We visited Pompeii for the first time about a decade ago and to this day it remains one of the most surreal and awe-inspiring travel experiences that I’ve ever had. 203 more words
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Most folks associate Pompeii with the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD, an event which simultaneously killed an estimated 16,000 people and “froze” the surrounding area in ash, leaving an entire city nearly perfectly preserved for posterity. 1,293 more words
Here’s another big blockbuster for next year to look forward to. It strikes me as a cross between Gladiator and Volcano without Tommy Lee Jones, so judgment is fully reserved until I see the film, but I suspect that it will not be featured in the 2015 Oscar race. 59 more words
Pompeii - the story of a slave turned gladiator (with an obvious Titanicesque ending) stars Kit Harrington,of Game of Thrones, Emily Browning and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje. The film hits theaters Feb.