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I enjoyed the movie. There are scenes which are not for the faint of heart, as you get an indepth picture of some of the atrocities which have taken place as a result of rebel groups financed by "conflict diamonds". Frankly, you get the impression (much like watching Black Hawk Down or Hotel Rwanda) that some countries in Africa are simply hopeless; and that the lives in these countries are, as Thomas Hobbes said: "nasty, brutish, and short."

I liked Leonardo DiCaprio in this movie (I'm not one of his biggest fans), and I liked Djimon Hounsou as well (although there were certain scenes with him that drove me crazy since the character did not always act rationally).

I would recommend watching.
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Rounders (for about the 25th time). Great story and acting... I really love this flick.


I concur.

So what do you think KGB had in the final hand? Pocket Aces, or 10's?


Still trying to figure that out. Maybe that's why I keep watching this movie! Wink

"He beat me. Straight up. Pay him. Pay that man his money."
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Last night:
Scarface
Perfect Stranger

Tonight:
The Professional


Daym!!! Didn't know you were a gangsta K?! Makes me want to pop in my copy, maybe tomorrow eve?



Just saw Changeling. Loved it, 3 1/2 stars. Not oscar-worthy, but it's paced much like Million Dollar Baby, and I hope Eastwood lives to be 150, so I can keep enjoying his films. IMO, he'll be spoken of in the same breath as Allen, Truffaut or Kurosawa in the history books.
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Grand Canyon


How did you like this? And, curious how it compared for you to Crash??



Indy, I saw the movie on release, and think I enjoyed it more this time around, perhaps due to being 17 years older. Red Face

I did see similarities with Crash, but think the goal of each movie was different.

How about you...

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