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#3662 - 10/02/11 11:21 AM Re: Current Movies (2011) [Re: Barbara]
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I did, and I wasn't completely satisfied with it. It's an absorbing story, and Mirren and Wilkinson are terrific. So is Jesper Christensen as the villain...a pure embodiment of evil. But the movie asks you to believe just too many improbable things as it jumps back and forth in time. It's definitely worth seeing for the performances alone when it comes out on DVD, but it could have been a much better movie.

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#3678 - 10/03/11 04:52 PM Re: Current Movies (2011) [Re: Barbara]
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I had trouble keeping things straight, even the characters. It was hard to believe the three leads were older versions of the three young ones. The casting of the men was confusing.

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#3698 - 10/05/11 10:30 PM Re: Current Movies (2011) [Re: Barbara]
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Yeah, I had a problem with that, too. There's no way that anorexic, delicate girl could grow up into Helen Mirren.

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#3699 - 10/06/11 04:21 AM Re: Current Movies (2011) [Re: Barbara]
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Originally Posted By: Barbara
But I am sorry to have missed The Debt. I don't believe I've ever seen Helen Mirren and Tom Wilkinson act together before.


IMDB reveals that they appeared together in Prince of Jutland (1994) - never heard of it. Also Prime Suspect.

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#3702 - 10/07/11 06:02 PM Re: Current Movies (2011) [Re: Andrew]
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If it's not too late, go see Contagion. It's a surprisingly good movie.

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#3705 - 10/07/11 09:26 PM Re: Current Movies (2011) [Re: Barbara]
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Going tomorrow...on your rec, Lorna.

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#3707 - 10/08/11 01:35 PM Re: Current Movies (2011) [Re: Barbara]
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Uh-oh. It had better be good.

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#3710 - 10/09/11 02:56 PM Re: Current Movies (2011) [Re: Christopher]
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It was! Nothing at all like Virus or any of those other TV epidemic movies, but believable people doing believable things under great stress. I especially liked the way the CDC was shown, not as a bunch of automatons barking orders at one another, which is what we usually get. Good movie. Thank you, Lorna.

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#3850 - 10/22/11 08:52 PM Re: Current Movies (2011) [Re: ]
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If you like baseball, don't miss Moneyball. Even if you don't like baseball, don't miss Moneyball. It's not your typical sports movie. In fact, it's not about sports at all. It's about business, the wheeling and dealing behind the scenes, and the business just happens to be baseball. I have only a casual interest in the sport, but I got involved in this movie right from the start and stayed involved all the way through.

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#3891 - 10/28/11 09:01 PM Re: Current Movies (2011) [Re: Rita]
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One thing I liked about that movie was that Brad Pitt abandoned an annoying mannerism of his -- the jerky back-and-forth two-handed pointing gesture he's relied upon so much. It was a nice performance in a good movie.

Another good movie is The Ides of March -- George Clooney's movie of substance which he seems to alternate with lighter fare. Ides is a good, intense, political movie and rather courageous in its willingness to reveal feet of clay -- and not in the opposition party.

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