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The_Silly_Sibyl said:

Thatís a great interview. I often think about what he says on distracting yourself.



Yeah...Woody always nails it.

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Watching the movie "Enola Holmes" at this very moment.

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Magdalena said:Watching the movie "Enola Holmes" at this very moment.

Is it any good? I'm a fan of detective stories but can't decide if this is one of those or just a Disney princess caper.

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The_Silly_Sibyl said:

Is it any good? I'm a fan of detective stories but can't decide if this is one of those or just a Disney princess caper.


I enjoyed it. The message throughout the movie is my way of thinking, so I took to it from the start. I'm not a Disney princess caper movie person either and I didn't find this movie to be like that. Enola is an independent spunky young lady. She speaks to the audience throughout the movie, but it doesn't distract.
I'm not one for writing reviews, so if you do watch it, I would love to read your take on it.  

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Speaking of, I just finished watching Sherlock on Netflix. The stories are a bit outlandish. Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman are entertaining as heck together, and that is the only reason I suggest it. There was no Enola Holmes in it, but there was a very super intelligent psychotic sister in the final season.

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Magdalena said:

I enjoyed it. The message throughout the movie is my way of thinking, so I took to it from the start. I'm not a Disney princess caper movie person either and I didn't find this movie to be like that. Enola is an independent spunky young lady. She speaks to the audience throughout the movie, but it doesn't distract.
I'm not one for writing reviews, so if you do watch it, I would love to read your take on it.  


Thanks for your take, I appreciate it. My problem with ďspunky young ladyĒ movies is that they tend to be written by men who think that a strong woman is a bitch whoíll punch you just for having XY chromosomes. It sounds like Enola Holmes isnít that movie, tho.

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The_Silly_Sibyl said:

Thanks for your take, I appreciate it. My problem with ďspunky young ladyĒ movies is that they tend to be written by men who think that a strong woman is a bitch whoíll punch you just for having XY chromosomes. It sounds like Enola Holmes isnít that movie, tho.


She is trained in Jiu Jitsu but only punches someone who is asking for it

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JohnnyBlaze said:Speaking of, I just finished watching Sherlock on Netflix. The stories are a bit outlandish. Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman are entertaining as heck together, and that is the only reason I suggest it. There was no Enola Holmes in it, but there was a very super intelligent psychotic sister in the final season.

Oh, boy, I haaaaaate that show. For many reasons, the two most prominent being one, the mysteries arenít written so that anyone (including Sherlock) can solve them by logical deduction. Many of them arenít even really mysteries. The show seems to dislike mystery stories and includes characters written to mock people who do like them. Like, you know, the audience providing the ratings.

Two, Sherlock is a prick. A narcissistic, pretentious, selfish, borderline sociopathic arsehole who thinks that heís better than everyone else. The original Holmes was a genius, but he was also likeable and didnít rub your face in how much smarter he is than you. Sherlock, on the other hand, is an example of a character written by people who are intimidated by genius and so associate it with arseholery.

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The_Silly_Sibyl said:

Oh, boy, I haaaaaate that show. For many reasons, the two most prominent being one, the mysteries arenít written so that anyone (including Sherlock) can solve them by logical deduction. Many of them arenít even really mysteries. The show seems to dislike mystery stories and includes characters written to mock people who do like them. Like, you know, the audience providing the ratings.

Two, Sherlock is a prick. A narcissistic, pretentious, selfish, borderline sociopathic arsehole who thinks that heís better than everyone else. The original Holmes was a genius, but he was also likeable and didnít rub your face in how much smarter he is than you. Sherlock, on the other hand, is an example of a character written by people who are intimidated by genius and so associate it with arseholery.


Nailed it to a T.

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Has anyone else seen the series, "Designated Survivor" on Netflix?

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Ahavati said:Has anyone else seen the series, "Designated Survivor" on Netflix?

* shrugs *

How bad can it be with a Sutherland in the lead role?

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JohnnyBlaze said:

* shrugs *

How bad can it be with a Sutherland in the lead role?


I mean I watched it, all three seasons. What kept me engaged was the descent into politics he ( Sutherland ) demonstrated over time. For some strange reason, it reminded me of Dostoevsky's The Idiot, and one of its underlying premises: Can innocense survive in a cruel world?  

Also, in the middle of the book is a turning point, per se, where the protagonist, Myshkin, has a major choice to make regarding the future direction of his life. This passage is priceless in description and mesmerizing in ethos. Unfortunately, Myshkin chose wrongly. . . and for those who haven't read the book, I'll leave it at that.

I think Sutherland did the same thing in this last season. . .and hope there's a season four to confirm or disprove this assumption.

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