Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows is unmistakably the second film in director Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes franchise.  I suppose it’s hard to fault it on that level, but that’s also the reason it took me so long to see the movie.  Don’t get me wrong, I liked the first Sherlock Holmes.  It’s just hard … Continue reading

Due Date

I’m going to spare you the Planes, Trains and Automobiles comparisons floating around about Due Date since it was announced. (Wait, so you’re saying Hollywood likes to reuse working formulas?  You don’t say.) Still, Due Date works, for the most part.  Butch and Sundance?  Not quite.  Dumb and Dumber?  Not quite that, either — but … Continue reading

Movie Review: Iron Man 2

I realize I’m in the minority when I say Iron Man was my favorite superhero movie from the summer of 2008.  No matter your preference, it’s hard to deny that Iron Man and The Dark Knight were near-perfect compliments to one another.  Whereas The Dark Knight was dark and brooding, Iron Man was an intelligent … Continue reading