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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Review
cinemablend.com ^ | 4/28/2005 | Joshua Tyler

Posted on 04/28/2005 10:44:46 AM PDT by js1138

Starring: Martin Freeman, Sam Rockwell, Mos Def, Zooey Deschanel, Bill Nighy, Anna Chancellor, John Malkovich, Warwick Davis, Alan Rickman (voice), Stephen Fry (voice)

It opens with a perfectly choreographed dolphin musical number, and ends with the disembodied head of deceased author Douglas Adams. This is the long awaited adaptation of his novel, “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy,” and as the dolphins flawlessly perform their rendition of “So Long and Thanks for All the Fish” you’ll realize you’re in for one hell of a ride. Don’t panic. It only gets a little weirder.

(Excerpt) Read more at cinemablend.com ...


TOPICS: TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: 1solongconstantine; 2andthanx4allthefish; 42; galaxy; guide; hitchhiker; hitchhikersguide; moviereview; movies; scifi
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1 posted on 04/28/2005 10:44:53 AM PDT by js1138
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To: js1138

So, what is this doing in News/Activism?


2 posted on 04/28/2005 10:49:17 AM PDT by Houmatt (Another dead child in Florida! When are we gonna stand up and say, "Enough!")
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To: Houmatt

Not a big fan eh?


3 posted on 04/28/2005 10:50:54 AM PDT by OSHA (Lib Memo: God has grown and regrets His past intolerance. Please revise your Scriptures accordingly.)
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To: OSHA

That's not news either.


4 posted on 04/28/2005 10:51:42 AM PDT by js1138 (e unum pluribus)
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To: JenB; marajade; ValenB4; mikrofon; filbert; bentfeather; Brett66; eccentric; melbell; Tolik; ...
Never read the book.. Will wait till it comes out on Cable..


5 posted on 04/28/2005 10:53:54 AM PDT by KevinDavis (Let the meek inherit the Earth, the rest of us will explore the stars!)
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To: js1138

I will see it...Ive seen everything except Farenheit 911...and some day I will probably rent that


6 posted on 04/28/2005 10:54:13 AM PDT by woofie (I am so not kidding.)
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To: js1138

Don't panic.


7 posted on 04/28/2005 10:54:27 AM PDT by Samwise (We apologize for the inconvenience.)
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To: KevinDavis

I've got my towel.


8 posted on 04/28/2005 10:55:14 AM PDT by Samwise (We apologize for the inconvenience.)
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To: js1138

LOL


9 posted on 04/28/2005 10:55:36 AM PDT by OSHA (Lib Memo: God has grown and regrets His past intolerance. Please revise your Scriptures accordingly.)
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To: Samwise

I have 42 towels.


10 posted on 04/28/2005 10:57:16 AM PDT by MeanWestTexan
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To: Samwise

Yes, something to make me want to go to the movies for the first time in over a year!


11 posted on 04/28/2005 10:57:33 AM PDT by Knitting A Conundrum (Act Justly, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly With God Micah 6:8)
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To: OSHA
not a big fan of what? posting non news items in news/activism?

I did that once, and I got my a$$ chewed out for doing it.

12 posted on 04/28/2005 11:00:32 AM PDT by Houmatt (Another dead child in Florida! When are we gonna stand up and say, "Enough!")
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To: stremba; Junior; Liberal Classic

Hitchhiker ping.


13 posted on 04/28/2005 11:01:12 AM PDT by js1138 (e unum pluribus)
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To: Vroomfondel

We demand rigidly defined areas of doubt and uncertainty ping!


14 posted on 04/28/2005 11:04:30 AM PDT by Liberal Classic (No better friend, no worse enemy. Semper Fi.)
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To: Houmatt; js1138
I did that once, and I got my a$$ chewed out for doing it.

Proof you're not an "Alpha FReeper" yet?

15 posted on 04/28/2005 11:05:34 AM PDT by ASA Vet (There are no extinct animals.)
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To: Houmatt
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This is big big news for us activists who have been waiting for years to see Arthur Dent and Ford Prefect learn the answer to the most important questions othe universe and all that

 

 

16 posted on 04/28/2005 11:06:00 AM PDT by bert (Hitch Hiker's Guide is coming!! April 29th!!!)
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To: Samwise

My towel has a special picante sauce and chips flavor.


17 posted on 04/28/2005 11:06:35 AM PDT by hobson
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To: Houmatt

I don't know about you, but I and the rest of the "formerly Young Republicans" crew of mine are busily arranging our schedules for what looks like considerable hilarity this weekend. After which, we will nip off to Milliways for a bite to eat...


18 posted on 04/28/2005 11:06:40 AM PDT by ssaftler (Screw politics, it's baseball season!!!)
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To: js1138

I think it's very fitting that the movie is opening while I'm 42.


19 posted on 04/28/2005 11:07:10 AM PDT by Squawk 8888 (End dependence on foreign oil- put a Slowpoke in your basement)
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To: bert

I thought we were waiting to hear the question to the most important answer.


20 posted on 04/28/2005 11:07:45 AM PDT by js1138 (e unum pluribus)
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To: KevinDavis
Never read the book.. Will wait till it comes out on Cable..

Ditto for me!

21 posted on 04/28/2005 11:08:34 AM PDT by FourtySeven (47)
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To: ASA Vet
Proof you're not an "Alpha FReeper" yet?

ROFL!

22 posted on 04/28/2005 11:09:20 AM PDT by adaven (umop ep!sdn)
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To: js1138

Looking forward to seeing this, I've watched the UK series and enjoyed it.


23 posted on 04/28/2005 11:10:03 AM PDT by Brett66 (W1 W1 W1 W1 W1 W1 W1 W1)
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To: ssaftler

Be sure to meet the dish of the day.


24 posted on 04/28/2005 11:10:44 AM PDT by Slainte
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To: bert

Dude, you can see that anytime you want. Surely you are aware of the television programme that was produced in the early 80s? It's available on VHS and DVD.


25 posted on 04/28/2005 11:10:44 AM PDT by Houmatt (Another dead child in Florida! When are we gonna stand up and say, "Enough!")
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To: ssaftler

see post #25


26 posted on 04/28/2005 11:11:35 AM PDT by Houmatt (Another dead child in Florida! When are we gonna stand up and say, "Enough!")
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To: FourtySeven; KevinDavis

I highly recommend the book first--especially if you enjoy British humor.


27 posted on 04/28/2005 11:11:49 AM PDT by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: js1138
Have towel, ready to hitch...

Cheers,

CSG

28 posted on 04/28/2005 11:11:49 AM PDT by CompSciGuy ("At 20 years of age the will reigns, at 30 the wit, at 40 the judgment." -- Ben Franklin)
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To: Houmatt
You are right. This isn't news.

This is news.

29 posted on 04/28/2005 11:12:16 AM PDT by js1138 (e unum pluribus)
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To: Houmatt

not the place to find consistency and fairness.


30 posted on 04/28/2005 11:12:17 AM PDT by bigsigh
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To: woofie

I have read all the books many times over. One of my favorites of all time. If you have not read them, do it.


31 posted on 04/28/2005 11:12:37 AM PDT by Holicheese (How many more must die Mister Speaker.)
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To: Squawk 8888

Many believe the answer is 42, but the literal text answer to the ultimate question is written as forty-two which many interpret as 38.


32 posted on 04/28/2005 11:12:43 AM PDT by bert (Hitch Hiker's Guide is coming!! April 29th!!!)
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To: bert
oops.....

Many believe the answer is 42, but the literal text answer to the ultimate question is written as forty-two which many interpret as 38


33 posted on 04/28/2005 11:14:26 AM PDT by bert (Hitch Hiker's Guide is coming!! April 29th!!!)
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To: bert

However, watching Letterman the other night they had one of the actors on. They showed a scene that I do not remember from the book. Too many people in the scene and no sign of Trillian. Marvin needed to be a little bit bigger. And Zaphod Beeblebrox better have two heads as well. Of course that's just IMHO.


34 posted on 04/28/2005 11:15:23 AM PDT by billbears (Deo Vindice)
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To: Brett66

I remember the UK series too... :)
Fun watching!


35 posted on 04/28/2005 11:15:50 AM PDT by najida (I wish I had Tina Turner's legs, Ann Coulter's brains and Paris Hilton's credit cards.)
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To: js1138

Zooey Deschanel!!!!!!

heart heart heart heart heart Trillian


On another note, what do you get if you multiply six times nine?


36 posted on 04/28/2005 11:17:10 AM PDT by BaBaStooey
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To: bert

The author himself merely channeled both the ultimate answer and the ultimate question, without understanding the significance of either.

He claimed to be unaware that the ultimate question: "What do you get when you multiply six by nine," does equal 42 in base 13.

Proof that God has thirteen fingers.


37 posted on 04/28/2005 11:17:37 AM PDT by js1138 (e unum pluribus)
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To: billbears
And Zaphod Beeblebrox better have two heads as well.

He does, but unlike the BBC production, his second head is under the chin of his original head. He flips his head back like opening a cigarette lighter, and up pops the second.

38 posted on 04/28/2005 11:17:58 AM PDT by Kenny Bunkport
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To: Houmatt

Who cares?


39 posted on 04/28/2005 11:18:27 AM PDT by Kenny Bunkport
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To: Kenny Bunkport

He does have a second head, but it is often hidden.


40 posted on 04/28/2005 11:19:47 AM PDT by MeanWestTexan
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To: BaBaStooey

41 posted on 04/28/2005 11:21:54 AM PDT by BaBaStooey
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To: bert

42


42 posted on 04/28/2005 11:22:52 AM PDT by Kenny Bunkport
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To: woofie

get it off the net. don't let him have any of your money. you could probably find Fahrenheit 911 and FahrenHYPE 911 both online to download.


43 posted on 04/28/2005 11:23:01 AM PDT by timtoews5292004
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To: js1138
As is so often true in big Hollywood films, the love story simply doesn’t fit.

Must be unfamiliar territory for most screenwriters. They've heard about it, but...

44 posted on 04/28/2005 11:24:31 AM PDT by siunevada
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To: billbears

he DOES have two heads. One of them busts out from his chest.


45 posted on 04/28/2005 11:24:38 AM PDT by timtoews5292004
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To: bert
...learn the answer to the most important questions othe universe and all that

That would be life, the universe and everything.

46 posted on 04/28/2005 11:24:40 AM PDT by dware (Go then. There are other worlds than these.)
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To: hobson

"My towel has a special picante sauce and chips flavor."

Sounds delicious. You should try it with a Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster.

If you don't have any of that Old Janx Spirit (or have adverse reactions to Benzene in large concentrations, you can try the Terran version. To explain, the original recipe is:

Take the juice from one bottle of that Ol' Janx Spirit.

Pour into it one measure of water from the seas of Santraginus V.

Allow three cubes of Arcturan Mega-gin to melt into the mixture (it must be properly iced or the benzine is lost).

Allow four litres of Fallian marsh gas to bubble through it (in memory of all those happy Hikers who have died of pleasure in the Marshes of Fallia).

Over the back of a silver spoon float a measure of Qualactin Hypermint extract, redolent of all the heady odours of the dark Qualactin Zones; subtle sweet and mystic.

Drop in the tooth of an Algolian Suntiger. Watch it dissolve, spreading the fires of the Algolian Suns deep into the heart of the drink.

Sprinkle Zamphour.

Douglas Adams actually made the following version:

Strong white rum, kept in the freezer.
Cheap, fizzy, cider (or 7-UP)
Cubes of strong gin, previously made in the freezer ice tray.
Some form of mint liqueur for flavour, aroma and colour.
Lemon oil - not too much. (or several lemon twists)
A dash of green Tabasco.
A sprinkle of cinnamon.
An olive, to serve.

I have had one; it is quite good.


47 posted on 04/28/2005 11:26:13 AM PDT by MeanWestTexan
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To: Samwise

Mostly harmless.


48 posted on 04/28/2005 11:28:35 AM PDT by frgoff
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To: js1138

OMG ROTFLOL!!!


49 posted on 04/28/2005 11:30:25 AM PDT by Soaring Feather
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To: timtoews5292004

Interesting. Even before I saw the BBC series on TV, not exactly how I pictured it. Don't think Adams did either in the book did he?


50 posted on 04/28/2005 11:31:05 AM PDT by billbears (Deo Vindice)
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