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Darrel Manson

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  1. There are no talking animals at all. (There is a visual Timothy Q Mouse, however.) I wonder if anyone else has seen this yet and if they wondered if Dreamland (which turns into a nightmare) might not be biting the hand that feeds vis a vis Disneyland.
  2. I found it mediocre. It's not bad, but it's nothing new. It seems the main purpose of the film was to get her onboard for Endgame. They seem to like Ascension iconography. Who knew that cats are like the Tardis?
  3. Hotel Mumbai - Nov. 26, 2008. Date shown as the terrorists' raft comes ashore. Also on the memorial outside the Taj Hotel shown at the end.
  4. I'll keep you in mind if we have a hole. It's a Yahoo league with a kind of strange scoring (more categories than usual)
  5. Title: Stand By Me Director: Rob Reiner Year: 1986 Language: English IMDB Link: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0092005/ YouTube Link (a clip of/trailer for the film): Link to the A&F thread on the film (if there is one): na
  6. Title: Return of the Secaucus Seven Director: John Sayles Year: 1979 Language: English IMDB Link: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0081420/ YouTube Link (a clip of/trailer for the film): (Not Youtube, but) Link to the A&F thread on the film (if there is one): n/a
  7. For those in last year's league, check you mail box. The league has been renewed. I have a question on the league page about drafting. I'm leaning to early to accommodate the Tokyo games Mar. 20-22.
  8. A bit about a couple of my nominations. What They Had: When I saw this it was the most authentic portrayal of early/mid dementia that I saw. This was my mother. But that is only one of the transitions (and the least important on, in my opinion). They key is that it was also very true to what children go through in becoming parents to their parents. The two siblings were at odds. One (the one who dealt with it day by day) was ready to move to a new level. The more distant was wanting to try smaller steps. Again, this was true to my experience with siblings. There is also the husband's desire to take care of his wife as he'd promised all those years ago, without a clear understaning it was beyond his ability. 3 key steps of getting older in one movie. Toy Story 3 As above, I don't look at the obvious getting older of Andy going off to college, but rather at the collateral issues that it raises among the toys and how that moves them to a new level of understanding/wisdom in how they will face life in a world without Andy.
  9. Title: Toy Story 3 Director: Lee Unkrich Year: 2010 Language: English IMDB Link: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0435761/ YouTube Link (a clip of/trailer for the film): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37YXDYSZKJw
  10. Title: What They Had Director:Elizabeth Chomko Year: 2018 Language: English IMDB Link: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6662736/ YouTube Link (a clip of/trailer for the film): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AoEsF02gnUQ
  11. just did our first try at Azul. Even watching youtube on how to play it we had a hard time getting the basic down until 1/2 way through
  12. Title: Kramer vs. Kramer Director: Robert Benton Year: 1979 Language: English IMDB Link: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0079417/ YouTube Link (a clip of/trailer for the film): Link to the A&F thread on the film (if there is one):
  13. Title: Up Director: Pete Doctor, Bob Paterson Year: 2009 Language: English IMDB Link: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1049413/?ref_=nv_sr_6 YouTube Link (a clip of/trailer for the film): Link to the A&F thread on the film (if there is one): http://artsandfaith.com/index.php?/topic/15321-up/&
  14. I'll throw out an idea (the rest of you will likely toss it as trash). If we want to talk about getting older in a lifelong context, we might want to consider various points along the way (cf. Gail Sheehy's Passages for example). We could then (depending on how many such point we identify) pick the best 3-5 films for each point. E.g., we might want to look at films that mark a transition to parenthood, empty nesting, retirement, illness, etc.
  15. Darrel's Dozen (full write-up): 1. A trio of films re: racism that combined make a powerful statement: The Hate U Give, Green Book, If Beale Street Could Talk. 2.The Rider 3. Won't You Be My Neighbor? 4. Roma 5. Shoplifters 6. Black Panther 7. First Reformed 8. Isle of Dogs 9. BlacKkKlansman 10. Eighth Grade 11. Ready Player One 12: RBG Alsorans: Tully, The Wife, Don't Worry He Won't Get Far On Foot, Colette, Jinn, and Vice. I'm holding Styx back for the 2019 list since it doesn't get a theatrical release here until spring.
  16. January The Comedians by Graham Greene The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn (after dinner read aloud) March The World's Largest Man by Harrison Scott Key (after dinner read aloud) The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkein May Evil for Evil by James R. Benn Upgrade Soul by Ezra Claytan Daniels Educated by Tara Westover (after dinner read aloud) July The Return of the King by J.R.R> Tolkein
  17. Watched it on Netflix a couple days ago. Still think it's wonderful, but it did lose a bit of the power it had on the big screen. TV just not as overwhelming.
  18. Interesting Op-ed piece in LA Times today growing out of Roma. http://enewspaper.latimes.com/infinity/article_share.aspx?guid=0683abd3-fa20-4ab4-9b39-2e35c35aadfb - A troubled intimacy
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