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!
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!
We've waited long and ever for the return of 'Sherlock' for season 3, and each passing day brings us closer to reuniting the great detective (Benedict Cumberbatch) with his erstwhile companion John Watson (Martin Freeman). We've seen a few quick teases to be sure, but the affection between the pair has never been so heart-breakingly felt as in the first official season 3 photo!
'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' is now just over a month away, bringing back Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Ian McKellen and that bumbling band of dwarfs to continue their journey to face down the evil dragon Smaug. But who are the new warriors we'll meet along the way? If you still don't know your Tolkien mythology, Warner Bros. has released seven new 'The Hobbit 2' character posters.