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  1. El Seed

    Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

    I absolutely loved this movie. I seriously contemplated buying a ticket for the next showing before deciding to wait until tomorrow to see it again. It's the best movie I've seen this year. It was like George Miller took the best part of The Road Warrior and turned it into a 2 hour movie. It was so visually stunning and the action was clear and easy to follow; it was like anti-Transformers. All the glorious practical effects with little CGI, lots of wide shots, and no shaky camera work. The world-building was incredible, particularly since the movie isn't exposition/dialogue heavy (of course, Max was never a loquacious dude). It never felt thin in that regard; it felt like this world could actually exist. I was really impressed with Charlize Theron, Tom Hardy, and Nicholas Hoult. Theron was the standout for me (Furiosa was an amazing character), though Hardy and Hoult definitely held their own. Hardy had the look and attitude of Max, even had some hilarious dialogue/moments, and was the guy who held it all together. Hoult was great as Nux and I really enjoyed his character arc. And as a Farscape fan it was nice to see Melissa Jaffer (Noranti with guns!). Mad Max: Fury Road was like an 80s action movie, and that's a compliment. Most action movies in recent years haven't been very good, and this movie was like returning to those great action movies of the 1980s.
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    S01.E13: Arms Of Mine

    I'm pretty sure Olivia, the woman who speaks softly, indicated that she was the Witness. I'd have to rewatch to get a better understanding, not like that's a chore or anything. I could be misinterpreting her, or it could be another misdirect, like Ramse being the Witness was a misdirect. Maybe they're failed test subjects? Or they were used to create whatever it is that allows people to travel through time? Not-Katerina!Dr. Jones said the serum he gave to Ramse was difficult to procure, so perhaps it took all of those plants to create one dose. It makes me wonder if that's somehow tied to the "red forest." Seconded. I'd also like to add: 1) Where did Olivia and the group get those babies? Were they forcefully taken, or was there some sort of agreement?, 2) Who raised them?, 3) Why does the Blue Monkey Cult need the machine in 2043?, and 4) Is Olivia still alive in 2043, and if so does she look exactly the same?
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    S01.E13: Arms Of Mine

    So now that I've had time to pick up the pieces of my brain after it was blown, the first word that comes to mind is wow. Followed by, please, may I have some more? I really liked the symmetry between the pilot and the season finale, the voiceover and a main character getting shot and then having to splinter, as well as the symmetry within the episode regarding "he made his choice." Jennifer's keynote speech was a thing of beauty, starting with the montage of the same picture of Leland Goines shopped onto different photos accompanied by Bette Midler's "Wind Beneath My Wings," all the way to her sudden shift in tone that it's time for animals to make a comeback, and closing with "This year the dodo, next year the unicorn." Cassie definitely took a level in badass this episode. I'm excited to see where, and when, her character goes. I'm also interested in how Cole saving Ramse changes things, if they're both stuck in the past, etc. I'm glad we got some actual answers, including that the Blue Man Group is the Blue Monkey Cult and the identity of the Witness. 2016 can't come soon enough.
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    S01.E20: Best Foot Forward

    God do I love Lucas. He needs to stick around forever, so don't you dare think of killing him off, Show. I'm not really sure what to say about the ballerina. Her "be remembered forever" scheme was 20 lbs. of crazy in a 5 lbs. bag, but also strangely ballsy that she'd choose to do this before she became the prima. And then the happy crying in front of the cameras because of all the attention she was receiving even though her brother's dead...she's so messed up. It was an interesting plot twist, so I guess there's that. I was ready to dropkick Isaac the moment he offered to take Jo big game hunting, so I cheered when decided to kick him to the curb. His entire arc has been utterly uninteresting.
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    S01.E12: Paradox

    Yes, that was Deacon. If you mean Max, the woman Cole was with when he and Ramse were a part of the West VII, she was killed by Ramse before he splintered to 1987. I also like that Cole and Ramse are apparently stuck in 2015. I'm fine with this being permanent or the writers finding some way to "fix" it. If it's permanent, I hope we still get scenes in 2043 with Jones, I'd hate to lose her.
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    S01.E12: Paradox

    Loved this episode. Young Cole, Cassie and Jones interacting, Cole and Ramse meeting for the first time...loved it all. I wonder if Aaron is going to work with Ramse and the 12 Monkeys now, and what his role will be. The only way Jennifer's takeover of Markridge could have been better is if she went full O-Ren Ishii. Still an amazing scene regardless. Deacon, the kill-happy leader of the West VII, was with the Blue Man Group.
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    S04.E13: Darkness On The Edge Of Town

    Considering the track record of the show, that's what I fear too. Because even though Regina has raped, pillaged, and mass murdered, the slightest inkling of one of the heroes "going evil" is made out to be just as bad as what St. Regina's done. I haven't ventured over to the spoilers thread because I value my liver as I'm sure what the writers have planned will entice me to heavily drink. As for the Find the Author Quest: Choose Your Own Adventure plotline, unless it involves Emma Thompson, I can't bring myself to care about it.
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    S04.E13: Darkness On The Edge Of Town

    I missed the first 5-6 minutes because I forgot this show was coming back. Did I miss anything important? Rumpel was reduced to eating instant ramen and sleeping on a friend's couch, so basically in the Land Without Magic he's the average college student. At least he was well-dressed evil mastermind!Rumpel by the end of the episode. Though I'm not in favor of him tossing out his pimp cane. Your boss level goes up to 11 with it, Dark One. Ursula: "Is that why we're here? Because of a girl?" I appreciate characters getting called out like this, so thanks, writers. So Emma is the person with the biggest potential for darkness. Of course she is. Because Regina is made of sweetness and light, sugared gum drops, and kitten stickers. In a vacuum, the idea of Emma going evil could be interesting, but since it's these writers I have no hope for it to be well-written, properly paced, or engaging. Love Cruella's car and I'm looking forward to Maleficent's return. So at least there's that.
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    S03.E15: Nanda Parbat

    Diggle is the man and my love for Nyssa knows no bounds. Since I'm on Team Felicity Get Some, I was pleased to see my girl have some fun. Continue hooking up with Ray, I'm cool with it. Less time spent on the ridiculous working with Malcolm/Ra's recruiting Oliver plotline the better. Arrow's showrunners and writers really love Nolan's Batman trilogy, eh?
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    S03.E12: Uprising

    Well, he now knows that the person dressing as the Canary isn't Sara, but he doesn't know that Sara's dead. He could make that deduction on his own, though. This. All of this. I can see both of their sides, but Oliver wouldn't have received those hurtful words in the alley if he hadn't decided to proverbially poke the bear and followed her. I don't know what he was expecting, but a blind man could see not giving Felicity space was a Bad Idea.
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    S03.E12: Uprising

    And she was all for killing him a few months ago. So I'd say it's pretty consistent for Laurel.
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    S03.E12: Uprising

    Damn, that burn's going to leave a mark. Malcolm and Regina: two characters who never should have been given redemption plots, especially when it's these writers handling them.
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    S03.E12: Uprising

    Haha, I facepalmed when Roy speechified that they should work with Malcolm because he cares about Thea and the Glades. And that moment was made even better later on with Thea earnestly telling her bio dad that she told Roy what a caring person Malcolm is, because of Malcolm's response of "Lolz, I'm not a good person, kid." Honestly, it kind of baffles me that Malcolm can't take over this city in a matter of days when he can get people to believe this shit.
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    S03.E12: Uprising

    Of course Quentin recognizes that Arsenal is Roy. The man arrested him enough times, he'd obviously know that ex-delinquent on sight. It's kind of sad that Malcolm Merlyn has to drive it home for Thea that he's not a good person. When a mass murdering psychopath has more sense than you, there's a problem. So it comes down to Sin telling Quentin that "Sara" isn't actually Sara. Jeebus. Ditch Starling and get yourself some Mama Smoak lovin', Quentin! Little Nyssa! So adorably threatening! I want to hug her, beg for my life, and promise to buy her ice cream.
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    S01.E14: Hitler on the Half Shelf

    The moment Adam said he was looking for a Roman spear I immediately thought of the Roman centurion who pierced Jesus and the idea that he was looking for the spear of Longinus. Hell, I wouldn't put it past the writers to make Adam be Longinus. Oh, it certainly doesn't excuse Adam of what he's done. I find his opinions on murder, his actual murders, and the psychological mind games he's done to lord knows how many people to be abhorrent. Yet I can still feel sympathy that he was a victim of a monster. That sympathy doesn't outweigh my loathing for his actions and desire to see him stopped, though. In terms of character, it makes Adam more interesting and complex, not just moustache-twirling evil.
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