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12:55 AM
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At least you went for the obscure and not topical by reminding us of her “best” of series with Natalya.

12:19 AM
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I absolutely cannot wait for some random game in February when he has a ridiculous put-back dunk or he drives and posterizes someone and we all get to gush about it. I hope he plays until he’s 50.

10/16/19
10:52 PM
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On the one hand, Sasha Banks is my favorite woman in WWE since NXT and I always thought she was the best of the 4HW. Read more

10/16/19
10:12 PM
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Smith named his daughter Harley Quinn. I’m sure Millennium Falcon was a strong second place.

10/16/19
10:09 PM
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Yeah, pretty much this, when people complain that Chasing Amy is some bullshit male fantasy about turning a lesbian straight. Read more

10/16/19
8:58 PM
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Which will of course never happen because money. Same reason football won’t ever go anywhere despite its inherent dangers. They’ll say that they knew what they were getting into, or some such nonsense. Read more

10/16/19
7:58 PM
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He’s definitely cool as hell. I even got to meet him once and talk for a few minutes which was great. He does good work directing the CW DC shows when called upon, though he’ll be the first one to give the credit to Melissa Benoist and Grant Gustin.

10/16/19
7:56 PM
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I still enjoy Mallrats. If what got cut had been left in, sure it would have been better, but it has a lot of that 90s slacking/bullshitting charm to it. 

10/16/19
7:19 PM
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I am not a fan of Kevin Smith as a writer and don’t even consider him an actor. I will say that the episode of the CW DC shows that he directs usually are quite good. His understanding and love of the genre and the characters really comes across. 

10/16/19
6:58 PM
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Yeah with Smith I would rather hear him talk about ideas for movies and stories and then have him pass off the technical work of filming/casting etc. to other people. His best one was “Dogma” but a lot of the others seem like good ideas that just failed to be transformed to their final forms.
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10/16/19
6:51 PM
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I agree about the grading thing. One of the moves Ebert did was grade each movie on what it set out to accomplish vs. what it managed to accomplish. So he wouldn’t give a silly kid’s movie an easier shot at a better review vs. something from an auteur. He would use the same process for each, even if one seemed a lot Read more

10/16/19
6:51 PM
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I believe that some creators have a limited amount of “good works” in them, and after they’ve exhausted those, they hopefully have gleaned the skills or talents needed to guide other projects that aren’t their own.

Smith often comes to mind in this regard.

10/16/19
6:23 PM
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Movies aren’t a dichotomy between high art and lazy nostalgia, whatever the industry would like you to believe. Everyone deserves better than mediocrity when devoting their money and time. Read more

10/16/19
5:45 PM
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I don’t know what you were expecting, but I was just hoping to enjoy myself and see some familiar faces, and laugh for a couple of hours. Read more