WARLOCK HOLMES: A STUDY IN BRIMSTONE G.S. Denning May 2016 TitanBooks Yes, this is yet another re-working of Sherlock Holmes. As someone who has read many and been disappointed in most, this one charmed me. It stays true to the source material yet massages and prods it at the same time. In this version, Sherlock isn’t Sherlock. And he isn’t quite human, either. Oh, and he isn’t always terribly bright. He is a “consulting magician.” A walking, talking tome of the esoteric. But not what one would call observant. Not one to deduct. For tried and true fans, Dr. John Watson is still at Holmes’ side after his return from the Afghan War. He’s just...

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to write about Sherlock Holmes Jan16

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to write about Sherlock Holmes

This one took me by surprise: NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is teaming with writer Anna Waterhouse to tackle Sherlock Holmes in MYCROFT HOLMES, a Sherlockian novel slated to be released, by Titan Books, this fall. Kareem and Anna have a relationship that evolved over the production of ON THE SHOULDERS OF GIANTS, an award-winning documentary about the Harlem Rens basketball team. The two are now turning their attention to one of Kareem’s loves: Sherlock Holmes. I had no idea, but he apparently is a huge fan and has been for decades. Abdul-Jabbar first met the iconic detective through the Basil Rathbone films. He then, early in his NBA...

Sherlock Holmes

During my Christmas vacation in Williamsburg Mrs. Crimespree and I went to a great theater called the Movie Tavern. Big office charirs at counters and they bring you good food at a nice price right to you during the movie. And they serve good beer and wine too. We saw Sherlock Holmes. I like the movie. I feel it treated the character with respect. The respect came from the screen writers who actually seem to have read some of the Conan Doyle works, Guy Ritchie who seemed to have done the same and Robert Downy Jr also really seemed tuned in to Holmes is. Jude Law was also fabulous as Watson. One of the factors in my love of this film is the...

New SHERLOCK HOLMES featurette. Nov21

New SHERLOCK HOLMES featurette.

Warner has released a new SHERLOCK HOLMES featurette. In a dynamic new portrayal of Arthur Conan Doyle’s most famous characters, “Sherlock Holmes” sends Holmes and his stalwart partner Watson on their latest challenge. Revealing fighting skills as lethal as his legendary intellect, Holmes will battle as never before to bring down a new nemesis and unravel a deadly plot that could destroy the country. SHERLOCK HOLMES lands in theaters on Dec 25th.

Third trailer for SHERLOCK HOLMES. Nov04

Third trailer for SHERLOCK HOLMES.

We are a month and a half from seeing Guy Ritchie’s vision of SHERLOCK HOLMES. Part of me is excited, the other part is expecting a total turkey.Here is the third trailer and it does little to move me one way or the other. There are several bits that look like every other modern action film. But, Robert and Jude are keeping me somewhat optimistic.