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Yesterday morning, I watched the third library movie: The Last Samurai. First and foremost, I want to comment on the movie's cinematography. Beautiful and breathtaking scenery. I also like how in one scene, the camera panshot allowed them to hide a decapitation behind a tree and not make it obvious that's what they were doing. Great job. Tom Cruise played the drunken 19th century American asshole very well and I honestly thought he portrayed the level of soften during the course of the film quite well. In an article I wrote for my high school newspaper, that was republished in The Lewiston Sun-Journal actually, I said Cruise "actually acted" in Jerry Maguire. This movie makes his performance in that look like amateur theater. Best of all, like The Red Corner and the Chinese language before it, the Japanese actors here speak Japanese in scenes that don't have English speakers, and, when they either probably don't know English or don't want the Americans to understand them, they are also speaking Japanese.

As I mentioned before, we're having our second Church Family Movie Night. The movies (Yes, we're giving people a choice this time) will be Akeelah and the Bee and Eight Below. From what I've heard, it sounds like we'll be getting the same amount of attendees as last time but I'll probably like the movie better this time so that's an improvement in itself...

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