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Dec 15, 2023Liked by Eric Pierce

Two years ago we watched all the Harry Potter movies over Xmas break, last year it was LOTR extended edition. This year, I’m nominating Star Wars (episodes I to IX) but now I’m thinking of including Solo. Hmmm is that too many to fit into a long weekend? But now I also want to watch the documentary and Star Wars holiday special. If only there was more time! Maybe split them between Xmas and new years ? Ah ha!

Enjoyed your Friday high five as always especially all the Star Wars mentions.

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I personally think you can skip Episode IX, but I loath that movie, so clearly biased. I'd hate to leave off Solo or Rogue One from any Star Wars marathon as they are both great. But yeah, make it a two weekend thing! :D

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Thank you. I'll take this into consideration. I wouldn't mind skipping Episode IX either. I did really enjoy Rogue One as well.

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Weirdly (or not), I'm suddenly compelled to withstand the entire Indiana Jones franchise over the holidays. WHAT THE HELL KIND OF WIZARDRY ARE YOU PRACTICING HERE, ERIC? I also need to get back on the Klosterman book wagon. I've heard The Nineties is quite good and I remember picking up-putting down What if We're Wrong a few times. Time to make it stick! Thanks, pal! And PS: Welcome to the neurotic artist's circle! There are no doughnuts, but the existential dread is fresh. Enjoy!

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The Nineties is a stellar book. Thought-provoking and nostalgic. What If We're Wrong is a tougher read and not as exciting, given the subject matter.

I still haven't seen the newest Indiana Jones film, btw. :)

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Thanks my friend! I'll scoop up the Nineties next. Like you, I generally enjoy his voice/style and perspective. You might have to succumb to a viewing of the Temple of AARP! :) I just can't quit Harrison Ford, so pretty much whatever he's into, I've gotta at least take a peek :)

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I loved Fred Claus! I wrote about it myself several years back after watching it. Such a sweet, good-hearted movie. I’m glad someone else likes it too.

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Ha ha! I just listened to a podcast TODAY (No Such Thing As a Bad Movie) about Fred Claus. I'd never even heard of it, and it sounds kind of fascinating, but not really in a good way. The NSTAaBM crew had a hard time finding the good in it, too, and that's kind of their whole shtick! But I will have to give it a try soon.

Regarding the legacy of online writing - much like daily shows, the legacy lies in how it shapes people in the day-to-day. We're all constantly confirming or reforming opinions based on our daily intakes. Online writing may not be read and reread 100's of years into the future, but it's impact is right here right now, to a much thorough degree than novels, plays, or movies do (these tend more to follow where we're already going.)

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Well said! I hadn't considered that aspect before. My existential dread is somewhat soothed. :)

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Dec 15, 2023Liked by Eric Pierce

I am also in the camp of people who not only kind of enjoyed "Fred Claus" but thought it surely wasn't as bad as people seem to think it is. Was it? Not that I'm going to have a fist fight with anyone over it, but I can think of a lot more way worse cinematic experiences. Oh well.

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Today I learned that there is a Star Wars holiday special and a Star Wars Christmas record, which apparently is just as awful as the show. Looks like my weekend plans have been made!

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Dec 15, 2023Liked by Eric Pierce

"the book of Star Wars essays I’m working on. (A book which will be given to paid subscribers for being awesome.)"

AAAAAAHHHHHH! BEST NEWS EVER! 😃

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One of the chapters is currently titled 'I Did It All For the Wookiee'.

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Sure. Make me want it more than I already do.

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I am here for your Solo thoughts!

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