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#50- Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

#100- Black Swan

#200- Mysteries of Lisbon

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Monday, July 23, 2012

District 13: Ultimatum

District 13: Ultimatum 

Writer: Luc Besson
Director: Patric Allessandrin
Starring: Cyril Raffaelli, David Belle, Philippe Torreton
District 13 is in danger of a nefarious plot by developers.  Eventually people become physically violent in their support of or opposition that.

P.S. The Prime Minister is actually not evil.
The Woman
super shme! i don't remember much from the first one, but i remember i enjoyed it. this was a pretty big waste of time. the plot took way too long to come together. it was dumb. the bald cop guy was oozing with arrogance vibe. his poo is so super awesome it smells of manly XTREME things.

don't watch this. it ain't worth it. the 2 or 3 fight scenes don't save it. this movie tried too hard. it's gotta seem effortless, and i should not be able to smell the brand of douche of the lead.

Yeah, shmeh is accurate.  This was like an hour of setup for 30 minutes of action.  I really didn't care about the (shockingly similar to last time) politics of the country. Nor did I care about the inter-gang goings-on.  I just wanted to watch that one dude jump from the sides of buildings and that other dude drive cars dangerously and blow shit up.  Why do they have to do this?

Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes (2009)

Writer: Michael Robert Johnson, Anthony Peckham, Simon Kinberg (all screenplay), Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (characters)
Director: Guy Ritchie (sigh or growl)
Starring: Robert Downey Jr, Jude Law

sherlock holmes and the case of the black magic man.

I really thought I'd done this one.  I was annoyed by the style, yes.  But not the plotting or the mystery itself.  I expected it to be worse and more annoying than it turned out to be.  Even with their affectations they have good chemistry, and that helped to gloss over a lot of the nonsense.

As a youngster, I'd read all the Holmes stories; and this certainly takes its liberties with the substance.  A lot of those liberties make sense, and not only because it's Guy Ritchie and he has to do his stupid violent shit.  There have been enough (good) closer tellings of the Holmes tales.

That begs the question, "Was this truly necessary?"  The answer to that question is a resounding, "Of course not!" But it could have been a lot worse.

The Woman
i didn't mind this one. moster was annoyed throughout, but i found it interesting and entertaining, which is what it's all about, right? law and downey have really good chemistry. so yeah. entertaining. that hasn't happened in awhile. content to sit and watch a movie. the direction, as i'm sure moster will point out as he was very vocal about it from the couch, was a bit over the top at times. but i don't care. i'm not going to poop on this one. i liked it. and rachel mcadams usually annoys me, but i could overlook her in this one. it's the while katie holmes issue in batman begins. i'll just ignore it.

on a side note: i did make the connection, perhaps finally,  between sherlock holmes and house. come on. seriously. homes and house. watson and wilson. moster pointed out even the addiction part of it. geez louise. it was the banter between the two leads that did it for me. i've heard the same antics come out of the tv when tuned to fox. that was when house was good. when it was about the case and the mystery of the patient and not just constant philosophical discussion and psychiatric analysis of the main characters.