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On 12/4/2019 at 5:42 PM, Rothbardian said:

How long is the terrible twos for a Yoda creature?

Terrible the twos, they are.

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Honeyland on Hulu is a fascinating documentary. 

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7 hours ago, frogtwang said:

 

 

I love him as host.  No industry is as self congratulatory as the movies and he does a great job humbling a room full of people who desperately need it.

 

Can we stop giving awards to Patricia Arquette?  She is everything conservatives hate about liberals ...

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First two movies I watched this year were both Netflix originals:

 

-The Highwaymen (with Kevin Costner & Woody Harrelson, about the Texas Rangers that hunted down Bonnie & Clye)

-The Two Popes (with Anthony Hopkins, about Pope Benedict & Pope Francis). 

 

Both really well done.

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50 minutes ago, Lyle Lanley II said:

The Two Popes (with Anthony Hopkins, about Pope Benedict & Pope Francis). 

I liked this one, too. I especially thought Jonathan Pryce was excellent.

 

I'll try Highwaymen. Thanks for the recommendation.

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I had the opportunity to catch a few movies on my flights this past week.

 

Ad Astra: It was ok.  Kind of boring

Hobbs & Shaw: Pretty entertaining, even though the story is kind of cheesy.

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11 minutes ago, Army Frog Fan said:

I had the opportunity to catch a few movies on my flights this past week.

 

Ad Astra: It was ok.  Kind of boring

Hobbs & Shaw: Pretty entertaining, even though the story is kind of cheesy.

 

Ad Astra will make no "best" lists...deservedly so.

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4 hours ago, PurpleDawg said:

I liked this one, too. I especially thought Jonathan Pryce was excellent.

 

I'll try Highwaymen. Thanks for the recommendation.

I second the recommendation for The Highwaymen.

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7 hours ago, Duquesne Frog said:

 

I love him as host.  No industry is as self congratulatory as the movies and he does a great job humbling a room full of people who desperately need it.

 

Can we stop giving awards to Patricia Arquette?  She is everything conservatives hate about liberals ...

Arquette was a mess.  I have not watched an awards show in a decade, but have Dish Network and it automatically records prime time on the major networks.  Once I saw Ricky Gervais' opening monologue, I thought it might be worth watching.  It wasn't, but the Gervais monologue is some of the best TV in the last few years.  It was awesome.  I wish I could see a different version that only showed audience reaction.  

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Mrs. Zebe says The Irishman is great. I can't make myself take the time to watch it.  BUT, she would like to go see 1917, and I would be IN on that. 

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4 hours ago, Zebra Frog said:

she would like to go see 1917, and I would be IN on that. 

The Golden Globes liked it. Drama, Director, and Original Score winner.

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6 hours ago, tcudoc said:

I second the recommendation for The Highwaymen.

 

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I went in not knowing what to expect and ended up enjoying it a lot. Most movies about Bonnie and Clyde try to romanticize their story, this movie focuses more on the Texas Rangers tracking them down. It portrays B&C as the cold blooded killers they were. 

 

I first became fascinated with Bonnie and Clyde as a kid when I saw one of the "death cars" at a county fair. At the time I thought it was THE death car, turns out there were several fakes that would tour around. Still piqued my curiosity. My parents and youngest brother stopped by the ambush site one year on their way home from 99 Mobile Bowl. I've driven through the Cement City area of West Dallas where they grew up. Clyde Barrow's childhood home is still on Singleton Ave. 

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On 1/6/2020 at 2:42 PM, tcudoc said:

I second the recommendation for The Highwaymen.


Third.

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On 1/6/2020 at 3:44 PM, Zebra Frog said:

Mrs. Zebe says The Irishman is great. I can't make myself take the time to watch it.  BUT, she would like to go see 1917, and I would be IN on that. 


Mrs. Turk loved it, and she hates that whole genre.  (Can’t stand The Godfathers, Goodfellas, etc.)

 

I’m a huge Scorsese fan, and I thought it was good, but it didn’t seem to break any new ground over his previous work.

 

And the “de-aging” technology needs to be perfected.  You get used to it after awhile, but it’s a little jarring at first.

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I got tired of being nagged incessantly about watching it.  I give it 3.5 out of 5 stars.  Joe Pesci was great.

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1 hour ago, Lyle Lanley II said:

Went and saw 1917 earlier today.  It lives up to the hype.  Great, great film.

Thanks for the vote of confidence. I am now looking forward to seeing it. WW1 is the most interesting modern war to me, and Hollywood has let me down on nearly every WW1 flick I have seen, except for one made for TV movie (The Lost Battalion).

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19 minutes ago, Feeling Froggy said:

Thanks for the vote of confidence. I am now looking forward to seeing it. WW1 is the most interesting modern war to me, and Hollywood has let me down on nearly every WW1 flick I have seen, except for one made for TV movie (The Lost Battalion).

 

https://www.dancarlin.com/product/hardcore-history-50-blueprint-for-armageddon-i/

 

Excellent WWI podcast. Dan Carlin is really good. 

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On 1/6/2020 at 6:55 PM, frogtwang said:

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I went in not knowing what to expect and ended up enjoying it a lot. Most movies about Bonnie and Clyde try to romanticize their story, this movie focuses more on the Texas Rangers tracking them down. It portrays B&C as the cold blooded killers they were. 

Agreed. Just finished it and really liked it. Plus, Kathy Bates as Ma Ferguson! How could that be anything other than awesome?!

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