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   Susannah posted on Movies & Reviews  The trivia contests are fun. But is there a thread where we could discuss movies themselves?
July 16 at 14:00 EST .

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   Rake King  In view of the above I will not be doing any quizzes this evening or tomorrow so Susannah can discuss "movies themselves".

Have at it Susannah.
July 16 at 18:56 EST .

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   Gerty  Hello, MissSusannah! Forgive me for intruding, but I thought you might become familiar with another wall on the Connection. It may be just what you are looking for to discuss the "movies themselves"...suggested viewing, etc. It's not just for TV--you can use it for movies too.

Just saying... :- )
July 16 at 21:36 EST .

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   Safetydude  Ditto on the "Suggeststed Viewing/Listening" wall.
You start it Susannah and it will go from there.
July 16 at 21:47 EST .

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   HopeandGlory  We're waiting Susannah . . . which movie did you want to talk about, we'll gladly discuss it with you?

Stormcnter . . . here's your chance, you've been complaining on other walls that there's no place to "Discuss" movies . . . so, go for it!!!
July 16 at 22:42 EST .

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   Gram77  Hi Susannah. Discussing movies is no problem at all. The Viewing/Listening site has lots of space for this. I personally have become very fond of Rake over the years and hate to see him stop posting movies. He enjoys bantering with us and we enjoy raking our brains trying to figure out who the actors are and their movies I'll be watching for your next post.
July 16 at 23:11 EST .

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   Susannah posted on Suggested Reading  If you're a fan of "Downton Abbey," you might enjoy Julian Fellowes's novels. The first is "Snobs," which is about a young Englishwoman who marries for money and position. Not to give away the plot, but the subtext appears to be the ill-fated Prince Charles and Diana Spencer alliance. His second novel is "Past Imperfect," which has a very interesting premise, but wasn't as well-executed as "Snobs" (just my opinion ). Still, it's pretty well-paced, and you do want to find out the answer to the mystery the book presents.
June 15 at 11:28 EST .

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   RoseOfTexas  Thanks for the tip Susannah. I read Snobs & enjoyed it. Interesting, & reminded me to be grateful I'm American & not British!
July 12 at 18:40 EST .

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   Susannah posted on Main Page The Lobby  Ordinarily I wouldn't waste my or anyone else's time talking about books I didn't finish reading, but in this particular case, I will. Someone gave me a copy of Stephen King's "Doctor Sleep" several months ago, and I never got around to opening it till the other day. I'm not going to bother re-hashing the story, but when I got to the first scene in the book--I have no idea if it's the only one--involving the graphic extended torture and murder of a child, I slammed the thing shut and hurled it onto the floor. I have a strong stomach, but some things are unconscionable. I can't express how revolting and profoundly disturbing I found this.
March 16 at 22:03 EST .

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   Susannah  Oh, darn. I was reading on the book page, logged in, and meant to put the above post there. Sorry.
March 16 at 22:04 EST .

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   Yottyhere  Doctor Sleep is the continuation of The Shining.
The beginning of the book has the EPIGRAPH which is at the beginning of a literary composition, setting forth a theme.

the theme of The Shining being murder.

I admit it's a pretty rough theme for a book.
But I don't understand anyone reading the book or seeing movie The Shining would be upset that the theme of the follow up book is .....well murder...

Personal preference I liked The Shining
to me Doctor Sleep was sloppy and needed a lot of condensing ...it tended to blather on forever.... personally I think Stephen King has lost his "edge" ... it's like he ate a dictionary and feels compelled every few years to yak(throw ) it up for a few bucks.
His son, on the other hand has written a couple of good horror books like his good ole Dad use to write..
March 16 at 23:07 EST .

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   Fireball27  I quit reading Stephen King long ago. He is a liberal, and as far as I am concerned there are too many liberal books causing a carbon footprint we don't need. The same with Hollywood, too many movies and TV shows. We don't need the carbon footprint. We already have enough movies. Close Hollywood down. Just think of the pollution we can avoid!
March 17 at 14:03 EST .

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   StormCnter  I can't handle any book, Stephen King or not, that features harm to children. I don't buy them and I don't read them if I can spot them in time to avoid beginning the story.
March 18 at 08:24 EST .

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   MaxWedge  Didn't Stephen King also trash our troops a few years ago?
March 18 at 11:34 EST .

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   Susannah posted on Suggested Reading  Yesterday I picked up what looks like a very interesting and entertaining book: "If Walls Could Talk: An Intimate History of the Home." It's about how we have furnished and used our bedrooms, living rooms, kitchens, and bathrooms from the Middle Ages to the present. The author, Lucy Worsley, is chief curator of the historic royal palaces in England.
January 29 at 14:30 EST .

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   Susannah posted on Computers &Tech Issues  Help, please. In the lower left-hand corner of my screen, there's a message that reads: "Mozilla Firefox seems slow...to...start." In the lower right-hand corner, there are two messages: "Learn How to Speed It Up" and "Don't Tell me Again."

Is this Malware, or legitimately from Mozilla? I have the newest Norton security, plus Spybot Search and Destroy, and Ad Blocker Plus.
January 15 at 13:16 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  I use Mozilla Firefox and AdBlock without any messages like that, sounds like an infiltration. I also use Piriform cache cleaner about every 20 minutes to clean out everything. Do you have a good anti viral progorm?
January 15 at 19:47 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  program, guess spell check is an idiot
January 15 at 19:48 EST .

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   StormCnter  It's not a message from Mozilla. It's an ad. If you haven't done so already, download Adblock for Firefox.

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox
/addon/adblock-plus/


It's free, but a donation of 5.00 is appreciated, if you want.
January 16 at 17:43 EST .

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   RedWhiteBlue  I just did this...thanx for the tip. I hope it works well.
January 17 at 00:04 EST .

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   StormCnter  Susannah, have you checked in Control Panel/Programs? If, as EC says, it's something installed, you might spot an unauthorized program on the list and you can remove it. AdBlockPlus should have blocked it and Norton should have caught it, too. If nothing works, I would uninstall and reinstall Firefox, just to see that gets rid of it.
January 17 at 07:05 EST .

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   Susannah  Thanks so much for the good advice; I appreciate it. The message vanished of its own accord, and the scan was clean.
January 20 at 11:40 EST .

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   Susannah posted on Movies & Reviews  Since the title of the thread is "Movies and Review," has anyone seen any good movies lately?
January 13 at 13:00 EST .

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   Richdet  A couple of days ago I listed some recent movies, such as "Looper," with Joseph Gordon Levitt and Bruce Willis, that I would recommend.

Last week I caught a movie called "The Whole Town's Talking," which apparently was a big favorite back in 1935 and starring Edward G. Robinson and Jean Arthur. I was very taken with it, and would recommend it. I wasn't sure I was interested in seeing Robinson in a comedy, but he is wonderful in it, playing a dual role as a shy retiring bookkeeper who has the bad (then good ) fortune of being the double of a gangster who has just broken out of prison.

The movie was directed by John Ford, and was the film that made Jean Arthur a movie star with the public, though her movie career had dated back to the silents. She was the reason I checked out the movie because JA was my dad's favorite movie actress and I have a sister-in-law who looks just like her, speaking of doubles.
January 13 at 13:23 EST .

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   Susannah  One movie that I've always liked was "Educating Rita," with Michael Caine and Julie Walter. That and "Tender Mercies" with Robert Duvall strike me as two of the stand-outs from the early 1980s.
January 13 at 19:53 EST .

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   StormCnter  A couple of weeks ago, we watched "The Family" with Robert DeNiro and Michelle Pfiefer. It was fun, but really gory.
January 14 at 09:36 EST .

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   Susannah posted on Main Page The Lobby  Caleb Jacoby, the 16-year-old son of conservative columnist Jeff Jacoby, vanished at 12:30 p.m. on his way to school in Brookline, Mass. yesterday. The family would appreciate prayers for his safe return.
January 7 at 21:10 EST .

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   Mike PHX  Prayers sent. Jacoby is one of the good guys and I'm a fan of his columns, but prayers are needed for anyone going through this.
Good luck , Mr. Jacoby.
January 7 at 22:09 EST .

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   HopeandGlory  He's been found safe hallelujah . . . PTL!
January 9 at 22:13 EST .

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   Susannah posted on Suggested Reading  How many people here read and enjoyed the Flashman books? I was always disappointed Fraser never got around to writing the long-promised tale of Flashman fighting in the Civil War--on both sides.
November 16 at 11:05 EST .

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   StormCnter  I am not familiar with this series, but I read up on the Amazon page. How intriguing!

I'm midway through "It's Only Slow Food Until You Try to Eat It", by Bill Heavey. The sub-title is "Misadventures of a Suburban Hunter-Gatherer". Fun book!
November 17 at 06:33 EST .

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   Susannah posted on Main Page The Lobby  What terrible, terrible news. My deepest sympathy to all the Goldbergs.
February 12 at 09:25 EST .

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   Susannah posted on Movies & Reviews  I was thinking the other day that a number of extraordinarily good movies are based on biographies or autobiographies of singers: "Ray," "Coal Miner's Daughter," and "Walk the Line" come to mind immediately. There are many others.
January 12 at 22:33 EST .

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   Jes' me  "The Joker is Wild", with Frank Sinatra. "All the Way" is such a great song.
January 13 at 01:21 EST .

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   MsCharlotteVale  There's an older Susan Hayward movie, With a Song in My Heart. I love the songs in that and it's based on the life of Jane Froman. She sang for the troops in WWII, got injured badly but didn't give up. Thelma Ritter's in that one, gives a great performance too. AMC used to show it before they changed their format and became a commercial station.
January 13 at 04:08 EST .

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   StormCnter  "Sweet Dreams", Patsy Cline
January 13 at 05:33 EST .

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   MsCharlotteVale  Love Me or Leave Me, starring James Cagney and Doris Day. Sort of a strange pairing but a movie I've always enjoyed.
January 14 at 21:49 EST .

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   Schatzi51  "Great Balls of Fire", with Dennis Quaid and Winona Ryder.
Not extraordinarily good by any stretch of the imagination - I just think Dennis Quaid was cute.
January 16 at 01:16 EST .

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