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  Manhattan TV series (2014-2016)
Posted by: Andrew - 03-17-2018, 04:09 PM - Forum: Movies & Television - No Replies

A fictionalized retelling of the Manhattan project, which is the WWII project that developed the first atomic bombs. Well written and mostly about the people on the project and people working against it. Good drama and suspense. I'd post the trailer but it looks cheesy.

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Posted by: Andrew - 03-17-2018, 03:58 PM - Forum: Movies & Television - No Replies

Thurgood Marshall was an NAACP attorney who eventually became a supreme court justice. This movie is a dramatization of one of his cases.


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  New Fender Jazz Bass
Posted by: Andrew - 02-15-2018, 04:31 AM - Forum: Other Topics - No Replies

I got a new Fender Jazz Bass. It is a reissue of the same version of Jazz Bass that Fender made in the Sixties. So in some ways it's the same bass I played decades ago.

The photos below were taken by Sweetwater, the online place I bought from. These are not generic photos of a Jazz Bass. This is the actual bass I bought. I checked the grain to make sure.

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  The Island
Posted by: Aiona - 11-29-2017, 08:18 PM - Forum: Movies & Television - Replies (1)

I also saw a movie on Netflix recently called "The Island." It had Scarlet Johansson, but I didn't realize how old the movie was until I looked it up on IMDB. 

It's a Sci-Fi movie, sort of like "Soylent Green" but a bit more modern and cleaner setting.

I sat through it riveted, even though it was around 3 AM by the time it was over. And I had to work the next day. It was that captivating to me.

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  I joined Hulu awhile ago
Posted by: Andrew - 11-17-2017, 01:04 AM - Forum: Movies & Television - Replies (3)

I joined Hulu, and in comparison to Netflix the interface seems clunky. I was getting turned off by this but eventually I found success. What I do is find one TV series and stick with it. Watch it intermittently when I can't find anything elsewhere. First show I watched was Saving Hope, which is a medical drama with a supernatural twist. This series ran 5 seasons, so I was watching it for awhile. Next was a mini-series called Guilt. I binge-watched that one. Now I just started Younger, which is a comedy series about a single mother who pretends to be much younger so she can get an entry-level job in journalism.

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  Perfume from Cartoon Characters
Posted by: Aiona - 11-07-2017, 03:57 PM - Forum: Other Topics - Replies (1)

I was in Las Vegas last week, and went shopping at the Stratosphere. There was a shop that sold perfume in the mall, and there were several cartoon character 'fumes. I remember getting a Pokémon perfume sample from a Basenotes member a long while ago (From Redneck Perfumisto). I thought about getting one of those and seeing how they smelled, but they were closed (it was about 11 PM), and the next day, I took my parents to Hoover Dam instead.

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Posted by: Aiona - 11-07-2017, 03:53 PM - Forum: Movies & Television - Replies (3)

I don't usually watch documentaries. However, several people kept telling me to watch this, so I did. Now I know why my godsister was really uneasy about going to Sea World when we were in Florida visiting.

I now live in the Pacific Northwest, and theoretically could see "blackfish" in real life, only I haven't had time to get out on the water much.

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Posted by: Aiona - 11-07-2017, 03:50 PM - Forum: Movies & Television - No Replies

I watched this TV series on Netflix too. The premise was interesting, and so I kept watching, and then, I just kept watching because the characters are pretty cool too. It's along the lines of one of my favorite cancelled series "Jericho" but from Earth's orbit, not on the ground. Although they end up on the ground by the end of the first season.

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  This Is Not What I Expected (2017)
Posted by: Aiona - 11-07-2017, 03:45 PM - Forum: Movies & Television - Replies (1)

Netflix has allowed me to indulge in lots of K-drama (Korean sit coms) and mini-series. I really liked Strong Girl Bong-Soon, but I haven't been able to finish watching because of recent goings-on at my home.

So a two-hour movie is all I have time for these days. And I had to watch it at 3 AM when no one else was awake to scream about it.

"This Is Not What I Expected" is a Chinese movie, I think. Not Korean. And it's subtitled, and yet, there are so many scenes without dialogue (and lots of food), that it's easy to figure out what's going on, even without knowing the language.

It's a rom-com. With food.

I love it.

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Posted by: Andrew - 04-27-2017, 02:29 PM - Forum: Movies & Television - Replies (1)

Moana is a Disney animation/musical that is one of the best I've seen of this genre. I'll probably watch it again.


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