Disney's Polling is Now Scarcely Better Than Biden's

Get Woke, Go Broke.

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Disney's hitherto unbeatable franchise is now in trouble, as Dr. Strange 2 drops 67% in its second week with zero competition due to poor word-of-mouth.

Deadline calls it a "wake-up call for Marvel."

By the way, Disney's rivals are reporting that the film really dropped 68%, but most media outfits are going with Disney's self-serving claim of 67%.


While that drop is akin to the second weekend declines of recent MCU titles, the uber-successful Spider-Man: No Way Home (-67.5%) and Black Widow (-67.8%), know that all these percentile plummets are not equal. Doctor Strange 2 ranks among the MCU's biggest second weekend box office drops which includes Black Widow, No Way Home and 2003's Hulk (-70%) (the latter was executive produced by Kevin Feige, though not part of Disney's Marvel).

Doctor Strange 2's second weekend decline simply rests on bad word of mouth; the sequel receiving a back-to-back meh grade from CinemaScore for an MCU movie, B+ to Eternals' B back in November.

All of this should be a splash of cold water in Marvel's face as they go crazy exploiting IP between features and streaming Disney+ series.

Now, we made a lot of hay about Disney/Marvel's Black Widow's second weekend drop back in July; that the pic's release was impacted by a theatrical Disney+ PVOD day-and-date strategy, plus piracy. That argument still stands, rock solid. Not to mention, witness the immense amount of money that Doctor Strange 2 opened to at $187.4M when it was exclusively available in theaters compared to Black Widow's $80.3M back in July.

But what about the third highest grossing movie ever at the domestic box office ($804.66M), Spider-Man: No Way Home, and its second weekend fall? Why did that movie tumble? That beloved sequel's decline was strictly due to Christmas Eve (a low traffic moviegoing day) falling on Friday, and the fact that the Jon Watts-directed movie was making money hand over fist during its weekdays, it's first midweek grosses ranging from $28.8M to $37M per day. Note, Doctor Strange 2's fall this weekend doesn't have anything to do with a slow traffic moviegoing day.

However, yesterday afternoon, it finally hit me in the face that the bad word of mouth on Doctor Strange 2 and that B+ grade were taking its toll; that a Batman v. Superman factor was in effect (another B graded, -69% second weekend decline comic book title).

The article points out that when a movie keeps failing to hit the day-by-day projections it should hit, based on the numbers it did the day before, that means that bad word-of-mouth is crippling it. Each day's numbers are worse than you'd predict they would be, because each day's numbers are poisoned by bad word-of-mouth getting out.

The article also notes that Disney isn't releasing the viewership figures for the finale of Moon Knight, "which means it was bad."

I haven't seen Dr. Strange but here's my review based on the reviews I've seen: It's okay. But given how bad Marvel Phase 4 has been, Dr. Strange really needed to be genuinely good to reverse things, and it's not.

We're a long, long way from the excitement of the first Avengers. Or even the excitement of Avengers: Age of Ultron.

We're into the "Well, I guess I have to see this piece of shit" phase now.

Midnight's Edge was discussing the disappointment of Dr. Strange. While Dr. Strange is not a bomb or a disaster, it is now yet another major disappointment from Marvel's Phase 4, which has yet to produce a real hit. Black Widow, Shang Chi, the Eternals. Yes I know Spider-Man, but that's a co-production with Sony. Marvel's own productions range from disappointments to disasters.

I speculated before that someone will have to walk the plank. I don't think that will be Kevin Feige, who is perceived as being too critical to the previous success of the franchise. Even though, frankly, he deserves to be fired at this point. All these failures are happening under his watch.

Midnight's Edge suggested the same name I did: Victoria Alonso, the SJW, LGBT, racialist (Brown and Queer, Brown and Queer!) producer who has been pushing more diversity and more female Representation in M-She-U films.

Well, she got it. How's that working out for ya?

She's the Future is Female genius who wants to change the name of the X-Men because the name is "outdated" and sexist.

I know it's hard to fire an Oppressed Minority -- they have so many protections, despite their alleged oppression -- but at some point, you have to consider the unthinkable.

This may be that point: Disney's stock price has fallen from around $180 per share to $105 today. Down 38% over the past year.

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Chris Rufo discussed how Bob Chapek -- or maybe Bob Iger before him -- set up Disney to self-destruct, starting at 6:40. He set up a bunch of racial/sexual fiefdoms which were ceded a great deal of decision-making power, basically turning a mass of DIE woketards into the CEO's bosses.

Rufo accurately describes the video of Chapek groveling for the forgiveness of his DIE bosses as a hostage tape.

And that's going on at almost every large corporation.

The funny thing is that Bob Chapek will wind up being booted, despite being a moderate Republican whose instinct, at least, was to push back against the wokies, at least before he lost his nerve and folded to the Alphabet People completely.

And he'll probably be replaced by the super-woke leftwing Democrat Bob Iger who set up this absurd political pandering system in the first place, before he was replaced by Chapek, and who is therefore responsible for Disney's problems.

But then, that's how weakness is rewarded. Chapek should have fought instead of folding.

Posted by: Ace at 05:03 PM




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1 Disney's Polling is Now Scarcely Better Than Biden's

Unexpectedly!

Posted by: Hands at May 16, 2022 05:03 PM (786Ro)

2 st

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at May 16, 2022 05:03 PM (ppBhU)

3 Curse you, Hands!

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at May 16, 2022 05:04 PM (ppBhU)

4 This news warms the cockles of my heart.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at May 16, 2022 05:04 PM (CwtvX)

5 "non-political entertainment company."

Right there is what is called a "clue".

Posted by: Synova at May 16, 2022 05:05 PM (BD/yx)

6 "one of the best known brands in the world"


But enough about Zelenskyyyy... lets talk Disney.

Posted by: Hands at May 16, 2022 05:06 PM (786Ro)

7 THANK YOU Ace for using hitherto properly!!!!! Yes, I'm a nerd.

Posted by: Catherine at May 16, 2022 05:06 PM (AsrrK)

8 Spinoff, reorganize, buzzword, cliché, bailout. Done.

Posted by: Holy Crap at May 16, 2022 05:06 PM (P1AAb)

9 Ok I have to admit I watched all of Moon Knight and it was good. Disney still Sucks thought.

Posted by: Marcus T, Deus Vult at May 16, 2022 05:06 PM (+Odgf)

10 >>>Deadline calls it a "wake-up call for Marvel."

Woke wake-up call.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur at May 16, 2022 05:07 PM (SH2Zi)

11 Marvel's Phase 4

Sounds like a housing development.

Posted by: spindrift at May 16, 2022 05:07 PM (h5TKJ)

12 Did Sony keep the poz out of Spiderman?

Posted by: BourbonChicken at May 16, 2022 05:07 PM (44ww/)

13 Is that Megan Kelly? Is this a new look, or has she been committed to looking orange for some time now?

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at May 16, 2022 05:07 PM (ppBhU)

14 The only group to piss away more goodwill, faster is the US government.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, RIP Oregon Muse at May 16, 2022 05:08 PM (XvPQV)

15 And he'll probably be replaced by the super-woke leftwing Democrat Bob Iger who set up this absurd political pandering system in the first place, before he was replaced by Chapek, and who is therefore responsible for Disney's problems.
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They're gonna reanimate Iger's desiccated old corpse to run Disney again? They're that desperate?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 16, 2022 05:08 PM (DU+/6)

16 I really wanted to see Guardians of the Galaxy III . I guess I'll just have to read JamesMadison's review.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at May 16, 2022 05:09 PM (oc1LF)

17 Oh, wait, never mind. I was thinking of Eisner, not Iger. Iger isn't that terribly old. But he laid so much groundwork for this disaster that it is shocking that they'd bring him back.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 16, 2022 05:09 PM (DU+/6)

18 Die Disney die.

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 16, 2022 05:09 PM (nxdel)

19 Get below $100. Do it! Do it!!

Posted by: Squid at May 16, 2022 05:09 PM (31Nts)

20 This gives me a warm feeling in my heart-shaped place.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 16, 2022 05:09 PM (RkC6l)

21 More like Marvel Phase Bore.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 16, 2022 05:09 PM (DU+/6)

22 Disney's hitherto unbeatable franchise is now in trouble.

This poll is so bad the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe can't save them.

Posted by: Lost In Space - Now Fortified with Ultra Maga Moon Beams at May 16, 2022 05:10 PM (2mSQi)

23 Is that Megan Kelly? Is this a new look, or has she been committed to looking orange for some time now?
Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at May 16, 2022 05:07 PM (ppBhU)

Orange Woman bad.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at May 16, 2022 05:10 PM (oc1LF)

24 Cold leftovers...

For Grrrl Power you should see The Super Girl that Beats the God-like Lady, And Oh Yeah, Doctor Strange Is In It Too.
Posted by: Axeman at May 16, 2022 03:48 PM (krQz2)


I assume that's going to be Marvel movies from here on out...The old Bait and Switch.

Dr Strange was the 2nd Banana in his own movie. I suspect Thor will be the same as well.

BONUS STUPID! The Vision was essentially resurrected in the "WandaVision" TV show that formed the basis for this movie.
Why didn't he show up and say "Hey,babe! Don't be all Scarlet Witchy. Let's Robo-bang!" or some such thing.
The whole thing was like a lam-ass shaggy dog story.

Posted by: naturalfake at May 16, 2022 05:10 PM (OK0YZ)

25 Glad not all my $ is in Disney and a Russia fund....

Posted by: SFGoth at May 16, 2022 05:10 PM (KAi1n)

26 Huh. Closed out my put options when the stock was at about 110. Should I open up some new ones? This is a real shitshow.

Posted by: Anotheranon at May 16, 2022 05:10 PM (8Ze5j)

27 Only +3.

That's the age they are wanting to start grooming at Disney.

Posted by: Roy at May 16, 2022 05:11 PM (DSGMf)

28 So does George Lucas have to give the money back? No?

Posted by: Holy Crap at May 16, 2022 05:11 PM (P1AAb)

29 Chapek should have fought instead of folding.

Posted by: Ace at 05:03 PM

But folding is so very profitable! I mean, Republican politicians do it all the time and they make a fortune off of it.

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at May 16, 2022 05:11 PM (Vxu+H)

30 It's the tea leaves I know but if moms everywhere are boycotting Disney it's not good for Leftists.

Posted by: Skip at May 16, 2022 05:11 PM (2JoB8)

31 Disney also owns A&E. I needed something to help me kick my First 48 addiction. That should do it.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at May 16, 2022 05:13 PM (oc1LF)

32 I saw the Alphabet People open for the Village People at MSG in NYC in '79

Posted by: Hands at May 16, 2022 05:13 PM (786Ro)

33 Disney should exploit the synergy of The Night of the Long Knives with the Defenestration of Prague as it happens live in Disney's own headquarters.

Posted by: Mikey NTH The Outrage Outlet is Stocked With Vexation and Ire. at May 16, 2022 05:13 PM (3yqPP)

34 That image of Megyn Kelly at the link makes her look like a real b***h. I'm not saying she isn't, I'm just saying she looks like she's ready to eat a puppy.

Posted by: Archimedes at May 16, 2022 05:13 PM (ZsR3z)

35
I'm sure Disney will find enough 'gender-affirming' people to fill their theme parks.

*snerks*

Posted by: Divide by Zero at May 16, 2022 05:13 PM (dQvv7)

36 Chapek is to Iger as Medvedev was to Putin: fundamentally a placeholder whose possible intentions to moderate the governing policy went nowhere.

Posted by: trev006 at May 16, 2022 05:14 PM (EsTKX)

37 She's the Future is Female genius who wants to change the name of the X-Men because the name is "outdated" and sexist.
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Y-Men

pay me.

Posted by: Chuck Martel at May 16, 2022 05:14 PM (fs1hN)

38 And I don't doubt Victoria Alonso is toxic, the word is that Avengers Endgame was so bad (reintroducing Thanos after killing him) due to Producer meddling and 'notes'.

However, she's on as a producer for the MCU's good movies too, back to Iron Man 1, Captain America 2 and more.

I'd pay a lot to know the truth.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, RIP Oregon Muse at May 16, 2022 05:14 PM (XvPQV)

39 Don't really care about Disney, as I don't consume any of their product. Having said that, I'd be happy to see them go under.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at May 16, 2022 05:14 PM (Xrfse)

40 She's the Future is Female genius who wants to change the name of the X-Men because the name is "outdated" and sexist.
__________________

Y-Men

pay me.

Posted by: Chuck Martel at May 16, 2022 05:14 PM (fs1hN)

Hy-Men

Posted by: Comrade flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur at May 16, 2022 05:15 PM (SH2Zi)

41 RonnieD's Undecided numbers is a shit ton of FLDems not wanting to admit his policies are good. He's -1 on Disney despite months of negative media spin on Don't Say Gay

Posted by: 2549 at May 16, 2022 05:15 PM (7VPV+)

42 Disney should exploit the synergy of The Night of the Long Knives with the Defenestration of Prague as it happens live in Disney's own headquarters.

You're saying that Disney needs a Kabalnacht?

Posted by: Archimedes at May 16, 2022 05:15 PM (ZsR3z)

43 She's the Future is Female genius who wants to change the name of the X-Men because the name is "outdated" and sexist.

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XY-Men?

Posted by: ShainS -- Welcome to the boneyard, we got fun and games at May 16, 2022 05:15 PM (qSs7F)

44 Other CEOs have learned from Disney. Notice the silence coming from the C Suite of major corporations about Roe?

Posted by: Duke Lowell at May 16, 2022 05:16 PM (Qy7kP)

45 They / Them Men

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at May 16, 2022 05:16 PM (oc1LF)

46 Ace posted in Eastern time? Must be back from his mission over Prince Edward Island.

Posted by: Hands at May 16, 2022 05:16 PM (786Ro)

47 Notice the silence coming from the C Suite of major corporations about Roe?

It's deafening.

Posted by: Archimedes at May 16, 2022 05:16 PM (ZsR3z)

48 "Chapek should have fought instead of folding.

Posted by: Ace at 05:03 PM "

He was beaten by someone with a better superpower, the "Doink in the Ass"

Posted by: Marcus T, Deus Vult at May 16, 2022 05:16 PM (+Odgf)

49 "We're into the "Well, I guess I have to see this piece of shit" phase now."



And that phase tends to be very short, when people realize, "You know, I guess I DIDN'T have to see that." Ask MLB, or mainline Protestant denominations. When the only things keeping you involved are tradition and some vague sense of duty, you tend to leave shortly thereafter.

Posted by: Wally at May 16, 2022 05:16 PM (FJYfm)

50 Disney reputation rides on its movie unit, and that is struggling. It's earnings, though, rise and fall on Parks. And summer is their big period, and America is supposedly going to go BIG this year on Disney parks, after being locked in covid jail for last two summers.

Except, Goldman says oil is now going to $125-165 per barrel, implying a 40% increase in gasoline costs. And wheat is headed 50% higher this summer, so cereal and bread sales will be lots more costly.

So Americans will be paying for necessities, and not for Disney park visits. The stock has lots of downside.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, Break The Teachers Unions at May 16, 2022 05:17 PM (803A3)

51
Close to a third of the sample is neutral toward the brand. That's fine if you make, say, paper towels. If you run a company that is, by its nature, purely a marketing a business, that is BAD.

In media, ideally, people all love you. But you'll settle for half of them loving you, and the other half hating you. Polarized markets are great in their own way. The one thing you can't afford is large numbers of people who just don't care about your crap anymore.

Posted by: ok groomer at May 16, 2022 05:17 PM (rzne3)

52 Cancelled my ESPN streaming last week. Hated to do it but it’s my small contribution.

Posted by: Squid at May 16, 2022 05:17 PM (31Nts)

53 Ace,

I don't know how many other people are having a problem, but I am getting popups about 50% of time that I visit your site.

I had to turn on add blocker. I don't have problem with other sites, but most of them are add blocked except a few. I asked a couple weeks ago in the comments and at least one other person had the same problem. It has been popups and popunders for about a month now. Also changes your favicon to theirs. Always same company.

I will test every few days to turn adds back on, but I think popups are going to get people to block adds and that could affect your revenue.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is junta manifest at May 16, 2022 05:17 PM (sHOfO)

54 Dr Strange was the 2nd Banana in his own movie. I suspect Thor will be the same as well.

BONUS STUPID! The Vision was essentially resurrected in the "WandaVision" TV show that formed the basis for this movie.
Why didn't he show up and say "Hey,babe! Don't be all Scarlet Witchy. Let's Robo-bang!" or some such thing.
The whole thing was like a lam-ass shaggy dog story.
Posted by: naturalfake at May 16, 2022 05:10 PM (OK0YZ)

Something else the Drinker brought up was that it was the death of her beloved Vision that was her driving force. Now it's supposed to be fake kids she created out of thin air and The Vision is utterly forgotten.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, RIP Oregon Muse at May 16, 2022 05:18 PM (XvPQV)

55 Depp attorney: To date you have not donated a single dime of the $7 million from your divorce settlement to the charities you stated publicly you would do.

Ms. Heard: No. But I really, really, really wanted the positive publicity.

Heard attorney: I object, I object to her answer!

Depp attorney puts on smug face.

Posted by: Lost In Space - Now Fortified with Ultra Maga Moon Beams at May 16, 2022 05:18 PM (2mSQi)

56 >>>And that phase tends to be very short, when people realize, "You know, I guess I DIDN'T have to see that." Ask MLB, or mainline Protestant denominations. When the only things keeping you involved are tradition and some vague sense of duty, you tend to leave shortly thereafter.

Posted by: Wally at May 16, 2022 05:16 PM (FJYfm)

Don't tell me what to do!

Posted by: Netflix at May 16, 2022 05:18 PM (QYPq3)

57 Is our wheat production down ? Canada's ?

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at May 16, 2022 05:18 PM (oc1LF)

58 She's the Future is Female genius who wants to change the name of the X-Men because the name is "outdated" and sexist.
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Yeah it is pretty outdated. Maybe they should change to it to E-Men.

Posted by: ... at May 16, 2022 05:19 PM (dscaa)

59 >>>However, she's on as a producer for the MCU's good movies too, back to Iron Man 1, Captain America 2 and more.

she was a producer on something called "physical production" or something. Like: the sets and props. The shoot. Not the story.

Posted by: ace at May 16, 2022 05:19 PM (0G13K)

60
Charlie Sheen likes the trannies

Nobody else likes the trannies

Posted by: Yo! Ultra Ultra MAGA at May 16, 2022 05:19 PM (+PEv6)

61 Prediction: Disney will move its corporate HQ to Bejing and release all future movies in Mandurian.

Posted by: Lost In Space - Now Fortified with Ultra Maga Moon Beams at May 16, 2022 05:20 PM (2mSQi)

62 This may be that point: Disney's stock price has fallen from around $180 per share to $105 today. Down 38% over the past year.
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It's even worse than that. The stock reached a high of $203.02 on March 14, 2021 (closed that day at $197.16).

These stupid "woke" dumb asses in Disney's management have literally cut the value of the stock in half since they decided that pushing their idiotic and depraved leftist politics was more important than doing their damn jobs and maximizing stockholder value.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer--FJB at May 16, 2022 05:20 PM (k4dH2)

63 They're gonna reanimate Iger's desiccated old corpse to run Disney again? They're that desperate?
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 16, 2022 05:08 PM (DU+/6)

======================

Who refused to retire and handicapped his successor?

This guy!

Posted by: Bob Iger's desiccated old thumbs at May 16, 2022 05:20 PM (IQuyA)

64 don't take Kabalnacht if you are allergic to Kabalnacht.

Kabalnacht is only obtainable through proscription. Side effects may include vertigo, shaking, bruising, nausea, agoraphobia and sudden stops. If any of these symptoms occur, stop taking Kabalnacht and confer with your doctor.

Posted by: Kindltot at May 16, 2022 05:20 PM (xhaym)

65 Cancelled my ESPN streaming last week. Hated to do it but it’s my small contribution.
Posted by: Squid at May 16, 2022 05:17 PM (31Nts)


Good for you. Before you know it, you won't even miss it.

Posted by: Jordan61 at May 16, 2022 05:20 PM (DRSnL)

66 Charlie Sheen likes the trannies.Nobody else likes the trannies. Posted by: Yo! Ultra Ultra MAGA

Eddie Murphy begs to differ.

Posted by: Lost In Space - Now Fortified with Ultra Maga Moon Beams at May 16, 2022 05:20 PM (2mSQi)

67 Well, we are still going to do our $25,000 orlando vacation this summer, but not a nickel at Disney.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at May 16, 2022 05:20 PM (bg3iC)

68 Off topic.

Justice Thomas did and interview with John Yoo on c-span.
It was very interesting, but he described the clerk vetting process and incidentally revealed that he had no idea a certain candidate was black until he met her for an interview.

This is big. If the SC does not racial profile and give preferences, does that mean they are not sympathetic to AA in colleges, employment, etc? Could this be a signal that they will change those interpretations and bring back equal protection? I think a lot of people will see it that way.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is junta manifest at May 16, 2022 05:21 PM (sHOfO)

69 It was a guy named Igor? Well hell there's your problem.

Posted by: Eromero at May 16, 2022 05:21 PM (0OP+5)

70 Well, we are still going to do our $25,000 orlando vacation this summer, but not a nickel at Disney.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at May 16, 2022 05:20 PM (bg3iC)

Universal ? Is that in Orlando?

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at May 16, 2022 05:21 PM (oc1LF)

71


I have no desire to see a superhero movie.

Posted by: Dr.Rev. Senator Your Highness E Buzz Miller, Esq PhD MA MS at May 16, 2022 05:22 PM (XnbJC)

72 Is our wheat production down ? Canada's ?

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at May 16, 2022 05:18 PM (oc1LF)


We are sending most of it to Central Africa to offset the losses from Russia and Ukraine, and the refusal to ship from India.

Posted by: Kindltot at May 16, 2022 05:22 PM (xhaym)

73 Before you know it, you won't even miss it.

I’ll truly miss it for college football but killing woke is more existential. Whatever that means

Posted by: Squid at May 16, 2022 05:23 PM (31Nts)

74 Depp attorney: To date you have not donated a single dime of the $7 million from your divorce settlement to the charities you stated publicly you would do.

Ms. Heard: No. But I really, really, really wanted the positive publicity.

Heard attorney: I object, I object to her answer!

Depp attorney puts on smug face.
Posted by: Lost In Space - Now Fortified with Ultra Maga Moon Beams at May 16, 2022 05:18 PM


Are you serious? The attorney tried to object to *his client's answer*?

Posted by: Chuck C at May 16, 2022 05:23 PM (hOAT3)

75 If you have index funds in your portfolio, you have a lot of DIS exposure

Posted by: Regular joe at May 16, 2022 05:23 PM (nnp+f)

76 59 >>>However, she's on as a producer for the MCU's good movies too, back to Iron Man 1, Captain America 2 and more.

she was a producer on something called "physical production" or something. Like: the sets and props. The shoot. Not the story.
Posted by: ace at May 16, 2022 05:19 PM (0G13K)

It's hard to say what a 'producer', 'co-producer' or 'executive producer' actually does. Maybe she wasn't allowed to give story notes early when the movies were better.

SOMEBODY seriously fucked up Avengers Endgame and I want to blame her.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, RIP Oregon Muse at May 16, 2022 05:23 PM (XvPQV)

77 I told some investors on a financial blog to get out of DIS in January, when we saw this coming. It will get worse.

I may be an outlier, but even if a movie is good, I can wait and purchase the DVD in a few months. Then I can sit in a comfortable chair in my own house, wear whatever I want, pause it to refresh snacks or go to the restroom, and I don't have to hear people talking on cell phones or poorly behaved and poorly supervised children.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at May 16, 2022 05:23 PM (5kI0z)

78 The first CEO that publicly tells woketards to go fuck themselves and kicks them out of the company has a political future.

Posted by: mayor pete at May 16, 2022 05:24 PM (rJ48h)

79 How's mickey doing in the Middle Kingdom? $ yes. No?

Posted by: humphreyrobot at May 16, 2022 05:24 PM (Htl8g)

80 The court room gallery at the end of the day stayed in the court room waving at Depp until Depp left the courtroom. I am no taking odds that the jury will be waving at Depp when they leave the courtroom by the end of the week. Heard is toast, avocado toast because this is a Hollywood trial. America's Soap Opera ends for the day.

Posted by: Lost In Space - Now Fortified with Ultra Maga Moon Beams at May 16, 2022 05:25 PM (2mSQi)

81 That Disney exec who uses her kids, and the hard work of Disney's past employees who developed their catalog and place as a family friendly brand, to push her toxic ideology is disgusting.

Posted by: bonhomme at May 16, 2022 05:25 PM (i0wNm)

82
Notice the silence coming from the C Suite of major corporations about Roe?

I have a feeling that the name 'Heartbeat Law' has had something to do with the lefts inability to gain any traction.

Whoever named it that? You have my eternal respect.

Only a ghoul could deny that is human life.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at May 16, 2022 05:25 PM (dQvv7)

83 $25,000 vacation? WTF?

Posted by: Infidel at May 16, 2022 05:25 PM (E0NVW)

84 That graph looks like Thanos snapped it.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at May 16, 2022 05:26 PM (44ww/)

85 I watched the first two episodes of Moon Knight last night, and was not impressed. I doubt I'll watch the rest of it. (I download from internet friends, I don't pay)
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MCU has become a "see it eventually on TBS" sort of thing for me, and I really liked the first eight or so films. Depending on the hero in question.
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The narrative choice to keep the disappearance of half of the universe's population in Endgame just compounds nonsense as other stories spin out.
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I also watched the latest Spiderman courtesy of DVD rental. That one was at least somewhat fun in the way it crossed previous villians/Spidey's. It did not leave me wanting to see Dr. Strange 2, though.

Posted by: Beltway Elite at May 16, 2022 05:26 PM (t/mkx)

86 Ha ha ha.

It's about time the normies noticed how bad these companies are for western civ.

Posted by: G. Gnome will not comply at May 16, 2022 05:26 PM (OQcPl)

87 They ought to live stream the inspections at Disneyworld when the county shows up. I’d give it a chance. Mickey’s grease trap they could call it.

Posted by: Holy Crap at May 16, 2022 05:26 PM (P1AAb)

88 I did like the last Spider Man. Funny, clever and a good wrap up. But that's about it.

MCU is teh ghey now, so back to reading and actual good movies at home.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at May 16, 2022 05:27 PM (jvt6t)

89
She's the Future is Female genius who wants to change the name of the X-Men because the name is "outdated" and sexist.
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Yeah it is pretty outdated. Maybe they should change to it to E-Men.
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Y-Wymyn

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 16, 2022 05:27 PM (63Dwl)

90 Pete Buttigieg says the baby formula shortage has hit him directly because he and husband Chasten have had to 'root around' to find it for their nine-month-old twins

https://tinyurl.com/5eb93h2e

Posted by: The ARC of History! at May 16, 2022 05:28 PM (I2/tG)

91 Are you serious? The attorney tried to object to *his client's answer*?
Posted by: Chuck C

My comment encapsulates the spirit of what is happening. The actual objections were over stuff but when you step back the Heard attorney was screaming, effectively, I object to my client's answer. This is a complete shit show and it is pretty great TV.

Posted by: Lost In Space - Now Fortified with Ultra Maga Moon Beams at May 16, 2022 05:28 PM (2mSQi)

92 I had a client once, very, very wealthy landlord evicting some poor clients (he was removing the building from rental use under CA's "Ellis Act"). Super lefty tenant attorney started questioning him about how wealthy he was, basically making him out to be a greedy pig. On cross, my boss asked him what he did with that $. Oh, gives millions away to various goody-goody charities.... Objection! Overruled.

Posted by: SFGoth at May 16, 2022 05:28 PM (KAi1n)

93 > The first CEO that publicly tells woketards to go fuck themselves and kicks them out of the company has a political future.

Netflix did. They told people that if working on a show that contradicted their opinions hurt their feelings, then Netflix wasn't a good fit for them.

Posted by: bonhomme at May 16, 2022 05:28 PM (i0wNm)

94 XX-Men

Posted by: Chuck Martel at May 16, 2022 05:29 PM (fs1hN)

95 Spiderman 3 shows they can make product people want. They prefer not to.

Posted by: Texican ette at May 16, 2022 05:29 PM (UIm4F)

96 I know a gal who is a big DR. Strange fan. She loved the first one and the negative word of mouth stopped her cold.

It took 6 years to get here and now MARVEL DOES THE SAME FUCKING THING...the main character is just there to introduce a female. Girls hate Wanda. Sorry. This girl like the sister of black widow, fwiw. But to turn a doctor strange movie into a wanda movie is just fucking mindblowing.

They turned Loki. Fucking Loki, their most popular character (or at least heel) into a simp for his female alternate version. Instead of a lovable scoundrel in a quantum leap situation, we got Loki's therapy session.

Posted by: sockamster-rookie poster at May 16, 2022 05:29 PM (OuH7W)

97 Pete Buttigieg says the baby formula shortage has hit him directly because he and husband Chasten have had to 'root around' to find it for their nine-month-old twins Posted by: The ARC of History

So, all four of their breasts suddenly went dry. Tough being a mom these days.

Posted by: Lost In Space - Now Fortified with Ultra Maga Moon Beams at May 16, 2022 05:29 PM (2mSQi)

98 She's the Future is Female genius who wants to change the name of the X-Men because the name is "outdated" and sexist.
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Yeah it is pretty outdated. Maybe they should change to it to E-Men.
Posted by: ... at May 16, 2022 05:19 PM (dscaa)


Or, hear me out, a team of male-to-female trannies called The Ex-Men.
Brilliant, huh?

Posted by: Disney at May 16, 2022 05:30 PM (FJYfm)

99 Hey, Pete Buttplug, just breastfeed!!

HAHAHAHAH

Posted by: Jak Sucio at May 16, 2022 05:30 PM (jvt6t)

100 Yeah it is pretty outdated. Maybe they should change to it to E-Men.
Posted by: ... at May 16, 2022 05:19 PM (dscaa)


Or, hear me out, a team of male-to-female trannies called The Ex-Men.
Brilliant, huh?


*Cues up ancient C-Men joke*

Posted by: Archimedes at May 16, 2022 05:31 PM (ZsR3z)

101 So, all four of their breasts suddenly went dry. Tough being a mom these days.

Pete says they're completely dependent on baby formula for the twins.

Is he saying that men can't lactate?

TERF.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at May 16, 2022 05:31 PM (I2/tG)

102 >Pete Buttigieg says the baby formula shortage has hit him directly because he and husband Chasten have had to 'root around' to find it for their nine-month-old twins

Posted by: The ARC of History! at May 16, 2022 05:28 PM (I2/tG)

Meaning he forced one of his lackeys to drive around town until the lackey found some formula.

Posted by: Dworkin Barimen - anarcho-tyranny? you're soaking in it! at May 16, 2022 05:31 PM (a/cEo)

103 >>> Charlie Sheen likes the trannies.Nobody else likes the trannies. Posted by: Yo! Ultra Ultra MAGA

Eddie Murphy begs to differ.
Posted by: Lost In Space - Now Fortified with Ultra Maga Moon Beams at May 16, 2022 05:20 PM (2mSQi)


Don't knock 'em till you've tried 'em

Posted by: B00dyB@tt3ry69 at May 16, 2022 05:31 PM (0fVbu)

104 Netflix did. They told people that if working on a show that contradicted their opinions hurt their feelings, then Netflix wasn't a good fit for them.
Posted by: bonhomme

Yeah. But Cuties is still up though, right? Netflix is trying to stop employee infighting. They don't care about the CP that they show via their service.

Posted by: G. Gnome will not comply at May 16, 2022 05:32 PM (OQcPl)

105 Is he saying that men can't lactate?

I'll bet David Hogg can.

Posted by: Archimedes at May 16, 2022 05:32 PM (ZsR3z)

106
g'early evenin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at May 16, 2022 05:32 PM (ENBF0)

107 Hmm so grooming kids is still at +3 in America?

We may be doomed...

Posted by: 18-1 at May 16, 2022 05:32 PM (ESjRY)

108 I mean, Dr. Strange could've been a trippy thing. But instead it's a wanda/america chavez vehicle.

What if deadpool 2 was just deadpool simping for a magma girl?

Ugh, so why watch it when we wanted the deep shit from marvel? We know that Hollywood no longer employs screenwriters, so it's impossible for them to do anything other than to make liberal talking points come alive.

Posted by: sockamster-rookie poster at May 16, 2022 05:33 PM (OuH7W)

109 Nelson Muntz laughing.

Posted by: SpongeBrain ShitsPants, the Biden Abomination at May 16, 2022 05:33 PM (jV+aN)

110 I'll bet David Hogg can.

I tell you it is tough enough having to bite the pillow every time my mom's pilates instructor comes over and Dad is out of town...now this crap? I'm cis-het, well, when I'm not being bent over at least.

Posted by: David Hogg at May 16, 2022 05:33 PM (ESjRY)

111 Imagine what Disney and Florida would look like by now if Andrew Gillum had won.

Look at how much impact 1 man, by the name of DeSantis, has had across this country.

Posted by: redridinghood at May 16, 2022 05:33 PM (NpAcC)

112 Had pop ups a few time like I get at Powerline, it diverts to a website but have to swat it way quickly

Posted by: Skip at May 16, 2022 05:34 PM (2JoB8)

113 Something else the Drinker brought up was that it was the death of her beloved Vision that was her driving force. Now it's supposed to be fake kids she created out of thin air and The Vision is utterly forgotten.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, RIP Oregon Muse at May 16, 2022 05:18 PM (XvPQV)

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I liked the movie, but this was my biggest issue with it.

change the name of the x-men because it's outdated and sexist.

The Ex-Men. They are all trannies now.

Posted by: Darth Randall at May 16, 2022 05:34 PM (zL564)

114 Marvel's Phase 4

Sounds like a housing development.


Ants, ants all over your body.

Posted by: DaveA at May 16, 2022 05:34 PM (FhXTo)

115 They aren't paying a dividend IIRC either.

They're fucked.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at May 16, 2022 05:34 PM (BFigT)

116 HR groups of most companies are run by women. Young women. Interesting statistic came out not long ago that showed young women in the age group that makes up the bulk of HR in most companies was also unsurprisingly found to be replete with psychological and emotional disorders. So in effect, middle-aged white, male CEOs have been pressured to hand over the reins of the culture of their companies to broken, shrieking girls for guidance.

This is not good.

Posted by: red speck at May 16, 2022 05:34 PM (gS3OW)

117 4 Star Gen McCaffrey tweets video of a Russian plane downed by Uke air defense systems. Everyone else looked at it and noticed it was video game "footage."

Fucking hell.

https://bit.ly/37QInQ9

Posted by: bonhomme at May 16, 2022 05:34 PM (i0wNm)

118
Look at how much impact 1 man, by the name of DeSantis, has had across this country.


There are supposedly 28 R governors in America. Imagine if there were 28 DeSantises.

Posted by: 18-1 at May 16, 2022 05:34 PM (ESjRY)

119 Disney's stock price has fallen from around $180 per share to $105 today. Down 38% over the past year.

Kurt hardest hit

Posted by: Hands at May 16, 2022 05:34 PM (786Ro)

120 61 Prediction: Disney will move its corporate HQ to Bejing and release all future movies in Mandurian.
Posted by: Lost In Space - Now Fortified with Ultra Maga Moon Beams at May 16, 2022 05:20 PM (2mSQi)

Then they'll get straight to work on live action Mulan 2, filmed in the reunified formally-renegade province of Taiwan.

Posted by: Thrawn at May 16, 2022 05:35 PM (Rl7KJ)

121 99 Hey, Pete Buttplug, just breastfeed!!

HAHAHAHAH
Posted by: Jak Sucio at May 16, 2022 05:30 PM (jvt6t)
This family is headed 'lower'.

Posted by: Eromero at May 16, 2022 05:35 PM (0OP+5)

122 If your entire profit margin depends on the success of comic book movies, you're screwed. I don't watch them. I also no longer read Archie and Jughead, or Grit. Because I'm not 10.

Posted by: Archimedes at May 16, 2022 05:35 PM (ZsR3z)

123 The first CEO that publicly tells woketards to go fuck themselves and kicks them out of the company has a political future.
Posted by: mayor pete

This is a level of common sense that I would have never expected from you mayor.

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at May 16, 2022 05:36 PM (Vxu+H)

124 Posted by: Dworkin Barimen - anarcho-tyranny? you're soaking in it! at May 16, 2022 05:31 PM (a/cEo)

That's not baby formula.

Posted by: Ted Torgerson at May 16, 2022 05:36 PM (vN+oL)

125 hollywood:

1. can't write a script when the movie costs more than $40 million. unless it's tarantino.

2. bait and switches male characters:
loki->female loki
thor->female thor
dr. strange->wanda

3. hates their audience

Posted by: sockamster-rookie poster at May 16, 2022 05:36 PM (OuH7W)

126 4 Star Gen McCaffrey tweets video of a Russian plane downed by Uke air defense systems. Everyone else looked at it and noticed it was video game "footage."

Linky no worky.

Posted by: Archimedes at May 16, 2022 05:37 PM (ZsR3z)

127 Disney's hitherto unbeatable franchise is now in trouble, as Dr. Strange 2 drops 67% in its second week with zero competition due to poor word-of-mouth.
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Over the Weekend I went to see the Young Chick Who Saved the World From The Older Chick And Doctor Strange Is In It Too, And Is Deemed "Problematic".

Posted by: Axeman at May 16, 2022 05:37 PM (krQz2)

128 I also no longer read Archie and Jughead,

Didn't they make a movie of that recently too? With bicurious Veronica and Betty no less...

Posted by: 18-1 at May 16, 2022 05:37 PM (ESjRY)

129 The piece de la resistance is their pandering to a China market that will never love them while alienating the actual American culture that made them billionaires.

"Great work Maus Haus"....I called this out 15 years ago.

Posted by: sven at May 16, 2022 05:37 PM (Lzpvj)

130 Disney's stock price has fallen from around $180 per share to $105 today. Down 38% over the past year.
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It's going further south, too. Room to run still.

Buy oil and gas, sell Disney.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, Break The Teachers Unions at May 16, 2022 05:37 PM (wa8ai)

131 This family is headed 'lower'.
Posted by: Eromero at May 16, 2022 05:35 PM (0OP+5)

The next Disney Movie I'm sure.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at May 16, 2022 05:37 PM (jvt6t)

132 Related: A Trafalgar poll from yesterday (I believe) showed 87% were at least somewhat likely to drop a company that pushed a political agenda with which they disagreed.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis, Domestic Terrorist at May 16, 2022 05:38 PM (sWM8x)

133 117 4 Star Gen McCaffrey tweets video of a Russian plane downed by Uke air defense systems. Everyone else looked at it and noticed it was video game "footage."

Fucking hell.

https://bit.ly/37QInQ9
Posted by: bonhomme at May 16, 2022 05:34 PM (i0wNm)

Page doesn't exist (at least in the linky), but this wouldn't surprise me. I just assume everything I hear about Ukraine just some kind of lie. The Russians are going to lie by omission and the Ukrainians are going to lie by commission.

Posted by: Thrawn at May 16, 2022 05:38 PM (Rl7KJ)

134 It's a Queer World After All did not go over so well.

Posted by: Axeman at May 16, 2022 05:38 PM (krQz2)

135 loki->female loki
thor->female thor
dr. strange->wanda


The Scarlet Witch is an important character in Marvel, and Elizabeth Olsen isn't a terrible actress. You'd think they can just build her up like the other big named characters.

Posted by: 18-1 at May 16, 2022 05:38 PM (ESjRY)

136 Look at how much impact 1 man, by the name of DeSantis, has had across this country.

And his wife is HOT.

Posted by: Squid at May 16, 2022 05:39 PM (31Nts)

137 127 Posted by: Axeman at May 16, 2022 05:37 PM (krQz2)

Disney has a fascination with every male character being a supporting person in "their film."

Fucked up Mad Max as well.

Posted by: sven at May 16, 2022 05:39 PM (Lzpvj)

138 Disney should get back to its core businesses. Cartoons for kids (and without all the political shit) and amusement parks. Who the fuck thought it smart to get involved in a political issue? Your employees are certainly entitled to their political beliefs, but they shouldn’t have the hands on the steering wheel of the company. That’s just idiotic management. What will the perpetually insulted do? Throw a hissy fit and quit? Okies, bye. I’ll walk past you at the food pantry next week you idiot.

Posted by: Michael Penney at May 16, 2022 05:40 PM (JVqvR)

139 Marvel's Phase 4

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That's when the ants eat everything.

Posted by: Axeman at May 16, 2022 05:40 PM (krQz2)

140 135 loki->female loki
thor->female thor
dr. strange->wanda

The Scarlet Witch is an important character in Marvel, and Elizabeth Olsen isn't a terrible actress. You'd think they can just build her up like the other big named characters.
Posted by: 18-1 at May 16, 2022 05:38 PM (ESjRY)

Doesn't really accomplish the main objective of sticking it to the patriarchy though.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at May 16, 2022 05:40 PM (b2nrj)

141 4 Star Gen McCaffrey tweets video of a Russian plane downed by Uke air defense systems. Everyone else looked at it and noticed it was video game "footage."

Fucking hell.

https://bit.ly/37QInQ9
******
Reuters just tweeted a pic of the Ukrainian military in paintball gear.

Posted by: redridinghood at May 16, 2022 05:40 PM (NpAcC)

142 The Scarlet Witch is an important character in Marvel, and Elizabeth Olsen isn't a terrible actress. You'd think they can just build her up like the other big named characters.

///

lol, her story was co-opted into Rambaeux's story too.

Posted by: sockamster-rookie poster at May 16, 2022 05:40 PM (OuH7W)

143 What really amazes me (in a "wow, this is bad!) is that all of these high-powered business people who are providing the funding for these shit-shows have lost all perspective. They have forgotten that the purpose of the corporation is to make money for the shareholders. And the younger ones never knew it.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 16, 2022 05:40 PM (XIJ/X)

144 Related: A Trafalgar poll from yesterday (I believe) showed 87% were at least somewhat likely to drop a company that pushed a political agenda with which they disagreed.

I attended my youngest daughter's graduation ceremony a few days ago (Masters, Comp Sci, Carnegie Mellon). The speaker was some Eurocrat, and he spent a significant chunk of his talk yammering about abortion and fake news. I was so pissed off by the end, I was tempted to walk out.

I now have a new definition for Orwellian. He said that abortion was a "life-affirming termination". I kid you not.

Posted by: Archimedes at May 16, 2022 05:41 PM (ZsR3z)

145 It's a Queer World After All did not go over so well.

Pedos On Ice is a sure summertime hit!

Posted by: Disney at May 16, 2022 05:41 PM (TIW4Q)

146 Disney's Polling is Now Scarcely Better Than Biden's

This seems like pouncing or seizing.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at May 16, 2022 05:41 PM (a3Q+t)

147 4 Star Gen McCaffrey tweets video of a Russian plane downed by Uke air defense systems. Everyone else looked at it and noticed it was video game "footage."

Top. Men. Or whatever.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at May 16, 2022 05:41 PM (Xrfse)

148 Quote Alert!

Ace, Ed Driscoll is quoting you over at Insty.

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, Unofficial AoS Quote Finder at May 16, 2022 05:42 PM (PiwSw)

149 McCaffrey deleted the tweet. Here's a screenshot.

https://bit.ly/3Nm3LMu

Posted by: bonhomme at May 16, 2022 05:42 PM (i0wNm)

150 143 What really amazes me (in a "wow, this is bad!) is that all of these high-powered business people who are providing the funding for these shit-shows have lost all perspective. They have forgotten that the purpose of the corporation is to make money for the shareholders. And the younger ones never knew it.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 16, 2022 05:40 PM (XIJ/X)

And furthermore, I believe the colleges must be destroyed.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at May 16, 2022 05:42 PM (b2nrj)

151 Disney has a fascination with every male character being a supporting person in "their film."

Fucked up Mad Max as well.
Posted by: sven at May 16, 2022 05:39 PM (Lzpvj)
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I forgot about that.

I would have been revved to see Tom Hardy in a Mad Max Movie...until it was that Mad Max Movie.

Now, I enjoyed the movie. But calling it "Mad Max" was Beyond Dishonest.

Posted by: Axeman at May 16, 2022 05:42 PM (krQz2)

152 It's going further south, too. Room to run still.

Buy oil and gas, sell Disney.
Posted by: Huck Follywood, Break The Teachers Unions at May 16, 2022 05:37 PM (wa8ai)


deadmau5

Posted by: banana Dream at May 16, 2022 05:42 PM (0fVbu)

153 I will say that Moon Knight had a good premise and I enjoyed it. It made no sense and whatever but at least it wasn't a loogie in the eye like Loki was.

Posted by: sockamster-rookie poster at May 16, 2022 05:42 PM (OuH7W)

154 148 Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, Unofficial AoS Quote Finder at May 16, 2022 05:42 PM (PiwSw)

Ed "Derp!" Driscoll dumber cousin to Ed "Poppin Fresh!" Morrissey

Posted by: sven at May 16, 2022 05:42 PM (Lzpvj)

155 At this point members of Disney wish America Chavez's mutant ability was real, so they could jump to another dimension where Disney is still popular.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 16, 2022 05:43 PM (MILwR)

156 I just spend a morning at my alma mater: My description of the experience: "Soaked In Woke"

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, Unofficial AoS Quote Finder at May 16, 2022 05:44 PM (PiwSw)

157 People today are generally accepting of gays. For example if Pete Buttigege was halfway competent, I don't think anyone would have a problem with him. But no, that isn't good enough, YOU WILL WORSHIP ALL THINGS GAY AND YOU WILL LOVE IT OR ELSE seems to be the message everywhere. I don't think it is working out the way they expect it to.

Posted by: Chuck Martel at May 16, 2022 05:44 PM (fs1hN)

158 With bicurious Veronica and Betty no less...
Posted by: 18-1 at May 16, 2022 05:37 PM (ESjRY)

That is canon. I've seen art Dan DeCarlo drew of them. It was delicious.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, RIP Oregon Muse at May 16, 2022 05:44 PM (XvPQV)

159 Star Gen McCaffrey tweets video of a Russian plane downed by Uke air defense systems. Everyone else looked at it and noticed it was video game "footage."

TBF, I was watching a video of Uke drones destroying Russian tanks, and thought "damn, they've destroyed the entire Russian military". It was a MilSim, but that was not made clear, and was very realistic.

Posted by: Archimedes at May 16, 2022 05:44 PM (ZsR3z)

160 I like how, apparently, America Chavez comes from two ghey mommies but that's just how life is in her universe. So, you could say she espouses family values...for her universe. She'd be transgressive if she came from a mom and a dad and everyone in her universe was like, "well, it's an alternative lifestyle, I hope they don't hijack our schools and start grooming our kids..."

Posted by: sockamster-rookie poster at May 16, 2022 05:45 PM (OuH7W)

161 Well, let's see how Disney keeps making money with only the libtards supporting them.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at May 16, 2022 05:45 PM (jvt6t)

162 Disney can suck left hind tit. Keep hiring all those otherwise non-employable gender studies grads.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 16, 2022 05:45 PM (Jk3sP)

163 Get a little Strange for yourself this weekend!

Posted by: Disney Promotion Department at May 16, 2022 05:45 PM (krQz2)

164 "Soaked In Woke"

Did you strike a match?

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 16, 2022 05:45 PM (MILwR)

165 157 Posted by: Chuck Martel at May 16, 2022 05:44 PM (fs1hN)

Like Urkle was Mocha Jesus and thus beyond reproach, Petey Buttklieg like penis and thus must not be criticized.

//Duh Newsies

Posted by: sven at May 16, 2022 05:45 PM (Lzpvj)

166 Dr. Strange was always one of my Fav comics.

First movies... was meh...

Won't go see this one at all.

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 16, 2022 05:45 PM (oHd/0)

167 Pete Buttigieg says the baby formula shortage has hit him directly because he and husband Chasten have had to 'root around' to find it for their nine-month-old twins
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BS. They're having it delivered by some sweetheart arrangement. I doubt that butterjug has set foot in a grocery in years.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 16, 2022 05:46 PM (id1Da)

168 Ace, Ed Driscoll is quoting you over at Insty.

With attribution? I guess that's an improvement.

Posted by: Oddbob at May 16, 2022 05:46 PM (nfrXX)

169 Sean Davis making fun of McCaffrey.

https://bit.ly/3Pq7ha7

Posted by: bonhomme at May 16, 2022 05:46 PM (i0wNm)

170 But still, rich Californians are child-like in their devotion to woke. Over the weekend I went to a wedding with a group of LA entertainment types also as guests (the groom grew up in Calabasas). Politics came up and everyone beat up on Biden/McConnell uniparty. I was shocked (and started feeling happy). They wanted "all new politicians".

But there we parted: Because the "new politicians" have to recognize, first and foremost, climate change is killing the world. And the new ones need to be predominantly women. POC women, ideally, who will "protect our trans-population".

Unfrickingreal. Based on my small group. America has a lot farther to fall before the idiots get clued in.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, Break The Teachers Unions at May 16, 2022 05:46 PM (P8xjS)

171 I like how, apparently, America Chavez comes from two ghey mommies but that's just how life is in her universe. So, you could say she espouses family values...for her universe. She'd be transgressive if she came from a mom and a dad and everyone in her universe was like, "well, it's an alternative lifestyle, I hope they don't hijack our schools and start grooming our kids..."
Posted by: sockamster-rookie poster at May 16, 2022 05:45 PM (OuH7W)
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Yeah, and lets just ignore biology about how it is that men look like men and women look different.

Because that's not important.

We're teaching these kids Sciencefantasy worlds

Posted by: Disney Promotion Department at May 16, 2022 05:47 PM (krQz2)

172 The US is heading for an intersectionality with Sarajevo and Sri Lanka.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 16, 2022 05:47 PM (MILwR)

173 I'm thinking a movie about a mild-mannered, well-groomed professional shelving contractor by day, who by night transforms into the Ghost of Endor zooming around on a X-Wingified Vespa would be a blockbuster.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at May 16, 2022 05:47 PM (a3Q+t)

174 Here's a thought, stop taking every male Marvel character and replacing them with a sassy Marysue?
What I've seen about Dr. Strange 2 is ridiculous -- they can't let a male beat a female, so in the end Wanda offs herself. Because Dr. Stanger is too dumb and incapable.

Posted by: Lizzy's phone at May 16, 2022 05:48 PM (qaGSb)

175 I liked Fury Road. OK, it was a girl power movie but that was not omnipresent back 2015 so wasn't as offensive.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at May 16, 2022 05:48 PM (FVME7)

176 TBF, I was watching a video of Uke drones destroying Russian tanks, and thought "damn, they've destroyed the entire Russian military". It was a MilSim, but that was not made clear, and was very realistic.
Posted by: Archimedes at May 16, 2022 05:44 PM (ZsR3z)

Yeah, this is the first war being primarily fought, via the American Media. According to them Russia has lost tens of thousands of troops... while Ukraine soldiers are posting selfies with 'rescued' cats.

Oh, and Putin is dying of Cancer, at the same time he is still calmly taking calls from world leaders.

I won't say our government and media are lying to us... but they are lying to us.

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 16, 2022 05:48 PM (oHd/0)

177 But there we parted: Because the "new politicians" have to recognize, first and foremost, climate change is killing the world.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, Break The Teachers Unions at May 16, 2022 05:46 PM (P8xjS)
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And mainly go by the name of "Bernie".

It's funny because they mean something wholly different from "uniparty" than we do.

Posted by: Axeman at May 16, 2022 05:48 PM (krQz2)

178 From Insty:
Captive Russian soldiers claim commanders kill their own wounded soldiers. How very Enemy at the Gates.

https://tinyurl.com/2p86ffhf

Posted by: Archimedes at May 16, 2022 05:49 PM (ZsR3z)

179 People today are generally accepting of gays.

I don't think this is true. It simply became the testcase for what is now normal: enforced silence or else. People can't say they don't accept gays without elites imposing dreadful consequences, so the normies have shut up.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at May 16, 2022 05:49 PM (ppBhU)

180 I hate the videos of historical narrative, just say for instance Gettysburg, and it starts going through it by a video game.

Posted by: Skip at May 16, 2022 05:49 PM (2JoB8)

181 Maybe Elon Musk could buy Disney.

Posted by: redridinghood at May 16, 2022 05:49 PM (NpAcC)

182 ideally, who will "protect our trans-population".

Ten years ago those same people would have literally told you no one thought being a tranny was a valid life choice and those people need help...and not of the cut your dick off sort.

Posted by: 18-1 at May 16, 2022 05:49 PM (ESjRY)

183 175 I liked Fury Road. OK, it was a girl power movie but that was not omnipresent back 2015 so wasn't as offensive.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at May 16, 2022 05:48 PM (FVME7)

New remake coming out... Furry Road. Mad Max dressed up as a Kangaroo...

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 16, 2022 05:49 PM (oHd/0)

184 I'm thinking a movie about a mild-mannered, well-groomed professional shelving contractor by day, who by night transforms into the Ghost of Endor zooming around on a X-Wingified Vespa would be a blockbuster.

Sounds like a character from Burden’s Mystery Men.

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at May 16, 2022 05:50 PM (MdWM9)

185 Oh, and Putin is dying of Cancer, at the same time he is still calmly taking calls from world leaders.

I won't say our government and media are lying to us... but they are lying to us.
Posted by: Romeo13 at May 16, 2022 05:48 PM (oHd/0)
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Well, Putin is losing badly to a smaller country (h/t Harris), but a threat to roll over NATO if we pull out of Ukraine.

Posted by: Axeman at May 16, 2022 05:50 PM (krQz2)

186 175 Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at May 16, 2022 05:48 PM (FVME7)

Listen mate, I acted as a goddamned benchrest for Tits McGee....good enough for me m'kay?

//Mad "Eunuch" Max

Posted by: sven at May 16, 2022 05:50 PM (Lzpvj)

187 The Federalist actually had a really positive review of Dr. Strange 2, and called it "an anti-woke masterstroke," which made me want to see it:

https://tinyurl.com/mr2a8f3e

Posted by: Caiwyn at May 16, 2022 05:50 PM (+dHQK)

188 Who the fuck thought it smart to get involved in a political issue? Your employees are certainly entitled to their political beliefs, but they shouldn’t have the hands on the steering wheel of the company.
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I'm old enough to remember when employers told employees to leave their shit at the door - that's not why you were there.

Posted by: Bicentennialguy at May 16, 2022 05:50 PM (iydjf)

189 New remake coming out... Furry Road. Mad Max dressed up as a Kangaroo...

Been done, called Tank Girl

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 16, 2022 05:50 PM (MILwR)

190 Speaking of low poll numbers - I can't wait to hear what absolutely insightful dribble come out of Kamala's mouth on her tour of Abu Dhabi. Will she talk about how sandy sand it? Will she espouse on how hot, dry climates are really, really hot and dry?

Can't wait.

Posted by: Cheri at May 16, 2022 05:51 PM (oiNtH)

191 183 Posted by: Romeo13 at May 16, 2022 05:49 PM (oHd/0)

I've got a pouch that can carry my gonads you have in your purse Furyosa!

//Mad "Kangaroo" Mel

Posted by: sven at May 16, 2022 05:51 PM (Lzpvj)

192
Hey, Pete Buttplug, just breastfeed!!


For instructions contact Bette Midler.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 16, 2022 05:51 PM (63Dwl)

193 BS. They're having it delivered by some sweetheart arrangement. I doubt that butterjug has set foot in a grocery in years.
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Petey probably just called somebody at DHS and had them send over one of the many pallets being sent to illegal aliens down at the border.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer--FJB at May 16, 2022 05:52 PM (k4dH2)

194 >>>Maybe Elon Musk could buy Disney.

Posted by: redridinghood at May 16, 2022 05:49 PM (NpAcC)

When it hits $54.20. Hell, he may be able to wait it out to $4.20

Posted by: In Reel Life (yes, dummy, on purpose) at May 16, 2022 05:52 PM (QYPq3)

195 Fury Road is a funny kind of feminist movie. It has all the feminist tropes and focus but...the women fuck up all the time, some get killed, and Max literally has to save their asses.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, RIP Oregon Muse at May 16, 2022 05:52 PM (XvPQV)

196 187 Posted by: Caiwyn at May 16, 2022 05:50 PM (+dHQK)

The Federalist desperately wants to sit at Disney's table...

Cuck is not a good look.

Posted by: sven at May 16, 2022 05:52 PM (Lzpvj)

197
BS. They're having it delivered by some sweetheart arrangement. I doubt that butterjug has set foot in a grocery in years.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 16, 2022 05:46 PM (id1Da)

+++

I saw what he is all about when I viewed that video of him getting out of his SUV, donning his helmet, then getting on a bike to travel a few blocks to the capitol. He was surrounded by SS. All of this trouble for the floor show aiming to portray him as responsible, eco-concerned citizen.

Posted by: washrivergal at May 16, 2022 05:53 PM (YT+7k)

198 192
Hey, Pete Buttplug, just breastfeed!!


For instructions contact Bette Midler.
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Her breast milk passed the "sell by" date about 45 years ago.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer--FJB at May 16, 2022 05:53 PM (k4dH2)

199 187 The Federalist actually had a really positive review of Dr. Strange 2, and called it "an anti-woke masterstroke," which made me want to see it:

****

They must not have watched the same movie as everybody else.

Posted by: Azathoth at May 16, 2022 05:53 PM (wb1YC)

200 I guess the ONT can't now use this as the Feel Good story of the day.

Posted by: Beartooth at May 16, 2022 05:53 PM (NQrvS)

201 Captive Russian soldiers claim commanders kill their own wounded soldiers. How very Enemy at the Gates.


And...this is a war crime. No, the shooting thing which no one seriously believes. The forcing POWs to confess to crimes and make statement that you use to make propaganda videos with.

Posted by: 18-1 at May 16, 2022 05:53 PM (ESjRY)

202 What I've seen about Dr. Strange 2 is ridiculous -- they can't let a male beat a female, so in the end Wanda offs herself. Because Dr. Stanger is too dumb and incapable.

Posted by: Lizzy's phone at May 16, 2022 05:48 PM (qaGSb)
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Hey, he rubs America's shoulders and tells her "Get in their champ. You can DO IT" and shakes a pom-pom or two.

Not dumb, because he *realizes* that she can do it.

Posted by: Axeman at May 16, 2022 05:54 PM (krQz2)

203 They must not have watched the same movie as everybody else.

Maybe they saw the one from the other dimension?

Posted by: 18-1 at May 16, 2022 05:54 PM (ESjRY)

204 Iirc, Chapeks initial response was no comment. Then the employees raged and Iger made some public statement in support of the woke employees, effectively dragging Chapek into it. Interesting to see how Iger insisted on making Disney woke even after he left. Now Chapel is doubling down, like a tool.

Posted by: Lizzy's phone at May 16, 2022 05:54 PM (qaGSb)

205 187 The Federalist actually had a really positive review of Dr. Strange 2, and called it "an anti-woke masterstroke," which made me want to see it:

https://tinyurl.com/mr2a8f3e
Posted by: Caiwyn at May 16, 2022 05:50 PM (+dHQK)

ANTI woke? They keepa usin dat word, I done think it means what they think it means...

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 16, 2022 05:54 PM (oHd/0)

206 Sven

Are you rooting for a Zentradi battle fleet?

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 16, 2022 05:54 PM (MILwR)

207 Speaking of low poll numbers - I can't wait to hear what absolutely insightful dribble come out of Kamala's mouth on her tour of Abu Dhabi. Will she talk about how sandy sand it? Will she espouse on how hot, dry climates are really, really hot and dry?


***

"I don't like sand. It's coarse and rough and irritating and it gets everywhere. Not like here. Here everything is soft and smooth."

Posted by: Azathoth at May 16, 2022 05:55 PM (wb1YC)

208 I have not seen Dr Strange but much of what I have heard and read about it makes it sound like a movie I don't care if I see or not.

As for Disney: they have taken a rancid crap all over three of the most popular and beloved franchises in world history, then turned on parents and told them to shut up and let pervert teachers groom their tots.

Someone at the head of the company thought this was a great idea. This wasn't some random PR guy. This wasn't an oopsie. This is all on purpose, its deliberate design.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 16, 2022 05:56 PM (KZzsI)

209 206 Posted by: Anna Puma at May 16, 2022 05:54 PM (MILwR)

Exedore 2022!

He knows what a chick is!

Posted by: sven at May 16, 2022 05:56 PM (Lzpvj)

210 "I don't like sand. It's coarse and rough and irritating and it gets everywhere. Not like here. Here everything is soft and smooth."

That's nice Kamala, now let's put that mouth to better use.

Posted by: Willie Brown at May 16, 2022 05:56 PM (ESjRY)

211 And...this is a war crime. No, the shooting thing which no one seriously believes. The forcing POWs to confess to crimes and make statement that you use to make propaganda videos with.
Posted by: 18-1 at May 16, 2022 05:53 PM (ESjRY)

There are also reports... ie... brags from Ukraine that they are sending pictures of Russians killed on the battlefield, to their families.

Every norm of civilized warfare, has been thrown out... by the side we are supporting.

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 16, 2022 05:56 PM (oHd/0)

212 I basically watch the movie Pitch Meeting or Honest Trailer instead of the actual movie. It's free and typically it's more entertaining.

Posted by: MAGA_Ken at May 16, 2022 05:56 PM (cMXNt)

213 Will she espouse on how hot, dry climates are really, really hot and dry?
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As a result of climate change

Posted by: Bicentennialguy at May 16, 2022 05:56 PM (iydjf)

214 Careful there, you might catch a bad case of Micronians...

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 16, 2022 05:57 PM (MILwR)

215 I basically watch the movie Pitch Meeting or Honest Trailer instead of the actual movie. It's free and typically it's more entertaining.

Yeah Pitch Meeting is TIGHT!

Posted by: That Pitch Meeting guy at May 16, 2022 05:57 PM (ESjRY)

216 @68

If SCOTUS is de facto requiring an Ivy law pedigree for clerkship, they've outsourced their AA and wokeness filtering to the pros.

Posted by: Anotheranon at May 16, 2022 05:57 PM (8Ze5j)

217 213 Will she espouse on how hot, dry climates are really, really hot and dry?

As a result of climate change
Posted by: Bicentennialguy at May 16, 2022 05:56 PM (iydjf)

Had to explain to my 35 year old Nephew, that this California drought... is NORMAL. We've had at least 5 in my lifetime.

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 16, 2022 05:58 PM (oHd/0)

218 Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at May 16, 2022 05:49 PM (ppBhU)

Point taken. Perhaps I should have said gays are tolerated, using the pre-woke definition of the word, roughly live and let live.

Posted by: Chuck Martel at May 16, 2022 05:58 PM (fs1hN)

219 Because Dr. Stanger is too dumb and incapable./i]

Strange went from "so brilliant he self-taught magic until he was a master magician" in the first movie to "stands around and watches stuff happen" in the Avengers movies, then an idiot that blows up the multiverse in Spider-Man and stupid second banana to a teleporter in his own sequel.

Seriously, Dr Strange can travel between universes, why does he need Ms Marvel again? Oh yeah grrl power and representation.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 16, 2022 05:58 PM (KZzsI)

220 I sincerely hope Rufo never runs for office. He's too effective, it would be a waste.

Posted by: Hands at May 16, 2022 05:59 PM (786Ro)

221
I don't think this is true. It simply became the testcase for what is now normal: enforced silence or else. People can't say they don't accept gays without elites imposing dreadful consequences, so the normies have shut up.
Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at May 16, 2022 05:49 PM (ppBhU)

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Agree. I look down upon homos, especially seeing he end results of "gay marriage".

Posted by: MAGA_Ken at May 16, 2022 05:59 PM (cMXNt)

222 There's a Fury Road sequel coming out. No word if Mad Max is even in it.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 16, 2022 05:59 PM (KZzsI)

223 Ryan George is actually funny, +1 for Pitch Meetings

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, RIP Oregon Muse at May 16, 2022 05:59 PM (XvPQV)

224 Doctor Strange's four or five minute scene in Thor Ragnarok with Thor and Loki was a better representation of the character than the entire latest movie.

Posted by: Azathoth at May 16, 2022 05:59 PM (wb1YC)

225 Had to explain to my 35 year old Nephew, that this California drought... is NORMAL. We've had at least 5 in my lifetime.
Posted by: Romeo13 at May 16, 2022 05:58 PM (oHd/0)

But that was, like, years ago, dude.

Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at May 16, 2022 05:59 PM (okGHj)

226 Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 16, 2022 05:58 PM (KZzsI)

Well, the character MUST be destroyed!!!!!

He is MASTER of the Mystic Arts... and being a MASTER makes him both RAAAACIST and SEXXXXXIST!!!

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 16, 2022 06:00 PM (oHd/0)

227 “We will work together, and continue to work together, to address these issues, to tackle these challenges, and to work together as we continue to work operating from the new norms, rules, and agreements, that we will convene to work together…We will work together” - Disney

Posted by: Posting "First" should be a killin' offense! at May 16, 2022 06:00 PM (ejBsR)

228 I haven't seen the new Dr. Strange movie. But reportedly the woke are throwing temper tantrums because the villain of the movie is a woman. "How DARE a screenwriter depict a woman as anything other than good!"

So I'm holding off judgement until I see it. Assuming that I do, of course.

I've heard from a few sources that are ordinarily down on the MCU's latest fare that Moon Knight is really good, and a lot of fun... until the last episode or two.

Posted by: junior at May 16, 2022 06:00 PM (FtHnI)

229 Every norm of civilized warfare, has been thrown out... by the side we are supporting.
Posted by: Romeo13 at May 16, 2022 05:56 PM (oHd/0)

I'll say again, I don't stand with Ukraine and I don't stand with Russia. The first half of that sentence apparently makes me a bad person.

Posted by: Chuck Martel at May 16, 2022 06:00 PM (fs1hN)

230 Gee, I'm just all busted up about Disney being run straight into the ground like a jackhammer.

Just reeeeeeally busted up.

Posted by: Tex Lovera at May 16, 2022 06:00 PM (wtvvX)

231 There's a Fury Road sequel coming out. No word if Mad Max is even in it.

This time the tanker is full of baby formula

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 16, 2022 06:00 PM (MILwR)

232 Gosh, do you suppose people have decided not to give money to a pro-kiddie-diddling company? How could that be?

Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at May 16, 2022 06:00 PM (okGHj)

233 so, mr. hollywood, here's the thing.

I watch a loki tv show to see loki be loki
I watch dr. strange to see weird shit and dr. strange being cool
I watch thor to see cool thor
I watch Captain America to see Cap save the day and be awesome. At least we have the Winter Solider. It stayed on point.

Posted by: sockamster-rookie poster at May 16, 2022 06:01 PM (OuH7W)

234 225 Had to explain to my 35 year old Nephew, that this California drought... is NORMAL. We've had at least 5 in my lifetime.
Posted by: Romeo13 at May 16, 2022 05:58 PM (oHd/0)

But that was, like, years ago, dude.
Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at May 16, 2022 05:59 PM (okGHj)

Best part? He grew up in California, and lived through three of them himself. Once I pointed that out... he was like.... ohhhhh....

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 16, 2022 06:01 PM (oHd/0)

235 Doctor Strange's four or five minute scene in Thor Ragnarok with Thor and Loki was a better representation of the character than the entire latest movie.

Yeah he felt settled in and like the comic book character: he's figured this out and is comfortable in his own home. Then... what the???

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 16, 2022 06:01 PM (KZzsI)

236 And...this is a war crime. No, the shooting thing which no one seriously believes. The forcing POWs to confess to crimes and make statement that you use to make propaganda videos with.

Just because you don't believe it, it is not automatically disproven.

Posted by: Archimedes at May 16, 2022 06:01 PM (ZsR3z)

237 37 She's the Future is Female genius who wants to change the name of the X-Men because the name is "outdated" and sexist.
__________________

Y-Men

pay me.
Posted by: Chuck Martel at May 16, 2022 05:14 PM (fs1hN)


w-men ?

Posted by: Half Dozen at May 16, 2022 06:01 PM (Cem4/)

238 178 From Insty:
Captive Russian soldiers claim commanders kill their own wounded soldiers. How very Enemy at the Gates.

https://tinyurl.com/2p86ffhf

Posted by: Archimedes at May 16, 2022 05:49 PM (ZsR3z)

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Just think, if we'd done that with McCain, DeathCare might have been repealed under Trump.

Posted by: ShainS -- Welcome to the boneyard, we got fun and games at May 16, 2022 06:01 PM (qSs7F)

239 Sucks to be disney.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at May 16, 2022 06:02 PM (bVYXr)

240 Is Chasten’s wife mayor Pete’s breasts still producing milk since Pete pooped the twins out his anus?
He probably crashed the site to have all the formula to himself.

Posted by: Xtranon at May 16, 2022 06:02 PM (Sl2t+)

241 But reportedly the woke are throwing temper tantrums because the villain of the movie is a woman. "How DARE a screenwriter depict a woman as anything other than good!"

Dr Strange repeatedly tries to comfort Scarlet Witch telling her that she did the right thing and has nothing to feel bad about. So they did try to soften the blow.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 16, 2022 06:02 PM (KZzsI)

242 wo-men ?

Posted by: Half Dozen at May 16, 2022 06:02 PM (Cem4/)

243 Best part? He grew up in California, and lived through three of them himself. Once I pointed that out... he was like.... ohhhhh....
Posted by: Romeo13 at May 16, 2022 06:01 PM (oHd/0)

And then will come the torrential rains which are allowed to run off into the ocean to save the delta smelt.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at May 16, 2022 06:02 PM (b2nrj)

244 By the way, Meat Puppet is deploying American troops to Somalia, again reversing Trump, because America's vital national interest demands more death in the horn of Africa. Maybe we will get a few more incestuous corrupt Congresswomen out of the deal. Oh, joy.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, Break The Teachers Unions at May 16, 2022 06:02 PM (P8xjS)

245 Whaa!-myn!

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 16, 2022 06:02 PM (MILwR)

246 Echhh men, the ugly and disgusting second squad.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 16, 2022 06:03 PM (KZzsI)

247 The movie has several problems.

The main one is that it's incredibly dark, almost a horror movie. Given that Sam Raimi is the director (Evil Dead movies) it's no surprise. But it's very gory, and has a lot of creepy occult/witchcraft type scenes throughout the movie.

That was the first bit of word of mouth that everyone seems to mention "Oh it's really dark, careful about taking kids to see it".

And then bottom line. America Chavez just isn't a draw. The actress is homely, and the character is obnoxious and whiny.

Posted by: other_joe_mama at May 16, 2022 06:03 PM (A/AzV)

248 Just think, if we'd done that with McCain, DeathCare might have been repealed under Trump.
Posted by: ShainS -- Welcome to the boneyard, we got fun and games at May 16, 2022 06:01 PM (qSs7F)

And yet the funeral would still be going on.

Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at May 16, 2022 06:03 PM (okGHj)

249 Wanda makes short work of each male in the Illuminati, including one of the most powerful mutants in Marvel: Blackbolt, who doesn't have to use his Omega weapon, i.e. his voice, to zap someone.

And besides, they got Blackbolt wrong. Yes, he probably might have atomized the alternate Strange the way he did. But using his voice is one of the last things he wants to do because he vaporized his parents with it. It's one of the last things he wants to use. So his demise strikes more as gimmicky then anything else.

But anyway, Wand eliminates all the male characters, so easily. Reed Richards has always had a sucky power but he uses it *smart*(!!) And is left to fight yet another female Captain Marvel and a gender-swapped Captain America.

Meanwhile, we do get good fisticuffs with Mordu and Strange while girls are ripping up the next room.

Posted by: Axeman at May 16, 2022 06:03 PM (krQz2)

250 If the 10th Mountain Division with SF support couldn't keep the peace in Somalia, 700 is a fart in a sand storm.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 16, 2022 06:03 PM (MILwR)

251 I'll say again, I don't stand with Ukraine and I don't stand with Russia. The first half of that sentence apparently makes me a bad person.

According to whom?

Posted by: Archimedes at May 16, 2022 06:04 PM (ZsR3z)

252 If you woke crowd is upset at Wanda being a villain then maybe they should stop writing her as someone doing villain stuff.

As other reviewers have pointed out, you could literally take everything Wanda has done since the Avengers movie ended and lay it perfectly onto a movie where the villain does exactly what she does.

Posted by: Azathoth at May 16, 2022 06:04 PM (wb1YC)

253 Just think, if we'd done that with McCain, DeathCare might have been repealed under Trump.
Posted by: ShainS -- Welcome to the boneyard, we got fun and games at May 16, 2022 06:01 PM (qSs7F)
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I'm beginning to think Johnny drew the short straw. Some crypto-Dem was going to have to save it, and it fell to him.

Posted by: Axeman at May 16, 2022 06:04 PM (krQz2)

254 >The Federalist actually had a really positive review of Dr. Strange 2, and called it "an anti-woke masterstroke," which made me want to see it:

Posted by: Caiwyn at May 16, 2022 05:50 PM (+dHQK)

The movie that has a line that says that in most universes, food is free for everyone? The one where the main Mary Sue spawned from two mommies? I'm pressing X to doubt.

Posted by: Dworkin Barimen - anarcho-tyranny? you're soaking in it! at May 16, 2022 06:04 PM (RF0mA)

255 How come there are so many people of queer in positions of power and influence, despite how oppressed they are?

Posted by: N.L. Urker, my trench is full of chickens at May 16, 2022 06:04 PM (eGTCV)

256 Posted by: sockamster-rookie poster at May 16, 2022 06:01 PM (OuH7W)
__________________
If the director doesn't SUBVERT EXPECTATIONS!!!!!! then they don't get the good reviews from the woke reviewers

Posted by: Chuck Martel at May 16, 2022 06:05 PM (fs1hN)

257 And then bottom line. America Chavez just isn't a draw. The actress is homely, and the character is obnoxious and whiny.

I have heard she's basically a nonentity, a maguffin through the whole film without any character development or even explanation how anything works or what she can do.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 16, 2022 06:05 PM (KZzsI)

258 Just because you don't believe it, it is not automatically disproven.

Come on seriously? I mean this is a standard the FNM uses on a regular basis but traditionally absurd claims require serious and undeniable evidence.

Putin is an authoritarian leader, he isn't a comic book villain.

And again, forcing POWs to make propaganda videos for you is a war crime. Hell it was one of our many claims against the Vietnamese communists.

Posted by: 18-1 at May 16, 2022 06:05 PM (ESjRY)

259 American Chavez is proof you can in fact write a character worse than Ms Marvel.

Posted by: Azathoth at May 16, 2022 06:05 PM (wb1YC)

260 There's a Fury Road sequel coming out. No word if Mad Max is even in it.

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Fury Road II: That Time of the Month

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at May 16, 2022 06:05 PM (FVME7)

261 @217 Romeo13-I belong to a Facebook group called The California Water For Food And People Movement.They keep pretty good track of water being left to flow right back into the ocean. Lack of precipitation here in California isn’t a good enough excuse for these folk.

Posted by: JROD at May 16, 2022 06:05 PM (d/ps/)

262 Wanda makes short work of each male in the Illuminati

I haven't seen it but what clips I've seen and the descriptions I have read sound like everyone stands around like a dumbass as she take each one out one at a time.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 16, 2022 06:05 PM (KZzsI)

263 Power and influence IS oppression. Try to keep up.

Posted by: klaftern at May 16, 2022 06:06 PM (taPSh)

264 255 How come there are so many people of queer in positions of power and influence, despite how oppressed they are?
Posted by: N.L. Urker, my trench is full of chickens at May 16, 2022 06:04 PM (eGTCV)

Same reason there are so many buttfucking Bishops in the Catholic Church. They sought it out and were supported by commies to get there.

Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at May 16, 2022 06:07 PM (okGHj)

265 Come on seriously?

Yes, seriously. I said "claim". The proof is not there yet, but do you really find it so unbelievable that the Russian military is capable of such a thing?

Posted by: Archimedes at May 16, 2022 06:07 PM (ZsR3z)

266 257 And then bottom line. America Chavez just isn't a draw. The actress is homely, and the character is obnoxious and whiny.

I have heard she's basically a nonentity, a maguffin through the whole film without any character development or even explanation how anything works or what she can do.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 16, 2022 06:05 PM (KZzsI)

Apparently she was WORSE in the first cut of the film. Hence the unusual amount of reshoots. She was even more bratty, unlikable in the original shooting script.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, RIP Oregon Muse at May 16, 2022 06:07 PM (XvPQV)

267 And...this is a war crime. No, the shooting thing which no one seriously believes. The forcing POWs to confess to crimes and make statement that you use to make propaganda videos with.
Posted by: 18-1

i also don't believe the russian dead piked in heaps story with that photo. as poorly provisioned as the Ukes seem to be in ohotos and videos...that's some good boots left on those corpses.

Posted by: BifBewalski @ (UgAdJ) - at May 16, 2022 06:07 PM (UgAdJ)

268 Posted by: JROD at May 16, 2022 06:05 PM (d/ps/)

Yeah, if we had spent all that money on dams, instead of High Speed Rail from Bakersfield to Merced? That no one will ever ride?

Could be in better shape... ya know.

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 16, 2022 06:07 PM (oHd/0)

269 America Chavez is a plot device, she is the Maltese Falcon. Stuff dreams are made of.

IE not a character. She is there to be stolen, saved, abused; what ever in order to advance the plot.

Congratulations Marvel and Disney, you have turned a woman into an object.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 16, 2022 06:08 PM (MILwR)

270 251 I'll say again, I don't stand with Ukraine and I don't stand with Russia. The first half of that sentence apparently makes me a bad person.

According to whom?
Posted by: Archimedes at May 16, 2022 06:04 PM (ZsR3z)

About 3/4 of congress, nearly all lefty pundits and about 2/3 of so-called righty pundits.

Posted by: Chuck Martel at May 16, 2022 06:08 PM (fs1hN)

271 The proof is not there yet, but do you really find it so unbelievable that the Russian military is capable of such a thing?

Yes. As does any person not swallowing the koolaide.

This is more absurd then half the stuff the FNM pushed during the WoT.

Posted by: 18-1 at May 16, 2022 06:08 PM (ESjRY)

272 I'll say again, I don't stand with Ukraine and I don't stand with Russia.

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I have no dog in this fight.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at May 16, 2022 06:09 PM (FVME7)

273 About 3/4 of congress, nearly all lefty pundits and about 2/3 of so-called righty pundits.

Ah, I thought you meant here. I think you're wrong, and I disagree with your position. That doesn't mean I think you're a bad person, and I suspect that's the case for many of the people you cite.

Posted by: Archimedes at May 16, 2022 06:09 PM (ZsR3z)

274 I haven't seen the new Dr. Strange movie. But reportedly the woke are throwing temper tantrums because the villain of the movie is a woman. "How DARE a screenwriter depict a woman as anything other than good!"


Posted by: junior at May 16, 2022 06:00 PM (FtHnI)
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Women.

That's so weird because when Elizabeth Banks played the Big Bad in Power Rangers, I heard about how finally a Big Bad role was created for a woman!

(This was before they stopped knowing what a woman was.)

Posted by: Axeman at May 16, 2022 06:09 PM (krQz2)

275 I haven't seen it but what clips I've seen and the descriptions I have read sound like everyone stands around like a dumbass as she take each one out one at a time.

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The entire modern woke style of storytelling depends primarily on everyone besides the female...hero...standing there uncharacteristically doing f*** all while they're killed or somehow kicked across the room at 120 miles an hour.

It makes you long for the realism in the fight scenes in Harley Quinn.

Posted by: Azathoth at May 16, 2022 06:09 PM (wb1YC)

276 Sorry about the OT, but I think I've missed something. Wasn't there supposed to be a release of SC rulings today? I haven't heard anything.

Posted by: Emmie at May 16, 2022 06:10 PM (6RgRK)

277 nood

Posted by: It's me donna at May 16, 2022 06:10 PM (bs+z0)

278 Victoria Alonzo should have been fired years ago. She's a cancer on creativity and smart story telling. Ditto Sana Amanant, who has likely been fired but who has already fun the comics division of Marvel into the crapper. This duo is more about racial politics and sticking it to whitey than they are about building up popular franchises in a smart way. Their favorite word "diversity" has been used as a crudgle to attack white males and traditional comic fans they dislike, not to positively promote diverse characters that are actually good. They know this. Their goal is not diversity but to destroy something that their previous customers - white males - loved.
Never let SJW's into your home. They won't leave. Disney is learning the brutal way but I feel not one drop of sorrow for them. They did this to themselves, all while calling their longtime fans "man babies" and "incels."
I will always treasure the Marvel comics, cartoons, television shows, movies and characters I grew up with and cherish. Disney and their diversity cadre can't take that away from me.

Posted by: Tracy at May 16, 2022 06:10 PM (t/whR)

279
And then bottom line. America Chavez just isn't a draw. The actress is homely, and the character is obnoxious and whiny.

I have heard she's basically a nonentity, a maguffin through the whole film without any character development or even explanation how anything works or what she can do.


That's a good way to put it. She's central to the whole plot, but there isn't much character development or growth at all.

Magically at the end she is able to control her powers because Dr Strange asked "believes in her" or whatever.

Posted by: other_joe_mama at May 16, 2022 06:10 PM (A/AzV)

280 nood.

Posted by: Beltway Elite at May 16, 2022 06:11 PM (t/mkx)

281 I have no dog in this fight.
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I hope Ukraine wins, only because I don't want Putin to have the opportunity to expand the war to other countries, and I'm convinced he'll do that if he can.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis, Domestic Terrorist at May 16, 2022 06:11 PM (sWM8x)

282 @265 The proof is not there yet, but do you really find it so unbelievable that the Russian military is capable of such a thing?

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I find it unlikely that the *Russians* did it, though not impossible.

The auxiliary troops that the Russians have been recruiting from Syria, on the other hand... That strikes me as something that a bunch of Arab mercenaries might do when they think no one is watching them.

Posted by: junior at May 16, 2022 06:11 PM (FtHnI)

283 That's a good way to put it. She's central to the whole plot, but there isn't much character development or growth at all.

Magically at the end she is able to control her powers because Dr Strange asked "believes in her" or whatever.
Posted by: other_joe_mama at May 16, 2022 06:10 PM (A/AzV)
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SHE HAS TWO MOMS! WHAT MORE CHARACTER DO YOU NEED!

Posted by: Diversity at May 16, 2022 06:12 PM (krQz2)

284 179-

I’m a conservative gay guy who’s been with my guy for 18 years. Most folks in our neighborhood recognize the relationship. No problems. My very conservative family might not approve, but they just let it go. My parents send money every year for dude’s birthday. I think you’re wrong.

Posted by: Michael Penney at May 16, 2022 06:12 PM (JVqvR)

285 @romeo13..desalination plants.

But, the Coast Commission won't allow it.

Heck, the town I grew up in, Morro Bay, has an idle power plant that could have been converted to a desalination plant, or, novel thought, brought back online to supply electricity.

However, Duke walked away when the Morro Bay city council decided they wanted 20 million a year from Duke instead of the paltry 7 million Duke was paying.

Yeah, town the size of Morro Bay threw away 7 million dollars in revenue and are now seeking ways to tax the ever loving crap out of locals. But, hey no evil electricity from a fossil fuel plant!

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/) at May 16, 2022 06:13 PM (5pTK/)

286 178 Read it, like every other not really sure it did or didn't happen. If did would think other Russjs soldiers will find out and it won't be good for them.

Posted by: Skip at May 16, 2022 06:14 PM (2JoB8)

287
283 That's a good way to put it. She's central to the whole plot, but there isn't much character development or growth at all.

Magically at the end she is able to control her powers because Dr Strange asked "believes in her" or whatever.
Posted by: other_joe_mama at May 16, 2022 06:10 PM (A/AzV)
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SHE HAS TWO MOMS! WHAT MORE CHARACTER DO YOU NEED!


Also a Mexican portraying a multiverse crossing Illegal Alien (that's her super power).

Posted by: other_joe_mama at May 16, 2022 06:16 PM (A/AzV)

288 Posted by: Archimedes at May 16, 2022 06:09 PM (ZsR3z)

Usually there is a leap of logic where if one doesn't support Ukraine, then they must be in Putin's pocket, or at least a dupe. I have a lot of reasons for not supporting Ukraine. I prefer a cease-fire, or at least per a comment on another thread, a golden bridge to allow the Russians to retreat metaphorically. I'm sickened by what appears to be our politicians wanting to prolong the war. I'm sickened both for the people of Ukraine and of Russia. And for the people that will suffer due to lack of food caused by the conflict.

Posted by: Chuck Martel at May 16, 2022 06:17 PM (fs1hN)

289 >>>It took 6 years to get here and now MARVEL DOES THE SAME FUCKING THING...the main character is just there to introduce a female.

>Like Mad Max and Charlize Theron? It's Madness!

Posted by: Dr. Bone at May 16, 2022 06:19 PM (d/tcb)

290 117 4 Star Gen McCaffrey tweets video of a Russian plane downed by Uke air defense systems. Everyone else looked at it and noticed it was video game "footage."

Fucking hell.

https://bit.ly/37QInQ9
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BAD LINK !!!!

Posted by: Ciampino at May 16, 2022 06:22 PM (qfLjt)

291 Kevin Feige WILL be made to walk the plank. He might try to have Victoria take the fall for him, but there is the little problem that he made a play for Bob Chapek's job. That was the reason for Scarlett's lawsuit against Disney over Black Widow. Feige was pushing it all the way.

Chapek has a money person behind him, who started being more publicly assertive late last year; it was discussed at Midnight's Edge. She is a lesbian, but priority is on making money for the investment not about being woke, and she represents a big shareholder.

Posted by: MikeN at May 16, 2022 07:02 PM (o/eHL)

292 $700 million worldwide is a disaster. Really? I am sick of Disney's antics too but this is a gross exaggeration. And about the figures for the Moon Knight finale, when have they ever released figures? Let alone what other streaming service releases figures? They don't. And if they do release something, it is so vague as to mean anything. Marvel is hardly in trouble. If they were, an opening weekend of $200 million and a worldwide total of $450 million without China or Russia would not have happened.

Posted by: Joseph Kastner at May 16, 2022 07:13 PM (eXPNF)

293 Dr. Strange II is a mess of a plot with woke frosting. It's not about Dr. Strange but is mainly about Wanda Witch. With Tijuana Gomez has two Moms shoehorned in to make the movie stunning and brave.

Watch the Critical Drinker and/or Nerdrotic's review(s) for their verdict on this waste of time.

Posted by: Minuteman at May 16, 2022 07:27 PM (LaNzR)

294 When Ace leaves out important numbers like total box office sales I know enough to check
Dr Strange 2 is a blockbuster after 2 weeks 688 million in ticket sales

Lol
Ace why did you leave that out?

Posted by: Steve Bannon at May 16, 2022 07:37 PM (jnWnD)

295 >>254 >The Federalist actually had a really positive review of Dr. Strange 2, and called it "an anti-woke masterstroke," which made me want to see it:

Posted by: Caiwyn at May 16, 2022 05:50 PM (+dHQK)

The movie that has a line that says that in most universes, food is free for everyone? The one where the main Mary Sue spawned from two mommies? I'm pressing X to doubt.
Posted by: Dworkin Barimen - anarcho-tyranny? you're soaking in it! at May 16, 2022 06:04 PM (RF0mA)

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Point taken.

Posted by: Caiwyn at May 16, 2022 08:05 PM (+dHQK)

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