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The Iron Lady gets no liberal love in these defaced new posters

01.12.2012

THE IRON LADY opens tomorrow, and in some sort of weird last ditch effort to appeal to lefties, the Weinstein Co. has released a set of new, "defaced" one sheets for the Margaret Thatcher biopic.

The posters play on the idea of Thatcher if she were a political candidate today, referencing things such as the Occupy movement and the Tea Party. While that's all very good and clever, the problem I have with these is that they're suddenly now pandering to a group when, according to our own Chris Bumbray, the film itself is apparently too chicken shit to take any sort of stand for or against Thatcher the politician: "I suppose [director Phyllida Lloyd] can’t be blamed for playing it safe in regards to Thatcher’s life, as going either too positive or too negative would have invited a lot of criticism. However, the result is a “just-the-facts” style presentation that gets a little boring after awhile."

THE IRON LADY, starring Meryl Streep and Jim Broadbent, opens tomorrow.

Synopsis: THE IRON LADY tells the compelling story of Margaret Thatcher, a woman who smashed through the barriers of gender and class to be heard in a male-dominated world. The story concerns power and the price that is paid for power, and is a surprising and intimate portrait of an extraordinary and complex woman.









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8:31AM on 01/13/2012
Capitalism works, and liberalism really doesn't. I was once a liberal, but after Obama, I realize that moving too far to the left is a bad thing. The reason the world economy was good during the time of Thatcher and Reagan is because Capitalism works...period.
Capitalism works, and liberalism really doesn't. I was once a liberal, but after Obama, I realize that moving too far to the left is a bad thing. The reason the world economy was good during the time of Thatcher and Reagan is because Capitalism works...period.
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10:51PM on 01/12/2012
I have to disagree with the writer, respectively. In a biopic, which is out of real life(obviously), there's a lot of grey area and I like to see that. I don't like movies that try and tell me what to feel about a real subject. If you want to talk about your views, come up with an original story, not a perceptive on real life.
I have to disagree with the writer, respectively. In a biopic, which is out of real life(obviously), there's a lot of grey area and I like to see that. I don't like movies that try and tell me what to feel about a real subject. If you want to talk about your views, come up with an original story, not a perceptive on real life.
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8:35PM on 01/12/2012
I honestly expected one to say "Why so serious" on it.
I honestly expected one to say "Why so serious" on it.
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2:37PM on 01/12/2012

Couldn't give a shit about politics

What I do know however is that these posters are fun and inventive, two things sadly lacking from most film posters.
I like them just because they're taking chances and having a relative amount of success.
What I do know however is that these posters are fun and inventive, two things sadly lacking from most film posters.
I like them just because they're taking chances and having a relative amount of success.
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1:21PM on 01/12/2012
The world needs another Reagan and Thatcher... too bad we may never see their likes again. It took two decades to start to destroy the prosperity they ushered in and it's not coming back any time soon by the looks of it.
The world needs another Reagan and Thatcher... too bad we may never see their likes again. It took two decades to start to destroy the prosperity they ushered in and it's not coming back any time soon by the looks of it.
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7:23AM on 01/13/2012
Maybe you're forgetting that the prosperity was brought on by Reagan's "capitalism is the answer to everything" philosophy and that, ironically, was the same thing that removed that prosperity?
Maybe you're forgetting that the prosperity was brought on by Reagan's "capitalism is the answer to everything" philosophy and that, ironically, was the same thing that removed that prosperity?
12:42PM on 01/12/2012
A little unorthodox for an Oscar bait movie. I don't think it's respectful to Streep, biases against Thatcher aside.
A little unorthodox for an Oscar bait movie. I don't think it's respectful to Streep, biases against Thatcher aside.
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10:29AM on 01/12/2012

To Schwarzgeršt

It was YOU who graffiti'd these posters, wasn't it?!
It was YOU who graffiti'd these posters, wasn't it?!
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9:10AM on 01/12/2012
She was an utter twat whose death can't come soon enough.
She was an utter twat whose death can't come soon enough.
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4:41PM on 01/12/2012
lol u mad bro
lol u mad bro
1:18AM on 01/13/2012
I agree, I really can't believe so many disliked your comment, shows a lot f clueless people on this site.
I agree, I really can't believe so many disliked your comment, shows a lot f clueless people on this site.
7:22AM on 01/13/2012
Maybe it is disliking the deathwish, and not so much disagreeing with a political view.
Maybe it is disliking the deathwish, and not so much disagreeing with a political view.
2:22PM on 01/17/2012
"I agree, I really can't believe so many disliked your comment, shows a lot f clueless people on this site."

None more clueless than you.
"I agree, I really can't believe so many disliked your comment, shows a lot f clueless people on this site."

None more clueless than you.
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