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  1. That Art of Editing video is really interesting. I just saw Justice League. I didn't hate it any more than I hated the other films in the franchise, but I still feel very disappointed. However, there were some strong moments.
  2. That looked pretty cool. I really like that it's going to be split between more than one major location. Age of Ultron went a little overboard with that, but I think splitting the action between New York and Wakanda works well, particularly as a follow on from Civil War. Looking forward to the main event now.
  3. 1. Agnostic atheist is the best way to put it though. As other users said, it's not something we can really know, just assume based on the (lack of) evidence available. 2 and 3. Yeah, not particularly fervently but I was definitely part of that structure as a child. We frequently went to Church. Never did me any harm, in fact I suppose I could say that's what taught me my morals and I just happened to still justify these to myself after I stopped believing (aged 11ish). I still go to Church around Christmastime out of tradition and to catch up with people who've known me from birth. It's nice, even as a non-believer. There's mulled wine. 4. Depends on the context. As other Brits have said, it's not really that common that people are fervent believers these days. However, I reckon there's more people who sort of passively believe in God who would answer so on a census than people who talk about it - religion is not exactly a hot topic for debate though. I think I know about 1-2 people my age who are outwardly religious. I was pretty combative as a surly teenager. I'm not at all now, other than strong feelings about secular laws and such. The only reason I wouldn't tell someone I'm an atheist is to avoid starting that sort of conversation, not because I'm afraid of them judging me or anything.
  4. I liked it. Much better than Luke Cage/Iron Fist on the whole. I'd say it had some stronger episodes earlier on, but overall it was still quite consistent. I think the show might have benefited from having 8 episodes rather than 13, but nowhere near as much as - again - LC and IF. I think they did a good job of resolving several intertwined plot lines. Bernthal was fantastic as Castle. Human, but also an utter machine. Really sold it. The supporting cast was generally quite good. Though I think Billy was well cast I do think they gave him stupid lines at times, and at those times his delivery was a little too dramatic. I read going in that it was almost too violent - and I laughed at that. How can you make a Punisher TV show without some violence? Well, I'm not squeamish at all, but by a few episodes in I could almost see their point (if not agree with them). There were at least two moments I can think of that made me genuinely cringe (physically). So while you do need violence to do a Punisher show, okay maybe they could have had a little less violence. In any case, I don't think it was gratuitous or so unnecessary that it ruined the show.
  5. It's a real shame because the DCEU isn't terribly cast. I still think Cavill and Affleck would have been great with another director, script, studio... who knows. The worst part is that Gal Gadot wasn't just good as Wonder Woman, her film was a genuine well deserved success. Now with JL I'm starting to feel like maybe it's time to just wipe the slate clean and try again, but along with the potential of the cast there's a decent film caught in the crossfire.
  6. Wait what? You yourself agreed in your previous comment that "wearing kevlar is helpful", so why are you having a go at me for saying the same thing? I mean, it's almost as if you're under the impression that I think that ''wearing kevlar makes it okay" and that "not touching or touching very little means Franken did nothing wrong". But surely you wouldn't believe that, given that every single comment I've posted in this thread has explicitly said the exact opposite of that. Though you do seem to be mysteriously ignoring those parts of my responses...
  7. Can you please elaborate which part of my comment you're referring to specifically with this? You have no idea what you're talking about. I absolutely do know how it feels to be messed with sexually, asleep and awake. I also never said she could give consent or that it wasn't even worse and humiliating being recorded. ...I agree? Did any part of my comment give you reason to believe otherwise? This comment is just absurd. @Kalbear. If someone claims they were groped, it absolutely matters if they were physically touched or not. How is that not obvious? Nobody argued that the photo isn't disturbing whether someone touched her or not. But to pretend that it doesn't matter and that we should all just jump straight to the same level of outrage whether someone was physically touched or not is also quite disturbing.
  8. I think he's definitely touching her with his fingertips on the left hand, I can't see with the right hand due to the angle.
  9. Stardust is a step below the Princess Bride, but I think it's absolutely as good as the source material.
  10. From the US politics thread: (Mle Zabzie I think) I think it makes a difference, certainly (kevlar specifically that is). It's not some sort of magical bullet, and it's not an excuse, but it does make a difference, physically and symbolically. I know I wish I'd been wearing kevlar when I was groped, but that's me, not the victim. Might well be that Franken wouldn't have done it if she hadn't had body armour on. My take is that it's perfectly reasonable for the victim to be perturbed by this photo, and to demand an apology at the very least. At the same time, I don't think it's worthy of stepping down over. People are stupid, ignorant and crude, that doesn't mean they are predators. How many good people are out there who have never done a single thoughtless, moronic or even cruel thing? I don't include the kissing part in that assessment - I haven't read enough about it.
  11. Ugh, don't remind me that this thread exists! Glad that you're making progress though.
  12. Well, I really enjoyed Ragnarok. Firstly, the humour was excellent. I thought this was funnier than GotG, personally. Jeff Goldblum was excellent as the Grandmaster, and even though I'd seen a fair few of his scenes already, I was unprepared for how amusing it still was. I think there was maybe one or two jokes that didn't quite get as much of a laugh as they could have, but still extremely funny and much more so than either Homecoming or GotG 2, let alone Doctor Strange. I do think the drama suffered a little bit due to this. Waititi has no reverence at all for the genre, and although I think it's mostly a strength for this film I can see that it's going to rub some fans the wrong way. There are some powerful moments - Waititi understands how to get emotional impact, there's no doubt about that. They are a bit fleeting though. The action was brilliant, far better than nearly all scenes in the previous Thor films. The opening fight was particularly cool, which is why I am absolutely livid that some imbecile (and a great many other words) in the row behind me made sure to come tramping back through, knocking my chair pretty hard in the process and completely taking me out of the moment. Overall, probably in my top 5 favourite MCU films. Higher than both the other Thor films (and I like them both). Definitely the best MCU film of the year too - they've been progressively better imo.
  13. http://asoiaf.westeros.org/index.php?/profile/60435-leap/ Pretty complete list there. This very evening I ordered a takeaway in person, and I started my order by saying ''I'd like to order some food...for collection...'' On the flip side, the other day getting out of a taxi the driver said ''have a good journey'' and I said ''You too'', but managed to tack on ''wherever it is you're off to next'' without it being so late as to seem like an awkward afterthought. Still not a great response though, but at this rate I'll be able to say ''Cheers'' by next year sometime.
  14. Gadot has shone in her role as Wonder Woman more than Cavill has as Superman, but I've always been of the impression that he was capable of something better than what we got in MoS and BvS, Snyder sort of skipped over that (apart from the scene when he first flies, which is dope), I hope Whedon does the character justice. Anyway, the new trailer looks good to me, I am excited about this. The music choice was fantastic.
  15. Sorry, that's my fault for being an idiot. I had the spoiler thread open and accidentally closed it, then somehow got to this one. My sincere apologies to anyone who was spoiled by my post.
  16. sorry
  17. Watching a bit of Toast of London, starring Matt Berry. The first episode felt a little rough, but I've begun to quite like this. Berry is very watchable. Huh! Just as I was typing this comment and continuing to watch, I recognised Daisy Ridley. I could have sworn this show was recent, but apparently it came out in 2013.
  18. I'd say I listen to a fairly broad variety of music, whether it's R&B or funk, or classic rock or rap, blues or folk, whatever. I listen to catchy modern pop a fair bit - there's even a Justin Bieber song I listen to semi-regularly (although it's mostly for the video), which I wouldn't have been caught dead saying 5 years ago. There's a few genres I passively avoid, like most metal subgenres and a lot of electronica, but the only thing that I actively avoid and dislike is - I'm not even sure what the name of the genre is; I think it's something along the lines of ''Whine-Core", or maybe "Post-entertaining hard listening" or something like that. Post hardcore? I don't know, but I fucking hate it. It's just barely intelligible screaming at an awful pitch, with some shitty guitar thrashing for good measure. It's like the unloved, unholy offspring of 2000s alternative music and a demented cat.
  19. I suppose I'm a late-stage millennial. Born in 1995 (UK), it's an interesting generation to be in. They say Millennials are the last people to grow up without being connected by technology, and that was certainly true for me even though I was born so late. I suppose semi-rural Yorkshire is not a hive of modernity (who knew?). There's quite a lot of stereotypes about millennials floating around the Internet, but I don't really see that amongst my peers - not that I'm in a position to judge fairly. What I do see is a lot of my peers almost unreasonably angry about - you guessed it - millennials. Throwing terms like ''special snowflake'' and "PC" with absolutely no sense of irony, except hardly anyone around here is genuinely that socially or politically active. In my view, it's like a social movement has been half-transplanted from the USA to here. Of course, many of these people completely fail to realise that they themselves are millennials. Lastly, one thing that is not unique to my generation is that they like to party. Alcohol is a big part of my culture, but we definitely take it too far. Although I do think that a fairly liberal approach to kids drinking is, in the long run, for the best, it's not properly supervised at all. Looking back, I can think of countless times when myself or others could easily have died of alcohol-related causes, and we were 14, 15 for crying out loud. We were the nerds.
  20. Damn. What an absolute shambles. I mean, Marvel won't even blink, but it really is a shame how much trouble Marvel TV is having. The last time they put out something really good, it was immediately followed by the second half of Luke Cage. I hope the Punisher is good.
  21. Flight of the Conchords - Fashion is Danger William Bell and Beverley Knight - Private Number - blew my mind when I watched this on tv the other week. Amazing performance. Shame the BBC don't seem to have uploaded the entirety of that session, as there was also an epic duet between Sam from Sam and Dave, and Tom Jones. They have "I Can't Stand Up", but they did another one if I recall. I really love backing music, and Beverley Knight is someone I definitely need to listen to more of in the future. Most of all though, I'm impressed that these near or actual Octogenarians are belting out tracks as if they were 50 years younger. One last pretty special cover from the same concert.
  22. I meant more in terms of the run-up to that, specifically the ''Worse, you're smart.'' monologue. While Beth is clearly intelligent, I would never have said she was similar to Rick in that regard, and I really just didn't see how her being a terrifying little sociopath fit into that either. At the end she's given the choice, either go out and do Rick stuff or choose the family life. I sort of expected her to have to deal with the fact that she's not Rick and that looking up to him/emulating him is not healthy, as is mentioned during the Pickle Rick episode. Of course, that may well be further down the line.
  23. That was definitely the weakest episode as far as I'm concerned. I've heard criticism of Episode 2, which I thought was really good. This one was pretty interesting and had a lot of good moments, but I suppose I was expecting Beth's character to go down a different route.
  24. Just watched Arrival, which was excellent. Insanely interesting concept that was handled really, really well. And I didn't see the twist coming. Really enjoyed it, and probably the first film I really enjoyed Amy Adams in - I've not seen her in a lot before this, and looking at her filmography it seems like I'm missing out on her most of her really well received films.
  25. I've seen the first two episodes of Season 2, very much enjoyed both of them. I think they were maybe a little weaker than the majority of last season, but still great with plenty of laughs, and true to form - absolutely absurd. Gillian Jacobs was a great guest. Kind of hope she comes back, it's weird because I thought she was way funnier in this role than in her Rick and Morty part. I did think she was a little too meta with almost every joke, but overall still pretty awesome. I didn't know the guy from episode 2, but he was fairly funny I suppose. The plot seemed more Harmonquest to me, whereas the first episode was very much a ''let's just resolve what we can from Season 1 and then get back on track''. Spencer as DM obviously still fantastic. Erin and Harmon with some hit and misses both. Jeff B Davis the most consistently funny cast member.