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  1. In the last 100 years, scientist have proven many facts about the .
  2. I was very when I arrived at work this morning because of all the traffic.
  3. This movie almost makes you believe that talking monkeys are a .
  4. When he was ten years old he wrote the for a play.
  5. The movie follows the story of a looking for a killer.
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574 Movie Magic

Nitya and Todd talk about the various movies they like to watch.

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The most important thing about a movie is, does it have good dialog.

The 'dialog' in a movie is the conversation between the characters.  Notice the following:

  1. The special effects were amazing, but the dialog was horrible.
  2. The actors talked so fast I could barely understand the dialog.


I like something which is so different, something which is about the universe, or something which is about rockets.

In this case, 'universe' refers to the Earth and space around it.  It includes people, places, the moon, stars, etc.  Notice the following:

  1. The creature looked like something from another universe.
  2. Where in the universe does the movie take place?


Detective movies.

A 'detective' is an investigator who works to solve crimes or find information.  Notice the following:

  1. When he was young he always wanted to be a detective.
  2. There is a detective working on the murder case right now.


I guess for the reality, I prefer the Hollywood movie.

'Reality' is something that is or appears to be real.  When talking about a movie, this may be believable special effects.  Notice the following:

  1. The reality of the scene made it seem possible.
  2. The costume and make up created an amazing sense of reality.


I get so irritated

'Irritated' is similar to annoyed, frustrated or angry, although it is not as strong as angry.  Notice the following:

  1. The sound of an alarm clock is very irritating.
  2. Tommy, don't irritate your sister.


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