EP (2013)
18. Broken Social Scene - Let's Try The After (Vol 1) (2019)
19. Peter Bjorn and John - EPBJ (2019)
20. Strand of Oaks - Eraserland (2019)
21. Will Oldham - Songs of Love and Horror (2018)
22. Jim James - Tribute To 2 (2017)
23. Stella Donnelly - Beware of the Dogs (2019)

7/30 Etc.
1. Game of Thrones Season 1 [re-watch]
2. Making a Murderer Season 2
3. No One Loves You - Roy Wood Jr.
4. The Office Season 4 [re-watch]
5. Big Mouth: My Furry Valentine
6. The Office Season 5 [re-watch]
7. True Detective Season 3

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2/50 Books
Pet Sematary - Stephen King
The Shining - Stephen King

4/50 Movies
Blast from the Past (1999)
Game Night (2018)
The Incredibles 2 (2018)
Annihilation (2018)

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