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What is your favorite James Bond film, and why? by Capt_Irk in movies

[–]davidreiss666 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Craig? Clearly you mean David Niven.

I'm going to be in town all week!

The Homeless Problem in California by GrandSlayur in videos

[–]davidreiss666 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Also, how far way is the library? How far away is the place they can pick up their mail? When you have a car, these are trivial issues. But when it takes an hour to walk to your friends apartment to maybe pick up some mail, and another hour to walk to the library..... these become major hassles.

And when they have some money, where do they keep it? If it's in their backpack, and they lose it..... then the money is gone.

And what they are going to buy is going to be expensive. They don't have a refrigerator to keep food in. So their buying things are corner stores, fast food places, diners, etc. And the cheap items at those places are sill going to be more expensive than if you have a kitchen and fridge. Cheap things, when you have to buy them 20 times a month, aren't cheap.

Homelessness takes money from people in ways that the average person just doens't understand.

New 'Ant-Man and the Wasp' image released. by rlawliet in movies

[–]davidreiss666 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Justice League had more big name actors who needed to be paid, plus basically two directors (even if one wasn't official).

Is Aziz Ansari Guilty Of Not Being A Mind Reader? (The View) - Can't believe the View is actually on point here. by dmiller6590 in videos

[–]davidreiss666 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Also, several of these woman thought his question was the start of a joke or comedy act in some way. Which makes sense. It was incumbent on Louis CK to make it clear that he was looking to have some kind of sexual encounter, and not just telling a dirty joke.

The Godfather, Pulp Fiction, Apocalypse Now, Scarface, Back to the Future are all considered classics. What movies do you think that have come out this generation will be considered classics in 25+ years? by Andrewkira96 in movies

[–]davidreiss666 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Jurassic Park came out in June 1993. I am older and remember films being theater for a long time, but 16 months is a long time. I have doubts as the the accuracy of that data.

And if that's accurate, I would probably guess it's more like how there some theater's in NY and LA that play older movies. Though only a year later seems a little too soon for that.

The Godfather, Pulp Fiction, Apocalypse Now, Scarface, Back to the Future are all considered classics. What movies do you think that have come out this generation will be considered classics in 25+ years? by Andrewkira96 in movies

[–]davidreiss666 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Some movies I would add are:

  • Little Miss Sunshine
  • Children of Men
  • Arrival
  • District 9
  • Bridge of Spies
  • Good Night and Good Luck
  • Spotlight
  • The Kings Speech
  • Argo
  • Frost/Nixon
  • Lincoln
  • Django Unchained

I am sure I could add more, but that's a good list.

I think I worked out why the original "The Thing" is the creepiest movie of all time. by [deleted] in movies

[–]davidreiss666 5 points6 points  (0 children)

The short story was Who Goes There by John W. Campbell, Jr. Campbell was the editor of Astounding/Analog SF for a long time. He was the person to first publish Isaac Asimov, Robert Heinlein, Ray Bradbury, and dozens of other great science fiction writers.

Campbell was maybe the one person.... if you were going to pick just one, who made modern SF what it is today.

New 'Ant-Man and the Wasp' image released. by rlawliet in movies

[–]davidreiss666 1041 points1042 points  (0 children)

Justice League grossed $654M. Dr. Strange grossed $677M. Which makes it seem close. At the same time, JL cost about twice as much as DS. So, even if you try and play with the numbers, the good Doctor still wins.

I think I worked out why the original "The Thing" is the creepiest movie of all time. by [deleted] in movies

[–]davidreiss666 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Actually, if you watch the final scene you should notice that Kurt Russell is producing a lot of warm breath in the air because his body temperature if higher than the air. Where as Keith David's character isn't. That's supposed to be a clue. One Keith David more or less agrees with, though he is clear to point out that John Carpenter never directly told him.

Filed to ESPN: the Titans and head coach Mike Mularkey have mutually agreed to part ways, according to a league source. by Jobbe03 in nfl

[–]davidreiss666 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You aren't wrong. Back in the day, a head coach normally had three or four years before they would think about firing him. Unless something crazy happened like the team lost all it's games. Even then, Tom Landry lost all his games his first year in Dallas. In his first year, Chuck Noll went 1-13 in Pittsburgh. That was when it was assumed the coach was building things.

Of course, at the time, coaches were not paid millions of dollars each season either.

Teams owners often want immediate results now a days.

The Vikings were favored by 5.5 points and won by 5 and didn't cover because they decided not to kick that final extra point. by Tanman7211 in nfl

[–]davidreiss666 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I was watching that Monday Night Football game then too. The play. The Cowboys were still a great team then. Tony Dorsett was a great running back that just isn't remembered as much as he should be today. Definitely one of the ten best backs in the history of the league.