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  1. Risto

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    I like him better when he is not grunting. IIRC, his roles in Legend were impressive and there weren't a lot of grunting. And beside, Michael Fassbender is OBVIOUSLY much better actor than Hardy. Or Cumberbatch. I liked it... Especially the Extended Version. Eowyn singing lament to Theodred was so beautiful. And I didn't hate Elves at Helm's Deep.
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    LOL... And I would take Queen over both any given day Some random ones... 1. I never understood the love for "The Shape of Water" 2. In most roles, Tom Hardy is good at grunting. Nothing else... 3. Generally not impressed with Robert Downey Jr. 4. Lady Gaga is millenials' version of Madonna. And worse, not a good one. 5. I never understood people criticizing Nicole Kidman for botox. I am not sure about the rest, but she can express emotion rather well. 6. I would take Vampire Diaries over True Blood. The latter is softcore porn in my book. 7. Oh, I prefer Star Trek to Star Wars... I hate Star Trek movies but DS9 made up for all of that.
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    The Americans: The Final Season (Spoilers) pt. 4

    No, I understand... It IS a bit plot-driven, but, as we all know, law enforcement agents don't always act on solely on the evidence, but also on hunches. Stan had a hunch about Phillip and Elizabeth, something just didn't add up and Elizabeth's addiction (would it be a problem in 1980s. I mean smoking was not considered socially unacceptable until late 1990s/2000s, right?) And whom else would you call than a pastor to find out secrets of a family? I mean, this is the person they confided in. The rationale is not that difficult to find, just like it is not difficult to dismiss it and say it is plot-driven and that show actually made the logical leap here. Both have arguments in favor. I think the conversations with Phillip and Claudia in the past two episodes have been so determining for Elizabeth. As I said before, this is not about her quitting, it is just about not fighting the fight she didn't enroll herself for. Politics was never her ideal. And that is why Elizabeth is such an amazing agent. She believes in what she does, as dangerous and morally wrong as it is. She gave her body and soul for her country. But she will not allow others to use her body and soul as they seem fit. And that is the integrity one has to respect. I always felt that writing for Phillip was always better in the show, but the way they have handled Elizabeth's character in the last two episode, simply blew my mind.
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    The Americans: The Final Season (Spoilers) pt. 4

    Well, I don't think it is "super cop" abilities, I think this was more of one of those serendipity moments. It is not just lucky guess, it is several small things that pointed towards the conclusion and having nothing against it. Like, cigarette butts. It is not that they prove anything, it is just the alarm going on in his head having in mind, as he said, that he never saw Elizabeth smoking. It is just one small thing on top of another and not one going against it. At the beginning of scientific research, this is basically how people came up with the ideas.
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    The Americans: The Final Season (Spoilers) pt. 4

    The Finale will be 90 minutes long, per FX website.
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    The Americans: The Final Season (Spoilers) pt. 4

    But they caught Father Andrei. As Anderholt said "he was 10 minutes until being brought up". Even if FBI finds out they are Russian spies, it doesn't matter whether they have any evidence of wrongdoings. I think Stan would kill himself if he knew the extent of their work. Because they have done some serious work for SSSR.
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    The Americans: The Final Season (Spoilers) pt. 4

    And, finally, the hell breaks loose. Words can't be used to describe how I feel about this show ending next week. I hope it'll be glorious. Hell with hope. I know. The second he started running, I knew it is over. The next episode's title reminds me of Tower of Joy smackdown and begin/end replies. Both of these amazing actors deserve every praise and the last three episode Keri Russel was really putting her best foot forward. Unfortunately, this show will be criminally undervalued during Award season, which is sad, because they truly deserved much more recognition than they got throughout these 6 years. When she took those rings, that was that. Mission is over. Now, they have to save their family. And that will be one hell of a task. I am genuinely sad and excited that this has come to the end.
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    Speaking of Star Trek, I have thoroughly enjoyed Voyager and never understood why people hated it.
  9. Oh, thanks... I was thinking somewhere between those lines, just to check whether I have missed something.
  10. Ok... I feel like I missed couple of episodes... I will need someone who has read the books to provide some context. The ending was amazing. Bloody awesome would be the best description. I missed Avasarala in this episode, I would have wished her role to be more prominent. I also liked Behemoth and Naomi's time there. I suppose we will see some more schemes there.
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    I meant professors of Higwarts. And Deatheaters? Damn, even Bella v Molly duel was meh. And I wanted to see Minerva, Slughorn and Kingsley against Voldemort. And f***ing Miriam Margolyes didn't utter a word during entire movie. If that is not a crime, I don't know WHAT is. Honest to God, I have watched both versions and haven't noticed difference. That said, I like KoH. Meh. I hate what it did to Brad Pitt's credibility as an actor. He is a good actor, but in a lot of shitty movies. Luckily, you haven't finished with "LOTR? Triple meh" Yeap... @Veltigar's questionable opinions aside, we are doing good job
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    I hated Deathly Hallows Part 2. Especially given the fact that the adult cast was criminally underused.
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    I have to agree with the time travel, although IIRC, Hermione at one point says that during the Battle of Ministry, they destroyed all the Time Turners. It always bugged me how Hermione got it. It is, after all, extremely powerful device and to give it to the student for class attendance is ludicrous.
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    Actually, I think GoF is considered the worst HP movie. I think people were just "OK" with it. No one really loved it. That said, in comparison to Yates' work, I think GoF was rather successful adaptation. The introduction of corporeal Voldemort was nicely done, IMO. Not as haunting as in books, but Fiennes did a great job. But, I think people disliked Gambon's performance in this one. Dumbledore was too hysterical at times. And when I remember how the smackdown with Crouch Jr was done in the books, the way Dumbledore's eyes were described, the realization why Voldemort was afraid of Dumbledore, that all missed from Gambon's performance.
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    I was trying to point out my general disinterest in the show, but obviously, I had to make it literal. I have to agree with this one Of course YOU, my dearest, don't hate it. You are the sweetest of the sweet people around here That said, Twilight is a piece of ...
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