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  1. Question for those who have read the comics: is Homelander physically stronger than all other superheroes the way Superman is stronger than pretty much everyone else? Sometimes I'm curious about the strength and invulnerability levels between the different heroes (like Starlight vs Stormfront in terms of strength) in this universe. I remember being surprised in S1 when Starlight took a bullet from Butcher's high powered sniper rifle.
  2. Goddamnit. I got playoffs to watch.
  3. Finally finished ZeroZeroZero despite still being in the middle of The Expanse S2 and starting Cobra Kai S1. Solid show and the only reason I delayed on the final episode was because I needed more lighter fare. Brutal ending (though not as dark and heavy as Gomorrah), great cast and characters (particularly Dane DeHaan and Andrea Riseborough) and good storylines. Loved the global take on the drug trade and the use of foreign languages throughout depending on which country the scene took place in. Feel like there should be more critical acclaim for it. Hope it gets renewed for a 2nd season but can never tell how well Amazon Prime shows are received (outside of the Boys).
  4. Wow. Chadwick Boseman apparently died. Thought he was going to be a main pillar of the next phase of the MCU and a seriously rising star. RIP. https://twitter.com/chadwickboseman/status/1299530165463199747?s=20
  5. I would like to watch Tenet in theaters (if they were open here or opening sometime soon) but it sounds (no pun) like there are issues with the audio and hearing the dialogue and that subtitles might improve the movie. I've found this to be a frustrating problem before with Nolan movies so may just bide my time until it streams.
  6. Got to say, the Hughes movies are my definition of the coming of age genre with The Breakfast Club at the top (sharing the title with only the Sandlot though not sure that counts and maybe I need to think on the list some more).
  7. Finished S4 of Animal Kingdom on Amazon Prime. If you like the first 3 seasons, this is pretty much standard fare throughout. The heists and action bits are well timed throughout the season, providing just enough adrenaline to keep you through lulls and anticipation building. The ending makes the future very curious but I can say no more for spoilers. Also finished S1 of the Expanse. Little slow at first but warmed up much more toward the end though my feelings are strongly influenced due to having finished the latest book recently and being much further along in the storyline. I still really like the depictions of the ships, docking manuevers and space travel. I also really like the depiction of the Belters as the underclass as well. They put the seeds of future books in right at the very beginning. I was surprised the first season ended mid-Book 1. Thought that was just enough material for a single season but let's see how they pace it out. For anyone knowledgeable about the show, where are they in the current book timeline? I've read the show stays pretyy true to the books but still avoid spoilers anyway.
  8. Caught the Clippers-Lakers game about halfway through the 3rd. Did not disappoint though and was a great start to the re-opener. I was not expecting Paul George to make a game winner as I can't recall him making many in the past though I haven't followed him very closes. LeBron seemed unfazed guarding him which is telling. Come playoffs I'm looking at Kawhi to make the clutch play even if the opposing defense is going to focus on him. Will try to catch the Bucks-Celtics game but glad the NBA is back.
  9. Hmm looking back on the list, it's a hard pick in hindsight. I last saw ET about 10 years ago but I remember it holding up very well even in adulthood. Completely forgot about Raiders but I like Last Crusade more. And we haven't mentioned Saving Private Ryan yet either which I find to be a very solid film. Won't do a comprehensive list but of the major films he's done, I haven't seen: AI Schindler's list Amistad Adventures of Tin Tin (is this actually a major film?) Empire of the Sun Catch me if you can (pretty much watched it all on TNT but never entirely in one sitting) Warhorse Lincoln Bridge of Spies Ready Player One ETA: Woah.. Christian Bale is the protagonist in Empire of the Sun at 12 years old?? I never heard of him before Batman Begins.
  10. Yeah same. Watched the first episode of the Last Dance last night on Netflix. Interesting. I'm generally not terribly into sports documentaries (or documentaries in general) but I stuck all the way through it. Looking forward to episode 2. I was a little surprised that Isaiah Thomas was one of the ones interviewed. Wondered if at the beginning of filming, they pitched the interview as being part of something else other than a focus on Jordan. That was probably the only standout from the first episode. Would have liked to have seen more footage of the other players and their roles in the second 3-peat too (particularly Pippen who has carried the wingman legacy unbelievably well). I was also very unfamiliar with the behind the scenes politics at the time. I wonder if they waited until Krause died before painting him as the big villain. I can't believe someone would deny Jackson a contract renewal after a 2nd 3-peat. Makes you wonder if there was something the organization could have done to make Jordan return after 98.
  11. Last movie I saw in theaters (and I think the only movie I've seen in theaters in 2020). Was hoping for corny, dumb fun like the first 2 movies but instead got this hot mess. Knew what the possibilities were going in though. Love Munich.
  12. Quarantine has me singlehandedly catching up to my 2020 Goodreads goal for the year (20 books after a dismal 2019 performance), burning through the Expanse series. I'm going on 1 book in less than a week and will be sad to finish it out. The series really does capture the feel of the original Star Trek series and the adventures of James T Kirk and the crew of the Enterprise in space. Really hits the nostalgia buttons for me though I recognize the writing is not particularly subtle or advanced. Very reminiscient of a John Scalzi novel in today's sci-fi as far as I can relate it. Still, give me a hundred more of them because I'm already dreading the wait for the last book and what I might be able to turn to next in the meantime.
  13. I think thats the 2nd funniest scene in The Wire after Cheese's interrogation ("ya'll some cold muthafuckas").
  14. Really looking forward to Season 2. Give me more Butcher vs Homelander!
  15. Watched E1 of the first season of the Expanse as I've been reading the series and am on Book 6 now. Struggled to get through the first episode because 1) the acting and music seem a little forced and 2) I'm far enough into the books where I get the dynamics between the recurring characters and am not terribly interested in watching them come together for the first time when I've been immersed with them for some time now. Will try and give the whole first season a shot but I think the first book was my least favorite of the series so if it's all based on that... well not sure. I did like the space / ship visuals, particularly one shot where the ship did a flip and burn. Watching actual ship movements with real world physics was more fascinating than I thought it would be and I'm hoping they had the budget to have more scenes like that.
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