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  1. IWantCandy71

    Episode Discussion: TFGH

    What I don't get, though admittedly I guess a reason may have been given-not watching so don't know-why are they keeping it a secret ? It can't be because of Sonny's dangerous lifestyle. Carly got shot in the head-if that didn't convince her to leave him alone forever, nothing will. And she only cares about the safety of her kid(s) when the threat is imminent and some danger/damage has already happened. So that ain't it, either. I mean, keeping it a secret implies that anyone really cares other than one or two people (who already know). So....um, what ? But I will say, that more Corinthii (or for that matter, any more Morgans(surprised Sam ain't had another little robot child) is just what is wrong with this show. They just keep multiplying. Like rabbits. Or mold. Meanwhile, I can't get Brook Lynn Ashton to come back busting up stuff, or even Skye (ugh) or Lila Rae. Or Maya Ward, even. Some Quartermaines that are actually Quartermaines, if not in name, at least, behavior. They couldn't have given the "perimenopausal pregnancy" to Olivia again ? *kicks rocks*
  2. IWantCandy71

    Episode Discussion: TFGH

    Regarding Kelly Monaco's looking at the ceiling-I think that's an old actor trick when you can't remember your lines. And since I don't even know who half these people are that ya'll are talking about, that's all I have to add LOL. Isn't Oscar Drew's son, and isn't Drew still a Quartermaine? But he's like a lesser Quartermaine since he isn't Jason, so that's why they are killing off his kid. It's like you know, Jason's kids are the Gucci or Prada kids, and Drew's kid is the Great Value brand Walmart knock off. Or even worse, a blue light special at KMart. Don't mind me. Just trolling.
  3. IWantCandy71

    The Quartermaines: Like, 85% Dead

    I honestly think AJ was just the new Q generation Tracy. Tracy wasn't around for much of the Carly/AJ/Sonny stuff, and the Qs always have to have a black sheep/loser around who gets blamed and chastised for everything. With Tracy gone, AJ became the one who could never do anything right. I always hated that Tracy and AJ weren't closer, but I guess it's because they saw the worst parts of themselves in the other. And, for the longest time, Tracy did not like herself, much less love herself, no matter what she might say out loud. So she certainly would not want to bond with AJ and be reminded of their similarities. I did like that Tracy bonded so well with Michael, Chad and Jane had a nice, warm chemistry (but then JE had it with the majority of the younger cast).
  4. IWantCandy71

    Captain Marvel (2019)

    Exactly. As I said I've heard-a high score at Cinemascore just means the movie met the expectations of the people who saw it. It's a bit more accurate than say Rotten Tomatoes, because Cinemascore is from only people who saw the movie (or were at least in the theater and bought a ticket to see it-whether they paid attention to the movie or not. So, it's not a bunch of robo voting up or down by fans or those pre disposed to hate it. But it's not "proof" of quality anymore than anything else.
  5. IWantCandy71

    Unpopular Opinions

    One of my favorite performances of Steve Martin is in "A Simple Twist of Fate". It's based on Silas Marner(or inspired by, but it generally follows the plot of that story). He wrote the script for this movie, too, and produced as well I think. It's not a great movie, but I like it because it's more dramatic (maybe his first true dramatic role(circa 1994) than funny. And, he plays the banjo onscreen. Plus, Gabriel Byrne and Catherine O'Hara. I liked it and have always meant to buy a copy because while it's average at best, it's lovable in that it actually tells a story and has characters you care about and invest in. Which is a rarity with all the superhero junk these days, and a lot of other movies concentrating on CGI and gimmicks rather than telling good stories.
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    Captain Marvel (2019)

    I enjoy animated movies myself, but I am Toy Storied out. I will probably wait for that one on DVD. I fully expect it to make major bank, though. Especially since I think it's released in the summer ? Yes, it will do well.
  7. IWantCandy71

    Captain Marvel (2019)

    Good is absolutely subjective, because you can enjoy and be entertained, by something that isn't good, from a technical standpoint. And you will walk away and say "that was good", when really, it wasn't. Or you will say the opposite, because you didn't like it. Not liking it, doesn't make it bad, and liking it, doesn't make it good. And I think that "good" and "entertaining" get blurred a lot when talking about anything like this.
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    Captain Marvel (2019)

    So maybe we can agree it's a combination of things. Curiosity, quality, and just...well, hype. There are people out there who won't know a darn thing about some movies, or the franchise, but they'll go if they're hyped enough. There are those who will go simply because they are movie goers and they will go see anything that comes out. There are lots of reasons a person will buy a ticket to a movie that doesn't necessarily mean anything about the quality of the movie. It's a social thing, and many times, the actual movie isn't really the point. That's why movies aimed at children almost always do really well-because entire families go to see them. Not because mom and dad are just dying to see Toy Story Part 20, but out of necessity and to spend time with their kids. And not because the movie is a great classic. It's just what people do.
  9. IWantCandy71

    Captain Marvel (2019)

    And actually, what I've heard about the Cinemascore, is that it rates the audience on simple, basic questions. For instance, "was the movie what you expected it to be, etc? " Meaning, if you go in to see a scary movie, did it scare you ? If you say yes, it scared me, it gets a high rating because the movie effectively did what it set out to do. If you say no, wasn't scary at all, it gets a low score. That's just what I've read in the past about it. It can't be as manipulated, but it is already biased, because an "A" rating can simply mean "I expected it to entertain me and it entertained me". It doesn't mean the movie is a good movie. But then-I guess if it entertains you and makes you forget your troubles, it's worth it. Not everything has to be The Maltese Falcon. And that's a good thing, because Hollywood, idea wise, is dry as a bone these days. Truthfully, I just don't rely on what other people say about a movie, period. Online, offline, whatever. If I want to see it, I see it. If I like it, I say so, if I don't, I say that too, and if someone disagrees in person or online, EH. I mean-I see people all the time "hey does this movie suck"? on Twitter, and I can't fathom that. If you have a brain, decide for yourself. If you enjoy it, no one else matters. Same for if you think it was awful. As long as someone has something to say other than "it was awesome" or "it sucked", both opinions are equally valid.
  10. IWantCandy71

    Captain Marvel (2019)

    I think it's true for the first few weeks, if not longer. Many people who go to see it, will purposely wait until the crowds thin out. Some people simply take three weeks to see it because they have busy lives that don't revolve around what movies are playing. And then there are the fanboys who go to see it ten times. So, is the box office proof of quality? No. It isn't. Look how much money Aquaman made, and it's nothing but a shiny turd. The shine on it is purely for Patrick Wilson, BTW. He was awesome, and the one bright spot. And I liked Nicole Kidman's brief part, but otherwise.....it was a Christmas day disappointment. I went for my sweet loves, who apparently have that power over me to sit through some STUFF, man, that I would never ever bother with otherwise. And I say that as someone who has admired Jason Momoa in at least one other project. But that movie, man. It was really undeserving of all that bank. And I'm being nice.
  11. IWantCandy71

    Captain Marvel (2019)

    Smug, arrogant female characters are also well received. Look at how many people like Sif off of Thor. And Black Widow can be annoying as all fire. Yes, there are many people who like the Marvel franchise and will go multiple times to see this movie. But I stand on the fact that the amount of money a movie makes means nothing in terms of the overall quality of a movie. Once you've bought your ticket, your money counts in the total, even if you walk out thinking it sucked. Meanwhile, someone somewhere is celebrating how much it made while the people who hated it wished they'd seen something else. Agree to disagree.
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    Captain Marvel (2019)

    Yes, it's making a lot of money. That's already been stated. Here's the thing about money at the box office, though: all that proves is that people are curious enough about the movie to see it. It never has proven a thing to me about the quality of any movie, ever. But, I guess I just have a different set of standards. I think "it's made X amount of money" doesn't mean a thing in terms of any argument that the movie itself is good. I think I'd rate this movie a 5.5 out of ten. It's above average, but it's not something I'll ever willingly watch again. And my sweet loves are going to have to find someone else to sit through End Game with, bless them.
  13. IWantCandy71

    Captain Marvel (2019)

    No. I already said, but apparently, have to say AGAIN, that the smugness and self righteousness of most of the characters in this franchise is why I hate it. That includes the men characters. That should have been obvious, but I'll go ahead and clarify. Some folks like making this about her gender. Newsflash: I'm gonna call out an annoying character I did not like, and/or a movie I did not like. I'm not the kind of person who is going to compromise and praise something I thought was less than, to make someone else happy. Gender has nothing to do with it. I have been, and will be (because I really, really don't like him) far worse in the past, on Thor(who is *gasp* a MALE). Mainly because he's the MCU character I'm the most familiar with (besides Hulk/Banner) as most of the rest of the MCU movies have annoyed me so much I either turn them off out of boredom or the characters are so vanilla I don't remember them.
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    Captain Marvel (2019)

    I figured that had to be the part you were talking about, because she wasn't remotely joyful in any other part of the movie.
  15. IWantCandy71

    Captain Marvel (2019)

    So one of my sweet loves wanted to see this. I want them to be happy, so we went. Yes, I went in predisposed to not enjoy it,(just like fans go in predisposed to defend it and love it no matter what, just opposing sides) but decided to try and find things to like. And there were some things: I enjoyed Fury, and I never really care about him in any of the other movies. I think he's less cynical and lighter and happier in this one. It's nice. I predicted the cat would be the reason he lost his eye, after he started cuddling with it, though. I loved seeing Jude Law. His presence elevated the movie. I, and my sweet love, hated that he was a villain. I wasn't particularly surprised he was bad, though, because he has such a overpowering screen presence. It would not have made sense to cast him as a good guy in this. I won't go in to the reasons why because that will open up a can of worms. Talos was awesome, best part about the movie. I wanted more of him. I really don't have much to say about Brie Larson one way or the other. I think most of my problems with her character are in the writing. What was the deal with not giving her character any real vulnerabilities ? Even Superman has Kryptonite. What was hers, or did I miss it ? And even if she doesn't have one in the comics (well, that's stupid, if so), they could have written one in. How can you root for someone who doesn't have a significant vulnerability to her powers ? And the "she's human" doesn't wash, when you see her doing the things she was doing at the end. What some people think of and see as spunky and sarcastic, etc, I just saw as smug, arrogant, rude and condescending. Again, that's mostly the writing, but honestly throughout the movie(until the last twenty minutes or so) I felt she had one facial expression: angry. And while I get she had reason to be angry.....switching to a different facial expression when around people you aren't angry with, would be helpful. Not having an attitude with people who are trying to help you, when you obviously need it...would be helpful. So is it the writing, or was it her, or both ? I don't know, and truthfully....don't care. I think this movie suffers from the same issue all superhero (not just Marvel) movies suffer from: your main protagonist coming across as self righteous and smug and somehow better than everyone else in the room. And someone a few pages back called her joyful ? I'll just say we obviously have a very different definition of joyful, and leave it at that. I don't like smug "I'm smarter and better than you" IRL in dealing with people, and I definitely don't like it in fictional characters in a movie I just paid $14 to see. It also suffers from "your villain and side characters are more interesting than your main character". (again, a typical superhero movie problem). Annette Bening is awesome and should be in more movies. She, Jude Law, Ben Mendelsohn and yes, even Samuel L. Jackson. I liked them. The little girl (Maria's daughter), I can't remember her name-looks and acts a lot like one of my nieces. I thought she was adorable. I really didn't hate it, just mostly bored and underwhelmed, but that's how I respond to most of the movies of this type. And while you can't really compare this movie to say a movie like "Run the Race", that movie is more my speed because I actually cared about the characters and the outcome of their story. I cried and laughed with them, and that to me is the mark of a good movie, when you don't want it to end because you love the characters. And it isn't because I don't like good action, adventure, intrigue..this just wasn't it for me. I've never had that with any Marvel movie, though I have had it with some individual Marvel characters(Loki, the Hulk). I don't know why that is.(actually, I do know why, but..can of worms, and all that). Different strokes for different folks. It's making lots of money, though, for anyone that matters to. Disclaimer that lots of money never means a movie is good by itself, just like failing at the box office doesn't mean a movie is bad. Some of the best movies I've ever seen lost money, and some of those that made tons are complete and utter trash. I will give the movie one more prop: they did not shoe horn in some ridiculous "romance". I honestly think it was because they had too many other things to address, but whatever the reason : THANK YOU.
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