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Night At The Museum 2

EB wanted to see this - I'd assumed he'd seen the first with his grandma at some point, but no. To be fair, my expectations weren't high, but we both enjoyed it enormously, though possibly for entirely different reasons.

Amy Adams. Yum. Feisty redheads in leggings and boots. What's not to like?

The story bounced along - Ben Stiller is someone I can take or leave, but he was pretty good in this, as was the rest of the cast, with the possible exception of Ricky Gervais. I mean, I like him as a comic, but he just doesn't seem to *work* in movies. Just turns up and is Ricky. He's not in much though.

So, fun for small boys and big boys. Glad I've seen it, and am looking forward to seeing the first one when it's on telly at the weekend.

I give it seven feisty redheads out of ten.
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Siu lam juk kau, or Shaolin Soccer

One of the guys at work loaned me the DVD of this, after a discussion of martial arts movies, and me telling him how bonkersly wondeful Kung Fu Hustle is. Both films star Steven Chow, who is ace!

IMDb's summary of Shaolin Soccer:
A young Shaolin follower reunites with his discouraged brothers to form a soccer team using their martial art skills to their advantage.

They're forgetting the laughs, the singing and the love story.

And Team Evil!


This film is a riot. If you like daft martial arts movies, check it out. Then get Kung Fu Hustle.
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In Bruges

Brendan Gleeson and Colin Farrell play hitmen hiding out in Bruges after a job. It's funny, it's dark and foul-mouthed.

Definitely not one for the faint-hearted, and deserves it's 18 certificate. But damn, it's a good film.

I've not seen Colin Farrell act before. I've seen him in light fluff like SWAT, Miami Vice and Ballykissangel, but this put him in a new light for me. Brendan Gleeson is glorious as fellow Irish hitman Ken, Ralph Fiennes hams it up beautifully and Clémence Poésy is just beautiful.

I give it nine Irish hitmen out of ten.
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The X-Files: I Want To Believe (on dvd, from K's christmas stash)

aka: The One Where Fox Inexplicably Grows a Beard.

I must confess I spent much of the episode movie wondering if the face-fuzz was authentic or not.

Plot was typical x-files bonkers nonsense, with a chase scene in which I annoyed K by pointing out *exactly* what was going to happen as the chase started


Overall, not bad. More of an extended episode, but that's to be expected. Billy Connolly was superb though. He really should do more acting, as he's really rather good at it.

I have a (slightly spoilery) question though... )

overall: seven-and-a-half implausible conspiracy theories out of ten (mainly due to Mr Connolly)

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