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schizuki 01-19-2013 02:07 PM

"Zero Dark Thirty"
 
Go. See. This. Movie. Now.

"Those who abjure violence can only do so because others are committing violence on their behalf."

The Spaceman 01-21-2013 07:49 AM

I plan to see the movie, but you have to take the story with a grain of salt.

Not to diminish the bravery and skill of the guys who got the job done, but the movie's implications that torturing prisoners resulted in finding OBL have been completely debunked, both before the movie and after it's release. The producers collaborated closely with the CIA, and the agency had quite a bit of ifluence on the content.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/20/mo...irty.html?_r=0

sarnali2 01-21-2013 08:34 AM

It's on the list, along with The Hobbit and the new Liam Neeson film Taken 2

schizuki 01-21-2013 08:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Spaceman (Post 279681)
I plan to see the movie, but you have to take the story with a grain of salt.

Not to diminish the bravery and skill of the guys who got the job done, but the movie's implications that torturing prisoners resulted in finding OBL have been completely debunked, both before the movie and after it's release. The producers collaborated closely with the CIA, and the agency had quite a bit of ifluence on the content.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/20/mo...irty.html?_r=0

Speaking of "grain of salt..."

The Spaceman 01-21-2013 08:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sarnali2 (Post 279683)
It's on the list, along with The Hobbit and the new Liam Neeson film Taken 2

I had to go to The Hobbit with the kid; they have a Movie Night for his school IB program a few times a year and attendance is "mandatory."

I was expecting not to like it because the Lord of the Rings movies bored me, but I was pleasantly suprised. I really enjoyed it; I like the guy they chose for Dildo, the dwarves were a hoot, and GoodGulf the Wizard was pretty entertaining. Plus all the dope-smoking and mushroom-eating; it was pretty fun watching a bunch of 12-15 y/o kids reacting to that.

The only bummer is you know going in to it that you're only going to see the first 1/3 of the story.


Bored of the Rings - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Arrowroot gasped. "The Black Pit," he cried.

"Yes," said Gimlet, "The fabled Nikon-zoom of my ancestor, Fergus Fewmet."

"Dread Andrea Doria, curse of the living nipple," said Legolam...

schizuki 01-21-2013 10:29 AM

I'm so ticked that I lost my copy. I don't even want to think what it might be worth now. Loved the Ballhog.

schizuki 01-21-2013 06:26 PM

I'll see your New York Times and raise you one Washington Post:

Enhanced interrogation worked.

Be that as it may, one of the great things about the film is that it doesn't take stands on anything it shows - it lays out the facts and leaves enough ambiguity that the viewer can make his own judgments.

seruzawa 01-21-2013 06:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Spaceman (Post 279685)
I had to go to The Hobbit with the kid; they have a Movie Night for his school IB program a few times a year and attendance is "mandatory."

I was expecting not to like it because the Lord of the Rings movies bored me, but I was pleasantly suprised. I really enjoyed it; I like the guy they chose for Dildo, the dwarves were a hoot, and GoodGulf the Wizard was pretty entertaining. Plus all the dope-smoking and mushroom-eating; it was pretty fun watching a bunch of 12-15 y/o kids reacting to that.

The only bummer is you know going in to it that you're only going to see the first 1/3 of the story.


Bored of the Rings - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Arrowroot gasped. "The Black Pit," he cried.

"Yes," said Gimlet, "The fabled Nikon-zoom of my ancestor, Fergus Fewmet."

"Dread Andrea Doria, curse of the living nipple," said Legolam...

I still have a copy of "Bored of the Rings." Nat Lamp's "Doon" is even funnier.


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