Thursday, July 30, 2015
New release roundup for July '15
Mr. Holmes. I've never been a huge Sherlock Holmes fan, but how can one resist seeing Ian McKellen in the part, especially as a much-older version of the character? It's 1947, and the 93-year old former detective has retired to the country. He's kinda irritated that the stories Dr. Watson wrote about him are exaggerated, and he wants to set the record straight about at least one case - his last - before he dies, but his memory is failing him. McKellen reunites with his Gods and Monsters director, Bill Condon, on this one, and if you liked that, chances are you'll like this too. Laura Linney plays his housekeeper. Her British accent is slight; I almost didn't notice it at first, but it's there. She gets some great moments, too, as you would expect. Holmes fans will dig this one for sure.