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    I went to check out TCM's schedule and saw some...

    I went to check out TCM's schedule and saw some promo with an absolutely great line I'd never heard before, from The Women:

    "There's a name for you ladies but it isn't used in high society......
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    Favorite? I don't know. I like a lot for...

    Favorite? I don't know. I like a lot for different reasons.

    I like Discovery One from 2001 and the Valley Forge from Silent Running because they seem realistic.

    The shuttles in Alien and Aliens...
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    If Charlie Kaufman's attached, I'm in. I haven't...

    If Charlie Kaufman's attached, I'm in. I haven't seen Human Nature nor Synecdoche, New York, yet, but I've seen everything else he's written and/or directed. Didn't really enjoy Anomalisa, too much,...
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    Some observations and comments about F1, in...

    Some observations and comments about F1, in general and for this season.

    • This season is only 13 races, so far, some of which are being run on the same track but with different titles (Spielberg...
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    Yours, too! I was in the service when I was in...

    Yours, too!

    I was in the service when I was in NYC and I heard a lot of stories about guys doing crazy things and/or getting in trouble. I think that city brings it out in a lot of people. I found...
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    I'm copying this from Wikipedia because I want to...

    I'm copying this from Wikipedia because I want to point something out that I've been saying for years which never seems to get any acknowledgement. I'll put that part in bold.

    Overacting (also...
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    Thanks Steve, for sending me down the rabbit hole...

    Thanks Steve, for sending me down the rabbit hole of Mafia history for 3˝ hours. ;)


    That reminds me of a story about something that happened to me in NYC.

    It was around midnight and I was...
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    I agree. But what about Steve Martin? ...

    I agree.

    But what about Steve Martin?
    ...
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    I finished it yesterday or the day before. And,...

    I finished it yesterday or the day before. And, yes, very well done. Brought back quite a few memories, too.

    I remember when I first transferred to NYC in '86, it was like a whole other world. The...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7lhgu2Zg64 ...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7lhgu2Zg64

    Obviously, the voice has either been distorted in the song or someone from the band recited the lines.
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    Which was? I have it on my watch list and am...

    Which was? I have it on my watch list and am curious.
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    Thanks. No, my FF is up to date: 78.0.2 (64-bit)....

    Thanks. No, my FF is up to date: 78.0.2 (64-bit). In fact, it updates automatically.

    RT works fine until I do a search and click on a movie's link. Then I get the unsupported browser error.
    ...
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    Does anyone use Firefox and visit RottenTomatoes?...

    Does anyone use Firefox and visit RottenTomatoes? If so, are you getting an "unsupported browser" error?
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    Does anyone use Firefox and visit RottenTomatoes?...

    Does anyone use Firefox and visit RottenTomatoes? If so, are you getting an "unsupported browser" error?
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    Re: Tucker & Dale vs Evil. I saw it was on...

    Re: Tucker & Dale vs Evil. I saw it was on Netflix a long time ago and had absolutely zero interest in it. Just watched the trailer and immediately put it on my watch list.

    I guess it's true what...
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    The Old Guard. On Netflix. If you like action...

    The Old Guard. On Netflix. If you like action movies, especially with Charlize Theron, see this. I really enjoyed it.
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    I have been on the fence about that show since it...

    I have been on the fence about that show since it was first released. Probably because it reminded me of The Rain, which is a Danish TV show. I liked it well enough, I guess, but never watched the...
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    I thought that was a pretty good movie (The...

    I thought that was a pretty good movie (The Lookout). And, yeah, JGL was great in it.
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    A couple of movies on Prime. Vivarium (2020)....

    A couple of movies on Prime.

    Vivarium (2020). Sci-fi movie with Jesse Eisenberg. Interesting premise. Good acting. Not as good as I hoped. B

    7500 (2020). "When terrorists try to seize control...
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    A couple of shows I've been watching on HBO: ...

    A couple of shows I've been watching on HBO:

    I'll Be Gone in the Dark. "Directed by Academy Award® nominee and Emmy®-winning director Liz Garbus (HBO's Who Killed Garrett Phillips), this riveting...
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    I remember you saying that. What I liked about...

    I remember you saying that.

    What I liked about Joker so much was the pacing and tone and the lack of excessive, over the top violence; it reminded me a lot of the excellent Drive (2011 movie with...
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    You're such a rebel, Ron.

    You're such a rebel, Ron.
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    Oh. My. God. I've found almost every Ingmar...

    Oh. My. God.

    I've found almost every Ingmar Bergman film I've seen quite boring. Earlier this year, I read about one of his that I hadn't seen but which piqued my interest. It's called Hour of the...
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    Tuned in just in time to see Slim Pickens fix the...

    Tuned in just in time to see Slim Pickens fix the bomb bay door. Watching him ride the bomb down like he was on a bull at a rodeo is still funny after countless times seeing it.

    And then, of...
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    Finally saw Joker last night. I didn't have any...

    Finally saw Joker last night. I didn't have any desire to see it when it was released and especially after some of the hype. It did not sound like the kind of movie I would like.

    All I'll say is...
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    There were a lot I couldn't figure out because of...

    There were a lot I couldn't figure out because of the resolution of the image. I found one with a much higher resolution and could make them out much better. For instance, the truck has pigs on it....
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    I've never understood the love for this movie. ...

    I've never understood the love for this movie.


    After cable became a thing, there was a station out of Cleveland (WUAB) that had limited commercial breaks during movies; three, I think, or maybe...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CF2ZhY8xX_w

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CF2ZhY8xX_w
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7e3RK_xSvc

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7e3RK_xSvc
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    And written by the same guys who made Airplane!...

    And written by the same guys who made Airplane! and Police Squad! Yeah, there are a lot of things in it that are offensive.

    I saw KFM at the drive-in when it was first released, part of a double...
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    I watched Doctor Sleep Friday night. It was good,...

    I watched Doctor Sleep Friday night. It was good, with a lot of references to Kubrick's The Shining. Unlike the latter, tho, Doctor Sleep lacked any atmosphere; absolutely no sense of dread prevalent...
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    Just startin' trouble, huh? It's kind of...

    Just startin' trouble, huh?


    It's kind of fun, I guess.


    Never saw it. Never wanted to. Never saw Godspell or Hair, either. Never wanted to.
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    For those of you with HBO, three movies I've been...

    For those of you with HBO, three movies I've been wanting to see have just been added: Ad Astra, Doctor Sleep, and Ford vs Ferrari.
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    I didn't say I didn't like Top Hat. I just don't...

    I didn't say I didn't like Top Hat. I just don't think it deserves to be ranked as high as it is. The truth is, while I dislike musicals in general, I will admit to having enjoyed those that starred...
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    I read a little about AHDN on Wikipedia the other...

    I read a little about AHDN on Wikipedia the other day and discovered it scores in the top 5 of RottenTomatoes' "Top 100 Musical & Performing Arts Movies". I looked up the list on RT itself. Take a...
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    Episode 6, "Narco Ghost", is available to stream...

    Episode 6, "Narco Ghost", is available to stream on NatGeo's website. Just log in with your cable login info and you should be able to stream it. I'm watching it right now, in fact, altho I doubt...
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    It premiered April 3. I think I watched only half...

    It premiered April 3. I think I watched only half the episodes. I loved the idea of it and really wanted to like it but found it tepid at best and boring at worst.
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    Knives Out (2019). Acclaimed writer and...

    Knives Out (2019).

    Acclaimed writer and director Rian Johnson (Brick, Looper, Star Wars: The Last Jedi) pays tribute to mystery mastermind Agatha Christie in KNIVES OUT, a fun, modern-day murder...
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    The Vast of Night (2020). Amazon Prime. In...

    The Vast of Night (2020). Amazon Prime.

    In the twilight of the 1950s, on one fateful night in New Mexico, a young switchboard operator Fay (Sierra McCormick) and a charismatic radio DJ Everett...
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    Definitely. One of Coppola's three best, along...

    Definitely. One of Coppola's three best, along with The Conversation and The Godfather Pt 2.
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    Yep, directed by John Sayles. Good movie.

    Yep, directed by John Sayles. Good movie.
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    No connection between the two. I've never...

    No connection between the two.

    I've never seen Synecdoche, NY, but want to.
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    And where did you see it?

    And where did you see it?
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    The one written by Charlie Kaufman, starring...

    The one written by Charlie Kaufman, starring Nicholas Cage & Meryl Streep.
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    Yeah, I noticed it was missing too. I find it...

    Yeah, I noticed it was missing too.

    I find it annoying that whoever made that list put the movies in random order.

    I'm pretty certain I've commented on Time Lapse in this thread before. Of all...
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    I think I liked the story more than the movie...

    I think I liked the story more than the movie but, yeah, enjoyable.

    Speaking of...

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49980831041_141ca19f1b_b.jpg

    I've seen 67 of these and almost all are...
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    Space Force. On Netflix. I watched the trailer a...

    Space Force. On Netflix. I watched the trailer a couple weeks ago and put this on my watch list even tho I was dubious. I like Steve Carell and I liked The Office but I didn't particularly like...
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    This is both funny and disturbing: ...

    This is both funny and disturbing:

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49977963802_a2a56b243f_n.jpg
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    They've even started using subs,...

    They've even started using subs, semi-submersibles, and low profile boats to traffic drugs.
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    Yep. I had the same reaction to The Constant...

    Yep. I had the same reaction to The Constant Gardener, too.

    If you haven't seen it, you should check out A Most Wanted Man. It stars Philip Seymour Hoffman in his last(?) role. Good movie.


    I...
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    Did any of you know William Powell was once...

    Did any of you know William Powell was once married to Carole Lombard???

    I also just found out he was engaged to Jean Harlow when she passed away.


    I finally saw Duck Soup the last time it...
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    I've only seen a few and I have to say that even...

    I've only seen a few and I have to say that even tho most were at least really good, I feel like Brit cop shows take a little too long to get interesting or they're too low key. I especially had a...
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    And here I thought you had a decent taste in...

    And here I thought you had a decent taste in movies. SMH. :p


    I'm like many others here: I don't care for Cruise. But many of his movies are very good:

    Taps. Altho, he had a small role in it....
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    Yes. Saw both and thought the movie was better...

    Yes. Saw both and thought the movie was better only because it wasn't so damn long. I remember very little of the series, other than Alec Guinness and his big glasses.

    BTW, George Smiley has a bit...
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    Of those you listed, I've seen just over half....

    Of those you listed, I've seen just over half. Most I liked. Some comments...

    Annihilation. Left me underwhelmed by the end.
    Interstellar. Like you, I thought it was only okay.
    Elysium. So much...
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    On Prime: Miss Sloane (2016). Stars Jessica...

    On Prime: Miss Sloane (2016). Stars Jessica Chastain, Mark Strong, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, John Lithgow, and Sam Waterston.

    This was so much better than I anticipated. 3˝ stars.
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    Available on Amazon Prime: The Spy Who Came in...

    Available on Amazon Prime: The Spy Who Came in From the Cold (1965). Starring Richard Burton, Claire Bloom (The Haunting), Oskar Werner (Fahrenheit 451), Sam Wanamaker, and George Voskovec (12 Angry...
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    I think Ex Machina is the best I've seen in a...

    I think Ex Machina is the best I've seen in a really long time. I also really liked Arrival. There have been some other SF movies of the past 20 or so years that were really good. Don't know which...
  59. Thread: F1 Racing

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    When you say the "Mercedes guy", do you mean Toto...

    When you say the "Mercedes guy", do you mean Toto Wolff or Lewis Hamilton? I think both have a contract with a driver. Or maybe not. Hell, it's been at least 6 months since I've seen anything about...
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    Yes, I did see that. I considered it but not...

    Yes, I did see that. I considered it but not being a fan I didn't pursue it.

    I've seen a few bios related to music on Prime that I thought were really good. The one on Harry Nilsson was excellent...
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