The Thing (2011) Trailer

The Thing is a sci-fi horror film about the discovery of an alien craft on an Antarctica research site which leads to a confrontation between graduate student Kate Lloyd and scientist Dr. Sander Halvorson. Directed by Matthijs van Heijningen Jr. and starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Joel Edgerton and Ulrich Thomsen, The Thing opens on October 14, 2011.

Unknown (2011) Trailer

Unknown is a thriller film starring Liam Neeson. Dr. Martin Harris (Liam Neeson) awakens from a coma, only to discover that someone has taken on his identity and that no one — not even his wife (Jones) — believes him. With the help of a young woman (Diane Kruger), he sets out to prove who he is. Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra (Orphan), Unknown stars Liam Neeson, Diane Kruger, January Jones. The film opens on February 18, 2011.

All Good Things (2010) Trailer

All Good Things is a love story and murder mystery film based on the most notorious unsolved murder case in New York history. The original screenplay uses newly discovered facts, court records and speculation as the foundation for an imaginative spellbinding story of family, obsession, love and loss. Starring Ryan Gosling, Kirsten Dunst, Frank Langella, All Good Things opens on December 17, 2010.

Ghost Writer (2010) Trailer

Ghost Writer is a mystery film about a rookie travel writer who is pestered by ghosts at every tourist trap she visits. They won’t let her leave ’til she sets the record straight on their true life stories, thus allowing them to move on. Starring Eileen Grubba, Carmen Argenziano, Barbara Bain, Brian Foyster, Kathryn Taylor, Ghost Writer opens on February 19, 2010 on a limited release.

Sherlock Holmes (2009) – Movie Review

Sherlock Holmes is a crime action adventure thriller film adapted from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s fictional character of the same name. Directed by Guy Ritchie, the movie stars Robert Downey, Jr. as Sherlock Holmes.

SPOILER WARNING: Plot and/or ending details follow.

Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law in "Sherlock Holmes"
Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law in "Sherlock Holmes"

In the 19th century, Sherlock Holmes (Robert Downey, Jr.) and his assistant, Dr. John Watson (Jude Law) manages to stop a human sacrifice ritual led by Lord Blackwood (Mark Strong) just in time. After three months, during Blackwood’s execution day, Blackwood requests Holmes’ presence. Blackwood assures Holmes there will be at least three more deaths even after his execution.

Holmes’ former love interest, Irene Adler (Rachel McAdams), the only person who has managed to outwit him enters the picture by offering Holmes money to pursue a case of a missing person named Reardon.

Blackwood has mysteriously risen from the dead three days after his execution. His tomb is found shattered from the inside out with the corpse of Reardon in Blackwood’s coffin. Holmes and Watson is led to a slaughterhouse and manage to rescue Adler in the process. Through clues and superb perception, the trio succeeds in finding Blackwood’s final target – the English Parliament to find that Blackwood has set up a machine to kill all the Lords who do not agree to join him within the Parliament with poisons, having given those who are with him the antidote. Holmes and his partners manage to stop that and confronts Blackwood. Blackwood falls after a brawl with Holmes and is hanged to death by the chains. Adler reveals to Holmes that the mysterious caped man is Professor Moriarty and warns Holmes about it. Holmes explains to Watson how Blackwood managed to fake his death using science rather than black magic. The film ends with Holmes suspecting Moriarty behind a new murder case.

Overall, Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes combines brawn with brains rather than using wits alone. Six-packed Sherlock Holmes is entertaining to watch as he is not only brilliant but he can pack a punch. It’s like watching Sherlock Holmes in Fight Club and I certainly don’t mind watching a sequel.

My ratings: 8 out of 10.