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  1. topanga

    Joker (2019)

    It was all of those Skittles. M&Ms? Anyway, this movie looks really suspenseful and good. I stopped the trailer half-way through because I don't want the movie spoiled. Why have I not heard of this film? Yeah, he bulked up for that role. And not in a Michael B. Jordan, Denzel Washington, Will Smith kinda way (why can I only think of black dudes right now?). But in most of his movies (Gladiator, The Village, Signs, Walk the Line) my memories of Joaquin are as averaged-sized, if not a little scrawny. So that emaciated back in the Joker trailer couldn't be him, right?
  2. topanga

    House Hunters: Buying in the USA

    If he were some Westminster Dog Show champ whose international pageant wins provided most of their household income, I'd understand. A little. Not knocking the dog, though. He was an adorable Golden Retriever.
  3. topanga

    House Hunters: Buying in the USA

    Yes. They are helicopter parents to a dog.
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    House Hunters: Buying in the USA

    He did. The couple wasn't horrible, but they didn't seem totally compatible. I couldn't tell if they were acting or if the wife was really as abrasive as she seemed and if the husband was as clueless as he seemed. He kept saying, "Boy. I didn't know my wife was like that. I didn't know she'd react like that." Haven't they been married for a few years? The husband acted like he didn't know his wife at all--and that he was a bit afraid of her. I totally agree. The dog was adorable, but he shouldn't have been there.
  5. Too funny. I imagine that must happen a lot. A player with all of that padding going through such a small opening. On skates. This toddler had no idea why this ball was special, so he tried to throw it. As he's been taught. Which begs the question, why do adults always have to give their foul/HR balls to kids? When and why did this become a thing? What if the occasion or the ball are really special to you?
  6. topanga

    House Hunters: Buying in the USA

    I don't think women over 45 should be limited to mu-mus and polyester pants. And if an older woman wants to post bikini pics on her IG and she has the body for it, I'm not going to judge her--although I will wonder why she feels it's necessary. That being said, let the youth wear ripped jeans and crazy haircuts. In these HH, it seems like they were trying to hard to appear youthful and vivacious.
  7. topanga

    Joker (2019)

    I gave up on that logic after the 5th or 6th Incredible Hulk origin movie and like the 10th Spider Man movie. This looks really good--Joaquin Phoenix has always been one of my favorite actors. Wouldn't have cared about the movie if had been Jared Leto. But are those scenes with the emaciated torso CGI or prosthetics? IRL Joaguin is a slim but basically normal-sized man.
  8. Cool move. But did the batter get on base, or was someone able to throw him out?
  9. One of my favorites. Northwestern's my alma mater, and just like this kid, I can't believe how badly we got robbed in that game.
  10. topanga

    Race and Ethnicity in the Movies

    On the "Crazy Rich Asians" thread, a few of us are commenting this week because we recently watched it for the first (or fifth) time. One poster said, and I'm paraphrasing, that she doesn't usually go for Asian men but finds Henry Golding hot. I don't think she meant her comment to offend, but I cringed when I read that line. But should I have cringed? I often see people post on PTV Primetimer that they don't usually like blonds/redheads/short men/muscular men, etc. And even on this thread, I've seen posters comment that they aren't usually attracted to white men, but... Heck, I've even said that I find Michael Ealy and Boris Kodjoe attractive even though I usually don't go ga-ga over light-skinned brothers. I do think this is different, however. Asian men (much like black women) have been labeled by much of Hollywood as "not desirable" or "not sex symbol material." There are emails and articles that say as much. I'm glad Crazy Rich Asians was able to showcase multiple hot men who just happen to be Asian. I do hope Hollywood (and individual moviegoers) will stop being surprised by the presence of beautiful people of any race or ethnicity.
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    Crazy Rich Asians (2018)

    I don't think the original poster meant to sound offensive, but when I read that comment, I bristled. ... Taking my comments to the "Race and Ethnicity in the Movies" thread.
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    Little (2019)

    Has anyone seen this? It didn't blow me away, but I enjoyed it. Sure, it's formulaic and predictable, but it had a some good laughs. And I give it a lot of leeway primarily because 14-year-old Marsai Martin was involved in a lot of the behind-the-scenes work to develop the movie. And because she essentially carried the film. I think she had more screen time than any other actor. It could've used more Justin Hartley as the hot teacher. He completely disappeared in the second half of the movie. Maybe he wasn't available for filming?
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    NFL Thread

    Congrats on securing that contract, Russell. He's not over the hill, but he's no spring chicken, either. I think Ciara gets a bad wrap. Sure, she's had very public breakups and baby daddy drama. But it doesn't seem like she seeks that kind of publicity. She has her own career and her own money, although I'm sure Russell's money doesn't hurt, either. She could be a full-time SAHM if she wanted and doesn't have to worry about working to make ends meet. In the words of Eddie Murphy, "The ends are meeting like a m*** f***." Similarly, Giselle Bündchen isn't always in photos w/ Tom Brady, but she follows every social media move he makes. She will clap back in a minute in response to trolls.
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    Characters We Hate

    She didn’t used to be. On Jessie, she was still written as ‘sassy’—as many black female characters are, but she was really sweet—she wasn’t mean at all. But now that I think about it, most of the kids on Bunk’d are written to me mean and bratty.
  15. Charlize Theron takes a lot of baths: in Atomic Blonde, Snow White and the Huntsman, Sweet November, and a few more movies I can't recall right how.