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    I just watched Legends of the Fall which also takes place during The Great War period.

    Legends of the Fall is a really great movie and James Horner did the incredible music score. You can hear the "Glory" in it as well as some western music influence.

    The World War One sequence is done brilliantly and the movie traces the years 1913 - 1921 (mostly) and also covers Prohibition.

    My own novel has some of this movie's feel to it.
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    A deep-sea salvage crew discovers several crystal triangles that unlock the gates of a long-lost civilization in the 2010 animated LEGO short Atlantis. Not a bad film for being not much more than a 30-minute toy commercial. It does feature nearly all the toys released in the new LEGO theme.

    A journalist and his doctor pal’s investigation into the murder of an actress leads them to a scientist who has reanimated the dead, among whom includes a doctor (Humphrey Bogart) electrocuted for the death of a child and who now needs blood in order to stay alive in the excellent 1939 horror movie The Return of Doctor X.

    Members of the motorcycle gang “The Living Dead” wreak havoc after using black magic to return from death stronger and practically invulnerable in the watchable 1971 horror flick Psychomania.

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    Looking forward to seeing both.
    Reading the book Up In The Air now, but the movie deviates quite a bit apparently.

    Read The Road a while ago and loved it, but it looks like I'll have to wait for the DVD to see this one.
    I've never read "up in the air" but I think you'll enjoy the movie. It's really good. And I LOVED "The Road" as well. It deviates a bit too, mainly with the flashbacks and the lack of detail in a certain grisly basement scene (at least give me a bloody onesie!), but it's a terrific film. I had some snooty nerd movie buff friends who were like "it's tedious." Yeah, that's part of it: a long hard journey to possible hope and safety. Duh!

    two more:

    "The Lovely Bones"- Peter Jackson's film version of the novel (which I haven't read) has some high points, but ultimately has too many issues to keep it from being great. The high points involve fantastic performances from Saoirse Ronan, Mark Wahlberg, and Stanley Tucci. Ronan is really good as Susie Salmon, a 14 year old who is raped and murdered and continues to observe the world, including her killer, from a sort of purgatory (that she chooses mind you) between heaven and earth.

    The problems arise when Jackson's transitions from scene to scene don't really make sense or have any reason; how much time has passed by the time the movie ends? Why is Susie's new world just made up of trees and oceans? Granted, it is beautiful, but if her purgatory is that gorgeous, I would think she'd want to let go of her pain and move into heaven. There's just too much unexplained here. Still, Ronan does a superb job and Wahlberg and Tucci are awesome, especially Tucci who is undeniably creepy. Sadly, the movie could've been much better if Jackson had created a more cohesive narrative. Rating- **1/2 out of ****

    "Precious"- I wasn't sure what to expect watching this flick, but I have to say that it packs an emotional punch rarely seen in films today. Newcomer Gabourey Sibide is really amazing as Precious, an illiterate 16 year old girl, and rape victim, attempting to make it in a world that is stacked against her. Mo'Nique is just insane though, giving a tour-de-force performance that just knocked me (and Precious!) and my ***. She's such a negative prescence that wants to keep her daughter down for her own reasons and we can't help but root for this young girl who wants to escape (and does so, via her dreams throughout the film).

    The supporting cast is, for the most part, great. Paula Patton does a great job as her teacher and even Lenny Kravitz does a solid job for the few scenes he's in, which are actually pretty funny scenes at times. Mariah Carey does a far better job than what she did in "Glitter", but I just thought she was too jittery, too stale, as if she was making a mental note to "act now!" or "move arms now!" rather than just doing it, and being natural. I also wasn't sure about the ending as it's a mixed bag of tricks and I could see both good and bad out of it. Still, the film is incredibly tense, moving, and uplifting. Rating- ***1/2 out of ****

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jedi_Master_Guyute View Post
    "The Lovely Bones"
    Which is the book I finished right before starting Up In The Air.
    Great book, but I've heard nothing buy terrible about the movie, so I'll be skipping the theater and just rent it on DVD. Too bad.
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    Another lazy Saturday afternoon at the movies (from my couch):

    A swinging med school student seduces and weds the square daughter (Karin Mossberg) of a recently deceased financier and uses LSD to drive the girl’s stepmother (Lana Turner) insane in order to speed up the inheritance in the odd 1969 drama The Big Cube.

    A woman enlists the aid of a womanizing archaeologist to help her find the tomb of the first Christian Pharaoh in the okay 1954 action adventure film The Valley of the Kings.

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    Tonight I watched The Color Purple.
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    I watched "Franklyn." It has Ryan Philippe, Bernard Hill, and that gorgeous girl from "Casino Royale" (Bond's love interest). It was one of the most original films I've seen in a long, long time. A British film, I think. Quite remarkable. Sort of a psychological/dark fantasy/suspense thing.

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    Stayed up late last night watching this one:

    Cheated out of plunder and driven from the city by their duplicitous lord, a band of medieval soldiers kidnap their former liege’s son’s intended bride (Jennifer Jason Leigh completely nude!) and take over a neighboring castle in Paul Verhoeven’s entertaining 1985 action adventure Flesh+Blood. Rutger Hauer plays the leader of the soldiers and Ronald Lacey (Toht in Raiders of the Lost Ark) plays the group’s cardinal. Also features Nancy Cartwright (voice of Bart Simpson) in a small role as Leigh‘s lustful lady-in-waiting.

    And today:

    A quartet of sequined-jump-suit wearing motorcycle mommas on custom trikes quarrels with clumsy white cops and brings down a wealthy restaurateur and his buffoonish Klan army in the god-awful 1975 blaxploitation action adventure film Darktown Strutters.

    A journalist investigating the occult helps a wealthy widow (Angie Dickinson) escape her dead husband, who has returned from the grave with an appetite for human blood in the 1973 made-for-TV horror movie The Norliss Tapes. Claude Akins plays the local sheriff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sith_killer_99 View Post
    It was originally called the "Great War", "World War" and/or, the "War to End All Wars".
    My point. I knew about those names. It'd be like buying a coin labeled "44 B.C.," which was a way Encyclopedia Brown knew a "rare" find was a fake.
    I predict that the upcoming Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi film will include the word "and." Multiple times.

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    Just finished watching "Moon"!
    May the force be with you.

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