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 91 
 on: August 01, 2017, 11:28:09 AM 
Started by slacker - Last post by antonis
Shall We Dance?



I don't like dancing & I don't like movies about dancing either  >:(

 92 
 on: August 01, 2017, 02:32:10 AM 
Started by Elizabeth77 - Last post by -satu-
Sad news. You and your family are in my thoughts and hope you can make the best of it with the time you have left.

God Bless.

 93 
 on: August 01, 2017, 01:43:09 AM 
Started by Gant - Last post by KC
^ I remember it well! :)

 94 
 on: August 01, 2017, 01:41:38 AM 
Started by slacker - Last post by KC
I was disappointed in Toni Erdmann, after all the hype. I found "Toni"'s antics about as funny as his daughter does. And it's at least an hour too long. Typical German, if they think something's funny, they can't stop saying it. That said, the friend I saw it with (who is German) and another (American) friend both liked it a lot ... and now Gant does too ... so maybe it's just me. ;)

But wild horses couldn't drag me into the American remake! :o

 95 
 on: August 01, 2017, 12:46:17 AM 
Started by KC - Last post by -satu-
Thank you all for your wishes. Doesn't feel that different, being 30. ;D

 96 
 on: August 01, 2017, 12:45:22 AM 
Started by Matt - Last post by Gant
How about our favourite cover versions of Beatles songs ?

I recently heard Wilson Pickett's Hey Jude.. I'd forgotten just how magnificent this is..

 97 
 on: August 01, 2017, 12:43:12 AM 
Started by Adam S. - Last post by Gant
Im finally watching Brockmire and loving it..

 98 
 on: August 01, 2017, 12:40:40 AM 
Started by Gant - Last post by Gant
This Ain't No Holiday Inn

Down and Out at the Chelsea Hotel 1980-1995  James Lough



The Chelsea Hotel in NY has been the home to more influential artists over the years than any other building.. included in its occupents are Mark Twain, Dylan Thomas, Jack Kerouac, William Buroughs, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Sid Viciuos... and me (for one weekend)  ;)

Lough concentrates on the latter years and builds a wonderful picture of the times and all the great characters (famous and infamous) who resided there.. He refers to the hotel as " monsterous, red brick eco-system of creativity" and weaves many unusual and fun stories of all the creative types who at one time or another resided there.. The owner often accepting art works instead of rent when the residents were too broke to pay.. many of these works were displayed in the lobby when I was there..


Sadly in 2011 the Chelsea finally sucumbed to the gentrification of New York and closed its doors to the artists, gangsters and bohemian types.
This book feels like a labour of love and a lament for times long gone. Good read.

I stayed here one long weekend some years back and thoroughly enjoyed the vibe of the hotel.. as well as sharing a coffee with our esteemed KC  :)

 99 
 on: August 01, 2017, 12:24:15 AM 
Started by slacker - Last post by Gant
Toni Erdman 2016



German film that has recieved heaps of praise from the critics and loads of awards..

Its a comedy kind of.. or at least quite a serious film with some big laughs.. Peter Simonischek is quite brilliant as an aging father trying to re connect with his daughter played by Sandra Huller.. She no longer finds his pranks and jokes funny and is imersed in a successful tho stressful career and he turns up by surprise to at first embarrass her in front of her freinds and collegues but gradually to try and re build the bond between them..

Its a long film but it slowely grows on the viewer, the laughs are big but theres also quite long moments of melancholy..

I really liked this movie and I think I'd like to watch it again..

 Being re-made soon by Hollywood starring Jack Nicholson..  :idiot2:




 100 
 on: July 30, 2017, 06:02:17 PM 
Started by Gant - Last post by B.C.
Having seen Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath documentary-series and anticipating the new season next month, I was very curious to read her book.  I found it to be very informative and interesting. I enjoyed it.




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