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Patti Smith β€’ 14996 implied HN points β€’ 26 Jan 24
  1. Patti Smith and Lenny Kaye enjoyed a day together in the city, reminiscing about past performances and exploring the neighborhood.
  2. They watched the movie Poor Things in an old-fashioned theater, appreciating the cinematography and performances.
  3. Their friendship spans over half a century, highlighting the value of long-lasting friendships.
Common Sense with Bari Weiss β€’ 1507 implied HN points β€’ 10 Mar 24
  1. The Oscars ceremony might not be highly anticipated, but the lineup of movies competing for Best Picture is impressive.
  2. The movie 'American Fiction' provides a satirical take on identity politics in the context of a black writer's success with writing cliched storylines.
  3. In 'Oppenheimer,' director Christopher Nolan uses a unique structure to showcase the creation of the atomic bomb and the interplay of fusion and fission processes.
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Archedelia β€’ 2122 implied HN points β€’ 18 Jan 24
  1. The novel 'A Gentleman in Moscow' explores the life of a Russian aristocrat under house arrest in a hotel after the Bolshevik revolution.
  2. The movie 'Godzilla Minus One' depicts the story of a kamikaze pilot choosing to live and love after rejecting his mission during WWII.
  3. Both the novel and the movie explore themes of moral choices and grace in challenging historical contexts.
Read Max β€’ 1539 implied HN points β€’ 12 Jan 24
  1. The idea of a 'Godzilla' of 9/11 movies is explored through a taxonomy of movie categories
  2. Movies specifically about 9/11 or its aftermath may not necessarily capture the essence of a 'Godzilla' 9/11 movie
  3. Movies about the Global War on Terror may offer better candidates for 'Godzilla' 9/11 movies
Read Max β€’ 996 implied HN points β€’ 26 Jan 24
  1. The categories of '9/11 movies' include literal 9/11 movies, alien invasion movies, superhero movies, and '90s movies that relate to 9/11.
  2. Movies like 'War of the Worlds' and 'Cloverfield' are strong candidates for representing the 9/11 experience through alien invasion stand-ins.
  3. Superhero movies, like those from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, have deeply incorporated themes related to 9/11 and its aftermath.
Brent and Michael are Going Places β€’ 1139 implied HN points β€’ 09 Jan 24
  1. Flying is actually very safe, with a low number of accidents and fatalities compared to road travel.
  2. Quick-thinking flight crews, improved plane materials, and calm passengers contribute to safe outcomes during plane mishaps.
  3. Recent events show that people can work together and remain calm in challenging situations, countering the belief that most people are negative.
Discourse Blog β€’ 727 implied HN points β€’ 25 Jan 24
  1. The Barbie movie received multiple nominations and wins, despite not being recognized by the Academy for certain categories.
  2. Fans and actors involved shared their disappointment over the Oscar snubs, highlighting the movie's success and cultural impact.
  3. The article questions whether the movie's existing achievements are enough or if recognition from the Academy is necessary.
Read Max β€’ 339 implied HN points β€’ 10 Mar 24
  1. A cool detective novel set in an alternate 20th century St. Louis with indigenous American culture dominating.
  2. An excellent documentary delving into one of the most baffling conspiracies of the 20th century.
  3. Bruce Hornsby ventures into Brazilian leftfield house music on a unique EP.
Men Yell at Me β€’ 490 implied HN points β€’ 14 Feb 24
  1. The Pygmalion myth, where a man creates an ideal woman to replace real ones, is a common theme in stories and movies.
  2. Society often portrays women as needing to fit a certain perfect image, leading to pressure to meet unrealistic standards.
  3. Despite societal pressures and expectations, women are pushing back, embracing their messy, rebellious, and authentic selves.
Marc Stein β€’ 511 implied HN points β€’ 07 Feb 24
  1. The author shares personal reflections on legendary actor Carl Weathers and his impact on their life.
  2. The article mentions the busy time leading up to the NBA trade deadline and briefly touches on the All-Star Weekend.
  3. Stats on NBA players scoring high points in games and the upcoming changes in draft format are highlighted.
Obvious Bicycle β€’ 657 implied HN points β€’ 30 Dec 23
  1. The post shares a list of the author's favorite things from 2023, including music, live events, essays, art & photography, movies, books, TV shows, and quotes.
  2. The author appreciates music as their favorite art form, sharing a ranked list of songs they discovered in 2023.
  3. The author also highlights their experiences of attending live events like cricket and football matches, a marathon, and a Taylor Swift concert, making these a memorable part of their year.
Read Max β€’ 747 implied HN points β€’ 08 Dec 23
  1. Media coverage decisions are driven by various factors like newsworthiness, commercial concerns, and career advancement.
  2. Authentic relationships between humans and bots in the future are uncertain but can be influenced by societal perceptions and control.
  3. Exploring lesser-known direct-to-video action movies and foreign films can provide new excitement for fans of the genre.
Read Max β€’ 339 implied HN points β€’ 11 Feb 24
  1. The author offers a roundup of articles and podcasts discussing recent layoffs and shutdowns in the news media business.
  2. A 1990s thriller from a lesser-known director is recommended as fantastic.
  3. There's praise for a compilation of reworked classic folk songs featured in the weekly roundup.
Philosophy for the People w/Ben Burgis β€’ 2156 implied HN points β€’ 30 Apr 23
  1. Many time-travel movies have confusing causation models, but it's fun to appreciate the ones that don't rely on paradoxes.
  2. Understanding the concept of time travel and causal loops can help in appreciating well-crafted time travel stories that make sense.
  3. Movies like 'Terminator' and 'Predestination' portray time travel in a consistent and logical manner, which can enhance the storytelling.
The Bottom Feeder β€’ 242 implied HN points β€’ 27 Feb 24
  1. Awards shows are fun, even if they're silly and trivial. It's enjoyable to argue about them and engage in the social experience of celebrating achievements.
  2. Awards fulfill various human needs like celebrating excellence, reflecting on the past year, and providing recommendations for the future.
  3. Creating a successful award show requires scale, respectability, and seriousness in a lighthearted way. Video game awards may struggle to find this balance.
Erifili β€’ 179 implied HN points β€’ 26 Feb 24
  1. The allure of romanticised stories has a real appeal to many, but it can sometimes lead us away from truly living in the present moment.
  2. The fear of the present stems from its fragility and imperfections, making us sometimes choose to lock beautiful experiences in a past moment.
  3. Balancing between living in the present and losing oneself in stories or fantasies can offer hope, a sense of control, and inspiration, each having its own merits and drawbacks.