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deadhead siskel and ebert....

Okay, saw "The Master" last night and absolutely loved it. Fascinating all the way through and great cinematography. I'd vote best film of 2012, with Moonrise Kingdom coming in second...

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flicks

Yeah, Life of Pi is good, I will probably see it a second time. Argo left a bad taste in my mouth because of the overdone and improbable ending, which bothered me even before I learned it was complete fiction. I loved the first 30 minutes of Skyfall- great chase scene and the sequence with Adele. After that, downhill for me. I really enjoyed "To Rome with Love", but mostly because of the great Rome scenery and I'm a hopeless Woody Allen fan. Still haven't seen "Flight" and "The Master". Both look promising.

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I liked Lioncoln, Skyfall

Lincoln had a lot going for it. But it was a political movie and without a knowledge of history a bit hard to follow. I thought Skyfall was underrated. It was a good Bond movie plot about a disgruntled agent who got traded for six other agents after being captured and left for dead, then seeking his revenge against "M", who retires in this movie. Skyfall won the Oscar for best original song and for a change I agreed with the judges.

Argo was good, but not good enough to win an Oscar. It was a symbolic political statement and psychological preparation by Hollywood in tandem with the government in case America has to lead an attack on Iran. Look for more of these psych. ops. to prepare the public for an unsettling shock: The very possible use of bunker-buster tactical nukes. This is a major escalation of war in the Middle East that will have dire consequences. After watching Argo a second time I believe Bryan Cranston should have won the Oscar for best supporting role. He is such a good actor that he will not be typecast as a bad guy for his role in the TV series "Breaking Bad". Sally Fields was rather melodramatic with schlocky lines as Lincoln's wife (she won that Oscar).

I missed Life Of Pi as of yet and from all the praise I hear think it will go on my bucket list.

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Moonrise Kingdom

I don't know. I didn't like Argo, Lincoln, Silver Linings Playbook, Skyfall, or Beasts of the Southern Wild. Life of Pi was sorta fun (in 3D). My favorite last year was Moonrise Kingdom. Not a great year for movies, IMO

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Argo

Pretty good story about the 6 US Embassy workers hiding in a Canadian diplomats home in Teheran being rescued by a spook who disobeys orders. The story loses credibility at the end when the supposedly "trained and educated in Europe & the US Iranian Revolutionary Guards" can't use a telephone to stop a plane from taking off. They don't make enough of a case for chaos to make this believable.

This movie wins the Oscar? Please! Lincoln was a million times better as evidenced by Daniel Day-Louis winning the Oscar for best actor. If you know who are the movers and shakers in Hollywood and which of their homelands might get nuked by the Iranians you will understand why this movie won.

Fareed Zakaria GPS had the Iranian ambassador as a guest two weeks ago who took particular exception to this movie on two counts: 1) It portrays the mannerisms of Iranians falsely; 2) It wasn't the best film of the year. I have to agree with him.

Having said that, does one of the world's largest oil producer's have to enrich a massive quantity of Uranium for nuclear power plants and/or medical purposes. Uggh, NO!

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Grateful Dead

= the whacking of spent roses? Uhh, why do people whack spent roses?

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that ship has probably sailed

given that "deadhead" was used for everything from freightless return trips to the whacking of spent roses long before the boys ever took the stage, and probably for various plagues of the undead as well. In my experience there are lots of uses of the term that have nothing overt to do with us, but we find resonances just the same, in the strangest of places.

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This is not the movie we are expecting

Just found this on the web. Not what I was expecting to find with "Deadhead" in the title. I think a title change is badly in order.

http://www.deadheadsevolution.com/?goback=%2Egde_1973983_member_219389666

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boys. school showers and swimming pools full of them.

Pirate Tape

by Derek Jarman

William Burroughs in a film by Derek Jarman with sound by Psychic TV.
Featuring William Burroughs, Genesis P-Orridge, Peter Christopherson (Sleazy of Coil), Alex Fergusson (formerly of Alternative TV), Paula P-Orridge, John "Zos Kia" Gosling and Geff Rushton, a.k.a. John Balance.

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Blood Suckle and Honey Suck

Frisk

Based on the novel by Dennis Cooper.

can you spit into my mouth, i mean...

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