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« Reply #2925: May 08, 2020, 10:33:07 PM »
Watched Lincoln Lawyer tonight. Fantastic movie.

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« Reply #2926: May 09, 2020, 09:49:57 PM »
Impractical Jokers movie was hilarious if you are a fan of the show.

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« Reply #2927: June 19, 2020, 03:59:59 PM »
Jaws turns 45 this weekend.  Geez.

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« Reply #2928: June 19, 2020, 04:30:43 PM »
Jaws turns 45 this weekend.  Geez.
Nah. He’s 69


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« Reply #2930: June 27, 2020, 10:30:40 PM »
Watched Just Mercy tonight. Fantastic, especially in light of current events. Highly recommended.

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« Reply #2931: June 29, 2020, 07:31:29 AM »
Watched the first Pirates of the Caribbean movie for the first time in well over a decade yesterday. I had forgotten how long it is; I remember that the two sequels are overly long, but the first one is too. There are certainly some fun parts to it, but quite honestly, it’s largely dull as hell when Johnny Depp isn’t on screen. It’s kinda remarkable to think back on what a cultural phenomenon the first three movies were. A series of pirates movies was a huge deal in, of all times, the mid-2000s. Seems very improbable.

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« Reply #2932: June 29, 2020, 07:41:31 AM »
Watched the first Pirates of the Caribbean movie for the first time in well over a decade yesterday. I had forgotten how long it is; I remember that the two sequels are overly long, but the first one is too. There are certainly some fun parts to it, but quite honestly, it’s largely dull as hell when Johnny Depp isn’t on screen. It’s kinda remarkable to think back on what a cultural phenomenon the first three movies were. A series of pirates movies was a huge deal in, of all times, the mid-2000s. Seems very improbable.
Johnny Depp is the only reason to watch that movie. 2003 was the summer of Depp. He was just as good in Once Upon a Time in Mexico

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« Reply #2933: July 03, 2020, 09:35:36 AM »
Hamilton on Disney+. Incredible.

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« Reply #2934: July 07, 2020, 08:05:11 PM »
Have watched Hamilton twice and will watch again this weekend. Easily the best film/play I’ve ever seen.

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« Reply #2935: July 08, 2020, 11:46:21 AM »
I didn't love Hamilton, there I said it.

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« Reply #2936: July 08, 2020, 11:55:12 AM »
I didn't love Hamilton, there I said it.
Only good Hamilton was Ray "Sugar Bear" Hamilton!  That roughing the passer call was worse than any tuck rule! 

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« Reply #2937: July 09, 2020, 02:04:33 PM »
I didn't love Hamilton, there I said it.

did you at least like it? :)

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« Reply #2938: July 09, 2020, 02:07:06 PM »
I didn't love Hamilton, there I said it.

I saw 1776 on broadway in 1972 (ish). I don't think I'd like this new-fangled culturally appropriated version either.  :couch:

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« Reply #2939: July 09, 2020, 02:18:46 PM »
I saw 1776 on broadway in 1972 (ish). I don't think I'd like this new-fangled culturally appropriated version either.  :couch:

FWIW, Hamilton takes very few liberties with the actual history. It is a meticulously researched production closely based on Ron Chernow's biographies of Hamilton and Washington. About the biggest creative liberty Miranda took was not noting that Angelic Schuyler was already married when she met Hamilton.  He has received some criticism as well by implying that Hamilton was an abolitionist though Hamilton wasn't outspoken on the subject and traded slaves in St. Croix as well as for relatives (and even Washington).

For me, one of the biggest take-aways is that it does a better job teaching people about the creation of our country than just about anything else I've ever seen.  It will be a staple of history classes for generations.  He also was willing to show the good, and bad, of every one of the major figures covered in the play.  Washington, for example, is treated as a complex figure who humbly discusses his previous failures on the battlefields in the French and Indian War and in the early days of the revolution.

Some do get worked up that the cast is largely of color, but Miranda's goal was to present the history of our country as it was by those who represent what it is today.

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« Reply #2940: July 09, 2020, 02:24:54 PM »
FWIW, Hamilton takes very few liberties with the actual history. It is a meticulously researched production closely based on Ron Chernow's biographies of Hamilton and Washington. About the biggest creative liberty Miranda took was not noting that Angelic Schuyler was already married when she met Hamilton.  He has received some criticism as well by implying that Hamilton was an abolitionist though Hamilton wasn't outspoken on the subject and traded slaves in St. Croix as well as for relatives (and even Washington).

For me, one of the biggest take-aways is that it does a better job teaching people about the creation of our country than just about anything else I've ever seen.  It will be a staple of history classes for generations.  He also was willing to show the good, and bad, of every one of the major figures covered in the play.  Washington, for example, is treated as a complex figure who humbly discusses his previous failures on the battlefields in the French and Indian War and in the early days of the revolution.

Some do get worked up that the cast is largely of color, but Miranda's goal was to present the history of our country as it was by those who represent what it is today.
Why did he choose to make it about Hamilton instead of Washington? 

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« Reply #2941: July 09, 2020, 02:29:13 PM »
to me Hamilton is the more compelling character, you also get to avoid the mythology built up around Washington 

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« Reply #2942: July 09, 2020, 02:31:08 PM »
to me Hamilton is the more compelling character, you also get to avoid the mythology built up around Washington
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« Reply #2943: July 09, 2020, 02:38:17 PM »
Why did he choose to make it about Hamilton instead of Washington? 

According to Miranda, he grabbed a copy of Ron Chernow's book to read on vacation. He had written a paper about Hamilton in high school and thought the book would be a big fat book for him to read on the beach.  In reading it he realized the similarities between Hamilton using his mind and writing to overcome his poverty and hip hop stars Miranda idolized.

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« Reply #2944: July 09, 2020, 02:43:46 PM »
According to Miranda, he grabbed a copy of Ron Chernow's book to read on vacation. He had written a paper about Hamilton in high school and thought the book would be a big fat book for him to read on the beach.  In reading it he realized the similarities between Hamilton using his mind and writing to overcome his poverty and hip hop stars Miranda idolized.
Thanks. I will have to watch it sometime.

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« Reply #2945: July 09, 2020, 02:47:56 PM »
Thanks. I will have to watch it sometime.

I've read the Chernow book (all 870 or so pages) as well. The play is the cliff notes. :)

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« Reply #2946: July 09, 2020, 02:50:08 PM »
to me Hamilton is the more compelling character, you also get to avoid the mythology built up around Washington 

To me, the way Miranda handled the complexities of Washington are one of the highlights of the play.  He's introduced as a savior but then proceeds to sing about all his failings.  The scene in Act II when he tells Hamilton he's not running for a third term, and they proceed to argue and then work on his farewell address (which Hamilton largely wrote) is just perfect (and emotional) storytelling IMHO.

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« Reply #2947: July 09, 2020, 03:33:06 PM »
i thought hamilton was great, super amazed at the performing talent of the cast and most of all the writing. writing musicals is so impressive to me. no idea how you do it.

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« Reply #2948: July 09, 2020, 03:37:22 PM »
Okay. I'm rethinking it. :)

FWIW, Hamilton takes very few liberties with the actual history. It is a meticulously researched production closely based on Ron Chernow's biographies of Hamilton and Washington. About the biggest creative liberty Miranda took was not noting that Angelic Schuyler was already married when she met Hamilton.  He has received some criticism as well by implying that Hamilton was an abolitionist though Hamilton wasn't outspoken on the subject and traded slaves in St. Croix as well as for relatives (and even Washington).

For me, one of the biggest take-aways is that it does a better job teaching people about the creation of our country than just about anything else I've ever seen.  It will be a staple of history classes for generations.  He also was willing to show the good, and bad, of every one of the major figures covered in the play.  Washington, for example, is treated as a complex figure who humbly discusses his previous failures on the battlefields in the French and Indian War and in the early days of the revolution.

Some do get worked up that the cast is largely of color, but Miranda's goal was to present the history of our country as it was by those who represent what it is today.

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« Reply #2949: July 09, 2020, 03:43:46 PM »
i thought hamilton was great, super amazed at the performing talent of the cast and most of all the writing. writing musicals is so impressive to me. no idea how you do it.

it took him over a year to write the first song, and six years to write the whole thing.  The guy is an absolute genius (he was writing the music to Moana while doing Hamilton 8 times a week too).