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2017-08-11 05:32 pm
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Raiders of the Lost Ark

While I appreciate the rakish sexiness of Han Solo, I think that nothing can compare to peak Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones.
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2017-07-31 09:22 am
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Gane of Thrones

I hope Cersei dies a most horrible death, the worst death ever in Games of Thrones.
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2017-07-04 12:47 am
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Count of Monte Cristo

I'm currently watching and I'm always pleasantly surprised to be reminded that Henry Cavill was in this. He was such a baby in this, but even then, his wide, beaming smile is recognizable.
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2017-06-28 01:37 pm
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Doom/Grantchester

I'm currently watching Doom on HBO. I just realized that The Kid is now Leonard on Grantchester.
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2017-06-12 02:47 pm
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Congrats, Ben Platt!

In honor of Ben Platt winning Best Lead Actor in a Musical, here is Waving Through a Window:

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2017-05-24 07:53 am
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Ben Platt - For Forever (from Dear Evan Hansen)



I didn't know the story of Dear Evan Hansen before I heard this (Thank you, Stephen Colbert!) so listening to this song I thought Evan had a crush on whoever the friend he's talking about. I totally relate but Google tells me I'm wrong and it's about Evan lying about being friends with another character (Whatever, it still sounds like an unrequited love song to me, like On My Own). I desperately want to watch Ben Platt in Dear Evan Hansen.

What, I'm not crying; you're crying.
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2017-05-13 12:22 pm
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Sense8 Season 2

I just binged watched it and the long hiatus was worth it. It's better in so many ways than the first season. I was one of those people who was not really enamored with the show, and joked that I only stay for the clusterfucks (sorrynotsorry) but I'm glad I gave it another chance.

I think that the Wachowski excel at world-building -- I mean, look at The Matrix and Jupiter Ascending -- so it's fascinating what they cooked up for us in the 2nd season. Read more... )
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2017-05-13 02:45 am
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First Time Flippers

I've been watching this show on HGTV, partly in fascination but mostly in horror. This is the result of all those renovation shows that imply that it's so easy to reno a house and flip it for profit. Because these newbie flippers are just so cocky and ready for anything on Day 1 and just seems so beaten down on Day whatever, weeks beyond their initial deadline.

Seriously, I think of the 6 episodes I've watched, I think more than half have ended with them not being able to sell the house, and I think I've seen one to two marriages in need of couples counseling.
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2017-04-16 11:02 pm

Captain America: Civil War

aka Iron Man 4: Avengers Disassembled, Featuring The Avengers with Special Guest Star, Captain America.

Watching the Thor Ragnarok trailer recently just underscores the point that this movie was hijacked by both Kevin Feige and RDJ. It's less about Captain America and Bucky, and more about Tony Stark and his many, many issues. Which is sad because I love Steve and Bucky's relationship but it was sacrificed because 1) RDJ demanded more screentime, 2) they needed to introduce both Black Panther and Spider-man, and 3) Kevin Feige wanted to stick it to DC by making a better Vs blockbuster. Spider-Man and Ant-Man remain highlights of this one.

Natasha asks at one point: "Are you incapable of letting go of your ego for one goddamn second?" This is perhaps the overall theme of this movie.
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2017-04-16 10:29 pm

The Avengers: Age of Ultron

aka Iron Man 3.5: My Ego is More of an Asshole Than I Am.

The best thing about this is that party where Steve almost lifts Mjolnir. Good times.
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2017-04-16 10:27 pm

The Avengers

I think this still holds up. It works because Marvel invested time and money for the Iron Man, Captain America & Thor movies that came before this, introducing us to most of characters that will inhabit the Phase 2. I still can't, with that death.

"You people are so petty. And tiny!" is still one of my favorite quotes.
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2017-04-16 02:19 pm

Captain America First Avenger

This movie is an oddity because most of the characters would have been dead by the time Steve Rogers woke up from his ice coma. I think that's why many don't feel a connection to this movie as much. I still love it not just because of Chris Evans' starmaking turn as Captain America but for the Howling Commandos. For the little screentime they had, the director made each of the Howling Commandos pop up in their own way. Also, I love how it showed some of the pre-work Sebastian Stan did as Zola-experimented Bucky that would segue into The Winter Soldier.

We are all Peggy Carter:
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2017-04-16 12:33 pm

Thor

They're having a MCU Marathon (on Star Movies) that will lead up to the premiere of CA Civil War Tonight. No Iron Man movies, which is fine -- he/RDJ is already overexposed as it is. I forgot how heartbreaking that scene where Thor tries to lift Mjolnir and discovers that he can't.
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2017-04-06 12:58 pm

Big Little Lies

I just saw the finale again. Nicole (and Alex) for all the awards!!! When she's at the top of her game, no one can touch Nicole Kidman, not even her co-star Reese Witherspoon. Also, Laura Dern deserves awards for rising above the thankless role of Renata and making her pop.

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If you haven't watched this, run to HBO and watch it.
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2017-03-15 07:16 am

Iconic


I agree, musesfool. It works on almost every situation.
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2017-03-09 07:29 am

The Real O'Neals

Watching a shirtless Jay R Ferguson smoking his meat, is making me feel things. What a daddy.
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2016-12-27 12:00 pm

Sense8 Christmas Special

I said this before, I feel like I'm letting everyone down when I don't really like Sense8.

Except for the clusterfucks. That one I can appreciate, especially with Brian J Smith, Miguel Angel Silvestre & Max Riemelt (who I'm fond of because of Free Fall).
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2016-12-20 02:46 pm

People of Earth

I discovered People of Earth while I couldn't sleep one night. I'm so glad because this is a surprisingly delightful comedy about a group of weirdos who were abducted by aliens.
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2016-09-10 02:17 am
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I kinda love that the first few Stranger Things fics that I've seen are Steve/Nancy/Jonathan. Awesome.