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Hopefully a new case. I can't see them extending it past Sunday night, though there were no doubt be some loose ends left hanging here and there. Saw that today, and now I'm all caught up. This show is excellent! I can't wait to see how it's all resolved on Sunday, and am already looking forward to the second season. This is a tough one. Pulp Fiction is hands down my favorite of his films. Inglourious Basterds, Jackie Brown, and Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood can all stake a claim to being his second best film. Reservoir Dogs is just a bit below those four So I'm going to cheat and say 1. Pulp Fiction 2. Three-Way Tie: Jackie Brown, Inglourious Basterds, Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood 3. Reservoir Dogs Those five films are my three favorites. :) It fit with a theme that ran through the movie of heroic acts from those you would not expect to make them. Granted, it's been years, maybe decades, since I watched this film, but I recall the president being something of a milktoast who rose to the occasion and inspired the troops to victory, Jeff Goldblum being a non-heroic, unimportant nerd who flew into space to help save the world, Randy Quaid was the unreliable drunk conspiracy theorist who gave his life to save the world, and so on. There were likely other examples. Even Will Smith was the NASA-reject who helped save the world by flying into space. So yeah, a stripper would be expected to be looking out only for herself, but that stereotype is being broken and we see her saving people. Jack Benny I haven't seen the first two, but I saw the 2016 Ghostbusters film and Captain Marvel. Neither struck me as even slightly political. What did you find in Captain Marvel that was in any way, shape or form political? How were either agitprop? Same for the Ghostbusters film. It was a comedy with no political overtones that I noticed. What did you perceive as political? I don't see any attempts at brainwashing going on, and i you disliked Captain Marvel or Ghostbusters, that's your call. Why would that offend me? I liked both films I saw, especially Captain Marvel. I have no political motivation for liking it, nor did I ever get even a tiny sense that there was any Message with a capital M being presented to me when I watched. I saw a great superhero film that was no different from any other Marvel film other than it had a female superhero. If casting a woman in the lead role is a political statement to you, then perhaps we just have a different idea of what the term means. As for the senile generation, I'm making what I believe to be a valid point. Old people have always condemned the art of the modern era as too permissive/liberal/immoral/you-name-it. Not every old person does this, of course, but as a whole, the older generation has forever been of the opinion that things were better back in their day, and kids these days are going to hell in a handbasket. That scene was hilarious. When they were going drawer by drawer in the morgue I was trying to figure out what he was looking for, and when I realized it was a tie I was very amused. I noticed that too. Did you also notice that they recycled the wizard costume from Dr. Strange for the wizard in this film? I think they blew all their budget on Thanos and had to kind of fake it the rest of the way. I absolutely do. Endgame wasn't a bad film, but it wasn't great, and it was certainly a letdown as the followup to a masterpiece like Infinity War. He posts a lot, grousing about black actors being cast in films. It makes one wonder. View all replies >