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'Sherlock Holmes' Is Solid Entertainment

Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law continue the "bromance" from the 2009 Sherlock Holmes film with a new installment involving a game of shadows.

Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law, or Sherlock Holmes and Dr.Watson in this case, face a new super-villain set on destroying the world in "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows."

Set in 1891, Holmes and Watson square off against Professor Moriarty (Jared Harris), who has cooked up a scheme to pit various European nations against each other in hopes of benefiting from the demand for weapons. A gypsy fortune teller, played by Noomi Rapace, tags along. Rachel McAdams, Holmes' love interest in the first film, also makes a brief appearance. Guy Ritchie once again directs this film, turning Arthur Conan Doyle's classic literary character into the star of a likely Hollywood blockbuster.

The film is loud, there are plenty of explosions, and there is that predictable banter between the two leading men. It is Sherlock Holmes 2.0 -- more of the same, just bigger and louder than the first film.

Sherlock Holmes is supposed to be really smart, distinguishing him from every other crime-fighter. Now, thanks to Hollywood, he's turned into just another action hero. So the flick-o-meter gives "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows" a three out of five. The chemistry between Downey Jr. and Law is still good, but it is starting to get a bit repetitive.

Showtimes

Great Escape Hamilton Mill 14, 2160 Hamilton Creek Parkway, Dacula,
‎11:00am‎  ‎12:40‎  ‎1:55‎  ‎3:40‎  ‎4:50‎  ‎6:20‎  ‎7:00‎  ‎7:45‎  ‎9:15‎  ‎9:55‎  ‎10:30pm‎
Regal Mall of Georgia Stadium 20 & IMAX, 3333 Buford Drive, Buford,
‎10:45am‎  ‎12:15‎  ‎1:35‎  ‎2:00‎  ‎3:10‎  ‎3:50‎  ‎4:30‎  ‎5:15‎  ‎6:05‎  ‎6:30‎  ‎7:00‎  ‎7:30‎  ‎8:10‎  ‎9:00‎  ‎9:25‎  ‎9:45‎  ‎10:00‎  ‎10:25‎  ‎11:10‎  ‎11:55pm‎  ‎12:20‎  ‎12:35‎  ‎1:00am‎
AMC Colonial 18, 825 Lawrenceville-Suwanee Rd., Lawrenceville, GA
‎9:20‎  ‎10:00‎  ‎10:40‎  ‎11:15am‎  ‎12:55‎  ‎1:35‎  ‎2:10‎  ‎3:55‎  ‎4:25‎  ‎5:05‎  ‎6:50‎  ‎7:30‎  ‎8:35‎  ‎9:10‎  ‎9:50‎  ‎10:30pm‎
GTC Beechwood 11 Cinemas, 196 Alps Road, Athens,
‎12:15‎  ‎1:15‎  ‎3:00‎  ‎4:30‎  ‎6:15‎  ‎7:15pm‎
Carmike 12 - Snellville, 1905 Scenic Highway, Snellville,
‎1:00‎  ‎1:30‎  ‎2:00‎  ‎4:00‎  ‎4:30‎  ‎5:00‎  ‎7:00‎  ‎7:30‎  ‎8:00‎  ‎9:50‎  ‎10:15pm‎
AMC Discover Mills 18, 5900 Sugarloaf Parkway, Lawrenceville,
‎10:00‎  ‎10:50am‎  ‎1:10‎  ‎2:00‎  ‎4:35‎  ‎5:30‎  ‎7:45‎  ‎8:45‎  ‎11:00pm‎  ‎12:00am‎
Carmike 12 - Athens, 1575 Lexington Road, Athens,
‎12:15‎  ‎12:45‎  ‎4:00‎  ‎4:10‎  ‎7:00‎  ‎7:15‎  ‎10:00‎  ‎10:10pm‎

After the Movie:

Why not give KFC a try for a meal before or after the movie. If you're headed out from Grayson, stop by the and try the buffet meal. There's also if that is closer to where your location.

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