By: Jeff Simmermon at 01:26 pm
I’m kind of sick and I’m tired of sweating and everything everybody says is just so stupid today. All I want to do is lie on the couch in my drawers, crank the A/C and aggressively sunbathe under the flatscreen’s bluish white light like a sorority girl turning herself orange after a cloudy spring break.
And I don’t even WANT TO HEAR ABOUT a good movie. I’m not trying to mess around with appreciating a plot, characterization, a believable motive for anything. That’s just too much pressure.
That’s why I’ll be watching “Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance,” available On Demand. It’s the perfect blend: I haven’t seen it, so it will feel kind of new, and it’s enough of a retread that it’ll be familiar and not the least bit mentally challenging.
Never let your IQ get in the way of a good time, I always say.
Comic books – and comic book movies – are my cultural comfort food. The stories are pretty simple, and you usually know more or less how the movie’s going to end. I’ve been reading comics for about 26 years, and at this point I’m familiar with most of the storylines that scriptwriters are drawing from. Batman’s not going to get eaten by a giant shark, and Spiderman only sort of ever gets the girl. The rest is just marveling at the execution, really.
I never got into sports, either – but I’m still a dude, so all the drive space in my brain that other guys devote to baseball stats or players’ careers as they move teams or whatever is totally available for lineup changes in the X-Men, parsing deviations in origin stories during Marvel/DC Universe reboots and spotting artists and references to ’80s Batman storylines in Nolan’s “Dark Knight” movies. I’m proud of catching Geoff Darrow‘s influence on the production design in ‘The Matrix’ based on the robots and signage – not on actually knowing that he worked on the movie until the credits rolled.
It’s pretty weenie, but the same game with different players.
So I’m exceptionally excited that we’re offering this huge package of comic book movies On Demand as a tie-in with Comic Con all the way through August 6th.
Here’s a little trailer we put together about it:
The complete Movies On Demand Comic-Con category includes the following movies:
These movies are available in SD and HD. Customers can watch them by tuning to the Movies On Demand channel, clicking on the “ENJOY BETTER” category and selecting “COMIC-CON”.
For more information about Movies On Demand, please visit www.twcondemand.com/EnjoyBetter.