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Thursday 7 January 2010, 13:42

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My encomium to the unlikely eventuality of a good movie from the former purveyor of Lock, Stock, Snatch, Revolver and RocknRoll has provoked nothing less than a torrent of comment from your good selves.

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    Comment number 1.

    Might as well post here as anywhere else.

    Dear Dr Kermode,

    Now that Jonathan Ross has decided to quit the BBC, is there any chance we may see you helming Film 2010 on BBC1 next year? Personally I've rarely been able to revisit what used to be one of my favourite programmes since Barry Norman was clumsily and pointlessly retired. Be nice to have some pith and insight back instead of Rosso's peculiarly shallow brand of filmic soft soap. Plus one always ends up waiting for him to drop a double-entendre bomb.

    Keep up the good work, natch.


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    Comment number 2.

    Poor old Mark. Lucky your skin is as thick as your quiff. I thought Sherlock Holmes was great fun but I was the only one laughing in the cinema.

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    Comment number 3.

    If you take up the Film 2010 residency change the flippin' format. The review to camera is so mind-numbingly dull; get someone in to argue with, someone who really understands film. (not Mayo)

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    Comment number 4.

    I liked it but I do wonder if it wasn't a cynical stab at an Oscar by releasing at this time in the awards season.

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    Comment number 5.

    OK when are we going to see you hosting BBC1's Film Programme, now that Wossie has gone? I'd start watching it again if you were in the chair. I may not agree with all your views, but you know your stuff, make good telly and interact with the punters. Oh and you're not gratuitously filthy or as irritating as Jon boy.

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    Comment number 6.

    Dr Mark, forget all this nonsense, there’s only one question on everyone’s lips this afternoon.

    You are the UK's leading film critic ™.

    ‘Film 2010’ (2011, 2012 etc) is the UK’s favourite film review programme (I’m not including ‘Film 24’ as it’s not a programme as such).

    The presenting job has just become available.

    So, the question is…

    …will you be asking for £18 million over the next three years?

    Steve W




    BLOODY HELL! The kids moaning prevented me from writing this question as quickly as I would otherwise have done, and someone else has got there first.

    SW

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    Comment number 7.

    What did Guy Ritchie say or do that prompted At Home with my Guy? Did he offer freebies, spondoolies, invitations to his manor house, or worse?

    Love your blog!

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    Comment number 8.

    The campaign has already started on BookFace.

    http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=263323440038&ref=mf

    You know it makes sense for the UK's premier film critic to present what ought to be a premier piece of cultural output by the BBC. We all know it. But does Mark Thompson know it?

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    Comment number 9.

    In the aftermath of the successful hate campaign by the tabloids, I'm hopeful the silver lining will be a proper film critic taking over Film 2010. Although I agree with your views less often than those of Barry Norman I have my fingers crossed for you.

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    Comment number 10.

    dont be so ard on the doc. cant we all get along as its only a short life. im only 13 and i already feel like an old man. lets wait for the king to get on film 2010 to do some real proper reviews.

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    Comment number 11.

    I dunno, I didnt mind that little skit so much. I mean it wasnt good, but it wasnt overly terrible. Just like (and I know i'l probably get a lot of abuse for this) The Transformers films.

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    Comment number 12.

    Well, you did get slated, but I was only being honest(and I assume the others were too). And I'd rather be truthful than be a sycophant. At least you don't seem personally hurt by the comments and still said at the end something along the lines of 'You're wrong, toodles!' :D

    If by any chance it's all a bravado, there's Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs coming out on DVD this month to help you feel-good again.

    To add to the other topic of discussion - I'd be delighted if you presented The Film Programme too.

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    Comment number 13.

    I personally though that video was absolutely hilarious.

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    Comment number 14.

    agree Kermode would be great on film 2010, it would be great to have somebody who had knowlage and an opinon.

    we need to start and lobby the BBC any idea who we write to

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    Comment number 15.

    I too think that Dr K would be a good choice for Film 2010. However as it is currently, it would need a change in format. We still need those rantathons that Kermode is famous for, but I fear that Film 2010 will not be that sort of a programme.

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    Comment number 16.

    'Opinions are like a**holes', my dad used to say, 'cause everybody has one.'

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    Comment number 17.

    I quite liked it.

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    Comment number 18.

    correct...Dr. Max Headroom for Film 2010!...

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    Comment number 19.

    Good on you, Mark! And I'm another one hoping you might be let loose on Film 2010. I might start watching it again if that happened. Sadly, I doubt your paymasters at the BEEB have either the imagination or the wit to invite you to take the reins. Alas.

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    Comment number 20.

    Have you seen what's coming out this year?

    This looks like the year of the Cage. Nic Cage, your favourite actor of all time, is in no less than 3 potentially bad movies!

    The Sorcerer's Apprentice, is a a live action re-imagining of the Sorcerer's Apprentice segment in Disney's Fantasia, Nic Cage and his young apprentice protect the city of New York from lots of exploding CGI effects.

    Kick-Ass, is about an 11 year old vigilante that swears alot (says the C word in the unrated trailer), whilst killing bad guys in a very violent Matrix slo mow way, and Nic plays her vigilante father.

    Season of the Witch, Nic plays a 14th century Crusader, who transports an accused witch to a remote abbey to perform a ritual to end the plague that's devastated the country, and all CGI hell breaks loose.

    I will be looking forward to your rants on all three films this year.

 

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