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Post by renter » Thu, 25 May 2006 4:07 pm

Average yahoo user rating of this movie is B-.
Critic average rating is C+.

You can see, it wasn't as good as hyped, just like the Troy/Alexander some time ago.

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Post by EADG » Thu, 25 May 2006 7:56 pm

Mary Hatch Bailey wrote:EADG,

I definitely think the amount of censoring is on the decline. Not sure what about the Wedding Crashers would been to be cut. How they can approve the uncut version of 'Natural Born Killers' and cut some inocuous sex scene from a comedy is beyond me.

On a similar note, someone wrote into the newspaper forum today about how inappropriate it is the Desperate Housewives is on the TV Mobile system. I totally agree with this, it doesn't belong on buses, even after 10pm. It's not like you can shut it off if you don't like it, and it should not be in a public place where children are.
actually I was taken aback watching some shut-your-brain-off-and-veg Friends stuff I bought while in the States, the "S" word and a general slackening in what never would have made it on TV not long ago, and to be honest - some may say I'm prudish, but I don't like it.

So I agree with things like "Housewives" being shown to all audiences being inappropriate. And from what little I could see while in the States, it's just deteriorating in the States, so at least here there is some control. The fall of civilization as we know it.

On a related note, I detest having media shoved in my face - we have plasma screens at the elevators where I work showing all kinds of drivel. I refuse to accept it. Like the NYers taking pictures of people taking pictures of people posing in front of the Hard Rock Cafe, as if that place was worth going to, I instead watch the rapt faces as they are mesmerized on buses and waiting for the elevator, as if one's own thoughts were not more important.

Do we really need TVs on buses and trains? I use that time to read. What I want to read. I know, you don't *have* to watch it....

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Post by Baron Greenback » Fri, 26 May 2006 10:35 am

There is a bus that goes around town with a piece of art titled: "The Zombie Family" or something similar painted on the outside. And depicts a family all wide eyed, looking like zombies, bathed in the light from a tv screen.

And what is inside the bus? A load of people watching tv

I love irony :)
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nice EADG, not heard that before, although I understand the metaphor ie suckling like a baby, but would nitpick that mother's milk is a good thing & tv is not always good :wink: although you can see alot of nipples :o
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Post by micknlea » Fri, 26 May 2006 12:31 pm

Mary Hatch Bailey wrote: I definitely think the amount of censoring is on the decline. Not sure what about the Wedding Crashers would been to be cut. How they can approve the uncut version of 'Natural Born Killers' and cut some inocuous sex scene from a comedy is beyond me.

On a similar note, someone wrote into the newspaper forum today about how inappropriate it is the Desperate Housewives is on the TV Mobile system. I totally agree with this, it doesn't belong on buses, even after 10pm. It's not like you can shut it off if you don't like it, and it should not be in a public place where children are.
Speaking of things like this I could not believe my eyes nor ears whilst browsing at Best Denki in GWC a month or so back...here we were, me and my 10 year old, looking at the TVs and dreaming away about having a mega screen when we were both blown away...not by the fantastic range of TVs but by the language on the demo film they were showing on nearly all the screens...it was unbelievable (eg..."you motherf****** I'll blow your head off" etc) and to top it off we got it written in subtitles as well! :shock: Oh, and the screens that weren't showing that particular movie were showing an adult anime movie that was just about as bad). This was at 4pm on a weekday.

Yes I wanted to say something, but no one could (would) tell me where the manager was etc and I wasn't hanging around all day waiting for them I had more important things to do. Needless to say we left then and I won' t however be shopping there again. :x
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Post by Loops » Fri, 26 May 2006 12:50 pm

Yes I wanted to say something, but no one could (would) tell me where the manager was
You should have switched the TV off as you left the shop - in protest! You could write to Best Denki and tell them. You probably won't get a reply but you never know.

Being forced to endure swearing annoys me too. I was walking past one of those outdoor cafes at Parkway Parade a few weeks ago and the radio was blaring out with some crappy rap song with loads of swearing. Needless to say, there were no customers.

In the UK songs have a radio version where they edit out all the swearing. That's fine with me, if I wanted to hear the song with the swearing I'd buy it. Radio here could do with something like that.

Strange how they get so upset about nudity over here but don't mind listening to songs with swearing in.

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Post by Loops » Fri, 26 May 2006 12:57 pm

Ah yes, Da Vinci Code........all that talk about swearing sidetracked me.

I went to see it this week and thought it was OK. I quite liked it. I didn't think they missed too much out and I thought they stuck to the story line well. Most things I remember from the book were there (it's been a while since I read it, but from what I remember it was pretty much spot on).

Hanks was fairly believeable as Langdon for me as I'd never been able to think of an actor for Langdon anyway - he was just a blank face to me in the book. Hanks did the bewildered professor totally out of his depth in Paris bit well.

Yes, far fetched - well earlier I said he jumped onto a moving truck, but he didn't did he, he just made them think he'd jumped........so it wasn't that far fetched. Not as much as the helicopter and the iceberg in the other books!

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