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    Thank you President Duterte.

    Thank you President Duterte.
  2. Thread: Current movies

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    Used to be the southern accent was the only...

    Used to be the southern accent was the only American accent the brits would try. Then along came dialect coaches. We'd be amazed at the number of non Americans are acting on regular TV shows....
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    Switzerland The positive impact is clear. The...

    Switzerland
    The positive impact is clear. The open scenes have not reappeared, and drug-related crime has seen an “exceptional reduction,” according to a study by the University of Lausanne’s...
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    The Netherlands has distributed heroin to its...

    The Netherlands has distributed heroin to its citizens via supervised injection sites or heroin treatment centers since the 90s. Dutch public health experts cite these actions as one reason the...
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    I highly recommend "Leavenworth" on STARZ. A...

    I highly recommend "Leavenworth" on STARZ. A documentary (5 parts) about one of the soldiers (Lorance) recently pardoned by Trump. It covers many angles, and, what I like most about it, is it lets...
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    I recommend Midway. The pilots are front and...

    I recommend Midway. The pilots are front and center and the CGI impressive.
    Have also seen: Judy, a probable Oscar for Rene.
    Parasite: A South Korean dramedy that might get...
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    I lasted 1 and a half hours. Old men behaving...

    I lasted 1 and a half hours. Old men behaving badly. I'll take Coppola's view of gangsters any day. Nothing new from DeNiro and Pacino, and Pesci tones it down. Basically it was a slow drag.
  8. Thread: 1917

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NvL0Bj9ZUPc 5...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NvL0Bj9ZUPc
    5 minutes "Secret in their eyes". Argentinian film, far superior to American remake. Excuse Spanish.
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    This is what all of us 80+ year olds, and those...

    This is what all of us 80+ year olds, and those yet-to-be, have to look forward to!! This is something that happened at an assisted living center.

    The people who lived there had small apartments...
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    Sputnik. I remember seeing it at night....

    Sputnik. I remember seeing it at night.
    Coronation of Q2. Watched it on Telly but the set died.
    Suez crisis 1956. Was the only Yank in school (U.K.) and was given a hard time
    JFK assasination...
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    Yes we have done this before. I was in Hawaii in...

    Yes we have done this before. I was in Hawaii in Peace Corps training for Indonesia. JFK had met with the group before me in the White House, so there was a connection. We were in class when someone...
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    You mean: What's dis here sauce?

    You mean: What's dis here sauce?
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    I was in Wales in the 70's and asked a cop where...

    I was in Wales in the 70's and asked a cop where Bonttdu was. "Bontedu" we said. The cop said "you mean Bonthy."
  14. I can't see any of these mentioned viewing Super...

    I can't see any of these mentioned viewing Super Hero movies as great Art. I loved the comics when a kid. When I was a child.....
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    And like that certain something in DC this story...

    And like that certain something in DC this story seems to be favoring the side doing the accusing..so far.:)
  16. I'll take one of the greatest Directors living's...

    I'll take one of the greatest Directors living's definition of cinema over most people's.
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    Jack Ryan 2 was a shallow, jingoistic,...

    Jack Ryan 2 was a shallow, jingoistic, disappointment. I've never read Clancy, just seen the movies based on his books, but I think/hope he was deeper than this. Once again the slogan is: Entertain...
  18. He said: "Many of the elements that define...

    He said: "Many of the elements that define cinema"as I know it" are there in Marvel pictures.
  19. I would guess that he defines cinema differently...

    I would guess that he defines cinema differently than you do. We are all free to define it in our own way. How people define things is at the core of our similarities and differences.
  20. Thread: Fun with maps

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    https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/10/29/cli...

    https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/10/29/climate/coastal-cities-underwater.html
    Rising seas could affect three times more people by 2050 than previously thought, according to new research,...
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    Nixon. He won, lost, won, and REALLY lost:)

    Nixon. He won, lost, won, and REALLY lost:)
  22. Thread: peruse THIS!

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    No it's an old English plow.

    No it's an old English plow.
  23. Thread: peruse THIS!

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    Reread?

    Reread?
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    It depends on how much of a run up it gets and...

    It depends on how much of a run up it gets and whether the jump is a fair or foul one.:)
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    Just watched "El Camino" the post Walter White...

    Just watched "El Camino" the post Walter White movie on Netflix. "Jesse grows a pair" might be a better title. Bittersweet to watch Robert Forster's last performance, he died Oct 11. Had to explain...
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