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SapFireMC #81 Posted Jun 16 2017 - 05:49

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For me, Terminal and Hacksaw Ridge

120mm_he #82 Posted Jun 16 2017 - 20:58

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Well one thing I have taken away from this thread is that ISS is a Radical™. :popcorn:

 

If I had to pick one then this will do as well as any other.

 

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Klaatu_Nicto #83 Posted Jun 16 2017 - 22:18

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View Post120mm_he, on Jun 16 2017 - 11:58, said:

Well one thing I have taken away from this thread is that ISS is a Radical™. :popcorn:

 

If I had to pick one then this will do as well as any other.

 

 

 

People inflicted with TDS are turning more and more violent as we saw Wednesday. I don't know what we can do peacefully about it since I doubt there are enough beds in psychiatric hospitals for all the inflicted.

 

Meanwhile, back on topic. I'm look forward to the upcoming movie All The Presidents Men And Woman.

 

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System_7 #84 Posted Jun 17 2017 - 11:10

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Alien.... groundbreaking

Get Carter (definitely not the Sly Stallone version!).... dark, moody and real

Apocalypse Now... visually stunning

Snatch.... fun

The good, the bad and the ugly.... epic

Miller's Crossing.....clever

LOTR trilogy.... spectacular

Pulp Fiction... groundbreaking

MASH (not the series)... war from a different angle

Goodfellas..... an epic with pace

 

 

 



Iron_Soul_Stealer #85 Posted Jun 17 2017 - 21:18

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View PostSaazo, on Mar 12 2017 - 19:42, said:

At the moment it would have to be Fury. It is awesome! :justwait:

 

Hey, if you liked that movie, there's another excellent film also starring Brad Pitt:

 

It's called War Machine, and I highly recommend it.

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*I would say this movie is hilariously funny...:D... if it wasn't so disturbingly spot on...:amazed:

 

 



zed2204 #86 Posted Jun 18 2017 - 07:01

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Fury, really, that had more laser fights than Star Wars

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Klaatu_Nicto #87 Posted Jun 18 2017 - 08:03

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View PostStriker_70, on May 03 2017 - 16:46, said:

Ghostbusters

 

Ghostbusters has a perfect blend of comedy, action, and the visuals still hold up well today.  

 

A great portion of the movie was actually ad libbed by the actors.  If you look at the actual script and compare it to what's actually on the screen, most every scene's dialogue is different.  Nearly all the actors (Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Rick Moranis, Sigourney Weaver, etc)  put their own personal mark on the movie by changing the dialogue through adlibbing.  In fact, it may very well be the most adlibbed big budget movie of all time.

 

The movie is written so well and so detailed that even the ghosts in the movie themselves are actually based on documented parapsychological phenomenon.

 

 



Klaatu_Nicto #89 Posted Jun 28 2017 - 00:02

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This movie is based on reporter Gary Webb who wrote for the San Jose Mercury News in the 1990's.

 

 

Dark Alliance by Gary Webb - https://longform.org...se-mercury-news

 

Years after his death the Deep State and their associates are still trying to assassinate Gary Webb's character. 


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mattwong #90 Posted Jun 29 2017 - 15:14

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Gary Webb got caught making up a story.  It's hardly "character assassination" to point this out.  The idea that the CIA invented the crack cocaine epidemic to keep black people down may please a lot of people with various social or political agendas, but there was never a shred of evidence behind it.

 

You need to stop believing everything you see in video.



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View Postzed2204, on Jun 18 2017 - 01:01, said:

Fury, really, that had more laser fights than Star Wars

 

Tracers are actually a real thing.

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There are a million good movies out there, including anything by the Coen brothers. But here are a few random favorites that occur to me on the spur of the moment. Does anyone else love these?

 

The Edge of the World - 1937 film about a community abandoning their Scottish Island. Unspeakably beautiful shots of both scenery and faces.

 

Nothing but a Man - 1964 film about an African-American's struggle to live in dignity in the South. Some scenes are almost dreamlike. Stars Ivan Dixon -- yes, of Hogan's Heroes fame -- in a role that is all the more powerful for the quiet, low-key way that he plays it. I think you can view it on youtube, and you should do so right away.

 

Sounder - Another on the same theme. If you don't cry at various scenes -- like when dad gets back from jail -- you may be emotionally dead. Watch it on youtube with your kids.

 

The Third Man -  Why doesn't anyone know how to shoot a film like this anymore? Sheer noir genius. The zither music is a bonus. 

 

Breaker Morant - Australian courtroom/war drama that captures the ambiguous nature of right and wrong during wartime. Saw it in the theater when I was a teenager and loved it. 


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View Postmattwong, on Jun 29 2017 - 06:14, said:

Gary Webb got caught making up a story.  It's hardly "character assassination" to point this out.  The idea that the CIA invented the crack cocaine epidemic to keep black people down may please a lot of people with various social or political agendas, but there was never a shred of evidence behind it.

 

You need to stop believing everything you see in video.

 

His story was correct and you will not find Webb stating in his article "the CIA invented the crack cocaine epidemic to keep black people down?" That was a theory started by others after his article was published and was used by some to discredit Webb like you just did. 

 

The Contras, Cocaine, and Covert Operations
National Security Archive Electronic Briefing Book No. 2

 

This electronic briefing book is compiled from declassified documents obtained by the National Security Archive, including the notebooks kept by NSC aide and Iran-contra figure Oliver North, electronic mail messages written by high-ranking Reagan administration officials, memos detailing the contra war effort, and FBI and DEA reports. The documents demonstrate official knowledge of drug operations, and collaboration with and protection of known drug traffickers.

http://nsarchive.gwu...EBB2/index.html

 

Before Webb's article was published in 1996 I was posting these on forums:

 

From a book review on the Prodigy service, Nov. 14, 1993:  Michale Levine has a mantel-full of citations for 25 years of work as a federal narcotics expert....Because of his background, his contention that the CIA is massively involved in drug trafficking and bears heavy responsibility for the cocaine coming across our borders is astounding.  In The Big White Lie (Thunder's Mouth, 448 pp, $22.95), however, that is exactly his contention.  In his introductions, Levine quotes Sen John Kerry, (D-Mass) as saying during the Iran-Contra hearings that "our covert agents had converted themselves into channels for the flow of drugs into the United States."  He also quotes Kerry's chief investigator, Jack Blum, who quit, saying: "I am sick to death of the truths that cannot be spoken." Levine maintains that as a DEA agent he witnessed "the most scandalous of these truths."

 

From the Prodigy News Service, Nov. 14, 1993:   NEW YORK--The CIA created an intelligence service in Haiti to fight drug trafficking but the unit became an instrument of terror and its officers engaged in drug trafficking, according to a published report.  Senior members of the unit, which produced little information about narcotics, committed acts of political terror against supporters of Rev. Jean-Bertrand Aristide, including interrogations and torture, today's NY Times reports.  Members of the unit also threatened last year to kill the local chief of the US Drug Enforcement Administration, the Times reports.

 

From The News Tribune (Tacoma, Washington), Oct. 27, 1994:   WASHINGTON - The former top U.S. drug-enforcement official in Myanmar has sued the former top State Department and CIA officials based in the Asian nation, saying they tapped his phone, subverted his anti-drug efforts and expelled him from the country.  The lawsuit by Richard Horn, a Drug Enforcement Administration special agent, is the latest of a series of embarrassing clashes between U.S. drug-enforcement officials and their counterparts in the intelligence and diplomatic services.

 

As for your comment " You need to stop believing everything you see in video" - You're wrong again. Two decades before the video I posted was made, and before Webb published his article in 1996, I was posting on forums about the CIA and drugs.


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mattwong #94 Posted Jun 30 2017 - 15:22

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OK, so you've believed in these crackpot theories for a long time.  So what?

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View Postmattwong, on Jun 30 2017 - 09:22, said:

OK, so you've believed in these crackpot theories for a long time.  So what?

 

How do you live and breath in such a tiny tiny safe space? Do you even have room to move around in it?

 

View Postmattwong, on Jun 29 2017 - 09:14, said:

 

Tracers are actually a real thing.

 

Jesus you are such a salty bastage. Tracers were used in late ww2 but not for everyone and certainly not every single bullet in every single tank and machine gun. Normal loadout for tracer equipped machine guns was 1 tracer then 4 normal. The movie simply overdid the effects for the pretties and the clueless audiences.

 



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120mm_he #97 Posted Jun 30 2017 - 17:21

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When this came out it was considered wild phantasy and wild conspiracy film with no basis in fact. The government wouldn't, hell, couldn't do these things right? All that crazy surveillance stuff was hollywood gimmick right?

 

Oh how art imitates life.. :bajan:

 



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View Postzed2204, on Jun 18 2017 - 01:01, said:

Fury, really, that had more laser fights than Star Wars

 

^..I have to agree.

*I understand there were some tracer rounds used during WW2, but that laser show in Fury was waaaay over the top...even for me, and I loved Star Wars.

 

 

 

 



Iron_Soul_Stealer #99 Posted Jun 30 2017 - 21:26

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Here's another great family movie I always love to watch this time of year:

 

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The Sandlot.

Hey, it's baseball season...:D

 



tedbearsurvivalist #100 Posted Jun 30 2017 - 23:34

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Hacksaw Ridge its amazing




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