Articles tagged martin freeman

‘Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia’ Is a Brilliant Start to the New Series

A pacey adventure, Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia rattles along with sharp, quick-fire dialogue, while remaining faithful to the original story.

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‘Sherlock’ Is Divorced from Reality, Yet Deeply In-Tune with an Irresistible Alternate Reality

The modern Sherlock Holmes is so compelling because he is a modern intellectual appealing to audiences who, for the most part, live in a world dissociated from intellectualism.

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2 Jun 2009 // 9:59 PM

The Old Curiosity Shop

If you like your Dickens dark, this is about as bleak as it gets.

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Digital Dynamite: The 30 Best DVDs of 2007

It was the year of the behemoth box set, the multi-disc triumph that tried to give long suffering fans everything their demanding little digital hearts ever desired. Here are PopMatters' 30 picks for the best DVDs of the year.

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Performance Art: The Best Acting of 2007 - Male

From the tender and eerie precision of Sam Riley's depiction of Joy Division singer Ian Curtis in Control to yet another superlative performance by Daniel Day-Lewis in There Will Be Blood, PopMatters highlights the best male actors of 2007.

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30 Aug 2007 // 3:12 AM

Dedication

It's Henry's movie, and for all his eccentricities and fixations and rages, he's a very conventional man.

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28 Jul 2007 // 12:22 PM

‘Bad Boys’ influenced the British makers of ‘Hot Fuzz’

The British comedy “Hot Fuzz,” out this week on DVD, plays like a compendium of every action movie and cop thriller cliche ever made. The

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23 Apr 2007 // 11:00 PM

Hot Fuzz (2007)

Hot Fuzz is all about the guys. And who needs girls when you have guns?

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20 Apr 2007 // 6:10 AM

‘Hot Fuzz’: Filmakers approve the use of deadly farce

"The one word that we bristle at is 'spoof.'"

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20 Apr 2007 // 3:15 AM

‘Hot Fuzz’: An Over-the-top Brit-riff

Simon Pegg is the silliest David Caruso since the real one in Hot Fuzz, an over-the-top Brit-riff on cop movies, cop shows and the CSI

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19 Apr 2007 // 4:00 PM

Taking aim at cop movies with ‘Hot Fuzz’

Most filmmakers hate the city-a-day promotion tours that inevitably end up producing a lot more sitting around—in airports, airplanes, taxis, hotel rooms and restaurants—

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Breaking and Entering (2006)

While Breaking and Entering leans heavily on its metaphors (see especially, the titular allusions), it doesn't make any of its roiling notions compelling.

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The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (2005)

For all its possibilities -- and its crazily pleasant animations --the movie takes a more or less conventional narrative shape.

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The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (2005)

Ford Prefect (Mos Def) wanders into the film of Douglas Adams' Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, a little late, and in no hurry.

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13 Nov 2003 // 1:00 AM

Love Actually (2003)

On occasion, the film allows a jaded sensibility to worm its way into this otherwise picturesque world.

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10 Feb 2003 // 1:00 AM

The Office

The humor [of 'The Office'] is as dry as vermouth; next to it, the 'Dilbert' comic strip is 'The Man Show'.

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Country Fried Rock: Drivin' N' Cryin' to Be Inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame

// Sound Affects

""If Drivin' N' Cryin' sounded as good in the '80s as we do now, we could have been as big as Cinderella." -- Kevn Kinney

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