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    Poll: I watched Gran Torino on TV subtitled in Japan...

    I watched Gran Torino on TV subtitled in Japan once and it's amazing what effect scrubbing out most of the protagonist's most offensive language can have.
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    Poll: This piece by Alison Willmore does an excellent...

    This piece by Alison Willmore does an excellent job of unpacking the power and fantasy of the orientalism in Isle of Dogs and American filmmaking in general: "Orientalism Is Alive And Well In...
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    Poll: The core story about the relationship between dog...

    The core story about the relationship between dog and master, dog and self, and dog and dog is really lovely and brought me to tears, in no small part due to exquisite framing and incredible...
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    Thanks for sharing this. This is a really...

    Thanks for sharing this. This is a really interesting piece.
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    Um, Tomb Raider makes money for Warner Bros. Not...

    Um, Tomb Raider makes money for Warner Bros. Not Disney. So what the hell are y'all talkin' about?
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    I'm on board if Joan Cusack just adopts the...

    I'm on board if Joan Cusack just adopts the identity of Indiana Joan and lives her life accordingly.
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    Forget Indiana Joan, let's get Indiana Joans. A...

    Forget Indiana Joan, let's get Indiana Joans. A whole damn fleet of them!
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    I can see how this could be disastrous, but I...

    I can see how this could be disastrous, but I honestly really want this.
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    Poll: This movie was about nothing.

    This movie was about nothing.
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    Poll: I enjoyed The Last Jedi and I am also concerned...

    I enjoyed The Last Jedi and I am also concerned about the trends related to the contemporary dominance of the franchise output of one particular media company occupying the vast majority of screens.
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    Poll: I'm not saying there aren't some people in...

    I'm not saying there aren't some people in Hollywood who just want to put in a day's work to get a check and go home, or execs or people in creative positions that think really cynically about their...
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    Poll: I like the Last Jedi. I whole heck of a lot. But...

    I like the Last Jedi. I whole heck of a lot. But probably most movies are labors of love for a lot of people involved in them, so that's a really weak defense.
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    Poll: That's kind of amazing to hear. What a bizarre...

    That's kind of amazing to hear. What a bizarre choice.
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    Poll: This was so foreshadowed in Black Panther that...

    This was so foreshadowed in Black Panther that there was essentially no suspense to it. One of the film's sloppiest plot points.
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    Poll: I loved this and am tempted to go see it again...

    I loved this and am tempted to go see it again soon, provided it stays in theaters much longer. I feel bad for countries that are only getting this on Netflix.

    I really liked Walter Chaw's read on...
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    11.65 out of 15 GB. 77%. I seem to do larger file...

    11.65 out of 15 GB. 77%. I seem to do larger file transfers mostly by Dropbox and other services now, so it seems like that last 3 gigs might last a very long time. If I ever do need to pare down,...
  17. Half Nelson is a good thing to call those people,...

    Half Nelson is a good thing to call those people, probably.
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    http://i1133.photobucket.com/albums/m600/fishbulb2...

    http://i1133.photobucket.com/albums/m600/fishbulb2007/ad2.jpg
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    The quotes are and I mean... This doesn't...

    The quotes are
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    I mean... This doesn't sound like cynical sneaky moneygrubbing sneakytimes or even braggadocio so much as "We wanted Snoke to be mysterious but to inform my performance both...
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    One of my favorite things about job postings now...

    One of my favorite things about job postings now is that they typically omit the compensation range.

    Why yes, I'd love to spend 3 hours tailoring my resumé and writing a cover letter for a...
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    That’s kind of a visually neat scene, but I’m not sure that it would add much of anything to the movie.
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    Also the juxtaposition of "blah Oldman's 'your...

    Also the juxtaposition of "blah Oldman's 'your turn' win" with "YES! Deakins and Ivory wins at last!" was hilarious.
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    I skipped the Oscars this year. But man, the...

    I skipped the Oscars this year. But man, the reasoning Rolling Stone gives for thinking Shape of Water shouldn't have won is bleeeeeeeh. People should be disappointed that it won for the reason I...
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    I forget since I've only seen it once. Does every...

    I forget since I've only seen it once. Does every ending have Madeline Kahn doing this? Or is it not part of the ending?

    Because it's a significantly lesser movie if it doesn't include this.

    ...
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    Didn't a Marvel or DC movie do this with its...

    Didn't a Marvel or DC movie do this with its post-credits scenes? Or did they chicken out and cram all 3 or 4 in? Or did they just upload them all to YouTube?
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