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  1. Trebla

    HBO's Westworld VII: Abort?.Retry.Fail

    So that really was Emily and William is the first successful human mind downloaded into a host????
  2. The mental gymnastics going on right now over Josh Allen's now deleted tweets are amazing. People are mad not at him (he was just a kid!) but at the people who found and re-tweeted the tweets he made while he was in HS. If you want to excuse Josh Allen because he was 16 or 17, fine. But he's not a kid anymore and he had ample time to delete those tweets. A "grownup" like his agent should have advised him to get rid of them the day he decided to go pro.
  3. The smoking gun may be that the writer only told the team about 2 suspected burner accounts yet all 5 went private after the conversation. I don't think it matters if it was only his wife or son. They were pushing inside medical information. That should be an instant firing.
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    SOLO: A Spoiler Story (contains spoilers)

    The price tag for the movie was also enormous, $250 million making it one of the most expensive movies of all time. The reason for the price tag was the issues with the first directors which required hiring Ron Howard to do massive re-shoots. When you add in the costs for marketing, the break-even number jumps up considerably. I recall reading that Justice League, which cost $300 million, needed to gross $750 million to turn a profit. It didn't.
  5. Trebla

    HBO's Westworld VII: Abort?.Retry.Fail

    The first half of this episode dragged for me: characters walking here, characters riding there and not much really happening. It was starting to remind of a damn Robert Jordan book. But wow did shit go down in the second. I don't know what was more awesome, Dolores and crew riding the train INTO the mesa ready for war or Anthony Hopkins appearing in that last scene. I was right about him still being a part of the show but very wrong on how. I never believed he was truly gone, especially when I considered the scene where he had Bernard kill Theresa and he uttered this epic line "Did you really think I would let you take it from me?". Given his God-Complex, I didn't think he could truly give up control of the park. I was however wrong about the means in which he achieved his immortality. First I thought he built a host for himself that stood in for him when Dolores shot him. Then I thought he built that host as a means to download his consciousness into it using that orb that Bernard took from Delos' secret lab. Now it looks like he has in fact downloaded his consciousness into the park's database, as others have theorized. I'm just glad Anthony Hopkins is back, even if it's for a few episodes. It's funny, too, because last night I made special note that all season the opening credits for the main cast ended with "With Ed Harris". I'm sure next week's episode will have "With Ed Harris And Anthony Hopkins". I'm now becoming obsessed with finding out who Ford made that host for. It's not Ford. I hadn't even considered that it could be Emily. I suspect that is a Red Herring, though. Ford probably isn't that petty.
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    SOLO: A Spoiler Story (contains spoilers)

    Well first off, he DID shoot first with Beckett. My understanding is that this film takes place 10 years before ANH. Throughout this film Han is young, cocky but idealistic in what he wants. The cracks begin to show, however, when he is betrayed first by his mentor then by the woman he loves. I came away from the film thinking that the next 10 years will be a continuation of double crosses and personal losses that will turn him into the jaded smuggler we see in ANH that always has an angle for himself and always shoots first. He essentially turned into Beckett. But the idealistic kid we see in this film is still in there. Why else would he have come back to help that other "kid" on a suicide mission?
  7. Trebla

    SOLO: A Spoiler Story (contains spoilers)

    I mostly disliked TLJ and was pretty meh about seeing this one but tagged along with my dad and daughter today. Color me shocked but I loved it. I actually really liked the performance of the new Han Solo and felt he captured the essence of the character. The one downside (pun intended) was that he is noticeably shorter than Harrison Ford but I'm willing to hand wave that away. I'll bet what sold the casting directors was this guy has that iconic Han Solo grin. Plot-wise, it was mostly good though it dipped a bit after the Kessel Run. It probably had one too many backstabs near the end but overall I thought they stuck the landing. Probably my biggest gripe was Dryden Voss' decision to send Qi'ra on the mission. They had JUST said that they would be going in as a third party yet then he sends his lieutenant. If the opposition didn't know Tobias Beckett, they'd DEFINITELY know her. What I loved most about the movie was that it mostly stuck to being a heist movie which a Han Solo movie should be. I was thinking about 3/4 through the movie that I loved there was no Jedi, no Force, just ships and blasters and action. But then they brought in Darth Maul which first surprised me then disappointed me. I guess we'll have to see where they are going with it. Though we shall have to see if they have a chance to go forward with it given that this movie cost $250 million to make and isn't exactly tearing up the box office. I wonder how much of it is the continued backlash against TLJ (or as what I've taken to calling that movie, "Hipster Star Wars") and/or the decision to release it May rather than December as the last few have been. I hope the movie does well enough because I would love to have more Han and Chewie movies movies. And more Lando, please!
  8. No, no, no, he was a Hillary supporter! LOCK HER UP!!!
  9. While immortality didn't work for James Delos, I believe it worked for Robert Ford. I think that body that was being built in his secret lab (where Arnold used to speak to Dolores and where Bernard killed Theresa) and the orb Bernard took were both for Ford. He's not a program that is messing with William, he's still alive. My God that was a brilliant episode. I loved the heel realization William had when he watched the Confederado dance with William's wife...he did the exact same thing in season 1 before he killed her. Death, indeed. Poor Elsie. I hope that last shot of Bernard was not foreshadowing that he will indeed finish the job. Kudos to the people who said Grace was in fact William's daughter Emily.
  10. Trebla

    U.S. Politics: The Flood Shall Wash Away The Cobbs

    He seems to think since Trump used private money it wasn't a campaign violation. Is that true?
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    Avengers: Infinity War - SPOILERS THREAD

    After watching the newest Ant-Man and the Wasp trailer, I'm more convinced that they will make it to the next Avengers movie. Why? Well, because I suspect they will not actually be IN our universe at the time Thanos does the Finger-Snap of Doom. The trailer has mention of opening up the "Quantum Realm" which is an alternate dimension. Marvel has long used the "Multiverse" theory in which our universe is just one of many. http://marvelcinematicuniverse.wikia.com/wiki/Quantum_Realm http://marvelcinematicuniverse.wikia.com/wiki/Multiverse
  12. I would also guess Eowyn. I recall reading Peter Jackson's first choice for the role was Alison Doody who is best know for her work in Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade. She reportedly declined the role since she had recently given birth. Alison Doody was born in 1966 so it seems they had a clear preference for the age of the actress for that role.
  13. Trebla

    Avengers: Infinity War - SPOILERS THREAD

    The Avengers make in 4 days what Justice League made in it's entire theatrical run
  14. Armistice? Still hasn't been seen the season 1 finale stinger. I think I read somewhere that she was confirmed to be coming out in season 2 but that very well could be a flashback. I hope she's still alive because like Fry said in "Futurama", she makes me "scaroused"! Something that didn't occur to me last night was the scene where William "cheats" by getting out the health pack: Lawrence could see it and commented on it. So while he and some of the hosts are still in their loop, their perception filter appears to be off-line.
  15. Last week I asked if William and Robert knew about the Delos data mining and this week we got a definitive answer: yes. It was William's idea and Ford knew because Dolores overheard. I enjoyed the William flashbacks. There was a bit of an echo with William and Logan's father when Mr. Delos told William that no man alive would take that tone with him. William said the same thing to Lawrence in season 1. William truly became his heir, not poor, drug-addled Logan. I'm curious as to why some hosts are rebelling and some are still stuck in their loop. Lawrence doesn't seem to know anything is going on, neither did the Confederados.
  16. Geez, you go to watch the Avengers and you come home to find out that your team's Hall of Fame TE may be retiring to go into broadcasting. If the Cowboys were going to make a trade for Earl Thomas, I think this news kills that. They now have some spots to fill.
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    Avengers: Infinity War - SPOILERS THREAD

    I just saw it and was blown away. The Russo Brothers, IMO, have made the best 3 Marvel movies. I agree with others that this film could have been a mess and in lesser hands it would have been. The great action scenes were a given, it of course brought the funny ( I. Am. Steve. Roger.) but I wasn't prepared for the gut-punches this film gave out. The deaths on Titan really got me, especially Peter Parker's. A few things... - Thanos' motivation didn't bother me, especially since it was an improvement over the comics where he was "wooing" the physical embodiment of Death. Here you can argue that he is a well-intentioned extremist. Maybe. But he's not doing it for the Evulz! and his love for Gamora made him tragic. I suspect that that love will play a big part in the sequel. - I liked his henchlings. They were powerful and smart, as the servants of of the most powerful being in the universe should be. I appreciated that we weren't bogged down with providing them with backstories, though I did keep wondering who the actors were. I was surprised to see that the female one was Carrie Coon. That was cool. - I think my one nitpick was I was unclear on how the Gauntlet worked or how Thanos used it. It seemed to me that he was unable to use more than one gem at a time. Also, during the Battle of Titan, Dr. Strange commands the Cloak of Levitation to keep Thanos from closing his fist. Does he need to close the gauntlet's fist to access it's full power? I'm seeing it again Sunday so I'll have to pay closer attention.
  18. I think he went to the perfect place. He doesn't seem like a #1 receiver to me but a really good #2. He should be able to be that for Atlanta.
  19. Well, he's like 5 inches taller than Kellen Moore but what do I know, short QB's are IN these days! And Moore is now a QB coach with them now. In all seriousness, Vander Esch seems like he could be a good player but I'm leery about drafting ANOTHER linebacker with injury issues. All 3 projected starters have injury concerns. Evans seemed like a safer pick but damn Vander Esch is huge and fast. We shall see.
  20. He was my 3rd choice but at least it wasn't Ridley or Sutton. Told you they like Boise State players.
  21. Yeah and GB just traded up with Seattle. They may have jumped the Cowboys to get one of the linebackers. eta: and instead it's a corner. I didn't jinx. Okay Cowboys, Evans or Moore!
  22. The draft is boding well right now for the Cowboys. The linebackers and receivers are still there as well as safety Derwin James. He was thought to possibly be a top 10 pick but he's falling. They might be tempted to get him.
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