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The IMDb Rating For This Afternoon’s Movie

The Internet Movie Database rating for this afternoon’s movie is all you need to know.

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The World Of Planners

I’ve been hearing consistent updates about the adventures in ordering a particular planner from someone called Leanne Baker.
I’d say the fervor about these things is religious, but I think that may be an understatement.
And that’s without getting started on the subject of stickers.
I’m not sure if stickers are a ubiquitous aspect of planners, or are more like a separate denomination, or are something more akin to a distinct culture in themselves.
It’s all alien to me.
I don’t keep a diary or planner.
It does show.

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Why I Don’t Buy Funko Pop Vinyls (for me, anyway)

I’ve given some Funko Pop Vinyls to some of my kids.
But I don’t buy them for myself.
I’m bit off put about the way they’re crowding older style models and action figures out of the shelves.
There’s not anything wrong with them, and as a simple gift choice they make buying an inexpensive present easy.
However, I’m a collector at heart, and these things would be lethal.

This Vox article about Pops features on collector who owns 1080 of the 8366 individual figures released so far.
You can be sure that since this article was written both those numbers have gone up.

Find out about how long it takes to produce a new figure, the way they’ve penetrated all sorts of retailers beyond traditional toy stores, and the particular design details that causes people to find them attractive.

Read about a cultural phenomenon at Vox.

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The Honest Trailer For Avengers Endgame

The Honest Trailer for Avengers Endgame only goes for seven minutes, so it struggles to point out every plot-hole and inconsistent quirk in the movie.
After all, Endgame ran three hours and capped off twenty-one previous movies.
It could have been a very, very long trailer if they’d tried to do them all.

I’m still going to but a copy and watch it when it comes out as a take-home disc, though.

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Weird Facts In Movies

Billy Crystal’s son in City Slickers is Mysterio in Spider-Man Homecoming.

I saw both of these movies when they came out.

And Billy Crystal’s Mitch Robbins felt old.

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Obadiah Stane Saved (Half) The Universe

We’re watching the first Iron Man movie and I just realized that Obadiah Stane is responsible for the saving of half the universe.


And yet everyone is Tony Stark this, Tony Stark that, 3000, 3000, blah, blah.

(Or maybe Ho Yonsin, but not Tony)

(And original Rhodey never got a next time. 😭)

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How Avengers Endgame Should Have Ended

This epic instalment of How It Should Have Ended is a most enjoyable romp through the mind-boggling plot contrivances and inconsistencies of recent block-buster Avengers Endgame.
It’s one thing to adopt your own idiosyncratic version of time travel.
It’s another thing altogether not to particularly bother to apply that version with any pretence of internal consistency.