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Donald Glover / Childish Gambino

2011.02.26 00:15 alpacapack Donald Glover / Childish Gambino

The Official Online Community about Actor, Musician, Writer, Comedian, and Producer - Donald Glover (Childish Gambino)
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2016.02.24 05:08 Lagardi A home for everything Ólafur.

A place for all things Ólafur Arnalds and Erased Tapes. ~News, Media, & Discussion~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Staður fyrir alla hluti Ólafur Arnalds og Þurrkaðir bönd. ~ Fréttir, fjölmiðlar og umræður ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Check out our sister sub! /NilsFrahm
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2012.03.27 03:53 slightlyshysara The Divergent Trilogy

This community is devoted to the Divergent book series, a young adult fiction series by Veronica Roth and the film adaptation directed by Neil Burger
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2020.12.01 09:01 GothicLordBattle Found Footage Interviews

Found Footage Interviews

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Hey /foundfootage!
I'm not sure how many of y'all listen to podcasts, but I thought I'd share all of our found footage horror related interviews from The Overlook Hour Podcast, which I produce and co-host.
These episodes span 4 years and the early episodes are a little rough, just a warning. Also, if Podbean is not your podcatcher of choice, The Overlook Hour is available through all free apps.
If you have any questions, feel free to ask!
- #221 - Michael Arcos (Valerio's Day Out, Garfield Estate Sale) - both of his faux-doc shorts are available online.
- #218 - Tyler Cornack (Butt Boy, The Pocketeers) - The Pocketters is a faux-doc feature. Side note, Butt Boy tops the list of John Waters's 11 favorite films of 2020.
- #215 - Lauren Ashley Carter (Gags the Clown, Jug Face, The Woman) - Lauren played the reporter in Gags the Clown.
- #209 - Vayu & Quinn (Survival Skills)
- #207 - Antoine Le (Followed)
- #201 - SlasherVictim666 (REEL 2, REEL)
- #196 - Richard Parry (BASE, A Night in the Woods) - BASE is awesome and I haven't seen it posted anywhere on this sub. I should also mention it's light on the horror, but still amazing.
- #186 - Anna Stromberg & Burt Grinstead (The Lost Footage of Leah Sullivan) - Won the Jury award at UFF3
- #185- Anon Anon (Murder Death Koreatown) - Won the audience award at UFF3
- #183 - Reporting from the third Unnamed Footage Festival - This podcast was recorded during our exclusively Found Footage Horror / Faux-Documentary/POV Cinema Film Fest.
- #182 - Daniel Myrick (SKYMAN, The Blair Witch Project)
- #181 - John-Paul Panelli (They're Inside)
- #180 - James Schmitz (Peeping Tommy)
- #179 - UFF3 Lineup Announcement
- #170 - Victor Dryere (1974: La Posesión de Altair)
- #165 - Craig Anderson (Horror Movie: A Low Budget Nightmare, Red Christmas, Life in a Datsun) - Life in a Datsun is a Found footage short we screened at UFF.
- #163 - Travis Z (Cabin Fever (2016), How Many Likes) - How Many Likes is a found footage short Travis made for UFF2. This was his second time on the show.
- #161 - Michael Beach Nichols (Wrinkles the Clown, Welcome to Leith) - semi faux-documentary.
- #160 - David Lee Hess (Frazier Park Recut, Fetish, Baskets, Derelicts)
- #153 - Kevin Saxby & Colin Williams (Tofino 2018)
- #142 - Colin Johnson (Holy Shit that was Scary) - Holy Shit That was Scary is a Found Footage horror play! Part 3 is coming in 2021!
- #137 - Gerald Varga aka Gerald Gerald Geraldson (Murder Box)
- #136 - Paul McGhie (Webcast)
- #135 - Robbie Smith (Snake Bite, 2 Ghouls)
- #131 - Sandi Tan (Shirkers, The Black Isle) - Shirkers is literally found footage (doesn't exactly work but I thought I'd add it anyway).
- #130 - Ricky Umberger (The Fear Footage) - Ricky also made The Fear Footage 2 since we spoke to him.
- #129 - Matthew Levin (The Night Trip, Translove Airwaves)
- #127 - UFF2 Lineup Announcement! - Just in case y'all were interested in what we programmed.
- #121 - Nigel Bach 2! (Steelmanville RD, Badder Ben, Bad Ben: Mandela Effect, Crescent Moon Clown) - Nigel's second appearance on the show.
- #118 - Butterfly Kisses Extravaganza (Seth Kallick, Reed DeLisle, Rachel Armiger)
- #117 - Chris LaMartina (WNUF Halloween Special, Call Girl of Cthulhu)
- #113 - Lesley Manning (Ghostwatch)
- #109 - Stephen Cognetti (Hell House LLC 2: The Abaddon Hotel) - His second appearance on the show.
- #105 - Adam Stilwell & Nathaniel Peterson (Devil in the Shack) - Devil in the Shack is a short found footage horror made by the guys who did The Triangle.
- #104 - Trevor Henderson (Found Footage Digital Media Artist) - This interview was done right before he blew up.
- #098 - Joshua Cleave (The Rage)
- #095 - Justin Benson & Aaron Moorhead (The Endless, Spring, Resolution) - Easily our worst interview. Totally our fault. LOL
- #093 - Penny Lane (Nuts!, The Pain of Others) - The Pain of Others is a doc made of footage on YouTube. Not exactly found footage, but a type of mixed media art that I feel counts as an in-world-camera narrative.
- #090 - Stephen Biro (American Guinea Pig Series, Unearthed Films)
- #088 - Lee Hardcastle (2 Guys Break into Thorpe Park, Ghost Burger, Hamster Hell)
- #087 - Adam Butcher (Internet Story, The Game That Time Forgot)
- #085 - Michael Fausti (The Ingress Tapes) - The Ingress Tapes is a short we screened at UFF.
- #083 - Travis Zariwny (The Midnight Man, Cabin Fever (2016), Digging up the Marrow, Behind the Mask)
- #082 - Erik Kristopher Myers (Butterfly Kisses, Roulette)
- #081 - Eduardo Sanchez (The Blair Witch Project, Lovely Molly, Exists)
- #079 - Unnamed Footage Festival
- #078 - Rafael Cherkaski (Descent into Darkness: My European Nightmare)
- #077 - Chris Power (Long Pigs, Bloodslinger)
- #076 - Adrian Tofei (Be My Cat: A Film for Anne)
- #074 - Dmitrii Kalashnikov (The Road Movie) - Footage from Russian dashcam videos on the internet cut into a new narrative.
- #066 - Adam Stilwell (The Triangle)
- #062 - Stephen Cognetti (Hell House LLC)
- #058 - Michael Steinberg (POV horror, found footage files, foundfootagecritic.com)
- #52 - David Stieve (Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon)
- #43 - Dean Alioto (UFO Abduction, Alien Abduction: Incident In Lake County)
- #028 - Nigel Bach (Bad Ben)
- #021 - Tom Malloy (#Screamers)
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2020.11.30 21:04 FreshmenMan The Bourne Series Thoughts

What are your thoughts on the Bourne Series?
The Bourne Identity (2002)
The Bourne Supremacy (2004)
The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)
The Bourne Legacy (2012)
Jason Bourne (2016)
My thoughts are that I love the first 3 Bourne films. What I love about them is The minimalistic score and setting, the fast-paced "realistic" fights, the shaky cam aesthetics, and Matt Damon Performance as Jason Bourne.
I thought the Bourne Legacy but thought it wasn't needed. and I just Question Jason Bourne (2016) and felt that film was especially not needed and thought it was bad.
So What are your thoughts on The Jason Bourne Series?
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2020.11.30 19:38 Barry-Lyndon-1975 My favourite films- some brief appraisals

My Top 4 favourite films (In no Particular Order)
I should say that all my favourite films are tragic dramas so if you are looking for a good time then look elsewhere! All of these films are objectively great, however, it is ultimately my subjective list. Therefore, whilst I respect other great films such as “Citizen Kane”, “Seven Samurai” or “The Seventh Seal” as objective equals or even superiors, they will not feature in this list because they aren’t as resonant to me.
1- “Amadeus” (1984)
I’d always say that Amadeus is the most underrated “great” movie. I think that almost everyone who has seen it agrees that it is a great film. After all, it won 8 oscars and is currently 83rd on the IMDb top 250. However, I rarely see it rank in critics best of all time lists or discussed all that frequently (unless prompted). I certainly remember that praise was greater directed to “One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest” over “Amadeus” upon Milos Forman’s sad passing. Perhaps my love of the film makes me demand more praise for it but I have to say that I wasn’t aware of this film’s reputation or quality before watching it (certainly significantly less than say “Casablanca”). In any case the film has a superb script and fantastically stylishly dramatic direction. I’ve always described it as Shakespearean in style with its “high themes” of jealousy and ambition mixed with Machiavellian plotting. The acting is exceptional; namely through Murray F Abraham as Salieri in one of the best performances of all time. Additionally, I always felt that Tom Hulce, as Mozart, should have been nominated (and won) best supporting actor instead of nominated for best actor alongside his costar. The production value of the film is immense too with great costumes and shot on location in Prague.
2- “The Godfather” (1972)
I became actively interested in film in 2016 and have seen hundreds of great films since then. I find it interesting that “The Godfather” was my favourite film then and is still one of my favourite films now. There isn’t really much to be said that hasn’t already been said about this classic film. If “Amadeus” is more Shakespearean in style then “The Godfather” is more classical in style. The tragic moral downfall of Michael Corleone is a timeless narrative. The film probably has one of (if not THE best) extended authentic casting in film with Marlon Brando and Al Pacino as it’s centrepieces. Francis Ford Coppola’s direction is incredibly elegant and sophisticated. The film’s score always amazes me in how the waltz main theme can be varied ever so slightly to produce a variety of results.
3- “Barry Lyndon” (1975)
Stanley Kubrick is my favourite director and there are several films of his in my extended list of favourite films. I wouldn’t say that “Barry Lyndon” is objectively Stanley Kubrick’s best film (“2001: A Space Odyssey”) but it is the one that resonates most with me. It is certainly underrated and overlooked by many Kubrick fans but I find that it’s acclaim is growing ever more amongst critics. I’m glad I loved it when I first watched it but I’m often hesitant to recommend it as it is a (purposely) slow moving period film. I understand that famous critics such as Mark Kermode admit their troubled history with the film before coming around to it. In any case, it is one of the most beautifully shot films in cinema history with every frame made to look like a painting. It’s a sprawling film with a tragic character in Barry as our centrepiece. I love its fatalist, pessimistic, existential outlook on Barry’s life under the cold analytical eye of Kubrick. I emote to this film a great deal and it is ironically due to Stanley Kubrick’s (often criticised) scrutinising analysis of Barry’s life. It’s fantastic production value in locations, costumes, score and action set-pieces are the best witnessed in a period film in my opinion. I also love the film’s soundtrack and recently bought the original vinyl LP.
4- “Once Upon a Time in America” (1984)
I would argue that the above films are all objectively perfect masterpieces. However, as much as I love this film, I cannot say that it necessarily all works (although still a great film). Originally shot with 6 hours of footage and cut to 3hr 50 (in Europe) the scope of the film has probably never been fully realised. The fact that the film jumps decades in time certainly complicated things further. Nonetheless, it works extraordinarily well despite this. It is an understandably underrated film considering how distributers butchered it in the US to meet an even shorter runtime (at the expense of coherency!). I love it’s themes of friendship, love and ambition set in prohibition era New York and beyond. However, it is mostly the lasting theme of regret and nostalgia that resonates with me so profoundly. It’s led by a fantastically subtle and understated performance by Robert De Niro as Noodles. Sergio Leone direction is hypnotic and his romanticised foreigner’s perspective on a key point in US history is very interesting. It is timely, with Ennio Morricone’ recent sad passing, that I praise the film’s incredible score. It is the best film score imo and the first I bought on vinyl.
Would be interested to hear your thoughts on the above films. Any recommendations for similar films would also be appreciated. Hopefully this post might encourage someone to watch the above films if they haven’t seen them already!
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2020.11.30 05:25 CaspianX2 December 2020 Noteworthy Releases on Switch

I occasionally see people respond to my weekly Upcoming Releases posts with comments like “it's just a buncha' shovelware”, and I don't think people realize the potential in some of the games they're dismissing. And especially with Nintendo stepping back from their regular Nintendo Directs, I think there's likely to be a fair number of Switch players asking themselves, “so now what?”
Because of this, before we jump into the next month, I'm going through the list of upcoming games for that month that we know about, and highlighting the ones that have a strong chance of being worth paying attention to, as well as a brief snippet about the game explaining why it's worth watching.
I will specifically only be highlighting games that have a reasonably strong pedigree, or that are otherwise particularly noteworthy in some way beyond “this looks good, it could be interesting...”. This means that I'll likely be mentioning a lot of ports, as it's easier to know a game will likely be good if it was already good on another platform (I'm including games that scored 75 or higher on Metacritic on other platforms, 80% positive or higher on Steam, and/or 4 or higher rating on Google Play store). I'll also mention games whose developer has a decent track record for producing quality.
Oh, and before getting into the games, I should note that this is just the list we have available right now – there are likely to be new games announced after this list comes out, as well as games on this list that get delayed. Also, I should note that this is not a list of the only games worth getting on the Switch this month – just the ones that I feel can be backed up with more than just “feels” given what we know now. And of course, since these games aren't released yet, I obviously can't know they're good, they just look promising.
As with the last few months' lists, I'm continuing the use of “Buzz Picks” to indicate titles that, while they have no clear established pedigree to indicate they'll be good or bad, they are nevertheless highly anticipated or noteworthy for other reasons.
Anyway, on to the list!
12/1 – Chronos: Before the Ashes (Trailer) – Chronos originally released on PC as an Oculus Rift VR First-Person Action-RPG in 2016, where it got a Metacritic score of 77. This release is an overhauled version of the game that looks to improve on the original.
12/1 – Empire of Sin (Trailer) – "Buzz Pick” - Coming from John Romero and his wife Brenda, Empire of Sin is a Strategy-RPG with empire management elements. Romero is of course legendary in the industry for being part of the team that created the Doom series, one of the most influential videogames of all time. Having said that, this type of game is out of John Romero's usual wheelhouse, and he's made it a point to highlight that Brenda is this game's lead designer. Still, it seems likely that she could benefit greatly from the veteran game designer's influence, so with any luck this could be a great game and the beginning of Brenda Romero's rise to fame in her own right. We shall see soon enough!
12/2 – Shiren the Wanderer: The Tower of Fortune and the Dice of Fate (Trailer) – When this super-challenging Dungeon Crawler was released on the PlayStation Vita, it got a Metacritic score of 79, and there's no reason to expect the Switch version will fare worse.
12/3 – Fault – Milestone Two Side: Above (Trailer) – Once again, the Nintendo Switch is getting yet another Visual Novel game beloved by fans, with this one having a 98% Overwhelmingly positive user review score on Steam from nearly 1800 reviews. This sequel follows the events of Fault – Milestone One and it is highly recommended that you play the first game before playing this one.
12/3 – Immortals: Fenyx Rising (Trailer) – "Buzz Pick” - This game, coming from one of UbiSoft's teams responsible for the Assassin's Creed franchise, combines Greek myths with Zelda: Breath of the Wild-style open-world exploration in a way that reviewers who got a sneak peek are already saying is shaping up to be an outstanding game in the genre.
12/3 – Morbid: The Seven Acolytes (Trailer) – Developer Still Running's only prior game with a Metacritic score, The Walking Vegetables, did well on Metacritic, scoring 75, and their follow-up is an interesting top-down Action-RPG with a horror aesthetic that should hopefully have a comparable level of quality.
12/3 – Quiplash 2: InterLASHional: The Say Anything Party Game! (Trailer) – Including this Party Game here is kinda' cheating, because you can already play it on the Nintendo Switch in the Jackbox Party Pack 3 (seen by many series fans, including myself, as the best Jackbox pack in the series). Still, if you're wanting to save a few bucks by getting only this game, you should find it to be an excellent Party Game in a vein similar to Apples to Apples or Cards Against Humanity.
12/3 – Taiko No Tatsujin: Rhythmic Adventure Pack (Trailer) – The prior game in this Music-Rhythm series on the Switch, Taiko No Tatsujin: Drum 'N Fun, got a Metacritic score of 78, and there's no reason to expect this game to fare worse. Just a small word of warning – these games play wayyyyyy better if you can get the drum accessory for them.
12/3 – Wildfire (Trailer) – This Action-Platformer got a Metacritic score of 78 when it was released on PC earlier this year, with critics praising its great stealth-based gameplay, creative elemental-based abilities, and solid level design.
12/4 – Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon & The Blade of Light (Trailer) – "Buzz Pick” - For the first time, Nintendo has localized the very first game from the Fire Emblem series and brought it to Western audiences, in all its NES-era glory. This is probably a game mostly for diehard series fans, and only those willing to go back to a time well before the countless graphical and gameplay enhancements and quality-of-life features we've seen implemented in more recent entries in the series like Fire Emblem: Three Houses. Still, if you're among those fans, this is something huge, a rare case of Nintendo giving Western players something previously unavailable to us (outside of rom-hacks, anyway).
12/4 – John Wick Hex (Trailer) – Released first on the PC last year and then the PS4, this game garnered Metacritic scores in the mid-to-high 70s on those platforms, and should hopefully do similarly well on Nintendo Switch. A turn-based tactical strategy game may not be what most gamers' imagines when picturing the slick Keanu Reeves films in videogame form, but John Wick Hex was nevertheless seen as a solid entry in the genre.
12/8 – Doom Eternal (Trailer) – After a longer wait than many Switch owners hoped for, Doom Eternal is finally hitting the Nintendo Switch! This fast-paced, high-intensity First-Person Shooter got Metacritic scores in the high-80s when released on other platforms earlier this year, and has been nominated for numerous Game of the Year Awards.
12/8 – Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 (Trailer) – This game's predecessor got a Metacritic score of 81 when it released on the Nintendo Switch, and the sequel looks to build on that game's fun combination of two classic puzzle games with new character-based skills and an improved online mode.
12/25 – Bit.Trip Beat (Trailer) – The celebrated original series of Bit.Trip games are coming to the Switch on 12/25, with Beat having gotten a Metacritic score of 80 in its original release on the Wii over a decade ago, with critics praising its intense, fast-paced pairing of a music-rhythm game with... Pong, of all things.
12/25 – Bit.Trip Core (Trailer) – The celebrated original series of Bit.Trip games are coming to the Switch on 12/25, with Core having gotten a Metacritic score of 80 in its original release on the Wii over a decade ago, with critics praising its music-rhythm gameplay.
12/25 – Bit.Trip Flux (Trailer) – The celebrated original series of Bit.Trip games are coming to the Switch on 12/25, with Flux having gotten a Metacritic score of 81 in its original release on the Wii nearly a decade ago, with critics praising its music-rhythm gameplay as a great evolution of the series.
12/25 – Bit.Trip Runner (Trailer) – The celebrated original series of Bit.Trip games are coming to the Switch on 12/25, with Flux having gotten a Metacritic score of 76 in its original release on the Wii a decade ago, with critics praising its combination of music-rhythm gameplay and auto-runner-style presentation.
12/26 – Door Kickers (Trailer) – Door Kickers got Metacritic scores in the mid-80s when released on PC and mobile devices a half a decade ago, with critics praising its top-down tactical action
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Bonus: End-Of-Year “Maybe This Will Still Come Out in 2020?” Round-Up
The following are all games that still have a vague release date in 2020, and while the time for them to make that release is quickly running out, it still might happen, so I'm giving them the benefit of the doubt...
Fall 2020 – Cyber Shadow (Trailer) – "Buzz Pick” - Cyber Shadow is a game being published, but not developed, by Yacht Club, the developer known for the Shovel Knight series of games. Still, it seems like they're pretty involved in its creation, and its classic retro style of Action-Platformer is right in their wheelhouse. And given how spectacularly good Shovel Knight was, it'd be foolish not to pay close attention to this game when it releases.
Fall 2020 – Grindstone (Trailer) – Originally released in 2019, this game is considered by many to be the crown jewel of the Apple Arcade lineup, getting an outstanding Metacritic score of 90, with critics praising this as an outstanding Puzzle game with great mechanics and just overall tons of fun.
Fall 2020 – PixelJunk Eden 2 (Trailer) – The original PixelJunk Eden consistently got scores in the low-80s when released on PS3 and PC roughly a decade ago, and the sequel seeks to expand on that game's unique swinging form of platforming and unique sense of style.
Autumn 2020 – Wingspan (Trailer) – This board game released on PC a few months ago, scoring 85 on Metacritic, with critics praising its fantastic strategic gameplay and beautiful presentation. With any luck the Switch version will be just as good.
Q4 2020 – Metal Revolution (Trailer) – Developer Next Studios has a solid track record, releasing the games Crown Trick, Biped, and Death Coming, all solid games in their own genres. In Metal Revolution, the developer looks to turn their talents to the Fighting game genre, with a focus on using minimal controls while maintaining deep gameplay. Hopefully they'll succeed at creating a solid fighting experience.
Late 2020 – Dicey Dungeons (Trailer) – This Roguelike deck-building game comes from Terry Cavanaugh of VVVVVV fame, and when it released on PC last year it got a solid Metacritic score of 80, with critics praising its addictive gameplay.
Late 2020 – Signs of the Sojourner (Trailer) – This “Narrative Card Game” got a Metacritic score of 77 when it released on PC earlier this year that critics praised for its great story and fun blending of game mechanics and character exploration.
Holiday 2020 – Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World: The Game Complete Edition (Trailer) – For a long time, Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World: The Game has been something of a lost classic – celebrated on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 as an outstanding Arcade-style brawler with great animation and a fantastic chiptune soundtrack, only for it to be mercilessly ripped from online storefronts and made unavailable to anyone wanting to see what the fuss was about. A decade later, UbiSoft is finally caving in to fan demands and bringing the game back in a feature-complete release. Don't miss out on it a second time!
2020 – Littlewood (Trailer) – Littlewood released on PC earlier this year and got overwhelmingly good reviews from players, who gave this game a 95% positive score in Steam user reviews with over 2800 reviews. This game is a retro-style city-builder RPG with hints of Stardew Valley, and the game's conceit is that it takes place after you've already saved the world in a typical RPG adventure and now need to go about the business of rebuilding all the stuff that got wrecked.
2020 – N1RV Ann-A (Trailer) – The follow-up to 2019's celebrated VA-11 Hall-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action, no doubt fans of that game's unique blend of bartending and cyberpunk graphic adventure will find more to love here.
2020 – Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire (Trailer) – This top-down RPG got Metacritic scores ranginmg from the high-70s to high-80s when released on other platforms, and follows the (mostly) successful release of the first Pillars of Eternity on Switch (have we gotten that patch yet?). With any luck, they'll work out the kinks this time around before releasing this critically-acclaimed game on the Switch.
2020 – Samurai Gunn 2 (Trailer) – This Action-Platformer from the creator of Hyperlight Drifter follows its acclaimed predecessor and looks to be a fast-paced action romp.
2020 – Spin Rhythm XD (Trailer) – This Music-Rhythm game released last year on PC, and got some extremely good reaction from players, who gave the game a 96% positive user review score on Steam (with over 1400 reviews), with its fluid analog controls being the centerpiece of its celebrated gameplay.
2020 – The Good Life (Trailer) – Following their celebrated Graphic Adventure game The Missing, developer White Owls dives back into the genre with this game about a big city journalist moving to a rural town to pay off a debt.
2020 – This is Pool / This is Snooker (Trailer) – It may seem strange to see a pair of pool games on a list like this, but not if you know anything about the genre – developer Voofoo only just this month released Pure Pool on the Switch to rave reviews, garnering a nice 83 Metacritic score. It seems like a good bet that the developer will continue to work on perfecting their pool trick shot in any follow-up.
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Anyway, that's what I could find for December 2020 (and as a result, the remainder of 2020 altogether) on the Switch, but no doubt some of you have specific games you've got your eye on this next month. Please feel free to give a shout out to any game you feel deserves attention! :-)
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2020.11.30 02:17 Worldly_Werewolf_444 Benedict Cumberbatch

In some cases it seems like there has been a void in our lives; everybody feels it. Griping is one thing that everybody does; individuals don't know to live with it, or they not in any event, for a subsequent attempt to finish those voids in their lives. Discussing Benedict Cumberbatch, this person satisfied all his longings he set forward. Indeed, who doesn't have a clue about the best secret solver Sherlock Holmes or may even know him as the Dr. Stranger. The more we talk about him, the more it gets fascinating. Thus, in this article, you will be taking a gander at the total Biography of Benedict Cumberbatch.
Early life
Benedict Cumberbatch was brought into the world in London, England, to entertainers Timothy Carlton and Wanda Ventham. He has a more established relative on his mom's side named Tracy Tabernacle. Henry Arnold Cumberbatch, his Great Grandfather, was a general in Turkey. Interestingly, his granddad was an official of a submarine for both universal wars and acquired regard in London's High society.
Benedict Cumberbatch went to class at eight years old in the Bramble School of West Sussex and was likewise a workmanship specialist at Harrow School. Harrow is extraordinary compared to other all inclusive schools in the UK. At this school, he played out a few works by Shakespeare, and his first presentation as Titania was the Fairy Queen. In the wake of leaving Harrow, Benedict Cumberbatch showed English for a year at a Tibetan cloister in Darjeeling, India, and afterward contemplated dramatization at the University of Manchester. He proceeded with his investigations at the London Academy of Music and Performing Arts and procured a graduate degree in old style.
Vocation
In 2002, Benedict Cumberbatch took an interest in the short film Hills Like White Elephants, a variation of the homonymous work by Ernest Hemingway; later, in 2003, he played in To Kill A King. It wasn't until 2006 that his depiction of William Pitt in the film Amazing Grace procured him a British Breakthrough Acting Award selection from the London Film Critics Circle. He has likewise taken an interest in the movies Atonement of 2007, The Other Boleyn Girl, transformation of a similar name of 2008, and inThe Whistleblower 2010, featuring Rachel Weisz.
In 2011, he played Peter Guillam, George Smiley's correct hand man, in the movie Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, coordinated by Tomas Alfredson; variation of the homonymous novel by John le Carré, featuring Gary Oldman and Colin Firth. This film was assigned for three Oscars. That very year he took an interest in War Horse, under the bearing of Steven Spielberg, playing Major Stewart.
Benedict Cumberbatch took an interest in the film set of three of The Hobbit (2012 - 2014), playing two characters: the mythical beast Smaug, through movement catch and loaning his voice to it, and furthermore loaning his voice to offer life to the Necromancer.
In January 2012, his marketing specialist affirmed that he would join Star Trek's cast: Into Darkness as the new scalawag, setting himself under JJ Abrams. October 2012 was one of his most beneficial years since he joined the cast of the movie coordinated by Steve McQueen 12 Years a Slave and family show August: Osage County.
In 2013 Benedict Cumberbatch partook in the film's Star Trek: Into Darkness, 12 Years a Slave, August: Osage County, and had his initially featuring function in the part of Julian Assange in The Fifth Estate. Additionally, it was affirmed that he would play Brian Epstein, the supervisor of The Beatles, in an anecdotal movie by his Sherlock chief Paul McGuigan and that Tom Hanks would create it. The show ran for four specific seasons and furthermore had a film named The Abdominal Bridge. In 2014 The Imitation Game was delivered, where he played the popular mathematician Alan Turing.
In December 2014, Marvel affirmed that Benedict Cumberbatch would assume the lead spot in the film about Doctor Strange. The film started shooting in May 2015, in the investigations Pinewood-Shepperton. It was delivered on fourth November 2016.
In 2017, Benedict Cumberbatch worked at Brighton on the arrangement of The Current War, playing Thomas Alva Edison, with chief Alfonso Gómez-Rejón and close by entertainers Tom Holland and Michael Shannon. In 2018 he worked in the super creation Avengers: Infinity War, rehashing his part as Doctor Strange in the organization of a choral cast. That very year loaned her voice to the film The Grinch and Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle, the last dependent on The Jungle Book, by Rudyard Kipling. He additionally partook in the miniseries Patrick Melrose, for which he got acclaim.
Age, Heights, and different realities
Benedict Cumberbatch is at present 44 years of age. The 44-year-old just commended his 44th birthday celebration on nineteenth July 2020. Since his birthday falls on the walk, his zodiac sign is Cancer. He is a Christian; notwithstanding, he regards Buddhism and loves Buddhists.
Cumberbatch remains at the tallness of 6 feet and presently weigh around 75 Kg (163 Pounds). Brought into the world in Britain, he has a British Nationality. He has an incredible comical inclination, and his acting abilities are faultless.
Individual Life
In 2005, in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, Benedict Cumberbatch and two of his companions were snatched by shooters in the night. The prisoners were ultimately taken to uninhabited regions, where they were delivered without clarification. "It instructed me that you leave it as you come into this world," he said of the occurrence. Furthermore, he added, "It caused me to choose to carry on with a less ordinary life." He is an adherent to Buddhist way of thinking and has likewise communicated interest in contemplation and care.
Benedict is hitched to theater and show chief Sophie Hunter. Their marriage was declared "Later on Marriages" part of the Times on November 5, 2014; After a 17-year companionship. The couple were hitched at the twelfth century church of St. Subside and St. Powell on the Isle of Wight, and held a wedding party on February 14, 2015, in the town of Moti-Stoneon Mener. They have a child named Christopher, brought into the world in 2015, and another child named Hall, taken in 2017.
Total assets
As per Celebrity total assets, Cumberbatch has an expected total assets of $40 million.
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2020.11.29 22:40 Professional-Map4486 “The 1” lyrical connections to Calvin

I think this reflects on her relationship with Calvin which was her longest and most serious relationship prior to Joe. He wasn’t the 1 because Joe is, but she’s reflecting on what might have been and the rest of the relationship that didn’t happen. “The greatest films of all time we’re never made”
“Been saying yes instead of no” could relate to the “new shit” like she explained in the long pond doc like trying new things and going with things. But I also think it’s yes instead of no in her relationship. Not only literally with possibly saying yes to a proposal from Joe (or at the very least they are at that level) whereas rumor has it she said no to Calvin. But also less literally by not running away from the relationship. Something she’s explored in other songs.
I thought I saw you at the bus stop I didn’t though - this is similar to “I see you everywhere” dbatc the idea of seeing someone that you’re thinking about, but I think this has a double meaning specific to Calvin. Bus stop is also a place where you see tabloids like the grocery aisle. I think this can also be interpreted that she thought he would expose all in a tabloid after his Twitter rant but he actually didn’t.
“If you wanted me you really should have showed” first thought was about Jake here and the birthday party but actually, Calvin did not attend the Met Gala 2016 with Taylor which as we know was a big turning point in the relationship.
“Roaring twenties.” Again works as a double meaning as possibly the couple are in their 20s but also I think hints again to Calvin and Taylor’s personal roaring twenties. In Reputation there are SOO many Gatsby and 20s imagery. Particularly in this is why we can’t have nice things:
It was so nice throwing big parties Jumping to the pool from the balcony Everyone swimming in a champagne sea And there are no rules when you show up here Bass beat rattling the chandelier Feeling so Gatsby for that whole year
From the July 4th 2015 party to the July 4th 2016 Taylor had a ton of big celebrity packed parties and Calvin was her boyfriend for most of that.
“For never leaving well enough alone.” This is also in ME! And I feel it’s Taylor recognizing this fault in herself. In ME she seems to embrace it and appreciates her current boyfriend can love her anyway or work past it. But in the 1 it seems as though she recognizes the role that fault played in the downfall of the relationship.
You meet some woman on the internet and take her home... Calvin is dating an Instagram model.
Digging up the grave another time. Lwymd video has her digging up the nils sjoberg grave. In general I think this goes with the never leaving well enough alone.
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2020.11.29 22:11 tutetibiimperes Nugu Roundup Special Edition - 2020 Debut Highlight - 201129 + Nugu Awards Input Survey

Hello and welcome to a Special Edition of the Nugu Roundup!
What is this?: This is a weekly feature designed to highlight the unknown/underappreciated groups and soloists working hard in the Kpop world that often fall under the radar. Please share your own information, favorite performance videos, fanmeet stories, or anything else relevant below!
Last week we got to know the long-running girl-group Gavy NJ. Since the Nomination Round for the 2nd Annual Nugu Awards will start next week, I thought it would be nice to take a quick look at all of the new groups who have debuted this year (at least those which will fit the criteria of the Nugu Awards). These are going to be quick-takes as there are a lot of groups to cover. Some of these groups have appeared on Nugu Roundup in the past, and some will appear as full features in the future.
Also please look below for the link to the Input Survey about some potential eligibility changes for this year's awards and feel free to give me your opinions! The groups highlighted in this post will all be groups assumed to be 'safe' in terms of eligibility for this year's awards.
What is Nugu?: While in Korean it literally means 'Who' in the broader Kpop context it refers to groups that are generally unknown amongst the greater public. It doesn't have to mean they're extremely new, though it can, and there are of course varying degrees of 'unknown' which some groups having very strong niche fandoms and others being almost invisible. I take a fairly broad view and will include groups that may be known to some, but who don't have widespread name recognition.
Let's get on with the show...
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JANUARY DEBUTS
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B.O.Y
Who?: A male duo consisting of Kim Kook Heon and Song Yu Vin (both formerly of MYTEEN) under The Music Works Entertainment. Both members also took part in Produce 101X however did not make the final group. Their group name is an acronym of 'B Of You' 'Best Of You' and 'Both Of You'.
Debut: January 7th, 2020 with My Angel (MV) Live Stage (Link)
Other Releases:
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2Z
Who?: 2Z is a 5-member boy band made up of musicians and fashion models under GOGO2020 Entertainment (music) and Morph Management (fashion). Their name in Hangul, 투지, means 'Fighting Spirit'.
Debut: January 14th, 2020 with My 1st Hero (MV) Live Stage (Link)
Other Releases:
YouTube Channel: 2Z
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FEBRUARY DEBUTS
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DKB
Who?: A nine-member boy group under Brave Entertainment, the company founded by mega-producer Brave Brothers and most well known for Brave Girls. Their name stands for 'Dark Brown Eyes' and is pronounced 'Darkbee'.
Debut: February 3rd, 2020 with Sorry Mama (MV) Live Stage (Link) Dance Practice (Link)
Other Releases:
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CIGNATURE
Who?: A seven member girl group under J9 Entertainment, a subsidiary of C9 Entertainment (CIX, Jacoby Planet, Younha, and more). Primarily made up of former members of the disbanded girl group Good Day.
Cignature has been previously featured on Nugu Roundup - Read about them and explore their discography Here.
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EPISODE
Who?: A five member girl group under Pops Entertainment. The group is a re-debut of the girl group Vitamin Angel who originally debuted in 2015, though only one original member remains. Their fandom name is Vienna.
Debut: February 4th, 2020 with Open My Door (MV) Live Stage (Link) Dance Practice (Link)
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DAYDREAM (Disbanded)
Who?: A four member girl group under Great Company, unfortunately most well known for disbanding several months after their debut.
Debut: February 23rd, 2020 with NumNum (MV) Live Stage (Link) Dance Practice (Link)
Trivia: Members Alim (now known as Ye Hwa) and Chae Ha (now known as Xindy) are set to debut in Liz Entertainment's new girl group ZeroSix. Chae Ha was previously a pre-debut member of MIDNIGHT and took part in Liz Entertainment's project group CHIC&IDLE.
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UNVS
Who?: A five member boy group under CHITWN Music. They originally debuted as a Taiwanese boy group in 2016 but reformed as a Korean group and debuted in Korea in 2020. Their name is short for Universe. Their fandom name is U.N.U.S.
Debut: February 23rd, 2020 with Timeless (MV) Live Stage (Link) Performance Video (Link)
Other Releases:
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XENEX
Who?: A five member boy group under Company Gi Eok and Beast Mode Label.
Debut: February 26th, 2020 with It's Gonna Hurt (MV) Live Stage (Link) Choreography Video (Link)
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D.COY
Who?: A five member boy band under Rolling Culture One (also known for Rockit Girl, and former home of Marmello). Their fandom name is D.YOU.
Debut: February 26th, 2020 with Color Magic (MV) Live Stage (Link)
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MARCH DEBUTS
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CRAXY
Who?: A five member girl group under SA ITANMENT. The group existed in pre-debut status as WishGirls with several pre-debut releases beginning in 2018 before their official debut in 2020. Their name comes from a combination of 'Crack' and 'Sexy' and their fandom name is Crown (recently changed from Cravity due to the boy group of the same name debuting).
CRAXY has previously been featured in the Nugu Roundup - Read about them and explore their discography here.
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PURPLE RAIN (DISBANDED)
Who?: A five member boy band under JTBC Entertainment formed through JTBC Superband and coming in third place. The group apparently had a very short contract, completing it within less than a year.
Purple Rain has previously been featured in the Nugu Roundup - Read about them and explore their discography here.
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TRUSTY (DISBANDED)
Who?: A four member boy group under Playmusic Ground. Their name came from 'trust' plus 'Y' for 'You'.
Debut: March 24th, 2020 with Tell Me More (MV) Live Stage (Link)
Trivia: Members Haru and Chance joined pre-debut boy group C on H after TRUSTY disbanded, but C on H disbanded before debut. Member Chance is now a trainee with Floret Entertainment anticipating another debut.
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MY.st
Who?: A five member boy group under MyStar Entertainment. The group promoted in Japan beginning in 2018 before officially debuting in Korea in 2020.
Debut: March 26th, 2020 with Don't Know (MV) Live Stage (Link) Dance Practice (Link).
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APRIL DEBUTS
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TOO
Who?: A ten member boy group under n.CH Entertainment (known for Nature) and Stone Music. The group was formed through the survival show World Klass. The group participated in Road to Kingdom where they were the second group eliminated. Their fandom name is TOOGETHER.
Debut: April 1st, 2020 with Magnolia (MV) Live Stage (Link) Dance Practice (Link)
Other Releases:
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BANDAGE
Who?: A four member boy band under Play M Entertainment (APink, Weeekly, Victon) who were all previous contestant on JTBC Superband. The group states that their inspiration is British rock bands.
Debut: April 3rd, 2020 with Invisibles (MV) Live Stage (Link)
Other Releases:
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KEEMBO
Who?: A female duet under Araline Entertainment, an agency founded by ex-Boyfriend member Jeongmin and Han Jae-Ho of Sweetune. Keembo is made up of former SPICA members Kim Boa and Kim Bohyung, and the group name comes from a combination of their names. The inspiration for the group came when Boa joined Bohyung on stage for a live festival performance.
Debut: April 10th, 2020 with Thank You Anyway (MV) Live Stage (Link)
Other Releases:
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MAY DEBUTS
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NATTY
Who?: Natty is a female soloist under Swing Entertainment (a division of CJ E&M previously tasked with managing Wanna One and IZ*ONE with OffTheRecord). Her label-mate is Kim Jaehwan. Natty was previously a contestant on Sixteen (the competition which produced Twice) and Idol School (the competition which produced Fromis_9) but was eliminated from both.
Debut: May 7th, 2020 with Ninteen (MV) Live Stage (Link)
Other Releases:
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LUCY
Who?: A four member boy band under Mystic89 Entertainment, a subsidiary of Mystic Story. The group was formed through JTBC Superband where they came in 2nd place. The group is somewhat unique in that they have a violinist.
Debut: May 8th, 2020 with Flowering (MV) Live Performance (Link)
Other Releases:
Trivia: You should check out the super-in-depth Spotlight of Lucy by u/violinblues here.
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WOO!AH!
Who?: A five member girl group under NV Entertainment. While the exclamation points are part of their official English name, their Korean name does not include them.
Debut: May 15th, 2015 with Woo!Ah! (MV) Live Stage (Link) Dance Practice (Link)
Other Releases:
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REDSQUARE
Who?: A five member girl group under About Entertainment (also the home of soloist BLENN) which, like Cignature, is made up primarily of former members of the disbanded girl group Good Day.
Debut: May 15th, 2020 with ColorFull (MV) Live Stage (Link) Dance Practice (Link)
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SECRET NUMBER
Who?: A five member multi-ethnic girl group featuring Korean, Korean-American, Indonesian, and Japanese members under Vine Entertainment (former home of ShaFla). Their name comes from wanting to be special to the public like their own special numbers such as birthdays and anniversaries.
Debut: May 19th, 2020 with Who Dis? (MV) Live Stage (Link) Dance Practice (Link)
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JUNE DEBUTS
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E'LAST
Who?: An 8 member boy group under E-Company. Their name means 'Everlasting' and their fandom name is 'ELRING'. Two of the members participated in Produce 101X.
Debut: June 9th, 2020 with Swear (MV) Live Stage (Link) Dance Practice (Link)
Other Releases:
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WEEEKLY
Who?: A seven member girl group under Play M Entertainment. Originally under FAVE Entertainment (former home of Sunny Hill, Fiestar, History, and more) the company merged with APink's agency Plan A Entertainment to form Play M. Their fandom name is Daileee.
Debut: June 30th, 2020 with Tag Me (MV) Live Stage (Link) Dance Practice (Link)
Other Releases:
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That's it for today, let's get the discussion on!
If I've missed anyone, please feel free to share below! I know for sure I didn't hit every soloist, so share your favorite solo debuts for this year below as well as feel free to talk about any of these 2020 groups!
I did not include debuts by groups who will be ineligible for the Nugu Awards due to major company status or music show wins this year. I also did not include temporary project groups.
LOOK FOR A SEPARATE POST BELOW FOR THE LINK TO THE NUGU AWARDS GROUP ELIGIBILITY INPUT SURVEY
STAY TUNED NEXT WEEK FOR THE NOMINATION ROUND FOR THE 2ND ANNUAL NUGU AWARDS!
As always, if you have any suggestions for groups, content, or things you'd like to see, please let me know in the comments below.
Also as always, a big shout-out to u/not-named-in-credits for founding nugutown and u/sharnaranwan for continuing the work over there.
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2020.11.29 19:55 NedFlanders_12 List of Christmas Films & Episodes available to stream

Here's a list of Christmas Films and Christmas Episodes on Netlix, Prime, Disney +, Now Tv & All4. (I started putting this together last week, So apologies in advance if anything listed has been removed since)
MOVIES Netflix: 48 Christmas Wishes A Bad Moms Christmas A California Christmas (Netflix Original) Released 14th Dec A Christmas Prince (Netflix Original) A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby (Netflix Original) A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding (Netflix Original) A Cinderella Story Christmas Wish A Family Reunion Christmas (Netflix Original) A Perfect Christmas List A Wish for Christmas Alien Xmas (Netflix Original) Angela's Christmas Wish (Netflix Original) Released 1st Dec Arthur Christmas Christmas Break-In Christmas Crossfire (Netflix Original) Released 4th Dec Christmas Inheritance (Netflix Original) Christmas Land Christmas Made To Order Christmas Wedding Planner Christmas With The Coopers Christmas With The Kranks Christmas Wonderland Dolly Parton's Christmas On The Square (Netflix Original) Holidate (Netflix Original) Holiday In The Wind (Netflix Original) Holiday Rush (Netflix Original) I'll Be Home for Christmas (2016) Jingle Jangle A Christmas Journey (Netflix Original) Just Another Christmas (Netflix Original) Released 3rd Dec Klaus (Netflix Original) Krampus Let It Snow (Netflix Original) My Christmas Inn Nativity Nativity 2: Danger in the Manger Nativity 3: Dude, Where's My Donkey? Operation Christmas Drop (Netflix Original) Puppy Star Christmas Santa Claws Santa Girl Santa In Training The App That Stole Christmas The Christmas Chronicles (Netflix Original) The Christmas Chronicles 2 (Netflix Original) The Grinch (2018) The Holiday The Holiday Calendar (Netflix Original) The Knight Before Christmas (Netflix Original) The Princess Switch (Netflix Original) The Princess Switch: Switched Again (Netflix Original) Three Days Of Christmas (Netflix Original)
Disney Plus: 12 Dates of Christmas A Chritmas Carol (Jim Carrey 2009) Beauty and the Beast The Enchanted Christmas Good Luck Charlie Its Christmas Home Alone Home Alone 2: Lost in New York Home Alone 3 I'll Be Home for Christmas (1996) Lego Star Wars Holiday Special Mickey's Christmas Carol Mickey's Once Upon A Christmas Mickey's Twice Upon A Christmas Noelle One Magic Christmas Richie Rich's Christmas Wish Santa Buddies Santa Paws 2 The Christmas Star The Muppet Christmas Carol The Nightmare Before Christmas The Santa Clause The Santa Clause 2 The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause The Search For Santa Paws The Ultimate Christmas Present Twas The Night
Now TV / Sky Cinema: 12 Men of Christmas A Christmas in Royal Fashion A Wedding for Christmas All I Want for Christmas Anna And The Apocalypse Bad Santa Bah, Humduck! A Looney Tunes Christmas. Batman Returns Christmas Town Christmas With The Coopers Released 4th Dec Die Hard Elf (Supposed to be added in December) Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas Gremlins Released 1st Dec Home Alone 4 Home Alone The Holiday Heist How The Grinch Stole Christmas (Jim Carrey) How To Train Your Dragon: Homecoming It's a Wonderful Life Jingle All the Way Last Christmas Lethal Weapon Look Who's Talking Now Love Actually Memories Of Christmas Mickey's Magical Christmas Snowed in at the House of Mouse Mickey's Once Upon A Christmas Miracle On 34th Street (1947) Miracle On 34th Street (1973) Miracle On 34th Street (1994) Scrooged Sleepless In Seattle Surviving Christmas The Christmas Swap The Family Stone The Holiday The Polar Express The Star This Christmas Trading Places
Prime Video: 12 Christmas wishes for my dog A Christmas Melody A Christmas to Remember A Cookie Cutter Christmas A Perfect Christmas A Rose for Christmas A Shoe Addicts Christmas All About Christmas Eve Christmas at Grand Valley Christmas at the Palace Christmas Coupon Christmas Encore Christmas Eve Christmas Festival Of Ice Christmas For A Dollar Christmas In Love Christmas Magic Christmas Princess Christmas Under Wraps Christmas With The Coopers Christmas With The Kranks Crown For Christmas Deck the Halls Die Hard 2 Homegrown Christmas Ice Sculpture Christmas Just In Time For Christmas Kix Brooks A Country Christmas Marry me at Christmas Pete's Christmas Pride, Prejudice and Mistletoe Red Christmas Scrooged The Christmas Ride The Holiday The Night Before The Wizards Christmas This Christmas Welcome to Christmas Yes Virginia There Is A Santa Claus
TV EPISODES (S = Season No. / E = Episode No.) Netflix: Brooklyn Nine Nine – [S01 E11, S02 E10, S03 E10, S04 E10] Dash & Lily (Netflix Series) – [9 Episodes] Dawsons Creek – [S06 E10] Friends – [S01 E10, S02 E09, S03 E10, S04 E10, S05 E10, S06 E10, S07 E09 & E10, S08 E11, S9 E10] Gilmore Girls – [S01 E10, S02 E10, S07 E11] Gossip Girl – [S01 E11, S04 E11] Hardy Bucks – [S01 E04] How I Met Your Mother – [S02 E11, S04 E11, S06 E12, S07 E12, S08 E11 & E12] It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia – [S06 E12] Modern Family – [S01 E10, S03 E10, S05 E10, S07 E09, S08 E09] Moesha – [S04 E09] New Girl – [S01 E09, S02 E11, S03 E11, S04 E11, S06 E10] Only Fools and Horses – [Specials E01] Sister Sister – [S03 E12] The Big Bang Theory – [S02 E11, S03 E11, S06 E11, S07 E11, S08 E11, S10 E12] The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air – [S01 E15, S02 E13, S04 E13, S06 E11] The Office (UK) – [S02 E07 & E08] The Ranch (Netlix Series) – [S01 E20]
Disney Plus: Boy Meets World – [S01 E10, S02 E12, S03 E10, S04 E12, S05 E11, S06 E11] Girl Meets World – [S01 E16, S03 E18] Lizzie McGuire – [S01 E07, S02 E20] The Simpsons – [S01 E01, S07 E11, S09 E10, S12 E08)
Prime Video: Mad Men – [S03 E13, S04 E02, S05 E10] Parks and Recreation – [S02 E12, S04 E10, S05 E09] Seinfeld – [S03 E12, S04 E13, S06 E11, S07 E10, S08 E10, S09 E10] The Office (US) – [S02 E10, S03 E10 & E11, S05 E11, S06 E13, S07 E11 & E12, S08 E10, S09 E09]
All 4: 90210 – [S02 E12] Dawsons Creek – [S06 E10] Father Ted – [S02 E11] Malcolm In The Middle – [S03 E07, S05 E07, S06 E06] Man with a Plan – [S01 E07] Scrubs – [S01 E11, S02 E10, S04 E12] The West Wing – [S01 E10, S02 E10, S03 E09, S04 E11, S05 E09, S06 E09]
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2020.11.29 02:00 TylerbioRodriguez The disappearance of Anne Bonny, legendary female pirate from the Golden Age of Piracy. Perhaps solved after 300 years?

Anne Bonny was a female pirate from the Golden Age of Piracy. She is a name you will almost always find in just about any book on the subject, academic or otherwise. A lot has been said and a lot has been written about her. There are minor questions, such as when she was born or why she became a pirate. But the most famous question, is what happened to her? She vanished after a trial on November 28th, 1720, 300 years ago as of today. Well since May I have been searching for an answer and I might have actually figured it out. This story was published in the South Carolina Post and Courier today, and mostly draws from a 71 minute video I wrote for my YouTube channel. The video and article are here but I have written a broad summary of the video if you would like to read it. Sources are all listed at the end.
Video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOiUgXyk0Fs)
Article (https://www.postandcourier.com/news/a-22-year-old-youtuber-may-have-solved-anne-bonny-pirate-mystery-300-years-aftearticle_78fc0a2e-2914-11eb-a5f5-03b65f4d281a.html)

Anne Bonny was a violent lesbian sailor. Anne Bonny was a serial killer. Anne Bonny was a feminist hero. Anne Bonny was an inspirational LGBTQ icon. Anne Bonny was a mere child who didn't think her life through. Anne Bonny was a heroine of the people. All of these phrases have been said by someone. Historians, journalists, bloggers, all of these people saying something like this. None of this is true. She might be a famous icon of the Golden Age of Piracy, depicted in Black Flag, Black Sails, the Pirates of the Caribbean ride and so on, but she isn't a well understood figure of history. She was treated as more an oddity by contemporary writers, in the vain of a carnival barker saying come see the freaks. She is a prism to the past, a cipher. Everyone sees something in her that reflects what they believe. So what is the truth? Who was she and what happened to her?
Its a difficult question to answer. Documents are hard to find, mostly kept in libraries across the Americas and the West Indies. Most come in the form of newspapers and short articles, a proclamation from a governor here and there, and court transcripts. Anything written years later is already unreliable, and details that come from the 20th century onward is almost always nonsense.
The Golden Age of Piracy is difficult to define, everyone has a different opinion on when it began and ended. I picked the longest timeframe, 1650 to 1730. An era defined by Henry Morgan, Henry Every, William Kidd, Edward Thatch, and Bartholomew Roberts. In this time period of legendary criminals came a woman named Anne Bonny. Said to be from Ireland, bastard daughter of an attorney and a maid. She moved to the Carolinas, lived a life that included stabbing a maid and almost killing a rapist, before running away with a sailor to Nassau, the Pirate Republic. She falls in love with Jack Rackham, quartermaster for Charles Vane. Rackham seizes power, Anne runs away from her husband and they plunder ship after ship. Eventually Anne falls for a sailor who is really Mary Read, becoming close friends. The British navy eventually captures them, Rackham is hanged but the two women avoid the noose by way of pregnancy. Mary dies in prison but Anne is never seen again.
This is the story as told in Captain Charles Johnson's General History of the Pyrates. Who was Captain Charles Johnson? It was an alias, not his real name. Almost certainly taken from the playwright Charles Johnson, who wrote a play about pirate Henry Every. In the 1930s historians mostly agreed Johnson was Daniel Defoe, author of Robinson Crusoe. In the 1980s the general opinion changed to Nathaniel Mist, Defoes publisher. The popular suspect remains Mist, an opinion I agree with while fully admitting it could have been another writer under Mist. The mystery of who Captain Charles Johnson is cannot be solved beyond reasonable doubt, and its not the only problem with the book. Its full of claims without sources and when a source can be used to factcheck it, the facts don't add up. The book takes a true story and almost always twists it for more dramatic events or details almost certainly made up. Anne Bonny's story is the worst example, her chapter is mostly about her father's misunderstandings about silver spoons. It has quotes that were never said at her trial. It contradicts witness statements at the trial. In a book full of lies, Anne Bonny's chapter is perhaps the worst of the bunch.
So what is the truth? Well, Governor Woodes Rogers of the Bahamas first mentioned Anne in a proclamation recorded in the Boston Gazette. He said the pirate John Rackam, notice the spelling difference, stole a sloop called the William from the harbor. He did it with 14 people, 12 men and two women. He lists them as Ann Fulford, alias Bonny, and Mary Read. A key detail of Johnsons account is Mary dressing up as a man and not being discovered to be a woman until the trial. This makes it all very unlikely. There are some scattered papers of two female pirates on a sloop attacking fishing boats reported through September and October, no names are mentioned but we know who this is. The big document is the Tryials of John Rackam and other Pyrates. A pamphlet printed in Jamaica that functions like a transcript, its quite rare and very key to the story. The pamphlet mentions that they robbed several fishing boats, sloops and schooners until October 22 1720. On that day, Rackam was caught by the privateer Jonathan Barnet, who ironically had served as a pirate alongside Henry Jennings in 1715. He caught the pirate after a pathetically short battle and brought them to Jamaica. Rackam was hanged on the 18th. Anne and Mary faced the court and governor of Jamaica, Sir Nicholas Lawes, on November 28th in the court house of Spanish Town. Anne Bonny was called Ann Bonny, alias Bonn. There several witnesses were brought forward, captains of vessels they stole, and witnesses to there crimes. They described them as constantly swearing, giving powder to cannons, and boarding vessels with cutlass and pistols drawn. They even tried to kill a female witness at one point. They wore sailors regalia while plundering but dressed in womens clothing when off duty. They were called spinsters of New Providence, and they never said a word to save themselves at trial.
At the end they were condemned to death not far from Henry Morgan's favorite town, Port Royal. But before sentencing was done they claimed quick with child. Following a newspaper in 1721 that referenced the trial and some other scattered reports, they were never heard from again.
So who was Anne Bonny? Well I don't think she was Irish. The name Anne is an English surname, it was popular due to Queen Anne of Great Britains reign but also well known due to Anne Boleyn. The spelling of Anne or Ann also usually denoted social rank at the time. Bonny is a French English name, it comes from the word bon, meaning good. It was mostly associated with Lancashire County but popular in all of England. Those other names, Fulford and Bonn, were also found in England and not Ireland. Fulford was a popular surname in Staffordshire and Bonn is just a fancier spelling of the French word. Nobody at her trial made mention of an accent or red hair, hell she probably had brown hair if she was from England.
She is perhaps the same Ann Bonny who was baptized in St. Giles In the Fields Church in St Giles London in 1690. This Ann Bonny had several siblings and likely lived in St Giles, which was infamously a terrible place of poverty. St Giles was also close to the Tyburn Tree and Execution Dock, so its possibly if this is Anne Bonny, she might have witnessed William Kidds death in 1701.
Its possible if this is the same woman, that she moved to Nassau around 1716. 1716 saw a rise in prostitution in Nassau and if Anne was an adult woman without a husband on that island, odds are likely she was a sex worker. Mary Read was also likely a working girl. In 1720 Governor Rogers started trying to stamp out prostitution because of his stern religious beliefs. Around the same time he was doing this, was when Anne and Mary fled on the William. Perhaps this was the cause of her short piracy career.
Now as to what happened to Anne, well there are many theories. Perhaps she was executed after all, would contradict all the documents mentioning executions, so I doubt it. I doubt she escaped that would have been quite a public sensation. Many believe she escaped after her father paid for her release. This is false, the name often used for her father is William Cormac. This comes from the 1964 romance novel Mistress of the Seas by John Carlova. He made up almost everything, even stealing details from the movie Anne of the Indies, but somehow historians ended up quoting this. David Cordingly quoted it. Colin Woodard quoted it. Kate Williams quoted it. It might be what shows up on Anne's wikipedia page but its not true. We don't truly know who her parents were, I suspect they were probably just poor folk in England, nobody rich or powerful.
This begs the question, where did she go? Anne Bonny's fate is mysterious, Mary Read's isn't. Everyone agrees she died in 1721, but no document is ever shown. Sure some historians say there was a document, coming from a 1989 Clinton V Black book, but I couldn't find it on the internet. The library of Jamaica flat out sent me listings for a childrens book but not a document. I nearly gave up until I found a parish registry on a genealogy website. Mary Read died in April of 1721, the document mentions a Mary Read Pirate buried April 28th. It left me at a crossroads because I felt if there was no document for Mary, then maybe Anne died and nobody reported it. As a joke I typed in Anne's name to the genealogy site. By sheer luck I found a document listed as Ann Bonny, buried December 29th 1733, St Catherines Jamaica. Its the right area, St Catherines is where Spanish Town is. Its only 13 years after the trial, no family is listed and the spelling is without the phantom E Captain Charles Johnson added. There are other Ann Bonny's buried in Jamaica but all are from either 1710 or a far off date like 1790.
If this is her, then what likely happened is, the Governor took pity on her and let her go. There is a precedent, Mary Critchett, the only other female pirate convicted in the Golden Age, was never hanged and probably let go due to her gender. If let go, Anne probably went back to prostitution, no paper trail or taxes or owning a house. The child she had probably died or was taken, Jamaica was a rough place to live. Its what probably killed her, disease like yellow fever or tuberculosis. But she managed to outlive Governor Rogers, who died in 1732, and basically every notable pirate of the era. If she could read, maybe she even read her own legend be born with General History. Regardless, she is indeed a pirate legend, still going strong 300 years later and dare I say probably will remain popular in 300 more years.
She might be a legend now, but she was real once upon a time. She perhaps lived an unremarkable life after a remarkable two month time period. But its not what has been recorded, and it never will be. When the legend becomes fact, print the legend, so says a John Ford classic. Aye, a legend it may be and always be, but the truth can be learned if one looks hard enough. Buried treasure may not be real, but finding the real story behind a nearly mythical woman is nearly as sweet.
Special Thanks to

Script editor, Alexandros Chousakos aka Alexandros The Greek
Script co-editor Jacob Krehbiel
Script co-editor Jay Zenitsky
Script co-editor Mochi
Script co-editor Mona Sparks
Alexander Rodriguez
Amy Schafer
Andrew Rakich aka Atun-Shei Films
Ann Marie Lazarus
Ann Riley
Bear Derby
Brian Dunning
Cathedral of St. Jago De La Vega
Chris "Vertigo" Skoufis
Colin Woodard
Cynical History Forum
David Cordingly
David Fictum
Jack Rackam (Internet Personality)
Jean McCalmont
Jif
Joan Hartmann
Joseph Paul Hall-Patton aka The Cynical Historian
Marcia Jones
Mat "Animat" Brunet
Neil Rennie
Nick D'andrea
OOTWDF Forum
Paige Colley
Peggy Martinez
Professor Christianna Hurford
Rachel Arpin
Rachel Shatalov
Renegade Pop Culture
Sasuri
Sep
Subme1212
Talkernate History
Thomas Rodriguez
Tony Bartleme
Trent Coe
Veritas_Certum
YukikoKoiSan

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2020.11.29 02:00 TylerbioRodriguez The Legend of Anne Bonny, 300 years later. (Full essay, video and article)

Well here it is everyone. It started on May 30th and it ends today, the evening of the 28th, 300 years to the day Anne Bonny was tried for piracy and never seen again. I would thank everyone here but those who helped are featured in the credits of the video and this post. This subject was covered in an article today in the Post and Courier, and I intend to send this to several newspapers and eventually publish it in a historical journal. The video is 71 minutes long so this post is more or less a written summary of the entire project. All sources are listed at the end.
Video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOiUgXyk0Fs)
Article (https://www.postandcourier.com/news/a-22-year-old-youtuber-may-have-solved-anne-bonny-pirate-mystery-300-years-aftearticle_78fc0a2e-2914-11eb-a5f5-03b65f4d281a.html)

Anne Bonny was a violent lesbian sailor. Anne Bonny was a serial killer. Anne Bonny was a feminist hero. Anne Bonny was an inspirational LGBTQ icon. Anne Bonny was a mere child who didn't think her life through. Anne Bonny was a heroine of the people. All of these phrases have been said by someone. Marcus Rediker, Kate Williams, David Cordingly, reactionary bloggers, all of them. None of this is true. She might be a famous icon of the Golden Age of Piracy, depicted in Black Flag, Black Sails, the Pirates of the Caribbean ride and so on, but she isn't a well understood figure of history. She was treated as more an oddity by contemporary writers, in the vain of a carnival barker saying come see the freaks. She is a prism to the past, a cipher. Everyone sees something in her that reflects what they believe. So what is the truth? Who was she and what happened to her?
Its a difficult question to answer. Documents are hard to find, mostly kept in libraries across the Americas and the West Indies. Most come in the form of newspapers and short articles, a proclamation from a governor here and there, and court transcripts. Anything written years later is already unreliable, and details that come from the 20th century onward is almost always nonsense.
The Golden Age of Piracy is difficult to define, everyone has a different opinion on when it began and ended. I picked the longest timeframe, 1650 to 1730. An era defined by Henry Morgan, Henry Every, William Kidd, Edward Thatch, and Bartholomew Roberts. In this time period of legendary criminals came a woman named Anne Bonny. Said to be from Ireland, bastard daughter of an attorney and a maid. She moved to the Carolinas, lived a life that included stabbing a maid and almost killing a rapist, before running away with a sailor to Nassau, the Pirate Republic. She falls in love with Jack Rackham, quartermaster for Charles Vane. Rackham seizes power, Anne runs away from her husband and they plunder ship after ship. Eventually Anne falls for a sailor who is really Mary Read, becoming close friends. The British navy eventually captures them, Rackham is hanged but the two women avoid the noose by way of pregnancy. Mary dies in prison but Anne is never seen again.
This is the story as told in Captain Charles Johnson's General History of the Pyrates. Who was Captain Charles Johnson? It was an alias, not his real name. Almost certainly taken from the playwright Charles Johnson, who wrote a play about pirate Henry Every. In the 1930s historians mostly agreed Johnson was Daniel Defoe, author of Robinson Crusoe. In the 1980s the general opinion changed to Nathaniel Mist, Defoes publisher. The popular suspect remains Mist, an opinion I agree with while fully admitting it could have been another writer under Mist. The mystery of who Captain Charles Johnson is cannot be solved beyond reasonable doubt, and its not the only problem with the book. Its full of claims without sources and when a source can be used to factcheck it, the facts don't add up. The book takes a true story and almost always twists it for more dramatic events or details almost certainly made up. Anne Bonny's story is the worst example, her chapter is mostly about her father's misunderstandings about silver spoons. It has quotes that were never said at her trial. It contradicts witness statements at the trial. In a book full of lies, Anne Bonny's chapter is perhaps the worst of the bunch.
So what is the truth? Well, Governor Woodes Rogers of the Bahamas first mentioned Anne in a proclamation recorded in the Boston Gazette. He said the pirate John Rackam, notice the spelling difference, stole a sloop called the William from the harbor. He did it with 14 people, 12 men and two women. He lists them as Ann Fulford, alias Bonny, and Mary Read. A key detail of Johnsons account is Mary dressing up as a man and not being discovered to be a woman until the trial. This makes it all very unlikely. There are some scattered papers of two female pirates on a sloop attacking fishing boats reported through September and October, no names are mentioned but we know who this is. The big document is the Tryials of John Rackam and other Pyrates. A pamphlet printed in Jamaica that functions like a transcript, its quite rare and very key to the story. The pamphlet mentions that they robbed several fishing boats, sloops and schooners until October 22 1720. On that day, Rackam was caught by the privateer Jonathan Barnet, who ironically had served as a pirate alongside Henry Jennings in 1715. He caught the pirate after a pathetically short battle and brought them to Jamaica. Rackam was hanged on the 18th. Anne and Mary faced the court and governor of Jamaica, Sir Nicholas Lawes, on November 28th in the court house of Spanish Town. Anne Bonny was called Ann Bonny, alias Bonn. There several witnesses were brought forward, captains of vessels they stole, and witnesses to there crimes. They described them as constantly swearing, giving powder to cannons, and boarding vessels with cutlass and pistols drawn. They even tried to kill a female witness at one point. They wore sailors regalia while plundering but dressed in womens clothing when off duty. They were called spinsters of New Providence, and they never said a word to save themselves at trial.
At the end they were condemned to death not far from Henry Morgan's favorite town, Port Royal. But before sentencing was done they claimed quick with child. Following a newspaper in 1721 that referenced the trial and some other scattered reports, they were never heard from again.
So who was Anne Bonny? Well I don't think she was Irish. The name Anne is an English surname, it was popular due to Queen Anne of Great Britains reign but also well known due to Anne Boleyn. The spelling of Anne or Ann also usually denoted social rank at the time. Bonny is a French English name, it comes from the word bon, meaning good. It was mostly associated with Lancashire County but popular in all of England. Those other names, Fulford and Bonn, were also found in England and not Ireland. Fulford was a popular surname in Staffordshire and Bonn is just a fancier spelling of the French word. Nobody at her trial made mention of an accent or red hair, hell she probably had brown hair if she was from England.
She is perhaps the same Ann Bonny who was baptized in St. Giles In the Fields Church in St Giles London in 1690. This Ann Bonny had several siblings and likely lived in St Giles, which was infamously a terrible place of poverty. St Giles was also close to the Tyburn Tree and Execution Dock, so its possibly if this is Anne Bonny, she might have witnessed William Kidds death in 1701.
Its possible if this is the same woman, that she moved to Nassau around 1716. 1716 saw a rise in prostitution in Nassau and if Anne was an adult woman without a husband on that island, odds are likely she was a sex worker. Mary Read was also likely a working girl. In 1720 Governor Rogers started trying to stamp out prostitution because of his stern religious beliefs. Around the same time he was doing this, was when Anne and Mary fled on the William. Perhaps this was the cause of her short piracy career.
Now as to what happened to Anne, well there are many theories. Perhaps she was executed after all, would contradict all the documents mentioning executions, so I doubt it. I doubt she escaped that would have been quite a public sensation. Many believe she escaped after her father paid for her release. This is false, the name often used for her father is William Cormac. This comes from the 1964 romance novel Mistress of the Seas by John Carlova. He made up almost everything, even stealing details from the movie Anne of the Indies, but somehow historians ended up quoting this. David Cordingly quoted it. Colin Woodard quoted it. Kate Williams quoted it. It might be what shows up on Anne's wikipedia page but its not true. We don't truly know who her parents were, I suspect they were probably just poor folk in England, nobody rich or powerful.
This begs the question, where did she go? Anne Bonny's fate is mysterious, Mary Read's isn't. Everyone agrees she died in 1721, but no document is ever shown. Sure some historians say there was a document, coming from a 1989 Clinton V Black book, but I couldn't find it on the internet. The library of Jamaica flat out sent me listings for a childrens book but not a document. I nearly gave up until I found a parish registry on a genealogy website. Mary Read died in April of 1721, the document mentions a Mary Read Pirate buried April 28th. It left me at a crossroads because I felt if there was no document for Mary, then maybe Anne died and nobody reported it. As a joke I typed in Anne's name to the genealogy site. By sheer luck I found a document listed as Ann Bonny, buried December 29th 1733, St Catherines Jamaica. Its the right area, St Catherines is where Spanish Town is. Its only 13 years after the trial, no family is listed and the spelling is without the phantom E Captain Charles Johnson added. There are other Ann Bonny's buried in Jamaica but all are from either 1710 or a far off date like 1790.
If this is her, then what likely happened is, the Governor took pity on her and let her go. There is a precedent, Mary Critchett, the only other female pirate convicted in the Golden Age, was never hanged and probably let go due to her gender. If let go, Anne probably went back to prostitution, no paper trail or taxes or owning a house. The child she had probably died or was taken, Jamaica was a rough place to live. Its what probably killed her, disease like yellow fever or tuberculosis. But she managed to outlive Governor Rogers, who died in 1732, and basically every notable pirate of the era. If she could read, maybe she even read her own legend be born with General History. Regardless, she is indeed a pirate legend, still going strong 300 years later and dare I say probably will remain popular in 300 more years.
She might be a legend now, but she was real once upon a time. She perhaps lived an unremarkable life after a remarkable two month time period. But its not what has been recorded, and it never will be. When the legend becomes fact, print the legend, so says a John Ford classic. Aye, a legend it may be and always be, but the truth can be learned if one looks hard enough. Buried treasure may not be real, but finding the real story behind a nearly mythical woman is nearly as sweet.
Special Thanks to

Script editor, Alexandros Chousakos aka Alexandros The Greek
Script co-editor Jacob Krehbiel
Script co-editor Jay Zenitsky
Script co-editor Mochi
Script co-editor Mona Sparks
Alexander Rodriguez
Amy Schafer
Andrew Rakich aka Atun-Shei Films
Ann Marie Lazarus
Ann Riley
Bear Derby
Brian Dunning
Cathedral of St. Jago De La Vega
Chris "Vertigo" Skoufis
Colin Woodard
Cynical History Forum
David Cordingly
David Fictum
Jack Rackam (Internet Personality)
Jean McCalmont
Jif
Joan Hartmann
Joseph Paul Hall-Patton aka The Cynical Historian
Marcia Jones
Mat "Animat" Brunet
Neil Rennie
Nick D'andrea
OOTWDF Forum
Paige Colley
Peggy Martinez
Professor Christianna Hurford
Rachel Arpin
Rachel Shatalov
Renegade Pop Culture
Sasuri
Sep
Subme1212
Talkernate History
Thomas Rodriguez
Tony Bartleme
Trent Coe
Veritas_Certum
YukikoKoiSan

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Ancestry.com. London, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Ann Bonny document
https://www.ancestry.com/discoveryui-content/view/14063071:1624?_phcmd=u(%27https://www.ancestry.com/search/?name=Ann_Bonny&birth=1690&birth_x=10-0-0&count=50&name_x=1_1&successSource=Search&queryId=a44328482965ba432af838e38c2bf348%27,%27successSource%27))
Ancestry.com. London, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. George Bonny document
https://www.ancestry.com/discoveryui-content/view/14057737:1624?indiv=1&tid=&pid=&queryId=06b993c21d621a8d93c8e257c305be8c&usePUB=true&_phsrc=23z1812524&_phstart=successSource
Anglican servants in the Caribbean, c.1610-c.1740
https://www.lancaster.ac.uk/fass/projects/caribbean/ministers,%20working.pdf
Boston Gazette, January 31, 1721 https://bloximages.newyork1.vip.townnews.com/postandcourier.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/0/49/049b0e5e-dd54-11e8-bbd6-ff8c2a58116d/5bda1f3aaf8e3.image.jpg?crop=475%2C406%2C26%2C0&resize=400%2C342&order=crop%2Cresize
Boston Gazette, October 10th, 1720 https://bloximages.newyork1.vip.townnews.com/postandcourier.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/e/d6/ed66b50e-dea1-11e8-9f67-9f5bfed7b75a/5bdc4f4cecde7.image.jpg?resize=400%2C283
Boston Gazette, Woodes Rogers proclamation September 5th, 1720. October 10-17th 1720 https://bloximages.newyork1.vip.townnews.com/postandcourier.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/d/53/d53297f8-dd54-11e8-a5bb-f382533ea96d/5bda2070535b3.pdf.pdf
Fox, E.T. Pirates in Their Own Words. Lulu.com. 2014
"Jamaica, Church of England Parish Register Transcripts, 1664-1880", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:C2YR-RH6Z : 26 March 2020), Ann Bonny, 1733.
"Jamaica, Church of England Parish Register Transcripts, 1664-1880", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:CC2V-G2T2 : 28 February 2020), Mary Read, 1721.
Lancashire Online Parish Clerk Project. https://www.lan-opc.org.uk/
The Tryals of Captain John Rackam and other Pirates, 1721 https://bloximages.newyork1.vip.townnews.com/postandcourier.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/6/89/68970990-ded9-11e8-be44-1b1f2868c03d/5bdcac97a7f1f.pdf.pdf
Ward, Ned. A Trip to Jamaica. 1698. https://grubstreetproject.net/works/R905?func=intro&display=text

Secondary Sources

Abbott, Karen. "If There's a Man Among Ye: The Tale of Pirate Queens Anne Bonny and Mary Read." August 9th, 2011. http://smithsonianmag.com/
Annebonnypirate.com, Anne Bonny and Female Pirates. http://www.annebonnypirate.com/
Appleby, John C. Women and English Piracy, 1540-1720: Partners and Victims of Crime. Boydell Press, 2015.
Black, Clinton V. Pirates of the West Indies. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1990.
Bonny Last Name Origin. Surname Database. https://www.surnamedb.com/Surname/Bonny
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2020.11.29 00:33 mekababy (SELLING) UNHINGED + THE NEW MUTANTS + MULAN + ANTEBELLUM 4K + BILL & TED 3 + MANY MORE. DONT MISS THE LINK TO MY SECONDARY LIST AT BOTTOM OF MY PRIMARY LIST. THANKS FOR LOOKING ;-)

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2020.11.28 17:53 66Xeno [Progress] Nine games are beaten and two games dropped this month

I can't believe that it's almost December, but at the same time, it feels like we've had 24 months already this year. Such is the way of 2020. Anyway, I finished some games and apparently, I did a lot more than I remembered. So, let's get into them, shall we?
Gal*Gun: Double Peace (Steam)
What a game to start this month off with. I saw a few minutes of gameplay for this and was curious about it since it looked like dumb fun. Unfortunately, it just ended up getting dull and cringy quickly. The gameplay involves "shooting" different women with pleasure to get them to leave alone and that is the entire game. A decent on-rails shooter that overstays its welcome and just made me feel uncomfortable playing it.
The Uninvited: MacVenture Series (Steam)
I didn't know this game was on Steam until I saw it appear during one of Fanatical's sales. Because I love the NES version of this game, I was excited to see what the original would be like. Honestly, I think I prefer the NES port, partly because of nostalgia, but also because I found this way more cumbersome and after finding out that there was a time limit, I just gave up and used a walkthrough. It was neat to see the original version of one of my favourite NES games, but if I play this again, I'm just going to stick with the NES port.
Dress-up Traveller (Steam) [100%]
This is the month for weird adult games for me, I guess. Basically, a 2D beat-'em-up where you play as a woman who has to kill enemies to collect resources to build better armour and clothing. It sounds way more fun than it actually is because you will have to grind a ton to get enough resources to build the next strong piece of armour. And if you get your health drained, you get captured by the monsters you were fighting and have to watch the same scenes over and over again. It also doesn't have an interesting payoff, it just sorta ends.
Bugsnax (Epic) [99%]
I almost didn't pick up this game, but I'm so glad I did. This is easily my favourite game that came out this year. I started it up, planning on playing for an hour or so before going to sleep, but I didn't want to take my eyes off of the game until I realized that I had played through the entire night. The game lured me in with its charming characters and creatures, delivering a surprisingly dark story and I loved every second of it. I would definitely recommend playing this, it was so much fun that I basically played the entire game in about three days. And I still have some more content, I still have two more achievements left to get (also, apparently Epic has achievements now?). I've avoided doing them to actually finish some other games, but I'm sure I'll be sucked back into Snaktooth Island before the end of the year
Super Mario 64 (Switch)
Oh boy, time to make people mad at me again. I appreciate what this has done for 3D gaming, but it has not aged well at all. As someone who had never played this game before, but grew up with 3D platformers like Spyro & Crash on the PlayStation 1, this felt awful to control. It was so slippery and there were many times where I knew what I had to do, but I had to fight against the controls to get Mario to do what I wanted. I think if the controls were more fine-tuned and the level design would show you where the objective was, like Sunshine or Galaxy, I might have liked this more. I know this was super early on in the world of 3D gaming, but after playing similar games made years later, I did not enjoy this game.
Five Nights at Freddy's: Help Wanted (Steam)
Finally, after getting a stronger laptop than I've ever had, I was able to play and finish this game. And man, I wish I hadn't. I love the FNaF games and I can get past all of the first and third games without getting killed once. But this game, which included versions of the past games, just ended up feeling unfair. You really can't control how much battery you use, other than the doors, making it feel less like a strategy and more just pure luck. There were also many times where I would click on something and it would just not register my clicks, leading to yet another death. Granted, the times where they gave us more original game modes, I had a blast with those. But since you have to play through all of the levels to get to the final level, it did not feel worth it. I don't know how much better this is in VR, but it was mostly miserable to play it with a mouse, and the cursor being so difficult to see in-game didn't help either. The story is awful and ruins the terrific endings of FNaF 3 and 6 for sequel bait.
The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth (Steam)
Fun fact: The original Binding of Isaac was the first game I ever bought on Steam. And until now, I had never beaten it. But finally, after getting some great luck and playing as Eve, I finally defeated Isaac's Mom. Don't get me wrong, I know there is still more game to play after that, but since it took me years to get to this point and because I would have to play through the entire game again to get to the next areas, I'm just going to claim this as a victory and move along.
Helltaker (Steam)
I am so conflicted about this game. On one hand, I had a blast with the puzzles and I spent several hours trying to figure out the solutions. The game's art style, premise, and humour were awesome. But it was ruined by them forcing in a final boss fight that did not work with the grid-based controls and just ended up feeling needless and the hours that I spent on trying to beat the boss ruined the hours I had spent working on the puzzles. But for a free game, I guess I can't complain.
The Fan (Steam) [100%]
I played through this game last night, and the only thing I remember vividly is hoping that this wasn't going to turn out to be some kind of interactive snuff film. But after getting past that, the game just isn't fun. It mostly involves going around and picking up random objects (for no discernable reason), which was done by just clicking around the environment until you either found the object or found a clue of where the item would be. I ended up getting all of the endings in an hour, but it felt like a three-hour-long game with how it just dragged on. Obviously, I do not recommend playing this, but if you do end up playing it, I recommend that you click on an icon named Mid-Life 3 on a laptop. I'm not going to spoil what it does, but it was the best bit of the entire game.
Games dropped
Dayshift at Freddy's 3 (PC)
After adoring the first two games, I was looking forward to seeing what the final game in the series was going to be like. But it went in a far different direction than the previous games and instead of the hilarious point-and-click games, it ended up being a badly made RPG. The story made no sense and instead of being entertained by the dialogue, I mostly remember being annoyed. But I did plan on finishing it until my old laptop's hard drive died and I realized that I would have to play through half of the game again to get to where I was, I gave up. As much as I love the series, I have no interest in going through that again.
Super Mario Sunshine (Switch)
Ooh boy, this was such a disappointing game. Originally, I bought Super Mario 3D All-Stars for Sunshine because I had always wanted to play it after hearing people praise the game. But after spending several hours trying to finish this, I just decided to give up for the sake of my sanity. I kept encountering glitches aplenty and though I had a blast (pun intended) with FLUDD, the straw that broke this camel's back were the FLUDD-less levels. Literally, every time that I saw the word "secret" in a level's title, I couldn't help but groan. Now if the controls were similar to Super Mario 64's (I shall miss you backwards somersault), I might have enjoyed it more. But without FLUDD or those controls, I ended up hating my time with it.
And there we go, my post for November. I had a blast with some of these games and whatever the opposite of a blast would be with the others. Regardless, I'm still surprised I got this many games finished because I thought I had only beat like two or three games before I started writing this. Anyway, my plan is to finish Spiritfarer, Doom 2016, and Cook, Serve, Delicious 3 before the end of the year. But I also really want to start up Injustice 2 and Observer, so we'll see. I guess I'll just have to wait and see what games I get to write about in my next post on here.
Until then, thanks for reading and best of luck with all of your gaming endeavours!
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2020.11.28 02:00 lostinacurrent With Season 5 on the horizon, a sincere note from a moderator.

Just a warning that this is a super long post. I like to be thorough and effectively communicate my thoughts to the fullest possible extent, so yeah. Sorry if you don’t like reading too many words.
 
I will probably regret posting this soon after since it’s so long and elaborates on something some people truly might not care about, so we’ll see how long I keep this up before deleting it on a whim.
TL;DR: Super excited for Season 5, I hope to make this sub better for everyone here and become more involved in its discussions, and my review of Season 4 is “okay…..but-sometimes-really-confusing-and-I-hope-Riley-doesn’t-make-things-too-awkward-around-here”. That’s pretty much all I say in 1100+ words.
 
Also, if you happen to watch Magnum PI (no criticism about that please) and are a part of its sub, you’ll probably see a post similar to this one. It’s basically the same things but slightly different topics are brought to the members’ awareness. But just because I mostly copied and pasted the text doesn’t mean I’m just saying this or just stating some changes and it’s all mechanical for me; I really want to make more changes across both subs for the better, if you get what I’m saying.
Well, the time has finally arrived. The fifth season is finally happening, and it has been too long indeed. Actually, I started writing this post on a Word document in mid-August, even before we knew when and if the new season would start filming. I’m just so excited!
 
I’m hoping to improve this sub with small details and major movements. Believe me, there have been many moments in the past couple months where I would stop what I’m doing just to have one thought pop up like, “Oh yeah, there’s that small thing I can change on Reddit,” or, “Would this make the sub look better or help others to fully enjoy it?” With those thoughts in mind, I have a few things to announce about changes to this sub and other events.
 
  • First of all, thank you to everyone who willingly migrated over here from the old MacGyver subreddit, and a welcome to the members who have joined since the conclusion of the last season! I know that the change was quite late (like 3 or 4 seasons late!), but here we are now, and I sincerely do feel that the switch did help with the conflicts and mood on both sides of the audience. So, thank you all again for sticking around and being polite about everything. And yeah, I know “MacGyver_2016” is not exactly the most appealing of sub names, but it was the best one that unclemacgyver and I came up with, so that’s how it is.
 
  • Secondly, with my life and stuff going on, I may not be able to post the weekly episode discussions consistently. Thankfully though, the Reddit admins implemented a new system of scheduled posting (instead of having to rely solely on AutoModerator for such tasks), and I will probably use that most weeks. If, for some reason, I or unclemacgyver are unable to officially post the discussion on time (usually for me, I try to post it about an hour before the episode airs), it would be greatly appreciated if someone here stepped up and did so, following the format of previous discussions. I would later sticky the post as the official discussion when time permits.
 
  • Third of all, to sort of celebrate the new season, I have added user flairs. If anyone has any particular recommendations for colors or other main flairs, please let me know in the comments below.
 
  • Fourthly (wow this is starting to feel like an essay of sorts and this might be getting too long), I would like to become more involved with this sub and its weekly discussions. Having said that, I have taken inspiration from another fellow Redditor. u/theghostwhorocks is a great mod on ChicagoPD, being quite involved in the sub by commenting their thoughts on each episode discussion. I hope to try and do this, so I shall, from now on, comment a deeper analysis along with some other personal thoughts on the episode. However, as I usually cannot watch live, I try to catch up the following day or within the next week, so my comment shall appear a while after the post is up. To be honest, most of my thoughts can be conglomerated into one basic idea: “AAHHH I love MacGyver!!! I can’t wait for the next episode and many more seasons!!!” Something like that. But this season I will attempt to make more sense of my thoughts and actually write something legitimately worthy of discussion (that’s the whole point of an episode discussion, right?)
 
  • Fifthly, to add to the previous point, I will now write down my thoughts on Season 4, since I did not do so on the season discussion (which I will be continuing at the end of each season). I really do enjoy reading others’ thoughts on episodes and seasons; getting their perspective is an eye-opener for me. As another precaution, my thoughts will be very extensive.
 
To start off, the beginning was quite shaky. I truly did not remember what had happened the previous season, and the starting of this one was just…. seriously weird. The whole sudden transition to MacGyver teaching college, Riley in a sad electronics shop with an even sadder uniform, and everyone else just completely far apart was too sudden. I didn’t mind Bozer’s change too much, as he actually pursued his original dream and got somewhere (before the world needed saving again). As I’m a sucker for any character with a foreign accent other than the American one I hear week after week (which I have myself, so I might sound self-critical), Russ was okay for me. But the accent’s the only thing I like about him. The whole Spearhead Op. and Codex was meh, but I’m glad he’s still around.
 
The whole Desi-Mac-weird-ex-relationship-getting-back-together-kind-of-not-really-work-complications stuff was, uh, weird. I don’t hate her character, don’t love it either. She’s just there to me. Of course, I don’t ever like any in-work relationships because they complicate things way too much (well okay, there’s one I’m alright with on another show because they are quite cute together), so I think they should really drop it. And I really don’t they’re that compatible (again, please don't argue with me. I have my own opinions and I really don't think defending your own will get anywhere).
 
The moment I saw the look Riley had with Mac and stuff, I literally went “NNNNOOOOO!!!!!!” Mostly silently with my mouth open and in my head, but that’s how I reacted. And then of course, with the whole Mac-and-Riley-going-supposedly-rogue-and-developing-feelings-kind-of, that feeling simply intensified slightly. Someone pointed this out (I can’t remember who but it’s somewhere on this sub I believe), but I agree that I like them better in a sister-brother-type relationship. I wonder where that’ll go.
 
Codex was interesting. I liked Mac’s aunt, but maybe she’ll come back? (No body no death is my motto from now on.) If not, she was too short-lived. Even though she was part of an organization that wanted to “help” people and make the world a better place (in her own way), she still had some compassion for her nephew, so that was a nice touch. Otherwise the rest of Codex was another meh for me.
 
It might be just me, but I don’t really mind most plots unless it’s truly cringy and seriously awful; I just enjoy watching MacGyver overall. So, in conclusion, I would rate this season as “okay”. Since it was cut short, there was probably more potential and space for different opinions, but we have what we have.
 
That’s all I have to say without nitpicking every single detail that comes to mind. If you took the time to read this, I hope it was worth your time and that you enjoyed it. See you soon in Season 5! Whoo!
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2020.11.27 15:15 StanYouPhoto Just another landscape photographer

Just another landscape photographer

For me, photography started back in 2010 when I added A level Photography as a subject to my enrolment at college. Through the studying process I developed practical skills to express ideas through the medium of photography using an appropriate range of materials, processes and techniques.
As a young lad; long essays, written reports and critiquing of photographer’s work wasn’t adding any value to my own creative flow. After deciding that being formal with creative work wasn’t for me, I dropped out of college after only a year of the process.
Do I regret my decision to drop out? Absolutely not. However, I do look back at the years after studying and realise now that it wasn’t till 5 years later that I picked up and started using a DSLR camera again. Maybe it put me off?
That first camera was a Nikon d5200 and I fell in love with photography. No rules, no pressure, and not an essay insight. Total freedom. I photographed everything, from the kitchen utensils to local architecture, from pets to lawnmowers.
A few years and many, many hours of practice later I stumbled into automotive photography, covering events all around the UK and Europe. Steadily this grew into an appetite for creative work and after carving a career out in graphic and web design I found myself behind the camera from a commercial art direction perspective.
It was in 2016 when I left the UK for a 5 month traveling expedition around Asia with nothing but a backpack and a cheap second-hand film camera. It was this trip that inspired me and I felt a passion to capture inspiring landscapes.
Many expeditions and adventures later, I have selected my favourite landscape photographs from many of my portfolio available to purchase as fine art landscape photography prints. If you would like to transport yourself to a Disney scene, slow down and relax with a beautiful calming landscape or want a little bit of adventure on your wall.

I look forward to chatting with more landscape photographers!
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2020.11.27 14:41 TejasNair 15 Malayalam movie characters based on real people

Art imitating life and fact inspiring fiction is no new drill. In fact the earliest artistic creations have to have originated from life. So obviously they’ve been doing this for longer than you think. Biopics and movies based on true events even form a sizable genre, although the allusions to real life are way too direct there, and shall be discussed in a different list altogether. But then there are cases where real people inspire fictitious characters that may not always be exact replicas, and may occasionally even be used with artistic license to tell a different story. Following is a list of such movie characters from the Malayalam cinema based on real people.
15. SISTER AMALA from Crime File (1999)
played by Sangita
based on Sister Abhaya of the long standing and sensational Abhaya Murder Case where a Catholic nun was found dead in a convent well, back in 1992.
14. K.P. MADHAVAN NAIR from Ivan Megharoopan (2012)
played by Prakash Bare
based on the bohemian poet P. Kunhiraman Nair whose rootless existence inspired his acclaimed oeuvre that ceaselessly praised natural beauty.
13. LEKHA from Lekhayude Maranam Oru Flashback (1983)
played by Nalini
based on the National Award winning film actress Shobha whose life and scandalous suicide at the age of 17 forms the main plotline of this controversial K.G. George film.
12. JOSEPH from Thalappavu (2008)
played by Prithviraj Sukumaran
based on Arikkad Varghese, a Naxalite whose alleged killing in 1970 while in police captivity was falsely recorded as encounter death, up until its eventual expose in 1998 by the constable involved in the shooting.
11. GOPALAKRISHNA PANICKER from Sanmanasullavarku Samadhanam (1986)
played by Mohanlal
based on the film’s scriptwriter and actor Sreenivasan’s father, who apparently squandered all his wealth in random litigations.
10. MADHAVAN KUTTY from Vartha (1986)
played by Mammootty
based on Madhav Das Nalappad, son of writer Kamala Das whose tempestuous stint as the editor of Mathrubhoomi newspaper is the subject of this I.V. Sasi film scripted by T. Damodaran.
9. NETTOOR STEPHEN a.k.a. NETTOORAN from Lal Salam (1990)
played by Mohanlal
based on Varghese Vaidyan, one of the founding leaders of Communist Party in Kerala.
8. MALAVIKA from Thirakkatha (2008)
played by Priyamani
based on Actress Srividya whose troubled love life with actor Kamal Haasan forms the main thread of this Ranjith film structured as an investigation into the life and time of a once popular film actress.
7. V. SUKUMARAN from Nayam Vyakthamakunnu (1991)
played by Mammootty
based on the late Kerala Legislative Assembly Speaker G. Karthikeyan, who was only flattered to have been the basis of this lighthearted character sketch.
6. INDIRA from Panchagni (1986)
played by Geeta
based on Naxalite Ajitha, whose fictionalized life post prison is narrated in this Hariharan film written by M.T. Vasudevan Nair.
5. JAYAKRISHNAN from Thoovanathumbikal (1987)
played by Mohanlal
based on Padmarajan’s friend Karakkath Unni Menon who apparently lead the kind of dual existence that was portrayed in the film, although Clara was a figment of the writer’s imagination entirely.
4. SETHURAMA IYER from Oru CBI Diary Kuruppu (1988)
played by Mammootty
based on a police officer called Radha Vinod Raju, who formed the basis for not just his investigative techniques, but also his mannerisms and body language.
3. MANGALASSERRY NEELAKANDAN from Devasuram (1993)
played by Mohanlal
based on a similar real life character from Calicut called Mullasserry Rajagopal who was also as passionate about music only if not more.
2. BHASKARA PATELAR from Vidheyan (1993)
played by Mammootty
based on Shekhara Shetty Patela a similar tyrant in real life that inspired the Zacharia short stories on which this Adoor film is based on.
1. RAGHAVA CHAKYAR from Piravi (1989)
played by Premji
based on T.V. Eachara Warrier, a retired professor who hogged the headlines for his legal battle with the then Congress-led state government regarding the mysterious disappearance of his son Rajan of the controversial Rajan Case.
(via POSTCRIPTm)
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2020.11.27 13:07 House_of_Suns /r/QOTSA Official Band of the Week 30: TRUCKFIGHTERS

Like most of you, I was introduced to instrumental music as a subject in elementary school. I started first on the recorder (HOT-CROSS-BUNS) and then learned to play the saxophone. I vaguely remember some level of choice in this around grade 7 or so. Really, the biggest choice was between brass and woodwinds. Sure, some lucky kid got percussion, but that was about it.
I played the saxophone through high school. I never really gave this much thought, as I simply believed that all kids had to play an instrument, and it had to be either brass or woodwind or percussion. To be fair, there were some kids in high school that played guitar or bass or piano, but they were usually the kids that either took private lessons or learned on their own. Oh, and there was also Choir, but that was nothing like that TV show Glee.
The net result was that school taught me a lot about John Philip Sousa and not a lot about the Beatles or Black Sabbath. Also, the cool kids that started bands were the ones that (often paradoxically) weren’t in music classes at all.
Sweden does the opposite. See, in Sweden, kids overwhelmingly learn to play guitar, bass, drums and to sing vocals in school. They mostly have to go to private education to become trumpet and clarinet players. So I guess that it is not surprising that, in a nation of just over 10 million people, they have turned out a disproportionately high number of internationally popular bands - Abba, Ace of Base, Roxette, and Neneh Cherry among them. Oh, and not for nothing, but the home of Ikea is also the home of all kinds of Nordic Death Metal. It’s like an entire nation dedicated to School of Rock.
And if that nation with a population roughly equivalent to Michigan or North Carolina can be that rich in music, there is no reason why they can’t produce Stoner Rock too.
Yep, you guessed it. Today we’re visiting the great deserts of Sweden. This week’s band are TRUCKFIGHTERS.
About Them
Do you hate trucks? Do you love fighting? Coincidentally, do you also smoke marijuana? If you answered yes to one or all of these questions, then you may be Megatron be Starscream sexually identify as a Decepticon be interested in today’s featured artist.
Truckfighters are a stoner rock band from Örebro, Sweden.
Örebro, as we all know, is a chocolate cookie with creamy filling that hangs out wearing a popped collar and cheap sunglasses.
The band is really two guys - Oskar Cedermalm, who goes by the pseudonym Ozo on bass and vocals, and Niklas Källgren, who goes by the pseudonym Dango on guitar. Both are absolute beasts on their instruments. Källgren routinely starts shows by tossing his T-Shirt into the crowd and then jamming out all night. Ozo matches him note for note and belts out the lyrics. They are one of those bands that sounds great in their recordings but blow the doors off when you hear them live. They have to be experienced to be believed.
Ozo and Dango have been joined by an absolute parade of drummers. Seriously, these guys have a massive problem keeping anyone behind the kit. I am not even kidding. Since they formed in 2001, they have had eleven different drummers. ELEVEN. WTF.
The drummers that the band has had (in order) are Paco, Pezo, Pedro, Frongo, McKenzo, Pancho, Maco, Taco, Lobo, and Enzo ~~ and Bingo was his name-o.~~ The current butt in the seat goes by the name El Danno.
Fuck me but that sounds a lot like the cast of Fraggle Rock.
Truckfighters actually formed in 2001 as a side project for members of another Stoner Rock band called Firestone. Firestone had been together since 1999 and had released two albums. Truckfighters originally had four members: Ozo, Dango, drummer Paco, and another guitarist named Winfred Kennerknecht, who was known by the pseudonym Fredo in the band. Presumably, when Fredo left the band it was to go drop a ring in a volcano or something.
They were able to cut a couple of EPs in their first two years between their commitments to Firestone. The first of these was the six song Desert Cruiser EP in 2001. Most notably, this had the very first recording of the title song, which is their best known and most iconic tune. They followed this up in 2002 with the five song Heading for God’s Warehouse EP. Between the two releases and their previous band’s material, they had enough songs to begin to tour in Sweden.
Firestone came to an end as a band when they released Truckfighters vs. Firestone - Fuzzsplit of the Century. QotSA fans will see a complete parallel in this third release with the Kyuss/QotSA split EP that bridged the gap between those bands. Firestone had run its course; Truckfighters were now the main event.
But what is more important than the EP was how it was released. Källgren had started his own record label: Fuzzorama Records. This was one of the first releases on that new label, and it allowed the band to own and distribute all of their music. The band had essentially doubled down and committed to not just recording music, but to distributing it and promoting it as well.
This was an enormous undertaking, and a huge risk.
They needed a hit record or they were sunk.
Fortunately, they got one.
Gravity X was recorded in the winter of 2004-2005 and is an absolute monster of an album. It mixes Psychedelia with Desert Rock with Stoner Rock with a hint of Heavy Metal. Most of all, it has more fuzz than a three week old loaf of bread. The album has become synonymous with the band. Go grab a great set of headphones and listen to it track-for-track. You will be bobbing your head before you know it. Desert Cruiser appears again and kicks off the album. You then have another hour of pure, solid sound to enjoy. Momentum is a behemoth that is over seven minutes of pure power that draws you in and then punches you right in the face at the two minute mark. Add to this Gweedo-Weedo and Manhattan Project and A. Zapruder and the ethereal album ender Altered State and you have one hell of a record.
Gravity X gathered critical acclaim and an international audience. The band hit the touring circuit and had gigs all over Europe. Remember, these guys had been playing together for a while. To the new fans they appeared out of nowhere, but anyone who knew the inside story would not be surprised that they were astonishing in concert.
Simply put, their shows were an event.
If you met Dango or Ozo or any of the Fraggles on the street, you’d probably not give them a second glance. But put instruments in their hands and give ‘em a stage, and they absolutely transformed into a hurricane of sound. Concert goers lost their shit (and their hearing) upon seeing them live. Truckfighters quickly garnered a reputation as a must-see band. Their touring brought an audience and a demand for new music.
The band went back into the studio in 2007 and recorded their follow-up album Phi. Tracks like Atomic and Chameleon and Warhead pick up right where Gravity X left off and do not disappoint. The album is heavy and fuzzy and full of bangers. The strength of this record got them a touring gig with Fu Manchu. Fu Manchu is notable in connection to QotSA because it was former Kyuss drummer Brant Bjork’s band (though he’d been replaced by this time).
It was after this album that Fredo left to go on his quest to Mordor. Ozo and Dango and Bingo (A placeholder title for the resident drum muppet) were invested at this point and had to support an entire record label, so they decided to continue on as a power trio: Ozo, Dango, and some NPC on drums.
The newly reduced band released Mania in 2009. If you didn’t know that they had lost a member, you’d never notice a reduction in sound. If anything, the fuzz got thicker and louder. Monte Gargano (and the weird video which is some kind of mashup of material from someone’s old home movies) showed that the band were here to stay. The more than thirteen minutes of grooves and jams in Majestic reinforced this. Heading back out on the road, they toured with The Atomic Bitchwax. They kept up this unrelenting pace through 2010 and 2011. They finally crossed the Atlantic to do shows in America that same year.
Not for nothing, but The Atomic Bitchwax is my nickname for my ex-girlfriend.
German filmmaker Joerg Steineck had seen Truckfighters in Europe and decided that he wanted to chronicle the rise of the band. He put together a documentary called Truckfighters Fuzzomentary. Fu Manchu and Josh Homme and Nick Oliveri appear in the film, and express incredible admiration for the band. Josh, a guy who knows what he likes, called Truckfighters “the best band that’s ever existed.”
Steineck’s film (which is 84 minutes well invested, and shows Ozo and Dango and Nintendo to be ordinary guys living ordinary lives who are extraordinary on stage) brought even more fans to the band. The film and the new album and the no-shit endorsement by Ginger Jesus saw the band tour the US and South America and Australia. They reissued their back catalogue and it sold out. They played shows all over the world and were now regulars on the festival circuit.
By 2014, they had released the album Universe, which was a kind of thematic album with songs as chapters in a story. No, don’t worry, they didn’t go all silly and high concept. They stopped with the song titles. The fuzz on this disc is relentless, as shown in Mind Control and Get Lifted. There is even a shot at another band we’ve covered in the closing song of the album, titled Mastodont. I guess they don’t like it when drummers sing (not that they’ve had one stay around long enough to find out).
Their final album, V, dropped in 2016. No, it is not a reference to the campy 80’s sci-fi TV show. It denotes that this was their fifth album. It is seven tracks of pure power, led by The 1 and Gehenna and Calm Before The Storm. That last track is a real builder that takes you to the edge and then pushes you right off.
Interestingly, I really only got into Truckfighters in early 2018. They showed up on my Spotify recommended list and I took a deep fucking dive. I was super excited and even started looking up concert dates near me.
That was when I found out that they had broken up.
Fuckity Fuck Fuck Fuck. I had just discovered them and they had already called it quits. That sucked worse than the time I bought all those shares in Blockbuster.
...but I digress.
The band had been keeping up an unrelenting pace of touring and, simply put, Ozo and Dango and Oreo were tired. They needed down time and a rest. QotSA fans remember that our own desert heroes did the same thing between Era Vulgaris and ...Like Clockwork.
Turns out that the rest was all they needed. In 2019, they hit the road once again. This time they were doing a tour in celebration of their landmark first album. The tour, entitled Gravity X: From Finish to Start, had them play the entire album in reverse order. They toured with fellow Fuzzorama artists (and an amazing band in their own right) Valley of the Sun.
You bet your ass I saw them on this tour. Front row center in Detroit. They killed it.
Believe the hype. I have seen QotSA multiple times, and they are always amazing. But these guys put on a show that you just have to experience. They are that good.
Links to QOTSA
Josh and Nick and the rest of Kyuss invented the desert sound that Truckfighters play.
Truckfighters have become a staple of Fuzz that play at festivals all over the globe in celebration of the glory that is stoner rock, and they have toured with Brant Bjork’s old band Fu Manchu.
Josh is well known to be a huge fan of the band, as evidenced by his appearance in the documentary about them.
Their Music
Desert Cruiser - live at Wacken Open Air 2015. Before you ask, yes, Dango is naturally that sweaty. It is even more apparent when he jumps at you directly off the stage. I am not fucking kidding.
Momentum - “Roses are read, Ikea is blue, When I listen to Momentum, My neighbors do too”
Manhattan Project - Fun fact: the whole nuke thing was actually named after this song out of respect to the sheer power of its riffs. [Citation Needed]
Chameleon - 10 minutes of pure, powerful build. Sit back and enjoy the sludge.
Atomic - complete with a 5 minute video advertisement for nuclear power (and by that I mean a sick fanmade video featuring a fuckload of nuke test footage).
Monte Gargano - A music video that reaches the true potential of home recordings, in that it consists mostly of squash, shitty disco bars, and nude women.
Majestic - 13 mins of fuzz.
Mind Control - I guess you could say that they’re not only in your mind, but in your mind fuzz (wait, shit, wrong write up).
The 1 - Since it’s off the album V, playing this song 5 times actually means you’ve listened to the entire record.
Calm Before The Storm - One hell of a song, with one hell of a dark video.
Show Them Some Love
/Truckfighters
Only 128 members. Fuck me, the band has had more drummers than that.
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2020.11.27 12:05 amyjandrews IJW: Hillbilly Elegy (2020)

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It might have seemed like a pipe dream a decade ago, but the truth is that Netflix is now one of the biggest contenders when it comes to showpiece film awards at the end of every cinematic year. From Roma to The Irishman to Marriage Story and more, Netflix has firmly established itself as a serious producer of awards worthy pictures, and Hillbilly Elegy was very much targeted as one of their prize peaches in this COVID ridden year in film.
Well. What can I say? They’ve really dropped the ball with this one. Based on the popular but controversial 2016 memoir by J.D. Vance, Hillbilly Elegy tells the story of J.D. (Gabriel Basso), a promising Yale law student who is forced to return to his impoverished Ohio hometown when his mother (Amy Adams) overdoses on heroin. The film operates as a series of interweaving flashback and present day sequences, revealing J.D.’s formative years with his problematic mother and the influence of his grandmother (Glenn Close).
Amy Adam, Glenn Close, multi generational family melodrama. Anyone familiar with my preferences for stellar actresses and gritty story telling would have been forgiven for thinking that Hillbilly Elegy would be right up my street, and for the first ten minutes or so I thought it would be too. Then the film actually started to happen. I don’t quite know how they have managed it, but Hillbilly Elegy does entirely too much whilst simulteaneasouly doing next to nothing at all. Allow me to explain!
This is a film packed with huge themes. Addiction, abuse, poverty, the American Dream, nature versus nurture. These are themes that I personally love in a narrative, but the problem here is that they are all addressed in such an unnuanced, turned up to eleven way that it is really hard to take any of it seriously. I’m not exaggerating when I say that the screenwriting here is absolutely terrible, filled with the most cliched lines and awkward monologues that I’ve witnessed all year.
You’ll see a lot of this kind of talk going around, but it’s absolutely justified. Hillbilly Elegy is ‘Oscar bait’ of the highest order, and bad Oscar bait at that. It looks, and most detrimentally, *feels* like a movie that is grabbing for awards rather than organically deserving them. The characters on the page may have seemed like juicy roles to play, but the reality of the atrocious script means that everything verges on parody rather than gritty realism. It’s memorable, for but for the wrong reasons.
The whole ‘Oscar baiting’ vibe is painfully heightened by the fact that Amy Adams and Glenn Close are the big players in the movie. Notoriously two actresses who have yet to pick up a statuette despite 13 combined Academy Award nominations, you can’t help but watch this film and see it through the lens of performers who thought they could use the material as a straight up campaign vehicle.
Unfortunately, neither Adams nor Close produce anything resembling their best work here. As J.D.’s mother Bev, Amy Adams never manages to mine any nuance from the material that she is given, not all her fault to be fair. I never believed her performance as a drug addict, or as someone who is mentally unstable, which honestly came as a surprise because I genuinely believe Amy Adams to be one of the best actresses of her generation. For various reasons, this just wasn’t her best.
I find myself feeling slightly kinder towards Glenn Close as J.D.’s ‘Mamaw’, a ferocious matriarch who exemplifies the tough love attitude that is assigned to so many tough living Appalachian elders in cinema. Close indulges in a full transformation from her real life glamorous persona, creating a character that, whilst being the spitting image of the real life Mamaw if the credits are anything to go by, still doesn’t quite feel entirely real in this universe. This kind of supporting role is the classic opportunity that a senior actress takes to swoop in for an Oscar (think Allison Janney in I, Tonya or Melissa Leo in The Fighter), but the problem is that despite her visual transformation, you never truly get away from the sensation of knowing that you are watching Glenn Close acting in front of a film camera.
You’ll notice that I haven’t said anything about J.D. Vance as a character, and that is because even as the supposed protagonist of the story, he makes little impact and provides very little enjoyment. Both Gabriel Basso as adult J.D. and Owen Asztalos as young J.D. fail to make any kind of impression, with Basso in particular completely lacking in leading man charisma.
Overall, what I’ve realised is that when I was fifteen, Hillbilly Elegy would have probably been one of my favourites of any given year. As a teenager all I wanted was big, bombastic performances from actresses that I loved, playing juicy parts with lots of drama. The film certainly delivers on that, but what my fifteen year old self didn’t care about that my thirty year old self definitely does is nuance and authenticity. This is a melodrama that doesn’t feel organic or ‘lived in’ in any way, which is frankly baffling considering it is based on a memoir. Bad writing, try hard acting, unlikable characters making unlikeable decisions. This is a classic case of a big swing and an ever bigger miss.
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2020.11.26 18:41 Jprhino84 Content Update: Britmas arrives alongside a flood of new and returning content including many Christmas specials, pantomimes, Rising Damp in full, Channel 5 programming and more

Buckle in, boys and girls. This is going to be an epic, selection box of a read. So, let's get started, shall we?
We begin with every episode of '70s classic Rising Damp. This includes the 1975 Christmas special, listed separately as part of Britmas. We'll get to that later. Rising Damp is broken down into 5 series (with the pilot episode on its own). The overall synopsis is as follows:
Leonard Rossiter, Frances de la Tour, Richard Beckinsale and Don Warrington star in this classic 70s comedy set in a tumbledown boarding house. Follow the ups and downs of landlord Rigsby and his long-suffering tenants Ruth, Alan and Philip.

Next up, we have a large slate of Channel 5 programming. Here is the full list:
Meet the uber privileged youngsters whose rich parents will stop at nothing to give them what they want. Think private zoos, super yachts and fancy cars. Nothing is too grand for these billionaire babes.
Documentary shining a light on both the most famous and lesser known shops that carry the royal warrant. From cheese to chocolate, books to bespoke suits, the royals don't do shopping centres.
Documentary exploring the royal couple’s enduring romance. Discover how their scandalous love affair transformed into a loving partnership that saw Camilla win the nation’s hearts.
Crime documentary examining the clues that caught serial killers Fred and Rose West. In his first ever documentary interview, investigating officer Terry Moore reveals the details of the police work that resulted in Rose West's conviction.
Crime documentary investigating the murder of two former Eastenders stars, Gemma McCluskie and Sian Blake. Follow the final days of both women before their tragic deaths and hear insights from friends & experts.
Survivors of the Grenfell Tower tragedy recount their experiences in this poignant documentary. On 14th June 2017, a fire broke out in a West London tower block that would have devastating consequences & spark a national debate on housing.
Documentary exploring the turbulent history of Cadbury’s. For almost 200 years, it’s been the home of chocolate, making a staggering 350 tonnes of milk chocolate a day but life hasn’t always been sweet for the firm.
Catch Danny Dyer, Jimmy Carr, Alesha Dixon & other celebs as they strut their stuff on stage in this utterly bonkers musical reality show. Watch them go head to head in the ultimate lip syncing challenge!
Intimate doc series exploring the extraordinary lengths that ordinary people go to in order to get their ideal body. From those forking out thousands on plastic surgery to those piercing & painting every inch of their skin, hear their stories.
Royal doc exploring how the Queen’s only daughter comes across in public. Despite being born into a male dominated world, Anne has survived a kidnap attempt, divorce and even an Olympic Game, so how does she do it?
Reality show following five girls as they spy on their boyfriends to work out if they are 'the one'. Watch as their oblivious lovers head off on a VIP trip thinking they're filming a TV show about being on a mates’ holiday.

There's still more, as the "Centre Stage" collection - the hub for everything pertaining to the arts - was also treated to an update today with the following 3 additions:
Enjoy the world famous Cirque du Soleil, a mixture of circus arts and street entertainment that produces incredible theatrical events.
Lavish screen adaptation of the National Theatre play starring Laurence Olivier as one of Shakespeare's most controversial characters - the moneylender, Shylock.
Alec Guinness stars in this merry Shakespeare farce about the muddling up of lives and loves. Expect slapstick, puns and double entendres galore. Hundreds of years after it was written and it’s still a bleeding riot.
Not wanting to miss the party, Channel 4 has also made an appearance today with Diana: The Truth Behind The Interview, which originally aired last month and investigates the machinations of the infamous 1995 Panorama interview.
Princess Diana's 1995 interview with the BBC stunned the world. Twenty five years later, insiders reveal the story behind one of the most momentous programmes in the history of TV.

And finally, we come to today's main event - Britmas 2020, featuring a large variety of Christmas specials, pantomimes and more. The new and returning additions are as follows:
Christmas Special 1985. WWII comedy starring Gordon Kaye as a French café owner. Rene gets himself tangled up in a string of murder plots when General Von Klinkerhoffen decides to stick around & get more involved in controlling the district.
Christmas Special 1991. WWII comedy starring Gordon Kaye as French café owner Rene. Hoping for a bit of peace now the British airmen have made it back to Blighty, Rene is shocked to discover that Yvette is pregnant. Sacre bleu!
Christmas Special 1993. The Porters & their friend Rona decide to spend a relaxing Christmas with Bette and Auntie Pearl in a country hotel. Of course it doesn't quite go to plan...
A modern take on Dickens. Loan shark Eddie Scrooge has his local housing estate in a grip of fear, but on the night before Christmas he is visited by the ghost of his ex-partner.
Follow the story of Aladdin and his magic lamp in this panto featuring music from S Club 7. Starring Patsy Kensit & Paul Merton.
Christmas Special 1983. Christopher Timothy stars as the country vet in James Herriot’s 1940s tales of rural Yorkshire. After the war, James struggles to adjust to normal life and the new addition to the family.
Christmas Special 1985. Christopher Timothy stars as the good-natured vet in James Herriot’s 1940s tales of rural Yorkshire. Whether rescuing dogs from peat bogs or separating livestock from their flock, there’ll be no rest for this poor vet.
Christmas Special 1990. When Tristan discovers that the attractive new school teacher is part of the bell-ringing team, he decides to try his hand at campanology. Meanwhile, the brothers fall out over the treatment of an enormous wolfhound.
Christmas Special 1975. Bafta-nominated comedy set in a department store in 70s London. The staff are called to an early morning meeting to discuss boosting Christmas sales. But, someone’s already had a bright idea – and it involves novelty costumes.
Christmas Special 1976. Grace Brothers desicion to have electric Father Christmas models fails so they try and find a human replacement, but which staff member will make the cut?
Christmas Special 1979. Bafta-nominated comedy set in a department store in 70s London. The floor staff are desperate to win back their colleagues’ goodwill after not joining their strike, so they come up with a cunning plan.
Christmas Special 1986: John Nettles stars as the Jersey detective who's asked to delve into some supernatural myths when an ageing millionairess gets drawn in by a psychic who claims to speak to the dead.
Christmas Special 1987. John Nettles stars as the Jersey detective who investigates a series of robberies and a murder that become increasingly complicated by the return of his arch nemesis, Philippa Vale.
Christmas Special 1988. John Nettles stars as the Jersey detective who travels to Spain to deal with someone who has been threatening Charlie, and then finds himself caught up in a gangland power struggle.
Christmas Special 1989. John Nettles stars as the Jersey detective who gets asked by a recently-freed prisoner to investigate a historic murder case, believing that he was framed for the killing of a former gangster.
Christmas Special 1990. John Nettles stars as the Jersey detective who, now living in Provence, offers to assist Albert with his grape harvest, but the arrival of two other young helpers causes problems.
Lenny Henry stars in this magical festive tale from Richard Curtis. Bernard is having a rubbish Christmas after being betrayed by his fiance, best friend and boss. But when he rubs an antique lamp and things start to change, quite explosively!
Christmas Special 1989. Christmas with the Boswells is anything but quiet as Nellie and Jack get to see some turkeys and the family have their Christmas presents stolen.
Christmas Special 1990. Peter Howitt stars in Carla Lane’s classic sitcom about life for the cash-strapped Boswell clan in 80s Liverpool. Mrs Boswell discovers, to her dismay, that sometimes it’s the smallest things that cause the biggest headaches.
Christmas Special 1979. Carla Lane’s bittersweet 70s comedy about a frustrated suburban housewife stars Wendy Craig & Nicholas Lyndhurst. Despite the stress of cooking for Christmas, Ria’s hopes are lifted by the thought of meeting her admirer.
Robson Green & Mark Benton star as ultra competitive brothers in law who take their friendly rivalry to extremes when decorating their houses one Christmas. Have they gone too far this time?
Catch Simon Nye's comic interpretation of the classic fairy tale, with an all-star cast including Ronnie Corbett, Frank Skinner & Sian Phillips. Poor Cinderella is badly treated by her ugly stepsisters, until her Fairy Godmother arrives to help.
Coronation Street cast including Debra Stephenson & Bradley Walsh star as classic panto characters in this special show crammed with songs, comedy and special effects, combining a selection of the nation's favourite pantomimes.
Sue Johnston narrates this celebration of the best festive moments from almost six decades of TV’s longest-running soap. Delving into the archives, the programme showcases storylines about betrayals, break-ups, weddings and more.
Christmas Special 1989. Richard Briars, Penelope Wilton & Peter Egan star in this classic 80s sitcom. Self-styled backbone of the local community Martin gets an offer to relocate for work, but what would the community do without him?!
Christmas Special 1985. From the creators of Dad’s Army comes this Bafta-winning 80s sitcom. When the staff at Maplins holiday camp realise a burglar was a former camper, they wonder if he left any of his ill-gotten gains behind...
Paul Merton narrates this panto classic from London's Old Vic. Written by Simon Nye, it captures the tale of young Jack in typically boisterous fashion with stars including Griff Rhys Jones, Denise Van Outen & Julian Clary.
Christmas Special 1983. The boys visit Sam in hospital and agree to help him spend one last night with his 'other woman', but Ivy gets suspicious.
Christmas Special 1985. Edie and Wesley's daughter, Glenda, is marrying the hapless but kind-hearted Barry.
Christmas Special 1987. It's the annual garden fete at Dream Acres - Nora Batty is VIP waitress and a tramp who has taken a special interest in a particular donkey.
Peter Capaldi & Neil Dudgeon star in Tony Jordan's take on the story of the Nativity set in the troubled times of turn-of-the millennium Judea.
Christmas Special 1984. Classic 80s sitcom. Arthur Crabtree is feeling miserly and decides on a frugal Christmas - his family, however, goes to the other extreme with hilarious consequences.
Christmas Special 1987. Arthur becomes a hero after foiling a supermarket raid.
Documentary which takes a look behind the scenes of four traditional pantos staged in North West England, all of which are put together by amateur dramatic groups.
Christmas Special 1975. Leonard Rossiter, Don Warrington, Richard Beckinsale & Gay Rose star in this classic 70s sitcom. Rigsby thinks that Philip has got him the Christmas present of his dreams but, as usual, it’s not what it seems.
Animated comedy about a reindeer called Robbie. When Robbie's wedding is halted by the presence of a sinister crystal and his fiance is kidnapped, Robbie finds himself on a mission to stop the destruction of the planet by the evil Vorkan.
Christmas Special 1974. Michael Crawford & Michele Dotrice star as the disaster-prone husband and long-suffering wife in this much-loved 70s sitcom. Frank tries to get a new job, while also causing havoc at the church nativity play.
Christmas Special 1978. Classic 70s comedy starring Michael Crawford and Michele Dotrice. Frank’s had a thrilling offer from a relative living abroad – and it involves learning to fly!
Christmas Special 1974. Final episode of the classic comedy starring Harry H Corbett & Wilfred Brambell. Harold’s had enough of Christmas at home and plans a trip abroad. But Albert isn’t so keen, in fact he’d rather go to Bognor than abroad…
With the fforbes-Hamiltons always providing the church's crib, Audrey, Marjory and Old Ned, who is acting as Audrey's butler while Brabinger is visiting his granddaughter, make a crib.
25 years after their hugely popular love-hate relationship was finally resolved in marriage, we revisit the happy couple for a one-off special as they prepare to celebrate their silver wedding anniversary.

And as if all of THAT festive frivolity isn't enough for one day, the soaps are joining in too! First, Eastenders has returned to the service with a "Christmas Specials" boxset that features the following:
There's a divorce, a proposal and a good old sing-along in the Queen Vic on Christmas Eve.
Dirty Den serves up the cruelest of Christmas presents to poor wife Angie.
Everyone's celebrating but Arthur Fowler finds the Christmas cheer all too much.
The Vic is full of Christmas cheer while the Fowlers put on a brave face.
Robbie gets caught eating turkey while Pat confronts ghosts from her past.
Grant's freedom is in the balance.
Bianca and Grant are forced to put aside their differences.
Alfie prepares to leave the square. Will Kat be going with him?
The drama continues in Albert square on Christmas day.
Dot tries to stop Pauline leaving the Square for good, but can she convince her?
Sonia's decision to confront Pauline ends disastrously.
The Beales family are in for a very tense Christmas dinner.
After watching the explosive video, tensions are running high...

Secondly, Emmerdale has added the 1979 Christmas special:
As final preparations are made for the Pantomime, Annie makes a discovery.

And wrapping everything up. Coronation Street has added 13 more Yuletide episodes to the archive (bringing the total overall count in the last 7 days to the promised 60):
Christmas Day. The men go to a sports outing and the wives prepare the dinner.
It's Christmas panto time but Cinderella hits a few snags.
Vera Lomax lies dying but is suspicious of Ena's sudden concern.
Elsie is pensive at the thought of moving to America.
The Street's residents put on a pantomime, with Lucille as Aladdin.
The residents celebrate Christmas Day in The Rovers, with Ena on the piano.
The residents of the Street put on a 1940s show in the Rovers.
The Barlows' Christmas is spoilt when Susan agrees to go for a drink at a hotel.
Ken reports Deirdre missing to the police. Alec employs Vera behind the bar.
Vera has an exhausting Christmas running the Rovers.
Christmas Day. The Duckworths stage a sit-in at the Rovers.
Claire has news for Ashley. Mike is scared and distressed.
It's all kicking off as Nick & Peter come to blows, and Bethany's secret gets out.
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2020.11.26 17:25 Nagashiwa An interview with BEAST

An interview with BEAST

https://jrocknroll.com/interview-with-beast/
2020~ BEAST ARE: Ba. AKILLA, Gt. BB & Dr. TETSUJI
Learn about the new era of BEAST! 新時代のBEASTについて学びましょう!
RESTART: 2021年1月30日 新宿SAMURAI
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BEAST, thank you very much for this interview.
Please introduce yourselves.
Ba.AKILLA: I’m bass AKILLA
Gt. BB: I am BEAST guitar BB. Until 2003 my stage name was BACHI BLUE. (It’s still pronounced that way)
Dr. TETSUJI: I’m drummer TETSUJI
How would you describe BEAST with a single kanji?
AKILLA: 凶 (Kyou, Bad Luck) When I look back on our past, I think there were lot’s of tumultuous and dangerous ways we lived. Now we’re doing what we want to do without worrying about it.
BB: I’m sorry, but only using one kanji is too little to work with (laugh) Well for example “音 (oto,sound)” would fit. The BEAST sound is really neat. BEAST has the coolest sound, whether it be our current sound or our past!
TETSUJI: 狂(Kyou, Madness) It applies to our music expression, as well as us individuals.
How would you describe your own personality and from the other members with just one kanji? And why did you choose this kanji?
AKILLA:
→→ BB(静, shizu,quiet): He is calm and gentle. →→ TETSU(放, hana/to be free): Airhead. We talk past each other (smile)
BB: I’m sorry but, yet again I cannot choose just one single Kanji! →→ AKILLA: インテリジェント&重厚 (Intelligent & Profound) →→ TETSUJI:ダイナミック&気品 (Dynamic & dignity) →→ BB: 自由&器用 (Freedom & dexterity)
TETSUJI: →→ AKILLA: (直,choku) Sticks to his beliefs →→ BB: (癒 iya, heal) The Neutralizer of BEAST
How was BEAST formed and how do you know each other?
AKILLA: Originally it started when I started my own band, when I invited members to join me. Well, I won’t go into details. (smile) I encountered two great members, BB and Tetsu. (smile) I’m counting on you guys! (smile)
BB: I joined BEAST in 2001, after they made their debut on YOSHIKI’s(X-JAPAN) label. Originally, I am indebted to one of the BEAST members of that time, one of the members came to see my band I was active in back then, and the next they asked me to join an audition for BEAST. After all, I was allowed to leave the band I was active in and did audition for BEAST, and when BEAST revived in 2015 I joined BEAST again.
TETSUJI: AKILLA and I have been connected with music since we were teenagers, and each of us went through many different experiences in bands before we got to where we are now.
This time BEAST returned with 3 members only, Ba.AKILLA, Gu.BB & Dr.TETSUJI. Who will be the vocalist this time?
AKILLA: For now, we only will provide instrumental songs. However, maybe if anyone wants to join us as the vocalist, we will let this person join. However for now we will continue being an instrumental band.
BB: There’s no vocalist at this time. Someone may want to create songs to sing from the start, but firstly we want to express ourselves with instrumental songs. I’ll leave it up to you to imagine how our new sound sounds and what we can do with it in the future. In the future, we surely will change the shape of our songs for sure in many different ways, it surely will turn into the shape of your envision. I hope you’re gonna like it!
What was the reason for restarting this time?
AKILLA: KEN-chan (DEAD POP STAR / Kamaitachi), he told me “it’s about time” (laugh)
BB: We had done a lot of preparation, but due the current global situation, it’s not possible to hold a show with our original plan. Regarding our first live performance in January 2021, we wanted to play on the same event with our senior(s) and not just a ONE-MAN. We decided on this event after consulting with our favorite senior(s) talking about various things. They are our favorite senior(s) who always cares about us! Thank you always!
#note: I’m not sure if BB talks about just one senior or more seniors. Also there is nothing known yet about the event. I decided to use senior(s)…I’ll change after the event details will be public~!
When did you decide to restart again?
AKILLA: We decided to restart when it was in July (2020)
Why did you decide to play the instrument you play now?
AKILLA: When I started high school, a classmate asked me “Do you have an instrument”, I owned a guitar, but I was forced to play BASS. Back then I asked my parents to buy a bass for 50,000 yen, I didn’t even know how to read a score. It totally upset me that I couldn’t play well, after all I managed to remember the notes out of my head.
BB: I bought a guitar after seeing some advertisement for a musical instrument mail order in a boy’s magazine. It’s not like that I wanted to be popular with music, but more like I wanted to have it because it looks so cool. In my generation, guitars and motorcycles everyone owned one, it’s also crazy to note that I (laugh) of course also owned a motorcycle which I was riding like crazy. In addition to BEAST, I don’t only play the guitar, sometimes I also play the bass on stage. I try to actively play various musical instruments other than the guitar too, recently I bought a banjo and a wind instrument and I like to play them as a hobby. It’s been a long time since I got my very first guitar, but I still play the guitar and various instruments for both work and pleasure, and I’m still riding my motorcycle like crazy. lol.
TETSUJI: When I was a junior high student, I was in charge of the SAX in the brass band, however after seeing X (X-JAPAN) on TV I was amazed at the visual shock they had at that time and thought drumming was much cooler.
Is there anything you want people to pay attention to in the new BEAST?
AKILLA: That it will be interesting that we only play instrumental songs!
BB: As always, just pay attention to a lot of different things. (laugh). I’m going to try different kinds of sounds you haven’t heard yet!
TETSUJI: The range from which we perform has expanded, and also attention has increased because the music we create are unique instrumental songs.
You have been creating music already for a long while. Have your own musical tastes changed? Are they still the same?
AKILLA: Personally, my taste didn’t change at all. When I started BEAST, I was already addicted to “new techno and mixture”, My taste basic is: “Separate Ways” of Journey, “Technopilic” of Y.M.O and also “Prowler” of Iron Maiden, etc.
BB: I don’t care how the music is created, analogue or digital or whatever genre it is, I think music is cool, I really like music which you can feel the heat inside. That’s just my personal taste, but nowadays music has a sense of discomfort, they don’t have that heat inside anymore, so they don’t really interest me. It can just be me, but nowadays it feels that there is a lot of unnecessary editing, which doesn’t give a song the feeling that it was created by a human I guess? (smile) I’m always responding to what I am interested in. Personally, because of my job as a musician, I’m always experimenting with different kinds of sounds. BEAST has a main sound, so I’ll just throw ideas at it that come to me at any given moment, and try them out if they fit to BEAST. However it’s too long to write it down here, so if you want to know more, please check out the BEAST SNS. Oh, anyway, at the time when I joined BEAST in the early 2000s, I only listened to HIP HOP. I bought NAS’s “STREET’S DISCIPLE” CD set and also I listened to old anime songs.
TETSUJI: I find myself absorbing all sorts of different types of music.
Please tell us about some of the turning points of BEAST.
AKILLA: Everything is a turning point.
BB: So many things have happened, so I never really thought about just one turning point.
TETSUJI: You could say we are shaping up now.
What is your favorite BEAST song?
AKILLA: After all “LR-7”, it’s the song created together with YOSHIKI. Also Dayz&Diez and the instrumental songs I composed.
BB: I love all the BEAST songs because they are all cool. For example, After playing “LR-7”. it feels like that your muscles have been strengthened (laugh). The other songs also have that kind of inspiring effect on my mind and body, or they make me feel as if I’ve been moved to another scenery.
TETSUJI: You can’t forget about6 LR-7 and UNCLEAR.
What are some of the most memorable events?
AKILLA: Touring around with bands who belonged to EXTASY RECORDS, and a more recently the EXTASY SUMMIT (VISUAL SUMMIT). It’s really fun to play on the same event as your seniors!
BB: Especially, the VISUAL JAPAN SUMMIT held at Makuhari Messe in 2016, Which we performed on after the revival of BEAST was very fun!
TETSUJI: The most memorable event for me was being the opening act of XJAPAN film GIG of VISUAL JAPAN SUMMIT and the international forum.
What’s the most fun part of performing a live show?
AKILLA: To surprise the audience with our oppressive music.
BB: The most fun part of performing a live show is that it’s a place where we can all play together on stage and on the floor as we like, with loud noise and shouting. The audience and all the people who support the live show on the day of the event, come to the show with a lot of enthusiasm, and that enthusiasm is really wonderful.
TETSUJI: LIVE = LIFE, Feeling with the eyes, ears, skin, the most fun is becoming one with the audience.
Is there anything you learned while being active as BEAST?
AKILLA: We’ve been blessed musically in all of our past, not just BEAST. We are members of a band. I’m sure that will continue to be the case in all our future activity.
BB: That you always have to continue to study and research. Also I’ve learned that the freedom which you create with respectable people is very important and wonderful. Which we are passing on to the next generation.
TETSUJI: That I am very grateful to all our fans, everyone involved and our staff. Without them this couldn’t be possible.
What are the differences between the bands you’ve been in and BEAST?
AKILLA: I’ve been in “BANANA FISH” and “Three Eyes Jack”, I joined both bands at a later point, so I couldn’t really give my own inputs as I wanted, but I am a member of BEAST since the start, so I can be as selfish as I want.
BB: There is a difference between how to behave as a musician, your behavior as a professional musician is overwhelmingly different. For example, the miracle that happens when sounds merge with each other. BEAST was the only band with whom I had such an experience. BEAST is the basis for my current music production and teaching at music schools.
TETSUJI: Each band has its own color and each has its own differences. It’s hard to compare, but There’s never been a band with as much spirit as BEAST.
When you aren’t busy with BEAST, what are you doing?
AKILLA: When I am not with the band I am at a hot spring with a view of the sea.
BB: I like to drive my motorcycle or car and explore the area, after that I like to surf and play my guitar, also I like to go to the sauna and enjoy a massage! If possible, I would like to drink alcohol that I don’t usually drink and I would like to sleep for about 10 hours on a very high-spec mattress, also I want to watch the movie「男はつらいよ」 while dirnking hot sake. I’d also like to hold a slightly geeky workshop to teach people how to create music, that has been a while, I would like to do that more often.
TETSUJI: Scuba diving in the beautiful overseas sea.
Recently, there are many artists who release their music digitally. Do you have any plans to release BEAST music that way?
AKILLA: We’ve scheduled to use it by the end of December or the beginning of January. However only new songs, not our past songs.
BB: Since our resurrection in 2015, we have released 3 releases and also have distributed Videos, but this year we participated only with one song on the compilation album called HAUNTED HOUSE MEMORIAL OMNIBUS “UNHOLY FROM THE GRAVEYARD”. We are planning to release new songs next year which we also will distribute digitally. For more details please check out our SNS.
BEAST’s early producer was YOSHIKI. What kind of influence did YOSHIKI have on BEAST?
AKILLA: When I saw YOSHIKI playing the piano up close, I thought, “It’s real!”. Musically, of course, I didn’t see any compromise in my way of life. Personally, I was taught the way of extasy toasting (the soul of Extasy Records) at that time.
If you were to live abroad, which country would you like to live in?
AKILLA: For me i’d like to live in Barcelona, Spain.
BB: Please name me any country were I can surf and drive my motorcycle comfortably (laugh)
TETSUJI: I would love to live in Maldives.
Please give a message to your fans and readers.
AKILLA: I just purely want to have fun, so I’m happy if people watch and listen to the show and feel the need to say afterwards; “that was interesting”.
BB: It’s been a while since the final BEAST one-man show shooting gallery at Shinjuku ReNY on January 14, 2019, but I’m going to continue to create and convey the sounds I want to make. I’m sure things will continue to change in various ways after this, so please continue to support us.
TETSUJI: I know this has been a long time coming, but I hope you’ll be happy with the best sound you can enjoy right now. Thank you for your support!


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2020.11.26 14:14 OldmanRevived I saw five movies (Hillbilly Elegy, Let Him Go, Buddy Games, Happiest Season, Uncle Frank)

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
First up was Hillbilly Elegy
When it was published in 2016, J.D. Vance's memoir "Hillbilly Elegy," unread by me, was slammed by many for indulging in the same hackneyed stereotypes about rural America that it was theoretically designed to deflate, and for reducing the impact of social, political and economic factors in order to favor a more inspirational narrative of triumphing. In this story, a young man, attending Yale Law School, returns to his hometown in Ohio to help his mother, who recently overdosed on heroin. While that story plays, the man's past, as well as flashes from a more distant past, reveals itself, showing us what it was like for him as a child, living amidst economic uncertainty and various unaddressed conflicts within his family.
Indeed, there are at least a few broader stories in the background of Vance's personal account. One of them is what happened to the family's native spot in the Appalachia region of Kentucky, once prospering with the jobs and industry of a local steel mill but later, by the time he is aware of it, filled with boarded-up storefronts, as people linger on streets, sidewalks, and parking lots with nothing to do. This juxtaposes the family's return home with their initial migration to Ohio. The mill was running back then, when J.D.'s grandparents packed up the car and moved.
The other broader tale belongs to the family, beyond adult J.D. (Gabriel Basso) and his younger self (played by Owen Asztalos). In the present, J.D. is looking for an internship at a law firm that will keep him close to his girlfriend Usha (Freida Pinto). While dining with prospective law partners, he receives a call from his sister Lindsay (Haley Bennett), who inform him that their mother Bev (Amy Adams) overdosed. He returns home and tries to arrange a place for Bev in a rehab facility, all while he has a job interview the next morning.
In the past, J.D. had to deal with the mercurial moods of his mother, while seeking support and attention from his grandmother, affectionately called Mamaw (Glenn Close). We see the start and decline of Bev's addiction; she's a parasite, an addict, a narcissist, and a desperate user of others, notably her own family. J.D. foots the bill for a week-long stay on four credit cards, only to learn that Bev has no interest in going into rehab. As a former nurse who trashed her career when she roller-skated through the corridors of a hospital after popping pills, she's been shooting heroin, and she seems to be going down fast.
How did J.D. go all the way from Middletown to Yale? We're not entirely sure, though we know that he got there, so there’s not much suspense about whether he figured out how to transcend his past. The film keeps flashing back to his days as a teenager in the late 1990s. J.D., it's suggested, gets lost because his mother flees from one man to the next. When she marries on a whim, he winds up with a druggie delinquent stepbrother. A scene or two later, he has fallen into delinquency himself, a transformation that is less than convincing.
The movie's tone, guided by J.D.'s narration, veers between romanticizing certain elements of this downhome culture, a scolding attitude toward certain issues and a dismissive outlook on others, and just wallowing in the abject misery of this place and these people. It's all over the place, really, although there's one position upon which the movie never genuinely stops: compassion. Director Ron Howard works in the tradition of Colorful People who relentlessly inflict their colorfulness on us as if we could not see in the first six minutes that they were afflicted.
Give some credit to Glenn Close, who spends most of the movie with a cigarette in her mouth, wisecracking to everything that stands in her way. She acts as a person who is tired of being colorful, and even more tired of having a colorful family. What's best about the movie are the actors' human qualities. Amy Adams has a direct, blunt honesty that is appealing, and it's put to a good effect here. Both Asztalos and Basso have a dry way of sardonically holding their distance, but there you have the role of most narrators, anyway.
If I spent a lot of time performing a census of the cast, it is because the movie seems to rotate among its characters as if taking inventory. Nothing happens in "Hillbilly Elegy" that I cared much about. The movie leaves me with such vivid memories of its times and places, its feelings and weathers, and yet leaves me so completely indifferent to its plot. It presents the cycles of addiction and abuse, not with any insight or thoughtfulness, but with a sense of inescapable fate. From this perspective, these characters are essentially condemned to these lives for reasons beyond the movie's ability or willingness to confront.
"Hillbilly Elegy" hinges on Mamaw's hope that she'll leave her family better off than she found them, and it’s clear that J.D.'s story has fulfilled that wish almost as soon as this movie starts. But the process of watching him cut his losses and recommit to his own success is rendered in a way that just isn't dramatically satisfying. Everyone else's lives and problems really don't matter to this story, except that they give J.D. a few lessons to learn and a whole lot to run from. This is a movie that's surprisingly good in areas where it doesn't need to be good at all, and pretty awful in areas where it has to succeed.

Next up was Let Him Go
The opening images of "Let Him Go" include Kevin Costner standing behind a fence and watching as a horse jogs around in the pasture. He spends a lot of time standing alone, doing nothing, maybe thinking nothing, observing as if it is a task that provides him with purpose. He's not bitter or depressed or anything of the sort. He's simply content. This is just another relaxing start to his day.
George (Costner) and Margaret (Diane Lane) have been married for decades. Living on a ranch in Montana, the two are finally and completely happy when we first meet them. Their house evokes the healing serenity of wide-open spaces, overlooking fields that are perfect for horseback riding. They have an adult son, James (Ryan Bruce), who has married and given the two their first grandchild. All of them live under the same roof. When George and Margaret are sitting at the table eating breakfast, they look so comfortable with each other that they make us feel cozy.
Suddenly, tragedy strikes when James dies in an accident, and their insular, peaceful world is understandably shattered. A few years later, his wife Lorna (Kayli Carter) marries Donnie Weboy (Will Brittain), but it’s obvious from their dour ceremony that this is a union of necessity. While in town one day, Margaret sees Donnie abuse Lorna, as well as her grandson Jimmy. She tells George, and they go to the apartment where Lorna and Donnie live, hoping to take custody of the boy. Instead, they find that Donnie has abruptly packed them up and moved to parts unknown.
Margaret refuses to accept the situation, planning a road trip across state lines to retrieve Jimmy and raise him. George is reluctant, but she eventually convinces him. After packing his suitcase, George wanders out of the room without it. Margaret thinks he has changed his mind, but he explains he's just turning off the water. "I'm not coming home to busted pipes," he says. They pack up the station wagon for a road trip to begin the process of tracking down Donnie. She even packs George's old service revolver, just in case.
They travel from Montana to North Dakota, making a few stops along the way for information or to rest. George's connections as a retired lawman, vaguely famous in the region, help. They meet Peter, played by Booboo Stewart, a young Native American man living off a stolen horse, but not looking for any loot to steal. George and Margaret reminisce and occasionally bicker, but the two mostly share comfortable silences that say everything.
On a plot level, that ramps up the tension as George and Margaret encounter various members of Donnie's family (Jeffrey Donovan plays a false-smiling uncle, and Lesley Manville shows up as the tough, authoritative matriarch), leading to an unstoppable series of threats and violence. There’s a third act that's so wildly out of left field, it could have shifted the tone completely. But somehow, it works, because the movie never made me lose interest in its central characters. There's still a reticence, an unwillingness to push the violence beyond where it wants to go
Faithful readers will know that I have a certain fondness for movies with villains who are so despicable and repugnant that we cheer when we see something horrible happen to them. "Let Him Go" does not disappoint in this regard, although it does cost us something extra in the process. I still have yet to decide if the movie's ending is a particularly good one. As silly as it sounds, I really came to enjoy the company of George and Margaret, and I couldn't bear to see anything nasty happen to such good people. Oh well. Maybe it's another example of how sometimes we just have to face reality.
Many of the reviews of the film have criticized it on the basis of its plot and its tonal shift. I like it because of the time I got to spend with the characters as they dealt with family matters over a period of days. It was intrinsically interesting, not because of what it was about, but simply because of what it was. I think perhaps "Let Him Go" is gently trying to be a movie about imperfect but interesting people, the goodness of whose souls is tested by a private crisis. No great lessons are learned, no great statements made, but by the end of the film we have spent some interesting time with these people, and know them better.

Next up was Buddy Games
Although I am aware sperm is a precious bodily fluid, I don't find it an especially funny one. In "Buddy Games," the male characters are neurotic about three subjects: the size, experience, and health of their reproductive organs. This movie is like a study of de-evolution and man's ability to cheat natural selection. It's full of material that would be rejected from most third-grade recess periods for lacking wit and dignity.
Josh Duhamel, an actor who projects likability, makes his directorial debut with this comedy, which he also co-wrote and stars in. Looking at the film's press notes, he informs us that he always wanted to direct, and that writing a screenplay seemed like the natural way to start. He was close. Writing a bad screenplay is a natural way to start. There's no excuse in making the decision to film it. What he has made is yet another hymn to arrested male adolescence that should be mandatory viewing in convents to prevent nuns from thinking of renouncing their vows of celibacy.
Duhamel plays Bob, a successful businessman who has created the Buddy Games, an annual competition in which him and his friends strive to beat each other in a variety of contests. Indulging their "primal need to dominate," the guys usually aim for a lame trophy and, more importantly, bragging rights. The other members are Durfy (Dax Shepard), Doc (Kevin Dillon), Bender (Nick Swardson), Zane (James Roday). At the beginning of the movie, Sheldon (Dan Bakkedahl), the most avid competitor, is having a glorious time, until someone shoots him in the testicles with a paint gun.
Cut to five years later: Sheldon has been in a funk ever since, having lost both precious orbs of manhood. Bob, meanwhile, has a beautiful girlfriend (Olivia Munn), and he's also quite rich, which enables him to restart the Buddy Games at the behest of Sheldon's mother, who thinks it's the only way to lift her son out of his suicidal depression. When the other members prove reluctant to go along, Bob throws in a $150,000 prize as an enticement.
But Sheldon will only come back if Bender, the guy who shot him, will be excluded. To dissuade Bender from joining in, Bob tells him that there's a substantial entry fee. To his surprise, Bender successfully raises money by prostituting himself and selling vodka in his mini-van. Eventually, the group reunites for a new round of games, which include such not so hilarious exercises as attaching steaks to their heads and confronting a giant lizard. The most extended segment involves the men ingesting laxatives at a crowded bar and trying to persuade women to buy them a drink before the drugs take effect. It's no spoiler to reveal that not all of them succeed.
These guys seem to have it out for each other. Sure, a couple of them talk about how the game has kept them together all these years, long after one would imagine childhood friends would go their separate ways. To what end does it keep them together, though? The movie wants us to simultaneously view these characters as representations of middle-aged vulnerability and sometimes as literal punching bags, constantly to be beaten, smashed, and pulverized. There's something wrong with these people, and the simple fact of the matter is that watching them satisfy their masochistic tendencies isn't fun or funny.
There is a kind of one-upmanship now at work in Hollywood, inspired by the success of several gross-out comedies, to elevate smut into an art form. This is not an entirely futile endeavor; it can be done, and when it is done well, it can be funny. There's a scene in this movie where Bender also tries to appease his guilt by offering Sheldon a refrigerated humidor full of his own semen. Later, when Sheldon is in the kitchen making Pina Coladas, he grabs the semen and mixes it in. Yuck. Millions of little soldiers being massacred for a laugh.
For a fleeting moment, the film stops trying to break the Guinness Book record for offensive crudity and decides to simply be funny. The best part of "Buddy Games," and really the best part of any bad movie, is Olivia Munn. When Bob tells her about his plan to start the games again, she doesn't waste any time ditching him. Then, at the end, she rushes over to Bob in hopes that the games are finally over and they can start a life together. She pulls out the little black box, and shows him a ring. What does he do? He rejects it. At this point, it was clear that none of the idiots in "Buddy Games" are worth saving. I don't know about you, but if Olivia Munn walked up to me and handed over an engagement ring, I would take my chances.

Next up was Happiest Season
There is an emerging genre of movies about family reunions at holiday time. It seems to be a truth universally acknowledged that most reunions at Christmas end happily, while most reunions at Thanksgiving end sadly. That's odd, because the way things shake down in the world of fragmented families, we tend to spend Thanksgiving with those we choose, and Christmas with those we must. If those two lists are identical in your life, your holidays must all be joyous, or all not.
Perhaps what drives audiences to films like "Happiest Season" is that certain sense of empathy. The people onscreen may or may not look like us, but we can find some relatability and understanding in their comic foibles and tragic events. The simplest situations conceal hidden traps, and by the time the story arrives at its more serious point, we fully buy into it, because these characters have so endeared themselves to us through the comedy. It's funny in an innocent screwball kind of way.
The basic setup involves Abby (Kristen Stewart) and Harper (Mackenzie Davis), who have been dating for about a year as Christmas approaches. Abby isn't into the holiday season. Her parents, who really were into it, died when she was 19, as Harper loves to point out in expository dialogue. Being a fan of the season, she wants the woman she loves to have that sensation of Christmas joy again. So, she drunkenly invites Abby home for Christmas to meet her family. Regretting the move in the cold light of day, she waits until the car ride to reveal that she isn't actually out to her family.
Harper asks Abby to keep their relationship a secret while they're at the house, with the promise that she'll finally be honest with her family once the holidays are finished. Abby agrees, although it certainly ruins her plans to propose to Harper on Christmas morning. She meets Harper's parents Tipper (Mary Steenburgen), who's more than a bit of a controlling presence in the house, and Ted (Victor Garber), a local city council member who's running for mayor on a platform of some pretty conservative platitudes. Harper's older sister is Jane (Mary Holland), an odd one who always seems to be vying for attention. The eldest sibling is Sloane (Alison Brie), formerly a successful lawyer who quit to raise her children and make custom gift baskets.
From there, the film becomes a full-on farce, complete with eccentric characters, plenty of misunderstandings, and even some close-call gags involving doors and bedroom escapades. It's everything we expect from such material. Most of the action takes place in the house, and whatever happens will have to happen before everybody heads back to the airport. That creates an artificial deadline that makes everything seem more urgent and requires that the truth be told or love declared right here and now, or not at all.
The film is warm-hearted, funny, and involving. Stewart and Davis are well-cast. But it's not completely successful; I have an idea that writer-director Clea DuVall didn't know how to end it, and so she orchestrates a final scene at a gas station that owes more to screwball comedy than to the truth of the story. Some of the characters are broader than the material requires, but one of them, Abby's gay friend John (Dan Levy), is a wonderful comic creation, and there are some scenes of him just answering the phone that are inexplicably hilarious.
Look, a great movie this is not. A pleasant holiday entertainment it is. The generosity of the film is in how DuVall presents these characters without judgment and with considerable sympathy. Harper is in love with Abby; that's not in doubt. But she is slow to understand the depth and complexity of Abby's fabrications. She's sweet, and naive, but not the brightest bulb on the tree. What defines her for the family is not the fact that she's gay, but her own concealed romanticism. By the end, we understand that although life may not give us too much, it often gives enough.

And the last one was Uncle Frank
"Uncle Frank" presents material that cries out to be handled with quiet empathy and hammers us with it. I understand what the film is trying to do, but not why it does it with such crude melodrama. The tone is all wrong for a story of homosexuality; the conclusion of which is not necessarily false, but it does feel a bit dishonest in its simplicity. When you lay it on too thick, the audience is distracted by implausibility rather than identifying with the characters.
The movie begins in 1969 with 14 year old Beth (Sophia Lillis) dreaming of someday escaping the backwater South Carolina town where she lives with her family and seeing the world. She is encouraged in this by her Uncle Frank (Paul Bettany), who did just that; he now teaches at NYU. Frank's rare returns home are marked by the obvious coldness that his father (Stephen Root) demonstrates towards him for absolutely no evident reason. Four years later, driven by Frank's encouragement, Beth is now attending NYU, and it takes only one surprise appearance at a party at Frank's apartment to discover that he is gay and living with his lover of ten years.
Wally (Peter Macdissi) is Frank's committed partner. Just as Beth is figuring out how to react to this information, the phone rings in Frank's apartment. Daddy Mac has died. It's time for Beth, Frank, and Wally to take a road trip, back to South Carolina for the funeral. That's when the perspective changes to Frank, whose cheerful mood drops upon realizing he has to return home and further declines when Beth starts asking about his romantic past. Through flashbacks, we see what has long haunted the uncle, as a teenaged Frank (played by Cole Doman) experiences his first relationship with a young man.
As you might guess, it ended tragically, and as the memories form more clearly, we understand why Mac's death, which Frank confesses to imagining so often, has brought up not relief, but only so much hidden pain. Frank wallows in self-pity and, upon arriving in his hometown, travel-sized bottles of booze. Bettany plays Frank's overt charms and silent despair with equal degrees of effectiveness, although his internalized performance is let down by director Alan Ball in the third act, when the character lets out all of that built-up pressure in drunken arguments and tearful confessionals.
The movie denies Frank of his big moment for a confirmation of Mac's deplorable nature. Instead, we're given an informative glance at the dynamics and conflicts within the extended family. Mac's wife Mammaw (Margo Martindale) is sweet and kind. Beth's father Mike (Steve Zahn) is verbally abusive toward his wife Kitty (Judy Greer) and anyone whose behavior seems out of line. The sister, Neva (Jane McNeill) is mostly quiet, which becomes odd later, when she becomes a vital figure in Frank's constant debate between keeping his secret and finally being honest with his family.
As for Frank, he stays out of the way, quietly reading on the porch as he lights up cigarettes. Lillis' promise as a young actor continues, but Beth is something of a stock audience stand-in device. Either Frank has been incredibly subtle over the years, or she can't see anything in front of her if it's more than an inch away. "I've never met a gay person before," says Beth. Oh, but she has. Frank also points out that the choir director at the First Baptist Church was also a homosexual. "But he’s so religious!" she exclaims.
"Uncle Frank" is a film that starts with promise; I liked the early dynamic between Lillis and Bettany. But it succumbs to so many clichés that anything remotely genuine gets smothered. It's a deeply frustrating movie as Ball has assembled a cast who can undeniably do deep work and then gives nothing but a shallow script. He seems merely thrashing about in a plot too transgressive for his skills. The movie looks upon his process with such skepticism that the movie doesn't even bother an attempt to explain it.
The story becomes less about the man's attempt to come to terms with those feelings and more about waiting to see what will happen. Each of the family members have at least one scene in which they can be honest with Frank, and the movie's final scene, in which they finally say what has needed to be said for a long time, is quite affecting. It's far too long of a wait for such specificity, though. "Uncle Frank" operates primarily as a message movie, and as necessary as that message might be, the movie's lack of a unique and personal approach to the material means that it's not a necessary part of the conversation.
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