Christian Toto: Even the Liberal Deadline is Complaining About the #WokeLecture Oscars
Plus, Movie Revews: Ford V. Ferrari and Escape Room

The "far-left" Deadline complained:

What I did mind was a sinking feeling that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, for all its inclusiveness, had wound up excluding more viewers than ever.


Toto writes:

The site's columnist dragged the Oscar ceremony in ways that sounded like a right winger's lament, dubbing the night "an evening of cultural instruction." That's a fancy way of saying, "woke."

The column ends by praising the one comedian who dared target La La Land recently.

Extend a hand, and someone will take it. Deliver a muddled, dressed-up lecture (with music), and you validate what Ricky Gervais so chillingly said at the Golden Globes in January: "No one cares about movies anymore."

As I've mentioned, I want them to get #Woker. I don't want them to realize they're going bankrupt until after the banks foreclose their asses.

Don't cave in to Right-Wing Pressure, Hollywood! You are artists -- we need you to exhibit the bravery that we Civilians could never even aspire to have!

Be brave, be strong, and above all -- Be Woke, Hollywood!

You fly those freak-flags. You fly them high and proud.

And you greenlight that Charlie's Angels sequel with an all-trans cast. And you greenlight that Terminator Sequel starring Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Greta Thunberg.

Here are two quick reviews of movies I saw. I don't watch many movies any more. They're terrible.

But these were good.

Ford V. Ferrari. A good movie and recommended.

Here's where I depart from many: I wouldn't say it's great. I would say if you expect great, you will be disappointed. It's not great.

But it is good, and worth watching. Good is good enough, especially by today's standards.

My problems with the movie are these:

1. I expected more Apollo 13 style "let's engineer our way around this problem with the car" stuff. I was thinking that would be the main fare in the movie, especially afrer the opening set-up stuff about how difficult it is to build a car that is fast enough and durable enough to spend 24 straight hours racing over LeMans' not-so-great roads.

There's really only one Major Thing like that. And it's more a case of Rules Engineering than engineering with steel. It's interesting, but not what I was hoping for.

Did you guys see Tucker: A Man and His Dream? I only dimly remember it, but I remember a lot of stuff involving the small team of engineers hand-building the Tucker prototype. I loved that stuff.

In Ford V. Ferrari, they're often in a garage (a hangar used as a garage), but you just see people doing mechanic-type things in background.

2. I didn't see the main characters as anything except Matt Damon and Christian Bale acting on screen. The Matt Damon character -- Carol Shelby -- was barely characterized. He's just a Solid, Loyal Guy Who Loves Racing. I mean, that's great, but there's not much there beyond being a Good Guy Greg.

The Ken Miles character is given flaws -- he's so uncooperative with others he's self-destructive -- but he's played in a broad, nearly comical way that made it hard for me to take him seriously as a real person.

I hear the real Ken Miles was quite the character, but in the movie, I dunno, he comes off fake to me.

3. There is this Snidely Whiplash Interfering Executive at Ford who has the problem of the Villain who Does Evil Just to Do Evil. I mean, he does everything short of twirling his mustache and tying Ken Miles' wife to the railroad tracks. I get that he's a composite for all the bureaucratic bullshit at Ford, but... he doesn't work as a character. I don't buy him.

I did buy Henry Ford II. The part where Matt Damon kidnaps him is kind of silly, but I bought his performance and characterization.

The Lee Iacocca part was maybe good, but all I could see was The Punisher In a Suit.

So those are my complaints. But the movie is still good. The racing parts weren't as good as the racing parts in some other racing movies I've seen -- I remember being really thrilled by the racing in Days of Thunder -- but there was a scene of night-driving in the rain on not-so-great streets in Ford V. Ferrari that were really nice.

Great? No, not for me. It made me want to see the Ron Howard racing movie with Chris Hemsworth, which I've heard has some visceral racing scenes.

But it's definitely a good movie that almost everyone will like.

And also: The cars -- which I wanted a lot more of -- were of course gorgeous. Some of the best parts of the movie are just Matt Damon driving around in his roadster. Just beautiful cars, even the ones that are supposed to be clunky.

Oh, one last thing: In The Founder, the producers cooperated with the McDonald's corporation and changed some details to McDonald's PR benefit, in exchange for letting the filmmakers use their trademarks and stuff.

One thing the movie changed was claiming that a big dispute with the McDonald brothers was over using a cheaper, easier-to-make shake formula instead of real ice cream.

That happened, but much later. The actual dispute between Kroc and the Brothers McDonald was Kroc's desire to use frozen pre-cut french fries instead of the freshly cut ones the MacDonald's insisted on.

I think McDonald's wanted to avoid that knock on everyone's favorite McDonald's menu item.

Returning this to Ford v. Ferrari:

I'm pretty sure I saw no Ford trademarks or symbols in this movie. And I think I know why:

This movie was brutal to Ford. Ford Motor Co. was really the villain. Not Ferrari, but Ford.

I guess it's a good thing that the movie pulled no punches with Ford. But if you're a Ford fan expecting the movie to be a love letter to the Ford Motor Corporation... no, it's more like a poison pen letter.

Oh, one more good thing: There's a fair amount of Italian in the scenes where they meet with Ferarri.

Escape Room. I expected too much of Ford v. Ferrari and wound up a little underwhelmed. I expected nothing from Escape Room and... really liked it.

As soon as it was over, I started watching it again.

But then, five minutes in, I thought, "Wait, am I really watching Escape Room again? What the hell is wrong with me? Is my life this empty?"

And then I turned it off. Still -- I had the intent to watch it again.

Saw featured what would come to be known as an "escape room" and popularized real-life escape room entertainment in the US and the world.

And now the popularity of escape rooms inspires the movie Escape Room, which is just like Saw, except it's just like Saw.

Well, not exactly like it. The movie also borrows some ideas from Cabin in the Woods and Hostel.

But it's good. Not great -- obviously.

But if you're up for a contrived funhouse suspense movie, this should satisfy.

And I do say "suspense," because this is suspense-based horror movie, not a gore-based horror movie (as in Saw).

Only after the movie was over did I realize, "Wait, I've seen almost no blood at all." There is always a dark tone and atmosphere of menace, and some harrowing scenes of coming death and coming gore, but the camera never focuses on the deaths. It assumes you can fill in the blanks.

I felt like I was seeing blood, I guess. But I wasn't.

The movie, it turns out, was not rated R as I would have guessed. It's rated PG-13. Not for graphic violence, but for the constant suspense that some graphic violence is coming.

Here's the biggest knock I can lay on it, besides it borrowing from obvious sources: The characters are stock and stereotypes with almost nothing to them except the stereotype.

The "Game Geek Stereotype?" OMG, this is the stupidest rewrite of Dr. Sheldon Cooper, except even more divorced from reality. This guy is still arguing this is all just a game with "good special effects" after they're nearly incinerated by a fireball in the opening Oven Room Trap.

This guy's smart? He can't tell the difference between real fire and... carnival attraction special effects? He thinks the technology exists to make realistic fireballs (including blistering heat!) chase after you in a duct?

Does he think this movie takes place on the Holodeck of the Enterprise D?

Whatever, though. You gotta have the Nerd Stereotype.

And what about the stereotype of the smart, smarmy, manipulative White Wall Street Asshole who's about nothing but money and status and high-priced thrills?

Well, he's in this. But here's the twist:

He's black.

And I'm kind of pissed off that the beloved stock character of White Wall Street Asshole has been race-swapped. Will they ever stop taking from us?

The Designated Asshole Characters are really a problem. They're important stock characters in a horror movie, to be sure, but they're clumsily written.

They're assholes in unrealistic ways. Ways that don't help them. Ways that often seem unjustified, even in the tense circumstances. They're literally just being assholes to be assholes.

At some point, the Designated Assholes say things which are actually true like "We don't have time to mourn! We have literally minutes before this next trap kills us!," and then other people argue with them.

Because you gotta keep that pointless bickering going.

The Thing was a great movie for showing how people become realistically vicious to each other when under unbearable stress.

This movie, on the other hand, just has some Asshole Characters being assholes because they read in a screenwriting book that screenplays should include conflict.

This is really only a problem for the first half of the movie, though. After that, some Assholes are eliminated, and other assholes -- in a horror movie cliche that I still always love when I see it -- become much less assholish when they start to realize that maybe they should start cooperating a little if they want to live.

Oh, and some of the escape rooms -- death-traps, actually -- were really great production design. The Pool Hall Trap is my favorite, and I imagine everyone's favorite. All but the silly Outdoor Arctic Set (which I didn't buy, and seemed to almost be a Holodeck) were pretty good.

The movie ends strangely -- they decide they don't want to just bait a sequel. They decide they're going to get the ball rolling and film the first ten minutes of the sequel.

In fairness, I do want to see the sequel.

So kind of an interesting possible choice for a low-effort movie night. It's a horror movie, sort of, but without nasty graphic violence, and just a lot of fear of bloody death. The characters are stock as hell and spend the first forty minutes being way too bitchy and snarky and unpleasant, but they get better when they start realize that these "escape rooms" are not games but death-traps.


I know it's weird that I'm claiming Escape Room was more enjoyable than Ford v. Ferrari, but it's an expectations game, you know? That's why I'm trying to dampen expectations for FvF. It's good, yeah. Just... don't go in expecting something great, something like... Escape Room.

Posted by: Ace at 05:22 PM




Comments

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1 Ford V Ferrari was great!

Posted by: Dad of Six at February 13, 2020 05:22 PM (GEYBj)

2 Speaking of get woke go broke:

https://cosmicbook.news/star-trek-disaster-cbs-all-access-leaks

Posted by: PennStateMarine at February 13, 2020 05:23 PM (uHnPm)

3 You know what sucks? Libtard Hollyweird! Amirite, guise?

I mean, I buy and consoooom alll their products, but it all really sucks and is super woke.

Let me break down, in detail, all the super woke idiocy of the libtard media that I chose to pay for and consoooooom.

Consume product, then get excited for next product. I'm totally not an NPC by the way, because i DISAGREE with the products I consume.

Posted by: I'm consooooooooming soooo hard right now at February 13, 2020 05:24 PM (D+HKa)

4 I think 'woke' is wearing out its welcome with a LOT more people now.

Hollywood's box office and the Oscars ratings as prime indicators.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at February 13, 2020 05:24 PM (oVJmc)

5 I miss movies.

Posted by: Kazi at February 13, 2020 05:25 PM (0x00j)

6 I should watch Ford vs Ferrari this weekend.
I hate those orange red cars

Posted by: Skip at February 13, 2020 05:25 PM (ZCEU2)

7 they're still talking about fembots downtstairs...

Posted by: nurse ratched at February 13, 2020 05:25 PM (d7Ww2)

8 I just don't care about anything Hollywood.
Eff 'em.

Posted by: Diogenes at February 13, 2020 05:27 PM (mBL57)

9 8 I just don't care about anything Hollywood.
Eff 'em.
Posted by: Diogenes at February 13, 2020 05:27 PM (mBL57)


My feelings, recisely.

Posted by: Ladyl at February 13, 2020 05:28 PM (TdMsT)

10 MATT DAMON!

Posted by: Resist_we_Much at February 13, 2020 05:28 PM (BkYvb)

11 I have trouble caring what Hollywood does, but politics is downstream of culture. And we sure could use some good culture right about now.

Posted by: Murrican Ninja War Eeyore at February 13, 2020 05:28 PM (xptlg)

12 As I've mentioned, I want them to get #Woker. I don't want them to realize they're going bankrupt until after the banks foreclose their asses.

Don't cave in to Right-Wing Pressure, Hollywood! You are artists -- we need you to exhibit the bravery that we Civilians could never even aspire to have!

Be brave, be strong, and above all -- Be Woke, Hollywood!

You fly those freak-flags. You fly them high and proud.

++++++++++
Same page. Go whole-hog and choke on it until death.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 13, 2020 05:28 PM (I2dne)

13 Hm. I really want to do an Escape Room for my birthday. Prolly should avoid a horror movie based on the concept.

Posted by: Jordan61 at February 13, 2020 05:28 PM (Ez6QX)

14 I did see Tucker, and what I remember is wondering how they found so many old Tucker cars to use in the movie. I liked it.

Posted by: bluebell - NoVaMoMe2020! at February 13, 2020 05:28 PM (/669Q)

15 I'm from SE Michigan and grew up with this. A spot on portrayal of Hank the Deuce. I really enjoyed bringing my sons to the theater to see this.
As to the current FoMoCo thoughts on this movie- a Ford engineer was working on getting his whole department to see the movie. The management squashed it like a bug.

Posted by: Dad of Six at February 13, 2020 05:29 PM (GEYBj)

16 Glad I got pre-woke edit Three Stooges DVDs.

Posted by: henry at February 13, 2020 05:30 PM (J3Rfi)

17 To on YouTube and he barraged with are for Disney's "Zombies 2."

Or are they Bloomberg ads?

Posted by: Regular joe at February 13, 2020 05:30 PM (6/uwW)

18 Eric Broadly of Lola cars constructed the GT40. Shelby had very little to do with despite the film. Mostly hogwash.

Posted by: WeeKreek Farm Girl at February 13, 2020 05:30 PM (AhmRf)

19 So, Huawei is getting RICOed?

Is this news?

Posted by: not so at February 13, 2020 05:30 PM (HALdu)

20 Glad I got pre-woke edit Three Stooges DVDs.
Posted by: henry at February 13, 2020 05:30 PM (J3Rfi)
+++++++++++
Did they wokeify it? How? Isn't "idiot men bumbling around and doing juvenile hijinks" already compatible?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 13, 2020 05:31 PM (I2dne)

21 I haven't been to see a movie (theater or DVD) in several years, and based on all the many movie reviews here, I don't feel that I have missed anything whatsoever!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at February 13, 2020 05:31 PM (BiNEL)

22
Escape Room with Deborah Ann Woll.

Posted by: Ahwoo Flu at February 13, 2020 05:31 PM (inFcx)

23 >>>Escape Room with Deborah Ann Woll.


oh right -- both of the movies I saw have actors from The Punisher series.

Posted by: ace at February 13, 2020 05:32 PM (PbpT7)

24 Don't cave in to Right-Wing Pressure, Hollywood! You are artists -- we need you to exhibit the bravery that we Civilians could never even aspire to have!

But...But...we're STUNNING, TOO!


Posted by: Hollywood Dipshits at February 13, 2020 05:32 PM (OMsf+)

25 And again. They believe that somehow people are invested in the actors themselves, rather than the movies (stories and characters) they act in.

This to me is a large distinction:

-were women attracted to Leonardo Dicaprio in Titanic- or rather were they attracted to the ROMANCE of the story (as insipid as I found it?) Social climbing woman throws it all away (literally) for a scraggly ragamuffin set against the backdrop of a tragedy.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at February 13, 2020 05:32 PM (2B9A/)

26 Rush is the Howard film you're thinking about. It's excellent.

Posted by: Puddleglum at February 13, 2020 05:32 PM (XJHUz)

27 The surfer stuck on a rock with a shark movie is good.

Posted by: Jean at February 13, 2020 05:33 PM (U2fCD)

28 Joaquin Phoenix was really off the rails.

Cows bellowing in anguish as their calves are stolen from then and added insult as we steal their milk to put in our coffee?


Posted by: Ben Had at February 13, 2020 05:33 PM (CSvq/)

29 I'll definitely see Ford V. Ferrari via redbox for a buck, Escape Room was OK. Dr Sleep I loved.

Posted by: Dr Spank at February 13, 2020 05:33 PM (/OWSj)

30 -were women attracted to Leonardo Dicaprio in Titanic- or rather were they attracted to the ROMANCE of the story (as insipid as I found it?) Social climbing woman throws it all away (literally) for a scraggly ragamuffin set against the backdrop of a tragedy.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at February 13, 2020 05:32 PM (2B9A/)

Rose was the villain of that movie.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 13, 2020 05:33 PM (NWiLs)

31 The book "Go Like Hell" which I think the Ford vs. Ferrari movie was based on is a good read. The technology and engineering is fleshed out more.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at February 13, 2020 05:33 PM (3H9h1)

32 Shazam was actually quite good.

Posted by: steevy at February 13, 2020 05:33 PM (KNsKs)

33 >>>26 Rush is the Howard film you're thinking about. It's excellent.


Right! I knew it was a one-word title. I had written "Drive" but then deleted that when I remembered that was that boring Ryan Gosling movie.

Posted by: ace at February 13, 2020 05:33 PM (PbpT7)

34 29 I'll definitely see Ford V. Ferrari via redbox for a buck, Escape Room was OK. Dr Sleep I loved.
Posted by: Dr Spank at February 13, 2020 05:33 PM (/OWSj)

Ford Escape isn't all that exciting. Nice cup holders, I guess.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 13, 2020 05:34 PM (NWiLs)

35 More movie shit

I'm going to look at my ears

Posted by: REDACTED at February 13, 2020 05:34 PM (rpxSz)

36 I like Christian Toto. His site is a pain to navigate but I appreciate what he does. He has good taste in movies, mostly.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at February 13, 2020 05:34 PM (l4C/z)

37 McClatchy, nation's second largest news company, filed for bankruptcy.

Posted by: SMOD at February 13, 2020 05:34 PM (AJ21Q)

38 Moar stunning and brave, Hollywood. Hah.

TWO Ace movie reviews AND a new drift compatible podcast...you like me! You really like me!

Posted by: LizLem at February 13, 2020 05:34 PM (hvf9s)

39 I agree about Ford v. Ferrrari. I saw the problem as not being clear if it wanted to be a buddy movie or a man-against-the-system movie. It didn't fully work as either. I think Damon's characterization of Shelby was fair -- Shelby was a guy who had to work and cooperate with the corporations. I thought Bale tried hard to characterize Miles'es renegade-ness and seems to have studied his physicality, but you're right -- he comes off too broadly.

I don't know how he really told Miles about the final compromise, or how Miles took it. That was the defining moment. Always the problem with movies "based on a true story." All movies are fiction.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at February 13, 2020 05:34 PM (H8QX8)

40 >>>32 Shazam was actually quite good.


I liked it. But I found -- did you find this? -- the "Young Billy Batson" actually acts older and more mature than the aged-up Shazam Billy Batson, who acts like he's two years younger than Young Billy Batson.

Also, didn't love the climax.

but good stuff.

Posted by: ace at February 13, 2020 05:34 PM (PbpT7)

41 Has anyone seen Death Note from Netflix? I really liked that movie.

Posted by: Dr Spank at February 13, 2020 05:35 PM (/OWSj)

42 One good thing about Shazam:

I thought the villain's backstory was well-done. I understood why he was obsessed, and I liked seeing him working towards achieving his goal of obsession. He felt reasonably "real."

Posted by: ace at February 13, 2020 05:35 PM (PbpT7)

43 Wouldn't Cube be said to be the genesis of the escape room genre?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at February 13, 2020 05:35 PM (2B9A/)

44 hiya

Posted by: JT at February 13, 2020 05:36 PM (arJlL)

45 -were women attracted to Leonardo Dicaprio in
Titanic- or rather were they attracted to the ROMANCE of the story (as
insipid as I found it?) Social climbing woman throws it all away
(literally) for a scraggly ragamuffin set against the backdrop of a
tragedy.





Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at February 13, 2020 05:32 PM (2B9A/)

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Old Hollywood had actors who were actual stars. People came to see Bogart be Bogart. The movie was all about that.

Clark Gable, etc. - all of it was "Wow, Gable has such charm and charisma, let's watch him literally eat lunch. In real time." (Gene Siskel reference there.)

Actors today are scrubbed and bland. They have no personality, no mystery, no intellect.

The females are also basically dull.

Which is part of why movies suck. The other part is no one knows how to write.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at February 13, 2020 05:36 PM (cfSRQ)

46 Whats the racing movie Steve McQueen did? I'd watch that one, cuz McQueen and he actually raced cars. But I'm not on netflix so I'd have to buy the DVD from amazon.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at February 13, 2020 05:36 PM (cDw3P)

47 >>>31 The book "Go Like Hell" which I think the Ford vs. Ferrari movie was based on is a good read. The technology and engineering is fleshed out more.

that sounds more like what I wanted.

Posted by: ace at February 13, 2020 05:36 PM (PbpT7)

48

I want the Batmobile, The Munstermobile, all the hero/villain cars, super-cool concept cars etc. outfitted with wheel blades and flamethrowers and unleashed in some giant pier ares, nice and flat and no dust, to fight to the death! All against all melee!

Posted by: Joe Blowme at February 13, 2020 05:36 PM (zHK2c)

49 44 hiya
Posted by: JT at February 13, 2020 05:36 PM

AAAAAAAAAAAHHHHH!!

Dammit, don't sneak up on me like that!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 13, 2020 05:36 PM (NWiLs)

50 ACE, HAVE YOU SEEN PROMETHEUS?

Posted by: Dr Spank at February 13, 2020 05:36 PM (/OWSj)

51 Copyright and trademark law really does need to be reformed. So you can't make even a true, factual movie about a company and have the company's logo in there? Seems "fair use" to me.

Along those same lines, If Republicans were smart, they would pummel Hollywood with reforming copyright.

Make copyrights expire like patents after 20 years. Watch them squeal.

Posted by: Blago at February 13, 2020 05:37 PM (sjTfF)

52 27 The surfer stuck on a rock with a shark movie is good.
Posted by: Jean at February 13, 2020 05:33 PM (U2fCD)

The Shallows?

Posted by: Jordan61 at February 13, 2020 05:37 PM (Ez6QX)

53 >>>50 ACE, HAVE YOU SEEN PROMETHEUS?


YOU KNOW FULL WELL I HAVE

Posted by: ace at February 13, 2020 05:37 PM (PbpT7)

54 I enjoy watching RedLetterMedia or the Critical Drinker do movie reviews than actually watching the movies.
Weird.

Posted by: lowandslow at February 13, 2020 05:38 PM (4thlk)

55 ACE, HAVE YOU SEEN PROMETHEUS?
Posted by: Dr Spank at February 13, 2020 05:36 PM (/OWSj)
++++++++++
I strongly recommend running away from it. In a straight line. Whatever you do, do NOT attempt any kind of zig-zag, serpentine motion or running at an angle as you run away. Do nothing that could allow you to avoid being caught.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 13, 2020 05:38 PM (I2dne)

56 The surfer stuck on a rock with a shark movie is good.
Posted by: Jean at February




The best shark movies are syfy

Posted by: not so at February 13, 2020 05:38 PM (HALdu)

57 I've been noticing a trend I call Woke 2.0

Woke 2.0 fifilm and TV shows have all the hallmarks of an original woke franchise but they are more story driven and less message driven. They also are not afraid to feature strong male characters. Woke 2.0 stories are generally acceptable to conservatives and progressives alike (although more strident progressives will always complain). The Witcher is a perfect example of Woke 2.0

Another difference is the amount of black characters. Woke 2.0 shows have more black characters and often feature black villains. A good comparison for those of you with kids off Steven Universe vs Craig of the Creek. Steven Universe is entirely message driven based on progressive themes and features mostly white characters especially the two dimensional villains. Craig of the Creek is story driven and features many more POCs.

Posted by: Max Power at February 13, 2020 05:38 PM (llxrS)

58 Rush is a very good racing movie, still think my favorite racing movie of all is Grand Prix then le Mans

Posted by: Skip at February 13, 2020 05:38 PM (ZCEU2)

59 What the fvck is wrong with you people?! 500 comment an hour!?!

FFS
I can't read that fast

Posted by: Heirloominati at February 13, 2020 05:38 PM (GC07d)

60 Rose was the villain of that movie.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 13, 2020 05:33 PM (NWiLs)

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Love the illustrations showing how many ways both of them could have fit on that door/raft.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at February 13, 2020 05:38 PM (cfSRQ)

61 More movie shit

I'm going to look at my ears
Posted by: REDACTED

Do they need a shave ?

Posted by: JT at February 13, 2020 05:38 PM (arJlL)

62 >>>54 I enjoy watching RedLetterMedia or the Critical Drinker do movie reviews than actually watching the movies.
Weird.

same.

Posted by: ace at February 13, 2020 05:38 PM (PbpT7)

63 I'd like to see a movie about Jim Hall except they would put Matt Damon in it and ruin it.

Posted by: at February 13, 2020 05:39 PM (Tnijr)

64 >>> Speaking of get woke go broke:
https://cosmicbook.news/star-trek-disaster-cbs-all-access-leaks Posted by: PennStateMarine at February 13, 2020 05:23 PM (uHnPm)

Schadenfreude tears, from the people that stomped all over your beloved franchise, are the sweetest tears.

Posted by: LizLem at February 13, 2020 05:39 PM (hvf9s)

65 62 Did you catch The Yakuza on TCM?

Posted by: steevy at February 13, 2020 05:39 PM (KNsKs)

66 Sounds like they are actually releasing the 'Hunting Republicans' movie after all.

Damon Lindehof (fuck him and his family) says it's 'not divisive' and if you can't trust a guy who can't write a movie to save his fucking balls, who can you trust? See...the Liberals get to kill the Republicans who are all redneck sterotypes, but the Liberals are JERKS who get all the 'kill lines' like 'Global Warming is Real' so....that's the same thing.

Fuck Hollywood. And I say that as a fan of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at February 13, 2020 05:39 PM (l4C/z)

67 53
>>>50 ACE, HAVE YOU SEEN PROMETHEUS?





YOU KNOW FULL WELL I HAVE





Posted by: ace at February 13, 2020 05:37 PM (PbpT7)

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IS IT LOUD WHERE YOU ARE, TOO?

THE HAMMERING IS REALLY ANNOYING ME.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at February 13, 2020 05:40 PM (cfSRQ)

68 They still do the Oscars thing? People watch or care?

Wow.

I see far fewer movies than ace, and will probably skip the ones he said are good. Unless they're free and I'm stuck on a long int'l flight or something - and the book I'm reading is bogging down.

Nibbling at older ones of interest though, thanks to free DVDs from library. Gonna watch Anthropoid tonight. Besides free, other good thing about borrowed DVDs, you can "walk out of the theater" in seconds, with a mouse click, if a movie is bad.

Posted by: rhomboid at February 13, 2020 05:40 PM (El6T/)

69

Battle Officer Wolf would make a great movie, all dark and alien and brooding and nameless horror; great heroism; terror by a thousand cuts...

Plus, think of the Merchandising!

Posted by: My Pimp Shot My Dealer at February 13, 2020 05:40 PM (zHK2c)

70 and the Oscar for Best Sacheen Littlefeather goes to...

Posted by: x at February 13, 2020 05:40 PM (nFwvY)

71 How did they woke edit the stooges? Many episodes are not in the stoogapalooza schedule for some reasons. Three idiot men worked a lot of cultural stereotypes.

Posted by: henry at February 13, 2020 05:40 PM (J3Rfi)

72 46 Whats the racing movie Steve McQueen did? I'd watch that one, cuz McQueen and he actually raced cars. But I'm not on netflix so I'd have to buy the DVD from amazon.

LeMans. It nearly broke McQueen, and dissolved his company and his partnership with Bob Relyea/Solar.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at February 13, 2020 05:40 PM (H8QX8)

73 46 Whats the racing movie Steve McQueen did? I'd watch that one, cuz McQueen and he actually raced cars. But I'm not on netflix so I'd have to buy the DVD from amazon.
Posted by: PaleRider


LeMans

Posted by: Puddleglum at February 13, 2020 05:40 PM (XJHUz)

74 I may take a chance and watch 1917 in the big theater. Has anyone in the horde seen it?

Posted by: Cheri at February 13, 2020 05:41 PM (oiNtH)

75 off invisible sock

Posted by: freaked at February 13, 2020 05:41 PM (Tnijr)

76 I enjoy watching RedLetterMedia or the Critical Drinker do movie reviews than actually watching the movies.


I've been watching RLM's Best of the Worst series a lot lately, and the more I do the more I think Mike Stoklasa is a sociopath for the way he treats Rich.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at February 13, 2020 05:41 PM (oVJmc)

77 I think the best racing movie I ever saw was "Gran Prix"

It has real live racing footage, and actual Gran Prix drivers had cameos in the movie.

Joe Bob Briggs says.....check it out.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....lost in America at February 13, 2020 05:41 PM (vcOmj)

78 There's a really cool documentary called Man and Le Mans about Steve McQueen's quest to make the perfect car racing movie.

This is before they had twelve GoPros on every race car. He mounted movie cameras in and on race cars in ways to give you the real thrill of motorcar racing. And he was so committed to authenticity that he completely forgot about story.

That's not fair, he thought that if he just filmed everything well enough a story would emerge. Or they could paste it on in post-production. Mostly he wanted to show what Le Mans racing was really like.

And this was in the days before safety was invented. A stunt driver lost a leg and McQueen sent him a condolence card and some Danish.

It's really an awesome doc. I don't remember if the film ever ended up getting released.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 13, 2020 05:41 PM (gd9RK)

79 19 So, Huawei is getting RICOed?

Is this news?

Posted by: not so at February 13, 2020 05:30 PM (HALdu)


Well, it's not sulfur dioxide plumes over Wuhan.

Posted by: Braenyard at February 13, 2020 05:42 PM (pr9ci)

80 hiya
Posted by: JT at February 13, 2020 05:36 PM

AAAAAAAAAAAHHHHH!!

Dammit, don't sneak up on me like that!
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo

SORRY !

Posted by: JT at February 13, 2020 05:42 PM (arJlL)

81 Grand Prix is a pretty good racing movie. Done in the 60s, big cast.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at February 13, 2020 05:42 PM (H8QX8)

82 Along the lines of "go woke, go broke" every conservative should be pirating everything just to get back at Hollywood.

I get a VPN, uTorrent software (free), and a site like 1337x.to and I can basically have any movie I want in BluRay quality for free.

The Virtual Private Network costs me like $2 a month, and that's just to keep things untraceable.

Posted by: Blago at February 13, 2020 05:42 PM (sjTfF)

83 >>>73 46 Whats the racing movie Steve McQueen did? I'd watch that one, cuz McQueen and he actually raced cars. But I'm not on netflix so I'd have to buy the DVD from amazon.
Posted by: PaleRider


LeMans


...

there's a documentary about McQueen being at LeMans and maybe filming LeMans too. Something like Steve McQueen: Man and LeMans or something?

I hear it's good. Never saw it.

Posted by: ace at February 13, 2020 05:42 PM (PbpT7)

84 LeMans is the best racing movie ever and the 917 is the most awesome race car ever.

Posted by: freaked at February 13, 2020 05:42 PM (Tnijr)

85 James Gardner was the only one in Grand Prix of the non professional drivers in it that the director saw he could possibly be a race driver, James as a young man did street racing in California.

Posted by: Skip at February 13, 2020 05:42 PM (ZCEU2)

86 42 One good thing about Shazam:

I thought the villain's backstory was well-done. I understood why he was obsessed, and I liked seeing him working towards achieving his goal of obsession. He felt reasonably "real."

Posted by: ace at February 13, 2020 05:35 PM (PbpT7)

+1

I don't think Shazam was perfect, I thought the main kids were assholes, but the bad guy was BAD and he was well-motivated. And it made me laugh when it was appropriate to laugh.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at February 13, 2020 05:42 PM (l4C/z)

87 Sidebar Comment:

I find it fascinating that the exact same people who never apologize for anything, even smearing innocent school kids, constantly demand that Trump apologize.

Weird. It's like their repeated wrongness is beyond discussion. "Things were done."

But Trump? He needs to don the hair shirt and constantly grovel for whatever they're getting the vapors over today.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at February 13, 2020 05:43 PM (cfSRQ)

88 A deceased older friend used to race motorcycles in Lake Elsinore, he said McQueen was in his races a few times. Nice guy, fit right in.

McQueen didn't do the stunt in Great Escape, did he?

Posted by: rhomboid at February 13, 2020 05:43 PM (El6T/)

89 were women attracted to Leonardo Dicaprio in Titanic- or rather were they attracted to the ROMANCE of the story (as insipid as I found it?) Social climbing woman throws it all away (literally) for a scraggly ragamuffin set against the backdrop of a tragedy.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at February 13, 2020 05:32 PM (2B9A/)

Rose was the villain of that movie.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo

Pete Rose ?

Posted by: JT at February 13, 2020 05:43 PM (arJlL)

90 >>>84 LeMans is the best racing movie ever and the 917 is the most awesome race car ever.

sounds like I should see LeMans

Posted by: ace at February 13, 2020 05:43 PM (PbpT7)

91 67 53
>>>50 ACE, HAVE YOU SEEN PROMETHEUS?





YOU KNOW FULL WELL I HAVE





Posted by: ace at February 13, 2020 05:37 PM (PbpT7)

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IS IT LOUD WHERE YOU ARE, TOO?

THE HAMMERING IS REALLY ANNOYING ME.
Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at February 13, 2020 05:40 PM (cfSRQ)

THERE'S INSANITY IN MY EARPIECE!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 13, 2020 05:43 PM (NWiLs)

92 Rush is a great movie that didn't get the kind of praises I thought it should have.

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at February 13, 2020 05:44 PM (QzF6i)

93 This is a stupid comment, but watching Ford v. Ferarri, seeing the race along country roads, and seeing the gorgeously curvy cars, I thought: Oh. This is where Speed Racer came from.

Posted by: ace at February 13, 2020 05:44 PM (PbpT7)

94 "sounds like I should see LeMans"


Just ignore the talking parts.

Posted by: freaked at February 13, 2020 05:44 PM (Tnijr)

95 Excellent racing documentary, Senna, about one of most gifted drivers ever, Ayrton Senna from Brazil, who died when his car disintegrated at speed. Senna was something of a charismatic character, very much at odds with the establishment.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at February 13, 2020 05:45 PM (H8QX8)

96 Did you catch The Yakuza on TCM?
Posted by: steevy

Robert Mitchum sings "Reaning......Reaning....."

Posted by: JT at February 13, 2020 05:45 PM (arJlL)

97 "I think Mike Stoklasa is a sociopath for the way he treats Rich."


It's a guy thing, Rich is one of those friends you have that drives you up a wall, especially his shrieking voice so you pick on him constantly but it's good natured enough he sticks around.

Posted by: lowandslow at February 13, 2020 05:45 PM (4thlk)

98 Joaquin Phoenix was really off the rails.



Cows bellowing in anguish as their calves are stolen from then and added insult as we steal their milk to put in our coffee?







Posted by: Ben Had at February 13, 2020 05:33 PM (CSvq/)


UV light waves are only the beginning, Tom. We have an inch of topsoil left!

Posted by: Joaquin Phoenix at February 13, 2020 05:45 PM (2N7oZ)

99 Jonah Goldberg was big on this. He kept chanting that Trump should have said he did the quid pro quo and say he's sorry. The Dems would then surely forgive him.

You know, like his dirtbag magazine ran a full-page apology for smearing the Covington Kids. Oh wait, they didn't.

I guess being Never Trump means never having to say you're sorry.

Oh, and Cuck Williamson has vomited another troll-bait article demanding DEATH IN PRISON for Roger Stone.

A true Christian, that one. Overflowing with forgiveness and chicken wings, but mostly chicken wings.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at February 13, 2020 05:45 PM (cfSRQ)

100 On YouTube, TheQuartering had a video about the Oscars, and apparently Natalie Portman - who has never been good in anything but The Professional - wore a cape with wahmen directors not nominated for awards.

Apparently she was instantly trashed on social media because she never had - or hired - a wahmen director.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at February 13, 2020 05:45 PM (AFSld)

101 >>>It's a guy thing, Rich is one of those friends you have that drives you up a wall, especially his shrieking voice so you pick on him constantly but it's good natured enough he sticks around.


Rich Evans has slowly become my absolute favorite.

Posted by: ace at February 13, 2020 05:46 PM (PbpT7)

102 Grand Prix is a pretty good racing movie. Done in the 60s, big cast.
Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at February 13, 2020 05:42 PM (H8QX
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I've seen part of the movie.

The scene where the race winner is cut in with broken cars and bodies along the track is rather chilling.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at February 13, 2020 05:46 PM (QyoQ9)

103 88 A deceased older friend used to race motorcycles in Lake Elsinore, he said McQueen was in his races a few times. Nice guy, fit right in.

McQueen didn't do the stunt in Great Escape, did he?
Posted by: rhomboid at February 13, 2020 05:43 PM (El6T/)

IIRC from the commentary for the movie, he wanted to do the stunt (and did do it?) but his was not the take used for insurance purposes. It was weird.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at February 13, 2020 05:46 PM (2B9A/)

104 McQueen didn't do the stunt in Great Escape, did he?
Posted by: rhomboid


As a matter of fact, he did.

He was not satisfied with the way the stunt riders were doing it, so he did it himself.

McQueen at times was a bit of a petulant asshole, but people that knew him also said he could be a really great guy, a real man's man.
Not fake.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....lost in America at February 13, 2020 05:46 PM (vcOmj)

105 McQueen didn't do the stunt in Great Escape, did he?
Posted by: rhomboid at February 13, 2020 05:43 PM (El6T/)

No, Bud Elkins did. But McQueen did a lot of the riding, including dressed as a German.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at February 13, 2020 05:46 PM (H8QX8)

106 >>>UV light waves are only the beginning, Tom. We have an inch of topsoil left!


Under Siege. Very underrated movie.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at February 13, 2020 05:46 PM (AFSld)

107 >>>Oh, and Cuck Williamson has vomited another troll-bait article demanding DEATH IN PRISON for Roger Stone.


I know. I don't know if I should post on it. It's just so... National Review.

Their brand is failure.

Posted by: ace at February 13, 2020 05:46 PM (PbpT7)

108 she was instantly trashed on social media because she never had - or hired - a wahmen director.
Posted by: Wyatt Earp at February




Ace should do a thing about this

Posted by: not so at February 13, 2020 05:46 PM (HALdu)

109 85
James Gardner was the only one in Grand Prix of the non professional
drivers in it that the director saw he could possibly be a race driver,
James as a young man did street racing in California.

Posted by: Skip at February 13, 2020 05:42 PM (ZCEU2)

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I enjoyed that film. The storyline was okay, but the time and the cars...wonderful.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at February 13, 2020 05:47 PM (cfSRQ)

110 >>> -were women attracted to Leonardo Dicaprio in
Titanic- or rather were they attracted to the ROMANCE of the story (as insipid as I found it?) Social climbing woman throws it all away (literally) for a scraggly ragamuffin set against the backdrop of a tragedy.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at February 13, 2020 05:32 PM (2B9A/)

The answer is Yes. I was a teen when that movie came out. It was tailor made to manipulate the emotions of girls my age, and oh did it ever. Plus it hit my love of historical fiction. Had a huge crush on Leo and girlcrush on Kate Winslet right after, as they seemed so fresh faced and real.

Of course those crushes came to a screeching halt when I learned how stupidly leftist they both were, and my loathing of them got worse as time went on, and they refused to shut their pie holes and stop hypocritically lecturing to me.

Posted by: LizLem at February 13, 2020 05:47 PM (hvf9s)

111 28 Joaquin Phoenix was really off the rails.

Cows bellowing in anguish as their calves are stolen from then and added insult as we steal their milk to put in our coffee?


Posted by: Ben Had at February 13, 2020 05:33 PM (CSvq/)

Needed a modern Don Rickles to follow and remind everybody to try the veal, best in town!

Posted by: Heirloominati at February 13, 2020 05:47 PM (GC07d)

112 And on the theatrical theme

Breitbart is reporting that that AO-C has been chosen to be a judge for a reality program about drag queens.....Because of course she is, and of course that's how everybody wants their Congresswoman to be interacting with the public.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 13, 2020 05:47 PM (WI7YS)

113 97 "I think Mike Stoklasa is a sociopath for the way he treats Rich."


It's a guy thing, Rich is one of those friends you have that drives you up a wall, especially his shrieking voice so you pick on him constantly but it's good natured enough he sticks around.
Posted by: lowandslow at February 13, 2020 05:45 PM (4thlk)

And Rich gets paid to do set construction and hang out.

I like Mike quite a bit. He knows story. He has a good eye for detail too. He also calls bullshit when he sees it.

The bald guy, AIDS Moby or whoever he is...he might be one of the dumbest people on the internet, though.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at February 13, 2020 05:47 PM (l4C/z)

114 the Mach 5 could clear cut some forest

Posted by: x at February 13, 2020 05:47 PM (nFwvY)

115 Didn't Paul Newman race cars for real?

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at February 13, 2020 05:47 PM (QzF6i)

116 >>>Rich Evans has slowly become my absolute favorite.

Posted by: ace


His laughs alone did it for me, especially when they tape him laughing during the movies they see.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at February 13, 2020 05:47 PM (AFSld)

117 Elsinore, great lake, awful beer

Posted by: not so at February 13, 2020 05:47 PM (HALdu)

118 McClatchy, nation's second largest news company, filed for bankruptcy.
Posted by: SMOD

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This is the best week EVER!

*wipes tear of joy*

Posted by: Tonypete at February 13, 2020 05:47 PM (Y4EXg)

119 The only racing movie ever worth watching is Death Race 2000. I was great in that!

Posted by: Machinegun Joe at February 13, 2020 05:47 PM (/LQkF)

120 Grand Prix had James Garner in it. Great movie! The tracks in the movie were in there mostly original, insane, layout. The cars were magnificent!

Posted by: Puddleglum at February 13, 2020 05:47 PM (XJHUz)

121 May Hollywood go full chest burster

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 13, 2020 05:47 PM (IMLjv)

122 >>>Of course those crushes came to a screeching halt when I learned how stupidly leftist they both were,

KATE WINSLET IS TOO?!!!

DAMN!!!

Posted by: ace at February 13, 2020 05:48 PM (PbpT7)

123 Late to the party again.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at February 13, 2020 05:48 PM (l9m7l)

124 >>> Didn't Paul Newman race cars for real?


Yes. Was pretty talented at it, too.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at February 13, 2020 05:48 PM (AFSld)

125 I do not avoid Hollywood, Mandrake. But I do deny them my affluence.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at February 13, 2020 05:48 PM (yQpMk)

126 LeMans has a story but it's the best car movie. If you are looking for a
story and dialogue and stuff it might not appeal to you in the same way
it does to me.

Posted by: freaked at February 13, 2020 05:48 PM (Tnijr)

127 At some point I'll see Ford vs Ferrari.

Posted by: Puddleglum at February 13, 2020 05:48 PM (XJHUz)

128 108 she was instantly trashed on social media because she never had - or hired - a wahmen director.
Posted by: Wyatt Earp at February




Ace should do a thing about this
Posted by: not so at February 13, 2020 05:46 PM (HALdu)

LOL

Posted by: Jordan61 at February 13, 2020 05:49 PM (Ez6QX)

129 I find it fascinating that the exact same people who never apologize for anything, even smearing innocent school kids, constantly demand that Trump apologize.

Weird. It's like their repeated wrongness is beyond discussion. "Things were done."

But Trump? He needs to don the hair shirt and constantly grovel for whatever they're getting the vapors over today.
Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd

____________

I like that Trump never apologizes. Even when I think "yea, he stepped in it" I like that he just flips everyone the bird.

It drives the left crazy that he will never bend the knee, which what the "apology" nonsense is really all about.
Letting everyone know who's in charge.

Posted by: Blago at February 13, 2020 05:49 PM (sjTfF)

130
93 This is a stupid comment, but watching Ford v. Ferarri, seeing the race along country roads, and seeing the gorgeously curvy cars, I thought: Oh. This is where Speed Racer came from.

Posted by: ace at February 13, 2020 05:44 PM (PbpT7)

LOL I remember Speed Racer.
:-)

Posted by: Iris at February 13, 2020 05:49 PM (lSFe/)

131 >>>The bald guy, AIDS Moby or whoever he is


My wet keyboard thanks you.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at February 13, 2020 05:49 PM (AFSld)

132 89 were women attracted to Leonardo Dicaprio in Titanic- or rather were they attracted to the ROMANCE of the story (as insipid as I found it?) Social climbing woman throws it all away (literally) for a scraggly ragamuffin set against the backdrop of a tragedy.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at February 13, 2020 05:32 PM (2B9A/)

Rose was the villain of that movie.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo

Pete Rose ?
Posted by: JT at February 13, 2020 05:43 PM (arJlL)

Rose Tico

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at February 13, 2020 05:49 PM (l4C/z)

133 Worst first date ever: Woman accidentally becomes a GETAWAY driver for her date after he robbed a bank then told her to 'f***ing go!'

https://tinyurl.com/v4og3s4

Posted by: redridinghood at February 13, 2020 05:49 PM (wiXsO)

134 Bloomberg ad invoking Obama just ran. Stating Bloomie "worked with President Obama" on gun control. Footage of them together.

I don't think you run that without Obama's buy-in.

Posted by: Les Kinetic at February 13, 2020 05:49 PM (+fPHo)

135 Greatest racer in my opinion was Jim Clark, Scottish, raced in the 60s. Beautiful driver, smooth as silk, skilled like nobody;s business. Died, of course, when his Lotus fell apart at Hockenheim, Germany. Clark was also a truly lovely guy.

My uncle raced in the 60s with some of these guys. He even won Sebring in his class. He got out early and became an exotic car dealer.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at February 13, 2020 05:50 PM (H8QX8)

136 Movie with tension. Watch the French Film High Tension. No spoilers.

Posted by: Ahwoo Flu at February 13, 2020 05:50 PM (inFcx)

137 I saw Great Escape with commentary and they said Steve McQueen did both his motorcycle riding and then a bunch of the footage of the NAZIs chasing him because no one else could ride that well.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at February 13, 2020 05:50 PM (cDw3P)

138
I know. I don't know if I should post on it. It's just so... National Review.



Their brand is failure.





Posted by: ace at February 13, 2020 05:46 PM (PbpT7)

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You should, but you also need to point out that Williamson literally was given his horns by his ex-wife. Make sure that bit is prominently featured for maximum humiliation.

Nolte slagged him at Breitbart, noting that no one at NR was screaming out outrage over all the Dem-affiliated people who got away with "prosecution declined." Or the Senate dude who banged Ali Watkins while leaking and lying about it and got...two months.

Weird how NR is for lenience on guys who have affairs. Maybe it's admiration for the thing they'll never be.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at February 13, 2020 05:50 PM (cfSRQ)

139 Has anyone compared either of these with Prometheus?

Posted by: Duncanthrax The Austere at February 13, 2020 05:50 PM (AyJX1)

140 ace, was just gonna mention the KWilliamson idiocy.

But my favorite part of the 25-second in-depth look I took at the outer surface of the matter was the Guy Benson tweet about not throwing out the NRO baby with the unhinged KWilliamson bathwater.

On-topic: this reminded me of the epic George C. Scott line from Dr Strangelove - "well I wouldn't condemn an entire program just because of one failure, Mr President" (referring to the human reliability screening being applied to commanders with nuke authority).

Poor Guy is often more parody than reality, and this is a good example.

Posted by: rhomboid at February 13, 2020 05:50 PM (El6T/)

141 Rich Evans >
Mike Stoklasa >
Jay >
AIDS Moby >
The Martial Arts Goofball >
The Boring Candians >
Macauley Culkin

Posted by: ace at February 13, 2020 05:50 PM (PbpT7)

142 A foreign language film wins "Best Picture." Why? Because Hollywood only makes shit these days.

Posted by: JAS at February 13, 2020 05:50 PM (IsG7k)

143 I thought Ford v Ferrari was really good, especially for someone like me who isn't that interested/doesn't know much about the topic and can still be entertained by the movie. I didn't know Lee Iacocca was involved, for instance.

There definitely was at least one Ford logo I can remember. It's in the factory scene at the beginning and there is a big one painted on the wall.

Posted by: the dandy at February 13, 2020 05:51 PM (bR08X)

144 I'm with Ace. Movies today are terrible.

But Knives Out was entertaining.

Posted by: Les Kinetic at February 13, 2020 05:51 PM (+fPHo)

145 90 >>>84 LeMans is the best racing movie ever and the 917 is the most awesome race car ever.

sounds like I should see LeMans
Posted by: ace at February 13, 2020 05:43 PM (PbpT7)

Maybe the documentary is good but the movie itself is awlful. NO plot whatsoever.

I read somewhere that McQueen was John Frankenheimer's first choice for Grand Prix which McQueen turned down due to scheduling reasons and once McQueen saw Grand Prix on the big screen immediately regretted it and wanted something that could top it. Thus the movie 'LeMans' was born.

Posted by: WinLinBSDAdmin at February 13, 2020 05:51 PM (KXkkH)

146 They just wanted to have a guy die for them then, after keeping a huge sapphire and using it as collateral to finance a wildly extravagant life then fuck everybody by throwing it away.

Posted by: not so at February 13, 2020 05:51 PM (HALdu)

147 Rich Evans has slowly become my absolute favorite.

Posted by: ace at February 13, 2020 05:46 PM (PbpT7)

I am almost exactly the opposite. Rich grates more and more on me as time goes by. He actually has some good thoughts on movies I agree with, and then there are others where it is like 'you are an idiot.' I can see why Mike hangs out with them, and also why he treats him like he does.

And if I see another episode with Culkin in it (I have just stopped watching them when he shows up) I might just give up on the show. Probably not, but it'll be tempting.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at February 13, 2020 05:52 PM (2B9A/)

148 >>> Old Hollywood had actors who were actual stars. People came to see Bogart be Bogart. The movie was all about that. Clark Gable, etc. - all of it was "Wow, Gable has such charm and charisma, let's watch him literally eat lunch. In real time." (Gene Siskel reference there.) Actors today are scrubbed and bland. They have no personality, no mystery, no intellect.The females are also basically dull.
Which is part of why movies suck. The other part is no one knows how to write. Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at February 13, 2020 05:36 PM (cfSRQ)


John Nolte agrees with you, and had a great article at Breitbart on this a while back. He posits the men of that era had LIVED -- had gone to war, truly been independent, lived interesting lives. That lived experience translated into their on screen personas and elevated the material.

Modern actors have lives removed from all of that. Thus they are blander individuals, and their perfomances suffer.

We don't get any more Christopher Lees who know what the sound of shivving a man with a knife actually sounds like, for example.

Posted by: LizLem at February 13, 2020 05:52 PM (hvf9s)

149 >>>136 Movie with tension. Watch the French Film High Tension. No spoilers.

i'll keep it in mind

Posted by: ace at February 13, 2020 05:52 PM (PbpT7)

150 >>>A foreign language film wins "Best Picture." Why? Because Hollywood only makes shit these days.


I beg your pardon?

Posted by: Birds of Prey at February 13, 2020 05:52 PM (AFSld)

151 Well...crap.
I gotta teach.
I actually had students show up today (teaching a bunch of Chinese students) About half are out sick.

Should I be worried?

Posted by: Diogenes off site at February 13, 2020 05:52 PM (eb8JV)

152 Best part of Grand Prix is lots of by gone era of F-1 drivers are in it as themselves, and though F-1 still uses some of those old tracks not the long versions used in the 60s. The banked track at Monza is a show piece of the movie.
I think both Grand Prix and LeMans have just enough side stories to keep them moving.

Posted by: Skip at February 13, 2020 05:52 PM (ZCEU2)

153 But back on movies, before I distract myself talking about tail or guns...

Our local theater in Monroe has been doing a Studio Ghibli film festival, every Saturday.

My wife, who hates movies, actually comes with me to see those. Last week was the Borrowers remake 'The Secret World of Ariettey' and week before that was one of my top 100 movies, 'My Neighbor Totoro'. (I don't like the new dub)

This Saturday is one of the big ones: 'Spirited Away'. Can't wait to see it again on the big screen.

Nothing woke or perverted, despite being from Japan, just good all ages animated movies.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at February 13, 2020 05:52 PM (l4C/z)

154 So, I read yesterday that there is an audit of the IRS on going and they found that in 2015(I think that was the year), the IRS sent 24 million dollars in refunds to one address in Atlanta. They also found two other addresses in Atlanta that also received 1000's of refund checks. If I make o ne little tiny mistake on my return, I get a letter right away asking for money back and they can't catch 24 million dollars to 1000's of different IDs going to one address.

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at February 13, 2020 05:52 PM (QzF6i)

155 Rose was the villain of that movie.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo

Pete Rose ?
Posted by: JT at February 13, 2020 05:43 PM (arJlL)

Rose Tico
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you.

Oh.

I thought he wanted to do endorsements while the boat was sinking.

Posted by: JT at February 13, 2020 05:52 PM (arJlL)

156 Riley Reed got better reviews than Prometheus.

Posted by: Ahwoo Flu at February 13, 2020 05:53 PM (inFcx)

157 150 >>>A foreign language film wins "Best Picture." Why? Because Hollywood only makes shit these days.


I beg your pardon?
Posted by: Birds of Prey at February 13, 2020 05:52 PM (AFSld)

Not granted

You put clothes on Harley Quinn and cast ugly chicks as superheroes

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at February 13, 2020 05:53 PM (l4C/z)

158 I like Mike and Jay the best, out of all of them those two really have a gift for breaking down movies.

Posted by: lowandslow at February 13, 2020 05:53 PM (4thlk)

159 I thought Ford v Ferrari was really good, especially for someone like me who isn't that interested/doesn't know much about the topic and can still be entertained by the movie. I didn't know Lee Iacocca was involved, for instance.

There definitely was at least one Ford logo I can remember. It's in the factory scene at the beginning and there is a big one painted on the wall.
Posted by: the dandy at February




Iacocca started at Ford.

Someone wrote a book about him.

Posted by: not so at February 13, 2020 05:53 PM (HALdu)

160 I remember Speed Racer.

They didn't tell us that it was Anime. They preyed on our youthful naivete and unfamiliarity with Japanese popular culture and just let us think that the racing kid with the mystery brother who wasn't really always trying to kill him and the mechanic with a fucking Monkey was an appealing Saturday morning diversion.

Liars.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 13, 2020 05:53 PM (gd9RK)

161 >>>You put clothes on Harley Quinn and cast ugly chicks as superheroes


One of whom was 75 year old Rosie Perez!

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at February 13, 2020 05:54 PM (AFSld)

162 ''Didn't Paul Newman race cars for real?''

Yes he did.

Posted by: Tuna at February 13, 2020 05:54 PM (RueoN)

163 85: James Garner raced sports cars and Trans Am. He and Paul Newman raced against each other occasionally.

Posted by: Puddleglum at February 13, 2020 05:54 PM (XJHUz)

164 So, I read yesterday that there is an audit of the IRS on going and they found that in 2015(I think that was the year), the IRS sent 24 million dollars in refunds to one address in Atlanta. They also found two other addresses in Atlanta that also received 1000's of refund checks. If I make o ne little tiny mistake on my return, I get a letter right away asking for money back and they can't catch 24 million dollars to 1000's of different IDs going to one address.
Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice)

Well, there's your trouble right there.

You gotta start making BIGGER mistakes !

(nice nic, btw)

Posted by: JT at February 13, 2020 05:54 PM (arJlL)

165 Has anyone compared either of these with Prometheus?

Posted by: Duncanthrax The Austere at February 13, 2020 05:50 PM (AyJX1)


My life goal is to ruin anything I've ever created that you liked.

Posted by: Ridley Scott at February 13, 2020 05:54 PM (2N7oZ)

166 Should I be worried?
Posted by: Diogenes

say hi to buzzion

Posted by: x at February 13, 2020 05:54 PM (nFwvY)

167 151 Well...crap.
I gotta teach.
I actually had students show up today (teaching a bunch of Chinese students) About half are out sick.

Should I be worried?
Posted by: Diogenes off site at February 13, 2020 05:52 PM (eb8JV)

Are you Asian? Do you smoke? Are you a man?

Posted by: Ahwoo Flu at February 13, 2020 05:54 PM (inFcx)

168 Rush is a great movie that didn't get the kind of praises I thought it should have.
Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at February 13, 2020 05:44 PM (QzF6i)
-----
Ditto.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Co. Q, 365th Dog Faced Pony Soldier Bn. at February 13, 2020 05:55 PM (jW9oF)

169 "Maybe the documentary is good but the movie itself is awlful. NO plot whatsoever."

I'll give you that but the racing scenes and sounds are what make the movie.

Posted by: freaked at February 13, 2020 05:55 PM (Tnijr)

170 You know what your discussion of Escape Room reminds me of, ace?

Cube.

There's a movie that is WAY WAY WAY better than it should be. And yet there it is.

I am both intrigued and horrified that Saw is being rebooted as a police procedural with Chris Rock and Samuel L. Jackson. Wut?

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at February 13, 2020 05:55 PM (GbPPJ)

171 Article from NY Post on A O-C to be a judge for reality program "Ru-Paul's Drag Race"

https://tinyurl.com/tkgvwfv

If I come into a small fortune I'm going to give some money to the former newswoman with the hyphenated name who is running against A O-C.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 13, 2020 05:55 PM (WI7YS)

172 Hollywood.

Where dreams go to die.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 13, 2020 05:55 PM (pqhBj)

173 This Saturday is one of the big ones: 'Spirited Away'. Can't wait to see it again on the big screen.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at February 13, 2020 05:52 PM (l4C/z)


I would love to see Spirited Away on the big screen.

Posted by: DR.WTF at February 13, 2020 05:56 PM (aS1PU)

174 125 I do not avoid Hollywood, Mandrake. But I do deny them my affluence.
Posted by: Grump928(C) at February 13, 2020 05:48 PM (yQpMk)

Snort

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at February 13, 2020 05:56 PM (l4C/z)

175 >>>
There's a movie that is WAY WAY WAY better than it should be. And yet there it is.

I've always heard that was pretty good but I never bothered to watch. I think I even heard the sequel was decent (though not as good).

Posted by: ace at February 13, 2020 05:56 PM (PbpT7)

176 151 Diogenes- no, but have you made out a will yet by chance?

Posted by: Skip at February 13, 2020 05:56 PM (ZCEU2)

177 I think both Grand Prix and LeMans have just enough side stories to keep them moving.

Posted by: Skip at February 13, 2020 05:52 PM (ZCEU2)

---
It's been a while, but my sense was that the stories were low-key, not existential. The existential part was the fact that the mortality rate for the drivers was akin to fighter pilots.

People forget that, now. So you have these guys who are a split second from a fiery death dealing with normal relationship problems.

And cool cars.

I enjoyed watching them both.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at February 13, 2020 05:56 PM (cfSRQ)

178 The Ford GTs are one of the few cars that is beautiful in every interation. May even be getting better looking.

Posted by: not so at February 13, 2020 05:57 PM (HALdu)

179

Barr went to Fake News ABC not to tell what he knows about the corruption in the DOJ but to complain about
the president??

Barr is No Good.

Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at February 13, 2020 05:57 PM (J/v97)

180 137
I saw Great Escape with commentary and they said Steve McQueen did both
his motorcycle riding and then a bunch of the footage of the NAZIs
chasing him because no one else could ride that well.





Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at February 13, 2020 05:50 PM (cDw3P)


All except the big jump.

Posted by: davidt at February 13, 2020 05:57 PM (l3+k2)

181 Are you Asian? Do you smoke? Are you a man?
Posted by: Ahwoo Flu at February 13, 2020 05:54 PM



No
No
Yes
And I hate long slow walks on the beach. Beaches are for Marine landings.
Men can only cry if their mom dies and even then only a sniffle. Otherwise for Old Yeller and when someone drops the bottle of whiskey.

Posted by: Diogenes off site at February 13, 2020 05:58 PM (eb8JV)

182 Hollywood.

Where dreams go to die.
Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February



Not so much that as be surprise analed by Harvey Weinstein.

Posted by: not so at February 13, 2020 05:58 PM (HALdu)

183 Speaking of getting woker and going broker - McClatchy Papers just filed for bankruptcy. Publish of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram (Startlegram, everyone calls it) and the Sacramento Bee, and 30 others.

Although I read up on this and it looks like this is really a scheme for McClatchy to dump all of its huge pension obligations on the PBGC (government funded) and to let them go private after that, free of having to pay any of it.

So they made big contract with big payouts all these years, and now they demand that WE pay for all of it.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 13, 2020 05:58 PM (Kpl3J)

184 151 Well...crap.
I gotta teach.
I actually had students show up today (teaching a bunch of Chinese students) About half are out sick.

Should I be worried?
Posted by: Diogenes off site at February 13, 2020 05:52 PM (eb8JV)

Um. You're fairly close to Everett right? Where the first US case turned up?

Posted by: Jordan61 at February 13, 2020 05:58 PM (Ez6QX)

185 This Saturday is one of the big ones: 'Spirited Away'. Can't wait to see it again on the big screen.

Nothing woke or perverted, despite being from Japan, just good all ages animated movies.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at February 13, 2020 05:52 PM (l4C/z)

Easily Miyazaki's best movie. Just amazing in every way.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 13, 2020 05:58 PM (NWiLs)

186 >>>>I am both intrigued and horrified that Saw is being rebooted as a police procedural with Chris Rock and Samuel L. Jackson. Wut?

Well Sam Jackson is a cliche and sucks, but the original Saw was ALSO a police procedural with two black cops.

The original short film didn't have enough story as feature, so they wrote this basically-independent movie of Danny Glover and his sidekick hunting the Saw killer. That's about half the first movie.

Not the better half, but it is a big part of the movie.

Posted by: ace at February 13, 2020 05:58 PM (PbpT7)

187 >>> Breitbart is reporting that that AO-C has been chosen to be a judge for a reality program about drag queens.....Because of course she is, and of course that's how everybody wants their Congresswoman to be interacting with the public. Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 13, 2020 05:47 PM (WI7YS)

Drag Race is one of my few guilty pleasure trash shows. AOC going on it is no big deal, every episode has a "celebrity" judge and half the time people don't know who they are.

I'm hoping it is the "Hillary goes on Broad City" type of cameo where it annoys the voters and they stay home. Show is filmed in LA not NY. Need to see how it plays in the Bronx. Dumb of Rupaul to tie his brand to hers and pollute it, but very sly of her to hitch her wagon to his.

Posted by: LizLem at February 13, 2020 05:58 PM (hvf9s)

188 Riley Reid is a great American.

A little flat, though.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at February 13, 2020 05:58 PM (l4C/z)

189 Kind of on-topic.

Was watching Part 2 of The Pacific (free on Amazon Prime) yesterday and noticed that in the scene where Basilone's unit first encounters the enemy, he's carrying a Riesing SMG. Very accurate little detail, surprised me. Don't think they got a lot of use after Guadalcanal, Thompsons replaced them in that slot.

Posted by: rhomboid at February 13, 2020 05:58 PM (El6T/)

190 I also loved seeing all those vintage AC Cobras in Ford v. Ferrari.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at February 13, 2020 05:58 PM (H8QX8)

191 Last good car movie I saw was Dirty Mary and Crazy Larry. Been awhile. Matt Damon and Christian Bale ...pass.

Posted by: Sock Monkey...squirrel whisperer at February 13, 2020 05:58 PM (z7i63)

192 169
"Maybe the documentary is good but the movie itself is awlful. NO plot whatsoever."

I'll give you that but the racing scenes and sounds are what make the movie.


Posted by: freaked at February 13, 2020 05:55 PM (Tnijr)

---
I bet you the awful plot would blow away just about everything at the box office today.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at February 13, 2020 05:59 PM (cfSRQ)

193 Riley Reid is a great American.

A little flat, though.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at February



embarrassing that I laughed

Posted by: not so at February 13, 2020 05:59 PM (HALdu)

194 I also read that McClatchy filed immediately after Nunes was granted discovery.

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at February 13, 2020 05:59 PM (QzF6i)

195 189 Kind of on-topic.

Was watching Part 2 of The Pacific (free on Amazon Prime) yesterday and noticed that in the scene where Basilone's unit first encounters the enemy, he's carrying a Riesing SMG. Very accurate little detail, surprised me. Don't think they got a lot of use after Guadalcanal, Thompsons replaced them in that slot.

Posted by: rhomboid at February 13, 2020 05:58 PM (El6T/)

Production design was A+

Did they hire Dale Dye's company for it?

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at February 13, 2020 05:59 PM (l4C/z)

196 Social justice anal beads.

Posted by: Social Justice Anal Beads at February 13, 2020 05:59 PM (sWM8x)

197 Speaking of getting woker and going broker - McClatchy Papers just filed for bankruptcy. Publish of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram (Startlegram, everyone calls it) and the Sacramento Bee, and 30 others.

Although I read up on this and it looks like this is really a scheme for McClatchy to dump all of its huge pension obligations on the PBGC (government funded) and to let them go private after that, free of having to pay any of it.

So they made big contract with big payouts all these years, and now they demand that WE pay for all of it.
Posted by: Tom Servo

LOLOLOLOL
LOLOLOLOL
LOLOLOLOLOL
LOLGF
LEARN TO CODE

Posted by: ace at February 13, 2020 06:00 PM (PbpT7)

198 I saw Great Escape with commentary and they said Steve McQueen did both his motorcycle riding and then a bunch of the footage of the NAZIs chasing him because no one else could ride that well.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at February 13, 2020 05:50 PM (cDw3P)
All except the big jump.
Posted by: davidt at February 13, 2020 05:57 PM (l3+k2)

In the woke all-female version of The Great Escape, Rebel Wilson is going to try to jump that fence on her Vespa.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 13, 2020 06:00 PM (Kpl3J)

199 Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Greta Thunberg

I'd like to see a movie with these two, but make it a buddy cop flick. Ruthie plays the jaded old detective who has seen all the shit and Greta is the brash young rookie know it all.

The Macguffin in the film is Ruth's oxygen tank.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at February 13, 2020 06:00 PM (j3npP)

200 I also read that McClatchy filed immediately after Nunes was granted discovery.
Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at February




So you know, announcing "noods" kind of undercuts your name

Posted by: not so at February 13, 2020 06:00 PM (HALdu)

201 Haven't seen this movie, but Shelby American is a very good documentary and Ford did end up treating him like crap after their success at Le Mans. But the doc shows a very talented man and all of his own foibles. Recommended if you are interested in the story.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 13, 2020 06:00 PM (r+sAi)

202 Joe Biden on phone call: 'I'll be damned if we're gonna lose this nomination.'

In related news, Joe Biden was damned to Hell for all Eternity today. When reached for comment, Satan stated, "C'mon, where'd you think he was going, Detroit?"

Posted by: Bilwis Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at February 13, 2020 06:00 PM (Wm5SB)

203 Last good car movie I saw was Dirty Mary and Crazy Larry. Been awhile. Matt Damon and Christian Bale ...pass.
Posted by: Sock Monkey...squirrel whisperer

Which one was Dirty Mary ?

Posted by: JT at February 13, 2020 06:00 PM (arJlL)

204 Um. You're fairly close to Everett right? Where the first US case turned up?
Posted by: Jordan61 at February 13, 2020 05:58 PM


Not really. I'm in the south end. Puyallup area.

But thanks for that reminder. Good thing I always bring a flask to class.

Posted by: Diogenes off site at February 13, 2020 06:00 PM (eb8JV)

205 >>>Well Sam Jackson is a cliche and sucks, but the original Saw was ALSO a police procedural with two black cops.


They have literally run out of ideas.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at February 13, 2020 06:00 PM (AFSld)

206

I saw Seven Samurai on the big screen Sunday afternoon.

You may kiss my ring.

No tongue.

Posted by: My Pimp Shot My Dealer at February 13, 2020 06:01 PM (zHK2c)

207 >>>In the woke all-female version of The Great Escape, Rebel Wilson is going to try to jump that fence on her Vespa.

I don't recommend it

Posted by: ace the vespa casualty at February 13, 2020 06:01 PM (PbpT7)

208 I bet you the awful plot would blow away just about everything at the box office today.
Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at February 13, 2020 05:59 PM (cfSRQ)

Nope. Even with having probably the greatest cars in the history of racing you have to wonder why am I watching this?

Posted by: WinLinBSDAdmin at February 13, 2020 06:01 PM (KXkkH)

209 Yeah, I meant the jump at the end. The earlier chase scenes are clearly McQueen on the bike. That was no small stunt, surprised they'd let him do it (unless they filmed it absolutely last).

He shoulda holed up in that barn until dark. I think getting across the Swiss border would have been quite doable at night.

Posted by: rhomboid at February 13, 2020 06:01 PM (El6T/)

210 In the "the Horde is scarier than the worms in your brain" category, someone mentioned the jump in the Great Escape a few years ago and about four people immediately knew the name of the stuntman.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 13, 2020 06:01 PM (gd9RK)

211 We don't get any more Christopher Lees who know what the sound of shivving a man with a knife actually sounds like, for example.
Posted by: LizLem at February 13, 2020 05:52 PM


We do get bluebell, however.

Posted by: Duncanthrax The Austere at February 13, 2020 06:01 PM (RtuJ5)

212 Yes. Was pretty talented at it, too.
Posted by: Wyatt Earp at February 13, 2020 05:48 PM (AFSld)

The sound bites I heard from Carolla's documentary on Newman's racing were good. Have to watch that some time.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at February 13, 2020 06:02 PM (2B9A/)

213 In the woke all-female version of The Great Escape, Rebel Wilson is going to try to jump that fence on her Vespa.
Posted by: Tom Servo at February 13, 2020 06:00 PM (Kpl3J)
------
OK, I laughed at that.

*hangs head*

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Co. Q, 365th Dog Faced Pony Soldier Bn. at February 13, 2020 06:02 PM (jW9oF)

214
The Virtual Private Network costs me like $2 a month, and that's just to keep things untraceable.
Posted by: Blago


Which one do you recommend?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 13, 2020 06:02 PM (aKsyK)

215 https://tinyurl.com/t4fvah4
gen.medium.com/ive been a democrat for 20 years heres what iexperienced at trumps rally-in new-hampshire
A really interesting read

Posted by: Skip at February 13, 2020 06:02 PM (ZCEU2)

216 Not really. I'm in the south end. Puyallup area.

But thanks for that reminder. Good thing I always bring a flask to class.
Posted by: Diogenes off site at February 13, 2020 06:00 PM (eb8JV)

Hey, if it makes you feel any better, I work at an airport.

Posted by: Jordan61 at February 13, 2020 06:02 PM (Ez6QX)

217
Unfortunately, I suspect that there's a LOT of room in the actual Hollywood budgets for woke costs to eat up cash. Because I don't believe any of these fuckers when they start talking money. Hollywood Accounting is capitalized for a REASON.

Just ask Art Buchwald among others.

It's going to take a lot longer for wokeness to impact the bottom line that we think it will.

Posted by: The Margins at February 13, 2020 06:02 PM (kw0bd)

218
So you know, announcing "noods" kind of undercuts your name.

+++++

Sigh....that's why I'm still an apprentice.

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at February 13, 2020 06:02 PM (QzF6i)

219 A really great movie that is out now is The Gentlemen. Guy Ritchie figured out the exact right amount of Guy Ritchie to put in a movie.

Posted by: the dandy at February 13, 2020 06:02 PM (bR08X)

220 199 Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Greta Thunberg

I'd like to see a movie with these two, but make it a buddy cop flick. Ruthie plays the jaded old detective who has seen all the shit and Greta is the brash young rookie know it all.

The Macguffin in the film is Ruth's oxygen tank.
Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at February 13, 2020 06:00 PM (j3npP)

===========

The bad guy is a thinly veiled Trump, but the filmmakers made the mistake of making "Trump" wittier and funnier than our heroes and the audience cheers for him throughout.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 13, 2020 06:03 PM (zZbCU)

221 "I am both intrigued and horrified that Saw is being rebooted as a police procedural"


Isn't the Fantasy Island reboot a horror?

Posted by: lowandslow at February 13, 2020 06:03 PM (4thlk)

222 I've always heard that was pretty good but I never bothered to watch. I think I even heard the sequel was decent (though not as good).
Posted by: ace at February 13, 2020 05:56 PM (PbpT7)


Cube 2 is good though I think the not as good is because you sort of know the story.

I haven't watched Cube in awhile so I'm not sure how it holds up but it's a good week night or Saturday afternoon watch.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at February 13, 2020 06:03 PM (GbPPJ)

223 AO-C gushes over Drag Queen reality show:

https://tinyurl.com/sdjoqez

Please send money to Michelle Caruso-Cabrera so that A O-C can lose her seat in Congress.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 13, 2020 06:03 PM (WI7YS)

224 207
>>>In the woke all-female version of The Great Escape, Rebel Wilson is going to try to jump that fence on her Vespa.



I don't recommend it

Posted by: ace the vespa casualty at February 13, 2020 06:01 PM (PbpT7)

---
He'd have made it but his messenger bag got caught on the fence.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at February 13, 2020 06:03 PM (cfSRQ)

225 217
Unfortunately, I suspect that there's a LOT of room in the actual Hollywood budgets for woke costs to eat up cash. Because I don't believe any of these fuckers when they start talking money. Hollywood Accounting is capitalized for a REASON.

Just ask Art Buchwald among others.

It's going to take a lot longer for wokeness to impact the bottom line that we think it will.
Posted by: The Margins at February 13, 2020 06:02 PM (kw0bd)

===========

Marvel pays for Disney to release a lot of bullshit.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 13, 2020 06:03 PM (zZbCU)

226 Posted by: davidt at February 13, 2020 05:57 PM (l3+k2.)

Ah, saw that from another poster after I hit send. Stunt would be the jump and it makes sense that even in those days they had a real stuntman for that.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at February 13, 2020 06:03 PM (cDw3P)

227 >>> They have literally run out of ideas.
Posted by: Wyatt Earp at February 13, 2020 06:00 PM (AFSld)

This is true.

But I am WAY more excited than I know is wise for Rick Moranis coming out of retirement for a reboot.

It has Josh Gad attached, it should be a train wreck. But I have a small glimmer of hope that Moranis can save it, and him choosing to do it means it is not an utter dumpster fire. I've missed him.

Posted by: LizLem at February 13, 2020 06:03 PM (hvf9s)

228 About watching movies at least twice.

Your eyes capture roughly 12 'pictures' per second, films are shot at twice that rate. Basically you only see about 1/2 the picture the first time you see it, and your brain fills in the missing information. When you see it a second time you tend to see the frames you missed, and fill in with your memory of what you saw before. This is why films often seem different somehow, the second time your see them.

Posted by: An Observation at February 13, 2020 06:03 PM (g+eTj)

229 219 A really great movie that is out now is The Gentlemen. Guy Ritchie figured out the exact right amount of Guy Ritchie to put in a movie.
Posted by: the dandy at February 13, 2020 06:02 PM (bR08X)

==========

He figured that out in Snatch, and then promptly forgot.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 13, 2020 06:03 PM (zZbCU)

230 So you know, announcing "noods" kind of undercuts your name.

+++++

Sigh....that's why I'm still an apprentice.
Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at February



The essence of being willowed is making a dozen comments to yourself

Posted by: not so at February 13, 2020 06:04 PM (HALdu)

231 221 "I am both intrigued and horrified that Saw is being rebooted as a police procedural"


Isn't the Fantasy Island reboot a horror?
Posted by: lowandslow at February 13, 2020 06:03 PM (4thlk)

God, I hope so.
That or a really hot Vivid-Video-Circa-1995 porno

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at February 13, 2020 06:04 PM (l4C/z)

232 "I bet you the awful plot would blow away just about everything at the box office today."
I don't hardly remember the plot and have probably seen the movie a dozen times. It's like, uh, ome guy, some girl, another guy, a flashback somebody dies, something something, another wreck, somebody wins the end.

Posted by: freaked at February 13, 2020 06:04 PM (Tnijr)

233
It's nice we haven't had any Judd Apatow nor Joss Whedon movies in a long while.

Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at February 13, 2020 06:04 PM (J/v97)

234 211 We don't get any more Christopher Lees who know what the sound of shivving a man with a knife actually sounds like, for example.
Posted by: LizLem at February 13, 2020 05:52 PM

We do get bluebell, however.
Posted by: Duncanthrax The Austere at February 13, 2020 06:01 PM (RtuJ5)

Lee had a fantastic voice and knew how to use it. Plus, he was a real life badass. I bet Jackson, when Lee said it (and what would you have given to be there? come on!) actually pissed his pants a little.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at February 13, 2020 06:04 PM (2B9A/)

235 >>>221 "I am both intrigued and horrified that Saw is being rebooted as a police procedural"


Isn't the Fantasy Island reboot a horror?

...

I'm totally going to see that.

I don't know if it's a true horror movie or some kind of horror fake-out. I assume it's going to be the latter, actually.

but I'm curious.

Posted by: ace at February 13, 2020 06:04 PM (PbpT7)

236 Mark, I don't know - assume Dye was in the mix, as Spielberg and Hanks (spit) were the suits for the series.

But actually I was wondering.

The landing on Guadalcanal is shown mostly using Higgins boats. Smallest type - LCVP? Anyway, small.

Thought those really weren't much in use at that time and place. Thought the Marines clambered over the sides of the conventional landing boats they still used.

Springfields (mostly), leggings, conventional boats - thought that was the situation when the landing happened.

Posted by: rhomboid at February 13, 2020 06:05 PM (El6T/)

237 BTW, I love FvF just due to the Miles father/wife/son relationship shown. I didn't think that was allowed in movies anymore.

Posted by: WinLinBSDAdmin at February 13, 2020 06:05 PM (KXkkH)

238 Matt Damon as Carol Shelby is blasphemy. It will be better a better movie when the deep fake guys substitute someone else.

Posted by: These fish sticks are hard as tits at February 13, 2020 06:05 PM (AgR7f)

239 Riley Reed has a better chance of pair bonding with a man than America has of voting our way out of this shit.

Posted by: Ahwoo Flu at February 13, 2020 06:05 PM (inFcx)

240 227 >>> They have literally run out of ideas.
Posted by: Wyatt Earp at February 13, 2020 06:00 PM (AFSld)

This is true.

But I am WAY more excited than I know is wise for Rick Moranis coming out of retirement for a reboot.

It has Josh Gad attached, it should be a train wreck. But I have a small glimmer of hope that Moranis can save it, and him choosing to do it means it is not an utter dumpster fire. I've missed him.
Posted by: LizLem at February 13, 2020 06:03 PM (hvf9s)

============

I read that after the sale of Fox went through, Disney closed the vault on Fox movies and then told its new slate of talent to pick and chose a property from the Fox vault to remake.

Shrunk is originally a Disney property, but it fits with the remake of Home Alone they're doing.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 13, 2020 06:05 PM (zZbCU)

241 They have literally run out of ideas.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at February 13, 2020 06:00 PM (AFSld)


We're rebooting Downfall, but with Lil Jon as Hitler, and the SS are all werewolves. Billie Eilish as Eva Braun, but she's a ninja assassin.

Posted by: Hollywood Head at February 13, 2020 06:05 PM (2N7oZ)

242 bluebell is pure Stanislavski

Posted by: Kazi at February 13, 2020 06:05 PM (0x00j)

243 Isn't the Fantasy Island reboot a horror?
Posted by: lowandslow at February



Yeah but Bloomberg's cameo as tattoo is worth going for.

Posted by: not so at February 13, 2020 06:05 PM (HALdu)

244 >>> Please send money to Michelle Caruso-Cabrera so that A O-C can lose her seat in Congress.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 13, 2020 06:03 PM (WI7YS)

This!!

Posted by: LizLem at February 13, 2020 06:06 PM (hvf9s)

245 I haven't watched Cube in awhile so I'm not sure how it holds up but it's a good week night or Saturday afternoon watch.
Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at February 13, 2020 06:03 PM (GbPPJ)

I thought it was great, but then went off the rails at the end with the characters who seemed to completely morph into different people.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at February 13, 2020 06:06 PM (2B9A/)

246 Lil Jon as Hitler would be hilarious, TBF

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at February 13, 2020 06:06 PM (l4C/z)

247 219 A really great movie that is out now is The Gentlemen. Guy Ritchie figured out the exact right amount of Guy Ritchie to put in a movie.
Posted by: the dandy at February 13, 2020 06:02 PM (bR08X)

I want to see that.

*tries to figure out how to say I liked the MOVIE Snatch without stirring up all the smartass 'rons*

Posted by: Jordan61 at February 13, 2020 06:07 PM (Ez6QX)

248 He hasn't seen The Cube Trilogy. Sounds like somebody has a weekend assignment.

Posted by: Ahwoo Flu at February 13, 2020 06:07 PM (inFcx)

249
Ah crap. Off me, margin sock.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at February 13, 2020 06:07 PM (kw0bd)

250
For some reason yesterday, Youtube put "Blackbeard" (1952) on my page. I watched it just to see what it'd be like. Really good.

So is Captain Kidd (1956). And I don't like pirate movies. I like submarine movies.

Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at February 13, 2020 06:07 PM (J/v97)

251 Please send money to Michelle Caruso-Cabrera so that A O-C can lose her seat in Congress.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 13, 2020 06:03 PM (WI7YS)

This!!
Posted by: LizLem at February



It is a primary challenger right?


Think it is better having someone wuhanshit crazy in there.

Posted by: not so at February 13, 2020 06:08 PM (HALdu)

252 239 Riley Reed has a better chance of pair bonding with a man than America has of voting our way out of this shit.
Posted by: Ahwoo Flu at February 13, 2020 06:05 PM (inFcx)

If I knew who she was, I'd be tempted to remark that her current thing seems to be pair bonding with multiple men simultaneously.

If I had any idea who she was.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at February 13, 2020 06:08 PM (2B9A/)

253 I would love to see the whole Squad lose their seats although being from Massachusetts, Ayanna Pressley probably has a seat for life.

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at February 13, 2020 06:08 PM (QzF6i)

254 *tries to figure out how to say I liked the MOVIE Snatch without stirring up all the smartass 'rons*
Posted by: Jordan61

Pshaw !

We're like a family here !

Posted by: JT at February 13, 2020 06:09 PM (arJlL)

255 252 239 Riley Reed has a better chance of pair bonding with a man than America has of voting our way out of this shit.
Posted by: Ahwoo Flu at February 13, 2020 06:05 PM (inFcx)

If I knew who she was, I'd be tempted to remark that her current thing seems to be pair bonding with multiple men simultaneously.

If I had any idea who she was.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at February 13, 2020 06:08 PM (2B9A/)

She's worth a Google image search with safe search off.

Very cute, if you like teenaged-looking hotties.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at February 13, 2020 06:09 PM (l4C/z)

256 Am I an asshole for not giving a shit about any movie made now or in the last 7 to 10 years? I just can't bring myself to get excited for any of it. (I'm sure I am missing something good maybe) .

Posted by: USNtakim profoundly deplorable. at February 13, 2020 06:09 PM (0OmEj)

257 The Lighthouse is one of those movies that might put a lot of people off, what with the black and white, weird aspect ratio, and the ambiguous ending, but I thought it was a lot of fun. I found myself grinning during most of the movie at how aggressively Willem Dafoe played his character. It was still a little artsy-fartsy, but worth it if you don't mind a little weirdness. GD FARTS! https://bit.ly/39yOwMe

Posted by: Xander Crews at February 13, 2020 06:09 PM (q6o8z)

258 So is Captain Kidd (1956). And I don't like pirate movies. I like submarine movies.

Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at February 13, 2020 06:07 PM (J/v97)

Like movies about Gladiators?
-Captain Oveur.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at February 13, 2020 06:09 PM (2B9A/)

259 Ford versus Ferrari went pretty much as I expected, missing some central facts in pursuit of making a movie with general appeal. The GT 40 program was in Was in fact floundering until Shelby took it over from John Wyler. Eric Broadley was there at the beginning but left by prior agreement after the first year, when Ford turned the whole thing over to Shelby. One thing the movie got right: Ken Miles was a supreme talent behind the wheel, both as a development driver and a racer.

Posted by: Kaner at February 13, 2020 06:09 PM (rR7m4)

260 I think Damon studied some Tommy Lee Jones movies for the accent. MOST of the time the accent was OK, sometimes he missed a vowel or two. But still, it's Matt Damon. Meh.

Posted by: Sphynx at February 13, 2020 06:09 PM (rXie1)

261 >>>Am I an asshole for not giving a shit about any movie made now or in the last 7 to 10 years? I just can't bring myself to get excited for any of it

not to me. I barely watch movies or tv any more. When I do watch TV, it's old stuff.

Posted by: ace at February 13, 2020 06:10 PM (PbpT7)

262 We're like a family here !
++++A very disfunctional family, but a family no less.

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at February 13, 2020 06:10 PM (QzF6i)

263 No one worships at the Altar of Movies anymore, and pays homage to Movie Stars is the way I would put it. It has been exposed as a False Religion, with False Gods.

Posted by: tubal at February 13, 2020 06:10 PM (90T4r)

264 Ace,

The racing scenes in Days of Thunder were excellent because they were actually filmed in NASCAR races. NASCAR allowed the producers to enter cars into the races, and the cars were loaded with cameras.

Bonus trivia. When the hauler is returning from Cole's first victory, and the cops pull it over, and then the female grabs his hydraulics? The male cop, none other than Nick Searcy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFnT2QhD8ts

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper at February 13, 2020 06:10 PM (I8FKK)

265 *Wyer*

Posted by: Kaner at February 13, 2020 06:10 PM (rR7m4)

266 Speaking of getting woker and going broker - McClatchy Papers just filed for bankruptcy. Publish of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram (Startlegram, everyone calls it) and the Sacramento Bee, and 30 others.
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They are the owner of our state 'newspaper of record', The Raleigh News & Observer, also, the flaming left Charlotte Observer.

lolgf

Now, if only Gannett augers in.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc.,etc. at February 13, 2020 06:10 PM (xSo9G)

267 Adam Carolla has a couple of documentaries up on Netflix right now, one about the Ford/Ferrari rivalry in the 60s racing and one about Carroll Shelby. I've seen the first one and it's pretty interesting, haven't watched the second yet.

Posted by: Ghost of Lee Atwater at February 13, 2020 06:11 PM (nu45M)

268 261 >>>Am I an asshole for not giving a shit about any movie made now or in the last 7 to 10 years? I just can't bring myself to get excited for any of it

not to me. I barely watch movies or tv any more. When I do watch TV, it's old stuff.
Posted by: ace at February 13, 2020 06:10 PM (PbpT7)

same here. I have been enjoying the last season of Vikings, even though they seem to be killing off most of the main characters.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 13, 2020 06:11 PM (Kpl3J)

269 262 We're like a family here !
++++A very disfunctional family, but a family no less.
Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at February 13, 2020 06:10 PM (QzF6i)

*insert Lilo & Stitch quote here*

Posted by: Someguy at February 13, 2020 06:11 PM (Zm+LZ)

270 I saw four movies in theater last year. One was Apollo 11, which was a tremendous disappointment.

The other three were Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Yeah, that much.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 13, 2020 06:11 PM (gd9RK)

271 256
Am I an asshole for not giving a shit about any movie made now or in the
last 7 to 10 years? I just can't bring myself to get excited for any of
it. (I'm sure I am missing something good maybe) .



Posted by: USNtakim profoundly deplorable. at February 13, 2020 06:09 PM (0OmEj)

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I'm working my way through the original Magnum p.i.

Fun show. Not for binge-watching (since there's no story arc) but a great way to end the day. Makes me miss our old culture. A lot.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at February 13, 2020 06:11 PM (cfSRQ)

272 OOOh Vikings. Men without shirts!

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at February 13, 2020 06:12 PM (QzF6i)

273 I'm working my way through the original Magnum p.i.

Fun show. Not for binge-watching (since there's no story arc) but a great way to end the day. Makes me miss our old culture. A lot.
Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at February 13, 2020 06:11 PM (cfSRQ)

Yeah, that show was always fun. I've been thinking I'd like to see some of the Rockford Files again.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 13, 2020 06:12 PM (Kpl3J)

274 It is a primary challenger right?

Whoever wins the Democrat primary will win the seat and Cabruso-Cabrera would be a heck of a better choice than A O-C.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 13, 2020 06:13 PM (WI7YS)

275 I have been rewatching Fringe. Great show, but the Amazon Prime interface on the PS4 sucks.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at February 13, 2020 06:13 PM (2B9A/)

276 Recent Series I have enjoyed. Okay, Person of Interest was entertaining.

Posted by: tubal at February 13, 2020 06:13 PM (90T4r)

277 255 252 239 Riley Reed has a better chance of pair bonding with a man than America has of voting our way out of this shit.
Posted by: Ahwoo Flu at February 13, 2020 06:05 PM (inFcx)

If I knew who she was, I'd be tempted to remark that her current thing seems to be pair bonding with multiple men simultaneously.

If I had any idea who she was.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at February 13, 2020 06:08 PM (2B9A/)

She's worth a Google image search with safe search off.

Very cute, if you like teenaged-looking hotties.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at February 13, 2020 06:09 PM (l4C/z)

I haven't watched porn in a few years. Isn't she in her 30'a now? (I just started to throw her out there because she got better reviews for Harley Quinn than Margot Robbie in Birds of Prey).

Posted by: Ahwoo Flu at February 13, 2020 06:13 PM (inFcx)

278 PS cars used to be beautiful. They're all cookie cutter today.

Posted by: Ghost of Lee Atwater at February 13, 2020 06:13 PM (nu45M)

279 "The President wasn't bothered by the comments at all and he has the right, just like any American citizen, to publicly offer his opinions. President Trump uses social media very effectively to fight for the American people against injustices in our country, including the fake news. The president has full faith and confidence in Attorney General Barr to do his job and uphold the law," Grisham said.
*******
On the supposedly TERRIBLE comments by AG Barr

Posted by: Ghost of Qassem Soleimani at February 13, 2020 06:13 PM (BqBId)

280 My first thought about the McClatchy thing, is it partly/mostly a major move to neutralize Nunes' potential damage award? Have zero info on the situation, maybe the timing is truly coincidental with the granting of discovery. Would think something like bankruptcy filing of an entity this large would be in the works for a long while.

Posted by: rhomboid at February 13, 2020 06:13 PM (El6T/)

281 I find it refreshing that Bolton got more air time at the Oscars than at Trump's impeachment trial.

Suck it, Mitt Romney!

Posted by: Fritz at February 13, 2020 06:13 PM (ATCV4)

282 Fun show. Not for binge-watching (since there's no story arc) but a great way to end the day. Makes me miss our old culture. A lot.
Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at February 13, 2020 06:11 PM (cfSRQ)

*fistbump* did that a couple months ago.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at February 13, 2020 06:14 PM (2B9A/)

283 >>> >>>Am I an asshole for not giving a shit about any movie made now

No. The quality has definitely diminished. AM grateful I own so many classics on DVD and can pop them in at will, don't have to rely on streaming to dictate what I watch.

That said, i liked JoJo Rabbit, Klaus, Harriet, and Parasite this year.

Posted by: LizLem at February 13, 2020 06:14 PM (hvf9s)

284 It is a primary challenger right?

Whoever wins the Democrat primary will win the seat and Cabruso-Cabrera would be a heck of a better choice than A O-C.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February




Meh, I like my evil socialists loud and crazy not semi-sane.

Posted by: not so at February 13, 2020 06:14 PM (HALdu)

285 Certainly any new movie see some reviews before spending a earned dollar or 20.

Posted by: Skip at February 13, 2020 06:14 PM (ZCEU2)

286

Hollywood needs to do a Picard movie.
- Wesley returns after decades of interdimensional sodomy by the aliens, with strange powers and pesky anal leakage.
- Wilma Riker has fully transitioned, but subsequently had a tragic transporter accident and her vajayjay is now a mass of tentacles.
- Worf settled down got married had more kids and lives a life of normalcy. Dies in the opening act.
- Troy, a rainbow haired plaid dyke, now uses her powers for murder targeting those she thinks are evil patriarchs, and tripping people.
- Geordi decides it's better to take all the extra shit he gets being handicapped and put his eyes back out, pours acid in his ears and feeds his foot to Data's cat.
- Data decides humanity is too vile to live and is constructing a Doomsday device to destroy us all.

Posted by: My Pimp Shot My Dealer at February 13, 2020 06:14 PM (zHK2c)

287 My wife says that "Vikings" is Downton Abbey for men. Soap opera plots, but for at least 15 minutes every episode everyone pulls out axes and tries to chop each other to bits.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 13, 2020 06:14 PM (Kpl3J)

288
I watch a lot of movies. Rarely if ever go to theater to do so. But regardless, all the 'woke' crap and lefty-good boilerplate is so prevalent you have to just turn on the same mind filter you use when watching the MSM. So you don't scream at your flatscreen TV. I generally just say, 'yeah, yeah, lefty boilerplate. let's get past it.'

Posted by: Sphynx at February 13, 2020 06:14 PM (rXie1)

289 Riley Reed stars as the rapey Cool Wine Aunt.

Posted by: Ahwoo Flu at February 13, 2020 06:15 PM (inFcx)

290 same here. I have been enjoying the last season of Vikings, even though they seem to be killing off most of the main characters.
Posted by: Tom Servo at February 13, 2020 06:11 PM (Kpl3J)

I quit watching Vikings shortly after they killed off Ragnar. The kids and lesbian Lagertha weren't doing it for me.

Posted by: Jordan61 at February 13, 2020 06:15 PM (Ez6QX)

291 The episode where Selleck's mustache achieves sentience might be the best.

Posted by: tubal at February 13, 2020 06:15 PM (90T4r)

292 I'm working my way through the original Magnum p.i.

Fun show. Not for binge-watching (since there's no story arc) but a great way to end the day. Makes me miss our old culture. A lot.
Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at February 13, 2020 06:11 PM (cfSRQ)

I had that show on a few weeks ago. My kids loved his shorts.

Posted by: Ghost of Lee Atwater at February 13, 2020 06:16 PM (nu45M)

293 I just finished all the EON Bond movies.

That was a lot of poon to wade through.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 13, 2020 06:16 PM (zZbCU)

294 Adam Carolla has a couple of documentaries up on Netflix right now, one about the Ford/Ferrari rivalry in the 60s racing and one about Carroll Shelby. I've seen the first one and it's pretty interesting, haven't watched the second yet.
Posted by: Ghost of Lee Atwater
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I'm always envious when Carolla is being interviewed in his garage, and there in the background is the Bob Sharp 280ZX.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc.,etc. at February 13, 2020 06:16 PM (xSo9G)

295 Grump was right about The 100. Absolutely addictive after the first season based on how many times these people fuck up. It has everything.

Posted by: Ahwoo Flu at February 13, 2020 06:17 PM (inFcx)

296 I saw the other day that they are remaking Clue. Bastards.

Posted by: Jordan61 at February 13, 2020 06:17 PM (Ez6QX)

297 Would think something like bankruptcy filing of an entity this large would be in the works for a long while.
Posted by: rhomboid at February 13, 2020 06:13 PM (El6T/)

It looks to me like it's been planned for a while. As I said originally, it looks like a plan to dump a couple hundred million dollar pension obligation onto the government. I think Nunes is just a coincidence.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 13, 2020 06:17 PM (Kpl3J)

298 The Designated Asshole Characters are really a problem. They're important stock characters in a horror movie, to be sure, but they're clumsily written.

They're assholes in unrealistic ways. Ways that don't help them. Ways that often seem unjustified, even in the tense circumstances. They're literally just being assholes to be assholes.
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In so many ways, the stories of Adam and Jerry.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 13, 2020 06:17 PM (sy5kK)

299 293 I just finished all the EON Bond movies.

That was a lot of poon to wade through.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 13, 2020 06:16 PM (zZbCU)

Okay, JM, your favorite Bond Girl?

Posted by: tubal at February 13, 2020 06:17 PM (90T4r)

300 Listening to drift compatible and I'm at the RGB/ERA bit now.

Proud my state is going to vote down the ERA thing this session. But it's silly this is even being brought up again as a thing.

Posted by: LizLem at February 13, 2020 06:18 PM (hvf9s)

301 We're like a family here !
Posted by: JT

So that makes me the 3rd cousin twice removed who lives in the woods?

Posted by: Sock Monkey...channeling my inner hillbilly at February 13, 2020 06:18 PM (z7i63)

302 I quit watching Vikings shortly after they killed off Ragnar. The kids and lesbian Lagertha weren't doing it for me.
Posted by: Jordan61 at February 13, 2020 06:15 PM (Ez6QX)

Yeah, they never came up with anyone to equal that character. He was the heart of the show.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 13, 2020 06:18 PM (Kpl3J)

303 296 I saw the other day that they are remaking Clue. Bastards.
Posted by: Jordan61 at February 13, 2020 06:17 PM (Ez6QX)

Great. A woke version? What would THAT be like?

Posted by: tubal at February 13, 2020 06:18 PM (90T4r)

304 Posted by: ace the vespa casualty at February 13, 2020 06:01 PM (PbpT7)

Wait, you had a wreck on a vespa?

Even the concrete had to be laughing.

Hopefully, the messenger bag broke your fall.

Posted by: GnuBreed at February 13, 2020 06:19 PM (XF4b8)

305 >>> I saw the other day that they are remaking Clue. Bastards.
Posted by: Jordan61 at February 13, 2020 06:17 PM (Ez6QX)



FLAMES, flames, on the side of my face...

Posted by: Zombie Madeline Kahn at February 13, 2020 06:19 PM (hvf9s)

306 Dark on Netflix is a good show, if you like sci-fi.

Posted by: Jordan61 at February 13, 2020 06:19 PM (Ez6QX)

307 Posted by: not so at February 13, 2020 06:14 PM (HALdu)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 13, 2020 06:19 PM (WI7YS)

308 299 293 I just finished all the EON Bond movies.

That was a lot of poon to wade through.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 13, 2020 06:16 PM (zZbCU)

Okay, JM, your favorite Bond Girl?
Posted by: tubal at February 13, 2020 06:17 PM (90T4r)

==========

Tiffany Case (Jill St. John) in the terrible Diamonds are Forever is the lone bright spot in that film.

The Countess Tracy in One Her Majesty's Secret Service is the best used Bond girl.

Vesper Lynd in Casino Royale would be a close second on that front.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 13, 2020 06:19 PM (zZbCU)

309 Great. A woke version? What would THAT be like?

Posted by: tubal at February 13, 2020 06:18 PM (90T4r)

---
The rich white man did it.

What do I win?

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at February 13, 2020 06:19 PM (cfSRQ)

310 287
My wife says that "Vikings" is Downton Abbey for men.

Well, I don;t like prissy DA but loved watching Vikings. All those manly men doing manly things and all those hot women right beside them. Something for both sexes. How many men like Downton Abbey.

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at February 13, 2020 06:19 PM (QzF6i)

311 There is a documentary about Carol Shelby on various platforms, Netflix right now I think, that I highly recommend if you want the details and history of the car build and dealing with Ford. They were pretty sinister all right.

Shelby was a wild man. He had a literal heart attack while winning an endurance race -- at least one. His doctor gave him like 2 years to live several times in his life. He was more a Tesla type, not so much a wrench man as an idea guy and a general designer. And he had this ultimate team of kickass car guys who built his cars.

The story of how Ford built their car, raced it and it failed, then took it to Shelby and he basically rebuilt the thing from the ground up is pretty cool.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 13, 2020 06:20 PM (KZzsI)

312 Oh and I've been watching Get Shorty on Epix or whatever channel that is.

Posted by: Jordan61 at February 13, 2020 06:20 PM (Ez6QX)

313 Posted by: not so at February 13, 2020 06:14 PM (HALdu)
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February




oh yeah, says you

Posted by: not so at February 13, 2020 06:20 PM (HALdu)

314 219- I just got back from seeing "The Gentlemen" this afternoon! I loved it! I thought Hugh Grant was amazing. I've never seen him in a similar role.

Posted by: Moonbeam at February 13, 2020 06:20 PM (qe5CM)

315 >>>Tiffany Case (Jill St. John) in the terrible Diamonds are Forever is the lone bright spot in that film.


Plenty O'Toole has two more huge bright spots.

Lana Wood?

Posted by: ace at February 13, 2020 06:21 PM (PbpT7)

316 Posted by: not so at February 13, 2020 06:14 PM (HALdu)


Sounds like an actual liberal Democrat as opposed to bat wing socialist to me since one of her parents fled Cuba, but you may know more about the race than I do

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 13, 2020 06:21 PM (WI7YS)

317 278 PS cars used to be beautiful. They're all cookie cutter today.
Posted by: Ghost of Lee Atwater at February 13, 2020 06:13 PM (nu45M)

There are few that are distinctive and actually look good. The new model of Mustang, I think they nailed the fastback look. The front is serviceable, but not a bad evolution from the retro look. The convertible I hate (this has been true of Mustangs for decades. They get a decent looking hard top and the convertible looks horrific.)

Vettes. I always loved the 70s Mako body vette. Sinuous. I realize this was at the heart of malaise so the performance was not as good, but they were pretty for the time. The early C1 and C2 are still awesome today. Just absolutely gorgeous. The new ones look like any other eurotrash supercar.

I was washing my (blue mustang) and a guy pulled up to the water faucet in a gorgeous C5(? the last of the pop up headlights.) British Racing green. Beautiful. We complimented each other's car and complained about trying to find a good car wash.

I like the new body Miata. The last one looked like a mobile wash tub. The previous one (which I had in BRG SE 2001) was very beautiful.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at February 13, 2020 06:21 PM (2B9A/)

318 Tiffany Case (Jill St. John) in the terrible Diamonds are Forever is the lone bright spot in that film.

Diamonds are Forever starts out somewhat promising and then just keeps getting worse.

It does have that amazing long shot of Bond on top of the elevator though. That's almost worth the ticket.

My favorite Bond Girl is the crossbow girl from For Your Eyes Only.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 13, 2020 06:21 PM (KZzsI)

319 PS cars used to be beautiful. They're all cookie cutter today.
Posted by: Ghost of Lee Atwater
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It's like a bag of jelly beans, shake one out, it looks like all of the others. Every now and then, I will spot in a parking lot, a row of crossover SUV's. Can't tell one from the other. Same with mid-size sedans.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc.,etc. at February 13, 2020 06:21 PM (xSo9G)

320 I'd rather watch past movies and shows than anything put out today.

Currently binge-watching SG-1.

Posted by: SMH at February 13, 2020 06:21 PM (RU4sa)

321 Plenty O'Toole sounds like a tranny drag name.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 13, 2020 06:21 PM (NWiLs)

322
The rich white man did it.

What do I win? dancing lessons

Posted by: skip the veal at February 13, 2020 06:21 PM (WX+x0)

323 Tiffany Case (Jill St. John) in the terrible Diamonds are Forever is the lone bright spot in that film.

The Countess Tracy in One Her Majesty's Secret Service is the best used Bond girl.

Vesper Lynd in Casino Royale would be a close second on that front.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 13, 2020 06:19 PM (zZbCU)

Jill St. John was a beautiful woman. So was Ursala Andress. My fave though is Eva Green. Cause I think she's carnivorously hot.

Posted by: tubal at February 13, 2020 06:21 PM (90T4r)

324 315 >>>Tiffany Case (Jill St. John) in the terrible Diamonds are Forever is the lone bright spot in that film.


Plenty O'Toole has two more huge bright spots.

Lana Wood?
Posted by: ace at February 13, 2020 06:21 PM (PbpT7)

==========

True, but she's barely in the movie. It's like 3.5 minutes. I wouldn't go so far as to call her a Bond girl considering her limited screen time, though anyone else on earth would call her one.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 13, 2020 06:22 PM (zZbCU)

325 296 I saw the other day that they are remaking Clue. Bastards.
Posted by: Jordan61 at February 13, 2020 06:17 PM (Ez6QX)

Pardon my language ladies:

Absolute fucking sacrilege.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at February 13, 2020 06:22 PM (2B9A/)

326 Comedy is dead and the hordes that elected Obama killed it in early 2008.

Posted by: Ahwoo Flu at February 13, 2020 06:22 PM (inFcx)

327 Tiffany Case (Jill St. John) in the terrible Diamonds are Forever is the lone bright spot in that film.





Plenty O'Toole has two more huge bright spots.



Lana Wood?

Posted by: ace at February 13, 2020 06:21 PM (PbpT7)

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Sorry, but best Bond Girl Line Evah comes from the Best Bond Movie Evah:

"Hello, I'm Pussy Galore."

"I must be dreaming."

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at February 13, 2020 06:22 PM (cfSRQ)

328 Solitaire from LALD was the first woman I remember thinking that she would be fun to touch.

Posted by: ace at February 13, 2020 06:22 PM (PbpT7)

329 315 >>>Tiffany Case (Jill St. John) in the terrible Diamonds are Forever is the lone bright spot in that film.


Plenty O'Toole has two more huge bright spots.

Lana Wood?
Posted by: ace at February 13, 2020 06:21 PM (PbpT7)

Oooh, Lana Wood! Forgot about hers.

Posted by: tubal at February 13, 2020 06:22 PM (90T4r)

330 320 I'd rather watch past movies and shows than anything put out today.

Posted by: SMH at February 13, 2020 06:21 PM (RU4sa)

The amount of content is overwhelming. I don't watch much TV but one night I was bored so I went to the On Demand section. There were something like 10,000 different shows in there. I mostly watch Archer and Everybody Loves Raymond reruns. I WAS watching Justified until Amazon decided to start charging $2.99 an episode.

Posted by: Jordan61 at February 13, 2020 06:23 PM (Ez6QX)

331 Also, Blade Runner (one of the greatest movies of all time) is on Netflix right now.

Posted by: Ghost of Lee Atwater at February 13, 2020 06:23 PM (nu45M)

332 Here's my movie review contribution:

Brie Larsen directed and starred in a film called "Unicorn Store," with a female scriptwriter too.

It was so unbelievably retarded and pointless that I was left kind of stunned. I mean, it was like a 4-year-old girl's fantasy, without even being an adult's rendering of a four-year-old girl's fantasy. I felt like the script was literally written by a four-year-old.

The "plot," if you can call it that: Brie Larsen is a 20-something slacker who grudgingly gets a job through a temp agency at a PR firm. For no apparently reason, and apparently with no connection to the rest of the plot, she finds an invitation card telling her to go to a certain address. So she goes there, and Samuel L. Jackson (???!???) plays a flamboyantly homosexual store clerk who convinces her that she needs to by a unicorn from him. Then she suddenly remembers (never mentioned in the film up to this point) that when she was a toddler she really liked unicorns, so she agrees to buy a unicorn for him. BUT THEN Samuel L. Jackson tells her she must prove to him that she DESERVES a unicorn, so she hires a different black guy to build a unicorn corral for her. Oh, and then her creepy boss at the PR firm tries to put the moves on her. And then she gets a unicorn. The end.

I was trying to conceive of some way that this wasn't written by and for 4-year-olds, and the only thing I could come up with wa sa crucial scnene when she's in Samuel L. Jackson's "Unicorn Store" and he shows her a unicorn horn, and she fondles it and says, "It's so big!" And so I thought: Maybe this movie is about Big Black Dicks, and the two guys she's mesmerized by are black and both have phallic-symbol objects (horn, and the other has a big hammer), while the creepy boss is white and therefore has a small dick which is what makes him creepy.

But I doubt that was even intentional. I was just straight-up infantile and pointless.

Grade: F

Posted by: zombie at February 13, 2020 06:23 PM (ySK7x)

333 Sounds like an actual liberal Democrat as opposed to bat wing socialist to me since one of her parents fled Cuba, but you may know more about the race than I do
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February



No, I just cannot imagine anything or anyone coming out of that district that I would not dislike.

So I think having the squad getting loads of press and saying and doing crazy things is better than having someone say something that is not Wuhanshit crazy.

What is the phrase, when your enemy is shooting himself in the foot get out of his way?

Posted by: not so at February 13, 2020 06:24 PM (HALdu)

334 SUV= station wagons , we fucking drive station wagons.

Posted by: skip the veal at February 13, 2020 06:24 PM (WX+x0)

335 My favorite Bond Girl is the crossbow girl from For Your Eyes Only.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 13, 2020 06:21 PM (KZzsI)
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Carole Bouquet.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Co. Q, 365th Dog Faced Pony Soldier Bn. at February 13, 2020 06:24 PM (jW9oF)

336 331 Also, Blade Runner (one of the greatest movies of all time) is on Netflix right now.
Posted by: Ghost of Lee Atwater at February 13, 2020 06:23 PM (nu45M)

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It is forever on my shelf.

Ownership is the tits.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 13, 2020 06:24 PM (zZbCU)

337 328 Solitaire from LALD was the first woman I remember thinking that she would be fun to touch.
Posted by: ace at February 13, 2020 06:22 PM (PbpT7)

THIS. Early Jane Seymour.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at February 13, 2020 06:24 PM (2B9A/)

338
I know. I don't know if I should post on it. It's just so... National Review.

Their brand is failure.

Posted by: ace at February 13, 2020 05:46 PM (PbpT7)


You have informed us of the latest NR nonsense.

No need to start a post about it, we know their garbage content.

Your work is done. Stand proud and tall.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 13, 2020 06:24 PM (sy5kK)

339 Nearly all the new American car designs have a crappy rear end. Even the really nice models look bad from the straight back view except for a very few exceptions.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 13, 2020 06:24 PM (KZzsI)

340 331
Also, Blade Runner (one of the greatest movies of all time) is on Netflix right now.

Posted by: Ghost of Lee Atwater at February 13, 2020 06:23 PM (nu45M)

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Original release is the best version.

Fight me. To the death.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at February 13, 2020 06:24 PM (cfSRQ)

341 Nearly all the new American car designs have a crappy rear end. Even the really nice models look bad from the straight back view except for a very few exceptions.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February



Aerodynamics

Posted by: not so at February 13, 2020 06:25 PM (HALdu)

342 340 Original release is the best version.

Fight me. To the death.
Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at February 13, 2020 06:24 PM (cfSRQ)

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The American one with the voiceover?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 13, 2020 06:25 PM (zZbCU)

343 AO-C gushes over Drag Queen reality show:


Drag is blackface for gay men.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at February 13, 2020 06:25 PM (oVJmc)

344 THIS. Early Jane Seymour.

Yeah Jane Seymour was so beautiful I fell in love. Her and Daniela Bianchi in From Russia With Love. Both were kind of dumb and naive but so pretty and sweet.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 13, 2020 06:25 PM (KZzsI)

345 Harrison Ford lived long enough to be stupid.

Posted by: tubal at February 13, 2020 06:25 PM (90T4r)

346 335 My favorite Bond Girl is the crossbow girl from For Your Eyes Only.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 13, 2020 06:21 PM (KZzsI)
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Carole Bouquet.
Posted by: Captain Obvious, Co. Q, 365th Dog Faced Pony Soldier Bn. at February 13, 2020 06:24 PM (jW9oF)

Absolutely. She might be the genesis to my attraction to smoky eyes. And tits.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at February 13, 2020 06:25 PM (2B9A/)

347 For anybody interested in the TRUTH about what's going on in China, go here....

https://youtu.be/1Zg8q5wHfok

Livestream - taped interviews

Posted by: CPT. Charles at February 13, 2020 06:26 PM (W+kMI)

348 Original release is the best version.

No argument here. It might not have been Ridley Scott's vision but the voiceover needs to be there.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 13, 2020 06:26 PM (KZzsI)

349 The worst Bond girl is Britt Ekland as Goodnight in The Man with the Golden Gun.

All she does is follow Bond around and ask to sleep with him.

She's gorgeous, but the character is just awful.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 13, 2020 06:26 PM (zZbCU)

350 Nearly all the new American car designs have a crappy rear end. Even the really nice models look bad from the straight back view except for a very few exceptions.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor
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That is necessary in order to limit rear and side vision.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc.,etc. at February 13, 2020 06:26 PM (CDGwz)

351 The American one with the voiceover?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 13, 2020 06:25 PM (zZbCU)

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Yes.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at February 13, 2020 06:26 PM (cfSRQ)

352 Posted by: zombie at February 13, 2020 06:23 PM (ySK7x)

That sounds awful.

Posted by: Jordan61 at February 13, 2020 06:26 PM (Ez6QX)

353 351 The American one with the voiceover?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 13, 2020 06:25 PM (zZbCU)

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Yes.
Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at February 13, 2020 06:26 PM (cfSRQ)

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You are an odd duck, good sir.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 13, 2020 06:27 PM (zZbCU)

354 Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 13, 2020 06:25 PM (KZzsI)

70s early 80's (from LALD to Somewhere in Time) Jane Seymour is the apotheosis on attractive. Every Man on the planet would give precious body appendages.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at February 13, 2020 06:27 PM (2B9A/)

355 I was trying to conceive of some way that this wasn't written by and for 4-year-olds, and the only thing I could come up with wa sa crucial scnene when she's in Samuel L. Jackson's "Unicorn Store" and he shows her a unicorn horn, and she fondles it and says, "It's so big!" And so I thought: Maybe this movie is about Big Black Dicks, and the two guys she's mesmerized by are black and both have phallic-symbol objects (horn, and the other has a big hammer), while the creepy boss is white and therefore has a small dick which is what makes him creepy.

But I doubt that was even intentional. I was just straight-up infantile and pointless.

Grade: F
Posted by: zombie

So, Brie doesn't grow a bum ?

Posted by: JT at February 13, 2020 06:27 PM (arJlL)

356 Magnum P.I. was a great show. There is nothing on today that is remotely comparable. I realize there is a new Magnum but refuse to watch it. I assume it is like all the other remakes. Remember the remake of Red Dawn?

It would be impossible to remake Magnum or really anything from that time period because the culture has changed so much. You can use the same names and location but that is about it.

One recurring theme in the original Magnum was Vietnam, POW's and mercenaries. Mercenaries were a part of pop culture in the 80s. You could go years without hearing that word today.

Posted by: Quint at February 13, 2020 06:28 PM (n13/j)

357 All she does is follow Bond around and ask to sleep with him.

She's gorgeous, but the character is just awful.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 13, 2020 06:26 PM (zZbCU)

Who was the brunette (Dr Goodhead) in Moonraker? For some reason she strikes that Kate Jackson attractive thing for me.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at February 13, 2020 06:29 PM (2B9A/)

358 The worst Bond girl is Britt Ekland as Goodnight in The Man with the Golden Gun.

All she does is follow Bond around and ask to sleep with him.

She's gorgeous, but the character is just awful.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 13, 2020 06:26 PM (zZbCU)
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I still think Tanya Roberts is worse.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Co. Q, 365th Dog Faced Pony Soldier Bn. at February 13, 2020 06:29 PM (jW9oF)

359 Original release is the best version.

Fight me. To the death.



No, I'll just call you stupid. You can hear how stupid Harrison Ford thinks the voiceover is, which is why it sounds stupid.

Also I'm hoping Ace will chastise you over your nick.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 13, 2020 06:29 PM (gd9RK)

360 I think Sophie Marceau is one of the most beautiful women alive but the bond girl she played was such a cold psycho she can't really make the list. And Maryam D'Abo is gorgeous but was kind of a pointless idiot in Living Daylights.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 13, 2020 06:29 PM (KZzsI)

361 130
93 This is a stupid comment, but watching Ford v. Ferarri, seeing the race along country roads, and seeing the gorgeously curvy cars, I thought: Oh. This is where Speed Racer came from.

Posted by: ace at February 13, 2020 05:44 PM (PbpT7)

LOL I remember Speed Racer.
:-)

Posted by: Iris at February 13, 2020 05:49 PM (lSFe/)


Go Speed Racer!

Go Speed Racer!

Go Speed Racer, GO-O!

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg, whose little brothers were Speed Racer fans every afternoon after school at February 13, 2020 06:29 PM (sy5kK)

362 So, Brie doesn't grow a bum ?
Posted by: JT a


No. She has a flat ass and a gigantic forehead, throughout the film.

Actually, she's depicted as being basically childlike, totally asexual.

Posted by: zombie at February 13, 2020 06:29 PM (ySK7x)

363 I saw zero theater movies in the last year. I was interested in the Clarence Thomas movie and another I can't remember, but its just a hassle and too f'ing loud.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 13, 2020 06:29 PM (r+sAi)

364 You are an odd duck, good sir.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 13, 2020 06:27 PM (zZbCU)

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I've already addressed this at length. Full article below.
https://tinyurl.com/u9sbm28

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at February 13, 2020 06:30 PM (cfSRQ)

365 Posted by: zombie at February 13, 2020 06:23 PM (ySK7x)



What was your comment about movies written and directed by women? It's like watching little girls play with dollhouses? I thought it was pretty good.

Posted by: lowandslow at February 13, 2020 06:30 PM (4thlk)

366 >>> It is forever on my shelf.
Ownership is the tits.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 13, 2020 06:24 PM (zZbCU)

Several films I own is just because then Hollywood cannot take them away from me for badthink one day.

Blazing Saddles, the entire Thin Man series, etc.

Wish I still has the cassette of the Aladdin soundtrack with the "cut off year ear 'cause they don't like your face" line. That is never coming back.

Posted by: LizLem at February 13, 2020 06:30 PM (hvf9s)

367 358 The worst Bond girl is Britt Ekland as Goodnight in The Man with the Golden Gun.

All she does is follow Bond around and ask to sleep with him.

She's gorgeous, but the character is just awful.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 13, 2020 06:26 PM (zZbCU)
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I still think Tanya Roberts is worse.
Posted by: Captain Obvious, Co. Q, 365th Dog Faced Pony Soldier Bn. at February 13, 2020 06:29 PM (jW9oF)

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It doesn't help that Roberts is in a significantly worse movie. A View to a Kill is just terrible.

I liked very few of Moore's Bond girls.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 13, 2020 06:30 PM (zZbCU)

368 Who was the brunette (Dr Goodhead) in Moonraker? For some reason she strikes that Kate Jackson attractive thing for me.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at February 13, 2020 06:29 PM (2B9A/)
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Lois Chiles. In an interview, she said she was proud to have had one of the filthier Bond Girl names.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Co. Q, 365th Dog Faced Pony Soldier Bn. at February 13, 2020 06:31 PM (jW9oF)

369 Michelle Yeoh in Tomorrow Never Dies was damn fine and capable as well, she ranks high for me.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 13, 2020 06:31 PM (KZzsI)

370 360 I think Sophie Marceau is one of the most beautiful women alive but the bond girl she played was such a cold psycho she can't really make the list. And Maryam D'Abo is gorgeous but was kind of a pointless idiot in Living Daylights.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 13, 2020 06:29 PM (KZzsI)

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The ideas behind The World is not Enough are great.

It's also probably the worst executed Bond film ever made. I kind of hate it.

It also feels like two unrelated scripts smooshed together without really figuring them out.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 13, 2020 06:31 PM (zZbCU)

371 >>>Here's my movie review contribution:<<<

Something tells me that movie night in the Zombie household is rarely a dull event.

Posted by: Fritz at February 13, 2020 06:31 PM (ATCV4)

372 The subtext of all cinema is Big Black Dicks, if you think about it really hard. And I do.

Posted by: Mayor Pete at February 13, 2020 06:31 PM (I+uRD)

373 Half of the voiceovers in Blade Runner are useful, half are not.

I think they add something special, making it more noir than sci-fi in tone.

You don't need it on the second or third + watching it, but that first viewing...yeah, I think its useful.

I just wish Ford hadn't deliberately tanked his performance.

Rutger Hauer STOLE that movie, thank God.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at February 13, 2020 06:31 PM (l4C/z)

374 No, I'll just call you stupid. You can hear how stupid Harrison Ford thinks the voiceover is, which is why it sounds stupid.



Also I'm hoping Ace will chastise you over your nick.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 13, 2020 06:29 PM (gd9RK)

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Another yutz whose taste is in his mouth.

Read my brilliant explanation and be still.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at February 13, 2020 06:32 PM (cfSRQ)

375 A View to a Kill is just terrible.

The song sucked too, but then so do most Bond songs NOT sung by someone whose name rhymes with Mirley Shanson.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at February 13, 2020 06:32 PM (ykYG2)

376 Magnum is being shown on one of the cable channels, have caught it a few times, last time was one with a very young Shannon Doherty maybe 10 or 11.

Posted by: Skip at February 13, 2020 06:32 PM (ZCEU2)

377 >>>No, I'll just call you stupid. You can hear how stupid Harrison Ford thinks the voiceover is, which is why it sounds stupid.


so, the movie was always supposed to have a voice-over, from the first script.

But they kept rewriting it and calling Ford back in to record new versions of it.

The one they used was the last one, where Ford was phoning it in because he hated working on the movie and hated even more being called in without additional pay to re-record voice overs.

I think I heard that the first and second versions are actually decent, and that maybe it would be interesting to see a movie where they were re-inserted.

Posted by: ace at February 13, 2020 06:32 PM (PbpT7)

378 nood
fashion

Posted by: andycanuck at February 13, 2020 06:32 PM (TQ/zJ)

379 Anybody here caught an episode of that " Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" thing on Amazon? What is UP with that show? I laughed. Not in the good way laughed.

Posted by: tubal at February 13, 2020 06:32 PM (90T4r)

380 And Maryam D'Abo is gorgeous but was kind of a pointless idiot in Living Daylights.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 13, 2020 06:29 PM (KZzsI)
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Well, her chatacter was a musician, so...true to life?

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Co. Q, 365th Dog Faced Pony Soldier Bn. at February 13, 2020 06:32 PM (jW9oF)

381 369 Michelle Yeoh in Tomorrow Never Dies was damn fine and capable as well, she ranks high for me.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 13, 2020 06:31 PM (KZzsI)

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The problem with her is that they tried to shoehorn her in as a romantic lead with Bond at the very end.

I know it's the thing, but Yeoh stood on her own as a kickass action costar and didn't need to be romantically involved with Bond. Otherwise, she's great.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 13, 2020 06:32 PM (zZbCU)

382 and the best Bond movie was Our Man Bashir.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at February 13, 2020 06:33 PM (ykYG2)

383 Sean Young was at the apex of beauty and sexual power.

Ridley Scott's version is my choice.
Saw it in Austin on 1 large screen when released.
1982 just passing thru town.

Posted by: Nevermind, the clowns are here at February 13, 2020 06:33 PM (WX+x0)

384 ''Her and Daniela Bianchi in From Russia With Love. ''

My favorite Bond movie.

Posted by: Tuna at February 13, 2020 06:34 PM (RueoN)

385 Several films I own is just because then Hollywood cannot take them away from me for badthink one day.
Posted by: LizLem at February 13, 2020 06:30 PM (hvf9s)

I have the Star Wars/Empire/RotJ DVDs from about 15 years ago that came with the original theatrical release for that exact reason.

Posted by: Ghost of Lee Atwater at February 13, 2020 06:34 PM (nu45M)

386 View To A Kill is the worst Bond movie. Absolute horrible film. Oddly, Octopussy despite its bizarre name is one of the better ones. All the Roger Moore films suffered from being too campy and goofy, even the best of them had at least one cringing awful scene or poorly done sound editing (the slide whistle in the looping car jump scene for Man With The Golden Gun being the ultimate example).

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 13, 2020 06:34 PM (KZzsI)

387 Cozi TV has cute Magnum PI ads.

"Who wears short shorts...HE wears short shorts!" Hah.

Mainly watch that channel for Murder She Wrote.

Posted by: LizLem at February 13, 2020 06:35 PM (hvf9s)

388 I just wish Ford hadn't deliberately tanked his performance.



Rutger Hauer STOLE that movie, thank God.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at February 13, 2020 06:31 PM (l4C/z)

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Many movies achieve greatness by accident.

The indifferent reading by Ford reinforces the world-weariness of his character.

It wasn't meant to be, but it's prefect. If he read with more verve or emotion, it would have been hard to reconcile the voice with the burnout on the screen.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at February 13, 2020 06:35 PM (cfSRQ)

389 386 View To A Kill is the worst Bond movie. Absolute horrible film. Oddly, Octopussy despite its bizarre name is one of the better ones. All the Roger Moore films suffered from being too campy and goofy, even the best of them had at least one cringing awful scene or poorly done sound editing (the slide whistle in the looping car jump scene for Man With The Golden Gun being the ultimate example).
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 13, 2020 06:34 PM (KZzsI)

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Yay!

Someone else who liked Octopussy!

It's reputation is not kind, but it's Moore's best built Bond film.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 13, 2020 06:35 PM (zZbCU)

390 Did someone say Deborah Ann Woll?

https://bestofcomicbooks.com/deborah-ann-woll-bikini-pictures/

Posted by: scottst at February 13, 2020 06:35 PM (0Y08H)

391 Who was the brunette (Dr Goodhead) in Moonraker? For some reason she strikes that Kate Jackson attractive thing for me.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at February 13, 2020 06:29 PM

A former employer had a client named Greathead. She was, however, a -1.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at February 13, 2020 06:36 PM (rBtIz)

392 The indifferent reading by Ford reinforces the world-weariness of his character.

I agree, it just sounds like someone who has given up on life. It fits.

Someone else who liked Octopussy!

It has its weak points (the exotic island scenes, the half a car chase) but its overall quite a good spy thriller.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 13, 2020 06:36 PM (KZzsI)

393 Yay!

Someone else who liked Octopussy!

It's reputation is not kind, but it's Moore's best built Bond film.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 13, 2020 06:35 PM (zZbCU)
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It's probably no coincidence the George MacDonald Fraser did script doctoring on it.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Co. Q, 365th Dog Faced Pony Soldier Bn. at February 13, 2020 06:37 PM (jW9oF)

394 267 Adam Carolla has a couple of documentaries up on Netflix right now, one about the Ford/Ferrari rivalry in the 60s racing and one about Carroll Shelby. I've seen the first one and it's pretty interesting, haven't watched the second yet.
Posted by: Ghost of Lee Atwater at February 13, 2020 06:11 PM (nu45M)


If Hollywood had any sense, they would put Adam Corolla in charge. Of everything.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at February 13, 2020 06:38 PM (sy5kK)

395 393 It's probably no coincidence the George MacDonald Fraser did script doctoring on it.
Posted by: Captain Obvious, Co. Q, 365th Dog Faced Pony Soldier Bn. at February 13, 2020 06:37 PM (jW9oF)

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If only his scratch out of the Tarzan yell hadn't been misunderstood as an underline...

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 13, 2020 06:38 PM (zZbCU)

396 I saw the other day that they are remaking Clue. Bastards.

Posted by: Jordan61 at February 13, 2020 06:17 PM (Ez6QX)

Great. A woke version? What would THAT be like?

Posted by: tubal at February 13, 2020 06:18 PM (90T4r)

The White Conservative Christian Republican wearing a MAGA hat, silly!

Posted by: Dick Wolf, Law & Order: Clue at February 13, 2020 06:41 PM (qAR6u)

397 Horror movies lose me where the whatever-it-is shows up and I think,"yeah, so, I draw the 629 and cash its check. No huhu. Movie over.".

Watching horror movies as a yoot is the reason I am almost never found without a flashlight, a knife, and a gun (at least one of each).

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, we are being gaslighted 24/365 at February 13, 2020 06:41 PM (zlgJP)

398
Cozi TV has cute Magnum PI ads.


Cozi just cut a new promo for Charlie's Angels
that repeats *that chime* over and over.


This is the chime:

https://youtu.be/Mkip34wXV0E?t=38s

Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at February 13, 2020 06:44 PM (J/v97)

399


nood gayness

Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at February 13, 2020 06:46 PM (J/v97)

400 >>>Someone else who liked Octopussy!


There are James Bond YouTubers and they almost all put Octopussy as one of their top fives.

Posted by: ace at February 13, 2020 06:47 PM (PbpT7)

401 Ford V Ferrari sounds like something I could sit through

Posted by: Shoey at February 13, 2020 06:55 PM (lg4FP)

402 You know what your discussion of Escape Room reminds me of, ace?

Cube.

There's a movie that is WAY WAY WAY better than it should be. And yet there it is.



Your Grace is correct, as always. A fantastic low-budget movie. It could literally have been done as film school project. There was essentially one set for the entire movie with cut scenes of people crawling into and out of the same set with different lighting.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at February 13, 2020 06:57 PM (yQpMk)

403 Pitch Black is another film that saved money by making it impossible to see anything, err, since it was pitch black.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at February 13, 2020 06:57 PM (yQpMk)

404 ..and I'm willowed by 250 comments.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at February 13, 2020 06:58 PM (yQpMk)

405 Last!

Posted by: Joe Biden at February 13, 2020 07:03 PM (2N7oZ)

406 RE; Ford vs. Ferrari. Knowing the real history of this subject, I refuse to witness Hollywood's bastardization of it. Thank you.

Posted by: Boo radley at February 13, 2020 07:08 PM (VlZwl)

407 311
The story of how Ford built their car, raced it and it failed, then took it to Shelby and he basically rebuilt the thing from the ground up is pretty cool.

To me the best part of Shelby's story was the Cobra. In four years he took it from a single prototype to the World manufacturer's Championship, which the Cobra team won in Reims, France on July 4, 1965.

Original Cobras are worth a small fortune now, easily a million bucks. The last Daytona coupe I think sold for $7.5M.

Posted by: Kaner at February 13, 2020 07:16 PM (rR7m4)

408 406
It wasn't as bad as this diehard fan thought it would be. Pretty good, in fact. Not quite what I'd call accurate, but pretty good.

Posted by: Kaner at February 13, 2020 07:18 PM (rR7m4)

409 Part of the problem with doing a movie on Shelby is he led a really interesting life and was such a bigger than life character, and you could make a movie on a lot of aspects of his life.. There are a few good interviews with him. I thought this interview is pretty good.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKYoxGv_llI
And of course the book the movie was largely based on = Go Like Hell, by A.J. Baime, is a great read for anyone interested in the Ford vs Ferrari wars.

Posted by: Little Larry Sellers at February 13, 2020 07:18 PM (+UeH8)

410 I can't picture Matt Damon as Carroll Shelby, and I can't imagine the Ford vs Ferrari story being told without having a lot of Shelby in it.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at February 13, 2020 07:24 PM (ZXnzo)

411 I owned a GT40. Then my alarm clock went off and I had to go to eork.

Posted by: Boo radley at February 13, 2020 07:27 PM (VlZwl)

412 409 I get that. I've had a lifelong love of the guy and his cares and a contempt for Damon due to his non-movie BS. My review: It was fine. There wasn't really any depth (as Ace notes), and the focus on the Miles relationship excluded a lot of the other stuff going on (like the actual engineering of the car in England, that Shelby actually took responsibility for the "tie", his warm relationship with Iacocca and others that ran cover for him at Ford, etc.). But they made an entertaining movie that wasn't crap. Just "fine".

Posted by: Little Larry Sellers at February 13, 2020 07:32 PM (+UeH8)

413 ...plus no CGI except for the crowd shots.

Posted by: Little Larry Sellers at February 13, 2020 07:34 PM (+UeH8)

414 Ford vs Ferrari is a great movie.

One thing is it is hugely re-watchable, and I liked the performance of Caitriona Balfe, the actress who played Ken Miles' wife.

On bond girls:

Carey Lowell. Just divine.

Posted by: Flubber at February 13, 2020 07:46 PM (PQnIX)

415 414... Like I said, it wasn't crap and I would watch it again. I am probably a bit jaded because I ate and breathed Shelby as a kid (friend had one and his Dad was Pres. of the Northern CA Shelby club so they always had Cobras and GT350/500's at their house).
They could have really made a disaster out of it but didn't.
I'll go with Jane Seymour. I didn't even see Live and Let Die until about 10 years ago.

Posted by: Little Larry Sellers at February 13, 2020 08:54 PM (+UeH8)

416 I was disappointed in "Ford v. Ferrari". I wanted more geeky engineering stuff, more fully realized characters (Carol Shelby was married something like eight times, but to go this movie, the guy was a monk), and better racing scenes: if I had a dime for every time a car pulled up next to the leader, the drivers exchanged steely glances, then a gearshift lever was pulled back - always back, never forward - and the car roared into the lead, the movie would have paid for itself.

The movie didn't suck, I guess, and it treated masculine pursuits more or less seriously: there was no "toxic masculinity" bullshit. But it could have been so much better.

Frankly, the movie had me rooting for Enzo Ferrari. He was a craftsman and engineer who built a company that cared about building the best and most beautiful cars possible, and he wasn't going to let a dick like Henry Ford II take it away from him. And the translation scene, when Ferrari says just what he thinks of Ford, is hilarious.

Still, if you want to see a good movie about racing, dial up Ron Howard's "Rush".

Posted by: Brown Line at February 13, 2020 09:03 PM (S6ArX)

417 My favorite racing movie is still Grand Prix. But I'm a huge James Garner fan and I love the cars of that era. Also, Senna is just fabulous, for different reasons, obviously. The Senna - Prost battle was fantastic. I like LeMans. Not a great film in that there are 18 words in it, but I love the Porsche's of that era.

Posted by: Little Larry Sellers at February 13, 2020 09:16 PM (+UeH8)

418 Watch Carrolla's movie about Ford v Ferrari called the 24 hour war or read "Go Like Hell" the book it was based on for which the writer got no credit.

Posted by: Josh Brolin's Blistered Taint at February 13, 2020 09:54 PM (GS42F)

419 I've heard it's great.....It's on my watch list. Yeah, I read Go Like Hell about 5 years ago. Much more detail than the movie covered.

Posted by: Little Larry Sellers at February 13, 2020 10:32 PM (+UeH8)

420 Yes movies mostly suck, but go see 1917. It is worth seeing in the theater.

Posted by: Goferit at February 14, 2020 12:27 PM (olpu0)

421 Sorry I'm way late to this thread, but just in case anyone cares....

I, too, saw Ford v Ferrari and thought it was enjoyable. Not great, but great fun. But then I was on either Netflix or AmazonPrime and came upon a Shelby documentary that I figured I'd watch, just to see what the film fudged. It was really good -- filled in the gaps of reality and nuance that FvF missed. Like the fact that Shelby had already won LeMans -- the same years the GT40 lost -- in his own Daytona. So, he actually had two cars competing in LeMans at the same time -- he wasn't just eating his gut out over the GT40.

This documentary led into another one about Ayrton Senna, which was really good, and it led me to binge-watch the Formula 1 series on Netflix. It follows a few teams through the entire 2018 season, and they do a wonderful job of allowing some of the fantastic footage from the driver's POV to rule each episode. Really gives you a good perspective on the insanity these guys chose as a profession. Good stuff.

Posted by: red speck at February 14, 2020 04:41 PM (nrC0n)

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