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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...
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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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    Really? I thought Gattaca was one of the better...

    Really? I thought Gattaca was one of the better SF movies I've seen in the past 25-30 years.

    BTW, Roku is a player not a service. Or do you mean you saw it on the Roku Channel? Just wanted some...
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    Pansexuality differs from bisexuality in that...

    Pansexuality differs from bisexuality in that gender plays no real role in sexual attraction for a pansexual. More specifically, a bisexual is attracted to males and females whereas a pansexual is...
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    #1 draw for me. I've been a huge fan of hers...

    #1 draw for me. I've been a huge fan of hers since ER.


    I didn't. In fact, I thought the writers were going to "go there" in season 1.
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    Nope. According to some sources, he's worth about...

    Nope. According to some sources, he's worth about $240 million.

    I've come to believe he's had a lot of bad luck and often thought he should have stayed with Benetton/Renault. lol He went to...
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    Guys, with so many streaming options, now, it...

    Guys, with so many streaming options, now, it would be nice if you'd include where you saw stuff, be it Netflix, Prime, HBO, TCM, etc.
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    They switched to Hondas last year, remember? The...

    They switched to Hondas last year, remember? The year before, RB used Renaults while TR used Hondas. And one year RB used Renaults while TR used Ferraris.

    For a few years. the Honda engine was a...
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    Ian already answered this question, for the most...

    Ian already answered this question, for the most part, but left out three important aspects:

    1. Toro Rosso (who is known as AlphaTauri for 2020) is a completely different team but owned by the...
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    Did you watch any of it? Jesus, the print is...

    Did you watch any of it? Jesus, the print is pristine!!!
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    For some strange reason, I got in the mood for...

    For some strange reason, I got in the mood for one of those '60s British sci-fi movies and decided to check TCM. Today at 5:45 pm (EDT) is The Hill, one of Sidney Lumet's all time best movies. Sean...
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    Dissension.

    Dissension.
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    My brother was telling me about a documentary of...

    My brother was telling me about a documentary of RFK on Netflix. He said it was really good. Anyone seen it or have it on their watchlist?


    That shirt's awesome.

    Louise is a close second for...
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    I've heard of The Prisoner but never knew what it...

    I've heard of The Prisoner but never knew what it was. I just looked it up on Wikipedia and it's piqued my interest. What's it showing on? Prime? Netflix?

    Regarding the Hendrix/Who disagreement,...
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    Pretty much the only thing I'm watching these...

    Pretty much the only thing I'm watching these days is Bob's Burgers. I didn't like it when it first started but I was bored one night about a month ago and watched an episode. I'm hooked. I find Bob...
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    A couple of movies I've seen over the past day...

    A couple of movies I've seen over the past day that I haven't seen in decades:

    Klute. Streamable on TCM right now. I did not remember how good this was. Excellent!

    The Parallax View. Streamable...
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    Check out what I just discovered on TCM. If you...

    Check out what I just discovered on TCM. If you click on the link for a movie you are taken to the page with the synopsis and the listing of cast and crew. If you click on a person's name, you're...
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    Night Passage. Not bad is the most I can say for...

    Night Passage. Not bad is the most I can say for it. This is one of those movies Stewart is miscast in.

    The Rare Breed. Turned it off less than a hour into it. I could tell I wouldn't like it....
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    Speaking of Fonda & Stewart, I recall they did a...

    Speaking of Fonda & Stewart, I recall they did a comedy-western in the '60s, iirc. Anyone know what it was? I haven't seen it since I was a kid and can't seem to think of the title. I also can't...
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    Absolutely brilliant in that movie. I never had...

    Absolutely brilliant in that movie. I never had an issue with Fonda in westerns, tho. He's also excellent in The Ox-Bow Incident, which is probably my third favorite western.
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    I've been watching a lot of movies lately....

    I've been watching a lot of movies lately. Currently, I'm working through those western DVDs I found that were my dad's. So far I've seen Shane, No Name on the Bullet, Destry Rides Again, Winchester...
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    :cool lol Ooooh.

    :cool lol


    Ooooh. <rubbing hands together>
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    WTH is Fred Rutherford doing on the DVD show? ...

    WTH is Fred Rutherford doing on the DVD show?

    BTW, Buddy was my favorite character.
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    I've long argued that comparing the ability of an...

    I've long argued that comparing the ability of an ant to pick up something 5000x its own weight is not equivalent to a 200lb man lifting an object that weighs 500 tons. I suspect Kaku would agree...
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    Here ya go: ...

    Here ya go:

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49725393873_540943c94c_m.jpg




    Holy shit, dude, that could be the soundtrack in a movie for a scene about an acid trip! :up :up

    BTW, am I...
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    Hey, Staun: ...

    Hey, Staun:

    https://i.pinimg.com/originals/4f/c0/95/4fc095ca6ca4f47ff33bdada5927d33f.jpg


    :rofl
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    I came to be in possession of my father's DVD...

    I came to be in possession of my father's DVD collection a few years ago. I got in the mood for Shane and so I looked through those DVDs and found it (I own but on VHS). Man, what an excellent movie....
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    You know there's a setting for audio and...

    You know there's a setting for audio and subtitles, right? For example, the audio choices for The Platform are German, English, European Spanish [Original], French, and Italian. The subtitle choices...
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    So far, it's been just as good as Season 1....

    So far, it's been just as good as Season 1. Episode 6, however, was excellent. Haven't seen anymore, yet.
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    For you F1 fans, the new season of Formula 1:...

    For you F1 fans, the new season of Formula 1: Drive to Survive dropped about a month ago on Netflix.
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    For you racing fans, the new season of Formula 1:...

    For you racing fans, the new season of Formula 1: Drive to Survive dropped about a month ago on Netflix.
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    The narrator is none other than Jean Shepherd,...

    The narrator is none other than Jean Shepherd, who wrote In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash, the collection of short stories which was the inspiration for A Christmas Story. He used to do radio...
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    Yeah, I tend to avoid those lists. I recently saw...

    Yeah, I tend to avoid those lists. I recently saw a one of the 50 greatest guitarists. Fripp was 50 and McLaughlin was 49. lol What a joke.
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    And extremely too long.

    And extremely too long.
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    I will definitely see Dinner at Eight. Probably...

    I will definitely see Dinner at Eight. Probably tomorrow.

    I'm dubious about Manhattan Melodrama. Boyhood friends, one of whom's a gangster and one a DA. Starring Gable & Powell. Gable would be...
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    I'm restarting Altered Carbon so I can watch the...

    I'm restarting Altered Carbon so I can watch the new season.
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    George was one of the "originals", those who were...

    George was one of the "originals", those who were members back when PE was still a Yahoo Club.

    Couple of interesting facts about George:

    When he was a kid, he was associated with - I think,...
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    No, I did not. But you just did. ;)

    No, I did not. But you just did. ;)
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    I'd say 5 years.

    I'd say 5 years.
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    Inception was a really good one. My favorites...

    Inception was a really good one.

    My favorites would be 2001: A Space Odyssey and Lost Highway, hands down.

    Some other really good ones:

    Arrival
    Coherence
    Enemy
    Jacob's Ladder
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    Captains Courageous (1937). Maltin gave this 4...

    Captains Courageous (1937). Maltin gave this 4 stars. It's hard to argue with that.

    The Crimson Pirate. Maltin gave this 3 stars. Man, was this a disappointment. In fact, I thought it was stupid...
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    :roll

    :roll
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    :lol

    :lol
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    I guess not, either.

    I guess not, either.
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    Blah, blah, blah. I know this thread was...

    Blah, blah, blah.

    I know this thread was started to discuss B&W movies but anything before 1960ish is fair game, imo. So, bite me. :p
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    At 12:45 is the '35 version of Mutiny on the...

    At 12:45 is the '35 version of Mutiny on the Bounty, with Charles Laughton and Clark Gable.

    And after that, at 3:15am, is The Crimson Pirate from 1952. It stars Burt Lancaster, Nick Cravat, and...
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    Remember Rod Hull and the emu puppet? God, he was...

    Remember Rod Hull and the emu puppet? God, he was hilarious.
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    Season 3 has been somewhat of a disappointment. I...

    Season 3 has been somewhat of a disappointment. I got stuck with two episodes left. I did not enjoy the Weissmans living with the Maisels. I also didn't enjoy the whole bit with Midge and Lenny Bruce...
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    Nice spoiler, dude.

    Nice spoiler, dude.
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    Streamed all of these on TCM the past couple...

    Streamed all of these on TCM the past couple days.

    The Sea Wolf (1941). Edward G. Robinson, John Garfield, Ida Lupino, Alexander Knox, Gene Lockhart, Barry Fitzgerald. Bristling Jack London tale...
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    I have no idea. I saw it around the time it was...

    I have no idea. I saw it around the time it was released and remember nothing of it. I didn't even remember William H Macy was in it. The only actors I can remember are Julianne Moore, Burt Reynolds,...
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    I think the photography was the best part. :lol ...

    I think the photography was the best part. :lol

    It was alright.
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    ^ Ya think? :lol

    ^ Ya think? :lol
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    Again... Goldie: ...

    Again...

    Goldie:

    https://www.sheknows.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/yslf9wwhbnwr2so5hlwr.jpeg?w=511


    OR
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    River of No Return (1954). Today at 3:15pm EDT. ...

    River of No Return (1954). Today at 3:15pm EDT.

    Stars Robert Mitchum, Marilyn Monroe, Rory Calhoun, and Tommy Rettig.

    Here's Maltin's review: Mitchum rescues Calhoun and Monroe from leaky raft;...
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