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Weekly t-shirt challenge: What movie should I watch next?

  • 1.  Weekly t-shirt challenge: What movie should I watch next?

    Posted Thu June 04, 2020 09:00 PM
    What Movie Should I Watch Next?


    I'm so glad I asked the Mainframe Trivia question again because you all delivered!!  So many great stories and some tidbits I had never heard before!  But of course, the clear winner was @William Downie explaining how IEFBR14 (a module in z/OS that literally does nothing but return back to the calling program) needed to be patched!  It's a true story, I was there (yes, I am that old).  We also had to patch it to fix the copyright.  I never understood why we needed to copyright code that literally does nothing, but whatever - I'm not a lawyer!

    This week, I'm asking for your suggestions.  I don't know about you, but the news lately has been pretty depressing and I find the need to escape every once in a while.  My favorite escape is cuddling on the couch with my family to watch a good movie.  So what's that perfect movie to watch?  Something the whole family can enjoy (not boring for adults, not too mature for middle school kids).  Something that will help us escape reality for a while in a good way.  So maybe not a documentary or a horror film or a really depressing movie where the mom dies (why is it always the mom?).  

    So ok, mainframe community-Netflix.  What should I put in my queue?  The movie with the most votes will get watched and the person suggesting it will get a t-shirt.


    The rules*:
    1.  Every Thursday, I'll start a new discussion thread titled Weekly Challenge.

    2.  This week, reply to the thread with the movie I should watch next.  

    3.  Vote for your favorite entries by clicking the "Recommend" button next to your favorites.

    4.  The following Thursday, I'll announce the winner and start the next week's thread.

    5.  The person submitting the item with the most votes will receive one of these Legends of Z t-shirts (or equivalent)!

    * The rules are not really rules.  This isn't a real contest or anything.  It's just something I feel like doing and having a fun excuse to share some cool t-shirts with you.  I hope you all have fun with it.  I am!

    Misty


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    Misty Decker
    Master the Mainframe

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  • 2.  RE: Weekly t-shirt challenge: What movie should I watch next?

    Posted Fri June 05, 2020 02:56 AM
    Hi Misty,
    My suggestion would be to watch "Instant Family" starring Mark Wahlberg and Rose Byrne. Its an awesome family entertainer and not too mature for children.
    I would also like to suggest "Jojo Rabbit" and "Get Smart", both of which are super relaxing and fun to watch.

    Hope you will have a great time😄.

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  • 3.  RE: Weekly t-shirt challenge: What movie should I watch next?

    Posted Fri June 12, 2020 10:25 AM
    I've heard about Instant Family, but I've never watched it.  It's definitely going into the queue.

    And so is Get Smart!  I loved that tv show as a kid and I'm sure my kids would too.

    As for JoJo Rabbit, I'm torn.  I watched that movie on a flight home and I loved it.  But when the mother dies (why is it always the mom), I sobbed.  My younger one is sensitive and I run the very real risk that that one scene will haunt him and he won't be able to sleep for weeks.  I may give it a shot anyway because it is a fabulous movie.

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    Misty Decker
    Master the Mainframe

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  • 4.  RE: Weekly t-shirt challenge: What movie should I watch next?

    Posted Fri June 05, 2020 12:26 PM
    The Princess Bride. Swordplay, true love, a dungeon, kissing (but not too much) ;-), ROUSes, deception, a giant, innocence, BILLY CRYSTAL, shrieking eels, poison, ... So much packed into one movie that it's .... inconceivable. Is it an action film? Romance? Fantasy? That's for your family to decide. (Oh, and Die Hard IS a Christmas film.) 
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093779/

    And for even more fun, there's a book! Take my word for it, it's different than the movie. But not so much that you are disappointed in either the movie OR the book. 
    https://www.hmhbooks.com/shop/books/The-Princess-Bride/9780156035217



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  • 5.  RE: Weekly t-shirt challenge: What movie should I watch next?

    Posted Fri June 12, 2020 10:49 AM

    Ah Princess Bride!  "Since the invention of movies there have been five movies that were rated the most passionate, the most pure. This one left them all behind. The End."

    We have watched this movie so many times, I've lost count!  It's on the short list of things we watch when nothing else excites us.  Along with Monty Python and the Holy Grail. 

    The cover art of our 20th anniversary edition reads Princess Bride when viewed from either the top or the bottom.  Super cool!



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    Misty Decker
    Master the Mainframe

    www.linkedin.com/in/misty-decker/
    @MistyMVD on Twitter
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  • 6.  RE: Weekly t-shirt challenge: What movie should I watch next?

    Posted Fri June 05, 2020 02:56 PM

    The NeverEnding Story

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_NeverEnding_Story_(film)

    Great family movie.  :-)



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  • 7.  RE: Weekly t-shirt challenge: What movie should I watch next?

    Posted Fri June 12, 2020 10:40 AM

    Years ago, I made a list titled "Movies and Books my children need to know or I have failed as a parent" and NeverEnding story was under both book and movie!


    I got them both to read the book first because I didn't want to spoil the magic of holding the book that might be the actual book the boy is reading.  And then just last year we watched the movie.  They really liked it so they insisted on watching the sequel which I think kinda disappoints.



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    Misty Decker
    Master the Mainframe

    www.linkedin.com/in/misty-decker/
    @MistyMVD on Twitter
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  • 8.  RE: Weekly t-shirt challenge: What movie should I watch next?

    Posted Sun June 07, 2020 07:47 AM
    Edited by Hartanto Ario Widjaya Sun June 07, 2020 08:00 AM
    My suggestion would be Hidden Figures! PG-rated and watching those NASA scientists overcome discrimination is simply amazing :)

    Alternatively, The Imitation Game is also nice. It's PG-13 though, but still, there are a lot we can learn from historical movies.

    Or, for a more romantic approach, La La Land is extraordinary and very deep in meaning while still rated PG-13. I especially love the soundtracks!

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  • 9.  RE: Weekly t-shirt challenge: What movie should I watch next?

    Posted Mon June 08, 2020 11:48 AM
    I LOVE 'Hidden Figures'. I'd vote for that if I wouldn't be voting against myself. ;-)

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  • 10.  RE: Weekly t-shirt challenge: What movie should I watch next?

    Posted Fri June 12, 2020 10:37 AM

    As an active advocate for women and minorities in tech and a crazy mainframe fan, I made my children watch Hidden Figures in the theaters when it came out!  We've watched it 3 more times since then!  Amazing film with so many fantastic lessons!  One of which is always measure the door, the machine AND the wheels of the cart to make sure it will fit.  :-)

    I haven't seen Imitation Game, but it is definitely up my alley.  I've always been very impressed with the Enigma Machine!  And my kids are super-geeks so I think they would enjoy it too.  Into the queue it goes!

    As for La La Land, I have to watch all romantic films by myself.  No one in my family enjoys those except me, not even my teenage daughter!  But I have seen this one and I did really enjoy it.  Maybe some day I can guilt them (I mean kindly convince them) into watching it with me.  :-)



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    Misty Decker
    Master the Mainframe

    www.linkedin.com/in/misty-decker/
    @MistyMVD on Twitter
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  • 11.  RE: Weekly t-shirt challenge: What movie should I watch next?

    Posted Mon June 08, 2020 07:30 AM
    Edited by Fábio Emilio Costa Mon June 08, 2020 07:39 AM
    I would suggest Who Framed Roger Rabbit? On a 1947 Hollywood where humans and Toons lives somewhat together, a plot involves the second banana Toon Roger Rabbit, her femme fatale of a wife Jessica and a PI with a past called Eddie Valiant. There's dark moments, fun moments and lots of fun. Roger is incredible and Jessica (voiced by an non-credited Kathleen Turner) is really lovely on her own way. Christopher Lloyd as Judge Doom (after working with the Director Robert Zemeckis as the loving Doc Brown from Back to the future) is so creepy, and thanks this film we can see Bugs Bunny and Mickey Mouse at the same scene by the first and only time



    Lots of Zanny moments to reduce the somewhat sad moments.

    On a side note: there was some Roger Rabbit Shorts that was published by Disney. You can find them on YouTube or as extras on the BluRay. Go for them, they are really as zany as classic toons, and you'll have lots of laughs.




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  • 12.  RE: Weekly t-shirt challenge: What movie should I watch next?

    Posted Fri June 12, 2020 10:31 AM

    What a great idea!  Another classic I had forgotten about!  Even though I will occasionally say "I'm not bad, I'm just drawn that way", it never occurred to me to show the movie to the kids.   Into the queue it goes!

    But you also reminded me of another old classic I should show them - Howard the Duck.  Not that it's as good as Roger Rabbit, because it isn't.  But because Howard the Duck makes an appearance in Guardians of the Galaxy.  I tried to explain who Howard the Duck was but they looked at me like I was crazy.  So Howard is going into the queue too!



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    Misty Decker
    Master the Mainframe

    www.linkedin.com/in/misty-decker/
    @MistyMVD on Twitter
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  • 13.  RE: Weekly t-shirt challenge: What movie should I watch next?

    Posted Mon June 08, 2020 09:37 AM

    I think a feel-good movie containing elements that children of all ages (especially the technically inclined) would enjoy is Wallace & Gromit:  The Curse of the Were-Rabbit.  If I had seen this movie when I was younger I probably would have become an engineer.  Or a (professional) tinker. 

    Two of the other suggestions were so good I couldn't choose between them, and voted for both.  (I hope that's allowed.) 



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  • 14.  RE: Weekly t-shirt challenge: What movie should I watch next?

    Posted Fri June 12, 2020 10:27 AM

    We love Wallace and Gromit in our house!  "Lovely bit of cheese" and "It's YOU" are common phrases.
    My kids have seen every Wallace and Gromit plus all Shaun the Sheep episodes and movies, but it's been a few years.

    I think it's time to bring them back into rotation!



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    Misty Decker
    Master the Mainframe

    www.linkedin.com/in/misty-decker/
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  • 15.  RE: Weekly t-shirt challenge: What movie should I watch next?

    Posted Mon June 08, 2020 07:25 PM
    Edited by Abdelrazek rizk Mon June 08, 2020 07:52 PM

    Dances with Wolves

    Racism - People Color -its the what people talk about in USA now


    I do not know why but I think that film maybe 
    reflection the situation in the USA now

    "A Civil War soldier develops a relationship with a band of Lakota Indians. Attracted by the simplicity of their lifestyle, he chooses to leave his former life behind to be with them. Having observed him, they give the name Dances With Wolves. Soon he is a welcomed member of the tribe and falls in love with a white woman who has been raised in the tribe. Tragedy results when Union soldiers arrive with designs on the land.

    Cast and crew

     

    Initial release: October 19, 1990 (DC)

    "



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  • 16.  RE: Weekly t-shirt challenge: What movie should I watch next?

    Posted Fri June 12, 2020 10:21 AM

    What a great suggestion!

    I had forgotten about that movie but you're right, it does give us an opportunity to talk about important subjects.



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    Misty Decker
    Master the Mainframe

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