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Why we all need subtitles now

“It’s not you — TV dialogue has gotten harder to hear.” Edward Vega at Vox: Have you ever been watching a show or movie, and then a character delivers a line so unintelligible you have to scramble to find the remote and rewind? For me, this moment came during the climax of the Pete Davidson […]

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Bad Santa 2

Willie: [to Thurman] Now listen, here’s how it works. She’s gonna pull her rig off and she’s gonna get on all-fours. Then you stand behind her and drop your rig. Now you’re gonna see somethin’ that looks like some kind of Japanese food – it ain’t, so don’t eat it – that’s the bullseye. Then […]

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Bad Santa

Willie: What is it with you, anyway? Somebody drop you on your fucking head? Kid: On my head? Willie: Well, yeah. What, are they gonna drop you on somebody else’s head? Kid: How can they drop me onto my own head? Willie: No, not onto your… Would… God damn it! Are you fucking with me? […]

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People: Those We Lost in 2022

Tough year. Particularly tough for me was Taylor Hawkins. I’ve been a Foo Fighter fan for years and years. In fact, I couldn’t listen to Foo Fighters music from the time I learned of Taylor Hawkins’ death, until the London tribute concert — 5 and a half months. Gone, but not forgotten.

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Life’s this game of inches

I don’t know what to say, really. Three minutes till biggest battle of our professional lives. All comes down to today. And either we heal as a team, or we’re gonna crumble. Inch by inch, play by play, till we’re finished. We’re in hell right now, gentlemen. Believe me. And, we can stay here, get […]

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Elvis +45 years

On this day, 45 years ago (that’s 1977, for those who aren’t great at math), Elvis Presley died.

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R.I.P. Anne Heche

Anne Heche, perhaps best known for her role as Robin Monroe in Six Days, Seven Nights, but also known for her roles in Donnie Brasco, Wag the Dog, I Know What You Did Last Summer, and Psycho as well as TV roles in Another World, and Hung, to name but a few of her credits, […]

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John Lasseter’s Second Act

Rebecca Keegan and Carolyn Giardina reporting at The Hollywood Reporter: No one could tell a story like Lasseter — until he resigned as Disney Animation/Pixar’s chief creative officer in the wake of #MeToo complaints. Now head of Skydance’s animation division, where he oversaw August’s ‘Luck,’ he’s attempting to turn his own story around. As a […]

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What is the answer to 99 out of 100 questions?

My father wrote about this in his book. Chapter 1… Page 1… Paragraph 1: What is the answer to 99 out of 100 questions? Money. — Tom Cruise as David Aames, Vanilla Sky (R 2001).

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Prince Rogers Nelson +6

On this day, 6 years ago, the world lost Prince, and it’s been downhill ever since…

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