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  1. Comment on TV Tuesdays Free Talk in ~tv

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    I just have to say that Watchmen is the best show on TV right now. The interconnectedness of this story is just so insanely well written it is blowing me away every episode. Not to mention how...

    I just have to say that Watchmen is the best show on TV right now. The interconnectedness of this story is just so insanely well written it is blowing me away every episode. Not to mention how great the cinematography is in this show. The huge character reveal on this Sunday's episode was just so well done in how they framed every shot up until the final moment, it was just perfect. The only downside is that I just wish it was going to be more than one season. With one episode left, there seem to be a fair bit of loose ends to tie up and I just want them to keep developing this universe more. There seem to be some rumors it could be picked up, potentially with a new writing team, but I just can't see it being the same without Damon Lindelof at the helm.

    I also cant believe that the Golden Globes snubbed Watchmen this year.


    I am enjoying His Dark Materials as well right now. Dafne Keen is doing an amazing job as Lyra and I absolutely love James Cosmo's Farder Coram. He just seems perfect for this character and brings a ton of emotion into every scene. I am a bit disappointed in Lin Manuel Miranda's Lee Scorseby character. I don't know what exactly it is, but he just is not clicking for me. I am glad that HBO picked up this story and they have been doing a great job at staying true to the source material while keeping the story engaging. The Golden Compass always felt like the weakest of the books to me and I am SO excited to see The Subtle Knife brought to life in season 2.

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  2. Comment on The Mandalorian | S01E05: The Gunslinger in ~tv

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    I definitely did not get Boba Fett from that ending bit. Isn't this set after Return of the Jedi, when Boba got eaten by the Sarlac?

    I definitely did not get Boba Fett from that ending bit. Isn't this set after Return of the Jedi, when Boba got eaten by the Sarlac?

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  3. Comment on Knives Out - Discussion Thread in ~movies

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    I know I am a few days late on this, but I just saw Knives Out last night. I thought this was such a great movie. The story was so well written and really felt like a modern twist on a classic...

    I know I am a few days late on this, but I just saw Knives Out last night. I thought this was such a great movie. The story was so well written and really felt like a modern twist on a classic Agatha Christie story (I loved the Murder She Wrote cameo in the middle).

    I really liked that they just told us right off the bat what had happened from the nurse's point of view and then let us follow her perspective for the rest of the movie. It really let us see so many funny moments, particularly when she threw the piece of the terrace away for the dog to play with. It also still felt like we still didn't quite know everything that was going on so there was still a good sense of mystery.

    The acting was fantastic, particularly Daniel Craig. His "now I may be just a small-time country lawyer" accent was just hilarious and I want to see way more of it.

    I also just gotta say that my favorite gags were how the family kept calling the teen son playing on his phone a nazi the whole movie.

    As a big fan of Brick, I think this shows a huge evolution for Rian Johnson on his writing ability and I think that he really excels in these kinds of stories. I really want him to make more movies like this.

    4 votes
  4. Comment on The Mandalorian | S01E05: The Gunslinger in ~tv

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    I thought this episode was pretty solid. It was another shot little story, still has great visuals and special effects. My only real nit pick is that the fan service was a bit much at times in...

    I thought this episode was pretty solid. It was another shot little story, still has great visuals and special effects. My only real nit pick is that the fan service was a bit much at times in this episode.

    The fact that Mando went to Mos Eisley and ended up at the exact same bar that Han Solo was hanging out in A New Hope, and then Mando meets a rougish character sitting in the exact same table in the exact same pose with his feet up and the exact same shot used to frame him really took me out of the moment.

    Early in the episode the mechanic character also mentions womprats and at the end of the episode she says a throwaway line about Beggar's canyon.

    All of these little bits of fan service came off just a little too cute for me at times and I felt that they did not really add anything to the overall story. I mean, was it really necessary for all of the thousands of planets that Mando could have ended up at that he lands on Tatooine at all?

    I really want this show to explore new spaces and stories, and not use the existing movies as a crutch.

    7 votes
  5. Comment on Spotify Wrapped 2019 is out! What were your top artists? in ~music

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    I believe that Apple Music did a 2019 recap as well for users there

    I believe that Apple Music did a 2019 recap as well for users there

    3 votes
  6. Comment on Spotify Wrapped 2019 is out! What were your top artists? in ~music

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    Here were my highlights. https://imgur.com/a/mopZwZl I was one of a lot of people who got pop rap as one of my top genres which just seems like an odd name choice. I also spent the last few months...

    Here were my highlights.

    https://imgur.com/a/mopZwZl

    I was one of a lot of people who got pop rap as one of my top genres which just seems like an odd name choice. I also spent the last few months almost exclusively listening to lo-fi beats while studying / writing so that was really outsized on my listening for the year. I am also just a huge pop punk fan.

    I have had Spotify premium since 2012 so it was pretty cool for to go through my top songs/albums over the years.

    3 votes
  7. Comment on Disney's Mulan | Official Trailer in ~movies

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    Yeah, I think the Jasmine example in Lindsay Ellis' video is pretty stark on that point. The original Jasmine was already a very strong women who was not afraid to speak her mind. No one ever...

    Yeah, I think the Jasmine example in Lindsay Ellis' video is pretty stark on that point. The original Jasmine was already a very strong women who was not afraid to speak her mind. No one ever criticized the movie for her characterization. But for some reason Disney with the live action movie amped up her strong independent womenhood to eleven, talk a ton about how she wants to be the Sultan, and then even gave her a new song all about how she wont be silenced, which ironically was followed up immediately by her being captured.

    3 votes
  8. Comment on Disney's Mulan | Official Trailer in ~movies

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    Because to Disney, it seems that they feel that the only way to be a "woke" is to "fix" some of their dated gender tropes by adding in / making existing characters into strong independent girl...

    Because to Disney, it seems that they feel that the only way to be a "woke" is to "fix" some of their dated gender tropes by adding in / making existing characters into strong independent girl boss types.

    Like in Lion King they made Shenzi into a larger character and turned them into a girl boss for seemingly no other reason than to seem more woke. Disney also did something similar with Jasmine in Aladdin, Belle in Beauty and the Beast, or the daughter in the new Dumbo remake.

    Basically instead of addressing any real criticism of their older movies in a meaningful way, they just throw in the smallest bit of strong women to the story and call it a day.

    I linked it in my top comment, but I really highly recommend Lindsay Ellis' Woke Disney video as she explains it a lot better than I could - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xU1ffHa47YY.

    3 votes
  9. Comment on Disney's Mulan | Official Trailer in ~movies

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    This looks pretty interesting to me. I like that it seems they are taking this as a more serious movie and seem to be making some changes like toning down the comedy and changing Mushu into a...

    This looks pretty interesting to me. I like that it seems they are taking this as a more serious movie and seem to be making some changes like toning down the comedy and changing Mushu into a pheonix.

    Hopefully this is not just doing another boring straight remake, but woke, like Beauty and the Beast or Lion King. Though the inclusion of another female girl boss baddie gives me a little concern.

    The soundtrack sounds awesome too. I love the cover of my Reflection used in the trailer here.

    4 votes
  10. Comment on More Teslas on the Road Meant Hours-Long Supercharger Lines Over Thanksgiving in ~news

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    People have been talking about "the next big battery advancement" for years now and it does not seem any closer to reality than it did then. It seems very unlikely that lithium air or some new...

    Honestly with 700 mile electric vehicles now possible the next big advancement that will make electric vehicles a widespread reality will be shorter charging times.

    People have been talking about "the next big battery advancement" for years now and it does not seem any closer to reality than it did then. It seems very unlikely that lithium air or some new battery chemistry is going to somehow come out and resolve a lot of fundamental issues of battery weight, density, charging time, and range.

    4 votes
  11. Comment on Marvel Studios' Black Widow - Official Teaser Trailer in ~movies

  12. Comment on Marvel Studios' Black Widow - Official Teaser Trailer in ~movies

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    The Taskmaster villain looks really generic to me, especially compared to how cool he looks apparently in the comics. https://i.imgur.com/F6EFqNh.jpg David Harbour's Red Guardian looks hilarious....

    The Taskmaster villain looks really generic to me, especially compared to how cool he looks apparently in the comics.

    https://i.imgur.com/F6EFqNh.jpg

    David Harbour's Red Guardian looks hilarious. I love the huge amount of pouches around his belt and looks very Rob Liefeld-y.

    I still don't really see the point in this movie. Natalie's story is over and going back to retroactively give her a movie before her death in Endgame just seems like a cop out.

    2 votes
  13. Comment on The Mandalorian | S01E04: Sanctuary in ~tv

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    I think this is pretty funny considering how many Westerns just took Samurai tropes and put some dust and cowboy hats on it.

    Also, it's incredible how you can dust off some Western tropes, put space paint on it, and suddenly it's the best new thing around.

    I think this is pretty funny considering how many Westerns just took Samurai tropes and put some dust and cowboy hats on it.

    8 votes
  14. Comment on The Mandalorian | S01E04: Sanctuary in ~tv

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    Yup, I came here to say that this episode more than any other really played to the Samurai / Western themes it has been building around. This episode really just felt like a Kurosawa samurai movie...

    Yup, I came here to say that this episode more than any other really played to the Samurai / Western themes it has been building around. This episode really just felt like a Kurosawa samurai movie in space.

    4 votes
  15. Comment on ‘There’s something terribly wrong’: Americans are dying young at alarming rates in ~health

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    Yeah, thats because Bloomberg spent almost $40 million of his own dollars in the forst 3 weeks of his campaign. Thats not support from the Dem establishment or anyone else. Its just a rich...

    Yeah, thats because Bloomberg spent almost $40 million of his own dollars in the forst 3 weeks of his campaign. Thats not support from the Dem establishment or anyone else. Its just a rich blowhard self promoting.

    Bloomberg makes ‘massive’ ad buy

    2 votes
  16. Comment on Discussion time: What are your opinions on digital censorship? in ~talk

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    Honestly, if that is what it takes for corporations to rationalize stricter moderation and keeping nazis off their platforms, im all for it. Yes, it should be the moral / ethical choice for them...

    Honestly, if that is what it takes for corporations to rationalize stricter moderation and keeping nazis off their platforms, im all for it. Yes, it should be the moral / ethical choice for them to make, but it also makes business sense in the long run.

    3 votes
  17. Comment on ‘There’s something terribly wrong’: Americans are dying young at alarming rates in ~health

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    Do you have a source for that?

    Do you have a source for that?