Top 100 Movie Review: No. 039 – Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

Ranked 039 on the IMDb Top 100 Movie List (as at May 2017).
Watched movie during the month of May 2020.

Cast: Harrison Ford (Indiana ‘Indy’ Jones), Karen Allen (Marion), Paul Freeman (René Belloq), Ronald Lacey (Major Arnold Toht), John Rhys-Davies (Sallah), Denholm Elliott (Brody), Wolf Kahler (Colonel Dietrich)
Director:  Steven Spielberg
My rating: 8.0 / 10

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Top 100 Movie Review: No. 040 – Rocky (1976)

Ranked 040 on the IMDb Top 100 Movie List (as at May 2017).
Watched movie during the month of May 2020.

Cast: Sylvester Stallone (Rocky), Talia Shire (Adrian), Burt Young (Paulie), Carl Weathers (Apollo), Burgess Meredith (Mickey)
Director:  John G. Avildsen
My rating: 8.5 / 10

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Top 100 Movie Review: No. 041 – A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)

Ranked 041 on the IMDb Top 100 Movie List (as at May 2017).
Watched movie during the month of May 2020.

Cast: Vivien Leigh (Blanche), Marlon Brando (Stanley), Kim Hunter (Stella), Karl Malden (Mitch), Rudy Bond (Steve)
Director:  Elia Kazan
My rating: 8.5 / 10

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Top 100 Movie Review: No. 042 – The Philadelphia Story (1940)

Ranked 042 on the IMDb Top 100 Movie List (as at May 2017).
Watched movie during the month of May 2020.

Cast: Cary Grant (C. K. Dexter Haven), Katharine Hepburn (Tracy Lord), James Stewart (Mike Connor), John Howard (George Kittredge), Ruth Hussey (Liz Imbrie)
Director:  George Cukor
My rating: 5.5 / 10

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Destination: Belgium

Established: Treaty of Verdun – August 843,  Republic – 22 September 1792
Population: 11,515,793 (2019)
Religion: 62.8%% Christianity, 29.3% No religion, 6.8% Islam
Language: Dutch, French, German
Capital: Brussels
Order of Visit: Eleventh
First Visit: 04 May 2006
Last Visit: 23 June 2009
Duration: 9 Days
Highlights: Atomium, Belgium waffles, Bruges Market Square, Chocó-Story Museum, Bruges Canal, Our Lady’s Cathedral, Grote Market, Steen Castle, Antwerp Diamond Museum, Fort Breendonk, Rubens House
Cities: Antwerp, Bruges, Brussels
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Destination: France 

Established: Treaty of Verdun – August 843, Republic – 22 September 1792
Population: 67,076,000 (2020 Estimate)
Religion: 57.5% Roman Catholic, 35% Non-religious, 3.5% other faiths, 3% Protestant
Language: French
Capital: Paris
Order of Visit: Tenth
First Visit: 24 April 2006
Last Visit: 8 July 2006
Duration: 18 Days
Highlights: Chateau De Versailles, Climbing the Eiffel Tower, Disneyland Paris, Notre Dame Cathedral, Moulin Rouge, The Louvre, Arc de Triumph, Auguste Rodin’s House, Sacre Coeur Monument, Night bike ride along the Seine River, Promenade des Anglais, Beaches at Cannes, The Palace of the Popes (Avignon) 
Cities: Avignon, Cannes, Paris, Nice
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Destination: Swaziland (now Eswatini)

Established: Kingdom of Eswatini 1968
Population: 1,093,238 (census 2017)
Religion: Christianity  (83%), African Traditional Religions (15%)
Language: Swazi, English
Capital: Mbabane
Order of Visit: Ninth
First Visit: 8 April 2006
Last Visit: 8 April 2006
Duration: 1 Day
Must Do: Enjoy the stunning countryside
Cities: None
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