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re: Al Franken #himtoo - Baloo
[quote]Original cast has said it was all shenanigans. Blow, booze, sex and what would now be considered sexual harrassment, groping and innuendo.[/quote] I haven't read it in a long time, but memory serves that there were several anecdotes in the SNL oral history Live From New York which port...
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re: “Get Out” classified as Comedy for Golden Globes - Internet says that’s racist - Baloo
It's almost as if the Golden Globes is corrupt. Someone should get on this. ...
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re: Finally watched Last of the Mohicans - Baloo
The book the movie is based on is utter shite. It's a horrible, horrible book, but its one of the first truly American novels, so it has survived despite the fact it would be better as kindling than as reading material. Some of the problems with the film are with the fact nothing can revive the novel...
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re: Civil War Buffs: Lionsgate set to make biopic about Ulysses S. Grant - Baloo
[quote]The film will be based upon Pulitzer Prize winning author Ron Chernow’s new biography Grant[/quote] Great book, but it is a critical reappraisal of Grant's presidency that I'm gonna go out on a limb and guess a few people on this board are not gonna like. But the tide on Grant has been tur...
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re: Thor: Ragnarok ( Spoiler Thread ) - Baloo
[quote]Thor>All other Heroes[/quote] I wasn't really in the superhero fight thread because, well, I don't care. That's not really what interests me about the characters, so I'll leave it to y'all. That said, Dr. Strange is basically a god in the Marvel universe and the reason he is almost alwa...
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re: The Ringers "The 50 Best Superhero Movies Of All Time" - Baloo
The problem with the list is that the metrics are all on different scales, so it makes no sense to simply add them. Also, even if they did that well, it would make for a boring list. Have a damn opinion. Be subjective. But also, there's no choice on there to justify the list. Not a surprise ranki...
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re: 2017-18 NHL Season Long Thread - Baloo
Caps play their best game of the season so far and beat the Pens 4-1. Need a lot more games like this because complete efforts have been few and far between this season. But that behind the back, between the defender's legs pass by Backstrom for the second goal was sickly sweet. Holtby is the 2nd...
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re: Louis CK next celeb subject of sexual harassment allegations - Baloo
Louis CK has been dropped by Netflix and now FX. His executive producer credit has been removed from all shows on those services and he will receive no income in the future from them....
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re: Louis CK next celeb subject of sexual harassment allegations - Baloo
I think it is psychological, but in this case, its not about power. The timeline doesn't work. Most incidents seem to be from 2001-2005 when ,frankly, Louis CK wasn't a huge name. He didn't re-emerge as a comedic force until 2006. From 2001-05, he was a working comic without an album and no movies/s...
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re: Louis CK next celeb subject of sexual harassment allegations - Baloo
I'm positive he did it. This story has been around forever, and we were just waiting for someone to put their name behind it. Jen Kirkman had, at first, but she later recanted. But Tig Notaro has been pretty relentless in her criticisms of Louis CK. She had a big interview in splitsider (I think...
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re: What do we make of all these sexual allegations against actors and the higher ups? - Baloo
I've refused for years to watch Woody Allen or Roman Polanski films because of their abuses. In Polanski's case, its not even an allegation... he was convicted. It's gross, horrible, and a terrible abuse of power. I also think the more power one gets in any industry, the more likely one is to th...
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re: 2017-18 NHL Season Long Thread - Baloo
[quote]Of course some nerd took it a step further to account for original 6 teams being on the list and having more games. [/quote] Well, it's a pretty obvious point. The Flames and Oilers haven't existed nearly as long as Original Six teams. Nor did they exist as Alberta rivals in the fight happ...
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re: Postulating about the MCU Post-Infinity War - Baloo
[quote] lot to work with. The problem with the FF is that you have to found it with the whole "Family" thing, that's why it works. And to build that, she has to play Mommy, which kind of ruins any path forward for the character, hence why she can't cross any lines and is often only serving as a foil...
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re: Postulating about the MCU Post-Infinity War - Baloo
[quote]And that's a good well rounded team with BP, Strange, and Widow as focal points. The question is about Bucky and taking Caps mantle. I do wonder what they do with that. I think it's obvious, and audiences would actually like it. And I do really like Stan in the role. [/quote] He's also che...
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re: Postulating about the MCU Post-Infinity War - Baloo
Disney traumatized several generations of children with Bambi. They will kill off major characters. There will not be gratuitous death, but there will be death. The other way to look at future movies is to ask: What acclaimed comic stories haven't been told? Kraven's Last Hunt Korvacs Saga K...
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re: Postulating about the MCU Post-Infinity War - Baloo
Marvel potentially buying out Fox will certainly play a huge role in future plans. I love Kang, and I sincerely believe he is the best villain in the Avengers canon... he's also tied up in the Fantastic Four for reasons I don't really want to get in to... let's just say Comics are Confusing and move...
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re: Thor: Ragnarok ( Spoiler Thread ) - Baloo
Finally saw it. It was a fun, light-hearted film and I'm all in on Jeff Golbluum being Jeff Goldbluum. It was a fluff piece, and I'd hesitate to call it a good movie or anything, but it was a great popcorn delivery system. However, to give it credit, it was the closest we will likely ever see to ...
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re: 2017-18 NHL Season Long Thread - Baloo
Stamkos lost his shite after about five minutes of absolutely terrible calls all going against the Bolts, including one that took a goal off the board. He lost it when the Rangers got a power play out of a straight fight, which should have being coinciding majors. Instead, Tampa also got a slashing c...
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re: 2017-18 NHL Season Long Thread - Baloo
SB Nation has a cool article on NHL Halloween costumes. The Letangs costume is ridiculous, and apparently required help from the local college of art. Mad respect to that level of game. https://www.sbnation.com/nhl/2017/10/31/16565334/nhl-halloween-costumes-best-worst...
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re: 2017-18 NHL Season Long Thread - Baloo
This Vegas start is super fun though I think the bottom will fall out eventually They are getting outchanced by a huge margin, and they are going through goalies at a shocking rate. Eventually, the goalies are gonna crack, and it could get ugly. Then, it will be a fun contest of seeing whether they ...
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