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Quick batch of quotes. Guess which film...

1 - "It hasn't rained in 11 years! Now, 20 people gotta squeeze inside the same bathtub. So it ain't all bad." - Tank Girl, got by

[profile] elani


2 - "Tell you what I do like though: A killer. A dyed-in-the-wool killer. Cold-blooded, clean, methodical and thorough. Now a real killer, when he picked up the ZF1, would have immediately asked about the little red button on the bottom of the gun."  - The Fifth Element, got by [personal profile] xavin 

3 - "I know this is gonna sound crazy, but what if we never knew each other before now... and everything you remember, and everything that I'm supposed to remember, never really happened, someone just wants us to think it did?"  - Dark City, got by [profile] elani


4 - "Sorry, miss. I was giving myself an oil-job." - Forbidden Planet, got by [profile] elani

5 - "You see, their young enter through the ears and wrap themselves around the cerebral cortex. This has the effect of rendering the victim extremely susceptible to suggestion. Later as they grow follows madness and death."  - Star Trek II - The Wrath of Kahn , got by [personal profile] xavin


 6 - "What is this thing? I mean, it serves no useful purpose for there to be a bunch of chompy, crushy things in the middle of a hallway! " - Galaxy Quest, got by [profile] elani


7 - "It's all the same machine, right? The Pentagon, multinational corporations, the police! You do one little job, you build a widget in Saskatoon and the next thing you know it's two miles under the desert, the essential component of a death machine! " - Cube, got by [personal profile] xavin

 8 - "If there's anything more important than my ego on this ship, I want it caught and shot right now! "  - The Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy, also got by [personal profile] xavin

 9 - "What have they got in there, King Kong?"  - Jurassic Park, got by [profile] elani


10 - "This is your receipt for your husband... and this is my receipt for your receipt. " - Brazil, got by

[profile] elani
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Its an odd numbered year (and I've almost worn through my work trousers) so that meant a weekend for clothes shopping,

I decided to make a day of it on Sunday and headed into Redditch before lunch and straight to the cinema for The Simpsons Movie.

This wasn't a bad film, but it wasn't good either. I can't really put my finger on what was wrong with it, but it just felt "odd". There was a survey some years ago about which tv dad most Americans would like to spend Christmas with. Homer Simpson won and I could never figure out why. They guy is a lazy, greedy child-beater. So he doesn't exactly work as centre-stage material for a film. Admittedly they did try to explore that a bit. The film just seemed to lack a solid core. I dunno...

After that it was off for lunch (toasted panini, hot chocolate and muffin) then clothes shopping. 

Having been larping and re-enacting for a fair few years, I'm used to looking for kit at some of the big fayres. Dozens of booths with ranges of clothing stretching across centuries in all colours and styles. Sunday I tried to find two work shirts, two pairs of work trousers, some casual shirts and a pair of jeans. This was absurdly difficult. The range of clothing for men is pitiful these days and it actually seems to be getting smaller. After wandering around for ages I finally just decided to raid M&S for stuff that would be okay. They actually had the largest range and a few things that would fit! Its bizarre when its easier for me to find a doublet than pair of buff jeans.

Anyway, with that done (and some Star Wars card miniatures - I'm only human) it was back to the cinema for round 2. This time Transformers. I was a bit too old to catch the original series. Saw some of it Saturday mornings, but it wasn't shown consistently and I didn't remember much. The film was pretty good and did what it said on the tin. Lots of action and explosions with big robots. It was directed by Michael Bay, which set me a bit on edge as he was guilty of making Armageddon, a truly agonising film.

A style of "messy action" seems to be being used in films now. In the old days, action tended to be highly choreographed. Elegant scenes with everbody interacting almost balleticaly. I can see why this new style has come in. To give things a more realistic edge. But it also tends to make things very confusing. There were times when I lost track of who was fighting who. Still, it was some fun hokum.

I also probably shouldn't have had nachos and M&Ms. I blame the salsa sauce.


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