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Old 05-16-2015, 01:16 AM
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Watched Mortdecai (2015)
2/5 (amazon 3/5, imdb 5.5/10, rotten tomatoes 13%/34%)
There are films with Johnny Depp, and this is one.
Rotten tomatoes consensus reads, "Aggressively strange and willfully unfunny, the misguided Mortdecai sounds a frightfully low note in Johnny Depp's post-Pirates filmography"
Staring: Johnny Depp, Gwyneth Paltrow, Paul Bettany, Ewan McGregor, Olivia Munn, Jeff Goldblum
I was looking forward to seeing Olivia Munn again, after enjoying her role as Sloan Sabbith on The Newsroom, but Johnny Depp, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ewan McGregor, Olivia Munn, and Jeff Goldblum were all dull in this. Olivia Munn is posed and moved in ways that don't flatter her figure as much as it should have been.
Paul Bettany's role as Jock Strapp (probably pun intended given the excessive number of testicular jokes in the film; although I only recall him being called Jock in the film which was appropriate to his character) was good. If any of Johnny Depp, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ewan McGregor, Olivia Munn, or Jeff Goldblum had pulled the story off well, Paul Bettany's role could have brought this film to the top. But they didn't, and he couldn't.
The jokes aren't that good, the plot isn't that good, but most should be able to sit through it.
This film's budget of $60,000,000 was spent unwisely, possibly on renting sets and a Rolls Royce car. Many many Lionsgate films are much better than this. At the end of its theatrical run, the film grossed $7.7 million in North America and $22.7 internationally. On February 7, 2014, Lionsgate announced that they had plans for a film series with the character.
The film is adapted from the book anthology Mortdecai. Mortdecai is a series of comic thriller novels written by English author Kyril Bonfiglioli. The book series deals with the picaresque adventures of a dissolute aristocratic art dealer named Charlie Mortdecai, accompanied on his adventures by his manservant Jock. The books consisted of Don't Point That Thing at Me, Something Nasty in the Woodshed, After You with a Pistol and The Great Moustache Mystery, published circa 1990s.

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Old 05-16-2015, 07:36 AM
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Watched Fools Rush In on netflix last night. A decent romantic comedy. One thumb up from me.
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Watched Mad Max (1979) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0079501/

How this thing gets great reviews I will never understand. I see that in the time it was released the expectations were different, but the distance between this movie in compelling story-telling is too far for me. Character development is effectively zero. Setting the scene for the story I guess was left to the trailer or something. The soundtrack is abominable. The acting is passable and the cinematography and editing are adequate. D+

Also watched Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1392190/

This was in the cinema - Atmos and digital 4K projection. Way too loud a presentation. Story telling and character development are present, though not great. Acting is a step up from the original as well. Cinematography and effects are very good - lots of eye-candy and dynamic imagery. Runs a little long at 120 minutes. C+ I'll see it again.
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Watched Blackhat (2015)
2.8/5 (amazon 2.8/5, imdb 5.4, rotten tomatoes 34%/25%, AVS Ralph Potts: 2.5/5)
This is the 2015 hacker movie.
Michael Mann directed it, so the gun fight scenes are pretty good.
The computer animation of how the virus spreads has some similarities to how circuits work I suppose, but its wrong enough to be ignored. Some of the computer hacker verbiage seemed ok.
The science surrounding the nuclear station is terrible.
A few plot holes and obvious goofs
What I saw seemed entertaining to me, but I was running around in the same room only watching about 70% of the time.

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Watched Godzilla (2014)

Nothing special here but the fights were pretty entertaining. I give it one thumb up which means I didn't hate it but probably would not ever revisit it...
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Paddington (2014)
3.5/5 (amazon 4.5/5 heavily squeued towards 5, imdb 7.3/10, Rotten Tomatoes 98%/83%, AVS Ralph Potts: 3.5/5)
Paddington Bear is a fictional character in children's literature. He first appeared on 13 October 1958 and has featured in more than twenty books written by Michael Bond and illustrated by Peggy Fortnum and other artists. The friendly bear from deepest, darkest Peru -- with his old hat, battered suitcase (complete with a secret compartment, enabling it to hold more items than it would at first appear), duffle coat and love of marmalade -- has become a classic character from English children's literature. Paddington books have been translated into 30 languages across 70 titles and sold more than 30 million copies worldwide. There was also a Paddington (1975 TV series), Paddington Bear (1989 TV series).
Paddington is an anthropomorphised bear. He is always polite -- addressing people as "Mr", "Mrs" and "Miss", rarely by first names -- and kind-hearted, though he inflicts hard stares on those who incur his disapproval. He has an endless capacity for innocently getting into trouble, but he is known to "try so hard to get things right." He was discovered in Paddington Station, London, by the (human) Brown family who adopted him, and thus he gives his full name as "Paddington Brown".
Don't you just hate it when they make a movie filled with child actors who can't see the film for a decade due to sex & nudity, violence & gore, profanity, alcohol & drugs & smoking, and frightening & intense scenes? I can tell you that I didn't see anything that I wouldn't show children, or elders for that matter. British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) gave the film a PG certificate and advised parents that the film contained dangerous behaviour, threats, sex references, and bad language. Paddington’s creator, Michael Bond, said he was 'totally amazed' at the BBFC's advice. BBFC revised the wording of its parental guidance, replacing 'sex references' with 'innuendo'. It also further qualified the 'bad language' as 'a single mumbled use of: bloody'. Keep in mind this is a film set in London England -- a mumbled use of the word bloody ups the film's classification there? Yeah the sadistic taxidermist Nicole Kidman can be scary for young children. Most countries rate this as general admission (Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland), a few 6+ or 10+. And then there's the United Kingdom: PG. (bloody.) A feel good movie with dozens of standard clichés delivered reasonably well, with a lite Hollywood ending.
The first 45 minutes of this I watched in 15 minute chunks with multi hour pauses, as 15 minutes was all I could stand to see at one time. Don't get me wrong, what I saw was good and well done (CGI, Acting, Dialog, verbal Jokes, Physical Comedy, low-key British humour, etc), but I could tell this was aimed at an audience a little younger than me. Perhaps 6-year-olds. The last half of the movie was no trouble at all and I rather began to enjoy it utterly. Don't press STOP -- you put this BluRay back into a player and it starts from the beginning copyright warnings and previews, not from where you left off.
I wanted to see this since I saw the television commercial with the bear 'disasters', like getting a toilet clog and the bathroom fills up with water and he rides the tub down the waterfall cascading down the staircase. The expression on the polite bear's face, very endearing.

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50 Shades of Grey - Bluray blind buy - Ok, ok, ok.........*********Disclosure********* Mrs RTROSE is a huge 50 shades fan so buying this was inevitable. We did not watch this in a commercial theater as the Mrs. and I thought watching this movie with a bunch of strangers would be er ah hem a little uncomfortable, and it so would have been. After having seen and read the reviews I was expecting a complete hot mess and acting that was as bad as watching Fred on youtube. The acting was actually not all that bad, in fact it was better than in the Twilight Saga (not saying much but I have also been forced to watch all of those as Mrs RTROSE is also a fan of those) and I thought Anastasia was done really well, Christian not as well but not bad either. I would have thought Christian's character would have been stronger as per his role, but sometimes just does not match with his character. There were a few laugh out loud moments and Mrs RTROSE was pretty happy with how the film followed the book. All in all it wasn't too bad, some of the scenery was very well done indeed and very pleasant to look at. The scenes went as far as they possibly go and keep an R or Unrated and not a XXX rating. I can say that afterwards I did not feel that the time spent was time I would never recoup. It goes without saying this is not one to watch with extended family, friends, your Sunday school class, or kids but best shared with your SO. For some of you there might be some fringe benefits after watching this with your SO, but as with anything in life YMMV.

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Fifty Shades of Blue with Selena Gomez:
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Watched The Undefeated (1969)
2.9/5 (amazon 4.5/5, imdb 6.6/10, rotten tomatoes 66%)
At the end of the US Civil War (1865), Confederate Colonel James Langdon (Rock Hudson) leads a group of his men and their families to Mexico where the Emperor Maximillian has promised them land and the opportunity to start a new life. Along the way, they encounter John Henry Thomas (John Wayne), a former Union cavalry colonel with amazing tactical smarts. While suspicious of their new acquaintances, the Confederates slowly develop an admiration for Thomas and his men. The two men are eventually forced to mend their differences in order to fight off both bandits and revolutionaries, as they try to lead their friends and kin to safety. When Colonel Langdon finds himself in the middle of the Mexican revolution, it's Thomas and his men who come to their rescue. John Henry and company are bringing 3000 horses to the unpopular Mexican government for $35 a head -- watching 3000 head of horse urged from a slow walk to a full run is a bit of a sight to see.
Overall, average John Wayne fare. An ok watch.
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Watched Black Sea (2014)
3/5 (amazon 3.4/5, imdb 6.4/10, rotten tomatoes 82%/63%)
Brave the deep. Find the gold. Trust no one.
A submarine adventure thriller centering on a rogue submarine captain (Jude Law) who pulls together a misfit crew of Brits and Rusians to go after sunken gold rumored to be lost in the depths of bhe Black Sea. As greed and desperation take control on board their vessel, the increasing uncertainty of the mission causes the men to turn on each other.
The first three minutes I thought this was going to be terrible, but it picked up.

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In 2002, a UK businessman went shopping for a Soviet-era, Foxtrot-class submarine. It's amazing what you can get for less than the price of a Queens studio apartment. The British sub enthusiast purchased the nautical vehicle for $200,000 from the Russian military and had it delivered to the UK, where it's been sitting ever since, rusting away in the River Medway near Rochester, listing to one side.
But the Black Widow, as it's known, a 48-year-old submarine plays a big role in Black Sea, a gritty submarine thriller about an attempt to salvage lost Nazi gold from the sea floor.
Director Kevin Macdonald ('The Last King of Scotland') was determined to film as much as possible with actual submarines. He eventually discovered the Black Widow, one of only five of its kind in the world on display.
The cast invented a new term, 'bacting,' which meant still having to act even though your back was to the camera, due to the tight quarters.
The production filmed for two weeks inside the belly of the Black Widow before moving to a soundstage.
Law was evidently a true glutton for punishment. Before filming even began, the actor opted to spend four days aboard the HMS Talent, an active British nuclear sub.
Law noticed that many members of the crew felt more at home under water than on dry land.
'They have some problems when they come out,' Macdonald says. 'We added more of that [stuff] into the script.'
The production also had plans to film on the actual Black Sea, including using a real Ukrainian submarine, but war broke out in Crimea and those plans were scrapped. The filmmakers weren't allowed into the region, so Macdonald ended up using in the final film establishing shots he'd captured on a research trip a few months earlier.
Macdonald, writer Dennis Kelly and everyone involved in the production of Black Sea worked hard to make it as realistic as possible. 'Our main sub consultant saw it, and he was thrilled,' Macdonald says. 'He said submarine crews love watching sub movies while they're on a sub, but they usually laugh at them because [they're so unrealistic].'
The consultant only had two minor quibbles with Black Sea. One technical line of dialogue wasn't quite right. And in one CG shot of the sub motoring beneath the waves, one small detail is out of place: The periscope is still up.

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50 Shades of Grey - Bluray blind buy - Ok, ok, ok.........*********Disclosure********* Mrs RTROSE is a huge 50 shades fan so buying this was inevitable. We did not watch this in a commercial theater as the Mrs. and I thought watching this movie with a bunch of strangers would be er ah hem a little uncomfortable, and it so would have been. After having seen and read the reviews I was expecting a complete hot mess and acting that was as bad as watching Fred on youtube. The acting was actually not all that bad, in fact it was better than in the Twilight Saga (not saying much but I have also been forced to watch all of those as Mrs RTROSE is also a fan of those) and I thought Anastasia was done really well, Christian not as well but not bad either. I would have thought Christian's character would have been stronger as per his role, but sometimes just does not match with his character. There were a few laugh out loud moments and Mrs RTROSE was pretty happy with how the film followed the book. All in all it wasn't too bad, some of the scenery was very well done indeed and very pleasant to look at. The scenes went as far as they possibly go and keep an R or Unrated and not a XXX rating. I can say that afterwards I did not feel that the time spent was time I would never recoup. It goes without saying this is not one to watch with extended family, friends, your Sunday school class, or kids but best shared with your SO. For some of you there might be some fringe benefits after watching this with your SO, but as with anything in life YMMV.

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No way...NO WAY.....would I watch this with a dude, or ANYBODY but Mrs. RTROSE. Just sayin'.

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50 Shades of Grey ... Twilight Saga
Based on RTROSE's manly recommendation

Watched Fifty Shades of Grey (unrated)
2.0/5 (amazon 3.3/5 (love it or hate it spread), imdb 4.2/10, rotten tomatoes 25%)
Reminded me a lot of the Twilight Saga's weaknesses. I haven't read the book.
He's not that good, for her to have fallen for him so love-at-first-sight style. She's anticipatorily orgasmic (before anything happens). He sets rules, and he breaks them -- not a good character trait in someone who binds another. She's a tease, apparently curious, then rejecting. He stalks her and she's happy about it when he's there and upset when its distant.
But worst of all: no one warned me this is the first movie of a trilogy. The next film, set to be released in 2017, is 'Fifty Shades Darker'.
Her acting and charisma were ok, playing a childish woman. His, acting and charisma, not so much -- he may be leaving the franchise.

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The story is ten minutes long, and it is repeated on a loop ad nauseum. Here's a breakdown:
-- Christian comes on to Anastasia.
-- Anastasia acts virginal and flustered and wooed.
-- Christian says he doesn't do typical boyfriend stuff (e.g. love, romance, dates, sleeping in the same bed, etc.)
-- This concerns Anastasia.
-- Christian sexes her up real good to shut her up.
-- Afterwards, Anastasia is baffled and bothered by Christian's total adherence to what he just said. In other words, she is amazed that he doesn't want to snuggle, be in love, sleep in the same bed, etc. How dare he? Anastasia threatens to leave.
-- Repeat.
Watch 9 1/2 weeks. Much better in every category.

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Watched Seventh Son (2014)
2.9/5 (amazon 3.1/5 middle distribution, imdb 5.5/10, rotten tomatoes 37%, AVS Ralph Potts: 3/5)
Swords and sorcery, witches and semi-magic counters, in a smorgasbord of boilerplate entertaining fantasy, with Jeff Bridges, Julianne Moore, Antje Traue (Faora-Ul in Man Of Steel (superman 2013)), the capable gal in Pandorum (2009)), and Kit Harington (Jon Snow of Game of Thrones).
Nothing spectacular, but certainly an OK popcorn flick. Lots of CGI. There apparently was a 3D version of this, which probably would be ok, but I didn't see that.
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Watched Last Train From Gun Hill (1959)
2.9/5 (amazon 4.7/5, imdb 7.4/10, rotten tomatoes 80%)
Western. The wife of marshal Matt Morgan is raped and murdered. The killers leave behind a distinctive saddle, that Morgan (Kirk Douglas) recognizes as belonging to his old friend Craig Belden (Anthony Quinn), now cattle baron in the town of Gun Hill. Belden is sympathetic, until it transpires that one of the murderers is his own son Rick, whom he refuses to hand over. Morgan is determined to capture Rick and take him away by the 9 pm train; but he is trapped in the town alone, with Belden and all his men now looking to kill him. Fortunately Linda (Carolyn Jones with short hair, most famous for wife Morticia Addams of The Addams Family (1964)) may be of some assistance.

Solid performances by Kirk Douglas, Anthony Quinn, Carolyn Jones, Val Avery, John Anderson & Earl Holliman.
Overall a good traditional film.

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The third major player in this drama is "Rick Belden," Craig's son, superbly played by Earl Holliman, a character the polar-opposite of his father. A weakling, braggart, coward, and a boor, everything he has, from the clothes on his back, to the money in his pocket, to the "friends" who ride with him and buy him whisky, he has for one reason, and one reason only... his last name is Belden!

Director John Sturges doesn't waste any time in setting events in motion; a young Native American woman with a child beside her is riding a horse and buggy through the countryside. She passes three cowpokes making camp, they watch as she goes by, exchange knowing looks, then set off in pursuit, calling out that they just want a little fun as they surround the buggy.

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Watched Voyage to the Planet of the Prehistoric Women (1968, Planeta Burg 1962)
1/5 (amazon 2.9/5, imdb 2.6/10)
I saw a preview for this on some other Roger Corman DVD I've watched recently, and it looked pretty good there. And the DVD was only $5
Given the title I wasn't expecting much, even still it was both above and below expectations.
In 1965 Roger Corman produced Voyage to the Prehistoric Planet, and in 1967 he produced Voyage to the Planet of Prehistoric Women. Both films are essentially recycles of Planeta Burg, a Soviet sci fi adventure from ~1962. Most of the footage from both films - and ALL of the coherent and interesting footage - comes from the original Soviet film. The U.S. rocket-ships journeying to Venus bear the red star of the USSR.
The American director added as the last remnants of Venusian civilization -- scantily clad telepathic women who worship, among other things, a Pteradactyl which their earthling visitors have murdered. About 35 minutes into the movie we finally see the women, headed up by Mamie Van Doren, who generally sing like Sirens, and incant for volcanic eruptions to thwart the intruding astronauts. Mamie Van Doren is one of the three M's of the 50s and 60s (Jayne Mansfield and Marilyn Monroe included).
The introduction prologue voiceover refers to the Apollo Lunar Module as carrying three men to the lunar surface. While the Apollo Command Module had a three-man crew, the Lunar Module carried only two men to the surface.

In '1998', six months after the collision of a meteor and subsequent explosion of a rocket sent to Venus, the team composed by the astronauts Kern and Sherman with the robot John is launched to explore Venus. They arrive in the Space Station Texas for refueling but they have problems while landing in Venus. Without communication, another rocket is launched with Commander Brendan Lockhart, Andre Ferneau and Hans Walter to rescue the first team and explore the planet. They use a vehicle to seek Kern and Sherman, but they are attacked by a flying reptile. They kill the animal without knowing that it is worshiped and considered the God Terah by Venusians women that use their powerful connection with nature to destroy the invaders. Meanwhile robot John helps the two cosmonauts to survive in the hostile land.

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Watched Flight To Mars (1951)
2/5 (amazon 3.8/5, imdb 5.2/10)
A newspaper reporter and a bunch of scientists fly a rocket to Mars just to find out that Martians look exactly like us. Mars is running low on one of their natural resources (Corium), and plan to steal the Earth astronauts' rocket and conquer Earth. The Martian underground helps the Earthmen stop the insidious plan.
All the requisite elements of cheap 50s space epics are here: the threatening (animated) meteor shower; patronizing, sexist dialogue; technical inaccuracies (e.g. the Martian surface is covered with snow; no zero-G effect in-flight); quaintly obvious miniatures and model work; pseudophilosophical discussions that go nowhere; and of course the whirlwind love quadrangle of Mitchell, Huston, Franz, and Chapman. Somehow they survive a point-blank crash into a Martian mountain without injury (!), and of course [spoiler alert] the "friendly" Martians are really plotting against Earth and plan to use the repaired ship to attack us.
Its a more positive vision than "Rocketship X-M", although the Martian surface scenes are quite limited - and no where near as effective as the Death Valley shots in X-M. And no attempt to be scientifically accurate as in perhaps Destination Moon if I remember correctly (To show rocket physics in simple terms a Woody Woodpecker cartoon is used.)
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Unbroken - Netflix DVD - I can't tell you how much I was looking forward to seeing this film. Rarely do I get the opportunity to watch a Netflix as soon as it shows up but with this one I made an exception and went right to it. I really, really, really wanted to like this film, it has all the makings of a fantastic feel good story with all the requisite pieces. Oh how for me it fell totally flat. Wow what a disappointment. The pacing of the film is excruciatingly slow especially when they are lost at sea. While there is more than ample time for character development, there was not too much of that and while it is a story of triumph, and perseverance I just did not get emotionally vested in the character. For RTROSE this was a major disappointment, it has been quite a while since I have been this disappointed in a film. Maybe I just set my personal bar and expectations just a smidge too high.

The Machine - Netflix DVD - While I really don't remember adding this one to my Netflix DVD queue when it arrived I figured what the heck. I threw it in the ole DVD player and watched the train wreck unfold. It was so bad that I could not, not watch the rest of the film. Could have been the lateness of the hour in which I watched, or could be that it was just terrible but me no likely.


Is it just me or does Guardians of the Galaxy get better the more times you watch it? The first time I watched it I really liked it, but it keeps getting better. It is something I have watched four times through and through and find myself putting it on to play in the background while I'm doing things around the house and find myself totally loving it.

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Wholeheartedly agree RT on guardians. Gets better every time and a kicker soundtrack to boot. Surprisingly touching for a Marvel production. Went in expecting little. Now one of my faves.

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I thought it was just me on Guardians of the Galaxy getting better each time it is watched. After waiting for it to come out on Blu-ray, I watched it alone in 3D on the night it arrived and was not impressed. A few days later I watched it with the family in 2D and it seemed like a better movie. Next I caught part of it on cable and re-watched the Blu-Ray. Now I'm probably up to about seven viewings and get hooked each time I find it on cable. I even broke down and got the dancing Groot last week http://www.amazon.com/Guardians-Gala...=dancing+groot .

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Watched American Sniper (2014)
3.5/5 (amazon 4.6/5 (4000+ reviews mostly 5 star), imdb 7.4/10, rotten tomatoes 86%, AVS Ralph Potts: 4/5)
As a movie, it's not that spectacular. It's not Star Wars.
As a film, it's a drama documentary. And it tells a true story well.
There's a part where in Chris Kyle's youth he learns Sheep Wolf Wolfdog, and deer hunting. There's a part with his S.E.A.L. experiences, including his providing sniper overwatch support for patroling marines and ending up with ~160 confirmed kills over his 4 tours. There's his 2,100 yd shot, which is a very long distance shot. And there's his tragic murder at the hands of a PTSD suffering veteran.
Directed by Clint Eastwood
I understand that at the ending, theatre audiences were silent.
Based on the book by Chris Kyle, and interviews with him while he was alive, and interviews with his wife before and after
Actor Bradley Cooper put on 50 pounds, 6000 calories per day, ending up at 230 pounds and able to do the 8 rep 430 pound deadlift shown in the movie. (His workout.)

An amateur built the Ark. Titanic was built by professionals. Of course Noah took a little advice.
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