Sherlock

It has been an intriguing week for me and one of the interesting highlights is binge watching the sherlock series.

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okay, so i’ve heard of this series a while back but, didn’t actually bring myself to watch it until recently when i saw that cover. Seeing Benedict Cumberbatch on that cover made me yearn for the series and experience it in all its form. Now if you watched the imitation games some years back, you would not argue that Benedict is a phenomenal actor that acts every detail in a film that just makes you glued to your seats and just marvel at the wonders that expresses itself on your screen.

Starting Sherlock which of course starts Benedict as Sherlock had me locked down in bear minutes of it. Explicitly, it was the moment Sherlock revealed himself as this high functioning sociopath to Dr Watson- a retired military man and a doctor who eventually became his flatmate and best friend and together they continued the journey that uncovered the roots of many cases ranging from murder, ghosts, assassins, series killers and the like. the journey of the 221B baker boys

Sherlock will make you reason in a different way. it has the intrigue, the drama and importantly it is its suspense that will keep you glued to your seats. Here’s the fun yet not so fun part each season has just three episodes with the series ending in season 4 where there was a bonus episode before the season 4 began -the abominable bride. There is the speculation that the producers might want to continue with the series either way the last episode was fulfilling in every respect ‘the final problem’ where every minute is packed with exciting moments which makes me think that there might not be another but who knows lets wait and see.

so if you’ve got some free time and looking for some TV show that’s worth it- Sherlock is it

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Fantastic beasts and where to find them Review

Hold your horses right there

Lots and lots of spoilers ahead

not suitable for people wary of spoilers

So this film takes us on an adventure into JK Rowlings magical adventure and sci-fi world and if you’ve got a thing for Harry Potter you’ve got to watch this one.

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The films starts with Eddie Reymayne (Scamander) who travels from Britain to America on a mission. suspicious of his suitcase the customs official asks him what he has in his suitcase. the Scamander says he had nothing but clothes and before he opens the suitcase he quickly changes it from the magical world (hogworts) to normal so, it appears that he had just clothes in it. seeing this the customs official bids him a ‘welcome to America’

After leaving the port he changes it back and it appears there was a creature trying to get out. the Scamander beckons on the creature saying ‘not now’. He moves around the city and he notices a gathering of people talking about an evil spirit (an Obscurus, a dark, brooding force) that has been tormenting the city and stops to hear at that moment he ran into a man holding a similar suitcase and he unfortunately exchanges suitcases with. As this man (Mr Kowalski) walked away the creature in the suitcase perceives coins and escapes. this creature known as a Niffler, is obsessed with any jewelry, coin or metal and steals as many as he finds and hides it in his belly. When the co-ordinator – a woman who runs a orphae and convices children there to believe in witches; of the gathering notices Scamander she asks him what he seeks and his opinion on the matter before he could say much scamander notices Niffler

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and runs to try to catch him but could not.

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Mr Kowlaski was already in the bank sitting and awaiting his turn when Scamander entered and stopped by security he went and sat next to Mr Kowalski. Mr Kowlaski asked him what he was doing, he (scamander) said ‘same as you’ Mr kowalski who was there to get a loan for his bakery wondered  the odds that someone else wanted the same thing as him. then Scamander notices the Niffler and again ran to catch him again leaving behind an egg Mr kowlaski tried to get his attention but unfortunately could not and went for the interview for a loan but unfortunately as he had no collateral so he was refused the loan.

As he left the office scamander’s egg was about to hatch, he notices and calls him, scamander already chasing the niffler sees what was about to happen and takes out his wand and magically takes them to the interior of the bank. the egg hatches and scamander tries to keep it in his own suitcase but at that time the bank manger notices Mr kowlaski and thinking he was about to rob the bank calls the security but before much could happen Scamander casted a spell on him and magically took them out of the building.

he was about to Oblivate Mr Kowalksi as he was a No-Maj (one without magic powers), Mr kowalki pushed him down and ranway again unfortunately taking the wrong suitcase. At that moment Tina who had been monitoring him all this time magically takes him away to a corner and questions him, he tells her who he was but when she discovers he couldn’t oblivate the No-Maj (Mr kolwaki) takes him to see the President of the magic world in America.

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Unfortunately Tina was dismissed after barging into their president saying her (Tina) was no longer an Auror so should not be doing that. Percival Graves who was with the president goes to Tina and asks what had happened Tina tried to explain but when they opened the suitcase they discovered it was just full of pastry and the real suitcase was with Mr Kowalski.Meanwhile another creature in Scamander’s bag escaped and attacked Mr kowalski and with his suitcase left open the entire building was in disarray.

followed by Tina, Scamander was able to detect where mr kowalski was from all the commotion geared by people outside trying to explain to the police what had happened but he quickly oblivates them and goes to the room and closes the suitcase. at that moment this building was re-ordered but Mr kowalki was still i pain. Scamnader finds the creature and hides it in his bag. Tina takes scamander and Mr kowalski to her house, where they meet her mind-reading sister Queenie to whom Mr kowalski is immediately attracted to.

After dinner instead of resting Scamander shows Mr kowalski the inside of his magically-expanded suitcase, gives him a potion that clears his pain and shows him how he rescues creatures he also convinces Mr kowalski to help him find the missing creatures.

Percival Graves instructs one of the Orphans named Credence to find the Obscurus, as he has seen the spirit is a child who is fond of Credence and in turn he will give him magical powers. He gives credence a chain with magical sense that he could press to signal him when he finds the obsure’s spirits host.

Scamander and Mr kowalski set out and re-captured the Niffler and an Erumpent (a rhino-like creature with deadly liquid in its horn) that almost killed Mr kowalki , they re-entered the suitcase, in which Tina took the suitcase to the president who was with other magical leaders in the world. As they came out of the suitcase one of them recognised scamander but as he explained his activity of caring creatures around, they arrested them, believing the recent deaths in the city was caused by one his creatures (though it was caused by an Obscurus).

 

While Jacob is escorted to be obliviated, Graves interrogates scamander and believes that scamander was in league with famed dark wizard. He sentences the him and Tina to death, but they escaped with the help of Queenie, who also helps Jacob escaped from the being oblivated.

Tina told scammader if he needs to rescue more creatures she knows someone who could help- a goblin gangster despite the goblins conniving ways they were able to capture the last of the creatures, returning them to the suitcase.

Credence finds a wand under his sister’s -Modesty’s bed, who he believes is the host of the Obscurus. the orphanages’ mother assumes the wand to be Credence’s, and prepares to whip him but Modesty claims it to be hers. When she is about to be whipped, the Obscurus is unleashed, destroying and killing everything in the orphanage except Modesty and Credence. Graves arrives and tells Credence that he is a person with magical ancestry but lacks the ability to perform magic and doesn’t keep his promise of teaching him magic. the upset Credence reveals that he was indeed the host, and in his rage of Grave’s betrayal and his abusive childhood, unleashes the Obscurus on the City.

Tina, who was fond of Credence attempts to calm him down along with Scamander, who tells him that he knew someone else who was prosecuted for being a wizard. Just as he begins to settle into human form, Graves interrupts the process and Credence is seemingly killed by President and her aurors, but scamander notices a shred of the Obscurus fleeing the scene thus suggesting that Credence is not dead. Graves gets angry, revealing that he was unleashing the Obscurus to reveal the magical community to the No-Majs, , in which he was tired of concealing his true nature everyday. A fight ensues between Graves and the aurors, and Graves is overpowered. Scamander, using the Revelio charm, reveals Graves to actually be Grindelwald in disguise, who is arrested. Grindelwald claims he will not be kept captive before he is taken away.

Scamander tells the president there is a way he could rid the entire city of magic and he sends his thunderbird to spread the Swooping Evil’s venom over the city which starts a rain that clears the city’s memory, while other wizards start fixing the city’s destruction by magic. However, President orders Mr kowalski’s memories of all he has witnessed erased, stating that there can be no exceptions. Queenie kisses him while his memory is being wiped and shields him from some of the rain.

Scammander leaves to Europe, and promises to return to Tina once he finishes writing his magical book and even says he would deliver the book personally, but not before he left anomalously Mr kowalski a bag of silver eggs. This, Mr Kolwalski used to open a bakery shop in which the pastry was made in form of the creatures that he remembers, but not the exact events. When Queenie visits his shop, seeing her he smiles like he had seen her before.

 

3 Trending September

I know its just past mid month but there are striking events in the pop-world that has made September trend. i am going to start this blog straight off talking about the second part of fifty shades of grey- fifty shades darker and if you’re conscious of this film feel free to skip to number 2. yes.. people… its almost two years later and fifty shades darker is set to be released on the 10th of February 2017 and here it introduces a new twist. The film ended in 2015 with Anastasia leaving Mr grey now we see them together although we kinda know their paths will definitely cross again but the shades just got darker as there seems to be  a mystery woman from the past.

Ever heard of a new guy in the music Industry named Cadet? well Cadet a south London guy just released a new single titled “Letter to krept” and the song and so sick. currently the song has over a million view you need to check him out cause this man has got big things coming

For the Loyal fans of Empire the much awaited Season 3 officially tarts this Wednesday September 21. we can recall he season finale of Season 2 how boo-boo kitty (Anika) had just often Married to Luscious and how she ended up in a fight with Rhonda and we hear a noise of someone falling over. who fell over, did the person die or was the person able to hold on to something. all this would be answered soon. the season gets interesting as we see new celebrity appearances like Birdman (you better out some respect on that name). anyway here is a short recap of season 2 before the whole thing starts

 

 

Me before you review

If you’re like me and saw the trailer of this film months ago, you must have been excited as it stars the 2015 Esquire’s sexiest woman alive- Emilia Clarke. You might call her by her popular name from her character in the TV series game of thrones – Daenerys Targaryen (Mother of dragons) Image result for daenerys targaryen

and might have been intrigued by the fascinating shift from portraying this strong warrior queen – Khaleesi to this young laid back simple girl who sacrifices her youth to help out her family.

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On the other hand is a man who has got it all – money, power, is good at almost everything and got a finance. suddenly that life is taken away from him when he is involved in a bike accident. this man known as William traynor ends up quadriplegic after the accident.

Quadriplegia – “one affected with paralysis of both arms and both legs”

From Merriam Webster dictionary

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Two years have passed since the accident and Mr traynor wants to end his life but after his parents plead with him he gives them six months. His mother decides to hire someone to look after him. Emilia clarke who portrays Louisa clark in this film has just been laid off a bakery she has been working in for six years of her life. she goes to the job agency and is informed of the job to care for Will. she then after been dressed up in an outfit she considers a fashion sense of the 80’s by her mother heads to the trainers house. she is interviewed by Will’s mother and despite her display of no future endeavors is given the job and is introduced to Will. Will tries to scare her off by pretending to have impaired speech. Louisa however is interested in getting enough money to help her family and so endures Will’s cold attitude towards her. until…

Few weeks into the job Will’s ex-girlfriend and his best friend visit him informing him that they are getting married. after they left the outraged will pushes the picture he had of him and his ex. Louisa on hearing the noise of the picture breaking rushes and tries to mend them. later when Will sees this, he tells her that breaking them was not accidentally and tells her to mind her business. The frustrated Louisa informs him not to be so suck up and allow her do her job and that she is only here to get money to help out her family. shortly after that Will changes his character towards her, makes her watch a film with him and gets to know about her not so interesting life and her sports-man boyfriends whom he calls- running man. the story takes a different turn wen louIsa finds out she is on a suicide watch and Will is planing to end is life soon. she then tries everything to make sure is sees what he could be missing in life. she takes him to concerts, sport events trips, despite this Will’s mind was made up at this point Louisa found herself falling for will and her boyfriend who was there but wasn’t really concerned about her and talking all about running didn’t know much about her. they silt up when he found out she was accompanying Will on a trip.

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at the end Will still went on with his plan but leaves Louisa a letter informing her to go the Paris, get a fancy perfume and enjoy life with the fortune he has willed to her.

so here i am thinking the story could have easily followed the predictable .. oh Will sees her love for him and decides to live; but the story makes us realise that these things happen. more so if not for the situation Will was in, their paths might have never crossed or even more he as Louisa pointed out would have been with the blondes and she in a corner serving drinks. Am i happy Will took his life?  No.. but for what its worth Louisa ends up living her life to the fullest.

The perfect guy review

The 2015 Thriller film staring Sanaa Lathan, Michael Ealy, and Morris Chestnut.

You would probably remember Sanaa and Morris from the films The best man and The best man holiday and Micheal from Think like a man and About last night. In this Movie Sanaa plays Leah, Morris as Dave and Micheal as Carter. At the beginning of the movie Leah and Dave are in a relationship and have been for quite a while, though everything seems good Leah is worried that Dave does not want exactly what she wants. Now in her thirties she sees reason to settle down and start a family. But Dave seems not to be ready  and says his parent are divorced and he does not want that. Leah then decides to break things off with Dave which, given the circumstance is quite understandable.

Leah then meets Carter a smooth talker and appears to be a genuine guy. He fits every of her desires and she then starts a relationship with Carter. She takes Carter to her parents house one weekend and Carter seems to get on well with her dad. She eventually sees Carter as her furniture husband until..

On their drive way back home, Carter stops to buy something in a store and another guy tries to hit on Leah. spotting what had happened Carter rushed out and beat the guy up almost to the point of death and continued despite Leah’s pleading until, someone showed up with a gun and threatened to call the police. The astonished Leah could not believe her eyes and decided to keep her distance from Carter. Carter however, kept showing up everywhere Leah went, asking why she did not pick his calls or want t talk to him, until Leah finally said its over. Carter then said if i cant have you nobody will.

from 0-100 real quick Carter started stalking Leah, broke into her house Continue reading “The perfect guy review”

Love and friendship review

A 2016 British film in an 18th century setting based on the novel ‘lady Susan’ by Jane Austen produced by Katie Holly and Lauranne Bourrachot

Kate Beckinsale as Lady Susan in love and Friendship

The  film was set at three locations Longford, Churchill and Edward street London. It starts with the words Langford, Langford if only it hadn’t being Langford how happy we might have being. In an amusing way, the various characters are introduced in more of a theatrical fashion starting from Lord Manwaring as a divinely attractive man.

I, however felt the film was more based on lady Susan more than any of the characters and the nice introduction was funny but not necessary. of course realising this was based on the novella by which the lead character was named after; it is expected that the film would surround her life. To put things simple the film revolved around three things basically; Continue reading “Love and friendship review”

Romantic comedy classics

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There are romantic comedy films that never get old. Anytime you watch them and if you have not watched them yet, you better get the DVD right now because you are missing out. Here is a list of 10 Romcom classics

  1. Pretty Woman Julia Robert was very fine.. in this one and i know the story of a hooker luckily getting a good man, that takes her out of that life is almost a cliche now  but, this is one film that is just brilliant
  2. Coming to America A story of a prince travelling to a distint country to find his bride whie pretending to be poor
  3. When Harry met Sally
  4. My best friends wedding Two childhood friends who made a part to get married by the time they both reach a certain age and are not married. now the guy wants to get married to someone else as she tries to win him
  5. What women want A man through an occurrence gets the ability to read every woman’s mind and knows what they want
  6. Boomerang

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Hello, My Name is Doris

It’s another film week and today I decided to review something slightly different, a romance movie called ‘Hello my name is Doris’ and it stars Sally Field as Doris. You probably remember Sally from the 90’s film Mrs Doubtfire where she acted along side with Robin Williams, May his soul rest in peace. Okay, its being over 20 years since i have seen Sally and her role here is different.

The film starts in the burial ceremony of Doris mother after which her brother and his wife recommends she gets her own house and move out of their mother’s place. However her sentiments makes her brother recommend a therapist. The distressed Doris returns to the house, feeds the cat and heads out to work, picking a random lamp on the way which, to be honest I have no idea why. She sees a couple while reading a book, moves away and continues her journey to work, encounters a guy with whom she is made to awkwardly stare at in the packed elevator. He starts talking to her  and complements her glasses. oh, did I mention Doris is an elderly lady probably in her sixties and this guy is probably thirty something. Doris picks a pen from his bag when he turned – big collector this Doris one . so apparently this guy- John  is later introduced as the new co-worker.  Meanwhile, Doris drifts away day-dreaming about having a moment with John. After a cardio session with her friend,  Doris goes off to hear a motivational speech. After which she talks to the motivational speaker telling him there is something she wants or rather someone but, it is impossible, he cuts her off giving her the affirmation to say ‘I am possible’  ….. and ends telling her ‘you are a green ball of glowing light and don’t let anybody tell you otherwise’. okay i must admit i liked his words we all need the little push once in a while.

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The Shawshank Redemption

 

“I guess it comes down to a simple choice, really. Get busy living or get busy dying”.

I first heard about Shawshank redemption though how it rose to one of the top ranked movies and is now acclaimed as one of the world best movies despite it is an old film and premiered over two decades ago. Then, you might wonder what is so peculiar about this film, what makes it stand out.

The main casts in this film are Tim Robbins as Andy  and Morgan Freeman who plays Red, as seen in the poster. i know the name ‘red’ might ring a bell for those ‘orange is the new black’ fans out there but, despite this is indeed all a prison life movie or would i call it adventures of the prison, it is totally a different case. The film starts with flash backs as Andy remembers seeing his wife cheating on him and holding a gun. Next he stands before the court and he is sentenced to life imprisonment to Shawshank’s prison for killing both his wife and lover. Despite he insisted he was innocent and that indeed he had a gun but never used it. In Shawshawk Andy remains calm while monitoring everything. soon, he gets friendly with Red who also was serving a life sentence and sold unapproved items secretly in the prison. Andy asks red for a rock hammer which he would use for sculpturing and claimed he liked calving rocks. while working in the prison laundry he would be beaten and raped by other prisoners. somehow red gets himself, Andy and a group of others prisoners to work on the prison roof where Andy overhears the head guard complaining about his taxes. As a banker, having knowledge in the field he offers to help him in exchange for some cold beer for him and his inmates. At first the guard threatens him feeling insulted but later agrees. While watching one film in the prison, Andy asks red for a picture of an actress. on returning back to the prison work, he was beaten again, a beating that hospitalised him. The guard went to the guy responsible for Andy’s condition and beat him to the state that became paralysed. this made the group to stop torturing Andy. On getting back from the hospital he finds the poster he had asked for from red.
Andy is later sent to work in the prison library and also helped with tax returns.  he then decided to expand the library and wrote weekly letters to the government asking for funds which they responded to 6years later. among the books that was sent there was a recording of an operas which he played on the speakers for the entire prison to hear but, was sent to solitary confinement. a new prisoner came who on hearing Andy’s case said in his previous prison a man claimed to have killed Andy’s wife and lover. Andy runs to tell the prison warden about it but, was shocked when he was reprimanded and sent to solitary confinement again.  the warden called the new prisoner and killed him.  After the period in solitary the frustrated Andy tells Red that if he ever gets out of prison he should go behind a tree in a particular field and dig at the back of it and take a box but, never told him the contents of the box. Andy then asks for a rope from another inmate and goes to shine the shoes of the warden and take out his clothes. on hearing Andy took a rope Red thought Andy might have committed suicide in his cell that night. the next day Andy was missing and the warden found Andy’s shoe instead of his. the warden starts throwing the rocks in Andy’s cell and hits the poster of the actress and immediately notices a hole, he removes the poster revealing a huge tunnel.  it appears that Andy had crawled through the hole he dug with the hammer to the ocean, throughout the night. all efforts to find Andy were unfruitful, as all they could find were his jail cloths . Andy somewhat assumes the identify a different man who the warden had been hiding money under and claims all the money from the bank and sent records of the wanders criminal activities to the press. the warden kills himself before he could be arrested. years later Red was set free and sometime later decided to go to the field Andy had told him of, there he found the box and in it contained a letter of Andy informing Red to join him in the pacific ocean. Red sets on a journey to the pacific and the film ends as the two reunite.
This films shows pain, grieve, examines reason, struggle for survival and what we would consider freedom. As we can see Andy did not deserve to be imprisoned but, who would have listened to his plea after all, all prisoners claim to be innocent.
Here is a scene from the movie

and the opera that Andy played across the speakers it is actually the comic opera by Mozart entitled ‘the marriage of Figaro’

I’ll leave you with the very last words of Red
“I find I’m so excited that I can barely sit still or hold a thought in my head. I think it’s the excitement only a free man can feel. A free man at a start of a long journey whose conclusion is uncertain. I hope I can make it across the border. I hope to see my friend and shake his hand. I hope the Pacific is as blue as it has been in my dreams. I hope.”

Anomalisa

 

 Anomalisa is a film that has intrigued me. it is an animation but there is nothing so animated about it. of course, the characters are animated but the manner, the way, the portrayal of the film is so real that you might even get lost and forget you are watching an animation. But then you are reminded by the side cracked skin similar to that of a figurine and irregular movement like that of a person halving irregular contractions that the characters have.
Anomalisa examines the story of a man who undergoes a weird situation in his life he cannot distinguish people, everyone seemed alike with the same voice, the same attitude in fact it was as if it was a life of “him and the rest”. the situation was difficult for him as he perceived everyone including his wife and son with the same voice. he travels to Cincinnati to deliver a speech on customer service and is constantly remained of his ex whose voice he still hears as the unusual masculine voice. lonely in his hotel room he calls her out of the blue and  asks for a meeting. she, despite shocked agrees to meet him but gets angered when he asks her to accompany him to his room.
while taking a shower his mind is somewhat awakened when he hears a different voice, different from what he was used to, it was feminine. he runs out knocks on every door trying to hear who it was and finally he finds the voice. she was a young, naive, slightly plump girl and she was with her friend who in fact opened the door, however her friends voice was the same as the rest. he was interested in this girl whose voice was different he found her special. they told him they had come for his speech, they had read his book and said it was lovely. the girl of interest was named Lisa. he invited them for dinner after which he invited Lisa to his room, hesitant as to why she was and not her fiend who she considered the attractive one was invited. he reassured her that it was her he wanted.
in he room he pours her a drink and asks about her life, she did, dragging on to how anomalous she was and that there was nothing fascinating about her. but he knew her voice was special and that she was special and because she considered herself anomalous he called her anomalisa. he caressed her lips and lay with her.  in his sleep he gets tormented with wondering dreams and wakes up states he wanted to marry lisa.but while having breakfast lisa’s voice began to change to the rest and he was irritated by her eating habits. after his speech which was an unusual one considering he had a nervous breakdown. he went back home to his family and his wife throws a surprise welcome party for him he was uncomfortable because he could barely recognise anyone who had come.
sitting on the stairs looking at the unusual toy he had bought for his son the film ends as lisa writes to him saying she hopes they meet again

the film leaves you wondering what happens next did anomalisa become nomalisa
did the world sill make sense?
Anyway here is the trailer as the film to get a feel of it
As he said “Look for what is special about each individual, focus on that.” i think this is vital as we all are special in our ways