Blog2007 ≫ Christmas telly

Time for some christmas roundup type things, I really did have a great time during our extended break1, so much so that I didn't post all the tedious minutiae (can you tell from my embiggened vocabulary I've been playing a lot of Scrabble2?), so I'll try and revisit some of it, starting with things what I did watch.

Night At The Museum - Ben Stiller, in a museum, at night. Not mentioned in the title (but figure-out-able from the poster) is that everything comes to life. So bits of lots of nice family fantasy films like Jurassic Park and Jumanji and things rolled into one, with plenty of extended cameos from big names like Ricky Gervais and Steve Coogan. Cheesy, and a kids film really, but worth seeing.

Holes - watched the same day, by chance, on TV, absolutely great. Cheesy again, but a great story line linking characters through several generations. A bit of a feel of a film like The Shawshank Redemption. But good.

Hmm, Even though we didn't watch any xmas day TV, and haven't seen much apart from our Amazon DVD rentals for most of the year, and even missed Hogfather and the new Dracula3 (filmed at Eastnor Castle4 what someone at Clare's work owns!

I'm sure I watched more than that. Perhaps I'll return to this theme.

Not watching: Celebrity Big Brother5. Yet. All the papers were full yesterday of rumours of more interesting participants (than Jermaine Jackson, Danielle Lloyd, Ken Russell, Jo O'Meara, Leo Sayer, Shilpa Shetty, Cleo Rocos, Carole Malone, Donny Tourette, Ian 'H' Watkins, and Face out of The A-Team), rumours planted mostly by people working on the show. The final list are far less famous / interesting than anyone had expected, I was hoping to see Justin Hawkins cracking up on screen personally. Without viewing any of it I would say Dirk Benedict is my favourite, I hope he doesn't turn out to be too much of a twat. Seems he is a vegan so I guess it's a safe bet he's ALRIGHT.

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