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  • BettyReggie: Archie was just on The Simpsons on FX.
    July 20, 2018, 06:50:15 PM
  • Tuxedo Mark: My review of "Summer Nights" from Riverdale One-Shot: [link]
    July 19, 2018, 08:53:14 PM
  • Tuxedo Mark: Just looked at Archie Comics' subsciption page. Archie Meets Batman '66 is a six-issue miniseries. Archie 1941 is a five-issue miniseries. There's a six-issue subscription for Betty and Veronica: Friends Forever and Vixens (surprisingly; might get transferred to the new B&V title) and a twelve-issue subscription for Riverdale. Riverdale Digest isn't listed, so it looks like it's been cancelled.
    July 18, 2018, 10:03:11 PM
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    July 14, 2018, 03:29:59 PM
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    July 11, 2018, 11:09:16 PM
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    July 11, 2018, 06:15:50 AM
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    July 10, 2018, 10:42:57 AM
  • CAPalace: I'm a woman btw and I'm just so sick of the blatant anti-men thing going on in comics these days. It's not doing women any favors either. :/
    July 09, 2018, 09:05:40 PM
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    July 09, 2018, 09:04:54 PM
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    July 09, 2018, 08:43:47 PM
  • DeCarlo Rules: So, so predictable... they love to exploit NUMBERS, whether it's a single digit (1 or 0) or a triple-digit ending in 00. Good lord, I can't believe they're actually giving Jamie Rotante ANOTHER B&V series to write ruin! She is the worst I've read -- although it's a tough call, Marguerite Bennett was pretty horrible as well. Nick Spencer can actually be quite good as a writer... or pretty bad, depending on the character and the direction. He was great on ANT-MAN and SUPERIOR FOES OF SPIDER-MAN (both books that had a strong humorous subtext), and not so hot on CAPTAIN AMERICA and THE AVENGERS. And he's he new writer on (yet another) first issue of THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, so I wouldn't guess the ARCHIE gig will last. ACP could probably only afford to hire him for that ONE issue, #700.
    July 09, 2018, 06:00:07 PM
  • Vegan Jughead: News on new numbering for the Archie Flagship series and a new B&V series and DeCarlo Rules, you ain't gonna be into this!  And really neither am I: [link]
    July 09, 2018, 01:37:43 PM
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    July 06, 2018, 04:46:36 PM
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    July 06, 2018, 01:18:04 PM
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    July 05, 2018, 08:44:20 PM
  • Vegan Jughead: ARCHIE isn't on hiatus officially. The last official word from Archie Comics is that there is "big news about the flagship ARCHIE title" coming up after the "1941" miniseries. We'll see. RIVERDALE is supposed to come back early '19 after the TV show returns.
    July 05, 2018, 06:14:32 AM
  • Mr.Lodge: Think it's time for new leadership, especially in the creative front?
    July 05, 2018, 03:09:04 AM
  • DeCarlo Rules: I guess there's still THE HUNGER and VAMPIRONICA, but they're still so new that it's hard to think of them as "ongoing".
    July 05, 2018, 12:14:16 AM
  • DeCarlo Rules: So both ARCHIE and RIVERDALE are "on hiatus"? That means ACP has no ongoing floppy comic titles. Not a good sign. Good thing they still have the digests going (knock on wood).
    July 05, 2018, 12:12:47 AM
  • Vegan Jughead: I'm sure it has been; it was a dumb concept LOL.  The RIVERDALE comic is on hiatus until at least early 2019 and I'm skeptical it will ever come back.
    July 04, 2018, 04:37:17 PM


Author Topic: What are you currently watching?  (Read 138415 times)

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DeCarlo Rules

Re: What are you currently watching?
« Reply #630 on: October 11, 2017, 01:31:54 AM »
Finished watching the rest of ARCHIE'S WEIRD MYSTERIES. Towards the end of the series there are a couple of 3-episode story arcs, one with Veronica getting a sunstone pendant and thinking that she's The Ender, destined to save the world by preventing the Eternal Night of the Vampires. This introduced a character named Scarlet Hellsing, who also appeared in some issues of the comic book series based on the animated series. The other 3-episode arc involves a time-travelling villain named Vinnie Wells, who steals a time-device invented by Dilton (don't ask how, but Vinnie's whole motivation stems from a desire to mooch money to buy nachos). The final episode of the 3 also features a time-travelling adult Archie Andrews, and a wilderness scout (in the year 1699) named Bob Montana who found (and thus founded) Riverdale (with some help from time-travelling Archie), as well as an homage to the very first Archie story where a 12 year-old Archie tries to show off by balancing on top of his bicycle seat, and meets Betty for the first time. Without a doubt, this was the best-written episode of the entire series. I almost expected Marshal January McAndrews of the Time Police to show up to help put an end to Vinnie's chrono-meddling. It very much felt like a plot from Jughead's Time Police, mixed with a little of the multiverse stuff from Life With Archie magazine.

Since then I've been going back and forth (one disc at a time) between the original SABRINA THE TEEN-AGE WITCH (1969, Filmation) and THE GROOVIE GOOLIES, which was an additional half-hour program created to expand Sabrina's show into an hour-long block when it spun off from THE ARCHIE COMEDY HOUR where it first appeared, in the same way that The Archie Comedy Hour was an expansion of the earlier half-hour THE ARCHIE SHOW (1968). On DVD, the shows were released at different times by different companies, each as a 3-disc set (16 half-hour episodes per series). As with the Archie cartoons appearing on The Archie Comedy Hour, SABRINA AND THE GROOVIE GOOLIES re-ran the earlier Sabrina animated episodes from The Archie Comedy Hour, while adding the new Groovie Goolies cartoon episodes (in which Sabrina also appears, but as a distinctly minor supporting character). The weird thing is, although the Goolies were an original creation of the Filmation Studios writers and animators, the copyright is still in the name of Archie Comic Publications (1970), which makes it odd to me that ACP never ever used the characters (not even once) in their comics. For some reason, Filmation felt that it was necessary to hyphenate the word "teen-age" in the title of Sabrina's cartoon, as opposed to the more common spelling "teenage". One of the songs from the Groovie Goolies was "Chick-A-Boom" which was later re-recorded by Dick Monda, who did the songs for the entire series, under the pseudonym "Daddy Dewdrop" and became a big hit (although now mostly forgotten, as are most one-hit wonders).


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Archiecomicxfan215

Re: What are you currently watching?
« Reply #631 on: October 11, 2017, 10:14:16 AM »
I am watching


MY CLOTHES: GUY'S CLOSET TOUR - Life After College Vlog: Ep 47 on YouTube

BettyReggie

Re: What are you currently watching?
« Reply #632 on: October 11, 2017, 11:16:00 AM »
Roseanne

BettyReggie

Re: What are you currently watching?
« Reply #633 on: October 11, 2017, 09:32:35 PM »
Riverdale Season #2- Espoide #1
« Last Edit: October 12, 2017, 07:53:21 AM by BettyReggie »

Archiecomicxfan215

Re: What are you currently watching?
« Reply #634 on: October 13, 2017, 10:17:44 AM »
Scooby Doo Dog Games - Life After College Vlog Ep 65

BettyReggie

Re: What are you currently watching?
« Reply #635 on: October 14, 2017, 04:15:42 PM »
The Golden Girls Season #3

BettyReggie

Re: What are you currently watching?
« Reply #636 on: October 18, 2017, 05:25:03 PM »
The Golden Girls Season #6.

BettyReggie

Re: What are you currently watching?
« Reply #637 on: October 18, 2017, 09:37:16 PM »
Riverdale Espoide #2

Archiecomicxfan215

Re: What are you currently watching?
« Reply #638 on: October 19, 2017, 12:00:38 AM »
Im watching Riverdale season 2 ep 2

BettyReggie

Re: What are you currently watching?
« Reply #639 on: October 25, 2017, 12:39:01 PM »
I watched Cole on Kelly & Ryan this moring.

BettyReggie

Re: What are you currently watching?
« Reply #640 on: October 25, 2017, 09:30:53 PM »
I watched Riverdale Espoide #3

DeCarlo Rules

Re: What are you currently watching?
« Reply #641 on: November 02, 2017, 02:05:35 AM »


I MARRIED A WITCH (United Artists, 1942) - Jennifer (Veronica Lake) and her father Daniel (Cecil Kellaway) are two witches burned at the stake in colonial Salem in 1652. Before dying, Jennifer curses Puritan Jonathan Wooley and all his male descendants (all played by Fredric March) to be unlucky in love and have unhappy marriages. The two witches' spirits (in the form of mist) are bound in the roots of old tree until 1942, when lightning splits the tree, releasing them, and they seek revenge on the current Wooley descendant, Walter Wooley, who is about to be married on the day before the election in which he's running for governor of the state. In their mist form, the two witches seek out Wooley. As incorporeal spirits, their powers include possessing the bodies of the recently deceased and reanimating them, by letting their mist form flow into the bodies. Daniel causes a fire at the Pilgrim Hotel, and Walter Wooley, driving past, stops to help firemen evaculate the hotel's residents -- one of whom is a young girl who died of smoke inhalation, and whose body is then possessed by the mist form of the the witch Jennifer, whom Walter then rescues from the hotel fire. Jennifer's plan is to seduce Walter, ruin his wedding, and his hopes of winning the election. After several failed attempts at seducing him, her father decides to help by concocting a love potion to insure Walter's downfall. Unfortunately, a painting of one of the Wooley ancestors falls from the wall, hitting Jennifer on the head and knocking her unconscious just as she tries unsuccessfully to persuade Walter to drink the potion. In trying to revive her, Walter picks up the potion (he thinks it's only water) and gives it to Jennifer to drink, causing her to fall hopelessly in love with the first man she sees -- Walter. She and her father do manage to disrupt his wedding by causing a public scandal -- Wooley's bride-to-be walks out on him, and the scandal destroys his reputation and hopes of winning the election. He's so reviled by the public that he's forced to flee the state with Jennifer in tow, but by now Walter has fallen in love with her, and after crossing the state line they elope to a justice of the peace and are married. She then uses her witchcraft to repair his reputation, causing him to win the state governor's election by unanimous vote (ballots showing votes for the opposing candidate are even shown to be magically altered so that the vote is changed to Wooley). Daniel still wants to destroy Wooley because of his ancestor's accusation of being a witch that resulted in their trial and conviction as witches and their burning at the stake. But Daniel, now in corporeal form, having possessed the body of a middle-aged mortal, has a weakness for strong drink, and when he gets drunk he forgets how to correctly recite his hexes, spells and incantations -- leaving him powerless until he sobers up. Jennifer does what she can to thwart a number of his attempts to ruin Walter, but eventually Daniel returns. A confrontation between father and daughter over her true allegiance results in Daniel renouncing her as a witch and removing Jennifer's supernatural power, rendering her a mere mortal, but she manages to escape his wrath. While attempting to escape from a crowd of boisterous supporters who've mobbed his house and are celebrating his winning of the state election, Wooley & Jennifer exit through the back door and he hails a neighborhood cab, whose driver he knows, and instructs the cabbie to speed away from the mob quickly... but the driver's place has been taken by Daniel, and he continues to speed up until the cab becomes airborne. He crashes the cab, killing himself and Jennifer in the process, but not before she throws Walter from the cab, saving his life. The witches return to their mist form, and Daniel forces Jennifer to recant her love and loyalty to Wooley. When she does, he restores her powers as a witch, but forces her to watch with him as Walter suffers in the aftermath of Jennifer's apparent death -- but it seems her former body was not damaged in the wreck of the taxi after all, and she returns to it in mist form to inhabit it again, just in time to catch Daniel unawares, his mist form residing in an open liquor bottle which he couldn't resist sampling. Hastily corking the bottle, Jennifer and Walter have a joyful reunion. Flash-forward some years, and the couple are married with children, including a pretty little girl also named Jennifer, happily romping about the house on a broomstick.

There are several ideas established about witches in this film that influenced and are carried forward in subsequent modern fictional depicitons (including Sabrina, the Teenage Witch).
1. Witches, although apparently having mortal ancestors in the distant past, are now a separate race of beings.
2. Witches are dedicated to using their supernatural powers to cause misfortune and misery for ordinary mortals. Failure to do so reflects badly upon a witch and can result in penalties.
3. Witches are forbidden to fall in love -- the penalty for doing so is renouncement by their race and condemnation to a life without powers as a mere mortal.
4. Witches cannot cry, unless they've lost their powers and have made mortal. (In some later depictions, tears signify their automatic loss of supernatural powers.)

One idea of the film that doesn't seem to be carried forward in later fictional depictions of witches is that a witch's true spirit form is that of a mist, which can't be destroyed, only contained, and that in their spirit form they have to power to take possession of recently-deceased mortal bodies, if not badly damaged.

The basic plot of the film (a witch returns from her burning at the stake several hundred years ago to seek revenge on the descendant of the man who condemned her) is identical to the plot of the 1960 Italian horror classic BLACK SUNDAY, directed by Mario Bava and starring Barbara Steele.

Next I'll be reviewing BELL, BOOK, AND CANDLE, a 1958 Columbia Pictures film about love and witchcraft starring Kim Novak and Jimmy Stewart.
« Last Edit: November 02, 2017, 03:06:56 AM by DeCarlo Rules »

BettyReggie

Re: What are you currently watching?
« Reply #642 on: November 08, 2017, 08:23:42 PM »
Riverdale 📺

BettyReggie

Re: What are you currently watching?
« Reply #643 on: November 18, 2017, 06:01:33 AM »
I just watched The Suite Life On Deck . The Espoide where Cody dates Woody's sister on my IPod Classic.

BettyReggie

Re: What are you currently watching?
« Reply #644 on: November 20, 2017, 04:44:57 PM »
I'm going watch Seinfeld season #9 tonight because I'm charging the dvd player now.

 


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