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  1. Oof, this is tricky. I was never as high on 'Guardians of the Galaxy' as everyone else, but it is hard to deny the fun and charm it exudes. The ensemble is great and there is a lot of fun to be had, even if the villain is a little underwhelming. The music and emotion are all there, and I think this is definitely a breath of fresh air in the MCU. Similarly, 'Thor: Ragnarok' has a lot of fun moments and I enjoy it quite a bit even if it doesn't hit the highs of some other Marvel ventures. I think there is a lot to enjoy about Ragnarok, although I wish there was more for Hela to do. I can see the tonal concerns raised by some, however, as I have said before, I don't feel that is a unique issue of Ragnarok but rather the entire MCU, although this might be a prime example of it. I still have a great time with this one and think it is a great Thor outing. 'Captain America: The First Avenger' is a treat, and is so fun. Again, It doesn't hit the highest highs, but it does a great job introducing the character while playing up the golden-age fun and charm. I'm going to go with 'Captain America', however, the other two are not very far behind.
  2. This was quite challenging, but I'm going with 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier'. 'Endgame' has a lot of great moments and I am always surprised it works as well as it does, however, it still gets a little clunky and has some jokey bits that sometime take me out of it. I still think it is excellent, just not at the top for me. Similarly, 'Black Panther' is really great and does such a service to the characters, but the third act dips in quality for me. A lot of the CG throughout the film is also of lesser quality. Easily has the best score of the MCU though, that's for sure. 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' is just a great continuation of the Captain America story, and really explores the themes his character is based around. I think the supporting characters are all great and the story is quite gripping. I love a lot of the action and I feel that this film is just a great time, with no supplemental viewings of other films required.
  3. I voted for 'Guardians of the Galaxy', but I don't know (if in the 1 minute since submitting the vote) if I stand-by that. I like these both, and I think Guardians is good fun, but has a lackluster villain. In my opinion 'Infinity War' is a powerhouse and has some of the best moments of the MCU. The villain is also top-notch. This is the hardest pairing for me, and I am going back and forth. 'Guardians of the Galaxy' (technically) has my vote because it is a complete narrative, but I enjoy 'Infinity War' just as much.
  4. 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' without a doubt. I didn't mind 'Ant-Man and The Wasp', but it just doesn't compare for me.
  5. I am going with 'Iron Man' which is definitely one of the best entries of the MCU, in my opinion. I also like 'Thor: Ragnarok' and find it quite enjoyable, but I think 'Iron Man' has it beat. I don't quite understand the hatred expressed by some for Ragnarok, as I find it great fun and the "tonal imbalance" doesn't nearly bother me as much as it bothers some. In my opinion, the MCU as a whole has a pretty consistent tonal imbalance and it is not unique to Ragnarok.
  6. I don't really see the problem with Time-Travel, nor do I feel the movie was lessened for including it. There is a character in this universe that walks around with (what is essentially) a time machine around his neck, so I don't think it was a far-fetched path to go down or wasn't adequately established. Sure, it may feel cheap to some, but its a comic-book movie... frankly, with the amount of comics that revolve around time-travel concepts, I'm surprised we haven't encountered more of it in these films. Guardians 2 is fun, has some great moments, some not-so-great moments, and is perfectly fine. But if I were going to rewatch one I'd sooner choose 'Endgame'. On a personal level, it does more for me and it therefore has my vote.
  7. 'Captain America' has the vote, no doubt. Just such fun!
  8. In my opinion, 'Black Panther" gave more character to its antagonist than 'The Avengers' did for any member of the ensemble. The third act may be a bit jumbled, but I prefer it to 'The Avengers', which in recent viewings has started to feel rather silly.
  9. Voting for "Thor: Ragnarok" because I enjoy it more than "IM2".
  10. I actually remember moderately enjoying "The Incredible Hulk", but up against "Avengers: Endgame"... I mean, c'mon. "Endgame" has the vote.
  11. "GGV.2" is far from amazing, but it has a lot of fun moments and an interesting story. "Ant-Man" is perfectly fine, albeit forgettable and formulaic. I also think it is remembered favourably because of Paul Rudd's charm, when really the villain and overarching threat are nothing. "GGV.2" it is!
  12. 'Far From Home' had a lot of fun moments in it, whereas I was rather bored by 'Captain Marvel'. The former has my vote.
  13. Easily 'The Winter Soldier', which I really enjoy. Aside from Michael Keaton, I didn't enjoy much of 'Homecoming'.
  14. 'Doctor Strange' wasn't strange enough for me. 'Captain America: The First Avenger' is great fun and has my vote.
  15. 'Thor: The Dark World' is at the bottom of the MCU for me, so any other film would have had my vote.
  16. I don't really have strong feelings either way, however, I would sooner rewatch 'Civil War' than 'The Avengers' for entertainment. Both are good (in my eyes), but I think 'Civil War' has more to it, and 'The Avengers' seems a bit basic or formulaic in hindsight.
  17. 'The Lion Ki-'... whoops, I mean 'Black Panther' has my vote.
  18. I much prefer 'Guardians', so it has my vote. I don't despise IM3 as much as some, but it's still not great.
  19. Voting for 'Infinity War' because (whilst its not perfect), I enjoy it more than 'Thor'. I think the latter is fine, but 'Infinity War' was stronger in my eyes, considering how much it had to balance and accomplish.
  20. Which State/Province do you live in/come from? Ontario, Canada What makes your state special/different to others? Ontario is one of the thirteen provinces/territories of Canada, and is the province with the largest population (13.5 million), and is known for a variety of diverse landscapes that encompass the province's one million square kilometres (415,000 square miles). Ontario is home to the city of Toronto as well as the national capital of Ottawa, but also vast forest ranges and over 250,000 lakes. Ontario is connected to four of the Great Lakes, and is home to Niagara Falls. Some notable Ontarians are Tim Horton (famous Hockey Player turned Restaurateur), Ryan Gosling, Rachel McAdams, Drake, Jim Carrey, Dan Akryoyd, Mike Meyers, John Candy, Leonard Cohen. Fun Fact: Many Canadians are known for saying "Eh" or "Sorry", to the point that Ontario introduced the Apology Act, which in essence means that use of the word "Sorry" is not an admission of guilt. Sorry. What local foods is your state known for? Ontario is Canada's largest producer of fruits and vegetables Beaver Tails. No, not genuine Beaver Tails, but rather a pastry made to resemble one. Chains now exist in numerous countries, but it started in Ontario. Maple Syrup is heavily produced in Ontario, as are Maple Candies. Poutine is general Canadian food not specific to Ontario, but certainly popular here. Ketchup Chips and All Dressed flavoured Chips are also big in Canada. (All Dressed chips combine Barbecue, Ketchup, Salt & Vinegar and Source Cream and Onion.) What special buildings do you have? The CN Tower (Former "world's tallest free-standing structure") Canadian Parliament Building (Roof is made of copper, and has such turned green)
  21. Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life is Calling (Directorial Debut) Blue Collar See No Evil, Hear No Evil That being said, I would be just as excited to hear discussion about Superman III.
  22. Good episode guys, and apologies for the lengthy feedback. Regarding my question about your favourite of the film scores from last month’s roster, Ian recapped the scene from the Holiday, where Jack Black’s character (a film composer himself) performs a rendition of the “Driving Miss Daisy” theme, and recounts its importance in the history of film scores. Well, I wouldn’t be able to sleep if I didn’t point out the irony of this scene, as Composer Hans Zimmer wrote the music to Driving Miss Daisy, (something Black’s character points out), and Zimmer actually scored The Holiday. Zimmer is a longtime collaborator of Nancy Meyers, so I’m sure this was in the script and is a nice little nod to their friendship.
  23. This was fun, thanks for this guys. I used to watch this as a kid, and (even then) I have always found that this show felt incredibly rushed. Upon rewatching it all these later, I’m realizing that this is probably because these episodes have pretty much wall-to-wall music. For a 20 minute episode there is probably 17-18 minutes of music, which is pretty outrageous. Especially when you compare this to other animated Superhero programs of the 90s, specifically STAS and BTAS. Speaking of BTAS, I always felt a large influence from that show on this Spider-Man series. Especially this first episode, the plot of which very closely mirrors “On Leather Wings”, the first episode of BTAS, featuring the scientist turned villain Man-Bat.
  24. I'd second this recommendation, and think it would be a nice change of pace for you guys. It is very recent, but I don't know of any TABHAL rules against that. Also, not that it is any incentive, but I too would provide feedback if you covered it. And I most certainly do not mean Email-Bot; that bit is tired.
  25. 'No Time To Die' release delayed from April to November Oof.