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was Oblivion good? (spoiler free please) And how did you get into a test screening?

It was okay. Its problem is that it’s a suspense thriller and the previews have already revealed most of the plot by the time you’re sitting in the theater.

The few questions that aren’t answered in the preview aren’t really answered by the end of the film, either.

The screening was a random invite thing.

Saw a test screening of Oblivion last night. Hopefully they’ll take our advice and seriously tighten up the ending because, boy howdy, did that shit grind to a halt after an otherwise enjoyable hour and a half.
But without any spoilers, if you do see the film, pay close attention to the phrase “effective team.”

Saw a test screening of Oblivion last night. Hopefully they’ll take our advice and seriously tighten up the ending because, boy howdy, did that shit grind to a halt after an otherwise enjoyable hour and a half.

But without any spoilers, if you do see the film, pay close attention to the phrase “effective team.”

jayparkinsonmd: ilovecharts

CureTogether and PatientsLikeMe are cranking out some interesting data findings right now. Notice that antidepressants don’t play a significant role in curing depression. Antidepressants are the modern snake oil. One day we’ll all wake up and realize that reductionist medicine and funny little pills don’t solve life’s complex social, behavioral, and situational challenges.

Bolded emphasis mine. Leah has a more measured response here.
I don’t have an MD, but I’ve stopped being shocked when doctors make stupid statements, no matter how they’re qualified. There are simply too many peer-reviewed links on the internet to throw back at these kinds of claims.
We know the relative efficacy. We know it’s not a cure-all. We know people are overdiagnosed with depression. But don’t tell me it’s snake oil, because snake oil is not evidence-based medicine; anti-depressants are.
I have a name for people who tell me anti-depressants are useless and exercise is better. I call them Tom Cruise.

jayparkinsonmd: ilovecharts

CureTogether and PatientsLikeMe are cranking out some interesting data findings right now. Notice that antidepressants don’t play a significant role in curing depression. Antidepressants are the modern snake oil. One day we’ll all wake up and realize that reductionist medicine and funny little pills don’t solve life’s complex social, behavioral, and situational challenges.

Bolded emphasis mine. Leah has a more measured response here.

I don’t have an MD, but I’ve stopped being shocked when doctors make stupid statements, no matter how they’re qualified. There are simply too many peer-reviewed links on the internet to throw back at these kinds of claims.

We know the relative efficacy. We know it’s not a cure-all. We know people are overdiagnosed with depression. But don’t tell me it’s snake oil, because snake oil is not evidence-based medicine; anti-depressants are.

I have a name for people who tell me anti-depressants are useless and exercise is better. I call them Tom Cruise.