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  1. AlmostAGhost

    Musical Mondays Week 106 Preview (tomspanks' Pick)

    me looking up and down this thread for the movie pick
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    Tokyo Story

    I've seen Early Summer. Definitely want to jump into the trilogy fully now though, even though I wasn't fond of Tokyo Story.
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    Episode 252.5 - Minisode 252.5

    Yea, echoing Cameron, I haven't seen Nutty, but Knight is not awful. It's silly and goofy for sure.
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    Tokyo Story

    I'm not in that exact situation, but close. I have seen one of the Trilogy before, and really liked it a lot. But also Tokyo Story does little for me. I haven't listened to the ep yet, but I am curious how its been elevated so high in the pantheon.
  5. that's awesome! i'd been waiting to rewatch it all year haha. I remembered it being fun, but was worried maybe it wouldn't hold up, but it sure did. There's a lot of good, sly jokes and the romances are well-done. These Christmas movies often have characters that are just plain unlikable, but everyone here is a good person!
  6. Netflix Christmas romance movie
  7. I saw a short synopsis so I won't spoil, but it's EVEN BETTER than a re-switch!
  8. I love The Princess Switch and am excited. gonna rewatch the first one today
  9. excuse the bump but I just realized 3 DAYS UNTIL THE PRINCESS SWITCH SEQUEL!
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    #Kinspooled miniseries #3

    here's the voting for the final choice! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/J2TSLJM?fbclid=IwAR1CmhArK20mq0Jp6H73Db0yreI0H1IL_MhPvt-tkhcqEV56zdJilNUOmZY
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    #Kinspooled miniseries #3

    The next theme is "Fucked Up Families" Here are the choices 1. Raising Arizona 2. Tokyo Story 3. Eve's Bayou 4. The Royal Tenenbaums 5. Guess Who's Coming To Dinner 6. The Farewell 7. Home Alone 8. fan vote #Kinspooled choice https://letterboxd.com/almostaghost/list/kinspooled-unspooled-suggestions/
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    Musical Mondays Week 105 Pippin

    This was what got me. It really didn't feel artistic in any way. It felt very amateurish to me.
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    Raising Arizona

    yea definitely. though i get on a superficial level it's 'stealing a baby' vs. 'finding a rug', one is clearly more emotionally resonant. but i don't see how that's a knock against Lebowski. i think it was purposeful, to find a story that feels frivolous. actually that's what the Coens do best! a seemingly trivial occurrence triggering a whole world of drama/comedy/whatever.
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    Raising Arizona

    Finally finished the ep. I'm not really sure I agree with Paul & Amy's takes on the Coens in general (beyond their being awesome). To knock Big Lebowski for not having the emotional notes of Raising Arizona isn't fair, as that's the point of Lebowski. The Coens sometimes try to write "pointless", if that's the right word. That's their aim with a number of their movies. And if you really want emotional pathos mixed with humor, there's other Coens that do it just as strongly (Llewyn Davis, O Brother, even Fargo). The difference to me between films is the type of humor, not the level of pathos. Arizona is much more cartoony than those, while quite often their humor skews very dry. That's why I don't think Arizona is where you should start with the Coens, if you're new. It's cartoonish levels are elevated quite high compared to just about everything else they've done (except maybe Ladykillers).
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    Raising Arizona

    If it were up to me, I'd probably send like 15 Coen Brothers movies into space. Since it's not, this isn't my choice to do so, even though I recognize it's greatness. (I currently place it as the 11th-best Coen film.)
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    Upcoming Episodes

    here's the artistic announcement
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    Episode 252 - Governor Gabbi

    New electees to the US Senate don't take office immediately, it's like on January 3rd or something when they convene and get sworn in. But if you're an incumbent and win, you can just continue like normal. On a state level, the states all have their own dates for swearing in new senators; there are a few states that pretty much swear in their senates within a few days. For purposes of this movie, the California governor usually gets sworn in in early January.
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    Episode 252 - Governor Gabbi

    Governor Gabbi should be named as Kamala's replacement in the Senate!
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    Musical Mondays Week 104 The Guest

    I personally pay for Netflix, Amazon, and HBO. I have access to a ton of free ones, Crackle and Popcornflix and the like. Don't use me in the decision though, I'm able and willing to pay if needed (or even sometimes I'll find a torrent for free, I'll admit).
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    Results -- Governor Gabbi -- Post-Movie Survey

    We listen to a mini-episode about the movie a week later, so I think our attention spans do last a week! Though if anything, I'd appreciate having the weekend to watch and fill out your survey before they're posted (I try to watch the films by Friday but sometimes I wait until the weekends)
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    #Kinspooled miniseries #3

    Feel free to share your choices!
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    Upcoming Episodes

    Here are the upcoming films for "Fucked Up Families" #Kinspooled 1. Raising Arizona 2. Tokyo Story 3. Eve's Bayou 4. The Royal Tennenbaums 5. Guess Who's Coming To Dinner 6. The Farewell 7. Home Alone 8. fan vote #Kinspooled choice