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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Happy Birthday Aline!
« on: January 13, 2017, 06:47:55 AM »
Aline, wishing you a beautiful birthday. All the best!  O0 O0

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: The "KICK UP A STINK" thread
« on: January 12, 2017, 04:15:59 PM »
People who are incapable of switching their phones off for two hours should stay outta cinemas !!

 :knuppel2: :knuppel2:

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Web Site Announcements / Re: The Stats Thread
« on: January 12, 2017, 04:08:32 PM »
I'll do my bit. There are just so many things contending for my precious time.

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The CEWB Movie Club / Re: Scarface (1932) vs. Scarface (1983)
« on: January 12, 2017, 04:05:47 PM »
Interesting article, but didn't make the movie more watchable. It says a great deal more about the mind of the writer. I'm not sure which won out.  :-\

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I've got seven days to watch it ... One Samurai per day, I guess.

 ;D ;D What are you going to do? Split screen?

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I started Seven Samurai last night and got about 30 minutes into it before having to give up for the night. I am thoroughly enjoying it. One of the things I find enjoyable is the soundtrack, or lack of one. I think it's just cool to experience it like it's happening, without music to sway your emotions. That said, I love the score for The Magnificent Seven.

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The CEWB Movie Club / Re: Scarface (1932) vs. Scarface (1983)
« on: January 08, 2017, 04:26:30 PM »
I'm sorry to say that I gave up on Scarface. I am very stressed at the moment and just can't stomach it. I won't have that trouble with the next two films.  :)

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: The Aussie Thread
« on: January 06, 2017, 05:40:20 AM »
Doug noticed the Mushy Peas too. I can't get over all the "Digestive Crackers". Mainly, I took the photo because I thought it was a ridiculously lame aisle, and wanted our British friends to have a laugh at it.

Digestive "crackers"?! Biscuits is more probable. That is, unless they've repackaged them for the American market.  >:D

It may be a lame aisle, but if you're homesick just looking at the packaging will help. Actually, I'm not sure that would help. It's a nice idea, though.

Do Aussies eat digestive biscuits, or have they come up with an improvement?

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The CEWB Movie Club / Re: Scarface (1932) vs. Scarface (1983)
« on: January 02, 2017, 09:46:58 PM »
I started the 1932 version, but kept falling asleep. I'm waiting until the kids go back to school so I can have better streaming during the day. I haven't managed to get past the first 10 minutes.

I am having better success with the 1983 version, as I'm about 40 minutes into it. I'm not sure I can take nearly 3 hours of it, though.

The Miami location is interesting to me. I lived there for two years as a little kid, straight off a small farm in Michigan. It is such a mix of ordinary and extraordinary, rich and poor, safe and dangerous. We lived in an ordinary-looking neighborhood occupied by Cubans who came to Miami at the time as that portrayed in the film. They were all doctors, lawyers and other professionals who lived in ordinary houses that were gorgeous inside. Then there was our totally ordinary house, and that of the shrimp fisherman two doors down. Everyone's back yard was fenced in, but the front yards were open, except for one house with an automatic gate set in an 8 foot fence that surrounded the entire property. The occupant drove a black Mercedes with very dark tinted windows and never associated with any of the neighbors. They were somewhat higher up the ladder in the drug business. They used to film Miami Vice just a few blocks from our house. If they had gone a few streets the other way, they could have filmed it without staging or having to pay actors. Once we woke up in the middle of the night because a helicopter kept circling our neighborhood. It turned out that a fire had started somewhere in the back of the nightclub that was located next door to our local grocery store. It was so intense that the cans in the grocery store exploded and you could hear them from our house a mile away.

Back to the movie, I have a hard time having much interest in someone who's ambition is to get to the top of his "profession" by whatever means possible. It just doesn't appeal to me. I'll try to get some more watched. This definitely isn't one of those films that will get me started on a movie watching binge.

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: CEWB Annual Season's Greeting Thread 2016/17
« on: January 02, 2017, 09:22:25 PM »
Wow!! Thank you to all of you. It's all the wonderful friends like you who keep me going and cheer me up when I'm feeling a little blue. Whatever comes with this year, I'll do my best to keep the smile going. It's usually not hard, but should things get tough, I can look at the kangaroo on my desk that Southern Cat sent me, the magnets on my fridge from Linn and SK, and my personalized bookmark from Twomules to remind me what a lot of reasons I have to smile.  ;D ;D

This year definitely isn't going to be the way I had planned, but it could turn out a whole lot better where the most important things of life are considered.  :)

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: The Aussie Thread
« on: January 02, 2017, 09:07:17 PM »
Matt, I love the pic.

It's irrelevant, but I was wondering how many of those brands are owned by the same company. There was a lot of consolidation going on 20 years ago when I was a university student in the UK taking (of all things) American accounting.

I noticed Mushy Peas down next to the Heinz Beans. I wonder why anyone would need to buy mushy peas. Couldn't you just cook some for too long? Obviously there are some things I never acquired a taste for.  >:D

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: CEWB Annual Season's Greeting Thread 2016/17
« on: December 31, 2016, 09:00:07 PM »
Happy New Year to each of you! You stretch my horizons and introduce me to new and exciting things. Some of you have also become very dear friends.  :)
Thank you all for making this a great place to be!

This year my family and I have spent a fairly subdued Christmas season. My parents visited for a week, after which we all went to my sister's for Christmas. We didn't do anything big. We just spent time together talking, playing table games, eating, watching movies, and singing Christmas carols. Oh, and washing lots and lots of dishes! The day after I got home, we went to my best friend's parents' house for supper. Their whole family was together and we spent several hours of just being together as family. There were many poignant moments. All of this is because one month ago I was diagnosed with stage IV metastatic breast cancer. It's gone into my lung and is making inroads on my ribs. The shock is wearing off and the second dose of chemo arrived by UPS this morning. Tonight, my family and I sat around the dining table and made a list of things we'd like to do and places we'd like to go together. Most of them we probably won't achieve, but it's hard to make dreams come true if no one knows what they are. We go into this new year with hopes and dreams, just like any other year, but with a little more intention of making those dreams come true.

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: The Aussie Thread
« on: December 31, 2016, 08:32:19 PM »
I was doing a search for where to find vegemite in Tennessee and someone posted on a forum that they found it in a Publix store in the British section. :o

While that might come as quite a shock to you, it seems very likely to me. You must remember that many Americans are extraordinarily geographically challenged.  I used to buy Vegemite in Publix when I lived in Florida. It was in the international aisle, and probably grouped with the British foods because there were so very few items.

If Matt wants to find Vegemite in the grocery store, it is most likely to be found among the British products among the International foods if they have a special aisle for that. Otherwise, it can sometimes be found near the seasonings and soup bases.

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General Discussion / Re: The Official MEMBER INTRODUCTIONS Thread
« on: December 14, 2016, 09:46:51 AM »
Hooray for TWOMULES!!



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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Happy Birthday Christopher!!
« on: December 11, 2016, 09:57:28 AM »
Sending you loads of sunshine for your birthday, Christopher.  Wishing you a lovely day!

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The CEWB Movie Club / Re: CEWB Movie Club - Who wants in?
« on: November 08, 2016, 12:51:54 PM »
Yeah, I'd like to make a few suggestions to those who want to particpate but can't think -- first, check out the list Holden provided. And then, also consider Yojimbo v A Fistful of Dollars v Last Man Standing.  We might do all three for that one if anyone wants to name that as their choice.

I like Matt's suggestion.  Please put my choice down as Yojimbo v A Fistful of Dollars v Last Man Standing. KC has some really great suggestions, but I couldn't make up my mind and I've watched most of them fairly recently.  Thank you to those who provide suggestions to people like me who find themselves lacking in good ideas.  :)

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The CEWB Movie Club / Re: CEWB Movie Club - Who wants in?
« on: November 03, 2016, 12:00:27 PM »
I'm in. At least I'll try real hard. Can't think of any movies right now, but I'll ponder that while I'm working.

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Happy birthday, AKA23!
« on: October 26, 2016, 04:12:05 PM »
Happy birthday, AKA23!

Hope you had a lovely day.  I always enjoy reading your posts.  Thanks for your contributions to this board.  :)

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Happy birthday, Schofield Kid!
« on: October 16, 2016, 07:35:52 PM »
Happy Birthday, SK!  Wishing you the very best in the coming year.  :) :)

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General Discussion / Re: Eastwood Movie Challenge
« on: October 06, 2016, 08:00:51 AM »
We're ten days before the end of the Challenge. AKA is still trying to complete. Is anyone else hoping to finish before the deadline?

I was hoping to make it, but I won't be finished that soon.  I will continue doggedly on until I've finished.  With one exception (currently borrowed from the library), I own all the films up until J. Edgar.  After that I will depend on the library.  My work load seemed to lighten a bit and I thought I could see the end of the tunnel.  Quite obviously it is the oncoming train.  :o

Matt, thanks for getting and keeping this thing going.  It's fun to read other people's thoughts both before and after watching.  It gives me new "eyes" and possibly a deeper enjoyment of films I might not otherwise appreciate.

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