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  1. I think Brady thinks of himself and Guerrero as kind of like lifestyle coaches/gurus. It wouldn't surprise me if he thought he could help "fix" Brown. Though I agree that his core motivation is that AB is talented as hell as a WR.
  2. ...is Tina even IN this movie? Because I didn't see her in the trailer at all, unless I missed something. It's not a bad trailer, but it still feels like this series is trying to tell 2-3 different stories and jamming them together.
  3. Saw this tonight and I would agree it was just okay. The movie was like half an hour too long yet the ending was really, really rushed, and I agree the unclear time jumps didn’t help. I actually liked the music choices and thought the actors generally gave strong performances, but somehow the movie was less than the sum of its parts. Patrizia all but dropping out for the last quarter or so of the movie was really jarring.
  4. Just got back from this movie and really, really enjoyed it. There were a lot of characters but they all got a chance to shine, the actors totally sold that these people had known each other for millennia, and the jokes are ACTUALLY funny (often not the case in Marvel movies IMO). I loved the cinematography and visuals, and the cerebral nature of the movie and the morality problem it poses. Totally on board for the sequel whenever it comes!
  5. That's a pretty good trailer. Definitely got me more excited for the movie.
  6. stealinghome

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    Serving up the series-losing home run couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy than Hader.
  7. The best description I've ever heard of Gronk was something like if there is a patron saint of meatheads, it's Gronk. And I generally like Gronk, but that is oh so accurate. Though I will confess that when I read about how he likes playing in Tampa Bay because he gets to hang out with his mom (who lives like 2 hours away in FL) on Mondays, my heart melted a little.
  8. Oh, but his delivery of "But I'M special!" cracks me up every time.
  9. I wonder if this is Belichick's way of trying to do Newton a solid--instead of making him a backup, he cuts Cam loose and lets him go pursue other potentially starting options. Newton has made it clear that he wants to be a starter still so. I say this mostly because you can't convince me the Pats are better off with Brian Hoyer as their backup than Newton, and with players that they clearly respect--and I do think Belichick respects Newton--they do try to treat them right. Though I agree the Covid stuff can't have helped Cam's case at all. The best ability is availability.
  10. I finished the show this evening and thought it was okay but not great, and I don't understand why so many professional reviewers/critics are absolutely drooling over it. As others have said, the tone is a serious problem. It was marketed as academic satire/parody, but it's really a dramedy that is heavier on the drama than comedy--which is a problem because The Chair is least successful when it's being a drama. Its best moments are when it leans into the absurd comedy and the academic satire/parody, but there aren't enough of those (sustained) moments to really carry the show. If it comes bac
  11. Joan continues to be by far my favorite part of this show. When she showed up “undercover” to the library stake-out I died laughing. I would absolutely watch a spin-off of her and the IT guy trying to sleuth and solve crimes, and quote Chaucer along the way. Also, Joan, if you were super passionate about all the dick/fart/sex jokes in Chaucer like this in class, your evals might be better…. Ji-Yoon needs to act like the chair and yank the old white male Meville professor off of Yaz’s tenure case, because he clearly is tanking her unfairly. Ji-Yoon at this point is not doing her job if she
  12. Joan is easily the best thing about this show. Lighting the evals on fire—and then starting a fire!—was uh-may-zing. And her sleuthing efforts to find the commentator on ratemyprof is hilarious. She is definitely the show’s MVP. The show really wants me to be more interested in Bill than he warrants. You could see coming from a mile away that he was going to bungle the town hall by thinking he can show up and just ooze charm and not really engage with the students. Everything tied to him is just so tired trope-y, even Ji-Yoon. I feel for Ji-Yoon but she needs to start throwing her we
  13. I think the issue I’m having with his character (I’m two episodes in) is that they have him indulge in caricature-ish behavior but then want him to also be a “real” character like Ji-Yoon. But the other characters who are caricatures are treated by the show as just that: full-on caricatures. So there’s some mixed signaling the character is suffering from: “don’t take him seriously…but also take him super-seriously!”
  14. When the car started moving, I laughed HARD, and kept laughing when it ran over Bill's foot. Well done, show, because I did NOT see that coming! Ji-Yoon's difficulties with her daughter are really compelling. I cringed so hard when she made the speech high--embarrassment humor isn't my thing--but good for her for awarding Yaz the Distinguished Lectureship despite the dean trying to blow her off constantly about it. She's the chair!
  15. I watched the first two episodes tonight and think it's solid but not spectacular so far. The hot mess professor isn't as funny--or endearing--as the show wants him to be, but Ji-Yoon's travails at the department meeting made me LOL (all too true that faculty meetings are like herding cats) and the enrollment problems/antiquated professors problem is all too real. This is definitely written by someone who is familiar with academia! You can see coming from a mile away that the fusty Melville scholar is going to tank Yaz's tenure case. Too. Real. "What was the last time you looked at y
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