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Old 06-26-2020, 11:58 AM   #8641
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You're right, Ross. Ann Bancroft played the part of Mrs. Robinson in "The Graduate". In this movie, however, Jennifer Aniston hears that the character of Mrs. R was inspired by the real life of her grandmother. Shirley MacLaine plays the part of Aniston's grandma.

And of course, none of this is real life anyway. It's just movies.
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Old 06-26-2020, 12:17 PM   #8642
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You're right, Ross. Ann Bancroft played the part of Mrs. Robinson in "The Graduate". In this movie, however, Jennifer Aniston hears that the character of Mrs. R was inspired by the real life of her grandmother. Shirley MacLaine plays the part of Aniston's grandma.

And of course, none of this is real life anyway. It's just movies.
Thank you for the clarification, CG..

I shouldn't have commented without knowing more about the movie..

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Old 06-26-2020, 02:18 PM   #8643
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No problem, Ross! I'm just glad I was able to clarify things rather than muddy the waters even more.
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Old 06-26-2020, 03:19 PM   #8644
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Himself suggested a movie last night and decided that "Rumor Has It" sounded good. While he was right (we did enjoy it), I think the real reason he picked it out was so he could look at Jennifer Aniston. Other actors of note were Kevin Costner, Shirley MacLaine, and Mark Ruffalo. The rumor of the title? That "grandma" was the original Mrs. Robinson.
Which service did you see it on?
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Old 06-26-2020, 05:54 PM   #8645
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We used Roku. Himself is pretty sure it was from their own list of movies. Free, of course, because that's how we roll here in Frugal Town.
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Old 06-27-2020, 10:43 AM   #8646
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Thanks, CG. We have two Roku units, so I should be able to find it. Might have to move one temporarily to the big TV in the living room from the little one in the kitchen.
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Old 06-29-2020, 01:44 AM   #8647
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Two movies in one weekend? I'm turning into my husband! Himself is a big TV watcher. Big "old movie" watcher. I usually find other things to do.

On Friday, we dusted off an old movie via Roku, "Donnie Brasco". Johnny Depp plays the lead, an FBI agent who infiltrates the Mob. Al Pacino plays mafioso member "Lefty" who takes Brasco under his wing. Good, basic mob movie. I've been fascinated with the Mafia ever since I was a teen and found out that the brother-in-law of my uncle-in-law was the Cleveland mob's "accountant". I always wondered how he and his wife afforded such a fabulous house. Then fast forward with our own personal encounter with FBI agents scouring our first house to make sure we had not been bugged by the Mod due to our next door neighbors having interactions with the Mob. They ended up going into WitSec.

Tonight, we got around to watching something new, "Knives Out". Like all of you who have already seen it. we loved it. What amazes me, though, is how old some of the actresses looked. Himself thought that Jamie Lee Curtis was older than he is (71) and was surprised to find out that she is only 61. Did I mention how much we loved this movie?

Now looking forward to "Hamilton", dropping on Disney+ on Friday.
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Old 06-30-2020, 08:27 AM   #8648
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I actually sat down and watched a movie. It took two nights but I did it. Watched the Downtown Abbey movie.

I may have to watch the series now.
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Just watched "Knives Out".with Daniel Craig. A real Who Done It. Excellent.
Watched that too. I liked it. I do question the casting, but it was still good. Lots of big names. Have not seen Don Johnson like for ever.
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Old 07-01-2020, 12:21 PM   #8650
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I don't know how I manage to watch the stupid movies twice. Saw Core, ok, so there is an important message the movie brings, but the execution was just blahh. I only realise at the end that I have already seen it, maybe like 10 years ago.
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