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My take on a marvelous film by one of my favorite film-makers, P.T. Anderson, based on a novel by one of my favorite writers, Thomas Pynchon.
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Just love Krugman. Give it to 'em, Paul :)

"Finally, one of the interesting political developments of this election cycle has been the triumphant return of voodoo economics, the “supply­side” claim that tax cuts for the rich stimulate the economy so much that they pay for themselves.

"In the real world, this doctrine has an unblemished record of failure. Despite confident right­wing predictions of doom, neither the Clinton tax increase of 1993 nor the Obama tax increase of 2013 killed the economy (far from it), while the “Bush boom” that followed the tax cuts of 2001 and was unimpressive even before it ended in financial crisis. Kansas, whose governor promised a “real live experiment” that would prove supply­side doctrine right, has failed even to match the growth of neighboring states."
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OK, so the first time I saw this excellent "hard sci fi" thriller I was mainly freaked out by the ending. Which I won't spoil for any of you. I purchased this on Google Play and watched again in glorious HD on my 60" Sony Bravia and wow, now I appreciate the technical excellence of "Europa Report". Exquisitely beautiful, and unique P.O.V. camera work, which I normally really don't like. A solid story, based in pretty solid science, along with first-rate performances and you have the recipe of outer-space perfection. Please enjoy in HD, if you do watch :)
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I knew there was a reason why I was happy this lunatic, #RandPaul  announced he was running. He is so, so entertaining...
The Republican presidential candidate’s quick-tempered side was showing in an appearance on the “Today” show on Wednesday.
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+Eric Warren ok I don't even know who Bradley Cooper is and I am too tired to bother looking him up.
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Watched this classic noir-ish psychological thriller on Amazon Prime last night. Excellent print, by the way, with top notch digital transfer. The credits read like a who's who of B&W perfection - Anatole Litvak (who co-produced) as helmsman, the inimitable Franz Waxman did the music. Litvak has a marvelous Hitchcock-esque cameo about 2/3 of the way in. But what really steals the show here -- even more than Barbara Stanwyck's almost over the top performance -- is, of all things, the telephone. The conceit of making a seemingly mis-dialed telephone number the centerpiece of a frightfully ingenious plot is, well, pure genius.  From the chain-smoking operators, to the constant close-ups of various mid-century telephones (and phone booths!) the telephone really IS the main character in the film. One funny piece of trivia, the number that Stanwyck's character is calling at the beginning of the film starts with "Murray Hill" (presumably denoting M and H for the first two numbers. Murray Hill is where Lucent Technologies's (and Bell Labs') headquarters was for many years. Lucent (formerly AT&T) was the company that made the phone network and even many of the telephones - probably the very phone that Stanwyck was calling Murray Hill on.
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+Gram Znatch I completely agree.
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It is always strange to go back and read the critics reviews of a film, after I have seen it for the first time. While many critics I admire loathed this clever, somewhat atmospheric crime thriller, I actually thought it was a great deal of fun. Most positive and negative reviews have noted (with praise) Vincent D'Onofrio's scene-chewing work as the Meth dealer Pooh Bear, but I actually thought the entirety of D.J. Caruso's freshman effort as helmsman was very decent. Many critics derided the milieu of the film -- set amongst the seedy world of SoCal Gack addicts and dealiers -- as unredeeming. I however thought the lighting and photography, in particular the loving way L.A. is photographed ((500) Days of Summer, anybody) stood in ironic contrast to the truly seedy setting and made for an effective artistic technique. The moral center(s) of the film is/are Val Kilmer's character, who may or may not be the seediest of them all, and Peter Sarsgaard's fabulous heel follower. The two partners in addiction and crime develop what has to be one of the more touching bromances-set-in-a-drug-underworld I've seen in many a moon. Perhaps this was pre-Breaking Bad, and so the the apparent offensiveness of the material stood out more. I don't know. I liked it, and it looks great in HD on Amazon Prime.
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I, too, really appreciated this film, as well as Val Kilmer's performance. 
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I am glad I wait to see some films - especially ones that have any 'controversy' associated with them. It gives me distance that allows a more objective evaluation. This riveting drama is no exception, as many musicians and those in the music education field felt that its 'stern' music teacher was a bit unrealistic. Maybe more than a bit. It kind of begs the question of how 'accurate' a film is required to be when portraying 'real life'. This topic has been debated ever since cinema was invented, but isn't the purview of my capsule review. I can't stop thinking about this film, not only because of the sensational performances by the Oscar-winning J.K. Simmons or the remarkable Miles Teller, the excellent camera work and editing, and of, course, the music. What I can't stop thinking about is the underlying question the film asks: is there a line, and when is it appropriate to cross it? That is more of a philosophical question, but that very question is interrogated well by 'Whiplash'. You don't have to have any familiarity with music education (I do, having had two daughters in the very competitive world of High School Marching Bands) or performance (have sung in church and secular choirs for most of my adult life) to appreciate the commitment that it really DOES take to make excellent music. But at what cost? Exactly...
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+Frank Ball I never had a Choir Director slap me in the face, but I have been shusshed when I was trying to work with my bass section to figure out who is singing bass, and who baritone. Sheesh...
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Awesome. On a bathroom wall at a McDonald's in #Oklahoma . Maybe this #redstate that used to be a #bluestate is still a bit blue after all.
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Just when my little #Bluestate  self was getting truly melancholy about living in a #Redstate , here I read this marvelous, and thoughtful column about the hateful #intolerance  being practiced in what are otherwise beautiful states filled with otherwise wonderful people. Bravo, Rep. Emily Virgen of the great state of #Oklahoma .
Rep. Emily Virgin rains on intolerance
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OK, so the late, great Roger Ebert called this crackling l'il thriller "busy". I can't say I disagree. Probably good that I watched it from the distance of over 20 years since it came out. (Wow, 20 years?). It is a bit of a guilty pleasure, but with a writing pedigree that includes the great Aaron Sorkin how could you go wrong. Well, the main characters can go very wrong, and do, as the title hints. I have three "words" for you: Alec Baldwin, Nicole Kidman and Bill Pullman. All excellent actors, and may I say that I am a card-carrying member of the Bill Pullman Marching and Shouting society? Loved the 'laconic one' in The Zero Effect with Ben Stiller, in David Lynch's Lost Highway. He even made one of the best presidents ever in Independence Day. And he is fabulous as the seemingly milquetoast assistant dean of a small college (interesting back story about the location shooting, if you look it up on IMDB). But even assistant deans can bite, if cornered. It is really the twisty story here that -- and I agree with Ebert here -- nearly collapses under its own weight, but that is the great pleasure of Malice. It would not be spoiling anything to say that the bad guys get, well, their just desserts. Fun stuff, and very much of its early 90s time.
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I always love my country, warts and all. Sometimes I even love it's Politicians. Classy, is all I can say.
Away from the bickering and partisanship of Washington, Republicans and Democrats joined hands to remember Selma—and may fix the Voting Rights Act as a result.
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Movie, music, poetry lover -- lover of life -- and wife, and two lovely daughters. Radiohead, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind; anything Google makes (and still love Windows PCs)
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Recently received Master's in English from California State University, Northridge
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  • California State University, Northridge
    English, 2007 - 2010
  • University of California, Los Angeles
    English, 1981 - 1986
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I have only had good experience with Bob Smith, although I had heard some negative things. My only complaint is that they fired the service advisor that I was using before (some weird conflict with a customer, was all they told me). Every time I come here the whole experience is as expected: they answer the phone, schedule an appointment; when I show up they have my appointment in the system; my service advisor is available (although sometimes I have to wait); he is friendly, knowledgaable; they estimate the amount and time of repairs; they get me a loaner (sometimes an actual Bimmer, which is a treat - today I got to drive a new 2013 328 -sweet); and they call me for authorization of any additional repairs; and, they have always had my car ready when they said they would - or, if not, they have a reasonable explanation. What more could you want? Yes, they are pricey, but you pay more in LA, especially because the taxes are more. Steve Thomas is less expensive, but if I can get decent service here, why drive so far?
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I don't know what the other guy is talking about. They tell you up front that you will have to pay for the visit, if they do not end up doing the repair - that is pretty standard for repair outfits - why would they send someone out just to use their expertise to tell you what is wrong, so, if you don't like their estimate, you can have someone else do it. I called these guys, they sent someone out promptly, he told me what he would be doing, then found out that the part he thought would need to be replaced did NOT need to be replaced (the drain pump on my washer was clogged, not brokent), They SAVED ME $106 (or whatever the price would have been without their markup - if you can find the part yourself, and repair it yourself, why did you call a repair outfit in the first place?). So, exactly the opposite experience.
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