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2 hours ago, Flysmallie said:

It's a television show. It's a movie. It's not supposed to be real life. It's make believe for enjoyment. If you don't enjoy things that can't really happen you will hate The Peanut Butter Falcon. 

My youngest did TV commercials for 10 years or so and I already had escapism problems and that only made them worse.  Being on the set with her only enforced my skepticism.  I just see fake stuff I can't buy into.  I go to the Starwars Movies for my wife and I've slept through every Star trek episode from every series.:D

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I gotta get this off my chest. I guess here is as good a place as any :D

Spent almost 3 hours this weekend watching 'No One Saw a Thing'. Anybody see this or remember the story of Ken Rex McElroy -- the town bully and general a-hole of Skidmore, MO who was killed in broad daylight in front of dozens of witnesses but no one was ever prosecuted? I think it's a fascinating story, so when I heard a new documentary was coming out I recorded all six parts. Watched it late into the night Friday and finished it up Saturday morning. 

Man, talk about stretching 1 hour worth of information into 3 hours. They looped in three other stories that were not related too -- a man murdering his wife, a missing kid, and the horrific story of the woman whose unborn baby was cut from her gut (remember that one?). All sad stories, but they spent a ton of time speculating that these things are related; that there was some kind of curse on the town, that the town economy collapsed due to these things, etc. Speculation, hyperbole and fluff. Repetitive reenactment scenes.  Interviews with local nut cases that didn't know squat. Blech.

And the worst part? That I was a big enough sucker that I watched it all the way though. 

Thanks for listening. :D 

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39 minutes ago, ness said:

I gotta get this off my chest. I guess here is as good a place as any :D

Spent almost 3 hours this weekend watching 'No One Saw a Thing'. Anybody see this or remember the story of Ken Rex McElroy -- the town bully and general a-hole of Skidmore, MO who was killed in broad daylight in front of dozens of witnesses but no one was ever prosecuted? I think it's a fascinating story, so when I heard a new documentary was coming out I recorded all six parts. Watched it late into the night Friday and finished it up Saturday morning. 

Man, talk about stretching 1 hour worth of information into 3 hours. They looped in three other stories that were not related too -- a man murdering his wife, a missing kid, and the horrific story of the woman whose unborn baby was cut from her gut (remember that one?). All sad stories, but they spent a ton of time speculating that these things are related; that there was some kind of curse on the town, that the town economy collapsed due to these things, etc. Speculation, hyperbole and fluff. Repetitive reenactment scenes.  Interviews with local nut cases that didn't know squat. Blech.

And the worst part? That I was a big enough sucker that I watched it all the way though. 

Thanks for listening. :D 

I remember the story.  Great story for a documentary.

Do what I do.  I just walk away.  I walked away form "The Mule" with 25 minutes left.  Same deal as yours.  It's an 80 minute movie that dragged out to almost two hours.  I could not care less what happened to him after one hour.  Still don't know the ending today.  But...………...I have escapism issues so I didn't buy into it from the start.:)

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16 minutes ago, snagged in outlet 3 said:

I remember the story.  Great story for a documentary.

Do what I do.  I just walk away.  I walked away form "The Mule" with 25 minutes left.  Same deal as yours.  It's an 80 minute movie that dragged out to almost two hours.  I could not care less what happened to him after one hour.  Still don't know the ending today.  But...………...I have escapism issues so I didn't buy into it from the start.:)

It ended exactly the way you thought it would.  Was a decent movie, but yes spread out of more than it should have.  Oak island,  I left it a few years ago,  and from what I understand,  it still is in the same shape.  

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1 hour ago, ness said:

I gotta get this off my chest. I guess here is as good a place as any :D

Spent almost 3 hours this weekend watching 'No One Saw a Thing'. Anybody see this or remember the story of Ken Rex McElroy -- the town bully and general a-hole of Skidmore, MO who was killed in broad daylight in front of dozens of witnesses but no one was ever prosecuted? I think it's a fascinating story, so when I heard a new documentary was coming out I recorded all six parts. Watched it late into the night Friday and finished it up Saturday morning. 

Man, talk about stretching 1 hour worth of information into 3 hours. They looped in three other stories that were not related too -- a man murdering his wife, a missing kid, and the horrific story of the woman whose unborn baby was cut from her gut (remember that one?). All sad stories, but they spent a ton of time speculating that these things are related; that there was some kind of curse on the town, that the town economy collapsed due to these things, etc. Speculation, hyperbole and fluff. Repetitive reenactment scenes.  Interviews with local nut cases that didn't know squat. Blech.

And the worst part? That I was a big enough sucker that I watched it all the way though. 

Thanks for listening. :D 

I read a book about it several years ago and found it interesting. I'll steer clear of this though. I don't know why they feel the urge to make these things longer than they need to be. 

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52 minutes ago, Flysmallie said:

I read a book about it several years ago and found it interesting. I'll steer clear of this though. I don't know why they feel the urge to make these things longer than they need to be. 

The book was pretty good—if we’re talking about the same one. 

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1 hour ago, snagged in outlet 3 said:

Speaking of which.  How about "The Curse of Oak Island"?  They could have excavated North Dakota by now.:D

I gave it about 15 minutes. 😄

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