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  1. Lokiberry

    TCM: The Greatest Movie Channel

    Yeah, I loved it! It was a really well made B movie. There was a remake in the 50s (can't remember the title) but this is the good version. This one also has Chester Morris and Allen Jenkins, two actors I just enjoy in everything. I was watching Pillow Talk off my DVR a few days ago, and the old man operating the elevator seemed awfuly familiar. I was wracking my brain trying to figure out who it was and then suddenly I was like, "OMG, it's Allen Jenkins!"
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    TCM: The Greatest Movie Channel

    I love 3:10 to Yuma! I think it's better than High Noon. Ford gives such a complicated, seductive performance.; while Van Heflin excels as an everyman who takes a dangerous job just to get enough money so he and his family can survive and then has to face fear, temptation, and a growing need to do the right thing. Those last few minutes when they try to get to the train are real edge-of-your-seat stuff, and put to shame similar higher budget efforts. And, that ending where Heflin's wife is waiting by the tracks to see if he made it out alive, and he waves to her from the train and it starts raining is one of the most satisfying endings ever. Ford and Heflin made this movie. I've always loved Ford, and I think Heflin is the best actor I've ever seen. He wasn't the most attractive guy in the world, and I suppose that stopped him from becoming a really big name star, but he was just so damn talented.
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    Swamp Thing

    This was a disappointment. It felt like a particularly slow moving episode of the X-Files. From one of the later seasons. Too much time spent on nonsense and vines creeping on people before we got around to swamp thinging Alec Holland. Also, unless Crystal Reed shot Virginia Madsen's daughter just to watch her die, I don't care. I floved Doom Patrol, Titans irritated me with it's wangst, and this is boring and a more than a bit gross. So, that's 1 for 3 for the Dc streaming service.
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    S08.E06: The Iron Throne

    Remember when Drogo fell off his horse and his khalasar fucked off with a new leader? They didn't even stick around for the funeral. The Dothraki turn on their leaders if they show weakness, and getting shanked by her boyfriend was weakness. The Unsullied may honor Dany's memory, but the Dothraki stopped caring about her before her body was even cold.
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    Doom Patrol

    I mean, wow, I don't know where to begin. This show is the most insane thing I have ever seen. Beard eaters, sure. Sentient Gender Queer streets, ok. Giant cockroach and rat same sex lust, why the hell not? And, still the whole thing was deeply character driven. Chief caused everyone's "accident" in order to achieve immortality. Does that include Vic's as well? I mean, Silas knew that's what he'd been up to, but he didn't make a connection between what happened to Vic and what the Chief had done to the the others. Was he just being obtuse? Also, Danny's now a brick. That's not as much fun as a street. They can't have the karaoke bar on a brick. They can't fit a haven for all the misfits on a brick.
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    Sansa Stark: A Direwolf In Sheep's Clothing?

    From the moment anybody on this show ever met Dany that had to listen to her drone on and on about how self-important she was, how entitled she was to rule, and how if they didn't bow down to her they would meet a violent end. But, of course, Sansa giving her dirty looks is exactly the same as burning people alive. The people of Westeros are better off having a tree rule over them. At least they won't have to sit through 15 minutes of vanity titles every time they need to go and see him.
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    Sansa Stark: A Direwolf In Sheep's Clothing?

    When the Northmen return with tales of the unimaginable horror Dany rained down on King's Landing and how it was the Stark children who ended her, brought peace to Westeros and independence for the North, it's only going to solidify Stark rule. The Starks have ruled the North for 8000 years. Those that opposed them or failed to honor oaths are all dead. A Stark rules in the North and the South. The North's not going to turn on their rightful ruler now because of petty politics or because Jon shanked the crazy foreign queen who burned thousands of innocent men, women and children alive. If anything the outcome of this mess will only strenghten their belief in the Starks.
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    S08.E06: The Iron Throne

    She just "happened to gain followers"? Did she just happen to wander by Krazny's slave dealership and all the Unsullied ran out and followed her home? Did she kill all the khals, climb on Drogon and tell the rest of the Dothraki, "Well, I'm off to Westeros to get the Iron Throne. See you on the flip side!" No, she used her magical specialness to encourage these people to fight and die for her, help her amass a fortune and gain political power. I don't understand how the story can be racist when the Unsullied and Dothraki choose where they want to spend their lives post-apocalypse, but not when the White Savior Lady uses their lives and bodies for her own personal benefit.
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    S08.E06: The Iron Throne

    For years, Dany used people of color to fight her enemies, and increase her personal wealth and power. Was the story racist then, or only now that she died and Davos offered to make Grey Worm Lord of the Reach with the Unsullied as his bannermen?
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    S08.E06: The Iron Throne

    Did you miss the part where Yara ended up in charge of the Iron Islands, Sansa became Queen of the North, Arya became Christopher Columbus (hopefully without the enslaving part) and Brienne became Captain of the King's Guard? The Only woman who got destroyed was the one who decided to be Medieval Hitler.
  11. How do we know he dies? Is that a spoiler?
  12. You think showing her face while she was roasting innocent civilians would have helped her case any? Do you think she was sobbing, "I'm so, so sorry!" as Drogon rained down fire on women and children? If anything, cutting back to her in the midst of the slaughter would have made it worse.
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    S08.E03: The Long Night

    Yeah, no. It's not Sansa's job to grovel over Dany's 1001 vanity names. She's behaved correctly, if not exactly warmly, to the (Oops, Not Really!) Rightful Heir To The Iron Throne since she got there. Sansa referred to her as the Dragon Queen in a conversation to her own ex-husband in her own crypt. If Dany can't take a rebuke as mild as that then she's going to make just as bad a ruler as her daddy. Oh wait, she's not the Rightful Heir to the throne. That would be Jon. Maybe he'll renounce his superior claim in exchange for Northern independence.
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    Avengers: Endgame (2019)

    Sharon Carter might be huge in the comics, but in the movies she's a minor character. Every time Nat was used in a movie it was because she was an Avenger, not because she was somebody's girlfriend. She deserved every minute of screen time she got and them some. When Infinity War rolled around and there was no mention of Sharon Carter at all, let alone any relationship between her and Steve, it was clear to me at least that whatever plans they made for that pairing had been abandoned, and Endgame explains why. Steve's ending might not have been what I'd chosen if I'd had my druthers (Stucky shipper here), but it was made very clear that it's what he wanted. He sacrificed so much, and fought so hard, he deserved a happy ending, and I'm glad he got it.
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    Doom Patrol

    This was one of the best episodes of the season, not because of the Karen plot, but because of Danny Street. I loved the concept, the characters, the Bureau of Normalcy, the musical interlude with Larry and Maura Lee. I loved everything. Comparing this show to Titans is like night and day. They're both dark, but while Titans is mostly Pretty People Wangst, Doom Patrol is a deep and dark and weird tale about broken misfits looking for a reason to keep going. This is the show that DC Universe should have lead off with.
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