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    Movie theatres have re-opened here in the...

    Movie theatres have re-opened here in the Netherlands, starting today. Next week, I'm gonna try and watch a movie at the movie theatre I always go to that plays arthouse movies and world cinema (only...
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    Ever hear of the three kings? They came from the...

    Ever hear of the three kings? They came from the east:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-V7JiF6oMI
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    I saw West Side Story from 1961 for the first...

    I saw West Side Story from 1961 for the first time. I thought it was beautiful.

    Aside from the stellar performances by the lead actors like Natalie Wood and Richard Beymer, I'd have to say my...
  4. Is it a windsurfing animal rescuer on a board...

    Is it a windsurfing animal rescuer on a board with a grey sail who happens to be a John Williams fan?
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    I always loved 'Personality'! ...

    I always loved 'Personality'!


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8Rhg35qE5w
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    The Departed. saw it for the first time again...

    The Departed. saw it for the first time again since many years. What can I say? Excellent movie. DiCaprio, Damon, Wahlberg, Nicholson, Martin Sheen, Alec Baldwin, absolutely stellar cast in an...
  7. Thierry Baudet, leader of a populist political...

    Thierry Baudet, leader of a populist political party here in the Netherlands, in a recent tweet raged against "mass immigration, European power fantasies" and, of all things, MODERN ART.

    Hmm,...
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    Ahh the weakness of the straight teenage male...

    Ahh the weakness of the straight teenage male superhero circa 1960s, located in their underpants.

    Like that time Magneto had Lorelei use her song to enchant all the male X-Men. Somehow didn't...
  9. What about the VR headsets we have right now,...

    What about the VR headsets we have right now, like Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and Valve Index? Perhaps the games and social platforms available for them aren't 100% immersive quite yet, but for me it's a...
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    She's mostly tolerable on screen. Mostly.

    She's mostly tolerable on screen. Mostly.
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    When I first saw Million Dollar Baby many years...

    When I first saw Million Dollar Baby many years ago, once it finished I thought to myself "That was beautiful. I'm NEVER gonna watch this movie again" Not because I had any issues with the artistry...
  12. They are making and distributing the films they...

    They are making and distributing the films they want. They want to sell to China, so they cater to the customer's sensibilities. It's no different from making films in Hollywood while having a mostly...
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    RE: Kano being changed from what he was in the...

    RE: Kano being changed from what he was in the first MK game.. sometimes these things simply evolve into a new direction the creators wanna take the characters. See also Raiden, who in the first MK...
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    I dunno about that! I checked out the trailers of...

    I dunno about that! I checked out the trailers of all the Best Picture nominees for this year's Oscars, and they all looked quite interesting to me!

    Not saying that another movie adaptation of Cat...
  15. 2003, eh? Same as me. I remember GRoDT's release,...

    2003, eh? Same as me. I remember GRoDT's release, it seems like it didn't hit number one here in the Netherlands. The number ones over here were:

    'Escapology' by Robbie Williams
    'Come Away With...
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    One of the first things X must have done up in...

    One of the first things X must have done up in heaven is give Aaliyah a big old hug:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IV6RGkXrCrc
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    It's frustrating, because my limited google-fu...

    It's frustrating, because my limited google-fu points me toward an old reggae song from the 1960 called '54-46, That's My Number', by Toots & the Maytals... but the numbers are pronounced as fifty...
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    I finally saw Captain America The First Avenger...

    I finally saw Captain America The First Avenger on invitation of a friend. I thought it was all right. It was exactly what I expected it to be. I had avoided it for the longest time out of...
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    Of the ones mentioned above, I quite enjoy ...

    Of the ones mentioned above, I quite enjoy

    -Amazing Spider-Man 2
    -Iron Man 3
    -Daredevil

    as guilty pleasures Judge Dredd and Highlander 2

    also, I'm gonna throw in Sucker Punch
  20. I took the "he was born with it" line as being a...

    I took the "he was born with it" line as being a subtly sarcastic remark.
    Along the lines of:

    Quasar: Drax the Destroyer? Didn't you use to be taller?
    Cammi: It was a phase. He grew out of it.
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    Whenever I'm single, I "celebrate" it as Singles...

    Whenever I'm single, I "celebrate" it as Singles Awareness Day. Just chilling out at my online haunts, before heading off and watching some Buffy DVDs with a bag of chocolates.

    This year around I...
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    You must be really bummed out to go through COVID...

    You must be really bummed out to go through COVID after having made it thru the Spanish Flu about a century earlier!

    And my name is basically a Dutch word that people call dogs or other animals...
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    Only now learned about this lady. I knew the song...

    Only now learned about this lady. I knew the song from Sinatra's rendition of it, but this early version is quite lovely!


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JB9VVTMiX1k
  24. Thread: In Memoriam

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    Rest in power, Mary! ...

    Rest in power, Mary!


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bem9HUU6-XQ
  25. Thread: In Memoriam

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    Rest in peace, Mr. Plummer. You are now in the...

    Rest in peace, Mr. Plummer. You are now in the undiscovered country from whose bourn no traveller returns.
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