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« Reply #4470 on: December 26, 2017, 02:44:02 PM »

Not while there are ignorant racist trolls to dispatch with ease.
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« Reply #4471 on: December 26, 2017, 05:12:45 PM »

 Cheesy

And wasn't it "Bobby Joe" in the Tallahatchee bridge song?  My inner pedant/OCD wants to know.  Googling....

My ears are pricking at all the positive buzz I'm hearing for "All the Money in the World."  (or at least one of my ears is)

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« Reply #4472 on: December 26, 2017, 07:26:08 PM »

He never let support things like facts get in the way of spewing vitriol, why stop now that he has dementia??
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« Reply #4473 on: December 26, 2017, 08:08:00 PM »

He's right, it is Billy Joe.  My mind coughed up "Bobby" probably because Bobbie Gentry sang it. 
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« Reply #4474 on: December 26, 2017, 08:24:26 PM »

He's right, it is Billy Joe.  My mind coughed up "Bobby" probably because Bobbie Gentry sang it. 

Since the song is "Ode to Billie Joe" it should be Billie Joe.

But looking at some of the lyrics on-line they have it at "Billy Joe".

hmm, pass the biscuits, please.
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« Reply #4475 on: December 27, 2017, 01:50:31 AM »

Johnny Reb still here? Thought he'd be pulling his Nathan Hale impression together by now.

Oh well. One can hope.
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« Reply #4476 on: December 27, 2017, 06:34:01 PM »

That makes no sense.
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« Reply #4477 on: December 28, 2017, 02:05:31 AM »

Pussy troll lol.
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« Reply #4478 on: December 28, 2017, 10:25:15 AM »

That makes no sense.

It does to those who aren't so ignorant.
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« Reply #4479 on: December 28, 2017, 01:22:15 PM »

That makes no sense.


I was confused by the stuffing of Johnny Reb and Nathan Hale in one metaphor.

Did they jump off the Tallahatchie bridge together?  I slept through that week in history class.

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« Reply #4480 on: December 28, 2017, 04:23:53 PM »

That makes no sense.


I was confused by the stuffing of Johnny Reb and Nathan Hale in one metaphor.

Did they jump off the Tallahatchie bridge together?  I slept through that week in history class.



Billie Joe was pushed. Nathan had help from General Gates. But Johnny Reb is on his own, and has apparently chickened out, again.
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« Reply #4481 on: December 29, 2017, 02:42:30 AM »

I regret that you are a dork, never been a sport...
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« Reply #4482 on: December 30, 2017, 10:16:34 AM »

I regret that you are a dork, never been a sport...

Try to keep up, sot.
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« Reply #4483 on: December 30, 2017, 10:02:22 PM »

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« Reply #4484 on: January 03, 2018, 01:17:09 PM »

A couple of recent viewings over the break....

"Downsizing" - attempts at Swiftian satire, with Matt Damon as a credible shrinking man, but seems to abandon all the interesting (and comic) potential of the sci-fi premise so meticulously set up in the first 45 minutes.  The rest of the film doesn't really require Matt, or his romantic interest, to be tiny.  It's just plain social satire, with a gimmick.  Enjoyable, but somehow muddled in spite of all the bursts of Payne-ian brilliance. 

And I question that a modest income would constitute great wealth if you were reduced in size.  Wouldn't you still need to pay someone to make tiny things, and indeed, wouldn't the challenges of miniaturization involve more, not less, expense?  (how would they make clothes from ordinary cloth fibers?  Rough-hewn chafing would seem certain otherwise...)  Most of the cost of things is not the raw material. 

"Darkest Hour" -- excellent.  Good script and tight focus on the epochal moment in Churchill's life, showing respect to both sides on the question of trying to broker peace with Herr Hitler.  Several scenes, even though one is familiar with the event that will unfold, pack some emotional punch - I liked the scene of Winnie's descent into the Tube and impromptu conferencing with commuters on a possible war resolution.  And kudos to Joe Wright for resisting a romantic subplot with Lily James and concomitant irrelevance and distraction.  Directorial restraint is a wonderful thing. 

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