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The Trinity Explained

I remember watching Nun’s on the Run when I was growing up and laughing until I cried.  This is a clip from Nun’s on the Run (Robbie Coltrane and Eric Idle) where their character’s are in hiding in a convent  pretending to be  nun’s…one of them trying to explain the Trinity to their friend so that they can take a religious studies class on the Trinity…

Sherlock Holmes

This film is one of the better versions of Sherlock Holmes.  I love the fact they’ve added a bit more to Watson’s character.  The film is based around Sherlock’s intelligence and that of his enemy Lord Blackwood…the policeman even says Sherlock Holmes could have been a criminal…to be told “crime is common, logic is rare”.  Sherlock uses his intellect for good and Watson gives Sherlock the people skills he needs. 

Sherlock Holmes warns at the beginning of the film against choosing ‘facts to suit theories instead of theories to suit facts’.  We are very good at doing this today – especially where faith is concerned. 

As Holmes says in many of Doyle’s stories, ‘When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.’

The Ghost

Last night I went to the cinema to see ‘The Ghost’ having read the book, which was amazing.   The film is really worth going to see.  It’s a Roman Polanski version of Robert Harris’s book with Pierce Brosnan and Ewan McGregor playing the UK Prime Minister and a Ghost writer of a book that needs to be written about the Prime Ministers time in Office.  The Ghost stumbles upon something which puts his life in danger.  Who can you trust?  is a question that flows through the film.