Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
Sherlock Holmes (Robert Downey Jr.) has always been the smartest man in the room…until now. There is a new criminal mastermind at large-Professor Moriarty (Jared Harris)-and not only is he Holmes’ intellectual equal, but his capacity for evil, coupled with a complete lack of conscience, may actually give him an advantage over the renowned detective. When the Crown Prince of Austria is found dead, the evidence, as construed by Inspector Lestrade (Eddie Marsan), points to suicide. But Sherlock Holmes deduces that the prince has been the victim of murder-a murder that is only one piece of a larger and much more portentous puzzle, designed by Professor Moriarty. The cunning Moriarty is always one step ahead of Holmes as he spins a web of death and destruction-all part of a greater plan that, if he succeeds, will change the course of history. — (C) Warner Bros
Scott’s Take – 2 Stars
I will keep this one simple. It’s more of the same this time around. If you liked Sherlock Holmes, you will enjoy A Game of Shadows. If you were like me and found Sherlock Holmes underwhelming, you will like A Game of Shadows less. This one is critic proof and you know what side of the fence you stand.
I had no interest in the first one and no interest in this one. It is what it is and like Scotty said, if you liked the first one you will like this one.
Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance
Nicolas Cage reprises his role as Johnny Blaze in Ghost Rider Spirit of Vengeance. In this gritty new vision for the character, directed by Neveldine/Taylor (Crank), Johnny is still struggling with his curse as the devil’s bounty hunter – but he may risk everything as he teams up with the leader of a group of rebel monks (Idris Elba) to save a young boy from the devil… and possibly rid himself of his curse forever. — (C) Sony
Scott’s Take – 0 Stars
If I could take a bowl of dog feces and package it up and put it on the big screen for all to see, you would have something titled Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance. I am going to go out on a limb and say this turd is the worst movie I will see all year. If you pay $1.00 to rent this at your local RedBox, consider yourself robbed at gun point.
Steve’s Take – 0 Stars
I remember when the original came out. It was a day off and I was going to spend it watching movies. Ghost Rider was the first. I rented it and picked up some lunch and was nauseous 20 minutes into it. Garbage. Next.
Tyler Perry’s Good Deeds
A successful, wealthy businessman, Wesley Deeds (Tyler Perry) has always done what’s expected of him, whether it’s assuming the helm of his father’s company, tolerating his brother’s misbehavior at the office or planning to marry his beautiful but restless fiancée, Natalie (Gabrielle Union). But Wesley is jolted out of his predictable routine when he meets Lindsey (Thandie Newton), a down-on-her-luck single mother who works on the cleaning crew in his office building. When he offers to help her get back on her feet, the chance encounter with someone so far outside his usual circle ignites something in Wesley. This one good deed may finally spark his courage to exchange the life that’s expected of him for the life he’s always really wanted. — (C) Lionsgate
Scott’s Take – 2 Stars
Another cash grab by Mr. Perry. More of the same. Not terrible, not really worth talking about.
I’m tired of these movies and have been for quite some time. Again, fans will be fans. Enjoy if you dare.
That’s all for this week. Nothing I would really run out to rent and definitely nothing you should buy. Next week we have a beached whale in Big Miracle, Jennifer Anniston frolicking in a nudist colony, and Jeff Who Lives at Home. Have a great week!