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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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    The Last Jedi: Here There Be Spoilers

    I walked out of Attack of the Clones extremely satisfied. I have it ranked 8th as far as Star Wars movies goes which makes it my 8th favorite movies of all time. You can mock me for this if you would like, but I really couldn't give two shits about your opinion. It is fine to like or not like anything that you consume. It is also fine to share your opinion. What is not fine is to try and tell other people what they should or should not like. Also, the Wire is extremely over rated to me. I enjoyed it, but it is not in my top 20 TV shows. I am happy to hear opinions from people who disagree with me about this.
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    The Last Jedi: Here There Be Spoilers

    So, I have seen the movie twice now, and have bought my tickets to go a third time for tomorrow night. I have a couple of initial thoughts. 1.) I got almost nothing that I wanted from this movie. Almost every single expectation I had going in was not met. 2.)This is all OK, because most of everything that I did get was at least as good if not better than my imagination for the characters. With the exception of Canto Bight, which seemed to belong more to a Harry Potter movie rather than Star Wars, and the handling of Capt. Phasma, I thought everything else was brilliant. I was conflicted with a few moments, like flying Leah, and the death of Luke because they were just both outside of anything that I would have thought of, but on second viewing, my thoughts were more on the emotions of what was happening rather than the events of them happening in the first place. I believe that they will go down for me as iconic Star Wars moments for the rest of my lifetime. Snoke and Rey questions were also really hard to not have a concrete answer for me. I do think that getting Snoke out of the way as ultimately a red herring to make way for Kylo as the ultimate antagonist is a great move. I just hope that JJ Abrams can adequately explain what the power is of being no one for Rey moving forward. My rankings may change, but I have this as my 6th favorite Star Wars movie right now behind the original trilogy, Force Awakens, and Revenge of the Sith right now.
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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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    Happy (USA) Thanksgiving!

    This is among the myriad of reasons that I celebrate by throwing a "Thanks for Nothing" party every year. I hope to always remember that my ancestors greeted a native people by passing out diseased blankets to those that were cold, and participated in hundreds of other forms of genocide. I personally find the myth surrounding the holiday not only inconsiderate to American Indians, but also dangerous in that it teaches the majority culture of whites that they hold no responsibility.
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    NFL 2017: The Injury Report Is The Best Team In the League

    You have one two month period where you undergo a surgery and gracefully bow out of football discussions so as to not to create an opium inspired thread derailing every day and your friends all want your balls. I'm watching you KB... Oh, I'll match your UT/Cowboy fan futility and raise you your Ducks/Chicago Bears loyalties. At least my teams have a New Hope. As for characters I'm assigning Padme to Jace. She came on strong with her full support to the Republic Colts, yet in the end she really was supportive of the rise of the New England Empire. Manhole gets Lando because he is smooth like that, and Kal gets Salacious Crumb for obvious reasons.
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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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    College Football 2017: Butch Jones' Locker

    It is going to be a very long year. I don't even know where to begin. I'll start by saying I watched a Texas high school football game on Friday night and both teams had better secondary and Quarterback play than UT did on Saturday... ugh...
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    Defenders on Netflix

    Since I do not want to wait until I have seen the series in its entirety before discussing, I opened up this thread to discuss the show with spoilers in brackets as we have done for almost every Netflix show. I am two and a half episodes in, and so far, I am finding it underwhelming. The action we are getting is great, but it is few and far between. I just do not feel the need to watch the next episode right after one has ended. It seems to me that a little after the midpoint of Luke Cage, these series just stopped being as good. Also SPOILERS THROUGH EPISODE 3
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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.