Every once in a while it’s nice to have a pleasant surprise, and 2010’s Point Blank – the French film with the title of a great American movie – is one of those surprises – it’s a really good action film. Perhaps it owes something to the Luc Besson school of French filmmaking with an eye toward Hollywood, or perhaps it’s in response to Besson’s repeated production of low budget action films. Regardless, writer/director Fred Cavayé delivers the goods. Gilles Lellouche, Roschdy Zem, Gérard Lanvin and Elena Anaya star in this pot-boiler about an innocent male nurse (Lellouche) who gets caught between a criminal (Zem) and corrupt police. Our review of Point Blank on Blu-ray follows after the jump.
With the release of Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows only a few weeks away, Warner Bros. has released 47 new images from the movie. If you want to see 47 moments from the movie including a first look at Stephen Fry as Holmes’ brother Mycroft, hit the jump. The film also stars Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Noomi Rapace, and Jared Harris. Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows opens December 16th.
Warner Bros. has finally released a new trailer for Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows and it is discouraging. There are a few neat moments like some glimpses of Rachel McAdams reprising her role as Irene Adler (although the role will amount to a cameo this time around), and the formation of ye old sniper rifle. But what I find troubling about this trailer is that it’s very light on story. Usually the second trailer is all about laying out the plot and this one is just more action. Lots and lots of action, which is fine, but Sherlock Holmes vs. Professor Moriarty is one of the great fictional battles of all-time. This movie may have boiled it down to excessive speed-ramping. Here’s hoping I’m wrong.
Hit the jump to check out the trailer. The film stars Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Noomi Rapace, and Jared Harris. Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows opens December 16th.