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Discussion in 'On The Field' started by LonghornDave, Jul 28, 2021.

  1. 1963_Frosh

    1963_Frosh 250+ Posts

    Thanks. Believe it nor not, I've only seen two movies released this century, King's Speech and Darkest Hour, both concerning the leadup to WWII.
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  2. mchammer

    mchammer 10,000+ Posts

    In the theatre or at all?
  3. SabreHorn

    SabreHorn 10,000+ Posts

    You owe it to yourself to go see "12 Mighty Orphans"
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  4. WorsterMan

    WorsterMan 10,000+ Posts

    Agree with Sabre, 12 Mighty Orphans was allsome:

    See it either way. True story of grit and determination during difficult times in America and for largely forgotten kids.

    I grew up in Fort Worth and remember as a youth, adults talking about what those Masonic Home kids in FW did with all the odds against them.
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  5. WorsterMan

    WorsterMan 10,000+ Posts

    1963 Frosh,

    I loved the movie: Darkest Hour. Gary Oldman WAS Winston Churchill!!! So convincing!

    5 stars.
  6. WorsterMan

    WorsterMan 10,000+ Posts

    Not a movie but a series originally broadcast on HBO: Band of Brothers - 5 stars! Very accurate to WW2 history. A must view.

    Speilberg: Saving Private Ryan is very well done but largely fictional. D-Day landing was as close as Hollywood has ever gotten to the horrors of Omaha Beach.... Worth you watching.
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  7. 1963_Frosh

    1963_Frosh 250+ Posts

    At all! My wife and I are content with movies shown on TCM (Turner Classic Movies), especially the Noir Alley movies hosted by Eddie Muller. We've seen all of the great Hitchcock movies many times.
  8. Statalyzer

    Statalyzer 10,000+ Posts

    I don't miss the Hogs. Texas - Texas Tech and Oklahoma - Oklahoma State should be yearly games.

    The existence of the East and the paucity of cross-divisional games is why I don't buy the "tough SEC schedule" stuff. Yeah if you're Ole Miss you might have to play Alabama, Auburn, Texas A&M, LSU, and Florida or Georgia all in one year, which is potentially brutal. But if you're Georgia, you may just get Florida, Auburn, and 6 patsies.

    With 4 team groups, you could play the 3 in your own group, plus 2/4 in each other group, for 9 conference games a year with every pair of school playing at minimum twice in a 4-year period. They won't do that though. Which is too bad, because if a player can spend a full 4 or even 5 healthy years at a school and still not experience at least one game in every stadium in the conference, you're really stretching to call it a conference at that point.
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  9. BevoJoe

    BevoJoe 10,000+ Posts

    Haven't seen any first run movies at a theater lately, not in several years anyway.
  10. Godz40acres

    Godz40acres Happy Feller

    @Statalyzer --

    I don't mean anything by this question, just curious....
    Why do "erase" the original poster's I.D. from the quotes in your replies?
  11. LazyHorn

    LazyHorn 25+ Posts

    Haven't seen the movie but the book was great
  12. SabreHorn

    SabreHorn 10,000+ Posts

    As my daughter said, "I can't remember the last movie I saw that no one left the theater, they just stood up and applauded".

    It is very well done. Martin Sheen is outstanding.

    Makes you want to take flowers to Amon Carter's grave.

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