Robert Downey, Jr. is the poster boy for the actor as a phoenix — burning out in a blaze of glory before reinventing themselves and becoming a better, stronger actor. After some very public and very messy problems in his personal life, Downey, Jr. took a step back away from the spotlight and returned bigger than ever.
Speaking of returning, this December Downey, Jr. returns to the role of Sherlock Holmes in SHERLOCK HOLMES: A GAME OF SHADOWS, a new film from director Guy Ritchie that sees the legendary detective engage in a battle of the wits with his most cunning adversary, Professor Moriarty. Jude Law co-stars as Dr. Watson, Holmes' partner and confidant. Also along for the ride is Noomi Rapace (the star of the original Swedish adaptation of THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO). Early buzz is saying that this sequel is a crowd-pleaser and full of great, fun action. In other words, it's a movie you're definitely going to want to check out on the big screen. To help make your trip to the theater extra special, we're offering up a deal so good you're going to want to put it in your pipe and smoke it.
If you buy a ticket to the midnight release of SHERLOCK HOLMES: A GAME OF SHADOWS at our West Oaks location, you'll receive free admission to the film KISS KISS BANG BANG, the 2005 mystery comedy that helped relaunch Robert Downey, Jr.'s career.
Directed by Shane Black (the undisputed master of buddy cop films), KISS KISS BANG BANG stars Downey, Jr. as Harry Lockhart, a petty criminal who cons his way into the Hollywood scene. While preparing for a role in a new movie, Harry meets "Gay" Perry, a smartass private eye played by Val Kilmer. Together, the two of them become intwined in a murder mystery involving the beautiful Harmony Lane (played by Michelle Monaghan).
KISS KISS BANG BANG is a loving tribute to pulp crime novels of the past, wrapped up as a Christmas movie and presented with a big ol' bow of sarcastic wit. The film undeniably is at least partly responsible for Downey, Jr.'s comeback (Shane Black is currently prepping to direct IRON MAN 3 - funny how these things work). Don't miss this chance to see two great movies on one big night of crime, mystery and comedy from Robert Downey, Jr. — all for the price of one ticket.
As an added bonus, thanks to the help of Inside Pulse editor Travis Leamons, we have a handful of books from Titan Press to giveaway at the event. We'd also like to thank our promotional sponsor Murder by the Book, one of the nation's largest and oldest mystery book store.