Join Early Retirement Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 03-30-2014, 07:25 PM   #221
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Northern IL
Posts: 17,380
Quote:
Originally Posted by modhatter View Post
I watched that the other night. It was very good. I am a big admirer of Robert Reich. I think he is a very dedicated man and has a pretty clear picture of how things are.
Careful there.

Inequality For All

-ERD50
__________________

__________________
ERD50 is online now   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 Early Retirement and Financial Independence Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

Are you planning to be financially independent as early as possible so you can live life on your own terms? Discuss successful investing strategies, asset allocation models, tax strategies and other related topics in our online forum community. Our members range from young folks just starting their journey to financial independence, military retirees and even multimillionaires. No matter where you fit in you'll find that Early-Retirement.org is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with our members, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create a retirement blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 03-30-2014, 08:52 PM   #222
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
Lsbcal's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: west coast, hi there!
Posts: 5,339
We watched Gravity last night and liked it. Just out on DVD, not streamed.
__________________

__________________
Lsbcal is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2014, 09:02 PM   #223
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
walkinwood's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Denver
Posts: 2,517
Living in Denver, the film "Things to do in Denver when you're dead" caught my eye. I liked it!
__________________
walkinwood is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2014, 01:50 PM   #224
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
robnplunder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Bay Area
Posts: 2,040
The Horde, a Russian movie set in Europe when Mongols were ruling part of it. If you are a history buff (like I am), it could be interesting.


Sherlock Holmes, UK series season 1 & 2, set in modern day London - saw the entire 7 episodes (2 hour each) in 3 days. It was that good, for me anyway. If you like Monk & 007 movies, you may like this one .
__________________
Pura Vida
robnplunder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2014, 02:05 PM   #225
Moderator
Sarah in SC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Charleston, SC
Posts: 13,417
Watched Big Fish last night. First thing besides Long Way Round that I've seen Ewan MacGregor in, and it was really great. It reminded me a lot of Secondhand Lions, in that it was a bit of myth and reality put together, but not a violent or "action-y" sort of usual movie. About a traveling salesman's tall tales told to his son, which maybe weren't all so tall after all. A movie you could watch with just about anyone in the room, rare these days.
__________________
“One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it's worth watching.”
Gerard Arthur Way

Sarah in SC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2014, 02:21 PM   #226
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
Major Tom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: SF East Bay
Posts: 3,022
Sarah - if you liked Long Way Round, make sure to also watch Long Way Down. Same 2 guys on motorcycles but different trip. If anything, I think it was even better (and Long Way Round was fantastic!)
__________________
ER, for all intents and purposes. Part-time income <5% of annual expenditure.
Major Tom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2014, 01:16 PM   #227
Moderator
Sarah in SC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Charleston, SC
Posts: 13,417
Have no fear Major, I watched that one as well, plus all of the other Charley Boorman documentaries I could find. Out of the two, I actually "like" Boorman better, that's why it was so funny to me to actually see Ewan MacGregor in a regular acting role, since I only know him through the bike features.

Our trip to Mongolia from England was through many of the same areas they traveled, so it was super interesting to see it onscreen before seeing it in person. They did not under-report the dismalness of the Kazakhstan roads, that's for sure!
__________________
“One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it's worth watching.”
Gerard Arthur Way

Sarah in SC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2014, 05:15 PM   #228
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
Lsbcal's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: west coast, hi there!
Posts: 5,339
I enjoyed Station Agent (both on DVD and streaming). Not a movie likely to upset anyone.
__________________
Lsbcal is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2014, 05:24 PM   #229
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
robnplunder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Bay Area
Posts: 2,040
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lsbcal View Post
I enjoyed Station Agent (both on DVD and streaming). Not a movie likely to upset anyone.
Saw that recently. I liked it.
__________________
Pura Vida
robnplunder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2014, 05:26 PM   #230
Recycles dryer sheets
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Lafayette
Posts: 267
8 seasons of House just added to Netflix streaming. Only caught a couple episodes when I still had TV. So looking forward to watching from beginning to end on my little laptop.

Today I watched Sesame Street on Netflix with my grandson. It's nice they have so many children's videos for us grandmas to call up on demand!
__________________
gardenfun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2014, 05:27 PM   #231
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
robnplunder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Bay Area
Posts: 2,040
Quote:
Originally Posted by gardenfun View Post
Today I watched Sesame Street on Netflix with my grandson. It's nice they have so many children's videos for us grandmas to call up on demand!
It's a godsend when my hyperactive niece comes over.
__________________
Pura Vida
robnplunder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2014, 09:29 AM   #232
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
Major Tom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: SF East Bay
Posts: 3,022
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sarah in SC View Post
Out of the two, I actually "like" Boorman better, that's why it was so funny to me to actually see Ewan MacGregor in a regular acting role, since I only know him through the bike features.
If I was pressed to pick one of them, I'd probably pick Charley too. He's such a good sport with a great sense of humor - the perfect travel partner. What I really liked about the two series though, was how they highlighted the friendship between the two. They went through all these experiences together and some great challenges, yet no matter how tough things got, they always had time to crack each other up laughing over a silly schoolboy joke. I mean, I'm sorry, but farts are funny. Fabulous stuff!

I'd love for them to make at least one more, but I think it was Ewan that said the trips take him away from family for too long. I would LOVE one more long motorcycle trip from these guys.
__________________
ER, for all intents and purposes. Part-time income <5% of annual expenditure.
Major Tom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2014, 09:35 AM   #233
Moderator
Sarah in SC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Charleston, SC
Posts: 13,417
Tom, I got super annoyed when they started dragging their wives along, even for short bits, and how they got to moaning about how much they missed them. Blah, blah, blah.
Suck it up boys!!
__________________
“One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it's worth watching.”
Gerard Arthur Way

Sarah in SC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2014, 09:40 AM   #234
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
Major Tom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: SF East Bay
Posts: 3,022
Me too Sarah! It was nothing against their wives at all, but it really upset the dynamic of the whole thing. IIRC, Ewan seemed to be bending over backwards to cater to his wife, teach her how to ride a motorycle etc. To be honest, I'd probably do the same thing, but I didn't want to see their soft lovey-dovey sides. Boring!
__________________
ER, for all intents and purposes. Part-time income <5% of annual expenditure.
Major Tom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2014, 02:30 PM   #235
Full time employment: Posting here.
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 942
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lsbcal View Post
I enjoyed Station Agent (both on DVD and streaming). Not a movie likely to upset anyone.

One of my most favorite movies. Love the lead actor. Actually all three actors in it were superb. Best way to describe it is to say it is a movie about friendship. Very touching and funny.
__________________
modhatter is offline   Reply With Quote
Netflix movie suggestion
Old 04-13-2014, 04:56 AM   #236
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
obgyn65's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: midwestern city
Posts: 4,062
Netflix movie suggestion

I just watched "Blue is the warmest color". It is a controversial movie for adults only, but with 5-star acting.
__________________
Very conservative with investments. Not ER'd yet, 48 years old. Please do not take anything I write or imply as legal, financial or medical advice directed to you. Contact your own financial advisor, healthcare provider, or attorney for financial, medical and legal advice.
obgyn65 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2014, 05:55 PM   #237
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
robnplunder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Bay Area
Posts: 2,040
Quote:
Originally Posted by StarJedi View Post
The series Dexter is quite unique !
I am going through it now. Watching season 3 now.
__________________
Pura Vida
robnplunder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2014, 08:52 PM   #238
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
martyb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Bossier City
Posts: 2,182
I never watched a single episode of "The Office" during the entire 9 seasons it was on TV. That's a good thing, because now I'm watching it on Netflix, minus commercials. Only problem is I/we are now addicted! Yesterday (Sunday) my wife & I probably watched 15-20 episodes. Total couch potatoes! Tonight after work, we watched another 5 episodes. We're now up to season 6......
__________________
“Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.”
-John F. Kennedy

“Hard work never killed anybody, but why take a chance?” - Edgar Bergen
martyb is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2014, 02:29 AM   #239
Dryer sheet aficionado
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 38
Quote:
Originally Posted by martyb View Post
I never watched a single episode of "The Office" during the entire 9 seasons it was on TV. That's a good thing, because now I'm watching it on Netflix, minus commercials. Only problem is I/we are now addicted! Yesterday (Sunday) my wife & I probably watched 15-20 episodes. Total couch potatoes! Tonight after work, we watched another 5 episodes. We're now up to season 6......
I love The Office! I'm rewatching it... currently on Season 5.
__________________
movaly1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2014, 08:45 AM   #240
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Northern IL
Posts: 17,380
Quote:
Originally Posted by movaly1 View Post
I love The Office! I'm rewatching it... currently on Season 5.
I watch very few TV shows, most of them just seem so poorly done, I have no interest. But The Office really got me, love it!

I guess I get into analytical mode as to why I like something or not, and I'm fascinated by how The Office maintains a delicate balance between these characters being outrageous and funny, but still being human and somewhat believable. If the boss was always the bad guy, that would be boring, but they occasionally have his sensitive side come through. I don't think I could do that if I attempted to write a show like that. I'm impressed.

-ERD50
__________________

__________________
ERD50 is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 2 (1 members and 1 guests)
ivinsfan
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Gender (I'll show you mine, and you show me yours) Martha Forum Admin 34 06-27-2008 09:05 PM
I'll Show You Mine If You Show Me Yours haha FIRE and Money 87 11-20-2004 01:53 PM

 

 
All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:39 AM.
 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.