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oilcan

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« Reply #45 on: July 08, 2019, 12:21:11 PM »

Benicio del Toro
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« Reply #46 on: July 08, 2019, 06:47:31 PM »

Another of the cabal joins in. Amazing how none of you pussies ever fight your own battles.

Wah!!!

Everybody disagrees with me! It must be a conspiracy against me!

Wah!!!

Poor Piggy.

Gee, Josh. Thought you liked minority opinions.
Heh
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« Reply #47 on: July 08, 2019, 06:48:50 PM »

If Tori Spelling produced a remake of "Fantasy Island," then who do you think should play Mr Rourke?

Me?

Johnny Depp?

Who?

Salute,

Tony V.

Cheech or Chong. Or both.
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« Reply #48 on: September 05, 2019, 11:25:24 AM »

"Killing Eve" season one is a hoot.  Darkly funny spy actioner that subverts most of the usual tropes and cliches of the genre, with considerable wit, and Sandra Oh is terrific.  The show, and the cast, have been showered with awards and it's not hard to see why. 
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« Reply #49 on: September 17, 2019, 12:30:40 PM »

https://beta.washingtonpost.com/arts-entertainment/2019/09/17/alex-trebek-is-resuming-chemotherapy-after-his-numbers-went-sky-high-he-said/

I think the beta page won't zap you with a paywall. 

I was impressed that he had any remission period at all - pancreatic cancer doesn't often allow even that.

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« Reply #50 on: November 15, 2019, 09:36:43 AM »

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« Reply #51 on: November 18, 2019, 01:17:25 PM »

Just a quick nod to David E. Kelley and yet another great series from him, "Big Little Lies."  It's remarkable how he takes themes and plot setups that could easily devolve into high-grade trash and makes real drama and social commentary bloom from them.  And with considerable help from the formidable cast, which includes Laura Dern, Shailene Woodleigh, Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman.  Though I was initially prepared to hate the show, I was quickly drawn in by Witherspoon's rendition of a suburban mom as Tracy Flick All Grown Up.  The tone starts out suggesting we are in for satirical comedy, but in the next four episodes darkens as we learn of the violence that lies in some of the characters pasts and present marriages.  There are still plenty of comedic moments, but the show moves beyond just poking fun at helicopter parenting and the rigors of affluence.  Great stuff.
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« Reply #52 on: November 18, 2019, 11:31:36 PM »

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/bjwexw/disney-and-the-mandalorian-are-driving-people-back-to-torrenting?utm_source=vicefbus&fbclid=IwAR1Uak4rqaS6jHydb-exd-fxN-ucEotYdxNUpx1vVm70HLXm6bhT-st96XY

Too steep a price for the casual watcher... but easily accessible by the casual techie watcher, who is their target audience. Oops..
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« Reply #53 on: November 18, 2019, 11:32:04 PM »

Just a quick nod to David E. Kelley and yet another great series from him, "Big Little Lies."  It's remarkable how he takes themes and plot setups that could easily devolve into high-grade trash and makes real drama and social commentary bloom from them.  And with considerable help from the formidable cast, which includes Laura Dern, Shailene Woodleigh, Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman.  Though I was initially prepared to hate the show, I was quickly drawn in by Witherspoon's rendition of a suburban mom as Tracy Flick All Grown Up.  The tone starts out suggesting we are in for satirical comedy, but in the next four episodes darkens as we learn of the violence that lies in some of the characters pasts and present marriages.  There are still plenty of comedic moments, but the show moves beyond just poking fun at helicopter parenting and the rigors of affluence.  Great stuff.

Thanks. Sounds like it's worth a looksee!
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« Reply #54 on: November 22, 2019, 01:41:20 PM »

Just a quick nod to David E. Kelley and yet another great series from him, "Big Little Lies."  It's remarkable how he takes themes and plot setups that could easily devolve into high-grade trash and makes real drama and social commentary bloom from them.  And with considerable help from the formidable cast, which includes Laura Dern, Shailene Woodleigh, Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman.  Though I was initially prepared to hate the show, I was quickly drawn in by Witherspoon's rendition of a suburban mom as Tracy Flick All Grown Up.  The tone starts out suggesting we are in for satirical comedy, but in the next four episodes darkens as we learn of the violence that lies in some of the characters pasts and present marriages.  There are still plenty of comedic moments, but the show moves beyond just poking fun at helicopter parenting and the rigors of affluence.  Great stuff.

Big Little Lies was a book adaptation

Kelley killed Robin Williams when The Crazy Ones wasnt a hit.
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« Reply #55 on: November 23, 2019, 10:02:45 AM »

At least get the facts on Lewy body dementia before trolling.   CBS cancelled the series.  Williams' death was a result of LBD, not his last gig. 
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« Reply #56 on: Today at 12:22:26 PM »

Rene Auberjonois has shape-shifted for the last time.  RIP.

As well as his famous role as "Odo" on ST:DS9, he was the original Father Mulcahy in MASH.  And appeared in other Altman films.

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