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  2. LawrenceA

    I Just Watched...

    The Thrill of It All (1963) - 7/10 More lighthearted comedy with Doris Day as a housewife and mother of two who inadvertently becomes a media celebrity with her awkward commercials for soap. Her success causes discord with her doctor husband James Garner. Also featuring Arlene Francis, Edward Andrews, Robert Strauss, Reginald Owen, Elliott Reid, Hayden Rorke, Burt Mustin, Anne Newman, Carl Reiner, and Zasu Pitts. This was a pleasant diversion, with winning performances from the cast. The screenplay by Carl Reiner and Larry Gelbart is good, and Reiner is hilarious in a small role as various TV villains. Source: Universal DVD
  3. Gershwin fan

    Is Criticizing Israel Anti-Semitic.?

    https://www.rt.com/op-ed/460228-anti-semitic-bds-israel-zizek/ Zizek: Labeling BDS ‘anti-Semitic’ desecrates the Holocaust in order to legitimize apartheid The (rather clumsy) irony of the ad is clear: Shaked’s left-liberal critics attack her for (what they perceive as) the fascist elements in her program (and in the measures enforced by her ministry). But in her reply to these critics, she ironically assumes the term ‘fascist,’ while the voice lists her actual measures which are democratic. Although Shaked tried to overcome Netanyahu from the right, Netanyahu took the same path in his statements on Instagram where, after asserting that all citizens of Israel, including Arabs, had equal rights, he added: “Israel is not a state of all its citizens.” This referred to the controversial law passed last year declaring Israel to be the nation state of the Jewish people. Yet, we would come closer to truth if we simply turned Shaked’s ad on its head – she instead sprays herself with a perfume called “democracy” while a narrator enumerates her achievements: the apartheid system with second-class citizens, leaving more than a million of Palestinians in a legal limbo, bombings of civilians… and then a passer-by (not Shaked herself) comments: “Smells like Fascism to me.” The true political goal of the ongoing campaign against BDS is to legitimize the stance shared by Shaked and Netanyahu. Our answer to all those who support this campaign should thus be: those who are not ready to criticize the apartheid politics of the state of Israel should also keep silent about the possible excesses of BDS. - referencing/ criticizing this Israeli political ad
  4. MarshaKatz

    ClassiCategories

    SEVEN DAYS IN MAY (1964) ALL THE PRESIDENT'S MEN (1976) FORREST GUMP (1994) THE BUTLER (2013) DAVE (1993) PRINCESS O'ROURKE (1943) YANKEE DOODLE DANDY (1942)
  5. spence

    Who else likes JENNA MALONE?

    sorry me old friends, having comp troubles & lots of things are scewing up, so this may no to like eith little film buff attractive aussie jenna
  6. shutoo

    ClassiCategories

    Bonnie Hunt's WH tour guide in Dave ("we're walking, we're walking") James Cagney leaving the WH in Yankee Doodle Dandy
  7. LawrenceA

    Recently Watched Horror

    Robert Pattinson, Willem Dafoe’s The Lighthouse’ Wins Cannes Critics’ Award Robert Eggers’ “The Lighthouse,” with Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson, won the Cannes Film Festival critics’ award for best first or second feature in Directors’ Fortnight and Critics’ Week, one of the first prizes for which “The Lighthouse” has been eligible at Cannes. Produced by A24, New Regency and Brazil’s RT Features, and picked up by Focus Features for international distribution and A24 for North America, “The Lighthouse” is shot in chiaroscuro black-and-white and a 1.19:1 box ratio, with Dafoe and Pattinson playing lighthouse keepers who drive each other to the brink of madness. The Fipresci honor for “The Lighthouse” marks another plaudit for Eggers, who is rapidly emerging as a major talent in many critics’ view, as well as for one of the best-reviewed of movies in any section at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. Variety called “The Lighthouse” “darkly exciting” and “made with extraordinary skill,” commenting that “the movie, building on ‘The Witch,’ proves that Robert Eggers possesses something more than impeccable genre skill. He has the ability to lock you into the fever of what’s happening onscreen.” https://variety.com/2019/film/news/robert-pattinson-willem-defoe-the-lighthouse-critics-award-cannes-film-festival-1203225940/
  8. Gershwin fan

    Racism in Trump's America

    They should put William James on the bill.
  9. Arturo

    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    Isn't there a toilet on board so he could have some "Executive Time", and do what he does best, crap and tweet?!? Or is it.....tweet some crap?
  10. LawrenceA

    Your Favourite Foreign Language Films from 2001

    Now here I was thinking that everyone was just dying to read every little production detail about Stacy: Attack of the Schoolgirl Zombies.
  11. TheCid

    Trump & the Saudis?

    The above image from the Intercept article does not actually show "bombs." Of course, that could very well be a subterfuge on the part of Trump. It does show aircraft and ship launched missiles, which I guess could be used in Yemen, especially the aircraft ones. The other items appear to typical big bucks for US defense industries. Which of course creates jobs and spending in many, many Congressional districts and states. There is not doubt that what Trump is doing is wrong as there is no threat to Saudi Arabia or US personnel/facilities in S.A. Wonder if Congress or House can appeal to Supreme Court to stop it?
  12. KarmaGirl

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    My Fellow Americans (1996)
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  14. lavenderblue19

    Long Titles (6 words + up)

  15. jaragon

    Roger Corman and those Edgar Allan Poe stories

    I'm sure Vincent Price could think of other things he would do to a tied up John Kerr😉
  16. TheCid

    Trump vs. Mueller investigation?

    I can go along with that.
  17. jaragon

    Memorable Music!

    And he sings too!
  18. TopBilled

    *A to Z of Movies*

    DINNER AT EIGHT (1933)
  19. TopBilled

    Roger Corman and those Edgar Allan Poe stories

    I have a feeling TEA AND SYMPATHY was probably more challenging. But whatever it takes for Roger Corman to sell this movie!
  20. TopBilled

    Who was in all 5 films?

    That wild guess is right on target! What an interesting career he had. It's your turn.
  21. TopBilled

    Name the comedy

    OSCAR (1991) Next: Dick Van Dyke
  22. Terrence1

    *A to Z of Movies*

    Come to the Stable
  23. Terrence1

    A to Z of Characters

    Eames, Leonora, played Barbara Bel Geddes in "Caught"
  24. jaragon

    Roger Corman and those Edgar Allan Poe stories

    "And John Kerr in challenging role!" Love the trailer- "You harlot"
  25. TopBilled

    *A to Z of Movies*

    BLACK RAIN (1989)
  26. TopBilled

    *A to Z of actresses and actors*:)

    Eisley, Anthony
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