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Sonic Movie Review – Jim Carrey Runs Rings Around Sonic

In this jam-packed episode, we review the Sonic The Hedgehog movie & the much buzzed-about performance of Jim Carrey’s Dr. Robotnik. We also discuss the reveal of the next generation of Samsung Galaxy phones, Parasite at the Oscars, the Democratic primaries, and more!


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I am your host Brendon and I'm joined by
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marquita hey y'all what's going on how's
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it going yeah we're uh we're fighting
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the corona virus and air pollution yeah
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it sucks to bring you this content today
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we're going to talk about Sonic we're
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also gonna talk about Samsung's new
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reveal of the Galaxy phones we'll talk
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about more excellence in Korea with
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parasite winning the Oscars and more I
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actually told what my students that I
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was gonna go see the sonic movie on
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Wednesday and he was like Mr P if you go
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to the theater you could catch the virus
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and I was like I was like don't worry
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kid I'm I'm strong but he was he
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wouldn't let it go yeah actually a lot
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of my students they because I so a lot
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of my students have said that they've
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canceled their travels and like they're
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like travels everywhere like Thailand
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and Japan and like even travels you know
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that aren't in Asia they've cancelled it
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you know I would ask them why all the
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virus I can't go out I can't do anything
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because of the virus and I'm just like
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just wash your hands yeah at inner date
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canceled um you know for like a month
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because of this virus no but yeah back
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to my kid though he was he was like he
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was almost teary-eyed
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he was like mr. B I know you're strong
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but this this virus can get inside your
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body and hurt you
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so yeah I was like dude hey and so you
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know at first I was just kind of joking
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around with him but I was like hey man
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check it out they're only what 30 cases
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now confirmed in Korea 30 no I'm sorry
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maybe it's 20 now it's it's like 20 or
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30 now and I was like there are 10
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million people in this city the chances
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are very small and I gave him a hug I'll
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say hey man thanks for caring about me
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people out there never dismissed the
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kids and always thank them for their
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humanity yeah so that's my that's my
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first jewel dropping of the of the show
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before we move on I want to go back to
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last week and get us caught up on some
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birds of prey box office I got some news
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from Business Insider and so birds of
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prey was number one but it only made
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thirty three million dollars the
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projection was about 45 to 50 million so
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that was a disappointment and it's the
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lowest opening for a DC EU film to date
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beating Shazam's
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50 million and the crazy thing was it
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had no competition this week or last
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week and it released in 4,200 screens
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that's more than black panther had when
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it released and I was watching screen
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junkies and Dan said because Suicide
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Squad was so popular with people under
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18 they cut potential box-office money
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in half by giving an aren't rating and
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they probably should have tried to write
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it for a younger audience to get more
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money as opposed to cutting them out and
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something that I forgot to mention on
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the previous show and I think we both
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forgot Harley is a Bernie supporter mmm
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you were that hmm so one small spoiler
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but one of the reasons that black mask
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is angry at her is because she voted for
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Bernie in 2016 so that was fun
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and how well-timed is that because
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Bernie won the popular vote and
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Iowa and New Hampshire no candidate and
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the modern era has won both these states
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and failed to become a nominee so it's
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kind of exciting times for me for those
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who don't know I am I'm team Bernie I
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feel like if you're if you're on his
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Facebook page you know yeah you know you
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definitely know yeah I'm interested in
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seeing how Nevada and South Carolina
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play out because they have more diverse
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populations than Iowa New Hampshire
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being a black show we got to talk about
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the black vote black support I I was
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watching CNN this morning I can only
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watch like bits and pieces between
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classes and according to the story on
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CNN this morning Biden is counting on
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the black vote in one of the southern
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states South Carolina all of them but
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I'm just like are you sure you wanna
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count I'm not because it seems like a
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lot of faith has been lost well from
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what I understand from analyses is that
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a lot of people like Bernie and Warren
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but they were unsure that they could win
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but now that bernie is winning there's
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actually a poll that came out after New
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Hampshire and he actually has more
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support among non-white voters than
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Biden does now and when one poll at
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least so that that firewall that Biden
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is counting on I think is starting to to
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crack a little bit so we'll see what
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happens I think Bernie's been broadening
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his support steadily so see what happens
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let's get to that actually so yeah
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Andrew yang is the last person of color
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of relevance because there was Deval
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Patrick who was this X Bain Capital
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worker and he dropped out actually
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around the same time as Union I think
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the same same time but yeah why are you
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on yanking
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well I try to say inform but I'm
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definitely this comes with a disclaimer
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I'm definitely not like as informed as
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our host here but some of Andrea's
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policies especially as we all know the
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policy of universal income seemed quite
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interesting and at first when I heard it
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I was like nah that's not possible you
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can't do that and then once he started
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making plans and coming out with it and
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his whole story you know it you know it
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kind of touched a lot of people
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especially people in the asian-american
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community you know they're like wow
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there's someone you know representing us
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who's you know fighting for the American
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dream or fighting for a version of the
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American Dream and you know I may not I
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may not know everything about politics
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and everything about what he stood for
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and everything but I definitely feel as
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though he he had some pretty interesting
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ideas yeah I think I think you guys a
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good idea interesting idea Martha King
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was for it I guess my my thing with
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Andrew yang is at the heart of it Ronna
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the king was also a Democratic Socialist
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and yang is very much a capitalist some
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would argue like a little libertarian
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skewing yang had good ideas beyond the
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the ubi but it seemed they seemed a bit
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too corporate friendly for my tastes
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kind of a let me give these people money
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for them to choose what they want to do
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and that sounds attractive but it is
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kind of a more libertarian sounding vibe
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yeah then what I personally politically
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aligned with which would be socialism
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there was a good citations needed
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podcasts where they talked about the the
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illusion of choice which is largely
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Republican libertarian talking point let
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the voters side let the people decide as
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opposed to actual safeguards or better
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safeguards Dave Chappelle you know was a
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surrogate for Ewing and he did little
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speech
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in his makeup room I think and was
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saying to the effect of you know black
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people would rather you put cash in
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their hand instead of programs like
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Medicare for all or truly eliminating
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student debt etc and judging by his last
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stand up and his praise of Obama he's
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more of a moderate than progressive but
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yeah I mean as a person I like King he
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seems very nice
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I'm here to see what ideas he brings in
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the future and or who he could advise or
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work with but he just he just didn't do
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enough for me for me to support him all
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over someone like Bernie Sanders my
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second kind of thing with him is he he
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was for Medicare for all like Elizabeth
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Warren
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but he started backing away from it and
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once his actual plan came out like
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Warren they they weren't really received
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that well and that's kind of when I and
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I stopped kind of falling off for both
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of them you know there was the Medicare
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for all who wanted it with Pete and buy
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it in and then Warren pretty much took
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me to care for all off the table
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and it's just pushing the public option
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and apparently and yang can even have
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the public option in his own plan so
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really yeah there's a there's a good
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young turks i'll seen the video t YT
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video where they have footage of him on
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you know some mainstream news show and
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he's like hey man I read your plan but
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your ads talk about Medicare for all but
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it's not actually in your plan he's like
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oh well you know
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yeah that's we got to get universal
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health care but it's not feasible to do
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this in this way in bova blind he was
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kind of yeah beating around the bush
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about it not really addressing right the
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disparity from you know the difference
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from his ad in the actual plan in he
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said even the public option isn't even
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in your bill he said oh well you know
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Yang's young hopefully he can evolve but
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you know ultimately yeah yeah anyway
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it'll be a very interesting year yeah
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unless we've went to some Asian
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excellence go to Samsung whoo
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so did you watch the galaxy impact the
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s20 reveal no but a lot of my students
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were talking
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yeah so for those who don't know at home
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I have a galaxy s4 super old phone for
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yes it still works
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Wow it's great it works no problem you
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have a note 10 note 10 yeah nice
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let me check out this phone right now
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the Galaxy S 20 let me tell you about it
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s 20 s 20 plus and the old trim all the
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specs have been bumped up with a 120
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Hertz screen first with your scrolling
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there is improved battery cameras of
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course and more but the ultra has a
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hundred and eight megapixel main camera
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with 10 times zoom apparently it's great
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for low-light shots so I'm considering
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copying one of these phones maybe we can
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start doing some video with our show
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it'll be a little easier to do what I'm
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worried about is that this is just the
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beginning of this style of phone and a
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couple of years the base phones will
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have 108 megapixels with better
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computation and the better battery and
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that the 45 watt fast charging so I'm
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actually considering buying a used 10
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like yours oh you said 10 no did I say
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10 you said 10 oh my bad didn't mean 10
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sorry I lied but no I'm thinking of
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buying a used 10 or an iPhone 11 pro and
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it may be waiting for the other for it
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for this new system to get a little more
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refined you know I'm saying an iPhone
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for the camera the dark I'm thinking
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about well you know I have a MacBook but
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I've always used Android phones oh
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you're already halfway there I want two
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more well do you plan to upgrade to be
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honest I can't even remember cuz for
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people who don't know like in Korea cell
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phone contracts are they run for about
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two years depending on the company I
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think Nelson run for two years and I
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can't remember if I got this phone two
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years ago
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maybe I did you bought it new
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yeah okay it's it's hard for me to
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remember because it it's just it's a
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blur this is my second Korean phone here
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in Korea so my might upgrade but for
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right now it's okay yeah not bad yeah I
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bought this as for used five years ago
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oh yeah a hundred and thirty dollars are
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you serious yep so I'm considering
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getting a ten just for like you know
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three hundred dollars once this 20 drops
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and then I'll just keep that for a
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couple years until it gets more refine
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I'm I'm thinking about it but I might
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just make the leap I don't know it seems
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pretty a seemed pretty if the price is
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right
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it's like a thousand dollars decide you
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know you know the plans will be
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affordable but it's still yeah but you
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know if I buy that I'll have it for many
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years I think mm-hmm before we go on
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folks out there let me know should I
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jump to the s Tony or should I just get
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the s10 moving on to Korean excellence
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what's up what's up what's fine no it's
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just funny like of course they're gonna
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tell you to you know get the that's 20
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obviously they want to see it probably
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yeah you can be the guinea pig and then
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tell us all about it that's true
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moving on with Korean excellence let's
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talk parasite which won best performance
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by an ensemble cast Best Screenplay Best
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International feature film Best Director
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and Best Picture the best everything
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they mopped up cho eagle and you said
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you haven't watched this I have not but
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I'm planning to with my boyfriend sorry
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it's fine not everyone's in love you
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know for Valentine's Day thanks for
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reminding me sorry
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I actually watched this movie this week
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for the first time and I really enjoyed
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it it's definitely worth the buzz for
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sure yeah like as I won't there's no
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spoiler but as the dominoes were being
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set up I was hooked and then once it
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once they started falling it was tense
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it was very tense from beginning to end
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however before watching it I read
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headlines about how it was such a great
15:45
criticism of capitalism right but I was
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honestly disappointed in the end result
15:51
in that regard have you seen sorry to
15:53
bother you with the Keith Stanfield it's
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it may still be on Netflix you should
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watch that as well with or without your
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boyfriend doesn't matter but it's it's
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very good but I thought I found that to
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be more thought-provoking in regards to
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critique and capitalism so if you do
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watch this fresh it's best to leave any
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expectations out and just watch it okay
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because I plan to but then I was too
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tired to do it before I'm so sorry I
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meant to but it's okay don't worry about
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it
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yeah I have to have to watch that but I
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did watch some of his other films Oh JA
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okay
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good which was quite good shout out to
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Jack Zilla who was on our decades our
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decade show he was actually in the movie
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yeah he told me that when I met him
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there's like no I rewatched it yeah I
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saw mother the one with what's-her-name
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from Hunger Games Hunger Games but wait
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oh no ok mother is like I think was the
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name Erin that's like a a white guy
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directing that movie but another movie
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came out in 2009 I believe mmm that was
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it was actually the first Korean film I
17:15
ever watched oh and I honestly forget
17:19
the plot because it was literally 10
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years ago but it was pretty cool this
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guy really has a thing for these
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interesting off-kilter scripts and
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screenplays so I recommend it it was it
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was cool I haven't watched it since but
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when I wash I definitely enjoyed it for
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sure yeah and also another film that my
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students have talked about and my
17:38
coworkers as well is memories of murder
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and apparently he also directed that
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I've seen it as well but everyone raves
17:46
about it's about the the serial killings
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ensue on in like the 80s and the only
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reason what not so everyone was talking
17:53
about it at school this man's getting
17:56
his due yeah he had a cast party until 5
18:00
in the morning that when I heard that
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the first thing I think of is that sound
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so Korean like just like that's what
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they do that's a that's a Tuesday
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yeah for sure yo round 2 round 3 round
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him right no that's awesome him he
18:20
deserves it like for oh yeah so anyone
18:23
at home listening he hadn't seen
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parasite highly recommended I know a lot
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of anime fans are out there so you know
18:32
how to read subtitles it'll be a lot
18:35
easier to read subtitles about a drama
18:38
and some houses as opposed to having
18:41
energy blast and crazy fights going
18:45
around so be easier to digest for sure
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but I think for for me the one thing
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that I don't understand in all this is
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the whole like the whole issue with
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subtitles like according to some of my
18:58
students I don't know where this
19:00
thinking came from maybe you can tell me
19:02
if it's true or not but like a lot of my
19:05
students have expressed saying that
19:08
Americans don't like to read subtitles
19:10
and Americans you know don't understand
19:13
the the concepts of the film so you you
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want to ask like a Korean friend to tell
19:19
you about it and I haven't seen it but
19:22
I've obviously read some things about it
19:26
nothing spoiler ish but I know that it's
19:29
about capitalism and I know that it's a
19:31
view on Korean society not really I mean
19:34
it's in there but like I said but its
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class a classism of you
19:41
it definitely is a viewing classism for
19:43
sure without a doubt and it seemed like
19:46
a lot of my students were a little bit
19:48
condescending about it so I was just
19:50
wondering like is because I've been
19:54
abroad for many years and even before I
19:57
was abroad
19:58
I watched anime mm-hmm so for me
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subtitles are just subtitles like now I
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watch everything with subtitles even
20:05
English movies and shows I don't care
20:08
mm-hmm but is it really that big a deal
20:10
to us
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because I tell my students well no we do
20:13
watch things with subtitles but I think
20:15
with our generation it's not a big deal
20:18
or it's less of a deal but I think with
20:22
older generations they feel like either
20:26
they don't have time for it they can't
20:28
do it or you know a lot of people think
20:31
that just culturally that they can't
20:33
connect with these things so why even
20:34
bother I think with this movie I mean
20:38
again I've lived in Korea for 11 1/2
20:40
years so there are things that I
20:42
definitely understand actually I teach
20:44
at a pretty rich school so some it from
20:47
what I understand one of my students is
20:49
actually richer than the family in that
20:51
movie what yeah I don't want I can't say
20:55
who it is or the relation but yeah they
20:59
need like a private English tutor or I
21:03
have you met the father he's so he's so
21:06
powerful I don't think I don't think
21:07
we'll ever will ever meet him there's
21:09
one kid in my school whose dad is so
21:13
powerful he's not even listed on the
21:15
registry what but I won't go there like
21:20
a phantom or something like I don't get
21:24
killed so I'm just gonna just be quiet
21:27
assassins you know I'm saying on the
21:29
roof let's escape this topic quickly
21:34
into Sonic gotta go fast gotta go fast
21:40
sonic folks what you all came for we
21:43
took a bullet for you guys to watch the
21:47
movie that had a lot of hype and no hype
21:50
at all I don't know about you because
21:51
you're little younger than I am but for
21:53
nerds I think we can mark
21:54
times in our life by the council's we by
21:57
the council's we get I mark moving into
22:00
my second house as a kid with getting a
22:03
Sega Genesis and Sonic 2 I played the
22:06
hell out of that game
22:09
do you ever watch the old 90s Sonic
22:13
cartoons a few episodes yeah there were
22:17
two there was a really boring one with
22:18
Jaleel White who was a Steve Urkel right
22:21
from family matters and then there was
22:24
this crazy dark animation I think it was
22:28
called Sonic Underground where he was
22:29
like a freedom fighter in a punk band
22:32
that show it all not that one but it
22:36
sounds very intriguing no it was it was
22:38
weird
22:38
I mean I'm it came out when I was
22:40
probably fourth or fifth grade you know
22:43
miss school but I had a cool little
22:45
rocking the theme song out but it was
22:47
check it out on YouTube you said you've
22:52
never played a Sonic game before I
22:54
haven't but I've read a couple of the
22:58
comics and I've seen some of the show so
23:00
I know the characters I know some of the
23:03
characters and obviously like I know
23:05
from like you know cultural cultures
23:08
yeah yeah I would really recommend if
23:10
you can buy the Sonic or Sega Collection
23:13
Sonic 1 & 2 & 3 are really great so
23:18
going on the list yeah okay so let's go
23:26
on to this movie and as a start I don't
23:30
know about you but something that warmed
23:33
my heart was the Sega logo opening it
23:38
started out with a short video of Sonic
23:40
running around and then the camera
23:42
pulled out and showed different
23:44
franchises alongside of it like like
23:47
mosaic you saw Virtua Fighter and samba
23:50
de amigo Shenmue and of course Jet Set
23:53
Radio you know it kind of reminded me of
23:56
how they did how they do Marvel's logo
23:59
just to show like what this brand is all
24:02
about right and ended with that
24:04
orchestrated version of
24:06
[Music]
24:08
it was like they were rubbing my
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shoulders
24:11
you know it's give me all relaxed for
24:13
what was coming next
24:14
yeah how do you feel like that I think
24:17
you've pretty much taking the words out
24:19
of my mouth yeah it it made me feel
24:22
nostalgic especially for Jet Set Radio
24:24
yeah like I still have jet set radio
24:27
future with me here in Korea I love it I
24:30
love that game that's not track oh so
24:32
great so let's run down the basic plot
24:39
and here's for me where we hit the first
24:44
snag we're introduced to Sonics planet
24:48
did you even catch his planet name nope
24:52
me neither you know in the main
24:54
character Sonic is a little kid and he
24:56
tells us that he was born with special
24:58
abilities different from other animals
25:00
were introduced to his guardian an owl
25:03
who wants sonic to keep his power hidden
25:05
now there's no mention of why this
25:07
Alice's Guardian or why hiding his power
25:11
was important well some invaders come
25:15
and I don't want to spoil what they look
25:17
like but fans will recognize the design
25:19
for sure but anyway there's no time to
25:22
mostly connect to any of that because
25:24
Sonic is thrown halfway across the
25:25
universe and about five minutes after
25:28
that opening opening logo comes out and
25:31
honestly instead of all that hand waving
25:34
that could have been a movie in itself
25:37
on that planet the plot sypt us around
25:39
faster than sonic runs you've been
25:44
sitting on that for like 24 hours the
25:47
plot
25:47
what would you just say the plot the
25:50
platen zipped us around faster than
25:51
sonic runs really I I definitely I feel
25:57
like the opening was quite it went by
26:00
very quickly
26:01
but then again you have to remember who
26:04
this movie is catering to it's catering
26:07
to it is catering to fans yes but it is
26:13
also trying to cater to younger kids as
26:17
well
26:19
well maybe I know you know things huh I
26:24
think it's definitely a kids movie yeah
26:27
but with a certain actor who is in this
26:30
movie I think they're trying to bring in
26:33
people of our age yeah as well our
26:36
generation as well I think is trying to
26:38
get as many people as it can and we'll
26:41
talk about whether it succeeds in that
26:43
or not
26:44
yeah later on so anyway fast-forward
26:49
some years because again the movie
26:50
doesn't really say how many years pass
26:51
or did it I'm pretty sure it didn't say
26:54
anything it did after after he was
26:56
thrown into the you know how many years
27:00
past ten okay okay thank you see I was
27:04
paying attention in the movie all right
27:07
all right that's that's why you're here
27:08
that's why you're here to help me out
27:12
anyway we're introduced to officer Tom
27:15
aka Cyclops aka James Marston know you I
27:21
mean I have known the same on that never
27:23
guard but you know he's just a
27:26
small-town cop just bored out his mind
27:29
thinking they killed me off screen and
27:32
x-men for this Lois Lane played me for
27:36
this humorous Superman Returns oh yeah
27:40
when like she was like oh this is your
27:42
son but it was really not his son
27:44
right and she played him yeah it's like
27:46
damn this dude can't catch a break he
27:48
was like nerd royalty and man anyway he
27:54
tried yeah he tried man
27:55
gee don't do this anyway
28:02
he's been living in green hills of
28:05
course that's a nod to the video game
28:07
all his life but he wants to move on to
28:10
bigger and better things with his black
28:12
veterinarian wife played by tika Sumpter
28:15
she's been a Gossip Girl and mixed ish
28:19
you know Sonic is doing his best but
28:23
like many of us he's alone and in his
28:26
angst instead of punching drywall he
28:29
starts running around and sets off a
28:32
huge
28:32
MP within himself that takes out
28:34
electronics across the Pacific seaboard
28:38
even satellites
28:40
this causes the government to call in
28:43
one man to solve the problem here we go
28:46
dr. Robotnik Oh God so this cop on the
28:50
way to fulfilling his dreams gets
28:52
tangled up with the blue blur and their
28:55
lives are forever changed the blue devil
28:58
yes
28:59
speaking of which so man this movie has
29:02
Easter eggs for the video game yeah and
29:05
it it embraces the the meme yeah a few
29:10
times I think for a lot of the movie I
29:12
was like oh snap
29:13
they're very using that you know that
29:16
kind of thing or especially I'm not
29:18
gonna spoil it but especially towards
29:19
the end there was a lot of Easter eggs
29:23
yeah yeah for sure first off before we
29:28
know first off I know I already kind of
29:31
mentioned a criticism but I want to go
29:33
back and talk about something good for
29:36
the fans good on you all for pushing for
29:38
the design change because he looks fine
29:41
yeah it looks great but to me is kind of
29:46
where it stops I don't think he looks
29:47
amazing it doesn't look bad he's fine
29:51
compared to what he was going to look
29:53
like it's it's much better for sure
29:57
sonic isn't a complex design which is
30:00
why I don't get why it was so hard to
30:02
mess that up anyway
30:03
yeah but I also want to talk about how
30:06
he moves
30:07
sonic owes a lot of thanks to Fox as
30:11
Quicksilver mmm
30:12
remember in Days of Future past when
30:15
they first meet him and he's playing a
30:16
ping pong with himself yeah that's in
30:18
this movie yeah um there are two big
30:22
slow motion scenes with licensed music
30:25
everyone's frozen and he's running
30:27
around having fun moving things around
30:31
just like Quicksilver mm-hmm
30:33
it's a prize prize they don't gonna get
30:35
sued for that the voice acting done by
30:38
Ben Schwartz who was going back to
30:41
Bojack rutabaga remember that that
30:43
rabbit that was
30:45
this is Carolyn I knew okay there we go
30:52
and apparently he was he was Dewey in
30:54
the new ducktales TV animation and he
30:58
was Leo
30:58
in the most recent Teenage Mutant Ninja
31:02
Turtles show as well yeah he was good he
31:05
was fine didn't Wow me but you know
31:07
didn't detract his chemistry with James
31:11
Martin is almost the crux of the movie
31:13
and it was serviceable typical as you
31:16
said kind of kids animation level not up
31:19
there with the pantheon of Bob Hoskins
31:22
and Roger Rabbit but it was fine
31:25
Sonic is looking for friends and he
31:27
tries to find one in Cyclops and it you
31:29
know it leads to some some cute moments
31:31
sometimes it was cute as someone else
31:35
says in the movie it's it's quite cute
31:40
it's very adorable it's one of those
31:44
typical like you know is it a spoiler to
31:48
say like it's one of those typical like
31:50
oh I don't want to be your friend and
31:53
then I mean we know they're gonna be
31:56
friends
31:57
it isn't like it's not it's gonna die I
31:59
mean it's it's a kids animation yeah
32:01
that's true probably sooner they're
32:03
probably trying to start a franchise so
32:05
yeah that's fine not a spoiler you know
32:10
Sean you know sonic is a 90s icon if
32:14
you're gonna add some comedy perhaps
32:18
bring in butts in the seats from our
32:22
generation who better than to cast 90s
32:25
comedy icon Jim Carrey we got to talk
32:29
about this man yeah for real you you
32:32
sorry he was literally the best part of
32:37
this movie he he made this movie like
32:42
I'm not for me in general this movie
32:47
wasn't terrible it wasn't great it
32:49
wasn't terrible but I think Jim Carrey
32:54
like no matter what movie he's in he
32:56
shows out and he showed out in this
32:58
movie
32:59
he really did I'm still laughing just
33:02
thinking about him some of the like some
33:05
of his dialogue was perfect you can tell
33:08
he works for this role
33:10
he's just Jim Carrey I mean they were
33:12
they probably say hey man be in this
33:15
movie we got nothing just do whatever
33:17
you want and he meditated on a green
33:21
hill and brought in all these nineties
33:23
characters into this libertarian haircut
33:25
having Dudley do-right mustache having
33:28
asshole he was such an asshole and he
33:31
did it perfect it was I loved it like if
33:36
if you if you watch this movie for it if
33:38
you need one reason to watch his movies
33:40
Jim Carrey just just do that you know
33:45
sometimes there's good juxtaposition
33:47
between the film Libra view and the
33:49
previous one that we did and I have to
33:51
compare him to you Ewan McGregor's black
33:54
mask we have to kick carries
33:57
interpretation is superior in two ways
33:59
and for me one the game version of
34:02
Robotnik doesn't really have a
34:03
personality or mythos that we have
34:06
latched on to for decades like black
34:08
mask is for DC fans and to both
34:11
characters are flamboyant but Carey
34:14
leans so hard into it he almost derails
34:17
the damn train yeah I don't know what
34:21
movie thought he was in but I'm glad
34:23
he's there it's he's he plays a genius
34:28
that is constantly pissed off that
34:30
people aren't nearly as smart as him and
34:32
it made him extra all the time if you if
34:44
he were real could you imagine if he
34:47
were real dude there there would be no
34:51
war he's enough he's chaos no if he was
34:56
alive he would've got his ass kicked
34:58
years ago and would have just been put
35:00
in the ground I mean he's such an
35:02
asshole there are so many parts in this
35:04
movie where he's just talking so much
35:07
to everyone and you're like why
35:10
haven't I hasn't anyone just
35:12
punched him in the mouth well yeah but
35:15
he's he's a genius though and he's got
35:18
his ways I mean he has henchmen but
35:21
there other people in this movie like so
35:23
you've seen the trailer where he just
35:25
braids and belittles a u.s. major in
35:27
front of his subordinates from everybody
35:29
yeah and that's extended in the movie
35:33
too and he even tries to dunk on James
35:37
Morrison officer Tom and you're like why
35:40
hasn't anyone punished this dude in the
35:42
mouth yet I mean he even with his
35:47
own henchman and there are some funny
35:48
scenes with that like it's wild that in
35:52
a movie like this the spoilers are his
35:55
lines and not the action or the plot
35:58
yeah it is whatever he says like I
36:00
really don't want to spoil anything
36:01
about what he does every time he comes
36:04
on the screen the movie feels very
36:06
different when he's on and when he's not
36:08
there right yeah
36:11
luckily he gets a healthy amount of
36:13
screen time but it's not enough to make
36:15
it his movie and that's unfortunate yeah
36:21
I would love to see just have them just
36:29
go just day-to-day just being an
36:31
absolute I can't I just just see this
36:39
movie for him yeah for him alone it's
36:43
worth I think it's worth 3d but yeah
36:48
yeah don't don't don't wish me on that
36:50
but yeah just mad Nate I want to go to
36:53
my second complaint Jim Carrey was great
36:56
and Sonic was serviceable his chemistry
36:59
with Jane's Marston was serviceable
37:03
before I get to my complaint I want to
37:05
talk about this is the second movie
37:06
where there were more women of color
37:09
especially black women than there were
37:11
white women there was the black FET and
37:16
there was her sister played by a Natasha
37:20
Rothwell from insecure you know everyone
37:22
knows her from that that gift the growth
37:26
Giff the growth gifts yes all that group
37:30
yeah but yeah she she was in there and
37:34
her daughter was in there there were a
37:36
couple more woman of color who that who
37:38
didn't have speaking last but they were
37:39
in the background right do you think the
37:43
sister kind of played too much into
37:44
stereotype explained more of what you
37:49
mean by stereotype in this case um just
37:53
kind of sassy black woman stereotype I
37:59
think after a certain point it was
38:01
deserved but in the beginning it felt
38:05
like she was just being kind of extra
38:06
like she wanted she was trying to
38:08
convince her sister to leave her husband
38:11
but it wasn't like officer tom was like
38:14
a bad guy I mean he had a job and he was
38:17
supportive and he was ambitious trying
38:20
to better his life it didn't seem like
38:22
there was it wasn't like they were
38:23
struggling she was just being extra for
38:25
no reason for me yeah I think I think in
38:30
that case it can be seen as kind of
38:35
written stereotypical lines or or
38:40
behavior I like I mean I like her I
38:43
liked her an insecure but in this movie
38:44
it was kind of like Jim Carrey was like
38:47
Jim Carrey was doing whatever he wanted
38:48
and it was like it really added to the
38:50
film whereas she was kind of just being
38:53
the insecure kind of just I'm sassy and
38:56
just kind of Haden character and it if
39:01
you took her out I wouldn't miss
39:03
anything so I thought they could have
39:06
written her better or she you know
39:07
whatever they had for her they could
39:09
have written better and obviously a lot
39:11
of what she did was probably improv so I
39:13
you know she could have probably
39:14
performed her and written for herself
39:16
better to write anyway I want to get to
39:19
the my second big complaint and I don't
39:22
know how you feel about this but the
39:24
movie is inconsistent about sonic speed
39:27
and his durability so in the beginning
39:30
of the movie he is kind of testing
39:34
himself against also Thomas pedometer
39:37
and it says that he's going about three
39:39
miles per hour however later in the
39:42
movie it was in the trailer he he's
39:44
driving with our so Tom then he wants to
39:46
go see this rubber band the the largest
39:49
rubber band and zips over there and back
39:53
and he has souvenirs and obviously
39:55
that's way faster than 300 miles per
39:59
hour is it I didn't do the math I mean
40:02
it's we don't matter but obviously you
40:03
can't go all the way to this thing get
40:06
all these souvenirs and check out
40:08
everything and then be back in his car
40:11
in one second in one second that's for
40:14
300 miles per hour hats that's that's
40:16
silly and he gets knocked out for hours
40:19
by an explosion but then he runs down
40:22
the skyscraper at super speed he can't
40:25
stop himself and hits the cement with no
40:27
consequence in that part it's in the
40:31
trailer but a movie he runs down the
40:33
skyscraper trying to save his boy uh-huh
40:37
any literally just face-plants hits a
40:40
tree and face-plants on the on the
40:41
cement and get something starts running
40:43
somewhere and I'm like what supersonic
40:49
and wow this is a kids animation is
40:53
essentially a chase adventure film and
40:55
Sonic is wanted by the government and
40:57
you know Tom their pictures are
41:01
plastered all over the news there's a
41:03
scene where they go to a bar and you
41:05
know it's also in the trailer you know
41:07
Sonic's throwing all these darts or
41:08
whatever and he shows in some clothes
41:11
sunglasses and a cowboy hat as if this
41:14
is supposed as this is supposed to fool
41:17
anyone I think that if I had one huge
41:20
complaint about the movie it would be
41:22
that like you know I think we can all
41:25
tell if there is a blue anthropomorphic
41:28
talking Hedgehog with large eyes and you
41:34
know a cowboy hat like it's just you
41:38
could definitely tell it was marketed
41:39
for kids at that point yeah I mean he
41:42
had on the glasses but even they get
41:43
knocked off like as soon as the scene
41:45
starts and he never recovers him so he's
41:47
just big eyed and just chilling out and
41:49
afterwards they're doing all kind of
41:52
things in the bar like line dancing
41:53
and riding a mechanical bull like if I
41:57
were in the bar I'd be like what the
41:58
is that blue thing over there like
42:00
everyone is way too casual did I drink
42:04
too much they could have thought they
42:06
were a drunk no no no no no no no no no
42:10
no no not not an excuse
42:14
no no you've never seen blue things when
42:17
you're drunk well no and then I try to
42:23
do this little joke where oh this my
42:25
friend he has a disease where he's 40
42:27
years old but he's in a little kids body
42:29
and he's wearing a mask today and you're
42:31
like bruh bruh I mean just look at his
42:34
whole body look at his legs his body
42:36
like he was even wearing his shoes were
42:38
all I mean no no that was I was like if
42:43
if the movie doesn't care why should I
42:46
care and birds-of-prey remember when
42:47
they were it went in to fight the ladies
42:50
with no guns and you're like why is this
42:51
happening this makes no sense
42:53
if you don't care I don't care yeah so
42:56
it's usually at this time where I
42:58
introduced the writers and director and
43:00
this important Patrick Casey and Josh
43:04
Miller
43:05
they have written shorts TV and TV
43:08
movies like team Hot Wheels the skills
43:11
to thrill again very non experience with
43:17
things like this the director was Jeff
43:20
Fowler who has only done a short
43:22
animation called go-for-broke which is
43:25
about a gopher you get it oh yeah that
43:34
makes me want to see it folks I love
43:35
puns
43:36
I love puns and bad jokes I do too
43:40
I mean it's short it's a short film so
43:42
that's good but again this caliber of
43:44
directing a Ryan team it's not going to
43:47
produce an amazing script and it didn't
43:49
and crazy thing is Tim Miller the
43:53
director of the original Deadpool was an
43:55
executive producer of this movie and
43:58
this movie could have used his talent
44:01
and punch up for the action and the the
44:04
nine Jim Carrey comedy
44:07
this plot was rushed in the beginning
44:10
and then vanilla for the rest of the
44:12
time and Jim Carrey was the chocolate
44:15
chips that made this a little more
44:18
enjoyable yeah so for that I'm gonna
44:21
give it my overall rating I'm gonna give
44:23
it 3.5 rings out of five gosh rings uh I
44:29
think for me I would give it just three
44:36
not even three maybe oh this is hard
44:39
ah yeah I'll give it three rings out of
44:44
five but those three rings belong to Jim
44:46
Carrey all of them belong to him I mmm
44:50
for me we watch these films so far I
44:53
have bad boys three birds of prey in
44:56
this film and even though the first two
45:00
films are have better production I had
45:04
more fun watching this and I gave them I
45:07
gave those movies three out of three out
45:08
of five Jim Carrey gives gives it a
45:11
little bump because of just how fun he
45:13
was yeah and you could and you could
45:16
YouTube it yeah you could YouTube his
45:19
scenes but I think in the context of the
45:22
movie it deserves a watch yeah but not
45:25
at the theater wait until it's like
45:28
discount day or like well what do they
45:30
have here the first Wednesday of every
45:33
month is like foreign culture day yes
45:35
I'm like that and I take it's like five
45:37
bucks
45:37
yeah wait until the tickets are
45:39
discounted men see this but seeing is
45:40
how most of our audiences in America I
45:42
would say either way for a matinee or
45:45
dollar show I wasn't gonna do a spoiler
45:48
review for Sonic because it's Sonic but
45:49
I really want to talk about what some
45:52
things had chip Caray said it did so if
45:54
you want to see this for yourself then
45:58
turn this off and come back in like five
46:01
minutes if you don't care if you're not
46:03
gonna see a movie anyway and stick
46:04
around because here we go oh god you
46:09
really look forward to this 3 2 1
46:17
so Jim Carrey goes to after Tom's crib
46:22
and he starts going off on who's Sam I
46:25
was spitting up formula while you were
46:27
spitting up formula or no no he said
46:31
I've been great since I was four years
46:33
old I was spitting up formula while you
46:36
were spitting up formula like that was a
46:38
bar you know I'm saying yeah that was a
46:40
bar and then he said I was breastfed and
46:44
he's like way to rub that in my orphan
46:46
face too much for this movie to it like
46:54
again when he's in the in the movie it's
46:58
totally different what he's what LCC
47:05
layers when he they were investigating
47:09
that that bar brawl uh-huh and then as
47:12
they're walking out he tries to give him
47:14
a high-five and he does hits him in the
47:18
throat like that like did he really hit
47:26
his hit that guy throat he was like oh
47:28
what was that I feel like it was kind of
47:31
like a Jared Leto thing let's just ask
47:33
why when it's like I was just thinking
47:35
that like y'all he's gonna do just
47:39
let him do it
47:39
well like pay you compensate you please
47:42
just just let him work but he was really
47:44
in character it was crazy man
47:50
I mean and he was looking at something
47:52
and he put out the random Japanese woody
48:06
what do you say about about his wife he
48:08
was like oh who's your cutie or should
48:12
or what's her name or should I call her
48:14
collateral damage yeah oh man we got to
48:20
talk about that scene at the elevator
48:22
when they were going up to the
48:23
skyscraper real quick when it was like
48:25
time to use the power invested in me and
48:28
you say white privilege
48:34
and then what did he do sure enough
48:38
right okay they so in the in the trailer
48:42
they have Sonic in this bag him and his
48:45
girlfriend awaiting and the elevator
48:46
Golden's bag or go in this elevator and
48:49
he's talking the back I'm I do why are
48:50
you talking anyway shut the up
48:52
yeah but all around and people are like
48:54
yo is that your child in there and he's
48:57
like no what no it isn't my child but
49:00
you got a child in there yeah but but he
49:03
likes it in there and it sounds like no
49:05
I don't and like literally no one stops
49:09
and says I'm gonna call the cops let me
49:13
just stop you right now myself
49:15
white privilege it legit it was white
49:18
and like it was funny but like seriously
49:22
the hall yeah as soon as as soon as he
49:26
pulled up to the desk and he was like oh
49:28
we have someone who's about the jump or
49:31
whatever and like his girlfriend looks
49:34
really uncomfortably you could tell like
49:35
yeah but the woman is like well okay
49:41
here's your pass anyway well know before
49:43
he like pulled out the badge and like
49:44
you're from Montana why are you here
49:47
he's like oh well you know I know Mike
49:50
if that was a black dude yeah he got
49:53
tackled right there the power of white I
49:58
can't believe I saw that coming it
50:01
really is a superpower like not just
50:03
Batman has it legit it's a power oh man
50:09
okay let's move on I want to talk about
50:19
Jim Carrey's wild ass thing when he he
50:21
went into his his his little car and he
50:24
was he put on the music
50:26
was it the oh I love that scene the
50:28
tunes of anarchy and then he you put on
50:32
some weird VR he's like running from the
50:35
t-rex they like the t-rex pices head off
50:38
and he says dance around I'm like who
50:40
are you doing this for he did it for us
50:42
man I love that scene I know it was
50:44
but I'm like in the context of the movie
50:46
itself if he did not know we were
50:48
watching the film he's a character in
50:49
his own universe who is he doing this
50:52
for it like is he recording this I'm so
50:55
like he's recording this this little
50:56
show of him I mean he was so extra yeah
51:00
for no reason and I loved it yeah I
51:03
really want a sequel with more in a
51:05
minute I would I would pay for it I
51:07
would pay to see that sequel alright Jim
51:14
Carrey y'all watch it for him yeah I'm
51:17
gonna watch some of those older movies
51:18
now again yeah but you know what on that
51:22
topic what's your favorite Jim Carrey
51:23
movie or comedy because you know Truman
51:26
Show was great and Eternal Sunshine is
51:28
great but my favorite comedy it's been a
51:33
while since I've seen any of his
51:35
comedies I have seen them of course but
51:37
I think I have to yeah well what do you
51:45
liar liar' was the first already comedy
51:48
I ever saw when I was like 12 and it
51:50
blew my mind
51:51
I love Liar Liar but it's been Chara is
51:55
hilarious
51:57
me myself and Irene is underrated mm-hmm
51:59
I don't know it's between those three
52:03
those three you can't go wrong I feel
52:06
like the mask is a classic yeah yeah
52:10
that was one of the first I think that
52:13
may have been the first soundtrack ever
52:14
bought so I'm looking at a list now just
52:18
to jog my memory and I feel like some
52:22
people are gonna like my choice or not
52:24
but I really liked him in the Grinch
52:26
okay I never saw it like the mm I'm
52:29
sorry I think a lot of people on it
52:31
cuz like you know it's like it's the
52:33
Grinch he's not like the greatest plot
52:35
line but it's a Christmas movie it's
52:38
cute and Jim Carrey he really gets into
52:40
all his characters he does like I don't
52:42
think anyone else can play The Grinch
52:44
besides him you know live-action okay
52:48
interesting choice I didn't see that
52:50
coming yeah I haven't seen time and
52:52
Dumberer which everyone kind of gives me
52:53
stuff for it but yeah I haven't seen a
52:57
guy see it
52:58
all right cool let us know what your
53:02
favorite Jim Carrey comedy is in the
53:03
comments
53:04
so that's a review for Sonic let us know
53:06
what you think in the comments are you
53:09
gonna see it did you like it
53:10
are we on point are we full of it this
53:13
movie has a budget of about 85 to 95
53:17
million dollars is projected to make
53:19
forty to forty five million dollars
53:21
we'll see if it'll go over under I mean
53:24
it's only competition is I can't think
53:26
of any right now it's been a pretty I
53:29
mean again I'm not in America so there
53:30
are some films that come out in America
53:31
they don't come out here yeah there
53:33
seems like he doesn't really have any
53:34
competition right now is Little Women
53:37
now in America right now I know this I'm
53:39
crazy out here I think it came out
53:41
earlier there but I could be wrong I
53:45
don't know if it came out if it's if it
53:47
has a somewhat ance released or not but
53:49
again they're going for different
53:51
demographics so it's not really a
53:52
problem if there's any other kids films
53:54
that are really fighting for yeah it's
53:57
space right now so who knows it could be
53:59
okay we'll see all right is there any
54:04
else you want to talk about well I
54:06
always want to talk about video games
54:07
but there's nothing on the table right
54:10
now cuz you don't have a switch do you I
54:12
have been looking at you switches to try
54:15
to buy and like they're still really
54:18
expensive and I don't look the light
54:19
because I want to be able to connect to
54:21
tell TV yeah you know what do you use um
54:25
we'll talk about I have to show but
54:27
there's an app that I used to buy my own
54:28
switch and I bought you switched a case
54:31
Mario Odyssey Zelda and Mario Kart for
54:35
like 3:30 yeah it was it was awesome so
54:38
I'm sure it's even cheaper now but you
54:40
gotta get on it cuz Animal Crossing
54:42
comes out in March are you gonna buy a
54:44
Final Fantasy 7 no I was never a Final
54:47
Fantasy person saying yeah but I
54:50
definitely have game so I'm looking at
54:52
for me the big title this year is the
54:54
Last of Us part 2 mm-hmm but you
54:55
finished the first one yes you did he
54:58
didn't I did oh you did oh I thought
55:03
you're too scared to do it no I
55:05
I played Spotify while I was going
55:09
through that whole hotel basement
55:12
so literally it's me going around
55:15
panting and listening to let it go I'm
55:19
not even kidding
55:20
I hear quicker in the background and
55:21
then you hear let it go let it go so I I
55:26
made it thank you
55:28
I'm proud also thank you that was an
55:30
intense part that would play The Last of
55:33
Us y'all I'm so serious I know this game
55:35
has been out since 2013 but there are
55:37
still people out there who are like what
55:38
are people talking play that is
55:40
literally one of the best games ever and
55:42
I'm looking forward to that
55:43
yeah I will be talking about that until
55:45
it comes out and even after it comes out
55:47
oh we're gonna talk about it when it
55:48
comes out for sure oh my god it's gonna
55:50
be amazing
55:51
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56:27
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56:39
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56:42
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56:44
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56:45
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56:47
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56:52
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57:01
would love to watch me pin time to watch
57:09
you play lots of us panting and
57:10
listening to Disney tunes are you
57:17
listening to this my boyfriend are you
57:19
listening today no you know what and I
57:24
have a segue but
57:25
give a quick shoutout to Mel who's
57:28
celebrating her birthday this week happy
57:29
birthday man she couldn't make it she's
57:32
out out in Busan doing her thing so yes
57:34
we wish her well and hope she comes back
57:37
soon don't leave me here with Brendan
57:39
yeah I have nothing now we need you we
57:47
do
57:48
all right y'all take care peace bye
57:52
y'all 

Brendon
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