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    No one thought to mention the recent Yesterday?

    No one thought to mention the recent Yesterday?
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    The King And I and My Fair Lady both hold...

    The King And I and My Fair Lady both hold together as far as plot and story. And both have excellent music. Etcetera , etcetera.
    If you didnt like Top Hat you wont like 42Street.
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    In my top 10. I have the Goldsmith soundtrack...

    In my top 10.
    I have the Goldsmith soundtrack cd. Need a listen.
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    Knives Out. Whodunit reminisent of old Agatha...

    Knives Out. Whodunit reminisent of old Agatha Chrysty adaptations with ensemble cast of known actors. Nostalgic enough for me to be entertaining. Well done , I figured out the murderer early on. More...
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    IIRC theres 7 Boetticher / Scott colaberations....

    IIRC theres 7 Boetticher / Scott colaberations. All are worthy of viewing . One of the 7 is a bit weak ,Ide have to look it up. Tall T , Commanche Station are very good. Economical presentations ,...
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    Commercials.

    Commercials.
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    Agreed.He does seem to care about the quality of...

    Agreed.He does seem to care about the quality of the movies he's in. I cant think of an example of him phoning in job. Cant argue his commitment. Most of his movies are watchable, some good , some...
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    Having seen this for the first time I have to say...

    Having seen this for the first time I have to say Cruise's reaction was excellent . No tantrum , he actually could be said to have handled it with class. Tom 1 , butthead nothing ZERO.
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    Over the years I would see some of the Candid...

    Over the years I would see some of the Candid Camara type stuff and some of the pranks aren't funny for the prankie. I could totally see myself punching someone out even after the prank is revealed....
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    You are not really asking about the why of why...

    You are not really asking about the why of why Epstien was not prosecuted in Florida?
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    I think Cruise's scientology is part of the...

    I think Cruise's scientology is part of the equation of dislike. The tide really seemed to shift after the Oprah couch jumping. As far as his movies , given the right role he does well. His range...
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    Looks like its a 17 per month charge no matter if...

    Looks like its a 17 per month charge no matter if you have cable hbo or not

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    My provider Optimum / Altice gives HBO Max free since I have HBO cable from them. WHOOHOOO! Especially since...
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    That's the one. At least now I don't feel I had a...

    That's the one. At least now I don't feel I had a complete mental break. :(
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    Ahh! I'llcheck. That sounds possible.

    Ahh! I'llcheck. That sounds possible.
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    So I have HBO thru traditional cable. You're...

    So I have HBO thru traditional cable. You're saying , I think , that HBO is streaming only and the MAX version will be provided to me at no extra charge? Permenently or trial? The commercials look...
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    He is an impailer after all.

    He is an impailer after all.
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    I had thought Concrete Blond was a hit by XTC....

    I had thought Concrete Blond was a hit by XTC. After Googling , well what can I say.
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    Did they do Concrete Blond? On Edit. I did...

    Did they do Concrete Blond?

    On Edit. I did Google and before someone brings it up , yes Concrete Blond is a group. I am thouroghly confused.And unable to spell. :)
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    [QUOTE=ronmac;977466]RIP. Fernwood Tonight was...

    [QUOTE=ronmac;977466]RIP. Fernwood Tonight was CLASSIC![/QUOTE

    Big agreement. Fernwood ruled. Wish it was on DVD. RIP
  20. I can't spell for s**t. And yes CCEB was / is...

    I can't spell for s**t. And yes CCEB was / is excellent. I have seen them multiple times , most memorable shows in The Blue Note in NYC. Literally had my elbows on the stage.
  21. Doubt this is complete, Pink Floyd Yes ELP...

    Doubt this is complete,
    Pink Floyd
    Yes
    ELP
    Jethro Tull
    Genisis
    Renasance
    Rolling Stones
    The Who
    Black Sabbeth
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    This is a movie or some Netflix thingy?

    This is a movie or some Netflix thingy?
  23. Thread: Birders

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    Whatever they are it would be hard to get a...

    Whatever they are it would be hard to get a picture. They are Fast.
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    Can the Baltimore Oriole get up to Long Island in...

    Can the Baltimore Oriole get up to Long Island in NY? I have seen bright yellow birds in seasons past zipping around the area. Always thought it could be they.
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    Im DVRing the last EGR film in tonights line up....

    Im DVRing the last EGR film in tonights line up. Never saw or heard of it before. Early thirties , EGR as a Chinese assasin. The rest of the cast is caucasion playing Chinese. Its to late for me to...
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    Has ELPs Pictures At An Exhibition been mentioned?

    Has ELPs Pictures At An Exhibition been mentioned?
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    One of my favorite Costner's is A Perfect World....

    One of my favorite Costner's is A Perfect World. More animated than usual , and a dynomite film.
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    BEATLES!

    BEATLES!
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    I would say if you haven't seen it , watch it....

    I would say if you haven't seen it , watch it. Howard Hughs controlled RKO and was in full OCD mode during the filming of this. The end result is a good movie , worth the view. It varies from comedy...
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    I also watched The Wizard Of Oz on TCM. I hadn't...

    I also watched The Wizard Of Oz on TCM. I hadn't seen it it quite a while. Sure , parts are dated , but its a fine example of movie magic. I gaurentee that 50 years from now the flying monkeys will...
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    Watched , Motherless Brooklyn. This was Edward...

    Watched , Motherless Brooklyn. This was Edward Nortons ( directed and written for screen ,starred ) period mystery flic from last year. Also , R Cannavale , Alec Baldwin , Willham Defoe , Bruce...
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    Received and watched Hunt For The Wilderpeople. I...

    Received and watched Hunt For The Wilderpeople. I agree with your's and others positive comments on this one. Very much enjoyed. Previous to the recommendation , also ignorant of Taika Waititi, I...
  33. Yanni

    Yanni
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    Definite fan. I didn't see this until at least 20...

    Definite fan. I didn't see this until at least 20 years ago. It just wasn't easly available. I think it has a feel reminiscent of Touch Of Evil. Like an off center feeling of dread. Not as tight a...
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    No I have not. On your recomendation I added to...

    No I have not. On your recomendation I added to Netflix DVD cue. Thanks.
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    Finally saw JoJo Rabbit. This one lived up to its...

    Finally saw JoJo Rabbit. This one lived up to its positive buzz. Engrossing , well written and acted , funny , sad. And offbeat in a good way. Scarlett Johanson and the always interesting Sam...
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    Your rating system for westerns is useless if you...

    Your rating system for westerns is useless if you ignore the elephant in the room.
    John Wayne .
    No critic of westerns is complete without considering the Wayne cannon.

    On Edit; I was actually...
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    How would you guys say this movie compares to...

    How would you guys say this movie compares to Dunkirk. I've seen Dunkirk but not this one.
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    Due to lack of sh*t to keep myself occupied ,...

    Due to lack of sh*t to keep myself occupied , like others , Im watching more TV. I cant seem to get into the continuing story shows, like Westworld. I did get through the 1st season around its first...
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    My oldest daughters favorite movie when young....

    My oldest daughters favorite movie when young. She watched it over and over , and would cry when the end credits rolled , grabbing the TV screen in an effort to stop the credits moving up the screen...
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    Sounds a bit like Cube

    Sounds a bit like Cube
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    Sticky: spellbound; U.S. now has most coronavirus...

    spellbound;

    U.S. now has most coronavirus cases in the world
    "The United States of America now has more coronavirus cases than any other country, at least as far as test results go."

    Its...
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    The dilemma of aggressive containment effort vs...

    The dilemma of aggressive containment effort vs severly damaging the economy is one which I am happy not to be actually making a decision on. Its a mess , likely to be with us until at least the fall...
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    Old xmas orniments are collectable and worth $$

    Old xmas orniments are collectable and worth $$
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    He finally folded.

    He finally folded.
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    This to shall pass

    This to shall pass
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    I think its the first of the 5. More old timey...

    I think its the first of the 5. More old timey look I thought but somewhat twisted , like some of the others.
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    Any of the 4 remaining Mann/Stewart westerns you...

    Any of the 4 remaining Mann/Stewart westerns you haven't seen are well worth a view. Actually a harder edge than Far Country.
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    I like River. What did you think of it?

    I like River. What did you think of it?
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    I was unaware of the middle one. I ment the 70's...

    I was unaware of the middle one. I ment the 70's one with Walter Mattheu and Martin Balsam. Both 70's and the Revolta version were location shot. Im sure local liberties are taken for esthetics and...
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    The original , and superior in all ways Taking Of...

    The original , and superior in all ways Taking Of Pelham 123 or the Travolta Revolta remake?
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    Billy Wilder; Sunset Blvd Ace In THe Hole...

    Billy Wilder;
    Sunset Blvd
    Ace In THe Hole
    Stalag 17
    Sabrina
    Seven Year Itch
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    How about Billy Wilder? Spike...

    How about Billy Wilder?
    Spike Lee...………………………………………….just kidding
    Clint Eastwood?
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    I saw MT at least twice in the last 20 years....

    I saw MT at least twice in the last 20 years. Once at the Blue Note in NYC. No nonsense , kick ass set. Sat down , no nods , fidgeting , just blew right into it.
    RIP.
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    In the vein of Crawl , but instead of alligators...

    In the vein of Crawl , but instead of alligators , giant blind cave great white sharks. Titled 47 Meters Under , Unchained. See GBCGWS gobble up nubile highschoolers in bikinis , whilst trapped in...
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    He actually created NUMA in 1979. Before that...

    He actually created NUMA in 1979. Before that NUMA was a fictional creation.
    I've enjoyed a number of his books. A little like Bond underwater. RIP.
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    Heres a good one that slipped under my radar....

    Heres a good one that slipped under my radar. 2019's Last Christmas directed by Paul Feig with Emma Thompson amoung others. I think I got the dvd from Netflix based on a trailer on another dvd. It...
  58. Thread: CTTE 2020

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    Coronavirus is the headliner.

    Coronavirus is the headliner.
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    Good comments on what makes an exceptional actor...

    Good comments on what makes an exceptional actor from Hal et all. I can't disagree with anything said , but I think it's a subjective thing. It's similar to judging music and musians talent for me. I...
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    I understood , but that was a year I can not have...

    I understood , but that was a year I can not have an informed opinion on , not seeing the bulk of the nominees work. I know bad acting when I see it but the nuances of "good acting" sometimes elude...
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