Quarantine Diaries: Day 354

in #coronavirus2 months ago (edited)


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If you’d asked me last week if I’d ever seen Goodfellas, I’d have said something like “Yeah, 25–30 years ago. Great movie.” But I watched it over the weekend and not one scene seemed familiar. Did I see it 25–30 years ago and since forget everything, or did my mind somehow convince itself that I’d seen the movie?

It is indeed a great movie. If you haven’t seen it yet, do so. If you have, check out IMDB.com’s extensive trivia about the movie. If I somehow manage to live another 25–30 years, I’ll probably have dementia by then so could watch it again for the first time.

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Phenomenal movie. I try and watch it at least once a year. This one and Blow. They just never get old for me.

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