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Jan 16
1

My 13 year old really enjoyed it, and he understood the reference to classic sit-coms (pointing out the aspect ratio, for example), but he obviously didn’t fully appreciate it like I did (I’m in my 50's but I watched a lot of Dick Van Dyke and Bewitched after school back in my latch-key days). Read more

Jan 16
1

I can definitely see younger viewers (13 and under) not being into it. As someone in the mid-20s, but is kind of worn out on the Marvel formula, I really enjoyed this. I admit nostalgia probably hit a little bit, I grew up watching a lot of old reruns, but stylistically it was just interesting and more engaging than Read more

Jan 15
1

I think they needed to add just a few more minutes of the outside world...as fun as the sitcom bit is, its a little too much. There is a reason shows like that dont work anymore... Read more

Jan 15
1

Someone else mentioned the BARF machine Mysterio used in FFH, and I can see that happening here, but maybe somehow Wanda’s powers reacted to it, enclosing a whole town in her scene? Perhaps someone had Nick@Nite on and either here powers or the BARF somehow tapped into that, which brought SWORD calling to shut it down

Jan 15
2

i am going to have to come back to it in a different headspace. it is an awful lot of Not Knowing What Is Going On and i tuned out after the nostalgia vibes wore off a few minutes into each episode. Read more

Jan 15
47

The animated opening credits in the second episode are delightful. Even better, though, if you slow them down, you’ll notice...

Jan 3
4

Yeah, good question. It has been a while since scientists have done this with rats https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-2004-jun-26-sci-teeth26-story.html#:~:text=Scientists%20have%20persuaded%20adult%20stem,the%20Journal%20of%20Dental%20Research. Read more

Jan 3
7

you should look into dental tourism.
I suppose you’re American, there are lots of places where you can travel and get your teeth fixed for a fraction of the price.
I know a lot of people visiting Romania (where I live) for this very reason.

Dec 29
18

> And at that point Soul becomes a movie about BLACK COMMUNITY instead of simply middle-aged black maleness. The idea that the movie can only progress and grow by Joe learning from even more experienced and diverse black voices than his own is something I found really precious and valuable as a black audience member. Read more

Dec 28
71

Joe had to stop being Joe to appreciate his life because he only wanted his life back so he could return to not living it. The transformative nature of him being put into a cat doesn’t remove his blackness because the center of the movie is still a black man’s voice and a black face onscreen almost 100% of the film. Read more

Dec 28
21

I honestly think this article was written with the focus to find something wrong with the movie. I didnt even think about black and white dynamics btwn Joe a a black man and 22 a being that doesn’t have a body or a designation to be tied to. 

Dec 25
2

Art is for sure subjective by nature, but all art forms have craft and technical parts to them. That’s what allows us to judge what art is good or not. For instance - in TLJ Snoke explicitly says he is the one who bridged Kylo and Rey’s minds. Whether or not that’s true, we’re unsure, but he’s aware of the connection.  Read more

Dec 25
1

I get your point. Really, I do. Still, if you can suspend your disbelief over the extraordinary abilities of your hero you can also suspend your disbelief over knowing how they fared. Read more

Dec 24
1

I’m completely in agreement with you. I’d love to see new stories where the conclusion is not so foregone, and characters could live or die, no plot armor on anybody. Read more

Dec 24
1

I sort of agree with you, but I don’t think it’s about something as simple as the fate of characters. It’s about the stakes of the fictional universe. The question is often not ‘does our protagonist survive/win’, but how do things change. Does our hero change, do they change the world? In what way? What does it cost Read more

Dec 24
5

What I will say is that the movie exists, love it or hate it, and people need to just accept that and stop wishing for some sort of magic reboot that will retcon the whole thing. Read more

Dec 24
2

I know what you mean. I do think that it’s possible to do good prequel stories, but I also think that too often they succumb to the temptation of relying too much on fan affection for characters/setting/tropes over creating good storytelling. Read more

Dec 24
1

I get you. I wasn’t so much trying to disagree as to expand, because I do think way too many movies are more that first type where it’s just going back and filling in superfluous information we never really needed. Read more