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Old Mar 10th 2017, 07:28 PM
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Default Re: What are you watching?

I just got Mad Men dvd's for the first three seasons.

So far, I'm a bit underwhelmed. The setting, clothing and production values are very high. The scenes involving the advertising industry or just office life circa 1960 are excellent. The male chauvinism and sexism is totally off the charts, which I suppose is probably realistic.

Unfortunately, about half the show is about the home life of the various characters and that's just second rate soap opera stuff. Very boring.

Still only in first season. People say second season gets better.
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Default "Moon over Parador" [1988]

I'm watching this offbeat politically-oriented romantic comedy film by Paul Mazursky who also directed Moscow on the Hudson and Down and Out in Beverly Hills.

Moon over Parador stars Richard Dreyfuss, Raul Julia, and Sonia Braga.

Dreyfuss plays an actor in the South American country of Parador who gets the lifetime offer to portray the dictator (a political scheme), and he manages to fool everyone except those he cares about and starts to grow a proverbial heart.

This is a terrific film if you're trying to unwind on a Saturday night (like I'm doing now --- and I'm watching this film on YouTube by myself!) and settle into some much-needed values-oriented sentiments.

What if you were given the opportunity to portray Fidel Castro and then realized you were growing a 'child-like heart'? Would you give up everything to become more humble?

This is what I will be thinking about in our 'TrumpUSA' now...



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Old Jul 24th 2017, 10:57 PM
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Default Re: "Moon over Parador" [1988]

Watched the first four episodes of American Gods last night.


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Watched the first four episodes of American Gods last night.


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I'd never heard of it so I looked it up on Wiki - they say that critical reviews and Rotten Tomatoes both show high marks.
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Old Jul 25th 2017, 07:40 PM
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It's an adaptation of one of my favorite books. So far it is living up to my hopes!
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