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  1. 1 hour ago, Oblong said:

    Apollo kind of got what was coming to him, no?  He was a dick to Drago.

    Rocky IV is the epitome of the 80's to me. Something meant to be taken seriously at the time but with hindsight and a cynical view that maybe it is ironic is much more enjoyable now.

    And I think Burning Heart > Eye of the Tiger.... sue me.

     

     

    The training montage to that song..I remember thinking I was sooo smart because I was pointing out which guy was lifting more and how they were showing Drago with the tech and Rocky going old school...I was like 8

  2. 1 hour ago, Yoda said:

    Having said that, we do have the Sopranos prequel coming Oct 1 and also "Rocky vs. Drago", the director's cut of R4. I'm really curious to see what he's done to it. I'm hoping he gets rid of some of the pop songs and more of a Bill Conti soundtrack. I do know he's gotten rid of the robot. 

    Rocky 4 was one of my favorites.  It is ALL about timing IMO.  All those movies that came out in the late 80's...just drip nostalgia. 

    I had not even heard of this directors cut...I will be watching that 100%

  3. 14 hours ago, Deleterious said:

    The people that made The Last Dance are making a documentary about Doyle Brunson.

    I would kind of like to see a movie about it.  Showing him in his younger years running to different card games.  Similar to Rounders, but more of the grit and lead it up to his current situation.

  4. 4 minutes ago, Yoda said:

    There are fewer nowadays but there are still a lot of original movies hitting theaters all the time. They just usually aren't the ones that get talked about. Go to a theater today. They may have 10 movies playing. 4 of them will be original and movies you've never heard of. They're out there. To say theaters "almost never" show them is a bit misleading. Maybe the small ones don't. 

    Plus summer is "blockbuster" season. Even more original movies come out in the winter. 

    I am SHOCKED you disagree with me.  🤣

    Seriously though just looked at my local showings for today at AMC...15 movies, I have not heard of 4 of them...so I guess that goes to your point.

  5. On 9/2/2021 at 9:01 PM, T&P_Fan said:

    Today was meet and greet day for my son at kindergarten.  He has been talking about school for the last couple of months.   Cool to see the excitement.  Even cooler that i will be paying for one kid, instead of two, to go to daycare.  

    Our little guy starts preschool this year, should have been last year, but covid.  We have the meet and greet Tuesday, already been to the school, but they just switched the preschool teacher about a month ago...the lady had been there for 20 years and she was the main reason we picked that school.  Hopefully the new teacher is as good.

    Twins started 2nd grade last week.  My daughter loves school and I think it is really good for my oldest son...I think it helps him break out of his shell.  I can notice a difference in him already.  For him and for us it is a good thing he is back with a bunch of kids his age.

  6. 12 hours ago, Motor City Sonics said:

    Can anyone come up with a fresh idea anymore?     

    The problem, as I see it, is that it is hard to get financing for a movie deal that is different from the main stream...for obvious reasons..you need big box office numbers to justify the investment.  With all the streaming services now and the ability to watch movies in theaters in your home you are almost never going to see a fresh new idea in a movie setting any longer.  They all go direct to streaming.  The slow death of the movie theater, hopefully they can reorganize and figure a way to make it through the new tech.  Going to the movies is one of my favorite things to do.

    We will still get "indy" type movies or original screenplays, but they will just go straight to the streaming services and you will have to find them yourself.  The movie theater is only for movies they know have a high probability of making money on...unfortunately that is almost never going to include original screen plays...unless it comes from the hot director of the moment.

  7. Anyone keeping up with what Scherzer has been doing this year?  His CAREER WHIP is 1.085.  Whenever I start thinking about best pitchers and best stretches I usually think to Pedro for that 3-4 year stretch then compare.  Scherzers numbers are right there...it's nuts.

  8. 2 hours ago, Oblong said:

    still goes back to "Why won't she do the thing we bitched at her for doing before and later took away her power to do"

    I think it's because people want an excuse to not wear them and if they aren't commanded to then they lose their mojo.  They thrive on drama.  They get more out of being upset at something than the thing itself that made them upset. 

    "I want to complain about my food being late and I get more joy out of doing that I would eating a nice warm meal"

    Karen needs to Karen.

     

    It seems like such a waste of time to complain about people who complain especially when the percentage of Karens out there is SOOO darn low.  It feels Ironic.

  9. I have been watching more baseball the past 2 months or so then I did in the beginning of the year.  I am not sure if it is because they are competitive in most games or I am finding myself in front of the TV with time to watch when they are on, but it has been a pretty fun year all said for me as a fan.

    They were about 5 games under a week or so ago...a bad last 10 games, but I am still enjoying the games and seeing the younger guys play...and as amazing as it FEELS Schoop has been doing this year (at least to me...seems every game I watch he is getting 2 hits with a bomb) his OPS is under .800.  I was pretty shocked when I saw that...I would have bet money he was well over .800..again my perception I guess.

    I would like to see them finish strong and interested in how the leagues finish up and who is in the playoffs this year.

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  10. 5 hours ago, Yoda said:

    Yes, I get all the little things Luke has done. That doesn't really answer my question. What exactly makes him a better Jedi than Ahsoka? She just has years more experience than him fighting in the Clone Wars. She's more level-headed, smarter, way more trained, and probably more skilful than Luke. I just don't see him being that much better than her. 

    Luke certainly became more monk-like in his later years but I don't think there's any way he touches her in the Mandalorian era. 

    Midi chlorian count my dude.

  11. Not a fan of the buffets at all.  Even the really "good ones"...no thanks I do not want to feel like I have to eat my body weight to "get a deal" or "make it worth it".  Unless I get one comped...then whatever

  12. We get Fett first, but I am more looking forward to the Obi Wan one...I will take them both though...looking forward to December.

    All of our shows are on hiatus...BCS, Alone, TWD (which just came back) etc...so I will take what I can get.

  13. 20 hours ago, Oblong said:

    Not joking, I don't use it, but I can definitely see the benefit to that service to those who choose to partake.  Especially in the pandemic.  I read about some "stars" who got out of the professional business, took it private and used onlyfans and now they have control over it.  They make more money and they don't have to deal with as many sleazeballs in the industry.

    There's always going to be sex workers so let's encourage safety.  It's similar to teen pregnancy.  Yes kids shouldn't have sex before ready to be parents... but they will.  They always did so let's keep it safe for them.  

    100% agree with this.

  14. 43 minutes ago, Gehringer_2 said:

    you can do really well shopping furniture 2nd hand. There are so many people given up their households today whose kids either don't want their stuff or on the other side of the country that there are tons of very high quality furniture to be had on Craig's list and estate sales- and most of it higher construction quality than 90% of what is available today. It takes a lot more time to find, but it's probably worth it.

    I agree and how I like to buy my stuff now...especially anything made of wood..this was before the lumber thing even for me, but she is boogie and would never buy second hand stuff....think poor mans Kim Kardashian.

  15. My wifes cousin is about to get married, she is looking for furniture for their new home.  All furniture stores are delivering 5-6 months out.  She went to many of them..we can only speculate why, but it seems obvious...cost of lumber, labor shortages etc.

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