ELEMENTARY/ BBC SHERLOCK HOLMES: Guy's and Guyette's they're both excellent DAMMIT. Cuz I covet my T.V. time and I hafta record to watch them both. Johnny's the better actor and Lucy is getting more generous with her feet as of late. Best way to judge if a movie is worthy would you pay to see it twice. Answer is a resounding yes. and Rachel is worthy.
2014-03-03 18:42:02Anonymous Rex (user)
I'm retracting, so we don't have this bickering thing happening again.
2014-03-03 16:31:42BackInBlack60 (user)
@dogtrash - I think it's better to quit arguing when we're at an impasse anyway, so I'll stop now and 'agree to disagree' with @AR, whose filter is set a little higher than mine. Thanks, @dogtrash.
2014-03-03 16:02:03dogtrash (user)
@AR, BIB - I think it's better to take this outside to the chat room.
2014-03-03 16:00:51BackInBlack60 (user)
@AR - gotcha! Sorry. And agree that racism doesn't belong on this site, nor would I approve such here; in fact I've rejected several comments which had terms like 'Jewess,' 'Negress," and such. Seems our only real point of contention is where the 'line' is - a little light humor about stereotypes is OK in my book, as long as it's humorous and not mean-spirited. To censor that is, IMO, "Political Correctness."
I've mentioned my Vietnamese friend several times in this discussion. Funny story... he went to see "Gran Torino" with some college pals. Said he and the black guy were the only ones laughing... all the white folk were too scared to laugh, having been brainwashed by PC. The movie was *actually* an ANTI-bigotry film... Clint Eastwood's character *said* a bunch of crap, but *did* the right thing to help the family being bullied. Same with "Blazing Saddles," which on the DVD extras, they say could not even be *made* in this era due to PC, but it was actually spoofing bigotry & racism (and like "Gran Torino," left no group untouched with stereotypes, nicknames & jokes).
2014-03-03 15:22:09BackInBlack60 (user)
@AR - Of course nothing is absolute, or as my dad said, "There's an exception to every rule except *that* one." But to deny that there is truth behind most stereotypes as well as a grain of truth in every joke, is also ignorance... all grown up and gone to seed. @AR, we're gonna have to agree to disagree on this topic. You seem to not be American, or part of the new Amerika where there is no longer any freedom of speech and everything is sanitized by the 'Politically Correct.' As @Grik and others have said, I would shed blood to protect someone's right to express their opinion, no matter how much I disagree, no matter how bigoted, racist, offensive. I will try to educate them, as I have with some friends who hate certain classes of people, but until they are enlightened, they have every right to go around blowing crap out their mouth. Just as you do.
2014-03-03 02:40:29Lawrence2 (user)
Being racist means saying something negative about a group of people and generally not liking them. Stereotyping is what keeps intelligent human's alive and away from trouble. But whatever, I have said I will try and start watching it. I'm a little old school southern boy for some people and I'll watch what I say. Sorry Rex for the pain I have caused. Seriously no need to get this on the main wall. and LOL backinblack60 I always enjoy your posts. If there is ever a private messaging system there are a few sites I think you might enjoy that I belong to lol.
2014-03-02 16:15:50BackInBlack60 (user)
@L2 - First of all, she's Chinese and it's the Vietnamese who own [nearly] all the nail salons (fact, not opinionated stereotype). But they all look alike, right? Secondly, I got chewed out last night for talking about it. Apparently we're not allow to discuss stereotypes because they aren't true and it might offend someone. And we all know Asians can drive just fine, especially Asian women. Black people don't really like chicken and watermelon, and don't have big feet. Japanese men have huge... hands, like basketball players. Scottish people aren't really cheap, Jews often actually pay retail and don't really control Hollywood. Turns out white guys can, in fact, jump and even dance. My mistake, PC police!
2014-03-02 09:21:39Anonymous Rex (user)
It's all subjective. Some of us like polished nails and some of us don't. Some would argue that the only way to make SURE that a woman has beautiful feet is to see them without polish because you never know what kind of nastiness that stuff could be hiding. I myself would love to see her in a dark metallic blue.
2014-03-02 09:19:20Lawrence2 (user)
There really isn't an excuse to go out with natural nails when your family owns a nail saloon. shame on you Lucy.
2014-03-02 06:23:4854 (user)
To me Rachel McAdams is synonymous with classy. One time there was this photoshoot where three known actresses were asked to pose nude for the cover of a magazine (certain areas covered, of course) and Rachel McAdams was said to have declined. So McAdams was replaced. What I like about her is she knows she's hot and doesn't have to draw attention to herself. Still, I wish she was one of those Girls that goes on the Ellen show and plays a game barefoot (Guesstures is the name), or even the Late Late Show and take off her pumps the way Eva Longoria once did. Fingers crossed she'll be a good sport one day.
2014-03-02 06:05:48BackInBlack60 (user)
@54 - Just her normal beauty! Don't recall any feet, but it was a long time ago when I saw it, and only once at the theater.
2014-03-02 05:56:2654 (user)
Anything good from Rachel McAdams in that Sherlock Holmes movie?
2014-03-02 05:51:37BackInBlack60 (user)
@54 - Didja like the two SH movies with Jude Law, Rachel Mc, and Ironman? I thought first one was good. Second one, meh. Pretty good.
Is he really? And who plays Dr. Watson (I'm afraid to ask)?
2014-03-02 05:19:48dogtrash (user)
@54 - do you watch bbc sherlock? Benedict Cumberbatch is an awesome Sherlock
2014-03-02 01:50:52BackInBlack60 (user)
@54 - I understand & agree re history. I just try to think of it as a 'new show' and ignore the names (which still piss me off for the reason you stated). It's like the new updated "Red Dawn" movie - woulda been just fine(?) if *not* done as a remake using the same character names. That just ruined it.
2014-03-02 01:41:1454 (user)
It's best not to mess with history. Although if there had been a better actor than Miller and they cast Kelly Hu, Lindsay Price, or maybe Sung Hi-Lee (Can she even act? LOL) I might have tuned in for an episode or two.
2014-03-02 01:34:13BackInBlack60 (user)
@54- That was my first thought when the show came out, but I gave it a chance. Turns out it's pretty good, but *not* because of her. Jonny Lee Miller's acting makes the show... Lucy is just riding his acting coat tails. Seems pretty well-written though and I catch it when it's convenient.