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  1. dontpanicbobby

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    Did Chistopher Walken portray the 1st Angel to call humans "Monkeys"?
     

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    ^^^Did you IMDb it?


    I think this might be the place for this comment...

    Many years ago I had a roommate with a rather odd wife. (She was going back to school about 80 miles away so he and I shared a house and she came down most weekends, that’s why he needed a roommate. Tom was a really nice guy, never understood how he ended up with her though.) Anyway, I can remember her at one point on one of those weekends pulling out a VHS tape (I mentioned it was a long time ago) of the movie “The Fisher King” and going on and on about how great a movie it was, how much she loved it, etc.

    Given the source/recommendation, it’s probably understandable that I never watched it. Until tonight, that is. It’s not a bad movie, but in the middle I had to stop it to go to imdb and look up a character, who turned out to be Michael Jeter, who was in a movie I really enjoyed (and one I own), “The Green Mile.” While looking at his info I discovered he died in 2003, which isn’t that long after TGM was released. He was just 51. And Michael Clark Duncan has also passed, not to mention, of course, dear, amazing Robin Williams, which brings us back to The Fisher King. As I said, it’s not a bad movie, but I’m glad I didn’t watch it with Tom and his very odd wife.

    And having seen The Fisher King, I can see how the Cohen brothers probably wrote the part of The Dude for Jeff Bridges. And as I’ve mentioned many times (it’s in the thread I started about movies we each again and again), “The Big Lebowski” is one of my favorite films.

    Peace...out.
     
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    I wouldn't give it a no. Just be sure you like the people with whom you watch it. All of them. :D
     
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    Mr. Bobby, if it won't cause you to panic, I'm going to kind of leverage your thread as a place also to park movie recommendations, starting with one I just finished watching. (If you do panic, please let me know and I'll just start a thread..)


    Winning: The Racing Life of Paul Newman

    Made 8 years after his death in 2008, this is a genuine, warm, wonderful film. Whether you loved Paul Newman on the screen, his "Newman's Own" (charitable) food lines (his Sockarooni pasta sauce is outstanding) or for his racing, you will enjoy these eighty minutes...and find yourself wishing there was more. A cast of folks who knew him, including some monster names in acting as well as motor sports, only adds to the enjoyment. Five stars: I can't recommend it enough.

    It's available to watch free on Amazon Prime; don't know about other streaming services.

    More info: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3377996/
     
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    Nope: Start your own Music & Media thread @rootabaga

    This thread is about movies where angels think humans were a mistake God made. "Constantine" for an example.
     
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    Okay, yeah, we’ll i didn’t get *that*. ;)
     
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    That is cause your a Monkey.
     
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    Not really...I'm more of a Daydream Believer...

     
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