Rachel Getting Married didn’t do too well in the UK. I watched it in my favourite cinema, early 2009, possibly one of the few thousand people who paid money to see the drama while it still had a theatrical run. Well acted on the part of Anne Hathaway, it featured the kind of fantasy wedding that would have me hemorrhaging sanity at all of the mawkish-sentimentality and unreal collection of guests. The groom marrying the eponymous Rachel, is played by Tunde Adebimpe. Upon seeing him, my mind flashed-back to an earlier film of his, the 2001 film Jump Tomorrow.
Does Guy Ritchie’s Geezers with Guns style make this Sherlock Holmes film memorable or forgettable? Having read some of the stories and seeing numerous interpretations of Holmes and Watson (including a Chinese martial-arts display), I have to say that the film is better than I’d expected. Solidly built, it is the central performances that engage.
Hollywood has done it again. Why make a Halo movie? Avatar and District 9 came, saw, conquered. Fallout 3? Forget it, The Book of Eli got there first. From the first shot to the last, this is what the world of Fallout 3 would look like in movie form and do you know what? I like it.
Just came across this article on the BBC News website:
My first encounter was a BBC 4 screening of L’Anglaise et le duc which resulted in me buying the book (all in French). A great film-maker and a loss to us all.
This is the first of a sequence of posts in which I will give a quick review of a website I found useful for studying Japanese. Some of these are purely about informing people about the history, others are about testing. At the end of this sequence of posts I’ll try and summarise what I’ve found.