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    I also watched Pompeii: Back From the Dead, a documentary about Pompei and what happened in the wake of Vesuvius erupting nearly 2,000 years ago. Fascinating stuff. Most poignant were the plaster casts that archaeologists made in the 19th century. When they were excavating the site, they found pockets that had been taken up by bodies that had since decomposed. They injected plaster into those spaces to make casts of the people.
    Have you ever seen the movie Pompeii: The Last Day with Tim Piggot Smith? Its not quite a movie, not quite a documentary. Fascinating stuff.... They talk about one area near Pompeii were people hid in a cave and were instantly incinerated. Yikes!
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    Underworld: Awakening - I didn't go in with high expectations. At the beginning it just felt too far over the top. After I "settled in" to the flow of the movie it was better, and I enjoyed it for the most part. The ending annoyed me because:
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    ...it was a cliffhanger. I don't like when movies just leave the story completely unfinished. It feels lazy. Give me an ending and THEN figure out how you can make a sequel out of it!

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    We saw The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo last night. I had never had an urge to see it but my husband mentioned he was interested. From the opening on, I was hooked! Rooney Mara was fantastic! Now I have to read the book.
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    We saw The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo last night. I had never had an urge to see it but my husband mentioned he was interested. From the opening on, I was hooked! Rooney Mara was fantastic! Now I have to read the book.

    She really was fantastic! I have urged everyone I know to rent this movie. I am sure you will enjoy the book libgirl
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    We watched War Horse tonight. I really need to stop watching movies about animals unless its a comedy. I bawled through the entire thing. I mean....sobbing out loud in some parts. It was so good though. My head kept saying "this is just a movie" and my heart kept saying "shut up, this is sad".
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    JavaJo - I really really really want to see War Horse but I know I will be a big mess. I am waiting for a day when I can watch it alone so I can bawl constantly without worrying about my blubbering.

    We watched The Woman in Black this weekend. It was very atmospheric and spooky. I would say it's more along the lines of a traditional ghost story than the current version of a "horror" movie. If you liked "The Others", then you would probably like this movie.
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    Jane Eyre (2011) - This version starred Michael Fassbender and Mia Wasikowska (Alice in the Tim Burton version of Alice in Wonderland). The acting was good and it was visually interesting, but overall I was a little bored.

    I watched a 4 part mini-series version of Jane Eyre on PBS a few years ago that kept me far more engaged than this 2 hour version. I just went back and looked it up and that version starred Ruth Wilson as Jane Eyre (she was Alice on Luther!!) If you are looking for a version of Jane Eyre to watch, I recommend this one instead...
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    Quote Originally Posted by JavaJo View Post
    We watched War Horse tonight. I really need to stop watching movies about animals unless its a comedy. I bawled through the entire thing. I mean....sobbing out loud in some parts. It was so good though. My head kept saying "this is just a movie" and my heart kept saying "shut up, this is sad".
    This is exactly why I haven't watched it yet. I'll be blubbering through the whole thing.

    This past weekend I wasted an hour and 45 minutes of my life watching Twilight: Breaking Dawn. I figured that I might as well finish out the series since I've watched the others. But oh, boy was it bad. Not-so-special effects, disturbing story, and awful dialogue. We basically turned it into a Mystery Science Theater 3000 thing and made smartass comments throughout the movie. It was the only way to make it bearable.

    Also watched Super 8, which I was kind of disappointed in. The first half grabbed me, but I just lost interest near the end.
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    This is exactly why I haven't watched it yet. I'll be blubbering through the whole thing.

    This past weekend I wasted an hour and 45 minutes of my life watching Twilight: Breaking Dawn. I figured that I might as well finish out the series since I've watched the others. But oh, boy was it bad. Not-so-special effects, disturbing story, and awful dialogue. We basically turned it into a Mystery Science Theater 3000 thing and made smartass comments throughout the movie. It was the only way to make it bearable.

    Also watched Super 8, which I was kind of disappointed in. The first half grabbed me, but I just lost interest near the end.
    I can't see War Horse either... I cried just seeing the commercials. Animals in danger etc and I just don't do well. I used to cry watching the introduction to the old Lassie show... that's how bad I am.

    I agree about Super 8... it started out fine and then went downhill as the movie went on. Big disappointment.
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    War Horse is the only Best Picture nominee that I didn't see this year and I won't see it. I can't bear to watch movies like that. I'd be a big, blubbering mess! I adore Viggo Mortensen, so I saw Hidalgo. What a mistake. Good movie, but I was a mess.

    I liked Super 8, but I had really low expectations, since I knew next to nothing about it. Plus, it was set in the era when I saw the same age as the kids in the movie. It made me nostalgic for the clothes and the music.

    Way - I've found that the Twilight movies ALL merit the MST3K treatment!
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