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...I had a great nap during spy kids 4 last week

:lol: Easy done, tig.

I couldn't wait for harper to hit town so went along to see Wuthering Heights yesterday without her. I didn't doze off, although, it is very long and slow in parts.

Beautiful cinematogrophy, lots of heavy rain (just like outside at the moment), violence and passion. The wee dogs didn't fare too well. Expect depression. I guess that's what the story is about. And heartbreak, of course.

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I got dragged along to see Eclipse - the latest film in the Twilight Saga.

What a pile of rubbish and the bow wow, pow wow made me hoot with laughter .... :lol:

Complete and utter rubbish.

In the midst of this Winter gloom, I think I might give Withering Heights a miss 'till Spring ...:lol:

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I got dragged along to see Eclipse - the latest film in the Twilight Saga.

What a pile of rubbish and the bow wow, pow wow made me hoot with laughter .... :lol:

Complete and utter rubbish.

In the midst of this Winter gloom, I think I might give Withering Heights a miss 'till Spring ...:lol:

I'll be skipping Wuthering Heights as well. I went to see The Help and hard to believe that the Civll Rights Movement in USA. I thought the film was pretty good and an opportunity for female actors to hog the show, Emma Stone, Octavia Spencer) and Viola Davis.

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We went to see Puss in Boots and I loved it. It was made all the more enjoyable because we had seen Antonio Banderas and Salma Hayek on Graham Norton's chat show and they were very vibrant and engaging. A cartoon that both the big ones and the weans can enjoy.

I fancy this, although, busy week ahead:

Warm musical triumph: Meet Me in St Louis

Monday 19 - Wednesday 21 December GFT

A family in St Louis at the turn of the 20th century have to decide whether or not to move to New York when Dad gets a promotion. This modest premise was developed by director Vincente Minnelli into one of the greatest musicals in Hollywood history, full of fantastic sets, fantastic costumes and fantastic tunes - who can forget Judy Garland swaying with a pack of colourful passengers as she belts out 'The Trolley Song' ('Zing zing zing went my heartstrings...')?

Lots of great films in town for Christmas including The Muppet Christmas Carol, tomorrow Southside Film Festival people over at The Shed.

http://www.glasgowwestend.co.uk/whatson/janutcinema.html

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Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

This English-language adaptation of the Swedish novel by Stieg Larsson follows a disgraced journalist, Mikael Blomkvist (Daniel Craig), as he investigates the disappearance of a wealthy patriarch's niece from 40 years ago. He is aided by the pierced, tattooed, punk computer hacker named Lisbeth Salander (Rooney Mara). As they work together in the investigation, Blomkvist and Salander uncover immense corruption beyond anything they have ever imagined.

Great movie, quite violent and graphic but beautiful cinematography.

Great cast; Christopher Plumber, Geraldene McKeown and Joely Richardson, to name a few ...

***** 9/10

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Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

This English-language adaptation of the Swedish novel by Stieg Larsson follows a disgraced journalist, Mikael Blomkvist (Daniel Craig), as he investigates the disappearance of a wealthy patriarch's niece from 40 years ago. He is aided by the pierced, tattooed, punk computer hacker named Lisbeth Salander (Rooney Mara). As they work together in the investigation, Blomkvist and Salander uncover immense corruption beyond anything they have ever imagined.

Great movie, quite violent and graphic but beautiful cinematography.

Great cast; Christopher Plumber, Geraldene McKeown and Joely Richardson, to name a few ...

***** 9/10

Sounds good, harper. The books are fabulous.

We went to see Sherlock. Robert Downey Jnr and Jude Law are both very good but the plot is a bit slender and confusing.

Would probably have been better making your choice.

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Sounds good, harper. The books are fabulous.

We went to see Sherlock. Robert Downey Jnr and Jude Law are both very good but the plot is a bit slender and confusing.

Would probably have been better making your choice.

I would like to see The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo but first on my list is The Artist. If I get half a chance I will go along as I go back to work next week.

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The Artist is on my list for this weekend, tig..

The Iron Lady

I had really mixed feelings about seeing the Iron Lady but went along in the end thinking it would be great pelt the screen with insults. :angry: Actually, it's grim and the protrayal of a frail, elderly woman with dementia is actually quite difficult to watch. I don't think it's a great movie and I am not sure what the point of it is. Before the film started the audience was restless and well up for a major boooo fest but actually, even during scenes of the poll tax riots, the miners strike and the sinking of the Belgrano, people were very silent. I hated it that I came out of this film softened to the plight of an frail elderly lady who just happens to be Margaret Thatcher. I think that was because I didn't see any resemblence to the horror story that was the real Thatcher. Meryl Streep's protrayal of the aging Thatcher was a much more convincing perfomance than her protrayal of Thatcher at the height of her power. At these points I thought her perfomance was more akin to an impression of Jennifer Saunders and half expected her to break into a sweetie darling moment. I expected to hate this film and I did but not for the reasons I thought I would.... if that makes sense.

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The Artist is on my list for this weekend, tig..

The Iron Lady

I had really mixed feelings about seeing the Iron Lady but went along in the end thinking it would be great pelt the screen with insults. :angry: Actually, it's grim and the protrayal of a frail, elderly woman with dementia is actually quite difficult to watch. I don't think it's a great movie and I am not sure what the point of it is. Before the film started the audience was restless and well up for a major boooo fest but actually, even during scenes of the poll tax riots, the miners strike and the sinking of the Belgrano, people were very silent. I hated it that I came out of this film softened to the plight of an frail elderly lady who just happens to be Margaret Thatcher. I think that was because I didn't see any resemblence to the horror story that was the real Thatcher. Meryl Streep's protrayal of the aging Thatcher was a much more convincing perfomance than her protrayal of Thatcher at the height of her power. At these points I thought her perfomance was more akin to an impression of Jennifer Saunders and half expected her to break into a sweetie darling moment. I expected to hate this film and I did but not for the reasons I thought I would.... if that makes sense.

It makes sense, harper. I don't fancy it. It'll soon be the launch of Glasgow Film Festival. I better do some work on that. :rolleyes:

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Just back from seeing The Descendants with George Clooney, brilliant as ever and well supported by Shailene Woodley and

Amara Miller, who play his kids.

Super story, great setting, lovely music - happy and sad. Don't miss it.

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The Decendants has been described as pathos in paradise. The pathos was there in bucketloads but personally, the paradise looked more like a living nightmare to me. I think there was something meaningful about the juxtaposition of the landscapes but that got kinda lost on me and Iwithout giving too much away), the whole family trust thing was a big yawn - no great sacrifice there... :lol:

I liked the film more than I disliked it but I didn't like is as much as anyone else I've spoken to. :lol: That said, I think George Clooney is growing into a stonkingly good actor and he is certainly picking better scripts these days. The scene in the rowing boat and the closing scene made the film for me and I think this is where Clooney really came into hs own. These scenes were beautifully contructed and the performance delivered by the three actors was sublime. I like Alexander Payne's work and loved Sideways. Did it deserve an Oscar nomination? IMV, Naw... :lol:

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The Decendants has been described as pathos in paradise. The pathos was there in bucketloads but personally, the paradise looked more like a living nightmare to me. I think there was something meaningful about the juxtaposition of the landscapes but that got kinda lost on me and Iwithout giving too much away), the whole family trust thing was a big yawn - no great sacrifice there... :lol:

I liked the film more than I disliked it but I didn't like is as much as anyone else I've spoken to. :lol: That said, I think George Clooney is growing into a stonkingly good actor and he is certainly picking better scripts these days. The scene in the rowing boat and the closing scene made the film for me and I think this is where Clooney really came into hs own. These scenes were beautifully contructed and the performance delivered by the three actors was sublime. I like Alexander Payne's work and loved Sideways. Did it deserve an Oscar nomination? IMV, Naw... :lol:

The last scene was wonderful and memorable. One of the other scenes that I thought was very effective was him running in his flip flops. Great build up to the confrontation that followed and great acting.

Downtown Hawaii didn't look too hot but after the film I kept thinking how lovely it would be to spend some time in the sunshine, on the land that the descendants owned.

We all loved it.

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Real steel is a surprisingly good movie....best "feel good" I've seen in a while and great for kids.

Don't think I'll watch the Thatcher film as my allergy to her face makes me hiss

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Real steel is a surprisingly good movie....best "feel good" I've seen in a while and great for kids.

Don't think I'll watch the Thatcher film as my allergy to her face makes me hiss

Our wee kids are all highly excited about the new Muppets film.

Some a bit different:

Japan: Land for Hope

3rd - 24th February, 2012

Friday 10 Feb 'Penguins in the Sky - Asahiyama Zoo'

Friday 17 Feb 'The Face of Jizo'

Friday 24 Feb 'Zen'

Venue: The Gilmorehill Centre, University of Glasgow, 9 University Avenue, Glasgow G12

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Then there's also this:

Films of the UCS Work-in

Mitchell Theatre, Glasgow. 21-23 March 2012

Tickets from www.glasgowconcerthalls.com

Wednesday 21 March, 1.00pm

Films: UCS 1 and UCS: 40th Anniversary

Panel: Ann Guedes, Susan Morrison, Dr Chik Collins. Tickets £5

Thursday 22 March 7.30p

Films: UCS 1 and UCS: 40th Anniversary

Panel: Ann Guedes, Mike Kirby (STUC President), Pat Rafferty (UNITE). Tickets £6

Full programme

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Our wee kids are all highly excited about the new Muppets film.

Some a bit different:

Japan: Land for Hope

3rd - 24th February, 2012

Friday 10 Feb 'Penguins in the Sky - Asahiyama Zoo'

Friday 17 Feb 'The Face of Jizo'

Friday 24 Feb 'Zen'

Venue: The Gilmorehill Centre, University of Glasgow, 9 University Avenue, Glasgow G12

the uni's website is saying the gilmorehill centre is closed?

ive hunted google but cant find any listings/whats on for it.

any linkies for it?

thanks

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the uni's website is saying the gilmorehill centre is closed?

ive hunted google but cant find any listings/whats on for it.

any linkies for it?

thanks

A bit odd, tig.

As you say it says it's closed but these cinema events are advertised on http://www.japandeskscotland.com/activities/japanese-films and were sent to me from the university.

I'll email and get back to you.

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The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel....

Hmm... well, Maggie Smith and Tom Wilkinson just about save the awful film. Judi Dench is overrated (as usual) and Bill Nighy is Bill Nighy. If they hadn't credited Director John Madden I would had sworn it was more over sentimentalised tosh from Richard Curtis.

Personally, I'd rather have a knees up in the Age Concern Day Centre in Camden.... :lol:

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The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel....

Hmm... well, Maggie Smith and Tom Wilkinson just about save the awful film. Judi Dench is overrated (as usual) and Bill Nighy is Bill Nighy. If they hadn't credited Director John Madden I would had sworn it was more over sentimentalised tosh from Richard Curtis.

Personally, I'd rather have a knees up in the Age Concern Day Centre in Camden.... :lol:

:lol:

I enjoyed it, exactly what I was anticipating, undemanding viewing in a wonderful location. I do agree that Judi is just herself and Bill also just doing his thing. Maggie Smith is amazing and Tom Wilkinson also very good. Celia Imrie also did her usual fine job.

Definitely not at all challenging. Send me that Age Concern address. :)

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:lol:

I enjoyed it, exactly what I was anticipating, undemanding viewing in a wonderful location. I do agree that Judi is just herself and Bill also just doing his thing. Maggie Smith is amazing and Tom Wilkinson also very good. Celia Imrie also did her usual fine job.

Definitely not at all challenging. Send me that Age Concern address. :)

A bit of frivilous fun and that is what I was expecting. Maggie Smith stole the show.

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A bit of frivilous fun and that is what I was expecting. Maggie Smith stole the show.

The acting wasn't the problem with this. Great cast but weak storyline. I mean were you bothered when the gay guy died. I couldn't have cared less. It was quite uplifting the Dame getting a job right enough but believable - no really! :lol:

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The acting wasn't the problem with this. Great cast but weak storyline. I mean were you bothered when the gay guy died. I couldn't have cared less. It was quite uplifting the Dame getting a job right enough but believable - no really! :lol:

I don't think it was meant to be realistic, CL.

This reminds me of the Mamma Mia discussions. I think you run into trouble when you're looking for the wrong things in the wrong places. Light weight movies aren't going to be satisfactory if you are looking for a masterpiece.

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Finally caught up with The Artist. Very pleasant film but I would have given the oscar to the dug. :lol:

Saw a brillaint preview of Bill Cunningham New York and immediately thought of Willie Campbell. This is definately on my list of must see films. No sure if it's coming to Ayr, Willie. ...

http://www.zeitgeistfilms.com/billcunninghamnewyork/

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Interesting event coming up at The Mitchell about the Upper Clyde Shipbuilding Work In 40th Anniversary

Wednesday 21 March, 1.00pm

Films: UCS 1 and UCS: 40th Anniversary

Panel: Ann Guedes, Susan Morrison, Dr Chik Collins. Tickets £5

Thursday 22 March 7.30p

Films: UCS 1 and UCS: 40th Anniversary

Panel: Ann Guedes, Mike Kirby (STUC President), Pat Rafferty (UNITE). Tickets £6

More information

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