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Old 05-12-2009, 11:57 AM   #16
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Ouch. Yeah. That sounds pretty gruesome.
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Old 05-12-2009, 12:22 PM   #17
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Is Star Trek kid friendly for a 9yo who can handle a lot of action? I'd love to take li'l Beestie but don't want to spend half the movie holding a popcorn box in front of his eyes like I had to do in Beowolf. Boy, was that a mistake.
Nah, it should be okay for a reasonable 9yo. There's one very brief sex scene, but it's nothing that isn't on tv every night anyway. Lotsa action, not much blood.
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Old 05-12-2009, 12:28 PM   #18
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There's one very brief sex scene, but it's nothing that isn't on tv every night anyway. Lotsa action, not much blood.
Typical Trek... thats good to hear. I'm excited to go see it.
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Old 06-01-2009, 12:15 PM   #19
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Up - Pixar's latest is not only a technical achievement, but an awesome story. It's funny, touching, beautiful, exciting, stunning. Everyone must see, preferably a late showing that doesn't have any kids in the audience. They have not marketed this thing well but it may be the best film of the year.
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Old 06-01-2009, 12:17 PM   #20
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I haven't seen it (yet,) but my mom did and said she cried.
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Old 06-01-2009, 03:50 PM   #21
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The way I read it (in an article about the film) Spock struggled in his youth with his human (emotional) side. By the time we see Spock in the tv series, he's reached his compact between the two sides of himself, temporarily as it then turned out.

This is set before he has reached that compact. When he is still struggling with his human side.
That's the way I looked at it too, Dana.
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Old 06-01-2009, 07:53 PM   #22
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Nah, it should be okay for a reasonable 9yo. There's one very brief sex scene, but it's nothing that isn't on tv every night anyway. Lotsa action, not much blood.
I really shouldn't skim-read posts... WTF kind of sex scenes do you watch?
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Old 06-01-2009, 08:01 PM   #23
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They're both in underpants. No nudity... That's on primetime on most networks.
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Old 06-01-2009, 08:11 PM   #24
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I've recently got back into Ideal (BBC sitcom). I loved the first two series then fell off it (probably had essays to write) and somehow in the few minutes my head was turned away they've snuck up to series bloody 5!

Here's a clip if you're interested. The central character is a small time pot dealer (Moz). The action all takes place in and around Moz's flat in Salford (town of my birth, so I feel a particular affection). His main supplier is your friendly neighbourhood policeman (Moz's best friend who is, as it happens, shagging his bird on the sly). It's mainly fairly straight comedy...but occasionally gets a little surreal. Cartoon Head is a very strange character.

I like this programme because without ever giving in entirely to gritty realism, and containing as it does a very strange and heightened version of the world, it's nonetheless one I recognise. The nick-names are sooo typical of where I come from. Strange and exaggerated as they are, these people remind me an awful lot of the crowd I used to hang with back in Bolton: Nutty Paul and his girlfriend, Little Anji, Nervous Pete, Mad Sharon, Fingers, Maximillian. Happy (well, alright, not so much happy as bloody miserable and sinking down into a mire, but you get the point) and strange days. Playing with powders and pills.

Moz's flat is so much like the flats we'd loll about in. Nutty Paul's basement flat mainly. The comings and goings of it. I recognise this world.



This is from an early series, before it started to get really strange.



And this is also before it got really strange. Psycho Paul is ace in this. The one who looks a little like one of the Beatles.

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Old 06-01-2009, 08:24 PM   #25
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They're both in underpants. No nudity... That's on primetime on most networks.
Humour status: fail.

I was working on the angle, how much blood do you see in a regular sex scene?
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Old 06-01-2009, 08:32 PM   #26
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Australia (the movie)

I was disappointed with this movie. I think the reason it wasn't the epic it was touted as is because there was too much humour and too much of the whole hollywood feel and not enough of the usual arthousey feel we find so much of in great Aussie flicks.

For my mind, if this movie had been made purely as a drama and the characters had been less corny it had the potential to be a great movie.

It was entertaining, but not one I'd bother watching over and over again.

eta: I also think it would have done better with lesser known lead actors.
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Old 06-01-2009, 08:41 PM   #27
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Oh that's a shame. I had high hopes for that film. I'll still give it a watch though.
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Old 06-01-2009, 08:45 PM   #28
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The script was written by Baz Leurhman (sp?) and he also directed and produced it. I think old Baz has become too commercial since he started winning awards, and it is my belief that this is the crux of the problems for this movie. there's just really nothing unexpected in it, but it's a nice love story, and there's some beautiful cinematography in there.
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Old 06-01-2009, 08:46 PM   #29
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re: Australia - I thought it was a very mediocre movie at best. Kidman has been really poor in her last few movies and aside from Hugh Jackman being (I'm told) good looking, there wasn't a whole lot of acting going on there either.
The scenery was beautiful though.
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Old 06-02-2009, 02:37 AM   #30
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how much blood do you see in a regular sex scene?
Depends on the time of the month.
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