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    Quote Originally posted by Aragorn View Post
    I'm afraid I'm not getting the insects reference.
    Well it is unrelated...BUT that would be really horrible...hey?
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    Quote Originally posted by Elen View Post
    Well it is unrelated...BUT that would be really horrible...hey?
    I saw a woman do that on Conan O'Brien's show once. It was completely unexpected, and Conan just about shrank away in horror, as did the audience.

    The woman brought insects with her to the studio, including a cockroach. She let the cockroach walk on the table while she provided some information about their behavior, et al. Then suddenly, without any prior warning, she picked up the cockroach, bit its head off and ate it. It was disgusting.
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    Quote Originally posted by Aragorn View Post
    I saw a woman do that on Conan O'Brien's show once. It was completely unexpected, and Conan just about shrank away in horror, as did the audience.

    The woman brought insects with her to the studio, including a cockroach. She let the cockroach walk on the table while she provided some information about their behavior, et al. Then suddenly, without any prior warning, she picked up the cockroach, bit its head off and ate it. It was disgusting.
    So now you know why I don't watch horror movies...to me eating insects is so not unrelated...but the same experience in a roundabout way.
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    Quote Originally posted by Elen View Post
    So now you know why I don't watch horror movies...to me eating insects is so not unrelated...but the same experience in a roundabout way.
    Well, I don't watch horror movies anymore either — I don't even have cable TV anymore. But there's a difference between the horror movies of yesteryear and those of today. The old ones were often billed as horror when they weren't all that horrifying. They were often more like thrillers, with only an occasional bit of blood, but they were usually billed as horror because they contained either a scifi- or a fantasy-related theme. In those days, the "horror" label was used more in relationship to the scare factor of the movie, as opposed to anything gory — although there were some of those too already, of course.

    An example would for instance be "The Prophecy", which was billed as horror, but which is more of a thriller. It's a movie about a war in Heaven between the angels of Michael and those of Gabriel, and the war somehow finds itself a way to Earth when both sides come looking for the soul of a recently deceased psychotic colonel from the Korean War.

    Simon (Eric Stoltz), one of the angels who stayed loyal to God, wants to find the soul in order to hide it from the other side, while Gabriel (Christopher Walken) — and one of his lieutenants before him — wants to find it before Lucifer (Viggo Mortensen) can lay claim on it and take it to Hell, so that this evil colonel would be able to fight for Gabriel and break the stalemate in Heaven. And in the midst of it all is the LAPD detective Thomas Dagget (Elias Koteas), who at one point in the past was about to be ordained as a Catholic priest, but who then suddenly got a vision in which he saw angels killing each other, after which he turned his back on religion and became a cop.

    I have that movie on VHS — purchased — and I've already watched it so many times (since 1995) that I know all of the dialogs by heart. The movie starts with a voice-over from Simon, who is seen standing near what appear to be the scorched remains of an angel in the middle of the desert. The voice-over goes something like this...


    "I remember the first war...
    The way the sky burned...
    The faces of angels... destroyed...

    I saw one third of Heaven's Legion vanish,
    and the creation of Hell.

    I stood with my brothers and watched Lucifer fall.

    But now, my brothers are not brothers,
    and we have come here, where we are mortal,
    to steal the dark soul not yet Lucifer's,
    to serve our cause.

    I have always obeyed...
    But I never thought
    the war would happen again..."


    The trailer is a bit misleading on account of the sequence of the scenes. The angel bursting into birds — ravens or crows? — at the end is not Gabriel (Christopher Walken) but Lucifer (Viggo Mortensen), and that scene has nothing to do with the gunshot fired by Katherine Henley (Virginia Madsen).


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    Oh yes this proves to me that we have become numbed by the horror movies of late...so that the old ones just looks like thrillers, hey? I don't mind people watching horror, it's just that I choose not to myself. I think the cat's reaction was amazing, by the way.
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    Quote Originally posted by Elen View Post
    I have no idea...I don't watch horror movies as a rule...so I may be at a disadvantage here.
    I don't watch movies as a rule.....so I am blessed. Keeps me out of trivial conversations.
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    Quote Originally posted by Aragorn View Post
    And now for extra points, who can name the movie that the cat was watching?

    (Hint: The clue is in the soundtrack. )
    I heard the 'Mrs. Bates' ...
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    Quote Originally posted by modwiz View Post
    I don't watch movies as a rule.....so I am blessed. Keeps me out of trivial conversations.
    Whatever is true. Whatever is noble. Whatever is right. Whatever is lovely. Whatever is admirable. Anything of excellence and worthy of praise. Dwell on these things. Jesus Christ (I agree)

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    Quote Originally posted by modwiz View Post
    I don't watch movies as a rule.....so I am blessed. Keeps me out of trivial conversations.
    Some movies are most definitely worth watching — not all, but many of them nevertheless — if not for the story itself then for the acting performances and the artistic (or otherwise ingenious) directing, especially when there's a renowned director involved. Examples of such would be the many samurai-themed movies by Akira Kurosawa, and most of the movies by Alfred Hitchcock — which includes the original "Psycho" movie from 1960.

    When you're dealing with movies from Francis Ford Coppola, Oliver Stone, Ridley Scott, Stanley Kubrick et al, then you know it's going to be worth your time to watch them. And what Peter Jackson did with the "Lord Of The Rings" trilogy was simple phenomenal, even if he did leave out certain story arcs and characters from the books — he took even more of an artistic license with his adaptations of "The Hobbit", and I personally wouldn't rate those as highly as the three "Lord Of The Rings" movies.
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    We finally went to see Black Panther. I really enjoyed it.

    Now there's a heckuva cat.

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    Quote Originally posted by Dreamtimer View Post
    We finally went to see Black Panther. I really enjoyed it.

    Now there's a heckuva cat.
    OK OK OK now I have to see it too. I've been holding back, because I decided that all those "Super-Hero" movies must stop (for me). A woman on a Glasgow radio was asked which Super-Hero woman was the scariest...and she answered "Stupid Woman". I don't know why...but it made me laugh out loud. That I guess IS really scary, hey? Especially at the moment!
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    The raven is very smart. We saw a lot of ravens in Alaska. We also saw them in California. They can be shy. I never perturb crows or ravens, they'll remember me.


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    When I was in Norway, there was a squirrel that kept on taking a short-cut over the terrace from time to time. On the last day, the squirrel left me a gift...a nut next to where I would have my feet (not when I was there), nonetheless it was appreciated by me.
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    How sweet.

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