Recommendations Thread & Review of Fatman

What have you been watching or reading that you'd recommend to others?

Here's my recommendation:

The Mel Gibson/Walter Goggins revenge drama Fatman.

If you haven't seen the trailer, but want to watch a good and strangely amusing revenge-themed violent drama, skip watching the trailer and just rent it.

Go in totally cold. Go in not knowing anything about it.

I think that would be the way to get the most of out of this -- to go in completely unspoiled. To let it be a complete surprise.

It's currently $6.99 to buy -- buy, not rent -- on Amazon, so it's relatively cheap.

Big recommendation from me. Take the chance and just rent it without knowing anything about it.

You can look up the trailer, though, if you do want mild spoilers about what kind of movie this is.


I would suggest you don't watch the trailer, because it's misleading. It's cut very rapidly in a comedy sort of way. The actual movie has long takes and a lot of room between lines, like a serious drama.

It also blows through most of the humor of the movie in 90 seconds.

Here is a spoiler-free review:

Fatman is what they used to call a "violent drama," back before movies containing violence turned into their own genre called "action films."

A violent drama is a drama, and not just a jokey buddy comedy, where the central conflict involves violence or must resolve by recourse to violence.

Like Get Carter of the 1970s. Like most movies containing violence before James Bond movies and the Dirty Harry movies created the action movie template (and cliches of the form).

Fatman is a violent drama that is very grounded and takes itself very seriously. It's shot in a dry, naturalistic way.

The amusing thing, though, is that the premise it's taking so very seriously is in fact very very silly.

But the movie never winks at you to let you know that it knows it's a straightfaced parody of a violent drama, rather than a real violent drama.

The movie doesn't know that it's crazy.

It's like a Yuletime Grand Torino, with Gibson playing the Eastwood part, an aging man angry about how the world has gone rotten and broken and sour around him.

There's a scene where he gives an Old Man Cursing Modernity speech, and he makes his eyes well up with tears as he delivers it.

It's like he's really trying for the Oscar here.

But he's not, because this is all silly nonsense.

But it's amusing that he and everyone involved in the film keeps such an intense straightface throughout it.


There's not even what I would call a real "joke" until halfway through the movie. And the few "jokes" that happen at that point are still grounded, not the sorts of things that would only happen in a pure comedy where the rule of realism was not in effect.

Despite not having very many "jokes," it's all generally pretty amusing. The tension between the concept -- silly -- and the execution -- dry, matter-of-fact, realistic, gritty, Eastwoodian -- is almost always funny and doesn't really get old.

One anti-spoiler:

As I said above, the template for this film is a violent drama of the 70s, not an action film of the 80s.

An action film is structured to have a chase or gunfight every 8-12 minutes, no matter how contrived. Usually the end is not one violent climax, but a series of escalating climaxes.

A violent drama's violence is more organic, and violence in these movies is usually sparse until the climax.

And in the climax, there's just one burst of violence, the way it would usually be (outside of organized warfare). And that violence tends to be realistic rather than spectacular.

Towards the end of Fatman, there was a simple but effective mano-a-mano fight. I started thinking in terms of 80s action movies rather than 70s violent dramas, and I wrongly expected a big action movie finale to follow that spare but effective one-on-one showdown.

There was no big stunt-heavy finale, because this isn't emulating that kind of movie.

I just mention this so that you won't wind up feeling a little dissatisfied that the film doesn't end with a big Die Hard style epic finale. It ends with a Get Carter style shootout, which is exactly how it should end.

The shootout at the end is, as I mentioned, well done. For a silly movie, it gets the violence right. One senses that they relied upon their firearms and fire combat technical experts more than the average movie.

So I think it would be a shame if anyone else followed my dumb thinking and expected something even bigger and explodier after that shootout.

If you've watched the trailer, and you like the premise, then I give it a big recommendation: It executes that premise skillfully and amusingly.

If you think the premise is dumb... I still think you should give it a chance. The movie might wind up selling you on the premise just through sheer audacity and determination to commit to the bit and never break the kayfabe that this is a serious drama intended to be Oscar-bait.

Post-the-MCU, it's now required that a movie treat the material that it's based upon respectfully.

With the exception of one PC casting choice -- 2020, man -- the movie does do that, too. The lore is honored.

And the PC casting choice is easy to get over within minutes, because the actress does a good job getting the essence of the role right.

Posted by: Ace at 03:58 PM




Comments

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1 I'll be back after I read the content

Posted by: Skip at December 18, 2020 04:00 PM (Cxk7w)

2 First

Posted by: Jmel at December 18, 2020 04:00 PM (bVhJi)

3 I'm watching Hallmark Christmas movies

Posted by: at December 18, 2020 04:00 PM (Zmnko)

4 I find the name "Farman" pretty offensive...

Posted by: Hawkpilot at December 18, 2020 04:01 PM (23YBZ)

5 "It's currently $6.99 to buy -- buy, not rent -- on Amazon, so it's relatively cheap."


Haha! $5.49 now, you got ripped off!!!

Posted by: BurtTC at December 18, 2020 04:01 PM (hku12)

6 Whither Jake?

Posted by: klaftern at December 18, 2020 04:01 PM (RuIsu)

7 Watched Mulan the new live action and it wasn't as bad as I expected

Posted by: at December 18, 2020 04:01 PM (Zmnko)

8 Oh and call the others

Posted by: Skip at December 18, 2020 04:02 PM (Cxk7w)

9 I want to see this, and Unhinged. Maybe over the holiday weekend.

Posted by: Jordan61 at December 18, 2020 04:02 PM (Ez6QX)

10 Did Cwissy Wallace really get fired?

Posted by: Denny Crane! at December 18, 2020 04:02 PM (uc+oy)

11 Thanks for the recommendation, Ace. I think I will give it a try during the Christmas "break."

Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at December 18, 2020 04:02 PM (9hauA)

12 Question is it worth buying if you only think it's a one timer?
Heaven knows there are a lot of movies I seen 25 times.

Posted by: Skip at December 18, 2020 04:03 PM (Cxk7w)

13 I guess I am watching Fatman this weekend.

Posted by: Denny Crane! at December 18, 2020 04:03 PM (uc+oy)

14 Schlichter's new book, Crisis. Very topical.

Posted by: Big Rusty Fard Golaxy 500 at December 18, 2020 04:03 PM (EQV8l)

15 DOJ N721AL took off at 2:05pm EST to Reagan International, short stop, now in air again, making a circle currently, maybe back to HEF?

Posted by: I's in the skies at December 18, 2020 04:03 PM (BBWrU)

16 Reading? I am bingeing on Solzhenitsyn!

Posted by: CN at December 18, 2020 04:04 PM (ONvIw)

17 The best way to watch movies and TV shows is from streaming sites like PrimeWire. They have just about every movie and TV show ever made and it's all free. You can download stuff from there and watch it without feeling guilty that you're funding your enemies.

Posted by: StarveHollywood at December 18, 2020 04:04 PM (mShL6)

18 When CW shows 'Stargirl' again, I'd watch again.

No gay characters. Good writing. A fun superhero show and I'm sick of superheroes. The girl playing her is 20 but passes for 15. Solomon Grundy. And a big robot.

If you think of the evil guys as Democrats, it really works.

Posted by: Stateless Infidel at December 18, 2020 04:04 PM (v2c9/)

19 I have to skip the rest of your "review" because I saw the "anti-spoiler" comment, and don't want to take any chances there.

So... just got a blu ray copy of the movie I've been craving since last year: A Christmas Horror Story.

I think it's in something like the same territory, although I don't think Fatman is quite in the horror genre... don't tell me otherwise. I'll find out later today.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 18, 2020 04:04 PM (hku12)

20 >>> Mel Gibson/Walter Goggins

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I enjoyed the movie. But then I also like these two actors. YMMV

Posted by: Swingin' for the downs at December 18, 2020 04:04 PM (0UOOC)

21 In before Ghost Ship!

Posted by: spindrift at December 18, 2020 04:05 PM (h5TKJ)

22 Fatman. Damned autocucumber

Posted by: Hawkpilot at December 18, 2020 04:05 PM (23YBZ)

23 >>>12 Question is it worth buying if you only think it's a one timer?


well usually these things are 5 or 6 bucks just to RENT. For 7 you own it.

I think good movies have replay value. I can see this being watched every christmas season.

Posted by: ace at December 18, 2020 04:05 PM (nuqdl)

24 Watch Blood Father before Fatman .

Posted by: Mr. Meeseeks, Look at me at December 18, 2020 04:05 PM (2DOZq)

25 Just watched Christmas with the kranks and it was pretty funny

Posted by: It's me donna at December 18, 2020 04:05 PM (Zmnko)

26 Any boobs?

Asking for a friend.

Posted by: blaster at December 18, 2020 04:05 PM (ZfRYq)

27 Well, there's always Fellini, who knew how to skewer contemporary culture.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, marching in the Felliniesque circus at December 18, 2020 04:05 PM (NWM+b)

28 1 I'll be back after I read the content
Posted by: Skip at December 18, 2020 04:00 PM (Cxk7w)

Pack a lunch. It is a movie review afterall.

Posted by: Bete at December 18, 2020 04:06 PM (Ojki1)

29 Now that's a first... being told to skip the content!
Had to stop reading the post due to the 'go in cold' recommendation...

I'll rent it, thanks.

Posted by: AZ deplorably isolated at December 18, 2020 04:06 PM (gtatv)

30 Mel Gibson;s "Blood Father," is good, too. Not a feel good film, but Gibson is great, as always.

Posted by: Lizzy at December 18, 2020 04:06 PM (bDqIh)

31 > 14 Schlichter's new book, Crisis. Very topical.

Howell Woltz: The Lawyers Guild https://tinyurl.com/y8utzkwf

Posted by: From 2 years ago at December 18, 2020 04:06 PM (BBWrU)

32 Hitler Downfall, 1939-1945 Volume 2 of Volker Ullrich's excellent biography.

Don't know why he named it "Downfall" though, after the film that sourced the parody videos

Posted by: JoeF. at December 18, 2020 04:07 PM (HrMC1)

33 Yay Ace movie review! It's a Festivus miracle.

Posted by: LizLem at December 18, 2020 04:07 PM (Rbfr/)

34
Can't help here. I read books no one else reads and listen to music no one else listens to. Don't watch movies and not interested in TV. It's not an unhappy life, just a very odd one.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 18, 2020 04:07 PM (mht8P)

35 I may be crazy but I enjoyed the rebooted How the Grinch Stole Christmas more than the original.

Posted by: Mr. Meeseeks, Look at me at December 18, 2020 04:07 PM (2DOZq)

36 Does pornhub count? Asking for a friend.

Posted by: Hunter at December 18, 2020 04:07 PM (bbYBJ)

37 Krampus is in the same genre too... an adultish horror story around the Christmas holiday.

If you haven't seen Krampus, I'd highly recommend it.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 18, 2020 04:07 PM (hku12)

38 get carter(the original) is one of my all-time faves...

michael caine renting a room from a "doable' land lady..."i bet that`s seen a lot of action(pointing at the bed)"....

Posted by: uncouth jay marks at December 18, 2020 04:07 PM (9SGBP)

39 Well, It's a movie, so I won't be seeing it. Not in the theater, not at home, via rental or purchased media, on the big-screen TV I don't own, either.

When it comes to boycotting Whoreywood, I walk the walk.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 18, 2020 04:07 PM (mzC78)

40 I was very excited for Fatman and now I'm even more excited.

We watched the Diane Lane (I know) / Kevin Costner movie Let Him Go via streaming. $19.99, so $6.99 for Fatman is a real bargain. I was the only one of 4 people to like the movie, but I was also the only one with a penis, AFAIK.

Posted by: motionview at December 18, 2020 04:07 PM (pYQR/)

41 Mel Gibson;s "Blood Father," is good, too. Not a feel good film, but Gibson is great, as always.
Posted by: Lizzy at December 18, 2020 04:06 PM (bDqIh)

That was surprisingly good

Posted by: JoeF. at December 18, 2020 04:08 PM (HrMC1)

42 > And the PC casting choice is easy to get over within minutes, because the actress does a good job getting the essence of the role right.

I'm not really all that wedded to a canonically white Mrs. Claus. She is, at best, a minor character. It's not as jarring as, say, having a black Norse god.

The real St. Nicholas was from what is now modern Turkey, right on the shores of the Med, so a hypothetical Mrs. Nick could've been of pretty much any ethnic group known to the Roman Empire, and that covered a lot of turf.

Posted by: 22 Year Old at December 18, 2020 04:08 PM (6dXV7)

43 Casting about for novel Christmas movies. I recommend 12 Day of Christmas Eve, if you have not watched it. It has Molly Shannon, who I like. I recommend Hillbilly Elegy, the movie. It does justice to the book. I recommend Winter's Bone, the movie. The book is good too.

Posted by: tubal at December 18, 2020 04:08 PM (bCLt0)

44 I'm thinking I'm going to prioritize season 5 of The Expanse. Initial ratings from users on the IMDB also look pretty decent...

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at December 18, 2020 04:08 PM (ZSK0i)

45 "landlady"

Posted by: uncouth jay marks at December 18, 2020 04:08 PM (9SGBP)

46 "Out Of The Furnace."

Christian Bale, Casey Affleck and Woody Harrelson. Pretty good grim, violent drama.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 18, 2020 04:09 PM (xT2tT)

47 Seen It.

Recommend highly.

Posted by: Woke Hirelings and the Social Conscious Crowd at December 18, 2020 04:09 PM (0QYMt)

48 Can't help here. I read books no one else reads and listen to music no one else listens to. Don't watch movies and not interested in TV. It's not an unhappy life, just a very odd one.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 18, 2020 04:07 PM (mht8P)

You read Vacuum repair manuals and listen to Yoko Ono ?

Posted by: Mr. Meeseeks, Look at me at December 18, 2020 04:09 PM (2DOZq)

49 I started watching MidSomer Murders on Roku.
I am amused, and also amazed that the show is still on, having started in 1997.


I am only on the fifth or sixth episode at present.

Posted by: Occupier of the President-Elect Office Without Standing Deplorable Ian Galt at December 18, 2020 04:09 PM (ufFY8)

50 Well, It's a movie, so I won't be seeing it. Not in the theater, not at home, via rental or purchased media, on the big-screen TV I don't own, either.

When it comes to boycotting Whoreywood, I walk the walk.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 18, 2020 04:07 PM (mzC7


Same here AOP, hasn't been hard at all.

Posted by: WeBoned! at December 18, 2020 04:09 PM (8k7U7)

51
Yay Ace movie review! It's a Festivus miracle.
Posted by: LizLem at December 18, 2020 04:07 PM (Rbfr/)







If Teh Ewok had hated the film, the review would have been a LOT longer.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 18, 2020 04:09 PM (EGyGV)

52 I want to see Nobody. Saul Goodman as a total badass? SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY!!!

Posted by: Insomniac at December 18, 2020 04:10 PM (nakwk)

53 Oh yeah, check out " The Aviator" on Amazon Prime. Surprisingly good, and no rental charge.

Posted by: tubal at December 18, 2020 04:10 PM (bCLt0)

54 Reading some goldwater and schlafly books. I need to get some audiobooks so I can do woodworking and books at the same time

Posted by: nckate at December 18, 2020 04:10 PM (c2XaW)

55 > You read Vacuum repair manuals and listen to Yoko Ono ?

Anyone else here old enough to remember Mrs. Miller?

Posted by: 22 Year Old at December 18, 2020 04:10 PM (6dXV7)

56 Anyone looking for a good music recommendation---Tom Petty's Wildflowers and All the Rest, a box set devoted to his 1994 album with out-takes, demos and live cuts.

It's excellent.

Posted by: JoeF. at December 18, 2020 04:10 PM (HrMC1)

57 Same here AOP, hasn't been hard at all.
Posted by: WeBoned! at December 18, 2020 04:09 PM (8k7U7)

Fist bump!

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 18, 2020 04:10 PM (mzC78)

58 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqbGXl5lxEg

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at December 18, 2020 04:11 PM (oAY8z)

59 I will have to get that.

I finally got around to watching Bone Tomahawk and it is one of the best Westerns I've ever seen. It's also utterly bat shit insane and does the same thing of taking it's premise absolutely seriously.

Fair warning, this has some incredibly disturbing violence in it. Note I'm saying disturbing for a reason. It's graphic as all get out but it's complete body horror terrifying omg visceral flee.

On about as different a note as possible, I love Zumbo's Just Desserts. Australian cooking competition with "amateur" dessert chefs who are just insanely skilled.

Posted by: alexthechick - Boobs and hysteria at December 18, 2020 04:11 PM (GbPPJ)

60 >>> I may be crazy but I enjoyed the rebooted How the Grinch Stole Christmas more than the original.
Posted by: Mr. Meeseeks, Look at me at December 18, 2020 04:07 PM (2DOZq)

That one is so cute. But it's hard to beat the songs from the original show, but the way they padded out the story was amusing not cringey. That animation studio does a decent job of not completely screwing over the source material or the audience interested in it.

*side eye to movie studio trying to make LoTR into GoT*

Posted by: LizLem at December 18, 2020 04:11 PM (Rbfr/)

61 53 Oh yeah, check out " The Aviator" on Amazon Prime. Surprisingly good, and no rental charge.
Posted by: tubal at December 18, 2020 04:10 PM (bCLt0)

========

The Martin Scorsese movie?

Yeah, it's great.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, marching in the Felliniesque circus at December 18, 2020 04:11 PM (NWM+b)

62 Mild thumbs up for 'New Tricks' on Amazon Prime. Retired London cops brought back to work on cold cases. I like old men doing things, boobs (not on the old men), and being able to figure out who did it before the detectives.

Posted by: motionview at December 18, 2020 04:12 PM (pYQR/)

63 Anyone else here old enough to remember Mrs. Miller?

Posted by: 22 Year Old at December 18, 2020 04:10 PM (6dXV7)

I'll see your Mrs. Miller, and raise you a Florence Foster-Jenkins.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 18, 2020 04:12 PM (mzC78)

64 yay, the military will save us...

@RepKinzinger

What is a successful election? One without violence and fraud. Many developing democracies struggle with having successful elections. But of course in this conspiracy driven era it must mean something sinister... thats what "we have here." #RestoreOurGOP


What an absolute piece of shit.

Posted by: deplorable unperson - refuse to accept the Mask of the Beast at December 18, 2020 04:12 PM (7UBtI)

65 Oh yeah, check out " The Aviator" on Amazon Prime. Surprisingly good, and no rental charge.
Posted by: tubal at December 18, 2020 04:10 PM (bCLt0)


Decrappio as Howard Hughes... yeah, he couldn't pull it off.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 18, 2020 04:12 PM (hku12)

66 Eric Swalwell as the Fart Man.

Posted by: Trump Won Bigly at December 18, 2020 04:12 PM (RR9bO)

67 37 Krampus is in the same genre too... an adultish horror story around the Christmas holiday.

If you haven't seen Krampus, I'd highly recommend it.
Posted by: BurtTC at December 18, 2020 04:07 PM (hku12)

Seconded. And it takes the trope "Everyone works out their issues at Christmas and is one happy family" and eats it.

Spoiler.

By the titular Krampus. Forget coal, Krampus has a much harsher penalty for being "naughty."

Posted by: Bete at December 18, 2020 04:13 PM (Ojki1)

68 Consarned sock!

I saw it when I was at my brother's for Thanksgiving. Most movies I wander about while it is on. Not Fatman, it held my attention.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Buy a Monotonous Languor, get an Enormous Ennui half off at The Outrage Outlet! at December 18, 2020 04:13 PM (0QYMt)

69 >>>I finally got around to watching Bone Tomahawk and it is one of the best Westerns I've ever seen. It's also utterly bat shit insane and does the same thing of taking it's premise absolutely seriously.

Fair warning, this has some incredibly disturbing violence in it. Note I'm saying disturbing for a reason. It's graphic as all get out but it's complete body horror terrifying omg visceral flee.

...

i keep wanting to see that, but people warn that the violence is SO disturbing.

I dunno, it's still worth it even with that level of grisly violence?

As I've gotten closer to being 29, I find that realistic depictions of violence and torture bother me a lot more than when I was 27 1/2.

Posted by: ace at December 18, 2020 04:13 PM (nuqdl)

70 Is he a felon who forced to take care of a mentally abused child and reinforce the kid's mother's belief that he's a garbage truck after she dies and he does it because it's the right thing to do and also because there is $2700 in monthly welfare benefits tied to the child?

Posted by: Undercover Brother at December 18, 2020 04:13 PM (RrgoP)

71 I recommend the book " City of Thieves" by David Benioff. Takes place in Leningrad in WWII.

Posted by: tubal at December 18, 2020 04:13 PM (bCLt0)

72 Blood Rain (really good murder Drama)
Detective K (Comedy murder Drama)

Korean movies that are very Christian, which surprised the hell out me and my wife. I think that's why we enjoy THE GUEST and Noodle Counter tv shows, they don't shit on Christians.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at December 18, 2020 04:14 PM (dKiJG)

73 Laurel and Hardy movies and shorts on TCM. On my DVR.

Posted by: ruralbob at December 18, 2020 04:14 PM (PqKIk)

74 I will have to get that.

I finally got around to watching Bone Tomahawk ...

Fair warning, this has some incredibly disturbing violence in it. Note I'm saying disturbing for a reason. It's graphic as all get out but it's complete body horror terrifying omg visceral flee.

Posted by: alexthechick - Boobs and hysteria at December 18, 2020 04:11 PM (GbPPJ)


I saw it almost a year ago and still occasionally have a flash and then full body shiver of that one scene.

Posted by: motionview at December 18, 2020 04:14 PM (pYQR/)

75 Don't bother watching Amazon movie "I'm your woman" - think that's the title, the new one w/Rachel Brosnihan.
Meh

Posted by: Lizzy at December 18, 2020 04:14 PM (bDqIh)

76 69 i keep wanting to see that, but people warn that the violence is SO disturbing.

I dunno, it's still worth it even with that level of grisly violence?

As I've gotten closer to being 29, I find that realistic depictions of violence and torture bother me a lot more than when I was 27 1/2.
Posted by: ace at December 18, 2020 04:13 PM (nuqdl)

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Does the idea of ripping out a primitively implanted bone from a dead man's throat and then blowing through it to make a noise disturb you?

What about cutting someone in half?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, marching in the Felliniesque circus at December 18, 2020 04:14 PM (NWM+b)

77 If Teh Ewok had hated the film, the review would have been a LOT longer.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 18, 2020 04:09 PM (EGyGV)


It's longer than Jill Biden's dissertation as it is.


Posted by: Braenyard at December 18, 2020 04:14 PM (CZm2G)

78 Silent Night, Deadly Night


He knows who's been naughty..

Posted by: G'rump928(C) at December 18, 2020 04:14 PM (yQpMk)

79 56 Anyone looking for a good music recommendation---Tom Petty's Wildflowers and All the Rest, a box set devoted to his 1994 album with out-takes, demos and live cuts.

Jimmy Buffett did a live cover of Wildflowers that is first rate.

Posted by: common sense at December 18, 2020 04:14 PM (UCCfH)

80 I've been watching short films on:

https://www.firstshowing.net/category/shortfilms/

There's about a ten year backlog of them you can watch and a lot of them are tremendous.

As far as full-length movie or TV fare, The Expanse Series just dropped its Season 5, and it is great, as always.

Watched all three seasons of True Detective and was impressed. Though I noticed that, while Hollywood was willing to consider the topic of child abduction/abuse/pedophilia in Seasons 1 and 3 of TD, they were content to just imply that there were shady church-related organizations that were the true evil actors when it comes to children. Instead of Hollywood looking in the mirror at themselves, of course.

Haven't seen a "new" movie this year, I don't think, with the exception of Fatman. So I've got my four guilty faves in constant rotation:

Battle: LA

Battleship

Edge of Tomorrow

Lone Survivor


Was going to watch Tenet, but YouTube wants me to buy it for 19.99. Fuck that.



Posted by: Raylan Givens at December 18, 2020 04:14 PM (1YlHz)

81 "The actual movie has long takes and a lot of room between lines, like a serious drama"
This brought to mind the movie "Big Night". Great movie that is not afraid to be quiet and show an artisan (in this case, an Italian chef) working his craft. Even better, Stanley Tucci is one of the main actors - I'd watch anything he's in.

Posted by: 496 at December 18, 2020 04:14 PM (U1eOr)

82 Read the "Harry Dresden" novels by Jim Butcher. Read all of them. Then read the stand alone stories. Then read them all again.

Posted by: Agent Cooper at December 18, 2020 04:14 PM (Dc5Qe)

83 66 Eric Swalwell as the Fart Man.

Or, Rice Dick Man.

Posted by: Trump Won Bigly at December 18, 2020 04:14 PM (RR9bO)

84 Fatman is what they used to call a "violent drama," back before
movies containing violence turned into their own genre called "action
films."



Gibson's movie Payback would fall into that too.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 18, 2020 04:15 PM (EUE+z)

85 I'll give a shout out the What We Do in the Shadows the TV show. So far I think the first season is actually funnier than the 2nd but I haven't finished it yet. The first season has IMO an all time classic comedy episode nestled within it.

Posted by: ... at December 18, 2020 04:15 PM (My6Vh)

86 Posted by: alexthechick - Boobs and hysteria at December 18, 2020 04:11 PM (GbPPJ)

If you liked Bone Tomahawk I think you would like Missing with Tommy Lee Jones and Cate Blanchett. Not as gory but somewhat similar story ( kidnapped girl) .

Posted by: Mr. Meeseeks, Look at me at December 18, 2020 04:15 PM (2DOZq)

87 We're watching the Nero Wolfe mysteries series from 2001-2002. Very nice atmosphere, love the jazzy music. It's set in the 50s, based on Nero Wolfe novels, which I haven't read, but people who have say that the show is very faithful to detail. I'm an Agatha Christie fan myself, and prefer the more genteel old English atmosphere of her novels, but this is refreshing and fun.
And I've just started watching a series called 'Fall of Civilizations' which is on YouTube if you do a search for the title. It started as a podcast, then was turned into a video series. The author covers 10 different civilizations and how they collapsed, trying to show how it must have felt to people living through the era. So far I've just seen the first one, 'Roman Britain', but it's very good. And far too many parallels with our present situation.

Posted by: Dr. Mabuse at December 18, 2020 04:15 PM (ZzfrF)

88 For some reason this movie confused the crap out of me - no I haven't watched it. I could swear it came out last year, and was some sort of HBO or Netflix deal. Then, a second version was coming.

Yet none of these things. Guessing a lack of sleep and half hallucinatory naps or something. Some morons straightened me out a couple of weeks ago when I was complaining the cost was high.

But now I'm POSITIVE the $7 was for rental, as I checked several places. Now it's to own? That's ok, but I have no allusions that they won't edit it at some point in the future as it becomes less and less PC.

The idea I got from the trailer was a black comedy, but if the "comedy" is all shown in the trailer, then no, it's not particularly funny. Still, I'll definitely get it.

My problem is if I rent a movie - and have a whole 48 hours to watch - that means everybody and their dog muffin will be calling me to talk about burnt chicken wings or sentient spatulas. Can't tell you how many rentals I've gotten and have never seen.

This will also mean nobody will call and I'll watch it in one sitting, which also works. I'll give it a whirl.

Posted by: clutch cargo now with 21% more FUCKITOL at December 18, 2020 04:15 PM (L8ADy)

89 RepKinzinger

What is a successful election? One without violence and fraud. Many developing democracies struggle with having successful elections. But of course in this conspiracy driven era it must mean something sinister... thats what "we have here." #RestoreOurGOP

What an absolute piece of shit.
Posted by: deplorable unperson - refuse to accept the Mask of the Beast at December 18, 2020 04:12 PM (7UBtI)

We are living in the midst of an era that doesn't have a name yet, but it makes earlier eras like "The Red Scare" or "The Blacklist" look tame.

Posted by: JoeF. at December 18, 2020 04:15 PM (HrMC1)

90 Any boobs?

Asking for a friend.
Posted by: blaster at December 18, 2020 04:05 PM


Given the title? Probably moobs.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at December 18, 2020 04:15 PM (ejd/p)

91 Movie Review?

What in the world?

Last time I saw an Ace movie review, WD was doing the gardening thread.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing at December 18, 2020 04:16 PM (WEBkv)

92 >>>62 Mild thumbs up for 'New Tricks' on Amazon Prime. Retired London cops brought back to work on cold cases. I like old men doing things, boobs (not on the old men), and being able to figure out who did it before the detectives.


huh, i was wondering about that show.

I watched "The Pack" on Amazon, the reality-tv game show, like THe Amazing Race, but with dogs.

Parts of it are fun, and there's some really great scenery and photography, and the dogs are cute, but it's... you know, it gets to be a slog.

I give it a mixed recommendation. Maybe a "watch a couple of episodes, then fast forward through the rest of it."

the travelogue parts of it are good but it's mostly about dumb challenges involving dogs sniffing out clues.

Posted by: ace at December 18, 2020 04:16 PM (nuqdl)

93 > I finally got around to watching Bone Tomahawk

I saw Bone Tomahawk open for the Sex Pistols at CBGB in '78. The other band was Bang Harpoon.

Posted by: 22 Year Old at December 18, 2020 04:16 PM (6dXV7)

94 I was working my way through the DUST sci fi movies on Youtube.

It's a pretty fun rabbit hole and their are a few gems but I try to stick with the shorts with the highest number of views.

Because some of them really really suck.

Posted by: deplorable unperson - refuse to accept the Mask of the Beast at December 18, 2020 04:16 PM (7UBtI)

95 >> and he does it because it's the right thing to do and also because there is $2700 in monthly welfare benefits tied to the child?


And because there is a kinship formed over both of them being shunned by the townfolk for being 'different.'

Posted by: Lizzy at December 18, 2020 04:16 PM (bDqIh)

96 It's Netflix-paloosa over here, both old and new - Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul, Goliath, Yellowstone, Longmire, Peaky Blinders, now Outlander. All great, Goliath with Bill Bob Thornton oustanding. Bosch was disappointig - formulaic scripts and stereotypical tough LA cops - Michael Connelly's books on which its based are great. Reads - Kurt Schlicter's "Peoples' Republic" / Kelly Turnbull series are a hoot, and eerily prophetic over the last 5 years to now.

Posted by: Direwolf at December 18, 2020 04:16 PM (BmTFY)

97


Saw Fatman, got it from the web, I liked it.

Mel was great, Goggins is a great actor too.

Posted by: Rev. Dr. E Buzz Miller, Lesbian at December 18, 2020 04:16 PM (lg/F7)

98 >>>85 I'll give a shout out the What We Do in the Shadows the TV show. So far I think the first season is actually funnier than the 2nd but I haven't finished it yet. The first season has IMO an all time classic comedy episode nestled within it.


I love that show. The 2nd season is funnier than the first!

Posted by: ace at December 18, 2020 04:16 PM (nuqdl)

99 New Tricks is entertaining.
Also been on for a while.

Twelve seasons.



Posted by: Occupier of the President-Elect Office Without Standing Deplorable Ian Galt at December 18, 2020 04:16 PM (ufFY8)

100 Know why you don't hear from Yoko anymore? OSHA.

Posted by: klaftern at December 18, 2020 04:17 PM (RuIsu)

101 I like Goggins so I'll probably check it out over the holidays. Or maybe wait 'til January and see if they put it on Prime.

Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg at December 18, 2020 04:17 PM (qc+VF)

102 Finally watched Death of Stalin... it's a fun watch.

But Buschemi as Khrushchev? Eh. He's fine, because he's Buschemi, but I didn't buy him as the historical figure. At all.

Best character in the film, by far, is Jason Isaacs (aka Lucius Malfoy from the Harry Potter series) as Field Marshal Zhukov. Such a bombastic, scenery chewing part, and he pulls it off brilliantly.

Some historical inaccuracies in the thing, but forgiven because this is storytelling, not history telling.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 18, 2020 04:17 PM (hku12)

103 I'll check it out. I love well-executed revenge stories. Vengeance is a great cinematic topic.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 18, 2020 04:17 PM (hYcqw)

104 I've almost completely stopped watching gory violence and especially horror. I used to not mind horror, now I just hate it. I don't mind "action" violence - I still think it's cool - Peaky Blinders has a few really good setpieces on that count. But I'm not drawn to it like I once was.

Posted by: ... at December 18, 2020 04:17 PM (My6Vh)

105 RepKinzinger

What is a successful election? One without violence and fraud. Many developing democracies struggle with having successful elections. But of course in this conspiracy driven era it must mean something sinister... thats what "we have here." #RestoreOurGOP

What an absolute piece of shit.
Posted by: deplorable unperson - refuse to accept the Mask of the Beast at December 18, 2020 04:12 PM (7UBtI)

Kinzinger is posterboy for the next generation of failure theater. He is the worst possible Rep, not only will he not fight the enemy he will openly fight friends.

Posted by: Inogame - Trump Won at December 18, 2020 04:17 PM (zTThE)

106 > By the titular Krampus.

Krampus is titular now?

Jesus, everybody is "transitioning" these days.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 18, 2020 04:17 PM (6dXV7)

107 yeah, "New Tricks" is amusing. My wife and I enjoy it.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing at December 18, 2020 04:17 PM (WEBkv)

108 As I've gotten closer to being 29, I find that realistic depictions of violence and torture bother me a lot more than when I was 27 1/2.

-

I'm the same way. There's no way I could watch some of the Korean movies that I thought were so great when I was fresh out of college.

Posted by: Undercover Brother at December 18, 2020 04:18 PM (RrgoP)

109 >>I was working my way through the DUST sci fi movies on Youtube.


Oh, is that based on the Hugh Howie trilogy?
I enjoyed the first 2 books but somewhere during the 3rd one I lost interest, put it down and forgot about it until now.

Posted by: Lizzy at December 18, 2020 04:18 PM (bDqIh)

110 I always liked the original 'Get Carter' with Michael Caine. A brutal, nasty, little film. One of those films were everybody got what they deserved.

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 18, 2020 04:18 PM (bgFXn)

111 Love Scorcese, but ever since Goodfellas, his movies have all gone on longer than necessary. Most could lose a half-hour--or more--and still tell the story.

Posted by: JoeF. at December 18, 2020 04:18 PM (HrMC1)

112 Oops, off Justified Sock.


Oh, and the controversial movie "The Hunt", I did see that. "Hunting Deplorables for Sport". Yes, it is that, but so much more.

Absolute GOLD. I loved it entirely too much.

In fact, going to go download it again right now.

Posted by: Sharkman at December 18, 2020 04:18 PM (1YlHz)

113 For an old lesser seen recommendation, I would like to toss out Swingers from 1998. Vince Vaughn at his absolute best, and just a good story and funny as hell movie with excellent re-watch value.

Posted by: ... at December 18, 2020 04:18 PM (My6Vh)

114 I misspoke. It is " The Aeronauts" not " The Aviator" an Amazon Prime original. Apologies. I plead a fugue state.

Posted by: tubal at December 18, 2020 04:18 PM (bCLt0)

115 I thought Brawl in Cell Block 99 was more gory and violent than a one Tomahawk. I loved it.

Posted by: Mr. Meeseeks, Look at me at December 18, 2020 04:18 PM (2DOZq)

116 I've been watching a lot of the Mobile Suit Gundam OVAs lately. I'm currently about 3/4 through 0083: Stardust Memory. It might be my favorite out of the bunch. The animation and voice dubs are fantastic IMHO. Anavel Gato, the Nightmare of Solomon makes for a great antagonist too. After that, it will be Char's Counterattack.

Posted by: Augustine at December 18, 2020 04:18 PM (Alp4m)

117 Given the title? Probably moobs.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at December 18, 2020 04:15 PM (ejd/p)
-----------------------------------------------If you're looking for Moobs, go straight to the source: Michael "Moobs" Moore. He's got moobs for miles. plenty to go around.

Posted by: 496 at December 18, 2020 04:19 PM (U1eOr)

118 102 Finally watched Death of Stalin... it's a fun watch.

But Buschemi as Khrushchev? Eh. He's fine, because he's Buschemi, but I didn't buy him as the historical figure. At all.

Best character in the film, by far, is Jason Isaacs (aka Lucius Malfoy from the Harry Potter series) as Field Marshal Zhukov. Such a bombastic, scenery chewing part, and he pulls it off brilliantly.

Some historical inaccuracies in the thing, but forgiven because this is storytelling, not history telling.
Posted by: BurtTC at December 18, 2020 04:17 PM (hku12)

GREAT GREAT movie, they really got the fear that every person had of Stalin.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at December 18, 2020 04:19 PM (dKiJG)

119 Fox complaining that Biden Transition Team is not calling on them.

How'd it feel to have their dick in your mouth, only to be forgotten the next day, Fox?

Posted by: Marcus T at December 18, 2020 04:19 PM (VpIIl)

120 Don't bother watching Amazon movie "I'm your woman" - think that's the title, the new one w/Rachel Brosnihan.
Meh
Posted by: Lizzy at December 18, 2020 04:14 PM (bDqIh)

Stay away from all chick flicks.

At least, that's my motto.

I think Amazon has some movie about puritan lesbians or something like that starring Kate Winslet.

Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at December 18, 2020 04:19 PM (9hauA)

121 I recommend the book " City of Thieves" by David Benioff. Takes place in Leningrad in WWII.


Posted by: tubal at December 18, 2020 04:13 PM (bCLt0)


Superb.


And way better than anything else he has written.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 18, 2020 04:19 PM (xT2tT)

122 RepKinzinger



What is a successful election? One without violence and fraud. Many
developing democracies struggle with having successful elections. But of
course in this conspiracy driven era it must mean something sinister...
thats what "we have here." #RestoreOurGOP



What an absolute piece of shit.

Posted by: deplorable unperson - refuse to accept the Mask of the Beast at December 18, 2020 04:12 PM (7UBtI)




Kinzinger is an absolute POS. The worst type of RINO hating the base type scumbag.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 18, 2020 04:19 PM (EUE+z)

123 > Oh, is that based on the Hugh Howie trilogy?

I quit reading Howey after he posted a big ol' rant about how anyone who voted for Trump was a racisty-racist Nazi scumbag homophobe yadda-yadda-yadda, and that he didn't want any of Those People buying his books.

So... I stopped.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 18, 2020 04:19 PM (6dXV7)

124 I'm currently reading "Give Me A Fast Ship" about the Continental Navy during the Revolutionary War.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at December 18, 2020 04:19 PM (jOcSX)

125 >>>What have you been watching or reading that you'd recommend to others?

Jeff Cooper's Art of the Rifle

Twitch DayZ streamers TopeRec and The Runningmanz.

Posted by: flounder at December 18, 2020 04:20 PM (KnJdm)

126 109 >>I was working my way through the DUST sci fi movies on Youtube.


Oh, is that based on the Hugh Howie trilogy?
I enjoyed the first 2 books but somewhere during the 3rd one I lost interest, put it down and forgot about it until now.
Posted by: Lizzy at December 18, 2020 04:18 PM (bDqIh)

Really liked " Wool". Then a steady decline for me.

Posted by: tubal at December 18, 2020 04:20 PM (bCLt0)

127 I finally watched Gaslight last night--it was on sale for $4.99 to buy--and enjoyed it. Very much like an old-school horror movie, where the main character is acted on rather than acting out.

I expect there are a lot of movies like this, a psychological thriller without action, that I've never heard of; it seems to be a dead genre.

Although it is not at all surprising that Gaslight seems to be trending on the streaming sites right now.

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at December 18, 2020 04:20 PM (2lndx)

128 I plead a fugue state.
Posted by: tubal at December 18, 2020 04:18 PM (bCLt0)

Eating too much fudge can bring on a sugar coma.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 18, 2020 04:20 PM (mzC78)

129 100 Know why you don't hear from Yoko anymore? OSHA.
Posted by: klaftern at December 18, 2020 04:17 PM (RuIsu)

You are begging Mis Hum to find out she did a holiday album and post it, aren't you?

Posted by: Bete at December 18, 2020 04:21 PM (Ojki1)

130 Bosch was disappointig - formulaic scripts and stereotypical tough LA cops - Michael Connelly's books on which its based are great. Reads - Kurt Schlicter's "Peoples' Republic" / Kelly Turnbull series are a hoot, and eerily prophetic over the last 5 years to now.
Posted by: Direwolf at December 18, 2020 04:16 PM (BmTFY)

Yeah I really liked the books, but couldn't get into the series.

Posted by: Jordan61 at December 18, 2020 04:21 PM (Ez6QX)

131 121 I recommend the book " City of Thieves" by David Benioff. Takes place in Leningrad in WWII.


Posted by: tubal at December 18, 2020 04:13 PM (bCLt0)


Superb.


And way better than anything else he has written.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 18, 2020 04:19 PM (xT2tT)


I found it very moving, and I'm not easily moved.

Posted by: tubal at December 18, 2020 04:21 PM (bCLt0)

132 Finally watched Death of Stalin... it's a fun watch.

But Buschemi as Khrushchev? Eh. He's fine, because he's Buschemi, but I didn't buy him as the historical figure. At all.

Best character in the film, by far, is Jason Isaacs (aka Lucius Malfoy from the Harry Potter series) as Field Marshal Zhukov. Such a bombastic, scenery chewing part, and he pulls it off brilliantly.

Some historical inaccuracies in the thing, but forgiven because this is storytelling, not history telling.
Posted by: BurtTC at December 18, 2020 04:17 PM (hku12)

Great movie, but I wonder how it would play with people who have know idea who Malenkov, Beria, Molotov and Kaganovich are--and I only know them because I read Stephen Kotkin's Stalin.....

Posted by: JoeF. at December 18, 2020 04:21 PM (HrMC1)

133 Jason Isaacs (aka Lucius Malfoy from the Harry Potter series) as Field Marshal Zhukov. Such a bombastic, scenery chewing part, and he pulls it off brilliantly.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 18, 2020 04:17 PM (hku12)

Strong second to the movie and complete agreement on Isaacs. Just fantastic performance.

Easy to see why Stalin would fear Zhukov, a force of nature in a sea of banal evil men.

Posted by: motionview at December 18, 2020 04:21 PM (pYQR/)

134 The Ready Player One sequel came out on Thanksgiving. It's called Ready Player Two.

I read the download sample. It's... horrible. Read the reviews! Apparently he gets even more obnoxiously woke than he did in the first one. He gets super-into trannies and having sex with them to virtue signal about how down with the cause he is.

Posted by: ace at December 18, 2020 04:21 PM (nuqdl)

135 Book-wise, I am still waiting for Patrick Rothfuss to complete his KingKiller trilogy.
The fat bastard is taking lessons from George RRRR Martin.
Going on a decade now, I think?

However, his "The Name of the Wind" and "A Wise Man's Fears" are great.

Posted by: Occupier of the President-Elect Office Without Standing Deplorable Ian Galt at December 18, 2020 04:21 PM (ufFY8)

136 I haven't watched a movie in a long time. I tried the series, Signs, but it was completely dark and there was nothing close to a positive character. So I got nothing in the way of recommendations.

Posted by: CN at December 18, 2020 04:21 PM (ONvIw)

137
Fatman is what they used to call a "violent drama," back before
movies containing violence turned into their own genre called "action
films."



Gibson's movie Payback would fall into that too.
Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 18, 2020 04:15 PM (EUE+z)





Even better than Payback is the original movie version of Don Westlake's book The Hunter. Point Blank with Lee Marvin. Marvin gives a career-best performance by largely being silent and menacing.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 18, 2020 04:21 PM (EGyGV)

138 Oh, is that based on the Hugh Howie trilogy?

I enjoyed the first 2 books but somewhere during the 3rd one I lost interest, put it down and forgot about it until now.


Lizzy, no this is I guess a (channel?) on Youtube that has short independent science fiction movies.

Usually they run around 10-20 minutes max. Lots of fun when you want to take a break from reading and just watch someone else's creative ideas come to life.

Posted by: deplorable unperson - refuse to accept the Mask of the Beast at December 18, 2020 04:22 PM (7UBtI)

139 116 I've been watching a lot of the Mobile Suit Gundam OVAs lately. I'm currently about 3/4 through 0083: Stardust Memory. It might be my favorite out of the bunch. The animation and voice dubs are fantastic IMHO. Anavel Gato, the Nightmare of Solomon makes for a great antagonist too. After that, it will be Char's Counterattack.
Posted by: Augustine at December 18, 2020 04:18 PM (Alp4m

Star b lazers 2199 they did a good job on the reboot. Didn't really change much of the Story at all, just updated it to HD

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at December 18, 2020 04:22 PM (dKiJG)

140 Eating too much fudge can bring on a sugar coma.
I don't know... I can really pack that fudge away...

Posted by: Bath House Barry at December 18, 2020 04:22 PM (U1eOr)

141 >>> When it comes to boycotting Whoreywood, I walk the walk.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 18, 2020 04:07 PM (mzC7


Same here AOP, hasn't been hard at all.
Posted by: WeBoned! at December 18, 2020 04:09 PM (8k7U7)

======

Rule 43: you can find anything on the internet if you're willing to search long enough.

I may watch. But I'm not giving my money to Hollywood to do so.

Posted by: Swingin' for the downs at December 18, 2020 04:22 PM (0UOOC)

142 Reading? I am bingeing on Solzhenitsyn!

Posted by: CN



I'm plodding through the third volume of The Gulag Archipelago, which, other than A Day in the Life of John, Dennis's Son (Ivan Denisovich), is the only work by Solzhenitsyn I've ever read.

What work of AS would you suggest I read next?

Posted by: Sharkman at December 18, 2020 04:22 PM (1YlHz)

143 >>Battle: LA
Battleship
Edge of Tomorrow
Lone Survivor
- - -

All good -- have you read Lone Survivor? Highly recommend if by chance you haven't.

Posted by: Lizzy at December 18, 2020 04:22 PM (bDqIh)

144 Battle: LA and Edge of Tomorrow are both great.


i keep wanting to see that, but people warn that the violence is SO disturbing.

I dunno, it's still worth it even with that level of grisly violence?

As I've gotten closer to being 29, I find that realistic depictions of violence and torture bother me a lot more than when I was 27 1/2.
Posted by: ace at December 18, 2020 04:13 PM (nuqdl)


That's the thing about the violence, it's realistic which makes it more disturbing.

There's "The Scene" that is why everyone comments about the violence. It's pure horror but it's not gratuitous.

I found the part about dealing with what would now be, yes, a serious injury but not that terrible to be more horrifying. Because at that time? Yeah, it was that dangerous.

So, yes, worth it but go in knowing there's some hard core pretty much pure body horror parts.

Posted by: alexthechick - Boobs and hysteria at December 18, 2020 04:23 PM (GbPPJ)

145 Two oldies ( relatively speaking). The Life of Pi, and The Perfect storm. The books, not the movies.

Posted by: tubal at December 18, 2020 04:23 PM (bCLt0)

146 I stumbled across an odd thriller type movie a while back: Margin Call. No explosions, no guns, nobody in mortal danger, does have some language, but I think the acting and dialog are superb Basically watching the start of the financial bubble bursting in 2008 and the actors and story just pull you in and keep ratcheting up the tension. I very much enjoy it.

Posted by: moon_over_vermont at December 18, 2020 04:23 PM (olsDL)

147 so, i'm far behind the times. just finished star wars rebels. that's after running through clone wars. i wanted to make sure i was current before getting into Mandalorian. i had started it, but got sidetracked by life.

but if you're into animation or star wars, i'd recommend both. the first season of each is more kids cartoonish, then they really kick up and get into serious gripping stories. plus it looks like there's some thought rom Filoni et al and they tie into the movies nicely.

Posted by: SturmToddler at December 18, 2020 04:23 PM (8D42x)

148 Posted by: Dr. Mabuse at December 18, 2020 04:15 PM (ZzfrF)

Since you like Christie, have you seen the David Suchet Poirot? It's on BritBox and maybe Acorn. It's as if this version of Poirot materialized directly out of Agatha Christie's mind. Very well done. My mom is addicted to the show.

Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at December 18, 2020 04:24 PM (9hauA)

149 Haven't seen a "new" movie this year, I don't think, with the exception of Fatman. So I've got my four guilty faves in constant rotation:

Battle: LA

Battleship

Edge of Tomorrow

Lone Survivor

Was going to watch Tenet, but YouTube wants me to buy it for 19.99. Fuck that.

Posted by: Raylan Givens at December 18, 2020 04:14 PM (1YlHz)


Battle Los Angeles? Really?
I assumed that was a si-fi channel thing originally. I see it's free on my prime - in UHD 4k to boot. I started watching it a week or so back, but wandered off looking for more ice or something.

I'll give it a spin again. I see it's 5.7 on imdb, which isn't bad, really. Considering how these idiots rate any marvel universe 8.9 and higher than the greatest cinematic masterpieces. I thought it was 3.2 honestly.

I'm usually brain-numbed by the time I work my way through amazoid's movie list, only to discover they've got a really good movie they buried somewhere while trying to push some SJW garbage down my throat.

As long as I'm bitching I especially hate the way they stick in a movie that's NOT free when I'm specifically searching "recently added" or similar. Gotta remember to look for that little banner in the corner. I guess they're hoping you're so depressed at the garbage they're offering you'll not only jump at Conan the Barbarian, but sign onto the Starz 7 day preview, for which you'll never remember (or be able to) cancel.

Posted by: clutch cargo now with 21% more FUCKITOL at December 18, 2020 04:24 PM (L8ADy)

150 i've mentioned this before, but the early-70s mystery film "The Last of Shiela" is on Amazon Prime for like $5 to own. Really good. Nicely twisty plot.

With James Coburn, Richard Benjamin, Dianne Cannon, Raquel Welch, Ian McShane, and James Mason.


written by Anthony Hopkins (yes, that one) and Steven Sondheim (yes, that one).

Posted by: ace at December 18, 2020 04:24 PM (nuqdl)

151 Black '47 on Netflix is a pretty good movie. Period drama during Irish Potato famine 1847. A big pissed off Irishman/Connaught Ranger tired of fighting for the British in India and Afghanistan goes home and finds shit all f'ed up. Wife n kids get snuffed by British lord/landowner so he sets off on a brutal revenge killing spree.
Hugo Weaving a veteran of the British Army and investigator who has his tit in the ringer for killing someone during an interrogation is charged with hunting down pissed off Irishman whom had served under him and saved his life at one time in battle. Weaving has to hunt him down so charges against him can be dropped or face the noose. Revenge, violent, well worth watching.

Posted by: JROD at December 18, 2020 04:24 PM (0jZnq)

152 Gerard Butler in Law Abiding Citizen. Best revenge movie and torture scene ever.

Posted by: Marcus T at December 18, 2020 04:24 PM (VpIIl)

153 Posted by: BurtTC at December 18, 2020 04:17 PM (hku1

It wasn't supposed to be an accurate Russian portrayal of any of the characters but rather those characters transformed to Western culture characters with Western idioms. At least that's what I believe they were going for and why I thought it was brilliant.

Posted by: Mr. Meeseeks, Look at me at December 18, 2020 04:24 PM (2DOZq)

154 >>this is I guess a (channel?) on Youtube that has short independent science fiction movies.


Oh, thanks, will check it out!

Posted by: Lizzy at December 18, 2020 04:24 PM (bDqIh)

155 Rule 43: you can find anything on the internet if you're willing to search long enough.



I may watch. But I'm not giving my money to Hollywood to do so.

Posted by: Swingin' for the downs at December 18, 2020 04:22 PM (0UOOC)

This. I just put together a 9TB NAS, and every movie I have is going on there. Between that, and other free streaming content, there is no reason to send another dime to anti-American assholes.

Posted by: flounder at December 18, 2020 04:25 PM (KnJdm)

156 I's in the skies @15

Is that the same plane that squawks as Love20?

Also, has the edict of Mr B**A** himself, Acting SecDef Chris Miller's, already been addressed here by Ace? No more Defense briefings for Biden's transition team. Ouch!!

Posted by: Prime Sistah at December 18, 2020 04:25 PM (tQL7r)

157 Can't help here. I read books no one else reads and listen to music no one else listens to.

. . .

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh



What book and/or music would you suggest to a person who is interested in everything except art history, and listens to everything except rap, and has a very open mind willing to be amazed?

Posted by: Sharkman at December 18, 2020 04:25 PM (1YlHz)

158 We had a virtual holiday party for work and I made an Old Fashioned and not sure exactly why but this thing has me WAY buzzed.

Posted by: blaster at December 18, 2020 04:25 PM (ZfRYq)

159 119 Fox complaining that Biden Transition Team is not calling on them.

How'd it feel to have their dick in your mouth, only to be forgotten the next day, Fox?
Posted by: Marcus T at December 18, 2020 04:19 PM (VpIIl)

As always happens to traitors. Wait til they reach the dying penniless on the streets of London stage. I could have at least served as an example for them.

Ah well, those that fail to learn from history and all.

Posted by: Benedict Arnold at December 18, 2020 04:25 PM (Ojki1)

160 How does it compare to Ghost Ship?

Posted by: Puddin Head at December 18, 2020 04:25 PM (XJfQq)

161 Some historical inaccuracies in the thing, but forgiven because this is storytelling, not history telling.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 18, 2020 04:17 PM (hku12)

I love that movie. The History Buff on youtube has a good review and breakdown of the inaccuracies.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at December 18, 2020 04:25 PM (CQ3Qb)

162 Will be watching the Trans Siberian Orchestra tonight at 8:00E/7:00C.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 18, 2020 04:26 PM (wf5ik)

163 made for TV but the Sharpe Movies are good. Right now I am reading the books.


The Kingkiller Trilogy, is 100% garbage. Spoiler NOTHING HAPPENS

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at December 18, 2020 04:26 PM (dKiJG)

164 What work of AS would you suggest I read next?
Posted by: Sharkman at December 18, 2020 04:22 PM (1YlHz)

The First Circle. AS spent some time working in a gulag scientific research institute (?); this novel is set in a sharashka.

Posted by: motionview at December 18, 2020 04:26 PM (pYQR/)

165 I haven't watched a movie in a long time. I tried the series, Signs, but it was completely dark and there was nothing close to a positive character. So I got nothing in the way of recommendations.
Posted by: CN at December 18, 2020 04:21 PM (ONvIw)

It's like almost every show nowadays is dark. It's quite annoying. Not everything has to be dark.

Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at December 18, 2020 04:26 PM (9hauA)

166 162
Will be watching the Trans Siberian Orchestra tonight at 8:00E/7:00C.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 18, 2020 04:26 PM (wf5ik)

Waive hello to Mrs. Flounder.

Posted by: flounder at December 18, 2020 04:27 PM (KnJdm)

167 I finally got around to watching Bone Tomahawk and it is one of the best Westerns I've ever seen. It's also utterly bat shit insane and does the same thing of taking it's premise absolutely seriously.

Fair warning, this has some incredibly disturbing violence in it. Note I'm saying disturbing for a reason. It's graphic as all get out but it's complete body horror terrifying omg visceral flee.

...

i keep wanting to see that, but people warn that the violence is SO disturbing.

I dunno, it's still worth it even with that level of grisly violence?

As I've gotten closer to being 29, I find that realistic depictions of violence and torture bother me a lot more than when I was 27 1/2.
Posted by: ace at December 18, 2020 04:13 PM (nuqdl)


I don't think I've ever witnessed a movie violence scene that "disturbed" me.

I guess we're built differently about such things. I could certainly see why this one would though.

Which is to say, I'm not condoning any/all violence depicted in films. Some of them are condemnable, due to the cruelty and/or being violence porn, with no real purpose to the film. But that doesn't disturb me, it just makes me think the filmmakers are hacks.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 18, 2020 04:27 PM (hku12)

168 The Kingkiller Trilogy, is 100% garbage. Spoiler NOTHING HAPPENS

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at December 18, 2020 04:26 PM (dKiJG)

LOL.
We agree to disagree.

Posted by: Occupier of the President-Elect Office Without Standing Deplorable Ian Galt at December 18, 2020 04:27 PM (ufFY8)

169 Since you like Christie, have you seen the David Suchet Poirot? It's on BritBox and maybe Acorn. It's as if this version of Poirot materialized directly out of Agatha Christie's mind. Very well done. My mom is addicted to the show.
Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at December 18, 2020 04:24 PM (9hauA)
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The only one I think they got wrong was "Murder on the Orient Express." Otherwise, spot on.

The definitive "Murder on the Orient Express" still belongs to Albert Finney and company.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing at December 18, 2020 04:27 PM (WEBkv)

170 Krampus is in the same genre too... an adultish horror story around the Christmas holiday.

If you haven't seen Krampus, I'd highly recommend it.

Posted by: BurtTC




Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale is in this same genre.

Stars the Finnish kid who later played the kid out on his "manhood hunt" who rescued Samuel L. Jackson's Obama-Clone puss of a US president in the very underappreciated gem Big Game.

Posted by: Sharkman at December 18, 2020 04:27 PM (1YlHz)

171 Battle Los Angeles? Really?

Battle: Los Angeles is a very focused movie; it does one thing, and it does it well. No overall arc, just a battle where most of the soldiers don't know what's going on outside their area of operation.

The ending is fun, if a little out of place from the rest of the movie.

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at December 18, 2020 04:27 PM (2lndx)

172 Wait, if this is Oscar bait, does that mean it checks off their new, approved identity topics to qualify?


Otherwise known as Oscarbate.

Posted by: McLurkerson at December 18, 2020 04:28 PM (Z7wGT)

173 There is a Battle: LA and a Battle: Los Angeles. One is a cheapo direct to video (HAH - they are ALL that now!) ripoff of the other. The good one is the one with Michelle Rodriguez and Pena and the guy with the really square chin.

Posted by: blaster at December 18, 2020 04:28 PM (ZfRYq)

174 Will be watching the Trans Siberian Orchestra tonight at 8:00E/7:00C.
Posted by: rickb223 at December 18, 2020 04:26 PM (wf5ik)


Is this a live show or older?

Posted by: WeBoned! at December 18, 2020 04:28 PM (8k7U7)

175 Also, has the edict of Mr B**A** himself, Acting SecDef Chris Miller's, already been addressed here by Ace? No more Defense briefings for Biden's transition team. Ouch!!
Posted by: Prime Sistah at December 18, 2020 04:25 PM (tQL7r)

Where is DNI report???

Posted by: MAC SOG'''' at December 18, 2020 04:28 PM (P4Pk9)

176 'Freaks' was a good movie too.

Seven year old girl is kept locked in her house by her father because she's 'not normal.' Sci-fi. Watch the first five minutes.

Lexi Kolker won a young actress award for her role. Great job and she was in 70 percent of the movie.

Posted by: Stateless Infidel at December 18, 2020 04:28 PM (v2c9/)

177 I want to see Nobody. Saul Goodman as a total badass? SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY!!!

Posted by: Insomniac




"I may have . . . over-corrected."

Posted by: Sharkman at December 18, 2020 04:28 PM (1YlHz)

178 tubal City of Thieves-fiction or non

Posted by: Skip at December 18, 2020 04:28 PM (Cxk7w)

179 Waive hello to Mrs. Flounder.
Posted by: flounder



Will do!

Posted by: rickb223 at December 18, 2020 04:28 PM (wf5ik)

180 I read books no one else reads and listen to music no one else listens to.

And talk to people no one else can see...

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at December 18, 2020 04:28 PM (2lndx)

181
Death of Stalin hits the high points correctly, though. Sure, they elide some things for the sake of plot pacing - for instance, the real Beria's lifespan after arrest is unknown, though he was likely brutalized in captivity for several months before being liquidated, whereas in the movie, it all goes down in minutes.

But as far as telling the story of the power of the power struggle, it gets it in right for the most part, and in a funny way, which is tough to do the with subject matter.

I mean, knowing the history, and being of Russian extraction myself, I could always see the humor in it, but then I'm pretty messed-up.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at December 18, 2020 04:29 PM (lJuMe)

182 As I've gotten closer to being 29, I find that realistic depictions of violence and torture bother me a lot more than when I was 27 1/2.
Posted by: ace at December 18, 2020 04:13 PM (nuqdl)


Wow, 2 votes for Battle LA? Where have you been the last month?

What I find depressing at 29 is all the 80's movies with dystopian futures seem so quaint and innocent now. Robocop, Total Recall, Running Man, Demolition Man, Escape from New York etc. have all come true, but the people living in squalor - well it's so clean! There's more shit in 200 square feet of the Chaz than an entire city block in one of those movies.

Posted by: clutch cargo now with 21% more FUCKITOL at December 18, 2020 04:29 PM (L8ADy)

183 The good one is the one with Michelle Rodriguez and Pena and the guy with the really square chin.


Oh yeah, Frankenstein's Monster is in that.

Posted by: G'rump928(C) at December 18, 2020 04:29 PM (yQpMk)

184 Is this a live show or older?
Posted by: WeBoned!


Better be live. We paid good money for it.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 18, 2020 04:29 PM (wf5ik)

185 Best show, and well worth watching if you haven't seen it: The Twilight Zone. I know it's ancient, but man is it good! very few stinkers, mostly great stories, excellent production and Rod Serling and the casting guys really knew how to pick good looking women.

For a modern counterpart, I found "Black Mirror" to be very enjoyable and in a similar vein.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 18, 2020 04:29 PM (hYcqw)

186 I got the Wifey watching Rifftrax on Prime. I was watching their episode for 'House on Haunted Hill' one night and she was listening in and got a few chuckles out of it. A few nights later, I asked her if she wanted to watch something, and she said, "Are there anymore of those movies with the guys that make fun of it while it plays?". So that's been fun.

I recently finished watching all 7 seasons of ST:TNG from start to finish. Started doing the same for STS9, and jeez what a slog it is, and I'm only on Season 2. There isn't a character I really like, except maybe Quark.

The Wifey does watch the Hallmark Christmas movies, she wants me to watch with her, but I only do on the condition that I can give them the Rifftrax treatment.

Posted by: Stu Podaso at December 18, 2020 04:30 PM (wUHYj)

187 Gerard Butler in Law Abiding Citizen. Best revenge movie and torture scene ever.
Posted by: Marcus T at December 18, 2020 04:24 PM (VpIIl)

Plus, when he gets arrested he's nekkid. Hubba hubba.

Posted by: Jordan61 at December 18, 2020 04:30 PM (Ez6QX)

188 If you want a low budget, interesting, and confusing, time travel movie, check out Primer.
On utooob if you search for it.



Posted by: Occupier of the President-Elect Office Without Standing Deplorable Ian Galt at December 18, 2020 04:30 PM (ufFY8)

189 Better be live. We paid good money for it.
Posted by: rickb223 at December 18, 2020 04:29 PM (wf5ik)


Oh, lol

Posted by: WeBoned! at December 18, 2020 04:30 PM (8k7U7)

190 What about cutting someone in half?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, marching in the Felliniesque circus



Well, it really depends upon HOW you cut that someone in half, don't you think?

Posted by: Sharkman at December 18, 2020 04:31 PM (1YlHz)

191 For a modern counterpart, I found "Black Mirror" to be very enjoyable and in a similar vein.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 18, 2020 04:29 PM (hYcqw)

Yes!
The episode with Bryce Dallas Howard and the social scoring is creepily prescient.

Posted by: Occupier of the President-Elect Office Without Standing Deplorable Ian Galt at December 18, 2020 04:31 PM (ufFY8)

192 I'm looking forward to Fatman, thanks.

For sci-fi fans, do check out Poul Anderson's books. Really good stuff, blasters, politics and 60's era sex, complex characters with a sprinkle of hard science over space opera.

Movies, I enjoyed Michael Caine in 'The IPCRESS File' and 'A Funeral in Berlin'. Good spy stuff that plays the spy part straight. Lots of twists, turns and morally compromised characters. And, if it's not too late, stop watching the Marvel movies made after Infiinty War.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Pick your partners for the Dance at December 18, 2020 04:31 PM (ifmtJ)

193 A different sort of recommendation: turn off ALL news on tv. Local and national. Even those that are conservative friendly. Try just getting your news online. It will change your life for the better.

Posted by: shibumi, welcome to the shitshow at December 18, 2020 04:32 PM (ZCiJZ)

194 Posted by: BurtTC at December 18, 2020 04:17 PM (hku1

It wasn't supposed to be an accurate Russian portrayal of any of the characters but rather those characters transformed to Western culture characters with Western idioms. At least that's what I believe they were going for and why I thought it was brilliant.
Posted by: Mr. Meeseeks, Look at me at December 18, 2020 04:24 PM (2DOZq)


That's a good description, and I'm really not faulting Buschemi or the movie. It's just for me, with historical figures, if I have some reference to the real person, I have a hard time suspending my disbelief regarding the portrayal.

So if, for example, someone does Lincoln in a movie, we obviously have no surviving video/audio of the guy, so play him however you like... without being too silly about it.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 18, 2020 04:32 PM (hku12)

195 Thanks. Based on that review, I will watch it.

I just saw a two-part Australian fact-based crime drama, "Catching Milat." It was good, compelling. The Aussies do some good stuff.

Posted by: Ordinary American at December 18, 2020 04:32 PM (H8QX8)

196 Gerard Butler WTF happened to Angel Fallen, what trash. The other 2 FALLEN movies were good. This one Trash

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at December 18, 2020 04:32 PM (dKiJG)

197 Yes!
The episode with Bryce Dallas Howard and the social scoring is creepily prescient.

Posted by: Occupier of the President-Elect Office Without Standing Deplorable Ian Galt at December 18, 2020 04:31 PM (ufFY
+++++++++++
That one was particularly effective. Black Mirror in general is deeply unsettling because it is so easy to see how many of the episodes/premises could be true in the very near future.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 18, 2020 04:32 PM (hYcqw)

198 A really good foreign film that is a slow, intense burn is "The Secret in Their Eyes."

Hollywood did a remake with hammy Julia Roberts, and it was so bad -- especially since they combined two key characters into one for her, which really messed with what was good about the original.

If you're OK with subtitles, check it out. It;s a crime drama, a retired policeman writing about the one unsolved case he wished he solved. . .

Posted by: Lizzy at December 18, 2020 04:32 PM (bDqIh)

199 This has been on YTS since before Turkey. Why pay? Learn to VPN and Torrent things...
Between YTS and EZTV, one can find most anything.

Posted by: Groove at December 18, 2020 04:32 PM (uhlh5)

200 167
I don't think I've ever witnessed a movie violence scene that "disturbed" me.

FWIW, the assault and rape at the beginning of the original Death Wish is incredibly violent and disturbing without being overly graphic.

Posted by: common sense at December 18, 2020 04:32 PM (UCCfH)

201 For a homeschooling class my daughter is reading Merchant of Venice, and then watching 7 Shakespeare movies over the semester. Some are pure 60's campy dreck (Midsummer Night's Dream) but the one I found myself really enjoying was Kenneth Branagh's Much Ado About Nothing. Branagh, Denzel Washington, a very young Kate Beckinsale, Emma Thompson, and Keanu Reeves.

Yes, Keanu Reeves. A black hole of personality in a cavalcade of stars.

Posted by: motionview at December 18, 2020 04:33 PM (pYQR/)

202 Speaking of Michelle Rodriguez, there is The Assignment which looks like a play shot on film. It involves significant MR full frontal which is not a terrible thing.

But its artistic.

Posted by: blaster at December 18, 2020 04:33 PM (ZfRYq)

203 I think Amazon has some movie about puritan lesbians or something like that starring Kate Winslet.
Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at December 18, 2020 04:19 PM (9hauA)

do her boobs make multiple appearances?

Posted by: SturmToddler at December 18, 2020 04:33 PM (8D42x)

204 Sounds like I'd like Fatman. Walton Goggins is one of the oddest actors on the scene, but he is very compelling.

As for what I've seen recently, and would recommend: they Shall Not Grow Old. We got it cheap on Blu-Ray, and it's stunning.

Posted by: Stevie Wonder at December 18, 2020 04:33 PM (x8Wzq)

205 If you like horror, Triangle is fantastic.

Once you realize what the story really is, and then when you realize why, it's absolutely heart breaking.

Melissa George stars and is in I think every scene and she pulls it off.

Another great movie with Melissa George in it is A Lonely Place To Die.

Some hikers in the Scottish Highlands find a kidnapped girl and save her. And discover, very quickly, that no good deed goes unpunished.

Posted by: alexthechick - Boobs and hysteria at December 18, 2020 04:33 PM (GbPPJ)

206 Off oddly funny Stevie Sock.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Confuzzled at December 18, 2020 04:33 PM (x8Wzq)

207
Battle Los Angeles? Really?

Battle: Los Angeles is a very focused movie; it does one thing, and it does it well. No overall arc, just a battle where most of the soldiers don't know what's going on outside their area of operation.

The ending is fun, if a little out of place from the rest of the movie.
Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at December 18, 2020 04:27 PM (2lndx)





It's also quite subversive, a thumb in the eye of all the lefties who shit on the US military over the GWOT.

But best of all, commie Santa Monica gets pounded into rubble. *beats dick like it owes me money*

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 18, 2020 04:34 PM (EGyGV)

208 >>>205 If you like horror, Triangle is fantastic.

Once you realize what the story really is, and then when you realize why, it's absolutely heart breaking.

right I always mean to see that, then I forget to rent it.

People have literally been recommending that in the comments for like 15 years!

Posted by: ace at December 18, 2020 04:34 PM (nuqdl)

209 ace, I don't if you've seen this, but wow.


https://tinyurl.com/yb5d2olc

Posted by: WeBoned! at December 18, 2020 04:34 PM (8k7U7)

210 I keep recommending it but it seems I'm the only one who has seen it. The Rover.

Semi Post Apocalyptic movie that takes place in Australia after world financial collapse.

Posted by: Mr. Meeseeks, Look at me at December 18, 2020 04:35 PM (2DOZq)

211 What book and/or music would you suggest to a person who is interested in everything except art history, and listens to everything except rap, and has a very open mind willing to be amazed?
Posted by: Sharkman at December 18, 2020 04:25 PM


If you haven't read it, try James Burke's Connections. Not exactly amazing, but an interesting take on the history of inventions. Sort of a "how did the development of (fill in the blank mundane object) lead to the (fill in the blank modern invention)" kind of take. The video of the series is on YouTube.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at December 18, 2020 04:35 PM (ejd/p)

212 21 In before Ghost Ship!
Posted by: spindrift at December 18, 2020 04:05 PM (h5TKJ)

See also Virus, featuring the former USAFS Hoyt S. Vandenberg .

Posted by: Fox2! at December 18, 2020 04:35 PM (XGrlW)

213 I love that show. The 2nd season is funnier than the first!

Posted by: ace at December 18, 2020 04:16 PM (nuqdl)

Does anything beat Barons Night Out???

Posted by: ... at December 18, 2020 04:35 PM (My6Vh)

214 @198 Lizzy-I didn't know that "The Secret in Their Eyes" was a remake. I thought it was a good movie, but you're saying original is better, now I need to go check that out.

Posted by: JROD at December 18, 2020 04:35 PM (0jZnq)

215 MAC SOG""

Idk where the DNI's report is. And I honestly do not care if it takes more time. Maybe he wants to include all the election fraud in it? Who knows?

But, for my $$$, Biden's team not getting the Pentagon briefings....may very well mean something is up. Something by way of the military.

Posted by: Prime Sistah at December 18, 2020 04:35 PM (tQL7r)

216 Branagh, Denzel Washington, a very young Kate Beckinsale, Emma Thompson, and Keanu Reeves.

Yes, Keanu Reeves. A black hole of personality in a cavalcade of stars.
Posted by: motionview at December 18, 2020 04:33 PM (pYQR/)

I really like Keanu, but he is not suited for every role. Like when he was in Dracula.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Confuzzled at December 18, 2020 04:35 PM (x8Wzq)

217 another excellent little drama/thriler..."a lonely place to die"...

mountaineers in the scottish highlands find a kidnapped girl who is being held for ransom(her father is a serbian mobster)....

cinematography is fantastic...the bad guys are bad and the women attractive....and it all ends up in a bloody chase in a small scottish village having a creepy festival reminiscent of "the wicker man".....

must see...

Posted by: uncouth jay marks at December 18, 2020 04:35 PM (9SGBP)

218 do her boobs make multiple appearances?
Posted by: SturmToddler at December 18, 2020 04:33 PM (8D42x)
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Does it really matter?

All you have to do is google them and multiple pics show up. Heck, I think there are some full body shots.

Ms. Winslett seems to have issues, but, body modesty isn't one of them.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing at December 18, 2020 04:35 PM (WEBkv)

219 And moving from high brow to the lowest of low, seeing Michael Pena mentioned above reminds me of 'War On Everyone". Complete trash and thoroughly enjoyable. Brought me a whole new appreciation for Glenn Campbell.

Posted by: motionview at December 18, 2020 04:36 PM (pYQR/)

220 People have literally been recommending that in the comments for like 15 years!



It's no Coherence ( 2013 ).

Posted by: G'rump928(C) at December 18, 2020 04:36 PM (yQpMk)

221 219 And moving from high brow to the lowest of low, seeing Michael Pena mentioned above reminds me of 'War On Everyone". Complete trash and thoroughly enjoyable. Brought me a whole new appreciation for Glenn Campbell.
Posted by: motionview at December 18, 2020 04:36 PM (pYQR/)

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Heh. I liked that one.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, marching in the Felliniesque circus at December 18, 2020 04:36 PM (NWM+b)

222 I don't think I've ever witnessed a movie violence scene that "disturbed" me.


A Clockwork Orange is pretty disturbing.

Posted by: shibumi, welcome to the shitshow at December 18, 2020 04:36 PM (ZCiJZ)

223 Krampus is in the same genre too... an adultish horror story around the Christmas holiday.

If you haven't seen Krampus, I'd highly recommend it.

Posted by: BurtTC




Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale is in this same genre.

Stars the Finnish kid who later played the kid out on his "manhood hunt" who rescued Samuel L. Jackson's Obama-Clone puss of a US president in the very underappreciated gem Big Game.
Posted by: Sharkman at December 18, 2020 04:27 PM (1YlHz)


"Included with prime." Music to my ears! Added, thanks!

Posted by: BurtTC at December 18, 2020 04:36 PM (hku12)

224 DUST is a channel on YouTube that shows sci fi and fantasy short films.

Has nothing to do with Howey's Dust.

Posted by: Sharkman at December 18, 2020 04:36 PM (1YlHz)

225 ace, I don't if you've seen this, but wow.

People are gross.

Posted by: bonhomme at December 18, 2020 04:36 PM (YYlyE)

226 "Fatman" is an incredible movie and the actress in question is absolutely perfect in this. I watched this movie twice in two days and it will be a Christmas go-to movie every year from now on. The premises throughout the movie are so absurd that they give the movie a totally real feel because real life itself is grounded in so many absurdities. It stretches possibilities but not so far that you dismiss everything out of hand and Mel Gibson is an incredible actor, providing a firm foundation for everything that happens.

Posted by: Cranky Old Man at December 18, 2020 04:37 PM (94P7p)

227 222 I don't think I've ever witnessed a movie violence scene that "disturbed" me.


A Clockwork Orange is pretty disturbing.
Posted by: shibumi, welcome to the shitshow at December 18, 2020 04:36 PM (ZCiJZ)

=========

Gene Kelley refused to shake Stanley Kubrick's hand because of his inclusion of Singin' in the Rain in that film. It was just the one song that Malcolm McDowell had in mind during filming, and Kubrick got the rights cheap.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, marching in the Felliniesque circus at December 18, 2020 04:37 PM (NWM+b)

228 Keanu Reeves must see movies

Feeling Minnesota
Street Kings

Posted by: Mr. Meeseeks, Look at me at December 18, 2020 04:37 PM (2DOZq)

229 207
Battle Los Angeles? Really?

Battle: Los Angeles is a very focused movie; it does one thing, and it does it well. No overall arc, just a battle where most of the soldiers don't know what's going on outside their area of operation.

The ending is fun, if a little out of place from the rest of the movie.
Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at December 18, 2020 04:27 PM (2lndx)





It's also quite subversive, a thumb in the eye of all the lefties who shit on the US military over the GWOT.

But best of all, commie Santa Monica gets pounded into rubble. *beats dick like it owes me money*
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 18, 2020 04:34 PM (EGyGV)

The camera work made it unwatchable for me. And I usually can tolerate shaky cam. This was too much for me, sadly.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Pick your partners for the Dance at December 18, 2020 04:37 PM (ifmtJ)

230
I dunno. If a military cadre is planning an overthrow, I doubt they'd telegraph that intent in any way. They just show up out of the blue one day, shower La Moneda Palace with death from above, and haul Allende's corpse out of the joint for the TV cameras.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at December 18, 2020 04:37 PM (lJuMe)

231 >>>217 another excellent little drama/thriler..."a lonely place to die"...

mountaineers in the scottish highlands find a kidnapped girl who is being held for ransom(her father is a serbian mobster)....

cinematography is fantastic...the bad guys are bad and the women attractive....and it all ends up in a bloody chase in a small scottish village having a creepy festival reminiscent of "the wicker man".....

...

sounds good. I'm more and more attracted just to scenery in movies or tv shows.

Posted by: ace at December 18, 2020 04:38 PM (nuqdl)

232 I've been watching a lot of the Mobile Suit Gundam OVAs lately. I'm currently about 3/4 through 0083: Stardust Memory. It might be my favorite out of the bunch. The animation and voice dubs are fantastic IMHO. Anavel Gato, the Nightmare of Solomon makes for a great antagonist too. After that, it will be Char's Counterattack.
Posted by: Augustine at December 18, 2020 04:18 PM (Alp4m

Star b lazers 2199 they did a good job on the reboot. Didn't really change much of the Story at all, just updated it to HD
Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at December 18, 2020 04:22 PM (dKiJG)

I watched some Gundam when it was on Cartoon Network. One funny bit was the one that had a big sword that he would drop off to fight with a gun arm under it. Then he would fly off and never pick up that arm.

Another funny bit was the robot based off the back of a truck driving about in Siberia. It was a flatbed, and about a mile wide to fit a 60 foot flying battle robot on it. The robot wasn't even under a tarp! Not much of a secret base.

Posted by: Oldcat at December 18, 2020 04:38 PM (eoQWY)

233 222 I don't think I've ever witnessed a movie violence scene that "disturbed" me.


A Clockwork Orange is pretty disturbing.
Posted by: shibumi, welcome to the shitshow at December 18, 2020 04:36 PM (ZCiJZ)

Yep

That movie has creeped me out since I first saw it back in the day

Posted by: Capt. Woodrow Call at December 18, 2020 04:38 PM (BgMrQ)

234 Life ( 2017 ) is a pretty good sci-fi, if you like the kind where everything they do is the wrong thing.

Posted by: G'rump928(C) at December 18, 2020 04:38 PM (yQpMk)

235 osted by: Prime Sistah at December 18, 2020 04:35 PM (tQL7r)

Thanks and I hope you are right

Posted by: MAC SOG'''' at December 18, 2020 04:38 PM (P4Pk9)

236 Does it include a dog named Jake??

Posted by: andycanuck at December 18, 2020 04:38 PM (UDapT)

237 All good -- have you read Lone Survivor? Highly recommend if by chance you haven't.

Posted by: Lizzy




Have not read it, but I have listened to a few interviews of Marcus Luttrell.

Posted by: Sharkman at December 18, 2020 04:38 PM (1YlHz)

238 /off Texas Ranger sock

Posted by: browndog at December 18, 2020 04:38 PM (BgMrQ)

239 >>It's like almost every show nowadays is dark. It's quite annoying. Not everything has to be dark.


Huh, think that may be why Hallmark channel is popular, people are craving normal?

Posted by: Lizzy at December 18, 2020 04:39 PM (bDqIh)

240 People have literally been recommending that in the comments for like 15 years!
I remember watching that movie after it being recommended here at least 10 years ago. Enjoyed it, was definitely different.

Posted by: brak at December 18, 2020 04:39 PM (cG+eD)

241 I don't think I've ever witnessed a movie violence scene that "disturbed" me.


A Clockwork Orange is pretty disturbing.
Posted by: shibumi, welcome to the shitshow at December 18, 2020 04:36 PM (ZCiJZ)

I'm pretty jaded about movie violence, but the final moments of "Bone Tomahawk" (Kurt Russell) freaked me the f*ck out. I liked the movie a lot, but it's gonna take some convincing, and some booze to watch it again.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Confuzzled at December 18, 2020 04:39 PM (x8Wzq)

242 >>>Does anything beat Barons Night Out???


yup, a lot of them. tho, tbh, I didn't love Barons Night Out.

The british vampire has to go on the run so he gets out his disguise -- consisting of a toothpick and a pair of blue-jeans -- and goes into hiding as "Jackie Daytona."

That's funny right there.

Posted by: ace at December 18, 2020 04:39 PM (nuqdl)

243 What book and/or music would you suggest to a person who is interested in everything except art history, and listens to everything except rap, and has a very open mind willing to be amazed?
Posted by: Sharkman at December 18, 2020 04:25 PM
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Tchaikovsky's violin concerto, preferable the version performed by the Soviet violinist David Oistrakh. It might be my favorite piece of music (not at any given time, but over the long haul). It astounds me every time I hear it. It is also sad because it was universally panned when Tchaikovsky wrote it and it was only performed once or twice and Tchaikovsky never composed for the violin again. It is his one and only violin concerto, and it is in my opinion a masterpiece. It is available on YouTube:
https://youtu.be/fNCeYKfAOZI

If you like it, I strongly recommend getting the performance as it was recorded for distribution. The CD remaster is very good, especially if you have a good stereo.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 18, 2020 04:40 PM (hYcqw)

244 sounds good. I'm more and more attracted just to scenery in movies or tv shows.
Posted by: ace at December 18, 2020 04:38 PM (nuqdl)
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Well, shoot, M Night Shyamalan's "The Village" must be right up your alley.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing at December 18, 2020 04:40 PM (WEBkv)

245 I can't watch anything anymore in which the male character is incompetent.

Posted by: Ordinary American at December 18, 2020 04:40 PM (H8QX8)

246 I don't think I've ever witnessed a movie violence scene that "disturbed" me.
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FWIW, the assault and rape at the beginning of the original Death Wish is incredibly violent and disturbing without being overly graphic.
Posted by: common sense at December 18, 2020 04:32 PM (UCCfH)


I'm sure I've seen it, but I can't say I recall anything about the scene.

Similar I suppose would be Straw Dogs, or even Deliverance.

The scenes are memorable, in the cruelty of the perps, but it's certainly not glorified. It's in the film for a reason. It's the reason the film exists!

So the part of my brain that can recognize "it's just a movie" doesn't let me get too worked up about it.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 18, 2020 04:40 PM (hku12)

247 242 >>>Does anything beat Barons Night Out???


yup, a lot of them. tho, tbh, I didn't love Barons Night Out.

The british vampire has to go on the run so he gets out his disguise -- consisting of a toothpick and a pair of blue-jeans -- and goes into hiding as "Jackie Daytona."

That's funny right there.

Posted by: ace at December 18, 2020 04:39 PM (nuqdl)

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Well, there's always Baby's Day Out.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, marching in the Felliniesque circus at December 18, 2020 04:40 PM (NWM+b)

248 ace, I don't if you've seen this, but wow.


https://tinyurl.com/yb5d2olc
Posted by: WeBoned! at December 18, 2020 04:34 PM (8k7U7)



Nothing surprises me anymore.


Dogshit > Covid

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at December 18, 2020 04:40 PM (zVaKS)

249 'Freaks' was a good movie too.

Seven year old girl is kept locked in her house by her father because she's 'not normal.' Sci-fi. Watch the first five minutes.

Lexi Kolker won a young actress award for her role. Great job and she was in 70 percent of the movie.
Posted by: Stateless Infidel at December 18, 2020 04:28 PM (v2c9/)


Only Freaks I'm familiar with is "gooble gobble, gooble gobble"...

When I was a kid, I used to find and be fascinated by twisted psychological horrors. I didn't know HP Lovecraft from Dr Suess, but loved those things on late night TV.

The Spiral Staircase, The Haunting, The Skull, Die, Monster Die, and especially The Shuttered Room really floated my boat.

Of course any remakes have to actually try to depict the "monster" fail miserably.

Posted by: clutch cargo now with 21% more FUCKITOL at December 18, 2020 04:40 PM (L8ADy)

250
another excellent little drama/thriler..."a lonely place to die"...

mountaineers in the scottish highlands find a kidnapped girl who is being held for ransom(her father is a serbian mobster)....

cinematography is fantastic...the bad guys are bad and the women attractive....and it all ends up in a bloody chase in a small scottish village having a creepy festival reminiscent of "the wicker man".....

must see...
Posted by: uncouth jay marks at December 18, 2020 04:35 PM (9SGBP)







There's a really shitty bit of anti-American dialog there that ironically gets turned around on the asshole who says it later in the film. It's short, and it's easy to miss the way it turns around in the end, but it got an approving snort from me.

And yeah, good flick.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 18, 2020 04:40 PM (EGyGV)

251 Black '47 on Netflix is a pretty good movie. Period drama during Irish Potato famine 1847. A big pissed off Irishman/Connaught Ranger tired of fighting for the British in India and Afghanistan goes home and finds shit all f'ed up. Wife n kids get snuffed by British lord/landowner so he sets off on a brutal revenge killing spree.
Hugo Weaving a veteran of the British Army and investigator who has his tit in the ringer for killing someone during an interrogation is charged with hunting down pissed off Irishman whom had served under him and saved his life at one time in battle. Weaving has to hunt him down so charges against him can be dropped or face the noose. Revenge, violent, well worth watching.
Posted by: JROD at December 18, 2020 04:24 PM (0jZnq)

Sounds great, and I love Hugo Weaving. Thanks!

Posted by: Gaelic Girl's Irish Democracy at December 18, 2020 04:40 PM (5FCda)

252 another excellent little drama/thriler..."a lonely place to die"...

mountaineers in the scottish highlands find a kidnapped girl who is being held for ransom(her father is a serbian mobster)....

cinematography is fantastic...the bad guys are bad and the women attractive....and it all ends up in a bloody chase in a small scottish village having a creepy festival reminiscent of "the wicker man".....

must see...
Posted by: uncouth jay marks at December 18, 2020 04:35 PM (9SGBP)



I just recommended that!

Okay, I'm going to natter about Battle: Los Angeles. What I like about it is that you have a squad who gets cut off from any change of command and is able to pull it together and keep going because 'Mericans dammit and we don't need no chain of command to tell us what to do, we can figure that shit out.

Speaking of Michael Pena, he's the lead in Extinction which isn't a great movie but it's got a fun little twist on the sci fi invasion trope.

Obligatory Train to Busan is obligatory.


Posted by: alexthechick - Boobs and hysteria at December 18, 2020 04:40 PM (GbPPJ)

253 Huh, think that may be why Hallmark channel is popular, people are craving normal?
Posted by: Lizzy at December 18, 2020 04:39 PM (bDqIh)
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Rule of thumb with Hallmark movies: The better the script, the better looking the actors.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing at December 18, 2020 04:41 PM (WEBkv)

254 A Clockwork Orange is one of the funniest movies ever made. You have to watch a few times to appreciate it.

Posted by: ... at December 18, 2020 04:41 PM (My6Vh)

255 As for what I've seen recently, and would recommend: they Shall Not Grow Old. We got it cheap on Blu-Ray, and it's stunning.
Posted by: Stevie Wonder at December 18, 2020 04:33 PM (x8Wzq)

Saw that in the theater pre-COVID in 3D. Amazing, and I really enjoyed the interview with Peter Jackson about how it was done.

Posted by: Catherine at December 18, 2020 04:41 PM (KzgGT)

256 Battle Los Angeles? Really?

. . .

Posted by: clutch cargo now with 21% more FUCKITOL




It's just US Marines doing what they do: fight, die, save our asses, but in the context of a pretty well-presented alien invasion. Very gritty small unit ground combat and some well-played characters.

Posted by: Sharkman at December 18, 2020 04:41 PM (1YlHz)

257 I really like Keanu, but he is not suited for every role. Like when he was in Dracula.
Posted by: Pug Mahon, Confuzzled at December 18, 2020 04:35 PM (x8Wzq)


Agreed, he is perfect for Matrix and John Wick. Act like you are thinking about killing people, and killing people. Everything else is a stretch.

Supposedly a good guy, so I cut him lot's of slack in an industry of asshoes.

Posted by: motionview at December 18, 2020 04:41 PM (pYQR/)

258 Anyone here see Wind River (2017)

Same guy who wrote Sicario.
Jeremy Renner and Elizabeth Olsen
Blood, Violence, Revenge, Solitude, Loneliness, Tragic Backstory

Posted by: bonhomme at December 18, 2020 04:41 PM (YYlyE)

259 For horror, one of the better horror movies I've seen in terms of creating discomfort and fear throughout is 2008's "Quarantine." It's a zombie movie (very few zombies in reality) about a group of people stuck together and quarantined by the government due to the thing that's trapped with them. It stars the broad from Dexter and I remember it being very pulse-pounding and a good watch.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 18, 2020 04:42 PM (hYcqw)

260 I'm watching Hallmark Christmas movies.
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So everyone gets it in the end??

Posted by: andycanuck at December 18, 2020 04:42 PM (UDapT)

261 201 For a homeschooling class my daughter is reading Merchant of Venice, and then watching 7 Shakespeare movies over the semester. Some are pure 60's campy dreck (Midsummer Night's Dream) but the one I found myself really enjoying was Kenneth Branagh's Much Ado About Nothing. Branagh, Denzel Washington, a very young Kate Beckinsale, Emma Thompson, and Keanu Reeves.

Yes, Keanu Reeves. A black hole of personality in a cavalcade of stars.
Posted by: motionview at December 18, 2020 04:33 PM (pYQR/)

He was so miscast there. Happened a bit when his stock was high and people offered hi any role and he took it despite his acting range (see also Coppala's Dracula).

He is far from the only actor to have a specific range and not much ability to go outside it but luckily for him his range falls into a very popular mindset right now.

Though after John Wick 3 I am not sure I care about 4, but that is probably just me.

Posted by: Benedict Arnold at December 18, 2020 04:42 PM (Ojki1)

262 I'm more and more attracted just to scenery in movies or tv shows.
Posted by: ace at December 18, 2020 04:38 PM (nuqdl)

Check out "A Perfect Getaway." Neat thriller in a gorgeous Hawaiian location.

Posted by: Ordinary American at December 18, 2020 04:42 PM (H8QX8)

263 It's a Wonderful Life is worth giving a serious watch.

Posted by: steevy at December 18, 2020 04:42 PM (wgghp)

264 Off egg inspiring sock.

Posted by: Bete at December 18, 2020 04:43 PM (Ojki1)

265 260 I'm watching Hallmark Christmas movies.
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So everyone gets it in the end??
Posted by: andycanuck at December 18, 2020 04:42 PM (UDapT)

Tell me more...

Posted by: Shep Smith at December 18, 2020 04:43 PM (BgMrQ)

266 209
ace, I don't if you've seen this, but wow.





https://tinyurl.com/yb5d2olc

Posted by: WeBoned! at December 18, 2020 04:34 PM (8k7U7)

lol

Posted by: flounder at December 18, 2020 04:43 PM (KnJdm)

267 There are a few movie scenes very disturbing, trying not to think of them though.

Posted by: Skip at December 18, 2020 04:43 PM (Cxk7w)

268 ace, I don't if you've seen this, but wow.

https://tinyurl.com/yb5d2olc
Posted by: WeBoned! at December 18, 2020 04:34 PM (8k7U7)

Nothing surprises me anymore.

Dogshit > Covid
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at December 18, 2020 04:40 PM (zVaKS)


O_o

This needs to be on national TV from coast to coast. 24/7/365. I mean, this looks like a nice, expensive Pasadena neighborhood.

SMOD? You out there?

Posted by: clutch cargo now with 21% more FUCKITOL at December 18, 2020 04:44 PM (L8ADy)

269 Rosemary's Baby is a disturbing movie.

Posted by: steevy at December 18, 2020 04:44 PM (wgghp)

270 If you're at all interested in reading very funny parody scripts of movies, here's where you go:

www.The-Editing-Room.com



This one for LotR, FotR is hilarious:

https://www.the-editing-room.com/lotr.html

Posted by: Sharkman at December 18, 2020 04:45 PM (1YlHz)

271 Another thing Wind River has in spades:

Gorgeous photography of the rugged Wyoming back country.

Posted by: bonhomme at December 18, 2020 04:45 PM (YYlyE)

272 Ms. Winslett seems to have issues, but, body modesty isn't one of them.
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing at December 18, 2020 04:35 PM (WEBkv)
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She was the first nude scene I ever saw in a movie. My mom had taken me, my siblings, and a friend to see Titanic. I remember the whole theatre gasping when she disrobed.

Posted by: Augustine at December 18, 2020 04:45 PM (Alp4m)

273 sounds good. I'm more and more attracted just to scenery in movies or tv shows.
Posted by: ace at December 18, 2020 04:38 PM (nuqdl)



Koyaanisqatsi is the Ur text of just scenery movies. Samsara is quite good too.

Posted by: alexthechick - Boobs and hysteria at December 18, 2020 04:45 PM (GbPPJ)

274 Dogshit > Covid
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at December 18, 2020 04:40 PM (zVaKS)

O_o

This needs to be on national TV from coast to coast. 24/7/365. I mean, this looks like a nice, expensive Pasadena neighborhood.

SMOD? You out there?
Posted by: clutch cargo now with 21% more FUCKITOL at December 18, 2020 04:44 PM (L8ADy)

Has to be a fake

It. Has. To. Be.

Posted by: JoeF. at December 18, 2020 04:45 PM (HrMC1)

275 @258 bonhomme-I passed over the movie didn't watch it but read the details, I'll have to check it out.

Posted by: JROD at December 18, 2020 04:45 PM (0jZnq)

276 248
ace, I don't if you've seen this, but wow.





https://tinyurl.com/yb5d2olc

Posted by: WeBoned! at December 18, 2020 04:34 PM (8k7U7)







Nothing surprises me anymore.





Dogshit > Covid


That's dedication. To what, I am not sure.

Posted by: flounder at December 18, 2020 04:45 PM (KnJdm)

277 263 It's a Wonderful Life is worth giving a serious watch.
Posted by: steevy at December 18, 2020 04:42 PM (wgghp)

As i mentioned in the previous thread:

The Critical Drinker just reviewed IAWL, and raves about it.

Really a thoughtful write up by The Drinker.

I don't know why that surprised me, but it did at the time.

Posted by: browndog at December 18, 2020 04:45 PM (BgMrQ)

278 I will put in a plug for Bill & Ted Face the Music. It was just as cute as the first two.

Posted by: G'rump928(C) at December 18, 2020 04:45 PM (yQpMk)

279 Don't care much for the Hallmark movies, but if you want a happy Christmas movie I would recommend Christmas Survival, on Prime. It's a BBC movie, pretty recent, just about a family coming together at Christmas and getting along, like so many movies are. But I found it enjoyable.

Posted by: skywch at December 18, 2020 04:46 PM (Y/Ps0)

280
Has to be a fake

It. Has. To. Be.
Posted by: JoeF. at December 18, 2020 04:45 PM (HrMC1)

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That's kinda my take. Unless the guy filming it is actively stalking the subject for some reason. Who bothers to film some rando walking a dog?

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at December 18, 2020 04:46 PM (lJuMe)

281 Though after John Wick 3 I am not sure I care about 4, but that is probably just me.
Posted by: Benedict Arnold at December 18, 2020 04:42 PM (Ojki1)
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I'll just leave this right here:

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y2ex5oee

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing at December 18, 2020 04:46 PM (WEBkv)

282 YD @230

Of course, you're probably right. I bow to your greater knowledge of all things military.

But why do it at all? Trump put Chris Miller in there for a reason.

Is this about Mr Sleazeball himself, Hunter Biden, and not letting anyone named Biden anywhere near classified info, perhaps?

Posted by: Prime Sistah at December 18, 2020 04:46 PM (tQL7r)

283 >>I didn't know that "The Secret in Their Eyes" was a remake. I thought it was a good movie, but you're saying original is better, now I need to go check that out.


So much better, night and day. It's based on a book, but I haven't read it. It's also interesting because it depects a specific political time in Argentina, and their judicial system is set up differently (the investigators work for a judge). So good. Got the Oscar for best foreign film.

Posted by: Lizzy at December 18, 2020 04:46 PM (bDqIh)

284 263 It's a Wonderful Life is worth giving a serious watch.
Posted by: steevy at December 18, 2020 04:42 PM (wgghp)

Critical Drinker on YouTube gave it a glowing review. Surprised me.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Pick your partners for the Dance at December 18, 2020 04:46 PM (ifmtJ)

285 Yes, Keanu Reeves. A black hole of personality in a cavalcade of stars.
Posted by: motionview at December 18, 2020 04:33 PM (pYQR/)

I really like Keanu, but he is not suited for every role. Like when he was in Dracula.
Posted by: Pug Mahon, Confuzzled at December 18, 2020 04:35 PM (x8Wzq)


Those who've seen the new Bill and Ted movie say one of the problems with it is that Keanu has too much gravitas these days. He's not the "woe!" kid anymore, and he just can't pull it off.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 18, 2020 04:46 PM (hku12)

286 It's just US Marines doing what they do: fight, die, save our asses, but in the context of a pretty well-presented alien invasion. Very gritty small unit ground combat and some well-played characters.
Posted by: Sharkman at December 18, 2020 04:41 PM (1YlHz)


I'm definitely watching that tonight, and buying Fatman, no questions asked. I think the ONLY reason I started watching Battle LA was it's in UHD 4k, and I love flexing the muscles on my new TV as I'm in the honeymoon phase. But with so many morons in agreement I'm excited now.

Posted by: clutch cargo now with 21% more FUCKITOL at December 18, 2020 04:46 PM (L8ADy)

287 The First Circle. AS spent some time working in a gulag scientific research institute (?); this novel is set in a sharashka.

Posted by: motionview



Thank you

Posted by: Sharkman at December 18, 2020 04:47 PM (1YlHz)

288 A Clockwork Orange is one of the funniest movies ever made. You have to watch a few times to appreciate it. First watch is rough...

Posted by: ... at December 18, 2020 04:47 PM (uEbPt)

289 The british vampire has to go on the run so he gets out his disguise
-- consisting of a toothpick and a pair of blue-jeans -- and goes into
hiding as "Jackie Daytona."
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That's really stupid.

Posted by: clark kent at December 18, 2020 04:47 PM (UDapT)

290 BREAKING: Maricopa County Board Of Supervisors Refuses To Turn Over Dominion Voting Machines For Analysis

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Boy, that's not hardly suspicious at all.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at December 18, 2020 04:47 PM (fjfPk)

291 I rented "Fatman" last weekend. My first response after seeing it is "Fucking Hollywood. They have to screw up everything."

Posted by: JAS at December 18, 2020 04:47 PM (2BZBZ)

292 if you`re in a really weird mood,check out "only lovers left alive".....a really odd take on the old vamoire legend...very different(and slow)..might bore some to tears.....

but i have to say,although she`s an odd duck,tilda swinton is one helluvan actress...

Posted by: uncouth jay marks at December 18, 2020 04:47 PM (9SGBP)

293 I'm reading "Mere Christianity."

It's uplifting and frightening..... both.

Posted by: nurse ratched at December 18, 2020 04:48 PM (W2Pud)

294 I watched some Gundam when it was on Cartoon Network. One funny bit was the one that had a big sword that he would drop off to fight with a gun arm under it. Then he would fly off and never pick up that arm.

Another funny bit was the robot based off the back of a truck driving about in Siberia. It was a flatbed, and about a mile wide to fit a 60 foot flying battle robot on it. The robot wasn't even under a tarp! Not much of a secret base.
Posted by: Oldcat at December 18, 2020 04:38 PM (eoQWY)
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I'm thinking that was Gundam Wing. That was the first of the series to come to America IIRC.

Posted by: Augustine at December 18, 2020 04:48 PM (Alp4m)

295 284 263 It's a Wonderful Life is worth giving a serious watch.
Posted by: steevy at December 18, 2020 04:42 PM (wgghp)

Good news - they are remaking the movie with that gunt Pete Davidson.

Posted by: motionview at December 18, 2020 04:48 PM (pYQR/)

296 For Christmas movies, can't beat The Ref.

For horror, one of the better horror movies I've seen in terms of creating discomfort and fear throughout is 2008's "Quarantine." It's a zombie movie (very few zombies in reality) about a group of people stuck together and quarantined by the government due to the thing that's trapped with them. It stars the broad from Dexter and I remember it being very pulse-pounding and a good watch.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 18, 2020 04:42 PM (hYcqw)


English language version of REC and both are excellent.

I want to see her story on the firefighters that starts the movie!

I second the recommendation of Life and not just because Ryan Reynolds. Smart people doing stupid things because they assume they are waaaaay too smart for the stupid thing to bite them in the, well, everywhere.

Obligatory Sunshine (the Danny Boyle one) is obligatory.

Posted by: alexthechick - Boobs and hysteria at December 18, 2020 04:48 PM (GbPPJ)

297 Pretty sure the Georgia ofS won't even allow a diagnostic of Dominion either. No, not suspicious at all.

Posted by: steevy at December 18, 2020 04:48 PM (wgghp)

298 First watch is rough...

Posted by: ... at December 18, 2020 04:47 PM (uEbPt)

It is. I can't bring myself to watch it again.

Posted by: flounder at December 18, 2020 04:49 PM (KnJdm)

299 It's like almost every show nowadays is dark. It's quite annoying. Not everything has to be dark.
Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at December 18, 2020 04:26 PM (9hauA)

I have no issue with dark as long as you are led to believe that someone in the story is semi-well intentioned. This lacked even a morsel of goodness by the time the third episode ended even the old people and the developmentally delayed lacked any hint of kindness. It presented, I guess, a plausible dystopia, instead of a crazy one. Stories about crazy dystopias have more pleasant characters, so I gave up.

Posted by: CN at December 18, 2020 04:50 PM (ONvIw)

300 Posted by: ace at December 18, 2020 04:39 PM (nuqdl)

Hmm. I thought we had a similar sense of humor. Not sure how you didn't like Barons Night Out but i guess I'll forgive it.

Posted by: ... at December 18, 2020 04:50 PM (uEbPt)

301 I really like The Usual Suspects.

It might be my favorite movie, despite have two confirmed gay pedos in it, possibly written by a third....which...really suck.

But the movie itself is so good. Even if you know the Twist going in, it's got so many good performances and turns. Great film made by horrible people.

See also Chinatown.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Pick your partners for the Dance at December 18, 2020 04:50 PM (ifmtJ)

302 169 Since you like Christie, have you seen the David Suchet Poirot? It's on BritBox and maybe Acorn. It's as if this version of Poirot materialized directly out of Agatha Christie's mind. Very well done. My mom is addicted to the show.
Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at December 18, 2020 04:24 PM (9hauA)
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The only one I think they got wrong was "Murder on the Orient Express." Otherwise, spot on.

The definitive "Murder on the Orient Express" still belongs to Albert Finney and company.
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing at December 18, 2020 04:27 PM (WEBkv)


Yeah, I agree; Suchet's Poirot was unaccountably brittle and hostile in that version. It comes from the later seasons, when the BBC (is that who made it?) was losing its mind over adapting works of fiction. The earlier seasons, with Captain Hastings, are the best.

That said, there are some really good Japanese adaptations from Fuji TV - Orient Express and The Murder of Roger Ackroyd. The characters are all renamed, so the detective's name is Suguro, not Poirot, but he even has the look of Poirot,and the sets and costumes are gorgeous.

Posted by: Dr. Mabuse at December 18, 2020 04:50 PM (DVBsF)

303 Quarantine is pretty good.

Posted by: steevy at December 18, 2020 04:50 PM (wgghp)

304 The best revenge flick?

2001: A Space Odyssey

HAL's revenge

Posted by: The Shit at December 18, 2020 04:50 PM (786Ro)

305 WeBoned gives good sidebar.

Posted by: flounder at December 18, 2020 04:50 PM (KnJdm)

306 Glock PA455S201 G45 Compact Crossover 9mm Luger 4.02" 10+1

$539

https://bit.ly/37yOTZ4

Posted by: bonhomme at December 18, 2020 04:50 PM (YYlyE)

307 who has his tit in the ringer for
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How you doin'??

Posted by: quasimodo at December 18, 2020 04:50 PM (UDapT)

308 222
I don't think I've ever witnessed a movie violence scene that "disturbed" me.


A Clockwork Orange is pretty disturbing.


Posted by: shibumi, welcome to the shitshow at December 18, 2020 04:36 PM (ZCiJZ)

Don't care much for the 'ole ultraviolence, eh luv?

Posted by: Alex at December 18, 2020 04:50 PM (ufFY8)

309
Of course, you're probably right. I bow to your greater knowledge of all things military.

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Thanks, but I'm not actually all that sharp on military history. I'd give myself a 5/10.

Where I am sharp is all things "dead commie." Every time a Communist dies violently an angel gets his wings.

Fun Fact about that one: when Pinochet's men were closing in on Allende's office, he capped himself off with the custom-engraved AK he got as a gift from Castro. That always warms the ol' cockles when I think about it.

If I were made of money, I'd probably buy Allende's shattered glasses as a knick-knack for my desk.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at December 18, 2020 04:51 PM (lJuMe)

310 As i mentioned in the previous thread:

The Critical Drinker just reviewed IAWL, and raves about it.

Really a thoughtful write up by The Drinker.

I don't know why that surprised me, but it did at the time.
Posted by: browndog at December 18, 2020 04:45 PM (BgMrQ)

There are a lot of thoughtful critics rising out of the rubble of Disney Star Wars, and putting out lots of content over it.

Too bad that all the new stuff for the most part lacks any writing, editing or production they can praise.

Posted by: Oldcat at December 18, 2020 04:51 PM (eoQWY)

311 Get Carter's mist memorable line for me.....
Why don't you sit on my face. Nice

Posted by: Nick Lowe at December 18, 2020 04:51 PM (Eaeqs)

312 Thanks, Ace! I've been wondering whether to rent this or not. I figured sooner or later it would be down to $3.99 from RedBox streaming..

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at December 18, 2020 04:51 PM (CjFDo)

313 I really like The Usual Suspects.

It might be my favorite movie, despite have two confirmed gay pedos in it, possibly written by a third....which...really suck.

But the movie itself is so good. Even if you know the Twist going in, it's got so many good performances and turns. Great film made by horrible people.

See also Chinatown.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Pick your partners for the Dance at December 18, 2020 04:50 PM (ifmtJ)


Yeah, the problem with these guys is not their talent. They have talent.

If they would just not rape boys, they'd have fine careers going, but they can't seem to do that.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 18, 2020 04:51 PM (hku12)

314 / oh ffs what a sock fail
/ sh*t sock off

Posted by: Hands (him/he/yo) at December 18, 2020 04:51 PM (786Ro)

315 293 I'm reading "Mere Christianity."

It's uplifting and frightening..... both.
Posted by: nurse ratched at December 18, 2020 04:48 PM (W2Pud)

All of C.S. Lewis's non-fiction is worth reading.

There's a great YouTube channel that does doodles along with great narration. 'The World's Last Night' was particularly good.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Pick your partners for the Dance at December 18, 2020 04:51 PM (ifmtJ)

316 https://tinyurl.com/yb5d2olc

Posted by: WeBoned! at December 18, 2020 04:34 PM (8k7U7)



Nothing surprises me anymore.



Dogshit > Covid

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory





Mask of the Beast.

Posted by: deplorable unperson - refuse to accept the Mask of the Beast at December 18, 2020 04:52 PM (7UBtI)

317 I keep recommending it but it seems I'm the only one who has seen it. The Rover.

Semi Post Apocalyptic movie that takes place in Australia after world financial collapse.

Posted by: Mr. Meeseeks, Look at me




Very, very good movie.

Posted by: Sharkman at December 18, 2020 04:52 PM (1YlHz)

318 I think Critical Drinker us actually an author. He is not really some besotted Scot, well he is but he also pretty sharp...

Posted by: steevy at December 18, 2020 04:52 PM (wgghp)

319 ZASTAVA ZPAPM70 30RD 7.62X39 AK-47, MAPLE

$1,100

https://bit.ly/2WvKlMF

Posted by: bonhomme at December 18, 2020 04:52 PM (YYlyE)

320 Keanu Reeves has the highest percentage of movies I like than any other actor in Hollywood. He's the best script picker in history.

Posted by: Mr. Meeseeks, Look at me at December 18, 2020 04:52 PM (2DOZq)

321 ace, I don't if you've seen this, but wow.


https://tinyurl.com/yb5d2olc

Posted by: WeBoned!




I just bolted back from my desk, knocking over my chair and yelling "NO! NO! NO! NO!"

Posted by: Sharkman at December 18, 2020 04:53 PM (1YlHz)

322 WeBoned!,

Well, at least she picked up after her dog!!!

Posted by: lin-duh at December 18, 2020 04:53 PM (UUBmN)

323
I always put The Descent on my recommendation list for horror. Great flick. All-chick cast, but it's not for woke reasons, so it works.

The fact that Neil Marshall turned out to be a sleazy Limey blackmailer with his whore girlfriend extortion partner is beside the point.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 18, 2020 04:53 PM (EGyGV)

324 Keanu Reeves has the highest percentage of movies I like than any other actor in Hollywood. He's the best script picker in history.

Posted by: Mr. Meeseeks, Look at me at December 18, 2020 04:52 PM (2DOZq)




Better than Tom Cruise?

Posted by: G'rump928(C) at December 18, 2020 04:54 PM (yQpMk)

325 I think Critical Drinker us actually an author. He is not really some besotted Scot, well he is but he also pretty sharp...
Posted by: steevy at December 18, 2020 04:52 PM (wgghp)


Will Jordan.

I ordered one of his books, sight unseen. Haven't read it yet, but that's mostly because I can't stand reading on the damn Kindle thing.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 18, 2020 04:54 PM (hku12)

326 318 I think Critical Drinker us actually an author. He is not really some besotted Scot, well he is but he also pretty sharp...
Posted by: steevy at December 18, 2020 04:52 PM (wgghp)

You are correct...

Posted by: browndog at December 18, 2020 04:54 PM (BgMrQ)

327
Keanu Reeves has the highest percentage of movies I like than any other actor in Hollywood. He's the best script picker in history.

Posted by: Mr. Meeseeks, Look at me at December 18, 2020 04:52 PM (2DOZq)



Better than Tom Cruise?
Posted by: G'rump928(C) at December 18, 2020 04:54 PM (yQpMk)






Heh. That's EXACTLY what I was thinking.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 18, 2020 04:55 PM (EGyGV)

328 263 It's a Wonderful Life is worth giving a serious watch.
Posted by: steevy at December 18, 2020 04:42 PM (wgghp)

Critical Drinker on YouTube gave it a glowing review. Surprised me.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Pick your partners for the Dance at December 18, 2020 04:46 PM (ifmtJ)


CD is actually a pretty serious movie buff, so I didn't think it was surprising at all.

BTW It's free right now on Amazoid Prime, which is almost shocking.

Posted by: clutch cargo now with 21% more FUCKITOL at December 18, 2020 04:55 PM (L8ADy)

329
I don't have the ZPAP, but I l-o-v-e my Zastava.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at December 18, 2020 04:55 PM (lJuMe)

330 if you`re in a really weird mood,check out "only lovers left alive".....a really odd take on the old vamoire legend...very different(and slow)..might bore some to tears.....

but i have to say,although she`s an odd duck,tilda swinton is one helluvan actress...
Posted by: uncouth jay marks at December 18, 2020 04:47 PM (9SGBP)


Love that movie but it is vary Jarmusch. I do think the casting is amusing - okay we need people who you will believe are vampires who have been around for centuries Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston so that casting's done.

Speaking of vampires, I love Byzantium more than I should. Interesting take on vampirism and Gemma Arterton is fabulous in it. There's a scene where it is her and a guy and you know how it's going to end but the pacing is just perfect.

Posted by: alexthechick - Boobs and hysteria at December 18, 2020 04:55 PM (GbPPJ)

331 324 Ahem The Mummy

Posted by: steevy at December 18, 2020 04:55 PM (wgghp)

332 Very, very good movie.
Posted by: Sharkman at December 18, 2020 04:52 PM (1YlHz)

Robert Pattinson was really excellent. Oscar worthy.

Posted by: Mr. Meeseeks, Look at me at December 18, 2020 04:55 PM (2DOZq)

333 So Lin Wood has a picture of a panel truck parked outside of the State Farm Arena today which says VOTE DEMOCRAT GET $1,200 GetBidenBucks.com. The State Farm Arena is a voting precinct right now.




So much illegal going on and the state is complicit. But the outcome is TOTALLY NOT a forgone conclusion rubes.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at December 18, 2020 04:56 PM (946rW)

334 I'm not a big horror movie guy, but over Halloween I watched "Howl" Really good story about a small group of people on a red eye train in England. They break down in a remote area that's home to a pack of werewolves. I like it, mostly because the characters act and react like normal people would. IE they don't do anything stupidly suicidal or heroic, they do pretty much what a bunch of average people would do to survive.

This is pretty rare in horror films, and the main reason I don't like them. Most of the time it's wall to wall slasher stupidity where the teenagers split up in their underwear to search for the killer. In the dark basement. Unarmed. Duh.

Posted by: Agent Cooper at December 18, 2020 04:56 PM (Dc5Qe)

335 If you haven't read it, try James Burke's Connections.

. . . .

Posted by: RedMindBlueState





I loved that series as a kid and actually bought it on disk not that long ago. Need to start watching it agains.

Posted by: Sharkman at December 18, 2020 04:56 PM (1YlHz)

336 Oscar worthy.



Posted by: Mr. Meeseeks, Look at me at December 18, 2020 04:55 PM (2DOZq)

FWIW, I take that term to mean sucked the right cocks.

Posted by: flounder at December 18, 2020 04:56 PM (KnJdm)

337 Well just looked at my schedule for next two weeks, nada.

Made noises about getting it fixed. Nada.

So just stay home?

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 18, 2020 04:56 PM (YcI7I)

338 That's kinda my take. Unless the guy filming it is actively stalking the subject for some reason. Who bothers to film some rando walking a dog?
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at December 18, 2020 04:46 PM (lJuMe)

Yep, fake.

Posted by: Jordan61 at December 18, 2020 04:56 PM (Ez6QX)

339 It's a Wonderful Life is worth giving a serious watch.
Posted by: steevy at December 18, 2020 04:42 PM (wgghp)

Critical Drinker on YouTube gave it a glowing review. Surprised me.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Pick your partners for the Dance at December 18, 2020 04:46 PM (ifmtJ)

After starting by trashing modern bad stuff, he had a positive review for Joker and the first Wonder Woman, then did some long form (3-4 hour) discussions of some 80s movies (Die Hard/Term 1 and 2) and now old movies. It is good to hear him credit the good as well as disparage the bad. It is a trap - needing to just attack - that many have given in to. Mauler also has gone on to positive reviews, if not as long as his super long examinations of the sequels.

Posted by: Oldcat at December 18, 2020 04:56 PM (eoQWY)

340 Better than Tom Cruise?
Posted by: G'rump928(C) at December 18, 2020 04:54 PM (yQpMk)
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Two movies I liked Tom Cruise in best: Live, Die, Repeat and Collateral.

Overall, though, yeah, Cruise does a pretty good job getting himself into movies that fit him.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing at December 18, 2020 04:57 PM (WEBkv)

341 So much illegal going on and the state is complicit. But the outcome is TOTALLY NOT a forgone conclusion rubes.


Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner



We're just not voting HARD enough, you see?

Posted by: deplorable unperson - refuse to accept the Mask of the Beast at December 18, 2020 04:57 PM (7UBtI)

342 Bill deBlasio feels comfortable announcing quite clearly that he is a Communist and has Communist goals.

"I'd like to say very bluntly: our mission is to redistribute wealth."

https://bit.ly/3avvOJb

Posted by: bonhomme at December 18, 2020 04:57 PM (YYlyE)

343
331 324 Ahem The Mummy
Posted by: steevy at December 18, 2020 04:55 PM (wgghp)





Or the second Jack Reacher dumpster fire. Everyone has misfires, but his batting average is better than most in Hollywood.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 18, 2020 04:57 PM (EGyGV)

344 Wind River was a great movie. Doesnt get mentioned as much as it should.

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 18, 2020 04:57 PM (bgFXn)

345 Keanu Reeves has the highest percentage of movies I like than any other actor in Hollywood. He's the best script picker in history.

I finally got around to watching Johnny Mnemonic this week. I assume that is not your list. Yikes.

At least it had Dina Meyer in it.

Posted by: spindrift at December 18, 2020 04:57 PM (h5TKJ)

346 Better than Tom Cruise?
Posted by: G'rump928(C) at December 18, 2020 04:54 PM (yQpMk)

Cruise is good but his percentage is not as high for me. He's got more than a few stinkers.

Posted by: Mr. Meeseeks, Look at me at December 18, 2020 04:57 PM (2DOZq)

347 Robert Pattinson was really excellent. Oscar worthy.





Posted by: Mr. Meeseeks, Look at me at December 18, 2020 04:55 PM (2DOZq)

Those words in that order make no sense to me, given Twilight.

But, maybe they are true.

Posted by: Occupier of the President-Elect Office Without Standing Deplorable Ian Galt at December 18, 2020 04:57 PM (ufFY8)

348 WeBoned gives good sidebar.
Posted by: flounder at December 18, 2020 04:50 PM (KnJdm)


lol

Posted by: WeBoned! at December 18, 2020 04:58 PM (8k7U7)

349 SC dismisses a challenge to the Trump administration's order to not count illegals in the census.
Because....the plaintiffs lack standing.

Sounds good, but it's not. It simply means that when another administration decides to count everyone here , sometimes twice , then no one will be able to challenge it. Because , standing. Another punt by the SC, instead of rendering a decision on the matter.

Posted by: Jen the original at December 18, 2020 04:58 PM (ClLSB)

350 Keanu Reeves has the highest percentage of movies I like than any other actor in Hollywood. He's the best script picker in history.

Posted by: Mr. Meeseeks, Look at me at December 18, 2020 04:52 PM (2DOZq)


We watched the early 90's version of Much Ado About Nothing the other night. There was Keanu as Don John -- the evil villan. He had a permanent scowl just like in the Wick movies. He was a good match for the part.

Posted by: DR.WTF at December 18, 2020 04:58 PM (AiZBA)

351 Tom Cruise - 'Taps'

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 18, 2020 04:58 PM (YcI7I)

352 After starting by trashing modern bad stuff, he had a positive review for Joker and the first Wonder Woman, then did some long form (3-4 hour) discussions of some 80s movies (Die Hard/Term 1 and 2) and now old movies. It is good to hear him credit the good as well as disparage the bad.

His positive reviews of 'Chernobyl' and 'Event Horizon' led me to buy those dvds, and I'm very glad I did. He has good taste in films.

Posted by: Dr. Mabuse at December 18, 2020 04:59 PM (DVBsF)

353 349 These cocktail parties are lit
John Roberts

Posted by: steevy at December 18, 2020 04:59 PM (wgghp)

354 Husband and I were not real impressed. Although we did not fall asleep as often happens when we watch a movie. Jean-Marie Baptiste was good. Bratty kid reminded me of #5 in The Umbrella Academy. Mel Gibson was typical Mel Gibson. And we paid $6.99 for the rental too.

Posted by: Madeline Fickinger at December 18, 2020 04:59 PM (GNFpT)

355 So much illegal going on and the state is complicit. But the outcome is TOTALLY NOT a forgone conclusion rubes.


Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at December 18, 2020 04:56 PM (946rW)

Yeah, it's dumb. I understand the sentiment when people say "we can't just let them win" but the GOP in Georgia is doing just that. They don't have a leg to stand on asking people to vote for them after what they've done and not done. I'm sorry but that's just the way it is.

Posted by: Agent Cooper at December 18, 2020 04:59 PM (Dc5Qe)

356 351
Tom Cruise - 'Taps'

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 18, 2020 04:58 PM (YcI7I)

Collateral.

Posted by: flounder at December 18, 2020 04:59 PM (KnJdm)

357 I watched one of the Avengers movies with audio descriptions, I wanted to know what movies for the blind were exactly. I was impressed how well they were put together. A narrator describes everything that is seen, and has to speak around any character talking. The person listening will infer and anticipate almost as well as a regular viewer.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at December 18, 2020 04:59 PM (scZXh)

358 Those words in that order make no sense to me, given Twilight.

But, maybe they are true.

Posted by: Occupier of the President-Elect Office Without Standing Deplorable Ian Galt at December 18, 2020 04:57 PM (ufFY

That's why it was so surprising.

Posted by: Mr. Meeseeks, Look at me at December 18, 2020 04:59 PM (2DOZq)

359 Yes, Keanu Reeves. A black hole of personality in a cavalcade of stars.
Posted by: motionview at December 18, 2020 04:33 PM (pYQR/)

I really like Keanu, but he is not suited for every role. Like when he was in Dracula.
Posted by: Pug Mahon, Confuzzled at December 18, 2020 04:35 PM (x8Wzq)


Those who've seen the new Bill and Ted movie say one of the problems with it is that Keanu has too much gravitas these days. He's not the "woe!" kid anymore, and he just can't pull it off.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 18, 2020 04:46 PM (hku12)


Anyone ever seen Keanu with a female on his arm that wasn't his Mom? How about any long term female relationship?

Oh, and I got the job.

Posted by: BifBewalski AOS Moron at December 18, 2020 04:59 PM (VcFUs)

360 Tom Cruise - 'Taps'


Even Sean Penn is good in that.

Posted by: G'rump928(C) at December 18, 2020 04:59 PM (yQpMk)

361 Groggins is great in the HBO series Righteous Gemstones.

Posted by: Dobbs at December 18, 2020 05:00 PM (2cfUo)

362 Every time a Communist dies violently an angel gets his wings.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at December 18, 2020 04:51 PM (lJuMe)

Who's getting a new nic for Christmas?!?

Posted by: motionview at December 18, 2020 05:00 PM (pYQR/)

363 Event Horizon probably inspired Dead Space

Posted by: steevy at December 18, 2020 05:00 PM (wgghp)

364 353 349 These cocktail parties are lit
John Roberts
Posted by: steevy at December 18, 2020 04:59 PM (wgghp)

The three leftists all dissented, but the decision was per curiam. My new word for the day.

Posted by: Jen the original at December 18, 2020 05:00 PM (ClLSB)

365 Another good foreign film from a while back is "Vitus." It's about a child prodigy who has an accident, and it's better to not know the plot. It's German, I think. In case you want to escape dystopia and 2020 stuff.

Posted by: Lizzy at December 18, 2020 05:01 PM (bDqIh)

366 Well, at least she picked up after her dog!!!
Posted by: lin-duh at December 18, 2020 04:53 PM (UUBmN)


Yep, but it all gets lost in the skidmark mask.

Posted by: WeBoned! at December 18, 2020 05:01 PM (8k7U7)

367 Posted by: spindrift at December 18, 2020 04:57 PM (h5TKJ)

You're correct . I couldn't finish it.

Posted by: Mr. Meeseeks, Look at me at December 18, 2020 05:01 PM (2DOZq)

368 > How'd it feel to have their dick in your mouth, only to be forgotten the next day, Fox?

See also: "Project Lincoln"

Bill "Take My Wife, Please" Kristol, THE Cuck Wilson, all that gang, are learning right now that no one, and I mean NO ONE, trusts a traitor.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 18, 2020 05:01 PM (6dXV7)

369 360 Sean Penn was a good actor. Bad Boys is worth a watch as well.

Posted by: steevy at December 18, 2020 05:01 PM (wgghp)

370 IllTemperedCur mentioned The Descent which is a really good horror flick. Interestingly, there is a book out there by the same title and the movie could have been a chapter from it. The book and the movie have nothing to do with each other though.

Posted by: I Have Questions at December 18, 2020 05:01 PM (LVmLh)

371 Oh, and I got the job.
Posted by: BifBewalski AOS Moron
----
Congratulations! What job?

Posted by: lin-duh at December 18, 2020 05:01 PM (UUBmN)

372 178 tubal City of Thieves-fiction or non
Posted by: Skip at December 18, 2020 04:28 PM (Cxk7w)

Skip, sorry for the slow response. Pesky meat world got in the way. It is fiction. Really reall good fiction.

Posted by: tubal at December 18, 2020 05:02 PM (bCLt0)

373 @231 ace-If you enjoy scenery in movies you'll like Black '47 set in Ireland.

Posted by: JROD at December 18, 2020 05:02 PM (0jZnq)

374 Check out "A Perfect Getaway." Neat thriller in a gorgeous Hawaiian location.

Posted by: Ordinary American





Pre-Raylan Givens Timothy Olyphant with kinda crazy eyes. What's not to like?

I love that movie.

Posted by: Sharkman at December 18, 2020 05:02 PM (1YlHz)

375 > decision was per curiam.

Per curiam worse than per diseasium?

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 18, 2020 05:02 PM (6dXV7)

376 nyone ever seen Keanu with a female on his arm that wasn't his Mom? How about any long term female relationship?

Oh, and I got the job.
Posted by: BifBewalski AOS Moron at December 18, 2020 04:59 PM (VcFUs)

He has a very long-term girlfriend who shuns the paparazzi. And congrats.

Posted by: motionview at December 18, 2020 05:03 PM (pYQR/)

377 Who's getting a new nic for Christmas?!?

Actually, I've been thinking about changing mine. Somehow, conspiracy theories just aren't as funny to me as they were a few years ago.

Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg at December 18, 2020 05:03 PM (qc+VF)

378 Anyone ever seen Keanu with a female on his arm that wasn't his Mom? How about any long term female relationship?

Google Alexandra Grant.

Posted by: bonhomme at December 18, 2020 05:03 PM (YYlyE)

379 Those who've seen the new Bill and Ted movie say one of the problems with it is that Keanu has too much gravitas these days. He's not the "woe!" kid anymore, and he just can't pull it off.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 18, 2020 04:46 PM (hku12)


Anyone ever seen Keanu with a female on his arm that wasn't his Mom? How about any long term female relationship?

Oh, and I got the job.
Posted by: BifBewalski AOS Moron at December 18, 2020 04:59 PM (VcFUs)


Sounds like congrats are in order!

No question, Reeves is gay. Or bi. Or whatever.

Which is fine. His life and all that.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 18, 2020 05:04 PM (hku12)

380 I'd watch it, but I'm a huge baby about violence in movies. Hell, I had trouble with Air Force One when they shot the lady press secretary off camera.

Posted by: TheHoser at December 18, 2020 05:04 PM (IDjUx)

381 The real St. Nicholas was from what is now modern Turkey, right on the shores of the Med, so a hypothetical Mrs. Nick could've been of pretty much any ethnic group known to the Roman Empire, and that covered a lot of turf.

Posted by: 22 Year Old at December 18, 2020 04:08 PM (6dXV7)

His feast day is tomorrow (Julian calendar).
Vespers tonight, liturgy tomorrow.

Joyous St Nicholas Day to all.
Don't forget to slap an heretic.

Posted by: Flyover... at December 18, 2020 05:04 PM (Rbu5d)

382 349 These cocktail parties are lit

John Roberts

Posted by: steevy at December 18, 2020 04:59 PM (wgghp)



The three leftists all dissented, but the decision was per curiam. My new word for the day.

Posted by: Jen the original at December 18, 2020 05:00 PM (ClLSB)

Roberts wrote it but doesn't want his name on it, I will bet dollars to donuts.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at December 18, 2020 05:04 PM (946rW)

383 So I missed the TV series Chuck the first time around. That was when my kids were small and all I watched on TV were kids shows. And when the kids were asleep so was I. Long story.

So Chuck is free on Prime. First two seasons were fun. Not woke. Some legit foreign bad guys, middle eastern terrorists and Chinese spies/tong. there domestic threat is present in the internal faction of the intelligence service that is rogue Fulcrum.

Hope it doesn't screw it up.

Kudos to the casting director. The main actors are really terrific. Draw you in kind of people because they are just regular enough that you can relate to them.

Accept for Adam Baldwin. He is fantastic though. Its kind of a mix of a spy show with an office romance show, so I expect the latter story arc while interesting now, is going to require some tiresome tap dancing to keep interesting for another 3 seasons.

The humor/dialogue is pretty good. Some episodes are a little half baked but usually there is enough chemistry, humor and character interest to carry it anyway.

I think Ace liked it back in the day.

Posted by: simplemind at December 18, 2020 05:04 PM (SZ3KK)

384 Movie: Third best Christmas movie ever: "LION in WINTER" O'Toole versus Kate Hepburn, a classic! (Wonderful Life and Die Hard are 1 2)
Movie: "Bridge on the River Kwai" West meets East; Alec Guiness at his finest. Holden the typical American, excellent!
Book: "1775, A Great Year for a Revolution" Topical and well-done.

Posted by: old codger at December 18, 2020 05:04 PM (FUph8)

385 ever seen Keanu with a female on his arm that wasn't his Mom? How about any long term female relationship?

Oh, and I got the job.
Posted by: BifBewalski AOS Moron at December 18, 2020 04:59 PM (VcFUs)

He has a very long-term girlfriend who shuns the paparazzi. And congrats.
Posted by: motionview
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I believe she's older than him and looks it, so that may not have been his mom on his arm...

Posted by: lin-duh at December 18, 2020 05:04 PM (UUBmN)

386 > Sean Penn was a good actor.

No. Sean Penn is only good when he plays a retard, like Spicoli or I Am Sam.

And Sean Penn playing a retard doesn't require acting.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 18, 2020 05:04 PM (6dXV7)

387 Posted by: BifBewalski AOS Moron at December 18, 2020 04:59 PM (VcFUs)

I think his soul mate died early IIRC . It screwed bin up. He's been going out with an age appropriate woman for awhile now. She's not that attractive to be honest. You may have mistaken her for his mom.

Posted by: Mr. Meeseeks, Look at me at December 18, 2020 05:04 PM (2DOZq)

388 346 Better than Tom Cruise?
Posted by: G'rump928(C) at December 18, 2020 04:54 PM (yQpMk)

Cruise is good but his percentage is not as high for me. He's got more than a few stinkers.
Posted by: Mr. Meeseeks, Look at me at December 18, 2020 04:57 PM (2DOZq)


Ever see Legend? Interesting movie. Mia Sorvino, under the Demon's spell is fascinating. Eerie scene.

Posted by: tubal at December 18, 2020 05:05 PM (bCLt0)

389 I'm punching out, thanks everyone. I have six solid recommendations and count that as a big win.

Posted by: motionview at December 18, 2020 05:05 PM (pYQR/)

390 Ok, nothing in cinematic photography is more disturbing than that sidebar video

Posted by: Skip at December 18, 2020 05:05 PM (Cxk7w)

391 Who's getting a new nic for Christmas?!?
----------------
Actually, I've been thinking about changing mine. Somehow, conspiracy theories just aren't as funny to me as they were a few years ago.
Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg at December 18, 2020 05:03 PM (qc+VF)


I'm going to get a VPN.

Promise I won't abuse it though...

I do think some of our trolls are current or former regulars, who just can't help themselves.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 18, 2020 05:05 PM (hku12)

392 I watched Zero Hour on TCM and it is hilarious if you have seen Airplane!

Posted by: steevy at December 18, 2020 05:05 PM (wgghp)

393
Anyone ever seen Keanu with a female on his arm that wasn't his Mom? How about any long term female relationship?

Oh, and I got the job.
Posted by: BifBewalski AOS Moron at December 18, 2020 04:59 PM (VcFUs)




Congrats on the job!

Reeves is really private and notoriously shy. He's currently hooked up with a visual artist of some sort, if memory serves.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 18, 2020 05:05 PM (EGyGV)

394 Anyone ever seen Keanu with a female on his arm that wasn't his Mom? How about any long term female relationship?

Oh, and I got the job.
Posted by: BifBewalski AOS Moron at December 18, 2020 04:59 PM (VcFUs)



He is currently dating Alexandra Grant.

He also, and this is very very very well known to the point that I'm stunned you don't know this, dated Jennifer Syme in the late 1990s. They lost a child to still birth at eight months into the pregnancy and ended up breaking up as, sadly, is very common in such tragedies. Jennifer Syme later died in a single car accident when she slammed into some cars while if not drunk then not entirely sober.




Posted by: alexthechick - Boobs and hysteria at December 18, 2020 05:05 PM (GbPPJ)

395 Congrats on the job, Bif.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 18, 2020 05:06 PM (6dXV7)

396 I saw "Kingpin" for the first time the other night. Yeah I know it's old by now.

It made me laugh out loud, while 9/10 of movie comedies do not.

I like slapstick, what can I say.

As for newer ones, "Stan & Ollie" was pretty good. Not a comedy per se, except the scenes in which Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly re-enact genuine Laurel and Hardy routines (which I hadn't seen before, not being an L & H fan)

Posted by: Hands (him/he/yo) at December 18, 2020 05:06 PM (786Ro)

397
I know it's Netflix but I like this show called "The Repair Shop." People bring in old family heirlooms for repair.

Pleasant, sometimes very moving.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 18, 2020 05:06 PM (s2VJv)

398 I believe she's older than him and looks it, so that may not have been his mom on his arm...
Posted by: lin-duh at December 18, 2020 05:04 PM (UUBmN)

She's not. She's like 10 years younger. She's two years younger than me.

Posted by: Jordan61 at December 18, 2020 05:06 PM (Ez6QX)

399 392 I watched Zero Hour on TCM and it is hilarious if you have seen Airplane!
Posted by: steevy at December 18, 2020 05:05 PM (wgghp)


It's so weird to see the parody FIRST and then the actual movie! I was always having that experience with SCTV parodies.

Posted by: Dr. Mabuse at December 18, 2020 05:07 PM (DVBsF)

400 Oh, and I got the job.
Posted by: BifBewalski AOS Moron

congrats!

Posted by: vmom Trump Won! at December 18, 2020 05:07 PM (nUhF0)

401 334) I'm not a big horror movie guy, but over Halloween I watched "Howl"


kinda liked that one myself....


Posted by: uncouth jay marks at December 18, 2020 05:07 PM (9SGBP)

402 Finally tried a McRib.

Yeah. Garbage.

Posted by: LOL at December 18, 2020 05:08 PM (lOr+7)

403 Ever see Legend? Interesting movie. Mia Sorvino, under the Demon's spell is fascinating. Eerie scene.
Posted by: tubal at December 18, 2020 05:05 PM (bCLt0)

Mia Sara, not Sorvino. And the demon is Tim Curry.

Posted by: Jordan61 at December 18, 2020 05:08 PM (Ez6QX)

404 Life (2017) was also good because: Rebecca Ferguson.

Posted by: Sharkman at December 18, 2020 05:08 PM (1YlHz)

405 My wife has taken to watching Hallmark and Up. It is a desire for normalcy. I have gotten dragged into it.

We have identified 5 basic scripts. "Oh, this one is Fake Boyfriend!" She likes the one with "Prince Accidentally in America"

Also, now, I am like "OMG she got the job at the museum!"

Posted by: blaster at December 18, 2020 05:08 PM (ZfRYq)

406 I know it's Netflix but I like this show called "The Repair Shop." People bring in old family heirlooms for repair.

Pleasant, sometimes very moving.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 18, 2020 05:06 PM (s2VJv)


Now that's something I could get into, but Netflix, damnit.

Posted by: WeBoned! at December 18, 2020 05:08 PM (8k7U7)

407 Waking Ned Devine is good viewing. Not a Christmas movie but entertaining

Posted by: Nodnol at December 18, 2020 05:08 PM (E6+d2)

408 tubal I have read non fiction on Leningrad. A novel might be good

Posted by: Skip at December 18, 2020 05:08 PM (Cxk7w)

409 The Lion in Winter was made for the big screen.

But either way it's an excellent movie.

Posted by: Braenyard at December 18, 2020 05:08 PM (CZm2G)

410 Splinter is a good locked room monster movie with people who actually are trying to make good choices. Interesting monster too.


Pre-Raylan Givens Timothy Olyphant with kinda crazy eyes. What's not to like?

I love that movie.
Posted by: Sharkman at December 18, 2020 05:02 PM (1YlHz)


I liked the remake of The Crazies with him in it because he's in it.

Posted by: alexthechick - Boobs and hysteria at December 18, 2020 05:08 PM (GbPPJ)

411 Posted by: alexthechick - Boobs and hysteria at December 18, 2020 05:05 PM (GbPPJ)


IIRC , Constantine is one of your favorites.

Posted by: Mr. Meeseeks, Look at me at December 18, 2020 05:09 PM (2DOZq)

412 Bad Boys is a good movie even though I hate Sean Penn and he is good in Taps as well. Before his asshole politics overpowered everything.

Posted by: steevy at December 18, 2020 05:09 PM (wgghp)

413 I really like The Usual Suspects.

It might be my favorite movie, despite have two confirmed gay pedos in it, possibly written by a third....which...really suck.

But the movie itself is so good. Even if you know the Twist going in, it's got so many good performances and turns. Great film made by horrible people.

. . . .

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Pick your partners for the Dance





"Old MacDonald had a farm . . .

and on that farm he . . . shot some guys . . . "

Posted by: Sharkman at December 18, 2020 05:09 PM (1YlHz)

414 406
Now that's something I could get into, but Netflix, damnit.
Posted by: WeBoned! at December 18, 2020 05:08 PM (8k7U7)


It's a Brit TV show and I don't know the it's produced for Netflix so maybe it's available elsewhere? Worth the look.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 18, 2020 05:09 PM (s2VJv)

415 If you want a movie that takes itself seriously but has silly plot but is generally a great movie with many many memorable lines, watch They Live. This movie was meant to be seen in 2020.

Posted by: Mr. Anderson at December 18, 2020 05:09 PM (C7GtL)

416 I like the 2006 BBC version of Jane Eyre.

Ruth Wilson, a new comer at the time, is quirkily beautiful as Jane.

Toby Stephens, Maggie Smiths's son, is a very good Rochester.

Posted by: browndog at December 18, 2020 05:10 PM (BgMrQ)

417 If you took everything awful about the Matrix and made a movie, it would be Johnny Pneumatic.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at December 18, 2020 05:10 PM (scZXh)

418 I saw South Parks 'Inception ' parody before seeing the actual movie. When I finally did see the movie, I couldn't stop laughing.

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 18, 2020 05:10 PM (bgFXn)

419 IIRC , Constantine is one of your favorites.
Posted by: Mr. Meeseeks, Look at me at December 18, 2020 05:09 PM (2DOZq)

Constantine is a good movie. Peter Stormare is effing awesome in it.

Posted by: Jordan61 at December 18, 2020 05:10 PM (Ez6QX)

420 >>We have identified 5 basic scripts. "Oh, this one is Fake Boyfriend!" She likes the one with "Prince Accidentally in America"


Also: "We have to save the family businesss from greedy developers!" and "do I take the promotion in the big city, or do I stay in the small home town because my family needs me?"

Posted by: Lizzy at December 18, 2020 05:10 PM (bDqIh)

421 410 The Crazies is good but depressing.

Posted by: steevy at December 18, 2020 05:10 PM (wgghp)

422 Congrats on the job, Bif!

Posted by: flounder at December 18, 2020 05:10 PM (KnJdm)

423 > I'm not a big horror movie guy, but over Halloween I watched "Howl"

I was really surprised when they approached me about making a movie out of that. I was all "How the fuck are you going to make a film out of a nonsensical Beat poem?"

What the hell, the check cleared, so I'm good with it.

Posted by: Allen Ginsberg at December 18, 2020 05:10 PM (6dXV7)

424 I don't watch enough movies to make recommendations.
However, I'm reading Antifragile by Nicholas Taleb and I recommend it.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at December 18, 2020 05:11 PM (lgiXo)

425 She's not. She's like 10 years younger. She's two years younger than me.
Posted by: Jordan61
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I see that now... she looks older than you and Keanu at any rate. I'm sure she's a lovely person.

Posted by: lin-duh at December 18, 2020 05:11 PM (UUBmN)

426 watched The Wilds on amazon prime
Lost / Hunger Games with teenage girls
goshdarnit season 1 ends on a cliffhanger

The villain is a lefty doing villainy for leftist reasons - I'm as pleasantly surprised at that as I was when I watched the Kingsman movie

warning there is a lesbian couple with lez backstories
and a stereotypical superstrict Christian family backstory for one character

overall ok watch

Posted by: vmom Trump Won! at December 18, 2020 05:11 PM (nUhF0)

427 IIRC , Constantine is one of your favorites.
Posted by: Mr. Meeseeks, Look at me at December 18, 2020 05:09 PM (2DOZq)



Love that movie. That's another movie with Tilda in it and I was all omg it's CHEATING to cast Tilda as an ambiguously gendered angel. I mean c'mon.

Posted by: alexthechick - Boobs and hysteria at December 18, 2020 05:11 PM (GbPPJ)

428 Posted by: Jordan61 at December 18, 2020 05:10 PM (Ez6QX)


MR. Jordan back on his feet?

Posted by: flounder at December 18, 2020 05:11 PM (KnJdm)

429 It's a Brit TV show and I don't know the it's produced for Netflix so maybe it's available elsewhere? Worth the look.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 18, 2020 05:09 PM (s2VJv)


Yeah, I'm gonna try finding it elsewhere.

Posted by: WeBoned! at December 18, 2020 05:11 PM (8k7U7)

430 415 And Carpenter meant it to portray the evil of....Ronald Reagan.

Posted by: steevy at December 18, 2020 05:11 PM (wgghp)

431 Bad Boys is a good movie even though I hate Sean Penn and he is good in Taps as well. Before his asshole politics overpowered everything.
Posted by: steevy at December 18, 2020 05:09 PM (wgg

Bad Boys is one of my favorites. I like prison movies though. Never tried to figure out why.

Posted by: Mr. Meeseeks, Look at me at December 18, 2020 05:11 PM (2DOZq)

432 Arranged flower delivery + a box of chocolates to my sister. First time I've ever been able to bring myself to send flowers other than for a funeral, it just seems like a highish $ frivolity. But makes no sense to send her a check and I had nothing in mind to buy her and its very late so florist to the rescue. I wanted to send wine but I don't think its available there. At any rate drizly didn't offer the option and I didn't explore the wine specific outfits. I know zero about wine, just that she drinks it.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at December 18, 2020 05:12 PM (Aashi)

433
Colors was pretty cool. And I hope Sean Penn gets strung up. He deserves it. Shilled for Chavez.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at December 18, 2020 05:12 PM (Zm/Ey)

434 417 If you took everything awful about the Matrix and made a movie, it would be Johnny Pneumatic.

Posted by: BourbonChicken

sounds like a p0rno

Posted by: vmom Trump Won! at December 18, 2020 05:12 PM (nUhF0)

435 Congratulations! What job?

Posted by: lin-duh at December 18, 2020 05:01 PM (UUBmN)

I got poached from within my own company to take a technical director position as a systems engineering and integration lead.

Posted by: BifBewalski AOS Moron at December 18, 2020 05:12 PM (VcFUs)

436 417 If you took everything awful about the Matrix and made a movie, it would be Johnny Pneumatic.

I'm going to assume that autocorrupt punked you and you meant Johnny Mnemonic. Yeah, a great short story made into a lousy movie.

Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg at December 18, 2020 05:12 PM (qc+VF)

437
So, Maricopa County is defying court ordered subpoena to examine the Dominion machines and records.

But Joe Biden won fair and square.

sidebar

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 18, 2020 05:12 PM (s2VJv)

438 Netflix has a new show coming titled Praise Satan. So Judgment is coming, sooner rather than later I think

Posted by: Jmel at December 18, 2020 05:12 PM (+08mn)

439 MR. Jordan back on his feet?
Posted by: flounder at December 18, 2020 05:11 PM (KnJdm)

Well, he never really got sick to begin with, but smell and taste are coming back.

Posted by: Jordan61 at December 18, 2020 05:12 PM (Ez6QX)

440 434
417 If you took everything awful about the Matrix and made a movie, it would be Johnny Pneumatic.



Posted by: BourbonChicken



sounds like a p0rno

Posted by: vmom Trump Won! at December 18, 2020 05:12 PM (nUhF0)

It blows.

Posted by: flounder at December 18, 2020 05:13 PM (KnJdm)

441 407

Mia Sara, not Sorvino. And the demon is Tim Curry.
Posted by: Jordan61 at December 18, 2020 05:08 PM (Ez6QX)


Yep, that's right. You like that scene? I thought i was excellent.

Posted by: tubal at December 18, 2020 05:13 PM (bCLt0)

442 433
Colors was pretty cool. And I hope Sean Penn gets strung up. He deserves it. Shilled for Chavez.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at December 18, 2020 05:12 PM (Zm/Ey)


Maria Conchita Alonzo absolutely loathes Penn for his communism schtick.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 18, 2020 05:13 PM (s2VJv)

443 So, Maricopa County is defying court ordered subpoena to examine the Dominion machines and records.

But Joe Biden won fair and square.

sidebar
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 18, 2020 05:12 PM (s2VJv)

Amazing what these donk turds get away with

Posted by: CN at December 18, 2020 05:13 PM (ONvIw)

444 439
MR. Jordan back on his feet?

Posted by: flounder at December 18, 2020 05:11 PM (KnJdm)



Well, he never really got sick to begin with, but smell and taste are coming back.

Posted by: Jordan61 at December 18, 2020 05:12 PM (Ez6QX)

Fool. I would have milked that for all it's worth.

Posted by: flounder at December 18, 2020 05:13 PM (KnJdm)

445 431 There are some good ones. Try Brute Force an early Burt Lancaster movie( I think it was his second movie)

Posted by: steevy at December 18, 2020 05:14 PM (wgghp)

446 439 MR. Jordan back on his feet?
Posted by: flounder at December 18, 2020 05:11 PM (KnJdm)

Well, he never really got sick to begin with, but smell and taste are coming back.
Posted by: Jordan61 at December 18, 2020 05:12 PM (Ez6QX)

How long did it take? Mine came back in around 5 days.

Posted by: tubal at December 18, 2020 05:14 PM (bCLt0)

447 Mia Sara is Ferris's girlfriend, right?

She was real nekkid in Timecop.

Posted by: blaster at December 18, 2020 05:14 PM (ZfRYq)

448 I'm reading "Mere Christianity."

It's uplifting and frightening..... both.

Posted by: nurse ratched




The IRL connection between C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien is very interesting, and is the subject of an excellent book:

https://tinyurl.com/Hobbit-Wardrobe-Great-War

Posted by: Sharkman at December 18, 2020 05:14 PM (1YlHz)

449 I know zero about wine, just that she drinks it.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at December 18, 2020 05:12 PM (Aashi)

Insider tip.

The better the graphics on the box, the better the wine.

Posted by: LOL at December 18, 2020 05:14 PM (lOr+7)

450 The left is pushing bigly today for old white people to NOT get the vaccine. Instead give it to non white young people.

Posted by: Asshoes at December 18, 2020 05:14 PM (5AOPr)

451 She's not. She's like 10 years younger. She's two years younger than me.
Posted by: Jordan61
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I see that now... she looks older than you and Keanu at any rate. I'm sure she's a lovely person.
Posted by: lin-duh at December 18, 2020 05:11 PM (UUBmN)


IIRC, she said she hair started going white in her 20s and she finally said screw it and stopped dying her hair.

Posted by: alexthechick - Boobs and hysteria at December 18, 2020 05:14 PM (GbPPJ)

452 Anyone ever seen Keanu with a female on his arm that wasn't his Mom? How about any long term female relationship?



Oh, and I got the job.

Posted by: BifBewalski AOS Moron at December 18, 2020 04:59 PM (VcFUs)





Sounds like congrats are in order!



No question, Reeves is gay. Or bi. Or whatever.



Which is fine. His life and all that.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 18, 2020 05:04 PM (hku12)

There is no indication that Reeves is gay. He was in along term relationship with a women that ended about as tragically as it could have back in the '90s. They had a baby girl that was stillborn. Her death sent his girlfriend into a tailspin that ended with her suicide (or car accident if you believe that someone would accidentally accelerate into three parked cars). He seemed to be a recluse after that.

Recently, he has been dating a woman named Alexandra Grant who... shocking for a Hollywood star's dating material... only a few years younger than him. It is actually nice to see him with a regular woman instead of the plastic women most guys in his position go for. He has always struck me as just a regular really nice guy.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at December 18, 2020 05:14 PM (946rW)

453 I see that now... she looks older than you and Keanu at any rate. I'm sure she's a lovely person.
Posted by: lin-duh at December 18, 2020 05:11 PM (UUBmN)

When they first emerged as a couple, I was really surprised at how young she actually was. Good for him, and her.

Posted by: Jordan61 at December 18, 2020 05:14 PM (Ez6QX)

454 440 434
417 If you took everything awful about the Matrix and made a movie, it would be Johnny Pneumatic.
Posted by: BourbonChicken

sounds like a p0rno

Posted by: vmom Trump Won! at December 18, 2020 05:12 PM (nUhF0)

It blows.
Posted by: flounder at December 18, 2020 05:13 PM (KnJdm)


Riveting...

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 18, 2020 05:14 PM (s2VJv)

455 Bif great on the job

Posted by: Skip at December 18, 2020 05:14 PM (Cxk7w)

456 Hallmark movie treatment I wrote for the ONT a year or so ago:

Up-and-coming young lawyer/single mother Alexandra Adams (known as Sandy to her friends) get burned out after losing a case where an evil greeting card company plagiarizes the insipid verses of a kindly old lady, leaving her penniless and eating cat food to survive.

Sandy accepts a position in a law firm in a small mountain town, which is run by Grant Sommers. The town is in a severe depression due to the local mine having laid off nearly all its employees some years ago, leaving only a skeleton staff.


Grant is a major dick, causing poor Sandy to wonder if she made a mistake by leaving the big city.
Then she happens to see Grant picking up his cute but autistic son Timmy from his hell-spawned ex-wife, Heather, and melts as she sees the intense love between father and son.


While doing billing, she finds out that Grant is spending virtually all of his money to not only keep Timmy in an expensive private academy, but is also picking up the tab for the children of the laid-off miners in town, including her own special-needs (but again, terminally cute) daughter Sally.

Now she understands why Grant is so driven, and, after several nasty run-ins with Heather in local businesses, she understands why Grant is unable to trust women and may never be able to Love Again.

Then Grant and Sandy get snowed in at the office, with no power, and only a gallon of high-test eggnog and a stack of legal briefs to burn in the fireplace to keep them warm.

Cut to next morning (this is a Hallmark movie, no actual sex is shown on screen).

Grant is now a completely different character. He's laughing and smiling again.


(insert subplot here where Heather and Grant threaten to get back together for the sake of Timmy, and Sandy alternates between trying to sabotage the reconciliation and feeling guilty for trying to keep Timmy from having an intact home).


Enter Rod Brockman, the suave, widowed father of five and CEO of a transnational mining firm. All fear that he has come to close down the town's mine permanently, eliminating the last few jobs that remain.

Instead, after much suspense, he announces that the town's mine will be reopening and expanding, not closing, meaning that the locals will all have high-paying jobs for Christmas. He issues large bonus checks to the formerly laid-off miners.

Rod sweeps Heather off her feet, causing her to transform from Terminator Bitch to Olivia Walton, and Rod and Heather and Grant and Sandy get together with the other townspeople in front of the giant fireplace at the ski lodge to sing Christmas carols and hug each other, while all the photogenic moppets play with toys underneath a tree the size of a sequoia.

Roll credits.

Posted by: Allen Ginsberg at December 18, 2020 05:14 PM (6dXV7)

457 Colors did some filming in my hood. Night stuff mostly. Got to see a bit, but not much.

Posted by: BoyleHeights at December 18, 2020 05:14 PM (g741k)

458 How long did it take? Mine came back in around 5 days.
Posted by: tubal at December 18, 2020 05:14 PM (bCLt0)

It was the day or two before Thanksgiving that it started, and it's not back completely yet.

Posted by: Jordan61 at December 18, 2020 05:15 PM (Ez6QX)

459 436 It was bad but that energy whip(?) was so cool

Posted by: steevy at December 18, 2020 05:15 PM (wgghp)

460 Sock off, dammit.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 18, 2020 05:15 PM (6dXV7)

461 I just heard of a young girl, early 20's, who got it 3 months ago and still hasn't gotten her smell and taste back fully.

Posted by: lin-duh at December 18, 2020 05:15 PM (UUBmN)

462 Ace how did Trump allow the biggest cyber attack on history to happen?
Why hasn't he even mentioned it ?

Posted by: Kurt at December 18, 2020 05:15 PM (1rSdG)

463 Maricopa County refusing to comply with a subpoena demanding they turn over all Dominion voting machines for a forensic audit.

LONG past time Trump should have sent the U.S. Marshalls in to seize every single Dominion machine!

Posted by: Sam Adams at December 18, 2020 05:15 PM (VDbGO)

464 415 If you want a movie that takes itself seriously but has silly plot but is generally a great movie with many many memorable lines, watch They Live. This movie was meant to be seen in 2020.

Posted by: Mr. Anderson



That is one of my favorite movies. OBEY!

430 415 And Carpenter meant it to portray the evil of....Ronald Reagan.
Posted by: steevy



I know. It's hilarious. Kind of like The Wire. It was suppose to be an expose on the failure of the War on Drugs and instead you got to watch what happens when one political party runs an American city into the ground.

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 18, 2020 05:15 PM (bgFXn)

465 The left is pushing bigly today for old white people to NOT get the vaccine. Instead give it to non white young people.

Posted by: Asshoes at December 18, 2020 05:14 PM (5AOPr)

Who do not need it. But then this may just be another push toward genocide (right along with PP) if the vaccine truly does sterilize some people.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at December 18, 2020 05:16 PM (946rW)

466 Sorry, but From Here to Eternity is probably one of the best movies ever made. Also, 12 O'Clock High, which we are still using in military leadership training

Posted by: Marcus T at December 18, 2020 05:16 PM (VpIIl)

467 I know it's Netflix but I like this show called "The Repair Shop." People bring in old family heirlooms for repair.

Pleasant, sometimes very moving.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton


The only thing I watch on my pirated Netflix.

Posted by: Infidel at werk at December 18, 2020 05:16 PM (/oG9s)

468 Yep, that's right. You like that scene? I thought i was excellent.
Posted by: tubal at December 18, 2020 05:13 PM (bCLt0)

I liked the whole movie!

Posted by: Jordan61 at December 18, 2020 05:17 PM (Ez6QX)

469 Rod sweeps Heather off her feet, causing her to transform from Terminator Bitch to Olivia Walton, and Rod and Heather and Grant and Sandy get together with the other townspeople in front of the giant fireplace at the ski lodge to sing Christmas carols and hug each other, while all the photogenic moppets play with toys underneath a tree the size of a sequoia.

Roll credits.
Posted by: Allen Ginsberg at December 18, 2020 05:14 PM (6dXV7)


Ooh I saw that one!

Posted by: blaster at December 18, 2020 05:17 PM (ZfRYq)

470 457 Colors did some filming in my hood. Night stuff mostly. Got to see a bit, but not much.
Posted by: BoyleHeights at December 18, 2020 05:14 PM (g741k)


I shuttled about 8 years between LA and NYC. Did my time in show biz and got the hell out.

Now Hymietown is going to the dogs. And rats.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 18, 2020 05:17 PM (s2VJv)

471 Nood Kill de ol whitey's

Posted by: clutch cargo now with 21% more FUCKITOL at December 18, 2020 05:17 PM (L8ADy)

472 Roll credits.
Posted by: Allen Ginsberg at December 18, 2020 05:14 PM (6dXV7)

Admit it. You're a writer for Hallmark.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Confuzzled at December 18, 2020 05:17 PM (x8Wzq)

473 466 That B-17 that belly lands in the beginning . They actually did that with a stunt pilot. Amazing

Posted by: steevy at December 18, 2020 05:17 PM (wgghp)

474 If you want well done disturbing, and no happy ending, 30 Days of Night is for you. That movie bothered me.

Posted by: tubal at December 18, 2020 05:17 PM (bCLt0)

475 Very, very good movie.

Posted by: Sharkman




Robert Pattinson was really excellent. Oscar worthy.

Posted by: Mr. Meeseeks, Look at me



Agreed.

Posted by: Sharkman at December 18, 2020 05:17 PM (1YlHz)

476 349 SC dismisses a challenge to the Trump administration's order to not count illegals in the census.
Because....the plaintiffs lack standing.
--------------

I haven't seen this little standing since Wheelchair Basketball.

Posted by: ... at December 18, 2020 05:18 PM (uEbPt)

477 If I got Covid-19 lack of taste and smell I would get my fill of broccoli, cilantro and asparagus before it ended.

Posted by: Skip at December 18, 2020 05:18 PM (Cxk7w)

478 466 Sorry, but From Here to Eternity is probably one of the best movies ever made. Also, 12 O'Clock High, which we are still using in military leadership training
Posted by: Marcus T at December 18, 2020 05:16 PM (VpIIl)


The flying scenes in "The War Lover" are outstanding. Except for when the model plane gets shot down and the toy parachutist is on fire.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 18, 2020 05:18 PM (s2VJv)

479 My wife has taken to watching Hallmark and Up. It is a desire for normalcy. I have gotten dragged into it.

We have identified 5 basic scripts. "Oh, this one is Fake Boyfriend!" She likes the one with "Prince Accidentally in America"

Also, now, I am like "OMG she got the job at the museum!"
Posted by: blaster at December 18, 2020 05:08 PM (ZfRYq)

I used to be that way with my mom's Romance novels when I exhausted the books i packed on Xmas vacation. Some are decently written and while the story arc is a formula they follow to satisfy the audience many if not most other fiction follows similar formulas.

Posted by: Oldcat at December 18, 2020 05:18 PM (eoQWY)

480 464 415 If you want a movie that takes itself seriously but has silly plot but is generally a great movie with many many memorable lines, watch They Live. This movie was meant to be seen in 2020.

Posted by: Mr. Anderson


That is one of my favorite movies. OBEY!

430 415 And Carpenter meant it to portray the evil of....Ronald Reagan.
Posted by: steevy


I know. It's hilarious. Kind of like The Wire. It was suppose to be an expose on the failure of the War on Drugs and instead you got to watch what happens when one political party runs an American city into the ground.

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 18, 2020 05:15 PM (bgFXn)


The best part is when South Park choreographed the fight scene, but used Jimmy and Timmy as the fighters. There is a ewetube with split screen synced up. It's fooking hilarious.

Posted by: BifBewalski AOS Moron at December 18, 2020 05:18 PM (VcFUs)

481 Waking Ned Devine is good viewing.
---------------------
I rewatched it on TV literally just yesterday.

Posted by: andycanuck at December 18, 2020 05:18 PM (UDapT)

482 477 If I got Covid-19 lack of taste and smell I would get my fill of broccoli, cilantro and asparagus before it ended.
Posted by: Skip at December 18, 2020 05:18 PM (Cxk7w)


Raw garlic shooters.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 18, 2020 05:18 PM (s2VJv)

483 If you want well done disturbing, and no happy ending, 30 Days of Night is for you. That movie bothered me.
Posted by: tubal at December 18, 2020 05:17 PM (bCLt0)

I like that movie a lot, too. Although I'm not crazy about Danny Huston, generally.

Posted by: Jordan61 at December 18, 2020 05:18 PM (Ez6QX)

484 IIRC, she said she hair started going white in her 20s and she finally said screw it and stopped dying her hair.

Posted by: alexthechick - Boobs and hysteria at December 18, 2020 05:14 PM (GbPPJ)

My hair started going white when I was 16 or so. It was pretty much pure white by the time I was in my mid 30s. I stopped fighting it when I hit 40:-P

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at December 18, 2020 05:18 PM (946rW)

485 I see that now... she looks older than you and Keanu at any rate. I'm sure she's a lovely person.
Posted by: lin-duh at December 18, 2020 05:11 PM (UUBmN)

When they first emerged as a couple, I was really surprised at how young she actually was. Good for him, and her.
Posted by: Jordan61
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I did not mean that in a snarky way. I really am glad that he's dating what appears to be a regular, down to earth type of person. It shows he is not the shallow type which is refreshing. I also like how he can make fun of himself. Plus, he does 3-gun...

Posted by: lin-duh at December 18, 2020 05:19 PM (UUBmN)

486 The IRL connection between C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien is very interesting, and is the subject of an excellent book:

https://tinyurl.com/Hobbit-Wardrobe-Great-War

Posted by: Sharkman



They used to meet for lunch in some pub in Oxford. I've been inside it. I only know because there is a plaque outside saying so. You go inside and it's just an ordinary English pub. Decent food and ale. Can't remember the name of it.

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 18, 2020 05:20 PM (bgFXn)

487 I found The Science of Sci Fi by Erin McDonald to be fascinating and Anyway You Can by Dr Annette Bosworth is the most understandable book about the science of the ketogenic diet I've come across.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at December 18, 2020 05:21 PM (lgiXo)

488 I did not mean that in a snarky way. I really am glad that he's dating what appears to be a regular, down to earth type of person. It shows he is not the shallow type which is refreshing. I also like how he can make fun of himself. Plus, he does 3-gun...
Posted by: lin-duh at December 18, 2020 05:19 PM (UUBmN)

Oh, I didn't think you meant it snarky!

Posted by: Jordan61 at December 18, 2020 05:22 PM (Ez6QX)

489 One of my computer clients was Southwestern Bag in downtown L.A. .. his building was used in many many films. Always film crews around and actor trailers. Got to see some stars from afar. I wasn't interested since when they were filming it made it hard to get to the accounting offices way back of the building. From Terminator to Inspector Gadget and tons of TV. Building looked like a police precinct so it was used for that a lot.

Posted by: BoyleHeights at December 18, 2020 05:22 PM (g741k)

490 I think Ace liked it back in the day.

Posted by: simplemind



Chuck is the greatest love story Hollywood has produced in 60 years, hidden within a goofy spy tale.

Posted by: Sharkman at December 18, 2020 05:23 PM (1YlHz)

491 I think Ace liked it back in the day.



Posted by: simplemind







Chuck is the greatest love story Hollywood has produced in 60 years, hidden within a goofy spy tale.

Posted by: Sharkman at December 18, 2020 05:23 PM (1YlHz)

I own all of the seasons of Chuck I loved it so much.

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at December 18, 2020 05:24 PM (946rW)

492 I loved The Death of Stalin. I'm sure there were a lot of inaccuracies, but it didn't matter. Everyone tiptoeing around on eggshells, waiting for someone in the cabal to make a move. Watching each other, wondering if they could make a move. It was just as I imagined matters stood in th days following Stalin's death.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin -- current occupation: cat furniture at December 18, 2020 05:24 PM (hfuUh)

493
Gibson movie

"Dragged across concrete"

not the feel good movie of the year

intense as all get out tho

cop drama/ bank robbers - wild wild - no spoilers.

Posted by: simplemind at December 18, 2020 05:24 PM (5NRsq)

494 > Admit it. You're a writer for Hallmark.

Nah...I've just seen a fair number of them. The late Mrs. Borgia, whose taste was excellent in most things, was a fan. I think it has something to do with having a vagina.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 18, 2020 05:25 PM (6dXV7)

495 Chuck is the greatest love story Hollywood has produced in 60 years, hidden within a goofy spy tale.
Posted by: Sharkman at December 18, 2020 05:23 PM (1YlHz)

I started watching it on your recommendation. Very good show. But then someone said the ending was shit. Is that true? I'm in the fourth season.

Posted by: ... at December 18, 2020 05:25 PM (uEbPt)

496 I think Ace liked it back in the day.



Posted by: simplemind







Chuck is the greatest love story Hollywood has produced in 60 years, hidden within a goofy spy tale.

Posted by: Sharkman at December 18, 2020 05:23 PM (1YlHz)

I own all of the seasons of Chuck I loved it so much.
==
that's fanatastic news.

now I know what to get my unmarried brother for his birthday.

Posted by: simplemind at December 18, 2020 05:25 PM (SDIfh)

497 Can't make heads or tails out of this review. Does he actually like "Fatman," or is this just a meta thing?

Posted by: Caliban at December 18, 2020 05:26 PM (HgGBT)

498 I own all of the seasons of Chuck I loved it so much.
Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at December 18, 2020 05:24 PM (946rW)

We (wife and I) kind of got bogged down in the last season or two, but Chuck is definitely a keeper in the DVD catalog.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Confuzzled at December 18, 2020 05:26 PM (x8Wzq)

499 I liked the remake of The Crazies with him in it because he's in it.

Posted by: alexthechick - Boobs and hysteria




*fistbump*

Posted by: Sharkman at December 18, 2020 05:26 PM (1YlHz)

500 I got poached from within my own company to take a technical director position as a systems engineering and integration lead.

Posted by: BifBewalski AOS Moron




That's great news. Well done.

Posted by: Sharkman at December 18, 2020 05:29 PM (1YlHz)

501 I've just finished listening to the Audible versions of the C.S. Lewis space trilogy. I think they were great. Listening to the books give a different perspective than reading them.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at December 18, 2020 05:29 PM (lgiXo)

502 I liked the remake of The Crazies with him in it because he's in it.

Posted by: alexthechick - Boobs and hysteria

I like Timothy Oliphant because he is always at least 40% pissed off. Plus, it is clear he practices the quick-draw.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Confuzzled at December 18, 2020 05:31 PM (x8Wzq)

503 Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at December 18, 2020 04:51 PM (lJuMe)

Best book on Pinochet?

Posted by: Gilded at December 18, 2020 05:32 PM (BRkq2)

504 Check out 'Wayne', I think you'll like it.

Posted by: steve walsh at December 18, 2020 05:33 PM (HgKke)

505 Speaking of vampires, I love Byzantium more than I should. Interesting take on vampirism and Gemma Arterton is fabulous in it. There's a scene where it is her and a guy and you know how it's going to end but the pacing is just perfect.
Posted by: alexthechick

I like Byzantium
I also like Constantine

Posted by: vmom Trump Won! at December 18, 2020 05:33 PM (nUhF0)

506 349 SC dismisses a challenge to the Trump administration's order to not count illegals in the census.
Because....the plaintiffs lack standing.

Sounds good, but it's not. It simply means that when another administration decides to count everyone here , sometimes twice , then no one will be able to challenge it. Because , standing. Another punt by the SC, instead of rendering a decision on the matter.
Posted by: Jen the original at December 18, 2020 04:58 PM (ClLSB)
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Good point.

Posted by: Gilded at December 18, 2020 05:33 PM (BRkq2)

507 I started watching it on your recommendation. Very good show. But then someone said the ending was shit. Is that true? I'm in the fourth season.

Posted by: ...




Three Dots, if you're still here:

The ending is rough, but is a happy ending after all. The entire series is tied up pretty well.

Posted by: Sharkman at December 18, 2020 05:35 PM (1YlHz)

508 The ending is rough, but is a happy ending after all. The entire series is tied up pretty well.
Posted by: Sharkman at December 18, 2020 05:35 PM (1YlHz)

Ok, thanks!

Posted by: ... at December 18, 2020 05:38 PM (uEbPt)

509
If you took everything awful about the Matrix and made a movie, it would be Johnny Pneumatic.

I'm going to assume that autocorrupt punked you and you meant Johnny Mnemonic. Yeah, a great short story made into a lousy movie.
Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg at December 18, 2020 05:12 PM (qc+VF)








I recently rewatched it and when it came to the dolphin scene, I started laughing because I couldn't get that ONE scene from The Boys out of my head. The one where The Deep "rescues" the dolphin with the truck...

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 18, 2020 05:43 PM (EGyGV)

510 Quit stealing my shtick, Mel.

Posted by: Fat Batman at December 18, 2020 05:54 PM (v0R5T)

511 Jen, Related point:

AFTER but not before the GOP gets its amnesty and immigration bill by illegally removing PDT, they will "get serious" about non-citizens not voting..

Posted by: Gilded at December 18, 2020 05:57 PM (BRkq2)

512 287 The First Circle. AS spent some time working in a gulag scientific research institute (?); this novel is set in a sharashka.

Posted by: motionview

Thank you
Posted by: Sharkman at December 18, 2020 04:47 PM (1YlHz)
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Thanks.

Posted by: Gilded at December 18, 2020 06:04 PM (BRkq2)

513 you're right, watched last weekend and find nothing to argue with. Good film. Got my eye on you.....

Posted by: Dandor the Realanator at December 18, 2020 07:29 PM (bhT9a)

514 So on a scale of 1 to 100 for violent dramas, where 100 is Get Carter, where does this one rank?

Posted by: Bud Norton at December 18, 2020 07:33 PM (q9py7)

515 Wow. I mean .....WOW. This movie is PAINFUL to watch so far, 25 minutes in. The director and writer are EVISCERATING modern culture, the government, and society. But damn, it is SO spot on. Highly recommended.

Posted by: Eric at December 18, 2020 07:42 PM (TjQkV)

516 Just watched it.
Thanks for the recommendation Ace.
I liked it and completely agree with your comments.
This may be Gibson at his Gibsonest.

I love that the antagonist is named "Skinny man."

Posted by: That guy at December 18, 2020 10:39 PM (jYQlA)

517 After a bad kid gets coal for Christmas, he puts out a hit on a "reimagined" Santa Clause.

Stunningly bad. Just indescribably stupid. Unforgivably horrible.

Avoid at all costs. Listen to Ace on politics, not movies.

Posted by: William Taylor at December 19, 2020 07:01 AM (6Na5/)

518 Reading a great history of the founding of Australia: The Fatal Shore by Robert Hughes

Posted by: Jason at December 19, 2020 09:06 AM (blG2/)

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