The International

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The International

I rented Hancock this weekend and it had the preview for this movie, The International. It looks pretty good. Comes out next month.

Here's the website.

http://www.everybodypays.com

Trailer:

http://www.apple.com/trailers/sony_pictures/theinternational/

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Re: The International
Mokosh wrote:

I rented Hancock this weekend and it had the preview for this movie, The International. It looks pretty good. Comes out next month.

Here's the website.

http://www.everybodypays.com

Trailer:

http://www.apple.com/trailers/sony_pictures/theinternational/

Oops, meant to post this in General. It's about a bank, its illegal activities and the guy trying to bring them down.

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Re: The International

Hi Mokosh-

   I just watched "The International" now that it is available for rental.  I thought it was pretty interesting.  Whoever wrote it is aware of a number of ideas many of us have come across, such as the role and power of debt (e.g., over debtor nations),  and of some of the theories on "the way things really work".  The movie illustrates ideas such as you'd see on our Controverisal thread (which I do not say to dismiss them by any means, rather just to say they are controversial)! 

   Has anyone else seen this movie now?  Thoughts?

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Saw it - slightly disappointed

I was very excited about this film when I first saw the preview.  However, it did not meet my (excessively high) expectations.  It had the potential to be brilliant due to the general theme of the movie.  I will say though, that I was happy to see a movie that explored this subject matter.

Another film that I recently watched for the first time is "V for Vendetta".  Fantastic movie.  I didn't have any interest in it when it first debuted in 2005, but I stumbled upon it a couple of months ago and absolutely loved it.  I think many of the like-minded individuals who frequent this site will enjoy it as well.

As many of you may know, Michael Moore is scheduled to release "Capitalism:  A Love Story" in October.  It aims to illustrate "the disastrous impact that corporate dominance and out-of-control profit motives have on the lives of Americans and citizens of the world."  Here's hoping it's a good film.

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Re: Saw it - just happy debt-theme came out in a movie

10Todd wrote:

"I was very excited about this film when I first saw the preview.  However, it did not meet my (excessively high) expectations.  It had the potential to be brilliant due to the general theme of the movie.  I will say though, that I was happy to see a movie that explored this subject matter."

   I think that's a very fair assessment, 10Todd.  I felt about the same way, except I think I was just so damned tickled that someone did a movie on the subject, and came right out and talked about the power debt gives the holders of debt over others, that I probably leaned more towards the positive side.  But yeah, it did have the potential to be even better/brilliant.

   re "V is for Vendetta", any more insight into what that's about?

   I was also interested to see about the movie Michael Moore is doing on Capitalism.  But while I am very interested in the topic, I am not convinced of his objectivity in covering a subject.  I'm not convinced in his ability to separate his own beliefs/opinions from the way he portrays and communicates information on a subject (and I was not a fan of George W).  And unfortunately,  I am afraid that affects his credibility in others' eyes as well.  So I am somewhat less enthused about seeing his movie than I would have been had I thought he would treat the subject factually.  That said, I did not see his movie on Bush, so my opinion is just that... 

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Re: The International

 If Moore portrays capitalism the way the media does, it will unfortunately just be another episode of left/right programming.  If he portrays a "free market" as the problem, he is simply promoting the media agenda.  If he keeps it focused on corporations and not on their masters...the big banks...it misses the point.  

The problem is financial monarchy.  We don't live in a free market version of capitalism.   The quicker we can get people to realize this, the quicker we can move beyond the irrelevant capitalism/socialism fight that the establishment promotes.  

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Re: The International

Yes, I agree that Moore is certainly not objective enough for my tastes and he alienates a large segment of the population.  My hope is that he exposes the massive conflicts of interest (on both sides of the aisle) between gov't and many of the beneficiaries of bailouts and lax regulation.  A man can dream, right?

As for "V for Vendetta", pinecarr, it's like a modern-day 1984.  Secret police, intense gov't propaganda, false-flag bioterrorism, big brother, etc.  I HIGHLY recommend it. 

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