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Old 04-16-2014, 03:52 PM   #6071
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The Desolation of Smaug. ##***## Did it to us once again! Have to wait another year.
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Old 04-16-2014, 05:45 PM   #6072
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The Desolation of Smaug. ##***## Did it to us once again! Have to wait another year.
But you knew it was gonna happen....


Didn't ya?
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Old 04-16-2014, 11:41 PM   #6073
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We went to the "cheap seats" ($3.00) & saw "Pompeii" Very interesting, based on a true story. A little bit about the story line:

In 79 A.D. there was a small town of about 20,000. They, unknowingly, built a town on a volcano. After some time it erupted, diminishing the town & everyone in it. 2,000 years later they found people & even a dog, covered &sealed in lava, amazing. The research can be found on line & is in a museum.
I just cannot quit thinking about it.

Good movie, it's worth seeing.
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Old 04-17-2014, 12:49 AM   #6074
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Simonbaker, I would love to see that movie. I just can't imagine what that must have been like - from what I've read they also found bowls of food along with the families and pets, around the dinner table. I'm so interested in ancient history.
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Old 04-17-2014, 12:53 AM   #6075
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I recently watched "The Magic of Belle Isle", with Morgan Freeman and Virginia Madsen, on Netflix. I'm a big Morgan Freeman fan, I could listen to his voice forever.

It's a nice 'feel good' movie, about inspiration and hope. Predictable, but a good one.
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Old 04-17-2014, 01:48 AM   #6076
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We went to the "cheap seats" ($3.00) & saw "Pompeii" Very interesting, based on a true story...
When I was around 8 or 9, my Aunt gave me the Reader's Digest Treasury for Young Readers. One of the articles/stories in the book was about Pompeii. I was completely captivated by it then and have found it to be an interesting subject ever since. PBS had a program about Pompeii a while back. I found a website with free documentaries you can watch online and they have one on Pompeii. Don't know if this is what PBS showed though.
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Old 04-17-2014, 06:27 AM   #6077
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It gets extremely real when you actually walk through the ruins of Pompeii.
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Old 04-17-2014, 08:31 AM   #6078
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Watched Rise of the Planet of the Apes, again. Saving The Desolation of Smaug for tomorrow night. Also picked up August: Osage County, Shrek wanted to see that one and I think it will be good.
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Old 04-17-2014, 10:52 AM   #6079
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Not a movie---- but just watch the first installment of Fargo (TV series) on TV last night.

GREAT! If you didn't like Fargo, the movie, you won't like this. It's not a copycat of the movie but there are a lot of similarities.
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Old 04-17-2014, 12:27 PM   #6080
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We watched Lone Survivor the other night. Based on a true story about a group of Seals trapped in Afghanistan. The film had a similar flavor to the movie Blackhawk Down. Very intense.
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