Saturday, 22 January 2011
The King’s Speech, excellent, loved it, though I dare say Lionel Logue wasn’t quite so bold and informal with the Duke of York in real life. As a child in the 1950s I remember that the only celebrities were the Royal Family and Winston Churchill, all held in great respect. I even owned books about 'The Little Princesses'. Was amused to see Karen from Outnumbered as Princess Margaret. Well cast, as were all the actors, except possibly Wallis who appeared too strapping. The Australian who played Edward VIII looked exactly like him. Colin F and Geoffrey Rush brilliant. Helena was good too.
The Blues Brothers, dvd. Great fun, great music, it has stood the test of time.
Harry Potter latest. Good magic but too long for me. I became a little bored during the teenage angst scenes beside Scottish lakes, but then I’m not the target audience.
I hired the romantic comedy Heartbreaker because Anglo-French friends said it was funny and I try to watch a French film occasionally so I don’t lose touch with the language completely. Have to say that it wasn’t very good though. Don’t bother with it. The hero/anti-hero wasn’t even handsome. Pity.