Sherlock Holmes

I went to an advance screening for Christmas Day opener Sherlock Holmes… So maybe I’m just not that Sherlock Holmes “savvy,” but I found it to be sort of weird – I don’t know what other word to use! The film just starts with no real set up or lead in, and while the intention may’ve been to have an action-packed opening, I felt confused.

Overall the story seemed a bit forced, I was constantly thinking and trying to figure out what was going on and where the story was going! The acting wasn’t bad, Robert Downey Jr. played his part well and portrayed an interesting relationship with Watson, played by Jude Law…sort of hinting at a gay relationship!

The plus’ in this flick were some of the special effects, and the lovely costuming, since it was a period piece…but I’d say this isn’t a MUST SEE in the theater, it can wait til DVD! Rachel McAdams also pops up in the film as Adler, Sherlock’s “love interest.”

State of Play


I watched an advance screening of State of Play last night…VERY GOOD opens this Friday the 17th! First, it’s an all-star cast with Russell Crowe (he’s sporting that scruffy “American Gangster” look), Ben Affleck (the clean cut politician that was cheating on his wife), Helen Mirren, Rachel McAdams (love her from the Notebook), etc… Second, it kept my interest the whole time and it’s one of those films that just when you think you know what’s going on, there’s another twist! And finally, there’s all kinds of elements going on, from drama, scandal, suspense thriller to action…I give it the “Aubrey Approval” and say it’s worth seeing in the theater!