Sherlock Holmes 2

Guy Ritchie’s second foray into the world of Sherlock Holmes, in Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, opens with a bang. The first question one should ask about a sequel is if it lives up to the first one (actually, the first question should be whether or not to make a sequel). A Game of Shadows definitely lives…
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Second Chances

In recent years, I have come to have a great appreciation for Robert Downey, Jr.  He’s had to deal with a lot of issues, but he’s come out on top.  He even spent time in jail (or was it prison?). Downey’s early fame seemed to go to his head, as it does with many celebrities,…
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I’m Thinking Robert Downey Should Have A Cameo In The Next Star Trek

I occasionally tour the "old releases" section of places like Blockbuster because I never know what I might find.  I recently came across a 2007 movie Charlie Bartlett.  I picked it up mostly because it had Anton Yelchin, who was charming as Chekov in Star Trek, and Robert Downey, Jr. who has become a fascinating…
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Why I Think Sherlock Holmes Is Awesome

I recently watched Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes again, and enjoyed it just as much as an in-theater viewing. The movie is not much like the stories written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, of which I’ve read quite a few. Doyle’s Holmes is obsessive, clever, silent, morose, and unstoppable. Ritchie’s Holmes is manic, obsessive, depressive, brutal…
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Ah, Iron Man, How Thou Are Appealing

Since Iron Man was such a hit, Iron Man 2 is bound to be initially popular because it brings back the same main characters. Many sequels don’t have much to sell, so they jam them full of action and ignore plot holes.  Iron Man 2, however, takes an interesting, contemplative turn.  Of course there’s action!…
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