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The Kings Speech

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The Kings Speech

If you go to the pictures only once this year then go and see this film.
Didn't think it would be my cup of tea as it does not contain a lot of action but the acting is excellent, no wonder it won a number of awards.
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Re: The Kings Speech

Looking forward to the BluRay.
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yep very good film, colin firth is excellent
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Looking forward to the BluRay.

I'm intrigued as to why, I don't see any point at all in higher resolution for something like this.
It's a drama revolving around personalities and would be equally good on an old 405-line black and white TV.
In fact it might even be better with less distractions.
Now who was it said they preferred radio because the pictures were better......  Undecided
PS I have seen it, last Sunday afternoon.
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Not seen it yet but looking forward to doing so.  It's had excellent reviews.
It's certainly in the running for nominations at the Oscars.  Main competition will be from The Social Network and The Fighter.
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how do they do this on Radio 4?
MAGAZINE PROGRAMME: The Film Programme
On: BBC Radio Four (704)   
Date: Sunday 16th January 2011 (Already shown)
Time: 23:00 to 23:30 (30 minutes long)
Francine Stock launches Radio 4's Film Season, asking for listeners' diaries of thier movie watching habits over January. Produced by Stephen Hughes.
Excerpt taken from DigiGuide - the world's best TV guide available from http://www.getdigiguide.tv/?p=1&r=17639
Copyright (c) GipsyMedia Limited.
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It's currently the 4th top box office in the US.  Last weekend it took $11.3M and a total of $46.8M to date.
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if the americans had any taste it'd be number 1 Wink
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Nothing to do with taste Roll eyes.  The movie has been running a number of weeks in the US and is falling at the box office.  Top 2 movies both opened at the weekend which gives them an advantage in the position so long as they have customer appeal. 
It could start climbing again. As a result of nominations it could be held over on more screens than originally planned.
First weekend showing here it was number 1 with £3.5M
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Quote from: julesandsand
Looking forward to the BluRay.

I'm intrigued as to why, I don't see any point at all in higher resolution for something like this.
It's a drama revolving around personalities and would be equally good on an old 405-line black and white TV.
In fact it might even be better with less distractions.
Now who was it said they preferred radio because the pictures were better......  Undecided
PS I have seen it, last Sunday afternoon.

Well I'll tell you why  Smiley
I don't like going to the cinema - it's full of other people with mobiles, popcorn, crisps etc.  Huh
The only reason I said BluRay was that it is now the best format for a cinematic experience at home and the prices are coming down all the time, but I agree DVD in those circumstances will do just as well.
What I should have said was I am looking forward to watching it in the comfort of my own home cinema. Wink
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I am looking forward to watching it in the comfort of my own home cinema. Wink

Good thinking.  Wink
The cinema I went to was actually pretty good. Large, comfortable seats and plenty of leg room.
And I only heard one phone go off.  Huh
There were indeed lots of opportunities to buy junk food before going in but I didn't really notice any noisy consumption - probably because the sound system was designed to drown that out.  Grin
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We don't have a cinima in Worksop - nearest is Sheffield [Meadowhll] so I probably won't see it until it is on TV or DVD!
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Looking forward to the BluRay.

Will it not cost you more getting this on BlueRay than going to the pictures to see it ?
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It depends on who goes with you...and there's the popcorn and drinks and McDonald's afterwards etc etc.... Cry
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True,
They might pay and it would cost me nothing, as for McDonalds and popcorn I never eat that rubbish anyway.