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Dave, I did see the ending. Thought it was disappointing. It seemed the acting went downhill but maybe that's because I thought it ridiculous that the bullets didn't hit Eli. I mean that's just taking Hollywood bullets too far. ;)

@AlanH, I had to put Marvin the Martian up. His favorite line is: You earth creatures make me very angry.
Seems fitting. :)

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March 19th, 2012, 7:21 am
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I agree with you about the ending - spoiled what could have been a very good film I think. It had the right elements but handled in the wrong way.

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March 19th, 2012, 10:26 am
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And besides, Dave, shouldn't Eli have sacrificed himself as in WWJD? :)

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March 19th, 2012, 11:17 am
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Marian wrote:
@AlanH, I had to put Marvin the Martian up. His favorite line is: You earth creatures make me very angry.
Seems fitting. :)
:laughter: Very fitting!

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March 19th, 2012, 11:58 am
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Just watched Volver. (Written and directed by Pedro Almodovar)
Stunning portrayal of female strength against oppression. Also very moving, at times hilarious. And it's got Penelope Cruz in the lead role.
Last week watched Lord of War again. Chilling performances by Nicholas Cage and Eamonn Walker.


March 19th, 2012, 8:25 pm
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Is Eamonn Walker the actor that Fatboy Slim used in his video. Weapon of Choise I think it was called.

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March 20th, 2012, 5:31 pm
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No, that was Christopher Walken in Weapon of Choice.

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March 20th, 2012, 8:48 pm
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Alan H wrote:
No, that was Christopher Walken in Weapon of Choice.



Ooops! Spelling and wrong actor.

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Fantastic clip BTW. Don't think I've seen it in it's entierity before.

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getreal wrote:
Alan H wrote:
No, that was Christopher Walken in Weapon of Choice.



Ooops! Spelling and wrong actor.
Or, as someone in the comments said: Christopher Flyin.

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Fantastic clip BTW. Don't think I've seen it in it's entierity before.
It's good, isn't it?

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March 20th, 2012, 11:39 pm
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Went to see "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" last night with my wife. Great film, can't recommend it enough. Judie Dench and Celia Imria are especially good, as is the Indian lad (ex of Slumdog Millionaire). A great night out at the cinema - must do that more often - it's half price on a Tuesday! The pair of us got in for less than £8.00. Bargain!

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Marian wrote:
And besides, Dave, shouldn't Eli have sacrificed himself as in WWJD? :)
If I knew what WWJD (and have watched it, if that is the appropriate thing to do with a WWJD) was I might be able to answer that! :D

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Oh, Dave! Clearly, you are destined for Hell! WWJD is the acronym for "What Would Jesus Do?"

Most of the time, I think the answer would be "Exclaim WTF...?!"


In passing, I, also, have had good reports of Marigold Hotel. Can't remember the last time I went to the flicks....


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I'll shoehorn this in here...

From 1954, This is your life: Laurel and Hardy

Only slightly spoiled by the lack of attention to detail about where Stan Laurel was born - they put Ulverston somewhere near Castle Douglas in Scotland! Scotland isn't even mentioned on the map.

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And completely spoiled by the last few minutes where the presenter hands out gifts from the sponsors...At least there's none of that on the BBC. Oh.

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Alan H wrote:
I'll shoehorn this in here...

From 1954, This is your life: Laurel and Hardy

Only slightly spoiled by the lack of attention to detail about where Stan Laurel was born - they put Ulverston somewhere near Castle Douglas in Scotland! Scotland isn't even mentioned on the map.
Ulverston was in Lancashire in 1954 when that was filmed, then it became part of Furness (can't remember when) But is now part of Cumbria.

We've been in the house (museumy thing) where Stan was born.

Ulverston, as you say Alan was never in Dumfries and Galloway. :)

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Has anyone here watched Salvation Boulevard? If not, I recommend it. If you have watched it, I would like to discuss it. Thank you.


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Has anyone here watched 'Prometheus'? I watched it in 3D on Tuesday. It's a prequel to the 'Alien' series of movies. Unexpectedly, it brought in Christianity as the faith of the central character, an archeologist, Dr Shaw. The movie showed that aliens created humans on Earth. This doesn't gel with Christianity at all. Did anyone else think it was strange?


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I went to see it last night, Comp. The garphics were amazing. The 3D unnecessary (it just detracted from the stunning camera work). The plot was rubbish. It was totally disjointed with caracters behaving in a completely irrational manner. I mean, even Captain Kirk insists on doing a bit of recce before the crew decide to go on to the surface of a hostile planet. And why did some of the crew act like screaming schoolgirls?? Surely, if you have signed up for a journey like this, you will know that there will be abit of the unexpected, expected? The caracters were totally one dimentional, too. The android was the only believeable caracter ( yes, I am aware that sounds wierd, but unless you have seen it...).

All in all, appart from the awesome opening scene, a big disappointment. It didn't help that the cinema is a 35 mile round trip and it the ticket cost for 2 of us was £23.

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The garphics were amazing.
Really, getreal - and how were the graphics? :D

[I should not criticise, my fingers seem to have a life of their own these days, often hitting the key next to or above the one I want - good thing I have the spell checker enabled in Firefox . . .]

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