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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

A new Survival movie coming out this summer.


It's based on the drought out west, and takes place in Oregon.

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  1. Hey Harry,

    (captaincrunch)

    I will check out the movie sometime.

    'Reminds me of the Dune books. If I was caught in a situation like that. I would build a deathstill (a device used to remove all water from a dead human body on the planet Dune) Lots of dead bad guys equals lots of water.

    I guess I'd have to rig up a stillsuit too. In Dune, a stillsuit collects sweat, water vapor from human breath, urine and even feces. It filters everything using the pumping action of walking to process the water and store it in catch pockets. A stillsuit in good working order can preserve life in the open desert of Dune for weeks.
    I know its all science fiction but human ingenuity and adaptation is incredible. That's one real positive thing I can say about he human race is our ability to adapt to harsh enviroments and survive and thrive.

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    1. I read the first Dune book but could never get into it. What was the guys name Mojadeeb or something like that? Been a long time, I think I was in college then.

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    2. Hey Harry,

      (captaincrunch)

      Paul Atriedes (Son of Duke Leto Atriedes) becomes Paul Maudip (pro-nounce mow-aw-deeb)

      Some people read and studied the "Lord of the RIngs" in great detail a great many years ago 'Harry.

      For me its the Dune books. Imagine an entire civilization/empire consisting of over a one thousand planets and all space travel and commerce dependent on one resource located on one planet, that can not be duplicated by any other means (much like oil)

      There a great many parallels in the Dune books and wars over oil, oil rich lands, religion and political power.

      One last thing Harry. I find it interesting in Dune. The Empire and the Emperor in Dune (Shaddam IV) is styled similar to Czarist Russia in the 19th Century.

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    3. Have you been hitting the "spice" down there?

      Just kidding. I never read any of the other books, just the first.

      Don't let the Mexicans "take your water" down there.

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  2. Looks like a really good one. I've been watching all the episodes of "The last ship". it's another pandemic themed show, but entertaining. --Troy

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    1. I watch "The Last Ship." Good light entertainment for Sunday night and "Falling Skies" comes on right after it. Everybody needs some escapist relief from daily life.

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  3. We won't have any drought around here anytime soon... maybe surviving the mosquitoes!
    Interesting trailer, first thing I noticed is how clean everyone looked... you know, without water. Roll around in the dirt like a horse and shake off :)

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    1. The Left Coast is having a tough time of it. Hard for me to feel very sorry for them. In fact, I don't at all now that I think about it. If the Cascadia subduction zone doesn't get them the drought might. I look forward to seeing the socialist hive out there cope with adversity. They'll wind up eating each other.

      I can go along with the willing suspension of disbelief during a movie. The one thing I can't "let slide" is military movies where the uniforms, equipment, or weapons are inappropriate for the time frame of the plot. For instance, in the Blue Max they built superb replicas of the period aircraft, then showed scenes of combat on the ground with German soldiers using Enfield MK.IV No.1 rifles. Damn near spoiled the movie for me. My wife said it was ridiculous to harp on that when the aviation scenes were so good. On a visceral level, I can't help it.

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  4. So many survival movies are a huge disappointment. I find it hard to get excited about them. That's a shame, as I used to look forward to anything with a survival theme.

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    1. Ths is an independent film, not one of the schlock studios work. Sometimes the indys are good, sometimes bad. Sometimes in between. I usually spend about $10.00 plus s&h for a DVD copy, less than it takes to drive all the way to the theater in the next county, have a coke and popcorn, and drive back.

      The last really good survival movie I watched was "The Rovers" out of Australia and it was pretty decent.

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  5. interesting. I take it this will not be in theaters, or will it?? Date of release??

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    1. Rob, it's an independent production movie so it won't make it to any theaters except the "artsy" one's and damn few of them. They'll release it on DVD though .I am not sure of the exact release date. I want to say August but I'm not sure if I read that in the article the trailer came from, or just heard it on the net.

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  6. Hey Harry,

    (captaincrunch)

    The Rover. I saw what you wrote a few comments up. The Rover was excellent.

    One movie I can strongly recommend is 'The Homesman" with Tommy Lee Jones. Also that Mathew Mecconoehey movie, science fiction that came out last year (cant remember the movie name)

    The movie I am looking forward to is 'The Martian" The premise of that movie is an astronaut on the first Mars mission gets left behind in an emergency evacuation and has to survive on Mars (the mother of all survival situations)

    Check out the preview of 'The Martian" on youtube. I bet you will watch it at least twice.

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    1. Sounds like the Martian is a remake of the mid 1950's cult classic, Robinson Crusoe on Mars. I hadn't heard of this new movie but will be looking forward to seeing it.

      I never heard of "The Homesman" either, let me google it, sounds like I might want to order a copy if I can find one. Since I don't buy from Amazon or Ebay anymore, based on their kissing the collective asses of the Jesse Jacksonites, it's harder for me to get things on line now.

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  7. I found a bootleg copy of this at our local flea market this past Saturday, so you might try looking around for the real thing.

    It wasn't bad - I recognized several actors. My wife was asking - WHY DIDN'T THEY JUST MOVE ? She also wondered what they were eating - water was hard enough to find on its own, the landscape was parched.

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    1. Moving away is hard sometimes. My mom lived in a gated community in Sacramento, California for years. She and my dad moved there when they got too old to keep up their place in the country. He died, and she stayed on. We had been trying to get her out of there and up to where my brother lives in Oregon for a long time. It was the drought that finally got her to move, when the development wouldn't let her water her little lawn anymore. But it was like pulling teeth to get her out of there.

      I'm looking forward to seeing the movie. I used to buy things from Amazon and Ebay until they started dumping on Southerners, now I don't buy from them, or from Walmart. But I can still search the net and see if someone is selling the DVD. I appreciate the heads up.

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