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    Any 'must-see' TV ? John Cho injury on ‘Cowboy Bebop’ set expected to halt production for seven to nine months Production for the Netflix series “Cowboy Bebop” will reportedly be put on hold for a while after star John Cho suffered a knee injury on set. Cho is set to have surgery after getting hurt while taking part in a stunt during filming in New Zealand, Variety reported, citing a source. Production for the upcoming live-action adaptation of the Japanese 1990s cartoon series is expected to go on a seven-to-nine month hiatus in the aftermath of the accident, according to Variety. Cho, 47, is reportedly back in Los Angeles, where the surgery will take place. - The original is one of my favorite series but I do not have high hopes for this Netflix version.
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    Trump vs Turkey & Kurdish allies....

    Withdrawing from the region puts the Kurds in danger and is a risk to US security. It's a gift for Erdogan and Assad who want control there but not for us.
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    EDITORIAL: Andrew Scheer for prime minister

    I disagree with his stance on drugs (marijuana), abortion and various social issues. I also feel he hasn't done enough for the environment, though in that regard Scheer is also much worse.
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    EDITORIAL: Andrew Scheer for prime minister

    I dislike Trudeau's policies more. The worst thing about Scheer to me though is his insane neocon foreign policy and remarks about Iran. The article also mentions he also suggests leaving China for "other trade partners." Well Trump tried just that and look at it...
  5. The director says he has tried and failed to watch the new brand of superhero films, which he likens to theme parks Martin Scorsese, one of cinema’s most venerated current directors, has decried superhero movies – the dominant force in today’s industry. The director of films such as Taxi Driver, Raging Bull and Goodfellas told Empire magazine that his attempts to get up to speed with contemporary superhero films had failed. “I tried, you know?” the director said when asked if he had seen Marvel’s movies. “But that’s not cinema.” He continued: “Honestly, the closest I can think of them, as well made as they are, with actors doing the best they can under the circumstances, is theme parks. It isn’t the cinema of human beings trying to convey emotional, psychological experiences to another human being.” Earlier this year, Avengers: Endgame became the highest grossing film in history after topping $2.8bn at the global box office (fifth highest after adjusting for inflation). Eight other titles from the same studio feature in the Top 30 (when factored without inflation). Marvel head Kevin Feige last year defended his films against the kind of criticism levelled by Scorsese, saying that the series’s lack of major awards was no indication of a lack of quality or ambition. “Maybe it’s easy to dismiss VFX or flying people or spaceships or billion dollar grosses,” Feige said. “I think it is easy to say that you have already been awarded in a certain way. [Alfred] Hitchcock never won best director, so it’s very nice, but it doesn’t mean everything. I would much rather be in a room full of engaged fans.” Scorsese’s latest film, The Irishman, won rave reviews from its premiere at the New York film festival last weekend, with critics praising the use of “de-ageing” technology. Out today is Joker, Todd Phillip’s revisionist take on the DC villain, which borrows much from the films of Scorsese, notably 1983’s The King of Comedy.
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    Double Indemnity Query

    I'm not sure if you're joking but it is him in "Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid."
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    EDITORIAL: Andrew Scheer for prime minister

    Scheer's proposals sans the economic ones and pro-Israel/ neocon foreign policy, seem preferable.
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    Democratic Debate

    The Democratic debate is tonight and I'm not even sure who half these people are and the half I do know, I despise. Uhhh... Yang is cool, I guess.
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    Martin Scorsese says Marvel movies are 'not cinema'

    I imagine they look something like this.
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    Martin Scorsese says Marvel movies are 'not cinema' Coppola backs Scorsese in row over Marvel films Lyon (AFP) - Francis Ford Coppola jumped into a controversy over the Marvel superhero movies Saturday, not just backing fellow director Martin Scorsese's critique of the films but denouncing them as "despicable". Earlier this month Scorsese, director of classics such as "Taxi Driver" and "Goodfellas", described the Marvel universe films as more theme parks than cinema, even if they were well made. His remarks made waves across social media for days, as fans of his work and the Marvel hits such as the Avengers films, argued the merits.
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    Canadian Election Update

    Yeah, Hillary's really lost it.
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    Films in 2019 Arthur Fleck is a clown who’s not in on the joke. He is the representative for someone incapable of mapping the totality of political relations surrounding him to become a complicit but powerless figurehead for a bastard politics of resentment, guided and organized by others who remain in the shadow: Joker is a psychopolitical study of the useful idiot.
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    The Exorcist Conventional?

    People can be antagonistic and angry for no reason. Your contributions are always appreciated here, Larry.
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    the big question

    You can watch TCM on YouTube if you have an account but I'm not sure how it works.
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    Your Favourite Foreign Language Films from 2016

    1. The Handmaiden, Chan-wook Park, South Korea 2. Train to Busan, Sang-ho Yeon, South Korea 3. Les Innocentes, Anne Fontaine, France 4. 1898, Our Last Men in the Philipinnes, Salvador Calvo, Spain 5. Julieta, Pedro Almodovar, Spain 6. Neruda, Pablo Larraín, Chile 7. Your Name, Makoto Shinkai, Japan 8. The Lovers and the Despot, Ross Adam, Robert Cannan, UK 9. Shin Godzilla, Hideaki Anno & Shinji Higuchi, Japan 10. The King's Choice, Erik Poppe, Norway 11. Elle, Paul Verhoeven, France 12. Toni Erdmann, Maren Ade, Germany
  16. Slavoj on "Joker" and how the character works better without a clear backstory.
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    the best tcm guest host to get

    I was certain you were going to say William Shatner or Donald Trump.
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    Your Favourite Foreign Language Films from 2016

    Girls und Panzer der Film (2015) Tsutomu Mizushima, Japan (dubbed) - 6/10- In the streets of an emptied town, two schools of tankfighters battle it out. The winning team is still closed down despite promises otherwise, leaving them sad but they are allowed one last chance to do another tank battle to win their school back. My favorite team is the St Gloriana School which uses WWII era Churchill tanks and obviously represents the British. The soundtrack to this is largely traditional military marches such as British Grenadiers, Glory, Glory Hallelujah and Katyusha that work as leitmotifs for the tanks on screen. The film is a bit long at two hours and the plot is bare. I did find one episodic moment funny when they visit a museum dedicated to "Punchy the Bear" -a fictional toy that is constantly beaten up by other toys and covered in bandages. What I truly disliked is the heavy use of CGI instead of traditional animation which I prefer.
  19. Brad Pitt films are banned in China because he made a pro-Tibet movie (Seven Years in Tibet).
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    Democratic Debate

    Is there a politician today who isn't? Though yes, she should just shut up. This is seriously embarrassing.
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    Disney Plus

    As lovely as that sounds, I think I would rather take cyanide instead.
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    Trump vs Turkey & Kurdish allies....

    Hey, Trump did give Erdogan a strongly worded letter and mild scolding.
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    Many voters here seem to genuinely be under the impression it's not in their best interest to have that. As if dying on the street is what is for the best.

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