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.

6 comments:

  1. I'm a Holmes fan and will probably be checking this one out in the next couple of weeks. The hubby uncharacteristically suggested a "date night". Don't know what's come over him.

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  2. I did think of you after I saw it. You'll dig it for sure. There's a scene where Holmes goes to a movie about himself, but I don't think the actor in it is supposed to represent Basil Rathbone.

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  3. I am a Holmes fan from about the age of 10 when Young Sherlock Holmes came out, and I got home from that film and immediately started to read the stories. I wrote a letter to the Baker Street Irregulars when I was 12 or so. I really want to see this.

    I know from the trailer that the actor in the "film within a film" is young Sherlock himself--Nicholas Rowe. Pardon the over-used term, but I fangirled when I saw that!

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  4. Is it possible I never got into Holmes because so many kids used to tease me with 'Elementary, dear Watson' that it put me off those stories altogether? There's a mystery for you!

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  5. Haha! Truth! I never thought about that. Yeah, that would be annoying. :)

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  6. I once worked at a video store with a dude named Holmes! Strangely, though, no one made a big deal about it.

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