Monday, 15 May 2006

DVC "othercott" hurdle

To say that I'm not a happy bunny this evening is to understate the situation somewhat. I am close to being a seething, snarling bunny, and rabid to boot.

I read about the idea of going to see another film on the opening weekend of DVC, and thought it was pretty neat. I also read somewhere - I forget where, exactly - that "Over the Hedge" was out this weekend, and I thought that it would make a good option ... Unfortunately, I also forgot that most of the blogs I read are overseas ...

... It turns out that "Over the Hedge" isn't out in the UK until the end of June. So, I logged on to the Bluewater Cinema website to check out what films were going to be on this weekend. (BTW, Bluewater, for those of you who don't know, is a giant temple of Mammon just to the south-east of London, and great fun it is too!)

Imagine my disgust when, having picked the Saturday night option, I found that the ONLY film that is on the listing is the "Da Vinci Code" !

When I rang to find out what computer glitch was responsible for this one, the operator could only offer the feeble excuse that the listings didn't go on the system until Tuesday. She had absolutely no idea what other films might be on offer (there are about 18 screens in this place, I think). However, they were already able to get the DVC listing up. She couldn't explain that one ...

And while I'm on the subject, don't believe the old chestnut about DVC getting more people to really think about Christianity. I teach RE in my school and several kids decided to ask me if I'd go and see the film ... it was pretty obvious from the way they asked the question that they knew (a) what my answer would be, and (b) exactly why. One of the boys even pointed out that the film-makers wouldn't have been able to get away with making a film like that about another religion ...

I consider the DVC to be a direct attack on my (much loved) Holy Mother Church. And the kids at school would know exactly how to respond to an attack on one of their mothers ...

1 comment:

George said...

Looks like the DVC got more laughs and boos out of the US film critics than anyone expected judging by a quick surf of the blogs this morning. Many said the film was just OTT and way too long - yawn. Tom Hank's 'serious' punch line at the end of the film drew the most laughter.

On another note I am also finding it hard to source a local cinema showing anything other than DVC this weekend. Have Sony paid for all the cinema screens this week so that their ratings for DVC will have no opposition????

This sounds almost as sinister as the DVC itself! Perhaps Dan Brown can write a best seller about media moguls and their agenda in social engineering. I'm sure that would draw a lot of laughs.

Has anyone else in the UK or in the States found that DVC is the ONLY movie currently on offer at their local multiplex cinema ???

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