Am I getting old?

  • Christine Hounslow

    Actor

    I went to the cinema last week to see "Harry Brown" - really enjoyed it but came out feeling it was too true to inner city life and felt a bit depressed that this was the new life we are all leading.

    Went to the cinema this weekend to see "2012" - almost everyone died - and if we are to believe scientists this could well happen to us very soon.

    Anyone know a good comedy I can see this weekend before I slit my wrists ??

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  • Toni Brooks

    Actor

    Try The Men Who Stare at Goats. I haven't seen the film but I read the book ages ago which was excellent (I also read Jon Ronson's other book, Them, equally as good) and I think the film has taken a comedic twist.

    Also, I just loved Zombieland - hilarious and Bill Murray was great.

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  • David Corden

    Actor

    Funny, yes, but even Zombieland starts of with almost everyone dead.

    I used to like to brighten myself up with the Yes, Minister dvd collection....until I realised that all the ridiculous situations in it came true over the past 12 years

    • 23rd Nov 2009
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  • Christine Hounslow

    Actor

    Thanks Toni - I think I will see Men who stare at Goats this weekend - I think the trials are still going on in America because they actually stared at sheep and one died.

    • 23rd Nov 2009
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    Christine ... in answer to your headline, using the words of one lovely, bygone actress .."Oh no, not you" !!!!!!!

    • 23rd Nov 2009
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  • Christine Hounslow

    Actor

    I always knew I liked you !! :-)

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  • Farah Sardar

    Actor

    Come to my parenting class Christine - 'Parenting Teenagers' ...."What?! People with worse problems than me??? Eeeeeeww??" Life is a bit of a sitcom and no one is getting younger. If anything try and turn it into something positve. 'I only have one life, so what is it all about and what do I really want to do with it?'

    ...Men Behaving Badly - that's one that always made me laugh.

    • 23rd Nov 2009
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  • Christine Hounslow

    Actor

    I have done the teenage bit, which at the time seemed a difficult phase, but I am soooo glad I am past that stage when I look at some of todays teenagers and the pressures they are under.

    • 23rd Nov 2009
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    Sounds silly but watch a Disney film or one of the old black and whites-that's sure to cheer you up-it does me :)

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  • Alan Brent

    Actor

    Ladies NEVER age, darling! They mature.

    Men AGE! We get to the point where we forget our own youth and complain about others doing exactly what we used to do!!

    Cheer yourself up with some chocolate, champagne and a cruise....

    • 23rd Nov 2009
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    Also ... Christine .. remember what Oscar Wilde said .. 'Youth is wasted on the young' .

    • 23rd Nov 2009
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  • David Laurence

    Actor

    Perhaps my idea of films wont suit.But Im a big fan of life of Brian.I loved the sillyness of dodgeball.I laughed and cried at the very dark comedy of Trains Planes and automobiles.And I cried far more than I should have when I watched the beautiful film Il Postino.An amazing Italian film,which relies of a simple well written script,superb acting,and the human condition to make you forget your mundane life for an hour and a half.

    Il Postino is a film every actor,film maker and writer should watch.Another film by the same people is Cinema Paradiso. What a piece of work that is as well.

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  • Dean Batchelor

    Actor

    It's been said but try watching some Disney or Miramax (I think?) Films. Monsters Inc, Finding Nemo that kind of thing!

    Oh and for comfort apparently only recently Scientists from both CERN and NASA have stated this whole 2012/Mayan thing is a bunch of old poppycock... And apparently anybody who claims otherwise doesn't know how the world works "scientifically and geographically" or w/e!

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  • Toni Brooks

    Actor

    Still a good film though? And I remember eminent scientists in the 70s all poo pooing the idea of global warming :-))

    • 25th Nov 2009
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    It's a global cycle, Toni ... in Henry V111's time, the ice on the Thames was three foot thick every year .. they held Christmas Fayres on it !!!!

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  • Forbes KB

    Actor

    Agreed!

    Global warming, or "Climate Change" as it's now being called as the globe hasn't warmed by even a fraction of one degree in the last 10 years, is just another way for the bloody government to tax us and try to pass it off as "for the good of our children"

    Ggrrrrr!!! Makes me so mad!!

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  • Toni Brooks

    Actor

    Totally agree Allan and Forbes - I was just using that as an example of how 'professional' opinion can change when livelihoods and fashion dictate. Have you read that brilliant book by Michael Crighton 'State of Fear" ? It's excellent.

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    go watch the men who stare at goats. i thoght it was hilarious! Intelligent comedy!

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    Whatever you do....don't get a flu shot.

    Google the Vaccine Resistance Movement or the Flu Case.

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  • Alan Brent

    Actor

    'State of Fear' is a great book that describes exactly my opinion of 'global warming'!

    It is a political scare tactic designed to put us into a state of frightened complicity and allow governments to tax us for the air we breathe. The last thing they haven't already taxed us on.

    Every scientist on the list that was published 'supporting the theory' that man's emissions are a significant planet destroyer works for governments in some way or other and signed it to get continued funding.

    When someone finds a way to stop the massive climate cycle that occurs in the world every 200/300 years then that would be make a difference. But no matter WHAT Mankind does we cannot alter Nature. Not for any length of time anyway!

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