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what i did at the weekend...part one

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- friday night, and its time for jazz! keith little's hot six made sure that me, tom and ellen got our dance on...

- then off to another pub. it is a testement to my drunkeness that i thought
that this photo was sharp on my phone...

- saturday lunchtime, and its time for japes! first a little trip to fopp

- then we wanted to go to the top of cabot tower, but it was shut!

- so tom tried to climb it....

- his name is alfred....

- i call this one terry....
2nd Oct 2006, 12:20   | tags:,,,

i like terry

2nd Oct 2006, 22:54

i thought you might. he's an aye-aye whatever the hell that is.

3rd Oct 2006, 10:52

paintist says:

excellent page on Terry with sound too

3rd Oct 2006, 11:19

terry seems a bit skinnier than the guy on that page...

3rd Oct 2006, 11:37

paintist says:

true ...the first thing i thought was 'that critter doesnt look well', in fact I thought he was stuffed.....

3rd Oct 2006, 11:39

well, he is.

3rd Oct 2006, 11:40

paintist says:

well then.....

3rd Oct 2006, 11:41

Uber Spy says:

Pic 5 & the stuffed ape reminded me I watched King Kong last night...I liked it!

3rd Oct 2006, 13:16

the new one? pfft...

i'm afraid i wasn't impressed...

3rd Oct 2006, 13:21

Uber Spy says:

No expectations = zero disspointment. Everyone told me it was crap before I watched it. I liked the lighting - very shiny & VERY hollywood! Guess after Lord of the Rings, Peter Jackson has a whole lot to live up to. You see the original?

3rd Oct 2006, 15:32

i have seen it, yeah.

the problems i had with jackson's version lay mainly with the casting - everyone in that film bugged me. jack black is not a serious actor, and he came across like he was taking the piss most of the time.

also, with any film where the ending is already known by 97%* of the people watching, there has to be extra special attention paid to making the viewers' emotional attachment to the story strong, and i don't think that it was. too much time and money was spent on developing lovely graphics, and species of animals barely glimpsed, that the script seemed like it had a development budget of 50p and half a pound of grapes.

i admit i went in with high expectations, but i have seen it again since, hoping it might get better with repeated viewings, but it was even worse, because i didn't have the 'bloody hell, look at that!' factor to keep me entertained.

anyway, i think its fair to say i didn't like it : )

* made up statistic

3rd Oct 2006, 15:50

i went in with people saying it was poor, i love going to films where every one else says its poor as it makes me try and find the good things in the film.
i liked it coz it was bad. the original film was bad but good at the same time, but thats due to its age.

i agree with the fact jack black should not have been casted as he is definitly not a serious actor!

3rd Oct 2006, 15:58