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THE DUKE

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  1. How many rush yards did you get with Killian in your user game?
  2. Game of Thrones - Our Watch has Ended

    The only way that could have been salvaged was if it turned out Bran was the mastermind controlling the Night King all along and everything he had done has been a slow build up for him to assume power. Or that the 3-Eyed Raven was and he assumed control of Bran at some point. But they didn't go that way whatsoever.
  3. What movie are you watching?

    Watched a few movies this week. Was also occupied while watching so I went with some favorites. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade - This just might be the perfect movie. It's right up there with Gladiator as competing to be my all time favorite. The action, humor, suspense, and story all intertwining with John William's legendary score and some of Spielberg's best direction. Harrison Ford and Sean Connery just work magnificently playing against each other and the supporting cast is just superb. Pulp Fiction - I watched Inglourious Basterds last week and it's a fairly stark contrast to how much more reserved/focused QT's directorial style was back when he was just getting going. Both ways have their merits, but I prefer the earlier QT style of his first couple movies. Everything Kill Bill and after has been much more stylized, which i'm sure is preferable to some, but I prefer the younger QT. I think this remains my favorite of his. Raiders of the Lost Ark - While it definitely gets points for being the original, after watching the two in close proximity, Last Crusade is definitely my favorite Indiana Jones movie. Leans a bit heavy on the homages to the old action serials in this one whereas Last Crusade is happy to be it's own beast. Still in my top 10-15 all time favorite movies though. Gangs of New York - I kind of forgot about how much I think this movie really falls off in the third act. Up through the point where Amsterdam is betrayed it's well on it's way to being a masterpiece. The third act almost feels like they were going to go 1 of 2 different directions and ended up putting in what Scorcese liked from both options and the narrative just doesn't fit. DDL is incredible in the movie though, despite the logical flaws in the 3rd act. Avengers: Endgame - This was only my second full viewing and it held up just as good if not better as a movie on the second viewing. Was interesting seeing it just as a movie this time and not as the event the opening weekend was, but the Russo's really did nail this. A few logical fallacies, even within the suspension of disbelief, but all in all not much more you can ask from a culmination of movies like the MCU gave us.
  4. In the worst kept secret of 2019, Justin Fields has been named the starting QB
  5. Cincinnati Reds Thread - Aquino es bueno

    Mutual options are almost never exercised.
  6. Cincinnati Reds Thread - Aquino es bueno

    Yasmani Grandal took a 1 year high dollar deal this season with the Brewers, so maybe throw a couple million over what the Brewers are paying him now on another 1 year deal?
  7. Where do you get your Bengals news?

    I enjoy it, they go very in depth. Like you said though, neither is credentialed (or even within 400 miles of Cincinnati), so if you are looking for access and breaking news, this isn't where to find it. However, their analysis is head and shoulders better than what I've listened too elsewhere.
  8. Where do you get your Bengals news?

    Twitter, The Athletic, and the Locked on Bengals podcast with Goodberry and Liskow.
  9. ***Spoiler Thread*** Avengers: Endgame

    Could literally make up a dozen reason why, but the real reason why is it made for a better shot of Ant-Man happily looking at the birds before Avengers Compound gets blown to smithereens. If you HAVE to have a reason, just imagine something like Thanos' ship re-enlarging let out a low level EMP that disrupted the alarm sensors or some other techno babble like that. Seem like an inane thing to get hung up on in a movie with as many fantasy elements as Endgame.
  10. What movie are you watching?

    Don't get me wrong, I enjoy the hell out of Ingourious Basterds, but man o man does Quenten Tarentino love him some Quenten Tarentino. Self indulgent to the 9th degree.
  11. Movies & TV News/Buzz Thread

    I think Netflix is leaning hard into kids programming because my kids find crap they enjoy all the time on there. It's usually good for 1-2 movies a month for me (watched Inglourious Basterds a couple days ago), and the occasional series watch. Started up Cheers again currently when I have the time (which isn't that often).
  12. Cincinnati Reds Thread - Aquino es bueno

    Former 1st rd pick Tyler Stephenson is in AA now with an OPS right around .800 (league average is about .670 in the Southern League). He's just 22 years old and his first couple years were slowed by injury. The power hasn't been there yet, but he's 6'4" 225 lbs and the raw power is there. A little more maturity and getting to use the MLB ball will certainly help the power, which is one of the last things to show from a demanding position like catcher.
  13. SURVIVOR POOL 14 - IT RISES AGAIN!!

    Favorite Team: Bengals Week 1 pick: Seattle I have read all of the rules and agree to them. The most important rule is "Watch your Edits"
  14. Cincinnati Reds Thread - Aquino es bueno

    The counterpoint to that though, is who expected to be getting significant contributions in 2019 from Josh VanMeter and Aristides Aquino? Elite prospects are fun, but they are few and far between. Teams that can get good value and production out of their mid tier prospects are getting value too.
  15. Movies & TV News/Buzz Thread

    I'd be pretty shocked if you can't add on ad-free hulu for the same upcharge Hulu charges now to cut out ads. I never had much of an issue with ads, but my wife is the same way, totally worth the extra money each month to her. I'll just assume it's going to be more than the $12.99 to have all of what I want (ad-free, at least 4 screens, probably some other thing i'm not thinking of).
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