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Old 12-15-2016, 03:07 PM   #26
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Does your husband have a clone in his early twenties, and if so, can I have his number?
LOL. Yes I sure won the lottery with that one Too bad he's gone a lot. I should try and clone him sometime
I do hope you'll be able to find one of those at the right age
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Old 12-15-2016, 09:57 PM   #27
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LOL. Yes I sure won the lottery with that one Too bad he's gone a lot. I should try and clone him sometime
I do hope you'll be able to find one of those at the right age
Haha thanks! If I do, you'll be the first to know.
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Old 12-16-2016, 04:32 PM   #28
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Haha thanks! If I do, you'll be the first to know.
It's a deal
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Old 02-08-2017, 06:27 PM   #29
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Finally got to see this movie this afternoon (almost missed a class too because I lost track of time ), so in keeping with tradition, here are my reactions (SPOILER ALERT):

- The opening scene is confusing, especially since it doesn't even involve any main characters. They probably could have found a better way to do that.
- Everyone had a British accent except Dirk, but the accents weren't too pronounced, so either the actors actually were British or they knew better than to overdo it.
- The plot reminded me a little of The Scarlet Letter, not just because the crime is literally written on his chest, but also the way he kept trying to hide it until it was impossible to hide any longer.
- Also reminded me of a German story we're reading in German class about a man who sells his shadow (which represents his soul) to a man who is basically the devil, and although he gets a lot of money, he can't live a normal life or find love because people will reject him.
- It was weird how Frank kept killing people and absolutely deserved to die, yet I couldn't help feeling sorry for him.
- This story seems almost like an allegory for any kind of wrongdoing - Frank tried to hide the fact that he was a murderer and go on with his life, but by doing so he ultimately ruined his life. His inward corruption became outwardly visible, and all his attempts to hide it ended with him hurting people, even the people he actually cared about.
- I think the story could have ended differently if Frank ever actually repented of killing Hai Lee. But he didn't regret the murder, all he regretted was getting punished, which was clear when he tried to confess to the priest and when he consulted with the other magic woman. He wanted to get rid of the mark without being punished for the murder. Although he looked like a "nice guy" he was really self-serving and a coward.
- Any idea what was going on with the photographs of Frank/Dirk in the beginning? Most obviously, he wasn't wearing a shirt, so it seemed like foreshadowing of what was going to happen, but I thought it was kind of weird for a guy to have shirtless pictures of himself in his own apartment. Once again, maybe just an overly dramatic hint at what was to come.
- The guy who played the deputy detective looked really familiar, but it might just be my imagination.
- Come to think of it, the guy who played Frank looked really familiar too.
- Wondering if the idea of a mark designating murder was at all related to the mark of Cain?
- In my opinion, what made this movie powerful was the fact that it was eerily relatable. All the bad decisions Frank made were the type of decisions anyone could make under similar circumstances, which provides a chilling reminder that anyone could become a thief or murderer under the right conditions.

Well, that was a dark movie, but strangely satisfying. Maybe I can do a personality type analysis of Frank at some point.
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Just ran across this link on Facebook - a real life story of tattoos changing people's lives for the better: https://www.upworthy.com/a-tattoo-sho...p-on-it?c=ufb1
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Finally got a chance to see this movie. I like LD's review. I was more into just enjoying the movie than critiquing it. Frank got married a lot easier than Face did. I like how the tattoo echoed how crimes grew. You can start off small, one little prick, and before you know it, a murderer. It wasn't like he meant to do the first killing either. Once he started, he couldn't stop.
If you haven't seen the movie, you should. I give it two thumbs up.
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Finally got a chance to see this movie. I like LD's review. I was more into just enjoying the movie than critiquing it. Frank got married a lot easier than Face did. I like how the tattoo echoed how crimes grew. You can start off small, one little prick, and before you know it, a murderer. It wasn't like he meant to do the first killing either. Once he started, he couldn't stop.
If you haven't seen the movie, you should. I give it two thumbs up.
He did get married a lot easier. LOL. I absolutely love this movie.
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Old 09-01-2018, 05:38 PM   #33
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omg i saw this today on the internet,absolutely loved it.If i ever meet him i want him to sign a photo from this movie
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omg i saw this today on the internet,absolutely loved it.If i ever meet him i want him to sign a photo from this movie
Glad you loved it. You may have to bring the photo op for him to sign. He usually has some of the promo photos from his movies, but i don't recall seeing this one.
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Glad you loved it. You may have to bring the photo op for him to sign. He usually has some of the promo photos from his movies, but i don't recall seeing this one.
i am hoping he will be doing conventions next year in the UK and one that is close to me
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