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      We’re still doing this?  Absolutely!  Despite all the compelling reasons to just let everyone go home and enjoy and extended offseason, this is not an option.  The games must be played, and therefore we the long-suffering fans will feel compelled to watch.  Even games no reasonable football fan would choose to watch like, for example, today’s Redskins Jets game.   

      Today’s convergence of sadness features the 30th ranked scoring offense (Jets 14.4 ppg) versus the 32nd (Redskins 12.0 ppg).  The first team to 15 wins!  With no playoff aspirations the compelling story lines for this game are largely limited to watching young players (hopefully) develop.  Dwayne Haskins gets his first home start and Derrius Guice is back from injury.   
       
      My, reasonable, goals for today’s game:  
      1- Score a touchdown 
      2- Score more than 17 points.   
      3- Haskins throws for 200 yards or more with no interceptions  
      4- Guice runs the ball at least 10 times and finishes at 3.5 yards per carry and healthy.  
       
      Hoping for a win at this point feels like setting myself up for disappointment, so I’m happy to settle for an entertaining loss.  
       
      Special thanks to @pez for some excellent Guinness beef stew.  If you absolutely have to stand in a frozen parking lot at 9am, the best place to do it is at the Extremeskins Tailgate with Pez and @Huly.  Great fans, great people. 
       
      The Redskins have declared for the following players as inactive: 
      Paul Richardson  
      Colt McCoy 
      Deshazor Everett 
      Chris Thompson  
      Ross Pierschbacher 
      Vernon Davis  
      Tim Settle  
       
      The Jets declared the following players as inactive  
      Nate Hairston  
      Darryl Roberts  
      Paul Worrilow 
      Matthias Farley  
      CJ Mosley  
      Jordan Willis  
      Leo Koloamatangi 
       
      1st Quarter - Redskins 0 - 6 Jets
      If you wanted to sit in the cold and watch a football game with some Jets fans at FedEx, but were worried that there were not enough seats available, I have good news.  There’s plenty of space available, so come on down and prove you’re a real fan by sitting though this in person.
       
      Jets dominated the 1st quarter even though they only scored 6 points.  The reason being that Washington managed only 13 yards of offense and a single first down.  
       
      Question: Is it still a check down pass if the QB never looks at anyone else?
       
      2nd Quarter - Redskins 3 - 20 Jets
      The Jets have achieved an insurmountable 13 point lead early in the 2nd quarter.  All hope is lost.

      Is there a more perfect example of the Redskins offense than their first scoring drive in the 2nd quarter?  Interception gives the Redskins the ball on the Jets 16 yard line.  They proceed to march 10 yards backwards before kicking a field goal from the Jets 26.  It's perfect.  Two or three more field goals we can call it a day. 

      The Jets score again and if feels like they are are just piling on at this point.  Three touchdowns in the first half for them, just three points for the redskins.  Our streak of no touchdowns has now extended to 15 quarters. 
       
      3rd Quarter - Redskins 3 - 20 Jets
      There is a spider slowly descending from the ceiling in the press box and it's the most interesting thing that's happened during the third quarter of this game. 
       
      I have decided to allow the spider to live, provided it does not touch me.  I'm off to get some more caffeine. 

      4th Quarter - Redskins 17 - 34 Jets
      The first wave of Redskins fans, the few that are here, started streaming towards the exits after that 4th Jets touchdown.  As if the Jets didn't have this game wrapped up in the 2nd quarter. 
       
      Jet have now more than doubled their average points per game and have matched their season high of 34 points (and they missed two field goals in this game). 
       
      TOUCHDOWN REDSKINS!  THE DROUGHT IT OVER!  Guice took a short pass from Haskins  all the way to the house.  2 point conversion is successful on a pass from Haskins to Quinn. 
       
      The Redskins score another touchdown!  This feels like an embarrassment of riches, even if we are still certain to lose this game. 
       
      End of Game.
       
      Let's review those reasonable goals I mentioned earlier:
       
      1- Success.
      2- Close enough, I'm counting it
      3- Haskins did throw for over 200, but unfortunately did have an interception. 
      4- Guice was not given the opportunity to run the ball ten times today.  He did however score on a 45 yard TD pass and finish the game healthy.  I'll take it.
       
      Even though the Redskins lost, it was good to see the offense show some faint signs of life and end the streak of games without a TD.  The team looked competitive for much of the second half, and perhaps they could have made this a fun game if they carried that same energy throughout.  It was good to see Guice and Mclaurin show out today.  I think both of them have a future with this team that I look forward to seeing. 

       
       

       
       
       
       
       
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Groan, whats next, biopics on Barry Manilow, Liberace and George Micheal? Didn't care about them then, don't care about them now.

 

Just gimme my Zeppelin bio now, dammit. 

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23 minutes ago, Mournblade said:

Groan, whats next, biopics on Barry Manilow, Liberace and George Micheal? Didn't care about them then, don't care about them now.

 

Just gimme my Zeppelin bio now, dammit. 

 

I'm over the rock biopics.  I don't even know if I'd want to watch a Zeppelin one.  

 

However I understand biopics on Freddie Mercury and Elton John...although I think it's weird they made an Elton John movie when he's still alive.  But...Boy George?  I know a lot of Queen songs, I know a lot of Elton John songs...but outside of Karma Chameleon I can't think of one Boy George song.  Oh wait, Do You Really Want to Hurt Me?  I guess that makes two songs.  Boy George is nowhere near the musician/artist that Freddie Mercury and Elton John are.

 

 

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On 6/2/2019 at 9:00 AM, Renegade7 said:

Saw Godzilla: King of Monsters last night.  

 

It felt like someone strapped me to a chair and visually overloaded me.  Having said that, they used every throwback cliche from the movies you can think of: the lead ship for the counter attack that doesn't work, oldskool fight music towards the end, the stupid device used to control the monsters that backfires.  It felt like an American version of an 70s 80s Godzilla movie, for making my dad cheer and laugh for the flashback memories, I give it an B+.  

 

I can't give it an A, but I know Kong is going to be weird and they forshadowed Godzilla breaking bad which would mean a MechaGodzilla showdown maybe in the 4th film.  The the good thing about the monsterverse is there was already a plethora of monsters to choose from and they can still make new ones without apologizing.

Did you notice the Giant Metal Godzilla head at the primary base?

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On 6/2/2019 at 12:00 PM, Renegade7 said:

Saw Godzilla: King of Monsters last night.  

 

It felt like someone strapped me to a chair and visually overloaded me.  Having said that, they used every throwback cliche from the movies you can think of: the lead ship for the counter attack that doesn't work, oldskool fight music towards the end, the stupid device used to control the monsters that backfires.  It felt like an American version of an 70s 80s Godzilla movie, for making my dad cheer and laugh for the flashback memories, I give it an B+.  

 

I can't give it an A, but I know Kong is going to be weird and they forshadowed Godzilla breaking bad which would mean a MechaGodzilla showdown maybe in the 4th film.  The the good thing about the monsterverse is there was already a plethora of monsters to choose from and they can still make new ones without apologizing.

 

I haven't seen this yet but was sad to learn the box office was so poor.  From everything I've read it doesn't sound like the movies will make enough money to justify them renewing the license after the next one. I always loved the Kong/Godzilla movies as a kid so was happy they had brought them back for American audiences, but it seems like too many people were pissed about the 2014 movie and the box office was hurt from it.

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On 5/30/2019 at 6:07 PM, purbeast said:

The Perfection is one ****ed up movie.  It's not scary at all but just one ****ed up movie.  It's worth watching.

 

On 5/30/2019 at 9:42 PM, Chew said:

 

Dude..what the ****.  Allison Williams has perfected crazy.  Entertaining movie for sure.  Logan Browning is so pretty...dang.

 

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Man, I thought she waa legit about to wrist Allison at the end.  And that final scene before credits :rofl89:

 

 

what in the **** did I just watch?

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Batman vs Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: B+. Don't laugh, its actually pretty good. Gorgeous animation, surprisingly good chemistry between TMNT 

and Batman's "crew" (Bats, Robin, Batgirl and Alfred), and Batman actually says "Cowabunga" in it. Recommended. 

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Wow, XMen Dark Phoenix getting savaged by the critics. This, combined with GOT's dismal Season 8 showing, should be

the dagger in Sophie Turner's career.  

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3 hours ago, Mournblade said:

Wow, XMen Dark Phoenix getting savaged by the critics. This, combined with GOT's dismal Season 8 showing, should be

the dagger in Sophie Turner's career.  

 

Not really fair, I'm sure she was fine it it just like she was in GOT. Bad material is bad material and the xmen movies haven't been good since ever, Logan excluded. 

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The Secret Life of Pets 2.  Gets a B.  A good sequel seeing the further adventures of the pets.

 

Dark Phoenix.  Gets a C.  I don't think it was as bad as the critics made it out to be, but it wasn't that great either.  I think FOx rushed this project out, to get made before the merger.  Also, rumors are they reshot the movie, so it won't be so much like Captain Marvel.   I thought there was too little Dark Phoenix.  This story should've been either a 3 hour movie or told over 2 movies.  I'm sure that will happen in 10-15 years when they relaunch the X-Men.

 

Men in Black:International.  Gets a C.  It wasn't bad but it just meh.  Tessa Thompson and the little creature Pawnie, were the highlights.  Chris Helmsworth was flat.  This movie clearly missed what Will Smith brought to the franchise.

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Murder Mystery on Netflix isn't half bad. I mean its your typical Adam Sandler movie in spots but Jennifer Aniston and the rest of the supporting cast are quite fun. Solid "Netflix and chill" film.

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2 hours ago, Warhead36 said:

Murder Mystery on Netflix isn't half bad. I mean its your typical Adam Sandler movie in spots but Jennifer Aniston and the rest of the supporting cast are quite fun. Solid "Netflix and chill" film.

I'll give a solid B+. I just watched that and really enjoyed it.

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I'll give Toy Story 4 an A.  A perfect ending to the story. There's no need for a #5.

 

There are 4 post credit mini scenes and one scene after all the credits roll.

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8 minutes ago, Rdskns2000 said:

I'll give Toy Story 4 an A.  A perfect ending to the story. There's no need for a #5.

 

There are 4 post credit mini scenes and one scene after all the credits roll.

 

I agree. It was a movie I didn’t think needed to be made because 3 was such a great conclusion to the story but 4 was so much better than it had any right to be. It was perfect and I was surprised at how mature it was while still being funny and true to all the characters. I cried off and on  the last 30 minutes 

 

it’s just beautiful storytelling and as magical as always. 

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I watched Captain Marvel a couple nights back.  It was pretty solid.  I’d have probably loved it if I was a 12 year old girl.

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14 hours ago, TryTheBeal! said:

I watched Captain Marvel a couple nights back.  It was pretty solid.  I’d have probably loved it if I was a 12 year old girl.

 

When's your birthday?

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10 hours ago, volsmet said:

Sneaky little film this

 

 

I have crippling arachnophobia but I still loved this movie despite the constant use of different types of spiders as symbolism. It's outstanding. 

 

I'm so glad i had a gut feeling to look away at the last scene though. had to read a transcript after the fact describing it so I could fully process the ending. 

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Saw the new Godzilla last week. It was fine. The monster designs and combat were awesome. Everything else was ehhhhhh. It shouldn't be that hard to frame a story around Godzilla fighting anther monster. I don't get it. 

 

Best part of the movie was seeing that ****hole Fenway Park reduced to ugly green rubble. 

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Saw, "Anna".  Just another female assassin movie.  A box office flop but I actually liked it.  It had some twists that kept me watching.  This is more a DVD movie you watch at home.

I'll give it a B-.

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I finally saw Us... and I just want to ask, was this supposed to be a dark comedy or have I ****ed myself up watching too much horror?  I always feel bad when I’m laughing as people are dying.  And I laughed and laughed watching this one.  

 

 

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John Wick 3.  Pretty good.  Tremendous action/fight scenes, some of the best you'll ever see.  Took me a minute to realize that the main bad guy he was fighting was the Bananawe guy from that capoeira move, Only The Strong.  

 

But I didn't care about the story, probably not until the very end.  

 

Spoiler

I mean, I get it.  It's a league of assassins, but I think how they operate is a bit haughty, the whole thing with the cross that he gives to Anjelica Huston, the "adjuticator", the dumb little coin thing with the blood stain that he gives Halle Berry...I dunno, I just don't like the style all the time.  But then when Winston does him dirty at the end and then you see Morpheus and Neo getting together, oh ****.  

 

I guess what I'm saying is the story was fine, I just don't care for how it's carried out.  But the action sequences win the day, it's a B.

 

 

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Just watched this Robin Hood movie from 2018 that popped up on hbo.  Holy crap this is bad.  So bad I started wondering if mtv made it.  On the bad scale that’s down towards the transformers end of the scale.  Semi auto cross bows with arrow magazines... hahaha so bad.  

 

This movie plays like someone wanted to make a different movie, and then thought “wait, what if we also made it Robin Hood”.   Reminds me of King Arthur Legend of the sword.  Those people clearly wanted to make a heist movie about a talented crew of thieves, along with some contrived political point, and just superimposed the King Arthur characters over it.  Robin Hood is more of the same.

 

Whoever it is that keeps ruining these old stories needs to be loaded into a canon and fired into the side of a mountain before they can do any more harm. 

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