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|29 weeks 2 days ago||Yes, and it was made into a||
Yes, and it was made into a French movie, a well-paced, tense thriller.
|29 weeks 2 days ago||Documentaries & BBC series||
Most of the 30 for 30 docs are available for streaming. I tend to watch a lot of the British TV series, such as "MI-5," the Poirot & Marple mysteries, etc., as they're just nice to have on in the background while I'm working around the house. In my queue, but haven't started yet, because I want to devote my full attention to it, is "Twin Peaks."
I second the recommendation of "The Fall," and would add "Prime Suspect" (the original with Helen Mirren), "Inspector Lynley," "George Gentley" and "Foyle's War" if you like mysteries.
|30 weeks 5 days ago||Kerrigan's doc||
Apparently, the reason Kerrigan declined to participate is that NBC is producing its own version of the story to air during the Sochi olympics. Kerrigan is participating in that one, and in return, is able to have a broadcast position during the games. The director is on record of saying that the story really is about Harding, and that she wouldn't have made the film without Harding's participation.
|39 weeks 4 days ago||Updated time is now 11:40||
Did ESPN just troll all Michigan fans to sit through that paean to State?
|44 weeks 7 hours ago||At least Wash was spared from||
At least Wash was spared from having to watch the game.
|44 weeks 2 days ago||Yes, I'm using Chrome, and||
Yes, I'm using Chrome, and all comments after a JimBobTressel post gets cut off with that same message seen in the OP.
|49 weeks 2 hours ago||Nice job egging them on.||
Nice job egging them on.
|49 weeks 1 day ago||Video||
If you watch the live interview right after the game, Devin definitely says, "Owww" before he responds to the question.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||Sad|
|1 year 20 weeks ago||Amazing||
Ugh, the dreaded double post. That finale was so amazing that I got an MSU grad to high-five me on the win.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||Amazing||
We were drinking young bordeaux all evening, and then I broke out a 2006 St. Julien, and the tides shifted, and all was history. I shall stock appropriately tor the Elite Eight.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||Love them both||
I think Hot Fuzz is funnier because we grew up with the action films that it satirizes/pays homage to, but the premise of Shaun of the Dead is better.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||Underrated films||
A Korean horror film, "Thirst," directed by Park Chan-wook, who also directed "Old Boy." It's a vampire film, but one that grapples with the morality of it, and it is darkly funny at times.
Another underrated Korean film is "Memories of Murder," about a rural detective who tries to solve a serial murder - a slow-paced but satisfying mystery thriller.
"Tell No One" is another great mystery-thriller (French), heavy on the thrills.
The BBC serial adaptation of "Wallander" starring Kenneth Branaugh is very good; really great atmosphere. I think most people will like it better than the Swedish adaptation ("Henning Mankell's Wallander"), which is also very good but focuses more on the day-to-day job of being a police detective and less on the psychological toil that being immersed in murder cases puts on one's emotional state.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||Decent movie||
I happened to be doing work on a Norwegian securities fraud case, so it hit the spot. It's a great satire on provincial attitudes and the haplessness of Norwegian bureaucracy, as well as being a decent action film. If you like Scandinavian movies, I also recommend "Rare Exports," set in Finland - a little gory, but fun.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||Diamonds are forever||
Actually, diamonds don't really depreciate in value. You're talking about the over-inflated retail price, which is kept artificially high by DeBeers' monopoly on gems mined in South Africa. Prices have come down quite a bit since Russian diamonds started flooding the market, but they tend to be on the lower end (smaller size, less clarity). Since there are objective criteria in measuring the value of a stone, the prices set according to them remain fairly constant. $50M retail probably translates to about $5-10M wholesale value, which probably gets watered down further, depending on avenues of resale.
Another advantage of stealing diamonds over gold is easy concealment and storage. $50M worth of gold weighs almost a ton.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Revamped Upstairs Downstairs||
If you like British period soap operas like Upstairs/Downstairs, it's a really good example of the genre. The writer & creator is Julian Fellowes, who wrote the excellent 'Gosford Park'. The first season was terrific, with lots of good character development and thrilling plot points. However, the second & third seasons are more exaggerated, drama-for-the-sake-of-drama, and not as good as the first. It can be slow in spots, but the fun is in the dialogue, the costumes/set design and the house and all its riches.
|1 year 34 weeks ago||Panasonic VT||
If money is no object, I recommend the Panasonic plasma VT. The black levels are incredible. They bought the Kuro technology from Pioneer, who stopped making their tvs, but it used to be the best that money could buy (the 2008 model -the last year to be produced - is still highly sought on the second-hand market, but I doubt they're internet ready, unlike the Panasonic).
|1 year 36 weeks ago||Fitzgerald looks like the||
Fitzgerald looks like the surprised cat:
|1 year 40 weeks ago||Shaft||
For the Richard Roundtree connection, and because he's a bad mother...
Can you dig it?
|1 year 42 weeks ago||Different conferences, different traditions||
My first tailgate in college (New England, Ivy) consisted of hors d'oeuvres, hamburgers, cloth napkins, sparkling wine, and thermoses of hot buttered rum. I highly recommend it if you can talk some rich alumni's household staff into catering the tailgate.
|1 year 46 weeks ago||My eyes|
|1 year 47 weeks ago||No credibility||
This Joe Cowley? The baseball beat writer who is on his final warning for being an ass?
|1 year 49 weeks ago||I do in NY (Time Warner||
I do in NY (Time Warner Manhattan). I don't know if it's standard or because I also get the BTN package.
|1 year 49 weeks ago||Multiple donations||
I made one donation and wanted to make another one for a different reward, but Kickstarter won't let me aggregate the donations. Do you know how to do this, or is the easiest way to sign in with another account?
|1 year 50 weeks ago||NY||
I'm in NY too, and ESPN shows that it will be broadcast on ABC (unlikely, since USC v. Syracus is the other game) or ESPN2, so we're good.
|1 year 50 weeks ago||I blame Brian for jinxing us||
I blame Brian for jinxing us by wearing his AIRBHG shirt for the podcast.
|1 year 50 weeks ago||Yes||
Same for me through Safari on iPad. It works on iTunes on my PC though.
|1 year 51 weeks ago||I hear PyongYang is a||
I hear PyongYang is a friendlier environment than Columbus.
|2 years 3 weeks ago||It was hard going||
It took me so long to finish that volume that I forgot what happened before, but I'm glad I made it through, because "A Dance with Dragons" picks up the pace and is much more entertaining. Skip ahead and read the last 5 chapters or so of "Feast of Crows," as major events occur therein.
|2 years 3 weeks ago||Mine||
Mine says "Steve Breaston!"
I sense a theme.