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Post by Jake » 17 Jul 2019, 16:03

Hugh Akston wrote:
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I'm not gonna defend every aspect of Temple of Doom, but the opening scene is one of Spielberg's great setpieces.
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Hugh Akston wrote:
17 Jul 2019, 15:58
I'm not gonna defend every aspect of Temple of Doom, but the opening scene is one of Spielberg's great setpieces. After they get on the plane things go downhill quickly.

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Post by lunchstealer » 17 Jul 2019, 16:15

Hugh Akston wrote:
17 Jul 2019, 15:58
I'm not gonna defend every aspect of Temple of Doom, but the opening scene is one of Spielberg's great setpieces. After they get on the plane things go downhill quickly.

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Fair.
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Post by JD » 17 Jul 2019, 16:23

I liked Temple of Doom. Sure, it's cheesy and grossly politically incorrect, but it's fun.
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Post by Warren » 17 Jul 2019, 16:28

I mean it was the #3 box office of 1984 behind Beverly Hills Cop and Ghostbusters. Beating out the likes of Gremlins, The Karate Kid, and Footloose.
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Re: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come

Post by JasonL » 17 Jul 2019, 16:47

I kind of only really like the first one. The others are a range of meh to awful.

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Post by Pham Nuwen » 17 Jul 2019, 17:02

Mo wrote:
17 Jul 2019, 14:35
ToD was terrible, problematic parts aside. I mean, a movie cannot stand on, “Chilled monkey brains” alone.
A monkey brain divided cannot stand. The rest of the dominoes would fall like a house of falling cards. Checkmate.
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Post by Hugh Akston » 17 Jul 2019, 17:06

Mo wrote:
17 Jul 2019, 14:35
ToD was terrible, problematic parts aside. I mean, a movie cannot stand on, “Chilled monkey brains” alone.
Counterpoint: Clue
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Post by Eric the .5b » 17 Jul 2019, 18:46

Hugh Akston wrote:
17 Jul 2019, 17:06
Mo wrote:
17 Jul 2019, 14:35
ToD was terrible, problematic parts aside. I mean, a movie cannot stand on, “Chilled monkey brains” alone.
Counterpoint: Clue
Chilled monkey brains, though popular in Cantonese cuisine, are only one part of the perfection that is Clue.
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Post by Pham Nuwen » 17 Jul 2019, 19:08

Goddamn Clue was good. It was so fucking good.
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Post by lunchstealer » 17 Jul 2019, 19:09

Hugh Akston wrote:
17 Jul 2019, 15:58
I'm not gonna defend every aspect of Temple of Doom, but the opening scene is one of Spielberg's great setpieces. After they get on the plane things go downhill quickly.

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Yeah, I'd say that it's second only to the Ferris Wheel scene in 1941.
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Post by Ellie » 17 Jul 2019, 19:16

Pham Nuwen wrote:
17 Jul 2019, 19:08
Goodman Clue was good. It was so fucking good.
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Post by Hugh Akston » 17 Jul 2019, 19:26

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Post by Warren » 17 Jul 2019, 19:30

lunchstealer wrote:
17 Jul 2019, 19:09
Hugh Akston wrote:
17 Jul 2019, 15:58
I'm not gonna defend every aspect of Temple of Doom, but the opening scene is one of Spielberg's great setpieces. After they get on the plane things go downhill quickly.

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Yeah, I'd say that it's second only to the Ferris Wheel scene in 1941.
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Post by Pham Nuwen » 17 Jul 2019, 19:40

Ellie wrote:
17 Jul 2019, 19:16
Pham Nuwen wrote:
17 Jul 2019, 19:08
Goodman Clue was good. It was so fucking good.
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But will I, ellie? Or will my commie kids decide that my bed is a tool of production and nationalize that bitch?
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Post by Hugh Akston » 17 Jul 2019, 19:42

Pham Nuwen wrote:
17 Jul 2019, 19:40
Ellie wrote:
17 Jul 2019, 19:16
Pham Nuwen wrote:
17 Jul 2019, 19:08
Goodman Clue was good. It was so fucking good.
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But will I, ellie? Or will my commie kids decide that my bed is a tool of production and nationalize that bitch?
Communism is just a red herring.
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Post by Pham Nuwen » 17 Jul 2019, 19:43

CONSIDER THAT SHIT EXPROPRIATED SON!!!
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Post by Warren » 17 Jul 2019, 19:58

Like all members of the worlds oldest profession, Pham's a capitalist.
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Post by Andrew » 17 Jul 2019, 20:45

JasonL wrote:
17 Jul 2019, 16:47
I kind of only really like the first one. The others are a range of meh to awful.
The first one is great. It suffers because every good idea has been stolen and copied repeatedly (not that they were original to that movie, of course). Watching it on the big screen a few years ago was fun. Non-stop action, nazi punching, and ridiculous mysticism is a solid formula.

The third one is a weak comedic rewrite of the first.
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Post by Mo » 18 Jul 2019, 06:33

Hugh Akston wrote:
17 Jul 2019, 15:58
I'm not gonna defend every aspect of Temple of Doom, but the opening scene is one of Spielberg's great setpieces. After they get on the plane things go downhill quickly.

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Agree. Inflate the raft is the original nuke the fridge.
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Post by Mo » 18 Jul 2019, 06:36

Warren wrote:
17 Jul 2019, 16:28
I mean it was the #3 box office of 1984 behind Beverly Hills Cop and Ghostbusters. Beating out the likes of Gremlins, The Karate Kid, and Footloose.
Star Trek III: The Search for Spock was #9 and remains terrible. It made about as much as Wrath of Khan despite being orders of magnitude worse.
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Post by Jennifer » 18 Jul 2019, 18:32

Even being a US citizen isn't enough to protect you from the Border Patrol and ICE these days.
Feds hold 3 sisters at O’Hare for 12 hours; accused of setting trap for undocumented parents

Three girls were detained by U.S. Customs and Border Protection at O’Hare International Airport more than 12 hours Thursday after returning from a trip abroad.

The girls — ages 13, 10 and 9 — are U.S. citizens and arrived in Chicago at 3 a.m. with an adult who had written permission from the parents to travel with the children, said Mony Ruiz-Velazco, an attorney working with the family said.

However, Border Protection officials denied entry to the girls as well as their companion, who was traveling on a tourist visa; officials said they were waiting for a parent to come get the girls.

After some negotiation, the girls were released about 4 p.m.

Their parents, undocumented immigrants, had feared their children were being used as bait so that the parents could be detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement....
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Post by Kolohe » 19 Jul 2019, 21:50

If minors are travelling with an adult temporary guardian, and that guardian is denied entry through customs (for whatever reason), what should customs officials then do with the minors?
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Re: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come

Post by Jennifer » 19 Jul 2019, 22:48

Kolohe wrote:
19 Jul 2019, 21:50
If minors are travelling with an adult temporary guardian, and that guardian is denied entry through customs (for whatever reason), what should customs officials then do with the minors?
Assuming a situation where customs officials can be presumed to be acting in good faith and deserve the benefit of the doubt (which frankly does not apply with modern CBP and ICE personnel, especially in cases involving suspected Mexicans from all over central America) -- when the oldest minor is 13 and the youngest is 9, and assuming they're not special needs kids due to intellectual disabilities, at the very least let the kids make some calls to adults they trust to come pick them up, rather than detain them.
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Re: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come

Post by Taktix® » 22 Jul 2019, 16:50

Per NPR:

So GEO Group, one of the private prison companies running some of the migrant camps, is posting jobs for doctors on medical job boards that offer $400k annually for only two years of experience (this is apparently very high) and no board certification, and lists a job requirement that applicants have an "ideological commitment to the goals of this facility".

In addition to this Mengele-esque creepiness, loyalty oaths apparently present unique problems for doctors given the whole Hippocratic Oath thingy...
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