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  1. WatchOutForSnakes

    Musical Mondays Week 86 Purple Rain

    Yes! Jerome! That blew my mind. Also, I've been listening to too much Lizzo lately, so he constantly reminded me of: (I bet he's the kind of guy who would throw ladies in dumpsters)
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    Parasite (special episode)

    High and Low is on Criterion (I think it is still). I think the idea with Parasite and the Native American play struck me as being ironic that they would play at being violent amidst an actual outburst of the very bloody violence they're mimicking. And thanks for the welcome! I have been much distracted after adopting a puppy. My usual movie watching has been usurped by play and training. Today is actually our 6-month adoptaversaary! She's @frida_von_schmiegen on IG.
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    Musical Mondays Week 86 Purple Rain

    You win!
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    Musical Mondays Week 86 Purple Rain

    The treatment of women in the film is really quite shocking. Though I did appreciate that he at least seemed to come around somewhat when he credited the women with writing Purple Rain. The acting is terrible, but I agree that Morris Day was a real delight. Oh, that dancing!!!! It is all so very much of its time. I could watch this movie on a loop though just to watch him perform. Side note: last summer I went on a tour of Paisley Park and got to see a bunch of his memorabilia from the movie, including his motorcycle, and a suitcase piano he used to DANCE on! He was a tiny, tiny human! Creativity just seemed to ooze out of him, and I'm so glad he got to perform and produce as much as he did. He was working on a jazz album when he died. I'd have loved to hear the finished product (side, side note: he use to play in the mixing booth and mix while he was recording the band). I just love him to pieces. If you find yourselves in the Minneapolis area, I highly recommend the VIP tour. It's 1,000% worth the admission price.
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    Parasite (special episode)

    I loooooved Parasite. I definitely get more out of it on repeated viewings. I thought it was a real homage to Kurosawa’s High and Low. It first struck me with the little boy’s obsession with playing at being Native American since the boys in the opening and crucial scene of High and Low are playing the same way. A small detail that I may be reading too much into
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    Musical Mondays Week 86 (Watch Out for Snakes’ Pick)

    Best halftime show ever.
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    Musical Mondays Week 86 (Watch Out for Snakes’ Pick)

    It’s certainly not beyond criticism, but I’ll never tire of watching Prince perform. I rewatched it this weekend and it made me cry though I’m not a cryer. I just still am so sad he’s no longer with us.
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    Musical Mondays Week 86 (Watch Out for Snakes’ Pick)

    Hi all!! I know I've been away from the forums for a while. in fairness, I adopted a puppy last fall so my movie watching has been interrupted by play and training. (she's on Insta at @Frida_von_schmiegen). I"m excited to jump back in with something I just noticed is streaming on Netflix. I have some backups if we've done this one, but my pick is.... Purple Rain! ETA - Thanks Cameron for the heads-up that it was my turn
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    Ad Astra

    I also saw it and was blown away by it. Pitt is at his best this summer. He really carried that role and of course it was beautiful! It was at once infinitely expansive and intensely internal. My only nit pick was the end scene at Neptune. It felt more melodramatic and more of a stretch than the rest did.
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    Musical Mondays Week 72 Man of La Mancha

    Finally catching up on Musical Mondays, and got the chance to watch this on Saturday. I had no idea what to expect and certainly wasn't expecting it to be so silly. That windmill attack scene was easily my favorite. I'd say I enjoyed the movie overall and would watch it again. I agree that it is probably better the second time when I'm not so confused about what is going on. My biggest nitpick of it is that I got real tired real quick of the constant rape-y scenes with Sophia Loren. I loved her character and the acting, but it really got old by the end.
  11. Okay, two things: 1. Are we not going to talk about Helen Mirren's full hair, makeup, and jewelry? Is she getting the Al Capone treatment in there? 2. We've established that Hattie injected the virus in capsules into her hand. The capsules will dissolve after the longest 72 hours ever and then.. end of humanity. When they plan what to do if they can't extract the virus in time, why does she have to die and burn her body? Why not just amputate her hand?! Is that a fate worse than death? Why is this not an option?
  12. I'm pretty sure he's trying to say that his dick is more impressive than his cars. The usual hierarchy is dick size < car awesomeness. Here, he's saying car awesomeness < dick size. He's saying his dick is so big, he's using the cars to downplay the dick size. To overcompensate, we are providing an excess in Column A to make up for a deficit in Column B. To undercompensate, you would necessarily undercut Column A to make up for the excess in Column B. He's saying his dick size is soooooo excessive, the cars are less great than it. For his cars to overcompensate for a dick size, they'd have to be like made of unicorns and rainbows and hot chicks. I've gone cross-eyed.
  13. I second all of this. Welcome back
  14. I also love makeup from afar as opposed to on my face. I'm in for this segment.
  15. I haven't read the whole thread yet, so forgive me if this is repeating, but I thought that with all his tech and gadgets, particularly that motorcycle, "Black Batman" would have been more apropos. But I'll take superman.
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