I’ve mentioned on numerous occasions here that my very favorite movie website is They Shoot Pictures, Don’t They? I recommended it to Miss Rim today while splitting a giant cookie and thought it would be fun to profile them for … Continue reading Scott OT #89: They Shoot Night Threads, Don’t They? (6/14)
Episode Grade: A- Characters need flaws. Every writer knows this, it’s Storytelling 101. Early on, it looked as if Anna Volovodov’s flaw was merely to be her complicity in Sorrento-Gillis’ pre-show sins, and her regret over her role in them. … Continue reading The Expanse: Season 3, Episode 10: “Dandelion Sky”
“There’s always something new out of Africa.” -Pliny the Elder We open on a scene of horror. Dark caverns are lit with flickering red and yellow flames. The heat is overpowering and oppressive. The heat of the air causes light … Continue reading Black Panther
Hey, Miss Vanjies! And then there were four. Last week, we bid farewell to Miz Cracker, who was sent home by Kameron Michaels after a rather confusing twins challenge. If anyone hasn’t been following Cracker’s Review with a Jew video series in which she … Continue reading RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 10: Episode 12 Discussion Thread
Jennifer Walters, Susan Storm-Richards, Jim Hammond, Emma Frost, Longshot, and Rocket Raccoon appeared in Castle Doom once again. Rather than a grim cell, this time they were seated in a grand dining room, with Doom himself at the head of … Continue reading FANTASTIC FORCE #2
Instructions! Ask! a question related to anything in pop culture: games, movies, books, music, whatever. They can be about something you’ve forgotten or tip-of-the-tongue type stuff or they can be in-universe questions about plot or other such details. Answer! questions that … Continue reading Pop Culture Reference Desk – 32nd or Thirty Seconds?
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Jeopardy! recap for Thur., Jun. 14 – Today’s contestants are: – Katherine, a verbal identity consultant from New York, who understands how words impact the corporate big picture; – Adam, a senior sales manager from Colorado, who was a five-year … Continue reading Jeopardy! recap for Thur., Jun. 14
Albert Rosenfeld had been hell-bent on solving the murder after his beloved boss Gordon Cole had been killed. So hell-bent that he began to forget his commitment to nonviolence when the opportunity for revenge arose. Not for long, of course. … Continue reading Wrapped in Plastic Day 5: I feel like I’m going to dream tonight. Big bad ones.
Some guidelines to help this space be a positive experience for everyone: ☮ As always with the AVCAD, don’t feel compelled to share beyond your comfort level. ☮ Anyone who identifies as female, or who was socialized female/AFAB/otherwise has firsthand experience with … Continue reading The Women+ Thread Bares It
Outside of an intro sequence, Yeon-Sang-ho’s Train To Busan doesn’t give its game away. An overworked funds manager named Seok-woo (Gong Yoo) lives in the city with his mother. His work has consumed him so much that he’s estranged from … Continue reading Made Overseas: Train To Busan (2016)
Artifact: Hawksbill Station, by Robert Silverberg, 1968. Description: Hardcover book with stamps saying it belonged to a college library, and another stamp that says it is no longer the property of said library. It still has the plastic cover protector … Continue reading Thriftstorm #9: Trapped in Time, Low on Morale
I’ve long heard about the infamous interview with Warren Beatty in-character as Dick Tracy. A few days ago, I decided to watch it and… what the fuck? This was only made so Beatty could keep the rights to the Dick … Continue reading Scott OT #88: The Day Thread of that fucking weird Warren Beatty/Dick Tracy interview (6/14)
When people point to critic ratings scaring away audiences from certain films, I am quick to point out how many films I wouldn’t have ared see if it wasn’t for their reputation. A couple weeks ago we took a look at … Continue reading Movie Reviews: First Reformed (2018)
Welcome to Thursday, Avocadoans! What games are you playing and what do you think of them? As a bonus prompt, what was your favorite E3 announcement? Please also join us tomorrow in Franchise Festival as we discuss Pikmin! Continue reading The Weekly Games Thread #2 Has Been E3’d
Morning Politocadoes! So what’s worse. A blindingly self-aware party of scalawags in charge of our country currently setting everything on fire, or a party of true believers? Bob Corker said on Wednesday that he felt that “It’s not a good … Continue reading The Thursday Politics Thread Is In A Cult-Like Situation
Here we are, the moment we have waited four years has come, day 1 and we only get one game, sigh: Group A: Russia v Saudi Arabia The hosts start their, most likely, arduous journey to try to get out … Continue reading World Cup Russia 2018: Day 1, The Host Debuts
Heya AvoGamers! I apologize for the short notice, but we want to record the next episode of the AVoCADo GamesCast the afternoon (Eastern time; late morning/early afternoon Pacific) of Sunday, the 17th of June, and we’d love to have you … Continue reading AVoCADo GamesCast-ing Call #37: E3 2018 Edition