Tag Archives | films

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The desire to be “out on jury duty”

The green blogger Doris in our New York office will be out on jury duty this week, she wrote on her blog “ICIS Green Chemicals” yesterday.   She says she is glad to do her patriotic duty, and she has a link to a spoof blog posting on ways to spice up the jury selection […]

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Sherlock Holmes and the Dalian Exchange

Did anyone spot the petchem link in the brilliant new 21st-century Sherlock on BBC TV? Wasn’t it obvious?   In the second of three episodes, “The Blind Banker,” Sherlock Holmes is investigating the murder of a bank trader who has recently returned from two round-the-world trips via Dalian, home of the Dalian Commodity Exchange (DCE), […]

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Ping Pong Balls of Fury

Balls of Fury is one of the worst films the Blog has ever seen. Like every other sports-themed film it’s about a past champion gone to seed who makes a miraculous return to form.   It’s a slapstick comedy only it’s not funny and it’s way too long, which is a pity because table tennis […]

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BP calls Kevin Costner to clean up oil spill

Kevin Costner, star of Waterworld and other epics, has been called in by BP to help clean up the oil disaster in the US Gulf. Costner has patented a stainless steel device called the Ocean Therapy which cleans oil from tainted seawater. The actor has spent 15 years and $26m on developing the machine which […]

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Saree for international events – Deepika

MUMBAI (Chemicals Confidential)–Bollywood star Deepika Padukone has been a stunning advocate of the saree as appropriate garb at international events, thereby echoing the sentiments of the Blog’s own colleagues, I read in the Cannes coverage in the Bombay Times section of the Sunday Times of India on 16 May, which was hung on my hotel […]

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Movie: “Dirty Oil”

“Dirty Oil,” a new anti-oilsands film has come out this week in the UK. It shows that most of America‘s oil comes from Canada, “the new Saudi Arabia,” from open-cast mining of tar pits. Starring Neve Campbell, it is an expose of the pollution of the environment in Alberta, where the tar sand development has […]

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Movies: “Wall Street – Money Never Sleeps”

“Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps” is the sequel to every chemical trader’s favourite film and due out in the US in September 2010. The trailer is showing in cinemas now, with one lingering shot dwelling on the famous brick-sized mobile phone from the original.   The original Wall Street, made in 1987 has some classic […]

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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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Nitrile rubber fire hose is red hot fashion

Reclaimed fire hose made from nitrile rubber has become the must have eco-friendly accessory, according to numerous press articles this week and quoted on the Elvis and Kresse website:   “The Fire-Hose range is made exclusively from genuine de-commissioned British fire brigade hoses which, after a distinguished career fighting fires and saving lives, were otherwise […]

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Sandra Bullock’s Plastic Gown at Golden Globes

Sandra Bullock looked divine in a purple plastic Bottega Veneta gown at Monday night’s Golden Globes in Los Angeles, according to a PlasticPossible retweet from my fellow blogger Doris of Green Chemicals fame.   In this red carpet video, Sandra Bullock tells the world that her dress is made of plastic – she’s about two […]

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