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  1. The X-Files in the Media

    Peter Donat, aka William Mulder Sr. dead at 90.
  2. S02.E06: AKA Facetime

    Holy Hell! Did NOT see that coming!
  3. S02.E05: AKA The Octopus

    I'm late since I started late and now I'm stretching out my Jessica Jones watching. But I just love the scenes between Jeri and Jessica. Both extremely competent in what they do, extremely guarded in everything they do and now Jeri might even become a bit vulnerable in this story. And still, very different characters.
  4. I'm proud to say I never liked him. :-)
  5. A little harsh. No kidding. *shakes head
  6. Question from a second language speaker and linguist. Would another interpretation that we would support punching women who demean (others) be possible? So, women who are demeaning (others) would be his punching bag? Or is my German interfering here? I'm not saying it's the first that would come to mind but is it possible?
  7. From Wikipedia. Age of consent in Italy: The age of consent in Italy is 14 years, with a close-in-age exception that allows those aged 13 to engage in sexual activity with partners who are under the age of 18, provided that the age gap between them is less than 3 years. The age of consent rises to 16 if one of the participants has some kind of influence on the other (e.g. teacher, tutor, adoptive parent, etc.). Not knowing that the victim is underage is not a legal defense, except when it was unavoidable ignorance. If the minor involved is under the age of 11, the crime can be punished even without a complaint and the punishment is aggravated. It is also illegal to perform sexual acts in the presence of a minor aged less than 14 with the intent of allowing the minor to witness the acts, even if they do not take an active part. Reading the German one, I am comically relieved that having had sex at 16 with an 18 year old for the first time, no one was committing anything illegal. Not that I really cared about it at the time. But apparently, in California, my partner would have been charged with a misdemeanor. Age of consent in California. https://www.lacriminaldefenseattorney.com/Legal-Dictionary/A/Age-of-Consent.aspx The age of consent refers to the age at which a person can legally marry and/or engage in sexual acts. Children of any age can get married in California if they have the consent of both parents (exceptions apply) but must be 18 to marry without the consent of their parents. The age of consent is also the point at which a child can consent to engage in sexual intercourse without the act being considered statutory rape. The age of consent with regard to sexual relations in California is 18 (California Penal Code 261.5). Age of consent laws essentially prohibit a minor from engaging in sexual acts consensually, even if they are willing participants. Until an individual reaches the age of 18 in California, they are not legally considered capable of providing their own consent. If an adult engages in sexual acts with a minor, they could be charged with statutory rape—which is a criminal offense that carries stiff legal penalties. However, the severity of the charges will depend on the age of the victim and the perpetrator. If the perpetrator is no more than three years older than the victim, they will be charged with a misdemeanor. If the perpetrator is more than three years older than the victim, they could be charged with a misdemeanor or felony. If the perpetrator is 21 or older, and the victim is under the age of 16, they could face enhanced sentencing. Misdemeanor penalties may include up to one year in jail and $1,000 in fines. Felony penalties may include up to four years in prison and $10,000 in fines. May I just say that this seems a bit harsh. And rather odd to equal sexual acts and marriage.
  8. Crazy Rich Asians (2018)

    Can I just say that your coworker and your "friend" seem to be exceptionally rude people. I can't speak to the racism, which I'm sure you can but it made me wonder if they treat other people's offerings with the same disdain and rudeness. Regardless, their parents obviously never taught them any manners.
  9. Blade Trinity. Don't judge. It's the shirtless Ryan Reynolds scenes. I don't have a better excuse. Well, Parker Posey is rather hilarious in it too.
  10. See, this is what worries me. Being a perpetrator doesn't necessarily negate being a victim. In fact, many child abusers experienced abuse themselves in childhood. I'm not saying that this is what happened in case of Asia but a person isn't just one thing or another. So, just because she did this doesn't mean her being abused by Weinstein didn't happen or makes her less believable.
  11. While I appreciate that in this world, no one is just black or white, I would like to point out that Rose McGowan, while apparently making herself a target for being somewhat hypocritical, it's hard to find anyone who isn't somewhat hypocritical when it comes to believing bad things about people we like or feel kinship with. Her anger is justified although she, like many people have a hard time seeing their own hypocrisy when it comes to people they had no bad experiences with. I obviously include myself, and for example my dismay at hearing about Luc Besson and my willingness to either be slower to believe or ask for more information until I can't ignore things anymore. I do think we have a long time to go until we have a society where such things are treated the way they should be. As long as the debate goes on and creates change both in child rearing and in the public space, I think the fact that it finally came out is cause for celebration although my initial reaction was more like punch in the gut. I do hope this is just another sign that #MeToo is working.
  12. Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

    Three things that occurred to me on rewatch: Was I the only one who thought it would be more interesting for Avengers 4 if there had been 2 or 3 ways to win? Loved the hug between Banner and Tony. Loved Bucky's reaction to seeing the arm: equal parts dread, worry, and something that felt like resignation to me. I know! I thought it was the hair but isn't she a natural blond? Was it the forehead? The eyebrows?
  13. Reading this, it makes me think that there should not be a statute of limitations on rape.
  14. S01.E01: Out of the Past

    I keep thinking I would like to watch this but every time I watch the trailer, I keep wondering how it makes sense to revive someone who was born 250 years ago to investigate. If I were a PI now, I would be pretty useless with the technological advancements in 250 years. So, I keep thinking, I can't really buy into the premise and that might bug me throughout. Do they have a workaround? Is there a good reason that might explain why one rather revives a 250 year old instead of someone good who has a better handle on the present?
  15. Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)

    So, I finally watched it and while I diligently avoided spoilers, I couldn't help but notice that there was some controversy. I'm not much of a Star Wars fan. I get why they are so important to many people but I can't help seeing all the problems the original films had, never even mind how terrible those prequel movies were. Having said that, I liked this one a lot. It kept me guessing, it surprised me, and I loved crusty old Luke Skywalker, the hermit who couldn't face his own shortcomings as master Jedi and Legend, his failure to his apprentice and the resulting deaths, and possibly even worst, the fact that he contemplated even for a moment, to kill his sister's son. It helped that I watched Return of the Jedi right before this one to see the contrast to young Luke and the parallels between the final scene with Darth Vader and the scene with Ben before he stopped himself. I might be imagining but he looked particularly scary from young Ben's perspective. Some pacing issues aside, I found it more interesting than TFA. The scenes between Rey and Ben, the scenes between Luke and everyone, just wonderful. It's nice to have decently written dialogue in those movies. These stories deserve writing that isn't so terribly clunky like in the first three. And the less said about the dialogue in the prequel movies the better. I loved the little funny touches amongst all the drama, like Hugs, pardon, Hux almost killing Kylo Ren when he was lying on the ground, Luke tossing the light saber, admitting that Jakku is pretty much nowhere. I skimmed most of this thread now and I think I haven't seen this opinion expressed yet: I'm not entirely sure Rey has completely closed the door on Ben/Keylo Ren. That last look didn't seem to be the end of it. That final connection was made by them since Snoke was dead. Unless that was Luke's final gift to them. The disappearing dice in Keylo Ren's hand seemed to indicate that. Or maybe it's my wishful thinking because the scenes between them were exceptional and I want more of that. I think the way the story is going is that eventually the balance is supposed to be within one person, not just one person completely on the light or dark side. Ben bought into this old thinking and will pay for it. Rey has bought into it but may start to feel that she may combine light and dark side. Only then is balance actually possible. I think Luke's dismay at Rey simply diving in hinted at that. Despite never being much of a fan of these movies although I liked them well enough, I admired Carrie Fisher ever since I saw her in Stephen Fry's documentary The Secret Life of the Manic Depressive talk about how she deals with being bipolar. So, every scene with Leia was precious to me. R.I.P.