As I reread all 60 original stories by Arthur Conan Doyle, I realized that Holmes cracks problems with a method more accessible than I thought. In fact, you could call his approach the Seven-Step Solution.
Ironman/Tony Stark: He's the guy everyone calls on in a pinch -- and he'll always come to the rescue, but he wants the glory for doing it, and he has no intention of sharing the spotlight. It's his way or the highway, and you're never going to mean more to him than his favorite suit.
Joss Whedon is once again doing the honors as writer/director, but is this next installment a fitting follow-up to the justifiably praised first film? Check out my review by clicking on the player or right-clicking the link to download.
Avengers: Age of Ultron is the number one film in the world, and the MovieFilm gang is here to offer our thoughts on the long-awaited, much-anticipated superhero sequel from Marvel Studios.
These feel like cinematic end times -- not in terms of Hollywood movies (that horse is already out of the barn), but in the pack-mentality, "hey, it's good enough" approach of critics to the colossus that bestrides summer movies, otherwise known as the Marvel Universe.
The film takes a performance by the impossibly charismatic James Spader, and purposes it in service of an impossibly dull CGI automaton. It's a bit perplexing that Ultron manages to get so much right except for the very villain whose name is in the title.
In this episode of Nicholas Snow Live, Leslie Jordan of Will & Grace fame, talks about that time he was in jail with the Iron Man himself, Robert Downey, Jr.
In a movie year marked by a raft of famous genre franchises, the Marvelverse is set once again to lead the way. What Marvel calls its interlocking "Marvel Cinematic Universe" features the return of the Avengers, and a quirky new title, Ant-Man, coming on July 17.
Where to start with Robert Downey Jr? He's fought drugs and depression and is now the star of the Iron Man franchise and the highest paid actor in Hollywood. Robert Downey Jr is going from strength to strength having turned 50 this week.
Julian Chambliss is a professor at Rollins College and has edited a fun to read academic book on Superheroes called Age of Heroes, Eras of Men. I spoke to Chambliss about his book, now available in paperback.
"A theme I'm obsessed with is the tension between human nature and the frameworks designed to curb the worst and promote the best of it."
The hot trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron just dropped, and we unpack it, as well as the news that Robert Downey Jr. signing to appear in more Marvel films, and DC's overloaded slate of superhero movies.
Promotion has always been a forte for Robert Downey Jr. so it comes as no surprise that he picked up quickly on social media. He's also a smart business man who sees this opportunity for what it is--a global trend that will not be ignored. Robert Downey Jr. is, as usual, a futurist.
The Judge is the first film from Team Downey, the production company founded by longtime Hollywood producer Susan Downey and her husband, highest-paid actor in the world Robert Downey, Jr.
"He's the most exciting actor I've ever worked with. His ideas are limitless, his enthusiasm is infectious, he loves making movies, and he makes you love the process with him."
As any Freudian will tell you, father-and-son relationships are mythically fraught. In Robert Downey, Jr.'s new movie, The Judge, he's a killer New Yo...