biggelois: (Hoodie!Simon)
Today it's time to get my shallow on again. I'm taking son to see Sherlock Holmes. Daughter and her friends are going to see Twilight. I can foresee lots and lots of screaming and crying afterwards. One friend is coming home with us to spend the night. Imagine the shrieks that will echo through my house.

But I'm going to watch this:

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Heheheeee! I think it's the gloves, and the cane, that does it. I know, I know, shallow. Getting stuck on the obvious. But damn! It also helps that Jude Law is a fine looking specimen of a man (another obvious) One can say that there is a slight difference in cool between Dr. Watson and whathisface Sparkly!Vampire.

I tried out Sherlock the TV-series. I lasted for about 15 minutes and then I had to turn it off. Sherlock himself gave me such twinges of annoyance from the very beginning, I couldn't stand it.

I've been looking for Holmes fanfics. Why are 'they' woobifying both Holmes and Watson? 9 out of 10 fics had either of them crying or breaking down. Why? Until I figure that one out, I'm staying the heck away from all and any fiction.

Speaking of Robert Downey Jr; I saw Tropic Thunder the other day. That film has so many wrongs I don't know where to begin. I love it. Seriously. It's brilliant.
Anyhow; in the beginning they are showing off the 'actors'. Downey's character has played a naughty monk. With naghty monk Tobey McGuire. The scene is so over the top and ridiculous. But those two, Downey and McGuire, they sure can send some heated looks. The scene wasn't so ridiculous after all. Or maybe it is. Whatever! You know I'm shallow. It's an artform, I'll have you know, to be this shallow.

Satan's Alley. I don't know how to embedd the bleddy thing. Follow the link

Talk about getting sidetracked. Save me, Barry!

Bunraku!

Oct. 9th, 2011 11:12 am
biggelois: (coffee2)
I have to say I'm a bit surprised. I did not think I would get so caught up. Once again the depth of my shallowness has been proved. I like violence on film. Pointless, elegant, brutal violence. I can't say that I got much of the plot. I don't think there was much of a plot to begin with. It's a handsome film though.

...I don't know what to say, listless Sunday is still listless and my brain is not working. Have a couple of pictures instead.


Killer No. 2
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Who would have thunk that Gackt would grow up so nicely.
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biggelois: (Priest1)
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This is just a confirmation on how shallow I am. I watched the film Priest the other day. It's a vamp flick.Since this may be spoilery and holds pictures (Yay) you can find it under here. With pictures! (Yay) )

This film is probably ranked as a C, at the most a B, movie. The plot; abusive church, vamps, dystopia. They all make for a really, really bad film. It's not. Seriously. Priest managed to hit each and every spot right. Paul Bettany's low, half-growling voice, the utter sadness in his pretty, pretty eyes, his unbelievable capacity of kicking ass...Not to mention the cloak, the boots, the ridiculous bike...His refusal to acknowledge anything that benefits himself, but puts everybody and their bastard dogs before himself...
They have stolen settings and monsters like whoa from other films. The city is from Blade Runner, the bikes and the wasteland is pure Final Fantasy, they've crammed in the Pinky-monster from Doom 3. I bet there are many more, but I got so hooked on the film I didn't bother to count.

All in all, even if I've been coming off as sarcastic here, this is a fabulous film. If you like Lonely!Hero films that is. Perhaps I am too shallow to be allowed outside these days but everything don't have to be so serious. To quote Fallen!Brother; "If you don't sin, you don't have any fun." I love it.

And Paul Bettany; I love 'you'!

Pray tell

Apr. 2nd, 2011 03:04 pm
biggelois: (trex)
Why is it necessary with American remakes of Swedish films? Can't the American audience watch films in another language and setting than American?

I'm just back from the pictures, daugther and her friends have seen that Justin Bieber film. "The best film ever'!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" If you ask them, that is. I'm having my doubts though.

Anyway, I saw 'Let me in', remake of a Swedish vampire film, based on the book 'Let the right one in' by John Ajvide Lindqvist. It was the same film as the original, dialogue, setting, scenes, the lot. Why the trouble of making a new version? Same goes for The Girl with the Dragon tattoo. They're even making that one in Stockholm, same places as the Swedish original.

Back to order;  the film was rubbish, just as the original was. But that's not the point. Why the remakes? This bothers me, or maybe irritates is a better fitting word. I still remember what HW did to the brilliant French film Nikita. That! was scary.

Subtexts! Why don't  you have them?

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