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Thank you for the Foxtrot reference. That comic strip was rad.
If she was supposed to have some agency in this, then Lindelof wouldn’t be apologising now. I get sexy times swinging Kirk as a character, and thought the scene where he woke up in bed with two sexy ladies with tails was a good way to reflect that side of him. But making him peep at a subordinate officer who has explicitly asked him not to? That’s just creepy.
And so many of the reviews I read were like, “Oh, sexual tension with Carol and Kirk” and I got infuriated. Being a peeping Tom =\= sexual tension.
Your point that it is STAR TREK is exactly why I was disappointed. Star Trek is first and foremost a sci-fi soap opera. I’m not debating that. But the problem is that the underpinning of the Star Trek universe is a vision of a utopian future, where social issues are debated amidst the swashbuckling. This movie had some dazzling action scenes, and a beautiful initial sequence where Cumberbatch is introduced in London. But any actual discussion or character development is pre-emptied by a lot of punching, and simply making arch references to another film does nothing in terms of creating an actual plot. Star Trek was supposed to be about something more than just shoot-em-ups with aliens, and that is why I and others are complaining about substance. If you aren’t going to include that, why bother calling it Trek?
Don’t give up on a favorite sandwich! As an American, you have a right to substitutions! It’s Article 23 of the Constitution.
I just skipped over this entire article because it would likely make me sick, and I just had a fabulous meal of stir-fried tofu, greens, and vegan pesto. YUM!
I can’t believe that I’ve been following this, but didn’t Franco disavow Riff Raff as the inspiration for his character, which he claims he modeled on Dangeruss? Also, don’t go down that google hole. All you need to know is that Dangeruss was the white guy with dreads in Spring Breakers. I made the mistake of doing some more research and ended up listening to ‘My Fork’.
Best comments of all time. Nothing beats a well-placed Ian joke.
I know that I am supposed to hate Jedward but if I close my eyes I find “Lipstick” to be an incredibly catchy song. Whoa-oh! I’m heading for a car crash!
Today, I demonstrated competency in handling certain safety equipment on railroad tracks. It was a good day.
it’s better than other personality test, like enneagrams. (for those wondering, i am a istp and a 3.)
Tilda Swinton did a cameo on the amazing and understated BBC sitcom “Getting On” last week. It took me most of the episode to confirm it was indeed her.
Didn’t watch. Waiting for Liz and Gary.
What? Not David Petraeus?
In re: The Grandmasters — Is Tony Leung the hero? Is Tony Leung the villain? It doesn’t really matter. I’ve been watching Tony Leung films for years, and seen his characters perform horrible acts (collaborate with the Japanese during WWII! Disfigure a man with a ketchup bottle!) and still my only thought, base as it might be, is that I wouldn’t kick him out of bed for eating crackers.
Leslie Knope! C’mon, people! She’d fix the economy and still have the energy to make thoughtful handcrafted gifts for every American. Only problem: the White House may become a bit hoarder-y.
Hard Candy, facetaco. She was great in that.
I feel like I am officially an old because I don’t get what kids these days like about Mumford and Sons and fun. When I hear them, I am like “snoozefest!” and then start blasting some Duran Duran instead.
I loved Obsessed, if only for SPOILER ALERT the big catfight scene in the rafters between Beyonce and Ali Larter. That movie was all about Beyonce, quite frankly. Idris Elba could have showed up and spent the entire movie eating some cookies and it wouldn’t have made any difference, although it may have given us more time to watch Beyonce prepare for the catfight.
I live in London and can’t wait to see this! Unfortunately, only 10 people are allowed in at a time, so right now, there are waits of 90 minutes.
See, but her shirt makes me think of the stripey sweater John wears in half the episodes of Sherlock, so I can’t complain.
No. No no no no no. No he is not. Bandicoot Cumbersnatch 4-eva.
Bah. No Molesley?
No, no, no. If you want to see the “smelling his own fart” face, just google “Benedict Cumberbatch chins.”