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‘’ 2019-11-11 1:04:48 AM  

SockMonkeyHolocaust: I think the only movie (on a big screen or otherwise) that I saw in 2019 was "The Last Black Man in San Francisco" and it was so goddamn beautiful and weird and moving that I will never watch it again.


Saw it with a buddy of mine a couple months ago, not knowing anything about it. Fantastic film, absolutely loved Jonathan Majors' performance. Didn't start making the Greek tragedy connections until about 2/3 of the way through the movie, and that's the main thing that makes me want to go back and re-watch, though not anytime soon.

SockMonkeyHolocaust:Saaaaaame. I was like damn this was a good show but I have a really, really low ability to pay attention so I tuned out after season one.

While the individual plotlines have been kind of ho-hum for me, I'm adoring the sheer variety of zingers, one-liners, and comebacks from each of the characters. What keeps me coming back, though, is this interesting insight into what was "acceptable" and "edgy" on '80s television. I was born in '86, so it's fascinating to me to watch the overt sexism, threats of violence, "boys will be boys" attitudes, and seemingly dated approaches to personal problem-solving that can be wrapped up in ninety-second platitudes.

Also, two of the creators, Glen & Les Charles, are probably the most famous alumni from my tiny, liberal arts alma mater, the University of Redlands. It wasn't until I read their Wikipedia page that I stumbled on the strangest fact of all: they were Mormons. Who created a sitcom about a bar. Truth really is stranger than fiction sometimes.
 
‘’ 2019-12-02 2:44:24 PM  
I remember watching the first couple episodes recently and there's one minor plot line where one of the guys thinks his kid is gay and one of the regulars are like, "so what, he's your son. love him anyway" and that was HUGE for back then. Even for back then it was considered above and beyond the type of humor that was around.

I didn't realize they were Mormon. That's funny.
 
‘’ 2019-12-05 6:05:42 PM  

SockMonkeyHolocaust: I remember watching the first couple episodes recently and there's one minor plot line where one of the guys thinks his kid is gay and one of the regulars are like, "so what, he's your son. love him anyway" and that was HUGE for back then. Even for back then it was considered above and beyond the type of humor that was around.


Oh yeah, I get that, it's just really fascinating watching it unfold. And yeah, even though that wasn't a major plot line, it definitely stood out.

I didn't realize they were Mormon. That's funny.

What a time to be alive!
 
‘’ 2019-12-28 10:07:06 PM  
I cant support you publicly cause then people would know I read erotica and I cant have that
 
‘’ 2020-01-01 12:31:35 PM  
Happy New Year Heamer
 
‘’ 2020-01-01 6:34:50 PM  
Happy new year, SockMonkeyHolocaust!
 
‘’ 2020-01-19 5:24:02 PM  
Saw 'Parasite' and then 'Snowpiercer' on the big screen as part of a repetoire thing at the former-Prince Theater. Both were excellent. I like that 'Parasite' portrayed the poor family as not lacking in ambition or skills but was just dealt a bad hand with hints of a little shadyness (which could have been a cause or learned from bad break after bad break) while also not fetishizing them into the noble poor.

'Snowpiercer' was amazing and I can't wait to ignore the TV show. My whole body was clenched like a fist throughout the whole thing.
 
‘’ 2020-01-28 6:21:53 PM  
Parasite was fantastic, agreed on your points. So glad I got to watch it on the big screen; apparently that entire house was a set, which I thought was pretty neat.

Still have to watch Snowpiercer.
 
‘’ 2020-02-25 11:50:21 AM  
If you've ever wondered why Shia LeBeouf is the way that he is, check out his new-ish semi-autobiographical film "Honey Boy." He gives a stellar turn as a fictionalized version of his own father.
 
‘’ 2020-03-15 10:48:49 AM  
Someone ruined Snowpiercer by say it was Chris Evans running in a straight line for two hours. Still a good movie. Odd ending.

Good luck through the coming apocalypse, Heamer. Remember- no crunchy ass in the wasteland.
 
‘’ 2020-03-19 12:03:05 PM  
Take care, SockMonkeyHolocaust.
 
‘’ 2020-03-25 2:04:48 AM  
RIP Bill Rieflin.
 
‘’ 2020-05-13 10:48:58 PM  
Watched Roman Holiday for the first time the other day. I think that Gregory Peck fellow could really be going places.
 
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