Breaking the Maya Code
The complex and beautiful hieroglyphic script of the ancient Maya was until recently one of the last great undeciphered writing systems. Based on the best-selling book by Michael Coe, called by the New York Times "one of the great stories of 20th century scientific discovery", Breaking the Maya Code traces the epic quest to unlock the secrets of the script across 200 years, nine countries and three continents.
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(es) wrote: Very honest portrayal and great insight into Snoop; love finding out more about the man, his family, his hip-hop brothers and sisters. Fun ride...feels like you are chilling on the couch and being told the story by Snoop and his peeps...
(ca) wrote: Rewatch: It's been a while since I first watched this. I know a lot more about baseball and the history of baseball, and I still think it's probably the best baseball movie I've seen. Not sure how accurate it is...some say spot on, others say liberties. Either way, I think the story is told, and told effectively via great portrayals from Pepper and Jane.Growing up a huge McGwire fan, I was well-aware of this record, and I have quite a bit of McGwire memorabilia that I thought might one day be worth a lot of money. Naturally, I was quite sad to learn that even a classy guy like McGwire was not above cheating. A recent interview with one of the NY pitchers from that 61 season brought this movie back to mind and I had to rewatch.For as soft as I think Billy Crystal is, I like some of the effort he made to bring the true characters to life. Mantle has plenty of flaws and a smart, dirty mouth. Well, that's about it. I really hope Mel Allen and Rizzuto didn't say their catch phrases as often as they do in the movie. God, that would have killed baseball for me. In talking with the Yankee, I did remember and ask about the "X" scene. He confirmed it happened, but I just read it actually happened during 62 spring training. Oh well, still a great story. Those sports writers are bush league. Funny I was thinking that and hating on them, then Baltimore in the movie pulls a bush league move on the mound and is called on it. That's one of my favorite things to call something stupid...bush league. Sometimes I like it when something is bush league just so I can say it. But anyway, the Yankee also recalled the press really harping on and getting to Maris, then one day, one of the writers was in the dugout and Maris about kicked his ass. Hard to imagine when the press actually mattered that much, but also hard to imagine why they'd be such pricks. Anyway, a pretty damn solid sports movie. I've seen my share and it's up there with the best of them. Given the McGwire footage and the start and end, and the way I actually felt a little bad when he broke the record, even before knowing about his cheating or the Maris story, I went ahead and purchased a copy. Good stuff.Original: One of the better baseball movies featuring two underrated actors. Pepper is great as Maris and Jane as Mantle. Best stuff: the X and anti-Ruth comments from Mantle.
(jp) wrote: Very interesting..& set in one of my favorite places, Montana.
(kr) wrote: Radu is back this time for his final outing? Hopefully. Since those little severed finger puppet Subspecies monsters are completely and utterly absent. Which is too bad, since their green screen marching is really one of the freek power selling points of this otherwise, slightly less than mundane vampire saga. This time around, the resurrection is handled with no finesse and the car crash deaths of Mr. embassy and michelle's sister is just too convenient. I mean, its like one of those, "okay, I guess that happened" moments in cinema. Sure, I watched the doc, so I know why they did it, but it is still...totally, um.The addition of wacky Dr. Blud and the "Pilates vampires" Ash and Serena (in order to introduce their further adventures in VAMPIRE DIARIES!) leads to a lot of standing around. Or in the case of the two vampires, kneeling over topless women with blood running down their chins. Radu does not have much to do in this one. And the creepy effects and other running shadow jokes are downplayed, probably for budgetary reasons. The ending on this one is even less satisfying than the others, if that is even possible. The real stinker of the trilogy.
(ca) wrote: Amazing story of Ludwig von Beethoven told through flashbacks while a friend of the Maestro tries to find who is 'immortal beloved' is.This movie is just about perfect. The acting is so real it hurts, the cinemtography, sets, costumes, actors; they are all perfect.And then there is the soundtrack....
(es) wrote: This is the balls. You get two for the price of one. A hammer horror and some Shaw Brothers kung-fu. Peter Cushing plays Van Helsing for the final time and lots of weird shit goes down.
(mx) wrote: Saw it before and really love his movies
(fr) wrote: If you are in the mood, sit down and watch Soylent Green, Logan's Run and this film back to back to back. I love the 70's vision of the future. It's easy to say it looks dated now, but bad CGI from 7 years ago looks just as dated. Give it a chance, it's an enjoyable movie. Fans of the genre will appreciate it even more.
(ag) wrote: Pretty good for being a Elvis flick, the storys he had to play in...
(es) wrote: Sort-of bland with a meaning through the nice artistic form of a foreign storytelling that's generally a nice enjoyment. (B)(Full review coming soon - requires another viewing)
(fr) wrote: I totally forgot about it
(it) wrote: A rivetting sequel/prequel by Brett Ratner. Starring Edward Norton, Ralph Fiennes and Anthony Hopkins
(mx) wrote: Beautiful movie! This is my favorite heist film of all time. Funny/Charming story of people brought together by their community service sentence and attempt to get ahead in life. You should definitely watch this!