Friday, December 25, 2009

LA Times on SHERLOCK HOLMES: 'Solid, entertaining, not transcendent'

Opening in cinemas today, Sherlock Holmes (2009) stars Robert Downey, Jr. as Sherlock Holmes and Jude Law as Dr. John Watson. The film is directed by Guy Ritchie. After a string of brutal, ritualistic murders, Holmes and Watson uncover the killer -- the unrepentant Lord Blackwood. As his scheduled hanging approaches, Blackwood warns Holmes that death has no power over him -- and after his execution, Blackwood seems to return from the dead. His apparent resurrection panics London and confounds Scotland Yard -- but to Holmes, the game is afoot ...

Los Angeles Times film reviewer Kenneth Turan gives his take on the new movie:

Related links:
Detectives: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's SHERLOCK HOLMES
Sherlock Holmes: The Trailer
All Aboard For Murder: 10 Mysteries and Thrillers On Trains (Hercule Poirot, Sherlock Holmes, James Bond)
Sherlock Holmes Was Wrong
Beating Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock Holmes: Don't Call It A Comeback
Sherlock Holmes and Miss Marple
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Die Laughing: Funny Crime and Mystery Fiction


A woman with a complicated past returns home to become the small town's new sheriff. Best Mann For The Job is by the writer/artist team of Chris and Erica Well. Read it from the beginning at Watch the trailer on YouTube.