In case you hadn seen it Sherlock Holmes is a pretty damn good film, not the greatest film of all time but it is incredibly entertaining. This is the reason why we all go to the movies. Director Guy Ritchie perfectly cast his film with Jude Law as Dr. Watson and the man we can all agree on who has had one hell of a air max 2015 come back career, Robert Downey Jr. as Holmes. Amazingly enough Ritchie didn go with the origin story for his first film. Thank God. I know that since I am what people call a fan boy or geek that my opinion matters to so very little. However, if you don know who Sherlock Holmes is then why are you going to see the movie? I tired of the origin film.
There are probably a few characters out there that need an origin movie, Holmes isn one of them. If there was one fault with this movie it would have to be that we have to wait until the sequel comes out. Ritchie teased us with Professor Moriarty throughout the film. So much that afterward the internet was buzzing whether or not it was Brad Pitt in those scenes. It wasn After watching the film again, in glorious Blu ray I had a hankering for two things. The first was more Robert Downey Jr. or RDJ. Thankfully that wait grows shorter by the minute as Iron Man 2 is right around the corner. The second was for some more Sherlock Holmes. So here are 10 titles to get you through the long wait until May 7th for Iron Man 2 and 2011 when the next Sherlock Holmes is scheduled to be released.
All right he does have a small part but one that makes you look back now and think, I had a friend just like that in college. Any movie that has RDJ starting a fight with the entire football team and has Pauly (Burt Young) from Rocky as his back up is a must see.
4. Weird Science (1985)
Again the part is small but completely memorable. RDJ eats up so many scenes with nothing but a wink and smile. He is the perfect eighties asshole in this film packed with incredible one liners and a flawless Kelly LeBrock.
3. Zodiac (2007)
His portrayal of reporter Paul Avery is a lot more fun to watch then Jake Gyllenhaal Robert Graysmith. The film is incredibly dark and disturbing yet RDJ keeps many of the scenes light. He is perfectly cast as a reporter who has it all then loses it all. I wonder where he drew his inspiration from.
2. Tropic Thunder (2008)
RDJ is a Tour de force playing a British actor who dons black face in this movie inside a movie. To watch just 10 minutes of the film is to und air max 2015 erstand how and why RDJ was nominated for a supporting actor Academy Award. Oh yeah Jack Black, Ben Stiller, Jay Baruchel and Tom Cruise are pretty good too.
1. Chaplin (1992)
I have to admit I am a huge fan of this movie. I remember seeing it in the theaters and thinking RDJ was going to be the next big actor. He got side tracked a little but thankfully everything has worked out in the end. RDJ always had the goods and Chaplin proves it.
5. “The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes” The Last Vampyre (1993)
You can have a Sherlock Holmes list without Jeremy Brett on it. You also can escape how popular Vampires are right now so here is a little two for one. Holmes is out to prove that a recent string of victims did not fall prey to a vampire. This is the perfect episode to ease you into the brilliance of the Sherlock Holmes TV series that has been on forever.
4. Murder by Decree (1979)
Technically this one is not in the official cannon of Sherlock Holmes. This tale has Holmes (Christopher Plummer) out to solve the Ripper case. Yes, that Ripper case. Let us also mention that James Mason is Dr. Watson and there is a stellar performance by Donald Sutherland too. It easily makes one forget all about From Hell (2001).
3. Hound of the Baskervilles (1959)
Star Wars fans and Hammer Horror fans already k air max 2015 now this but here is your chance to see Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee work side by side. No, they aren working for the Emperor or trying to kill one another. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1939)
Director Alfred L. Werker takes Holmes out of the 1800 and places him in a modern setting circa 1939. This would later give the studio a great propaganda tool to have Holmes, played by Basil Rathbone, fight the Nazis. If you can forget about the time displacement it is still a brilliant film. It is also the perfect air max 2015 prelude to the next Holmes film starring RDJ because this one has Holmes battling Moriarty (George Zucco).
1. Young Sherlock Holmes (1985)
Directed by Barry Levinson and screenplay by Chris Columbus, this is an origin story worth watching. Imagine if Marvel took Holmes and put him into the Ultimate Universe or DC did a Year One book and you got Young Sherlock Holmes. Holmes, still in school, meets a younger (in relation to Holmes) Watson. They solve their first case together and even meet the first CGI character ever created for the screen. Though to really get the impact of the final confrontation of Holmes and his school rival you have to watch it all the way through the credits.
Obviously the original Iron Man should be on the RDJ list but that goes without saying. Got a favorite RDJ or Holmes film? Sound off below Maniacs!