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    Quote Quoting baby doll (view post)
    When was the last time the US raised federal taxes, during the first Bush administration? Incidentally, we wouldn't be having this conversation right now if a government-funded research team hadn't invented the internet.
    Well why does Meg keep bringing up corporations? For state taxes that Amazon actually ends up paying? No its the federal taxes that grab the Canada headlines.

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    Duke should move to India where there’s still a caste system.

    He’d love it. It’s exactly what he wants.
    Third world countries aren't exactly my thing. So no, I dont think I would.

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    Why do you always bring up how you hate poor people so much, and think anyone who has nothing and wishes things were different is “entitled”?

    To you, poor = lazy. And that’s such a horrific viewpoint I can’t even begin to sympathize with that kind of world view.

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    That the discussion includes some asides from We Love Amazon thread feels fitting somehow.
    Midnight Run (1988) - 9
    The Smiling Lieutenant (1931) - 8.5
    The Adventures of Robinhood (1938) - 8
    Sisters (1973) - 6.5
    Shin Godzilla (2016) - 7.5

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    So films, amirite?

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    Quote Quoting Skitch (view post)
    So films, amirite?
    Was just thinking this, lol.

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    Quote Quoting megladon8 (view post)
    Why do you always bring up how you hate poor people so much, and think anyone who has nothing and wishes things were different is “entitled”?

    To you, poor = lazy. And that’s such a horrific viewpoint I can’t even begin to sympathize with that kind of world view.
    Just curious, where in my posts do you get these profound statements. "hate poor people" / "anyone who has nothing is entitled" / "poor = lazy" / and just the statement "poor".

    For all the "republican spin talk" on MC, this takes the cake when it comes to spinnnn. This is spin zone to the MAX.

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    Quote Quoting D_Davis (view post)
    Uwe Boll movies > all Marvel U movies

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    Quote Quoting Skitch (view post)
    So films, amirite?
    Yeah, man. Movies. I dig em. How about you?

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    Last I checked Duke is at least a moderate GOPer so no one should be surprised by any of his posts.

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    Although hey plenty of liberals also hate poor people too...

    Anyways cinema is good.

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    Quote Quoting MadMan (view post)
    Last I checked Duke is at least a moderate GOPer so no one should be surprised by any of his posts.
    Voted for Obama first term so nice try.

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    Quote Quoting D_Davis (view post)
    Uwe Boll movies > all Marvel U movies

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    Quote Quoting Irish (view post)
    Yeah, man. Movies. I dig em. How about you?
    So good. *eats pie*

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    Quote Quoting Skitch (view post)
    So good. *eats pie*

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    Quote Quoting Dukefrukem (view post)
    Voted for Obama first term so nice try.
    So? The man was a moderate Republican pretending to be a Dem.

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    Does anyone (still) use Letterboxd?

    Thinking of starting up my account again & I'm wondering how/ why people use it. Is there a trick to it being a doubleplusgood experience that I'm missing?

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    Does anyone (still) use Letterboxd?

    Thinking of starting up my account again & I'm wondering how/ why people use it. Is there a trick to it being a doubleplusgood experience that I'm missing?
    I use it. It is excellent for keeping up to date with the general consensus for a film from people whose taste you trust. (Pick who you follow well.) Also a good way of keeping track of what you have seen, though I use an Excel sheet for that. Add people read what you write occasionally!
    Last 10 Movies Seen
    (90+ = canonical, 80-89 = brilliant, 70-79 = strongly recommended, 60-69 = good, 50-59 = mixed, 40-49 = below average with some good points, 30-39 = poor, 20-29 = bad, 10-19 = terrible, 0-9 = soul-crushingly inept in every way)

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    Young Mr. Lincoln (1939) 71
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    The Third Murder (2017) 56

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    /Toy Story
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    Vice (2018) 57
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    Quote Quoting Irish (view post)
    Does anyone (still) use Letterboxd?

    Thinking of starting up my account again & I'm wondering how/ why people use it. Is there a trick to it being a doubleplusgood experience that I'm missing?
    Daily, but you already knew that because I post my lists here all the time.

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    Uwe Boll movies > all Marvel U movies

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    Yeah, probably my most visited website. I love how easy it makes it to keep track of what I'm watching. I use the average rating of movies to help guide what to watch next. Overall I find it a visually stimulating and easy-to-use representation of my movie watching life. Of all the websites that have been around that help you catalog and rank your movie-watching, it's far and away the best.

    One (minor) downside that I can't figure how to shake (other than just to watch fewer movies and care less about them) is that I have this creeping sense of gamification in the way I think about watching movies that's directly tied to juicing my stats on Letterboxd. Not to compete with others, but to impress myself mostly. Nevertheless, it's a great site and I'd love to be able to follow you on it.
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    borat subsequent moviefilm - 7
    catch me if you can - 8
    the lovebirds - 5
    enola holmes - 7

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    Quote Quoting Irish (view post)
    Does anyone (still) use Letterboxd?

    Thinking of starting up my account again & I'm wondering how/ why people use it. Is there a trick to it being a doubleplusgood experience that I'm missing?
    I still do, but not as much as I should. It is great for list making.

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    I visit it often, but I'm a year and a half behind on my movie log.

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    Use it for general logging and keeping track of what I watch. Good site.

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    Quote Quoting Martin Scorsese
    When I was in England in early October, I gave an interview to Empire magazine. I was asked a question about Marvel movies. I answered it. I said that I’ve tried to watch a few of them and that they’re not for me, that they seem to me to be closer to theme parks than they are to movies as I’ve known and loved them throughout my life, and that in the end, I don’t think they’re cinema.

    Some people seem to have seized on the last part of my answer as insulting, or as evidence of hatred for Marvel on my part. If anyone is intent on characterizing my words in that light, there’s nothing I can do to stand in the way.

    Many franchise films are made by people of considerable talent and artistry. You can see it on the screen. The fact that the films themselves don’t interest me is a matter of personal taste and temperament. I know that if I were younger, if I’d come of age at a later time, I might have been excited by these pictures and maybe even wanted to make one myself. But I grew up when I did and I developed a sense of movies — of what they were and what they could be — that was as far from the Marvel universe as we on Earth are from Alpha Centauri.
    continued: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/04/o...se-marvel.html

    I had guessed that his response would come earlier, and initially wondered why he spoke out now, weeks after the initial story broke.

    "The Irishman" is in limited run now and premieres on Netflix November 22.
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    I use Letterboxd as the hub for both the list of films I've seen for the first time every year and my year-end best list.
    Last Five Films I've Seen (Out of 5)

    Over The Moon (Keane, 2020) 4
    Borat Subsequent Moviefilm (Woliner, 2020) 3.5
    Jess + Moss (Jeter, 2011) 3.5
    Verotika (Danzig, 2020) 0.5
    Lucky (Kermani, 2020) 4.5
    Ju-On: The Grudge (Shimizu, 2002) 2.5
    The Lost Boys (Schumacher, 1987) 5
    Synchronic (Benson/Moorhead, 2020) 4
    On The Rocks (Coppola, 2020) 4.5
    She Dies Tomorrow (Seimetz, 2020) 4.5
    The Masque of the Red Death (Corman, 1964) 4.5
    The Boys In The Band (Mantello, 2020) 4
    Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion's Revenge (Spaulding, 2020) 3
    Stop Making Sense (Demme, 1984) 5

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    Oof -- I meant to follow up on the Letterboxd thing & thank everyone for their responses. You've sold me on it. I'll set up a new account soon.

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    I love using Letterboxd too, follow me there if you feel like it, etc., etc.

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    Quote Quoting Irish (view post)
    Oof -- I meant to follow up on the Letterboxd thing & thank everyone for their responses. You've sold me on it. I'll set up a new account soon.
    Thought you already had one?

    https://letterboxd.com/brude/

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    Uwe Boll movies > all Marvel U movies

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