REVIEW: Cargo (2018)

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The following is a review of Cargo — Directed by Yolanda Ramke & Ben Howling.

Cargo is a post-apocalyptic thriller set in Australia wherein Martin Freeman plays a father who is running out of time. After having been infected by a virus, he now needs to find a place for his very young daughter, and a person — a guardian — that can look out for her and raise her, because sooner or later even he will turn into one of the zombie-like infected brain-eaters that roam the Australian wilderness. Continue reading “REVIEW: Cargo (2018)”

REVIEW: Sherlock: The Final Problem

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The following is a spoiler-filled episode review of Sherlock: Series 4, Episode 3 – The Final Problem

In The Final Problem – which may end up being the final episode of Sherlock, seeing as another season has yet to be announced at the time of writing – Sherlock Holmes (played by Benedict Cumbertbatch) and Dr. Watson (played by Martin Freeman) quiz Mycroft (played by Mark Gatiss) about Eurus (played by Sian Brooke), before traveling to the unknown island of Sherrinford to learn more about Sherlock’s secret sister. Continue reading “REVIEW: Sherlock: The Final Problem”

REVIEW: Sherlock: The Lying Detective

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The following is a spoiler-filled episode review of the Sherlock: Series 4, Episode 2 – The Lying Detective

In The Lying Detective, which is loosely based on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Adventure of the Dying Detective, Sherlock (played by Benedict Cumberbatch) meets the daughter of entrepreneur, Culverton Smith (played by Toby Jones), who claims that her father is a murderer, but she doesn’t know who he killed because Smith used a drug on her to make her forget about his confession. Continue reading “REVIEW: Sherlock: The Lying Detective”

REVIEW: Sherlock: The Six Thatchers

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The following is a spoiler-filled episode review of the Sherlock: Series 4, Episode 1 – The Six Thatchers

In The Six Thatchers, Lestrade has a case for Sherlock. A young man was found dead in his car outside his parents’ house in Britain, but their son was speaking to them from Tibet via Skype the day he died. Sherlock quickly figures it out, but he soon discovers another mystery – one involving multiple Margaret Thatcher busts – that he believes has something to do with Moriarty’s ‘return.’ Continue reading “REVIEW: Sherlock: The Six Thatchers”

REVIEW: Sherlock: The Abominable Bride

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The following is a spoiler episode review of the Sherlock 2016 Special – The Abominable Bride

Set in 19th century London, The Abominable Bride follows supposed alternate versions of Sherlock Holmes and John Watson from Victorian London. Their introduction to each other is almost identical to the first episode of series 1, except for the time, of course. When Holmes and Watson are introduced to a supposed real life ghost story by Lestrade, slowly, but surely we notice that something isn’t right with our beloved Sherlock.  Continue reading “REVIEW: Sherlock: The Abominable Bride”

REVIEW: Sherlock: His Last Vow

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The following is a spoiler episode review of Sherlock: Series 3, Episode 3 – His Last Vow

In His Last Vow, Sherlock seeks to mediate a negotiation between a media mogul and a member of Parliament. The media mogul in question is in possession of powerful stolen letters between the spouse of the member of Parliament and a fifteen year old girl. This all sounds very simple, but it would turn out to be one of the most difficult cases ever for Sherlock Holmes.  Continue reading “REVIEW: Sherlock: His Last Vow”

REVIEW: Sherlock: The Sign of Three

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The following is a spoiler episode review of Sherlock: Series 3, Episode 2 – The Sign of Three

The first time I saw The Sign of Three I really didn’t like it all that much. My main gripe with the episode was how the episode was paced, but when I rewatched it recently it didn’t seem like as big a problem. This time around all I could think about was how pleasant, different, and funny it was.  Continue reading “REVIEW: Sherlock: The Sign of Three”

REVIEW: Sherlock: The Empty Hearse

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The following is a spoiler episode review of Sherlock: Series 3, Episode 1 – The Empty Hearse

The return of Sherlock Holmes! Just like in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s stories, Sherlock returned after the events of the Reichenbach Fall. Finally – almost 24 months after the end of series 2 – we got to find out how Sherlock survived his apparent suicide attempt… Or did we? Continue reading “REVIEW: Sherlock: The Empty Hearse”

REVIEW: Sherlock: The Reichenbach Fall

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The following is a spoiler episode review of Sherlock: Series 2, Episode 3 – The Reichenbach Fall.

The Sherlock writing team took a lot of chances in series 2. Adapting The Hound of the Baskervilles was one, titling an episode The Reichenbach Fall was another. But none was bigger than what they chose to do to Sherlock Holmes in the series 2 finale.  Continue reading “REVIEW: Sherlock: The Reichenbach Fall”

REVIEW: Sherlock: The Hounds of Baskerville

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The following is an episode review of Sherlock: Series 2, Episode 2 – The Hounds of Baskerville

The Hound of the Baskervilles is probably the most famous Sir Arthur Conan Doyle novel, and is actually the only Holmes crime novel I’ve read cover to cover. I read the novel when I was very young, and it is the one title I always think of when the topic of Sherlock Holmes comes up. So when the Sherlock writers announced that one of the series 2 episodes would be titled The Hounds of Baskerville, they had a lot of pressure to make something solid. Is it any good? Definitely. Continue reading “REVIEW: Sherlock: The Hounds of Baskerville”