The following is an episode review of Sherlock: Series 1, Episode 2 – The Blind Banker
In The Blind Baker Watson (Freeman) and Holmes (Cumberbatch) are to discover what links the disappearance of Soo Lin Yao (Gemma Chan) to some rather indistinguishable ciphers, and a murdered victim being found inside a locked apartment made to look like a suicide. The game is afoot! But the episode, sadly, isn’t very good. Continue reading “REVIEW: Sherlock: The Blind Banker”→
The following is an episode review of Sherlock: Series 1, Episode 1 – A Study in Pink
Recently, I decided to review every single episode of BBC’s Sherlock, one of my favorite shows still on the air. It all began with A Study in Pink, which I feared wouldn’t hold up as well as I remembered it. But, actually, the snappy dialogue kept me intrigued and pleased throughout the episode, in spite of the less-than-stellar whodunnit-revelation. Continue reading “REVIEW: Sherlock: A Study In Pink”→
2016 is a huge year for comic book movies, and especially for the two biggest comic book companies: Marvel and DC. We have X-Men: Apocalypse, Captain America: Civil War,Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, and Suicide Squad. But don’t forget about Doctor Strange. While it’s definitely the film the least number of people are buzzing about, it might just be the most interesting of them all. This is supposedly Marvel’s Fantasia. Continue reading “Marvelous Monday #44 – Doctor Strange is One Year Away”→
The first two phases of Marvel’s Cinematic Universe have ended, and the third phase is looking to be the largest and most expensive yet. Still, there are a ton of films coming up in the third phase that we need to prepare for. Today I’ve assembled a watchlist for people interested in the new actors, directors, and writers for two of Marvel’s third phase films. Continue reading “Marvelous Monday #37 – Pre-Phase Three Watchlist”→
The following is a spoiler review for 12 Years A Slave.
At the 86th Academy Awards in early 2014, 12 Years A Slave was nominated for 9 awards, and only American Hustle & Gravity were nominated for more (both 10). In a less stellar year for movies — and with a little bit of luck on their side — Ejiofor and Fassbender might have left the night with Academy Awards, but, in the end, the film only received 3 Oscars. But it did receive the most important award of them all – Best Picture. And the film deserves the honor. Continue reading “REVIEW: 12 Years A Slave (2013)”→
The main focus for this blog has always been cinema. My father introduced me to all sorts of films when I was very young – and I’ve been hooked ever since. On Twitter I call myself an amateur film critic – and that, of course, means I’ll be trying to predict the Oscars – the Academy Awards 2015. Continue reading “Predicting The Academy Awards 2015”→
Chiwetel Ejiofor, who starred in 12 Years A Slave, is possibly going to star opposite Benedict Cumberbatch in Marvel’s Doctor Strange in 2016. Ejiofor has not signed anything yet, apparently, and, as of right now, he is only in talks to become a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
It is unlikely that Ejiofor will play the Ancient One or Wong, I wonder if he’s eyed for the role of Baron Mordo. If Ejiofor is in for a big role in the Doctor Strange universe – but not as Mordo, Wong, or the Ancient One – then Marvel may be looking for Dormammu.
Scott Derrickson is directing the Doctor Strange film, which premieres the 4th of November 2016 in US cinemas.