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The no. 1 ladies’ detective agency

The ladies' no. 1 detective agency

The ladies' no. 1 detective agency

From what I understand the film is made for TV, it is the pilot for a series. I did however rent it, through an online company so it landed in my mailbox a while back, and a few days ago I got around to watch it.

It is based on novels written by Alexander McCall Smith, a British author. The story takes place in Botswana.

I have not read any of the books, but I have read a short story published in a weekly magazine. Which is where I came to know about The no. 1┬áladies’ detective agency.

I found the story amusing and I really liked the character Mma Precious Ramotswe (here played by Jill Scott). I especially liked how she always said there was nothing that couldn’t be solved with a cup of rooibos tea.

When I later noticed that the online movie rental had a couple films about it I immediately marked them for rental.

In this film we first get a brief introduction to who Precious is, and where she grew up. But also how it came she decided to start the detective agency. Read the rest of this entry »

Watchmen

Watchmen

Watchmen

This movie is set to take place in an alternate world, where superheroes are a part of society. The watchmen are a group of superheroes that helped fight crimes until they were outlawed by the government.

The story begun with the Minutemen, a group of eight masked vigilantes that finished the job where the law couldn’t as a response to a rising number of gangs and and criminals being masked.

The Watchmen were formed decades later in an attempt to form a similar group as the Minutemen, some are relatives to the original Minutemen.

In the 1980’s they are outlawed by the congress. Though not all stop the work. Two are legally active, The Comedian and Dr. Manhattan, their activities are sanctioned by the government. One remains secretly active, Rorschach (Jackie Earle Haley).

This movie starts with the murder of Edward Blake, now an elder man. Rorschach is investigating Edwards murder when he discovers that he was “The Comedian”, one of the former Minutemen.

Rorschach fears that someone is targeting the superheroes and contacts his former partners, Ozymandias (Matthew Goode), Dr. Manhattan (Billy Crudup), Silk Spectre II (Malin Akerman) and Night Owl II (Patrick Wilson), to warn them. Read the rest of this entry »

The Hangover

Hangover

Hangover

A group of friends head out to Las Vegas for a bachelor party, it’s Doug (Justin Bartha), the groom, his friends Phil (Bradley Cooper), Stu (Ed Helms), and soon-to-be brother-in-law Alan (Zach Galifianakis). They set of by car, the brides father, who seem to know a lot about what can happen in Vegas, let them borrow is car, a vintage Mercedes convertible. Doug promise to take good care of the car and that he’ll be the only one driving it.

They arrive as planned and checks in at Caesar’s Palace, upgrading to a luxury villa. They get all dressed up and goes up on the roof. Up there they have a couple shots, and promise each others that whatever happens, they’ll not remember it and definitely not talk about it when they get back home. They have no idea how well they’ll be able to keep that promise.

The next morning they wake up, remembering nothing. They are in their villa, which is rather trashed. They find a chicken wandering about in the hallway, there’s a tiger in the bathroom and a baby in a closet. They have no idea how those came to be in the villa. What’s even worse is that Doug is missing.

They start investigating what really happened, by following the small memory and clues they got. Phil got a bracelet from a hospital, Stu is missing a tooth and find an ATM receipt for $800 in his pocket.

Slowly they discover the path they had taken the night before, one thing worse then the other. When they get their car from the parking, the valet returns with a police car instead of the Mercedes they expected.

Apparently they stole a police car at some point. Read the rest of this entry »

G.I. Joe: Rise of the Cobra

G.I. Joe: Rise of the Cobra

G.I. Joe: Rise of the Cobra

G.I. Joe is not a person, it’s an elite military group. You don’t apply to be part of the group, they ask you if they think you are fit for the task.

Duke (Channing Tatum) and Ripcord (Marlon Wayans) are part of a NATO troop that have a mission to deliver warheads to NATO. The warheads contain a new weapon based on nanotechnology. Each one of the warheads have the capability to destroy an entire city. The company behind the technology is MARS, lead by weapons expert James McCullen (Christopher Eccleston). James has his own plans for the warheads, and that does not include letting them get to their destination.

The NATO troop is ambushed by The Baroness (Sienna Miller) during a mission. As the fight goes on, Duke recognizes the Baroness to be his ex-fiancee Ana. They are both a bit surprised to be meeting in such a manor. A team of G.I. Joes comes to the rescue, and the bad guys are fight of, for now. Read the rest of this entry »

Underworld: Rise of the Lycans

Underworld: Rise of the Lycans

Underworld: Rise of the Lycans

This is about the beginning, where werewolves became Lycans. It’s the story of Victor and Lucien. It’s the story of how the war once started.

When we first get acquainted with Victor and Lucien in this movie, Lucien, and the rest of the Lycans, is nothing more then slaves, the daytime guards for the vampire clan. Victor is a vampire elder, a rather ruthless one as well.

Victor have a daughter, Sonja. Sonja is not the most obeying and loyal of daughters, she often defies direct order of the vampire elders, especially those from her father.

She misses more of the council meetings then she attends to. Rides of in the woods fighting werewolves, risking her life. Read the rest of this entry »