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  1. Michael*

    Supergirl

    For something that's ostensibly aimed at a family audience, the show continues to impress in its handling of weighty subject matter. We saw it last year with Alex coming out and they're on form again with the J'onn and M'yrnn stuff, a storyline that could have been a terrible mess had they gotten it wrong. Some of the Mon-El stuff felt like the writers acknowledging complaints, but not necessarily admitting mistakes. It was satisfying though to hear Kara tell him to shut up and call him out on what a berk he was in S2.
  2. Michael*

    Watching right now

    Man alive, doesn't it just.
  3. Michael*

    Westworld

    Looks like they're opening the story into the real world. I was quite happy to see that because I had this sneaking suspicion that they might just confine things to the park and that the potential narrative could be limited. That's not going to be happening, which is a huge plus. Side note, but I thought it was an interesting reveal that the park is in Asia. I wonder if the location will take on more relevance as we roll through the season.
  4. Michael*

    Westworld

    It was an odd one, because the rampage definitely wasn't what I expected. Maeve went on one in S1 to get out of Westworld, which we then learned was just code, but her breaking that code to escape and find her 'daughter' felt like a real turning point for the character. Dolores seemed to reach a similar turning point, only to go straight into 'kill all humans' mode. I guess it all goes back to the question of whether Ford is still pulling the strings in some way, although I'm not sure if it's really necessary that the consciousness of the robots is still in question at this point.
  5. Michael*

    Football

    Interesting. Will you picking someone to root for at the World Cup or just enjoying the spectacle?
  6. Michael*

    Newbie here!

    Hello, good evening and welcome @gipsyraya_
  7. Michael*

    Westworld

    So, S2 picked up right where the story left off. Dolores is a strange one, she actually seems more like a robot now than she did at the beginning. Maeve too, but maybe to a lesser extent. It was tough to get on board with the theory that if a robot became fully self aware it would instantly go on a murderous and sadistic rampage, that just felt a little too much like a sci-fi trope to me. Overall though, I thought it did a good job of following up with the characters while also laying the groundwork for whatever the new, ongoing story arc is going to be.
  8. Michael*

    Football

    Who's your team then, @jkjk?
  9. Michael*

    Tomb Raider (2018)

    Finally saw it last night, 'twas watchable but not what I'd call good. Alicia Vikander did a commendable job with what she was given and has good emotional range, it just felt somewhat wasted in an otherwise mediocre story. There's a chance, if the movie makes its money back, that we may see a stronger sequel. There are different strengths in different media of course, but it would seem that Hollywood is still mostly clueless on how to take a genuinely good video game and turn it into a genuinely good movie. For some reason they can do it with books, but not games. Perhaps one of these days, the right director will come along and work it out.
  10. Michael*

    Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)

    Recently, Zack Snyder has been attempting to explain some of the subtext of Batman v Superman, and some of the results have been quite amusing. Here's one of the scenes from the film, in which Wayne wakes up from a nightmare with a woman in his bed. A Robert Mapplethorpe painting can be seen on his wall while he takes painkillers.
  11. Michael*

    General Celebrity Gossip

    That really came out of nowhere. I must confess, I only have a passing familiarity with his music, but 28 is way too young.
  12. Michael*

    Football

    Of the many managers we've had, Di Canio's analysis of the problem was perhaps closest to being the correct one, and he seemed to zero in on Cattermole as one of the worst culprits. Looking back, I suppose you'd have to say Paolo had the right idea about a lot of things, it's just that you'd have to be a decent manager and be of sound mind to pull off what he was trying to do.
  13. Michael*

    Football

    At the moment, it's hard not to picture the countless battle hardened League One sides who'll no doubt be sharpening the knives for us, but let's hope so. Get promoted back into the Championship and we'll likely feel a lot better about ourselves than if we'd merely survived for a couple of seasons in an extremely competitive second tier.
  14. Michael*

    Football

    Much obliged, Fred. It seems too simplistic to pin the blame entirely on Ellis Short who until recently was ploughing his own money into the club and still seems prepared to pay the bills until a buyer is found. He would have bought Sunderland with eyes on the riches of the Premier League, and I've few complaints with owners running football clubs as businesses and aiming to make a profit. Of course, where his stewardship has failed is that the culture of the club has stunk through a mixture of poor appointments, squandered cash and mercenary players. To that end, I've been surprised that Lee Cattermole hasn't come in for more criticism. He was captain for relegations from the Premier League and the Championship, and throughout the "wrong'uns in the dressing room" period, which went on for so long that even the Secret Footballer wrote about it. Honestly, he'd be the first player that I'd like to see the back of, probably even more so than Rodwell.
  15. Michael*

    Football

    I'd been prepared for this day for quite a while, so much so that by the time it eventually got around to becoming a reality, it was fairly painless. Ineptitude and an absence of fighting spirit is a deadly combination.
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