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For those who are interested in the art, lives, and travels of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, check out this just released documentary, "Frida." It’s a beautiful mixture of archived films, still photos, animations, and is superbly narrated. I enjoyed it more than the movie "Frida" with Selma Hayek from 20 or so years ago. It's on Amazon Prime.

 

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We just watched part I of the newest Mission Impossible movie. I can only compare it to Titanic. They could have cut out 40 minutes without losing anything.
 

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Pride and Prejudice
(2005)- A favorite early 19th Century romance set in England, so well done. Outstanding characters all around. It’s practically impossible not to like this. :D


 

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View attachment 28834Pride and Prejudice (2005)- A favorite early 19th Century romance set in England, so well done. Outstanding characters all around. It’s practically impossible not to like this. :D


This story reflects an interesting historical fact regarding inheritance laws in 19th Century England that limited women’s’ ability to inherit.

So if you had a bunch of daughters, you mostly hoped you get them married off.
 

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Elvis (2022)- Good movie, the early years were great, I enjoyed the story being told from the perspective of the Colonel (Tom Hanks). Austin Butler who I just enjoyed watching in Masters if the Air, does a great job portraying Elvis. He even sings as Elvis in the first half of the movie.

It’s amazing (even though acting) is watching young female teens lose their minds watching this performer gyrate on the stage. :)

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We just watched part I of the newest Mission Impossible movie. I can only compare it to Titanic. They could have cut out 40 minutes without losing anything.
They could’ve not made it at all and not lost much. And I hate these two-part money grabs, though they’re hardly the first to do that. I’m afraid the M:I series has just become a vehicle for Cruise to demonstrate his considerable stunt abilities at the expense of solid storytelling.
 

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On the other hand, we’ve spent the last 3 nights watching the first 3 Tremors movies. The first two held up, while the other 4 (5?) were never that got to start with.
 

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The Offer.

It's a ten episode series about the making of The Godfather. Not a documentary, but rather a movie using actors to recreate how the movie was made, including problems and issues that came up during its production.

The acting was a little ho-hum in the beginning, but improved a lot during the series. It was entertaining.
 

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Over the last several days, watched the 4 movies of The Hunger Games Trilogy (2012-2015)- An excellent story and screen adaptation. The first is the best, the last is the least best, except for the resolution of the conflict. I loved the reaction of President Snow to The Mockingjay’s surprise move at the climax. Jennifer Lawrence is such a good actress who makes acting look so easy.

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Over the last several days, watched the 4 movies of The Hunger Games Trilogy (2012-2015)- An excellent story and screen adaptation. The first is the best, the last is the least best, except for the resolution of the conflict. I loved the reaction of President Snow to The Mockingjay’s surprise move at the climax. Jennifer Lawrence is such a good actress who makes acting look so easy.

I thought the second one was the best, but agree the last is not great.
 

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.. decided to get 'Moonstruck' once again, and viewed this 1987 romantic comedy on Mother's Day evening -- it had been a long while since a previous viewing, but it still worked, and did its thing. A vibrant Cher, very young, fiesty Nicolas Cage, and cast of wonderful supporting senior actors. Plus, some of Puccini's La Boheme score to ensure "love was in the air". Yeah, a much-enjoyed experience once again.

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Watched Nefarious which was way better than my low expectations. The premise is there is a convict on death row claiming to be possessed by a demon and a psychologist has to determine if he is insane and therefor wouldn’t be able to be executed. I almost didn’t watch it just based on that premise which could easily be a cheese-fest. I was expecting a lot of eye rolling horror tropes but it’s more psychological than supernatural. It’s very dialog heavy and gives you a lot to think about. I think the actor who played the convict deserves an Oscar.

The only thing I found a little cringey was the convict claimed the forces of Hell were winning the battle through using our own freewill to do evil acts against us and then the psychologist countered with a small speech about all the progress we’ve made on equality and civil rights. Not only is that easily countered with all the evil going on in the world, but I was shocked to find out it came out in 2023. Based on that speech I would have thought it came out pre-Trump because you can’t look back at the last 8 years and conclude everybody is onboard with equality and civil rights. Maybe it was a writing decision to make the movie a little more timeless by not getting into the specifics of today.
 
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