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Movie Monday

November 4, 2011

A few Mondays ago I saw two movies. At cinema. Previews for the Swedish market. They can be a bit late sometimes with films so I don’t know if they’ve been out for ages in other parts of the world.

First, The Ides of March with Ryan Gosling and George Clooney. From the cover and the Swedish title “Maktens Män” something like Men of Power kind of gave it away, men in politics. And it was.

Men abusing their powers, being owned by power, doing everything to be in a power position. Politics. Nothing less. Nothing more.

It was interesting. And it didn’t get too boring as films like this can. Also, now I know again how campaigning can be like.

Second, was Attack the Block. British sci-fi. Sci-fi means bad. Mostly bad. Almost always. And when it involves weird creepy creatures… I had nightmares after watching Gremlins.

On the good side, Attack the Block was very funny following a group of teens in South London mugging and fighting the creatures. And joking around so I didn’t have to keep sinking down in my chair. I was close to the floor a few times.

Of the two, I liked the second one best. They’re sort of complete contrasts. Different genres. Different worlds. Different people. Different ways of life. Shouldn’t even be comparing. But there was one thing. They all want to be in power.

The Ides of March - movie - George Clooney and Ryan Gosling Attack the Block - movie - group of teens - by Joe Cornish