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  1. Fone Bone

    "Bill & Ted Face The Music" Talkback (Spoilers)

    Bill & Ted Face The Music Wow. I am not sure quite how to respond to that. Looking over some of the review blurbs (both positive and negative), they all seem very sure of their opinions. I am not. I'm not saying this is a film I could learn to love by rewatching it a bunch of times (because...
  2. Fone Bone

    "LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special" Talkback (Spoilers)

    LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special That was pretty awful. It wasn't entirely worthless. But it was worth very little indeed. I have never seen The Star Wars Holiday Special. Unless it is ever released on Disney+ I probably never will, because I refuse to engage in piracy. So probably a lot of...
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    "Roald Dahl's The Witches" Talkback (Spoilers)

    Roald Dahl's The Witches I resisted the idea of this movie when I heard about it. I thought going in the movie sort of had an uphill battle in winning me over. And yeah, it simply was not up to it. I'm not surprised, because this movie seems ill-advised to me, but I would have loved my...
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    "Tremors: Shrieker Island" Talkback (Spoilers)

    Major spoilers in the following review. Tremors: Shrieker Island Wow, that ending. This was Tremors meets Jurassic Park. With the apparent death of Burt Gummer I think this should be the last film. Michael Gross has stated in interviews it's not definitely the last Tremors film and Burt...
  5. Fone Bone

    "Hitpig" (From Berkeley Breathed) News and Discussion Thread (Spoilers)

    New upcoming animated film written by and using designs from Bloom County's Berkeley Breathed. https://www.awn.com/news/peter-dinklage-rainn-wilson-and-rupaul-board-aniventures-hitpig?fbclid=IwAR1rlQZFXVWivCvSU0jBwQGMrchqbJTwXfFncYDPF2gWgvRblMAWSsEK9u0
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    "Once Upon A Snowman" Talkback (Spoilers)

    Once Upon A Snowman This is basically Frozen 1/2, i.e. "Olaf was actually there the entire time!" Honestly? It was WAY better than The Lion King 1 1/2. Probably because 7 minutes is actually the proper length for this type of trivial story. I actually really, really liked it. How much? I...
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    "Cosmos: Possible Worlds" Series Talkback (No Spoiler warnings necessary, because c'mon, man, SCIENCE!)

    Cosmos: Possible Worlds "Ladder To The Stars" That was totally cheesy. And I loved every inch of it. The music and visual effects in this franchise continue to astound me. It makes whatever cheesy thing is happening magical instead. Lot of interesting things to learn here. My biggest...
  8. Fone Bone

    "Mr. Mercedes" Series Talkback (Spoilers)

    Seasons 1 and 2 currently streaming on Peacock and Season 3 will be added later. Here are my Season 1 reviews: Mr. Mercedes "Pilot" I have to confess I was expecting the worst. David E Kelley is my least favorite television writer of all time. I hold Brannon Braga and Diane English in...
  9. Fone Bone

    11.22.63 Series Talkback (Spoilers)

    11.22.63 "The Rabbit Hole" I loved the Stephen King book this show was based on, and so far it's pretty faithful to it. The novel was told by a first person perspective as a memoir, and here the viewer can more easily see the mistakes Jake makes when he travels to the past when we see them...
  10. Fone Bone

    Jeff Smith's Little Mouse Gets Ready

    Anybody ever read this? My SUPER brief review: Little Mouse Gets Ready by Jeff Smith What a great little comic story for little kids! It's cute, easy to follow, and builds to a dumb joke that will not only make toddlers laugh, but is genuinely funny. The artwork is great too. How did I miss...
  11. Fone Bone

    Lost In Space (2018) Series Talkback (Spoilers)

    Surprised we don't have one for this yet. Lost In Space "Impact" Ooh, Dr. Smith is a woman! And she's played by that horrible dog owner from Best In Show. Honestly, despite constant, nonstop disaster movie level peril, the first episode of the remake of the classic 60's sci-fi series was...
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    Stephen King's On Writing

    So I finally read Stephen King's famous and critically praised writing how-to guide and I gotta say I fundamentally disagree with a lot of it. This is not going to be a review of the book, this is a counterpoint to what it says. It's really useful in places. Where it helped me is in proper...
  13. Fone Bone

    Fargo: Season Four Talkback (Spoilers)

    Erstwhile on Fargo... Fargo "Welcome To The Alternate Economy" Every season this show books a movie star that has no business being on basic cable. This year they snagged Chris Rock. The whole credit card thing is going to lead to very interesting places. That crazy Minnesota nurse. Can you...
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    "Veronica Mars" Season Four Talkback (Spoilers)

    Little late but I finally got Hulu and caught up with the miniseries. Veronica Mars "Spring Break Forever" Don't get me wrong, I like seeing Kristen Bell naked, but I don't NEED to see Kristen Bell naked. The whole series being moved to a streaming service so they are making it practically...
  15. Fone Bone

    "Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous" Series Talkback (Spoilers)

    Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous "Camp Cretaceous" I don't like everything, but as far as Pilots for a kids' cartoon go, it was solid. The downside is that all of the kids besides Darius are unlikable and annoying. I get they are feeding into archetypes to set each kid apart, but I don't...
  16. Fone Bone

    "Community" Series Talkback (Spoilers)

    Place to discuss the classic cult Dan Harmon sitcom. Here are my reviews for the sixth and final season (which I just got to). Community "Ladders" This episode had a tough job. It had to let the audience down gently. This season is NOT going to be as great as the earlier ones, and I love that...
  17. Fone Bone

    "The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part" Talkback (Awesome Spoilers)

    The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part I was very happy with that. I am especially grateful that because this wound up the last thing in the franchise ever, that we weren't stuck with a cliffhanger tag, and we got an an actual happy ending instead. Good planning on the producers' part there...
  18. Fone Bone

    "His Dark Materials" Series Talkback (Spoilers)

    His Dark Materials "Lyra's Jordan" This will be a new experience for my reviews. Bear with me. This is a BBC show but it also airs on HBO. What I love and appreciate is that it's a TV-14 show designed for families. Current HBO original programming boils down to two different genres: Sesame...
  19. Fone Bone

    "The Outsider" (HBO) Series Talkback (Spoilers)

    The Outsider "Fish In A Barrel" It's interesting that Jason Bateman directed this. Seems kind of outside of his wheelhouse. I was not overly impressed with the Pilot. Before we get into the episode's failings I need to point out that The Outsider by Stephen King is an incredibly flawed book...
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    "Westworld" Series Talkback (Spoilers)

    My reviews for season 3: Westworld "Parce Domine" Out of all of the shows I have ever seen (and I have seen a lot) Westworld is the only one I truly do not understand. I have a rough idea of what is happening on Lost and Twin Peaks, and most mysterious shows I watch grant me the ability to...
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