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Meet The Members » Post Your Absence » Yesterday 10:12 pm

tonnaree
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Hi everyone.
Did you notice I was gone?
Did you miss me a little?
Sorry for the silence but I've been very sick for the last couple of months.
Going to try and get back into things slowly.
Will post more later.  Just know that I am doing well now.

((((((hugs and kisses)))))

Benedict's Non-Sherlock Work » The Child in Time » Yesterday 8:35 pm

Vhanja
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I saw the movie tonight, and I have mixed feelings about it. I see that everyone else in this thread loved it, so I will put my head on the block.

***This review will contain HUGE spoilers for the entire movie, so please stop reading here if you haven't watched it.***



I struggled with this movie from the very beginning. I often criticize Hollywood movies for being so formulatic and conventional, but after watching this movie, I am starting to see some of the benefits of such movies.

The movie starts right in the middle of the disappearing, with absolutely no introduction to the characters, the world or where we are. In addition, the timeline also jumped here and there quite early on. Meaning that instead of really getting into the feel of the horrible things that were happening on screen, my brain was busy being confused as to what was happening, where in the timeline we were and where the story was at.

How can I feel something for these characters when I don't know anything about them yet? I haven't had time to to settle in to the story before everything happens.

Also, I felt the story had some moments where I was thinking: "Show, not tell!" For instance, when the wife said to Ben's character that he's been drinking too much. I went - what? We've never seen him drink too much at all. Compared that to TLD, where we get a short scene, only a few seconds, of John drinking alone in a dark hallway. That said alot, and had much more impact than this scene. Especially since we never see anything concerning this issue - we never see him start drinking too much, we never see him struggle with alcohol, we never see him decide to stop drinking. The only time we see him with alcohol, it's normal, problem-free consumption in social settings. 

I also felt that the movie was jumping from scene to scene, and cutting out huge chunks that I would be interested in seeing. We hardly get to see the married couple together at all, so we know nothing about their relationship. Su

Martin Freeman » Martin in a new play » Yesterday 6:47 pm

besleybean
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Hooray!
I have tickets. http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/grin.png

Benedict's Non-Sherlock Work » The Child in Time » Yesterday 5:29 pm

Ivy
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It was such a wonderful film, Ben and Kelly Macdonald were marvelous. The scene were he was convinced that this girl in that school is his daughter was so moving, but I had my biggest cry near the end when he used that walkie-talkie to talk to her.
I'm not a mother, so I think for the mothers here it must have been even worse.

But I was a bit confused by that storyline with his best friend, the ending was so horrible.

http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2017-09-25/the-child-in-time-viewers-praise-benedict-cumberbatchs-performance-but-were-left-confused-by-the-plot/


On a lighter note,: Ben was so lovely and cute http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/love.png
 That character is probably the closest to the real him that we have seen until now. No different accent, no different haircolour, didn't he even wear his own clothes?

General Sherlock Discussion » Newly discovered draft scripts » Yesterday 5:01 pm

besleybean
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Maybe you've seen some of my thoughts on the subject!
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Introductions Please... » Couldn't sleep » Yesterday 4:19 pm

Barker
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Rache wrote:

Welcome Chris! 
Oh do you have any idea how much I envy you? How much, I suppose, most of us here envy you?

Just two things before you continue watching:

1. Please beware of spoilers in this forum and on every Sherlock related website.

2. Do yourself a favour. However tempting it might be, don't rush it. Don't watch more than one episode a day. Just don't! Because the number of episodes is so limited and it will be over sooner than you will like it. Each episode is a gem and you should let it sink in an like with a good meal wait until your stomach is completely empty again for the next one. :D
One episode per week is fast enough.


I am looking forward to hear from you here how you liked the episodes and to hear more first impressions!

Couldn't agree more Rache!

The Final Problem » Questions about TFP » Yesterday 2:24 pm

Vhanja
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I absolutely loved Mycroft in TFP, it added a whole new layer to him as a character.

Benedict's Non-Sherlock Work » The Child in Time » Yesterday 2:15 pm

I couldn't stop my tears after watching this, it was really a beautiful and poetic experience.

Ben is amazing at his craft, and that only added to the pain of watching this. Ouchie. 

General Benedict Appreciation » Favourite Sherlock/Benedict pictures » Yesterday 2:12 pm

I loved him in The Child in Time, he was heartbreaking and beautiful 

The Final Problem » Questions about TFP » Yesterday 2:10 pm

Schmiezi
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Thank you, Vhanja. Btw, that is exactly why I still love him.

The Final Problem » Questions about TFP » Yesterday 2:06 pm

Vhanja
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I don't think not being able to kill an innocent person in cold blood means you are spineless. John wasn't able to do it either - does that make him spineless too? I don't think so. As Schmiezi says - it just means they have a conscience and a human heart. Most people wouldn't be able to do it.

The Final Problem » Questions about TFP » Yesterday 1:53 pm

Schmiezi
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Kittyhawk wrote:

Why does John not know how to kill a person?
 

He knows. He just has a conscience - and a human heart.

The Final Problem » Questions about TFP » Yesterday 11:58 am

Kittyhawk
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After finally watching Season 4, I agree with all the questions asked before - and with all the people who said that there are no answers and we should suspend our disbelief. Still, I have a few questions to add:

If I can believe House M.D., there is a medical condition where people seriously don't feel pain - it's not necessarily a sign of mental illness. So why did everybody automaticall assume Euros was crazy?

"You don't lock up a child because a dog goes missing." - well, no, but it wasn't a dog that went missing. Another child was hidden away and presumably drowned by Euros. So why was the little murderess alone in her room, playing with matches, instead of being under close observation/being interrogated - or already shipped off? (Btw, it's surprising Euros got out of her room where the fire started, meaning it should have started slowly enough, but they couldn't save the house. Well, depending on how well insured Musgrave Hall was, the Holmses might have been more than happy to be rid of the drafty, impossible to heat place...)

Why was Mycroft staring at the drone like hypnotized instead of doing something about the patience grenade BEFORE the movement detector activated?

Why does he ask about Speedy's when "the neighbours should be safe" and it's clearly Mrs. Hudson's flat that's on the ground floor of 221? And how can John and Sherlock land on Speedy's awning (and wouldn't that be rolled up when the café is closed?) when it's next door? Given how all three shake off being blown out of the house (awning to soften the fall or not) - does that mean it's now canon that they are some sort of supernatural beings, like vampires?

Back in HLV Mycroft said something like "No prison could hold Sherlock" and prefers to send him off on a suicide mission (is it suicide when you are forced to do it?) - when Sherrinford was there all along to "detain the undetainable". Maybe he didn't want to lock up Sherlock in "hell" - but then why do it to Euros?

Mycroft i

Benedict's Non-Sherlock Work » The Child in Time » Yesterday 9:47 am

Vhanja
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besleybean wrote:

Very emotional, particularly the suicide scene for me..

Damn, I had hoped to avoid spoilers. I will avoid this thread until I've watched the movie. But glad you guys liked it, I'm looking forward to it.
 

General Sherlock Discussion » Newly discovered draft scripts » Yesterday 7:02 am

Barker
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You've watched the episodes. And you read the commentary on this forum.
You know what I'm talking about.


(Invoking John from TEH here. But you already know that ;))

Benedict's Non-Sherlock Work » The Child in Time » Yesterday 6:36 am

besleybean
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I can but agree, Susi.
Beautiful.
Very emotional, particularly the suicide scene for me.
Well done all involved.

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