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Fri Apr 16, 2021, 10:23 PM

I'm with Bill Maher on this one. JHC. Where are all the happy uplifting movies?

Many of us are drowning in sorrow. Rented Nomadland and had to walk away. With covid death and all the killings of loved ones and the residual filth that the former guy left us, my compassion meter is at 99%

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Reply I'm with Bill Maher on this one. JHC. Where are all the happy uplifting movies? (Original post)
Laura PourMeADrink Apr 2021 OP
MLAA Apr 2021 #1
madaboutharry Apr 2021 #4
MLAA Apr 2021 #5
Laura PourMeADrink Apr 2021 #7
Laura PourMeADrink Apr 2021 #10
MLAA Apr 2021 #11
Laura PourMeADrink Apr 2021 #17
MLAA Apr 2021 #18
Hugh_Lebowski Apr 2021 #2
Laura PourMeADrink Apr 2021 #8
jmbar2 Apr 2021 #3
Laura PourMeADrink Apr 2021 #20
ms liberty Apr 2021 #6
Laura PourMeADrink Apr 2021 #9
MLAA Apr 2021 #12
Buckeye_Democrat Apr 2021 #13
Maraya1969 Apr 2021 #14
MerryHolidays Apr 2021 #21
bif Apr 2021 #15
Laura PourMeADrink Apr 2021 #16
nuxvomica Apr 2021 #19

Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Fri Apr 16, 2021, 10:49 PM

1. Two really, really good movies I just watched

Maiden Voyage about a yachting race around the world and first ever all women crew. True story.

Searching for Sugar Man. Great true story with wonderful music and unbelievable but true ending.

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Response to MLAA (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 16, 2021, 11:37 PM

4. Searching for Sugar Man is a great film.

That scene when he opens his concert in South Africa gets me every time.

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Response to madaboutharry (Reply #4)

Sat Apr 17, 2021, 12:31 AM

5. Me too, and right before that when his daughter sees a limousine at the airport

and thinks it is for someone else. I friend of mine lived in South Africa for a long while and went to one of his concerts.

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Response to MLAA (Reply #1)

Sat Apr 17, 2021, 09:18 AM

7. Thanks for suggestions. Sugar Man sounds pretty cool

If he really isn't dead . Maiden Voyage... Haven't found yet. Evidently another movie named the same thing about a cruise ship highjacking.

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Response to MLAA (Reply #1)

Sat Apr 17, 2021, 09:33 AM

10. Found it! Named "Maiden" - Prime. Thanks!

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #10)

Sat Apr 17, 2021, 10:55 AM

11. Ahhh, just Maiden. Thanks!

Some of the footage is just amazing. Let me know if you you do enjoy it.

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Response to MLAA (Reply #1)

Sat Apr 17, 2021, 11:22 PM

17. Ok, I just watched it. Spoiler Alert

Spoiler...

Am I the last person on the planet who has never heard of him? (My husband had already seen this and didn't say anything till it was all over) His music and lyrics and voice are transcendent. Morebeautiful than I had ever heard.

But, the documentary to me was very unsettling. It left me with millions of questions. Who was the mother of his daughters? Obviously someone made a ton of money. He doesn't care or didn't care? His daughters didn't care? They were all just so altruistic that they didn't even question it? Perhaps all the answers are out there and you have to look it up yourself?

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #17)

Sat Apr 17, 2021, 11:38 PM

18. It really was something that he wasn't upset he had been screwed out of all

those royalties. I googled him and I believe his daughter said he gave away most of the money he made from his South African concerts. And yes, what a voice and great lyrics. Next watch Maiden and you’ll love that as well.

I had never heard of him either until I saw the movie. I feel richer for having seen it.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Fri Apr 16, 2021, 10:49 PM

2. I prescribe you this video of sweet jah reggae music, live from Hawaii ...

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Response to Hugh_Lebowski (Reply #2)

Sat Apr 17, 2021, 09:22 AM

8. +1,000,000

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Fri Apr 16, 2021, 11:19 PM

3. My Octopus Teacher is uplifting

But I agree - it's hard to find movies that don't make me feel tense or anxious.

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Response to jmbar2 (Reply #3)

Sun Apr 18, 2021, 09:42 AM

20. Thanks. Watched preview. Looks good. Is it pretty

much 100% below water?

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Sat Apr 17, 2021, 07:27 AM

6. I agree 100%. n/t

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Response to ms liberty (Reply #6)

Sat Apr 17, 2021, 09:25 AM

9. Why my friend in Boston has gotten hooked on old TV

shows. Columbo great example of how crime shows have gone to pot. Columbo was more about human behavior and deduction. Not about microscopic dna.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #9)

Sat Apr 17, 2021, 10:57 AM

12. I just ordered the full Columbo collection on dvd.

Love Peter Falk.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #9)

Sat Apr 17, 2021, 11:00 AM

13. Columbo was a great TV show!

It was the last "cop show" that I really liked, other than some comedies such as Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #9)

Sat Apr 17, 2021, 03:50 PM

14. I've watched all 14 seasons of Murdoch Mysteries a few times now. It is a crime

show but it takes place around 1900 in Toronto. The characters are nice and often funny. They also include all sorts of famous persons from that era into their episodes. Like Mark Twain, Houdini, Elizabeth Arden, Tesla, A. Graham Bell and others. Of course creative liberty is taken but they tend to get the personalities right. Like Tesla is a nice guy and Henry Ford is a real jerk.

One the other hand I am watching Your Honor now on Showtime and I am wondering if I should quit because it is so upsetting. If I knew it had a happy ending I would feel better but I don't know what is going to happen. So much cruelty.

I may check out Columbo again too. I have tried Midsomer Murders and that is good but their shows are 2 hours long and I don't have the patience for that.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #9)

Sun Apr 18, 2021, 01:59 PM

21. Columbo is/was FAB!

Great lead in Peter Falk, and a very nifty way of turning around the basic detective story from a "whodunnit?" to a "howdidtheydoit"? My all time fav was when Johnny Cash was the guest star.

And I agree that on old TV alone, there are 10s of thousands of hours, if not more, of joyful, funny, and/or uplifting moments.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Sat Apr 17, 2021, 05:31 PM

15. There's always MST3K!

It was my go to viewing before bedtime. Now that I've seen every movie at least once. I'm watching "Cinematic Titanic, Rifftrax, and The Film Crew, streaming free on Tubi!

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Response to bif (Reply #15)

Sat Apr 17, 2021, 06:18 PM

16. Youhave Netflix. I think you'd really like 'Wanted". Its

an Australian TV series. Two very different women teaming up running from the law. Think in top 5 of anything I've seen in years. And dialogue not difficult to understand
Hope I haven't already mentioned to you before

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Sun Apr 18, 2021, 01:53 AM

19. I just watched one on Prime called "Spontaneous"

It's a 2020 release about a school where members of the senior class are randomly exploding. Doesn't sound like it but it's a romantic comedy about two teens who crack wise and fall in love amidst a time of fear and isolation. It's actually pretty fun and the leads (Katherine Langford and Charlie Plummer) are wonderful.

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