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  1. I guess it's that time again.

    So, which "long overdue" Best Actor award is going to happen, Brad Pitt in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood or Eddie Murphy in Dolemite Is My Name?

    Both have that narrative, and they also have the home court advantage of being in movies about Hollywood.  Murphy has the additional cards of playing a real person AND the AMPAS not wanting to look biased against Netflix.

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  2. 5 hours ago, Deskisamess said:

     The host seems way to hyper and fake smiley.

    And he has all of the teeth.

    I dunno, I kind of like him and also think he's pretty hot.

    One of the guys in the earlier episodes of the second season was drooling over him, while his boyfriend was standing right there.

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  3. 7 hours ago, Dandesun said:

    I don't worry so much about explaining plots and stories from decades ago. If it fits into that larger picture, that's great, but I am very interested in the world building that is taking place.

    Oh, I didn't need it either, and I liked that they didn't even really call attention to it.  It was just like....OOOOOOOOOH.

  4. 2 hours ago, Lantern7 said:

    Scanned it briefly. Is Hickman usually on the level of Grant Morrison, in the sense of writing stuff that you can’t “get” on the first read?

    The lead up to Secret Wars was really intricate, so yes.  And New X-Men is a stated influence on this whole Dawn of X thing, leaning into it makes sense.

    I give them credit, it does explain both the resurrections and a certain plot point from the 90s that never quite made sense.

  5. 23 hours ago, Fukui San said:

    Today's episode of How Did This Get Made? is an instant classic.  Jason and June really and legitimately loved Drop Dead Fred, while Paul and guest Casey Wilson hated it. They go at it with the intensity of a courtroom drama.

    I actually found it exhausting.

  6. On 7/30/2019 at 9:36 AM, Dejana said:

    The Hollywood Reporter's review has gotten a lot of attention. In case it gets edited/pulled, here's an article about the controversy:


    I'm glad that the reviewers who aren't creeps say that it's enjoyable.  The idea of a female-led, Latinx Goonies is really appealing.

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  7. They've crossed over in the comics, so it only makes sense.

    All I want is Molly referring to them as "Cloak and Dazzler," although that wouldn't make sense in the current universe.

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  8. I honestly have no idea.  The character name is spelled with two "L's," and I've seen both referring to the show.  I guess we can make a final determination when we get official images and a logo.

  9. 9 hours ago, Lantern7 said:

    I got a copy of Power of X #1 for the blank cover. Could . . . could someone explain it to me? I think Jonathan Hickman writes way over my head.

    The best I can do right now is that whatever it is that whatever it is that caused Xavier to get warped (possessed by the Shadow King?  Actually the Maker?) begat Mystique and Magneto stealing that flash drive, which lead to the issues on Mars with the chimera mutants, which lead to the mutants all being converted into data.  There's a lot on those info dump pages between the sections.

    I will say House of X gave the best explanation of Omega-level mutants they've ever come up with.  And given that Xavier is being creepy AF, this is most interesting the X-Men have been in a while.  At least until six months from now, when the next thing happens.

  10. I am perhaps making myself vulnerable here, but I found myself randomly rewatching the trailer this morning.  And honestly, the score they use for both trailers is outstanding.

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  11. 7 hours ago, Starfish35 said:

    I’m sure all of them will do fine.  I don’t know about being mega-hits, but I think Marvel has established its brand well enough by now to get people to try just about anything they put out.

    It worked for Guardians of the Galaxy.  They just a director that understands the story to which the particular characters lend themselves.  They've done a good job of that.

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