Category Archive: Mystery

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

Today’s movie is Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows. Director Guy Ritchie’s second take on the world’s most famous consulting detective sees Robert Downey, Jr. returning to the role along side Jude Law… Continue reading

Mystery Team

Today’s movie takes something of a one-joke premise, throws it in a blender with enough raunch and scatological humor to make the American Pie series look like wholesome family entertainment, and supporting cast… Continue reading

Beverly Hills Cop

I while back I watched and reviewed the sequels to the Eddie Murphy comedy classic Beverly Hills Cop. Suffice to say I was less than impressed. Much of this disappointment stemmed from my… Continue reading

Dragon (Wu xia)

Take one part CSI, two parts A History of Violence, throw in a healthy portion of acupuncture, and mix it all up in a martial-arts milieu set in post-imperial China, and you get… Continue reading

Paprika

They say that variety is the spice of life. In a continuing attempt to embrace that variety here with One Movie Each Day, I’ve decided to dedicate each Wednesday review to the stranger… Continue reading

The Call of Cthulhu

They say that variety is the spice of life. In a continuing attempt to embrace that variety here with One Movie Each Day, I’ve decided to dedicate each Wednesday review to the stranger… Continue reading

Casino Royale

Sunday Single Sentence review: Some fantastic, stunt-laden, action scenes and an excellent performance by Daniel Craig that reinvents the character of James Bond make Casino Royale worth seeing, but its long run-time, stop-and-go… Continue reading

Bernie

Today’s movie is tough to categorize. Bernie is part documentary, part mocumentary, part dark comedy, part legal drama, part character study, and part community portrait, and it’s all based on a real murder.… Continue reading

Clue

Long before movie studios started crapping out adaptations of board games, like Battleship, Paramount brought Clue to the big screen. Clue was probably my favorite board game when I was a kid, and… Continue reading

The Mothman Prophecies

Today’s movie is one that has probably been on my List of Movies I’ve Been Beaning to See as long as anything. The Mothman Prophecies was released in 2002, at a time when… Continue reading

House on Haunted Hill

The term “Classic” gets thrown around a lot. In my experience thus far, I think its usually applied correctly. Of course, there is always the danger that sometimes a film acquires a reputation… Continue reading

Charlie Chan at the Olympics

This may be the most historically awkward movie I’ve ever seen. It may be the most historically awkward movie there is. It’s Charlie Chan at The Olympics. Setting aside any debate on racism… Continue reading