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  1. Howdyphillip

    2018 World Cup - Get a Team to Support Here!!!!

    Sorry I am so late. I have not been around much lately. I hope it is not too late to get a team.
  2. The announcement today from Lucasfilm seems like it merits its own discussion. I am actually cautiously optimistic about this despite the obvious warning signs like Confederate. These guys are fans, and have proven themselves to be able to translate fandom to a series worth watching despite its faults. Beniof and Weiss playing in my favorite sandbox is something I am looking forward to seeing.
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    Star Wars Ep. VIII: The Last Thread [SPOILERS]

    For Star Wars releases lately, I have been going to the first showing so as to avoid spoilers. I go offline from Monday night to Thursday at 7pm because that is when the first press screening is. I enjoy the first showing, but my new tradition is going again at 8am the next day. The theatre I go to has a full restaurant with a nice brunch menu. Star Wars and eggss awesome and since the place is only half full, it lends itself for me to be able to pick up more on my second viewing. I am almost as exited to see this one as I was The Force Awakens. Johnson's take on this franchise is something that I can not wait to see. Having the new characters back again is going to be amazing for me as they are all already beloved by me. Character development and storytelling makes episode 7 far superior to Rogue One to me, even though the latter was still an incredibly enjoyable movie.
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    Westeros Dynasty 2016

    I am still here, but last year, my PC was hacked through my yahoo account. I have decided reluctantly not to use any of their websites this year so I have had to back off from Fantasy Football. Sorry I did nor check in sooner. My team can be given away if you would like. I'll miss playing with you guys. This was one of my favorite leagues.
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    Star Wars Ep. VIII: The Last Thread [SPOILERS]

    You might find this interesting, but it advances the story in no meaningful way at all. We know we had a rebellion that did not defeat the empire before the original trilogy and the trilogy is about how they did. The politics of the rebellion before Star Wars does not matter to the story. This does not build the world or expand the universe. It is an unnecessary myopic view that was already known from what we had already seen. Again, I really loved watching this movie, but it didn't do much of anything to expand things.
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    Star Wars Ep. VIII: The Last Thread [SPOILERS]

    It showed us that people can be people? I had that down before the movie started. The two things that it did introduce that was new to the movies was non force users being force sensitive and the use of kyber crystals. There was really nothing else.
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    Star Wars Ep. VIII: The Last Thread [SPOILERS]

    My issue is not so much with the Obi Wan movie itself, it is with all three stand alone movies being set in the exact same time period. To tell the complete truth, I think that the Obi Wan stand alone is the best idea so far. I think telling the back story of Solo is dangerous in that it strips the audience from romanticizing his past and origin. It had better pull off telling one hell of a story to get it better than what we all have in our own imagination. With Rogue One, I got absolutely nothing that wasn't handled with the opening crawl of Star Wars. Sure there were cool scenes, but it really developed very little in the universe. With Obi Wan, we are getting an addition to the story. We are filling in the gaps of a character. We are also getting the very best of what the prequels had to offer in Ewen McGregors take on him. Whether you liked the prequels or not, most people will say that he did a fantastic job with the role. I also think that this will expand the lore of the Universe. I think that we are going to get a far bigger look at the Force than through just the lenses of Sith and Jedi here. I also think that we may be getting this through the prism of a good old fashioned Spaghetti Western. All in all, I think this is a fine direction to go for the studio that looks questionable when seen compared to the other directions LucasArts have chosen to go down so far.
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    Ozark (Netflix)

    I think you missed the conversation here. Since Netflix started putting out content, we have been handling spoilers the exact same way. The board policy is also clear to not spoil in a thread unless a thread is titled spoilers. I should not have to ask you politely to follow board policy. The onus is on you to understand what it is before you post. The good news is that now, you know, and can avoid spoiling people who do not want to be spoiled in the future.
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    Ozark (Netflix)

    The way this board has generally handled Netflix shows is we discuss spoilers in spoiler brackets. This allows people to get a general understanding of whether they want to watch the show or not without being spoiled. We also generally label our spoiler tags with the number of episodes we have seen so people can feel free to discuss the episodes they have already watched. I do not understand why this show should be any different to any other Netflix show.
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    Fantasy Football 2017

    After a long debate with myself, I have decided that I will not be opening up leagues or participating in Fantasy Football this year. In the off season, my computer was hacked through my Yahoo account, and I am just not willing to have any interaction with their websites anymore after loss of money and more important time. I will miss playing with you guys, and am looking forward to interacting with all of you on the NFL thread.
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    Ozark (Netflix)

    I disagree with the assessment that the environment in this show hasn't been a character unto itself. The cinematography is as rich as anything I have seen. This includes Breaking Bad, and True Detective season 1. What is missing is a score and soundtrack that equals all of the other parts of this show. It is either non existent, or in places acts as a detriment to the show. Every review I have read about this show says it is excellent, but something is missing. I am absolutely convinced it is the music. Everything else about the show is majestic.
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    What's For Dinner, Take 7

    I have a busy day ahead of me today. It is prep day for tomorrows 4th of July BBQ. I will be making my multi olive based potato salad and Gorgonzola cole slaw. I will precook the bacon to add to the macaroni and cheese. I will be trimming and seasoning the 20 pound brisket and 6 racks of St Louis ribs. I will be brining the 6 chickens in habeneros, mango, oranges, salt and brown sugar. I will be making the patties for the 20 plus burgers by seasoning and stuffing them with blue cheese. I will be soaking the beans. This will all lead up to midnight when I start to smoke the meats. I am going to be exhausted by the time the fireworks start tomorrow.
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    Death of a Proud Sailor, a Board Legend - RIP Lord O' Bones

    This hits hard... I wish I could write a proper memorial for him, but I just can't right now. I know when I do, it will have to contain a lot of swearing and a couple of arguments. I will miss him fiercely...
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    Alien: Covenant

    I enjoyed this movie quite a bit. It did have its problems though. The themes were heavy handed, and the plot was extremely predictable. This was made up for with some of the best cinematography ever, a fantastic score, and absolutely stellar acting. Danny McBride was shockingly good in this movie. Who knew he had range? I feel like my money was well spent seeing this on the big screen. Full disclosure though, I enjoyed Prometheus more. I know that people have torn that movie to shreds, but I thought that it was beautifully done and was worth watching despite poor character choices in the movie. Speaking of poor character choices, here is a couple that I had for this film.
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    WHEEL OF TIME officially optioned for television

    What in the hell is Sony Pictures Television?