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We are all worms, but I believe I am a glow-worm. -Winston Churchill

Shadowy Games

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

Last night, my friend and I took a trip to the theatre to see the new Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows. It was as I excpected: superb, and although lacking that tasteful seasoning of sherlock that was so much in the last movie, I enjoyed it as much as I expected I would and is definitely worth the watch.

I love that theme music dont you?

And the whole movie I felt something tapping me on my shoulder and ah ha! I figured out what it was. I found a match! A pair! I was so happy to have seen it.. these two could really be sisters..

Noomi Rapace, playing Madam Simza Heron in Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

Toian Bellisario, playing Spencer Hastings in ABC's Pretty Little Liars

I think its rather ironic myself… but please, tell me Im not the only one who sees it!

So, yes, Sherlock Holmes, although told to us by Fandango is rated So-So, I have to disagree. Its rather enjoyable and just as whitty as the last. Sequels tend to have negative effect, and being truthful, yes this one could go either way, but I think its had a more positive effect in light of the first. Its a different feel, because of the different plot, but I absolutely loved it.

Another look alike pair! Father and son?

Steve Jobs

Ashton Kutcher

And as I was looking for pictures online I saw that I was not the only one who noticed this.. Conspiracy? But really look how much they look alike. Its a little scary.

More Movies to See!:

1. J Edgar [with Leonardo Dicaprio], 2. The Girl With The Dragon Tatoo [with Rooney Mara], 3. Mission Impossible [with Tom Cuise], 4. The Hunger Games (When it comes out!)[with Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson], 5. A Separation, 6. The Iron Lady [With Meryl Streep], 7. The Woman in Black (when it comes out!) [with Daniel Radcliffe]

*Not in any particular order.

J. Edgar

1. Leonardo Dicaprio as J Edgar Hoover

2. Rooney Mara as Lisbeth Salander in The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

3. Tom Cruise in Mission Impossible

4. Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss in The Hunger Games

5. Nadar and Simin in A Seperation

6. Meryl Streep as The Iron Lady

7. Daniel Radcliffe in The Woman In Black

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TVs Today

Ive been watching so many movies lately that I’ve yet to post some of my favorite shows I bubble over about all the time. One that I bought today at Half Priced Books (Second Season) is Smallville.

Clark Kent

Smallville

Its become one of my favorites ever since iTunes, at the beginning of season 10 this year, sprang a free deal on the Pilot! After watching it, I was immediately interested. Amazing attraction, this show has, at its classic like quality and spearing relation to the classic comic book hero.

So as you know Im officially on Season two and not all is well in Smallville… but I have no doubt Clark will straighten things out. But I will leave the rest to either your imagination or your time you will hopefully spend finding your enjoyment in this show.

Another show that I’ve really dug my heels into is Fringe- the so called drama-scifi show of the year. Its quite the journey, let me tell you, and I highly recommend it. I just finished Season 1 and man Im craving season two! But I have to take one show at a time, although Its hard not to constantly spend my seemingly never ending day watching both. Again this whole love for

Lovely show...

Fringe started with the adaption of another season and so iTunes released the free Pilot. I snatched it up, faintly interested at the time, but now I must admit its grown into my dreams and day dreaming. Olivia Dunham, FBI agent, on the root of strange happenings all across America (and the world?). With rebellious and full of character, Peter Bishop babysitting his Einstein-like-father, Walter Bishop- the trio explore their own ‘Fringe’ division of the FBI headed up by Broyles.

Lovely show...

The thing I really like about this show, is the dynamic. The characters make the cituations hilarious yet nerving at the same time. I jump out of my chair from itching skin sometimes and yet looking down the road (yes, I let Wikipedia cheat me out of my future relationship with the show…) I cant imagine how they are going to get to where they are now (season 4). JJ Abrams is themastermind for sure, I believe it completely. (Speaking of which Super 8 is another topic for another day..  because I could go on forver!!!)

Have fun!

Sci-fi Favorite

(Left --> right) Peter, Olivia, Walter

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Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree…

Merry Christmas everyone! Its now officially the Holidays and Im getting really excited. Ive commenced a countdown with every whiteboard I come in contact with and its been a huge relief. Waiting all year can be a buzz. Well today I attended Sojourn‘s East Campus Women’s Gift Exchange and it was lovely.  The food and snacks were yummy and the gifts were so fun! People there are so creative and Im glad to see the East Campus growing like crazy! Sojourn’s idea of a Christmas Gift exchange is so genius! They have everyone bring 6 of the same item and everyone is assigned a color. The color groups take turns going in and selecting one item each round for a total of 6 rounds- so everyone ends up with 6 different gifts! Its an awesome and fun time and I enjoyed it for the second year now!

I received a  little potted plant, A mug paired with Black Christmas Tea by Celestial Seasonings Teas and homemade sugar cubes (I’ll post the recipe attached to the gift in the following post!), A little reindeer decorated glass dish, An awesome handmade bracelet (its legit, I swear), A BPA free water bottle chock full of chocolate and white mittens & finally some reindeer embroidered cozy socks! It was an enjoyable afternoon with some lovely women.

On my way home I stopped at Half Priced Books! I purchased the Second Season of Smallville, a Theatrical resource gude, and several plays for only 1$ each! I will keep you updated on my reads:

 

Speaking of which I will do so now! Recently I saw the theatrical trailer advertising the movie Sarah’s Key. And I was interested so I purchased the book! Its good so far and the topic covers an emotionally unstable subject relating to the movie and book Sophie’s Choice. I will tell you how It comes, but in the meantime check out the trailer for Sarah’s Key!

Also, Liam Neeson is coming out with a new movie soon (yay!) called The Grey. Check it out here.

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Today and Tomorrow.. (Especially when Today is Turkey Day!)

So I must, must, must be done apologizing by now for posting so darn late in the evening and never posting well… at all! Its quite a bad habit I’ve attempted to break only a few times and as you can see each time was a large bombing least of all..

But since Im up so late I might as well admit now that Im probably not meant to get much sleep at night at all! [Happy Thanksgiving by the way]

So a few movies Ive been watching lately…

Mentionable?: Twilight [newest one out in theaters] and that would be Breaking Dawn Part 1 (so Ive been told…)

I went to see it in the Cinema with my friend Annie (Shes quite a cutie- see below red head)

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and of course I was curtious and said I was very excited (which I actually was- for the record..) but did lie perhaps in the fact that I did say I quite enjoyed it (it really was very.. interesting). The only thing I think I might have received from the whole ordeal (it was $5 Tuesdays.) was the acting which was quite worthy of an applause. They were very genuine I would have believed the whole story.. If I hadn’t already seen a bit more attractive side of Robert Pattison in Water For Elephants (2 Thumbs up). So that by far does indeed end my little Rabbit Trail. NOW onto the more notable movies of my week.

THE BEACH. (Cant you just hear Rowan Atkinson from Mr. Bean’s Holiday saying that over and over in your head? I can.)

Anywho, I think It applicable to say that The Beach [Leonardo Dicaprio, Daniel York, Virginie Ledoyen, and Tilda Swinton)] was %100 on that good movie track, and does indeed receive 5 stars every watch in my book! Great way of speaking; the communication via Leo was amazing and It made me want to cry, write and think all at the same time; so I did. Captions! (VIA IMDB) Oh the 2000’s- how much I dont miss you is seen all too often.
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And moving right along…
TWO documentary-reenactment-but-fairly-good-movies did I watch this week! And I am proud to say so!
First: Downfall via Netflix- which I purchased a subscription with recently and I highly recommend!
This one was fairly good and I really enjoyed the clear amount of effort put into the whole thing. Mind you, It is a foreign film so side effects may include dreaming in German afterwards.
The plot line was clear and tear jerking. One of those that makes you really question reality. Although most of the movies I watch nowadays are.. (pictures via Picassa/Google)
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IIt truly is worthy of all those awards its winning. Truly a beautiful film based on Hitlers last 12 days on earth.
Second: The Diary of Anne Frank (2009) 
Truly a definite tear jerker, it stopped my heart but kept it beating. The sweet girl, bless her heart. Watch the thing then go on and research pictures of each of the people online and just sit there in awe. This is definitely one Id recommend. Its the most simple, innocent films Ive ever seen that made a crater sized impact on my heart as Anne Frank always does. It is all too real- and not to make the whole thing into a drama because as you can imagine the genuine reverence I have for the story, but to see it through modern eyes, this film does a lovely job of portraying this dynamic.
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Comparison Worthy? I think yes.
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Image Sweet boy, in the movie, he was..
And last but certainly not least, and most recent at that was
The Edge of Love- Keira Knightly & Cilian Murphy!
Im not going to spoil the ending as I want to so badly, but I must say, you are not disappointed. Because halfway through I was so tempted to turn the darn thing off! It was a brilliant show I say! but really it comes a point in some films where I say: Lovely picture, sweet mother, but please have some decency and have some mercy for the people watching!
But finally in the end… well It works out Ill have you know. And I have some lovely screenshots for you!! Absolute best!
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'We are all worms, but I believe I am a glow worm.'

-Winston Churchill

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