I can’t fathom
after taking a break for a couple years how Alex has managed to become even more supercilious and bloated with unearned self-importance than he already was, but it’s happened.I was able to slog through the Endgame episode because he was mercifully less intrusive than usual, but the claim of: “Avengers...Assemble” being the most important moment in the history of cinema (somebody thankfully muttered “debatable”) was so absurd, but also fitting given his usual hyperbolic nonsense, and only further illustrated his myopia and lack of knowledge of the history of film on the whole.Is Disney paying this stooge?He waffled on, i.e., screamed into the mic, about a few people spoiling his anticipated lines (see above), but imagine having to sit next to or near the bloke who sobbed for three hours, except for a snot-filled laugh or two, during a fictional movie?As a middle-aged white male who is very progressive, championing of women in film and the disparities and injustices would normally be very appreciated, but he’s so over the top and dramatic, every single time, the message is obscured by his constant clutching of pearls and ends up detracting from rather than illuminating the legitimate issues.Captain Marvel episode: “Women appreciate men who help!”Help, really? Help with what? Wouldn’t, perhaps, men do stuff because they should, and do?He’s so far up his well-intentioned arse he doesn’t, ever, see how insufferable he appears.He didn’t “start a school:” he has a podcast.He vilified Johnny Depp, summarily, to the ridiculous point of refusing to cover a movie series. It was pathetic. Did he research every other anything just in case there may have been some nefarious people involved? No, he cried his “look at me” crocodile tears when nothing was proven, and oops, Amber is now the one facing accusations. Shirley Manson would tell him to fook right off.Wait, this fool hasn’t bothered to understand the groundbreaking efforts of Buffy the Vampire Slayer? “A couple of seasons. Enough to know I like the ideas more than I like the execution.”Just when you thought he couldn’t possibly be more pretentious. Keep listening, as it only gets more laughable in the how is it still on the go tip?
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