Friday, March 30, 2012
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Just love the art work though.
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
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Friday, March 23, 2012
Thursday, March 22, 2012
If you are looking for something more cerebral, you may want pick one I reviewed a week or so ago.
The Crack in the Lens is another 'Young Sherlock Holmes' without the Spielberg touches.
The book explores the life of a 17 year old Holmes, and, in it's own way, finds reasons for Sherlock's behavior as an adult, as well as helping to explain why he became a detective. It also tries to explain Holmes hate for Moriarty.
We find Holmes and his two brothers growing up on a Yorkshire estate, in a household controlled by a domineering, inflexible and unimaginative father. His mother only floats around the edges of the book.
We find him close to his brothers, and well like by most within the story.
It is of course somewhat of a love story, hence the reference to Young Sherlock Holmes.
With the exception of part of the book near the end, the book moves well.
The author handles life on an estate well.
You will not spend a lot of time analyzing and discussing this book, but sometimes that's OK. My favorite thing about the book is that it makes Holmes out to be a Yorkshire man. I enjoyed it for what it was worth and I am looking forward to her other upcoming Holmes books.
Monday, March 19, 2012
Sherlock: Bad News – New Series Not Filming Until 2013
So it is quite a treat that I was given permission to reproduce some of the layout sketches from Tom and Jerry meet Sherlock Holmes.
Thank you Frederick Gardner !
Saturday, March 17, 2012
Friday, March 16, 2012
- Michael York as Sherlock Holmes
- Malcolm McDowell as Professor James Moriarty
- John Rhys-Davies as Doctor Watson
- Grey DeLisle as Red, parody to Irene Adler
- Jeff Bergman as Butch the Bulldog, Droopy
- Phil LaMarr as Spike, Policeman
- Greg Ellis as Tin, Sergeant
- Jess Harnell as Pam, Brett Jeremy
- Richard McGonagle as Ali, First Policeman
- Kath Soucie as Tuffy
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
The book was very well written with a style that easily could have been Holmes' own hand.
And although it does handle three small mysteries, they are not the focus of the book. They are used more as a tool to explain things that are now going on in his life.
The book did run a little slow in a couple spots, and only on pages 198 and 199 did go unnecessarily astray.
For the most part, author did not fall into the often happens state of trying to shock the readers with revelations about Holmes that loyal readers would find offensive.
The conclusions are acceptable and Cullin seems very fond of the subject.
The book examines what it could have been like for Sherlock to be facing the last years of his life, very alone, with all the people he held dear gone.
The author also handles the deaths of Mrs. Hudson and Watson with grace and dignity.
It really makes you hope Holmes found some happiness in the years between his retirement and the year this book takes place.
P.S. The movie about this book is the one that Ben Kingsley my star in.
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Jonny Lee Miller,of the CBS upcoming American version of a modern Holmes, 'Elementary,'?
In Elementary, Holmes is a former consultant to Scotland Yard. Holmes is an addict and travels to New York City to attend a rehab center and stays on in Brooklyn with "sober companion" Joan Watson
Actress Lucy Liu to be first female sidekick for Sherlock Holmes:
Britain's The Telegraph reported the 43-year-old Charlie's Angels star will become the first woman ever to play the character in Elementary - a modern take of Holmes' exploits set in present-day New York.
Actor John Lee Miller plays the title character opposite Liu.
American network CBS will launch the pilot soon. The show includes 'big-budget reworking' of original Sherlock Holmes plots and is also the fourth such recent rebirth of the London detective in popular culture.
The first two were movies starring Robert Downey Jr and then there was the BBC show starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman.
Monday, March 12, 2012
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Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Sunday, May 6, 2012 at 9pm ETA Scandal in BelgraviaPicking up from season 1's gripping cliff-hanger, the whip-smart dominatrix Irene Adler (Lara Pulver, True Blood) takes on Sherlock in a game he is ill-prepared to fight...love.
Sunday, May 13, 2012 at 9pm ETThe Hounds of BaskervilleSherlock and Watson track a gigantic hound to Baskerville, where the military is conducting top-secret experiments. But whether demonic or dubious, something is stalking the moors...
Sunday, May 20, 2012 at 9pm ETThe Reichenbach FallStealing the crown jewels is just a prelude for the unhinged criminal mastermind, Jim Moriarty (Andrew Scott, Lennon Naked), when he poses the diabolical and inescapable "final problem" to Sherlock.
Sherlock, Season 1 Special Encore PresentationThe game is (back) on! In a special encore presentation on January 15, 22 & 29, 2012 at 10pm, Masterpiece mystery! presents season 1 of Sherlock. Relive the clever banter and superhuman deductions. Watch full episodes online for a limited period starting the Monday after broadcast!
8 unconventional Sherlock Holmes adaptationsBy The Week's Editorial Staff | The Week – Wed, Feb 29, 2012
Elementary will be set in present-day New York City. Its Holmes, just returned from rehab, is consulting for the NYPD and living with "sober companion" Watson. Jane Watson, that is, a former surgeon whose license was revoked after the death of a patient. The casting of Liu as Watson is enough to make you "slap your head in despair," says Stuart Heritage at the U.K.'s Guardian. The gender reversal will completely "cancel out the asexual ambiguity of Sherlock's character." How long before a romantic relationship blooms between the central characters, wonders Joe Cunningham at Indie Wire? "Maybe we'll finally see Holmes and Watson going at it."
2. Sherlock (2010)
Another modernization attempt, BBC's Sherlock, which airs on PBS in the U.S., has the duo solving crime in 21st century London. Like the literary character, Watson is injured from war service, only in this case, he sustained the injury in Afghanistan fighting in the post-9/11 invasion. That and other contemporary references (think smartphones) make "so much sense" and translate seamlessly, says Alyssa Rosenberg at The Atlantic, creating a series that is at once unmistakably Doylian and fittingly modern.
3. Sherlock Holmes (2009) and Game of Shadows (2011)
In Guy Ritchie's high-octane, special-effects-and-fight-scenes adaptations of Sherlock Holmes, Robert Downey Jr. plays "literature's greatest detective as a sort of self-loathing action hero," says Bill Goodykoontz at The Arizona Republic. He's a bare-knuckle boxer with six pack abs. And yet, because Downey has a blast in the "rock and roll" role, audiences do too. Not so fast, says Michael O'Sullivan at The Washington Post. "Ritchie and company try so hard to make sure this isn't your father's Sherlock Holmes that it comes across as, well, cartoonish."
4. House (2004)
Astute fans of Fox's medical drama House who notice similarities between Hugh Laurie's smarmy Dr. House, with his penchant for brilliant diagnoses, and Sherlock Holmes are right on the money. The show's creator, David Shore, has gone on record saying that Dr. House was directly inspired by Holmes. Both are experts in their fields brought in when cases prove too difficult for other investigators to solve, and are roommates with their right-hand men (in House's case, it's Dr. Wilson). The similarities extend so far that Dr. House's apartment number 221B is the same as Holmes'.
5. Sherlock: Case of Evil (2002)
In the 2002 made-for-TV movie Sherlock: Case of Evil, the titular detective — here, a womanizing, drug-addicted, self-involved 28-year-old — is far younger than in most other adaptations. And, as played by actor James D'Arcy, he "appears closer to 18," says Mystery File. Portraying "a sexy Sherlock Holmes" is certainly a risk, says Laura Fries at Variety. But by ditching the character's dowdy checkered hat and pipe, and revamping his stodgy reputation, this "slick and sophisticated" movie ultimately succeeds.
Lucy Liu isn't the first Jane Watson to join Sherlock on his investigations. In the 1987 TV movie The Return of Sherlock Holmes, actress Margaret Colin played a different Jane, in this case the great-granddaughter of the famed Dr. Watson. When attempting to sell her ancestor's estate, she stumbles upon a hidden basement housing a cryogenic capsule with a man inside. After thawing the body, she discovers that the man is, in fact, Sherlock Holmes. Reanimated in the '80s, Holmes joins Watson on a few investigations. Considering the world didn't end when a woman assisted Holmes that time, says Sarah Anne Hughes at The Washington Post, perhaps we should reserve judgment on Liu.
1985's Young Sherlock Holmes offers a meet-cute scenario for the legendary partners. A young John Watson is shipped off to boarding school, where he meets and befriends Sherlock Holmes, a bizarre and brilliant fellow student. The two begin investigating a series of local murders. "It's the origin story for the world's first consulting detective that Conan Doyle was never considerate enough to write for us," says MaryAnn Johnson at Flick Filosopher. Unfortunately, this "exquisite idea," says Common Sense, yielded a "mediocre result."
In Without a Clue, Ben Kingsley plays Dr. Watson, who, in this case, is the brilliant one. Not wanting to draw attention to his own sleuthing skills, he hires an actor to play "Sherlock Holmes," the face of their crime-solving operation. Michael Caine plays the actor/Holmes, and "it's impossible not to derive some pleasure out of Caine and Kingsley's effortless chemistry," says David Nusair at Reel Film. Vincent Canby at The New York Times, on the other hand, calls the film "an appallingly witless sendup," arguing that the very premise of the flick "wouldn't support a five-minute revue" — much less a full-fledged movie.
Monday, March 5, 2012
Sunday, March 4, 2012
Saturday, March 3, 2012
April 13 The Empty House/The Final Problem/Great Hiatus
May 4 The Norwood Builder
June 1 The Bruce-Partington Plans
July 6 The Veiled Lodger
August 3 The Sussex Vampire
September 7 The Missing Three-Quarter
October 5 The Abbey Grange
November 2 The Devil's Foot
December 7 The Dancing Men