E. R. Torre
ertorre
9/17/19
3:25 PM
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Honest question: Was the Porsche Taycan’s time an “official time” according to the Nurburgring? Apparently there is some disagreement about what constitutes an “official” or “certified” time....According to Porsche, the Taycan that set the “record” was a prototype of the production model - a weird caveat. (But a very

9/17/19
9:52 AM
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I enjoyed the first Machete film because it was so tongue in cheek and goofy. But the second one, for some reason (possibly because they ...uh... borrowed the plot of Moonraker so thoroughly) didn’t appeal to me nearly as much.

9/16/19
8:20 PM
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Beats a decade of between 6 and 10 wins and a whopping 1 playoff appearance.

9/15/19
6:10 PM
1

The only really great drive-in experience I remember is Star Crash/Laserblast, back in 1979.

9/15/19
5:56 PM
1

I think the fact that comic book movies are the biggest thing in the world, but comic books themselves have remained this weird little niche thing, speaks volumes about the state of the industry.

9/15/19
9:27 AM
1

I think King has always had a very personal stake in The Shining, because there were some strongly autobiographical elements in that novel — he was an unpublished writer who taught in a public school, he had a wife and small child and was afraid he wouldn’t be able to support them, and had some serious substance abuse

9/13/19
9:39 AM
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I remember View to a Kill pretty vividly, because when we went to see it, I was coming down with what would turn out a really bad case of pinkeye and was convinced that I was going to hurl at any moment.

9/13/19
9:21 AM
1

All of (The Stephen King mini-series adaptations) are borderline unwatchable today, because of the cheesy CGI created for the pre-HD era, and they just got worse over time. The Stand looks pretty bad — imagine one of those direct-to-VHS Christian rapture movies from the period — but even it looks okay compared to the

9/13/19
8:55 AM
1

I can see how Amazon could be a godsend if you lived in the middle of nowhere.

9/12/19
2:47 PM
1

My review of The Far Cry is on Amazon’s listing for that book, which I’ll reprint here:

9/12/19
2:43 PM
1

I’m not a big fan of Moonraker, but it stacks up pretty well against some of the other Moore Bonds. View To A Kill, for example, or The Man With The Golden Gun...Or Octopussy.

9/12/19
2:28 PM
1

Wthout giving too much away, the Shining novel is full of stuff that would not have been easy to pull off in a 1970s movie.

9/12/19
2:15 PM
1

I almost never buy books from Amazon anymore; that’s for B&N, which I don’t love but would like to keep afloat (though I’d swap them for Borders in a heartbeat), or the new indie that opened a couple of years back. Mostly I rely on them for office supplies, groceries, stuff that isn’t fun to shop for.

9/12/19
9:05 AM
1

Moonraker is weird because it was the first Bond movie I ever saw, and it colored my impression of the series for a while

9/11/19
8:02 PM
3

“Arena,” for example, is adapted loosely from a Fredric Brown story that appeared in the magazine in 1944.

9/11/19
7:58 PM
10

Star Trek: The Motion Picture is different, especially for folks weaned on action sci-fi. That doesn’t mean it’s bad.

9/11/19
7:49 PM
3

I’ve been watching a lot of old-school Doctor Who from the ‘70s and ‘80s on Pluto.tv lately, and it’s frankly amazing just how professional and dignified most of the actors on the show are, even if they’re wearing a shower curtain and a giant polyurethane fish head or whatever.

9/11/19
5:37 PM
2

Cool story but by all accounts, Olivier, unlike Hoffman, was a perfect gentleman that would never say such a thing.