Puftwaffe
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It it a funny thing, though, praising them for efforts to be more progressive with a specific issue of the magazine that is fundamentally concerned with the objectification and dehumanization women.  I’ll be inclined to give them credit when their progressivism finally leads them to obvious and inevitable conclusion Read more

Jun 27
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I read a piece a week or two ago (maybe cross-posted from The Root?) about this very thing in journalism. Black writers have, by and large,successfully made the case to their media bosses that they were best equipped to handle stories about black issues. Now, however, they largely find themselves relegated to ONLY Read more

Jun 26
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Yes, an image of a Polish eagle and a username that plays on the name of today’s German Force are clearly Nazi-related. You keep trying with that one, but as usual, your trolling is still poor.  Bye now!

Jun 26
5

Congratulations on powering through your confusion, making a huge leap in logic, and still sticking the landing with such a perfect distillation of what I wrote. You absolutely nailed it, 10/10.

Jun 26
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Beyond that, it’s ultimately the pigeon-holing of minority actors. At the same time the door is cracked open to allow more minorities into these roles, they are simultaneously limited to playing roles which closely approximate their own real selves, especially once we go further on down the line from the big silos of r Read more

Jun 17
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As Aunt Jemima made both syrup and pancake mix, I included other widely known brands of either or both items. No, Bisquick does not make syrup, but they do compete directly on the basis of pancake mix, hence the mention. I could also have easily included Kodiak, though they are obviously a very recent entrant into the Read more

Jun 17
4

Mrs. Butterworth, Log Cabin, and Bisquick are all big, well-known, longstanding pancake product brands, whether syrup or pancake mix.

Jun 4
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Exactly. No theater chain is going to plan to resume operations without studio commitments to release several probable blockbusters in short succession over those first few weeks. Re-opening with 5 people in the seats to see A Madea Family Quarantine isn’t going to work for them.

Jun 2
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That is not actually correct. If one initiates an assault or battery against another, then self-defense is no longer available to the initiator, and the same is true if both parties “agree” to a physical altercation. Threats or provocation (even with the latter being legally controversial) also disqualifies Read more

May 31
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And a big part of what makes the movie work is the Wagner selections (as well as Carmina Burana) alongside Trevor Jones own score. The opening with Siegfried’s Funeral March does a superb job of setting the tone.

May 29
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Exactly right. Unless the receiver already knows the sender very well in terms of their text punctuation intentions, how about just not making any assumptions about what a less familiar sender might be implying with what is otherwise perfectly normal punctuation? THAT should be lesson that is apparently necessary with Read more

May 29
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Nope.  Still seeing an almost entirely unrelated reply to my earlier comment.  

May 29
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On second thought, lets not go to Camelot. ‘Tis a silly place.

May 29
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And what does your reply have to do with the actual content of my comment?

May 29
2

True. But I also think that any movie which is thoroughly (and intentionally) imbued with humor can be described as some type of [genre]-comedy.

May 29
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Yeah, I also found that to be an odd inclusion. Certainly, a movie like Three Men and a Baby makes for a more unusual example, but nearly everything else listed is an action-comedy or sci-fi-comedy in which such sequences are a natural, even required element of the climax. I also think that the author meant to referenc Read more

May 27
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As a piece of nominally comedic entertainment, yes, I found it unremarkable in the sense that I didn’t thoroughly enjoy it or hate it, nor did I feel the need to suggest to anyone else that they should or shouldn’t watch it themselves. I have no real desire to see any of it again, but I also won’t storm out of the Read more

May 26
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I particularly enjoyed the change-up regarding how the sword got into the “stone” in the first place.  Maybe I’m ignorant of that variation being present in other adaptations, but it’s at least not the standard representation.  All in all, a perfectly fine and entertaining movie and about what you’d expect with this Read more