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  1. Love, Simon (2018)

    At first I thought he was just going to be harmless comedic relief but I have to agree with the rest of you that it came off inappropriate. A lot of the things he was saying to the students would not fly with any parents if they found out.
  2. It's back on June 7. Not sure why there was a one week break. I finally caught this episode. Devastated for Monet! Mostly because she deserved the Snatch Game win. I hate seeing such a talented queen leave with no wins. Also she had the best talking heads. I don't think she or Kameron won the lip sync. They both re-used moves they have before. But Monet's character connected better with the song. That isn't Kameron's fault though. Kameron's tricks just seemed thrown in and off from the beat (as did Monet's slide of desperation). I don't see a lip syn assassin in Kameron. Aquaria has grown on me as a person. She does say some fairly blunt and arrogant things but I do think there is a thoughtful person underneath. She's young and competitive which is what I chalk her arrogance up to. I loved that she wasn't phased by Eureka's attempt to sabotage and that she had experience painting different skin tones. That said she is definitely being protected by the show the same way Pearl was. I have no issue with Eureka and I find some of her talking heads funny. Also the accent she put on for her trade character was identical to Ryan Kwanten's Jason character from TB. It made me feel all sorts of ways. But with The Vixen not around to provide a counter balance it does seem like Eureka is dominating the show. And I disagree with her that being a returnee is making the judges expect more from her. They've rarely said that as a critique. Their bigger issue last week was that she didn't perform as well as she did on her previous challenges THIS season. And know the ins and outs of the competition is a huge advantage. Asia is my favorite remaining queen. Her talking heads are funny and she gets people together in a very real and level headed way.
  3. I enjoyed both episodes. The Vince/Michael relationship has been my favorite part so it was nice to see how it progressed to him calling him dad at the end. Matthew/Andy is indeed the MVP. He has the best one liners and jokes. I loved how annoyed he was at Greg all through dinner. I don't expect this to get a second season so this was a nice ending. If my some miracle it does return I agree with those saying either build up the gym employees or trim the fat. I love Brittany but I think we could do without Shabaz and the uncle.
  4. The Predator (2018)

    See I've always found it odd that they come to Earth. They outclass people technologically by a lot (especially in the first movie) and physically as a species they are superior. It always seemed cowardly to me that they would want to hunt us with such an uneven playing field. When they have faced threats closer in ability to them (the xenomorphs) they haven't even fared that well. This looks decent though and very in keeping with the spirit of the films in the franchise. The only truly terrible one for me was Requiem which was just way too dark, as in I couldn't see anything that happened on the screen.
  5. S01.E08: Nepotism

    Thank you! I would have totally missed it since I thought the season was done.
  6. RPDR: In The Media

    Very insightful, thanks! She is polarizing but she really spoke to me this season given me feelings about the show and its somewhat problematic fanbase.
  7. S01.E08: Nepotism

    This was an odd episode. I guess mostly because it was shown out of order? Matthew is normally dumb but lovable. He came off super unlikable in this especially in his interactions with Dana. The Vince/Michael dynamic was good in this but I actually wanted Michael to realize he WAS being unreasonable. It isn't a bad thing to teach your kids to be realistic IMO. Not everyone is a star and that's ok. It doesn't mean you have to have an unfulfilled or lackluster life. I can't help but think the actual season/series finale that was supposed to air would have ended the season/series on a better note. This felt flat.
  8. S01.E07: Matt Bomer Poster

    This episode was funny and adorable. Probably the strongest episode of the season for me. I got a good laugh out of Matthew's 'You did not Graduate' 'diploma' and the running gag with the Matt Bomer poster and Vince thinking he looked like him. Also Vince not realizing Allison Williams, a woman, was Peter Pan. Although the jokes that Vince is unattractive are strange. Anders Holm is a good looking guy and early season Vince was supposed to be a playa right? The Vince/Michael relationship developments have been nice although the show could have built up to them better. I feel like the last two episodes really rushed that. The growth on both their parts is obvious though and nice to see. Dana as the outsider in the office is a bit played out. But I think it's because she's basically the only normal one there (albeit a bit odd). The other supporting characters are so off the wall crazy that they find her kind of a bore.
  9. S01.E05: Vincemas

    Which I think the episode did well to get to at the end. They still went 'camping' but they added Bollywood films to it. So a new tradition that includes everyone. The heart to heart Michael and Vince had on the couch about finding a middle ground was also good. That is what I'm hoping we see more of with the show. Funny bonding moments.
  10. S01.E05: Vincemas

    This is my impression as well. It makes sense that a 14 year old trying to find himself would have some or a lot of put on behaviors. I also think we're supposed to see Michael and Vince change based on their exposure to each other. I just think the show could have done this more quickly. Right now it is a slow build and I don't think that works for a sitcom like this. I do like that Michael is improving in how he treats other people though. That was probably my favorite part of this episode. He wasn't rude to anyone. Maybe Vince but Vince had it come with some of his cultural insensitivity. Agree with those saying Vince's character is the most all over the place. I thought what they set down in episode 1 made sense. But then they changed it a lot in subsequent episodes.
  11. S01.E04: My Fair Uncle

    The show is certainly uneven though I do think each episode improves (especially from the pilot). I find it very earnest in its attempts. I love Mouzam Makkar's Britney. Most of my LOL moments have come from her. I like how Michael is rubbing off a little bit on Vince (he knew Leo goes to Latrine!) but also how Vince and Matthew are rubbing off on Michael by making him become more responsible etc. I hope the show gets a chance to iron things out.
  12. Love, Simon (2018)

    Here's hoping. It seems to have been received well by critics too. I haven't seen anyone tearing it apart. I actually really liked Everything, Everything. The love story was cute. It just had such a dark angle to it because of what the mother did.
  13. Love, Simon (2018)

    Thank you (all three of you) for the little nudge. I went to see this earlier today and loved it! It was nice to see a decent crowd too considering Black Panther, Pacific Rim, and a Wrinkle in Time are all also still in theatres. They changed a decent amount from the book (the biggest one was the total removal of the older Spier's sister). But I have to say that none of the changes hurt the movie and the film still kept to the spirit of the book. I also liked some of the new/different additions the movie made from the book. The Ethan character was wonderful and didn't have a book counterpart that I could recall. It was nice to see a variety of gay characters reflected in this. The cast had great chemistry together particularly the group of core friends. The best part for me was the people in the audience who hadn't read the book and had been thrown off by the misdirect with Bram and were just ecstatic when he showed up at the end. So many aww's it was just really cute. I think this year movies are doing a really good job showing how important representation is on a variety of levels. I was just caught so many times in moments thinking where was this movie when I was in high school? It captured so many feelings/emotions for me back then that really had no outlet because gay characters were only just starting to appear on tv/film and never in anything like this. It was bittersweet. But it was also really uplifting that despite a lot of what is currently going on in the world we have made progress and strides and not just for LGBT kids. The audience was mixed and I love that people in generally are being taught to be more tolerant, accepting and loving.
  14. Love, Simon (2018)

    I loved the book and so want to see this. But all my friends think its a sappy rom com and won't go and this isn't a movie you can see alone. *grumble* I'm thrilled to see all the positive reviews and praise though.
  15. Glaadrial I agree Ru is very fond of Shangela it's obvious. The cynic in me sees Trixie's win as more of a WOW than Ru manipulation. Shangela's post show success has largely been very separate from WOW. Trixie is a WOW darling and her show with Katya got it start on WOW. So my feeling is they've had a say all season. I don't mean to say this to invalidate Trixie's win. I actually felt this was a strong final 4. I just think Shangela did better overall and and is larger than drag race in a way that makes her deserving of the HOF.