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Seen any good movies on DVD lately?





I watched a couple of good sequels over the weekend.

On Saturday night, we settled down to enjoy Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows. Great fun, and a neat surprise ending, which sets up a potential third movie in the series. 



Last night, we watched Rowan Atkinson reprise his role as British secret service agent, Johnny English (a role he first took up for a series of Barclaycard advertisements back in the 1990s) in Johnny English Reborn. I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed this sequel. With all movies like this, there are moments I found a little too farcical (or just plain silly), but the good bits far outweighed the bad. My favorite scene was a clever spoof of Daniel Craig's opening chase in Casino Royale. Well worth watching.





How about you?

Seen any good movies on DVD lately?

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quabazaa
Jun. 18th, 2012 05:42 pm (UTC)
Ooh I liked Sherlock Holmes a lot when I saw it on the plane. The Rowan Atkinson film sounds quite funny too. I saw a great movie yesterday called Invictus about South Africa just as they are changing over to democracy seen through the lens of rugby. I couldn't recommend it enough and the best part is that it's a true story :)
jongibbs
Jun. 18th, 2012 06:00 pm (UTC)
That's the one with Matt Damon, right?
quabazaa
Jun. 18th, 2012 06:09 pm (UTC)
Yup that's the one :) I loved it
msstacy13
Jun. 18th, 2012 06:05 pm (UTC)
Since you ask,
I've seen three "Thin Man" movies in the last week.

They're superb!
jongibbs
Jun. 19th, 2012 09:28 am (UTC)
Good old William Powell :)
calli_scribbles
Jun. 18th, 2012 08:26 pm (UTC)
I do love the oxygen supply. Even I didn't peg that as an obvious Checkov's gun, though part of that might have been because I was busy wiggling in my seat because, as a fan of the original Sherlock Holmes, I knew what was going to happen.
jongibbs
Jun. 19th, 2012 09:27 am (UTC)
Great movie :)
bogwitch64
Jun. 19th, 2012 02:34 am (UTC)
Is there anything Robert Downy Jr can't make a success of these days? I guess this is balancing out the truly horrific start to what should have been his fabulous early career.
jongibbs
Jun. 19th, 2012 09:27 am (UTC)
I still remember the great job he did as Charlie Chaplin :)
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