The Boat That Rocked, the latest directorial effort from Richard Curtis (Love, Actually) never looked like a stone cold comedy classic, but it has such a fun cast (Nick Frost, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Bill Nighy, Kenneth Branagh, Rhys Ifans) that it should have been a good time, at least. But reviews overseas, where the film has already been in release, have been fairly bad. Many focused on the length (129 minutes, ambitious for a comedy) and so the film may be cut by as much as 20 minutes as it moves from Universal to subsidiary Focus Features for distribution in the States. Read More »

The Boat That Rocked Three Minute Clip


In my day job as a teacher of film (and, I must admit, other media – when I have to) I’m privy to some nice mail outs from the British Film Education council. Today brought me a DVD Rom carrying a series of classroom exercises built around Richard Curtis‘ upcoming The Boat That Rocked.

Amongst the fully entertaining and interesting video material contained upon the shiny disc, I found a nice and juicy three minute clip from the film. How could I resist sharing it via /Film? You’ll be able to find it below the break.

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Academy Award’s 2009 Movie Preview

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During the credits of the 81st Academy Awards, video clips were shown for many of the films that will hit theaters in 2009. You might have turned off the television after Slumdog Millionaire won Best Picture and missed everything. Or maybe you just want to see the awesome Terminator Salvation footage or the first look at Public Enemiess again. If so, don’t worry, we have the whole 3-minute clip embedded after the jump.

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