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On 8/17/2020 at 6:35 PM, TMoney said:

Lovecraft Country

Ok, HBO. That first episode was pretty strong. I am interested!

Watchmen was a nice surprise. I hope this one is too.


Agreed, I'm a big fan.  Honestly, I didn't even need the creatures and mansion, though I am sure they'll add intrigue.  The sense of total foreboding, of setting out into a hostile and uncharted world was palpable, all the more so because it's actually a world I am comfortable in but the characters were not.  It's done more to take me out of myself than most horror/fantasy I've seen recently, and I'm a genre devotee.  Full marks.

That they should so handily embrace the mythos and confront the bigot who wrote it is an added narrative benefit.  There could not have been a better moment for this show, and it wears its timeliness with confidence.

Also, and please don't let this distract from the above, Jurnee Smollett is hot.

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My sainted mother is visiting from Marthas Vineyard, so I've been showing her a few old films.  Last night we watched The Black Cat (1934), which stars Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff.  Both men were at

That's a good one. I thought about A Bridge Too Far but it's too big of a cast. Now thinking of this:  

Yup, it is there in the on right side of the white buildings in the center. 

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I liked it too, though I don't know WTF is going on. Great acting, strong script, good characters. 

Ready for episode 2.

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Rising Phoenix 


Touches us on so many levels as our very good friend and former Russian and Italian Olympic fencing coach at one time stepped in to coach Italian paralympic athletes when their coach bailed on them.  Eventually his athletes medaled and set many individual records. Defines what real challenge and dedication to life's goals is all about. 

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Both seasons of The Umbrella Academy (Netflix), Absolutely fantastic! Everything a sci-fi/superhero ensemble franchise should be. Very well produced on all levels, and fresh. Highly recommended for fans of this genre.

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11 hours ago, Augsburger said:

The Maltese Falcon because pretty much everything sucks on Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and HBO Max right now.

I couldn't resist listing a few goodies (mostly watched since SIP)... 


Happy as Lazzaro
The Kindergarten Teacher
Shelby American
Marriage Story
Nikki Glaser: Bangin’
The Laundromat
American Factory
Colin Quinn: Red State Blue State
The Breadwinner

A Suitable Girl
The Black Power Mixtape
The Lighthouse
Les Misérables (2020)
The Report
The Men Who Built America
A Bridge Too Far
Cold War
Thunder Road
First Reformed

The Right Stuff
3 Days of the Condor
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
After Hours
The Wild Bunch
Once Upon a Time in the West
8 1/2
The Battle of Algiers
La Strada
Tokyo Story 

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You could fill your month with inspired by Sierra Madre films including, but far from limited to There Will Be Blood, The Wild Bunch, Three Kings, Da 5 Bloods, right up to Wet Gold.  


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Agreed. Enjoyed and it got better as the season progressed (at least until I lost Apple+). I'm sure sports fans are aware of the series origins, but I didn't until YouTube suggested. From seven years ago... 



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