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Mo wrote: 31 Jul 2020, 05:42 I believe these words came from the Pokémon movie, "Life can be a challenge. Life can seem impossible. It's never easy when there's so much on the line. But you and I can make a difference. There's a mission just for you and me. Just look inside and you will find just what you can do."
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Alan Parker. Midnight Express, The Wall, Mississippi Burning, Angel Heart, Fame... impressive body of work.

Just a few weeks ago we took a look at the movie his obituaries all have in their headlines: Bugsy Malone. Only made it about 15 minutes. Holy Carp was that just fucking bizarre. Don't know why some headlines are mentioning that and Evita rather than some his better work.
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dead_elvis wrote: 31 Jul 2020, 13:26 v1.bjsyMTA5NjE7ajsxODQ5NzsxMjAwOzM2MDA7MjcwMA.jpeg

Alan Parker. Midnight Express, The Wall, Mississippi Burning, Angel Heart, Fame... impressive body of work.

Just a few weeks ago we took a look at the movie his obituaries all have in their headlines: Bugsy Malone. Only made it about 15 minutes. Holy Carp was that just fucking bizarre. Don't know why some headlines are mentioning that and Evita rather than some his better work.
I really do need to watch Angel Heart. It gets pretty much universal acclaim when it gets mentioned. It doesn't get mentioned much, but never in a bad way.
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The Life of David Gale ranks right up there with Welcome to Mooseport and League of Extraordinary Gentlemen in terms of ignominious ends to an otherwise notable career.
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lunchstealer wrote: 31 Jul 2020, 13:33
dead_elvis wrote: 31 Jul 2020, 13:26 v1.bjsyMTA5NjE7ajsxODQ5NzsxMjAwOzM2MDA7MjcwMA.jpeg

Alan Parker. Midnight Express, The Wall, Mississippi Burning, Angel Heart, Fame... impressive body of work.

Just a few weeks ago we took a look at the movie his obituaries all have in their headlines: Bugsy Malone. Only made it about 15 minutes. Holy Carp was that just fucking bizarre. Don't know why some headlines are mentioning that and Evita rather than some his better work.
I really do need to watch Angel Heart. It gets pretty much universal acclaim when it gets mentioned. It doesn't get mentioned much, but never in a bad way.
Definitely worth seeing. Explaining why would probably necessitate spoilers but a non-spoiler added bonus is that the movie pissed off noted moral philosopher Bill Cosby.
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dead_elvis wrote: 31 Jul 2020, 13:26 v1.bjsyMTA5NjE7ajsxODQ5NzsxMjAwOzM2MDA7MjcwMA.jpeg

Alan Parker. Midnight Express, The Wall, Mississippi Burning, Angel Heart, Fame... impressive body of work.

Just a few weeks ago we took a look at the movie his obituaries all have in their headlines: Bugsy Malone. Only made it about 15 minutes. Holy Carp was that just fucking bizarre. Don't know why some headlines are mentioning that and Evita rather than some his better work.
You... walked out on Bugsy Malone???

You sir must have a heart made of stone.
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Wilford Brimley, who I am shocked to learn both wasn't already dead and was only 85. Okay, so 85's not young, but I thought that guy was in his 80s twenty years ago.
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A great loss for all of us in the Diabeetus-American community.
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Before it gets completely forgotten...
Asense of Malice is a pretty great film that takes on the corruption inherent in the system. It stars Hollywood Heavyweights Paul Neuman and Sally Field, but Wilford Brimley makes his entrance late in the third act and steals the show.
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Warren wrote: 03 Aug 2020, 00:49 Before it gets completely forgotten...
Asense of Malice is a pretty great film that takes on the corruption inherent in the system. It stars Hollywood Heavyweights Paul Neuman and Sally Field, but Wilford Brimley makes his entrance late in the third act and steals the show.
Nice.

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Brent Scowcroft, 95
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D.A. Ridgely wrote: 08 Aug 2020, 19:24 Brent Scowcroft, 95

Damn. Say what you will about Bush the Elder, he had pretty damned competent guys around him.
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Chadwick Boseman, 43, of colon cancer.
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God dammit
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Well that’s a few less Marvel movies now.
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dbcooper wrote: 29 Aug 2020, 00:07 Well that’s a few less Marvel movies now.
Not necessarily. There's precedent in the comics for T'Challa's sister Shuri to take the mantle of the Black Panther. Someone at Marvel has a huge boner right now over the idea of a superhero movie with a proven audience led by a black woman.
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Hugh Akston wrote: 29 Aug 2020, 10:58
dbcooper wrote: 29 Aug 2020, 00:07 Well that’s a few less Marvel movies now.
Not necessarily. There's precedent in the comics for T'Challa's sister Shuri to take the mantle of the Black Panther. Someone at Marvel has a huge boner right now over the idea of a superhero movie with a proven audience led by a black woman.
Sounds about right.

T'Challa sounds like a Romulan.
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NBA basketball player, Survivor TV show contestant, and Oregon marijuana dispensary owner Cliff Robinson.
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The man responsible for making many American basketball fans think Georgetown University was an Historically Black College or University,

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nicole wrote: 03 Sep 2020, 10:04David Graeber
I'm not familiar with his work. Can't find out what he died of at such a young age.
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Tom Seaver, 75
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Warren wrote: 03 Sep 2020, 10:51
nicole wrote: 03 Sep 2020, 10:04David Graeber
I'm not familiar with his work. Can't find out what he died of at such a young age.
It hasn't been made public, but he's been ill this summer. I don't know more.

He wrote Fragments of an Anarchist Anthropology, and argued about it in my blog comments. He was a prominent OWS intellectual leader.
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D.A. Ridgely wrote: 03 Sep 2020, 11:07 Tom Seaver, 75
Who for some reason I can never fathom, I always got mixed up with Jim Palmer.
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Kolohe wrote: 03 Sep 2020, 11:14
D.A. Ridgely wrote: 03 Sep 2020, 11:07 Tom Seaver, 75
Who for some reason I can never fathom, I always got mixed up with Jim Palmer.
Weren't you even around DC in the late 70s and early 80s? When Palmer played, and the Orioles were the only team for Washington?
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