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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.
  14. 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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    FWIW, Ryan's Daughter got 2 stars in Maltin's...

    FWIW, Ryan's Daughter got 2 stars in Maltin's book, calling the plot "thin".

    Roger Ebert gave it 2 stars and Gene Siskel gave it 1.

    Vincent Canby (NY Times) called the screenplay "the kind of...
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    You just reminded me of William Wyler. I can't...

    You just reminded me of William Wyler. I can't speak about him, as much, but he strung these together:

    Dead End
    Jezebel
    Wuthering Heights
    The Westerner
    The Letter
    The Little Foxes
    Mrs....
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    As a kid I liked Elizabeth Montgomery much...

    As a kid I liked Elizabeth Montgomery much better. I also liked Ginger; she was so hot. And I thought Marcia was much cuter than Laurie Partridge, who always acted kinda flakey. I now know it's...
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    Pat Priest, easy. But that reminds me... ...

    Pat Priest, easy.

    But that reminds me...

    Samantha Stephens or Jeannie?

    Mary Ann or Ginger?

    Marcia (or Jan) Brady or Laurie Partridge?
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    I went though a phase a couple years ago where I...

    I went though a phase a couple years ago where I watched reruns of Barney Miller, Soap, and Leave it to Beaver. Surprisingly, Soap fared the worst. Altho, the funniest thing I saw was this bit with...
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    I thought of Lean but disregarded him.

    I thought of Lean but disregarded him.
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    Except that Hitch never strung together 4 (or...

    Except that Hitch never strung together 4 (or more) movies that were all great, like Frankenheimer or Lumet did... iMo. He certainly came close - a number of times! - and he certainly made more 3-4...
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    Inevitably, whenever I discuss early...

    Inevitably, whenever I discuss early Frankenheimer, I always think of early Lumet. After making one of the greatest films of all time (12 Angry Men), he had this run of movies that rivals...
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    :O John Frankenheimer had a short run of...

    :O

    John Frankenheimer had a short run of movies that is one of the best by a director ever, imo:

    Birdman of Alcatraz (1962)
    The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
    Seven Days in May (1964)
    The Train...
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    Once I was able to get past the precipitating...

    Once I was able to get past the precipitating trigger (the comet) that set up the premise, I thought it was really good. The best part about it is that it makes you think.

    Another indie SF movie I...
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    The Train is my favorite of those. In fact, I'd...

    The Train is my favorite of those. In fact, I'd put it in my top 15.
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    On the subject of The Marvelous Mrs Maisel,...

    On the subject of The Marvelous Mrs Maisel, here's a brief piece of dialogue between Midge (the main character) and her sister-in-law Astrid, a former gentile.

    Astrid: I just wish Rose [Midge's...
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    Twice. The quote I mentioned was Scott commenting...

    Twice. The quote I mentioned was Scott commenting on the Arctic-like temps you were getting.


    Hell, no! The actress who plays her played Jon Cryer's ex-wife on Two and a Half Men. They've done a...
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    WTF? I just did a search on PE for variations...

    WTF?

    I just did a search on PE for variations of The Marvelous Mrs Maisel. There were three mentions of it; four, if you count someone quoting another person.

    I just started watching this show...
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    No. Because his initial vote was because he had...

    No. Because his initial vote was because he had reservations and wanted to talk them out. Once the evidence started becoming flimsy, he felt there was enough reasonable doubt that he couldn't...
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    Yes, we discussed it not too long ago. My...

    Yes, we discussed it not too long ago. My memory's not that bad, yet.
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    Watched it this morning. :cool Besides, anyone...

    Watched it this morning. :cool

    Besides, anyone who says...



    ...has no room to talk. :p

    Casablanca is one of the greatest movies to come out of the old Hollywood studio system. And that's...
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    I knew you had commented on this show and looked...

    I knew you had commented on this show and looked in the TV shows thread looking for it and began to think I was losing my mind. Fortunately for me, I remembered Klonk replied once in the wrong thread...
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    Are we talking about the same show? Dead Like Me...

    Are we talking about the same show? Dead Like Me only ran for two seasons and ended Oct of 2004.
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    Not only that but the length of time isn't always...

    Not only that but the length of time isn't always the definitive. I was reading about some movie in my Maltin guide and it stated that version A was the best because it was x minutes long. The...
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    My Sunday double feature: The Wicker Man...

    My Sunday double feature:

    The Wicker Man (1973). Considering what I was watching next, I thought I'd give this one another go as I didn't care for it the first time I saw it ~25 years ago. Time...
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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 3 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 of...

    My ex was watching it when I walked in about 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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