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Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

The second Sherlock Holmes film directed by Guy Ritchie–“Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows“–recently appeared in theaters, starring Robert Downey, Jr. and Jude Law as Holmes and Watson, respectively.  While some critics have not liked the more action-oriented approach toward Holmes’s character that Downey brings to the role, I’ve accepted it for what it is and concur with Roger Ebert in the overall positive assessment of this second installment and find that it offers a reasonably satisfying blend of the cerebral and the physical.  (Though I should note that I really prefer the somewhat updated, yet still rather traditional, life that Cumberbatch and Freeman breathe into the roles in the BBC’s brilliantly done Sherlock series.)

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Poll Results and New Poll (Shades of Good)

By Matthew


What upcoming movie are you most looking forward to?


  • The Half-Blood Prince (49%)
  • Prince Caspian (15%)
  • The Hobbit (12%)
  • The Dark Knight (10%)
  • Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (6%)
  • X-Files 2 (2%)
  • The Screwtape Letters (2%)
  • Avatar (Last Airbender- M. Night Shaymalan) (2%)
  • Avatar (James Cameron director) (1%)
  • Halo (Directed by Peter Jackson) (1%)
  • Iron Man (0%)

Total Votes: 164


No surprises there considering this is a Harry Potter blog.

Now the new poll.


Who do you think is the Most Good character in the Harry Potter series?


At times we have discussed evil here on SoG and shades of evil and so I thought it might be interesting to examine Goodness.


I have been thinking that this area of examining the books excludes, to some degree, Rowling’s opinions as “Good” to one person will mean something completely different to what you or I percieve as good. Rowling’s opinions will not = canon in this circumstance.


So fire away!