"Don't Look Up" on Netflix

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Lynn McGuire

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Dec 26, 2021, 7:38:27 PM12/26/21
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I just watched the new movie "Don't Look Up" on Netflix. With Meryl
Streep, Jennifer Lawrence, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, etc. The
movie is the theater of the absurd. Two astronomers find out that a
comet is going to hit the Earth in seven month and people spend the
entire seven months arguing about whether the comet is real or not.
Just the opposite of the "Deep Impact" movie".
https://www.netflix.com/title/81252357

Warning: the ending is NC-17 (full frontal nudity).

Lynn

danny burstein

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Dec 26, 2021, 7:45:56 PM12/26/21
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Is that supposed to be a warning or a sales point?

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Ninapenda Jibini

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Dec 26, 2021, 7:52:14 PM12/26/21
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Lynn McGuire <lynnmc...@gmail.com> wrote in
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Nudity only gets you an R rating, even full frontal nudity. (And that
is, in fact, that rating the MPAA gave it, according to IMDB.)

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Terry Austin

Proof that Alan Baker is a liar and a fool, and even stupider than
Lynn:
https://www.cbp.gov/newsroom/stats/sw-border-migration


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Lynn McGuire

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Dec 26, 2021, 8:20:52 PM12/26/21
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On 12/26/2021 6:45 PM, danny burstein wrote:
> In <sqb1u1$cb$1...@dont-email.me> Lynn McGuire <lynnmc...@gmail.com> writes:
>
>> I just watched the new movie "Don't Look Up" on Netflix. With Meryl
>> Streep, Jennifer Lawrence, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, etc. The
>> movie is the theater of the absurd. Two astronomers find out that a
>> comet is going to hit the Earth in seven month and people spend the
>> entire seven months arguing about whether the comet is real or not.
>> Just the opposite of the "Deep Impact" movie".
>> https://www.netflix.com/title/81252357
>
>> Warning: the ending is NC-17 (full frontal nudity).
>
> Is that supposed to be a warning or a sales point?

Warning: it is a bunch of 60+ year olds including Meryl Streep (probably
her body double).

Lynn

Lynn McGuire

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Dec 26, 2021, 8:21:56 PM12/26/21
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On 12/26/2021 6:52 PM, Ninapenda Jibini wrote:
> Lynn McGuire <lynnmc...@gmail.com> wrote in
> news:sqb1u1$cb$1...@dont-email.me:
>
>> I just watched the new movie "Don't Look Up" on Netflix. With
>> Meryl Streep, Jennifer Lawrence, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill,
>> etc. The movie is the theater of the absurd. Two astronomers
>> find out that a comet is going to hit the Earth in seven month
>> and people spend the entire seven months arguing about whether
>> the comet is real or not. Just the opposite of the "Deep Impact"
>> movie".
>> https://www.netflix.com/title/81252357
>>
>> Warning: the ending is NC-17 (full frontal nudity).
>>
> Nudity only gets you an R rating, even full frontal nudity. (And that
> is, in fact, that rating the MPAA gave it, according to IMDB.)

Really ? I thought that full frontal was a NC-17.

Lynn

Dorothy J Heydt

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Dec 26, 2021, 8:50:08 PM12/26/21
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In article <sqb4di$c2v$1...@dont-email.me>,
/google

DiCaprio's only 47. And still looks like a five-month fetus,
even when wearing a beard.

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Dorothy J Heydt

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Dec 26, 2021, 8:50:08 PM12/26/21
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In article <sqb2c3$p8h$1...@reader1.panix.com>,
danny burstein <dan...@panix.com> wrote:
>In <sqb1u1$cb$1...@dont-email.me> Lynn McGuire <lynnmc...@gmail.com> writes:
>
>>I just watched the new movie "Don't Look Up" on Netflix. With Meryl
>>Streep, Jennifer Lawrence, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, etc. The
>>movie is the theater of the absurd. Two astronomers find out that a
>>comet is going to hit the Earth in seven month and people spend the
>>entire seven months arguing about whether the comet is real or not.
>>Just the opposite of the "Deep Impact" movie".
>> https://www.netflix.com/title/81252357
>
>>Warning: the ending is NC-17 (full frontal nudity).
>
>Is that supposed to be a warning or a sales point?
>
For me, it's a warning; thanks, Lynn.

(Not to mention that it sounds like a stupid plot.)

Ninapenda Jibini

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Dec 26, 2021, 9:54:03 PM12/26/21
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Lynn McGuire <lynnmc...@gmail.com> wrote in
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Not by itself, and in fact, not required for NC-17. It is enitrely
possible to get an NC-17 rating with no nudity at all. Mostly, it's
about a sexual *context*, but some forms of extreme violence will
get that rating, too.

From the MPAA's "CLASSIFICATION AND RATING RULES" booklet:

"An NC-17 rated motion picture is one that, in the view of the
Rating Board, most parents would consider patently too adult for
their children 17 and under. No children will be admitted. NC-17
does not mean "obscene" or "pornographic" in the common or legal
meaning of those words, and should not be construed as a negative
judgment in any sense. The rating simply signals that the content
is appropriate only for an adult audience. An NC-17 rating can be
based on violence, sex, aberrational behavior, drug abuse or any
other element that most parents would consider too strong and
therefore off-limits for viewing by their children,"

(And, of course, the politics of Hollywood. The same film submitted
by a big studio might get an R, but submitted as an indie might be
NC-17. It's been done.)

Ninapenda Jibini

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Dec 26, 2021, 9:55:19 PM12/26/21
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djh...@kithrup.com (Dorothy J Heydt) wrote in
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> In article <sqb2c3$p8h$1...@reader1.panix.com>,
> danny burstein <dan...@panix.com> wrote:
>>In <sqb1u1$cb$1...@dont-email.me> Lynn McGuire
>><lynnmc...@gmail.com> writes:
>>
>>>I just watched the new movie "Don't Look Up" on Netflix. With
>>>Meryl Streep, Jennifer Lawrence, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill,
>>>etc. The movie is the theater of the absurd. Two astronomers
>>>find out that a comet is going to hit the Earth in seven month
>>>and people spend the entire seven months arguing about whether
>>>the comet is real or not. Just the opposite of the "Deep
>>>Impact" movie".
>>> https://www.netflix.com/title/81252357
>>
>>>Warning: the ending is NC-17 (full frontal nudity).
>>
>>Is that supposed to be a warning or a sales point?
>>
> For me, it's a warning; thanks, Lynn.
>
> (Not to mention that it sounds like a stupid plot.)
>
It sounds like it's Hollywood's idea of social commentary on the
pandemic, anti-vaccine idiocy, and climate change in general.

Like all things Hollywood does, it's done poorly, and stupidly.

J. Clarke

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Dec 27, 2021, 4:32:17 AM12/27/21
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On balance I enjoyed it. Lot of political charicatures. But I can
see it going down that way.

Bice

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Dec 27, 2021, 11:18:27 AM12/27/21
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On Mon, 27 Dec 2021 01:39:18 GMT, djh...@kithrup.com (Dorothy J
Heydt) wrote:

>>In <sqb1u1$cb$1...@dont-email.me> Lynn McGuire <lynnmc...@gmail.com> writes:
>>
>>>Two astronomers find out that a
>>>comet is going to hit the Earth in seven month and people spend the
>>>entire seven months arguing about whether the comet is real or not.
>
>(Not to mention that it sounds like a stupid plot.)

My daughter and I watched the movie Christmas night.

It's not so much about the comet as it is a commentary on how people
would rather believe social media, lying politicians and billionaire
businessmen who support their pre-conceived notions than listen to
scientists telling them that there's a great danger they need to do
something about.

I liked the movie. Good dark comedy, kind of reminded me of something
Stanley Kubrick might make if he was still around.

-- Bob

Lynn McGuire

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Dec 27, 2021, 3:17:41 PM12/27/21
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On 12/26/2021 8:55 PM, Ninapenda Jibini wrote:
> djh...@kithrup.com (Dorothy J Heydt) wrote in
> news:r4r39...@kithrup.com:
>
>> In article <sqb2c3$p8h$1...@reader1.panix.com>,
>> danny burstein <dan...@panix.com> wrote:
>>> In <sqb1u1$cb$1...@dont-email.me> Lynn McGuire
>>> <lynnmc...@gmail.com> writes:
>>>
>>>> I just watched the new movie "Don't Look Up" on Netflix. With
>>>> Meryl Streep, Jennifer Lawrence, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill,
>>>> etc. The movie is the theater of the absurd. Two astronomers
>>>> find out that a comet is going to hit the Earth in seven month
>>>> and people spend the entire seven months arguing about whether
>>>> the comet is real or not. Just the opposite of the "Deep
>>>> Impact" movie".
>>>> https://www.netflix.com/title/81252357
>>>
>>>> Warning: the ending is NC-17 (full frontal nudity).
>>>
>>> Is that supposed to be a warning or a sales point?
>>>
>> For me, it's a warning; thanks, Lynn.
>>
>> (Not to mention that it sounds like a stupid plot.)
>>
> It sounds like it's Hollywood's idea of social commentary on the
> pandemic, anti-vaccine idiocy, and climate change in general.
>
> Like all things Hollywood does, it's done poorly, and stupidly.

It is a farce. Who would walk out into a new planet naked and unarmed ?

Lynn

Jibini Kula Tumbili Kujisalimisha

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Dec 27, 2021, 5:15:46 PM12/27/21
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Lynn McGuire <lynnmc...@gmail.com> wrote in
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Why would they hesitate to do so? The Script Writers are With Them,
and there's no more powerful force known to man.

As I said, stupidly.

--
Terry Austin

Proof that Alan Baker is a liar and a fool, and even stupider than
Lynn:
https://www.cbp.gov/newsroom/stats/sw-border-migration
(May 2019 total for people arrested for entering the United States
illegally is over 132,000 for just the southwest border.)

Vacation photos from Iceland:
https://plus.google.com/u/0/collection/QaXQkB

J. Clarke

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Dec 27, 2021, 5:58:41 PM12/27/21
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Professional do-gooders?
>
>Lynn

The Starmaker

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Dec 29, 2021, 2:57:24 PM12/29/21
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You mean...don't look down.

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to think the unthinkable, mention the unmentionable, say the unsayable,
and challenge
the unchallengeable.

Lynn McGuire

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Otto J. Makela

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Jan 3, 2022, 6:03:20 AMJan 3
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Lynn McGuire <lynnmc...@gmail.com> wrote:

> The movie is the theater of the absurd. Two astronomers find out that
> a comet is going to hit the Earth in seven month and people spend the
> entire seven months arguing about whether the comet is real or not.

Considering how the COVID-19 situation is currently going,
this unfortunately seems like a very realistic approach.

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