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  1. Or pawning it, FFS. Like the second she came to New York, she could have easily hocked it to get a decent bunch of new clothes and an apartment!
  2. The entire existence of the movie Wired is one giant HN moment for me. I couldn't begin to find the words to adaquately explain why, so I'll let The Cinema Snob do it for me:
  3. I finished Rodham and....wow. It felt like an episode of The Twilight Zone, but one of the bittersweet ones. I really wish I could say more but I can't. Though I'm pretty sure the others that have read it on this thread know exactly what I'm thinking.
  4. I'm trying not to read too much into the fact that she's 33, the same age as Belushi and Farley when they died. Coincidence, sure but I feel like it's an omen. As much as I'd like to hope that she's ok...it's 2020.
  5. Dan Aykroyd's father Peter died last weekend 98 is as good a time to go as any, but it still sucks for Dan. By all accounts he's one of the genuinely decent celebrities today; he and his family have been in Canada during the pandemic, so it's good they were all by Peter's side in his last days.
  6. Oh, I am so sorry. No, of course I didn't think you were being a bitch just because you pointed out that I phrased it wrong, I was just fuzzy on the details of what happened. I don't know what else to say, other than I can't imagine how you must feel.
  7. Betty really was her own worst enemy. Had she listened to her lawyers and friends and therapists and moved on with her life, instead of letting her obsessive hatred alienate herself from everyone that did care for her, she would have been a lot better off. Other than that nice moment with her and her friend dancing to Neil Diamond, talking about her stillbirth, she was long past the point of no return.
  8. Shaw, Forbes, and Thomas in Glory. I know a lot of people dismiss the movie as the a "white savior" trope these days, and while there's arguments to be made there, I think people overlook all the nuances in the movie that set it apart, but I digress... The friendship between Thomas and Robert is kind of sad because as they both realize, once he joins the regiment, it has to end. A commanding officer cannot play favorites. And that tension coming from the position change makes it painfully aware that while Shaw does care for Thomas, he still has to deal with his own latent racism. He initially doesn't connect well to the other men, who are escaped slaves and/or poorly educated freemen, whereas he and Thomas grew up in the same privileged circle. And that really sucks because you see how close the three of them at the beginning of the movie.
  9. Poor Klaus, always getting gaslit. Who was the voice of Sllort? She sounded so familiar.
  10. Yes there is. Focus on the things that make Harry Potter so great, the characters you love and the good things it taught you, and use that to advocate for transgender rights. Don't idolize authors and you'll never be disappointed. Maybe that's overly simplistic, but it's how I'm doing it and it's better than wasting energy on Twitter.
  11. And to add another insult to injury, they threw the bodies in the sand pits like they were trash. Once Wagner was retaken, the Union army offered to return Col. Shaw's body to his family, but they told them there was no resting place more honorable than beside his fellow soldiers.
  12. I finally read Saint X and it was pretty good, though I figured out that About to read Rodham and thanks in advance to those who warned about the sex scenes. That's gonna be awkward as hell.
  13. Everyone in Glory. As soon as the "Assault on Fort Wagner" score starts, I'm bawling.
  14. I think we can all now officially agree that the greedy, willfully ignorant mayor of Jaws that cared more about the tourist economy than the welfare of beachgoers and kept ignoring and dismissing the experts was the true villain of the movie, not the shark. The shark is still scary as hell, but a wild animal is gonna do what it's gonna do.
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