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    I watched "Earth Made of Glass," on HBO. What a beautifully done documentary. It's about the Rwandan genocide, yet while it's got just enough of the politics to make you understand what happened, it's mostly about grown son still trying to find his father's body 15 years after his family was murdered. It's good filmmaking with the unspoken moments speak volumes.

    I also watched "American Winter," which documents the lives of unemployed families in Oregon, because it was getting such good reviews. Maybe people are praising it for its political point of view, which I happen to agree with. But its storytelling was hamfisted, emotionally manipulative, and at times it even seemed like the subjects were coached on what to say. They were very aware of the cameras, and always driving their message home. I don't know ... I'd be curious to see if anybody else here saw it.
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    Thanks for the movie tip for "Earth Made of Glass'. I went to Rwanda last year and am always interested to learn more about the country. When I was there they said that they find remains every day and that the tensions have only been buried and not demolished. It was a very moving and scary experience.
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    The Hobbit was kind of boring... Gollum was the best thing in it.
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    The Bourne Legacy with Jeremy Renner. I really enjoyed it. I liked the Matt Damon Bourne movies, so I wasn't sure about this one, but I liked it a lot. I'm a fan of Jeremy Renner and I really like Rachel Weisz. I thought they made a good pair.
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    I thought The Bourne Legacy was boring. I wonder if they're going to make any sequels.

    Last movie was This is 40. Meh. It meandered a lot and it seemed like there were a lot of "oh look how cute/outrageous/precocious they are" scenes involving the kids. I think the director was being indulgent as they are his kids in real life. But Paul Rudd is still as cute as he was in Clueless.
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    They're definitely making a sequel. There's word that Matt Damon wants to be involved. Nothing like finding out you can be successfully replaced to motivate you!
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    The Bourne Legacy with Jeremy Renner- we liked this very much
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    Killer Joe - I find myself liking Matthew McConaughey when he does anything that's not a rom-com. This movie is nasty, vicious and disturbing, with a couple of terrifically violent scenes. All the performances were fabulous - I thought Emile Hirsch was a real standout, and I was impressed with Juno Temple, who I was completely unfamiliar with. Thomas Haden Church is great as usual, and I've always liked Gina Gershon. I can't recommend a movie this cruel, but it definitely kept my full attention.
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    The thing about the Bourne Legacy is that we learned Jason Bourne is alive and kicking somewhere under the radar. I can see that character with the Renner character teaming up in a sequel It would be...wait for it...awesome.
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    I did read that Matt Damon is interested in participating in a sequel.
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