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Bonus Features For Sherlock Season 4 Blu-Ray Revealed

21 January 2017 8:47 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Though season 4 of Sherlock wasn’t exactly the show’s strongest outing, given the fact that it may be the last time we see Benedict Cumberbatch bringing the titular detective to life, it’s understandable that people would want to re-visit it now that it’s over. Thankfully, they’ll get the chance to do just that on January 24th, when it arrives on Blu-ray and DVD.

As is always the case, it won’t only be the season’s three episodes that you’ll get if you decide to pick it up, as the BBC has announced today that there will also be a couple of special features included on the disc, too. Unfortunately, there’s not a lot here – at least, not as much as we expected – but it’s better than nothing.

Here’s the list of extras that have been announced so far:

“Behind 221B,” a »

- Josh Wilding

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Mark Gatiss Says Sherlock Will Never Be Recast

19 January 2017 8:40 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

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Season 4 of Sherlock just ended this past weekend, but already fans are worried about the future. It’s understandable, too, given how up in the air everything seems to be at the moment. Star Benedict Cumberbatch is becoming quite a hot commodity in Hollywood and it’s getting tougher to find time in his schedule to shoot the BBC show. Not only that, but apparently the actor and co-star Martin Freeman aren’t too friendly and neither are terribly interested in doing more Sherlock.

All of this has led to speculation that the roles may be recast should the two actors not want to return. Of course, the network could just choose not to continue the show, but it’s still a pretty hot property – despite the falling ratings – and they may not want to kiss it goodbye just yet. »

- Mark Cassidy

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Horror Highlights: The Love Witch, Shudder, Deathless Legacy, The Quacky Slasher, The Sunken Convent

19 January 2017 6:30 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

The Love Witch has set her sights on the UK. The Final Girls have teamed up with Icon Distribution and FrightFest Presents to bring Anna Biller's latest film to select UK theaters. Also in today's Horror Highlights: Kumail Nanjiani's curates a Shudder collection, the music video for Deathless Legacy's "Witches' Brew," details on The Quacky Slasher, and The Sunken Convent festival screening.

The Love Witch UK Theatrical Release Details: Press Release: "Feminist film collective The Final Girls partner with Icon Distribution and FrightFest Presents to present a UK-wide preview tour of Anna Biller’s highly anticipated new feature, The Love Witch.

Launching at The Prince Charles Cinema, London on Thursday 23rd February 2017, The Final Girls will host a series of events, Q&A’s and discussions across the UK at venues including Glasgow Film Theatre and Bristol Watershed.

The tour will conclude on Tuesday 14th March with a »

- Tamika Jones

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Benedict Cumberbatch And Martin Freeman’s “Frosty” Relationship May End Sherlock

17 January 2017 10:11 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

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This past Sunday, the fourth and potentially final season of BBC’s Sherlock came to a close. Overall, it was an uneven outing for a show which has gone awfully downhill in recent years, and the ratings only cemented that fact further. That being said, it’s still far from bad television and fans are hoping that “The Final Problem” wasn’t the last time the iconic detective will appear on their screens. Or at least, the last time he’ll appear in the form of Benedict Cumberbatch.

At this point, we really don’t know what’s going to happen with Sherlock, but it’s not looking too good. The biggest problem seems to be the one thing that’s been an obstacle the whole way through, and that’s scheduling. As both Benedict Cumberbatch »

- Josh Wilding

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Sherlock Season 4 Finale Hits New Ratings Low After Russian Leak

16 January 2017 10:05 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

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BBC’s Sherlock ended its fourth, and potentially final season last night, and while the episode itself wasn’t a complete dud, it also wasn’t terribly impressive. Not helping matters either was a Russian leak which saw the finale hit the web almost a day before it aired on television. This, combined with the fact that the show is far from its heyday, led to a serious ratings drop.

According to Deadline, Sherlock pulled in 5.9 million overnight viewers, which is down quite a bit from the 8.1 million who watched the premiere. It’s a new low for the series and obviously, the BBC is not happy about it. “We take breaches of our stringent content security protocols very seriously and we have initiated a full investigation into how this leak has occurred,” the company announced over the weekend. »

- Josh Wilding

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Sherlock: 38 nerdy spots in The Final Problem

16 January 2017 10:00 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Louisa Mellor Jan 17, 2017

We’ve scoured Sherlock’s The Final Problem for tiny details and references to other stories, and here’s what we found…

Warning: contains spoilers.

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With the help of the pause button and a pot of strong coffee, we’ve picked through Sherlock’s series four finale The Final Problem to seek out the nerdy references and painstakingly added background details. (You can find the same for the previous episodes here and here.)

Here goes…

1. Starting with the obvious, The Final Problem is of course the title of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s 1893 short story in which Sherlock Holmes and Professor Moriarty appear to tumble to their deaths in the Reichenbach Falls. Andrew Scott’s Moriarty references the title several times in series two finale The Reichenbach Fall. »

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‘Sherlock’ Review: ‘The Final Problem’ Proves to Be A Problematic Season Finale

15 January 2017 6:00 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Last Week’S Review: “The Lying Detective’ Gives Us Sherlock’s Most Terrifying Villain Yet

[Spoilers follow for Season 4, Episode 3, “The Final Problem.”]

Season 4 of Sherlock has galloped by — which is easy enough, when the seasons are only three episodes long — but it ends on an oddly final note. Although cast and crew insist that this isn’t necessarily the end, Steven Moffatt and Mark Gatiss wrap up their 13th episode on an elegiac note, musing on the legend that is Sherlock and Watson.

It’s just a shame the rest of the episode was such a mess, really.

Don’t Look Now, Mycroft

The opening of the episode is pure Gatiss — in what seems like it must be a dream sequence but isn’t, Mycroft is haunted by the voice of his sister (represented by what we assume is a little girl but is actually a small man in a wig), a clown, and portraits that weep blood. »

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‘Sherlock’ Review: ‘The Final Problem’ Proves to Be A Problematic Season Finale

15 January 2017 6:00 PM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Last Week’S Review: “The Lying Detective’ Gives Us Sherlock’s Most Terrifying Villain Yet

[Spoilers follow for Season 4, Episode 3, “The Final Problem.”]

Season 4 of Sherlock has galloped by — which is easy enough, when the seasons are only three episodes long — but it ends on an oddly final note. Although cast and crew insist that this isn’t necessarily the end, Steven Moffatt and Mark Gatiss wrap up their 13th episode on an elegiac note, musing on the legend that is Sherlock and Watson.

It’s just a shame the rest of the episode was such a mess, really.

Don’t Look Now, Mycroft

The opening of the episode is pure Gatiss — in what seems like it must be a dream sequence but isn’t, Mycroft is haunted by the voice of his sister (represented by what we assume is a little girl but is actually a small man in a wig), a clown, and portraits that weep blood. »

- Kaite Welsh

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Sherlock Season 4 Finale Recap: You're Invited to Family Game Night

15 January 2017 5:54 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Need to catch up? Check out the previous Sherlock recap here.

We never thought we’d see another evil genius torture Sherlock like Moriarty did… but then again, no one can torture you quite like family.

Sherlock‘s Season 4 finale, “The Final Problem,” followed up on last week’s shocking arrival of Sherlock Holmes’ long-lost sister Eurus, revealing her to be a master manipulator who delights in toying with the emotions of her detective brother… and playing deadly games for her own amusement. But did she win out in the end? And if the rumors are true that this could be Sherlock‘s final season, »

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Sherlock, and the musical highlights of Sherlock Holmes

15 January 2017 5:30 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Sean Wilson Jan 16, 2017

From the BBC's Sherlock, through Disney, Hans Zimmer and Young Sherlock Holmes: we salute the music of Mr Holmes...

Few characters have enjoyed as much reinvention as Arthur Conan Doyle's sleuth Sherlock Holmes, an enduring icon who is as much bound up with the history of cinema (and indeed stage, TV and radio) as he is with literature. Indeed, adaptations of Holmes stories stretch right the way back to the earliest days of film at the start of the 20th century. Fittingly enough given Holmes' penchant for a violin serenade, the musical scores to his adventures are as richly varied as the outcomes to his mysteries are unexpected. Here are Holmes' musical highlights, from Buster Keaton through to Benedict Cumberbatch.

Sherlock Jr. (1924)

Not, strictly speaking, a Sherlock movie but as the title implies, the legacy of the character casts a long shadow over Buster Keaton's silent classic. »

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Taboo recap: season one, episode two – it was only ever going to go one way for Tom Hardy

14 January 2017 2:15 PM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

This week, strange cheek-biting scenes, Mark Gatiss as a port-sodden Prince Regent – and Tom Hardy practising feng shui in the nude. Don’t tell me this show has no sense of humour

A carefully plotted second episode saw our man with the fearsome growl and the sharp understanding of geopolitical niceties gather ever more enemies – and receive dire warnings of impending doom from practically everyone he came into contact with. It made for an increasingly tense hour, though it must be said that the whole thing still threatens to collapse into parody at any moment. Personally I’m ok with all the grunting and striding and muttering, but I can see why others might roll their eyes.

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- Sarah Hughes

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Sherlock series 4 episode 3 review: The Final Problem

13 January 2017 9:22 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Louisa Mellor Jan 15, 2017

Sherlock series 4 bows out on an ultra-tense, heightened episode that unearths Holmes family secrets. Spoilers ahead…

4.3 The Final Problem

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This review contains spoilers.

In Thomas HarrisThe Silence Of The Lambs, Hannibal Lecter tells Clarice Starling “Nothing happened to me […] I happened. You can’t reduce me to a set of influences.” It’s an elegant, invincible line, one that waves away the tricks of their trades as psychiatrist and FBI agent, and paints Lecter as pure evil.

Twenty-five years later, Harris scrapped all that to explain in Hannibal Rising that Lecter is what he is because Nazis ate his sister. »

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Taboo episode 2 review

12 January 2017 6:03 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Louisa Mellor Jan 14, 2017

Taboo looks the part, but it needs to do more with its lead to prove itself any more than a colonial Gothic pastiche...

Taboo episode 2 review

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This review contains spoilers.

Do you know something? Stabbed in the gut as he is, I think James Keziah Delaney might just make it. We are, after all, only on episode two of eight. If Tom Hardy’s character bled to death on a cobbled street at this stage in proceedings, everybody else on Taboo would have to pack up and go home. Jonathan Pryce’s agent would need to score him another »

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Sherlock Series 4 Episode 2 Review – ‘The Lying Detective’

11 January 2017 4:20 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Tori Brazier reviews the second episode of Sherlock series four…

After the rather uneven opening episode of Sherlock series four, Sunday’s ‘The Lying Detective’ managed to provide its audience, on the whole, with what we came to expect of the show in earlier series: namely a clever and more coherent plot which, although acting as a bridge between first and last episodes (so soon!), had its own pacing, tension and resolution within this episode. Throw in villain Toby Jones and his maniacal glee, plus a couple of genuine and well-executed shocks, and even ardent Sherlock fans should be satisfied. If you’ve not yet seen the most recent episode, read no further as key plot details will be covered!

‘The Lying Detective’ started off, as of old, with a peek into the crime and criminal: a teaser of what’s coming Sherlock’s way, if you will. Dubiously slimy »

- Tori Brazier

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Promo images for Sherlock series 4 episode 3 – ‘The Final Problem’

10 January 2017 8:07 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Following  yesterday’s promo [watch it here], a batch of  images have arrived online for the third and final episode of Sherlock series four ‘The Final Problem’; take a look below…

In the final episode of this new series, written by Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat, long buried secrets finally catch up with the Baker Street duo. Someone has been playing a very long game indeed and Sherlock and John Watson face their greatest ever challenge. Is the game finally over?

Sherlock airs on Sunday nights on BBC One. »

- Amie Cranswick

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Sherlock: 34 nerdy spots in The Lying Detective

9 January 2017 11:09 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Louisa Mellor Jan 10, 2017

We've scoured The Lying Detective for details and noticed a few interesting titbits. Spoilers ahead...

Once again, we’ve clued for looks in the latest Sherlock episode The Lying Detective and noticed some fun details and references to the original Sir Arthur Conan Doyle stories. Here goes…

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1. The episode’s very first shot of a smoking gun – which we assume is that of Vivian Norbury in The Six Thatchers as remembered by John Watson – is actually the gun shot at John Watson by Eurus Holmes in the episode’s final shot. (The same shot also features in the series four opening credits and is briefly edited in to the scene of Sherlock and ‘Faith’ sitting by the Thames after he’s thrown her gun into the water.)

2. A vase of white roses, »

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Promo for Sherlock series 4 episode 3 – ‘The Final Problem’

9 January 2017 5:37 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The BBC has released a promo for Sunday’s third and final episode of Sherlock series four, entitled ‘The Final Problem’; watch it below…

In the final episode of this new series, written by Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat, long buried secrets finally catch up with the Baker Street duo. Someone has been playing a very long game indeed and Sherlock and John Watson face their greatest ever challenge. Is the game finally over?

Sherlock airs on Sunday nights on BBC One. »

- Amie Cranswick

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Taboo recap: season one, episode one – a devilish welcome to Tom Hardy's unholy hero

7 January 2017 2:10 PM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

In his gothic passion project, Hardy plays a devious diamond-burying devil back from the dead and hellbent on revenge. Is Regency London ready? Are any of us?

Hello and welcome everyone. How you feel about Taboo probably depends on how gothic you like your historical dramas to be. Personally I’m a fan of period pieces stuffed full of doom, gloom and melodrama and served with side dishes of long-stewing revenge and simmering violence. Thus I thoroughly enjoyed the opening episode of Tom Hardy’s passion project, conceived with his father Chips, and written by Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight.

Sure, there were times when it threatened to topple into parody – Hardy’s delivery of the line “they’re my rocks now” edged too close to The League of Gentlemen for comfort – but overall this was a nicely paced opener, which threw up a number of intriguing storylines and felt »

- Sarah Hughes

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Sherlock’s more appealing when he’s not sexed up | Letters

6 January 2017 11:08 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

I think Mark Gatiss (Letters, 5 January) is in danger of protesting too much. Perhaps Ralph Jones has ruffled feathers with the accuracy of his gentle critique of the latest Holmes offering (Sherlock is slowly and perversely morphing into Bond, theguardian.com, 3 January).

Is it the curse of TV executives that in the euphoria of huge success they don’t understand what got a programme there in the first place. Is it a modern phenomenon that we’re forever destined to see great TV creations “sexed up” and overblown until they lose their original appeal and become self-caricatures? The lessons of Bake Off should still be fresh in the mind. Jones is right to point to the long-running classics of old.

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- Letters

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Sherlock Co-Creator Defends Premiere With a Cheeky Poem Aimed at Critics

5 January 2017 10:51 AM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Did you have issues with Sunday’s Sherlock Season 4 premiere? Well, be careful, because co-creator Mark Gatiss might put you in your place with a well-crafted rhyme.

After “The Six Thatchers” featured Benedict Cumberbatch’s Sherlock Holmes in a bone-crunching fistfight, The Guardian‘s Ralph Jones complained that the character was becoming more James Bond than brainy sleuth. Gatiss, who also plays Sherlock’s brother Mycroft on the show, responded on Wednesday in proper British fashion: with a lyric poem (entitled “To an Undiscerning Critic”) pointing out that Arthur Conan Doyle’s original Sherlock stories had plenty of action, too. »

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