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  1. Lamar throws for 4 TD's and 440 yards passing. He won it with his arm. Or course he almost lost it with his hands (one fumble at 1 yard line and one near fumble)
  2. When sociologists look back at this time in history, they will say that so many clueless idiots couldn't grasp that what you do on digital media doesn't go away. The sense of entitlement that in 2010 Gruden could say such blatantly racist things "among friends" just reinforces that more things change, the more they stay the same.
  3. On the other hand, top college coaches rule in their fiefdoms, get paid more then the college presidents, and many times they are untouchable and unaccountable for a lot of their actions. What Meyer did would not be that much of a blip in college because he wouldn’t even feel accountable to his players. Palming everything off to his assistant coaches initially to try to clean things up sounds just about right , the difference is Meyer dealing with grown ass adult professional athletes and a national media that doesn’t fawn over his every move.
  4. The season is young, hoping for more Urban Meyers meltdowns & mini scandals. However simply going 0-17 would suffice for me.
  5. Isnt Tom slated to play until he’s 50? At this rate he’ll outlast Aaron Rodgers, Big Ben, Matt Ryan, and the next generation of NFL Quarterbacks…
  6. But there’s the rub. It’s not a matter of talent, it’s a matter of opportunity. Understandably the Nepotism babies are going to push back against the perception that they don’t (a) work hard or (b) have talent. Everyone wants to believe they would have succeeded regardless of their connections because of their hard work and talent. The proverbial “cream rises to the top”; that is what is apparent in the initial comments for their entitled positions of Stiller and Destry. Is that actually true? Not their fault, but that “foot in the door” looms harder in the scheme of things th
  7. The EPIC series: I would consider it more a reimagining because the HG Welles vision doesn't quite come through here However some of the elements such as the mechanical doglike killing machines have a chilling effect and the survival mode of the remaining humans has an appeal. There are enough hints that the aliens are also trying to somehow survive as opposed to conquest, which is why it's not exactly HG Welles. So for me there is enough in it to intrigue and it does have some good actors, Plus as a Francophile I love how it's "bilingual" (though I hearya on the subtitles fle
  8. Millicent Simmons (Regan) is amazing. Krazinski said he wanted a deaf actress and he got a real find in an actress in her. Part of the appeal of the first film was how this family was uniquely suited to survive due to their daughter's deafness, ie they could communicate silently. I realized that they needed to open up this sequel with more characters, but somehow something was lost in the transition. Both the scavenging barbaric boat people and the seemingly idyllic utopian society on the island were a bit much for me, Can't see how the 3rd film will work without answering som
  9. West Anderson: while I personally love most of his films. I admit, I think he's an acquired taste. So with friends who can't deal with the overdose of twee I have no response, IOW, I can't look down at them for not liking Anderson, because I think the criticisms are legit. His films are too precious and quirky for their own good.
  10. As the article points out, Lou Diamond Philips, who grew up on naval bases with multiracial classmates, didn't define himself solely from his background ethnicity, as Philips considered himself American. While he had always embraced his Filipino roots once he got to Hollywood the others couldn't see past his "ethnic" look and HW was constantly trying to have him explain or define himself in narrower terms. OF course if he could have "passed" for white he wouldn't have had any of these issues.
  11. Lou Diamond Philips response to criticism as a Filipino American actor cast as the Mexican American singer Richie Valens in “La Bamba”. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/movies/movie-news/lou-diamond-phillips-defends-playing-non-filipino-characters-of-color-i-am-not-looking-to-exploit-that-role-1234979820/ Interesting that along with playing a Native American on “Longmire”, he’s only portrayed explicit Filipino characters twice in a nearly 40 year career. So it makes his quote make even more sense in that context.
  12. I loved the book when it first came out and I was so disappointed when it was announced Tom Hanks was cast as Sherman McCoy. To me the character was a clueless white entitled preppy type , so someone like William Hurt would be a better fit. As mentioned, the novel satirizes everyone and the British journalist and the smarmy British expats in NY that encompassed was lost with Bruce Willis, who isn’t exactly a nuanced actor. Has anyone else ever made such a long career from the ability to smirk on cue? Melanie Griffith was simply a hot mess as Maria, the character seems easy enoug
  13. I can see where the film presents him as the physical focal point. The problem with that is that it's hard to get homoerotic vibes or any vibes from the cypher that is Ryan O'Neal. Even when offered good material or costars (The Paper Moon, What's up Doc, etc) he's at best competent, and there's almost a glaring lack of chemistry with whoever he's matched against, male or female.
  14. I hear ya, it's just that for me the film wants to present Clara as an intelligent, well read and educated woman who is not your stereotypical naïve waif. Clara is stuck in her small town as the daughter of an overbearing tycoon and doesn't quite know how to break free; she's aware her father wants to simply marry her off and resists that notion. The film also has her being the aggressor with Richard Anderson, kissing him spontaneously, with hesitancy on his part. I get Clara may not be worldly wise but the film hammers home they have been courting for FIVE years. Certainly that i
  15. This film: Talk about pulling elements from both "Cat on a hot Tin Roof " and " A Streetcar named desire". It's virtually a Tennessee Williams mishmash. Hadn't seen this film in years and yes, Orson Welle's Will Warner is Big Daddy, laughably so. All they needed was for him to mention mendacity The film is almost a parody of bombastic deep voiced Orson Welles roles and it's like he's on the verge of having a stroke in every scene. Was that darkening makeup on him? Richard Anderson as the suitor who "woos" Joanne Woodward is the prototypical 50's gay man stereotype, dominate
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