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#1 sammyjenkis898
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Strongest episode yet. Opening being the highlight.

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Nearly every actress I find attractive these days is 30+.

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#3  Edited By sammyjenkis898
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@Brutal_Elitegs said:

Porco's is just a lot of fun.

Now watch Millennium Actress, bro.

Yes, well, it would take a lot for me to see if you're right.

It'll happen this week.

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Jurassic World wasn't far ahead of the competition. It brought in 30.9.

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#5  Edited By sammyjenkis898
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@Brutal_Elitegs said:
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I was holding out for a theatrical release, but the town I was in at the time of its release only screened it dubbed. So I went with your method.

Good Ghibli. Initially felt it was gonna be a rehash of Sen's arc, but that didn't last. Has that universal concept at its core (isolated childhood and all that jazz) and, of course, it's gorgeous to look at. Not on par with their previous two masterworks, but it's probably the more fitting swan song.

I think the only Ghibli dub I actually love is Porco's. Mononoke's is pretty good though.

I watched Spirited Away's dub once, and that was enough for me. I couldn't take more than five minutes of Totoro's.

EDIT: Actually, I saw The Wind Rises dubbed in theaters. A mixed bag.

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@Brutal_Elitegs said:
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRd13-JxBkQ

I was holding out for a theatrical release, but the town I was in at the time of its release only screened it dubbed. So I went with your method.

Good Ghibli. Initially felt it was gonna be a rehash of Sen's arc, but that didn't last. Has that universal concept at its core (isolated childhood and all that jazz) and, of course, it's gorgeous to look at. Not on par with their previous two masterworks, but it's probably the more fitting swan song.

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The Incredibles.

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He's not dead. There are on set photos of him in scenes we have yet to see. Gonna assume the ammunition was nonlethal.

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@Aljosa23 said:
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Eh, it's as sleazy as the first season, and the dialogue is still completely on the surface. It just depends how well the actors can work on Pizzolatto's drivel.

I'm not writing it off after one episode. I mean, let's be honest, the first season was filled to the brim with cliches. I read a critic describe the series as trash coated in gold, which I think is pretty accurate. We'll see if the gold is still intact.

Feels like the dialogue is a bit worse this time around. At no point in season 1 did I find myself constantly cringing (it was more like an occasional cringe). Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey weren't given the best writing to work with, but they pulled it off bravado. Coming out of less talented actors like Vince Vaughn and Colin Farrell, it's not working as well for me. Rachel McAdams did a bit better, but there are still things that they wrote in for her that annoyed the hell out of me, such as her randomly flipping off and cussing security when leaving a club, what a badass :|.

McConaughey's dialogue, especially in the first episode, could get pretty grating. Pizzolatto's dialogue always serves the plot in some blunt manner, provides trash for the characters to spew (the insult Farrell throws to the bully is akin to the one Harrelson says to Daddario), or directly provides existentialist ramblings of his characters. These are really the only modes he operates in.

Vaughn is the most worrisome, I agree. I didn't have any faith in him going into this and this episode didn't change much. We'll see with the others. Pizzolato loves manly men and brooding, and he really laid it on thick here.

Still think McAdams will be the one worth mentioning when it's all said and done.

The thing about season 1 vs season 2 to me is that in season 1 Harrelson was like the audience who calls out McConaughey on his bullshit and that was entertaining. In this season, all the leads are brooding existentialist philosophers and there's no one there to call them out on their bullshit. Maybe Kitsch will be that guy? idk, we'll see. I still enjoyed the first episode for what it was - entertaining pulp narratives. I'm not expecting The Wire from this.

Yeah, that's pretty much what made the season for me. Those two were perfect together. Not expecting the sparks with these four.