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The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes DVD

Chuck Lipsig penned this review. Each generation has its own Sherlock Holmes. I remember my father and uncle introducing me to theirs at an early age. Basil Rathbone embodied the practical side of Holmes: unafraid of physical work and with … Continue reading

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The Sherlock Feature Film Collection: The Last Vampyre , The Eligible Bachelor , The Master Blackmailer ,The Sign of Four and The Hound of the Baskervilles,

Chuck Lipsig penned this review. Each generation has its own Sherlock Holmes. With all due respect to William Gillette and Basil Rathbone, Jeremy Brett is my generation’s, as well as my personal favorite (though I must admit the radio series … Continue reading

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Hellboy

I really, really don’t like comic book adaptation films. I hated Christopher Reeves and the Superman films, the Batman films (with the exception of Batman Returns, which I liked due to Catwoman and the Penguin) made me cringe, and X-Men … Continue reading

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The Seven-Per-Cent Solution

Craig Clarke penned this review. Seven-Per-Cent Solution describes the events of Sherlock Holmes’ life between “The Final Problem” and “The Empty House”, as well as explaining Holmes’ dislike of women and his hate for Professor Moriarty (Holmes’ mathematics tutor and … Continue reading

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Andrew Stanton’s John Carter

I missed John Carter in the theaters, but ran across the DVD on one of my browsing trips through Amazon. I figured I’d probably enjoy it, and I found the DVD for half price. How could I say no? Edgar … Continue reading

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Doctor Who Season Twelve

“Big serious crisis.”  Season twelve, the second season with the Thirteenth Doctor. With me? Let’s go! As I’ve said before, the Twelfth Doctor just wasn’t my jam. He was written as too much of a trying hard character, with his … Continue reading

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Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars

Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars is a miniseries that never should’ve existed. That’s true on several levels. Firstly, there would never be a need to wrap up the major plot threads with a miniseries had the Sci-Fi Channel honored its commitment … Continue reading

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Dune and Frank Herbert’s Dune

Chris Woods penned this review. It’s a surprisingly long time since Frank Herbert’s Dune was first published. I read it in the mid 1970s and had assumed it was new then. Although it’s possible the UK publication lagged a little, … Continue reading

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Guillermo del Toro’s Pan’s Labyrinth (El Laberinto del Fauno)

The films of Guillermo del Toro have often dealt with innocence in a corrupt world; sometimes the innocence is found in surprising places, as in Hellboy, in which a demon becomes a savior. He also plays with the idea of … Continue reading

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Jonathan Levine’s Warm Bodies

“Captain, the corpses are fighting the skeletons!” I saw the trailer for Warm Bodies when I had gone to see something else, and thought “Cute, but probably not something I’ll want to see.” Well, I was looking to kill a … Continue reading

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