After watching the trailer last year, I was intrigued by "Children of Men" which was released while D & I were in Hong Kong. Even though it hasn't done well at the box office, we went to go see it anyway, especially I read this Digg posting of Why Children of Men is the Best Picture of the Year. I like intelligent and original movies so I loved it. I do hope it gets nominated for an Oscar. The Digg posting says it the best:
"Children of Men" is one of the most poignant and creative films of the past decade, yet Universal, the Film's distributor, has left the film with a non-existent advertising campaign and little press. This amazing film is being ignored by a majority of film goers, and even the film industry. Do not let a movie like this go unrecognized!
The other movie we watched was Guillermo del Toro's "Pan's Labyrinth". From looking at the poster and a brief preview, I thought this was a children's movie, so I was shocked at the violence and disturbing scenes. I highly recommend it, but it's definitely intended for adults. The film is entirely in Spanish, but I don't mind reading subtitles; I prefer that to watching dubbed movies.
This is an unusually great start to the year for movie watching. I hope it continues!