Ahsoka Tano Explained

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, if you didn’t keep up with Star Wars: The Clone Wars or Star Wars Rebels, then you might want to watch a video explaining everything you need to know about the character Ahsoka Tano on The Mandalorian. Plus, find out how Weta Workshop creating leather armor for Mulan, and listen to Jude Law break down his most memorable characters. Read More »

Lighting Animated Movies

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, find out how lighting is created in animated movies by way of Netflix’s recent film Over the Moon and Pixar’s Incredibles 2. Plus, learn how the screenplay for 1917 was written to give the impression that the movie unfolded in a single shot. And finally, get a load of some Easter eggs you might have missed in the Sherlock Holmes spin-off movie Enola Holmes. Read More »

sherlock holmes 3 update dexter fletcher

Earlier this month Robert Downey Jr. was talking about how he wanted to create a Sherlock Holmes Cinematic Universe after Sherlock Holmes 3 comes out. And that’s all well and good, but first – Sherlock Holmes 3 has to actually get made, and it doesn’t seem like that’s happening anytime soon. Dexter Fletcher, who is taking over the franchise from Guy Ritchie, recently said that the long-awaited sequel is now “on the back burner,” suggesting things won’t get off the ground anytime soon.

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warner bros. september announcements

Update 7/13/2020: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has officially confirmed that The Goonies, Beetlejuice, Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes, and the follow-up Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows will all be released on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray on September 1, 2020. Our original article from June 18, 2020 continues.

Warner Bros. may have drastically reshuffled its upcoming theatrical release slate, but the studio is forging ahead with what seems to be a series of major announcements set for this September. The studio’s social media accounts have been cryptically teasing announcements for classic ’80s films The Goonies and Beetlejuice, as well as the Guy Ritchie romp Sherlock Holmes, with intriguing Instagram posts that hint that all will be revealed come September. But what exactly? If your thoughts immediately jumped to “sequel,” it’s probably not that.

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Sherlock Holmes 3 Director

Guy Ritchie gave new life to Sherlock Holmes with two films starring Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law as the mystery solving duo of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John H. Watson. But the third installment will be in the hands of someone else.

Rocketman director Dexter Fletcher has been hired to helm Sherlock Holmes 3, which is slated for release in December 2021, 10 years after Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows hit theaters. Read More »

sherlock holmes 3 release date new

There have been no clues to indicate Sherlock Holmes 3 is anywhere close to ready to start shooting, so you don’t have to be the world’s greatest detective to deduce that the film was unlikely to make its Christmas 2020 release date. As a result, Warner Bros. has pushed the Robert Downey Jr. sequel back an entire year, to December 2021. That will make it the first entry in the franchise in ten years, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows having been released in 2011.

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(Months ago, writer Rob Hunter set out on a wild and dangerous case: he would watch and rank as many feature-length Sherlock Holmes movies as possible. This is part two of his investigation. Part one can be read right here.)

Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes may not have been the first fictional detective – that honor belongs to Edgar Allan Poe’s C. Auguste Dupin from 1841’s “The Murders in the Rue Morgue” – but he’s quite possibly the most well-known and ubiquitous in pop culture. He’s a fascinating creation on the page and rarely less captivating on the screen despite the varied nature of his incarnations over the years.

If we consider both feature-length film and television movies (those 60 minutes or longer), there are roughly 110 adaptations and original adventures that have been produced since the early 20th century. Seeing them all is impossible as one or two have been lost to the ravages of time, but even in today’s age of worldwide internet access seeing the remainder is just as unlikely. Believe me, I tried, but with the time and resources allotted, I’ve had to call it quits at 70. The missing films consist mostly of non-English adaptations I was unable to find subtitled (or at all) and a handful of TV movies that remained elusive and out of my reach.

As mentioned, the beauty of Holmes on screen is often in the varied forms he takes. They range from the casual to the intense, the anti-social to the fun-loving, and the prick-ish to the unmistakably human, and everyone’s bound to have their own favorite performer in the role. Some prefer portrayals in line with Doyle’s writings while others are open to performances that a bit more flexible, and someone somewhere is still probably pining for a Nicholas Rowe/Alan Cox reunion.

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(Months ago, writer Rob Hunter set out on a wild and dangerous case: he would watch and rank as many feature-length Sherlock Holmes movies as possible. This is part one of his investigation. Part two will run on Monday.)

Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes may not have been the first fictional detective – that honor belongs to Edgar Allan Poe’s C. Auguste Dupin from 1841’s “The Murders in the Rue Morgue” – but he’s quite possibly the most well-known and ubiquitous in pop culture. He’s a fascinating creation on the page and rarely less captivating on the screen despite the varied nature of his incarnations over the years.

If we consider both feature-length film and television movies (those 60 minutes or longer), there are roughly 110 adaptations and original adventures that have been produced since the early 20th century. Seeing them all is impossible as one or two have been lost to the ravages of time, but even in today’s age of worldwide internet access, seeing the remainder is just as unlikely. Believe me, I tried, but with the time and resources allotted, I’ve had to call it quits at 70. The missing films consist mostly of non-English adaptations I was unable to find subtitled (or at all) and a handful of TV movies that remained elusive and out of my reach.

As mentioned, the beauty of Holmes on screen is often in the varied forms he takes. They range from the casual to the intense, the anti-social to the fun-loving, and the prick-ish to the unmistakably human, and everyone’s bound to have their own favorite performer in the role. Some prefer portrayals in line with Doyle’s writings while others are open to performances that a bit more flexible, and someone somewhere probably thinks Larry Hagman nailed it in his failed pilot from the 1970s.

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Holmes and Watson Trailer

Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly have teamed up in Step Brothers and Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby to riotous laughter. Can they do it all again as the most iconic detective duo of all time?

Holmes and Watson finds Ferrell and Reilly playing Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John H. Watson in a comedic take on the literary pair created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.  The two are back to their goofy antics, this time all the over in jolly old England, and as you can imagine, things get a little out of hand. Read More »

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sherlock holmes 3 plot details

The game’s afoot yet again as Sherlock Holmes 3 enters development. Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law will return yet again as Holmes and Watson, embarking on yet another mystery that will likely involve abundant scenes shot in slow motion.

While specifics of the new film are still being sleuthed out, Jude Law dropped some potential Sherlock Holmes 3 plot details that play up the codependency between Holmes and Watson.

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