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P.S. If you have ever wanted to cruise for middle-aged brown sugar, go to a theater in the Baltimore area showing Girls Trip.
Jul 22, 2017 6:56 PM
NimChimpskyGuys, we lost the incomparable John Heard.

Sarcasm? Anyway, I liked him in The Sopranos.
Jul 22, 2017 6:45 PM
PaquitoNext time I see wirthling bemoan tribalism trumping facts, I'll have a good chuckle

RAISE SHIELDS! RED ALERT! WHOOOOOOOP WHOOOOOOOOP WHOOOOOOOP!
Jul 22, 2017 6:38 PM
Traveled to the opposite side of Baltimore to see Dunkirk in 70mm. It's a fine film but the addled chronology and unsubtle musical cues detract. Concerning the time jumping, it seems more like Nolan being self-indulgent than serving any kind of purpose for the audience. I just found it confusing. My confusion was not helped by the fact that the stranger to one side of me kept asking me questions during the movie. At one point she left for a few minutes and came back and asked me what she missed. She seemed like probably a special-needs person or else I would have told her to shut the fuck up instead of trying to answer her questions, meanwhile missing a scene that would have explained why One Direction ended up hiding in the bottom of a boat. After the movie I murdered her. I'm now on the lam.
Jul 22, 2017 6:16 PM
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Jul 22, 2017 12:42 PM
ej
wirthling

Just think about what if ej used his powers for good...

L[img]https://wikimedia.org/api/rest_v1/media/math/render/svg/c26c105004f30c27aa7c2a9c601550a4183b1f21[/img]k who's talking.

Die hard, too.
Jul 21, 2017 5:09 PM
ejTo dovetail here, the aesthetically pleasing Bruce Willis movies with numbers and/or ordinals in the title are as follows (no sequels included): Four Rooms; The Fifth Element; The Sixth Sense; 12 Monkeys; The Last Boy Scout; Last Man Standing.

Piss-poor ones: Once Upon A Time In Venice; First Kill; The First Deadly Sin; Lucky Number Slevin; The Whole Nine Yards; The Whole Ten Yards; Ocean's 12; 16 Blocks; Catch 44; Avengers: Infinity Wars; Nobody's F[img]https://wikimedia.org/api/rest_v1/media/math/render/svg/c26c105004f30c27aa7c2a9c601550a4183b1f21[/img]l

Just think about what if ej used his powers for good...
Jul 21, 2017 2:50 PM
Patrick Rosenquist
wirthling
MeowAlso, WHIC and I get to cyber bully wirthling.

This is my reward for giving props to an apt Arrested Development reference.

(I was hungry, also.)

This is true, WHIC and I are set on destroying wirthling because he dared to like my tweet.?

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Now you have exposed your identity! to the bots that crawl this site because there are no actual people here that didn't already know your identity.
Jul 21, 2017 1:32 PM
Opposition to the concept of Confederate...

A. It's going to be racist wish fulfillment.
B. It will intend to make progressive commentary, but racists will see what they want to see in it and miss the point, like with All in the Family and even The Handmaid'sTale.
C. It will intend to make progressive commentary but will probably undercut that by putting white heroes in the forefront.
D. The last thing we need in these divisive times is a show featuring heightened divisiveness.
E. The premise is preposterous.

It's pretty impressive that a brief show announcement can engender all of that. We are a wound-up people.

(Yes, I'm going to wait until I see the show to make an actual assessment of it.)
Jul 21, 2017 1:27 PM
MeowAlso, WHIC and I get to cyber bully wirthling.

This is my reward for giving props to an apt Arrested Development reference.

(I was hungry, also.)
Jul 21, 2017 12:59 PM
Valerian appears to be getting savaged by reviewers now for its bad dialogue, dearth of character building, and lousy acting. But hey, they are all calling it a visual spectacle and I will eat watch anything, especially if it's shiny, so I'm in (though probably only when it comes on cable unless I start hearing raves about the 3D IMAX version).
Jul 21, 2017 11:39 AM
Team The-Fifth-Element-Is-Great, obvs.

Well, not "great" so much as "entertaining." I have always been a sucker for Besson's style. (I have always been a sucker, full stop, ha ha, good one.) And I was already in love with Milla Jovovich before that movie, and so dress her in a couple ribbons and there is no way I am not going to be entained.

Jul 21, 2017 11:22 AM
I'm thinking if I just stay alive long enough I'll become a rock star by process of elimination.
Jul 20, 2017 11:33 PM
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Jul 20, 2017 4:50 PM
Ugh, given how many awful people there are right now in this country, I suppose I shouldn't consider any conceivable monstrous idea out of the realm of possibility.
Jul 20, 2017 4:28 PM
The important thing here is that Confederate should show us lots and lots of tits. It's HBO, so we should be good on that point.
Jul 20, 2017 4:03 PM
It should probably also go without saying that pure fantasy is fine, too. Stories don't need to all be set in literal reality. However, I think in the genre of it's-our-world-except-something-changed-in-the-timeline, you have an expectation that the changes are plausible.

And it should also be noted, I guess, that people are generally very bad at predicting what the future will look like and so it's difficult to know what is plausible and what isn't regarding changed history or future societies.

I dunno, I'm having an argument with my inner literalist.
Jul 20, 2017 3:59 PM
Some aspects of The Handmaid's Tale are more believable than others. Women in America suddenly being forbidden from having jobs is one of those things that strikes me as grossly unrealistic and reduces the verisimilitude and thus weakens the show, at least for me. It's still a great show, though.
Jul 20, 2017 3:44 PM
Memorial at the charging pad of Steve the security robot that drowned itself...

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Jul 20, 2017 2:37 PM
I fairly regularly peruse liveleak.com for horrible/funny videos but sometimes the Engrish descriptions of foreign videos are even more entertaining. This, about a man stabbing a woman on a bus somewhere in asia, is my favorite in a while: "Women because of resistance to "salty pig hand" was stabbed screen exposure is still ICU rescue"

I'm not sure why, but I just love "salty pig hand." Maybe it's because I have salty pig hands.
Jul 20, 2017 1:05 PM