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Old 12-10-2015, 02:44 PM   #6691
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Yeah, that's funny, several people have also asked me if The Martian was based on a true story....

I'm wondering how ignorant a person has to be to think that?


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Old 12-10-2015, 02:47 PM   #6692
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Hollyweird just announced the Golden Globes nominations. Some I'm interested in seeing.

Golden Globe Nominations: The Complete List - Hollywood Reporter
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Old 12-11-2015, 12:29 PM   #6693
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The Big Short. I did not like it, hard to follow docu-drama type film about the crash of the housing market based on a true story. Long and drawn out, I wasted my evening with this POS, 2 plus hour movie.
Brad Pitt appeared in the movie for what, maybe 2 minutes total.....they could have cast any other extra to play the part.
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Old 12-11-2015, 12:51 PM   #6694
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Thanks for the review RF. I've taken that one off my list of nominations.
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Old 12-11-2015, 02:32 PM   #6695
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OT but the best explanation I heard about the housing market crash was here: http://thisamericanlife.org/radio-ar...-pool-of-money
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Old 12-12-2015, 11:14 AM   #6696
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Spotlight. Very interesting film about Boston Globe's investigations and its lead up story to the Catholic Church cover up of the child molestation charges.
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Old 12-12-2015, 11:53 AM   #6697
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Spotlight. Very interesting film about Boston Globe's investigations and its lead up story to the Catholic Church cover up of the child molestation charges.
And the story is still not at an end. More and more grown folks are still coming forward to tell of their being abused. The Boston Archdiocese has a huge slush fund for future victims. I haven't seen the film, but Cardinal Law was about to be indicted for the cover up. The Pope called him to Rome before they could arrest him. A lot of Bostonians are still angry that he escaped punishment. But he is in no hurry to return to the States.

I don't know if the film covered the whole story, but it goes all the way back to Cardinal Cushing in the 50's. Not a pretty picture as a whole. Only a couple of priest were defrocked and sent to prison. One was murdered in there. But not before he was raped himself.
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Old 12-13-2015, 12:31 PM   #6698
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Bridge of Spies. I enjoyed this film very much. Tom Hanks plays an attorney during the Cold War who negotiates the exchange of a captured Soviet spy for 2 American prisoners, one of them being the pilot of the U-2 spy plane that got shot down.
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Old 12-13-2015, 12:50 PM   #6699
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Bridge of Spies is a must see for us RF! I think Tom Hanks is the best, always.
We remember the true story well and I really have my eye on this movie for the Oscars. Glad to hear you liked it!
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"We're no Angels". We watched it last night. It's one of my favorite Christmas movies.
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