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  1. Vin Diesel is really good at playing a tree.
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    S01.E20 Preventable

    None of those kids seem sick enough to warrant inpatient admission. No one's psychotic, manic, suicidal or homicidal. Having said that, I did find the patient he was working with earlier in the season, the girl who was stuck in limbo because there was nowhere for her to go, depressingly realistic. I think they said she'd been there for years, which isn't quite realistic for a minor--the only year+ patients I've ever seen were adults--but I can think of a few kids who weren't sick enough to need a long-term hospitalization at the state hospital, but didn't have anywhere else to go. They could hang out for months.
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    Avengers: Endgame (2019)

    I had noticed this the first time I saw the movie, but it hadn't really registered with me until the second time. After the time jump, she's changed her...head panels(?) to match the color of the Benatar. Nebula in general jumped out more. While the main story by definition had to be about the Big Six, she (and to a lesser extent Rhodey) got an entire arc. I loved that as the Asguardian soldiers were chasing Rocket after he'd extracted the Aether from Jane, one of them yelled something like "Get the rabbit!"
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    Avengers: Endgame (2019)

    I actually got more emotional the second time.
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    House Calls - The Cast in Other Roles

    So, Anthony Edwards is playing the judge in the forthcoming Law & Order: True Crime - The Menendez Brothers. I can't remember being in front of the camera for a long time, so good for him. What's interesting is that Eric and Lyle's father, Jose, is being played by Carlos Gomez, who played Raul.
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    S01.E20 Preventable

    In New York, at least, foster kids are the only people who are guaranteed health insurance through straight, not managed, Medicaid. They are about the only patients where you don't need to fight with the insurance company every other day to get their admission covered. That may be part of it, but she's not wrong when she says that Iggy doesn't set good boundaries with his patients. I identify a lot with him, but his job isn't to be a surrogate parental figure. Although if it was homophobia, fuck her. It just seems like something that would make Max's story extra-tragic. Dying of cancer and may not even get to see his daughter, let alone see her grow up.
  7. Piggy-backing on that. His Calvin Klein ads helped me figure some stuff out when I was 14.
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    Sonic The Hedgehog (2019)

    Nintendo: We released an abomination of an adaptation of Super Mario Bros 26 years ago. Sega: Hold my beer.
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    Ghost Rider

    I'm wondering if they're not trying to build out some supernatural version of Defenders, and therefore want a clean break from the previous MCU. I mean, there has to be a Moon Knight series eventually, right?
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    Preview of "Treasure of the Found Lamp."
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    Avengers: Endgame (2019)

    I think I'm going to go again this weekend. I NEVER do that.
  12. 1. Black Panther 2. GotG v 2 3. Endgame 4. Avengers 5. GotG 6. Winter Soldier 7. Homecoming 8. Captain Marvel 9. Civil War 10. Ragnarok
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    S02.E16: Bobby Begins Again

    Bobby is by a wide margin the least interesting character among the ensemble, so I really wasn't feeling this one. Apart from the homicidal rooster. That was great.
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    Avengers: Endgame (2019)

    The only other two that are currently ready to begin production are Black Widow and Eternals.
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    Avengers: Endgame (2019)

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    Avengers: Endgame (2019)

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    Avengers: Endgame (2019)

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    Avengers: Endgame (2019)

    I don't think so. Everything I've read referenced this as the last one he filmed.
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    Avengers: Endgame (2019)

    I hate myself for this, but I was a little disappointed in Stan's final cameo. I like the "'Nuff Said" bumper sticker (one of his lesser-known catchphrases) and if you've ever seen pictures of him from the 70s, you know the de-aging captured him perfectly, and I know there was no way they could have known what was going to happen, but it didn't quite have the heft that Spider-Verse and Captain Marvel did.
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    Avengers: Endgame (2019)

    Honestly, that was one of my favorite moments.
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    S01.E19 Happy Place

    He's a neurologist, not a neurosurgeon.
  22. Honestly, Pepper was what won me over. Kind of.
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    Avengers: Endgame (2019)

    Rhodey called him a "piss-Ant" at one point. Astonishingly, I left the theater basically completely satisfied. I suppose there were things that could have been done better, but I think what I liked the most is that the majority of it was...quiet. Up until the big battle, almost everything was character stuff. I was surprising non-teary for a lot of the film, but "Proof that Tony Stark has a heart" finally pushed me over the edge. One of the more delightful surprises was seeing Pepper in her Rescue armor. I didn't know I had been waiting for that for ten years. There was a little girl in the audience that squealed and clapped her hands when Okoye and all the other women showed up to back up Carol, and if I'm honest, I wasn't that far from joining in. Time travel in Marvel Comics has basically worked exactly the way Bruce and Nebula explained it. My thought about Steve's ending is that he returned the stone, found his way back to Peggy, had a full life with her, and then used his gizmo to come back to the MCU-proper to hand Sam the shield. When Brie Larson was doing press for Captain Marvel, she did one of those Wired Auto-Complete interview, and one of the questions involved her cutting her hair. She said something like "I'm thinking about it," and I can't help but wonder that she was talking about her 'do here. I'm surprised so few blogs have talked about Joe Russo's cameo as the gay guy who talked about his first post-Snap date in Steve's group. I know from a distance, it's utter tokenism, but OTOH, our window into how all the regular people in the MCU are dealing with things is through the eyes of a gay man was surprisingly meaningful. I also somehow knew he was talking about another man before he dropped the pronoun. Some of the cameos shocked me. I mean, I expected a few, but the Ancient One, Frigga, Korg? All delightful. Even the non-speaking ones, like Janet and Ramonda. I am SO glad I worked so hard to avoid spoilers.
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    The James Bond Franchise

    If they keep anything from SPECTRE, I'd like it to be Q and Moneypenny getting to do stuff.