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BREAKING NEWS: Warner Bros. announces Superman & Batman will return to the big screen in 2012!! Plus a bunch other projects announced!

Here are some shocking movie news for ya. Today Warner Bros. announced Superman will fly his way to the big screen around Christmas time in 2012, as Batman will return in July of 2012. Also announced, “Sherlock Homes 2”, WB’s is getting close to greenlighting a “Flash” movie. “Aqua Man” and “Wonder Woman” is also coming to the big screen.

The year 2011 will release “The Green Lantern” in 3D, “The Hangover 2”, the next Harry Potter film, “Red Riding Hood” and more.

The Hollywood Reporter reports:

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/news/e3ifeb8cbc990332c1c8ece0b50741f3da3

Lets hope Warner Bros. makes the next “Superman” flick a real good one this time. I’m sure they will, since they got Christopher Nolan helping out with the next Supes flick. Chris definitely won’t be able to direct, “Superman” now ’cause it will be hard for him to direct two movies at the same time. It will be interesting to see who the director will be for the “Superman” movie. I personally think, the director should be no one other than the great, Richard Donner, who did the first Superman movie. If they can get Donner to direct, that would be fantastic. He’s 80 years old, but I think he’s still directing, I believe.

Kev

Film Review: Sherlock Holmes

Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Rachel McAdams

Directed by: Guy Ritchie

Today I just saw the movie, “Sherlock Holmes”, and here is my review:

Plot/Synopsis: The film is taken place in London during the 1800’s just like the original Sherlock Holmes stories by Arthur Conan Doyle. It is actually the year 1891 in the film. Serial killer, Lord Blackwood who is also a sorcerer is caught and arrested. He was also executed by being hanged. Somehow Lord Blackwood is still alive and escaped from his grave. Holmes and his partner, Watson (who is played by the great Jude Law), were asked by law enforcement to help track down Blackwood. Holmes discovered that Blackwood has mysterious powers by learning about his occult symbols that were drawn in his prison cell. In the film, Holmes teams up with Irene Watson to help find a red haired midget who is missing. They end up finding the midget inside Blackwood’s coffin, which is a sign that Blackwood has escaped. Holmes and Watson must catch Blackwood to have him arrested again before Blackwood kills more people.

I wasn’t so sure if this film was going to be any good or not. The reason I went and saw it, is because: 1) I like Guy Ritchie movies 2) I like Robert Downey Jr. 3) I like Sherlock Holmes stories. I was pretty surprised by this film because I find myself enjoying it a lot. It wasn’t bad at all as I thought it would be. It turned out to be very entertaining. Guy Ritchie did a fantastic job staying true from the Sherlock Holmes stories by Doyle. I thought Downey Jr. was the perfect choice for the Sherlock Holmes character. There was a lot of violence throughout most of the movie. Plenty of action scenes throughout. In the Sherlock Holmes stories, TV shows, radio shows, etc. they were supposed to be humorous, with the Sherlock character being weird and funny, all that. Robert Downey Jr, did a great job pulling that off.

Yes, from the trailers of the film, may seem kind of silly with Sherlock being a womanizer and those funny bed scenes with Irene Adams. Well, that’s how Sherlock Holmes was in the original stories by Doyle. Downey Jr., smoked a pipe like Holmes, he was a wrestler/fighter, like Holmes, the Holmes character even disguises himself a lot. Everything stayed true to the original character. I thought the writing was really good. The cinematography did a great job making the film give it a British feel. Guy Ritchie was the only guy that can do that.

I have no complaints with the film at all. To those out there that thinks the movie looks no good, just doesn’t understand Guy Ritchie’s vision of things. He’s one of the best film makers in Hollywood and one of my favorite directors. I thought Ritchie was the perfect choice to do a Holmes movie. I hope Ritchie stays with it and continues to do more sequels. “Sherlock Holmes” movie is definitely not Oscar worthy for anything, except maybe it does deserve an award for “Best Costume Design” that’s about it. It was still an entertaining movie and I liked it a lot. Bring on the sequel, Guy!

Score for “Sherlock Holmes” = **** (4 stars as in Excellent)

Kev

Report: Robert Downey Jr. signs on to star as “Sherlock Holmes” directed by Guy Ritchie…

Iron Man’s Robert Downey Jr. has signed on and confirmed a deal to star in Guy Ritchie’s version of the “Sherlock Holmes” movie. Robert will be playing the legendary fictional detective, Sherlock Holmes. The film will begin shooting in October and the script was written by Anthony Peckham.

There is another Sherlock Holmes movie in the works but the other one will be a slapstick comedy version which will star Sascha Baron Cohen as Sherlock Holmes and will star alongside Will Ferrell. So we get two Sherlock Holmes movies on the way. One serious one and the other is a comedy version.

Robert next stars in Ben Stiller’s comedy “Tropic Thunder” which he plays a black man filming a war movie, it also stars Jack Black.

Variety Reports:

http://www.variety.com/VR1117988699.html

I’m glad for Robert going for bigger roles. He’s always been a talented actor.

Kev

Report: Guy Ritchie (Madonna’s hubby) bringing Sherlock Holmes to the big screen…

Warner Bros. has announced that Madonna’s film maker husband, Guy Ritchie is signed to reinvent Sherlock Holmes to the big screen. Sherlock Holmes is a legendary classic character based on the novels created and written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The novels created huge popularity emerging into TV shows, movies, comics, etc. Sherlock Holmes the character had other talents besides fighting crime as a detective, he was also a boxer and he enjoyed swordfighting so expect to see all that in the film as well.

Dark Horizons reports:

http://www.darkhorizons.com/news08/080604g.php

It’s great to see Guy Ritchie finally working on a decent film this time. I enjoyed his work with “Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels” and “Snatch”.

I think he’ll make a great “Sherlock Holmes” movie.

It’ll be interesting to see who he’s gonna get for Sherlock, hope Ritchie picks the right actor.

Kev