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    SUE SUE II...

    Sue Sue's Houston Astros should be headed to another World Series. My Dodgers????? Yea, I don't even have Paris to remember!!!
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    Who else thinks Aldo Ray was underrated

    Aldo Ray did some fine performances. But I don't like his performances as a dunce; These come off as being forced. My favorite film with Ray is Nightfall with a very lovey Anne Bancroft.
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    The Exorcist Conventional?

    Love this line: "the second one a veritable Mount Olympus of goofiness": This is true of course but as you note the first one has a mostly positive critical reputation. It was made to be taken as a serious film, while the 2nd one,,,, well,,,, I have to assume the producers knew the type of turkey they were making.
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    The Exorcist Conventional?

    Like my avatar says; nothing is as bad as something not-so-bad. As for the first movie: I found it to be mostly corny and camp (but I find most horror to be that way).
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    Democratic Debate

    Hillary is sick in the head.
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    Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominees announced

    It is difficult for me to determine how Fee really feels about these en masse tours; yea, he complains,,, but he takes them! He has a lot of fun doing The Tubes concerts but that is because there is a lot of stage-artistic 'stuff' (e.g. the super high heel shoes get-up for White Punks on Dope,,, which on the last concert his wife had to help him on stage with!). I don't think the band gets to do these things on these en masse tours. Note that Fee has a day job as a building engineer. In fact this is how my wife and I meet him. My wife leads a property management company and manages a few building owned by Fee's wife. Fee is the engineer of these building. So my wife meet him as part of their job duties; Yea, she had to tell him to address a plumbing issue!!!! She didn't know his background until later. PS: Last year the 4 of us toured Italy (my wife's home town): One funny moment was when one of their buildings here in Los Angeles had a plumbing issue. So here are the 4 of us sitting outside in a nice cafe in Italy, and Fee is on the phone with people trying to address this plumbing issue,,,, and his wife,,, who owns said building is 'advising' him (yea, more like,,,,you need to get this fixed,,, now,,,,).
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    Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominees announced

    Funny but Fee doesn't consider The Tubes to be a punk band. Hey, I view it as such! The main reasons being he feels the songs are more lyrical than that of your standard punk band and thus more musical. Fee and The Tubes are on an 80s band tour now. E.g. like 8 bands a night each doing a 20-25 minute \ 3 - 5 song set. The producer will headline one of the bands; Flock of Seagulls was the leading act for many of these shows. I wasn't aware how Fee felt about this competitor until I mentioned this! (yea, he isn't fond of them, to say the least).
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    Canadian Election Update

    There is the question of if progressives \ liberals forgive their own (e.g. take the POV of that such prior acts don't mean one isn't fit to govern), but don't apply that to conservative politicians. Here in California I saw this related to #MeToo; women and gay offenders were assumed to be innocent when for conservative offenders one-must-believe-the-accused. Ed Buck, a rich Los Angeles progressive gay man had multiple men die of drug overdoes in his home and the L.A. DA did nothing (Ed had donated to her campaign). It took another death a few weeks about for the Feds to arrest him.
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    Marsha Hunt is 102

    Marsha Hunt was in some fine films in many different genres. TCM will have her on today in the 1937 film Easy Living; she is cast as 'girl'.
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    Canadian Election Update

    Wow, this post takes the cake. While I understand what you're laying down here and that you have some valid points,,,, uh,,,, there is a code of conduct at this website. Oh well,,,,, carry on!
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    Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominees announced

    I went to see both of these groups a few weeks ago with Fee Waybill (he being a friend of Doobie Bro's singer \ pianist Michael McDonald), and our wives (Fee just got married a few weeks before this to a close friend of my wife). I was never into either band but liked the Khan band's music more. I just really don't 'get' McDonald and his Motown 'routine'; lame IMO. Two interesting things; During the Khan set, the bass player takes a solo while Khan leaves the set. Ok, he does his solo but it was clear that Kahn was 'missing-in-action'! But this band was alert and tight, so the bass player does a head-move and the guitar player does a solo,,,, then, with the band looking to stage-left (for Kahn), and she is still no-where-to-be-found,,,,, the other guitar-player takes a solo,,,,, then, still no Kahn,,,, the back-up singers start to improv,,,, (and they were very creative but one could see this wasn't planned!). Of course Fee being a pro notices this from the start and we laugh about it. Kahn, does finally come back on stage, but this was clearly a goof. The other thing was that there were two women who, trading places between songs, provided sign-language to, what I assume was a group of deaf folks seated very close to the stage. I also assume they were signing the words to the songs. Never seen this before and I wondered "only in L.A.?". PS: edited; I saw McDonald and NOT the Doobie Bros (since he is now a solo act).
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    #Moscow Mitch

    Uh, one must defeat McConnell before one can impeach and convict Trump. Therefore you're predicting Trump wins his re-election. Man, I hope you're wrong . Instead I'm hoping for a Trump AND McConnell defeat in the 2020 elections.
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    Canadian Election Update

    Another dang foreigner interfering in another nation's election!
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    I Just Watched...

    Well Mickey does end up doing a fine impression of Gable in an Andy Hardy film. Mickey also ends up with wives that may have been fooled to believe he looked like Gable!
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    Bernie Sanders slams Elizabeth Warren as ‘capitalist’

    Of course Bernie is a capitalist. That just makes it all the more silly and foolish that he is getting into a whose-is-bigger contest with Warren!
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    I Just Watched...

    Yes, Manhattan Melodrama is a solid film and one I have always enjoyed. Like many (I assume), I found this film after seeing some Thin Man films, falling for the Powell \ Loy team. Of course this film is a drama but in some ways that makes it a special Powell \ Loy film. Gable was also very good as a charming not-so-good-guy. A must-see for fans of these three.
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    Noir Alley

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    Bernie Sanders slams Elizabeth Warren as ‘capitalist’

    I agree with this, but one of my points was that often for a mixed-raced person, their answer changes based on who they are responding to. Another thing I have found is that based on the race of the person how I answer is questioned; E.g. my typical response is that I'm race-neutral; I.e. I don't wish to classify myself as belonging to any ethnic or racial 'group'. But my old time white friends just laugh at that and say "you're as white as me" since I had just as much white 'privilege' as them (we had the biggest house in the area, with the nicest pool and landscape, cars, schooling, tutoring (e.g. those violin lessons!!), etc...
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    Bernie Sanders slams Elizabeth Warren as ‘capitalist’

    Yea, I corrected that, thanks. Yea, he was 90 and passed over two weeks ago but it took a while for the local Catholic church to set things up. It was a nice event and there was a sign with his picture that had his family nickname; Gramps - white boy!
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    Bernie Sanders slams Elizabeth Warren as ‘capitalist’

    See folks the above ignorant comment is why Bernie shouldn't have dumb down the discussion of our nation's complex economic system. Now those supporting anyone-but-Trump have to worry now many other numskull voters there are out there that view the topic like Bernie and silly, ignorant conservatives.
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    Bernie Sanders slams Elizabeth Warren as ‘capitalist’

    You know that I know what her background is since I have been following her career here in CA for over 20 years. Yes, she is mixed-race but sadly like Obama, Tiger, and the majority of others that are, they must act like their soul is from one-race in order to appeal to that race. This came up at my dad's funeral last Saturday: He is the only white-boy in the family (his two wife's were Asian and his grand kids are a mix of Asian and Hispanic and only 1\4 white). My other brother was born in Japan. Well he said he always felt he was more Japaneses than us other siblings born in the USA. That surprised me, but I agreed with him that I don't define myself as white, Japanese,,, I'm just a So Cal guy. BUT if I was running for office here in CA: Yea, I would really bond with the Hispanic side of my family, since that is were the votes are!
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    Bernie Sanders slams Elizabeth Warren as ‘capitalist’

    What????? Isn't Harris African-Amerian? Oh, wait she is black, right??? Oh, wait, she is whatever the focus groups want her to be!
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    Bernie Sanders slams Elizabeth Warren as ‘capitalist’

    Bernie is a fool for treating something as complex as an entire nations' economic system in such a non-complex binary manner. But I'm sure the GOP is loving his dumb downed talking points!
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    Seven Days In May

    Read above the reason why B&W works better for films with certain themes. Other than that I see no reason why not to make a film in color and that doing so has nothing to do with colorizing a film (a practice that is blasphemy, but NOT just making a new adaptation in color). Note; I use the term adaptation but there is no such concept as a re-make in my world.
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    Still crying about blacklisting

    Uh,,,,,, director Jules Dassin did have to move to France. There were no commie witch hunts going on over there!

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