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    Originally posted by Hot Pepsi View Post
    We saw A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood. I loved it. Not sure it would resonate with people who didn’t watch Mr. Rogers as a small child or have children who watched him. I can vividly remember watching Sesame Street, Mr. Rogers and Electric Company back to back to back on channel 3 every day in the mid 70s.
    The more I think and read about it, the more I feel the need to promote this film. Here's Tom Junod's piece on it in the Atlantic. The film is based on the friendship he formed with Fred Rogers, but they changed the name and some of the details of his character for the film.

    It's about forgiveness - the Junod character is struggling to forgive his father for not being a great father and I think the way the film resolves that might come off as a bit too neat and tidy. But Mr. Rogers' real lesson for adults is that being a decent person takes some effort. Religion or spirituality or a guiding philosophy or whatever it is that allows you to get up in the morning is not really about what you *believe* but what you choose to *practice.*

    https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine...ers-do/600772/


    *As such, our pastor mentioned this film in his sermon yesterday. He said he'd never recommended a film from the pulpit before, but he was so moved by this film that he shoehorned it into a sermon about "making all things new" and the "beating swords into ploughshares" business in Isaiah.

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      The Storyville documentary on Franco's victims is harrowing, yet compelling - amazing to think there are still streets and squares in Madrid named after him and his accomplices.

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        Originally posted by Diable Rouge View Post
        The Storyville documentary on Franco's victims is harrowing, yet compelling - amazing to think there are still streets and squares in Madrid named after him and his accomplices.
        That is upsetting

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          The new Madrid council, inc Vox fascists, removed plaques last week listing names of those shot against the walls of a particular cemetery. Not that the PP have ever needed encouragement to perpetuate the “2 Spains”

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            Did they succumb to the common cold?

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              Can I just say the Godfather of Harlem is my favourite TV show.
              If you are not watching it, it is a lesson in early 1960's civil rights (particularly in Harlem) as well as the relationship between various black community leaders as they jump in an out of bed with each other for personal gain.

              Forrest Whittiker and Giancarlo Esposito are brilliant (as one would expect) and the guy playing Malcolm X is fantastic. The last episode was amazing, dealing with the murder of JFK and Malcolm's silencing by the Honourable Elijah Muhammed. The guys who play the Itallians (uncle Pauli from Goodfellas), Bonnano and the other fella.
              This should clear the deck come Emmy's, it probably won't, but it would.
              Also the social issues faced then and covered by this show are still in effect today.

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                Originally posted by hobbes View Post
                Did they succumb to the common cold?

                On the assumption that this relates to WofW rather than anything to do with the Spanish Civil War, well, no. Not really. The drama was a such a muddle we weren't even left knowing whether they had indeed succumbed or if others were on their way. The Martians landed, started feeling a bit icky and then we shot forward 10 years or so to a cloudy, barren land which didn't appear to have any aliens but was disease-ridden and hungry. Then they figured out that rotting flesh + germs helped kill the red weed and produced a rather limited batch of weedkiller from a little boy's blood. Then a new, green shoot grew (think WALL-E without the litter) and the sun broke through the clouds a bit. And that was it.

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                  Picking up an earlier discussion about Dublin Murders. For me, it's become pretty good. There have been some interesting twists. Starz in the US has only shown 4 episodes, but I'm digging it. Because I'm about travel a bit, I'll likely see the fifth episode and then a couple weeks off.

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                    New season of Mrs Maisel

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                      And The Expanse just around the corner. A good month to sub to Amazon Prime if you're not already.

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                        Originally posted by danielmak View Post
                        Picking up an earlier discussion about Dublin Murders. For me, it's become pretty good. There have been some interesting twists. Starz in the US has only shown 4 episodes, but I'm digging it. Because I'm about travel a bit, I'll likely see the fifth episode and then a couple weeks off.
                        The ending is M Night Shalyman (sp obvs) bad but.
                        Last edited by Lang Spoon; 06-12-2019, 19:10.

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                          Originally posted by Ginger Yellow View Post
                          And The Expanse just around the corner. A good month to sub to Amazon Prime if you're not already.
                          Yeah. I'm not sure I would carry on with Amazon if it weren't for that.

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                            Originally posted by Lang Spoon View Post

                            The ending is M Night Shalyman (sp obvs) bad but.
                            Talking of whom, Apple TV are advertising something by him called Servant. I think that’s what it was. The poster is a baby.

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                              Noah Baumbach’s new film Marriage Story. It’s very good. It’s about divorce so it is kind of a downer, of course, but Scarlett Johannsen and Adam Driver are excellent.

                              It may be a bit hard to relate to because it’s about a New York playwright and a Hollywood actress. I suppose it may be loosely based on Baumbach’s divorce from Jennifer Jason Leigh.

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                                Just finished the marvelous mini-series The Loudest Voice about Roger Ailes and the creation of Fox News. Russell Crowe plays Ailes, Sienna Miller plays his wife Beth, and Naomi Watts plays Gretchen Carlson. It's done over 7 episodes, each focusing on a pivotal year in the station's history, and concludes with Ailes dismissal due to sexual assault allegations. It's really well done, and Crowe (who I typically don't like) is fantastic as the repugnant repub Ailes. We PVR'd it, so I'm not sure where to direct you to find it. But it's worth the time.

                                Oh, and Seth MacFarlane is in it in a dramatic role. What's his deal anyway? He looks and acts like a smarmy cartoon villain, but apparently is a decent lefty.

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                                  https://twitter.com/Slate/status/1203323224077078533

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                                    Finished S3 of The Crown which overall I really enjoyed. I did think the last episode jumped around time-wise between 1973 and 1977 without necessarily making this clear. It doesn’t need to be 100% linear, but:

                                    **CROWN SPOILER**
                                    Margaret’s romance with Roddy Llewellyn appeared to last a couple of weeks whereas from their meeting until the Jubilee (end of the episode) was five years;
                                    Harold Wilson appeared to become PM (1974) and resign almost immediately 1976).

                                    Actually can there be spoilers when it’s based on fact? Still think they should have done Anne’s kidnapping. Erin Doherty has been one of the stars of S3 and would have done a great job with this.

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                                      Laura Dern terrifies me.

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                                        Because of Big Little Lies, or something else?

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                                          Originally posted by Ginger Yellow View Post
                                          And The Expanse just around the corner. A good month to sub to Amazon Prime if you're not already.
                                          I was offered 6 months free by EE, worth it just for 'The Expanse' and S4 will bring me relief on the likely dark Friday the 13th to come...

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                                            We've just started watching Stranger Things. Four episodes in and I can't look at myself in a mirror any more (always my reaction to scary film or TV, I look too freaked out, so I don't look like myself and I imagine seeing horrible things behind myself).

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                                              That's such a good show. Season 3 was just over-the-top nostalgic loveliness.

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                                                Originally posted by Sits View Post
                                                Because of Big Little Lies, or something else?
                                                She played a similar character in that - someone who can come off as very friendly and outgoing who would pull your beating heart out of your chest to win.

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                                                  I've finally located Season 3 of 'Get Shorty' online, I would normally wait until a UK broadcast but this run has already finished in the U.S. with no sign of start date over here being announced so I took the plunge. Watched the first episode last night and it's hit its stride already.

                                                  Season 7 of Ray Donovan is three episodes in on Sky Atlantic, it's still slower and less sparky in New York than when it was set in LA but is building up nicely.

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                                                    Agreed. I'm still enjoying it, but I liked it better as a Cali series. Also, I'm not sure what the compelling story arc is any more. It's sort of turned into an episodic show.

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