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    Jesus Christ! It's about time!

    Jesus Christ! It's about time!
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    Ron asked me about Dorian Gray and I realized I...

    Ron asked me about Dorian Gray and I realized I hadn't commented on it.

    The Picture of Dorian Gray. Maltin gives it 3½ stars. I think it's closer to 3. George Sanders is terrific in it as is...
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    My ex was watching it when I walked in about ¼ of...

    My ex was watching it when I walked in about ¼ of the way through. I watched the rest of it. Meryl's performance is quite possibly the best acting job I've seen from a movie made in the last 40...
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    Anther thing I thought of is that the site's run...

    Anther thing I thought of is that the site's run by a company/webmaster that is in another country where they know nothing of the movie. I suppose the same could be said for someone in their 20s. But...
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    Yeah. I know that sometimes how much money a...

    Yeah. I know that sometimes how much money a movie makes can be a factor, too. I just found it hard to believe Hollywood got suckered in by a more sentimental movie, which they have a tendency to...
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    This is such a loaded topic. lol One way to...

    This is such a loaded topic. lol

    One way to put it is good acting makes you forget who you're watching, especially if that actor is a "star". You want to see primo acting? Watch Lee Strasberg as...
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    Don't select a genre. As I discovered...

    Don't select a genre.

    As I discovered yesterday, TCM's on demand site is terrible; I was reading complaints from 5 years ago, so they've had problems for years. Yesterday, I was trying to watch...
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    Jesus, dude, if it was a snake it would have bit...

    Jesus, dude, if it was a snake it would have bit you: http://www.tcm.com/watchtcm/titles/16508
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    Just finished up a Sunday double feature:...

    Just finished up a Sunday double feature: Papillon and Ice Station Zebra.

    I hadn't seen Papillon in ages. It's as good as I remembered.

    As for ISZ, I had never seen it. Maltin gives it 2½...
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    No. Susan Sarandon did. I don't think Streep...

    No. Susan Sarandon did.

    I don't think Streep deserved the nod. But everyone else did. My point was, who to give it to? That was a tough year to pick just one.
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    I'm pulling your leg. :lol I'm a Buckeye!

    I'm pulling your leg. :lol

    I'm a Buckeye!
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    :lol Touché. Yeah, there's been quite a few...

    :lol Touché.

    Yeah, there's been quite a few wins - or losses, as the case may be - that's left me scratching my head. These are the ones that usually pop to mind the most:

    Henry Fond never...
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    No shit!? I was born in Gateshead!!!

    No shit!? I was born in Gateshead!!!
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    I mentioned that Taxi Driver is on Sunday night...

    I mentioned that Taxi Driver is on Sunday night and it reminded me of something: the 49th Academy Awards. Take a look at the nominees for Best Picture:

    All the President's Men
    Bound for Glory...
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    Oh, sure. The nostalgic factor can make some...

    Oh, sure. The nostalgic factor can make some movies still good. Generally, that has not been the case for me, tho.


    Cool Hand Luke and Papillon are on tonight starting at 3am.

    Ice Station...
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    Not yet, but I have it on my list of shows to...

    Not yet, but I have it on my list of shows to watch on Prime. I'm actually watching Dead Like Me right now, which is pretty good.
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    Crashing. On Netflix. Written by and starring...

    Crashing. On Netflix. Written by and starring Phoebe Waller-Bridge. It "follows the lives of six 20somethings living together as property guardians in a disused hospital, keeping the building safe in...
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    Saw that movie a couple times in the theater....

    Saw that movie a couple times in the theater. Loved it. Danny Aiello is so good in it.

    My favorite Allen movie is Hannah and Her Sisters, tho. Diane Wiest and Michael Caine both won well-deserved...
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    That is one of my ex's favorite movies. When...

    That is one of my ex's favorite movies.

    When I was a kid, our grade school would show a movie once a month after school and every year at Halloween they'd show that movie. I always liked it....
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    Nothing's popping to mind. But my fave genre of...

    Nothing's popping to mind. But my fave genre of B-movies is film noir. IMO, it's the only genre where the B-movies are usually good. As a kid, I loved the sci-fi B-movies but I don't think they've...
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    ^ Cary Grant & Irene Dunne, right?

    ^ Cary Grant & Irene Dunne, right?
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    :lol Gotta love dialogue from the '30s & '40s.

    :lol Gotta love dialogue from the '30s & '40s.
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    From the scientific journal, Nature: ...

    From the scientific journal, Nature:


    Virtually all living organisms with a nervous system, ranging from worms to humans, exhibit sleep or sleep-like behaviour as a neurological function. Sleep...
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    That made me want to watch the "Ringo's Theme"...

    That made me want to watch the "Ringo's Theme" scene from AHDN. I never thought of it before but the bit when Ringo tries to take his own picture and his camera flies off into the water is straight...
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    Well, he's one who checks out how good the record...

    Well, he's one who checks out how good the record sounds and bases his grade mostly on that. But I thought so, too. In fact, I think the sealed Y&T for $2500 is way too high, especially if it's not...
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    Don't F**k With Cats: Hunting an Internet Killer...

    Don't F**k With Cats: Hunting an Internet Killer (2019). On Netflix. This is the premise: a guy posts a video of himself on the dark web killing two kittens. A small group of internet geeks band...
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    From my limited experience with "collectible"...

    From my limited experience with "collectible" albums, I'd say it depends on who you're dealing with. If the jacket is in excellent condition, then yes, somewhat. Very often the condition of the...
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    Happened to catch an old episode of That 70s...

    Happened to catch an old episode of That 70s Show, last night. There was a character in it by the name of Stuart Sutcliffe. I had to rewind that bit to make sure I heard it right.
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    It's been a looonnng time since I've seen All...

    It's been a looonnng time since I've seen All About Eve. I may have to tune in. Oh wait. The NFC conference championship is on Sunday night. I suppose I could stream AAE on a later day.
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    Agreed. But that one I don't mind since it's one...

    Agreed. But that one I don't mind since it's one of the few Rolling Stones song I actually like.


    Impossible.


    Some others used a lot in movies, altho whether they're overused or not is...
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    How did you watch it? On demand or streamed from...

    How did you watch it? On demand or streamed from USA?


    The two shows at the top of my list, whose entire series I want to binge, are Mr Robot and Preacher, both of which ended this year. The...
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    Other than Zoe Kravitz, I have zero interest in...

    Other than Zoe Kravitz, I have zero interest in that. Nothing in that trailer enticed me... other than Zoe's character being bi. ;)
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    Yep. I remembered that one is my brother's copy...

    Yep. I remembered that one is my brother's copy that I stole from him years ago. It's not in very good condition. The other is the replacement I bought for myself. It's in near mint condition. I...
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    My brother contacted one of the women and she...

    My brother contacted one of the women and she said, "I remember giving him some sort of bootleg album that I found somewhere; maybe that's it? I only vaguely remember that much, so I couldn't say...
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    Holy shit, I think I just discovered what it is: ...

    Holy shit, I think I just discovered what it is: John Lennon ‎– Telecasts
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    I just discovered something else about it, Ron....

    I just discovered something else about it, Ron. There's a small discoloration in one corner of the jacket that looks like old glue, like from tape or a sticker. The store must have used a plain...
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    No, it's more like the plot turns in a different...

    No, it's more like the plot turns in a different direction and the movie becomes something else entirely.


    Well bust my buttons. There is!

    One side says JL-517-A and the other says JL-517-B. ...
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    I just remembered I have a Beatles boot. I...

    I just remembered I have a Beatles boot. I haven't even listened to the whole thing and I've had it for 30some years. I'm not even sure what it is. It's got no picture on the jacket and no info on...
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    Except that the plot isn't what you think it...

    Except that the plot isn't what you think it is... entirely. That was half of what I found disappointing about it.
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    Nuff said. ...

    Nuff said.

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49328845341_beb2e7b495_z.jpg
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    I finally saw the movie Yesterday recently. I was...

    I finally saw the movie Yesterday recently. I was really looking forward to it. A few people in the movie thread said it was really enjoyable. My brother, who I usually do not trust with movie...
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    I knew I'd seen The Perfection but couldn't...

    I knew I'd seen The Perfection but couldn't remember what it was about and was too lazy to look it up. I saw it back in May when it was first released and I definitely recommended it.
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    Where?

    Where?
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    ^ Right. In fact, the ref threw down the black...

    ^ Right. In fact, the ref threw down the black maker onto the field. Most bullshit call I've ever seen.
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    I agree OSU made too many mistakes; they didn't...

    I agree OSU made too many mistakes; they didn't play a perfect game but they hadn't really all season long, either. But that doesn't negate the fact that if they they hadn't overturned that call, the...
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    Two words: Oscar season.

    Two words: Oscar season.
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    I'm pretty certain I watched it the second time...

    I'm pretty certain I watched it the second time because of your reply to a comment I made about it a year or two ago. In other words, you convinced me to give it another try... and because I value...
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    With the exception of Jackie Brown, I've seen all...

    With the exception of Jackie Brown, I've seen all of those movies at least twice. Basterds and Django both disappointed me as much the second time as they did the first. Jackie disappointed me so...
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    I agree about the dialogue scenes. In fact, I've...

    I agree about the dialogue scenes. In fact, I've said in the past that I think QT has written some of the best dialogue for the past two or three decades.

    And while Reservoir Dogs doesn't contain...
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    I considered watching it but then also read...

    I considered watching it but then also read something about some inaccuracies and lost interest.


    I've long seen Plummer as, perhaps, cinema's most underrated actor. He was so good in Dolores...
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    Anyone catch the remake of A Christmas Carol on...

    Anyone catch the remake of A Christmas Carol on FX? It takes place in the mid 19th century but they injected a contemporary sensibility into the story. I'm not sure what I thought of that because it...
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    Which season? Or did you binge all four? This...

    Which season? Or did you binge all four?

    This is a show that needs bingeing because watching it as it was released disrupts a person's interest in it when you consider there are only 13 episodes...
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    Classic holiday fare!

    Classic holiday fare!
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    As far as I know, all wasps can sting (bumble...

    As far as I know, all wasps can sting (bumble bees, too). Where I used to live, there were a lot of mud daubers around and you'd often find their tube nests in strange places. One summer, I left my...
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    In the Shadow of the Moon. On Netflix. Stars Boyd...

    In the Shadow of the Moon. On Netflix. Stars Boyd Holbrook (Narcos), Cleopatra Coleman (The Last Man on Earth), Bokeem Woodbine (Fargo - 2nd season), and Michael C. Hall (Dexter). Something about...
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    Yellow jackets almost always nest in the ground...

    Yellow jackets almost always nest in the ground so, yeah, the ones you saw in the ground were almost certainly YJs. I'd have to see the nest in your storage area to judge what they were but I'd wager...
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    Watching Kings of Pain is one thing, because it...

    Watching Kings of Pain is one thing, because it looks like the cameraman is at least a few feet away. But that video you just posted is way too close up for me. There's no way I'd watch that,...
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    Cool. The first six episodes are on available to...

    Cool. The first six episodes are on available to stream on History's website.
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    I may actually watch It's a Wonderful Life this...

    I may actually watch It's a Wonderful Life this year. I haven't been in the mood for it since my divorce (it was our favorite Xmas movie).
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    How they voted for the Heisman: Name ...

    How they voted for the Heisman:


    Name

    1st

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