IBJ Night at the Movies: "Sherlock Holmes"

December 16, 2009
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ALL WINNERS HAVE BEEN CONTACTED. CONTEST IS CLOSED. (If you won tickets, please note the corrected location for the screening.)

But we've got another screening happening that same night for "It's Complicated." Details here.


This week, I'm offering a chance to take a break from holiday shopping and see how Hollywood has treated the world's most famous detective.

Yes, I've got tickets to an advance screening of “Sherlock Holmes,” starring Robert Downey Jr. It's happening Monday, December 21st at 7:30 at UA Galaxy.

There's no mystery to winning them. All you have to do is, in the space below, comment on your favorite mystery (whether in print, on film, in life, or wherever). THEN  you need to e-mail me at lharry@ibj.com with "Sherlock" on the subject line. You must do both.

Winners will be picked at random beginning Friday until all passes are gone. I'll send an electronic code to claim your ticket online. There's no need this time to visit the IBJ offices to pick them up.

As is usual for these screenings, a pass does not guarantee admission. You must arrive early. Once the seats are filled, even pass holders will be turned away.

Your favorites?

  • Sherlock Contest
    I like the movie "Fracture" with Anthony Hopkins, it took awhile to figure out how he did it.
  • "Sherlock"
    My favorite mystery books are by John Patterson. I could read any book of his all day long.
  • Sherlock Contest
    I always enjoyed reading the Nancy Drew books as a little girl.
  • And Then There Were None
    I love the book "And Then There were None" by Agatha Christie.
  • Sherlock
    I still enjoy reading Nancy Drew - I have several in my library at home and when I'm in between more serious reading pick one up. I'm also a fan of Scooby Doo fan - does that count? I also enjoy the show Castle, though mainly for Nathan Fillion. It's a lighter cop show with a murder mystery feel.
  • Favorite mysteries
    I'm not sure I can pick one, but here are a few of my favs:
    The Usual Suspects, Seven, In the Heat of the Night, Reservoir Dogs, The Departed, L.A. Confidential and Memento.
  • Favorite Mysteries/Sherlock Holmes
    I really enjoyed the movie "The Prestige". I felt that the movie not only was shrouded in mystery but also tension and suspense flowed wonderfully through the film.
  • Sherlock
    I loved the film Memento.
  • Favorite mystery
    The Departed. That movie was an unexpected hit for me
  • Sherlock
    the Bermuda Triangle
  • Sherlock
    I thought "The Others" with Nicole Kidman was an interesting film with an unpredictable ending.
  • mysteries
    Hmm. Well, love and attraction (aka "chemistry") are my favorite mysteries in life. I doubt I will ever figure them out, but that's okay.

    My favorite mystery book of all time is a tie between two children's books: THE WESTING GAME, by Ellen Raskin, and FROM THE MIXED-UP FILES OF MRS. BASIL E. FRANKWEILER, by E. L. Konigsburg. I also spent most of my weekly allowance on Nancy Drew books when I was in elementary school.

    My favorite place to buy mystery books is The Mystery Company, which is up in Carmel. They have a quirky selection of new mysteries tied to just about whatever hobby or type of PI you're interested in (gardening? feng shui? physically challenged? Hoosier?) plus a large selection of used books at bargain prices.

    I am sorry that I can not go to see "Sherlock Holmes" on December 21, but I am enjoying reading everyone's responses! I hope everyone writes about the movie afterwards, too.

    Hope Baugh
    Indy Theatre Habit
  • Mystery
    I must say I'm a fan of Miss Marple.
  • Mystery
    The Maltese Falcon
  • Mystery
    I must say that my favorite mystery was the first Scooby Doo movie. I mean, Rowan Atkinson was really Scrappy Doo in a man suit?
  • Sherlock
    One of the best movies ever was 12 angry men
  • Sherlock
    I have been and always will be a fan of the children's book series "The Boxcar Children."
  • Sherlock
    I very much enjoyed the movie Gosford Park and trying to figure everything out.
  • sherlock
    "marvel comics group" all of them.
  • Sherlock
    The first thing that comes to mind with the word mystery for me is the original Scooby Doo cartoon. Takes me back to being a kid!
  • Mysteries
    I like the old French film "The Return of Martin Guerre". "Sommersby" was the American remake.
  • Sherlock
    Anything real that can't be explained - UFOs, ghosts, and where all my socks go when I "misplace" them.
  • sherlock contest
    I love to watch the Forensic files on TV. I love to watch how they catch criminals based on the forensic science.
  • sherlock
    murder on the orient express
  • Sherlock
    The Maltese Falcon, definitely.
  • Sherlock
    I love mysteries, and one of my recent faves is the TV show "LOST". I can't wait to find out what exactly is the story with that island!
  • Sherlock
    My favorite is "The Thin Man".
  • Sherlock
    My favorite mystery would have to be The Sixth Sense.
  • Favorite Mystery...
    My all-time favorite mystery has to be the 1939 Hound of the Baskervilles with Basil Rathbone. I saw it first when I was very young and the images from it have stuck with me all these many years...
  • love the laughs
    I really love Crl Hiaasen's book Double Whammy. Once the tears dry up from all the laughing, you are left with a fun little mystery.
  • Favorite Mystery
    The movie Rear Window! Brilliant.
  • Sherlock
    I also loved Nancey Drew mystery books.
  • Favorite Mystery
    When I was in grade school, I loved the Trixie Belden mystery series of books. I'd get a new one and stay up all night reading!
  • Sherlock Contest
  • Sherlock
    I have to go with Robert B. Parker's Spencer series - even when they turned it into the TV series Spencer for Hire. As far as movies go, I'd have to say The Usual Suspects is my favorite. Man, I really didn't see that ending coming!
  • Favorite Mystery
    Gotta be Scooby Doo - really like the new ones with Prinze/Gellar. Also a big fan of Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew.
  • Favorite Mystery
    Seven - Great story, great acting, and great cinematography.
  • Mysteries
    I love anything by Martha Grimes. The titles of her books are Pub names. Her characters Richard Jury and Melrose Plant are so interesting.
  • Agatha Christie
    Murder on the Orient Express hands down best mystery ever.
  • Sherlock
    I'm a fan of the Nancy Drew series.
  • Sherlock
    Favorite mysteries: The Black Dahlia and Marilyn Monroe murders.
  • Mystery
    The movie Double Jeopardy - great plot and it has Ashley Judd in it!
  • Mystery
    The movie Departed was a great mystery that I really enjoyed.
  • Mysteries of Life
    How is it that we are so mysteriously created. Man has been studying the human body for ages and still it's a mystery as to how everything works together so well (or not so well, sometimes.)
  • Favorite Mystery
  • Favorite Mystery
    It would have to be the 1957 Witness for the Prosecution. Great Agatha Christie story.
  • physco
    Hitchcock's Physco was very interesting.
  • Mystery
    My favorite is any mystery novel by James Patterson.
  • Sherlock
    I enjoy trying to decipher the guilty before he did.
  • mystery
    Fletch is my favorite mystery. Irwin Fletcher (aka Dr. Rosenrosen) really cuts through the shenanigans to get to the truth.
  • Disclosure
    very interesting and intriguing
  • Mystery
    My favorite mystery has to be either Three Kings, Perfect Storm, Max Payne....actually anything starring Mark Wahlberg is a mystery to me.
  • sherlock
    my favorite mystery is the Prestige.
  • Agree with Jeremy
    Boxcar Children was the first that came to mind...
  • mystery
    All Daniel Silva books.
  • favorite mysteries
    Nancy Drew was my constant companion as a young girl and I love Alfred Hitchcock mysteries!
  • favorite mystery
    i've always loved agatha christie, and arthur conan doyle. newest favorite is rex stout.
  • JFK
    Will the real killer of JFK please stand up. IN other words was there more than one killer?
  • Mystery movies
    At the top of my list are Witness for the Prosecution and the Lost Weekend.
  • Sherlock
    I love the Sixth Sense.
  • Favorite Mystery
    The Big Sleep
  • Sherlock
    Either the Conan Doyle story, The Norwood Builder or the real life mystery about where the other sock goes.
  • Favorite Mystery
    Because I am so old, Strangers on a Train
  • Sherlock
    The Sixth Sense & The Departed
  • Mystery
  • CD wrappers
    Why they made compact disc wrapping so hard to open.
  • Favorite Mysteries
    Intersting to read all the comments. It is difficult to pck one. Loved Hardy Boys as a kid, the older movies are the ones I like best: Maltese Falcon is great, Hound of Baskervilles also, Murder on the Orient Express, most Hitchcock movies and Witness for the Proscecution also great choices. I like Patterson novels too.
  • contest
    Anything Miss Marple
  • Sherlock holmes tickets
    last of shelia-moive written by anthony perkins and stephen sondheim
  • Its a Mystery
    Its a mystery to me how that image gets from a camera in a TV studio all the way into my living room, through buildings and people and anything else that gets in the way...
  • Sherlock
    Always enjoyed the Sherlock Holmes stories.. Any mystery/detective novel by James Patterson... and locally, the house of blue lights
  • All winners contacted
    All winners have been contacted.

    We've got another screening happening that night for "It's Complicated." Details here: http://www.ibj.com/lou-harrys-ae/2009/12/17/ibj-movie-night-its-complicated/PARAMS/post/15192
  • Sherlock
    The Birds - Alfred Hitchcock
  • mystery
    The Usual Suspects... somehow I guessed who Kaiser Suze was early on in the movie.
  • Sherlock
    Nancy Drew was a favorite when I was elementary age. Then when my kids were young, we read the Boxcar Children. Now I enjoy Ted Dekker and his mystery/suspense/thriller books.
  • Primer
    Primer is one of my favorite mystery movies, because it takes a while to even figure out that someone has died before you can figure out how they were killed.
  • Sixth Sense
    I have to agree with the Sixth Sense. That was a very good movie and the acting in it was superb!
  • Holmes & Watson
    Holmes & Watson were magnificent, as was the city itself -- beautiful and rich. Robert Downey Jr is who makes this movie -- I think his own dark past gives him a wealth to draw on when portraying complex characters.

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