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Old 01-15-2013, 08:51 AM   #5021
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The book is always better...I have a t-shirt that says so...

We are seeing The Hobbit again next weekend.


Barbara...I love John Wayne movies! Tell James to get "Rio Bravo".
We already have "Rio Bravo!" Love it! We have a few more John Wayne movies as well.

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Hatari! Doesn't that also star that German guy who was in Flight of the Phoenix?
Yes, it has Hardy Krüger from the 1965 version.
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Old 01-15-2013, 11:26 AM   #5022
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A film written and directed by Sofia Coppola -- Somewhere. As I turned off the DVD player I was thinking, what a waste of time. But this is the kind of film that sticks in your head and causes you think about it later. She got her point across, which was the shallowness of fame and the basically hollow life of a pop-culture star adored by the public -- a waste of time. Unfulfilling in big capital letters. The scene where the star gets the full treatment by the special effects people was grueling.
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Tonight we watched John Wayne and Robert Mitchum in "El Dorado." I don't think I had ever seen it (if I did I was a child). Great movie!

I thought I had posted our other movies lately, but I guess I hadn't (we have been in and out so much).

Two of the movies we watched recently weren't even worth recording here. We trashed the DVD (double feature) when we were done. The other was a good one, "The Alamo," with John Wayne.

James has been on a John Wayne buying spree lately. LOL We will soon be watching "The Cowboys" and "Hatari," both of which arrived today.
I love John Wayne movies. He has played such a wide range of characters.
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Old 01-15-2013, 11:36 AM   #5023
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We watched the new Total Recall last night. It was fun, but about what you expect from this sort of movie.

I also grabbed Prometheus and Bourne Legacy from that box o red.
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Old 01-15-2013, 11:41 AM   #5024
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Another documentary: Eames, the Architect and the Painter. Charles Eames and his wife Ray were the parents of that ubiquitous modern chair (you know the one I mean), and as the film showed, much, much more, including films and displays sent to Russia in the Cold War days showing life in the USA. What a brilliant couple! My late husband was an architect who was very interested in industrial design and an Eames admirer - he would have loved this film.
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Old 01-16-2013, 12:15 AM   #5025
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The Hobbit....for the second time

This time I saw it in 2D and the lower frame rate of 24fps

I must say I did actually notice the difference, I thought I wouldnt but I did

The 2D at the slower frame rate was actually blurred at some stages when they showed the distance shots, the backgrounds, like mountains etc and also it was not as crisp and clear as the 3D at the 48fps, the higher frame rate

Still throughly enjoyed it second time around though and mum loved it too
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Old 01-16-2013, 12:16 AM   #5026
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Another documentary: Eames, the Architect and the Painter. Charles Eames and his wife Ray were the parents of that ubiquitous modern chair (you know the one I mean), and as the film showed, much, much more, including films and displays sent to Russia in the Cold War days showing life in the USA. What a brilliant couple! My late husband was an architect who was very interested in industrial design and an Eames admirer - he would have loved this film.
I didn't know, so I looked them up. Interesting that she died ten years to the day after he did. I'll bet the documentary was interesting.

We just finished watching "Hatari." There were a couple things that bugged me (fake animal sounds--giraffes do not make noise, and big cats don't purr but some chuffle when breathing out; also the fact that they were roping huge wild animals with no gloves on), but it was a very cute movie and we both loved it. I have always loved the song "Baby Elephant Walk."
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Tonight we are going to watch Arthur Christmas in 3D
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We watched Men in Black 3 and Magic Mike tonight.

MIB was awesome...
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Old 01-16-2013, 12:28 AM   #5029
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We finally watched the second National Treasure movie. Loved it as much as the first. And now there is news of a third one coming in 2014!
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