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  1. I just found out actor Christopher Plummer who previously played Sherlock Holmes in the TV film adaptation of Silver Blaze and the acclaimed Holmes vs Jack The Ripper film Murder By Decree passed away today, he was 91. https://deadline.com/2021/02/christopher-plummer-dies-91-sound-of-music-all-the-money-in-the-world-star-1234688379/ His more emotional and compassionate take on the character is quite different from many incarnations, definitely in my top 10 favorite Sherlock Holmes portrayals.
  2. Christopher Plummer who played Sherlock Holmes in two films died early today, he was 91. More here.
  3. For the past number of months, Enola Holmes' Audience Rating on Rotten Tomatoes was around 70%, which was a decent number but all of a sudden it's down 58%, I've noticed it received a lot of 1 star to less ratings in just last month and a lot of it is complaining about how it's anti-male propaganda. A little suspicious. https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/enola_holmes
  4. Here's a video that compares aspects of the manga with the ACD canon
  5. To those who don't know, currently there's a Sherlock Holmes related manga being published in Japan centering on The Napoleon of Crime Moriarty titled Moriarty The Patriot. The manga seems to be popular as it's getting an anime adaptation on the 11th of this month.
  6. This clip is from one of the early adaptations which is a TV drama that was either made in the late 80s or early 90s, the kids here are a lot older than they are in the books possibly either to avoid negative reactions from audiences to seeing children in violent situations or simply for getting people who could act. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgzAJSmqY8M&t=629s This is the full episode of the animated series and the most well known incarnation of the books, which aired in the mid 2000s and ran for 5 seasons, which each season premiering during the month of Ramadan. WARNING! The animation is ABYSMAL! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFHZU2mwr8I&list=PLsvBiUxiytkS0PW14WBw93HC6hfoSLndu&index=1 Another TV adaptation that was done by Al Jazeera Kids, I don't have much information about this show. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sK0D3XwXbLU
  7. We have our own detective heroes here in Egypt but the most famous are the Adventurous Five, a group of kids who solved crimes. The author of the books Mahmoud Salam started out translating the British children's mystery books like "The Famous Five" before deciding to create his own team of kid detectives. The original series ran from 1968 until 1972 but later books would be published by other writers. The kids would be joined in their adventures by their pet dog and a lowly police officer who served as the comic relief. There were a number of adaptations including a TV drama, an animated series and recently a film adaptation that ended up being the film Egyptian film in history to have an online premier, which was due to the recent pandemic.
  8. I assumed so at first but I noticed, the audience rating went down from 79% to 69% when that happened, which means if this was true they must have accidently deleted a ton of positive reviews.
  9. Something odd happened on the film's Rotten Tomatoes page, it seems many user reviews suddenly disappeared including mine. I remember it was around 800 user ratings yesterday and now it's down to around 578 user ratings.
  10. I think most of us can agree that one of the film's few issues is it's portrayal of Mycroft. Is this how he was portrayed in the Enola Holmes Mysteries books?
  11. Apparently, Enola Holmes' user score on Metcritic is 5.9 because a lot of people are giving it a 0 rating. https://www.metacritic.com/movie/enola-holmes/user-reviews
  12. Seems Enola Holmes had hit the Top 10 in 78 countries, being #1 in 76 of those countries https://flixpatrol.com/top10/netflix/world/biggest-streak https://www.forbes.com/sites/travisbean/2020/09/24/enola-holmes-nabs-the-1-spot-on-netflixs-top-10-list/#77cf9ff04e1e
  13. I've noticed some people are upset at the movie because they portray Mycroft as one of those "women should know their place" people. And are accusing this as woke Hollywood, ignoring that this is based on the first of a book series that began in 2006 or that this wasn't the first incarnation of Mycroft to have a similar attitude like Charles Gray's incarnation from Jeremy Brett Sherlock Holmes series.
  14. With the upcoming release of the film adaptation of Enola Holmes upon us, Cavill has played Superman, The Witcher and now Sherlock Holmes, which is quite the resume. This also makes think about the consulting detective's influence on what became known as the Golden Age of comics, in a way Holmes is the character who bridged the gap between the larger than life heroes of pre-20th Century pulp and folklore and the more grounded heroes of 1930's noir detective and war/jungle adventure novels. Elements from those genres also influenced the concept of what we know as the superhero genre. Also, when you think about it, while DC loves to make a connection between Holmes and Batman, there's also a connection between Holmes and the granddaddy of all superheroes Superman. Holmes in the canon books has shown to possess above the average human strength like in The Adventure of the Speckled Band where he unbended his fire poker after the story's antagonist Dr Grimesby Roylott bended it in an attempt to threaten Holmes and Watson. While Holmes is treated as a mysterious figure in some adaptations, he also is a public figure known by a lot of people. Superman's powerful eyesight even in his less powerful Golden Age years that gives him the ability to see things at the smallest levels no matter how far they maybe is basically a super version of Holmes powers of deduction plus the comics later gave him super intelligence able to make deductions (he needs skills like that for a profession like investigative journalism) and perform experiments in his fortress of solitude like Holmes used to do in 21B Baker St. Being an investigative journalist means Clark Kent needed to perform deductions in order to get the story, the early Golden Age stories which involved more Clark Kent and Lois Lane investigating had a more noir detective vibe than the traditional superhero story. Finally, one of the pulp heroes who influenced the Man of Steel, Doc Savage the Man of Bronze was said to have been created by combining the characteristics of two literary characters, the strength of Tarzan and the intelligence of Sherlock Holmes. I think that's enough evidence showing that Sherlock Holmes had some influence in the Man of Steel's creation.
  15. Yes, I mean the small sized books, they're quite cheap in Egypt though not as widely available as it was in the 80s and 90s. I found that image online so I can't tell you about the story but I assume they're original because of their titles, one's called World of Crime and other is called The Secret Mission and as far as I know all of the Doyle books are given translations of the original titles in Arabic.
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