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    Captain Marvel (2019)

    That Brie has continued to do stuff like that even after the movie was released is giving me a lot of confidence in her as she becomes the face of the MCU.
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    Press Your Luck

    I just caught the first episode on Hulu. And I'm going to make myself vulnerable here, but I got legitimately emotional when the first guy won his husband's dream car.
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    Elite

    Season 2 on an indeterminate date in September.
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    Elite

    Discuss all things Samu, Nano, Christian, Guzman, Nadia, Polo, Carla, Lu, Ander and Omar here. Marina too, if you wish.
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    Queer Eye

    Announcing season 4 AND 5.
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    X-Men: Dark Phoenix (2019)

    I'm not even entirely sure you could do it as a movie series at all, at least not to have it be emotionally satisfying. X-Men: TAS knew to do it in two chunks (although even that was missing an episode that was supposed to go between the two, which ended up airing way out of order), but they'd also been building up their characters for two years before they tried. I don't think there's a way to do that even in multiple movies, not when they have to juggle so many characters. You'd need at least one movie that's primarily ABOUT Jean before getting possessed by the Phoenix Force (maybe that's the climax of that movie) and one about her as Good Phoenix before you can bring it home in any meaningful way. And Fox, at least, was never going to focus on a character who's name doesn't rhyme with Schmulvarine. It doesn't help that the only character who was ignored more than Jean in both X-Men trilogies was Cyclops.
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    Tales Of The City

    She didn't sell it. That was the blackmail plot; she was forced to sign it over to the blackmailer.
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    Avengers: Endgame (2019)

    It also strikes me as kind of similar to where Steve right after the time skip.
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    Tales Of The City

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    Captain Marvel (2019)

    While I didn't feel it was disappointing as the meat in an Avengers sandwich, I absolutely agree that it's a solid watch among the Marvel origins, and Citizen Fucking Kane compared to female-led superhero movies not named Wonder Woman.
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    New Game Announcements and Trailers

    Square announced a remaster of FFVIII. I am insanely excited about that, far more than VII. I’ve also been surprised by the number of games that have been announced that are going to be released on Stadia in addition to consoles. It eases my worry about the level of commitment that Google has in the service. Although they probably said that about Google Wave.
  12. Forget what I want to see as a fan, that just makes good business sense. Since they decided to work with Marvel, they've created two unexpected financial successes and won an Oscar.
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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.
  20. 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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    Queer Eye

    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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    Harrow

    What if Greg House was a medical examiner? If you're not watching a great Australian mystery series, you're missing out. Available on Hulu in the US.
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