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Movies of the Decade

Movies of the Decade

Date: Dec 30 2009

Themes: Hobbies, News, Time

Grammar: Present Perfect Progressive


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In the 2000s, movies based on comic books were big. So were CG animated films like Wall-E and biopics about famous musicians like Walk the Line. But who knows if anyone will remember these films 10, 20, or 50 years from now? Find out which films from the 2000s Mason and Marni think have staying power.


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Marni:  So, as the decade comes to a close, one thing I’ve been thinking about it what are the movies that define this decade, some real stand-out films?

Mason:  That define the decade? I mean, Wes Anderson was kind of the stand-out guy, I think, of this decade. Royal Tenenbaums happened in the early 2000s.

Marni:  Yeah. I’m a huge fan of his, I actually really liked his last film. To me, I think of the big blockbusters...

Mason:  I mean, the Lord of the Rings films. Those for me will define this decade.

Marni:  Absolutely. What about some…what about The Dark Knight?

Mason:  Oh, absolutely, all the comic book films. I love The Dark Knight.

Marni:  Lot of comic book films. I really liked Iron Man, that was one of my favorites.

Mason:  The 2000s was the years that like the world discovered comic books.

Marni:  And there were a lot of remakes. It seems like a lot of old films were being remade.

Mason:  Well, that’s the unoriginality kicking in.

Marni:  Any other films that you just absolutely really love? Like what are some of your personal favorites that maybe other people haven’t seen that you would recommend?

Mason:  Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang, that one with Robert Downey Jr., speaking of Iron Man. That’s gonna be one that sticks with me for a long time. That was great.

Marni:  Interesting.


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One of Mason’s favorite directors is Wes Anderson, who makes quirky films like The Royal Tenenbaums and The Darjeeling Limited. Mason thinks that Wes Anderson’s films were some of the defining movies of the last decade.

Mason and Marni agree that the Lord of the Rings movies will be some of the most memorable films of the decade. They also think that one of the big trends of the Oughts was movies based on comic books.

What do you think were the best movies of the 2000s? What were some of the trends in movies over the past 10 years? What trends do you hope to see in the future?



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hi all

good topic. I have been watching movies since my childhood. I also love the dark knight.


02:19 AM Dec 30 2009 |

An Soo-hyun

South Korea

To me, some real stand-out movie is "Beautiful Mind". I lent it by accident, I come to know it is very touching and meaningful film. I never forgot seeing that movie. Please recommend some outstanding movies. I like to see movies. I learned life and love etc from movies. Anyway, tomorrow is the last day of 2009. Have a happy 2009 and will greet 2010 happily. Thank you English Baby and Brian!!!

02:14 AM Dec 30 2009 |




I thought the topic is about darknight as I seen Joker on the featured photo. Anyway, why so serious? LOL!

09:37 AM Dec 22 2009 |

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