Daily Archives: October 12, 2018

Venom is a hit, so is Spider-man Finished in the MCU now?…


Date: October 12, 2018

01) Venom is a hit, so is Spider-man Finished in the MCU now?

“In its first weekend of release, Sony’s Venom defied the lackluster reviews from professional critics, and opened to 80 million at the domestic box office, and to the audience consensus that it “wasn’t that bad”.

But the downside with Venom scoring this kind of boxoffice, is that it gives Sony every incentive to yank Spider-man out of the MCU, and put him into their own budding Sony Marvel universe, alongside Venom, Morbius and Kraven.

In this post-release analysis (not postmortem, as the movie didn’t bomb), @AndreEinherjar will explore just that further. To do so, the Venom boxoffice numbers will be put into context, where the movie stepped wrong and what it did right will be dissected, and then finally, what this boxoffice result could mean for Sony’s own Marvel Universe, and by extension, Spider-man’s future presence in the legitimate Marvel Cinematic Universe.”

Looked at on its own…

…I think he’s correct, that Sony would be more incentivized to unite it’s successful Marvel properties…

…Which would be bad for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, should this mean Spiderman will no longer appear in their movies…They’ve invested a lot in him, already…He needs to stay and develop.

No doubt…this is why he’s been made, and kept, a minor character…Marvel didn’t want him to get too big, in case he ended up getting yanked out of their movies?

I can understand Marvel not wanting to recognize movies made outside of their control, as part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe…but part of me wishes they would give their blessing, and allow the crossover[s].


Daniel Dennett vs Keith Ward • Are we more than matter? Mind, consciousness and free will…

Date: October 12, 2018

01) Daniel Dennett vs Keith Ward • Are we more than matter? Mind, consciousness and free will

“High profile atheist philosopher Daniel C Dennett goes head to head with Christian theologian Keith Ward in the 5th episode of The Big Conversation, debating whether mind, consciousness and freewill are best explained by naturalism or theism.

The Big Conversation is a unique video series from Unbelievable? featuring world-class thinkers across the Christian and atheist community. Exploring science, faith, philosophy and what it means to be human.”

Lover Boy (2008)…


Date: October 12, 2018

01) Lover Boy (2008)

“For his ninth birthday Myles (Jackson Quinn Gray) asks for nothing but wood. With his once vivacious grandmother slowly dying, and his burdened mother struggling for relevance he is constructing the everlasting life he desires. Within this wintry upstate New York world, there are indeed mighty forces at play.”


Judge Orders New Investigation Into Kavanaugh…

Date: October 12, 2018

01) Judge Orders New Investigation Into Kavanaugh

“There’s a new investigation on Brett Kavanaugh.

Fox News personality Bret Baier on Wednesday reported that U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts has referred allegations of judicial misconduct claims against Justice Brett Kavanaugh to outside judges for investigation.

Judge Karen LeCraft Henderson, a George H.W. Bush nominee, forwarded more than a dozen misconduct complaints to the chief justice after determining they were substantive enough that they needed to be investigated by judges outside the DC Circuit Court of Appeals, where Kavanaugh was serving as a judge.


Ted Cruz Refuses to Debate Beto O’Rourke…

Date: October 12, 2018

01) Ted Cruz Refuses to Debate Beto O’Rourke

“Incumbent Republican Senator Ted Cruz refuses to participate in a town hall debate with his opponent, Democratic challenger Beto O’Rourke



Lindsey Graham: ‘Hell To Pay’ If Saudis Murdered Jamal Khashoggi…

Date: October 12, 2018

01) Lindsey Graham: ‘Hell To Pay’ If Saudis Murdered Jamal Khashoggi

“Lindsey Graham and the Senators have spoken their concerns about the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi.

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said Wednesday that ‘there would be hell to pay’ if missing journalist and Washington Post contributor Jamal Khashoggi was killed by the Saudi government, as Turkish officials have claimed.

Graham told reporters at the Capitol that he would be speaking with the Saudi ambassador at 5:30 p.m. ET Wednesday. He cautioned that ‘we don’t want to rush to judgment,’ but said that ‘the explanations I hear coming from Saudi Arabia make no sense.’

‘I’ve never been more disturbed than I am right now,’ said Graham, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee. ‘If this man was murdered in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, that would cross every line of normality in the international community.