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[Video Review and Essays] Web Reviews VII: The Youtube Awakens

Coyote's Own

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This thrad is continution of the Channel Awesome and Friends threads, about video reviews adn essays, and changed it focus to more genereal review and esseys as Channel Awesome impolded due to severeal scandals.

To kick things off:
Polyphonics talks about feminsm in Beyonce's Flawless
[video=youtube;P80q3rj1CKg]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P80q3rj1CKg[/video]
 

Lagos

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I am skeptical that Beyonce embracing feminism brings feminism into the 'mainstream' so much as her being in the same stream that most are already in. I mean, the idea that it's been confined to 'radical' circles until now, but because of her song she's made it ok to embrace it is laughable.
 

Q99

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I am skeptical that Beyonce embracing feminism brings feminism into the 'mainstream' so much as her being in the same stream that most are already in. I mean, the idea that it's been confined to 'radical' circles until now, but because of her song she's made it ok to embrace it is laughable.
Agreed, though that said, she is such a big name I have no doubt she's reach a fair number of areas others haven't.
 

Quasar

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Well...I've mentioned it elsewhere, but maybe my favourite anime channel Pause and Select has done a whole lot of essay type videos which I quite like (and how I discovered the channel) as well as round table book discussions of various academic works about anime.

This video is probably where I started.

[video=youtube;msxD-_RZ8lk]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=msxD-_RZ8lk[/video]

And this bookclub episode is where I started there, and it got me actually buying some of these works as the discussions got me so interested.

[video=youtube;DROCjlyFh8E]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DROCjlyFh8E[/video]
 

ajdynon

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A couple of weeks old now, but...

[video=youtube;N16RAPHLwNY]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N16RAPHLwNY[/video]
 

RK_Striker_JK_5

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Well, a nice shiny new thread! :D Anyway, here's Half the Battle. Timmer looks at a vehicle that might be called, 'Death of a thousand Cuts'.

[video=youtube;NsvZTJ9qhaU]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NsvZTJ9qhaU&feature=em-uploademail[/video]
Each flaw, taken on its own, isn't too bad. But combined? Ho, boy.
 

bentleyml

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Patrick (H) Willems has a good video on Plot Holes:

[video=youtube;j9HivyjAKlc]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9HivyjAKlc[/video]

Been watching a few of his other videos and I like his style in general.
 

Kreuzritter

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and due to its fandomn based nature, I give you a series I've been following for some time, Binging Wish Babish, which updates every Tuesday

this week: Sopranos Johnnycakes and sausage

[video=youtube;DdFKKZe73Pk]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DdFKKZe73Pk[/video]
 

Menocchio

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It's the end of the month! Hope you weren't planning on leaving the house this Labor Day, because all our parasocial friends need to make rent and have fulfilled their Patreon contracts by providing us with literal hours of high-quality, vaguely leftist entertainment analysis.

First up it's Mikey with an uncharacteristically (for him) negative assessment of Infinity War:
[video=youtube_share;M7Skq8UtJpY]https://youtu.be/M7Skq8UtJpY[/video]
I liked that movie, so I want to disagree but I can't really find any purchase to argue with his points. In the end, I think I agree but just don't care about the issues he raises as much. Which I think is valid, but I'd feel incredibly boorish trying to defend a superhero beat 'em up to someone who has stronger sensitivities about abuse or trauma or just wanted a more fun time in what's been a particularly difficult period of time.

Where I do feel like Mikey missed something is that this isn't a complete movie, in a way even most planned series aren't. It won't stand alone even as much as The Empire Strikes Back did. I feel like I do about The Last Jedi, and I'd be surprised if Episode IX really moved the needle on that, whether it's brilliant or shockingly awful. In five years, we'll never talk about Infinity War by itself. All of these points will have to be considered in light of Avengers 4, for good or for ill.
 
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