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Buuba Ho-Tep

Bubba Ho-tep tells the “true” story of what really did become of Elvis. We find the King(Bruce Campbell) as an elderly resident in an East Texas rest home, who switched identities with an Elvis impersonator years before his “death”, then missed his chance to switch back. Elvis teams up with Jack(Ossie Davis), a (black) fellow nursing home resident who thinks that he is actually President John F. Kennedy, and the two valiant old codgers sally forth
to battle an evil Egyptian entity who has chosen their long-term care facility
as his happy hunting grounds…
For a couple of years now, and following too many disappointments with sound and image quality, I've felt that my home cinema setup was better than any of the local cinemas so just don't go to the cinema any more. So last night I watched Start Wars Episode III for the first time.

For blistering eye-candy, oof, that 15 minute opener certainly hits the spot.

All of available Aardman product. I am always surprised how much I enjoy my favourites the Indy films when I watch them yearly.

I went through all of the LOTR 'Special Extended' blah blah extras in straight 14 hors or so, and somehow have watched the films DVDs twice at insistance of family. I do not think I shall watch them again, as I like Tolkien version better.

Yesterday family compelled me to watch potentially cheesey G4 DVD, and they surprisingly enjoyed it.

Today with a bit of luck my Kaiser Chiefs 'Enjoyment' should arrive.

I am looking forward to DVD of Potter 4, which I thought was a really good film/much better than Rowling's 636 pages.
G4 is a potentially cheesey foursome of male classically trained singers who finished thankfully only 2nd in naff UK 'X Factor' show last year.

This year they have released 2 album CDs/DVD etc with some nice singing of Classical & Pop tunes, as well as some not so nice material.
War of the Worlds. (Hired)

The tension was quite well maintained right up to the weak but inevitable ending of what came across as a low-budget number.

Cruise has the ability to look constantly vulnerable without anybody actually caring what happens to him. At least they didn't set him up as an invulnerable, elite special-forces, action-man. (Not this week anyway)

Just another formula film I'm afraid with only a couple of memorable moments. Listen out for the infamous line: "Gee! They've been planning this invasion for a million years!" Yeah, right. Big Grin

Don't let me put you off. There are worse ways of spending a couple of hours indoors for a couple of quid. Watch it just to enjoy Cruise rushing forwards to stare up at yet another, wierd (Close Encounters/Independance Day/etc) storm in the sky with the flyover completely blocking his view! Smile
Haibane Renmei (Vol. 1). An anime with potential - how much remains to be seen, since the first four episodes seem to be simply setting up the story and the characters...

Last Exile (Vol 2) So far, it's an interesting anime series, which takes several not particularly original elements and somehow combines them into something unique. Good characterisation, atmosperic animation, sound and music, and unforced plot development all help...
Originally posted by Quasimodoh!:
The Manchurian Candidate, (Denzel Washington remake). I really liked it, and as several people have told me that the original is better I've added that to the wish list.

Unless you've seen it already, you should put 'Man On Fire' on your list if you like Denzil Washington.
Spookily "Growing Up Live" by Peter Gabriel, same as Phil Cork. First saw the DVD at a Naim evening at PJHiFi in Guildford in March and bought my own copy thereafter.
I'm taking the audio out from Panasonic LCD tv to Input 6 (configured to accept phono inputs instead of DIN) on my 282 and it sounds really excellent. I use the same set up for watching regular tv. The two channel sound is really excellent.

I bought Growing up Live having read on here somewhere that someone (you?) had seen it at a Naim evening, so I guess it's not so spooky!

I'm always on the lookout for 'well-recorded' CDs/DVDs, as my CDX/XPS 102/Hi 180 seems to sound quite 'ragged' with less well recorded media Frown

I do recall that I said that now!Glad you like the DVD anyhow!

Was watching "Mad Dogs and Englishmen" with Joe Cocker this morning but got interrupted and will see the rest later. Some very good concert stuff and interesting behind the scenes footage. A miracle that the tour happened at all! The concert uses the Woodstock-inspired split screen but is very watchable.

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