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    It sounds like a really good movie. It was also a play. I'll have to check it out. I'm just really curious about that title.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Debb70 View Post
    It sounds like a really good movie. It was also a play. I'll have to check it out. I'm just really curious about that title.
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    The title of The Normal Heart comes from a line in a poem by Auden, "September 1, 1939."
    Thank you! With that info, I found this summary and analysis of the poem. I think I get it now.

    W. H. Auden: Poems Study Guide : Summary and Analysis of "September 1, 1939" | GradeSaver

    And how timely....September 1.

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    I watched a fascinating documentary, "TV Junkie," about a former Inside Edition correspondent who got a video camera when he was 14 and basically recorded his entire life. So you see his youth, his career take off, his marriage, then his descent into crack cocaine addiction, which he also filmed. The guy manages to be charming and completely unlikable narcissist through the course of the film. The scenes with his little kids are wrenching.
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    The 100-foot journey; a simple and lovely film. Just what I needed yesterday.
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    The 100-foot journey; a simple and lovely film. Just what I needed yesterday.
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    Over the weekend DH and I watched both 'Blue Jasmine' and 'American Hustle'!

    We thoroughly enjoyed both of them!!!!!!

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    We watched Divergent this weekend. It was okay. In terms of comparison to other YA-novel-turned-movies I liked it better than Twilight but less than Mortal Instruments. Maybe about equal to Hunger Games. I think the biggest disappointment was Kate Winslet. Why was she in this? Talk about a waste of talent - the role was completely beneath her.
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    I took my daughter and her friend to a movie last night. I would have LOVED to see The 100-Foot Journey or Chef! Alas, we went to Into the Storm instead. It was not great. The kids immediately recognized one of the actors as a kid from the show iCarly. He actually did a decent job. I recognized the female lead, but couldn't place her. I later discovered she was Lori on The Walking Dead. No wonder I didn't have an affinity for her!

    My best synopsis is that it was like Twister with more dramatic story lines, bigger special effects, and significantly worse acting. There was also a pair of completely idiotic characters thrown in. I can only imagine they were there for comic relief, but it didn't work...at all.

    30 Days of Night - I re-watched this one with my 18 year old son. I *really* like this movie. I like the premise of vampires going to a place where the sun will be down for an extended period of time. I like how they lead up to the reveal of the vampires - both that we don't see them right away and that the people don't know for certain what they are dealing with. I like the "design" of this vampire clan - they are brutal, animalistic, and foreign. They saw themselves as distinctly separate from humans. No glamorizing or seduction going on in this movie! And I like the conclusion of the story. I have no idea why this movie only had 2 stars on my guide. Yes, it has its unbelievable horror story moments, but I think its differences from the standard vampire trope make it a great watch!
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    Watched Snowpiercer and Drive this weekend. Guess I was going for the one word titles, eh? Snowpiercer is a dystopian story, and the adults are driving the plot this time. The world froze because of a failed global warming solution. The last remaining people on earth are on a nonstop train divided by class. John Hurt and Chris Evans do a fabulous job, and Tilda Swinton's character is a hoot! Very good hidden gem of a movie.

    Drive was interesting. The driver, Ryan Gosling's character, scared the crap out me. It left me wondering what his background was that could be so violent so easily, yet calm. Not a lot of dialogue in this one, and had an 80s vibe.

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