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  1. I think it may be all contained in the DC movies thread. I just looked and couldn't find it either. Also, whoever wrote that doesn't know the difference between a copyright and a trademark, but that doesn't change the fact that Captain Marvel now has to go by Shazam! Which makes introductions difficult, I could imagine. "Hi, I'm . . ." scribbles name furiously so he doesn't turn back into Billy Batson . . . other person backs away slowly.
  2. I feel your pain, Badger. I had to set up about five different online accounts during the application/onboarding process for the job I just started. And this was the more streamlined company of the two I applied for. Thankfully, I got the job. I don't know if I'd have had the endurance to go through the nonsense repeatedly. Good luck.
  3. I think the most likely explanation for the look of the scars is that the director said to give him some gnarly scars, with little thought put into what caused them. Agreed, it looks more like a shrapnel wound than a bullet wound.
  4. Aside from making the stupid assertion that 40 year old white men aren't capable of critiquing A Wrinkle in Time*, I didn't find anything particularly offensive or targeted as anti-40 year old white male about the speech, taken in context. My takeaway was that she wanted to see more female critics in the mix, who approach movies aimed at women from a female perspective. And I think it's a valid point. My wife and I like pretty much the same kind of stuff, but when discussing different shows, it's very clear that she approaches stories from a completely different angle than I do. Things that bug me don't bug her and vice versa. *A good critic can apply fairly objective criteria, and also take note that they're only providing one perspective. A Wrinkle in Time had some objective problems based on fairly universal storytelling principles. The real problem she's seeing is that most critics suck at their craft, and that Rotten Tomatoes frequently lists hacks who can't handle basic grammar in the "pro" column on their site. But Larson's main point was that she wasn't being interviewed by any female critics when on the CM press tour. Which is kind of silly, given that there are plenty of female critics, even if lesser known, who have good genre knowledge and might better represent the target audience for her movie.
  5. I'm thinking "90's action movie" is what they were going for. They've made a big deal of each MCU movie having a different genre of its own, and given the marketing it seems to fit. Still haven't seen it. I was sick last week, wife has the same thing this week. Probably next week.
  6. So, someone thought it would be a good idea to have one AI train another AI to replace us. They even made a guessing "game." A random article about the project: https://techcrunch.com/2019/02/20/can-you-guess-which-face-is-real-and-which-is-computer-generated/ Direct link to the guessing "game" (i.e., help train your replacements): http://www.whichfaceisreal.com Here's a more detailed explanation of the tech from https://thispersondoesnotexist.com/
  7. By "monopoly" do you mean that only agents of the state use violence, or that the state determines what the acceptable use of violence is among the citizenry (whether self-defense, medical necessity or otherwise)?
  8. Got scooped while doing a longer version of the same gag.
  9. Sometimes necessary, and should always be applied judiciously. As for punching Nazis, sometimes it's necessary: And sometimes not so much: (The second is Richard Spencer getting sucker punched.) I think you could make an argument that hate speech, and inciting violence are forms of violence, but you shouldn't be applying physical violence unless there's an immediate threat. No matter how satifsying it may be.
  10. I, for one, am shocked and amazed to find poor writing on Supergirl. Shocked, I say!
  11. Sarah Palin probably saw it from her porch and forgot to tell anyone.
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