The Master (2012) – Paul Thomas Anderson

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#93: Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011)

“The 2012 Movie challenge . To watch at least 150 movies I have never seen before during this year.”
Movie #93 – 02 June 2012
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (USA – 2011) Directed by Guy Ritchie
Apple tv

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows is one of those movies with a non story. The film is diluted and mixed with endless action scenes – rather than enrich a plot that is fairly dry and also very boring – forcing an exhausted viewer (myself, in this case) to indulge in a few minutes of sleep. Guy Ritchie is real exhibitionist and he just wants to show us what is capable of. How many times does he have to annoy us with those unnecessary tricks, already seen several times, like the slow motion action scenes. Boring. Boring. Boring.
Guy Ritchie does Guy Ritchie again! Nothing to be proud of.

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#92: The Cooler (2003)

“The 2012 Movie challenge . To watch at least 150 movies I have never seen before during this year.”
Movie #92 – 23 May 2012
The Cooler (USA – 2003) Directed by Wayne Kramer
Netflix UK

The Cooler is a story of unusual depth, at times hilariously funny and then horrific. The performances are very good, with each performer carrying off the considerable characterizations drawn for them. Alec Baldwin does steal the show in terms of energy. A dark comedy noir?

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The Week of a Movie Sucker #20

Movie things bought this week

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– Ruggles of Red Gap (1935) Blu-ray
– Island of Lost Souls (1932) Blu-ray
– The Descendants (2011) Blu-ray
– Island of Lost Souls (1932) Blu-ray Steelbook