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36, Quai des Orfèvres and Black Knight.

Black Knight. Martin Lawrence is lovely but man, this film is so very, very bad. It was on late at night last week and we sat in fascination, wondering if it could get any worse (it did). You know those times when you’re too tired to even get up and go to bed? That’s about the only time you’ll be content to watch this. If time travel comedy appeals to you, why not try the hugely superior French film, Les Visiteurs?

On the other hand, 36 by Olivier Marchal is one of the best films I’ve seen in years. Even subtitle-phobic himself was hooked and *gasp* said that if it were on tape he’d rewind and watch it a second time right there and then. A first! It is violent in parts and the ending is a little too neat (can’t say more without giving the plot away) but still, highly recommended.

If you have access to Sky movies in the UK, it’s repeated on Tuesday 9 January at 12:35am – 2:30am on Sky Cinema 1 and on Wednesday 10 January at 3:50am – 5:45am on Sky Cinema 2.

p.s. It seems that a Hollywood remake is on the way with George Clooney and Robert De Niro.

Right, I’m off to put my Miss Bossy-Boots hat on to give wardrobe advice to a friend who’s looking to meet someone special and who thinks that “dressing up” means ironing an old shirt…

6 Responses to “Compare and contrast”

  1. felicity
    January 7th, 2007 23:05
    1

    might see if the local blockbusters have those….

  2. Gordon
    January 7th, 2007 23:40
    2

    It DOES just mean ironing an old shirt!!

  3. Peacechick Mary
    January 7th, 2007 23:55
    3

    I always like films with Gerard Depardieu – at least I he is the one. I don’t know if I want to watch a cop thriller, it reminds me of home. (Ha!) Glad you are home and settled and resting up after the trying holiday break. Sent you a little note. Should arrive just in time to celebrate Easter.

  4. Lionel
    January 8th, 2007 00:08
    4

    I agree with Gordon (but that won’t surprise you).

    BTW Twelfth Night’s passed. Shouldn’t you be removing your festive banners?

  5. Daisy
    January 8th, 2007 11:37
    5

    Felicity – oh do! And let me know if you enjoy them.

    Gordon – I suspect that Mrs Gordon may have a different take on the matter ;-)

    Mary, your lovely cards arrived this morning, brightening up a grey, miserable day – thank you!

    Lionel – you’re right, it’s on the To Do list for this evening.

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    January 8th, 2007 21:28
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