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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 »

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 »

Legally Blondes (aka Legally Blonde 3)

Legally Blondes

Legally Blondes

I watched this movie some time ago but for various reasons never got around to blog about it. Figured it was about time now ­čÖé

This movie, which is labeled as the third Legally Blonde movie, does not feature Elle Woods (Reese Witherspoon) as main character. In fact she’s not even in the movie, other then as a side figure. Although Reese Witherspoon is one of the producers behind the movie.

The main characters of this one is Elle Woods young twin cousins Izzy and Annie Woods (Becky Rosso and Milly Rosso). The twins of course like pink, and they are blonde. I say of course as that is to be expected since the movie after all is a sequel to Legally Blonde 2. Read the rest of this entry »

Hancock

Hancock

When we first meet Hancock (played by Will Smith) he’s a sleep on a bench near a window that displays TV:s, and the TV:s does show a news clip where police are engaged in a car chase on the highway.

Hancock is waken up by a kid who wants to show him that there’s a car chase on the TV. Hancock slowly starts to wake up, showing very little interest in both the TV and the kid. Once he get up he takes a few drinks from a bottle he picks up from under the bench.

Eventually he fly of with the bottle in his hand, to help catch the bad guys.

Being in a state between hungover and drunk he doesn’t make the best choice in how to assist the police though. The bad guys are caught and put behind bars in the end, but the public opinion seem to be he should have stayed away and let the police do their job… Read the rest of this entry »