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    Quote Originally Posted by progeezer View Post
    I would have just said "all of you" but my old pals Klonky & Paulie are in this thread.
    If I make it to 74 buddy, I'll still be watching low budget horror and laughing at farts. As will Paulie I'm sure
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveSly View Post
    Finally had the chance to watch "The Dirt" on Netflix. I had read the book years ago when it came out, and although the movie glossed over a few things, I enjoyed it for the most part. It took a few minutes to get used to Ramsey Bolton playing Mick Mars, but in the end I thought they all did a good job with the characters. I am not sure how well Pete Davidson worked in his role as he seemed to be used as mostly a comic foil when in real live Tom was a big time record guy who was one of the main people behind Fleetwood Mac among other well known bands. Overall I dug it though, and thought they did a good job with it.
    I thought it was pretty cool too, although there wasn't really any flow. It was more a documentary of things that happened and it rubbed me a little raw. Still an interesting watch though! Debauchery!
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    Twilight stars Paul Newman, who plays a detective hired by a ill friend (Gene Hackman). His task takes him around in circles and into hot water as well. Fairly well done, although I got a bit lost in the plot at times. It has a good cast and writing and has some interesting shots of LA that gives it a somewhat modern take on Raymond Chandler or something along that vibe.

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    The wife and I saw “Us” today in the theater. This is one of those films that by the end I walked away not really sure what I had just seen. I liked it, but not sure what it all meant. Curious if anyone else has seen it and what they thought?

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    Saw the new Mission Impossible , Fallout. My take away , Ving Rames has gotten really fat. On the film making side of things , some well done stunt set pieces stretched over a skeleton of a threadbare plot. A noisy 2 hour diversion that is instantly forgettable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nycsteve View Post
    Saw the new Mission Impossible , Fallout. My take away , Ving Rames has gotten really fat. On the film making side of things , some well done stunt set pieces stretched over a skeleton of a threadbare plot. A noisy 2 hour diversion that is instantly forgettable.
    That was my reaction more or less. It was just so ridiculous. It was practically a sci-fi film. Sometimes you have to suspend your disbelief, I get that. But this film was almost an insult.

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    Watched The Highwaymen last night..I'll give it an A+. A being Awful, got through about half it, that was the plus.
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    Quote Originally Posted by adap2it View Post
    Watched The Highwaymen last night..I'll give it an A+. A being Awful, got through about half it, that was the plus.
    I was curious about this one
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    Quote Originally Posted by Klonk View Post
    I was curious about this one
    Well if you have Netflix, it's not much of a loss to watch, other than your precious time...
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    Quote Originally Posted by adap2it View Post
    Watched The Highwaymen last night..I'll give it an A+. A being Awful, got through about half it, that was the plus.
    That's disappointing to hear. It looked promising.
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    Quote Originally Posted by adap2it View Post
    Well if you have Netflix, it's not much of a loss to watch, other than your precious time...
    I'm gonna go out on a limb and say you are looking forward to a second viewing?

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    Watched Tejano (2018) on amazon video last night.

    Very good suspenseful indie thriller.

    When his Grandfather suddenly becomes ill, Javi, a South Texas farmhand resorts to the extreme: he turns to a Mexican cartel to make some quick cash. But when the cartel breaks his arm and forces him to smuggle a cast made of cocaine across the Mexican border, Javi learns how far he will go for family.
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    Scanners: Another classic David Cronenberg picture. Some classic efx in this one, and Frank Zappa and Robert Fripp are among the records that are seen on display in the record store scene.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GuitarGeek View Post
    Scanners: Another classic David Cronenberg picture. Some classic efx in this one, and Frank Zappa and Robert Fripp are among the records that are seen on display in the record store scene.
    Best head explosion ever!
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    Quote Originally Posted by adap2it View Post
    Watched The Highwaymen last night..I'll give it an A+. A being Awful, got through about half it, that was the plus.
    Until I looked it up, I did not know there was a new movie by this name. I thought you were referring to a biopic about the Highwaymen band (Cash, Nelson, Kristofferson, Jennings).
    Can this be the swan song? The final elbow?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klonk View Post
    Best head explosion ever!
    (Andy Warhol mode) well, yeah (Warhol mode off)

    What makes the scene even better is the actor is Louis Del Grande, who is famous in Canada for starring on a mystery/comedy series called Seeing Things, which was about a psychic newspaper reporter. I remember watching it when we used to get the London, Ontario CBC affiliate on our cable TV system back in the 80's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spellbound View Post
    Until I looked it up, I did not know there was a new movie by this name. I thought you were referring to a biopic about the Highwaymen band (Cash, Nelson, Kristofferson, Jennings).
    Oh geez, I remember watching a Highwaymen concert on TV, I dunno this must have been back in the late 80's or maybe early 90's. I think that was when I first realized how lousy both Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson are as singers. Oy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GuitarGeek View Post
    I think that was when I first realized how lousy ... Willie Nelson ... are as singers. Oy!
    Aw, c'mon...If I pinch my nose while I'm singing, I can sound just like Willie!
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    Quote Originally Posted by moecurlythanu View Post
    Aw, c'mon...If I pinch my nose while I'm singing, I can sound just like Willie!
    The thing about Willie is, it's not so much the timbre of his voice, but more the fact that his phrasing goes all over the place, especially when he's playing guitar. It's difficult to explain, but it's like he knows the notes that he's supposed to be singing, but not the rhythm of the melody, if you understand my meaning. He'll rush through a phrase, and he seems to put the accents in strange places. I don't know, maybe he's doing it on purpose, but to me, it sounds very erratic. And I notice it only on live recordings, like when he played with Asleep At The Wheel on Austin City Limits. On studio recordings, he doesn't seem to sing like that, at least on the ones I've heard.

    The other thing about Willie is he sometimes seems to sing the last syllable of a phrase in a suddenly lower register than the rest of the phrase. Like in "Funny how times slips away", "way" will be like way lower than the rest of the phrase, he's suddenly gone from a tenor to a baritone for that one syllable. Well, that's maybe an exaggeration, but it just seems like a weird quirk to me. But since he seems to do it relatively consistently, including on studio recordings, I assume he's doing it on purpose.


    BTW< he's a very good guitarist too. A lot of people dont' realize that, but typically when I've seen him on Austin City Limits or wherever, he plays some very fine solos on Trigger (yes, that's the name of that beat up Martin nylon guitar that he always plays). And of course, he's a great songwriter. I like quite a few songs, but somewhat like Dylan, I prefer other people's interpretations, usually.

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    I heard that Willie's voice is like that naturally, that he isn't singing nasally. His voice would have given out after all these years, if he wasn't singing properly. His phrasing/timing is weird, making it difficult for people to sing duets with him. Difficult for them, more than for him. And he has stated that his main guitar inspiration is Django Reinhardt. He's quite a good guitarist.

    Kris has always been a better songwriter than a singer. Many prefer to hear Johnny Cash sing Kris's great song, "Sunday Morning Coming Down." I think he gave "Me And Bobby McGee" to Janis, before recording it himself. He's not bad for a Rhodes Scholar turned singer/songwriter/actor/activist.
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    I have a Willy Nelson album called "Red Headed Stranger," It's sort of a concept album. I like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klonk View Post
    I want to say yes you will, but I don't know! You'll have to judge for yourself. Maybe it will work for ya...I hope it does! Just don't expect the grittiness and dread of Jaws.
    Ok Klonk, I finally saw this last night. It was stupid fun. I wasn't regretting the time it took to view. Hot Asian chick helped!
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    Quote Originally Posted by spellbound View Post
    I heard that Willie's voice is like that naturally, that he isn't singing nasally. His voice would have given out after all these years, if he wasn't singing properly. His phrasing/timing is weird, making it difficult for people to sing duets with him. Difficult for them, more than for him. And he has stated that his main guitar inspiration is Django Reinhardt. He's quite a good guitarist.
    Huh. Maybe that's why I've always liked Willie. In fact, he's the only C&W singer/songwriter I actually like, not that I own any of his albums. And I agree about his guitar playing.
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    I am not a big Willie fan. I do think his songwriting resume is very impressive (ask Patsy Cline among others-if you could).

    But...if you have listened to his guitar playing and don't think he's a great acoustic guitarist, get your ears checked!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lou View Post
    Ok Klonk, I finally saw this last night. It was stupid fun. I wasn't regretting the time it took to view. Hot Asian chick helped!
    yes it was stupid fun! My problem was I wasn't expecting that! Hot Asian chicks always help don't they?
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