Elementary, my dear.

So Poor Kyle was disappointed because I wouldn’t let him buy a really expensive dog right before we have to pay tuition for university, and then the next day, to soften the blow, I told him he could buy a new TV, but when that turned out to be more expensive then we planned, I reneged yet again, so he was even more bummed than before, so then we went to a movie which finally did soften the blow, just a little, but anyway it was good.

We saw Sherlock Holmes, at Poor Kyle’s suggestion, and not only was I thrilled that we’d get to see a London-based movie (particularly 221B Baker Street, a location I have seen with my own two eyes, and that’s just…nostalgia to the max), but moreover, IT WASN’T AVATAR. I have heard from hundreds of sources that Avatar is amazing, but then I’ve heard from two sources (people who think very much like me) that Avatar was lousy, and that pretty much settled it for me. I don’t want to see it. I have a very low tolerance for sci-fi, apocalyptic, end of the world nonsense. Plus, it is three hours long, and I only dedicate three + hours of my life to the very most classic of movies, like A&E’s version of Pride and Prejudice, or the entire Lord of the Rings trilogy—good stuff like that.

Sherlock PrisonImage from here.

So Sherlock Holmes it was. We went, spent $20.00 on tickets (absurd, but Poor Kyle was in mourning, and no price is too great when my husband is in mourning {well, except for those shockingly expensive prices for televisions and dogs}), and $11.00 on food (which should have been closer to $20.00 but the people who work at the movie theatre in town are just so, so hard for me to say nice things about, and when I was off collecting straws and napkins,  our veeeeeeery slooooooow cashier charged us only $11.00 for food that should have been $20.00, and Poor Kyle paid for it, and I didn’t really feel that bad about keeping quiet once I’d seen the damage had been done), and it was a really great time.

Sherlock Holmes and WatsonImage from here.

I wouldn’t recommend it for kids under maybe ten or twelve. Not because it was particularly gruesome or sexy (in fact, the only part that could have been at all offensive was Sherlock handcuffed naked to a bed with a pillow over his hoo-ha, but that’s no worse than men in Speedos), but just because it was very quick. There were times when my mind wandered to the loveliness of the set (which was actually more dirty than lovely, but I am attracted equally to all things British, filthy or not), and by the time I snapped back to the movie only seconds later, I had missed major plot points. It was just very quick. But I liked it quite a lot. And, indeed, if you have an exceptionally bright eight or nine year old child, I don’t suppose I could be averse to him or her viewing the movie. It really was quite clever.

Poor Kyle liked it, too, although I’m not sure if it was sufficient salve for his broken heart.

Someday, somehow, his no-dog wounds will heal, and his poor sorrowful face will turn from this:

Sad Poor Kyle

to this:

Glib Poor Kyle

In good time, my dear Watson. In time.

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18 Responses to Elementary, my dear.

  1. lindsay says:

    you can have our dog. how does PK feel about beagles?

  2. Tracy says:

    I give Jude Law the even-though-I-have-a-child-molester-mustache,-I-am-still-the-sexiest-man-alive award in that movie!

  3. Chloe says:

    Oh, I saw Avatar. And even though I don’t like sci-fi movies, this one was good and I liked it. :)
    However I don’t think I’ll see Sherlock Holmes, because I hate both actors, Jude Law and Robert Downey… I’m sure it’s a good movie, but I can’t see their faces. It’s pure hatred.
    Tell PK I feel sorry for him. I also want a dog, but Jimmy always says it’s too expensive. Boo.

  4. TeamHaynes says:

    Because I’m right, and because you trust my opinion, I’ll tell you that you will not like Avatar. Visually speaking? Incredible! Sam Worthington? YES PLEASE! Everything else? Piece of crap movie. I am not kidding. Not only did I have to practically tape my mouth shut after learning how much the IMAX 3D tickets were, I almost had to tape it shut again when I watched the movie. Now I really am a thinking movie kind of person. Most of the time. The entire movie (not kidding still!) I was looking at Taylor with the most confused look on my face and saying, ” WHAT THE HECK!?!? This doesn’t make sense!” Then I had to sit confused for 2 hours and 37 minutes. Someone told me there was a beautiful love story…I call BS! I’m sorry Hollywood but fornicating with someone after three months does not equal love! If that really because there’s a new movie coming out where they know each other two weeks. Nice. And furthermore, Sigourney Weaver did the worst acting job (I’m including Keanu Reeves) in the history of all movies. TERR-I-BLE. One last thing and I’m done, they had two very talented actors that could have been redeeming to the movie and they chose not to develop their characters. What a waste of time! It COULD have been epic. But it was more of an actual Titanic tragedy than Titanic movie box office smash. And if we all do the math, Avatar doesn’t come close to the number Titanic had. For every IMAX ticket there are two regular tickets. Don’t believe me? Go on moviefone, they researched it themselves. So there.

    Moving on…aww doggie! It will happen soon right? What kind does he want? Are you into dogs? We want one so bad but not having a yard puts a damper on our plans. Plus the kitties are filling the void. New TVs are always good too.

    We were supposed to see Sherlock with my dad back home but Taylor had to go an get the swine flu on us. I can’t support Jude Law’s career anyway. How is he still getting gigs? I guess everyone has skeletons in their closets. Poor Kyle, at least the movie helped some. Those pictures are great.

  5. anonymous says:

    watch avatar and blog about it! i have a feeling you’ll really like it and am curious to see if i’m right. it has some wonderful themes and really makes you think. i usually lose interest in movies after 2 hours but this kept me captivated the entire time, even though i hate sci fi and action. monumental. please blog about it!

  6. Maureen says:

    I’m not sure about Avatar but I’d LOVE to see Sherlock Holmes. But like every other movie Matt will say “too expensive, not enough time, blah blah blah” and we won’t go.

  7. Cristin Lassen says:

    Avoid Avatar like the plague. Don’t ever think about how much you spend to go to the movies. It will make you sick inside. For the price you paid in the theatre, you could buy the movie on DVD and watch it a gazillion times… but don’t think about it. Just go and have fun.

  8. RatalieNose says:

    Robert Downey Jr. deserves an Academy Award. He is legit.

  9. Marla says:

    I watched Holmes too, and I have to agree- it really requires one to pay attention. I went and watched it right after I got engaged and had a horrible time concentrating. I kept looking at my shiny ring and ended up all distracted.

    It was very clever though.

  10. Jen says:

    I’m glad you liked the movie- it’s in our “must watch” list. Now that I know your opinion I will make sure I go on a “not-too-tired” night.
    Sorry to PK about the puppy-TV situation. Tell him good things come to those who wait. ;-)

  11. GRANMAMA says:

    I haven’t read your blog since before Christmas. I am so sad about your decision NOT to participate in a graduation ceremony. I was planning on coming and celebrating to the max. Not what are we going to do? This will be a significant and legitimate mile stone in your life and should be celebrated in a magnanmous way—and not with just Kyle. We have put a lot into your education and I know we can;t go to Tahiti. WHat meanignful thing can the whole family do to celebrate this mile stone? Don’t be selfish.
    Can you e mail me the Disneyland pictures?

  12. Camberley says:

    Every time my husband suggests we see Avatar, I come up with a reason why I can’t go. I’d rather stay home and read a book.


  13. Whitney says:

    ill give you Zoey for FREEEEE!! Zach liked the movie too. I was home babysitting.

  14. Jeff L. says:

    Listen, that little thing with those ‘singers’ on the previous post wasn’t right. You owe me 8 minutes of my life back! Times that by the number of people following this blog who listened, and you pretty much owe 3 hours…so buckle down and see Avatar! :) J/K, but seriously you should give Avatar a fair go.

  15. non-granmama says:

    Grandmama needs to reread her message and ask herself who is being selfish.

  16. Katie says:

    Oh, goody! I’ve been wanting to see Sherlock Holmes and now you’ve got me REALLY wanting to see it. Might be time to call a babysitter…

  17. cyndi says:

    Oooh, thanx for the review – we debated that and Extraordinary Measures. We’ll try Sherlock next time. And we’re boycotting Avatar, too ;-)

  18. Rachel says:

    We went to see Sherlock Holmes last night and I thought it was good too. It’s rated a 12a in the UK, but I wouldn’t let my 12 year old going to see it. It’s not rude, but I still thought it was a bit scary for that age – maybe I’m just super sensitive to violence and pagan rituals though!!!

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