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  1. Bill and Ted face the music Orion PG 13 88 min Over the last three decades I spend a lot of time bashing the accomplishments of Keanu Reeves. As this miserable year 2020 drags on and so many Hollywood celebrities spewing hatred it occurred to me that I have never heard a single insider say that Reeves was anything other than one of the nicest guys they’ve ever worked with. And to maintain that kind of reputation for nearly 30 years in Tinseltown is, and I quote, most excellent dude. The first Bill and Ted movie was 1989 with the successful sequel Bogus Journey in 1991. That put KR on the A-list and he’s been there ever since. That being said BILL AND TED FACE THE MUSIC is one of the worst movies I’ve ever seen, but for some reason, unlike a lot of bad movies, I didn’t hate it. Just keep in mind at the original EXCELLENT ADVENTURE was a hit because it was stupid and like the old saying "Dance with who brung ya.” So here’s the hook. Bill and Ted’s (Alex Winter) rock and roll band The Wild Stallions have fallen on hard times. Neither of them have ever worked a day in their lives and despite the adoration of their two daughters (Who are female clones of their dads) are faced with crumbling marriages. By the way Brigette Lundy Paine as the daughter of Ted, is truly a hoot. Mimicking the facial expressions voice and body language of Ted is is one of the best examples of physical comedy I’ve seen in a while. Enter the Masters of the time-space Universe whatever who send an emissary to give our heroes some dire news. If they don’t write a song that will bring the world together the entire place will be destroyed. So it’s back to the time machine telephone booth to visit their futuristic selves at a few different chronological locations to figure out what that might be. Meanwhile the daughters have also picked up the knack of time travel and are searching the historical landscape to put together a supergroup which will include, among others, Jimi Hendrix Louis Armstrong and Mozart. All the while they’re being chased by a overly sensitive killer robot named Dennis. Let’s admit it gang nothing really makes a lot of sense but neither did the original and that one, like it or not, was an actual landmark of American cinema. So bottom line if there’s no nostalgia involved for you, you might just hate this one. As for myself? There’s nothing evil or nasty or overbearing here at all, just some stupid, not very funny, but good-natured humor. Your mileage may vary but… C WSS Ps shout out to another of my favorite movie houses the Chagrin Cinema nice people, comfortable seating and a cool nostalgic vibe. It’s one of the Cleveland Cinemas chain who often have some eclectic films that are hard to find in the more mainstream theaters. And they have Diet dr. Pepper.
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    Unhinged review

    Unhinged Solstice Studios R 130 min Okay gang the theaters are open again. Kudos hit the folks at the Atlas Cinemas who have been open for a few weeks and now the mainstream movie houses are back to everyday operation. Of course, due to the nationwide covid-19 panic there are new rules in place. In my personal opinion I think some of them are non-uniform and arbitrary and some completely miss the intended point, but let me say this. The good folks that work in the theaters (or restaurants or retail stores for that matter) and management don’t make these rules they are just doing their best to make a living. Anyway, my first visit back to the Regal Montrose (Shout out to the staff there, the place was clean as a whistle) was to see the new Russell Crowe film UNHINGED. Like many of the new releases I’m guessing this one’s been in the can for a while waiting for a chance to hit the big screen. First of all, let me tell you that UNHINGED ain’t exactly high art. It also suffers from some sloppy direction and some unsatisfying loose ends. Still… The very first thing you will notice is how much weight the once shirtless star of GLADIATOR has put on. Probably just a side effect of middle age as I doubt that he would purposely gain 70 pounds for a script like this one. Regardless my first problem is that they completely give away the plot in the very first scene. Right off the bat we know that his character, Tom Cooper, is a raging and violent lunatic. I think they could have skipped that scene, replaced it with a couple minutes of backstory, and let the audience find out gradually. But then again I didn’t get a producer credit. Here’s what happens. Rachel (Caren Pistorius) is really having a bad day. She’s struggling through a divorce and this particular morning trying her best to get her whiny son to school on time meet with her divorce attorney and get to work when she gets stuck in a traffic jam. At one point a big 4 by 4 is blocking traffic at a green light and she lays on the horn as she speeds around him. Minutes later the truck pulls up on her right and stops traffic and the driver, Cooper, begins to reprimand her. At first, he seems rational just asking for an apology for what he felt was unnecessarily rude gesture. Well she has just been fired because she’s going to miss her appointment, lost her job and the kid is going to be late for school. She’s freaking out and in no mood for diplomacy and basically tells the guy to f off. This is a good scene for Crowe as his character, who could have been appeased with a simple apology, eventually just snaps. Unfortunately thanks to the opening scene we already know he’s nuts. The rest of the flick is a deadly game of cat and mouse as Rachel frantically tries to escape the psycho killer. There are actually a lot of twists and turns as the story unfolds but I won’t tell you what they are because that will spoil the fun. And yes, despite all of its flaws unhinged never slow down never got boring and never lets up on the edge of the seat suspense. Also every time you think Cooper can’t get any more dangerous… Well you get the idea. If you see the film I think you’ll know what I mean by loose ends but even though they weren’t a deal-breaker for me I think if they had tied those up I’d be willing to give this thriller an A-, but still just for the suspense and entertainment value and the fact that I was sitting in a movie theater with popcorn it’s still worth the trip. B- WSS
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    BUILD THE WALL. NOW.

    To give Joe Biden a little credit he probably had no idea what he was saying. But turning places like East LA in a third-world shitholes to prove you're not xenophobic shouldn't be the choice you make because you hate Trump. WSS
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    A fine, upstanding young American

    WSS
  5. We heard this previously but we're waiting to see who the killer was. Let's say if the shooter was wearing a red hat the entire country would be, well even more, in flames. The pieces of shit in the left-wing media meaning the mainstream media have been trumpeting it was a clash between far right-wing and counter-demonstrators. WSS
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    a vote for Biden/harris is a vote for this:

    https://www.kenoshanews.com/news/local/watch-now-kenosha-speaker-strays-from-message-at-rally/article_a91e142b-46bf-5702-bb45-42b2015ce4b6.html From Joe Biden's base (just because it gets reprinted in biased outlets doesn't mean it's fake) WSS
  7. Not at all. Yahoo definitely sucks hind tit to just about everybody out there. WSS
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    a vote for Biden/harris is a vote for this:

    So you've said. What's your point? But yeah a consolidation wouldn't hurt. WSS
  9. Dude, you and the Woodpecker bitch about 4chan and Q and then prop it up with the Yahoo Poll? That's rich. WSS
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    Is there a worse spokesman?

    Memo to Trump: 'You Have Ripped Up Any Semblance …: No doubt there are some ridiculous spokespeople for the Republican Party but hard to imagine anybody much worse than Reverend Al. WSS
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    So How Many Idiots Die in Sturgis?

    https://www.courant.com/opinion/op-ed/hc-op-stock-sturgis-covid-gop-republicans-0828-20200829-rshqcqj2kzcwbl2jae2z3wbyxe-story.html
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    More files from the rat Squad case book

    https://www.news5cleveland.com/news/continuing-coverage/coronavirus/summit-county-board-of-health-passes-mandatory-mask-resolution-violators-could-be-hit-with-100-fine
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    Oh, Happy Day !

    Above Bolton and Trump's sister? 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 WSS
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    So How Many Idiots Die in Sturgis?

    I don't think that anybody really cares. I was part of a discussion yesterday A friend of mine was complaining that a fellow at a bar told him hed be happy when the election was over so we could forget about this Cove shit. And that's true. Oh I think the Covid is real I think there's some Danger but 95% of the news coverage and conversation is political. When they don't have XXXX to bash anymore the media will change the coverage. Probably change it to what wonderful strides Joe and Kameltoe have made to save America. And vet simpleton Fauci will take a Victory lap. WSS
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    So How Many Idiots Die in Sturgis?

    https://www.kotatv.com/2020/08/29/sturgis-mass-testing-results-announced/ So are we all going to die or what? If so when? WSS
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    A fine, upstanding young American

    I pride myself on being reasonable. But I also pride myself on their ability to be an asshole if need be. 😁😁😁🥰🥰🥰 Number one yes we have elections and yes people are idiots. The squad Pelosi Waters AOC were all elected. Number two yes I realize it will probably be a wash but it will be for the next 30 or 40 years. I'd like to have one more conservative tipping the scale. Not a right-wing lunatic but you know. Number three well you've got the swamp which is Hillary and Jeb and Biden and Kasich and Mitch McConnell and Schumer Etc or you have a newcomers to the political process. No matter which type Trump appoints people will bitch. If it's a career politician or if it's a rookie. And again people are stupid. They bitch if the Postmaster General wasn't a mail carrier they bitch if Betsy DeVos wasnt a school teacher. I figure a sales manager can run a music store furniture store or a used car lot. Number for BLM is leading the fight on the Airways. And the Democrats are sucking their dick. At least in front of the cameras. If the Democrats win people like them will think that's the way to do it just riot people will be scared of them vote for whoever they want. Or at least who panders to them. I wish it weren't true but everywhere you find otherwise reasonable people scared to say that they are pieces of shit in public. WSS
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    A fine, upstanding young American

    and of course you understand the reference to you loving some Biden was in response to your accusation to Gorka of loving him some Trump. we love him enough like you said to vote for him over Joe Biden and the lunatics on the left. Which frankly there are more of than lunatics on the right. hey come on even though there's no guarantee would you rather have Nancy Pelosi picking Ruth Bader ginsburg's replacement? and I don't care much about the bitter ass Lincoln project or George Will oh, I don't think these people speak for me as much as they speak for the fact they don't like to see there pet power structure shaken up. What was it George Wallace said there's not a dime's worth of difference? Jeb Bush or Hillary? Who really cares? but seriously being bullied into Joe Biden by BLM? Wow. WSS
  18. https://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2020/aug/29/coronavirus-live-news-cases-continue-to-soar-in-europe-as-victoria-sees-fewest-in-two-months
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    The McCloskeys

    fify (sorry Woody I know it really doesn't make sense I just wanted to make the joke) 😏
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    The McCloskeys

    I figure this deserves its own thread rather than hijack the kid with the Maga hat thread. For those of you you hate Trump so much you believe the private citizens should not be allowed to defend their homes. Let me ask you. So let's pretend it was your home and the Klan was marching down your street. Let's assume for the sake of conversation the Klan has previously conducted dozens of protests destroying millions upon millions of dollars and killing dozens of people. Just like BLM. Now let's say that the Klan marched up on your property. Screaming obscenities. (Yes your property a gated community it's not a public sidewalk.) Would you have tried to defend your property? (Or if it were skinheads marching down the street had a black man stood outside his business holding a rifle hearing that you were about to do him harm?) WSS
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    The McCloskeys

    I can actually see the Merit in that particular stands. Just saying. WSS
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    Hatch Act

    So when Joe Biden is President he can instruct his justice department to prosecute Trump for defying the Hatch Act. And you and the rest of the Democrats can watch it at home on theTV's you looted from local business owners while waiting for the US Postal Service to deliver your reparations checks. 😂😂😂😂😂 WSS
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    The McCloskeys

    Probably. Apparently that's the only two you care about though. As of July or June or something there was something like 30 people dead from the rioting. Including the ones that were dragged out of their own businesses and beaten to death by your scumbag friends. Just for the record they weren't just marching down the street they had broken into people's private property. Look at the pictures of the broken gate. But now human life matters to you. Maybe that's an epiphany. WSS
  24. The new watermark for meaningless GIFs. WSS
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