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Mr. Hakujin

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  1. Got that Carbonized Boba & Retro-card Kingpin myself. Nice figs.
  2. If you want something done right... Added Joker & Onward to the roster.
  3. Trailers made it look interesting. I get the overall impression it's good but not great. Now that S1 is over I'll hopefully be able to binge it soon. I believe it's renewed for S2.
  4. The Old Guard [Netflix] B Netflix action film starring Charlize Theron with a by the numbers plot (that’s clearly meant to be the start of a franchise), which I predicted its outcome within the first 15 minutes. Despite its predictability, there was an engaging cast and some decent action. Honey Boy [Amazon Prime] A- If you’ve no prior knowledge of Shia Labeouf’s career or personal life, this will probably be a less moving or emotional experience. There is some disappointing lack of resolution for the two main characters and some uneasy scenes to witness (
  5. Yeesh. Three strikes so far. Hopefully Larson is just rusty at it and will hit some home runs in the near future.
  6. Okay, let's see. Yep, your temperature is only 100.2. You're good to enter, sir.
  7. Come into a thread about Billie Eilish and the last post in said thread is about the Alabama Shakes. *breathes in deeply* This is the Hondo's I love! * I honestly do not get how Eilish became so huge or garnered so much acclaim, but I am glad she did. In a modern world dominated by such mediocrity on the pop charts with such utterly disposable "artists" it's refreshing to see true artists like Malone & Eilish become so huge. It gives me hope for the yewts of Murica--Eilish much more so than Malone. * Alabama Shakes are great. "Hold On" is an instant classic. Brittan
  8. It's working in Chrome, @Donatella. Give that a go. If you don't have Chrome on your iPhone, you need that anyway. Security is better than Safari. At least that's what I read recently on Forbes. Edit Um, never mind. I can see the messages, but it wants me to login to discord to participate. Eh...
  9. Watched the four episode UNORTHODOX miniseries on Netflix yesterday and damn, what an engaging and emotional roller coaster. The lead actress had a supporting role on a similar show about orthodox Jews in Israel, also found on Netflix, called Shtisel. (I tried to get into that one, but oi vey, not for me.) Anyway, back to Unorthodox, the acting by the Berlin cast of college friends is spotty, but everyone on the Satma Hassidic end of the story is excellent. The guy who plays Yanky gives one of the best understated performances I've seen in a long time. But the real star is the lead
  10. Krasinski is back at it, now with Robert DeNiro dong the weather. 10/10 feels.
  11. I'm seriously trying to wean myself off of Legends. I've just already got so many and so little display room. It's getting outta hand over here. These newer waves are making it easier to pass on stuff. I'm gonna need AOA Darkbeast, Sunfire, & Apocalypse though. I managed to pass on the FF wave so far--except for Doom & She-Hulk. Ditto for the latest Spidey wave--except for Vulture. And @The NZA, I finally got me a Kingpin! Traded a guy at our second comic-con back in February some LEGO for the complete BAF. So only four new Legends figs acquired in the last three months. Pretty good fo
  12. @Donatella you are in for a treat because prettymuch every show they're putting out there is first class, cream of the crop HBO. (Except for Ballers and anything after S2 of True Blood. Ha!) @alive she cried Iannucci left VEEP a few seasons before it finished, but the cast was so damn solid that the show did not lose a beat. He's got a new show on HBO that wrapped up S1 called Avenue 5. It's similar to VEEP in that it's mostly about people, and especially people in authority, being dumb and behaving poorly. Just this time it's set in a future sci-fi world instead of politics, and t
  13. The campaign manager seemed mostly normal, but he became suspect for me when he started talking out of both sides of his mouth about Joe. Like 95% of the people interviewed he was lying on screen. Travis, yeah, that's another story. He's a tough one for me to classify as a "bad guy," too. But much like the campaign manager, he had some dubious actions that make it hard for me to firmly put him in the "good guy" category. Travis'death was certainly tragic. His funeral and memorial service were almost equally as tragic. However, he was an adult (granted, a young one) who made lifesty
  14. Legion S3 actually wrapped up in 2019. I just wasn't able to watch it until it hit Hulu last month.
  15. Easy enough mistake since in the doc he wasn't referred to by his preferred gender. I just saw the Spade interview before I posted, which is why I knew. Saff is laid back about the error in the documentary--which goes to my original point: Saff was one of the good guys, if not the best guy in the doc. He got an arm amputated and was back at work five days later. He ain't got time to be upset over honest mistakes and misused pronouns. Saff is a legit BAMF.
  16. All of these films are currently available on streaming services [Amazon Prime, HBO, Hulu, & Netflix]... Miss Americana: Taylor Swift B I found this an interesting yet incomplete look into arguably the biggest pop star of a generation. You can tell Swift got approval on the final cut as there are some, for lack of a better word, chunks missing. She also takes herself a bit too seriously, but is clearly passionate about women’s rights and equality. The fact she resisted pressure from family and business advisers to speak out on her political beliefs and risk alienating a large p
  17. Finally finished S1 a few days ago. S1E7 was so damn great. This is what I hope we get more of in S2. S1E09-10 though were just a total shit show. The absolute worst of this show was on display in the two-part finale--story/plot points totally ignored or left unanswered, characters behaving in ways contradictory to previous behavior, bat-shit illogical actions by characters--just piss poor writing and continuity overall.
  18. I just finished OZARK S3E1 and it was so damn perfect I almost don't want to watch anymore of the season because it can only be downhill from here. Here are some quarantine binges I've completed: so far * Tiger King [Netflix] - If you haven't seen it then what are you waiting for? The memes in your feed do not do it justice. It must be experienced. * The Outsider - S1 [HBO] - Great for binging. A detective procedural mixed with a tinge of the supernatural. X-Files vibes. Cynthia Erivo steals the show. * You're The Worst S1-5 [Hulu] - Binged the complete series. I watched S1 when it
  19. You're approximately correct here. I think there are at least two, maybe only two, good people in this doc. Reinke, the guy who was missing both legs, was one. And maybe the best person in this doc is the guy who lost his arm to a tiger, Saff. He gave a great interview with David Spade recently.
  20. Corona19 quarantine life got me writing more opinions no one asked for about movies. So grab some popcorn and your favorite quarantini, we're going to the movies... Uncut Gems A Adam Sandler’s performance along with the editing and music make this a suspense film driven solely by one man’s obsessive, self destructive behavior to constantly get a “better deal” in all aspects of life. It’s riveting from start to finish. 1917 [IMAX] B+ The film is beautiful and the gimmick of “one continuous shot” sold me on seeing it in IMAX, but really it didn’t feel as epic in scope as
  21. It's . . . uneven. It really wants to be Inglorious Basterds the TV show in the sense it takes Tarantino's cinematic style and penchant for rewriting history. It reminds me of the Marvel Netflix series in a lot of ways--great premise, cast, and production but an oft-times meandering story with uneven characterization and tone as well as repetitive character beats/moments.
  22. Turns out my theory on the ending was partially correct. Not a bulls-eye, but I was on the board... Watchmen S1 Spoilers Honestly the whole season was so satisfying. I literally went into this with the lowest of expectations and it stunned me with how engaging it is, how in love with the source material it is, and how it managed to translate that experience of reading the comic so well into another medium. The website and podcasts are also fantastic and are HIGHLY recommended if you haven't checked them out yet. Not sure if I really want a sequel. Lindelof has said he never
  23. Agreed. This whole thing was heartwarming af. Rainn Wilson has been doing similarly upbeat videos for years now with SoulPancake. Definitely check that out if you haven't already.
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