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The Cove

Have any of you seen an environmental documentary called "The Cove"? About a guy trying to save dolphins from being slaugtered in a bay in Japan?? My animal-loving almost 13 year old is asking to see it on tv tonight, but I am not sure whether this is a good idea.
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As for comedy....

....to me, if I want to laugh I'll throw on "Blazing Saddles" or "Life of Brian". My two favorites. I wonder what would have happened had Mel Brookes teamed up with Monty Python? Mmmm...

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Indeed!

I remember feeling sorry for Jacob Singer and then really happy for the guy once I figured it all out. Having eaten a couple of bad ones in my day, I realized it could have been alot worse. This film really spoke to me at the time. ( Can't remember why?). I think this was Mackuly Culkin's first role.

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and still relevant on so many levels, PonchoBill.

An emotional ride into so many nooks and crannies of the psyche and the soul.

The Truth is realized in an instant, the act is practiced step by step.

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Jacob's Ladder

A great film from 1990 (I think) w/ Tim Robbins. Very underated and highly recommended.

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Unthinkable, extended version

Samuel L. Jackson fans will love this one. The movie is a thriller about a terrorist who plants a number of nuclear bombs around the country in the major cities, exactly what number is the main question.

The movie has several statements to make about fighting terrorism in general:
Who the players are
Who has the moral high-ground: Are both warring parties on the same level??
How far are the players willing to go to accomplish their missions?

This is a movie you watch from start to finish without stopping, or at least hitting the pause button. Highly recommended if you are into action thrillers that are well done and leave you thinking afterward.

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Karate Kid remake with Jackie Chan...

...is an excellent movie for everybody but especially for kids on a rainy day this summer.

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Religulous

At one point, a "prophet" named Benjamen Creem say's: "God told me to watch in the window. the're was a car
B.M. and you got in the car?
B.C. Yes"
Sound familiar to me.
lmao, Richard.

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Up In The Air

George Clooney will probably win an Oscar for his role as a corporate exec. who flies around the country firing people. His goal in life? To accumulate 10,000,000 frequent flyer miles. It is a very witty and sophisticated comedy.

The people he fires are played by people who have been recently laid off from their jobs.

This whole movie is really quite poignant and very good. One of the best I've seen in the last 5 years.

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answer to CC re Jerry & Hunter

Couldn't let this one go by... Jerry & Hunter are alike in some ways, different in others. They were both artists and they both took their own lives, which is a controversial and radical expression of freedom.

To say that Jerry didn't know he was taking his own life at some point in the 20 years he was using is ridiculous. Is that the distinction you are trying to make?

Please PM me on this if you'd like to reply, most people have no appetite for this subject.

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Bigger Than A Drive-In Movie, Ooo-whee!