Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes (2009) Mockbuster Movie Review

That’s right, there was another Sherlock Holmes movie that came out around the same time as the Robert Downey Jr. movie I reviewed last week. Didn’t hear about it? I am not at all surprised. I am a huge fan of what I call “cruddy-good” movies. These are films that you can’t help but laugh at even though they are not meant to be comedies. The Mister and I spend a lot our time wading through the sea of crappy movies out there giving them the old Mystery Science Theater 3000 treatment. That is to say, we crack wise throughout at the terrible special effects, mediocre writing, … Continue reading Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes (2009) Mockbuster Movie Review

Cinema for Steampunks: The Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec (2010) Review

Thanks to Josh Stanton and Andrew Knighton both for recommending this movie! This is my third French movie in the Steampunk oeuvre. Before I started my quest to watch and review any movie that anyone has called Steampunk, I wouldn’t have guessed there was going to be a lot to find in French. I absolutely loved all three, including Dark Portals: The Chronicles of Vidoqc (dark, gritty, adult), City of Lost Children (clever, strange and entertaining). And now The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec. Adele is a comic book hero who was created in the 1970s by Jacque Tardi. She started out as a foil for a different female … Continue reading Cinema for Steampunks: The Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec (2010) Review