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neumdaddyWonder Woman: 6.5/10

Caught this in Iceland. Yeah,

Neum as fuck.

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Jun 27, 2017 6:36 PM
2 episodes into S2 and Preacher is still as fun and as bonkers as ever. Man that's a fun show.
Jun 27, 2017 5:53 AM
Finished up Fargo S3, and it's underwhelming. The exact final scene was actually pretty neat, but little else leading up to it feels like that kind of dichotomy is earned. The show still had some great moments and flat-out weird tangents, but was reasonably entertaining all along. But it also felt like a weaker riff, compositionally at least, of the prior two, far superior seasons of the show.
Jun 26, 2017 6:43 PM
Wonder Woman: 6.5/10

Caught this in Iceland. Yeah, it's solid. Pretty conventional origin story featuring a really unexpectedly great turn from Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, and the character itself was rather well done. A couple of solid action scenes, a little character shading here and there, and it's perfectly serviceable. It gets oversimplified in the end, and Diana's belief in the good in man is conveniently ignored when slashing through bad guy fodder. But whatevs - this is a billion miles better than anything else in the DCEU,and still would register as a "lower tier" Marvel flick. But it nailed the most important aspects in establishing Wonder Woman as a believable character and that feels pretty good.
Jun 26, 2017 6:39 PM
Beatriz at Dinner: 3/10

Ugh, just awful. And here's the thing: Salma Hayek & John Lithgow, among others, actually acted pretty well. But the attempted message feels contrived and misguided, with some weird pseudo-metaphysical stuff tossed in for... reasons. The ending, too, was maybe one of the biggest eyerolls of the film. The movie is self-aware with regards to its severely awkward, cringe-inducing clash of personalities (rather extremely set up), but it feels like it leads nowhere. Observational, okay, but not even remotely entertaining or pleasant. Bah.
Jun 26, 2017 6:36 PM
wirthlingThis whole season of Better Call Saul has been great but especially the last two episodes of the season. It was so difficult to watch Jimmy torture Irene. And then that scene with Chuck in the finale, when you see how Chuck tortures Jimmy, you see where Jimmy picked up that skill. Terrible yet riveting stuff.

A couple spoiler things...


The scene where Kim crashes her car was about as great a rendering of that kind of event as I've ever seen. I gasped.


Also on the instant classic level is Chuck's final disintegration. What a distinct, novel character he was, and his end was perfectly fitting. Brilliant writing.

Aye, well said. Just caught up and this was yet another outstanding finish to a great season.

It's pretty clear to me that Better Call Saul is one of the finest shows on TV at the moment.
Jun 23, 2017 3:50 PM
Infinitus Corsair
neumdaddyPretty disappointing draft so far for the Nuggets. Hard not to feel that the Jazz & Blazers improved while the Nuggs acquired role player-y kinds of assets.

Also the Nuggs traded Jusuf Nurkic to Portland for a Plumlee and now Portand is probably a top 6 team in the West at minimum while Denver has fallen clearly behind Minnesota, probably New Orleans, and maybe Dallas.

Yes, this, too. Nurkic was not going to work out in Denver (apparently he pouted his way out of town), but Denver actively improving their rivals kinda makes it worse.
Jun 23, 2017 5:55 AM
Pretty disappointing draft so far for the Nuggets. Hard not to feel that the Jazz & Blazers improved while the Nuggs acquired role player-y kinds of assets.
Jun 23, 2017 3:28 AM
BigwigI don't like the way most of you are rating Magnolia. I don't like it at all.

Hey, I gave it proper credit. I haven't seen it in ages, but I remember loving the film in my early 20's.
Jun 23, 2017 3:25 AM
PT Anderson flicks:

1. There Will Be Blood
2. Magnolia
3. The Master
4. Boogie Nights
5. Inherent Vice
6. Punch-Drunk Love
7. Hard Eight
Jun 23, 2017 2:20 AM
Chiefs extend Andy Reid, but let go of their GM, John Dorsey...who has actually been very good in his tenure. Power struggle?

As a Broncos fan, I'm absolutely okay with giving Reid more power. Yes, do it, KC! Trust in Big Red!
Jun 22, 2017 9:53 PM
Ugh. That was wrenching. I can't believe a 4-year old is saying that.
Jun 22, 2017 12:54 AM
Ivan the Terrible
neumdaddyNew trailer

Meh.

I'm mostly on board with a lot of what's happening (with some damage already done), so it didn't take much to amp me up. I thought it was a solid trailer, but not quite as goosebump-inducing as the previous, action-packed one.
Jun 21, 2017 9:56 PM
chunkylover
neumdaddy
BigwigI think it's a fairly mainstream opinion that many actors are interchangeable. And I think it's also mainstream that Daniel Day Lewis isn't one of them.

Yep. There are many actors that, no matter how much time you give them to 'get into character', they just won't be able to sell it the way phenomenal talents like DDL can and does.


I think you guys are both forgetting that acting is really easy.

I did manage to convince my wife to marry me despite all warnings that she should not, so you have a point there.
Jun 21, 2017 5:03 PM
boozeThey're having an auction for all the stuff from the show, a lot of it is cheaper than you'd pay to buy it new, plus it got worn by Alison Brie or Daniel Glover or whomever you find hot. http://propstoreauction.com/view-auctions/catalog/id/89/?page=1

That's pretty neat.

I admit, I saw somebody post in the Community thread and I kinda got excited for some news. Ah well. Recent-ish articles are mostly about some of the stars being on board with a Community movie should a script ever be ready. Having re-watched the first 3 seasons, I'll not be nearly as interested (but still very interested, obvs) if they can't get Donald Glover back, though, since that dude is goddamned hilarious.
Jun 21, 2017 4:07 PM
Meow
neumdaddy
BigwigI think it's a fairly mainstream opinion that many actors are interchangeable. And I think it's also mainstream that Daniel Day Lewis isn't one of them.

Yep. There are many actors that, no matter how much time you give them to 'get into character', they just won't be able to sell it the way phenomenal talents like DDL can and does.

Hot take: he's a great actor because he's a mentally ill Brit and is actually Tilda Swinton in drag.

I think you mean hawt take.
Jun 21, 2017 7:15 AM
Bukama
neumdaddyI like Nolan Arenado a bunch.

MVP!

He's gotta climb past Paul Goldschmidt, but man, he's definitely in the mix. He's also one of the best defensive infielders in baseball.
Jun 21, 2017 6:25 AM
BigwigI think it's a fairly mainstream opinion that many actors are interchangeable. And I think it's also mainstream that Daniel Day Lewis isn't one of them.

Yep. There are many actors that, no matter how much time you give them to 'get into character', they just won't be able to sell it the way phenomenal talents like DDL can and does.
Jun 21, 2017 6:23 AM
He's scarcely in film anymore, but of course he's a powerhouse and arguably the greatest living film actor. I'd prefer him in more movies than less, but he's gotta do what he's gotta do.
Jun 20, 2017 8:40 PM