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    Sweet Home Sextuplets

    I would not only have to be sedated, had I opened a tote and found that, but I would instantly be putting the house up for sale. "Sorry, honey. Fuck the land. If snakes are getting into closed totes, I'm not living here." While I find Courtney to be a nice person, her constant freak outs and worries are making my eyes roll so far back into my head, I can read my shirt labels.
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    OutDaughtered

    Wasn't Hazel the one that was originally thought to be a boy (Baby C) on the original ultrasound? And now she's the boy crazy one. I have to say that when Adam walked in for the first time in glasses, Hazel's reaction that Daddy was just like her, was too precious.
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    Crazy Rich Asians (2018)

    Cool, thanks! SO Alistair and Eddie are brothers, but I didn't realize that they were Auntie Alix's sons. The movie doesn't make the connection. They barely have a scene together and it's Auntie Eleanor who tells Ollie to go break up the dry humping Alistair and Kitty on the dance floor (Love Michelle Yeoh's disapproving tone and folded arms there, as well as Ollie's "As you wish," obedience). Auntie Alix is in the background. You'd think SHE would be the disapproving one. ETA: Put the three book Trilogy on my Amazon list. I still like to hold a BOOK, as opposed to downloading.
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    Crazy Rich Asians (2018)

    If I was able to leave work to go to Barnes and Noble.... but, I'm kinda curious NOW. And, yes, I DO read books. I was just asking on the fly.
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    BlacKkKlansman (2018)

    OMG, my favorite part, as well. Adam Driver's dead pan turn in the chair and comment, "Did I just hear you say your real name?" to JDW's facial expression and "Oh, motherfucker," when he realized his rookie mistake. I know that there is sarcasm laced throughout this movie, but I'm having a hard time with my DirecTV listing this as a COMEDY. Seriously? I also have a love-hate relationship with Spike Lee movies. I love Crooklyn, mainly for the 70's setting, music, and remembering the clothes and pop culture of my childhood matching it so well. Unfortunately, in a few too many of his movies, the "racist white asshole," tends to be a stereotypical, wife beater wearing, uneducated, heavily accented, dumb ass Guido. If my people are not being portrayed in movies as mobsters, they're being portrayed as racist morons. I was relieved that the character of the crooked cop, Landers, last name didn't end in a vowel for once. To me, this was Spike's best work. And JDW and Driver were excellent, both deserving of every nomination that they were given. It's too bad that the Oscar's snubbed Washington. He deserved a nomination. That's a Spike Lee trick. The same camera work was used in Crooklyn toward the end, when Troy and Joseph go to get Joseph's money back from the two glue sniffers on the stoop (one of which was Spike, himself). Troy is holding a bat over her head as the camera brings them toward the huffers. I just realized something. There was a Spike Lee trick that was missing from this movie. He tends to insert himself into a role, mostly minor, in a lot of his movies. This time, he did not. I'm actually glad. I think the gimmick would have distracted from the movie's message.
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    Crazy Rich Asians (2018)

    Why am I so attached to this movie? It's like Comfort Food. I watch it EVERY TIME it pops up on one of the HBO channels in my DirectTV online guide. I even have it saved on my DVR. As far as the Young Family Tree, I picked up that Auntie Felicity was Astrid's mother right away, but is Auntie Alix, Oliver's mother (LOVE Ollie)! The last names in the credits don't match, so I'm thinking no. And are Alistair and Eddie brothers? Both their last names appear as Cheng.
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    Little Women (2019)

    Huh, I wonder who is playing John Brooke? Is Rupert Grint available to play opposite Emma? 😉 Too gimmicky? I liked the 90's version of LW, and was a little salty about them doing another version so soon, Meryl or no Meryl. I never liked the 40's version, because I found June Allyson's Jo to be obnoxious. As far as this new adaptation, I might give it a shot. I'll just have to swallow my dislike for Laura Dern, much in the same way I did for Susan Sarandon's Marmee.
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    Figure Skating

    I can't believe that the article touts Meryl as a "Dancing with the Stars champion" BEFORE Olympian. Not even "Olympic Gold Medalist, Meryl Davis," just plain "Olympian." UGH. But then again, it's People Magazine. A reality show title gets more attention than a Olympic gold in their world, I guess.
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    Sweet Home Sextuplets

    THIS. Every time they call that poor, sweet little ba-bay, "Raw-Raw," I want to stick cocktail forks in my eyeballs. Courtney seems like a nice person, her terrible taste in children's names aside, but she makes me nervous. She's obsessive in a NICER way than Kate Gosselin or Danielle Busby, but she IS as tightly wound as they are (must be a multiples thing). The obsession with photos, for instance. LET THE KIDS HAVE THEIR SMASH CAKE, FOR FUCK'S SAKE, INSTEAD OF OBSESSING OVER THE PERFECT PHOTO. And let your parents keep one baby overnight once in awhile instead of acting like it's a fucking catastrophe. And stop trying to prove that you're Supermom. You have nine kids under 10 (is that how old Saylor is)? And the twins are feral. GET SOME HELP. Regarding flu shots, I work at a major University and they offer up free flu shots to all faculty, staff and students every October. We're always told that the shot is for upper respiratory flu, but it doesn't help with what most people refer to as "stomach flu," (vomiting, diarrhea, dehydration) which really isn't the flu at all.
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    Kate Plus Date

    I think she managed to eek out a single one word response last night. Otherwise, it was all Mady again. Although I don't begrudge them the opportunity to make their own money, since they're now 18 and their slice of the pie won't be going toward the "house." Mady and Cara's participation means that they might be earning some of their own money for college. I'm good with that. They deserve it after all the years that their parents profited off their childhood. Plus, no sign of the younger kids. Isn't that what all the over the top Kate Haters have been bitching about for years? Getting the minors off camera? Well, here you go. And even though I'm struggling to watch the entire episode, considering that TLC's main promos are going toward that 90 Day Fiance franchise, which I despise with the white hot intensity of 1000 nuns, and won't watch on a dare, and that Smothered show, which looks JUST as obnoxiously white trashy, I'm not complaining THAT much yet. It's pretty much what I expected. Kate being uncooperative and shooting down everyone. I expected that.
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    OutDaughtered

    When Blayke was lecturing her father about NOT sleeping in tents in the back yard, she was a mini-Danielle. The first sign that the girls are picking up the way their mother talks to their father.
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    S07.E23: Lee & Rena & Sarah LIVE CHAT

    Oh, SHE got IN THE WAY OF A FUCKING FRYING PAN? Oh, do fuck off, you asshole. Wow.
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    S07.E23: Lee & Rena & Sarah LIVE CHAT

    Jesus Christ. More Lee?? Go back to the women. This asshole can eat until he explodes for all I care. Oh, oh what a shock. He gained. AGAIN.
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    Chernobyl

    All autobiographical movies and television series have to take dramatic license with the subject matter to squeeze the entire story into a set amount of hours, while still getting the story across to the viewer. If they did not, it would be a documentary....and in Chernobyl's case, VERY long, as the events that were told happened over two years (and beyond, if they wanted to continue past Legasov's suicide). This was not a documentary. Just the fact that they were speaking English was the number one hint that they took SOME dramatic license to bring this story to HBO. So the New Yorker can go fuck itself. Bring on the awards!! I think it showed the Soviet government, the KGB, the design flaws in the reactor, AND the three greedy assholes that ran the plant, all as villains. I don't think it heaped blame on one.
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    Chernobyl

    Jesus-fucking-Christ. That's all I could think to say as I stared at the TV, slack jawed, as the credits rolled. Not only does Chernobyl deserve ALL the Emmy's, it deserves to steal the Game of Thrones Final Season thunder (and for that matter, Veep's Final season thunder, as well), and totally dominate at the awards. Riveting, infuriating, some of the best television I've ever watched.
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    Rocketman (2019)

    Yup. I had tears streaming down my face during the Your Song scenes. And Tiny Dancer, as Elton watches Bernie with the girl at the party. In real life, Bernie wrote that song about his girlfriend. And from what I’ve read through the years, Elton’s parents WERE just that horrible. Maybe worse. His step-father wasn’t portrayed that badly at all. His grandmother seemed the most supportive.
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    There's Something Wrong with Aunt Diane

    THIS. She seemed like a total narcissist. I'm not a psychology expert, but that is the one thing that keeps me off the "she did it intentionally" train.
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    Chernobyl

    I'm watching the first showing, then rewatching the second one an hour later, so I can pick up what I missed (because, accents). I also stream it a third time during the week, using closed captioning, to fully understand the technical speak. Is that obsessive? (/snark) I went in to the episode softly saying, "no...no...NO," when it because obvious that the mass euthanization of animals was a main topic of this episode. I've volunteered in a no kill rescue since 2001, so I am sensitive to animal death or abuse. My mantra in most movies, "Kill all the adult humans you want, but the dog had better fucking live." That said, I thought they did a decent job. No gratuitous gore. Enough to get the point across and have it break your heart, but not torture you. In most parts, you heard the animal before he shot it, and any blood shown was brief. I just had to tell myself that this was a part of what actually happened, and that the animals would suffer. And I think that they were respectful enough to Lyudmilla, who is still alive (isn't she?), by not dwelling too much on her baby's fate. What they said and showed was heartbreaking enough.
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    S06.E22: Reckoning

    I just read that the show was not retaining Jon Seda (the old "we've run out of things to write for the character. No, you wrote him into a corner). How far in advance are these episodes filmed? Did they know that they were writing out Antonio when they filmed the episode, or is it just going to be a convenient "out" that they can pin this on him.
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    Chernobyl

    At least the article explained the shoes. At the funeral, most of the wives were holding their husband's portraits (although I wonder how accurate that was. They would have had to go back to Pripyat to get the photo's, right?) Lyudmilla was holding her husband's shoes. Now I know why.
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    Chernobyl

    I couldn't help myself. I jumped into the rabbit hole and found Lyudmilla Ignatenko's story from Voices from Chernobyl. I wanted to find out what her naive and ill informed actions had cost her, as far as her pregnancy. If you want to be spoiled, it's here. I'm trying to state the above in a dispassionate manner, as to not give away anything to those that do not want to know. Sorry if it seems cold.
  22. The girl whose parents did not believe her, and whose father ended up committing suicide over it, years later? Wow. And her mother stood behind her, as she conveyed this to the court. "Who is John Geddert?" "SATAN."
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    Figure Skating

    I'm a little taken a back by her assertion that “Nobody innocent hangs themselves.” Really? Suicide is an automatic admission of guilt, now? I’m sorry for what she has gone through, but that’s a shitty justification on the victim’s part. Perhaps she needs to dial that argument back. So, all these children who commit suicide after bullying were guilty of what, exactly? Of course it's two different situations, but it's a sweeping generalization that anyone who commits suicide must have something to hide, or a guilty conscious. Hardly the message that she needs to be sending. And yes, I know what it's like to be in her shoes. #MeToo
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    Chernobyl

    I know she's supposed to not know any better, but I detest the blond firefighter's wife. "Don't touch him," and what does she do? Hugs him. "Don't go behind the curtain," and she does just that. "You're not pregnant, are you?" and she lies and does all of the above. Why do you think that they asked you that, you idiot? I can't remember the last time I wanted to reach into my TV and smack the shit out of someone so badly. Then again, I didn't care for her from the start. The funeral was brutal. The bodies all sealed, buried together, and then a cement mixer rolls up. Holy cow. Every episode has ended with me sitting and staring at the television, speechless. I then re-watch the episode when it is repeated an hour later, to better understand what I saw, or may have missed, the first time.
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    S38.E15 Survivor: Edge of Extinction Reunion

    I believe we have a thread title? "Survivor 39: Zombie Head Island, Spoilers and Speculation." I saw Rob and Sandra and just about threw the remote at the television. Them? AGAIN? And yes, I think too much credit is given to Boston Rob, especially. His winning season was basically a bunch of sheep doing exactly what he told them to do. No game play. No REAL attempts to blind side the alpha. So, he's the greatest ever because they cast a bunch of submissive yes-persons to follow him blindly? And you can't tell me that wasn't intentional.
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