Ryan’s 2015 Movie Rankings

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Yes, we’re already three weeks into 2016 but I finally managed to put together my movie rankings for 2015.  Because life.  I only managed to see 51 films this year, a paltry sum compared to Watson when he isn’t even trying. And eight of those were on a plane to or from China, making the theater total even lower.  Definitely a busy year, but overall a great one for movies.  Head after the jump to see how I ranked all 51!

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Geek Review: Mr. Holmes


Sherlock Holmes, the character, has been around for over a century, and plenty of fans have an idea of what Arthur Conan Doyle’s famous creation should be like.

That’s what makes director Bill Condon’s take on the character so refreshing:  Mr. Holmes actually treats the famous detective as a human being.  SPOILER-FREE review after the cut.

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Trailer: Mr. Holmes

Not Pictured:  Dr. Watson
Not Pictured: Dr. Watson

Gabbing Geek reported a while back that Sir Ian McKellan was playing Sherlock Holmes in a new movie due this summer, Mr. Holmes.  Now a trailer has been released and a little more is known.  It appears the movie deals with Sherlock Holmes suffering from memory loss due to his old age.  As a man who has always relied on his sharp mind, this is an interesting development.  So, while it may not be the sort of mystery Holmes is used to solving, it could lead to an interesting story all the same.  Also, it explains why my dream casting of Patrick Stewart as Dr. Watson may not be happening, unless its a fan service cameo…and given the film’s pedigree, that seems like an unlikely scenario.

Trailer below the cut.

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Sir Ian McKellen is Mr. Holmes

"Oh, and now I'm Sherlock too."  *DROPS ALL THE MICS EVER*
“Oh, and now I’m Sherlock too.” *DROPS ALL THE MICS EVER*

Every so often the geek universe fails me.  For example, how am I only finding out TODAY that there’s a movie called Mr. Holmes coming out THIS SUMMER which has Sir Ian McKellen playing an elderly Sherlock Holmes?  WHY DID I NOT KNOW THIS FOREVER AGO?!?  If this is now a must-see movie for you like it is for me, jump after the break to see the first clip from the film

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