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  1. Re-watched "Wake The Dead" from JLU. Two observations: The ending is one of the saddest I have seen. Superman is extremely reckless in the opening minutes of the fight. Great episode.
  2. No, primarily because you need to establish the Shi'ar empire first. And having Jean Grey destroy an entire planet and murder billions of sentient beings would not fly in a movie. I'm sure that's why... And the Hellfire Club thing was very important to the story. Like @Donomark said, it would have to be more than one movie.
  3. I'm reminded of Mary Jane Watson getting cancer in Spider-Man: Reign.
  4. How in the world did Jean Grey have Phoenix powers in X-Men: Apocalypse if she did not encounter the Phoenix Force until Dark Phoenix? This is why I said in the other thread that while I like this movie as a stand-alone film, it is incomprehensible if you try to fit it in the franchise.
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    Random wrestling thoughts

    Hate to say it, but this match was always a bad idea. They're both too old to be doing this.
  6. I intentionally put the other movies out of my mind and watched this as a stand-alone movie. I had to do that because the timeline was driving me crazy.
  7. Dark Phoenix: On its own, this is a good movie. I haven't read the reviews, but I don't get the hate for it. However, if you try to understand it in the context of the franchise, it is incomprehensible. MaCavoy and Fassbender are WAY too young, especially since their characters stretch back to the Cuban Missile Crisis. Films Watched: 18
  8. I thought it was interesting in the TV cut where they replaced that word with "fool."
  9. You were born the year it came out, right? It blows me mind that 1989 was 30 years ago. That makes me feel so old. That was the year I got my first job, as a busboy for the local Big Boy.
  10. When I watched Twilight: Breaking Dawn for the Tranquil Tirades episode that never happened, they had a short flashback of Edward as a vampire vigilante. The rest of the movie was painfully bad, I thought he played that well. He might actually be good in that role.
  11. Office Space: So much fun. A little dated, since it is tied to Y2K, but still great. I love this movie. I’ve seen it several times. I have a red Swingline stapler on my desk at work. Films Watched: 17
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    Random wrestling thoughts

    That Lesnar didn’t know he had a year to cash in makes him look like a complete idiot. Is that the intention of this storyline? Also, I realize it would mess with the heel/face dynamic here but I am begging for Paul Heyman to point out that the same thing Rollins is angry at Lesnar for doing, Rollins himself did to Lesnar in 2014/2015. And worse, actually. WWE thinks we have no long term memory.
  13. Into the Spider-Verse: This is a lot of fun. I love how they handled Kingpin. You may not agree with his villainous actions, but you understand how much he loves his family and how much pain he is in. One quibble: Films watched: 16
  14. The reason I saw it as racist isn't even so much murdering the drug dealer (though I could rant about vigilantism in movies, and have at length elsewhere) as much as the fact that a bunch of black people ran up to grab drugs after the guy was dead - just immediately, and running away. Stupid criminal black people can't wait to get free drugs before the body is even cold. Keep in mind I'm about as right wing as it gets, almost certainly the most right wing person on this forum. This isn't a "SJW" talking.
  15. I watched a YouTube clip the "ice cream man" scene in the 2018 Death Wish remake. Wow. WOW. I didn't notice how bad this was the first time I saw this, and I can't believe they got away with that. That was obscenely racist.
  16. @James D. - "If I didn't know that Jim Carrey is an anti-vaxxer and I hadn't lost all respect for him, I'd want to see him play the Riddler role again." This made me LOL. In fairness to him in his Riddler role and wasted potential, it's possible he didn't have the acting chops in 1994 that he displayed later on. He may have gotten better over time. And at that time, people expected him to basically play Fire Marshall Bill from In Living Color.
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    Plus, there's absolutely no way he could have known about the crimes of anyone involved. He is either the world's greatest detective, or he has superpowers. I said in the review I wrote after I saw it opening night that Jigsaw "might be the most ridiculous Mary Sue character in cinematic history." This movie only underlines that absurdity. The fact that none of the characters from the previous movies show up is a big oversight. But as Dubs and I suggested independent of each other in 2010, there actually is a Jigsaw cult in this movie.
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    It was never mentioned in any of the previous 7 movies that Jigsaw even has a nephew. That seems like a big deal. Ridiculous retcon. And could Jigsaw be any more of a two-faced hypocrite? He knew Anna killed her baby, and let her husband go crazy anyway. Jigsaw is as guilty of his death as Anna is. How about you expose her crimes, so her husband doesn't go crazy and kill himself, and then put her in a deathtrap.
  19. Finally finished Raiders. You could easily cut 25 minutes. It does not need to be an hour and 55 minutes. Films watched: 15.
  20. Tomorrow will be 20 years since The Phantom Menace was released. It blows my mind it has been that long.
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    Great to see you writing again @James D.
  22. Got partway through Raiders of the Lost Ark last night before I got sleepy and had to go to bed. (I'm an old man. Get off my lawn.) Wow, this movie is violent for only being PG. One guy takes a bullet in the forehead and we see the blood pouring out. Human memory is imperfect, but I was sure the one guy fell over and died after having all those spiders on him. Then again, that might be my arachnophobia coloring my memory. Films watched: 14 and 1/2
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    Random wrestling thoughts

    Ashley Massaro has passed away. She was only 39.
  24. Star Wars Episode VII: I am still unimpressed with Kylo Ren, but I do appreciate him a bit more now. Films watched: 14
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    Saw 9

    Saw 8 was an amazing theater experience. Everyone was laughing in derision. On opening night. Probably 30 people in the theater, laughing at how bad it was. It may be interesting to see where Rock takes it. They’ve written themselves into so many corners that a reboot is the only way to continue it without it getting even worse.