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  1. Justice League Film

    What I'm saying is that Snyder's a one-trick pony--grim, gritty, bloody, dark spectacles do not a vibrant superhero universe make. They could stand to brighten things up a bit. It doesn't have to "copy" Marvel, but it should mirror the general tone of the comics these characters come from. Superman is not grappling with seeing the difference between right and wrong and figuring out his role in the world.
  2. 2017-18 NFL Thread

    Vikings in a good place at 8-2. Sadly I think they'll have to go 14-2 to have a shot at home field advantage in the playoffs.
  3. Political Discussion Thread (With Rules)

    Sometimes I think we should trade economic assistance for denuclearization, because then we could scale down our own arsenal as well.
  4. Political Discussion Thread (With Rules)

    His successor could do any/all of the following to assure people things have changed: 1. Relinquish state control of the press 2. Allow full freedom of speech and assembly 3. Stop persecuting dissidents 4. Withdraw from Ukraine 5. Withdraw support for Assad 6. Admit interference with foreign politics
  5. Justice League Film

    SW 8 is coming out soon too. By comparison, Avengers 1 was the 5th or 6th film in the MCU, and it did nearly triple JL's box office numbers the first weekend. They need to fully abandon the Snyder ethos in subsequent films.
  6. Political Discussion Thread (With Rules)

    Just a point of correction--Ms. Tweeden was never a soldier. She was in a flak jacked because USO members, while in transit, are required to wear them. The kiss photo and photo of her grabbing a perfomer's butt are only relevant if it takes place after the alleged incident in question.
  7. Martial Hero

    Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines, Korea, Burma/Myanmar and India also have their own martial traditions and legends.
  8. Real Locations that should be fantasy

    This is Duart Castle, ancestral home of Clan MacLean. The Isle of Mull is also the ancestral home of Clan Maclaine of Lochbuie, though their(our) castle is less impressive, more of a keep. It is the home of my paternal ancestry. Rolling green hills and standing stones, etc.
  9. It's tracking for a sub-100 million dollar opening, which for a 300 million dollar film is terrible.
  10. I'm trying to compile a list of great films showcasing the cinematic renditions of "gun fu", sniper skills and fast draw/gunslinger skills and tricks. For me the obvious start is John Woo--The Killer, A Better Tomorrow 1 and 2, and Hard Boiled are, I think, the best HK gun fu films. Add to that Equilibrium, Ultraviolet, the Matrix Series, John Wick 1 and 2, and Shoot Em Up. Wanted rounds out a baker's dozen. Sniper films are trickier, but offhand I'd say Enemy at the Gates (for a more realistic sniper duel), the Sniper series starring Tom Berenger, and both Shooter the film and the tv series. Concealment and making difficult long range shots are the major skills showcased. Gunslinger films focus on quick draw, trick shots and firing from horseback, among other things. The Eastwood spaghetti westerns, Django Unchained, The Shootist, True Grit, Magnificent Seven. Maybe El Mariachi, Desperado and Once Upon a Time in Mexico might count as a modern Mexican Western. Of course there are anime, comics and tv shows that also showcase firearms skills and super-skills. But I figure this is a good start.
  11. And now, for your daily dose of cute...

    I don't know why that breed of cat is so popular.
  12. Political Discussion Thread (With Rules)

    Based upon a single incident of intermediate seriousness(where 1 = an inappropriate comment and 10 = forcible rape, a forced kiss and mocked groping picture is about a 5, plus or minus 1), with no due process? No thanks. He's made a full apology, she accepted the apology, and he called for an ethics investigation into his behavior(an unprecedented request, apparently). Proportionality and equity in punishment are real things in the law, maybe they should be outside the law as well.
  13. WWYCD: Justifiable Homicide?

    Most of my characters would wonder what prevented the precog from disabling the future shooter instead.
  14. Political Discussion Thread (With Rules)

    If we can figure out how organized crime syndicates work, we can figure out how the wrong people get guns, identify the potential choke points in that process, and adjust our regulatory and enforcement approach accordingly. To wit, the first thing to do is eliminate prohibitions on firearms-related research by government agencies or sponsored by government grants. The second thing to do is to fully fund the enforcement arm of the BATF. The third thing to do is to ensure that the information provided to the background check system is as thorough and up to date as possible.
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