'Tintin' leads with 6 nods for FX awards

'Tintin' leads with 6 nods for FX awards

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Hollywood's Visual Effects Society nominated Steven Spielberg's animated film "The Adventures of Tintin" for a leading six awards Monday.

'Devil' tops U.S. box office with $34.5M

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- "The Devil Inside" took the No. 1 spot at the U.S. box office during the weekend with $34.5 million in gross box office receipts.
Warner wants Burton, Downey in 'Pinocchio'

Warner wants Burton, Downey in 'Pinocchio'

HOLLYWOOD, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Talks are reportedly heating up on plans to unite Robert Downey Jr. with director Tim Burton in a new "Pinocchio" movie, sources told The Hollywood Reporter.

Movie attendance slipped in 2011

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- The U.S. movie business saw ticket sales slide in 2011, despite a strong week to close out the year, Hollywood.com reported.

'Mission' takes No. 1 for second weekend

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol," with Tom Cruise, was No. 1 at the U.S. box office for the second straight weekend with $31.25 million in receipts.

'Mission' cruises to U.S. box office lead

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 25 (UPI) -- "Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol," with Tom Cruise, was No. 1 at the U.S. box office during the Christmas weekend with more than $26.53 million.
'Sherlock Holmes' dominates box office

'Sherlock Holmes' dominates box office

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows" with Robert Downey Jr. debuted at No. 1 at the box office this weekend with more than $40 million in gross U.S. receipts.
15 films qualify for Visual Effects Oscar race

15 films qualify for Visual Effects Oscar race

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Hollywood's Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said Monday 15 films released in 2011 are eligible for nomination for the Visual Effects Oscar.
Harry Potter tallies 6 Scream awards

Harry Potter tallies 6 Scream awards

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Harry Potter-mania was alive and well in Hollywood this weekend where the teenage wizard's blockbuster film franchise was saluted at the annual Scream Awards.

Arthur Conan Doyle's first novel published

LONDON, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- The previously unpublished first novel of Sherlock Holmes creator Arthur Conan Doyle has been published in London more than a century after it was written.
'Sherlock' wins two BAFTA awards

'Sherlock' wins two BAFTA awards

LONDON, May 23 (UPI) -- "Sherlock," a contemporary mystery series about private investigator Sherlock Holmes and his sidekick Watson, has won two BAFTA TV Awards in London.

Actor Edward Hardwicke dead at 78

LONDON, May 17 (UPI) -- British actor Edward Hardwicke has died, his family said. He was 78.
Guy Ritchie's girlfriend pregnant

Guy Ritchie's girlfriend pregnant

LOS ANGELES, March 7 (UPI) -- Guy Ritchie's publicist told People.com the British filmmaker's girlfriend, model Jacqui Ainsely, is pregnant with their first child.
Jude Law to hand out Oscars

Jude Law to hand out Oscars

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Feb. 9 (UPI) -- British actor Jude Law will be a presenter at the 83rd Academy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles, the telecast producers said Wednesday.
Robert Downey Jr. to be Oscar presenter

Robert Downey Jr. to be Oscar presenter

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Robert Downey Jr. is to be a presenter at the 83rd Academy Awards ceremony, telecast producers Bruce Cohen and Don Mischer announced.
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Sherlock Holmes
American actor Robert Downey Jr. attends the world premiere of "Sherlock Holmes" at Empire, Leicester Square in London on December 14, 2009. UPI/Rune Hellestad

Sherlock Holmes ( /ˈʃɜrlɒk ˈhoʊmz/) is a fictional detective created by Scottish author and physician Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. A brilliant London-based "consulting detective", Holmes is famous for his astute logical reasoning, his ability to take almost any disguise, and his use of forensic science skills to solve difficult cases.

Holmes, who first appeared in publication in 1887, was featured in four novels and 56 short stories. The first story, A Study in Scarlet, appeared in Beeton's Christmas Annual in 1887 and the second, The Sign of the Four, in Lippincott's Monthly Magazine in 1890. The character grew tremendously in popularity with the beginning of the first series of short stories in Strand Magazine in 1891; further series of short stories and two novels published in serial form appeared between then and 1927. The stories cover a period from around 1880 up to 1914.

All but four stories are narrated by Holmes's friend and biographer, Dr. John H. Watson; two are narrated by Holmes himself ("The Blanched Soldier" and "The Lion's Mane") and two others are written in the third person ("The Mazarin Stone" and "His Last Bow"). In two stories ("The Musgrave Ritual" and "The Gloria Scott"), Holmes tells Watson the main story from his memories, while Watson becomes the narrator of the frame story. The first and fourth novels, A Study in Scarlet and The Valley of Fear, each include a long interval of omniscient narration recounting events unknown both to Holmes and to Watson.

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