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Monday Movies: Julie and Julia

This movie was much more entertaining than I thought it would be, but its main effect was to make me wish that there was a movie solely about Julia Child, with Meryl Streep playing her.

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December 14, 2009 - Posted by | Monday Movies

10 Comments

  1. I understand that yours is a common reaction.

    Comment by ben | December 14, 2009

  2. I’m really looking forward to the new Sherlock Holmes movie. The casting is close to perfect. There are a number of directions they could have chosen, but you can’t argue with casting a coke fiend as Holmes and a blond bimbo as Watson. Although, I’m not so pleased with Rachel McAdams as Adler — I think that Rachel Weisz, or even Olivia Williams, would have been a better choice.

    Comment by jms | December 14, 2009

  3. Every time I see a trailer for the new Sherlock Holmes film, I’m surprised to find at the end that the actor playing Holmes isn’t Jason Statham. The film definitely seems to be following the explosion/double entendre/oiled chest formula that Statham has made his own.

    Comment by voyou | December 14, 2009

  4. I imagine I will see the new Sherlock Holmes movie, eventually, at some point, when it’s out on video and someone else rents it.

    Comment by stras | December 14, 2009

  5. I haven’t seen any previews, but I’m imagining that they do that “quick cut action scenes accompanied by jungle drums and concluding with a scream” motif, then there’s a beat of silence and Holmes says, “You see, the curious incident is that the dog — didn’t bark!”

    Comment by Adam Kotsko | December 14, 2009

  6. The film definitely seems to be following the explosion/double entendre/oiled chest formula

    “quick cut action scenes accompanied by jungle drums and concluding with a scream” motif, then there’s a beat of silence and Holmes says, “You see, the curious incident is that the dog — didn’t bark!”

    Seriously. I can’t wait!

    Comment by jms | December 14, 2009

  7. The Sherlock Holmes movie looks rather trashy.

    Comment by ben | December 14, 2009

  8. Everything is better with Jason Statham. I’ve explained this principle at length on this very blog.

    Comment by Craig | December 14, 2009

  9. The Hound of the Baskervilles
    Sherlock Holmes & Dr. Watson
    i hope Jms will like them

    Comment by read | December 14, 2009

  10. 8 is argued canonically by Patton Oswalt.

    Comment by K-sky | December 15, 2009


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