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12 December 2010 @ 11:35 am
Movies and Music  
We watched Robin Hood on PPV last night. It wasn't the best movie ever, but it wasn't bad. One: Cate Blanchett [g]. Two: the cinematography was gorgeous. Three: it actually looked like 1199. Four: really strong cast, and after seeing him in a few movies, I'm becoming quite fond of Mark Strong. However, at the end, there was one hug gaping plot hole that was probably just bad editing: how the heck did King John ever find out that Robin wasn't Robert? Neither Nin or I can remember it ever being mentioned. One minute, they're driving off the French, and the next, Robin's being declared an outlaw. But overall, worth the two hours. Nice soundtrack too.

The new Loreena McKennit CD is great! This is more like her older stuff that she's done for years, so I'm really enjoying it. I'm particularly fond of The Star of the County Down and Brian Borus March, which sort of reminds me of a slower version of the dance music in the Firefly episode where Simon and River are kidnapped.

A friend got me Black Narcissus, the remastered Blu-ray version for Xmas, and I can't wait to watch it!
 
 
 
Lara I.lara_everlong on December 13th, 2010 08:54 pm (UTC)
I watched that recently too and thought the same thing... it wasn't the best, but it wasn't bad. I thought the set up, or whole first half, really, was very good, but then it sort of declined after that. HOWEVER, I am still partial to Alan Rickman as the Sheriff of Nottingham and Christian Slater as Will Scarlett and Kevin Costner getting in his required naked-from-behind shot!

The plot hole though, didn't bother me too much, I mean I just assumed that someone who knew who Robert really was knew Robin wasn't him and told King John.