47 Great Movie Moments #44 – Gettysburg

And we continue with this series of 47 moments in film that I love. (Why 47?)  I am almost not 47 anymore, so I should really get these done.  This is number #44, and for this one we stick with a movie that’s set in the same era as last time.

Gettysburg (1993)

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The Martian (for realsies this time)

So, in my last post I promised I’d actually talk about The Martian, the movie – not just about random little details about the American space program or trivia about actors that were connected with The Martian.  The short story is that I really liked this movie, and I think I’m liking it more as time goes on.  This I think is pretty significant for me as I feel like often there are movies that I like when I’m watching them, but later as I’m thinking of it I realize all sorts of things that bother me about it.  With The Martian, so far there’s none of that.  There’s really not a thing that sticks out as just being kind of stupid, which really, with me, almost never happens.

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Looper

I’ve found “Looper” a challenging film to write about.  The log-line looks exactly like something I’d really get into with it’s high concept time travel (criminals from the future send people they want to be killed into the past to be gunned down by “loopers” – hit men who then dispose of the body where future technology cannot find it.  One day looper Joe Simmons recognizes his latest victim as…himself.  What will he/they do?)  Unfortunately, the actual viewing proved less satisfying.  Continue reading Looper