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General / Re: Winchester
« Last post by genie on January 13, 2018, 06:34:12 AM »
The Winchester mystery house in San Jose?

Iíve never been, but Iíve wanted to go. Itís supposed to be haunted!

Is someone you know going?

No, but the movie about it, with Helen Mirren, is coming soon.

General / Re: Winchester
« Last post by Oso on January 12, 2018, 06:24:23 PM »
The Winchester mystery house in San Jose?

Iíve never been, but Iíve wanted to go. Itís supposed to be haunted!

Is someone you know going?
General / Re: My Grandson
« Last post by blueeyedbookworm on January 12, 2018, 03:42:41 PM »
So sweet! Congrats to your grandson, Genie!

That Life magazine is a really fun and unique gift idea--I bet she loved it!

Talking with my son today, although not being present when she opened it, was told she was very excited to receive it.  I'm glad I happened to think about it. I just went to ebay, feeling she owned everything they ever produced but found the magazine and just hoped. It went very well.

That's great! With a gift that's so creative in and of itself, along with the careful thought you put into it, I bet she thought it was really special!
General / Winchester
« Last post by genie on January 12, 2018, 07:28:58 AM »
Oso, have you ever been to that Winchester House?
Berlin Station / Re: Never seen this one.
« Last post by Luce on January 12, 2018, 03:03:56 AM »
I didn't know Armitage is of French decent.

Not him, only the name. Many names in the UK are of French origine.
Darcy, Axell, Montfort, Beaulieu ... remnants of the Norman invasion of 1066!
Berlin Station / Re: Never seen this one.
« Last post by genie on January 11, 2018, 07:09:16 PM »
I didn't know Armitage is of French decent.
General / Re: Never want to go through this again.
« Last post by genie on January 11, 2018, 07:05:06 PM »
Wow Genie, that sounds terrifying!

I'm so glad you're safe. Does it sound like the police aren't likely to catch the guy/guys responsible?

I went to Social Security today and couldn't remember my mother's name. It made me ask myself, "What's going on with me.  I feel so exhausted. Fell asleep waiting 2 hours at Social Security and then to Mercedes to have my second key, he now has, decommissioned.
Another second key is  going to cost around $900+ because it involve changing out 3 sets of tumblers. Has house locks changed yesterday. Bought a new iPhone. Now have to go buy tweezers, nail snippers and several other small items that got grabbed up with the hand full of stuff.

It's like the fear of the ordeal is happening more now than it did at the time. I had to shut my phones off today.  I couldn't talk anymore.

I'm good.  Not to worry. No bullet, no heart attack, no sexual assault  :fav276: - I think I'm here to life.

General / Re: Never want to go through this again.
« Last post by DCM on January 11, 2018, 05:17:14 PM »
Wow Genie, that sounds terrifying!

I'm so glad you're safe. Does it sound like the police aren't likely to catch the guy/guys responsible?
General / Re: Never want to go through this again.
« Last post by Oso on January 11, 2018, 09:48:18 AM »
Holy shit Genie!!!!!  I canít believe you were so calm!  Iím glad that youíre okay and werenít hurt or worse...

How did the guy get in?  So scary...

I gotta say it again. HOLY SHIT GENIE!!!!!

Jeff was held up at gun point twice when he had his store. Thank goodness that ended okay as well.

Take care of yourself and your nerves. They gotta be frayed.
General / Re: Never want to go through this again.
« Last post by Luce on January 11, 2018, 06:31:53 AM »
Genie, you did the right hing by fleeing when you could. Anything was better than to stay in the same room with an armed robber.
You're a writer, and you wrote your story in detail, which is good. That way it goes out of your system.
Now you just need to work it into a  Thornton story! LOL

No, I'm so relieved you came to no harm. A scare isn't going to kill us, and every setback makes us stronger.
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  • post Academy of excellence? The Observer?s alternative Oscars - 21 January
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  • post Actor Vicky Krieps: ?I spent a whole day staring into greenery to avoid Daniel Day-Lewis? - 21 January
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  • post From Black Panther to Black Lightning: black superheroes are go! - 20 January
  • African-American comic book characters are finally stepping up from sidekicksAfter five decades as sidekicks, secondary characters and niche titles, the black superhero?s time has finally come.Next month Marvel releases its eagerly awaited Black Panther movie, centred on a young African king who doubles as a clawed, catsuit-clad crimefighter. Last week CW and Netflix unveiled Black Lightning, an African-American educator with electrical superpowers. Add in Netflix?s Luke Cage and that?s three African-American-led superhero titles in 18 months ? a situation previously unimaginable. Continue reading...
  • post Lizzie review ? juicy role for Chloe Sevigny in gruesome lesbian axe-murder yarn - 21 January
  • Sevigny shines in plum role as Lizzie Borden of ?forty whacks? notoriety, posited here as triggered by thwarted romance with Irish maidservant Kristen StewartI?ll confess that, beyond the little nursery rhyme, I didn?t know too much about the story of Lizzie Borden, but it appears that much of what?s ended up in Craig William Macneill?s Lizzie is conjecture. So to catch you up to speed in case you never heard it, here goes: Lizzie Borden took an axe, gave her mother forty whacks. When she saw what she had done, she gave her father forty-one.
    The resultant mess from this bit of New England gothic folklore are some of the first images in this gripping, well-acted and sharply-written low-budget drama. We then flash back six months, just enough time for Macneill to get audiences ? well, I won?t exactly say cheering for the eventual act of violence, but at least understanding. Continue reading...
  • post The rising star to look out for at the Oscars? That?ll be Netflix? - 21 January
  • The success of Mudbound and a string of fine documentaries must surely convince the Academy that the streaming giant deserves a little loveOscar nominations are unveiled next week, and away from the fluffier speculation over who will win what, many in the industry will be perusing the list with a longer-term question in mind: will this be the year that Netflix finally breaks through? The streaming giant has been buzzing around the awards race for a couple of years now, though the Academy has hitherto mostly swatted it away ? loth to give its blessing to films uploaded directly online, give or take a minor cinema release for the sake of form. Two years ago, their complete shut-out of Beasts of No Nation ? Netflix?s first narrative original, scooped fresh from an acclaimed festival run ? seemed a pointed vote in favour of traditional distribution models, notwithstanding the film?s recognition from Bafta and assorted industry guilds.Several fine Netflix documentaries (The Square, Virunga, Winter on Fire, What Happened, Miss Simone?, Ava DuVernay?s 13th) have broken past the old-school bias. It stands to reason that members of the Academy?s doc branch, hip to the challenges of getting audiences to see their movies at all, are less likely to romanticise the big-screen experience. That should continue this year, with Netflix behind four of the 15 films already longlisted for the documentary Oscar: Yance Ford?s superb, politically charged grief memoir Strong Island, previously spotlit in this column; Icarus, Bryan Fogel?s riveting study of sports doping that tumbles dizzyingly into a life-and-death international scandal; Chasing Coral, a slickly persuasive environmentalist call to arms; and One of Us, a sober, absorbing portrait of three Brooklyn Hasidic Jews variously breaking away from their religious community. Continue reading...
  • post Marion Cotillard on Woody Allen: 'The experience we had together was very odd' - 19 January
  • The Midnight in Paris star said she was ?ignorant? of stories of alleged sexual abuse and would ?dig more? if he asked her to work with him againOscar-winning actor Marion Cotillard has spoken about her experience of working with Woody Allen on the set of Midnight in Paris.The star, who won best actress for La Vie En Rose in 2008, was asked to give her thoughts on Allen after his estranged daughter Dylan Farrow reiterated, in a televised interview, her claim that he sexually abused her. Continue reading...
  • post Paddington 2 becomes best reviewed film ever - 19 January
  • Bear gets his sticky paws on Rotten Tomatoes record for longest run of positive reviewsIn the lineup of the most critically acclaimed films, Citizen Kane and The Godfather have been bested by a bear from ?darkest? Peru. The aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes has declared Paddington 2 to be the best reviewed film in the site?s history.The comedy ? which is directed by the British film-maker Paul King and stars Hugh Grant, Sally Hawkins and Hugh Bonneville, ? has received 164 consecutive positive reviews from critics. Continue reading...
  • post Colin Firth says he will never work with Woody Allen again - 19 January
  • Actor provides statement to Guardian on same day Dylan Farrow gives first televised interview accusing her adoptive father of sexual assaultColin Firth is the latest actor to publicly rebuke Woody Allen, telling the Guardian he won?t do any projects with the director in the future. ?I wouldn?t work with him again,? Firth said in response to the Guardian?s inquiry on Thursday, the same day Dylan Farrow gave her first televised interview accusing her adopted father of sexually assaulting her when she was seven years old. Continue reading...
  • post Michael Douglas accuser on alleged sexual harassment: 'I was humiliated' - 18 January
  • After the star pre-emptively denied the claim of wrongdoing, journalist and author Susan Braudy has spoken out about alleged misconductEarlier this month, Michael Douglas pre-emptively denied a claim of sexual harassment. Now his accuser has shared her story that the actor allegedly masturbated in front of her in 1989.Speaking to the Hollywood Reporter, journalist and author Susan Braudy claims that during her time working for Douglas, when she ran the New York office of his production company, his behavior started with inappropriate sexual conversation. Continue reading...
  • post Dylan Farrow denies being brainwashed in first TV interview about Woody Allen allegations - 18 January
  • Farrow repeats claim that her father sexually assaulted her as a child in interview with CBS This MorningDylan Farrow has denied that she was ?brainwashed? or ?coached? into accusing her adoptive father Woody Allen of sexual assault, in her first televised interview about the allegations.In the interview on CBS This Morning, Farrow detailed her version of the events of 4 August 1992, when she alleges Allen assaulted her as a 7-year-old, and denied that her mother had influenced her. ?What I don?t understand is how is this crazy story of me being brainwashed and coached more believable than what I?m saying about being sexually assaulted by my father?? she said. Continue reading...

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Re: Winchester by genie
[January 13, 2018, 06:34:12 AM]

Re: Winchester by Oso
[January 12, 2018, 06:24:23 PM]

Re: My Grandson by blueeyedbookworm
[January 12, 2018, 03:42:41 PM]

Winchester by genie
[January 12, 2018, 07:28:58 AM]

Re: Never seen this one. by Luce
[January 12, 2018, 03:03:56 AM]

Re: Never seen this one. by genie
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