Coming Soon, television

Sherlock Gets US Makeover With CBS Elementary

10 Comments 25 August 2012

Lucy Liu and Jonny Lee Miller in CBS Elemtary

Lucy Liu and Jonny Lee Miller in CBS Elemtary

Arthur Conan Doyle's creation, Sherlock Holmes, has been brought to the big screen and the smaller one many times over the last 100 years. The BBC's "Sherlock", for example, was well received, even if it did put Sherlock and Watson in a contemporary London setting.

However CBS' take on the Sherlock Holmes mythology might be a bigger departure from those that have appeared to date.

Not only is Sherlock Holmes transposed to modern day New York, but his sidekick, Watson, is played by a woman - Lucy Liu.

"Elementary will premiere this autumn and stars Jonny Lee Miller (Trainspotting) as Sherlock Holmes, alongside Lucy Liu (Charlie’s Angels) as Dr Joan Watson on a modern-day take on the iconic detective series.
 Sherlock Holmes is taking on New York where, straight out of rehab, he’s been assigned to live with his worst nightmare sober coach, Dr Joan Watson. Holmes’ unsurpassed skills of deduction and Watson’s medical expertise come together to create a dream team for solving the NYPD’s most impossible cases.
 Elementary also stars Aidan Quinn (Legends of the Fall) as Captain Tobias “Toby” Gregson, who knows of Sherlock’s brilliance from previous experience at Scotland Yard and welcomes him as part of the NYPD team."

Here's a video to give you a taste of it

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The show airs in the US at the end of September. It's also been picked up by Sky Living HD where it will be aired from October. The first season runs to 22 episodes

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Film News

Alfred Hitchcock’s Birthday

1 Comment 13 August 2012

Alfred Hitchcock

Alfred Hitchcock (Photo credit: mansionwb)

Today is Alfred Hitchcock's birthday. He was born on this day in 1899 in London.

Hitchcock is known for films such as Psycho, The 39 Steps, Vertigo, Rear Window, The Birds, Strangers on a Train

Here's the title sequence of North by Northwest which has a cameo of Hitchcock (as did so many of his films)

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Will Ferrell Calls Kristen Stewart A “Trampire”

Comments Off 08 August 2012

Will Ferrell on Conan reacting rather emotionally to the Kristen Stewart / Robert Pattinson "scandal"

It may be a non-news story, but Ferrell's reaction is hilarious.

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Animation, Reviews

Brave Shows Pixar Hasn’t Lost Their Touch

Comments Off 05 August 2012

"BRAVE" (L-R) MERIDA and ANGUS. ©2012 Disney/Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

"BRAVE" (L-R) MERIDA and ANGUS. ©2012 Disney/Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

Pixar's Brave was finally released in Ireland a few days ago well over a month after its US release. For the last month I've had to deal with US based friends talking about how great it was, while I couldn't see it over here!

So was it worth the wait? Well I'm impatient by nature anyway, but yes, it definitely was.

Starring the voice talents of Kelly Macdonald, Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson and Julie Walters, the film is great fun right from the beginning.

Unlike some Pixar / Disney titles the animated film was rated PG by their Irish Film Board, as it does have a slightly darker side.

The story centres around the young princess Merida, who has the most incredible head of red hair you're likely to see on a big screen this summer. Merida's mother wants her to behave like a princess, while the young girl is much happier embracing her wilder side. (She's a dab hand with a bow and arrow!)

“BRAVE”   (L-R) LORD MACINTOSH and his son, YOUNG MACINTOSH; MERIDA, WEE DINGWALL and his father, LORD DINGWALL; LORD MacGUFFIN and his son, YOUNG MacGUFFIN; QUEEN ELINOR and KING FERGUS.  ©2011 Disney/Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

(L-R) LORD MACINTOSH and his son, YOUNG MACINTOSH; MERIDA, WEE DINGWALL and his father, LORD DINGWALL; LORD MacGUFFIN and his son, YOUNG MacGUFFIN; QUEEN ELINOR and KING FERGUS. ©2011 Disney/Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

As the story unfolds there's plenty of action, laughs, magic and even a few tense moments. But being a Pixar / Disney production there is, of course, a happy ending :)

Definitely a film that children of all ages will enjoy - I know I did.

Title: Brave (2012)
Cast: Kelly Macdonald, Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson, Julie Walters
Release Date: 22 June 2012 (USA)

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