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by wilson08
Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 3760
Views: 1068370

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

The Wife A writer is notified that he has won the Nobel Prize for literature. In truth, his wife was the ghost writer behind the scenes that gave his books success. How things developed this way unfolds in an intriguing way with carefully crafted flashbacks. Stellar performances by Jonathan Pryce a...
by wilson08
Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Warren Buffett Books
Replies: 45
Views: 5286

Re: Warren Buffett Books

I enjoyed these two books about Warren Buffet:

Of Permanent Value by Andrew Kilpatrick

Warren Buffet Speaks
Wit and Wisdom from the
World's Greatest Investor
by Janet Lowe
by wilson08
Thu Sep 27, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 3760
Views: 1068370

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

The Children Act A British judge(played by Emma Thompson) is consumed by her job consisting oftentimes of heartrending cases involving personal and family matters. This career preoccupation places her marriage in jeopardy. She finds some brief respite through her music and is an excellent pianist. ...
by wilson08
Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 3760
Views: 1068370

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Eighth Grade This film portrays the archetypal awkwardness of a 13 year old girl navigating through life during the end her 8th grade year. Her fellow male and female peers fall into the same bumbling throes. You really feel for the young heroine who maneuvers the thorny, delicate world of an 8th g...
by wilson08
Wed Aug 22, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 3760
Views: 1068370

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Who We Are Now Well crafted and penetrating story of a woman seeking custody of her son after she has been released from prison. This puts her at odds with her sister and brother-in-law who are the legal guardians. Her plight leads her to interact with an idealistic (but inexperienced) young lawyer...
by wilson08
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 3760
Views: 1068370

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

A Kid Like Jake In New York City the applications for quality private schools far exceed the available allotments for young children and parents pull all available strings in this hypercompetitive quest to secure a spot. A 30ish Brooklyn couple are sometimes in harmony and sometimes at odds about w...
by wilson08
Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 3760
Views: 1068370

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Ava This film highlights the trials and tribulations of a teenage girl growing up in modern Iran. Ultra-strict schools and social systems almost force the female students to find ways to circumvent the suffocation of this environment. The ending is ambiguous and a particular scene where the main ch...
by wilson08
Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 3760
Views: 1068370

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

I, Daniel Blake A skilled carpenter in the UK is recovering from a heart attack but on the surface appears to be relatively healthy and mobile. He is told by his doctor not to return to work for a while but a government assessment deems he is able to work and requires him to seek employment. He goe...
by wilson08
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Anyone with a paid off house drop homeowners insurance
Replies: 79
Views: 6330

Re: Anyone with a paid off house drop homeowners insurance

I would cheerfully write the $700 check each year for the peace
of mind it would give me. That is not a bad rate for a $240,000
home.
by wilson08
Sun Jun 03, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 3760
Views: 1068370

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

The Siege of Jadotville A group of untested Irish peacekeepers are "hung out to dry" in the Congo during a volatile period in the early 1960s. All the various players (UN backed government, rebels, and French and Belgian mercenaries) are vying to protect their particular interests and the peacekeep...
by wilson08
Tue May 15, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 3760
Views: 1068370

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

The Leisure Seeker An elderly couple embark (unannounced) on a journey from Massachusetts to Key West in a vintage RV, much to the dismay of their grown children who get check-in calls occasionally from the parents but have no idea where they are. The man (Donald Sutherland) has Alzheimer's and the...
by wilson08
Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 3760
Views: 1068370

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

The Good Catholic An affable, dedicated young priest goes through his daily routine but you get the sense there is some restlessness and unfulfillment deep within. Unexpectedly, a savvy, street smart woman enters into his life and complexity sets in. The antics of John McGinley, who plays a Francis...
by wilson08
Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 3760
Views: 1068370

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Personal Shopper A highly focused personal shopper cruises around Paris on her motorcycle taking care of the shopping needs of her wealthy celebrity employer. She is constantly texting and spending more time with her phone than with any human being. The personal shopper, Maureen(played by Kristen S...
by wilson08
Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 3760
Views: 1068370

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Personal Shopper A highly focused personal shopper cruises around Paris on her motorcycle taking care of the shopping needs of her wealthy celebrity employer. She is constantly texting and spending more time with her phone than with any human being. The personal shopper, Maureen(played by Kristen S...
by wilson08
Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 3760
Views: 1068370

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

45 Years A post-retirement couple are approaching a celebration for their 45th wedding anniversary. The husband receives startling news that the body of a woman he had known (and loved) 50 years earlier had been found. She had fallen down a crevice and disappeared on a mountain climbing excursion i...
by wilson08
Wed Feb 28, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 3760
Views: 1068370

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

I, Tonya A version of Tonya Harding's life that at times comes across as a parody. According to the movie her life was filled with crude, violent, vulgar, and manipulative people. Her mother is portrayed in an extremely negative light. In the midst of such an unloving and crass environment, Tonya f...
by wilson08
Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 3760
Views: 1068370

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

The Breadwinner An exceptional animated film set in Afghanistan, just before the American attacks against the Taliban in 2001. After her father is imprisoned by the Taliban, a strong willed young girl disguises herself as a boy to help support her mother and two siblings. Juxtaposed are stories fro...
by wilson08
Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 3760
Views: 1068370

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Darkest Hour The movie is focused on a critical one month period(May 1940) of British history, probably the most decisive time for England since 1066. England was totally alone and the German war machine appeared to be unstoppable. There was a temptation, by some at the time, to consider "peace neg...
by wilson08
Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 3760
Views: 1068370

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Attack Of The 50ft. Woman. Found this old horror movie on an obscure cable station. Last seen it on Chiller Theater as a kid. Lessonfrom it...don"t get your wife angry.LOL. Those Grade B 1950s movies have a certain charm to them. When I saw the giant clothe/paper mache hand reaching to grab the err...
by wilson08
Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 3760
Views: 1068370

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

A Quiet Passion An engaging portrait of poet Emily Dickinson. In mid-19th century New England, Emily Dickinson, keenly aware of her homely appearance and limited opportunities, is content living with her parents and writing poetry to find solace. The movie does not focus so much on her poetry as it...
by wilson08
Mon Jan 01, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: [What TV Show Have You Recently Watched?]
Replies: 870
Views: 94887

Re: Netflix, Your Current Favorite Show

Love The Crown. I do not overdose on it by watching a
whole season in a few days but maybe one or two a week
so I can savor this great series.
by wilson08
Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:34 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 3760
Views: 1068370

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Victoria and Abdul Excellent film at every level with Judy Dench playing the lead role of Queen Victoria. Abdul Karim from India finds favor with Queen Victoria near the end of her reign and the two form a friendship much to the dismay of the Queen's family and inner circle. Another superb movie in...
by wilson08
Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:30 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 3760
Views: 1068370

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Goodbye Christopher Robin This could be called the dark side of Winnie the Pooh, not that the iconic characters which children, including my own, have loved and enjoyed growing up have a dark side, but rather the circumstances surrounding the creation of these characters. After World War I writer A...
by wilson08
Thu Nov 30, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 3760
Views: 1068370

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Columbus (2017) Not Christopher, not Columbus, Ohio or Columbus, Georgia but Columbus, Indiana---a mid-size American city resplendent with modernist architecture much in the mid twentieth century cubist, minimalist, sharp edge style. A man from Korea, estranged from his father, comes to Columbus af...
by wilson08
Tue Nov 14, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 3760
Views: 1068370

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

April Love Sometimes a squeaky clean, non-complicated, feel good movie with no profanity, nice scenery, and familiar actors (in their younger days) is what the doctor ordered. Such was the case with a recent viewing of April Love (1957) with Pat Boone, Shirley Jones, Delores Michaels, and some high...
by wilson08
Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 3344
Views: 1004361

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

Starting Over by Robin Pilcher

A family in Scotland has a farm stretching back generations but a
debt burden and an offer to turn part of the land into a modern
golf course call for some difficult decisions.
by wilson08
Tue Oct 24, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 3760
Views: 1068370

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

The Zookeeper's Wife A husband and wife run a zoo in 1939 Warsaw, Poland. Their love of animals goes beyond displaying them to the public for profit but the German invasion of September 1, 1939 changes everything. The zoo is damaged and taken over by Hitler's Chief Zoologist who has an agenda of hi...
by wilson08
Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 3760
Views: 1068370

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Marie Curie (2017) The premise of this movie, about the renowned scientist Marie Curie, could be roughly divided into thirds: one third about her work and accomplishments in chemistry and physics with husband Pierre and continued after his death, one third about roadblocks and difficulty facing wom...
by wilson08
Fri Oct 06, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 3344
Views: 1004361

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

The Maine Woods by Henry David Thoreau Thoreau made three excursions to the Maine wilderness between 1846 and 1857. He does have his philosophical observations as in Walden but more prevalent are his descriptive observations of his of his surroundings, arduous travelling, and continual flora/fauna ...
by wilson08
Tue Sep 26, 2017 9:57 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 3760
Views: 1068370

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Menashe A widower in the Hasidic community(subgroup of ultra orthodox Judaism) of Brooklyn struggles to raise his son. By Hasidic custom he cannot raise his son unless he remarries. The son is shuffled between his father's home and the home of his deceased mother's family while a resolution of this...
by wilson08
Sat Sep 16, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Non-fiction bucket list
Replies: 116
Views: 13503

Re: Non-fiction bucket list

The Holy Bible
Walden by Henry David Thoreau
Simplify Your Life by Elaine St. James
A Complaint Free World by Will Bowen
by wilson08
Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 3344
Views: 1004361

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

The Man Who Owned New York
by John Jay Osborn, Jr.

A junior partner in a prestigious New York law firm
is on the trail of missing millions while trying to
settle an estate. Intriguing look at the inner workings
of a New York Law office.
By the author of The Paper Chase.
by wilson08
Tue Sep 12, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 3760
Views: 1068370

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Maudie Maud, a physically challenged woman with few prospects, becomes a housekeeper for a rough, ill-tempered fish peddler and handyman in a one room shack in Nova Scotia. Initially she is mistreated but finds painting (in the folk art style) gives her joy in an otherwise dismal life. Over time th...
by wilson08
Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:45 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Name something you had to have and now you regret purchasing it?
Replies: 387
Views: 46516

Re: Name something you had to have and now you regret purchasing it?

CB Radio
Peach Colored Suit
Membership in AARP
by wilson08
Tue Sep 05, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: [Are the Bogleheads] getting less interesting?
Replies: 255
Views: 23575

Re: [Are the Bogleheads] getting less interesting?

To answer the original question:
No!
The forum is getting better as time goes on.
by wilson08
Sat Sep 02, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 3344
Views: 1004361

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

I just read in one sitting Ethan Frome. I noticed today that it was listed twice in the thread ... Books not to read . The main character is a depressed person and novel has a depressing ending. We recently visited The Mount.. the home built by the author Edith Wharton and previously I had only rea...
by wilson08
Mon Aug 21, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 3760
Views: 1068370

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Norman Richard Gere plays the part of Norman Oppenheimer, a sometimes likable, but often annoying hustler who incessantly tries to make connections and deals yet continually overestimates his influence. He has a passion to give people what they need but often cannot deliver. Always with cell phone ...
by wilson08
Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:34 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 3760
Views: 1068370

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

A Ghost Story Quirky, off-beat, and fascinating. A ghost observes the present, the future, then goes back to the distant past and to the present again. Do not try to figure out everything, you will get the gist, just enjoy the journey. Slow at the beginning the story evolves and draws you in. No sp...
by wilson08
Mon Aug 07, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 3344
Views: 1004361

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

The House at Riverton by Kate Morton Excellent novel set in England during the time frame of 1914 - 1924. A woman in her late nineties, circa 1990s, recounts her life (beginning at age 14) as a servant in an aristocratic household and provides a portrait of the family and the servants and the disti...
by wilson08
Sun Jul 30, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 3344
Views: 1004361

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

Two books I tried but could not get through: The Children by Edith Wharton I am an admirer of the works of Edith Wharton and enjoyed Age of Innocence , House of Mirth , Edith Frome , and The Buccaneers, but this book was a no-go for me. Story is about a bachelor who runs into a band of children and ...
by wilson08
Fri Jul 28, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 3760
Views: 1068370

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Chuck This movie is based on a true story. Boxer Chuck Wepner had opportunities to get in the ring with some high profile fighters, his biggest claim to fame was staying in the ring through(but not finishing) the 15th round with Mohammed Ali in 1975. Even though he took a pounding and lost the figh...
by wilson08
Sat Jul 15, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 3344
Views: 1004361

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

Portrait of a Marriage by Pearl S. Buck An aspiring young artist from a wealthy New York family is on a sketching tour of rural Pennsylvania looking for inspiration and suitable landscapes to paint. He meets a charming farm girl and two totally dissimilar people begin a lifetime together that is be...
by wilson08
Sun Jul 09, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 3760
Views: 1068370

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

A Trip to Italy In the 2010 movie The Trip , Steve and Rob(real names used: Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon) take a trip together across the UK with the purpose of dining at renowned restaurants for a review. It was a nice movie but the sequel, A Trip to Italy , came up short, very short. Not much of a...
by wilson08
Thu Jul 06, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 3760
Views: 1068370

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Their Finest In the days after Dunkirk London is bombed relentlessly and the spirit of the British people is at a low ebb. The film division of the Ministry of Information endeavors to encourage and inspire the public with some rousing and patriotic films. A young female screen writer, who is new t...
by wilson08
Tue Jun 06, 2017 11:05 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 3760
Views: 1068370

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

The Salesman A man comes home and discovers his wife has been attacked by an intruder. Although she is not seriously injured the husband is determined to find the perpetrator. As a curious backdrop the husband and wife are involved in the rehearsal and production of Death of a Salesman in which the...
by wilson08
Fri Jun 02, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 3760
Views: 1068370

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

The Intern A young female entrepreneur(Anne Hathaway) is overwhelmed by the fast-paced success of her internet based fashion business when in steps a 70-year-old retired businessman(Robert De Niro) to add a little diversity to the business. He becomes an invaluable counselor and savvy business guy ...
by wilson08
Wed May 17, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 3760
Views: 1068370

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Song of the Sea - animated movie, same people who did The Secret of Kells . Enjoyable with a great soundtrack mostly by Bruno Coulais who created the amazing Coraline soundtrack. If you like Miyazaki movies, you'll notice bits of inspiration from his films in this one. I also enjoyed this movie
by wilson08
Tue May 16, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 3760
Views: 1068370

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Julieta After the death of her husband at sea Julieta raises her daughter alone. The daughter decides to disappear when she becomes of age much to her mother's dismay and bewilderment. The mother looks back and begins a journal starting at her daughter's birth trying to piece the puzzle together. E...
by wilson08
Wed Apr 26, 2017 8:43 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 3760
Views: 1068370

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

The Sense of an Ending

A British man pushing 70 revisits the 1960s and a long ago
love after someone bequeaths him a diary in their will.
Jim Broadbent is excellent in the lead. Nice film.
8/10
by wilson08
Sun Apr 16, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Why would anyone want to buy bond funds?
Replies: 92
Views: 11726

Re: Why would anyone want to buy bond funds?

When I first started investing in the 1990s I asked the same
question "why would anyone want bond funds ?"----- after
going through 2000-2002 and especially 2008 I had my answer.