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Jun 21
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No probs. Your basic point was correct: an animal the size of Kong in Skull Island would not be able to stand up, let alone run and jump. Mind you, I can take that as part of the suspension of disbelief for a fantasy film. And overall I thought K:SI was a pretty good popcorn adventure.

Jun 20
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You’re correct in spirit, but haven’t quite got the cube law right. If height is doubled (x2), then area is double squared (x4) and weight is double cubed (x8). So if we take a gorilla (height 1.5m) and expand it to the size of Kong in Skull Island (30m), we find that its length has increased by a factor of 20. Which

Jun 18
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That’s a fair question. It’s not based on any formal survey I seen. It does seem to be the preferred term by people who favour inclusive language, so that’s where I draw it from. Read more

Jun 18
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Absolutely wonderful movie. There’s only one thing I really hate, and that’s stupidly shoehorning in the alebrijes just so they could have a flying scene and sell more merchandise. Nothing wrong with having alebrijes in the movie as they are a Mexican cultural phenomenon, but they have nothing to do with Dia De Read more

Jun 18
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True story. When my dad was growing up in the 1950s, the standard Saturday was to be dumped at the local cinema for the morning while the parents went off shopping. Well one day the local cinema was delivered “The Spiral Staircase” by mistake and had nothing else to run. The projectionist or manager just shrugged and Read more

Jun 18
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Latinx is a mildly clumsy word to say, but it’s the preferred term for a lot of Latinx people so it’s worth using.

Jun 18
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At least Up gets its tearjerking over with in the first 20 minutes, so there’s plenty of time before the lights come up to dry your eyes.

Jun 18
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Yes, Denzel is clearly a protagonist, but the pivot at the end of the film means that the people he thought were on his side were not co-protagonists but antagonists.

Jun 18
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True. But on the other hand, why does anyone feel the need to make yet another uninspired plane hijacking movie with the same old villains?

Jun 17
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TLoU is not really a shooter. It’s a survival game. Which means you need to save your good ammo for when you need it — and when you do need it, don’t hold back. And that sawmill attack is one of the toughest encounters in the game (see also the hanging upside down in a trap sequence and the school gym attack before I Read more

Jun 17
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The movie pivots 180 degrees in the final scene, when Denzel Washington is revealed to be the protagonist and the people he thought were his allies turn out to be the antagonists. The climactic moment of the movie is not ending the terrorist threat, it’s Denzel arresting his ex-allies for murder. Read more

Jun 17
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I wonder how many rich white kids with worse grades and the sporting prowess of a giant sloth got in ahead of your son.

Jun 17
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Summary: historically clueless band Lady Antebellum makes historically clueless decision to change name to Lady A, undercutting long-established black blues singer who grudgingly accepts she does not have the resources to take a bunch of self-absorbed white assholes to court.