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  1. Spiderman: Homecoming

    That's not Zendaya, that's Laura Harrier. Zendaya is the 'you guys are losers' girl.
  2. Star Wars Rogue One: Now With Less Rouge

    Clearly you've never read Ninefox Gambit by Yoon Ha Lee. The calendars in that book are terrifying.
  3. Footy: Yaya Ascendant

    There's a reason they call it 'the dreaded vote of confidence'. Gone by Christmas if things don't improve massively.
  4. I don't think that argument flies in this day and age, to be honest. Everybody is internet people; even the ones who aren't will talk with people who are. I'm fairly sure the proportion of people who hadn't at least heard the William=MiB prior to this episode is much, much smaller than the people who had. It wasn't obscure. Not to mention, we might have called it early, but by the time last episode confirmed two timelines it was really more likely than not. In any case, my problem is not with them still playing it as a reveal but that it took so long to do. Bernard as a host, BernArnold and two timelines were all called well ahead of time but I still found the scenes revealing them to be satisfying. This one, not so much.
  5. Trailer Thread III

    I think the Mummy looks shocking. I mean, what the fuck have they done to the Mummy itself for starters? Nothing of the iconic myth-figure about her.
  6. Yeah, good episode. I wouldn't put the season up to the standards of, say, the first season of a Battlestar Galactica, but hopefully Nolan has more long-term idea where his plot is going. Despite some of the key revelations being obviously blown well before (I mean, the Dun-dun-dun! over MiB being William was... well, dudes, we get it), there were still surprises, and solid ones that didn't make a mess of what went before. Most notably, Ford, and the twist on his motivations. Him using Arnold's login to code the rebelions was a nice touch, a red herring that made sense. Maeve plot was cool in a pure spectacle sense. Still not sure about where it's going but the rampage was very satisfying, and her beating her freedom-programming at the end was good. I wonder if she'll now go back and cause more of a ruckus and get the gang back and out as much as the stuff with her daughter, because look at her face as she's approaching the lift with Hector before he gets locked out- it looks like she knows she's going to leave him behind but not happy about it, almost like she's already trying to fight herself. Maybe it's Logan. Okay, I joke, but his ending was one of the weak elements of the finale. Like how freaked out he was about being forced to ride off the edge of the park. Sure, naked and tied up, but he doesn't seem the type to just meekly accept William's threatened takeover, yet he seems to completely fold in the situation. I'm even more convinced that he was building himself as a host in his lab now, and that he's planning for it to lift itself to consciousness and in that method achieve immortality. We still don't know what the board's mysterious interest is, unless it's just pursuant of the MiB's obsession which seems a poor explanation for the hints dropped earlier, it may well be something like that but Ford's sneaked behind their backs. If Dolores' talk of the one walking the Earth after man was meant to be taken semi-literally rather than as a general metaphor for host takeover, Ford may well have himself in mind for that. Semi-sadly, Al's got his hands full. I say semi, because what his hands are full with are American Gods (which, by the way, should be the next big talk of teeveeland), and eventually a return to Deadwood too, albeit that will be a one-off movie. They should get Timothy Dalton to do it.
  7. Footy: Yaya Ascendant

    I'm not sure if you're suggesting that Usain Bolt isn't a badass or Ian McShane isn't, but either way you're wrong. But if it's a fight you're after...
  8. Footy: Yaya Ascendant

    Hey, we have Usain Bolt. And, I just discovered, Ian McShane. I'll take that.
  9. Footy: Yaya Ascendant

    I'll tell you something, he went down in my estimation when he said that.
  10. It's difficult to trawl for specific examples because it was the broad trend that really did it and it's certainly too late in my day now, but the Beeb's coverage of the Junior Doctor strikes and dispute was shocking. There was no outright condemnation by them themselves but the broad picture was all about slanting the blame the doctors' way and making out like the strike wasn't acceptable, including having way more people on who'd do the condemning for them than on the doctors' side. That was the first time I've really noticed them being particularly bad, but I've seen it pointed out that they have an inbuilt reason to be biased towards the sitting government because they, in the end, control their funding through the license fee.
  11. Footy: Yaya Ascendant

    Yeah, but we're nine points away from the nearest of those teams. To win the title we'd need every single one of them, plus Spurs, to collapse while we suddenly become awesome. Even to get top four we'd have to be almost faultless from now till the end and hope other teams fall off. It's been a dreadful season in the league.
  12. Footy: Yaya Ascendant

    Sigh.
  13. Footy: Yaya Ascendant

    Nope, Bolasie's done. And Coleman. Both look like potential long-termers which would be a real shame for Everton over the Christmas season.
  14. Footy: Yaya Ascendant

    I'm normally all for Neville as a commentator but I don't understand him giving Bolasie grief for histrionics when he's pretty clearly badly hurt. Eta: though he is better now so maybe Neville was right.
  15. Footy: Yaya Ascendant

    We should be down to nine men here.