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  1. The only criticism I have of the books are the...

    The only criticism I have of the books are the endless paragraphs describing costume and meals.

    I kinda get tired of---- "they ate roast pig, stuffed with pumpkin seeds and cashews from the...
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    All that Heaven Allows. 1955. Features...

    All that Heaven Allows.

    1955. Features Rock Hudson and J. Wyman. Unsure who directed. Didn't care enough to look into credits or imdb. Cannot recall how this got on my queue. 1955 film...
  3. Am 1/3 of the way through book 2. Don't want to...

    Am 1/3 of the way through book 2. Don't want to peek at the book thread; far too many spoiler possibilities. But this book is quite good. I really enjoy reading about Arya's trip to the wall and...
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    I am thinking that the Big 5 will create their...

    I am thinking that the Big 5 will create their own league and govern themselves, but I have come to believe that they will keep themselves under the ncaa umbrella in name only. I have previously...
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    Like I said a year or so ago, we are indeed...

    Like I said a year or so ago, we are indeed entering a period of 'wild wild west' moves. The ncaa knows it is a lame duck and it seems that again and again, it is unable to deal with the realities of...
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    Locke I had heard about this some time ago;...

    Locke

    I had heard about this some time ago; and it was nice to see Sox review it reasonably favorably above. Finally got around to viewing it. I enjoyed it. Hardy's acting pulls it off, and we...
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    I always had a hard time separating his roles...

    I always had a hard time separating his roles from his person. I always found his interviews annoying; mostly manic pseudo intellectual off the cuff babble that scream "look at me!!!!" and often...
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    The Hunt Nominated for best foreign film Oscar...

    The Hunt

    Nominated for best foreign film Oscar last year and starring Mads Mikkelsen as the lead character, Lucas. Those who frequent this thread will recognize him as One Eye in Valhalla Rising...
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    Beta Ray Bill yielded the hammer for a year or so...

    Beta Ray Bill yielded the hammer for a year or so in the early 80's in the books. Some of the weaker writing the book has seen, imo.
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    I agree with the thoughts on OU off field stuff. ...

    I agree with the thoughts on OU off field stuff. Violence against women cannot be tolerated. It's odd that Stoops hasn't taken the immediate high road and **** canned Mixon. It seems that in the...
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    Yes, the Big 5 will form their own organization...

    Yes, the Big 5 will form their own organization for governance of football and contracts with their own rules. It seems only a matter of time imo.

    No, PSU will not be a major player in BIG 10...
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    Should be a good season. I will miss the BCS. The...

    Should be a good season. I will miss the BCS. The playoff system should make for continued interesting debate though; and that is one thing that I always love about CFB. The regular season hasn't...
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    Liam Stephen Frears film made in 2000 about a...

    Liam

    Stephen Frears film made in 2000 about a young boy in pre war Liverpool. I have been investigating Frears films more recently. This one also shows much of a preachy social message...
  14. I gave up on The Bridge last season about 3...

    I gave up on The Bridge last season about 3 episodes from the final. It seemed like it was leading us somewhere good, but it just fanned out in garbled story threads. I see it is on again in season...
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    Escape from New York. I never saw this back in...

    Escape from New York.

    I never saw this back in the day. Previews and such looked like a really ****ty action film. However, in the past several years I have been re investigating Carpenter...
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    The Armstrong Lie I knew as early as 2001...

    The Armstrong Lie


    I knew as early as 2001 that Lance and Postal were using epo and testosterone; at least starting from 1999. Due to more reading I've done (namely the Walsh and Hamilton...
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    Top overlooked / underrated films that I can...

    Top overlooked / underrated films that I can think of off top of head.

    Mullholland Drive. Lynch's greatest effort, imo. but often listed well behind some of his other efforts.
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    The Book Thief My wife picked this after...

    The Book Thief

    My wife picked this after having read the book recently. Tells the story of a 12 year old girl in Germany from 1939 to 1945. She is sent to foster parents by her mother and is...
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    I have cautions re: Foxcatcher. It appears that...

    I have cautions re: Foxcatcher. It appears that they seem to be patterning the story to be one of Mark, not Dave. And Dave's story; it should be.

    Dave was the great wrestling statesman and so...
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    Dirty Pretty Things. Ejiofur stars in this...

    Dirty Pretty Things.

    Ejiofur stars in this film directed by Stephen Frears, who has directed a few good films in his time, including The Grifters, High Fidelity, The Queen, and Dangerous Liasons....
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    Lone Survivor I found the scenes and story...

    Lone Survivor

    I found the scenes and story quite captivating. Decent acting by some well known and not so well known actors. I will be reading the book soon.

    4/5
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    Reel Injun Documentary about the way Indians...

    Reel Injun


    Documentary about the way Indians have been portrayed in Hollywood films, and about how those images have shaped the perception of Native Americans. Told from the Native American...
  23. Great time on the trip. Limited on time, so did...

    Great time on the trip. Limited on time, so did only Edinburgh, Islay, and Dublin. Missed seeing the countryside of Ireland, as it is often strongly advised to do. Great scottish national forest...
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    Grand Budapest Hotel. Although not really...

    Grand Budapest Hotel.

    Although not really that impressed w my first viewing of Anderson films (Rushmore at the theatre as new release), I have rewatched it and his other films, and have come to...
  25. Just returned from a trip to Scotland and Ireland...

    Just returned from a trip to Scotland and Ireland and it was fun to watch world cup games in that kind of atmosphere with passionate and knowledgeable fans for the most part. Was suprised both by...
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