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“Sherlock Holmes,” the franchise is gathering momentum with numero tres in the works

From "dead in the water" to "doing quite well, thank you very much"

For a while everyone thought that that the adventures of Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law in “Sherlock Holmes and John Watson” were going to remain without a sequel, ever since the release of the second opus, “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows.” Box office receipts were slightly higher than those of the previous film (545M v. 524), the third in the franchise was announced very hastily, and then, ... more >

Sherlock Holmes

The start of a long and storied franchise
Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law and Rachel McAdams
Directed by Guy Ritchie

Guy Ritchie and Sherlock Holmes fit? Why, it’s elementary my dear movie fan. This is one of the most entertaining thrillers of the year and the fantastic team of Robert Downey, Jr. and Jude Law are a big part of the reason why. They take top honors as the year's best bro-mance, arguing like an old married couple while deep down knowing that they’d be lost without each other. Downey is Holmes ... more >

Rocknrolla

Reflective henchmen
Tom Wilkinson, Gerard Butler and Toby Kebbell
Directed by Guy Ritchie

With Keira Knightley and The Duchess having already knocked out the annual British costume drama quota for this fall, it is time for Guy Ritchie to show up with RocknRolla and fill the British gangster picture slot. Now the world of British filmmaking can feel complete. Take: A sweet-natured criminal in debt for a cool couple million. A crooked businessman who runs London. A druggie rock ... more >