This is not a spoof trailer from the beginning of “Tropic Thunder”. Don’t expect Jason Statham or any “Rock’N’Rollas”. This is the first official kickass preview of Guy Ritchie’s epic Christmas day offering to the world, “Sherlock Holmes”. Starring the ubiquitous and magnetic Robert Downey Jr. as the titular character and the charismatic Jude Law as his loyal cohort “Dr. Watson”, the movie embodies the humorous and epic “Pirates of the Caribbean” tone, coupled with a contemporary approach to the film style.
Guy Ritchie is sure to get tongues wagging with his departure from the major elements in the novels written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Holmes is traditionally portrayed as a well groomed, refined, wiry and astute gentleman who happened to be a great boxer, singlestick expert and fencer. Downey seems to have created a quirky slightly sloppy but wholly endearing version of the literary Holmes. With the fusion of Guy Ritchie’s unique brand of filmmaking and Robert Downey Jr. as the deliciously entertaining literary hero, it’s a safe bet to say that it’s going to be a wonderful Christmas.
Oh I know! Yet another box office turd from Nicolas Cage.
Here’s some premise for ya: A teacher(Cage) unearths a time capsule that holds a book that makes some predictions, some that have occurred and others that are in the process of happening, this leads him to believe that his family plays a role in the events that are about to go down, and then I imagine it’s time for 4-6 slow motion sequences of Nic and his mane saving the motherf’in world.
If you have a full tank of gas, a $10 bill and you’re masochistic, get in the car and head straight for your local theater to watch Nicolas “whatthehellhappenedtomeafter1997?” Cage in “Knowing” being released like a rabid monkey into theaters today.
The reviews are pouring in and the word on the street is that this movie is poo. Join me in imagining a world where Alex Proyas, director of “The Crow”, “Dark City”, and now “Knowing” magically makes an amazing disaster movie starring Nicolas Cage, and it turns out to be a cinematic tour de force, reviving Nic’s career and restoring balance to this crazy world.
Dream on folks, I ain’t waking up Halle Berry tomorrow and Nic Cage ain’t going to wake up being Will Smith. He will continue his reign as the king of flop and I will have more fodder for my glorious site.
If you’re smart and bored this weekend, head down to your local superstore pick up a copy of “Face Off” watch it 3 times and maybe then you’ll begin to understand the reason that Nic Cage can still obtain any type of film role in today’s society.
If you want to know what movie to shell out your recession bucks for this weekend, then it’s “I Love You, Man” all the way. You’ll laugh your ass off and if you take a date you’ll get laid after, it’s that good.
I predict it to take the weekend box office in a big way.