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   StormCnter  Anyone else following "Amish Mafia"? I have a weird attraction to that show.
April 11 at 06:18 EST .




   StormCnter  This more properly belongs on the Movie wall, but that wall isn't used for discussing movies anymore. So...has anyone else seen "August: Osage County" and what did you think of it? I watched it yesterday. Intense is the best description I can offer.
April 10 at 05:26 EST .



   Yottyhere  I hope some others who have seen the movie comment with you. I had read about that movie the original screen play in Wikipedia and it sounded pretty intense and then when I read that Hollywood had made the movie I wondered about the casting....
Julia Roberts as Barbara seemed to me as a miscast how do you think she did?
April 10 at 13:02 EST .


   StormCnter  I thought everyone in the movie was great and Julia Roberts turned in the finest performance I have seen. But, I was surprised at the dark turns of the plot and the truly ugly confrontations among the family members. I felt a bit wrung out when it was over.
April 10 at 13:55 EST .

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   Yottyhere  Like life isn't scary enough.....

Be brave and get through the next 2 minutes and 41 seconds (if you can )

http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/tv-movies/scariest-
short-film-article-1.1732918


being truthful our overhead light is on and Buzzard is sitting behind me and the pugs are at various snoring phases about the room....so I am not alone but I still did close my eyes...wish I had kept them closed too.
March 25 at 14:59 EST .

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   Yottyhere  C'mon you guys....watch the 2 minutes and 41 seconds and give some feedback...
I don't like to think things like this scares me......but...........

1 .Was it scary?
2 .Or am I a dark room wuss?
3. Did you get startled at the end?

did you LIE on any of the previous 3 questions?
March 26 at 00:19 EST .

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   Rollingcow  I'm not sure about scary, but it is creepy as hell. Of course, it does make me glad that we have dogs and I sleep right next to the gun safe that can be opened with any of my fingerprints.
Mrs. Cow
March 26 at 09:04 EST .

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   Safetydude  How about boring?

When I saw who produced it I understood why the woman kept burying her head under the blanket, a true Swedish liberal.

Just waiting for the Gov't to come and protect her.
March 26 at 15:14 EST .

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   Yottyhere  MrsC I found another scary clip last night and I saved the link somewhere on this computer ...and duh when I find out where I hid the darn thing I'll post it on here.
Especially since you have decided to blame me and my scary clips every time you don't sleep well from now on .......hahaha
PS
Buzzard watched this one last night and agreed with you it was more creepy than scary..... :P to both of ya!
March 27 at 11:45 EST .

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   Rollingcow  Yeah, well, I dreamed about that freaky little person. It wasn't like she was scary though, she wanted to borrow my Visine for dry eyes.
Mrs. Cow
March 27 at 12:15 EST .

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   Yottyhere  I startle easily and grandsons were determined at one time to send me these dumb youtube videos where the direction has you looking close at the screen for some minor flaw or trick and then when you are leaning forward looking a horrible face or creature pops up in front of you....I caught on fast and I only got caught once or twice and then I was on guard,
But that first one ...there I was with my nose almost pressed on the monitor looking for some dumb thing on the auto driving fast on the desert and WHAM that face popped up and I nearly did a back flip....
yeah right it's funny now but I felt my heart almost lurch out of my mouth hahaha
March 27 at 22:36 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  some people are just sick in the head, and should not post.
April 4 at 13:05 EST .

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   Nugoddess  That was a scream! I remember one of those that came out - oh, years ago where you were told to turn up the volume and then that face. Ha ha ha ha ha! Made me jump but it was funny as heck! I guess I have a better sense of humor than others.
April 4 at 21:30 EST .

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   Rollingcow  I'm not much for television, meaning I don't sit down every night to watch it, but there are some things I like. We all got hooked on Ghosthunters when they first came on and still like watching them since they try to disprove there is anything going on so the things they do get that are odd make you wonder (not long, but until the commercial break is over anyway ). I have to say though my favorite of the ghost hunting shows has to be Ghost Adventures with Zach Baggins. They get locked in to haunted buildings then run around acting like morons until dawn getting 'possessed' willy nilly nor do they ever fail to get disembodied voices on their recorders. They are three of the biggest idiots on television and I love to watch them.
Mrs. Cow
March 7 at 11:32 EST .

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   Surfhut  I'm not much for TV either. I have local news playing while I'm getting ready for work in the mornings. Have re-runs of NCIS playing after work while cooking dinner because I have a crush on Mark Harmon's character (Gibbs ). Saturday mornings I sometimes have a couple of food network shows running while I organize my weekend. I'm really pretty boring.
March 9 at 10:05 EST .

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   Safetydude  We have Verizon basic. Our community makes a group buy each year with the cable provider that gives us the best deal.

Verizon has a couple of stations that I like.
One is MeTV, 'Memorable Televison' and the other one is 'Antenna TV'.

All oldies. Some even in the original kinescope B&W.
March 14 at 22:25 EST .

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   StormCnter  Does anyone else think "Duck Dynasty" has lost its freshness. I've watched the newest shows and they are only sporadically interesting. And I'm a big fan! Maybe the Robertsons should close it up and retire back to West Monroe, knowing how we appreciate their example and their influence.
March 6 at 16:04 EST .

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   Rollingcow  I'm still loving every minute of it. The Robertsons remind me of my brothers and their friends so it never stops amusing me.
Mrs. Cow
March 7 at 11:25 EST .

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   Sanddollar  Anybody seen House of Cards? I am watching it on Netflix and I read the article on lucianne.com site today from I believe Natl Review about it. It is entertaining and nice to watch with no commercials. Kevin Spacey's character is a real wheeler dealer (his wife too ) and I love how he talks to the camera about what he really feels or will do.
February 27 at 15:11 EST .

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   NotaBene  I starting watching The Good Wife and I loved it. I watched seasons 1-5 and now I have to wait for the next episodes. Season 1-4 was free in Amazon with Prime. I bought season 5 because I was completely hooked. Now I am watching The Guardian, about lawyers again, I like it, it is nice to watch TV while I knit.

Downton Abbey is my favorite, but we have a long wait for the next season.
February 24 at 22:47 EST .

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   Nugoddess  Any thoughts on the finale? I thought it was just a smidge too long - that nonsense with the letter was bogus.
February 26 at 08:56 EST .

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   Rollingcow  The only television I seem to watch every week is Duck Dynasty, I gave up on Downton Abbey after the second season. I do like Sherlock, Doctor Who and Midsomer Murders, but I buy them on DVD.
Mrs. Cow
February 20 at 19:27 EST .

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   Nugoddess  I am devoted to Downton Abbey but for the life of me I cannot get into Sherlock ; I think it's because Benedict Cumberbatch reminds me of Julian Assange.

Duck Dynasty is just fun!
February 21 at 12:07 EST .

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   NotaBene  I love Downton Abbey. It is a wonderful show, it is amazing how well we know the characters. The "verbal exchanges" between Countess Violet and Isobel are a lot of fun.

I also enjoy "The Good Wife". I was thinking of Midsomer Murders but have not watched it yet.
February 22 at 01:19 EST .

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   Rollingcow  I always think Sherlock should be played by an actor who is bit annoying so except for the Basil Rathbone/Nigel Bruce films I like the Sherlock who can be a real pain. My problem with Downton Abbey is that I just want to slap the girls for being so stupid.
Mrs. Cow
February 22 at 08:05 EST .

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   StormCnter  Slap the girls? How about Cora and her ever-present simper. The cow-eyes are so tiresome. She's supposed to be an American and Shirley MacLaine is her mother, for goodness sake! Where's the fire, the independence? Maybe Shirley MacLaine will slap her for me.
February 22 at 09:26 EST .

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   Nugoddess  Oh, you are so spot-on, Storm! Cora's ''simper'' is just so annoying! And how clueless is she that she cannot deduce Edith (AKA: Jan Brady ) is preggers?

Instead of simpering her way through Life, I would by far prefer to see Cora be an American, stand up, and kick Robert's ever-so-stupid behind from Downton all the way to York. Seriously, he almost drove the family into financial ruin and then after Matthew's death had the complete and utter gall to state that he should run the estate because he was ''looking out for George's best interest''.

Really, Robert? You blow Cora's millions and believe you should have controlling interest in more money?

Yeah, I don't think so.
February 22 at 12:26 EST .

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   NotaBene  I wrote on the post below that you can watch Downton Abbey in Amazon, they have Seasons 1 to 3 now and they are free if you have Amazon Prime.
February 22 at 13:35 EST .

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   Yottyhere  Okay have a question. We are finishing up watching the Soprano's from season 1-6 and next we can either watch Downton Abbey or Breaking Bad.
Do you think Buzz would enjoy DA? I adore things like that but don't want to foist it on him if it isn't a "guy thing."
February 23 at 09:47 EST .

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   NotaBene  Mr. Notabene refused to watch it with me the first time I was watching it. I thought he would like it so when I was watching it for the second time I told him to watch it with me, to at least try one episode. He complained a bit and said it was a chick flick but on the first episode he was hooked. He has watched the four seasons, enjoyed them and is now looking forward to next year for season 5.

My advice is to try it with Buzz, he might like it. It is very well done.
February 23 at 12:16 EST .

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   Nugoddess  If Buzz is enjoying The Sopranos he would probably prefer watching Breaking Bad or even Sons of Anarchy.

Downton Abbey
is a soap opera - it's well-written and performed on before a luscious backdrop but it's still a soap opera.

If Mr Cranky Pants liked Upstairs/Downstairs , he would probably like Downton Abbey.
February 23 at 12:30 EST .

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   NotaBene  Sometimes they have to watch a soap opera for their own good. It is nice to watch these programs together so we can comment on them.

Nu is right but you will not know if he does not try it. I am happy I made Mr. NotaBene watch it with me.
February 23 at 13:29 EST .

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   Nugoddess  This made me giggle. What a match up!
   February 20 at 18:20 EST .

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   StormCnter  Those verbal duels are the best on the series. If I were Isobel, however, I might be inclined to slam a door more often. I read a review of last Sunday's episode in the Daily Beast this morning, the reviewer hoping that Bates is going to be killed off (or otherwise disposed of ) in the last episode. The critic really, really doesn't like the Bates character.
Nooooooooooooo!
February 21 at 06:56 EST .

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   Nugoddess  Bates grates on my nerves, especially when he tortured Anna about her initial favoritism of Greene; Bates suspects Greene but he thought it was okay to chide Anna? That's a colossal display of cruelty.

Bates made Anna's rape all about himself and she wound up expending a grotesque amount of emotional energy worrying about his feelings and subsequently her worth to him. ''Your husband's a brooder.'' Forget that, Anna; your husband's a self-absorbed maniac.

Are we witnessing a new team of Mosley and Baxter? Could Barrow be loosing his grip on whatever hold he has over Baxter?

Things that make you go, ''Hmmmmmm''.
February 21 at 08:52 EST .

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   StormCnter  Isn't tomorrow's episode the end of this season? There are a LOT of loose ends to tidy up, so we can be sure many of them will remain messy. I'm tired of Mary's romantic quandaries and Edith's desperation. Mary got away with the dead Turk in her bed, so I'm not sure why Edith's pregnancy is supposed to be a moral problem in the family.

I like Bates, with his barely controlled simmer, but I'm not sure what he sees in Anna. Bates needs a strong woman, not a dishrag. [raising hand].
February 22 at 07:03 EST .

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   Nugoddess  Yeah, this is the season finale, more's the pity. Isobel's independence is far more attractive than Cora's insipidness. Perhaps Isobel will land Dr Clarkson - I believe Julian Fellowes has someone in mind for her ... maybe the peer.

Will Daisy quit the Abbey and move to her father-in-law's farm? He's such a sweet old chap and he treats her like gold. I think she and Alfred will eventually get together, perhaps at the end of the series when Alfred is a famous chef and she runs the farm.

Dang it! I'm just going to have to get all four seasons on DVD to get my Downton fix!
February 22 at 12:35 EST .

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   NotaBene  Nu, I have them all and love watching them again and again. You can watch the first three seasons in Amazon streaming, they are free if you have Amazon Prime. We will have the 4th season soon as it was already shown on TV.

At the moment they are filming season 5. Fellows said he is not sure there will be a 6. I hope we can continue watching more episodes of this great series. I love it!
February 22 at 13:33 EST .

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   Nugoddess  Yeah, I can see this will become my guilty pleasure. ;p
February 22 at 22:46 EST .

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   BirdsNest  Watched the movie "Last Vegas" last night, it was really funny. Mary Steenburgen was in it and it took me awhile to recognize her. The men are aging way better than she is.
February 17 at 11:59 EST .

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   StormCnter  Steenburgen is one of those actresses I have to look past the politics. When I can do that, she's fine. I liked her a lot in "Cross Creek" which was an all time favorite book in my younger days.
February 18 at 14:52 EST .

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   Nugoddess  Have you had the opportunity to visit Cross Creek, Storm? We live about 20 miles away and it is charming. Quite the inspiration for her writing.
February 20 at 15:19 EST .

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   StormCnter  Unfortunately, I have never been to Florida. It's on my bucket list, but I repeat that my bucket has a hole in it.
February 22 at 07:05 EST .

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