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Buckeye Jones

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About Buckeye Jones

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    Killer of threads

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  • Interests
    any roasted coffee, home renovation, travel, raising two boys, church, Swiffer, Charmin

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    Market Research
  • About my avatar
    I think it's me.
  • Favorite movies
    (today) Empire Strikes Back, LOTR:FOTR, TT EE, ROTK, The Searchers, Braveheart, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Spartacus
  • Favorite music
    Copland: Appalachain Spring, Orff: Carmina Burana, U2 Joshua Tree, Zooropa, Achtung Baby, Rich Mullins, Resphigi: Pines of the Rome, almost anything from or by Pepe Romero; Buckeye Battle Cry, The Ohio State University Marching Band
  • Favorite creative writing
    JRR Tolkien LOTR/Silmarillion, the Hobbit; Tom Wright, Jesus and the Victory of God, Resurrection of the Son of God, For All God's Worth; Edmund Morris TR biographies. David McCullough's John Adams biography, Remains of the Day, Ishiguro.
  • Favorite visual art
    John Volck's stuff. And Dan Sorensen's.

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  1. When I have time I will provide an episode by episode rebuttal. All those elements could have been addressed in six episodes, or handled in ways that could have been more dramatically engaging in eight. How many episodes were Joyce and Hopper puttering around vs moving forward? (Six).
  2. Matt Zoller Seitz is crowdfunding a book on deadwood, called A Lie Agreed Upon.
  3. I really feel like both Season 2 and S3 could have been much stronger as 6 episode seasons instead of 8. Too much filler in the middle leaving key characters in some kind of narrative stasis.
  4. The entirety of this is now streaming on Prime. I generally avoid such shows as I find the content more than I prefer to take in (the “skip 10 seconds” feature is my friend); however I’m a sucker for westerns and for the complexity and artifice of the dialogue, once you get past the vulgarity. I do believe Doc Cochran is one of my favorite characters and the engagement with loss, religion, and relationship he embodies is near perfect.
  5. Reprisal is indeed the answer, though such a bad movie. Evan, is your first one Blade Runner?
  6. Finally caught this after all these years. Of all reasons, I was prompted to pursue this after my pastor used the film as a sermon illustration. As it turns out, while his illustration was well received, it was also only tangentially tied to Bergman’s film. He related the film as ending with Death putting the knight in checkmate. Then, the curtain drops. The illustration goes that young Bobby Fischer is in the audience and cries out to his companion, “wait a minute—that’s not checkmate, the king has one more move!” A fine illustration for a sermon—when death cries victory, the King st
  7. What a treat! However, there were several moments where I thought we’d rented the 3D disc and had no glasses. That effect was off-putting.
  8. Way more obscure and way way worse than any Die Hard variant. Right actor though!
  9. Cincinnati shot Yippee ki yay fun no more no motives make sense. Seriously you should not watch this movie unless you have a Cincy connection...
  10. One of these things is not like the others...
  11. This is streaming on Kanopy now if anyone needs to see it or wants to revisit it. I feel a little unprepared for it as I haven’t seen even one Tarkovsky (I know, right?) and only Au Hasard Balthasar from Bresson, but I have seen Ordet so that’s something. What a fascinating film, and I can see why it topped the year’s list. I very much appreciated the Merton quotes and the austerity of the film, both in its formal restraint and in its approach to its story. Ive read quite a bit about the ambiguous ending, and lean more to one version vs the other. Now I need to go fill in my fi
  12. It’s on Amazon Prime in the States. Basically a remake of John Carpenter’s The Thing, except with flowers.
  13. Obviously when Cable and Thanos meet, the entire universe will collapse.
  14. I can kinda see an artistic reason for the swimming scene, especially with Bruce’s comments that he was tired of hiding and now coming out into the open. I still tend to hit the FF button on sex scenes; typically it’s imagery I don’t need in my noggin. Benefits of Netflix, I guess. and agreed on Hell or High Water. Needed some of that tight storytelling here.
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