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Trailer For Mary Poppins Returns

Please don’t be terrible.
Please don’t be terrible.
Please don’t be terrible.
…it gets bonus points for having Dick van Dyke not having to act to play an old man this time.


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Bill Murray Is Aquaman

Who lives under the sea?
Bill Murray, that’s who.
Mashup trailer of impending DC move Aquaman and The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou.
I’d go and watch this.
Finally, an entertaining DC movie.


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Inevitable Betrayal Dinosaurs

This Inevitable Betrayal Dinosaur set was at an irresistible price at Zing today.

I saw them on Saturday and didn’t buy them then, but my decision to get them today was both sudden and inevitable.


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Rear Window

Seeing Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window, a Monday Classic feature at Event Cinemas.

Budget price for a great movie. Also, we may be the youngest people in the theater.

I’d seriously go to this sort of thing pretty much every fortnight if it was in offer at home.

I feel like a bumkin geeking out over the standard of the stadium style seating in these places.


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Mirai

Saw Mirai, newly released today.

Not the sort of thing that makes it to our home region.

An episodic exploration of a four-year-old adjusting to life as his family welcomes his baby sister, Mirai.
The premise evokes Dicken’s A Christmas Carol, exploring familial relational dynamics across generations.
There are many familiar emotional situations portrayed.
The animation is beautiful.
Not really for small children, though the central protagonist is one.



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The Future’s All Yours, You Lousy Bicycles

Watching Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.

A funny tragedy.

Wonderful dialogue.


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Don’t Listen To The Si-reens

Delmar comes to the only possible conclusion about what has happened to their friend Pete, who seems to have been replaced by a toad after the three escapees lose consciousness after imbibing too much liquor in the company of three musical young women.

Delmar: “Them si-reens done loved ‘im up and turned him into a horny-toad!”
Everett: I’m not sure that’s Pete.
Delmar: Of course it’s Pete! Look at him!… We gotta find some kind of wizard to change him back!”

The lesson is to avoid sirens; they’ll love you up and turn you into a toad every time.