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

Weekly DVD Rundown

Pretty short list this week, but there’s some quality there. Worth a rental: An Education (Lone Scherfig, 2009) With Carey Mulligan, Peter Sarsgaard, Alfred Molina and many more. This film earned itself a spot on my “best of ’09” list, so needless to say I enjoyed it.  I would go as far as saying that … Continue reading

Movie Review: Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes is undoubtedly the biggest film Guy Ritchie has made to date.  Some might view it as a departure from his usual British gangster fare, but I see it as the ideal Guy Ritchie movie.  Sherlock Holmes is the movie he was born to make. After years of hovering just below the surface of … Continue reading

A Christmas Day Dilemma

It has become somewhat of a tradition in my family to go see a movie on Christmas Day.  The choice is usually easy, as we typically end up seeing whatever movie Will Smith has in theaters at the time (past movies seen on Christmas Day include Ali, The Pursuit of Happiness, and Seven Pounds).  Seeing … Continue reading