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28 Nov 2023, 6:15 pm

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i wish netflix were still doing their dvd rental thing, i'd rent that movie.


If you have cable service, you might have On Demand, which is where I saw it.


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28 Nov 2023, 7:30 pm

Regarding The Loneliest Boy in the World...

Kraichgauer, pcgoblin, and I all reported liking it. I think there's a pattern developing here. :chin:

And I agree there are similarities between Oliver and Aspies. But I don't know if he is Autistic or whether we are just one of the standard models for awkward people. As more people see the film I'd love to read their opinions. (Did Oliver make much eye contact?)

Though maybe pcgoblin's modeling career might lie elsewhere (see 1 2).


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28 Nov 2023, 9:36 pm

Kraichgauer wrote:
auntblabby wrote:
i wish netflix were still doing their dvd rental thing, i'd rent that movie.


If you have cable service, you might have On Demand, which is where I saw it.

not available where i live out in the sticks. i miss the dvd rentals. :|



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29 Nov 2023, 2:42 am

auntblabby wrote:
Kraichgauer wrote:
auntblabby wrote:
i wish netflix were still doing their dvd rental thing, i'd rent that movie.


If you have cable service, you might have On Demand, which is where I saw it.

not available where i live out in the sticks. i miss the dvd rentals. :|


A friend once got us a year Subscription to Netflix as a gift years ago. We enjoyed it while it lasted.
Do you have Redbox in your neck of the woods?


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29 Nov 2023, 4:27 am

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Last night we watched:

The Loneliest Boy in the World [2022]
<=>"They're Dying to Be His Friend"

Meet Oliver. He's odd. We don't know much about him. We don't know much about his father except that he has apparently been dead and gone for some time. All we know about his mother is that she kept Oliver completely isolated at home. And he has no friends and no social skills.

Then an accident kills Oliver's mother. After which Oliver apparently spent about a year in a psychiatric institution and we don't know much about that, either.

But Oliver was eventually allowed to return home even though the psychiatric staff was not unanimously sure that was a good idea. They periodically visit him to see how he is doing.

Problem: All he does is watch TV and then go to his mother's gravestone and report what had been on the shows the day before. He is socially inept. He has no social life and no friends. He is targeted by bullies (and seems somewhat oblivious to it!). There are no signs he is improving.

He conscientiously posts a daily goal on his calendar, "Be normal", but when the psychiatric staff informs him that if he doesn't make any friends he will be put back in the institution the daily goal changes to "Find a friend"...and then he conscientiously crosses it out the next day because he did not make any friends.

Oliver also takes language very literally. And one of the psychiatric staff tells him to dig a friend up...



This movie is strange, weird, nonsensical, absurd, and a lot of fun!

IMDb lists its genres as comedy and horror. Don't expect much horror. Do expect much fun.

(It starts out slow, as it gets the story-line set up. Be patient!)

We both really liked the film!!

\o/STRONGLY RECOMMENDED\o/

I just rented it on Prime. It was pretty funny. Very reminiscent of the horror comedies that weee very prevalent in the 80’s.



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29 Nov 2023, 12:10 pm

auntblabby wrote:
i wish netflix were still doing their dvd rental thing, i'd rent that movie.

Same here, concerning the DVD rental. Whenever I could not find a place that streamed a movie or series, Netflix generally had it on disc.



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29 Nov 2023, 12:25 pm

It was early September, which seems like yesterday, I watch a Murder She Baked movie. It was A Peach Cobbler Mystery. I was watching A Deadly Recipe while I typed and researched the Hannah Swensen series.

This is not not deja vu. I found Peacock now has all eight films presented as a series. I am in the exact same place. Just watched Murder She Baked: A Peach Cobbler Mystery, and am watching Murder She Baked: A Deadly Recipe. This is the order they are presented. It is not the order they were made, and there is a little voice in my head that says "That's just laziness." I'm being picky. Does it matter? I cannot answer that without getting into an argument in my own head with no winning outcome. I doesn't matter. (but my heart is not into that statement.)

I read my original post was from September 5, 2023, and it ended with a comment about how I could not wait until the movie ended because Hallmark films tend to sanitize everything. I'm curious if I'll have the same reaction. My mood can determine if I'll find enjoyment in a film.

Added later, after watching A Deadly Recipe. I was wrong. They do not have all the movies. It was labelled as "Hannah Swensen Mysteries" and when I select it, it showed Watch S1 E1, right next to Episodes. Laugh it off. ha. ha. ha. It was the only episode in the list of episode. Not even A Deadly Recipe was listed. So they weren't lazy after all. I was just being presumptive and stupid. ha. ha. ha. :roll:

I did enjoy both "episodes." I must have been in the right mood.



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29 Nov 2023, 2:25 pm

Kraichgauer wrote:
auntblabby wrote:
Kraichgauer wrote:
auntblabby wrote:
i wish netflix were still doing their dvd rental thing, i'd rent that movie.


If you have cable service, you might have On Demand, which is where I saw it.

not available where i live out in the
sticks. i miss the dvd rentals. :|


A friend once got us a year Subscription to Netflix as a gift years ago. We enjoyed it while it lasted.
Do you have Redbox in your neck of the woods?

Have not seen it here.



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29 Nov 2023, 2:35 pm

This is a lovely film that so much reminds me of my Aunt and my Mum when I grew up. Not quite to the extrems as Aunt Silvie, but life was a bit like that. An underlying freedom that did not conform but in an innocent way!

https://youtu.be/XJ80uKQdIYU?feature=shared


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29 Nov 2023, 3:18 pm

Last night we watched:

Barbie [2023]
<=>"She's everything. He's just Ken."



All of the other folk here that said nice things about the film were right!


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30 Nov 2023, 1:32 pm

Last night I watched:

Laser Mission [1989]
<=>"His assignment: Find the world's most dangerous laser weapon or take the heat.
<=>"His assignment: Find the Her assignment: Turn up the heat."



Lots and lots of action...followed quickly by more action...

YAWN YAWN YAWNYAWN eh YAWN


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30 Nov 2023, 8:43 pm

Double Retired wrote:
Last night we watched:

Barbie [2023]
<=>"She's everything. He's just Ken."



All of the other folk here that said nice things about the film were right!



I saw the font and had to laugh.



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30 Nov 2023, 8:50 pm

Double Retired wrote:
Last night I watched:

Laser Mission [1989]
<=>"His assignment: Find the world's most dangerous laser weapon or take the heat.
<=>"His assignment: Find the Her assignment: Turn up the heat."



Lots and lots of action...followed quickly by more action...

YAWN YAWN YAWNYAWN eh YAWN

I have this, but it was through RiffTrax. So it's mostly funny.



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01 Dec 2023, 10:50 am

I finally got around to watching the classic Aguirre, the Wrath of God. Quite a film.


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03 Dec 2023, 1:59 am

auntblabby wrote:
Kraichgauer wrote:
auntblabby wrote:
Kraichgauer wrote:
auntblabby wrote:
i wish netflix were still doing their dvd rental thing, i'd rent that movie.


If you have cable service, you might have On Demand, which is where I saw it.

not available where i live out in the
sticks. i miss the dvd rentals. :|


A friend once got us a year Subscription to Netflix as a gift years ago. We enjoyed it while it lasted.
Do you have Redbox in your neck of the woods?

Have not seen it here.


Really. I'd have thought they would have infested the whole country by now.


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03 Dec 2023, 2:05 am

The Exorcist: Believer.

Two girls, one white and one black, disappear for three days, till being discovered with no memory of what had happened, but traumatized. Soon, they begin showing signs of what appears to be demonic possession. One father is an atheist who can no longer believe anything since he lost his wife, while the other is an evangelical who can't understand why his faith can't solve the problem, but both must come together to save their girls.
Not a bad horror flick, but more than a little sappy.


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