Warning: the following article is highly anecdotal. I do a lot of my writing in public: cafes, bars, etc. Working from home offers a lot of distractions, so I work among strangers. (Less distraction that way; go figure.) That leads to a lot of casual conversations about upcoming movies, what’s good and what people hope will be good. And while the data that comes out of all those conversations is completely unreliable in any real sense, it does lead to certain conclusions.

Over the last few weeks as I talk to people, there’s one movie that almost everyone asks about or pegs as the film they’re excited to see: Sherlock Holmes. The film comes up in almost every casual conversation now. Avatar runs way behind it. Now some tracking data is out there that suggests that audiences are a lot more interested in Sherlock than Avatar. But could an awards nomination bump act as last-minute juice for Fox and James Cameron and change the playing field? Read More »

Iron Man 2 Movie Trailer For Christmas?

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Iron Man 2 director Jon Favreau retweeted the following message on his twitter account, leading us to believe that we can expect the first trailer for Iron Man 2 attached to Guy Ritchie‘s Sherlock Holmes, which hits theaters on Christmas Day.

RT @Ann_Howard: @Jon_Favreau PLEASE tell us the trailer is coming soon – w/Sherlock Holmes, perhaps??

I had assumed that Marvel would have wanted to release the trailer with James Cameron’s Avatar on December 18th, but it makes sense to attach the teaser to another film starring Robert Downey Jr. But I’m sure the trailer will also premiere online days before the Christmas holiday.

Sherlock Holmes Movie Trailer #3: Action Packed!

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Warner Bros has released a thrid movie trailer for Guy Ritchie‘s Sherlock Holmes on MTV. The trailer is again the odd mix of stylistic action and slapstick-approaching comedy. This trailer definitely has more action packed between faster cuts and loud music, probably an attempt to appeal to the younger MTV demographic. The film looks like Ritchie’s most accessible film to date. Watch the trailer embedded after the jump.

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Guy Ritchie‘s adaptation of Sherlock Holmes won’t hit the big screen until Christmas, but Warner Bros is already developing a sequel.

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Guy Ritchie Partly Confirms Moriarty Rumors

After a dodgy sounding rumor appeared in The Daily Mirror earlier this week, Warner Bros. were rather quick to quash it. No, they said – Brad Pitt had not been enlisted to join the cast of Sherlock Holmes. This was taken by many as a full on undermining of all elements of the story, but that was probably a big mistake.

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Is Brad Pitt secretly filming a part in Guy Ritchie‘s upcoming adaptation of Sherlock Holmes? According to the not-to-be-trusted British Tabloids, Pitt will be playing the detective’s arch enemy Moriarty. The Daily Mirror claims that 10 extra days of filming have been ordered to shoot Pitt’s scenes. And while I’d normally call “bullshit” on such a story, some (but not all) of the facts do add up.

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A new British trailer for the Sherlock Holmes picture by Guy Ritchie has been let loose, timed to coincide with the release of the new Harry Potter. As well as running in our cinemas it is of course online, and you can see it after the break. While the overall structure of the thing and much of the material is the same as the US cut, there is quite a lot of new mucking about too. If you’re looking forward to the film, as many are, it probably gives you more of just what you’re waiting for. On the other hand, you like I might be more interested in an alternative take on Holmes that the BBC are preparing…

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Want to know when new trailers for Where The Wild Things Are, Sherlock Holmes, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Jennifer’s Body and District 9 are scheduled to hit? We have some updates after the jump.

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Warner Bros Announces Comic-Con Line-Up

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Warner Bros has officially announced the panels they will be presenting at the 2009 SAn Diego Comic-Con International. Films include The Final Destination, Where The Wild Things Are, The Book Of Eli, Nightmare on Elm Street, The Box, Jonah Hex, Sherlock Holmes, and Shorts. Full information after the jump.

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Sherlock Holmes Character Posters

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Warner Bros has premiered two character posters for Guy Ritchie‘s Sherlock Holmes. The posters feature Robert Downey Jr as Holmes and Jude Law as Watson, and the taglines: “Nothing Escapes Him” and “Crime Will Pay”. Maybe they shoulda said “Not Your Father’s Sherlock Holmes”… oh wait, another film already took that slogan this summer. Check out both posters after the jump.

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