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Old 08-21-2016, 10:48 AM   #7131
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I just attended an earthquake seminar with with lectures by several FEMA people, a geologist, a fire captain and others. I found out that A) a large earthquake on the San Andreas fault can't produce a tidal wave like that, B) a large eathquake on the Cascadia fault won't produce a tidal wave here like that, but C) a 7.1 on the Seattle fault could cause a tidal wave coming into the Puget Sound 13 feet high.

Guess who lives a block from the water? I'm on the third floor, but as this is an old brick building and we were also told the library (half a block west) and the post office (a block north) would both be destroyed in an earthquake like that, I don't have a lot of high hopes for this building.

So to keep from thinking about that, naturally, I just finished watching Christine. Can you tell I'm scraping the bottom of the barrel for movies?
When I lived in Tacoma, we always look to Mt. Rainier. That was more troublesome than any concern for an earthquake. In the summer you could see small whiffs of smoke coming out. Very unnerving.
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Old 08-23-2016, 11:18 AM   #7132
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Last night Glenn and I watched a fairly recent movie, for us, the 2015 film The 33.

It's the recounting of the experience the 33 Chilean miners had when they were trapped in a mine several thousand feet inside the earth.

One of the most compelling and powerful movies we've seen in a long, long while. Miraculously, after 69 days, they all reached the surface alive.

We highly recommend it, but make sure you have ample tissues available.
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Old 08-23-2016, 07:22 PM   #7133
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We saw Petes Dragon last week. Very cute. I liked it. Family film. There are very few of them made now days that are worth watching.
Also we saw Antropoid last night. Based on true story, I loved it, probably more for story than movie itself. But loved it nevertheless


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Old 08-29-2016, 01:03 PM   #7134
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We saw Petes Dragon last week. Very cute. I liked it. Family film. There are very few of them made now days that are worth watching.
Also we saw Antropoid last night. Based on true story, I loved it, probably more for story than movie itself. But loved it nevertheless


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oh, you brought back OLD memories, Charlie, about Pete's Dragon...I loved that movie........perhaps why I liked the dragon in Shrek 1.........
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Old 08-29-2016, 06:59 PM   #7135
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We were watching some news segment on PBS a few weeks back, with David Brooks and Mark Shields bemoaning the fact that neither major political candidate is winning the public over swimmingly. Himself said to me "what this election needs is a Brewster". Brewster?

We watched "Brewster's Millions" a couple nights ago. Himself had seen it several times, this was my first time. Can you tell I'm not a big movie watcher? We both laughed hard. It's funny, too, that he was finding T-shirts for sale that said "None of the Above". Funny, and sad.
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Old 08-29-2016, 07:10 PM   #7136
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Jersey Boys. It is about The 4 Seasons. Not bad. interesting story and it was cool to hear all of the good songs they actually had over the decades....
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Old 08-29-2016, 07:20 PM   #7137
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We watched Avatar again on Saturday. We saw it in the theater when it first came out. Beautiful yet disturbing movie.
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Old 08-29-2016, 08:12 PM   #7138
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Jersey Boys. It is about The 4 Seasons. Not bad. interesting story and it was cool to hear all of the good songs they actually had over the decades....
You're right, Rock. Expected it to be kind of hokey. Not bad at all and we found ourselves either rockin' along with the music or tapping our feet. Kinda fun movie.
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Old 09-01-2016, 12:19 PM   #7139
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Thor. The dark World. Free on Xfinity. Good thing it was free.
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Old 09-01-2016, 02:10 PM   #7140
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As has been evidenced by most of my past posts, we don't seem to view movies that are very current. Last night was definitely the definition of that.

Watched The Fugitive Kind, which was a...ready for this...a 1959 film with a very young, Marlon Brando and Joanne Woodward, among others. Black and white, of course, which did seem to add to the dismal nature of the story. It was a Tennessee Williams piece and, in spite of the age of the movie and the degree of film technology, it was darn good. Victory Jory was his typical sinister self.

We enjoyed it.
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