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88 Miles Per HourThe 2nd trailer struck me as odd, simply because I did not think they'd make such a whacky movie right out of the gate. Thor/ Dr Strange, its kind of expected by now that they deal with other worldy creatures and themes, but Panther, whoa....they are really pushing the realism envelope. Some might say that ship sailed a while back once the 1st Avengers tackled aliens and stuff, but I expected something more grounded for this first movie. Guessing that they are just doing more 'world building' with this movie in a lead up to Infinity War.


That's what I'm thinking, too.
Oct 18, 2017 4:09 AM
So I watched the second trailer to Black Panther https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjDjIWPwcPU and I'm just as excited to see the movie as I was when I saw the first teaser trailer months ago. I've talked to several of my fellow black comic book geek fans (yes there are quite a few of us) and for the most part, we've discussed the characters, how much of the source material will they implement into the film, and the actors and actresses playing the roles in the film. You know, the usual stuff you discuss when a Marvel Superhero movie is being released. And then, I have some black folks I know particularly the ones social media who are treating this movie as some type of 'revolution' film for black americans. I even read some ridiculous article a few months back from some white liberal blogger about how white people should not go see the movie on Thursday night so African-Americans can have the theater to themselves?! Which is just mind boggling stupid if you really think about.

And that there brings me to my point. Why do some people have to make Black Panther some type of revolutionary film for Black Americans instead of just another Marvel superhero film? Now, being a black man myself I do understand the significance of a comic movie dominated by a black cast and having one of my favorite young black directors at the helm. But it really shouldn't be shocking that the movie would have some many folks of color giving that it takes place in a fictional country heavily populated by Wakandans. Just like it makes sense that a show called Vikings would have an entirely white cast.

Bottomline, I of all people understand the significance of a movie like Black Panther just as I did with Wonder Woman. And just as with WW, I hope the movie does well because it's a solid film that can stand on it's on merit. I'm really pulling for Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther because he's a fantastic actor and this will be his big moment to shine. The same with Michael B. Jordan as Erik Killmonger who I've watched on two of my favorite shows The Wire and Friday Night Lights. Jordan has also worked with director Ryan Coogler on Fruitvale Station and Creed so the two have some good history.

Or maybe I'm just overthinking the whole thing.
Oct 17, 2017 5:49 PM
I'm always excited when the NBA season starts. That excitement starts to wane over the next few weeks, picks up again around Christmas time, wanes and then excites me again after the Super Bowl and All Star break.


Should be some great games tonight. Kyrie the Celtic back in The Land and CP3 going against the defending NBA champion Dubs.
Oct 17, 2017 4:32 PM
Anthony Hurley
Puffin NubbinsWe shouldn't pretend that the casting couch is not and has not been a "thing" FOREVER in Hollywood. This is why I have never accepted finger-waggling moralizing on any issue from Hollywood elites. Harvey is less of an exception than the industry would like to admit.

Many women have slept their way to the top (e.g., Chelsea Handler) and many women have been sexually assaulted and raped. The women who agreed to sex-for-play are, in some small way, responsible for making the expectation of sexual favors which has resulting assault and gray-area consent.

And shall we talk about the kids in this system?


Yeah, as scummy as Trump is, I think some of Hollywood's outrage against him is actually them trying to clear their conscience at Trump's expense for the things they've seen and heard themselves.

I agree with this wholeheartedly.


Trump is an easy target for Hollywood; rich, white arsehole Republican who abuses his power. You can trash him all day and not worry about any backlash from the industry. Weinstein was 'one of their own' in a sense that he supported both Clintons and Obamas' campaign runs. Hell, didn't Malia Obama have an internship at the Weinstein company? Think about how hypocritical these celebrities and hollywood types look calling Trump a sex offender for his 'grab women by the pussy' and they were damn near silent all these years when a known sexual predator like Weinstein's behavior was worse? Not a good look.
Oct 11, 2017 2:04 AM
crumbsroom
Johnny Wishbone
Megan McCain actually made a good point when talking about the double standard in Hollywood. Weinstein is 'one of them' so it's hard to determine which angle to approach his situation at. The Bill O'Reilly's of the world are easier targets for celebrities when speaking out against sexual harassment.

What are you talking about? Just like O'Reilly, Weinstein has been an unlikeable, arrogant, scumbag forever. It's just as easy to judge him badly as it is to judge O'Reilly. But if you'd like to point to anything that affirms a double standard, be my guest. I know turning everything into partisan horseshit is your only consistent contribution here, so why stop now.

I bet you're eating some gluten free chips wishing they were some McDonald's chicken nuggets with some sweet and sour sauce.?
Oct 10, 2017 1:40 AM
replicanLena Dunham calling out the men of Hollywood for not speaking out against Harvey -

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/09/opinion/harvey-weinstein-lena-dunham-silence-.html

I like the part where she points how "liberal-leaning" (though let's be real here...it's a lot more than just a lean) doesn't waste time to criticize the Roger Ailes of the right wing world but not as loudly when it comes to one of their own. Lena doesn't mention him but I'll throw in Anthony Weiner here too.

I rarely agree with any sort of feminist perspective but when you look more closely at these types of cases...it has to be more of a predatory power thing than a sexual thing. I mean these guys could have 10/10s consensually anytime and yet they choose to jeapardize everything they have worked for as well as dragging friends and family into this ugliness. It makes no rational sense other than these guys are plain evil. It's not even a thing where they have some mental block that they can't help themselves...they clearly can help themselves enough to be at the top of a hugely competitive industry. It's that they choose to break the moral compass. Some psychotic shit.

It's a power thing, man. Always has been. Reminds of me of what Frank Costello said in The Departed when Leo asked him why would Frank continue to sell drugs when he did not need the money and Costello's reply to him was because "he likes to do it."
Oct 10, 2017 1:35 AM
Oh so now Kevin Smith is "speaking out" against Weinstein. Smith perhaps did not know about all of the allegations but he knew what type of man Weinstein was especially when in business with him for 14 years. That's just guilt seeping out of his pores. I like Smith but I just don't want to hear how you 'feel bad' for all of those victims Weinstein took advantage of while making millions with the guy for so many years.

Megan McCain actually made a good point when talking about the double standard in Hollywood. Weinstein is 'one of them' so it's hard to determine which angle to approach his situation at. The Bill O'Reilly's of the world are easier targets for celebrities when speaking out against sexual harassment.

Oct 9, 2017 11:50 PM
Puffin NubbinsWe shouldn't pretend that the casting couch is not and has not been a "thing" FOREVER in Hollywood. This is why I have never accepted finger-waggling moralizing on any issue from Hollywood elites. Harvey is less of an exception than the industry would like to admit.

Many women have slept their way to the top (e.g., Chelsea Handler) and many women have been sexually assaulted and raped. The women who agreed to sex-for-play are, in some small way, responsible for making the expectation of sexual favors which has resulting assault and gray-area consent.

And shall we talk about the kids in this system?


That is what I was trying to point out in my disjointed post where I may have came across as 'blaming the victim.'?
Oct 8, 2017 5:58 AM
Janson Jinnistan
Johnny WishboneNothing is going to really happen. Weinstein is way too connected in Hollywood and is still going to be well-liked and supported by the liberal elite in the long run.

Dems seem to already be turning his donations over to various charities.


Johnny WishboneAs sleazy as Weinstein is, I don't feel sorry for any of those actresses if it's true.

As surprised as I am that you would take to blaming the victims in this case, it's worth pointing out that the most intriguing case in the story involves Emily Nestor, an aspiring actress whom Weinstein had promised to help with her career, for certain favors. ?Never heard of the actress Emily Nestor? ?Perhaps it requires some appreciation for the capacity of someone as powerful as Weinstein to effectively end one's career for being uncooperative to understand the extent of the power dynamic involved. ?Or as producer Lauren O'Connor put it: "The balance of power is me: 0, Harvey Weinstein: 10." ?The blame should be proportioned similarly.

I don't claim to have any inside information but it is almost certain a large majority of them knew about Weinstein's antics and had no problem taking his money all these years. No one wants to swim close to a drowning man. And I'm not blaming the victim champ.















Oct 7, 2017 9:12 PM
David ChromiakI thought this was well known information, that he basically trades sex for career advancements. It's good to see that people are actually doing something about it now.

I read an article a while back about "Harvey's Girls," all the A-list actresses in Hollywood who got a huge career boost because they agreed to sleep with Weinstein. It included lots of huge names like Jennifer Lawrence, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jessica Alba, Sienna Miller...

As sleazy as Weinstein is, I don't feel sorry for any of those actresses if it's true.
Oct 7, 2017 6:01 PM
Nothing is going to really happen. Weinstein is way too connected in Hollywood and is still going to be well-liked and supported by the liberal elite in the long run.



Oct 7, 2017 5:48 PM
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Oh now everybody likes LeBron because he bashed Trump?!
FOH!!!
Sep 23, 2017 9:50 PM
John Dumbear1. Dazed and Confused (easy #1)
2. American Graffiti
3. Porky's
4. Fast Times at Ridgemont High
5. She's All That


The last one is just a personal fave.

I love me some Porky's!!! One thing about having older brothers was getting to see Rated R comedies that I had no business watching at 8 years old.
No way could they make a movie like Porky's nowadays with the PC brigade in full effect.
Sep 20, 2017 5:17 PM
1. Dazed and Confused
2. Superbad
3. Three O' Clock High
4. Clueless
5. Napoleon Dynamite
Sep 19, 2017 11:43 PM
Seen it today. Movie was pretty awesome. Loved the acting by the leads and the new Pennywise. Haven't jumped in a horror movie in a long time and one particular scene broke my non-jumping streak.


Not going to pinpoint the strength's and weaknesses until I get a second and third viewing. That's how you know how a movie will stand the test of time.


The acting and chemistry between the leads will be the selling point for this movie. That kid from Stranger Things was hilarious and I loved all the 80's movie and music references.






8.75/10
Sep 8, 2017 9:17 PM
1) Batman and Robin (When Clooney pulled out that credit card...)
2) Superman IV
3) Daredevil (That playground scene...Jesus)
4) Blade Trinity (Snipes looked liked he didn't want to be there and I can't really blame him)
5) Catwoman
6) Elektra
7) X-Men: The Last Stand ( I tried to like this movie. I really did)
8) Steel?
9) Supergirl
10) Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer ( Reed Richards dancing in the club isn't even the worst scene in the movie.)


Batman vs Superman, Suicide Squad, Hulk (Ang Lee), were all disappointing but I could watch them more than once. I actually like Man of Steel and Superman Returns.?
Sep 8, 2017 5:12 PM
Takoma1It's more of a trope than an actual character, but it's horribly insulting to be presented with an "ugly" character who is just a pretty woman with glasses and a simple ponytail. I've known gorgeous women with self-esteem issues or "nerdy" personalities, but no one ever is confused by these things into not realizing they are sexy people. "No one realizes you are pretty" is not actually a real problem that women face and the journey from "unattractive" to "took off her glasses" is a whole lot of nothing.

Evil teenager characters (see recently Mia from the Death Note) movie also do nothing for me. I don't deny that there are sociopathic teens out there, nor do I deny that there is a very special kind of egocentrism in teenagers that can lead to very cruel actions. But most of these characters are so shallowly written that they make no impression because they are so nakedly just there as cogs in the narrative machine.

I remember feeling strongly apathetic toward Lana on Smallville. But a lot of that was due to the fact that most of her personal narrative was seen through Clark's eyes. We were supposed to care about her because Clark liked her. So she was given a generic tragic backstory and she magically managed to be personally attacked by about 90% of the killers/monsters that passed through town. She was also one of those characters who is a nice girl who is dating a total jerk, which is another annoying trope that turns me off of a character.

Totally forgot about Lana Lang. I was so distracted by how good she looked early on I ignored how annoying her character was. And the whole nice girl dating a jerk thing is played out as f***. I'm with you 100 percent on that.
Sep 8, 2017 12:00 AM
Should have done this last week when the season ended but whatever.

10) Winter is Coming (Season 1; Ep. 1)

9) The Mountain and the Viper (Season 4; Ep. 8)

8) The Lion and the Rose (Season 4; Ep.2)

7) BlackWater (Season 2; Ep.9)

6) The Door (Season 6; Ep. 5)

5) The Watchers on the Wall (Season 4: Ep.9)

4) The Rains of Castamere (Season 3; Ep.9)

3) The Winds of Winter (Season 6; Ep. 10)

2) Hardhomme (Season 5; Ep.8)

1) Battle of the Bastards (Season 6; Episode 9)

Honorable Mention:

The Spoils of War
The Children
The Dance of the Dragons
Baelor
Sep 7, 2017 11:38 PM
It is time, fellas!



And ladies if some of y'all are around. Probably not though.



Either way, I'm ready.
Sep 7, 2017 11:26 PM
Every character not named Neo, Trinity, or Morpheus in The Matrix Revolutions
Sep 7, 2017 8:35 PM