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Batman Ninja CCG (video)

This video by TheRatHole.ca first aired on the live webcast of The Watch 08/22/19, you can watch the video on its own below, or the whole episode on The Watch’s page. Those are followed by a pair of special bonus videos.

Filmed at Animethon in Edmonton, AB.

Thanks to Bushiroad.

Special thanks to The 427s for the music used with permission.

Check out The Watch at: facebook.com/thewatchYEG.

BONUS!

Here is the trailer for the English Language dub of Batman Ninja, followed by the original (subtitled) Japanese Language trailer. Honestly, watch them both.

Original Japanese Language trailer with subtitles

This video was originally posted to THERATHOLE.CA on August 24, 2019 and is republished with permission.

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Captain Marvel

Captain Marvel 2019
I’m old enough to have read a few versions of Captain Marvel, so I tried to go in with an open mind about what this might bring to the table.

I’m glad I did.

All the familiar elements are there. The Kree and Skrull are fighting. SHIELD is stuck in the middle, trying to figure things out. We get to see the earlier versions of a few (now) staples of the MCU and perhaps some insights into their contemporary versions.

But how did it do?

Before we answer that, I think we need to ask a more important question…

Who was this for?

Was this movie really for ME? Was it for someone who grew up with the various incarnations of Marvel/Mar-Vell/etc in the comics? …or is this movie for the kids growing up today in the MCU?

My 11yo says very much the latter...

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Tomb Raider (2018)

This is the Lara Croft movie we should have had before we got Angelina Jolie’s efforts.

While she isn’t a tomb raider yet, strictly speaking, we do get some interesting glimpses into the life Lara Croft might have lived before she became the star of movies and video games. This is more the ‘Young Indiana’ to Indiana’s later efforts.

High points:

Plenty of action, even if some of it is a bit stretching of the disbelief meter. Most of the first 80% of the film is decent for keeping your pulse going, but some of the final tomb bits are a bit over the top. Nothing to walk out of the theatre over, but a bit out of place when put up against the more grounded action of most of the rest of the film.

Weaving of future threads...

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KICK-ASS trade paperbacks find new home at Image Comics

KICK-ASS TRADE PAPERBACKS FIND NEW HOME AT IMAGE COMICS
PORTLAND, OR, 11/21/2017 — Image Comics is pleased to announce that the bestselling trade paperback collections of the hit comic book series, KICK-ASS by comic book legends Mark Millar (KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE, HIT-GIRL) and artist John Romita Jr., will find a new home at Image Comics. KICK-ASS, VOL. 1-4 of the trade paperbacks will hit stores this February 2018—just in time for the February 10th anniversary of the series.

The beloved KICK-ASS series introduces teen comic book nerd Dave Lizewski, who dons his homemade Kick-Ass costume and takes to the streets of NYC to fight the city’s hardest criminals...

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