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So, I will admit that I have been television crushing hard on Brie since Community and Mad Men. I loved watching the wrassling with my grandfather in the 80s and early 90s. So when the trailer for the show looked good, I got super excited.     The show went live today and I watched the 37 min pilot over my lunch today. I really enjoyed it. A couple of Mad Men alumni show up, and Marc Maron is really good in a Maron kind of role. I am looking forward to watching the rest...
 I can agree with that argument. An old warrior gone to fat. For me, while reading the book, it was always Anthony Hopkins, but Marvel beat them too it. I also always imagined Shadow as the representation of America, some Melungeon, hybridization of all races, but maybe a touch more First American than the rest.
Final for Friday   + Amadeus - Annie Hall   3 1929/1930 - "ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT" 5 1934 - "IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT" 3 1940 - "REBECCA" 6 1943 - "CASABLANCA" 4 1946 - "THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES" 1 1950 - "ALL ABOUT EVE" 4 1954 - "ON THE WATERFRONT" 3 1955 - "MARTY" 6 1957 - "THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI" 5 1960 - "THE APARTMENT" 5 1961 - "WEST SIDE STORY" 6 1962 - "LAWRENCE OF ARABIA" 6 1965 - "THE SOUND OF MUSIC" 5 1966 - "A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS" 3 1970 -...
Yeah... the binge model is causing me to miss most of the conversation that a week to week would generate, with not enough time to reflect before moving on.    Of course that being said, I just finished two weeks ago Handmaiden's Tale and have yet to go to that thread to comment. I do miss reading how a show's understanding develops. I came late to the Legion party, so reading the thread and Schwartz's reviews was great as I tried to process what the hell I was watching.  
+ French Connection - Platoon   3 1929/1930 - "ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT" 4 1934 - "IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT" 3 1940 - "REBECCA" 6 1943 - "CASABLANCA" 4 1946 - "THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES" 1 1950 - "ALL ABOUT EVE" 1 1953 - "FROM HERE TO ETERNITY" 4 1954 - "ON THE WATERFRONT" 3 1955 - "MARTY" 5 1957 - "THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI" 5 1960 - "THE APARTMENT" 5 1961 - "WEST SIDE STORY" 6 1962 - "LAWRENCE OF ARABIA" 6 1965 - "THE SOUND OF MUSIC" 5 1966 - "A MAN FOR ALL...
I think the idea of media bias and a "fair, impartial" press has always been misunderstood. The era of the Big 3 television journalism, before cable news, put forth the idea that they were fair and impartial and unbiased. They held themselves to a higher ethical standard, in my opinion, but in general they shaped news coverage to their own viewpoints.    Journalism in America has never been unbiased. Never will be.  Historically, you can look at the print media, and they...
See, I am an Intolerable Cruelty apologist. It is more slapsticky Coens, but to me it is their take on the 60s RomCom and it is fantastic. I need more people speaking about the brilliance of the teeth whitening or the frightening partner as the future of Clooney's character. I revisited the Ladykillers a couple of months ago. I have it on a Blockbuster DVD clearance sale, so my buy was cheap. There are parts that are brilliant, and parts that just fall flat. I own the...
First of Thursday   +  The Apartment - From Here to Eternity     3 1929/1930 - "ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT" 4 1934 - "IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT" 4 1940 - "REBECCA" 6 1943 - "CASABLANCA" 4 1946 - "THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES" 3 1950 - "ALL ABOUT EVE" 1 1953 - "FROM HERE TO ETERNITY" 4 1954 - "ON THE WATERFRONT" 4 1955 - "MARTY" 5 1957 - "THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI" 5 1960 - "THE APARTMENT" 4 1961 - "WEST SIDE STORY" 6 1962 - "LAWRENCE OF ARABIA" 4 1965 - "THE SOUND...
There are at least 5 movies on the list I down vote before I down vote Gone with the Wind. I love All about Eve, but it doesn't deserve a spot higher than Gone. Same goes for Patton, From Here to Eternity, Rocky and Spotlight.
:::mcnooj voice::: Gooood. My scratching of Return of the King has brought out the antibodies who quickly reinforce it. No free will.     In all seriousness though, I have a hard time voting for Return of the King, as I think it is a lesser film by comparison to Fellowship.  The Academy seemed to be giving the award to the series, not the film itself. The whole trilogy is a sumptuous feast for the senses, but ROTK is the second best Lord of the Rings film. 
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