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    Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019)

    It rain all day and/or was very humid and uncomfortable for me. Seeing Far From Home on the 4th wasn't my original plan. It was to grill outside but where I lived the weather was terrible. Going to a movie was instead was supposed to be a fan indoor thing for me to do. Also its not the first time I go to movies on the holidays. Usually family is in and its something I usually do occasionally with my two sisters. As with China, yeah its a big deal for studios now. They really do make lots of money overseas and I have heard China, for a while, supported the Michael Bay Transformer series. Also I noticed that many studios, including the MCU, in my opinion, are making movies with the idea of how to get their movies to play in China (all foreign films have to be approved by the Chinese government known as Censurs and their is a set limit as well. This number was raised in recent years but if you noticed studios do have China in their minds while making movies). Overseas box-office is important and it has "saved" some movies in the past as well. But you are also still correct that opening weekend totals still mean something. In my opinion, that started in the late 1990s.
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    Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019)

    I went to see this on the 4th of July. Humid day, thunderstorms all day, I went to see the movie and I noticed that only about 34% (my estimation) that the theater was filled. It was actually not very packed. I went to see both Endgame and Captain Marvel in theaters and I only remember Captain Marvel being packed the same. I know that theaters are taking a hit, financially but I have heard that studios are now making their money overseas in places like China.
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    Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019)

    Yeah, surprisingly I liked it. It was cute and seems like something high schoolers would do because you know they are teenagers. Betty thought that Ned was cute and so smart when they were dating but once they broke up they were just chill with it. The relationship lasted probably a week or two and then the break-up was mutual and they have both moved on. I personally don't think that scene was supposed to be "titillating" but funny. Because Brad had the wrong idea of what was going on. But yeah it did leave a bad taste in my mouth but I did quickly forgotten about it until you brought it up. I think just because the movie does have a face past to it and doesn't really dwell on it, overall I didn't linger and think about for it to be seared into my brain.
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    Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019)

    I am saying that Peter having a secret identity and trying to balance it between his normal life and his superhero life was important to the character (Spider-Man has always had this dualistic aspect to his character and also any reveal of his secret identity usually leads to massive problems. Like the death of Gwen Stacy and/or Uncle Ben). Also, his guilt over losing Uncle Ben is also a very important aspect that the MCU has glossed over, is not one movie but in two Spider-Man movies.
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    Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019)

    I really also didn't like the Peter Parker reveal either. I think it takes away a lot form the core Spider-Man mythos. Now we are not watching Peter Parker/ Spider-Man but just someone pretending to be Peter Parker/Spider-Man. Sucks that Marvel is doing this to their own character.
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    Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019)

    I just saw this and my opinion as of now is just "meh". I really don't think this is such a great film but I did really enjoyed watching Peter's illusion scene (the one with the zombie Stark) and also the end credit scene with JK Simmons. The JJJ reveal made the movie for me.
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    Star Trek: Picard Anticipation

    You might have a point but I still doubt that Spiner and Frakes will still appear. If Picard is a failure then, in my opinion, their is a good chance CBS All Access also goes. Edit: I can see the show bringing in Frakes to direct an episode or even several but I don't think he wants to appear again as Will Riker.
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    Clearance Level 10: The Spoiler Thread

    According to reports, there is a non-compete clause in the Marvel/Netflix contract with their Marvel Netflix characters that states that the characters featured in the Netflix series can't appear on any other live-action show (possibly including the movies but excluding the cartoons and comics) for at least 2 years after being canceled.
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    S10.E04: Archer: 1999 -- Dining With the Zarglorp

    Chris Parnell has many different voice acting gigs. I swear he is everywhere and I am surprised by where I find him. Also, I agree he does seem to be good at voicing pathetic men. Jerry from Rick and Morty is a prime example.
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    Star Trek: Picard Anticipation

    I also don't think that any old TNG characters (or even the old characters like DS9 and VOY) will make an appearance on the show at all. But I also heard the same rumor.
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    S10.E03: Archer: 1999 -- The Leftovers

    It writes itself.
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    Star Trek: Picard Anticipation

    Yeah, I have heard some rumors about a possible Brent Spiner appearance but I really don't want to see that. Only because Data is dead, Data doesn't age (and wasn't that why they killed him in Nemesis?), and I see B-4 more like a son than Data resurrected. I don't think it will happen anytime soon (since I heard that ST: Picard bombed a test review) but I couldn't help picturing what something like that would look like: Picard: Q!? Q: Picard. You have aged. Picard: By the looks of it you have also aged as well, Q. Q: Picard, your measly humanoid brain can't compare how my people ages. What I have done is just made myself appear to be older. Just so you can feel better about yourself. (Picard looks up and down himself, in an annoying way, while Q stairs at him with a smirk) Picard: Why are you hear Q? Didn't we pass your test? Q: Yes, Picard you have passed the test and so has humanity but I am just hearing because I am bored and wanted to annoy you. Picard: Go away Q! Don't you have something better to do? Q: My son is busy and I just want to drop by and say hello. Edit: I added the word, "smirk" .
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    S10.E03: Archer: 1999 -- The Leftovers

    Ah thanks!
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    S10.E03: Archer: 1999 -- The Leftovers

    Hope that Ray gets to write his Teapot Dome Opera Also what other scandal did Archer say that Ray should've written about instead of Teapot Dome?
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    Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. in the Media

    Why? 1. Well, you are making the extrondary claim that it's super popular here, and in China, but I really don't see any stats to back that up. Instead, I am looking at the ratings (which is an indication of popularity, in my opinion) and it doesn't look too popular. Looks like the show has always struggled with their ratings. And again, if ABC is aware that AoS is so popular (online, here in the US, and in China) then why were they willing to cancel it at the end of Season 4? I do realize that entertainment is a business and canceling the show probably had to do with the fact that it wasn't really making money (which in my opinion a super popular TV show would make money and TV networks are willing to invest in. For example, HBO literally gave the showrunners of GoT a blank check to make as many episodes as they wanted to but refused to go past 6 episodes and 8 seasons- and that is, in my opinion, another story). 2. Again, in my opinion, the longevity of the show is due to Dinsey forcing ABC to renew the show for a 5th Season. Not because it's was popular but (many) on the speculation that they want to use the show as an MCU preview night type of show. Some TV shows that I assume are the best ever only have a limited number of episodes. Star Trek the Orginal Series had only 3 or 4 seasons. Breaking Bad only had 6 seasons, Firefly only has 1 season and one feature-length movie (which I do own), Farscape only has 4 seasons and one 2-hour TV movie, Eureka only had 5 seasons, The Expanse only has 3 seasons before SyFy canceled it and it was saved by Amazon, The Tick on Amazon only has 2 seasons, GoT only has 8 seasons and like 70+ episodes (again, the last season was utterly terrible but the good seasons was when GRRM was still writing episodes back in Season 4), etc... 3. It looks like we are not going to agree on anything and sure YMMV but I feel like we should just end this here.
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