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    Upcoming Episodes

    I know a few people have posted this in threads, but they get buried and twitter timelines fade, so I thought we could keep this thread up-to-date better (and more easily findable) Current upcoming episodes: Ep 5 - The French Connection Ep 6 - Titanic Ep 7 - 2001: A Space Odyssey Ep 8 - Bonnie & Clyde
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    Upcoming Episodes

    4/25 - Chinatown 5/2 - Tootsie this feels like a really weird back-to-back to me, but not sure why lol
  3. The one when the baby caresses Nikki Reed's face makes me laugh so hard
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    Upcoming Episodes

    4/25 - Chinatown (haven't seen a post or comment yet with more future eps; but this is in this week's description. hopefully in the morning we'll get a bigger update.)
  5. we're not talking enough about the creepy CGI baby apparently they considered an animatronic doll but it was even creepier http://entertainment.time.com/2013/11/05/this-terrifying-animatronic-baby-freaked-out-the-cast-and-crew-of-twilight/
  6. Yea, I don't think the marriage is totally unrealistic or anything, it just changes the tone for me. Also it's possible if the whole thing was just better written, the marriage would have felt absolutely RIGHT. But yea I'm not sure what other alternate arc would satisfy there, because I guess marriage was the natural next step after the first two books.
  7. You got anecdotal evidence about what anecdotal evidence is, haha! But yea, hearing something secondhand could be anecdotal, sure. But the opposite of anecdotal isn't 'my own experience' it's 'verifiable provable evidence.' That's why anecdotal is something to try to avoid. (I read about this stuff a lot, sorry.) Anyway I'm a little lost on the discussion here because I've been in and out today, so sorry if this is repetitive of earlier posts by others. But I did like the first two movies a lot because I thought the 'teen romance' side of Twilight was pretty good. Like, yes, early romance will be with the wrong guy, or there's a jerky 'friend' who wants you, or even just on a basic level -- young readers like Bella having to decide between two guys. (Even if they're both awful.) It's wish fulfillment. My take on liking that side of the romance was less to do with it being some perfect 'true love' and the fact that young 'love' is usually problematic, and therefore it all felt sort of real to me. I really did get sucked into the romance side of the story. Then when they get married and are parents, that changes the whole feel of the later books for me and I didn't enjoy them nearly as much.
  8. Not to nitpick... but I need to point out that that's exactly what anecdotal evidence is - basing it on what you personally experience over actual research. But I will add, anecdotal can be valid as a form of interpretation, as it is here... it's not like you're saying 'well my cancer went away because I drank vinegar'.
  9. Maybe this movie is just a response to Nihilist Arby's, since even if you die after roast beef, you can actually come back as your daughter
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    Episode 21 - Nicole Byer

    Geez you really truly believe it's real racism to note that Van Halen makes white people music? Racism and sexism are about power imbalances; we fight it when a majority targets hatred on a minority. That's not even remotely the same thing as pointing out white people like Van Halen. It's not even the same thing for a woman to dislike the state of the patriarchy. See how it works, and how Nicole isn't it? Probably not, because you're an idiot. All she did was mention race and you flipped your damn lid. White people are such snowflakes. Get over yourself. Haha "boldly and directly disparage everyone in the room" haha so ridiculous. I don't believe it to be possible that you're even remotely a fan of Conan O'Brien. Go away.
  11. I've been meaning to watch this for a bit! Cool. I watched the Cage one for HDTGM but never the original. Is it a musical?
  12. I think more likely they would have used that free time to go to the bone zone
  13. Exactly our reaction when we were watching it as a group on Friday
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    All the President’s Men

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    Musical Mondays Week 63 A Star is Born (1937)

    Is @kateacola around? Did you get to see your pick?
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    All the President’s Men

    Yea that's more or less where I'm at. I just prefer fiction. I'm not necessarily skeptical (I definitely am about documentaries though), but a film about a true story seems to be shortcutting a little bit what I want to get out of my movies (which I think I sort of treat as I would literature). I still fall on the side of this movie, for using cinema to tell a true story in about as perfect a way as possible, so I hold it high on this list we're doing. At the very least, I guess I just hold true stories to a higher bar for greatness. That may even include films that use real settings even if they're not true stories: Vietnam War, World War II, Titanic, etc. are generally in the bottom half of my list. I like some of them but President's Men was the one that really jumped up the list.
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    All the President’s Men

    Completely surprised at the indifference Paul and Amy had to this movie. I also disagree that Pakula's direction is "unshowy." There's a lot of interesting creativity in there, and the ability to make clear sense of this story is also terrific, let alone to make it so entertaining. It does lead me to something I was wondering: does being a "true" story affect your views on its greatness (either positively or negatively)? I personally do tend to lean to fiction in movie preferences, in general, though I do think this movie is amazing and one of my favorites of this series so far. We're all used to these AFI movies now, and they all have a certain conceit of drama and I was vastly entertained by this one not having some of those things. Not getting typical drama stuff like Woodward and Bernstein's personal lives or whatnot really made this stand-out among the bunch we've seen.
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    Episode 210.5 - Minisode 210.5

    Never heard of these, but going by that little info, they sound like they'll be amazing shows
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    Musical Mondays Week 63 A Star is Born (1937)

    I took it as she was washing and fondling that giant steak in the sink of a mobile home while Norman tried to shower, which is a weird sentence to write, and something you're definitely not ever supposed to do: https://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/food-safety-education/get-answers/food-safety-fact-sheets/safe-food-handling/washing-food-does-it-promote-food-safety/washing-food Food is so important to the story lol
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    Musical Mondays Week 63 A Star is Born (1937)

    Oh I believe it. Kristofferson makes numerous comments about Streisand's ass quite directly in the '70s one...
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    Musical Mondays Week 63 A Star is Born (1937)

    Oh I didn't remember that. All the versions are melting together in my mind
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    Musical Mondays Week 63 A Star is Born (1937)

    The beginning! OMG haha I feel like you guys really should check the 70s one and laugh since we all like bad movies
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    Musical Mondays Week 63 A Star is Born (1937)

    Haha this line is in every version of the film. I can buy it when the first guy says it right before sacrificing himself into the ocean, but a couple of the others just do it because they're horny and it's cheesy. (Unsure when Bradley says it.)
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