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Post by Ben » August 10th, 2022, 10:51 pm

Good for you liking Xanadu. Really. I’m glad it pleases someone. But it’s no SITR!

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Post by Daniel » August 11th, 2022, 3:04 pm

I also like Xanadu, but I don't view it with rose-tinted glasses and have called it bad in the past.

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Post by Dacey » August 11th, 2022, 3:31 pm

"Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift--that is why it's called the present."

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Post by Ben » August 11th, 2022, 3:34 pm

Please…stop the music!! ;)

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Post by Daniel » August 11th, 2022, 4:29 pm

Too funny. Like how Roger breaks in and out of character. :lol:

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Post by Daniel » September 8th, 2022, 2:10 pm

Britain's longest reigning monarch Her Royal Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has passed. End of an era.

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Post by Randall » September 8th, 2022, 2:35 pm

We knew it was coming, but it's still so weird. She's been monarch (and MY queen, too, as a citizen of Canada) obviously for my whole life. She did a great job, always the epitome of grace and proper-ness.

I actually performed for her in 1986, when my high school band was selected to play at a dedication ceremony here in town. It was October, and unusually cold for that time of year (well below freezing), but of course it was an honour.

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Post by Daniel » September 8th, 2022, 3:40 pm

Cool story!

So going by my math, she reigned for 45% of Canada's History.

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Post by Daniel » September 10th, 2022, 11:50 pm

A British icon with his own touching goodbye to The Queen:
Paddington wrote:Thank you Ma’am, for everything.
The same words he said at the end of their time together in that video for her Platinum Jubilee celebration. Too sweet.

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Post by Daniel » October 4th, 2022, 1:06 pm

Country music legend Loretta Lynn has died at the age of 90. Sad news. Love Coal Miner's Daughter, the film and the song. So many timeless classics. Definitely a loss.

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Post by Daniel » October 11th, 2022, 4:59 pm

Dame Angela Lansbury has passed away at age 96, 5 days short of her 97th birthday. A witch, a tea pot, a sleuth, tales as old as time. :cry:

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Post by Ben » October 11th, 2022, 6:32 pm

Very, very sad here. A great age, and obviously not unexpected, but one of those flames that one doesn’t feel will ever be extinguished. She was a lot more than a lot of outlets are mentioning, too: why is no-one remembering Mrs Lovett!?

RIP Miss Price, among many, many other memorable roles. You always lit up the stage or screen, no matter how big or small.

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Post by Daniel » October 11th, 2022, 7:38 pm

Among her hundreds of roles were turns in holidays classics, such as The First Christmas: The Story of the First Christmas Snow, The Gift of Love: A Christmas Story, Mrs. Santa Claus and Buttons. Many of which are Christmas staples for me.

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Post by Ben » October 12th, 2022, 3:08 am

Ironic, too, that we just have a new Mrs Harris Goes To Paris in cinemas here, which of course she already also played (as Mrs 'Arris, naturally) twenty years ago! Although not really a Christmas title, it still has that same kind of warmth, as so many of her later roles do.

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Post by Daniel » October 12th, 2022, 2:57 pm

If you think about it, this has been a sad year for the Disney Renaissance. First Gilbert Gottfried, then Pat Carroll and now Angela Lansbury. What's eerie is they are separated by two months! (April/July/October)

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