UK 'Sherlock' fans are but one week away from the great detective's epic return for "The Empty Hearse," but what of us US viewers condemned to wait additional weeks for 'Sherlock' season 3's premiere? Languish no longer, as Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman return for 'Sherlock' season 3 prequel minisode "Many Happy Returns" right here!
We've waited nearly two years for 'Sherlock' season 3, delivering all the more devastation when its final episode brings the series to a close once more in February 2014. Fans patiently wonder if season 3 will manage to outdo the villainy of James Moriarty, but wonder no more! We've learned who Sherlock Holmes will be matching finale wits with for "His Last Vow," none other than Charles Augustus Magnussen!
We've less than a month before 'Sherlock' Holmes makes his dramatic return (at least in the UK), but the game is officially on! The BBC has released a new full-length trailer for the great detective's long-awaited third season, as well as exclusive content and clips for us to investigate on our own!
'Sherlock' season 3 has been more and more generous in unveiling its mysteries as we approach the January 1 premiere (in the UK at least), but beyond the latest photos and details of "The Empty Hearse" lies episode 2, "The Sign of Three!" There's a big wedding on the horizon, and we've got the first synopsis of 'Sherlock' season 3's second episode!
There comes a time when we must stop kidding ourselves. These 'Hobbit' films – with 'The Desolation of Smaug' representing the shank of the trilogy – are not real movies. These are exploitation films for Tolkien nuts, for enthusiasts of the original 'Lord of the Rings' movies and for audiences so hungry for high fantasy they'll gobble up whatever is served to them and ask for seconds.
As someone who has sympathy, but not empathy, for those who have such proclivities, I can get why someone might come away liking this picture. But that is more of an involuntary reaction to exposure to certain elements, not the summation of a film. Listen, there's a grey-bearded wizard who warns in low tones about a place that sounds like “Doggledoor.” And there's someone referred to as “Thorin son of Thrain son of Thror.” I love that geekorama stuff more than most. It's hilarious, and I'll probably refer to my cat as “Thorin son of Thrain son of Thror” for the next week. But this movie doesn't cohere – there's no forward momentum, no character development, no story happening. Anyone who tells you otherwise is a fibber.
Whatever your plans for closing the gap between 'Sherlock' season 3's January 1 UK premiere date and its stateside debut on January 19, fans of the Benedict Cumberbatch-Martin Freeman drama will have themselves a Christmas bonus before the year is out: a new minisode previewing the return of London's (and history's) greatest detective!
It was evident to almost everyone from the get-go that 'Star Trek Into Darkness' director J.J. Abrams cast Benedict Cumberbatch as Khan (the iconic 'Star Trek' villain originally played by Ricardo Montalban in 'The Wrath of Khan'). Despite a mountain of overwhelming evidence, Abrams lied about it, cast members lied about it and the studio perpetuated the secrecy. But, with the film behind him, Abrams now says it was all a big mistake and blames studio pressure for the secrecy.
The world may have been abuzz with 'Doctor Who' and his timey-wimey 50th anniversary special -- "The Day of the Doctor" -- this past weekend, but that hasn't prevented 'Sherlock' season 3 from stealing a bit of the spotlight. History's greatest detective is alive and well, as discovered by John Watson and the Twitter-sphere at large in the latest trailer for 'Sherlock' season 3!
Yesterday, 'Sherlock' season 3 released its heartbreakingly sad first official photo, teasing the reunion between leads Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, but it seems the grand return of Sherlock Holmes to John Watson's life will have even more drama than we've realized. The first official episode synopsis for January 19 return "The Empty Hearse" has arrived, and we can imagine why John won't be too happy!