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Old 01-13-2020, 08:05 PM   #8541
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Joker - wonderful, excellent origin story if you are into Batman. Joaquin Phoenix was brilliant.
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Old 01-14-2020, 07:34 PM   #8542
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The next documentary I looked, along with being a short form documentary Oscar nominee, is In the Absence. This one is also free to view and lasts around 29 minutes long.


https://vimeo.com/fieldofvision/in-the-absence

The fully English subtitled documentary from South Korea looks at the Sewol Ferry disaster. It is worth the Oscar nomination due to how well the whole documentary was produced. You fully feel for the families in this even if you do not speak their language.

A must see for sure.
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Old 01-15-2020, 09:27 PM   #8543
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Want to see a short and sweet 2020 Oscar Nominated animation movie for free. Well take a look at Hair Love. It is nicely animated which I like and has a touching story.

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Old 01-16-2020, 05:11 PM   #8544
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A new day and another free Oscar Nominated animation short you can watch for free. This one is titled Kit bull.



This nicely animated short is about a relationship between a dog and a cat.
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Old 01-16-2020, 06:49 PM   #8545
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Not a movie. TV
The Durrells in Corfu. Originally on BBC/ PBS. I missed the series. Now available on Amazon Prime.

Mom is widowed and trying to raise 4 kids. Can no longer afford living in 1935 UK. Moves to Corfu. Great family trying to get along w/ new to them culture and each other. The oldest kid (adult) is an aspiring writer, but it is the youngest, Gerald, who as an adult later wrote The Durrells trilogy which the series is based. Gerald has a weird fascination studying all kinds of wild life so their house is a veritable zoo.

Bonus. In most episodes is a great music/ song. You can listen to the Durrells soundtrack free on You tube. Boy, I love free stuff.

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Old 01-16-2020, 07:47 PM   #8546
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...Boy, I love free stuff...
Himself is frequently heard saying "if it's free, it's for me".
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Old 01-19-2020, 02:15 PM   #8547
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Killing some time before playoff games..

Watched, on Netflix, a Paul Newman movie.. "Where the Money Is", from 2000..

Henry Manning (Paul Newman) has come up with a new way to break out of prison: fake a stroke and get transferred to a nursing home. It's a perfect plan, except for one thing: the woman assigned to take care of him at the nursing home, Carol Ann McKay (Linda Fiorentino), has a plan of her own.

A time killer but also kinda fun..

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Old 01-19-2020, 05:17 PM   #8548
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The other day, on Netflix, I watched "The Ugly Truth" (2009) with Katherine Heigl and Gerard Butler. I enjoyed it so much that I went looking for other movies with Gerard Butler. Found the "Bounty Hunter" (2010) with also Jennifer Aniston. Enjoyed that movie also.

Ross, thanks for the heads up about the Paul Newman movie. Going to go add it to my list.
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Old 01-21-2020, 05:06 PM   #8549
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We saw 1917 today...

Wonderful production, imo..

We have seen 4 of the 8 Oscar nominated movies.. This was/is our favorite drama...

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Watched Gemini Man with Will Smith, great action and story. Kinda freaked seeing the Fresh Prince with gray at his temples.
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We watched "Mark Twain, Tonight!". It's technically not a movie, but rather a taping of a live CBS performance. We got to see Hal Holbrook perform it live at Cleveland's Playhouse Square decades ago. Himself is a big fan of Mark Twain, but we both enjoyed the performance a lot. Even though the TV production was filmed in 1967, it was amazing at how spot-on some of the political commentary applied to today. I guess many forget that "something was rotten in the state of Denmark"* before the age of Facebook and Twitter.

*Hamlet Quotes

A little bit of biography and background on Hal Holbrook:

Cleveland native Hal Holbrook turning 90 and still adding to his Mark Twain show
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