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Old 02-28-2016, 11:04 PM   #6941
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Maybe not a movie, perhaps a documentary but it was fantastic.

It was called A Man Named Pearl and is the story of Pearl Freyar a black gentleman who lives in Bishop, SC and chronicles his creative efforts at beautifying his yard through topiary designs.

Doesn't sound like much, but the story is amazing. We got it through Netflix.
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Old 03-01-2016, 02:36 PM   #6942
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Since Mad Max won a few awards the other night I wanted to see if it was any better than the Road Warrior movies from the early 80's. So I watched it last night and fell asleep after all the action scenes ended.... Not my kind of movie although I liked the original Road Warrior movie I saw back some 30+ yrs ago....
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Old 03-04-2016, 12:11 AM   #6943
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Since Mad Max won a few awards the other night I wanted to see if it was any better than the Road Warrior movies from the early 80's. So I watched it last night and fell asleep after all the action scenes ended.... Not my kind of movie although I liked the original Road Warrior movie I saw back some 30+ yrs ago....
Yeah I agree. It wasn't that good. I think it's a testament to the low quality of modern films compared to older films that Mad Max Fury Road could receive so many nominations and win so many. The original Mad Max and Road Warrior were both better. Heck, even Beyond Thunderdome was better.

I watched Cooked last night. It's a Netflix Original documentary series (5 episodes) and was really interesting. It's about the fundamental science behind a lot of modern foods like cheeses, breads, etc..
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Old 03-04-2016, 12:12 AM   #6944
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Maybe not a movie, perhaps a documentary but it was fantastic.

It was called A Man Named Pearl and is the story of Pearl Freyar a black gentleman who lives in Bishop, SC and chronicles his creative efforts at beautifying his yard through topiary designs.

Doesn't sound like much, but the story is amazing. We got it through Netflix.
Sounds good; I will watch it this weekend. Thanks!
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Old 03-04-2016, 01:38 AM   #6945
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Maybe not a movie, perhaps a documentary but it was fantastic.

It was called A Man Named Pearl and is the story of Pearl Freyar a black gentleman who lives in Bishop, SC and chronicles his creative efforts at beautifying his yard through topiary designs.

Doesn't sound like much, but the story is amazing. We got it through Netflix.
I would have like to have seen it, but it wasn't available to me at Netflix.
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Old 03-04-2016, 01:50 PM   #6946
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We watched Sicario last night. Good film about a rogue DEA mission in Mexico. I don't know why waited this long to see this.
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We watched The Danish Girl last night. I liked it.
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I watched Cooked early in the week and ready to watch it again.

The other night watched Bridge of Spies on Netflix and recommend it.
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The Lady In The Van (free online - can provide the link on request)

Mostly based on real life. Very interesting - both from Alan Bennett's standpoint (who wrote the screenplay and is in it) and about the eccentric woman whose life unfolds in an intriguing way.


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The Lady In The Van (free online - can provide the link on request)

Mostly based on real life. Very interesting - both from Alan Bennett's standpoint (who wrote the screenplay and is in it) and about the eccentric woman whose life unfolds in an intriguing way.


Would love to have the link. It's a movie I've been wanting to see.
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