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Two years ago, Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes presented a version of the fabled detective that was more in line with anything else playing in movie theaters – that is, with more one-liners and in slow motion. But it wasn’t for everyone – seeing such a classy character get the Robert Downey Jr. treatment isn’t exactly a natural course to take.

Those who had problems with Ritchie’s take probably weren’t looking forward to the Warner Bros. sequel, A Game of Shadows, which was systematically cranked out for a release aiming to mimic the original’s successful 2009 launch on Christmas (against Avatar, no less). But it’s safe to say that if you had a problem with a smarmy Sherlock the first time around, you shouldn’t even bother showing up this time around.

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A Little Hallow

by mr sparkle on November 19, 2010 · 3 comments

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This Harry Potter fan learned long ago not to get excited for the film adaptations of his most beloved of all book series. They’ve never been awful, but with one exception, they’ve never approached being as good as the source material. Still, last year’s Half-Blood Prince proved surprisingly adept at conveying the atmosphere I catch every time I crack open one of the books. Would the upward spiral continue with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1?
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