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anima_mecanique? Beware of the WORST Jules Vernes adaptation EVER! - "You didn't hear about the polar bear?"
September 17th, 2005
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anima_mecanique? Beware of the WORST Jules Vernes adaptation EVER!
"Jules Vernes' Mysterious Island" - on Hallmark right now. The kind of movie where two castaways sit around a campfire, a beautiful foreign woman and a brave soldier. As they talk about what they miss most, she says "her husband". But after the handsome soldier tells a "heart-rending" story about the death of a young soldier, the woman leans over and kisses the soldier passionately... and goes on... and on. After she just said how much she misses her husband. *puzzled look* Guess those foreign women have no morals - tut tut! *rolls eyes* And the young soldier? A boy who could "run like the wind". Ummm... no... more like a pudgy kid you wouldn't send on a mission like that in a million years. *rolls eyes* Of course, the woman's daughter meets a strange man on the island just afterwords. Immediately after learning he's a pirate, she notices it's going to start to rain - and accepts his suggestion to go to his place for shelter, as if somebody said "would you like some tea?". *rolls eyes. Of course, nothing happens to her. Oh... and she has this gold medallion around her neck that the pirates want. How original! One redeeming feature... the head of the Marines from Master and Commander is in it! Not till almost the end - but it was great to see him.

Anyway, Patrick Stewart is Nemo, who lives on the island. Roy Marsden (fomerly "Adam Dalgliesh") is his imposing manservant/righthand man. Kyle McLachlan is the brave, perfect, yet sorrowful former Civil War soldier. There's also the requisite absolute coward, and a man who I assume is a former slave... who hasn't said a word the whole time. And a pirate captain who sounds like a parody of pirate captains. This. is. terrible. I should really be at Irishfest instead, but I just don't feel like going out tonight. *lazy*

*ggl* The pirates have bright fakely dyed feathers on their heads! *L*!

Hey - and don't forget!!! Monday is Sept. 19 - Talk like a Pirate Day!!!!

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From:lilithlotr
Date:September 18th, 2005 02:01 am (UTC)
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Avast, ye say!
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From:rosamundeb
Date:September 18th, 2005 02:03 am (UTC)
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You savvy Pirate Talk, matie?
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From:rosamundeb
Date:September 18th, 2005 03:11 am (UTC)
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BTW... just saw Green Street for sale as a DVD... *raised eyebrows* If you have contact with Odd Lot, you might want to forward this on:

http://cgi.ebay.com/GREEN-STREET-HOOLIGANS_W0QQitemZ6433625155QQcategoryZ41540QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
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From:lilithlotr
Date:September 18th, 2005 03:41 am (UTC)
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I reported two sellers to Ebay yesterday, but I doubt anything will be done.
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From:rosamundeb
Date:September 18th, 2005 03:15 am (UTC)
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WTF... just type in green street in ebay and there are tons of movies. How do these people not get caught?
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From:lilithlotr
Date:September 18th, 2005 03:42 am (UTC)
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It's too much time and aggravation to try and track them down - and stupid buyers are willing to pay for what they could download for free
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From:tiamatschild
Date:September 19th, 2005 04:05 am (UTC)
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...Boy soldier? How? Cyrus is middle aged and he's the only military man!

*flails*
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From:rosamundeb
Date:September 19th, 2005 04:15 am (UTC)
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Sorry, no - I meant the "boy soldier" that the Captain (Kyle) was having a flashback about. The one he sent running to plant a bomb on the enemy side, but *back of hand pressed to forehead* he didn't make it. Not surprising, since the kid couldn't run 3 steps withough tripping. *rolls eyes*
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