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  1. benteen

    Us (2019)

    Really good film. No sophomore jinx for Jordan Peele and that bodes even better for The Twilight Zone. Winston Duke is a lot of fun and the actors playing the kids did a good job. But this is Lupita's film and she really delivers. Peele is a hell of a lot better than M. Night Shyamalan when it comes to building these kind of stories and actually delivering.
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    S02.E11: Lasting Impressions

    I was just thinking about this myself. The original Star Trek series aired in the 1960s and in one of their most famous episodes, Space Seed, they talk about this massive war that took place in the 1990s. They mention records being fragmentary during this time, likely do to widespread destruction during the war. Maybe that's what The Orville is doing here but that doesn't make sense since they seem to have unlimited access to 20th century pop culture. On that alone, they should know about stuff like cigarettes and cell phones. Barring a cataclysmic event, records from the 400 years ago and sooners should be quite extensive. Like I said, Seth seems to want to have it both ways.
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    S02.E11: Lasting Impressions

    I very much enjoyed this episode. I like the Gordon relationship with Laura here and thought it was an interesting story to tell. I also wondered if we'd learn what happened to her but that wasn't the story they were telling. Very good performances by Scott Grimes and Leighton Meester. I do find it silly with how obsessed the crew is with 20th century movies and pop culture that they didn't know such things like cell phones and cigarettes. It feels like Seth wanting to have his cake with the 20th/21st century pop culture obsession and eat it too by not having them know stuff like this. The cigarette storyline was funny, particularly Bortus just chilling while smoking. Tim Russ! I recognized that voice instantly.
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    Deadwood

    Deadwood The Movie teaser
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    The Karate Kid (1984)

    Check it out. It's absolutely worth it.
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    Media Things

    Will just needs a break and it would be repetitive to give him the same storyline and torture him again. Let him be more than a victim this season.
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    Media Things

    Ugh. Steve deserves better but I don't want another season of Will being tortured.
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    Bill & Ted Face the Music (2020)

    Looks like this movie is not only NOT dead but has a release date as well... Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter announce Bill & Ted Face the Music release date
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    Star Wars: The Clone Wars

    I'm very excited for the return of The Clone Wars.
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    Media Things

    That trailer looks great!
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    Toy Story 4 (2019)

    Great trailer! Excellent.
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    GLOWing Reviews: GLOW In The Media

    https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/glow-comic-book-coming-march-1170045
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    NFL Thread

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    Captain Marvel (2019)

    As much as I like Steve Rogers, self-righteous, smug and thinking he's better than everyone in the room is how I would describe him. It's on full display in The Winter Soldier. Disagree about the villains being more interesting than Carol though. Jude Law has given far better performances and played far better characters than the one he played in Captain Marvel. I blame the writers on that one. I liked Annette better as Mar-Vel and thought she wasn't as interesting as the Supreme Intelligence. I blame the writers on that one too.
  15. Rocket's Guardians 2 behavior makes a lot more sense than Peter's Infinity War behavior. He displays none of the maturity he gained from the first two movies and seems to double-down on the immature behavior. Given his experience with his own father, you would think he'd have a greater insight into what Gamorra (and even Neubla) are going through. But it's honestly like everyone involved in Infinity War only watched certain parts of the first two movies.
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