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Old Sep 16th 2004, 12:57 am
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Good News.

Quite by chance I came across this article in 'The Sun' - and if you read halfway down the page it seems that "Shaun of the Dead" will be released in US cinemas at the end of this month!

http://www.thesun.co.uk/article/0,,7-2004430016,00.html

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Good News.

Quite by chance I came across this article in 'The Sun' - and if you read halfway down the page it seems that "Shaun of the Dead" will be released in US cinemas at the end of this month!
Yeah, already seen a few trailers on the box for the movie...
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I'm hoping that 'Shaun of the Dead' (zombie flick) might be released here sometime but if not I'll have to get a DVD brought over from England for Christmas.

http://www.shaunofthedead.com (cool soundtrack if you click on the jukebox)
Don't know how often you watch DVD's, but if you watch even just 1-2 per week, you might want to try Netflix (online DVD rental). They have a fair few Brit movies and European movies. They have Shaun of the Dead and Bright Young Things already (you can't rent them yet, but you can "Save" them, then when they become available in the US they'll appear in your queue). Would save you having to buy it from the UK.

They currently have a special offer where you get your first month free (about $23 value) if you are referred by a current member. PM me if you are interested (nothing in it for me).
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blackadder goes forth is surely the funniest blackadder EVER
OMG NO WAY! Black Adder II have to be the funniest!

And as for Bridget Jones I Love that movie hilarious! must say Renee Z. is my fav. actress since then an' she's an American! have i been here too long or was her English accent great!
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I bought Billy Elliot when I came over here... I thought it was a cute movie and a good part of it was filmed about 15 miles from where I used to live. I also made a point of seeing Bend it like Beckham because everyone raved over it.

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I'll go and see a film if I think it'll be a good one, regardless of whether it's British or not.

One of the British expat groups I belong to went as a group last year to see Bend it Like Beckham and that was thoroughly enjoyable. Kind of wierd though to sit in the cinema with lots and lots of girls no more than 14 or so (soccer is popular with girls in the US for some reason) who didn't get most of the humour, whereas us Brits were almost crying with laughter at points.

Last Halloween, friends and I got together for a Halloween themed movie night and watched "28 Days Later". It was OK and had its scary moments. I preferred the other movie chosen that even, "The Devil's Backbone" though.

Then, last weekend when I was visiting my in-laws, I watched Love Actually which I held back from watching in any format due to the presence of Hugh Grant (the guy is infuriating as an actor. Not talented really and has an irritating screen presence). That film was pretty lame and predictable. The Rowan Atkinson scene in Selfridges was way too long drawn out. I liked Rules of Attraction (watched that the same night as Love Actually) better and that's saying something.

I've seen the TV adverts for Shaun of the Dead and I think I'll leave it for DVD viewing really.

One film that I'm looking forward to is Mike Leigh's new offering, Vera Drake, but I would be very surprised if it gets to my area. It's on the subject of (backstreet) abortions and Americans get all in a tizz about abortions so I don't suppose it'll surface till some time in mid-2005 at the earliest.
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There is a new Brit Flick coming out soon called Wimbledon, I went to a preview screening back in May and its basically Nottinghill with Tennis. Kirsten Dunst is in and looks especially fine.

Funny, but you come out thinking that youve seen it all before. I notice a lot of big brit films seem to run a long the English Man meets American Superstar fall in love,live happily ever after.

I suppose its to appeal to the american masses but its getting a little boring.

I really enjoyed 28 Days, im looking forward to seeing Shaun of the Dead there was a trailer on last night ,looks interesting.
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Originally Posted by eggysbrain
lol, i know what you mean about the proud patriotic thing when watching english movies!

I bought a blackadder dvd and was watching, laughing hysterically, and my husband was just like, this is not funny, whats wrong with you?
Sounds like my wife when I start watching my Will Hay, Ealing Comedies and Carry On films. Admittedly she did think Carry on Cabby was cute...

She's not sure about my Lovejoy collection....

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She's not sure about my Lovejoy collection....
Lovejoy....superb....though he ain't been the same after watching "Deadwood" that's for sure *'l*
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Originally Posted by Englishmum
Good News.

Quite by chance I came across this article in 'The Sun' - and if you read halfway down the page it seems that "Shaun of the Dead" will be released in US cinemas at the end of this month!

http://www.thesun.co.uk/article/0,,7-2004430016,00.html

If you can't wait for the US DVD release, I just bought a region 2 copy of Shaun of the Dead from www.cd-wow.com for 11.99 gbp postage paid, should be arriving in a day or two....
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If you can't wait for the US DVD release, I just bought a region 2 copy of Shaun of the Dead from www.cd-wow.com for 11.99 gbp postage paid, should be arriving in a day or two....
I just saw it lastnight...it was really stupid, but still really funny too
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I watched Gregorys Girl with my (American wife) and she could not see why I find it amusing. I am not sure what she will make of Shirley Valentine or Local Hero either!!
I was looking forward to the Thunderbirds movie but when I saw what it was like ie a kiddies movie I passed it by (real shame as it could have been so good with all the effects etc that were not available then). All we need now is an "adult" Joe 90, Captain Scarlet and some new Dr Who!! A new UFO series would be good to although Ed Bishop might be getting on a bit for the lead.
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some new Dr Who!!
Being done ain't it...billie piper as the sidekick...and they finally relented to include the darleks...but ain't using "exterminate" cos it's too cheesy???
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Being done ain't it...billie piper as the sidekick...and they finally relented to include the darleks...but ain't using "exterminate" cos it's too cheesy???
Are they??????????????.............................wha t will the Daleks say?? I expect it will be something like " I am going to dematerialse you into little pieces"!! Bring back exterminate!!!
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Are they??????????????.............................wha t will the Daleks say?? I expect it will be something like " I am going to dematerialse you into little pieces"!! Bring back exterminate!!!
Yeah...a whole new series, with potential for a tv movie if it goes well, apparantly, well the series is well into production...don't have a clue what they will say, but the bbc weren't even going to have the darleks, cheesy, and tm issues to begin with...
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