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Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays of your choice to everyone! Personally, I am as confused as ever: Russian Christmas is celebrated on the January the 7th and the New Year day is the biggest holiday of the season in Russia. But this is not stopping me from enjoying the Holiday season, eating lots of nice food and watching a lot of Holiday things on TV. The only thing lacking is SNOW. I am a big fan of it.:D

This Christmas my friend is staying with us and we are doing all the Holiday Things together (hence, my disappearance from LJ). Yesterday all the family went to see “Sherlock Holmes and the Game of Shadows” and it was lovely, especially Shetland Pony, Noomi Rapace and Stephen Fry.. And what is the better way than to celebrate the Holidays with the pictures from “Sherlock Holmes and the Game of Shadows”?

The rest of pictures )

Happy Holidays Everyone: Merry Christmas! Happy New Year! Happy Hanukkah! Happy Yuletide! Peace, Happiness and Good will to you all!
alexandral: (Star Wars - Leia smiling)

"Sherlock Holmes" (to no one's surprise) has done well in "Golden Globes", receiving well deserved "Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy" for Robert Downey Jr's performance. I loved the film; our family watched it on this Boxing Day and it made a perfect holiday movie trip together for us, something I think we are going to remember for the years to come. I had a soft spot for Guy's Ritchie's films ever since "Lock, Stock and two smoking barrels" so it was great to see him again in good form with "Sherlock Holmes". All the essential "Guy Ritchie" elements were back together: yummy dark visuals, awesome Irish music and nifty jokes.

But mostly – I was so happy to see Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law as Holmes and Watson. It has always been a personal peeve of mine that every Holmes and every Watson I have seen previously, in every adaptation (sparing Russian adaptation which is quite brilliant but largely unknown to the world), were played by old men. I wonder where this "tradition" has come from. As far as I could tell from the books both Holmes and Watson are supposed to be men in their prime!

Another personal peeve of mine always was that Watson has always been presented as a mumbling idiot – again, I don't see any precedent in the the books.

But, ranting aside, I was so happy to see the new shiny adaptation with Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law. Hurray! Holmes has never been cast as more attractive man – I have suddenly recollected that Holmes was my first ever fictional crush (at the age of 12). And hurray again ! New Watson is as he should be – somewhat naïve and very loyal but at the same time possessing a good doze of sarcasm.

To celebrate Robert Downey Jrs award, here are some screencaps from the film. Not all worksafe. )


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