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Old 05-22-2006, 02:32 AM   #31
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The Tartan Army (Scotland's 'official' fan club) are backing Trinidad and Tobago!

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Old 05-22-2006, 03:55 AM   #32
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T&T are staying just about 100miles away from Hannover in Rotenburg/W....

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Old 05-22-2006, 05:18 AM   #33
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Enjoyed the book and I'm not a fiction reader by choice---didn't know that I would find the ending a big letdown until I read about it in a review--darn--wished that I had remained in ignorance and bliss--I didn't seem to be in THAT much of a let down until reviewers told me that I was. Same with the movie which I haven't seen yet---won't read any more reviews and make up my own feeble mind on whether I really like it or not. I really can't make a judgement until I actually see it for myself since it does have Tom Hanks in the lead role (he's not had too many icccccck roles over the years)---however, when it concerns couples like Ben Affleck and JLo who do have a "history" of forgettable films then I do tend to factor in the critics' opinions. So I'm going to give the movie a definite "let's go and rent it rating"---as I'm overseas now and will not be in the states until mid-June. Of course- there are too many made for movie books that never live up to the hype so we will see.

Question--anyone else see a movie that was praised or torpedoed and you thought the opposite?? I slept thru "Chariots of Fire" and wondered what all the hallubaloo was about --dumb me....and the beat goes on........10 bizillion people in the world and so many opinions---great to be alive!!!!!!!
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Old 05-22-2006, 07:09 AM   #34
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I totally tune it out. Don't read any of the reviews and turn the channel when they start promoting it. I have no desire to go see it.
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Old 05-25-2006, 07:46 PM   #35
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Read the book -- twice (once to myself when it first came out, then when a blind friend was interested I read it to her). I liked the book a lot, but couldn't imagine it as a movie, too intricate a plot. I'll see it when it comes out on DVD. I think the the religious critics are making Dan Brown a fortune! There are probably millions who will go see it because conservative religious forces are so vocally against it. It puzzled me, too, that it seems the book had been out awhile before the religous objections came out. But most of alll, it's fiction: A murder mystery. The fuss makes me laugh. Especially when it becomes obvious that some of the most vociferous have never read the book. Yes, I too am sick of the fuss and quit paying attention to it months ago.

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