Thursday, January 19, 2012

MV: Hanna - 2011

Hanna is a teenage girl. Uniquely, she has the strength, the stamina, and the smarts of a soldier; these come from being raised by her father, an ex-CIA man, in the wilds of Finland. Living a life unlike any other teenager, her upbringing and training have been one and the same, all geared to making her the perfect assassin. The turning point in her adolescence is a sharp one; sent into the world by her father on a mission, Hanna journeys stealthily across Europe while eluding agents dispatched after her by a ruthless intelligence operative with secrets of her own. As she nears her ultimate target, Hanna faces startling revelations about her existence and unexpected questions about her humanity.


- Adapt ...
  • to adapt = to change your ideas or behavior so that you can deal with a new situation
Did you really want me to snap your neck?
  • snap your neck” = “break your neck”
If you think you're ready, and you want to leave here, all you have to do is flip that switch.
  • to flip a switch = to switch a light, machine, etc. on or off
A rocket was not designed to be retrievable, and Laika has always been, intended to die.
  • retrievable = to get something back, especially something that is not easy to find
We've picked up an unencrypted signal.
  • unencrypted = not encrypted, anyone can understand the signal (not secret)
Triangulated about 60 miles below the Arctic Circle.
  • to triangulate = to find a location using two points to find a third (like a triangle)
You're his handler, right?
  • handler = management of agents, principal agents, and agent networks by intelligence officers typically known as case officers.
He became integral to our Counter Intelligence Ops in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.
  • integral = forming an essential part of something and needed to make it complete
  • Counter Intelligence = the activities and methods used by a country to prevent other countries from discovering its secrets
  • Ops = operations
Interpol nabs him, that exposes him to BND, FSB, France.
  • to nab = to grab, to capture
  • to expose = to reveal, to be seen by
I'm Sorry, but we need to keep this contained, gentlemen.
  • contained = information not to be known by others
I appreciate your candor.
  • candor = honesty, even when the truth is not pleasant
I was told by my father to gain the upper hand.
  • to gain the upper hand = work to get a superior position
Plug the cctv through to Langley.
  • to plug = to connect
Hey, you should have a visual on the psych evaluation there
  • visual = able to see
  • psych evaluation = psychiatric test
I met him by a news kiosk at Alexander Platz. East Berlin.
  • kiosk = a very small store selling newspapers, drinks, etc.
Abort.
  • to abort = to stop, discontinue, quit immediately
Tactical says she's in the desert, south east of vessel we're in.
  • tactical (unit) = a small group of soldiers/policemen who are trained to use special weapons and methods, as a team
Focus all operations on Heller.
  • to focus = to concentrate on
You need me? Little old me! I'm very flattered.
  • to be flattered = feeling pleased that someone notices and admires you
The devil is in the details, isn't it?
  • the devil is in the details” = whatever one does should be done thoroughly
For a Hermes Kelly bag or a boob job.
  • boob job = breast (boob) enhancement (to make bigger)
But that the Hermes kelly bag never depreciates in value.
  • to depreciate = to become less valuable than before
...you learn that red lipstick mimic arousal and suggests the geography of the labia minora.
  • to mimic = to behave or work in the same way as something else
  • arousal = a feeling of being sexually excited
  • labia minora = part of the female anatomy
Oh, because yesterday mum was saying how I shouldn't act beyond my years.
  • to act beyond my years” = to behave like someone much older
No, it does leave her with mixed messages, darling.
  • mixed messages” = something you say that is confusing because you behave as though you mean something else
Omg, That's appalling!
  • Omg = “Oh, my god”
  • to be appalling = to be very unpleasant and shocking
The most important muscle involved is the orbicularis oris muscle, because it is used to pucker the lips
  • to pucker = squeeze lips together and out (like for a kiss)
I mean, you're a freak and everything, but I like you.
  • freak = someone who looks strange or who behaves in a strange way, or who is very different than a normal person
The city stifles me, emotionally, creatively, spiritually.
  • to stifle = to stop something from developing normally
Oh, Erik! You're such a flirt.
  • flirt = someone who flirts (to behave toward someone in a way that shows your sexual or romantic interest in them) a lot
You know, I like to think that I have a rapport with kids.
  • rapport = a relationship in which people like, understand, and respect each other



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