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  1. QUESTION:
    I'm going to Edinburgh today… with mates what to do something different any ideas?
    I'm going to Edinburgh today… with mates what to do something different any ideas?

    We usually just go for lunch and go to Harvey Nic’s for some shopping. But it’s meant to be a day trip for my mate that’s just graduated. Want to do something more different and special… any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      Starting at the top of the town, Edinburgh Castle is a must see for every visitor. It has a fascinating history, but what makes it really special are the views in every direction. Edinburgh Castle is cared for by Historic Scotland - www.historic-scotland.gov.uk

      Next to the castle, the Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre aims to bring 300 years of Scotch Whisky history to life. This interactive visitor attraction, allows you to experience whisky sights, sounds and smells, and gives the opportunity to discover how whisky is made. - www.whisky-heritage.co.uk

      Just down the Royal Mile lies the Writers Museum. Situated in Lady Stair's House, built in 1622, The Writers' Museum is dedicated to the lives and work of Scotland's great literary figures, in particluar Robert Burns (1759 - 1796), Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832) and Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 - 1894). - www.cac.org.uk

      Nearby to this lies the National Library of Scotland, Scotland's largest library and the world centre for the study of Scotland and the Scots. - www.nls.uk

      Just Round the corner from this on Chambers St lies the Royal Museum run by National Museums of Scotland. This museum houses the international collections and contains an extraordinary range of material. - www.nms.ac.uk/royal

      For some of the darker side of the city, visit the Edinburgh Dungeon. Witch-hunters, grave-robbers, murderers, cannibals, executioners - you will find them all here, along with their wretched victims. - www.thedungeons.com

      Beneath the Royal Mile lies a warren of concealed streets where real people lived, worked and died in bygone centuries. Step back in time at The Real Mary King’s Close to walk through these hidden closes, some of which have never before been open to the public.
      www.realmarykingsclose.com

      Continuing into the underworld, you might want to experience one of Edinburgh's Ghost Tours with Mercat Tours. The gory, the ghoulish, the sinister and the haunted, creepy Underground Vaults - "possibly the most haunted place in Britain"! - lots to choose from - www.mercat-tours.co.uk

      At the bottom end of the Royal Mile is the Palace of Holyrood - a royal residence as well as the new Scottish Parliament.

      Next door to these attractions lies Our Dynamic Earth - an interactive visitor centre taking you on a thrilling journey back in time to learn about our planet Earth. - www.dynamicearth.co.uk

      Elsewhere in the city you can visit treats like the Royal Yacht Britannia in Leith and The Royal Botanic Gardens.

      In addition we have these festivals:

      Snowdrop Festival

      Ceilidh Culture

      Science Festival

      Leith Festival

      Edinburgh Art Festival

      Jazz and Blues Festival

      Military Tattoo

      Festival Fringe

      International Festival

      Book Festival

      Film Festival

      Festival of Politics

      Edinburgh Mela

      Edinburgh's Christmas

      Hogmanay

      Read about them here
      http://www.edinburgh.org/events/edinburg...
      http://www.holidayscotland.org.uk/attrac...

  2. QUESTION:
    Visiting Edinburgh thiis week want to know about the Castle, The dungeons and good indian Restaurants?
    Visiting wed - Fri and want to go to the Castle are there any offers for tickets anywhere for discount admission or similar that anyone knows of? Also thinking of going to the Dungeons are they any good?(I have looked at the websites for both the castle and Dungeon - but just wondered what info people have!??) and last but not least can anyone recommend a really good Indian Restuarant (In Edinburgh!)?

    Thanks
    Thanks all so far, i have been to Mary kings close and you are right FANTASTIC!!, Will check out the Indian cavalry club, cost not hugely important...I just wanted to see if any discounted tickets for castle as I have been there a few times (and you are all right...well worth a visit, but other half not been since he was a child sothought it would be a good way to sped the afternoon, we intend to go to the zoo on the way home....thanks to all who have taken the time to reply so far... :-)

    • ANSWER:
      Tourist Attractions

      Starting at the top of the town, Edinburgh Castle is a must see for every visitor. It has a fascinating history, but what makes it really special are the views in every direction. Edinburgh Castle is cared for by Historic Scotland - www.historic-scotland.gov.uk

      Next to the castle, the Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre aims to bring 300 years of Scotch Whisky history to life. This interactive visitor attraction, allows you to experience whisky sights, sounds and smells, and gives the opportunity to discover how whisky is made. - www.whisky-heritage.co.uk

      Just down the Royal Mile lies the Writers Museum. Situated in Lady Stair's House, built in 1622, The Writers' Museum is dedicated to the lives and work of Scotland's great literary figures, in particluar Robert Burns (1759 - 1796), Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832) and Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 - 1894). - www.cac.org.uk

      Nearby to this lies the National Library of Scotland, Scotland's largest library and the world centre for the study of Scotland and the Scots. - www.nls.uk

      Just Round the corner from this on Chambers St lies the Royal Museum run by National Museums of Scotland. This museum houses the international collections and contains an extraordinary range of material. - www.nms.ac.uk/royal

      For some of the darker side of the city, visit the Edinburgh Dungeon. Witch-hunters, grave-robbers, murderers, cannibals, executioners - you will find them all here, along with their wretched victims. - www.thedungeons.com

      Beneath the Royal Mile lies a warren of concealed streets where real people lived, worked and died in bygone centuries. Step back in time at The Real Mary King’s Close to walk through these hidden closes, some of which have never before been open to the public.
      www.realmarykingsclose.com

      Continuing into the underworld, you might want to experience one of Edinburgh's Ghost Tours with Mercat Tours. The gory, the ghoulish, the sinister and the haunted, creepy Underground Vaults - "possibly the most haunted place in Britain"! - lots to choose from - www.mercat-tours.co.uk

      At the bottom end of the Royal Mile is the Palace of Holyrood - a royal residence as well as the new Scottish Parliament.

      Next door to these attractions lies Our Dynamic Earth - an interactive visitor centre taking you on a thrilling journey back in time to learn about our planet Earth. - www.dynamicearth.co.uk

      Elsewhere in the city you can visit treats like the Royal Yacht Britannia in Leith and The Royal Botanic Gardens.

      In addition we have these festivals:

      Snowdrop Festival

      Ceilidh Culture

      Science Festival

      Leith Festival

      Edinburgh Art Festival

      Jazz and Blues Festival

      Military Tattoo

      Festival Fringe

      International Festival

      Book Festival

      Film Festival

      Festival of Politics

      Edinburgh Mela

      Edinburgh's Christmas

      Hogmanay

      Read about them here
      http://www.edinburgh.org/events/edinburg...

      http://www.holidayscotland.org.uk/attrac...

      Restaurants

      Anna Purna

      45 St. Patrick Square, Edinburgh, UK - Scotland EH8 9ET · 131-662-1807

      Outdoor Dining: None
      This popular restaurant near Edinburgh University is known for its flavorful Indian cuisine – newcomers may not even realize they are eating vegetarian dishes. Regulars, however, keep coming back for the three-course lunch, a healthy bargain. In the evening, enjoy an Indian beer or a glass of wine along with specials such as deep-fried puri bread with chutney or aubergine Ann Purna. The dining room is cozy and intimate, and the service goes the extra mile to make you feel at home. Business casual dress.

      Indian Cavalry Club

      3 Atholl Pl, Edinburgh, UK - Scotland EH3 8HP · 131-228-3282

      Outdoor Dining: None
      This exotic dining room serves rich but not fiery hot dishes, making it accessible to those inexperienced with this cuisine. Popular for business lunches and dinners. The ambience is upscale and clean, evocative of British India during the Victorian years. There are plenty of vegetarian options, as well as tandoori stews, seafood curries, chicken pakora and the most popular dish, Red Fort chicken. Reservations recommended. Business casual dress.

      Kalpna

      2 St. Patrick Square, Edinburgh, UK - Scotland EH8 9EZ · 131-667-9890

      Outdoor Dining: None
      This Indian favorite may not be that much to look at with just a few mirrors and wall hangings decorating the dining room, but you'll be treated to some of the best Indian cooking in the region. One of few restaurants offering authentic Gujarati dishes, Kalpna also has a popular all-you-can-eat buffet during lunch, heaping with favorites such as lentil and basmati rice pancakes, Thali, curry and much more. The wine list is small but well chosen. No reservations. Business casual dress.

      Lancers

      5 Hamilton Pl, Edinburgh, UK - Scotland EH3 5BA · 131-332-3444

      Outdoor Dining: None
      Specializing in north Indian and Bengali dishes, this is one of the more upscale ethnic restaurants in town. Ginger is one of the most noticeable flavors in dishes such as murgh and sarifhu chicken. Many people pick up dishes to go. Try the Kurji lamb, which is marinated in herbs and barbecued. Business casual dress.

      Suruchi

      14a Nicholson St, Edinburgh, UK - Scotland EH8 9DH · 131-556-6583

      Outdoor Dining: None
      The chefs are inventive at this popular south Indian destination. The dining room is light and airy and provides the perfect backdrop for the light, fresh dishes such as coconut rice, grilled kebabs, or Scottish trout cooked tandoori style. Each of the three dining rooms is attractively decorated with authentic Indian furnishings, paintings and tiles, and live jazz is occasionally featured. Pre-theater dinners are available and are particularly convenient before a show at the Festival Theatre. Reservations recommended. Business casual dress.

      The Raj Restaurant

      89-91a Henderson St, Edinburgh, UK - Scotland EH6 6ED · 131-553-6968

      Outdoor Dining: None
      This establishment has been highly successful thanks to an attractive waterside location and fine cooking based on the exotic cuisines of Bangladesh and Goa. Flanking the Water of Leith, the dining room is sophisticated and pleasant, and the service is friendly. If you enjoy your spring rolls or curry so much you'd like to recreate them at home, authentic ingredients are available for purchase, as are cookbooks with instructions. Business casual dress.

      http://www.10best.com/Edinburgh/Restaurants/Indian/

  3. QUESTION:
    Is there any sugestion for a good place in edinburgh???
    I'm planning to go to Edinburgh this week, and now i'm curious which place that i can visit there? cafe or something like that....

    • ANSWER:
      Starting at the top of the town, Edinburgh Castle is a must see for every visitor. It has a fascinating history, but what makes it really special are the views in every direction. Edinburgh Castle is cared for by Historic Scotland - www.historic-scotland.gov.uk

      Next to the castle, the Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre aims to bring 300 years of Scotch Whisky history to life. This interactive visitor attraction, allows you to experience whisky sights, sounds and smells, and gives the opportunity to discover how whisky is made. - www.whisky-heritage.co.uk

      Just down the Royal Mile lies the Writers Museum. Situated in Lady Stair's House, built in 1622, The Writers' Museum is dedicated to the lives and work of Scotland's great literary figures, in particluar Robert Burns (1759 - 1796), Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832) and Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 - 1894). - www.cac.org.uk

      Nearby to this lies the National Library of Scotland, Scotland's largest library and the world centre for the study of Scotland and the Scots. - www.nls.uk

      Just Round the corner from this on Chambers St lies the Royal Museum run by National Museums of Scotland. This museum houses the international collections and contains an extraordinary range of material. - www.nms.ac.uk/royal

      For some of the darker side of the city, visit the Edinburgh Dungeon. Witch-hunters, grave-robbers, murderers, cannibals, executioners - you will find them all here, along with their wretched victims. - www.thedungeons.com

      Beneath the Royal Mile lies a warren of concealed streets where real people lived, worked and died in bygone centuries. Step back in time at The Real Mary King’s Close to walk through these hidden closes, some of which have never before been open to the public.
      www.realmarykingsclose.com

      Continuing into the underworld, you might want to experience one of Edinburgh's Ghost Tours with Mercat Tours. The gory, the ghoulish, the sinister and the haunted, creepy Underground Vaults - "possibly the most haunted place in Britain"! - lots to choose from - www.mercat-tours.co.uk

      At the bottom end of the Royal Mile is the Palace of Holyrood - a royal residence as well as the new Scottish Parliament.

      Next door to these attractions lies Our Dynamic Earth - an interactive visitor centre taking you on a thrilling journey back in time to learn about our planet Earth. - www.dynamicearth.co.uk

      Elsewhere in the city you can visit treats like the Royal Yacht Britannia in Leith and The Royal Botanic Gardens.

      In addition we have these festivals:

      Snowdrop Festival

      Ceilidh Culture

      Science Festival

      Leith Festival

      Edinburgh Art Festival

      Jazz and Blues Festival

      Military Tattoo

      Festival Fringe

      International Festival

      Book Festival

      Film Festival

      Festival of Politics

      Edinburgh Mela

      Edinburgh's Christmas

      Hogmanay

      Read about them here
      http://www.edinburgh.org/events/edinburg...
      http://www.holidayscotland.org.uk/attrac...

  4. QUESTION:
    Are 'noble lies' and myths often told to society by the philosophical elite in order to ensure social order?
    In the past, politicians promised to create a better world. They had different ways of achieving this, but their power and authority came from the optimistic visions they offered their people. Those dreams failed and today people have lost faith in ideologies. Increasingly, politicians are seen simply as managers of public life, but now they have discovered a new role that restores their power and authority. Instead of delivering dreams, politicians now promise to protect us: from nightmares. They say that they will rescue us from dreadful dangers that we cannot see and do not understand. And the greatest danger of all is international terrorism, a powerful and sinister network with sleeper cells in countries across the world, a threat that needs to be fought by a War on Terror. But much of this threat is a fantasy, which has been exaggerated and distorted by politicians. It's a dark illusion that has spread unquestioned through governments around the world, the security services and the international media. This is a series of films about how and why that fantasy was created, and who it benefits. At the heart of the story are two groups: the American neo-conservatives and the radical Islamists. Both were idealists who were born out of the failure of the liberal dream to build a better world, and both had a very similar explanation of what caused that failure. These two groups have changed the world, but not in the way that either intended. Together, they created today's nightmare vision of a secret organized evil that threatens the world, a fantasy that politicians then found restored their power and authority in a disillusioned age. And those with the darkest fears became the most powerful.

    • ANSWER:
      The ruling parties, especially in the west seem to thrive of fantasy. The only trouble is, many sheeple are taken in by it, and are conditioned in a certain way, maybe from school in voting for what is considered 'the norm'. I'm not saying that we should all have a revolution either, I'm saying that people are not very smart when it comes to choosing a leader these days.

      All the claptrap about terrorism has been jumped on by big businesses and the ruling elite and the ruling elite live and thrive off fear. It does after all create hundreds of thousands of jobs - and jobs are VOTES and votes means power after all. I've got very few fancy words to say about it, apart from it's all smoke and mirrors and it's ALL...... about mind control.

  5. QUESTION:
    Where is there a vegan, vegatarian, or raw food restaurant in kentucky?
    I live in Central Kentucky.

    • ANSWER:
      Believe it or not, there are vegetarian and vegan options in Kentucky :-)

      Bowling Green:

      Java House

      308 E Main St
      270-846-4723

      Coffe Shop, Vegan-friendly, Not 100% Vegetarian Cheap

      Not 100% Vegetarian. Inside feels like someone's living room. Board games, armchairs, photos of old film stars, friendly owners. Soymilk available in coffees & chai tea; also fruit smoothies, veggie burger. Cash only.

      Lexington:

      Alfalfa Restaurant
      http://www.alfalfarestaurant.com/

      41 E Main St
      859-253-0014

      Ova, Lacto, Vegan-friendly, Not 100% Vegetarian

      Not 100% Vegetarian. Has a chicken dish. Good vegetarian food; try the scrambled tofu or tempeh sandwich of the day.

      Natasha's Bistro

      112 Esplanade
      859-259-2754

      Vegan-friendly, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Beer/Wine, Not 100% Vegetarian

      Not 100% Vegetarian. Has vegetarian selections like hummus, Greek salads, and ratatouille spinach pesto pizza. Exotic atmosphere.

      Good Foods Co-op
      http://www.goodfoods.coop/

      439 Southland Dr
      859-278-1813

      Great store, also a natural foods cafe and deli.

      Wild Oats Market
      http://www.wildoats.com/u/store208/

      161 Lexington Green Circle

      859-971-8600

      Part of market chain; has deli, salad bar, juice bar, vitamins, organic produce, and more. Open daily.

      Louisville:

      Zen Garden

      2240 Frankfort Ave (40206) (map)
      502-895-9114

      Vegan, Asian, Take-out

      Beautiful and relaxing Zen atmosphere. Uses fresh ingredients. Try the Orange tofu and Crispy shiitake mushroom. Closed Sunday.

      Gumbo A-Go-Go
      http://www.gumboagogo.com/

      2109 Frankfort Ave
      502-896-4046

      Vegan-friendly, Beer/Wine, Not 100% Vegetarian

      Not 100% Vegetarian. Daily changing vegetarian options. Accept Credit Cards. Closed Sunday.

      Club Grotto

      2116 Bardstown Rd
      502-459-5275

      Organic, International, Gourmet, Beer/Wine, Not 100% Vegetarian

      Not 100% Vegetarian. Has a few vegetarian entrees, can be made vegan upon request; large salads. Try the Vegetable orgy. Reservations recomended. Accept Credit Cards.

      Ramsi's Cafe on the World

      1293 Bardstown Rd
      502-451-0700

      Ova, Lacto, Vegan-friendly, International, Beer/Wine, Not 100% Vegetarian

      Not 100% Vegetarian. Many dishes can be made vegan upon request. Open until 2am and has a great atmosphere.

      Shiraz

      2018 Brownsboro Rd
      502-891-8854

      Mediterranean, Not 100% Vegetarian

      Not 100% Vegetarian. Will alter recipes from vegetarian to vegan upon request, such as falafel with hummus instead of tziki sauce. Accept Credit Cards.

      Third Avenue Cafe
      http://www.thirdavecafe.com/

      1164 S 3rd St (at Oak St)
      502-585-2233

      Vegan-friendly, Beer/Wine, Not 100% Vegetarian

      Not 100% Vegetarian. Friers are kept seperate; try the vegan ruben and tempeh melt; Dark Star Porter from the local Bluegrass Brewing Company. Accept Credit Cards.

      Vietnam Kitchen

      5339 Mitscher Ave
      502-363-5154

      Vegan-friendly, Beer/Wine, Not 100% Vegetarian

      Not 100% Vegetarian. Try the "M4." Non smoking. Accept Credit Cards.

      Amazing Grace Whole Foods And Nutrition Center
      http://www.amazinggracewholefoods.com/

      1133 Bardstown
      502-485-1122

      A wide range of products plus vegan-vegetarian deli foods for eat in and take out.

      Rainbow Blossom Natural Foods and Deli
      http://www.rainbowblossom.com/

      3738 Lexington Rd (at St Mathews)
      502-893-3627

      Good place to socialize. Has everything you could need plus order if necessary. Prices on the high end for the location.

      Whole Foods Market
      http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/louisville/index.html

      4944 Shelbyville Rd
      502-899-5545

      Part of market chain; has deli, salad bar, juice bar, vitamins, organic produce, and more. Open daily.

      Wild Oats Market
      http://www.wildoats.com/u/store205/

      4600 Shelbyville Rd
      502-721-7373

      Natural market chain has deli, vitamins, organic produce, care products, grocery, and more. Open daily.

      If you're looking to meet like minded vegetarians, check out these resources:

      http://www.vegetarianusa.com/city/Kentucky.html

  6. QUESTION:
    What to do in Edinburgh in early October?
    Othen than tourist areas, any festivals or special things to see/do? Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Starting at the top of the town, Edinburgh Castle is a must see for every visitor. It has a fascinating history, but what makes it really special are the views in every direction. Edinburgh Castle is cared for by Historic Scotland - www.historic-scotland.gov.uk

      Next to the castle, the Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre aims to bring 300 years of Scotch Whisky history to life. This interactive visitor attraction, allows you to experience whisky sights, sounds and smells, and gives the opportunity to discover how whisky is made. - www.whisky-heritage.co.uk

      Just down the Royal Mile lies the Writers Museum. Situated in Lady Stair's House, built in 1622, The Writers' Museum is dedicated to the lives and work of Scotland's great literary figures, in particluar Robert Burns (1759 - 1796), Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832) and Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 - 1894). - www.cac.org.uk

      Nearby to this lies the National Library of Scotland, Scotland's largest library and the world centre for the study of Scotland and the Scots. - www.nls.uk

      Just Round the corner from this on Chambers St lies the Royal Museum run by National Museums of Scotland. This museum houses the international collections and contains an extraordinary range of material. - www.nms.ac.uk/royal

      For some of the darker side of the city, visit the Edinburgh Dungeon. Witch-hunters, grave-robbers, murderers, cannibals, executioners - you will find them all here, along with their wretched victims. - www.thedungeons.com

      Beneath the Royal Mile lies a warren of concealed streets where real people lived, worked and died in bygone centuries. Step back in time at The Real Mary King’s Close to walk through these hidden closes, some of which have never before been open to the public.
      www.realmarykingsclose.com

      Continuing into the underworld, you might want to experience one of Edinburgh's Ghost Tours with Mercat Tours. The gory, the ghoulish, the sinister and the haunted, creepy Underground Vaults - "possibly the most haunted place in Britain"! - lots to choose from - www.mercat-tours.co.uk

      At the bottom end of the Royal Mile is the Palace of Holyrood - a royal residence as well as the new Scottish Parliament.

      Next door to these attractions lies Our Dynamic Earth - an interactive visitor centre taking you on a thrilling journey back in time to learn about our planet Earth. - www.dynamicearth.co.uk

      Elsewhere in the city you can visit treats like the Royal Yacht Britannia in Leith and The Royal Botanic Gardens.

      In addition we have these festivals:

      Snowdrop Festival

      Ceilidh Culture

      Science Festival

      Leith Festival

      Edinburgh Art Festival

      Jazz and Blues Festival

      Military Tattoo

      Festival Fringe

      International Festival

      Book Festival

      Film Festival

      Festival of Politics

      Edinburgh Mela

      Edinburgh's Christmas

      Hogmanay

      Read about them here
      http://www.edinburgh.org/events/edinburg...
      http://www.holidayscotland.org.uk/attrac...

  7. QUESTION:
    Why has there been a resurgence of bareback gay porn over the last several years?
    Throughout the late 80's and through the 90's condoms were used in almost all gay adult films. Because of the AIDS epidemic, bareback films were frowned upon. But now into the 2000's, there has been a huge resurgence of bareback gay porn, DVD's and websites.

    Is it some kind of [gay] societal rebellion underway against safe sex?

    • ANSWER:
      WARNING – If discussion of ALTERNATIVE SEXUAL PRACTICE offends you, please STOP READING NOW!

      Excellent question Jason. Interestingly enough, a similar question was posted to me on my blog. While I cannot provide a simple answer as to WHY the resurgence of bareback porn, I can tell you that it remains a controversial topic within the gay men’s community; particularly the leather/kink community; and shed some light on the situation. While some in our community feel that bareback has no place in community events such as International Mr. Leather contest, Folsom Street Fair or Gay Pride celebrations, others view barebacking as a form of Risk Aware Consensual Kink (RACK). This topic continues to generate controversy whenever it is brought-up.

      The leather/kink community was one of the first and hardest hit communities since the HIV/AIDS epidemic. As a result, we have lost a generation of men whose knowledge and wisdom are irreplaceable. Many traditions were simply lost and on top of this, the leather/kink community face discrimination even within the gay community based on our sexual proclivities.

      It used to be that you cannot watch porn without seeing condoms as a way for porn producers to promote sexual health amongst gay men. The general consensus was “if the porn stars did it, people would likely follow.” It worked for a while but let’s face it. Is it hot to put on a condom during sex? Are we thinking of safer sex while we are engaged in some activity that preoccupies most of our mind? I think not.

      With the insurgence of stronger medication and combination therapy, the once feared disease that carried an immediate sentence is now somewhat manageable. Those that survived are now living longer and healthier than the dark days. Many of these survivors carry with them a strong sense of trust, honor and respect a leatherman’s unwritten code of honor. This left many who are interested in fitting into this lifestyle felt isolated and left out as they seek a sense of direction. Combined with poor self image and esteem, they gradually become gift seekers or those that want to be infected.

      Is it hot to use a condom during sex? It can be when it is done right. Is it hot not to use a condom during sex? It can be. It’s all in the perspective. While everyone will agree that no sex is ever worth dying for but other than gift seekers/givers, who are we to judge others who practice safe/unsafe sex? It’s all about our own choice.

      There is no right or wrong answer to this controversial question. Only personal experiences, choices and statistics which really doesn’t offer much insight. The larger problem we have in hand is our own self-image. Who are we? Why are we the way we are today? Why do we continue to do bad things to ourselves, and to the community?

      Do I have the answer to all these questions? No. Do we have the answers to these questions as a collective? Yes!

      Thank you for posting this question so we can start engaging in this process of dialogue! I hope I have shed some light on this controversial and erotic topic.

  8. QUESTION:
    I have a male friend coming over from Prague what can I do with him while he is over here?
    I am going to take him for a tour of Celtic Park one of the days but dont know what to do with him in Edinburgh (my home town) help!

    • ANSWER:
      Starting at the top of the town, Edinburgh Castle is a must see for every visitor. It has a fascinating history, but what makes it really special are the views in every direction. Edinburgh Castle is cared for by Historic Scotland - www.historic-scotland.gov.uk

      Next to the castle, the Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre aims to bring 300 years of Scotch Whisky history to life. This interactive visitor attraction, allows you to experience whisky sights, sounds and smells, and gives the opportunity to discover how whisky is made. - www.whisky-heritage.co.uk

      Just down the Royal Mile lies the Writers Museum. Situated in Lady Stair's House, built in 1622, The Writers' Museum is dedicated to the lives and work of Scotland's great literary figures, in particluar Robert Burns (1759 - 1796), Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832) and Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 - 1894). - www.cac.org.uk

      Nearby to this lies the National Library of Scotland, Scotland's largest library and the world centre for the study of Scotland and the Scots. - www.nls.uk

      Just Round the corner from this on Chambers St lies the Royal Museum run by National Museums of Scotland. This museum houses the international collections and contains an extraordinary range of material. - www.nms.ac.uk/royal

      For some of the darker side of the city, visit the Edinburgh Dungeon. Witch-hunters, grave-robbers, murderers, cannibals, executioners - you will find them all here, along with their wretched victims. - www.thedungeons.com

      Beneath the Royal Mile lies a warren of concealed streets where real people lived, worked and died in bygone centuries. Step back in time at The Real Mary King’s Close to walk through these hidden closes, some of which have never before been open to the public.
      www.realmarykingsclose.com

      Continuing into the underworld, you might want to experience one of Edinburgh's Ghost Tours with Mercat Tours. The gory, the ghoulish, the sinister and the haunted, creepy Underground Vaults - "possibly the most haunted place in Britain"! - lots to choose from - www.mercat-tours.co.uk

      At the bottom end of the Royal Mile is the Palace of Holyrood - a royal residence as well as the new Scottish Parliament.

      Next door to these attractions lies Our Dynamic Earth - an interactive visitor centre taking you on a thrilling journey back in time to learn about our planet Earth. - www.dynamicearth.co.uk

      Elsewhere in the city you can visit treats like the Royal Yacht Britannia in Leith and The Royal Botanic Gardens.

      In addition we have these festivals:

      Snowdrop Festival

      Ceilidh Culture

      Science Festival

      Leith Festival

      Edinburgh Art Festival

      Jazz and Blues Festival

      Military Tattoo

      Festival Fringe

      International Festival

      Book Festival

      Film Festival

      Festival of Politics

      Edinburgh Mela

      Edinburgh's Christmas

      Hogmanay

      Read about them here
      http://www.edinburgh.org/events/edinburg...
      http://www.holidayscotland.org.uk/attrac...

  9. QUESTION:
    How much money will i need for spending 4 days in Edinburgh(except accomodation) but some sightseeing included

    • ANSWER:
      About £100 should be more than adequate. Excluding accomodation & travel to/from Edinburgh

      Things to do

      Starting at the top of the town, Edinburgh Castle is a must see for every visitor. It has a fascinating history, but what makes it really special are the views in every direction. Edinburgh Castle is cared for by Historic Scotland - www.historic-scotland.gov.uk

      Next to the castle, the Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre aims to bring 300 years of Scotch Whisky history to life. This interactive visitor attraction, allows you to experience whisky sights, sounds and smells, and gives the opportunity to discover how whisky is made. - www.whisky-heritage.co.uk

      Just down the Royal Mile lies the Writers Museum. Situated in Lady Stair's House, built in 1622, The Writers' Museum is dedicated to the lives and work of Scotland's great literary figures, in particluar Robert Burns (1759 - 1796), Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832) and Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 - 1894). - www.cac.org.uk

      Nearby to this lies the National Library of Scotland, Scotland's largest library and the world centre for the study of Scotland and the Scots. - www.nls.uk

      Just Round the corner from this on Chambers St lies the Royal Museum run by National Museums of Scotland. This museum houses the international collections and contains an extraordinary range of material. - www.nms.ac.uk/royal

      For some of the darker side of the city, visit the Edinburgh Dungeon. Witch-hunters, grave-robbers, murderers, cannibals, executioners - you will find them all here, along with their wretched victims. - www.thedungeons.com

      Beneath the Royal Mile lies a warren of concealed streets where real people lived, worked and died in bygone centuries. Step back in time at The Real Mary King’s Close to walk through these hidden closes, some of which have never before been open to the public.
      www.realmarykingsclose.com

      Continuing into the underworld, you might want to experience one of Edinburgh's Ghost Tours with Mercat Tours. The gory, the ghoulish, the sinister and the haunted, creepy Underground Vaults - "possibly the most haunted place in Britain"! - lots to choose from - www.mercat-tours.co.uk

      At the bottom end of the Royal Mile is the Palace of Holyrood - a royal residence as well as the new Scottish Parliament.

      Next door to these attractions lies Our Dynamic Earth - an interactive visitor centre taking you on a thrilling journey back in time to learn about our planet Earth. - www.dynamicearth.co.uk

      Elsewhere in the city you can visit treats like the Royal Yacht Britannia in Leith and The Royal Botanic Gardens.

      In addition we have these festivals:

      Snowdrop Festival

      Ceilidh Culture

      Science Festival

      Leith Festival

      Edinburgh Art Festival

      Jazz and Blues Festival

      Military Tattoo

      Festival Fringe

      International Festival

      Book Festival

      Film Festival

      Festival of Politics

      Edinburgh Mela

      Edinburgh's Christmas

      Hogmanay

      Read about them here
      http://www.edinburgh.org/events/edinburg...
      http://www.holidayscotland.org.uk/attrac...

  10. QUESTION:
    What Are Some Of The Best Horror Movies Released This Year?

    • ANSWER:
      Sadly, I would say that there have been no good horror movies released this year. Although technically released in 2010, Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (debuted at the Virginia Film Festival in November of 2010) and Insidious (debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival in September of 2010) could be considered 2011 releases since they did not have a wide release until this year. Both of them are not great but are at least worth watching.

      Here are my top five horror movies released in 2010:
      1) Rubber
      2) Amer (made the film festival circuit throughout 2009 but did not open widely in its native France until 2010)
      3) Tucker & Dale vs. Evil
      4) Dream House
      5) Let Me In (although the original Swedish film Let The Right One from 2008 is way better)
      honorable mention: Stake Land

      these films mentioned above were not released this year:
      Antichrist (2009, an absolute must see though!!!)
      Ride, White, and Blue (2010)
      I Saw The Devil (2010, although it didn't open in the US until 2011 so I'd say that it qualifies as this year)
      Dead Meat (2004)
      Dead & Breakfast (2004)
      Zombie Honeymoon (2004)
      Zombie Flesh Eaters aka Zombi 2 aka Zombie (way back in 1979)
      Dead and Deader (2006)
      Evil Dead II (1987, one of the greatest horror movies ever made!)
      Survival of the Dead (2009)
      Zombie Lake (1981)
      The Horde (2009)
      The Return of the Living dead (1985)
      Day of the Dead (1985)
      American Zombie (2007)
      Zombie Nation (2004)
      Dance of the Dead (2008)
      Zombie Flesh Eaters aka Zombi 2 aka Zombie (way back in 1979)
      Dead and Deader (2006)

  11. QUESTION:
    Going to Edinburgh for weekend with partner but on a limited budget (£150) does anyone have any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      Starting at the top of the town, Edinburgh Castle is a must see for every visitor. It has a fascinating history, but what makes it really special are the views in every direction. Edinburgh Castle is cared for by Historic Scotland - www.historic-scotland.gov.uk

      Next to the castle, the Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre aims to bring 300 years of Scotch Whisky history to life. This interactive visitor attraction, allows you to experience whisky sights, sounds and smells, and gives the opportunity to discover how whisky is made. - www.whisky-heritage.co.uk

      Just down the Royal Mile lies the Writers Museum. Situated in Lady Stair's House, built in 1622, The Writers' Museum is dedicated to the lives and work of Scotland's great literary figures, in particluar Robert Burns (1759 - 1796), Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832) and Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 - 1894). - www.cac.org.uk

      Nearby to this lies the National Library of Scotland, Scotland's largest library and the world centre for the study of Scotland and the Scots. - www.nls.uk

      Just Round the corner from this on Chambers St lies the Royal Museum run by National Museums of Scotland. This museum houses the international collections and contains an extraordinary range of material. - www.nms.ac.uk/royal

      For some of the darker side of the city, visit the Edinburgh Dungeon. Witch-hunters, grave-robbers, murderers, cannibals, executioners - you will find them all here, along with their wretched victims. - www.thedungeons.com

      Beneath the Royal Mile lies a warren of concealed streets where real people lived, worked and died in bygone centuries. Step back in time at The Real Mary King’s Close to walk through these hidden closes, some of which have never before been open to the public.
      www.realmarykingsclose.com

      Continuing into the underworld, you might want to experience one of Edinburgh's Ghost Tours with Mercat Tours. The gory, the ghoulish, the sinister and the haunted, creepy Underground Vaults - "possibly the most haunted place in Britain"! - lots to choose from - www.mercat-tours.co.uk

      At the bottom end of the Royal Mile is the Palace of Holyrood - a royal residence as well as the new Scottish Parliament.

      Next door to these attractions lies Our Dynamic Earth - an interactive visitor centre taking you on a thrilling journey back in time to learn about our planet Earth. - www.dynamicearth.co.uk

      Elsewhere in the city you can visit treats like the Royal Yacht Britannia in Leith and The Royal Botanic Gardens.

      In addition we have these festivals:

      Snowdrop Festival

      Ceilidh Culture

      Science Festival

      Leith Festival

      Edinburgh Art Festival

      Jazz and Blues Festival

      Military Tattoo

      Festival Fringe

      International Festival

      Book Festival

      Film Festival

      Festival of Politics

      Edinburgh Mela

      Edinburgh's Christmas

      Hogmanay

      Read about them here
      http://www.edinburgh.org/events/edinburg...
      http://www.holidayscotland.org.uk/attrac...

  12. QUESTION:
    what does it take to become a real life famous photographer?

    • ANSWER:
      Always good to have a job that pays for the photography you do.
      You can work for a company, newspaper, ad agency, etc.
      You can also freelance. Work for yourself selling your skills, photographs from your own business place.

      You must have cameras: partial list. camera bodies, lenses wide angle to portrait lenses, telephoto Lens, lights, studio, dark room with film developing and print making equipment.
      Decide to go old school with film cameras.
      Or go digital.
      Or both.

      Then comes what the boss will print.
      Or what you decide is good.

      Then the developing film.
      Choosing what to print.
      And the actual photo lab work for film photography.
      Computer work, digital printing for digital photography

      You can get by with a small amount of equipment at the start.
      Add more equipment as your skills grow.
      Or go all out, buy everything at the start.

      To become a real life famous photographer your work must be more than good.
      And of course people must bring you from obscurity to national/international attention.

      Tough way to live always being better than another photographer and being in the public eye all the time. But some people do it and live very well!

      Study all the photography around you. From the tv set to images on web sites, books, photo exhibits. Also photography by famous photographers, institutions like The National Geographic.

  13. QUESTION:
    Can you give me ideas on things to do on a limited budget next week in Orlando/Kissimmee Florida?
    2 adults
    1 child

    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      The themed parks obviously but like stated they are pricey about plus dollars to get in and add .00 for parking. SeaWorld I believe is a little cheaper but around same ballpark figure. But you could hit Downtown Disney which is free and check out stuff there. You can hit Old Town in Kissimmee and explore there as well. You can go see (if interested) Titanic: The Experience at the Orlando Science Center (the exhibit will be closing for good on Jan 09)(I loved it !) Adults ticket .50 and children (3-11) .50 plus parking. But with the purchase of the Titanic tickets you also get entry to all four floors of interactive Exhibit Halls,Xtreme Screen Films and Planetarium Shows in the Dr. Phillips CineDome
      Observatory viewing on Fridays and Saturdays. Live science presentations throughout the building. So that is alot for little money. You can also just drive down International drive to sight see. Go check out a baseball game in Kissimmee (Spring training for teams are happening there, if your in to baseball) just an idea. You can check out Wonderworks which is a very fun place, they have a comedy show with all you can eat pizza. They also have a laser tag game where you can run through a maze in the dark battling it out with other people, it's really fun for kids. The building is upside down and full of interesting facts and activites to try. There are lots of stuff to do. I hope I gave you some ideas to work with. Have a great Florida trip!

  14. QUESTION:
    I would like to go to Scotland...Are there any suggestions on what to do & where to visit....??
    After I graduate High School I would like to visit Scotland. (I'm a Sophomore) Does anyone know of some awesome places to visit/see, places to go, and where to stay? I would greatly appreciate it if quite a few people could answer this question for me. thanx again.

    • ANSWER:
      Must visit Edinburgh. These are the attractions in just one street (High Street).

      Starting at the top of the town, Edinburgh Castle is a must see for every visitor. It has a fascinating history, but what makes it really special are the views in every direction. Edinburgh Castle is cared for by Historic Scotland - www.historic-scotland.gov.uk

      Next to the castle, the Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre aims to bring 300 years of Scotch Whisky history to life. This interactive visitor attraction, allows you to experience whisky sights, sounds and smells, and gives the opportunity to discover how whisky is made. - www.whisky-heritage.co.uk

      Just down the Royal Mile lies the Writers Museum. Situated in Lady Stair's House, built in 1622, The Writers' Museum is dedicated to the lives and work of Scotland's great literary figures, in particluar Robert Burns (1759 - 1796), Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832) and Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 - 1894). - www.cac.org.uk

      Nearby to this lies the National Library of Scotland, Scotland's largest library and the world centre for the study of Scotland and the Scots. - www.nls.uk

      Just Round the corner from this on Chambers St lies the Royal Museum run by National Museums of Scotland. This museum houses the international collections and contains an extraordinary range of material. - www.nms.ac.uk/royal

      For some of the darker side of the city, visit the Edinburgh Dungeon. Witch-hunters, grave-robbers, murderers, cannibals, executioners - you will find them all here, along with their wretched victims. - www.thedungeons.com

      Beneath the Royal Mile lies a warren of concealed streets where real people lived, worked and died in bygone centuries. Step back in time at The Real Mary King’s Close to walk through these hidden closes, some of which have never before been open to the public.
      www.realmarykingsclose.com

      Continuing into the underworld, you might want to experience one of Edinburgh's Ghost Tours with Mercat Tours. The gory, the ghoulish, the sinister and the haunted, creepy Underground Vaults - "possibly the most haunted place in Britain"! - lots to choose from - www.mercat-tours.co.uk

      At the bottom end of the Royal Mile is the Palace of Holyrood - a royal residence as well as the new Scottish Parliament.

      Next door to these attractions lies Our Dynamic Earth - an interactive visitor centre taking you on a thrilling journey back in time to learn about our planet Earth. - www.dynamicearth.co.uk

      Elsewhere in the city you can visit treats like the Royal Yacht Britannia in Leith and The Royal Botanic Gardens.

      In addition we have these festivals:

      Snowdrop Festival

      Ceilidh Culture

      Science Festival

      Leith Festival

      Edinburgh Art Festival

      Jazz and Blues Festival

      Military Tattoo

      Festival Fringe

      International Festival

      Book Festival

      Film Festival

      Festival of Politics

      Edinburgh Mela

      Edinburgh's Christmas

      Hogmanay

      Read about them here
      http://www.edinburgh.org/events/edinburg...
      http://www.holidayscotland.org.uk/attrac...

  15. QUESTION:
    Nice places to visit in or near Edinburgh - Scotland?
    As I'm probably going on an exchange programme in september, I'd love to know some nice places to visit

    • ANSWER:
      Starting at the top of the town, Edinburgh Castle is a must see for every visitor. It has a fascinating history, but what makes it really special are the views in every direction. Edinburgh Castle is cared for by Historic Scotland - www.historic-scotland.gov.uk

      Next to the castle, the Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre aims to bring 300 years of Scotch Whisky history to life. This interactive visitor attraction, allows you to experience whisky sights, sounds and smells, and gives the opportunity to discover how whisky is made. - www.whisky-heritage.co.uk

      Just down the Royal Mile lies the Writers Museum. Situated in Lady Stair's House, built in 1622, The Writers' Museum is dedicated to the lives and work of Scotland's great literary figures, in particluar Robert Burns (1759 - 1796), Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832) and Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 - 1894). - www.cac.org.uk

      Nearby to this lies the National Library of Scotland, Scotland's largest library and the world centre for the study of Scotland and the Scots. - www.nls.uk

      Just Round the corner from this on Chambers St lies the Royal Museum run by National Museums of Scotland. This museum houses the international collections and contains an extraordinary range of material. - www.nms.ac.uk/royal

      For some of the darker side of the city, visit the Edinburgh Dungeon. Witch-hunters, grave-robbers, murderers, cannibals, executioners - you will find them all here, along with their wretched victims. - www.thedungeons.com

      Beneath the Royal Mile lies a warren of concealed streets where real people lived, worked and died in bygone centuries. Step back in time at The Real Mary King’s Close to walk through these hidden closes, some of which have never before been open to the public.
      www.realmarykingsclose.com

      Continuing into the underworld, you might want to experience one of Edinburgh's Ghost Tours with Mercat Tours. The gory, the ghoulish, the sinister and the haunted, creepy Underground Vaults - "possibly the most haunted place in Britain"! - lots to choose from - www.mercat-tours.co.uk

      At the bottom end of the Royal Mile is the Palace of Holyrood - a royal residence as well as the new Scottish Parliament.

      Next door to these attractions lies Our Dynamic Earth - an interactive visitor centre taking you on a thrilling journey back in time to learn about our planet Earth. - www.dynamicearth.co.uk

      Elsewhere in the city you can visit treats like the Royal Yacht Britannia in Leith and The Royal Botanic Gardens.

      In addition we have these festivals:

      Snowdrop Festival

      Ceilidh Culture

      Science Festival

      Leith Festival

      Edinburgh Art Festival

      Jazz and Blues Festival

      Military Tattoo

      Festival Fringe

      International Festival

      Book Festival

      Film Festival

      Festival of Politics

      Edinburgh Mela

      Edinburgh's Christmas

      Hogmanay

      Read about them here
      http://www.edinburgh.org/events/edinburg...
      http://www.holidayscotland.org.uk/attrac...

  16. QUESTION:
    Hi, I am going to Edinburgh, Scotland. What are the best things to do there?
    also, my family and I might go to the country or the shore on one day. What town would you suggest?

    • ANSWER:
      Tourist Attractions

      Starting at the top of the town, Edinburgh Castle is a must see for every visitor. It has a fascinating history, but what makes it really special are the views in every direction. Edinburgh Castle is cared for by Historic Scotland - www.historic-scotland.gov.uk

      Next to the castle, the Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre aims to bring 300 years of Scotch Whisky history to life. This interactive visitor attraction, allows you to experience whisky sights, sounds and smells, and gives the opportunity to discover how whisky is made. - www.whisky-heritage.co.uk

      Just down the Royal Mile lies the Writers Museum. Situated in Lady Stair's House, built in 1622, The Writers' Museum is dedicated to the lives and work of Scotland's great literary figures, in particluar Robert Burns (1759 - 1796), Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832) and Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 - 1894). - www.cac.org.uk

      Nearby to this lies the National Library of Scotland, Scotland's largest library and the world centre for the study of Scotland and the Scots. - www.nls.uk

      Just Round the corner from this on Chambers St lies the Royal Museum run by National Museums of Scotland. This museum houses the international collections and contains an extraordinary range of material. - www.nms.ac.uk/royal

      For some of the darker side of the city, visit the Edinburgh Dungeon. Witch-hunters, grave-robbers, murderers, cannibals, executioners - you will find them all here, along with their wretched victims. - www.thedungeons.com

      Beneath the Royal Mile lies a warren of concealed streets where real people lived, worked and died in bygone centuries. Step back in time at The Real Mary King’s Close to walk through these hidden closes, some of which have never before been open to the public.
      www.realmarykingsclose.com

      Continuing into the underworld, you might want to experience one of Edinburgh's Ghost Tours with Mercat Tours. The gory, the ghoulish, the sinister and the haunted, creepy Underground Vaults - "possibly the most haunted place in Britain"! - lots to choose from - www.mercat-tours.co.uk

      At the bottom end of the Royal Mile is the Palace of Holyrood - a royal residence as well as the new Scottish Parliament.

      Next door to these attractions lies Our Dynamic Earth - an interactive visitor centre taking you on a thrilling journey back in time to learn about our planet Earth. - www.dynamicearth.co.uk

      Elsewhere in the city you can visit treats like the Royal Yacht Britannia in Leith and The Royal Botanic Gardens.

      In addition we have these festivals:

      Snowdrop Festival

      Ceilidh Culture

      Science Festival

      Leith Festival

      Edinburgh Art Festival

      Jazz and Blues Festival

      Military Tattoo

      Festival Fringe

      International Festival

      Book Festival

      Film Festival

      Festival of Politics

      Edinburgh Mela

      Edinburgh's Christmas

      Hogmanay

      Read about them here
      http://www.edinburgh.org/events/edinburg...

  17. QUESTION:
    Can anybody tell me how many acing jobs Johnny Depp has done?
    I absolutely love Johnny Depp. And I would like to know the answer to my question if you don't mid helping me.
    for my question... I meant acting not acing sorry about that

    (Not I did not mean "How many aching jobs has he done" lol)

    • ANSWER:
      47

      Sin City 3 (2011) (in production) (rumored) .... Wallace
      Dark Shadows (2011) (announced) (rumored) .... Barnabas Collins
      Rango (2011) (pre-production) (voice) .... Rango
      Alice in Wonderland (2010) (filming) .... The Mad Hatter
      Public Enemies (2009) (post-production) .... John Dillinger
      The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009) (post-production) .... Tony

      Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007) .... Sweeney Todd
      ... aka Sweeney Todd (USA: short title)
      Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007) .... Jack Sparrow
      ... aka P.O.T.C. 3 (USA: promotional abbreviation)
      ... aka Pirates 3 (USA: informal short title)
      Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006) .... Jack Sparrow
      ... aka P.O.T.C. 2 (USA: promotional abbreviation)
      ... aka Pirates 2 (USA: informal short title)
      Pirates of the Caribbean: The Legend of Jack Sparrow (2006) (VG) (voice) .... Jack Sparrow
      Corpse Bride (2005) (voice) .... Victor Van Dort
      ... aka Tim Burton's Corpse Bride (Singapore: English title) (USA: complete title)
      Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005) .... Willy Wonka
      ... aka Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: The IMAX Experience (USA: IMAX version)
      The Libertine (2004) .... Rochester
      Finding Neverland (2004) .... Sir James Matthew Barrie
      Ils se marièrent et eurent beaucoup d'enfants (2004) .... L'inconnu
      ... aka ...And They Lived Happily Ever After (International: English title)
      "King of the Hill" .... Yogi Victor (1 episode, 2004)
      - Hank's Back (2004) TV episode (voice) .... Yogi Victor
      Secret Window (2004) .... Mort Rainey
      Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003) .... Sands
      Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003) .... Jack Sparrow
      ... aka P.O.T.C. (USA: promotional abbreviation)
      From Hell (2001) .... Inspector Frederick Abberline
      Blow (2001) .... George Jung
      Chocolat (2000) .... Roux
      Before Night Falls (2000) .... Bon Bon/Lieutenant Victor
      ... aka Antes que anochezca (USA: Spanish title)
      The Man Who Cried (2000) .... Cesar
      ... aka The man who cried - Les larmes d'un homme (France)

      Sleepy Hollow (1999) .... Ichabod Crane
      ... aka Sleepy Hollow (Germany)
      ... aka Sleepy Hollow - Köpfe werden rollen (Germany: TV title)
      The Astronaut's Wife (1999) .... Commander Spencer Armacost
      The Ninth Gate (1999) .... Dean Corso
      ... aka Neuvième porte, La (France)
      ... aka Novena puerta, La (Spain)
      Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998) .... Raoul Duke
      The Brave (1997) .... Raphael
      Donnie Brasco (1997) .... Donnie Brasco / Joseph D. 'Joe' Pistone
      Nick of Time (1995) .... Gene Watson
      Dead Man (1995) .... William Blake
      ... aka Dead Man (Germany)
      ... aka Jim Jarmusch's Dead Man (USA: complete title)
      Don Juan DeMarco (1995) .... Don Juan
      Ed Wood (1994) .... Ed Wood
      What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993) .... Gilbert Grape
      Benny & Joon (1993) .... Sam
      Arizona Dream (1993) .... Axel Blackmar
      ... aka Arizona Dream (France)
      ... aka The Arrowtooth Waltz
      Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991) (as Oprah Noodlemantra) .... Guy on TV
      Edward Scissorhands (1990) .... Edward Scissorhands
      "21 Jump Street" .... Officer Tom Hanson (57 episodes, 1987-1990)
      - Blackout (1990) TV episode .... Officer Tom Hanson
      - How I Saved the Senator (1990) TV episode .... Officer Tom Hanson
      - Last Chance High (1990) TV episode .... Officer Tom Hanson
      - La Bizca (1990) TV episode .... Officer Tom Hanson
      - Awomp-Bomp-Aloobomb, Aloop Bamboom (1990) TV episode .... Officer Tom Hanson
      (52 more)
      Cry-Baby (1990) .... Wade "Cry-Baby" Walker

      "Hotel" .... Rob Cameron (1 episode, 1987)
      ... aka Arthur Hailey's Hotel
      - Unfinished Business (1987) TV episode .... Rob Cameron
      Platoon (1986) .... Private Gator Lerner
      Slow Burn (1986) (TV) .... Donnie Fleischer
      "Lady Blue" .... Lionel Viland (1 episode, 1985)
      - Beasts of Prey (1985) TV episode .... Lionel Viland
      Private Resort (1985) .... Jack
      A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) .... Glen Lantz

  18. QUESTION:
    Edinburgh anything other than castles to see?

    • ANSWER:
      Starting at the top of the town, Edinburgh Castle is a must see for every visitor. It has a fascinating history, but what makes it really special are the views in every direction. Edinburgh Castle is cared for by Historic Scotland - www.historic-scotland.gov.uk

      Next to the castle, the Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre aims to bring 300 years of Scotch Whisky history to life. This interactive visitor attraction, allows you to experience whisky sights, sounds and smells, and gives the opportunity to discover how whisky is made. - www.whisky-heritage.co.uk

      Just down the Royal Mile lies the Writers Museum. Situated in Lady Stair's House, built in 1622, The Writers' Museum is dedicated to the lives and work of Scotland's great literary figures, in particluar Robert Burns (1759 - 1796), Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832) and Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 - 1894). - www.cac.org.uk

      Nearby to this lies the National Library of Scotland, Scotland's largest library and the world centre for the study of Scotland and the Scots. - www.nls.uk

      Just Round the corner from this on Chambers St lies the Royal Museum run by National Museums of Scotland. This museum houses the international collections and contains an extraordinary range of material. - www.nms.ac.uk/royal

      For some of the darker side of the city, visit the Edinburgh Dungeon. Witch-hunters, grave-robbers, murderers, cannibals, executioners - you will find them all here, along with their wretched victims. - www.thedungeons.com

      Beneath the Royal Mile lies a warren of concealed streets where real people lived, worked and died in bygone centuries. Step back in time at The Real Mary King’s Close to walk through these hidden closes, some of which have never before been open to the public.
      www.realmarykingsclose.com

      Continuing into the underworld, you might want to experience one of Edinburgh's Ghost Tours with Mercat Tours. The gory, the ghoulish, the sinister and the haunted, creepy Underground Vaults - "possibly the most haunted place in Britain"! - lots to choose from - www.mercat-tours.co.uk

      At the bottom end of the Royal Mile is the Palace of Holyrood - a royal residence as well as the new Scottish Parliament.

      Next door to these attractions lies Our Dynamic Earth - an interactive visitor centre taking you on a thrilling journey back in time to learn about our planet Earth. - www.dynamicearth.co.uk

      Elsewhere in the city you can visit treats like the Royal Yacht Britannia in Leith and The Royal Botanic Gardens.

      In addition we have these festivals:

      Snowdrop Festival

      Ceilidh Culture

      Science Festival

      Leith Festival

      Edinburgh Art Festival

      Jazz and Blues Festival

      Military Tattoo

      Festival Fringe

      International Festival

      Book Festival

      Film Festival

      Festival of Politics

      Edinburgh Mela

      Edinburgh's Christmas

      Hogmanay

      Read about them here
      http://www.edinburgh.org/events/edinburg...
      http://www.holidayscotland.org.uk/attrac...

  19. QUESTION:
    Going to Edinburgh this Weekend. Does anyone know if there is any good events on. Also whats good to do?
    Mixed crowd of people
    Also could someone please say where the best looking girls hang out at the weekend, what pubs and clubs.

    • ANSWER:
      Starting at the top of the town, Edinburgh Castle is a must see for every visitor. It has a fascinating history, but what makes it really special are the views in every direction. Edinburgh Castle is cared for by Historic Scotland - www.historic-scotland.gov.uk

      Next to the castle, the Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre aims to bring 300 years of Scotch Whisky history to life. This interactive visitor attraction, allows you to experience whisky sights, sounds and smells, and gives the opportunity to discover how whisky is made. - www.whisky-heritage.co.uk

      Just down the Royal Mile lies the Writers Museum. Situated in Lady Stair's House, built in 1622, The Writers' Museum is dedicated to the lives and work of Scotland's great literary figures, in particluar Robert Burns (1759 - 1796), Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832) and Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 - 1894). - www.cac.org.uk

      Nearby to this lies the National Library of Scotland, Scotland's largest library and the world centre for the study of Scotland and the Scots. - www.nls.uk

      Just Round the corner from this on Chambers St lies the Royal Museum run by National Museums of Scotland. This museum houses the international collections and contains an extraordinary range of material. - www.nms.ac.uk/royal

      For some of the darker side of the city, visit the Edinburgh Dungeon. Witch-hunters, grave-robbers, murderers, cannibals, executioners - you will find them all here, along with their wretched victims. - www.thedungeons.com

      Beneath the Royal Mile lies a warren of concealed streets where real people lived, worked and died in bygone centuries. Step back in time at The Real Mary King’s Close to walk through these hidden closes, some of which have never before been open to the public.
      www.realmarykingsclose.com

      Continuing into the underworld, you might want to experience one of Edinburgh's Ghost Tours with Mercat Tours. The gory, the ghoulish, the sinister and the haunted, creepy Underground Vaults - "possibly the most haunted place in Britain"! - lots to choose from - www.mercat-tours.co.uk

      At the bottom end of the Royal Mile is the Palace of Holyrood - a royal residence as well as the new Scottish Parliament.

      Next door to these attractions lies Our Dynamic Earth - an interactive visitor centre taking you on a thrilling journey back in time to learn about our planet Earth. - www.dynamicearth.co.uk

      Elsewhere in the city you can visit treats like the Royal Yacht Britannia in Leith and The Royal Botanic Gardens.

      In addition we have these festivals:

      Snowdrop Festival

      Ceilidh Culture

      Science Festival

      Leith Festival

      Edinburgh Art Festival

      Jazz and Blues Festival

      Military Tattoo

      Festival Fringe

      International Festival

      Book Festival

      Film Festival

      Festival of Politics

      Edinburgh Mela

      Edinburgh's Christmas

      Hogmanay

      Read about them here
      http://www.edinburgh.org/events/edinburg...
      http://www.holidayscotland.org.uk/attrac...

  20. QUESTION:
    Is Rowan Atkinson aka Mr. Bean alive? If no, what happened exactly and if yes,what is he doing professionally?

    • ANSWER:
      Television appearances
      The Secret Policeman's Ball (1979), a charity special for Amnesty International
      Not the Nine O'Clock News (1979–1982)
      Rainbow in the Dark (1983), as the traveller in Ronnie James Dio's movie clip [15]
      Blackadder as Prince Edmund (Series 1), Lord Blackadder (Series 2) & Edmund Blackadder (Series 3 & 4) (1983-1989)
      Mr. Bean as Mr. Bean (1989–1995, 1997, 2002, 2007)
      Bernard and the Genie as Bernard's Boss (1991) (TV movie)
      Funny Business (1992), a documentary about the craft of comedy
      The Thin Blue Line as Inspector Raymond Fowler(1995–1996)
      The Comic Relief Red Nose Day telecasts, including appearing in:
      Blackadder: The Cavalier Years as Edmund Blackadder (1988)
      Blackadder's Christmas Carol as Ebenezer Blackadder (1988)
      Mr Bean's Red Nose Day as Mr Bean (1991)
      (I Wanna Be) Elected as Mr Bean (1992)
      Blind Date with Mr Bean as Mr Bean (1993)
      Torvill and Bean as Mr Bean (1995)
      "Doctor Who and the Curse of Fatal Death" as The Doctor (1999)
      Popsters as Nasty Neville (2001)
      Lying to Michael Jackson as Martin Bashir (2003)
      Spider-Plant Man as Peter Piper and Spider-Plant Man (2005)
      Mr Bean's Wedding as Mr Bean (2007)

      Filmography
      The Secret Policeman's Other Ball (1982), himself and various roles
      Dead on Time (1983), Bernard Fripp
      Never Say Never Again (1983), Nigel Small-Fawcett
      The Appointments of Dennis Jennings (1989), Dr. Schooner
      The Tall Guy (1989), Ron Anderson
      The Witches (1990), Mr. Stringer
      Hot Shots! Part Deux (1993), Dexter Hayman
      Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994), Father Gerald
      The Lion King (1994), Zazu (voice)
      Bean (1997), Mr. Bean
      Maybe Baby (2000), Mr. James
      Rat Race (2001), Enrico Pollini
      Scooby-Doo (2002), Emile Mondavarious
      Johnny English (2003), Johnny English
      Love Actually (2003), Rufus
      Keeping Mum (2005), Reverend Walter Goodfellow
      Mr. Bean's Holiday (2007), Mr. Bean

      Live Show
      Rowan Atkinson Live (2007), a DVD release of a filmed 1991 performance in Boston

  21. QUESTION:
    Tell Me some of the must see places in edinburgh?

    • ANSWER:
      Tourist Attractions
      Starting at the top of the town, Edinburgh Castle is a must see for every visitor. It has a fascinating history, but what makes it really special are the views in every direction. Edinburgh Castle is cared for by Historic Scotland - www.historic-scotland.gov.uk

      Next to the castle, the Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre aims to bring 300 years of Scotch Whisky history to life. This interactive visitor attraction, allows you to experience whisky sights, sounds and smells, and gives the opportunity to discover how whisky is made. - www.whisky-heritage.co.uk

      Just down the Royal Mile lies the Writers Museum. Situated in Lady Stair's House, built in 1622, The Writers' Museum is dedicated to the lives and work of Scotland's great literary figures, in particluar Robert Burns (1759 - 1796), Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832) and Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 - 1894). - www.cac.org.uk

      Nearby to this lies the National Library of Scotland, Scotland's largest library and the world centre for the study of Scotland and the Scots. - www.nls.uk

      Just Round the corner from this on Chambers St lies the Royal Museum run by National Museums of Scotland. This museum houses the international collections and contains an extraordinary range of material. - www.nms.ac.uk/royal

      For some of the darker side of the city, visit the Edinburgh Dungeon. Witch-hunters, grave-robbers, murderers, cannibals, executioners - you will find them all here, along with their wretched victims. - www.thedungeons.com

      Beneath the Royal Mile lies a warren of concealed streets where real people lived, worked and died in bygone centuries. Step back in time at The Real Mary King’s Close to walk through these hidden closes, some of which have never before been open to the public.
      www.realmarykingsclose.com

      Continuing into the underworld, you might want to experience one of Edinburgh's Ghost Tours with Mercat Tours. The gory, the ghoulish, the sinister and the haunted, creepy Underground Vaults - "possibly the most haunted place in Britain"! - lots to choose from - www.mercat-tours.co.uk

      At the bottom end of the Royal Mile is the Palace of Holyrood - a royal residence as well as the new Scottish Parliament.

      Next door to these attractions lies Our Dynamic Earth - an interactive visitor centre taking you on a thrilling journey back in time to learn about our planet Earth. - www.dynamicearth.co.uk

      Elsewhere in the city you can visit treats like the Royal Yacht Britannia in Leith and The Royal Botanic Gardens.

      In addition we have these festivals:

      Snowdrop Festival

      Ceilidh Culture

      Science Festival

      Leith Festival

      Edinburgh Art Festival

      Jazz and Blues Festival

      Military Tattoo

      Festival Fringe

      International Festival

      Book Festival

      Film Festival

      Festival of Politics

      Edinburgh Mela

      Edinburgh's Christmas

      Hogmanay

      Read about them here
      http://www.edinburgh.org/events/edinburgh_festival/

  22. QUESTION:
    Did any one watch the movie......??>>>10 points for best answer.....Thanks!!?
    The World The Flesh and The Devil ? 1959 movie directed by Ranald Macdougall.. i am wondering
    how is this film is response to cold war anxieties?? is there any evidence that the film heightened anxieties?

    • ANSWER:
      I chose to read Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, partly because of the incredible hype and international praise it has received, but mostly because I have read the previous five novels and can’t wait to find out what happens next in the series. Having read the previous Harry Potter books I was reasonably well informed about the storyline; the characters; the relationships; the history; and the formula of the series. In this case, I tried to steer clear of rumours and gossip concerning the plot or secrets of this book, as I wanted to enjoy it as I read it. All I can assume about the sixth volume in the series is that Harry Potter goes back to Hogwarts for another year of wizarding education; studies hard; finds out more about his family history/the secrets of the magical world/Lord Voldemort (the story’s villain); has lots of magical and dangerous adventures; and eventually has to face off against some sort of evil adversary. The only prediction I have on the text--based on various rumouring sources--is that an important character will die. As for what I know about the author, Joanne Kathleen Rowling: she was born in 1965 and grew up in Chepstow. She studied at Exeter University, then moved to London to work at Amnesty International, and then to Portugal to teach English as a foreign language, before settling in Edinburgh. Apart from the “Harry Potter” series, and two companion books, she has produced no other works of fiction. I expect the book to be well written of course, not in the Shakespearian sense, but interesting and funny and witty, at least. Like the previous books I expect the characters to shine through as the most important factors. I can also imagine that there will be plenty of secrets waiting to be uncovered to keep the reader intrigued.

      During Reading

      I predict that the war between good and dark wizards is drawing to its climax. As Lord Voldemort and his loyal followers (the Death Eaters) gather power and launch more attacks on the magical and non-magical world it is becoming increasingly likely that they will turn on Hogwarts. Harry is also faced with some challenges this year as he is to undertake his N.E.W.T.’s (the wizarding equivalent of V.C.E.), so he will be studying hard. Also in the previous book, “The Order of the Phoenix”, it was explained to Harry that a prophecy foretold that he would eventually have to be the one to kill Voldemort, so more of this will probably be touched upon in “The Half-Blood Prince”. Some of the elements of the story that interest me are how Rowling portrays the back-story of Voldemort; his rise to power and evil. It is fascinating to try and understand the workings of a villain. I was shocked to find out that the half-blood prince was Severus Snape (a professor at Hogwarts), and also horrified (and more than a little sad) when Dumbledore was killed. But what I liked about this part of the series was the tension between good and evil, and how each side devises protection and plots attacks against the other. My attitudes towards each character has remained relatively similar, the only real changes in mood I hold are for Voldemort and Snape. Voldemort, because I can understand much more about his motivation to do ill and construct an identity for himself; carving his name into history. And disgust towards Snape because he eventually reveals himself to be a traitor. Some of the images that the book creates are of a dark and moody time in the wizard world, almost on the verge of chaos. Other images are of the ancient, magical castles of Hogwarts; and the foggy, fearful confusion of the non-magical world. Despite its fictitious view of an imaginary world, very powerful and relevant messages can be derived from the books text. Hope against all odds; courage in the face of great adversity; fulfilling ones destiny at all costs; the power of union and friendship are all great ideals that the book seeks to share. A few examples that contrast with the real world are: living our lives as we would and not letting fear hold us back--as we do despite the threat of terrorism; and finding hope and courage in alliance--hence the United Nations, Coalition of the willing, etc.

  23. QUESTION:
    The dark knight rises questions? (spoilers)?
    1) did Bruce die at the end? If you say he didn't, then how would he have escaped an atomic bomb so quickly?!

    2) was bane ever Miranda tates accomplice in the comics?

    3) what ever happened to the joker?

    4) do you think they'll ever make a film that continues on the story of Joseph levitt as nightwing/robin/the new batman?

    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      1. as with most Christopher Nolan films, the ending if left up to the individuals interpretation. If you think he lived, he lived! if you think it was Alfred's fantasy coming true, then that's fine as well!

      2. from Wikipedia "After Bane enters the League of Assassins, Talia's father, Ra's al Ghul, considers Bane a potential heir to his empire and wants his daughter to marry him. However, Talia rejects the international brute, regarding him as merely a cunning animal compared to the more cultured intelligence of his predecessor, and after Batman defeats Bane, Ra's agrees that Bane was unworthy of his "only" daughter"

      3. The Joker is not mentioned in this film out of respect for Heath Ledger.

      4. This is the last of the batman franchise from Christopher Nolan, I believe Robin was semi-stated at the end just in case another director or company wants to start another franchise, giving a convenient and already set up universe to play off of, but this is just speculation

  24. QUESTION:
    is there any film running in IMAX theatre?
    opposite to london waterloo there is a theater called i max i want to know is there any film is running there right now?

    • ANSWER:
      http://www.bfi.org.uk/incinemas/imax/

      What's on
      Deep Sea 3D
      Explore the ocean in magical IMAX 3D and swim with some of the planet's most unique, dangerous and colourful creatures.

      Haunted Castle 3D
      Johnny inherits an imposing castle from his late estranged mother.

      Open Season 3D
      Boog (Martin Lawrence), a happily domesticated grizzly bear, has his life turned upside down when he meets Elliot (Ashton Kutcher), a fast-talking wild mule deer.

      The Polar Express 3D
      A magical journey to the North Pole in spectacular IMAX 3D.

      Santa vs The Snowman 3D
      Who will win control of Christmas? Santa and the Snowman fight it out.

      Space Station 3D
      Space Station 3D is the first ever 3D IMAX film from space. It tells the amazing story of the in-orbit assembly of the International Space station as it travels 220 miles above the Earth at 17,500mph.

      Superman Returns
      The latest chapter in the saga of the world's most loved superhero, Bryan Singer's Superman Returns is the first live-action film to feature sequences in IMAX 3D - opens 14 July.

      Wild Safari 3D: A South African Adventure
      A 3,000 mile journey through the African savanna in search of the continent's most dangerous animals.

      After Dark screenings
      The Black Dahlia
      Master storyteller Brian De Palma directs this adaptation of James Ellroy's (L.A. Confidential, American Tabloid) best-selling crime novel.

      The Departed
      Martin Scorsese's The Departed is set in South Boston, where the Massachusetts State Police Department is waging an all-out war to take down the city's top organized crime ring.

      The Devil Wears Prada
      In the dizzying world of New York fashion, Runway magazine is the Holy Grail for recent college graduate Andy Sachs (Anne Hathaway).

      Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
      Captain Jack is back, joined by a roistering shipload of characters both new and familiar in this swashbuckling and spectacular follow-up to the 2003 blockbuster.

  25. QUESTION:
    what are some good cartooning tips?
    im bad at drawing and i run a comic site with my friends

    • ANSWER:
      I'm going to give you some general cartooning tips. First, when you draw, you are drawing for reproduction. Most people draw -- in black and white -- on plate finish bristol board, with f or hb pencils for the drawings which are then finished with 2b pencils (which are softer and darker). Then they are inked usually with a rapidograph or hunts technical pen and a number 2 watercolor brush. Lettering can be added later or roughed in with an h or 2h pencil (harder, lighter leads but make really fine lines) and inked with the rapidograph. Then you scan it into the computer and color it in photoshop (or whatever, but for commercial printing there is really no alternative to photoshop -- none. I'm thinking about Gimp when I say that as I am writing this on a Linux system which has gimp installed by default).

      The keys to making a good comic book panel are 1. perspective. Practice it. A lot. It's more important than figures. Believe me. 2. action and space. Yes cartooning is a commercial art, so you want to either render or exaggerate things and people in a way they will be recognized, but if you don't show the space they are in, people will have a harder time reading it, and if you don't start the picture by deciding what is happening in it and drawing that -- then putting in the other details -- then people will have a hard time figuring out what is going on.

      Manga/Anime style is Japanese cartooning. Period. It is a combination of traditional Japanese style and an International style of cartooning which has rather gone out of fashion in the US since the sixties. Sign. You occasionally see signs of life in shows like the Powder Puff Girls, Spongebob, and most of the PBS educational shows, but everyone else seems more interested in a highly personal variation of it. Some of them can be quite boring.

      In traditional cartooning, think of the figure in terms of proportion. When we want a humorous figure, make them look as much like a baby as possible. In the US, say 3 to 5 heads tall. That is, for a funny animal figure a 3 heads high figure has a head, a torso exactly as long as the head, and legs exactly as long as the head or the torso. Give it a round head and big eyes, like a baby's. A small nose and mouth might help, but a big mouth can be funny too. And keep the eyes near the center of the head. Always.

      5 to 8 heads high is a realistic figure. Traditionally in American comics the secondary characters fit that mold. Actually they are realistic. While most of us are 7 1/2 heads high I drew one model -- male -- in art school who was five heads high and you will occasionally see someone who is eight.

      8 to 12 heads high is heroic or glamorous. Most superheroes or fashion drawings are in that range, and thanks to photoshop some fashion spread photos are in that range too. For heroic figures -- whether superheroes or old thirties heroic figures like Flash Gordon or the original Doc Savage illustrations -- you also want to give them broad rib cages and shoulders. Especially if they are supposed to be Americans. Copying those is a good idea. Some of the greatest comics EVER have been published by the French Magazine Pilote, la Journal d'Asterix et de L'Obelix and the Belgian magazines Tintin and Spirou, named after their title strips. Recently I saw reprints of the Tintin translations in Barnes and Noble. Each volume has two albums (adventures) bound together. Some of them interconnect so closely that is a good format for them. Stephen Spielberg is doing a live action film about Tintin. He's awesome. I would take a look at it. Everyone is between 5 and 8 heads high, but there is a slight humorous bent to the figures, even if the backgrounds are intensely realistic (It's called the Ligne Claire, or clear line style). If you LIKE anime, then hopefully this should help your understanding of it be richer.

  26. QUESTION:
    what's the best movie you can recommend?
    i was about to buy a new cd to watch. would you like to help me think of some movies (old and new)?

    • ANSWER:
      If you're into independent/quirky/international films:

      The Ballad of Jack and Rose- Great movie directed by Rebecca Miller, Arthur Miller (who wrote the Crucible)'s daughter, about a father and daughter relationship as they live on an old commune

      The Door in the Floor- With Jeff Bridges and Kim Basinger, about a young intern who comes to intern with an author in Easthampton who has lost two of his sons

      Pieces of April- starring a young Katie Holmes, about the black sheep daughter of a family

      Trainspotting- great movie about scottish drug addicts, dark comedy

      The Dreamers- Bernando Bertolucci directed film about students and sex in 1960's France on the verge of the revolution

      Vicky, Cristina, Barcelona- Woody Allen's latest film starring Penelope Cruz and Scarlet Johansson

      Funny Games- Michael Pitt stars in this German remake about killers invading the home of an unassuming couple who have a child

      Pi- GREAT movie, thriller about a young mathematician who discovers a code which allows him to predict the stock market numbers in addition to having Biblical connections, Aronofsky directs

      Good Bye Lenin!- German comedy about a mother who awakes from a coma and cannot be startled, her son has to hide from her that Germany is no longer under dictatorship rule

      Turtles Can Fly- Middle East film about children who sell arms for money

      The Hamburg Cell- details one of the terrorists from 9/11

      Dans Paris- Starring Louis Garrel, French musical about a boy whose girlfriend dies

      Ma Mere- Also starring Louis Garrel, French movie about how a son matures with a lascivious mother

      Amelie- Great quirky movie about a French girl discovering love

      Lost in Translation- Sofia Coppola directed, Scarlett Johansson and Bill Murray star, about the wife of a photographer who travels to Tokyo with him and meets and older man in her boredom

      Born into Brothels- technically a documentary, about children in India whose mothers are sex workers and they are introduced to photography

      Donnie Darko- Creepy thriller cult film starring Jake Gyllenhaal

      Requiem for a Dream- Starring Jared Leto, about drug addiction

  27. QUESTION:
    Globalization .....standard of living?
    Std.of living keep going down the drain in First World Countries , as long as cheap labor are available around the world?
    Like China , Brazil , Mexico. Seems to me that in order to stop trade deficits the wages around the world need to be more or less,the same.
    Is that the reason, why 3rd world countries are growing faster ,while we are going down?
    And why are we buying so much ( low quality ) things from China? Who is the irresponsible one to make that decision?
    What is the Bush administration doing about it? ..other than keep buying from them.
    Thank for your input.
    Alex

    • ANSWER:
      There's an old saw that by now everything worth saying on this subject has been said, but not everybody has said it. So what is about to come is one more take on the subject of the United States and globalization, with considerable emphasis on what the tragic events of last week have to tell us about both the nature of the challenges before us and how the Bush administration is responding to them.

      I confess it's a bit intimidating for me to speak here at the National Defense University as the Director of the Policy Planning Staff. I feel as if as I am in the shadow of my most famous and illustrious predecessor, George Kennan. You all undoubtedly know that Kennan -- the man who coined the term "containment" -- served as the first Director of the Policy Planning Staff under Secretary of State George C. Marshall.

      But Kennan was another first as well: he was the first Deputy Commandant for Foreign Affairs at the National War College. It was in that capacity that, 55 years ago this week, he gave the first in a brilliant series of lectures before the inaugural class of the National War College -- a series of lectures in which he sought to develop a strategy for reconstructing an international order in the aftermath of our great victory in the Second World War and in the face of the mounting Soviet challenge.

      The United States faces a similar task today. So this afternoon I will try to sketch how the Bush Administration is trying to build upon our victory in another great struggle -- the Cold War -- as we confront a set of new challenges and opportunities. In so doing, I promise to heed George Marshall's guidance to Kennan when he pulled Kennan away from his duties here to establish the Policy Planning Staff. Two words: "avoid trivia."

      Globalization

      If nothing else, this gathering has reached one firm conclusion: globalization is not trivial.

      A broad understanding of the word "globalization" is needed. Globalization cannot be reduced to merely the sum of interactions between and among nation-states. It is something more and something very different. Globalization is the totality and velocity of connections and interactions -- be they economic, political, social, cultural -- that are sometimes beyond the control or even knowledge of governments and other authorities.

      Globalization is characterized by the compression of distance and the increasing permeability of traditional boundaries to the rapid flow of goods, services, people, information, and ideas. It is a multifaceted, transnational phenomenon. Globalization is also decentralized; it emerges from countless individual decisions and actions taken every day all around the world.

      Globalization, of course, did not begin with the fall of the Berlin Wall. Just think about it -- multinational corporations; substantial international capital flows; the spread of American music, films, and popular culture to the far corners of the earth; global pandemics; the emergence of global networks of commerce, NGOs and private foundations working to better the lives of working men and women -- all these elements of globalization predated not just the end of the Cold War, but the Second World War as well.

      In the past decade, however, because of the spread of open markets and societies, because of new communication and information-processing technologies, globalization has accelerated and fundamentally extended its reach.

      Only 18 months ago, citizens of the United States could view globalization for the most part as a positive phenomenon. Every year more people than ever before benefited from speedy long-distance travel, email, cellular telephones, fax, household satellite dishes, and the unprecedented flow of trade, investment, and information. But globalization always did have a dark side. The same networks that allow the free flow of commerce and communication can also carry from one continent to another drugs, refugees and illegal immigrants, diseases like HIV/AIDS, financial volatility and contagion, traffic in men, women, and children, and, as we have seen, terrorists.

      Globalization is a reality, not a choice or a policy. But how we respond to it is a matter of choice and of policy.

      Nation-States Still Matter

      So despite globalization's importance, the death of the nation-state has been greatly exaggerated. Indeed, nation-states have in the past and will continue to play a critical role in channeling the forces of globalization.

      This is most clearly seen in international economic transactions. The General Agreement on Trade and Tariffs (GATT) and its successor, the World Trade Organization (WTO,) demonstrate how governments working together establish the basic framework for international trade and investment. As my friend Bob Zoellick, the U.S. Trade Representative, is fond of saying, "capital is a coward": it flees from unpredictable business environments for the safety of reliable, transparent, fair markets go

  28. QUESTION:
    Edinburgh Tourist Attractions?
    I am visiting Edinburgh for 5 days in October.

    What sites should I visit?

    Where are the best places to go and see Edinburgh.

    • ANSWER:
      Starting at the top of the town, Edinburgh Castle is a must see for every visitor. It has a fascinating history, but what makes it really special are the views in every direction. Edinburgh Castle is cared for by Historic Scotland - www.historic-scotland.gov.uk

      Next to the castle, the Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre aims to bring 300 years of Scotch Whisky history to life. This interactive visitor attraction, allows you to experience whisky sights, sounds and smells, and gives the opportunity to discover how whisky is made. - www.whisky-heritage.co.uk

      Just down the Royal Mile lies the Writers Museum. Situated in Lady Stair's House, built in 1622, The Writers' Museum is dedicated to the lives and work of Scotland's great literary figures, in particluar Robert Burns (1759 - 1796), Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832) and Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 - 1894). - www.cac.org.uk

      Nearby to this lies the National Library of Scotland, Scotland's largest library and the world centre for the study of Scotland and the Scots. - www.nls.uk

      Just Round the corner from this on Chambers St lies the Royal Museum run by National Museums of Scotland. This museum houses the international collections and contains an extraordinary range of material. - www.nms.ac.uk/royal

      For some of the darker side of the city, visit the Edinburgh Dungeon. Witch-hunters, grave-robbers, murderers, cannibals, executioners - you will find them all here, along with their wretched victims. - www.thedungeons.com

      Beneath the Royal Mile lies a warren of concealed streets where real people lived, worked and died in bygone centuries. Step back in time at The Real Mary King’s Close to walk through these hidden closes, some of which have never before been open to the public.
      www.realmarykingsclose.com

      Continuing into the underworld, you might want to experience one of Edinburgh's Ghost Tours with Mercat Tours. The gory, the ghoulish, the sinister and the haunted, creepy Underground Vaults - "possibly the most haunted place in Britain"! - lots to choose from - www.mercat-tours.co.uk

      At the bottom end of the Royal Mile is the Palace of Holyrood - a royal residence as well as the new Scottish Parliament.

      Next door to these attractions lies Our Dynamic Earth - an interactive visitor centre taking you on a thrilling journey back in time to learn about our planet Earth. - www.dynamicearth.co.uk

      Elsewhere in the city you can visit treats like the Royal Yacht Britannia in Leith and The Royal Botanic Gardens.

      In addition we have these festivals:

      Snowdrop Festival

      Ceilidh Culture

      Science Festival

      Leith Festival

      Edinburgh Art Festival

      Jazz and Blues Festival

      Military Tattoo

      Festival Fringe

      International Festival

      Book Festival

      Film Festival

      Festival of Politics

      Edinburgh Mela

      Edinburgh's Christmas

      Hogmanay

      Read about them here
      http://www.edinburgh.org/events/edinburg...
      http://www.holidayscotland.org.uk/attrac...

  29. QUESTION:
    I'm off to Edinburgh this weekend-what should I see?

    • ANSWER:
      Starting at the top of the town, Edinburgh Castle is a must see for every visitor. It has a fascinating history, but what makes it really special are the views in every direction. Edinburgh Castle is cared for by Historic Scotland - www.historic-scotland.gov.uk

      Next to the castle, the Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre aims to bring 300 years of Scotch Whisky history to life. This interactive visitor attraction, allows you to experience whisky sights, sounds and smells, and gives the opportunity to discover how whisky is made. - www.whisky-heritage.co.uk

      Just down the Royal Mile lies the Writers Museum. Situated in Lady Stair's House, built in 1622, The Writers' Museum is dedicated to the lives and work of Scotland's great literary figures, in particluar Robert Burns (1759 - 1796), Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832) and Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 - 1894). - www.cac.org.uk

      Nearby to this lies the National Library of Scotland, Scotland's largest library and the world centre for the study of Scotland and the Scots. - www.nls.uk

      Just Round the corner from this on Chambers St lies the Royal Museum run by National Museums of Scotland. This museum houses the international collections and contains an extraordinary range of material. - www.nms.ac.uk/royal

      For some of the darker side of the city, visit the Edinburgh Dungeon. Witch-hunters, grave-robbers, murderers, cannibals, executioners - you will find them all here, along with their wretched victims. - www.thedungeons.com

      Beneath the Royal Mile lies a warren of concealed streets where real people lived, worked and died in bygone centuries. Step back in time at The Real Mary King’s Close to walk through these hidden closes, some of which have never before been open to the public.
      www.realmarykingsclose.com

      Continuing into the underworld, you might want to experience one of Edinburgh's Ghost Tours with Mercat Tours. The gory, the ghoulish, the sinister and the haunted, creepy Underground Vaults - "possibly the most haunted place in Britain"! - lots to choose from - www.mercat-tours.co.uk

      At the bottom end of the Royal Mile is the Palace of Holyrood - a royal residence as well as the new Scottish Parliament.

      Next door to these attractions lies Our Dynamic Earth - an interactive visitor centre taking you on a thrilling journey back in time to learn about our planet Earth. - www.dynamicearth.co.uk

      Elsewhere in the city you can visit treats like the Royal Yacht Britannia in Leith and The Royal Botanic Gardens.

      In addition we have these festivals:

      Snowdrop Festival

      Ceilidh Culture

      Science Festival

      Leith Festival

      Edinburgh Art Festival

      Jazz and Blues Festival

      Military Tattoo

      Festival Fringe

      International Festival

      Book Festival

      Film Festival

      Festival of Politics

      Edinburgh Mela

      Edinburgh's Christmas

      Hogmanay

      Read about them here
      http://www.edinburgh.org/events/edinburg...
      http://www.holidayscotland.org.uk/attrac...

  30. QUESTION:
    Guy from Dark Knight Who was going to tell who Batman was.?
    Ive just seen Dark Knight and it was brilliant but I am bugged because i cannot think what film the guy who was gonna tell everyone on live tv who Batman was.

    Anyone know the actor's name or could tell me what films he is in?

    • ANSWER:
      His name is Joshua Harto:

      The Dark Knight (2008) .... Coleman Reese
      ... aka Batman: The Dark Knight (USA: informal title)
      ... aka The Dark Knight: The IMAX Experience (USA: IMAX version)
      Iron Man (2008) .... CAOC Analyst #2
      ... aka Ironman (International: English title: alternative spelling) (USA: poster title)
      Black Friday (2007) (TV) .... Logan
      "Veronica Mars" .... Donald Fagin (1 episode, 2006)
      - Welcome Wagon (2006) TV episode (as Josh Harto) .... Donald Fagin
      "Invasion" .... Greg Olgalvy (3 episodes, 2005)
      - Alpha Male (2005) TV episode .... Greg Olgalvy
      - Watershed (2005) TV episode .... Greg Olgalvy
      - Lights Out (2005) TV episode .... Greg Olgalvy
      McBride: The Doctor Is Out... Really Out (2005) (TV) .... Morgue Attendant
      "JAG" .... P.O. 2nd Class Ferro (1 episode, 2005)
      ... aka JAG: Judge Advocate General (Australia)
      - Dream Team (2005) TV episode .... P.O. 2nd Class Ferro
      "Cold Case" .... Bud 1969 (1 episode, 2005)
      - Revolution (2005) TV episode .... Bud 1969
      "Without a Trace" .... Doug Reinecker (1 episode, 2005)
      ... aka W.A.T (USA: short title)
      - Party Girl (2005) TV episode .... Doug Reinecker
      "American Dreams" .... Jason (1 episode, 2004)
      ... aka Our Generation (Australia) (USA: working title)
      - Tidings of Comfort and Joy (2004) TV episode .... Jason
      "Crossing Jordan" .... Joshua Goodson (1 episode, 2004)
      - Deja Past (2004) TV episode .... Joshua Goodson
      Peoples (2004) .... Patrick Wilshire
      "Carnivàle" .... Junior (1 episode, 2003)
      ... aka Feria ambulante, La (USA: Spanish title)
      - Milfay (2003) TV episode .... Junior
      "The Guardian" .... Scott Davenport (2 episodes, 2003)
      - What It Means to You (2003) TV episode .... Scott Davenport
      - My Aim Is True (2003) TV episode .... Scott Davenport
      "That's So Raven" .... Ben Sturky (3 episodes, 2003)
      ... aka That's So Raven! (USA: promotional title)
      - Ye Olde Dating Game (2003) TV episode .... Ben Sturky
      - Campaign in the Neck (2003) TV episode .... Ben Sturky
      - Smell of Victory (2003) TV episode .... Ben Sturky
      Campfire Stories (2001) .... Teddy
      Ordinary Sinner (2001) .... Scott
      "The Practice" .... Martin Jenks (1 episode, 2001)
      - Liar's Poker (2001) TV episode .... Martin Jenks
      "Third Watch" .... Bart (1 episode, 2001)
      - Man Enough (2001) TV episode .... Bart
      "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" .... Cell Technician (1 episode, 2001)
      ... aka Law & Order: SVU (USA: promotional abbreviation)
      ... aka Special Victims Unit (New Zealand: English title)
      - Manhunt (2001) TV episode .... Cell Technician
      "Oz" .... Carl Jenkins (2 episodes, 2001)
      - Orpheus Descending (2001) TV episode .... Carl Jenkins
      - Blizzard of '01 (2001) TV episode .... Carl Jenkins
      The Believer (2001) .... Kyle
      "Strangers with Candy" .... Stoner Kid (1 episode, 2000)
      - Ask Jerri (2000) TV episode .... Stoner Kid
      Swimming (2000) .... Lance
      Chaperone (2000) .... Owen

      "Law & Order" .... Peter Stymons (1 episode, 1999)
      ... aka Law & Order Prime (USA: informal title)
      - Hate (1999) TV episode .... Peter Stymons
      "The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo" .... Will (6 episodes, 1996-1997)
      - The Shell Game Mystery (1997) TV episode .... Will
      - The Case of the Knockout Gas (1997) TV episode .... Will
      - The Missing Astronaut (1996) TV episode .... Will
      - Hot Seats: Part 2 (1996) TV episode .... Will
      - Hot Seats (1996) TV episode .... Will
      (1 more)

  31. QUESTION:
    Guess who is the hollywood director?
    The man who loved the rain .
    with his films he shaped the image of his homeland in the west more than anyone else. he was not an uncontroversial figure in his own country. One allegation levelled against him was that he portrayed his country in an unflattering light .Another was that many of his works were adaptions of european classics still over a decade after his death ,he is considered one of the most influential international film directors of all time . Hollywood draws constantly on his material .A european director even uesd one of his stories to creat a new genre .The original tales creator was born a century ago ,the youngest of seven children .As a young man he wanted to become an artist but he was unable to earn living from painting .So he joined a film production company as an asistant director ,and was soon writing scripts ,then he shot his first films ,which were striking for their unusual stylistic devices and sophisticated filming technique .
    his international breakthrough come at the age of forty ,when he began to carry off prizes at the most prestigious festivals soon he became a presence at the oscar awards .One of the most remarkable and recurent hall marks of the his style was the weather ,for example he used wind &rain ,clouds and storms to create dramatic or threating moods ." you love the rain " commented one of the hollywood most famous directors to him " you have been watching my films carefully " was his reply
    this was an artist who preferred to hide his face behind dark glasses .In fact his life was not all plain sailing .the rise of television phunged the film industry into profound crisisim his country .it took years untill he was able to finance his first colour film .it flopped , and new projects proved even more difficult he attempted suicide
    but a major project abroad put him back in bussiness
    even at an advanced age ,he filmed several master pieces .who was he ?

    • ANSWER:
      Akira Kurosawa
      http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000041/

  32. QUESTION:
    how many movies has robert downey jr been in , all the names of the movies and the years? ?

    • ANSWER:
      Master Mind (2010) (pre-production) (voice) (rumored)
      Iron Man 2 (2010) (pre-production) .... Tony Stark / Iron Man
      Sherlock Holmes (2009) (filming) .... Sherlock Holmes
      The Soloist (2009) (completed) .... Steve Lopez

      Rain of Madness (2008) (V) .... Kirk Lazarus
      Tropic Thunder (2008) .... Kirk Lazarus
      ... aka Tropic Thunder (Germany)
      The Incredible Hulk (2008) (uncredited) .... Tony Stark
      Iron Man (2008) (VG) (voice) .... Tony Stark
      Iron Man (2008) .... Tony Stark
      ... aka Ironman (International: English title: alternative spelling) (USA: poster title)
      Charlie Bartlett (2007) .... Principal Nathan Gardner
      Lucky You (2007) .... Telephone Jack
      Zodiac (2007/I) .... Paul Avery
      A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints (2006) .... Dito
      Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus (2006) .... Lionel Sweeney
      A Scanner Darkly (2006) .... James Barris
      The Shaggy Dog (2006) .... Dr. Kozak
      "Family Guy" .... Patrick Pewterschmidt (1 episode, 2005)
      ... aka Padre de familia (USA: Spanish title)
      - Fat Guy Strangler (2005) TV episode (voice) .... Patrick Pewterschmidt
      Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005) .... Joe Wershba
      Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005) .... Harry Lockhart
      Game 6 (2005) .... Steven Schwimmer
      Eros (2004) .... Nick Penrose (segment "Equilibrium")
      ... aka Eros (France)
      Gothika (2003) .... Pete Graham
      The Singing Detective (2003) .... Dan Dark
      Whatever We Do (2003) .... Bobby
      "Ally McBeal" .... Larry Paul (16 episodes, 2000-2002)
      - Heart and Soul (2002) TV episode (uncredited) .... Larry Paul
      - The Wedding (2001) TV episode .... Larry Paul
      - Home Again (2001) TV episode .... Larry Paul
      - Queen Bee (2001) TV episode .... Larry Paul
      - Cloudy Skies, Chance of Parade (2001) TV episode .... Larry Paul
      (11 more)
      Lethargy (2002) .... Animal Therapist
      Auto Motives (2000) .... Rob
      Wonder Boys (2000) .... Terry Crabtree

      Black and White (1999/I) .... Terry Donager
      Bowfinger (1999) .... Jerry Renfro
      Friends & Lovers (1999) .... Hans
      ... aka Friends and Lovers (Philippines: English title)
      ... aka Love and Testosterone (International: English title: informal title)
      In Dreams (1999) .... Vivian Thompson
      U.S. Marshals (1998) .... Special Agent John Royce
      The Gingerbread Man (1998) .... Clyde Pell
      Hugo Pool (1997) .... Franz Mazur
      ... aka Pool Girl (UK: DVD title)
      Two Girls and a Guy (1997) .... Blake Allen
      One Night Stand (1997) .... Charlie
      Danger Zone (1997) .... Jim Scott
      Restoration (1995) .... Robert Merivel
      Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree (1995) (TV) .... Mr. Willowby
      Home for the Holidays (1995) .... Tommy Larson
      Richard III (1995) .... Lord Rivers
      Only You (1994) .... Peter
      ... aka Him
      ... aka Just in Time
      Natural Born Killers (1994) .... Wayne Gale
      Hail Caesar (1994) .... Jerry
      Short Cuts (1993) .... Bill Bush
      Heart and Souls (1993) .... Thomas Reilly
      Chaplin (1992) .... Charles Spencer Chaplin
      ... aka Charlot (Italy)
      Soapdish (1991) .... David Seton Barnes
      Too Much Sun (1991) .... Reed Richmond
      Air America (1990) .... Billy Covington

      Chances Are (1989) .... Alex Finch
      True Believer (1989) .... Roger Baron
      ... aka Fighting Justice (Philippines: English title)
      That's Adequate (1989) .... Albert Einstein
      1969 (1988) .... Ralph Carr
      Rented Lips (1988) .... Wolf Dangler
      Johnny Be Good (1988) .... Leo Wiggins
      Less Than Zero (1987) .... Julian Wells
      The Pick-up Artist (1987) (as Robert Downey) .... Jack Jericho
      America (1986) .... Paulie Hackley
      ... aka Moonbeam
      Back to School (1986) .... Derek
      "Saturday Night Live" .... Various (18 episodes, 1985-1986)
      ... aka NBC's Saturday Night (USA: first season title)
      ... aka SNL (USA: informal title)
      ... aka SNL 25 (USA: alternative title)
      ... aka Saturday Night (USA: second season title)
      ... aka Saturday Night Live '80 (USA: sixth season title)
      ... aka The Best of Saturday Night Live (USA: rerun title)
      - Anjelica Huston and Billy Martin/George Clinton & Parliament-Funkadelic (1986) TV episode (as Robert Downey) .... Various
      - Jimmy Breslin and Marvin Hagler/Level 42/E.G. Daily (1986) TV episode (as Robert Downey) .... Various
      - Catherine Oxenberg and Paul Simon/Ladysmith Black Mambazo (1986) TV episode (as Robert Downey) .... Various
      - Tony Danza/Laurie Anderson (1986) TV episode (as Robert Downey) .... Various
      - Oprah Winfrey/Joe Jackson (1986) TV episode (as Robert Downey) .... Various
      (13 more)
      "Mussolini: The Untold Story" (1985) TV mini-series (as Robert Downey) .... Bruno Mussolini
      Weird Science (1985) (as Robert Downey) .... Ian
      Tuff Turf (1985) (as Robert Downey) .... Jimmy Parker
      Deadwait (1985)
      Firstborn (1984) .... Lee
      ... aka First Born
      ... aka Moving In (Europe: English title: video title)
      Baby It's You (1983) .... Stewart
      Up the Academy (1980) (uncredited)
      ... aka Mad Magazine Presents Up the Academy
      ... aka Mad Magazine's Up the Academ

  33. QUESTION:
    seen this movie????
    has anyone seen a film called this is england, if so can you tell me if its any good, im thinking of renting it later. thanks

    • ANSWER:
      This Is England is a 2007 film written and directed by Shane Meadows, director of other films such as A Room for Romeo Brass and Once Upon a Time in the Midlands.

      The film is set in a drama centred on young skinheads in early-1980s England. Much of the film was shot in The St Ann's area of Nottingham with one section involving some abandoned houses being filmed at the former airbase RAF Newton just outside of Bingham, Nottinghamshire. Additional scenes were filmed in Grimsby, Thomas Turgoose's home town.

      The film was shown at various international film festivals, including London, and special permission was granted to Meniscus for it to be shown at Grimsby's Whitgift Film Theatre. The film was given an 18 certificate by the BBFC due to its racist language and incidence of violence. However, some councils such as Bristol, Camden and Westminster have chosen to overturn this, feeling the film should reach its target audience of teenagers. The film won in the Best Film category at the British Independent Film Awards, with Thomas Turgoose winning the Most Promising Newcomer award.

      Turgoose has appeared on TV and radio shows such as Soccer A.M., South Bank Show and GMTV, and has been interviewed by Edith Bowman on her BBC Radio One slot. Turgoose had never acted before, had been banned from his school play for bad behaviour, and demanded £5 to turn up for the film's auditions. The film was dedicated to Turgoose's mother, Sharon, who died on December 29, 2005; before she had a chance to see the film.

      Themes
      The film highlights the irony that although the skinhead subculture was partly based on elements of black culture, (especially Jamaican ska and reggae music), a large faction of the subculture was hijacked by white power groups such as the National Front. The story focuses on young Shaun (Thomas Turgoose), who, following bullying at school, falls in with a bunch of likeable skinheads. The new-found freedom and social acceptance he finds is short-lived, and takes a much darker turn when National Front member Combo returns from jail and reasserts his leadership, which splits the group in two. What follows is an often disturbing view of 1980s England offset by the ramifications of the Falklands War and the rise of white nationalism.

  34. QUESTION:
    what's the name of film about orphan boy, child prodigy who is forced to play the piano?
    I've seen this picture once on TV at least 15 years ago.
    If I remember correctly the film is in black-and-white. Village setting.

    Two young boys (approx 9 years of age, maybe younger) share a friendship.
    One (caucasian, blond) lives with his parents (or maybe on a holiday with his parents), the other (dark hair) is an orphan and gets to live with a lady who owns a piano.
    At first the orphan boy is very much attracted to the piano. He likes to play and turnes out to be a child prodigy. He plays the piano beautifully and his guardian is thrilled with her wonderboy.
    The boy not only has a musical talent, he has an aptitude for mathematics as well. After a while he loses interest in repetitiously playing the piano. He wants to spend his time being busy with mathematics. Obviously he is a highly intelligent and sensitive child.
    His guardian however does not sense this. She wants him to play the piano for her own satisfaction and won't let him do what he wants. (she might want to turn him into a concert pianist) The boy gets very unhappy. The father of the blond boy understands the needs of the orphan and tries to change his situation. Unfortunately the blond boy turns ill and for his recovery he has to go someplace abroad. He and his parents move and the orphan is left with the person who does not understand him. He writes a letter for help to the father of the blond boy. Since he has no address the text on the enveloppe says something like:
    'to the father of .....
    Switzerland'
    Evidently he gets no reply.
    In his despair he now sees death as the only way out of his prison and jumps out of the window.

    If you remember this picture but don't remember its name please add what you recollect so it will be easier to trace.
    Thank you

    • ANSWER:
      The only movie that I can think of that has a similar storyline is Madame Sousatzka (1988) starring Shirley MacLaine as a strict piano teacher. Unfortunately, I only saw the beginning so I don't know how it ends.

      IMDb review:
      Bengali-speaking Sushila Sen, her husband and son, Manek, relocate from India to London, England and begin their lives as immigrants.Tragically, Mr. Sen passes away, leaving Sushila to struggle with everyday living and looking after Manek. She manages to get a job and they are able to survive on her wages. Manek attends school and shows an interest in playing the piano, excelling at it to the extent that his schoolteacher refers him to a piano teacher, Yuline Sousatzka, a Russian immigrant renowned for her teaching skills. Yuline takes over Manek's life, not only teaching him to excel in piano playing but also his life as a whole. Disagreements do arise, as Manek does not want anyone to run his life for him, but, nevertheless, the training progresses. Then Sushila loses her job due to "not meeting the standards" (an excuse used to openly discriminate against visible minority employees). With no money coming in, Manek is under pressure to use his piano skills to make some money, much to Yuline's chagrin. But Manek has his way and is ready to play - or embarrass himself totally - in front of an elite crowd at the London Symphony Orchestra.
      http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0095564/

      Another suggestion:
      Prelude to Fame (1950) -- starring Guy Rolfe, Kathleen Byron, Kathleen Ryan ...more
      Review:
      Guy Rolfe is top-billed in the British Prelude to Fame, but the critics' attention was directed at young newcomer Jeremy Spencer. This is the story of a poverty-stricken boy named Guido (Spencer) who turns out to be a musical prodigy. Prodded into fame by a wealthy, childless patroness of the arts (Kathleen Ryan), Guido rises to the uppermost rungs of the musical world -- and loses his childhood in the process. Star Rolfe is cast as John Morrell, the philosophy professor who discovers Guido's genius, only to regret what happens to the boy afterward. Best scene: Jeremy Spencer leading the London Philharmonic without adult assistance. Released in America by Universal-International, Prelude to Fame is based on a story by Aldous Huxley.
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prelude_to_Fame
      http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0042856/

  35. QUESTION:
    Which film starred Meryl Streep as Clarissa Vaughan?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi..
      "Meryl Streep" Starring in "The Hours" (2002)
      >>>>>
      Born: 22 June 1949
      Birthplace: Summit, New Jersey
      Sign: Cancer
      Best Known As: Oscar favorite of the 1980s ..
      >>>>>>>>>
      "The Hours"
      Cast: Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, Julianne Moore, Ed Harris, Alison Janney, John C. Reilly, Stephen Dillane, Miranda Richardson
      >>>>>>>>>
      "The Hours" tells the story of: three women living in different times and places... Thematically, as well as concretely, there are connections, but the fabric that binds them the most strongly is Virginia Woolf's fourth novel, Mrs. Dalloway... Nearly everything of importance that occurs in this film pertains to that book... The first segment transpires in 1923 (with brief flash-forwards to 1941) on the day that Woolf (Nicole Kidman) begins committing Mrs. Dalloway to paper... The second episode occurs in 1951 Los Angeles, where a lonely, depressed housewife, Laura Brown (Julianne Moore), begins to discover some things about herself and her life by reading Mrs. Dalloway.... The third piece takes place in 2001 New York City, where a modern day Mrs. Dalloway, Clarissa Vaughn (Meryl Streep), arranges a party for her terminally ill ex-husband, Richard (Ed Harris)...
      >>>>>>>>>
      "The Hours", contains some rather dense and weighty material, and will have the strongest appeal for those who are familiar with Mrs. Dalloway... The movie does not immediately exclude anyone unfamiliar with Woolf's first great novel, but their appreciation will be limited....
      >>>>>>>>>>>
      Awards:
      """""""""""""""""""""""""
      1999 - Berlinale Camera - Berlin International Film Festival
      1983 - Oscar - Best Actress - "Sophie's Choice"
      1980 - Oscar - Best Supporting Actress - "Kramer vs. Kramer"
      1983 - Golden Globe - Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama - "Sophie's Choice"
      1982 - Golden Globe - Best Motion Picture Actress - Drama - "The French Lieutenant's Woman"
      1980 - Golden Globe - Best Motion Picture Actress in a Supporting Role - "Kramer vs. Kramer"
      1989 - Cannes Film Festival - Best Actress - "A Cry in the Dark"
      1978 - Emmy - Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series - "Holocaust"
      1982 - NSFC Award - Best Actress - "Sophie's Choice"
      1979 - NSFC Award - Best Supporting Actress - "Kramer vs. Kramer", "Manhattan," and "Seduction of Joe Tynan"
      1978 - NSFC Award - Best Supporting Actress - "The Deer Hunter"
      1985 - LAFCA Award - Best Actress - "Out of Africa"
      1982 - LAFCA Award - Best Actress - "Sophie's Choice"
      1981 - LAFCA Award - Best Actress - "The French Lieutenant's Woman"
      1979 - LAFCA Award - Best Supporting Actress - "Kramer vs. Kramer", "Manhattan, and "Seduction of Joe Tynan"
      1988 - AFI Award - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role - "A Cry in the Dark"
      1982 - BAFTA Film Award - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role - "The French Lieutenant's Woman"
      1980 - Woman of the Year - Hasty Pudding Theatricals
      Nominations
      1999 - Oscar - Best Actress - "One True Thing"
      1999 - Golden Globe - Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama - "One True Thing"
      1999 - Golden Satellite Award - Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama - "One True Thing"
      1999 - People's Choice Award - Favorite Motion Picture Actress
      1999 - SAG Award - Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role - "One True Thing"
      1996 - Oscar - Best Actress - "The Bridges of Madison County'
      1991 - Oscar - Best Actress - "Postcards from the Edge"
      1989 - Oscar - Best Actress - "A Cry in the Dark"
      1988 - Oscar - Best Actress - "Ironweed"
      1986 - Oscar - Best Actress - "Out of Africa"
      1984 - Oscar - Best Actress - "Silkwood"
      1982 - Oscar - Best Actress - "The French Lieutenant's Woman"
      1979 - Oscar - Best Supporting Actress - "The Deer Hunter"
      1998 - Golden Globe - Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV - "...First Do No Harm"
      1997 - Golden Globe - Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama - "Marvin's Room"
      1996 - Golden Globe - Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama - "The Bridges of Madison County"
      1995 - Golden Globe - Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama - "The River Wild"
      1993 - Golden Globe - Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy/Musical - "Death Becomes Her"
      1991 - Golden Globe - Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy/Musical - "Postcards from the Edge"
      1990 - Golden Globe - Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy/Musical - "She-Devil"
      1989 - Golden Globe - Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama - "A Cry in the Dark"
      1986 - Golden Globe - Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama - "Out of Africa"
      1984 - Golden Globe - Best Performance by an Actress in a Notion Picture - Drama - "Silkwood"
      1979 - Golden Globe - Best Motion Picture Actress in a Supporting Role - "The Deer Hunter"
      1997 - Emmy - Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Special - "...First Do No Harm"
      1996 - SAG Award - Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading
      Role - "The Bridges of Madison County"
      1995 - SAG Award - Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role - "The River Wild"
      1986 - BAFTA Film Award - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role - "Out of Africa"
      >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
      Upcoming release: "The Ant Bully"

      My regards!;)

  36. QUESTION:
    I really would like to know, how is French cinema, television, and the celebrities different from American?
    cinema, televison, and celebrities right now? Would be great if anyone from France, or living, or studying theater in France could answer. I ask that because I've always been interested in France, and love the world of entertainment. But in America, I think everything currently sucks; the movies, T.V., anyone can become famous e.t.c. e.t.c. The "comedies" coming out are not funny, just disgusting. There seems to be no good writers in HWood nowadays. All we have on TV is just reality, no real shows. And all you have to do now is basically show your crotch, or scream "Leave Britney alone!" (lol) and you become famous. So I want to know if France/Europe is different right now in the entertainment world, and if so how? Is there still quality left over there? Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      Somewhat different, yes. Obviously French movies focus much less on special effects, and there's less rapid jumping from frame to frame.There's more emphasis on dialogue, satire, and situational comedy. I don't like modern American stuff much either :), so you should try French and European in general.

      It's kind of a stereotype but this time it's true- French films are generally artsy, particularly the newer ones. They have very dramatic shifts in color depending on the tone, and there's often more work with camera angles than here. It's a little in the style of the newer Pride and Prejudice. Check out Caro's works, which are very famous- particularly Amelie, also Delicatessen and A Very Long Engagement (Un long dimanche de Fiançailles). The colors go from very drab and eerie on dark scenes to bright, beautiful and almost surreal/dreamlike on happier scenes. These three films are great, and if you like them you definitely have to see Pan's Labyrinth as well (it's Spanish but it's too good to pass up).

      Some French movies, particularly older ones, move slowly, so it's one reason not everyone likes them. On the bright side, they pay great attention to detail, dialogue, and character development. (It's not your hyper-packed Hollywood action and romance movies). Two older films that are really great are Jean de Florette and its (necessary) sequel Manon des Sources or Manon of the Spring, from the 1980's. They're beautiful and heart-wrenching. Also, anything with Catherine Denueve will probably be good, she's very famous. I liked Indochine a lot.

      In another vein, there's a recent group of movies from Europe that are young adult, mostly situational based with a lot of international jokes, and usually hilarious. Try the Spanish Apartment (Auberge Espagnole), it's lighthearted and has one of the funniest endings I've ever seen in a movie. Kilómetro Zero is a Spanish movie that isn't quite as good, but it's the same general feel.

      As for celebirites, to be honest, American celebrities are still the most popular, esp. if you're talking about music (most European music celebrities are American copycats, the only exceptions I know of are European gothic metal bands, they're pretty popular). And most of the movies they show over there (maybe half) are still American, so trust me, they know about Brangelina as well as we do. But French actors/actresses are still quite famous and respected there, you'll see them on magazine covers. Sadly French TV is awful now, they just take American reality and game shows and make them worse- I lived in Belgium for three months and just about lost it. Stick to films, there at least they're original :)

      Good luck!

  37. QUESTION:
    Whatever happened to the comedian Bob Gothwaite?

    • ANSWER:
      His name is Bob "Bobcat" Goldthwait & here is what i found...

      The March 28, 2005 article of the New York Post announces that Bobcat Goldthwait is the new director of ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live". He has been directing the show since the Fall season of 2004. Since joining, the ratings went up to about 2 million viewers a night or more. The numbers have jumped up to 50% with tough-to-attract teens.

      Goldthwait's new feature, Stay, starring Melinda Page Hamilton is in the 2006 Sundance Film Festival and it is part of the "Independent Dramatic Features" competition. "Stay" is about a youthful, impulsive sexual encounter which opens the door to a dark comedy about the complexities of honesty. It is also nominated for the Grand Jury Prize in the "Dramatic Features" category. Goldthwait's film "Stay" was recently bought (as a mid-six figure deal) for distribution by Roadside Attractions & Samuel Goldwyn Films at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival for the North American Rights to the film. A French film company called Gaumont also bought it, for the international rights to the film

  38. QUESTION:
    Things to do in Edinburgh, Scotland?
    We'll be there for almost 5 days in June. What are things we MUST do/see?

    • ANSWER:
      Starting at the top of the town, Edinburgh Castle is a must see for every visitor. It has a fascinating history, but what makes it really special are the views in every direction. Edinburgh Castle is cared for by Historic Scotland - www.historic-scotland.gov.uk

      Next to the castle, the Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre aims to bring 300 years of Scotch Whisky history to life. This interactive visitor attraction, allows you to experience whisky sights, sounds and smells, and gives the opportunity to discover how whisky is made. - www.whisky-heritage.co.uk

      Just down the Royal Mile lies the Writers Museum. Situated in Lady Stair's House, built in 1622, The Writers' Museum is dedicated to the lives and work of Scotland's great literary figures, in particluar Robert Burns (1759 - 1796), Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832) and Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 - 1894). - www.cac.org.uk

      Nearby to this lies the National Library of Scotland, Scotland's largest library and the world centre for the study of Scotland and the Scots. - www.nls.uk

      Just Round the corner from this on Chambers St lies the Royal Museum run by National Museums of Scotland. This museum houses the international collections and contains an extraordinary range of material. - www.nms.ac.uk/royal

      For some of the darker side of the city, visit the Edinburgh Dungeon. Witch-hunters, grave-robbers, murderers, cannibals, executioners - you will find them all here, along with their wretched victims. - www.thedungeons.com

      Beneath the Royal Mile lies a warren of concealed streets where real people lived, worked and died in bygone centuries. Step back in time at The Real Mary King’s Close to walk through these hidden closes, some of which have never before been open to the public.
      www.realmarykingsclose.com

      Continuing into the underworld, you might want to experience one of Edinburgh's Ghost Tours with Mercat Tours. The gory, the ghoulish, the sinister and the haunted, creepy Underground Vaults - "possibly the most haunted place in Britain"! - lots to choose from - www.mercat-tours.co.uk

      At the bottom end of the Royal Mile is the Palace of Holyrood - a royal residence as well as the new Scottish Parliament.

      Next door to these attractions lies Our Dynamic Earth - an interactive visitor centre taking you on a thrilling journey back in time to learn about our planet Earth. - www.dynamicearth.co.uk

      Elsewhere in the city you can visit treats like the Royal Yacht Britannia in Leith and The Royal Botanic Gardens.

      In addition we have these festivals:

      Snowdrop Festival

      Ceilidh Culture

      Science Festival

      Leith Festival

      Edinburgh Art Festival

      Jazz and Blues Festival

      Military Tattoo

      Festival Fringe

      International Festival

      Book Festival

      Film Festival

      Festival of Politics

      Edinburgh Mela

      Edinburgh's Christmas

      Hogmanay

      Read about them here
      http://www.edinburgh.org/events/edinburg...
      http://www.holidayscotland.org.uk/attrac...

  39. QUESTION:
    im going to edinburgh this summer?
    any info? culture, scenery?

    • ANSWER:
      Starting at the top of the town, Edinburgh Castle is a must see for every visitor. It has a fascinating history, but what makes it really special are the views in every direction. Edinburgh Castle is cared for by Historic Scotland - www.historic-scotland.gov.uk

      Next to the castle, the Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre aims to bring 300 years of Scotch Whisky history to life. This interactive visitor attraction, allows you to experience whisky sights, sounds and smells, and gives the opportunity to discover how whisky is made. - www.whisky-heritage.co.uk

      Just down the Royal Mile lies the Writers Museum. Situated in Lady Stair's House, built in 1622, The Writers' Museum is dedicated to the lives and work of Scotland's great literary figures, in particluar Robert Burns (1759 - 1796), Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832) and Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 - 1894). - www.cac.org.uk

      Nearby to this lies the National Library of Scotland, Scotland's largest library and the world centre for the study of Scotland and the Scots. - www.nls.uk

      Just Round the corner from this on Chambers St lies the Royal Museum run by National Museums of Scotland. This museum houses the international collections and contains an extraordinary range of material. - www.nms.ac.uk/royal

      For some of the darker side of the city, visit the Edinburgh Dungeon. Witch-hunters, grave-robbers, murderers, cannibals, executioners - you will find them all here, along with their wretched victims. - www.thedungeons.com

      Beneath the Royal Mile lies a warren of concealed streets where real people lived, worked and died in bygone centuries. Step back in time at The Real Mary King’s Close to walk through these hidden closes, some of which have never before been open to the public.
      www.realmarykingsclose.com

      Continuing into the underworld, you might want to experience one of Edinburgh's Ghost Tours with Mercat Tours. The gory, the ghoulish, the sinister and the haunted, creepy Underground Vaults - "possibly the most haunted place in Britain"! - lots to choose from - www.mercat-tours.co.uk

      At the bottom end of the Royal Mile is the Palace of Holyrood - a royal residence as well as the new Scottish Parliament.

      Next door to these attractions lies Our Dynamic Earth - an interactive visitor centre taking you on a thrilling journey back in time to learn about our planet Earth. - www.dynamicearth.co.uk

      Elsewhere in the city you can visit treats like the Royal Yacht Britannia in Leith and The Royal Botanic Gardens.

      In addition we have these festivals:

      Snowdrop Festival

      Ceilidh Culture

      Science Festival

      Leith Festival

      Edinburgh Art Festival

      Jazz and Blues Festival

      Military Tattoo

      Festival Fringe

      International Festival

      Book Festival

      Film Festival

      Festival of Politics

      Edinburgh Mela

      Edinburgh's Christmas

      Hogmanay

      Read about them here
      http://www.edinburgh.org/events/edinburg...
      http://www.holidayscotland.org.uk/attrac...

  40. QUESTION:
    What would you pay for this movie collection?
    How much would you pay for a film collection containing the following DVDs:

    3:10 to Yuma
    8 Mile
    12 Monkies
    36th Chamber of Shaolin, The
    40 Year Old Virgin
    300
    10,000 B. C.
    Adventures in Babysitting
    Afterlife
    Ali
    Alice in Wonderland (Tim Burton - 2010)
    Alien 3
    American Beauty (In American Gangster Case)
    American Gangster
    Anchorman
    Animatrix
    Armageddon
    Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery
    Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
    Austin Powers: Goldmember
    Back to the Future
    Back to the Future: Part 2
    Back to the Future: Part 3
    Barbarella: Queen of the Galaxy
    Baron Babtiste: Power Vinyasa Yoga
    Basic Instinct
    Batman Begins
    Beautiful Mind, A
    Beetlejuice
    Being John Malkovich
    Benny & Joon
    Big
    Bio-Dome
    Black Dahlia, The
    Black Snake Moan
    Blade Runner
    Bloodsport
    Blue Crush
    Boondock Saints, The
    Bram Stoker's Dracula
    Braveheart
    Breakfast Club, The
    Broken Arrow
    Bruce Lee Collection (5 Films)
    Bruno
    Buffy the Vampire Slayer
    'Burbs, The / Money Pit, The
    Choke
    Ciderhouse Rules, The
    Cloverfield
    Cool World
    Con Air
    Conan the Barbarian / Conan the Destroyer
    Constantine
    Coraline
    Cougar Club, The
    Covenant, The
    Crank
    Crow, The
    Cruel Intentions
    Dark Knight
    Dave Barry's Complete Guide to Guys
    Day Watch
    Dead Poets Society
    Demolition Man
    Devil's Advocate
    Devil's Rejects, The (2cnd Blu-Ray!)
    Dirty Dancing
    District 9
    Dogma (1st Blu-Ray!)
    Domino
    Donnie Darko
    Drag Me to Hell
    Edward Scissorhands
    Equilibrium
    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
    Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed
    Face Off
    Fame (Harr's)
    Family Guy: Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story
    Family Guy: Blue Harvest
    Fanboys
    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
    Fearless
    Ferris Bueller's Day Off
    Fido
    Fight Club
    Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children
    Fire and Ice
    Fountain, The (Harr's)
    Freddy Vs. Jason
    Friday / Next Friday / The Friday After Next / Money Talks
    Friday the 13th (2008)
    Futurama: Bender's Big Score
    Futurama: The Beast With a Billion Backs
    Gamer
    Gangs of New York
    Ghost
    Ghostbusters 1
    Ghostbusters 2
    Ghost Rider >>>>> MISSING <<<<<< Gia Goods, The Graduate, The Gremlins Gremlins 2: The New Batch Groundhog Day Gunner Palace Half Baked Halloween (Rob Zombie's) Hamlet (Mel Gibson) Hamlet 2 Hannibal Rising Happily N'Ever After Heat Heavenly Kid, The Hero History of Violence, A Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The Hook I Love You, Man I.O.U.S.A. I, Robot Incredibles, The Independence Day Interview With a Vampire Iron Man Jackie Brown Joe Roegan Live John Carpenter's Vampires Jumper Karate Kid, The Karate Kid II, The Karate Kid III, The Karate Kid IV, The (Next) Kick Ass Kill Bill Volume 1 / Kill Bill Volume 2 (Double-Feature) Killshot Kiss Kiss Bang Bang Knocked Up Kung Fu Panda Labyrinth Law Abiding Citizen League of their Own, A Legend Lord of the Rings, The: The Fellowship of the Ring Lord of the Rings, The: The Two Towers Lord of the Rings, The: The Return of the King Lucky Number Slevin Machinist, The Man of the Year Manufacturing Dissent: Uncovering Michael Moore Many Adventures of Whinnie the Pooh, The Matrix, The Matrix, The: Reloaded Matrix, The: Revoloutions Meet Joe Black Memento Midsummer Night's Dream, A Midsummer Night's Rave, A Minority Report Mirrormask Miss March Monkeybone Monsters Vs. Aliens Monty Python and the Holy Grail Monty Python's The Life of Brian Monty Python's The Meaning of Life Mystery Men Mystery Science Theatre 3000 Neverending Story, The Newfound Glory (Concert) New York City Ballet Workout (Disc 1) New York City Ballet Workout (Disc 2) NightWatch Ninja Ninja Assassin Nirvana: Unplugged in New York Not Another Tean Movie Notorious Bettie Page, The Ocean's Eleven (2 copies) Ong Bak: The Thai Warrior Pagemaster, The Pan's Labyrinth Paparazzi Pathology Peaceful Warrior People Vs. Larry Flint, The Pineapple Express (Harr's) Pitch Black Pleasantville Point Break Precious Predator 2 Princess Bride, The Protector, The Pulp Fiction Punisher, The Rain Man Rambo Real Genius Renaissance Revolver Ring, The (Harr's) Robin Hood: Men in Tights Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves Rocky Horror Picture Show, The Saw Scanner Darkly, A Serenity Shawshank Redemption, The Shinobi: Heart Under Blade Shoot 'Em Up Short Circuit 2 Shrek Shrek 2 Shrek: The Third Simpsons Movie, The Sin City Sixteen Candles Smiley Face Smokin' Aces Snatch South Park: Bigger, Longer, & Uncut South Park: Imaginationland Speed Spiderwick Chronicles, The Star Wars I: The Phantom Menace Star Wars II: Attack of the Clones Star Wars III: Revenge of the Sith Star Wars IV: A New Hope Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back Star Wars VI: Return of the Jedi Striptease Supertroopers Swingers Swordfish Sword of the Valiant Taking Lives Team America: World Police Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny Terminator, The Terminator 2, The: Judgement Day Terminator: Salvation To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar Top Gun Transformers: The Movie (Michael Bay) Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen Transporter 2 Trick 'r Treat Troy True Romance Unbreakable Unleashed Underworld Underworld: Rise of the Lycans Vanilla Sky V for Vendetta Waking Life (2 copies) War War of the Worlds Wayne's World / Wayne's World 2 Weapons of Mass Distraction Weird Science >> XD << Who Framed Roger Rabbit Wild Things Willow Wizzard of Oz, The X-Men Revealed (Making-of Film) X-Men Origins: Wolverine Yes Man Young People F***ing Zach and Miri Make a Porno

    • ANSWER:
      It's just too many - nobody would want them all. You would make way more money selling them for -3 each at a yard sale than trying to get one person to buy such a huge collection - I am assuming they are not new. I wouldn't buy it cuz I already have a bunch of them and there are others I wouldn't want. If they were cheap at a yard sale I would just buy the ones I wanted. There are at least 10-15 on that list that I might want, depending on their condition. You would make at least just for that one sale. I don't think you'll get a fair price for the whole thing. If you just want to get rid of them quick then maybe a dealer who has a booth at a weekly flea market might pay you a dollar for each and then resell them for way more.

  41. QUESTION:
    I need Movies to watch, seen a lot?
    Ok here is a list of some of the films I have watched, need good films to watch other then these:

    28 Days Later...
    50-50
    A Clockwork Orange
    A Fistfull Of Dollars
    A Hard Days Night
    A History of Violence
    A Nightmare On Elm Street
    A Scanner Darkly
    A Serbian Film
    Adaptation
    Alien
    Almost Famous
    Amelie
    American Beauty
    American Gangster
    American History X
    Angel Heart
    Apollo 18
    Armageddon
    Army of Darkness
    Austin Powers In Goldmember
    Austin Powers International Man Of Mystery
    Austin Powers The Spy Who Shagged Me
    Bad Boy Bubby
    Bad Taste
    Battle Royal
    Beastie Boys Fight for Your Right Revisited
    Beerfest
    Beverly Hills Cops
    Black Swan
    Blood Simple
    Blow
    Blue Velvet
    Boogie Nights
    Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia
    Burn After Reading
    Caddyshack
    Capote
    Catch Me If You Can
    Changeling
    Cool Hand Luke
    COPOUT
    Creepshow
    Cube
    DARK CITY
    Dawn Of The Dead
    Death Race 2000
    Death Sentence
    Demolition Man
    Desperado
    Dirty Harry
    Dog Day Afternoon
    Donnie Darko
    Downfall
    Dr Strangelove
    Elephant Man
    Elephant
    Equilibrium
    Evil Dead 2
    Falling Down
    Fight Club
    Final Destination
    Following
    For A Few Dollars More
    Forbidden Planet
    Freejack
    Frequency
    FROM DUSK TILL DAWN
    Frozen
    Funny Games
    Garden State
    Get Him to the Greek
    Green Street Hooligans
    Grindhouse
    Half Baked
    Hall Pass
    Halloween
    Hannibal Rising
    Hannibal
    Happiness
    Hard Target
    Harry Brown
    Help!
    Hobo With A Shotgun
    How I Won the War
    If....
    In Bruges
    Invasion of the Body Snatchers
    Jack Frost
    Jackie Brow
    Jacobs Ladder
    K-PAX
    LA Confidential
    Let It Be
    Little Johnny The Movie
    Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
    Lost Highway
    Macbeth Part 1
    Macbeth Part 2
    Machete
    Mad Max
    Magical Mystery Tour
    Magnolia
    Man On Fire
    Me, Myself & Irene
    Mean Creek
    Memento
    Midnight Cowboy
    Midnight Express
    Milk
    Minority Report
    Misery
    Moon
    Mulholland Drive
    Munich
    My Cousin Vinny
    Mystic River
    Nowhere Boy
    Observe and Report
    Once Upon a Time in America
    One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
    Orgazmo
    Panic Room
    Pans Labyrinth
    Patch Adams
    Paul
    Phenomena
    Pi
    pink floyd the wall
    Piranha
    Pirates (Part 1)
    Pirates (Part 2)
    Pirates 2
    Planes, Trains and Automobiles
    Planet of the Apes 2 - Beneath the Planet of the Apes
    Planet of the Apes 2001
    Planet of the Apes 3 - Escape From the Planet of the Apes
    Planet of the Apes 4 - Conquest of the Planet of the Apes
    Planet of the Apes 5 - Battle For the Planets of the Apes
    Planet of the Apes
    Platoon
    Primal Fear
    Pulp Fiction
    Raging Bull
    Rain Man
    Re-Animator
    Red Dragon
    Requiem For A Dream
    Revenge of the Nerds
    Romper Stomper
    Salo Or The 120 Days Of Sodom
    Santa's Slay
    Saturday Night Fever
    Saw II
    Saw
    Scanners
    Scarface
    Scream
    Shaun of the Dead
    Shivers
    Silence of the Lambs
    Sleepers
    Snatch
    Soylent Green
    Speed
    Straw dogs
    Sunshine
    Super 8
    Super
    Sweeney Todd -The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street
    The Abyss
    The Beach
    The Boat That Rocked
    The Boondock Saint's
    The Boys From Brazil
    The Breakfast Club
    The Dead Zone
    The Evil Dead
    The Exorcist
    The Fog
    The Fugitive
    The Game
    The Good The Bad and The Ugly
    The Host
    The Ice Storm
    The Illusionist
    The Inbetweeners Movie
    The Island Of Dr. Moreau
    The Life Aquatic
    The Machinist
    The Man From Earth
    The Number 23
    The Outsiders
    The Shining
    The Sixth Sence
    The Truman Show
    The Usual Suspects
    The Wicker Man
    The Wrestler
    They Live
    Thin Red Line
    Time After Time
    Total Recall
    Trainspotting
    True Grit
    Unbreakable
    Unknown
    V For Vendetta
    Vanilla Sky
    Walk Hard The Dewey Cox Story
    WarGames
    Wild Wild West
    Yellow Submarine
    Young Frankenstein
    Your Highness
    Zodiac

    • ANSWER:
      Sincity
      12 angry men
      Enemy of the state
      untraceable
      Forrest gump
      reservoir dogs
      planet terror
      jurassic park series
      finish saw series
      deep blue sea
      deep rising
      ratatoulie
      finding nemo
      air force one
      batman begins
      the dark knight
      inception
      the adjustment bureau
      slum dog millionaire
      cars
      wall-E
      saving private ryan
      starwars series
      once upon a time in the west
      once upon a time in america
      species series
      true lies
      predator
      Terminator series
      avatar
      who am i
      burce lee movies
      mary and max
      inception
      50 first dates
      I pronounce you chunk and larry
      grown ups
      U dont mess with zohan
      The mummy series
      harry potter series
      the flight plan
      21
      dial M for murder & other alfred hitchcock movies
      jackie brown
      3:10 to yuma
      the machinist
      american psycho
      Goal series
      shrek series
      scary movie series
      residential evil series
      Transformers series
      heat
      God father 1
      God father 2
      the shawshank redemption
      The day the earth stood still
      independance day
      mission impossible series
      Casablanca
      Kill bill 1
      Kill bill 2
      Inglorious basterds
      Million dollar baby
      gran torino
      basic instinct
      Italian job
      Oceans 11
      Oceans 12
      Oceans 13
      2012
      Day after tomorrow
      Apocalypto
      Apocalypse now
      A street car name desire
      predators
      Gladiator
      Money ball
      300
      the sixth sense
      Seven Samurai
      Lord of the rings 1
      Lord of the Rings 2
      Lord of the rings 3
      lord of war
      Goodfellas
      City of god
      Matrix 1
      Matrix 2
      Rear Window
      Vertigo
      North by North west
      Rope
      Hot Fuzz
      se7en
      Psycho
      Its a wonderful Life
      Leon: The Professional
      Toy Story 1
      Toy Story 2
      Toy Story 3
      Spirited Away
      The pianist
      The Departed
      The Lives of Others
      To Kill a Mockingbird
      Life is beautiful
      Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
      A Separation
      The Prestige
      The Green Mile
      L.A. Confidential
      Cinema Paradiso
      Rashomon
      The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
      Singin' in the Rain
      Some like it hot
      Braveheart
      Pan's Labyrinth
      Oldboy
      The sting
      Unforgiven
      Princess Mononoke
      Indiana Jones 1
      Indiana Jones 3

  42. QUESTION:
    if you live alone, suffer from deep loneliness, do you have a strategy or routine you do?
    i wont go into my whole life account story like i usually do or do an '' on the bio '' like the late karen carpenter sang but.

    i am a man in my mid 30s that has suffered a lot of adversitys in life of misfortunes, mainly regarding serious psychological problems etc.....through that i missed out on many things like having a job, college and building relationships..
    so fast forward to now and this time era....i have done better, tried to work on my problems with inner strength...live in an ok flat...better mental health service...even though sometimes i snap at my support worker, get exasperated when i suffer rage feelings.

    but all together, still in a better place than in the past.....but because of everything that i had to face....i have no one in my life...except few family, mainly my mother in her early 60s who lives in the country...quite some distance from me..
    so i am alone in an empty flat....living a life of desolation...the internet my main outlet, joy, comfort.

    i cant just go outside either...because i get paranoid about people and struggle to control my composure..and rage...so i stay inside most times....plus i am a reserved character....i do still in life, want to find meaninful relationships..

    but thats not going to come to me...i know that.

    so i was trying to find out if someone lives with similar struggles and has a daily routine, strategy to stop them falling into the dark abyss of depression?

    thanks

    • ANSWER:
      I've had many of the same problems. I've suffered being attacked on 4 separate occasions by gangs. I've been evicted twice by spouses in the middle of the winter with no notice and nowhere to go. My Attention Deficit Disorder made a wreck out of my life and it was only recently that I found out I had it. I'm very lonely but I do things in town - I belong to the viewing committee for the International Boston Film Festival. This keeps me busy for months and the crew is international - a very interesting bunch of people, but for the rest of the year I'm alone. I take up my time by writing poetry, novels, and short stories. Some of the stuff gets published. I have online acquaintances and go to AA meetings. There has to be something you can join.
      Best wishes,

  43. QUESTION:
    for people who live in toronto only.......(date idea).........................?
    what are some attrations or shows something to do tonight???? something fun for a date with my boyfriend.... we need to get out of the house before we kill each other HELP

    • ANSWER:
      Go to a Spring Rolls for dinner and then go see a movie together. There is a Spring Rolls near the St. Lawrence Market on Front Street East, then go across the street to Rainbow Market Square Cinema. Good food, good movie, good prices. I would have suggested visiting our theatre, but the Elgin/Winter Garden Theatre is dark. Keep the Toronto International Film Festival in mind in September though. A bit upscale, but makes for a great evening. We get the big films for Toronto, not as expensive as the galas.

  44. QUESTION:
    can someone tell me about English silent movies?
    from England

    • ANSWER:
      There does not seem to be a lot of information on this topic. Apparently, English silent films were not very good or memorable. The exception would be Alfred Hitchcock's films (before he moved to Hollywood).

      Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock, KBE (13 August 1899 – 29 April 1980) was a British filmmaker and producer who pioneered many techniques in the suspense and psychological thriller genres. After a successful career in his native United Kingdom in both silent films and early talkies. In 1920, he received a full-time position at Islington Studios designing the titles for silent movies. His rise from title designer to film director took five years, and by the end of the 1930s, Hitchcock had become one of the most famous filmmakers in England.

      In the early part of his career, Alfred Hitchcock was widely considered to be Britain's best film director. Silent films such as The Lodger (1926), The Ring (1927) and The Farmer's Wife (1928) were greeted with great enthusiasm by critics, and, at a time of expansion and increasing optimism for the British film industry, they were heralded as evidence that British films had reached an international standard of artistry.
      http://www.screenonline.org.uk/people/id/446568/

      Silent films of Alfred Hitchcock
      THE RING:
      'One Round' Jack Sanders is a skilled young boxer who travels the country fairs with his portable boxing booth. In love with the beautiful cashier, Jack's only ambition is to beat all of his competitors and make enough money to marry her. But when an Australian champion, Bob, challenges him to a fight, Jack realizes too late that he is not the only one competing for the lovely cashier's affections.

      THE MANXMAN:
      Pete, a poor fisherman and Philip, a successful lawyer, have been friends since childhood. When Pete falls in love with the beautiful Kate, her shallow and greedy father refuses to consent to the marriage because of Pete's poverty. Incensed, Pete asks Philip to take care of Kate and sets out for Africa, where he hopes to make his fortune. However, in his absence, Kate finds herself drawn to Philip, and when news reached them that Pete has been killed, Philip and Kate begin to plan their lives together. But unfortunately for the two lovers, Pete did not die...The last of Hitchcock's silent films, THE MANXMAN is a dark and tense drama from the British master.
      http://www.madman.com.au/actions/catalogue.do?method=view&releaseId=12290

      CHAMPAGNE
      Champagne (1928) is a silent comedy film directed by Alfred Hitchcock, based on an original story by English writer and critic Walter C. Mycroft.
      Plot: Betty, rebellious daughter of a millionaire, decides to marry the penniless Jean, against her father's will. She runs away to France and she starts living a life of luxury on the profits from her father's business. The rich man decides to put a stop to her behavior pretending his business crashed. Betty now has to find money by herself and she gets a job in a night club.

  45. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know the name of this tower in Chicago?
    http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m4ph57l8Gl1qlbafqo1_500.jpg
    What is the name of the blue tall tower?
    It's on the left side, and appears to be the same height as the Willis Tower -- it is not in real life.

    --
    I live in Chicago, and sadly I still do not know what the tower's name is or what it is...
    During the summer, my mother would bring my sisters and cousin to the park just to walk around in the night, from the park you'd have a beautiful view of the city lights skyline from afar, and the blue tower is so luminous c:

    • ANSWER:
      It's the Trump International Hotel and Tower, and it is almost as tall as the Willis Tower (1389 vs 1451 ft). While it was under construction in 2007, they filmed the final showdown between Batman and the Joker in The Dark Knight there.

  46. QUESTION:
    Questions about USC and NYU?
    I initally wanted to apply to UCLA but since i saw that they accept only 10 % out-of-state students, i decided to try USC/NYU, but I wanted to know:
    1. Is the surrounding area of USC as bad as people claim it is? Can i get around easily during the day? I'd hate to be in LA and ot get to see it.
    2. Are they as good as UCLA academically?
    2. With a 3.75 GPA and 2000 SAT score, what are my chances of being accepted? (Im an international student and i heard that the student body in these two schools is pretty diverse)

    • ANSWER:
      Hi,
      You should still apply to UCLA! What is the harm in at least tossing your hat in the ring - no rejecting yourself, okay?

      I went there, my best friend went to USC, and my cousins went to NYU, so here's my 2 cents:

      1. The USC campus is actually very nice, but I would not recommend venturing too far away, esp. after dark. The area it's in is not ideal. It's also not convenient to much - a car would be a big boost. UCLA is right near the nicest parts of town and has super public transport right from campus, so you're never far from something really fun to do. NYU is not a traditional campus per se - the university purchased several buildings in the vicinity of Washington Square. It's completely integrated into the city. Some may love that - others, not so much.

      2. USC is a great school and ranks 1 point higher than UCLA on the US News College Rankings (74 vs. 73). That said, it definitely does not have the global reputation that UCLA does. I moved away from CA after graduation and was amazed to discover that outside of the western part of the US, many people aren't that familiar with USC and certainly don't know it's as good as it is. If you do not plan to live in the CA area permanently, UCLA will carry a lot more weight on a resume. NYU is also a very good school, and certainly a respectable degree, but it's not quite on the same level academically as USC or UCLA. However, its film school and arts schools are among the best in the country, if you're interested in those specific topics.

      3. You have a solid GPA and scores, and I'm sure that people with records like this have gotten into UCLA (exhibit A: me). There is a LOT that goes into an application other than numbers - and unless someone on the admissions committee replies to your question, no one here can say for sure. Show them who you are and what you could bring to the school, and I bet you'll end up with some great offers! Good luck!

  47. QUESTION:
    Does anybody know the title of this movie?
    Top News
    Egyptians angry at film scale U.S. embassy walls
    Tue, Sep 11 13:07 PM EDT

    CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian protesters scaled the walls of the U.S. embassy in Cairo on Tuesday and pulled down the American flag during a protest over what they said was a film being produced in the United States that insulted Prophet Mohammad, witnesses said.

    In place of the U.S. flag, the protesters tried to raise a black flag with the words "There is no God but Allah and Mohammad is his messenger", a Reuters reporter said.

    Once the U.S. flag was hauled down, protesters tore it up, with some showing off small pieces to television cameras. Then others burned remains.

    "This movie must be banned immediately and an apology should be made ... This is a disgrace," said 19-year-old, Ismail Mahmoud, a member of the so-called "ultras" soccer supporters who played a big role in the uprising that brought down Hosni Mubarak last year.

    Many Muslims consider any depiction of the Prophet to be offensive.

    Mahmoud called on President Mohamed Mursi, Egypt's first civilian president and an Islamist, to take action. Many others were supporters of Islamist groups.

    About 20 people stood on top of the embassy wall in central Cairo, where about 2,000 protesters had gathered.

    "There is no god but Allah, Mohammad is Allah's messenger. We will sacrifice ourselves for you, Allah's messenger," they chanted, with many waving religious flags.

    A U.S. embassy official had no immediate comment on the protesters' actions but the embassy had put out a statement earlier on Tuesday condemning those who hurt the religious feelings of Muslims or followers of any other religions.

    "We firmly reject the actions by those who abuse the universal right of free speech to hurt the religious beliefs of others," the U.S. embassy said in its statement.

    One slogan scrawled on the walls of the embassy, a fortress-like structure that is near Tahrir Square where Egyptians revolted against Mubarak, said: "If your freedom of speech has no limits, may you accept our freedom of action."

    An Egyptian state website carried a statement by Egypt's Coptic Orthodox church condemning what it said were moves by some Copts living abroad "to finance the production of a film insulting Prophet Mohammad".

    About a 10th of Egypt's 83 million people are Christians.

    It was not immediately clear which film angered protesters.

    However, according to the website www.standupamerianow.org, the Christian Pastor Terry Jones, who angered Muslims by burning a copy of the Koran, was due to take part in an event on Tuesday called "International Judge Mohammad Day" in Florida in which it would symbolically put the Prophet on trial and play it out live over the Internet.

    "Respect for religious beliefs is a cornerstone of American democracy," the U.S. embassy statement said, adding that it condemned the efforts by "misguided individuals" to hurt the feelings of Muslims.

    In another incident prompted by similar sentiments last month, a lone man attacked the German embassy with homemade nail bombs and a hammer with which he cracked glass at the entrance, following a report about a protest in Germany where demonstrators bore caricatures of the Prophet outside a mosque.

    No one was injured and there was no serious damage in that incident.

    (Reporting by Tamim Elyan and Reuters correspondents; Writing by Edmund Blair; Editing by Alison Williams)

    • ANSWER:
      Just as the Christians put the Western world into a long dark age of ignorance. So are the Muslims putting their own world into a dark age of religion and ignorance.
      Muslims are just Christians in blankets.

  48. QUESTION:
    Will there be any exciting events in New York City in September?
    Along the lines of special sales/promotions, insider tips where live movie/tv may be filmed..etc...planning to visit New York for a week in September...

    Is it safe to travel alone? Itinerary tips for a lone traveler?

    I don't plan to eat at fancy restaurants..any recommended food carts i should not leave nyc without trying the products?

    How much tip are cab drivers/waiters/food servers expecting?

    Do I have to always carry my passport with me at all times? What items should I bring with me everywhere I go?

    What to wear when traveling in September?

    What's the best choice for airport to land/depart from?

    • ANSWER:
      Safety depends if you are in neighborhoods where other people out and walking around at night. Some neighborhoods are not adviseable for a newcomer even during the day. You might walk down the wrong street. When you walk, walk closer to the buildings than to the street in case you have to run into one. You should go to some Manhattan restaurants. If you have a cab ride, you should tip . Waiters expect big tips. I guess it is 20% now. You dont have to carry a passport if you have some other ID in case it is lost you could replace more easily. September is still a bit warm but I suggest wearing darker clothing because it is dirty. If you are going somewhere on the W. side I would land at Newark. I dont know if many international flights land at LaGuardia but it is smaller than JFK. There is bus service from them into Manhattan. A cab will cost around . I dont know if they have shuttle vans. They did not have when I lived in NY.

      The only event I can remember in NY in September is the Feast of San Gennaro in Little italy

      I was young when I went to NY alone and stayed in a womens hotel but they probably dont have them anymore. Here is a web link I found informative.

      http://www.nyctouristcenter.com/
      http://www.eastharlemgiglio.com/
      http://www.niaf.org/research/festivals.asp

  49. QUESTION:
    any one there knows abt dev patel?
    see if u do have any information about him like his id or something like that please do give it to me.... i love this guy yaar...
    he is the slumdog millionaire actor is he on orkut,facebook,twitter,hi5? his id please tell me...or his contact number..

    • ANSWER:
      Dev Patel was born in Harrow, London, England, to Gujarati Indian Hindu parents, both of whom were born in Nairobi, Kenya. His mother Anita Patel is a carer and his father Raj Patel an IT consultant. Dev Patel attended Longfield Primary School and later went to Whitmore High School, receiving an A* in GCSE Drama, for his "self-penned portrayal of a child in the Beslan school siege." His drama teacher Niamh Wright has stated: "Dev was a gifted student who quickly impressed me with his innate ability to communicate a wide variety of characters imaginatively and creatively. [...] He was awarded full marks for his GCSE performance to a live audience and the visiting examiner was moved to tears by his honest portrayal of a child in the Beslan school hostage crisis in Russia." He eventually completed his AS Levels while he was acting in Skins.

      Patel started training at the Rayners Lane Academy of Taekwon-do in 2000 and achieved a 1st dan (rank) black belt on 11 March 2006. He competed regularly in both national and international championships, including the 2004 World Championship in Dublin, where he won a bronze medal.

      Patel began his acting career in late 2006, when he auditioned for the E4 TV teen drama series Skins. After two auditions, he was cast in the role of Anwar Kharral, a British Pakistani Muslim teenager. According to fellow actors Mike Bailey (who played Sid Jenkins) and Hannah Murray (who played Cassie Ainsworth), the characterization of Anwar was partly based on the personality of Patel and the role was written specifically for him after he was cast in Skins.[12] The first series of the show aired in early 2007 went on to receive several nominations at the BAFTA Television Awards. Patel resumed his role as Anwar for the second series of Skins, which aired in early 2008.

      In August 2007, Patel was cast in the role of Jamal Malik, the central character in Danny Boyle's independent film Slumdog Millionaire. Patel, who appeared on The Today Show with co-star Freida Pinto on 11 November 2008, stated he was chosen for the role of Jamal due to his "average Joe" appearance. He also stated that it was Boyle's daughter, a fan of Skins, who recommended Patel for the role. The character Jamal Malik, the protagonist, is an Indian Muslim boy born and raised in the poverty of Mumbai, India. Boyle considered hundreds of young male actors, although he found that Bollywood leads were generally "strong, handsome hero-types", not the personality he was looking for. Boyle's 17-year-old daughter Caitlin pointed him to the British television ensemble drama Skins, of which Patel was a cast member. After five auditions for the role, the actor was eventually cast in August 2007. To prepare for the role, he went along with Boyle while scouting for filming locations, where he was able to observe the Dharavi slums for himself. He also reported having had a brief internship at a call centre and working in a hotel, where he spent a day washing dishes and generally observing life in Mumbai.

      After the release of Slumdog Millionaire at the end of 2008, Patel went on to receive a number of awards for his performance, including the British Independent Film Award for "Most Promising Newcomer", the National Board of Review Award (NBR Award) for "Best Breakthrough Performance", the Black Reel Awards for "Best Actor" and "Best Breakthrough Performance", and the Chicago Film Critics Association Award for "Most Promising Performer". On 18 December 2008, it was announced that Patel was also nominated for "Best Supporting Actor" at the 2009 Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards. The award eventually went posthumously to the late Heath Ledger for his performance in The Dark Knight. However, Patel did win the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, which he shared with ten other cast members from Slumdog Millionaire. On 8 January 2009, Patel was honoured with the "Best Young Performer (Actor/Actress)" award at the Critics' Choice Awards for his role on Slumdog Millionaire. He has also been nominated for the 2009 London Critics Circle Film Award for "British Actor of the Year", the 2009 NAACP Image Award for "Outstanding Supporting Actor", and the 2009 BAFTA Award for "Best Leading Actor".

      -=-=-=-=-=-=AWARDS-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-

      ***2008***

      * Black Reel Award - "Best Actor" - Slumdog Millionaire - WINNER

      * Black Reel Award - "Best Breakthrough Performance" - Slumdog Millionaire - WINNER

      * Black Reel Award - "Best Ensemble" for Slumdog Millionaire - NOMINATED

      *British Independent Film Award (BIFA) - "Most Promising Newcomer" - Slumdog Millionaire - WINNER

      * Chicago Film Critics Association (CFCA) Award - "Most Promising Performer" - Slumdog Millionaire - WINNER

      *National Board of Review (NBR) Award - "Best Breakthrough Performance" - Slumdog Millionaire - WINNER

      * Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA) Award - "Best Breakthrough Performance" - Slumdog

  50. QUESTION:
    Is President Bush actually Batman?
    In Andrew Klavan's Op-Ed in today's Wall Street Journal, "What Bush and Batman Have in Common." Klavan writes:

    A cry for help goes out from a city beleaguered by violence and fear: A beam of light flashed into the night sky, the dark symbol of a bat projected onto the surface of the racing clouds ...

    Oh, wait a minute. That's not a bat, actually. In fact, when you trace the outline with your finger, it looks kind of like ... a "W."

    There seems to me no question that the Batman film "The Dark Knight," currently breaking every box office record in history, is at some level a paean of praise to the fortitude and moral courage that has been shown by George W. Bush in this time of terror and war. Like W, Batman is vilified and despised for confronting terrorists in the only terms they understand. Like W, Batman sometimes has to push the boundaries of civil rights to deal with an emergency, certain that he will re-establish those boundaries when the emergency is past.
    And like W, Batman understands that there is no moral equivalence between a free society -- in which people sometimes make the wrong choices -- and a criminal sect bent on destruction. The former must be cherished even in its moments of folly; the latter must be hounded to the gates of Hell.

    "The Dark Knight," then, is a conservative movie about the war on terror. And like another such film, last year's "300," "The Dark Knight" is making a fortune depicting the values and necessities that the Bush administration cannot seem to articulate for beans.

    Conversely, time after time, left-wing films about the war on terror -- films like "In the Valley of Elah," "Rendition" and "Redacted" -- which preach moral equivalence and advocate surrender, that disrespect the military and their mission, that seem unable to distinguish the difference between America and Islamo-fascism, have bombed more spectacularly than Operation Shock and Awe ...
    Perhaps that's when Hollywood conservatives will be able to take off their masks and speak plainly in the light of day.

    http://online.wsj.com/article_print/SB121694247343482821.html

    For the record, I love Batman but am completely against Bushism.

    What are your thoughts??
    Sorry about the confusion - there is no punchline. Just wanted some well thought out responses - thats why I didn't place this in the entertainment section. Any views on the correlation between Batman and Bush? Is the camparison shallow and basic or in-depth and complex? Accurate or false? Anything at all?
    Simply amazing John R.
    Thank you for actually trying, especially with such a well thought out answer. It seems to be that Gothamites have had to make similar decisions to the American people.

    Yes there were problems with crime (terror) and yes, admittedly, you helped us through a rough time. But now, because of your actions, we have escalation and, whether we want it or not, we're kind of stuck with you. Thanks for taking it upon yourself to look into our best interests.

    I agree with you that a key difference is Batman's limits as opposed to Bush's lack there-of. Another difference that you may have missed is Batman's willingness to get his own hands dirty, as opposed to a man who has repeatedly proven that he would rather tell others what to do than do it himself. I may be a jerk though, I suppose he did serve in the Texas Air National Guard.

    • ANSWER:
      I also noticed the similarity between Batman and Bushism when I saw the movie last night.

      ***SPOILER-ALERT*** Batman is willing to torture - he drops a mobster from a 2nd story fire escape and he pounds the Joker's head repeatedly against the wall. (strangely, given the breadth of his knowledge, Batman knows nothing of water-boarding). He has no respect for subpoenas or international boarders, and he's willing to invade the whole city's privacy.

      But Bush goes farther than Batman into the dark side. Batman believes in courts and a fair trial, and all that goes with that such as a presupposition of innocence, rules of evidence, the right to appeal, etc. Bush clearly does not; hence Gitmo and the kangaroo courts. Batman never kills - he leaves every criminal alive for the justice system to try; Bush is quite willing to accept collateral damage (as long as they're not American voters). And when Batman invades privacy, it's a one-time event with the control and destruction of the system left in the hands of a privacy advocate. Bush, on the other hand, is a repeat privacy invader with no apparent limits on the use of ill-gotten information.

      Where Batman and Bush agree is in the need to lie to the public. They both agree that we can't handle the truth, that we need lies to sustain our courage. ***END-SPOILERS***

      So in answer to the question, I would say No, Bush is not Batman. Batman is constructed as a lesson to Bush to show that you can limit your incursions on the Dark Side and still capture the criminals.

      My own view is still different. I see the United States as a grand experiment. The experiment addresses the question: Is it possible to build a society and system of government where the government must trust the citizens rather than the reverse?

      Both Batman and Bush essentially answer "No." Both Batman and Bush believe that safety is more important than freedom, and they ask us to trust them that they won't trample the laws too badly; that they'll leave us the illusion of a nation where law is paramount.

      Freedom is not the safest way to live. It has its costs and it has its risks. And maybe Americans no longer want to live with those risks. Maybe we're willing to give up our privacy and the protections of search warrants and the court system in certain cases.

      But it should be a topic of public debate! The question should be asked! Citizens should vote on how they want to trade off freedom versus security. And the public deserves to know the truth. That's where I differ most from Bush and Batman. The public needs to know the truth. Otherwise we're living in another form of nanny state where the leader always knows best and can discount the opinion of the public because they don't know the truth. And if we the people decide to alter the trade-off between freedom and security, it should be done in full possession of the facts - not via secret presidential directives.


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