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    December 20, 2017 12:51 pm I also didn't mind Del Toro. To me he seemed to fit fine with the more mercenary type character we've seen especially in the outer rim worlds. I even liked the Casino section. The rail against military industry was a bit heavy handed, but it was nice to show us the other side. We often see the oppressed to give the rebels sympathy, but this was a window into privilege. You'd think by the movies that all Imperial or First Order supporters are military uniform wearing goose steppers. I liked that we saw things like law enforcement, laborers and aristocrats. They didn't have storm troopers holding a gun to their heads making sure they stayed in line. They were just living in the system. Though I'm still confused by the politics in these movies. Was there still a republic? Is the First Order running everything now? How are they so popular that no one comes to the rebel's aid even after the rebels managed to take out Starkiller base. Sort of baffling. I think my real issues with the movie begin and end with the space chase/mutiny subplot. While I did like the light speed ram scene, Holdo's sacrifice falls flat since we barely know her and when she does show up she's just dumping on a character we do know and like. That should have definitely been someone we already knew either from the original trilogy or from The Force Awakens. Probably should have maintained a consistent creative team for all three of these movies so they felt more connected IMO. Also they needed more motivation for Holdo to withhold info from Poe. Maybe even just the suspicion that there was a traitor on board would have helped greatly make those scenes make more sense. As is it just seems like Holdo is being petty because she disagreed with Poe's military action in the beginning of the movie.
    December 20, 2017 9:46 am Every time I listen to one of the iFanboy Star Wars movie podcasts it becomes very clear to me that these guys care way more about this stuff than I do and I wonder why. I think The Phantom Menace forced me to take Star Wars off that pedestal I had place it on during my childhood. Ever since then I've just sort of took a "show me something interesting" approach. It's all EU now for me basically. I approach it in the same way as when I use to read the novels. It's fun, but if it sucks it doesn't take away from my enjoyment of those original movies. I think their ratings are fair. It's is probably a 3 star movie. Not great, but not terrible. They definitely made some baffling decisions and the whole slow car chase in space was at the epicenter of the issues with the film. I wonder if it worked better before he edited down the movie. As passionate as they sound they definitely gave a much more rational review and rating than all the dudes on Rotten Tomatoes trying to tank the movie's score by rating it a 1/2 star.
    December 18, 2017 10:04 am I have not seen The Darkest Hour yet. I plan to and I'm glad to hear you guys liked it. I did watch the other Churchill movie "Churchill". Apparently it got very poor reviews. I thought it was fine. It concentrating mostly in the events leading up to the invasion of Normandy so I'm happy that The Darkest Hour seems to cover a different stretch of time. "Churchill" though concentrates heavily on the man's mental and physical health issues. Also his opposition to the Operation Overlord amphibious assaults and failure to sell his alternative to Montgomery and Eisenhower. In that way it's kinda of a depressing look at Chruchill rather than an inspiring one. Perhaps that's why it did so poorly.
    December 18, 2017 8:38 am Bladerunner 2049 was fantastic. I could watch it over and over again. It's certainly not for everybody. Took my friend to it and he fell asleep in the middle. He also didn't really get the first one. I was surprised he even agreed to see it with me. I suspect Josh is in my friend's camp. I'll be clear and say I think both are far from perfect movies, but boy do I enjoy being in that world and asking those questions. Also interestingly enough they are questions for which I prefer not to have answers. The asking is much more interesting. The only thing I didn't like is the very end because I thought it was almost too clean and convenient an ending for what Bladerunner is, but it didn't cast a shadow over the whole experience for me. Yes, they did not give you a definitive answer for the question you asked BTW. There is an explanation for it either way. For one way you definitely have to dig harder.
    November 21, 2017 4:17 pm If it turns out Ron is guilty of sexual harassment in the workplace I'll be just as outraged as everyone in the community. The problem is I can't really identify what Ron is being accused of here. Is it sexual harassment because I honestly can't tell? Should I pass judgment with that little information? Should you expect guilt because of a perceived trend in society? Are either of those rational stances to take? I'm not saying the people complaining about Ron should be silenced because I have fun listening to his opinion on a podcast. I'm literally asking a question. Of what is he being accused and by whom? I've got no facts therefore I have no opinion.
    November 21, 2017 2:35 pm I swear I just watched an Orville episode about this very thing... What's out there for us to digest is practically nothing. So unless there is something else not being said in public I'm not sure what we are suppose to be outraged at right now. The iFanboys said they aren't going to discuss it further because nothing good will come from discussing it further. From their address I got that they didn't have any first hand information on the accusations. They asked Ron and he denied it. They said from their personal experience as friends of Ron they wouldn't expect him to be labeled as a misogynist. That's pretty much all they can say.
    November 7, 2017 10:04 am I suspect Ron just got a hot new job working on a Ducktales book.
    October 16, 2017 9:51 am Yup I totally agree that The Wild Storm was interesting to me because it was rebooting that universe as a standalone story. Trying to cross it over to the larger DCU is a big mistake. I'm gonna keep reading the main book, but this move has me squinting my eyes at the whole thing now a bit. This idea of taking DCU and Wildstorm and Watchmen and pulling it all together kinda feels like when you go to a 7/11 and your friend squirts a little bit of all the slushy flavors into his cup.
    October 9, 2017 10:10 am Dugan is great, and he's bring back all the things I loved about Marvel Cosmic. Marvel Cosmic was always my second favorite corner of the Marvel Universe after the X books. I hope he stays on the book for a while. I wonder how popular this run is with the wider audience? Yeah I'm that guy who has been asking when are they gonna tell us what happed to Robbie ever since the end of the DnA run. He was such a big part of that book. I did sort of feel like I was the only one who gave a crap about that character. Of course it's comics so that's usually a false feeling.
    October 2, 2017 9:06 am I know that Star Trek Discovery is the big talking point in this video, but I wanted to chime in and say I really like the Orville. It's kind of refreshing to watch a TNG-like series. There is humor but surprisingly it's at the expense of the characters and not at the expense of the premise. That was greatly appreciated. It's the type of sci fi show I want to watch. I agree with Conor that you need to stick with it to get to episodes 3 and 4. It feels like the show has really found it's legs now. Hopefully it can keep it up. Also hopefully it doesn't get cancelled.