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  2. Triskele

    US politics - When the Barr's so low.

    I think that may be what's happening, offically. And maybe the news is just being reported pre-announcements.
  3. He seemed fine. I think it's a mistake to announce all 3 MCs at the same time. Have AOC endorse alone at a rally first, then have all three endorse again at a later date.
  4. Jaime L

    MLB Postseason: Bat Fight!

    I mean the memories of that 6-0 lead in 2012 NLDS game 5 against the Cards is still fresh. If anyone can blow a 7-0 lead, it's the Nats. And looked like they were on their way once it was 7-4 bases loaded in the 8th. Is it bad that our closer is visibly nervous everytime he comes out? That feels not great. Hudson getting that groundout, thank god. Even when it's easy, it's not easy. That said still feel like pulling out that 5 game win over the 106 win Dodgers unlocked something in this team. Was fully prepared for them to get stuck in a morass against this cagey Cards team and they'd blow winnable games and then the series. Instead the aces shut everything down, everyone did their job and they cruised. It's been years I've envisioned them playing like this. They finally did. It's still hard for me to get my mind around this team being in the WS. As much as this has been a dream run they're going to be the underdog whoever they face. But rooting hard for the Yankees. The Nats already went through hell against a historically great Dodgers team. And this Astros team looming is the most loaded I've ever seen. Seriously who is the last team to assemble top level talent like this? Nothing is coming to mind. Not looking to shock the world here. C'mon Yankees find a way to pull this out and let's have a great World Series among very good teams with very different strengths.
  5. Triskele

    US politics - When the Barr's so low.

    AOC, Tlaib, and Omar all to endorse Bernie. That seems like a nice shot in the arm for his campaign coming off the health scare. I barely saw any of tonight's debate. Did he seem unchanged?
  6. JEORDHl

    DCEU: Killer Clowns from Gotham City

    It would've helped if they'd changed that particular bit of dialogue, sure. But the sentiment is woven throughout the subtext of the movie. For clarity, a lot of people liked this movie just fine. I don't. Well put. Thing is, the purist in me kept arguing with his take on this role. The idea that Joker, a misogynistic, masochistic, absolute psychopath that delights in chaos, in inflicting crippling pain [psychological/emotional et otherwise] that he ever cared about what his momma thought? How other people treated him? I'm not sure psycho/sociopaths are wired like that, but I'll defer to you. And I'll get over the comic purist thing. Someday, I swear. Moving on, another bit that got to me was the inference that his new clarity and direction started when he was off his meds. A trite and oft repeated axiom in film, belied by the last sequence in the mental institution, where he'd surely have been medicated. Yet... [spreads hands] Oddly enough, his performance kept pulling me out of the film because that's what I was really absorbing. It was like I, as a member of the audience had broken the fourth wall instead. Look at Phoenix go. A little jarring. --- Fanboying now, I can't same the same about the DCEU but I'd say I've enjoyed most of the MCU movies as entertainment. The only one I loved though was Winter Soldier. A fantastic film, all on it's own, imo.
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  8. Raja

    DCEU: Killer Clowns from Gotham City

    Edit: this forum is being weird
  9. Raja

    DCEU: Killer Clowns from Gotham City

    Lol - I feel bad for not posting earlier that this is essentially what Heartofice does in multiple threads. The intellectual vacuum that usually accompanies his posts is quite something. *Anyway* - I saw the movie last night and I think Phoenix kinda saved this movie. There are things I liked about it, the first being phoenix's performance. It's a little spell binding the stuff he does with the joker & especially the laughing or crying bits where you're never quite sure if he's laughing or crying. He's easily the best part of the movie for me and saves it from being fairly tedious. The cinematography was also very good and I feel like the movie really made 'Gotham' come alive in a way that I'd say Batman Begins never could. As for the stuff I didn't like - I think this tweet sums it up fairly well I think the movie is quite desperate to be taken seriously but it is a pretty facile exercise in exploring the issues it puts up on the screen. Income inequality, a broken system, mental health - these issues are front and center in the movie, but it doesn't have anything new to say about any of these and ends with the main character explicitly telling us what the movie is about - there is no subtlety, none of these issues are explored beyond a surface level that at times can feel a bit irresponsible ( the depiction of mental health is a bit ( maybe more than a bit) questionable for me, especially as someone who is a health professional, it's just..not great and a stereotype that we would do well to move away from). It's just so thin & has such a lack of ideas about the things it is trying to say. I honestly think I would have been bored out of my mind had Phoenix not turned in such a good performance. And yet..even though I've got huge issues with the movie ( And I think the discussion Relic, Jace et al had earlier in the thread is something to consider), I still think it's something different from the MCU stuff we've been getting & will be getting over the next decade or so - I'm admittedly not a superhero guy at all, but besides Black Panther & Spiderverse, I haven't really seen superhero movies that I want to even think about after leaving the cinema, but the Joker is at least a movie that is different from the rote MCU stuff. Imo, the movie would have been *far* better with a decent writer, it's why I'm excited about The Batman because Reeves made three very decent films with memorable characters, so the Batman has the potential to be good. I think Reeves could do an excellent job if he's allowed to direct both Pattinson & Phoenix together.
  10. The Anti-Targ

    UK Politics: A Partly Political Broadcast

    He only needs to lose by less than the number of DUP MPs to be able to completely blame the DUP for making him have to cave to the Benn Act and ask the EU for an extension. But if a handful of the Tory caucus votes against the deal that's a bad look for him. Because if his Brexit deal isn't hard enough for everyone who is still in the Tory caucus then there is very little chance that any kind of deal will be able to command a majority in the House for the foreseeable future.
  11. Corvinus

    DCEU: Killer Clowns from Gotham City

    Regarding the specific example you showed earlier, Joker's speech and actions at the end, would you say that the movie screwed up by having Joker say that exact thing you brought up, and if that hadn't been included, the movie would have been better? I could see how that would be construed as deeply problematic, the movie saying out loud something that shouldn't be automatically applied to every mentally ill person.
  12. Triskele

    MLB Postseason: Bat Fight!

    Congrats to the Nats who were the far better team in this series. Man, that 8th got compelling for a second there. Starting pitching is so strong that I like their chances in the WS but then again both of those AL lineups have to scare Washington far more than St. Louis did as well. Nats might just get to have a solid little break here too before game 1.
  13. They weren’t TRYING to make it medieval-accurate. That’s the issue. They were trying to pander the lead actors for awards.
  14. The Great Unwashed

    US politics - When the Barr's so low.

    Dayum... Warren sounds like a fucking badsss.
  15. Jace, Basilissa

    NFL 2019: After A Quarter, Are They Who We Thought They Were?

    Everything I've read also indicates he's dead set on reaching Free Agency so the Rams might have paid a King's Ransom for a three year rental.
  16. ...Is he gonna play offense too? Cuz that's their problem.
  17. The Winged Shadow

    Cricket 38: Ashes Openers Crash and Burns

    Blessing in disguise tbh
  18. Zorral

    US politics - When the Barr's so low.

    Oooo = snap! the most unhealthy person running for POTUS, looking at all of those on this stage, is guess who . . . Going out, I think ... so tired, big day tomorrow. oooo Kamala too now goes at Warren ,
  19. Nictarion

    The Deuce

    Preemptive shame on the Emmys for not recognizing Maggie Gyllenhaal. What is it about David Simon’s work that it goes so unappreciated time after time? (yes I know he’s won a couple awards but it should be way more)The subject matter? All I can say is I agree with everyone that said they’re going to miss this show. It’s easily my favorite thing he’s done since The Wire.
  20. Time for the olds to explain themselves.
  21. larrytheimp

    US politics - When the Barr's so low.

    Yang and Beto getting stoned before the debate
  22. The Great Unwashed

    US politics - When the Barr's so low.

    Bernie, you've fought the good fight. Please just gracefully announce that you need to look out for your health and family and that you're confident that Warren will carry the torch.
  23. The Great Unwashed

    Police - a thin blue line, a wad of cash and scary guns

    Steyer will get a bump.
  24. Zorral

    US politics - When the Barr's so low.

    Finally Booker gets a bit of time. Biden blithers. Whatever his intent, this nation cannot afford another POTUS whose words aren't accurate and mean what the words mean. EDT == hour and a half in -- those watching may well get some idea at least as to what is going on, right? Hmm - interesting f2f between Buttigiege and Beto on gun control.media All of my media are giving me a hard time to follow this.
  25. Not impressed by Tulsi Grammar. ...for some reason I'm thinking of Chris Tucker in the Rush Hour outtakes.
  26. Paxter

    Cricket 38: Ashes Openers Crash and Burns

    So Mitchell Marsh, incumbent Australian test allrounder and captain of his State, decides to punch the wall after a lame dismissal in the Shield game. He's now got a broken hand and is facing six weeks on the sidelines, which will rule him out for the Pakistan series. Maybe this is why Australia doesn't like you Mitch? Langer apparently called him and said he was an idiot.
  27. Jace, Basilissa

    US politics - When the Barr's so low.

    Quote Tom Downey at him.
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