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Saw Cave of Forgotten Dreams. The cave's name is "Chauvet cave". It's a documentary on the oldest cave ever found with the oldest drawings and art ever to be found in history - flawless drawings on inside on the walls that were dated back 30,000-40,000 years. The art was nothing short of beautiful and breath taking. One can't believe the talent that existed that far back. The walls inside a cave as you can imagine are very rocky and bumpy. All the contours and curves were used to make it appear almost 3D like. It was really amazing. It confirmed the speculation of whether or not lions of that era had manes. The drawing cleary proved that they were mane-less. The cave bear drawings, cave lion drawings, the hourses running, the rhinos, and much more. What makes it so unique os that the way the cave was sealed long ago helped preserve the bones, footprints, drawings, and everyting inside as if it were all done just weeks ago. There are footprints of a little boy and prints of a wolf walking side-by-side, really awsome.

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The Ardèche Gorges in France is often referred to as the 'Grand Canyon' of Europe with spectacular limestone cliffs towering up to 1000ft above the meandering river below. The entrance to which is through the famous Pont D'Arc based near Vallon which at 192ft is, according to the Natural Arch and Bridge Society, "the largest natural bridge in Europe". It was here that the discovery of the Chauvet cave was made in 1994.



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Just watched Hunger Games, and it was phenomenal. I can only imagine what the books are like. So much substance, the movie is saying so much between the lines, a must see.
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Saw Cave of Forgotten Dreams. The cave's name is "Chauvet cave". It's a documentary on the oldest cave ever found with the oldest drawings and art ever to be found in history - flawless drawings on inside on the walls that were dated back 30,000-40,000 years. The art was nothing short of beautiful and breath taking. One can't believe the talent that existed that far back. The walls inside a cave as you can imagine are very rocky and bumpy. All the contours and curves were used to make it appear almost 3D like. It was really amazing. It confirmed the speculation of whether or not lions of that era had manes. The drawing cleary proved that they were mane-less. The cave bear drawings, cave lion drawings, the hourses running, the rhinos, and much more. What makes it so unique os that the way the cave was sealed long ago helped preserve the bones, footprints, drawings, and everyting inside as if it were all done just weeks ago. There are footprints of a little boy and prints of a wolf walking side-by-side, really awsome.

The cave was found in this area:

Beat me to it. I just saw it a few days ago on Netflix streaming at my girlfriend's house. Might have to ease up in my criticism of the streaming thing. It was a bit slow in spots but WOW, what a flick nonetheless.

I too was struck by the talent of the artists. Seems like cave art is often sorta simplistic - a lot of this stuff was very well done. I don't have much patience for the oft heard line about our ancestors living in the dark ages. Plenty of evidence that people of different eras before ours had enormous talent and ingenuity.

One amazing part was the apparent fact (carbon 14 dating) that one picture was sorta laid over another that was done 5000 years previously (!?). 5000 years seems like forever in our time. 3000 BCE is an era just barely on the radar of history. Imagining humans in approx 25,000 BCE discovering a cave that was used 5,000 years previous is sorta mind boggling.

Herzog is a wild film maker. If you've not seen his work much, check it out. Aguirre Wrath of God, The Mystery of Kaspar Hauser, Fitzcarraldo, Where the Green Ants Dream are all good IMO. His film Nosferatu the Vampyre was the only film, I swear, that made me wake up in a cold sweat the night after I saw it. He also made the Grizzly Man film, worth seeing.

My other recent good movie experience:

Sorry to go so mainstream but we saw The Artist recently and I gotta say, it lived up to the hype. A really charming flick IMO.
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Just watched Hunger Games, and it was phenomenal. I can only imagine what the books are like. So much substance, the movie is saying so much between the lines, a must see.
Her home village scenes were filmed literally 3 minutes away from my house.

Saw "Midnight in Paris" it was surprisingly good. Especially for an Owen Wilson film...
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Her home village scenes were filmed literally 3 minutes away from my house.

Saw "Midnight in Paris" it was surprisingly good. Especially for an Owen Wilson film...
thats pretty cool, did you see the set in the process of filming?
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thats pretty cool, did you see the set in the process of filming?
Saw a lot of the prep work and set dressing and such. But they cordoned the area off when they started filming.
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Beat me to it. I just saw it a few days ago on Netflix streaming at my girlfriend's house. Might have to ease up in my criticism of the streaming thing. It was a bit slow in spots but WOW, what a flick nonetheless.

I too was struck by the talent of the artists. Seems like cave art is often sorta simplistic - a lot of this stuff was very well done. I don't have much patience for the oft heard line about our ancestors living in the dark ages. Plenty of evidence that people of different eras before ours had enormous talent and ingenuity.

One amazing part was the apparent fact (carbon 14 dating) that one picture was sorta laid over another that was done 5000 years previously (!?). 5000 years seems like forever in our time. 3000 BCE is an era just barely on the radar of history. Imagining humans in approx 25,000 BCE discovering a cave that was used 5,000 years previous is sorta mind boggling.

Herzog is a wild film maker. If you've not seen his work much, check it out. Aguirre Wrath of God, The Mystery of Kaspar Hauser, Fitzcarraldo, Where the Green Ants Dream are all good IMO. His film Nosferatu the Vampyre was the only film, I swear, that made me wake up in a cold sweat the night after I saw it. He also made the Grizzly Man film, worth seeing.

My other recent good movie experience:

Sorry to go so mainstream but we saw The Artist recently and I gotta say, it lived up to the hype. A really charming flick IMO.
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Going to see Cabin in the Woods tonight.

Anyone know what the largest, loudest, and awsomest cinema is in Toronto? Is it Scotia Theatre on John St??
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In A Better World (Hævnen - Dutch) won the 2010 Oscar for best foreign language film. It is fantastic - recommend seeing it on Blu-Ray as it's beautifully shot. Hollywood rarely makes films this good anymore.
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21 Jump Street was actually very funny. Typically when you hear all that hype it turns out to be terrible, not the case with this movie IMO
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21 Jump Street was actually very funny. Typically when you hear all that hype it turns out to be terrible, not the case with this movie IMO
Was it really? Our plans to see Cabin in the Woods were canceled for Goon. Everyone said Goon was funny but I think it was pretty crappy over all. Now I'm hesitant to se 21 Jump Street
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The Station Agent (and Peter Dinklage was fantastic as usual).

Cafe (2011). Interesting and light small production movie with Jennifer Love Hewitt. But my advise is to rent and watch it without checking it out first on IMDB or similar. No trailer, no reviews. Just watch it first so you don't get a spoiler.
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The Station Agent (and Peter Dinklage was fantastic as usual).

Cafe (2011). Interesting and light small production movie with Jennifer Love Hewitt. But my advise is to rent and watch it without checking it out first on IMDB or similar. No trailer, no reviews. Just watch it first so you don't get a spoiler.
That's enough info for me to not see it
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Just watched Contraband.

Marc Wahlberg is the MF Man!!!!!!!!!!
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Was it really? Our plans to see Cabin in the Woods were canceled for Goon. Everyone said Goon was funny but I think it was pretty crappy over all. Now I'm hesitant to se 21 Jump Street
Absolutely, I was laughing for 50% of the movie. Whenever there's a ton of hype surrounding a movie I usually assume its not gonna be that good. This movie was that good
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Her home village scenes were filmed literally 3 minutes away from my house.

Saw "Midnight in Paris" it was surprisingly good. Especially for an Owen Wilson film...
I liked that film a lot, except for Woody Allens' preference for shooting it in a very warm tone. Those daylight scenes in Paris would have been beautiful otherwise.

Watched "We Bought a Zoo" this weekend. I really liked it and it's based on a true story. Matt Damon and Scarlett Johansson were great in it.

Also watched "Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol" on BD. Great action film and it had quite a bit of humor in it too.
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Just watched Contraband.

Marc Wahlberg is the MF Man!!!!!!!!!!
Didn't think it would be good, but I liked it! Good movie
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CABIN IN THE WOODS

Loved it! Great movie. Modern horror flick bu actually successful. I hope part 2 seems possible.
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CABIN IN THE WOODS

Loved it! Great movie. Modern horror flick bu actually successful. I hope part 2 seems possible.
I have a thread going about this movie. It is "Critically Acclaimed" and one of the best Horror movies in recent memory. The movie was so well executed and refreshing. Hope to see more from the director.
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Not what I expected and that was a good thing. Great cinematography and music.
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