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Zero dark Thirty I saw the other day and thought it was ok, quite brutal in parts and probably could've been condensed into a 2 hr film rather than nearly 3 hrs.
I saw it yesterday and enjoyed it immensely; it was a bit on the long side, admittedly, but I certainly enjoyed it. It builds very well to its conclusion. (Spoiler alert: they get him).
Lincoln: an absolute masterpiece; DDL is superb as Abe. Coincidentally, I'm actually reading Doris Goodwins's "Team of Rivals", on which the film is based; it helps to read this and know some of the personalities involvved. I enjoyed it thoroughly; DDL is a shoe-in for the Oscar.
Les Mis: was looking fwd to this for over a year and was not disappointed; brilliant performances all around and a worthy tribute to this superb musical.
I'm looking forward to seeing the Hitchcock movie. As for others ... Django was certainly a most enjoyable movie, with superb performances all around; Waltz, Foxx and DiCaprio were very good, but for me, Samuel L. Jackson was one of the best.; he's that class of actor that can steal a movie with even a relatively small role.
I enjoyed Life of Pi; it was thought provoking visually superb ... though unlike some of the longer movies, I did find myself looking at my watch at certain times. Still, a very good and enjoyable movie.
Argo - sadly missed this in my local cinema, but will certainly get it out on DVD when it comes (if we have anywhere left to rent or buy DVDs at the rate things are going - with Blockbuster and HMV on the way out!!)
So, certainly a bumper crop of movies to get us through those horrid, cold winter months!