On this latest episode, the Substandard discusses Disney’s Christopher Robin. JVL gets the Kenmore of cars (or is it Whirlpool?). Vic heads to the Cape (no, the other one). And Sonny makes a difference on Twitter. Plus lots of dudes chattin’!

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  1. Member

    Said to be inscribed on the gates leading to the Oracle at Delphi, “Know Thyself” (but in Greek).

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    • August 9, 2018 at 8:57 am
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  2. Coolidge

    I’m looking forward to Vic’s update next week about playing naked Civilization V with his wife!

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    • August 9, 2018 at 1:40 pm
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  3. Coolidge

    (Movie reviews begin about halfway.)

     I must confess, had I been alone, I would have walked out of Christopher Robin after about half an hour. This was probably my worst experience at the cinema in the last twelve months, if not longer. I was reduced to muttering, “End. Please end!”

     My companion thought the film was “cute“, but admitted that its point about balancing work and family was far better made in Mary Poppins

    About Ewan McGregor, who plays “Mr. Robin” (not “Mr. Milne”, oddly enough), perhaps it’s simply time to say he’s just not a very good actor. But the great Hayley Atwell, as his wife, does makes her underwritten character come to life. 

     I was going to say that small children might like it, but the film is too long (it seemed longer than its official 1:44 ), and they will be bored by Mr. Robin’s job problems. The film chooses to make him a middle manager at a small luggage company, just to bore the adult audience, too. 

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    • August 9, 2018 at 1:41 pm
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