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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogar View Post
    I can't imagine "All the Light..." TV series being an equal match for the book. It's perhaps the best general interest book I've read in years. I'm still looking forward to the series at the right time.

    I especially enjoy the new Ken Burns series on the buffalo. It's a story told many times, but his visuals in photos, art, and videos are always top of the line.
    well, I see that the reviewer for Time magazine called it “ a schmaltzy incoherent mess. “

    I think I will wait for a while before starting it to see what other reviewer say. My favorite movie reviewer, Frank Sweitek, only does films. If I won the lottery I would hire Frank to screen everything I’m thinking about watching and tell me what he thinks.
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    Okay---When I get time, I will watch the 1975 dystopia drama "Rollerball". Wish mee luck.

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    A Japanese drama called Pending Train, during an ordinary day cars 5 and 6 of a commuter train to Tokyo suddenly disappear leaving the commuters stranded in a strange place and the efforts to find them. If you like La Brea or Lost this is the kind of show you will like. Netflix recently announced season two will drop August 2024

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    Quote Originally Posted by hana View Post
    A Japanese drama called Pending Train, during an ordinary day cars 5 and 6 of a commuter train to Tokyo suddenly disappear leaving the commuters stranded in a strange place and the efforts to find them. If you like La Brea or Lost this is the kind of show you will like. Netflix recently announced season two will drop August 2024
    Thank you for the tip
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    I watched about ten minutes of “All the Light” and that was it. I think it was the dark fuzzy computer generated graphics that was the kicker. I really liked the book.

    i recently got a decent credit from Apple for an outdated iPad replacement. It was amazingly easy (unlike some recent government transactions). My new iPad came with 3 months of Apple TV for free. I’ve been impressed with the quality of their offerings, although not the big Netflix selection which I no longer use. I’m on “silo” right now. I read the popular book series, Wool a few years ago. It’s maybe very good but not excellent.
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    Thanks for the review, Roger, for “All the light we cannot see.” I will probably skip the film.
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    I just saw a really powerful movie that not everyone will like... namely, DH, who gave up on it early on, but I was mesmerized by it. It's The Wall--a German/Austrian movie based on a book. I knew it had to be based on a book because the whole movie is narration, and a stellar performance by basically a cast of one. If you don't mind slow-burning movies that make you think, this is the movie for you. I loved it--and it was hard to shake the mood after it was over.
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    These two films are Hollywood mediocre but are getting a bit of Oscar buzz, and I watched them:

    “May-December “ which is inspired by the Mary Key Letourneau scandal where she seduced her 12 year old student.
    This film is a re-imaging of that couple, decades later. The plot revolves around an actress who is planning to play
    mary Kay in a film, and how the two women interact. Mildly interesting but because Julianne Moore is wonderful as always, and the young man who plays her lover turned husband conveys some of the pain and problems of his early life.

    “Leave the World Behind” is another star powered film. It is ok. It shows a family who leaves New York City for a weekend vacation when a catastrophic event hits the united states. No one is certain what, exactly, the event is. Julia Roberts is in it, and she is her usual annoying self although toned down. Marharishi Ali is elegant and wonderful in it, as always. Kevin Bacon makes a surprising appearance in a small role at the end, very effective.

    Then, not a Hollywood film:

    ”Saltburn.” This one also has star power of the British variety. The first scenes of the film had me thinking it was a remake of Evelyn Waugh’s “Brideshead Revisited” so I settled in for a long character study.. But then, there was a Thing that happened. And then, another Thing happened. And then Oy Vey did the Things happen! I guess I can recommend it, if you like plot driven movies.
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    Saltburn is definitely an "OMG did I just see what I saw." kind of movie. Reminded me of The Talented Mr. Ripley. I liked it but don't watch with kids.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simplemind View Post
    Saltburn is definitely an "OMG did I just see what I saw." kind of movie. Reminded me of The Talented Mr. Ripley. I liked it but don't watch with kids.
    or alternate title “We Need to Talk About Ollie.”

    And more bodily fluids than you will ever want to see.
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