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  1. If it is known that he wants a 5 year deal close to or exceeding 230 mill fully guaranteed contract and teams don't want to pay that and give up two 1st rd picks then it makes total sense to stay away. You'll need those 1st round picks to put cheap talent around him because that contract will be a hinderance. Teams with top 5 or 10 picks aren't just a QB away from the SB, they need lots of help and giving away those top picks would hurt.

    Also, teams may have reached out to him to get a feel for what he wants, just because it's not reported doesn't mean it hasn't happened. Only the GM and Lamar would know since there is no agent involved.

  2. 1 hour ago, polishgenius said:


    Yeah, those were cool. The other one that really stood out for me was

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    the top-down oner with the fireball shotguns in the old house. That was a departure in style for John Wick, and while a different kind of work, not as crunchy with the action coz of the remove, it was great fun. 

    Yeah I had forgot about that one, it reminded me of a video game and was pretty mesmerizing.   I also know why a certain scene seemed so familiar...


    When the woman was calling out to the groups on the radio, it was a nod to Warriors.

    I read an article and there were a few things like this in the movie

  3. Started watching Dexter New Blood on Showtime. Wasn't going to watch it but I saw Yellowjackets is doing a weekly release and I want to binge them.  Honestly I like Dexter more than I thought I would. I am about halfway through so it still has time to lose me. I'll probably finish tomorrow and will know better then if it was worth it. It feels new but also familiar. It's at a pivotal point where it can go right or off the rails.


    Assuming the serial killer has made himself a little village of taxidermized(?) runaways and didn't want them getting discovered during the search for his son and that's why he faked that his son is still alive. Also pretty obvious one of his first victims will have been the cops childhood friend. I wonder if we will find out if Harrisons step mom really died of cancer or if he killed her. He said he found his dads letter after she died, but she died in Argentina and he said he found the letter while in the US in foster care so that doesn't make sense. I would assume he found the letter and that she had been lying to him the whole time and he killed her.


  4. Watched John Wick 4 this weekend and loved it. Thinking this is right behind the original for me. Loved the scenery in the movie. Yes they could have shown a little more restraint and cut some of the fight sequences shorter but I never felt like I was ready for the movie to be over. For me the only spot that felt long was 


    The falling down the stairs fight. I mean, steal a motorcycle and go around for fuck sake. Then the fall down and then fall down again was  a bit much for me, but half the crowd was laughing and clapping so maybe it's just me.

    Another thing that was fitting was 


    The funeral for Charon was fitting since he just passed. That made the scene hit home a little more. Then later we lose Wick himself, it was telegraphed a bit but still wouldn't have been surprised if he had lived.

    Definitely see it on a big screen so you can take it all in.

  5. 6 hours ago, The Bard of Banefort said:

    I don’t know, guys. There was a lot of hate for Rogue One when it first came out too (saying it was a brainless action movie with boring characters). I think it’s just the nature of this franchise to have a love/hate relationship with everything.

    I don't know about this. Everyone I know who saw it said it was better than anything since Empire.  For me it's my third favorite, ANH (mostly because it came first), Empire and then Rogue One. I don't know anyone IRL who saw it and didn't like it.  

    The reason I didn't like the prequels, aimed to much at kids. The last trilogy, well it was a rehash of the original trilogy with even worse acting.  What I want is an entirely new group of heroes and villains somewhere new. I don't want R2 or BB or anything like them again. Give me a different style of droid if we have to have some. 

  6. 54 minutes ago, Veltigar said:

    I went to see John Wick Chapter IV yesterday with some friends and had a great time. One of them had never seen any John Wick films before and was hesitant to give it a try seeing how it was the fourth film in a franchise, but afterwards he came to me and said it was exactly the relaxation he needed after a very busy week at work :D

    I feel like this film really shows the evolution of the director's abilities. It's a step up on almost every level, bar one. It succeeds into creating a more interesting narrative and it introduces interesting characters at a faster pace than prior instalments. Visually it's also stunning, with beautiful use of colours and neon (I'd say that Refn is a major influence) and a lot of locations that flash just how lavish the budget must have been. 

    The one thing that wasn't a step up, strangely enough, was the action. This franchise has the best action violence of the last years. I love how brutal it remains and there were plenty of creative kills. What I was missing however, was something new. A lot of action scenes reminded me of things they did in the first and third film especially. That's not a bad thing per se, because those films are awesome. I did however feel like a lot of it was just a parade of greatest hits (here is Keanu killing people in a nightclub, here in a muscle car, here is a dog, etc.) and that perhaps the creative team needs time to germinate some new ideas for fight scenes.

    I read on the internet that John Wick is taking a break for now (although there are spin-offs in the work), but I do suspect he'll eventually return. It wouldn't surprise me if a longer hiatus would be good for the franchise and lead to a truly spectacular 5th film.

    I plan to see it this weekend, know I'll enjoy it no matter what.  The original has now gotten to where if I am channel surfing and I see it's on I have to stop and watch it for a little while. The sequels not so much.

  7. Have to like what the Lions are doing. They had a legit top 10 offense last year but a horrible defense and still almost made the playoffs. They have gone out and signed two top FA CB's and a top safety. Assume that they are drafting the top DT/DE available to pair up on the line with Hutchinson and that defense could be top half of the league if all the new bodies mesh together.  

  8. Watched The Terminal over the weekend, Tom Hanks stranded in an airport instead of an island with a volleyball. Not a bad movie but just ehh.

    Watched Greenland, end of the world movie.  It also was just ehh. Nothing new, it went a little dark but then pulled itself back from the edge instead of committing to it.


    When the son was kidnapped.  Could've killed one or both of them, could've chopped off the moms hand to get the band off without breaking it.

    If you like end of the world type movies it's not bad, but you will have seen better. 

  9. 4 hours ago, Clueless Northman said:

    Really, I'm pretty much absolutely sure there is no way they would've found a cure. It makes no scientific sense. There's no reason there's still some fungus in Ellie, specially not in her brain. Odds are, there barely ever was any bit of fungus and it was quickly wiped out. As I already said and as Pebble says as well, it's ridiculous: they're killing their only possible source of research, information and even cure on a wild guess that's most probably totally wrong - by doing this, they're basically ensuring mankind will never have a cure.


    This is where I stand and why saving her was the right thing to do. Her infection stopped while in her arm, meaning that her blood stopped it, therefor her blood likely carries the antibodies or whatever the correct term is for it, of course this is just my opinion and I am no doctor.

  10. 5 hours ago, Trebla said:

     I also really liked the Gilmore trade and the Wilson and Vander Esch re-signings. They are really close to having a championship level defense. If they could get a pass rushing defensive tackle in the draft, they would be set.

    That and a RB and legit #2 WR.  They cannot go into next season relying on Pollard to carry even 65% of the load, he isn't that guy and the Dallas offense has worked best when the running game is working. Maybe with McCarthy at the helm that will change but I am not happy with the RB's right now.

  11. Something is brewing in Dallas. They have cut Zeke and restructured a lot of players contracts to free up more money than it appears they need. A big FA or trade for a big name WR? Getting the Diggs new contract done? Not sure but it really seems like they are gearing up for something. 

  12. 36 minutes ago, Corvinus85 said:

    I was a bit confused as to why Ellie was uncharacteristically silent in the first part of the episode. Indeed, she went through a traumatic experience, but last we saw them they were somewhere in north Colorado, and there was a lot of snow. And here they are in fine weather, not even needing jackets, and approaching Salt Lake City. So was Ellie largely silent throughout this entire last part of the journey? Or was her silence only partially related to the David trauma and she was thinking that the journey was coming to an end and she wasn't feeling excited about it considering all the loss that came before?

    IMO it was the trauma. Last we saw her she was genuinely terrified and screamed when Joel got to her. This episode we see her and it appeared her spirit was broken. It wasn't until Joel told her about trying to kill himself and the giraffes until she came out of it a little bit.

  13. Dallas made a small ripple, which for them is huge. Traded a 5th round comp pick for Stephon Gillmore. Having him opposite Diggs should improve the def. It really suffered when we lost two starting DB's for the season.

    They also resigned Safety Wilson and LB Vander Esch at reasonable deals so I am pretty happy.

  14. 10 hours ago, Kalnestk Oblast said:

    I'm not suggesting that he would spare Marlene - as you say, that'd be stupid, as stupid as Marlene sparing Joel. And it isn't what Joel does. I'm suggesting that again the real problem is that Ellie has no choice here and if Joel actually wanted to give her one then he had the chance...and didn't. Because, again, Joel doesn't care about what Ellie wants. He only cares about what he wants here.

    Lets not forget Ellie just went through a very traumatic experience as was clearly evident in her behavior this episode. Another pretty damn big thing is that Ellie is only 14 years old. In the real world she would not be able to give consent for just about anything let alone dying for a possible, maybe, hopefully, but we have no evidence cure.

  15. Watched Creed and Creed II this weekend. I liked both well enough, thought they did some things very well and some other things too much like the originals. I don't put these on par with Rocky and Rocky II but maybe ahead of the other Rocky sequels.


    I really liked the end of Creed II where Drago loses but he and his father bond over the shared loss, the throwing in of the towel etc. They did that part of the story well. I just didn't like the whole son vs son part of it.

    Thought about seeing Creed III in theaters but didn't do it, same with Cocaine bear. Just can't get motivated to see either one.

    Also watched Outlast  on Netflix. Best way I can describe it is a cross between Survivor and Alone. 16 players dropped off in remote Alaska with minimal supplies forced to create teams with no notice or discussion.  Not very many rules, basically you have to be on a team to be there and you can't get voted off, that's about it. No host, no narrator.  It gets pretty insane and really ugly and hopefully someone else watches it because to me..


    Jill is fucking insane. Like she really needs help. She reminds me of a lot of people I see on the news who turn everything bad they do to someone else against them and justify it, and truly believe they are the ones who are morally right. Sadly she reminds me of my cousin who since Trump has come to prominence has really gone off the deep end.

    I want to make sure I'm not the only one who thinks that.

    I thought it was going to get even worse than it did.

  16. 18 minutes ago, Corvinus85 said:

    Considering that the show took the time in the first two episodes to give us a bit of science regarding cordyceps infecting humans, I do wish that the finale would have taken some time in giving us more about Ellie's immunity. For a strong emotional impact, they could have also added the doctor as PoV for 5 minutes, getting all hopeful about finding a cure, and then Joel kills him at the end.

    Agree here. I was shocked that the final episode was so short, like 45 min at most? 

  17. 1 hour ago, Jaxom 1974 said:

    What does campaigning behind the scenes for her movie have to do with who her parents are? Jamie Lee Curtis has been in the business for over 40 years, and if she's using her little black book to call up friends and old co-stars to screen the movie, that little black book was filled with the people and relationships she's garnered over those 40+ years and has nothing to do with anything else. Hell, virtually anyone associated with her parents is long dead at this point, but if she wants to call up Arnold, or Eddie, or John, or Kevin, or any number of others, so be it.

    And, yes, it is very possible her award is as much about legacy as anything else, and I wouldn't have made her my own first choice, but EEAAO is, based on a lot of articles I've been reading, likely not to fade away as soon as you seem to want it to.

    100% agree with you. To call her a Nepo baby is just lazy. At first I thought the comment was about someone else, I was like JLC has been in movies forever. Her parents who were last relevant in the 60's somehow got her this award 50+ years later??

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