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Gots a 577-450 hanging on my wall. For when they come over the mealie bags. AFF
Saw that review... NYT maybe. Dunno. Martyrs, maybe, those guys, though I prefer as I said scapegoats. Wonder what would have been said if they'd snuffed the goatherds, captured Shah, made it back to FOB. We'd have a Breaker Morant on our hands, suspect. Anyhow... all best for Year of Horse. AFF
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Directed by: David Russell (who also did The Fighter, dispiriting flick about one of Nature’s lesser creatures who manages at length—great length—to stand on his hind legs and beard his tormentors; then Silver Linings Playbook, dispiriting flick about one of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2014 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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Directed by: Peter Berg, who also wrote the scenario, “based”evidently on the book of the same name (sorta) written by the SEAL who survived this action, Marcus Luttrell (he had a ghost… actually, twenty-some ghosts if you count his buddies... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2014 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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Gravity: Directed by: Alfonso Cuarón (who also wrote the screenplay with someone suspiciously also named Cuaron, no relation since the acute accent on the ultima of Curarón reveals the one as obviously from Argentina while the want of an accent... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2013 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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Directed by: Joseph Gordon-Levitt (and written by him, too, also himself). Starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Scarlett Johansson (and a serious bee-sting lips, beachball hips woof), Glenn Headly, Tony Danza, Marianne Moore (the butt naked in Big Lebowski Marianne Moore… no, wait... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2013 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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Directed by: Andre Ovredahl (also written by him, too, the which make him an auteur, concept requiring some transduction, I’m thinking, into Skandanavian ethos/culture, explicable perhaps by that “Andre” of obvious Mediterranean extraction coupled with the more manly and Norse... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2013 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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Been on hiatus. Saw Lone Ranger... Ouch! I speak Yankee but keep my distance exc the odd Spandexed coed. AFF Sent from my iPad
farrellaf@embarqmail.com Up to Dartmouth coupla weeks jerk I mean teach FR with the big dogs. Catch you flip flop. AFF Sent from my iPhone
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The Place Beyond the Pines. Directed by: Derek Cianfrance (pronounced chamfer) and written by his own self, he, too. Starring: Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper, Eva (woof!) Mendes, Ray Liotta, Mahershala Ali (Who?), Ben Mendelsohn (Who?), coupla sulky adolescent ac-toors, vulpine... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2013 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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For those wicked among us who can remember the current occupant of Blair House (they still live there, right?) as a once-and-future presidential candidate bare-pated (the plugs have taken, mercifully) and plagiarist (joins the phalanx of famous personages taken in... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2013 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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Catch Valdez Is Coming. AFF Sent from my iPad
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(Urf! Urf!) In proto-societies, I understand, it is tradition to leave the old to wander off into the forest to expire when they can no longer hold up their end of the log. Perhaps even give them a little shove... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2013 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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Dunno as I disagree with. Was one of those kids (once, though maybe not so brave), kinda had my suspicions. Onliest consolation was the good company I was in. All us young imbeciles wanted so badly to believe. Anyhow. Best for New Year, maybe the one we wake up. AFF
Childish, alas, what we do best. And why world love our Levis and Twinkies (or used to) and hate us. Zautres les Amerlos, zetes infiniment aimables mais casse-tout et cons comme bonjour, as they told me when I was a kid in France: Youre loveablebut butterfingered and dumb as dirt. Okay by me for epitaph. AFF
Nit well-picked. Also one of the bad guys in The Guard. Agree hes good and kinda wasted here. Always astound me how easily Brits do Gringo accent, yet does not seem to work other direction. Best, AFF
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Zero Dark Thirty. Directed by: Katherine Bigelow. Written by: Mark Boal (who?). Starring: Jessica Chastain... and that's about it. Anybody recognize these guys: Joseph Bradley, Edgar Ramirez, Mark Strong, Chris Pratt, Callan Mulvey? Anybody guess who these guys play: Tushar... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2013 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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Seven Psychopaths. Directed by: Martin McDonagh (who also wrote it, thus becoming, I believe, an auteur--variously pronounced--a temptation to avoid and the only thing than which could be worser than is child molester and not much worser at that) Starring:... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2012 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
TypePad HTML Email Cant seem to find way reply here. At any rate, do not feel bad. Had soccer explained to me many times...without that it evoke any interest (not played wiht helmet and stick, not American), AFF
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Trouble with the Curve. Directed by: For some reason Oscar (Tm)-winning director Eastwood dropped this one in the lap of Robert Lorenz (too much pressure?), primarily a producer (whatever it is they do) on Clint's flicks like Million-dollar, Iwo Jima,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2012 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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John Carter (of Mars). Directed by: Andrew Stanton. Starring: Taylor Kitsch (who?) as John Carter; Lynn Collins (who? ...but woof!) as Princess Dejah Vue; Willem Dafoe (if you can find him, bettern me); Thomas Haden Church (same same); Ciaran Hinds... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2012 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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Coriolanus. Directed by ("based," we are assured, on the "play" by William Shakespeare): Ralph Fiennes. Starring: Ralph Fiennes, Gerard Butler, Vanessa Redgrave (Who left the phonebook out in the rain? ...her looks--desiccated, pinched, bitter now--mirror her insufferable, brittle self-righteousness, so... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2012 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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Ladder 49. Directed by Jay Russell. Starring Joaquin Phoenix, John Travolta… and then you drop your voice. Francis Ford Coppola’s Gardens of Stone begins—and ends—with a soldier’s funeral where the whole world shows up, teary and pious, to hear the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2012 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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Act of Valor. Directed by: Mike McCoy and Scott Waugh (who for some reason refer to themselves as the "Bandito Brothers," howsomever only during séances of butt-slapping and drinking beer right outten the bottle on account of you ain't not... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2012 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
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Insomnia. Directed by Christopher Nolan. Starring Al Pacino, Hilary Swank, Martin Donovan. We'd be tempted to call this flick "film noir" if it weren't for the waves of light that flood both landscape and dreamscape in the Land of Midnight... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2012 at Sic Semper Tyrannis