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Wednesday 17 October 2012, 09:09

Simon Mayo Simon Mayo Presenter

This morning I bring you greetings from the Odeon Leicester Square in London's glittering West End, rubbing shoulders with the waifs and strays of the film critic world. It's the London Film Festival and movies are pouring out of every cinematic orifice. Today it's Argo starring Ben Affleck and all I know is that much is expected and the reviews are great. I will report back. Meantime I must push and jostle and see if I can sit next to Mark Lawson.
Yesterday's school trip was notable for a) travelling on the oldest rolling stock in England. Casey Jones would have complained and b) meeting a top pupil who was named after a Star Trek character.
Today it's the return of Miranda Hart to the show and since her last appearance she has picked up a Bafta nomination for best supporting actress in Call The Midwife at the 2012 BAFTA awards and got another series of Miranda underway. Her book intends to be a life manual of assorted disasters and what to do about them. Some of them are hers and some are her from her twitter followers and all are dealt with in a very Miranda-esque way. More at 6.
And how about MIRANDA oldies please? It'll be (altogether) such fun!
Have a nutritious and healthy-option based Wednesday, see you after 5.

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    Morning all

    I'm actually going to the cinema today. This will be the first time (I think) since the annual family Boxing Day outing to see that year's Peter Jackson movie which we did through the LOTR trilogy and King Kong.

    Today - Led Zeppelin's Celebration Day. And then the Bond movie on Friday next week. 5 stars in the Times so I was tempted. And it must be better than Quantum of Solace which was garbage.

    Was surprised at how pricey it now is. A whole tenner for Zep if you don't book on-line, and £9.10 I think for standard 2D showings before the discount. I'm sure it was only about £6 last time I went :-)

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    Comment number 2.

    Morning all

    #2 Ken - yes, it does seem pricey these days. In Germany a standard ticket only costs between €6 and €9. And I mean for a current film in a big cinema in Munich or Hamburg. I know if it was cheaper here, I'd go a lot more.

    Anyway, better go and put my Miranda thinking cap on.....

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    Comment number 3.

    Good Morning Simon and Blog Friends

    Enjoy the cinema Ken!

    STAND AND DELIVER - ADAM ANT

    FUNNY GIRL - BARBARA STREISAND

    HONKY TONK WOMAN - ROLLING STONES

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    Comment number 4.

    Goodness, this is a hard theme today!

    I I I I I I LIKE YOU VERY MUCH - CARMEN MIRANDA!

    PRETTY WOMAN - ROY ORBISON

    CAN'T SMILE WITHOUT YOU - BARRY MANILO

    NOBODY DOES IT BETTER - CARLY SIMON

    and did Miranda not do something on the radio with her mum?

    DOES YOUR MOTHER KNOW - ABBA

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    Comment number 5.

    Your Lordship, team, NYM and technicolor bloggers,

    Did I ever mention that I went to the recording of the "psychiatrist" episode of Miranda? (Shut up man, you've told us that story before). Yes, it was very funny.

    His secret soft rock song paused on the CD player was:

    ALONE - Heart

    Of course, the obvious one would be:

    PROUD - Heather Small

    But I'll also go for:

    IS SHE REALLY GOING OUT HIM? - Joe Jackson

    MISFIT - Curiosity Killed The Cat

 

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