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About Thomas Mets

I’m a comic book fan, wannabe writer, politics buff and New Yorker. I don’t actually follow baseball. In the Estonian language, “Mets” simply means forest, or lousy sports team. You can email me at mistermets@gmail.com

God, I love Spider-Man No Way Home

This is going to have spoilers on a very successful movie that got a love of coverage. I watched it again in Imax, and it remains really good. If Into the Spider-Verse was a big statement on Spider-Man, this is a … Continue reading

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We came really close to an electoral college tie

It seems underappreciated how close we came to a 269-269 electoral tie. Biden’s margin in Georgia was 0.23% (11,779 votes) His margin in Arizona was 0.31% (10,457 votes) and his margin in Wisconsin was 0.63% (20,682 votes.) A national swing … Continue reading

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Films Seen In 2022 Part 1

As I’ve done for the last few years, I’m keeping track of movies I’ve seen. A slight change is that I’m also trying to include some shorter films. Movie #1/ New Movie #1: The Spiderwick Chronicles (Netflix)It’s a family fantasy … Continue reading

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Modern Film Movements

I’ve been reading about film movements recently (IE- Golden Age of Hollywood, German Expressionism, French New Wave) and that got me thinking about modern movies, which would have to be part of at least one film movement, even if we … Continue reading

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Running Against Kamala Harris

There have been quite a few stories about Kamala Harris’ low approval ratings. This is relevant with someone obviously set up as the future of the party. Don Winslow, and aothers, have called the criticism racist and misogynistic, without clarifying … Continue reading

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Films Seen In 2021 Finale

This is the conclusion of a series of observations on movies I’ve seen this year. It includes my favorite movie this year, which is probably not going to be a surprise to anyone who knows that I’m a Spider-Man fan, … Continue reading

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Alex Haley VS An American Neo-Nazi

A twitter link on Alex Haley’s response to the racist George Lincoln Rockwell, founder of the American Nazi party, got me thinking that that would be an interesting movie. And then I learned that it was already done, with James … Continue reading

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Films Seen in 2021 Part 8: Zach Snyder and the Scandinavian Revival

This is a continuation of observations on films I’ve seen this year. For this batch, my subchallenges were ten movies for a Criterion based annual challenge, five films from the Scandinavian revival film movement (there will be overlap with the … Continue reading

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The Courageous Conversations Compass

I came across something interesting in a Professional Development event a while back: the Courageous Conversations Compass. It was used as a method of talking about race. Something I’ve recognized before is how people can talk past one another, and … Continue reading

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Films Seen in 2021 Part 7

This is a continuation of observations on films I’ve seen this year. For this batch, I didn’t go with any further challenges, although I did end up watching several African-American horror movies, and did my best to take advantage of … Continue reading

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