The Christmas season is over, and 2012 is now well in play. Some films did well over this period, with many that we mentioned in our last post remaining at the top of the Box Office, with many that we mentioned in our last post remaining at the top of the Box Office. This weekend there are a couple of great films being released too, including action thriller Contraband and coming-of-age drama Albatross, as well as a few others that are expanding their release to more theaters. Carry on reading to find out what British movies and actors you can see on the big screen over the next seven days, as well as where you will be able to see them.
A film guide for December 2011 including reviews for:
– The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
– Another Earth
– Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows
This month we also have a list of our Top 10 films of 2011. Hope you had a good Christmas and Happy New Year!
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Directed by Guy Ritchie, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows is the sequel to the 2009 film based on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s fictional detective character.
Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law reprise their roles as Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson as they begin investigating a series of seemingly unrelated terrorist attacks. Shortly after Watson’s wedding with Mary (Kelly Reilly), Sherlock realises that the bombings around Europe are part of a plan to foment war between France and Germany. With the help of Sherlock’s brother Mycroft (Stephen Fry) as well, the duo team up with gypsy woman Madame Simza (Noomi Rapace) to bring down the evil Professor Moriarty (Jared Harris), who, to make matters even more tense, has poisoned Sherlock’s ex-wife Irene Adler (Rachel McAdams).
This week we’re doing a Christmas round-up of films, so you know what will be on in theatres up until New Years Day. There’s three new releases to be looking forward to – The Adventures of Tintin, War Horse and The Iron Lady – and there’s also a few of last week’s films still doing well, with Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows placing itself at the top of the box office.
This week has seen the overall box office suffer its worst weekend since 2008, but one British movie has enjoyed robust numbers whilst another two are continuing their successful theatrical runs. There’s also some great new films set to be released over the next week that feature a number of Brits in their cast, including the Sherlock Holmes sequel, Roman Polanski’s Carnage, Mission Impossible 4 and David Fincher’s English adaptation of The Girl With A Dragon Tattoo.
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Earlier this week we gave you a first look at Stephen Fry’s character in Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows. Well now you can see him in action, along with eight other clips for Guy Ritchie‘s detective sequel.
Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law reunite as the world’s most famous detective Sherlock Holmes and side-kick Dr Watson in their latest action-packed adventure.
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This week Warner Bros. have released a featurette for Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows which includes new footage and some commentary from British director Guy Ritchie and actors Jude Law and Robert Downey Jr.
Based on the character created by Scottish author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in 1887, Robert Downey Jr takes the lead as Sherlock Holmes with Jude Law by his side as Dr Watson. This latest instalment reunites the detective pair who team up with mysterious gypsy Sim, played by Noomi Rapace (The Swedish version of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo) to bring down the evil Professor Moriarty, played by Jared Harris (Mad Men).
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Warner Bros’ Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows has been given its first full-length trailer this week, released by MSN, showing the return of Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law as Sherlock Holmes and his trusty sidekick Dr. Watson.
Based on the character created by Scottish author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in 1887, the film’s predecessor was released in 2009 and took over half a billion dollars worldwide. Directed by Guy Ritchie, the beginning of this Sherlock Holmes franchise was hugely successful, and it looks like it’s heading in the same direction as we see more footage and story line from this new trailer.
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A couple of new stills for Guy Ritchie‘s detective sequel, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, starring Robert Downey Jr. as the comical Holmes and Jude Law as his sidekick Doctor Watson, have been released this week.
The behind-the-scenes images include the film’s most recent characters, arch-nemesis Professor Moriarty (Jared Harris) and mystery gypsy woman, Sim (Noomi Rapace).