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    X-Men: Dark Phoenix (2019)

    I think the bigger problem is that it requires you to have an emotional investment in Jean.
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    New Game Announcements and Trailers

    Not only does Cyberpunk 2077 have a release date (4/16/20), but it also has Keanu "Whoa!" Reeves.
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    X-Men: Dark Phoenix (2019)

    Ooof. This is an outright bomb.
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    Avengers: Endgame (2019)

    He says the future of the time traveler's reality doesn't change. The Ancient One then reveals that a change to the past causes a new timeline to branch off. ETA: Time travel in Marvel Comics has always worked like that. The best example I can give is of the seminal X-Men story, Days of Future Past, where Kitty Pryde travels back in time for the then-future (2013) where the mutants live under the dystopian thumb of the Sentinels. Future Kitty's warnings prevent "our" universe from following the same path, but it's shown later that the future for her still happened. Rachel Summers, the daughter of Cyclops from that future, ends up coming back in time and joining the contemporary X-Men.
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    Let's Talk Modern Consoles, PCs, And Handhelds

    I think this completely cloud-based. They're starting it on Chromecast exclusively, and the current models don't even have internal storage.
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    Tales Of The City

    I know Jake's story was ultimately about him figuring out who he was after his transition, but I was really disappointed he and Flaco didn't get more of an ending. They had great chemistry. Michael's relationship with Ben is based on that of Maupin (who has always acknowledged that Michael is an aspirational version of himself) and his husband Chris. I think their age difference might even be a bit bigger than their fictional counterparts'. The real pair have been together for a long time, so as unusual as it may be, it works.
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    Tales Of The City

    Jen Richards was PHENOMENAL as the younger Anna.
  8. I think I actually do remember her saying at one point that she'd be down for Pepper to get into the Rescue armor pretty early on. So it may have been a job, but she at least had a little fun with it. In all honestly, I'm not really a fan of hers, but I did find her extremely likable in the role.
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    Authors You Used to Love, But No Longer Read

    As well as this desk.
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    Let's Talk Modern Consoles, PCs, And Handhelds

    I decided to take the plunge. If this idea of true cloud gaming is going to work, it's going to take the resources of Google (or a similar tech firm) to do it. If I change my mind between now and November, I can cancel. Worst case, I get a story about how I backed the next Ouya.
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    Tales Of The City

    Did Mary Anne being reunited with Mrs. M make me cry? You better believe it did.
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    Season 4 Discussion

    There is a forthcoming mini-season that was filmed in Japan. They're supposed to start production on another new season in Philadelphia soonish.
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    Swamp Thing

    That strikes me as fanboy wishful thinking. CW money wouldn't pay for that level of production values, and HBO already has Watchmen in the pipe for comic-based prestige television.
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    Tales Of The City

    I think the time frame is supposed to be a bit wibbly-wobbly. I haven't had time to watch much before work, and I'm honestly unsure if I would call it good or not, but it is DELIGHTFUL.
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    Let's Talk Modern Consoles, PCs, And Handhelds

    So, Stadia is going to be launching in the fall. They have a pre-order option that includes a controller, a Chromecast, three months of service, and Destiny 2. I'm...turning it over in my head.
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    Star Trek: The Next Generation

    If they want to spend a billion dollars, they could always de-age him digitally.
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    That's great casting.
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    Babylon 5

    TL; DR: Yes.
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    All Episodes Talk: What's Up Doc?

    I had the opposite reaction. I mean, he was absolutely insufferable for points of it, no argument, but I was completely shocked by how much more I liked the cancer storyline when I was binging it over a few days instead of watching it consume the show for two years. The only other show that I can remember having a rally like that in its final season was the original Law & Order. They pretty much nailed it.
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    Untreatable: Unpopular Opinions

    I have to confess to being legitimately moved during their last meeting before he died. It was heartbreaking to see her not being able to admit that she was never going to see him again.
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    Shaft (2019)

    Shaft, Shaft Junior, and Grandpa Shaft together at last. Can you dig it?
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    Mystery Science Theater 3000

    They announced a new tour for the fall. Interestingly, their New York show is in Brooklyn, so I guess they're hipsters now. I look forward to Crow's handlebar mustache.
  23. Having lived in both Manhattan and Bay Ridge, I don't think the supposed cultural divide between Manhattan and Brooklyn really exists any more. Honestly, I don't think a lot of movies about NYC could be remade with a present day setting, except maybe Working Girl. Some of the trappings in that are a bit dated, but the themes about being shut out of opportunities for both being a woman and being from a lower-class background are still sadly relevant.
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    Babylon 5

    I think she was supposed to be a P5 (of 12), so not quite in the middle of the scale. Although I assume her encounter with Jason Ironheart would have likely served the same story purpose of Lyta's eventual Vorlon upgrade.