Monthly Archives: December 2009
Sherlock Holmes: A Unsolicited Review
I read quite a bit, always have but I never read Sherlock Holmes. So, I give this review with no knowledge of how the characters should be portrayed.
I thought this was a great movie. Both Holmes and Watson were strong characters with a lot of depth. Downey and Law had a great chemistry that was fun to watch.
The fight scenes were great and the music fit nicely as well.
Another great aspect of this movie was that is was not JUST an action flick. The detective aspect of Holmes was well played. Batman must be partially based on Sherlock Holmes. Again I haven’t read Holmes so maybe the movie version of him is based partially on Batman.
I thought this movie was very, very good and to be honest I was surprised to learn that this is a Guy Ritchie film, as I have liked none of his previous films. I have to give him credit for this one.
Fiction Writing Workshop
Another semester of Fiction Writing Workshop in the books. I have taken Jeff Ford’s workshop at Brookdale Community College for a couple of years. I won’t say how many!
I think I put some pieces together this year. My writing has improved from last year and so has my storytelling. I have a few pieces that should get published but who knows. It takes so damn long. Hopefully 2010 will be my year. The Badgerine will be the first to know.