Sunday, September 17, 2006

More Things to See

Ashley Jensen and Ricky Gervais
Jensen and Gervais
We watched the first episode in the new series of Extras last Thursday night. It has just started airing on BBC2, in the UK. It was very good and featured Orlando Bloom (who was very funny -- loving himself and jibing at Johnny Depp), Liza Tarbuck and Keith Chegwin. Still, it hasn't managed to knock my favourite episode (the Kate Winslett one) off its pedistal.

There are also a few well-reviewed films coming up that may be worth watching:

The Queen

A low budget dramatisation about the interactions between Buckingham Palace and Westminster in the aftermath of Princess Diana's untimely demise.

Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan

Borat visits the US and goes in search of Pamela Anderson. I like Borat, but he can be a bit rude and the film has been rated R (18 in the UK), so I'm not sure about this one. My prediction is that it'll probably be good, but also rude, crude and very cringe-worthy.

An Inconvenient Truth

Mark Kermode describes this as "a powerpoint presentation", not a movie. It is a lecture on global warming given by Al Gore. The way I see it, if I start watching it expecting a glorified powerpoint presentation, not The Day After Tomorrow, then I'm not going to be disappointed. Mark Kermode also said that the film preaches to the converted, but, as I've said before, there's a whole gulf between knowing something and doing something about it, so perhaps this film will encourage those of us who are able to make lifestyle changes that help the environment to do so.

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