Saturday, January 16, 2010

Pop Culture -- SIS Style

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Welcome to Café Chaos. Grab a cup of coffee or tea (we prefer coffee) and join us for a chat. Every Saturday we celebrate Pop Culture. Movies, TV, books, music, games, trends in style... you get picture. Feel free to comment on our picks or to throw in a few of your own. We’re listening!

SIS Beth says...
Last Sunday I went to the movies (an actual movie theater) for the first time in a year. I couldn't believe it had been that long, but last year was so jammed pack schedule wise, I simply hadn't the time. It was quiet a treat seeing a movie on the big screen, especially THIS movie!
Director Guy Ritchie put a fresh and unique spin on Sherlock Holmes and his sidekick Dr. Watson. The chemistry between Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law was quite fun. The cinematography was dark, gritty, and impressive. The acting superb. The story was packed with action and humor and a lot of twists and turns. I was thoroughly entertained and cannot wait for the sequel. That's if they make it. They must! There was a set up and everything. I went to see the movie hoping to come away inspired. Mission accomplished!

My Movie Pick of the Week: Sherlock Holmes (2009)

SIS Barb says:
I was discussing a book series with a friend this week. I realized I've yet to finish the series and want to rectify that. What I like about these stories are the duel story lines. The first set in present time and the second set in the past--I believe mainly in the WW1 era but I'd have to revisit them to confirm that all of them were set during that time. The secondary characters are always older and we get a glimpse into what made them the people they have become. One of these stories was actually the first to ever make me cry. A lot of books move me but rarely to the point of tears. SIS Beth turned me onto this series. I'll have to see if she's finished them.

My Series Pick of the Week: The Troubleshooter series by Suzanne Brockmann
Love these books. Based around a team of U.S. Navy SEAL's, we are never at a loss for danger, excitement and sex appeal. The characters are wonderful. The missions are intense. The love stories are everything we'd want them to be and more. The first book in the series is The Unsung Hero and I'd highly recommend starting there!


Michael Miller said...

I went and saw Sherlock Holmes a couple of weeks ago. I thought it was really good. I thing that it is worth going to see. I wasn't sure I was going to like it, but it turned out to be a good movie.

Olga said...

Beth, I'm so glad you got the chance to go to the theater and see Sherlock Holmes. If someone deserves to have a break, that's you. I'm very curious about this movie, too, but I'll probably wait until it comes out on DVD or on cable...

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