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Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

Blu-ray Review: ‘Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows’ Offers Nothing New

Sherlock Holmes A Game of Shadows Blu-ray

CHICAGO – Now that BBC’s acclaimed “Sherlock” has offered the definitive version of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s beloved detective, Guy Ritchie’s routine “Holmes” franchise looks all the more elementary in comparison. No amount of trademark mugging from leading man Robert Downey Jr. can compensate for the overwhelming hollowness of this slickly edited series.

Film News: ‘The Devil Inside’ Tops Box Office, Beats ‘Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol’

The Devil Inside

CHICAGO – After two weeks at the top of the box office, “Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol” has finally been dethroned. The new horror movie about demonic possession “The Devil Inside” dominated the weekend box office with an estimated $34.5 million, $14 million more than “Ghost Protocol,” which came in at number two.

Film News: ‘Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol’ Tops Box Office For Second Straight Week

Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol

CHICAGO – For the second week in a row, Tom Cruise and the newest “Mission: Impossible” chapter reigned supreme. “Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol” came in at number one with an estimated $31.3 million at the box office, a total up 6% from its total last weekend.

Film News: ‘Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol’ Wins Christmas Weekend Box Office

Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol

CHICAGO – In a weekend full of new releases and tons of options, the hot movie to see was “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol.” Six different movies were estimated at over $7.5 million, but “Ghost Protocol” was easily the tops with an estimated $26.5 million.

Film News: ‘Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows’ Rules Weekend Box Office

Sherlock Holmes A Game of Shadows

CHICAGO – In a weekend box office that had a little more life than the previous weekend, “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows” reigned supreme. The detective thriller starring Robert Downey Jr. made an estimated $40 million in its opening three days.

Film Review: Robert Downey Jr. Personifies ‘Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows’

CHICAGO – The production team of “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows” – designers, crew, writers, director and actors – should be proud of the level of respect they have given and embodied in delivering an updated Sherlock Holmes, Dr. Watson, Professor Moriarty and the like. They take liberties, of course, but they also make sure that the truth of the characters are always intact.

Film News: ‘New Year’s Eve’ Wins Underwhelming Weekend Box Office

New Year's Eve

CHICAGO – In a weekend that saw some low totals, the new film “New Year’s Eve” knocked “Breaking Dawn – Part 1” from the top spot at the weekend box office. The new film totaled an estimated $13.7 million this past weekend.

Film News: New ‘Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows’ Trailer Shows Rachel McAdams

Sherlock Holmes 2

CHICAGO – A new trailer for the upcoming film “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows” has hit the internet today. The new film, which will once again star Robert Downey Jr. as Holmes and Jude Law as Watson, appears to follow the same formula of the first film; combining action and mystery with humor and wit.

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