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  1. Browncoat

    Jeopardy! Season 35 (2018-2019)

    Color me shocked not only to get FJ right, but also that it was a TS! I briefly considered the Mountains of the Moon (aka the source of the Nile), but rejected that for no apparent reason and switched my total guess to Victoria Falls. Yay, me! I also got procession and Slaughterhouse Five.
  2. You have to shell out more $$$$ to get any family tree type information.
  3. Browncoat

    Cats (2019)

    My local (chain!) theater sells wine and beer. I suspect alcohol might be helpful if you had to watch this on the big screen.
  4. The new Progressive ad, featuring the Motaur: https://www.ispot.tv/ad/o61z/progressive-motorcycle-insurance-motor
  5. Browncoat

    The Lion King (2019)

    The lack of expression on the animals' faces didn't bother me as much as the lack of expression in their voices. It is possible to convey a wide range of emotion without facial expression (see also V for Vendetta, or any well done audiobook), but the actors have to be more up to it. It seemed to me that perhaps the actors didn't, in general, give their best effort. Maybe they thought there would be more facial expression to rely on? I don't know, but the movie definitely could have been so much more.
  6. Browncoat

    Season 35 Final Jeopardy Contest

    1/5 for this week. Ugh.
  7. Browncoat

    Jeopardy! Season 35 (2018-2019)

    Well, that was a terrible FJ week for me! I feel like I should have been able to come up with Arizona tonight, but no such luck. Not sorry that Nathan was a one-and-done. New champ is fine, but I'd like him better if he started at the tops of the categories. I know, I know. That ship has sailed. But I can still have my preferences! 🙂
  8. Browncoat

    Pet Peeves

    I would rather have bats than rats.
  9. Browncoat

    Top Gun: Maverick (2020)

    I'm with you, @Bastet. Plus I am disinclined to line Crazy Tom Cruise's pockets any further.
  10. Sounds like a personal problem...
  11. Browncoat

    Jeopardy! Season 35 (2018-2019)

    I rooted hard for the woman in the middle in this game. Alas. No clue (again!) for FJ. This is shaping up to be one of my worst weeks all season. I did get pocket bread, analgesic, and noninvasive, though. I'm not sure if I'm happy or sad that Roey lost. Betting nothing for FJ was kind of bone-headed, though.
  12. Browncoat

    Pet Peeves

    The only reason to text someone immediately before a movie starts is to say, “The movie’s about to start. I’m turning off my phone for the next two hours.” Which requires no reply.
  13. Browncoat

    Pet Peeves

    People who don't put their damn phones away during a freaking movie. Dude, I promise you can go two hours without checking Instagram or Twitter or Facebook or whatever the hell you were doing. But thanks, at least, for putting it down when I asked nicely. Maybe I'm old (I am), but I just don't get why you'd pay twelve bucks for a ticket, plus another 15-20 for food and beverage if you're just going to play on your phone. You can stay home and do that for free. And not bother the rest of us who are actually trying to watch the freaking movie.
  14. Browncoat

    The Lion King (2019)

    It's beautiful. The animation is amazing -- I would swear the animals were real. I wasn't even bothered by the uncanny valley (unlike, say, The Polar Express, where everyone's eyes completely creeped me out). CGI has come quite a long way over the years. I kind of missed the more light-hearted moments of the original. This one is a bit darker in tone. But I guess it's hard to have a realistic-looking warthog suddenly appear dressed in a grass skirt, or to have the hyenas shuddering upon hearing the word, "Mufasa". I didn't really feel Pumbaa's rage at being called chubby, either, as I did with the original. I definitely missed Jeremy Irons' dry sarcasm. I enjoyed it quite a lot, mind you, though I think I might prefer the original just a little bit. Still, I'll probably see this one again.
  15. Browncoat

    Pet(s): Photos & Discussion

    His feet look tiny! Is that just the camera angle? Still adorable!