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4 items from 2015


'Mr. Holmes' (2015) Movie Review

17 July 2015 9:34 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Elegantly executed through sincere emotions, graceful maturity and tremendously striking performances, Mr. Holmes is a wonderful return-to-form for director Bill Condon. Following a series of disappointing efforts like the muddled The Fifth Estate and exasperating The Twilight Series: Breaking Dawn movies, the filmmaker channels what made him such a haunting force, further humanizing Arthur Conan Doyle's legendary fictional figure and quaintly extenuating his character's story with tons of heart, wit and poise. Based on Mitch Cullin's 2005 novel "A Slight Trick of the Mind", this iteration of Sherlock Holmes (Ian McKellen) finds the notorious detective in 1947, 93-years-old and living under the exaggerated shadow created by his late partner Watson's pen. With a failing mind and continuously haunted by the one mystery he couldn't solve, the retired celebrity returns from Hiroshima, Japan to once again live under the care of his housekeeper Mrs. Munro (Laura Linney) and her young son »

- Will Ashton

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Mr. Holmes – The Review

16 July 2015 3:36 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Lets add another entry to the long, long list of feature films concerning the fictional character that’s been in more movies than any other (perhaps this new one will put him past Dracula, or at least in a tie with the Count). Just who is it? To evoke the old cliché, it’s elementary, film fans, for it’s none other than “the world’s greatest detective”, Sherlock Holmes. Most recently director Guy Ritchie cast Robert Downey, Jr. in two big screen blockbusters set at the start of the 20th century (while Sherlock jumped to the modern-day for TV shows on CBS and the BBC). This new film is also set in the 20th century, but our sleuth is not the bare-chested, bare-knuckle brawler from the Ritchie flicks. No, this is set in the middle of said century, with our hero well, well past normal retirement age. Sir Ian McKellen, »

- Jim Batts

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Mr Holmes Review: Wistful and witty – A real delight

18 June 2015 1:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Mr Holmes review: It’s wistful and witty – a real delight that may leave you a little bereft at its end. Mr Holmes review

Director: Bill Condon

Cast: Ian McKellen, Laura Linney, Milo Parker, Hattie Morahan, Patrick Kennedy, Hiroyuki Sanada, Frances de la Tour

Certificate: PG 

Run Time: 104 minutes

Synopsis: An aged Sherlock Holmes at the end of his life, looks back at the man behind the celebrity as he grapples with the circumstances of an unsolved case that forced him into early retirement 30 years earlier with the help of his housekeeper’s young son.

The credits have just started rolling here inside the State Theatre for Mr Holmes and the first words that come to mind are ‘Well, that was melancholic wasn’t it’. Don’t get me wrong – I enjoyed this unique and interesting reinvention of Britain’s most famous detective – it’s just that it feels reminiscent »

- Sacha Hall

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Ian McKellen’s Mr Holmes To Open Friday July 17 in Select Us Theaters

11 March 2015 2:22 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

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Roadside Attractions and Miramax announced on Wednesday that director Bill Condon’s Mr Holmes will be released Friday, July 17 in select Us theaters.

Mr Holmes is a new twist on the world’s most famous detective. 1947, an aging Sherlock Holmes returns from a journey to Japan, where, in search of a rare plant with powerful restorative qualities, he has witnessed the devastation of nuclear warfare. Now, in his remote seaside farmhouse, Holmes faces the end of his days tending to his bees, with only the company of his housekeeper and her young son, Roger. Grappling with the diminishing powers of his mind, Holmes comes to rely upon the boy as he revisits the circumstances of the unsolved case that forced him into retirement, and searches for answers to the mysteries of life and love – before it’s too late.

Laura Linney, Hiroyuki Sanada, Hattie Morahan, Patrick Kennedy, »

- Michelle McCue

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