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  1. whateveritis1224

    Gun Control

    I really hope this wasn't a case where they wanted to get him on attempted murder but had to go with a lesser charge to make sure they received a conviction just because he's white and the person he shot at is black. (I go to the Dick Wolf school of Law, so who knows if I'm even close to how a courtroom works or how serious the conviction was versus attempted murder)
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    Thoughts and Prayers!!!

    \ Peoples lives were lost, this is not the time to politicize the issue.
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    Don't Just Impeach Trump—Annul His Presidency

    It doesn't sound like making people forget, it sounds like an annulment would remove Trump's entire cabinet and revert all laws to what they were when Obama left office. Officially it would be like Trump was never President, but you bet the entire ordeal would live on in history books as long as America was a country.
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    Post-Practice Presser - August 17

    Does Martinez even have more upside? Right now it appears the only thing he's demonstrably better is his athleticism.
  5. Oh I agree. The only hyperbolic statement is that it was the hiring of Frost specifically that saved the sellout streak.
  6. I think the quote is a little hyperbolic in that specifically the hiring of Scott Frost saved the streak. If they retained Riley, I believe that it would have ended this year. If they had hired a different coach, one not as exciting as Scott, then I believe the fans would have taken a wait and see and the streak would have ended next year if that coach could not show progression through year 1.
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    BTN Big Ten Elite to Showcase 1997 Nebraska

    I would say if you want to use examples of tough games, you might want to use something other than the NC game against the number 1 or 2 team in the country. Miami needed something like an 80 yard int return to close out Boston College and 05 USC needed a 70 yard pass play in the last minute and the Bush push to get by Notre Dame are really the only equivalents to '97 NU-MU. Now this isn't to say that NU would not have killed Michigan (can't see Michigan's offense doing anything if Tennessee's offense could barely get started).
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    Last Chance U

    Season 3 is now available. Quick review halfway through the season: Don't like the coach and how he's always threatening to cut people. The yelling is whatever, but telling them to F off and get off the football field because they're cut? There are better ways to motivate. Kids are kids, they are either not focusing on the grades situation as much or the "lead" players are better at the school part. Honas gets a cameo (name is not mentioned, team plays Butler CC and 2 on defense is shown a number of times).
  9. The whole reason the Trade Federation attacked Naboo was a manipulation (there's something about an important good for the Trade Federation being unreasonably taxed, or it was a trade lane, I'm too tired to look it up right now) by Palpatine as a false flag operation to first remove the sitting Supreme Chancellor and second to use the invasion to gain sympathy votes to become the Supreme Chancellor. He then turned public opinion away from an institution that had helped keep the piece for 1000 years so that when Mace and his posse go to arrest him it becomes easy justification for their eradication in the 3 minutes of screen time (because again Palps ordered the Clone Army with the thing that made them turn on the Jedi to wipe them out).
  10. The overarching plot of the prequels is the fall of the Republic and Jedi engineered by Palpatine.
  11. It was more how the darkside rose. Palpatine used a false flag operation to gain sympathy and manipulated his position to be elected to Supreme Chancellor. Then he created an exterior threat to make sure he kept the power while also stripping freedoms. Eventually getting to the point where he turned the Republic to an authoritative Empire to "Thunderous Applause". The acting and dialogue are sketchy at best through the entire Prequel Trilogy, but the overarching plot I will defend.
  12. Talking about Episode III, he goes deep into why the turn makes sense. Basically he chose the Sith side/Padme and Sideous informed him that to get enough power to save Padme he would need to wipe out the Jedi. Hence his attack on the Temple. All the Prequels are not good movies. The overall story, though, was good, just told poorly. The dialogue in all movies is overall not good and the acting is spotty at best. On top of that they did Padme dirty in ROTS. All of the Rebellion starting scenes were cut for some reason (there was also a really great scene where Padme, Bail, and others meet with Palpatine in his office and Anakin's there).
  13. I forgot to mention it in my initial post but here are my thoughts that I posted on Reddit thread I learned this news from: I guess Seth Rogen also went back an forth with them (mostly about the logistics of their plan and the fact that they have no f'n clue what they are doing). This terrible idea would have just been lost to the depths of the internet, but because Rian decided to bring it out to the light all it is doing is providing them a platform. I should have posted this months ago, but I forgot and I couldn't really put my thoughts to words. There was a large backlash to how Superman was portrayed in both Man of Steel and BvS by critics and how he wasn't Superman as seen in this story: https://birthmoviesdeath.com/2016/03/30/superman-and-the-damage-done Unfortunately I could not locate the gentleman's thoughts on Luke and TLJ for comparison, but the general consensus from Media/Critics has been the Luke that was portrayed in TLJ was an extension of where he was at from the OT. The general consensus of Superman in his main 2 movies was that it was terrible (even though it was a new continuity and one person's idea of Superman). Why does one portrayal get a pass for the differences from the previous portrayal/portrayals and the other gets ripped to shreds? Is it because they like Johnson more than Snyder? This isn't addressing you specifically MC, as you are the most vocal TLJ lover here and I think you mentioned liking MoS and BvS, it's just an observation about a seemingly double standard.
  14. Saw Jurassic World: Lost Kingdom.  Franchise has turned into more of a monster movie for Dinosaurs, but it was enjoyable outside a few cringe parts. Think the marketing did the movie dirty by showing what happens once the Dinos are off the island.

    1. Toe


      I mean, it turned into that back in 1997. The sense of wonder and gee whiz is long gone, unless you're a kid too young to remember the original.

  15. http://www.indiewire.com/2018/06/rian-johnson-baits-star-wars-trolls-remake-the-last-jedi-1201977410/ I'm starting to really dislike Rian. He got a lot of crap for TLJ (a good amount undeserved), but why do you have to do this? Here's Hamill's response:
  16. Surprise result of the day, Iceland drew with Argentina 1-1.  Skol

    1. The Dude

      The Dude

      Saw people celebrating on the internet.


      Realized it was a tie.


      lol soccer

    2. ZRod


      World cup is fine with ties in the first round. It really shouldn't matter anyways that early.

    3. corncraze


      Vacationing here now! Yesterday was awesome!

  17. Except the parts that aren't or will be made non-canon by a future iteration (Poe met Rey at the end of the TFA official novel, but that was changed so they could first meet at the end of TLJ).
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    Han Solo Spinoff Confirmed

    Talking about general perception. There was very little backlash when Episode VII came out and both Critics and Audiences liked it a lot. Also my feel is that the backlash came later, like 6 months or so after TFA was released. There definitely was not an immediate turn on the movie within a week of its release like there was with TLJ (at least on the audience side). Maybe I am looking through rose colored glasses on this subject.
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    Han Solo Spinoff Confirmed

    FTFY. When episode VII came out there was little to no backlash and per the chart above 88% of audiences liked it. With TLJ, while critics liked it, most of the general audience did not like it. I also pointed out the most likely general reasons for the Box Office failure of Solo above (though it probably is a combination of them all).
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    Boba Fett Movie

    https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/star-wars-boba-fett-movie-is-happening-james-mangold-direct-1113273 Hadn't seen a topic on this, but this dropped the same day as Solo released. IMO a great idea would be to have the guy who played Boba in AOTC (Daniel Logan) meet up with a clone (Rex from TCW/Rebels animated series or Obi-Wan's Clone Commander Cody) played by the guy who played Jango (Temueara Morrison). Boba's been hired by the Empire to catch a deserter and it ends up being this clone. Cue morals and everything and what makes Boba different from the clones despite having the same DNA.
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    Han Solo Spinoff Confirmed

    I don't buy that the extreme drop off is just because alt-righters didn't like TLJ. Sure it's a factor, but I think it's more that the majority of people (according to Rotton Tomatoes) did not like it. The other factors is that it was released over Memorial Day (whose best weekend ever was just under $140 million by a POTC movie), the apathy and bad press caused by fans not liking TLJ and the general direction of Lucasfilm movies (All other Star Wars films have Audience/Critics are within 10-15 points, TLJ is close to 50 points), the stories coming from Solo production tanked interest and hype (Alden needing an acting coach and the firing of directors who had directed well liked movies like Lord and Miller had the biggest news), and finally it being the 3rd "tentpole" movie in a month (following Avengers: IW and Deadpool 2). I'm single, I don't have a family, so I can see a movie for $10-$15. Families (2 kids and 2 adults) need to drop at least $50.00 in Nebraska, but even more in other states. I believe if they would have kept the December release schedule, it would have performed better. Chart of Star Wars Rotton Tomatoes scores (only one outlier):
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    Boba Fett Movie

    I see what you did there. I'm down for anything Star Wars, but I'm not sure what will bring my hype back up to what it was right after TFA (which I rate right up there with the OT, Rogue One was decent, TLJ was a disappointment, Solo was a fun ride).
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    Boba Fett Movie

    I'm with you on not really caring for Boba, but because he only had at most 5 minutes of screen time on film in the OT (though his story has been fleshed out more in the cartoons versus the PT), the only history he has is the old legends continuity. I will be 100% against a Dread Pirate Roberts with the Boba Fett armor though.