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    RIP R. Lee Ermey

    "This isn't even my desk." (Answering the phone in Se7en) R.I.P.
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    Beauty and the Beast (2017)

    I saw it today with my entire family. I thought it was great, with the exception of one small-yet-huge misstep. To me, the single most powerful line in the animated version is Beast's delivery of "Because... I love her." It wrecks me every time. For his character arc, him being able to put his...
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    Justice League (2017)

    This looks like any run of the mill big-action sequel, like The Fast and the Furious 12 or something. Nothing about this feels truly epic, like the Justice League should. We've waited our entire lives for a live-action team up of the greatest comic book superheroes in history (not counting...
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    Kong: Skull Island (2017)

    Just got back; very entertaining. It's not gonna stick with me like Logan, but it's a fun ride, and Kong himself looks amazing.
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    Is Reserved Seating Killing Ticket Sales?

    I don't think it's hurting overall ticket sales, but it is shifting profits away from the studios. Everybody who wants to see a film is still going to see it, but the time frame is being spread out because people won't claim the lousy seats – they'll just get good seats for a later showing. The...
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    Suicide Squad (2016)

    I just saw Suicide Squad yesterday with the two of my kids that are age-appropriate. Count me as disappointed like many here. I loved the tone, I loved the style, I loved most of the characterizations, but the overall story and the villain were just plain weak. In certain ways it felt like I was...
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    Justice League (2017)

    I definitely do not like the Flash's costume. If there's anybody who can pull off the basic superhero stretchy suit, it should be the guy who runs everywhere. But no, let's give him body armor and a bright red codpiece. Seriously? Absolutely! And hey, one of the primary members of the Justice...
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    Nintendo Classic Mini announced

    My family will definitely be purchasing one of these. In fact, I think my 12 year old son is even more excited for it than I am. If only they made the option of the NES Max controller; that one was always the most comfortable in my hands...
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    As your mortality begins to stir you...how do you want to die?

    Nice timing! I just told my kids yesterday how I wanted to go out, and it is definitely appropriate for the HTF, of all things. We were watching Jurassic World, and after Bryce Dallas Howard's assistant died, I said "You see that? That's how I want to go: snatched by a pterodactyl, dropped 30...
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    Does anyone use a cordless, electric lawn mower ?

    I bought the EGO 21inch 56V Cordless lawn mower a month ago, and I love it. It was pricey, but I hadn't bought a new mower in about 11 years, so I decided to bite the bullet. it's got plenty of power to make it through the few thick and long patches I get, and I don't have a huge yard, so I...
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    THE JUNGLE BOOK (2016) -- Anyone here seen it?

    My review would match Steve's pretty well. I saw this with the entire family last Saturday (including my brother-in-law and my adult son), and I loved it. I found it incredibly engrossing and entertaining, and nobody in our party of 8 had anything negative to say about it. Hats off to Jon...
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    Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice in 2016!

    I guess I disagree with this. He already wanted to use his powers for the good of mankind when he was 12 years old. Then his father killed the inner hero with his "The world is a scary place. Be Afraid. Don't trust. Don't hope for the best in people, expect the worst. Your safety and security...
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    2016 NFL Off-Season Thread

    Johnny, I can only find two rushers with more yards in their first 4 seasons: Eric Dickerson and Earl Campbell (and EC only beat out TD by 44 yards). Not Adrian Peterson, not Emmitt Smith, not Barry Sanders, not Walter Payton, not OJ Simpson, not LaDanian Tomlinson, not Jim Brown or Gale Sayers...
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    What makes a Western and Western?

    This is a great question, and years ago, I would have answered that it was obviously the historical time period in which the story takes place. What changed that for me was Firefly. That show was set in the future, but the characters, stories, and overall tone all feel more like a western than...
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    2015 NFL Season Discussion

    What? McDaniels was fined $50,000 by the league for NOT reporting it. When the Broncos team office found out about it, they reported it to the NFL. The filming was done by the video guy that McDaniels worked with while part of the Patriot's organization during the original Spygate controversy...