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#24661  Postby Macdoc » Jun 02, 2022 12:18 pm



Loved the book ....fantastic series...
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#24662  Postby don't get me started » Jun 03, 2022 2:03 am

Just watched the 1960 classic 'The Apartment' with Jack Lemon and Shirley MacLaine.
Haven't seen it for years.
What a wonderful movie....

I'm definitely a little in love with Miss Kubelik :heart:



I think I may watch 'The Seven year Itch' next.
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#24663  Postby Macdoc » Jun 03, 2022 3:28 am

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#24664  Postby Animavore » Jun 25, 2022 7:16 pm

Came for the action scenes. Stayed for the dance offs.

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#24665  Postby Macdoc » Jun 26, 2022 1:09 pm

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Watching the entire Star Wars cycle in movie chrono instead of release date and realized I had not seen III :doh:
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#24666  Postby Macdoc » Jun 29, 2022 1:12 pm

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Critics abhor, audience loves ...I enjoyed it.
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#24667  Postby Animavore » Aug 08, 2022 4:33 pm

I really tried to like Top Gun: Maverick but I couldn't get by some of its premises.

1) For the success of the mission they were relying on a "miracle" instead accurate weapons systems.

2) That rules of engagement are just annoying bureaucracy to be side-stepped.

3) The 'enemy' wasn't named and we didn't learn anything about them and the movie wanted me to take it on faith that we should be automatically viewing the USA, who were going to bomb them, as the good guys when history says not necessarily.
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#24668  Postby Animavore » Aug 08, 2022 6:20 pm

I was reading an article just there about how Top Gun has surpassed TItanic at the box office and an odd thing struck me about the comments. There's a load of people saying things like, sarcastically, "Who would have thought a non-woke movie with no political agenda could've done so well. Hurr. Hurr."

I'm not sure how they could possibly think that this jingoistic air force recruitment video has "no political agenda". All I could do was laugh in industrial military complex.
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#24669  Postby don't get me started » Nov 29, 2022 5:18 am

Downsizing.
Came across this while scrolling through Netflix and decided to give it a go.
Glad I did.
The story follows Matt Damon who undergoes a radical new procedure that can shrink humans down to about 10 cm in height. (Yeah, once you suspend your disbelief, the rest falls into place.) So, the idea is that this new smaller version of humanity will consume vastly less resources and thus help save the planet. The Damon character yields about 150K in assests in the large world, but because of the down scaling he can draw on that money in the small world and it has the same buying power as about 12M USD.

I won't spoil the rest, but of course, the small world isn't the utopia it was meant to be. (One wry note was the way in which the ecological do gooders who miniaturized themselves for ethical, environmental reasons recreated in miniature the most wasteful and anti-human settlement they could: car-dependent American suburban sprawl of endless single family detached houses!)

The stand out mention goes to Hong Chau who plays a Vietnamese dissident who was miniaturized against her will by the Vietnamese government and smuggled into the US in a television box. (Illegals are a lot harder to detect when they are only 10 cm tall!) She speaks a marvelous hybrid English that just had me laughing (in a good way). Fully fluent and discourse competent but using English in a way that flies in the face of many grammar conventions....spot on in identifying the way in which English is often used outside the Anglosphere.

Anyways, give it a watch if you have the chance.

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