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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 2:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Having been a person who dabbled into things he wouldn't be so proud of when he got older, I can't believe that LSD was legal. Then again it would be slightly hypocritical of the government to test it's soldiers with it and not the let the populous have a go


It was a substance that could be freely (and legally) obtained in California in the 60s. A fellow student of mine (who was really "old" at 31 when I was a fresher in 1973) had spent some time in Laurel Canyon between 66 and 69 and he told me the LA Police could do nothing if you were using it.

Coincidentally it was he who lent me Kesey's book, in fact!!!

PS: It's "Kesey" not "Kersey".
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 2:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PS: It's "Kesey" not "Kersey".


I am writing this from memory no help from google, and I did say I may have dabbled in the past it's not done my memory any good Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 08, 2010 10:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Toy Story 3

It's brilliant- and very funny. Wasted on kids.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 08, 2010 10:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Toy Story 3

It's brilliant- and very funny. Wasted on kids.


I didn't think they could top the second one, but it is such a good film. I think it should be law that everyone sees it
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 08, 2010 10:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

undiscovered wrote:
Rachel wrote:
Toy Story 3

It's brilliant- and very funny. Wasted on kids.


I didn't think they could top the second one, but it is such a good film. I think it should be law that everyone sees it


I'll be a law-breaker, then. I just don't like CGI-animated films.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 08, 2010 11:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Normally I would let you go on that but there is so much more to this than just the cgi,

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 08, 2010 11:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Normally I would let you go on that but there is so much more to this than just the cgi,

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I don't care! It's GCI-animation........ and I just don't like it. I like real cinematography just like I like real music.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 08, 2010 12:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, Colin, you really are missing a real treat. Few movies make me howl but that one did. The escape movies they put into it are just fantastic. They're all in there.

Where else would you get lines like:

"No one takes my wife's mouth except me, give it back you big fury airfreshener".. Mr Potato Head

" Spare me your lies temptress, your emperor is defeated and I am immune to your bewitching good looks" Buzz Lightyear.


"Death by Monkeys"
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Does anyone else think that Anton Dubeke is a dead ringer for Woody?

It should be the law to watch the Toy Story movies. Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 2010 10:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Does anyone else think that Anton Dubeke is a dead ringer for Woody?

Lembit Opik was nicknamed Woody by Nigel Havers, I think it was, just recently...and there is more than a resemblance, especially when Lembit has a cowboy hat on.... Very Happy

Watched Jimmy McGovern's Priest which was okayish and noticed in the credits that Euan Blair ( must be the one I'm thinking of) had a small role in it ..he was one of the Tommy's children...Tommy being played by Tony Booth.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 15, 2010 9:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I finally got through Day watch Directed by Timur Bekmambetov the sequel to Night Watch, for the first 15 minutes or so I didn't think the story had much to say.
I loved the first one so was braced for a disapointment. I was wrong it really did get going and it kept you guessing to the end.
I recommend this to anyone who doesn't worry about subtitles or weirdness.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 8:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Went to see 127 Hours last night. I cannot recommend this enough. I am a huge fan of Danny Boyle but even I wondered how he could make a film out of a guy who gets his arm stuck on a rock for 127 hours. Needless to say he pulled it out of the bag.
I think it's a cinema film rather than a dvd one as there is a fair bit of split screen. during the bit where he gets out someone walked out of our cinema, it's not gory but boy do you feel it.
Music in it is great, not sure who it is though yet.

127 Hours Imdb
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 12:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hoping to see 127 Hours this weekend, but I'm still catching-up. Here's what I've seen at the cinema in the last 10 days:

Tron Legacy 3-D 8/10
The story is rubbish (really shallow and poorly thought-through) but it looks stunning, in a slightly different way to the original. A nice 80s vibe and good attention to detail but see it on the big-screen where the script's flaws won't be as obvious.

Megamind 3-D 7/10
By-the-numbers DreamWorks Animation with a rare funny performance by Will Ferrell that still feels the need to over-egg the pudding. The idea of a really villainous villain with no heroes to fight was done a little better in Despicable Me (though this film is technically superior) and as usual with DreamWorks they don't quite know if they're aiming at kids or adults. Still fun, but I won't be watching again

The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader 3-D 8/10
I was a bit underwhelmed by the previous Narnia films but I thought this one was a terrific adventure. Quite old-fashioned in approach, it has great special effects and excellent performances from the young leads. Full of fun and excitement, it manages to make the episodic story flow pretty well. Just don't bother with the 3-D - it's like those old ViewFinder things and adds nothing to the experience.

Love And Other Drugs 6/10
Jake Gyllenhaal is (eventually) a Viagra salesman, and Anne Hathaway is his sex buddy. But she's got Parkinson's so is quiet ill but, frustratingly for the film-makers doesn't die at the end. Throw in his lazy millionaire brother and you get an extremely uneven film. A few nice moments but none of the strands come together and it's all rather unsatisfying.

The Tourist 4/10
Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck's follow-up to The Lives of Others is a dull, bland affair. I'd rather he'd shown me his holiday snaps for 2 hours than sit through this slow and witless homage to 80s TV movies (though I'm not sure that was intended). Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp have no chemistry, swap boring stories, but look immaculate. The storyline plods and twist is obvious - though the stupid people sat behind me still couldn't follow it!

The Way Back 7/10
Peter Weir's film of an epic 1000-mile walk from the Siberian Gulag to India is very workmanlike. Done with some style, but the journey is more important than any depth to the characters, and that's a stylistic decision which maybe takes away some heart from the film.

Meet The Parents: Little Fockers 3/10
All the funny bits are in the trailer - and that's not very funny. Despite copious references to sex-enhancement, this is a rather limp end (I hope) to the trilogy that's simply going through the motions. I laughed once, smirked five times, but mostly spent the time trying not to fall asleep.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 2:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Of that lot, the only film I'd pay money to see is 127 hours!
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 2:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ian Robinson wrote:

The Way Back 7/10
Peter Weir's film of an epic 1000-mile walk from the Siberian Gulag to India is very workmanlike. Done with some style, but the journey is more important than any depth to the characters, and that's a stylistic decision which maybe takes away some heart from the film.


I listened to an interesting programme on this subject a little while back on Radio 4,Ian.....it's still available to listen to ....

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00wdcts

I watched Atonement recently and thought it was a good adaptation of the book....as well as being beautifully shot...
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 3:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, Becky - will check that out later

ColinB wrote:
Of that lot, the only film I'd pay money to see is 127 hours!

I have a Cineworld Subscription, which means it costs £13.50 a month for as many films as I want to see. So I'm prepared to take a chance on things.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 4:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ian Robinson wrote:
Thanks, Becky - will check that out later

ColinB wrote:
Of that lot, the only film I'd pay money to see is 127 hours!

I have a Cineworld Subscription, which means it costs £13.50 a month for as many films as I want to see. So I'm prepared to take a chance on things.


To be honest, I just can't find the time - or the cost of the parking in the "centre:mk"!!!
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 4:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ian Robinson wrote:
Thanks, Becky - will check that out later

ColinB wrote:
Of that lot, the only film I'd pay money to see is 127 hours!

I have a Cineworld Subscription, which means it costs £13.50 a month for as many films as I want to see. So I'm prepared to take a chance on things.


£13.50 for a month wow that's not bad it cost me that for me an OH even before she spent £4.50 on pop corn Rolling Eyes

I thought the Narnia one was the weakest of the three,7 year old loved it. I'm drawn to Tron but only as a romantic memory of the old one of which I don't want to see again as it won't have dated well.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some films I've watched recently... Dogtooth

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1379182/

which has to be the weirdest film I've ever seen ..kept my attention throughout though....

Le Dīner de Cons

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0119038/....... an enjoyable French comedy....

and Priceless

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0482088/ ...a French adaptation of Breakfast at Tiffanys with the delectable Audrey Tautou which was good in parts but not that many...
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 22, 2011 11:48 am    Post subject: What film did you see... Reply with quote

Rachel, I like your comparison of Anton DuBeke to Woody!

There is also a man on the Dunder Mifflin staff in the US version of the Office who reminds me of the caterpillar in A Bug's Life!
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 12, 2011 11:30 am    Post subject: What film did you see... Reply with quote

Black Swan was very poor in my opinion. It seems that everything up to the climax was rushed - I wanted to know WHY Natalie Portman had the rash on her back and why her mum in the film (Barbara Hershey) was protective to the point she came across like Barbara Lott (Timothy's mum in 'Sorry!'). The leader of the ballet troupe reminded me of Paul Whitehouse if he'd portrayed Serge Gainsbourg in the recent biopic of the songwriter - I longed for Aviva to sponsor the tour or Gary Bellamy to interview them!

Mila Kunis as her rival was very good and temporarily banished thoughts of Family Guy's Meg!

I just knew Portman's character would die in the manner of the white swan. Pity the film didn't climax with a recreation of Kate Bush's 'Love & Anger' promo with Dave Gilmour's part redone by Bryan Josh of Mostly Autumn!
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 24, 2011 2:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Saw Red last night, premise a bunch of old ex "agents" in retirement. Based on a DC comic starring Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, Bryan Cox, Morgan Freeman.

I am not normally a BW fan yet he somehow seems to be in a lot of good films being the weakest thing in it. I liked him in this, it's not bad at all. with it being based on a comic book the characters are pretty odd but the film brought them to life quite well.
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