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  1. X-Men Apocalypse: continued

    His thumbprint is all over it though. He is an Executive Producer. Warner and DC can start having my money again when he is no longer attached to the franchise.
  2. X-Men Apocalypse: continued

    I think this reaction may be just a bit overblown. I didn't think it was a good movie either, but at least they stayed true to the characters we have grown to love. All in all, it was a mediocre movie with some decent character bits that suffered from having an all powerful villain. It is what it is. I don't feel like I wasted my money, but I could have got more bang for my buck. I am fine with a misfire. Singer has delivered four out of five now.
  3. X-Men Apocalypse: continued

    I just got back from seeing this and my initial reaction is that it just wasn't very good. With the last couple of flicks exceeding expectations, this was somewhat of a let down. It is still nowhere in the range of awful that Man of Steel was, and it was probably better than Barman vs.Superman. (I didn't watch the latter), but this movie just seemed to miss in a lot of places. The humor was off... They went to the Quicksilver well for way too long. I didn't really get any of the character's motivations, especially on team Apocalypse. Oh well, they can't all be great. It was still passably entertaining.
  4. What's For Dinner v. 6

    It was 50 cent corndog day at Sonic here in Texas... I'm still pissed they didn't let me order 300 of them.
  5. I also found the scene a little unnecessary. Part of the genius of the trilogy was how much of your imagination went into the back story of all these characters. Abercormbie had already laid that scene out perfectly without describing it in detail. I didn't need it again.
  6. A Forum I Follow is Making the Same Upgrade as AFOIAF

    I did not realize that we now had a follow feature... I now want to develop all of you into my personal minions... Muhahahahahaha (twirls mustache)
  7. Preacher- AMC Comic Adaptation

    I am not a reader of the comics, but I enjoyed the hell out of the pilot. As I can't understand half of what Cassidy said, I didn't quite get what was going on in the airplane, and when he ate a cow, I thought that he might have been playing an antagonist. I am going to have to go back and watch again. Tulip is awesome.
  8. Dating: Hell is Other People

    Thank you for your advice. You are so very right that it takes some people longer amounts of time to heal. Even the same person (myself) can experience vastly different experiences during the break of different relationships. I like to fancy myself as a rational thinker, but sometimes, even with the knowledge of how I should look at things doesn't necessarily mean that I am able to keep my emotion in line. It is a process sometimes transferring the head to the heart. It starts by recognizing the issues though. I am not feeling nearly as sad today. It may have been a good thing to go through a little bit of this yesterday.
  9. On the Talking Dead, not only was there no mention of him in the memorial segment, but the producer was careful to mention that we didn't see him die. We may have another dumpster, or better yet, we can now refer to scenes like this as dumpster fire.
  10. Dating: Hell is Other People

    I do not normally post in this thread, but today something occurred and I just wanted to bounce my thoughts and feelings off the hivemind. .Five years ago, I went through a tumultuous four year long relationship, and it finally ended when I came back to Texas from Florida to take care of my Mother while she was going through breast cancer treatment. She cheated on me with a good friend while I was away. After a horrible break up process that took place long distance, I never returned, blocked her on all of my electronic accounts, and haven't spoken a word to her since then. I also deleted all of my photographs of her.. Somebody that used to work with both of us posted a group picture today that she was a part of on Facebook, and it started bringing out some of these old feelings. I no longer harbor any of the anger that I once had or the self righteous indignation, but I am still sad that we were not able to make things work. We invested a large part of our lives in one another, and despite rational thought, I hold this as one of the largest personal failures of my life. I still firmly believe that the choice to not communicate at all with one another was for the best. Five years later, I still find myself with major commitment issues, and very rarely date anymore. The amount of effort and time it took to maintain this relationship was so great, and the payoff was so horrible I guess I have just not been willing to go through that. I do find myself lonely at times though. I was just wondering if anyone else has gone through this long of a phase after a relationship didn't work out? Five years is an awfully long time.
  11. [Poll] How would you rate episode 605?

    I am a lifelong fantasy fan. Sword and sorcery has been my escape since I was a small child. For almost my entire life, my favorite genre of literature has been treated like the above movie. I would rate this movie a 1.
  12. [Poll] How would you rate episode 605?

    Just an FYI... I know a lot of decades long readers like myself who absolutely loved this episode. As a matter of fact, that seems to be the general consensus. A bunch of us discussed Emmies and Hugos. Feel free to hold your own opinion though, but I'd like to be left out of it.
  13. [Spoilers] EP605

    The Direwolves have been CGI since season 2 I believe...
  14. [Spoilers] EP605

    I just wanted to mention how nice it is to come to these threads without the prevailing sentiment being how crappy the show is. I still would have preferred by far to read the books first, but I am going to take a consolation prize of most people now letting the show work or not work on its own merit. Also, I can't even begin to express how nice it is to get a bit of resolution on plot lines that I have been following for close to 20 years.
  15. [Spoilers] EP605

    This episode should be nominated for the Hugo next year. Incredible... Hodor