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Our editors presented their picks for the top films of 2008 in the March & April 2009 issue of AARP The Magazine; now it's your turn. Check out www.aarpmagazine.org/entertainment/movies/movies_for_grownups_2009awards.html">the article and take our www.aarpmagazine.org/entertainment/movies/movies_for_grownups_2009_poll.html">online poll, then discuss your favorite flicks and ours here. Think we missed something terrific? Strongly agree or disagree with our choices? Be sure to tell us! (You'll need to join this group using the link to the left.)
My favorite movie this year is Gran Torino with Clint Eastwood. I gave it a five, with five as the highest rating. I really like certain values portrayed, while at the same time I enjoyed the dramatic drama with marvelous actors.
I checked out the movies in the AARP magazine, “Movies for Grownups.” The movies suggested are from the Academy Awards; movies judged by the movie industry. I think a great many movies are made to please the critics and those responsible for making movies– and not the general public. For example, I counted nine of the movies AARP said they liked that have no more than two and one half stars out of five on Netflix. (I presume Netflix stars represent an aggregate ratings system of members who have viewed the movies.) Those Academy Award Movies listed with no more than two and one-half stars are Married Life, Burn After Reading, City of Ember, Then She Found Me, Rachel Getting Married, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Smart People, What Just happened, Be Kind Rewind. Are these really the best movies out there?