The Baker Street Irregulars: Portrayals of Sherlock Holmes
The Baker Street Irregulars: Portrayals of Sherlock HolmesThe character of Sherlock Holmes is one of the most iconic in literature, so easily recognizable that his hat alone conjures up the image of a stuffy Victorian sitting room, a faithful doctor, and a seemingly-impossible conclusion that, of course, makes sense once the clues are explained. Fans of the stories know that Holmes was a little more cutting-edge than cozy, with a great interest in forensics, a pugilist pastime, and a cocaine habit.…
(No shit!) Sherlock.
Two Sherlock Holmes articles up today! Fantasy Magazine has the review proper (beware minor spoilers, though the plot is so terrible that spoilers can only help). The, at Tor.com, I talk about some other, better Sherlock Holmeses. RDJ actually makes the Best Of list, mostly because he’s such an intense actor that he gives his all even when the movie makes no sense.…
Fire Your Agent: Hans Matheson
So, among the many graduates of Awesome British Actor Camp, there’s a little subculture of actors who are probably perfectly nice people who enjoy things like accounting and pinochle. Unfortunately, they have a particular aura about them that make them look like escapees from a gang of creepers. If they really were a gang, and nine of them were being chosen to go up to the Bronx to hear Cyrus give his big speech, Cillian Murphy would be the leader.…
[Heartfelt Holiday Essay here.]
Nah, that would mean having feelings! My Christmas was uneventful. The vibe is always pajama-tastic and our gift-giving is minimal, since Christmas is mostly a chance to get together and watch Chanticleer and Band of Brothers and consume cookies in obscene quantities. I watched an entire season of So You Think You Can Dance in a single night, which is really the way to go, because rooting for people for one evening is a lot less exhausting than doing it for eight weeks.(I am also beginning to think I am a jinx, because the dancer of my heart has never won, even though most of the time I understand who won and why.…
BREAKING MOVIE NEWS.
Found on ONTD – there is a new Oscar category for Best Thing in the World, and this person is the ONLY NOMINEE: “Cinema 2009: 1 Year, 342 Movies, 12 Months of Production, 7 Minutes.” I don’t know if anyone knows this, but I love movies a lot? Anyway, this is basically what the inside of my head looks like, all the time, awake or asleep.…
I’m a nerd, is why.
One of my favorite things in the world is watching historical documentaries (generally biographies) that have extras in the background, looking historical and Very Serious. They’re never allowed to talk, of course, but sometimes they get to “Peas and carrots” their way through something as historians explain things in the foreground.…