Caryn James

Sherlock Meets Bieber And Fifty Shades of Grey

  • By Caryn James
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  • May 3, 2012 8:45 AM
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Downton Abbey is not the only buzz-worthy upscale/downscale gem from PBS’s Masterpiece this year. Season 2 of Sherlock, with Benedict Cumberbatch as the 21st century version of Arthur Conan Doyle’s ultra-rational hero, begins on Sunday with “A Scandal in Belgravia.” The episode is smartly written by Steven Moffat (Doctor Who) and directed by Paul McGuigan with enough flair to make a cinephile smile – nothing too surprising about that. But it turns out  that Cumberbatch himself inspires the kinds of squeals more often associated with Justin Bieber, as I saw first-hand at a preview screening and Q&A in New York on Wednesday.

Jude Law, Nicholas Cage and Jesus in the Non-Fallon SNL Sketches

  • By Caryn James
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  • December 18, 2011 12:24 PM
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The Jimmy Fallon episode of SNL was terrific and crowded with guests, but he can’t do everything himself. There was room for some very funny non-Fallon sketches.

Robert Downey and Jude Law in Joyful, Sparkling Sherlock Holmes

  • By Caryn James
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  • December 14, 2011 10:53 AM
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Poor Watson, a smart guy fated to look dim next to his brilliant best friend, Sherlock, and often underused on screen the way Robert Sean Leonard is as Wilson on House (as the series’ creator has often said, Wilson is Watson to House’s Holmes).  The bright twist in Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows is that Jude Law’s devoted yet savvy Watson is at least as important as Robert Downey’s smartass Holmes.

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