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May 29
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I really want to watch this but haven’t caught it yet because I won’t buy the DC streaming service and I’m trying to decide right now if I want to buy all the episodes on Amazon or get an HBO Max subscription. But for the fans who’ve seen it, can I ask how it works for Cyborg to be on the team? It seems like an odd Read more

May 24
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How are they “making it” about race when they observe, accurately by your own admission, that people would flip out over a black person being cast because they wanted a white person? You might try to argue that canon fidelity is not a racist reason to freak out over a non-white person getting the role (you’d be Read more

May 21
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Part of the reason Han Solo became so popular was his mystery. Who was the guy? Where did he come from? Read more

May 18
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I’d argue it’s almost exactly the opposite. The actual left—like, the informed and savvy half of Bernie supporters—criticized Obama in real time, but they criticize all presidents contemporaneously, and they shouldn’t have been especially surprised that Obama wasn’t as progressive as the NYT said he was. But all other Read more

May 17
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And why do we care what Rob Liefeld thinks about the movies? Dude has the legal rights, but it’s not like he’s intellectually responsible for anything people like about the character.

May 12
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LOL, some people are fairly pointing out I might have been a little off in some details, but yeah I think the gist is basically what everyone knows happened.

May 12
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Yes, thank you. Someone else said that and I was wondering what the source was, but now that you mention him asking Ron Howard, I remember reading about that in the paper at the time.

May 12
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I think that’s a more nuanced and accurate version of what I meant by “yes men,” really.

May 12
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His first two are good movies; I’m not sure about directing without giving them a close watch, not having seen them in ages. But even A New Hope isn’t especially well-directed--the dogfight scenes just basically cycle through five shots over and over again--and as everyone’s pointing out, his wife and a team of other Read more

May 11
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Even at 8 years old, I was creeped out by the robotic nature of the pledge. It seemed to me, even back then, like it was rather un-American. Mind you, this was toward the tail end of the Cold War era, where communist/Soviet fear-mongering was still very much en vogue. I couldn’t figure out the difference between us Read more

May 11
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Francis Bellamy wrote the Pledge to help his boss sell magazines and flags to schoolhouses across the country, cashing in on a sweeping movement at the time to use the emerging public school system to indoctrinate nationalism into kids, especially the children of our rapidly growing immigrant population. Being a Read more

May 11
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So he’s fighting for Anakin. That’s why it’s the “Duel of the Fates.” It’s the fate of this child. And depending on how this fight goes, Anakin’s life is going to be dramatically different. Read more

May 11
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Even with A New Hope, by all accounts it was a hot mess in its rough cut. There are lots of vids and articles out there breaking down how Spielberg and De Palma telling him it was shit after a screening inspired a super heavy editing pass by a team that included Lucas but was more led by his wife and a few other Read more

May 11
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written by George but adapted and directed by a more competent team, the prequels could have been the films we wanted. Read more

May 11
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Playing hot potato between creative teams with wildly different visions of the series was a terrible idea. Read more

May 7
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Am I the only one who feels like Jeff Lemire has a problem delivering on interesting set-ups and premises? I want to like him but then feellet down on the payoff for various things I’ve read. I’m thinking mostly of Trillium and his Animal Man run and other New 52 stuff. I haven’t got around to Sweet Tooth or Essex Read more