The Carefully Controlled Carrot: Two Notes on The French Dispatch

1) I waited a long time to see The French Dispatch on a smaller screen in the local Regal cineplex. I pre-read and enjoyed the accompanying book of New Yorker essays entitled An Editor's Burial assembled by Wes Anderson. I thought the movie would never arrive at my small town in South Carolina, but it did . . . and I went away feeling a bit let down. Next to Greta Gerwig and Sofia Coppola, Wes Anderson is one of my favorite of the younger directors out there, and I teach Rushmore (1998) regul...
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Tokyo Revengers AV Parody “Nakadashi Revengers” Changing the Past With Sex

An adult video parody of Tokyo Revengers has arrived in the form of the newly released Nakadashi Revengers, promising a wealth of sex and shenanigans, most of which are of the nakadashi sort (internal ejaculation) and sure to resonate well with most male observers due to its central fetish. Having lost her boyfriend, the main […]
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The Post on Disney’s ‘Encanto’

Disney's 'Encanto' has a simple but powerful message: It's not what you do, but who you are that counts By Kristen Page-Kirby Freelance writer Washington Post November 22, 2021 https://www.washingtonpost.com/goingoutguide/movies/encanto-movie-review/2021/11/22/96455108-4af6-11ec-b73b-a00d6e559a6e_story.html How Lin-Manuel Miranda became a go-to songwriter for Disney [in print as Earworms that turn into butterflies; Encanto] By Micha...
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Comics Research Bibliography citations update, 11/24/2021

I still can't add to the Facebook page. Bob Mankoff's Favorite Thanksgiving Cartoons November 22, 2021 by Bob Mankoff https://www.cartoonstock.com/blog/bob-mankoffs-favorite-thanksgiving-cartoons/   "Tropical Sandbox" Caption Contest Commentary with Lawrence Wood November 23, 2021 by Lawrence Wood https://www.cartoonstock.com/blog/tropical-sandbox-caption-contest-commentary-with-lawrence-wood/ ...
Tags: Comics, New York, Belgium, Random House, Peter, Brandon Sanderson, Joe Hill, Fairfax, Literary Hub, Yang, Dostoyevsky, Scott Snyder, New York Times Book Review, Michelle Lee, Fairfax Co, Bob Mankoff

Excalibur #27 - Barry Windsor Smith art

Barry Windsor-Smith Excalibur v1 #27, 1990 - Suddenly transported to another dimension, Nightcrawler and Phoenix come face to face with the mysterious Nth Man. Barry Smith, a seasoned veteran of Marvel mutant books, steps in as a guest artist on the series. His layouts are strong and vary wildly throughout. However, Bill Sienkiewicz's typically loose inking style is a mismatch for the pencils. [Author: Ted Ignacio]
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Iron Fist #5 - John Byrne art

Iron Fist #5 Iron Fist v1 #5, 1976 - Searching for Colleen Wing in London, Iron Fist must contend with a master swordsman calling himself Scimitar. John Byrne employs small, sequential panels to showcase the hero's martial arts moves. Though a bit overdone, it seems more appropriate than other Marvel super-hero titles. The story's highlight is the opening splash (see interior page below), [Author: Unknown]
Tags: Comics, Marvel, Superhero, Unknown, 1970s, Byrne, John Byrne, Colleen Wing in London Iron Fist, Scimitar John Byrne

Pictorial Romances #4 - Matt Baker art + 1st issue

Pictorial Romances #4 Pictorial Romances v1 #4, 1950 - Saving all her money, Ginger spends a week at a posh resort to experience (for a short time) the life of the rich and glamorous. Matt Baker's art is generally straightforward and dependably laid out. There's little visual interest, perhaps with the exception of a dream-like panel of an underwater kiss (see interior page below). This title [Author: Ted Ignacio]
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7.6 Tons of Fake Pokemon Cards Seized in Shanghai Airport

It was reported that airport officials seized 7.6 tons of fake Pokemon cards as they passed through Shanghai’s Pudong Airport, surely a huge loss for unscrupulous individuals given how popular and valuable Pokemon cards are. Customs officials seized 20 boxes of fake Pokemon cards that were being shipped by a company located in Qingdao, a […]
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The Private Reserve

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Venom: Let There Be Carnage Deleted Scene: Carnage Will Eat Your Face

Venom is back, but unfortunately, so is his unholy spawn. Following the success of Marvel's "Venom" in 2018, the sassy symbiote returns in "Venom: Let There Be Carnage." The superhero film once again follows investigative journalist Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy), who, through a series of unfortunate events, ended up playing host to an alien species. In that respect, the "Venom" films have been read as buddy comedies, like "Midnight Run" or "Booksmart." But now, Brock is tasked to find and stop a seria...
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Microsoft Creates 3D Interactive Xbox Museum for 20th Anniversary

As part of Microsoft’s celebration of the Xbox’s 20th anniversary, the company created a 3D museum players can log into and explore with a virtual avatar, an event that is certain to delight fans of the console and its iconic titles. The Xbox Museum has different areas to explore, provides a guided tour from each […]
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Zachary Levi's Guardians Of The Galaxy Audition Landed Him Shazam

Zachary Levi is one of those actors who, like J.K. Simmons and Willem Dafoe, has had a role in both DC and Marvel movies. DC fans know him as the hero of "Shazam," while in the Marvel Cinematic Universe he took over the role of the dashing Fandral from Josh Dallas in "Thor: The Dark World" (only to be quickly killed off in the next movie as director Taiki Waititi cleaned house).Levi almost played a much larger role in the MCU, however. In fact, he was up for the starring, nay, star-lording role ...
Tags: Movies, News, Robert Downey Jr, Chris Pratt, James Gunn, Levi, Shazam, Chris, James, Chadwick Boseman, Pratt, Zach, Gunn, Challa, J K Simmons, Quill

The Daily Stream: Disclosure Should Be Mandatory Film Education

(Welcome to The Daily Stream, an ongoing series in which the /Film team shares what they've been watching, why it's worth checking out, and where you can stream it.)The Movie: "Disclosure: Trans Lives on Screen"Where You Can See It: NetflixThe Pitch: Hollywood has a historically terrible relationship with the transgender community, and there is a direct correlation between the way the transgender community is depicted in entertainment and the general public's understanding of what it means to be...
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The Time A 'Haunted' Toys 'R' Us In California Hosted A Séance

By Zanandi Botes Published: November 25th, 2021
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Letterkenny Season 10: Release Date, Cast, And More

(Welcome to ...And More, our no-frills, zero B.S. guide to when and where you can watch upcoming movies and shows, and everything else you could possibly stand to know.)"Letterkenny" is one of those shows that has seemed to build up quite the large audience seemingly overnight. The Canadian comedy originally debuted back in 2016, and its creators have been pumping out seasons steadily ever since, to the tune of roughly two per year. That persistence and dedication has paid off, as "Letterkenny" ...
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High Guardian Spice “Borrows” Names & Song

It seems those behind Crunchyroll’s High Guardian Spice might be even more uncreative and unoriginal than some were led to believe as it was learned the four female protagonists’ names were lifted from a 17th century English ballad, the song itself (or something highly similar to it) also seemingly appearing in the show. It has […]
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Hawkeye Showrunner Jonathan Igla Was Inspired By Mad Men And ... Hallmark Movies?

The first two episodes of "Hawkeye" are now streaming on Disney+, which means that we can probably expect no shortage of "Hawkeye"-related news in the coming weeks as the Marvel Cinematic Universe continues to dominate the movie and TV water cooler. MCU newcomer Kate Bishop (Hailee Steinfeld), is front and center for the show's first episode, so much so that it almost plays like The Kate Bishop Show (not a bad thing, for fans of Steinfeld's Apple TV+ series, "Dickinson," which is also streaming ...
Tags: Apple, Television, Movies, News, Amc, Broadway, Manhattan, Jeremy Renner, Hawkeye, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Jonathan, Matt, Matthew Weiner, Steve Rogers, MCU, Steinfeld

Hit-Monkey Composer Daniel Rojas On Music Themes, Industry Trends, And La La Land [Interview]

These past few years have been tremendously busy for rapidly rising composer Daniel Rojas.Between Netflix's "Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts" and the Hulu/Marvel one-two punch of "M.O.D.O.K." and "Hit-Monkey," Rojas has made the transition from commercials and short films to major feature films (he contributed to the soundtrack of 2015's Brie Larson-starring "Room," 2016's "Money Monster" and the Alexander Payne film "Downsizing" in 2017) and name-brand shows look impossibly easy. That's not to...
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Sophie Buddle Stand-Up on The Late Late Show with James Corden

The post Sophie Buddle Stand-Up on The Late Late Show with James Corden appeared first on Jumbo Dump.
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The Woman Behind The Home Security System

By Oona O'Brien Published: November 25th, 2021
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Succubus Appli Gakuen Saimin’s Gym Uniforms Truly Mesmerizing

The deceptive hypnosis rape of Succubus Appli Gakuen Saimin is still going at full force as the third episode humiliates the ero-anime’s maidens again, gym uniforms being the central fetish as the girls from the previous episodes pleasure the protagonist simultaneously. Aside from the usual methods of stimulation, the male is also lovingly pleasured through […]
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Spider-Man: No Way Home Poster Reveals New Look At Willem Dafoe's Green Goblin

Willem Dafoe's Green Goblin has a fresh new universe to terrorize, and a fresh new outfit to terrorize it in. On Thursday, November 25 — just in time for us to give some serious thanks — Sony dropped a brand new "Spider-Man: No Way Home" poster that confirms Dafoe's costume for the upcoming film.An international Twitter account for Sony debuted what they called the "latest visual" for the project, which is stylized much like a traditional blockbuster poster with Tom Holland, Zendaya, and Benedic...
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This Actor Played Five Separate Roles In The Wizard Of Oz

Because of the popularity of 1939's "The Wizard of Oz," a movie that was notoriously dangerous to film, modern audiences have a great deal of information about its production. Many books have been written about "The Wizard of Oz." I recommend "The Making of The Wizard of Oz: Movie Magic and Studio Power" (1977) by Aljean Harmetz for a good historical view of film production in 1939. But even for those of us who have seen the film dozens if not hundreds of times, there may be details, lyrics, nua...
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Jeremy Renner Hopes To See Hawkeye Lead His Own Superhero Team In The MCU

Jeremy Renner is ready to take on a leadership role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. His character, Clint Barton, is finally getting his own solo outing now in the Disney+ series "Hawkeye," which just dropped its first two episodes this week like a couple of gifts under the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center (one of the New York City locations that makes an appearance in the show).For Renner, the long-suffering MCU punching bag, it's been an adventure ten years in the making. However, given t...
Tags: New York, Television, Movies, News, Robert Downey Jr, New York City, Disney, Young Avengers, Kate, West Coast, Avengers, East Coast, Marvel Studios, Hailee Steinfeld, Jeremy Renner, Hawkeye

Vampires Are Real 2 – review

Director: J.R. Timothy Release date: 2021 Contains spoilers The sequel to Vampires Are Real, like the first film this was improvised and like the first one that improvisation proved to be hit and miss, though I felt this missed more than the first film. Like the first film, this takes on the format of a mockumentary, with a film crew following the film subjects around – the subjects being the members of a vampire hunting club. fighting the ghoul We start with a hunt of, what is reve...
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November Updates: Anime NYC

Hello, all! Kate here. Happy Thanksgiving to those in the US! I’m happy to report that Al and I both made to Anime NYC 2021. We discuss all the details in the latest episode of The Speakeasy Podcast. Check out my artist alley haul below! December marks the return of Anime Secret Santa hosted by … Continue reading November Updates: Anime NYC
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We Might Be Overthinking 'Hawkeye's Captain America Musical

By JM McNab Published: November 25th, 2021
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King of Fighters XV’s Angel as Naughty & Buxom as Ever

King of Fighters XV has a buxom female fighter making a return as the heavenly Angel has descended, offering players a healthy mixture of cockiness and sex appeal, elements that some may label as crucial when it comes to making a memorable female character. Angel’s trailer is naturally rife with combat as she shows off […]
Tags: Games, Trailer, Anime, Ps4, Fetish, Oppai, Fighting Games, Image Gallery, King of Fighters, SNK, PS5, Xbox Series X

4 Bonkers Puzzle Contests That Baffled The World

By JM McNab Published: November 25th, 2021
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Sandra Bullock Turned Down A Superhero Movie, But Won't Say Which One

Sandra Bullock would make a wonderful superhero. I mean, she helped save a speeding bus full of people in "Speed," magically saved her own love life in "Practical Magic" (a film I will defend forever), and saved herself -- maybe -- in "Gravity." Bullock recently appeared on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" to chat about her new Netflix film "The Unforgivable," and let it drop that she'd been approached for a superhero film and turned it down because her son Louis told her not to take it. She kept which movi...
Tags: Jessica Chastain, Hollywood, Movies, News, Marvel, Disney, Fox, Netflix, Egypt, Elizabeth Banks, Sandra Bullock, Rose Byrne, Justice League, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Hulu, Rotten Tomatoes

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