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Old 05-24-2020, 10:59 PM
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Dystopian Double Feature:

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Old 05-25-2020, 06:51 AM
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Cool Hand Luke is a great one.
I like most all Steve McQueen flicks also.
ALL James Bond films except the AWFUL Pierce Brosnan ones; I have all of them on DVD.
Sean Connery Bond films are the best, very closely followed by Daniel Craig.
Top Gun is a good one too.
Downhill Racer with Robert Redford.
For "garbage" flicks, Reform School Girls and Dr. Butcher, Medical Deviant, AKA "Zombie Holocaust".
Most Lee Van Cleef Westerns.

Rounders with Matt Damon, Edward Norton, Martin Landau, and John Malkovich as Teddy KGB.
I have no idea who the WET BLANKET/BUZZ KILL chick was in that movie, but her character SUCKED.


Do you mean Gretchen Mol? Disregarding her, Rounders was a good movie.
I did like her movie "The Thirteenth Floor"

My favorite actors are:

Gene Hackman
Paul Newman
Sean Connery
Steve McQueen
Tommy Lee Jones
Harrison Ford

I've probably seen everything thing each of them have been in. Sidebar, Gene Hackman and Tommy Lee Jones were in "The Package"
So many movies I've seen, enjoyed most of them, I think I've seen every movie mentioned in this thread.
I'd love to see "Logan's Run" remade now. Michael York could do Peter Ustinov' s role now. "The Shining" should NEVER be remade, though it's fascinating to watch the YouTube Deepfake clips from it with Jim Carrey's face on Jack Nicholson
Fred Astaire's last movie was "Ghost Story", with a young Alice Krige.
I could go on for hours about movies lol
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Old 05-25-2020, 08:10 AM
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My wife recently got hooked on Svengoolie, on MeTV. I've recently seen several classic movies in their entirety for the first time, that I probably should have seen years ago:

Attack of the 50 Foot Woman
Frankenstein
Munsters, Go Home!
This Island Earth


Svengoolie had Mr. Sardonicus a few week ago. I’d forgotten how cheesy—yet watchable that movie was.
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Old 05-26-2020, 06:49 AM
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I have to go with Robert DuVal and Gary Oldman. I think Oldman often doesn't get the credit he deserves because half the movies he's in, you never realize it's him.
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Old 05-27-2020, 04:52 PM
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Sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. Condolences to you and your family. And under these current circumstances, I’m sure that had to make a difficult situation even more trying.

God’s blessings and peace to you and yours.

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Thanks... I appreciate it!

Actually, the pandemic mess was a blessing in disguise... Well, I hate to use the word "blessing" but actually if there was a bright spot out of this entire mess, it was that it happened and mom's passing coincided... It would have been EXTREMELY difficult had Betty and Keira and my sister and BIL and their kids still been working full time "on the job" IN SCHOOL. As it was, the lockdowns really started in earnest in our area about the middle of spring break, the week before Mom fell and hit her head the following Monday. We had gone up to Shiner the weekend spring break started and Mom actually went to a craft show with Betty and Keira while I was working on the farm, so they had a nice enjoyable time between them. The schools decided to close for a couple weeks more before Spring Break was over, we were already pretty much self-isolating at that point because we realized that basically WE (Betty, Keira, and I) were going to be the main "point of contact" between Mom and the outside world during the whole mess-- my brother and sister in law were (and have been, still are) working at the county barn, and lo and behold a couple guys and their families went on a cruise over spring break and he didn't tell anybody about it until halfway through the day, including after their "all hands on deck" meeting in closed quarters, SO, my brother and SIL went into self-imposed "quarantine" from other family members due to that. Mom had SEVERE COPD and a lot of other health issues, and so we figured "we were gonna be it" for the duration, and we were being doubly careful because we KNEW that *if* she got it, it would be a virtual death-sentence. We WOULD have taken her to church the Sunday as spring break ended, the roughly 25-45 member church she attended in Yoakum was still (and did throughout the entire duration of the lockdowns) having Sunday worship services, but at that point we told her "it's not a good idea for you to go this Sunday, being inside a closed building (even with the congregation "social distancing" by spreading out apart from each other in the building) and so we didn't take her... I was planning to go get her groceries and other shopping list items like Tuesday or Wednesday. When she fell and we thought she'd get out of the hospital in a day or two, we basically put ourselves in "self isolation" and didn't go to the store or anything any more than necessary, and took a lot of precautions like face masks and gloves or not touching things any more than necessary, and using hand sanitizer, when most of the surrounding area in Lavaca and Dewitt counties were still very much "business as usual" and we were the stand-outs... Fort Bend County, where Needville is, got up around 2000 cases, whereas Lavaca county only had SIX, being halfway between Houston and San Antonio... so it wasn't rocket science to figure out where to spend MOST of our time... when Mom was "in limbo" in the hospital having good and bad days, thinking she'd get out "in a day or two" only to find out later it'd be "maybe the end of the week", we did travel back and forth between Mom's house on the Shiner farm and our house on the Needville farm, but basically we ONLY stopped for gas at Buccee's in Wharton and didn't go in there; I gloved up and pumped gas and operated the pump with the right hand and opened the gas cap and vehicle doors with the left hand, and sanitized up afterwards... We pretty much stayed home while in Fort Bend County, the only exception being Betty made a couple grocery runs and to get our prescriptions... Otherwise we did as much as possible in Shiner. We knew once she DID get out of the hospital, we'd have to stay with her at least a couple weeks while she recuperated and got back on her feet. Sadly it didn't work out that way.

When she fell, we got up there a couple hours aftewards (it's a 90 minute plus drive, and we had to grab stuff for an "overnight bag") and they weren't letting but ONE family member into the hospital, which we felt Betty was the healthiest and best able to understand all the medical stuff, so she went in. After the gloves and mask and all the procedures and checks to get in, she found out what was going on and brought a report back to us in the van and my uncle (mom's brother) and his wife who'd driven out from Victoria an hour south... He's on dialysis every other day and they eat out nearly every meal, and Victoria is a larger but less prosperous shall we say area, so I really didn't want him to visit Mom and possibly bring her the coronavirus unintentionally. Little did we know it would be THREE WEEKS before she got out of the hospital...

Mom didn't like being in the hospital, but it was particularly bad with this pandemic stuff... the very next day, Tuesday, Betty drove over 10 miles to the hospital in Yoakum and went through the visitor screening procedure-- she was the last one they let in to the hospital, and they told her once she left that day (either earlier in the day or at the conclusion of visiting hours) she wouldn't be allowed back in. SO, basically mom was in there 3 weeks with NO VISITORS ALLOWED. That made it doubly worse, despite the necessity of it. All the staff was in masks at all times, so basically you never saw a human face... just a mask with eyes, and touched by gloved hands. They DID call us to come in for "training" on how to help her transition into a wheelchair or to the potty and stuff, which was basically just a way of getting us into the hospital to motivate her to cooperate and work on her therapy and lift her spirits. She was MORE than ready to come home, but unfortunately she started going downhill within just a few days, and it became apparent by mid-week that she was going to have to go back into the hospital... I felt at that point we could be looking at an end-of-life situation, and I felt the risk was minimal to have the family come in and visit her, so I called my brother and SIL, sister and BIL and their 2 boys, and my uncle and his wife and daughter and granddaughter came to visit her before she went back to the hospital and thus back into "isolation". She was in the hospital another week or so and it was apparent that basically they'd done all they could medically for her, antibiotics weren't working, her heart would stabilize for a bit then go wonky again, etc. The choice then was either 1) skilled nursing (nursing home) or 2) home on hospice. Nursing homes are in the same lockdowns as hospitals, ie NO VISITORS, and she was already refusing to take her meds, eat, or do anything with the hospital staff, she was SO upset at the situation by that point. With antibiotics not working on her infections, I knew it was a matter of time before she went septic or got a fatal infection, and skilled nursing wouldn't be able to do much to prevent it, particularly since nursing homes and hospitals are quite prone to having the bad drug resistant staph and other infectious organisms... SO, she could go into a nursing home and AGAIN not be allowed any visitors, or come home and have her family around her, so that's what we chose... She lasted about a week at home, but she got to say goodbye to everyone and everyone got to say goodbye to her, she even talked via phone with her favorite cousin in Hemphill up in deep East Texas, and her other cousin between Lufkin and Dallas...

SO, given the crummy situation this pandemic and lockdowns have put us ALL in, this was just about as good of a situation as it could be given how things worked out... When mom was at home, Betty, Keira, and I were taking it in shifts-- Betty has stayed on "school schedule" and would get up about 5:00-5:30, and go to bed around 11-11:30 at night. I'm more of a "night owl" and would go to bed about 2:30 normally, I stayed up til about 3-4 to help her as needed before I hit the sack to get up around 11-noon, and during the interim between when I went to bed and Betty got up, Keira was up on her computer or phone chatting with friends or doing school work or watching memes and Tik-Toks, and if Mom needed something, she would come get either me or Betty to help her, depending on who's time it was closer to (mine or Betty's).

That would have been IMPOSSIBLE if Betty and Keira were back in school during her illness and deterioration... I couldn't have taken care of her by myself without them. SO, actually the pandemic lockdowns ended up helping us out... it was about the best that could be expected given the situation.

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Old 05-27-2020, 05:15 PM
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I have to go with Robert DuVal and Gary Oldman. I think Oldman often doesn't get the credit he deserves because half the movies he's in, you never realize it's him.


Like "Darkest Hour"... that's a GOOD ONE!!! OL J R
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