For Memorial Day I watched the World War II story, Unbroken. It was pretty good, but yes, the book was better. Angelina Jolie directed it, and I enjoyed some of the flight scenes of the bomber and the battles in midair. The movie was taken a little bit out of order from the book, however, and I think she could have dwelled on Louie Zamperini's time in pilot training a bit more, so that we could have learned a bit more about his crew. But I understand she had a lot of ground to cover with the film. Overall though a pretty good film.
The El Rey Network still has been interviewing famous directors, which you can access through Youtube. So far Guillermo Del Toro, Francis Ford Coppola, Quentin Tarantino have been interviewed. He has more of these coming up and I look forward to them The Del Toro interview is divided up in to several parts, so you'll have to track down the other parts on YT.