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    Quote Originally Posted by St. Clown View Post
    It's not a tearjerker movie, IMO. The love story aspect of him meeting his girlfriend takes place early, and it's more of a happy, chuckling process as the story's told. Gibson doesn't make any single soldier's death more important than the story as a whole. This is a story to honor and show great respect for a man who performed a series of tremendous acts in the midst of a horrendous battle.
    There's the dust storm.

    Same with Lone Survivor, towards the end there. Just the act of doing your duty, no matter what....for me....it really touches my heart. It's tears of pride, respect, etc., you know?
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    Finally got around to Suicide Squad. What a piece of hot garbage. Seriously outside of Harley there was almost nothing redeemable about it while the witch/brother segments felt like a 1980's cartoon. It was Val Kilmer/Batman bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slap Shot View Post
    Finally got around to Suicide Squad. What a piece of hot garbage. Seriously outside of Harley there was almost nothing redeemable about it while the witch/brother segments felt like a 1980's cartoon. It was Val Kilmer/Batman bad.
    All true but I'd watch it again for Harley. I'd tell people to see the movie just for that. Val Kilmer Batman isn't worth a minute of anyone's time.
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    Holy ****. Dead Pool was amazing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
    Holy ****. Dead Pool was amazing.
    Yes, yes it was. I really hope the second one is as enjoyable as the first. It seems Ryan Reynolds is the right person for it.


    Quote Originally Posted by Slap Shot View Post
    Finally got around to Suicide Squad. What a piece of hot garbage. Seriously outside of Harley there was almost nothing redeemable about it while the witch/brother segments felt like a 1980's cartoon. It was Val Kilmer/Batman bad.
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    All true but I'd watch it again for Harley. I'd tell people to see the movie just for that. Val Kilmer Batman isn't worth a minute of anyone's time.
    My first impression was that the only redeeming quality was Margot Robbie. Even after all this time, I think I'll wait for HBO/Netflix to see Margot Robbie.


    Speaking of the DC universe: Why is it that Batman v. Superman was terrible and I never wanted to see it, Suicide Squad looked awful and I only wanted to see Margot Robbie... and yet... Wonder Woman looks spectacular and I'm actually interested?
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    Cause Patty Jenkins has a different style than Ayer and Snyder do. It all comes down to taste. (Wonder Woman does look awesome)

    As for Deadpool, Tim Miller leaving the project might hurt a bit depending on who they replace him with.
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    10 Cloverfield was ok. The ending was awful. Felt way too M. Night Shamylan. Glad I watched it on a flight instead of wasting my time at home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gurtholfin View Post
    10 Cloverfield Lane

    Loved it until...
    Regarding until:

    I was OK with it. When the two captives were grousing about Goodman and neither mentioned "Martians, so, you know, cuckoo," I got what was happening. It actually makes the first 90% of the movie even more interesting to know the context.

    It was a little too "I learned something today," what with her running away from everything in her life and now finally running towards trouble. But I liked her character (really, all the characters) so much that I forgave them.
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    The Barkley Marathons:

    An annual race where almost no one finishes. It's 5 26-mile loops in the woods of TN. In less than 60 hours. The record at time of filming was 55 hours and change.

    These people are NUTS. There are portions of the race where you have to run through briar patches, through a creek that runs under an active prison, etc. IF you are one of the 40 people accepted into the race (hundreds apply each year), you get a letter of condolences. Even if you are not a runner, just to see the torture that this race is....wow.
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    I watched Concussion...yeah the NFL can suck a bag of dicks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Handyman View Post
    I watched Concussion...yeah the NFL can suck a bag of dicks.
    Need to see that. You know it's good if the League tried to ban it.
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    Need to see that. You know it's good if the League tried to ban it.
    Pick the right time...it is hard to watch as you see people lose their minds.
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    Regarding until:
    I thought that the reveal of the "Martian" craft was great and a decent twist.

    The movie went off the rails when it became Independence Day with her using a molotov cocktail to bring it down.

    They could have been much more subtle about completing here character arc - I believe she completed it by defeating Goodman herself.

    Could have still had her join the conflict at the end. The whole alien action movie didn't fit what was an excellent thriller to that point.

    Goodman was outstanding in that role.
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    Has anyone seen the documentary Deep Web?

    A fascinating subject, but I came away from the movie feeling like, a) I was part of a the defense team's propaganda piece, and b) where is all of the rest of this great story?

    It tells the story of the founder of the website Silk Road and his prosecution by the feds for basically operating an online drug bazaar. He was convicted and given a long prison term, which I understand is under appeal.

    Because the movie leaves you wanting for more information, I followed it up by Google searching more about the case. There are fascinating articles out there that do a decent job of supplementing what you learn in the movie.

    The cliff notes for the movie are as follows:

    1. Smart, great looking, well-liked kid is the son of a couple operating a "business" out of Costa Rica.
    2. Kid graduates from school, with deeply held libertarian beliefs.
    3. Discovers Tor, and the ability to operate on the web anonymously.
    4. Kid thinks (innocently??) that it would be great if people could buy and sell things like on Amazon, but do so anonymously.
    5. Kid discovers Bitcoin and concludes that a combination of Tor and Bitcoin will permit the anonymous transactions he is looking for.
    6. Kid starts Silk Road.
    7. Silk Road is suddenly inundated with heroin and meth dealers.
    8. Feds discover Silk Road and shut it down.
    9. Feds shut it down by discovering the Tor servers are hidden in Iceland and they seize the servers.
    10. Kid is successfully prosecuted.




    As you can see, an extremely interesting story, but if this is all you get, it leaves you with a lot of questions. The story of how they learned the identity of this kid is interesting. The story of how they arrested him, logged into the site, but did so in a way to prevent him from protecting his computer from the feds is entertaining. But none of this is in the movie. The role of Bitcoin, and the fact that it is not anonymous, was completely glossed over. I am curious if there are any other movies or television shows on the subject that are floating around out there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gurtholfin View Post
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    I agree completely.

    I would have loved for her to rise from the tunnel, sun comes up, her ordeal is over. She jumps in the truck, flips on the radio, hears the call for experienced people, and makes for BR. Everything exactly the same but remove the battle with the weird wormy thing and the alien chopper. It would also set the record for the other shoe dropping, because half the audience wouldn't even have processed Howard was right before we've already blown through her transformation and she's off to Save The Cheerleader.


    I read a fun hypothetical on the whole "series" and where it might go next. Spoilers below:

    According to this theory, it's not an invasion at all, but an accident. A star-faring civilization is transporting a lot of different species for some reason -- it could be animal husbandry, or a food supply, or xenobiologists taking samples, or even a traveling circus. Something goes wrong and the ship(s) crash on Earth.

    Now they're just trying to gather up all their stuff or snuff it out to avoid infecting the crash site. They're either unaware of or uninterested in us. In fact the ships and hovercraft may just be drones.

    This helps explain why a species smart enough to engineer FTL craft behaves so stupidly tactically. It also suggests we haven't met the really interesting species yet.

    There are people out there who have "proved" the different creatures we have seen so far could not have evolved on the same planet due to various physiological, morphological magic because, this just in, people are crazy.
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    SJ - iirc Rolling Stone had a very good article about the Silk Road founder a few years back if you didn't already come across it in your search.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brenthoven View Post
    The Barkley Marathons:

    An annual race where almost no one finishes. It's 5 26-mile loops in the woods of TN. In less than 60 hours. The record at time of filming was 55 hours and change.

    These people are NUTS. There are portions of the race where you have to run through briar patches, through a creek that runs under an active prison, etc. IF you are one of the 40 people accepted into the race (hundreds apply each year), you get a letter of condolences. Even if you are not a runner, just to see the torture that this race is....wow.
    I read about that race in Runner's World. To be honest, I'm too intimidated to even apply.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slap Shot View Post
    SJ - iirc Rolling Stone had a very good article about the Silk Road founder a few years back if you didn't already come across it in your search.
    Best articles in my opinion.
    https://www.wired.com/2015/04/silk-road-1/
    https://www.wired.com/2015/05/silk-road-2/
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