August 11th, 2012

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The One True Sherlock



I have a lifelong crush on Sherlock Holmes, dating to when I discovered a battered copy of A Study in Scarlet and Other Stories when I was about 8. Although I never much cared for the old Basil Rathbone films (and never saw any of Jeremy Brett's TV version, I loved Murder by Decree, in which Christopher Plummer as Holmes (with James Mason as Watson) goes up against Jack the Ripper. Stellar cast, very atmospheric, a good mix of mystery with occasional light touches.

Then along came Robert Downey, Jr.

Now, you know I'm going to love a movie that features RDJ with no shirt. In fact--
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