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A Week In Film #065: ‘Er Indoors’ Birthday

Master And Commander: The Far Side Of The World
Napoleonic naval war movie, with captain Russell Crowe and ship’s surgeon Paul Bettany friends with different outlooks on life. Peter Weir directs, well.

District 9
South African SF action comedy by Neill Blomkamp about crap aliens corralled into shanty towns, all Apartheid allegory and that. The mock documentary stuff at the beginning is funny, and the little eviction scenes are fantastic, but after the first half-hour it just descends into a rather boring extended chase scene that doesn’t end.