Tag Archives: Sherlock

Quote: Robert Downey Jr.

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best-looking-man-Downey-robert-downey-jr-35584090-400-519‘The lesson is that you can still make mistakes and be forgiven.’

‘I think you end up doing the stuff you were supposed to do at the time you were supposed to do it.’

‘I don’t drink these days. I am allergic to alcohol and narcotics. I break out in handcuffs.’

‘There is unpanned gold in every soul you run into, no matter what walk of life they are from.’

‘It was so nice to go into this fake courtroom. I immediately went up into the judge’s chair. Nice view. A preferable perspective.’

‘All these years, my favourite thing to do in life was to be laughing until the tears well up. Now I’ve found that humour is something as valuable as an Aqua-Lung is to divers.’

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Film: Mr Holmes

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mr_holmes_ver2_xlgA friend of mine recently invited me to see Mr Holmes at a local cinema and as much that is what I’m recommending today.

I love everything Sherlock Holmes, especially the modern adaptations of the books such as the BBC series Sherlock starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, the two films starring Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law and lastly, the American series, Elementary, starring Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu. From that I figured, I had to watch this new adaptation starring Ian McKellen.

‘The story is set in 1947, following a long-retired Holmes living in a Sussex village with his housekeeper and [her] rising detective son. But then he finds himself haunted by an unsolved 30-year old case. Holmes memory isn’t what it used to be, so he only remembers fragments of the case: a confrontation with an angry husband, [and] a secret bond with his beautiful but unstable wife.’ (IMDB)

This magical story sees Mr Holmes in his self-made isolation from the world as he lives his old age. Sherlock is suffering with his aging, as his brain doesn’t work how it used to; he can’t remember his old cases as much. The film sees Sherlock go over his one unfinished case with the help of young Roger, the housekeeper’s son. While Roger helps Sherlock with the case, Sherlock teaches Roger the art of bee-keeping, something that Sherlock Holmes, in his legacy, enjoys. This shows an amazing relationship grow between the two, but not everything is as perfect as it seems for Mrs. Munro, the housekeeper, who struggles to look after a stubborn old man while ensuring her child is safe from harm. She eventually considers leaving Mr Holmes to work in another household.

I really enjoyed the film, it was very simple in its concept and the film isn’t particularly punchy (like many of the newer adaptations) but it offers a chance for the current generation to see Sherlock in a different way; it is very unique and interesting. There wasn’t a large cast and most of the film only focuses on Sherlock, Roger and Mrs. Munro but this just seemed to add to the magic of it all.

I truly recommend this film, if you haven’t seen it, even if you don’t know much about Sherlock Holmes. (However, this is the only modern version that sees very little of Holmes’ sidekick Dr. John Watson).

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Quote: Amanda Abbington

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ama‘I’ve always wanted to make sure people are okay, ever since I was a little girl.’

‘If the character is really well-rounded, and it’s a really strong character, and if the writing is just fantastic, that’s the thing that will hook me in, certainly.’

‘I like being a mother.’

‘I’m quite a good listener, and I’m good at looking after people.’

‘I sometimes don’t wash my hair for two weeks. That’s pretty disgusting. It’s short, so sometimes it’s easier to just wet it.’

‘If you get a script and it’s really well written, that’s always exciting.’

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Quote: Martin Freeman

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Freeman_2963057b‘My idea of a good night out is staying in.’

‘I’m a big believer that life changes as much as you want it to.’

‘I’ve always loved Christmas and that’s not really gone away from me from being a child to now. It’s always a magical time and I’m unashamed in my love for Christmas.’

‘On the one hand, we’re constantly told about recycling and cutting back, and on the other hand we have to buy the next gadget that comes along three weeks after the last one you bought. It’s absolutely insane. We’ve been suckered into buying and buying and upgrading and upgrading. We’re being given two very different mantras at the moment, I think.’

‘Disappointment is an endless wellspring of comedy inspiration.’

‘Acting is the only thing I’m even vaguely good at and acting is something that I think I do know about.’

‘Most people have a passive relationship with music and clothes, with culture. But music was my first contact with anything creative. Music is it, as far as I’m concerned.’

‘I’m not posh or common, I’m in between.’

‘I’ve got an overly developed sense of what selling out is, and I of course worry about it too much.’

‘I’m one of the few people I know who believes in God.’

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Quote: Benedict Cumberbatch

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‘A woman who knows that she doesn’t have to get all decked out to look good is sexy. A woman who can make you feel smart with her conversation skills is also sexy. I believe the sense of humour is important’.

‘Enjoy the journey of life and not just the endgame’.

‘I have an appetite for the normal in my life, as well as the abnormal’.

Benedict‘Live a life less ordinary’.

‘The more charming person is the person who admits the other person is more charming’.

‘Looking for happiness is a short way for sadness; you have to just take each moment as it comes’.

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