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    Caught a political thriller double feature on...

    Caught a political thriller double feature on Epix the other night:

    Three Days of the Condor (1975). Jesus, how many times have I seen this movie? Compelling, prescient, and still holds up. Max...
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    In general, I really dislike gore. Not because...

    In general, I really dislike gore. Not because I'm squeamish but because too often it feels like a crutch.

    That said, the fight scene in Kill Bill, Vol 1 was absolutely brilliant, due to the gore...
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    You mean Ernie Hudson? BTW, I was making a...

    You mean Ernie Hudson?

    BTW, I was making a joke. Dean Stockwell died this past November.


    I had no clue what you were talking about so I looked it up.

    Holy shit! I'd totally forgotten...
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    ^ Did they resurrect Dean Stockwell?

    ^ Did they resurrect Dean Stockwell?
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    Jesus Christ. They've been making military movies...

    Jesus Christ. They've been making military movies and shows for over eighty years, now, and they still can't get military time correct?

    Hey, Hollywood writers, they don't use letters when telling...
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    I remember when that was released. Michael...

    I remember when that was released. Michael Nesmith had a lot to do with that movie.
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    Yep. In fact, his father was a baron and, by...

    Yep. In fact, his father was a baron and, by extension, so is he. As for what that means now, I have no clue, since laws have been passed regarding UK hereditary peerages, none of which I understand....
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    I've only seen him here and there over the years,...

    I've only seen him here and there over the years, so I couldn't recommend much. He's just as good in The Ninth Gate, which is a quasi-supernatural favorite of mine. And, even though I still haven't...
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    Great movie, wasn't it? Hell, I think it's worth...

    Great movie, wasn't it? Hell, I think it's worth it just to see Frank Langella's performance.
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    How? Where are you going to see movies released...

    How? Where are you going to see movies released both in the theater and on HBO (or some other service) at the same time? Or within a month or two after its release date? Paramount claims they show...
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    Lately, I've kinda gotten hooked on Eureka on...

    Lately, I've kinda gotten hooked on Eureka on Prime. I wouldn't say it's great but it's pretty good; kinda like comfort food. And I really enjoy the theme song, so much so that I don't skip the...
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    Here are three advantages: much better shows,...

    Here are three advantages: much better shows, shit tons of movies, and no commercials. A fourth advantage is that if there's a show you want to watch that airs every week, wait until they've all...
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    Don't you mean it's the second movie in the...

    Don't you mean it's the second movie in the Dollars Trilogy?
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    Nope. After moving to a town with only one cable...

    Nope. After moving to a town with only one cable company - Time-Warner - their price just kept increasing every year after the switch to Spectrum, so I shit-canned them when I found there was a TV...
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    I didn't care for Mimic and I almost never like...

    I didn't care for Mimic and I almost never like movies like Hellboy. And, yeah, Pacific Rim: :roll
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    I haven't seen that one. There's also one I...

    I haven't seen that one.

    There's also one I neglected to mention: The Devil's Backbone, which I actually started watching many years ago. I got about a half hour into it before my eyelids started...
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    I stand by my original question.

    I stand by my original question.
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    It got much better ratings from critics and won...

    It got much better ratings from critics and won quite a few awards and nominations. The critic and audience scores on Rotten Tomatoes are 97% and 92%, respectively.

    Where did you see it?
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    Mama (2013). Watched it on HBO Max because I...

    Mama (2013). Watched it on HBO Max because I noticed Jessica Chastain is in it. This was the first movie she made after Zero Dark Thirty, so I had high hopes. Hopes were dashed, however, when the...
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    The ones I already knew were Andrea de Crasheris,...

    The ones I already knew were Andrea de Crasheris, Black Jack (from a documentary), Checo, Emmo (from IndyCar), The Flying Finn, The Iceman, Il Leone (given to him by the Tifosi), JB (Simon Lazenby...
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    Here's something trivial. Name the driver...

    Here's something trivial. Name the driver associated with the nickname (answers below).

    Some of these are easy; some not so much. Some I included for historical reasons and some for humorous...
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    I get why Drive to Survive is popular; they talk...

    I get why Drive to Survive is popular; they talk about it in that podcast I mentioned: aside from the drama and spectacle, it's mainly due to Bernie Ecclestone no longer being in control since...
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    And is that because of the Netflix show or is it...

    And is that because of the Netflix show or is it just because F1 has traditionally been the second most popular spectator sport in the world (outside of the US)? Bear in mind, up until recently,...
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    I listen to On Point with Meghna Chakrabarti on...

    I listen to On Point with Meghna Chakrabarti on the radio nearly everyday. Today was this topic, which I found pretty interesting:

    The algorithms behind America's growing infatuation with Formula...
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    Based on his last film and your review, I might...

    Based on his last film and your review, I might watch this when it comes to a streaming service. Or not.
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    Sure, why not? I envy you, btw. IMO, they...

    Sure, why not?

    I envy you, btw. IMO, they brew the best beer in the world in Germany.
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    Halo, on Paramount+. It's based on the video...

    Halo, on Paramount+. It's based on the video game, which I've never played but always thought looked kinda good. I've watched a couple episodes, now, and I'm not sure what to think about it.

    So...
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    The film stars Katharine Hepburn, Sir Ralph...

    The film stars Katharine Hepburn, Sir Ralph Richardson, Jason Robards (Tony winner for the play), and Dean Stockwell and was directed by Sidney Lumet, which is the only reason I've considered seeing...
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    I loved that movie as a kid. Been years since...

    I loved that movie as a kid. Been years since I've seen it, tho.


    From what I remember, Lee picked that movie to show her range. Like Long Day's Journey Into Night, another movie that deals with...
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    Not me. I can take or leave most of that stuff....

    Not me. I can take or leave most of that stuff. Fwiw, I think of them as having four eras:

    Early (pre-Help)
    Transitional (Help, Rubber Soul, Revolver)
    Psych (Pepper, Magical Mystery Tour)...
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    Artie Johnson as Renfield was inspired casting. I...

    Artie Johnson as Renfield was inspired casting. I used to do his laugh all the time, many years ago. People thought I was nuts.

    From my favorite scene:

    "Sleepier and sleepier, Count."
    "You're...
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    :lol Yeah, good point. Hulu, Prime, HBO, et...

    :lol


    Yeah, good point. Hulu, Prime, HBO, et al offer a lot of good content. Not to mention that Netflix was already the most expensive streaming service, so the rate hike could also explain the...
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    I saw that somewhere earlier today. I think it's...

    I saw that somewhere earlier today. I think it's a bullshit excuse so that they can start charging for password sharing.


    Agree 100%.


    Apparently you missed my later post where I said "now...
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    :lol This is hilarious on many levels.

    :lol This is hilarious on many levels.
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    A limited series on Paramount coming the 28th....

    A limited series on Paramount coming the 28th. I'm intrigued.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iowLzO9-aew
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    Wait. I thought it was "Trekker". Keith, you...

    Wait. I thought it was "Trekker". Keith, you disappoint me.


    I've seen that's a common criticism with Paramount+.

    I also read that unloading and the reloading the app can fix buffering...
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    Believe me, I completely understand. But so far...

    Believe me, I completely understand. But so far I've only subscribed to 2 services: Netlix, Disney+ (I forget which), and Paramount+. The half is Netflix, which I share the cost of. I only...
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    I just subscribed to basic Paramount+ because of...

    I just subscribed to basic Paramount+ because of the NWSL and World Cup qualifying, etc. I don't really care about anything else they offer and the commercials don't bother me since they don't have...
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    Ricky Gervais on the Oscars spectacle after...

    Ricky Gervais on the Oscars spectacle after trending on Twitter about it:

    People were saying "what would Ricky Gervais have said?" "What would have happened to Ricky Gervais?" Well, nothing....
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    You know, I still haven't finished it. :lol I got...

    You know, I still haven't finished it. :lol I got halfway through S5 but, as you said, "seasons are a slow-burn until the last couple episodes." This was the same issue I had with Line of Duty, which...
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    I used to do that too when I was a kid (with a BB...

    I used to do that too when I was a kid (with a BB gun), except that I was a pretty good shot. Never figured out why I did that, tho.


    :huh I had to be qualified on the 9mm Beretta M9 pistol,...
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    Wow. Do you not have any older siblings? And how...

    Wow. Do you not have any older siblings? And how old were you when the movie was released?

    I was in high school by that point and I knew better than to go see it, if only because it starred the...
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    Olivia Coleman starring in it is all I need to...

    Olivia Coleman starring in it is all I need to know to put it on my watch list.
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    I have no idea what happened but apparently I...

    I have no idea what happened but apparently I didn't watch post-race coverage. I watched it last night and they did mention it.

    As for a hat trick, I thought it was any three of the four, as long...
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    Nico Rosberg owns a team in that series and won...

    Nico Rosberg owns a team in that series and won the championship last year.

    BTW, I just looked it up to ensure I was correct and discovered the co-founder of that series is Gil de Ferran, former...
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    No. I was talking about S1. I just started S2...

    No. I was talking about S1. I just started S2 yesterday, after I posted.

    I noticed that there are ten episodes in S1 but only seven in S2. That bothers me when that happens.
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    Upload on Prime. What can I say about it? Very...

    Upload on Prime. What can I say about it? Very simply, this is a wonderful show mixing science fiction, romance, humor, and mystery.
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    Speaking of Yellowbeard, there's a great...

    Speaking of Yellowbeard, there's a great interview with Graham Chapman talking about the inspiration for the character: Keith Moon. He also tells a story of how crazy Keith was. I want to say it was...
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    That looks like something I'd enjoy very much,...

    That looks like something I'd enjoy very much, especially with Michelle Yeoh in it.
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    You've never seen Taxi Driver or Young...

    You've never seen Taxi Driver or Young Frankenstein?
    ...
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    I know little to zilch about comics, so out of...

    I know little to zilch about comics, so out of curiosity I googled "who are the worst comics illustrators" and the first five links (sorta) are about Liefeld. :lol

    OMG this is horrendous:
    ...
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    I definitely remembered the name but I couldn't...

    I definitely remembered the name but I couldn't picture his face nor did I remember anything he's been in.

    I know him best from The Greatest Story Ever Told and an episode of Gilligan's Island....
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    "Squishy"? :lol Yeah, way back when I used to...

    "Squishy"? :lol

    Yeah, way back when I used to watch it (why are you still torturing yourself???), I had issues with that as well. For instance, it's logical to assume Alexandria is in Alexandria,...
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    The Three Godfathers (1948). Directed by John...

    The Three Godfathers (1948). Directed by John Ford and starring John Wayne, Harry Carey Jr., and Ward Bond, I had always heard good things about this movie, which is a kind of retelling of the story...
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    The Ox-Bow Incident (1943), starring Henry Fonda....

    The Ox-Bow Incident (1943), starring Henry Fonda. Billed second is Dana Andrews in an early role. One of my favorite westerns, this was critically acclaimed when it was released (still is, actually)...
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    I've read about her. She was sent there by Marlon...

    I've read about her. She was sent there by Marlon Brando to accept his Oscar for The Godfather. They had become friends when they discovered they were both involved in the activist group American...
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    From. On Epix. I had seen the trailer and wasn't...

    From. On Epix. I had seen the trailer and wasn't sure I wanted to watch it but, thanks to Dean Martin, I watched the first episode a couple nights ago. After four episodes, I am really digging this...
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    For those of you wondering why there were fewer...

    For those of you wondering why there were fewer episodes of Resident Alien this year, I ran across this a few days ago (and forgot to post it):

    It has already been announced that Resident Alien...
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    Absolutely not.

    Absolutely not.
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    I agree. My pov is not whether Will was in the...

    I agree. My pov is not whether Will was in the right or wrong but rather that Chris Rock was an insensitive dick. Which I think he was and Will's emotional reaction to his wife's reaction was...
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