You Know Who

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    Everything DC

    The Dark Knight came out 10 years ago today. Holy pencil trick, Batman!
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    What are you watching and enjoying?

    Mainlined the first season of Spartacus over the weekend based on the recommendation of four different people from two independent sources, those being Dave & Lizbeth on The Happy Place and Peter & Harry on Questions We Don't Have Answers. Overall, a very pleasant surprise. Thanks everybody! It starts very much as Spartacus done in the style of The 300 but quickly establishes its own voice and takes a hard emotional turn mid-season. I can't stress enough that it's gory -- often to a fault -- but the characterization, story, and performances are more than good enough to make up for the occasional cartoonishness of it. If I were rate this TABHAL style, I'd say John Hannah's the MVP, though major props to Lucy Lawless and Peter Mensah as well. It also has a large number of people that were eventually cast in DC adaptations, including one Deathstroke (Arrow), one al Ghal (Nyssa, also from Arrow), and two Captain Boomerangs (Arrow and Suicide Squad). Also, listen to the aforementioned podcasts.
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    Help Influence Episode 56!

    Beatriz for Dinner, as they both said.
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    Episode 154

    Are you guys doing anything for your 10th anniversary this year? (If yes, don’t tell us what)
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    Every Film You've Watched in 2018

    Probably not. I saw it with my mother and she liked it more than I did (though neither of us loved it). I think Coen Bros films just tend to be divisive. They'd certainly be a good topic for your new segment.
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    Weird Dreams

    I had a dream the other night where I saw/experienced the events of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, which turned to involve Mackenzie Crook and Toby Jones chasing a baby raptor through a giant old university or museum in Dublin/London/some dreary European city in winter for two hours. It featured Crook and Jones because I've been doing a rewatch of Detectorists lately and since Jones is going to be in the next movie. For some reason, the raptor had bat wings but never flew and neither did the only other dinosaur in the dream (picture this one but pink with bat wings). Overall it was a strange mix being bizarre and dull and gave me a spark of optimism for Fallen Kingdom, which I don't expect to be good but which can't be worse than the dream I had about it.
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    Help Influence Episode 55!

    Spetters (1980) for his early career since it’s directed by Paul Verhoeven and the reaction to the film is apparently what drove him to Hollywood. Buffy for mid-career and Hobo with a Shotgun for his recent work.
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    Episode 1007

    Me too. Good choice Mike.
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    Happy birthday Pandy!

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    Episode 41

    I’m assuming the one who wants to get his car into space is Elon Rusk. Who’s the one who created the rating system for reporters?
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    Bond 25

    Danny Boyle is scripting and possibly directing Bond 25.
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    Everything DC

    Ah ok. I thought that may have been anti-Batwoman sentiment.
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    Everything DC

    Care to elaborate?
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    Random Star Trek thoughts

    I just saw that about an hour ago via The Great Derelict. I nearly responded with the Voyager - Friends video. Then I got ear-wormed with the Friends theme and decided not to inflict it on anyone else.
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    What are you watching and enjoying?

    I've been on an Akira Kurosawa kick lately in anticipation of something I'm reviewing later. Saw The Hidden Fortress and re-watched Seven Samurai the other week, viewed Kagemusha last week, and experienced Yojimbo for the first time tonight.
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    Random Star Trek thoughts

    Halted my full rewatch of Star Trek: The Next Generation for the time being (at "Brothers"). The show had definitely taking a turn for the better throughout Season 3 and there was still a lot of greatness to come; I just didn't have the stamina to marathon seven twenty-plus episode seasons.
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    Help Influence Episode 54!

    Seconded.
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    The Flickchart Forum - join in!

    I've discussed covering one particular director's work with you and Pandy, and I stand by that. (wink wink nudge nudge)
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    The All-Purpose Flickchart thread

    Infinity War, Infinity War, Black Panther, Force Awakens, I don’t know.
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    Episode 1005

    Silence, Chicken!
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    Suggest future actors for the HAA! spotlight

    The star of half of Akira Kurosawa's films and the Clint Eastwood of Japan -- except better. In fact, his character in Yojimbo and Sanjuro was the inspiration for Eastwood's character in the Dollars trilogy.
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    Suggest future actors for the HAA! spotlight

    Toshiro Mifune
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    Episode 1005

    Well done, old chums!
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    Arrested Development

    Please let this not be sucky and bloated like the last one.