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Every TV market had a wacky horror host in the 60s and ours was Morgus the Magnificent. One of my absolute earliest memories from childhood is that of Eric the talking skull. (which explains a lot, in hindsight. :shifty: ) Sadly I was too young to really remember the vintage years but he returned to TV in the 80s when I was a young teen and I never missed an episode.
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Post by ThatDarnMKS » Sat Aug 29, 2020 2:34 am

Doesn't seem real but Chadwick Boseman died of colon cancer.
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Post by Thief » Sat Aug 29, 2020 2:57 am

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Doesn't seem real but Chadwick Boseman died of colon cancer.
Really messed up, but admirable from his part to keep it as private as possible, and continue working despite this. #FuckCancer
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Post by Death Proof » Sat Aug 29, 2020 3:12 am

I don't even know what to say. He was too young.
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Post by Popcorn Reviews » Sat Aug 29, 2020 3:28 am

RIP

It's sad he died at such a young age. Real talented actor.
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Post by WHIT BISSELL! » Sat Aug 29, 2020 4:34 am

RIP Mr. Boseman. Yet more tragic news from this fucked up year.

In recent appearances he looked like he had lost a lot of weight since Black Panther. It looked like more than muscle loss.

21 Bridges will be debuting on Showtime next week and I had already set my DVR but now I need to watch Da 5 Bloods as well.
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Roar in peace, T'Challa :(
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Post by DaMU » Sat Aug 29, 2020 6:06 am

That last scene in Da Five Bloods with him is gonna hit differently now. Probably the whole movie will. What a presence.
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Post by Apex Predator » Sat Aug 29, 2020 11:48 pm

Maybe it was fortuitous that I got around to seeing Black Panther earlier this year as it was about to leave streaming. Chadwick's performance and commanding presence was a big reason why that worked out so well. Plus, he was so kind to his fans.

I've moved Da 5 Bloods and Message from the King onto next month's agenda and I'm hoping to run into 42 either next month or in the future.
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Post by Stu » Sun Aug 30, 2020 12:29 am

DaMU wrote:
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That last scene in Da Five Bloods with him is gonna hit differently now.
Plus his near-death experience in Panther, where his father tells him "My son... it is your time".

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Jiří Menzel: a daring, defiant beacon of European cinema

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Post by Popcorn Reviews » Mon Sep 07, 2020 9:59 pm

Closely Watched Trains has been on my watchlist for some time after I learned Kubrick ranked it as one of his favorite movies. I think I once thought of picking it for a Corrie Class Trip, in fact. I'll bump it up my queue.
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Post by WHIT BISSELL! » Tue Sep 08, 2020 10:28 pm

Character (?) actor Kevin Dobson passed away at 77. Best known for 70's TV shows Knot's Landing and Kojak. But he was apparently still working steadily up to 2014.
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Dame Diana Rigg, actress, at the age of 82.

Most well known for her roles of Emma Peel in The Avengers, one of the Bond Girls in On Her Majesty's Secret Service and Olenna Tyrell in Game of Thrones.

Rigg was born in Doncaster, England, but also lived with her family in India for several years. She trained as an actress at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art from 1955–57.

Her career spanned from 1957 to 2020. Rigg was a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company between 1959 and 1964. She appeared in dozens of theatrical plays, films and television shows. She won a Tony Award in 1994 for her role in Medea and an Emmy Award in 1997 for Rebecca, a TV mini-series. Rigg published a book, "No Turn Unstoned" in 1982 which was a collection of scathing theatrical reviews.

Rigg was married twice and had a daughter, actress Rachael Stirling. Rigg and Stirling appeared together in a 2013 episode of Doctor Who: The Crimson Horror.

Rigg died peacefully at home on September 10, 2020.
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Post by topherH » Thu Sep 10, 2020 2:53 pm

The best Bond girl.

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My favorite Diana Rigg role. (Theatre of Blood)
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Captain Terror wrote:
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My favorite Diana Rigg role. (Theatre of Blood)
Is this good? I got a copy as part of a Vincent Price box set but haven't actually watched it. Maybe this October...
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Post by Captain Terror » Thu Sep 10, 2020 7:32 pm

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Is this good? I got a copy as part of a Vincent Price box set but haven't actually watched it. Maybe this October...
It's basically the same plot as Dr Phibes and Madhouse too. Theatre has always been my favorite of the 3. Played very much for laughs, but successfully so imo. Vincent Price really lets loose. Lots of fun.
Also, I just realized that I massively spoiled Theatre of Blood with that previous post. Sorry everybody. :oops:
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Post by WHIT BISSELL! » Thu Sep 10, 2020 7:41 pm

I think Theatre of Blood was a more fully realized movie than the Dr. Phibes ones. And you're right about Vincent Price. He looked and sounded like he was having a blast with his hammy, classically trained actor character.
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WHIT BISSELL! wrote:
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I think Theatre of Blood was a more fully realized movie than the Dr. Phibes ones. And you're right about Vincent Price. He looked and sounded like he was having a blast with his hammy, classically trained actor character.
Yes, and if you're a Price fan it also serves as an FU to his real-life critics so there's a bit of meta there.
Plus there's lots of Shakespeare-related Easter eggs if you pay attention. Someone's reading a newspaper dated March 15 at one point, for example. I've watched it a hundred times. Honestly one of my favorite movies.
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Captain Terror wrote:
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Yes, and if you're a Price fan it also serves as an FU to his real-life critics so there's a bit of meta there.
Plus there's lots of Shakespeare-related Easter eggs if you pay attention. Someone's reading a newspaper dated March 15 at one point, for example. I've watched it a hundred times. Honestly one of my favorite movies.
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Charles wrote:
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Ruth Bader Ginsburg

https://www.cnn.com/2020/09/18/politics ... burg-dead/
So this is the point where we can finally let go of any hope that America is pulling out from this tailspin any time soon, right?
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crumbsroom wrote:
Sat Sep 19, 2020 1:24 pm
So this is the point where we can finally let go of any hope that America is pulling out from this tailspin any time soon, right?
America has been in a tailspin since 9/11, RGB was the loose grenade lynch-pin in the back with all of the ammunition holding on through the turbulence
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Post by The Nameless Two » Sat Sep 19, 2020 2:48 pm

I mean, blame Obama, and her, for not retiring back when they had power, now it's, like, okay? Good fucking job, Obama
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crumbsroom wrote:
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So this is the point where we can finally let go of any hope that America is pulling out from this tailspin any time soon, right?
You can, and I'll completely understand. But I won't.
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DaMU wrote:
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You can, and I'll completely understand. But I won't.
Well, that's good, because hope is going to be a pretty necessary ingredient for there to be any chance at all. My body has just forgotten or given up manufacturing it for me. Preparing for the worst seems to be my last remaining skill set to survive this awful never ending stretch of history.
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Post by DaMU » Sat Sep 19, 2020 4:51 pm

crumbsroom wrote:
Sat Sep 19, 2020 4:24 pm
Well, that's good, because hope is going to be a pretty necessary ingredient for there to be any chance at all. My body has just forgotten or given up manufacturing it for me. Preparing for the worst seems to be my last remaining skill set to survive this awful never ending stretch of history.
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I hope you're weathering this as well as you can.
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as a US resident, I'm going to have to find some kind of hope to cling onto. if I could go on a worldwide tour apologizing for my country I absolutely would, believe me.
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Post by DaMU » Sat Sep 19, 2020 5:13 pm

Oxnard Montalvo wrote:
Sat Sep 19, 2020 5:05 pm
as a US resident, I'm going to have to find some kind of hope to cling onto. if I could go on a worldwide tour apologizing for my country I absolutely would, believe me.
Put that energy into action. I donated to Senate races in Iowa, NC, and Alaska yesterday. From what I understand, donations for Democratic Senators are through the roof via ActBlue, and so now it might be worth it to transition to giving donations (no matter how small) to state senate races. That is, if you have money to give, and since we've living in HellWorld right now (and since I don't know your financial situation), obviously no sweat if you don't.

Other options are phone- and text- banking, which only cost time, not money. I'm looking into something called "deep canvassing," which is apparently not a political porn parody but an actual process of having conversations with people in swing states where you aren't talking at them.

And if y'all feel too spent to do anything, I completely get it. We all have our burnout levels.
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Post by Charles » Sat Sep 19, 2020 5:16 pm

Honestly, though I am merely a Canadian, I'm hoping for an Obamacare situation. A situation where they voted 60 times when they knew it wouldn't pass, and when they finally had the numbers, the weight of what they were about to do hit them and they choked.
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Post by crumbsroom » Sat Sep 19, 2020 5:57 pm

DaMU wrote:
Sat Sep 19, 2020 4:51 pm
:heart:

I hope you're weathering this as well as you can.
Oh I'm good at comparmentalizing. It's just when I'm face to face with a upsetting setback reported in the news, it gets the despair glands working in overdrive. I'll be better by the next movie I put on.

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crumbsroom wrote:
Sat Sep 19, 2020 5:57 pm
Oh I'm good at comparmentalizing. It's just when I'm face to face with a upsetting setback reported in the news, it gets the despair glands working in overdrive. I'll be better by the next movie I put on.

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Haha, good to know. :D
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DaMU wrote:
Sat Sep 19, 2020 5:13 pm
Put that energy into action. I donated to Senate races in Iowa, NC, and Alaska yesterday. From what I understand, donations for Democratic Senators are through the roof via ActBlue, and so now it might be worth it to transition to giving donations (no matter how small) to state senate races. That is, if you have money to give, and since we've living in HellWorld right now (and since I don't know your financial situation), obviously no sweat if you don't.

Other options are phone- and text- banking, which only cost time, not money. I'm looking into something called "deep canvassing," which is apparently not a political porn parody but an actual process of having conversations with people in swing states where you aren't talking at them.

And if y'all feel too spent to do anything, I completely get it. We all have our burnout levels.
:heart:

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all of those sound do-able except the "deep canvassing" which sounds like something I'd be incredibly unsuited for. I'd have a hard time pretending I'm not trying to convince myself and the other person that I'm advocating against Trump. but if you do it, lmk how it goes
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Oxnard Montalvo wrote:
Sun Sep 20, 2020 3:19 am
all of those sound do-able except the "deep canvassing" which sounds like something I'd be incredibly unsuited for. I'd have a hard time pretending I'm not trying to convince myself and the other person that I'm advocating against Trump. but if you do it, lmk how it goes
Will do. :up:
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Oxnard Montalvo wrote:
Sun Sep 20, 2020 3:19 am
all of those sound do-able except the "deep canvassing" which sounds like something I'd be incredibly unsuited for. I'd have a hard time pretending I'm not trying to convince myself and the other person that I'm advocating against Trump. but if you do it, lmk how it goes
The actual process of deep canvassing is pretty chill. My anxiousness didn't pair well with cold-calling potential voters, but I was able to move the needle for one person from undecided to leaning Biden, and got another to say he'd look more into Mark Kelly for Senate.
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Post by Rock » Sun Sep 20, 2020 9:49 pm

DaMU wrote:
Sat Sep 19, 2020 5:13 pm
I'm looking into something called "deep canvassing," which is apparently not a political porn parody
Just because it isn't, doesn't mean it can't be. ;)
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Rock wrote:
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Just because it isn't, doesn't mean it can't be. ;)
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I can't be the only one who read it like this:

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Oh, you gotta add some extra E's when you say it out loud.
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DaMU wrote:
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Through God all things are possible.
Give them the D (desire to vote for the Democrats).
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Actor Michael Lonsdale, age 89

He appeared in over 180 films and television shows, perhaps most well known as Bond villain Hugo Drax in Moonraker, Detective Claude Lebel in The Day of the Jackal, and M. Dupont d'Ivry in The Remains of the Day.

Lonsdale was born in Paris and later lived in London and Casablanca. He returned to Paris to study painting in 1947 but instead gravitated toward acting, first appearing on stage at the age of 24. In 2011, he won a César Award, as a Best Supporting Actor in Of Gods and Men. He was also the author of ten books.
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Post by Torgo » Tue Sep 22, 2020 12:43 am

R.I.P. I've only seen him in Ronin, Munich, Chariots of Fire and Stolen Kisses, but I still consider myself a fan. The man had screen presence to spare.

With no disrespect to him or anyone else we've honored lately, but given the state of the world right now, is anyone else jealous of the recently departed?
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Post by WHIT BISSELL! » Tue Sep 22, 2020 6:07 pm

I also loved him in The Day of the Jackal. He did such a fine job of embodying the character Forsyth described. That was one of the better screen adaptations I've seen.
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