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    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    Aaron Rupar‏Verified account@atrupar Trump closes by attacking Joe Biden for .... [checks notes] .... moving away from Pennsylvania
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    Happy Birthday to...

    ...Fairuza Balk (born Fairuza Alejandra Feldthouse on May 21, 1974), a child actress in the 1980s who became a ubiquitous screen presence for many years. Her first name in Farsi means "Turquoise" -- the color of her eyes. At the age of 9, Balk made her acting debut as Beth Bradley in the 1983 ABC made-for-television movie "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever." Directed by George Schaefer, the production -- about a holiday program headlined by six rowdy kids -- was based on the 1971 novel by Barbara Robinson. In the 1985 Disney fantasy film "Return to Oz," Balk played Dorothy Gale -- the heroine in many of the children's novels written by L. Frank Baum in the early 1900s. The film was co-written and directed by Walter Murch, the film editor and sound designer who has won three Academy Awards during his career. The film was not a success, but it has developed a cult following through the years. It received an Academy Award nomination for Best Visual Effects. In the 1987 NBC miniseries "Poor Little Rich Girl: The Barbara Hutton Story," Balk portrayed the preteen version of the American heiress. Farrah Fawcett played the adult Hutton (1912-1979), whose husbands included the actor Cary Grant and the international jet setter Porfirio Rubirosa. Miloš Forman's 1989 drama "Valmont" -- based on the novel "Les Liaisons Dangereuses" by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos (1741-1803) -- featured Balk as the innocent 18th-century French girl Cécile de Volanges. She became a victim of the manipulative schemes of the Marquise de Merteuil (Annette Bening) and the Vicomte de Valmont (Colin Firth). The film received an Academy Award nomination for Best Costume Design (Theodor Pištěk). In Allison Anders' 1992 independent drama "Gas Food Lodging," Ione_Skye and Balk played the teen daughters of a struggling waitress (Brooke Adams) abandoned by her husband. The film was based on the 1971 young adult novel "Don't Look and It Won't Hurt" by Richard Peck. For her performance, Balk won a 1992 Film Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead. The 1995 crime-drama "Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead" featured Balk as Lucinda -- a young hooker who renewed an acquaintance with former gangster Jimmy "The Saint" Tosnia (Andy Garcia). Unfortunately for Jimmy, he was asked by his ex-boss (Christopher Walken) to comes out of retirement for a special job. Directed by Gary Fleder, the film also starred Christopher Lloyd, William Forsythe, Bill Nunn, Treat Williams, Jack Warden, Steve Buscemi and Gabrielle Anwar. In the hit 1996 horror tale "The Craft," teenagers played by Balk, Robin Tunney, Neve Campbell and Rachel True dabbled in witchcraft -- and some of them lived to regret it. Directed and co-written by Andrew Fleming, the film also starred Skeet Ulrich, Cliff DeYoung, Christine Taylor, Breckin Meyer and Helen Shaver. The 1996 version of "The Island of Dr. Moreau" starred Balk as the daughter of the title character (played by Marlon Brando), a mad scientist who created mutant hybrids in his lab. She befriended an outsider (played by David Thewlis) who arrived on the island after a plane crash. The film was directed by John Frankenheimer, who took over the troubled project after the firing of the original director, Richard Stanley. The picture -- based on H.G. Wells' 1896 sci-fi novel -- also starred Val Kilmer, Temuera Morrison and Ron Perlman. The 1998 blockbuster sports comedy "The Waterboy" starred Balk as Vicki Vallencourt -- the girlfriend of the unlikely college football hero Bobby Boucher, Jr. (Adam Sandler). The movie grossed more than $185 million worldwide. Directed by Frank Coraci, the film also starred Kathy Bates (as "Mama" Boucher), Henry Winkler, Jerry Reed, Larry Gilliard, Jr., Clint Howard and Rob Schneider. In the 2000 film "Almost Famous," Anna Paquin, Balk and Bijou Phillips were among the actresses playing groupies in support of the fictional 1970s band Stillwater.The film's writer-director Cameron Crowe, who based the story on his early years as a music writer, earned an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. Kate Hudson -- who played the groupie Penny Lane -- and Frances McDormand received nominations for Best Supporting Actress. In 2015, Balk appeared in a Season 3 story arc on the Showtime drama series "Ray Donovan,' which stars Liev Schreiber as a "fixer" for a Los Angeles law firm. She appeared as a prostitute named Ginger, who along with her young daughter, is befriended by Donovan's ex-con father Mickey (Jon Voight).
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    ONE word titles

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    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    Steven Beschloss‏ @StevenBeschloss Steven Beschloss Retweeted Aaron Rupar With our United States of America plane behind him, the lying demagogue Donald Trump fuels the crowd to shout hostility toward the FBI & other Americans. It remains shocking. It will never be normal. This anti-American behavior by the Abuser-in-Chief must be brought to an end.
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    *A to Z of actresses and actors*:)

    Darin, Bobby
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    A to Z of Characters

    Ricca, Marco - Robert Young in The Guilty Generation.
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    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    Aaron Rupar‏Verified account@atrupar Trump accuses the FBI and Democrats of treason. He then has to pause as his fans chant, "lock them up!" "We have a great new attorney general who will give it a very fair look," Trump says.
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    TWO word titles

  11. It is sad to say that the site is moribund as the users have migrated to the Facebook version.
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    *A to Z of Movies*

    Jerry Maguire
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    *A to Z of Filmmakers*

    Van Upp, Virginia - Writer (Cover Girl)
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    I'm Alive! Did Anyone Even Notice My Absence?

    I am reminded of this thread: The poignantly-missed DownGoesFrazier stated within it: "I don't think Miss W. should make too much of the 'honour' of getting her own thread, since it arose 100% from the whim of yours truly." I feel that the neglect suffered by sewhite2000 does not reflect how much he was truly missed but that there are fewer posters who are meeting their daily recommended allowance of whimsy. I believe that also there is a mood on this forum that inquiring of personal details and explanations of absences may be seen as an intrusion. It seems to me that the forum is slightly more somber now than it was only a few years ago and that people are stiffer and more aware of social limits. It is as if we were then all saying whatever came to mind while drinking in the back room of a bar after closing time and we are now engaged in polite conversation at a respectable dinner party. Except for Dargo. Dargo is Dargo and no power on Earth can change that.
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    Movies That Make a Statement

    Men Must Fight
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    Cinema Segue

    The Littlest Rebel without a Cause for Alarm
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    Name a Celebrity - Name a Movie

    Lori Nelson was in Walking My Baby Back Home with Donald O'Connor.
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