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  1. Sorry. It made sense in my head at that hour. What I want is the name of the OLDER movie, the movie that may have inspired elements in the newer movies. A movie in the past decade featured a character named "Percival Graves." (I just found this out.) I immediately wondered if it was a reference to an earlier, completely-unrelated movie, which ALSO had a "Percival Graves" in it. In both movies, Percival Graves was a government functionary, and should not be trusted. In the earlier movie, that's made plainly obvious from his early appearances, as he goes on to be the villain of the piece- as much as there is one. He got busted for violations of "the Treason Act of 1702" for " interfering in the proper succession of a monarch." This movie also included the (made-up) African nation of Zambezi. (That's a river, but not a country any more than there is a country called "Nile" or "Amazon".) That seems to have inspired some more recent television show to use the same name for an African nation. Anyway, the original movie had Percival Graves and the nation of Zambezi. It also included what was possibly the most tragic photo-shoot in film history (at least, as far as scripted tragedies- no actors were harmed in the filming, but their characters were in trouble.) So, what movie was this?
  2. Ok, next movie. A movie in the past decade featured a character named "Percival Graves." (I just found this out.) I immediately wondered if it was a reference to an earlier, completely-unrelated movie, which ALSO had a "Percival Graves" in it. In both movies, Percival Graves was a government functionary, and should not be trusted. In the earlier movie, that's made plainly obvious from his early appearances, as he goes on to be the villain of the piece- as much as there is one. He got busted for violations of "the Treason Act of 1702" for " interfering in the proper succession of a monarch." This movie also included the (made-up) African nation of Zambezi. (That's a river, but not a country any more than there is a country called "Nile" or "Amazon".) That seems to have inspired some more recent television show to use the same name for an African nation. Anyway, the original movie had Percival Graves and the nation of Zambezi. It also included what was possibly the most tragic photo-shoot in film history (at least, as far as scripted tragedies- no actors were harmed in the filming, but their characters were in trouble.) So, what movie was this?
  3. I don't know "the Greatest Showman" by its English title. In fact, I barely know of it. (Mrs Wolf saw it, I think.) I keep thinking that Hugh Jackman was an odd choice for a musical, but it seemed to work for "LES MISERABLES." (aka "the wretched of the earth.")
  4. I suspect so. With him in mind from the 5th movie listed, I THINK the war movie was the one he was in. I have a vague recollection of a trailer of him in a war movie, storming off to confront someone in a combat zone and start a fistfight. Is "Light of Day" the movie with Joan Jett opposite MJF? If so, it was an interesting casting choice because they were both the same height.
  5. IIRC, he spent a few MINUTES out of 7 sessions of the CFS class that might be considered to cover adultery or fornication. There was I Corinthians 7:1 and 2, and I think that's about all he covered on the subject. He said the literal on "touch" in 7:1 meant "to help himself", so a man wasn't supposed to "help himself" to a woman. He also mentioned "flee fornication." ( I Corinthians 6:18a) , but he didn't get into it. He talked about someone drawing a picture of Tick (the dog), with a flea on his head, with the caption "flea fornication." He didn't actually teach we were supposed to FLEE fornication, but he had time to describe the drawing in detail. For a class that was 7 sessions long, the number of verses covered was scant, and the actual hand-out of verses was 2 pages long. I've heard there was some teacher's guide with more verses, but I've never seen one. All the students got was 2 pages- one on the virtuous woman and a chapter in Proverbs, and the other on vpw claiming that the "original sin" was an act of, ahem, "self-love" (or "self-abuse" if that's how you think of it.) The classes that everyone was expected to take were the BAIT, so they never outright stated his most perverse stuff- he saved that for private meetings on-campus to the Corps, to the staff, and so on. Taped sermons touched on them sometimes, but generally not to any great degree.
  6. "Show me that smile again......" I keep forgetting DiCaprio was in the cast.
  7. I intend to see the next 2 parts (aka the concluding parts) sometime in the next few days, before Monday morning at the very latest. I'll let you know as soon as we watch them.
  8. *thinks* So, is this "Avengers Infinity War"????
  9. I'm SURE I've heard some or all of these. That last quote doesn't sound like Captain America. The one on height could be a Robert Downey Jr reference, but I doubt it is one. The wealth and privilege DOES sound like Tony Stark as well, especially as depicted by RD Jr.
  10. Hello. The short of it is that they way didn't "go" bad because vpw set it up "bad" behind the curtain, and just hid it from his audience. From the beginning, vpw knew to tell the public one thing from Scripture, and wait until he was in private to pervert its contents and say the opposite. (Like how God was OK with ORGIES.) lcm was a well-meaning, earnest student in college when he heard of vpw, which led eventually to lcm's life being destroyed. vpw KNEW he was conning us, so he knew who to tell WHAT. lcm thought vpw was really hearing from God, so he was sincere- which is why he got caught. vpw was the one who taught lcm that he was supposed to cheat on his wife- that he had to "loosen up" on the subject of marital fidelity, and that lust was a "need" and that, when he traveled, he needed to find women to "meet his needs" locally, and so on. lcm was carefully groomed to seek out sex outside his marriage, just as vpw carefully identified more vulnerable women and groomed them to be ok with extramarital sex. Nobody put a physical gun to lcm's heads or their heads, but there was YEARS of manipulation by vpw to set it all up. vpw started because HE was fine with cheating on his wife, so he set things up to make it easier to cheat on his wife. He taught lcm to imitate him, so he also taught him to cheat on his wife. So, yes, lcm was an a-hole, but he didn't start out that way. He was also one of vpw's victims, which is why he victimized others. So, yes, lcm and the women were adults, but it wasn't QUITE as simple as a firm "no" to a blunt request or offer of sexual relations. vpw set up locations, and doctrines, to make it all easy- places to contrive comfort and privacy, doctrines to make it OK with God and to put himself above questioning. etc. I'm sure a few women wanted the attention of the star- vpw WANTED more of those women in twi- but the majority were COERCED into things, some of them by being drugged unconscious. If all of this helped you see that it was possible to cheat on a marriage, and for you to decide NEVER to do it, then good for you, that's a good conclusion to draw, and to be commended, IMHO. Please save a little compassion for the women who just wanted a class on the Bible and ended up told that they needed to please God by just going along with this leader and letting him do sexual things to her.
  11. I'm sure there were better ways to spend your time, so I don't disagree. I hope you consider that lives aren't always efficient, and that NOBODY has a life with NO regrets. If you'd lived that way, you'd have been a different person, and perhaps part of what makes you who you are (in a good way) might be missing if you'd lived differently. That doesn't change the reality, but hopefully you'll conclude it was not ALL a waste of time. Me, I've found I learned a lot about compassion after getting hurt and needing compassion. I didn't like learning it that way, but.....
  12. John Travolta Pulp Fiction Samuel L. Jackson
  13. Since the title was not a name, I'm not going with "Sabrina." Another rom-com with Ford? Um, was this "Working Girl", with Melanie Griffith in the title role?
  14. Rachel Weisz Constantine Keanu Reeves
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