Saturday, December 30, 2017

come on, 2017—is that all you got?

We need at least one more major celebrity death, or one more major sex-harassment takedown before this year is up—something to screw around with all the year-in-review types who're trying to wrap the past twelve months up. Carrie Fisher kicked us in the teeth with her death last Christmas; surely someone else's number must be up (preferably someone I like less than Fisher—someone on the level of a Weinstein or a Weiner).

Come on, 2017: bring it!


John from Daejeon said...

Here's something unsettling for any "Batman" aficionado to ruminate into the new year on. It's an excellent documentary that's going to destroy many a fanboy's love for Bob Kane and instead shift it to the man who got the finger all those years ago.

Kevin Kim said...

"the man who got the finger"—har har.

Yeah, as soon as I saw your comment, the name "Bill Finger" immediately popped into my head.

John from Daejeon said...

Marc Tyler Nobleman, the man who rescued Bill Finger from obscurity with a lot of dogged determination, hard work, and a truly amazing wife, is the real hero behind this most daunting of all Batman stories. I doubt I've seen anything this inspiring in years. Not to mention, it is the best "Batman" film I've ever seen. Trust me on this, Bob Kane's "Batman" would have been a fantastic flop from the getgo without Finger's 99% product contribution. Besides coining the title, "Bat-man," I'll let you judge just what Kane contributed to this billion-plus dollar comic empire.

And I thought Becoming Bond was the best film of the year. And surprisingly, it also hails from Hulu.