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#1319320
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BEAUTIFUL WOMEN NEW RULES IN FIRST POST (NSFW) UPDATED RULES
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I happily admit to having a crush on Ms Lum. Super talented to be sure and a force to reckoned with in the industry. Her serious turn in The Farewell is a must-see. She’s very humble and grounded in interviews and that goes a long way in my book. In fact, it’s a deal maker. Last but not least, OMG that voice. I could listen to her all day. swoon

For some of her lighter fare, this is my favorite. Ballin On A Budget. Take the big yellow taxi and relive some of the worst moments from your childhood.

https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/awkwafina-rockaways-new-york-beach-guide

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#1317993
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What's everybody's favorite Original Trilogy movie - Star Wars, Empire, or Jedi?
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Star Wars.
I was awestruck as a boy and that feeling is still there whenever I watch it. It’s only every 10 - 15 years these days, but it still feels like 1977 every time.

For the record, I’ve never seen any version other than the 1977 version so I don’t have the visual or emotional conflict that some members may have. The film - the adventure - has remained clean for me all these years.

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#1317120
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Doctor Who
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That was fantastic!! Great story and thorough writing. Jodie is much more on her game now and it shows in her portrayal, as well as the direction of the Doctor. I like that she’s more in control of the crew and their situation. She’s very much The Doctor. Loving her confidence. Also loving… Jodie in a tux. swoon

SPOILER #1

Loved the twist. Did not see that coming. Great way to introduce him too, having the Doctor realize she’d been fooled by him. Great job on The Master being as unstable as the Missy version, which was a tall order for sure. Ms Gomez may be the high water mark. Jodie’s acting in the plane scene was her finest yet. The subtleties and nuanced reactions - top notch and as realistic as I’ve seen from any of the Doctors in years. Particularly, her being nearly physically ill at the realization of who O really was. This scene was the best of the show; https://youtu.be/jg92hfbjyyA For me, maybe one of the best scenes in the last decade. Jodie is amazing. I really like the way she says “I don’t know” when he starts the reveal. She grammatically accents the beginning of the sentence in a way that reflects how she really has no idea what’s happening, but she’s weirdly calm and confused for a moment.

SPOILER #2

I thought Ms Gill was at the top of her game as well. Outstanding work, as well as realistic, having her be visibly and physically emotional at having been near death. Even more moving to have her upset for so long. She was deeply bothered and it showed. Outstanding work on Ms Gill’s part.

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#1316233
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<em>The Mandalorian</em> - Season One Discussion - * <strong>SPOILER THREAD</strong> *
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Man, I’ve watched the last episode three times. Fantastic story, everyone shines, but Ms Carano really shines. Her best work yet. The scene where she’s talking to Mando and reaches behind his head to comfort him and pulls her hand back realizing how badly he’s injured - one of the best scenes of the entire season. She portrays a realistic mix of emotions where she’s struggling between helping him and breaking down. Outstanding subtlety on her part. Top notch. I love her in this episode. She’s becoming one of my favorite characters. I suspect we’ll see her again next year.

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#1316016
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General Star Wars Random Thoughts Thread
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I’ve mentioned the VP of my dept is a big Star Wars nerd (the guy with the Yoda Christmas lights). One thing that isn’t seasonal is the Yoda figure on the conference table in his office. It’s always there. It’s very detailed and stands about 18" high. The thing seems as detailed as the original puppet. I sit across the hall from him. This is the view from my desk for about 20 minutes every morning.
😉

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#1315623
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Episode IX: The Rise Of Skywalker - Discussion * <strong><em>SPOILER THREAD</em></strong> *
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ATMachine said:

https://comicbook.com/starwars/2019/12/29/star-wars-the-rise-of-skywalker-filmmakers-discussed-splitting-two-parts-chris-terrio/

Because apparently Lucasfilm & Disney considered making this film even MORE of a cash-grab cliché by doing the Harry Potter two-part finale thing.

“I wish that we could have that, but George always said it was nine movies.”

Except for when he said it was going to be twelve…or six…or three. They should have done their homework.

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#1315473
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Most Disappointing Aspect of Sequel Trilogy? Most Satisfying? * <strong>TROS SPOILERS WITHIN</strong> *
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liamnotneeson said:

Maybe I’m wrong, and I’m sure I’ll be told that if I am, but I feel like a really good Star Wars movie shouldn’t need multiple viewings to be loved.

I agree fully, for any film. No doubt we’ve all seen the originals many many times, so too with the prequels for some people here. No denying a film can become more endearing and important with multiple viewings, that can often be part of the fun. Personally, with regard to multiple viewings in the theater, I’ve done that with more films than I can count. Sometimes I go a week later, every week, or I can’t wait to get back as soon as possible. That said, one thing I’ve never had to do was go see something a second and third time to decide whether or not I liked it.

These films, any film, shouldn’t be a chore. These aren’t required films and stories. They’re entertainment. If you have to labor at accepting it, something is off with the film or the story. Watch and enjoy what you like, ignore the rest. This whole canon level A, B, C, etc is ridiculous. None of this is real. Again, watch or ignore. You’re a paying customer, not an employee.

Same goes with EU to explain. If you have to buy two novels, a video game, and watch a making of documentary to understand what went on in the film, then the storytellers failed.

I’ve never understood this need to force all these films to work together and make canonical sense. Shame on Lucasfilm for perpetuating that crap with their canon levels and Legacy classifications. These are a series of films spanning 40 years. Enjoy what makes you happy and cut the rest loose.

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#1315256
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Most Disappointing Aspect of Sequel Trilogy? Most Satisfying? * <strong>TROS SPOILERS WITHIN</strong> *
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liamnotneeson said:

Anchorhead said:

I’ve not made any secret of how disappointing she turned out, but I watch the intro to Rey portion of TFA somewhat regularly. For me, best 30 minutes of the ST.

The whole first act of TFA for me. Aside from the McaGuffin, the whole first act of TFA felt like a really original and intriguing story. It seems like after they meet up with Han and Chewy, that’s when things get really unoriginal

Yeah, that’s about where I always bail.

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#1315018
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<em>The Mandalorian</em> - Season One Discussion - * <strong>SPOILER THREAD</strong> *
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KumoNin said:

I thought the finale had some contrivances that stick out and have been mentioned… Mando revealing his face to the audience for no reason in a drawn out sequence…

I had a totally different reaction while watching. I was glad they got that out of the way and in such a manner where it wasn’t story-altering. We know his name and what he looks like. Now we can get on with the adventure without the distracting tension of will he or won’t he with the face reveal.

He has some work ahead of him next year trying to find out where the baby came from and how to return him safely. I’m much more interested in the weekly adventures than what he looks like under his helmet. We’ve done that with Vader, Fett, and Phasma. We don’t need it here.

We have a deeper story and weekly adventures to worry about. Getting his identity out of the way early in the series (and without drama) is just another way this series distances itself from The Saga.
Let JJ do the mystery box thing. I prefer depth of story.

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#1314957
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<em>The Mandalorian</em> - Season One Discussion - * <strong>SPOILER THREAD</strong> *
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Loved it loved loved it. Episode 8 as well as the entire season. This is exactly what I’ve wanted for decades. A solid story, not part of the saga. The cast is fantastic, as is the story, the dialogue, the slowed pace, the actors, and the baby. Carano was her best yet in this episode. Really digging the character. Nice touch having her from Alderaan, without making a deal of it.

They’re already through the first week for the next season. Looking forward to it. This will easily be my most anticipated show in 2020.

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#1314904
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Most Disappointing Aspect of Sequel Trilogy? Most Satisfying? * <strong>TROS SPOILERS WITHIN</strong> *
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theprequelsrule said:

I really liked Rey’s Theme. Williams at, or near, the top of his game.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=65As1V0vQDM

No doubt, one of the best Star Wars themes to come along in decades. A fantastic piece to accompany what I thought (at the time) one of the most interesting characters to come along since I was a kid.

I’ve not made any secret of how disappointing she turned out, but I watch the intro to Rey portion of TFA somewhat regularly. For me, best 30 minutes of the ST.

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#1313894
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The Rise of Skywalker box office results: predictions and expectations - <strong>NO SPOILERS</strong>
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MalàStrana said:

adywan said:

The problem is that the fanbase has been fractured for so long now there will never be anything that will please everyone.

Or it might just be the movies are awful and dumb and that bear all the flaws of modern blockbusters (unfinished script, phony comedy, lack of emotion, absence of creativity, etc.)… if they wish to please everyone, they should start trying to make good movies. Not good Star Wars. Good movies. You know, what the OT is/was…

Or it might just be that you could occasionally use your inside voice instead of posting an attempt to beat down every opinion that differs from yours.

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#1313238
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Episode IX: The Rise Of Skywalker - Discussion * <strong><em>SPOILER THREAD</em></strong> *
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I’ve read all the spoilers. In part because they’re tough to avoid as a moderator, and because I’ve never been terribly interested in the “who is Rey?” drama. As someone mentioned earlier, that was drawn out to the point of silliness. I thought she was a very interesting character the first 30 minutes of TFA. That faded as the film went on. TLJ completed her path to one-dimensional.

I was going to see this film to see how they handled Rose because she was the only person I found interesting, poorly handled or not. Now that I’ve read the spoilers, it seems she’s handled as an afterthought.

All that said, I still held out hope that Rey could be written as deep and interesting again. Man, from what I’ve discovered, I was very wrong. They answered the question for which I’d held out hope with the polar opposite. All these years I’d hoped it would turn out she was Rey Random. To have her end up being Rey Palpatine?.. FFS, J.J. We’re 40 years in and they’re still shrinking the universe. No thanks.

For the record, I didn’t find The Emperor even remotely interesting in Empire and even less so in Return. In the one prequel I saw, he was even less interesting. To wait the past few years in hopes that Rey was finally a step-out from the shrunken universe only to find out she’s the mother of all universe shrinking was a gut punch.

I’m off the rest of the year, so I have all sorts of time to see everything in the theaters currently. Today, I briefly toyed with the idea of just watching it and getting it over with, enjoying one more trip with Chewie and The Falcon. I went through the listings at the nearest theater, but just couldn’t bother. I rode my motorcycle instead. I might end up going this coming week, but it’s not a priority. Most likely, much more riding and a couple evenings of Ford vs Ferrari and A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood.

Truth be told, The Mandalorian is Star Wars for me now.

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#1310972
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Episode IX: The Rise Of Skywalker - Discussion * <strong><em>SPOILER THREAD</em></strong> *
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act on instinct said:

I may have lost interest in the story being told but I still appreciate the sense of grandeur in the visuals that I wish was closer to where we started.

Interestingly, I’m the opposite. The epic, grand visuals are what put me off. It’s like they’re trying to make an ”OMG It’s Epic!!!” buzz before it’s even released. It looks like the prequel formula of style over substance. We’ll see.

Truthfully, with Mandalorian so perfect as to what I want in a Star Wars series, I’m not terribly engaged in TROS. I’ll see it, of course, but I’m not the least bit moved or excited watching any of the trailers. I’m only really interested in seeing Chewie and Rose. Hopefully they’ve given Ms Tran a deeper role.

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#1310563
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General Star Wars Random Thoughts Thread
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The VP of my dept at work decorates his office every year with Yoda Christmas lights. He’s a huge Star Wars nerd and collects all sorts of nice memorabilia and artwork. I’ve mentioned him and the Yoda Christmas lights before but I don’t remember ever taking a picture of them. This is from earlier today. One of the managers in our dept has a Lego Star Wars Christmas advent calendar. (No pics)