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Reply #385 on: June 14, 2018, 07:53:43 PM

are you one of the korean war parents whose kid was taken back then?
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Reply #386 on: June 15, 2018, 03:27:11 PM

I've been thinking about getting moviepass but I would probably need to get a pass for my wife, too, and then it starts getting into "do we have a babysitter lined up?"  My friends and my parents use it and they are happy with it.

Also, I don't have a smart phone, and isn't that a requirement?
Yes.  A smart phone is (essentially) a requirement.

If you get Moviepass, don't get it for your wife/family.  They'll give you free memberships to hand out for a while.

However, their customer service is useless.  They screwed up something for me and getting it fixed is a horrible joke.  Chat sessions with 30 minutes between replies from their customer service team - only to be told they need to escalate it, but escalating is impossible (huh?).  They offered free codes for IHeart Radio as part of a promotion and it looks like their codes are all invalid, but they won't admit it. 

If you get the service, use it a few times quickly to get your value out of it as I would not be surprised to see them go belly up at any time.  From what I've seen of their business plan, they collected $7.99 from me and have already paid out nearly $140.   

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Reply #387 on: June 15, 2018, 11:04:06 PM


Some one who reads newspapers on the shitter, apparently.
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Books.

I do have an iPad that my parents gave me for Christmas, that I didn't want, because they thought I should have one.  It only works on home Wi Fi, though, not on a data plan or whatever you call cellular connectivity. 

I don't want a smart phone because I don't want to end up like many of my family, staring at it all the time in public instead of interacting or paying attention to my child.
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Reply #388 on: July 23, 2018, 02:35:44 AM

"The Lobster".

This was a bad movie. No one should watch it. Why it was critically feted is beyond me.

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Reply #389 on: July 24, 2018, 12:27:31 AM

I got a smart phone for the first time only a couple of weeks ago.  The new house doesn't have copper (grrr) and Verizon wanted too much money for a phone so my sister MADE me get a smart phone.  I got a super cheap one.  It's too big for my hand.  I don't know where I left it.

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Reply #390 on: August 24, 2018, 03:00:29 AM

Watched Meru for the second or third time tonight. Great documentary about three guys trying to do a first ascent of a little known but very technically difficult peak in the Himalayas.. If you are interested at all in big mountain climbing (and for some reason I am weirdly obsessed with this topic despite the fact that I have a hard time climbing a large flight of stairs) it is really good. Great story and beautiful film.

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Reply #391 on: September 24, 2018, 04:53:50 PM

House with the Clock in the Walls.

Garbage.

Kids might like it.  Elena did.

Garbage.

Also, had Ted Cruz in it.

Garbage.

Avoid.

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Reply #392 on: October 09, 2018, 11:22:27 PM

Got invited to a preview showing of First Man tonight. It was fine.

Don't see it in IMAX: the special effects have been designed to look realistic instead of being designed to look impressive. It's interesting and intense to be in the cockpit of various flights and launches and freaky disasters, but it's not all the much to look at. Great sound design, though. Plenty of historical accuracy if that's your thing.

Also it's kind of a big Oscar-bait minimalist artsy metaphor about a socially awkward, emotionally constipated egghead who can only find the peace he needs in the silence of outer space.

Probably worth seeing, but I kept wishing I was watching something goofy and fun like The Right Stuff or Apollo 13. It won't lose much on the small screen except speaker volume and claustrophobia.

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Reply #393 on: October 23, 2018, 05:41:51 PM

Why isnt there a thread about the Gosling Space Movie?

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Reply #394 on: October 23, 2018, 05:43:26 PM

Cause nobody saw it?
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Reply #395 on: October 23, 2018, 08:30:50 PM

I was dragged to it. It was a movie. It tried too hard. I already knew 90% of the story and the remainder is probably dramatic license.

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Reply #396 on: October 23, 2018, 08:50:35 PM

I was dragged to it. It was a movie. It tried too hard. I already knew 90% of the story and the remainder is probably dramatic license.

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Reply #397 on: October 23, 2018, 09:57:48 PM

Why isnt there a thread about the Gosling Space Movie?

I've long since given up on trying to discuss any movie here that isn't part of some nerd franchise.
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Reply #398 on: October 24, 2018, 03:29:48 AM

Why isnt there a thread about the Gosling Space Movie?

Make one and find out !

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Reply #399 on: October 24, 2018, 04:22:12 AM

Is Gosling Space Movie exactly what it sounds like?  A movie about geese in search of a fresh start?

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Reply #400 on: October 24, 2018, 09:48:33 AM

Is Gosling Space Movie exactly what it sounds like?  A movie about geese in search of a fresh start?

They need liebensraum and the geese will step until they get it.
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Reply #401 on: November 03, 2018, 11:23:07 PM

Bohemian Rhapsody was formulaic but fun. Some of the first 1/3 was a trying to be a bit too on the nose funny, but the last 2/3 was good fun, even if it took serious liberties.
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Reply #402 on: November 04, 2018, 01:04:46 AM

I'm not really a fan of it. I can get past it taking some liberties because I know that they have to create some sort of narrative and drama. It just felt like the story they decided to go with didn't feel like Queen. With the exception of Malek's performance the story felt like every episode of Behind the Music where fame & fortune lead to self-destruction and ego leading to a break-up and eventually redemption and reconciliation. It paints Freddie as an outsider even within the band despite the fact that unlike in the movie he was friends and roommates with this guys even when Brian and Roger are still in their Smile days.

Also due to the apparent need for a villain, Paul Prenter gets a lot more focus that would usually be warranted in a story about Queen, and it also hits a lot of the same beats as the Jerry Heller stuff in Straight Outta Compton albeit with an added sexual component.

A lot of the songwriting and concert parts are pretty good, and in particular the Live Aid scene at the end, but those scenes also just kept giving me this nagging feeling of "why don't I just watch the actual video of Live Aid instead?"
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Reply #403 on: November 06, 2018, 02:50:28 PM

I just saw Solomon Kane, which came out a while back. It was actually pretty good.
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Reply #404 on: December 10, 2018, 07:06:22 AM

I just saw Solomon Kane, which came out a while back. It was actually pretty good.


I just saw Okja, which came out a while back. It was actually pretty good.

Very quirky. Tilda Swinton as CEO kills it as CEO.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AjCebKn4iic

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