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    Very good thread! Everybody loves the films! I like mainly films with the message for people and society. Especially two films "Up in the Air" (George Clooney) and "The Adjustment Bureau" (Matt Damon) have a positive message for us on the end of the film.


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    Lol at the title of the thread. What happened to the 'bad' movies? Are we allowed to discuss them, or are they banned?

    I enjoy political thrillers most of all and so I'll be watching 'The Iron Lady' perhaps this weekend. The performance of Meryl Streep should not be missed [according to reviews of the movie, but apparently the script is not the greatest], but no matter, it's Streep that I'm paying to see; already there is Oscar buzz regarding her portrayal of Margaret Thatcher.

    I have seen 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.' I liked it & give it an 8/10. Here is a review that doesn't give too much away:

    "The actors were well chosen. Plummer makes for a jolly old codger. Craig has either gained weight or donned bulky sweaters, but he looks believably un-Bond-like as Blomkvist. Mara may be familiar as Mark Zuckerberg’s girlfriend in Fincher’s last film,The Social Network. Or maybe not, with her black hair, omnipresent cigarette and androgynous motorcycle fashion (although all of that disappears in one scene only hinted at in the Swedish original)."

    http://arts.nationalpost.com/2011/12...dragon-tattoo/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beaver101 View Post

    Casino Jack (money & politics) ... 8/10 for the acting.
    Money & politics? Those are my fav. subjects, so I better put it on my list to watch.

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    Yes looking forward to seeing 'The Iron Lady'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toronto.gal View Post
    Lol at the title of the thread. What happened to the 'bad' movies? Are we allowed to discuss them, or are they banned?
    Speaking of which, just watched Tucker and Dale vs Evil, this afternoon. Ridiculous comedy/slasher flick. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1465522/ Thought it was pretty funny. Plus it has Katrina Bowden, whom I want to have babies with.

    Also watched The lost Skeleton of Cadavra yesterday. Funny if you're a scientist! - watch the trailer before renting/downloading though... http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0307109/

    GOOD movies? Just re-watched Identity and Inception over Christmas. Both pretty solid movies.

    Haven't really seen any good new movies. In the last few years though I though Up was pretty good, as was District 9, the King's Speech, Babel.

    Couple of favourite oldies are Tootsie, The Maltese Falcon, The Apartment.

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    Just watched the King's Speech again. Very good.

    Wasn't District 9 something. Very well done on a tight budget. Seeing the Caspir's took me back to days in Jo'burg. Love the accents too.
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    District 9 was absolutely amazing. Best movie I watched last year.

    I remember taping it thinking it would be some cheesy sci-fi futuristic thing (which it was), but incredibly gripping.
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    Yes exactly! My son (the movie critic) had raved about it and he was right. The irony of it was great too. Very well done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Four Pillars View Post
    District 9 was absolutely amazing. Best movie I watched last year.

    I remember taping it thinking it would be some cheesy sci-fi futuristic thing (which it was), but incredibly gripping.
    Good science fiction is usually one of the better vehicles for social commentary. I really liked Distict 9. It wasn't exactly subtle with its allusion to apartheid, though.

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    Apartheid wasn't exactly subtle either!

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