I've certainly seen quite a few adaptations of Sherlock Holmes. So I feel as prepared as anyone who is not a member of the Baker Street Irregulars to tackle the wave of Holmesiana that has arrived on DVD.
In music, when a record "breaks," it's a good thing. In Washington, when our government "breaks," it's generally a bad, bad thing. At least that's what I got from Senator Evan Bayh.
Hans Zimmer has scored over 100 films, which collectively have grossed over 13 billion dollars. Never one to rest on past achievements, he continues to push himself.
The Golden Globe awards are often the best of the awards shows, because they're more freewheeling and it appears no one really takes them seriously.
Robert Downey Jr. won the award for Best Actor in a Movie Abomination for pretending to play Sherlock Holmes. These awards really are meaningless. He shouldn't be rewarded for that film; he should be punished.
IMAX has finally confirmed that Jon Favreau's Iron Man sequel will be debuting on May 7th in both regular 35mm and IMAX formats.
All the glitz pf Guy Ritchie's steampunk London makes Holmes's simple deduction powers seem slightly mundane. And that's the plot's real problem.
In just two-and-a-half weeks, Avatar is the fourth-highest grossing film of all time worldwide.
The fact the movie is titled Sherlock Holmes really has no relevance to its content and could just as easily have been titled Sherl and John's Excellent Adventure.
James Cameron's Avatar easily took the box office crown for the second weekend in a row. Dropping an almost insignificant 2.6%, the sci-fi epic has now amassed $212 million in ten days.
If Guy Ritchie and producer Joel Silver (whose ham-handed fingerprints are all over this film) wanted to make a James Bond film set in Victorian times, why call him Sherlock Holmes? Why not Terlock Scones? Merlock Bones? Parkway Homes?
Don't Ask. Don't Tell. That's the policy studio Warner Brothers was hoping for as it rolls out its massive media campaign leading up to the Christmas day opening of Sherlock Holmes.
The much anticipated and debated (amongst film nerds at least) Avatar debuted this weekend with $73 million. One thing we learned this weekend: never, ever bet against James Cameron.
If you had a scene that explained away a massive plot hole, wouldn't you keep it in the final film? Stephen Norrington felt otherwise, leaving this breakthrough Marvel-adaptation Blade with a major storytelling gap.
For years, Robert Downey, Jr. has taken impossible roles and made them sing. In Sir Richard Attenborough's Chaplin, he gives a vivid portrait of film legend Charlie Chaplin.
What is worth noting is that all of these male characters are basically users and abusers of their friends, family, and lovers. Yet Bella is attacked in various circles because she allows herself to be abused and used.