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I wasn’t planning on subscribing to what I expected to be an extremely limited streaming service even if it was a couple dollars below the typical $9.99 price point set my Netflix even though they recently raised their prices. But they had an introductory offer with the first week free and the first month at just $0.80 so I went ahead and jumped on it with the expectation of exploring it as much as I could in that month and then cancelling it. I’ve actually continued my subscription a few months past what I expected to, though I’m not entirely sure that I’m getting my money’s worth. Also, this article is part of my Patreon, where you could have gotten early access at just the initial tier and you would help me continue to create new content for this site.Read the rest of this entry
#94: The Punisher
The Punisher That Time Forgot
Ok. Ok, Ok, Ok. This one was….. different. And I don’t think I can really say more without jumping right in!
Right. So this film exists. That was surprise #1 for me. I had never heard of there being a Punisher film (or anything else, come to that) before the 2004 entry with Thomas Jane. And after watching this entry, I’m not 100% sure I can say that there IS a Punisher film before that. It’s a little like the Dollar Store brand version of a popular drink, or a cheap knock-off watch with “Rulex” on the underside. It bears the same idea but has somewhat different execution. Does that make it less enjoyable? Let’s find out…Read the rest of this entry
With Brightburn coming out later this month, I thought it was high time that I wrote a blog post looking at a specific trend in superhero movies. And as Brightburn basically seems to be a movie that asks the question: what if Superman wasn’t raised in such a good home and turned out to be a person with good morals and great intentions. Instead, what if he was a more troubled child and used his powers to become more or less a horror movie villain. And while superhero horror isn’t a widely expansive genre within superhero movies, there are actually quite a few different superhero movies that could be considered horror, or at least have several horror elements within them. Some of the best ones are more within the action/horror genre or they play more like a monster movie, the few that fall more towards the thriller side of horror tend to be very light on the superhero element and the film itself focuses more on the circumstances rather than the super powers. Also, I will be steering clear of comic book based horror movies since they have nothing that restricts them in terms of story and can be as horror as they want to be.
If you listen to podcasts, you’re likely to be aware of Patreon, it’s a platform for creators to have paid subscriptions to help support their creative endeavors. And just the other day, I decided to branch out into the world of Patreon myself. As of right now, there are just two tiers. The first tier – Vigilante – will allow you to participate in a monthly poll to help me decide one of the movies that I watch and review for that month. The second tier – Hero – will allow you to more directly encourage me to watch a specific movie and review it here on this site. The reason I’m doing this is to allow me to watch and collect more of the movies that aren’t as easily accessible to watch. I will be 100% transparent as to the costs and revenue that I make through Patreon. If you’re someone who enjoys reading what I do here on this site and would like me to continue, please consider contributing even just a single dollar a month to help cover digital rental fees and possible online purchases in the future for the more obscure movies. There is a link in the sidebar, or you can visit https://www.patreon.com/FlightsTightsAndMovieNights to become a patron. Until next time, this has been Bubbawheat for Flights, Tights, and Movie Nights.
Over the last couple weeks or so I’ve caught a few superhero bits here and there that don’t quite fit my criteria for a superhero movie one way or another. So instead of just letting it all go by the wayside, I thought I’d collect my thoughts on them in a single post here while also including why I don’t quite consider them to be superhero movie material. Though a couple of them are pretty obvious as to why. And I should be catching up on a couple more movies in the near future.
Marvel vs DC
I’ve been running this site for seven years and this is the 1,000th post and a subject that I don’t think I’ve really discussed more than a passing “I like them both”. But considering that I’ve seen every Marvel movie and every DC movie except for a couple I think I’m pretty well qualified to discuss the two biggest brands in superhero comics. Now, this isn’t just going to be a surface level discussion. I’m going to dig deep and take a good look at these two brands, where they’ve come from, where they are, and where they’re going. So sit back and buckle up.
Bubbawheat here and I’m happy to introduce a new addition to Flights, Tights, and Movie Nights. A few weeks ago, I put out a call on Twitter for someone interested in joining the site to help give me some extra motivation to reinvigorate this site. And to my pleasant surprise, Paul answered the call. I knew him best from his podcast BlokeBusters, and my idea for him is to explore my list of 100 Essential Superhero Movies. It’s a list that I’m quite proud of, and I thought this would be a good excuse for me to revisit some of these movies as well and we will both reconsider whether or not these movies really do deserve to be included on this list.
It’s not an uncommon occurrence for celebrity deaths to pop up here and there and it’s extremely rare for one to affect me in any way. But as you can probably tell by the title of this post and the news in general that I felt like I had to comment on this one. Stan Lee, the voice and face of Marvel comics has passed away at the age of 95. And not only has he been a massive presence in the history of Marvel comics and even comics in general, he has also been a near constant presence in the Marvel movies themselves with his frequent-yet-brief cameoes. His presence will definitely be missed moving forward.
I know that this site has been dark for quite a while, I have fallen prey to something that has befallen many different bloggers: life. I won’t go into details, and things aren’t exactly better just yet, but I’m trying to make more time doing something that I love, which is writing for this site. But recently I put a call out for someone to join the site to help give me an excuse to watch more movies and write about them. I’ll give him a full introduction before long, but for the moment I’m going to hold off on getting back into the swing of things until after the holidays since the new year tends to be a good time to start or restart things. I haven’t fully fallen off the wagon of superhero movies. I have watched a few of the new ones and a couple old ones, but I never quite made it past writing the first paragraph for Split and Avengers: Infinity War, I didn’t even write anything on Deadpool 2 and completely missed Teen Titans Go to the Movies. But coming into the new year, I’ll be getting back to catching up on this past year’s movies, trying to keep up with next year’s movies, and continuing to explore the obscurities that I haven’t gotten around do. And I’ll also be revisiting some of the more important movies that I’ve already covered, but I’ll get to more details on that a bit later. For the moment, I do have the first article written in this new series, and I’ve got two movies rented this weekend to hopefully start writing the next two. Look out for the official introduction to this new series soon, and hopefully I can keep up with weekly posts starting in the next year. Until next time, this has been Bubbawheat for Flights, Tights, and Movie Nights.
As I haven’t been as active as I should be here lately, I wanted to make a quick post before I finish writing up my long-past-due review of Avengers: Infinity War which I did watch on opening weekend, to share a couple podcasts that I guested on in the past couple weeks. First up is a frequent haunt of mine where I discussed the previously mentioned movie over at the Lambcast, though sadly (not too sadly considering my expectations for the movie) I never did get around to watching Bad Kids of Crestview Academy before having to return it to the library, and a week late at that. But besides that, I also made a guest appearance on a fairly new podcast out there called Men N Tights where we discussed the recent superhero movie news like the Ant Man and the Wasp trailer, Deadpool 2, before getting around to the main discussion where we speculate where the future of the MCU in general is going. Be sure to check it out and subscribe. Meanwhile, I’ll hopefully be back quite soon with my full, written review of Avengers: Infinity War and more movies soon after. Until next time, this has been Bubbawheat for Flights, Tights, and Movie Nights.