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  1. @dc20willsave is going to be very happy.
  2. Die Hard 3 - With the really obvious German accent, McClane should have figured out that this is connected to Nakatomi Plaza much earlier, hangover or no hangover.
  3. Yeah. The ongoing legal squabbles over who owns the rights is the real-world equivalent of the Joker setting that mountain of cash on fire in The Dark Knight. There must be a lot of personal animosity going on behind the scenes for people to give up that much money.
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    Random wrestling thoughts

    Also, has that been 23 years? Ugh. Get off my lawn.
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    Random wrestling thoughts

    This tweet by @The Master is great. https://twitter.com/earth_2/status/1447799840453369858 I can see why WWE wouldn't want to dredge up a 23 year old storyline that almost no one outside of the most hardcore fans remember, but it still would be fun to see. (So long as that fan-service moment is done in a way that doesn't make Bron Breakker into a comedy heel.)
  6. It looks like the original screenwriter for Friday the 13th will take back rights to the franchise - but possibly not the monstrous adult Jason character. It amazes me, after the mountain of cash that the Friday the 13th remake made, that the feuding parties have not been able to come to an agreement about sharing revenue. It seems like profit motive alone would be enough to get them out of court and to the bargaining table. I would be more than willing to take fewer millions, than no millions at all.
  7. Fast & Furious 8 - This is the first main timeline film I have watched, after watching Hobbs & Shaw earlier this year. So I am still very confused how this series went from being about illegal street racing to international spy action/thriller. So I should probably watch the series in order. I was laughing out loud the entire time at how stupid this was. Very entertaining, because it is so dumb.
  8. Wow. That is awesome. Honestly, the best use of Carnage is in an R rated horror movie. I said this before, but Harry Connick Jr. would have been perfect as Carnage. I was thinking he would be too old for the role, but he is 6 years younger than Woody Harrelson.
  9. Nobody: The amount of no-selling the lead protagonist does of severe injuries is ridiculous. Now, that said, this is something that is very common in action movies. It is probably less stupid here than in many others, but still stupid.
  10. Star Wars: The original, from 1977. As I noticed Princess Leia's dress was dirty, I could not help but think of the Tranquil Tirades' review of Transformers 2 and how @D.W. pointed out that Megan Fox's pants remain pure white throughout the action scenes.
  11. Started watching the original Star Wars with my 9 year old. I turned to him and told him that had the empire fired on the escape pod the droids were in, the entire franchise lasts 15 minutes and the Empire wins. No movie.
  12. Just started watching Gotham. Loving it, though I got in 7 years after it started.
  13. The scene with Punisher and the single mom is wasted screen time. She never comes back, and he barely cares enough to check on her. She is there purely to be part of the "women in refrigerators" trope. But I can totally see the Punisher crying and being haunted by nightmares. Anyone would be, if his/her family died like that. I think it adds to the depth and complexity of the character.
  14. Tony Stark - “I need you to wear a surgical mask.” Pepper Potts - “That’s rude.” https://youtu.be/xjFGkr_cI14?t=45 Ah, 2010. A more innocent time. The world is so different now.
  15. Mile 22: Our protagonists are using a Game Genie and turned the perfect accuracy cheat on - except for when in a firefight with a main antagonist, who needed to be killed later in the movie. I expected more MMA stuff from Ronda Rousey, but that didn't happen. Finally, John Malkovich - from one balding dude to another, that rug isn't fooling anyone. Embrace the hair loss, man.
  16. The Avengers - Such a great movie. What I liked most is that, while there is comedy, it is not over the top like later Marvel movies. Willow - I watched this in the theater when it came out. This was much more violent than I remember, especially with the strangulation at the end. Yeesh.
  17. Really looking forward to hearing your voice again.
  18. Spiral -- This is perhaps the best film of the Saw franchise, which is not a very high bar. It did have one laugh-out-loud line, which we will get to later. A basic problem here is that the first seven movies did attempt to tell one continuous story. This one, like Jigsaw (Saw 8) in 2017, breaks that mold and leaves a lot of threads hanging. Where is Dr. Gordon? Did Hoffman actually die in that bathroom? Who are the other two pig-mask people we see at the end of Saw 7? What happened to Logan, who took up the mantle as Jigsaw III in the 2017 movie? That movie ended on a cliffhanger. Is Logan somewhere killing people offscreen? Spiral completely abandons the notion of the Jigsaw Cult we saw in the last movie, which was an interesting concept. There is an online community of Jigsaw fans that are fascinated by his traps and overall philosophy. It would have been better to go the route of "New Nightmare" where this takes place in our world with a killer inspired by the Saw movies. Then you do not have multiple hanging plot threads that were never resolved. It would not make much sense to have the tapes and videos be in Tobin Bell's voice, but the movie does lose a lot of atmosphere by not having that deep voice accompany the deathtraps. Now we move into spoilers. Once again, this franchise tries to be too smart by half. In fact, there is no reason this needed to be set in the Saw universe at all. It has no connection to the rest of the movies, and no character returns. It probably would have been a better movie, even with the nonsensical final reveal, had it not been connected to the Saw franchise.
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    Random wrestling thoughts

    Very cool, @The Master! https://twitter.com/earth_2/status/1419042079989276675
  20. Hobbs and Shaw: I could tell 10 minutes in that my nitpicking brain was going to be firing like crazy the entire time I was watching this. How did this series get so far from illegal street racing? I have seen none of the others. This is my first Fast & Furious movie. In a flashback Shaw and his sister are shown to be a couple years apart, yet the actress playing Shaw's sister is 21 years younger than Jason Statham. Could they not get an actress maybe a little bit closer to him in age? Math is hard, I guess. This was two hours and 17 minutes. They could have very easily chopped 30-45 minutes off the runtime without taking anything away from the story. This did not need to be more than 90 or 100 minutes.
  21. Thanks everyone. I really appreciate the help. :-)
  22. Thanks guys. Do the apps mentioned above allow you to pick up where you left off if you need to take a break? Some of the podcasts I have are pretty long.
  23. Question for Android users: Is there a podcast app that allows you to load old MP3 files as a podcast? I have a bunch of MP3 files saved on my computer (including a bunch of Earth-2 podcasts) and it would be nice to listen on my phone in a podcast app.
  24. Shadow in the Cloud: Very interesting filming choice for a large part of the movie, with Chloe Grace Moretz alone in a very confined space. Overall, worth watching, even if Maude Garrett is a Mary Sue.
  25. I haven't kept a running total, so that's out for 2021. Anyway: Superman: Red Son - Very different in a couple plot points from the graphic novel... which I can't include because I can't find the spoiler button. The Luthor/Superman relationship was compressed from the comic version. Still worth watching, but if you can only pick the movie or the graphic novel, pick the graphic novel. Domestic Disturbance - I meant to watch this when I saw the trailer in 2001. Finally got around to it, and it is... OK. The movie does not technically fall into the "There Are No Police" trope, but the police are so incompetent that they might as well not be there.