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THE DUKE

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    Dayton Flyers / Ohio State Buckeyes
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    Miamisburg, OH
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    My kids, Sports, Movies
  1. Solo: A Star Wars Story

    I think the theater experience is worth droping the coin on it.
  2. Bart and India strike out a lot for college. I'd be wary of any college hitter who strikes out more than they walk. At least in round 1.
  3. The Box Office

    I kind of hope they kill them all off like in Rogue One. Nobody expects it.
  4. The Box Office

    The global number it needs to hit that I read online was $500 million. I think it barely gets there and in the long run is still profitable for Disney.
  5. ****Spoiler Thread**** Solo: A Star Wars Story

    I think it was pretty good. Pleasantly surprised by Aldenreich, he did a good job of keeping the character true to Ford's original and still was able to do his thing. Kudos to Ron Howard for making an enjoyable popcorn flick out of the disaster that was the production of this movie. Not quite sure why Donald Glover is getting so much love for his portrayal of Lando. Seemed pretty by the numbers to me. Woody Harrellson was pretty good. Emelia Clark was good enough to make the part work, but not good enough to make it stand out. The whole "Droid rights" was dumb, and was the only thing that took me out of the movie. It tied together with the whole prison break scene, but it could have worked easily without the extra dumb subplot. All in all, a fun movie that I'll definitely watch again. Have to assume we see Emelia Clark and Darth Maul show up in another spinoff movie. I'd give it a solid B to B+
  6. Bond 25 - Danny Boyle to direct

    If production doesn't start until this December, then I bet it'll end up being a November 2019 release.
  7. Podcasts!

    Started The History of England podcast. There's like 260 30-40 minute episodes and I'm about 10 in. It's been pretty good, a lot of stuff you just don't hear much about so far. Just finished up the bit about the Mercian supremecy with King Offa and started the one of Wessex emerging as the power in dark ages England.
  8. Jim Callis with a new mock out: https://www.mlb.com/news/mock-draft-college-players-get-picked-early/c-278228058 Reds seem to be centering on one of Brady Singer, Nick Madrigal, or Jonathan India. I'd be fine with any of the three. Ceiling might not be the highest, but all three are college performers with at least one plus tool. India might only have "above average" tools moreso than plus tools, but he's average to above average at all 5 tools. I think he's got a plus hit tool though, Madrigal a double plus hit tool.
  9. Boba Fett to be directed by James Mangold

    Only if it is Sith Lord Jar Jar Binks solo movie
  10. Last day at work

    22 days including Holidays is terrible. I'm in a soulless mega corporation and we get 6 sick days, 10 Holidays, 1 personal day, and 7 years in I get 20 vacation days, so all added up I have 44 days off, not counting weekends, which while I have to occasionally work on a weekend (usually just 2-3 hours, not a whole day), it's usually less than 10 days out of the year with the total weekend hours being in the 25-30 range for the year.
  11. Solo: A Star Wars Story

    Got tickets for Sunday, taking my boys, i'll avoid this thread until then. Cautiously optimistic it won't be a dumpster fire.
  12. Deadpool 2

    Solid movie, but not close to the first. My favorite part was actually that the end credits completely retcon the entire movie. Cable and Domino worked real well, Ronnie and Vanessa did not. And the stretching scenes out bit they did 2-3 times completely fell flat. In movie, what happens to X-Force was probably my favorite part. I spotted the Pitt cameo, but completely my missed Damon. Juggernaut was a nice addition and I liked him bitching about no X-Men and the group sliding the door shut quietly. Very up and down, but end of the day it was fun and will have likely be a good rewatch, just not as good as the first.
  13. Fortnite

    Man, I'm old. I just keep thinking, "who has time to watch people live streaming Fortnite?" I barely find time to even play, let alone watch other people play. Not even 40 yet, but this thread is about to put me in a retirement home by comparison.
  14. She doesn't provide the gravy train for her family, that's pretty much what I've surmised from everything said. They don't get to mooch, so they bad mouth her every chance they get. If I hadn't checked Twitter, I wouldn't have even realized that this happened last weekend.
  15. ***Spoiler Thread*** Avengers: Infinity Wars

    They were announced long before Infinity War came out. It's kind of hard to keep a multi year multi hundred million dollar budget movie production secret.
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