12/20/2011 04:59 pm ET | Updated Feb 19, 2012

Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast: Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

2011-12-19-SHH220146r_Cropped_v01_410.jpgAbandon all propriety, ye who enter here. Once again, under the direction of Guy Ritchie and as embodied by Robert Downey Jr., the legendary detective Sherlock Holmes shakes off his tweedy cobwebs and gets down, dirty, and flat-out physical in Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows. Centered around the inevitable confrontation between Holmes and the formidable criminal mastermind Professor Moriarty (Jared Harris) -- with world-wide stakes -- the film takes the consulting detective and his steadfast friend Dr. Watson (Jude Law), plus Noomi Rapace as a self-reliant gypsy, on an epic tale of murder, conspiracy and life-or-death chess games.

Come join Cinefantastique Online's Steve Biodrowski, Lawrence French and Dan Persons as they weigh the merits and demerits of this further retooling of a literary classic. Also: Dan delivers his opinion on the new documentary, Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel. Plus: What's coming in theaters.