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Latest SHERLOCK HOLMES poster debuts online...

Hey folks, Harry here with the latest poster for SHERLOCK HOLMES, that Guy Ritchie - reimagining - of Arthur Conan Doyle's greatest character. No matter what Drew McWeenie says! For me, Sherlock Holmes is the father of Vulcan Logic. However, with all the fragility of an ambitious human being. The rumors on the project are pretty golden. Everyone that I know inside Warner Brothers are ecstatic with the film - and I have to say... between this and A CHRISTMAS CAROL and February's WOLFMAN... Victorian England is giving us a run for our money. If only Guillermo Del Toro were shooting his script for LIST OF 7 for the best follow-up ever. Sigh. Oh well. Here's the poster, click it to see CINEMATICAL's full size version!

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  • Oct. 26, 2009, 11:04 p.m. CST


    by lockesbrokenleg

    Did Harry sell the site?

  • Oct. 26, 2009, 11:06 p.m. CST

    Fuck you

    by Jews4Jesus


  • Oct. 26, 2009, 11:06 p.m. CST


    by Pacino86845

  • Oct. 26, 2009, 11:07 p.m. CST

    Jocks4Jesus - go back to

    by lockesbrokenleg

  • Oct. 26, 2009, 11:09 p.m. CST

    Why is that guy standing in front of Holmes?

    by Flim Springfield

  • Oct. 26, 2009, 11:10 p.m. CST


    by TheWaqman

    shite doesn't interest me one bit. Jude Law looks like an alright Watson though. I think I'll check this out on DVD.

  • Oct. 26, 2009, 11:11 p.m. CST

    The guy in front of Holmes?

    by TheWaqman

    Oh that's just some crazy bum.

  • Oct. 26, 2009, 11:13 p.m. CST

    Hey Waqman, whats up dude? Im hoping

    by southafricanguy

    this will be good as I am actually a fan of Holmes. But I just dont trust Ritchie. Plus Im still trying to understand why the fuck Harry likes the script, which I read (albeit a slightly older version, but I recognize everything in the trailer, so it cant have been changed by much).

  • Oct. 26, 2009, 11:15 p.m. CST

    Where is his pipe?


  • Oct. 26, 2009, 11:15 p.m. CST

    This movie will suck...

    by tensticks

    ...worse than anything that has ever sucked beffore. Except Watchmen. Fuck this shit. Fuck American actors playing British icons. It can only work in the other direction. And fuck bringing a "modern sensibility" to classiics and justifying it with complicated rationalizations ("Holmes was a martial artist in a way already, we just developed it...") Fuck it all. May this thing absolutely flop.

  • Oct. 26, 2009, 11:16 p.m. CST


    by blakindigo

  • Oct. 26, 2009, 11:17 p.m. CST

    the villain comes across like a cartoon

    by southafricanguy

    character, and his plan is so damn cliched (its basically the same as the villain from Shanghai Knights), and we have seen it so many times now. Also, it is very dumbed down, I knew the answers behind the films "mystery" long before hOLMES did. Now maybe its just me but the audiance being ahead of Holmes is the ultimate no-no imho...

  • Oct. 26, 2009, 11:17 p.m. CST

    His pipe? It's with this films credibility.

    by MacReady452

  • Oct. 26, 2009, 11:18 p.m. CST

    Fucking Ugly Poster

    by Autodidact

    That is one fugly fucked up design-by-committee piece of shit.

  • Oct. 26, 2009, 11:20 p.m. CST

    Sup southafricanguy...

    by TheWaqman

    I loved Conan Doyle's books and it's unrealistic to expect to get a movie out those these days. They want something like POTC. I'm just unhappy that Ritchie is directing and the fact that they gave the role of an American. Also Rachel McAdams playing Brit? Fuck that shit. Natalie Portman's accent from V for Vendetta still gives me nightmares.

  • Oct. 26, 2009, 11:21 p.m. CST

    Yeah and this reminds me alot of Shanghai Knights

    by TheWaqman

  • Oct. 26, 2009, 11:22 p.m. CST

    That is hideous!

    by viola123


  • Oct. 26, 2009, 11:23 p.m. CST

    Looks Familiar

    by leralpunk

    Remind anyone of those Wild Wild West posters? Just sayin...

  • Oct. 26, 2009, 11:25 p.m. CST

    Downey Jr looks ZERO like Sherlock Holmes

    by Seth Brundle

    terribly miscast

  • Oct. 26, 2009, 11:34 p.m. CST

    There's a LIST of 7 script?!

    by Muz

    Someone: MAKE THIS HAPPEN! Now. ...I'll wait.

  • Oct. 26, 2009, 11:37 p.m. CST

    Everytime I see RDJ's getup in this

    by MacReady452

    I feel like he is about to pull a rabbit out of his hat, or a dick out of his ass. Hey, where is DickInAss? Can't get to the keyboard right now? Must be Prime-dick in ass-time.

  • Oct. 26, 2009, 11:37 p.m. CST

    Wait…Mark Frost's "List of 7"?

    by blakindigo

    I never finished it—I think someone 'borrowed' it a while back. It seemed very cool at the time. Anybody know the name of the second book?

  • Oct. 26, 2009, 11:42 p.m. CST

    Hhhhmmmm. The Tron poster is gone.

    by MacReady452

    someone must have gotten a talking to me thinks.

  • Oct. 26, 2009, 11:44 p.m. CST

    The Master Control Program must have deleted the TRON poster TB.

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    Let's hope it deleted lockesbrokenleg as well. Heh.

  • Oct. 26, 2009, 11:48 p.m. CST


    by Muz

    The second book is called "The Six Messiahs." It wasn't as good as the first, I thought, but still good.

  • Oct. 26, 2009, 11:48 p.m. CST

    Not sure what to think of Ritchie's SHERLOCK HOLMES just yet.

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    But if Alan Ford has any chance of portraying Professor Moriarty like Brick Top...then I'm so fucking there.

  • Oct. 26, 2009, 11:49 p.m. CST

    Tron story taken down. DENIED!

    by lockesbrokenleg

  • Oct. 26, 2009, 11:49 p.m. CST

    Thanks Muz—Need to get my copy back from the '90's

    by blakindigo

    I'll check Amazon.

  • Oct. 26, 2009, 11:50 p.m. CST

    Lol 2 talkbacks, 2 awful posters. And ainitcool is a joke

    by supercowbell5THECOWBELLHASSPOKEN

    Deleted articles, deleted accounts for speaking foul about harrys hollywood friends, and embargos run rampan. Nowdays. Eh. I'll deal with it.

  • Oct. 26, 2009, 11:52 p.m. CST

    Eh? What just happened?

    by blakindigo

    What happened to the Tron thread?

  • Oct. 26, 2009, 11:54 p.m. CST

    Could someon please explain to me what this movie

    by Coughlins Laws

    has at all to do with Sherlock Holmes? I don't see how this has one single thing in common with Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's work. If you're going to be this radically different, why not just start your own mythos? Why do you have to steal the name of someone else's work just to get notice for your film and then dishonor it by having nothing in common with the source material?

  • Oct. 26, 2009, 11:54 p.m. CST

    Does anyone know...

    by codymr

    if this is based on any particular Conan Doyle story or are they just using his characters?

  • Oct. 26, 2009, 11:59 p.m. CST

    Hey everybody what's Sherlock Holmes?

    by mraig

    Kind of looks like a ripoff of that show House. They even ripped off the name (Holmes-homes-House) and I don't know who this "Watson" character is but he's clearly a ripoff of House's friend Wilson. Plus House is always solving medical mysteries, and I guess this guy is like a detective or something? Anyway it just seems an awful lot like House. Except this will probably have more explosions so it will be better I guess.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 12:02 a.m. CST

    This will overshadow Avatar

    by estacado1

    like D9 did with the Avatar trailer. Visually appealing, intelligent and action packed. But I'm watching both on opening day.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 12:03 a.m. CST

    So they really are queering this thing up

    by BoRock_A_Boomer

    The end of Sherlock Holmes as thinking people have known him

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 12:04 a.m. CST

    Well, that's generic

    by Tall_Boy66

    How inspired.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 12:04 a.m. CST

    Holmes for the Holiday

    by TheUmpireStrokesBach

    What the Fuck?

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 12:05 a.m. CST

    Where's his Sherlock Holmes hat?


  • Oct. 27, 2009, 12:08 a.m. CST

    D9 overshadowed Avatar trailer

    by hippie_killer

    No shit, Sherlock. That's because one was a movie, and the other was a butt fucking trailer.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 12:11 a.m. CST

    Looks like

    by Bruce of all Trades


  • Oct. 27, 2009, 12:13 a.m. CST

    Where's that Dick in Ass guy?

    by lockesbrokenleg

    He missed a thread?

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 12:15 a.m. CST


    by Keanu Gives

    As the sidekick. Lets face it, his best roles have always been as the second guy. GATTACA, RIPLEY...

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 12:18 a.m. CST


    by Gwai Lo

    Don't forget Road to Perdition

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 12:20 a.m. CST

    "HOLMES FOR THE HOLIDAY" ...really?

    by ThePorkChopExpress

    That's the best they've got? I am very excited for this movie, but hopefully a better team put it together than the one that came up with that tag line. Bit too 'Home Alone' for me...

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 12:23 a.m. CST

    It looks as faithful as any other S H movie.

    by The Dark Shite

    The character we know from the other movies isn't much like the one in the books. <p> & as some people may know, both he & Watson were pretty tough in the books. Holmes was also an addict & NEVER wore a Deer stalker hat, as far as I recall.<p> As for people complaining about his fighting etc, I posted a link on here ages ago, about his fictional baritsu fighting style. It was based on a real martial art of the time called Bartitsu. You can find loads of old pics online. It was real & pretty brutal stuff. <p> I suppose it's like Bond though. People are so used to the movie version, that a genuine representation of the literary character wouldn't work. Maybe this won't either, but it doesn't seem to be any less like the novels than the others.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 12:24 a.m. CST

    Not that I'm knocking Home Alone

    by ThePorkChopExpress

    Just the tag line

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 12:31 a.m. CST

    Didn't Holmes 'fix' his addiction?

    by blakindigo

    Anyone know?

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 12:33 a.m. CST

    This movie is going to blow, wrong tone for Sherlock Holmes.

    by ganymede3010

    Maybe Downey can breath some life into this snoozer of a franchise.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 12:33 a.m. CST

    Dark Shite...

    by Dreamwriter

    ...but in the books Holmes was noted to be very fastidious and tidy, whereas in the trailer it's noted that he has poor personal hygiene. And sure, he *could* defend himself, but the trailer made such a big deal about it the movie is obviously an action movie, whereas I wouldn't consider any of the books about "action".

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 12:35 a.m. CST

    Doctor Who

    by Lyghthouse

    Anyone else think RDJ looks like he's about to jump into the TARDIS and fight Cybermen?

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 12:37 a.m. CST

    Worst Holmes ever

    by SmokingRobot

    My God, did ANYONE involved in this travesty ever actually READ the stories?

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 12:39 a.m. CST

    Lyghthouse - LOL

    by blakindigo

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 12:43 a.m. CST

    its definatly Holmes as an action hero, with

    by southafricanguy

    the intellect turned way down. But thats the reality guys, Holmes films are nt exactly blockbusters are they? I dont think a modern audiance would sit through a faithful adaptation of the books. So they have to POTC it up. I think it will probably do fairly well and appeal to a younger audiance, but real Holmes fans (especially of the books) will most likely hate this....

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 12:44 a.m. CST

    again the script is pretty weak, I can email it

    by southafricanguy

    to anyone if you want when I have time, You can judge for yourselves....

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 12:45 a.m. CST


    by blakindigo

    —did Holmes cure his addiction in the books?

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 12:47 a.m. CST

    As the other dude said how ridiculous can

    by southafricanguy

    you get comparing an actual released film playing in theatres to a teaser trailer for a film that, despite the delusional crowd here that think its "overhyped", is almost completely unknown outside the film geek circles (90% of the film going audiance). That Avatar is in 3D alone will ensure that it makes more money than Holmes due to higher ticket prices and the simple fact that 3D films have way longer legs, and way lower second week drop-offs.....

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 12:48 a.m. CST

    blackindigo....hey dude, whats up? Im sorry

    by southafricanguy

    but im the wrong person to ask as I have only read a few of the books, and I am by no means an expert (I just like the character)....

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 12:50 a.m. CST

    tentsticks....that is nt fair my friend. You cant

    by southafricanguy

    have it both ways. If Americans cant play iconic British characters then it s not fair to expect British actors to be allowed to play American icons like Batman. It either goes both ways, or it does nt happen at all...

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 12:56 a.m. CST

    I hear you. I'll guess I'll have to brush up on my Holmes

    by blakindigo

    Wait, that didn't come out right.<br><br>Anyway, I'll see this, but "Avatar" comes first.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 1:01 a.m. CST

    trailer looks like a wanna be Pirates

    by Spazatronik2000

    except no pirates and no Depp. Maybe kids will like it, I think it looks dumb.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 1:01 a.m. CST

    Funny how Brent Spiner played Holmes and Scrooge

    by lockesbrokenleg

    on Star Trek, and now these same characters are in movies this Christmas. Weird.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 1:10 a.m. CST

    I get what you mean Dreamwriter & southafricanguy..

    by The Dark Shite

    It DOES look a bit action hero-ish. But that's the age we live in. I made a comparison with Bond earlier (neither Bond nor Holmes have been truly portrayed like the literary version). I think another similarity is the pacing etc. <p> I watched Thunderball the other day & it was SO slow. Watching the underwater fight scenes was like watching paint dry. I'm sure back in the 60's it was exciting, but unfortunately, we live in the age of the short attention span.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 1:11 a.m. CST

    Lol 2 talkbacks, 2 awful posters. And ainitcool is a joke

    by supercowbell5THECOWBELLHASSPOKEN

    Deleted articles, deleted accounts for speaking foul about harrys hollywood friends, and embargos run rampan. Nowdays. Eh. I'll deal with it.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 1:20 a.m. CST

    The Dark Shite

    by lockesbrokenleg

    You thought Thunderball was slow? Aren't you the asshole who thinks Conan the Barbarian is a good movie?

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 1:23 a.m. CST

    so is this one real, though?

    by BadMrWonka

    since the Tron one has magically disappeared...

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 1:25 a.m. CST

    from dark to lite, from reboot to parody

    by theplant

    this mOVIE stinks SUCKAGE bigtime. It's bound to BOMB.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 1:28 a.m. CST


    by Ogmios_the_Eloquent

    big time. still got my hopes high though.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 1:28 a.m. CST

    lockesbrokenleg—You don't like the 1st "Conan"?

    by blakindigo

    What's not to like? Even the giant snake is cool.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 1:33 a.m. CST

    I saw it a LONG time ago. I don't remember it

    by lockesbrokenleg

    I remember James Earl Jones, that's about it.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 1:42 a.m. CST

    Listen to you guys...

    by Alec.Eiffel

    praddling on like you know what the fuck you are talking about. I can tell that most of you 'purists' have never read any of Doyle's stories. Holmes is supposed to be somewhat of a slob, Watson is constantly describing his/their apartment as being an incredible mess. He's mentioned as being an accomplished boxer and general tough guy many times. He's a huge smart ass. For once Holmes and Watson have (very close to) age appropriate casting. He was never supposed to be addicted to cocaine, he just used it recreationally when he was bored. Plus, the character that Rachel McAdams is playing is American.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 1:50 a.m. CST


    by blakindigo

    The addiction thing always seemed kind of strange to me, but if he was 'a slob' (by Watson's definition) it seems plausible. I know he was always a bit smarmy and sarcastic—seems like he had a superiority complex (although Watson seemed kind of prudish by today's standards).

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 1:50 a.m. CST got the wrong guy, you fuck up.

    by The Dark Shite

    Can you do anything right? <p> No, I'm not the "asshole" who thinks Conan's a good movie. I'm the asshole who wishes he gave you the broken leg. <p> Maybe I would like Conan.I can't remember, as I haven't seen it since I was 10 or something, which is why I've NEVER talked about Conan here. NOT EVEN ONCE. <p> If you're gonna try to insult someone, at least get the person right.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 1:56 a.m. CST

    The Dark Shite - LMFAO

    by blakindigo

    Fucking gold. 1000 internets to you.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 2:07 a.m. CST

    The Dark Shite - sure thing asshole

    by lockesbrokenleg

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 2:11 a.m. CST

    Great comeback, genius.

    by The Dark Shite

    Really. <p> Still doesn't change the fact that you got the wrong guy. You're like the retarded version of Tommy Lee Jones' U.S Marshall, chasing me to the waterfall of pure fucking stupidity.<p>

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 2:13 a.m. CST

    Anyway, are you gonna see this? Lockes? Dark Shite?

    by blakindigo

    What do you think of the trailer?

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 2:15 a.m. CST

    RDJ is pretty good. I'll see it

    by lockesbrokenleg

    Even though The Soloist blew.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 2:15 a.m. CST

    I'll see it on DVD maybe.

    by The Dark Shite

    Not a fan of Guy Richie.<p> By the way, I've seen you on here for ages & only just realised your name's blakindigo. <p> I always read it as "Black dingo" :-).

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 2:20 a.m. CST

    Where's Megan Fox when you need her?

    by Gorgomel

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 2:22 a.m. CST

    "Black Dingo stole my baby!"

    by blakindigo

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 2:23 a.m. CST

    It looks like the DVD cover.

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    BIG LOB.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 2:26 a.m. CST

    I'm a huge Holmes fan and...

    by JuanSanchez

    this isn't Holmes. It isn't homes, but - I'll be damned if it doesn't look fun. I just need to separate it from Holmes in my mind.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 2:28 a.m. CST

    a lame ass tagline for a lameass poster

    by SmokeAlarm

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 2:28 a.m. CST

    Will this be the DVD cover?

    by andrew coleman

    Because it looks like a straight to DVD cover to me. Oh well still seeing it first trailer won me over

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 2:32 a.m. CST

    Is it just me - or do these two look like the biggest fags

    by Professor_Monster

    in the world? Like maybe this movie will be bg with the poofs. - That said - Downey Jr should play Freddie Mercury if they ever do his life story.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 2:39 a.m. CST

    Depp looks more like Mercury, but I'm so sick of him

    by JuanSanchez

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 2:46 a.m. CST

    Depp? Huh? I don't get it JuanSanchez…

    by blakindigo

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 2:58 a.m. CST

    Look at ye olde product in RDJ's hair.

    by gingerella

    What a beautific lustre! Pray tell me the name of this exquisite elixir and from which shoppe might I acquire some?

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 3:02 a.m. CST


    by yodalovesyou

    Can all you people that have already written this movie off do us all a massive favor... Don't bother watching the film. Ever. If you've already made up your mind before you see it, don't waste your time watching it.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 3:16 a.m. CST

    In the immortal words of Lt. Frank Drebin

    by ominus


  • Oct. 27, 2009, 3:17 a.m. CST

    Two fucks standing and staring

    by TakingScorpiosCalls

    FUCK THIS piece of shit cock ass fuck balls motherfucker.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 3:22 a.m. CST

    southafricanguy i can say that i had the

    by ominus

    same problem with Doyles original stories.In most of the cases,i could figure out the mystery,even from the start of the story. <p>Sherlock's mysteries are not that complicated or illogical,there are like made for children,simple problems with obvious but complex enough to fascinate kids. <p>Imho Agatha Cristie was the better one in crafting great mysteries,although some may claim that she cheated a bit,since she threw important information only at the end of the story,which changed everything that we learned during the story. <p>anyway,i believe RDJ will have enough charisma and good chemistry with Law,to at least save the movie from its mediocrity.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 3:23 a.m. CST

    obvious= obvious outcoming

    by ominus

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 3:25 a.m. CST

    Holmes for the Holiday???

    by ominus

    omfg now i noticed of the most stupid taglines i have ever seen.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 3:29 a.m. CST

    Going to dip my toe in the Thames

    by Tyrion's Tyrannical Todger

    Got an awful feeling that this is going to be as smelly as the River Thames at the turn of the century. Going to give it a chance. There are bazillions of more sombre adaptations out there. Perhaps this will be a pleasant surprise and not some giant shit-burger.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 3:53 a.m. CST

    Rocky vs Sherlock Holmes

    by ominus

    in a match of wits.Rocky wins since he starts as White in the chess.Holmes dies from drug overdosing since he cant stand his lose from an ex-boxer.the end.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 3:54 a.m. CST

    Still a hideous travesty. And Guy Ritchie is rubbish.

    by Sepulchrave

    Just because he makes his living fluffing heterosexual men with his ridiculous movies, you're willing to accept this metrosexual pssing contest.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 3:59 a.m. CST

    Looking at this in all fairness

    by Continentalop

    On one hand Holmes has long been overdo for a cinematic overhaul: in Doyle's books, he is a drug addict, a expert hand-to-hand combatant (like Shite mentioned), never wore a deer-stalker hat, and Watson was pretty tough too (good with a gun). <P> However, on the other hand, this is by Guy Ritchie, and nothing in this so far shows that it will be a DETECTIVE movie and deal with Holmes intelligence. The ad campaign makes it look like they have just tried to make Holmes "Sexy" and "cool" for a new generation - this looks like DRACULA: 2000 so far. <P> Maybe it will be good, but from what I have seen and with Guy Ritchie's name attached I doubt it.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 4:11 a.m. CST

    blakindigo - Depp, as in Johnny

    by JuanSanchez

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 4:17 a.m. CST

    Who would win?

    by Anything But Tangerines

    Sherlock Holmes versus Robin Hood? It's a serious question. I don't ever remember a crossover event.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 4:30 a.m. CST

    Continentalop, is he really an addict—

    by blakindigo

    —or is his cocaine use more moderate? I can't really remember because I read Doyle so long ago (and at the time I was into "The Lost World" more than Holmes). I do know that Watson was good with his gun. But, did Holmes ever seem unbalanced with his cocaine (or was it opium) use—did it affect his deductive abilities?

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 4:31 a.m. CST

    My confidence in this movie is ZERO

    by AsimovLives

    The trailer is godawful, and the advanced word from fellow AICN geeks who have read the script (like SouthAfricanGuy) doens't inspire any confidence whatsoever. I'm one of those who have been consistently supporting of Guy ritchie, i even liked Revolver, but this Sherlock Holmes movie has all the hints of complete failure. Fucking ass!

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 4:54 a.m. CST

    Lemme guess, RDJ plays Holmes as a witty, loveable jerk

    by ZombieHeathLedger

    oh wait, that´s how he plays all of his roles.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 4:55 a.m. CST

    You guys take this shit too seriously

    by Guy Who Got A Headache And Accidentally Saves The World

    Simmer down assholes

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 5:01 a.m. CST


    by kwisatzhaderach

    Avatar will own all. Guy Ritchie doesn't do intelligent.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 5:02 a.m. CST

    The Dark Shite

    by kwisatzhaderach

    Your Fugitive gag almost made me choke on my cereal. Brilliant.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 5:05 a.m. CST

    Holmes for the holiday

    by kwisatzhaderach

    I wonder what genius marketing exec came up with that one?

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 5:09 a.m. CST


    by dark antifyre

    How unappealing can one shade of green be?

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 5:14 a.m. CST

    a friend of mine did some effects work on this..

    by TinSpider

    And said from what he saw, it wasn't very good.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 5:17 a.m. CST

    NOt even a BliP ON my rAdAr

    by petedrinksduff

    I will not see this movie..

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 5:22 a.m. CST

    stupid stupid stupid stupid stupid stupid stupid

    by Drsambeckett1984

    Cant wait to see the film, but i can tell you i wont be going on christmas day. No one will be. Why not just make it christmas eve??? The dumbest release date of all time.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 5:32 a.m. CST

    Christmas Day Release Date

    by Anything But Tangerines

    Most film touted as "coming this Christmas" usually drop a week or so beforehand. Remember that Christmas is on a Friday this year, so it may even be coincidence. It is probably just another selling tactic to increase memorability and awareness.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 5:34 a.m. CST

    JettL93 says this movie is going to be awesome

    by ominus

    because he contributed a lot to the script.but he is so modest,that he doesnt want to take official credit for it.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 5:37 a.m. CST

    National Lampoon's Sherlock Holme's

    by ominus

    Christmas Vacation.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 5:38 a.m. CST


    by Anything But Tangerines

    I can remember impatiently spending those costco regal movie tickets that jackass thoughtless friends impulse give for Christmas. If it's free, it doesn't matter what hunk of garbage I'm watching as long as it isn't totally offensive. Underworld Evolution rings a bell. So, could be that angle.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 5:57 a.m. CST

    Murder She Wrote: The Movie

    by vadakinX

    Come on. You know you want to see it.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 6 a.m. CST

    very camp

    by barnaby jones

    I guess WB is confident because the only competition it has is Avatar !

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 6:16 a.m. CST

    Screw Avatar and this

    by Anything But Tangerines

    Not only does Nine come out the same day as Avatar, but Parnassus comes out the same day as this. Intelligent counterprogramming!

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 6:36 a.m. CST

    Wild Wild West

    by I AM ROCKO

    This poster reminds me of that film for some reason...

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 6:36 a.m. CST

    Casting Breakdown: Marcus Nispel’s Conan

    by ominus

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 6:38 a.m. CST

    They've certainly donned ye now their gay apparel.

    by ThreeOranges

    Ho ho ho.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 6:52 a.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    Only in an action movie version with lots of shoot ups, explosions and fist-fighting. Jessica Fletcher kicking ass Bruce Willis style!

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 7:03 a.m. CST

    Detecting? Who needs detecting?

    by AsimovLives

    Who needs detecting when you can resolve the cases by shooting and killing people, kicking ass and exploding shit up?

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 7:04 a.m. CST

    Umpire, Porkchop, Kwis...

    by Mr Gorilla

    You are damn right. If HOLMES FOR THE HOLIDAY is the level of wit we are talking about here, I think I'll pass. Whoever had the idea of unleashing Guy Ritchie onto this should be made to suffer.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 7:07 a.m. CST

    "Casting Breakdown: Marcus Nispel’s Conan"

    by AsimovLives

    A Marcus Nispel’s Conan? That's the most depressing movie news since i learned of this year summer's movie line up. Because Marcus Nispel has proved with (Nissan) Pathfinder how skilled and good he is with ancient sword fighting adventure. As in, complete ineptitude. Who are this assclowns who hired that hack? And to make a Conan movie, of all things! FUCKING ASS!!!

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 7:17 a.m. CST

    Mr Gorilla

    by AsimovLives

    I have been an advocate of Guy ritchie, and i say the guy is the most wrong director for a Sherlock Holmes movie short of a Michael Bay or some shit like that. Not because Ritchie is as bad as Bay (nobody is), but because the dude is limited to a certain type. In that type, he's very good. Outside, not so much. Guy Ritchie is wrong for a Holmes movie, and this is me a supporter saying.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 7:17 a.m. CST

    And the trailer is retarded like fuck!

    by AsimovLives

    I want to kick the balls of the mentally challenged idiot who made that fucking trailer. Fucking ass!!!

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 7:23 a.m. CST

    Asimov did u watched the video with the Klingon

    by ominus

    propaganda i posted yesterday? there is a rumor that it is a viral for ST2.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 7:36 a.m. CST

    fuck this

    by doom master

    The only reason Sherlock Holmes is gonna make some bank is because Downey Jr came back into the scene and is making a killing/// otherwise who gives a shit about Sherlock?

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 7:36 a.m. CST

    Nipsey Russell is directing Conan?

    by tonagan

    Will everyone speak in rhyme? Also, I thought he was dead.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 7:42 a.m. CST

    This shit have no chance against AVATAR

    by standundermyumbrella

    In fact it will come in a distant 3rd Cristmas weekend, below Avatar and Alvin.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 7:44 a.m. CST

    Holmes For The Holiday

    by Crow3711

    Fuck that tag.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 7:46 a.m. CST

    Why haven't people started calling this SHINO yet?

    by Knuckleduster

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 7:46 a.m. CST

    Hello Asimov

    by Mr Gorilla

    And, yes!

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 7:50 a.m. CST

    hey Asimov...hows it going my friend?

    by southafricanguy

    You are quite right about Ritchie imho. Did you ever see Swept away a.k.a Vanity project:the movie? No one, and I mean NO-ONE should have to sit through that movie....

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 7:54 a.m. CST

    standundermyumbrella...I agree dude, anyone

    by southafricanguy

    with a brain and any objectivity whatsoever that saw that bad quality video of the new Avatar trailer can see that movie is going to make money. I also see it doing way better than Holmes. But I still think Holmes will do alright, its got RDJ, and it looks entertaining, if not very sherlocky...

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 7:57 a.m. CST

    ominus....I saw that klingon stuff, pretty cool

    by southafricanguy

    actually. Do you really think its viral stuff for ST2? Is nt it a bit too damn soon for that?

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 7:58 a.m. CST

    Portman vs McAdams

    by Mr. Profit

    Someone knocked McAdams above, but in actuality, she is probably one of the best young actresses out there. She successfully elevated her career from "The Hot Chick" and went on to stealing a movie away from Lohan in "Mean Girls". After that she really has been choosing her roles carefully, while always offering something different each time out. She made the B movie "Red Eye" more enjoyable than Foster's higher profile "Flight Plan". And she was the best thing about "The Time Travelers Wife". Portman seems to be the more higher profile, but what has she really done aside from coasting on her geek cred from "Leon: The Professional"? <P>My point is, that they really shouldn't be compared since one is really trying to stretch her skills (while not being an "It Girl" who has high profile projects thrown at her.) While the other seems to get whatever she wants without showing why it is justified.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 7:58 a.m. CST

    sorry...I should say ST12, as there already is

    by southafricanguy

    a ST2, and it will be very difficult to better it...

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 8:06 a.m. CST

    That Bulldog looks cool

    by toadkillerdog

    Yeah, I have a Bully at home. He will save the flick.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 8:23 a.m. CST

    Looks like a DTV

    by Series7


  • Oct. 27, 2009, 8:28 a.m. CST

    Think I'll stay home and watch my Jeremy Brett DVDs

    by kevred

    This looks fun and good-natured and harmless...but that's the problem. It's aiming low, for ease of going down the throats of the masses. That's not an evil thing to do, but it doesn't interest or inspire me.<p>One of the commenters above had it right--this looks like an A-list Shanghai Knights. Maybe it's got smarts we haven't seen yet, but after having my intelligence insulted with the promotional stuff so far, I don't feel charitable about giving it a chance.<p>I like the cast, but wish everyone involved had been ambitious enough to give us something more than smartly-dressed popcorn.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 8:31 a.m. CST


    by Mr. Profit

    Yeah the online population may think it's over-hyped, but regular film goers don't know shit about it. But if Beowulf can open to decent results, Avatar will make some money. Will it make a killing? It's unsure to tell, but I can recall magazines saying Titanic was going to flop because it was pushed back from July to December. Shit, I remember eating popcorn out of a "Titanic" bag that said July on it. And look what happened.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 8:32 a.m. CST how are the jeremy brett holmes

    by southafricanguy

    tv show? I have never seen them, but I hear they are very good. I have only seen a few Holmes films.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 8:37 a.m. CST

    mr profit..I dont think anyone really knows for

    by southafricanguy

    sure with Avatar. I think it will be very interesting to see what happens. Will audiances embrace something with no brand name value? Will audiances like a film where many of the film's main characters are nt human, and specifically a love story between two non-human characters? I honestly dont know what to think, but that new trailer does kick ass, and seems to promise something very epic, action packed, and exotic looking. Could be what audiances are looking for in the current glut of crap (TF2, T4, Gijoe) and the endless remakes, reboots, sequals, prequals and other nostalgia blowjobs from Hollywood....

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 8:37 a.m. CST

    southafricanguy no i dont think its a viral

    by ominus

    for ST2,but maybe for the upcoming ST MMORPG.i think its due to come next year? <p>that video is too professional to be fan made and it also redirects to this mysterious klingon site: <p>

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 8:42 a.m. CST

    There's a new trailer southafricanguy?

    by Mr. Profit

    Well then I have to see this ASAP to see what I think. The name James Cameron on an action movie makes me always game to see whatever it is. But not many people grew up with his movies. My little brother who is 22, just now saw "Aliens" in its entirety on Saturday afternoon. But I think anything in 3D usually sells. Combine that with a lot of action, and the chances go up. Now if it is actually a really good game changing action film, word of mouth will drive it to success. We'll see. The release is soon. So we don't have months of waiting to find out.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 8:58 a.m. CST


    by cyberskunk

    I was originally going to comment about reading a short story where Spock meets Holmes and Watson and a genie and I forget who/what else. After Spock describes the logic he studies exclusively, Holmes remarks, "I like this fellow, Watson." <p> And because I woke up at about 3:30 am and couldn't get back to sleep although my alarm wasn't going to go off until 6:30 am, and because I read something about Conan in this talkback, I had this conversation in my mind inspired from the first Conan movie: "Why do you drink coffee? You aren't tired." "He is Conan. Cimmerian. He will not drink coffee, so I drink for him."

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 9:01 a.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    No i haven't. I need to check that out.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 9:03 a.m. CST

    Sorry to go against the flow, but

    by Sonny_Williams

    imho this is how you should approach material that has already been done to death. Why should Ritchie (or anyone else) take the same standard approach to familiar material? If you can't give it a different slant or spin it in a different direction, what's the point? For those who think that the "definitive Holmes film(s)" have already been created, fine, stick with them and enjoy them as you please. And for fuck's sake, quit acting like a trailer is a microcosm of the movie; as many have tried to explain to the low-IQ fucktards who trash movies based on a 2-minute trailer, the purpose of a trailer is NOT to be a 2-minute synopsis of the entire movie but to place the maximum number of asses in theater seats!

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 9:03 a.m. CST

    Who would see this over Avatar?

    by LeCercleRouge

    I would see Avatar twice before going to see this. I think Avatar will clean up at the box office. There's not a lot of competition. Alvin will do fine but it skews to one audience: kids. Sherlock Holmes will do just fine too but not Avatar business. Btw, I read that early tracking is pegging Avatar to do $75M + on opening weekend.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 9:05 a.m. CST

    Jeremy Brett and Peter Cushing were the best of all time.

    by JuanSanchez

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 9:06 a.m. CST

    I'd see this over Avatar.

    by JuanSanchez

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 9:08 a.m. CST


    by Wookie_1995

    I might check it out looks ok

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 9:16 a.m. CST

    Seeing the trailer I thought: "This might be OK."

    by daggor

    I felt the same way about "Iron Man." I still haven't seen it.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 9:18 a.m. CST

    I say old chap, that looks to me to be rather foppish

    by NomoredirtyjokespleaseweareYanks

    what what you say? <p> Well old chum, I surmise from the postergraph as is my wont, that this particular piece of cinematograph will indeed suck the old soldier salute.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 9:22 a.m. CST

    There is faggotry afoot!

    by JuanSanchez

    Sorry, don't mean to offend, but I just had to crack that one out.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 9:22 a.m. CST

    Even with the faggotry - I'll see this over Avatar.

    by JuanSanchez

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 9:42 a.m. CST

    Elementary, my dear Twatson

    by FeralAngel

    Well, that looks gay. Where the hell is the deerstalker cap? The pipe? The dark brooding obsessiveness? I bet the only thing Warner Bros. retained from the actual book about the actual character is the cocaine addiction, because that's so Hollywood. Still, I'm not a Holmes fanatic, so if this movie is fun, I'll go see it. I'm a sucker for Gothic Victorian mood pieces. Ohmigod. Does that make ME gay?

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 9:49 a.m. CST

    No - it's been changed from cocaine to weed in this.

    by JuanSanchez

    Method Man has a cameo as Holmes' dealer.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 9:54 a.m. CST

    Seriously Harold

    by 2LeggedFreak

    If one of the folk you don't like had put out a poster with "Holmes for the Holiday" on it you would have screamed blue murder. You give biase a whole new meaning.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 9:55 a.m. CST


    by Sodomy_Joe_Shitpants

    Jeremy Brett's corpse rises from the grave simply to express its disgust and fart dust on this movie.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 10:12 a.m. CST

    The background looks like a rip off Sandman cover

    by stooopider

    Dave Mckean looks like he did it

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 10:14 a.m. CST

    Sherlock Holmes

    by skimn

    and The Case of the Mysterious Hair Product. At least Jude Law looks time period appropriate.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 10:19 a.m. CST

    maybe Will Farrel will make the better Sherlock Holmes Movie


  • Oct. 27, 2009, 10:25 a.m. CST


    by NomoredirtyjokespleaseweareYanks


  • Oct. 27, 2009, 10:40 a.m. CST

    talkbackers suck

    by Affleckwasthebomb

    If there was ever proof that talkbackers just bitch for the sake of bitching it's right here. Clearly only 1 or 2 people in this thing have ever read a holmes book. No one can agree if Holmes could fight in the books, if he was tidy or messy and whether he was an addict. No one cares about Sherlock Holmes, no one has for a while. You're getting irate...well pretending to get irate over a product you care little about. I have no idea if I'll like this film but i'll give it a go the trailer looks all right. I certainly wouldn't watch it if it was the same boring crap as previous screen versions of holmes have been. How many of you people have ever watched a Sherlock Holmes movie? I can't even name one. You just can't have a decent discussion on here. You just bitch so you can bitch. PS the tag line sucks.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 10:41 a.m. CST

    meh - this will flop

    by mr sulu

    people are getting tired of Downey Jnr and his big comeback - they just want him to fuck up on drugs and climb into black peoples houses again<p> and people are REAL tired of Law and all his impreginating girls on the sidewalk, having sex with nannies and remaking Michael Caine movies<p> Guy Ritchie - never had a hit...generally disliked for being a mockney and for marrying Madonna (seriously dude what the fuck!? why would you do dat?)<p> it looks BO-RING...seriously who the fuck is bothered about Sherlock Holmes and Victorian England in this day and age?? YAWN<p> its trying to turn Holmes into an action film - like Bond or Indy....since when was Holmes ever an Action hero??<p> i predict a low opening - about 20m will struggle to break 100m in the US...Overseas it'll do so so - about 60-70m - overall estimate = 150m TOPS....i recently saw an estimate in a top movie magazine which predicated 500m ww!!...LMFAO!<p> sequel - no chance...<p> thanks for reading...

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 10:42 a.m. CST

    No deerstalker in the books

    by bah

    That was an invention of previous movies that were unfaithful-to-the-books. So you can get over that now.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 10:44 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 10:47 a.m. CST

    I like the poster. Oh well.

    by eXcommunicated

    But the one thing that always bothers me on posters like these is the billing. I know there are rules to govern where the names go in relation to each other, and this happens on DVD covers too, but it sucks when the wrong names hover over each person. So.... Sherlock Holmes is played by Rachel McAdams, and the lead female character is played by Robert Downey Jr.?

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 10:47 a.m. CST


    by mr sulu

    people will have had their movie fix at Xmas with 2012 and one will bother with Sherbit the Holmey

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 10:54 a.m. CST

    Southafricanguy & ominus: not ST2

    by KMKhaine

    Remember JJ & Co changed the look of the aliens so they aren’t just people with crap on their foreheads. Also the ships are old school DR6 crusers. You know he’ll add all kinds of seemingly useless spikes and crap all over the ship to make it look… odd, useless and spiky… <P> This Holmes should make money. RDJ is entertaining in pretty much everything he does and the regular moviegoers will go see it. <P> Avatar will make money on its first weekend but if it isn’t nearly as good as some of the Cameron ballwashers here pray it is it will drop fast. Not everyone wants to pay extra money to see a CGI crapfest in 3D. It’ll end up living or dying on word of mouth. It may or may not make all its money back until its release on bluray…

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 11 a.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    If you cannot seperate the negativists from the people with legit complains and suspicion, then the failure is yours, not ours.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 11:01 a.m. CST

    I always see a movie on Christmas

    by Meadowe

    I'll see this AND Heath's last fliq. Gives me reason not to be home with "family."

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 11:02 a.m. CST

    Homey Holmes!

    by AsimovLives

    I bet the end titles will feature a rap or a corporate "hard" rock song.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 11:08 a.m. CST

    Meadowe LMAO

    by ZombieHeathLedger

    too true too true.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 11:11 a.m. CST

    Where's the "This is It" TB?

    by AzulTool

    I've got tons of MJ fucking kids material.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 11:12 a.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    Hi compadre, how are you? No, i haven't seen Swep Away, and i intend to keep it that way, if you know what i mean. And truly, it was your review and opinion on Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes script that was the winter of any small hope i had for the movie. And the dude above who said that RDJ looks terribly ill for the time period and he looks like he's on a hair conditioner advert then as a victorian character is completly right. Holmes as a raggedly dressed dude? Instead of the fastitious dandy he was in the books? Nonsense! At least Jude Law looks period correct, thank goodness for small mercies. How funny it is that they are getting Watson so right but Holmes so wrong!<br><br>But you know what irritate me the most? Is titleing this movie as SHERLOCK HOLMES. As if they are saying this is the definitive Sherlock Holmes movie. I have the same problem with the latest Star Trek (In Name Only) movie. It's the gall of the whole thing. The arrogance! The outrageousness! What cheek! Fucking ass!!

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 11:13 a.m. CST

    POTC comparisons are too high for this film....

    by TheWaqman

    yes I don't think this film will be half as good as the first Pirates was. I'm thinking this will be on the same level as Shanghai Knights. Hell, I thought the trailer was for Shanghai Knights 2.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 11:16 a.m. CST

    AzulTool...Yeah man me too, the dams about to burst

    by NomoredirtyjokespleaseweareYanks

    kindsa like the bursting of an off-white peadophile's cock up the ass of some unfortunate kid whose parents need money.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 11:16 a.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    I say you are too optimistic about this one.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 11:20 a.m. CST

    G. Ritchie is good for surreal violent crime comedies

    by AsimovLives

    But for a period victorian crime thriller in which the main character detects though sheer intelligence, deduction and observation skills?? I don't think so!

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 11:29 a.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    Jeremy Brett's Sherlock holmes Tv show from Granada TV is just unbelievable good. Specially the first and second seasons and the TV movie The Sign Of Four. Once you see Jeremy Brett as Sherlock Holmes you will not accept any substitutes. Not even such a talented fellow as RDJ. In fact, Jeremy Brett is so good he completly surpassed Peter Cushing and Christopher Plummer, and Cushing and Plummer were really very good Holmes. Truly, in my mind and many others, there is only one real true Sherlock Holmes and that's Jeremy Brett. I'm not over-hyping.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 11:30 a.m. CST

    MST3K Basil Rathbone Commercial

    by Aquatarkusman

    I think it was some dog food based on Milkbone sounding like Rathbone. It wasn't very inspired, and yet seems like 100 times the better idea than this movie.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 11:35 a.m. CST

    Doyle's version

    by malcolm_mccallum

    Watson wasn't 'good' with a gun. Watson owned a gun. Having fought in the war, he could be trusted to keep his nerve and pull the trigger if they had to. There were a couple of 'action' scenes in Doyle's version but they are scuffles in the dark and generally quick fights where the fiend is captured or escapes as required. They are not something that are centerpieces. Incidentals. Holmes' addiction is neither defining nor debilitating. Even when, for a case, he goes undercover into the Opium dens, he keeps his head. The problem with this reimagining is that Holmes is the iconic cerebral hero. By turning him into Batman he it becomes as ridiculous as 'The World's Greatest Detective' comes across in the movies where he does no detecting but instead just punches cartoon evil looking people in the face. To suggest that Holmes is a highly trained martial artists as well as a great mind and courageous and a ladies man, is to make him a super hero. Super Heroes aren't heroes. Holmes is 'cool' because he does one thing very well and that one thing is generally 'uncool': observing.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 11:39 a.m. CST


    by bah

    Why does anyone think there's no detecting going on. He's got a whole fannypack of detection tools. An explosion in the trailer may well be the only one in the entire movie -- you know trailers. As for action in the books, "The Sign of Four" climaxes with a boat chase and gunfight. And yes, AsimovLives, I do like Jeremy Brett in the movie (well, except that it was SO unfaithful to the book by leaving out the cocaine use)

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 11:56 a.m. CST

    Jeremy Brett was the definitive screen Holmes

    by kwisatzhaderach

    Outstanding in the role. I really need to get a hold of those DVDs.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 12:01 p.m. CST

    Jeremy Brett Holmes is on YouTube

    by bah

    Not very good quality of course.

  • and Robert Duvall(?) as Watson. Just as Albert Finney seemed to be the perfect Hercule Poirot for the '70s, Williamson embodied the Holmes of the seventies, a nice mixture of theatrical and cinematic.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 12:12 p.m. CST

    "WATSON your stocking this Christmas"

    by IndyGold

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 12:16 p.m. CST

    I still vote "no" on this one.

    by Royston Lodge

    I have nothing against the concept of a tough-ass, action-packed Holmes movie. However, RDJ simply doesn't do it for me, and getting the tone right for a Holmes mystery that isn't based on a Conan Doyle story is a near-impossible task.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 12:18 p.m. CST


    by skimn

    Nice one..

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 12:21 p.m. CST

    I don't have trouble so much with Ritchie and the material,

    by skimn

    it's Downey, who seems to be playing the role with too much of a twinkle and a wink. But I guess that's the price we pay for a Christmas Blockbuster "fun" Holmes movie.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 12:22 p.m. CST

    Oh, and if given enogh to do

    by skimn

    watch Marc Strong blow everyone else off the screen...

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 12:27 p.m. CST

    May this trash be half as successful as "King Arthur"

    by JackPumpkinhead

    Or, better yet, "Speed Racer".

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 12:29 p.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    The TV show didn't left the cocaine use. It shows at least twice Holmes after shooting, unwrapping the rubber band from his amr. At least once watson berates holmes on his use of cocaine. While it is never specifically mentione,d there's enough onscreen info to sujest, without mistake, that holmes injects himself witn the stuff in his more idle moments inbetween cases. In fact, the Granada TvVshow with Jeremy Brett is almost in the nose with Holmes' use of cocaine.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 12:41 p.m. CST

    Remember 'Young Sherlock Holmes"?

    by AzulTool

    I saw it as a kid, but I barely remember it. Has anyone seen it recently? Is it any good?

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 12:47 p.m. CST

    Nicholas Rowe has the proper birdlike appearance

    by skimn

    to play the role of the young Holmes, but why did Spielberg and Levinson feel that it was time for a Temple Of Doom redux? The stop motion and CGI stained glass statue still hold up nicely though. And the score and production design is lovely.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 12:58 p.m. CST

    Is this A CHRISTMAS CAROL poster??

    by Maverick1

    This sucks ass.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 1:01 p.m. CST

    "King Arthur" was not an half sucess

    by AsimovLives

    it was a complete failure, in all things that truly matters: failure as a movie. King Arthur might as well been a movie about a bunch of Hollywood hacks pissing on the Arthurian myth and have the cheek to call it "fun".

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 1:03 p.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    Young Sherlock Holmes was a decent adventure, though it too tried to much to turn a sherlockian mystery into an adventure movie. As a Sherlock Holmes movie is a failure, but as a juvenille asdventure movie for kids is a sucess. Well, that's how i remember it, anyway. Haven't seen it in more then 20 years.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 1:04 p.m. CST

    Jeremy Brett

    by picardsucks

    Is the Only Holmes This looks like Bi Euro Nightclub Holmes

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 1:07 p.m. CST

    A studio executive said: "Let's fuck up Sherlock Holmes"

    by AsimovLives

    And they made a movie. And why the fuck not? They already fucked up Terminator. They fucked up Star Trek. They fucked up King Arthur. They fucked up Transformers. They have systematically fucked up beloved classics with complete gay abandon. Why the fuck not fuck up Sherlock Holmes too? Can't wait to see what other beloved classic they will fuck up next, in their eagerness to turn everything into a shallow dumb action movie.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 1:08 p.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    Or Bi American pretending to pass as european and failing miserably.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 1:08 p.m. CST


    by frozen01

    Sweetie, you spend too much time at the Ren Faires... you're off by a couple hundred years ;)

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 1:16 p.m. CST

    Next classic to get fucked by Holylwood: Moby Dick

    by AsimovLives

    I can already see it in a very near future. and they will turn it into an action movie filled to the grills with CGI depicting the whale do stuff that is compeltly impossible in any physical reality. They will fuck up Moby Dick into a shallow ass action movie. Sooner or later. A pest on this fucker's asses! Fucking asses!!

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 1:18 p.m. CST

    Michael Bay's Moby Dick: the whale explode sin the end

    by AsimovLives

    Because that's what happened in Jaws. And Bay has to outdo Spielberg, even if it doesn't make any fucking sense in the story.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 1:19 p.m. CST

    Asi, you're late to that party

    by ebonic_plague

    I'm too lazy to look it up, but there's a reboot in the works, pretty much exactly as you describe, and I think the quote was, "This isn't your grandfather's Moby Dick."

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 1:20 p.m. CST

    If this poster had been in Shawshank...

    by SoylentGreenOnACracker

    he'd have refused to go near the fucker and the movie would've sucked.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 1:22 p.m. CST

    Jeremy Brett

    by cyberskunk

    I remember wondering how he would be as The Shadow. Not that I've heard anything about him being cast for the role nor indeed do I think he would be approached for it in an upcoming Shadow movie.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 1:29 p.m. CST


    by bah

    Hm. I'll have to rewatch then. I know the book opens with him shooting up -- we get the "seven percent solution" line -- but the movie doesn't. At least not the cut I saw.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 1:30 p.m. CST


    by AzulTool

    Brett Ratner perhaps?

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 1:30 p.m. CST

    Only "Sign of Four"

    by bah

    That's the Britt one I'm referring to. I haven't seen others.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 1:31 p.m. CST

    Ritchie should make SWEPT AWAY 2 with Madonna & Sean Penn

    by mr sulu

    id wanna see that actually

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 1:33 p.m. CST

    Airbrushing Robert Downey Jr

    by drunkenmonkey73

    He now looks like Dustin Hoffman.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 1:35 p.m. CST

    AsimovLives if Bay did "Moby Dick" there would be

    by blakindigo

    fetishistic shots of the military hunting the whale primitive sonar tech while the action star jumps onto the sharks back and shoves the explosive dart into the beasts heart. He'd escape to rescue the sinking boat and the half-naked swimsuit model—just as the whale explodes in glorious slow motion…

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 1:39 p.m. CST

    blakindigo...yeah, but what a ride

    by NomoredirtyjokespleaseweareYanks

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 1:42 p.m. CST

    Brett was also in teh running for Bond

    by bah

    But lost to both Lazenby and Moore.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 1:42 p.m. CST

    Guy Ritchie is a cunt.

    by fitzcarraldo2

    Everything I have seen that he has done is shit, and the man himself is the most obnoxious tool on the planet.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 1:44 p.m. CST

    Re:blakindigo, Bay cont...

    by skimn

    All the while the great white whale spraying foam and surf from its blowhole in glorious slow motion, soaking the action star in glistening mist..cuz Bay fetishises the male lead as much as the nubile female costar.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 1:51 p.m. CST


    by Mullah Omar

    Poster reminds me of the Will Smith vehicle. <br> <br> Or maybe some Fox series that lasted a year or two.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 1:53 p.m. CST

    Absolutely skimn

    by blakindigo

    we've probably seen more of Will Smith's chest in "Bad Boys 2" than Jada has.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 2:28 p.m. CST


    by Mullah Omar

    The answer to that question might explain the smile on Downey's face.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 3:04 p.m. CST


    by supercowbell5THECOWBELLHASSPOKEN

    that is all

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 3:15 p.m. CST

    Home for the Holidays

    by zer0cool2k2

    One of my favorite flicks. And downey does play a gay guy in it, so see... it fits in with this talkback....

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 3:22 p.m. CST

    God, I miss ILLUSTRATED movie posters

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    What a photoshopped eyesore.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 3:26 p.m. CST


    by Continentalop

    Holmes really wasn't an addict - he used the "Seven-Percent Solution" of cocaine to ease the boredom of not being on a case (which makes no sense, because cocaine is a stimulant - you'd think he would use opium). But they never showed any negative effects - people rightly came up with the conclusion that Holmes would have gotten addicted over the years. Now it is kind of stereotypical - Holmes is a junkie. <P> And Watson was formerly in the army, so he was trained to use a pistol. He wasn't as good as Marksman as Holmes (I think in "Sign of the Four" Watson list Holmes as an excellent Marksman) but still could be trusted with a pistol. <p>

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 3:40 p.m. CST

    Bay does "Moby Dick" lmao...

    by conspiracy

    I can see it now...the titles..."Dick" (scene) Ahab leaps from the deck of the Pequod (Now an Oceanic Research Vessel) onto the back of Moby Dick, his prosthetic leg now replaced by a 20MM grenade launcher he fashioned from parts he found in the debris field of the LCS-2 U.S.S. Independance, after it was destroyed by Moby Dick, a Whale genetically altered by a well financed Al-Qaeda bio terrorist cell</p><p> (Cue slow motion close up of AP rounds sinking into the Whales skin, the Blubber glistens in the moonlight, small streams of blood shoot from the whales wounds...)</p><p> (scene) Ahabs first mate mate and girlfriend Starbuck, (played by Katy Perry in her first acting role) screams, her white wife beat soaked through with sweat and water sprayed from the battle with Moby Dick, as Ahab scrambles along the back of the engraged whale</p><p>(Close up of Ahab, played by Marky Mark)Grabing the great whale by the blow hole..Ahab takes a grenade from the bandolier hanging around his chest..pulls the pin with his teeth and say's..."For hates sake with my last breath I spit at thee?...I don't think so..I got your last breath right here blubber boy" (avoid the pun "Blubber Fucker" to ensure PG-13 rating)</p><p>(cue 7.5 M cgi scene) The light shines off the grenade as it drops down the whales huge nostril...the motion so slow we can see the water droping along with it...the camera follows the grenade into Moby Dick...the black of the breathing hole turns to red as it is sucked into Moby's churning explodes! (Cut to SUPER SLOW MOTION of Ahab throwing himself from the whale as a fountain of blood erupts from the blowhole, follwed soon after by a stream of fire shooting 100ft into the night sky)</p><p>(CGI) We see the whale lurch...expanding, while at the same time leaping from the water and grabbing with its mouth a USN F/A-18D that was strafing it...and explode. (Explosion must be photorealistic, and approximately the size of a 15kt nuclear blast).</p><p>(scene) We see Ahab being hoisted from the sea...Starbuck stroking his hair...a team of U.S.N. Marines repels onto the deck...handing Ahab a is the president...(Cue we can't thank you enough/you are a real patriot,you saved the planet speach).</p><p>Cue Fallout BOy ending sound track

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 3:46 p.m. CST

    Let's play "How many names can Harry drop in a paragraph"

    by Glory_Fades_ImMaxFischer

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 3:47 p.m. CST

    Why even bother calling it Sherlock Holmes?

    by wookie1972

    And to all the people saying "a faithful adaptation wouldn't work" I say check out the Jeremy Brett TV series. Pretty much as close as you can get to the stories, and a huge hit (well, for PBS anyway).

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 4:05 p.m. CST

    conspiracy !!!!

    by ominus

    tx man for this new story with bay.excellent as always.i thought u had decided to stop writing those satirical stories.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 4:10 p.m. CST

    Madonna > Guy Ritchie...

    by TheWaqman

    Funny how they're both a bunch of fucking wannabes though. They were made for each other. Madonna tries her best to be British. And Ritchie tries his best to be Cockney. Incredible. I'm surprised it didn't last.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 4:11 p.m. CST

    rofl at conspiracy's post, he got one thing wrong though...

    by TheWaqman

    End Credits song will be sung by Linkin Park.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 4:25 p.m. CST

    Holmes Drug of choice?

    by KMKhaine

    AzulTool: I remember it. I think it may actually be somewhere in the DVD collection… but I’m not sure. <P> I could have sworn that he used heroin not cocaine… I may well be very wrong… that happens a lot…

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 4:35 p.m. CST

    The movie is Sherlock Holmes lite basically

    by lockesbrokenleg

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 4:40 p.m. CST

    Cocaine in a seven percent solution

    by bah

    is his drug

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 4:43 p.m. CST

    Holmes used...

    by ToshiroShimura

    coke at times, and he smoked opium as well I believe. From the get go, I haven't liked the look and feel of this movie. I too am sick of American actors playing English characters, and as (relatively) talented as ol Junior is, he is mis-cast here. Jude Law could make a good Watson, and at the very least is actually English. To me, Guy Ritchie is a sometimes-enjoyable one-trick-pony, and this seems way out of his depth. We shall see

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 4:45 p.m. CST

    ominus..This isn't really a story..

    by conspiracy

    just a rough outline of what you could expect from "Moby Bay".</p><p>And no..I haven't bored of writing...just have not been any stories linked to the topic at hand...we'll there was that one Star Wars story late last week..I wrote a continuation on that TB...a short one.</p><p>TheWaqman..I'd have agreed if Moby Bay was released this year...but if that project was 3 years off..Fallout Boy would be the go to band...Bay is always about 3 years behind the times musically.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 5 p.m. CST

    Jude Law looks more like Sherlock Holmes

    by TakingScorpiosCalls

    Robert Downy Jr looks like Mr. Hyde.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 5:05 p.m. CST

    Law is gently caressing Jnrs BALLS in that picture

    by mr sulu

    tagline should be - "whos the giver and whos the reciever?"<p> seriously how fucking GAY is that photostop poster??

  • than go to see this

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 5:11 p.m. CST

    Shylock Holmes

    by mr sulu

    oooh thats racist isnt it - hold on, whos that at the door?? oh shit its the cops - im going to jail now...

  • a week later?? - i mean WHO THE SHITEING FUCK will bother going to see Holmes when theres the option of having eyeballs well and truly F U C K E D once again by Camerons big dick of a movie?<p>

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 5:19 p.m. CST

    Holmes for the Holiday FTW

    by stylecrime

    Why use a modern American phrase for a movie based in Victorian England? I hope whoever picked that one is hanging their head in shame. Hope the actual movie is better.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 5:21 p.m. CST

    The Dark Shite

    by TakingScorpiosCalls

    Thunderball was not the director Terence Young's intentions, he was fed up with directing it because of all the gadgets and machinery that was increasing so he walked off, the bloated footaged was handed over to the editor to salvage something which turned into a gargantuan snoozefest void of any pacing. It's not a good comparison to make of early Bonds. All the others have excellent pacing that still stands up to this day.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 5:22 p.m. CST

    Camerons big dick of a movie will POUND Shylocks ass....

    by mr sulu

    ...then give it a cheeky smile as it steps over Shylocks crying broken body of a movie....

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 5:26 p.m. CST

    Shylock Holmes = this years BATMAN & ROBIN

    by mr sulu

    yep dats who its gonna go down folks...Law will be the new Chris O Donell after this shitfest...<p> Jnr will still have Iron Man 2 the odd silly movie...<p> Ritche - never works again - except on SWEPT AWAY 2 - SWEPT HARDER starring Britany Spears

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 5:30 p.m. CST


    by mr sulu

    fuck me...FUCK ME!!

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 5:51 p.m. CST

    Guy Ritchie is useless

    by TurdontheRun

    Talk about a one note director - and it was never a particularly good 'note' anyway. He's an upper crust toff pretending to be a cockney 'geezer' - a mockney. Anyway, I predict he'll start making better films now that Madonna's whip hand has been lifted, but his highest level was still absolute crap. So, I expect nothing from Sherlock Homes.<P>Look at that shitty trailer - Holmes fights in a bathhouse and its exactly the same as Brad Pitt's boxing match in Snatch, the same bag of tricks - silly stylized slo-mo fight scenes, MTV crap. Want to bet that there'll be some pumping techno tunes over the action scenes in this one? - anachronisms, but who cares when it's all about 'sexing up' classic characters. I really don't like this style of trying to make period stuff, or classic stories and characters hip and modern. It dates quickly, and nullifies what was appealing in the first place. Remember that awful Plunkett and Maclane movie by Ridley Scott's son? Nope, neither do I. But this seems like the same deal. Ditto that Romeo and Juliet movie by Baz Lurhmann. A lot of people seemed to like that, but I hated it. Anyway, I conclude this rant by smiting Ritchie's name. A pox on him and his poseur ilk!

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 5:54 p.m. CST

    @southafricanguy - I think the Brett Holmes is outstanding

    by kevred

    It's all a bit subjective, of course--different performances speak to different people. But to me, Brett was unbelievably good in the role--smart, tough, subtle, whimsical, dark, and frail all in the right measure. Add to that a superb supporting cast with great chemistry, wonderful guest actors in every episode, lovely location filming, and terrific attention to detail in painting the world of the time, and it adds up to one of the best dramatic series I've ever seen.<p>I'd recommend starting at the start of the series and going chronologically. Two actors played Watson, each brilliant in their own ways and appropriate for the overall tone and amount of action in the stories.<p>I'm not a Holmes purist, but what bothers me about the way this new film looks is that it seems to have taken its high-quality talent and high-quality look and wrapped it around a dumb center. I hope I'm wrong, but when I think of how smart the old Jeremy Brett shows were, it seems inexcusable to be so much less ambitious today. This same new cast could have told a brilliant story without the silliness. But I guess it wouldn't fill as many seats on opening day.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 6:08 p.m. CST

    Snoop Dogg in "Sherlock Homey" :P

    by MrMysteryGuest

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 6:24 p.m. CST

    Take it easy on Guy Ritchie...

    by conspiracy

    that fucker has a set of balls. That son of a bitch had the intestinal fortitude to mount Madonna...and not, somewhat sexy, cum swallowing, ass to mouth, bisexual, Like a Virgin Madonna either...Oh No...Guy laid the pipe to a faded starlet in her late 40's, one whom thinks she is a Jewish Witch and looks like a nasty, trampled, veiny, dried up old piece of beef jerky taken from the no longer vaccum sealed container sitting on the counter of a 7-11 in North Hollywood. THATS the Madonna Guy rode to riches. And riches he did get...he fucked that old horse for a few years and got a nice payday when she finally bucked him off.</p><p>For that alone...Guy has my respect; he was the worlds smartest kept boy.</p><p>Oh..and Snatch was a pretty good movie IMO.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 6:43 p.m. CST

    To my overseas friends complaining about accents:

    by CreasyBear

    the situation isn't any better through the other viewpoint. Brian Cox, awesome as he is, couldn't keep a Southern accent in X2, Ewan McGregor in The Island, Orlando Bloom in Elizabethtown, Sam Worthington in T4, many other failed tries I can't think of at the moment. Props to some good American accents, though: Hugh Laurie, Guy Pearce and Russell Crowe in L.A. Confidential, Cate Blanchett in The Gift (the ONLY overseas actor to nail a Southern accent).

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 7:02 p.m. CST

    Poster design has really degenerated!

    by AsimovDiedOfAIDS

    It's just some poor designer hating himself as he craps out some godawful, slapped-together Photoshop montage shit concocted in the coke-addled heads of bottom feeding marketing execs. THis poster even sucks on a basic, technical level. It looks like the "designer" was a first year Commercial Art student at fuckin' Kaiser College for crying out loud. The Photoshop work is really terrible. Also, I never thought even Hollywood could make a venerable old character like Sherlock Holmes look so goddamn gay!

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 7:05 p.m. CST


    by AsimovDiedOfAIDS

    Yeah but then Blanchett was in Indy 4 with her atrocious and ridiculous Natasha Badanov Russian accent!

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 7:09 p.m. CST


    by AsimovDiedOfAIDS

    ...Madonna looks pretty good in her latest video, though. Of course she's in a really short skirt and a woman's stems are the last thing to go. Also the camera has a major league gauze filter on it. Okay, cement filter would probably be a more apt description.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 7:13 p.m. CST


    by RedJester

    Only overseas actor to nail a Southern accent? What about Heath Ledger in Brokeback Mountain? I'm betting Danial Day Lewis, Russel Crowe, and Christian Bale would or have done a good job as well...

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 7:13 p.m. CST

    TurdOnTheRun, or Shakespeare In Love

    by AsimovDiedOfAIDS

    Everyone LOVED that thing when it came out. By the time Gwynneth was accepting her (WTF???) Oscar people were like, "Th' FUCK were we thinking?!!?" Now, whenever it's on basic cable, it creates a mass spasm of channel flicking so gargantuan it kills the batteries in remotes the world over.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 7:15 p.m. CST

    Smoop Dog is Snoop Holmes

    by lockesbrokenleg

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 7:50 p.m. CST

    I'm livin in da Victorian days...

    by AsimovDiedOfAIDS

    ...gettin jiggy wit my Sherlock ways! Yep. 2010's Wild Wild West.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 8:09 p.m. CST

    AKA DavidAsimov'sloveChild

    by Sal_Bando

    Google Isaac's kid and you'll get a not so nice surprise. Egads.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 8:13 p.m. CST

    DavidAsimovLives=Oporto Goat choker.

    by Sal_Bando

    You know it.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 8:34 p.m. CST

    Has anyone seen this movie yet?

    by Hey_Kobe_Tell_Me_How_My_Ass_Tastes

    If not shut DEFUCK up about it sucking.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 8:56 p.m. CST

    The more I see it, the less I like the poster.

    by kevred

    I hate the blue tinting (that's getting so old), but worst for me are the stupid expressions on the two leads' faces. RDJ's smirk looks like some kind of MySpace self-portrait expression, and Law's sort of smug, looking-down-nose, devil-may-care is about the most wrong expression imaginable for Watson.<p>They seem to do better in motion, if the trailers indicate anything, but this poster is just stupid.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 9:36 p.m. CST

    Madonna's like an anti muse

    by chewyou812

    As soon as men break up with her, they start to suck less and less. See Guy Ritchie, A-roid. Revolver was ass, but Rocknrolla was a step back in the right direction for Ritchie. Hopefully, this rocks . . .

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 9:52 p.m. CST

    The reason for the facial expressions

    by Spazatronik2000

    Holmes has ass-less pants on and notice how we don't see what Watson's left hand is doing?

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 9:53 p.m. CST

    No but I saw the trailer

    by Spazatronik2000

    and it sucks.

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 9:58 p.m. CST

    The Fall of the Republic The Presidency of Barack H. Obama

    by Spazatronik2000

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 9:58 p.m. CST

    and the villian for Spiderman 4 is THE LIZARD

    by future help

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 10:53 p.m. CST

    It's gonna be

    by Harold-Sherbort


  • Oct. 27, 2009, 11:06 p.m. CST


    by lockesbrokenleg

  • Oct. 27, 2009, 11:26 p.m. CST

    Spazatronik2000…um, Sherlock Holmes is ENGLISH

    by blakindigo


  • Oct. 28, 2009, 12:27 a.m. CST


    by Weapon M


  • Oct. 28, 2009, 1:39 a.m. CST

    This site really like Geoff Johns

    by lockesbrokenleg

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 2:11 a.m. CST


    by TakingScorpiosCalls

    WHERE THE FUCK DID OU SEE THAT!?????????????????????????????? HOLY ASS DOORKNOB

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 2:13 a.m. CST

    Like a Virgin Madonna ......

    by TakingScorpiosCalls

    Ooh i would totally invade that.

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 3:19 a.m. CST

    Sal_Bando, i'd love to see you go to Porto with that attitude

    by AsimovLives

    The royal beating you would receive would be worth the price of admission. Fucking ass!

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 3:21 a.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    "I'm too lazy to look it up, but there's a reboot in the works, pretty much exactly as you describe, and I think the quote was, "This isn't your grandfather's Moby Dick.""<br><br>I knew it! I knew it! It had to happen, didn't it? They have to fuck up my favorite american book, haven't they? Fucking asses!

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 3:46 a.m. CST

    by blakindigo

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 4:30 a.m. CST

    This Will Be Better Than Avatar

    by Drsambeckett1984

    I have nothing else to say on the subject

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 5:41 a.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    And that was quite a mouthful! Better then Avatar? You really are trying to pick a fight in here, aren't you? Good way to make yourself noticed in here, anyway.

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 6:05 a.m. CST

    drsambecket....well ive read the scripts to

    by southafricanguy

    both and I recognize most of what I have seen in the trailers and I feel I can predict with utmost confidence that Avatar will wipe the floor with this Holmes movie. Avatar is epic, exotic and it its very ambitious. Plus it has insane action set pieces, seriously, people dont realize how awsome they could be. The Holmes script on the other hand is very mediocre. Plus Guy Ritchie vs Cameron? Not much of a competition imho....

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 6:07 a.m. CST

    If however you simply prefer Victorian set

    by southafricanguy

    crime mysteries (though theres not much of one in the script) instead of epic sci-fi action films...well then I think that it would stand to reason you would prefer Holmes....

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 7:30 a.m. CST

    "[Avatar] has insane action set pieces"

    by bah

    I thought the complaint here was that Holmes has too much action. And that it looked like PotC (exotic, epic). Now I'm confused.

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 7:46 a.m. CST realize that people are compl

    by southafricanguy

    aining that Holmes is not an action character, but one that uses his intellect. People are thus worried that this film is not much like the books or that its dumbed down. Having read the script I can tell you that the story is very simplistic, and there is much more of a focus on action (nothing wrong with lots of action, but why lose the intelligent stories or mysteries?). Personally I think that Holmes will do just fine at the b.o, but I think that serious fans of Holmes may really hate this film for sexing it up so to speak at the expense of the hallmarks of Sherlock Holmes stories. Avatar is not based on any pre-existing property (thus your confusion is understandable given the rarity of that) and thus has no pre-established hallmarks (unlike a character based on a series of books going back more than 100 years). But there are plenty of cool/compelling ideas/concepts in the old Avatar scriptment too. The Holmes script has a few cool ideas and concepts too, but my issue is with the very obvious mystery (which you will solve about 30 min into the movie I would say), the cartoonish villainvillain and his very cliched plan....

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 7:48 a.m. CST

    why cant they amp up the action, sex it up

    by southafricanguy

    and (heres a radical thought) keep the intelligence of the stories, while mixing the action with the intellect of Holmes?

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 8:03 a.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    The very fact they are trying to put action in a sherlock holmes movie is already a poof of the movie's failure. It means this idiots who are making this movie could nt think up of a truly mystery for a very smart character tosolve. It means this assclowns could not come up with a script which could dazzle us and amaze us with the show of a character who progresses through the story through his imense intellect. It means this retards could not come up with a story which the truly maamzing and awe sinpiring thing in the story of the audiences being caught with Holem's solution to seemly impossible obstacles thanks to a high degree of intelligence.<br><br>If this trailer is any indication of the script and movie, then in this "version", Holmes will progress through the mystery and reach the final solution because he can brawl and shoot. And to that i say: Fucking ass!!

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 8:04 a.m. CST

    "This is not your daddy's Sherlock Holmes"

    by AsimovLives

    Whenever i now see the tagline "This is not your daddy's [insert movie name]", i cna now tell for absolute certainy the movie will be a completly dumbed down idiotic bullshit version of a beloved and respected classic made by a talentless hack or a misguided fool who thinks outside his station.

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 8:05 a.m. CST

    "This is not your daddy's Sherlock Holmes"

    by AsimovLives

    Guess what, daddy knew best!!

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 8:39 a.m. CST

    Asimov - technically...

    by JuanSanchez

    wouldn't it be "This is not your great-granddaddy's Sherlock Holmes"?

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 8:49 a.m. CST

    Hey Asimov....hows it going dude? I mostly

    by southafricanguy

    agree with your points. I wish that they had done that while giving it a sense of action/adventure. I really believe there is no reason why you cant have both...Anyway, have you seen the second Avatar trailer Asimov?

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 10:30 a.m. CST

    Holmes did not smoke opium.

    by Royston Lodge

    If my memory serves me correctly, in one story he was undercover in an opium den. He was very clear with Watson that he had NOT, in fact, added opium to his long list of vices.

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 12:15 p.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    You can have a Sherlock holkmes adventure, and they already did one. It's called The Sign Of Four, and it's a stand alone movie for the Granada TV show starring Jeremy Brett. It's thrilling, smart and entertaining. Three things i doubt i will get from the the new Sherlock Holmes In Name Only movie.

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 12:19 p.m. CST

    The SHINO cometh

    by AsimovLives

    Sherlock Holmes In Name Only. AICN, of course, will love it. They love the -INO movies. I could even make bets on which reviewers will love and hate the SHINO. I bet the Massawyrm guy will love it.

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 12:35 p.m. CST

    the trailer for the eastwwood film' invictus

    by emeraldboy

    is now online. with freeman and damon. there is even a cameo by the new president Jacob zuma. mandela was a failure as president. and as for zuma asked once what he did when he found out that a woman he slpt with had HIV. zuma said he took a shower. fucker.

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 12:50 p.m. CST

    SHINO will be SHIT-O

    by AsimovLives

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 12:54 p.m. CST

    JuanSanchez, technically you are correct

    by AsimovLives

    However, given the excelency of the Granada TV Sherlock Holmes show, which was first aired in the late 80s, you cna truly say that SHINO is not your daddy's sherlock holmes because the daddies of the punk ass ignoramus to whom the new movie tries to appeal were watching a real true depiction of the famous detective stories in the best ever adaptation ever made in any media up to then, and still to this day. So, the daddies' Sherlock Holmes is the Granada Tv series with Jeremy Brett. And that show WAS THE SHOW. It was the real deal. The "not the daddy's" SHINO bullshit is the new movie. Again, it's true, SHINO is not your daddy's Sherlock Holmes, and it's the worst for that.

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 7:12 p.m. CST


    by ToshiroShimura

    I remember seeing an article that came out prior to the release of Fellowship of the Ring making that same claim. Personally, I would have been up for seeing rotund, "Flipper"less hobbits myself. That may just be the lamest line in an attempt to drum up an audience ever

  • Oct. 29, 2009, 3:31 a.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    Let me just say that, contrary to many, i don't think of The Return Of The King that highly as most do here. But i really liked the first two movies. But the 3rd disapointed me with the undisciplined excesses that Peter Jackson fell into, and it was precursor of things to come for the even more flawed King Kong, an overrated movie if ever there was one.

  • Oct. 29, 2009, 5:43 p.m. CST

    To be Fair Asimov

    by 2LeggedFreak

    The return of the King iherited some of its flaws from the books. In my opionion the sory reached a bit of peak at Helms Deep and then takes a long leisurely stroll to its overlong denouement. Jackson probably suffered from being too loyal to the books. Agree on King Kong, pointless and watered down remake.