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TV/Movie Talk [Public] / Re: What TV series are you watching right now?
« Last post by PJ Post on May 30, 2024, 09:16:34 AM »


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Book Talk [Public] / Re: "Rules for reading" - from a reviewer
« Last post by Vijaya on May 21, 2024, 03:04:53 AM »
Lovely excerpts. Thank you.
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Book Talk [Public] / Re: "Rules for reading" - from a reviewer
« Last post by LilyBLily on May 19, 2024, 12:43:58 PM »
I know this guy. He's a total bookaholic. We want more of these.
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Book Talk [Public] / "Rules for reading" - from a reviewer
« Last post by Hopscotch on May 19, 2024, 01:38:01 AM »
Here's the reader I want:

10 rules for reading from someone who does it for a living
Washington Post   May 18, 2024

“…I read from morning till bedtime, with breaks for my job, family, meetings with friends, exercise, household chores and periodic review of my life’s greatest blunders. On the days I don’t read, I write….it’s a simple system. Many people complain that they have no time for books, yet somehow they manage to spend three or more hours a day watching television or scrolling through social media…You pays your money and you takes your choice….

“I don’t skim or speed read, though I envy people…who can zip through a novel in 20 minutes….As an exceptionally slow reader, I mentally murmur every word on the page, which allows me to savor the author’s style and to remember what he or she has said….

“After finishing a book, I tend to keep it. While not a frequent rereader, I do like to refresh my acquaintance with old favorites, if only by opening one up occasionally to enjoy a page or a passage. When I look at my living room’s bookcases, while sleepily sipping coffee in the morning, I see not only my past laid out before me but also my future…”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/books/2024/05/18/how-to-read-book-dirda/
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TV/Movie Talk [Public] / Re: Francis Ford Coppola's Megalopolis
« Last post by Hopscotch on May 07, 2024, 04:23:28 AM »
I'm not a happy heights sort of guy so the trailer was enough for me  :n2Str17:
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TV/Movie Talk [Public] / Re: Francis Ford Coppola's Megalopolis
« Last post by Matthew on May 07, 2024, 02:18:08 AM »
That is one terrible trailer.

The premise could be interesting. I'm just worried from the Wikipedia summary that the story being centered around the mayor's daughter might be dull. I'm assuming she'll probably meet up with and become allies with Cesar to go on time-stopping hijinks with, but she by no means sounds like the main character.
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TV/Movie Talk [Public] / Re: Francis Ford Coppola's Megalopolis
« Last post by Post-Crisis D on May 07, 2024, 01:39:30 AM »
I'm not terribly impressed by the trailer.   :Hqn66ku:

Seems like the tagline should be: "Darth Emo discovers the Force."
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TV/Movie Talk [Public] / Francis Ford Coppola's Megalopolis
« Last post by Jeff Tanyard on May 06, 2024, 03:16:40 PM »
The teaser trailer for this movie is out.  Check it out:





I'm not terribly impressed by the trailer.   :Hqn66ku:

I'm also not very optimistic about this movie.  Coppola made some some of the greatest movies ever back in the 1970s, but he arguably hasn't made a truly great movie since Apocalypse Now.

What do y'all think?  Does the movie look interesting to you?  Do you plan to see it?  Do you think Coppola, at the age of 85, still has what it takes?

The movie comes out May 17th.

Wikipedia page with brief summary of the premise and early reactions from insiders:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Megalopolis_(film)
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TV/Movie Talk [Public] / Re: What TV series are you watching right now?
« Last post by R. C. on April 15, 2024, 07:18:54 AM »
Reservation Dogs - Surprisingly good. 99% Tomatometer - 91% Avg. Audience Score

Following the exploits of four Indigenous teenagers in rural Oklahoma who steal, rob and save in order to get to the exotic, mysterious and faraway land of California. To succeed, they will have to save enough money, outmaneuver the methheads at the junkyard on the edge of town and survive a turf war against a much tougher rival gang. This first-of-its-kind creative team tells a story that resonates with them and their lived experiences -- and invites audiences into a surprisingly familiar and funny world.

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TV/Movie Talk [Public] / Re: What TV series are you watching right now?
« Last post by CaptnAndy on April 15, 2024, 05:27:24 AM »
We watch an episode of Northern Exposure on Amazon Prime every night (unless the Dodger game runs late). When it first ran, the show was groundbreaking by touching subjects that usually weren't on network TV, and it always ended with a good feeling.
These days, it is a refreshing change from the current programming, and it provides these 79- and 78-year-olds with a look back to an earlier, simpler time.
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