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    I watched The Little Prince with my kids over the weekend. The one that comes out in two months. My wife found it on her favorite Russian movie store and downloaded it. An interesting way to capture the magic of the book. The mom was a little over the top to drive the point home, but I thought over all it was well done with nice animation that capture's de Saint Exupery's original sketches. I proposed to my wife with a special 50th Anniversary copy of the book that I had bought ten years earlier, so I was pleased that the movie didn't detract from the book nearly as much as it could have. I'm curious to see how it will play out in America. (It's been making the rounds through other countries for about a year now, thus the available download and the Spanish title that we watched. If you have smaller kids or just a history with the story, I definitely recommend it, eventually, when it comes out.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dwight Schr-ute View Post
    I watched The Little Prince with my kids over the weekend. The one that comes out in two months. My wife found it on her favorite Russian movie store and downloaded it. An interesting way to capture the magic of the book. The mom was a little over the top to drive the point home, but I thought over all it was well done with nice animation that capture's de Saint Exupery's original sketches. I proposed to my wife with a special 50th Anniversary copy of the book that I had bought ten years earlier, so I was pleased that the movie didn't detract from the book nearly as much as it could have. I'm curious to see how it will play out in America. (It's been making the rounds through other countries for about a year now, thus the available download and the Spanish title that we watched. If you have smaller kids or just a history with the story, I definitely recommend it, eventually, when it comes out.


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    Quote Originally Posted by BigPiney View Post
    Does your wife wear an eye patch and have a parrot?
    Only when I've got the kids put to bed nice and early.
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    We saw "Room" tonight. The lead actress, 26 year-old Brie Larson, has been nominated for the Best Actress Oscar. Go see it, and reserve judgment for the first 30 minutes. It's a very fine film.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkGrace View Post
    Might get my vote for most gorgeous film ever made. Every single frame of that movie is just awe-inspiring.
    I'm teaching Lesson 3 today, and all I can think about is this movie and the theme of forgiveness of all (even cougjunkie for being a colossal dickhead) being the key to reaching the Tree.
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    Quote Originally Posted by falafel View Post
    I saw it on Friday. I thought it was great, but then again I've never seen Black Hawk Down.

    John Krazinski was surprisingly good.
    I enjoyed it but not as much as Black Hawk Down.
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    Watched Spotlight last week. I was looking forward to Keaton's acting, but for whatever reason I didn't think he was that great in it. I also thought Ruffalo's acting was somewhat over the top. It wasn't easy to watch with a general feeling of disgust. But I did think it was a solid movie. Good but not great. I'd give it a B.

    One interesting aspect of it was how 9/11 played in it. During the first part of the movie we were trying to remember the time when it was happening. It was weird because we knew there was a lot of coverage of it when we were living there. We guessed no later than early 1990's. We were very surprised when 9/11 happened in the movie. I mean, we were there in the thick of it all, both the church scandal and 9/11. But we had a hard time remembering when the scandal took place. Just like in the movie, all of the attention turned to 9/11.

    I aslo gained a new found respect for journalism. There was a time when I was an ardent supporter of Instapundit and his vision of citizen journalism. While I still maintain a healthy skepticism of media journalism in general, there is no way a story like the church scandal gets told without the resources of 'old-school' journalism. For opinion, I will judge between a nobody with an internet connection and a news celebrity based on their arguments. But for news reporting, journalism has not died yet.

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    The Revenant - I'm not sure I've ever felt so uncomfortable in a movie theater before. All the blood and gore was a bit much...but I can't imagine the film without it. Leo was great, as was the rest of the cast. The visuals were about as good as I've ever seen. This movie definitely deserves a number of awards just for the visuals, costumes and maybe some acting. The actual plot wasn't really that inspiring, but it was entertaining.

    The Bourne Trilogy - I rewatched this just for fun. It's still a great trilogy and has so far stood the test of time. The first one is by far the best but I still really like the third one.

    The Bourne Legacy - I fell asleep. The first 30-45 minutes are good. The rest sucks. Glad I got in a decent nap.

    Spectre - Watched it again. Definitely one of the weaker Bond films in recent memory. I think now I'd put it below QoS in my list of Daniel Craig Bond movies...but of course I liked QoS. Skyfall is still my favorite, followed very closely by Casino Royale...then a number of pegs down is Qos followed by Spectre.
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    Meet the Patels - Fun documentary in which Ravi Patel tries traditional and more modern ways to find an Indian wife. Not amazing, but a likable movie. His parents are entertaining.

    The Final Girls
    - A girl grieving for her deceased mother gets pulled into a B-movie slasher flick in which her mother starred in the 80s. Thomas Middleditch and Adam Devine had some funny scenes, but as a whole it's pretty mediocre.

    The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp
    - Follows the life of a British soldier from serving in the Boer War to becoming a general during WWI and obsolete by WWII. Great movie. Criterion put out a remastered version that looks fantastic. Roger Livesey is great in the lead and Deborah Kerr is great as three different women he meets over the course of the film. Got this one after seeing it mentioned as the greatest British movie ever made. Highly recommended. It's apparently inspired by old war-time cartoons of a blowhard Colonel Blimp, which I had never heard of. A sample:
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