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Manda Bala -- interesting documentary about the corruption in Brazil and how it reaches nearly all aspects of daily life.  However, there's really no point to it.  It's basically just an examination of corruption.  At the end, you're just left with a feeling of "that sucks".

Cirque du Freak: Vampire's Assistant:  Loved it.  Loved it.  LOVED it.  John C. Reilly is over the top and hysterical, as well as William DaFoe.  The story is entertaining, the movie moves along and it's fun and lighthearted.  The darker side is meh, but Mr. Tiny is outrageously gross.

Terminator Salvation:  I liked it.  And how much $ is Bale rolling in, having basically scored every major action leading role for men in like, the last seven years?  And in each role, he completely inhibits it.  I'm never thinking, Oh, that's how he was in Batman.

Munich:  Excellently acted.  The pacing can be a bit slow sometimes, but the acting/direction/script is so brilliant, you don't really care.  As far as the questions Spielberg raises, those are nice too.  I like that there's no judgement in the movie.

Bridge on the River Kwai -- For having been shot in 1957, this movie hasn't aged at all.  It's beautifully shot, incredibly well acted, and an interesting story.  I did find myself watching it in the fast forward mode, but it was more an issue of having the time to watch it.

Also, I read Girl with the Dragon Tatoo and I think it blows.  There were about 50 pages of interesting stuff in 600 pages of book.  I thought it was trite, contrived, and horribly shallow characterizations and story telling.  If international finance is your thing, you might at least get some entertainment value from that.

Other than that...wassup?

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    ReturnOfKuusReturnOfKuus member
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    edited December 2011
    I really hated Terminator: Salvation.  I mean, I enjoyed it for the most part, and I thought the scene with the humans hunting the terminator was especially powerful, but when I saw where they were going with the ending, the whole movie was ruined for me.  I don't like rolling my eyes at a terminator movie like I did at The Notebook, you know?  It makes me feel dirty.
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    VarunaTTVarunaTT member
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    edited December 2011
    I'll admit, the ending was a bit super sweet.  But all Terminator moives have ended that way.  The Terminator has to redeem himself.  So, I was alright with it.

    DH and I were wondering what it is exactly that Conner does to save the human race?  I don't think it's ever been explained fully, just that he is the salvation to the human race.  I'd like them to write that one out, but I'm not sure if it'd ever be satisfying.
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    ReturnOfKuusReturnOfKuus member
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    edited December 2011
    You've got a point there.  Maybe if you made up that story, that could be your ticket to the easy life.

    I do see what you're saying about the sweet endings in the original too.  For some reason, though, those seemed more touching and less schmaltzy.  Maybe a lighter hand was used with the emotion?
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    6fsn6fsn member
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    edited December 2011
    I'd rather hear a review of how you're doing.  What's up?
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    VarunaTTVarunaTT member
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    edited December 2011
    Meh, life is life.  My job is boring, but it pays the bills and there's larger goals to be had that I'm working towards, so it's alright.  I'm re-taking my LSAT class and taking the LSAT in October, period.  After I get my score, DH and I will sit down and discuss options.  If I don't go to law school, I have a master's program in mind that will be a very good fit for my interests as well (it's a masters in library science).  There are good and bad things about both tracks, but the LSAT is first to determining the tracks.

    DH and dogs are good.  MIL is here again, taking care of her parents, but has convinced them to move to AZ with her.  Now, they just have to get their house sold which is going to be easier said than done.

    I'm home b/c they're doing some sort of construction at work and they've been drilling, drilling, drilling into the cement all around us.  I could feel it vibrating my desk today.  It finally drove me insane, gave me a headache, and I left.
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    zsazsa-stlzsazsa-stl member
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    edited December 2011
    Have you ever been to the LIW house in Mansfield?  I'm going to see my brother in Columbia next month and I was thinking about taking a long, scenic route up there instead of going through St. Louis. That is the one place in MO that I've always wanted to go to but haven't seen yet, so I'm wondering if it is super disappointing or only mildly disappointing. 
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    VarunaTTVarunaTT member
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    edited December 2011
    Zsa, I have, but it was a looooooooooooooooooong time ago.  I mean like pre-teen Varuna going.  But I adored LIW and her books (I didnt know about the TV series for years for some reason and dont like it anyway) and I remember enjoying it.  I specifically remember the small stairway, but thats about it.  I think if its under $10, maybe $15 and youre a fan, yes, go.
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    zsazsa-stlzsazsa-stl member
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    edited December 2011

    Ok, thanks.  I have het to convince DH yet.  And I might change my mind and just go to St. Louis after all.

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    6fsn6fsn member
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    edited December 2011
    Glad to hear things are good.  Hopefully they'll do construction for a week.
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