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   MeiDei posted on Movies & Reviews  

The Rita Hayworth dancing to Staying Alive
if it doesn't open try the link
3 minutes ago .

   MeiDei posted on Movies & Reviews  1972 movie

Based on the renowned play by Anthony Shaffer, this mystery finds Andrew Wyke, a wealthy author of detective novels and game aficionado, facing off against his wife's lover, Milo Tindle, a middle-class hair salon-owner. When Wyke, who is seemingly content to split from his wife strikes an unusual deal with Tindle, it sets into motion a fierce game of one-upmanship between the two, with the stakes growing increasingly higher.

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   HopeandGlory  I think this is "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" with Sir Laurence Olivier and Michael Caine.
48 minutes ago .

   MeiDei  You've named the two actors correctly, but it's a different movie.
9 minutes ago .

   MeiDei posted on Movies & Reviews  2014 thriller/action

When a boyfriend tricks her into delivering a briefcase to a supposed business contact, the once-carefree student is abducted by thugs who intend to turn her into a drug mule. She is surgically implanted with a package containing a powerful chemical, but it leaks into her system, giving her superhuman abilities, including telekinesis and telepathy. With her former captors in pursuit, she seeks out a neurologist, who she hopes will be able to help her.

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   MeiDei posted on Coffee Klatch  Do you remember getting up out of bed without making sound effects?
   17 hours ago .

   Gram77  How funny and yes I remember. Used to be that I was up and on my way. No more. : )
2 hours ago .

   MeiDei posted on Movies & Reviews  2008 drama
Retired auto worker and Korean War vet Walt Kowalski fills emptiness in his life with beer and home repair, despising the many Asian, Latino and black families in his neighborhood. Walt becomes a reluctant hero when he stands up to the gangbangers who tried to force an Asian teen to steal Walt's treasured car. An unlikely friendship develops between Walt and the teen as he learns he has more in common with his neighbors than he thought.

   20 hours ago .

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   Gram77  Clint Eastwood in Gran Torino. One of my favorites.
19 hours ago .

   MeiDei  Right you are! One of my favorites also.
18 hours ago .

   GO3  One of my favorites, too, but I take issue with him despising people of other races or, as some put it in descriptions of this movie, as him being a racist. I grew up with Korean War vets in my family and their friends and in the context of the time, names of ethnic groups we consider "offensive" were the norm. Walt called his barber a w*p. Does this mean he's a racist towards...uh...white Italians? Second, the people Walt despised were thugs, crooks and able folks who wouldn't take care of their property turning the place into a war zone. I also grew up in a neighborhood that eventually got overrun by newer developments while criminals and/or lazy people filled in the vacuum. And these were whites. And last, take a look at BLM, multi-millionaire NFL players, and their liberal enablers of any race. I'm sure Walt would be just as upset as these developments as he was his own neighborhood. JMO, but there are several levels to this movie that we overlook.
16 hours ago .

   MeiDei  All good points & well taken. What struck me was the absence of family in his personal life & their entitled expectations at the reading of the will vs. the contrast with his neighbors. Then again we see the conflict in the neighbor's 'extended' family with them - as Walt also noticed. I find it amazing, today, disturbingly so, how calling someone a pejorative word is unacceptable but saying/writing the f bomb & several equally vulgar words is OK.
We are surrounded by hypocrisy, I prefer Walt's form. Unfortunately, many of the girls today use coarse language yet still expect to be seen & treated as ladies. So just as the boy & his sister were mistreated (in their case by cousins ) for being decent - so yesterday's & some of today's innocents are made fun of & made to feel unwanted. The good thing is going forward it's been surveyed that today's pre-teens are said to be ultra conservative for the most part, (specifically against smoking, pre-marital sex, alcohol & substance abuse, & a few others ). I hope so and I hope to live to see it.
3 hours ago .

   MeiDei posted on Movies & Reviews  2006 American-British independent film/COMEDY
After his father's demise, Charlie Price inherits the family business, a men's shoe factory in Northampton, England. He is not interested in shoes, and the factory is in such dire financial straits that he must lay off 15 employees. However a fortuitous encounter with a transvestite cabaret singer inspires Charlie to save the factory from closure by producing erotic footwear, much to the chagrin of the workers.

   21 hours ago .

   HopeandGlory  Love this movie . . . "Kinky Boots" with Joel Edgerton, Chiwetel E? something (can't spell it ), Linda Basset and Sarah Jane Potts.
20 hours ago .

   MeiDei  Chiwetel Ejiofor it is and you are right about the others and title. I watched this for the first time today, wasn't sure I would like it but I sure did - true comedy with valuable lessons.
18 hours ago .

   MeiDei  forgot to add - this was based on a true story.
18 hours ago .

   MeiDei posted on Main Page The Lobby  

Chad Prather responds to lady offended at Hobby Lobby
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   MeiDei posted on Dogs, Cats & Critters  Why petting your dog is important

Yesterday at 22:04 EST .

   MeiDei posted on Coffee Klatch  tell me how they do it .....

Yesterday at 21:03 EST .

   GO3  Rollerskates?
Yesterday at 22:52 EST .

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   MeiDei  Evidently not, see:

the same group
Yesterday at 23:49 EST .

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   GO3  The second video shows they are not as smooth as the first, but apparently no roller skates. I did notice the stage floor seems to be very highly polished. Maybe this allows their shoes to skim over the surface with multiple small foot movements. This is pure speculation though.
Yesterday at 01:46 EST .

   MeiDei  I thought roller or ice skates at first but cancelled that out since they never bent their knees to accelerate; then I thought magnets & gave myself a head slap for that. No, they just have superior upper body control as well as the legs. I think they're remarkable as do their audiences.
23 hours ago .

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   Gram77  I googled this and cannot find a specific explanation of how they use/move their feet. However, it explained their training and it makes ballet we are used to seeing a picnic in the park. Training is not kind and those women work very, very hard under constant scolding and being screamed at. Whatever, it is truly beautiful.
19 hours ago .

   MeiDei posted on Movies & Reviews  

Old time stars dance to Uptown Funk
Yesterday at 17:40 EST .

   MeiDei  Who knew the Marx Brothers and Laurel & Hardy were so talented!
Yesterday at 18:59 EST .

   StormCnter  Loved it, Mei.
Yesterday at 06:05 EST .

   GO3  This is great!
Yesterday at 08:17 EST .

   MeiDei  I'm so glad you both enjoyed it, I think the editing is brilliant!
23 hours ago .

   Gram77  I could watch dancing forever.
18 hours ago .

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