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OIL MOVIE: Black Gold with Antonio Banderas

Thecinema’s fascination with oil continues with the imminent release of “BlackGold,” a drama about the Middle Eastern oil boom, starring Antonio Banderas. The filmis in the vein of “Lawrence of Arabia,” according to some reviews, which alsopoint to the “horror of Antonio Banderas’ miscasting as an Emir. The plotis about two Arabian chieftains who have […]

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The Guard – and a good cinema

Contains very strong language, strong violence, sex references and drug use, said the warning on the cinema website. I didn’t think that sounded like my kind of film, but “The Guard” is very funny and even quite touching. It is a story about an Irish village cop and a straight-laced FBI agent, and their fight […]

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Chemical Movies: The Informant!

Matt Damon stars in “The Informant!” – a film about a whistle-blower at an agricultural chemical firm in the early 90s, who discovers a price-fixing scam. He agrees to work as an undercover spy for the FBI, but apparently takes his new James Bond role a touch too seriously.   The Blog hasn’t seen this […]

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Movie Review: Up in the Air

Travelling to new places, especially when they are warm and sunny, is interesting, whereas travelling to the same places repeatedly is not. Especially when they are in the less attractive parts of one’s own country.   For petchem businesses with a global reach, a certain amount of business travel is inevitable. After the deepest cutback […]

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Texas bums on seats

Cinemas in the Houston area are a thing of wonder, according to my ICIS colleagues there. For years I have been hearing of a cinema complex in Katy, Texas, just outside Houston, which not only has wide reclining seats, but also tables in front of the seats where waitresses bring you a meal while you’re […]

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Bank holiday at the movies

The cinema was more crowded than I’d ever seen it on Monday. Three screens were showing the new “X-Men Origins – Wolverine” and two had Nigel’s favourite “Hannah Montana”, so there were groups of teens, mums with parties of girls, couples and seniors, all milling around the multiplex lobby and queuing up for coke and […]

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Yellow ducks – more plastics in advertising

I’ve just remembered this ad was also on before the main film last night. Anyone who still has the ICIS yellow plastic ducks from conferences gone by, not to mention the Hilton Hotels tiny yellow ducks, will welcome this advance of the ducks into mainstream cinema. The advert is called “March of the Ducks” and […]

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Orange animals – plastics in advertising

No time for blogging today cos I’ve got two presentations to write by lunchtime, so here’s a link to a good plastics ad I saw in the cinema before Slumdog Millionaire yesterday. 

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