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Backcountry has a good selection...

https://www.backcountry.com

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The Snowman

fadass wrote:

St Vincent - 8/10.

Great acting, Murray is a legend, the kid was a great actor, brilliant soundtrack.. and just like sex, a little cry after.

St. Vincent is great.  Murray is brilliant, if pretty much himself.  Perfect role.

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Trump states, "I have full power to pardon"...lol, yeah tell that to Robert Mueller.

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smallman1 wrote:

From Scaramucci to Spicer -

"I hope he goes on to make a tremendous amount of money."

What an odd comment to make.

Not really, coming from a shady New York Italian- will roll right into talk shows, lecture circuits, expert opinions on Fox or Breibart, and high-ticket dinners.

Agreed.  This is a fantastic mix.  A welcome breath of fresh air.  Perfect driving music or late night affairs...

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zackster wrote:

this guy is such a queens/long island boob. he is going to be such a fucking stooge.

and how many times is he going to say "i love the president"? holy shit

Wonder if Trump had the 'do I have your loyalty' talk with him beforehand...lol

Homegrove wrote:

Dunkirk. Holy hell that was awesome. A very technical movie in everything, the editing, sound design, cinematography ruled it all. Finland is the only western European country without an IMAX screen so had to do with the biggest screen in town, but it was still amazing. Nolan has been critiqued about his films being cold and without humor, and those were definitely here, but he'd for sure made this shorter than any of his big pictures (and Memento) and this certainly didn't have too much dialogue.

Go see it at the cinema, it will lose so much impact without the big sound design, you need to have one big ass home theatre to get the same effect.

Sweet!  Thanks Hannu, can't wait!

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zackster wrote:

sean spicer has resigned.............

Haha, I'm lovin it!!!  Mint.

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zackster wrote:
millsy23 wrote:

firing Muller is a given I'd say. How on God's green earth is his base still behind him? Approval rating hovering at 40%. How the hell is that even possible?

donald can't just fire muller. he has to direct his deputy attorney general (rod rosenstein) to do so, and i highly doubt rosenstein would comply. at that point, rosenstein would most likely resign. after that, firing muller gets kicked to rosenstein's deputy, who would almost definitely resign, as well. if we get to that point, i can't imagine congressional repubs would still be in lock step with donald. he totally fucked them on aca repeal. he's made turtle-puss and limp-dick paul ryan look like utter fools. sooner or later, there will be ramifications.

i think a lot more will shake out in the very near future, and as it does repubs still start to fraction. i have a good friend who works on the hill in dc. he is a hardcore repub, and runs in right wing think tank circles. he was just telling me that the climate in dc is beyond belief. his last text to me reads "the dam is about to break. this tension can not continue to mount." 

and regarding trump's approval...  the number is 36%, not 40%. might seem silly, but that is a big difference. i'd believe it can hit 25-27% before all is said and done.

But Donny may start to try to whittle away at Mueller's aids, accusing them of bias, etc...

https://apnews.com/46ff3b12772f4dbda32aa5128581990b

Dermatron wrote:

Is alcohol and drug addiction a mental illness?

No, but he's had a history of anxiety/depression from being sexually abused as a child from age 7-13.

Not a fan of Linkin Park but, fucking hell...mental illness is a bitch.  RIP Chester.

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Dan Harwood wrote:
zackster wrote:
millsy23 wrote:

firing Muller is a given I'd say. How on God's green earth is his base still behind him? Approval rating hovering at 40%. How the hell is that even possible?

donald can't just fire muller. he has to direct his deputy attorney general (rod rosenstein) to do so, and i highly doubt rosenstein would comply. at that point, rosenstein would most likely resign. after that, firing muller gets kicked to rosenstein's deputy, who would almost definitely resign, as well. if we get to that point, i can't imagine congressional repubs would still be in lock step with donald. he totally fucked them on aca repeal. he's made turtle-puss and limp-dick paul ryan look like utter fools. sooner or later, there will be ramifications.

i think a lot more will shake out in the very near future, and as it does repubs still start to fraction. i have a good friend who works on the hill in dc. he is a hardcore repub, and runs in right wing think tank circles. he was just telling me that the climate in dc is beyond belief. his last text to me reads "the dam is about to break. this tension can not continue to mount." 

and regarding trump's approval...  the number is 36%, not 40%. might seem silly, but that is a big difference. i'd believe it can hit 25-27% before all is said and done.

https://www.bloomberg.com/amp/news/arti … ansactions

Well, Donny's threat seems to have had no effect. Lets see how this pans out?

Well that stinks to high hell.  Not a mystery why Trump keeps pushing his Russia Agenda...a lot of financial ties, and lucrative opportunities.  I just hope Mueller does a thorough job and leaves no stone unturned.  Trump is as slimy as a North Atlantic Eel.

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smallman1 wrote:

Must be mental living in Merica with that absolute fruit cake at the helm.

I was listening to an NPR interview where a woman interviewed a guy in the Midwest that worked for a machine shop, very specialized work, and the interviewer was like well you voted for Trump yet your company is moving its operations to Mexico and 60% of your workforce is going to be slashed, and now you're going to be out of a job...and the interviewer asked – do you still support trump?   The guy answered, hell yeah I do he's going to do great things for this country. And then the interviewer was like well you're going to be out of a job. Then the guy stated well that's what unemployment is for, then interviewer said well Donald Trump wants to cut unemployment benefits and the health care overhaul will affect you, if it goes through in the future.  Then the guy answered, well with God's blessing and all, I'm sure things will pan out just fine.  Fucking hell,  that's exactly the stubborn, inbred, moonfruit, belligerently narrowminded attitude of American people that flat out scares me.  Blatantly and deliberately ignorant.

Americans are clueless walking septic tanks overly impressed with their inflated self importance and and their seemingly lofty perception that they are at the center of the universe and carry an unhinged attribute of 'you betcha, we'll git er done fer God' mentality, when the actual reality is that all they care about is money, and propogating that ideal, to be sure, selling that idea to the rest of the world as if it's the only fucking solution...well, a lot of them, I'm not one of them at least.

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303 abuser wrote:

outside of investigating the president, what else exactly is the american government doing right now?  is there any actual work being done?

Not a fucking thing.  No Wall, no healthcare, no cohesive foreign policy, no movement on immigration...Failure To Launch.  What a disaster this is, but those of us with sound mind knew this was gonna happen.

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Three GOP women Senators deep-sixed the healthcare bill, no doubt one reason is that they were systematically excluded from McConnell's all-male, closed-door healthcare task force...oh, the irony.

Grant wrote:

Jesus suffering fuck, I've just watched 5 minutes of Con Air - what a total load of fucking shite.

True, but John Malikovich is mint in that film.

There's more 'filler' films out there.  Fiscally successful franchise films have less risk attached, as well as screen adaptations from comic books that already have a built-in fan base.   Every time I see a film advertise that states from the producer of...I'm like, oh, already shit.  It's about the director these days, and there is but a handful of good ones, but even then, they can tank a film - not because the film is bad, but because it lacks mass appeal which translates to poor box office sales.  The global market is of course changing as reflected in the growing Chinese market, as well as Japan and India.  The marketability of Western-centric themes tends to lose a lot of steam overseas.  Still, I disagree that there's a lack of quality films.  I saw two recently that were quite good:  My Cousin Rachel and The Beguiled.  Forced Nostalgia can backfire...there's just more bullshit to tread through these days.

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Amps wrote:

Had a boss time on Tuesday, the Konta game being the highlight.

Defo recommend it for a day out if you can handle all the middle class whoppers.

Lol, what's a middle class whopper?

Amps wrote:

Heat...

A film in which Robert De Niro does absolutely no acting.

He's a Wiseguy playing a Wiseguy, but thoroughly convincing nonetheless.  Heat is on of my faves of all time as well.  Kilmer and Sizemore were solid as supporting roles too.

Revenge 8/10.  Costner and Anthony Quinn.  Solid move from 1990 I think.  Not a huge Costner fan, but this movie is decent - hadn't seen it before.  Anthony Quinn is brilliant.  No Way Out starring Costner and Gene Hackman is also worth a watch.

smallman1 wrote:

The old Sepo's lap up any old nonsense.

Stick an English, Irish or Scottish accent on it and they think it's great.

Idiots.

I'm well aware of Sean Connery's heritage, there is a scene in the Hunt for red October where they're all speaking Russian, the camera zooms in then zooms out and then the translation is done for you, and from that point forward they are all speaking English -  because, who the fuck wants to read subtitles?   The discussion was about whether or not Sean Connery is a good actor, I think he is a good actor. He is not a great actor, but he is definitely not a bad actor.   Don't take cheap shots at me just because I'm American you inbred pom.

millsy23 wrote:

The Hunt for Red October is the one where he plays the Scottish Russian yeah?

Sam Neil is better.

Dermatron wrote:

The reason Connery wasn't put in more demanding and quality roles is because he cant act.

You're on drugs chief, he's done a shit-ton of quality films - look up his filmography, many after Bond, many while in between Bond films.  He's no Daniel Day-Lewis, but he's legit.