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Re: OT: Art, Music, Literature, Media, and More! Part 2 

Post#1501 » by Captain_Caveman » Mon Aug 16, 2021 7:12 am

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99% of doctor shows are unwatchable for me.
I realize they must take dramatic license & wrap it up in 60 minutes, but the medicine portrayed is almost always light years away from reality.
And how difficult would it be to hire a medical person who could tell the actors how to pronounce the medical terms correctly?
Fortunately for them, 99.99% of the viewers don’t know fact from fiction, & just enjoy the drama & the obligatory **** by docs & nurses.

PS Also, it gives the average viewer a skewed perspective on how medicine is practiced. On House, the “team” performed neurosurgery on Mondays & administered chemo on Tuesdays. Also, most docs know little about other specialties - contrary to popular belief. These shows usually promulgate & reenforce the fallacy that every doc knows everything.


Law enforcement calls this the CSI effect and it has a major impact on trials and jury selection.


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Beware this in your neck of the woods:

https://www.livescience.com/brain-eating-amoeba-california-tehama-county.html

https://www.livescience.com/brain-eating-amoeba-expanded-range-northern-united-states.html

https://www.acpjournals.org/doi/pdf/10.7326/0003-4819-74-6-923


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Post#1502 » by Ed Pinkney » Fri Aug 20, 2021 4:45 am

Not sure how many people on this board would be aware of him, but British comedian Sean Lock passed away from cancer a few days ago. I didn't even know he was sick.

Frequent guest/cast member on a variety of British quiz and panel shows, which I watch a lot of. Very sad news.



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Post#1503 » by Ed Pinkney » Wed Aug 25, 2021 11:40 pm

The Matrix or Skynet is on its way.


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Post#1504 » by Curmudgeon » Fri Aug 27, 2021 2:29 pm

But can the robots salsa dance?

On a completely different note. Any other fans of Roderigo y Gabriella on this forum?

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Post#1505 » by jmr07019 » Fri Sep 3, 2021 12:37 am

Curmudgeon wrote:But can the robots salsa dance?

On a completely different note. Any other fans of Roderigo y Gabriella on this forum?



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Post#1506 » by jmr07019 » Fri Sep 3, 2021 12:38 am

Two episodes in to “click bait” on Netflix and it’s really good so far.
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Post#1507 » by canman1971 » Fri Sep 3, 2021 2:51 am

Some bands don't get the recognition they deserve. They did back in the 90s, but their new stuff is even better.
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Post#1508 » by Ed Pinkney » Sat Sep 4, 2021 12:36 am

New Animals as Leaders track dropped yesterday. For those who listen to this sort of stuff, I wasn't sure if their new music was going to be as heavy and crunchy as their previous albums. Seems I didn't need to worry. New album is supposedly finished but no release date yet.


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Post#1509 » by bucknersrevenge » Sat Sep 4, 2021 7:02 pm

Saw Shang-Chi last night. Really good film. Among their better films. Cinematography was gorgeous. Acting was solid and the fight choreo really brought it in a way that I haven't seen on screen in a while. But beyond that, what really impressed me was how they really took great care with regard to unpacking Asian cultural traditions, norms, values and Asian-American cultural family dynamics, myths, and stereotypes like the Model Minority myth and the Perpetual Foreigner myth. The director of the film is Hawaiian and he really made a film here that speaks to the entire Asian diaspora in much a similar way to how Black Panther spoke to the African diaspora. I don't know that this film will have the same popular and cultural impact as BP (especially still in the middle of a pandemic) but nevertheless, Shang-Chi really feels like a love letter to those people and provides such a timely sociopolitical commentary.
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Post#1510 » by zoyathedestroya » Sun Sep 5, 2021 3:44 am

bucknersrevenge wrote:Saw Shang-Chi last night. Really good film. Among their better films. Cinematography was gorgeous. Acting was solid and the fight choreo really brought it in a way that I haven't seen on screen in a while. But beyond that, what really impressed me was how they really took great care with regard to unpacking Asian cultural traditions, norms, values and Asian-American cultural family dynamics, myths, and stereotypes like the Model Minority myth and the Perpetual Foreigner myth. The director of the film is Hawaiian and he really made a film here that speaks to the entire Asian diaspora in much a similar way to how Black Panther spoke to the African diaspora. I don't know that this film will have the same popular and cultural impact as BP (especially still in the middle of a pandemic) but nevertheless, Shang-Chi really feels like a love letter to those people and provides such a timely sociopolitical commentary.

Looks to be a surefire box office hit already. Could've been a bigger hit in theaters if not for covid.
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Post#1511 » by sam_I_am » Mon Sep 6, 2021 1:59 am

Wind River on Netflix. Awesome.
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Post#1512 » by canman1971 » Mon Sep 6, 2021 6:05 am

sam_I_am wrote:Wind River on Netflix. Awesome.

Just watched it. Crazy thing is I watched a couple of years ago, but took me a while to realize it. Pandemic has weird effects on the brain.
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Post#1513 » by bisme37 » Mon Sep 6, 2021 9:01 pm

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Post#1514 » by sam_I_am » Thu Sep 9, 2021 8:39 pm

canman1971 wrote:
sam_I_am wrote:Wind River on Netflix. Awesome.

Just watched it. Crazy thing is I watched a couple of years ago, but took me a while to realize it. Pandemic has weird effects on the brain.


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Post#1515 » by Ed Pinkney » Thu Sep 9, 2021 11:52 pm

I watched the original Dune movie the other day for the first time since watching it as a kid in the late 80's. After that long a time, I only really remembered visuals and the basics - giant sandworms, blue eyes, Sting wearing a metal nappy (diaper) etc. I was surprised what an oddly (and I guess badly) made movie it seemed to be on the rewatch, it had such a weird vibe I have no recollection of picking up on as a kid. I assume a lot of this was conscious decision making by David Lynch, as well as the hand cuffs he had with the depth of the source material, the limitations of the technology etc. There is so little proper dialogue, so much of it is done through weird, internal monologues, so many characters hardly get any development at all, so much of the story just seemed left out.

Anyway, the preview for the remake looks amazing (I know its been out for like a year, but it is one of the first movies in a long time I am really, really looking forward to seeing).







The new Matrix movie trailer came out today as well. I've got to say, it is looking very "Force Awakens"-ish, rehashing a lot of the original movie plots points and visuals.


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Post#1516 » by bucknersrevenge » Sun Sep 12, 2021 6:50 pm

I am a billions years late on Lupin but it is excellent.
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Post#1517 » by zoyathedestroya » Mon Sep 13, 2021 1:23 pm

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Post#1518 » by zoyathedestroya » Yesterday 10:44 pm

Where Pacino62 at?? If you're lurking, hope everything's good with you, dude. Missing your film recos here.

A few I really liked past couple of weeks: CODA (2021), Capharnaüm (2018), Wild Tales (2014), Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019), The Father (2021), The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019), Yesterday (2019), The Art of Racing in the Rain (2019).
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Post#1519 » by MagicBagley18 » Yesterday 11:15 pm

zoyathedestroya wrote:Where Pacino62 at?? If you're lurking, hope everything's good with you, dude. Missing your film recos here.

A few I really liked past couple of weeks: CODA (2021), Capharnaüm (2018), Wild Tales (2014), Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019), The Father (2021), The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019), Yesterday (2019), The Art of Racing in the Rain (2019).


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