I'm glad the lovely Chinese lady is back from her holiday. We bought plenty of DVDs from her and here are the recent movies we watched:
1. The Debt
**It stars Helen Mirren, Sam Worthington, Jessica Chastain, among others. It's about Mossad agents trying to capture a Nazi criminal in Berlin and bring it back to Israel to stand on trial. It has stellar cast performance and one movie I'd recommned.
2. True Grit
**I have a thing for horses so i do enjoy watching American Western films. This one made me cry. It has beautiful life lessons -- though i wish the movie had subtitles as i had a hard time making out some of the movie lines.
3. The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (2011)
**I love the Millennium series. In fact, I've been reading all three books again and again. It's quiet fascinating. It's one heck of a movie material too. But sadly, Dragon Tattoo was poorly directed, and Rooney Mara didn't feel her character until the last scene. She may have studied Salander but some lines - which were suppose to be delivered cold and unhurried - were simply memorized. I wish it was Russel Crowe who took the role of Blomkvist and Keira Knightley would have been perfect as Salander. I have seen clips of the Swedish version of the movie and I think that was way far better than the Hollywood version. Still I am utterly delighted there will be a sequel. I think I will faint to see Salander and Blomkvist kiss onscreen hahahaaaa!
4. Footloose (2011)
**Now this..I love how it was executed. But my husband thinks there should have been a better plot. Well he's a lot older than me and definitely more conservative (peace, Honey!) but I think I like how it teaches parents to ultimately learn to trust their kids. That the more you hover and try to clip their wings, the more they will come to defy you. The bottom line is, our children do not like it when we feel disappointed with them. They are young, they will make mistakes yet that should not prevent us parents from letting them have fun.
5. Immortals (2011)
**Freida Pinto as the virgin oracle is stunning in this movie loosely based on Greek myths of Theseus. Greek mythology is always a fascinating subject and if you enjoyed Clash of the Titans, this you will appreciate too.