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Alvin & the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked
-For about the 5th time a few nights ago and likely a 6th and 7th time over the weekend

With little girls at home, I have fallen off the wagon in my quest to catch up on my viewing of the greats


Absolutely cherish every day of this time in your life, K. It will evaporate faster than you ever knew was possible.

I just had a friend completely drop out of one of my wine groups. He has two daughters under six. I told him I have never admired him more, and we looked forward to his return is about 8-10 years. At that time in his life, his girls will have much less time for him in his life!


When my daughter was in her infancy, it was Dumbo. We were living in India without anything watchable on TV so we relied on videos for televised entertainment. Our daughter watched Dumbo over and over and over again even though we had lots of other kids videos. I've often thought that something like that should be suggested to the CIA as an "enhanced interrogation technique"........


Big Grin
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Alvin & the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked
-For about the 5th time a few nights ago and likely a 6th and 7th time over the weekend

With little girls at home, I have fallen off the wagon in my quest to catch up on my viewing of the greats


Absolutely cherish every day of this time in your life, K. It will evaporate faster than you ever knew was possible.

I just had a friend completely drop out of one of my wine groups. He has two daughters under six. I told him I have never admired him more, and we looked forward to his return is about 8-10 years. At that time in his life, his girls will have much less time for him in his life!


When my daughter was in her infancy, it was Dumbo. We were living in India without anything watchable on TV so we relied on videos for televised entertainment. Our daughter watched Dumbo over and over and over again even though we had lots of other kids videos. I've often thought that something like that should be suggested to the CIA as an "enhanced interrogation technique"........


Big Grin


I will say that while it's fun to poke fun at these viewings with my daughters, there's really nothing I would trade for an evening of Bubble Guppies and Paw Patrol with these two little cuties snuggled up beside me!

And W+A . . . you're right . . . when they're in high school I am going to really long for the days when they just loved hanging out with Dad!
Finally caught Foxcatcher for the first time. Very methodical. As a high school wrestler I watched so many Mark Schultz tapes. When he was on there wasn't really anyone that could touch him.
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I will say that while it's fun to poke fun at these viewings with my daughters, there's really nothing I would trade for an evening of Bubble Guppies and Paw Patrol with these two little cuties snuggled up beside me!

And W+A . . . you're right . . . when they're in high school I am going to really long for the days when they just loved hanging out with Dad!


I miss those days as well. Enjoy them now, before their late-middle and high school years, when they transform into hormonal gremlins... crossbones
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Alvin & the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked
-For about the 5th time a few nights ago and likely a 6th and 7th time over the weekend

With little girls at home, I have fallen off the wagon in my quest to catch up on my viewing of the greats


Time well spent!
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Out Of The Past

A true gem of film noir with Robert Mitchum, Kirk Douglas, and Jane Greer. Directed by Jacques Tourneur,


Mitchum must have set some type of record for most cigarettes smoked in this great film. Smile
The Spy in Black--1939--89 pts.

First teaming of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger ( Black Narcissus, The Red Shoes, The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp and many others) who make a WWII English propaganda film set on a Scottish island during WWI.

Conrad Veidt (the heavy from Casablanca) plays a much more nuanced German as a U-Boat captain who goes on a spy mission on Orkney island. He is to rendezvous, and plot the destruction of a large number of British war ships, with a cold-hearted femme fatale disguised as a school teacher. Veidt does not simply play the snarling German/Nazi as he would in other films shot in the early 40s and this fits in with a plot of surprise and irony.

Elements of Hitchcock and decent special effects make this an exciting viewing experience.

Viewing/recording note: TCM will be showing this Wednesday, Sept. 30th, at 5:15am PDT.
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Saw The Intern tonight and thoroughly enjoyed it - cute, feel good story. Thought De Niro and Hathaway were really good together.
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Saw The Intern tonight and thoroughly enjoyed it - cute, feel good story. Thought De Niro and Hathaway were really good together.

VB, thanks for posting. We were talking about going to see this.
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Saw The Intern tonight and thoroughly enjoyed it - cute, feel good story. Thought De Niro and Hathaway were really good together.


VB, are you a fan of Nancy Meyers work in the past?
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Saw The Intern tonight and thoroughly enjoyed it - cute, feel good story. Thought De Niro and Hathaway were really good together.


VB, are you a fan of Nancy Meyers work in the past?

I wouldn't necessarily say "fan" but there are a couple others I enjoyed for the same, feel good, reasons I enjoyed The Intern, like Father of the Bride. Some of her others I wasn't crazy about.
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Meshes of the Afternoon

Taking a stab: At a museum?


Indeed.
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Saw The Intern tonight and thoroughly enjoyed it - cute, feel good story. Thought De Niro and Hathaway were really good together.


VB, are you a fan of Nancy Meyers work in the past?

She gives good kitchen.

Your review is almost identical to a friend's who said something to the effect of, "the film is fluffy rubbish but Hathaway and DeNiro find a way to make it work."

Thanks for the review.
Sicario--89pts. A tale of drug cartels and American agents set in locations in the Arizona and Mexico full of action and covered up alliances. Excellent acting by Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin and--the nice to see back-- Benicio Del Toro. Much better than Traffic as a film and showing the absurdity of the "war on drugs." Excellent photography by Roger Deakins, including very special night scenes. Very interesting sound track by Jóhann Jóhannsson makes interesting use of solo cello.

Ultimately there's something hollow about the film which holds it back from greatness.

A rare in the theater experience for me, but I'm up in LA visiting my mother and it was this or The Intern which she'd have to drag me to kicking and screaming.
Meet the Patels
Story about traditional American-Indian parents trying to get their son, Ravi Patel, married to another Indian.
Pretty funny and I guess stereotypical.

88 minutes long...perfect for my attention span.
He Who Gets Slapped-1924--92pts.

Lon Chaney (who was known as The Man of A Thousand Faces) plays a cuckold scientist who not only loses his wife, but also his breakthrough scientific discovery. He leaves the world of science and becomes a famous clown with the name and title--HE-Who Gets Slapped.

Chaney was an actor who could bring out the darkest side of the human heart and, since all but one of his films is silent, portray it through facial expressions and body language.

Directed by the great Swedish director, Victor Sjöström (who when he came to direct in Hollywood used Seastrom) was the mentor of Ingmar Bergman. Bergman respected him so much that he directed Sjöström’s excellent performance as an actor in Wild Strawberries.

It’s also nice to see some other famous stars of the day like Norma Shearer and John Gilbert.

A powerful viewing experience available currenly only on DVD for purchase or when run on TCM.
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On a recent Virgin america flight:

Manos Sucias: About drug trafficking, kind of. Okay movie.

stretch: About an LA actor (wanna-be) who drives a limo. Unbearable.
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Saw The Intern tonight and thoroughly enjoyed it - cute, feel good story. Thought De Niro and Hathaway were really good together.


VB, are you a fan of Nancy Meyers work in the past?

She gives good kitchen.



No, she gives great kitchen!

I would be disappointed if not the same in the current movie.
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Eyes Wide Shut


VC, I'm curious. First viewing?


No, second W+A. Saw it a long time ago, and it came up on one of our cable channels recently. Why the curiosity?
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Eyes Wide Shut


VC, I'm curious. First viewing?


No, second W+A. Saw it a long time ago, and it came up on one of our cable channels recently. Why the curiosity?


I was curious if your impressions were the same or different if viewing multiple times.
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Eyes Wide Shut


VC, I'm curious. First viewing?


No, second W+A. Saw it a long time ago, and it came up on one of our cable channels recently. Why the curiosity?


I was curious if your impressions were the same or different if viewing multiple times.


This time I got a deeper sense of what the Cruise and Kidman characters were going through, struggling with. The other thing that made an impression this time was how effectively Kubrick created a sense of real wealth when first showing Cruise's character's apartment, then raising that by an order of magnitude with his friend's mansion, and then again with the country house with the secret orgy party. The music seemed great both/each time. Love the Shostakovich waltz 2

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