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Film Review: Cowboys & Aliens (2011)
Cowboys & Aliens (2011). Directed by Jon Favreau. The story starts with a man (Daniel Craig) waking up in the desert. He has a wound in his side, and a peculiar machine on his wrist. Three bandits approach the man on horseback, but before they have a chance to capture him he manages to counter-attack and kill them all. It takes a fair while for Cowboys & Aliens to pick up the pace (about 1 hour and 10 minutes by my reckoning). Once it does it's a fun but unoriginal action film. All the cliché characters are there: hero, hero's gal, bad guy etc. Plus a bunch of aliens, and even some Indians, eventually. Arguably it does a better job than some Science Fiction Westerns (!) by keeping the story simple. There's more cowboys than aliens, so it's likely to appeal to those who like their Westerns but aren't turned off by the SF element. Equally anyone who likes a SF action film that's light on plot, and if they can cope with the slow start (and middle). 3/5 (Average)

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Completely off-topic

Have you looked at the Telegraph jobs website? They have 828 IT jobs advertised, the second largest sector.

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Yes, I have a job search setup with them. I get very little though compared to other sites, and it's rarely something I have the experience to do. The market seems to be very much centred around specialists at the moment, at least in the higher paying areas.

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Fair enough, just thought i'd give you a heads up as I was looking at it myself.

Re: Completely off-topic

Thanks for the tip :-)

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